He Grins at Her
"Sounds like a Great Idea"
If he's concerned about the cost, it doesn't phase him in the moment. He stands by the road, trying to hail a taxi.
"Well, it's several miles away, and the sun will be coming down kind of soon, so we'll have more time this way." He leans a little further to the road, and adds,
"I hope it has a heater."[1d2 = 2]
Soon enough, a taxi arrives, and the two (presumably) get in>>153339
She smiles malignly, looking right up and him, and bending the knees on her forelegs as she lays across his lap.
A taxi pulls up, and Mustard Trim begins to get in, before backing out, and letting Amber enter first. The vehicle is indeed substantially warmer than the ambient outdoor temperature
When the two are in, Mustard Trim says under his breath "Yes!" and then speaks up to tell the driver "uh, take us to the peninsula. Coffin Bay road."
Her extremities feel better for it. "What do the cliffs look like? Is there anything special there?"
He Strokes Her Cheek as he runs his hooves down her sides towards her hips
"Well, there are things there, yeah. Places for picnics and whatnot, or to go jogging. I wish I had a car. I could go park there and enjoy it. But mostly, I mean, if you've never been to the sea, you may as well see it. Sure, there's the bay here, but it has things dumped in it, and the waves aren't as big as they are on the north shore.">>153344
She closes her eyes as he moves his hoof along her cheek, then opens them to look back into his eyes. Her turquoise eyes almost look a brighter shade of green in the yellow light of the ceiling fan. She slowly lowers and extends her right rear leg, straightening herself out on the loveseat.
Dark Star gets on top of Her as he looks into her eyes
She raises her eyebrows. There's only so much room on the loveseat for the two of them, but she welcomes the movement, raising her forelegs to place around his back.
The taxi moves along west town, past single family homes, duplexes, smaller office buildings, dentist's offices, and elementary schools, until it takes a turn to go north. The factories, chemical plants, and tenement buildings of west town are not present here, and as the taxi goes further north what buildings there are become smaller and sparser. Eventually, the road dead ends at a road called Coffin Bay, a road the traffic signs say connects the towns of North Point and Maretime Bay.
Turning right, the road is at first surrounded on both sides by oak trees, but along the left, this quickly gives way to a view of the ocean down a rocky cliff. Sometimes, the road hugs the cliffside with metal railing. Other times, the road is a little further from the cliff, and there are hills or structures between the road and the ocean. Grass replaces trees, and to the right is a grassy hillside that blocks any view beyond. The waves of the ocean are larger than what exists in the shelter of the bay, and they move at an angle into the cliffside and the sometimes present rocky beach beneath them, moving west-southwest as the taxi moves from west to east. The sun is bright orange and hovers over the water, albeit likewise at a bit of an angle.>>153349
"Hehehe" She giggles. Dark Star moves over her to block the light, making her eyes appear a deeper blue.
"Your Eyes Really Are Beautiful"
He continues kissing her Neck
"Hehehehe" she giggles more
"And you look like a brand new pony" she says to him
"Yea it must feel strange huh? For me to look so different?"
He moves away from kissing her neck as he places kisses down her chest
"Not really" She says candidly
"I like it"
She giggles again, and tries to puff up her chest. Her fur is short, soft, and has a subtle smell of lavender.
Amber looks out the window in anticipation, as the urban cityscape gives way to nature. The sun hanging serenely above the water especially catches her attention, perhaps reminding her of her own cutie mark."It's beautiful…."
"Maybe over here" he says, and the taxi pulls over next to two buildings on the left side of the road that sit between the road and the ocean. One seems to be a diner, and the other a curio store. Both are one story wooden buildings, with tall, sloped slate roofs. There is also a gravel covered section between the railing and the road where a vehicle could pull up, or a pony could look over the railing and to the water.
"Oh, that is good. I suppose I should have known, with quality of work."
She thanks the driver and steps out, trotting over to the gravel covered section. She peers over the railing at the rocks and the waves below. "It's a long way down…."
He Smirks as he continues Planting kisses down Her Stomach
Caramel Glaze moves his tail back and forth. Mint Marine comments:
"They used the wrong serpent model though. That's a salt water one. They should have used freshwater.">>153359
He belly moves in and out with her breathes>>153358
At least 50 feet. There is a small, rocky beach at the bottom that is covered in water with the waves, which are large, and again, at an angle.
She enters the curio store, greeting the clerk or owner when she comes in. Is Mustard following her?
He Laughs softly
Dark Star Inches Closer to her crotch still Kissing Her body
Mustard Trim moves over to the railing, placing his hooves over the railing and looking out. After Amber moves, he follows with her.
Entering into the store, there is one clerk, a much older stallion. The store has things like sea shell trinkets, model ships, mugs, name plates, and so forth, as well as a few someone practical items like fish bobbers. The walls are varnished wooden planks.>>153362
"Hehehe" She smiles, and lays her head back on the loveseat, letting Dark Star do as he wills
Silver looks over to Mint.
"Would you like to help with play, as well?"
"I don't know......">>153365
"Ponies come by." He answers
"Not as many as they used to, but some still come from further inland. Folks visiting."
He looks off to the right
"Yeah, there's a trail down to closer to the water. It's a little dangerous at high tide, but there is some railing."
He Grins and Kisses one of her tits
"Right now? No, if anything it's closer to low tide at the moment. High tide will come closer to midnight.">>153368
She giggles more, and the small grey nipple twitches at Dark Star's kiss.
"Somepony seems to like that."
He Laughs softly as it does, and Gently kisses and then licks her nipple
>>153368>>153369Oh My"I thought it looked safe. Thank you!"
She turns back to her friend, smiling eagerly."Do you want the trail down?"
>>153371To thinkThat could be Amber getting her teets sucked in a hotel loveseat>friend
"Sure" He says, equally eager. He stands over by a shelf, evidently looking at model ships>>153370
It grows firmer with each lick. Her right leg kicks, and she giggles more>>153372
"Well... I'm a bit... I don't know. I don't do that much group stuff, really."
Dark Star Sucks on her nipple and rubs the other one with the frog of his hoof
She follows him and looks at the odd wooden models. "Woah, how did you make ones these small? Are these for breezies?"
"Well, would you like to start?"
The small teat is sucked almost into his mouth, and Dark Star gets a feel of her smooth, grey skin as it grows more firm. The other teat is pressed in, with the nipple moving to the side and rolling around as Dark Star moves it.
It's... well, it's wooden ships.
"This one is a ship of the line. Second rate. Not quite
the strongest." He makes a small laugh at the breezies joke, and moves a little closer to look at the ship model as if seriously considering it's utility to breezies.>>153377
"I don't know..." He looks away
She looks confused, glancing at the little crafted wooden boats with their masses of sails and riggings. "I'd forgotten you know about these things. How can you tell one from another?"
"I like ships. The old ones, especially. I tried to make a model ship with my father and older brother when I was younger."
He raises a hoof at the model
"There's three decks of guns and... less than 50 on this side, I think. That makes it a ship of the line. Second rate.">>153380
Dark Star has to almost move off of the loveseat to do this.
It is worth it. Dark Star sees her thick, grey labia, and her pink heart-shaped clitoris eagerly poking out between her lips. It's moist at the taste.
He Licks his lips and starts prodding it with his Tongue ,As he Looks up at her face
"Well, 50 on each side. So like a hundred. Yes. And yes, it was a little complicated. Took a while." His smile fades for a moment>>153383
Her clitoris moves in, and then back out in a wink. Her head is leaned back, and he cannot make eye contact.
>>153384"Gee, that sounds difficult. I wouldn't know where to start. Did you make all of these, mister?"
She turns to face the clerk.She feels a disturbance in the Force, as if ponies are engaged in lewd acts outside of marriage, without the express purpose of procreation, and during NNN to boot
He Sucks on Her Clit, while Fondling her Crotch tits
Silver goes over to Mint, and sits down next to him.
"What is wrong, Mint?"
>>153385She feels the moral fabric of society slowly, but perhaps inevitably begin to unravel, like a thread pulled from a woven shirt>>153385
"Oh, no." He answers
"I think a shop in Fillydelphia makes them. Pretty interesting though.">>153386
Dark Star can feel her winking clitoris pull in, then out again, and her vagina slowly moisten to an even greater degree. Both nipples are firm by now.>>153387
"I'm, uh... kind of shy" He answers
The answer disappoints her but it's not the least bit surprising. "Well then, should we head down while there's light out?"
