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ARIEL
We have to keep Melody away from her.Until Morgana is found Melody can't tgo in the sea.
FLOUNDER
But Ariel...
ARIEL
I'm sorry Flounder, but if Morgana is anything like Ursula she will never give up. This is the only way. Melody can't know about mepeople or Atlantika or even about you, Daddy.
KING TRITON
Very well, Ariel, you're right.
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ARIEL
I miss you, Daddy. I wish you could be right here with us.
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ERIC
So, we're having a bad hair day.
ARIEL
If we were, you wouldn't be helping, would you?
ERIC
Well I'm just here to let you know, there are a lot of people downstairs.
ARIEL
Oh we'll be right down. Give us 2 minutes.
ERIC
Right, 2-- Where have I heard that before?
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MELODY
[crying] What's wrong with me?
ARIEL
Oh, nothing's wrong with you.
MELODY
Mom, I'm the princess of disaster!
ARIEL
Being a teenager is hard, and, uh, all kids your age feel... awkward, and...
MELODY
[looking at her locket] "Melody?" What is this? My name's on here. [The song plays] That song. Where have I heard it? It's Atlantica, with merpeople and everything. Mother, you always said it was just an old fish tale!
ARIEL
[snaps the locket shut] Where did you get this?
MELODY
I-- I found it.
ARIEL
You went over the wall, didn't you?
MELODY
Actually, I went under it. I HATE that stupid wall.
ARIEL
Melody, you know you're not allowed in the sea!
MELODY
But why? And why does that necklace have my name on it?
ARIEL
Melody, listen to me.
MELODY
You're hiding something from me.
ARIEL
You deliberately disobeyed me! I never want you going out there again. Do you hear me? It's dangerous in the sea!
MELODY
How would you know? You've never even been in it! [rushes out in tears]
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ARIEL
Where did you get this? [holding a locket given to Melody by King Triton]
MELODY
I... I found it.
ARIEL
You went over the wall, didn't you?
MELODY
Actually, I went under it. I hate that stupid wall!
ARIEL
Melody, you know you're not allowed in the sea.
MELODY
But why? And why does that necklace have my name on it?
ARIEL
Melody, listen to me...
MELODY
You're hiding something from me!
ARIEL
You deliberately disobeyed me! I never want you going out there again! Do you hear me? It's dangerous in the sea!
MELODY
How would you know? You've never even been in it!
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TRITON
We shall not rest until that mad woman is vanquished. Find her!! Find her!! [Lightning is strucked in the sky as an order and Morgana is nowhere to be found. Flounder and Sebastian are with Triton at the castle about Morgana's disappearence with terrible news] I'm sorry. There is, no sign of her, she's vanished. [Ariel is worried and Melody crawls to the sea] We'll keep trying, we'll--
ARIEL
Sweetie no. [Melody giggles from touching the sea water] Oh, we've got to keep Melody away from her. [A solution comes up] Until Morgana is found, Melody can't go into sea. [A 2nd thought comes up] And neither will I.
FLOUNDER
But, Ariel.
ARIEL
I'm sorry, Flounder. [Knowingly] But if Morgana is anything like Ursula, she'll never give up. This is the only way; Melody can't know about Merpeople or Atlantica, [Triton is hoping as he takes back the locket.] or even you, Daddy.
TRITON
[Hoping] Very well, Ariel, you're right. [Ariel's solution is to keep Melody away from the sea] Sebastian, you will watch over her.
SEBASTIAN
Me? Aww! [A gigantic flops comes out and Triton leaves back to the sea. Flounder watches sadly and also leaves. Ariel and Eric go back home keeping Melody away from the sea and Morgana.]
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MELODY
I'm sorry,mother.
ARIEL
Oh no sweetie,we're sorry.We should've told you the truth.
MELODY
I just wanted to be a better mermaid than a girl.
ARIEL
Oh no sweetie,it doesn't matter if you have fins or feet. We love you for who you are on the inside,our very brave little girl.
-2
ARIEL
We'll be right down. Just give us two minutes.
ERIC
Right, two minutes... [mumbles to himself after closing the door] Now, where have I heard that line before?