bro not me forgetting another qt novel title... what I can definitively remember: - it takes place for the most part on a spaceship - mc is a mermaid - ml is a pirate general type guy (with a secret military background.. like his dad is the general of the country he opposes lmfao) - the setup is that the ml has taken the mc as a hostage what i recall less definitively lol: - the mc is i think a mermaid prince ? or someone of high status. his original character is supposed to be mute (selectively?) or something - there's also this side character girlie on the ship who likes the ml and tries to sabotage their relationship after they get together - arc is HE (i think it was one of the first among a few BE arcs but I'm not very sure about that so take this part w a grain of salt) - there might've been a plot point where mc's chara was supposed to have a political marriage w the prince but he falls in love with this advisor guy whos a spy oh my god it was weirdly complex (this part might be from a diff novel tho...lmao...if it is pls tell me the name of this one too ASHDASDKASD) if i remember anything else that helps ill add on. ty in advance for the help!