"How about you tell me a story first? Like, what your latest cutie mark attempt was like or something."
The two look at each other, then shrug.
"Sounds fair," Scootaloo says.
"Alright," Apple Bloom replies, the two of them turning to you with smiles, "So, last week we were trying to get our salesman and/or assistant cutie marks. Again. We were helping the ice cream vendor in the park on his last run of the season…"
The game pretty much comes to a halt as the story progresses, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom taking turns telling the story and waving their hooves around.
"So, this stallion ordered, like, 15 scoops of ice cream for his office, so we offered to help carry them for him since not everyone he was buying them for was with him."
"But we only had two carrier packs left, so, we started trying to balance them and stuff."
"You should've seen it! Apple Bloom had something like 4 ice cream cones balanced on her head! It was great!"
"…Until they fell on my head and got all in my mane…"
"It was hilarious! Ow!"
Scootaloo rubs her arm where Apple Bloom slugged her one for laughing so hard, but she's smiling too and you can't help but share in their laughter.
At the same time, Apple Bloom gets the last card she needs from you and goes out, thereby winning the card game.
"Yeah!" she says, throwing her hooves in the air and wiggling them around excitedly, "Winner!"
The three of you laugh until Brynn comes over, reporting that his and Sweetie's game is over.
"It was a lot of fun! Sweetie is really good at checkers, and she's pretty fun to talk to…" He falls silent for a moment, "Sorry, that, uh….I mean…"
"That's great!" Apple Bloom says with a smile, "So, we gonna keep playing checkers and cards, or are we going to move onto something else."
"I think we should do truth or dare," Scootaloo says, "We can tell more stories and stuff later when it's closer to sleep time, but I've got some questions I'm itching to ask."
Oh jeeze.To be continued next time.