The orb appearing and opening into a window next to Blacklin causes nether pony nor gryphon to be surprised. Blacklin had gotten so used to it acting weird by this point that he pretty much expected the same behavior from it as he did from Pinkie and Scoots, after seeing what Sweetie had done earlier, was already expecting it to do odd things. The question alternate Scootaloo asked though caused an immediate response.
“She what?!” Blacklin exclaims, starring at the image in shock. “Oh for the love of Glory’s mercy, what did she get herself involved in this time?”
Scootaloo, however, turns pure red, falling back on her haunches. She shakes her head rapidly and waves her forelegs in front of her.
“What? Nonononononono!” she comments. “That’s not why I’m asking at all! Honest! I mean, yeah, it’s kinda of a bummer that Sweetie’s trying things with Evening Light and Bloom has been dating Featherweight over the last year, but still!”
She gives a sigh and looks at Blacklin.
“You don’t think that, right?” she asks, giving him a pleading look as she does.
The gryphon sighs and looks between her and the orb’s image. His mind was currently worried about his friend. It was small comfort that it was “nearly killed”. That meant that she wasn’t and if it’d been worse, well, there’d been more panic.
“I don’t know what to think right now,” he replies at last. “It was kinda sudden though.”
“I know and I didn’t mean to drop it on you like that,” Scootaloo admits. “Just, how often am I able to talk to you alone? You’re usually with your sister lately and if not with her, then you’re with Roseluck or Pinkie.”
Blacklin is quiet for a few moments and then nods slowly. It wasn’t as if he could deny that claim. The past week had been comprised of a lot of catching up with Moonlight as well as keeping her from making her wing worse. He just wished she’d understand that in a few more weeks, the cast could come off and she’d be free to stretch and strengthen the wing.
“So what’s your reasoning?” He asks, admittedly curious to why the young pegasus would want to work with him.