Chapter 4 Doze Off

Star still hears the beep.  She opens her eyes and looks at the clock.  It’s said five A.M as alarm is still ringing.  Star use her right hoof and click on top of the loud alarm clock.  Her mane is all mess up.  As she gets out of her bed and heads to the mirror, she then looks at herself, knowing she giggles at it. Then she goes down two floors to the basement while she’s half asleep.   After that, she got her lab coat, her boots, gloves, and goggles.  She puts them on and heads to the lab with all the rats.

When she first went in the lab she turn on the dim lights on her left then takes a bucket on her left and then head over to the sink.  She then fills it up with water, then she grabs the bucket full of water with both of her hoofs and put it in the tub.  Then went back to the sink to fill the bucket up with full of water again. Then she walks over to the tub and pours the water.  Then she drains the tub that hooks up to the pipes so the rats can have water all at once.  She then put the bucket back to the same place where it use to be.  Star grabs the bag of food and pours the food on the tub trays that has holes in it. She dumps food on the first tub tray then the second tray, third, fourth, fifth, and then the sixth tray.  So all the rats get their food. Then she grabs one of the trays and put it in rat cage as she done this six times with the other rat cages.

Star turn off the dim lights on her right and walks out of the lab and put the lab equipment next to the washboard. She then goes upstairs two floors to take a bath. Once she gets to the bathroom Star use her left hoof to the closest knob to her. It pours out cold at first then it switches to hot.  Then she uses her right hoof to turn on the cold water on the farthest knob.  Then when it get warm she plugs the bathtub and light up on the right side.  Then she heads over to the sink, she grabs the toothbrush and toothpaste.  Star use her left hoof to squeeze the toothpaste. When she had enough toothpaste on the brush she then brushes her teeth using the toothbrush with her right hoof as the bathtub gets ready. She then spits in the sink and then uses mouthwash. She then goes to the bathtub and turns the knobs so the water is off.  Then Star heads to the sink to spit. She uses a small towel to her left for her mouth.

Star gets in the tub. She then gets her hair wet, puts shampoo and then scrubs her hair for a couple minutes.  Star dumps her head in the tub and washes it with water.  She then grabs the cloth and puts a soap block on the piece of cloth.  She then wraps it around dips it in water and then scrubs herself with it.  After that, she then unwraps the cloth and puts the soap back where it use to be and then toss the cloth in the sink. Star gets out of the tub and then dries herself off with the big towel.

After that, she goes to the mirror.  The mirror had to be wiped down because of the moisture that was in the room from the warm water.  Star use the towel that she dried off from and use it to wipe down the mirror from the moisture. Star puts the big towel back on the rack.  Then she goes back to the sink and grabs the cloth and twirl it to get rid of the water that was in the cloth.  Star put the cloth back where it use to be.  She then goes to the sink opens the drawer and grab her comb.  Star comb her hair with her right hoof while she is looking at the mirror to fix her hair. She then goes to the bathtub and unplugs it while the lights turn off.

Star walks out of the bathroom she then walks downstairs and heads to the kitchen. As she hears her doorbell ring.  Star then heads over to the window to see who it is. It is her friends Fruit and Flora.  As they knocking on the door and ring the doorbell, Star opens the door.  They both wave and said, “Hi.”  They both look at Star’s tail and it is a complete mess.  Flora grabs her brush in her purse and use magic on the brush and tries to comb Star’s tail. As her tail gets brushed by Flora they all talk about school for a few minutes.  After Star’s tail isn’t a mess anymore Flora put her comb back in the purse with her magic.  Then they all run to school.

As they get to school they have to catch their breath for a few seconds.  They put some stuff in their lockers. Then they all grab the stuff for English  as they quickly go to their class.

Star just went to the room as the bell rings one minute later.  She then finds her seat in the back with Orion Norway to the right of her.  

Kitty Bar opens the door to the classroom and starts to take student role.

A few minutes later Kitty Bar said Star Tech; as she stood up like she is a professional.  

Orion Norway talks to Star, “Is that necessary?”  as he looks at her.

