After a few minutes for small talk and some jokes, Twilight entered the room carrying a small tray with a pot of tea, some cups, sugar, and stirring spoons. She gently placed it on the table and took a seat. She began to speak as she poured the steaming hot tea.
“So, Allen, I’m curious, how exactly did you end up here?”
I scratched my head “Well, to make a long story short, I was out biking, and I fell off a small ledge, cleaned myself up, and began cutting through the bushes. I wandered through the woods for a good few hours until I came across a path which ended up leading me out of the forest, and next to the property of Fluttershy, and we had a, less than preferable, introduction.”
“Yea, I heard that part. Very interesting greeting if you ask me” She giggled lightly. “And you got those wounds from the fall and wandering around, correct?”
“Unfortunately” I said a little nervously.
“Haha, of course. I was told you had some questions?” She said, getting out the rest of her laughs.
“Yes, can you just give me a brief overview about…everything?” I responded.
“Huh? Could you specify?” She answered with a curious look.
“Well, everything, government, economy, society, abilities” I hinted towards her horn.
“Ah, I believe I can do that, but not in one night, how about I give you some books, anything I can answer quickly?”
“How about the government part, what can you tell me about that?”
“Well we have a monarchy, and we have been under the rule of Princess Celestia for about 1000 years, and her sister Luna, but she just recently came back from being banished, but that’s another story. On a more local level we have mayors whom are elected into office by the general public.”
“1000 years, huh? That’s… pretty long, now how about all the wings and horns and whatnot, what’s up with that?”
“Well they are inherited through genetics, and horns allow us to channel magic and use it, like so” She demonstrated by creating a purple aura around her hands and teacup and lifting it to her face to drink. “And you can guess what the wings allow you to do”
“I sure can, thanks for the help, but what to do now” My stomach offered a suggestion as it started to rumble deeply.
“How about get something to eat” Dash laughed from the background.
“Sounds like a plan” Everyone else said in unison.
As we walked out, Another question dawned on me.
“Yea?” She slowed down so we could talk in private from everyone else.
“Do you know the bubbly girl with the pink poofy hair? She kinda ambushed me on the way here, talked really fast, the just disappeared.” I turned to see Twilight laughing just like Aj was.
“What’s so funny??”
“That’s just Pinkie Pie, let me guess, she is organizing you a party?”
“Yea, how did yo-”
“I was new here once too, and knowing her, the party will be tonight”
“That’s not a lot of time to set up a party”
“Well you don’t know Pinkie”
I shrugged it off and we caught up to the others. We went to a small café that was a few blocks away. As we sat down, we ordered our food and began talking about what we should do about me.
“Well for one thing, you’re going to need a place to sleep for the night,” Dash said
“Well its ok, I’m fine with my tent” I politely declined.
“Nonsense, no friend of mine is gonna be sleeping in a plastic bag while we have perfectly confortable homes that we are willing to share,” Aj exclaimed.
“Well if you insist, but Ill let you guys decide, Ill be fine staying with anyone of you, and if I ma excuse myself, I have to use the bathroom”
As I walked away, I could slightly hear them talking it over, but not enough to understand exactly what they were saying. After finding the restroom and ‘relieving myself’ I made my way back to a silent table. I sat down and restarted the conversation. I began to eat my food, which was brought whilst I was in the restroom.
“So whom shall I be staying with?” I asked as I started eating the sandwich.
“Y-you can stay with me, if that’s ok with you” Fluttershy squeaked.
“As long as you are ok with it, I’m more than happy” I responded
“Then its settled” Twilight said triumphantly.
“I guess Ill spend the rest of the day settling in, if that’s ok with everyone else” I glance around to find a nod of approval from everyone else.
“We’ll stop in to check on you whenever you get the chance, but do you have any plans for when you’re done?” Dash replied.
“We, if I’m going to be here, I’d rather not sit on my ass all day, if its not too late, I’m going to go on a job hunt”
“That’s a good idea, and if you cant find anything, I’d be more than happy to let you help out at the library” Twi said.
“Or on the farm” Aj added.
“Thanks for the offers everyone, but Ill try out a search on my own first, but Ill keep them in mind” I got up so I could gather my things from the barn “And one more things, where can I go to buy clothing?”
