Tarn is a dar-otter forced into slavery by the men who have
hidden his fur. Without it he can never return to his otter form
and he is trapped as a man. He longs for freedom again.
Mina is human; her life has been planned according to the stars
she was born under, including who she should marry. She doesn't
love her husband-to-be, instead she watches Tarn and longs to fall
into the sea and into his embrace.
But they are from two different worlds, and finding freedom will
take everything they have.
Previously published in Wet Ink Magazine, issue 10.