"It is usually good ones who are shy. You are smart, friendly, and kind colt, Mint. Look how quickly you became friends with Mala."
He Says Playfully "You like That?"
As he Sucks Her Clit Harder
The small bead of pink flesh gives way slightly at the suck. Her wings start to spread apart, until one touches the ground, and the other moves up the back of the loveseat.
"Yeah" Mustard Trim says, taking another, perhaps final look at the model ships, still intrigued by them.>>153390
"Well..." He smiles, however. "What would I do though?"
She heads out of the curio shop and looks for the trail to go down.
"You could give advice on costume, for example. Help to improve it and make it more representive. And they could always use extra sets of stagehooves to run play from backstage."
>>153385Also, in fairness, it's January in game>>153393
Past the diner is another set of railing. Mustard Trim doesn't follow her immediately, but quickly catches up, and attempts to take the lead. The two move past the diner, and to a small trail that goes alongside the cliff, and then to a set of wooden stairs that go down closer to the water. There's a nook along the rock with a set of old railing just above a rocky beach that must be covered in high tide, but is mostly above water at the moment. Waves crash, and roll over the rocky beach.
"Well... maybe. I think they did get enough foals to help them this time."
"It can never hurt to ask if you can help."
She steps down the stairs cautiously, as if she's afraid of somehow falling down, and she stays behind Mustard as they approach the nook. "Do you know if any pirates ever came here?"
"Uh, I think there were a couple that were based on the Moonlight shore. And one raided Baltimare that one time. I don't know if any came along here though. Maybe. You never know. It seems like a good place to stop to me. You hoping to find treasure?"
"I've been pretty lucky today. Let me see if the streak keeps up" He says
He walks further down along the nook, running his hoof along the wet, rock wall, and walking over the very edges of the protected area.
>>153392Back had to help put the door on a cabinet
He Moves down from Her clit, as he starts Licking Around Her Labia,Before Licking Her slit
"If you want to, that is."
She stops giggling, but she takes a deep breath. He can feel her fur at the edges of the thick skin on her labia. Her vagina moves open slightly, and Dark Star can feel her walls part as his tongue moves deeper inside.>>153404
"I don't know... I haven't really been feeling okay since... you know..."
Amber squeezes below the railing and jumps down onto the rocky beach. She looks around the area.
He Begins to thrust his tongue deeper
"I know. I do not know many grown ponies who could have come back from...that...as well as you did. You are strong, Mint Marine. I would give you hug to reassure you, but I do not know if you are contact-adverse."
Mustard Trim blinks, and then jumps over the railing, although his hind legs nearly get caught on the railing.
The rock is uneven, with puddles in lower areas, and some raised sections that are comparatively dry. The rock at least could be slippery, and with the waves as they are, Amber would not want to get caught in the water. Some areas are solid eroded basalt, and some are covered in the gravel of decayed cliff face.
For the moment, Mustard Trim remains closer to the rockface, and stares out over the water.>>153407
Blue Skies begins to moan. Her clitoris winks again, and still more liquid flows into her vagina.
Her wing stretches, and rubs against the floor.>>153408
"I can take a hug" he says
She carefully balances on the rocks as she makes her way along the cliff. She sets her hooves on the soggy gravel and digs into it at parts, as if she might find something just underneath at parts.
He Thrusts his tongue Deeper into her as he Rubs her clit
Silver scoots a bit closer to Mint Marine, wraps a foreleg around him, and side hugs the poor colt.
She's a little small for both hoof and tongue. All the same, she is rubbed, outside and in. She moans a bit more, leabing her head back, and pressing her hindlegs down, pushing her lips even closer to his muzzle>>153410
She finds... basalt. And in some areas, more gravel and rocks.
Mustard Trim looks down, and starts digging with his hooves as well.>>153412
"Heh" he breathes out.
He is small
He brings his other foreleg around to properly hug Mint. Silver's fur is, again, quite fluffy, making it feel like Mint is hugging a giant teddy bear with a pony inside.
He Slides his Tongue out of Her pussy, as he gets back on the Loveseat and then on top of Blue
She keeps digging, looking out in the direction of the sunset and wondering what lands lay off beyond that sea.
Geography check: [1d20+4 = (1+4) = 5]
He doesn't seem entirely
comfortable. All the same, he opens his forelegs, and attempts to wrap his forehooves around Silver.>>153415
As he pulls his tongue out, her vagina is open well enough he could peer into her, if only the lighting allowed.
She looks up at him and meets him with a malign smile, and places her forelegs on him.
"You have my attention" She says>>153416
Pretty sure it's the Dragon lands
Amber remarks to Mustard, "Way off in the distance must be the Dragon Lands. Do you ever wonder what is happening over there?"
"You know Mint, if you were my son, I would be very proud of you."
"And you Have mine"
She feels something Hard rubbing against her thigh
"Hehe" Her thigh twitches, and then moves it a little closer to her center. She moves her muzzle up, and rubs her nose against his>>153418
"Uh, I think it's more like Fillydelphia. Uh, not really? I'm kind of okay with being far away from dragons, to be honest.">>153419
He smiles widely
He Kisses Her Passionately
She likes this initiative, responding in kind and opening her lips to receive him
He looks down at the small colt after another couple seconds of hugging.
"Alright, I can tell you are not so into hug. We can stop if you wish."
He backs away, and sits down, then lays down, looking up at Silver
Dark Star's Tongue Dances with Blue's as he Grinds his cock against Her Labia
Her lips part as he rubs against her flesh.
She breathes through the kiss, slowly opening her mouth wider, and meeting her tongue against his.
"Would you like to keep reading with Mala? You two seemed to enjoy it."
"Sure" He says, smiling awkardly
"I did not make things weird, yes?"
"Well, that is good, but I meant about reading with Mint. Sorry about confusion."
"No, unfortunately I think there are some now. I think I saw one once. I walked away.">>153435
"Yes, I can hear about them." Mala Says.
"I like to listen.">>153436pic
>>153437bourger"Shucks. I'll keep an eye out then."
She digs a little more intently, her fetlocks now covered with grains of silt.
Silver looks at the brown colt now.
"What about you, Caramel?"
"Do you want to join, or do something else?"
"The play? They said there were enough extras.">>153443
Amber finds a clamshell in the gravel
"And learning about sea monsters?"
She picks up the clamshell with her mouth, not minding the grit, and puts it aside before resuming.
"It is what they are reading about, right Mint?"
>>153448Roll die [1d20 = 10] >>153449
"I don't know. I've stayed away since the big one came."
I guess I roll every time.[1d20 = 1]
Amber moves aside a set of rocks to unearth a crab that grabs onto her leg, just above her hoof
"You can join if you want. I promise, Mala is very friendly."
In a panic she shakes her foreleg in the air, yelling, "Owowowowowow!"
Caramel Glaze walks around, and sits down nearby, keeping an eye on Mala and keeping Silver between Mala and himself.>>153454
Mustard Trim immediately comes over
"What is it?" He laughs, and then tries to stifle the laugh as he walks over.
He tries to help bat the crab off, if that is remotely close to possible with how Amber slings her foreleg around.>>153455waits
Amber continues to panic and shouts, "It won't come off!"
The decent-sized crustacean has latched onto her like a snake, it could be a matter of life or death!
Mustard Trim must surely have understood there would come a time that his role and value as a protector would be tested. That long-dreaded time has arrived.
He bats at the fiendish crustacean with his forehoof[1d20+1 = (18+1) = 19]
He hits the crab, dislodging it from Amber’s forehoof and sending it lying into the ocean.
Unfortunately, Amber is not unscathed, as a small amount of blood seeps out through her fur. A very small amount, mind you, but more than none.
she cries out, as the crab is finally released and flies through the air. She turns to Mustard and says, "Thank you,"
before sucking on the wound with her mouth. Shortly after she blushes and remarks, "The crabs are bigger here."
He comes up to her, and unless she resists firmly, he takes her hoof, holds it up, and attempts to look at the wound, moving her fur out of the way.
“Wow. He got you.” He says
“Yeah, these are quite a bit bigger than they are back in Blackwater. I wonder if this one is feeding off any of the stuff dumped in the bay, or maybe North Point.”
She doesn't resist, letting him inspect her. It's a small and shallow puncture wound, but the surrounding fur is muddy and ought to be cleaned off. "At first I thought it might've been a snake, then I'd have cause to worry. It just caught me by surprise, that's all."
