>>202461>A loud pop sounds as she takes her hoof out of your mouth.>With a drop of her jaw and a raise of an eyebrow, she stares at you in shock.>"It's better not to ask, with that one.">A light blue unicorn with a cape walks by.>You wave frantically at her.
"Hi Trixie! Bye Trixie! Make sure to come to the party later!">"I'll make sure to be there, Pinkie Pie."
"Well, time to get baking!">"Who was that?">Speck follows you as you start to bounce in the direction of Sugarcube Corner.
"That was Trixie. She's a magician!">"Is she going to perform at the party?">You giggle and fall over onto your side.
"Oh, that's rich! Trixie hasn't performed in town in over three years!">"Why not?">Standing up, you wipe your tears off of your cheeks and out of your eyes.
"Long story short, she was a bit of a meanie-pants to a lot of ponies in town.">She hums softly as you begin your trek to Sugarcube Corner.>"So you just let her stay here? Has she caused any more trouble?"
"Not really. But, you know what they say! Friendship is magic!
">She stops just as you reach the front steps of Sugarcube Corner.>"Who's "they"?">You shrug and trot up the stairs and into your place of work.>The smell of fresh cookies and cupcakes and pies hit your nostrils.>"Oh, wow. It smells absolutely amazing in here!">Her eyes close as she takes the smell in, a wide smile forming on her face.>"Do you live here?"
"Mhm! Upstairs in the attic! Or, well. The giant cupcake attic!">"Pinkie? Is that you? Could you be a dear and come into the kitchen? I need a little help!">Oh, of course!>You completely forgot Mrs. Cake was restocking the bakery today.
"Come on Speck!">She rushes past you as she follows the smell of fresh baked treats into the kitchen.>You follow closely behind her.>"Oh! Well, who's your friend, Pinkie?"
"Royal guest! She's going to be staying with us for a few days while she… Why are you here?">"First, I'm not royalty. Second, didn't Princess Luna tell you?">You snort as you laugh.
"Well duh, of course she did! Well, actually. She told Twilight, but she always rambles and talks and talks and I never listen to her!">She slaps a hoof to her face as you grin.>Mrs. Cake does the same.>"Anyways, Princess Luna actually forced me to come here because I've been "lonely" and "need to make friends".">She actually makes air-quotations with her hooves.>You thought you were the only one that did that.