It’s All About the Weight
“This ought to keep any outsiders at bay until we know about it,” said Bright Eyes after the installation of the town’s security system.
“Now those other ponies don’t have a chance at even getting near us,” added Pinkie Pie.
“It’s wonderful, dahling,” remarked Rainbow Dash.
“Not to mention our new sign is the best ever,” stated Minty.
“Well thought out, my plump friends,” applauded Eduardo.
“We knew we had something to put in place because Stella and her friends are always up to no good,” said Melody.
“Of course, you do know that this’ll even block out plump ponies too, right?” questioned Eduardo.
“Not quite, the opening in the gate is specifically designed to the shape of most ponies our size and there’s a camera on both sides of the gate entrance to verify that they’re the right body shape,” replied Starlight.
“Oh I see, splendid idea. Good thing I don’t have any reason to leave right now or I’d set that thing off all the time,” pondered Eduardo.
“Just how does it scan you?” asked Clover.
“It’s easy, Clover. You have to show that you’re plump by stepping on the scale in front of the gate and the scanner scans your body to verify your weight to match what the scale says, just in case there’s an inaccurate result. Of course, it’s not going to restrain you from trying to enter if you aren’t overweight but the alarm will sound so you won’t be able to just walk through without us knowing about it,” replied Bright Eyes. [Elsewhere…]
“We must’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere because the town ahead doesn’t look like Ponyville,” said Twilight.
“Well maybe we can get directions or something,” suggested (Pinkie Pie). [At the gate entrance…]
“What is all this?” asked Twilight.
“Looks like some kinda high-tech gizmo there,” remarked Applejack.
“Hi-tech, huh? We’ll see," remarked Rainbow Dash. *She flies into the gate and the alarm sounds*
“Can we help you ponies?” asked Bright Eyes coming to the gate.
“Uh yes, you wouldn’t happen to know where Ponyville is from here. We’re kinda lost,” explained Twilight.
“Er wow, you really let yourself go,” remarked (Rainbow Dash).
“Don’t mind her. What’s with this security fence?” asked Twilight.
“We’ve had to take extra measures to keep a certain group of ponies out of here because they cause trouble,” explained Bright Eyes.
“Wait a sec, ain’t that Rarity and Zecora in there?” asked Applejack.
“It is them and we’d better get them out,” said (Rainbow Dash).
“You cannot come in here unless you agree to one of two options. Option A is that you become plump yourself since this is a place for ponies to be plump and happy. Option B is you can remain as you are now but must help us maintain our weights as they are,” protested Bright Eyes.
“Wait, so you enjoy being overweight?” questioned (Rainbow Dash).
“Of course,” replied Bright Eyes.
“Zecora, Rarity, what are you doing in there?” called Twilight.
“More importantly why are you both bigger than any apple tree on Sweet Apple Acres? Did one of your potions go wrong, Zecora?” added (Applejack).
“Nothing went wrong, dear Applejack. I have decided for myself to be fat,” answered Zecora.
“Come on, Twilight, dear. You don’t think the added weight looks good on my figure? Now it means that I have less to worry about for messing up my good looks,” said (Rarity).
“Y’all are both plumb nuts!” yelled (Applejack).
“Now what? We can’t go in there without doing as these other ponies say,” protested (Rainbow Dash).
“You dears need to come in and enjoy the bigger things in life. You don’t have to worry about being made fun of. All your friends will be here too,” coerced (Rarity).
“What about all the ponies of Ponyville?” asked Applejack.
“Provided you’re plump, you can come and go as you please because you’ll be recognized by the scanner here as being plump,” reminded Bright Eyes.
“Well I guess I know what we must do if we want to hang out with everypony. It’s time to pack on the pounds,” said Twilight sadly.