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Before the Friendship Games: Sunny Flare - CapNTilfy

Sunny Flare lives a perfect life...so why is she struggling? Book Two of The Crystal Prep Chronicles: Before the Friendship Games

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Alleviating Boredom

Author's Note:

Three days until the Friendship Games.

Sunny woke up feeling refreshed. I guess I won't be giving anyone hell to pay after all. she thought with a smile. She got dressed and headed downstairs. "Good morning!" she said.

"Good morning!" said her parents.

"Sounds like you got a good night's sleep!" said Stellar.

"Thankfully, yes." said Sunny. "I feel better already." she smiled. "I feel like I could seize the day easily!"

"That's good to hear!" said Glaze.

"Well, I should be off. I don't want to keep the bus waiting!" she said as she closed the door.

Sunny sprinted to the bus stop and made it with seconds to spare. She wiped some sweat off her brow and breathed a sigh of relief as she found a seat and sat down. That may have been a but too close for comfort. She closed her eyes and threw her head back, relaxing as the bus took her to Crystal Prep.

Once the bus had stopped, Sunny stepped out and entered the school. She looked around the halls and sighed. Hmm. Doesn't seem to be anything noteworthy going on right now...might as well get to class.


After her class, Sunny roamed the hallways until she heard two familiar voices. That sounds like Twilight Sparkle and Lemon Zest... she leaned over and heard the two talking. Might as well stick around. I might be able to have some fun after all...

Once Twilight and Lemon finished their conversation, Sunny couldn't help but laugh as she stepped out into plain view.

"Sunny Flare?" said Lemon, surprise on her face.

"Ahahahahaaa...Oh, man. I haven't laughed like that in a while." said Sunny. And have I ever needed it. she thought.

"What's so funny? ...And while it's fresh in my mind, why the hell have you been giving me funny looks all this time?!" demanded Lemon.

"One: You and Twilight. Two: You're cute when you're paranoid." said Sunny.

Lemon blinked. "Are you hitting on me?"

Sunny Flare smirked. "What do you think?"

Lemon let out a frustrated grunt. "Enough with the bullshit, Sunny Flare. Just spit it out. What do you want?"

Sunny sighed. "Fine. You're no fun. I just want you to know that your friendships with Twilight Sparkle and Sour Sweet are temporary, at best."

Lemon blinked. "Wait, what?"

Sunny rolled her eyes. "Oh, come on, Ms. 'herd mentality'."

Lemon gasped. "You heard my whole rant?"

Sunny grinned widely. "I wouldn't be surprised if at least half the school heard it. Look, my point is that during the so-called Friendship Games, we'll all be friends until the end. Of the Friendship Games, that is. I'm sure there's a good chance we'll all throw each other under a bus 'every goddamn time we get the chance', but-"

"Stop quoting me, it drives me crazy when you pull that shit!" growled Lemon.

Sunny smiled. "You like to deprive me of my fun, don't you? I thoughtIwas the designated school sadist."

"Just get to the fucking bottom line already!" snapped Lemon.

Sunny sighed with a smile on her face. "Did I mention you're cute when you're pissed?"

"Okay. I'm done." Lemon started to walk away before Sunny grabbed her by the arm. "What?! If you have something to say, just say it!"

"All right, all right!" said Sunny. "Bottom line: We'll all only be friends during the 'Friendship Games'. What you have going on with Sour Sweet and Twilight won't last beyond that."

"You're a cynic, Sunny Flare." said Lemon.

"And don't you forget it, sweetie." Sunny smiled as she let go of Lemon's arm. "Hmph. 'Friendship is magic.' That nonsense is for little girls. We're teenagers, we've moved beyond that point."

"Yours must be a sad and lonely existence, Sunny." said Lemon.

Sunny barked a laugh. "Oh, please!" she said. "If anyone's existence is sad and lonely, it's most likely Sour Sweet's!"

"You don't know what she's been through." Lemon said through clenched teeth.

"But you know I'm not far off the mark." said Sunny.

"That's. Not. The. Point." said Lemon, her face reddening.

The bell rang, and Sunny Flare darted to her class. I needed that more than I thought I did... she thought as she entered her next class.


Sunny left her class. So where do I go from here? she thought. I don't have an appointment with Crystal Clarity, and I don't know where Lemon is... Sunny rolled her eyes. What am I saying? I'm a bitch, not a stalker. she made a sputtering noise. It's times like this that make me wish this school had someone who's all about parties. Damn near everyone here is boring. She sighed. Bored, bored bored... With nothing else to do, Sunny shrugged and went to her next class.


Sunny exited the classroom. You know, at this point having a blackout might just be preferable to the boredom I'm suffering right now... She put the palm of her hand to her face and dragged it down to her chin. "So. BORED!" she said, nearly yelling.

"You could always masturbate." said Sugarcoat, who was nearly a foot behind her.

Sunny yelped and jumped, caught off guard not only by Sugarcoat but her suggestion to alleviate boredom. "You shouldn't say that in public!" she snapped.

"I just did." Sugarcoat said, smiling faintly. "Last time I checked, that wasn't a crime. At least, not in a high school."

Sunny opened her mouth as if to say something, then closed it. She opened it again, only to close it again a second later.

"You don't look like you're bored anymore." said Sugarcoat.

Sunny blinked, then sighed.

"You're welcome!" said Sugarcoat as she walked off to her next class.

Sunny rolled her eyes as she watched Sugarcoat get further and further away, then shook her head slowly. I swear, sometimes I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots...and yet, she did distract me from my boredom. Even if only momentarily. I suppose I should move on with my day just to get it over with. "'You could always masturbate'..." she muttered under her breath, shaking her head and rolling her eyes again as she went to her next class.