he likes to stare i think

if Aleinn Um Jólin was used in the actual show I think it would go something like this:

[Stephanie, staring out the window at Robbie, who is walking around in the snow-covered streets without even a coat on, shivering]

Sportacus: “What’s wrong, Stephanie?”

Stephanie: *sighs* “It’s just…sad, I guess, to see Robbie out there in the cold like that.  Even if he WAS sneaking around, planning some kind of trick…No one deserves to be alone and cold on Christmas.”

Sportacus, nodding: “I’ll tell you something, Stephanie. There’s a saying, that my grandmother taught me…” [music begins, as Sportacus thinks] “Ah, how does one say it in English…”


Sportacus [singing]:

Do you know what’s said of men, who often turn away

when they see a holiday light?

Do you know what’s said of men, who stand on their own?

That they most need a friend on Christmas


[Robbie, pacing and shivering]:

I’m no one’s friend, and I don’t care

though while I’m out here FREEZING, they’re HAPPY in there

I want peace and quiet on Christmas!

That’s why I’m alone…on Christmas


[Zoom in on Stephanie, brows furrowed at the window, singing softly]:

If it is true that dark turns to light and cold turns to warmth on Christmas Eve

Then is it so strange, that I think he could change?

If we help him find peace this Christmas


[Stephanie turns away while the instrumental continues, finding her uncle]

“Uncle?”

“Yes, my dear Stephanie?”

“Can we invite Robbie Rotten inside? He’s out there in the cold, and he’s not even wearing a jacket!”

“Oh goodness me! Yes, yes, bring him in!”

[Robbie, tearing his eyes away from the window, singing:]

What’s wrong with me? I’ve got to be

Sneaky and nasty and villainous ME!

I want peace and quiet on Christmas!

That’s why I’m alone…on Christmas


[Robbie starts walking away, dejectedly, but over his shoulder you see Stephanie opening the door]


[Stephanie singing]

Oh Robbie, please don’t be alone


[Robbie turns around as Milford joins her at the door, they sing together]

Please come to the warmth and the light of our home


[Everyone inside singing as Robbie smiles and walks toward them all]

Do you hear the bell? That means all is well? On Christmas


[There’s laughter and chatter as the kids pull Robbie into the house and show him all of their decorations that they’ve made. Sportacus is watching off to the side, leaning against the door, smiling fondly.]


[Sportacus, singing]

Do you know what’s said as well?

“Love your neighbor as yourself”?

Throughout the year

Beginning now

On Christmas

shxwnus  asked:

Hi! Could you please do a friends to lovers with Shownu? I love how you wrote his neighbor and college au (obviously i love your writing in general but scenarios about him are quite rare so im craving for more ;-; ) Thank you !! <3