He Kisses Her Deeply, as he lines up his tip with her lips.
He continues to hold up her hoof. He looks over to the ocean water, but evidently decides against it.
"Maybe you should clean it in one of those buildings."
Then he smiles
"Sure scared you though.">>153466She is ready for him
, opening up
The lips on her mouth close on his
>>153469"Oh well, it was a silly idea anyway. I'm glad to have come here regardless."
She picks up the clam shell with her mouth and clambers back into the nook.
He Thrusts in Slowly as He continues to kiss Her
"I'm glad to as well."
It's a little harder to get over the railing to go in than to go out, and the cut irritates her in the process. Mustard Trim climbs over the railing as well, and starts up the path.>>153471
She receives him, and Dark Star can feel her warm, wet grasp start to push against him. She kisses him, almost sucking in air through his mouth.
The whole ridiculous situation makes her laugh as she goes up the stairs and path.
Mustard Trim also starts to laugh as he walks up the stairs. Whether he knows why is harder to say
"Not here" he says
"The water movement is too strong. There are better places for swimming elsewhere" He says
"And it's cold."
The wind is rather strong here, with wind blowing parallel to the shoreline. Both ponies are likely a little wetter from the ocean spray.
He Thrust Forward into her more, as he moans and groans as his member is Grasped Tightly
She lets go for a moment, letting him ease further in, Then she tries to clamp down on him further. Cool air moves along Dark Star's back, along with a chill, whether from the ceiling fan, an open window, or even her own wings blowing air upon him. She presses her hind legs down, thrusting her lower body a little closer to his, then pulling back in her own reciprocating motion.>>153478
"Well, let's go into this diner here." And the two presumably move in.
Amber follows him into the diner, looking around.
He Kisses Her Neck as he Begins To Thrust in a Rhythm
It's not a diner in a traditional sense, more of a proper restaurant, with wooden walls and tables. There are not many ponies, nor is it large. But there are some.>>153481
She begins to moan lightly with an "umph" each time he trusts in. She continues pushing herself up and into him in movements of her own, sometimes up and down as well as in and out. She lets her muzzle move to the side of his head, and she keeps her left foreleg over his shoulder, as the right foreleg falls to her side.
Silver reads/listens along to the book with the group.
She looks, or asks, for a bathroom to wash up in. Presumably there are also empty tables available.
He wraps His forelegs around her shoulders, Holding Her as He Picks up Speed with his thrusting
Yes, in the back. And yes.>>153483
He starts to talk about the colossal octopus, an incredibly large creature that can wrap its tentacles around ships.>>153485
"Ah!" She tries to hold back sound, but doesn't entirely succeed, and closes her mouth. Her stifled moans are almost like a whine.
She places both forelegs over him, and tries to hold onto him. Lower, she continues to try to thrust with him, and attempts to clamp onto him with her vaginal walls in rhythmic motion, though she is too slow to match his increasing speed
She heads back and washes her hooves quite thoroughly, ensuring infection won't result from that minor incident. Then, she takes a seat at one of the tables and looks at the menu. "I wonder if they have seafood here?"
"Well, sort of. Actually that might be a different species" He says
He grins as she Trys Stifles a moan, He Trys to Reach Down and Rub Her Clit as he continues at this pace of thrusts
Dark Star gets a feel of her clitoris, her labia, and his own body as he moves in and out. She stops, at least momentarily in her own movements, and lets Dark Star do to her as he pleases
"I wonder if they still can sink entire ships. On one hoof, sinks have generally gotten smaller since age of sail. On other, they are now stronger and heavier."
"If they can't, something else can" He answers
He Kisses Her Neck More Vigorously as he Keeps His pace And continues rubbing her Clit
She again tries to stifle a moan as she starts moving with him again, pressing against him and pulling away, until she suddenly stops, and her vaginal walls clamp down on him hard.
He Bites His Lip as She Clamps down on him,Trying not to Release to soon. He Slows down Slightly. as he Kisses her Neck Harder.
She places her forehooves around his neck, and tries to pull him in harder.
She lets off down below, and he can feel a movement inside that sucks inwards. After many seconds of lying still, she starts moving her pelvis again
He Moans as he kisses her neck,He Continues Rubbing her clit as he Begins to pick up speed again He aims for Her Gspot
She moans again, then catches herself. She begins again the motion of applying more pressure onto him, then letting go. She also moves up and down, letting him hit different parts of her wet and warm walls with each trust.
He Gently Bites her Shoulder as he continues Picking up Speed
She pulls away his head, and kisses him deeply.
He Kisses Her Passionately, his tongue swirling around hers
She attempts to move her forelegs around his lower body, to wrap herself around him. Another cool chill, and perhaps more unseen fluttering.
He Shudders at the Cold feeling, as he thrusts Harder into Her
She clamps down on him. Hard. She tries to press herself as close to him as she can manage. Tough it gives him less room to move, it forces him deeper inside her.
He Moans Her Name, as he fucks Her even Harder
She moves her head forward, and bites his ear
He Shivers from the sensation of her biting his ear.
He tries to smack her flank
Her leg twitches, though she doesn't react much. She still tries to move with him, pulling away and pressing into him.
She tries to use his ear to muffle the grunts from her own mouth.
He Thrusts His Hips Faster and Harder into Her, He Bites Her Shoulder Gently
She has to move away until she lays beneath him, eyes unable to focus, and muzzle upwards, facing towards the ceiling above. She then buries her muzzle into his chest fur, and suppresses a scream, trying to prevent the other occupants of the building from hearing her.
He Smirks as she Does, Pleased with himself. He Slams into her Even Harder and Faster
Again, she moves her lower body closer to him, and wrapping her forelegs around him.
He Moans Her Name Again
His Member Throbs slightly as he Gets Close to cumming
Closer. Deeper. She presses, and moves side to side in a grinding motion.
He Kisses her Neck Again, as he Begins to Pant Heavily, as the throbbing gets more wild
And again, she moves her upper body away from him, lying on her back, and looking upwards at nothing in particular.
Her neck fur is short and soft.
"Im Close Blue."
He thrusts as hard and fast as he can
Her wings spread wider, and against the floor and the back of the loveseat.
"Do it" She says
She clamps down on him, and moves away just enough to give him more room to move
He Moans Her Name.
He Throws his head back as he lets Forth Torrents of his Love into Her,
He can feel some movement from her inside of her, and she moves slightly further away. Her wings flutter, and she leans her head back
Silver raises an eyebrow to this.
He Pulls her Towards him into a Tight Embrace
She takes several heavy breathes, and tries to pull herself up towards him with her forelegs, to press her chest against his. But her lower body, her wings, and her hind legs, fall limp as if in exhaustion. Her eyes remain unfocused, as if in a daze.
He Strokes Her Cheek, and holds her Close
She turns her eyes to his, and smiles fairly warmly.
She presses the end of her muzzle to his in a kiss. Soft, perhaps a bit less passionate than before, with her rubbing his nose against his.
He Rubs his nose against her's Smiling
She closes her eyes, and presses her lips together in a silly smile.
"Was it Good for you too?"
He Smiles at her
"It was..." She rolls her eyes around the room, with an overly wide smile
"Judging by that scream,it was a little better than alright. you still seem a little loopy"
"It's just... a little
late is all." She lowers a hoof from around his back, and then presses it to his chest, and rubs, as if to pet him.
"Was that savory enough?"
"Without a Doubt,Very Savory."
He Wraps his for legs around her neck and smiles
She lets herself fall down to his forelegs, and relaxes on the loveseat.
"I like that you change your coat. It's almost like a new stallion."
"I Act Like one too, when im at the school."
She nods, pleased. She takes her hoof, and rubs it across his cheek
"Think you can die happy now?"
He Puts his Hoof to his chin in thought
She tilts her head
"Okay, I'll bite. What's missing?"
"Well,I Have Somepony to care for now."
He smiles at Blue
She spends a moment looking at him, and then moves her forelegs around him, embracing him in a hug. She pulls her head up, and whispers in his ear"Is it me?"
She hugs him and nuzzles himcoo
He Returns the hug and nuzzles Her back, as he stiffles a yawn
"Yea,it was....Quite a day"
"Are you excited for tomorrow?"
"Uh,Honestly, i'm kinda Nervous."
