Ok but if the Marauders and Lily took a trip to the sea how? great? would it be?
first of all none of them are of age yet which means road trip!
because Lily, Remus, and Peter all learned how to drive illegally the summer before sixth year and none of them give a shit about getting arrested
They rent a big van and switch off who gets to sit alone in the row farthest back to nap
The van quickly fills with empty coffee cups, takeout containers, wadded up paper from the fight Sirius and James had had two hours in, and everyone’s shoes which they all keep taking off
Once they get to the little cottage they’re staying in for the week there’s an all out war for the big bedroom which Lily wins by threatening to castrate each of the boys in the middle of the night.
James and Sirius end up in the one closest to the bathroom so Sirius can do his hair in the mornings and Peter and Remus share the last one
Their first voyage into town involves Lily flirting with the boy selling ice cream to get a discount, a jealous James, and buying swim trunks for Peter because he forgot his
They spend most of their time at the beach, where Sirius complains about the lack of food and sand getting in his eyes
To which Lily throws more sand at him (as mentioned here) as a “snack” and Remus yells from the umbrella he and Lily have been hiding from the sun under to “stop acting like idiots while I’m trying to read!”
They have bonfires almost every night and James always insists on lighting them because he’s, as Sirius says, “absolutely obsessed with fire. A bit mad, really. He’s got scented candles all over the place at home”
Lily brings Muggle sparklers and the boys are terrified of them
There’s a lot of ogling each other in swimsuits while the other’s back is turned
To which Peter laughs at every time without fail
One day it rains and they all stay inside to play card games until they get too cooped up at which point they go back into town and get Sirius to flirt with the barmaid to let them buy drinks underage
they get kicked out of the bar
The ride home is a lot worse because everyone’s tired and hot
But Lily puts on her favorite cassette and they spend the last three hours screaming along to songs
They come home missing six hair ties, Peter’s new swim trunks, and James’s favorite sunglasses, but they have a weird statue Lily bought at some hippy store, enough sand to “start another beach, damnit, I told you this stuff gets everywhere” and enough photos to fill an entire album
I come from a very superstitious / religious Sicilian family, and was told this story after working on a family history.
My grandma grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey in a giant house with her aunts. Most of the aunts husbands passed away at a really young age so they all ended up moving into my great aunt’s house together. This was an incredibly old house, so much so that when my mom and her sister would visit they would find things in the attic that belonged to the owners who lived there in the mid 1800s. One day playing in the attic my mom found a trunk and asked my great aunt if she would unlock it, and she refused, as did my grandma. It was literally the only thing in the house that they werent allowed to “explore” for a lack of a better term.
Years later my grandma finally told them why they couldnt open it. Sometime around 1940 my gradmother’s father passed away, so she had just moved in with her mother and brother to the aunts house. A few nights after his passing she had a dream about a red headed girl with pig tails who was motioning her to come closer. During this she could also faintly hear her father voice. As the story goes, her aunts also had an encounter with her father - they claimed that same night his ghost just walked into their kitchen like he had just gotten off of work and told them he wanted to see Maria ( my grandmother) and Phillip (my great uncle) and check on them. They say they talked to him all night, but that he never was able to see my grandmother.
The next morning, before even hearing about her aunt’s experience with her father’s ghost in the kitchen, she opened the trunk where she kept fabrics ( the one my mom and aunt were never allowed to open) and there was a picture of the red headed girl from her dream. She had never seen the girl before, and no one in the family knew where it came from. They never opened the trunk again.
Fuck Yeah Nightmares Mod James: 6/10 Ooh, a story of a dream within a story within a story within a story! Thanks for sharing the scares!
it really is strange moving from a place where I could wear a pink wig and tutu to the grocery store and not get even a sideways glance to this town full of crusty people who give me weird looks when I wear leggings as pants
Bulma juggled a bowl of popcorn and drinks into the living room, carefully setting them on the table. “Trunks!” she called up the stairs, wiping her brow, “come on and let’s start the movie!”
“Coming, Mom! ” Trunks levitated down the stairs quickly, blowing past his mother. He plopped down on the sofa and grabbed a handful of popcorn, delighting in the buttery salty goodness. Finally he got a good look at Bulma and raised an eyebrow. “Why are you so dressed up to watch a movie, Mom?”
Bulma looked down at her black turtle neck dress that hugged her curves tightly. She smiled, moving a piece of her bangs out of her eyes. “Well son, your father is coming back from training with Goku today, and I wanted to look nice for him. Do you notice your mother’s new hair cut?”
