Veri paused mid-swing and set down the hammer she was using and smiled at Roxy.
"A new one? Really? Well then, let’s give him a warm welcome, hm?" Veri finished working the metal and set it aside to cool, then stepped outside and breathed deeply. "It was getting a bit stuffy in there. And a muffin sounds nice right about now." She grinned and made her way to the house, occasionally pausing to stretch.
Grim had shown Starshine his room, setting the books down on the bed and had set down some basic rules, which boiled down to “be nice, don’t make a mess, do your chores, and don’t do something stupid.”
"And don’t forget, Starshine. You’re here because the Princess believed you capable of greatness. While I am your teacher, only you can show others how great you are. Other than that, dinner will be ready around six o’clock tonight. Today is a free day, so enjoy it." Starshine nodded and got to work on unpacking his things.
Roxy gave an excited nod, hopping in place when she said she’d leave to greet him. “He’s being shown his room right now, but I’m sure he’d love to meet you. He seems a bit enrvous but I just wonder if he’s here because of the same circumstances as I, or if he’s in training for something. Who knows, but it’s not my bizz to pry!” Once inside, roxy floated a muffin over to verdi and had her magic pour her a refreshing glass of cold milk.
"To wash it down with of course! Oh, I’ll be right with you! I have to write a letter. "
She took a parchment and a quill and began to write.
'Dearest Sister Scarlet.
I received your letter. I’m glad to hear from you. Things are going smooth and I’ve learned a lot since my last letter sent. We just got a new tennant, a stallion named starshine. he’s hear to learn under the same teacher as I am. I wonder what he’s training for. i bet it’s for something cool. I perfected my teleportation spell and I’m trying not to abuse the power. I don’t want to become lazy again! Hehe!
Your little sister, Roxanne.
P.S: I will keep the fruits and veggies thing in mind. And if it’s about that, shhhhh. ://)’
She wrapped it up and put a ribbon around it,. If she hurried,s he could get it to the post office to send really quick.
'I'll be right back, grim. I'm going to send sis my ltter scroll the old fashion way.' she thought up to him and shut the door behind her.
Grim nodded to himself and smiled, then headed downstairs to get dinner started. While he was busy in the kitchen, he decided to listen in on Starshine, who had gone for a walk outside soon after unpacking.
Starshine looked around the grounds, noticing a large garden in the back. He headed for it and saw it filled with well-kept flower beds, a farm plot, and a collection of statues. All the statues were of dragons and ponies either fighting each other or working together against an enemy. They all featured Grim. This did not sit well with Starshine, as each statue had a plaque on its base, which detailed the year it showcased.
He walked along the path, staring in awe at each plaque as the dates rolled further back in time. Finally, he came to an ancient wall, showcasing a battle between what appeared to be Luna, Celestia, and Discord. He had seen the stained glass windows in the castle showing a similar scene, but they weren’t as detailed as this mural was.
Grim, having been “watching” for the past few hours, had already finished cooking dinner, and rang the bell to signal that it was ready. He knew Starshine could hear it, and that the stallion would be here on time.