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Satisfied, she digs into the food when it arrives.
She pets his head
"I bet she'd be happy to see you're still here.">>152006
The hash browns include an extra, unasked-for toasting, and the pancakes are just a little dryer than desired. Exactly how so much grease got on the food remains a mystery.
"Yea she would. still wish she was too though."
>>152007Not nearly as good as Ma's cooking. But at least I'll have energy for the day.
When she finishes she goes to the counter to pay for the food.
Her smile fades
"Would you rather your parents be gone, but they'd be proud of you, or your parents are alive, but you are dead to them?" She asks slowly>>152009
Only a few bits.
At least it's cheap. She pays and leaves, going westward again and looking for shops selling household supplies.
She looks away
And she turns her eyes to him
"Would you show me to your mother and father? Would you tell them I am your mare?">>152012
General stores, fortunately, are not especially rare, existing in several corners.
She visits one which looks to have a decent selection.
"Of Course i would. They would have loved you"
She leans her head onto him, closing her eyes.>>152014
One in the corner of a larger building seems to have three entire rows inside, not counting the space on the walls
Looks good! She heads inside.
Unfortunately, I have to sleep now....
Is anypony here this weekend?
I am, but I got hit hard with some bad news. Being distracted with a DnD session sounds good.
And what does the little pony seek to buy? Or just look at. Or is she going to rob the store?
>>152035 Rob it!
Amber looks for some much-needed essentials. Namely:
A couple of cheap towels, both for bath and kitchen
A washboard and bucket
Clothesline and pins
Clothes hangers (she must have a closet of sorts, right?)
Broom and dustpan
A few pots, pans and bowls
Waste basket or trash bin and trash bags
She considers getting a blanket and pillow, but not only would that be bulky but she guesses a furniture store would be a better place to get these things. An alarm clock catches her eye though and she considers getting one.
These are... not necessarily available in a general store. But anything is possible, if only she looks hard and far enough. Department stores several stories tall exist just a little closer to the city center.
48 more bits.
48 for items which she can find in the store or 48 for everything spread out over several stores?
She remembers she needs some basic hoof care things, like sturdy clippers, a file and a brush. What else could she need....
48 bits in total. The general store does not have waste bins. Well, waste bins you can remove from the store, anyways.
Reasonable enough. She gives the storeowner the bills, thanks him for the change, and takes several minutes to wrap up the paraphernalia in her cloak. She carries the makeshift bag on her back all the way home.
This is a bit... unseemly. However, it is not entirely ineffective. Did she actually buy the alarm clock?
Although she's thankful this is a weekend and could sleep in, if for whatever reason she stays up late again it could be a problem. So yes, she got one.
The little pony's tab in total adds up to 62 bits
"Well..." The mare looks away, and her ears lower
"I can't really change the price of the items. It's store policy."
Though her head turns away, her eyes return to Amber
"But there is another clock that's kind of similar... and while the sale ended, it's still marked as the lower price..."
"Well... This one is 4 bits"
It doesn't look as pretty, being a grey steel color, versus the golden brass color of the other.
>>152048"I don't mind the color as long as it works."
Amber happily takes it, thanking the mare.
She nods, and smiles
Amber's total expenditures for the shopping spree is now 58 bits, having purchased the alarm clock at 50% off.
Amber is quite satisfied with the transaction, knowing her quality of life is much better for it. She won't organize the things just yet but unwraps them and dons her cloak. Does anything happen or can she go out again?
As Amber has already paid her rent recently, she is unharrased by the landlord, although she does get watched by a zebra stallion downstairs as she walks up the stairs to her room.
She thinks nothing of it; carrying a makeshift pouch like that is bound to get a few glances. After laying out her things on her floor, putting her cloak back on and locking the door behind her, she sets back out again. Direction: a furniture store.
"Pouch" is understanding it
She thinks she saw a furniture store up north along the same street. Well, maybe one block to the west.
She goes on her merry way to the area. No rush.
She arrives. It's two stories, and a fairly old looking building.
Fairly large for a store, but then again furniture is pretty large. She goes inside.
It's rather open, and looks a little lower end and... unkindly put, a little decrepit.
>>152058Is this the right place?
she starts to wonder to herself. Still, it's probably better than being too
fancy, because she's interested only in some plain-looking, albeit sturdy, furniture anyway.
Yes, it does indeed have furniture.
A couple of chairs would be nice, maybe a small table too. What's for sale?
Beds, sofas, tables of various kinds, night stands...
Yes, chairs are available. What kind?
Basic, straight-backed chairs would do. A cushion on the seat would be nice but isn't necessary. Is this like Ikea where you bring back the kit to build?
>>152063>access to superior, lower cost, easier to use imported goods in a perfect autarkic pony ethno-state
Wooden chairs are available though, and for relatively cheap.
She takes mental note of that and walks over to the bedroom section. A nightstand
isn't needed, but how much does a single bed go for?
At the very lowest end, about 40 bits, about half of which comes from the mattress.