• Published 9th Jul 2020
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A New Life - TwilightLuna

For Twilight Sparkle, it was supposed to be an ordinary night of stargazing. Her discovery of a human, will change her life in ways she never thought possible.

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Chapter 4 - A Visit With Rarity

The morning sunlight streamed through the windows of the library and shined onto Andrew's face. Annoyed, he groaned and pulled the covers over his head to hide himself from the inevitability of having to get up. The softness of the covers and pillow would have lulled him back into further sleep but another one of his senses was stimulated. Taking in a few sniffs with his nose, it smelled something rich and butter...breakfast! As soon as that realization hit his brain, his stomach got the message and let out a rumble. Andrew guessed that was his cue to get up.

Grumbling, Andrew pushed the covers off of his face and then the rest of his body. After rubbing the sleep from his eyes, he reached over to the nightstand for his glasses and put them on. Sitting up, he swung his legs over the side of the bed and planted his feet on the cold wooden floor. Andrew then stood up and did a couple stretches to loosen his stiff arm and leg muscles. Looking over at Twilight's bed, he noticed that it had been made. After making his bed as well, Andrew got dressed and grabbed his jacket before heading downstairs.

Descending the stairs, Andrew saw Twilight sitting at her desk. A quill was hovering over a piece of parchment.

"Morning." Andrew put a hand to his mouth and let out a yawn. "Please tell me that Equestria has coffee."

"Good morning, Andrew. You're just in time. Spike will be finished making breakfast soon" Twilight paused in her writing and turned around on her stool to face the human with a smile.

"What are you working on by the way?" Andrew stopped himself. "Sorry, I didn't mean to be nosy."

"It's alright." Twilight chuckled. "I'm just finishing up a letter to Princess Celestia about you. She's been around longer than any pony I've ever known. I couldn't find any record of your species previously being in Equestria. I'm hoping that she can shed some light on your situation. If any pony would know about your species, it would be her."

"Do you think that she'll know how to send me back?" Andrew asked.

"I'm hoping so. She's the smartest pony that I know. Other than Starswirl the Bearded that is." Twilight thoughts went to her idol and she grinned as she turned around and went back to her writing. A few moments later, she placed the quill on the desk and rolled up the scroll with her magic.

"Did you sleep well last night? I hope the spare bed was alright." Twilight asked with a little concern in her voice. She got off the stool and approached Andrew.

Andrew walked next to her as they made their way to the kitchen. "Yes I did, thank you. The bed is a little short for a human but it was still comfortable."

"I'm glad." Twilight let out a sigh of relief. "Oh and yes, we do have coffee. I could use a cup myself." She said with a chuckle.

Andrew opened the kitchen door and followed Twilight inside. In the kitchen, Spike was standing on a wooden stool in front of the stove. His claws were holding a pan and spatula as he flipped pancakes. He was wearing a pink apron and a chef's hat. Now Andrew had seen everything. "Morning, Spike." He called out to Spike as he walked in.

Spike turned his head briefly before returning his cooking. "Morning, Andrew! You two are just in time. Breakfast will be ready in just a bit. There is coffee on the counter if you want any."

"Thanks Spike." Twilight said before padding over to the counter for the coffee maker. She filled a purple and a blue mug with coffee and lifted them over to the table with her magic as Andrew sat down at the table. He smiled and thanked her. Bringing the mug to his face, he blew away the steam from the hot liquid before and took a sip. Slowly the coffee started to help both of them feel more awake.

"Wow. This coffee is really good." Andrew said, taking another sip.

"I'm glad you like it. I get a supply of it from a local pony." Twilight remarked.

Before they knew it, Spike hopped off the stool carrying a serving tray containing a bottle of syrup, a bowl of berries, and a very tall stack of pancakes. After placing everything on the table, Spike took off his apron, placing it on the counter, and sat down at the table. "Everypony, dig in!"

"Thanks Spike. Everything smells great. You've outdone yourself again." Twilight remarked.

Andrew placed a small stack on his plate and poured on a generous amount of syrup on it, savoring the smell. Cutting off a section with his fork, he put it in his mouth. The flavor was rich and buttery with just a hint of cinnamon. It was the best he'd ever had!

"Remind me to never doubt the cooking skills of a dragon." Andrew remarked between eating more pancakes and sipping his coffee.

"Awww. You guys are too much." Spike said bashfully before finishing his stack of pancakes. "I'm going to go read a comic."

