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Riddle Me This:

I gallop in pairs underneath all the waves.

I hope that my children aren't what he depraves.

I'm upright, not forward like most of my friends.

I thank my consumption as it never ends.

We dance for as long as your pillow bears weight.

It's colour, not matter, in changing of state.

Inept as I am since without I can tire,

Though guess what I am to fulfil your desire.

My previous riddles were longer, thus describing the subject in more detail and making the riddle potentially straightforward. I have made it shorter now $(8$ lines instead of $10)$ and I have tried making the rhyming a little bit juicier.

I also will not be putting hints until tomorrow if this riddle is not answered (or answered incorrectly), and I also assume your desire is to answer this riddle :)

Hope you enjoy!


Edit:

The last line
Guess what I am to fulfil your desire
is part of the riddle (and not just a fancy way to finish it off).



Added the word "though" to the last line, as it makes better-matching syllables.

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I'd say you're a

Sea horse (hippocamp)

Two Tails Interlinked

During the courtship process (dance), the male and female often interlink their tales.

I gallop in pairs underneath all the waves.

A horse gallops, sea-horses gallop under the sea. In pairs because some species form monogam couples; or because of the famous breeding process during wihch they're in pairs.

I hope that my children aren't what he depraves.

Probably related to the fact that male sea-horses give birth, not the females.

I'm upright, not forward like most of my friends.

Sea horses are upright, opposite to common fishes.

I thank my consumption as it never ends.

It eats by absorbing ocean water, which is practically endless.

We dance for as long as your pillow bears weight.

Refers to the mating dance, don't know about the pillow though.

It's colour, not matter, in changing of state.

They sometimes change color during the courtship process

Inept as I am since without I can tire.

I have no clue.

Guess what I am to fulfil your desire.

There seems to be something about a "seahorse wish" in English, probably some superstition involving seahorses giving birth and wishes, although I don't know what it is...

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