She woke up, and for the moment didn't know where she was. She sat up on the white beach and saw her legs stretch out in front of her, tattooed with the marks of wife and mother. (In her dream she had been a ghost.)
She took in the reef, the moon sparkling on the water, and Mau (how can I know his name when I can't remember mine?), coming towards her, grinning and waving his fishing spear. There was a sparkling silver fish on it. Suddenly she realized - this was a dream, too.
Queen Ermintrude woke with a start.