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Occupied Equestria - 23 Jump Street
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149000
Dark Star starts has embarked in a new venture - infiltrating cells of leftwing radicals at a local university.
349 replies and 4 files omitted.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149501
149502
>>149500
"It's the lowest level of our organization." She says

"You help make money for the organization. And in return, they offer... we offer, protection. Fraternity."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149502
149503
>>149501
"If it means I can reduce your workload and focus on your dream job, I will definitely become an Associate for you," Iron soon whispered back with a winning smile.
Anonymous
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No.149503
149504
>>149502
“That’s not…” she looks away, then back to Iron.

“It’s not about me. I will be above you in the organization, yes. But it is not about loyalty to me, nor am I at the top. It is about the organization. The syndicate.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149504
149505
>>149503
Iron's smile faded just a little bit at Cauldron's reply, almost feeling like there was something off about this ordeal. Nevertheless, he nodded once. "I will not betray the organization at any point," he soon confirmed to Cauldron. "You have my word."
Anonymous
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No.149505
149506
>>149504
“Let’s… well, let’s ease you into it. Maybe it’s better that you not officially be a part of it, so long as you have this problem with the Ginovicci’s. For now, let’s do specific jobs for them. Iron, you know you have to tackle these griffins, right?”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149506
149507
>>149505
Iron simply nods to confirm that is indeed his duty.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149507
149508
>>149506
“Alright, well…” she looks away.

“There is a job that would make money. And get you out of the city for the day. Far away from where the Ginovicci would ever look for you.”
Anonymous
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No.149508
149510
>>149507
Iron softly tilts his head to the side, puzzled at the sidetrack, but patiently waited for Cauldron to continue explaining the situation.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149510
149511
>>149508
"We received a tip that out in the mountains, there is an abandoned mine where a load of quicksilver was lost sometime last century. There wasn't that much effort to retrieve it back then but now, with the war time shortages, the price has more than doubled. A flash flood has uncovered it, supposedly. We just have to collect it, bring it back, and sell it."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149511
149512
>>149510
"We will not be the only ones going for it, will we?" Iron muttered, already feeling there will be a lot of ponies gunning for this tip.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149512
149513
>>149511
“That… depends on who else knows. It’s a bit remote, and harder to get to, especially with travel around the countryside restricted. And the wildlife… it’s also really heavy, and may be hard to carry back.” She smiles. “That’s why we need your muscles.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149513
149514
>>149512
Iron couldn't help but stifle a chuckle at the role he had to play. "I see," he answered softly with a nod. "I can definitely do that."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149514
149515
>>149513
“It’s, well, it’s a bit out of the way. It’ll take much of the morning to get there, and at best, we won’t be back until the night.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149515
149516
>>149514
Iron hummed softly, soon poking the tip of his chin in thought for a second: Sands may not have the chance to properly have her fill, meaning she'll have to wait a day at the very least. However, he barely had any money and this would prove to be a good way to show Cauldron he was perfectly capable of ending this little feud considering all the dangers. Needless to say, he was easy to convince in that regard.
"It will be fine," he answered with a nod. "It will not eat much of my time."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149516
149517 149518
>>149515
“As I said, there’s quite a bit of it up there. And it’s gone up drastically in value since they use it in making munitions, or something. It’s potentially very profitable.”
Anonymous
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No.149517
149518 149521
>>149516
Iron smirks softly at Cauldron's added incentive, simply patting her on the shoulder. "I accept the terms," he concluded with a nod. "Who else is coming along?"
Anonymous
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No.149518
149519 149520
>>149516
>>149517
Henlo
Anonymous
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No.149519
149522
>>149518
Hi

