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Things have not been easy to balance here at the end of the year. It is taking a while to get things in order.
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Silver looks back towards where the brown colt is hiding.
"What interests you, little one?"
"I would play with the toys. If I had them. I like tag and playing soldier and things with the other colts."
"Well, yes, those are things you like,
but what interests you? In same way that marine biology interests Mint Marine, what interests you?"
"Well... I like the paints we use in arts and crafts..."
Silver turns to Mint Marine, now.
"What about you? Think you could be interested in painting as well?"
"No. Not painting. The paints. The solvent and the mixes and things like that."
"Oh! Well, I still imagine those interests intersect. There are lots of dyes and paint materials that can be gotten from sea and sea creatures, yes?"
“I mean… yes? There’s a purple dye from sea snails.”
"There is that, and with as wonderous as sea is I imagine there is much else that could be used."
The brown colt:
“Uh… I’m not sure that’s useful for real ink.”
“But what is it?”
“Well it’s something the squid makes to get away from predators.”
“But what is it?
“Uh… I’m not really sure.”
"Maybe there is book here that has answer?"
"Uh... Maybe. I don't think I have a book with that though."
"Does orphanage have library?"
"A few books in a play room downstairs. But not that much."
"Hmm...is there nearby library, then?"
Dark Star's last act was to discuss with Blue Skies what horrors lie beyond the veil of the infinite darkness.
"Hmmm...well, maybe that is something we should find out soon."
Mint Marine has a small smile, and his tail moves back and forth twice
Dark Star Strokes Her mane
She slowly rubs her head against him, leaning a bit more into him, and pressing against his fur.
"Anyways, you both understand what I am getting at, yes? In friendship you can find ways your interest may intersect, and have opportunities to share some of yours while also learning about theirs."
"Yes..." Mint Marine says. Both colts are silent, and look at Silver
The brown colt blinks
"But I want to play with his toys"
"Get your own toys!
The brown colt:
Dark Star Walks over to it,looks over at Blue and pats the seat next to him.
She turns her head and watches him walk to the loveseat. Only when he signals for her to come over does she stand up, leave her seat at the table, and walk over towards the fur-dyed Dark Star. She curls her tail, and sits next to him
"Colts, settle down please."
He Puts his arm around Her,pulling her Tightly against him
She turns her head to his, smiling widely with a look of definite pleasure.>>153289
They look towards Silver, and scrunch
He Turns on the Radio, As he snuggles Her
Turning on the radio, the first station is off for the night, but a turn of the dial turns the radio to jazz... then another turn takes it to a slow song with a female single.
She leans her head against him, and rubs her muzzle against his fur.
Silver first address the brown colt.
"What is your name, by way?"
"Caramel Glaze" He answers
He Rubs his muzzle against her face,nuzzling herSorry i was gone so long,the microwave broke
She pulls her muzzle up, to rub it against his.
She purrs, and opens her eyes to meet his
He strokes her mane as they nuzzle
"This is exactly what i needed after a long day"
As they nuzzle, her chest and shoulders lean onto him, letting his body support her weight. Her eyes remain closed, and she says nothing, simply preferring to press against him.
He kisses her Cheek and Pulls her against him tighter
She pulls her lips back in a big, almost malign smile, opening her eyes half way to meet his at an angle. Dark Star is able to pull her body against his; soft, short fur with a slim body underneath.
He Smiles back at Her, Cuddling her tightly as he relaxes,listening to the radio
"Alright Caramel Glaze. In future, you should ask Mint Marine if you can play with his toys since they were bought specifically for him and he owns them, promise that you will take care of them, and act on your promise."
He turns around to address Mint.
"And while they are your toys and you may do as you please with them, it may be good idea to let trustworthy other foals play with them and trust them to take care of them. You could play with them as well."
She lays her head on his shoulder. The music plays softly, singing fondly of love, if perhaps a bit too sentimentally.
She moves herself to lean just a little bit more into him, and to lower her head on his body a little more.>>153303
He Sighs Happily
"If This was my last moment,i'd be okay with that."
"Now, can you come in and you both can apologize in each other, Caramel Glaze? I promise Mala will not growl at you."
