"Like it?" Soarin' said, finally seeming to snap back into reality. "Like it?! I LOVE it!" Soarin's formerly shell-shocked expression quickly turned into a beaming grin.
"I don't know what you did to make this so amazing or how you did it, but I don't care. I've been all over Equestria, and I've eaten at a lot of dessert shops, but you and this place are truly something else."
"Well, I'm not actually staying HERE," Soarin' said, braking from his state of semi-coherent joy to explain something. "I'm actually staying in Canterlot. But, that's like a half hour to an hour's flight from here for me. But, I'm gonna be there for a while, I'm on....let's just call it a 'vacation.'"
Soarin' didn't want to potentially ruin Pinkie Pie's ecstatic mood by sharing the circumstances behind his vacation.
Of course, Pinkie Pie wouldn't mind if he told her- she might actually even prefer it. After all, she could always help him if he needed it- she was a very caring pony, when need be. Besides, she liked this stallion. Even if she didn't know his na- wait.
"Oh my gosh!" She peeped then, "I'm so sorry, I never asked you for your name! What is it?"
"Yeah, they usually are." Soarin' replied to her vacation comment. He didn't feel like telling her the details of the vacation....but if she asked, he'd tell. But that'd be later, because he had to actually introduce himself first. That was kinda important, and then maybe it'd spark her memory and she'd remember him from the Wedding. Maybe.
"Oh, I'm sorry. My name's Soarin'. With an apostrophe. Nice to meet you properly, Pinkie!"
Soarin'... Soarin'... where had she heard that name before? Soarin', Soarin'... Soarin' and Spitfire- wait. Dashie! He was one of the Wonderbolts!
She stared at him with big eyes and a dropped down mouth.
"You're a Wonderbolt?" She asked. "Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't realize without your uniform! What brings you here, anyway, other than vacation- and why are you on vacation, anyway- don't you guys have something coming up soon? Rainbow Dash talks about you all the time!"
Wel, the secret was out now, wasn't it? Okay, it wasn't much of a secret, Soarin' wasn't trying to hide anything. If anypony had asked if he was a Wonderbolt, he would've said yes. But the point was, the cat was out of the bag.
"Oh, it's no problem," Soarin' said, shaking his head. "I get that a lot, actually. But I get why, hardly any pony sees us out of uniform...and those uniforms really stick in your mind because they look so cool. And I'm on vacation because the other Wonderbolts forced me to go on one because I apparently need r&r. Which, I don't get, that's not how you prepare for an event! So what if I've been having problems sleeping, we can worry about that after the show!"
Soarin' paused for a moment, clearing his throat.
"Sorry about that rant, It's just this whole situation bugs me...I understand that I need a break every now and then, but now's not the time. "
"You've been having problems sleeping?" She asked. "That's not good! But I do see your point about now not being the time...but you should at least make the most of it!" She replied happily. "If you need help sleeping, I can try to help you as best I can, too!"
She smiled widely then, grabbing his arm with her hoof.
"One of my bestest best friends is a unicorn!" She explained. "She knows everything about everything involving magic! I mean, come on," she snorted, "She lives in a library! Do you want to go see her?"
Soarin' wasn't particularly busy with anything right now, so he figured he might as well give this a shot. He also had a feeling he didn't have much of a choice in the matter, considering Pinkie Pie already had a grip on him.
"Um...Okay?" He said, clearly still a little unsure about this whole thing. "Let's try her, then."
And so Pinkie gave Soarin' her best smile, and took off to go to the library to find the mare.
"Her name is Twilight Sparkle!" Pinkie Pie buzzed. "You've probably heard of her. She's Celestia's star student! Of course, we ALL write her letters, but still!"
She gave a small giggle, letting go of him to bounce the rest of the way to the library.
"Twilight!" She called inside. "Are you home?"
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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