She should turn back. If any of the elders found out she had ventured this close to land, she would have to tread through a stern lecture. In mid swirl, she spied a curious circular shadow bobbing along the sea floor. Above her, stars and stripes beckoned. She broke the surface and gleefully tossed the patriotic beach ball into the air, flipping it back with her fin. It was only then she noticed a human boy standing on the shore, watching her with wide eyes. She smiled mischievously before launching it back to him on the next wave and disappearing into the ocean deep.
ACEO inked with black Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and colored with Prismacolor pencils. Magnet print available on Etsy.
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