Sweetie Belle was awoken by a sharp pain in her face. She shook the sleep out of her eyes and looked up to see Walker standing over her with a shovel. She shook her head and laid back down.
"Time to get up," Walker said flatly. Sweetie looked up at him once again with a confused look on her face. "Time to work," He said. Sweetie looked back at the ground. 'They're going to make me work?' She though. While she had expected to do some favors for them she didn't expect them to just flat out use her as slave labor or something. Sweetie suddenly felt a sharp pain in the back of her head. "We don't got all-day kid," Walker said sounding very impatient.
"Alright! Alright!" Sweetie exclaimed as she struggled to her hooves. Walker attempted to grab her hoof but, he was quickly denied as Sweetie batted his hoof away. "Don't touch me," Sweetie said with surprising bravado. But unfortunately, any courage she had disappeared as she was quickly rewarded with another hard hit from the shovel. "Fuck you" Sweetie muttered under her breath. Before she had time to think about what she said, A very hard hit to her ribs knocked her to the ground.
"Don't be smart with me," Walker said. Sweetie rolled her eyes and went to push herself to her hooves but when she pushed a sharp pain shot through her ribs. Walker hadn't hit her again so what was the problem? And then it hit her. He had re-aggravated the fractured rib that Rarity had given her a few weeks prior. Despite the intense pain she still forced herself to her hooves. "You alright kid?" Walker said sounding surprisingly sincere. Sweetie was thoroughly confused by his sudden change of heart.
"Fine?" Sweetie said. Still very confused.
Her confusion ended when she was yet again smacked with the shovel. "Don't care," Walker said with a laugh.
"Walker!" Sweetie Belle looked up to see Stormy Seas in the doorway giving Walker a death stare. "Don't fucking kill the kid!" He exclaimed seemingly releasing his anger. Walker took a step back and shook his head.
"Sorry, She was being smart with me," Walker said sounding not even a little sorry. Stormy Seas rolled his eyes and let out an exasperated sigh.
"Whatever. Let's just get going" Stormy Seas said as he turned and left the dark room. Sweetie looked up to see Walker giving her a hateful glare.
"You stupid fucker," Walker said, his voice dripping with venom. He gave Sweetie one swift quick before he left the room. Sweetie staggered backward before catching her balance. She sat there for a second trying to catch her breath which was hard when it hurt to breathe. When she eventually caught her breath, She left the small dark room and found herself in a narrow hallway. She looked around for a second before she saw Stormy Seas poke his head into the hallway.
"Coming?" He said sounding very impatient. Sweetie just nodded her head and slowly trotted down the somewhat eerie hallway. The hallway came to an end at a little office space which was rather cluttered. "This place is rather dirty wouldn't you say, Walker?" Stormy Seas said. Sweetie knew what was coming.
"Yes. It has been a while since we cleaned it." Walker said with a grin on his face. Sweetie tried to look on the bright side of the situation. She only had to clean an office. But her moment of relief quickly faded as she realized that this was just the beginning of what they would do to her.
"I think Silver Heart here would like to clean it for us. Isn't that right Silver? Stormy Seas asked mockingly. Sweetie just nodded she really didn't want to see the consequences of defying her orders.
"Well ain't she gracious" Walker added with a laugh. Sweetie barely heard a word of what they said, She had zoned out trying to find some sort of happy place. She didn't even notice them staring at her.
"Why don't you get started then?" Stormy Seas almost commanded. Sweetie didn't know where to start but, she also didn't want to find out what would happen if she did nothing so, she reluctantly started to try her best to organize the mess of papers on the bigger desk. She assumed that this desk belonged to Stormy Seas due in large part to the size. She assumed that Stormy Seas was the boss of whatever underground operation they were apart of so it would make sense for him to have a bigger desk. For the most part, it was not to hard to figure out where everything went. Stormy Seas could have done this on his own in less than fifteen minutes but, then what would they have Sweetie do?
It didn't take Sweetie long to finish cleaning the cluttered desk. But, as she took one good look at Walker's desk she realized that she had her work cut out for her. She sighed and slowly made her way over to the adjacent desk and slowly started to organize the mess of documents and newspapers that were scattered about the desk. One newspaper caught her eye just by the headline she knew what it was about. 'Ponyville filly reported missing!' She sat there staring at the headline for what felt like an eternity.
Sweetie's trance was broken by Stormy Seas laughing and saying. "Why don't we let her keep that one. What do you say, Walker?" Sweetie looked up at the two of them looking at her with evil smiles. Why do they smile so much?
"If she can find a way to read in the dark. Then I don't see a problem with it" Walker added giving another chuckle. Sweetie shook her head and sat the newspaper to the side. Maybe if they ever gave her a light in that room she would read it.
After a few more minutes of hard work, Sweetie Belle finally finished her cleaning. But, she made one last mistake. She accidentally bumped into the desk that belonged to Stormy Seas. She didn't think anything of it until she heard a sickening shatter. Her head whipped around to see a picture lying face down on the desktop. She looked back a Stormy Seas with a horrified expression.
"I-I'm sorry" Sweetie managed to blurt out. But, judging by the look on his face she knew that there was pretty much nothing she could do. Suddenly Stormy Seas' horn started to glow and Sweetie started to back up. He blasted her with a beam of magic. Sweetie Belle flew backward hitting the desk on her way causing her body to twist painfully in the air before she slammed into a wall. Despite being dizzy and in extreme pain Sweetie somehow managed to go get to her hooves.
"You need to learn to be careful with other people's things," Stormy Seas said in a painfully calm tone. Sweetie looked back at him with a terrified expression. "What? I suppose you are going to tell me your sister will save you with her little fashion army" He said with a laugh. "They can't catch me" Sweetie was pretty sure Walker was starting to get freaked out at this point. "You're precious sister can't help you now!" He yelled. Sweetie tried to stop herself from becoming angry at the statements. "She can't find you," He said with a plain psychotic look on his face.
"NO! She won't come find me. She is the reason I'm in this damn situation!" Sweetie fired back. Stormy Seas and Walker looked at each other with confused glances.
"Excuse me?" Stormy Seas said still just as confused. Sweetie looked up at them with a sad expression.
"When my parents died a month ago, My sister started drinking and forgetting about me. So, I tried to get her attention but it just made her angry at me and she started hitting me" Sweetie said, choking back tears. She hadn't expected to tell these two literally anything about her life, Let alone almost vent to them.
Stormy Seas looked at Walker before saying. "You had to get one with emotional baggage?" Sweetie should be happy at that statement because it could give hope that they would get someone else but, in that situation, she wasn't sure what they would do with her.
"You know what they say, sir. The more baggage they have the better they cry" Walker said with a wink. Sweetie cringed that was one of the worst things she could have heard. Sweetie started to feel a little dizzy. She reached back and put her hoof to her injured rib. She felt liquid and an odd lump in her skin. She brought her hoof back into her line of sight and gasped when she saw blood. She looked back at her ribcage and saw the sheer amount of blood that was coming out of her. She stared at the lump that was in her chest for a long moment before it hit her. 'That's my rib' Sweetie looked back up and passed out.