The Little Moments
IC date: DATE
OOC date: 14/01/13
PCs: Starchild, Sky Sparkler, Hemlock, Toybox
NPCs: PERSON PERSON
GM: None

Another gloomy day in Horseshoe Harbour, how very dull. Every day for some time has been pouring rain and misery clings to the streets almost palpably. It's enough to get even the most happiest of ponies in a down mood.

At least, that's the general impresson. Hemlock seems to disagree, and is once again walking in the rain. Unusually, for him, not playing. In fact, he looks quite thoughful as he walks around town square. Crocky takes guard positions atop his back, over his rain coat.
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Meanwile, Starchild can be found at the edge of town square, looking rather uncharacteristic. He is leaning against a wall atop his rear hooves, a book in one upper hoof. He seems fixated on the book, but at no point turns any pages. He sees his friend Hemlock off in the distance, but is too deep in thought to pay any mind.
ooc also, worth noting that Townsquare is deserted besides Hemlock, currently
(OOC) Hemlock: also, worth noting that Townsquare is deserted besides Hemlock, currently
ooc unless it's convienient for it NOT to be
(OOC) Hemlock: unless it's convienient for it NOT to be
(OOC) Starchild: Works for me
(OOC) Starchild: Starchild is pulling a Nocturne intro: doing his hobby in deep thought with no regard for anypony.
ooc funny, I thoght pulling a Nocturne intro was getting mad at Chaos ;P
(OOC) Hemlock: funny, I thoght pulling a Nocturne intro was getting mad at Chaos ;P
Splash!…gallopgallopgallopgallopSPLASH!…gallopgallopgallopgallopSPLASH! Some foal is out playing in the rain, running around and diving into puddles.
(OOC) Starchild: You don't want Starchild's sass.
(OOC) Starchild: He has a mean backhoof.
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:looks around at the sound of splashing, somepony has come out to play? Great, that will do wonders for his mood. The stallion's smile grows as he starts searching around for the source of the nouse. "Crocky, keep a sharp eye out!" Hemlock crouches low to the ground, thinking he knows who it might be.
Hemlock looks around at the sound of splashing, somepony has come out to play? Great, that will do wonders for his mood. The stallion's smile grows as he starts searching around for the source of the nouse. "Crocky, keep a sharp eye out!" Hemlock crouches low to the ground, thinking he knows who it might be.
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Starchild's ears perk up as he hears the sounds of play. At first dismissing it as just being Hemlock, he looks up in the direction of the sound and packs his book away. "Hello?" He performs a brief listening spell and begins trotting in the source's direction… closer… closer… until… he bumps into Hemlock! "M-M-my apologies madam I was just- Oh. Hello there!"

Even weather ponies can get tired of the rain… which is why Sky is wearing an umbrella hat as she goes about today's shopping. Mostly for food and such, but there are a few fun things on her list.
(OOC) Starchild: Like pigs and a lasso? :D
ooc what kind of fun are YOU thinking of?
(OOC) Hemlock: what kind of fun are YOU thinking of?
The splashing and running around stops with one final gigantic puddle-dive. After a few moments, the foal's head pops out of the water like a turtle. It stares at Hemlock from it's watery hideaway.
(OOC) Sky-Sparkler: … Maybe
(OOC) Starchild: A pig round up. duh.
:falls on to his backside and laughs! "Madam? I may be gorgeous my dearest Starchild, but I'm no mare. What are you doing around the square this fine afternoon?" He takes note of the pretty mare moving in to the square, always important. The stallion springs back to his hooves, then splashes Starchild. "You little goofball."
Hemlock falls on to his backside and laughs! "Madam? I may be gorgeous my dearest Starchild, but I'm no mare. What are you doing around the square this fine afternoon?" He takes note of the pretty mare moving in to the square, always important. The stallion springs back to his hooves, then splashes Starchild. "You little goofball."
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Starchild recoils and laughs before splashing back at Hemlock. "Just thinking, my dearest Hemlock. Just thinking." He repeats the last sentence a few times as he follows the mare with his eyes… eventually leading him to see the little foal. "Hello, little one. My name is Starchild. And you are?"