He rubs the back of his head
"What'cha nervous about?"
"well, ive never actually....Been to School Before"
"Not even the basics of rhetoric, drama, philosophy, or history?"
"Well, i never said i learned nothing. My Brother Taught me a lot, So did mom."
"History,Some basic science. My Brother Loved philosophy. they tried teaching me math but im not very good at that."
"Huh...." This leaves her silent for a moment. "Your brother is a pegasus, right?"
She smiles almost smuggly.
"That makes more sense. Equestria is actually more similar to Nimbusia than I thought. Earth ponies don't really gain much from education, and they usually don't receive it. When they do, it's usually technical. Unicorns have some creativity and business sense, but really they don't have the virtue to take it a good direction on their own. A pegasus, however, loves and is improved by philosophy, literature, and history."
"Just an earth pony having a pegasus brother is a bit... different, though."
"Well i Can't Argue with you on that.Its True to an extent. Different? What do you mean?"
"I mean... how do I put this. There wasn't really any miscegenation on a large scale. It happened, but not really officially. So pegasi mares wouldn't really give birth to earth pony or unicorn foals, and if they did, it was a scandal. Earth ponies and unicorns would give birth to pegasi more often but, well, it's not really like here."
"That if I saw a family like yours in Nimbusia of farmers where one foal is a pegasus, but it's an earth pony family, I would assume some pegasus colt was taking out his sexual frustrations on the helots."
"Are you implying my mother was a whore?"
He says not sounding to pleased by the accusation
She scoots back, repositioning herself so that she is no longer lying on her back, so much as sitting up. Her head moves in front of Dark Star, and rises closer to his level, while he wings are folded neatly to her back.
"What did you mean then?"
He raises an eyebrow
"Nothing. Just that, well, in Nimbusia, the races didn't really mix. You married somepony of the same race. Your place and role in society was in large part determined by your race. You made a point of showing your ancestry was pure going back generations. When you slept with somepony of a different race, you kept it secret and did it in the dark, because you knew it was something that would bring shame if brought to light. And the villages and towns would even be separate. There would even be separate quarters in the large cities for unicorns that sometimes had walls around them.
And here, in Equestria, well it's more like that than it isn't, but it's not the same. The races sometimes all live in the same city. They sleep together without hiding it, and they even go so far as to marry each other. It's different."
"So you think my mother slept with a pegasi?"
Eyebrow still raised
"Dark Star, my brother spent a decade trying to undermine my standing in our family and alienate me from my father because he thought that I was the child of my mother's infidelity. I'm not implying anything about your family, and I am definitely not casting judgement.
I think your brother has a father or grandfather or great grand father or great great grand father or some ancestor somewhere who was a Pegasus, because that's where pegasi come from. If he doesn't, then I don't know how to explain him, unless maybe the unicorns or zebras made some kind of spell or potion to turn foals into unicorns, and I don't think they'd want to do that."
He Gets a Mixture of Realization and Sorrow for her story
"Im Sorry That Happend,Blue. and im sorry i got a little defensive there."
He Hugs her
>>153572The little pony is hugged
"I forgive you. This time
She extends her legs, and hugs him in return
"But if she did and he is, I think you should love them both all the same."
>>153573Sorry for the delay got some ramen
"That....would need some- I Would Need time to think about that if it were the case."
>>153573But what flavor was it?
She pulls away from the hug, and looks him in the eyes, contemplating his response for several moments. Then she moves her head a little closer, and speaks into his ear at a volume just above a whisper.
"What if the reason he's a pegasus in an earth pony family... is because he's actually a changeling."
He Looks at the Ground in thought, as if Recalling every experience he ever had with his brother, stays quiet for a few seconds then says.
"No, Thats impossible.if he were a changeling i..I Would have known.It's Impossible."Korean BBQ. ive never had actual Korean bbq so i dont know how accurate the taste is. But i like it.
>>153576Interesting. I've never heard of that
She looks at him seriously in silence for several moments. Then, like a dam burst, she smiles. Then she snickers. Then she burst out laughing
"Bahaha! He'd be a very confused
Changeling. I'm just messing with you, Darkie."
He Breathes a sigh of relief and then joins her in laughing
"Good, i think its time for me to get some sleep though."Its in a Cup, Nissin Makes them. Its stir fry style
She moves a hoof, and rubs him
"I have to go back out tonight." She says
His Leg slightly kicks as she rubs him
"You do?" He frowns slightly
"I think so. I am on standby."
She rubs him more
"We're moving to take control of the Comte investigation."
"Im Gonna miss you."
His eyes go wide as she tells him about comte
"Wait? Really Thats big news"
She smiles likewise, though the smile slowly fades as her expression becomes more serious.
"Yes. Yes it is. And don't tell anypony about it until it's over. I only found out because I was there for it at the beginning."
He Gets equally as serious
"As far as i'm concerned,you didn't tell me anything."
She smiles, and then moves her hoof up to ruffle Dark Star's mane on his neck
"That's the spirit."
She moves further up, and moves her legs so that she can stand up, and off of the loveseat.
"Wait." He says
He gets up and walks over to his saddle bag, and gets out his leather jacket, and walks back over to her
"i want you to wear it while you're out.It'll Keep you warm."
He smiles and her and gives her the jacket
She smiles a bit wider
"Oh Dark Star. That's sweet of you."
She bats her eyes at him
"They would prefer I wear my officer's uniform, since this particular operation is a 'marked' official event. But I appreciate the sentiment."
"Oh,okay.well,why don't you keep it in our bag just in case?"
"You know... I think I'll take it. Just in case." She says, standing up next to the loveseat.
She takes the jacket from him, and places it over her shoulder.
He smiles very wide and then Hugs Her Tightly
The little pony is hugged, with a mixture of soft fur, muscle, bone, and feather underneath.
When the hug is done, she kisses him.
The two lock tongues, at least briefly
He rubs Her Cheek with his hoof,as they kiss
Even as they lock lips, she pulls hers back in a smile. She breaks the kiss eventually, and moves over to the table. As she walks away, Dark Star may enjoy the view of her moving her tail down as she tries to hide Dark Star's handiwork.
He Does enjoy it. He walks towards the bed, then turns to looks at her again
It's definitely cold in the room. Dark Star may wonder if the heater is on for the upper levels at night at all.
She moves over to the table and places Dark Star's jacket on a chair as she takes her own black vest, and puts it on. Then she picks up her badge, and her .38 Special in its holster.
She looks young, reasonably thin but reasonably muscular with a well maintained coat and mane. Her black cotton vest covers her upper body, but her lower body remains naked. She keeps her tail close to her hindquarters as mares are expected to do.
Once this is done, she takes Dark Star's jacket, and casually places it over her back, not putting her legs through the sleeves. It's leather, thicker, and larger than her, making it sort of fit like this.
"Hey, is it always so Cold up here?"
Dark Star asks getting a little Cold
She turns to him
She tilts her head. After a moment, she says
"Well, sort of. There are only so many ponies up here, so they don't always keep the heat on the halls on, to save on cost. I keep it kind of cold in here."
"Dark Star" She says, adjusting the gun so that it's under her vest
"Clean your mess up."
"You left some love on the loveseat" She answers
"Just.. clean that up." She gets up, and goes towards the door
"Good thing I have a thick jacket on this cold night." She says, with an overly sweet voice
He Gets out of the bed and grabs a paper towel and cleans the couch
"Im Glad you do too."
He smiles at Her
"I'll see you, Darkie." She says, turning to smile to him, then opening the door, and walking out.
He Walks back over to the bed and then he Gets into it and covers up, Trying to warm up. He Shivers Slightly
He does feel a little warmer now. Doubtless he'll feel much warmer once his body has warmed the sheets.
It's been a long day, and it just might be a longer day tomorrow
He closes his eye and lays his weary head down on the pillow
And so, Dark Star soon falls asleep. What thoughts occupy his mind in those moments before, who can say?
It would depend on what left the strongest impression on him in the previous day
Hmmmmmmm well that's up to you but i think the speech probably did.
Dark Star's dreams, or at least, his recollection of his dreams, are a set of individual scenes with no obvious interconnection. Indeed, he has more recollection of the emotional imprint the scenes left on him. But what he recalls is the following
At a dining table in some half-lit white room, some sort of attractive young unicorn mare - with effort, Dark Star can identify her as Mars Loaf - converses with Dark Star. She tells him that her made the right choice in having the affair that produced his brother, and that more mares should stand up for themselves like that.