im glad you like how i write him!!!! here’s some friends-to-lovers!shownu ~ 

  • most people are really shocked when you tell them shownu is your best friend out of all people because,,,,,,wow,,,,,he???? talks to you in sentences that are longer than five words???
  • and you’re always like ,,, guys i know you think he’s big and scary and silent but he’s not!!! he’s a sweet, emotional guy!!! right shownu?
  • shownu, deadpan stare: “correct.”
  • but no shownu really is,,,, more open with you than he is with others. maybe he’s not sleeping over at your house in his donald duck pajamas spending five hours telling you about his first love or something bUT he confides in you when things get rough or he just,,,,,needs someone that’ll listen to him when lots of things are on his mind
  • and you guys are always doing something sporty together,,,,like you’ll go one hikes on the weekends or meetup at a basketball court
  • and shownu has been trying to teach you the correct way to dunk since you were both in high school ,,,,,,,you just never really learned
  • but it’s on these hikes that you guys get to know each other better and it was the first place where shownu shared something personal with you
  • and it’s become like a habit for you guys,,,,, to know that whatever happens over the week you can talk about it while you’re climbing up to the top of the mountain
  • and when you’re there you always try to get shownu to do it with you,,,,,after pestering him he does,,,,,you two just yell out at the trees and agree that you’ve let your stress out!! and that you can forget what hurt you and move on
  • and on one particular hike,,,,since spring is right around the corner,,,,you bring your camera with you
  • and shownu asks if you’re going to take photos of the nature and you’re like,,,,,,hmmmm how about you take the camera and take pictures of anything you find pretty????
  • and before shownu can refuse, you drop the camera into his arms and give him a thumbs up before heading up the first trail 
  • and shownu looks down at the camera and mutters ‘something,,,,pretty?’ and you’re like c’mON !!!! catch up or ill leave you in the dust buddy
  • and shownu cracks a small smile,,,,one that not a lot of people get to see,,,,,but that has always been special to you
  • and as you’re hiking you’re telling shownu about this horrible embarrassing thing that happened on monday and you look back at him to see him with the camera in his hands
  • and you jokingly scrunch up your nose and go ‘please tell me you’ve taken some photos???’ and shownu nods slowly and you give him a smile and go back to your story
  • and finally when you’re at the top you and shownu stand there,,,,,,and you’re like “before anything, lets see what photos you took??” and shownu passes you the camera wordlessly
  • and you start to scroll through the log,,,,but,,,,,,,all you see are these blurry photos of you,,,,,
  • well the back of your head,,,, your profile,,,,, that moment where you stopped to tie your shoes,,,,,when you were getting water from your backpack
  • and you look up at shownu,,,,and you’re like “,,,w,,,why did you only take photos of me?”
  • and he shifts a bit,,,,and you swear you see the tips of his ears go red,,,,,but he just looks you straight in the eyes and goes “you told me to take photos of what i find pretty.”
  • and,,,,,,,,,,whO KNEW SHOWNU WAS SUCH A SMOOTH TALKER
  • because as he says that you basically feel the arrow go through your heart,,,,your own face heating up,,,and your hands gripping the camera tighter because alksdfjvdds did your best friend??? just compliment you????
  • and suddenly shownu tells you he’s going to do his yell,,,,like you’re always trying to get him to do and you’re like “wha-
  • but it’s too late and you hear shownu’s voice and the sound of your name followed by a loud, clear ‘i love you’
  • and it’s like the world is spinning as shownu embarrassingly covers his mouth,, looking down without turning 
  • and you don’t know what it is,,,,,,maybe it’s the fact that you’ve felt the same way for a long time 
  • but you go up to stand beside him and yell out over the trees “I LOVE SHOWNU TOO!!!!”
  • and you both look at one and other and you can only giggle because you’ve never seen shownu blush so bright
  • and he’s about to lean over to take your hand when a grumpy voice from behind you goes “hey kids, go declare your love at city hall and just get married!!! don’t yell it at the mountain!!!!”
  • both you and shownu turn to start bowing and apologizing,,,,,but you move your hand just in time to grab shownu’s palm in yours. 
Prone to Sadness, Handle With Care

Words: 795
Bucky Barnes X Reader
Prompt: “Hello! I have a request please! Bucky and reader are dating and Bucky’s feeling pretty bad about himself and thinks he’s bad so the reader starts writting motivational things on his metal arm. And one she etches in something like name: Bucky; prone to sadness so treat nicely. Or something. Please. Lots of fluff please.” -Anon


“Hello? Earth to Bucky?” You waved your hand in front of your boyfriend, who was spacing out and completely missed everything you’d just said.

“Hmmm?” He looked up at you from the black coffee he’d been staring down into.

“You didn’t hear any of that, did you?” You sighed in concern. He was always prone to zoning in and out of conversations. Steve told you he’d been doing it as long as they had known each other, but lately Bucky seemed different. He’d been mentally disappearing from you at more frequent intervals and for longer stretches of time.

“What’s going on James?” Your tone took on a serious note as you sipped from your own steaming cup. “I’m worried about you.”

“Nothing.” He promised, wrapping his hand around his mug, but not picking it up. “I’ve just been thinking lately.” He sighed. “What do you think people see when they see me?”

“Well, I’m sure everyone sees something different. I member noticing your arm.” You recalled fondly.

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“What do you think?”

Dan is hovering somewhat awkwardly beside Arin’s desk, his hands stuffed into his pockets and his chin tilted slightly down like he’s a little nervous. Arin can’t stop staring. He knows he should open his mouth, should say something about how nice Dan looks to set his nerves at ease, but he feels like his brain is in the middle of short circuiting. Because Dan doesn’t just look nice. He looks like something out of one of Arin’s fantasies. With his hair cut short and his curls scattered messily atop his head, he looks like the version of Danny Sexbang that Arin used to dream about, before he ever met Dan in real life.