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Toybox blows out a few bubbles into the water from her nose, her gaze turning towards Starchild. She doesn't say anything however, and looks like she's stalking some sort of prey.
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Sky Sparkler is attractive? Well, she's yet to think of herself that way. She does see the foal in the puddle, and comes over to watch the sillyness, sliding some food into her saddlebag.
:follows Starchild's gaze to see his little friend in the puddle. He hushes his faithful bard and drops his voice to a whisper. "We're hunting, come join us, and play along." Hemlock drops to his tummy and makes his way over to the filly, silently joining her in the puddle. For now the pretty mare is ignored, he can make an impression this way instead.
Hemlock follows Starchild's gaze to see his little friend in the puddle. He hushes his faithful bard and drops his voice to a whisper. "We're hunting, come join us, and play along." Hemlock drops to his tummy and makes his way over to the filly, silently joining her in the puddle. For now the pretty mare is ignored, he can make an impression this way instead.
Starchild pauses momentarily. "Ah, yes," he whispers, settling into the middle of the puddle. He leans into the filly's ear to whisper, "What are we hunting?" before throwing on a wide grin and scanning his perimeter, making sure to broadcast his demeanor to the pegasus.
ooc pegasus?
(OOC) Hemlock: pegasus?
(OOC) Starchild: Sky
ooc SSky, durned it, you need to show off that pretty horn of yours more often
(OOC) Hemlock: SSky, durned it, you need to show off that pretty horn of yours more often
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(OOC) Starchild: Gah
(OOC) Starchild: I'll fix that when it's posted
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(OOC) Sky-Sparkler snickers.
(OOC) Starchild: Weather ponies threw me off
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ooc she'll do that, Sky's a tricky one
(OOC) Hemlock: she'll do that, Sky's a tricky one
(OOC) Sky-Sparkler: Aye.
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Toybox lifts her head up out the water just enough that she can talk without getting a mouthful of water. In an over-dramatic whisper, she informs the rest of her seemingly aquired hunting party, "I'mma hunting for cwabs!"
(OOC) Starchild: Aaaaawwwwwwww :>

Sky Sparkler is chuckling at the foal and the two realatively adult ponies, coming close enough to hear that last word. "And what are you going to do with those crabs?" she asks, half curious. "When you find them, that is."
:chuckles, Toybox is always fun. He makes a show of peering around inspecting the area. "Crabs hey? Well lead on, brave hunter, I will follow your lead." finally he acknowledges Sky Sparkler, giving the unicorn a wink. "Well why don't you join us, miss, and find out."
Hemlock chuckles, Toybox is always fun. He makes a show of peering around inspecting the area. "Crabs hey? Well lead on, brave hunter, I will follow your lead." finally he acknowledges Sky Sparkler, giving the unicorn a wink. "Well why don't you join us, miss, and find out."
Starchild grins at the foal. "Well if you wish to hunt crabs," he says, bending downward and strafing left and right, "you have to walk like them, of course! Onward to victory, young one!" The unicorn turns back to Sky, gesturing her to join them.
ooc :looks blankly at Starchild
(OOC) Hemlock looks blankly at Starchild
ooc :turns to Sky sparkler. "I have no idea who that is."
(OOC) Hemlock turns to Sky sparkler. "I have no idea who that is."
Toybox tilts her head in confusion at the suggestion to walk like a crab…but this pony is older than her…he surely must know what he's talking about! She thinks for a second and gets a serious look on her face as she walks out of the puddle. On her back, with two of it's legs tied around her neck, is a plush toy of a red and white crab (Well, it would be white if it weren't soaked in mud).
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:decides that while there are many things he will do for fun, walking like a crab is not one of them. He, instead, gets to his hooves and bows. "These old bones don't have your dexterity, younglings, I will keep watch." The sight of the push crab makes him chuckle. Toybox is the most adorable thing, making him smile without fail.
