Chapter 18: A Special Evening

Ariel was starting to get borboletas or rather knots in her stomach she never had felt something like this before was this something that only happens to humans "Are you ready" Nakoma asked she nodded "Ok follow me" Ariel took a deep breathe it helped a little bit but the nervousness was still there she slowly walked behind her as she opened the front door "Excuse me John she's ready" she looked to see if Ariel was behind her but she wasn't when she went back into the house she found her back up agains't the mural completely Frozen - Uma Aventura Congelante "Oh come on sweetie don't be it ok come on" Nakoma gave her a smile and offered her hand Ariel gratefully took it giving her a smile back as she lead her outside with her head down.
As soon as she looked up she saw John's smiling face all her nerves went away as he walked toward placing his hands in hers "You look beautiful" giving her a kiss on the cheek he turned to Nakoma "Thank you for helping get her ready", "It was my please John sir she's such a sweet girl", "That she is please let one of my men escort you back to your village", "Thank you kindly John but I can find my way back" "Are you sure it would be a comfort to the both of us knowing that you made it back safely" John replied turning to Ariel she nodded in agreement "Very well" said Nakoma "If it would make things easier for the both of you", "Wonderful Lon would you please escort Ms. Nakoma back to her village oh but why me I wanted to meet that pretty girl of yours John", "She'll still be here when you get back you half-wit" said Ben "But but...", "Get goin the sooner you leave the sooner you get back" Ariel couldn't help but giggle and neither could John "Haha on segundo thought Ben why don't you go with him", "You mean you want me to tag along with that loon? he's a big lad he can take care of himself", "No I can't I'd feel much better if I had a buddy buddy", "NO WAY I'M NOT MISSIN THE CHANCE TO MEET THIS GIRL ITHER", "She will be here when you both get back now I believe I gave you both an order",
"Yes Smith" Ben and Lon said together "Come on you we have a job to why do you always have to drag me along hey", "Oh Ben come on you know there's no one you'd rather do a mission with", "Oh hush you Twit."

"Haha oh those two I've never had finer men you learn to get use to them please have a seat" John led her over to the fogo and helped her sit down on one of the logs then came and sat seguinte to her "There we are here let me get you something to eat all we have is biscuits, beans, and milho that Nakoma's people gave to us I know its not much but its all we have I hope that's alright" Ariel nodded she didn't mind at all.
"Oh where are my manners Thomas this is Ariel she's going to staying with us for a while" John said as he was getting her a plate of comida placing it on her lap along with a fork "It's a pleasure Ms. Ariel" said Thomas as Ben and Lon were coming back "Where's the grub man I'm starvin" said Ben "Me to" said Lon "Well John Nakoma made it back to her village safely just like you asked", "Good Ben job well done you two", "Thanks Smith" they both replied.
Ariel handed them both a plate and a fork "Why thank you miss", "Yes thanks um what is your name my dear", "Oh I'm afraid her she can't talk her name is Ariel" John replied "Can't talk how did she have her tongue cut out of something?" Ben asked Ariel nodded no "Well then maybe if has something to do with her pipes oi I don't know maybe they were stolen or something pssh like that's possible" , "So Smith if the girl can't talk how do you know her name" asked Lon "Just a lucky guess" he said winking at Ariel "Ah well she certainly is a lovely one you did good Smith" "Thank you Lon" he said and Ariel bowed her head a little as a way of saying thank you Lon smiled back at her.

Ariel was about to start eating when she noticed the fork she remembered that scuttle had told her it was called a dinglehopper and humans used them to comb their hair she grabbed it excited and started running it through her hair when she noticed that everyone was staring at her strangely she immediately put it down and was ashamed when Lon and Ben started laughing "Haha well that's new one oi Lon", "Haha oi Ben would you mind helping use my fork to comb through my lovely locks haha", "Why of course Lon what's a pal for oi haha" John could tell that Ariel was embarrassed she didn't mean to act so foolish she completely forgot what they were used for it had been so long since she dinned with humans he was just about to say something when she started to laugh with them now that she thought about it it was kind of silly soon everyone was laughing it made John feel good seeing his men having a good time it had been a long hard couple of weeks for all of them.
"Haha here you Ariel" John said handing her a new fork so she didn't have to use the one with her hair on it she took it from him and mouth thank you and started eating and found that comida was actually quite delicious it was new texture and taste that she had never experienced before it was better than eating seafood and crustaceans for sure but what she enjoyed most was listening to the conversations as they ate hearing about all their families and adventures they had especially when they talked about going to Virginia just last ano together and meeting Pocahontas. Ariel remembered when she first heard about her the night she saved John from drowning and how sad he was then but now when he talked about her all she could see was happiness it made her happy to knowing that she helped in some way to help him let go of his past and knew he would never forget her just like she would never forget Eric he would always have a special place in her coração forever.

Once everyone was done with jantar the men started to play música with the musical instruments they'd brought with them the música was so beautiful that it made Ariel want to dance Thomas was the first one to ask her followed por Ben and Lon until there was only one left "May I have this dance" John asked Ariel nodded with a smile on her face he took her hand and placed the other around her waist while they played soft música to create a romantic mood.
It seemed as if they were the only two people in the whole world as they glided across the camp ground coming in and out of spins and as he lifted Ariel they're eyes never left each other amor was starting to form the men were so glad to see John so happy he deserved it after all that he had been through and they wanted nothing mais him than to find his true love. As the música was coming to an end they both stopped and just gazed into each other's eyes for a moment "Your a wonderful dancer Ariel thank you for dancing with me" she smiled at him and mouth your welcome she was getting quite tired he could tell instantly "You should get some rest I'll be right back men" John walked her back to the cabine "I hope this evening was pleasant enough for you I wanted to make it as special as I could" you did she mouthed he smiled again "Well you should get some sleep you can sleep here tonight my tent is over there if you need anything goodnight Ariel" goodnight she mouthed.

Ariel went inside and changed into a rosa, -de-rosa nightgown that was left out on the cama she figured it also belonged to John's mother also but she didn't mind and went over to the window to watch John a little while longer he waved to her and she waved back with a smile on her face. Grabbing her fork from jantar she brushed it through her hair and set it on the night stand climbing into the cama everything was so comfy and soft just like a sea sponge she pulled the covers over her and blew out the candle as soon as her eyes closed she replayed everything that happened that night in her mind dreaming of her special dance with John.