• Published 28th Nov 2023
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All Day, Everyday. - Penanka72

Follow the journey of a little girl who takes her football to the next level!

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Chapter 3 - This is absolutely boss!

Chapter 3

The days turned into weeks, and Amelia found herself adjusting to life in Fluttershy's household. However, the stark contrast between her previous world and the serene environment of Ponyville weighed heavily on her. The absence of the bustling streets, cars, and the vibrant energy of human society left a void in Amelia's heart.

She missed her brother the most, longing for the competitive spirit and camaraderie they shared. The friendly rivalry between them had always pushed Amelia to strive for greatness, to outdo her older sibling. Here in Ponyville, there was no place for such competition, and the absence of that drive left her feeling unfulfilled.

Nevertheless, Amelia found solace in the company of Fluttershy's animal friends. She recognised them as familiar beings, reminiscent of the pets she had known in her own world. Their presence brought her a sense of comfort and familiarity, providing a small sense of normalcy amidst the unfamiliar surroundings.

Amelia's days were filled with spending time with the animals, and attempting to understand the intricacies of this new world. While she still yearned for the excitement and liveliness of her previous life, she tried to appreciate the simplicity and tranquillity that Fluttershy offered.

As time passed, Amelia's heart began to soften, finding a newfound appreciation for the beauty of nature and the gentle companionship of Fluttershy and her animal friends. Though her journey was far from over, she was slowly discovering a sense of belonging and purpose in this enchanting, yet seemingly mundane world.

Over the days that followed, the bond between Amelia and Fluttershy deepened, blossoming into a friendship built on mutual understanding and respect. Fluttershy possessed an innate patience and a gentle demeanor that Amelia found immensely comforting. She attended to Amelia’s injured ankle with the care and expertise of a seasoned physiotherapist, expertly guiding her through a regimen of recovery exercises and ensuring she never overexerted herself. The cottage became a sanctuary of healing, filled with the subtle sounds of nature and the soft, nurturing presence of Fluttershy.

Day by day, Amelia felt more at ease, gradually shedding layers of her initial reserve. Their conversations started simple—discussions about the weather, the charming quirks of the cottage, and trivial curiosities about daily life in what Amelia came to know as Ponyville. However, as trust wove itself more tightly between them, their dialogues ventured into deeper, more personal terrains. Amelia found herself asking Fluttershy about her life, her past experiences, and the intricate dynamics of the village.

Fluttershy, for her part, was sometimes evasive, her answers often wrapped in layers of gentle vagueness. Yet, Amelia understood this dance of disclosure. She too skirted around certain truths, holding back details of her own past and the world she came from. There was an unspoken agreement in their reticence, a mutual respect for the boundaries each set around personal histories not yet ready to be shared.

Amelia appreciated Fluttershy’s tact and discretion. It allowed her to feel safe in their growing friendship, knowing she wasn’t obligated to reveal more than she was prepared to. As the days turned into weeks, their conversations became a comforting ritual, with each shared story and half-answered question knitting them closer together, creating a tapestry of companionship that was both nurturing and liberating.

Amelia's ankle had healed significantly under Fluttershy's attentive care, though it still reminded her of its fragility if she ventured too far or too fast. The recovery had reached a point where the pain was no longer a constant companion, surfacing only when she overstepped her current limits. This marked improvement brought a newfound sense of freedom, allowing Amelia to explore her surroundings with increasing confidence.

She relished the ability to walk around at her leisure, feeling a liberating sense of mobility that she hadn't experienced since her arrival. The lush landscapes of Ponyville, with its vibrant flora and the tranquil backdrop of the cottage, provided a perfect setting for gentle walks that aided her rehabilitation. Each step reinforced her gratitude for Fluttershy's care and the gradual return of her independence. While she remained cautious, not wanting to provoke the lingering pain, Amelia embraced her regained ability to move freely, enjoying each moment of exploration and the simple pleasure of walking without constraint.

Amelia's love for football burned within her, even in this new world where the familiar game seemed out of reach. The absence of a ball and the inability to engage in her favourite sport left a void in her heart. The longing for that special bond between a player and a ball intensified with each passing day.

