• 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 73- A Trimming Back

“Hello, every creature! It is I, the Fluttershy’s best-est brother, Zephyr Breeze, and I am here to give you all the lowdown on mane maintenance.”

Fluttershy tried very hard to resist her hoof meeting her face. She, with Zephyr who was still searching for some job after failing to be a royal guard, decided it would be best to see how he would be as a radio host. However, with how his introduction was going, that job was going to be just as short-lived as his other failed attempts. Pinkie, for lack of better judgement, decided to offer Zephyr the role, which he took up surprisingly. It was a matter of getting the other creatures' seal of approval as, hearing from the mane six, have heard some colourful stories about Zephyr's attempts.

“Firstly, I’m your only sibling,” Fluttershy countered back, trying to act like the assertive sibling, “And secondly ‘best-est’, isn’t even a word. The only pony who could pull best-est as a word is Pinkie.” She then turned to the rest of the group, “Thank you for letting him have a go at hosting with you, even if it’s just for one session.”

"Yeah, you can't steal from my Pinkie approved dictionary!" Pinkie slammed the table with a hoof. Marble nodded in support of her sister

“The way he talks,” Gabby shivered, “It’s like every charmer in the whole of Equestria squeezed into one voice.”

“Hey Rainbow,” Zephyr smooth-talked down the microphone, “Though I’m not in the room with you, I hope you can practically feel my presence coming through the radio.”

The group was certain Rainbow Dash was gagging at that somewhere in Ponyville.

“Zephyr, there are students in the studio!” Autumn chided, glancing at Silverstream with a sympathetic look on her face, "Fluttershy, I know you gave us a warning about what we were getting ourselves into, but this is another level of, well, can I say cringe?"

“I really did not want to hear that,” Silverstream gagged.

"Believe me," Fluttershy sighed, "It gets worse."

"Please," Silverstream put a claw to Fluttershy lips, "I think we get the picture."

"I was pretty good looking in that royal guard uniform, am I right? I was strutting my royal guard stuff. Rainbow even dressed for the occasion. She even swooned for me!" Zephyr went into a daydream haze.

"I think it was an accidental swoon," Fluttershy told him, "And would you please focus? Remember what your here for? You're here to talk about mane styling, not your fantasies!"

By now, they were certain Rainbow Dash was writing her own Will.

"Right, right, sorry," Zephyr spluttered out of his mental wanders, "I am here to give to the A to Zephyr of manestyling. That way you can flick your mane backs to impress the ladies and gentlecolts out there." The other creatures rolled their eyes. This was going to be a long day.

"First is the brush. You're gonna need something to get those annoying loose ones out, yet keeping your mane neat and tidy. Something that just screams how good you are!" Zephyr got out his bag and began to brush a model head, "Nice even strokes is the trick. Don't be afraid to be rough if there is any knots, but do so that you don't feel any pain."

The other creatures were given their own model mannequin heads and manes for them to practice, which they did, but more reserved than the eccentric Zephyr. Fluttershy, on the other hoof, decided to go with her own mane, having the longest in the room.

"Looking fine there, every creature," Zephyr clicked his tongue and winked at every creature. They all turned around and silently gagged at the situation they were in.

"Now it's time for the trimming!" Zephyr declared, "Angel and position is key. You need to feel comfortable when cutting, and there are various tools you can use to help straighten messy hair that just ain't behaving."

"There're not the only thing that's not behaving," Gabby gritted, which Autumn next to her silently chuckled. Luckily, Zephyr didn't hear that.

"My personal favourite tool is a comb, so that you can single out any hidden hair that may ruin the final design." The others silently got to it, using the comb and scissors to get their desired designs. Pinkie was having a scarily good time with the scissors.

"This is just like cutting banners for parties!" Pinkie chimed happily.

"Next you need to wash them," Zephyr continued, "Just slide your mannequin heads into the water and wash with shampoo to get those pesky strays and loose hairs out!" Again, every creature followed his instructions, washing their heads in the water and rubbing shampoo in. Fluttershy just leaned back into a water bowl to do her own.

"Finally, use a towel to dry their hair, or a hair-blower, but best not to do it in a studio." They started patting down their models with a dry towel. When that was done, they all stood back to admire their works.

"And finally, thank you all for helping me pass my assignments for hair studies," Zephyr smiled slyly.

A long pause followed.

"What?!" Every creature, Fluttershy included, shouted with hard glares.

"We are being used to help in an assignment!" Silverstream screamed, "If Headmare Twilight finds out in the School of Friendship that I did that to my homework, I will disobey the Element of Honesty!"

"Zephyr Breeze!" Fluttershy screamed at the top her voice.

"And that's my cue to make a hasty exit!" Zephyr quivered in his seat, "Thanks for letting me be on the show!" With that, he flew at a great speed. It was that kind of flew that says that you have bucked up badly. Fluttershy chased after him with such speed that would make Rainbow Dash proud. The others looked at the swinging door and dust trail.

"That will the the first and last time Zephyr will be allowed in the studio!" Pinkie raged. The others nodded in agreement.

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