Canada714 wrote:IryokuHikari wrote:Wandering the streets, Eld entered and exited many small and large gem shops. While he made purchases here and there, he seemed a bit disappointed; as if he were looking for something, but not finding it. Finally, he found himself in front of a shop proporting to sell an oddity to him: Powdered gemstones.
"That's ridiculous!" Eld muttered in the direction of his companion, "Why on this plane would ANYPONY in their right mind POWDER a gemstone? That would mean crushing it! Destroying its internal matrix! Causing it to cease to be useful for anything! I must go inside and correct this business pony as to the error of their ways. This travesty must be stopped! Come, Annon!"
The pair burst into the shop (but only with the maximum socially acceptable force) and Eld pointed a scathing hoof in the direction of the counter (which also happened to be the direction of a blue earth pony).
"You, madam! Do you have any idea of the amount of absolute and total wanton and unrepairable damage you are doing to the cosmos? "
"You can explain to me all you want about my craft good sir as soon as THAT...THING is outside. Outsiders of any and all kinds are not allowed in my shop." She says pointing at Annon. "The magical properties inside here are very robust, chaotic, and powerful. Any little thing may set them off and I'd rather see your...companion outside and be safe rather than sorry."
"The properties are 'powerful'? You are breaking down the crystalline matricies that allow the transmission and transfusion of astral and ethereal energy! Nothing will 'set off' your house of hoaxes and lies, because there is nothing to set off! You are destroying the very thing that gives crystal magic its power!" I was seeking crystals of sufficient purity to finish a very important project, but since you insist on CRUSHING everything you get, I don't believe that I will be making this rather sizable purchase here."
As Eld ranted, Annon noticed Powder's display of whole, untarnished gems, and through a series of gestures, indicated that he was fine waiting outside, as long as Eld behaved himself long enough to actually check the displays.
" Fine. Just don't go too far. And maybe scare a pony or two away from this shop. That'll teach her for hating you..." Annon, despite being masked, somehow conveyed a eye-rolling smile, and left the store.
"Hmph," Eld muttered as he walked over to the display case, "Discriminating against my best friend..."