“Cute” isn’t often a word used to describe plants but there really is no other word for these dolphin shaped succulent plants. This plant is called the senecio peregrinus and the longer the vines grow, the more they grow into looking similar to a dolphin jumping up out of the water.
why k/urotsukki is bad, without hating on the actual ship
i feel like this shit is long overdue, as the fandom seems to have not noticed what’s wrong with the portrayal of krtsk and frankly im sick and tired of seeing the same terrible thing in tags. so, without bashing the characters or the actual idea of the pairing itself, i’m about to list the issues of the godawful fanon kurotsukki and why it needs to stop like immediately. i mean there’s been three seasons ffs, with actual interactions between the characters. there’s no excuses now for how terrible it is.
I know you said the characters needs to be ready to come out, so I hope asking this is cool? As a trans boy I'm really interested in how Dallas Deals with being trans? And how his environment reacted?
Since this probably won’t be elaborated in comic.. He comes out at an early age. His dad was still alive. He was probably 7 when he started pulling at his pigtails. His mom bought him a pair of really pretty dolphin-pendant hair ties and he felt so bad for telling her he didn’t want it. He probably felt really mean so he’d wear it around his wrists. when he was 8 he asks his mom if he could cut his hair short and she and his dad agreed. Dallas wasn’t a very spoiled kid, and his dad let him do and wear whatever he pleased with his body (so long as it wasn’t harmful, or anything.)
So yeah. When Dallas was 9, him and his dad were going dress shopping for a family seder, but Dallas had failed an exam and he already had a really crappy day so he just. Sat down on a bench near the stores and Started Crying.
His dad says, “Abby, what’s wrong?”
and he says, he doesn’t know why he’s crying, but he says, wearing dresses makes him uncomfortable. He shows his dad the hair tie and he says he feels bad saying no to all the stuff his parents buy him, but he’s just. He appreciates it but he doesn’t know what to do with it.
While yes, in later years he will understand that it’s 100% okay for a boy to wear dresses and makeup, and other things typically considered “feminine”, when he was a kid, he had an intense need to “pass.”
His parents are confused, but only at first.
Dallas is very lowkey. After his dad dies, him and his mom and baby sister move to Oregon. At his school. He’s always introduced himself as Dallas Ezra Margolin. His deadname would be Shulamite Abigail Margolin.
When he was 9, his mom cried a lot, and Dallas was scared she was disappointed, but she tells him, she was scared of how many times she’d unintentionally hurt him. Dallas flushed and asked his mom if she could pick him a new name (he loves his mom a Lot). His dad was jealous, and Dallas told him he could pick a name for Dallas too (Abe Margolin Is A Nerd)
Dallas’ mom picked the name of her favorite character from her favorite book, and his dad chose Ezra, which is Dallas’s grandpa’s name.
When Dallas starts T at 14 or 15, it’s the same year he joins the baseball team. Everyone just assumes that Dallas is a shy boy when he refuses to change into gear in front of anyone.
Poppy had sort of suspected. She’d always cuddle Dallas when they sleep together, (she’s very cuddly) and she felt the little clasps that some of Dallas’ binders have. She doesn’t say anything. Doesn’t feel the need to say anything.
There’s a silent understanding between her and Dallas.
Dallas does plan on telling Malek and Poppy, he’s just. Not sure how.
Until, of course. His mom let him have surgery. He set Malek and Poppy aside. Sits their asses down. “Please listen to me. I need you. This is really important to me. I don’t want you to think that I’m anyone other than Dallas-” his voice cracks, and Malek is about to make a joke, but Poppy is like, quit it.
Because she can see how nervous Dallas is. And Dallas just. Says his mom is gonna let him have top surgery. And Malek is Confused, and Dallas elaborates, Poppy Is Swelling Because She Loves Dally So much. Malek is horrified (keep reading on this pls don’t judge Malek yet) And Dallas can see that. And his mind is all “he doesn’t see you as a real boy.” But Malek is horrified because of all the times he called Dallas a “drama queen.” A “prissy princess” as jokes. He feels awful and sick and he owes Dallas a ton of apologies.
