|| #16. Swimming with mermaids. ||
"Neville are you sure this Ofeli plant will transform me in a mermaid?" I asked a bit scared. "Yes Mila, just put it in your mouth. Whenever you touch the water, you'll immediately transform in a mermaid for an hour", he explained. Luckily that Neville came with a solution this morning. I sat in the common room early this morning when Neville and I started to talk. When I said that I wanted to transform in a mermaid, but that I couldn't find a spell, he suggested the Ofeli plant. It was more like a flower. It was a white flower with some orange, the stem was dark brown, long and thick. To the stem grow oblong - dark green - leaves. One flower with leaves was - if I must believe Neville - enough to transform in a mermaid. "Come on, eat it", he demanded. I took the flower and put it in my mouth. The flower tasted very bitter, I really hated it. "Good luck Mila!" he said and left me alone. One hour left until we had to gather at the lake. I wished Oona and Juliette were here, but I hadn't seen them since yesterday. I decided to put on my bikini and my jogging. When I was done I lay on my bed and closed my eyes for a second. "How would Harry manage the task?"
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I left Hogwarts and went to the Black Lake on my own. A lot of people walked to the mole with the boats. Those boats brought you to three towers in the Black Lake. A little further I saw Harry and Neville walking. Harry turned around and was looking for something or someone. Our eyes crossed each other. Without even blinking, Harry turned back and walked with Neville to a boat. I waited at the end of the mole to catch another boat. Not much later we all stood on the second tower. I looked around and saw Juliette standing beside Harry. They hugged each other. Where the hell were Oona, Ron and Hermione? I hoped Juliette would come and talk to me, because I really needed some support. But she didn't.. Suddenly Dumbledore started to speak: "Welcome to the second task! Last night, something was stolen from each of our champions. A treasure of sorts.. These five treasures, one four each champion, now lie on the bottom of the Black Lake. In order to win each champion need only find their treasure and return to the surface." I stopped listening to Dumbledore, because some girls of Beauxbatons came to me and helped me with taking of my clothes. Fleur had a swimsuit and I felt a bit uncomfortable in my bikini. And know I realized people could see my two tattoos. On my hips there were some birds, and on one shoulder there were flowers. Cedric, Victor and Harry had a swimming trunk with a tank top. I didn't listen to Dumbledore and the only thing I could think of was: when they give the sign to start, I jump into the water and swim to the bottom of the lake. So I waited and waited. The canon gave a shot and I was the first one to jump into the water. "There goes Mila Mosswish. First jumper." My legs became lightly and in no time I had a tale and in my neck there grew gills. "Look at that, she's a mermaid!" I heard people yell from above. I've never felt so light before. I immediately swam to the bottom of the lake, and I heard that the other contestants were behind me. I swam and swam and suddenly I heard those singing voices again. I followed the voices and swam through seaweed. There was no one behind me, where were the other contestants? I looked around and saw something come closer to me. It was a mermaid from the Black Lake. I dodged the mermaid and looked if there were others. I decided to follow the mermaid as fast as I could. And there it was.. the treasure. Five people floating at the bottom of he lake, five people who needed to be saved. When I came closer, I saw who it was. I must say it was a bit of a shock. Cause down there, there was a little child with Cho Chang, Hermione, Ron and Oona. One of them I had to save. I swam to Oona and touched her with my hands. Her eyes were closed and she wasn't breathing, what kind of spell did they use? Suddenly I saw something coming from behind me. Harry ! He went over to Ron and did the same like I did, he looked at Hermione and after that he looked to me. I didn't spent too much time, took my wand and used a spell to break the rope. Oona was free, I took her arm and wanted to swim with her back to surface. When I looked at Harry again. Suddenly Cedric came and freed Cho. He made a gesture to his watch and swam to the surface. I left Harry behind and swam as fast as I could to the surface, but Cedric was faster. When we came above the water Oona breathed very fast and hugged me. They helped us out of the water and gave us a towel. My tail was still there and that would last for the remaining time. Suddenly I saw Fleur, she cried. And then I realized she didn't had a chance to save her sister. Krum came above the water with Hermione. But Harry wasn't there. I threw my towel away and jumped back onto the water. "MILA !" I heard Oona and Juliette yell. I swam and swam when I saw Harry fighting with the mermaids, he held Ron and the girl. "Harry!" I yelled, he looked up and pushed Ron and the girl up, towards me. I took them and swam to the surface, Ron and the girls started breathing. "Go to the tower", I demanded Ron and dived back into the water. Harry was back to normal and a bit unconscious. Mermaids gathered around him, I took my wand and yelled: "Depulso!" The mermaids were pushed away, I took Harry by his arm. He looked at me and saw that my tale and grills went away. He saw the panic in my eyes, because I couldn't stay long under water. He took his wand and with his last forces he yelled: "Ascendio!" and that was the last thing I could remember.
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∞ Authors note ∞
This is what Mila is wearing: https://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?.locale=nl&id=227435680
Tattoo's (Mila is such a rebel..)
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