>>149268
June seems to want to hear more about how Solar Night came to his current political understanding, and where he stands now
Anonymous
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No.149520
149528
>>149518
Hoi
Anonymous
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No.149521
149559
>>149517
"I'm not sure right now. Certainly you and I" She answers
Anonymous
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No.149522
149523
>>149519
"Well thats a very long story. got time to listen?"
Anonymous
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No.149523
149524
>>149522
“I’ve got a little time.” He says
Anonymous
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No.149524
149525
>>149523
"Well as i said,My brother would let me read with him. he was a SocDem. he would read books and pamphlets for hours."
He smiles recalling the memories of his actual brother
"But as i said, they weren't inclusive enough for my tastes."
Anonymous
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No.149525
149526
>>149524
“Not inclusive enough?” He asks
Anonymous
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No.149526
149527
>>149525
He chuckles
"Yea thats right. they only seem to care about their own. they are basically fascist,i have came to learn."
He scowls after this statement.
Anonymous
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No.149527
149529
>>149526
He pauses
“Why do you say that?”
Anonymous
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No.149528
>>149520
i didnt mean to interrupt
Anonymous
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No.149529
149531
>>149527
Dark Star(Solar night) cocks his head to the side
"What do you mean? isnt it self evident?"
Anonymous
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No.149531
149532
>>149529
“I want to hear why you think it.”
Anonymous
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No.149532
149533
>>149531
"Have you ever heard of any creature,that's not a pony of some sort being able to run for office with the social democrats? i Haven't. They Claim to represent Every Creature but they only care about the weight of their bit pouches"
Anonymous
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No.149533
149534
>>149532
He nods his head
“Go on.”
Anonymous
1b149a2
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No.149534
149535
>>149533
"About the social democrats? Ok. Well i've seen them turn away. Minotaurs and griffins from positions of power. simply because they aren't ponies."
Anonymous
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No.149535
149536
>>149534
He nods
"Is it the rights of the non-ponies you are most concerned about?"
Anonymous
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No.149536
149537
>>149535
"Of Course. they are the most oppressed under the current regime."
Anonymous
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No.149537
149538
>>149536
He nods, taking it in

"Well, you came to the right place. Baltimare isn't quite as diverse as Manehattan, but it's the most diverse place in South East Equestria, and it has the greatest class consciousness. And Jim Haykins in particular will teach you a lot about political theory. But let me tell you, it's not just a theory here. We put our beliefs into practice, and we believe politics is a very practical topic here."
Anonymous
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No.149538
149645
>>149537
"Jim haykins sounds like paradise. I Think i'm gonna like it hear a lot."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.149551
149552
(You) are a cute pony
Anonymous
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No.149552
>>149551
gasp
Anonymous
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No.149553
149554
>>149364
Technically... the party was working for the Blackhooves when they investigated Comte with agent Skies being there, and the Hoebuck, raid, while not done through the Blackhooves's State Security Administration, was done by a different part of the federal government

"Are you sure? Because this is how they would do it. If they wanted to clear the region."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.149554
149555
>>149553
shrugs

"Maybe, but they would have to send in troops to clear out most entrenched of rural families."
Anonymous
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No.149555
149556
>>149554
"Yes! Exactly! And then they'll send them here to Baltimare."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
afea8a8
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No.149556
149557
>>149555
"Where those very angry and vengeful ponies are more likely to meet up with resistance groups in city, have their anger galvanized, and cause even more trouble for government than if they were left alone."
Anonymous
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No.149557
149558
>>149556
"Yes. That's what we need to be prepared for."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
afea8a8
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No.149558
149643
>>149557
"Either way, I am not so sure that Black Hooves are interested in anything more than making sure that we do not actively revolt. If I were them, I would be trying to better things in order to actually build loyalty. You cannot just stab country in back during war, call yourselves 'Saviors of Ponykind', and expect loyalty without doing something to earn it."
Anonymous
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No.149559
149665
>>149521
Iron hums softly for a bit, thinking about his options. "...will we need some sort of guide or more hooves to carry other essentials?" he inquired instead. "Is it better to keep the team as small as possible?"
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149619
149628 149643
I have been busy, but things might calm down soon to get back to playing.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149628
149643
>>149619
Soon… hopefully
Anonymous
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No.149643
149644 149664
>>149628
>>149619
Soon

>>149558
"Yeah..." Clipping sits down on the couch, looking unsure of himself
Silver "The Floof" Sword
05a3122
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No.149644
>>149643
Silver goes over, and gives him a reassuring pat on the back.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149645
149661
>>149538
"Paradise? Ha! Far from paradise. There is so much more that can be improved, in the professors, the administrators... even the students. But let me tell you. Paradise is not far off. The creatures of the world are starting to wake. And the steps that will take us to that paradise, or as near as we can make it? That is being planned here. Forged here. I know creatures who were involved in the uprising of last September. I've spoken to them at length about what happened, and what must happen next time."

His eyes light up

"Yes, it failed. They were prepared, we were not. But they are weaker now, with their wars of imperialism. And we will be prepared. Our great mistake in September was reacting to the Fascists, reacting to their closure of the Unions. Can you believe that? Reacting to Reacionaries? When we, the next generation, should be the movers of history? Not again.

