Still in the Friend Zone"What are you trying to figure out?" Garrus asked as he saw the look of concentration on Shepard's face. He'd seen it all too often on the battlefield, but rarely when they were just talking.Still in the Friend Zone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"How did you...?" She asked before smiling and shaking her head. "It's nothing... just wondering something..." She trailed off, returning to her drink. He followed her gaze to find that she had been looking at the turian and quarian couple who were still at the bar, just as they were.
"What?" He asked and she sighed, still smiling and shaking her head.
"Doesn't matter..." She muttered and he nudged her shoulder with his own.
"Come on." He said and she sighed.
"I was just... wondering about them again..." She admitted and Garrus raised a brow plate.
"Wasn't the point of this to get your mind off romance?" He asked and she sighed.
"I guess... I was just... Never mind." She said, shaking her head again.
"Okay, now I'm officially curious." He said and she downed her drink before continuing.
"I was jus
Ep 7- High School DaysEpisode seven- high school daysEp 7- High School Days6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Do you remember when we used to be normal? Mike asked Billie Joe.
Billie Joe looked at Mike and said with complete honesty, Weve never been normal Mike.
Mike sighed, Well do you remember when we were more normal than we are now?
Billie thought about this for a moment then replied, I think the day we changed from weirdos to freaks was the day we met Tré.
Mike nodded in agreement. I think youre right... He sighed, That was a tough day.
BEGIN FLASHBACK OF EPICNESS!!
Afternoon classes dragged on as they usually did for Billie. He sat in math class, or was it geography? He was too busy doodling on his arm to notice.
He was just about adding the finishing touches to a heart-shaped grenade on his arm, which was accompanied by a missile with the word Dookie on it. Mike was sitting at his desk next to Billie, twanging a ruler on the edge of the desk.
I'd Like Food, Please [RomanoXReader]Romano really didn't like Italy all that much. So what could be worse than having him over for a visit? Having two Italies over for a visit, of course! His 'idiot brother' had insisted on bringing his friend as well. It was easy to see why he liked her. The woman was just like him, minus the pasta obsession.I'd Like Food, Please [RomanoXReader]3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Romano had sent his little brother upstairs to ask their guest what she would like for dinner, after Italy had suggested they eat pasta for the sixth night in a row. Not that he minded pasta of course. And he certainly didn't mind what she thought! He just felt that a change would be good. Yeah...that was it.
Speaking of which, Italy was taking an awfully long time to ask a simple question. There were two obvious explanations for this. The more probable of the two being that Italy simply forgot. You know, after getting distracted by a tear in the wallpaper or something. The other one, not as likely, but still possible, was that she started talking about something else, and BOTH of
Pinky Promises [ChibiRomanoXChild!Reader]"ROMAAAANOOO~" A cheery Spaniard yelled through the doorway of the house. "Come and meet someone!"Pinky Promises [ChibiRomanoXChild!Reader]3 years ago in Humor More Like This
The little Italian muttered various curses as he stumbled down the winding staircase, finding it difficult to move around in the dress he was forced to wear, before finally faceplanting at he bottom. After he picked himself up and dusted himself off, he turned to glare at his tanned caretaker. "What do you want, bastardo?"
Spain pouted slightly. "Language, Romano!" The pout faded as quickly as it had come. "Look who I brought home!"
Romano blinked. "I don't see anyone."
"...What?" He looked behind him, and then reached behind the doorway. "Come here, niña!"
He pulled you out of your hiding place. You nervously looked down at the floor, wondering what on earth these people were saying. You
honestly couldn't understand a word of their language!
"Remember that little island kingdom I told you about?" Spain continued, "Well, this is her!" He finished, somewhat lamely, and flashed his tra
GilbertxReader: Breathless - Chapter OneGilbertxReader: Breathless - Chapter One3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Click clack click clack...
With every step the heels of my pumps smacked against the gritty pavement.