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(52) Gladio’s pick-up lines.

Gladio: With all your experience you’ve become a very wonderful cook, Iggy.
Ignis: Why, thank you. That’s nice from you.
Gladio: But you’re so selfish. Keeping the best, nicest set of buns to yourself, huh? 
Ignis: And I’m not sharing them with you.

“Daddy.” The 100 preferences

Bellamy Blake: 

Bellamy was pounding into you at such a hard pace that you couldn’t even think straight. Nails scratching down backs, heavy moans and groans being the only human noises. The rook reeked of sex and before you could even think about what you were saying, the words slipped between your lips. 

“Oh daddy please don’t stop.” Bellamy ceased his thrusts as he stared down at you. Your eyes widened as he looked at you with a slow spreading evil grin. 

“Daddy huh? He smirked as he snapped his hips forward. You let a needy moan out as you stared up at him with pleading eyes. 

“I like that…beg for daddy won’t you princess?” He said as he continued to thrust harshly into you.

John Murphy:

John secretly had a daddy kink and you knew it. He loved to spank and you knew that he loved to be in charge. You decided tonight was the night to confront him. You spent the whole day teasing him with brushes against his crotch and low cut shirts. You were bent over in front of him and he finally snapped. Grabbing your butt causing you to straighten up.

“Princess we need to talk.” He growled. You giggled and turned to face him. 

“Do we ever…daddy.” You whispered as you murmured hotly in his ear. He grabbed your ass with a low groan. 

“Don’t start something you can’t finish.”

“Just try to keep up daddy.” You winked as you strutted away from him leaving him hot on your heels. 

Jasper Jordan: 

Jasper wasn’t prepared at all the moment the word tumbled from your lips. You both stopped as it sunk in what happened. You looked at Jasper with a blush spread across your cheeks in embarrassment.

“Jasp-”

“Say it again…please.” 

“Daddy…” And with that he was pounding into you. Your nails raked down his back as he slowed down long enough for you to put your legs over his shoulders causing him to get a deeper angle. 

“Oh yeah baby girl…cum for daddy.” 

Monty Green: 

Monty had been wanting to have a night where the both of you could try out kinks. You both made a list and at the top of his you read ‘Daddy Kink’. You smirked as you looked at him.

“You want me to call you daddy?” He squirmed. You giggled as you crawled on top of him. “Don’t you like that daddy?” You asked innocently. He grabbed your face with a growl as you almost gasped. 

“You better be ready princess…daddy doesn’t plan on stopping.” 

Mom,

I’m dating someone. He plays in my hair, sings songs, and lets me be me.

I sometimes say random things. Things like, “I think that looks nice.” Then I apologize right after or say, “I’m sorry, I know you don’t care.” Sometimes I’ll stop mid-sentence and just stare blankly. These are all things you taught me to do. Anytime I expressed any feeling or thought towards you, you shut me down.

You made me feel like I was a burden just for existing. Now I can’t even have a conversation about the space that I take up. I can’t explain to him why I’m afraid when he raises his voice just slightly or when he gets quiet for too long. I can’t explain why I flinch when he raises his hand even if it’s just to wrap it around my waist. I can’t explain why I’m so hesitant to share my feelings or talk about things.

Despiste all the quirks and problems that I have, he accepts me and that is something you could never do. He doesn’t get irritated when I can’t sleep at night or if I need to rant. He listens and that’s something so new to me.

Mom, I’m sorry I existed a little too much for you. But it’s been a year since I’ve seen you and I guess this is what you want. I’m so happy I can finally exist in peace.

- The Youngest

I think the most underappreciated part of Dark Souls 1 is the fact that you’re over here flexing like “yeah I’m the Chosen Undead no one is better than I”, you get through the trial of Sen’s Fortress and make it to Anor Londo and you find Solaire just chilling there. Taking a sit. He got here before you, the dude who spent 7 straight hours staring at the sun beat you to the grand city of the gods.

And then you carry on and find Seigmeyer also beat you here. The onion man who’s plan to open a closed door was to sleep it off. The dude who couldn’t even figure out an Indiana Jones rolling boulder puzzle beat you past the Iron Golem.

Hell even Lautrec managed to get to Anor Londo before you.

