Vaan was almost always at the beach. This time, he was collecting seashells. He loved how the seashells were all so beautiful and vivid in coloration. He would even also sometimes find shark teeth on the beach as well. The beach was like a treasure trove of fun in the sun and seashells for him. It was around noon and that was normally when he was normally at the beach. There was nobody else at the beach for some odd reason. That reason had to do with some rumors floating around recently. Of course, Vaan had decided to ignore these rumors. He only thought that they were said by superstitious people who thought that the beach was a bad omen. Little did he know that the rumors of people disappearing at this particular beach were true.
Aryus was on his way to investigate the people disappearing case. He was a part of a secret organization called Night Raid. Along with a few others. Their leader was very smart with her deploy methods. Of course for this she picked Aryus. He would be the most useful. Once he got there he noticed a young boy picking up shells. He payed no mind to it and got to work
“They’re all so pretty! I can’t choose just one to take home to my parents. I just really want to impress them with the seashells that I found.” Vaan said. He didn’t know that he was going to be the next person who would seemingly vanish into thin air. Of course, he was too busy collecting seashells to notice Aryus.
Aryus paid no matter to the cheerful boy. He had one job and one job only: Find the source of the missing kids. Most were boys, around the same age....same body criteria....maybe a demon..? Who knows? Of course Aryus knew not that Vaan was this being's next target...
Vaan turned his attention towards Aryus. “I don’t know anything about the disappearances but you can’t get seashells in pristine condition at any other beach so I come here all the time in order to collect these seashells.” He said. He ended up smiling when he said this.
“But why was I chosen? I’m nobody special. I’m just your average boy who likes to collect seashells. Also, I don’t think that this queen has ever seen me before so how could she possibly want me.” Vaan said.
Then I’ll just wait for her to show up.” Vaan said. He was sure about his answer and had accepted the fact that he cannot escape. Something just sort of clicked in his mind which caused him to stay completely still for the time being. He didn’t yawn and continued to just stay still. He honestly didn’t mind being underneath the water however he wished that he could have collected some more seashells before he was dragged under. This was a small regret that he had however he didn’t show it on his face. He also didn’t seem to be bored either. It was almost as if he was completely still and silent. There was just currently a lot for him to process at the moment and he needed a moment to process all of the information that comes from his new surroundings. He never thought about escaping since that never once did cross his mind before. He closed his eyes only once however he quickly stopped himself from falling asleep. He didn’t really want to fall asleep now. There was just something that he had to know.