Alex here managed to keep the weight off through college as his friends got fat, however when he hit his late 20s he relaxed a bit and slowly the needle on the scale itched upwards, going through husky now to chubby
Another suggestion from @guruthethird, one I’m amazingly happy to try. I couldn’t find some of his… dating advice, but I’m still looking for it. If you think I did okay, let me know cause I’m more than happy to voice one of my favorites from Mass Effect!
It had been four days. Four FUCKING days and she was still down with illness. Her gills dried and shriveled, fins withered. Her eyes retained a permanently glassy look and any tears or nostril-fluid she had had crusted around said orifices. Her scales itched and stung like hell, and her throat was so dry and tongue so swollen that speaking was a challenge.
She had come down with Dry Days. Not only that, but to top it off, she had the filthy human caring for her.