In another scene, a set of stallions in black suits walk down stone steps away from the Ionic columns of a government building. At the center walks a stallion that Dark Star can't make out the details of, but whom he understands to be Comte Burgher, a stallion he has only ever seen in pictures. But what leaves a greater impression, is the sound of cheering, and clapping, from a horde of ponies who surround the steps, and cheer him on.
Finally, Dark Star is in the Baltimare Convention Center, listening to a speech, just the same as he listened to from Golden Morning the week before. But Golden Morning is not the presenter. Rather, it's the speaker he heard in the university, earlier that day giving the speech. Exactly what ideas he is advocating, Dark Star does not retain in his memory. What he does remember, is the speaker saying that he feels the administration of Princesses Twilight and Celestia has been very receptive to his message, and that things are heading in the right direction
And besides these, Dark Star feels emotions of revulsion, fear, and disgust.
The Dreams Weigh Heavy upon him. Stirring him from his slumber.
Dark Star wakes up to light in the room. He still feels tired, very tired.
Something is different this morning versus others. Actually, something is different this morning than in any other morning in his life. For the first time, Dark Star wakes up to find Blue Skies sleeping in the bed next to him. She's lying on her back, her chest visibly rising and falling with each breath, occupying the edge of the bed a little separated from Dark Star.
He Smiles as he sees her.
But he trys not to wake her.as he gets out of bed. and moves quietly towards the bathroom
He takes care of business. Then he gets into the shower.
It's probably very refreshing after all of this time.
He retains the dyed yellow fur of "Solar Night," which persists through the hot water and soap.
He Sighs happily as the Hot water warms him up.
He's definitely warm now, and in general, the room and Dark Star feel warmer
He Gets out and dries off
In the room, Dark Star can see Blue Skies, lying on her belly, and trying to brush her mane near the night stand
Is she facing towards him?
He trys to Sneak up on her
He's only medium sneaky
She looks up to Dark Star as he approaches, with no immediate words for him.
"Hey, i didnt wake you up did i?"
He walks up to her
"I Tried not to wake you up. What time did you get in last night?"
She raises her head slightly from under the covers.
“Maybe 2:30, or later.” She answers
He Looks over at the clock then sits down on the bed next to her
She lies on her belly, forelegs in front of her, mostly under the covers, with her head and ears poking out.
"Hmmmmm. I Still have an hour before i leave."
He gets back into bed with her
She turns to look back to him, and Dark Star can see, or perhaps even feel, her long tail
"How did you get in, anyways?"
He Smiles as he feels her tell,and cuddles Her
"Well i may have never Been to school but im very Good in social situations."
>>153641pony is cuddledpony is soft
“But like… don’t they require school grades, or a test, or something?”
"I Talked to Sea Breeze about that. He said he would take care of it,"
"Ah" She says. "Just making sure"
"I Uh, I Hope Everything goes well."
"Good luck" she says
"How are you infiltrating them, anyways? I see you have a new coat and all, but, well, I'm curious."
"Well,I've gotten in with a set of communists, i met at the speech"
"Tell me how it goes. I only really took you as medium
"Well i might not be Very Sneaky. But i can talk my way out of most situations."
"You'll need to. I don't think I need to explain to you how bad it could be if you're caught."
"Im Fully aware of how bad things could get."
He Grabs his bag and shows her the revolvers at the bottom wrapped in linen
"I Think ill be ok"
She gives a weak smile
"And be careful that doesn't get found."
"Don't Worry. i keep them at the very bottom. I Appreciate your Concern though."
He Smiles back
"I suppose I'll see how it turns out" she says, smiling malignly.
"It's a risk." She says
"Still feel like you can die happy?"
>>153657Pony is nuzzled
Her back is still turned to him, but she turns her head to him
"Mostly?!" She says, feigning surprise>>153658
Amber and her January boy toy have entered the diner
He Snickers at her fake surprise
"Well... Try not to die then.">>153661
"Crawdads?!" He reacts with surprise
"You Sound like you want me to come back."
He says teasing her
"Well, I mean... I don't really mind having a roommate. One who provides a little warmth at night.">>153664
"Uh, okay..." He gives an awkward, toothy smile, as the two walk inside of the diner
"If i didn't know any better i'd say you have some feelings for me."
A waitress - a small, pink earth pony filly with a braided yellow mane, and who is in the same cohort as Amber and Mustard Trim - walks up to them. Her voice is high, and she's a little bubbly
"Hello, my name is Blossum. Welcome to Wrecker's Reef. What can I get for you to drink?" >>153666
She is shocked at these allegations
"Hmmmm...." She seems to ponder this question for a moment
"Yes! Yes we do." She says
She looks over to Mustard Trim,
"I'll have a sweat tea" he says
He blinks, then says,
"No wait. I'll have a hot chocolate too."
The mare takes notes, and walks away, with an "Okay"
Or rather, he's thurs tea.
This prompts him to look around at the patronage of the restaurant. It appears that winter is indeed the off-season.
"Yeah, this is nice."
A window above the booth gives a view of the cliffs and the setting sun. He gazes outside.
But of course, the sunset is to be enjoyed, so she follows his gaze to the great beyond.
The sun is almost parallel to the cost line, and off to the left just enough so that the whole of the orange orb is visible, surrounded by clouds on the horizon. The coast itself is a series of black and then grey rock cliffs, with a grassy hill beyond on the right.
He stares out the window for a while, before turning his gaze to Amber.>>153678surprised pony face
"Something wrong? was i off?"
She stares out, mesmerized. "Gosh, it's beautiful…I wonder what painters came to this same exact spot, at this time in the evening…"
"You know..." He says, "I didn't think of that. It is
kind of like a picture, isn't it?"
He takes his forelegs, and holds them up in two parallel lines, looking through them at Amber>>153682
"Well, I'm still in charge over you in your role as a Voluntary Assistant. So it would be a bit embarrassing to lose you on duty."
"I'm Sure that's the only reason"
"Don't get too cocky" She says, smiling
She doesn't seem to take notice of what he's doing. "It sure is. The ocean isn't a place I've thought about so much, but there's something magical about it and the waves."
"Well I've thought about it." He says
"But uh... what's magical about it to you?"
"Yeah. You got that right. I liked watching the larger ships on the horizon at Blackwater, some nights. Or watching the estuary fill up with water at high tide. I didn't really think of the water as this violent thing. It wasn't violent like it is here. It was more... stable. Steady."
He Laughs again, then glances over at the clock
Dark Star has taken up another 4 or so minutes
Also, the waitress returns with two hot chocolates that produce visible steam. Each has two marshmellows.>>153694
Blue Skies looks over at the presumably hungry pony
>>153691>>153695"Hmm, no wonder ships would head there and not here, then."
She thanks the peppy little waitress and takes a sip of the warm, chocolatey goodness.
"Oh, they didn't head there, mostly. Just passing by on their way in and out of Baltimare harbor, I think."
The hot chocolte is reasonably hot and decently chocolatey. The second marshmellow might be a bit much, and disturb the flavor. It's a bit on the thinner side, and sadly Amber may suspect they used hot water instead of, or in addition to hot milk.
"This is good" He says, sipping it, flinching after he evidently burns his tongue, and then sipping more cautiously.>>153697
"Oh really? And what are you going to do about that?"
"Hmmmmm, well i was thinking maybe you want to get something to eat too."
"Oh, I'm alright" She says
"Well, i think ill go grab a bite to eat before i have to head to the campus"
He kisses Her Nose
>>153701Snoot is kissed
She closes her eyes and her head moves back
"OKay. Maybe it's better if your new persona and I weren't seen together in public."
"Yea i thought about that to. but i thought i would ask anyway."
He kisses her Nose again
He Gets up, Grabs his beige overcoat and glasses and heads out the door as he blows blue a kiss
She moves her tail around from under the covers as Dark Star, or rather, Solar Night leaves.
Just keep smiling through, like you always do. Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.
He walks down the hallway and down the stairs
Down the hallway and down the stairs, there are ponies downstairs. Fewer questions are asked of a pony already inside the building than one who enters, and so Dark Star is allowed to move unopposed.
He Goes to Sea Breeze's Office
In he goes. Dark Star actually has to wait a few minutes, though he manages to get in.
