The salty sea breeze carried the scent of the ocean, mingled with the sweet fragrance of the candles that illuminated the beach of Norla. The warm glow of the dense candle lights created a beautiful contrast against the dark canvas of the night sky. As the villagers gathered on the beach to celebrate New Year's Eve, their vibrant clothing added pops of color to the scene. The shadows of families were cast by the flickering candles around them, creating a mesmerizing sight. The tranquil waters of the ocean reflected the dazzling candlelights, creating a breathtaking sight that filled the air with magic.
A majestic wooden ship, docked nearby, beckoned to the villagers to come aboard for an adventure. Some families eagerly hopped on, eager to explore the vast ocean that lay ahead.
"Maria, my dear, what do you think? Shall we take a stroll on the ship in the sea?" a man said to his wife, his voice carried by the gentle waves.
"That's a wonderful idea, my dear," Maria replied, smiling as she looked out into the ocean.
Then Maria turned to her friend Angela, who was swaying to the enchanting melodies of the oud, her dress fluttering in the breeze.
"Angela, we're going to board the ship and take a tour. Would you like to join us?" Maria asked, her voice filled with excitement.
"Sounds like a great idea. Where's Jack? Did you bring him along?" Angela asked, glancing around the beach.
"No, he's already asleep. He's still a kid and won't be able to stay up late," Maria replied, her eyes twinkling with joy.
"Same here, Sancho can't stay awake for long either. That's why he didn't come with me," Angela said, shrugging her shoulders.
The couples boarded the stunning ship, adorned with flickering candles and vibrant fabrics that fluttered in the breeze. As the ship set sail, the villagers enjoyed the crisp, cool air that whipped around them, sending shivers down their spines.
Suddenly, the ship jolted, and everyone felt fear grip them. Dark clouds amassed in the sky, accompanied by the sound of deafening thunder and flashes of lightning that illuminated the entire beach.
The ship's captain caught sight of a transparent, spherical crystal descending from the clouds, gradually falling onto the ship and illuminating the place to the extent that everyone shielded their eyes with their hands, the bright light blinding them momentarily.