Before long Zecora's hut came into Apple Bloom's view. Relieved, she trotted over and knocked on the door. The door wasn't shut, however, and gently swayed open upon Apple Bloom's touch. She could see Zecora mixing up a brew in her cauldron. Without taking her eyes off her work, the zebra called out to her:
"I'm glad you have made it here. What took you so long, my dear?"
Apple Bloom made her way over to Zecora and explained, "The craziest thing happened out there. I got chased down by a bunch of timberwolves and they almost got me! Luckily a baby dragon came along and saved me."
"I am glad that you are safe and sound, but you should pay attention to what is around." Zecora said while walking towards at table with all sorts of bottles and herbs neatly laid out across it, then continued, "these woods are a place full of danger, where it is unusual to help a stranger."
"She said something about scratching my back, since I gave her apple back and all..." Apple Bloom replied.
"Such an honest dragon, that Jade. I am glad she came to your aid." Zecora said, rummaging through the objects on the table.
This caught Apple Bloom's attention. She perked up and asked, "Wait, you know her?"
"When gathering these herbs I saw her time and again, we did talk every now and then." Zecora turned to face Apple Bloom and said with a smile, "a lot of time has passed since I saw you last. I have the notion that now you'll make an even better potion."