It just gets worse after you get the Lordvessel and head off to get the Lord Souls and you get to Lost Izalith and somehow Solaire beat you here too!! You’re slower than a bunch of weirdos who chase the sun around. And no one talks about how you’re not as cool a badass as you wish because literally everyone else is cooler than you.

anonymous asked:

hi! im bi with a lady preference (only rarely am i ever attracted to men) and earlier today a guy was hitting on me and i just stared at him and said "im gay". and i know gay is a blanket term and i use it alot personally, but HE doesnt know that, and i feel like a bad person and a liar and perpetuating the stereotype that bi ppl are "only gay when its easy". is this problematic or okay??? thank you

Hello! ^^
I think it’s really up to personal feelings on the topic, as long as it doesn’t cause problems for you and you’re okay using the term ‘gay’ to describe yourself then I don’t see how it’s an issue for anyone else. :3
Some people are going to find things to dislike about bisexuality no matter what, you might as well show them that you’re happy being who you are.
With love,
               Bi-Positive.

This is a Prank

Prompt: Jongin asks out a girl he likes but she rejects him bc she thinks its a prank

Genre: more fluff than angst

Word Count: 1534


Jongin sat down with a defeated huff and stared gloomily at the lunch that looked anything but appetizing now.

“She rejected you?” Baekhyun concluded, shocked at the news. Jongin could only grit his teeth and push the food around his bento tray with his metal chopsticks in total disinterest. Even Sehun looked surprised at the unexpected outcome. “Jeez…are you ok, hyung?”

“Not really, no,” Jongin mumbled back.

“Do you wanna talk about it?”

“No, but I kinda feel like I owe it to you guys since you were willing to wait on her identity until I asked.”

“No, you don’t have to-”

“It’s fine, I’m gonna have to say it sooner or later.”

Baekhyun and Sehun waited in silence for a moment while Jongin sighed and pushed some food into his mouth. “I thought she was just shy at first or something when I went up to her. She even jumped a little when I said her name…it was kinda cute.”

Baekhyun stifled a smirk, knowing well enough that this was one of the worst times to tease his friend about how whipped he was for this girl. Sehun eyed him knowingly though, suffering the same reaction.

“But she just…I dunno, she looked kinda scared and for a second I thought she hated me.”

“What do you mean ‘hated you?’ I thought you said that you caught her staring at you sometimes.”

“I dunno, Baek. I really don’t, but then it gets weird. She was almost completely unresponsive when I started talking about how I thought she was cool and wanted to be her friend, and that made me so goddamn nervous, I was fucking stuttering. The whole time!”

“Wow, that’s-”

Baekhyun shushed Sehun.

“A-and when I finally asked if she wanted to get to know each other and become friends, she laughed at me.”

“What?” his friends responded in unison

“Yeah!”

“That’s dumb.”

“She asked if I was asking her out and sounded really bitter when she did, but I said yeah because that’s what I was pretty much doing right?”

“Right.”

“And then she said, and I quote, ‘Nice try, I’m not falling for this fucking prank’ and pretty much stormed off.” His two friends stared at him in disbelief. “I’ve never heard so much dislike in someone’s voice…It was awful.”


Everyone was quiet for a moment, digesting Jongin’s story, completely ignoring the food in front of them.


“She sounds like a bitch,” Sehun commented bluntly, breaking the silence.

“Shut up,” Jongin said with a frown and glared at his food. “She isn’t like that.”

“Well it sounds like it,” Baekhyun added.

“No,” Jongin insisted. “She’s not like that! She works at an animal shelter on the weekends and she does everything she can to make sure all the animals are ok and healthy and happy and that they go to loving families. She isn’t like that, someone with such a kind, caring heart can’t be like that!”

Baekhyun held up his hands in surrender. “Ok, ok, we get it…but when did you figure out she works at an animal shelter on the weekends?” Sehun smirked at his comment.

“I didn’t stalk her, ok? I was getting something for Monggu at the beginning of last summer and ran into her there. I was hoping she might remember me…”

“Well, whatever, but sorry she rejected you like that, hyung,” Sehun said as the bell rang to mark the end of lunch.

“Yeah, me too,” Baekhyun said sympathetically, helping Sehun clear the table. Jongin could only nod in acknowledgment as he repacked his almost untouched lunch.



