• Published 12th Apr 2021
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Good Morning Equestria - Quoterific

Equestria's newest chat show to all creatures

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Chapter 64- Shovelling Stories

"We are in the presence of one of the great Pillars of Equestria, He is here to talk about his stories, both past and present. Not like the present as in the gift though," Pinkie chuckled as she introduced their listeners to their new host, " Please welcome to Good Morning Equestria, the great and mighty Rockhoof!"

Everypony welcome the big stallion to their show. Rockhoof stood their standing, bowing humbly with a smile.

"Well, Twilight wanted me to tell more stories of my adventures of my old days in Equestria, and what better way than here on this show. Technology sure has moved on from one-thousand years," Rookhoof complimented as he looked around the studio, "They certainly didn't have all this fancy whatsit back in the good ol' days." He found his seat and took it. The only problem was the chair couldn't support his weight, so it buckled and broke under his mass.

He stood their, blinking dumbly. Pinkie tried to contain her laugher, but broke into fits of giggles anyway. Silverstream roller her eyes whilst the others looked at the chair with a sad sigh. That was going to put a heavy price on their property damage bill. At least that was the only thing that would get broken today, right?

"Did I ever tell you the time I took on a Tatzlwurm?" Rockhoof lifted his shovel and plunged it into the floor, leaving a large dent on the waxed wooden floor. Apparently Rockhoof was going to be a yak in a china store, or studio, today.

"No. What happened?" Silverstream squeed as she readied herself for another story from Equestria's storyteller.

"I thought it was just another day. I was out for my stroll in the mountains, feeling the wind rush through my mane. I was just about to reach the summit of a mountain, when the ground began to shake. At first I thought it was an earthquake, but then the ground beneath me ruptured, and out came the dreaded Tatzlwurm!"

His listeners gasped at his description.

"I've never seen such a hideous beast in all my life, and that was saying something. I looked at it, and it looked at me. Then, it took a dive towards me, and I leapt and rolled away." He demonstrated this by rolling, crashing into a nearby wall. Plaster broke off on impact, leaving a slightly dazed Rockhoof with a dent in the wall.

"It roared in anger as its next meal escaped him, tentacles flying out of his mouth! It took another dive at me, but I escaped again." A window was the next causalty, shattering on impact as Rockhood dove, pretending to escape the imaginary Tatzlwurm.

"However, there was this one time it got too close for comfort, opening it's mouth to have its meal. I manged to jam it's mouth with my trusted shovel, got it and whacked the living stars at it," Rockhoof gave the shavel a twirl, knocking off books on a nearby shelf in the process.

"And now the tables have turned. It was me on the attack this time, hurling stones left right and centre at the horrid monster. I was all over the placing, throwing and diving each time!" He took a dramatic roll towards the group. Gabby and Silverstream flew out of the way, Autumn, Pinkie and Marble leapt out of the way, holding every creature's microphones from damage. The only thing they couldn't save in time was the table, Rockhoof colliding with it on impact. Splintered wood flew everywhere, leaving Rockhoof in the centre of the studio.

"It was a competition of strength and stamina now. Who would tire first? Who would get the upper-hoof? We played this game for a long time, either beast or pony backing out! However, it was yours truly who came out victorious! After one effective rock throw to the noggin, the Tatzlwurm gave up, retreating back underground in defeat. And that's how I encountered and defeated the dreaded Tatzlwurm!" Rookhoof gave one last flourish on his shovel and puffed his chest out in pride.

That pride soon deflated as he looked at the mess he caused. He then turned to the hosts, who stood their with varying looks of annoyance or awe.

"Hehe..." Rockhoof chuckled sheepishly, "Guess I went overboard, again. Sorry."

"That was amazing, well, not the mess, but you know what I mean!" Silverstream waved her arms around in excitement.

"Well, this is going to be a nightmare to explain to the repair team, as well as Octavia and Vinyl," Autumn huffed.

"We're going to take a break here to figure out what we're going to do," Pinkie giggled wryly, "Hopefully the studio will be brand new and things will be up and running again!"

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