“Keep quiet,” he snapped, looking at him irritably, then returning to gazing at the opening, an egg ready to crown already. He noticed that it was off-white with blue specks and guessed that this was one of the medium-sized eggs, just a little bigger than a duck’s egg. The man was trying to push the egg out of his hole and the tip of the egg slipped out before going back in and Joel rubbed on the rim of the hole.
Harry just nodded sleepily and fell asleep almost instantly. Severus and Draco took the twins downstairs to visit the rest of the family. Lucius just adored his granddaughter and Remus just loved his new grandson. The twins got passed around to everyone present, and of course, they immediately captivated everyone.
As soon as Naruto understood that both men had accepted his invitation, he rose slowly and placed his fox mask back over his face, moving his body in tempting movements, and Akatora answered it by lowering his mask back in place as well. Kakashi had already put his book away in his pocket.
The Syngnathidae family of fish has the unique characteristic of a highly derived form of male brood care referred to as “male pregnancy”. The family is highly diverse, containing around 300 different species of fish. Included in Syngnathidae are seahorses, the pipefish, and the weedy and leafy seadragons. The males of some of these species possess a brood pouch on the trunk or tail; in other species, the eggs are merely attached to the male’s trunk or tail when the female lays them. Although biologists’ definitions of pregnancy differ somewhat, all members of the family are considered by ichthyologists to display male pregnancy, even those without an external brood pouch.
This book is phenomenal, informative, loving and chock full of adventure. In one aspect I disagree with the author, that while each story is separate, it does help the reader to read all the previous books as each individual book brings in previous people who have a major part in the stories starting with the prequel and that way all the new readers can appreciate the author’s agility of writing and how those characters have changed throughout. Personally speaking, any book that Aiden Bates writes is of the highest caliber. I am proud to say that I have all of his books, because he is just a great writer.
Niall Horan was left broken hearted by his ex, Josh. He stops working how he used to work before until he met Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber was a liar. He lied about being gay to attract his long time crush, Selena Gomez. He realized that he actually liked Niall and when Straight to The Gay. They fell in love so quickly, so when Niall starts reviving texts from ‘TG’ he’s scared. Everything went downhill. (Jiall/Ziam/Larry). Warnings: Abuse, mentions of rape, boy on boy material, violence, blood, other stuff.
However it had all turned bad when said Chief began investigating the Italian mafia. And that’s how Bret had found himself face to face with the barrel of a gun as he finished showering one night last week. They’d taken him, only grabbing some underwear and pants, and had ruthlessly interrogated him, even though he was due any day.
This period of incubation can take much longer than the production of another clutch of eggs by the female, especially in temperate regions where pregnancies last longer, leading to a reproductive environment in which sexual selection can be stronger on females than on males due to increased male parental investment. Interestingly, this reversal of traditional sex roles has only been found in pipefishes, whereas seahorses have largely been accepted as monogamous. Some pipefish species display classical polyandry because of this unique situation. Male syngnathids usually prefer females with large body size and prominent ornaments such as blue skin pigmentation or skin folds. Intriguingly, syngnathid males in some species are apparently capable of absorbing eggs or embryos while in the brood pouch. In these cases, embryos with the highest survival rate are those whose mothers display the preferred phenotype.
Dean gasped and ground his teeth so hard he swore they were going to crack apart. The little comfort he had disappeared when Castiel moved his hand. Dean let out a whimper from the loss but another hand suddenly filled the space and he didn’t care whose it was. He grasped the hand as tight as he could, trying to focus on that instead of the searing agony in his gut. He then felt something soft slide between his teeth and he knew it was wings but he didn’t care whose they were. He bit down as hard as he could, letting the grace soothe the pain slightly. He could feel the creature in him becoming distant from his soul, which was now starting to have a cold, empty feel to it.
Nate came back into the room, loaded up with several fluffy towels, a blanket, and a kettle of hot water. Seeing his wife hunched over in the grips of yet another contraction had him setting his items down on the table, rushing over to her side. “Tia,” he breathed out, hands hovering anxiously over her hard, quivering belly.