Get ready for a sads...>“Excuse me?” asks a confused Twilight Velvet.>“Her boyfriend,” Gordon says plainly. >She silently nods as she mouths the word “oh”.>You take a bite of your cookie so you don’t laugh.>Barbara blushes.>Then, a knock on the wall outside the room...>“Uh, mom? Are they here yet or should we...oh…”>Twilight Sparkle, in proper sleep-over attire, meekly pauses at the sight of company, taken aback.>Then, she sees you.>Just a little bit of tension in her shoulders drops...>“So, um, hi Anon,” she says awkwardly, but with a genuine attempt at sounding friendly. >She must not know how to talk to you after all that’s happened today.>I mean, what would she say?>Probably something like, “Oh, hey Anon! How’s that there missing Dad search going?” or “So what was up with that crazy Doc-Ock girl that’s after you, huh?”>Of course, she doesn’t.>Her mom smiles at her.>“Are the rest of the girls ready?”>She nervously darts her eye towards you.>“Yeah, I-I think so. I’ll tell them that we should get a move on.”>She’s about to dismiss herself, but stops.>“Er, actually, can Anon come up for a minute?”>Twilight Velvet shrugs.>“If he and Barbara want to,” she answers.>When you look at the stare Twilight Sparkle gives you, you instantly know why.
“I’d love to,” you say, finishing the last bite of your current cookie.>Barbara shrugs, remaining in her seat.>“I think I’m fine down here.”>You mentally thank her.>You need to see your group, and while you harbor no ill feelings to Barbara, you said it yourself.>You’ve only known her for a few hours.