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Candy Corn

 

A young mare, barley out of school age stood at the front desk of the Grand Marerage Hotel. Receiving her key, she would give the desk clerk a soft smile. "Third Floor. Turn left off the elevator. I'm afraid that it's not much of a view however." "Thanks," Candy would say, a bit of nervousness in her voice. "If you have any questions, just ask. Your luggage should be up shortly...Excuses me Miss, but where is your luggage?" Candy bushed in embarrassment. "Right here," as she pointed to a rather worn wheeled suitcase and her own saddlebags. "I can-" "No Need to worry. We'll have it right up to your room. Now please, get to know the city. I'm sure it's quite a bit different from where your from...which is?" Candy would chime in. "Bittsburgh!" The clerk's facial expression said it all. The basic room, the run down luggage, and the name of the small town near Fillydelphia. The house wouldn't be making much on this guest. His expression grew even more dire as Candy levitated a coupon book. "Oh, Blue Two. That looks fun. We have a little amusement park near Bittsburgh with an old wooden one. I wonder how this one compares?" Candy would turn toward the elevator head to her room. "A quick nap first before exploring," she said with a yawn before boarding the elevator.

 

As Candy opened the door, she would sit on the bed and sigh. She had just one week in Las Pegasus. One week to enjoy her coming of age...and one week to try to find her biological father. All information she had gathered said he now lived here. She levitated a picture an old, wrinkled photo of her mother and him. That's all she had to go on. Closing her eyes, she would doze off for who knew how long before a knock would wake her. "Miss Corn, I have your bags," the bellpony said. Opening the door, she smiled. "Thank you so much. Just set them dawn over by the window."

 

As he left, she would make her way down stairs once more, guide map held in her orange aura. "Blue or food..." she mumbled to herself while walking...right into somepony. Looking up she would blush from embarrassment. "I am soooo sorry. I should have been paying attention to where I was walking. You must think I'm a real Jag...Wait a moment, your that pretty mare from the billboard

I saw outside, aren't you? Your famous!" Her eyes widened as she beamed a smile. "Um...Allow me to buy you lunch to make it up to you." as she brought out the coupon book once more.

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So far this morning is was another beautiful Tuesday in Las Pegasus. Wind Dancer had just finished her weekly meeting with Golden Bit. She held open interviews every Tuesday for performances, but for Wind Dancer it was more of a formality thing. Wind Dancer already had a permanent contract with the Mareage for her weekly performances. She just mainly came to the Tuesday open-house meetings in order to let Golden know what routine she was planning on doing that week. This week she would be debuing a new routine aside from 'Flight of the Pegasus'. That was the only part of her weekly routine that she couldn't change because of the volcano. Everything else was new though and she hoped that the crowd would enjoy it.

 

As it was though, since she just finished her meeting she was now wandering through the casino floor taking in some of the tourist that might have been in the area. She want like most celebrity ponies and actually enjoyed mingling with what most in high nobility would call the "common folk". Such titles bothered her. There wasn't any one pony that was better than another. Well, that wasn't the complete truth. Sky Sailing was better than everypony else, be he was her special somepony so she had a bit of biased there. She couldn't help but giggle at the thought as she felt something bump into her backside making her eyes go wide for a moment.

 

She turned around and found a grey colored mare that was shaking her head a moment with a tri-colored mane and tail with a map laying next to her. She could instantly tell what had happened and smiled to the point that had bumped into her. She began vehemently apologizing for timing into her and she could tell from hey accent that she was from the north eastern parts of Equestria. When she realized who she was, saying that she was the mare from the billboard and that she was famous, she giggled. Looks like I'll have to tell them to take that down again... she thought to herself. It wasn't that she didn't love the attention, but more she never cared much for excessive amounts of spotlight. She did what she did for the enjoyment of others. The happiness that she got from the smiles was enough. She knew they they only did it so that she could make even more do so though. This pony was certainly excited. 

 

"I am! My name is Wind Dancer," she said as the pony brought out a coupon book trying to find something she could use for the lunch that she offered. Wind smiled again. "Tell you what, how about we do lunch and you let me covert it for you. I can tell that you are on a budget so you shouldn't waste what you have buying me food just because you happened to literally bump into me. I appreciate the gesture though," she continued. "Is there a place here that you've been wanting to try? Anything you want, my treat," Wind finished extending a hoof to the mare. 

