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So, anyone drop over in surprise? It's only been something like 6 years that Chibi has been on hold, or as I like to call it 'languishing in the pits of writers' block'. ^__^ I guess I'll find out how this goes over, won't I?

^___^





Chibi Problem — Part 33



So, a barbecue at the beach. Surrounded by tanned, toned and muscular bodies.

What was I thinking?

Last time I owned a bathing suit... was a damn long time ago. I don’t know how to swim. I grew up before every other house had a pool, and my parents weren’t big on the beach. They were from the generation that still shunned public pools as hotbeds of polio and other nasty afflictions, so I never learned to swim. I tried, during college, and discovered that I cannot open my eyes underwater, even with goggles on, and I am easily disoriented. Since I don’t live anywhere that I might be called upon to swim in an emergency, I figured ‘screw it’, and found another hobby.

Nevertheless, BabyDoll and I went shopping for a bathing suit. I opted to try some of the beach shops; they sometimes have styles and/or options for people who are somewhat non-standard. I’m not grossly overweight, but neither am I a size 3 hard-body. Think... Wonder Woman, after she’s let herself go for few years...

BabyDoll sat on my shoulder, chattering excitedly as we roamed the shops. I tried on more swimsuits in five hours than I’ve ever tried on in my life. BabyDoll perched on hooks or sprawled on benches in various dressing rooms and thrummed or hissed his opinions. He fluttered up to stand on my shoulder and looked down at my butt and shook his head. He covered his eyes and gulped. He covered his mouth and giggled.

I stared into mirrors and wondered if it was too late to sue my parents for lumpy genes.

I finally settled on a tank top and a skirt sort of thing. It fit reasonably well; the bright tropical print camouflaged my... imperfections, and it didn’t look too unfashionable. And BabyDoll hadn’t made any gagging noises when I tried it on.

I paid for the damn thing and we took it home, where I was obliged to model it for the rest of the gundam and Ruthie’s Chibis. Quite a lot of ooohing and aaahing went on among them, but all I could think of was “Holy shit. I have a *date*.”

A date, at my age. Holy fucking crap. I thought I was over all this when I was twenty.

We managed to get through that week on autopilot, I think. BabyDoll spent a great deal of time with his chibits and with the other duos. That alone made me a bit suspicious.

Date: 2016-02-07 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rurounitriv.livejournal.com

Wow, more Chibi! And well do I know the perils of the swimwear department, bleah.

Date: 2016-02-13 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
I was beginning to think my hamsters and plot bunnies had all moved to Narnia. Won't guarantee anything, but we may be back on track. ^__^

Why do dressing rooms have either a single mirror or a whole array of funhouse mirrors? =P

Date: 2016-02-07 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pellsfan.livejournal.com
The thought of Babydoll checking out her butt and offering his 'opinions' about the suits is hilarious. So glad to see this.

Date: 2016-02-13 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
He'd best watch how he expresses those opinions; bathing suit shopping is a very dangerous activity. ^__^

Date: 2016-02-10 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingel.livejournal.com
You updated this story!!! :-D
It's one of my favorite stories! It's wonderful to see that it's still going on! :nods:
I've reread everything and now I'm thoroughly in Chibi mood! I like "Mommy" and the mix of competent, socially awkward, hardass and soft-hearted that she is. I can so picture her as a real person! This chapter adds a few things and I can "see" her even better. And BabyDoll covering his eyes and giggling! You meanie! (not really!)
I also love that you tagged this with chibi033 - the 0 lets me hope that you're planning looots of new chapters! But don't feel pressured! I'm patient. I can wait for years for more updates (not that I want to) and in the meantime I'll just stalk your LJ ;-)
Hugs, tingel

Date: 2016-02-13 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Thanks! I know it's been forever, but I am crossing my fingers that it will flow more smoothly now.

If I can actually get this thing as far as my imagination wants to go, yeah, we'll be into triple digits. ^___^

Date: 2016-02-11 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shini-tenshi.livejournal.com
This is a delightful surprise and great~

Date: 2016-02-13 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
I am glad it pleases! ^__^ Been way too long, I know.

Date: 2016-02-12 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
Bathing suit. *laughs hysterically* Yeah... that would be maybe something with the little butt coverage and than a REEEEALLY big, over-sized t-shirt over the whole dang thing. LOL
Babydoll is too darn funny. Whole new level to 'does this make my butt look big?' And yay, new part! =D

Date: 2016-02-13 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
I wish! The pool here does not allow any street clothes in the pool of spa, so no t-shirt. >.< Then again, that's what tanks and board shorts are for.

So far, the little devil has been diplomatic; we'll see how long that lasts. ^__~

Date: 2016-02-19 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ae-mouse.livejournal.com
WooHoo! More of one of my favorite stories! I love the way you give Babydoll so much personality! For me, I've found some swimsuits that have attached skirts. They cover me to mid thigh.

Date: 2016-02-21 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
I can't take credit for BabyDoll's personality - that's all his!

I tried the attached skirts, but... well... they did nothing for me. Maybe because I'm tall? Board shorts for the win! ^___^

Date: 2016-06-28 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] epona34.livejournal.com
Hello. Glad to see you update your chibi fic. It's one of my favorite.

By the way, I wanted to read it once more but I can't seem to find where it's archived. Could you give me a link please ?

Thanks in advance.

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