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Anon and Colgate's Baltimare Trip

By Solaceon
Created: 10th October 2021 08:19:39 AM
21st October 2021 12:56:21 AM

  1. Story inspired by the OP greentext in this thread https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/37647936
  2. The following is the original greentext that prompted the story.
  3. >Maretime Bay? Zephyr whats? What the hay are you talking about Anon?
  4. >I was telling you about the trip to Baltimare we’ve been planning. I got our train tickets at a great price… Free! First class, too!
  5. >Oh, they were comps! A patient gave them to me because she got ‘em as a gift, but she couldn’t get away those days. Lucky break, huh?
  6. >I’m so glad we’re getting out of Canterlot for a bit, Anon. Don’t get me wrong, I like it here, but it’s just so… stuffy?
  7. >And there’s no water! Yeah yeah there’s the waterfall and all, but I’m talking about real water! The coast! I hear Horseshoe Bay is just beautiful this time of year!
  8. >So quit spacing out and let’s get inside to pack! The train leaves tomorrow at seven in the morning, sharp.
  9.  
  10.  
  11. “Wait a sec, are you serious about this?”
  12. >“Of course I’m serious about this, opportunities like this don’t happen all the time, you know!”
  13. “Of course I want to go, but it’s so sudden, we didn’t finish planning everything out yet. I don’t even know what to take, how long will we be gone?”
  14. >”C’mon Anon, live a little! Sure it’s pretty last minute, but we need to take advantage of this!”
  15. >Suddenly, Colgate's expression sours, and she sighs heavily.
  16. >”Please? I’m gonna go anyways but I really don’t want to head out alone, and it'd be a total waste of a ticket.”
  17. >Her ears begin to droop a bit, and her eyes look like they're about to water.
  18. >”There’s no way Lemon Hearts or Twinkleshine would take the day off, you know what workaholics they both are, and Moondancer left on that student exchange trip thingy, you’re the only one who can come with me.”
  19. “I... well...”
  20. >Now it's your turn to sigh, there’s no helping it, how could anyone say no to her?
  21. “Alright then, let’s get packing.”
  22. >Colgate's expression immediately lights up, and she jumps up in the air, yelling at the top of her lungs.
  23. >”Woohoo! You’re the best, Anon!”
  24. >She wraps her forehooves around you, squeezing tightly.
  25. >For being roommates for less than under a week, she certainly is affectionate.
  26. >Ever since you arrived in Equestria about a month ago, it surprised you just how receptive the ponies were to you.
  27. >You figured most ponies would be very kind, but Colgate stands out even amongst the friendliest of ponies.
  28. >"Well what are we waiting for? Let's get in there and start packing already!
  29. "We need to make a list, first! What are we even going to take?"
  30. >"I guess you'll need clothes, but I've got nothing weighing ME down, except all the bits I got to save on not having to buy tickets!"
  31. >She giggles to herself, clearly excited on having lots of disposable bits to buy souvenirs and who knows what else.
  32. >Must be nice, you've barely scrounged up enough to cover your share of the rent.
  33. >Even Donut Joe's employee discount isn't enough to net you a donut lately.
  34. >"Oh, but don't worry Anon, I can cover for you if you want anything, just say the word and it's as good as yours!"
  35. "Thanks, well I'd better get started then, we've got a few hours until nighttime and we need to wake up early to catch the train."
  36. >"I don't know how I'm gonna be able to sleep with all this excitement, ooo I wish it was tomorrow already!"
  37.  
  38. >The sun has started to set, and somehow everything's been taken care of.
  39. >The suitcases are packed and ready, you let Joe know you'd be gone for a few days, and Lemon Hearts agreed to house sit while you were gone.
  40. >With everything done, all that was left was to enjoy the evening with Colgate.
  41. >"Phew, glad that's taken care of, now we're good to go first thing in the morning."
  42. "Yeah, it didn't take as long as I expected, we have plenty of time to rest now."
  43. >"Well, we COULD just relax here, but how about we hit the town for a bit, to celebrate our big trip?"
  44. "What did you have in mind?"
  45. >"We could go out to eat at that new restaurant, I heard it's amazing, the chef is apparently some big shot all the way from Manehatten!"
  46. >"OH, and we can go stargazing after we finish, it's been sooo long since I've gone to the meadows!"
  47. >The Canterlot Royal Meadows is a public park close to the Royal Garden, it's a popular spot due to it's distance from the city.
