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Hmmm, “I wonder if I should get myself a-”
Suddenly my doorbell rang. “Unova are you there?” Keyframe’s voice catches my ears.
I quickly headed towards my door, opening it, greeting her with a bright smile. “If I knew you were coming, I would have been spring cleaning by now.”
Keyframe nodded, “PFFT! Well I am hoping that you have time to hang out?”
“Oh sure!” I’ve got nothing else to do anyway. “I’m hungry so why don’t we-”
“Actually,” Keyframe interrupted me. “I want to head to the dr.wolf office building...if you don’t mind?”
Oh… “Ummm... yeah sure.”
The two of us headed there, within a hurry I might add. I wonder why she wanted to go there? I would ask but I think I’ll get my answer once we reach there. After a few minutes, the rock transportation is close to landing but Keyframe quickly jump off from it before it could.
“Key!?” I gasp as I look down.
She looks back before sprinting towards the office building. Whatever it is, must be important.
Just as the rock land, I follow her with all the stamina I have. Boy can she run fast. I could barely keep up with her. Going through the main office, it wasn’t until around the third floor is where she enters the 4th door to the left.
“Oh finally!” I was almost out of breath. “Key why are-” Suddenly I stop, noticing Keyframe sitting on a flat purple sofa.
Looking around, I instantly recognise the room. The glass window from behind the sofa, a cabinet that has a tissue box with a smiley face on it, and a green armchair with a vase of sunflowers next to it.
“Wait isn’t this…” My eyes quickly focus towards the plaque on the light magentaish wall. Certificate of graduations from canon university. “Oh I know this room, this is where….you and golden spoke about working out your differences.”
She nodded, “Yeah…” Keyframe laid back, taking a deep breath. “Unova...do you ever feel that you never did enough for the person you care about?”
I can think of plenty. “Guess you can say that.”
Keyframe looks around. Her lips slowly pick themselves up, “now you know I how feel when I lost golden.”
Guess she is still hung up on our last conversation. At least the scenery is nice this time. “Anyway, does this has something to do with settling your differences?”
She looks straight at me as her eyes barely close. “You remember how Golden has a problem with his anger?”
I look away, tapping my chin. “Yeah, why?”
Keyframe laid back on the glass window. “I wish I had managed to help him resolve it before he...left this plane of existence.” A weak yet strong voice begin to resonate. “Maybe if I helped him back then, he would have avoided death…”
The look of her posture right now, she really does blame herself a lot. “Well Keyframe if it makes you feel any better, Golden had said something similar.” I close my eyes, letting my mind recreate the conversation. “The amount of times that he worried about your depression is just very gentlecolt of him.”
Keyframe awkwardly laughs, covering her left eye. “That just means I never nullified my issues.”
Ah crap did I made it worst.
“Still…” She gets off the sofa, looking straight at me with a soft smile. “It fills me with joy knowing that my problems didn’t stop him from loving me.” Her smile grow wider despite the sadness written all over her face. “I just wish we solved our problems together.”
“Yeah..” I guess I feel the same way after Anime’s death. “But just because he is gone, it doesn’t mean you can’t change.” We’re alive right? That means we can still make progress. “Besides! It doesn’t mean that all the progress will stop when one of you is no longer here.”
Keyframe headed straight towards the plaque, gazing upon it. “You are right but I just wish I could show him the progress I made.”
I pat her on the back, giving a wide grin. “Well who’s to say that he isn’t watching right now?”
A laugh came out as she slams her hoof on my back, “Never thought you’d be the religious type, huh?”
That almost cause me to fall over. “Heh… Not really, but it’s better than believing your physical body is the only body you’ll have.”
Keyframe’s laugh gets weaker by the second. “You know with all the hardships we’re face here, I’m surprised I haven’t completely broke at this point.” She took a deep breath, barely opening her eyes. “Having your friends either betray you or not tell you the truth should have ended me.”
I know that feeling. “Well even so, it shows you’ve a grown a lot!” A grin grew wider, showing off my teeth. “Golden would be super proud and so am I!”
