Genre/Verse: Fantasy, Peter Pan
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: Peter’s the hero of the story, when he remembers. (or: Saving Wendy from drowning, again.) Written for drabble_zone challenge #35: The Sky’s The Limit.
PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.
There’s a hard blue line where sea gives way to sky. The ocean’s still and clear as glass, flattened by magic older and more ruthless than the tides.
Mermaids circle, snarling below Wendy’s hovering shadow, furious that Peter’s spoiled their games. Furious, but wise enough not to breach the thin barrier keeping them safe from Pan’s echoed wrath.
He’ll forget, he always does, and things will go back to the way they’ve always been, are, will be. She isn’t the first Wendy he’s saved and the next won’t be the last he’ll lose, but for now the line is drawn.