Junetree: -looks from her mate to her niece- I don’t know. He’s getting better in some ways, but worse in others. It’s super confusing. I just wish he would wake up and be all better.
Mapleglade: -closes eyes and relaxes, exhausted-
Junetree: -checks his temperature- He’s getting cooler. -sighs in relief and a small smile appears-
Maytree: -the next morning, leans over her sire- -licks his muzzle-
Mapleglade: -wakes up to someone’s soft tongue licking him- -perks ears and snorts-
Rainblaze: -dozes on and off, trying to sleep through the singing birds-
Junetree: -wakes up at the word from her filly- -gallops over- IS HE WAKING UP?!?! -doesn’t know what to do with herself so just collapses at his side and puts wing to Mapleglade’s cheek-
Maytree: He snorted Mommy! That means he’s okay, right? He only ever snorts when he’s amused.
Junetree: -shakes Mapleglade’s shoulder gently- My love, please wake up. -lays head on his chest-
Junetree: -ignores her filly-
Mapleglade: -coughs a bit and opens eyes- -looks down and sees Junetree- -jumps a bit- Junetree?
Junetree: -lifts head and face shines- You’re awake! Finally! -flung wings around him- -lets go- How do you feel?
Mapleglade: -groans and attempts to stand- Better, but weak
Junetree: -pushes him down again- Wow wow wow, not so fast.
Mapleglade: -snorts and collapses again- I’m starving
Junetree: Of coarse you are. You’ve been unconscious for days. Maytree, could you go gather some nuts for your sire?
Maytree: Of coarse mama. I’ll start right away. -trots in the direction she had seen an acorn tree- -stops when she nearly bumps into Crimsonwind- I am so sorry. -stands there awkwardly-
Crimsonwind: -perks ears- Oh, sorry Maytree.
Maytree: No, it was my fault. -pauses- Look, I’m sorry I was spying on you and Wispifrost earlier. I didn’t mean any harm...
Crimsonwind: Its okay, nothing bad happened
Maytree: -steps around him- Well, cya. -begins to gather nuts 20 yards away-
Maytree: -finishes gathering nuts and brings them back to her mother and father- -drops them at her sire’s side- There you go daddy. Sorry I took so long.
Mapleglade: -sniffs the nuts and smiles- Thats okay, thanks for getting me some -starts to eat them-
Maytree: -shuffles hooves uneasily- Daddy?
Maytree: Can I confide in you about something colt related? I heard that’s what I’m supposed to do when I have questions about those types of things.
Mapleglade: -stops chewing and stares at his filly- What? Colt? What colt?!
Maytree: Just hear me out, and don’t hurt the colt I am about to speak to you about please. Or else he may never speak to me again.
Junetree: -eaves-drops from a little distance away-
Mapleglade: -perks ears- Alright, I’m listening
Maytree: -shuffles hooves uneasily- Okay. Ohh, where to begin? Well, my cousin has a crush on Crimsonwind, and I think I do too, which is a problem. And he doesn’t really care about me.
Mapleglade: -jaw hangs open-
Mapleglade: -blinks, trying to find out what to say-
Maytree: Well? Any fatherly advice?
Mapleglade: Well um..
Mapleglade: Aren’t you to young to worry about love?
Maytree: -rolls eyes- It’s only a crush father. Don’t take it so seriously.
Mapleglade: Haven’t you ever heard that every sire should worry about his filly and her crush?!
Maytree: Noooo... -bites lip- Is that a rule? Definite rule I mean?
Mapleglade: -snorts- I know your already a yearling, but...
Maytree: Gee, It’s not like I want to marry him. -mumbles,- Yet.
Mapleglade: -raises the place where the eyebrow would be- What was that you said?
Maytree: Forget it. I don’t know how I feel right now. That’s why I came to you. For help.
Mapleglade: Alright. What were you wondering about exactly?
Maytree: What to do about the feelings I think I have.
Mapleglade: Well, does this colt like you back?
Maytree: No idea. How do I tell? Could you watch us and tell me or something?
Mapleglade: Well... I guess, whatever makes my little filly happy -squeezes her lightly with wing- Who did you say this colt was?
Maytree: Crimsonwind. You know, good son of Mintbreeze and Racewind?
Mapleglade: You couldn’t find any other colt to have a crush on??
Whitefrost: -watches his sire react to the cure- -looks at the fillies- Do you think he’ll be okay?
Emeraldblaze: -shrugs- Hopefully
Maytree: Nope. Will you do it?
Maytree: Just tell me what you think he thinks of me next time he’s around.
Mapleglade: -snorts- Fine, but I don’t see why I’m agreeing to this. You shouldn’t be worrying about this till your 3!
Maytree: It’s just a CRUSH father. Also, fillies worry about it at age 1. Colts start officially at age 3. It’s different for colts and fillies.
Mapleglade: Other fillies worry about it. Not my filly.
Maytree: -makes a face- That’s not fair!
Mapleglade: Is too!
Junetree: -stops eaves-dropping and walks over- You’re not talking about colts, are you two?
Junetree: Well, it had to happen sometime I suppose. -long sigh- So, Crimsonwind huh?
Maytree: Were you listening?!
Junetree: That’s my job as your dam. So, darling, -looks at Mapleglade- are you going to do what your daughter requested? I want to know for... reasons I don’t have to share?
Mapleglade: -huffs- Fine, whatever. Next time I see him I’ll see.
