Meet Uzushio, the Assassin in the Waves. A breed of human and water killing machine, with unknown origin…
A old fisherman, Mr. Torikama, set out to the shore one early morning to catch some fish to sell at the market later that day when he happened up the girl standing upon some rocks overlooking the ocean. The old fisherman at first figured the girl was just someone’s daughter up early to explore the coastline until he observed the girl further. The girl’s clothes were torn in places around her back and what appeared to be a shark’s fin protruded from her spine. Mr. Torikama only started to make his way towards the girl when he saw the girl fall off the rocks and plummet into the ocean. Without hesitation Torikama dropped his fishing supplies and ran towards where he saw the girl disappear into the frothy water below. As Torikama got closer he spotted a shark fin bobbing along the surface. Diving into the water, he torpedoed his way to the shark fin, grabbing it and pulling it up out of the water. However, to his surprise the girl stared back at him with full consciousness. The girl had bright golden eyes with thin, narrow pupils. The eyes a predator would have when it’s hiding in the brush about to pounce on its prey. Torikama glanced down and noticed a blue-finned bass flailing madly in the girl’s pointed teeth.
"She wasn’t drowning, she was hunting…" Torikama thought as he gazed in amazement at this little girl. All the meanwhile, the child stared back in bewilderment, confused of why the man pulled him out of the water but also curious of who the man was. Torikama pulled the girl to the beach and sat her down next to him.
"Are you here by yourself?" Torikama asked the strange child, while checking for any injuries on himself and the girl.
The girl nodded her head, chewing on the bass, which had ceased to flop around and instead flipped its tail occassionally.
"You do have a family though, don’t you? Do they know you’re here?" Torikama asked.
The girl shook her head. The bass stopped moving all together. Torikama gazed at the child, in case she were to say something more, before standing up. He took the child by the hand and walked her back to where he dropped his fishing equipment.
"Come now, let’s get you some more fish" Torikama said in a slightly irritated tone.
The girl smiled and trotted after the man.
to be continued…