But Malek doesn’t want to make this all about himself. So he shakes his head and he hugs Dallas, like. Really obnoxiously tight. Like the combined force of his binder and Malek’s hug made it really hard to breathe. Malek doesn’t let go for a good, long, while. He mumbles
he supports Dallas All the Way, and he’ll always listen to what Dallas has to say. Later when Malek has Dallas all to himself, he apologizes for all the dumb names he’s called Dallas before.
One time Blake calls Dallas a bitch and Malek is all, freaked, and he’s all pissy at Blake, and everyone is all, whoah Malek what’s gotten into you man? And Malek apologizes. And Dallas decides he should come out to rest of the team. They’re his best friends. Blake feels terrible and says sorry. It’s the only time Blake has genuinely said sorry to anyone and it’s really a miracle to behold. Next practice, Dallas finally feels comfortable changing in front of everyone. Nobody bats an eyelash, and Dallas is so relieved.
There’s really.. A lot more but I wanna include the other stuff in comic so this is all I can give you! But a lot of stuff. In the comic. Soon.
I’m back! I’m not dead and I have a few ideas for some new posts that I can hopefully have up before the weekend is over (if my shitty wifi is willing to behave) But here we have a mermaid au!! This will hopefully be a series, one for each team and first up we have my not so secret faves! Enjoy!
Aoba Johsai is a pod of lagoon dwelling mer-people (would it be called a pod? Dolphins are in pods)
They live on a really pretty tropical island uninhabited by people and their little cove has a waterfall and lots of rocks to lounge upon (I’m talking Peter Pan mermaid lagoon-esque shit)
Oikawa is their leader but he’s so fucking petty about shit he’s still holding a grudge against the pack of river otters that live upstream because they stole his favorite sunning rock(his tail is Aoba Johsai blue and his fins are super wide and translucent)
Iwaizumi is the one everyone actually listens to and he’s super reliable but he prefers to just take naps and shit on Oikawa- he’s their protector because he’s super strong and intimidating (his tail is dark blue and his scales are surprisingly smooth, built more like a shark’s tail than a mermaids)
Matsukawa has the longest fucking tail ever. It’s nearly twice the length of his upper body and it drives him crazy because if he takes a turn too fast it gets stuck and he ends up gracelessly cartwheeling underwater (his tail is more green than Oikawaw’s)
Hanamakki has a pale pink tail and his fins are long and droopy and he likes to turn around quickly and slap people in the face with them. Takes an alarming amount of joy from Oikawa’s misery
Yahaba- aka Mr Petty #2-he has an army of small fish with sharp teeth that adore him and he will set them on his enemies for the slightest offense (his tail is blue like Oikawa’s but spotted with white)
Kyoutani is half siren- meaning he has the really sharp teeth if not the song voice- but he was raised by sharks so his manners are horrendous. Oikawa rescued him from fishermen and he now follows Iwaizumi everywhere he goes (his tail is striped black and gray and it’s wider than the average merman)
Watari loves all the drama. He gets a front row seat to every shitshow and he loves it. He’s the best at changing shape into a human and usually goes to climb trees for the good fruits (his tail is pea green and very short, built for strength)
Kindaichi is considered innocent and pure but Kunimi knows he’s actually satan and he is not fooled by that cutesy tail flick that he does (his tail is a darker blue than Iwaizumi’s but built more like Watari’s)
Kunimi just wants to sleep on his favorite sun rock and maybe hit Kindaichi in the face with a pebble. (his tail is gray and like Makki’s though he finds a way to wrap his droopy fins up when he’s sleeping so they can’t be pulled)
No one is allowed to speak of The Incident where Kindaichi changed shape and ended up with half tail/half leg because it was horrifying for everyone
Makki nearly died because he got a berry stuck in his gills
Watari is very good friends with the river otters and he goes over alot to chat and snuggle
At some point a group of humans find them
Oikawa is preening under all the attention and praise
Kyoutani has hid himself behind the waterfall
Some poor girl nearly drowned she was so distracted by Iwaizumi and his glorious arms
However a few of them do attempt to kidnap Kunimi while he’s napping on his sunning stone- they plan to take him home and show him off for sceince
And this is how everyone finds out about Kindaichi’s evil side
Suddenly every piranha and electic eel within a 10 mile radius are in their lagoon and suddenly there are some very dead people
Kyoutani ripped some guys’ throat out with his teeth and Yahaba swooned
friend orca is dolphin- but friend dolphin is whale!
