Hoyden winced as he finally, after a little over two hours, he turned off the television. Sighing, he put down the remote and escaped to the kitchen to clear his head for a few moments under the guise of refreshing their snacks.
As he grabbed another packet of cookies, the silence of the living room was deafening.
This was not going to be fun.
Going back into the living room, packet in mouth, he had plenty of opportunity to view the tableau in the darkened room.
Sundance had a foreleg around Luna's shoulders, the other hoof rubbing the princess' near shoulder gently. As for Luna, she was hunched over, tears misting her eyes as she was fighting to keep from breaking down entirely.
"He said..." a sniffle interrupted the whimpered statement, "He said I would be playing the hero..."
Sundance didn't say anything, just nuzzled Luna's cheek sympathetically.
Hoyden snorted as he put down the packet. "Listen, if you ask me, this...George? Whatever his name is, I heard from the pyrotechs and the stunt people that he's a hack, his stuff will never amount to anything. So he lied to you about playing the bad guy and made you look like a mass-pony-murderer who'd kill their own teacher just because. He's a jerk who's movies will disappear into obscurity, especially since the real Luna is coming to be known as a sweet, if hot..."
"Hoyden!" snapped Sundance.
"What? She is!" seeing that their little 'lover's spat' had brought a smile through Luna's otherwise down countenance, he pressed on, "A sweet, super-model hot everypony that anypony would love to meet with. Sure, you can be a bit clumsy, but that's just part of your charm and it's not even a handicap for you like it would be for others."
Luna wasn't necessarily cheered up by this, but she was feeling better enough that she wiped the tears from her eyes. "You're right, Hoyden!"
"He is?" Sundance gaped.
"I am?" echoed Hoyden, equally surprised.
"Yes!" smiled the moon princess, "I won't let some upstart colt get me down, after all, in 20 years, who'll ever hear the name 'George Lucas' and take it seriously?"