I found Dewdrop off by himself today.
He wasn’t happy about it, either. Poor little colt. It’s tough enough growing up in a little town like this; outside of fairs, festivals, and holidays, there’s often no ponies right at one’s own age, and when you’re that young, a few years older or younger makes a big difference. But when I went through that, at least I did so as a pegasus. Poor Dewdrop is the only earth pony colt in all of Horseshoe Corners right now, and the only filly, Cornflower, is almost grown up. The three ponies closest to Dewdrop in age are pegasi, and the next three are two unicorns and another pegasus.
Normally they get along, but today Dewdrop wound up alone, and not by his choice. He was stomping around town square looking like he had burrs stuck in his hooves. And on a day like this, with the sky kept clear as far as the eye can see, no foal should have any reason to be that miserable.
(( Look, it’s mod’s Special Somepony starting up his own ponyblog! It’s officially set in the same version of Equestria as Witherby Tales, as may be evident from the mention of a certain landmark… Go follow him! Now! ))