“Brrrrrr… I wish it was wrap up day already… I’m tired of freezing my feathers off…” the orange Pegasus groaned as he sat in front of his shop, a large cup of cocoa in hoof, wrapped in a massive coat and a burgundy scarf. He took a sip and shivered, his glasses fogging up from the steam of the cocoa.
It was a pretty nice day out if you ignored the temperature. The sun was shining, foals seemed to be having a wonderful time in the snow, and ponies were out doing their everyday pony things. Except for Reed. Reed was doing what he did best, but what that was? Who could say?
He bellowed to the townsfolk, “HEARTS & HOOVES GIFTS! 50% OFF!” and sighed, “I knew I ordered too much junk…” he took another sip, “GET YOUR SPECIAL SOMEPONY SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE! A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY!” He sneezed, proceeding to spill his cocoa all over himself. “… wonderful…”
The orange lump stood himself up and went inside. “Guy can’t catch a break sometimes…” He hung up his coat and sat behind the counter, staring out the window and then to all the left over merchandise. Teddy bears with cheesy pick up lines on them, heart balloons, ... candy... he'd probably keep that for himself. It's nothing that would move after the holiday was over, and it bummed the guy out. The thoughts of H&H day in general bummed him out ever since last years date with Derpy, that was a huge thud. He looked into the glass of his counter, "There's always next year, champ."
Ʀight in front of the counter, a pair of eyes slowly came into view. They were attached to a lavender unicorn filly. She might've looked familiar as the daughter of the very pegasus he had been thinking about. Dinky stared for a brief moment before her notebook floated up next to her. "Hi there Mister Reed." She wasn't here about the date they'd had. Sure, she would've been excited to know there was a potential new Dad but she wasn't gonna do some harebrained scheme to make it happen. Dinky trusted her Momma to find the right pony.
Ƭhe real reason that the little unicorn was here? She had a project! And she had to do it about somepony in town! She knew that she could've probably done it on her Momma or even Mister Turner... But that felt too easy! So, she decided to find someone else! And she found Reed! "Um, I'm not here to buy anything but can I ask you a bunch of questions for a project? I'm supposed to do it on a pony who lives in town and I wanna write about you! So, can I? Please?" Dinky gave the cutest smile she could muster, looking up at the stallion with eyes as innocent as could be.
“Oh jeez!” He jumped out of his seat, falling to the floor, “You startled me, sweetie” He climbed back up on to his seat, “Phew… What can I do for you, dear?” He looked over the counter at the lavender unicorn. She looked familiar… but he couldn’t place it… what was it… She knew his name, so she must have known him from somewhere.
But then she said what she was here for, and it made him question the whole thing. “I don’t see why not, but why me? I’m sure there are better ponies to do a report on… like…” he looked out the window, “Like her.” The Mayor just so happened to walk by, “I bet she would be a much better choice for a report. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to help you, but there are definitely better choices.”
“Hey... Where do I know you from…” he asked her. "You look a lot like a mare I know... grey coat, yellow mane..." The mane was familiar, and as he thought, his concentration slipped, making her eyes drift a bit in his peripheral vision, and it clicked. “DINKY! You’re Derpy’s daughter! I couldn’t think of if I knew you or not… but I got you now. I’ll help you with whatever you need, just make sure you tell your mum I said hi, alright?”
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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