I finally got a job on weather control. My life is so simple, almost as if it's running itself. Stressfree. Now I know why Pegasi symbolize freedom, these clouds are so fluffy! I could just stay here the whole day. However, I can't I won't be getting paid till the end of the month and that's two weeks from now. I need food...BAD!
"I wish I could have lunch with Thunder, but he has guests or something" I say "Plus, I don't know him that well"
"Um, Hi" A quiet whisper from my right said.
"Hey. Oh, you're the animal lover from yesterday! I'm very sorry for the mess I've made."
"It's okay, I know how Angel can be. He says he is sorry." So it's a he.
"Angel! That's not very nice." She says to the rabbit below. For such tiny eyes he's got hay of an aim, and now I've got tomato squash on my face, and I'm not going to let this chance slip away. I lick every square inch I can reach of the juice. Divine!
"What?" I ask as she is staring at me. I guess I sounded a bit intimidating as she didn't reply, so I try to break the silence.
"I've had a mask like that before" I point at the piece in her hoof.
"A-Actually, this is yours. You left it at my yard" she hoofs me the mask "I came to return it. It reminds me of a friend I know."
Revise facts: "Pretty good was my day. I met a friend on the way" "You made mommy scared" "It reminds me of a friend I know"
"Is that friend called Zecora?"
"Yes! you know her too?" That seemed to make her more comfortable as her voice became a tiny bit more audible.
"Yeah, she gave me the mask" I reply trying to keep her out of her shell "It didn't work though..."
"Work? Is it supposed to do something?"
"That's what I've been told but... It's a really long story" my stomach roars "And I don't have the energy to tell it anyway"
"How about y-you tell me that story over lunch in my house?...I-If that's okay with you"
"-And that's how Equestria was made!" A pink mare just said after I was done telling my story. When did she get here anyway?
"How was it made again?" I ask. Right now every bit of information proved to be vital.
She inhales a deep breath that seemed to drain the air in the room.
"That lunch was great." I say as we are trotting out of the house "Thanks again for having me."
"No problem at all." she said with shy yet kind smile.
"Oh! I didn't catch your name" That caught her off guard.
"It's...Fluttershy" that was extremely low volume.
"Fluttershy?" I had to make sure I heard it right. Sure enough, she nods.
"Nice meeting you Fluttershy, my name is Cloud Burn" I extend a hoof which she accepts hesitantly. Strange, she was just fine seconds ago. No matter. She's probably grown to her name.
I wake up next morning for work. I don't even bother to brush or anything, I simply kick a cloud and I'm ready for the day.
"Time for work" I make my way to Cloudsdale to receive a briefing of what I should do.
"Hey, dude, over here!" A voice I recognize immediately "How is your second day of work?"
"We haven't started yet Clap"
"Oh, then I'm way too early. And I told you I prefer Thunder, It's cooler"
"Never mind. I got assigned to the same section you're in. Work will be so much fun!"
"Specially watching you fall on your flank."
I just finished work. Exhausted. Probably because I didn't fetch breakfast...Nor dinner last night.
"See you tomorrow Clou- Whoa, Somepony needs an energy drink!"
"I don't just need a drink."
"Wha-" He grabs my hoof and pulls me through the sky "Can we slow down a bit?"
"I'm afraid you will die if we don't hurry" Uh-oh, do Pegasi have a condition for the lack of food? Thunder seemed to sense that I'm troubled.
"It was a joke dude, sheesh. Even a sheep can't be as clueless as you are"
"He-e-e-e-e-e-e-y!" Said a sheep from beneath us.
We finally stop at a cloud house. He shoves me in and throws a sandwich at the table. Why is everypony so generous so sudden?
"Umm, okayyy" I start to eat. This thing is horrible but I eat without complaining.
"Sis is a better cook, but I figured that you want your lunch today"
"Is she really that slow?"
"As slow as you are at clearing clouds"
"Hey! It was my second day."
"Not like you haven't practiced before, right?" I don't reply "right?"
"I don't know..."
"What do you mean 'I don't know'?"
"I can't remember"
"You mean that you have amnesia or something?" I nod "That explains so much"
"What? you're not going to make fun of me?"
"There is nothing funny about amnesia" He said with an out-of-character seriousness "If you have no place to go, you can stay with me"
"But you said that Pega-"
"I mean you don't have bits for food. You can stay until you can stand on your own" I don't even bother rejecting since he is so serious.
"Well, if you insist,"
"I lost count of the times I beat you" Clap said with a smirk radiating pride.
"Hoof wrestling isn't my thing"
"So is everything"
"I got insulted so many times that it lost it's taste"
"Who cares how you taste them? I'm doing this for my own amusement"
"This is the real reason you invited me, isn't it?" His smirk got wider. "I can't help to think that why are you living with your sister"
"Yeah, you said that your sister is a better cook than you"
"Oh, that, haha!"
"What's so funny?"
"Her name is Weather System. And I call her Sys for short"
"Oh. So what is she to you?"
"What do you mean?"
"Is she a friend, best friend best friend forev-"
"But why does she live with you, and why is she not here by this time?"
"She probably ran off with her friends for some crazy thing for sure. As to why we live together, that is simply because we are planning to take it to the next step" At that moment I felt like I was intruding their privacy by staying here.
"And why did you accept a stranger at such a critical phase?"
"You already know that answer"
Then one thing popped at the back of my mind. Who was that pink mare from yesterday?