Swimming: A ending so magical..
- So the prologue has already started off with quite a sad element for the loss of the boy.
- However, the minute she enters the water and voyages into the deep with her whale, the water gets lighter. Shadows start appearing.
- As it gets lighter, we can see that there are other children, with their sea creatures (some mechanical, but not all, necessarily.)
- They are all looking to find someone - one of their friends. (not explained by the characters)
- The look of concern on the girl's face changes to a smile when she sees all of these other children looking as well.
- She feels safer and so she starts looking in earnest (under clams on the sea bed, inbetween seaweed)
- The girl bravely, but slowly, enters a dark cave on the sea floor, with her whale, who looks nervous.
- A spotlight (from nowhere) lands on a part of the cave where a manatee sleeps.
- She sees her friend curled up beside the manatee, asleep - presuming dead, she gasps, which makes the manatee open one eye.
- The girl fears for her life.
- However, the manatee then taps the boy on the shoulder, who rolls over and sees the girl.
- Wide-eyed, they stare at each other.
- The manatee and the boy move slowly toward the girl - the boy gives her a hug, and takes her hand.
- With the whale following closely behind, they exit the cave, to reveal a sea experience totally unlike the one the girl (and whale) had entered.
- The girl also looks in wonder at all of the other children that were like her, who have also found their friends.
- The water is pleasant, bright and lively with the sound of laughter (bubbles) and children with their animal friends larking around, playing.
- The boy looks at her reassuringly.
- She then darts of with her whale, laughing - he grins, and chases her into the distance, as the lights go down...
Created: Apr 16, 2014