It bothered him for the entire day, and Jongin couldn’t focus in class because of what happened. He was prepared for a no, but not a “fuck off” kind of no. After the day ended, he was determined enough to talk to her again at the animal shelter to at least figure out why she thought so poorly of him.


Saturday arrived and the nervous feeling that wouldn’t quite settle in his stomach almost convinced Jongin to abandon the whole ordeal and settle for licking his wounds and nursing his pride, but he forced himself to get up and make the trip to the animal shelter, mumbling and rehearsing an apologetic speech for her.

The little bells by the door chimed as he entered and a frantic “Close the door!” yelped somewhere from around the corner. A small puppy with a penchant for escapades and excited dashes for freedom clumsily sped around the wall and nearly crashed into Jongin’s legs. He hurriedly scooped it up and received a frantic struggle and friendly kisses. He heard an exhausted huff and looked up to see his crush make her way toward to door, hair no longer in place and face red from running around. She froze when she saw him holding the puppy.

“What are you doing here,” she asked in a low voice and straightened up her shirt.

“I was, well, I…was wondering…” The words got caught in his throat and he struggled to continue. She continued to watch him, eyebrows furrowing slightly in what Jongin could only guess as annoyance, so he let out a sigh and held the puppy a little closer into himself for subconscious support.

“I don’t want to bother you, really, but…can I know, well, why? I-I don’t want to really assume anything, but you don’t really seem to like me at all and I don’t know if i did anything wrong or if you just think I’m weird. I dunno, I-”

“You’re joking, right?” she said with contempt creeping into her voice. “I’m not falling for your tasteless pranks,” she spat out and reached for the dog to take him back. As soon as it was safe in her arms, she backed off as if Jongin’s presence itself was poisonous. “You guys already make fun of me enough, can’t you just leave me alone? How did you even know where I was today?! Please just get away from me!”

“No, wait! Really, I don’t know what you’re talking about! I’m so confused,” he said helplessly. She stared at him, analyzing his demeanor critically.

“Please, I really don’t understand what happened. Have I done something?”

“How did you know where I work?” she asked in disgust, controlling the fear in her voice.

“I came here last summer to get something for my dog, and I noticed you working here, that’s all, really, I promise I’m not creeping on you or anything!”

“This isn’t a prank?” She began to believe his sincerity.

“No!” Jongin insisted. “Why would you think it was a prank? We don’t even know each other very well, even though I…would like to get to know you better…”

“Why? It’s because of your nasty friends, that’s why!”

“What?”

“Baekhyun and Sehun, yes them,” she said in repulsion.

“I don’t-”

“They make fun of me any chance they get! Not even jokingly, I can take a joke, but your friends, they, th-they straight up bully me, and I don’t know why!”


Jongin was shocked into silence.


She began to tear up, but furiously fought them back. “So-s-so what if I can’t wear the nicest clothes all the time, and why do people feel such a strong urge to make fun of the ones who work hard to make their lives better, that’s so stupid!” She furiously turned and stormed off around the corner with the puppy clutched in her arms.

Jongin cautiously followed her, rage welling up inside against his friends. He didn’t even know this was going on, no wonder she reacted the way she did!

He watched her gently put the puppy back into its pen with the other littermates.

“I’m sorry if I confused you. I was just waiting for you to join in with them since you’re their friend, so I thought you were just mocking me,” she explained.

Jongin’s heart melted at her words. Even now, she was apologising for something that wasn’t even her fault. “It’s ok. I understand now,” he said quietly. “I'll…wow. I really need to sit those two down,” he muttered irritably.

She laughed a little before the two of them fell back into silence, watching as the pups played with each other.

“H-hey…if, umm, if it’s not to weird of a moment to ask this, but I…well…”

“It’s ok.”

“If I get them to stop, are you willing to give them another chance?”

She fell quiet and he could see her thinking hard. “I guess I suppose so…I really don’t want to, but everyone needs second chances. Honestly though, it’d be easier to give you a second chance. You don’t seem that bad,” she concluded and gave him a small grin.

Jongin’s stomach flipped a nervous-excited loop. “Really?”

“Yeah, I guess so.”

“I’ll fix this, I promise. I’m so sorry that they treated you like that, I’m honestly really shocked and beyond pissed, but they’re better than that, I swear.”

“I believe you.”