Kitty Bar then speaks, “She can do whatever she wants to, Orion.”  

“Mostly Orion is somewhat a bit of a jerk sometimes.” as Jewel speaks loudly.

The ponies talk about what just happen.

Kitty Bar shouts, “Enough.”  as Star sits down.

Kitty Bar then speaks, “Detention Jewel half hour.”

Kitty Bar then continues student role.  One minute later student role is now in session, every pony is here.

Kitty Bar reviews the old words from yesterday and put them into sentences.

A lot of ponies are paying attention in class.

Star is going to write down these notes as she picks up a pencil with her mouth and then grabs a piece of paper out of her desk.  She then notices most of the ponies are doing the same thing.  Star wrote some stuff down.  She put her name and date on the top left corner.  She then writes all the stuff on the board as the teacher is teaching at a mid range pace.

As the bell rings at eight o’clock A.M.  Star went to her locker and get her other stuff for science.  She then went to class.  As she gets back to her seat the science teacher came in. The teacher gives them their science books.  Star happen to get science book number sixty seven.  She notices that the number is inside the book on the top left corner when it is first opens the cover page.

Cloud then takes student role.  He then teaches more on the biosphere and the cycle of life.

Star grabs a piece of paper to write some notes down as she looks in the science book on page seven.  She also looks at the board and thinking about stuff to prepare for what’s at home.   Star knew that maybe she can make a simple invention with a biosphere in her basement with all the rats.  

Star then doze off just a tiny bit.  She then went back to reality as the bell rings. The ponies went to get their stuff for the next class.

Star gets back to the room and knows about something and then looks at the window knowing it’s nine o’clock in the morning.  She then hears the bell ring again as the science teacher went out of the room.  Everyone heads back to their seats and wait for the math teacher to get here.  Then the bell rings again.

The math teacher walks in the room and takes student role.  Everyone grabs out their math books and opens to page six.

The math teacher name is Hyperion Calculator.  She then talks about money currency such as bronze, silver, gold, and platinum bits.  Hyperion speaks in a tone voice and looks at the student's, “Bits are money where you can buy stuff.  Also, they can buy you a house or pay for travel.”  Star writes everything down on a piece of paper.  Then the teacher passes out the shiny bits to the ponies.  So they know what they look like.

As a pony turns around and passes the bronze bit to Star.  She then takes a look at it.  As she looks at the bronze bit Star passes it to Orion on her right.  Then later the silver bit gets a pass around to the ponies till Star gets it.  She takes a good look at it.  Then she passes the silver bit to the pony in front of her.  Then soon or later Star gets the gold bit as she knows it has Princess Celestia face on it for the heads.  The tails it has the gala castle on it.  Then Star passes the bit to her right.  Then Star gets the platinum bit.  It’s very heavy knowing it’s just one bit, however it is the heaviest bit she ever held with her hooves.

Then the bell rings at  ten o’clock A.M

Star gets up and goes to her locker just like everyone is doing.  Then they all go back to class with other stuff for blueprints.  Everyone takes their seat and the science teacher left.  Shine runs to the room where she posts to be early.  She then opens the door while sliding in and hitting on the desk with her face.  She then drops and said, “I'm here every pony. A teacher can’t be late to teach the class.”  She then gets up and starts to take student role.  It’s now ten o-seven clock A.M as Shine finish taking student role.  She then notices that Jewel isn’t sleeping this time.

Now Shine teaches more planning on making a Crystal house.  Everyone grabs a piece of paper and draw.  Star is still in the back row seat and notices she is trying to plan out everything. She thinks in her mind , “Wow this could work.  Make it a secret laboratory in the basement with engineering skills.” as Star scratches her head.

Then the bell rings at eleven o’clock in the morning and every pony lines up for lunch hour.  Star is in the back of the line.  The line moves out of the room and heads to the entrance of the cafeteria.  Star Tech walks behind Plus System as she smells him, knowing she is trying not to blush.  As the line makes it to the entrance.  Star looks at the menu banner that is hanging from the ceiling.  Rice balls, sushi, and lobster for lunch.  