The feeling of restlessness grew within Amelia, her desire to break free from the confines of the cottage and quench her boredom becoming overwhelming. She needed an outlet for her energy and a way to satisfy her football cravings.

"Amelia!" Fluttershy's voice chimed, breaking the silence in the house. "I'm just about to head out! Um, I was wondering if you'd like to come with me to Ponyville? You know, to help me with the groceries. Of course, only if you're interested."

Amelia was taken aback by the sudden call from Fluttershy. It was rare for her to extend an invitation to Ponyville, and Amelia had always declined in the past due to her ankle. But today was different. Boredom had consumed her, leaving her yearning for a change of scenery.

With a flicker of excitement, Amelia placed her book about Timber Wolves on the side of the bed. Its pages were filled with captivating tales of these majestic creatures, but now they paled in comparison to the prospect of adventure. She leaped off the bed, her anticipation bouncing within her like a spring.

"I'll come!" Amelia's voice rang out, filled with eagerness, as she dashed down the stairs, wearing the new clothes that Fluttershy had kindly gotten for her. A smile formed on her face, thrilled at the chance to experience something different.

Fluttershy couldn't help but be taken aback by the sudden surge of energy from Amelia. She had anticipated a polite decline, which was why she had asked in the first place, so as not to appear pushy. It wasn't a bad thing, though. Amelia had always been independent, taking responsibility into her own hands. But this morning seemed to be an exception.

Amelia swiftly moved around the ground floor, preparing herself for the harsh cold and wind outside. She grabbed her white hoodie from the hanger, then layered it with a black and white flannel jacket, allowing the hood of the hoodie to hang out casually. The two garments complemented each other perfectly. She already had her black baggy jeans on, and she sat on the couch to put on her black trainers, each adorned with three white stripes running horizontally on the sides. This was Amelia's usual outfit, one that she felt comfortable and confident in.

The cheerful whistle pierced the quiet of the cottage, followed by Amelia's lively call, "C'mon, Pooch! Time to go!" Moments later, the rhythmic sound of tiny wooden paws tapping against the floor grew louder as a small Timber Wolf pup scampered into the room. With youthful exuberance, it bounded onto Amelia's lap, its wooden tail thumping enthusiastically, sending tiny reverberations through her. The pup's animated eyes and playful antics drew a burst of laughter from Amelia, filling the room with warmth and joy.

Fluttershy watched the pair with a fond smile playing on her lips, recalling the moment they had first met. It had been mere days ago, but the connection between Amelia and the Timber Wolf pup had flourished remarkably, weaving a bond of friendship and companionship that seemed to transcend their brief acquaintance. Their instant affinity for each other had quickly evolved into an inseparable partnership, each finding solace and joy in the other's presence.

As the early evening air carried a nip of chill through the slightly ajar window, Fluttershy reached for a padded coat. She slipped it on, preparing for their evening walk. “Okay, let’s go, and please take it easy on your ankle, Amelia. I thought I broke my back when I had to give you a piggyback ride last time.” she teased, her laughter light and carefree, adding a playful undertone to her reminder.

Amelia, rubbing the back of her head with a sheepish yet cheeky smile, responded, “I’ll be careful.” Her tone carried a mix of appreciation and gentle self-mockery, acknowledging her past over-exuberance. As they prepared to step outside, Amelia gently set the pup down, allowing it to prance about her feet, eager for the adventure ahead. The evening promised a gentle walk filled with laughter, the soft rustling of leaves, and the joyful company of friends and their loyal, wooden-tailed companion.

Ponyville was a sight that Amelia had never laid her eyes upon before. The village exuded a nostalgic charm, as if it had been plucked straight from the pages of history when wood was the primary material for constructing buildings. Cats and dogs roamed about, their noses eagerly sniffing the air, catching scents that piqued their curiosity. The buildings stood taller and more substantial than Amelia had initially anticipated. Each structure consisted of two stories, with the wooden beams proudly visible on the exteriors, adding to the overall vintage appeal.

