/q/ - Quest

ADVENTURE!

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ID: aaaaa 497969

Previously, on Cute "Quest":

Heading out to make amends with Pinkie, Cobalt somehow ended up with a dozen doughnuts and a free "happy to meet you" milkshake. The problem of how to transport them to school to share was remedied when he bumped into Scootaloo. Using her scooter as a sled of sorts they brought the sugary treats to share with the class, earning some points with everyone except a braces wearing pink filly named Dawn. Luckily, Cheerilee gave Cobalt a candy to give Dawn under the guise it was from him.

The class sated for the morning, things went smoothly until lunch. Cobalt talked with Silver Spoon for a bit, before she turned the conversation on him. Leaving Cobalt politely turned down and a little shamed, she went to meet up with her friend Diamond Tiara.

Cobalt shrugged it off and went to finish recess by playing with Brynn, Apple Bloom, and Sweetie Belle.

After class Cobalt spoke with Brynn, who revealed a book of legends and mysteries. The two are now interested in whether the contents of the book are real or simply legends. Making a pact to find out together, the two parted ways for the night.

The day their courage is tested may be closer than they think….

ID: aaaaa 497971

>>497969
#Friday: Dawn of the Fun Fair Day

You wake up, rolling over in bed to glare angrily at your alarm clock before smacking the button on top to shut the darn thing up. Getting out of bed you look at the small calendar on your wall and find yourself smiling as you see it's the day circled in red.

The day of the Fun Fair at school!

You automatically get +1 to all rolls for being Excited until Excitement wears off

[1d10]

Roll #1 10 = 10

497972

>>497971
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY

ID: a6470 497973

497974

>>497971
>10

That's good right?

497975

>>497974
Very

Let's hope we don't waste it.

497976

>>497974
not only are we excited, we're well rested too

497978

check inventory

497980

>>497978
I think we have a 2 day old apple.

497981

>>497980
We have to hold on to that until Brynn finds us a dark ritual to sacrifice it

497982

>>497981
Or until we become a bully and we can throw it at the CMC clubhouse.

ID: aaaaa 497984

>>497971
You head downstairs for breakfast, and find a hot meal waiting for you. Oddly, a note lies on the table beside your bowl of oats.

Dear Cobalt,
We made you your favorite: Oats with honey. There's some extra in the pot on the stove if one bowl isn't enough.

Your father had to go to work early and says he won't be able to make it to the Fun Fair today. Under this note is an additional 30 bits to compensate, so you can buy lunch and snacks.

I have to head to Canterlot this weekend for an interview. I'll be gone for a couple of days, so I left some instructions on easy meals for your father. Try to make sure he doesn't blow up the kitchen (again).

Love you lots,
Mom


>>497978
Inventory:
Saddlebag, filled with school textbooks and supplies, plus an apple Apple Bloom gave you three days ago, and after adding the bits from under the note, about 50 bits in a small inner compartment.

497987

>>497984
I hope that apple is still fresh
It's been banging around in his book bag all this time

497988

>>497984
awww yeah

time for a big healthy breakfast

ID: a6470 497989

>>497984
Good ol' mom.
Don't forget to put the leftovers in the fridge before you go. Don't want all that food to spoil.

ID: 3d1ff 497990

>>497984

>50 bits


Not bad I think Maybe we can eat the apple and save some bits for later. Better eat breakfast and go before we're late though.

497991

>>497984
Eat all the oats. We need the energy

497993

>>497984
Eat ALL the oats and head out.

497994

>>497984
Lets eat up and get the day started!

497995

well I guess we aren't getting any thinner

497996

>>497995
A chubby colt grows up to be a strong stallion.

Or a chubby stallion

ID: aaaaa 497997

>>497984
>>497988
>>497991
>>497993
>>497989
#Well rested and Well fed: +1 to all rolls
#Total bonus of +2 to all rolls until further notice

Finishing your hearty meal and setting the dishes in the sink, you grab your saddlebag and get ready to head out for the morning.

It's a little early, as always, and you wonder where to go.

>>497987
You pull the apple from your bag and give it a once over. It seems like it's still good, though it's got the start of a soft spot on it. Hasn't deteriorated too badly or anything though. You guess it has one more day in it before you gotta throw it out.

Where would you like to go?
>School
>Sugarcube Corner
>Library
>Wander the town

ID: 3d1ff 497999

>>497997

Yeah. Definitely should eat that apple today.

>School

ID: a6470 498000

>>497997
Wander.
We've been to Sugarcube Corner and the library, but that's about it. Let's see what there is to see in town.

498002

>>497997
Some place where we can put the roll bonus to good use(I hope)

Into town!

498003

>>497997
The Fair is taking place instead of normal school right?
I say head there and see if anyone else is early

ID: aaaaa 498004

>>498003
That is correct, the Fair will operate during normal school hours.

498005

>>497997
Head to school, and see if they need help setting stuff up for the fun fair.

498006

>>498003
AWWW MAN
That's a good point

Twist might even have a candy stand

498009

>>498006
I'd lick her lollies.

ID: aaaaa 498010

>>497999
>>498003
>>498005

>>498000
>>498002
[3-2 to head to School early and see what's up]

You're just too excited to do anything else: You've gotta go check out the fair!

Grabbing your things, but ditching your school books since you won't need them, you head to School in the early morning light, running your little legs as you eagerly run.

As you get close to the school grounds you hear the sound of ponies working, the dull murmur of ponies talking or setting things up getting louder as you approach.

Finally you see it: The field that normally lies empty on the one side of the school has all manner of tents and rides set up or being set up, a number of ponies still propping up tents or double checking the assembly of small carnival rides. You think you see a maze in the back, but it's really tough to tell from where you stand since a small crowd of the school fillies and a few parents wait patiently for the rope tethered across the entrance to be lifted.

Asking the time from one of the ponies waiting, you realize you have a little time to kill before they open it for everyone.

You scan the crowd for any pony you recognize. Surprisingly, you spot Diamond Tiara, Sweetie Belle, and Brynn. Brynn is leaning against a tree on the other side of the road, reading a book. No doubt it's the one he showed you yesterday, the big heavy bound hide of the book looking familiar.

Sweetie is with another pony, a unicorn that's larger than her and….very, very pretty. A curled, purple mane and tail, with a near white coat. She has a cutie mark made up of what look like diamonds. That must be Sweetie's sister.

Diamond Tiara stands near the front of the line, alone, for the time being. She looks extremely bored.

>What do

ID: 3d1ff 498011

>>498010

Say hi to DT

498012

>>498010
Go to Sweetie. Tell her to introduce you to her sister.

498013

>>498010
Say hi to Diamond.

498014

>>498011
Yeah I'll second that, she'll probably be with DT all day later on

498015

>>498011
O_O

Well, we DO have +2…

I'll risk it and agree to say hello to Diamond Tiara

ID: aaaaa 498016

>>498011
>>498013
>>498014
>>498015
Feeling bold, you head to the front of the line, assuring those behind that you're not cutting you're just saying hello to someone you know.

You reach Diamond Tiara and give her an energetic "Good Morning!"

[1d10+2]

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

498017

>>498010
>>498011

Alright lets get risky, Talk to DT

498018

>>498010
Ask DT where Silver Spoon is.

498019

>>498016
Well that's good.

498020

>>498016
Well this should go pretty well.

I hope

498021

>>498016
>9

Alright.

498022

>>498014
oh that's DT in line whoops, misread that

ID: aaaaa 498024

>>498016
She turns to look at you, raising an eyebrow as she responds, "Oh. Hello, Cobalt."

At least she remembers your name.

She looks past you and around into the crowd, "I'm waiting for Silver or my father to show up, assuming father can be bothered to come out here this time. I don't suppose you've seen either of them?"

>Yes [lie]

>No
>Maybe I could keep you company? [Roll, depending on her reaction]

ID: 3d1ff 498025

>>498016

"What's up? Today's the fair, but you don't look too excited. Tired of the wait?"

498026

>>498024
Not really

498027

>>498024
>Maybe I could keep you company?

Lets get the spaghetti train rolling.

498028

>>498024
I'm feeling lucky, Punk…

Roll for keeping her company

498030

>>498024
Shoot the shit with DT

ID: 3d1ff 498031

>>498024

>Maybe I could keep you company?


At least, tell her no to answer her question at least.

ID: a6470 498032

>>498024
Third one.
Soak up that +2 bonus for all it's worth.

498033

>>498031
Yea, tell her you haven't seen them first.

498034

He's going to roll a 1, isn't he?…

ID: aaaaa 498035

>>498026
>>498027
>>498028
>>498030
>>498031
>>498033
You tell her you haven't seen either of those two, noting mentally you don't know what DT's father looks like so you can't really be certain on that.

She sighs for a moment. "Well hopefully one of them will show up soon so I'm not this BORED."

>Maybe I could keep you company?


[1d10+2]

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

498036

>>498034
if we're lucky

498038

>>498034
You just couldn't shut up could you?

>>498035
Well prepare mentally to be ripped to peaces by her verbal assault.

ID: a6470 498039

>>498035
…Fuck.

ID: 3d1ff 498040

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498041

>>498035
It's not hard mode for nothin'

498042

>>498035
OH LORDY LORD

And yet this completely fits in with how DT would act

498044

Sigh. Well, it could be worse.

498045

>>498044
Not really. It's literally the worst possible outcome we could get.

498046

>>498035
OH BOY

498047

>>498045
I didn't really want to be friends with that little brat anyways

498048

>>498045
But we could be getting it without the bonuses for our exceedingly chipper attitude.

498049

>>498047
Neither did I. I'm glad we got a 1

ID: a6470 498050

>>498045
It probably would be even worse if we didn't have that bonus.

498051

Do we lose our Excitement bonus now?

498052

>>498042
Wait, this is OUR roll

So WE'RE dropping spaghetti, but does she roll to see how badly she tears into us?

498053

>>498048
Which honestly would only make her madder.

498054

>>498047
Clearly using her to get to SS

ID: aaaaa 498055

>>498035
She scoffs, loudly, inadvertently (or is it) drawing the attention of nearby ponies.

"What makes you think I'd want to spend any kind of time with YOU. You're a boring blank flank that makes being alone in line seem like time cherished."

Ouch.

She waves a hoof at you, "You can either go find Silver or just go away."

[1d10]

Roll #1 7 = 7

ID: a6470 498057

>>498055
>7
Well, at least there's that…

498058

>>498055
Wait, is that our roll?
No more bonus?

498059

>>498055
Hey just figured since you're always alone you could use a colt friend, you know to help with those rumors about you and Silver.

498061

>>498059
pfffffffffft

498062

>>498055
Yeah…Let's go talk to Sweetie a bit to see what she's doing then go to Brynn

ID: 3d1ff 498063

>>498055

"If that's how you want it, but a good conversation beats a boring wait, don't you think?""

Go find Silver Spoon.

498064

>>498055
Oh yeah, look for Silver Spoon

498065

>>498055
>7

What just happen?

ID: a6470 498066

>>498063
What he said.

ID: aaaaa 498067

>>498055
"Excuse me!" a voice pipes up.

The two of you turn and find yourselves being towered over by Sweetie's sister.

"That is no way to treat a gentleman who was only concerned about your well being! Cutie mark or not, you should thank him, not belittle him!"

You pick your jaw up off the floor to look at Diamond Tiara, who looks about to retort when she seemingly thinks better of it.

"Fine," she mumbles, turning to you, "Thank you for your concern," she says with a moderate amount of sarcasm, "But I don't want to talk with you."

"Better," the purple maned mare says, "It'll do for now."

She looks at you and smiles, "You're more than welcome to join myself and Sweetie if you'd like someone to talk to, young man."

She looks back at Diamond with a less than subtle glare, "Now behave yourself. Today is supposed to be a fun day for everyone. Don't make me alert Miss Cheerilee so she can contact your parents."

With that, she heads back into the crowd, no doubt returning to Sweetie.

>Follow her

>Try again with Diamond
>Let's go do something else

498069

>>498067
Follow her.

498070

>>498067
Thank her and say goodbye to DT in a way only a gentleman can.

ID: 3d1ff 498071

>>498067

>Find Silver Spoon


DT may have been mean too us, but helping her out still feels like the right thing to do. Striking up a convo with SS is also good.

498072

>>498067
Best pony saves the day!

Follow her.

498073

>>498067
let's go hang out with Rarity and Sweetie

498074

>>498067
Say see ya to DT, then go catch up with the sisters. I'd like to look around some more too, but we at least need to say thanks to Rarity for that save,

ID: a6470 498076

>>498067
"Sorry to bother you."
Go find Silver.

498077

>>498067
Follow her.

498078

>>498067
CHASE AFTER THAT SWEET COUGAR ASS

ID: aaaaa 498079

>>498069
>>498070
>>498072
>>498073
>>498074
You awkwardly nod at Diamond Tiara, "Well, uh, sorry to bother you, I guess."

She just rolls her eyes and turns away as you move to follow Sweetie's sister, intending to thank her.

You push your way through the crowd a little until you reach the two of them, Sweetie's eyes lighting up as you move beside her, facing her sister.

"Cobalt!" she says excitedly before hugging your neck so tight you think you feel your eyes bulge, "I'm so happy to see you!"

"I think he notices, Sweetie, dear," her sister says, hiding a smile with a hoof, "Let him breathe before he starts looking Twilight's shade."

Sweetie lets go apologetically, letting you catch your breath before making introductions.

"Cobalt, this is my big sister, Rarity. Rarity, this is Cobalt, my new friend who just moved into Ponyville!"

Rarity bows her head, "A pleasure to meet you, Cobalt. Sweetie told me a bit about you last time she visited my boutique."

You feel compelled to bow your head in return before continuing the conversation. It earns a chuckle from Rarity.


>Thank her for her help with DT

>Inquire about what Sweetie has told her
>Talk to Sweetie

498080

>>498078
>Go after Rarity
>compete with Spike on who's the most pathetic slave to impress Rarity
I'd be down for this

498081

>>498079
Thank her and then ask what Sweetie told her

ID: a6470 498082

>>498079
Ask her what Sweetie's told her.

498083

498084

>>498079
Thank her, and ask what she has heard.

498085

ID: aaaaa 498086

>>498081
>>498082
>>498083
>>498084
>>498085


"Thank you for your help a moment ago," you start, "I, uh, appreciate it. A lot."

It's true, had she not intervened you might've felt pretty sorry for the rest of the morning at least.

Rarity smiles before patting you gently on the head, "As if I could let some spoiled child act so…inappropriately at a function like a Fun Day."

She chuckles lightly to herself as Sweetie bounces in place beside you.

"So, uh, what did Sweetie say about me?"

Rarity smiles brightly, "Well, she thinks you're just super friendly, and-"

"Hey!" Sweetie yells, suddenly running up and pushing a hoof into Rarity's face, keeping her from talking. She looks back at you and smiles, cheeks turning red. "I-I just told her how nice you are, sharing doughnuts with the class and stuff like that. That's it!"

Sweetie suddenly lifts from the ground, coated in a magic field no doubt being wielded by her sister.

"Sweetie, that is just plain rude!"

The two begin to bicker, though not seriously as far as you can tell.

>Excuse yourself and go do something else

>Try to calm them down and ask something else

498087

>>498079
Roll for seduction. Aiming at who you ask? Everyone in range.

498088

>>498086
nah nah. She saved you from DT you stop them from fighting. Like she said this is a day for fun. We don't want to let the fight escalate.

Still cheering up Sweetie after a fight with her sister would be cute as fuck

ID: a6470 498089

>>498086
"It was nice to meet you, Ms. Rarity."
See if you can find Silver now.

498090

>>498086
Activate Diplomancer abilities.

498091

>>498086
maybe just laugh at them jovially to kind of break them up

498092

>>498086
Get them to settle down!

498093

>>498086
They seem to be okay, let's see who else has shown up

498094

Compliment their dresses.

ID: aaaaa 498096

>>498088
>>498090
>>498091
>>498092
You can't help but laugh, which seems to catch Rarity's attention at least.

She coughs gently into a hoof, the other holding Sweetie at arms length as Sweetie pushes vainly against it.

Eventually Sweetie catches on, and the two stop their bickering and Rarity gives an apology.

"Anyway; Would you care to join us for the Fun Day, Sir Cobalt?" she asks with a smile, "I wouldn't mind, and it'd be good for Sweetie to have someone her age, and size, to ride some of the rides with."

>Sure

>Lemme think about it
>No thanks
>Hold that thought, I need to see if some other ponies I know are here and what's up with them

498097

>>498096
Accept but before that tell them you have o talk with someone. Then go see what Brynn is up to

498098

498099

>>498096
I'd love to, but I actually promised I'd find someone first. Meet you in 20 minutes? It's a date.