really proper word is “cetacean.” basically goes like this.
here we have big famly. lotta cousins n friends! but whale famly not actually “family” when talking taxonomy! whale famly bigger than taxonomic family!
now you see that word “order” up there? basic phylogeny goes Kingdom>Phylum>Class>Order>Family>Genus>Species. help to remember: king phillip came over from germany swimming! (actually, cetacea is an infraorder- whale friends in order artiodactyla- but that little confusing. important idea is that you see that friend whale and friend dolphin and friend porpoise all in same group!)
now some whales, they have the baleen. but other whales? they have ‘em the teef. they allll a group call Odontoceti, which mean “tooth whale.” word dolphin means “whale in taxonomic family Delphinidae.” still whale! whale not one family, whale one order. to be whale, need be in cetacea, so all dolphin technically whale, but not all whale technically dolphin. hope makes sense!
(I mean, if it doesn’t make sense I can go into more detail in actual grammatical sense, but this was fun.)
Vancouver sits on the shores of a miraculous body of water known as the Strait of
Georgia. The wealth of diversity in the Strait may come as a surprise to some, but
contained within are over 230 fish species, the world’s largest octopus species, and the
world’s densest population of harbour seals, just to name a few of its wonders. A trip
across the Georgia Strait on a BC Ferry might reveal the presence of killer, humpback,
grey, or minke whales, harbour or Dall’s porpoise, or even pacific white-sided dolphins.
But to really grasp the beauty of the strait, one must dive below the waves.
Brief Summary: Your close friend Harry lets you in on a little secret, that your favorite awkward Gryffindor has a crush on you!
Warnings: None I believe. Just cute innocent fluff.
Pairing: Neville Longbottom X Female!Reader
Note: I dunno. Thought it was cute. Maybe it is?
Another training session in the room of requirement began and completed as everyone was sneaking out to go back about their day.
“Hey! Y/n?” Your dear friend Harry called as you exited the room laughing lightly with Hermione about the latest homework. You paused and told Hermione to go on without you while you waited for Harry to caught up.
“What’s up, Harry?” You hum putting on your Hogwarts robe your Hufflepuff house symbol presented proudly.
“Was wondering if you had finished the potions homework. Not that I wanted to copy or anything. Just thought we could work on it together by the lake? Ron hasn’t down it either.” He smiled dorkily, working on homework with those two meant you teaching everything and helping them not fail. Which you didn’t mind at all. You looked out for the boys.
“Yeah sure. I don’t have much going on. Didn’t wanna go to Transfiguration anyway, then it was canceled.” You praised quietly mainly because you couldn’t stand changing innocent animals into objects. Not like it hurt them but you didn’t want to have to do it.
“Oh yeah. I never get the spells quite right. The things always have tails or a leg.” Harry snickered before Neville headed by waving to you both. His gaze lingering on you a little longer than it should of.
“Oh yeah, I know.” You smile thinking back to all the transfiguration classes you shared with Harry before smiling extra wide at Neville. “Where do you think he’s going?”
“Probably the library to get his homework down early. He’s a bit like Hermione that way.” Harry chuckled at the thought, Neville wasn’t as smart but he did get all of his work done.
“Man. You should start bugging Neville or Hermione about helping you with potions.” You kidded before grinning at Harry who just shook his head.
“And leave you all alone? Never.” He taunted before you two headed down the hallway.
“I like that you taught us about Patronus’s. I never knew they were so cool.” You whisper slowly.
“Oh yeah, no problem. It helped me a few times so you never know.” He took a delicate pause. “Your Patronus. The Dolphin. I just think it’s really cool. Haven’t seen that one before.” He smiles and shoves his hands in his pockets as he walked.