Stabbing the last bit of the pancakes with his fork, Andrew rubbed it in the syrup on his plate and put it in his mouth. After washing it down with the last of the coffee from his mug, he was full.

"I don't think I have room for anything else." Andrew said contently, sipping the last of his coffee and patting his stomach. "More coffee, Twilight?"

"Yes, thank you." She responded with a smile.

Andrew retrieved the coffee pot from the counter and poured more coffee into both of their mugs. "So, what do you have planned for today, Twilight?" Andrew asked, holding his refilled cup in his hands.

"Not too much today. I do have an appointment with Mayor Mare. Apparently, she needs my help re-organizing her filing cabinets again. Also, we don't know how long you will be here for, and from observing you, I assume that your species needs to wear clothing, correct?"

"That's correct. It's not only to keep us warm but primarily to protect our modesty. Where I'm from, it's against the law to go into public without any clothes on. You ponies have fur and tails which means wearing clothing is optional for you. We don't." Andrew rubbed the back of his neck hoping that Twilight would understand where he was going with this. He really didn't want to go into any further details than that.

"Yes, well that explains a lot. Thank you." Twilight's face reddened a little bit. "That's why I think that it would be a good idea to visit my friend Rarity at the Carousel Boutique. I'm sure she would be more than thrilled to make you some new clothes. While you're there, I can go see the Mayor."

Andrew thought about it for a moment before replying, "I guess you're right. I can't wear the same clothes forever. Some new ones would be nice. Washing the same ones every day doesn't make much sense. Speaking of which.." Andrew looked at his clothes and gave his shirt a sniff. "Yeah, that needs a wash soon. Speaking of which, I could use one as well."

Twilight chuckled, "Don't worry, we can wash those for you later."

"That's a relief. Before we go, do you mind if I grab a shower first?" Andrew stood up from his chair.

"Sure. Come down when you're ready."

After a hot shower, Andrew headed up to the loft to finish getting dressed. When he came up the loft, he noticed that Spike was sitting on Twilight's bed with his legs dangling over the edge. He was looking down at his feet like he was contemplating something important.

"Spike, if this is about last night, I don't really want to talk about it, alright?" Andrew paused before putting on his shoes and looked over at the dragon. Spike still didn't say anything. Andrew was starting to get a little annoyed until he finally spoke up.

Spike let out a long sigh. "Andrew, I'm really sorry about last night. I feel bad about attacking you. Please don't hate me.”

Andrew let out a sigh. “Look Spike, I don't hate you but I am still mad about what happened."

Spike kept looking at the floor silently.

"Spike, you almost set me on fire. That hurt a lot. Not to mention you scared Twilight when you did that." Andrew took a deep breath, trying to control his anger. "You didn't even give either of us a chance to explain what was going on. Instead you jumped right in and attacked me."

"I know. That's why I came up here before you left so that I could apologize again.

"Well, Twilight and I are about to head out. I'll tell you what. We'll talk about it when she and I get back, alright?"

"Alright. Thanks." Spike got off the bed and headed towards the stairs. He felt absolutely terrible for what he had done. He did it to protect someone that he cared about, not to be mean about it. The look on his face when he apologized told Andrew that. He wondered if he could stay mad at him forever? Is that what he wants to do here, keep pushing people away like he used to back home? Perhaps that should change.

"Spike?" Andrew said before Spike got to the stairs.

"Yeah?" Spike turned his head to look back at the human.

"Thanks for apologizing. It means a lot." Andrew gave him a small smile.

"No problem. See ya later." Spike said before walking down the stairs.

Andrew and Twilight stopped just outside of Rarity's shop, getting a closer look at it before they went inside. It looked like a very fancy establishment, tall with decorative pillars, and pony sculptures towards the top making it resemble a carousel. The front door was purple with two diamond-shaped windows on it. He couldn’t help shaking his head. These ponies and their puns. Ponyville. Golden Oak Library. What's next, Marehatten? No, he didn't want to jinx himself.

Figuring that he had stood outside long enough, Andrew walked up to the purple door and tried to open it but the door was locked. "Do you think she's home?"

"She should be. I hope that she didn't stay up all night working and we're waking her up." Twilight looked concerned but had an idea. "Try giving the door a few knocks."

Andrew gave the door a few knocks and then heard the door unlock followed by a cheery voice from the other side say, "Come in!."

"She must be open now,” Andrew muttered to himself, shrugging his shoulders. Twilight opened the door and heard the familiar bell chime. Andrew followed her. Inside, he was surprised by all the different shades of purple everywhere. This Rarity must really love this color he thought. To one side, there are what looked like beauty stations like at a salon, along with racks of clothes.