  48. >It's one of Colgate's favorite spots to visit, despite her excitable nature she loves the rare moments of peace she's afforded when she's not working.
  49. "I don't think we have time though, I mean look at the sk-"
  50. >"Then we'd better get going, they close early and we might not make it!"
  51. >She grabs some bits from a table and starts to gallop.
  52. >"C'mon Anon, we're burning daylight here!"
  53. >She pushes you ahead, instinctively causing you to start running.
  54. "There's no daylight to burn anymore, Colgate, the sun's already gone!"
  55. >"Then we've gotta pick up the pace double time, hurry!"
  56. >At least you'll be building up an quite an appetite if you make it in time...
  57.  
  58. >"The stars are really something tonight, huh?"
  59. "Yeah, Luna really outdid herself this time, there's got to be millions up there, and they're all shining so beautifully."
  60. >After enjoying the delicious meal, the two of you headed toward the meadows and decided to rest on an empty hill.
  61. >The sky was beautifully illuminated, and free of obstruction, perfect for marveling at the indescribable beauty that is Luna's night.
  62. >Surprisingly, no one else was around, so you had the whole place to yourselves.
  63. "You think the sky will look like this in Baltimare, too?"
  64. >"I bet it'll look even better, imagine the sky's reflection on Horseshoe Bay, I'm really excited to see it."
  65. "Me too, it took me a while but I'm really looking forward to tomorrow now."
  66. >"I'm glad to hear it!"
  67. >You continue watching the stars for a while in peaceful silence, when Colgate suddenly speaks up.
  68. >"Anon..."
  69. "What's up?"
  70. >"Thanks for putting up with me today."
  71. "What do you mean? Today has been nothing but great!"
  72. >"I know I pushed you into doing a whole lot without warning, and it's really unfair to you, especially since you like to plan things out and all."
  73. "Oh that, don't worry about it, it was a nice change of pace, really."
  74. "Besides, I really do need to get out of my shell, imagine what I would have missed out on if it weren't for you."
  75. >"You aren't just saying that to make me feel better, are you?"
  76. "I mean it, you've changed my life for the better, I couldn't have asked for a better friend to be by my side."
  77. >She pulls you in for a hug.
  78. >"Aww you! I didn't expect you to get all mushy on me!"
  79. "I'm serious, I really just enjoy being with you, Colgate."
  80. >"And I really like being with you too, you're so different from everypony else, but just as sweet as one of Pinkie's tasty treats."
  81. "Speaking of Pinkie, did you hear about what happened during her last delivery?"
  82. >"I've got an even better story, about what happened when Twilight found out she-"
  83. >The two of you spend the rest of the night chatting away, the luminescent sky a perfect backdrop to a wonderfully comfy time.
  84.  
  85. >Morning has arrived, with the sudden burst of sunlight serving as a gentle wake up call.
  86. >Looks like the two of you dozed off on the hill without realizing.
  87. >'*yawn* Good morning Anon, slept well?"
  88. "Surprisingly I did, I thought I'd be freezing out here."
  89. >"Well, I think I might have helped a bit with that."
  90. She winks at you, it only just occurs to you that she's currently right on top of your chest.
  91. "O-oh, um, I..."
  92. >"I noticed you were shivering after you went to sleep, so I thought I'd help keep you warm!"
  93. "S-so you slept on my chest!?"
  94. >"Sure did! It just made sense, I was a bit chilly too, so I figured why not stay close and keep warm together?"
  95. >You feel your cheeks begin to blush, she really was a bold pony.
  96. "Well thanks, I guess, but you could have just woken me up so we could head home."
  97. >"I tried for a while, but you're a reeeaaally heavy sleeper, so I gave up and went to sleep too."
  98. "Oh, sorry about that, guess I was really tired after all the excitement yesterday."
  99. >Right on cue, you give a mighty yawn and wipe your eyes, you aren't normally awake this early in the day.
  100. >"Hope you're ready to get excited again, because ​it's finally Baltimare time!"
  101. >How she can possibly be this peppy this early in the morning is a mystery.
  102. >"So let's head home and grab our tickets, the train's probably ready to head out any minute now!"
  103. "Right behind you..."
  104. >While she starts galloping at full speed, you slowly shamble along, still groggy and slightly dazed.
  105. >She notices your snail's pace and yells back at you while galloping away.
  106. >"Maybe you should just head for the station, sleepybones, I'll meet you there after I get our things!"
  107. "Okay..."
