All Marlowe could see was a crowned seal head that raised itself above the surface for a few seconds and then was gone in a swirl of dark water. He shouted after Drunais, and Tuc the seal king, but was answered by silence.
When he finally returned his attention to the screaming, soaking wet woman at his side he realized everyone on the beach was looking at them… including the newly-arrived Fey delegation, lead by Drunais’ father, Athis.
“Come to welcome our newly arrived compatriots?” Marlowe shouted up to them.
Athis looked around with barely-disguised contempt and didn’t deign to reply.