Bubbles twirl their way to the surface, dancing on the currents. Dark waters are tinted blue by the moon’s haze.
Allowing her fins to grace the surface, a mermaid shudders as the cold night claws at her scales. Swiftly, she dives back into the safety of the abyss.
Streams of brightly coloured fish whisk past her; shades of cobalt, apricots, and russets surround her as she glides between the reefs.
Searching diligently, she smiles when she sees an oyster.
Gleefully, she swims down, securing her prize that is hidden amongst broken shells.
Mermaids know that the real treasure lies just inside.