No Muffin For You"And this year's award in grooming goes to you!"
"Why, thank you! I really don't know what to say, I never expected to qualify for such an award, but-"
"Why the happy expression? This isn't an award for good looks. This is an award for the ugliest face in all of Equestria!"
"Give it up everypony for this year's hideous winner!"
"Wha..." I groggily woke up from my dream. That was one of the strangest ones I've ever had! I'm guilty to admit I couldn't resist looking in a mirror afterwards. Of course it was just a dream, I looked fine.
Now that I've woken up, I might as well have some breakfast. Breakfast is the only thing that can get me wide awake to face the day. Like all mornings, I would have some of Sugar Cube Corner's delicious muffins with a tall glass of orange juice. Or so I thought.
"What do you mean you don't have any more muffins!?"
"Sorry dearie, but there was an early morning rush today. I'm sure we'll have some for you tomorrow."
"But I can't wait for tomo
Party Mode Activated"...and with these final preparations, my robot pony will be complete, and soon the whole world shall read my scientific articles discussing it!"
"Um, Twilight, could you wait to test your robo-pony? I already have a claw cramp writing your jornal for you."
"All right, tomorrow morning then. Just remember that science waits for nobody!"
Twilight Sparkle sighed as Spike walked upstairs. It had taken her five months to build her robot, waiting another day wouldn't make much of a difference. Equestria would be revolutionized by her design, so long as it successfully passed the prototyping phase without any disasters. Twilight stepped up to her machine and polished it's metal plating for the eighth time today.
"Oooooh, what's that?"
"Oh, it's just my robot I'm going to test tomorrow...Gah, Pinkie Pie! How many times do I have to tell you not to sneak up on me when I'm in my laboratory?!"
Pinkie Pie ignored her, as usual, and hopped around the robot quizzically. " But Twilight, why w
Shadow LancingUrrrgh I don't feel so well "
"I'm not surprised considering how much candy you ate. Hopefully you can feel better after a good night's sleep." Twilight walked up to the bedroom and floated the sick dragon onto his bed. She checked herself in the mirror to make sure her Vincent Van Foal costume was still in order. And with one last look in the bedroom to make sure Spike had settled comfortably into a candy-induced coma, she was ready to go meet up with friends at Sweet Apple Acres.
"It's about time somepony else showed up, there hasn't been any little kids to scare for hours!"
"Nice to see you too, Rainbow Dash. Is our carriage already here?"
Yeah, it's sitting behind the barn. And there you are Applejack! How could you be late when we're meeting at your house?!"
"Hold yer horses, Rainbow. Ah was just getting' Apple Bloom to bed first. Everypony ain't her anyways." Applejack scratched her head, felling a bit uncomfortable since her Globe Tro
Can't Stop the Music"Is that the last of 'em?"
"Phew. There's a whole lotta apples this year. Good thing ya didn't hurt yourself again!"
Big Macintosh gave Applejack a look. "Well okay, that was mah fault anyways, are ya goin' ta town again tonight?"
"Ah'm asking 'cause Sugar Cube Corner has a order on apples for some cakes. They said they want it fast as can be, so I thought ya could bring their order with ya if ya came to town tonight."
"Sounds good ta me."
Okay then, just try not to talk any one's ear off at th' bar, ya hear?" Applejack playfully elbowed Big Macintosh.
Big Macintosh nudged open the door stepped into the bar. Applejack's errand had been relatively uneventful, so he had plenty of time for a drink at the pub. Three of the customers at a table looked up from their beers and greeted him; they were also stallions that worked on a farm. The Punch Bowl was the only bar in Ponyville, and served as the usual meeting spot for farmers. But Macintosh was m