498100

>>498096
You want to check on a few other ponies, but you'll meet back up with them.

498101

>>498097
This sounds good. Also keep our eyes peeled for SSso we can let her know the queen bee wants her.

498102

>>498096
>her age and size
oh baby

let's go

ID: aaaaa 498103

>>498097
>>498098
>>498099
>>498100
>>498101
"I'd love to," you reply, earning a smile from the two of them, "But I need to go talk to some other ponies first. Can I meet you back here when the fair opens?"

"Of course, dear," Rarity says with a nod, "We'll wait for you at the entrance after it opens. Don't keep us ladies waiting though~," she says with a wink.

A bit flustered, you leave the two of them, Rarity laughing gently to herself as you do.

>Talk to Brynn

>Look for Silver Spoon
>Look for other pony

ID: a6470 498104

>>498096
Last one.

498105

>>498103
See who else is around

498106

>>498103
Go to Brynn but keep an eye out for Silver Spoon. If we see her tell her that her highness, Queen Bitch of the galaxy is looking for her.

ID: a6470 498107

>>498103
Look for Silver.

498108

>>498103
Hit up Brynn, while keeping your eyes peeled for SS

498109

>>498106
>>498103

I like this

498110

>>498103
Roll around in a ninja like manner for no reason in particular.

ID: aaaaa 498111

>>498106
>>498108
>>498109
You decide to see what Brynn is up to, but you keep an eye out for Silver or any other pony you know as you wade through the slowly growing crowd. The time for the fair to start must be getting close now.

Strange though, that you don't see Scootaloo or Apple Bloom. You spot Dawn idling in the crowd, talking with Twist. Maybe you'll talk to them if there's time after speaking with Brynn.

Brynn looks up from his book as you approach, marking the page he's on before putting it under a limb and waving as he leans against a tree.

You ask him what he's up to when you get close, and he opens the book to the page he marked.

Morata Nalan: Spirit of Tricks

"So, I was thinking about what we said a couple days ago," he starts, "I thought maybe we could try this one some time since the book says it's a friendly prankster. Maybe in time for Nightmare Night?"

>More details

>Sounds good
>I don't think so
>Got something more….spooky?
>How about a different one?
>I'd rather talk about something else

ID: a6470 498112

>>498111
More details!

498113

>>498111
What's it about?

498114

>>498111
more details

498115

>>498111
>morata
Don't like the sound of it but ask for more details

498116

>>498111
>More details

498117

>>498111
Details please!

ID: aaaaa 498118

>>498112
>>498113
>>498114
>>498115
>>498116

Brynn flips the book back around so he can read the page aloud.

"Morata Nalan, or the Spirit of Tricks, is a relatively friendly spirit that revels in the chance to surprise and scare ponies. Lore has it that Nalan was the name of a pony who once tricked an entire town into believing it was winter in the middle of spring. Though no details remain as to how the pony did it, the legend says that when the Harbinger itself came to visit her at the end of a long and tricky life, she tricked the Harbinger into making her a spirit rather than taking her to the other plane. She slumbers until called upon, and after enjoying a few good scares, disappears back to wherever it slumbers between ritualistic summonings."

"She requires no sacrifice, just the promise of freedom to scare for a few days. And the following supplies."

He shuts the book.

"Sounds harmless enough, right? I mean, what could go wrong with that?"

ID: a6470 498119

>>498118
Sounds good. Let's do it!

498120

>>498118
>I mean, what could go wrong with that?"
You just want this to end badly don't you?
Ask about the supplies first.

498121

>>498118
Sounds perfect for Nightmare Night

498122

>>498118
Haha, sounds perfect!

498123

>>498118
Go for it.

ID: aaaaa 498124

>>498120
"It says the supplies are pretty standard things. An item of food, the appropriate drawings on the ground, some flowers, and something to scare its first victim with, whether it be a popper, spider, frog, or Nalan's favorite: A skeleton mask."

He reopens the book, more towards the back, "I did see something about how to put a summoned spirit into a makeshift body, like a mannequin or something, if you were interested in that. Though it does have several warnings about something I haven't quite deciphered yet…."

>>498119
>>498121
>>498122
>>498123
"Well it sounds perfect for Nightmare Night," you reply, unsure about the whole mannequin body bit, "We should definitely consider it. Get the jump on some ponies with a good scare."

Brynn smiles before pushing his glasses up a bit, "I thought you'd like that. We can gather some of that stuff over the weekend, if you want. Shouldn't be too difficult."

498125

>>498124
I wonder if we should get help from Twilight with this or if she wouldn't want us doing it

498126

>>498124
Agree. Ask if he has anything else to say. If not and if we still have a bit of time before the fair look for SS and try to talk with other ponies. If not go to Rarity and Sweetie.

ID: a6470 498127

>>498124
Cool.
Also see if you can spot any of your other friends around.

498128

>>498124
>mannequin

WE SHALL UNLEASH TERROR UPON THE TOWN!

498129

>>498128
No. Bad anon.
We are not giving bodies to the spirits of the dead

ID: aaaaa 498130

>>498125
Brynn ponders the point for a moment.

"Weeellll……I don't know. She said she didn't believe in any of this when I asked her, but she never tried it either. It might not be worth her time, especially if it doesn't work…"

>>498126
You agree to at least help gather the materials over the weekend. The two of you can do it on Nightmare Night, or the night before perhaps, and see if it works. If not, nothing lost.

Still, you feel a slight chill go down your spine when you think, "What if it DOES work?"

>>498127
Shaking the thought, you look around and see Scoots and Apple Bloom approaching. Apple Bloom has her sister as well, it seems.

You look back at the crowd and see Sweetie and Rarity waiting to the side of the crowd, waiting for you no doubt.

You can no longer see Diamond Tiara at the front, so thick is the main area with ponies.



>What do

498131

>>498124
Alrighty then

Who else is around?

498132

>>498130
Say hi to AB and her sister then go to Rarity and Sweetie. It's not polite to let ladies wait.

498133

>>498130
We did say we'd meet up with Rarity and Sweetie Belle, but greet the others first.

498134

>>498130
Meet them and head with them to Rare and Sweets. Make sure to say hi to Applejack.

ID: a6470 498135

>>498130
Go say hi to Scoots and AB.
Still no sign of Silver?

498136

>>498129
Sure we are. Just got to borrow a mannequin from Rarity. But that is for another night.

>>498130
Greet Scoots, AJ, and AB and let them know you got places to be.

ID: aaaaa 498137

>>498132
>>498133
>>498134
>>498135
>>498136

You say goodbye to Brynn, who says he'll talk to you later.

You head over to the approaching group, waving to them as they approach. Surprisingly, Applejack is the first to greet you.

"Well howdy there Cobalt," she says with a big grin, "How're you doin' this fine morning?"

>Just fine, AJ

>I'm doing well, Applejack
>Not so good…
>Meh

498138

>>498137
Just fine. kinda in a hurry. nice seeing you guys. Smell you later

498139

>>498137
We're doing fine
Woke up fantastic, DT can get wrekt

498140

>>498137
Just fine, AJ

Got places to be and ponies to see.

498141

>>498137
Doing pretty good, had a little run in with someone, but everything else is A-OK.

And yourselves?

498142

>>498137
Just fine. Tell 'em that we said we'd meet up with Sweetie and Rarity, and that we've gotta keep moving since they're waiting for us.
If they wanna come with, though, ask if AJ's running a stand there today.

ID: aaaaa 498143

>>498138
>>498139
>>498140
"I'm doing just fine, AJ. Thanks," you reply with a smile.

She just beams back at you, "Good t' hear!"

You greet Scootaloo and Apple Bloom similarly, the three of you sharing in your excitement for the Fun Fair.

Suddenly Scootaloo pulls you a little to the side, leans in and says, "So, uh….did you want to hang out today? Apple Bloom's gonna spend the time with her sis, I just met up with them on the walk over. I don't really want to butt it on them, so I thought..maybe…"

Uh oh.

498144

>>498137
Throw up all over her, then scream about how the apples were poison.

ID: aaaaa 498145

>>498144
This made me laugh pretty good for such an outrageous idea.

498146

>>498143
You are being such a cheap bastard Aspirant. I mean goddamn. Find a way to politely refuse and say you already made a promise.

ID: a6470 498147

>>498143
Crap.
I guess we gotta tell her we already made plans…
Then again, Sweetie already has her sister to hang out with, so…maybe she'll understand if we tell her we want to keep Scoots company?
Maybe we could even invite her to come with us, if they're both okay with it.

498148

>>498143
meaningful choices, my weakness
Perhaps we can invite her along with Sweetie and Rarity, even if we ditch them for someone else at least Scoots will have company

498149

>>498143
Tell scoots you're dating sweetie belle. Apologize, offer to introduce her to silver spoon. If rumors are true she's looking for a new sub.

498150

>>498143
We have to at least invite Scootaloo along, we can't leave her alone

Otherwise we would have loved to spend some time alone together

498151

>>498143
Uh oh indeed…

Let her know you made plans with Sweetie Belle and Rarity, but it wouldn't be so cool of you to leave her out. Maybe you can reason with SB/Rarity.

498152

>>498144
pfffft

>>498143
Alright, tell her we made some plans and she is totally welcome to come along. And assure her that she isn't "butting in"

498153

Dude, everypony knows Scootaloo doesn't have a big sister of her own, Rarity will understand if we let her tag along.

498154

Yell out "Wow the real Daring Doo!" When Dash arrives pawn off scoots on her, proceed as previously planned.

498155

>>498154
what would Dash be doing here?

498156

>>498155
she loves fun things

498157

>>498155
Fun things are awesome.

498158

>>498155
Because "Wow the real Daring Do" is Dash's mating call and she comes from any part of Ponyville if someone says it?

498159

>>498156
Fun is for scrublords, she only practices competitively

498160

>>498158
It works for pinkie and…anything really.

ID: aaaaa 498161

>>498148
>>498151
>>498150
>>498152
>>498147
>>498146
You explain to Scootaloo you already said you'd spend the day with Rarity and Sweetie, but you'd be happy to see if she can be part of the group too.

Before she can object you assure her she's not butting in.

Giving a brief goodbye to AJ and Apple Bloom, you head back to Sweetie and Rarity with Scootaloo right behind you.

"Of course she's welcome," Rarity says happily, "I wouldn't want anypony to feel left out, especially another of Sweetie's friends."

Sweetie doesn't seem affected by the addition of another friend, and Scootaloo seems happy with the arrangement.

Win-win.

#+1 Scootaloo point


A cheer rises from the crowd, and the four of you turn to see Miss Cheerilee at the rope that tethers the entrance.

You can't hear her over the cheer, but she says something, raising a hoof dramatically before removing the rope tether and retreating out of the way of the surge of ponies that take off into the fair grounds.

Waiting for the line to die down a bit, the four of you head into the fair grounds when Rarity is certain nopony will get trampled.



The main avenue of the fair grounds are lined with small stands, selling all kinds of treats. Gryphon Wings [think elephant ear], sweets, toys, all kinds of crafts, pinwheels, capes, masks, goods of all kinds!
Further down are the game stalls; Places where you can try your strength, ones where you can throw a ball at some pins, water gun races…

And at the back are the rides! They don't have a ferris wheel, but they've got one of those spinners where it spins you around horizontally pretty quick. And there's a mirror maze in the back.

"According to this flier," Rarity announces to your little group, "There's also a karaoke event that'll be held after lunch, a slip and slide, whatever THAT means, to the right, after the spinner, an art stand, a crafts stand where you can make some lanyards or something….a whole list of things this year."

She lowers the flier, "Seems they went all out on this! Now then, what sounds like a good first stop?"

There's so many things, it's hard to pick.

>Rides

>Crafts
>Foods
>Skill Games

498162

>>498161
RIDE THOSE FUCKERS

ID: a6470 498163

>>498161
Rides! Riiiides!

498164

>>498161
RIDES
So we get that awkward choice of who to sit next to

498165

>>498161
Rides first, other relaxing stuff late
That's a cool song

498166

>>498161
Skill Games, we gotta show off!

498167

OH WAIT
WE JUST ATE A BIG BREAKFAST

OUR ROLL BONUS BETTER STILL BE ACTIVE

498168

>>498167
Cobalt is earth pony stronk

ID: aaaaa 498169

>>498165
It's basically what I imagine the flashback/highlight reel of the day would be set to

>>498164
>>498163
>>498162
"I say the rides first!"

"Yeah!" Scootaloo pumps a hoof in agreement, "What do you think, Sweetie?"

"Sounds good to me!"

"Well that was easy," Rarity murmurs as you and the other fillies dash off toward the back, Rarity taking her time in catching up.

The first ride you come across is, in fact, the big spinning one.

>AW YEAH GO TIME

>Let's find a different one first

498170

>>498169
LET'S DO THIS

498171

>>498169
Time to get dizzy with some bitches

498172

>>498169
GO! GO! GO!

498173

>>498169
Vomit in 3…

498174

>>498169
Clutch the two in terror at the first ride.

498175

>>498173
That is all part of the fair experience.

ID: a6470 498176

>>498169
Do it!

498177

I swear if we throw up on Rarity…

ID: aaaaa 498178

>>498170
>>498171
>>498172
>>498173
You and Scoots practically shove other ponies out of the way to get in line, Sweetie, being a little less enthused about this ride, brings up the rear.

You have to wait for the first batch of riders to go through the cycle, and you see them all get strapped in, excitement written on all but a few faces before the machine's arms begin to spin, the little seat boxes on the ends tilting forward and back a little as it gets going.

Quickly enough the thing gets spinning and cries of enjoyment or slight terror punctuate the air while the three of you watch from the line.

You look at Scootaloo, who seems super pumped up. Sweetie….not so much.

The machine winds down after a minute or so and the ponies on board are unstrapped and wobble their way to the exit. Nobody loses their breakfast, thankfully, though a handful look like they need to sit down for a bit before they go anywhere.

"Alright kiddos, you're up!" The stallion manning the entrance gate and controls says with a smile.

You and Scoots dash to the first box to be strapped in, Sweetie tagging along nervously. Luckily the box can fit four, though no other pony joins you. You look out over the side of the cart and see Rarity standing on the other side of one of the low guard fences. She waves at you apologetically, "Rides like this one just aren't my thing…"

>Goad her into getting on

>Say it's no problem
>Maybe suggest Sweetie isn't up for the ride, she looks nervous as heck

498179

>>498178
Offer to hold sweetie's hoof. Then scootaloo if she looks interested.

498180

>>498178
No problem. Ask Sweetie if she's sure about this.

498181

>>498178
Na Sweetie will love it, just reassure her

ID: a6470 498182

>>498178
"Aw come on, Rarity! You're not gonna let your little sister best you in bravery, are you?"

498183

>>498178
Aim for Rarity
but in all seriousness it's fine if she doesn't get on. Sweetie's gonna have to buck up though

498184

>>498178
Use our smooth skills to get Rara on the ride!

498185

>>498178
Ask Sweetie if she'd be a little more comfortable if her sister went along with her

Barring that, Hop in with Scoots

498186

>>498184
Also I am sure Sweetie will feel less nervous with her sister on board.

498187

Ask them both if they want to sit in your lap. You know, to make them more comfortable, they can hold on to your giant horseboner if it helps steady them.

498188

File: 1382847030314.png (143.54 KB, 298x419, Rarity amusing.png, IO Google TinEye)

498189

>>498188
I wish I could hug Rarara

498190

>>498189
You and me both.

ID: aaaaa 498191

>>498180
>>498181
>>498179
You ask Sweetie if she's okay, and she swallows nervously before nodding. "Y-yeah, I think so."

Scootaloo rolls her eyes, "Aw c'mon you baby, it's just gonna spin us. You spend half your time spinning in circles anyway."

"I do not!"

Scootaloo sticks her tongue out before laughing, and soon Sweetie and you join in as well.

Sweetie's nervousness seems to melt a little.

>>498182
>>498184
>>498183
>>498185
"Would it make you feel better if Rarity was on the ride too?" you ask Sweetie.

"Hmmmm….I guess? Maybe?"

You lean over the rail again, "Hey Rarity! Are you sure you don't wanna get on? Sweetie would love the company!"

"She's got the two of you, dear, and I wouldn't want to ruin my mane."

"Maybe she's just chicken," Scootaloo says loudly.

"I am not a chicken, Scootaloo."

"I dunno, you're starting to look like Pinkie from last Nightmare Night…."

You think you hear a growl and suddenly Rarity is climbing awkwardly into the seat, mumbling something about "showing that orange pegasus."

Moments later the stallion working the ride comes by and straps everyone in, except for Rarity who does it herself.

