here lies the water, here stands the man – ghostofgatsby

In the depths of the sea lies a kingdom.
The castle is carved of ice and stone, coral and sand, and houses a clan of selkies inside it.

Up on the shore, the selkie prince sits, in human form with his skin wrapped around his waist.
He spends time people-watching, learning all he can about the mortal world he is barred from participating in.

It’s there up on the rocks, with the waves crashing over his feet, that he meets the kelpie.

Rating: Explicit/NSFW

CW: Graphic Violence, Abuse, Knives, Blood, Fighting, Wounds, Self-Doubt, Insecurity, Injuries. mentions of death, drowning and fae manipulation.
also, low self esteem, some feelings of hopelessness, and a brief mention of medical implements/really bad past injuries.
If I need to tag something else, let me know. If you have any questions about the work, don’t hesitate to ask.

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