“Yours is cool too. Stags are really pretty.” You hum gently not fully understanding what your animal Patronus meant at this age.
“Neville’s was cool too. It’s a turtle. Makes sense though.” Harry giggled softly and so did you.
“Yeah but now he’s really come out of his shell. Brave little Gryffindor there.” You snicker, thinking back to when you first met Neville in Charms class 2nd year.
“Yeah. He’s really grown up. Even harboring a small crush on yo-” Harry promptly shut his mouth not believing he just said that. He promised Neville he wouldn’t say a word.
“Oh really? On… what wait.” You halted dead in your tracks and looked at your close friend Harry. “What do you mean on me. Neville has a crush on me.”
“Y/n I didn’t.” He whispered but his eyes told you another story.
“Neville? Neville Longbottom? Innocent little Neville? He has a crush, on me?” Your cheeks went red as you didn’t believe it. Neville and you were good friends. Having quite a few classes together and hanging out by the black lake to do homework. He never came across as nothing other than friendly. “Are you sure?” Your voice was a mere whisper, unsure if this was a joke or the truth.
“It’s true. But you cannot tell Neville I told you! He made me promise not too!” Harry blurted out before face palming as Ron walked up with a grin.
“Hey guys, how’s it goi-”
“Neville has a crush on me!?!?!” You squeaked looking at Ron who stared at Harry.
“You bloody told her?!?!?” Ron nearly shouted even though a few students were starting to look their way.
“I didn’t mean too! It spilled it!” Harry defended himself but you were beyond happy. You had started crushing on the awkward Gryffindor about a year ago, and to know he liked you back. Well, that was amazing.
“Oi! Y/n. You cannot tell Neville you know. Got it?” Ron tried to reason with you but you just nodded not hearing a word the redhead said.
“Neville’s going be so unhappy,” Harry muttered before you snapped your attention back to the boys.
“Why? I like him back.” You told them, even though you thought it was obvious. Guess not to these two, or Neville.
“Wait. What?” Ron and Harry spoke in unison before looking at each other.
“You’re joking right?” Harry asked before you shook your head no.
“I’m going to go find Neville and do something I’ve wanted to do since last year.” You chime before bouncing off down the halls.
“What’s that?” Ron called after you.
“Kiss him!” You yelled back before speeding off down the hall. Ron and Harry looked at each other before quickly running after you.
Thankfully you were faster than the two boys and quickly found the odd Gryffindor about to enter the library.
“Neville! Wait up!” You called as he stopped in front of the library and smiled to you.
“Hey, Y/n. What’s up-” his soft voice started but before he could finish you wrapped your arms around his neck and pressed your lips softly to his.
The boys skid to a stop as they saw you kissing a rather clueless Neville. Both their jaws falling open as they watched you.
You pulled away after a second seeing the confused look on Neville’s face followed by his burning red cheeks.
“Y-y/n?” He stuttered completely confused before looking to Harry and Ron was this some kind of joke?
“I like you, Neville Longbottom, always have it seems. I never thought you would even look at a Hufflepuff like me that way until Harry told me I couldn’t stop myself.” You utter quickly hoping all this was okay.
Neville then glares to Harry who slips to hide behind Ron. But once his eyes fall back on you, he smiles and holds out his hand shyly. “C-care to join me for some reading?”
“I would love to.” You took his hand and beamed at the boys before heading into the library with Neville.
He made you tell him everything that Harry and Ron said. Which you did still not believing he was crushing on you this whole time. You both take a seat at a table inside and hold hands while you read two different books together. Content as always. Even though he didn’t ask you out officially you knew this was the origin of a divine relationship.
“What did I miss?” Hermione comes out of the library with a book in hand looking at the boys.
“Y/n liked Neville this whole time,” Harry muttered as Ron nodded wordlessly.
“Well, of course, she’s always staring at him all dreamy like. And he’s all she ever talks about.” Hermione laughs softly before heading towards the common room.
“Wait you knew?!?!” The boys yelled as they chased after her.
