R.I.P. Mermaidman

By Yoshizilla-Rhedosaurus

Yoshizilla-Rhedosaurus: Well, since it's the day that Spongebob officially started as a series, I figured that I work on some Spongebob fanfics. Including this one shot dedicated to the late great Ernest Borgnine. Enjoy.

Spongebob Squarepants was usually happy and peppy. But today, he wasn't. For something terrible has happened, and it was too much for the poor little guy. What happened?

It's simple. Poor old Mermaidman died.

"Oh Mermaidman, how I miss you!" Spongebob cried as he was crying on the floor of his living room.

Patrick was holding one of the pillows from his house, sobbing but not as much as Spongebob. "Don't worry, Spongebob. He's fighting against the evil in Heaven now." He was able to say through his tears.

Squidward poked his head into Spongebob's house, wondering why Spongebob was crying. "Can you keep it down? I'm trying to enjoy what little peace I have left."

Spongebob briefly paused, turning around to face Squidward. "Now is not the time, Squiddy! Mermaidman is dead!"

Squidward's eyes widened as his grouchiness suddenly melted. "Wait, you mean Mermaidman is actually gone?"

Spongebob and Patrick nodded, tears still in their eyes.

Instead of acting like a jerk and laughing at the two like he usually would, Squidward stood firmly as he placed his right hand on his face. "Wow... to think, it's been thirteen years since you were fanboying over him, and now, it hits back on you like a brick wall..." He rubbed his chin. "I just wonder how Barnicleboy is handling this situation."

Miles away, Barnicleboy was in the old Mermalair, looking at all of the old gadgets he and Mermaidman used. He sighed as he slowly walked all around the Mermalair, finally being alone after years of sticking with Mermaidman.

"This is going to be some weird last few years..." Barnicleboy whispered as he folded his arms, sighing as he shook his head. "Oh, I miss that old coot already."