We arrived at Rarity’s boutique, I was about to knock on the door until I realized I have hooves and Twilight stopped me. Twilight rang the doorbell and what I heard was grand and amazing. It was like a little bell symphony was playing in a small orchestral hall. I saw the blinds to the door shuffle and shortly heard a clicking noise, and then the door opened. Rarity was elated to see me as she tackled me as soon as the door was open entirely. “Oof! Urgh, nice to see you too Rarity.” Rarity got up and looked at me “I’m glad to see you’re fine and a handsome stallion darling.” I blushed, girls do give me compliments, but it goes in one ear, and riding out the other.
Sweetie Belle walked slowly out of the boutique staring specifically at me. “Sis, who is he?” Rarity smiled at her and said “A close friend of me and Twilight’s.” Sweetie Belle trotted over to me and looked at me. “Hello mister!” she said in a friendly tone with her voice cracking on the word mister. My heart ached with “D’awwwwww” , but I resisted the urge to say that out loud. Sweetie Belle was indeed very cute though, it was too hard to resist saying “thanks” to her. She happily trotted back into the boutique.
After Sweetie Belle went back inside, Twilight hugged Rarity and asked “Like the spell?” Rarity blushed and said “Like it? I love it!” Okay okay, I’ll admit I blushed too. I hope my friends back home don’t find out that talking unicorns like me, I’ll never live that down. I think Rarity winked at me as Twilight seemed kind of annoyed in a way that you know she has some feelings that you aren’t aware of.
The afternoon at Rarity’s was like a blur. She offered to make me anything that I liked so I thought for awhile. I finally came to a resolution and asked her to make a special scarf that I had only dreamt of ever existing. Within ten minutes of me asking, Rarity already had the scarf made to perfectly fit around my neck. Then Twilight came over and enchanted the scarf. Twilight smiled at me and said “Now it will change accordingly to any shape or form you take.” Rarity trotted over to me and said “Seems you have an admirer sweetie.”
A pony falling in love with me? Man, I’m on a roll for weird things aren’t I? I kind of brushed off that statement and gave my thanks to Rarity. I helped Twilight finish her daily errands and we headed back to her library. She seemed elated to have me tagging along with her; she said that Spike was always busy doing some organizing while she was away. While I was talking to Spike, Twilight made up a bed for me.
The size of the bed she made up was around the size of her own; an everyday mattress is what it would’ve been considered in my world. I liked it; it reminded me of my life back in the slums, which were for some reason, the best days of my life. Life here is very different here as there is neither crime nor any problems that really arise here. The peace is startling here, I would ask Twilight why it’s like this, but I already knew the answer.
Spike seemed really interested in my world as he asked questions mostly about how life is like in my world. I told him as I was told back in the day “Life here is dependent on each other if you didn’t notice kid. Trust can be established between two groups but you shouldn’t indulge in the trust too much otherwise the group will be hasty on exploiting it. Either take care of yourself or someone else will take care of you, permanently.”
Spike took the words in pretty well. He said that it made sense since I looked like I’d seen a lot when I first appeared in this world. I’ll admit, I looked a lot like a loner when I entered this world the first time around. I mean, where I grew up, the environment really changes you. I was actually once a really quiet person, I had good grades and I studied in my free time. I didn’t consider friends a priority since my parents really wanted to me have a future. Then some kids roughed me up, and then it went downhill from there.
Twilight called to me and said we should sleep, she doesn’t like it whenever I wake up grouchy…. odd, how does she know I wake up grouchy? Yet again, I put the worries behind me as I fell asleep. I had almost forgotten how the dreams are here, they all have a hidden meaning in them for me. I saw Twilight and her horn was glowing. I couldn’t move and she fired a magic bolt at me, then I awoke.
I woke to find the library quiet. I expected some hustling since Spike wakes up before Twilight. However, Spike was still sleeping in his bed, I assumed Twilight had told him to take a day off or such. I decided to leave the library for the morning and explore Ponyville by myself for once. I found myself to be trotting and I jumped in air for joy only to feel gravity’s cruel strength bring me tumbling down. I heard laughter coming from Pinkie Pie and before I knew it she was in my face bouncing with joy.
“You sure are clumsy Alex!” she said in an ecstatic tone. Still downed as ever I responded “Well thanks Pinkie.” She laughed and said “You’re welcome!” as she bounced off. I would talk to Pinkie more, but it’s going to take a bit more adjustment before I build that kind of confidence. Twilight’s friends were awesome but were a stereotype of certain types of people in my world. Never really thought of it, but that’s just how things are unfortunately.
Then it hit me “Oh crap! I need to head back! I seriously need to talk to Twilight about getting me back home; I can’t be gone for too long. So I trotted my way back to Twilight’s library, whilst falling over a few times. I walked back in and thought for what felt like hours. I liked this world, but it seemed near impossible to fully adjust to a new life, I can’t just leave my old friends behind.
Twilight was studying some book while Spike was still asleep. It was mid-day and I was bored. Eventually my anxiety took hold of me and I built up the strength to go ask Twilight when I can go back home. “Hey Twilight, can I ask you something?” A slight sigh came from her “Go ahead.” She said without even looking up from her book. “I want to know when you’re going to bring me back to my world.” She immediately perked her ears when I asked that.
“Yeah, well uh about that. I kind of want you to stay here.” My heart dropped. I knew exactly what was going to happen next. “Let me rephrase that, bring me home now.” I said while charging a magic bolt. Twilight simply laughed and shot a bolt at me knocking me over within a time span of a blink. I groaned as I slowly lost consciousness. I already knew what was going to happen next and before it was all gone again, Twilight held up my head and said “good night sleepy head.”
Good intentions can become bad ones in the blink of an eye. I’m too trusting of this pony, either that or corruption still lies within her. I can’t do anything now that she’s got me entirely. I expected this to happen entirely but I went on anyways, well aware of what could happen. Before I could continue to argue with myself, I passed out, and no more freedom lied ahead of me where I was going.