Maximus watched Destiny pick out something and smiled softly. It was such a nice day. He looked up and saw a cloud that looked funny to him. “Oh ,Destiny my dear! Look up! Does that cloud look like a bird to you?” He whinnied cheerfully. It reminded him of his feathery companion. The cloud was moving very slowly over to the right.
A thought occurred to the captain horse. He had never had a moment where he laid down in grass and did nothing. At least not in a long while. Maximus looked over at Destiny and smiled again. Thanks to her he was relaxing for once.
“Oh, it does! There’s even one that looks similar to a small rabbit!” She whinnied excitedly and continued to look up at the clouds. It had been a while since she looked at them like this, so it was really fun for her.
Looking back at Maximus, she gave a gentle whinny, “Thank you for picking such a lovely day. I’m really enjoying this Maximus.” She batted her eyelashes shyly at him. “It’s definitely a change from only having Edward around. Not that I don’t enjoy my Prince’s company, but yours is much different from his.”
Maximus smiled before he settled his muzzle in the grass. This was very relaxing. Just a nice picnic with his dear horsey maiden and pie. He wondered what Destiny wanted to do next. Maybe they could go for a nice trott through the forest and around to the Snuggly Duckling. Max tended to dislike sitting around in one place too long. His hooves itched for adventure and use.
“Pardon me ,Dear. ” Maximus whinnied softly, ” would you care to join me for a nice bit of exercise ” he smiled a little at the suggestion.
"Oh that would be marvelous, Maximus!" She tossed her mane back and batted her eyes at him with excitement, "What did you have in mind exactly?"
She could tell he was feeling restless, and she could honestly admit that she was feeling the same. She was too used to long rides with Edward to sit around for too long. Destiny quite enjoyed her meal with Maximus, but she was very much ready to trot around and stretch her legs.