Sink or Float
[At Bon Bon’s house…]
“You can’t be serious, Bon Bon,” said Bright Eyes. The Ponympics is a competition for fatter ponies than we are right now.
“What do you mean?” asked Bon Bon.
“The list includes ponies from all over the world and while they’re fat like us, it’s going to be pretty hard to beat them,” said Starlight. Sure they weigh about 10 pounds more than we do, they’ve trained long and hard to make it to this competition.
“Don’t get me wrong, Bon Bon, it’s good that you want to take part in this but it’s not easy at all,” said Bright Eyes. You’d have to train your body to get used to eating large amounts of fattening foods, then take on various events afterwards.
“Bon Bon, dear, you should really listen to your friends,” said her mother. It really is a tough competition.
“I’ll give it some thought,” sighed Bon Bon. *she heads up to her room* [In her room…] What should I do? On one hoof, I can take up the challenge and prove my friends wrong but on the other, there’s the possibility that they’d be right and I wasn’t good enough and I’d be training harder than I’ve ever done before. Worse yet, I’d have to gain more weight than I have with Mr Tidwell, and we promised him yesterday that we weren’t going to ever again gain anymore weight. I think I’m going to keep my promise and just stay here. I can always try out next year. *she heads back downstairs*
“So, Bon Bon, are you still interested in trying out?” asked Starlight.
“No,” said Bon Bon sadly. I think you guys are right. It’s a lot of work for me and besides, I want to keep the promise we made to Mr Tidwell the other day and we can just watch the competition on PTV.
“I’m very proud of you, Bon Bon,” said her mother. I know you’re probably disappointed in not going but I think you made the right choice in staying here. You can see just what the competition’s events are this year and try out next year.
“The games are playing tomorrow on PTV,” said Starlight. We can all watch it in the Ice Cream Shop tomorrow.
“What a truly perfect idea,” said Sweetheart. [The next day, at the Ice Cream Shop…]
“It’s starting,” said Patch. *she turns on the TV*
“Welcome pony fans to our 1st annual Ponympics and you know me from Battle of the Bands competitions as Dazzle,” said Dazzle. The competition here is fierce as we have millions of anxious ponies not only at the competition but watching the competition at home or in the audience here. A little bit about the rules. Any pony that loses 3 of the events in a row is out of the tournament. The first event is an eating contest. Ponies will be eating as much of this fattening food as possible and the last pony still eating wins and moves on to the next completion, along with 2nd and 3rd place. There will be an 5 minute time limit. 4th place and lower will have to try again next year. Are the contestants ready? *they cheer* Is the audience ready?
“Yeah!” said the ponies with the audience.
“Alright, ponies, dig in!” said Dazzle. *the ponies begin eating*
“Now I’m really glad I didn’t enter,” said Bon Bon. Look at the cake they’re digging into. I could never finish all of it.
“Just imagine how they’d look after the competition was over,” said Bright Eyes.
“Look at that one pony go!” said Starlight.
“I’ve heard of that pony. He once ate 40 something hotdogs and won,” said Melody. He’ll win this for sure.
“I don’t know, I heard he lost to a bear in a hotdog eating contest,” said Bright Eyes.
“That’s the end of the eating contest and the winner is Gargantuan Greg!” said Dazzle.
“He truly won another contest,” said Sweetheart. Doesn’t he ever get full from these contests?
“Doesn’t look like it here but he’ll be feeling the pain tomorrow,” said Bright Eyes. [Later that day…]
“What a fantastic 1st annual Ponympics,” said Dazzle. We’d like to thank all the competitors that made this possible and hope they return next year but until then, Dazzle out. *Starlight turns off the TV*
“Now I’ll pass out the sundaes,” said Starlight. I was waiting until the contest was over so no one would get sick watching them eat.
“I think I got sick just watching them eat,” said Bon Bon.