You struggle with the candy for a moment, cheeks blushing red at the compliment and at your inability to open a piece of candy, before you sigh and hand it back to her with a whispered, "Please…"
Miss Cheerilee takes the candy from you, "Well don't feel bad about it. Sometimes these things are like that. Just gotta know how to….get….it…." she says, also struggling before clamping one of the end ties in her mouth and pulling on the other, causing it to unwrap and fall into her other hoof.
"Thank you, Miss Cheerilee," you say, putting your hooves out as she hands it to you.
You pop the candy into your mouth and are hit with a wonderful mix of chocolate and fruit flavors.
"They're good, aren't they?" Miss Cheerilee says with a smile, still rolling a candy around in her own mouth as she picks up a pen and begins to grade the much larger stack of papers in front of her.
You can't help but nod. It's delicious! The flavor seemingly changes every few seconds as the layers melt away into sugary goodness in your mouth. All the while a sweet chocolatey sensation persists, somehow. It's easily the best candy you've ever had in your short life.
Sucking softly on the delectable treat, you begin grading papers, marking questions wrong and adding the graded papers to the finished stack that Miss Cheerilee has between the two of you.
It goes quickly enough, until you finally look up from the paper you're grading and see only one more waiting for you. You stretch your little hooves above your head as Miss Cheerilee continues to work, a smile on her face as she glimpses in your direction, before you look at the final paper.
It's Sweetie Belle's.
You briefly look over the paper, counting the number of questions she got wrong without marking them.
All of them. She missed all of them.
Many are just blank, but the ones she put letters into are just as wrong as the empty ones.
Something goes off in your head and says this isn't right.
>Look at paper more closely. Maybe you missed something. <PER check>>Tell Miss Cheerilee>Put in correct answers, then grade>Grade it as it is, giving Sweetie a 0% on her homework assignment.