The cold weather, and falling snow, persists throughout the morning. Cloudy, yet the sun manges to peek its way through, causing a reflective white hue to light up the Canterlot streets. For most ponies, they squint their eyes from the bright reflectance, but Octavia is an exception. She is use being on the spot with lights blaring right into her eyes while she does her performances. It didn’t bother her.
Octavia mopes her way through the streets releasing tears as she walk. The ponies walking along the streets give her glares of moderate concern. She stops her movement and looks up into the snow fall sky. Sparkling flakes crashes down on her face; they mix with her tears; they dissolve instantaneously as they come in contact with her tears. Octavia wipes her tears away with her hooves, and looks back up; she gets back on track and continues at her normal, walking, pace.
Without any caution taken, she walks and notices a new cello store opening. While Octavia focuses her attention on the new store, she doesn’t take into account her front line of site. She bumps into a pony who is levitating a bag of groceries causing them to displace on the crash site. Both ponies stuns one another; one arises from the ground and stands on her hooves. A pale magenta pony rubs her head from the fall and glances at Octavia, who struggles to stand up on all four hooves.
“Mind if I give you a hoof?” Amethyst Star says, who offers Octavia a helping hoof. “C’mon, let’s get you out of that freezing snow.”
Octavia accepts the helping hoof and stands on her hooves.
“Oh my, I’m terribly sorry about that,” Octavia says while she clears her leftover tears. “I didn’t pay attention when I was walking.”
“That’s quite alright” — Star brushes the snow off Octavia’s chest — “feel warmer I hope?”
“Well, it certainly beats lying in the snow if that’s what you’re asking,” Octavia replies.
“Indeed it does,” Star says while she shakes the snow from her mane. “Say, where are my manners? My name is Amethyst Star. And you are…?”
“Well, it’s nice to meet you, Octavia.”