13 Sep 2017
The first thing he noticed was that he could breathe. There was no water on the other side, just damp air. Taking off his snorkeling gear, Kirishima gaped into the underwater cave. Blue, green, and yellow crystals stuck out of the rock walls, lighting the place in a variety of colors. Staghorn and black coral grew in between the crystals, most covering them up completely. There was no water, and yet the organisms were able to thrive. How? The ground was made of soft sand that Kirishima's hand sunk through, crunching ever so quietly underneath his fingers.
The second thing he noticed was the treasure. Piles of it lay everywhere, the bases surrounded by frilly pink and blue sea pens. How was that possible if there was no water for the coral to thrive in? Kirishima ran his eyes over the piles, gawking at the jaw-dropping sight. It took two full sweeps to take it all in, and then his gaze fell over the creature. It was huge.
No, Kirishima squinted, he was huge.
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13 Jul 2020