| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|Can Willow's new friend be trusted?|
|Author(s)|| Laura Anne Gilman|
|Publication date||February 2000|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
After an oil spill on a nearby Sunnydale beach, Willow Rosenberg discovered a "selkie," i.e., a girl that can turn into a seal with her sealskin. The selkie, dubbed Ariel by the gang, could not return to the ocean because her sealskin was damaged by the oil spill. Willow tried to find a spell to clean it. At the same time, mermaid-like creatures called merrows came ashore in search of food, but the vampire population became territorial and try to kill them. Buffy Summers and the gang were stuck in the middle of a turf war while trying to save Ariel.
- Buffy Summers
- Rupert Giles
- Xander Harris
- Willow Rosenberg
- Dr. Julian Lee (marine researcher)
Behind the Scenes
- Oz mentions he no longer remembers his natural hair color.
- Setting: Season 3.