Rarity sits beside Sweetie, and you sit on the other side of the cube with Scootaloo, who is grinning madly.

Rarity has a bit of a deadpan look to her, >>498188
perhaps realizing she's been tricked onto the ride.

"Alright, let's get it started!" the stallion yells, throwing a lever.

The ride lurches a bit as it starts, jarring all of you a bit before it smooths out its wind up.

Scootaloo can hardly contain herself, mumbling "Oh boy," over and over and over.

498192

>>498191
oh boy!

498193

>>498191
WOOOOOOOOOO

498194

>>498191
Steel our stomachs and try not to look scared

498195

>>498191
Look at Rarity and Sweetie while enjoying the ride. Try not to laugh at their faces.

498196

ID: a6470 498197

>>498191
Wheeeeee!

ID: aaaaa 498198

>>498191
The ride kicks off, the four of you starting to feel the ride speed up as it pushes you back into your seat a bit.

Rarity's mane goes from elegantly curled to a flat streak of purple in moments, her hair flapping like a flag caught in a gale.

And still the machine speeds up.

You, Scootaloo, and Sweetie are screaming in enjoyment, though Rarity seems to be crying out at the loss of her mane's elegance at first.

The wind whips fast as the machine whirrs, and the cube rocks forward suddenly, forcing the feeling of falling onto you rather abruptly. It quickly shifts back, resuming normalcy, and seeing the other cubes do it out of the corner of your eye you assume it was supposed to do that at this stage.

You feel yourself begin to slide toward the outside of the cube, toward Scootaloo, as your slightly too big straps fail to keep you in perfect place.


>Keep yourself from getting pushed into Scoots

>Let it happen

498199

>>498198
let it happen! that's half the fun

498200

>>498198
scoot up nicely to scoots

498201

>>498198
Don't just let it happen, embrace it. Hug her in "surprise".

498202

>>498198
Keep yourself from getting pushed. Don't do that. Not with Sweetie here.

498203

>>498194
>>498191
>be tubby colt
>on a centrifuge ride
first thing that sprang to mind

498204

>>498198
Stop ourselves if we can, momentum+chubby colt could=flat pegasus filly

498205

ID: a6470 498206

>>498198
Let it happen!

498207

>>498198
Go with the flow!

498208

>>498198
sliiiiiide over there
it's pointless to resist those things anyways

498209

>We slide over.
>Our massive frame crushes them both to death.

ID: aaaaa 498210

>>498199
>>498200
>>498201
>>498206
>>498207
>>498208

>>498205
I love that comic

You put up no resistance to the forces that be, and you feel yourself get pushed up against Scootaloo slowly but surely. She doesn't seem to mind, the two of you laughing and hollering like fools, just enjoying yourselves.

Sweetie has the same thing happen to her. The force of the ride scoots her into Rarity a bit while Sweetie giggles between cheers, and everyone is pressed against the far side of the ride.

Unfortunately, the ride doesn't last all that long, and soon enough it begins to slow down until you're able to move away from Scootaloo. She kinda slugs you in the shoulder after you do, though she doesn't say anything. She just laughs while Sweetie hugs Rarity, whose mane is now a tattered, wind blown mess.
Somehow she doesn't look any less beautiful, just different, though you don't dare say it.

You all unhook your straps and hop out of the ride. You find it difficult to walk straight, and nearly collide with Scoots on the way toward the exit.

Luckily, your stomach doesn't feel any worse for wear. Weird, but fortunate.

After the dizziness has worn off and Scootaloo stops giggling about how awesome the ride was, the four of you try to decide what to do next.
Rarity says it's nearing lunch time, surprisingly. Must've spent more time in line than you thought.

What would you like to do before lunch?
>More rides
>Crafts
>Skill Games

498211

>>498210
Skill Games!

498212

>>498210
Skill games, bitches love skills.

498213

>>498210
let's check out the skill games, we could even win a prize for our very special somepony

ID: a6470 498214

>>498210
More rides. Better get them out of the way BEFORE we have a full stomach.

498215

>>498210
Gonna win some lucky filly a stuffed animal for sure

498216

>>498210
Skill games

498217

>>498210
Time to get bitches with our crazy skills.

ID: aaaaa 498218

>>498211
>>498212
>>498213
>>498215
>>498216
>>498217

You suggest skill games, which Sweetie and Rarity agree to as Rarity tries to fix her hair.

Scootaloo whines a little, but ultimately goes along with it. She wanted more rides, but she can wait.

Which skill game would you like to play?
>Knock pins down with a thrown ball
>Darts
>Water gun racing game
>Ball in the cup game

498219

>>498218
Ball game. We gonna put big Mac to shame

498220

>>498218
water gun racing, those are always fun and everyone can play

ID: a6470 498221

>>498218
Pin game.

498222

>>498218
WE ARE COBALT DESTROYER OF PINS

498223

>>498218
>no Skee-ball
THIS IS BULLSHIT
TAKE OUT OUR RAGE ON THE THROWING BALL GAMES- THEY WILL PAY FOR THIS INSOLENCE

498224

>>498218
Knock pins, win a prize for rarara as an apology.

498225

>>498218
>No shoot out the star game to win something for Apple Bloom.
Missed opportunity.

498226

>>498218
Throw that ball!

How would darts even work for ponies?

498227

>>498226
Unicorns only. But they cheat so they aren't allowed. So Earth ponies and pegasuses are scammed.

498228

>>498226
Mounted blow dart gun maybe?

498229

>>498226
Insert dart into butt, fire dart.

498230

File: 1382848875026.gif (737.92 KB, 320x240, ball-in-a-cup-o[1].gif, IO Google TinEye)

I can't even imagine how hard this would be for ponies

498231

File: 1382848959058.jpg (873.72 KB, 1238x937, 1377587572127.jpg, IO exif Google TinEye)

>>498230
Something like this

498232

>>498230
>I can't even imagine how hard this would be for earth ponies
Fixed it for you. Remember pegasuses have those freaky wing hands and unicorns have telekinesis.

498233

>>498231
I've always liked how the guy running the stall admits he has no idea how ponies are supposed to play his game.

ID: aaaaa 498234

>>498225
You can still win something for her if you want, y'know.

>>498221
>>498222
>>498223
>>498224
You decide you'd like to try the pin game, and the four of you are at the stand in a jiffy. Oddly enough nobody was playing it.

"Alright, who's gonna go first?" The mare running the stand asks, "It's five bits for three balls. Ten bits for eight. Knock down three pins and win a prize. Knock down five or more and get a super prize!"

You look around the stall at the varying prizes. Standard prizes are pretty average. Packs of candy, small toys or plushes, water guns… It's only looking at the super prizes that make you want to win. Giant plushes as as you of famous ponies and book characters, big saddlebags emblazoned with the logo of the Wonderbolts or Daring Doo, and….is that a filly sized Wonderbolt costume?

"How about a friendly competition?" Scootaloo asks, getting your attention.

"I bet I can knock down more pins than you," she says confidently, "And if I do…" she stops, thinking hard about the conditions she wants to set up. Finally she has it, "If I win, you owe me a Super Pinkie Special Milkshake!"

That sounds expensive.

498235

>>498234
"And if I win?"

498236

>>498234
SHE IS ON.
Defeat her and then make up some silly meaningless thing she has to do if you win

498237

>>498234
>filly sized Wonderbolt costume
of fuck yes

ID: a6470 498238

>>498234
And if I win, you have to wear a dress for a whole day.

498239

>>498234
What happens if we win?

Not that it matters much, cant turn down the challenge.

ID: aaaaa 498240

>>498235
"And if I win?" you inquire.

"Pfft, as if," Scootaloo says smugly, "But if you do, name the thing you want."

498241

>>498234
Shit status: On

498242

>>498240
Dang, I didn't think this through…

ID: a6470 498243

>>498240
Make her wear a dress!

498244

>>498240
>>498243
ˢᵉᶜᵒᶰᵈ

498245

>>498240
She's already practically offering us a date if we lose, I don't know how to top it

498246

>>498245
say this, fluster her.
We'll think of what to ask if we win when we beat her.

498247

498248

>>498246
SECOND

498249

>>498244
I change my vote to this >>498246

498250

>>498240
First kiss.

ID: aaaaa 498251

>>498239
>>498238
>>498236
>>498241
>>498245
"So if I win, I could say I want…..a date?"

[1d10]

[1d10]

Roll #1 1 = 1 / Roll #2 7 = 7

498252

>>498243
I prefer the dress to the date idea. Date is moving too fast, but dress plays in similar territory.

498253

>>498251
Welp too late
WHICH ONE IS OUTS?

498254

>>498251
>those rolls

498255

498256

>>498251
I've got a bad feeling about this

498257

>>498251
we on spaghetti today

498258

>>498252
HOW is making her wear a dress close to a date?
It'd be embarrassing to her.

498259

>>498251
Our rolls are shit.

ID: a6470 498260

>>498251
>1
Dice gods are feeling merciless today.

498261

>>498251
The adventures of Cobalt the chubby awkward colt

498262

>>498251
Did you even announce when our +2 ran out?

It seemed like we only got one use out of it.

498263

>>498251
The Dice Gods are really not being very subtle about how they want this quest ro go.
They're right, you know

498264

>>498262
DT killed it I think.

498265

>>498251
>Stutter like a retard
>Reroll for saving face

ID: aaaaa 498266

>>498251
Linked the wrong posts, whoops. Rolls still stand.
>>498262
It wasn't a roll for you.

Scootaloo's cheeks redden almost instantly, and she mouths words but makes no sound as she finds herself at a loss.

Sweetie Bell, to her credit, keeps a straight face for a whole 5 seconds before laughing uncontrollably at Scootaloo.

Even Rarity can't help but giggle, "My, what a bold little colt you are."

Sweetie scoffs, "I think he was joking, but did you see Scootaloo's face?" She nearly doubles over again as she starts up laughing once more.

Scootaloo finally regains her composure, "L-like you would do that. You….gah!" She throws her hooves up and turns around, stomping about until she feels better and Sweetie stops laughing.

"Fine, yeah, whatever!" Scootaloo says, regaining her competitive spirit, "I'm just not going to lose to you!"

>Let Scootaloo go first

>Go first

498267

>>498266
Goddamit Sweetie.
Let her go first.

498268

>>498266
"ladies first"

498269

>>498266
Are we going to full 8 each or what?

498270

>>498266
So our +2 is still active then?

Ladies first

498271

>>498266
Scoots go first, while the embarrassment is fresh.

498272

>>498266
Let her go first.

ID: a6470 498273

>>498266
Let Scoots go first.

498274

>>498268
This.
Throw in a rogueishly over-the-top wink while you're at it, so Sweetie and Rarity still know you're kidding
We're not kidding

498275

>>498274
But I want Sweetie

498276

>>498270
yeah
the rolls were for sweetie and scoots' reactions probably

498277

>>498275
Now you know how this Twistfag feels

498278

>>498275
Sweetie was so last cute quest

498279

>>498278

I couldn't participate in the last quest ;_;

498280

498281

>>498279
There IS an archive, dood.

498282

>>498281
It's not the same and you know it.

Anyway let's end this. we're really getting to sidetracked.

ID: aaaaa 498283

>>498269
The mare running the stand smiles as she hears your little deal.

"Alright, a discount for the little competitors! Five bits; Five throws."

>>498267
>>498268
>>498270
>>498271
>>498272
>>498274
>>498273

"Ladies first," you say, bowing out of the way with a grin you can't hide. You wink at Sweetie and Rarity, who're both smiling like you.

Scootaloo mumbles something to herself as she hands the bits over to the stall runner.

#Rules of the game
There are three pyramids of pins, each pyramid has three pins.
Hitting a full pyramid only requires a 3+ on a 1d10, a 3 meaning you knock one pin down. For every 3 above 3 you get you knock an additional pin down, meaning a 9-10 knock all three down.
It gets harder the fewer pins there are in a pyramid. For each missing pin the measure of failure goes up by 3, meaning the new minimum after one pin is down is a 6. If two are down, the minimum is a 9 to knock the remaining pin.
Think about this for your turn.

#Scootaloo's turn!
"Prepare to lose, Cobalt!" Scootaloo cries as she lets loose the first throw.

[1d10+1]



Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

ID: aaaaa 498284

>>498283
The first throw isn't so hot, only knocking over one pin.

Looking more determined than ever, Scootaloo throws her second attempt at a fresh pyramid!

[1d10+1]

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

498285

>>498283
HAHAHA OH WOW

Now I feel bad if we beat her

498286

>>498284
Shit two are down

ID: aaaaa 498287

>>498284
She knocks over two more pins, bringing her total to three!

[pyramid 1 has 2 pins left]
[pyramid 2 has 1 pin left]
[pyramid 3 has 3 pins left]

She throws the third throw at the third pyramid!

[1d10+1]

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10

498288

>>498287
OH COME ON

498289

>>498287
Bitch!

ID: a6470 498290

>>498287
Oh christ…

498291

>>498287
Damn, Scoots

498292

>>498287
We'll never hear the end of this

498293

>>498287
Uh oh

LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A REAL MATCH

ID: aaaaa 498294

>>498287
"BOOM!" Scoots yells as the pyramid goes down completely, earning a round of applause from Rarity and Sweetie Belle.

Five pins down, two throws left.

"You're gonna owe me a shake, buddy!"
She aims for the first pyramid!

[1d10+1]

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

498295

>>498294
Fuck you Scoots

498296

>>498294
OH COME ON

498297

>>498294
Let's just turn in our horse balls at this point, we're gonna lose to a girl.

498298

>>498297
>Let's just turn in our horse balls

pffffffffft

ID: aaaaa 498299

>>498294
"Last one," the stand mare warns.

Pyramids 1 and 2 both have 1 pin remaining
She fires her last shot at pin number two

[1d10+1]

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

498300

>>498299
7 pins to beat

498301

>>498299
Does that mean perfection?

ID: aaaaa 498302

>>498299
It's a whiff.

Scootaloo's total is 6 pins.

"Let's see you beat that!" Scootaloo taunts, backing away from the stand.

Looks like it's your turn.

>>498300
2 pins missing meant new minimum was a 9, she missed.

>Here we go!

>Forfeit

498303

>>498301
no she just got 1 pin each time
perfection would be >9 the first 3 times

498304

>>498302
Never back down!

498305

>>498302
NEVER BACK DOWN NEVER SURRENDER

498306

>>498302
>forfeit

do you think this is a motherfucking game?

498307

>>498302
LET'S DO THIS
I mean we have a +2 bonus
Bitch be going down

498308

>>498302
*confused*

THE DICE GODS OWE US, AND WE WOULDN'T BE A MAN-ER STALLION IF WE BACKED DOWN

498309

>>498302
We're not going down without a fight. Act cocky, we're taking this all the way.

ID: aaaaa 498310

>>498304
>>498305
>>498306
>>498308
>>498309

The choice is up to you, one roll at a time from you guys, or the first 5 rolls of 1d10, taken IN THE ORDER THEY ARE ROLLED for effect.

498311

>>498308
>THE DICE GODS OWE US
YOU REALLY WANT US TO LOSE DON'T YOU?

498312

>>498310
One roll at a time
BUILD THE FUCKING SUSPENSE

498313

>>498310
One roll at a time

498314

>>498312
>>498310
yeah and everyone try to not roll twice

498315

>>498310
One roll at a time. Let me sacrifice a goat to the rng gods.

498316

>>498314
I ain't rolling. I know the dice gods. Fuckers hate me.

498317

>>498310
One at a time, IDs for rolling?

498318

>>498316
You make it sound like you were the one who rolled two 1's last week

ID: a6470 498319

>>498310
One roll at a time.

498320

>>498317
na just honor system

498321

>>498318
Nah. I just joined the quest.
If it's something unimportant I roll good. If it's things like this? I'd probably manage three 1's in a row

ID: aaaaa 498322

>>498313
>>498312
>>498314
>>498315
Alright. I will take the first roll after each post of results.

>>498317
If you wish to do an ID system, that can work. Otherwise, I will use the above method of just taking the very first roll after each result post.



You hand your five bits over and the stand mare sets the balls on the counter for you.
"Ready to lose, Scootaloo?" you taunt. All's fair, after all.

"Pfft, hardly!"

You take aim at the first reset pyramid.

First roll of 1d10 taken. You can factor in the +2 if you like, if you forget I'll tack it on.

Good luck, and make that statement of intent!

498323

>>498322
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

498324

>>498323
TWO DOWN
5 TO GO

498325

>>498323
well at least you didn't whiff

ID: aaaaa 498326

>>498323
Two pins go down on a roll of 7! A good start!

