Aurora reached out and threw a spray of
dust onto them
“The dust from the Rainbow Lights has the power to transport you—for it’s the energy of
A warm colored light bathed Merriebella, who stopped shivering. She smiled at Pongo
and gave him a giant bear hug, sprinkling stardust onto his white fur coat.
“I’ll never forget you and this beautiful place,” she whispered. “Think of me when you
swim in the sea, okay?”
Pongo’s big brown polar bear eyes were a little misty as he hugged his mermaid friend
“Goodbye Merriebella. I’ll never forget you either,” he said.
And then, engulfed by a bright light, she was gone in a ﬂash, traveling home.
Now some say that a comet came to earth that night over the southern sea, as there was a
burst of light so bright and unlike any other. Others swear they saw a girl dropped right out
of the sky into the sea.
When Merriebella swam into her sea cave her family was ecstatic to see her, as they feared
they’d lost her for good.
After hugs and tears, SerafIna exclaimed,
“What in clamnation happened to your hair?”