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Occupied Equestria - Back to the Forest
Anonymous
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No.151000
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Virgin Flame arrives in Baltimare and makes her aqua intense with the staff of a Cathedral there. Spark goes back to Blackwood, helping a rebel and several wolves. Iron takes a train off to the mountains where there is said to be treasure. Silver is pleasantly surprised to wake up to the world-not-ending. Dark Star goes home for the night, disturbed by the forces corrupting the youth, and left to contemplate his role in stopping it.
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Anonymous
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No.152338
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>>152337
"I wish it were so easy..." he says

But Amber sees the two story brick and concrete building in front of her:

The Williams Society building
Amber Sunset
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No.152339
152340
>>152338
"Look! We're there!" She gleefully trots up to the entrance and looks in.
Anonymous
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No.152340
152341
>>152339
The two little ponies go through swinging glass doors into a hallway that splits left, right, and center, with peppered black and white square tile floors. There is a desk that breaks up an otherwise white wall, with a subtly pinkish white mare behind it.

"Hello, are you members?"
Amber Sunset
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No.152341
152342
>>152340
She blinks. "No ma'am, we're visitors. We were hoping that we could use your pool?" She smiles nervously.
Anonymous
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No.152342
152343
>>152341
"Oh, well there's a small charge for non-members. But we have limited heating, towels, and a lifeguard on duty, in a temperature controlled indoor pool."
Amber Sunset
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No.152343
152344
>>152342
"That sounds awful nice. How much is it?"
Anonymous
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No.152344
152345
>>152343
"2 bits per pony."
Amber Sunset
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No.152345
152346
>>152344
She gives four bits, asking if there's a time limit for it.
Anonymous
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No.152346
152347
>>152345
"Well, you can stay as long as the pool remains open. Tonight that will be around 9 PM, although the heater is turned off long before then."

Mustard Trim says to Amber
"That's alright, I can pay for myself."
Amber Sunset
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No.152347
152348
>>152346
"It's nuthin', I can pay for it," she replies with a smile.
Anonymous
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No.152348
152349
>>152347
He smiles back, perhaps awkwardly

"I'll cover you on something later" He says

The mare says
"Okay, you two are good. It's down the left hall near the end. There is a concession area just before that if you want food."
Amber Sunset
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No.152349
152352
>>152348
"Thank you! Have a nice day!"

She goes down the hall with Mustard, looking at the concessions and asking if he wants any food.
Anonymous
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No.152352
152353
>>152349
One colt is seen working at the concessions stand. It has Corn on the cob, hayburgers, and some other food items at approximately average prices. There is a set of stairs going upwards shortly before the concession stand, and a few rooms that branch off. But the hallway does indeed end in a wide open room. It must be as wide as the building as a whole, and the ceiling spans all the way up to the top of the second floor, with rectangular windows letting in natural sunlight, and a white wall with a couple small interior windows on the second floor of the wall on the side from which Amber enters the room. It seems to take up the entire corner of the building. There are two pools, actually. One is a very large rectangular pool with black stripes inside and multiple diving boards. This appears to be a six lane, "short-course" pool that is fairly deep at all points. There is actually a second pool, one that is slightly smaller, with a gradient of depth and a large shallow section. There are a number of ponies (and one zebra family) swimming in or occupying chairs around the pools. Some ponies perform laps, or dive in the larger pool, while a few mares and foals wade in the shallower pool, sometimes using floats.

For a moment, Amber may fear a poison gas attack has occurred. But as she hears the sound of water splashing, and foals whinnying, she knows that the strong smell of chlorine just means she's come to the right place.
Amber Sunset
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No.152353
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>>152352
Amber wouldn't know what chlorine actually smells like, except for the off-chance that her father's old gear might have the slightest whiff of it, so she only wonders why the water smells funny. What is more surprising is the shape and construction of the pools.
"Gosh, this is a see-ment pond!" she exclaims.
Anonymous
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No.152354
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>>152353
The entire room smells like pool. Rather aggressively so.

While both pools are indeed incased by cement, they are at least recessed into the ground, although this building, like most larger buildings, is raised slightly above ground level and has external steps to get in.

