The princess kicked off her shoes. Her jewelry followed, sinking into the sand.
Her tiara was tossed aside next. Her delicate embroidered veils fluttered away.
The waves lapped at her toes as she sang an old song her mother had taught her, wrapped in a simple, passed down fur shawl.
Up in the castle, attendants searched desperately, unaware of the voices rising from the sea, welcoming home the granddaughter of their stolen Queen.