You are a feminine colt on the run from an abusive history. Can you survive in the world with hunters at your back?
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2015-11-20 06:47:27 No. 25496118
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>Emerald goes out and tries to find some potion ingredients and end up in a park.
>Emerald is tricked by a stallion disguised as a colt and is kidnapped.
>Emerald tricks one of the ponies to go away, and drinks the invisibility potion to escape the other.
>Hope returns, and they all go out to drink, where they meet with Sensoria again.
>Joyride sets up a session with Sensoria.
>Emerald bangs Sensoria.
>Emerald finally loses the cock ring.
>Emerald let's Joyride keep the ring in exchange for information about her past.
>She seems a bit touchy about her previous companions, and only spoke fondly of one named Sunshine Sea.
>The next day Joyride gives Emerald a potion to drink that will increase his cum production, which he takes.
>Emerald wants a disguise, and Joyride asks what kind.

Continued in the next post...

2015-11-20 06:56:13 No. 25496200
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Emerald says he wants a manly disguise.

"A manly disguise? Really? You?" Joyride says, honest surprise in her face.

In response Emerald glares and puffs out his cheeks. What's wrong with wanting a manly disguise?

"Hmm, well... I'm not sure what I could do to help you there." Joyride says chewing on her salad.

Emerald leans back and watches the dishes washing themselves in the kitchen for a few moments. A mustache would be manly, but that would just attract more attention. Spitballing, he asks if he could get a potion to increase his muscle mass.

"Nah, that wouldn't be feasible. You'd need to take the potion constantly to keep up the effect, like every few hours, and I wouldn't feel good about doing that. You'd almost certainly get potion sickness."

Emerald just recently learned what potion sickness is from his studies. It's from a build up of magic and alchemical ingredients that can cause serious problems in your body.

Emerald leans on his hooves. He is out of ideas.

2015-11-20 07:39:58 No. 25496612
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(Neat!)

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Emerald just throws up his hooves and decides to go girly then. He supposes it doesn't matter what he looks like as long as he doesn't get kidnapped again.

"See? Doesn't it feel good to just say you are a little pervert who wants to wear women's clothing? So, shall we go dress shopping, or was there a different kind of girly clothing you wanted?" Joyride says, smirking.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-20 08:39:50 No. 25497063
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Emerald is a little wary, but decides to hit a dress shop just to check.

Joyride and Emerald make their way to the fountain area and look around for a dress shop, and find one quickly almost directly next to the fountain.

Upon entering Emerald must admit that it's not as girly as he thought it was going to be. It's just rows and rows of dresses on racks, with a few choice ones displayed on dummies.

The shopkeep approaches and says, "Hello darlings, how can I help you today?"

"Just a simple dress I'm guessing. We can start there and maybe go up if we are feeling it." Joyride says before Emerald can say anything.

The shopkeep directs the pair to four dummies near the back.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-20 09:10:48 No. 25497319
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Emerald likes most of these alright... But they aren't fantastic. he supposes his hat would go with any of them, that is to say, they'd go with any of them as terribly.

Emerald asks if the shopkeep has anything that would go with his hat.

"Well, it's funny you should ask!" The shopkeep says dashing dramatically across the room and dragging Emerald with her, "I call this one the 'Arrow Flynn'! What do you think?"

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-20 09:50:44 No. 25497605
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Emerald loves it, and purchases it immediately for 70 bits and puts it on.

After Emerald gets the leggings buttoned together Joyride pulls him close and says, "Heyyy lil' perv. How about we get one more dress while we are here for you."

Emerald asks if she is going to get him something perverted.

"Of course not! Well, unless you want something like that. I was thinking a party dress, a big, fancy, frilly one. I'll even purchase it myself. It is a special occasion after all... I found some Love Hibiscus that I can get for free. We just need to go to a party tonight to get it. What do you say?" Joyride says, smiling broadly.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-20 10:38:05 No. 25497996
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Emerald says he'll get the dress. He wants to help her get the Love Hibiscus, and if that's what he needs to do why not?

Emerald comments that she just wants to see him in a frilly dress.

