More Afraid Than Ever
[Inside her house…]
“This looks like a pretty good day,” said Lily. Morning, Firefly. (This is the firefly seen in “Come Back Lily Lightly.)
“Good morning, Lily,” replied Firefly in her usual squeaky voice. *Lily steps in front of the mirror*
“Oh no, I’ve put on a few pounds!” said Lily. I can’t bear to let my friends see me like this.
“It’ll be fine, Lily, this town is all about being fat so everyone will just like you as you are,” said Firefly.
“They don’t even know I’ve put on the pounds, they won’t understand,” protested Lily.
“Come on, they’ll completely understand, after all, they look just like you,” said Firefly.
“They already have the weight, I put on mine today,” complained Lily.
“They too once gained weight so they’ll know exactly how you feel,” replied Firefly.
“Maybe I should just lose the weight,” pondered Lily.
“Lily, there’s nothing wrong with having a few extra pounds here,” assured Firefly. This town is built for accepting fat ponies for who they are so there’s no way they’ll ever make fun of you.
“Are you sure?” asked Lily.
“Absolutely,” replied Firefly. They’re your friends after all. They aren’t going to make fun of you just because you’ve put on weight. [Outside…]
“Lily Lightly’s inside,” announced Pinkie Pie.
“She doesn’t look to happy,” said Starlight.
“Poor dahling,” said Rainbow Dash.
“I think what we need to do is find out what’s wrong with her so she’ll feel better,” said Pinkie Pie. *she and her friends walk inside and up to Lily’s room*
“Lily, are you up here, dahling?” asked Rainbow Dash.
“We want to help you, Lily,” said Pinkie Pie. *they enter Lily’s room*
“Go away, I don’t want you to see me like this,” sobbed Lily.
“What’s the matter?” asked Pinkie Pie.
“She’s upset about her weight,” explained Firefly. I’ve tried telling her you’d be fine but she doesn’t seem to listen.
“Lily, dear, we love you for the extra weight,” said Rainbow Dash.
“Yeah, it doesn’t matter that you put on a few pounds we love you anyway,” said Pinkie Pie.
“We won’t make fun of you at all, Lily,” said Melody.
“Doing so would be mean of us and we’re not mean ponies at all,” added Bright Eyes.
“Listen to them, Lily, they’re telling the truth,” squeaked Firefly. *Lily lifts her head slightly from the pillow*
“Are you sure?” asked Lily quietly.
“You’ve got the ability to shine with more weight,” said Pinkie Pie. Now you’re more special than ever before.
“Really, you think so?” asked Lily.
“I absolutely, positively do,” answered Pinkie Pie.
“We all do,” said everyone together. *Lily sits up*
“Wow, the I guess it’s okay to have a few extra pounds if you have friends like this,” said Lily.
“Exactly, dahling,” said Rainbow Dash.
“Shine on, Lily Lightly, shine on,” said Sunny-Daze. You shine the very brightest out of all of us.
“Thank you so much, everyone,” said Lily. Now I can finally go out and play with you guys.
“We’re happy to have you with us, Lily,” said Pinkie Pie.
“I’m happy to be with you all and to have this problem behind me,” said Lily.
“Now that that’s taken care of, what should we do first?” asked Pinkie Pie.
“We should take Lily to the Ice Cream Shop to really cheer her up,” said Bon Bon.
“Is that alright with you, Lily dahling?” asked Rainbow Dash.
“Well……..okay,” said Lily. *they head off* [At the Ice Cream Shop…]
“Don’t worry, Lily, this one’s on me,” said Starlight.
“Thank you,” said Lily. *she eats her sundae* Now these are the friends I want to be with forever.