With Scout and Scootaloo
The Scout was furious and angry of what Medic said about Scootaloo's predicament. He somehow knew that a wingless pegasus would be its end. However, he couldn't explain the impulsive running, or in other words, why he wants to go after her. Was it the fact that they have something in common, something they fight for? Or was it just simply to cheer her up? Anyways, he went towards Scootaloo's direction and caught her with sheer speed.
"Yo, wait up little one!" he says catching her. She was crying and was putting up quite a fight in order to get out of Scout's grip.
"LEAVE ME ALONE! I DON'T HAVE A REASON TO LIVE ANYMORE! I'M A USELESS FILLY! I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING! I'LL-" her sudden outburst was interrupted by a slap across the face. It was Scout who did it, he was crying too. Upon seeing that, Scootaloo calmed down for a while even if she was still crying. Scout sat down, whimpering in a corner. The crippled filly didn't dare to approach him, but he extended an arm over her telling her to come. She suddenly realized that he was hugging her tightly and warmly.
"Y'know little one? I know what losing something important feels like! You see? I lost my Dad when I was young! He was protecting me from those overraging hippie bastards with 'rainbow' colored hair." at the mention of 'rainbow', Scootaloo got away from him slowly. He asked:
"What's the matter?"
"My idol's name is Rainbow Dash! Blue pegasus, rainbow colored hair! The irony huh?" at the mention of this, Scout cried some more!
"I guess the backstabbin' scumbag wasn't lying after all! Rainbows DO make me cry!" he punched a fist onto the wall. "Those hippie bastards and those ideas! Pacifism my ass! My father got killed in front of my eyes and I was able to do nothing! Nothing could be done except running away! I ran away as fast as my feet could take me! I gotta thank my brothers for that since they were bullying me too. In other words, I have gone through too much shit in my life but look at me now, I am one of the fastest humans in the world."
Scootaloo stared in awe. His father got killed yet he was so happy? And she was crying about her condition. She imagined herself dead instead of Scout's father now. She gave up so easily. She cowered her head in shame and started crying:
"I-I'm so sorry... I'm sorry for what I've said to you, for yelling at you. I surrendred so easily after hearing about my wings condition. I couldn't apologize more after what I heard from you."
"Nah it's fine! I'm sorry that I made my baby little sister from another species cry!"
"Yeah! I had only brothers! You're the only filly I could consider as a sister! And lemme tell you something, you see those wings? You can flutter them right?" asked Scout as he recieved a nod from Scootaloo.
"I say that's enough! Because I'm going to teach you how to be the fastest pony in all of Equestria, no scratch that, in the world!" said Scout enthusiastically.
"What? Even faster than Rainbow Dash, who has her wings and stuff?"
"Even faster than any flying pony you encounter!"
Scootaloo hugged him so intensly after that emotional breakthrough she has been with. The dream has not been lost yet!
"By the way, how are you gonna use our weapons?" asked Scout
"With our hooves, silly!" then she realized that Scout has got some sort of clawless paws. "What are those?"
"These are hands! With these, we do stuff like using our weapons!" he held up his pistol, held it, and pointed at the exterior hole from it "We grip it like this and fire from this place that's called the trigger" now he realized something, her hooves are too wide to hold up something like a pistol. He bet that she couldn't pass any of them through the trigger hole.
"Ummmm... A little problem, we have!"
With Applebloom and Engineer
Applebloom wasn't shaken from the realisation that Scootaloo, her friend, lost the use of her wings. Her mind was wandering elsewhere. Her sister's angry look was still printed in her mind. Maybe she's regretting going here. Maybe she must've stayed home to help her family and live a happy life.
"Howdy there little filly! What's with the upbeat face?" it was the hardhat man again, Engineer was his name.
"What do ya want?" asked Applebloom
"Nah nothin', just tryin' to comfort you. Ah mean I know what you feel, getting seperated from home, getting yelled at, etc. But don't ya think that you must move on? Don't ya think that you are causing enough problems for them, being a burden?" asked Engineer. His words were harsh yet they were speaking wisdom and truth. Applebloom had been a burden to many of her friends and family at Ponyville. She proved many times that she lacked self-reliability, that she was rather rash in taking her actions.
"Ah know that! But don't we all love adventuring? Don't we all have to reach and fulfil ar goals?" asked Applebloom
"Goals can be obtained by patience and a good and sane thinking brain." answered Engineer "You see? Mathematics and books have been all my life. I sacrified everything, friendship, love, feelings in general to obtain it. But now that I've became a brainiac genius, I felt a void black hole inside my mind. The lack of friends, care and love. Still, Ah'm very happy that Mann. Co. has very good compatriots who fight for the sake of each other." he got out some sort of piece of carved wood and started playing music. (More Gun playing in the background).
The song was filled in sadness, emotionlessness, but then the beat went on and it became a song of action, of fighting and of encouragement. It ringed into Applebloom's ears and the instrument was attracting her eyes.
"Hell of a beat, mister Engineer!" exclaimed Applebloom
"Thanks! Glad you liked it! Now onto business! I'm going to make your family proud when you return to them. It's gonna be one hell of a year I say. And please drop the mister and call me Engie!"
"Sure Ah'm gonna do, Engie and Ah hope it involves the 'fancy Mathematics' stuff you told me about cause mah sister hates" em" and they laughed louldy before being interrupted by Scout, carrying Scootaloo on his shoulders.
"Yo, hardhat, we might have a little problem here, a little help?" and he explained the whole problem again.
"Now that there is just a big bad problem but let's find Spah and the third pony while I'm thinking about it, ya comin' Bloom?"
Applebloom nodded as she hopped on his hardhat and the four of them went to meet the Spy.
With Spy and Sweetie Belle
The ambiance here was better than the other two cases. The Spy and Sweetie Belle seem to enjoy their little chit-chat until...
"Say Sweetie, do you have any family member?" this made Sweetie remember Rarity. She did her best to keep her composture but it still wasn't enough. She sighed.
"Well yes I do! Her name is Rarity, she's my sister and she owns a boutique! Strangely though, she let me participate in this training camp so easily! She's usually harsh with me because she thinks I can't do anything!"
"But au contraire, my little one, your mastery of the French language proves that you can be a professional like me in my own domain! As you can see I am a spy, I am a master of assasination, deception and camouflage! My objective is to disrupt the enemy by any means and that includes killing them! Yes, killing is part of the nine of us here! It's in our blood! It's our destiny!"
"Wow, this is so cool! Maybe Rarity will see the true me when I come back! Thanks for the advice, monsieur!" said Sweetie, politely.
"Mais je vous emprie!" replied Spy in French
They were interrupted by four appearences, Scout with Scootaloo and Engineer with Applebloom. The fillies hugged each other while speaking about the upcoming training.
"So fellas, I think I have found the solution to this problem regarding firearms usage!" said Engineer, grinning "And no, it's going to be a surprise, mouhahahahaahahaha!" and the laughter echoed thougout the whole building.
Phew finally part 2 finished! Next time there will be a year gap and also some surprises!
Whoever finds Engineer's ideas for the CMC using weapons gets a cookie and an internet! Enjoy reading and have fun!