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Candy was excited as she saw their was no ill will for her clumsiness as she returned Windy's hoofshake, though with a bit more vigor then probably was expected. "Nice to meet you Wind Dancer. I'm Candy Corn, though most just call me Candy." she said as she released. her grasp. "Really? You'll buy me to lunch?" Candy's smile would grow into a grin as she soon found herself hugging the pegasus mare, though quickly released it. "Hehe," she chuckled "My family is full hungers." Candy would back away a few steps to give the Windy some space before levitating the guide map back in front of her. "Let's see...restaurants, restaurants...Windy, Is it OK if I call ya Windy? Where do you suggest? I am a bit famished and haven't had anything since breakfast on the train. Hm...Anyplace around here have Spaghetti and Tuhmaytu sauce?"

 

As the young mare began to walk, she put the coupon book away. "I don't want to give off the impression I'm a moocher," she said with a half smile. "And I don't want to keep ya from your job if you need to get there for a rehearsal or something like that, or keep ya from any of your friends if yins ponies had plans. I'm sure you are in high demand being such a famous equine."

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~~~Wind Dancer~~~

 

 

 

Wind Dancer could only giggle a bit as she heard Candy Corn first say her name and she seemed ecstatic about the fact that she was willing to buy her lunch instead of the reverse. She asked if she could call her Windy and Wind Dancer nodded. She confirmed that she hasn't had a lot to eat today and she began talking about not wanting to seem like a mooch and she didn't want to keep her if she had some important ponies she had to meet with. She shook her heard with a smile. 

 

"Na, your not a mooch. Besides it doesn't count when I offer. Not to mention I've been in your hooves before. Before I got here and got a few breaks I was a traveling Showmare, and loved off of whatever ponies felt like giving me. As far as restaurants go that serve what you're looking for, we have plenty of Itailian restaurants here in Las Pegasus. One of the better ones here in the Mareage. If you wanna follow me, it's a bistro on the rooftop. Plus I'm not in high enough demand that I can't spend time with fans or make new friends," she finished with a smile, her down-to-earth side shining through.

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Candy would trot in place in excitement as she smiled to Windy. "The Rooftop?" her voice went up in pitch. "I bet there's some amazing views of Dawn Tawn from up there." The white unicorn would follow the pegasus mare to the elevator. "Makin' new friends," she was now beaming as the doors opened. "I'm always dawn to make a new friend."

 

The unicorn would step into the elevator and wait for Windy before pressing the button for the rooftop. "I'm actually in tawn for a week. This trip was a gift from my ma before I start my apprenticeship in Ponyville. Candy isn't just my name, it's my talent." With the soft orange glow of her horn she would give Wind Dancer a few pieces of candy corn. "So, where is your home tawn?" she would ask with quite a bit of inquisition in her voice. "Mine is Bittsburgh, though I bet you many have never heard of it. We get overshadowed by Filly..."

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Wind couldn't help but giggle. "Well, the Mareage isn't the tallest of the casinos here, but the view is pretty nice regardless. And I never met anypony that didn't want to make a new friend!" Wind said with smile as they rode the elevator up. That was a lengthy trip though. After all, they were currently on the ground floor of the casino and the rooftop was thirty five floors above them. She watched as Candy pressed the button for the rooftop and she couldn't help but smile when she said that Candy wasn't just her name, but it was her talent as well. Wind graciously took the pieces of candy corn from the mare. While it wasn't' her favorite Candy, it was still a good kind, so she happily munched it down. "Wow, usually I'm not too much of a fan of the candy corn from around here, but this is really good! No pony here in LP can make it right and it just tastes like wax most of the time. This actually tastes like candy!" she said with a smile hoping the mare understood the obscure wording of her compliment.

 

When she started talking about hometowns though, her demeanor shifted a bit to a bit more sorrowful. She heard her talk about how she was from Bittsburgh,m but she probably wouldn't have heard of it cause Fillydelphia seems to outshine them in almost every way. "Well, I was born in Cloudsdale but I haven't really been back there in a while. I don't have very good memories of home. I've been meaning to make amends to that but I can't ever gather the courage to go back to that place," Wind Dancer said with a small shudder. Despite how far she had come since Golden Bit had fixed her wing completely and saved her career, there was still a part of her that tensed up every time she thought of Cloudsdale and how everything happened, and what could have been had her luck not had been as good as it was.

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Candy would blush when Windy complimented her own version of her namesake candy. “Thanks Windy. It’s the reason I landed my apprenticeship in Ponyville of all places. I know how to make a few other Nightmare Night staples as well but can’t wait to expand my...what’s the word, repertoire?”

 

The unicorn could sense Windy’s change in mood and almost without a second though found herself hugging the pegasus once more. “Yinz gotta look for the things that bring joy to you,” she said releasing the hug. “In Bittsburgh we take great pride in our sports teams. My family would leave the farm for a few hoofball games every year. I’m sure Cloudsdale has something that brought you joy, right?”

