“Thank ya kindly! Ya’ll come back now ya’hear?” the orange country mare said as she waved off another customer.
Applejack re-filled an empty bucket with apples from her apple cart, humming a familiar tune as she did so. She threw friendly smiles at the passing customers, presenting to them her delectable fruit. Some would oblige with ease, others needed a bit of persuading and there were those who already had their needed supply of fruit.
“Excuse me.” a sultry elegant voice floated through the air. “Might I ask you a question?”
Applejack observed the proud smiling pony standing before her. He was a white unicorn with a brownish blonde mane and tail. A single strand from his elegant mane dangled freely to the side of his head. On his chest lay a tuxedo shawl collar decorated with a beautiful red rose and a light blue tie. Tattooed on his flank were two overlaid four-pointed stars that made for a dazzling cutie mark. The pony’s appearance seemed familiar to Applejack but her mind couldn’t seem to put a name to the face. One thing she could determine though, he definitely wasn’t a resident of Ponyville.
“Howdy, what can I do ya fer?”
“I’m looking for a unicorn who goes by the name, Rarity. I was told she works as a seamstress at the Carousel Boutique in this town.”
Applejack allowed herself a slight smile but had to stifle a chuckle. He was nothing more than another colt attempting to swoon Rarity. “You sure ya wanna visit her hun? I heard she was already interested in somepony.”
As much as Applejack hated herself for it, she couldn’t help but smirk at the defeated look that grazed the white colt’s eyes upon hearing such news.
“Eeeeyup, I mean, it ain’t nothin’ serious just yet, but I reckon’ it soon will be.”
“I see, well, I still wish to speak with her, would you be so kind as to point me in the proper direction?”
Applejack directed the colt westward towards Rarity’s Boutique. He generously thanked the country equine and took his leave.
“Yer just wastin’ yer time, sugarcube.” Applejack said to herself as the colt disappeared from view.