Keyframe’s laugh returns, sounding a lot more upbeat than before. “Guess I haven’t realize till then.” Suddenly she wrap her front hooves around me. “Thank you Unova…”
“No problem Keyframe.” Yep...You have grown a lot. Golden will...No...he is proud of you Key! “Now... can I get some personal space?” It's getting very awkward.
She giggled, letting me go. “Oh you goofball, don’t be embarrassed when your friend offers you hugs.”
I’ll give her that. But today, I learnt that even if your closest friends are gone, it doesn’t mean their support is taken with them. I’m glad you understand that Key. I feel a lot closer to you as a result.
I always hate walking in the graveyard but having nothing to do, I’ll just watch a movie. “Lets see what the storage room has for me?” Once I enter the building, I caught Foxwell wrap himself around in film strips. Film reels were all over the floor in a pile mess of strips as he scans the shelves. “Oh Fox!”
Fox jumps back, rolling himself in the strips. “Oh...it's good that you’re here because I need help.”
“Oh right!” I carefully remove the strips, “there we go!”
“Thanks…” Foxwell picks himself up, checking the shelves once more.
“Picking out a movie?” I ask.
Foxwell nodded, “yep...something to calm my mind for a bit.”
Hmmm? “Something troubling ya Foxy?”
“I…” He grab a film reel, planting his face on it. “I chickened out when talking to BrushStroke today…”
Well that is a first. Usually they are always close whenever they have the chance. “Why is that exactly?”
Foxwell let out a long groaning sigh, placing the film back to the shelf. “She...noticed how much I despise myself for not protecting her.”
Oh… “Against toon huh?”
Suddenly Foxwell punches straight into the wall, giving a very furious glare. “The one time she needed help and it almost got me killed.”
Oh boy, you know it's serious when he didn’t pause his sentence. “I’m Sure Brush isn’t thinking that you’re weak if that is what you’re saying.”
Foxwell looks away, taking a deep breath. “It’s...not just that.” He looks straight at me with. His frown got heavier as his eyes are barely open, “its...that she trusted me and almost broke that.”
Trust? “You mean...not dying?”
Foxwell completely close his eyes. “When you have somepony that put all your trust in, the worst you can do is break it.”
Wow two in a row! This must have really got to him. “I would say you’re overreacting but considering what you went through, I don’t put it past you.”
“Well…” Foxwell headed straight to the exit, looking back at me. “I guess life is not going to go easy on anyone.”
He headed out, sitting on the third chair of the last row. His body slowly descends to the ground. I sat right next to him, patting him on the head. “I’m sure BrushStroke doesn’t want to see you like this.”
“URGH!” Foxwell took a deep breath, scratching his eyes. “Why do you think I am avoiding her right now?…”
“I see…” Yet I don’t think this is gonna solve it. Unless… “Hey Foxwell.” I laid back on my chair, as he looks up to me. “There is a saying that those who keep their promises are the ones who learn from broken one.”
“What….do you mean?” He turn his head away, looking down on himself.
I pat him on the back, “so you almost broke one promise. You’re still here right?”
Foxwell picks himself up, sitting on the chair straight. “Well...you still have to live with it you know?” He took a deep breath afterwards.
I nodded, “Yes but does mean you should give up?”
He sits there, keeping his mouth shut as he looks up towards the sky. “I just don’t know what to say to her right now.”
“Foxwell, listen.” I grab his face, forcing it to face me. “It sounds like, to me, that Brush was just worrying about that.”
His eyebrows clench together as his mouth lowered. “Please….let go of me.”
“Oh sorry!” Ok, note to self, don’t do that again.
Foxwell taps on his head, sticking his tongue out. “I should really stop doubting myself.”
Shouldn’t we all. “Listen Foxwell, I think Brush is going through the same thing, so why not start a new promise for her?”
His mouth slowly lift itself, “I think I will…”
“FOXWELL! FOXWELL WHERE ARE YOU!?” Out of the bloom, BrushStroke voice echoes throughout the graveyard.
Foxwell entire body shakes for a split moment.
“You can do it man!” I know you can.
He took a deep, looking as confident as ever. “Ok…” He follow the voice, right behind the storage building.
