Hearts and hooves day was here again. Stars had so much fun at the last one, she figured she would try again. From what she could find out with the short amount of time she had before the Blind date was to happen, this Lyra was a Unicorn Musician that somepony had heard liked strange creatures. And this is what brings us to the scene. Out in an open field by the hum drum town of Ponyville, the Shadowbolt Treasurer was zipping around a larger than normal hot air balloon with a basket that had a clear plastic shield around it. Two winter coats and scarves sat in a second basket inside.
This should be so fun. Last year, she met Woozi Boozi and had a simply wonderful time. There was even a second date on her yacht. Though last year ran her into the thousands of bits. This year was going to be a little cheaper. The Balloon was a rental, the meal was a couple of really good sandwhiches and some haychips. Now she only had to wait for her date to show up. Though she may not seem like it, she was very excited.
Lyra was starting to wonder what was the point of putting both if she always got mares! Maybe the universe was trying to tell her something. What is it universe?! She couldn't hear! Eh, she'd figure it out eventually. The universe led her down to a hot air balloon with a rather attractive lavender hued mare standing in front of it. This seemed fun! Lyra liked fun. There was something about the mare that she couldn't quite put her hoof on. She didn't know if it was something about her giving her vibes or if it was something familiar. Lyra wasn't good at reading her gut. Ah well.
Lyra hopped over and smiled. "Hi! You must be Stars! Nice to meet ya. I'm Lyra Heartstrings, though you already know that. Just call me Lyra. Is it okay if I call you Stars?" She gave her friendliest smile and gave a brief hug. Not a long hug like the one she gave Sweetie Drops. Nope, that was reserved for something more special than a blind date!
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Stars returned the hug after meeting the beautiful unicorn. So she prefered to go by Lyra. She smiled and opened up the door, which had a portion of the clear plastic shield attached with it. "I don't mind, it is my only name. And I hope you don't mind heights."
As she went to the side of the basket, she removed the first rope from the post and gave it s small buck to get it to lift a bit. Still tied down by one rope so it was an easy step in. The shield even made it where the only way in was teleportation or walking. And she imagined walking was easier. As she came back to the door, she stood to the side letting Lyra walk in first. "Todays excursion takes us 10 miles above Equestria to see a flock of Thunderbirds."
Heights? Those who feared heights were of weak resolve! Lyra possessed a warrior spirit! Grah! Heheh~. The mint mare hopped into the basket of the balloon and looked back for Stars to join her.
Thunderbirds?! AWESOME! This was turning into the best date ever. She'd find out if that held water with getting to know her date. "Sweet! So, why don't we get to know each other? Y'know, basic date-y stuff... Oh! I brought you something!" Lyra dug into her bag and pulled out a box of chocolate. "This was made by my roommate Bon Bon! She makes the best candy I've ever had. No joke. That's not an exaggeration. The best." Lyra wiggled her eyebrows and smiled.
Following Lyra into the basket, she closed the door and locked the triple latches, With a quick pull of he blower, the balloon heated up and they started to float up into the wild blue yonder. They didn't have to worry about much, The wind was the guide, all they could moderatly control now was the elevation. That and some temperature. They soon reached well above the buildings of Ponyville and The Pegasus released the rope controlling the blower so they could chat while they climbed.
By the time she was able to look to her date, she instantly had a new smile. She brought some chocolates that her roommate made. Must be the work of a Unicorn Chocolateer. "Thank you. I'm sure they will be quite delectable." Unfolding the picnic basket, she made a small table to set the chcolates on and looked beck to her date. "So your roommate makes cady? How about you?" They were already starting to get close to the cloud line. However they would have to go higher than Cloudsdale to see the flock.
Up, up, and away! Lyra grinned out at the wide expanse of sky before them. She bet it'd be the coolest to have wings! But she'd never give up her horn. Her horn was, like, the best thing ever in her life. Well, except her research. And Bon Bon. And her grandmother! "Oh yeah! Bon Bon's the best! I haven't met many candymakers, but she takes the cake! Plus, cause she's an earth pony, she gives the best hugs."
Earth pony hugs were magical! It was true! If she ever met a human and had to show it three wonders of their world, they'd be magic, poison joke, and earth pony hugs. "Well, for me, I'm a musician! I can play anything with strings. Really! I tried! Canterlot has a wide selection. But I also research myths and legends. I think that's more of a hobby."
Stars ahd her own version of the double take when it was mentioned that her room mate was an Earth pony. A slow blink of the eyes on an otherwise stoic face. She took another look at the chocolates and at the artistry of them. "No offense to you or your roommate, but with how delicate and precise the lines are, I would have thought she was a Germane Unicorn immigrant. Short of Prance have I ever seen anything like these. Or you for that matter."
Then she got to what she does, a Musician and a Myth Hunter. Just like the report said. She smiled as Cloudsdale soon came into view. "Well two things we can share definitly. I dabble a little in Singing and Cryptozoology. I heard a bit about your Human research and figured this would be the best thing that I could almost guarentee viewing. I only got to see these once while training for the Wonderbolts. It was awe inspiring."
With a sharp gust, the basket was jostled a bit. Stars leapt a bit forward to brace Lyra and extended a wing to save the chocolates. Up this high in the air, it was all on the line for her. She couldn't just let a Unicorn fall. She is not a Wonderbolt after all.
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