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Who would've thought that being at the wrong place at the wrong time would bring something so surreal.

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Lil' Miss Rarity

Lil’ Miss Rarity
November 7th, 2012

For a while I cut in between houses that acted as little shortcuts to Carousel Boutique. The sun was much higher in the sky and I figured somebody would be out and about by now. Sure enough, there was a stallion walking along the side of the street. The stallion didn't notice me at first, but he eventually did and stopped right in his tracks. He looked at me and I looked right back. I looked down at the ground for a quick second and spoke to him.

"Hey you." I said. "D'oh, I should've said hi." I quickly said to myself.

The stallion let out a startled yell and darted off into the other direction before I had a chance to explain myself. I tried to pursue him, but he was much more faster than me and outran me. Damn little thing is fast. With that failure of a greeting out of the way, I focused on Carousel Boutique once again.

At first I got turned around and had to find my exact path again, but I regained my direction. Some minutes later, I saw the building that Rainbow Dash described. I approached the building and sure enough there was a sign that read Carousel Boutique. The architecture and design of the building looked very high end and fancy. Rarity must be a rich pony. Casually, I walked to the front door and knocked. I waited for a minute and knocked harder this time, and still no answer.

"Either she's sleeping or not home." I said.

I then turned my back and began to walked away. After I took four steps, I heard a muffled sound from behind me. It sounded like some sort of undulating energy with a little twinkle sound effect. As I turned around, the doorknob began to turn and the door opened, revealing a mare with a white coat and a swirly purple mane.

"Oh, please forgive me, I couldn't hear your knocks over the sound of my sewing machine. What can I do for y-y-y-YOUUUUAAAHHHHH." screamed Rarity as she slammed the door like the way Fluttershy did.

I also noticed her accent. It was a British accent I believe.

"British ponies? This outta be good." I said, mentally. "Hey, i'm not gonna eat you or anything. i just wanted to say hi." I said.

"Ah! Go away beast! Shoo, shoo!" Rarity ordered.

These choice of words sparked an idea. I decided to tug on her heartstrings a little bit.

"Beast?" I replied in a sad voice.

"W-well. No! I didn't mean to say that." Rarity said.

"No, no, I understand. You or nopony will ever like me." I said in a depressed voice while faking some sniffles. "Here I go." I said in a pseudo breaking voice.

I drooped my neck and head forward and slowly walked away. The door opened and Rarity pursued me.

"Wait! Please don't go! I-I didn't mean to be such a brute. Please come back." Rarity pleaded.

I quickly changed my mood and tone to more happy and cheerful.

"Nah, i'm just pulling on your heartstrings." I revealed.

"Oh thank goodness. Forgive my choice of words. I was a little frightened at first." Rarity said.

"Little? You were like: "Ohhh, go away foul beast, ohhhh." I said in a mockingly british accent.

"Okay, maybe I was being a little dramatic." Rarity admitted. "Where are my manners? Would you like to come in?" Rarity asked.

"Sure." I said as I followed her inside Carousel Boutique. "So I take it you're Rarity, right?" I asked.

"Yes, that is me." Rarity said with a flip of her mane.

"Charmed. My name is Caleb." I introduced.

"What an interesting name." Rarity said.

As both of us walked inside the Boutique, I took notice of all the pony mannequins and articles of clothing and dresses everywhere. When she went to close the door, I heard that weird energy sound again and it was much more louder, almost as if it were right behind me. I turned around to inspect and it was Rarity. She had a horn on her head that was causing this light blue aura to surround it and the door knob. This caused me to react with great bewilderment.

"WOAH!" I shouted, causing Rarity to flinch.

"What? What is it?" Rarity asked.

"That horn on your head?! Are you a unicorn?" I asked.

"Why yes I am. Have you ever seen one before?" Rarity asked.

"Not at all. I mean, i've heard about them in mythology and fairy tales, but not in person." I said.

"Well this is a first for you than." Rarity said.

"You have no idea! Also, what is that blue stuff that comes out of your horn?" I asked.

"That would be magic. It's a unicorns unique ability. Here, watch." Rarity said before demonstrating her ability.

She turned the blue aura back on her horn and the doorknob. Without the movement of a muscle, she closed the door with her magic.

"Holy crap. That is what I call cool!" I said.

"Oh, it's really nothing. By the way, would you like a drink?" she asked.

"No thanks, i've already had something to have today at Applejacks and Fluttershy's place." I said.

"You know them too?" she asked.

"Yep. Very nice ponies." I said.

"I agree with you on that." Rarity said.

"What's with all the dresses all over the place? It's a mess in here." I asked.

“Ah yes, I have this big order of dresses that need to be finished on a tight schedule.” Rarity said.

“Well, I can assure you they are quite well designed. The ponies who ordered this should be quite pleased with your work” I said.

"Oh, you're too kind." Rarity said.

"Rarity, you wouldn't happen to know where your two other friends live?" I asked.

"Why do you wish to meet them?" she asked.

"You see, I arrived here in this world and couple days ago and i'm just trying to make friends. Ponyville seems like a pretty good start." I said.

"I see. Who are you wanting to meet?" Rarity asked.

"First I met Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and then you. So that narrows it down to the last two." I said.

"That would be Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle. They live here in Ponyville as well." Rarity said.

"Excellent! I have a map here so you can show me where they live." I said as I took out the map and placed it on Rarity's work table.

"Okay, let's see....." Rarity trailed off while clicking her tongue.

"What'cha got?" I asked.

"Pinkie Pie lives here at Sugarcube Corner and Twilight lives at the Ponyville Library." Rarity informed while pointing at the locations on the map.

"Alright, thanks Rarity." I thanked. "I should probably get going now, you seem to have your hands full with the dresses." I said, unaware of my mistake.

"Hands?" Rarity asked.

"Argh! I meant to say hooves! Why does this new phrasing so hard for me?" I said.

The mistake sent Rarity into a short laughing fit before calming down a short time later.

"Oh, don't worry, you'll get used to it." Rarity said.

"Not fast enough." I replied. "But as I was trying to say, good luck with the dresses and everything. It was nice to meet you." I said.

"You too Caleb. You seem like a very polite and sophisticated individual." Rarity said.

"Thanks." I replied.

"And you can also add me on your list of friends as well." Rarity said.

"Really?" I asked.

"Sure, I don't see why not." Rarity said.

I smiled back at Rarity in response.

"See ya, Rarity." I said.

"Goodbye, darling." she responded.

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