Battle of the Bulge II: Fit to be Fat (6)
[At Bright Eyes’ house…] *The alarm buzzer sounds*
“Oh no, I’m going to be late for school! *she quickly gets dressed then struggles to get through the doorway of her room and the one leading outside before rubbing her hips to ease the pain* Just what exactly happened back there? I fit just fine yesterday. Wait a minute, I had a few Cookies Ahoy cookies, rather half the box because I was hungry. Could that have been the cause here? Maybe my friends will know why,” thought Bright Eyes. *She arrives at school*
“Bright Eyes, you’re looking awesome,” remarked Lancer.
“Really? You think so?” asked Bright Eyes.
“Of course, even with that newly added weight there,” said Lancer.
“Added weight?” questioned Bright Eyes.
“He’s right, Bright Eyes, you are a bit heavier today,” said Melody. *Bright Eyes looks down and puts her hooves into the sides of her belly*
“Wow, I guess I did. Looks to be about 4 pounds. They were good cookies though,” said Bright Eyes.
“I guess so if you put on that much weight,” said Lancer.
“Don’t worry, Bright Eyes, it’s nothing, trust me,” said Melody. *They enter school and make adjustments to their desks*
“Pigging out lately have we? Well no matter, I’m sure you’ll think twice about what lies ahead for you,” said Hackney.
“It’s nothing, really,” said Bright Eyes.
“That’s what they all say, Bright Eyes. Then it does turn into something later,” said Hackney.
“Yeah, more attention towards us,” said Melody. *The others laugh*
“You ponies must take this seriously. It may be autumn now but wait until next summer. It’ll be much easier for you to become exhausted so when you need, say a drink of water, it’ll take you longer to get it,” advised Hackney. [Later that day…]
“You ponies sure are into this gaining weight thing. Are you trying to outweigh me?” said Lickety Split.
“Oh no, not at all. I guess we’ve been putting on the weight unintentionally,” said Starlight.
“Be careful with it, though. You can’t enjoy it if you can’t move or see that far down so it’s best to keep the weight where you can not only see it but move around for others to see,” said Lickety Split. *Star Swirl and Starbeam arrive*
“It’s Star Swirl and Starbeam,” announced Bright Eyes.
“Are those outfits new? They’re out of this world,” said Star Swirl.
“Of course, we bought them a few days ago,” said Bon Bon.
“We just got back from the Pudgyville Universal Discussion Group Extravaganza or PUDGE for short,” explained Starbeam.
“What did they talk about?” asked Patch.
“Oh they had all sorts of painting projects and accessories. I got my belly painted like the stars and my belly button is a galaxy. It was more about the events than the talking,” said Star Swirl.
“I bought myself a new t-shirt that says ‘You are here: Plump’. It’s a reference to my current weight,” added Starbeam.
“That’s really truly clever what you had done there, Star Swirl,” said Sweetheart.
“I know, it’s like having the universe ripple with each step,” said Star Swirl.
“Maybe you all can join us next year,” suggested Starbeam.
“Well we kinda aren’t really into outer space,” said Melody.
“Yeah but thanks for the offer,” said Starlight.
“That’s okay, we’ll see you all later,” said Star Swirl. *She and Starbeam leave, waving goodbye*
“Bye,” said the Tales gang.
“Those two sure are something aren’t they?” asked Starlight to the others.
“My mom probably wouldn’t let me go anyway let alone getting myself painted,” sighed Clover.
“They always seem to bring new life to this town. Sure what they like isn’t necessarily what we like but their personalities help to lighten up anyone’s day. Who knows what else will happen in this town? It’s a mystery I have confidence will soon be solved,” thought Melody.