She danced for me, naked in the dark water, trailing her hands through it as she twirled and laughed, my own magical mermaid risen from the depths to entertain me. I couldn’t see her in the darkness, but her splashes illuminated in green. She’d never seen them before and delighted as the bioluminescence reacted to the disturbance of her fingers. I too wanted to be disturbed by her fingers, to feel them trace along my sunburned skin and find their way between my legs.
“Come swim with me!” she called into the darkness, the song of her voice bouncing off the dunes and disappearing into the palm forest.
“No, you come here. I want your hands on me.”
I heard her make her way through the water, then saw her footsteps on the black sand, green splashes that followed her through the dark night as she trampled on the unseen creatures in the sand. I felt her step onto our spread blanket, and I could smell her standing over me, the salt and sun mixing with her own sweet scent.
“I can feel the heat radiating off of you,” she whispered.
“Come down here,” I found her hand in the blackness, pulling her down onto me.
Her touch cooled me instantly, cold wet shark skin that splashed goose bumps down my arms and legs. I felt her spread thighs slide alongside mine as she sunk down on top of me, her wet skin dampening mine. She rubbed one water wrinkled finger over my lips and my insides clenched, a new warmth spreading deep inside of me. I swallowed, yearning for the taste of her mouth, her cunt.
I leaned in to suck the salt off her nipples and lap at the two pale dunes that sat atop her chest, reaching my hand up to grab the wild salt-crusted mane of hair. I could barely make out the shape of her, a black silhouette against a dark sky studded with stars. She moaned into my ear as I sunk one finger into her, exploring the deep trench between her thighs. I wanted to bury my face between her legs and drown in the depths of her. I wanted to get lost in her ocean.
So, I jumped in. She washed over me like a wave, and my world turned ocean green as I lost myself in her beauty. Like the phosphorescence dancing with her in the water, I too was disturbed, alight at her touch. The deafening roar of the cicadas drowned out her sounds, another mermaid’s song lost at sea.