She told me all about how I was stupid for wanting to get rid of my tail and get legs instead. Why didn't I listen to her, it's such a dumb idea!!! I don't know how I didn't get scared off by the fact that I was going to be in constant pain. There much have been something in the punch at the ball, I really was not thinking straight.
And of COUUUUUURSE I had perfect timing! If the ball had just been the next night, I probably wouldn't have gotten into this mess! I would have had to waited for another year for the witch to help me, and by then I would have come to my senses! This is what drives me crazy. Maybe she was just lying and embellishing for dramatic effect, but man it's frustrating. I could have saved myself this embarrassing story if I'd just been patient and not a flipping dumb mermaid.
Also, what's up with all of the sexual imagery, Hans?? Like, get a load of this passage:
"...you will feel great pain, as if a sword were passing through you. But all who see you will say that you are the prettiest little human being they ever saw. You will still have the same floating gracefulness of movement, and no dancer will ever tread so lightly; but at ever step you take it will feel as if you were treading upon sharp knives, and that the blood must flow."
HELLO SEX & MENSTRUATION.
Anyways, weird innuendos aside, this was a really sucky decision on my part. Hans embellished on the part of my not being able to be a mermaid anymore. I know in my heart that I would have never taken this deal if I knew I would never be able to see my family again. All fake, I assure you I'm a decent mermaid.
AND THEN I LOST MY VOICE ... the crazy bitch cut out my tongue! This is how I KNOW for sure I wasn't totally sober... that's just plain and simple crazy. No one in their right mind would ever do it.
And how could Hans only given me one questioning moment?! How the hell was I supposed to seduce this guy without my tongue?! Let me tell you, I put up quite a fight that Hans doesn't mention. It's a little fuzzy, but I believe that I called her many things and screamed at her for at least 15 minutes. But, apparently, to no avail. I don't remember how she convinced me that this was a fair trade but SHE DID SO. We all make mistakes right?