An alabaster unicorn with a stylish purple mane came out from behind a curtain and trotted towards Andrew. Her mane had a bounce to it with every step that she took. On her pure white fur, the only distinguishing feature on her was three blue diamonds as a cutie mark on her flank. Her eyes were closed as she gave what Andrew assumed was a long practiced speech she used to greet customers.

"Welcome to the Carousel Boutique where every garment is chic, unique and magnifique. Now what can I...." She stopped when her eyes opened and saw her friend at the door.

"Hello, Twilight!" She said, greeting her friend. "This is a surprise, darling. What are you doing here? And who is your strange looking individual you have with you?"

"Hello, Rarity. It's nice to meet you." Andrew gave her a little wave, hoping she wouldn’t freak out at his appearance.

Rarity stood there looking at the human like he was the strangest thing she had ever seen. Her eyes looked at him from head to toe, trying to discern what he was. Andrew didn't know if she was going to pass out or scream for help. To her credit, she didn't do either one of them.

Rarity turned back to face Twilight again and repeated her question, "Twilight darling, who is this?"

Twilight gave her friend a warm smile, "Rarity, this is Andrew. He is going to be staying with me at the library until I can find a way to send him back to his home."

Rarity took a deep breath and looked back at the human. "I sincerely apologize for my reaction. Your appearance just took me a little off guard. I hope that I didn't offend you."

“Not at all, Rarity. I'm sure I look pretty strange compared to what you're used to.” Andrew gestured with a wave of his hand.

"Rarity, I was hoping that you could do me a favor and make some new clothes for him. As I mentioned before, he's staying at the library but I don't know for how long. Until I can send him back, this is all that he has to wear." Twilight gestured towards Andrew with her hoof.

"That won't be a problem at all darling. The opportunity to dabble in different fashions would be my pleasure." Rarity nodded with a smile at her friend.

"Thanks a lot Rarity, I knew I could count on you." Twilight said to her friend. "I have to meet with the Mayor and help her organize her scheduling. Andrew, I don't know how long I will be but I'll meet you back here when I'm done."

Andrew could sense some enthusiasm in her voice as if she was looking forward to doing some organizing. For a brief moment, he thought that he saw a twinkle in her eyes. He nodded his head as she opened the front door with her magic and walked outside. "Alright. I'll see you later."

"Alright, step right this way my dear and I'll take your measurements." Rarity motioned with her hoof towards a large circular platform surrounded by a few mirrors. She regarded the human over her red-rimmed glasses. "Now, please remove your shirt and pants and step onto the platform. Hold out your arms and stand still please, darling."

Andrew stepped onto the platform and removed his clothing until he was down to his t-shirt and boxers. Rarity's horn glowed blue as the tape measure around her neck glowed the same color and lifted up from around her neck. It seemed to move on its own as it took his various measurements along his waist, arms, shoulders, and legs. The measuring tape floated back to Rarity and hung loosely around her neck. Rarity went over to a nearby table and wrote down the measurements and some notes on a notepad.

"Well, I believe I have everything that I need, darling. You can step down from the platform now and get dressed." Rarity said, nodding as she went over her notes and measurements.

"Now, I assume that this is what you normally wear?" Rarity looked up from her notes.

"That's right." Andrew replied, pulling his pants back up and putting his long-sleeved shirt and jacket back on.

"I see." Rarity nodded and made more notations on her notepad. "Are you sure you wouldn't like something like a suit? I am sure you would look quite fetching in one." Rarity remarked.

"That's quite alright, thank you. I'm more of a casual person anyway. Maybe some other time." Andrew replied, as he put his socks and shoes back on.

"Very well then." Rarity said after letting out a disappointing sigh. "The good news is that I should be able to help create some clothing for you. Based on what you're currently wearing, it shouldn't be too difficult. I've made clothing for other creatures besides ponies after all."

“That would be great, Rarity. Thank you. I do have one question though. How am I supposed to pay you? I don't really have any money." Andrew sighed and reached into his back pocket for his wallet. "I'm pretty sure you don't take dollars, do you?

"Oh, no no no." Rarity said, shaking her head. "I consider this as a favor for a friend. It will be my pleasure to make these for you. So, don't trouble yourself."

"You are far too generous, Rarity. Thank you." Andrew smiled, nodding his head.

