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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Silver smiles, and turns the pair around so that the water jet is primarily hitting Jubilosa.
She smiles at Silver’s switch, and at the movement of bubbles against her back. She extends her wings, perhaps so they don’t get in the way of the jets.
"I wonder if Sweet Dreams is coming to collect us, or if we just leave when we are ready to move on. I do not know what is next, but I am excited to find out."
Silver finds out. Behind him, near the entrance, is Sweet Dreams.
“Are you enjoying the hot tub?”
Silver looks behind him, a little surprised. He wonders how long she's been there.
"Oh! Very much so, thank you!"
“Do you… want to linger more?” She asks
Silver looks to his date for an answer.
“Maybe just a few more minutes” she says. She picks up the wine bottle, and takes a drink.
Silver smiles at Jubilosa, then at Sweet Dreams.
"Just few more minutes, if that is okay."
“Uh, alright.” She says, and starts to leave the room. If Jubilosa hasn’t removed herself from Silver, she does so now, and turns over to stretch out and relax.
Silver lets her, as he feels like doing much of the same.
"Ngh...this is life...does it make you feel even fancier, drinking wine while you are in hot tub?"
“Yes. Fancy. Fancy and most of all relaxed. It’s pleasant.”
"You do indeed look relaxed. More relaxed than I have ever seen you before."
“It’s good… leave all that trouble behind. And settle into the good life.”
"I can not agree more."
Silver leans his head back as he relaxes.
"It helps to have such wonderful person as lover."
“D’awwwww” she leans on him now, and places the back of one claw in his chest.
“And I’m so glad to have such a wonderful… stallion
He smiles mischeviously, and places a hoof in the claw.
"I suppose I showed just how much stallion
I am just now."
“Yes… quite a stallion. You’ve aged like a very fine wine.”
"I am glad. You should have seen me in my youth, however. I could go on and on, all night long."
“I’d have loved to. Of course I wasn’t there, and you’d be different… I am happy to be with you as you came to me.”
He looks at her, smiling subtly with a tear in his eye, and he hugs her tightly.
"You really are amazing, Jubee. I am glad I was able to save you that night."
“And I’m glad of that too. You’ve saved me from much… and maybe more than that. I… never want this to end, you know?”
"Me neither, my dove. Me neither..."
“But… should we go to the next section now?”
"Oh, well that?"
He smiles, and looks at her.
"That I suppose is good idea."
She slowly gets up, and starts to move out of the water
Silver does the same, placing his forehooves on the edge of the hot tub and using those to pull himself out of the water. Jubilosa can see he's still got his glorious Sword drawn thanks to the warm water. The air feels cold on it, though.
There is indeed a bit of contrast between the air and the water, with the air perhaps slightly cooler than normal, probably because of the night. Sweet Dreams stands at the doorway, smiling a bit awkwardly.
“And if there is any need to wash off bubbles, or anything, there is a small shower on the edge of the room.”
"Thank you, Sweet Dreams."
He smiles back at her.
"I am sorry if my comment earlier made you feel uncomfortable, one about your skill being surpassed by your beauty. I imagine every other weird creepy stallion that comes in here uses lines like that on you."
She tilts her head
“Uh….. it’s no problem.” She says
Jubilosa makes her way over to the little shower, figures out how to turn it on, and wastes no time in trying to wash herself, spreading her wings to facilitate this.
Silver trots over to the shower, waiting patiently for his turn after Jubilosa to quickly wash himself off.
"Hmm... I'll be thinking about it. But for now, we do need to check up on everypony."
She takes a small while, but when she is done, it’s Silver’s turn.>>147498
“Sure” he says
Petal does not give them the chance, walking out of the door at the end of the hall.
"Morning. Did you sleep well?"
“Yes. It was fairly eventful. The heater did stay on, even with the limited coal… how was your night? I hope the sofa was soft enough.”
The unicorn takes a bit less time, most of it dedicated to his thick fluffy coat, before he too is finished and is available to follow Sweet Dreams.
The two follow Sweet dreams until they find themselves in still another room, this one immediately opposite in the hallway from the message room. In there, he finds another pair of tables that are a bit lower to the ground, and Mollis standing there with a blow dryer
"Unfortunately it was eventful."
"We were visited by a new guest and a couple of problems she brought along with her. She has been tailed by some changelings and they knocked on the door last night looking for her. They gave up shortly after."
"Yes. We are going to take care of them soon enough."
"Take.... care of them?"
She still seems unsettled
"We have to make sure they don't come back here, or you will be in danger."
"Are you... are you sure you can... 'take care of them'? They arrest ponies for association with rebel activities, you know..."
"I'm sure. We will be safe."
"Oh... okay..." She says, not seeming entirely convinced. She presses a hoof against the wall, and uses it to guide her further down the hall, and past Spark. She says "Hi, Lyka. Did you sleep well?" To Makade, who responds
"Well enough" to her, and she makes her way to the stairs
Spark helps her.
"I don't mean to upset you, but these days, we have to do tough things in order to keep everypony safe."
“Safe? It’s very dangerous.” She goes down stairs
“Your new guest is still here?!”