#Designate which pyramid you're aiming at when rolling from now on, pick 1, 2, or 3.

Pyramid 1 has 1 pin left
2 and 3 have 3 pins left

Next roll!

498327

>>498323
What pyramid was that aimed at?

498328

>>498322
Let's do this shit.

Roll #1 7 = 7

498329

>>498328
We won
WE FUCKING WON
THERE'S NO WAY WE CAN LOSE NOW

498330

>>498326
Pyramid 2.
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

498331

>>498326
Should likely do the same strategy of 2 then 3

498332

>>498326

'1d10+2'

P2

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

498333

>>498326
we should probably aim for a different one each time at the start so this should be pyramid 2 >>498328

498334

ID: aaaaa 498335

>>498327
The first throw didn't matter because all were the same.

>>498328
No designated pyramid.
I will assume pyramid 2 in this instance to be kind. Next time it's randomed.

Three pins go down! The total is 5 pins!

If you aim at pyramid three and roll a 6 or greater, you will win!



I'll overlook the other rolls since they were later. Lucky devils.

THREE ROLLS LEFT, BUT A 6+ WINS IF TARGETING PYRAMID 3

498336

>>498335
pyramid 3 baby

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

498337

>>498336
A STUNNING VICTORY

498338

>>498336
Sweet sweet victory

498339

>>498336
Aw sheeeet

498340

>>498336
Unf

Roll #1 10 = 10

498341

498342

>>498340
Woops forgot my email field.

498343

>>498340
>accidentally rolls
>wastes a 10

every time

498344

inb4 we share the shake anyways on the date.

498345

>>498336
WOOT WOOT

498346

>>498340
The unf is loud enough to vibrate the entire thread, echoing throughout the halls of /q/.

498347

498348

Whelp there goes the only chance to get the Sweetie ending…

498349

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498350

>>498335
Now
Can we still get the super prize if we ace it

498351

>>498348
I'm just sad that we will never get that date with the swing set…

498352

>>498348
I'm sure we'll be going out on little sorties with each of them

498353

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>>498348
GO SCOOTS WOO

ID: aaaaa 498354

>>498336
The whole third pyramid goes down in a crash of pins, taking along with it Scootaloo's chance at victory.

You still have two balls left to throw, if you wish to throw them. Maybe you'll get more prizes that way. As it is, you'll already get a super prize on top of winning the bet.

Up to you.

As it is, your victory is assured and anything beyond this is showboating or making you look lucky.

You may trash talk if you wish.

498355

>>498354
We should definitely finish, might win one of those snazzy prizes

498356

>>498354
Save trash talk after we've made these last two throws.

498357

>>498351
I'm just sad we just broke her little fragile filly heart. Scoot would have suffered too if it was the other way around but she's tougher than Sweetie

498358

>>498354
We need that wonderbolt suit.
Keep throwing!

498359

>>498354
Don't trash talk her, be a good sport.

But still finish.

498360

>>498354
Continue playing of course!

Better luck next time, Scoots. Make sure to throw a friendly smile her way though.

498361

>>498354
Go for the suit nigga

498362

>>498357
The swing set has feeling too!

ID: a6470 498363

>>498354
Go for more prizes!

498364

>>498354
Trash talk might be a bit much, showing off in the last two leisurely throws would do

498365

>>498354
Two more rolls. We have 3 ladies to please

498366

>>498354
Whip the last two balls and see if we can get a prize. Why not?

498367

>>498362
Oh please the swings are whores. The moment you go home they'll just take someone else in them

498368

>>498367
T-that's a lie!

498369

>>498354
Lets throw those last balls.

>As it is, you'll already get a super prize on top of winning the bet.

Get the wonderbolts suit.

Maybe a little teasing but no trash talk.

ID: aaaaa 498370

>>498363
>>498361
>>498360
>>498358
>>498356
>>498355
>>498364
You decide to take your last two throws, aiming for some better prizes though you already qualified for the highest tier. Maybe you'll get lucky and she'll give you two if you knock over the remaining pins?

The only two pins left are on Pyramid 1. 9+ gets both, 6-8 gets 1.

Roll when ready.

498371

>>498370
Lets do it

'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

498372

>>498371
Way to go anon

498373

>>498370
Go go go

Roll #1 1 = 1

498374

>>498371
w-we were just showboating, yeah

498375

ID: aaaaa 498376

>>498371
Swing and a miss!

Try again. Last throw.

498377

>>498373
>get 10 doing nothing
>get 1 rolling something
Fuckmonkeys

498378

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>>498371
What have I done.

>>498373
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE

498379

>>498376
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

498380

>>498379
YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD

498381

>>498379
Sucess

498382

498383

>>498379
Awesome.

ID: a6470 498384

>>498379
…Nice.

498385

>>498379
Please tell me this is the one you're counting, Aspirant.

498386

498387

>>498379
M-M-M-M-M-MONSTER KILL

498388

>>498379
What a finale

498389

Fell free to ignore me but I say we should at least get the prize for Sweetie. Scoot already won the best prize.
Let's be honest who wouldn't want a date with us?
Besides Diamond Tiara

ID: aaaaa 498390

>>498379
ACEUUUUU, ACEUUUU

All the pins are down on the last throw. Perfect score!

"Got the arm and the aim on you there, kid," the mare says with a wink, "I doubt any other pony is gonna get a perfect. Take two of the super prizes for your troubles, your choice."

#Wonderbolt costume (filly sized) x1

Wonderbolt/Daring Doo saddlebag x 1

#Life size Wonderbolt/Daring doo plush x 1

Smaller prizes are: Water guns, big pack of candy, a coupon book for Sugarcube Corner, and smaller assorted plushes.

And don't forget: You get to set the reward for winning your bet.

Scootaloo looks a little forlorn. She was pretty sure she was going to win. Rarity and Sweetie are more happy for you and the friendly competition, knowing that Scootaloo will get over it soon enough.

498391

>>498389
I feel it, unless we have enough for the wonderbolts costume.
That baby is OUR, man.

498392

>>498389
Yeah, might as well.
Lugging over some prize to whatever other filly we're pining for and saying "I totally won this and didn't just buy it" might not work so well

498393

>>498389
Oh please she's just playing hard to get.
When she sees us with Scootaloo she'll be jealous as fuck.

498394

>>498390
Wonderbolt costume for scoots and a big pack of candy for sweetie, get a sugar cube corner coupon for later too.

ID: a6470 498395

>>498390
Take the saddlebag for yourself.
Give Scoots the wonderbolts costume.
I mean we're not even a pegasus. What good would it do on us?

498396

>>498395
I like that line, going with this

498397

>>498395
>What good will it do on us.
>Not wearing the wonderbolts costume and dating the life size wonderbolt plush.

498398

>>498395
That's… actually a pretty good point. Besides, upgrading our inventory is always a good idea.
Let's get Sweetie Belle the plush, so she's not left out. And a water gun if we're getting a small prize too, never know when that might come in handy.

498399

>>498397
>bringing the wonderbolt plush all around as we do Detective Quest

498400

>>498399
>talk to it like Watson

498401

>>498395
You mean we're not a FILLY

>>498390
BE A GOOD SPORT, compliment Scoots on her performance and give her the costume.

ID: a6470 498402

>>498398
We can only get 2 of the super prizes. If we get the suit for Scoots and the bags for us, we won't be able to get the plush for Sweetie.

ID: aaaaa 498403

>>498402
This is correct.

You get TWO prizes, not two supers and a smattering of small ones. TWO ONLY.

498404

>>498390
I think we should get the Wonderbolt Costume for Scoots, but I'm torn on whether we should get a saddlebag for ourselves or something for Sweetie.

498405

>>498403
Damn!
Alright, bags for us and either the costume or the plush for Scoots. Her choice, it's only fair.
I bet the water pistols had shitty to-hit anyways…

498406

>>498403
OH

Suite to Scoots
Saddlebags for us

498407

>>498403
Wonderbolts costume for Scoots and Saddlebags of her choice for sweetie. We don't need nothin', bitches come first.

ID: aaaaa 498408

#General reminder

There are other skill games that can be played, if that helps your decision at all.

498409

Did Scoots win anything from her throws?
We could let her take a super prize in return for her minor prize, if so.

498410

>>498403
Suit for Scoots and whatever Sweetie wants.
As great as the saddlebags are it's not vital for us

ID: a6470 498411

>>498404
I say get the Daring-Do saddlebags. I mean we DID do pretty damn well. We've earned it.
We can do something nice for Sweetie later.

ID: aaaaa 498412

>>498409
She does, but you get to pick first since you have the higher score.

I'm glad somebody picked up on that.

ID: a6470 498413

>>498412
Did she win a super prize?
We could let her take the wonderbolts suit for herself and then we'd be able to get something for Sweetie too.

498414

>>498413
But it's supposed to be a gift to Scoots

ID: aaaaa 498415

>>498413
>5 or higher gets a super prize
>She scored a 6.

#Decision time

So what's it gonna be guys.

498416

AHHHH

WB Costume for scoots
DD saddlebags for us

Out bet prize, a date at Sugar cube corner our treat.

498417

>>498415
Well let her pick her own prize then
Let's get a saddle bag for ourselves and a plush for sweetie

ID: a6470 498418

>>498415
Daring Do saddlebags for us.
Plush for Sweetie.
Let Scoots claim the outfit as her prize.

498419

>>498415
Get the same prize she gets, so you can be twinsies.

498420

>>498415
Cobalt is plagued with indecision and collapses

ID: aaaaa 498421

>>498419
There's only 1 of each super prize.

1 costume
1 daring doo life size plush
1 wonderbolt life size plush
1 daring doo saddlebag
1 wonderbolt saddlebag

498422

>>498421
Wonderbolt saddlebag for you and a plush for sweetie belle of her choice. Assuming scoots will take the costume, we can carry it for her.

498423

>>498421
I have to say what would Sweetie want with a wonderbolt or Daring Do plush?

498424

>>498421
I am sticking to this
>>498416

498425

>>498415
We could use the saddlebags, but then we can't give something to both fillies…

UGH
Daring Do saddlebags for us, Wonderbolt costume for Scoots

498426

>>498423
Adding on to this I say we take the bag, give costume to Scoots
We can win a more appropriate prize for Sweetiebelle if possible

498427

>>498425
Scoots can get her own prize.

ID: a6470 498428

>>498421
Refer to >>498418
Sweetie can choose which plush she wants.

498429

>>498421
I'm thinking we let Scoots claim the costume as her own, getting it for her might come across as rubbing the victory in her face. So saddlebags for us, and maybe something for Sweetie? I don't want to seem like we're favoring her, though…the focus is on Scoots right now, after all.

498430

>>498427
Well we're pretty "deep into" scoots, relationship wise, and we just beat her pretty bad.

ALRIGHT
HAVE SCOOTS CHOOSE FIRST
THEN WE CHOOSE

498431

WE SHALL BE NAMED COBALT THE INDECISIVE!

498432

>>498430
This sounds good. Then we can get something for Sweetie.

ID: a6470 498433

>>498431
You should have seen Raisin Quest 4. One time we spent an entire session in a single room trying to solve a bridge puzzle.
Compared to that, this is nothing.

498434

>>498433
Not to mention what happened every single time we came across a new item and our saddlebags were still full from the last set up stuff we'd crammed in there to max capacity.

ID: aaaaa 498435

>>498429
>>498428
>>498427
>>498422
>>498430

You decide to get a saddle bag for yourself and a plush for Sweetie after confirming that Scootaloo does indeed qualify for a super prize.

"Hey Sweetie Belle."

"Yeah?"

"Which plush do you want?"

"Wh-what?"

"I'm getting you a plush since Scootaloo earned a big prize too. Which one do you want?"

Sweetie Belle blushes furiously, then points at the Daring Doo plush.

You nod, having the stand mare take it down and hand it to Sweetie. Or at least attempt to. It IS life size after all, so it's rather large for the little filly. Rarity helps out with her magic after the plush plops onto Sweetie with a soft thud.

You take the Daring Doo saddle bag for yourself, since it's bigger than your standard bag and a lot nicer.

Scootaloo, not surprisingly, takes the filly sized Wonderbolt costume. It's nice and sealed in it's plastic wrapping still, but Scoots has a gleam in her eye like she wants to wear it right now.

>Tell her to try it on

>You should wait till Nightmare Night

498436

I made my voice heard, I just don't want to miss karaoke.

498437

>>498435
She could try it now on in front of us, we don't mind

498438

>>498435
Try it on make sure it fits!

498439

>>498435
Wait until nightmare night, you don't want to damage it before then and we got more stuff to do.
>Offer to carry it for her in the meantime
>Tell her we'll work out the bet later
>Wink

498440

498441

Okay just one quick question. Am I the only one that thinks that getting that plush for Sweetie was a bad idea?

498442

>>498441
why would it be?

498443

>>498441
Can't ignore the girl, we're her guest right now.

498444

>>498436
>There's also a karaoke event that'll be held after lunch
>Rarity says it's nearing lunch time, surprisingly.
Was just before this, so next stop'll be to get some food into us.
The thing's that have been mentioned that we've yet to do are
-Karaoke (timed event after lunch, pretty much a must-do)
-Slip & Slide
-Art stand
-Craft stand ("lanyards or something")

498445

>>498441
Why can't we make everyone happy?

We also still have the possibility of SILVER SPOON.

498446

>>498435
Sure, let's tell her to try it on.

498447

>>498441
We promised to hang out with her for the day and ended up asking another filly on a date

We have to make up for it somehow

498448

>>498441
I don't think it was a bad idea to not ignore our friend, but I know what you mean. Let's just hope it doesn't complicate anything.

498449

>>498445
Maybe even DT if we play our cards right. This morning's 1 notwithstanding.

498450

SPOILERS:We're working on the "Every mare and filly in ponyville harem" ending

498451

498452

>>498450
even Rarity?

498453

>>498452
Why do you think we're treating her sister well and acting so daringly?

ID: aaaaa 498454

>>498437
>>498438
>>498439
>>498440
>>498446
You tell her to try it on, and she looks at you almost bashfully for a second.

"Is that your bet claim?"

You scoff a no and she sticks her tongue out at you, "Yeah, didn't think it was that easy."

She undoes the plastic wrapping and unfolds the uniform. "Wow, that isn't just a random costume. It feels like the real deal. I think."

"Scootaloo, would you like some help?" Rarity offers.

"Uh…s-sure, thanks."

Rarity sets Sweetie's life sized Daring Doo plush down, leaving it upright and standing over Sweetie, then heads over to help Scootaloo put the costume on by suspending it in the air with her magic so Scootaloo can step into it.

Once she's put all her hooves through Rarity helps zip the back up and make sure everything is nicely fit, or at least as best it can be.

When they're done, Scootaloo looks just like a Wonderbolt. Her pixie cut pokes out the top and her little wings buzz with excitement as she looks down at her covered hooves and back at her body. She can't seem to find words, just a big smile and eyes sparkling telling you that she's extremely happy.

>Compliment her

>Eh, it looks okay

498455

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498456

>>498454
It suits you, better take it off..slowly..so it doesnt…get dirty…

498457

>>498452
Especially Rarity.

498458

>>498447
Nigga she has a huge crush on us, she thinks that the date isn't serious, and now we just gave her a gift.
This complicates everything even worse. If we did nothing she would've probably start to get it that we're after Scootaloo. Now we just gave her more hope. When we break her heart it'll be even worse.

I'm not gonna complain since this kinda leaves the Sweetie ending still open

498459

>>498454
tell her she looks cute in it

498460

>>498454
COMPLIMENT HER

ID: a6470 498461

>>498454
Compliment her.

498462

>>498454
>Compliment her
DO IT COBALT YOU DORK

ID: aaaaa 498463

>>498456
>>498459
>>498460
>>498462
>>498461

>Call her cute [Spaghetti!]

>Tell her it suits her
>Generic compliment

498464

>>498458
Harem
Ending

498465

>>498454
Compliment her, saying she looks just like a real wonderbolt, and that you can't wait to go trick-or-treating with her on Nightmare Night.

498466

>>498463
cute! cute!

498467

>>498463
Shit nigga you kawaii

498468

>>498463
Tell her it would look better on your bedroom floor.

498469

>>498466
>>498467
GUYS
SWEETIE BELLE IS RIGHT THERE
You need to be less obvious, take option two.

498470

>>498467
always makes me laugh

498471

>>498463
Second option

498472

>>498463
>Call her cute [Spaghetti!]

Lets roll!

498473

>>498468
Whoa, a sleepover right after a fun fair? That's pretty intense.

498474

>>498469
if anything it will just make Sweetie jealous and want Cobalt more

498475

>>498463
>It suits you.
>Literally, because it's a suit! Haha! Get it?

