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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"Need any help getting up? I have not yet seen you show motor control..."
"That's good. So, what's the plan today?"
"I don't need to drive. Someone else can do that for me" She says absent mindedly as she tries to get up. Her claw slips, and she falls back onto her belly with an "umph," narrowly avoiding falling off of the table.>>147365
"Check in with Miskobag. And besides tthat, I will defer to you."
"Alright. Should we check up on everypony else and let them know about our guest?"
“I don’t believe there has been an successful home invasion. Perhaps we should check to be sure. Then again, I wouldn’t want to wake them. Rather, I’d prefer they come to us, and find out about your rescue that way.”
"I suppose. So, since we have a mostly free schedule, I was thinking we might pay a little return visit to that changeling squad. I figure that they will still be in the area and they might be questioning ponies for the whereabouts of a missing target."
“Which Changeling squad?” He asks
"The one that was looking for our guest and knocked on our door. Since this seems like a more personal matter, I don't think they have reported this to their superiors, as they suspect they can get away with it easier without waiting for response and too much interference."
“That Changeling? I don’t know. I suspect he will find us.”
"Wow, you must really have done excellent job with her!"
Silver decides that he should probably help her off the table.
"That's why it would be better to find him first, and make sure he doesn't come buzzing around here again."
He tugs on her foreleg, and when her hind legs slip off, she manages to catch herself on the floor. She is up, and ready to follow. Sweat Dreams, likewise, is ready to lead>>147374
This provokes something like a small smile.
"That is one way to handle it, yes."
"I'm not sure how best to find them, but I will assume they might be hanging out around the place our guest normally frequents."
She takes the two slightly down the hallway, and into a high room with beige walls, arches on the far side, and by the center, a raised tub with bubbling water.>>147377
"He may be around her usual route. That is, if he does not come here."
"I think they would prefer to operate at night. They might not have to worry about being caught, but they do have to worry about superiors that will want to maintain order over picking fights with the locals."
"It is." Sweet Dreams says. "We have several soaps and bubbling foams we can add as desired. Tell us how you would like the temperature.">>147380
"But their superior officers may side with them over the locals," Makade counters
"Indeed, which is why we need to act quickly, but I think it gives us a buffer from immediate action."
"Very well. Do you have a plan?"
"Hmm...I suppose close to body temperature, maybe little bit higher, if my Jubee agrees. Do you have any lavender soaps and foams?"
"I... believe so."
Jubilosa looks over to Silver
"Sure, we can try that."
Silver smiles at the mare.
"Just above body temperature, please. It is perfectly fine if you do not have lavender, just regular is okay."
"We'll make it so. Anything else you desire?"
"Not exactly. I only got so far as find the squad. Got any ideas?"
"No. I wouldn't recommend confronting them violently. Not out in the open. Not on their terms. And besides that, I do not know."
"I think we are fine. Oh, I would like to give my compliments to you and Mollis, your skills are only surpassed by your beauty."
"Heheh." She blushes, and smiles half-awkwardly. She breaks this expression to look over to Jubilosa after she says the following.
"Yes. I know. Can I get and drink a glass of wine?"
"We don't have any in stock"
"I have a bottle set aside with my dress."
"We don't usually allow glass by the hottub"
"Maybe if there is a bowl or something?"
"You know, I have never heard of drinking wine from bowl. I know I am asking lot of you already, but are you sure
there is no way we can have bottle with us?"
"Well...." She looks a bit hesitant
"I suppose... maybe we could make an exception."
He smiles widely at her.
"Thank you so much, we owe you for this. So, do we just get in tub, or...?"
"Certainly, if you like. Let e go get the bubble bath. And the wine..."
She starts to walk out
Jubilosa looks down at the water, and touches the end of it with her claw.
Silver, in comparison, slowly lowers himself into the hot tub.
"Ahhhhh...this is nice. Come inside, my dove, water is nice and warm."
Jubilosa looks down at the water with awe, almost fear. If anything, she reminds Silver of the colts when he took them to the zoo some days ago, looking on impressed at strange and fearsome new creatures.
"I've never been in something like this before. With heated water."
Slowly, very slowly, she enters into the water after him, slowly immersing herself in it.
"When it is heated like this, near body temperature, being submerged in water is like being in womb. Nothing is more relaxing..."
He leans his head back, and enjoys the warm water.
She gets in, slowly, but lets it come up to her neck.
Sweet Dreams walks in, placing the bottle of wine down next to the tub. With that out of her mouth, she pulls a bottle off of her back.
"We didn't have a lavender bubble bath, but we do have oil, so it can be mixed in."
She starts pouring a second bottle in
Silver sinks in so that only his head is above water.
"Mmm, you are too good to us. Thank you, Sweet Dreams."
"No problem" She seems to say, though her words are muffled somewhat by a stick in her mouth as she uses it to mix a bottle, and then pours the contents of that into the bathtub. Swiftly, bubbles start to form in the water - stirred by jets of air blown into the heated water - and these form small mountains of bubbles that after a minute or so, cover much of the surface of the water.
Silver looks curiously towards where the jets are coming from.
From little outlets under the water. About four of them in total, two on each of the longer sides
Silver scoots over to sit in front of the nearest jet, letting the stream of bubbles hit his back.
His back, so thoroughly rubbed and tendered by Mollis, is now hit with the jet of bubbles. Jubilosa now appears as just a beak poking through a pile of bubbles, with the end of her hind paw making contact with Silver under the water
Silver looks at the beak.
"Now, what are you doing, Jubee?"
The beak opens
Her hind leg moves upwards, and closer to the top of the water.
"Well, you have got
to try this, it is absolutely wonderful!"
“Try what.” She moves back, raising her head above the water, though it is now covered in part by bubbles, which nearly form an asymmetric wig.
Silver snickers at the sight.
"Sit in front of one of these jets."
Her expression is at first one of indifference, obliging Silver's request with no emotion. Until she sits in front of a jet. After that, her eyes and beak slowly open in childlike wonder, and she moves aside a wing to let it more firmly hit her back.
"See? It is amazing, is it not?"