"Well yeah, but I wasn't trying to hide that or anything." Joyride says somehow smiling even bigger.

Joyride pushes Emerald into a changing room and makes him try on a bunch of party dresses before deciding on one that comes with a very pointy crown.

Suddenly Emerald remembers that he was supposed to meet up with Hope tonight, and tells Joyride.

"Well hey, you can just go after the party. It shouldn't take all night. Probably, I dunno." Joyride says, tilting her head and scanning the way the colt looks in the dress.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-21 12:04:57 No. 25498585
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(Last for the night.)

Emerald says he wants to see Hope before the party.

"Or you could see her at the party. I'm sure she'll be there. Maybe. A lot of the bigwigs and hotshots like her will be there." Joyride remarks, fluffing Emerald's hair.

Emerald is surprised but happy he might see her. Is Hope really that important though?

"Whether she likes it or not, she is from an important family and is well connected. I have no doubt she is under lot's of pressure to attend, considering what the party is about." Joyride says, tugging at one of the colt's dress sleeves to straighten it.

Emerald asks what the party is about.

"A fundraiser for Ponycare. It's being thrown by Marquess Chaser at his mansion up near the castle." Joyride says, then straightens the crown she made lean by fluffing his hair.

Emerald nods with a small frown. He's concerned he might be recognized.

"Maybe? I don't know. We can just make up a story. You can be my cousin or the like. I guess we could do more. Did you say you wanted a mane cut or something? We should probably get some make-up on you too. Hmm..." Joyride says, finally stepping back and looking Emerald over again.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-21 07:05:46 No. 25509217
Emerald decides he wants to go see Hope first.

"Yeah, let's go show her the dress! I'll bet she'll get a kick out of it!"

Emerald decides he wants to go see Hope first... In the other outfit he bought. He quickly changes and then Joyride leads him to her apartment. It's much deeper in the city and in an even nicer neighborhood than Joyride's. While Coursewalk was clean this place is exquisite. To Emerald's eyes, everyone is dressed up to go to a party already, with many of the stallions wearing top hats and nice vests, while the mares sport long, frilly dresses much like the one he was wearing just a little while ago. There isn't a building or edifice that doesn't have some piece of master crafted stonework, and the grass and trees are both vibrant green and obviously trimmed and well cared for.

Joyride points up at a door and Emerald walks up a small set of stairs and knocks.

A donkey wearing a maid uniform answers. She has a feather duster in her mouth, and upon seeing Emerald removes it and asks, "Can I help you?"

Emerald asks if Hope is home.

"I'm afraid Mistress has returned to her family residence to get ready for a party she is attending later. Would you like to leave her a message?" The maid asks nicely.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-21 08:01:13 No. 25509792
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Emerald asks the maid to inform Hope that he had stopped by, and that he'll be at the party too. He then bids her a farewell and goes back to Joyride, who is standing near the sidewalk.

"No dice, eh?"

Emerald nods and they begin to walk back towards #304 Coursewalk.

"So you still had stuff you wanted to do as a disguise right?"

Emerald agrees. He says maybe a dye job and... Perhaps something with his mane.

"Well I have potions that can do that kind of stuff temporarily. What color were you thinking? What kind of mane? Long or short? You gotta be more specific." Joyride says, and then thinking on it continues, "Magic is all about specifics, so you better get used to it."

Emerald thinks for a second on what he wants done.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-21 10:29:09 No. 25511237
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Emerald asks Joyride to turn him blue and to grow out his mane. Additionally, it'd be best if he could be called something else, and thinking about it for only a split second, he decides on the name "Sapphire".

"Ah, is that going to be your stage name? Well, best get started early I guess, I can teach you some pole dancing if you like." Joyride says, and then seeing that Emerald seemingly doesn't get the joke continues, "Well, I can make a potion to make your hair grow and to turn your fur blue. No more potions for a while after that though. Like I said, potion sickness and all."

