Twice the Misfit! [Midnight Read, Silver Wish]
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
She was walking along slowly, trying not to think negative things. Nopony was staring at her. Nopony even knew her here. She wasn't the social recluse from the tower back in Stalliongrad anymore, she was just a regular unicorn, strolling through Canterlot.
She was trying to walk with her head down, draw as little attention to herself as possible when she walked right into a sign. She yelped and tried to smile at the pony who had just cast her a concerned glance.
She looked up at the sign, cursing it to Discord. "Stupid thing." Then she noticed it was a sign for a bookstore. She hesitated and sighed. She couldn't resist a new book.
She took a stroll into the store and began to look around the shelves. There was nopony in the store, not even behind the desk, so she assumed business was a little slim at the moment.
She found a rather thick volume on astronomy, and after a few moments of flicking through it, she decided to buy it. She approached the counter and cleared her throat. "Umm, hello?"
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:35 PM
Midnight was currently looking around in her old room. She shivered she didn't like it here. There was too many bad memories, and so many lonely days.
Suddenly Midnight was in her room sitting on her bed with a old book laid out in front of her.
Midnight was snapped out of her flashback to hear a mares voice coming from the shop.
Midnight Read closed her bedroom door and slowly went down the stairs to the waiting customer.
She was a light yellow colored mare with a large volume of astronomy on the counter
"Sorry to keep you waiting," Said Midnight while checking the price on the book.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:55 PM
She tried to throw a smile at the filly behind the counter. "That's .. no problem," she said, through gritted teeth. She couldn't take her anxiety out on this filly, as much as she may have wanted to. She busied herself by trying to find her bits in her saddlebags. She used her magic to retrieve her pouch of bits, knocking two books out of her bags by accident.
"Shoot.." She sighed and began to pick them up with her magic, apologising hastily to the mare behind the counter, she picked her bits up with her mouth, and once she had finished cleaning she turned back to the counter.
"'ow 'uch is ih?" she blushed and dropped her bit-pouch on the counter, grimacing. "I mean, how much is it?"
She suddenly realised why she didn't go out in public much. She was making such a foal of herself.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:03 PM
Midnight Read gave her a odd look, she must not get out much, she thought to herself
Midnight cleared her throat and turned her her attention to the book the mare was buying, "So, your interested in astronomy?" She asked while getting a bag for the book.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:48 PM
"Yeah, I love looking at the stars. I read a lot so most people back home in Stalliongrad don't pay me much mind, but I don't really care."
Silver Wish sat down on her rump and flashed a tired smile at the filly. "Silver Wish."
Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:39 PM
Midnight smiled back, "Midnight Read."
Midnight blushed "Same here, when I was a little foal reading was way more important than playing with other foals," Midnight replied,
Midnight saw the tired smile on the mare's face, "You look like you have been looking at the stars for too long, when have you last slept?" Midnight asked quietly,
Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:17 PM
"You look like you have been looking at the stars for too long, when have you last slept?"
Silver Wish rubbed her eyes, noticing how tired she really was. "Nah, I've been travelling to visit my parents here, and I'm tired from the journey. I don't travel much." She smiled at Midnight.
"Anyway, is this your shop? I'd love to own my own bookstore, but somehow I think ponies would run in terror at the sight of me. I'm not a popular pony back home, as I've said."
Silver Wish stretched her legs and stood up. She wasn't used to talking so much, but the conversation flowed easily with this filly.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:52 PM
Midnight sighed, "Lucky you, I would do anything to get out of Canterlot," She said with a small smile,
"No, it's my mother's," She sad muttering to her self,"She is busy doing business in Fillydelphia to be looking after it so thats where I come in..." She said while rolling her eyes,
"Run in terror? Why in Equestria would they do that?", Midnight asked confused, sure the mare said she wasn't really popular but running away in terror?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:51 PM
She smiled at Midnight.
"Don't you like Canterlot either?" Silver Wish took the bag and tilted her head. It seems that she and this filly had quite a lot in common.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:29 PM
"I don't really have alot of friends here because I always have my nose stuck in a book," Midnight said sighing, "I find fictional characters better friends than real ponies" She said laughing a little bit,
"Well, no...I hate it here." She said rolling her eyes, "Most ponies are stuck up and just plain rude" She said muttering to herself,