Bubbles fizzled to the surface as Nessie waded through the water. As the current slowed down near the larger section of water, the temperature began to rise. The underwater habitat was void of any other animals. Nessie's size and appearance tended to deter others, which made life a bit lonely at times. Though they had been around long enough to get used to it, that didn't take away from the isolation. After settling down in an elevated spot, they watched the plants sway ever so slightly. Then, something lightly tapped their arm. Nessie turned to look at what it was.
Woah! You're huge! It looked like a strand of leaves had hit them, but somebody was communicating with them. Where are you? Nessie watched as the strand of leaves started to move in a swimming motion. Right here! I'm a leafy seahorse! Was there even such a thing? Nessie looked at the seahorse, propelling upwards a bit. I'm Xilladenanessfeali, but you can call me Nessie. The seahorse swam up to their eye level.