Emerald and Joyride return to #304 Coursewalk and Joyride pulls out a long, pointed key and puts it in the lock. When the door opens all Emerald can see are various cabinets haphazardly stacked and stuffed into every corner of the room. Joyride walks in and immediately walks to an old chest of drawers near the back and pulls out a potion, and then turns slightly and opens a chest on the ground and retrieves another. He pushes them into Emerald's hooves and tells him to drink.

He complies, and the effects are instant. His mane and fur turn a deep and light blue respectively, and mane hair sprouts from his head so suddenly it pops his hat off.

"Okay, that should do for your 'disguise'. The mane dye should last about a day, but the length is permanent. We still have some time before we have to start getting ready for the party. Anything you wanted to do? I was thinking of just being lazy myself. Maybe make a sandwich and read a raunchy novel." Joyride says, suddenly burping.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 11:01:36 No. 25515488
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Emerlad scoops up his hat and then asks Joyride when she is going to get ready for the party, and asks if he can help. Maybe he can get some revenge.

"Not for a while, and I don't need much help. I've been to enough fancy parties just knowing Hope alone that I've become an expert at this."

Emerald's mind wanders to what Hope might look like dressed up, and suddenly has the urge to get her a present. Emerald asks Joyride what a good present for Hope would be.

"Heh, trying to win some favor are you? Well, Hope isn't really a material objects kind of person, and even if she was she could probably buy whatever it is she wants herself. Just put some thought into whatever you want to give her and I'm sure she'll like it." Joyride says, already slipping a key out and putting it into the door, "Now don't bug me, I'm going to veg out for a little bit. I'll come get you when we need to start getting ready."

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 12:12:19 No. 25516147
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Emerald decides to go looking for some enchantment or easy potion he could give to Hope to show her how much he has learned a about magic.

He goes to the library and scours the easier alchemy or enchantment books. Just from a cursory scanning of enchantments though he can tell that it will be no good. They require a lot of time, preparation, and skill to do.

He instead focuses on an easy potion, and finds one that might fit the bill. It's a "mini-starlight" potion. All it needs is powdered metal, glowing fungus, and honey.

He needs to hit an apothecary for that stuff. but maybe he could keep looking for a different kind of potion.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 01:30:52 No. 25516768
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Emerald packs up his things and starts to walk towards the apothecary. He opens the door with confidence and strides outside.

The colt feels much safer walking around with his new disguise. And whether it's because it's working or not, he does feel that there are a lot less eyes on him. Emerald returns to the fountain once again asks a street vendor where the nearest apothecary is. He is pointed down a street and comes across a shop named "Antimony's Apothecary" and enters.

The smell hits him immediately, even before the shopkeeps vibrant greeting. It's not an unpleasant smell, but it's one so full that it overloads the senses. While it isn't anything compared to Joyride's alchemy room he must admit it's probably just as cluttered. Bags and jars full of reagents line the shelves all the way to the ceiling and in some cases to the barrels on the floor.

A robed, bespectacled shopkeeper sits smiling at the counter, and Emerald approaches, asking for powdered metal, glowing fungus, and honey.

"Ah, a mini-starlight potion huh?" The shopkeeper says happily, scooping and weighing out ingredients, "That's certainly a fun potion! What's this for, a school project? Perhaps a Magical science fair?"

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 02:41:35 No. 25517536
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(Errands time. bbl, lovelies.)

Emerald nods and says it's for a special friend, and hands over the money for the ingredients.

"Never seen a colt as young as you learning alchemy", The Shopkeeper begins bagging the products and says, "Which school are you from?"

"Uh..." Emerald says.

"Perhaps homeschooled?" The merchant says, holding the bag out. Emerald nods and grabs the bag, but she doesn't let go.

"We have a newsletter that tells you about events and sales concerning alchemy. Would you like to sign up?"

"Err..." Emerald says. She's not letting go of the bag.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 07:06:30 No. 25520192
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A bit shocked, Emerald asks how she knew he was a colt.

"My glasses." She says, tapping them, "I'm always on the look-out for thieves. It just so happens that my glasses let me see... Other things as well. But don't worry, you are very convincing otherwise."

