Stuck in the Boondocks [Applejack] Sept 2, 2012 14:45:23 GMT -6
Post by applejack on Sept 2, 2012 14:45:23 GMT -6
Applejack kept her face scrunched up in her angry expression. Her thoughts were going a hundred miles a minute. There were so many possible things that could come of this. Between the risk of Blueblood trying to pull a false apology on Rarity and simple the idea of having to deal with him around Ponyville, the farmer was more than ready to storm over there and give her imput on his stay in her town. Despite all of her anger and energy, she still somehow managed to lend an ear to what Coupe had to say. The fella had been considerate enough to actually explain the situation to her and had been patient enough to suffer a trip with Blueblood. She couldn't help but at least give him a little respect for all of that.[/size]
When she initially began listening, she did so with her agitated emotions stubborned planted on her face. Although, when he mentioned the possiblity of her physically hurting Blueblood, she couldn't help but let out a short laugh. As tense as the situation was, she hadn't even thought about doing anything like that. She was only thinking of a verbal lashing, nothing more. After all, she had better uses for Kicks McGee and Bucky McGillyCuddy than that.
However, as Coupe started to go on about what Blueblood's situation could mean for him, Applejack's expression couldn't but but soften just a little bit. Her ears flattened as she thought about it a little deeper. Removing her bias was really difficult, but she did eventually think about it from his perspective. The guyrealy was being plucked out of everything he knew and thrown into something else. He was leaving his home and family. Even the most self-absorbed of ponies would have to be effected somehow by that. She bit a little bit on the inside of her cheek as she thought about it, and couldn't help but think about her own time in Manehatten as a filly. Sure, that had been her idea, but she was still a fish out of water none the less. If there was any experience that could change a pony, it would be something like this. The thoughts made her lighten up a little on her perception of this whole thing, but she still couldn't help but have her concerns.
Just as she was about to at least become the slightest bit more understanding, Coupe then asked her to stay quiet about it. Her, stay quiet about something that would surely effect one of her friends?! The idea was unthinkable! She openned her mouth, about to protest, when Blueblood interrupted yet again. She rolled her eyes and shot an annoyed look in his direction. Maybe being understanding was going to prove harder than it seemed. If he was sent here to change, then she was going to be counting the days until that happened. Applejack held her tongue long enough to let Coupe and Blueblood finish speaking, but that all ended the moment after Coupe made his final plea.
"Ya ain't exactly askin' for somethin' easy, ya know," she sighed flatly. "I get that he's 'ere to change, and Celestia knows that he needs all tha help he can get, but I can't just sit back and let him walk into mah friend's life an' have her believin' that he's changed right of tha bat!" She gave a small stomp of her hoof to punctuate her point. There was a small pause for a moment as she looked down, seeming to be thinking, before she shook her head and started up again. "All I'm sayin' is, if he's gonna try to make things up ta Rarity, or anypony for that matter, it better be because he really means it. As long as he does that... I dun think I have a choice but to give 'im a chance." She didn't seem at all happy to say this. It was rare that she agreed to keep something important like this quiet. However, she knew that someone like Blueblood really needed this change, both for his sake and everypony else. To get that, he was going to need just a little bit of trust, as reluctant as she was to give it to him.
Knowing that the carriage was just about fixed, Applejack turned her focus away from Coupe to make the final adjustment so they could be finished by the time they were done talking. As she did so, she added, "But don't think that I won't be watchin' out for 'im. I can spot a faker from a mile away!"