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"Oh, Eric, what should we do?"
"I don't know. I just don't know."
"I never expected her to be born a mermaid."
"No one did."
Harmony was the second daughter of Eric and Ariel. Their first, the beautiful, one-year-old Melody and now came their second. Harmony was a redheaded beauty. She looked exactly like Ariel, maybe even too much. Ariel had once been a mermaid but had turned into a human in order to be with Eric. No one expected them to have a mermaid child, especially after Melody was born with feet. Unfortunately, Harmony was.
They didn't have very many options on ways to correct this problem. Unfortunately, there was only one idea that made any sense and it was not particularly liked.
"Do you think your father would take her?" Eric asked Ariel while they were out on the beach.
"What?" The idea was not one that Ariel had even thought of considering.
"Well, he'd be able to care for her."
"Give her up." Ariel could feel her heart breaking. "You know that I have already given up the sea. Doing this means that I will never see my daughter again."
"Ariel, you must consider the possibilities. Do you really want to force our daughter to become human? You won't even give her the chance to live in the way nature created her to live."
"I know you're right, but even so, my father is not in any state to start raising a child again."
"Then one of your sisters? I know you don't want to give Harmony to someone else, and I don't want to see her go any more than you do, but please consider what it would mean for her. Please consider."
"But, Eric, what are we supposed to tell Melody when Harmony suddenly disappears?"
"I'd like to say 'the truth' but you and I both know that that's not possible. We could tell her some of the truth."
"That Harmony has had to go stay with one of her aunts."
"She won't understand why she can't see her."
"I don't even think Melody will remember her as more than just a childhood playmate."
"And that just makes it worse."
"Come on, Ariel. We must at least try."
"Please take care of her."
"Ariel, you know I will." Attina sat in the water with her father, King Triton. They looked up at Ariel and Eric saying goodbye to the daughter they may not see again for years.
Ariel hugged her daughter close to her chest. You could see the tears running down her face. Eric stood behind them, one hand on Ariel's shoulder the other rubbing Harmony's face.
Ariel held her daughter so she could look into her eyes. "I love you. I always will." She gave her one last kiss before handing her to Eric.
Eric cuddled his daughter and kissed her forehead. "We'll miss you so much." He held Harmony out to her grandfather. As he did so, the blanket that had been covering her, fell to the floor, revealing an indigo tale where Harmony's legs and feet should have been.
King Triton took his tiny granddaughter into his arms and lowered the two of them into the sea. He handed her to Attina before rising back up to his youngest daughter.
"We will take good care of her, Ariel." He framed her delicate face with his hands.
"I know, Daddy. I love you." Ariel gave her father a hug before watching him, her daughter, and her most trusted sister descend under the waves. As she watched, she realized that the smile on Harmony's face would be the last of it she would see for many years.
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