For some reason, this makes Emerald blush in the face slightly, and he finally manages to yank the bag out of the mare's hooves. He says that he is on the move a lot so it's unlikely a newsletter will reach him.

"Alright then! Thank you for-" The shopkeep starts, but Emerald is already out the door before she can finish.

Whew, that was close. Or maybe it wasn't. She obviously didn't know who he was, but the shopkeep was asking a lot of questions... Worried, Emerald heads back to #304 Coursewalk and heads into the studio. He takes all the ingredients out, and finding a large pot begins the process of making the potion.

Following the instructions in the book, he powders the glowing fungus and heats it with a small amount of water and the honey. When it congeals into a soft lump he adds the powdered metal and... Oh!

Emerald grimaces... He forgot he needs a magically infused stirring rod like the one Joyride had in her alchemy room to complete the process. He bites his lip. Where is he going to get something like that?

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 08:16:17 No. 25520965
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Emerald decides he needs to head back to the shop, or perhaps Joyride to borrow one. However as he thinks this the potion starts to smoke heavily sputter, and in his panic Emerald sticks the only magical thing he has on him, his amulet, into the potion and stirs.

After a moment a soft glow starts to emit from the mixture, and removing his amulet from it the colt looks down and sees something that looks like the night sky.

He did it... Somehow! Well, Emerald is too thankful at the moment to think about it much.

Instead, Emerald finds some containers in the kitchen, and after filling a small vial and stoppering it he pours the rest of the glittering starlight into a big glass jug and screws the top on.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 09:23:08 No. 25521693
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Emerald decides to go back to the apothecary and ask about getting stirring rods, and ask about the ramifications of using his amulet as one.

As he enters he sees the shopkeeper smile at him and say, "Oh! Back already? Did you need more ingredients or perhaps change your mind about the newsletter?"

Emerald asks how much stirring rods are for alchemy potions.

"Ah, well the rods are quite cheap, but the infusion can be quite costly depending on what you want to use. Dragon blood lasts the longest but is the most expensive, down to magic slime puree, which will last you a few potions at most. We even got rodbugs, but they are single use."

They discuss prices, and it turns out even a single stickbug is quite expensive at 15 bits. Maybe Emerald can just borrow Joyride's whenever he needs one...

Moving on, Emerald asks if there is any detrimental effects to using a magic item as a potion stirrer, since that's what he did for his potion.

The shopkeeper raises an eyebrow and then says, "Perhaps, let's see the amulet."

Emerald takes it out and shows it to the shopkeep. She pulls it up to her eyes and stares at it for a second.

"Hmm... It does seem a bit tarnished. One sec, let me grab something to help you with that."

The shopkeeper then disappears through the door into the backroom. Emerald taps his hooves, waiting, and begins to look around the store. Minutes pass, and she still hasn't come back.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 10:32:47 No. 25522428
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Emerald is tired of waiting. He decides to check on the shopkeeper. He makes his way to the door and opens it a crack and peers inside. It leads into a large backroom, but even from the crack he can tell the shopkeeper isn't there.

This seems bad. Emerald's first instinct is to run, but he cools his head a bit, and looking around takes what he assumes is a rodbug. It's a large silver bug in the shape of a spoon. He then runs out the door and hides around the corner behind some barrels.

After a few more minutes the shopkeep returns, but flanked on two sides by guards. They enter the store, her through the back and them through the front.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-22 11:16:33 No. 25522832
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Emerald rushes back to #304 Coursewalk. he pounds on the door. He isn't sure how to get in touch with Joyride from this side, but knocking is the best he can think of.

Luckily Joyride answers the door.

"Yeah? What is it lil' perv? I'm busy."

Emerald says how he was almost caught again, tearing up as he does so.

"Whoa whoa, calm down. Jeez, okay, come in and start from the beginning."

Emerald tells the story of making the potion, and when he mentions which apothecary he went to Joyride interrupts him with a snort and says, "Well there was your first problem. The government here is really antsy about alchemy. It's technically legal, but if you want to do any sort of business without people butting their noses in it you have to find some of the... More hidden dealers. I'll introduce you to some next time."

