I arrived in the water.
The first thing that I noticed was that it was cold. A new kind of cold that seemed to slice through my body. I had never felt such a chill before. The second thing that I noticed, was that the water was unusually salty. I had never tasted water like this anywhere in Faerie.
When the salty water got into my nose I began to gag. The gagging made me swallow more water and I started to choke, and felt my body pulled beneath the waves.
Fighting the panic that was humming within me, I made for the surface. When I pushed my head above the water, I vomited some of it. Greedily I gulped deep breaths of air, and looked around.
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