Queen Chrysalis sat calmly in her chair, gazing across the tropical sea that was stretched out before her. It was a scorching hot day at the beach, as the blazing sun continued its daily journey across the sky. All the while, however, Chrysalis stayed cool, thanks to a large black umbrella she had propped up over her chair, and a wide-brimmed sunhat that sat cozily atop her draping mane. To make it even more bearable, she reached into a bag that sat off to one side of her chair, and pulled out a pair of green-rimmed sunglasses.
" She said happily to herself, as she donned the sunglasses, and reclined further back in her chair
Truthfully, for Chrysalis, summer was nearly over. This trip to the beach was something she had planned for, as a last chance to simply relax, before her season of leisure came to its end. This day, she would make every second last.
Her mouth feeling dry, the queen reached over the other side of her chair, where a bottle of ice cold beer sat. It was sunk partially into the sand, which served as a natural holder for her succulent beverage. She grasped the bottle by the neck, and pulled it up to her. She then tilted it towards her mouth, and let the golden, soothing liquid slide down her throat, pleasuring her all the way down. Smiling widely, she set the bottle back into the sand, and began to close her eyes. She also rolled over onto her stomach, exposing her wings and letting them flitter in the warm beach air.
The longer Chrysalis lay in her chair, savored the warm sea breeze, and sipped her drink, the more and more lethargic she became. It wasn't long until she drifted off into a light sleep, napping in her chair as the sounds of the sea and of the beach continued to fill her eased mind.
An unspecified amount of time passed, until Chrysalis at last opened her eyes. She now felt unnaturally warm, as the sun had since shifted its position. From its new angle, it was now beaming upon her, its rays finding a way past her umbrella. Stretching and yawning, she rolled back over onto her back, and sat up a slight bit. She then reached for her beer, but only managed to get one, small sip from it, before noticing that the bottle was empty.
" She said to herself, dropping the bottle back onto the sand
Chrysalis got up from her chair, stretched a bit more in the sun, and began walking towards the shoreline. She stopped just a short ways before it, letting the cascading waves just barely wet the tips of her feet. She once again found herself looking out across the sea, letting the warm breeze blow through her hanging tail and mane. All the while, she could almost make out a haunting whistle, as it blew through her porous wings as well.
Still thirsty, Chrysalis took off her sunglasses for a moment, and began to scan the beach for a place where she could get a drink. It didn't take long before she spotted a small cabana sitting a short ways down the beach. She put her sunglasses back on, and began to slowly make her way towards the cabana, enjoying the seaside view all along the way. With each step she took, she could feet the heated sands warming her feet, causing her smile with pleasure as they did.
After taking her time, Chrysalis reached the cabana, where she took a seat that allowed her to still look out at the sea, over which the sun had now begun to set. She rested her arms on the bar, still enjoying the breeze as it continued to blow through her unkempt mane, and through her wings. She also noticed a lovely wind chime hanging from the cabana, near her seat, which was letting off a charming sound, as it swayed in the breeze. Enjoying her view of the sea, the comfort of the breeze, and the tranquil sounds of the chime, Chrysalis remained in an entirely passive, almost pensive, state, until the bartender finally approached her.
"And what may I get for a beautiful lady such as yourself?" the bartender asked charmingly, looking at Chrysalis with a smile
Chrysalis thought for a moment, and then gave her answer.
"One strawberry daiquiri." she said with a smile, lowering her sunglasses to reveal a seductive look in her eyes
"You got it." The bartender replied, still sporting his smile
From her seat, Chrysalis watched as the bartender walked over to his station, and began to whip up her thirst-quenching concoction. It wasn't long before he came walking back to her, holding in his hand a martini glass that was filled to the brim with a juicy red liquid, with a strawberry slice sticking on one end, and a miniature umbrella poking off to the other. After placing the beverage right in front of Chrysalis, he reached for a straw, and stuck it delicately in the glass for her.
"Oh, wait, just one more thing." He said quickly to Chrysalis, before turning his back to her, and returning to his station
Chrysalis wondered what he was up to, but her questions were quickly answered as he turned back around, and began walking back to her, with an orange ice pop in his hand. He held it out, and Chrysalis gladly accepted the unexpected gift.
"And don't worry;" the bartender said to her, "it's on the house."
Blushing and giggling slightly, Chrysalis at least paid what she owed for the drink. The bartender took the money, and went on his merry way.
Turning her attention once again to the sea, as the sun continued to sink over it; Chrysalis began to take a sip of her daiquiri. The strawberry flavored drink was incredibly pleasuring, sating her thirst all the while. At the same time, she began to enjoy the ice pop as well, letting her serpentine tongue coil around it, licking up its citrusy taste. Momentarily forgetting every trouble she could possibly have in life, Chrysalis remained at the cabana for the longest time, very slowly enjoying her sweet beverage and icy treat. She felt as if time itself had stood still, and that fate had halted her life at a moment of sheer pleasure, so that she could savor every moment of it. If only her entire summer could last like this
Eventually, Chrysalis sipped up the last drop of her drink, and had licked her ice pop down to nothing but its stick. She finally placed the empty glass and stick on the bar, hopped down from her seat, and began to leave the cabana.
By this point, the sun had nearly sunk over the watery horizon, and the entire beach had become cloaked in the shadows of the young night. Chrysalis took off her sunglasses, so that she could see better through the darkening light. She also took off her hat, letting her beautiful, dangling mane sway freely in the evening breeze.
From the cabana, Chrysalis soon began walking back down the beach, towards her chair. All the while, she would continue looking out across the sea, watching the dim light of the sun die off in the distance. Upon reaching her chair, she took the umbrella that had been sitting over it all day, pulled it out of the ground, closed it, and lay it upon the sand. She then picked up her bag, and placed both her hat and sunglasses in it, before setting it back down too.
Finally, as night at last began to fall upon the beach, and a pale moon was rising into the sky, Chrysalis reclined in her chair once again. She lay upon her back, watching the stars as they began to appear in the sky, and continued listening to the seaside breeze, as if it began to sing a tropical lullaby. At last, the radiant queen began to fall asleep, her horn glowing with pleasure ever so slightly.
"She said once again, as she drifted off into her tropical dreams, where such a radiant season had no end