I sang my normal song to lure the innocent boy into the lonely ocean. I felt bad doing this, but if I didn't, I'd starve to death. As soon as he got close, I went in for the kill. I didn't ACTUALLY kill him, I just stole some of his life source, meaning I'd made his life span shorter. It tasted like black tea— 5 years taken.
You're probably wondering how this happened. How I, Haruhi Fujioka, scholarship student, have become this...this creature.
It's really not as complicated as you may think. It all started when the Host Club and I went to the beach. There were some thugs that decided to try and hit on some of the ladies. I tried to stop them, but I fell into the ocean. What the others don't know, is that in that split-second I was underwater, something came towards me. It was... I can't describe it. Now, I don't believe in these things but there was no other way to describe it. It seemed to be a mermaid but with the voice of a siren—melodic, enchanting. He gave me a deep kiss, and then said something I couldn't quite hear as clearly as his singing. But reading his lips, i assume he said "I'm finally free." He then had a face-splitting smile on and after that, I was pulled out of the ocean. I didn't even remember that until I got this... ability.
I had then started getting concerned about my weight. The Hosts didn't notice under my uniform, but I've gotten much skinnier. I was becoming just bones and skin. I didn't have much of an appetite, and even when I tried to eat, I barley gained weight. The food tasted bland. I even got fancy tuna from one of my designators, but somehow, it stopped tasting good.
Then, one fateful day, I felt the urge to sing. I didn't know why, I wasn't all that musical like Tamaki-senpai, but I felt I needed to sing. Kind of like the need to stretch, or yawn. I was in a supermarket in an area with nobody near. It was late at night, and I needed to get some toothpaste as I had run out and been to busy to get some. I opened my mouth, and what came out was very strange to me.
I didn't recognize the song, and it sounded too beautiful to be my voice. I listened to the lyrics I involuntarily sang, and it was a song about sirens. It was about how a lonely person got lured by a siren and she was happy to be freed, but he had to bear the curse. Then, he seemed to have forgotten everything and only knew to pass on the curse through song. Then, another person gets it and in the end, it says "and then they cycle repeats, it'll never complete, as everybody sings."
Again I had never heard this song, and somehow I wasn't freaking out as much as I should be. Then, I turned around and saw the only other person there (the cashier), seemingly in trace. I don't know what possessed me to do what I did next, but I went up to him and put my hand on his chest, and gave him a kiss. It was weird, as there were no feelings in the kiss, instead I felt like I ate the best meal of my life after starving for years.
He then passed out, and I became scared. I had the aftertaste of cinnamon in my mouth, and a number ran through my head. 8 years taken.
I was scared about being caught on camera, but then I remembered something. This store was near closing and out of business, and they couldn't afford to keep the security cameras (I overheard a conversation between the manager and the employee), the cameras were just for show. I decided to leave the money on the counter and pray he was okay.
I later learned what I was (through extensive research on mythical creatures)— a mermaid siren. A creature that take a on the form of half human, half fish and preys on innocent men.
I learned how I transform into one (in private, thankfully). I was at Kyoya-senpai's private beach he kindly let us in with my dad for one of his friend's birthdays, and then I went in the water. When they went to go see something, chat in private, it happened. One second after I was completely in, I felt strange. Looking down, instead of legs, I had a fish tail! I nearly screamed, but I didn't want dad to hear. I quickly got a nearby towel and got out of the water. I was relieved to see I changed right back, though the bottom of my bathing suit was ripped.
After that, I had to feed every week.