498476

>>498463
Suits her. Lets not get too bold here.

ID: a6470 498477

498478

>>498474
CAT FIGHT CAT FIGHT

498479

>>498463
I'll go with "suits her"

498480

ID: a6470 498481

>>498480
We have a +2 to all rolls! Let's soak it up for all it's worth!

498482

>>498478
>Not "CRIPPLE FIGHT!"

Because Sweetie is dumb and Scoots is a cripple.

498483

>>498481
Does that include a +2 to breaking hearts?

498484

>>498480
what
>>498481

Use it while we got it.

>not living on the edge

498485

>>498481
And we'll roll a 1
Then what?

They'll have to shut down the whole fair due to a flash spaghetti flood

498486

>>498483
I can't. You guys have fun with the rest of the quest. I ain't gonna stand here and see Sweetie like that

498487

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>>498486
But Silver Spoon.

498488

>>498485
>implying that wouldn't be amazing

498489

>>498486
Exactly. Hell, I'm rootsing for Scootsing, but I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings.

498490

ALRIGHT FINE
ROLL FOR CUTE

ID: a6470 498491

>>498487
She'll get her chance soon enough.
I hope.

498492

>>498487
Fuck that bitch. She's not here. You know what'll happen?
Aspirant will roll for Sweetie and Scoot's reaction. And Sweetie will get a goddamn 1.

498493

>>498487
She's old and used up.

498494

>>498489
In the end you'll hurt somebody, anon.

498495

Where did we get Sweetie having a crush on us from again? Just that vague note at Pinkie's, or is there something else that's slipping my mind?

ID: aaaaa 498496

>>498466
>>498467
>>498472
>>498477

>>498479
>>498476
>>498475
>>498471
>>498469
5-4, "Suits you" wins.

"I think it suits you," you say, meaning every word.

Rarity sighs and rests a hoof against her face before pulling her cheek down in a surprisingly unladylike gesture.

"You sound just like Pinkie."

Scootaloo kicks the ground gently, before realizing what she did and worrying about scuffing her costume. Mini panic attack aside, she smiles and gives a warm "Thanks."

#+2 Scootaloo points

Also
#+1 Sweetie Belle point for the gift. Forgot to tally it.

I'm starting to feel beat, how many would be opposed to finishing this tomorrow at roughly the same start time?

>>498495
Assumptions

498497

>>498496
Take a night off aspirant, story can wait. Good stuff so far.

498498

>>498496
That would be fine by me, don't want to get burnt out

498499

>>498496
I'm up for it, no work on Monday to worry about.

498500

>>498496
aww yiss
all them friendship points

498501

>>498496
Sounds good to me, I'd been planning to crash an hour ago but had kept going because I was having fun.

498502

>>498495
Also she was awfully quick to shut Rarity up when she was saying what Sweetie had told her about us.

498503

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>>498496
Oh boy more quest

ID: a6470 498504

>>498496
Sounds good.
Thanks for the session!

498505

>>498496
I am free, and tonight has been a blast.

ID: aaaaa 498506

>>498497
>>498498
>>498499
>>498501
>>498504
>>498503
>>498505


Okay, good. I want to write a good set of things for the end of the Fair Day and I'm worried I won't be able to if we keep going tonight. Thanks.

I'll try and resume this in 16-18ish hours. 6pm ish PST tomorrow (Sunday for me)

Thank you for joining me tonight. I hope it was fun and I hope to continue the fun tomorrow. With luck I'll write appropriately. Just don't want to short you guys.

Thanks again and take care, see you tomorrow night!

498507

>>498506
WAIT

Can we get a tally of friend points?

498508

>>498506
Thanks again Aspirant. I am excite.

498509

>>498506
Sounds good, I am super excite. I want dat karaoke.

ID: aaaaa 498510

>>498507
Sure thing!

#Status
Brynn: Friends
Apple Bloom: Friends
Sweetie Belle: Friends, 1/? to ?
Scootaloo: Friends, 3/? to ?
Diamond Tiara: Unfavored 4/? to Neutral
Silver Spoon: 4/? to Friends? Maybe?
Twist: 2/? to Friends
Dawn: 4/? to Friends
Cheerilee: —–
Pinkie Pie: Great friends

498511

>>498510
Well fuck you too DT.

498512

>>498510
So do we just get the mares with all the fillies at the end, or…

Kidding
THANKS ASPIRANT
See you tomorrow, my EXCITE levels are high

ID: aaaaa 498513

>>498511
Nobody said getting on her good side was gonna be easy.

Or maybe there was/is an easy way to go about it, but you haven't figured it out. Or maybe you have and you just don't want to do it that way.

Mysteries

498514

>>498510
What is our status with the swings?

498515

>>498510
>1/? to ?
>3/? to ?
Guys guys, I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. What do we do?

498516

>>498515
We start
By bagging Twist

ID: aaaaa 498517

Open Question: Is it worth while to make a thread for meta discussion about this "Quest" on the /qt/ board, or do you feel it doesn't need it?

ID: aaaaa 498518

>>498514
Swings: Swingable

498519

>>498517
I'd like to be able to discuss it, but I doubt it'd be very active between sessions.

498520

498521

>>498517
There were a few things I wanted to discuss without clogging up the thread, so maybe.

498522

>>498517
Not like it could do any harm.

ID: aaaaa 498523

>>498522
>>498521
>>498519
Alright, I'll go make one on /qt/ real quick. I'll try to check it to answer questions regularly.

498524

>>498517
I don't think it'd really be necessary for discussion much, but it'd be handy to have a place you can throw up a message if you're suddenly not able to make a session or something.
A little late, but figured it was worth saying anyway.

ID: aaaaa 498525

>>498524
Yeah, that works too.

Either way, here it is: http://mlpg.co/qt/res/251951.html

Have a nice night guys. See you tomorrow.

ID: aaaaa 498633

>>498525
#I'll be trying to start this within 30 minutes of this post.

ID: aaaaa 498634

>>498633
Literal relationship points can be found here >>498510


Previously, on Cute "Quest:"

A busy morning of dialogue with ponies waiting in line led to some unfortunate results. Mostly, you realized it's going to be harder than previously thought to even hold conversation with Diamond Tiara.
Luckily, when one meltdown happens another opportunity rises from the ashes, and Rarity saved your proverbial bacon by stepping in and making Diamond Tiara apologize.
You agreed to spend the day with Rarity and Sweetie, since Rarity is there more as a caretaker than one intending to go on the rides.
That proved false after Scootaloo joined your group and the three of you egged Rarity on enough to get her on the centrifuge ride and mess up her mane.
Having time for some more fun stuff before lunch, the group checked out some of the fair game stands. It was at the pin game that Scootaloo challenged you: Whoever knocked the larger number of pins down would win. The loser owed 1 favor unspecified to the winner.

Despite a strong showing by Scootaloo, you demolished the pin game, getting a perfect score and snagging extra prizes as a result. Feeling generous, you gave a life sized Daring Doo plush to Sweetie, earning her thanks and some relationship points. You took a Daring Doo saddlebag for yourself, enjoying it's rugged feel and larger holding area.

Scootaloo took an authentic filly sized Wonderbolts costume for herself, and at your behest tried it on.

Suffice to say, she looked pretty good in it.

498635

>>498634
We're gonna have to figure out what that favor is eventually you guys. Thoughts?

498636

>>498635
Help with cutie mark related shananigans. Harem ending ho!

498637

>>498635
Well if we want to try and score more points with scoots, we could always call it a date.

ID: aaaaa 498638

>>498634
Not wishing to dirty her outfit, Scootaloo starts trying to undo the zipper on the back before Rarity picks her up in a field of magic.

"How about we go to the little mare's room to get you out of that. Cobalt," she looks at you with a slight grin, "Watch Sweetie for a moment will you? The two of us will be back in just a moment."

Before you can object she's carrying Scootaloo toward the school building to help get her out of her new costume, leaving you, Sweetie, and the life sized Daring Doo plush by yourselves in the skill game area.

498639

>>498638
Don't spill the your spaghetti Cobalt.

498640

>>498638
Aaaaaah dammit Rarity what do you think you're doing

498641

>>498638
You're sisters really pretty!

ID: aaaaa 498642

>>498638
"So," Sweetie starts, moving out from behind her new plush, "Why'd you get me a prize? N-not that I don't want it, but…"

Sorry, my browser is acting funny.

>Didn't want you to feel left out

>I thought you deserved something
>To make up for bringing Scootaloo along
>No particular reason

498643

>>498642
No reason, it just seemed right.

498644

>>498642
UGH

Option 1

498645

>>498642
Didn't want her to feel left out, everyone should have fun here

498646

>>498642
Didn't want you to feel left out.
Play it cool, Cobalt.

498647

>>498642
Oh jeez, umm.

Just a gift to a friend.

ID: 4bae2 498648

>>498642
Option 3!

498649

>>498647
A very pretty friend.

498650

>>498642
Option 1!

ID: aaaaa 498651

>>498644
>>498645
>>498646
"I just didn't want you to feel left out," you reply, still not particularly sure you felt like you needed to yourself.

Sweetie smiles before hugging her Daring Doo plush's chest, "Well it's great! It's big, soft, and really cool!" She turns her head and you think she mumbles something into the Daring Doo plush, but you can't really make out what she said.

She lets go of the plush with a gasp as an idea hits her, "Wait a second!"

She turns around quickly, suddenly bouncing up and down, "What if we play another fair game before they get back, and win a prize for Rarity or Scootaloo? That'd be fun, right?"

>Sure!

>Scootaloo already got a prize
>Hmmm….nah

ID: 4bae2 498652

>>498651
Get Scootaloo another prize to display your awesomeness!

498653

>>498651
Sounds fun lets do this! Rara is the only one that didn't get a prize!

498654

>>498651
Scootaloo did already get something, but we could win something for Rarity

498655

>>498651
Sounds fun!

498656

>>498651
Why not, prizes for everyone

498657

>>498651
Ey, why the hell not.
Let's get Rarity something really ugly and pink and see how she reacts.

498658

>>498651
Fine you pick.

498659

ID: aaaaa 498660

>>498652
>>498653
>>498654
>>498655
>>498656
>>498657
"Sounds good!" you reply, and the two of you look at the nearby game stands to figure out what to try your hooves at.

You already did the pin game, and it pretty much just has one big plush left, so might as well leave that out.

>>498658
You have no particular care about which game it is, so you let Sweetie pick while you figure out how you're going to drag this plush around.

"I got it!" Sweetie yells, pointing at a stand just down the line.

It reads, "Water Gun Race."

"How about that one?"

498661

>>498660
"as long as you don't get too wet!"

498662

>>498660
let's a-go!

498663

>>498660
Sounds fine, granted we can hold the thing

498664

>>498660
Alright lets do this!

Also carry the large plush on you back? We are a bit large for our age.

498665

>>498660
Check dem priz-izes.

ID: a6470 498666

>>498660
Let's do it!

ID: aaaaa 498667

>>498661
>>498662
>>498663
>>498664

You agree, before the question of how to move this plush without dragging it through the dirt presents itself again.

After struggling with it for a few minutes, you scramble underneat the back hooves, standing under the thing and just standing up. Luckily it's not heavy or anything, being a plush and all.

Sweetie can't help but giggle at the image of a large, stuffed Daring Doo seemingly clinging to your back.

You figure out how to walk normally without tripping over the plush's hooves after a minute, and the three of you make your way to the game stand, Sweetie leading the way since the plush seems to enjoy covering your vision once in a while by wobbling too far forward.

Quick enough you arrive at the small stools that line the counter of the game stand, and Sweetie helps you put the Daring Doo plush on its own stool before the two of you clamber onto seats on either side of it.

The young looking stallion running the stand raises an eyebrow, then laughs as he asks, "So, is that two participants or three?"

>>498665
You look at the prize wall, noting the smaller prizes are similar to the last stand.

The large prizes for this one aren't as….great, as the others. Probably due to less skill being involved.

There's a large pink bow, a water gun with backpack water reservoir, a nice looking sun hat made of straw, and a big inflatable hammer.

498668

>>498667
Prizes later, winning first

498669

>>498667
I bet Rarity would love that hammer

498670

>>498667
Ask sweetie if there's anything she thinks Rarara would like.

498671

>>498667
Sun straw hats are all the rage these days.

498672

498673

>>498667
I forget does Rarity have a hat today?

498674

>>498667
>a water gun with backpack water reservoir
HOLY SHIT
But… if we're getting this for Rarity we should probably get her the hat. She seems like a pony who'd like hats.
Maybe we should make super, super sure that Rarity wants something.

ID: aaaaa 498675

>>498670
"Hmm," she ponders for a bit before pointing at the sun hat, "Rarity likes hats. She has so many already but I don't think she'd mind another one. She'd probably call the bow too tacky or something."

She sighs, "I'm not sure she'd like that one but it's the best I can think of."

>>498673
She does not.

>>498667

#Rules of the Water Race

It's pretty easy. You aim a water gun at the target across from you. Hitting the bullseye raises your meter. The meter reaching the top first means you win.
If you miss the target, you lose a little bit of meter steadily until you hit the target again.
For the sake of difficulty, holding the aim steady gets harder the longer you do it, meaning you'll get modifiers that try to keep you from hitting the target after a couple rounds of meter building.

If you never miss, it takes 5 rounds to fill the meter.

The one who wins gets a prize, but a big prize is only available if you win two out of three matches

ID: a6470 498676

>>498675
Alright let's do this!

498677

>>498675
gogogo, maybe the hat will be an unusual

498678

>>498675
Is sweetie up for some friendly competition?

498679

>>498675
Alright, sounds good.

also this:
>>498678

498680

>>498675
Do we get 2 prizes for winning 3/3?

498681

>>498675
Oh man, it'd be really funny to win and get Rarity the bow while she's expecting the hat. Kinda mean, but still funny.
Shit, now I have a burning need to see Rarity in a big bow like Applebloom's or something. My heart…

ID: aaaaa 498682

>>498680
The first one who wins 2 matches wins and it ends the competition. It is not possible to win three rounds, since winning two sets off the victory conditions.

>>498676
>>498678
You turn to Sweetie and ask if she's up for a friendly competition.

"You mean like the one between you and Scootaloo?" She spins in her seat a little, wiggling back and forth while she thinks before turning and smiling broadly, "Sure! Do you want the same kind of conditions like you and Scootaloo have? Winner decides what they get?"

>Yes

>No
>How about winner buys the other a shake or something

498683

>>498682
Yes

This can only end well.

498684

>>498682
oh gosh…

This can get BAD

y-yes

498685

>>498682
hell yeah

498686

>>498682
uh sure
with all these appointments and dates we're going to need a secretary

498687

>>498682
So I win I get a date?

498688

>>498682
>number three
>win
>make scootaloo buy us a shake
>go to sugarcube corner with two fillies and two shakes
hahaha yessss let's do this

498689

>>498688
>Cobalt died of Diabetes

ID: aaaaa 498690

>>498683
>>498684
>>498685
>>498686
There's a look in her eyes that makes you swallow nervously before saying, "Yes…"

"Alright!" she says, spinning completely in her chair before winking, sticking her tongue out at you at the same time, "Just more incentive to win, then!"

Did she just…?

The stallion running the stand says that the loser will get a small consolation prize.

With that, he asks for five bits from each of you to set up the best of three match.

You fish out five bits just before Sweetie gasps,

"Rarity has all my bits!"

>Loan her the five bits

>Wait for Rarity to get back

498691

>>498690
We've got plenty of bits, loan her the bits.

498692

>>498690
Fiiine, front the full 10

498693

>>498690
Loan her the bits, shes good for it.

498694

>>498690
Loan her the bits.
We're about to be rolling in 'shakes, here, we can afford to throw some money around.
>>498689
We're unstoppable, baby.

498695

>>498690
Loan her the cash, she's good for it. Ask her for some "collateral" first.

498696

>>498695
Collateral is kiss.

ID: a6470 498697

>>498690
Loan her the bits.

ID: aaaaa 498698

>>498694
>>498693
>>498692
>>498691
Being the good sport you are, you front her bits for her.

She gives you a sheepish smile, "Thanks Cobalt…but don't think that means I'm going to let you win!"

You smile back at her, "Yeah, yeah."

The stand runner places two small water guns with hoses running from the bottom of them on the counter, one in front of you and one in front of Sweetie. He lets you pick them up and look them over while telling you how they work before stepping over to one side.

"Alright kids, you ready?"

"Ready!" Sweetie says, taking aim at her target, looking intent with her tongue sticking out in concentration.

You raise your own water pistol, sighting the orange bulls eye of the target in front of you.

"Ready!"

