Starla wasn't alone in The Deep.
It was the first thought in her mind since a young age. It was the only thought that dominated when not asleep.
Long periods of time passed by where she didn't know, if she was in the real world or something in between.
One day, a figure from Above commanded her to return.
She drifted slowly to the top but, was dragged back down.
Screaming in terror, she was enveloped in strong arms.
Starla realized this was who she was searching for all along.
She saw a face.
Her own reflected, monstrous.