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• At first he was very definitely just looking for good fights and they had potential, but after Greed Island where he unabashedly got a (speech-bubble-covered) erection after they found him bathing and ogled their butts, he’s apparently equal-op. Especially remarakable in that Gon was probably aware of this (and Killua definitely was) when Gon produced a plan to win at extreme dodgeball that involved Killua being driven face-first into Hisoka’s crotch. (By Gon and a super-sonic dodgeball, so mostly it’s just a matter of owch, but still.) Hisoka cackled about it.

• In My Wife Is a High School Girl, High-schooler Asami marries her physics teacher Kyosuke, but Asami’s father forces them to sign a contract that forbids them from having sex until Asami graduates high school or else the marriage is null-and-void. Incidentally, most of the Unresolved Sexual Tension that results is actually on Asami’s side.

• Happens twice in Kare Kano. The first is comparatively normal, between Maho and Takashi. But the second, between Asaba and his "soul mate" Sakura, is extremely Squicky due to the fact he’s been one of her father figures since birth. gas 76 station Made hilarious since he wants to back out because her confession creeped him out and is convincing himself he loves her like a "Father". Unfortunately for him, she’s having none of that.

• There’s also a bunch of NPC girls Miroku asks out, and no he didn’t stop asking an 11 year old. Interestingly, after 4 years they meet again and she tries to take him up on the offer noting how she’s become much more mature in the time. Miroku is notably shocked (he had forgotten) while Kagome mentally notes how awesome girls in this time period are.

• After Infinite Crisis, teenage Supergirl started a flirtatious relationship with twenty-something Anti-Villain Captain Boomerang, with no invocation in sight. Then suddenly enforced with a vengeance when, after a Journey to the Center of the Mind storyline had kept her away for a few months, Boomer, Beast Boy and every other Y-chromosome who so much as glanced at her suddenly went out of their way to confirm that they had no intention of actually acting upon their attraction to this stunningly hot super-babe. Must have been a few letters. That or her cousin let everyone know she was off limits, and nobody argues with the Man Of Steel.

• An issue of Archie Comics takes place a couple of centuries in the future, and Archie helps Betty babysit her young cousin. Among the cool devices they have in the future is a mirror that can show what you’d look like at any age. electricity lessons for 5th grade The cousin uses it to show what she will look like when she is sixteen, and Archie quips that he might just put him self into cryo-freeze to wait until then.

• In Teresa Edgerton’s second Celydonn trilogy, Gwenlliant is married to her cousin when she is twelve; he is more than a decade older and would have preferred to wait at least four years before courting her, but her father forced the issue by setting up an Arranged Marriage for her with a Domestic Abuser. A long period of Innocent Cohabitation follows. At one point Gwenlliant spends about a year longer in the Inner Celydonn than has passed in the real Celydonn, which has two unintended side effects: reducing the wait, and of separating them for so long that a Wedding Deadline is introduced.

• In the Talent series by Anne McCaffrey, Sasha (who is in his thirties) is patiently waiting for Tirla (who is approximately 12) to grow up. It seems to be mutual. We get this again with Afra and Damia later in the same series. In the case of the former, definitely mutual. They marry on her sixteenth birthday (the minimum legal age to do so in their society), and it’s implied that it was Tirla who was pushing to get married so quickly. In the case of the latter, Afra was waiting not for Damia’s legal status, but for her to see him as something more than "Good ol’ Afra; Mom’s best friend."

• In Meg Cabot’s 1-800- Where RU series, teen psychic Jess falls for older bad boy Rob… who turns her down. Of course, he later explains that he turned her down because he had a criminal record and was on probation until he turned 21 for trespassing in a swimming pool. He didn’t want to get in further trouble for dating a minor. However it is later revealed that Rob was planning to propose to Jess pretty soon after she turned 18. gas meter in spanish Except she joined a war instead.

• Pages could be written on this for the works of Piers Anthony – well, perhaps not, given that some of them don’t wait – but a particular note needs to be made of the sixty-plus-year-old judge and the fourteen-year-old drug addict prostitute in And Eternity. She spends a few days in Heaven, during which two years passes on Earth, so it’s legal (at least in that jurisdiction) – but she’s still fourteen in body and mind! And they don’t entirely wait, either – they get it on during a camping trip while the girl is possessed by a (to be fair, much older) ghost.

• This was a long-running plot in the Emily books by Lucy Maud Montgomery (of Anne of Green Gables fame). In the first book, Emily of New Moon, Emily Starr first meets Dean Priest, a distant relative who went to school with her father, when he is 36 and she 12. On that first meeting he explicitly tells her, "I think I’ll wait for you," though Emily doesn’t understand what he means. In the second book, Emily Climbs, in which Emily is an adolescent, a local man tells Emily that Dean is "just biding his time till ye get old enough for coorting," an idea Emily finds ridiculous with someone old enough to be her father. In the final book, Emily’s Quest, they are engaged when Emily is about 20 or so, though she breaks it up when she realizes her feelings for her childhood friend Teddy.

