It was also thanks to the scrying mirror Hatsuyuki and Shiden began to build a satisfying sex life even though it was not yet safe enough for full intercourse. It started -again by mistake- eight days into their engagement; Shiden was showing Hatsuyuki how to use the mirror, calling up images in real time. The mirror could show them virtually anything as long as another enchantment wasn’t interfering, so the couple could watch movies in theaters, observe human activities, or just gaze in wonder at the beauty of the world. They had been observing a beach somewhere in Miyazaki prefecture when the tranquility was interrupted by a blue-skinned, silver-haired, extremely pregnant mermaid crawling to the shore, crying out. She flipped onto her back, and Shiden jerked in surprise on seeing the top of a baby’s head protruding from her body. The mermaid was joined seconds later by a merman, who caught his mate’s hips in his hands.
“Maybe we shouldn’t see this,” Shiden said, raising a hand to banish the image, only for Hatsuyuki to grab his wrist and stop him.
“I want to see this,” she responded, watching with great interest as the mermaid desperately pushed. “It’s relevant to my interests, and yours.”
“This is a very private moment for them,” Shiden argued, trying to pull his hand away. “I stopped spying on pregnant women a long time ago.”
“You watched me give birth,” Hatsuyuki pointed out.
“That was different. You had just agreed to marry me, and you gave consent,” Shiden weakly protested. “Besides, I didn’t actually see anything because I wanted to hold you up.”
“Well, you can leave the room if you want, but I get really turned on by seeing stuff like this,” Hatsuyuki said, releasing his arm and turning her full attention to the scene. The mermaid had succeeded in pushing out the baby’s shoulders, and her mate had pulled their offspring out to lay it on the sand. In moments, another child began to crown. Hatsuyuki loosened her belt and moved her knees apart, starting to tease her groin and knead one of her breasts as she watched. “Mermaids give birth so fast, even without charms. I guess it’s a survival thing.” The mermaid writhed, webbed hands scrabbling in the sand as she bore down, forcing her second child from her body. The merman once more eased it out and laid it next to its sibling. “I wonder how many she’s carrying; seafolk tend to have multiples.”
“I guess we’ll find out,” Shiden said, voicePost too long. Click here to view the full text.