Sweet Apple Acres is looking well this time of year. Granted, the trees currently have leather shoes and cast-iron spatulas growing from them, but it still looks like a good bumper crop this year.
“Hey, Big Mac,” you say to a red pony curled in the branches of one of the trees. He lets out a meow in response. “Um… Hey, Granny Smith,” You pass another pony, this one frozen in place, not twitching even a single muscle. After a minute or so of walking, you finally arrive at the house of the Apple family. “Hey, house,” you say, jokingly. “Heh, saying hello to a house! It's funny cause houses can’t talk!”
“Good one!” the house calls out.
“Thanks, house!” But enough small talk. You need to find Applejack.
You cup your hands over your mouth. “Applejack! Where are you?!”
You hear a voice shout back, seeming to come from behind the Apple residence. “I’m not back here, that’s fer darn sure!”
Well, she isn’t behind the house, that's for certain. You’re about to look in the crannies of all the trees when you suddenly come to a realization. Oh, I’m so stupid! you think. With it turning from night to day all the time, I’m going to need some sort of light! I guess I’ll check behind the house for some lanterns or something.
What you find behind the house turns out to be better than lanterns. You see Applejack lying on her back, snacking on leather shoes. “Applejack! Is that you?!” you cry out. Behind the house was the very last place you thought she was going to be.
“Eenope!” the pony responds.
“Oh, okay.” You turn to leave when another realization hits you; that is Applejack! She’s been lying this whole time! Surely this is the wittiest foe you’ve ever encountered. “Hold on one moment! I’m on to your trickery, Applejack! And it isn’t going to work!”
“Oh, yeah?” snorts Applejack, bits of apple being spat out of her mouth in the process (Wasn’t she eating a shoe before?). “You look so smart.”
Sarcasm? You won’t stand for such mockery! Or sit! Or lean! Time to make an apple out of a liar... (you make a mental note to work on your one liners) But how?!
>Bull-rush her. All you need to do is get that necklace on her and she’ll be back to normal.
>Obviously it's time to go Assassin’s Creed on this apple. You’ll surprise her from the roof top!
>Perhaps you're going about this wrong. You don’t need magic! You just need friendship! Show that pony you care!