• With the May–December Romance pairing of Tom/Rose in the Casson Family Series, this is something of a given, but McKay handles Rose’s Precocious Crush on Tom delicately and Tom’s hints of attraction toward her so subtly, causing their relationship to be one of the least Squickiest examples of the trope around. electricity bill cost per month Oddly enough though, this implication doesn’t appear in many of the fanfics in the Casson Family Series archive at Fanfiction.net, although it would make a good plot point in story. But then again, the trope is employed so subtly most people probably aren’t even aware of its existence in the books.

• In the Mercedes Lackey book When Darkness Falls, the hero’s sister makes a Heroic Sacrifice in the books climax. She then reincarnates. Her lover from her previous life arranges to be betrothed to her infant self. Note that 1: The lover (and the girl in her new incarnation) are both elves, so the wait isn’t that long compared to the lifespan of either of them, and they will still be able to spend centuries together after the wait ends (This also resolves the Mayfly-December Romance concerns that caused problems with the relationship earlier in the trilogy), and 2: She was reincarnated as a noble-born elf, and their culture saw nothing wrong with betrothing newborns.

• Like most marriages in the ASoIaF series, this one was arranged, with Margaery’s hand being the price for the Tyrell’s continued support of the throne. The rule regarding marriages in this setting is that they can be set aside so long as they haven’t been consummated. So it’s the Tyrells who are eagerly counting down the years for the Rose’s flower to be plucked, as that would cement Margaery’s queenship when Tommen comes of age, while Tommen’s mother Cersei is so paranoid about the expanding Tyrell power in the royal court that she spends much of the fourth book searching for and manufacturing evidence of Margaery’s infidelity so as to dissolve the marriage. electricity 101 powerpoint As far as the two lovebirds themselves, they actually seem to get along quite well, with Tommen looking up to Margaery like a Cool Big Sis.

• A vast majority of A Song of Ice and Fire marriages among the nobility assume an age of consent of sixteen, give or take, with early twenties being looked on as Christmas Cake and hitting puberty being a good baseline in a pinch. Much angst goes into Sansa Stark having her period at thirteen, as that means she can be wedded and bedded by King Joffrey. One off-screen Arranged Marriage involves a landed knight taking control of a minor house by marrying its sole surviving heiress, who happens to be an infant. When he dies in a later battle, there’s a bit of Gallows Humor about how the little lady is the first bride in the Seven Kingdoms to be wed and widowed before she’d been weaned.

• The Sims 2 has a sort-of version of this. Teen sims can have romantic relationships with other Teen sims (although they cannot WooHoo), but cannot have romantic relationships with Young Adult, Adult or Elder sims. When one of the Teen sims Grows Up, the game will automatically turn their relationship into a platonic one. If you want them to stay together, you have to wait until the other Teen sim Grows Up and then rekindle their romance from scratch. This gets annoying, since sims only age if you play them, so if you want a teen romance to keep going, you have to juggle the families to keep both sims at relatively the same age, or else one will outage the other. This is even worse if your sim romanced an NPC teen, since NPCs never age, and so the relationship is pretty much doomed.

• In Persona 3 Portable, Ken Amada asks the Female Protagonist to do this when he realizes that he can’t be her ideal man while he’s still a child. However in the original Japanese version, he still gets the "You spent a long time" phrase when maxing out the social link. The English version edits it slightly in order avoid controversy. Note that this is a Mature rated game already.

• In the episode "The Thin White Line" mega-pervert Quagmire asks Meg if she’s 18 yet. When she says no, he quickly moves on to talk to someone else (an example of SoCalization, since the age of consent in Rhode Island is 16). What’s really bizarre about Quagmire in this case is that he’s quite willing to have sex with underage girls, including a 12-year old crossing guard and Connie D’Amico. but is willing to wait for Meg. Word of God suggests that since Peter’s his best friend, he respects Meg as his friend’s daughter, not just some bitch like Connie.

• In the episode "Barely Legal" Meg is confused about romance as she’s developed a creepy crush on Brian because he’s nice to her. Quagmire advises her to come to his house so he can "set her straight." When she arrives, Quagmire puts on some romantic music, takes off his robe (revealing his tiger print bikini briefs banana-hammock underneath)… and gives Meg some heartfelt advice to help her work things out, before sending her home with a children’s book he remembered fondly, being an almost-perfect gentleman the whole time. gas 10 8 schlauchadapter Go figure.