 

Candy’s eyes would look to the floor indicator as they climbed higher into the hotel. “This is one tall building, and it dose seem so much bigger on the inside,” she chuckled. “I’d bet it’s almost tall enough to touch the clouds itself.” 

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~~~Wind Dancer~~~

 

 

 

Wind was happy that the mare understood the compliment in her wordings. It saved her from the awkward experience of trying to explain what she meant to a mare that she barely knew and had just accidentally offended. She smiled when the mare said that she had landed am apprenticeship in Ponyville for her candy making. She said that she could make other Nightmare Night staples, but was eager to learn how to make more. "Well, given how good your Candy Corn is, I think that whatever you make otherwise would be equally as delicious... Unless you're making black licorice... I don't think anypony can make that stuff taste good. I don't even know how they call that candy, or food at all for that matter," Wind said shudders from the thought of the licorice.

 

When she heard the mare talk about looking to the things that brought her joy, while giving hey another hug in the process, Wind nodded and returned the hug. "We just recently got a hoofball team ourselves, but they suck. Well, here in Las Pegasus anyway. I don't know what Cloudsdale has. I haven't been there since well..." she said lifting her left wing. "A few years after this happened. Because of it, I was a very weak flyer up until a few years ago when everything in it finally got properly fixed. Which unfortunately, started off with them having to completely rebreak and then reset the bone, the tendons, and the muscle with plates and screws until they started healing properly. Thank Celestia they knocked me out for that," she answered explaining a bit why she didn't care much for where she was from without going into too much detail. 

 

When the unicorn talked about the casino being bigger, and take than she thought, Wind giggled and shook her head. "Nah. The Mareage that tall compared to the others around her. She's not the shortest though. But she is old, and so are most of the elevators and the like, so that are a bit slower. It makes the casino seem taller than it is. If you were also a Pegasus I would have suggested flying as it would have been quicker," she laughed a bit as the elevator finally dinged. "Ah, we're here. Come! This is one of the best Itailian bistros in the city!" Wind said with excitement for her new friend. 

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Candy would make a noticeable grimace as Windy described her operation. Medical things like that always made her queasy, and even though she didn’t have wings, she could imagine the pain. “Well, I’m glad they where able to get your wing fixed up. I couldn’t imagine—“

 

As the elevator doors opened, Candy had to hold back her excitement not to jump out. She looked to Windy, grinning from ear to ear. “Wow! This place looks amazing. Thank you.” The unicorn would extend a hoof for her friend to lead. She was the local celebrity after all. Candy was just a corn farmer. And the fact that her friend headlined at the hotel...that had to help too!

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Wind nodded as Candy said that she was happy that they were able to get her wind fixed up. "Yeah, that was a major relief and I'm glad that it got fixed. I wouldn't be able to dance the way that I do if they weren't able to fix it. And the mare responsible for setting it through is none other than the mare that owns this casino. It is why almost all of my shows are done here on the volcano grounds," she said with a smile.

 

When the elevator door finally opened, Candy was ecstatic on how the place looked. "Yup! Looks like a little shop in Itaily would. They also serve the same hearty portions that they do from their homeland. If you leave this place hungry, it's your own fault," she giggled as she lead them in.

 

"Good afternoon miss Windy, table for two today I presume? Will Sky be joining you today as well?" The hostess asked.

 

Wind smiles and giggled a bit. "Sky is working in his studio today making sure his music is ready for his next performance. Right now, I'm just teasing a new friend of mine to lunch. Sometimes the most interesting things in a day can just randomly bump into you, or fall out of a tree," she said with a giggle.

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The young mare would look around, noting what Windy said about the theming in the restaurant. It was quite immersive and it looked accurate down to the minor details...or at least what she thought they would be. 
 

As the unicorn followed the maître d’ she giggled, looking over to Windy. “So, who’s this Sky,” she said with the grin of a school filly about to hear the latest gossip. As she took her seat, she began to hold up her menu, hiding behind it as she read it over. “Is that the other pony in the billboard? If it is, he looks kinda cute. Is he just your partner or your partner,” Candy said with a bit of teasing. 
 

“Ohh, the server angle hair. This place is truly knows how to treat a pony, or at least their stomach.”

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Wind Dancer smiled and nodded to Candy Corn when she asked about Sky. "Yup that's Sky Sailing! He's me hopefully soon to be fiance. I have a few things in the works on how to proceed to him. It's going to be a huge surprise for everypony," she said with a smile as they were seated. 

