Chapter 5 – To bust or not to bust?
Busted. Now I’m going to have to go back to Ponyville without getting my cutie mark. Dang it!
That’s what Apple Bloom thought, till she realised that the voice actually came from a pony she had recently met.
Twink looks at Apple Bloom with a smile on her face, “Oh my, didn’t think I’d see ya here, Apple Bloom!”
“Hi Twink. Didn’t think I’d see ya here either.” Apple Bloom replies hesitantly, unsure of the current situation.
Carver looks at Twink and then back at Apple Bloom.
“How do you two know each other?”
“Oh, little Apple Bloom came by the diner during my shift today. Isn’t she just the cutest thing?”
Apple Bloom just stands there blushing as Knight Charm laughs at the story.
Twink takes out a paper bag from her satchel and puts it on a nearby table, “I brought you your favourite today, Carv. Toasted Oats with Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.”
Carver kisses her lightly on the cheek, “Thank you.”
Apple Bloom and Knight Charm look at each other awkwardly before he starts making funny faces. They burst out laughing at each other.
“Knight Charm! Where have you been? You were supposed to be in Wardrobe and Make Up 10 minutes ago!” a shrill voice says in a manner of fact way.
Both of the little ones turned around to find a young mare wearing a business suit with her mane in a high ponytail.
Knight Charm merely smiles, “Hi S, I was just on my way there.”
“Nice try, young colt but you know I can see through your charms. I discovered you after all,” she replied, playfully wacking him on the head with a rolled up sheet of paper.
A second later she finally caught on to Apple Bloom’s presence. “WAITAMINUTE, WAITAMINUTE! Who is this filly?”
“She’s Apple Bloom. My new friend, and I insist that she stays with me during her time here.” Knight Charm replies coolly.
Okaaaaayyyy, looks like, I’ll let them handle it between them?
To her amazement, it works and soon she found herself in his dressing room. Apple Bloom watches as Knight Charm unravels his trademark maroon scarf to put on his costume.
“That’s a pretty necklace you have there, Knight Charm,” she commented on the pretty silver trinket that he wore around his neck.
“Thank you. It is…Was…My mothers.”
She felt a heavy weight of sadness fill its presence slowly in the air and decide not to press any further.
“It’s okay, I understand but hey now I understand why you wear that scarf in this sorta weather.”
“Yeah, it can get a bit rough sometimes but this is my most treasured possession” he replies, keeping the necklace away in a simple tin box.
“So tell me about your new movie then!” she asks excitedly, trying to shift the mood.
That did the trick as Knight Charm started enthusiastically telling her about the character he was playing.
His latest movie as it turns out is about a young colt spy and his partner and how they are sent to a mysterious island to take down an evil organization.
“So I get to do all these like action scenes and work with awesome special effects!”
“Could you at least sit still please KC? I can’t put your make up on properly if you keep moving every 2 minutes…” Lila, the make up artist, points out as she makes an exasperated sigh.
“KNIGHT CHARRRRRRMMMMMMM!!!!!”, a young filly squeals as she bursts in through the door and hugs him.
Knight Charm removes her iron hoof grip and gets up from the chair.
“Hey Prima. I don’t really mind you coming here but you could at least knock first?”
“B-b-but Hank wants to see you on set right away.”
“Oh does he? Okay, well, I think we’re good Lila. Thanks a lot. Oh yeah, Prima this is Apple Bloom, my friend. Prima’s my co-star, she’s playing the part of my partner.” Knight Charm says making swift introductions.
Apple Bloom shakes Prima’s hoof, “It’s mighty nice to meet ya, Prima.”
“It's Prima. Well, aren’t you charming?” She replies shaking her hoof and then saying to Knight Charm, “Hank says now Knight Charm. I’ll be right there.”
“Oh. Okay then. You can just make yourself comfortable Apple Bloom. I’ll talk to Hank and see if you can come watch us film.” He replies as he heads out the door.
As soon as the door closes, Prima slams her hooves down on the ground, her blue mane raging with a menacing look in her eyes!
“LISTEN HERE, AP-PLE BLOOM! I’m only gonna say this once, so you better listen well. Knight Charm is mine! We’re set to be the hottest young stars in HollyHooves and I will NOT let you stand in my way. So I suggest you get out of here while you still can. Or I will make this…VERY unpleasant…for you...”