“In traditional Amazon River folklore, at night, an Amazon River Dolphin becomes a handsome young man who seduces girls, impregnates them, and then returns to the river in the morning to become a dolphin again.”
a sweet, romantic, tropical beach honeymoon. the two newlyweds would spend days going on adventures with one another, i.e. snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, ziplining, etc. You’d spend nights at fancy restaurants, cookouts and dance parties in floral clothing, sunset walks on the beach where you talk about embarrassing moments before the two of you officially dated, things your friends would say about the two of you, and your future. The nights would end with romantic, passionate sex in your hotel room, cute showers together, him playing guitar to you at the edge of the bed, or even some card games before the exhaustion hits
moving into your first house together and he’d pick you up bridal style through the doorway because he’s a cheesy romantic and you’d get all excited for a moment before realizing that all your furniture from your apartment the two of you shared doesn’t quite fill up the spacious house you two bought
suspecting that you’re pregnant about 1-3 years into the marriage, him holding onto you tightly as the longest 30 minutes of your life passes. You become nervous as you go into the bathroom to check the pregnancy test– Two lines. You come out with tears in your eyes, smiling up at Shawn. “We’re going to be parents.”
Having Saturday morning dance parties while making a large breakfast because he’s finally home and the two of you can celebrate with pancakes and bacon and eggs and sausage and whatever your brains can come up with
getting into small arguments over which shade to paint the living room, even though the shade differences are literally barely noticeable in certain lighting
telling him he can’t adopt a dog over and over again
“But babe why not?”
“You’re literally allergic, Shawn. No!”
probably getting a cat instead
calling each other Mr. Mendes & Mrs. Mendes all the time when you’re newlyweds
calling each other Mr. & Mrs. Mendes after large fights or sad days as a term of endearment, reminding each other of the honeymoon phase.
“I swear, I’m falling more in love with you everyday”
Sitting up late at night as silence finally fills the house, your kids asleep, the cat resting on the side of the bed, holding each other close.
This is all I want, a little ocean front beach house, with a hammock where I can cuddle with my husband and take naps with my children. Where I would never miss a sunset because even if I’m busy I could just lift my head up and watch in wonder. I don’t need a mansion, shoot I don’t need a lot of land, I’ll share the nature! Shoot if a tourist wants to enjoy the sand in front of my house while wearing sandals and socks, I’ll let him, they’ll just have to put up with me asking their whole life stories and not taking no for an answer when I invite them to have lunch with us. I just want to be able to have a cup of coffee on my porch and listen to the waves roll in and instead of procrastinating by watching tv. I want to take a long walk on the beach. I don’t need a million dollars, I would rather be paid in laughter, ocean swims, cool summer breezes, late night strolls, sandy feet, dolphin sightings, and sun rays. And world, I’m sorry, but this is not too much to ask~
In an airplane, besides sleeping, Harry would want to
cuddle with you, watch some movies, and make you play some of his weird games,
and he would be breaking the rules or making up some new ones when you’d be
winning, because ‘he explained it wrong’. You’d be taking pictures of each
other when you were sleeping, getting caught, and told to delete them, and of
course, you didn’t. An old man would get annoyed of you two, because of talking
so much and not keeping it quiet when others tried to sleep. And when just you
two were on his private plane, you’d be fooling around and joining the mile
You’d drag Harry into every little boutique there is.
You two would spent several hours in different museums, art, history, you name
it. You’d be taking photos of Harry, who’s
mimicking the famous paintings or pretending to hold the very old sculptures. He’s
holding your hand as you are walking down the stone streets of New York, the
people and bikes passing you. There would be a cute café where you’d order some
coffee and talk about where you want to go next. After a long day of walking
around, you get in to your hotel room, you plop on the bed and he comes on top
of you, kissing all over you, takes off your shoes and your tight jeans. He’d
massage your sore feet and you’d be looking through all the pictures you took that
A nice beach vacation, that’s what we all want. Under
the palm trees while sipping on your cold drink, the Caribbean sun kissing your
body. Harry would put some sun screen on your back, really massaging it in. There
would be kissing under water, walks under the starry sky, snorkeling, you would
take care of Harry’s sun burned shoulders. There would also be a few day yacht
trip, then you’d be jumping off of the boat and maybe swimming with some
dolphins. You’d spend your nights at
some nice restaurants, and there would be a band playing right by the sea. He’d
have his hand on your lower back and yours would be behind his neck, just
swinging to the music.
Walking down the streets,
Harry is taking pictures of the cows roaming on the roads and the colorful
buildings. He is wearing a fedora, protecting him from the burning hot sun.
You’re looking at the stalls, buying some souvenirs. You’d visit a temple and just
admire all of its beauty. You two would go to a yoga class and you’d be surprised
how flexible Harry is. Oh and all the Indian food you would have, every time
Harry would like something, he’d say “We need to make this at home” and it
would get to the point where you couldn’t even keep count. It would get so hot
at nights, that you two were walking naked in your hotel room fanning
Harry would be cursing, sweat running down his body.
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Hawaiian spinner dolphins feed offshore at night and return to Hawai'i’s nearshore waters to rest and recuperate during the day. Research has shown that frequent interaction with swimmers and boaters in their habitat can negatively affect the dolphins’ heath. Although a single disturbance may seem harmless, these dolphins face these stressors multiple times a day. And each disturbance takes time away from the dolphin that it may have used for resting, nurturing its young, or socializing with other dolphins.
