Celestia’s sun was now rising, giving the land light to this new day. Kasey awakes at dawn, like he always did. He rubs the night’s sleep from his eyes. The new rancher gets out of bed, puts his clothes on and heads out the door. The house is quiet, a little too quiet. ‘They do know that they need to be up early.’ He said to himself.
He looks down the staircase and notices that the light is on in the kitchen. ‘Well at least someone is up.’ He thought. Kasey makes his way downstairs and into the kitchen. Applejack was there making breakfast. She has not noticed that Kasey had just walked into the kitchen. He then clears his throat, startling the mare, “What in tarnation?!” Applejack said almost dropping a stack of pancakes.
Kasey chuckles, “Sorry about that.”
Applejack takes the stack and sets it in on the table. “Ah wasn’t expecting ya tah be up this early.” She says with a chuckle of her own. Kasey rolls his eyes, “I’m a farmer just like you, remember?”
Applejack blushed in embarrassment, “Oh yeah, right.” The two share a quick laugh. After the laugh, the two eat in silence. Kasey was the first to finish, “So Applejack, what is there you need me to do around here?” Applejack finishes the piece of pancake in her mouth, “Well, there ain’t nothin really fer yah to do aroun’ here. Why don’t you go into Ponyville and introduce yourself.”
Kasey pondered this for a second before he shrugged his shoulders and takes his leave. The walk to Ponyville was not too long and soon he saw the village he could assume was Ponyville. Before he made it to the edge of town, he saw a rather beautiful looking building off to his right. Upon closer inspection the building had a sign which read “Carousel Boutique.” Curious, Kasey walked into the building.
He opened the door and a bell sound rang out through the building for anyone inside to let them know he was there. The inside was clean and neatly organized. Fabrics and cloth were stored in various places while wonderfully styled clothes hung around pony manicanns.
A white mare, with an extravagant purple mane and tail, sitting at the sewing machine noticed Kasey and stopped what she was working on. She then got up and walked over to him.
As the mare got closer to Kasey, he could see that she was eyeing his clothing, which made him raise his brow a little. “Uh, good morning?” Kasey said as the mare walked around him, her eyes looking at every detail in his clothing before making eye contact with him. “Is something wrong?”
“Oh… No, nothing is wrong… your clothing reminds me of one of my friends.” Rarity said as she brought a hand to her chin.
“By any chance would that friends’ name be, ‘AppleJack’?” Kasey replied as he tilted his head a little.
Her eyes went a little wide at his words. “Yes… have you met her?” She said tilting her head just about as much as Kasey did.
“I have. My name is Kasey, by the way.” He said as he raised his hand to shake hers and making sure to keep the palm of his hand facing upwards.
“Where are my manners. I’m Rarity, and welcome to Carousel Boutique.” Rarity replied with her high up tone as she placed her hand on top of Kasey’s.
“It's a pleasure Miss Rarity.” Kasey said as they lightly gripped each others hands and did one gentle shake.
“Please, just Rarity. Now what brings you by and how did you meet AppleJack?” She said as a large smile came to her muzzle. Again the same shine that he saw before appeared around her too.
“Well, I met Applejack yesterday when I was brought to Ponyville. I was going to be doing work for her till i had a place of my own but she insisted that i go out and introduce myself to the townspeople, or ponies, in this case.”
Rarity clasped her hands together, “That is a wonderful idea, and I have just the ponies in mind that you should visit darling.”
Kasey raised an eyebrow at this, “And who might those be?” he asked
“Why my friends. You already met Applejack and me, so there are only four others left. They are; Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle.” Rarity replied.
“Do I re-”
“I insist deary.” Rarity interrupted. The closest pony is Pinkie Pie. I suggest you go see her before anyone else. That is, if she already doesn’t know you are here already.” She looks around. As if said pony was to pop out of the walls at any given moment.
“All right, I think that is enough for introductions. Now, if you ever need any new clothes, please do not hesitate to stop by.” Rarity said with a smile.
Kasey bowed, “I will keep that in mind.”
Kasey left the Carousel Boutique after looking around for some new clothing. Nothing was interesting at this time so he decided to go to the ‘Sugarcube Corner’ Rarity mentioned. She said that it would be down the road on the left hand side. It looked like a giant gingerbread house.
True to the word, there it was, Sugarcube Corner. Just by looking at it, Kasey could have sworn he gained five pounds, and a cavity. He shrugged his shoulders and went inside. The inside was a lot different. It was a cozy little shop with chairs and tables. A counter on the far side with a display case full of sweets. Behind the counter was a pink pony. Pink fur and a shade darker of pink mane and tail.
Her back was turned to him as she was preoccupied with something. Kasey made his way to the counter when suddenly the mare spun around, “HI!” She screamed with joy.
This sudden shout caused him to stumble backwards and fall onto his back.
“Oh my gosh, I am sooooo sorry!” The pink pony said as she hopped over the counter.
Kasey’s world was spinning as his vision was filled with pink and blue.
“IknewsomeponywasnewandtheywouldbecominghereandIwantedtosurprisethembutIdidn’tmeanforittogothisfar. Canyoupleaseforgiveme?” She said a mile a minute.
“What?” Kasey said as his vision stabilized.
The mare reaches out and offers a hand to help him up. Kasey takes it and soon was on his feet. The pink pony takes a step back and smiles, “I’m really sorry for making you fall. I only wanted to scare you a little.” She giggles a little at the end.
“I’m Pinkie Pie!” She exclaims with a little jump for joy.
Kasey paid attention as he saw the sparkles dance across her face. There was no mistaking it now. The other worldly farmer has seen that before and there was only one reason why they are there now.
“Are you okay?” Pinkie asked.
Kasey shook his head and snapped out of his trance., “I’m fine, sorry about that. My name is Kasey.”
The pink mare jumped for joy, “Welcome to Ponyville, Kasey!”
Kasey had a little sweat drop down as he put on an awkward smile, ‘This mare seems to be full of energy’ He thought to himself.
The pink ball of energy gasped as if she was offended by some unknown force, “Oh my gosh! This means I get to throw you a welcome to Ponyville Party! YAAAY!”
Before Kasey could grasp what was transpiring around him, he found himself outside the building. Pinkie Pie shut and locked the door behind him.
“What?” Was all Kasey could say.