There was never much need to hide when the sun began to drop. Sure there were college students and teenagers partying on the beaches at night, but none ever looked far enough out onto the sandbars to really see him. Sometimes he'd even go up onto the beach and get dressed to hang out with the humans. It was those times that he treasured. Sure he could walk onto land whenever he wished, his legs returning, forming from the large dolphin fluke he had when in water, but he didn't really have many friends...and especially none he could trust with his secret. His head tilted slightly as he noticed a few wave boards closing in on his position. Hmph. Of all the nights the kids decided to play around... With a sigh he pushed himself off the sandbar and silently slid into the water. A minute later the humans were jumping off their boards straight onto the sand. Fin was watching them from beneath the water and could easily hear the conversation going on; "Man, I thought I saw something!" "That's what you always say when we come out here, but each time we come out to look, there's nothing!" "B-But you guys saw it! It just slid off the bar a moment ago!" "Right. Now come on, let's get back so we can head home, it's getting late." When the boys finally departed Fin climbed back up into his sandbar, finger tracing the footprints left by the three kids. It would be nice to have school like them, or to be able to learn so much. Fin loved books but he obviously couldn't have any underwater. Well, that settled that! With a flip of his fluke he stretched on the tiny beach, grinning up at the sky. "Tomorrow I'll go to the library!" He could finish that book he'd wanted too for the last week! The librarian always asked him why he never checked anything out, but Fin didn't want to ruin it by having to leave it outdoors.