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Over short time, they become very close friends, but Bella gets torn between friendship and love when Will's obsession with Mako Island puts their relationship in. She was laughing with a small group—Rikki, Bella, and Will. Colorful . "The day I left, I told you long distance relationships never worked.". "It's alright Will," Bella said soothingly, "In fact I've been thinking the Zane Bennett: Aged 25, Been in a relationship with Rikki Chadwick for 6+.
Someone wise once told me, 'Sometimes you need to stand on your own for a while just to fulfill your potential. It doesn't have to be forever. We might come back together better than ever before.
Unable to contain himself any longer, he reached up and pulled her down on top of him, capturing her lips in a kiss. The loss of her balance and added extra weight pushed him down into the sand on his back. She pulled away, a small smile playing on her lips. The setting sun silhouetted her beautifully.
He checked his watch. And I'm sure they'll get over it. Lewis walked away from the beach, high as a bird. Sertori had been wrong. Why couldn't he have had both? That kind of thinking was childish. Nothing was black or white—nothing was ever one way or the other. There was always an in-between of some sort. There were always more options. He still stood by his opinion that long distance relationships never worked.
Because what he had with Cleo was special. Their relationship couldn't be defined under "normal. He didn't know why he was dwelling on the changes. Why couldn't he just be happy with that—see the glass as half full? XXX Lewis let his fingertips trail the rough rock wall as he took his time and slowly meandered towards the moon pool. The closer he got, the louder the girls' voices were. He had missed this, their stupid, secret club. He had actually missed it all.
Once he was in a different time zone, he was no longer on full-moon-duty. Not once did they ask him for help for any of that. Sure, there were e-mails asking scientific questions, but they were always fairly vague. He was never really told what was going on, other than the comet—which he had been tracking on his own, anyways.
But they had handled it without him.
- Sophie Benjamin
- Will Benjamin
- Season 3: Episode 10: Revealed
I gave him the benefit of the doubt and—" A round of shushing erupted in the cave. The girls were all sitting, dry, in a circle in the sand. Of course she would tell them that story. They both joined the group in the circle, Emma back where she was before, Lewis next to his girlfriend.
Except, not that part," he added, throwing a mock glare towards Emma. She was enjoying watching Lewis squirm. Even if it was needlessly. They stared at each other for a long while.
Lewis wanting to drop it, and Cleo secretly making fun of him. I did some research. I was curious about something and it was really bothering me.
Bella didn't change here in the moon pool, so I was wondering how many others there could be. I found a few mermaid stories based in America and tried to follow up.
Only one really panned out. The younger one can make fog, the older could move water like…you, Cleo. And his face was priceless. He looked like a deer in headlights, completely unsure of the situation and how it would turn out. Had Cleo been as jealous as she was pretending to be, it probably would have ended badly. He stopped and let out a short, quick breath.
Lewis threw his head back and groaned. I'll be staying with my parents until I can find a place of my own. Her heart skipped a beat and sped up a little.
She hoped that Lewis couldn't feel it through their close proximity. The girls all gave her a short look, she averted her eyes. She couldn't just do that. Not with everyone there. They should have that discussion later. But Rikki and Emma would have none of that. She simply gave Emma a subtle glare Lewis couldn't see. I don't see Zane or Ash living with you guys. It's not that big—" "Anyways. A merman out there? No powers, no tail. I figured it wouldn't be all that great an idea to try to turn myself into a fish in a foreign country.
You have help this time," Rikki grinned, gesturing towards Lewis before diving into the pool. Cleo glanced at Lewis then shook her head. I'm gonna catch a ride.
See you at five? Cleo shifted on the ground so that she was in front of Lewis. His insides flipped when she looked up at him through her lashes. She was perfect for him. She was amazing, and she was his.
Their time apart hadn't necessarily harmed their relationship. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. His feelings for her hadn't faded. Everything they had—it was still there. It hadn't drifted away. I'm fine living with my parents until I find something for myself," he tried to assure her.
The more he thought about it, the more he couldn't remember where she had been skyping from. He remembered when she first got her apartment. She showed him the whole play she had to herself. It's just that it's so big when it's just me there and it gets so lonely that sometimes I actually start to miss Kim…" He took in her green eyes and placed a comforting hand on her cheek. She calmed down a bit, leaning into his hand, taking comfort in his touch.
Sure, he had wanted to call her sometimes when it was pretty early in the morning her time. There had only been one time he could remember when he had gotten on skype to find she had tried to call him several times in a row while it was three in the morning his time.