Hemlock decides that while there are many things he will do for fun, walking like a crab is not one of them. He, instead, gets to his hooves and bows. "These old bones don't have your dexterity, younglings, I will keep watch." The sight of the push crab makes him chuckle. Toybox is the most adorable thing, making him smile without fail.
ooc :cleans up log, find 'beach' typoed to 'ebahc'
(OOC) Hemlock cleans up log, find 'beach' typoed to 'ebahc'
ooc :rcesi
(OOC) Hemlock rcesi

"I've gotten wet enough, working today," Sky says, not wanting to enter the puddle herself. But she does smile at Toybox's emergance from the puddle.
Starchild frowns as Hemlock doesn't follow, but can't blame him. He's known to surprise himself with what he'll do for a mare's attention. "Suit yourself- aawww!" He catches sight of the stuffed crab. "That's do adorable! Did you make that?"
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(OOC) Starchild: Ack!
Toybox tilts her head again, trying to imitate Starchild's crabwalking. Her long legs seem to make it a bit easier for her than it would be for other foals her age. When he points out the crab on her back, she looks around like she has no idea what he's talking about, "Did I make what?" She looks around more, "Huh? What are y…" Commence the littel foal squeal, "It's a CWAB! IT'S ATTACKIN' ME!"
:trots over to Sky sparkler, a big goofy grin on his face. Once enar he he turns back to watch the two ponies playing about. Conversationally, he nods towards the mare. "Hello there miss. My name's Hemlock, hero by trade. What is the name of the beautiful unicorn I am introducing myself to?"
Hemlock trots over to Sky sparkler, a big goofy grin on his face. Once enar he he turns back to watch the two ponies playing about. Conversationally, he nods towards the mare. "Hello there miss. My name's Hemlock, hero by trade. What is the name of the beautiful unicorn I am introducing myself to?"
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For Starchild, attractive has been overshadowed by cute. "Oh dear!" he shouts, and playfully swipes at the foal's back. "He's a tough one!" The unicorn eventually sees that he's being watched by the other two and immediately blushes.
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"Me?" The weather unicorn asks. "I'm Sky Sparkler. I help with the weather locally, but lately," she gestures to the clouds above. "Things have been tricky."
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Toybox starts to buck with the crab on her back as if it's really attacking her, "Say your pwayers, cwab! I'm gonna getcha!" She dives into another deep puddle. The crab comes flying out of it, following right after by the foal as she pounces ontop of it.
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(OOC) Starchild: Sorry, my left arm is now out of commission, and there's a needle in my right. Poses will take a while.
(OOC) Sky-Sparkler o.O
(OOC) Toybox pats, "It's fine"
:bows low as the mare introduces herself. "Milady Sky Sparkler, it is an honour." The fight starts and he chuckles again. "If you'll excuse me, it looks like some heroic intervention is required." He trots over to Toybox, and cheers the filly on!
Hemlock bows low as the mare introduces herself. "Milady Sky Sparkler, it is an honour." The fight starts and he chuckles again. "If you'll excuse me, it looks like some heroic intervention is required." He trots over to Toybox, and cheers the filly on!
(OOC) Starchild: It's way not as bad as it sounds. Left arm is under moist heat, right is sucking up antibiotics.
"Now you've got him!" Starchild shouts, and trots over to Sky Sparkler. "My apologies, dear, but I haven't spent time with as young one like that in quite some time. My name is Starchild. You must be Sky Sparkler if I've overheard correctly."
ooc semi idle, brbr
(OOC) Hemlock: semi idle, brbr
ooc back!
(OOC) Hemlock: back!
(OOC) Starchild: Welcome back! :)
ooc thank you
(OOC) Hemlock: thank you
(OOC) Starchild: I honestly may nod out after an hour, just took my percocet, but we'll see.
(OOC) Starchild: assume I won't
ooc okay ^^
(OOC) Hemlock: okay ^^
(OOC) Starchild forgot he had some coffee.

Sky laughs at Toybox's antics, and smiles at Hemlock and Starchild. "Nice to meet you too, Starchild. What are you doing in town?" she asks, curious.
(OOC) Starchild: mind if I reply now?
(OOC) Sky-Sparkler: Go for it
(OOC) Toybox: If you want
Starchild says ""Oh, just reading and enjoying the cadence of rainfall. It always helps me when I'm in a rut. And yourself?""
