Her sweet smile spoke volumes. His cheeks flamed a light shade of magenta as his pale blue orbs gazed back at her. The feeling of her petite hand clasping into his large one sent tingles down his spine. Over the years, he has held various maiden’s hands due to the princely protocol. He never felt a certain spark surge through him the way he felt with this mute maiden. He gulped, blinking a few times with his eyes still locked onto her.
”Well, off we go then!” he sounded off cheerfully, a wide smile brimming on the corners of his lips. The sailor prince lead he down the ivory palace steps. “You excited?” he questioned after a brief moment of silence. His head swiveled behind, a light smirk playing on his lips. Boy, was she a beauty.
Eric released the grip on her hand and strode over to the white steed saddled in front of the carriage. He tugged on the clasps, making sure that they were tight enough. The mighty horse whinnied, slapping a hoof on the dirt. A hearty chuckle escaped his lips, patting him on the side. “It’s okay, Trooper.” he calmed the valiant steed. His eyes wandered over to the red- headed maiden, a warm smile gracing his lips. “This is Trooper.” he introduced, nudging his head in Trooper’s direction. “He’s a real calm horse.” he assured her, defensively waving his hands. “Wanna meet him?”
Ariel had to bite her lip to keep herself from giggling silently over Eric’s boyish demeanor. He seemed… nervous. Maybe he hadn’t given anyone a tour recently? Maybe he was worried he wouldn’t remember everything? Or maybe… maybe he was nervous… because of her? No way, I’ve only known him for a day. The redhead rolled her eyes to herself as she simultaneously brushed her bangs back from her forehead casually.
Taking a step towards Eric, Ariel directed her attention to the large creature the carriage was attached to. Of course, she had never seen it before, but something about it reminded her of something else… What was it? As she watched the animal and tried to sift through her thoughts, Eric mentioned the word “horse,” and suddenly, it clicked. Horse! That’s what it looks like! A seahorse! Like Stormy! Remembering the purple seahorse from her youth, Ariel drew the comparison and smiled, extending her hand to pet the animal. When it nudged and licked her hand, Ariel giggled silently and took another step back.
After taking a breath, Ariel’s face lit up with a grin, and she skipped back Eric to board the carriage. Once seated, she nodded towards the seat next to her and patted it, inviting Eric to sit next to her.
As you all know, I’ve been way less than active in the past months. My real life has become filled with things that are more important than roleplaying, and due to that I have both not been able to come on and also have significantly lost my muse for Ariel.
I’m starting college this fall and majoring in speech pathology, which isn’t exactly an easy major. Considering I wasn’t really able to keep up with Ariel in my senior year of high school, I know there’s no way I’m going to be able to keep up with her during college. The fact that my desire to write for her is scarcely present doesn’t help, either.
So this is what I’m going to do, and I’m going to talk to my Eric partner about it as well because she is the only reason I haven’t quit altogether. I plan to do my best to finish the movie threads I’m in the middle of right now with Eric. We started those and they were pretty quality, so I want to at least finish those. I can’t promise I’ll be able to do it, though, because I tried replying the other day and I couldn’t get past the first sentence. But I will try. After I finish these threads, I plan to retire Ariel fully. Her blog will not be deleted.
To everyone who has sent me such kind messages complimenting my roleplaying, I’m truly sorry to post this message. Roleplaying Ariel for the past year and a half has been such an honor, and with the amount of character development I’ve done with her since then, she will always hold a special place in my heart. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll come back, but that’s not very likely.
So for the time we have left, let’s all try to enjoy the last few threads this blog will have. Thank you for all of the support. I really appreciate all of you.
Musical Numbers in Disney's The Little Mermaid