The somber gray veil of clouds drifting over the hazy city was an omnipresent reminder of the approaching rain. The mass of people I was pushing against felt the same way; they were all clad in coats, hats, and umbrellas. I gritted my teeth and tugged my own trench coat tighter against my body at the thought. Towering skyscrapers, so tall they seemed to curve in on me, shadowed my path towards the subway.
I bumped into a stout man cloaked in a charcoal jacket and fedora, muttering a small sorry. He didn't even bother to peer up; he grunted indifferently and continued on his way.
I sighed deeply. It seemed my existence was as infinitesimal here as it was back home.
I felt a droplet of water land upon my hatted head. I looked up at the cloudy origin of the splash. Almost instantly there were thousands that followed in it's wake. 
I came upon the terminal that I was look
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"Mademoiselle, if you keep moo-ving, I can't accurately take your measure-ments," the seamstress said in exasperation as she lifted the princess's arm for the umpteenth time from its slumped position. Ariel tried her best to keep her arms straight and her back rigid, but ever since she had been dragged from Jim she felt like huddling in a corner and crying. The brunette, short from Ariel's perspective from the two-foot-tall podium. lowered her tape measure and looked into her client's face. She gave the lovesick girl a small smile. "I know eet must be scary, being zo helpless and zo far away from home, but--" the woman, only a couple years Ariel's senior, sighed and wrapped the measuring tape around the teenager's tiny waist. "-- once you marry ze prince, he'll be sure to alert your family, even get ze finest physicians to treat your voice."
Ariel nodded, but her arms slumped again, and the dress maker put the measuring tape away in resig
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Jim clambered to his feet and hobbled to the window, gripping the windowsill despite the jagged glass which cut his hands.
"What were you thinking?!" He shrieked at the duchess, who also looked out the window to see if her victim resurfaced. She looked over at Jim, her chocolate brown eyes cold.
"I was fulfilling my side of a bargain."
"What-- never mind." Jim pushed off the windowsill and turned away from Sable. "If you thought this would. in some way, make me like you..." The sailor leaned on the tables around him as he limped over to the pantry. "...you are mistaken. Severely. Let me-- put things in perspective for you." Jim opened the door to the kitchen closet with a heave and dragged out a long package from within. "If everyone on Earth were killed by an asteroid and you and I were the last two people on the planet, I would still die a virgin." He unwrapped the package to reveal a long, flat piece of machinery. "Someth
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"Aryal? Aryal, knock twice if yoo con hea me!" Sebastian said from the other side of the locked doors. Ariel lunged at the door from her place on the floor and knocked hastily. "Okay, okay, I kno de-- repercussions hea." The crab reassured. "I will go try to fine' dat-- Jim boy. But I'm not makin'-- any promises. Dis place is huge, and I-- took quite a blow to de shell in dat catfish fight." There was a pause, and Ariel bit her nails in guilt. She was always involving Sebastian and Flounder in her schemes, and nine times out of ten they ended up in danger. Why did everything she attempt end in someone getting hurt? She remembered Jim's face at breakfast that morning, and tears welled in her eyes.
"Yoo-- did try hard, chile'." Sebastian said finally. "I'm so proud of yoo." Faint scuttling sounds permeated the wood as the crustacean hurried off.
The ex-mermaid sat in the dark for a few minutes, as numb as the darkness around her. She
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"You don't look so hot." The blond merman commented upon seeing his friend.
Ariel and Flounder met with Urchin in one of the smaller conference rooms in the palace. He motioned her into a seat. "I came by to deliver your--uh-- package. Is something wrong?"
"I've been and done the whole human shtick, Urchin," Ariel confessed.
With a bit of prompting, she went on to tell him the whole story.
"So you had the whole thing in the bag, and then you gave it all up for some alien?" Urchin guffawed, sitting back in his chair. "I gotta tell ya, I'm sort of mad at you right now. I mean, do you plan to have all the cool adventures without me?"
Ariel looked down at your lap. "I--I'm sorry." Urchin bit his lip and started to say something, then she continued. "Anyway, you can keep the stuff. I'm not turning human again without my father's permission."