Toybox lets out playful squeals. Sure…the crab may not be moving on it's own like Crocky was the other day, but it certainly seems to be putting up quite the fight none the less!
(OOC) Starchild: Bleh, formatting. Serves me right for using say.
(OOC) Starchild: I'm sorry, I missed the description of Crocky. x.x
ooc plushie crocodile
(OOC) Hemlock: plushie crocodile
(OOC) Starchild: Aha! Adorable!
:has an idea, he grabs Crocky from his back and tosses him towards the two. "Here, let Crocky help you! I've been training him how to be a hero!" He's giggling at the sight of the little foal, and at Starchild chatting up the mare behind him.
Hemlock has an idea, he grabs Crocky from his back and tosses him towards the two. "Here, let Crocky help you! I've been training him how to be a hero!" He's giggling at the sight of the little foal, and at Starchild chatting up the mare behind him.
(OOC) Toybox: XD
(OOC) Starchild: Hemlock, wanna tie the knot?
ooc what
(OOC) Hemlock: what
(OOC) Starchild: What?
(OOC) Starchild rattles head.
ooc :patpats
(OOC) Hemlock patpats
(OOC) Starchild: That's the percocet talking.
(OOC) Starchild: It likes you. :3
ooc hehehe
(OOC) Hemlock: hehehe
Starchild stares at the stuffed crocodile. "Really, Hemlock? An old stallion like yourself?" He turns his gaze to Sky… and grins! "Fm
(OOC) Starchild: Ack
(OOC) Starchild: mind if I retry?
ooc by all means
(OOC) Hemlock: by all means
(OOC) Starchild: this is do hard to work!
Starchild stares at the stuffed crocodile. "Really, Hemlock? An old stallion like yourself?" He turns his gaze to Sky… and grins! "Don't you love a stallion with an inner child? I know I do!"

Sky Sparkler chuckles. "Oh, I don't know. They're fun to watch, I'll grant you that," she replies to Starchild, while watching Hemlock and Toybox.
Toybox grabs Crocky, him in one hand and the crab in the other. She plops her rumb down and starts playing with them like they're fighting each other in some sort of epic battle to the finish.
:watches the little filly for a moemnt, smiling proudly. If he can help her have fun, that's all that matters. He turns back to the two other grown ponies, a mock scowl on his face. "Hey now, mister. The only pony who gets to call me old is Hemlock." His face splits in to a grin, and he bows. "Always happy to put on a show. Smiles are my eternal reward."
Hemlock watches the little filly for a moemnt, smiling proudly. If he can help her have fun, that's all that matters. He turns back to the two other grown ponies, a mock scowl on his face. "Hey now, mister. The only pony who gets to call me old is Hemlock." His face splits in to a grin, and he bows. "Always happy to put on a show. Smiles are my eternal reward."
(OOC) Starchild might say buckit and bring Aliella to a scene with Toybox some time.
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\ / Today is Winter 26, 1007. \ /
I The time is 08:07 pm. I
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(OOC) Toybox noddles, "I figure it'd happen sooner or later"
Starchild giggles at the foal. "You, young one, are the most adorable thing! Tell me, do you have anywhere to stay tonight?"
(OOC) Starchild: Yeah, she went on the ship, but eh.
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(OOC) Starchild: Gah.
Toybox stops the action for a moment, as if some sort of movie were playing and the film reel ran out. She looks up at Starchild and nods her head a few times, "Of course, Mithter! I live with my momma!" The action resumes right where it left off.
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(OOC) Sky-Sparkler: Afraid I'm drifting off…
Someone has awarded you karma! Keep being awesome!
+karma/here
You award karma to Starchild, Sky-Sparkler and Toybox!
(OOC) Sky-Sparkler flops bedward
ooc I'll wrpa it up then
(OOC) Hemlock: I'll wrpa it up then
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Someone has awarded you karma! Keep being awesome!
(OOC) Starchild: Good scene, guys!
Someone has awarded you karma! Keep being awesome!
:can't help but laugh. "You can keep Crocky for tonight, lovely little Toybox. It does my heart good to see him in such loving hooves." He nods to Starchild. "as for you, my faithful bard. I need to pull you aside to discuss something very important. Perhaps we can find some privacy?"
