((Again, Just as another warning majig, Previous chapter, Aka "Bad Chapter:1" Is not Canon, It has NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING. do do with the story, I felt I should have it re-posted as a "Avoid this you freaking idiot" for myself. this is then next real chapter after Life: Renovations, Enjoy!))
I was pretty much restless the whole night. I couldn’t stop thinking about Moon mist! I wanted so much for her shop to succeed that I actually started worrying that our renovations and stuff wouldn’t draw business. It SUCKED! Earlier when dash had come in I was really happy when she said some stuff in there would be useful. Shit I was so happy I accidentally bought that compass too! I had been staring at it just thinking about how much I wanted this all to work out and hopefully for the better. I didn’t want anypony sad, and now that I knew mist? I really didn’t want to see her sad.
The moment I saw the sun from the corner of my roof I was up, I went and showered and was clean almost in record time, leaving the bathroom there was just one more thing I needed to do, I headed back upstairs to Lights door.
“Light. Get up…” I said while knocking. On the other side I heard grumbles and something about making me pinkies cupcakes. I wasn’t objected to the idea.
“Well come on light! We gotta go see if her shop is good!” I opened the door to find he had tried wrapping himself into his blanket; I went and jumped on the bed causing him to flail into the air, the blanket falling off him.
“MORNIN!” He stood and glared at me.
“That is no way for a full grown man to act!” I laughed.
“That’s the point! Come on!!” I started doing sitting jumps on the bed. Causing him to flop up and down with it. Eventually he sighed and jumped down.
“Fine, but I’m only doing this because I like misty.” So!?
“Goooooo! Shower at the speed of light!” he laughed.
“At my speed? Shit. We’re gonna be here a while.” I scooped him up and carried him downstairs. Depositing him in the bathroom I went into the kitchen. Normally I don’t drink coffee in the mornings, so I just had a glass of water. I ended up sitting on the couch getting irritated at light for almost twenty minutes, but I kept reminding myself he’s a pony, He has to try a lot harder.
“Oh my gawwwwddd. It’s at times like this I had some….Wow, I completely forgot!” I ran back upstairs to my bedroom and grabbed my vinyl pod. But I just kinda stared at it. This was a very important gift to me, not just because of the music, but because it was from vinyl. I kinda wondered if she made it…Or if she’s still walking. It doesn’t matter now though does it! I walked back downstairs putting in one of the ear buds I pressed play. Sitting on the couch with phat beats to calm me was way easier. I just focused on the tunes and waited. Another five minutes and I heard the shower go off.
“Finally!” he stepped out of the bathroom and shook off. Looking at the small puddles he looked at me.
We both shrugged and said “Thorn will get it.” I could see he was excited too, we both wanted to know if the hours of work we did were worth it. So I ended up carrying him on my shoulder. He just laid there while I held him steady with one hand. It was most likely kinda weird seeing me carrying a child and talking about “The finer points of paperwork.” We mostly ended up swapping math problems, just to screw with each other. Eventually I had to ask.
“So, are you going to remain smart? Just have no memories?”
“Yup. That’s how it will work. As long as my body finishes back-growing or whatever I will remain intelligent, just…Childish. It will be difficult for me to focus on anything, I will be energetic… you know, kids.” I just nodded.
“Want to find the cutie mark crusaders?” He laughed.
“My mind is rotting away as is and you want me to spend time with the only three seemingly able to encourage my degradation.”
“OH big words, why not just say ‘the only three able to make me pop faster’?” We both laughed and arrived at the corner to Misty’s store, turning the corner I saw something amazing. Ponies were already entering and exiting with goods, I had expected a few days downtime, maybe enough for word to spread, but this was nuts, there was actually a LINE.
“Eclipse…Did we maybe, do TOO good?” I just chuckled. This was nuts.
“I don’t even know light.” Then I saw rainbow fly down in front of me.
“Hey eclipse! Hey light! How do you like my work?” she did a quick hoof gesture to the line.
“Wait, you got her all this business?” She nodded.
“I got up early and had pinkie pie pass out ‘check out the new magic store that everyone can use’ cards. You know pinkie!” I nodded as the pink party pony appeared next to dash.
“Who knows me? Oh I hope I’m known! I mean, I like to know everypony and if I don’t know everypony then I get all sad! And then my hair gets all straight and everypony gets worried!” I laughed as Light called to pinkie from my shoulder. She looked at him a moment
“OHMIGOSH! I DON’T KNOW YOU!” he nodded.
“Yes and I have to say, If possible instead of a party I would simply like to enjoy your company at the small café a little ways back there. I would love to hear all about you.” Was he… No...
“Oh that would be great!” pinkie then jumped up to my shoulder, grabbed light. And started carrying him to the café I could swear he was blushing while she carried him away. That dog...
“Should I be worried about him?” rainbow asked with a seriously concerned look on her face.
“Well, he’s his own person now. If he developed feelings for pinkie then, good for him. I would rather that happen and he get to spend time with her before he…Ya know.” She nodded. I still didn’t know how they kept light hidden from pinkie.
“Eclipse, I gotta ask… can you forgive me? About…falling asleep on you, I mean… You said you did but…” *Sigh*
“Yes, rainbow I forgive you. Not to mention you did a great thing here with helping Misty`s business. So I gotta say, yea. You’re forgiven.” She smiled and started to take off before hovering in front of me a bit.
“Misty… She seems like a nice girl, and I know Twi and myself wouldn’t argue with each other if you were to…Ya know.” I lowered my head and rubbed my forehead.
“Rainbow, are you saying you want me to hook up with misty?” I looked at her again. She was now blushing.