Promises...something that I couldn’t keep. Maybe that is a good thing. As for Foxwell, I hope he is at least a little more confident with himself after that. I’ll probably never know what it feels like to keep a promise. But I sure do know how Foxwell felt. I feel a lot closer to him then before.
“Ah!” Nothing like a good stroll through horse fame city. The fresh air here is definitely better than the graveyard. “Ok, time to head to the diner!” I walk happily, turning towards horses street. “Alright time to...huh?” Suddenly, a silhouette of somepony caught my eye on the third floor, second window of the hotel. “Somepony there?”
Might as well check what is going on up there. As expected, the smell hasn’t gotten any better. Seriously how is anypony able to handle it? It still smells like dirty laundry mixed with toilet water! Trying to go to the third floor was already a challenge to me.
Well...made it. I hold my breath before knocking on the door. “Is anypony there?”
Hearing hoof steps, the door knob turns. I am greeted by a Surprised-looking BrushStroke. “Oh Unova! I didn’t expect you here…”
Well your silhouette sure caught my attention. “I just noticed you were here of all places.” Suddenly my eyes catch a photo right on the bed sheets.
Brush Took notice. “Oh! You noticed this?” She walked up to the bed, grabbing the photo. “Probably the only thing I’ll remember them by at this point.”
I walk right beside her, getting a closer look at the photo. BrushStroke hugging a green pegusi with a purple work vest and a Neko with white shirt, Pink ribbon with a matching bow tie, and a blue skirt.
Brush laid in bed, placing the photo next to her. “I miss my Sisters.”
Sisters? “So you have adopted sisters too?” I think she mentioned this before but I’m not sure.
She smirked, giving a light chuckle. “Well you can say it like that but...I consider them as my real sisters.” A long drawn out sigh came out. She got up, lying against the wall. “Sisters, who are also worrying about me, like my brother.”
I sit right on bed, grabbing the picture. Seeing the smiles on their faces….. “I guess you three are extremely close then?”
She nodded joyfully, “Yep! Been together for as long as I can remember.” Her smile slowly weakens. “Yet at this rate, I feel my time is gonna end soon enough.”
Well it feels like everyone’s time is gonna end regardless. “I’m sure that your sisters are right now looking for you.” In fact all of our friends are probably trying to break us out right now and we just don’t know it.
Brush got off from the bed, sitting properly. “I always believed it’s my sisters’ strength, for how long I have been able to pull through.” She pressed her chest, barely closing her eyes. “Without my desire to see them again, I probably wouldn’t even be here right now.”
I wish I had something like that. All my motivation is to get everyone who is still kicking out of here.
“And let’s not forget about Foxwell,” Brush’s smile widens, “He will always be there when I need support.” She hugged herself.
“I guess...you are really lucky.” My voice feels a little weak there.
“Unova…” She look at me, showing a fiery glare. “You should also be lucky that ponies here rely on you.”
Well...I guess that is a start. “I’ll be honest...I have been putting myself up above, on a pedestal to keep myself going.”
“Well then….” She got off from bed, leaning her face in front of me. “You’ve also got everypony’s pedestal too.” Brush boops me on the nose, letting out a small laugh. “Hope that makes you feel better.”
Huh...I guess it does. “Thanks Brush.”
If there is one thing I can take from this. It’s that I do hold some weight for everypony here. Brush...I can see what you mean about the strength of others. I am starting to understand you more and more as time goes by.
“Hey Unova!” I turned left, seeing Cat sitting at the edge of the rift boundaries.
“Oh hi Cat!” I sit right next to her, “How are you feeling right now?”
Cat looks away, tapping her front hooves together. “I...guess a little better compared to last time.”
Well that is good at least. “Did you at least have some interaction with the others?”
She nodded, “spent a lot of time with Scriptless and Keyframe.” Her lips slowly pick themselves up. Cat let out a small soft chuckle. “It really helps to see them happy.”
“Well it's always good to see your buddies be happy.” Anything to avoid feeling sadness.
Cat took a deep breath, “It's such a shame that someday, I won’t see their smiles anymore.” She close her eyes, biting her bottom lip. “It still worries me to this very day.”