Hemlock can't help but laugh. "You can keep Crocky for tonight, lovely little Toybox. It does my heart good to see him in such loving hooves." He nods to Starchild. "as for you, my faithful bard. I need to pull you aside to discuss something very important. Perhaps we can find some privacy?"
Toybox looks down at the toys then back up to Hemlock, "But…what are you gonna do if the monsters come an' twy to get you?"
Starchild nods and waves to the foal and mare. "It was a preassure meeting both of you! I hope to see you again soon!" He trots off at the entrance to a small alleyway, protected by the rain.
(OOC) Starchild: *from the rain
:leans down and pats toybox's shoulder. "I'm a hero, remember? It's my job to fight the monsters. I'll see if I can't kee yours busy tongiht as well. Wouldn't want your sweet little soul to get hurt, now would I?" With a chuckle, he stands back up and join Starchild. His face becomes drawn and serious. "You and I are going back to one of my camps, no arguments. I'm worried."
Hemlock leans down and pats toybox's shoulder. "I'm a hero, remember? It's my job to fight the monsters. I'll see if I can't kee yours busy tongiht as well. Wouldn't want your sweet little soul to get hurt, now would I?" With a chuckle, he stands back up and join Starchild. His face becomes drawn and serious. "You and I are going back to one of my camps, no arguments. I'm worried."
Starchild nods with a bit of confusion on his face. "Alright. Whatever is the matter?"
ooc want to continue a bit alone Star? Or save it for another scen another time?
(OOC) Hemlock: want to continue a bit alone Star? Or save it for another scen another time?
(OOC) Starchild: I can do it now.
ooc says the guy on friendly percocet
(OOC) Hemlock: says the guy on friendly percocet
(OOC) Starchild shrugs. Isn't tired, has been dozing off all day.
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ooc okay!
(OOC) Hemlock: okay!
ooc you mind if I pull Starchild away from you Toybox? <3
(OOC) Hemlock: you mind if I pull Starchild away from you Toybox? <3
(OOC) Toybox: Nah. It's fine ^.^
ooc :snugs
(OOC) Hemlock snugs
(OOC) Starchild: I'll be in ooc, Toybox.
ooc take good care of Crocky now
(OOC) Hemlock: take good care of Crocky now
+who

==============================={ PonyMUSH +where }==============================
Locations Players


OOC Lounge — Ponyville Plaza Angel-Bunny Applejack Bosstone
Crescent *Fluttershy Jellybean
Kludge Nocturne Pinkie-Pie
Spindrift *Trixie
Horseshoe Harbor - Town Square Hemlock Starchild Toybox
Horseshoe Harbor - Outskirts of Town Queen-Pegas Rising-Chao Stormdancer
DStaff Hall Diamond-Dog Gummy Tank
Glimmering Sea — The Maelstrom Dream-Daze Goody-Horse Heartsong
Magpie Muzaji Riptide
Ruby-Blosso Thunnini Winter-Sols
===| * = AFK |=======================================| Winter 26, 1007 A.C. |===

(OOC) Toybox noddles!
:pulls Starchild along, not saying a word until they are clear of town and out in a field. The smaller stallion is sat down, and Hemlock takes a seat opposite. The hero's frown is quite pronounced. "It's about this new job Zula has us doing, and it's target."
Hemlock pulls Starchild along, not saying a word until they are clear of town and out in a field. The smaller stallion is sat down, and Hemlock takes a seat opposite. The hero's frown is quite pronounced. "It's about this new job Zula has us doing, and it's target."
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Starchild takes a deep breath, having almost forgotten about his employment by the zebra. "Go on."
\"Pay attention," Hemlcok snaps, then immediately looks like he regrets it. "This mare, Queen Pegasus. She's about as dangerous as they come." The stallion covers his eyes with his hooves, suddenly looking quite tired. "Have you ever wondered what I did before I became a hero?"
"Pay attention," Hemlcok snaps, then immediately looks like he regrets it. "This mare, Queen Pegasus. She's about as dangerous as they come." The stallion covers his eyes with his hooves, suddenly looking quite tired. "Have you ever wondered what I did before I became a hero?"
