Battle of the Bulge II: Fit to be Fat (1)
[In Pudgyville’s ice cream shop…]
“Do any of you ever notice a pattern?” asked Starlight.
“What kind of pattern?” asked Bright Eyes.
“You know, how pretty much every year we end up putting on weight?” questioned Starlight.
“I think I’ve heard of that, it sounds familiar,” replied Bright Eyes.
“There’s a name for it?” asked Melody.
“I think it’s called Clip-Clop Obesity, a term where slowly gain weight over time,” stated Bright Eyes.
“I guess that truly explains why one year I can wear something and the next year I can’t,” pondered Sweetheart.
“Speaking of which, my mom is taking me to the mall to get new clothes today,” said Bright Eyes.
“Mine too,” added the others simultaneously.
“You too, dahlings?” questioned Rainbow Dash overhearing the conversation and heading over with her friends.
“How is it that all of our moms want us to go to the mall at the same time?” asked Bon Bon.
“Guess they all have the same idea,” shrugged Starlight.
“We’ve all gotten so large that it’s possible nothing the mall has fits,” said Melody.
“Even though that is part of our lifestyle, it may not make our mothers happy,” warned Bright Eyes. [Later that day at the mall…]
“Here we are, dear. Now then we’ll need something that covers at least some of your growing waistline,” said Melody’s mother. *Melody groans* [With Bright-Eyes and her mother….]
“How about this one, Bright Eyes dear?” asked Bright Eyes’ mother.
“A shirt about the environment, that’s perfect, mom,” said Bright Eyes.
“Wonderful, I’ll put it in the basket and we can keep shopping,” said Bright Eyes’ mother. [With Clover and her father…]
“Look at this one, Clover, It’s got your picture on it,” said Clover’s father.
“Well they’ll know it’s mine right away so I guess that’s fine,” remarked Clover.
“Great, why don’t you go try it on?” suggested Clover’s father. [A few minutes later…] *The pony gang comes out*
“Well, it’s a start,” said Melody’s mother.
“Not a bad fit there, Clover.
“You sure that can’t go down further, dear?” asked Bright Eyes’ mother.
“Nope, not another inch,” replied Bright Eyes tugging on the shirt.
“Lovely new wardrobes, dahlings,” remarked Rainbow Dash.
“Why is the tag in the front? Oops, mine’s on backwards,” giggled Minty as she turned her shirt around.
“Come on Clover, let’s pay for your stuff,” said Clover’s father.*Clover and the others with their parents follow* [Back home at Melody’s house…]
“At least we found a few shirts that can give a little room,” said Melody’s mother.
“That’s for sure,” said Melody looking at her belly and rubbing it a bit.
“I don’t mean for that, dear,” said Melody’s mother.
“Of course, I knew that,” answered Melody. [The next day…]
“Well I guess the shopping trip wasn’t so bad after all,” said Starlight.
“Yeah I thought it was off to a bad start for me but I guess I did alright,” said Melody.
“We each appear to have found shirts that…..*she clears her throat*…..fit our needs,” remarked Bright Eyes. *the others laugh*
“Way cool for the summer,” added Sunny-Daze.
“We look like we’re going to have a baby pony. It must be genetics," remarked Bright Eyes.
“What’s genetics?” asked Sweetheart.
“It’s something passed down to you from your parents from when you were born and it’s also how you look,” explained Starlight.
“With all this new stuff, it’s sure to be another exciting year,” remarked Bright Eyes.