"I..well..Sure why not?"
Arch hugged the talking fox.
Arch kept still as such fluffy animals just poured down on the pegasus.
He didn’t really know what to do. ‘cept try to push some small critters away from the hot coal.
Arch blinked. being pushed as he wobbled just a little bit. keeping his balance.
He stared at the Greyface in curiosity.
Arch stared at the palace ceiling for a while in his bed. looking at the vivid slab of vivid marble for a time being. as if he’s in a temporary paralysis as two voices raged on in his head for some time.
"You’re nothing but a number to her."
"She means a lot to me."
"Fodder for her own happiness as she drains your own mentality to bend you into her own whim."
"She’s caring. she’s no pushover but can still defend herself whenever. plus she loves you!"
"The only thing she likes about you is just being fresh meat! your time will soon be over as you’ll be placed to the side for someone better than you."
"She trusts you with her heart and would not dare force you into situations unless you’ve put yourself into them. you must have more faith!"
"Do you not see the deception going on here? she will use you and throw you out when your time is over! flee while you still can! before this madness overwh-"
He snapped out of consciousness. shaking his head as he gets up out of the bed. his mane frizzled and messy as he stretches himself for a moment. heading out as he opened and closed the doors behind him. Heading off into the Everfree.
Half an hour has passed as he reaches his spot. the smell of Hot coal plays with his nostrils as he took in the quick whiff. moving closer as he can feel the warmth of the Furnace. There was a shack in front of him as he pokes his head through the hanging pieces of cloth to cover the inside of it. peering at some papers hanging on the metallic-sheet walls of it.
He retracted his head as he turned around to begin the same days anew.
Nothing ever changed. these thoughts never eluded him. His forge being the only true sanctuary than those walls.