“A New Friend
It was a beautiful day in Nebraska. Ten year old Megan Hartson smiled as she got ready to go to ponyland.
She had been going over the Rainbow to ponyland now for two years and she enjoyed the time she spent there. What made this trip special though was that she was going to bring her little sister, Molly, who was just
two years old with her. She had promised Molly that she would bring her and she
had told her all of the stories about her adventures with Firefly, Medley, Fizzy and all of the baby ponies and Molly was
eager to go. She liked Firefly and had met her a couple of times so far. Firefly even had a special name for Molly. She
called Molly her precious peanut. Molly enjoyed that special name and enjoyed
spending time with Firefly. Firefly had a special name for Megan too. She called Megan her sweet girl and Megan enjoyed that a lot. She
and Molly, along with their sister, Julie, loved Firefly a lot.
Firefly would sometimes stay to play with Molly and Julie when she brought Megan back home, but that was only if Megan’s
Uncle Mark was out, which was very often.
As Megan searched the sky
for her best friend of two years, Molly gasped and said, “Firefy!!! Firefy!! Megan!!! Look, Firefy!!”
Megan giggled at her little
sister’s proununciation of their friend’s name and smiled.
my little sunshine. That is Firefly. Come
on. Let’s go say hi.” Megan
scooped Molly up in her arms and went to greet her best friend. She gave Firefly
a hug and let Molly give her one as well.
“Hey my precious
peanut. How are you?” Firefly
asked as Molly gave her a hug and kiss.
“Good!” Molly said happily. Then she turned to
Megan and asked, “Go to ponyland now, Megan? Pease?”
Megan nodded and scooped
Molly up in her arms.
“We sure are, my
little sunshine. Come on.” She
hopped on Firefly’s back and they headed over the Rainbow to Dream Valley.
As Firefly soared over
the Rainbow, she asked, “Where’s my Jules?”
house for the day,” Megan replied.
“Aunt Abby is going to bring her back to Uncle Mark’s house an hour after we get back.”
Firefly nodded. She missed
her Jules, but she was glad Julie was having fun. Julie really deserved it.
When they got to Ponyland
and Dream Castle, Molly started becoming
shy. She wasn’t used to everyone and she started crying as Megan put her
down so that she could greet the little ponies.
“Aw, it’s okay,
my little sunshine,” Megan said as she picked Molly up and hugged her close. “It’s okay, Moll. Megan has
you. You’re safe and sound in my arms where you belong. It’s okay, sweetie. That’s my little sunshine. It’s okay. Come on, let’s
go inside and have some juice and pretzels.
Do you want to go inside with me and have a
snack with Firefly?”
Molly nodded as she buried
her face in Megan’s shoulder and continued to cry.
When they reached the kitchen,
they found Medley, Fizzy and Baby Cotton Candy enjoying lunch. Fizzy galloped
over to Megan as did Medley and Magic Star.
After Megan greeted them,
she put Molly down, who immediately wrapped her arms around Megan’s waist, wanting to be picked up again.
Molly,” Megan soothed. “It’s
all right. We’re going to sit down and have something yummy to eat now. Come on.” She picked Molly up and
gave her a hug before setting her in a booster seat that the ponies had set up for her.
After Molly was sitting down, Megan sat down next to her.
After Firefly had given
Megan and Molly their snack, Megan thanked her and then said, “What do you say to Firefly, Moll?”
Molly looked towards Firefly
and said, “Thank you, Firefy.”
welcome, my precious peanut. Enjoy.” After Firefly had gotten something
to eat for herself, she sat down.
As Molly ate her snack,
she looked across the table at Fizzy, who smiled at her warmly.
Just then, without warning,
a few bubbles came out of Fizzy’s horn.
Molly giggled at this and
smiled at the green unicorn. She then turned to Megan and asked, “Megan,
Megan smiled and said,
“That’s my friend, Fizzy. Fizzy, this is my little sister, Molly.”
Fizzy nodded and smiled
at the child.
to meet you, Molly.” Fizzy then blew more bubbles, getting another giggle
out of Molly.
“I think Molly likes
your bubbles,” Megan said with a giggle.
She then turned to Molly and asked, “Do you like Fizzy’s bubbles, Moll?”
Molly nodded and then asked,
“Blow bubbles gan, pease, Fizzy?”
“Sure!” Fizzy said, giggling herself. “I’m
glad you like ‘em. Do you want to play with me after lunch, Molly?”
Molly nodded and smiled. She then turned to Megan and asked, “Me play with Fizzy afer lunch, pease, Megan?”
Megan nodded and smiled
at her little sister.
“Sure you can, Moll. Just let me get you cleaned up first. You
have to finish your lunch, okay?”
nodded and did so.
my good girl.”