"It was a pleasure meeting you. Now, if you'll excuse me I....." Rarity asked.

Before Rarity could finish her statement, the front door opened and a small white unicorn ran inside right into the path of his legs. Andrew lost his balance and fell over, hitting his head against the floor.

"Ow! Rarity, what do you have the door blocked for?" The little filly yelled, rubbing her forehead with her hoof.

"Oh, Sweetie Belle....Andrew. Are the two of you alright?" Rarity asked, trotting over to her sister, looking between the two of them.

Shaking his head, Andrew slowly got back onto his feet. "Yeah, I'm alright. Nothing broken but my pride." He chuckled, holding the back of his head.

"Yeah, I'm fine." Sweetie Bell replied, standing back on her four hooves, shaking her head to loosen the cobwebs. "What is..." She stopped suddenly as she finally moved her eyes towards the human. The green pupils of the white unicorn moved up and down as if she was trying to figure out what it was. Her head slowly turned to the side without breaking her puzzled gaze at the human. She slowly backed away behind her sister's legs.

"Sweetie Belle, there's no reason to be afraid. This is Andrew. He's a...friend of mine." Rarity said in a calming voice. "Andrew, this is my younger sister."

"Sweetie Belle, was it? That's a pretty name." Andrew remarked.

"Umm...Hello. Why are you so tall?" Sweetie Belle looked up at the tall human.

"Why are you so adorable?" Andrew grinned and reached down to ruffle up her mane.

Sweetie Belle shook her head and giggled, "I like you. You're funny."

"Thank you." Andrew made a small bow.

"Sweetie Belle, what are you doing home so early? Shouldn't you still be in school?" Rarity interrupted.

"Well, Miss Cheerilee wasn't feeling so great. So, she let us go home early." Sweetie Belle replied.

"That sounds awful. I do hope that the poor dear feels better." Rarity said before turning towards a clock on the wall and seeing that it will be time for lunch soon. She wanted to give her little sister something to do so that she would stay out of her mane.

"How about you go upstairs while I get started on these outfits for Sapphire Shores. I promise that I'll make you some lunch in a little bit. Hmmm?"

"Sapphire Shores? The Pony of Pop? Oh, can I help you with the costumes, please?" Sweetie Belle asked with hopeful eyes.

"I'm sorry, Sweetie. Not this time, I'm afraid. These costumes are very important for Sapphire and they have to be perfect." Rarity put on her best fake smile and thought back to the last time that her little sister tried to help her and shuddered. "You can play with your Crusader friends. How does that sound?"

Sweetie Belle let out a sigh, looking glum, "Scootaloo is hanging out with Rainbow Dash and Apple Bloom is helping her brother and sister in the orchard today."

"Then this will be a perfect time to clean up that disaster of a room of yours then. Don't you think?." Rarity declared.

Sweetie Belle rolled her eyes, "It's not that bad. It just hasn't been cleaned since my friends were over here last. Besides, it's not as bad as your room."

"What?" Rarity let a very overly dramatic gasp. "My inspiration room is not messy! It's organized chaos!"

"Fine...whatever." Sweetie Belle let out a dejected sigh while she trotted up the stairs to her room. "See ya later, Andrew."

"Bye Sweetie Belle. It was nice meeting you." Andrew said with a wave goodbye.

"Wait till I tell Apple Bloom and Scootaloo about this. They won't believe it." Sweetie Belle said to herself after she closed the door to her room.

"I do apologize for my sister." Rarity let out a sigh of frustration. "She can be trying sometimes."

"Don't worry about it. I have a sister myself. In fact, Sweetie Belle reminds me of my sister when she was younger. She always wanted to help me out with stuff." Andrew chuckled.

Rarity looked back and forth between upstairs and the kitchen. "Oh dear, I really do need to start on these costumes but then again, I should make Sweetie Belle some lunch."

After some thinking, an idea came to Andrew. He didn't know how long it would be until Twilight came back. So, he had some time to spare. " How about I cook something for your sister while you get started on the dress, Rarity?"

The alabaster unicorn shook her head and turned back towards the human before responding. "Oh no, no no. I couldn’t ask you to do that."

"It's not problem at all. I have some experience cooking. So, I don't mind." Andrew waved off her objections.

"Well, if you insist. There should be food that she likes in the pantry and refrigerator. " Rarity relented and trotted upstairs to her inspiration room.

