- A Stay-at-home Dad's Restaurant In An Alternate World
- Chapter 1022 - You“re So Ugly You“ve Frightened Big
1022 You“re So Ugly You“ve Frightened Big Sister Mermaid
No… I’m just a baby fish…
The land is so dangerous. I want to go home…
Gina could not help but cry again, her shoulders trembling from fear.
“What’s she up to again?” Mag looked at the trembling mermaid curled up in the corner of the bathtub with bewilderment.
Miss, although you are considered a fish, you’re still a mermaid after all. Isn’t it embarrassing to be so frightened by an orange fatty?
“Ugly Duckling, stick your head back. You’re so ugly you’ve frightened Big Sister Mermaid!” Amy said sternly to Ugly Duckling.
Ugly Duckling looked at Amy with grievance and retracted its sharp claws silently. Then, it put its paws down from the rim of the bathtub and hid behind Amy.
“Don’t you peek your head out casually anymore. If you frighten her and make her cry, I can only throw you away.” Amy looked at Ugly Duckling, and sternly said, “I can’t stand such embarrassment.”
Ugly Duckling nodded with grievance.
“Miss Mermaid, it’s alright now. We won’t harm you,” Mag said as gently as he could as he looked at the mermaid who could roll up into a ball flexibly.
After waiting for a while and seeing that the scary cat still had not pounced over, and then hearing Mag’s gentle voice, Gina hesitated for a while before moving her tail away carefully. She peeked and made sure that the scary golden-furred thing was no longer staring at her from the side before she heaved a sigh of relief and swam to the side of the bathtub cautiously. She looked up at Mag with her reddened eyes that were filled with grief.
Lantisde had made countless preparations in order to return back to the continent. This included training in a special breathing technique which would allow merfolk to breathe and live on land for a short period of time, morphing their tails into legs so they could walk on land, and keeping the information of all the species on the Norland Continent.
And Gina was undoubtedly the best of the rest.
She had read through the history of all the species, was the one who could breathe in air for the longest out of all the merfolks, and her morphed legs were no different from humans’. In addition, as long as she could continue breathing in air, she would be able to maintain her legs.
Hence, when their god issued the decree, she took on the responsibility of saving Lantisde, and started her journey in search of the Chosen One.
In the end, she found him, but they were unable to communicate because of the language barrier.
The biggest problem of Lantisde after being sealed for 1,000 years was not lagging behind in terms of strength, but the language barrier.
Gina wanted to bang her head against this white and smooth shore and kill herself right now so the waves could bring her home.
She had already used up her last teleportation stone, so even if she wanted to return, she could not.
Mag could not stand women crying the most, not because he was soft-hearted, but because he would feel like slapping her.
Wasn’t it just a language barrier? Back when he just attended university, he still did not know that his family was rich, so he toured around Europe without money in his pocket. The language barrier did not stop him from using body language to get over mountains and rivers all the same.
Mag relaxed his body and started his performance. “Who are you? Where. Are you. From? Why. Are you. Here?”
When Gina saw Mag flailing his arms around with exaggerated expressions, she was first dumbfounded, but she quickly realized that even though she could not understand what the Chosen One said, she seemed to be able to understand what he meant through his actions and expressions.
“Gi. Na,” she said clearly as she pointed to herself.
“You’re Gina,” Mag said as he pointed to Gina.
“Yes, yes.” Gina nodded. She let out a relieved smile. She looked at Mag with an increasingly captivated gaze. He is the Chosen One indeed. He is good-looking, has a nice voice, and is so smart.
Amy, who was at the side, followed suit as she pointed at herself, and said, “I am Amy.”
“A. My.” Gina copied her. She was delighted. This beautiful name must be the name of this cute little elf.
“I am Mag,” Mag said as he pointed to himself.
“Mag…” Gina looked at Mag and her eyes lit up. So the Chosen One was called Mag. He would be Lantisde’s savior, rescuing the merfolk from the endless days of darkness.
“I. From the sea.” Gina pointed at the water and used her arm to make a wave-like motion. Then, she pointed at Mag and resolutely said, “Looking for you.”
“Father, look, Big Sister Gina really knows you,” Amy said in delight.
Although Mag was really pleased with Gina’s learning abilities, he really did not know this mermaid. Even Alex would not have gone around hooking up in the sea back then, right?
Could it be that he had really rescued this mermaid before?
Mag was still suspicious of it, but that was just the only possibility as of now.
“Why are you looking for me?” Mag continued to ask as he moved his arms around.
Gina watched with a frown for a while, and her eyes lit up when she understood Mag. But how should she explain the situation? He was the one chosen by the gods who could free Lantisde from the deep sea.
She thought anxiously while Mag and Amy waited quietly. No matter what, the most important thing was still to know what she came here for.
The silence went on for more than 10 minutes. Just as Amy wanted to go back to sleep as she yawned, and Mag decided to go down to prepare the ingredients, Gina’s face lit up and she started her performance.
She first brought out something that looked like a flower carefully with a solemn face filled with respect. After that, she flailed her arms around and then drew a square around Mag and then pointed at Mag.
Then, she did the seaweed dance with her arms, and then suddenly became a corpse lying in the water, submerging slowly to the bottom of the bathtub and reaching a hand out to Mag.
Mag and Amy wrapped their left arms around their chests and propped their chins up on their right hands, rolling their eyes with the same expression as they looked at Gina’s hand and pondered.
“I know!” Amy’s eyes lit up. She said with certainty, “Big Sister Gina must be saying that she met Father, who fell into the water, while she was holding on to some flowers. She used all her might to rescue you up to shore and even danced for you, but you kicked her back into the sea, so she would not let you off even if she were to die.”
Mag’s eyes widened. “Although this explanation felt a little weird… why does it seem inexplicably legitimate?”