I have been thinking of this Headcanons for a while now and I hope u can bring my imagination into light! what if rfa+v+Searan first meeting with MC at an aquarium where she works as a diver and saw her for the first time behind the glass diving with sharks and small fishies and stuff~ maybe she looked like a mermaid :P I'm sorry if it's complicated and it's ok if u don't want to do it~ love u~
I love these scenarios when they meet before RFA <3
I wrote this when I was really sleepy and slightly drunk, so I have no idea if any of this makes any sense lololol. Anyway, hope u like it! ^^
RFA + Saeran and V meet MC at an aquarium
He was there for a photo shoot and decided to take a look at the place
You passed by his side wearing your scuba suit, talking to a colleague about checking on the sharks
He followed you, he just… felt this urge to go after you.
And he watched you mesmerized, you were so elegant… and so brave for being that close to the sharks!
“Isn’t it scary?” he had to ask when you got out, you looked at him puzzled. “The… sharks?”
“Oh… no, not at all! They don’t do anything if they’re fed properly and… if you’re not bleeding.” you say this so naturally and with this huge smile, it’s adorable! “Don’t tell anybody, but… they’re my favorites!”
He felt warm inside about you sharing this secret with him. “Wh-why is that?”
“I don’t know, there’s something exciting about fearing them, you know? Being around something so majestic and dangerous. It’s like…” “Liking someone and being afraid of hurting them with all of your passion?” SHIT! What is he saying? This isn’t one of his musicals!
“Yeah… something like that…” you chuckle. Oh, did you really get it or are you just being polite? “Hey, do I know you from somewhere? You look familiar…”
“I get that a lot, actually.” nah, he wouldn’t brag right now, it was time to know more about you. “So… what’s y-?” one of the sharks bump into the glass and he yelps.
“Oh, shit, Hercules! He’s a little blind, I… I should go, he gets all disoriented when this happens. See ya!” you run without even looking at him.
“Yes… see ya.” Well, he would actually see you a few weeks later standing at his door.
He’s there on a tour promoted by one of his teachers
He’s not really interested in any of this. Sea animals are not really his thing. Then he gets to the dolphin area.
Then you show up and greet his class, and the tour guide introduces you. “This is MC, she usually works with the dolphins and the other mammals.”
“Do you feed them?” somebody asks. “Well, that too, but I mainly provide activities to stimulate their brains. You see, dolphins are extremely smart creatures, and…” you go on talking about dolphin’s brains, and Yoosung is… really interested in all you have to say, he’s even taking notes.
“But enough talking, do any of you want to see how we do it? Let’s see… hum, how about you in the back? The blond one?” he’s so taken aback by your face he doesn’t even notice you’re talking about him, his buddy nudges him and he notices you’re looking straight at him… SHIT
He goes to you hesitantly, your smile is so beautiful and… your curves on this tight scuba suit… wait, what? “What’s your name?”
“Y-Yoosung.” “Cool! So our friend Yoosung here will shuffle these numbers and our other friend Chi Chi will put them in the right order. Here you go, buddy.” shit, you’re so nice! He’s trembling while shuffling the cards. “Okay, Yoosung, you can give to her.”
“M-me?” “Yeah! Don’t worry, she won’t bite! Well, she does sometimes and it hurts as hell, but…” you see his eyes widening. “I’m kidding!” he hears his mates laughing, ugh…
He hands the cards to Chi Chi and she quickly puts them in order, then you explain this isn’t training like in the circus, it’s just a method to stimulate their memory.
After the demonstration is over, the teacher calls a a little break for the students to explore as they please, but Yoosung wants to stay right there.
“Good job, she really liked you!” you say enthusiastically, are you just being nice or are you genuinely this bright? Either way, your smile is beautiful. “I’m so lame for being afraid, I… I’m sorry.”
“Oh, don’t worry, Yoosung! It can be a little intimidating at first…” oh, you remember his name! He wants to know more about you, but then you get a call and run quickly. Well, he would have another chance pretty soon in the chat room.
Well, this was the oddest meeting Mr Han’s associate could ever come up with
Then she sees the jellyfishes and this diver swimming right beside them.
