: —it’s time to introduce yourselves to one another and tell us about your cutie mark. Misty, why don’t you start?
: What?! Oh! Um, me? Uh, yeah. I’ll go first. So, um… My name is Misty. Misty Brightdawn. And, uh, my cutie mark is a butterfly.
: Um… that’s it.
: My dear, you also have to tell everypony why you think it’s a butterfly.
: Oh! And, um, uh, because… um… uh… heh, because…
: Oh! Uh, I-I dropped my fork!
[hushed] This is so awkward! I have no public speaking skills! My only friend before this was a pile of junk named Madame Taffytail! Opaline was right. Maybe I’m not cut out for this world.
: HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY! C’mon! You talked to other ponies before! Even if you only did it to keep undercover, it still felt very genuine to you, even back then…just pretend these fillies and colts are your friends from Maretime Bay!