Welcome back to the newest thread of Occupied Equestria
In Northern Equestria on the Changeling side, Spark has given refuge to a mare claiming to be stalked by a Changeling drone.
In the southeast, in Baltimare, Amber tries to slip past police in her infiltration of the Police Headquarters. Iron prepares for his next fight against griffin gangsters. Silver enjoys downtime, and Midnight checks out a local church.
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From her lips she whispers a name. It’s a whisper like how an old rural grandmother whispers the name of some monster of legend, be it some great villain of yesteryear, whose evil deeds grow with every retelling, or a supernatural creature of horror whose traits grow more chilling with each new version. And it is indeed a tail that has been retold many times, impressing itself upon the collective memory of rural towns and villages for generations or centuries, quickly passing into myth. Perhaps Mollis recalls such a legend from the low floof plains from wince she came in far off Zebrica, spoken to her by an elder when she was but a filly. Perhaps a new legend is born now that will be recalled for generations to come within the tenements of Baltimare. For with fear and trembling she utters:
The extremely floofy unicorn, for his part, just gives her a look of confusion.
She slowly lies down on the floor, and curls up
Silver looks to Sweet Dreams, hoping for an answer.
Sweet Dreams looks over to Jubilosa, who lies like a cat on her bed.
"Do you mind if I help her, for a minute?"
Somewhat relunctant, Jubilosa agrees
Sweet Dreams walks over, and picks up the brush
"Do you know anything about this 'Alzughab' she mentioned?"
“No.” She says, placing the brush in Silver’s fur, snd trying to brush with one hoof, but encountering much the same difficulty Mollis did
"Ehm...do you need assistance, as well?"
Silver attempts to use his magic to assist in the brushing of his fur, whether by untangling his fur from the brush or by helping in pushing it.
She tries to press it down, using her weight as leverage, as Mollis had. Mollis recovers after perhaps a minute, standing up, and trying to take the brush. She is a bit reluctant. Silver has some difficulty seeing being himself, naturally,
Regardless, Silver does his best to assist the pair wherever he can.
Mollis takes back over the process, brushing the long, thick fur. She completes the main portion of Silver's longer fur, and moves onto his head and lower legs, bringing a smaller brush that she attaches to her hoof. Sweet Dreams goes back to Jubilosa
"So...what is this 'Alzughab' thing that made you break down?"
"Don't" She shivers "don't mention it." She brushes his fluff on his head, neck, tail, and rump.
"O...kay." Silver stays a good boy, and lets her do her job.
She finishes brushing her coat after some time, and Sweet Dreams, over on the other table, is well into trimming Jubilosa's coat, and even manicuring her claws.
"I uh... I can trim your coat. If you like. I do not specialize in it. Normally another pony does that, but I can trim the edges." She says in her strange ancent.
Silver smiles at her.
"I would not object, if you wished to do so."
She smiles to him, although her smile is a bit awkward. She brings in comb, and a set of scissors.
"How do you want it trimmed?" She asks
"Hmm...you know, I do not know. It is not very often I am asked that. Why not have you decide what would look good on me? Surprise me."
"Heh" She gives a small, toothy small that implies nervousness.
"Minor trim" She says, combig and feeling around, and cutting off small pieces of fur, focusing on areas like around his shoulders, or where the neck meets the head.
Silver, for his part, relaxes and lets her do her thing, trusting in her abilities.
She cuts a few more areas, and takes a pause in areas with scars along Silver's back. She moves back, and cuts around Silver's tail and hindleg knees. She stops and comes back to in front of Silver
"Do you want more? A hooficure, perhaps?"
"Ohhh...I suppose why not. I did
say I wanted to try something new, here."
She smiles, and says to Silver
"Let me take your hoof"
She picks up Silver's left hoof and holds it in hers, examining it. If Silver has horseshoes, she takes the time to remove them herself, and then takes a file, and starts to file down the edges, using a chisel if necessary on damaged sections.
"Oooo, that feels funny, but nice. I do not think my hoof has been treated quite this well, before."
She looks up to Silver, smiles, and then continues filing away at the edges in a nearly sawing motion.
This definitely makes for a very relaxed Silver, whose hooves start looking better than new in no time.
She moves over to the right hoof, taking off the shoe on that one as well. Any injuries or deformations Silver's recent adventures have put in his hooves, she tries to smooth over.
Indeed they have been injured and deformed, with the constant running, stumbing, and combat they've seen, but Mollis is able to make quick work of them.
She takes wide movements sawing back and forth with the file, in what doesn't seem to be the most delicate process. Sweet Dreams moves more slowly in her comparable work on Jubilosa, as it seems she requires less work than Silver. Mollis moves back and pulls Silver's left hind leg forward, starting the work on that hoof.
"Mmm...this must be what rich ponies feel like."
There's "zack zack" sounds as Mollis saws away at Silver's hind hoof, and then moves off to the fourth and final hoof, completing that one too after some minutes.
She comes back in front of Silver
"Well, that's all that is planned? Anything else you need, or want, or feel like?" She smiles at him
"Hmm...well, what else do you offer?"
"That's... all on your package, as I understand it" She says, still smiling.
"And there is nothing else to add to it, or another package level higher?"
"Well, if... that's all you want. Sweet Dreams and I are the only ponies still here to serve you."
"Well, I can think of many things I would want. It depends on what you are offering."
"Heh, we don't have alcohol. Just wanted to see if there were anything else we could do for you at the end of your night's experience."
Silver looks to Jubilosa for any ideas.
Sweet Dreams has resumed a massage around Jubilosa’s neck area, and she seems kind of out of it
"I do not know. I know you two do not want to be here forever, but it seems shame to leave two beautiful mares such as you."
She moves her head to the side in a blush, and bats a hoof at him.
"Are you sure
there is nothing else you two can offer?"
“We can grant requests. Within reason, of course.” She says, smiling and looking into Silver’s eyes with her own brown eyes.
"Well, we would have to ask my grifffriend, but...what are you open to?"
She has a sly expression on her face, with eyes half-lidded and am emboldened smile.
So here’s the thing. It’s a little late at night and both Sweet Dreams and I are a little
over our normal hours. So… If you want more time here with us - don’t get me wrong, I am here to please. Just, a little bit of a bigger tip. I’m willing to bend the rules. Maybe your girlfriend can get another message? Maybe we can even find more alcohol?”
He gets a similar expression, almost purring at her suggestion.
"Oh, I can offer you a bigger tip."
She comes in closer to him, until her muzzle is maybe six inches from his.
“How big are we talking about?” The word “about” is broken into two by her accent