It’s… beautiful! And the diver moves as flowing and elegant as them.
And then the diver looks through the glass, straight at… her? And waves for her? She awkwardly waves back.
“Hey! Did you like the jellyfishes?” you ask her coming from behind. You’re still on your scuba suit. Oh… were you that elegant diver from before?
“Yes, they’re… beautiful! Isn’t it dangerous? I mean… don’t their tentacles burn?” “Oh, my suit protects me, see?” you grab her hand and make her squeeze your arm. She blushes.
“It’s made of a special material, they just bought it thanks to this new investor.” “Yes, it was… my boss, actually.”
“Oh… cool! Your boss is sickening!” is… that a good thing? Judging from your huge smile, it is, she frowns her forehead and you chuckle. “Oh… maybe not?”
She gives this weird smile. “Yeah, my boss is a pain in the ass sometimes too.” how can you talk so easilly to a stranger? But she can’t stop listening to you, for some reason…
She would like to hear more, and talk more. Maybe venting to an outsider about how stressed she was would bring her some relief?
“Oh… speaking of the devil…” you fidget your walkie talkie on your hand. “Gotta go!”
Well… too bad! It wasn’r right now she would have the chance to vent. Gladly she does much more than that when you two meet again.
He heard about this aquarium getting closed and thought about investing in it.
He has his aquarium at home and… well, he really appreciates these creatures, he doesn’t like to think what could happen to the animals if the aquarium gets closed.
So he goes there to see what exactly he’s dealling with. And then he sees this diver surrounded by colorful seahorses.
It’s almost like a mirage, and this diver is apparently having lots of fun. Yes, working with something you love is really fulfilling.
“Hi! We’re… closed right now.” “I’m here to see the admnistrator, actualy.” “I’ll take you there, come on”
He’s a little uncomfortable about walking side by side with this woman all wet, aren’t you cold? “So… may I ask why do you want to see the boss?”
“Well, this is… I would rather not talk about it for now.” Yes, he shouldn’t be discusing this with one of the employees.
“Okay… just know we’re doing our best here, but it’s really hard to keep things in order with such a low budget, I’m saving up as much as I can with the seahorse’s food, for example and…”
“Don’t worry about it. Keep doing your best and it will pay off, I can guarantee.” “Okay, I guess…” he wanted to know more, what were your position here exactly, your name…
“Here you go, sir!” you patted his shoulder friendly and turned around.
He was impressed at how much you cared for this job and for the animals, if every employee was this hardworking, he would be more than happy to buy the place.
And he did, but you just got to know that when you went to his penthouse a couple of weeks later.
That was a weird mission, the thugs were getting more and more creative about places to do money laundering. An aquarium?
He wasn’t sure where to start looking, so he was just strolling around, looking for places he could infiltrate.
Then he saw this girl feeding the seals. Five of them all around you.
He couldn’t hold back a chuckle when he saw you doing this weird dance and the seals mimicking you.
You heard him chuckle and quickly turned around, looking straight at him and blushing. How… adorable!
“Hi! Can I help you?” “Oh… I’m… I’m from supervision, they sent me… to supervise?” WTF? He usually comes up with good stories, why couldn’t he lie properly staring at your curious face?
“So, uhm… about the seals. Are they getting the right treatment?” and you suddenly started talking about their feeding, their meds, even some biology jargons, it looked nothing like the girl who blushed before noticing she was being observed.
“Do you… like working here?” “Well, I… I’m a little worried about the new administration, but sure. I love this so much!” you eyes gleamed. Shit! Now he was the one blushing.
“About the new administration…” “I shouldn’t probably talk about this. Be careful on what you write on your report.” were you… worried for him? You didn’t even know him!
He knew he shouldn’t, but he really wanted to catch at least your name. Hell, now he was worried for you working for thugs! Was there nothing he could do to protect you?
Well, after the background check, he took the liberty to send your resumé to another aquarium, one with honest administrators. You didn’t remember sending any resumé to that place, so you knew it could only be his doing. Yes, even pushing you away like this at Rika’s apartment, you knew how much he cared about you…
He heard about the ice cream they were selling at this aquarium
But the restaurant there would open a little later, ugh… crap!