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Summary: “And suddenly we were strangers again…” What happens when a great love ends and lovers become mere strangers in each other’s lives? Rated: M
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Juvia always had the habit of getting up with the sun, taking a relaxing bath, taking care of her morning needs and then enjoying a delicious breakfast on the porch of her house while watching the waves breaking in the sea. The bluenette had the beach as her yard, and the view was always dazzling no matter how many times she looked. The immensity of salt water was the thing that most calmed and enchanted her throughout the world, but unfortunately, her personal paradise did not seem to be working in those last weeks.
That morning the woman awoke from her troubled sleep and sat on the bed with both hands covering her pale face. As usual, she grabbed her cell phone and struggled to contain the tears that were starting to form in the corners of her eyes when she unlocked the screen and a gorgeous photo of herself with Cho and Gray appeared as wallpaper.
The bluenette had not been able to erase any photos of the couple after the - yet recent - breakup. Honestly, she looked at them very often. Those who were once the best moments of her life, now seemed to be torture.
Juvia got up to take care of her hygiene, went to the kitchen to take a quick breakfast in sports clothes and then went looking for Cho with a leash in her hands, finding the German shepherd lying on top of a T-shirt in the living room floor.
“Does this belong to Juvia?” She asked in exasperation, pulling on the garment with force and then looked at it with a sad expression. “Oh… It’s Gray’s.” A long sigh escaped between her lips as the dog approached to sniff the cloth and lowered his ears. Cho looked sad. “Juvia misses him, too.” She stroked the dog’s fur and showed the leash in her right hand. “Maybe a walk in the sand will cheer you up.” Immediately the animal began to wag its tail with excitement, making the woman smile a little.
When Juvia returned from her walk, she spent the rest of the morning drawing some models of dresses for her shop and began to finish some pieces of clothing that were almost ready. At least that’s what she did until her phone started vibrating a few times on a desk in her small sewing studio.
Deep in her heart, the bluenette already knew that it wasn’t Gray who was trying to communicate with her, but the pang of disappointment still struck her hard when she had confirmation of her assumptions. It was Lucy who sent the messages.
‘Ju, lunch is still up. I hope you’ve changed your mind. Please appear, even if it’s only for an hour. We miss you.’- Lucy.
‘Gray told Natsu he would not go, if that’s what you’re worried about.’ - Lucy.
‘I really hope you go. Xoxo!’- Lucy.
Juvia let out a long, sad sigh as she imagined that probably the brunette was also waiting for someone to tell him that she would not be there, so he could go and stay with his friends.
‘Juvia is not sure if this is a good idea.’ - Juvia.
After a few seconds, the blonde’s response came.
‘Being locked at home and alone is worse, don’t you think? I know you have a dog, but a little HUMAN contact will do you good, Ju. I guarantee it.’- Lucy.
‘Juvia’s car is not working.’ - Juvia.
‘Gajeel can pick you up at your house! No excuses.’ - Lucy.
‘Fine.. Juvia is going.’ - Juvia.
As soon as her finger pressed “send,” the bluenette’s shoulders fell and she stared at the cell phone now with a defeated expression. She didn’t have a good feeling about this lunch.
“You look awful, woman.” Gajeel spoke with a scowl as his childhood friend got into the car, sitting in the backseat.
“Gajeel!” Levy scolded her boyfriend and then grinned at Juvia. “It’s great to see you again, Ju!”
“Juvia is happy to see you, too.” Juvia tried to force a smile at her - without success.
She noticed the worried look that the couple exchanged from the corner of her eyes, but preferred to stare at the road.
The restaurant did not seem crowded when Gajeel parked near the property, but Juvia could hear some people talking too much - practically screaming - and soon imagined it was her friends making a mess. It calmed her a little. Finally she would be able to have a good time of fun, and maybe even laugh a little.
The bluenette could see Natsu’s pink hair from afar, and the intense scarlet tone of Erza’s locks as she slowly approached. When she was close enough for them to notice her presence, they all fell silent and in the same second she understood why. Sitting on the edge, beside Loke, Gray was looking at her with fear and looking as exhausted and dejected as she was.
It was as if the world had stopped at that moment, while Juvia remained frozen in the same place. She felt her heart start to ache, her eyes burn and air seemed scarce because no matter how hard she tried to breathe, it seemed impossible. She just wanted to run as far as possible. And so she did. Juvia ran out of the restaurant until she was near her metalhead friend’s car. She had to lean on the vehicle for some time. Juvia was so out of her mind that she didn’t even notice Lucy, Levy, and Gajeel going after her.
“Juvia, are you okay?” - The tall black haired man asked worriedly.
“I didn’t know he was coming, Juvia. I swear.” Lucy said guiltily. “Natsu had told me that he-”
“It’s all right… Juvia just wants to go home.” The bluenette interrupted her, trying her best not to cry in front of her friends.
“Are you sure?” Levy practically whispered as she looked sadly at her friend.
“Sorry, Juvia was not ready for that yet.”
It was too early for them…
Returning to her home, Juvia spent the whole afternoon watching her favorite movies and TV shows. From time to time her hands would pick up her cell phone without her permission and she would look at each of the photos they had taken together with an empty expression. Cho had tried to get her attention a few times, but even the dog reminded her of Gray - he was always playing with it.
At night, the woman fell asleep on the couch with the plush dolphin Gray had given her on her last birthday - a few months ago - and with a few tears running down her cheeks.
Juvia couldn’t believe it was all over between them.