"Yes?" He asks
"Good Morning Dark Star. What brings you here?" He says, rolling in his chair a little closer. He speaks a little more quickly and less warmly than the last several times that Dark Star has seen him.
"I Was just wondering if everything at the college was taken care of,in order for me to enroll,Sit."
"Well, let's see. We have here a letter saying that you've 'been admitted' and have chosen to enroll. The tuition I'm not sure has been taken care of. We haven't registered you for classes. That's a bit more micromanaging than we're willing to do. Take this letter to the administration in person. It should match another letter we've planted in their files. You need to register for classes. And don't be surprised if something somewhere isn't in their files. Delay them if you have to."
He Salutes the takes the Letter from Him
"Thank You sir. I Won't let you or the party Down."
He takes the letter. Note that the letter, which has the University's seal and a date on it from about a month ago, pertains solely to Solar Night's enrollment.
"a month ago?"
He Looks slightly confused
It must be a fake date, as obviously the paperwork was not prepared by that time.
He Folds it up and puts it in his coat
Dark Star has the letter, and may be on his way
He Salutes Sea Breeze
"You Won't Regret this,Sir,"
Dark Star leaves, and goes back into the main building
Does he see anypony he knows?
The white unicorn Secretary (if he could be said to know her), and Dusty Outback. Felipe is probably around, but he doesn’t see him
He’s a bit older, and he looks over to Dark Star with a calm, phlegmatic expression as he walks over
"Yea we have, only briefly though."
He tilts his head
“Were you at Winsome Falls?” He asks
He Puts his Hoof to his chin in thought
"Hmmmmm i Don't think so. But tell me do you remember a dark red pony with a black mane running around here causing all kinds of problems?"
“Leather jacket guy? Yeah, he got wounded a week ago and I had to drive him to a doctor.”
He blinks, then shakes his head in a double take.
“But he was… red.”
"Oh. Heheh. Get tired of being red and black?"
"Not exactly. its for work is all i can say."
"Oh. Oh. I see. Heheh" He smiles
"What did you do? Dye your coat?"
"I Did. If you see me out and about call me Solar Night."
"Ah. I see... Is it best I don't know you?"
"No,No. You can know me if you want. But others can't know the actual me."
"Ah" He nods
"Bet you wish you could just change coats like a changeling."
"That would be useful for what i'm trying to do"
"So... what are you trying to do, exactly? Or is this one of those things it's best I not know?"
He Touches his hoof to his chin in thought
"Well, it Would probably be better left unsaid."
"Just thought I'd Drop by and say hello."
He Shakes his hoof
"I Better get going, Need to catch some Breakfast"
He extends a hoof. His shake is relatively firm, but somewhat fast and jerky.
"Nice of you to drop by. Take care." He says
Dark Star Heads to the same side door he Entered through
The door is at the end of a long hallway. It is guarded by a yellow pegasus, though he stands outside and does not stop or question Dark Star.
Dark Star finds an exit that leads past a laundry room, and to a cooling unit and a water tower.
He heads towards the water tower
It's a structure maybe 30 feet above ground, and 15 feet wide. There's a thick set of wooden support beams, and a small building at the bottom with a steel door
Whats the Area around the Water Tower Like?
It's a back area on the lot, not supposed to be the main view of hotel room windows. Concrete and brick. There is a brick wall around most of it
is there a way out thats not the way i came in?
To the side, to the street level, or to a parking lot
He takes the path towards the street
And so, Solar Night is on the street
A cart and it's driver trots past. At least one pony on the opposite sidewalk. Looks like another hotel across the street.
He Walks down the street to see if he can find any Food Stands
There must be some kind of city ordinance, because there are no food stands.
His Stomach Growls
He Continues walking down the street
He continues. There are shops, at least. Coffee shops and the like
"Hmmmmmm, I Don't Need any Coffee tight now."
He Continues walking
The thing about the city is that almost anything you want, you can find, if only you have the patience and money.
Dark Star eventually can find waffles, or pancakes, or something a bit different, if so desired
He Continues walking,Not in the mood for waffles or pancakes
He's Looking for something more exotic
Small. A kind of "shotgun shell" build like many bars have; long and thin. There is a counter on one side with a tall, thin stallion - likely a Saddle Arabian or one of that variety - and a few tables on the opposite wall. The light is a bit yellow
Is Nopony Else inside? its just Dark Star?
One pony. Looks to be a fairly young female unicorn, kind of a lavender or very light purple color, leaning back in her seat at a table further back. She is holding a book.
The stallion behind the counter is actually further back, evidently cooking something on a pan. He is a shade of brown, and his horn is long and curves slightly.
He Glances at the Book as he walks to the Counter
The stallion doesn't immediately come, evidently because he is busy
Yellow and black striped cover. Title: "The Lonely Hunter"
The stallion comes up to Solar Night
"What can I do for you this morning"
And yes, there is an accent
"I Would like to try some Falafel, I've Never had any before."
"Well, you are in luck my friend. Would you like our standard?"
"Is There a Spicy version?"
"Oh yes. There are medium and very spicy versions" He answers
He thinks for a second
"Give me the extra Spicy Version"
"Are you sure though? You say you've never had one before."
"I Haven't, that's correct,But i think i can Handle My Spice."
He looks at Solar Night with grave concern
"Very well. One extra spicy falafel, coming up."
"Thank you,My Friend."
He sits down slighty near the mare
She continues reading the book as Solar Night can hear the sizzling of a pan on a stove.
He says to her without looking directly at her
She lowers the book, and eyes Solar Night
"A bit" she answers, after a pause
He looks over as she answers
"I'm Not Familiar with that one. what's it about?"
She raises an eyebrow, and again waits a moment before replying. All the same, she replies:
"It's about two deaf and mute friends."
"They're Both Deaf and Mute?"
Another delay in replying, but it ends with her closing the book and saying,
"Yes. They live together in a small town, and communicate by sign language."
"Seems like a heartwarming tale."
"One of the two goes insane and is sent to an asylum." She says
She smiles, albeit a bit awkwardly
"My Name is Solar Night. Whats yours?"
He Says Casually
She places the book down, and sits up
"Yeah. Born and raised."
"Yeah me too, im from a little outside of town though."
"Yea you could say that, im here for college."
"Oh really? Baltimare State?"
Her eyes go wide as she nods in response
"Oh... You just start?"
"Yea, i'm headed there after this to finalize my enrollment"
"Nice." She says
"You staying around here, or on campus?"
He takes out his acceptance letter and looks to see if it says anything about lodging
It is silent on the question of housing
"How do you not know?" She asks
And at this time, the stallion walks over to the counter with his extra spicy
It's a few bits, of course
"Thank you. Do you need water?"
"No, I Think i'll be quite fine."
"Im Sure I'll be Fine. Can you Eat it with no water my friend?"
"I would not recommend it, especially to one who has never eaten it before."
"I Enjoy a Challenge,my friend."
How does a drill sergeant in time of war look on at his graduating class when he wishes them the best of luck, but knowing they are not prepared still, and they are being sent to the slaughter? Dark Star now knows, because he sees this expression on the stallion's face
It's not too bad. A bit of vegetables. A little spicy
"Very Delicious. Its Not That Spicy."
He Smiles and Takes another bite
Dark Star feels almost nauseous, and will have difficulty talking to say the least
Takes another bite
He may bite his tongue, and weather this bite
A tear runs down Solar Night's face. He manages to hold it.
"Well, like the Devil Whale." He says "I suppose it's called different things by different cultures."
"Devil Whale? Now that sounds interesting."
"Yes, giant cetacean-like creatures as big as ships that prey on anything in the sea." He says, with a wide smile and a little excitement
"Where do Devil Whales roam in ocean?"
“Well, everywhere, I suppose. Out in the open ocean. They don’t really venture much into shallow seas. You wouldn’t see one in the harbor, for instance. They are migratory, moving from the southern oceans, to the tropics, to the north, depending on the time of year. But sometimes they stay around favored spots.”
"I imagine they have had many incidents as submarines are developed and become more advanced."
He tilts his head
“Um… I don’t know.” He answers
"What other sea creatures and monsters are there?"
“Well there’s plenty. Let’s see.” He’s moved around, looking for a book
he continues eating until he is done
Silver also looks around for a book.
Mint Marine picks out a big book with many pictures. He opens it, and starts showing Silver the pictures.
“Here’s the Bumyip. Oh, and the Litoral Sea Dragon!”
