Sunset Shimmer, Fluttershy, and Trixie were diligently working on making decorations for the Spring Fling. Not far away, Snips and Snails were inflating balloons.
"Hey Snips, who was that girl I saw you with last night?" Snails asked. "She's a real cutie."
"Heh, yeah, that's my new girlfriend. She's Neighponese. I think her family just moved here or something? She goes to a different school."
"You take your Neighponese girlfriend out for Korean food?"
"Yeah, she's always talkin' about kimchi, so I figure she must really be into it."
Fluttershy blinked. So did Trixie. Trixie turned to the boys and called out, "Sorry, you said she talks about kimchi a lot...when exactly does this come up?"
"Huh?" Snips asked. "Oh, uh..." He coughed. "Mostly when we're, uh, y'know...doin' it an' stuff."
"Who-hoa, Snips, you're gettin' some?" Snails chuckled. "Sweet!"
"Way more than I needed to know," Sunset muttered, even as Fluttershy's nose crinkled. Trixie, however, narrowed her eyes thoughtfully.
"And...again, none of my business, but..." Trixie pierced Snips with an intense gaze. "This 'girlfriend'...what exactly do you do together besides eating Korean food and, ahem, bedroom activities?"
"Mostly shopping," Snips said. "She likes fancy stuff. I buy her nice things, it seems to make her happy..."
Fluttershy looked away uncomfortably.
"As Trixie suspected," Trixie said quietly. She shook her head and turned back to her work.
"I feel bad for him," Fluttershy whispered.
"I know, right?" Trixie replied, covering a snicker. "But I guess what he doesn't know won't hurt him...maybe..."
Sunset frowned. "What am I missing here? Besides Snips getting taken by a gold digger?"
Fluttershy and Trixie exchanged a glance. "W-well," Fluttershy said, "Snips' girlfriend...isn't really interested in kimchi. At all."
"Lucky for her, Snips is too stupid to bother to learn Neighponese," Trixie added with a smirk.
* * * * *
As any high school student can tell you, the middle of April is a painful, torturous time. With over a month of school left to go, the weather turning warm, allergies running rampant, and no holiday breaks left to end the monotony, each day drags on into the next, each week an eternity until the sweet release of summer.
Kids get bored. Some kids, when bored, become lethargic.
Some kids, when bored, get silly.
Some kids, when bored silly, get weird.
So it was that on a late April day, Pinkie Pie snuck up behind her friend Rainbow Dash in the hallway during the break between classes. "Psst. Hey, Rainbow Dash!"
Rainbow turned her head, not breaking stride. "Yeah?"
Pinkie leaned in close. In a rushed, frantic whisper, she declared:
She then sped off down the hall, leaving Rainbow to stop short, blinking. "...huh?"
After a minute, Rainbow shook her head and kept going.
Applejack was right outside the door to her dreaded Physics class when Pinkie Pie sidled up to her, put her lips next to her ear, whispered "PUSSY FARTS!", and sidled away.
Applejack stared in the direction of the departing pink mass, chuckled, and headed for her desk.
Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle were working together in the library during study hall when Pinkie Pie dropped out of a ceiling vent, dangling from a grappling hook. As she dropped between their heads, she whispered, "Pussssyyyyyy faaaaaaaaaaaarts."
Then she zipped back up into the ductwork before Miss Cheerilee caught her.
Sunset and Twilight looked at each other in confusion, then up at the ceiling. Shrugging, they went back to their work.
In the Home Ec room, Rarity and two classmates were hard at work on a sewing exercise which, for Rarity, was beyond elementary. Without warning, Pinkie Pie leaned in through the nearest window. "Psst! Rarity!" Once she had Rarity's attention, she whisper-shouted, "Pussy farts!" She then disappeared as quickly as she had appeared.
Rarity blinked repeatedly, accidentally pricking herself with her needle.
"Your friend is weird," Lavender Lace said.
"Yes," Rarity said dryly. "Quite weird."
During afternoon break, Fluttershy was buying a snack from the vending machine when Pinkie slipped out from behind it, leaning into her face with a manic grin. "PUSSY FARTS, FLUTTERSHY!"
Fluttershy yelped, jumping back; after a moment, she blinked, her hand halfway to the coin slot. "Um. H-hi, Pinkie Pie. Umm...pussy farts to you too?"
Pinkie slipped away. Fluttershy watched her go. "Goodness," she said.
Then, as her candy bar dropped into the slot, she started to giggle.
* * * * *
The Rainbooms were hanging out at Twilight Sparkle's house. It was the weekend, and Velvet asked the girls to help move some of Shining Armor's old stuff to the attic for storage. Most of what they were hauling around was comic books and Ogres and Oubliettes stuff from his high school days. During a break, Rainbow Dash got bored and started going through some of the stuff.
While flipping through an old O&O session notebook, Rainbow suddenly let out a harsh bray of laughter. "Oh...oh my god!" She held up the notebook and read aloud, "'When the party arrived at Nut Shaven'... NUT SHAVEN?!" She tossed the book aside and curled in on herself, snickering wildly.
Twilight frowned. "What--let me see--" She picked up the notebook and thumbed through it, frowning. "Umm...I think that's supposed to be 'Nuts Haven'," she pronounced deliberately.
"Let me see?" Sunset took the notebook from Twilight and looked at it. She smirked. "Well yeah, it's obviously Nuts Haven, but really. What was your brother thinking when he decided to name the village in his campaign Nutshaven?"
Twilight rolled her eyes. "Well, my brother is kind of lame," she said with a giggle.