Chapter 1


By RAYNA GANDHI | Published: January 22, 2012

3 days before I got here there was a army of guards and 1 mistress named Destiny. That wasn't it, the tower I stayed in there were about three hundred girls there. About 50 girls came here by weeks. All the young girls worked as maidens for Destiny. After a month I stayed there a very young boy came trying to stop Destiny. I knew he couldn't do anything. She was so powerful that not even a dozen guards could stop her. In our tower about 2,500 girls stayed. with another 2 towers that 3,500 girls stayed in each. I made so many friends there. The boy that came here was held captive as a guard. I felt bad for him. His name was Shawn. He was a very gutful boy for sure. I coudn't stop praising him. For some days I thought could I be in love with him. No it can't be. But I kept thinking about that. Destiny wouldn't let anybody fall in love with each other. She wouldn't let frienship even happen. If she had found out that me and Becka were the best friends she would seperate us. Today I noticed I haven't seen Becka in a while. It worried me if she was moved to another tower. I saw Alexandria one of Becka's room mates and she said she was unsure where she is. Fora second I panicked.Could it be that Becka had planned to escape without telling me. I haven't seen Shawn in a while either. I wonder where everybody is. Wherever they are I hope there safe. The other day I met Sindy and she said some people were living in a water tower because they go transformed into mermaids and they cannot come back to any of the towers anymore.

I hope I could transform so I could join Becka. I said," The mermaids will have to sew clothing for each of us to wear everyday." I felt so bad that Becka would have to work for me the rest of her life. Now there was no chance that she could escape with a tail. I thought of plans so all the mermaids can escape. M y best plan was to get them into the South Canopy river but how. Destiny wouldn't let m use her keys. One day Destiny asked me,'' Dear Cylvia you done very well since you have been here now I have one job for you to get done each day. Can you take 2 or 3 buckets filled with fish to the water tower starting tomarrow." I said with excitement,"Yes Yes Definetly It will be done." "Thank You Cylvia you are my favorite."

Responsibility and Trust Chapter 2Now i'm in charge of the keys to the water tower. For some days visiting Becka I felt relief. I couldn't just think about Becka and Shawn, i'd have to think about myself first. Then I thought about it . The thoughts that came in my mind were that what if Destiny becomes suspicious. Now there were 3 water towers to hold mermaids. There were 6 mermaids in each. Now I had to take rehearsals to follow my new plan. How would Destiny not find out that i'm taking rehearsals with the other maids. One day I was in the kitchen then my hand got burned. That was part of my plan. If I get a minor injury I would need to have bed rest. But to make pain look more painful I had to do some drama, because of that people called me drama queen. Even I called myself a drama queen cause I used to much drama. Yet I even used eye drops to make my eyes look watery. Then I noticed Destiny started to get suspcious. That was a warning that I should stop my drama for a few days. Then I found out that Destiny's grandfather works in a prison and he has found out that Destiny has been keeping mermaids captive in the water tower. Nobody knows that we are held in the tower though. I felt bad for my self. Lets just celebrate for the mermaids instead.

"Sylvia I am giving you the job to help Brian, Chelsea, Victoria, Juan, Jasmine, Talia, Mia, Jacob....., and Felis build a pool for the mermaids to live in out in the caves that are in the garden that lead to the underground tunnel that some others are building and go 2 yards in and make a pool that doesn't have chlorine inside . Make it as big as the underground tunnel goes and make sure there is a ladder so we can get inside. "said Destiny.

I said," How will we get the mermaids all the way there."

Destiny said," However you would like to get them there."

I say," Thank You very much. It is my pleasure. I will try my very best to get them to the underground tunnel safely. Don't put too many hopes on me Destiny. It makes me too nervous. "

" Anything to get the job done" she says.

For some reason I felt this mission would get me somewhere to getting free. Sometimes I felt that she Destiny should give us a better living but never thought she ever would.

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