Battle of the Bulge II: Fit to be Fat (17)
[Outside Ponyville Market…]
“There, all ready to go….down their throats that is,” thought Stella. *She and the other two head back to their submarine* [Back inside their submarine…]
“Now we wait for them to come,” said Stephanie.
“Wait?! I hate waiting,” complained Mary.
“What did I say earlier?” asked Stella. *Mary sighs*
“Good plans take time,” moaned Mary.
“Glad you at least remember that,” muttered Stella.
“Here comes a pony now,” pointed Stephanie.
“Her mom is picking up the container….,” started Mary.
“……she’s about to put it in her basket…..,” continued Stephanie.
“WHAT?! She put it back?!” questioned Mary and Stephanie simultaneously.
“Relax, that’s just one pony. There are many in that blubber bowl of a town,” said Stella.
“Another pony at 2 o’clock,” said Stephanie.
“It’s only 10 AM,” protested Mary.
“It’s an expression,” explained Stephanie.
“Will you two get your hooves out of your ears and focus?! That pony is planning to buy our product!” bellowed Stella.
“So she is,” remarked Mary.
“Wait a minute, she’s putting it back,” said Stephanie.
“So what? That leaves more for the others to buy. Besides, I doubt she needed that anyway. They’re meant for unfit ponies and one pony buying it that doesn’t need to lose weight is one less for where we need another pony to buy it,” said Stella. [At Ponyville Market…]
“Ah, look Melody, Plump Pineapple. Says it’ll help you gain weight but that’s not something you or I need anyway,” said Melody’s mom.
“You can say that again,” replied Melody. [Later that day inside their submarine…]
“Not one single buy. Not a single buy of our product!” muttered Stella.
“Maybe try Plan C?” suggested Mary.
“I don’t have a Plan C!” yelled Stella.
“Someone bought our drink!” shouted Stephanie.
“Yes indeed and it appears as they’re skinny when they don’t want to be,” added Stella.
“How can you tell?” asked Mary.
“Just look at their expression. They’re happy to buy it and more importantly they want to gain access to the town, which pretty much only allows overweight ponies to live or ponies wanting to gain weight but are currently skinny,” explained Stella.
“We just made a sale,” said Stephanie happily.
“Not enough to do anything big though,” warned Stella.
“What if they need more of our beverage?” asked Mary.
“We’ll make more, duh,” replied Stephanie.
“Oh, right,” realized Mary.
“We’re going to be rich! That’s an entire box of our product going into the store! We did make that much and we get pretty much every dollar in the purchase. There are about 10 cartridges per box and since each cartridge costs $6.99, we’ll have about $70 per box,” exclaimed Stella.
“Not if we don’t sell more than one carton of Plump Pineapple,” protested Mary.
“We will, don’t worry, Mary,” assured Stephanie.
“How can you be so sure? None of the ponies are buying, except for that one and we’ve been at this all day,” complained Mary.
“Would you look at that, someone bought the entire rest of the box,” observed Stella.
“What would any pony do with that much?” asked Stephanie.
“Who cares as long as we get the money?” questioned Mary.
“We won’t give up that easily. We’ll be sure to drop the pudge in Pudgyville,” grinned Stella.