Emerald nods, and continues about how he made the potion by using the amulet as a stirring rod. When he mentions this Joyride interrupts him again.

"Wait what? Your necklace worked?"

Emerald, confused, asks what is wrong with that. It's magical right so it should work!

"No, it really shouldn't have. Being infused with magical energy is different from using something that is enchanted. With enchantments all the energy is being used to maintain the enchantment. With an infused item there is an excess of energy that can be used to bind and enhance alchemical ingredients." Joyride says, holding her hoof out, "Let me see that pendant again."

Emerald hands the pendant over, and she almost shoves it right into her eye with how close she brings it to her face.

"Hmm... Maybe a demon? But I'd be able to tell..." Joyride says to the room at large.

Emerald waits, but she seems absorbed in the amulet. What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 12:04:32 No. 25523259
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(Last for the night.)

Emerald waits patiently for Joyride to finish. She stares for a really long time at the amulet, and then suddenly says, "Hey, anyone in there?"

Emerald, shocked by the noise, looks to Joyride, who is still staring at the amulet.

Joyride repeats these words two or three times, and then she turns to Emerald and says, "Okay, follow me lil' perv."

They step outside, and Joyride flicks through her keys again, and opens up the door to the fire room.

She snatches the amulet from around Emerald's neck and holds it up high.

"You see this, amulet? This is daemon fire. Answer me or I'm tossing you in."

Emerald scrambles at Joyride, trying to snatch the amulet back, but Joyride holds him at arms length. He cries how it's the only thing he has left from his mother and she can't toss it in, she just can't!

Joyride ignores this, and after a few more moments hurls the amulet into the fire.

Emerald has a fleeting urge to toss himself after it, but just hangs by the door and breaks into sobs.

Joyride lifts Emerald and pulls the front of his clothes down, and Emerald is relieved to see that the amulet is back where it should be.

"Damn it." Joyride says, rubbing her eyes, "Emerald... I have some questions for you."

Emerald, thoroughly confused and a bit shocked by this emotional roller coaster just nods dumbly and wipes his eyes and nose.

"How do I describe this... Have you had the feeling that you aren't in control of your actions? Like, has there been a voice, or maybe a powerful unwanted urge to do things that may be against your wishes?"

Emerald is a bit shocked by this question, and isn't sure how to answer.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 11:04:02 No. 25526399
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Emerald shrugs and says he doesn't think there is anyone controlling his actions but himself. He's pretty sure anyway, but Joyride is making him worried.

Joyride frowns and says, "Okay, but if you ever get that feeling you come and tell me immediately, alright?"

Emerald gets back to the task at hand, and says he thinks he'll need a new disguise now since they found him again.

"Hmm..." Joyride says, still frowning, "I don't think it was so much they knew who you were. I'm convinced more than ever that the amulet around your neck is cursed, and more over may even have the soul of some unknown, powerful creature bound to it. Binding souls is very highly illegal and the soldiers were probably going to interrogate you to find out where you got it. Probably didn't help that you were such a young colt interested in alchemy either."

Emerald nods, and asks if he can keep the clothes then.

"It should be fine, but I wouldn't go back to that apothecary again." Joyride says smiling, "But if you are looking for an excuse to get some more girly clothes than that's a good of one as any.

Emerald rolls his eyss, and then asks if she has a copy of the wanted poster he could take a look at. He's really curious what's on it.

"Nah, I don't have one on me, but if we wander the town some we'll probably find one. We can keep a lookout when we go out to the party tonight. Anyway, if we are done freaking out I'm going to go back to my business." Joyride says, fumbling with her keys again.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 12:31:02 No. 25526924
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Joyride asks where he can get some proper alchemy tools so that he doesn't have to get his face so close to a pot in order to make anything again.

"You can borrow some of mine I guess. Just make sure to ask me first. We'll get you set-up with your own once you earn me more money." She winks at this, and then unlocks the door and enters, shutting it sharply behind her.

Emerald uses the own key he was given to go back to the small studio. He sits down at the small table near it and thinks.