Thanks to Fluttershy, Amelia had learned that the enchanting creatures walking the streets of Ponyville were called ponies. It fascinated her to see the variety among them. Some had elegant horns adorning their heads, while others sported delicate wings, just like Fluttershy and Amelia themselves. There were also ponies without any of these distinct features. What truly caught Amelia's attention, however, was the vibrant array of colours that adorned the ponies' coats. Their hues were so vivid and lively, making them stand out even more. In contrast, Amelia couldn't help but feel a tad silly for wearing her dark-coloured clothing amidst such a vibrant crowd.

Amelia's eyes scanned the vibrant streets of Ponyville, her curiosity piqued by the various signs and colorful decorations that hinted at local events. "So, after shopping, what can we do for fun around here?" she inquired, her voice laced with excitement as she imagined the possibilities this charming town could offer.

Fluttershy's eyes sparkled with enthusiasm as she responded, her tone brimming with pride for her hometown. "Oh, of course!" she exclaimed, her voice brightening considerably. "There are plenty of fun activities to do in Ponyville. We can visit the local park and have a picnic, or perhaps go for a relaxing stroll through the beautiful meadows. There's also the annual Ponyville Carnival, where we can enjoy games, rides, and delicious treats. And if you're interested in animals, we can even spend some time at my animal sanctuary, where you can meet all sorts of adorable creatures!"

Amelia’s interest was instantly captured by the mention of the carnival. "Ooo, the carnival sounds great!" she said, her eyes lighting up with the thought of the festive atmosphere, the games, and the joyous crowds.

"Then we’ll go as soon as we are finished!" Fluttershy agreed, her voice as light and airy as a gentle breeze. Her agreement sealed their plans, setting the stage for a day filled with laughter, excitement, and the warm companionship that had grown between them.

As they continued their stroll through the bustling market, Amelia could hardly contain her excitement, already imagining the whirl of colours, the sounds of laughter, and the sweet scents of carnival treats that awaited them. It promised to be a perfect day in the company of a new friend in a town that was quickly feeling like a new home.

Amelia meandered through the bustling marketplace, each stall a new world to be explored. Her senses were bombarded with the rich, earthy aroma of fresh produce and the vibrant hues of fruits and vegetables stacked in neat piles. Craftspeople displayed their wares with pride, their stalls draped with shimmering necklaces and bracelets that sparkled under the morning sun.

As she wandered, a particular stall drew her attention sharply—a display festooned with various items all bearing the same distinctive emblem. Shirts, scarves, and mugs were adorned with an image of a lime green pony, its bleach white hair styled neatly in a bun, an eye closed in a wink, and a gentle smile gracing its features. Amelia paused, her curiosity piqued. She leaned in closer, squinting slightly as she studied the emblem.

The face on the crest was whimsical yet strangely familiar, tugging at the edges of her memory. It seemed to evoke a sense of déjà vu, as if she had seen this character somewhere before—perhaps in passing or in a fleeting dream. The playful wink and serene smile seemed almost alive, as if about to spring to life and trot out of the emblem itself.

Amelia's reverie at the stall was abruptly interrupted by Fluttershy's cheerful call. "Amelia! It's time to go!" Her voice was light and airy, floating over the sounds of the marketplace. Turning towards the voice, Amelia saw Fluttershy standing a short distance away, her arms cradling a basket brimming with fresh, colourful produce. By her side, Pooch energetically barked, his little wooden tail wagging vigorously, echoing his owner's urgency and excitement.

Amelia's face lit up with a broad smile as the prospect of the carnival re-entered her thoughts. The day was shaping up to be one filled with joy and new experiences. She quickly made her way over to Fluttershy, her steps quickening with anticipation. The marketplace with its myriad distractions faded into the background as her focus shifted to the upcoming adventure.

Together, they made their way out of the bustling market, the noise and chaos giving way to the sounds of laughter and music that began to drift from the direction of the carnival. As they walked, Amelia felt a flutter of excitement in her stomach—the kind that comes from the promise of laughter, shared joy, and the kind of fun that fills you up and leaves you with lasting memories. The day ahead at the carnival promised just that, and with Fluttershy and Pooch by her side, Amelia knew it was going to be wonderful.

