"If you both excuse me, I must go in before they 'close' or whatever it is orphanages do" I rolled my eyes at the later half of that statement.
"Yes of course doc. C'mon AppleBloom we best get goin" And with that the Apple sisters left. I opened the doors to this hell hole and saw a couple of foals around the stairs and they had a tiny glimmer of light in their eyes when I walked through the door. I felt really bad for these children, having to deal with all of this. I can only imagine what kind of pain these foals have to go through when they see others with a family and not understanding why they didn't have one. I asked one of them to get Helga for me and they walked reluctantly towards a room off the set of stairs that I couldn't see. I could hear her talking back to the kid who I'd sent to get her. I guess everyone felt her wrath with good or bad intentions. She was walking down the stairs and noticed me Immediately.
"Don't tell me that another one of My Little Ponies is in your care again Doctor" Her voice was so snooty.
"No, I was actually looking to adopt." It got really quiet when I said that.
"Tonight? You have got to be kidding Doctor. The adoption process takes months to complete. To make sure you are satisfied with your decision."
"I already know who I will be picking Helga. Scootaloo." She looked at me like I had two heads.
"Scootaloo? I'm sorry Doctor but you can't just walk into my orphanage and say who you are going to pick. They have to agree to being adopted to."
"Fine. Can I at least talk to her."
"I guess so. I will bring you to her room." She very reluctantly escorted me down the hallway to where she slept along with about nine other fillies. We walked in the room and they all stared me down as soon as I set hoof into the room.
"Doctor Star? Is there something wrong with my wing?" Scootaloo asked looking quite surprised to see me.
"I don't know, is there" I smiled when I asked that. "Helga can you leave us be for the moment?" I asked and she rolled her eyes and left.
"So Doc, why are you here?" Scootaloo finally asked me.
"Well Scoots I remembered how down you were today about not getting adopted. So I was thinking, how would you like it to come stay with me?" Her eyes brightened when I asked her.
"Me stay with you? You mean it? Seriously?"
"Yeah why not?" I asked her and she wrapped her arms around me.
"YES! Please take me with you. C'mon lets get out of here!" She was already beginning to pack stuff.
"Hold on Scoots I have to fill out some paper work and all this other stuff first." Helga walked in at that moment with a clip board with some papers attached.
"I can see that there really is no separating you two. Doctor if you could sign here you and Scootaloo can be on your way." I walked over and skimmed through the papers before I signed anything. Everything seemed pretty legit so I signed where it was necessary.
"Doc can we go now?" Scootaloo said with her suitcase in her mouth.
"Sure thing Scoots. Thank you Helga for letting me take her" She just nodded. And with that we were on our way as a family.