It worries me too cat. “You know, I told Golden the same thing.” I look up, gazing at the night time sky. “It’s always best to make as many memories as you can and worry about life and death later.”
Her smile descends to a frown, barely able to breathe. “Well...I’m more thinking of what I’ll end up as.” She adjusts her glasses, clenching her teeth. “Will I just be a body my friends will find or will I just be a criminal who has to face the disappointment and anger from the ponies we call friends.”
That is a tough choice. “Cat, I can assure you that it’s never easy for anypony if they’re in those situations.” Thinking back...all the previous cases, none of them had an easy time. “The best you can do is make the final moments last longer.”
Catavenger look at me, having doubtful eyes. “I’m...just scared Unova...really scared…”
I wrap my hoof around cat, “I’m Scared too you know.”
“Unova…” I look down towards her. “Promise me that you won’t hold back when that time comes.”
“Who says that it will?”I gave her a soft noogie. “Despite how you feel, I see a strong mare within ya, ready to leave with all your friends here and outside as well!”
Cat’s smile grew wider, filling her eyes with light. “Well if it's anyway to keep you guys smiling, then I trust your judgement as well.”
“That’s the ticket!” Always believe in yourself, Cat.
Cat pushes me aside, “Say you want to come hang out with me, Scriptless, and Key at the museum in horse fame city?” She closes her eyes, forming a smile. “We are making sculptures for those who don’t have a display stature and I thought we can use the extra hooves.”
Well I couldn’t say no to an offer like that. “Sure why not!”
Within a split second, Cat Flew over towards the rock transportation. Seeing the energy within her really made me feel happy. Cat I know you always doubt yourself a lot, but just know a lot of ponies will always be there for you.
The rock landed right on the graveyard area. Already my body felt a little uncomfortable. “Ugh I wish MasterCode would just hurry up and find what he is looking for rather than calling me up here so many times.”
“Calling you up here for what?” I stop, noticing Scriptless just in front of me.
Uh oh! Gotta think of something. “Well MasterCode wants to show me more of his lawyer skills.”
“Ahhhh,” Scriptless tilt her head. “Is that his way of getting all the creepy behavior he has shown out of his system?”
I laugh awkwardly, “Well...I guess you can say that.” By now, he is basically losing his cheerful self. “Oh?”
Scriptless look down on herself, with Jerry rubbing his face on the back of her head. “Gotta admit, he is really lucky to have somepony like you to help him get through that phase.”
Phase? “You mean like the one you mention?”
Scriptless knees buckle down, Taking a deep breath. “Yeah...that is exactly what I was talking about.” Without warning, she planted her face right on the dirt.
“Hey now!” I grab her head, pulling her back up. “Now tell me what has been bothering ya Scripty?”
She pick herself up, swiping all the dirt off her face. “I’m just a little too beat up about the past shit I have done.”
“I see.” She only told me tidbits about it but looking at her right now, it seems to be eating her up at the moment. “Well Scripty, if it's all past stuff, surely it won’t matter now at least.”
Suddenly her eyes blacken, looking like a void is forming.
My body froze for a second. “Uhhh…”
Script’s void full eyes dimmer down, taking a deep breath. “Well that past stuff still affects me in some way, shape or form.” She stomps on the dirt, kicking his back hooves in the air. “It's always hard to fight it.”
That is true. “You know, I’m sure the others understand what you’ve been going through at least.”
Scriptless sat on her flank, dropping her head. “Yeah but...they don’t probably don’t want to know what the old me was like.” She looks straight me. Her eyes are downward, barely opening. “MasterCode should be lucky to have friend who is willing to deal the phase he is going through.”
Oh boy I don’t think you know the full story but… “Well you should also be lucky too.” Trust me I’m not the pony who is helping him get through those phases he has.
“I’m just worried.” Her body shakes uncontrollably as her breath came out rapidly. Jerry wraps around her, nuzzling her cheek. “All the things I did in the past might come back and haunt me.”