  108. >You feel bad for leaving her to bring everything on her own, but considering she has magic it's really not much of a burden for her.
  109. >Time to head to the station.
  110.  
  111. >There's quite a few ponies at the station this morning.
  112. >The lines are packed, who knew Baltimare was such a popular destination?
  113. >Luckily you won't have to wait at all, looks like there's no line for the first class section.
  114. >What does a first class section even look like on a train?
  115. >Guess it's time to find out, Colgate has just arrived.
  116. >"Phew! Glad I made it, and with plenty of time to spare, too."
  117. "Looks like it'll be awhile until we need to board, but should we go in early anyways?"
  118. >"You bet! We gotta make use of as much time as we can in there, it's not everyday a pony gets to live the lap of luxury."
  119. "Alright then, after you."
  120. >You make your way to the entrance, where an attendant reviews your tickets and guides you to the frontmost car.
  121. >"Wow, no wonder these tickets cost a premium, check this place out!"
  122. >The interior of the first class room is quite breathtaking, the wooden walls are a beautiful mahogany, complimented by a stunning red carpet.
  123. >A magnificent golden chandelier in the center subtly illuminates the area.
  124. >A small bar with several varieties of expensive looking drinks is directly across a pair of sofas that are large enough for even you to comfortably sleep on.
  125. >There's also a jukebox and a small monitor right beside the bar, currently playing a lovely orchestral piece through speakers in the ceiling.
  126. >No doubt about it, this was worth every penny.
  127. >Of course, that's much easier to say when it's not your hard earned bits being spent.
  128. >After spending a while staring in awe, the attendant speaks up.
  129. >*"I hope your accommodations are satisfactory, if you require anything further, please don't hesitate to ask."
  130. >"Thanks a lot!"
  131. "Yeah, thanks."
  132. >As he leaves the room, Colgate immediately proceeds to jump on the sofa.
  133. >"Woo! Not too shabby, right? I knew this was a great idea!"
  134. "No kidding, I can't believe just how extravagant this is."
  135. >"And looks like it's all for us!"
  136. >She's right, it's just the two of you in this spacious room.
  137. >Either the other first class passengers are fashionably late, or no pony else was crazy enough to burn loads of bits on staying in this room.
  138. >"What should we do first? I know it's probably a bit early but there's a nice selection of prime drinks here!"
  139. >Checking out the various bottles, they weren't exactly what you were expecting.
  140. "Sweet Apple Acres Apple Cider, Manehatten Sparkling Blood Orange Juice, Berry Twins' Cherry Grape Seltzer..."
  141. >They're surprisingly tame, ordinary drinks.
  142. >"Look at this selection! I really shouldn't, especially since I just brushed my teeth, but I've gotta try some of everything!"
  143. "Don't go too crazy now, think of the potential for cavities."
  144. >"Sometimes we need to throw caution to the wind, Anon, we don't always get chances like these."
  145. >Before she can begin her daring escapade, the door you entered from suddenly opens, and in enters a rather unexpected guest.
  146. >>"Oh, hello there, this is quite a surprise."
  147.  
  148. >Taken aback, you can't believe who your sudden guest is, even Colgate is speechless.
  149. >>"Allow me to introduce myself, I am-"
  150. >"Princess Luna! I can't believe it, Anon, it's Princess Luna! The princess of the night is standing RIGHT HERE!"
  151. >No doubt about it, that beautiful flowing mane, the imposing crown, the surprisingly bashful posture, that's Luna alright.
  152. >>"I see there is no need for my introduction, well, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance."
  153. >"Wowowow, I can't believe Princess Luna is right in front of me! Oh, I almost forgot, my name's Colgate, and this is my friend Anon."
  154. "Uh, er, um... hi."
  155. >Smooth.
  156. >>" Anon and Colgate, I am pleased to meet the both of you."
  157. >"It's really great to meet you too, princess!"
  158. >You finally snap back from the daze of meeting one of the most important ponies in Equestria, on a train heading toward a random city of all places.
  159. "It's very nice to meet you as well, Princess Luna."
  160. >Hopefully that makes up for the rather informal greeting.
  161. >>"There is no need to bother with my title, my friends, please consider me as simply a fellow passenger."
  162. >"But prin- I mean, Luna, what brings you on the Friendship Express?"
  163. >>"Well, it is admittedly a surprise to myself as well, I only discovered I would even be embarking on this trip the night before last."
