(Pinkie Pie’s point of view)
“Rainbow Dash, are you alright?” I ran over to her in a hurry, I have never seen her this distracted before, it’s just not like her.
When I got over to her, I saw that there was a piece of paper in her hooves, and she was clutching it tightly. “Rainbow?” She finally started to stir a little. Than she finally got up, and I started to jump up and down with joy! “Hey Rainbow Dash, what is that piece of paper you have there?” She looked at me funny.
“It’s none of your business, Pinkie,” she said as she got up and held the piece of paper close to her chest.
“Okidoki lowky,” I said with a smile, if she says it is none of my business, than it is none of my business, so I followed her skipping along.
She was headed for the Train Station, don’t know why she was headed for it, but she was, so I decided I would ask. “Rainbow Dash, why are you going to the Train Station?”
“Because I am meeting an old friend of mine there, Pinkie,” she said with a blissful smile on her face.
“Yay, I get to make a new friend. What's his or her name?”
“His name is Lightning Flash,” her smile got bigger when she said his name.
“How long is he staying?'
“He and his friend are going to be living in Ponyville,” we were now waiting outside of the Train Station.
I think we had waited for almost an hour when the train had arrived, and the first two ponies to walk out were stallions.
“Lightning Flash, I’m over here!” Rainbow Dash yelled with excitement.
The Pegasus amongst the two stallions looked over at at us with a big smile on his face,”Rainbow!” He ran right over to her, and they headbutted each other, with big smiles on their faces.
The other stallion, walked over to us, he had a sparkle in his eyes, but no smile on his face. He’s a unicorn, with bright yellow eyes, dark gray coat, midnight black mane and tail, and his cutie mark showed a dark void with a shining star in the middle. I couldn't help but but stare at it, the star is beautiful.
He must have noticed me looking at it when he said,”It means to be able to see the bright side of a dark situation. My name is Dusk Nightshade, may have the name of you sweet mare with the cute smile?” And he said all this without smiling at all!
“Pinkie Pie,” I paused for a second then asked, “why don’t you smile at all?”
“Pinkie, he doesn’t smile with his mouth, he smiles with his eyes,” said Lightning Flash,”there are only four ponies alive who have gotten him to smile,me, Grace, Grace’s husband, and my sister, after his parents destroyed his smile, and you would be one really special pony if you can get him to smile with his lips and not his eyes.”
Dusk gave Lightning a dirty look, wail Lightning just laughed.
“Pinkie, why don’t you show Dusk around Ponyville, me and Lightning have some catching up to do,” Rainbow Dash still had that blissful smile on her face.
“Okidoki, come on Dusk, lets go to Sugarcube Corner, Mr. and Mrs.Cake probably need help with the that cake they are making for a huge client!”
“Ok, lets go,” Dusk said calmly with the sparkle in his eyes brighter than before.
When we got there, Mrs.Cake was panicking, Mr.Cake looked like he was about to cry, and Pump Cake, Pound Cake and the Client looked confused.
“What's going on?” I asked Pound Cake.
“The cake fell apart when mommy and daddy took it out of the pan.”
“It doesn’t bother me at all, these things happen, but I wish they would stop freaking out,” said the client.. If I remember right I think his name is Reko, he has an orange coat,blue eyes,and a whitish/gray mane. He has on a robotic leg, and his cutie mark show a sword and shield.
“Thats not good, Mr. and Mrs.Cake’s cakes never fall apart!” I myself was starting to panic.
“Pinkie, calm down, if Reko says it is not a problem, than it is not a problem, he just wants it to taste good,” he paused for a second then continued,”I think the pans may need to be replaced with new ones, if a pan is really old, the cake will get to moist so than it falls apart, but it tastes so good when it is that moist, because it just melts in your mouth,” he started to show a hint of a smile on his face, but it still wasn't quite there.
“Thank you, Dusk, I’m going to miss having you around in Melanceville. It a shame that your parents couldn't learn to treat you better, for you have grown into one fine stallion that any mare would want to make her husband,” Reko then looked over at me, than to him.
Dusk blushed when he heard Reko say this, while I was just confused.
Mrs.Cake then stopped panicking, “Are you sure that it doesn't bother you?” she asked Reko.
“No, it doesn't bother me at all, my daughter and her husband will love it. It may not be pretty, but it is a fun looking cake, and it tastes wonderful.” He showed her a kind smile, and took a piece of cake off one of the three cake platters, walked over to Dusk and handed it to him. “Its good right,” it wasn't a question it was a statement.
Dusk took a bite, and for the first time I saw a smile on his face,”It tastes like Miss.Lill’s messy cake that she used to make for me and Grace!” His smile got bigger.
“Yes, that's why I thought she would like, because Miss.Lill was the mother she always wanted since she never had a chance to know hers,” Reko had a smile on his face.
For a while, I was trying to figure out what was going on, they seem to know each other too well, then ‘poof’ it clicked in, they use to live in the same town. Then I thought, Well no da Pinkie, that should have clicked in sooner!
The smile left Dusk’s face and his eyes, when he heard Reko say mother. The look on his face now was one of hatred and pain.
Reko notice it right away,”Dusk, you should be happy that you no longer have anything to do with those abusive, neglectful parents of your’s, and I will make sure they leave you alone!”
“Wait, did you just say that his parents were abusive to him?!” I couldn't believe that, what pony would ever mistreat their own filly?!
“Well, when they beat you, and tell you you are not worthy enough to inherit the family business, or you father beats you for smiling because he counts it as a form of weakness, and the fact they can’t stand to look at me because I am a Unicorn and they are Earth Ponies, well that sounds like abuse to me. But at least I was surrounded by ponies who loved me and cared about me,” he smiled at Reko.
“You will always be my adopted son, and you will probably always be Lightning’s adopted big brother.” Reko laughed cheerfully.
“Yay, cuz I’m his brother from another mother, who wishes his mother was my mother!”
At the end of the day, I finally had him smiling. Oh, boy, does he have a cute smile!End of part 2