“Twilight! I can explain!”
Laughing Stock chased his infuriated wife through the front door of the home they shared. With tears in her eyes, she turned to her husband, who was the reason behind her frustrations.
“Explain?! You think I need you to explain?! I have eyes Laughing Stock, there is no reason to explain…I know what I saw…”
“But honey, it wasn’t what it looked like!”
“Do you honestly believe I'm that stupid?”
Twilight looked away from her very special somepony. She had never been betrayed like this, she didn’t know what to do.
“Please Laughing Stock, tell me why you did it...”
“You really want to know?”
The jilted mare nodded.
“I did what did because I'm WEAK! You have no idea how hard I’ve tried to stay faithful, but it’s impossible! Have you even seen this place? It’s FULL of them!”The comedian reminded his wife it was her fault he strayed from the path.
“How do you figure that? I wasn’t the one cheating!”
“You cut me off!” Laughing Stock smashed his hoof on the kitchen table, hanging his head in disgust. “Damn it Twilight, stallions have NEEDS! We have primal urges and when our primary source for those urges has been disrupted, we are forced to look elsewhere.”
“My brother was right about you! He warned me that you would do this to me eventually!”
Laughing Stock chuckled.
“I’m not surprised…he does it too.”
Twilight jaw dropped.
“How dare you! HOW DARE YOU SLANDER MY BROTHER! He would never cheat!“
“You think your brother is so perfect. Such an angel…well newsflash, sweetheart! Where do you think I got the idea?”
Laughing Stock nodded, which made the unicorn slump down onto the couch. Her world was falling apart around her.
“So where do we go from here, Laughing Stock? What do we do now?”
“I vote we go back to normal. Go back to the way things were before they got out of hoof.”
Sitting up, Twilight glared at her husband.
“So you expect me to forget this whole thing ever happened, just like that?” She rolled her eyes, falling back onto a pillow. “I…I don’t think I can. You hurt me too much.”
“Come on, nopony else knows! It's a secret between you, me and Pinkie."
“Don’t even get me started on her! That…that…homewrecker!”
The angry mare threw a pillow across the room as she rolled off the couch. In her rage, she toppled over a cart with books waiting to be stacked on their shelves. Laughing Stock cautiously walked over to his very special somepony.
“Now Twilight, it’s not her fault. I…I asked her to do it.”
“She should have known better! She knew what we were doing, but she went behind my back anyway.” Twilight pushed her husband away, walking toward the bay window, she thought about what her evening would be like if the tragic events from earlier didn’t happen.
“She's my best friend…did you honestly think I would never find out?”
“Yes…I thought if Pinkie and I were careful, we could get away with it. I was doing something bad, but it felt so good...then the thrill of the chase was gone.”
He grabbed his wife’s shoulders, gently spinning her around.
“Before to long, the guilt started to set in. The more I saw Pinkie, the guiltier I began to feel.” Laughing Stock placed his hoof under his wife’s chin, carefully tilting her head back so he could gaze into her teary eyes. “Whenever I was with her Twilight, I wanted to be with you.”
“I…I don’t know if I can trust you anymore. How do I know you aren’t just telling me what I want to hear? How do I know you just aren’t going to cheat again?”
The stallion dropped to the floor, holding Twilight’s hooves in his.
“Twilight, I swear on Celestia’s name I will never cheat again! I realize know…I truly understand what it means be with you. If I have to sacrifice certain things, then so be it.”
“Oh Laughing Stock!”
Both ponies began to cry as they embraced each other.
“You were right! This whole situation was my fault! I never should have put you in a situation like that, I am the one who should be sorry.”
“No Twiley, I cheated because I was weak. You did what you did because your love for me is so strong. If only I had realized that sooner, this sticky situation could have been avoided.”
“Well, I suppose we are both at fault.” Twilight broke the hug and wandered to the middle of the living room. “I don’t know what to do now…how will we ever show our faces in town?”
Laughing Stock crept up behind his mare, easily sliding his forehooves around her.
“I don’t care what they think, and to be honest, I never have. I will walk to the center of town, I will shout from the roof tops, I AM A CHEATER! I’m sure they will understand. I guarantee you, many of them cheat as well. I mean, look at Mrs. Cake! I bet she cheats all the time!”
“Well, I suppose you’re right…maybe it’s best to bring this situation out into the world, instead of hiding it.”
“Look Twiley…I may not be proud of what I did…but I am willing to admit I screwed up. There comes a time in every stallion’s life, when he must look himself in a mirror and admit he made a mistake.”
He turned to his bride. Wiping the tears from her face, he asked if there was anyway she could forgive him.
“Yes, Laughing Stock. For better or for worse, remember? Many wives wouldn’t trust their husbands after this, but I have a feeling you are going to fly straight from now on, especially since I’m going to be watching you like a hawk.”
“If that’s what it takes, then so be it. Thank you honey…thank you.”
The married couple silently sat on the couch, still trying to wrap their heads around what just happened. Finally, Laughing Stock broke the ice.
“You know, I must admit…you have made this situation a bigger deal than it really is.”
“You cheated Laughing Stock, it is a big deal!”
The comedian rolled his eyes.
“It’s not like I slept with another mare, Twilight…I just cheated on my diet. Everypony does it.