|Pony Competition Staging Area|
All ponies gather in a staging area on the card catalog beneath the display shelf, to await judgement.
|Tier One of nervous contestants|
Some ponies, like some people, just aren't good enough. Some of them wonder, "Am I too dirty? Mane too tangled?"
One vintage pony notices newer ponies scoffing at her partially rubbed off cutie mark. She lowers her head, hope fading with the sunset.
|Tier 2 pony contestants wonder, "Are we on the lower tier for a reason? Did we do something wrong?"|
|Baby Rattles: ridden hard and put away wet?|
Baby Rattles is clearly vintage, and looking the worse for wear. He (she?) is a sleepy-time pony whose eyes are supposed to close when you tip her back into sleeping position. They only partially work now, and are pink-tinged and swollen around the edges. Has she been crying?
Buck up, Baby Rattles. Judgement Day is upon you.
(to be continued)