“Well…I mean, only if you want to. And… Yea. I’m gonna go now.” She didn’t wait for me to say goodbye, she just took off straight into the sky her familiar rainbow trail always made me smile. I looked back to Misty’s store. No way in HECK I’m getting in there right now. So let’s go see if the mayor received anything new…Wait…Today is….Tuesday? No…Shit, Thursday…. Ugh. Whatever, let’s go… over there!
I started walking to sweet apple acres; maybe I could talk to aj again. She seemed to make an unusually large amount of sense at any given time. So what the hell.
A good twenty minutes later and I was still walking through the orchards when I heard the now familiar *Crack* of a tree getting hoof`d. I waited till I heard it again and jumped the appropriate fence. No reason to find a trail. A few more bucks and a few more adjustments to my path eventually I stumbled upon the bucker, unfortunately It was big mac. He saw me and nodded.
“Hey mac, don’t suppose you know where your sister is do you?” He just shook his head.
“Nnope. Ah aint seen her all mornin. Most likely out with her filly friends.” I blinked.
“Wait, you knew about her filly friends?” He chuckled.
“Eclipse, ah may seem a lil slow at times. But I know mah sister. Ah knew she was a fillyfooler a`fore she did.” Well right on.
“Oh, That’s cool. So how did it go with lotus?” Suddenly a huge grin broke across his face and he stopped bucking.
“Ah Eclipse. Ah will admit, ah didn’t believe you. With all the ‘be yourself’ talk. But ah tried it, an now me an her are gunna meet tonight. Only rule she had was that her sister could come too.” He still had that stupid smile as he went back to bucking.
“That’s cool! I wouldn’t worry too much about her sister; they do a lot together… Everything…together. Never mind. Talk to ya later mac.” He gave me his trade mark “Eeyup” and I started heading back to town. It was another good 20 minutes to get back to town when I noticed fluttershy having a picnic on the hill near her house…And my house too! It’s so cool living that close to Ponyville, but I figured I may as well go say hello.
On my way up the hill she noticed me coming and set up another plate with an apple.
“You always come prepared like that?” I asked as I crested the hill.
“Oh…Um…Yes.” Why is she so damned cute!?
“That’s cool, out having a picnic by yourself though? That’s not very fun.” She shook her head.
“Angels here too. He’s just getting the strawberry jelly.” Jelly? OH MAN, IM SO JELLY.
“Wait, Jelly. Like for sandwiches?” She nodded.
“Oh yes, Strawberry jelly is his favorite. He doesn’t like peanut butter though.” How…In god’s name, do I miss these things?
“So…I can’t believe I’m asking this, ponies have PB&J?” she smiled at me.
“Of course! Why? Did you think we just ate fruits, veggies and junk?” Funny thing is, I’m pretty sure PB&J falls under all three categories.
“Uh...Yea, A little actually.” She laughed at me. I can’t think of anytime I’ve ever heard Fluttershy laugh…It was nice.
“Well Eclipse, if you ever have any questions. I would be happy to answer them… I don’t talk to many people…Or ponies… Or anything really. But I do like to talk…Sort of.” I just smiled. It’s freaking fluttershy! Who wouldn’t!
Eventually the devil bunny…I mean, angel came back carrying a jar almost as big as he was, by this time flutters (I will never call her that again.) and myself had been bouncing pointless questions back and forth for a good few minutes. Eventually angel got mad at me so I decided to take my leave. With a quick goodbye I started walking back to Misty’s store.
When I got there she was dealing with the last customer in the line. So I figured I would line up as well.
When I got in she looked at me and gave me an exhausted smile.
“Oh good morning eclipse.” I walked over and took a seat on the counter again.
“Good morning misty, didn’t sleep much last night?” She laughed quietly.
“Oh no… I slept fine, just a lot of business today my horns actually hurting a bit because of all the charging I did.” I just nodded, not like I knew what effects horn magic has.
“Well… I guess I was right though. You opened up your store, and suddenly super business” She laid her head on the counter next to me.
“Oh…Super business. I don’t think I’ve ever had that many customers in the span of a week...” She sounded seriously tired.
“Misty, where do you live?” she just smiled at me.
“Trying to get into my bed? It’s not gonna work.” I wasn’t sure whether to face palm or blush, so I did both.
“No, I… Oh man. I’m trying to get YOU into bed. Don’t worry about closing up, I’ll do it.” She just laughed a little.
“I sorta just sleep here, there’s a bedroom in the back. I’ll get there eventually. Once my head stops pounding...” I smiled and went behind the counter, sure enough there was a door leading to a single bedroom and bath apartment. Really small, but did look like something somepony could call home.
I walked back to the front and picked her up. At first she kinda gave me a worried look until I assured her she wasn’t going to fall. I carried her back to her bed and laid her down, she was out like a light the moment her head hit the pillow. It was cool; she was actually lighter than Bulls-eye, which puts her about the same weight as fluttershy. Pointless fact, but still adorable.
I walked out to the front to see a few ponies browsing, after a few quick apologies and a “the store will reopen in the morning” we made our way outside. I locked the door and flipped the open sign… My day seemed really short. It was barely noon…
“Hey eclipse! Can I play with these nice girls?!” Bahahaha,
I turned to find the cutie mark crusaders all around light, Apple bloom didn’t take her eyes off of him.
“You know what light. Yes you can. Just be home before dark alright?” He gave me a huge smile and an “Okay!” as they all bounded off.
“Today wasn’t really a bad day so far though.” I started walking to the school. If I’m taking care of him. I’m gonna take care of him.