  164. >>"Princess Celestia was originally scheduled to attend a meeting concerning the state of affairs between Canterlot and Baltimare, but a last minute emergency prompted her to send me in her stead."
  165. >>"With the principal royal guards accompanying her, there was no immediate option available to me but to take the train to journey to Baltimare."
  166. "That makes sense, even if you flew it would take several days to get to Baltimare, as opposed to about several hours by train."
  167. >>"Correct."
  168. >"This is unbelievable! Oh where did I put my camera, nopony is gonna believe this happened without a picture!"
  169. >As Colgate proceeds to rummage through the suitcases, you sheepishly grin at Luna, and scratch your head.
  170. >You're still rather at a loss for words.
  171. >>"Please do not feel intimidated by my presence, I would very much enjoy learning more of the two of you."
  172. "Of course, please forgive my rudeness, it's just..."
  173. Luna knowingly nods her head, she's probably been through this song and dance plenty of times before.
  174. >>"I'm certain you've heard much from the ponies regarding the role my sister and I play for the benefit of Equestria, yes?"
  175. "That's right, you raise the moon and can visit the dreams of others, right?"
  176. >>"That is more or less the extent of my duties, at least the most prominent ones."
  177. "It's pretty hard to not be a little intimidated then, when a pony that important shows up all of a sudden."
  178. >She chuckles.
  179. >>"I understand that feeling well, Anon. Regardless, I do hope you and Colgate will at least be willing to converse with me, formalities or not."
  180. >No need to worry about Colgate, that's for sure.
  181. >"Found the camera! I didn't think I'd need it so soon so it was all the way at the bottom, sorry about the mess, Anon."
  182. >As you look back, the floor is littered with everything you had painstakingly organized the night before.
  183. "*sigh* Yeah, no problem, I'll get it all sorted again."
  184. >"But first, picture! Ready Luna?"
  185. >>"Absolutely, is this an appropriate pose?"
  186. >She stands proudly with her wings spread wide open, a confident look etched on her face.
  187. >"That's perfect! Anon, crouch down here next to me, okay?"
  188. "Fine, is this good?"
  189. >"Great! Okay, ready everypony?"
  190. >"1, 2, 3!"
  191. >"Cheese!"
  192. >*click*
  193.  
  194. >"Now that's a keeper, thanks Luna!"
  195. >>"It was my pleasure, Colgate."
  196. >"So hey, you're gonna hang out with us when we get to Baltimare, right?"
  197. "You heard her Colgate, she's got royal business to attend to, she'll be busy."
  198. >"I know that, Anon, but she's not going to that meeting all day, so she can spend the rest of the day with us!"
  199. >Luna's face lights up.
  200. >>"I would be happy to, it will be my first venture into Baltimare as well."
  201. >"You've never gone for a visit before?"
  202. >She shuffles her hooves in place a bit and sighs heavily.
  203. >>"The place you now refer to as Baltimare did not exist when I had last visited the area 1000 years ago, it was an untouched natural landscape."
  204. "Oh..."
  205. >Right, being sealed in the moon probably doesn't present many opportunities to go exploring.
  206. >>"I am told it is an entirely different beast from even Canterlot, I must admit the thought of visiting has me anxious."
  207. "No need to worry, we can get to know the place together, it's my first time going as well."
  208. >>"That is comforting indeed. Tell me Anon, how long have you been with us here in Equestria?"
  209. "It's been a month, more or less."
  210. >>"I see, you were part of the initial arrivals, then, when humans were first sighted."
  211. "I guess so, though I haven't seen many other humans around, seems most of them arrived in Ponyville, while I showed up in Canterlot."
  212. >>"Has it been difficult transitioning to the Equestrian way of life?"
  213. "Oh no, not at all, I'm having the time of my life here, mostly thanks to Colgate."
  214. >"Aww, you sweetheart, you!"
  215. >>"It warms my heart to hear that, ever since I first heard of the arrival of humans I was concerned on how well they would adapt to a new world."
  216. "No no, it's been perfect, I'm much happier here than I was back on Earth."
  217. >>"Earth... so that is the name of your previous world."
  218. "Yep, that's the place."
  219. >>"Would you mind telling me more about Earth? If it isn't too much of a bother, of course."
  220. >"Hey, I wanna hear more about Earth too, we've never talked about it much before, now that I think about it."
  221. >Frankly, you'd prefer to forget all about your previous life if you could help it.
  222. >They look pretty interested though, it would be rude not to talk at least a little about what Earth was like.
