Chapter 1 -To respect her wish. (done cosmetic change in appearance and name in main OC, his personality however - does NOT change)
The wagon was steadily headed towards a village of Ponyville. The sun was just rising, blessing everything with its warmth. As the sun rose it was greeted with humming from stallion. He did not posses height of a grown earth pony, however, judging by his lack of horn and wings - he must have been one.
His coat, which glistened from sweat, was ocean blue with white socks on each leg. His white mane was long and wavy, trying to shake off sweat from it he flailed his head from left to right. He opened his right eye to bask in the glorious morning and his gray iris greeted the Sun. Upon his flank there was a mark, scattered scrolls and a book. After a short break to admire the landscape he adjusted his glasses and returned to travel along the road again.
"uhh... Dad?" came the voice from inside.
"Oh, Good morning sleepy head," responded stallion, smiling " Did you sleep well?"
Young filly jumped outside. Stretching herself, making satisfying crack sound from her legs to her wings. She had pure white coat, her light blue mane was long and loose. She brushed her mane so it won't look unkempt. She did not have cutie mark, like her father did. After finishing, she trotted to her parent's side. fixing the gaze of two golden yellow eyes onto village in the distance.
"Uh-huh! Only my neck kind of hurts... Are we near this Punyville?" asked young pegasus.
"Yes, we are just arriving there, my dear. And Vi, it's called Ponyville" responded stallion with a chuckle. His daughter smiled and trotted slightly faster towards their destination.
"Now, now. Please don't go ahead too far! ...Yet..." sighed parent "We are still before breakfast, so before you go ahead and explore... Let's go buy something from the market."
As soon as he finished his sentence, he noticed they stopped before a pink pony. Oddly , she had huge grin on her face and she looked as she was expecting something. Trying to greet her, colt opened his mouth, but was cut out by that stranger.
"HAI THERE! My name is Pinkie Pie!" Pinkie Pie bursted out, with a huge smile still present on her face. "I was just there sitting in park, and then suddenly Dashie comes and says 'Hey Pinkie! There's some new ponies coming to town.' and then I'm like *gasp*, and then *swoosh*, and
now..." Pinkie paused, after rapid portion of words coming out from her mouth.
Soon after, she reached for the alley, and pulls a contraption similar to a cart, but with trumpets, flags, and oven. She presses the button, and as soon as she does so, music starts playing.
Bouncing from side to side, doing some strange dance, she sings:
Welcome, welcome, welcome
A fine welcome to you!
Welcome, welcome, welcome
I say how do you do?
Welcome, welcome, welcome
I say hip, hip hurray!
Welcome, welcome, welcome
to Ponyville todaaa-aay!
Pinkie finishes singing with a slide, on her back legs, towards stallion and filly.
Noticing that stallion was about to say something she instantly cuts him off saying trough her teeth, while not breaking smile, "Wait for it!".
Not a second later streamers and confetti bursts trough the tubes and small 'ding' is followed with appearance of freshly baked cookies from the oven.
"COOKIES!? Aww... I almost got it this time!" Pinkie Pie returned her gaze to the newcomers, soon her disappointment was gone as she saw giggling filly, laughing hard on ground.
"Oh my..." stammered the colt "This is most certainly weirdest and also most cheerful welcoming I have ever had!"
"I am glad you've liked it!"
"Where are my manners! My name is Mavis. And this little angel is..." said Mavis, pointing his hoof at small filly.
"I'm Victoria!" small pegasus said happily, while bouncing around her dad.Victoria's gaze trailed off towards tray with cookies, scent was overwhelming, she could almost taste them. She finally let temptation win.
"Uh, dad... Can I have one cookie?" Victoria pleaded with her most adorable eyes.
Questioning look came to his face as he glanced at Pinkie Pie.
"Of course silly! They are for you after all!" giggled Pinkie.
Victoria made her way towards strange oven and grabbed one of the cookies with her mouth, smiled and said 'thank you'.
"Miss Pinkie Pie, if it's not a problem, I would be very grateful if you could point us to the market-"
"Of course I can! Just follow me! Oh, and call me Pinkie! Everypony calls me Pinkie!"