"Yeah, it's an indoor pool." Mustard replies, and then blinks.
"I don't think I've ever actually seen one before."
Amber Sunset
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No.152355
152356
>>152354
Ah yes, the pool is made of pool.
Amber looks at a placard which presumably contains safety and courtesy rules, so as to not break anything on accident.
Anonymous
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No.152356
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>>152355
It is indeed very much pool. Probably best not to get it in your eyes.

No running, no glass, and no diving in the shallower half of the shallower pool. Not responsible for loss of belongings. Lifeguard on duty.
Amber Sunset
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No.152357
152358
>>152356
It's customary in a lot of pools to shower first. I'd imagine it to be more common among species that don't wear shoes.
She takes off her clothes and belongings and puts them in a locker or whichever corner seems most secure, then takes a cold shower to rinse off the mud from her hooves. After that, she goes to the shallow pool and sticks her foreleg in, as if to test the water.
Anonymous
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No.152358
152359
>>152357
I'll admit I've never seen that. If you didn't urinate, you were doing good
There are two showers relatively near the entrance, and both lockers and chairs. Mustard Trim follows Amber.

The water is surprisingly warm. No, it's not a hot tub. Not even close. But it is subtly above room temperature, and it is much warmer than the ambient temperature outside.
Amber Sunset
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No.152359
152360
>>152358
Amber grins as she pushes herself into the water, making a small splash. She calls back to Mustard, "This feels so much better than I expected. It's summer's water, that's what it is."
Anonymous
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No.152360
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>>152359
"Huh?"

Mustard Trim steps in. It's no clear if he is as clean as Amber. His face lights up.
"Oh, wow. It is." He wades in a little further, then a little further.

The shock of the cooling effect of water, while there, is not so significant. The temperature is likely around 80 degrees.
Amber Sunset
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No.152361
152362
>>152360
She dips her head below the surface and then pulls back up, her long mane dripping. How deep is the water exactly?
"I knew the water would be warmer than outside, but I thought it would still be cold. This is just fine, and it makes me want to stay for a while."
Anonymous
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No.152362
152388
>>152361
"Yeah, this is pretty nice."

This pool has a maximum depth of around 5 feet, but where Amber entered is probably only around two and a half feet. She's have o walk further along to get it up to her mane
But maybe the depth needs to be rethought for ponies. The point is half of the pool is a normal adult depth, and half of the pool is shallower for children and lazy people
Anonymous
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No.152363
And I have to sleep now...
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152364
152368
>>152309
"Ah, perfect!"

Alright, Silver just needs some soap, water, and the mop and bucket, and he can start cleaning his and Jubee's mess.
Anonymous
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No.152368
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>>152364
Soap and water in the kitchen, and the mess is on the floor... Even if it is a little difficult to spot the transparent liquid.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152369
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>>152368
Hmm...better mop the entire kitchen floor, then.
Anonymous
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No.152370
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>>152369
But be careful not to simply spread the mess around on a larger area of the floor...

Floor is beginning to be mopped
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152371
152372
>>152370
It hopefully shouldn't happen, but even if it does, a spread mess is less of a noticeable problem.

mop, mop, mop, mop
Anonymous
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No.152372
152374
>>152371
The kitchen is slowly, but eventually, cleaned.

Note that the incident took place between the bar and the dining table
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152374
152376
>>152372
Does the incident get cleaned?
Anonymous
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No.152376
152377
>>152374
If Silver mops it, then yes.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152377
152378
>>152376
Well, that he does.
Anonymous
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No.152378
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>>152377
And the floor is clean. Or at least, it looks clean.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152379
152380
>>152378
Hmm. Acceptable. Silver makes sure to drain the bucket in an appropriate receptacle, return it and the mop to the closet he found it, and returns to the living room where Clip and Mala are presumably still are.
Anonymous
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No.152380
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>>152379
Mala must've roamed around somewhat, but he returned to a sitting position in the living room. Clipping does not appear to have gotten up, as he remains laying on the bed.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152381
152382
>>152380
"So...that was fun."

Silver smiles at the two, before looking at Mala.