Andrew went into the kitchen to see what he had to work with. Opening the refrigerator, he was both surprised and relieved to see that Equestria seemed to have the same food that he did back home. This will make things a lot easier. He said to himself as he grabbed the ingredients that he would be needing. This was a recipe that his mother showed him how to make many times.

Andrew grabbed an onion from a nearby hanging basket and cut it into small pieces. He then placed them into a pot with some butter. Once the onions were done cooking, Andrew removed the pot from the heat and added some flour. He then whisked in the tomato juice. Putting the pot back on the heat, he let it heat to a boil and then reduced the heat to a simmer.

While that was cooking, Andrew set a frying pan on the stove to heat up. He spread mayonnaise and some mustard on the inside of a couple slices of bread. Then, he added slices of Equestrian cheese and put the two pieces of bread and cheese together. Once the pan was hot enough, he buttered one side of each of the sandwiches and placed them down against the pan, remembering to butter the other sides as well. Knowing that the sandwiches wouldn't take long to cook, he remembered to add an important ingredient to the soup at the end.

Upstairs, Rarity was still working the costumes. She paused and took a few steps back to admire her work. "Sapphire Shores is sure to just adore these new outfits that I'm designing for her."

She looked over the dress from all angles, making sure that she didn't miss anything. Rarity looked at the dress a little closer, looking over her red-rimmed glasses while rubbing her chin with her hoof. "Hmmmm, I still feel that it needs a certain je ne sais quoi. Perhaps it needs an appliques or sequins. Ha! Idea!"

The aroma of grilled food suddenly came through the room and caught the attention of Rarity's sense of smell. Momentarily distracted, she sniffed the air and decided to follow the wondrous smell downstairs until she reached the kitchen. There, she saw Andrew at the stove stirring some milk into a pot.

"Andrew, what is that delightful smell?" Rarity asked, continuing to smell the rich aroma that had filled the room.

"Oh, hello Rarity. Just made some tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches." Andrew checked the sandwiches and scooped them onto a plate with the spatula and then filled a couple bowls with the hot soup. "I hope your sister likes grilled cheese and tomato soup. I made enough for both of you in case you were hungry."

Rarity nodded. "Oh, she does, she does. It's one of her favorites! How did you know?"

"Lucky guess I suppose." Andrew replied, shrugging his shoulders. "My sister loved having this growing up. She would just gobble it up." Andrew let out a chuckle.

"I don't know how to thank you for all of this, darling. You're simply a life saver." Rarity smiled as she used her magic to set the table.

“Don’t worry about it, Rarity. Consider it a trade for the clothes that you’re going to make for me.” Andrew smiled with a winked laugh at the mare.

“Very well then.” Rarity sniffed the food as she placed it on the table. If she wasn’t such a lady, she would be drooling right there.

As Andrew washed some dishes, he noticed a picture out of the corner of his eye. Turning his head he saw that it was a picture of Rarity and Spike. They were in what looked like a cavern digging for some different colored gems. Andrew’s thoughts suddenly went back to Spike and their conversation earlier this morning.

“Rarity, can I ask you a question?” Andrew scrubbed a dish and rinsed it off before placing on the drying rack.

“Yes, darling. What is on your mind?”

“How long have you known Spike for?” Andrew scrubbed away at another dish.

“A little over a couple years now, I would say. Why do you ask?” Rarity asked, placing the last of the silverware on the table.

“Oh, it’s not important. Forget I asked.” Andrew shook his head and returned attention back to his task.

As she looked at the human, Rarity got the feeling that something important was on his mind. Experience taught her that it was best to let it out instead of letting it fester inside.

"Care to tell me what's on your mind, dear?" Rarity asked the human.

"I don't know what you mean." Andrew replied, not sounding very convincing.

Rarity let out a light chuckle. "Darling, you may be a human but I can tell when some....creature like yourself is trying to avoid something."

Andrew took a deep breath and exhaled before responding. He knew that continuing to avoid the situation wasn't going to resolve it. "Well, alright. You see, it has to do with what happened between me and Spike last night."

"Whatever do you mean, darling? What happened between the two of you?" Rarity gave the human a confused look.

Over the next several minutes, Andrew recanted to the alabaster pony about what had transpired the previous night at the Golden Oak Library. Rarity listened intently as he continued, nodding here and there. She waited until he was finished before she spoke.

"Andrew, are you still mad at him?" Rarity asked.

"I suppose that I am. I mean, not as much as I was yesterday. He did try to apologize again to me again this morning."