“Before you go on a job hunt, we should take you to see Rarity”
“Our friend, she’s a fashion designer”
“I just need simple stuff, but ok”
“I began to walk back to the farm. The rest of the day went relatively quickly. As I neared her cottage, Fluttershy showed up to show me my room and helped a bit until she had to tend to her animals, before she left we made small talk about them, and I told her about the two dogs I have back at home, a German Shepard and a Husky. Towards then end, Dash stopped by to help out and ask me some questions about the stuff that I do and if I can show her some, I agreed happily and finished off. We then began to walk over to Rarity’s to see if she could help me out.
“So you just jump??” Dash exclaimed
“Yep, and the cord keeps you from, you know, dying”
“That sounds awesome, why do we not have stuff like that here?” she pouted.
“Well, you seem like the thrill seeking type too, what do you do to get an adrenaline rush?”
“Well, I’ve been trying to join this one flight team for a while now, they’re called the Wonderbolts, and they have shows and do flying demonstrations, and really awesome tricks, I’ve been practicing for years, but one day Ill join.”
“Well, I believe you can get it, you just gotta keep on trying, and these Wonderbolts sounds a lot like something I have back home.”
“REALLY? What??” She suddenly got excited.
“They’re called the Blue Angels, they are pretty much a group of fighter jet pilots who go around doing shows, and incredible feats of flight”
“Wow, they sound pretty awesome, have you ever tried to join them?”
“Me, oh no, as much as I’d love to be in that jet, they are all ex-Air Force pilots with at least a decade of commitment and training, as much as I’d love to, there are so many things to do, and I wouldn’t want to get tied down to just one thrilling experience”
“I can understand that, but for me, flying is my passion, and I wouldn’t trade anything for it”
“Well if I had the ability of natural flight, I’d feel the same way, but I’m stuck on the ground, so I do my best to entertain myself”
“Oh, so what you’re saying is that you can’t fly like…..this” With that she lifted herself into the air in a taunting manner and hovered next to me a few feet off the ground.
“Hey, no fair, at least I ca- OW” I started to run but then my leg was ripped by a wave of pain.
“Woah, take it easy” She landed and helped me “When your leg is better, then we can race, alright?”
“Is that a challenge?” I looked to her
“You bet it is, but just wait until you take it”
We noticed where we were, without even realizing it, we made it all the way into town.
“So where is Rarity’s place?” I asked
“Should be right around here” Dash answered while turning a left corner. Sure enough the building she was heading towards was a boutique. I caught up to her as quickly as my body would let me and was right behind her as she knocked on the door. From inside I could hear a voice.
“Coming” She sounded very, cosmopolitan. And as soon as the door opened I could see her voiced matched her looks. She was slim, tallish at about 5’10.5”. Purple hair that curled to the side in the front, and another large curl that followed down her back. A white horn stood atop her forehead, just as long as Twilights. She was wearing a white blouse, a knee high black skirt, and heels. She was also wearing a pair of red-framed glasses and her ears were pierced with hanging diamond earrings.
“Rainbow Dash, how have you been, and who is your friend?” She asked while looking me over.
“This is Allen, he’s new to town, and we were here to see if you could do him a small favor”
“Of course, why I would never turn someone down, come in, come in.” She warmly let us in and led us to some chairs. She kindly shook my hand. “Hello darling, I am Rarity now what is it I could help you wi- OH MY, what happened to you” She hinted towards my arm and leg.
“Oh, that, haha, to make a long story short, I fell”
“Oh dear, well best of luck on your recovery”
“Thank you, so about that favor.”
“Of course, what is it that you need darling”
“Well, I’m probably going to be here for a while, and I’m not exactly prepared for a long stay, and since I don’t have any money yet, I was wondering if you could make some clothing for me, nothing complicated, just basic stuff”
“Well I would love to experiment with what I could do, since I have never met someone of your stature, except for Big Mac, but if you insist”
“Thank you very much, and maybe another day”
“Sounds lovely, but might I ask you how you ended up here? Your name just doesn’t seem to be from around here at all”
“Alright, I hope you have time” I told her as I prepared my story telling abilities.