Where did he get this amulet exactly anyway? Who was his mother? He was so young when she died that he has no idea where he got the piece of jewelry. He wracks his brains, but nothing comes up, and all it makes him do is remind himself of his past.

He lays his head on the table with a sigh. He pulls out the small vial with the starlight potion in it and looks at it for a while, and then puts it back in his pocket. Maybe he should just go read more.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 02:04:56 No. 25527569
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Emerald wonders about the party for a second. All he knows is that it's a fundraiser and there will be a lot of important people there, and that Hope and Joyride will be there as well.

Sighing again, Emerald heads for Joyride's library. He wants to get his mind off things. He goes out the door, closes it, takes out a key, and enters the gigantic study hall. Pulling a piece of parchment and pen from a nearby table he begins to scrawl what potions he reasonably thinks he could make.

-Chilling Potion
-Cleaning Potion
-Dampening Potion
-Drying Potion
-Pest Potion (Mouse/Spider/Flies)
-Polishing Potion
-Flavor Enhancer (Sweet/Salty/Bitter, etc.) Potion
-Starlight Potion
-Warm Potion
-Tangle Potion
-Distraction Potion
-Wilting Potion
-Coughing Potion
-Itching Potion
-Giggling Potion
-Yawning Potion
-Potion of Curing Scraps and Bruises
-Slippery Potion
-Sticky Potion

Happy with his progress, he puts the pen down at reads the list again, and then wonders how long until he needs to start getting ready.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 02:45:52 No. 25527892
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Emerald refreshes himself on the process of the distraction and the dampness potion.

The distraction potion is either thrown like the fireball potion Joyride mentioned before or shaken and set on a surface. The jostling makes a random, loud noise and causes the potion to explode in a bright, though relatively harmless, light.

The dampness potion simply makes things damp for an extended period of time, even if it is wiped or cleaned by conventional means.

Emerald puts the book down and pulls out the starlight potion again, and quickly writes a poem for Hope.

"The beauty seen in the night skies,
Is mirrored only by your eyes.
I could not capture all that view
But this reminds me now of you.
So take this as a simple boon
And now I'll always be there soon."

He attaches this piece of paper to the vial and smiles at his gift. He hopes that Hope will like it!

He sets the gift down and reads about potions a bit more before a knock comes at the door. Joyride pops in a second later and says,

"Heyyy lil' perv. Time to get your girl on."

Emerald is led out of the library and then Joyride produces a bright pink key. Inserting this leads to a small room with a door on the other side. The room contains a mirror that stretches from the floor to the ceiling and has a small pedestal in front of it. Around the mirror are various combs and other beauty products. Joyride hurries to the other side of the room and opens the door, and even from where he stands in the entrance of the room he can see that it leads to a huge walk-in closet. Joyride returns a second later with Emerald's dress.

Joyride hurriedly gets Emerald into the dress before he can speak more than a few words, and then pushing him up onto the stage says.

"Okay, now what to do with your hair, my lil' perv. Any suggestions?" Joyride says, summoning combs and clippers from a nearby drawer.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 06:39:36 No. 25529958
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Emerald asks about the makeup she says she was going to put on.

"Oh right, I forgot about that! Where would my lil' sissy be without his makeup?" Joyride says, magically opening another drawer and pulling out supplies.

The brushes fly around Emerald's head like a swarm of bees, puffing, drawing, and applying their wears on his face.

When this flurry subsides Emerald notices that Joyride is gone, though he quickly hears her fussing around the closet. She quickly emerges with sleeked down hair and a fancy black and white dress. She seems to have applied makeup herself. The bags under her eyes are gone. He also notices with some disdain that though it's perhaps just as frilly, it's not nearly as poofy and much more stylish.

"Alright, let's get going! Anything you wanted to grab before we left?"

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 08:11:00 No. 25530712
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Emerald says that he just needs to grab a few things and then he'll meet Joyride outside. He then goes to his studio and grabs his bits and Hope's gift and heads for the door. He stops before opening it though.

He walks over to the drawer of the kitchenette and grabs one of the kitchen knives out of it. He looks at the blade for a second. He can't even imagine bringing himself to ever use it, and he shakes and swallows hard just thinking about it... But at the same he's tired of being in situations where he can't defend himself.