Hmmmmm. “Hey now, let me tell you something.” I kneeled right in front her, “MasterCode is able to control his attitude because I know he can keep it in check.” I pause, forming a long smile. “Maybe you friends trust you because you won’t let your past define you.”
She look away, covering her face.
“Scriptless, there comes a time where your old self might pop up from time to time.” I close my eyes, taking in some air. “All of us will be there to help you handle it.”
Scriptless giggled, “That is very true.”
I patted her on the head, giving a big ol smile. “Always remember that your mind and body is yours, regardless if it’s different.”
Scriptless gave a wide and brightful grin.
Scriptless, always remember there are a lot of ponies giving you a fair chance. This is your time to show that you can handle the past you made and set forth to a bright future. I feel that the more I interact, the more I see that happening sooner.
Sitting right on the Cafe stage, makes me think all the way back when Kamen first appeared. Still wondering if it really is him?
“Yo Unova!” There he is, AnY just passed through the main doors. “Getting lost in your thoughts?”
I scratch my mane, closing my eyes. “I guess you can say that.”
AnY chuckled, sitting right next to me. “Is this about the issue you were facing before?”
Well...that was fast. “I...guess you can say that.” Just sitting on this stage, thinking of the day Kamen showed his new self. “I’m still not ready to tell you yet.”
AnY gave me a bug eye look. “Well...I figured you wouldn’t take advice from me.”
I shook my head quickly, “No! NO! I am just being a bit of a wuss right now..”
His laughter gets weaker. He jumps off the stage, scratching his mane. “Well just don’t blame me for it ok?”
I don’t know if he is joking or not?
He looks back at me, covering his mouth. “I don’t blame you if you think that was a joke.” AnY turns around, pushing a table next to stage. “Even I don’t know if I’m joking or not.”
Wait a minute…. “You’re upset about Toon right?”
AnY sits on a chair, giving me a venomous glare. “I really don’t think he deserves more of my anger.” He laid back, placing his back hooves on the table. “But I am upset that it took a innocent life.”
Well you're not alone on that. “Well all we can do is respect her wishes right now.”
AnY chuckles, taking a worn out breath. “That is all I can do and yet it pisses me off at times.”
I wonder… “Did you have this issue before, within your circles?”
He nodded, “I just hate leaving ponies that put their faith in me hanging.” AnY took a deep breath, looking straight at the ceiling. “I don’t like disappointing them or failing to live up to those promises.” He looks straight at me, giving me a confident look. “It's why I always tell you to face them head on as soon as you can.”
Huh, I see. “I guess that would be coming from experience.” Very, very troubled experience.
“Unova…” AnY gets off his chair, walking straight at me. His head was super close, staring me down. “It might be best that you hurry up and deal with this issue you have soon!”
The intimidation he sets prevented me from speaking. I can feel the sweat drops flowing down my face.
AnY step back, swiping his hair. “I only did that because I care about your well-being Unova.” He nodded slowly, letting out a small breath. “Letting this go for far too long will bite ya in the flank.”
Not a single word came out of my mouth. I just stood there, turning my face away from him.
Suddenly, he turn his back on me. “When the problem arises Unova, be a stallion and face it head on.” His head turn, giving me a bug eye look. “Because the worst thing that you could do….is run away, never turning back as it haunts you for the rest of your life.”
“Is...that something that happened to you?” I slowly turn my face, looking right at him.
He closes his eyes, taking a deep breath. “I guess you can say it’s happening right now.” He walks out of the bar without looking back.
Happening right now huh? Well...I guess now I know what you mean there. He is right because if I don’t handle this soon, it's gonna get worse. I promise you AnY that when the time comes, I won’t run away.
I headed inside the lab, taking a peek outside the door. “Alright...nopony followed me.” I lock the doors.
“Ah you made it!” MasterCode Greeted me with a smile, patting me on the shoulder. “Now let’s check out what that science set does, over there.”
I nodded in agreement.
MasterCode inspects all the flasks, containing some weird chemicals in there.
Ok Unova...Just speak to him now! At least make your body move. Seriously, I have to be this nervous!?
MasterCode grabs hold of a beaker, containing what seems to be green acid. “Unova if you have something to say, please speak up now.” He look at me as the beaker floats right next to him. “You should know that hiding things from me is not a good idea.”
