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then any she had seen in or out of the sea. Under the thrown was
a small space left by the stones that supported it. It was their
that she hid herself.
feeling Ariel had enough time to get inside was ready to make her escape
when Manta loomed up in front of her. Caught between them her escape
was impossible. She stopped, and again pretended to be under a spell
has she slowly turned back to Dawns palace. Manta in his rage lashed
out at several Sharkanians, they for their part became a feast for the
rest of the guards. So it was that Aquata accompanied only by Manta
entered and knelt down before the evil witch. Yet when Aquata looked
up she was shocked. For Dawn was beautiful. Her tail was like
that of a squid long slender red tentacles, and a hard shell from just
below her shoulders added to the look that a great red cape and gown edged
in spotted fur adorned a beautiful young women. She looked
like Ariel only a little fuller in the face and her hair was like fine
silver that floated effortlessly in the water. Only the coldness
of her eyes betrayed the evil inside.
at last you come. For a time I thought that dotting sister of yours
wouldn't bring you my message. How happy I am that your here Ariel,"
said Dawn. She left her thrown and swam around behind Aquata.
"You see little one, I hatted my sister Ursula. Still, you did destroyed
her, and I can't possibly let something like that go unpunished, can I?"
she said in an overly sweet voice has she ran her fingers through Aquata's
wig. When the wig came away in Dawns hand she screamed. "You!
What foolish thought gave you the idea you could trick me. I would
have done no more to your little sister then make her my hand madden.
You one the other hand shall discover the depth of my rage." With
that Dawn loomed over Aquata.
that very moment Ariel darted from behind the thrown and grabbed the black
pearl that hung by a golden chain around Dawn throat. It burned Ariel
hand has she gingerly lifted it off Dawn's neck. Quickly Ariel swam
away from Dawn, at the same time keeping Dawn between her and that evil
Manta. "No, don"t. Please," said Dawn has she seemed once again
small and petite. Dawn voice dropped to almost a whisper. "I had
no intention of doing you harm. Please return the pearl to me, and
I will set you all free." The manta wanted to go after Ariel, but
Dawn motioned him back. "Only Poseidon knew the power of the black
pearl. Only he could have told you about it. Is that how you
returned to the sea? You made a bargain with