"So-- what about your lover? You're just giving up?"
Ariel scowled at him.
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From that night on the two teenagers were inseparable, having picnic lunches on the beach, going for swims, and watching the stars. However, Jim would not allow kissing, or many displays of affection at all.
"I want to spend time with you, but we can't kid ourselves." He said maturely when she pouted at his rejection. "I'm leaving, and that will be the end of any romantic relationship we have. I want to spend this limited time with you without all the emotional baggage that comes with tragic love."
"You're not very romantic, you know that?" Ariel growled. She drew random circles in the sand with her fingers for a while in silence before saying in an offhanded manner, "But you still-- like like me, right?"
Jim blushed, a bit irked by her juvenile yet entirely charming behavior. "What do you think?"
A couple days later, they attended Prince Eric's wedding.
Eric and Jeanette had a modest yet be
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Eric called for order, and all of the nobles gathered in groups of eight and ten around dainty tables set with fragile china, tiny pastries, and tea sandwiches. Jim and Sable sat at the prince's table, since Jim was the guest of honor, alongside Grimsby, a couple of Eric's close friends, and Captain Harris. Ariel was situated between Grimsby and Eric, with Jim across the table from her. She tried to catch his eye as Eric greeted everyone and encouraged them to help themselves, but he refused to meet her gaze. Ariel finally hung her head, looking blankly into her lap in dejection, until the server asked the prince, "Coffee or tea, sire?"
"Tea, please." Eric smiled at the middle aged servant. The man filled the prince's cup, bowed, then crossed over behind Ariel and began to pour her tea as well. The redhead shook her head frantically and covered her cup with both her hands.
"Ariel?" Eric queried, his cup halfway to his lips.
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Sebastian swam frantically away from the palace, running into Flounder on his way to the wedding ship.
"Sebastian?" He asked tentatively. He'd never seen the crab so undone. "Are you o-okay?"
"No ah am not okay!" The composer yelled, trying to push past the fish. "Ah need to see de space boy post haste! Dere ees trouble unda da sea an' we need all de help we cahn get!"
Flounder and Sebastian both swam to the surface together in search of the spacer.
He was easier to find than they expected: he was already on the water in a dinghy, rowing next to the large wedding barge.
"Jim!" Sebastian yelled, standing on Flounder's head and waving his claws. "Jim, mah boy!"
They were still at a distance, but Jim heard his name and looked out to sea quizzically.
"Keep swimming, Flounda," the composer ordered, crouching to stay balanced. "Dis is of de upmos--"
"I know!" Flounder countered, driving forward even harder as the sky grew cloudier. He was afrai
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Ariel stumbled off of the solar surfer still laughing, squealing when her knees buckled beneath her and she fell onto the cool sand. She turned over, kicking her feet as she giggled.
'Are my legs supposed to feel like jellyfish after riding on a surfer?' She asked. The moon was bright enough for them to see, and he smiled at her naivete.
"Yeah, it's fine," he said, rubbing his casted leg absently. He had forgotten all about it when they were in the air, and he was in too good of a mood to pay attention to the ache now. "Like finding your land legs after being on a ship for a time."
His companion nodded hesitantly, then directed her attention to the surfer again.
'But it's really a marvelous contraption. How come other people in the town don't have those?' Jim jumped, his mind scrambling to find an answer.
"Well--" he hummed, "this is-- just a test model. To-- see if it's safe." He gave the sail a good-job pat. "Yup-- seems pretty stable."
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The council was set up on a long table on the beach, one end reaching a good five feet past the surf so the mer-guests could take their places at the table. Besides King Triton and Ariel, there were six humans in attendance: the queen, Eric, Captain Harris, and the ministers of agriculture, defense, and war. The peace meeting went relatively well, considering this was the first formal meeting ever between human and merfolk, though it almost came to blows once when the humans brought up oceanic fishing rights. However, with Ariel's help, the squabble was soon rectified. By the end of the four-hour meeting, the two countries had laid out a suitable compromise. Atlantica would aid Guilder in defensive wars, as long as Guilder did not draw its fish supply from the sea. Also, there would be no use of magic to sink Guilder's ships and bring about storms, and the humans were forbidden from emptying their waste into the ocean. Breaches in this de
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"It won't open." Ariel heard Jim say from the other side of her prison door.