Suddenly my hooves give in, kneeling down on the cold concrete floor. “Gotta hand it to ya… your really good with deductions.”
MasterCode places the beaker on the table, giggling. “Well you can’t fool a lawyer easily my young padawan.”
Wait. Since when am I his padawan? “Anyway...to cut to the chase, I am just worrying about what you are becoming right now.”
He nodded, turning his back on me. “I thought you be the one to understand me.”
Huh? “Well I do it's just that…”
“Stop!” MasterCode face me, taking a deep breath. “Honestly it disappoints me that you don’t get why I act like this.” He look at his hoof, nodding his head. “It's not the problem that you think it is.”
Don’t back down Unova! “It’s just that I’m worry that this serous persona you’re taking might be going to far at times.” I look away, taking a deep breath. “You have to realize that some of us could not figure out whether you are trolling or not.”
“Oh Unova,” MasterCode waves his left hoof with a concerned look. “I did it to ensure everypony's safety.” He close his eyes, breathing through his nose. “This place taught me that lies and deceit can happen to anypony here.”
I step back, closing my eyes shut.
“Except you Unova.” He walk to me, standing firmly. “You are the most honest pony I’ve met and throughout all the hard times, I could always count on you on for pointing out the lies.”
Hearing that compliment just gave me a confidence boost.
MasterCode laid his flank on the floor. I open my eyes noticing the sudden struck of sadness written all over his face. “You are probably the only who catch on and yet I am pissed that you still haven’t understand that.”
Well that boost of confidence went down the drain. But...I suppose he has a point there. “I am just still trying to process the sudden change and the fact that I won’t be hearing your upbeat self a lot more often.”
MasterCode’s face turn sour, “It's not gone Unova.” His venomous look pierce me down. “Unlike the rest of you, I adapted to this environment.”
Adapted...Wow I’m stupid.
He got up, keeping the venomous glare on me. “Just know that I really care for our survival.” MasterCode covered his mouth as the glare died down. “You are showing a lot of disrespect to me you know?”
Those words pierce my heart. I could barely stand on all four hooves. “Well...I guess this is a waste of time is it?”
He turns, heading out of the lab without saying a single word. I laid back on the cold steel freezer door. Way to screw it all up Unova. You know, I never thought I see him in a sad state like that. But I think I now understand him a little more. I just wish I wasn’t such a jerk about it.
A loud tapping on my door caught my attention. “Who can that be?” I open my door, being greeted by a tired looking Darkedge. “Dark?”
He yawns, entering my place. “Sorry I’m just extremely tired.”
Tired? “You didn’t get any sleep last night?”
He nodded slowly, “Nope...because I feel I’m the only having this issue.”
I scratch my mane, tilting my head. “What issue are you talking about?”
Darkedge sits on my bed, groaning loudly. “The fact that I feel that no one cares what I have to say anymore.”
Oh… “I guess staying up all night was just you thinking deeply about this, huh?”
He shakes his head, rubbing his eyes. “I just can’t stop thinking about what everypony thinks when they take my statements and opinions.” Darkedge looks away, taking a deep breath. “It’s a issue I had here in this rift, which is very ironic.”
Tell me about it. “Well if it makes you feel any better, I do take your opinion a lot more serious than others.”
WIthout warning, Darkedge glares at me with such intense anger. “Oh gee! Is that gonna make me better?” He dismisses, scuffing at my attempt of cheering him up. “This is why I hardly like this fandom at times.”
I sat right next to him. “Yeah...I sometimes hate it as well.”
Darkedge laughs, nodding his head. “Oh please, I can tell that you like it more then hating it.” He taps his head, taking small breaths. “You know the reason I am always cynical is because I care about it right?”
“Oh of course!” I mean really, being honest and calling out on the fandom’s flaw is not something that should be look down upon. “You shouldn’t hold yourself back you know?”
Darkedge growls, “well this place is basically doing just that and everypony here doesn’t seem to want hear what I say.” He jumps off from bed, facing at the T.V. Seeing his reflection, he look so drained. “Ponies here don’t understand that bad things won’t go away, no matter how much you want to ignore it.”