Rarity shook her head. "Forgiveness isn't easy. Believe me, sometimes Sweetie Belle does things that drive me crazy but in the end, I forgive her because we're sisters and that's what we do."

"I hate to break it to you, but Spike and I aren't brothers." Andrew retorted.

"Yes I know." Rarity rolled her eyes at the human. "But did you ever consider what Spike must have been feeling at the time?"

"Well....not really." Andrew shrugged his shoulders.

"My poor Spikey Wikey must have been scared out of his mind, finding a big creature like yourself in his home. Not to mention with Twilight."

"Well, I actually hadn't thought of that like that." Andrew mentally berated himself. 'Way to go idiot, thinking only about yourself. If I had been in Spike's shoes..umm paws, would I have done the same thing?'

"The way I look at it, everypony makes mistakes. Just don't let one mistake ruin a beautiful thing."

"So you think I should forgive him then?” Andrew looked at the alabaster pony.

"Darling, I can't tell you what to do but I believe that you should give Spike another chance at least."

Andrew took a deep breath and exhaled before responding with a smile. "You're probably right, Rarity. Thanks."

"Oh, don't mention it. Besides, now that everything is ready, Sweetie Belle and I can have some lunch. Then I can get back to work. These outfits aren't going to make themselves you know." Rarity smiled. She was relieved that a weight had been taken off of her shoulders thanks to this creature. She didn't know where he came from but she was glad that he was here. Plus, he was very polite and friendly with her sister.

Just then, a familiar chime rang through the air, indicating that the front door had been opened.

“Oh, that must be Twilight. That pony has impeccable timing as always. Come, we shouldn't keep her waiting." Rarity smiled and trotted out of the kitchen to meet her friend with Andrew following behind her. They both met Twilight in the front of the boutique.

"Hi Rarity. Hi Andrew. Well, what did you find out? Do you think that you'll be able to make him some clothes?" Twilight asked her friend, softly biting her bottom lip.

"Yes, darling. I do believe that I will be able to help him." Rarity nodded.

Twilight let out a sigh of relief and smiled at her friend. "That's excellent Rarity. Thank you so much."

"Think nothing of it. I'm always able to help a friend. Now, if you'll pardon me, I need to get Sweetie Belle her lunch before I can get back to work."

"Well, we'll get out of your mane then. Thanks again for doing this, Rarity, I appreciate it." Twilight waved to her friend, the front door glowed purple as it opened.

"Bye, Rarity. It was nice meeting you." Andrew waved as well.

Rarity let out a sigh as the door closed behind her friend and her new companion. She looked up the stairs and cleared her throat. "Sweetie Belle! Lunch is ready!" Rarity called out.

"Yay! I'll be right down!" Rarity's little sister came out of her room and zipped down the stairs into the kitchen. "It's about time! What took so long? I was starving up there!"

Rarity blinked a few times at the response and turned her head towards the kitchen. She then smacked her forehead with her hoof and slowly slid it down from her eyes to her muzzle as she groaned. This is going to be a loooooong afternoon.

The door to the boutique closed behind them as the human and pony walked back out to the streets of Ponyville. Andrew took in a deep breath of fresh air and exhaled.

"Ahh. It's good to be outside again."

"I agree. It is a beautiful day." Twilight looked up at the sky and nodded her head. "Rainbow Dash and the other weather ponies did a nice job at clearing the sky of clouds today."

"I still can't believe that the weather here is controlled by pegusi. By the way, thank you for having Rarity make me some clothes."

Twilight shook her head and gave Andrew a cheerful smile. "Don't mention it. I'm glad that she was able to help you."

"I was fortunate that she is so generous. I wouldn't have been able to afford those new clothes." Andrew remarked.

"Well, it is her element after all."

"Her element? What are you talking about?" Andrew gave the lavender pony a confused look.

"Her element of harmony is generosity."

"The elements of what? Ok, now you've lost me." Andrew shook his head before continuing. "I don't even..."

Just then, a rumble came from Andrew's stomach, interrupting their conversation. Twilight brought a hoof over her mouth and chuckled.

“Hey, do you don't mind if we stop and get something to eat?" Andrew sheepishly held his growling stomach.

The thought of food made Twilight more aware of her growing hunger as well. She looked up at the human and nodded. “I could actually use something to eat myself. I know the perfect place. Do you by chance have pizza in your world?”

The mention of one of his favorite foods caused his mouth to salivate. "You bet! Lead the way. Then you can explain to me what these elements of harmony are." Andrew replied as he walked beside Twilight.