I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
Eric’s embrace relaxed Ariel, if only for a moment. It was a silent reminder that everything was going to be okay, despite Ariel’s worries. She knew that by this, he was telling her wordlessly that he loved her, that she could do this.
When she heard Melody coming back into the hall, Ariel smiled softly at the sight of their not-so-little girl. Immediately, however, the nerves came back again. She took a deep breath, squeezing Eric’s hand before releasing it to go speak with Melody. She knew that Eric wanted her to break the news to their daughter.
Walking over to their confused daughter, the redhead lowered herself to Melody, taking her hands. “Melody, sweetie, we have something we want to tell you, okay? It’s a very, very good thing, and we hope you’re just as happy about it as your father and I are.” She glanced back at Eric, biting her lip, then turned back to look Melody in the eyes. “Melody, you’re going to be a big sister.” As she said it, the princess tried to keep her voice steady, attempting to show Melody how excited she really was, though at the moment her nervousness was taking over that excitement. She glanced up at Grimsby as well, letting him know she was speaking to him, as well.
Eric nodded slightly in affirmation to Ariel’s subtle give away to the news, unable to refrain from revealing a dimpled smile. “It’s true.” he confirmed, with a simple shrug of his shoulders. A lighthearted chuckle escaped effortlessly as he made eye contact with his daughter. “There’s gonna be another member in the family.” He informed, feeling his lips curling into a even wider grin. To finally be able to tell his family the exciting news felt so relieving. Another breathless laugh emitted in the room before he peered at his adviser’s reaction.
Grimsby’s face was etched between a mix of shock and delight. The aged man blinked numerous times, as if taking time to soak in the information. Slowly, but surly, a jovial smile graced his thin lips. Little spurts of laughter echoed through out the dining room. Grimsby reached out and patted the sailor prince on the shoulder. “Congratulations, to the both of you!” he exclaimed through his high sprung laughter. Eric warmly shook his trusted adviser’s hand, equally as thrilled as the fragile man before him.
”Thanks, Grim” the sailor prince commented with a gentle nod of his head. With the exact same dimpled smile still plastered on his features, he focused his attention on his daughter. “So, Melly,” he started, leaning forward and clasping his hands together on the oak table. “what do you think?”
((Due to Melody’s hiatus, Eric and I are continuing this thread since it needs to be finished up soon, considering Ariel is due in 2 months. We’ve already messaged Melody regarding this.))
Melody gasped, looking back and forth from her father and mother. “Really!? Really!?!” she squealed. Ariel laughed, a wave of relief washing over her as she mentally and physically relaxed, giggling as her daughter embraced her. Melody then ran over to Eric and hugged him, exclaiming, “I gotta go tell Tip and Dash!” With that, she raced out of the palace, heading down to the beach yet again.
Ariel sighed and stood back up, walking back over to Eric and Grimsby. “Well, that went well,” she breathed, a natural smile finally appearing. She giggled and stood next to Eric again, thanking Grimsby for his well wishes. She bit her lip and glanced up at Eric, raising a brow and asking with a grin, “Well, who’s next?”
”Really.” Eric confirmed with a wide grin spreading across his handsome face. Melody’s immediate reaction soothed his anxious heart. His daughter’s jovial gestures and high pitched voice caused the sailor prince to chortle at her overall attitude. To see her this excited about the pregnancy brightened the day even more. Eric watched, with love in his eyes, Melody embrace Ariel. The land and sea princess proceeded to sway merrily over to her father and fling her arms around his shoulders. For a brief moment, his large hand latched onto her petite one and gave it a gentle squeeze.
Melody skipped away, her airy voice echoing throughout the dining hall. Grimsby, in the midst of it all, stood from his seat with a wrinkled smile. “No doubt that this new member to the family will be anything like their father.”
Eric rolled his eyes, an undeniable smirk directed straight at Grimsby. “They are just doing what they were born to do, giving their adviser’s a strain on their blood pressure.” he merely shrugged his broad shoulders and blinked wittily up at the again manservant. Grimsby, even though the evident smile deceived his defensive attitude, rolled his eyes and shuffled away.
“That went very well, if I do say so myself.” Eric breathed heavily, massaging the his temples. “Who is next on the list?” he questioned out loud, closing his eyes and divulging into thought. Informing the kingdom should be the last, he mused. He had a few of his family members that should know, but there is no rush to tell. “I think we should go down to the beach and tell your sisters and father.” he suggested, his eyes linking up to Ariel’s for a reply.
this is so terrifying. like this is my worst fear ever, sinking into the darkness and being surrounded by the unknown.
idk i just love this
Idk I’m reblogging this again because I fucking love this so much
After seeing thedisneyhipster’s request for a pink dressed Ariel and this picture on my dash, I decided to combine the two!
Image courtesy of Visions Fantastic