Strapping himself again to his wagon, Mavis fallowed his newly met acquaintance. On his way towards, what seemed like, East .Along his way, he was bombarded with series of questions from Pinkie.
"You've moved here all the way from Vanhoover?! Wow, that's a long way!"
"Yes, so it seems. But I've done so, just for her"
"Her? You mean your daughter?" Curiosity crept on Pinkie's face.
"No, I've moved here just because my wife wanted to raise our daughter in her hometown" Mavis responded to Pinkie's question, smiling while look at distance without focusing his gaze at anything. "And I did it to... Respect her wish."
"Huh? Your wife? that's weird... I thought I knew everypony in Ponyville... Not to mention they would've told me about their weddings..." thought Pinkie aloud
"I would be surprised if you knew her," said Mavis, while chuckling.
"Why?" Asked Pink pony, smiling "I am living in ponyville since..." bringing her best thinking face, Pinkie began to calculate only to be interrupted by her companion.
"Umm... Pinkie, I am 32 winter wrap up's old..." Mavis cut her train of thoughts.
After those words, Pinkie's mouth fell open. Then she looked down and studied colt before her from his hooves then slowly scanning him up.
"But you look so young! I would have guessed you were like... two wrap-ups older than me!" Pinkie giggled Cheerfully.
"I get that a lot," Mavis laughed at her remark "So this is Ponyville's market?" asked Mavis, surprised it was so lively.
Leaving wagon behind wasn't the easies decision for Mavis, but Pinkie convinced him, after some time, that nothing would happen to his belongings. As 'she knew everypony here, and trusted they wouldn't try to do anything funny!'.
In the middle of market, Pinkie suddenly gasped and excused herself with 'I need to go, there is so much to do! I'll see yah later!' and took off that fast, she left trail of dust behind her.
Mavis browsed large variety of goods, mostly vegetables and fruits. While Victoria stayed near their belongings, saying she will be like 'one of those royal guards!'.
After 20 minutes, Mavis returned to his wagon, to see his brave 'soldier' ditching her duty to watch birds that sat on branch, and sang playfully. He rested his saddlebags he took some apples out of it, and gave some of them to Victoria.
"You would've not believe me, but the mare that sold me this apples grows them here, in Ponyville!She also says their apples are best ones in whole Equestria, and I must say ..."Mavis reached for the apple and took a bite "She is absolutely right~!"
"Wow, they taste different than those from shops in our old place! Delicious!" Agreed his daughter, and continued "So, what after breakfast dad? Are we moving to new home now?"
"Well, I was lucky enough to meet the mayor of the town, while I was shopping, she told me she will send her assistant any minute to us, to complete whole moving in paperwork. I love this town already, everypony is so friendly!"
After few minutes, and apples. A pegasus mare landed near them, by her formal attire, glasses. She must have been working in office. After short greetings she pulled bunch of papers from her saddlebags.
"Well then mister... Mavis V. Arcane?" Major's assistant asked politely, receiving a nod in response. "I must ask you to sign: here, here, here, .... here and here" Instructed him. After signing, she packed her documents back to her saddlebags, instructed him to when he can pay rest of his mortgage, And took off to city hall.
Strapping himself back to wagon, Mavis took off to his new house. Victoria stayed near him, skipping happily to their new home. Nothing could surprise them ... right?
(A/N: Well then, here comes nothing. I wanted to tell this story to everypony out there for some time, it was random inspiration moment, but after some time i came to like this story myself. hopefully my writing skills will get better. this is my 1st fic I'm trying to write, and having English as my second language it kind of gets difficult with some words and describing. But hey, you live and you learn, or something like that.
And no, Mavis is NOT a single father, and he WILL NOT have an affair with mane six or any other ponies, as for his wife - Patience, soon all will be revealed.
there will be some giggles later, but for now I wanted to introduce his arrival to Ponyville. Some cliché beginning, I know - But I like it. Well then, ALLONS-Y with your opinions, everyone is a critic!: ) ).