“What are you, a beast?!” Johnny screamed. He was trying to avoid Ada’s bombs and Mariana’s little underwater tsunamis. “You said what?” Ada beamed. “You call my queen a beast? Surrender now!” Johnny shook his head. “No, no. I am your king,” he smirked. “So you can do whatever I say, too. First, make Mariana nice again!” Ada gasped and nodded. She bought four buckets of hot water and dumped it on Mariana. “Ada?” said Mariana, surprised. “What in the Atlantic Ocean are you doing to me? And Johnny! Why are you scarred?” Johnny shrugged.
Later, Mariana was sitting in her bedroom and checking her schedule. “Mermaid party,” she read, “Mr. Ray’s doctor visit, and… oh my goodness! Serepia is coming!” She ran to Johnny’s room and burst in the door. “JOHNNY! SEREPIA IS COMING!” she yelled. “She is my cousin from the Pacific Ocean; her family created all the plant life there!” Johnny nodded. “Wow,” he said, sarcastically, “I can’t wait. Is she a princess or a queen?”
Mariana sighed, “Why do you ask? But whatever, she’s a princess. Pitiful thing, she has such strict parents, I don’t think she’ll ever be queen! I think her sister Pearl, who is younger than Serepia, will become queen next. So we must treat Serepia with PROPER CARE!” She was out of breath. “Woah, chill, would you?” joked Johnny. “Everything will be alright, just like your money will be, which Ada accidentally dumped into the recycling center.”
Mariana’s mouth was now wide open. “WHAT?” she whispered to herself. “I’M GOING TO…” And just then, Mariana bumped into Serepia. “Ah, Serepia! It’s so nice to see you! But how did the guards let you in?” “Hmm, let’s just say those karate lessons REALLY paid off,” snorted Serepia. She pointed to the guards, who were lying on the floor and moaning. “Oh,” said Mariana, with a hint of uncertainty in her voice. “Let me just go see them.” She went to the entrance of her castle and saw the guards were on the floor, moaning. She helped them up. “I’m sorry about her,” apologized Mariana. “She is my cousin. Things aren’t off to a good start, I guess.”
“All right, Serepia, let me show you to…” started Mariana. But Serepia ran to the bedroom, dumped out all her luggage, and collapsed onto the bed. “Oh, yes, this is so nice!” Serepia raved. “And get me some juice, please. With those tiny umbrella things in the glass.” Mariana nodded. “Yes, right away,” she hesitated. “What flavor?” Serepia scowled. “My FAVORITE flavor! Now go, and don’t say a word!” Mariana rushed to the kitchen. “Hmm, Ada!” she cried. “Please make one glass of orange juice.” “Oh, Queen Mariana! I will make the juice, but we are running out of oranges. We will have to send someone to Land again!” Mariana rolled her eyes. “Yes, yes, we will, but please get that juice ready!”
Soon, Mariana brought the juice to Serepia. “You’re late!” she complained. “And I wanted GRAPE juice, not ORANGE juice!” Serepia banged her fists on her head. “I hate you, Mariana! You don’t know anything! You’re so DUMB!” The word “dumb” echoed in Mariana’s head. She became very angry. “I am a queen! You have no power here! Out, right now, out of my kingdom!” raved Mariana. Serepia smirked. “Never,” she whispered.
Mariana’s powers escaped from her body. Suddenly, Serepia hurled seaweeds at Mariana. “You know, girlfriend, I have powers too. We all do.” Mariana hurled several ice crystals at Serepia. Serepia tried to fight back with seaweed, but Mariana built a crystal shield and protected herself. “I am unbeatable, you beast!” cried Serepia. “Please, we’re COUSINS!” pleaded Mariana. “So shall all be solved?” Serepia thought for a moment. She nodded. “YES!”