Chloe awoke to the sound of roosters from the nearby apple orchards crowing, and she opened her eyes slowly. She picked herself up, and looked around her room with half closed eyes. She yawned, stretched her forelegs, and swung her hind legs off the bed and onto her floor. She then stood on all fours, and trudged to her bathroom. I always hate doing this… she thought to herself as she approached the mirror. She saw her mane, long, thick, and a light shade of red, was still hanging partially in front of her left eye and behind her head, and she thought of how she should make herself angry today to bring the flame up, something she had to do at the risk of dying.
She pondered how she would do it this time. She then came up with her solution, and walk out of the bathroom. She brought her keys with her, and exited the house, locking the door behind her. She then tried to open the door, and it surprisingly did. Wait… I thought I locked it! she thought to herself, trying to fool her mind into believing she truly did. She inserted her key yet again, and heard the click yet again. She turned the knob, and the door opened yet again. She stood motionless, her blood boiling inside her. She gritted her teeth as she felt herself getting more and more furious. Finally, her mane, no longer dropping to the floor, caught on fire yet again, rising and dancing in the air. “F*cking door! Why won’t you close!? Is it because you’re made of morning wood that you’re too stiff to lock!?”
She then realized she was taking it a bit too far, and she calmed herself quickly by breathing in and out slowly. She then truly locked the door. She tried to enter, and was glad when she was denied access this time. Satisfied, she turned and trotted towards town center, having already planned on what she would do for today. She would first head to town hall to look for Fleece’s address, and then to Leon’s cottage to both apologize for yesterday and perhaps reschedule their night out for today.
She then stopped suddenly, and rolled her eyes, letting out a sigh as she did. Why am I not flying? she thought to herself. Immediately, she opened her wings out wide, took off from the ground, and flew at a cruising speed towards town hall.
She arrived in no time at all, and landed gently on the ground in front of the entrance. She closed her wings, stepped towards the door, and entered inside. She looked around the building, which was decorated with ornate marble columns, red velvet carpets, and beautiful, pink silk curtains which hung along the windows. She followed the red carpet towards a set of doors, knocked on them, and waited.
After a few moments, a coffee brown mare with a silver grey mane answered the door. “Hello, may I help you with something?” she asked.
“Hello to you as well, Mayor Mare. I hate to be a bother, but if it’s possible, I need to find the address of a ‘Fleece Dagger’ in Ponyville, please,” Chloe asked.
“No bother at all, dear! Allow me to look for it…” she said, walking away from Chloe and into the office. After a minute or so, the mayor came back out the door, and handed Chloe a sheet of paper with writing scribbled rather quickly onto it. “I hope that helps you!”
“Thank you very much, Miss Mare!” Chloe said gratefully. She left out the main door, sat on the steps to the hall, and read the paper. The address written on it read: 471 Clydesdale Ct. Chloe folded the paper, and placed it in her wings. Clydesdale Ct… that’s near the apple orchards here in town… and my house.
Chloe then decided she would head there later, and began trotting to her next destination; Leon’s home. She had felt a bit guilty for canceling her date with him yesterday, and wanted to make up for it today. She didn’t need to trot far before she ended up in front of Leon’s manor.
She waved her hoof over her flaming mane, stroking the fire a bit. She then took a deep breath, and knocked on the front door. She awkwardly swung her foreleg back and forth as she waited, wondering what she’d tell him when he came out.
After about three minutes with no answer, Chloe had enough. She knocked on the door louder, and waited still. With no answer yet again, she opened her wings, and flew up to the roof of the manor. She checked on the chimney, and found what she was looking for; a spare key. She took it, flew back down to where she was, inserted the key, and unlocked the door.
She opened the door widely, revealing the inside of the home to be dark and quiet, surprising her. She’d been to the manor before, and it was usually so lively and bright. A feeling of great uneasiness came over her, and she walked around the manor nervously, with only her mane to provide light. “Leon? Are you in here?” she called out, terror in her voice. She lowered her ears as she didn’t receive a response. She had turned into the main corridor, and as she did, she saw the only light other than her mane’s, dim and escaping through a small slit under the door of the room it came from.
That’s Leon’s bedroom… Chloe remembered. She slowly approached the doorway, her heart beating in her lowered ears now. She reached it, and stood there, terrified. She realized she was sweating heavily, and she wiped her forehead to clear it out. She finally took a deep breath and reached her trembling hoof towards the door knob. She bit her lower lip as she did, and she barely touched the knob in her hoof. She jiggled it a bit before she got a firm grip on the handle, and slowly turned it open…
Eh… I don’t like the character limits, but that’s as much as I could post.