A mermaid’s curiosity, as the grand ship sailed up her cold, northern river, swimming by it, looking up at the men with unknowing, childlike wonder.
Not like the other land walkers, as they were heavily dressed and pale, their craft so grand and tall. They looked upon her and smiled, showing nothing of what was to come.
She swam beside them for a distance, returning the smiles and excited looks of those onboard, before diving below to tell of these strange land walkers.
Too soon, they’d know all about who they were.