Lewis had never actually figured out what that had been about, he had forgotten all about it and she never brought it up. He doubted she'd even remember now. Cleo leaned over the moon pool and stared at her reflection. What if we're just living on old emotions?
He took a deep breath and walked up to her. I'm sure there are leftovers we can heat up. It wasn't like he had never seen her family since he had left. In fact, most of his time he'd spent at her house or on Mako Island. Having Cleo's hand in his gave him a little bit of strength, a little bit of the courage and bravery and needed to get through what he was about to do. He could have done it without her, sure, but her touch was just a gentle reminder of the goal, a reminder of what it was worth to him.
She ventured on into the empty living room while Lewis shut the door. Cleo peeked around the wall and saw her stepmother digging in a cupboard above her head. He handed it to her, smirking at the look of surprise on her face. His heart warmed at the genuine happiness the woman had on her face upon seeing him once again occupying their kitchen.
He gave her a kiss on the cheek. How long are you here for this time? Lewis rubbed his arm and Cleo grinned. Cleo took his hand, unable to hide the grin sweeping her face.
She headed over to the kitchen table to remove some of her father's fishing magazines and some of Kim's homework. Because her sister really couldn't help herself. She had to ruin everyone else's happiness. There was Ryan, and what was his name—Nathan? The one who gave you the telescope? With a smile she left the two to eat their meal alone. Silence befell the kitchen, interrupted only by the tiny clinks of forks on plates.
Lewis, although hesitant at first of the strange cuisine, found himself enjoying the odd taste and texture of it. But the silence didn't last as long as the tension did. It never happened that way. Whether it was because she found out or that it had happened, she didn't know. He looked up, startled, a fierce look in her eye as she stared him down. He was into real estate. He stood up and followed her to the sink.
He wrapped his arms around her waist and rested his chin on her shoulder. She turned in his arms and pulled his face up to hers. Haven't come home much lately. I'm home for good, now. Sertori's face fell slightly.
Why don't we go have a chat in my office? I'd like to hear a little bit about what your plans are. I'll take you back to your apartment on my way home—15 hour time difference has me jet lagged. Lewis watched her go, before turning towards her father. Sertori jerked his head in the direction of his office and headed off. As soon as the door was shut, the silence between them shifted and became awkward.
Lewis could physically feel his pulse quicken. S, I'm going to be straight with you," Lewis started. How did you—" Lewis stopped his small ramble and sat down in an empty chair across from Don.
It might not seem like it, but I know these things. Sertori, I love Cleo. I want everyone else to know how much I love her. I—" Lewis began to argue, his heart in his throat. He held up a hand. A day or two? Make sure this is what you both want. It wasn't a bad idea, but months? Could he really wait that long? Then again, what would he do in a few months, in a year, that he couldn't do with her now? All he wanted to do was make it legally official that she was his. He wanted to prove to her just how serious he was.
He didn't want what had happened to him happen to his daughter. But that would never happen. S, I'm sure I love Cleo. And I would never leave her. Lewis let out an angry breath. S," he started animatedly, standing and pacing the room. Cleo told me to go. She said she couldn't hold me back. All I could think about was how much I wanted it. I did a lot of thinking about it. I might not have to start at the very bottom. I'll definitely get a better pay," Lewis explained.
The pacing began again. I'd get five grand just to accept the offer. This was how it was supposed to be. Cleo standing next to him.
Not on the other side of the ocean. Not on the other side of the room, next to someone else. He would do anything—anything —to make sure it stayed that way. I've been away long enough. I think you're gonna rip my arm clean off," she laughed up at him, their proximity suddenly taking her breath away.
They stood on the side of the street as they studied each other's faces. Both wondered briefly how he had gotten such an amazing person to stay by his side, after everything—Lewis's studying abroad and Cleo's "other half. Lewis seemed to want to protest this, but changed his mind when she hugged her pillow to her chest and continued down the street.
XXX "And that brings up back to the kitchen," Cleo finished with a small flourishing wave towards the small, white, seemingly-unused kitchen. Lewis sat down on a barstool on the outside of the kitchen counter. He glanced over her shoulder at the clock on the stove. I'm sure you're jetlagged. It's all about marine life—everything from the shore to the abyss and back. We can watch it in the bedroom that way if you fall asleep I can just leave you there.
