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Chapter 3

Sunset sighed as she climbed back up the ladder, glancing down at the paint smeared plastic coating that covered everything else in the room. I am totally going to need a bath after this...I just hope that this paint looks as well dry as the sample did! She thought as she began to focus on one part of the ceiling, humming to herself.

She was so preoccupied that she didn't even notice how long that she had been working until she heard something behind her. Turning her head slightly she saw that Celestia had entered the room.

“You got quiet I thought I would check on you.”

Sunset smirked slightly as she turned back toward her task as she responded:

“I'm fine, it's just taking me a while. My back still hurts a bit when it's overworked. Muscles take longer to heal evidently.”

Sunset didn't want to think about the past, not right now, now that she had someplace that she knew was free of judgment....At least most of the time.

“Don't overdo it. I know you want to get it done and decorated how you want it but it won't be worth it if you can't move tomorrow.” Celestia warned though the teen only waved her off.

“I'll be careful, I promise.”

Is this what it is like having a mom? I mean she nags at me more than the Princess or my aunt did! Sunset wondered, the thought alone causing heat to rise into her face. Stop it Sunset Shimmer, just stop. You can't think things like that without getting a dumb idea....Which you've been doing a lot of lately. Even under the Magic's control, you were stupid...Teenage Army? How about a army of squirrels

next time? They'd be more dangerous! They might have rabies at least!

Sighing she turned her attention back to the paint, taking note of the rich, magenta color as she did so. At least the paint looks as bright as promised. I am so sick of pure white everything. Like seriously...Would it have killed someone to let me paint my own room?

Sighing she glanced around the half-completed room, wondering if she could convince Celestia to let her chance the carpeting as well. Maybe a yellow color would work with the walls and not clash? I mean...I always was a fan of brighter tones. Not that I really cared what I lived in when I came here.

“Sunset Take a break and come eat something!”

The sudden sound of her name being called in the distance caused her to jolt out of her thoughts, causing her arm to hit the bucket of paint, sending it toppling toward the floor. Sunset, by instinct, reached out to grab it, only for her foot to slip as some of the paint had splashed on the step.

Celestia heard the sound of a crash, causing her to instantly bolt up the stairs and into the girl's room, only to find Sunset laying on her back on the covered mattress, her clothing covered in paint and a dazed look on her face.

“Are you alright? What happened?”

Shaking her head to clear her thoughts Sunset sighed and sat up, blushing as it dawned on her what had happened.

“yeah, I'm fine...Although I think I'll accept your offer to help though.” said the former pony before sighing “Do you think I could go grab a shower before Lunch? I really don't want this crap drying in my hair.”

I am not telling Celestia what happened! I am not making her feel bad for startling me and making me fall. She has been so nice about all of this and she's been so caring when she didn't have to be. I need to find a way to make it up to her, not worry her to death!