Dethan Week: Day 5: Fairytale - The Little Mermaid
On his eighteenth birthday, Danny was permitted to swim to the surface to see the human world. Once he broke the surface, he was overcome with the world that existed out of the sea. Suddenly, he was startled by a yell, sees a ship, and rushes to save the person from drowning. Danny drags the prince to shore and falls in love with him at first sight. He waits by a truck until he sees someone coming, and he dives back into the water before he can be seen.
Days pass and Danny's mind is full of the prince. He cannot stop thinking avout him. So he decides to go to the old Sea Witch, hoping she might have a way for him to see the prince again. The Sea Witch does has a plan to present him with human legs. The price is his voice (and if he doesn't make the prince fall in love with him by the next night, he'd turn to sea foam and die). Danny agrees anyway; he'd do anything to see his prince again.
The Sea Witch failed to mention that Danny's new legs would feel like walking on daggers. Danny returns to the human world in search of his prince, bearing through the pain. He ends up stumbling up to the castle just in time for a party. Danny's heard about this from his sisters - humans dance at parties. He slips in, and starts dancing with a guy and catches the attention of his prince.
Danny cannot speak and it's frustrating, but the prince doesn't seem to mind. "Playing hard to get, huh? I can dig it," the prince says with a wink, and Danny blushes. "I'm Prince Ethan, but you probably already know that. Though, I don't believe I've seen you around before, and I'm quite sure I wouldn't forget those dimples..." Danny lets him rattle on, smiling and blushing, unable to contribute to the conversation and too busy trying to keep dancing because it was fun, but the pain in his feet made it hard not to wince.
Ethan didn't seem to notice though, and soon Danny was being dragged outside to walk on the beach. The welcoming water made Danny's feet almost numb, and by now the no talking thing didn't phase Ethan at all. They sat on the beach and Danny managed to focus in on Ethan, loving how his profile looked in the moonlight. And when Ethan stopped talking abruptly, Danny's breath caught in his chest as Ethan lent forward to press a kiss to his lips.
A tickle rose up in Danny's throat and when Ethan pulled away, Danny managed to let out a "wow". Ethan was shocked, and so Danny quickly jumped into an explanation of what had happened. Ethan took it in stride, smirking by the end and giving him another kiss. "True love broke the curse, huh?" and Danny's laugh was like music to his ears.
The two wed not long after and lived happily ever after.