They are in the basement.
Is that a hand brushing against her leg?
She jumps. If she never responded to lessons or punishments at all, they'd have killed her by now; she does get some things. She doesn't have the reflex of trying to kick at him.
And then he bursts out of the water and goes "Boo!"
She is startled!
She is confused about what he thought was going to happen if he did that!
Also a lot of things happening are really weird but humans don't apologize to mages like at all she's pretty sure.
None of this translates to saying things so she's kind of standing there.
He spreads his arms out. "You want revenge?"
That is definitelydefinitely not allowed. She curls in on herself. "We've been taught better, sir."
"I'm not a 'sir'."
"'m sorry." He didn't say what he was instead. If humans want her to behave right she wishes they'd help more sometimes. (Definitely no saying that.)
"You don't have to be. You haven't done anything wrong."
He just said she got it wrong!
She doesn't know what to say and goes with not anything.
He tries splashing her.
She is splashed. She doesn't think that's a punishment?
"Aren't you going to splash me back?"
Curl, curl. "We've been taught better."
Stan divebombs in next to them. "You were taught wrong!"
Very curl. She doesn't know what happened but if they're with new humans and the humans say there are new rules she thinks they have to do what the humans say, and she doesn't want to learn new rules she'll be bad at it and it'll hurt and if Xan doesn't know the right rules they'll hurt Xan -
"Seriously, do what you like!"
...she thinks that maybe means they're done about instructions and she might be on recess again. She kind of timidly and with repeated glances at them goes back to catching waves.
Maurice quietly joins in.
After a little with nothing bad happening she'll be more relaxed. After some more time she'll catch sight of something cool looking in the water a bit away and run (as best as she can through water) in that direction.
It's seaweed! After a bit of examining it she tries to style it into her hair.
"Want some help with that?"