Sailor! Jake X Siren! Reader: Six Feet Underwater Picture

I was still in the mood for some fantasy action, but now let's experience it the Greek mythology way.

Cultural references from Disney and others:
The title is a pun - it's a play on Six Feet Under.

Greek myths say that sirens are mermaids who use their sweet singing voices to lure sailors into the ocean. Sirens are popular fantasy creatures, especially in manga.

Rodney, one of the sailors, was named after Commander Jack Rodney. They both died each from a heart attack when they saved someone who deliberately plunged himself into the water (Zachary Gray for Commander Rodney; Jake for Rodney the sailor mouse). This is a reference to Madeleine L'Engle's novel A Ring of Endless Light.

It is rumored that the sirens are "monsters", and it may seem that the reader is the main antagonist, but Jake concludes that the sea captain is the real "monster" and thus the main antagonist. Talk about irony! Concepts like this are found in the following Disney films: Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Frozen.

The song the sirens are singing is "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles.
Continue Reading: The Myths