Fluttershy and I decided that is was best to head home for the day. As we were walking, I could feel Fluttershy’s gaze being directed towards mine. I was feeling rather uncomfortable knowing that I lied to her, but at least she was happy. We were walking through the main district of town again, and the reactions were exactly the same. The ponies would act normal until they saw me, and reacted with complete terror. My reaction towards this was different than last time, as I just ignored it, walking casually along Fluttershy. Once we were out of the city, the grassland ahead of us seemed like it would go on forever. I had no idea where we were going, but I had a small hope that Fluttershy did. She was not flying like she was last time, she was just walking beside me, constantly glancing toward me. I started to do the same, looking at her every few minutes. I really had no clue where we were going, and I had the feeling Fluttershy did not as well. After what seemed like an hour of walking, I began to smell the sweet scent of apples. I had never smelled apples as sweet as this before. I looked down at Fluttershy, hoping to get an answer of where we were. She did not respond to me, not even giving me a glance. I took in a deep breath, and continued walking. Out in the distance, I began to notice a sea of tree’s that seemed to rise out of thin air. I looked down at Fluttershy, who was looking at the ground.
“Fluttershy... do you know where we are going?”
Fluttershy kept her gaze on the ground, but shook her head. I just stared at her for a moment, and I started to laugh. Fluttershy looked as if she was feeling even more embarrassed, and I started to feel bad for some reason. I wanted to tell her that it was okay, and I was just joking. I went ahead of her and knelt in her way, wanting her to stop. Her eyes were still on the ground, so she ran into me, causing me to fall onto my back, with her on top of me. I looked up at Fluttershy in complete shock. She returned my look with the same reaction. We both stared at each other like this for what seemed like hours. I was thankful when I heard a voice behind say,
“Whoa there, what are you doing Fluttershy?”
Fluttershy jumped off of me, making a rush of relief run through my body. I turned around to see a small orange pony with brown cowboy hat. I quickly realized where I knew this pony from, this ponies name was... Applejack. Applejack stared at me with the most confused eyes I have ever seen, and I smiled at my chance to mess with her. I said,
“Hey Applejack. How is your cereal working out for you?”
With all of my might, I was able to keep back the laughter that wanted to escape from my body. Applejack now had a look of complete confusion, not knowing how to respond to this. I saw her look over to Fluttershy, and she looked as if she was going to laugh as well. Applejack closed her eyes and took a deep breath. She said,
“What in tarnation’ is going on here?”
Fluttershy walked over to Applejack, trying to hold back her laughter.
“Applejack, this is Gary. My new friend.”
I smiled at Applejack, waving as I did so. Applejack’s look of confusion did not subdue, but she walked over to me. She said in a confused tone,
“How did ya’ know my name?”
I shrugged my shoulders and said,
“Lucky guess?” I responded, laughter wanting to escape my body.
Applejack stared at me for a few moments more, and she started to laugh. She looked at both of us, and turned her head to an unknown location. Without turning around, she said,
“Well, if you two are done with yer’ love session, do you want to come have supper with my family?”
I looked over at Fluttershy, who nodded her head at me. I just thought.
“What the hell. We don’t know where we are going anyway.”
Applejack turned around to see our answer, and we both nodded our heads. She smiled at both of us, and started to walk.
“Follow me and we will get there in no time.” She said this happily, as if she wanted us to go with her. I looked over at Fluttershy, who was smiling at me. I stood up and started walking towards Applejack.