  223. >Before you can respond, the train whistle begins to blow, and a voice echoes through the room.
  224. >*"Attention passengers, the Friendship Express is preparing for departure, please make your way to your seats."
  225. >"Ahhh! It's almost time! Luna, Anon, let's celebrate with a drink, how about the sparkling OJ?"
  226. "Sure, why not, let's commemorate the occasion."
  227. >>"A toast then? So be it, to a wonderous adventure."
  228. >You all nod in agreement.
  229. >To a wonderful adventure!
  230.  
  231. >*"All aboard!"
  232. >The sound of the train whistle reverberates in the room, it's finally time to depart.
  233. >Colgate heads toward the window and starts waving goodbye to the ponies on the platform.
  234. >"Bye everypony, take care!"
  235. >Luna chuckles at the sight.
  236. >>"Colgate is certainly a very enthusiastic pony, isn't she?"
  237. "You're telling me, it's hard to keep with her energy sometimes."
  238. >>"It must make for a lively experience at home though, no?"
  239. >That's putting it mildly...
  240. "It can get a bit much for me, but being with her makes it totally worth it."
  241. >>"Forgive me if I sound presumptuous, but I must say I find your bond a little surprising."
  242. "I don't blame you for being surprised, even now it's hard to believe we're as close as we are."
  243. >>"How is it that the two of you came to meet?"
  244. >"Oh, I'd love to tell you about it!"
  245. >With the platform now out of sight, Colgate returns to join in on the conversation.
  246. >"While I was out shopping, I saw Anon unconscious in the middle of Canterlot Square."
  247. >" There was a huge crowd surrounding him but nopony was doing anything to help, so I went up to check on him."
  248. "I don't blame any of them, I'd be apprehensive too if a weird creature I'd never seen before just appeared out of nowhere."
  249. >"You don't look weird at all, silly, what's weird is why everypony was so scared of you."
  250. >>" I'm afraid the general populace of Canterlot is much less trusting than the average pony citizen, it's rather unsurprising."
  251. >"Yeah, ain't THAT the truth."
  252. >She rolls her eyes, she's made it pretty clear before she doesn't think much of her fellow Canterlot citizens.
  253. >"I mean sure, I grew up here too, but lots of the Canterlot ponies are just so full of themselves, and it can get pretty tiring dealing with them."
  254. >"Anyways, after I pushed through the crowd and got close enough to see if he was okay, he started fidgeting a bit."
  255. >"You should have heard the screams, Luna, you'd think we were under another changeling attack or something!"
  256. >>"It isn't difficult to imagine, the citizens are rather easy to frighten over most any mundane event."
  257. "I got the wake-up call of a lifetime thanks to that, I was terrified."
  258. >"After the others left in a panic, I started talking to him."
  259. "I was still pretty shocked, so I wasn't making much conversation."
  260. >"*giggle* Tell me about it, I thought you couldn't talk at first so I tried pantomiming, but it didn't go very well."
  261. "Yeah, I got a bit scared and started yelling "Please don't hurt me!" while huddling, I wasn't sure what was gonna happen."
  262. >"I was sooo relieved he could talk so I could tell him everything was okay, and that I wasn't gonna hurt him."
  263. "After I calmed down, she asked me if I wanted to come to her house and rest for a bit, and I came home with her."
  264. >Luna looks a bit shocked, impressive to think even she's surprised by the extent of Colgate's good-naturedness.
  265.  
  266. >>"I'm certain nearby passerby were left aghast on your way home, yes?"
  267. >"They were all frozen stiff, just couldn't take their eyes off him."
  268. >She cocks an eyebrow and nudges me a bit.
  269. >"I know he's quite the looker, but come on, can't a guy get any privacy?"
  270. >I can't believe she just said that, and right in front of the princess, too...
  271. >>"I find it quite fascinating still, that even with such contrasting personalities you are as close as you are."
  272. "Variety is the spice of life, I suppose."
  273. >That being said, I do wonder what it is Colgate finds so interesting about me.
  274. >"It just feels natural, I guess. Feels like he's always been there, he's a pretty comfortable part of my life now."
  275. "We do hang out a lot, obviously since we live together it's bound to happen."
  276. >"It's more than that though, it's the little things. Our talks about anything, eating together, showing him the sights, it's just a fun time all around."
  277. >>"I see, again I must apologize for being so inquisitive, my eagerness to understand different kinds of friendships forces me to step beyond my boundaries."
  278. "I don't mind at all, it was nice reminiscing for a bit."
