>>33867947>The ship rocked uneasily around her, and Applejack's stomach trembled in protest>But it was totally empty now, leaving her feeling clean and blankly exhausted>She took a sip from the mug
"Bleck! Pinkie, did you pour something in this?">Pinkie pulled a "who, me?" type of face>"What, it's just a little pick-me-up. What's the harm?"
"We shouldn't be drinkin' on a cruise.">"Jackie, Jackie. That's exactly what cruises are for! Now c'mon-- to lost love, and new love yet to come!">She pulled her own mug of coco from seemingly nowhere and clinked it against Applejack's>Reluctantly, Applejack drank>She wasn't reluctant for long>Outside, just a few feet away, Rarity walked slowly down the hall>She held her arms folded over her chest, and her eyes stayed on the ground, slightly mesmerized by the carpet's swirling patterns>While she was with her friends, she'd felt elated, almost as if nothing was different>But now that she was alone again, she was almost in a trance>She felt flat, somehow, and the inside of her head was foggy and cold>Applejack had left earlier, where had she gone?>Maybe she was in her room, but Rarity didn't know which one that was>A stupid, childish part of her thought that, if she could just find Applejack's room, she could knock on the door, apologize for everything she said, and the two would fall into each other's arms and kiss this whole terrible feeling away>Again, that the stupid part of her>She leaned up against the wall, tracing the stuco's grain with a finger>Dimly, though she was sure she was imagining it, she thought she could hear Applejack's voice coming from nearby