She could barely get through her sentence before the escape artist pup wriggled through the bars to indulge in another adventure. The two spent the next few minutes chasing excited yaps with the growing hope of of a happier future.

a conversation I just had in study hall:

me: (to my friend) We had established that you’re a Cancer? Or are you a Taurus?

friend: I think I’m a Gemini

other guy: I’m a papyrus

me: we’re not talking about undertale????

him: i know

me: oh, also, I’m allergic to papyrus

him: it tastes like coffee and spoiled milk

me: …….

friend: ……..

other guy: what?

me: I think you mean papaya

him: *stares off into space, literally reevaluating everything he has ever known* oh

I was watching some kids play, running around, yelling and smiling. It just made me feel happy inside…I don’t know how I feel about having kids. I don’t know if that’s what I want. I know what Simon wants even though we never talked about it. He really would be a great dad. But I can’t imagine myself as a mother, at least not yet. Sometimes I think he deserves better than me. Honestly I don’t know why he puts up with my bullshit, but I’m grateful he does. I need him, I need him more than anything. He makes me feel safe, like nothing can hurt me. Sometimes I catch myself just staring at him, he stares back and flashes me a goofy smile. God, what the fuck would I do without him?

-B

i love phoenix because the best tacos are the ones that just pop their stands up in random places around the city and tonight one was outside of this strip club and me and my friend decided to leave in our pajamas and go get some at midnight which was fun. but this dude came up to me who was…..really attractive? And dressed so nice? But I think he thought I was a stripper despite having no makeup on and in sweats but whatever he bought me tacos but i’m so fucking awkward in person i just like stared at him and barely talked and then we just fucking left and i just screamed OKBYE and i think i missed out on a sugar daddy

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❤ Happy Valentines day everyone! ❤

Sorry for the lack of activity on here lately! Been so busy… But! Had some time for a quick Victuuri in flashy Las Vegas gear (because I just got back from Vegas and I still feel a little overwhelmed by the spectacle haha). I miss these boys ;____;

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One morning Sirius Black saunters into the Great Hall with his hair in a bun and tie loose as can be. And he plonks himself down at the table and everyone just stares. 

Because his neck is covered in hickeys. 

And he’s all grins and showing them off like nobodies business.

And all the girls in the Hall are eyeing each other up like ‘Which one of you bitches got to do that? Fuck you why wasn’t it me…’

McGoangall just stares for second before averting her eyes. She can’t think of any rules he’s broken but Jesus Christ should that be allowed?

And James walks in, hand combing through his hair before he see. And he just raises he eyebrow and smiles.

‘Merlin Remus, get a bit carried away did we?’

And Remus is just siting there, red as tomato, wanting to die because it’s so embarrassing and someone is laughing oh no.. 

But secretly he is really fucking pleased with himself. Like, damn. I did that.


I don’t know man.. Wolfstar with hickeys just makes me happy.

S2E4 Pidge + Keith + Dragonfly stick bug

societyslostone  asked:

No-no, lance with a fake mermaid tail that he wears in the water and entertaining kids. A hose that constantly provides air so he can stay underwater for long periods of time. Swimming with peaceful fish in a large tank.

