Bite of Lime-Mouthful of FireColgate sat back in her seat, full glass floating heavy before her, shrouded in a blue glow. Her eyes ran slow and deliberate over the pink pony at the bar, taking in every curve.More Like This
She gently bit down on a lip, mind racing towards a smile she saw frequently around town, and that was enough to get her to her hooves. This far, she got most nights.
Her head throbbed, but thoughts of what was hidden behind that same smile took the first few steps to the bar. Hopes for what she could do for that smile took the rest. That part was fairly easy, too, and she had been here several times.
Sitting at the bar took more encouragement, and had only happened twice before. Once it had been a song that suddenly came on the jukebox on the far wall. It had been some silly old thing, and she couldn't even remember the words, but it had been enough. The other time, she had actually managed to force herself to do it, after a particularly rough day.
But now now what would it be? If she didn't get
Bottled Up - Fifth of MemoriesColgate stepped into the dark house, confused. She had intended to surprise Berry with an unexpected visit, but it seemed empty. A soft clink from one of the rooms belied its inhabitant, however, and she quietly made her way there, setting down a small bunch of lilies on an end table.More Like This
The earth pony didn't react. Instead, she just drained what was left in her glass and poured another.
"Bee, what are you doing in here? What if Ruby sees you?"
She spun quickly in her chair, appalled. "I would never-!" With a small exhale, Berry sluggishly turned back around, trying to hide her bleary eyes. "I'm sorry. She's at her friend's house for the day." Another long, slow drink. "I made sure she wouldn't be here."
She could hear Colgate softly creep near, and she set her glass down. A warm, heavy head rested on her shoulder, and she leaned into it, her own head swimming in a dull haze. There was no prodding. The unicorn let her speak on her own terms.
"Today was " grasping. "It's the