At the carnival, Amelia's enthusiastic foray into the festivities was as humorous as it was heartwarming. Their day began with an attempt at the classic milk bottle toss where Amelia, feeling confident, hurled the ball with such force it not only missed the bottles but sailed over the booth, startling a nearby clown who, in a comedic fluster, honked his nose in surprise and tripped over his own oversized shoes. The sight of the clown juggling to regain his balance while Amelia apologized profusely left both Fluttershy and bystanders in fits of laughter.

Later, while exploring the myriad of treats available, Amelia decided to try a massive, spiraled lollipop. As she zealously licked away, the lollipop stuck to her cheek. Fluttershy, ever the helpful friend, tried to assist, only to tug a little too hard, causing Amelia to spin around in a dizzy tangle. They both ended up laughing on a nearby bench, Amelia with a sticky cheek, and Fluttershy with colorful sugar on her hands.

At the dunk tank, Amelia, buoyed by her earlier misadventures, volunteered to sit on the dunking seat. Fluttershy, tasked with throwing balls at the target, missed hilariously every time, instead hitting signs, bells, and once even a passing juggler who, unharmed but bewildered, added to the absurdity of the situation. Amelia heckled playfully from her precarious perch, offering running commentary that drew a crowd of chuckling onlookers. When a small child finally hit the target, sending Amelia splashing into the water, the crowd erupted into applause, and Amelia emerged from the tank, dripping but grinning broadly.

As dusk settled and they enjoyed the lights of the ferris wheel, Amelia, still damp from the dunk tank, decided to buy a hot dog. No sooner had she taken a bite than a sneaky seagull swooped down, snatching the sausage right from the bun. Amelia's shocked expression turned to laughter as Fluttershy jokingly scolded the bird, which seemed to wink at them before flying off.

Through all these comic mishaps, Amelia and Fluttershy found joy in the unexpected, their laughter creating a bond as strong as the memories they were making. Each moment of hilarity brought them closer, turning Amelia's visit into a delightfully funny adventure they would reminisce about for years to come.

“That was great! We have to do this again!” Amelia exclaimed, her voice bubbling with energy as she bounced slightly on the balls of her feet. The sugar rush from the cotton candy and other treats had her spirits soaring, and despite the evening hour, her enthusiasm showed no signs of waning.

“Definitely, Pooch had a good time too.” Fluttershy agreed, her voice filled with laughter as she gestured towards the little Timber Wolf pup. Amelia and Fluttershy watched with amusement as Pooch, too, seemed to be on a sugar high. The pup was comically attempting to reach the last bits of candy floss stuck on the end of his wooden nose. Each desperate lick just narrowly missed, causing the candy to bob amusingly each time.

The sight was too much, and both burst out laughing as Pooch continued his futile yet determined efforts. Amelia kneeled down to help, gently pulling the sticky candy floss off his nose and feeding it to him, which only made his tail wag more vigorously in delight.

“Look at him, he’s going to be dreaming of candy floss tonight!” Amelia chuckled, ruffling Pooch's wooden fur affectionately.

Fluttershy nodded, smiling warmly at the scene. “And I think we’ll all sleep well tonight, after such a fun day.” she added, her eyes twinkling with contentment.

As they made their way out of the carnival grounds, the sky deepened into a dusky purple, the lights of the carnival fading behind them. The laughter and shared joy of the day lingered, a happy echo of the fun they had enjoyed. Amelia looped her arm through Fluttershy’s as they walked, her steps light and her heart full, already looking forward to their next adventure together.

Amelia's ears twitched instinctively, picking up the distant rumble of drums and a chorus of voices that seemed to chant in unison. It was a sound that stirred something deep within her, pulling at a thread of memory she couldn't quite grasp. She halted abruptly, her head turning towards the source of the noise. "Do you hear that?" she asked, her voice filled with wonder, her eyes alight with curiosity.

Fluttershy paused as well, her own ears perking up as she listened. A crease of concern furrowed her brow as she caught the sounds that had so captivated Amelia. Unlike Amelia's awe, a frown formed on Fluttershy's face, her instinct perhaps sensing something amiss. "Come on, Amelia.” she urged, her tone gentle yet firm, trying to steer her friend away from the mysterious sounds.

