He had seen the water sprite before, years ago, so when she once again rose out of the current he was not quite as terribly frightened as he would have expected.
“You remember me, human?”
“Yes, miss.” He even looked directly at her, which he had not done the last time.
“You are older.”
“Eight years since you wrecked Roddy’s Town, miss.”
“They were poisoning my waters.”
“Did you have family there? A mate? Did I wrong you?”
“No, no one.”
“Do you have a mate now?”
“No miss, I… why?”
“Dive in,” she said, “and find out.”