I took a deep breath, scratching my mane. “Well some ponies just don’t want to deal with it because of how much pain and suffering it cause.”
Thanks to the reflection, I catch Darkedge’s eyes getting a little more intense. “Well those ponies are weak, like most of them here.” He turn around, sticking his tongue out in disgust. “I find it funny that you and Mastercode are the ones doing the most progress compare to everypony else here.” His face hoof, letting off an annoyed sigh. “Not even AnY seem to get it at times.”
I walk up to him, wrapping my hoof around him. “Well I know this, your cynical side is needed here at least and that is coming from the bottom of my heart.”
Darkedge pushes me away, “I really wish I am with ponies who are more able to listen to me than ignore me.” His voice began cracking a bit. “Unova, take it from me that you do not want to become what the other’s are being right now.”
I look around, processing the words being said here. “Is that why you came here in the first place?”
“Oh whatever!” Darkedge pushes me aside, stopping right at my door. “Just think whatever you want and don’t hold back.” He left, leaving the door open.
Darkedge. You always were honest even when no one wants to hear it at times. I guess I know what you mean by now. I don’t know if I should fully take on your advice but I know that I must be upfront and Cynical when the time comes. I now fully understand you and hope for the best.
I knock on the door in a synchronous way.
“Coming!” The sound of hoof steps gets louder. The door opens, showing Sapphire. “Oh Unova! Never expected you to be here.”
I laugh awkwardly, scratching my mane. “Well I’ve got nothing else to do so I thought I’d check up and see what you’re doing.”
Sapphire giggles, “well I guess you can come in.”
Once I step inside, I notice a lot of flare in this room. The walls are filled with personal artwork from MLP to pokemon. The bed’s sheets are fluffy like the clouds from the sky. Plus the T.V now has a custom Skin of her Cutie Mark all around it.
“Love my room!” Sapphire glee’s with joy. “Kamen’s rooms were so boring to look at.”
“Ya…” For the fan artist, you sure know your art. “I’m Surprised that I didn’t come to your room more often.”
Sapphire laughs, patting me on the shoulder. “Does it at least make you want to commission me for customizing your room?”
“Definitely if I have access to my account.” Man I wish I brought some cash or bits. “Still it looks awesome.”
Sapphire flies towards her bed, lying face down. “It's always good to see ponies smile at my art.” She gaze at the wall, slowly closing her eyes. “It feels like I accomplished something.”
Indeed Sapphire. “Still, it's a shame you can’t share that much art in here other than everypony here.” Suddenly a pillow hit my face. “HUH!?”
Sapphire eyebrows clench together as her cheeks puff up like a balloon. “I rather we not have that kind of talk, mister.”
“Oh sorry!” Kinda went off on a tangent there.
Sapphire flips over, lying on his back. “You know, I just want ponies to smile towards the work I’ve made.” Her eyes almost close. Sapphire face begin to paint a ray of sunshine. “Seeing customers enjoying my work always makes me feel important.”
“That is very sweet to hear.” A passion turned into profession, now that is cool. “Still you must have dealt with a lot of them putting you down huh?”
She nodded, “Oh you bet!” Suddenly Sapphire smile turns into a cocky one. “I had to deal with a lot of them but I always come up on top!”
I chuckle, “I guess that's a lot of arguments settled huh?”
“PFFT!” Sapphire flails her left hoof, “don’t be silly Unova!” She swipes the sweat from her left eye, “Like I give a crap to even respond to half of those messages.”
“Even when some could be fall under critique?” There is a difference you know.
“Of course I will always listen to that.” Sapphire flies towards me, “I will always listen to feedback so that my art can continue to bring smiles.” Her face gets closer and closer. “However, petty ponies don’t get any responses from me unless it’s false info.”
I stumble back, landing on my flank. “Gotcha!”
Sapphire let out a long sigh. “I hate being snarky at times but when you use to be a doormat to some ponies in the past, you gotta learn to stand up for yourself.” She covers her mouth, taking a deep breath. “Even when others start thinking you’re a diva.”