Exiting #304 Coursewalk he sees Joyride standing outside levitating a mirror and cleaning her teeth with her tongue.

"Took you long enough. Let's get going."

It's mid-day, closer to night, and there is a slight chill in the air. Emerald only really feels it on his face however, as his dress keeps him snug and warm.

They make their way to the castle, and on the way some of the less savory individuals they pass by give cat calls. Joyride is quick with a quip or a flirt back, but Emerald isn't used to this, and blushes a deep red every time it happens.

"Oh hey. Told you we'd find one." Joyride says, halting in front of a large community board set outside a building.

Among the fliers for help wanted and the dates of various events around the city is one very large poster of Emerald. A missing person's poster.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 09:51:05 No. 25531806
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Emerald gawks at the wanted poster. He almost wants to tear it down, but there are too many people around for that to go unnoticed. Sheepishly, he asks Joyride why she never turned him in for all that money.

"At first it was because you were Hope's lil' fuck toy and I didn't want to take that away from her. Now though, it's because you are my lil' apprentice. You've grown on me squirt." Joyride says, punching Emerald on the shoulder.

"Come on, let's get going to the party." Joyride says, continuing to walk.

Eventually the pair approach their destination and Emerald gets a good look at it. The place is huge, easily taking up a whole half a citiy block by itself, a good quarter of which is a garden. The rest is a wide, two story manor with a sloping roof and marble white columns. The windows are lit up, assumedly for the party. Emerald can hear the partygoers, and the sounds of a band and the smells of exotic foods reach his nostrils.

When they get to the entrance they see two guard ponies standing outside a rounded entrance. Joyride gives her name and the Guard checks a list, nods, and then says, "Okay, through the detector."

As Joyride walks through, Emerald asks what the arch-like structure is.

"Well lil' lady, it makes sure no bad people with weapons try to come through. We have lot's of important people here after all.

Emerald shifts uncomfortably. he still has that knife with him. What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 10:40:43 No. 25532332
>>25531985
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Emerald mentions how he was almost kidnapped yesterday and that he was a little scared about going out so he brought a knife with him, which he then pulls out and hands to the guard. He says that he didn't want to hurt anybody and that he was just scared and that he hopes he's not in trouble. He can feel the start of tears welling up in his eyes.

The guard gives a piteous smile when the knife is pulled out, and he takes it and gives the knife to the second guard.

"Don't worry lil' missy. I assure you this party is one of the safest places in all of Whitherwater right now. I will have to take the knife though, but if you want it back you can come get it after you leave, alright?"

Emerald nods and hurries up to meet Joyride, who is clearly trying very hard to surppress laughter.

"Man, you had more balls than I thought, bringing a knife to a party like this!"

Emerald hangs his head in shame, and after Joyride's chortles disappear she says, "Hey, come on now. If you were really that worried about getting kidnapped I'll give you a knife. A better one that you can actually sneak through those shitty detectors."

Emerald and Joyride walk through the door into a ballroom filled with people. The din of the happy party goers drowns out all the sound except for the band, which is playing a nice waltzy sorty of music. The guests are gathered into big groups and speaking about one thing or another. Joyride starts walking and after Emerald asks where she is going she says,

"Food. Food and then gossip."

Emerald looks around, he doesn't see Hope anywhere. He supposes he'll have to search for her if he wants to find her. Just looking around though he sees the food table Joyride spoke of, as well as some kids his own age sitting around looking bored in a corner.

What does Emerald do?

2015-11-23 11:58:22 No. 25533062
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(Last for the night. Going to be busy all Tuesday and Thanksgiving is Thursday, so I probably won't have another thread up until Friday at the earliest. Maybe Thursday night, we'll see. Sorry bros.)

Emerald decides to head over to the other kids.

There are just three of them sitting at the corner table, and Emerald says hi, and almost immediately freezes as he does.

"Well hey! My name is Shock Top! What's yours?" A very familiar looking pony says.

What does Emerald do?
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