Trunks nodded, stuffing the last kernels in his mouth before reaching for more. “You like nice, Mom, but why are you doing this all for Papa? You know he doesn’t care about things like that.”
Bulma frowned and placed her hands on her hips, standing right in front of her young son. “Trunks Briefs, you take that back! I’ll have you know that your father loves when I look beautiful.” She placed a hand to her chin, a conceited expression stealing her face. “He only wants the best as a Prince, you know.”
“Whatever you say, Mom,” Trunks scratched his head, commenting mentally on how strange he thought adults were.
“You’ll understand someday, son, ” she replied before the sound of the back door interrupted her. Perking up, she smoothed out the front of her dress and straightened her hair. “Speaking of the devil…”
Vegeta strolled in through the living room, stopping at the sight of his wife and son. He bounced his gaze around to both of them, a question lingering in his brows. Finally he settled his glare on Trunks. “What did you do now, boy?”
Trunks raised his hands defensively, popcorn falling to his lap. “I didn’t so anything this time, Papa, I swear!”
Vegeta nodded, turning to Bulma. “Why do you guys look so strange?”
“Strange?! ” she shouted, prompting Trunks to cover his ears, “is that what you say to your beautiful wife when you haven’t seen her in so long?”
“Hmph,” Vegeta said, crossing his arms, “I see even six months doesn’t strip away your vanity.”
“You love it hun,” she walked closer to him, placing a hand to his shoulders, “so, do you notice anything different?”
He studied her, taking in her pretty face and delicious curves. “New outfit and hair?”
Bulma beamed, smiling snarkily at Trunks. “See? And what do you think, Vegeta?”
Vegeta felt his forehead go damp. He hated when she made him so this. Earthlings were so peculiar in their way of giving compliments. He distinctly remembered his father giving his mother the head of someone who insulted her attire one evening, and she had practically thrown herself at him all night during dinner. Simple. Bulma required too much of his brain.
But he knew the consequences of he didn’t comply to feeding her ego, and he would avoid that headache.
“Your haircut doesn’t make me angry when I look at–”
“NO! “she cut him off, glaring at him.
He took a deep breath. "That dress is impractical, and I don’t see how it can protect you, but perhaps—”
Jesus, what did she want from him? “That black marker you put around your eyes is enticing–”
“—There you go! –”
“—It looks like you were in a serious fight. ”
Trunks chuckled on the couch while Bulma growled. “I’m sorry, are you trying to flirt? Because you’re just embarrassing yourself!”
“Papa, ” Trunks interjected, “do you remember the last movie Mom forced us to watch?” Bulma turned to glare at him and Trunks cleared his throat, correcting himself. “I mean, the last movie we all enjoyed as a loving family?” Bulma smiled, satisfied.
“What about it? ”
“Well,” Trunks shrugged, “don’t you remember what that old dude did in the end? To make the woman love him?”
“I thought we told you to close your eyes on that part! ” Vegeta roared.
“ B-before that part! ” Trunks chuckled nervously, “the big speech that he gave. The one you said was silly.”
Vegeta chewed over his lip in thought. Oh, so that was what she wanted. He cleared his throat and turned to Bulma wrapping his arms around Bulma’s waist. “Woman,” he said, his tone dropping several octaves, “you are the most ethereal creature I have ever seen. And even though you constantly change your hair like you change underwear, I love each style that you choose. I especially love that you no longer wear that atrocious birds nest like when we first met—”
“You’re pushing it, Vegeta. ”
“Let me finish!” He raked his eyes down to her frame, smirking. “And that dress is practically painted on and it’s making me want to send the boy to his room. One look at you in this and I know that we’ll need to soundproof this entire street. You’ve done well to satisfy my manly needs.”
Bulma giggled like a school girl while Trunks groaned loudly. Leave it to his father to overdo something, considering that the man in the movie had only called the woman ethereal.
“It’s a little far fetched but I’ll take it, ” Bulma replied, wrapping her arms around his neck. She kissed his lips gently, giving him compliments about how form fitting his training suit was.
Trunks grabbed the popcorn bowl and left the living room, disgusted. “You guys have a bedroom, you know!”
“Shut it boy!” Vegeta called after him.
Trunks headed to the kitchen to phone Goten, hoping Chi Chi would agree to letting him spend the night. There was no way he was staying at Capsule Corps tonight.