You hear the turn of a squeaky valve and feel your water pistol give a slight kick as water starts circulating through it.

You and Sweetie pull the large hoof trigger at the same time, starting the first round of the race!

#Mechanics
I'll be rolling for Sweetie.

Both you and Sweetie follow the same requirements to hit the bullseye.

5 rolls of 1d10 will be taken, with a +2 modifier on each roll (so a total of +10) for you. Sweetie has her own modifiers.

The target at the start is a mere 25. Each successful round raises the bar by 5. Each successful round beyond the second reduces your modifier by 1 per round. This means that at round three, if two successful rounds have happened, you need a 35 with a modifier of +1 per roll.

If you miss, you'll lose half that round's meter, but regain your full roll bonus as you release the trigger and regain your bearing. You can end the game with more than the required amount of meter.

Any questions before we begin?

498699

>>498698
I'm confused, but it's not that hard to figure out that HIGH NUMBERS FOR US IS GOOD

498700

>>498698
I think I understand, ready.

ID: aaaaa 498701

>>498699
Super simple mode: Five rolls of 1d10+2. Beat Sweetie's score. Repeat five times and you win. Win two of three matches.

498702

ID: aaaaa 498703

>>498701
If you guys don't want to mess with the modifiers, just let me keep track of it

498704

ID: aaaaa 498705

>>498704
>>498702
>>498700
Alright, let's begin!

[5d10+10]

Reminder, your first goal is to hit 25.

Roll #1 8, 10, 9, 1, 1 + 10 = 39

498706

>>498705

'1d10+2'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

498707

>>498705
A good score, BUT…

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

498708

>>498705
'1d10+2'
Remember that time Cobalt totally beefed it

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

498709

>>498705
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

498710

498711

>>498708
AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW
>>498709
WWW FUCK I'm sorry you guys.

498712

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

498713

WE NEED ANOTHER 10

498714

>>498710
>>498711

Chill we hit 25

498715

>>498714
Yeah, a 1 was actually all we needed to clear the first round.

ID: aaaaa 498716

>>498709
>>498708
>>498707
>>498706
>>498712


You and Sweetie are currently tied!

Higher score doesn't mean it fills faster, just that you stay on target. The water guns only fire so much water, ya dig?

You each have 1/5 meter!

Round 2! Need to hit 30, and you only get +1 per roll!

[5d10+1]

Roll #1 6, 7, 10, 8, 2 + 1 = 34

498717

>>498716
Still scared
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

498718

>>498716
Let's rock
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

498719

>>498717
FFFFFFFUUUUU

498720

>>498716
[1d10+1]
Boom!

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

498721

>>498718
Also I can't read so change that to a +1

498722

>>498716
'1d10+1'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

498723

>>498716
'1d10+2'

come on 12

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

498724

ID: aaaaa 498725

>>498717
>>498718
>>498720
>>498722
>>498723
Clear!

You and Sweetie remain tied with 2/5 meter each!

Here's where things get tricky: Modifier is now 0! Goal is 35!

[5d10]

Roll #1 5, 9, 8, 3, 1 = 26

498726

>>498725
'1d10'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 4 = 4

498727

>>498725
pls not a 1…
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

498728

>>498725
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

498729

>>498725
'1d10'
Go for the gold!

Roll #1 2 = 2

498730

>>498725
[1d10]
WE BLASTIN'

Roll #1 4 = 4

498731

>>498725
[1d10]
ATATATATATA!

Roll #1 4 = 4

ID: a6470 498732

>>498725
'1d10'

Stay on target…

Roll #1 4 = 4

498733

Bollocks, we're still tied

498734

>we both missed

ID: aaaaa 498735

>>498726
>>498727
>>498728
>>498729
>>498730
>23

Both you and Sweetie begin to miss the target, Sweetie suddenly twitching her hoof and nearly blasting the stand runner!

"Sorry!" Sweetie yells apologetically.

Each have 1.5/5 now, but regain your bonuses.

Target reset to 30.

[5d10+2]

Roll #1 10, 6, 10, 1, 4 + 2 = 33

498736

>>498735
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

498737

>>498735
'1d10+2'

I'm so nervous

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

498738

>>498736
'1d10+2'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

ID: a6470 498739

>>498735
Come on…!

Roll #1 4 = 4

498740

>>498735
'1d10+2'
Beating little fillies at games

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

498741

498742

>>498739
Wait, you forgot your +2
>47

498743

THIS IS INTENSE

ID: aaaaa 498744

>>498735
Also I'm sorry for a roll heavy even but its the only way I figured I could get this one to work

>>498736
>>498737
>>498738
>>498739
>>498740

Both players clear the goal!

2.5/5 meter each.

New target of 35, modifiers are +1

[5d10+5]

Roll #1 4, 10, 4, 8, 9 + 5 = 40

498745

>>498744
GOGO
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

498746

>>498744
fuck Sweetie is a good shot

'1d10+1'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

498747

>>498744
Can't stop now
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

498748

>>498744
'1d10+1'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

498749

don't fuck it up anon we just need a 4

ID: a6470 498750

>>498744
Please not another 4…

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

498751

>>498750
+1 mate, but works anyway

ID: a6470 498752

>>498750
Oops. Wrong modifier.

ID: aaaaa 498753

>>498745
>>498746
>>498747
>>498748
>>498750
Clear!

Each have 3.5/5

"You're pretty good at this," you say to Sweetie, not taking your eyes off the target.

"Thanks! You are too."

Modifiers 0, target 40.

[5d10]

Roll #1 8, 9, 8, 8, 2 = 35

498754

>>498753
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

498755

>>498753
'1d10'
Time to take the lead!

Roll #1 4 = 4

ID: a6470 498756

>>498753
Here goes nothing.

Roll #1 1 = 1

498757

>>498753
NOW IS OUR CHANCE
'1d10'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 1 = 1

498758

>>498753
'1d10'

doesn't look good

Roll #1 1 = 1

498759

498760

498761

>>498756
>>498757
>>498758
Wow

We'll be here all night at this rate…

498762

498763

I think we just squirted ourself in the eye

ID: a6470 498764

File: 1382929379976.gif (282.12 KB, 500x300, aaaaaaaaa 3.gif, IO Google TinEye)

498765

I am loving this so much!

498766

>>498758
>>498757
>>498756
>Cobalt brains himself with a water gun

ID: aaaaa 498767

>>498754
>>498755
>>498756
>>498757
>>498758
Cobalt swears his water gun stops shooting for a second as he watches his meter decline.

Both players fail, going to 3/5 each, but resetting their modifiers.

You're about to continue when the Daring Doo plush between the two of you suddenly lifts into the air, something moving next to it out of the corner of your eye.

#Panic roll
First 5 rolls of 1d10+2, get a 40 to not react.

[5d10]

Roll #1 8, 4, 2, 1, 1 = 16

498768

>>498767
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

498769

>>498767
PLEASE
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

498770

>>498767
Thief!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

498771

>>498767
'1d10+2'

earth pony, stronk focus

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

498772

>>498767
I call upon the rng gods.

498773

>>498767
'1d10+2'

SQUIRT

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

498774

ID: a6470 498775

>>498767
Stay frosty!

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

ID: aaaaa 498776

>>498768
>>498769
>>498770
>>498771
>>498773
>45
You remain focused on the game and hit your next goal, raising your meter to 4.

Sweetie, however, panics, turning the still spraying water gun with herself as she faces the shadowy figure moving her Daring Doo plush.

You feel a fine mist wash across your face as the unfortunate pony gets blasted with water, a mild gargling sound coming from the victim of Sweetie's aim.

You spare a glance to see….

Rarity getting blasted with water, a horrified look on Sweetie's face, the Daring Doo plush hovering just behind the rapidly soaked Rarity.

498777

ID: a6470 498778

>>498776
Try not to laugh.

498779

>>498776
oh noooooooo Rarity's mane!

498780

>>498776
If their bickering earlier today was bad hoo jeez

498781

498782

>>498776
We need to get that hat now…

ID: aaaaa 498783

>>498778
>>498777
>>498779
>>498780
>>498782
>>498781
You try not to laugh, but it's a futile attempt, a stifled chuckle escaping you and throwing you off your game as Sweetie throws the water gun on the counter, hops off her stool, and holds onto Rarity as a stream of never ending "Sorry!" comes from her.

A nearby pony is less than subtle with their laughter, and you turn to see Scoots rolling on the ground, clutching her stomach as she laughs incredibly hard.

Rarity, to her credit, merely scowls, not looking at Sweetie.

The stand runner seems unsure what to do.

Suddenly, Rarity asks,

"How much for the hat?"

The stallion fumbles with words, before apologizing,

"I'm sorry, Miss, but it isn't for sale. It's a prize for the kids to earn…"

Rarity suddenly picks up the water gun with one hoof, a magic aura permeating the water gun as she fires it once at the target across from her.

The force of the blast breaks the bulls eye flipper clean out of the rest of the target.

"On second thought," the stallion mumbles, "I wouldn't want to make a lady walk around with a wet mane."

He grabs the sun hat and hands it to Rarity, who shakes out her mane before putting the hat on. She takes a deep breath, lets it out, then smiles down at the still apologizing Sweetie.

"That's alright, that's alright, I'll be fine. It's just water, after all. Though it'll take considerably more time to fix it…."

"Hey, kid."

You turn to see the stallion rubbing the back of his neck nervously, "Look, ah, don't tell anyone bout that. Okay? Here, you can take one of the big prizes for yourself, since you were winning and all."

>Big pink bow

>Inflatable hammer
>Water gun with backpack reservoir

ID: a6470 498784

>>498783
Get the bow for Apple Bloom.
She'll like that.

498785

>>498784
but she already has a bow
she probably has hundreds of them

498786

>>498783

The water gun!

498787

>>498783
Colt getting a big pink bow seems weird but let's do it
We'll surely find use for it later

498788

>>498783
I guess the water gun, maybe it will come in handy for the pranks later with Brynn

498789

>>498783
What would we even need the hammer for?

Watergun

498790

>>498783
GET THE BOW

AND MAKE SCOOTALOO WEAR IT LATER

ID: aaaaa 498791

File: 1382930944597.png (160.49 KB, 460x480, 1382818491343.png, IO Google TinEye)

498792

>>498791
okay I change my water gun vote to bow

498793

>>498791
You can switch me to Bow

ID: a6470 498794

>>498791
Okay, okay! Get the water gun!

498795

>>498791
You should just roll when there is a tie.

498796

>>498791
I change mine to the water gun
to be a cheeky cunt

498797

>>498795
Fuck that, get the bow.

498798

I stand firm with water gun.

ID: a6470 498799

>>498792
>>498793
>>498794
>>498796
>2 switches to bow
>2 switches to water gun
UUUUUUUGH.
I DOUBLE-switch back to bow.
THERE.

498800

>>498791
New voter, going for bow!

498801

>>498791
WATERGUN, NEW VOTER
we must have ARMS

498802

COBALT THE INDECISIVE STRIKES AGAIN

498803

>>498783
Bow, if they ask tell them you're saving it for someone special. Never give it to anyone.

ID: aaaaa 498804

>>498795
I'm going to do that from now on, but really I'd prefer player investment.

>>498797
>>498793
>>498792
You point at the big pink bow and earn a questioning glance from the stall runner.

"You're sure about that?"

You nod, not mentioning you're getting it for someone else.

"Well, alright then. Here you go little guy," he says, handing the pink bow to you. You put it in your saddlebag and turn in your seat to see Rarity looking at you inquisitively, though she doesn't say anything.

Sweetie looks like she's about to cry, still apologizing to Rarity even as Rarity strokes her mane and tells her it's perfectly alright.

"Let's just go get some lunch, okay, Sweetie?"

Sweetie finally calms down long enough to nod, sniffling a bit but eventually smiling at her big sis.

"Much better," Rarity says with a small smile.

The four of you, with Daring Doo plush in tow, head into the school house to utilize one of the lockers for the plush, Rarity locking it before you all head into what is normally your class room.

Inside is a wonderful assortment of sandwiches and treats laid out on a few tables near the chalkboard, with Miss Cheerilee sitting behind a third table that has desserts. It seems the standard lunch items are free, but the desserts are priced.

"Why hello there Cobalt, Sweetie, Scootaloo, and Rarity! How are you all enjoying the fair today?"

Rarity walks over to begin conversing with Miss Cheerilee, letting the three of you get your sandwiches and sides to eat.

You look around the room and see an open space near the wall opposite Miss Cheerilee and Rarity, and you lead the others to sit.

There are a few other fair goers in here as well, but you don't recognize any of the handful of ponies here. Strange. Perhaps the fair is open to more than just the school goers.

The three of you sit and begin to eat, though Sweetie stares at her food a bit first. She starts to eat when Scootaloo prods her with a hoof and asks if she's alright.

After she gets some food in her she seems to perk back up, though when her sandwich is gone she turns and asks you a rather point blank question:

"So, Cobalt, what do you want me to do?"

498805

>>498804
What don't I want you to -I mean…

ID: a6470 498806

>>498804
Maid outfit!
For a full day!

498807

>>498804
Not sure yet, lets keep another favor in our bags.

498808

>>498807
>>498804
I don't mind this, it might come in handy later

498809

>>498804
This is Sweetie asking, yeah? hrm, I can't really think of anything

498810

>>498804
Hold it.

Figure something out later for the both of them should a situation arise.

498811

Hmm, what's going on at the end of this thing?

498812

>>498804
kiss scootaloo

498813

>>498811
karaoke? I think we're having lunch right now

498814

>>498812
bad anon
I had the same thought

498815

>>498804
I think just hold onto it, it'll need to be something good and nothing really comes to mind.

498816

>>498804
Tell her you'll need to think about it.

498817

>>498804
Hmmm. Nope, not going to decide right now, I'll just let it hang over your guys heads until I need something.

498818

>>498814
it would use up both their favors if scotaloo objected, that is

498819

>>498804

I want you two to kiss.

498820

Clearly the game was interrupted and there was no clear winner. It could have gone either way.

498821

>>498820
Although that just means we BOTH lose and owe each-other favors

ID: aaaaa 498822

Sorry, computer crashed. Gimme a sec.

At least it submitted what I had up before exploding, sheesh.

498823

>>498804
>indecisoion
OBFUSCATE
POINT OUT THE WINDOW AT A SUDDEN PASSING PEGASUS AND REMARK ITS RESEMBLANCE TO A WONDERBOLT

ID: aaaaa 498824

>>498807
>>498808
>>498810
>>498815
>>498816
>>498817
"I…don't know. Let me think about it," you reply.

Sweetie nods, picking up a juice box and starting to drink, when Scootaloo pipes up.

"Are you sure you won that, Cobalt? I mean, if Rarity hadn't interrupted I bet Sweetie would've beat you."

You look at Scootaloo, who winks while sipping on her own juice box. You can't tell if she' ribbing you, leading you into something, or maybe a little sore at having lost to you herself.

498825

>>498824
Alright, tie breaker. Scoots can name the game since she's a neutral third party.

ID: a6470 498826

>>498824
"Well, she WAS giving me a run for my money…"

498827

>>498824
>>498825
This

Also put on the bow for a psychological advantage.

498828

Double or nothing

498829

>>498824
Also we should give the bow to Diamond Tiara.

498830

>>498824
"It was a close game…maybe we should try another game to decide the real winner?"

ID: aaaaa 498831

>>498826
"Well she WAS giving me a run for my money," you muse aloud, making Scootaloo nearly spit out her juice.

"Are you trying to say I didn't!?"

>>498825
>>498827
>>498830
"Alright then, how about you name a game for us to do a tie breaker on, Scootaloo?"

Scootaloo thinks, sipping on her juice box. Soon enough she puts it down and a sly grin spreads across her features.

"I've got it! The two of you can have a sing off at the karaoke competition!"

498832

>>498829
I was almost thinking the same

498833

>>498831
>karaoke
we gonn lose y'all

ID: a6470 498834

>>498831
Oh god…

498835

>>498831
We're fucked.

498836

>>498831
>>498833
I knew it would happen but it seems like the right thing to do.

498837

>>498831
We're TOAST

This is fine though

498838

>>498831
If it comes down to it, we can use our favor to make scootaloo dance with us during karaoke, Rarity decides.

498839

>>498831
AWWW YEAAAA

498840

>>498831
Only if you sing too Scoots

ID: aaaaa 498841

>>498833
>>498834
>>498835
>>498836
>>498839
>>498838
>>498837
"You're serious?" you ask.

Scootaloo nods emphatically,
"I most certainly am."

"What do you think, Sweetie," you turn, asking the pony who you may or may not owe a favor in the near future.

