The Surfer and the Merman CH 32The Surfer and the Merman CH 323 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sky was a perfect shade of blue. It was entirely one solid color, with no clouds or fog to discolor the intense shade. It seemed to stretch out forever, but it eventually connected with the dark indigo of the ocean's horizon. There were no waves, just a slow, steady rocking. It was calm, peaceful, and still.
An impressive ship rested motionless on the water. A young man stood upon the deck, his arms rested on the railing as he stared at the deep pool below. It reminded him of how that very same water had nearly claimed his life many years ago.
The young man was quite tan from many days out in the open sea. He had messy blonde hair which had gotten longer over the years, so he had a strand tied back into a miniature ponytail. His chin was unshaved,