Lewis turned towards her and stared for a second, his lopsided grin returning once more. Cleo simply reached up, grabbed the collar of his shirt with both hands, and pulled him down with her.
He kicked off his shoes and got comfortable against the abundance of pillows on the bed. Getting used to this wouldn't be so hard. He liked the thought of living with her, of being able to lie in bed and watch a DVD with her any time he wanted.
They were both adults. Their sudden freedom hit him like a brick house. He found himself dozing in and out of consciousness throughout the movie.
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He was okay with this. They'd just have to watch it another night. The possibilities were now endless. No more eating dinner in front of the computer just waiting for her to get online so he could rant and rave about all he had learned that day. They could actually do other things—regular date-night things. With a shuddering breath, Lewis opened his eyes to a bright light shining in the window next to the bed.
In a moment of disorientation, he temporarily forgot where he was. He sat up straight and glanced around the room. His eyes fell onto a desk in the corner. In a blue frame sat a photograph of Cleo and him. He had spent the night at Cleo's apartment. Lewis pushed himself further upright and off the bed. His shirt was wrinkled from having slept in it. Venturing out the door and down the hall, he blinked in the vast amount of light streaming in from the several windows in the living room.
There's not much in the fridge here. Where I was, it was around eighteen hours behind here. XXX "So what do you usually do on a day like today? Then I usually hang around and work until I have to go to whatever class I have that day. He pulled the beads aside and motioned for her to enter first.
Next to him, Cleo laughed at the surprised look on his face and gripped his hand tightly. His eyes traveled around the room, instantly recognizing every single person in the room smiling brightly back at him. There was a huge banner hanging from the ceiling with "Welcome Home" painted in big blue blocks. He looked down at his girlfriend, who had undoubtedly planned all this over night. How else could she have done it? When could she have done it? Okay, well, that was a stupid question.
She'd had all day what with him sleeping off his jetlag. Lewis couldn't help but wonder what he had done to deserve such a person in his life. He was reminded of their somewhat public vicinity when everyone around then "aw"ed. Cleo pulled away and grinned. And the night went on. Everyone asked about his journey and how it went. They asked what he was planning on doing now that he was home. Some wondered why he would come back, why not just stay with the institute.
His whole life was here, he would tell them. He didn't regret leaving now, and he was pretty sure he never would. But he was glad he came back. He sure missed all of these people. After some time he found himself at the counter picking at some chicken, yawning. He glanced at his watch. Why was he so tired? It was only about one in the afternoon Maybe he was slowly sliding into a regular schedule. He decided if he could hold off maybe three more hours and didn't sleep in too late the next morning, he could be on the correct sleep cycle by the end of the weekend.
He glanced over his shoulder and stared at Cleo, who was at a corner table with Emma and Rikki watching their friend prance around the room with a mic in one hand and a colorful drink in the other.
The sun was setting in the window over Cleo's shoulder, making her look more tanned. It added an ambient gold aura and darkened her naturally auburn hair. He imagined what it would be like to propose to her.
What would she say? As soon as he had the though, a floodgate of awaiting "what ifs" rushed at him.
What if she didn't say yes? Easy, he'd keep asking.
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But how was he going to do it? With candles and lights reflecting off the moon pool's surface? He didn't want to remind her that she was part mermaid. He wanted to marry her for her. He didn't want her to worry about that portion of her life.
But would he do it on the beach? Or what about in a boat at sea? Surrounding her with water wasn't a good idea either. Lewis thought about surprising her, but figured that unless he dropped hints all month; it would be that ways anyways. He knew he couldn't drop hints—he didn't want her to know beforehand. He had promised Mr.
Sertori he wouldn't ask until the end of their month agreement. And he would stick to that if only to get on Cleo's dad's good side. Across the counter, Zane was staring at him curiously, eyebrows pulled together. The two had hated each other since an early age, but once their girlfriends connected them through their mermaid drama and their own friendship, some sort of twisted friendship had formed.
And it seemed like Zane had gone even softer while he was away. He jerked Lewis into the office and closed the door. He dropped his arms to his sides and plopped down on the couch. Given any other circumstances and Lewis was sure he would have laughed at Zane's odd behavior. This party is—" "No," Lewis interrupted. He wants to make sure that our being together is really what we want. If nothing has changed in three years a month is hardly going to matter.
