“Dahlings! I’m sick with worry about the AGMs.”
“I look into my Tangle-Heart, and it’s dark, save a guiding moon.”
“Chainelle was quite riled by the AGM mermaids fashion show. True, it worked to bring her to the surface of her black underwater cave in the Gulf of Mexico.”
“However, instead of coming out of the black, she sucked the Art Gowns Models into it. Dale, Holly, Gigi, Marina and Shey are sticking together, but they are not sure what to do next.”
“The last thing I can see is Blue Holly diving into the black and Rebecca Budd – Art Director, tumbling past her.”
Blue Holly watched as R.B. spun down, down, down and further into the dark. PBH couldn’t see anything anymore, so she used her iridescence power.
Although PBH could see better, she did not see another iridescent light sneaking up behind her.
It was Chainelle, about to attack from the rear!
Suddenly, MerSin appeared out of the black. “Princess Blue, flee with the AGMs! l’ll take care of Chainelle! You spared me once, and now I repay my debt to you.”
“You thrashed me with dragons, then let me live. I’ll threaten to gnash Chainelle with a thousand claws. In the end, I will spare her. I became a more benevolent sea monster due to your kindness. I believe Chainelle will also find power in love and mercy!”
Blue Holly swam using her hydraulic speed power. The AGMs & RB were clinging to her strong red hair, all the while.
“Dahlings, the Tangle-Heart is sending a hopeful message! The AGMs and RB are headed home.”
“I’m sending a song to help guide their way!”
“It seems there is one last issue. When Chainelle whorled Rebecca into her black cave, she caused RB’s magic Bamboo to freeze over. You walked through the Bamboo to turn into mermaids. How will you turn back?”
“Swim into the Rio Grande, and channel your Magic Trees!”
As the AGMs channeled their trees, they returned to their normal human selves, the frost on Rebecca’s Bamboo melted and all was well again.
There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to top off a happy ending. Resa’s tree was content knowing that all were safe, and a new fashion show would be in the planning tomorrow.
Princess Blue Holly & Rene Rosso characters © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter
All music selections by Holly Rene Hunter
All tree and nature pics © Timothy Price from Off Center Not Even