whimpered but my grip didn’t lessen. My heart wavered for a split
second, dreading the possibility of her leaving me, but I forced my hand
to stay put. She’d never learn if we didn’t have this out for once and
was.. thinking of the.. song. The one you mentioned.. yesterday.
Samson’s Prelude, by TJ Martin.”
didn’t share my thoughts with her but a part of me beamed with pride
that she choose to tell me exactly what she’d been thinking. Another
trait high on my list, honesty. This one would capture my heart, mind and
soul if I wasn’t careful. Her fear came through as stuttering, good to
know. I tacked that tiny bit of knowledge in my databank for future use.
would blend well with the routine we’re working on. The slow beginning
mixed with the upbeat middle.” I eased away.
interrupted with, “and I love the way it ends in a trail of melodies. I
would love to prance around for those last few notes.”
rosy cheeks and bright eyes fascinated me. I used the palm of my hand to
rub the back of her neck while she nuzzled against me. If we hadn’t been
in the middle of a lesson I’d have nestled her in my arms and cuddled
her in a most protective grasp. Neither of us spoke for several minutes.
voice dropped down to a whisper. “I simply have to be sure, Amalee, that
you are motivated enough to want this. I don’t train passing fantasy
you train me. Hopefully I’ll make you proud and become the only pony
you’ll ever want or need.” Violet eyes beamed up at me.
never promised you a commitment.” The words came out harsh even to my
own ears. Here I was trying to convince a luscious pony that I’d taken
her for nothing more than a passing fancy but even worse- I didn’t
believe my own words.
light disappeared, just like that. “Of course not, sir. I didn’t mean
twinge pulsed deep within my chest but I ignored it. One successful show
and she’d be gone like all the others. Pony players were plentiful and
I’d find one to replace her within days of her departure. Thoughts of
prolonging her training passed through my mind. I went back to the task at