Star smiles as she thinks in her mind, “Sushi with three rice balls or lobster and two rice balls.” The line moves up as Star pays three bits for the Sushi.  As the line keeps moving Star gives the lunch lady the sushi ticket. She then gives the Sushi tray to Star.  The little filly takes the tray with the food on top of it and then sits where her friends are.

Star sits next to Fruit Basket on her left this time, across from Star is Flute Melody, and on her right is just an empty seat.  Cotton Sugar starts the conversation, “Hey! We should have a tea party after school.” as she then smiles.  

“A party?” as Flute Melody questions her.

“Yes, a party for Black Snooty.  He’s turning two.”  as Cotton gets hyper.

Star then thinks in her head, “Hmmm…  A birthday party.  Is it always good to relax when you do work right?  Think this is someone's birthday party I have to go and celebrate.  I think I should ask what time it will be.”

Cotton Sugar gives them invitations to all of her friends.

Star looks at the invitations and sees five o'clock P.M this Saturday.  She also notices the address to the place.  It said number twenty four fifteen northeast district.   Star then eats her first rice ball and then munches on a sushi roll and drinks three sixteenths of milk to wash it down.  Nine minutes then pass.  Every pony then talks about the prince again.

Cotton starts the conversation, “Well Prince Sombra looks cute.” as she continues eating her food.

Flute then speaks, “Well the Prince must be rich.” as she takes a sip of her milk very formal and elegantly.

Fruit eat some lobster and gulps her milk, “Well like it or not, Prince can be not as great as you think so."

Star and Flora nod their heads and agree with Fruit.  Honey gulps the milk and then set the milk cartage, “Well there are always two ways.  First, a Prince is always by mares.  Second were lowlifes compare to the high rich ponies.”

Star nods her head, “That is a good point.” as she chows down on the second rice ball and finishes the sushi roll.

A kindergarten trips on the floor right behind Star Tech and begins to cry.  Star then looks at the crying kindergarten pony and notice she didn’t have money or brought a lunch.  She then notices that the pony looks hungry.  Star tells her friends to scoots down just a bit.  Star tries to comfort the pony, “What is your name little pony?”

“The name is Roger Banks.” as he sniffs three times.  Star use her clean napkin to wipe his sad tears.  Roger stomach growls.  Star gives her last rice ball to Roger, “I’m full here eat up.” as she gives him the rice ball.  Roger then scuffs it down.  Then Star gives him the rest of her milk carton.  Roger then smiles and then drinks all of it.

Cotton, Honey, Fruit, Flute, and Flora speak at the same time, “Are you ok Roger?”

Roger lift his head up and speaks to the group, “Yea thanks.  You ponies are nice.” as he still sniff two more times.

A few staff runs in the lunchroom knowing there is an accident.  Star tells them about the accident.  Roger tells them he is doing fine now.  The staff panic a tiny bit.  The ponies finish eating their food then the bell rings.

Twelve o’clock in the afternoon.

Star grabs the tray and puts it with the rest of the dirty trays so they can be clean for the next group.  Then she heads outside with Roger as the breeze blows in their face slightly.  Roger walks with Star, “Hey Star.  I want to say thank you.”  

Star looks up in the sky, “Isn’t a nice day today.  Do you want to join us in cloud daze with us?”  as she looks at Roger.  He then nods his head yes.

As they both caught up with her friends they watch the clouds as they lay on their backs.

Cotton starts the conversation about the new young prince again.  They all chat about a lot of stuff.  Flora talks about the nature of the crystal empire garden,  Flute talks about the music,  Star talks about space and science, Fruit talks about baking, Honey talks about medical, and then later Cotton talks about sugar, candy, and parties.

Two minutes pass by as the bell rings.  They all line up and grab their stuff for the next class.  Kindergarten gets to go home because they only have a half day.  Roger said, “Goodbye.” as Star friends waves for a two minutes and then they get to their next class.

Star then gets to the room sitting in the third row.  Plus System sits next to her on his left.

Star looks to her right and speaks, “Hey, Plus.” as he looks into his eyes.

Noticing Star is sounding quite awkward, “Yes Star?” as he turns his head to the left.