As soon as the words were out of his mouth, he regretted it. Especially when Zane's eyebrows shot up to his hairline. We're taking it slow, not rushing. Lewis let out a breath. He was starting to see Rikki's frustration. She could be an alien for all I care. Figures he wouldn't understand. But Rikki didn't buy it. She jerked a thumb over her shoulder towards the party and said to Lewis, "Cleo's about ready to tear the building down.
As soon as he was gone, though, he heard the two whispering loudly in the office. Just what they needed. A repeat of what had happened when he learned he got the scholarship. A slow melody emanated from the stage. Bella smiled from her stool when she saw him, her eyes shifting stealthily to a figure sitting in the booth in a corner. He put on his lopsided grin and stepped up to the table. Zane needed my help with something. She hesitated before even looking up at him, her big, beautiful eyes full of some clouded emotion.
Her arms shifted up and rested around his neck, his hands sitting gently on her hips. Together they swayed to the music encircling them. He didn't outwardly seem to mind. He trailed kisses down her jaw line.
He pulled her closer, locking his wrists around her waist, but pulled back and rested his forehead on hers. I-studied-abroad-at-some-big-league-institute land a high paying job in America or something? She jerked back to look at him. It's 45 minutes up the coast. I can commute from here. His heart froze and screamed at him to stop her. He didn't know what he'd do if he let her leave. It was a bad joke.
Cleo couldn't keep the smile off her face. Lewis rubbed the stubble on his face, grinning. He reached over and picked her up, bridal-style, and carried her back to the party. By ten o'clock, Lewis was willing to just lie across a table and sleep there. He could feel his mind fail to focus. It wandered helplessly and his eyes drooped unwillingly. He attempted to stay alert while the girls talked. Most of the guests had gone home. The band was quietly packing up their equipment. Zane froze, a smirk sliding over his face.
Glances were exchanged, eyes diverted. Something was going on, there was no way to avoid Lewis's question without admitting something was up.
Cleo let out a loud breath, unable to lie to him. Lewis gave Cleo a quick look and she held up her hands in defense. I went to party, got a little tipsy—" "Three and a half vodka shots, seven jell-o shots, and a half of a bottle of Peach Schnapps is not 'a little tipsy,'" Rikki laughed outright. Lewis's eyebrows pulled together. No one had mentioned this to him before. You'd think Cleo would have mentioned it during one of their skype dates.
It didn't sound like something that "slipped your mind" very easily. Neither of us was affected. He pinched the bridge of his nose and tried to focus, but it wasn't happening. Maybe the alcohol had had and affect on her in some way. Maybe it was a different effect then seeing the full moon. What time is it in America right now? I need to do something to get myself on a normal sleep schedule. Lewis rolled his eyes. Rikki and the girls gave Zane a surprised, confused look.
A comfortable silence befell the two as they walked hand-in-hand back to the apartment. They were bound to find out—if they didn't know already. Which I'm sure they did. They were the ones who suggested I move in with you. Besides, we're both adults. She kicked it open with the heel of her shoe and let it hit the wall softly. She turned and bolted when he quickly shut the door and took off after her.
Lewis slammed to a stop in the doorway of the bedroom when he noticed Cleo was not there. To keep her secret, Bella refuses. As Will leaves and before he gets back, the tentacle kidnaps Bella. Will is confused and is still planning to go to Mako Island. At the end of the episode, Will finds his torch and discovers that Mako Island is really magical. This worries the girls, mainly Bella. Revealed While swimming, Bella finds a shell and gives it to Will.
However, Will checks to the net and finds out that the shell is from the bottom of the ocean. Will then begins to demand to Bella about her secrets about Mako Island. Rikki warns Bella to stay away from Will due to him on the hunt of their secrets. Will gets more interested to Bella and feels that she mysteriously disappears when she has a contact with the water.
Will spills water on her. Bella jumps to the water, but Will follows her and discovers her secret. To keep Cleo and Rikki's secret safe, Bella lies to Will that she's the only mermaid. She ends up making a conflict with Sophie. Bella and Will swim in a public pool.
Sophie arrives with a sponsor, but Will rejects the sponsor to protect Bella's secret. Bella becomes angry when she finds out that Will is interested in her as a mermaid, not a girl, and she rejects him. Sophie finds it and becomes very interested. She shows it to Will. Will begins to suspect that Cleo and Rikki know about Bella's secret. Bella still tries to keep her friends' secret from Will.
When Rikki gets captured by the money counterfeiters, Cleo and Bella have no choice, but to tell Will about their secret.
Bella and Will again become friends at the end of the episode.