He points with his hoof>>153918
Dark Star does not remain so composed in this bite, coughing, perhaps even spitting out the spicy falafel.
Dark Star coughs a few times,but does not spit out the food, that would be rude.
The stallion, looking concerned, slides over a paper cup with water in it.
“You sound a little hoarse” the larger horse says
Silver keeps any dirty jokes about litoral safely stored away in his mind.
"Bumyip sounds like funny name. You seem excited about this kind of sea dragon."
He looks at what Mint is pointing out.
Dark Star Clears his throat
"Its Really Good, a little Spicy."
As his tongue tingles and burnsWhat is the mare doing all this time?
The Litoral Sea Dragon appears to be a permutation of a sea serpent. The example in the image is of a very large blue snake-like creature with portions of its body above the water in “humps” with a coastline in the background.
“Uh, Bunyip.” The image is of a reptilian creature with a long neck and thick body, that in the image almost appears to fill the sand ecological role as an elephant, or manatee.
Mint Marine replies,
“Well yeah, it’s a pretty neat creature.”>>153925
Dark Star’s throat burns just as surely as his tongue.
The mare seems to be in her seat, probably watching the scene before her.
Dark Star Doesn't Drink any water.
"Have you ever seen anyone do that,my friend?'" he asks the saddle arabian
“Which one?” He looks up at Silver>>153928
“Only if they are used to spicy foods….” He says
"This is the First Spicy meal i've had in years."
The stallion nods
“It is sadly under used in this land.” He answers
“Many ponies live their whole lives eating bland food.”
Silver points at the sea dragon.
“It’s in the name. In coastal areas, estuaries and bays.”
"I know, but do they live in specific part of world?"
“Well, it’s different species in different areas. They usually prefer tropical and temperate waters, but there is one variety that lives in the far south. They are around every continent.”
"Would you like to see one someday?"
“Uh” he looks away, and then back to Silver
“I don’t know. Seems a little scary.”
"Yes they do. It is very sad."
He shakes his head
“Glad to see somepony young like yourself take a different path.”
"Thank you for noticing,My Friend."
He again nods, and pulls away from the counter.
"So Whats your name,my friend? I'll probably be stopping by here again later today."
"Hmm, maybe. What would you like to see out on sea?"
"Sumac Seed" he answers
"And I hope to see you here again">>153943
"Well, most of the creatures. But maybe not the bigger ones."
Dark Star Tips him 5 bits
"Well, like sunfishes" he says
He smiles, and accepts it
He Looks back over at the mare
She has her book open again, though it seems her soft blue eyes are looking towards him.
She looks down to the book, and then back up
"I Can see why. This Place is fantastic."
He Glances at the clock
He’s spent at least an additional 25 minutes. It’s around about 8:30.
"OH NO! Im Gonna be Late. It was Nice Meeting you!"
He rushes out the door and hails a taxi
She gives a wave of her hoof as he leaves.
In this area, it isn’t hard to hail a taxi. The campus is perhaps a mile away, driving straight through the city blocks, though there are many intersections.
He Gets inside the Taxi.
"Im Gonna be Late for my first Day of College! Please hit the gas."
The driver takes him to the campus directly, and Solar Night arrives at the edge of the campus.
He Runs to the main Building.
The campus has many large buildings, but one is identifiable as the administration building.
Sitting on the sidewalk outside of the entrance of the building is a certain familiar bat creature thing. Her head hangs low and towards the ground in a posture that looks like she is falling asleep sitting up, and her tail is wrapped around her. Her long, black mane obscures her face.
"I would like to see dolphin sometimes."
Nadir's head rises, she turns it to Solar Night, and then quickly jumps up and lopes towards him, her hind hoof scraping against the concrete, and her wings coming lose and flopping down.
"Solar Night!" she says, and quickly approaches him.
"Uh, can you do it?">>153962
He contemplates this for a moment.
"Dolphins are neat. I think it would be nice to see them."
"I have heard they are extremely intelligent, almost as much as ponies, griffons, etc. It is also weird thinking of marine animal that is not fish or reptile."
"Sorry im a little late,Nadir. Yea i Can" He Hoofs her Some Bits
"Many creatures are very intelligent. And there are many marine mammals in the water, like cetaceans or pinnipeds.">>153965
She looks at the bits, confused, and then looks back up to Dark Star.
"But, you had a contact, right? Like, someone on the admissions council?" She looks up at him, clearly worried.
"Yes! Like those. They are also very intelligent" He looks away
"Which isn't a good thing..."
"Hmm, no, but it is good thing they are stuck in deep ocean, and our ships are becoming stronger and better able to survive against creatures like that."
He pats the colt's back.
He closes his eyes as Silver pats him.
Silver quickly retracts his hoof.
"Sorry...anyways, what else is undersea?"
“Lots of things. Like kelp, and sea ponies.”
"What do books say about sea ponies?"
“Well, they say several things. You know about the hippogriffs, right? Some say it was always only the hippogriffs, while some say the hippogriffs got their pearl from somewhere else, while some claim the hippogriffs are not the only ones.”
“Uh, I don’t know…. I kind of like to think there is more out there.”
"Yea you can say that."
"You look a little worried. You'll Get in.trust me."
"Like hidden tribe of seaponies in depths we have not yet explored?"
She moves her tail from side to side
“I told my mother about you after she came home from shift work. She got upset at me. She said you were lying to me and I shouldn’t believe you.”>>153978
“Well… yeah. Like, a pony in Fillydelphia some years back produced jewelry he said was from a hidden tribe of sea ponies. I’ve heard of similar jewelry being found in the nets of trawlers, or in the stomachs of devil whales and sea serpents.”
"I wonder when we will discover them. Maybe it will be you someday as adult, make you famous world over."
He smiles widely, and wags his tail.
His Eyes look a little sad but he smiles
"Well,what did you think about her saying that?"
"What else is in your marine books?"
“She says things like that all the time. I didn’t tell her about the party or the alcohol you gave me because I knew she wouldn’t like that. But I had to tell her about the university and about you. I don’t know. She says a lot of things. She tells me not to trust stallions. I knew you would come for me. I was afraid you wouldn’t, but I knew you would. I sat outside waiting on you. I thought that at worst it was a cruel prank. I had to try, because I wasn’t going to go here unless you helped me.”
She speaks quickly and excitedly >>153983
“Uh… well… there’s lots of fishes out there.”
Silver looks down at the colt like a son looking up at his father for stories.
He Hugs her
"You can trust me. I Promised i would help you, and here i am. Sorry i was a little late though, i was grabbing a little Breakfast Falafel."
“There’s sharks. Lots of sharks actually.” He points a hoof at the page, then flips it. “Deep sea angler fish…” he flips the page “and cod.”
Silver's eyes widen a bit at the sight of the angler fish.
"That is one scary fish."
She eagerly hugs him back, wrapping her forelegs around him and pulling him close. Her wings partly unfurl.
“Thank you! Thank you, thank you”>>153988
“Yes, these things prey on fish in the deep ocean, luring them in and swallowing them whole.”
"I suppose they look that scary because other fish cannot see them that deep in water."
“Well… if they could, they’d swim away.”
"It's No Problem."
"Did your mom say anything else about me?"
“Um… yes….” She looks down
She lowers her ears
“Well, that you were just lying to me to get me to sleep with you and that you’d leave me shortly after. And that I should remember what the earth ponies did to us in Del Manantial. But she’s said things like that to me before and I knew she’d say that. What she said that was really bad was… um…” she sits down, and taps her forehooves together while still looking down, ears down. Then she makes a very high pitched squeaking noise that may be words, but is rather annoying.>>153995
He points at a few more fish, and spouts a few more pieces of trivia.
He Seems a little Sad that her mom said that.
"What was that last part?"
Silver listens closely and attentively, seemingly genuinely interested in learning about Mint's passion.
What is said next can hardly be heard under the poorly kept, dark mane that hides her eyes and face as it droops down towards the ground. Indeed, she has to get asked to repeat it. But what she whispers is the following:”She said that if you really did pay for the tuition, it was probably so you could prostitute me, or, or, or let you’d friend use me. She says that I should be grateful for her factory wages to help support me.”>>153998
He goes through page by page
He Hugs Her again
"I Would never do anything like that to you,Nadir"
Silver asks Mint a question.
"What do you think of freshwater creatures, as opposed to saltwater creatures?"
