After a few bits to eat, their family was off. Father would meet them later in the deep sea and they could not wait to see him. All along the way they saw new sea life and creatures in bright colors. It seemed as though the sea was alive again with spring. A school of dolphins swam by and greeted the family. The girls were having a grand time playing hide the shell and racing the young dolphins . It was as if the whole ocean was their playground. Mother swam ahead and was never very far. As long as they could hear her sing they knew they were safe.
Verse saw Story and Rhyme duck into small spaces and heard them giggle as they went. She wanted to find a great place, but her bright red hair would always give her away. No matter how she tried, it would alway sneak out and be like a big flag waving in the water giving her hiding spot away. Verse decided to go into a hole on the side of the ship and quickly braided her hair to keep it tame. She found a cozy dark spot in a corner, and tucked her tail in behind some old crates and barrels.
Reason was outside and wasted no time finding Story and Rhyme, and they all went off together to find Verse. The girls were starting to get worried just as their mother started to sing to let them know it was time to leave. The three girls looked at each other and all feared the same thing. What if they could not find her, what if mother found out? Would she think them not old enough for the journey and take them all back? They started to softly call her name, but got no reply. They split up and searched more of the area.
Come back next week to see what happens......
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