Well, since he’s here, why not take a look at what these children are making such a fuss about?
Then he sees you explaining to the kids about the starfishes and other animals at these interactive tanks.
“Be gentle, guys! Though it doesn’t show, they can feel everything!” he could see you were trying to be nice to the children, but you were more concerned about the animals.
“Yay! Now let’s take a look at the turtles?” they ran away from the tank.
“Why do they let animals like this for these brats to touch it?” “Well, it’s a… sensorial experience or… some bullshit like this.” Oh! Did you just swear? How feisty! “If you ask me, I think this is ridiculous and just stresses the animals, but… I don’t make the rules.”
“So why do you follow them?” “Well, isn’t it how society works?”
“What if there’s a place you don’t need to follow those rules?” “Well, this sound very utopic, but… I think it would be nice to me…and to the animals…”
Well, he couldn’t do much about the animals, but about you… did he just find his target to help him destroy RFA?
Yes, as he managed to hack into your phone, he knew! You were perfect to be taken to paradise!
He felt really inspired to take some pictures of this wonderful place with such wonderful creatures.
Well, he didn’t expect the most wondeful one to be a human.
He took pictures of this diver moving with the rays like they were all floating, it was amazing!
“My camera loves you… miss.” he took the initiative to talk to you when you came down, you looked puzzled, so he showed you the pictures.
“Oh, the rays are the fotogenic ones, actually.” “Yes, they move beautifully, it’s a shame I can’t really capture the whole movement of them.”
“Dude, are you kidding me? Look at this! You can feel the motion! It’s amazing! You’re… amazing!” and you blushed, he smiled softly, you were even more charming like this.
“Thank you, I’m just really lucky that sometimes I find just the right model.” “Oh yeah, the rays are great models!” he laughed, in addition to all of that, you were still funny? You were the amazing one here.
“You’re the guy they hired to take the promo pictures?” “Oh no, I’m just doing this for fun…” “So you’re a tourist?”
“I guess you can say that. Aren’t we all tourists when it comes to getting involved with these creatures?” “I don’t feel like a tourist around them.”
“Yes, you really look like one of them, look at this, it’s almost like a mermaid.” you blush furiously, and he grins, you’re definitely enchanting as a mermaid, at least.
He could talk to you all day if you let him, but then you got a call and ran without even saying goodbye. Well, maybe you two could meet up again one day? Who knows?
Here's a thought: Lance although cocky about his looks is low key self conscious of himself so Keith gives him little butterfly kisses all over while telling him why he's beautiful and special.
Lance has a strict skin care routine, and he wouldn’t let menial things like living in a ten thousand years old alien castle ruin it for him.
He’s found things that suggest alteans too care about their beauty, and skillfully used his resources to put up a fight against dry skin and dirt. The fact that he also found a literal giant bathroom full of cosmetic products inside the Castle helped, too.
Keith, actually, couldn’t care less about all that. He’ll wash himself if needed, and that’s it. But it’s nice to bathe with Lance, and to feel gentle fingers applying masks on his cheeks, touching the slope of his nose, slow and wondering, even if Lance sometimes likes to call him “greasy boy” and makes him wash his hands in weird occasions.
Lance also doesn’t talk about his problems, if he specifically doesn’t have to address them, but Keith is more observant than you’d give him credit for.
The baths are already enough of a telltale - because for all his boasting, Lance seems to be unable to look at him, keeping his mouth stretched in a big grin and his eyes downcast, his stance weirdly rigid and the pitch of his tone a little off. Only when they’re fully submerged he seems to gain back his ability to snark him to death and Keith is glad, but piqued.
He brings it up on one of the night where Lance is loose, and happy, talking a mile a minute in that chatty, endearing way of his, making every dumb topic seem vastly more interesting and exciting than it should really be. In one of their bored strolls through the Castle, they found a room with glass walls, overlooking the immensity of the universe around them, and now they come here late at night (they think it’s night, anyway) to watch the stars. It’s cheesy, but whatever.