Back Under the Sea
Eric watched every day, but Ariel was gone. Somehow, she had gotten her fish tail back and swam home.
“I could give you a tail, to go after her,” a witch said, sidling up.
“Just your . . . reproductive apparatus. You won’t need it down there.”
Finally, Eric relented. The transformation complete, he flopped down into the water.
He found the undersea kingdom, but not Ariel.
“It’s a bit awkward,” Triton said. “She went across to Sweden. Fell in love with another prince. But—” he made an expansive gesture “—there’re still plenty of fish in the sea!”