Okay I absolutely LOVE THIS so give me an entire Voltron aquarium AU

  • Voltron Aquarium was owned by Alfor, but he retired and his best friend Coran took over
  • His daughter Allura wanted to take over because she studies zoology but she’s still young and in school and Alfor wants her to graduate ,so Coran takes over so he knows his staff will still be taken care of
  • Allura still plays a huge part, she’s one of their best animal handlers and she teaches a lot of programs for local schools
  • Shiro is their primary physician for the animals, so he and Allura usually work together a lot to see if problems are medical or behavioral and just generally make sure the animals are happy and healthy
  • Hunk works there too, as a sort of grounds keeper and technician to make sure the outdoor displays look nice, the exhibits have proper lighting and temperatures and space and nothing is broken
  • And during the summer they offer boat tours! They have a boat they keep at a local marina and Hunk drives the boat while Allura teaches programs
  • Pidge can’t work there because she’s still in high school, but she volunteers there every weekend bc she’s a huge nerd
  • Sometimes she helps Allura teach programs and she knows all the animals and could babble about their ecosystems for hours
  • Keith is a marine biology and environmental science student at the local college and is there basically all the time because he has a membership that gets him free admission
  • Shiro is his best friend from childhood and they both grew up on the beach and developed a love for aquatic life so they both study it
  • So Keith goes there to hang out with Shiro, lend a hand when it’s needed bc he knows the whole staff and aquarium pretty well, but mostly he just hangs out by his favorite exhibits while doing homework
  • A local extremist “animal rights” group and publication called GALRA holds protests outside the aquarium saying that holding animals in captivity is wrong
  • The staff is annoyed and Pidge fights them a lot bc they work with a lot of conservation groups to create animal welfare programs and protect water rights, and their animals are all well taken care of with appropriate exhibits
  • Nevertheless GALRA is loud and public, and so they notice they’ve been losing money, especially on the days when the protestors are there
  • So they need a big new idea that can bring people in, but it has to be something they can be public about without GALRA condemning them and making things even worse
  • Hunk is the one who suggests it, he knows his neighbor is obsessed with ocean life and is a professional mermaid
  • It’s perfect because the aquarium needs a non-animal based exhibit and Lance has been struggling to make ends meet
  • He works during the day as a fitness instructor, and he’s studying at the community college nearby, but the mermaid thing is mostly just a hobby that he and his partner Plaxum do every once in a while
  • He and Plaxum get hired as a mermaid duo to perform shows fairly regularly
  • Keith shows up one day and notices it’s really crowded and is like ???? because he doesn’t know of any new exhibits or anything
  • So he goes exploring and sees one of the pools is occupied by two people
  • He looks around and there’s no staff around, are these people trespassing? So he goes over and starts telling Lance that guests can’t just jump into the pool, and there’s a crowd gathering so he needs to get out before he gets in huge trouble
  • Lance just looks all confused, then laughs and is like “Come back in 20 minutes”
  • So Keith gets all annoyed and leaves but he can’t help it, he’s curious, so he comes back later to see that these people are still in the pool, only now he notices they have mermaid tails and are putting on a whole show
  • And look, Lance may have just been doing this mostly as a hobby, but dang if he isn’t good at it
  • Turns out Lance is studying ecology and biology and like wow, he knows what he’s talking about
  • He and Plaxum look so graceful performing these shows, and he is really good at charming the audience and putting on a very convincing act while also teaching kids about marine ecology
  • At first Keith thinks it’s silly but I mean, Lance is very attractive and the mermaid costume is doing wonders for him
  • And Lance has his whole mermaid act, so he is very sassy and fun and teases Keith when he gets caught staring at them and pretending not to be invested
  • But like he’s clearly there with Plaxum and so he kinda just observes from afar
  • Except he’s there late one day, and sees Lance leaving after a show, and Keith realizes this is his first time seeing Lance with clothes, and his hair is dry and kinda curly from the water, and he looks tired but so so cute
  • So Keith is like whoaaa okay run away but nope, Lance sees him and starts up a conversation
  • And it turns out the mermaid persona is like, exactly that, a persona? And Lance is actually very sweet and soft-spoken and nice and wow Keith is done for
  • Keith just so happens to start hanging around the aquarium during every show, and Lance is an oblivious idiot who thinks he’s there to watch Plaxum and be a fish nerd
  • Cue some good old fashioned mutual pining
  • Until one day, Keith is hanging around waiting for Shiro to clock out and notices Hunk talking to Lance
  • So Keith starts to walk over and Lance doesn’t notice and Keith overhears him talking about how cute some guy is and how he’s there all the time but he only ran into him the one time and he can’t be flirting while doing a show
  • Keith is all :( because Lance likes someone else
  • And Lance still doesn’t notice him and is like “I don’t even know his name! I just call him cute mullet boy with the red jacket in my head” and like
  • Cue Hunk looking behind Lance to Keith, with his mullet and his red jacket and a freaking lightbulb goes off
  • So Hunk is like “His name is Keith” and Lance is like ?!?!?! you know him?! Can you introduce me?
  • So Hunk is like ummmm introduce yourself
  • And Lance turns around and realizes Keith has been eavesdropping and wow they are both very gay
  • So they start dating and they’re the ocean’s greatest power couple
  • Anyways Lance’s exhibit does wonderfully and GALRA can’t fight them on it and the protestors stop showing up so business is doing really well
  • And it’s happy and gay and mermaids bring everyone together!