Sweetie shrugs, "That's fine with me, I guess. Though I would've been fine owing you…"

>>498840
You turn back to Scootaloo, "So, you gonna sing too then?"

Scoots nearly spits out her juice once again, wings flaring in surprise before she bashfully puts the juice box down and looks over at the dessert table, "Eh, heh, I-I don't think so. Hey, is that chocolate cake?"

Before you can stop her she's up and dashing to the dessert table, leaving you and Sweetie alone.

>Talk to Sweetie

>Go to the dessert table
>Just wait for the others to get back

ID: a6470 498842

>>498841
Talk to Sweetie.

498843

>>498841
Yell to scootaloo she still owes you a favor, with a "I'll get you for this" look.

498844

>>498841
Sing a duet with her, Rarity should judge.

498845

>>498841
Talk to Sweetie about karaoke.

498846

>>498841
Talk to Sweetie.
Mention hey, she still might wind up owing us. (We don't know anything about her singing ability, do we?)

498847

>>498841
Talk to sweetie, ask her if she likes the karaoke idea. You've never sang before.

498848

>>498841
Talk to Sweetie

ID: aaaaa 498849

>>498843
"You still owe me a favor!" you yell at the retreating Scootaloo, shaking a hoof in her direction for emphasis.

>>498842
Sweetie giggles as you lower your hoof, smiling at you before turning to look at Scootaloo trying to sneak a piece of cake out from under Miss Cheerilee's nose while Rarity talks to her.

"I'm glad the two of you get along so well. Scootaloo seems like she's been happier since the two of you started hanging out."

"Sweetie, it's only been a week."

"Hey, I'm just saying!"

>>498845
"So do you sing much, Sweetie?" you ask, wondering if Scoots has doomed you to loss here.

"A little," she says, pushing a hair curl back behind her ear, "Mostly just whenever, for fun. Like when I do chores around the boutique, or while I draw. I'm okay, I guess."

>>498844
"Would you want to sing a duet? That way we can both be on stage at once? Rarity could judge both of us that way…"

Sweetie's eyes light up, "Really? A duet? You and me? Oh wow, I'd love to!"

"Whats dat?"

Scootaloo returns, butting in on the conversation while chewing on a hefty slice of chocolate cake, her tiny cheeks bulging as she talks with her mouth full.

"Af uet?"

Sweetie nods energetically, "Yeah, a duet!"

Scootaloo just shakes her head and keeps eating, "Balt ounna et ream."

"What?"

Scootaloo swallows her mouthful of cake,
"I said Cobalt's gonna get creamed."

>Yeah, we'll see about that

>Shrug, whatever, I get to sing with Sweetie
>No comment

498850

>>498849
Hey it's all about fun, not all of us are sore losers.

ID: a6470 498851

>>498849
"Yeah, probably."

498852

>>498849
Yeah right
We're the best around, who needs cutiemarks

498853

>>498635
Just got in (and am just reading through now, so if it's been covered already this post'll be pointless), but we're still pretty new in town: for the bet, we could get Scoots to promise show us someplace/places cool around Ponyville we haven't been to yet. I bet she'd know a few great out-of-the-way spots.
In other words, still a date!
Or maybe just leave it as an unspecified favour for later.

498854

>>498849
"Maybe, but it will be fun!"

498855

>>498853
That's a pretty good idea

498856

>>498853
I like it.

498857

>>498849
Option 1. Stay competitive!

498858

>>498849
Yeah right. Just wait until you hear my amazing voice.

498859

>>498849
It's not like it's a contest, Scootaloo, it's all in good fun.

ID: aaaaa 498860

>>498854
>>498850
>>498851
>>498852
You shrug, emulating Sweetie for a moment, "Maybe, but it'll be fun. Besides, not all of us are sore losers."

"Hey, what'd you call me?"
Scootaloo says, getting riled up again while Sweetie just laughs.

Soon enough Rarity comes over to the group with a plate covered in small squares of chocolate cake and fudge.

"Cobalt, your teacher seems rather fond of you," she says as she sits down, setting the plate of goods between you and Sweetie, "She let me take the plate of sweets for next to nothing and just couldn't stop talking about what a nice colt you are."

Your ears start to feel warm as she relays the praise given by your teacher.

"I'd be more than happy to have you visit the boutique and play with Sweetie once in a while if you're half the colt she says you are."

#Rarity's Boutique location learned

You thank her for all the praise as you and Sweetie lay in on the sweets.

The rest of lunch passes rather uneventfully, the group taking a quick rest while Rarity tries to fix her mane a little before you head back out.

ID: a6470 498861

>>498860
Karaoke time?

ID: aaaaa 498862

>>498860
Rarity gives another look over the program after learning of your new bet with Sweetie.

"Well, the karaoke competition goes from about now until the fair closes down, that way every pony gets a chance to participate if they like. We can head there now if you'd prefer to just get it out of the way."

>Head to karaoke area now

>Do something else first

498863

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>>498860
woah now rarity

498864

>>498862
May as well do it while we're fresh.

498865

>>498860
Cherilee wants our big blue D pretty badly.

498866

>>498865
Harem ending.

498867

>>498862
karaoke

ID: a6470 498868

>>498862
Do it now.

498869

>>498862
TO THE KARAOKE AREA

WE GONNA DAZZLE THEM

498870

>>498862
aaaa I guess karaoke
I wonder what happened to DT though

498871

>>498860
Awwww yeah, we're in good with a hot teacher AND a hot sister…

>>498862
Karaoke time starts:NOW

498872

>>498862
Onward to karaoke!

498873

>>498860
I'm getting the troubling suspicion that Rarity has an opinion on our prospects.
>>498862
Let's karaoke!

498874

ID: aaaaa 498875

>>498863
>>498865
>>498866
Harem cougar ending.
sweatingman.jpg


>>498864
>>498867
>>498868
>>498869
>>498870
>>498872
>>498871
"Lets do it!"

The group heads to the karaoke area, Rarity and Scootaloo taking seats in the front row of the relatively unoccupied area.

You and Sweetie are trying to pick out a duet piece for the two of you, but you're finding it difficult to do so since….

"They're all romantic duets!" you sigh in frustration.

"Who even picks stuff like this for a fun fair?" Sweetie muses, holding up the cover for "You and I."

>Maybe we should just take two solos instead

>I don't mind…[Roll]
>Ask the staff if they've got anything else

498876

>>498875
Oh god here comes the spaghetti train

I don't mind……

498877

Use the power of pony to come up with a song on the fly.

ID: a6470 498878

>>498875
…Second one.

498879

>>498875
Friends can sing romantic songs together…
Besides it might make Scootaloo jealous

498880

>>498875
>I don't mind
Pasta Time!

498881

>>498875
Eh, first one. I don't want it to get weird or the wrong impressions

498882

>>498879
I agreement. Seconding.

ID: aaaaa 498883

>>498877
You could try this, but it'd be roll intensive and we need to wrap this up.

>>498876
>>498878
>>498880
>>498879
>>498882
"Friends can sing romantic songs together," you start, trying to ignore the burning sensation in your face, "If you don't mind, I wouldn't mind…"

#Sweetie Roll
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

498884

>>498883
So do we roll then?

498885

Oh not yet
Getting overexcited

498886

>>498883
Hey it's just a song.

ID: aaaaa 498887

>>498883
Sweetie's face tinges red a bit, but she's smiling still.

"Well…if you don't mind, then I'll do it…"

#Spaghetti averted

"Oh, hey wait, I think I found a different one!"
Sweetie pulls out a dusty looking cover, titled "The Poet and His Muse."

It's not a romance. Not exactly.

Sweetie already agreed to an outright romance song, but this one seems more on a comfortable level.

>Do a romance anyway

>Try this one instead
>Nevermind, lets do two solos

498888

>>498887
THIS ONE

498889

>>498887
Sure, let's give it a whirl

ID: a6470 498890

>>498887
Try this one instead.

498891

>>498887
With any luck, this one will be even MUSHIER

498892

>>498887
Go for the new one

498893

>>498887
She's the expert here, she should pick.

498894

>>498887
Sure why not.

498895

>>498887
hhhngggg

498896

>>498893
She might be a bit more experienced with singing, but we've got the raw male charisma in a mostly mare-town!

498897

>>498887
Why do I get the feeling this one's going to be worse than the others, just more subtle about it.

498898

>>498896
that studliness

498899

>>498898
She can make them cheer, but we can make them swoon!
swooning's better than cheering on the cheer-o-meter right?

498900

I can't wait for us to roll a 1 and freeze up on stage

ID: aaaaa 498901

>>498888
>>498889
>>498890
>>498891
You're running out of patience.

"Lets just do that one then," you tell Sweetie, who nods emphatically as she pulls out the lyric sheets.

The two of you hand the record to the staff member, who gives it a once over.

"Huh. Don't recognize this one, but alright. You two got the lyrics, right?"

You both nod, and he hands you a pair of microphones.

"Alright, head up to the stage. I'll cycle the mics when you get up there, just signal me when you want me to set the record going."

The two of you nod and head up to the stage, glad the curtain is still drawn on the makeshift thing.

You hear the mics click on and you both tap them instinctively, hearing the taps gently echo over the speakers.

Looks like everything is set up correctly at least.

#Steel your nerves
First 5 1d10's to get your starting mood for the song. The higher the better, the lower the worse. No goals, just guts.

498902

>>498901
OHGOD

'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

498903

>>498901
earth pony steel nerves
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

498904

>>498901
Hit those high notes.

Roll #1 7 = 7

498905

>>498901
'1d10'
Smooth criminal

Roll #1 9 = 9

498906

come now, do we really not have a fifth person

498907

>>498901
'1d10'

LIKE STEEL

Roll #1 2 = 2

ID: a6470 498908

>>498901
'1d10'
Here goes…

Roll #1 8 = 8

498909

>>498906
My rolls so far have been uniormly terrible, so I've been abstaining, but…
[1d10]

Roll #1 7 = 7

498910

>>498902
>>498903
>>498904
>>498905
>>498907
>29

WELP It's better then 25…

498911

>>498910
do we still have our +2? (+10 it'd be for this)

498912

Is sweetie rolling?

ID: aaaaa 498913

>>498906
Welp

>>498911
I'll give a +5 since we all forgot about that kind of thing

>>498902
>>498903
>>498904
>>498905
>>498907
>34

You feel a little better than average, but your nervousness is hitting you pretty hard. You'll be able to pick it up later. Probably.

You signal the staff member. Now or never.

The curtains draw to the side, revealing a meager crowd, Scootaloo and Rarity sitting right up front.

You look down at your lyric sheet and take a deep breath as the guitar in the song kicks in with a light tune used in most folk tales.
[Blue is cobalt, purple is Sweetie, multicolored is both]

There's an old tale wrought with mystery, of Brynn the scholar and his muse
And a magic book which gave a life to the words the scholar used

Now the muse she was his happiness, and he wrote about her grace
And told her of the splendors from crossing to this place

Until in the darkness of one night, the moon still high above
He tore a page from his book and brought to this plane his love


Sweetie sings fantastically, her voice booming across the entire fair if you had to guess. But she's not just volume, she carries the tune like it was natural to her.
You're having a hard time comparing, but seeing and hearing her sing so beautifully makes you strive to sing just as well, and you feel your nervousness fade to the back of your mind as the two of you sing the song out.

You can't help but notice as you continue, that more ponies start to show up in the audience. Before long all the seats are filled with random ponies both from school and those from town.

You think you see a few familiar faces in the back, but you can't be certain.

The two of you finish the song with its chorus, and the crowd erupts into applause and cheering.

Feeling like you got carried quite significantly, you motion for Sweetie to bow.

Instead, she grabs your left hoof in her right, and forces you to bow beside her, a blinding smile on her face that glints in the setting suns' light.

The setting sun….

Wait, what?

498914

The horse quest is dead, why is the horse quest dead?

ID: aaaaa 498915

>>498913
>And told her of the splendors from crossing to this place
Should read "And told her of the splendors from crossing o'er to this place.

Darn errors in rhythm.

498916

>>498913
LET ME GUESS

ID: aaaaa 498917

>>498916
TELL ME YOUR GUESSES ANON

498918

>>498913
I could be way off here but did Brynn slip the summoning page from his book into the karaoke choices?

498919

>>498913
Wait, the song was about Brynn?

498920

>>498917
SHE OBVIOUSLY SHINED HER ASS BEFORE COMING ON STAGE AND THE REFLECTING LIGHT IS BLINDING US

498921

>>498913
WOW

I DON'T EVEN KNOW

498922

>>498913
Did we just read some of Brynn's poetry oh man

498923

>>498920
Damn her golden coated flank.

ID: a6470 498924

>>498913
Well that was cute-
>setting sun
What? Already?

498925

>>498913
So Brynn is a necromancer?

498926

>>498913
…We just sang some ancient spell that's going to fuck up all our pots and pans…didn't we?

498927

Man, I kinda want to hear the full song now.

498928

What is even going on?

498929

Wouldn't it be crazy is Sweetiebelle got her Cutiemark in (what is this, the fourth session?)

ID: aaaaa 498930

>>498919
>>498918
>>498922
You look down at the sheet with the lyrics on it.

It looks like a normal piece of paper. It's not torn or anything, so it couldn't have come from a bigger book.


You look at the lyrics. That doesn't say Brynn, it says Tom the Poet.

>>498924
You turn to Sweetie, suddenly feeling confused.

"Is it really so close to night already?" you whisper when she lets go of your hoof.

She smiles at you, looking somewhat tired but very happy.

"Well jeeze Cobalt, we've only been singing all afternoon!"

What?

Not willing to talk about it right now, the two of you take a final bow before heading off to the side of the stage, where the staff member is still applauding.

"Man, you kids are great! Energetic, able to carry a tune, and you guys sang like, twenty songs or something. That's ridiculous for kids your age!"

T-Twenty songs? You only sang one! It was kinda long but…

Sweetie thanks the staff member, beside herself as she puts her hooves around your neck in an affectionate hug.

"This was the best fair day ever!"

>Y-yeah…

>Ask the staff guy which songs you sang
>Let's get out of here

498931

>>498930
Wait mind raping aside…who won?

498932

>>498930
CHECK APPLE

498933

>>498930
>>Y-yeah…

498934

>>498930
probably not a great idea to ask what songs we just sung
let's get out of here

498935

>>498930
roll with it! Time traveling or blackouts are for another day

498936

>>498935
It's okay we probably just stroked out.

498937

>>498930
Lets just roll with it. We just got time raped, got to talk to Brynn about this later.

498938

>>498930
Ask about songs!

498939

>>498935
Yup, I'd just say roll with it. Clearly we're the only one who had anything odd happen there. Just keep our eyes open for other oddities.
…The Daring Do plushie is still inanimate, right?

Hope we didn't bore Scoots out of her mind, though.

498940

>>498930
Ask the attendant if we can keep that lyric sheet, there's something… Brynny about this. Then catchup with Rarity and Scootaloo, hopefully Scoots didn't fall asleep or anything. Also, Agree with Sweetie, of course.

ID: a6470 498941

>>498930
Ask which songs we sang.

ID: aaaaa 498942

>>498931
>>498933
"Y-yeah," you say, putting aside your confusion to bask in her hug for a moment.

Rarity and Scoots walk up the short ramp behind you and Sweetie, Rarity looking absolutely enthralled in contrast to Scootaloo's rather begrudging expression.

"Sweetie! You sang so beautifully! And Cobalt, you did just fine as well! I can't believe how talented you both are," she says, pulling Sweetie off of you and pulling her into a hug of her own, "Putting any favoritism aside, I think Sweetie performed just a smidge better than you, Cobalt. But don't take that the wrong way, you did splendidly yourself!"

Drat.

Scootaloo nudges your shoulder, getting your attention.

"Guess you aren't so bad at singing, blue boy," she says playfully, "Still woulda beat me."

She chuckles, and for the moment you forget about what was bothering you and laugh with her.

>>498940
You ask the staff member if you can keep the lyric sheet, and he scratches his head at the question.

"Got a new favorite, did ya? Well, I hadn't seen it before, so it doesn't bother me any. Here's the record too."

#Acquired Poet and his Muse record and lyric sheets

>>498938
>>498941
>>498932
You ask briefly about all the songs you sang, and the staff guy laughs.

"Sang so much you can't remember 'em all, huh? Well, off the top of my head, you sang that song I'd never heard before, then a couple duets, then the little gray one sang a couple solos while you got a drink, then you sang a solo, then more duets…."

No way.

"…and then you ended with that song I hadn't heard again. And lemme tell ya you were really going at it with those songs. Really energetic. I wouldn't be surprised if you wake up sore tomorrow from all that moving around on stage."