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+new Hey there!
Huh? (Type "help" for help.)
+n Hey there!
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Starchild shudders. A queen? He was certainly unprepared for this. "I had theories," he jokes, but his tone immediately grows cold. "Sorry, please continue. What did you do?"
(OOC) Starchild: Oh man, this just got interesting.
:sighs, still holding his head. Is he really going to tell this colt? Yes, yes he is. "I was a pirate. A quartermaster, to be exact. So no, I did not partake in the looting and pillaging, but if you wonder where my skills with poisons comes from, look no further." The 'hero' looks up, smiling. "I don't regret it, mind you. I was always the Hemlock you know and love." He sobers up again, his past revealed. "But even we had one golden rule: you do not mess wiht Queen Pegasus. Because she will destroy you." Hemlock leans forward, getting to his hooves and staring right at Starchild. "I am immortal, and I still wouldn't be happy fighting her with the entire royal guard at my heels."
Hemlock sighs, still holding his head. Is he really going to tell this colt? Yes, yes he is. "I was a pirate. A quartermaster, to be exact. So no, I did not partake in the looting and pillaging, but if you wonder where my skills with poisons comes from, look no further." The 'hero' looks up, smiling. "I don't regret it, mind you. I was always the Hemlock you know and love." He sobers up again, his past revealed. "But even we had one golden rule: you do not mess wiht Queen Pegasus. Because she will destroy you." Hemlock leans forward, getting to his hooves and staring right at Starchild. "I am immortal, and I still wouldn't be happy fighting her with the entire royal guard at my heels."
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Starchild takes a moment to absorb everything he has been told. "Okay… then what do you suppose we do other than fight her? And what kind of threat is she to us?" His expression is an odd mixture of concern and intrigue.
:grumbles under his breath for a moment, then continues. "Zula is sending you to hunt her down. Apparently she's wounded, and I'll admit the price on her head is tmepting. I just want you to be careful, alright?" He gets a hint of a smile on his face, and pats his bard's shoulder. "I have grown rather fond of you, wouldn't want to lose you just yet."
Hemlock grumbles under his breath for a moment, then continues. "Zula is sending you to hunt her down. Apparently she's wounded, and I'll admit the price on her head is tmepting. I just want you to be careful, alright?" He gets a hint of a smile on his face, and pats his bard's shoulder. "I have grown rather fond of you, wouldn't want to lose you just yet."
Starchild gulps as his mission is explained to him. "Me? I…" He is scared to death, but so amazed that this mission is being presented to him. "I won't let you down." the unicorn states, with a few tears running down his face. He takes the Earth Pony in a sudden strong embrace.
:chuckles and hugs back. "not just you, silly. You'll have Bomani, and zula, and appreantly another pony is joining you. But not me." He pats the younger stallion on the back. "I'm not ashamed to say I'm too scared to go. You won't let me down. Zula will take care of you, I just had to let you know. Be extra careful for your uncle Hemlock, okay?"
Hemlock chuckles and hugs back. "not just you, silly. You'll have Bomani, and zula, and appreantly another pony is joining you. But not me." He pats the younger stallion on the back. "I'm not ashamed to say I'm too scared to go. You won't let me down. Zula will take care of you, I just had to let you know. Be extra careful for your uncle Hemlock, okay?"
Starchild nods, feeling much safer knowing that he will have company. "I'll be careful," he says, deciding that now would be a good time to prove it. His eyes close ,his horn glows, and he eventually slams a hoof a few feet from where he sits, bringing it back to reveal a crawling beetle. "I assure you."
(OOC) Starchild: Simply put, he has observational magic.
:smiles and nods. "Good lad. You'll do me proud, now back to town with you. Hemlock needs his sleep. Playing is hard work, and I have monster to beat up," he says with a wink.
Hemlock smiles and nods. "Good lad. You'll do me proud, now back to town with you. Hemlock needs his sleep. Playing is hard work, and I have monster to beat up," he says with a wink.
Starchild nods and stands back up. "Very well, then. I will see you soon." The bard gives one more brief hug before trotting into town. "Hemlock," he says, turning back after a few steps. "Thank you for everything!"