"Did you want some breakfast? Everyone else has had some. Except for Jubee, I think..."
Anonymous
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No.152382
152383
>>152381
"I'm okay" Mala answers, blinking

"I only need to eat once every few days."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152383
152384
>>152382
"Huh, I think you have said that before, actually. Are you sure? It is just weird to me, not having to eat for so long before becoming hungry."
Anonymous
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No.152384
152391
>>152383
"If I had to eat as little in a meal as you eat, then I'd have to eat several times a say as well" He replies
Amber Sunset
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No.152385
Silver, ever read "A Clockwork Orange"? There's slang in that book based on the Russian language called "Nadsat" and it might be helpful in using a dialect. Silver is from Severyana after all.
Amber Sunset
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No.152388
152394
>>152362
Shallow pools are five feet deep for humans because they would be neck-deep for the average person. I don't know what the equivalent for ponies would be but it would be less.
Also I'm still excited for the new HOI4 DLC (not at all typical for me, I just like designing units), don't know the release date so it'll be a while yet.

Amber scoots along in the pool as she glances at the other ponies around.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152391
152394
>>152384
"Hmm. I suppose that is fair."

He scratches his chin.

"So, I told you about plans for today, yes?"
Anonymous
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No.152394
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>>152388
Amber slowly wades in the ~three and a half feet or so of water. There's a few smaller foals there. Perhaps the most notable set of foals is one, two, three, four zebra foals with a zebra mare. While two of the foals are older males who stay in the vicinity of their mother (or caretaker; who knows), two zebra fillies prance around the pool, prompting the mother to yell "Don't run along the edge now. It's slippery. You'll fall right in. You'll fall right in and I'm not coming to get you. Mhmmm." This is far from the first time Amber's seen zebras, and it's not even the closest she's been to one in the past three days. But it is perhaps the first time she's had the time to appreciate the subtle details of zebras, and how they differ from ponies, like the fleshy leonine tails, or the barrels that extend just a little further down and are a bit straighter near the spine. Or the slightly narrower, longer black muzzles. Or the almost repetitive combinations of grey, black, and white coats, differing from one another mostly in the pattern of the stripes. One of the older zebra colts wades into the water in the shallower section.

Two other "family" units can be seen. One is of an older mare - much older, coming along with two earth pony colts. One eats a red snow cone, while the other moves around to dive into the shallow pool. No water splashes onto Amber, but she's not far away from the scene either. Elsewhere, a mare lays on a chair, and a foal goes up next to her, evidently her own. Several more, perhaps three, foals roam free range in the pool area. One runs around the pool looking into the water at a second, while a third simply floats freely.

Adolescents are greater in number. A small herd of young mares, four in total, congregate by the edge of the shallow pool, with one stallion attempting to insert himself (unsuccessfully) into this group. One stallion and mare, it sort of looks like a couple, prepare to dive into the bigger pool. Inside the bigger pool, two adolescent stallions take laps, as does a third younger colt, though the colt surely proves himself to be an adept swimmer.

There are three adult stallions outside of the bigger pool. One exceptionally fat one with goggles and a swimsuit prepares to dive in, one red stallion with black mane gets out of the pool, and a third cloud grey pegasus jumps off the diving board, uses his wings to fly up a few more feet, does a flip, and then dives into the water, continuing to swim along one of the lanes. Another adult mare takes a sip of a drink, and watches the scene.

Mustard Trim has moved a little further along in the pool. His body below his neck is now fully submerged, and his dark brown tail floats and spread outwards in the water, as do a few of his short, mustard colored coat hairs. He swims in the water with all four legs, and makes a circular pattern around Amber, with himself to the right of Amber perhaps five or six feet away, and on the side opposite from the zebra family. His head and eyes are turned towards Amber, whom he wordlessly gazes at.

>>152391
"Yeah, I think so" Mala seems to form a smile, and his tail begins to move from side to side.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152395
152396
>>152394
Silver smiles at this display.

"Good. Whenever you are ready, we can go."
Anonymous
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No.152396
152397
>>152395
Mala moves to Silver’s heel.

“I’m ready” he says
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152397
152398 152399
>>152396
Silver waves to Clip.

"Have good day while we are out, Clip! If you see Jubee, let her know we will be back, ues?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152398
152399
>>152397
*yes?
Anonymous
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No.152399
152400
>>152397
>>152398
“… Okay…” he says, meekly from his position under the blanket
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.152400
152401
>>152399
Silver and Mala leave the house. His first destination is the orphanage where White Orchid and Mint Marine are, and he keeps an eye out for a taxi as they slowly make their way towards it.