'No!' She screamed desperately. 'No, no, no! Jim!' She beat the door with her good hand as the door shook from Jim's attempts on the other side.
'Jim! I can't go on without seeing you again!' Ariel yelled as she hit the wood, her hand bleeding and her right shoulder aching. 'If you get me out of here, I'll follow you anywhere! I'll escape Ursula as soon as I can, kill her if I have to, just to be with you. I'm sorry for lying and causing you trouble, but I hope you know I'd face down a hundred sea witches and start a million bar fights to be with you!' Ariel backed up, gripping her right arm, and made ready to charge the door.
The spacer tried in vain to pry the door open, but whatever he tried, it wouldn't budge. He even tried standing for more leverage.
"Well, you should take into account that you have been running around the castle all
Landlocked 49- The EndLandlocked 49- The End5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Flounder found Ariel in their old grotto, half-heartedly modeling the modified blue gown in front of a large, broken mirror.
"It looks good on you," the fish offered, pressing his head beneath her hand. Ariel didn't reply, and an awkward silence settled over the two friends. "Soooo," Flounder awkwardly continued, "how did your date with Jim go yesterday?"
The mermaid caught her breath. "It was-- nice--" Ariel tensed, then sighed, unable to keep anything from her longtime friend. "He's-- leaving. Tomorrow. He wants me to wear this dress to see him off." She turned away from the mirror as if repulsed by her reflection. "He wants me to look happy while he abandons me."
"Oh Ariel, he's not abandoning you, he's just--" Flounder searched for the right words, then settled for the obvious "--going home."
"Yeah, well," Ariel pulled the gown over her head and let it fall to the ocean floor, "I'm not sure what home is anymore."
Flounder frowned slightly. "Well,
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Prince Eric took his place in front of the assembly, his knees trembling as the guests finished situating themselves and focusing their attention on him.
Even the queen-- my mother-- showed up, he thought nervously, nodding slightly at the middle-aged, auburn haired woman smiling at him. I haven't seen her in nearly two years, due to trouble in the North. She hasn't met Ariel yet. What if she disapproves? What if--
Grimsby, noticing his master's discomfort, lay a hand on the heir's shoulder.
"Everything will go swimmingly, I'm sure, Your Highness." The butler reassured. "Do not focus on the crowd, all that matters is--"
The processional music started, drowning out the best man's words. But Eric would not have heard his butler. His heart pounded in his ears as the doors to the captain's quarters opened and the woman of his dreams walked out.
She was so beautiful Jim thought his broken heart would fall out of his chest. Her dress was pure white, sparkling in the evening sun and making he
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Ariel took Urchins request like a blast of cold air to the face. Refreshing, relieving, yet--
Why? Ariel asked, shaking the shock from her mind. Urchin laughed his beautiful laugh.
Take a look around, he said. I live in a hovel, confined to the ocean that everyone knows. Nowhere to go, nowhere to call my own. Everyone here knows my past and they treat me different for it. I want a clean slate, Ariel, and new things. Like you.
Ariel sat back, thinking this over.
Theres no way I can say no without sounding like a hypocrite, she mused aloud.
Of course, Urchin smiled. I planned it that way.
Have you thought this out? She asked, trying to be mature.
Have you? H countered. The excuses you gave me earlier were just that: excuses. If we go to the surface, theres no coming back, not even for a visit. Youre to important. You
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Ariel followed the brunette down multiple hallways and staircases, looking for anything familiar but not wanting to question her daunting guide. Soon, however, the ex-mermaid noticed the windows they passed were smaller and not as extravagant, less tapestries hung from the walls, and the paint was more chipped and faded. Ariel's gut began to churn; her hunch had been right. This girl, whoever she was, was not taking her to J-- to the prince.
