She arched her back and shook her blonde silky hair, putting on a show for the paparazzi lining the shore. As her manicured hands rubbed in more sun lotion, she wondered whether they would notice the fake engagement ring. She stretched out smugly on the yacht’s sundeck, knowing she was the most beautiful creature here.
Beneath the surface, a carnival was taking place. Large neon fish chased smaller ones into the dancing coral, while sea anemones waved their brightly-coloured skirts in the whirling currents. All of them went about their lives, unaware that they were in the presence of such beauty.