I feel like my entire day has been some kind of cruel joke set up by the higher beings. All of the staff here except my art teacher is crazy, I nearly died by a textbook, and I've been embarassed to no end. The only thing that's made today salvagable is meeting Zephyr and Blaze.
But right now, I could care less about that. My wings feel like they're gonna tear off. It doesn't help I have P.E. right after this. Oh, doing P.E. with sore wings will be a grand old time.
"You are all dismissed." Ms. Orderly says. Everypony immediately hurries off. She looks over at me and smiles. "I'm quite impressed you made it the whole way, Mr. Breeze."
"It'll take more than rocks to break me."
She walks over and takes the buckets off of my wings. "Apparently so." she looks at me as I still have my wings up. "You can close those, you know."
I try with all my might to close them, but to no avail. "Actually, I can't."
"Oh well. The stiffness should go away in no time."
I grab my saddlebags and head out the door to my final class of the day. As I walk through the halls, fillies giggle at me and colts flatout laugh at my stretched out wings. I feel my face heat up in embarassment.
"Nice wingboner, Blue Sneeze!" I hear Dumb-bell shout at me.
Seriously? I turn back and look at him. "That's the same thing your mom said last night."
He growls at me as I continue to walk. Burned.
I reach the gym and find Zephyr there waiting for me. He laughs as he notices my wings. "Hey, Blue. Something up with your wings, or are you just happy to see me?"
I growl. "Your wings would be stiff too if you had to carry buckets of rocks on them for over half an hour. Blaze wasn't kidding when he said that mare was a witch."
"Here, let me help." he walks over to my wings and tries to push them back down. "Hmm, they don't seem to wanna go down."
"Zeph, I'm feeling really awkward right about now."
"Just give me a second." he flies on my back and starts using more force to push them down. Eventually, they go back into place at my sides. "There, see? I told you I could do it."
"Yeah, but did you have to do it infront of everypony else?" I say as I motion to the other kids, who had been watching the entire time.
They break out into laughter. Zeph smiles at me sheepishly. "Hehe, oops."
Oops my flank.
The doors burst open to reveal a green pegasus stallion with a black mane and tail and a cutie mark of a foreleg with a bulging muscle.
"Alright, enough of the laughing!" he shouts. "I'm your new physical education coach, Coach Vein. Everypony line up side by side so that I can get your names."
Everypony complies as he starts going to work. As he works, I can't help but stare at the stallion in curiosity. "Hmm..."
"What is it, Blue?" Zeph asks me.
"I feel like I've heard of this stallion before."
As he comes by me, he stops for a second and looks into my eyes.. "Name?"
"Wait, Blue Breeze?"
"Would you father happen to be named Thundercloud?"
"Yes. How do you know my dad?"
"Hahaha, so you're Thundercloud's boy that he said he quit the guard to have." he laughs.
"Answer me! How do you know my dad?"
He clears his voice as he tries to calm down. "Thundercloud and I were in the Royal Guard together, but he quit because he said his wife was expecting and he didn't wanna take the risk of hurting himself while his wife was with child."
Now I recognize this guys name. I remember dad bringing him up. "So, you and my dad were friends in the guard?"
"Don't make me laugh. I hated his guts. Always acting so modest to hide the fact he thought he was better than the rest of us."
"He's not like that at all!"
He gets in my face, actually making me back up a bit. "The worst part is how he left the guard and abandoned us. It surely doesn't help you that you have his eyes. I hate those eyes."
I glare at him and push back at his face. "Nopony talks that way about my dad! He is a great stallion, husband, and father! And he'll always be better than you."
He pulls his face back. "I'd watch my tongue if I were you, boy. I'm still the one in charge here."
He walks off and continues to get more names.
"Who does he think he his?" I quietly ask myself.
"You gonna be all right, Blue?" Zeph asks me.
"Yeah, I'll be fine."
"That's good. I think it's pretty cool how your dad was in the guard. I'm thinking of joining it someday."
"I may not look like much, but I'm the fastest pegasus of my age that you'll ever see."
"Yeah, that's how I got my cutie mark. I used my speed and aerial manuevering to outrun a gang of bullies."
"Wow. That's actually pretty sweet."
"I know." he says kinda smugly. He looks at my flank. "Hey, what does your cutie mark mean?"
I start to get nervous as he asks that. "Well, I, uh..."
"Enough talking!" Vein shouts. "Now that I have all your names, we may begin. I want everypony to start running laps around the inside of this here gym."
"That doesn't sound so bad." Zeph says.
We start to trot before Vein puts a hoof on my sholder. "Not you, Blue Breeze. I want you to do one hundred wing ups."
"One hundred?! That's way too many."
"Then you better get started." he says with an evil smirk.
I grumble as I get on the floor and start using my wings to push myself up over and over again.
As Zeph trots around, he looks over at me and frowns. He stops his trotting and goes over to the coach.
"What is it, son?"
Before you ask, no, they're not related.
"I don't think this hard enough. Can I get the same work out as Blue?" he asks, pointing at me.
"Are you sure?"
He shrugs. "Fine then. Have at it."
Zeph nods and joins me in the middle of the room. "What are you doing here?"
"You shouldn't have to suffer alone. I wanted to help you out."
I smile at him. "Thanks, Zeph."
Vein comes over to us, grinning. "Feeling the heat yet, Breeze?"
I smirk at him. "My dad trained me for this. You can't break me."
"Oh, we'll see about that."
Indeed we shall.