Checked bat pony zebra thing is hugged
She leans into the hug, pressing against his fur.
“I think she’s jealous and insecure. She’s afraid you really can provide more help to me than she can. I think she’s projecting her life experiences onto me. But you’re not like that. You’re different, I know.”>>154001
“I like them. I think it’s neat in something like a pond, having a whole ocean in miniature.”
"Sounds like perfect place to practice marine biology. You know, once it warms up little."
"I Didnt want to say anything bad about your mother,but she might be."
“She really is a good mother though. She just doesn’t know. You will prove her wrong. I know you will. She will see.”>>154003
“Actually, the ponds shouldn’t be frozen over around here.”
"I know, but that does not mean water is not cold here this time of year. When it warms up, not only will fish be more active, but it will be nice and cool on warm day."
"Ok Wait here, i'll go take care of everything."
He Turns around to walk into the main admin building with a Mixed Feelings in his stomach
“Huh, I didn’t think of that. Yes, they should.”
Dark Star enters through double doors into a hallway with white tile floors, and blue walls.
Registration is upstairs, admissions is downstairs
>>154009Has she registered?
He stands in the main office thinking.
"Though we could always see if riverboat tours are hosted nearby, sometime."
He Goes Down to Admissions First
Entering, there is a woman at a counter to the right, a door on the left side of the room, and several chairs. Carpet floors and blue walls avoid the feel of a doctor’s office.>>154012
He wags his tail
He Walks up to the counter a little nervously
The mare, who seems to be somewhere in her 30s, asks “can I help you?”
"Hehe. We definitely have to find riverboat tour for my next visit, then."
"Really? That sounds like fun" He says
"As colt, there were times I would take riverboat trip with my father. I liked it."
She blinks at him. Black unicorn.
“Oh really? That’s pretty neat.” He turns his eyes down
“I wish my aunt did that…”
"I Think i need to speak to your boss. I have a Problem."
“Is it about this semester, last semester, or the fall 1013 semester?” She asks
"Aww...well, I am more than happy to do so with you, Mint."
He smiles, and looks up at Silver>>154025
“Well then, you’ll definitely have to talk to Mr. Varsity Blues. The semester has already started, and registration ends this week. You better have a good excuse, like paperwork lost in the revolt, or something. Go through the door, down the hall, on the left.”
He walks towards the door breaths a small sigh of relief then walks through.
Dark Star opens the wooden door and walks down the hallway, looking into the door on the left. Inside the office is a framed certificate, a potted plant, some kind of ottoman or something that is not entirely normal in an office, a bobble head, and behind a desk, a thin orange unicorn stallion with a bow tie.>>154028
"Yes!" he says
He looks up towards Solar Night
"i think i have a problem with admission."
"And what is that?" He moves closer in his rolling chair to the desk
"Well, Its Not Exactly Orthodox."
"We don't exactly strive to be 'Orthodox' here at Jim Haykins. What is your problem?"
"Well, it not Entirely my Problem,Sir. It Involves My Friend as well."
Now he looks kind of concerned
"Well she wants to Go here, but She fears the School would look down on Her because of Her Race."
he Steps slightly closer and whispers"She's a Mixed race Individual, She is a BatPony Zebra."
"Bat Pony Zebra... Well, Jim Haykins has been open to Bat Ponies since 1001. And to Zebras since 1005. We have a non-discrimination policy, and are very serious about it.">>154040
The little pony seems happy with this
"You're Sure about this? She would be very upset if that weren't true."
"Yes. We are complaint to regulations against discrimination on both the local and supra-governmental levels, and it is the policy of our current university president to increase diversity within the school."
"So How would this work? Getting Her Set up?"
"Well, she can apply with a 10 bit application fee, and be considered for the Fall semester."
"Hmmmm Interesting. What Could we do to....Expedite the Process?"
Silver is happy seeing Mint happy.
"Mala and I have to go soon, but it was great seeing you today, Mint. Thank you for sharing your passion for marine creatures with us. I will be looking forward to going on riverboat tour with you soon."
He looks at Solar Night a bit confused.
"Applications for the Fall Semester are open until April 20." >>154048
"Awww... leaving already?" He asks
"Unfortunately, unless there is something you would like to do before we go."
He gives the small colt a hug.
"You had fun, right?"
"That is good. And I know you will have fun on my next visit."
“Okay…” he sits up, looking at Silver
"Ohhhhh...it hurts to see you saddened, but do not worry. It will not be long before I see you again."
“Come back soon…” he says
Mala stands up, and walks to Silver’s side as Mint Marine silently looks towards Silver.
He looks at Mala while he speaks to Mint.
"We should have Mala come along too. You two seem to have become friends."
Mala wags his tail
“I wish I had someone as strong as him to help and protect me before.”
Silver turns his head and smiles at Mint.
"We will definitely have to bring him along next time, then. Stay safe, Mint."
“Okay.” He waves goodbye to Silver and Mala
Silver waves goodbye to Mint, and goes for the lobby with Mala. He asks a nun there if they're still rehearsing the play.
The nun tells him that they are finishing up
Alright, Silver goes to the makeshift theater to give his goodbyes to White Orchid.
Silver goes in, and sees White Orchid talking to a nun. The green one.
Silver stands near the doorway, waiting for White Orchid to be unoccupied.
>>154075Hope to see you soon!>>154076
It takes a minute or so, but White Orchid, still wearing his sea serpent costume, walks up to Silver
"Hi. You're back."
"I said I would give you proper goodbye before I left. How did play rehearsal go?"
".... You're leaving already?"
White Orchid sits down, squishing the tail of the costume, and looks up at Silver.
"Unfortunately so, unless there is something you wish to do. Today is busy day."
"Awww.... Okay...." He lowers his head
"There is nothing you want to do, then?"
"Well... Um..." He looks away
"Well, uh, I don't know. Like out to some place for lunch, or the movies, or something."
"Hmm, maybe. We can do lunch I think."
He smiles, and the long, serpent tail moves back and forth slightly.
"If you can get costume off, we will go for hayburgers. Sounds good?"
I finally have to time off this week.
“Alright! He says, bouncing up, then turning around and running away. The serpent costume bobs.>>154091
Silver smiles, and waits around for the colt to remove his costume.
The colt runs off, and after an amount of time that seems perhaps incredibly short, or excessively long, returns, trying to wrap a scarf on his neck
Silver smiles brighter at his return.
“Yeah. Hopefully I won’t need a jacket” he says. He wears nothing besides the scarf
"You know of nearby burger place?"
“I think there’s one I was taken to when I was younger, not far down the road” he answers
"Alright, let us go then!"
Silver, White Orchid, and Mala if he wants to tag along, go to leave the orphanage, letting the colt direct the group.
>>154102>and Mala if he wants to tag along
Mala, not really understanding where else he'd be welcome, tags along.
White Orchid moves ahead
"We went there once, in a group. I don't really remember exactly what it was called. But it was somewhere just down the road. I remember the burgers. It was pretty good, especially the fries."
He looks up, and away
"Years... maybe three, I think? Three and a half. A couple months after I came to the orphanage, I think. There was a ball game we went to. That was back before the war. It was fun."
"What else have nuns taken you out for? It seems like rather long time since going for something as simple as burger."
“Well. Not that much, really. Not since the War. It’s been a while.”
"We should strive to change that. Or at least strive to take you out more for stuff such as this."
He wags his tail
“I haven’t been out much. Not besides where I’ve been with you and Dark Star.”
"Dark Star is good pony like that. Is there anything you would like to do or anywhere you would like to go in near future?"
“Um, well, I don’t know. Maybe a museum. Or something. I’d like to go out of the city.”
"Out of city sounds interesting. I remember you bought camping supplies last time we were out. Is that what you would do, go camping?"
"Camping would be fun" he says
"I think I remember my father saying something about going camping in the White Tail Woods once. We didn't actually go, I think. I was very young."
He pauses for a moment
"Or maybe not. It's been a long time
"Would you like to go camping sometime? I could teach you survival skills, how to properly use rifle, it would be fun."
His mouth is partly open, and his eyes are giant
"Unless you rather would not, yes."
"Yes! That sounds like fun"
He wags his tail more
Silver smiles at the colt.
"It will be. Next time I take you out, we will go camping, sounds good?"
“Yes!” He says, wagging his tail
He trots out next to Silver, heading outside
Mala follows a distance behind
Silver follows the colt's directions towards the burger place.