Lazuli admired the easy grace and dexterity that Wadar- I mean, Radar, displayed when he brought some of the old dead wood of their tree down on them. At least until he tried to get down. that was a bit shaky.
Fetching her flint and steel, Lazuli brought together a small wisp of dead grass and made it into a tiny nest. Sparks, like eggs, had to start somewhere warm and safe, or they didn't make it. It too a couple of strikes to get a spark to land in the nest, but once it did, it smouldered, ever so slightly. That was encouraging! Slowly and carefully, Lazuli whispered little breaths to the cinder. Each breath made it glow a little brighter until suddenly... Suddenly...!
..It died completely. Lazuli blushed a little. "That happens sometimes..." she explained, for Radar's benefit. "Sometimes you have to try again." Another spark. More careful nurturing. At last, a tiny, tiny flame like the tongue of a mouse, licked at the nest and began to consume it, growing. Lazuli started it on slivers of the dry rotten wood. "Like babies, they cant eat grown up food right away," the crystal filly lectured, proudly. "you have to feed them soft, easy to burn food first and then work up to real wood!"
Radar laid down and watched as Lazuli started to make a fire. The first little bit was cool but short lived. When she finally got a big flame going, he just sat there and watched. The flames reflecting off of his eyes like mirrors. As the flickers were fed splinters, he slowly reached for the flames. It was like a cuddly little rat just twitching it's nose and wanting a petting. However he stopped when a splinter popped. It was much like when a twig would pop back home right when he was wing popped. So for now he would just watch the orange and red rat, twitching it's nose at him.
"The fiya wooks cuddwee. I wanna hug it and caw it Buwns." His head lowered a bit. So it was a baby rat that needed baby food? He would pick up a splinter and held it out. "Hewe Buwns. Eat it and gwow big and stwong so the Pwincess and I can be wawm."
Lazuli smiled, but she kept a watchful eye on the little guy. "You shouldn't cuddle Burns, though. He would hurt you. Not on purpose, but like hugging a porcupine, or this rose vine. He couldn't help it." Lazuli bustled about the little den, digging in her pack. She pulled out a treasure of treasures, A small saucepan, and after emptying it of its packed contents, (to save space) filled it with snow before putting it by the flame to heat.
"Hewe Buwns. Eat it and gwow big and stwong so the Pwincess and I can be wawm."
The little crystal filly practically fluffed with pride, and she felt more motherly and tender every moment. Even so... "You really shouldn't call me Princess," she admitted, gently and kindly. "I'm not one, and the real princesses might not like it." Lazuli scooped up a few more rosebuds and brought them over to Radar. "Come on. Burns isn't the only one who needs to eat. There will be tea soon, but you need something more solid in your tummy." she urged.
The Fun Has Been Doubled! is a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic moderate-to-advanced forum roleplay. Set after the events of the fifth season, we currently have no overarching plot. Instead, we simply have created the world of Equestria for you as a giant playground to have fun in and to explore the magic of friendship. Canon characters and original characters are available for you to play as, both ponies and non-pony species alike! Just remember that we are account-per-character and we'll be fine!
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