the scrimshander

‘I took my page with me to the seaside, and it was there that I fell rather unexpectedly in love.’
'It surprised both of us,’ the bird-creature said softly. 'There was no slipper, nor spinning wheel, nor true love’s first kiss. This was not a fairy tale with a happily ever after.’
—  Ophelia and the Scrimshander Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev