The walk back to my home didn’t take as long as I thought, and being greeted by an excited light on the way up was pretty cool too, I ended up just carrying him into the house where I saw Thorn on the couch. She immediately smiled and picked up a scroll in her mouth.
“Thif if fur you ecliise!” Okay…
“That is for ME eclipse?” She just nodded.
“Right on, what’s inside?” She shrugged at me. I just laughed and walked over, taking it from her mouth I unrolled it.
“Dear eclipse. My name is Hunter. This is one of the ponies that had assaulted your child, we appreciate you not only sparing our lives but also showing us the errors of our ways.” Light and I looked at each other and shared a ‘you’re fucking kidding’ look.
“As of the time you are reading this I am the only one released from the hospital. The rest were far too injured still. We are planning on leaving Ponyville forever, mostly because you scare the living shit out of us.” Light snickered. “Given your situation with the mare we are forced to decline any possible dinner or party plans we may have shared with you. The unfortunate truth is we still hate you and her for loving each other.” I laughed at that. “Yes, take this to heart light! Don’t EVER LOVE SOMEONE. Seriously. Don’t.” He just smiled at me
“By the time you have read this note, I have already skipped town…you scary bastard. With love respect and (A very small amount of) tolerance. Hunter.” I walked over to the fireplace and threw the note into it, the magical flames bursting to life and consuming the letter with an almost feral glee. After watching the last cinder drop I turned from the fireplace and yawned. Thorn had already retreated to her bedroom so it was just light and myself.
“Hey dad. Did… did you really invite them for dinner?” I laughed and sat on the couch. He jumped up next to me.
“I said that there was a possibility we may be able to hang out if they could stop being total dick-nozzles.” Light laughed.
“You have the weirdest insults dad!” Eh, I’ve heard weirder.
“So what’s up with you? How’s school? Anything fun happen? OH MY GOSH! Did you find a mare friend?!” I started gently pushing him as he laughed at me.
“Stop it dad! Girls are gross! Or at least they are supposed to be gross! Anyway, I don’t have a mare friend. But I really like apple bloom. She’s really nice. Sweetie bell is alright too, and Scootaloo is…” He trailed off and stared into space a moment before blushing.
“Damn kiddo. I knew you were part adult but god damn.” He shook his head vigorously and laughed awkwardly.
“I mean to say Brew is my teacher now! I hate it yet love it at the same time. I think she got a house in town too. I didn’t ask her but she didn’t come home to us so I’m just guessing.” He said that while I stretched and stood.
“Well kiddo… you and I… We need to do something… Anything. I feel like I haven’t been spending enough time with you… So what do you say for tomorrow after school? I can pick up you and the crusaders and we can all go to Sugarcube corner for some delicious icy delights.” He looked at me and just smiled.
“I would like that. Thanks dad, talking to you is nice. You always make me feel better. Even if you do talk to me like a bit of an adult.” I laughed and picked him up.
“Kiddo, hate to say it but If I treated you only as a child you would hate me. You’re old enough mentally to understand more than any other pony your age should. So I have no reason not to.” He laid his head against my side as I carried him into his room and tucked him in.
“Hey dad?” god it’s so cool he calls me dad.
“What’s up kiddo?” He just smiled at me a moment
“I’m glad you’re here for me.” I just laughed and kissed him on the forehead.
“Good night and I’m always here. Always.” With that I stood and exited his room, A quick door close for his and an open for my door I found Mist sitting on the bed. She had a book in front of her which she closed the moment I entered the room, She just followed me with her eyes; a goofy smile on her face until I got into bed.
“Seems like you had a pretty weird day there misty.” Idle conversation never hurt while getting onto cuddles.
“I did… all day today I’ve just wanted to be near you. It kept distracting me from work; my brain feels damaged with how slow I’m thinking. I don’t know what’s wrong. It’s like whenever I’m not with you I just…Can’t focus.” Hmm…. Drain bramage… Sounds cereal.
“Well shit… That’s no good. Maybe… Maybe you have something you feel you should tell me? Or perhaps I need to rub your horn some more. I’m not objected to either idea.” She laughed and moved her head onto my chest.
“I don’t know, I don’t feel like there is anything I’m missing… I just… I don’t even know! You confuse me Eclipse. Something about you is wonderful and confusing and just… Confusing. Just confusing. But yes, Horn rubs are nice.” Aha, Sweet.
“Well. I don’t know if I’m really going to be able to unconfuse you, maybe there is… No, never mind I got nothing. Or wait, were you thinking of me being alone with rarity all day? You may have been freaking out over the idea of me cheating on you. Never gonna happen by the way.” Her eyes were closed from my rubbing her horn and she was letting out soft little moans every minute or so. I loved this part so much.