"It sounds like chanting. Let's check it out!" Amelia insisted, her enthusiasm undampened. Pooch, sensing the excitement in her voice, barked in agreement, though Fluttershy didn't share their eagerness to investigate.

"It's been a long day, hun. Let's just head home and put away our groceries. I'll make some hot chocolate while we all watch a movie together. Sound good?" Fluttershy proposed, hoping the promise of a cozy evening would sway Amelia. The suggestion was tempting, laden with the comfort of warmth and relaxation.

However, the distant chants tugged at Amelia more strongly than the allure of hot chocolate and a movie. They echoed with a passion that resonated within her, reminiscent of battle cries and solidarity—a call that felt too personal to ignore. It was almost as if the voices were calling out to her, beckoning her to join them, to rediscover a part of herself that was lost or perhaps waiting to be found.

Without another word, Amelia turned and bolted towards the sound, driven by a mix of curiosity and an inexplicable sense of belonging. Her heart pounded with the thrill of the unknown, each beat echoing the rhythmic drums in the distance. "Amelia! Stop!" Fluttershy shouted, her voice laced with concern as she dropped the basket of groceries. Fruits and vegetables tumbled out, rolling across the ground as she hurried after Amelia, desperate to catch her before she disappeared into the night, drawn irresistibly towards the chanting that seemed to promise answers or perhaps an adventure all its own.

Amelia dashed forward, propelled by an urgency that transcended her usual caution. Her feet pounded the cobblestone as she darted into the network of narrow alleyways that snaked through Ponyville. The sounds of the chanting grew louder, more compelling with each step, pulling her deeper into its mystery. Her breaths came in quick, sharp gasps as she maneuvered around corners and leaped over small obstacles, her mind singularly focused on reaching the source of the alluring noise.

The alleyways were a blur, the shadows of the evening casting long, twisting patterns on the ground that flickered under the sporadic street lamps. Amelia's heart raced, not just from the run but from the anticipation of what she might discover. She felt a connection to the sound, a deep, resonant chord that seemed to echo through her very being, urging her forward, faster and more determined.

Finally, Amelia burst out of the last narrow passageway and into a wide, open space. The scene before her was nothing short of mesmerising. Amelia's eyes widened in awe as she took in the sight. her eyes scanned the passing ponies as they walked. Something seeming familiar about this crowded march. Many of the ponies were wearing lime green jerseys, that lime green pony crest she saw earlier today on the shirts. Amelia couldn't help but wonder where they were all going and what was happening. Curiosity began to fill her mind as she pondered the mysterious sight.

As Amelia's excitement surged at the sight and sounds before her, Fluttershy caught up, panting heavily from the chase. Pooch trotted loyally at her side, his small frame also heaving from the effort. "Fluttershy? Where are they all headed? It seems like something exciting is happening.” Amelia asked, her voice tinged with wonder as she absorbed the vibrant scene unfolding before them.

Fluttershy, still trying to catch her breath, glanced nervously at the crowd. Her eyes then focused on the distinctive shirts worn by the ponies—a symbol or logo that suddenly triggered a memory. A flicker of recognition flashed across her features, followed by a visible wave of apprehension. "Amelia, let's just go, hun. It’s getting late," she said, her voice strained, the usual calm demeanor frayed by the unexpected encounter.

"Let's follow! It sounds like fun! Please!" Amelia pleaded, her enthusiasm undampened by Fluttershy's evident discomfort. Her eyes sparkled with the thrill of the adventure, eager to dive into whatever celebration or event was drawing such a lively crowd.

Fluttershy hesitated, torn between her protective instincts and not wanting to dampen Amelia's spirits. With a reluctant sigh and a worried glance at the throng of ponies, she conceded. "Alright." she muttered under her breath. Taking Amelia's hand more firmly and scooping Pooch into her other arm, she led them towards the throng.

As they merged with the flow of the crowd, Amelia's excitement was palpable; she absorbed every cheer, every song with wide-eyed delight, her heart beating in rhythm with the drums. Meanwhile, Fluttershy's anxiety simmered just below the surface. Her eyes darted around, watchful and tense, as she navigated through the revelry. The contrast between Amelia's uninhibited joy and Fluttershy's cautious apprehension painted a stark picture of their differing reactions to the same situation.

