Alana peered up at the castle through the sparkling waves, her eyes searching for someone in particular. She flipped her tail, circling the castle, her long blond hair streaming behind her in the water.
Out of desperation, and against her better judgment, she stuck her head out of the water and called her sister, “Ariel? I need to talk to you…”
A man on shore turned towards the sea, and Alana ducked back into the water, hoping that he hadn’t seen her.
Her hopes were disappointed. He jumped into the water, and swam towards her hiding place behind a rock, escaping her notice as she combed the shore for her sister.
Suddenly a hand covered her mouth and she was held immobile.
She had been captured by a human.
Everything went black.