We go back in time and join the remnants of a small Assyrian boat crew lost on The Great Sea. Their voyage has lasted for months and peril has followed them at every turn. A great squall took their mates and supplies. They have been without food or drink for two days. The sun blinds them. Aunier & Mardohk are losing hope…
Mardohk: Brother, the wind stirs. We must catch it while it lasts if we have any hope of returning home.
Aunier: What is the use? There is no land in sight. I have no strength to steer this vessel to safety. We should allow the gods to take us now.
Mardohk: Wait shut up! Did you just see that?
Aunier: See what?
Mardohk: Dude, I swear I just saw some smoking hot chick pop out of the water.
Aunier: All the way out here?
Mardohk: Look! There she goes again.
Aunier: That’s a manatee.
Mardohk: No, it’s not. It’s a lady. What’s up sweet thang! Dang, look at the rack on that!
Aunier: A lady with a big flipper tail in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea?
Mardohk: Ok so she might not be a lady. She’s uh…a uh…mermaid.
Aunier: What’s a mermaid?
Mardohk: It’s a half fish, half beautiful lady. I’m falling in love.
Aunier: You are delusional. I know we’ve been without any food or water for a while but egads man. Pull yourself together.
Mardohk: Look here’s the bottom line. I’m hungry. I’m thirsty. I’m sun-blind. We’re either going to make sweet love to each other or to that manatee..er…mermaid. Your choice.
Aunier: Fine. I get top half.