The Unions are gone, it is true, and with them ended the first great mobilizing organization of the working class. But the great movers of the Revolution were not arrested - not most of them anyways - and more are being created everyday. They just moved into hiding. And when the time is right, we will rise again. And when we do, we will find ourselves freed from all constraints of Princess, Master, Landlord, or antiquarian morality. We will be free to find fraternity with all feeling creatures, with no bounds of class, nation, or species, and free to pursue all manner of happiness in this, our one and only life. Do you understand what can be won? Do you understand what is to be done?"

He pauses for a moment, enraptured by his own words:
"No. I don't think you do. But if you want to know, well, you came to the right place."

He stands up, still looking at Dark Star, placing a hoof up on the chair next to him.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
bab6c91
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No.149653
floofy floof noises
Anonymous
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No.149661
149662
>>149645
“Wow that was quite the speech. You’re very good at that. It’s frankly amazing. You said you actually know some of the creatures that rose up? Incredible! You’re right I don’t know too much but I would love to know more.”
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149662
>>149661
When June arrived and sat down on the chair across from Dark Star, Lunar Nadir leaned over Solar Night with both forelegs wrapped around his neck and shoulders, and with her head and chin firmly pressed into his back. Her wings have eased away from her body, and fall down, as if failing to fold properly. Yet despite Nadir's thorough invasion of Solar Night's personal space, June does not look at her, nor take any notice of her, nor aim his eyes anywhere save at the eyes of this newcomer, Solar Night. Just before June's last speech, Nadir becomes aware of her now physical clinginess, and backs off of Solar Night, sitting uprising, and allowing a foot and a half between them. Yet even this movement does not draw June's attention, and Dark Star may be forgiven if he believes Lunar Nadir to be a just a hallucination shared by himself and Mars Loaf, albeit a very persistent hallucination, and one he can feel and touch, and be felt and touched in turn.

June smiles, and pulls his head back in triumph. For a moment it seems as if he's been knocked off kilter, or perhaps the alcohol has finally truly set in. But he lowers his head back and regains his composure.

"Oh yes. I know much, and if you are willing, so shall you in time. We will do much."
Shimmering Spark
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No.149664
149665
>>149643
Spark was last after a possible changeling, but he got away.
Anonymous
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No.149665
149666 149667
>>149664
The last post is >>149190, which is "[the stallion] runs some ways down, until the sidewalk meets a street"

>>149559
She answers,
"I'm not sure. It's an area I've never been to, and where it may be easy to get lost. Anypony who joins the group will definitely want a share, and may also be a potential traitor. We definitely need as much strength as possible to carry things out."
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149666
149668
>>149665
I had thought last time we got to where the stallion ran behind a building.
Anonymous
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No.149667
149668
>>149665
Iron hummed softly, wondering himself if he had such a thing: Even after his positive experiences after his big failure, he was a quite queasy over inviting Sands along in case she got hurt again for his sake.
Quickly shaking his head, he looked back to Cauldron with a tinge of curiosity. "Do you have a pony who would be interested and is trustworthy enough?" he tentatively prodded.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149668
149669 149671
>>149666
Correct. He’s gone down another walkway, and out of line of sight.

>>149667
“That depends… we could invite the creature who first gave the tip. He’ll probably want a share, and we don’t know him well. We could bring another associate from the Syndicate. He’d be trustworthy, but he wouldn’t necessarily know anything about the area. And then we could bring one of your friends…”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149669
149670
>>149668
I suppose Spark will now retreat back to his friends now that the spies have their cover blown.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149670
149672
>>149669
Spark goes south(?), and then west, past apartments, and into a fenced lot where all of the creatures wait in the truck

“Where you followed?” Makade asks
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149671
149673
>>149668
"One of my friends?" Iron asked with a tilt of his head.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149672
149676
>>149670
"I was for a bit, but he ran off. I think we best hurry or they will catch back up."
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149673
149674
>>149671
“You know. One of your ponies you work with.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149674
149675
>>149673
"You mean Sands?" Iron asked in tow, unsure of what Cauldron was implying.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149675
149678
>>149674
“Well, she could be one of them, yes. I meant the ones you do… ‘business’ with.”
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149676
149677
>>149672
Ply Press:
“I agree.” He starts the truck, and drives off and away from the location.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149677
149679
>>149676
I assume he waited for Spark to get inside.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149678
149679
>>149675
Iron blinked once before shaking his head. "I doubt those ponies can be trusted with this," he replied in turn before turning pensive. "...maybe Sands can be trusted?"
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149679
149680 149681
>>149677
Yes. With Spark needing to get inside for it to be easy to talk yo him, though speaking through an open driver’s side window is possible. Wellspring has hidden herself in the back.