  279. >"What about your friends, Luna? What are they like?"
  280. >Well, there is my sister, and a few of the Elements of Harmony, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie-"
  281. >"No way! I didn't know you were friends with Twilight and Pinkie, I am too!"
  282. >>"Well, that certainly is a coincidence."
  283. >"Twilight's one of my childhood friends, and EVERYPONY is friends with Pinkie."
  284. >It's true, even I've gotten to meet her, surprisingly we hit it off well enough.
  285. >>" I formally met them when I visited Ponyville for Nightmare Night, though it was not a smooth encounter initially."
  286. >"I remember seeing you there! That was a really fun night."
  287. >>"You were present there? How mortifying, I handled the whole situation horribly, didn't I?"
  288. >"Nah, I thought it was all an act, you really amped up the energy for the night, everypony was having a great time."
  289. >>"That is good to hear, I am glad the ponies were able to enjoy themselves even after my spectacle."
  290. >"I wasn't able to stay long after since I had to get home, but you looked so happy, it was great to see."
  291. >>"It was a memorable night, and I left contently knowing that after a millennia I once again had friends."
  292. "That's wonderful, Luna."
  293. >>"*sigh* But truth be told, though I do consider them dear friends, we have seldom had an opportunity to "hang out."
  294. "Why is that?"
  295. >>"Being the princess of the night, I am restricted to remaining in close proximity at almost all times to Canterlot."
  296. >>"And with their duties as the Elements, my friends are also often preoccupied, as such we have not interacted in some time now."
  297. >Makes sense, not exactly a job either party can easily shirk off.
  298. >>"Celestia is often out on royal tasks as well, as such I must remain present in the castle in case of any event that would necessitate our presence."
  299. >She looks out toward the window at the fading view of Canterlot Castle.
  300. >>" It... does become rather draining, spending the majority of the day in isolation.
  301.  
  302. >>"You know, Anon, I myself haven't been present in Canterlot for long, either."
  303. "Is that right?"
  304. >"That's news to me too, it's been a few years now since you came back, right?"
  305. >>"I've only been in Canterlot since my return, Celestia and I lived elsewhere in the past."
  306. >"Now I definitely didn't know that, I thought the princesses had always lived in Canterlot. "
  307. >>"Actually, my sister and I originally resided in the Everfree Forest."
  308. >Colgate spits out her drink.
  309. >"You lived in the Everfree Forest!?"
  310. >>"I suppose it's only natural some historical details were lost over the years, but yes, we did."
  311. >"I had no idea a pony could survive in there, wasn't it scary?"
  312. >>"Our original castle was located deep within the heart of the forest, we were well protected from any threat."
  313. >>"Also, I rather enjoyed the surroundings, Equestria's natural beauty is truly unparalleled, even in that foreboding forest."
  314. >She's got that right, it's quite a sight here.
  315. > Looking through the opposite window, the rolling Equestrian landscape was even more beautiful than you could ever have imagined.
  316. >The huge empty plains, the massive open sky, the towering mountains in the distance, and so much more. It truly was a world of possibilities.
  317. >Luna sighs once again.
  318. >>"At some point after my banishment, Celestia decided to relocate and left our original home behind. It was... a difficult revelation for me."
  319. "It was like suddenly moving away from your home, I get that."
  320. >>"Regardless, I had a duty to the citizens to appear strong and joyous to have returned home, even if in reality everything was moving too rapidly for me to keep up."
  321. >"That's crazy, you always look so confident whenever you're out in public, I figured you got used to things pretty quick."
  322. >>"Then I am performing my role well, but I will admit it can become exhausting keeping up the appearance."
  323. >"Well I'm glad you're letting loose with us, that's what friends are for. You can tell us anything that's on your mind, anytime."
  324. "Right. We've all got our struggles, but it's easier to handle them when you've got friends to hear you out." ​
  325. >>"I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the two of you. I... have always had difficulty in fostering friendships."
  326. >"No way that's true, what kind of pony wouldn't want to be your friend?"
  327. >>"I fear I exude a rather morose aura, ponies assume I am aloof and distant, and thus are apprehensive to approach me."
  328. >>"That is one such quality that has not changed since my return. I am simply not as lively as the average pony."

A Poem for Alpine Glow

by Solaceon

A Poem for Pine Ponder

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Dashie's Snowpony Expedition

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Anon and Colgate's Baltimare Trip

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Cherry's hospital visit

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