43w, 6dRaindrops Needs More Love
Ah, forget this! Yeah, you need to deal with the book, but it's more important to get winter cleared away first. Later this evening, you'll take it over to the library, and if it's not theirs then you can leave it with the Mayor in the 'Lost and Found' box. Not that the box ever really helped anypony, you think to yourself. You lose daisy sandwiches all the time and they never show up there. You lug the book inside your house and leave it on your kitchen table before flying off towards the town centre. You're no Wonderbolt, but you can put on a pretty good turn of speed when you need to, and the crisp morning air encourages you to make it as fast a trip as you can. Before you know it, you've already arrived at the town square.
It's pretty sparse- there are probably another five minutes until the meeting's supposed to start, and most ponies aren't that punctual in winter. You look around the crowd before you land- there are another couple of pegasi already there, not counting the boss, but you think you're one of the first three! Yes! That means you can pick your weather duty this year! All you've got to do is go and sign in with Rainbow Dash and then you can decide on whatever duty you like.
You walk over to her, and see that she's standing with Twilight Sparkle- they're friends, you remember, and more to the point she's the all-team co-ordinator. It looks like they're discussing the schedule for today- perhaps after you've signed up you'll get a chance to tell her about that stupid book you found! You're about to talk to the boss when you notice two things.
The first is a bright pink pony in the bushes, jumping up and down and apparently trying to get your attention. You gesture to yourself with a hoof, raising an eyebrow in confusion. She nods violently in response, waving you over and shouting "Pssssst! Raindrops!" in an exaggerated whisper.
The second is Cloud Kicker, followed by another three pegasi, all of whom are about to land in the town square and steal your coveted top three spot. On top of that, Twilight's already moving towards the stage to start making her opening speech with Mayor Mare- you've only really got time to do one thing.
You've heard the annual opening speech so many times you could probably recite it by heart. To go and see what the pink pony is so excited about, Click here for Chapter 5.
You want to choose your weather duty, remember? To go and sign in, Click here for Chapter 6.
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To go back a step, Click here for Chapter 1.