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We met walking the beach, both searching for signs of life in tiny eddies and pools. Her dark hair glistened in the mist as we talked, her body sleekly beautiful, attractive as her mind and humor, her bark of laughter.
We met daily, accompanied by the sounds of the sea, the keening of the wind. Growing closer, making plans, living life.
I came to find only footprints disappearing near the sea into some flattened sand, a few short, dark hairs next to a perfect shell, the two mirrored halves lightly joined. And I remembered the legend of the selkie.