Battle of the Bulge II: Fit to be Fat (7)
[At the ice cream shop…]
“What’s wrong, Patch? You’re usually excited about what lies ahead,” said Starlight.
“I can’t understand it. None of my clothes fit as well as they did yesterday,” replied Patch.
“I think I know what’s going on. There seems to be another pattern at work here,” said Starlight.
“What do you mean?” asked Patch.
“Have you noticed that each day another pony puts on weight?” asked Starlight.
“Yeah,” said Patch.
“Well I think that we aren’t sticking to our original plan,” said Starlight.
“The one about us not putting on anymore weight?” suggested Patch.
“Right and because we seem to have an idea of what’s going on, perhaps we can predict who will gain weight next,” said Starlight.
“We need to figure out who would eat the next most fattening food. You’ve obviously put on about 3 pounds since yesterday and that would definitely explain your problem. Now who else really loves fattening foods?” said Patch.
“Let’s see, Rainbow Dash probably isn’t it because there’s very little of any kind of food that is rainbow-like at all. Pinkie Pie is a possibility because of her enjoyment at parties, Clover isn’t likely either because she’s generally the luckiest pony around, Bon Bon too is possible because she loves cooking…” analyzed Starlight.
“What if it’s you, Starlight?” asked Patch.
“Why me?” asked Starlight.
“You hang around the ice cream shop each day. What would stop you from having a few scoops of ice cream between customers?” explained Patch.
“I know the ice cream goes to the customers, I couldn’t have any myself,” protested Starlight.
“Maybe Pinkie Pie can help as here she comes now,” said Patch. *Pinkie Pie sits on a stool*
“What are we gathered here for?” asked Pinkie Pie.
“We want to figure out who is next to gain weight in the pattern we’ve found,” explained Patch.
“I sure hope it’s me. Somehow the clothing I bought is resisting my weight so nothing hangs over and those few extra pounds might be just what my belly needs,” said Pinkie Pie.
“Are you sure you bought the right size?” asked Patch.
“It was the third smallest they had, which was all they had for what I wanted,” replied Pinkie Pie.
“Good luck to you then,” said Starlight.
“Bye Pinkie Pie,” said Patch. *Pinkie Pie leaves while waving* [Later that day…]
“Wow, that looks great, what’s it for?” asked Pinkie Pie.
“Shh, it’s Lickety Split’s birthday and this is her birthday cake,” whispered Starlight.
“Where is Lickety Split?” asked Pinkie Pie.
“She should be here shortly,” whispered Bon Bon.
“Here she comes now,” said Melody quietly. *Lickety Split enters*
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY LICKETY SPLIT!” shouted everyone together.
“You all remembered, how thoughtful,” said Lickety Split. *she blows out the candles*
“We know you’re on a “diet” but one slice of cake couldn’t hurt,” said Bright Eyes handing out the first slice to her.
“Tonight, I celebrate, tomorrow, I’m back to my normal “diet". Ooh, what lovely gifts we have here,” said Lickety Split. *She opens the first one*
“A giant chocolate Pudgyville sign, looks delicious. Thanks Bon Bon. *She opens the second gift* Jiggle, Wiggle Evolution?” said Lickety Split.
“It’s a game where the more your weight moves, the higher your score. Plus it’s set to some rockin’ tunes,” explained Melody. *Lickety Split opens the third gift*
“It’s some of that Shine-On stuff you guys had, wow Starlight, thanks. Now my weight will look more beautiful than ever and will be in every right to be shown. This has been the best birthday ever, thank you so much everyone,” said Lickety Split.
“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Lickety Split. Happy birthday to you,” sang the others.