lines in nature

Lined chiton (Tonicella lineata)

The lined chiton is a species of chiton from the North Pacific. It has been recorded from intertidal and subtidal waters to a depth of 30 to 90 m. T. lineata often occurs on rocks that are encrusted by coralline algae; presumably this is what their coloration is intended to camouflage against. If knocked from its substrate, T. lineata will contract into a ball in order to protect its vulnerable ventral side, similar to many isopods. Coralline algae are also the major food item of T. lineata.

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Imperfect Pair (03)

Originally posted by taekookie-bts

Pairing: Reader x Jungkook, Reader x Taehyung

Word Count:  10.2k

Genre: Angst, ArrangedMarriage!AU

A/n: Hello! If you are willing to share, I would like to know who you like more after reading it, Taehyung or Jungkook? Thank you! 

Series: 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05

Description: The government is in charge of matching everyone up with a partner, the person they believe you are the most compatible with. You get assigned Jungkook, who looks perfect on his profile and even more perfect in person. You are later reminded however, that perfection does not exist, and not everything in life will go as planned.

               You sat across from him, a dark coffee in front of him and a hot chocolate in front of you. You wrapped your hands around your cup, warming your hands as breeze passed. You were hidden in a corner of the coffee shops patio, the only place you could find nearby that would allow you to sit and talk with some privacy. The inside was warm and buzzing with people, a place you would have been more comfortable, but you both knew that your conversation wasn’t one someone could overhear. You looked up at him, his eyes looking down at the dark wood of the table.

               “Are you going to say anything?” you asked, clearing your throat. He looked up at you, his lips slightly parted and his eyes wide. He had said he would explain everything to you, but you had yet to hear that explanation.

               “I’ve been trying to come up with a way to explain myself myself…,” he said, trailing off as his eyes returned back to the table. You lifted your cup to your lips, taking a sip of the sweet liquid, waiting for him to continue. He picked up a napkin and began to fold it up, trying to occupy himself with something else, as if it would help him get out of it.

               “And?” you asked, a little amused at his nervousness. You didn’t want to find it funny, but you did. If you were him, you would be nervous too, but he had no reason to be. It hadn’t been long after finding out about him and Jade that you had decided you would move on without causing any issues, even though those issues would only really be for him.

               “And I don’t know how,” he admitted, the anxiety leaking from his voice. You nodded, thankful that you felt in control of the situation. You thought back on the events of the past two days, wondering how they days had managed to feel much longer than they actually were. Maybe it was because before every day had been the same. You stuck to a routine, one that had worked for the time being, but one that you no longer needed. More had happened in the last two days than had happened in the last couple of years, and despite how little it actually was, it felt like you were living, and you liked it, even with the bad it brought you.

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