ERIC: Max? Huh? What?
Max runs back to Eric and starts jumping around, barking and trying to tell him to follow behind, since he knows he's been looking for Ariel, the girl who saved his life. Then the big sheepdog turns and bounds off at high-speed down the beach. Alarmed, Eric chases after him.
Meanwhile, Scuttle the seagull gives a wolf-whistle at Ariel.
SCUTTLE: You look great, kid. You look sensational!
Ariel, dressed in the shabby sail, smiles and wraps her arms in her hair as she strikes a sexy pose as she thinks:
ARIEL: I've never felt more beautiful!
Just then, loud barking is heard. Ariel is shocked and turns to see Max appear from around a corner, bounding down the dunes, panting excitedly when he sees Ariel, who may no longer have the fish tail but he can still tell is the same by her fishy scent. He continues to run straight toward her.
Panicking, Ariel begins running away, stumbling along on her new appendages, with Max giving chase. Ariel running just makes the dog even more excited to catch her, and he stays hot on her heels.
ARIEL: Ooooh, darn it, legs! Work!
Ariel runs around a large rock, but Max intercepts her by running around the other way. Ariel frantically turns around and runs some more before climbing up on top of the rock. She looks down at the barking Max, who jumps at her, making her draw back, startled.
ARIEL: Wait....haven't I...?
Max places his large front paws on the rock and, slobber dripping from his tongue, jumps up and licks Ariel right in the face. This big, slobbery lick immediately makes Ariel break into a huge grin, as she recognizes the dog now.
ARIEL: Max! This is his dog, Max!
Ariel giggles as she turns her head away and brushes the hair out of her face before putting a hand to her wet cheek as she grins fondly at Max, who licks his lips at the taste of her skin. Just then, Eric is heard.
Max immediately bounds away toward him, leaving Ariel, still holding her cheek, looking surprised.