Post by Storyteller on Dec 22, 2013 2:42:09 GMT -8
Blue water swirled in a mad flurry of white bubbles as Ariel darted into her grotto. She had reached it in record time, needing more than ever to be alone amongst her collection of objects from the world above. They always made her feel better and at the moment, when she was certain that her face was as red as her hair, she didn't know what else to do.
He made her so mad sometimes. No, not sometimes. All the time it seemed lately. Why couldn't her father understand? She wasn't a child anymore. She was seventeen years old. Seventeen years old and she felt like she couldn't be herself. Like she didn't belong anywhere. No that wasn't true. There was one place that she just knew that she would belong, if she could get there. Ariel swam up towards the top of the grotto where a large rounded opening appeared in the rock. As if she could see it from there, she looked up towards the world above. She didn't know why she felt so connected to it. Even before her father had made it so forbidden, all Ariel wanted was to feel the sunlight across her face. She wanted to lay on a beach, surrounded by miles and miles of white sand. It felt...right.
King Triton couldn't understand that. The King of the sea letting his teenaged daughter gallivant amongst the humans. It was dangerous, he said. He said that the humans were barbarians who would sooner see her on their dinner plates than sitting at their table with them. But that couldn't be true! Ariel looked around at each of the beautiful treasures that filled every nook of her grotto. Each unique and incredible and breathtaking. How could a world that makes such wonderful things be so bad? Ariel knew that it couldn't be. She would just have to prove it to her father. And there was only one way to do that. Go there and find some proof. Ariel quickly left the grotto, heading straight for the water's surface.
Post by Storyteller on May 31, 2015 23:53:16 GMT -8
*Ariel enters from Corona - The Open Sea*
Ariel returned to her grotto, heart full and mind racing. Her encounter with Eric had done more than place the giddy smile that now captured her face. It had proven what Ariel knew to be true- that the humans were not the monsters that her father believed them to be. Now all she needed to do was find a way to show him that.
But that was a problem for another day. For now, Ariel was content to lay back and dream about the next time she would cross paths with the handsome prince.