After lunch was over, Megan washed Molly’s
face and helped her wash her hands. After she was washed up, Megan let her go
play with Fizzy.
As Fizzy blew more bubbles
for Molly, Megan went to read a book in the sunroom and talk to Firefly and Medley.
She knew that Fizzy would take good care of Molly.
As Fizzy was playing bubble
catch with Molly, Baby Heart Throb and Gusty came into the room. Gusty smiled
when she saw Molly. She had never met her before, but she had heard a lot about
her from Megan.
said. “Whose the kid?”
“This is Megan’s
little sister, Molly. Molly, this is Gusty and this is Baby Heart Throb. Can you say hi, sweetie?”
Molly shook her head and
did something that surprised Fizzy. She started crying and instead of running
to find Megan, she buried her face in Fizzy’s mane, while wrapping her arms around Fizzy’s neck.
“Aw, it’s okay,
Molly. It’s all right. Gusty
won’t hurt you. You don’t have to be afraid..”
“Well, see ya later,
bubble head!” Gusty said, directing her comment at Fizzy.
Molly turned around and
glared at Gusty.
“No call Fizzy names!
NOT nice! Say sorry!” Molly demanded.
Gusty was taken aback by
Molly’s outburst. She didn’t know that Molly was going to understand
what she had said, let alone who the comment was for.
Fizzy nodded and glared
Just then, Megan came into
the room. When she saw that Molly was crying, she went to scoop her up, but Molly
backed away and pointed an accusing finger at Gusty.
on?” Megan asked. “Is
“She’s fine. She’s just mad at Gusty.”
“Why?” Megan asked.
“Gusty call Fizzy
bubble head,” Molly told Megan through her tears. “make her say sorry!”
Megan nodded and smiled
at her sister’s kindness. She had no idea that Molly was going to warm
up to Fizzy so fast. Then again, Fizzy was the sweetest and friendliest unicorn
Megan had ever met, so it wasn’t surprising that the two had formed a close bond in just a few hours.
“Gusty,” Megan said, frowning, “you need to say you’re sorry to Fizzy.”
“But I was only kidding.”
“Were not!” Molly shot back tearfully. “Say
sorry now! You not hurt my best fend!”
Fizzy’s heart melted
at this compliment from Molly. She had barely known her for an hour and already
the child had said she, Fizzy, was her best friend. Gusty blushed, but did as
she was told. Even though she didn’t feel it.
“There,” Megan said, smiling at Fizzy and Molly. “Feel better,
Molly nodded and her tears
stopped almost instantly.
Gusty smiled and then said,
“Sorry that you are such an air head!” With that,she left, laughing.
Molly glared after her
and gave Fizzy a hug and started crying again.
“Shh, shh, hush. Shh, hush. It’s okay, Molly. It’s all right. Shh, hush.,” Fizzy soothed. “It’s okay,
Molly. It’s all right. I’m
okay. I promise.” She nuzzled
Molly gently and reassured her that she wasn’t hurt by what Gusty had said. It
took some time, but Molly eventually calmed down and she and Fizzy started to play
Megan smiled as she patted Molly’s
shoulder and said,
“You guys play and
then in a little while, we have to go home.”
Molly shook her head as
fresh tears came.
“No!” She whimpered. “Don’t want
go home, Megan! Want to say here with Fizzy!”
Fizzy soothed her as did
Megan, but it was no use. Molly didn’t want to leave and she wasn’t
very happy when Megan announced it was time to go an hour later.
When they got back to Uncle Mark’s house,
Megan put Molly down for her nap and then asked, “Did you have fun today, my little sunshine?”
Molly nodded as she closed
“Want to see Fizzy gan, pease, Megan?” Molly asked hopefully.
“Sure you can,” Megan said. “I promise, we’ll
go back to ponyland tomorrow.”
Molly nodded and drifted
off to sleep.
Megan smiled as she kissed
Molly on the cheek and gave her shoulder a pat.
“Sweet dreams, my
little sunshine. I love you very much. I’ll see you when you wake up.” With
that, Megan went to see what Julie was up to. She wanted to make sure her little one was okay.
As Megan left the room,
she smiled. She was glad that Molly had made a new friend and Megan knew that
Molly and Fizzy would be friends for a long time. Both of them had really big
hearts and Fizzy really cared about Molly as well as Megan and she loved to have fun.
Megan couldn’t wait
until she took her sisters to Ponyland again. She knew Molly and Julie would have a good time.
After all, there was always another Rainbow around the bend and if you looked hard enough, you could find a Rainbow
anywhere. And Megan was sure the same thing went for a new best friend.