Maytree: -grins- Thanks Daddy. I know this is very hard for you, so it means that much more.
Mapleglade: -moans- If this colt likes you back, we are definitely setting some conditions!
Crimsonwind: -looks around for Wispifrost and trots up to her- Whatcha doing?
Maytree: Faaaaather. Noooooo.
Wispifrost: Um.. -looks at dam for help-
Wispiflower: -steps up- Hey there Crimsonwind. We’ve just been talking a bit about mother-daughter stuff.
Coperpool: -comes out of surprises daze after being told by Windwing that Wispiflower was considering leaving Windwing- -stares at him- I really cannot believe that she would leave you without a REALLY good reason. Like, whole-world-depends-on-it reason.
Mapleglade: Well, what do you expect? Your curfew is before sundown, definitely no sneaking away or you will be grounded for a very, very long time, no talking back or whining thinking we’re gonna give in to allow you to stay out late or something, do not go past your curfew, and absolutely NO FOALS TILL YOUR OFFICIALLY MATES AND UNTIL YOUR 10!
Crimsonwind: Oh, um.. excuse me for interrupting
Windwing: -nods and sighs- If its really what she wants.. so be it. But I would hate to lose her
Wispifrost: No, it’s fine... -thinks back on the embarrassing discovery from earlier- Did you um... want to talk about you-know-what?
Maytree: Father, I would never do that last one. -uncertain of that- But to the others, THAT IS SO NOT FAAAAAIR!!!!!!!!
Coperpool: You didn’t sound that devastated. Please tell me you’re not actually thinking about letting this happen without fighting it.
Crimsonwind: Oh um.. we don’t need to..
Mapleglade: Uh huh. -snorts- Wanna know unfair? Not even allowed to be interested in other fillies when I was already 5. Thats what Windwing and I had to live through.
Windwing: I’ve tried... but Wispiflower won’t even listen to me. She just flies off.
Maytree: Wow.... that’s VERY unfair... Okay I guess your rules are slightly acceptable now that I know that...
Coperpool: -gets idea- I think I know a way to make her listen to you.
Coperpool: I have connections. I will make the arrangements. She’ll never see it coming.
Maytree: -spots Crimsonwind- -points- There he is.
Coperpool: Although, she might get mad that we deceived her. Are you sure you want to agree to this?
Windwing: Not if its gonna upset her more! I’ve hurt her enough.
Coperpool: Well... it may be your only chance. And it won’t be bad to the rest of us at all, but she might get frustrated that there will be no getting away from talking to you. You’ll figuratively and literally be trapped in a cave together.
Wispifrost: -shooes her mother away- No, I think we should.
Windwing: -gapes- I can’t do that! Trapped in a cave together?! Are you serious? She would kill me
Crimsonwind: Oh.. are you sure??
Coperpool: She wouldn’t KILL you. She’d just be a bit... frustrated. I’ve known her a year and a half longer then you have remember. Junetree’s known her since they were foals though. That’s an idea. Talk to Junetree about what to do!
Wispifrost: We don’t have to if it makes you feel weird...
Coperpool: Actually, I strongly suggest you talk to my sister.
Crimsonwind: I don’t want to get into your personal business
Windwing: Alright. Do you know where she is?
Coperpool: With Mapleglade And Wispiflower. -realizes problem- Uh, I’ll have Rainblaze lead her away while you talk with Junetree.
Coperpool: -indicates the direction to go- -canters ahead- -stops at Rainblaze’s side, out of breath- Can... you... do... something.... for me...?
Rainblaze: -perks ears- Sure... why are you out of breath?
Coperpool: Never mind that. Can you take Wispiflower, say, as far as you can take her away from this place without escaping?
Rainblaze: This sounds suspicious to me
Coperpool: Windwing’s coming here, and he doesn’t want Wispiflower to get worked up.
Rainblaze: Hmm. What’s my excuse if she asks why I’m taking her away?
Coperpool: Uhhh....... Racewind is after her again??? Nah, that’s not a very good one... well, it’s my only idea so let’s go with it?
Rainblaze: Alright. I’ll see what I can do
Coperpool: Thanks. Any way I can repay you for the trouble? There would have been a LOT of scary drama if you hadn’t agreed to help.
Rainblaze: No need to repay me. Is this about Windwing and Wispiflower possibly breaking up again?
Coperpool: What do you mean again? This is the first time as far as I can remember.
Rainblaze: Y’know they have always been fighting and arguing. I’m afraid they won’t last much longer..
Wispiflower: -walks up- Hey, what are you guys talking about?
Rainblaze: Wispiflower, Coperpool found Racewind spying on you again. We think he’s after you. We were planning on me taking you away from here
Rainblaze: I actually found a hidden cave behind a waterfall a few days ago while looking for a place to escape, and now with Racewind trying to find you again that would be the perfect hiding spot
Wispiflower: I hate him. Alright, take me there. But, should I bring the foals?
Rainblaze: Umm.. -looks at Coperpool for help-
Coperpool: I think they should be okay. He’s not after them.
Wispiflower: But he might capture them and use them as bargaining chips.
Coperpool: .... -looks at Rainblaze for help-
Rainblaze: Windwing will watch them. Besides, they are already yearlings and Whitefrost is a fighter and Wispifrost is good at sneaking away for help. They’ll be okay
Wispiflower: -slumps a bit at Windwing’s name- -feels a flood of sadness, longing, and self doubt- -remembers to nod- I suppose you’re right. Well, lead the way then.