Star smiles, “I have a question.” as she doesn’t try to blush.

Plus gulps, “What is it? Please don’t give me cooties.” he notices that he sees red cheeks on her.

Star sees Plus is getting nervous, “Do you like any mares in school yet?”  as she scratches her head.

Plus is getting nervous, “Ehh… No, not yet.  Still too young to think of love at a time like this.” as he starting to blush and his heart is pounding fast.

Star giggles.  

Plus thinks in his head, “If this is what true love feels like.  Then this is too dangerous, but then again I may have to marry a mare sometime in the future.  Then I would have to do stallion hood.  Oh gosh, why Star did you make me feel like this.”

Plus then laughs, close his eyes and scratches his head with his right hoof.

Cloak Heaven comes into the room and takes student role for history class,  she then finishes student role.  Cloak tells the students, “History is now in session.”  as she talks a bit loud.  

Every pony looks at the teacher with the most attention. Star grabs get out a piece of paper then she uses her pencil to write notes on the Crystal Empire.

Cloak tells them the history of the Crystal Empire, “Once upon a time, there were four crystal kings and three crystal queens in the Crystal Empire.  The first king was an earth pony. He wanted to share everything his heart desires. The second king wanted harmony and that’s when Princess Celestia, Star Swirl, and the pony of shadows made the tree of harmony.  No one knows the pony of shadows.  They never know who they were.”

Star writes this on a piece of paper like every pony is doing.

Cloak continues, “ The third king that wanted a disaster.”

Every pony looks at Cloak as the ponies get didn't get it on the history.

Cloak continues further, “The third king made a truce on the fourth false king to take action on the first and second kings.  It ended in disaster.  Now for the three queens, one happened to be Queen of Celestia everyone knows her as Princess Celestia that raises the sun and by her sister that raises the moon.  The second queen didn’t last long she died because she wasn’t a strong pony.  Her immune system wasn’t that great.  She did make the Crystal Empire better by offering her crystals treasury as thanks for ponies for supporting her.  Then the third queen that no one knows or even happen to her not even her name was mention in the crystal empire archives.”

The bell rings it’s now two o’clock in the afternoon as Cloak leaves the room.

The art teacher comes in and talks about art and herself.

The art teacher comes in and talks about art and how it can form. She then introduces herself, “My name is Pop Candy.”  as she is a myrtle green earth pony with pigment yellow eyes, her hair and tail is long and have bangs in the front, the mane and tail color are cerulean blue.

Pop Candy passes out blank papers for the ponies to draw with.  Star grabs the paper from the second row and takes one.  She then passes the paper to the fourth row.  

Pop tells them, “To be an artist you need inspiration.  To do so we should start a sketch exercise.”  She then thinks, “Hmm… what should I make them draw today?  How about a tree.” as she puts her left hoof in the back of her mane and scratches it.   Then she speaks to the students, “We will be drawing a tree.  It can be any design.”

Every pony picks up a pencil and drew a tree on a piece of paper.

Star is thinking, “No, no, no. It needs more chemistry.”  she then drew some grass by the tree.  Then she drew some flowers and a beach to go with it.  

Pop speaks, “The colors will be on next Wednesday. We will be doing some more sketching to the picture this Friday.”  as the bell rings.

It’s now three o’clock in the afternoon.  Every pony gets out of the classroom to get the stuff to study.  Pop leaves the classroom.  Then everyone goes back to class and takes their seats. May Ruby enters the classroom and tells them, “Are you ready?”

The ponies nod there head yes.  May tells them a lot of life skills that they need to know.  A lot of ponies grabs paper and their pencils and write some notes.

Star is thinking, “Hmm…  This is not really interesting, but it is information to help me in the bright future.”  

Till the class period ends the bell rings.  It’s now four o’clock in the afternoon.

Star yawns as most of the ponies get up to leave class.  She then stretches her arms and hoofs as she is the last one to leave the class.  As she leaves the room her friends want her to come over for tea again.  She then speaks, “I have to go home and give my rats freshwater and food.  Then I’ll be there.”  as her friends nod their heads as they understand.

