It was in the afternoon and Raspberry walked in the ice cream
shop. She immediately noticed Lunarstar and her friends at the
counter. She walked to a booth from a distance and sat down.
Just then a light green pony with white hair walked up to her,
"May I take your order?"
"I'll take a banana split," Raspberry replied.
"Coming right up," The green pony replied, then she
turned and left. A little while later she returned with a banana
split and then left again.
Raspberry took the spoon and began eating the strawberry ice
cream scoop as she watched Lunarstar. She saw the other girls
laughing and talking, it was obvious they were all very good
friends. She had wished for so long to have friends like that
but she was never able to make friends. As she eat and stared
at Lunarstar, she began to remember Skyview when he found her
lost in the forest. She had talked to him about her problems
with friends. She remembered what he had told her 'You've been
trying to make friends with the wrong ponies.' she remembered
what Little Flitter had said to her 'Be yourself and talk to
ponies.' Raspberry wondered if it was really that simple? Could
she just be herself and talk to Lunarstar? The thought of her
when she was little being ignored be everyone made her afraid
to try. She was so close to Lunarstar and her friends, all she
had to do is just talk to them but she couldn't bring herself
to leave the booth.
She sat and began to imagine what it would be like to be their
friend. She would laugh and talk about everything. For awhile
it made Raspberry happy just thinking about it.
When she finished her banana split, she stood up and left
the booth, walking to the exit as she past Lunarstar and her
friends. Just then Blizzard walked in and sat at a table. The
girls immediately noticed him and said Hi. Raspberry sighed sadly
that no one even looked at her. She continued walking and left
"Was that Raspberry?" Bon Bon asked surprisingly.
"It sure was," Melody replied, "she's been watching
us since she got in."
"She seems a bit sad too," Starlight added as she watched
Raspberry pass the window.
"Why was she watching us?" Luna asked.
"Who knows. Maybe she wished she had her friends back?"
Bon Bon guessed.
"Well I don't think anyone will want to be her friend after
hearing what her former friends said," Melody exclaimed.
"Maybe she's changed?" Sweetheart wondered.
"Her?!" Melody exclaimed, "No way. She's annoying
and you can't trust her."
"Blizzard," Luna called to him, "Do you think
Blizzard looked up at her from his table, "Well she hasn't
been the annoying little pony that she usually is and has been
pretty good about leaving me alone."
Lunarstar looked at her friends and smiled, "If you ask
me that sounds like she's changing. Why don't we give her a chance?"
The girls looked at each other silently and then looked at Lunarstar.
"Alright, I guess we can give her a chance," Starlight
Raspberry walked home as the leaves fell from the trees, landing
on her head and back. She turned into her yard and entered the
"Raspberry, is that you?" her mother asked.
"Yes mom. I'll be in my room," Raspberry replied.
"Ok, I'll send Blueberry to get you when dinner is ready,"
her mother replied.
Raspberry walked up the steps and into her room. She closed the
door behind her and laid on her bed staring at the empty cage.
She remember when Little Flitter was in the cage. She had often
given her candy bars and told her about her problems. Raspberry
felt a few tears drip from her cheek as she thought about her
first true friend.
"I wish you were here," Raspberry mumbled. Then she
turned over feeling to sad to look at the cage. As she laid there,
she began to feel relax and comfortable. Her eyes were heavy
and starting to hurt. She closed her eyes and soon fell into
a deep sleep.