Oh Sapphy… “Well you aren’t a Diva at all!” I walk up to her, booping her nose. “Ponies like Keyframe, Finn, Cat, and AnY see a lot of good in ya.”
Sapphire’s eyes sparkle like the nighttime sky. “Unova...please get your hoof off my nose.”
I did what she ask. Then she bops me on the head, “ow…”
She sticks her tongue, winking at me. “Well you're right about that!”
I couldn’t help but laugh. “Well it's easy to read people when they’re filled with a certain emotion.”
Sapphire nodded. “It’s always good to know that ponies like you always cheer me up.” She taps me on the head, “when we get out of here, how about I offer you some good deals?”
Hearing that offer makes me feel so good on the inside. “Of course Sapphire”
The two of us talk about commission prices for a while. Hearing her voice, fills me up with sunshines and rainbows. Ok that sounded way too cheesy but I now fully understand her a lot more. The path you’re heading will lead to a bright future Sapphire. Never Forget that.
The clock striked at 6. It’s almost close to bedtime yet my eyes felt like they were hit by the sandman. “Eh, why not?” My eyes close, drifting to a wondrous sleep.
Knock Knock Knock
My eyes open wide. “Well...that is one way to ruin it.” I wonder who it is?
I turn the doorknob. My sour mood turn brightful, seeing Finn greeting me like a ray of sunshine. “Hey Unova!”
“Oh Finn!” I step aside, “Come in!”
Finn places his backpack, sitting on my bed. “I hope you don’t mind my company over here.”
I nodded rapidly, “Oh no! In fact it's always nice to have your company around!”
Finn chuckled, scratching his back. “That is good, it means I still bring joy for everypony here.” He look away. His eyes gets cover by the shadow’s. “Well almost everypony.”
The smile he put, feels like one big facade right now. “I’m not gonna ask but just remember that making everypony happy isn’t always a easy task.”
Finn lied on my bed, looking straight up at the ceiling. “Unova, did I ever told you that I wanted to become a doctor?”
“Not even once.” But with all the times you help us with our stress, I probably should of notice it sooner.
Finn laugh, covering his eyes. “I want to settle in, running my own hospital so everyone can come in so their lives will not be a burden.” His smile start to jitter. It’s fighting itself to keep it going. “At least start it here, where everypony could be happy full time.”
Happy… yeah that would be nice to feel 24/7 “Finn, your presence here already makes us feel a little better about the situation.” My lips lift themself, showing a joyful grin. “Even when things got tough, you always know how to pull us through.”
Finn bursts in laugher, “you’re right on that!” He jumps off the bed, having his cheeks burn red. “It's nice of you to say that but...I wish I could have started that hospital sooner.” Suddenly...his smile weakened. No longer was it the most happiest smile ever. Instead...it was a frown, filled with sorrow and self doubt. “Maybe I can start it now if we're gonna be stuck here forever.”
I grab hold of his shoulders, “I say go for it! I’m sure some old buildings around horse fame city has space!” That hotel could be good just so I don’t have to smell it again.
Finn’s frown shot back up, forming the recognizable smile I know. “Well that sure cheered me up a lot.”
I can feel the positive vibes right through me. “I’m glad you think so man.”
Finn close his eyes, pushing me away. “Now the question I ask is, are you happy?”
Suddenly...my vibes went downward into a spiral of emptiness. “I...don’t know if I can keep my optimism anymore.” This past week was not even suddle to begin with.
“Unova,” Finn pats feel very relaxing. “It's been a tough week for everypony. You’re not alone.” His hooves wrap around me, pulling me in for the most lovable hug he could luster. “You have been working extra hard to keep us alive and I couldn’t be any happier.”
“Thank you.” I close my eyes, letting his positive vibes in to destroy any negative thoughts.
Finn please, don’t ever let go of your happy beliefs. I know I can get us all out and with everypony on my side, I know that is possible. You believe in me right? Well I believe in you too.
“Say Unova!” He pushes me away, giving a wink. “How about we invite everypony for hay burgers?”
The happiness of his voice, I couldn’t help but giggle. “Sure why not?”