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Fleetwing was starting to seriously consider getting his ears checked out. The pegasus turned to study his odd companion with a mix of confusion and wonder. "You really don't know anything about the world?" Now he was glad he didn't take her to one of the big cities; she'd be eaten alive there.
"What do you expect? My brain just started working a little while before you showed up. Of course I don't know about the world."

Quote Originally Posted by TheAmishPirate
Finally, he spoke up again. "Look, this ain't gonna be good news, and I hate to be the one to tell you this, but here goes; this here land of Equestria? It's not such a great place. A lot of fighting happened a long time ago, a lot of things broke, the land included, and everything's gone to Tartarus since then. There's a lot of folks just fighting to stay alive, a lot of folks who live by taking from others, and some folks who just want to ruin as many lives as possible before they get theirs. Some folks are trying to fix things up, but nopony agrees on how to fix things, and all that ever happens is just more fighting. And that leaves all us little ponies scrapping together what we can to survive another day. At least, that's the short answer to your question. There's probably folks who study this sorta thing who can tell you more." He glanced back with a frown, watching how she took the news. "I'm sorry, but this ain't exactly a nice world we live in."
Violetta listened intently. She didn't seem too shocked or disheartened, surprisingly. Instead, something else stirred inside her. "...Looks like I've found something to do."

She thought about this for a bit, "So what was this fighting over? Is it something that's still going on, or have the reasons been forgotten?"

Then her ears perked up. "Say, did you hear something?"