Pride and Pudginess
[Outside the Schoolhouse...]
``Class, I'd like to bring your attention to the new flag we have on the school grounds. On the left is a close-up of a pudgy pony's belly, symbolizing our desire to be fat and on the right, Bright Eyes' Body Sock design, symbolizing the way our weight is revealed. It took us all this time because I'm sure your other teacher wouldn't have approved of this when she was in charge but since I'm now teaching, I consider it a wonderful addition,'' announced Sheila.
``I have to agree. It beautifully represents what we stand for as a town,'' stated Eduardo.
``I think the flag will help any doubters see that we're serious about being fat,'' said Bright Eyes.
``Well put, Bright Eyes. In honor, I'll share with you the Pudge of Allegiance, which goes as follows: I show allegiance to my body and all the jiggles and bouncing it provides. And to the town for which it lives, one community overweight, inseparable, with love handles and muffin tops for all,'' replied Sheila.
``That was wonderful, dahling and so inspiring,'' remarked Rainbow Dash.
``You all inspired me to write it, Rainbow Dash. It's always a delight to see you all so proud of your plumpness and today is no different. I heard all about Bright Eyes' revision of her Body Sock design and it looks better than ever. It hugs every curve and is thinner than before,'' added Sheila.
``Mmm, I can feel the softness of my belly,'' noted Melody.
``It's truly like we have lotion on us all day. It feels so good,'' agreed Sweetheart.
``My belly just spills right over,'' sighed Jasmine rubbing her belly.
``I understand you all very well and have bought my own set of them,'' replied Sheila.
``You're wearing an outfit now,'' realized Melody.
``Precisely, Melody. This yellow skirt does wonders for my curves. It's tight enough to let my waist have its way,'' admitted Sheila.
``I bet it'll be just as nice when you all are sitting down and it peeks out in your lap,'' figured Lancer.
``Why of course it will, Lancer. You don't get much tighter than this,'' replied Starlight.
``It's great for your grades too. Your belly buttons are clearly defined even though they aren't visible,'' finished Sheila.
``You know what else they're great for? This,'' declared Patch before raising her shirt and using it to lift her belly and let go.
``That was great, Patch. Excellent use of the new wardrobe,'' applauded Sheila.
``I'm afraid I won't be able to do that with mine. My belly is just a bit too big to complete the task,'' shrugged Jasmine.
``You don't even need to. Your belly will jiggle on its own, more so than ours,'' assured Starlight.
``Let's see how big you've all become with some measurements,'' suggested Sheila getting the tape measure. *the group lines up*
``We're probably all about the same width all over, except for Jasmine, whom is a bit more,'' figured Bright Eyes. *Sheila wraps the tape measure around each of them*
``Just about. Except for Jasmine, you all have a waist of about 21 inches and a rump of about 23 inches while Jasmine has a waist of about 23 inches and a rump of about 25 inches. I checked my measurements before I got here today and found that I have a waist of about 22 inches and a rump of about 24 inches,'' concluded Sheila.
``That's without sucking in too,'' added Bright Eyes.
``Quite so, Bright Eyes. None of you are afraid to be as honest about your weight as possible and that's a great thing. It's the way it should be but outside here, it isn't. Most ponies that are overweight would try to hide their bigger frame and probably don't know about this town. It'd really boost their confidence if they did I bet,'' answered Sheila.
``I'll admit that the measurements did truly tickle a teeny bit but I did my best to keep an honest number,'' said Sweetheart.
``It is difficult to get an exact number when the tape measure kind of sinks into the fat,'' noted Starlight.
``It's always exciting to see where you are in your quest of being fat because the numbers are what make you who you are,'' thought Jasmine.