“Don’t think too hard on it hun, Chances are you’re just going to confuse yourself and me in the process. If you can’t take your mind off of me, let’s just chalk it up to stupid amounts of love for each other okay?” Yes, My favorite part, the crescendo! Wiggle faster capn! She’s gonna blow!
“Oh mist… You are adorable. In everything you do. You know that?” She just let out a soft sigh as I pulled her against my chest for hugs.
“I like thinking that its stupid love that doesn’t let me take my mind off of you eclipse. And I know you aren’t the type to be unfaithful. So I have no reason to be jealous. She can’t say her colt friend can do what you just did to me without a lot of practice… Hands must be amazing. Don’t feel anything when its hoof or mouth.” WOW.
“Wait, You actually had someone stick your horn in their mouth?” She just laughed.
“Yes eclipse. Alcohol makes you do funny things. That’s why I don’t drink anymore.” YES! And she doesn’t drink!
“Are you falling asleep right now? Cuz if not I would really like to squeeze you and squeal.” She laughed a little tiredly but nodded. So I did what I said, one awesome squeezy hug and a Squee later she was laughing and laying her head next to mine.
“I love you eclipse… No matter what.” Well great, now something’s gonna happen!
“I love you too mist. Now go to bed before I have to play with your horn again.” Of course that didn’t work in my favor, now she’s smiling at me wide awake.
“Well, I’m not gonna say no to the opportunity to make you feel good.” I laughed.
“Kiddoooo.” Ugh is it really that time?
“Schools out.” What?
“Then why are you waking me up!” I rolled over to find him smiling at me, he already took his shower. As usual.
“I lied. Get up, time to go. Only today and tomorrow left and then Oh yay a weekend! Chamoan!” he smiled and laughed as he stood and left. Then brew came in and jumped onto my bed.
“Hey sleepy head. Must suck living with your teacher. Sick days don’t work.” Oh god she’s right!
“Brew, you are some kind of evil lady you know that?” She just laughed.
“Come on, you know I’m not all evil. I’m a good girl once you get past the years of repressed hatred and emotional conflicts.” Uh huh.
“I dunno brew. I think you’re a lot easier to figure out then that.” I sat up and looked at her.
“You just enjoy teaching.” She walked over with a huge smile on her face and hugged me.
“Your right, I love teaching and I love kids. But that doesn’t mean I won’t hurt you if you’re late.” She laughed and jumped off the bed.
“Your evil!” She had already left but…Oh well.
Eclipse was kind enough to wake me as per my request. Which sucked… We ended up sleeping in the wrong position! I can’t believe he didn’t stop till I told him too! Now my fur all over my butt is matted together! Ugh… It’s gonna take hours to scrub this funk off…Oh…My tail…
“Eclipseeee!” I tried sounding as pitiful as possible, A few minutes later he came up to the room wiping his hand with a towel.
“What’s up? I had to bid fare-thee-well to the kiddo.” I just smiled. This guy… I swear.
“Carry me to the shower?” He started laughing but still picked me up.
“May have been a bad idea to just sleep in everything huh.” I couldn’t stifle my laugh. It was a HORRIBLE decision, but I was exhausted.
“Well you could have moved me, but you most likely didn’t want to wake me.” He smiled as I started to nuzzle his neck. He has this one little spot just under his ear… Mhmhmm.
“My god your horrible…Stop that.” I just laughed as he place me in the shower.
“Want me to wash you as well princess?” I smiled.
“No, I was feeling lazy before but it’s okay now. You can stay and help if you want too though… Just throwing that out there.” He gave me a funny look for a minute before smiling taking off his jacket and rolling up the sleeves on his shirt.
“Oh yay! Our first group bathing session! Should we take a bubble bath and play tic-tac-toe on the walls with soap!?” He laughed. At least I can make him happy. Plus if he’s helping I don’t have to scrub my own butt. So awkward...
“On the road again! Just can't wait to get on the road again!” Brew was laughing at me the whole way. I didn’t care. I had this stupid song in my head! I was gonna sing it!
“The life I love is making music with my friends! And I can't wait to get on the road again! On the road again!” She was laughing so much that she started to choke, so I stopped singing. I don’t want to hurt her!
“You okay brew?” She stood a moment and caught her breath.
“Yes… I’m fine, that was just… Oh Light…You are just the most adorable child ever, you know this yes?” My cute had been weponized not once, but twice. I know.
“Yea, sorry about making you…Ya know… Die.” She just shook her head as we walked the rest of the way to school.
“Goin' places that I've never been! Seein' things that I may never see again!” She started laughing again