Amelia's heart raced as she moved with the flow of ponies, each step quickening with her mounting excitement. Pooch, securely cradled in Fluttershy's arms, peeked out with curious eyes, his ears twitching at the vibrant noises surrounding them. The energy in the air was electric, pulsating with the rhythms of chants and the melodic cadence of fervent fans. Amelia's mind raced through the possibilities of what the gathering could signify—a rugby match with its rough and tumble, a swift basketball game, or perhaps the dynamic thrill of a race.

However, as the sounds of collective excitement swelled around her, a realization struck her with the force of revelation—it must be football! The thought alone sent a thrill through her veins. She envisioned the field, the players in motion, the ball flying from foot to foot, and the crowd reacting to every move with bated breath. The possibility of experiencing this beloved sport in a new world filled her with a childlike glee.

Her eyes sparkled with anticipation, and she could almost feel herself among the crowd at a stadium, cheering, clapping, and shouting encouragement. The infectious spirit of the event drew her in deeper, her steps unconsciously syncing with the rhythm of the chants, her voice ready to join the chorus of cheers. Amelia's enthusiasm for the game and her love for the sport momentarily bridged the gap between her world and this new, magical place she was beginning to embrace.

Amelia's excitement was palpable as she absorbed the vibrant energy around her, the air electric with the shouts and cheers of the crowd. "This is absolutely boss! I can't believe how many ponies have gathered in one place!" she shouted, trying to make her voice heard over the cacophony. Her eyes gleamed with delight, her expression one of utter joy as she took in the sea of enthusiastic faces.

Fluttershy, however, felt a stark contrast in her emotions. The dense crowd and loud noises sent a ripple of anxiety through her, but she masked her discomfort with a practiced smile, focusing on Amelia's happiness. The rhythmic chanting of the crowd, a powerful and unified chorus, swelled to a crescendo, making any attempt at conversation nearly impossible. Fluttershy could only nod in response to Amelia, her own voice lost in the collective excitement.

The streets of Ponyville, usually quiet and serene, had indeed transformed into a spectacle of joyful chaos. Flags waved, feet stomped, and every face was alight with anticipation and camaraderie.

The vibrant thrum of Ponyville's spirited celebration pulsed through the air, carrying the excitement to every corner of the town. Green and white flags billowed gracefully in the breeze, their colors a vivid contrast against the clear night sky. Scarves in matching hues were draped around the necks of countless ponies, fluttering like banners of team spirit as they moved through the streets.

Everywhere Amelia looked, there was a tapestry of unity and enthusiasm. Ponies of all kinds—earth ponies, unicorns, and Pegasi—came together, their voices rising in a powerful chorus that echoed off the buildings and filled the open spaces with a resonant energy. Above, Pegasi added an aerial dimension to the spectacle, their wings beating in rhythm as they circled over the gathering, their joyful calls mingling with the cheers below.

The atmosphere was nothing short of infectious. It seeped into Amelia, igniting a firework of excitement that coursed through her entire being. Her heart beat in sync with the rhythmic chanting, and her feet tapped unconsciously to the beat of the drums that some enthusiastic fans banged nearby. The sea of green and white washed over her, and she felt herself drawn irresistibly into its flow.

Amelia's eyes sparkled with exhilaration, and a wide grin spread across her face. She could no longer hold back her desire to be a part of this vibrant community celebration. With a joyous whoop, she joined in the chanting, her voice strong and clear. "Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!" she cheered, throwing her hands in the air and swaying with the rhythm of the crowd.

Amelia felt a sense of familiarity wash over her as she soaked in the electrifying atmosphere of Ponyville. It reminded her of the vibrant energy she experienced at Goodison Park, the stadium of Everton Football Club, before a match. The passionate fans, their unwavering support for the club, and their love for the sport created a unique ambiance that couldn't be replicated elsewhere. Amelia was certain that this was indeed a football game, as no other sport, not even on a different planet, could emulate the awe-inspiring atmosphere that football had. Her anticipation grew even stronger, and she could hardly wait to witness the excitement and thrill of the game unfold before her eyes.

Tonight, she will watch the beautiful game of football.