Star then goes to her locker and grabs the stuff she needs and then walks home with Fruit and Flora.  Then Fruit gets to her house and waves, “See you at the tea party.” as Flora and Star waves back and walks down the crystal road as they continue. The wind breeze in the faces for a split second.  Star then gets to her house and waves to Flora as she goes to her house.  

Star goes to her front door and opens it.  She then walks in and notices her parents aren't home yet.  She then heads downstairs to the basement and then equips her lab coat first as she put her left hoof in the left sleeve and then puts the other hoof through the other sleeve, then she puts on the boots as she put her back left hoof in the left boot and same goes to the right side with her right boot in her back right hoof,  Star puts on the rubber hoof gloves.  She then goes in the lab and turns on the lights.  Star grabs a bucket on the ground and puts it in the sink to fill it with cold water as she turns the right valve.  She then pours water in the ten small water tanks.  Then she put the bucket where it uses to be and then opens the cages to grab the trays.  Star then pour food on the tray in the cage as she then does this eight times with the other cages.  Star notice that one of the crystal light is flickering in one of the cages.  She then unscrews it to the left and looks in the drawer for a replacement.  Star then find a new replacement and screw a new crystal light.  The new crystal light is now working.  She then closes all the cages again and went out of the lab as she throws the rubber gloves in the trash and takes off the lab coat and the boots.   She then goes to a crystal shelf in the kitchen and eats a snack.

Four thirty in the afternoon as some pony knocks on Star’s home front door.  She then walks to the door and hears more knocking.   Star opens the door and sees her friends. They're ready to go, “Tea party at Cotton Sugar’s house.” as they both smile.

Star waves her left hoof and smiles back, “Ok…  let’s go.”

As they start to walk north along the crystal road, “Hey... so how are your rats doing.” as Flora asked.  

Star laughs, “It’s cruel to have them there, but my parents raise them so it’s like tradition.”  

Fruits glimpse at Star, “Just make sure you don’t put any of them in my room.”

Star looks at Fruits in fear, “Ok… just don’t hurt me and will be fine.” as she looks at her other friend and smiles.

Flora laughs, “Really… are you going to be a prankster now?”

Fruits get serious, “I’ll have to tickle you till you laugh so hard and lose your laugh box.”

Star trust Fruits as Fruits trust Star.  Then they get to halfway point and went northeast.

As they walk and talking about rumors they finally made it to Cotton Sugar household.

All three ponies went in and went to the living room with the rest of the group.  A few crystal candles were on the table that was lit.

Honey and Flute waves at them, “Hi Star, Flora, and Fruits.” as they now group hug and settle down for tea.

Star then takes a sip of the nice and hot tea, “This tea is delicious and relaxing.” as she closes her eyes and dozes off to a nice short dream.  Her mind went into a sunset at the beach with her friends cheering one another.  Then dusk arrives and she looks at the stars and dream on what might be as the wind blew at her face.

Back to the living room, “Are you feeling alright Star?.”  as Flute ask while scratching her head.

Honey smiles, “She is going to a wondrous place where no pony has gone before.”

Star cries, “I’m just dreaming of the night sky. That has stars with sparkling glitter.”

The ponies laugh including Star Tech.  The rest of the ponies drink their tea as they giggle and laugh knowing there having fun.  Smiles everywhere in the living room.  

Cotton speaks, “Any pony up for another round of tea?”

Flute, Star, and Honey raise their teacups and ask for more, “Yes please.”

Cotton pours the teapot into their teacups one by one. They made lots of funny jokes for an half hour.

Two hours later Fruits, Star, Flora needs to go back home and rest.  They all said, “Goodbye.” as Star, Fruits, and Flora heads to the Cotton front door. They wave once more and head off together in the southwest of the Crystal Empire.

When Star gets home she opens her front door and went straight to the basement floor to the lab to turn off every light.  She then heads to the bathroom.  She went to the sink to wash her face and brushes her teeth for a few minutes then she went out of the bathroom and head straight to her bedroom.  She then jumps on the bed and pull the bed sheets under her and snuggle herself in.

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