In 2019, Bored Panda created a post about Andy Ivanov and his illustrations depicting a mermaid that lives in a lake. Well, the artist behind those drawings created a part two to his previous heartwarming story that captured the internet’s love and attention: the dramatic, but sweet love story between a mermaid and a human.

The beautiful story continues after the exciting cliffhanger it left us with last time. Where will the love story of this unexpected couple bring us this time? We decided to include part one of the story, so you’ll know what happened last time if you missed it.

The author told Bored Panda about the first time he started creating these illustrations: “For the first time, I decided to participate in the annual challenge #mermay. I thought it would be interesting to tie pictures into a little story, instead of doing a different mermaid every day. I didn’t expect such a big resonance.”

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Part One

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“Hello!”

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“Oh no!”

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“Please, live… I’ll bring you a Petal of Life”

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“Do you see this beast?”

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“Got caught!”

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“Good job, boy! We got her!”

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“What have I done?… She will not survive in captivity… I must somehow help her…”

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“I’ll bring you home…”

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“- I’m so, so sorry… Please be free again. – Hey boy! Do not do what you want to do, or I’ll shoot you!”

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