Story: Two Houses
Fandom: Little Mermaid (Disney)
Genre: Divergence, angst
Summary: A fish tale about the one that got away.
Squeeing: The Little Mermaid
is one of my childhood fandoms, and I love it with my whole heart. I wouldn't change a thing about the movie - but this is the tale my adult self wants. This gives Ariel and Eric more dimension than the "fall in all consuming love." Beautiful and poignant, the fic leaves me feeling that strange mix of happy melancholy that good writing can provide.
Excerpt: But she wasn't a child anymore. Or not as much of one. Magic and contracts and spells had their prices, and she'd seen what being selfish had nearly cost her, cost her father... cost her people and the entire ocean.