|Cristiano (surf_n_sand) wrote in spinningcompass,|
@ 2016-05-09 18:56:00
|Entry tags:||!open, ~cristiano|
Who: Cristiano & Open
Where: Along the shore
What: Swimming, Looking for Company
Cristiano had spent the morning on his regular patrol around the city, as always finding nothing devious in the water--for which he was thankful. After the ghosts of his people swarming the kingdom he had doubled, tripled his rounds and efforts. When Juliet was away, however, he was slightly more lax being he did not concern much for himself. One mer in a kingdom was an awfully lonely thing, and also he did not need to be on guard for that. Not in the way he was when Juliet was home or when the humans swam in for a visit.
Today, he cut through the water up and down the shore, his strong tail propelling himself through the water. He was enjoying the sun on his back as he moved close to the surface, closer than he ever would have swam back home, before he met Juliet and came to know humans not as monsters but as good people. They were very good people. All of those he met, even the troubled ones. Cristiano liked these humans despite still having some fear and he figured forever he would have some lingering fear in his heart.
Still, he was trying to be brave and learn.
Moving along in the water he popped up briefly after taking a solid gulp of air (or water, as it were) to peek around for any company he might find. In the distance he was sure he saw someone and so he sank under the crystalline surface and head in their direction, tail making big and easy sweeps behind him. He was there in a flash before he took another swallow, the same way a human took a deep breath before holding it for a swim, and surfaced.