"It won't open." Ariel heard Jim say from the other side of her prison door.
'No!' She screamed desperately. 'No, no, no! Jim!' She beat the door with her good hand as the door shook from Jim's attempts on the other side.
'Jim! I can't go on without seeing you again!' Ariel yelled as she hit the wood, her hand bleeding and her right shoulder aching. 'If you get me out of here, I'll follow you anywhere! I'll escape Ursula as soon as I can, kill her if I have to, just to be with you. I'm sorry for lying and causing you trouble, but I hope you know I'd face down a hundred sea witches and start a million bar fights to be with you!' Ariel backed up, gripping her right arm, and made ready to charge the door.
The spacer tried in vain to pry the door open, but whatever he tried, it wouldn't budge. He even tried standing for more leverage.
"Well, you should take into account that you have been running around the castle all