 

"Good afternoon madams, Miss Windy... Eet ees always eh pleasure to zee you. I see you brrrought a new frrriend yes? Would you be interested in a Marescati White? I can geet yu eh bottle on zee house," the owner asked as he came over to greet them. He over heard Windy's friend comment on the angel hair and he nodded with a small bow. "Yes ma'am, we do. All of me pastas are made in house and we serve every dish that can be found in zee homeland," the olive green colored stallion commented.

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Candy couldn't help but giggle. "That's sweet that you found your special somepony and have such a close connection. Maybe someday I'll run into him in the lobby as well," as she lowered the menu. "As showponies, I bet you'll pop the question in front of a sold out show or something like that. You'll have to let me know when you plan to do it. I'd like to see that ending," she said, winking.

 

As the olive stallion approached, she smiled. "Then that's what I'm getting. I hope your portions are hearty cus I haven't eaten since I left Bittsburgh," she giggled. "Marescty? sounds good, but what kind of pop do yinz have? I haven't had wine before. Not to say I haven't had any of the harder stuff. Corn has other uses," she said with a rather sly grin and winked at Windy. "Oh and an order of garlic bread as well?" Candy looked to Windy, almost like a child would in anticipation waiting to see what she would order. "So, what is your favorite dish here?"

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~~~Wind Dancer~~~

 

 

 

Wind Dancer could only sit there and gawk at the pony that she had only just met as she said what she said. She wasn't sure how, but this pony had read her like an open book and knew almost exactly what she was already planning to do... She had to shake her head for a moment before speaking. "Wait... How did you..." she started before looking around the room. She then looked back to Candy Corn. "Am I really making it that obvious... I want it to be a surprise for Sky... but if somepony that just met me can see it coming from a mile away..." she said thinking about it before being relieved that the waiter came over.

 

"I think we'll take the Marescato and I'll also take a Peach Bellini Iced tea for my non-alcoholic drink today," she said with a smile as The stallion turned to her companion. Apparently she'd never had wine before. Well then, she was in for a treat here.

 

The Stallion himself had to do a double take, both at the mention of pop, and... did she just say that she wanted every pasta that they served... surely she'd meant the angel hair... right? "Well, for zee Zoda... Zee got Root Beer, Lemon-lime, Grape, Strawberry, Caramel, and Ginger Ale. Otherwise, zee have Peach Tea, Mango Tea, Raspberry tea, Strawberry Tea, Tea with Lemon, and green tea... And to confirm, you wanted zee angel hair yes? You will not be disappointed with zee portions... We make Itaily proud," he said with a smile before writing down the angel hair and the garlic bread.

 

It was Wind Dancer's turn to order. "I'll have your super ultra sampler with extra lasagna and extra ziti, just how I always like it."

 

"Exxtrra Sauce?"

 

"You got it!" Wind said as he went to put their orders in once he got the drink order from the other mare.

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Candy perked up at the mention of Root Beer. “Oh yes, Root Beer sounds great, and yes, I’d like the angle hair please with your house tomato sauce.”

 

The young unicorn’s mouth would hang open as she heard Windy make her order. Her big, muscular cousins didn’t even eat that much after plowing a corn field. She would shake her head, trying to rattle the shock away. “I...um wow,” she said looking to Windy. “Yinz must burn a ton of carbs in your show.” Before the waiter left, Candy would chime in again. “Um... can you add a small side of Fettuccine Alfredo please?” 

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Wind Dancer saw the look that was on Candy Corns face when she ordered her meal and she couldn't help but chuckle a small bit. It was always funny to see the reactions of ponies that didn't know her see the amount of food that she actually ate. With her live-style, the dancing, the practices, the fine-tuning of routines, and sometimes the on the spot shows for a few of her fans, she burned a lot of calories. She heard her add a fettuccine alfredo to her order as well. "What?" She asked with a smile. "You didn't expect me to one of those dainty show ponies that go out and only order the smallest salad they can get. A mare's gotta eat to keep up with what I do," she said nodding in response when she heard Candy say that she must burn a lot of carbs in her shows.

 

"Shows, practices, shoot just traversing through Las Pegasus during the summer would burn off most of that plate as warm as it can get here at times. it is a desert after all, cloud city or not," she said with a smile. "Being a pegasus does help with that, cause I can just fly higher until it's cooler. That still burns more calories though," she said as she started taking a sip of her wine. "So, why don't you tell me about Bittsbergh a bit? I don't believe I ever got to make a visit there when I was a traveling dancer," she told Candy.

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