Chapter 14: Loly's deal
Loly swims over to Orihime, puts her hand around the mermaid's waist.
“Now, this is the deal.” Loly starts to explain to Orihime while they swam over to the table. “I would make for you a potion that would turn you into a human in three days. Get that? Three days. Now this is very important.”
She shows Orihime a hologram of three sun base on the hologram of the earth.
“Before the sun will set on the third day, you need to get your beloved prince to fall in love with you. That would be for him to kiss you.” Loly said.
A hologram of a crown and a heart shimmers.
“Not only a kiss- the kiss of true love.” Loly said.
Kaien and Harutoki watches as Loly is showing Orihime images in the cauldron. Orihime sees an image of herself running as a human with a smile.
“If he is kissing you before the sun would set on the third day, you will be a human for internaty.” Loly said.
The image changes now to Orihime as a mermaid again and she slips into the cauldron.
“If he isn’t, you will turn back into a mermaid, and - you belong to me.” Loly said in a dark tone.
“Don’t do it, Orihime!” Kaien yelled.
Without any warning, Szayelaporro and Yylfordt wrap themselves around Kaien and Harutoki.
“Do we have ourselves a deal?” Loly asked Orihime.
Orihime thinks for a moment.
“If I do become human, I wouldn’t see my dad and sisters again.” She said.
“That is true…” Loly agreed in fake shock. “But you got your man.” She chuckled fiendishly. “Life isn’t so full of difficult choices, in nit?” She chuckled again and realized something.
“Oh- and another thing.” Loly said. “We didn’t talk about the payment. You couldn’t have something for nothing, you know.”
Orihime panics a bit.
“I don’t have any…” She starts to say.
She had been cut off by Loly.
“I don’t need to ask that much. Only a token, really, a trifle.” Loly responded. “You will not miss it. What do I want from you is… your voice.”
Orihime puts her hand to her throat.
“My voice?” She asked nervously.
“You get it, sweetheart.” Loly replied. “You won’t talk, sing, zip.” She then popped her lip after "zip".
Orihime looks at her.
“Without my voice, how would I…” She asked, is cut off again.
“You got your looks! Your beautiful face! Don’t you ever estimate importance of body language! Ha!” Loly responded.
She starts to shake her butt and starts to sing again.
“The men up there don't like a lot of…Blabber.
They think someone who gossips is a bore.
Yes on land it's much preferred.
If no one says a word.
And after all kid what is idle blabber for?
Come on they're not all that impress with.
Loly takes out lots of jars and bottles of various things. They crash into the cauldron unleashing a smoky substance.
“True gentlemen avoid it when they can.
But they dote and swoon and fawn.
On the people who're withdrawn.
It's they who hold their tongue
that get the men.”
Loly puts the final ingredients in the cauldron.
“Come on you poor unfortunate soul,
Go ahead! Make your choice!
I'm a very busy woman.
And I haven’t got all day.”
A vision of Ichigo’s face appears smiling at Orihime. Orihime leans closer to him and then Loly's face comes through.
“It won't cost much.
Just your voice!
You poor unfortunate soul.
It's sad, but true.”
Loly takes Orihime’s shoulders and made a glowing gold contract appear.
“If you want to cross a bridge my sweet.
You've got to pay the toll.
Take a gulp and take a breath.
And go ahead and sign the scroll.”
Loly grins evilly and turns Szayelaporro and Yylfordt also has an evil grin.
“Szayelaporro, Yylfordt, now I have her.” She whispered to her eels.
Loly continues singing.
“The boss is on a roll.”
She twills and hovers above Orihime don’t know what’s going on.
Orihime thinks on how her father would take everything away from her and how happy she will be on land in Ichigo’s arms.
Orihime takes the pen and signs her name on the contract, looking away as she did so. Kaien and Harutoki can only watch in disbelief.
Loly takes the contract and smiled triumphantly. She waves her hands over the cauldron.
Come winds of the Caspian Sea.
Et max laryngitis.
La voce to me.”
Lights swilling around them. Orihime looks around and suddenly wonders if she did the right choice. Loly made green, smoky hands appear.
“Now . . . sing!” She ordered, darkly.
Loly looks at Orihime with an insane look in her eyes and an evil toothy grin.
Orihime opens her mouth and starts to sing her song. Her voice echoed harmoniously, at her throat has a golden light.
“Continue singing!” Loly exclaimed.
One phantom hand holds Orihime is still singing while the other went into her mouth and down her throat and takes a gold glowing sphere out. It was Orihime’s voice! Even though it was captured, Orihime’s voice still sang. She then claps her hand over her throat as she looks on with shock on her face. The phantom hands take the sphere to Loly as it goes into her necklace as she smiled fiendishly.
Loly starts to laugh wickedly as Orihime gets trap in a yellow bubble and she starts to completely change. Her tail splits in two then transform into human legs. After the transformation was done, Orihime is now a fifteen year old human girl with the same eyes, hairstyle. The bubble that had her trapped, pops and Ichigo lands on the ground.
Kaien and Harutoki swims over to her and help her swim to the surface as fast as possible as Loly kept laughing.
Orihime comes out to the surface and takes her first breath of air. She falls back into the water. Kaien and Harutoki help her get to shallower water.
Orihime looks up as the sun rose over the water. She is exhausted and still in pain.
That is so scary, luckily Kaien and Harutoki saved her from Loly by bringing her to the surface. Next chapter is where Orihime meets Ichigo.