"You really are a foreigner, huh?" The girl said, her voice cold enough to raise goosebumps on Ariel's exposed skin. "To not know who I am-- everyone, from this area at least, knows who I am." The other girl stopped abruptly, turning on a high heel to face her guest. "Well, I know who you are. You're the tramp who is low enough to move in on my man while I'm away."
Ariel's eyes narrowed in confusion, and she shook her head to jog her memory. The only name she could come up with was;
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Ariel sobbed as she stroked her father's weedy form. 'Daddy.'
Jim was having problems of his own. The bubble around his head, not longer sustained by Triton's magic, had popped, leaving him only breaths left before he had to surface. He was about to swim for air when he saw Ariel's face change from regretful to vengeful, her fingers curled into claws. 'You monster!' She tried to scream and swam at the witch, who had her back to them. The spacer waved frantically toward the surface as Ariel grabbed at the witch's face angrily.
"Don't fool with me, you little brat!" Ursula screeched, throwing the princess against a boulder. Jim swam in vain to his mermaid's aid, the sea witch snarling dangerously with the trident pointed at Ariel's chest. "Contract or no con--"
Then, out of nowhere, a harpoon grazed Ursula's shoulder and lodged itself in the sand. She yowled in pain then looked about angrily to see who the culprit mi
Landlocked 27 Ariel fidgeted restlessly on the beach as she waited for Jim to return. She was slightly worried because she doubted Jim could do much without her help. But he insisted, so she complied. Flounder was the first to appear.Landlocked 276 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
How was shopping today Ariel? He asked enthusiastically. Oh, is that the dress you got? Ariel grinned, twirling and dancing to her friends approval. She explained with great fervor the whole day, including how Jim had bought her the blue gown as a surprise, the Blue Lagoon, even the fish-shaped dessert. By the end of her tale, Scuttle and Sebastian had also arrived. The seagull cawed, amused.
Sounds like that Jim kid as the hots fer you! He crowed, elbowing her good-naturedly.
Ariel started and her chest clenched. The hots--
Ya know, hes in lo-ove! Scuttle laughed like this was hilariously ridiculous.
What do you mean, in love?
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The trip back to the villa was consensual after the shirt affair, and relatively uneventful.
Jim had Max fetch his crutches and, finding that his new houseguest was also a bit wobbly, lent her one. After managing to steady each other by putting one arm around the others neck, they began the small adventure of staying aloft and walking simultaneously. In the end, it took them about thirty minutes to walk the one hundred meters to the summer home.
Immediately upon crossing the threshold, Ariel was entranced with the dwelling. It was quaint and bright, with glass French doors and lots of windows. There was a decorative fireplace surrounded by creamy leather furniture in the living room near the spacious kitchen (it was Chef Louies villa, after all). Having finally gained her land legs, the new human excitedly examined every inch of her new abode, Max, who thought she was looking for tasty leftovers, following eagerly behind her.
Gravity Falls: Wish You Were Here FINALEToday was the day of the funeral. Stan had pre-ordered a suit, which a bit like his, just missing the fez, for Dipper to wear. He wouldn't let Dipper wear his hat, as he believed it to not to be necessary. But he at least allowed him to keep his hair styled so his birthmark was still concealed.Gravity Falls: Wish You Were Here FINALE2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Stan had also gotten Mabel a simple black dress and flat shoes, as she couldn't even wear heels that were 1/4th of an inch of the ground without falling every two seconds. Mabel had wanted to wear a black sweater she had knitted, but Stan believed it to be unnecessary, just like Dipper's hat.
Soos had shown up in a simple 3 piece suit to give the Pine's family a ride to the lake-side, where the funeral was being held. Dipper and Mabel rode in the back while Stan rode shot-gun and Soos drove. Unlike when fishing season opened, Soos was able to make it to the lake-side quicker than Stan had done, and when they made it, they discovered that basically the whole town had turned out for this.