Once upon a time, in the vast and deep oceans, there lived two sea horses – a male and a female. The male sea horse was called Stormy and the female sea horse was called Nibbles. Stormy and Nibbles lived in different parts of the ocean, but they often found themselves crossing paths and getting into territorial disputes.
Stormy was always angry that Nibbles had a much larger territory than he did. He felt like he was being unfairly treated, and so he started trespassing on Nibbles’ territory. This led to constant conflict between the two sea horses.
But as spring approached, something started to change between Stormy and Nibbles. They began to feel something different than irritation for each other. Slowly but surely, they developed a certain fondness for each other. They started dancing together in the morning, displaying their wonderful colours. Sometimes their tails even entwined.
As the days went by, Stormy and Nibbles realized that they had fallen in love. They wanted to start a family together and have baby sea horses. So Nibbles transferred her eggs to Stormy, and he self-fertilized the eggs in his pouch. The eggs gestated for a couple of weeks, receiving oxygen and food from Stormy.
After twelve hours of giving birth, Stormy and Nibbles were the proud parents of 500 baby sea horses. They were happy and tired, and they decided to live together on a large shared piece of land. They were the happiest sea horses in the ocean, and they lived happily ever after.