Her body inches a little lower every few seconds, as she starts to lay across his lap. She says to him somewhat playfully
"Don't say that! You'll curse the moment.">>153306
Caramel Glaze slowly enters the room at Silver's command. He stares at Mala as he does so, and Mala reciprocates. The colt seems to be genuinely afraid of the gnoll, and it isn't hard to see why. Mala is the size of an adult stallion.
"o-okay... I'm sorry..."
He averts his gaze
He Laughs Softly at Her Words and says back Equally as Playfully As he Continues Stroking her mane
"Yea You're right,I'd miss you too much if i bit it."
Silver trots over to Caramel, and pats his back.
"It is okay, little one. Mala is not so scary, especially when you get to know him. He is true friend to me, and I am not so scary, yes?"
She moves her muzzle to rub into his lower chest and belly
"Now how are you going to miss me if you bit it?">>153309
Caramel Glaze looks upwards, into Silver's eyes in contemplation of Silver's question. He does not answer, but lowers his head.
He smiles at him as he contemplates. Overall, Silver is a big, fluffy, friendly stallion.
"You can say hello to him if you wish."
He is indeed very big, bigger than Mala, and bigger than any mare in the convent. Above all, he is an adult who has taken the initiative to order him around.
Caramel Glaze looks over to Mala. Evidently, he does not wish to say hello.
He gives the colt a couple more soft back pats.
"Well,Id Miss you. Everything About you,My Baby Blue."
He Scratches her Ears as her Looks Down and Smiles at Her
And he is pat. His fur is rather course, and his mane is trimmed short. His eyes are wide open.>>153314
She moves further down, arriving at what seems to be her final destination on his lap. She turns her head so that she looks up at him. She takes in his complements with a smug, satisfied smile, and her ear twitches and eye closes at his scratches.
Smiling playfully, she asks
"But how will you miss me if you're dead?"
He Smiles again Continuing scratching her ears in between stroking her mane
"You Know i'd Find a way.Even if i would have to fight celestia herself"
Silver tilts his head at the colt.
"What is wrong?"
She smiles, looks straight ahead - which at her angle is onto her bed - and stretches out her left hoof in an action like bating the air.
"I know what you mean. Trapped there forever in the well of souls, unable to experience anything, with nothing but your memories of times gone by. That is one more reason why we must take every moment that comes to us." Without turning her head, she turns her eyes up
"So let's let savor the moment">>153317
"Um...." He doesn't say much
The colt nods, looking up at Silver
"Savor the moment?" He Grins
"What did you have in mind?"
"Okay. So, what do you want to do, Caramel? They are holding play here at orphanage if you did not know. Maybe you could get onto backstage crew to work with paints and such."
Sorry about that. Fortunately I've gotten things in order.
Mustard Trim hesitates for a moment, as he fits on the jacket and heads down the hall. He stops again at the door, then opens it and walks through. It isn't especially cold outside, nor is it especially windy. All the same, the wind and cold make contact with their wet fur. Mustard Trim makes an uncertain expression, as he looks back to hold the door open for her.>>153321
She turns herself over so that she is on her back, looking up at Dark Star. She grins
. It's your moment, after all.">>153322
"I made part" he says "A part of the costumes and the paint."
Amber continues past him, giving him a reassuring smile despite the chill.
"There's a-" he makes a rather strange sound as he evidently shivers while trying to speak
"There's a pretty decent restaurant around here. If you're hungry."
>>153326"I ain't especially hungry, even after a swim like that…"
She seems better adjusted to the cold. "But it's gettin' on to dinner time and I wouldn't mind heading there."
"Oh.... um... unless you, would like to do something else first."
"Well, uh... How long have you been in this city? Have you been to the cliffs? Or... you like music, don't you? We could go to the theater. Whether it's for performance or a motion picture."
She considers this closely. The theater is awfully tempting, but I don't want him to spend money when it's not a special occasion.…"Let's go to the cliffs. I have an itch to explore."
"Sure" he says.
The wind blows, and he shivers.
"It's - it's a long way from here. Let's take a taxi."