Lyra was trotting through the central square, looking for some apples to buy. In the distance she saw an apple stand and quickened her pace. As she came closer, she saw a pony that she thought she knew. As she got closer, she caught a glimpse of the pony's cutie mark, and instantly remembered the mare. It was Bon Bon! Lyra remembered the days in college when they shared a room. They were the best of friends.
Approaching Bon Bon, who appeared to be carrying a saddlebag full of apples, Lyra put on her friendliest smile.
"Hey, Bon Bon!" she called. Bon Bon turned her head, instantly recognizing the turquoise mane and coat. The two ponies embraced, speaking of their college days. They remembered how much fun living in the same dorm was, and decided to live in the same house.
Lyra brought Bon Bon back to her house, and they cooked some dinner.
"Bon Bon, come on it's time to go to lunch!"
"Okay!" yelled Bon Bon. She trotted down the stairs and followed Lyra out of the the house. They went out for lunch, where Lyra purchased a delicious apple pie.
"Hey, look at this cute little thing!" said Bon Bon.
Lyra looked at the parasprite, but before she could do anything, it ate her pie.
Bon Bon tried to comfort her, but it was no use, so they just went back home.
"It sure is a nice day," said Lyra.
"Sure is," replied Bon Bon. They were sitting on a bench together, enjoying the sunny day.
"Lyra, why are you sitting like that?"
"My neck is tired, so I'm just resting it against the back of this bench."
They were silent for a short while. Lyra heard a faint tapping noise.
"I'm not sure yet."
Lyra looked around the house, but there was no time to lose, she had to get going. Without thinking, she grabbed Bon Bon's saddlebag and rushed out of the house. Bon Bon came down the stairs, Lyra's saddlebag on her back. She looked for Lyra, but couldn't find her or her own saddlebag. Giving up on her search, she trotted out of the house with Lyra's saddlebag on.
Lyra and Bon Bon sat under the shade of an umbrella, enjoying a friendly meal. They conversed about their day until Lyra put up a hoof and silenced Bon Bon.
"Do you hear that?" she said.
Bon Bon's ears perked up as they searched for a noise, and sure enough the light tapping they had heard before was now louder and faster than ever.
"Yes," responded Bon Bon.
"What is it?"
Bon Bon sighed and decided she should tell the truth.
"It's millions of shipfics being written about us."
"What's a shipfic?"
"I'll tell you when we're older."