"Alright now Cobalt," Rarity says, cutting into the conversation, "I'm sure you'd love to chat with a fan of yours but I'd like to treat the three of you to a shake at Sugarcube Corner before we part ways. Is that alright with you?"

>You bet!

>I need to do something first
>Maybe another time…

498943

>>498942
>>You bet!

498944

>>498942
I really want to ask Brynn or Twilight about those lyrics, but that can wait til after shakes

498945

>>498942
Sure, go ask sweetie what she wants from you first though.

498946

>>498942
We should probably see if we can find Applebloom or maybe Spoon

498947

>>498942
You bet!

498948

>>498942
>little gray one
Thanks powers at be, ruining our chances

498949

>>498946
if they'll wait for us of course! We don't wanna miss out on shakes! although we could forfeit a straw

ID: a6470 498950

>>498946
What he said.

498951

>>498948
So silver's still wandering around?

ID: aaaaa 498952

>>498945
>>498943
>>498944
>>498947

You say your goodbyes to the staff guy and head out with the group to collect your things from the locker Rarity provisioned.

While she opens the locker you ask Sweetie what she wants for beating you, and she just shakes her head, still smiling.

"When we started singing that song, and I heard how good you were, I just wished we could keep singing for a while. And we did! So…I don't think you owe me anything."

>Insist you owe her a favor

>Let it go

498953

>>498952
>>Let it go

498954

>>498952
Just let it go, no reason to make her feel like we owe her something

498955

>>498952
She seems honest about it, and we're not even sure what just happened. Might as well let it go.

ID: a6470 498956

>>498952
Let it go.

498957

>>498948
>>498951
I thought he just meant Sweetie there, doing a few solos whilst we went off to wet our whistle for some more songs.

498958

>>498952
>I just wished we could keep singing for a while. And we did!
>sweetie belle is getting dark magic tips from brynn

ID: aaaaa 498959

>>498953
>>498954
You nod, "Alright, we're even then."

"You can't be serious!" Scootaloo whines at Sweetie, "So in the end he doesn't owe a thing and I still owe him?"

"Sure looks that way," you say with a smile.

Scootaloo sighs, resigning to whatever you have in store for her.

Finally, Rarity has the plush out of the locker and ready to go.

"We're just going to head straight there, so with any luck we'll be ahead of a crowd."

[One moment]

498960

>>498957
I know they are, but Rarity and Sweetiebelle being gray still doesn't register quickly for me

498961

>>498959
So I'm saying this quest we focus on sweetie, next quest scoots. We need harem ending.

498962

>>498961
i think we focused enough on scoots in the first half of this session

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>>498962
I DON'T THINK SO SONNY

ID: a6470 498964

>>498961
We still gotta get in some time with Silver…without flubbing all our spaghetti rolls.

498965

>>498961
Or the horrible tearjerking moment when we have to rip one of their hearts to bits

498966

>>498964
who cares about her anyways.

498967

>>498965
Rng gods can we get the harem ending?

Roll #1 6 = 6

498968

>>498966
>not going hard mode

498969

>>498967
So…is that a maybe then?

ID: a6470 498970

>>498966
Well it'd certainly be something different.

ID: aaaaa 498971

>>498959
Your party arrives at Sugarcube Corner, where Pinkie parties it up for your little group as Rarity buys each of you a large shake before talking with Pinkie and giving her the run down of how the day went.

Scoots, Sweetie, and you all sit and enjoy your shakes together, laughing about Rarity getting water blasted, praising Sweetie for her singing, and comforting Scoots on her loss to you at pins.

But still you can't get the weird feeling out of the back of your head. Something happened today that you don't remember, and it's bothering you quite a bit.

The party passes quickly, Rarity ending her conversation with Pinkie and telling Sweetie they should head back home or they'll miss seeing their parents.

Scootaloo downs her shake not long after, giving you a firm hoofshake and swearing to live up to her end of the bet, before heading out for the night.
"I'd uh, hang out more, but I'm pretty wiped today," she apologizes to you as she reaches the door, "But we'll hang out together more in the future. Definitely."

With that, she leaves.

Pinkie pops up seemingly out of nowhere and plops into the seat next to you.

"Hey there Cobalt, buddy! How're ya feeling?"

>Good!

>Somethings bugging me
>Not so good

498972

>>498971
Ask her about freaky magic stuff. Also where silver is.

498973

>>498971
>Something's bugging me
Pinkie sense might clue us in to what's going on.

498974

>>498970
might as well go for twist then.

498975

>>498971
I don't think Pinkie is really the one to talk about with this sort of thing, I say just tell her everything is good.

Also where has Apple Bloom been all day?

498976

>>498971
Good, but something's bugging me.

498977

>>498971
>>Somethings bugging me

498978

>>498971
Eh, I'd save freaky potentially-magic stuff for Brynn or Twilight if we ever run in to her again.
So we're fine.

ID: a6470 498979

>>498971
Something's bugging me…

498980

>>498971
>Somethings bugging me

498981

>>498971
I know time flies went you're having fun, but I only remember singing one song with Sweetie, but everypony is telling me we sung like, eleven! And that I took a break and got a drink

ID: aaaaa 498982

>>498972
>>498973
>>498976
>>498976
>>498977

"Good, but uh….Hey, Pinkie, something happened today that's bugging me."

Pinkie's expression suddenly grows more serious, and she leans toward you, motioning for you to continue.

"Well, uh, today-today was really fun and all but, when I was singing with Sweetie….something was different."

"Go on…."

"Well…I don't know, it's like….time skipped or something. One moment we were just starting to sing, the next we were done and I couldn't remember what all happened. I still can't. It's….weird."

Pinkie reaches out with a hoof putting it on your shoulder in a gesture of comfort.

"Well, Cobalt, that sounds like…"

You lean forward as she motions you closer. You turn your head as she leans in further to whisper:

"Love."

You sigh in exasperation as Pinkie jumps out of her chair and begins to dance around the table, singing something about love and how it's the best sugar in any sweet or something.

Maybe it's best not to really try and tell her.

"Besides!" she says suddenly, jumping onto the table in front of you and nearly tipping the whole thing over, "Time flies when you're having fun, and Dash flies to have fun!"

"I….what?"

"It means time goes quickly when you're enjoying yourself. Sometimes too quick. And some ponies go too quick to have fun."

>I….thanks, Pinkie

>I don't understand

498983

>>498982
You know what thanks, by the way you seen silver around?

498984

>>498982
Thanks.

498985

>>498983
And add that you're going for the harem ending.

ID: a6470 498986

>>498982
Uh…thanks.
You seen Apple Bloom? We ran into her this morning, then she just vanished for the rest of the day.
>>498983
…Or SS?

498987

>>498982
Confusion, Pinkie's so wierd in a best pony way

498988

498989

>>498982
I fucking told you guys not to tell pinkie

498990

>>498985
That reminds me, hit on Pinkie!

498991

>>498982
Ask pinkie if she's ever been in love.

498992

>>498989
No harm done yet, at least everyone doesn't think we're crazy

ID: aaaaa 498993

>>498984
>>498983
"Thanks, Pinkie," you say as genuinely as you can manage, "Hey, have you seen Silver Spoon or Apple Bloom around, by the way?"

Pinkie stops her cavorting, looking shocked, hoof on her chest and everything.

"Why, Cobalt! You think I keep tabs on every pony in-" she dashes beside you, squishing your head against her chest as she points out a window, "I saw Apple Bloom and AJ heading back to their farm a little bit ago, and Silver was heading somewhere else. I think she stopped at the library, but I dunno if she's still there or not."

>>498990
>>498991
You hop out of your chair when she lets you go, swinging your saddlebag over your back and clasping it before heading for the door.

"Thanks, Pinkie!" you call out as you head to the door, only to stop as a new question makes you stop. You turn and ask:

"Hey, Pinkie? Have you…have you ever been in love?"

Pinkie smiles, sitting in the chair you were just in, and rests her hooves on the table gently. She lays her head down on her hooves with a sigh.

"All the time."

Confusion clearly written on your face, you thank her again before heading outside, figuring out what you want to do before you head home.

[Time for one more thing then I'm calling it gents.]

ID: a6470 498994

>>498993
Check out the library.
Maybe Silver will still be there, and it'll let us ask Twilight some questions about our memory loss and that weird song at the same time.

498995

>>498993
I'd like to stop by the library if that's not too much for a one last thing

498996

>>498993
Head to the farm, drop off applebloom's present. Tell her it reminded you of her.

498997

>>498996
The bow? We didn't necessarily get it for her

498998

>>498993
this >>498996

i kind of think that most here are kind of pushing the SS thing too hard.

498999

>>498997
This anon did.

499000

>>498998
I'm pushing a few different things and will just make up my mind towards the end

499001

>>499000
we didn't even see her today, so why bother right now?

499002

>>498998
Gotta make a decision eventually and I wanted to see what would pan out the best, particularly against the grain of the CMC routes

499003

>>499001
I thought that it might be related to the Spooky time skip maybe. Why else would SS be at the Library?

499004

>>499001
Keeping our options open, and we saw her with AJ when we picked up scoots.

ID: aaaaa 499005

>>498994
>>498995
>>498996
>>498998
1= Farm
2= Library

[1d2]

Roll #1 2 = 2

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ID: a6470 499007

>>499005
Here's hoping Twilight knows a bit more than Pinkie about all this weird blackout stuff.

499008

>>499005
TO THE LIBRARY

499009

>>499005
I guess we can give the bow to spike. Noone said it had to be a heterosexual harem.

499010

We can pick up one of the books Twilight suggested to us last time: I don't think we actually got anything out last time, and there hasn't been mention of anything we're currently reading, so we need a new book.

499011

>>499010
We could just ask her to magically search for the book the page is from. There's a spell for that.

ID: aaaaa 499012

>>499005
You decide to head to the library, both to see if Twilight's there to help with whatever happened today, and to see if Silver Spoon is there.

You reach the library, its lights on to ward off the approaching night.

You hurry to the door and give it a good knock, still not wishing to just charge in.

Nobody answers.

You give it a second round of good knocks before hearing a voice.

"One minute!"

You wait, impatient to find some answers, if there are even answers to be had.

Finally, the door opens, Twilight herself answering the door as she rubs a hoof against a rather tired looking eye.

"Oh, hello there….Cobalt, right? Come on in."



She turns, leaving the door open for you, and you enter quietly, shutting the door so as to make as little noise as possible.

"So what brings you here so late in the day?" Twilight asks calmly, pouring herself a cup of what you assume is hot tea.

She beckons you to sit across from her again, like you did the first time you visited, and she hands you the cup she poured before getting herself one. It smells of chamomile with slight mint, caressing your nose as you let it cool a bit.

>Explain everything that happened

>Only tell her about the time part, leave out the paper not being correct
>Ask about Silver Spoon
>Idle chat

499013

>>499012
Tell her about the weird happenings, ask if she knows the book where that lyric page is from. Afterwards ask about silver.

499014

>>499011
You mean the song lyrics? It's been said that they didn't look like they'd been torn from anything.
…Maybe we could get her to look at it to see if there's anything non-mundane about it.

499015

>>499012
Spill the mystical beans
Somehow I feel this is leading to Brynn's Nightmare Night shenanigans so maybe leave that out for now

499016

>>499014
Ah I thought it said the opposite.

499017

>>499012
>>Explain everything that happened

499018

>>499016
The actual song involves Brynn tearing a page out of his magic book in the moonlight to summon his muse,
>>498913
But the lyric page is untorn and "couldn't have come from a bigger book"
>>498930

499019

>>499012
Tell her about the time part and see where that leads.

ID: a6470 499020

>>499012
Explain everything.
Also ask about Silver.

ID: aaaaa 499021

>>499013
>>499015

You go over what happened, to the best of your memory, quickly but thoroughly. Twilight looks tired throughout the whole thing, but perks up a bit when you mention the lyric sheet not matching to what was sung and so on.

"Do you have the sheets with you?"

You nod, pulling out even the record and letting her take them with her magic.

She looks intently at the paper before closing her eyes. Her horn flares with a bright light, and a sound like a great flame being snuffed suddenly echoes in the room.

She opens her eyes again, though this time she's scowling.

"Well….there's nothing inherently magical about it. Or at least, not what we know as magic."

"Wh-what do you mean?"

She sighs, setting the papers and record down on a stand beside her seat.

"What I mean is, if it's magic, it's a form we don't use anymore, or haven't yet learned to use. It's hard to tell whether it's backwards or forwards at a glance like this." She sighs, then takes a sip of her tea, sighing gently at its flavor before resuming, "I'd like to hold onto these for now, if you don't mind. I need to cross reference the signature they give off with some other sources and…well, I just need to do some detective work, to say the least. Is that alright with you?"

>Yes, please

>I'd rather hold onto them

ID: a6470 499022

>>499021
Sure thing.

499023

>>499021
go ahead

499024

>>499021
They won't do us any good, let her keep them

499025

>>499021
Let the expert handle this.

499026

>>499021
Could we get a transcription to show to a friend?

499027

>>499026
Oh that sounds like a good idea!

499028

>>499021
Sure, magic isn't our territory. Also, this: >>499026

499029

>>499021
Sure, keep in mind its mostly harmless so don't stress too much on it.

499030

>>499021
It's giving off a signiture? So it IS magic?

499031

>>499030
No, it just thinks we want an autograph.

ID: aaaaa 499032

>>499022
>>499023
>>499024
>>499025
You tell her she can keep them, and she thanks you for your patience.

>>499026
You ask for a transcription, and her horn flares with energy once more before suddenly fizzling.

"Well that's….odd."

"What's odd?"

She sighs, sipping at her tea again before explaining, "Whatever is up with the magic in this page, it won't let me just zap a copy of it. It'll have to be done by hoof. Or hand, rather."

Her horn glows again, though it's not acting on any object you can see.

You hear a faint yelp and suddenly get the idea, just before a startled looking Spike is wheeled around the corner in a purple aura.

"Spike, I need you to make a hand copy of this immediately for our friend here-"

#Twilight and Spike status: Friends

"He's done a very good thing in bringing something to my attention but he wants to be kept in the loop."

"Alright, alright," Spike says, "Just put me down already."

He lands on his feet with a gentle thud, pulling an ink pen and scroll from seemingly nowhere before intently scribbling down a transcription.

You encourage Twilight that you don't think it's anything too serious, and she smiles.

"Well, that's yet to be determined. But I thank you for bringing it to my attention."

Suddenly she yawns, and you find yourself echoing the action.

"Ah, chamomile kicking in," Twilight mumbles, pawing at an eye again, "Been up for too long, need to go to sleep."

She smiles in your direction before getting up out of her seat, yawning again and stretching her legs out a bit. You try your best not to stare at her backside from this angle….

"I'm sorry to be so rude, but I fear I can't stay up any longer. Please, show yourself out when Spike is finished. Unless you'd rather sleep in the library tonight…"

Your face flushes and she giggles.

"Just kidding. Get home safely, okay?"

You nod as she heads up the stairs in her library to her personal section.

Not long after, Spike hands you a transcription of the lyric sheet.

"Sorry that took so long. Blinked once or twice and thought it said something different."

A chill runs down your spine as you take the sheet from him.

Just what exactly are you getting into?


Trying to put it out of mind, you thank Spike for his efforts.

"Yeah, yeah, whatever. No worries. Just try to show up during the day next time. I'm beat."

You apologize, but he just waves you off with a small smile as he escorts you to the door.

"Take care there, Cobalt," he says when you head outside.

You tell him you will, and head home, not quite sure how to feel about the turn of events.

At least you spent the day with some cute mares.

#End of Fourth Session: Festival Day

ID: aaaaa 499033

>>499032
New Status updates

#Scootaloo 4/5 to ?
Sweetie Belle 3/5 to ?

499034

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>>499033
You try your best not to stare at her backside from this angle….

ID: a6470 499036

>>499032
>>499033
Well that was fun.
Thanks for the session!

ID: aaaaa 499037


Sorry to bail out but guys, I am beat. Also I've got places I gotta be in 6ish hours and gotta sleep.

I'll try to answer questions in the talkback thread before I hit the hay.

Thank you once again for participating and putting up with me.

499038

>>499035
Such a gentlecolt, what some would sell their kidneys to do, he consciously avoided doing

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>>499035
Well it is a nice backside.

499040

>>499037
this was a fun one, good night

499041

>>499037
Thanks Aspi!

499042

>>499037
Whew, thanks for the session. Hopefilly we'll get something out of this that'll be useful to know, and Brynn won't be too dissatisfied that we don't have the disc and original sheet with us anymore.

499043

Love your writing aspirant. Look forward to more.

ID: 21399 499113

>>499043
That is a high compliment indeed. Thank you!


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