>>149678
She blinks
“I’ve asked this before, but… who is she? Is she some rescue project of yours? Are you trying to take her as an apprentice. Is she a” she whispers the next part “lover?”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149680
149682
>>149679
Spark rides along.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149681
149682
>>149679
"I think she will be a valuable asset in order to spread the word of your business," Iron replied as succinctly as he could. "She is quite charismatic."
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149682
149683 149684
>>149680
But where is Spark going?

>>149681
“So that’s what you want to do with her? Hire her into sales? Or advertising?”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149683
149685
>>149682
I believe they are driving back to the house and from there, we can find out more about what Wellspring is wanting.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149684
149685
>>149682
"Either works, really," Iron agreed with a nod.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149685
149686 149693
>>149683
And so they wind their way through the city, ending up back at the house. Wellspring looks around variously before exiting with her bag, and hurrying into the house.

>>149684
“But what about today?” She asks
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149686
149687
>>149685
"As a travelling partner," Iron proposed instead with a nod. "I think she can shoot magic through her horn, so that could help."
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149687
149689
>>149686
“A unicorn might help.” She mumbles.
“I don’t know how much ‘magic’ is really helpful, but it couldn’t hurt I suppose.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149689
149690
>>149687
"We should probably ask her if she is willing to go into the jungle, though," Iron suggested with a bit of hesitation. "She strikes me as an adept concrete jungle dweller only."
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149690
149691
>>149689
“I suppose…” Cauldron says

“She does look a little soft. And delicate…”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149691
149692
>>149690
"She did jump in a fight when I was downed," Iron tentatively offered with a slightly sheepish smile. "That has to count for something, right?"
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149692
149695
>>149691
“Well…” she looks down to the floor.”

“Yes. That does count for something.”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149693
149694
>>149685
Spark follows her.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149694
149699
>>149693
She enters the living room, and returns to the couch. Petal and Waabishki are together in the kitchen, as the doctor and ply press enter. Makade follows Spark.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149695
149696
>>149692
Iron is finally feeling a tinge of awkwardness at Cauldron's repeated utterance, causing him to start idly scritching his foreleg with a hoof.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149696
149697
>>149695
She looks back up to Iron
“Is that all?”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149697
149698
>>149696
This caused Iron to raise his eyebrows in surprise. "All of what?" he asked in turn.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149698
149701
>>149697
“Is that everyone you want to come?”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149699
149700
>>149694
"Are you going to shed any light on your situation now?" he directs to Wellspring.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149700
149702
>>149699
She looks up towards Spark with giant, open bright eyes, surprised by Spark’s question.

“Shed… what light?” She asks, trying to force her lips up over her teeth in a smile.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149701
149703
>>149698
"I cannot think of anypony else that would be both trustworthy and useful to this task," Iron replied with a nod.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149702
149703
>>149700
"You went back there really looking for just one or two particular items, one of which you have now. So it would be most helpful to know what is going on, especially since we are now being spied on by changelings."
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149703
149704 149708
>>149701
“If trustworthiness is your main concern, then yes. I could have one of my associates help. But I think I need them with money lending.”

>>149702
She looks up at him.

“Uh……”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149704
149705
>>149703
"I think us three would be enough," Iron tentatively proposed in turn, not overly sure himself.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149705
149706
>>149704
“Well, I hope. But only you are especially strength. Snd we really will need all of your strength. You see, quicksilver is expensive. But it isn’t as valuable as gold, or even silver. It’ll be very heavy, and you’ll have to carry it through the jungle.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149706
149707
>>149705
Finally feeling back in his element, Iron soon puffed his chest out proudly as he confidently smiled towards Cauldron. "I can definitely carry a lot of stuff," he boldly proclaimed.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149707
149709
>>149706
She raises an eyebrow.
“Across land? Up hills? While we are in possible danger? And this isn’t counting the fact that we may have to fish it out of the ravine in the first place.”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149708
149710
>>149703
"If you want our help, you are going to want to tell us what you know."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149709
>>149707
Iron energetically nodded.
Anonymous
5da9263
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No.149710
149711
>>149708
“Uh… uh…” she looks up, and then lowers her head, closing her eyes and lowering her ears flat to her head.

“Okay… I’ve… well, that one Changeling, that’s all true… but I’ve also become involved in… activities.”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
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No.149711
>>149710
"What do you mean?"