Chapter 5: Just Fluttering By
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“EARTH TO JACK, SNAP OUT OF IT!”
“Ah what the fuck…” Xavier shook his head and sighed, glaring at me for about the hundredth time. “Hey, we ain’t sightseeing here, spacey! Get your brain back into gear and try and help me find this ‘Ponyville’ or whatever…” He grumbled slightly at the mention of the name. “THAT much I do remember from the show… Should have a doctor, right?”
Well, I don’t think THE Doctor will be of much help, but maybe Nurse Redheart and the others are in… “Well, I would think so… I mean, even animated things get hurt once in awhile…” We both looked at the still unconscious friend of ours and I grimaced slightly, peeking my head back up to my unicorn friend. “…Right?”
We both blankly looked at each other, then back at our friend. After a pause Xavier nodded his head vigorously. “Uh, yeah dude, I hope so, because the mark on his head formed her hooves…” He cringed a bit at a pulsating red mark, shaped perfectly like a hoof, beating to the steady rhythm of Matt’s heart. “Oh yeah, that’s gonna hurt like a bitch in the morning…”
Provided Applejack doesn’t kill him first… I sighed and looked straight ahead of us, suddenly realizing that I had no clue where we were going. Blankly, I looked around us and stopped, Xavier taking a second to figure out we had paused.
Those trees… They look a little like…
Oh fuck. Wrong turn.
Immediately I shook my head nudging my nose in the direction of the trees before us. “Those trees… I don’t like the look of them dude… I think we should head on back and-“
A cough interrupted me and I looked over at Xavier, who game a “Really?” kind of look to him. I rolled my eyes and motioned for him to explain his rudeness in my speech. “Dude.” He began. “They are just slightly different colored trees. This is a GIRLS TV SHOW. Really, what’s the worst that could possibly happen to us, hm? Butterflies come and attack our faces?”
I wasn’t very amused when he put both hoof to his cheeks and proceeded to make mock noises of help and terror. Rolling my eyes, I started to turn back, ignoring my friend and his antics, when suddenly I booped noses with her.
A blur of cream-yellow jolted herself into the nearest bush, shaking probably more than a leaf, her pink tail twitching about like crazy as her butt stuck out into the open. My heart melted at the entirely over-cute antics of a certain pony, her cutie mark three pink butterflies.
Well, I wasn’t expecting Fluttershy here, but… “Uh, hello? Miss? Could you please tell us the way to Ponyville?” Hopefully, she isn’t too shy to talk to us…
The pegasus in the foliage stopped shaking a bit, slowly extracting herself out from the mess she was in. Xavier cocked an eyebrow and looked at me, muttering lowly, “Hey… this one is a bit… jumpy. You sure she can help us?”
Whispering back, I hissed at him through clenched teeth so she wouldn’t hear us converse. “Well, any other idea, o brilliant one?” Xavier shot me a look but didn’t say anything else in response.
I sighed as the mare’s doeful eyes turned on me, looking up and down from the ground repetitively. Urgh… god… she isn’t even my favorite pony but still she is damn cute! Smiling softly, I asked the question again. “Excuse me, but do you know how to get to Ponyville from here?”
“...re…” she whispered extremely softly.
Xavier and I leaned our head closer, trying to hear what she said. “Sorry, what?”
“…re…ri…ere…” the mare cringed slightly as we moved closer.
“What was that, Fluttershy?”
The cream colored pony was about to whisper again when Xavier interrupted her, turning to face me, his eye cocked in puzzlement. “Wait, how did you know her name Jack?”
Oh applesauce… “Applejack mentioned about her when we talked earlier.” I turned to face him. “How else do you-“
“Uuuuuuuughhhhhhhhh…” A soft groan came from our lefts as we looked down, noticing the source of the noise.
“Oh my! You poor poor pony! What has happened to you?” Another blur of yellow and pink whizzed between us, looking down at our injured friend. Suddenly, I realized that when I had turned to face Xavier, I left our fallen friend with no support, leaving him to fall straight to the ground. Fluttershy, being the gentle pony she was, heard him and came to the rescue. I smiled slightly at the scene, watching as Matt was being examined by the animal caretaker, who was fussing all about his recent blow to the head.
Sternly, she looked at us both, which was both cute and intimidating. Xavier seemed thoroughly surprised that such a meek pony could produce such a mean look in a matter of seconds. “Now…” she asked with some confidence. “Tell me what happened to this pony!” She cringed slightly, frowning ever so softly as her eyes softened up a tad. “That is… if you wouldn’t mind…”
Xavier chuckled and shook his head. “Well, Matt was just being Matt and had a little ‘accident’ with another pony…” He shrugged. “That’s Matt for ya…”
I looked at my unicorn friend and cocked an eyebrow at him. Just what is with him? Last night, he hated this show as much as Matt but now… he is as cool as a cucumber, like we always have these problems! I wonder what is going on in his head right now…
The mare looked at Matt and shook her head sadly. “It seems like he had a run in with Applejack’s bad side…” She shivered slightly in place. “Oh… that must have hurt oh so much…”
“Yeah, he flew about a good 50 feet from her buck the frickin imbecile…” Xavier laughed a bit, poking his friend a few times with his hoof. “Honestly, this might have knocked some sense into his shitty mind… Maybe let him think about what he fucking says instead of running his blabbering mouth all day!”
Fluttershy’s mouth hung open in shock, her face red with embarrassment. It took me a second to grasp what Xavier had said that was so bad, when I realized it was the content of what he said, but a few choice words he had used.
“Oh! Oh… my… Uhm… you have such a … uhm… vivid vocabulary, mister…?”
Xavier looked at me, trying to remember the name I had given him for this trip. I rolled my eyes and spoke up in his stead. “His name is XTRA LOUD, I am Silver Jack- quit laughing!- and this,” I indicated our rude pegasus friend with a nudge of my hoof. “Is Matt Maxum. It’s nice to meet you Fluttershy and-“
“Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…” Matt answered, moaning loudly. Immediately, Fluttershy disregarded me and Xavier, trying to lift the pony by herself. However, like they had portrayed her on the show… she was very weak. Smiling at her attempts to try and lift the pegasus, I promptly lifted him up and placed him on my back. Strangely enough, it didn’t hurt at all and he didn’t feel nearly as heavy as I thought he would.
Fluttershy nodded her thanks and quickly started to trot towards the tree line I had wanted to avoid. “I’m ever so sorry about this, but we must bring him to my home. The hospital is much too far away right now and he needs attention right now. So if you would please be so kind as to bring him this way, I can treat and take care of him for now.”
Xavier smiled a bit and released a pent up exclamation. “FINALLY some normalcy to all this! A house, somebody to help us, hospitals!” he shook his head as we began to trot after the mare. “We’ve only been here for about 2 hours and I already need a dose of reality…”
I chuckled as the hidden knowledge of Fluttershy’s cottage sprang into mind, truly wondering what Xavier would think about her humble abode once we were there… Maybe reality doesn’t like him too much? Either that or it's being a real bitch to him today!
Applejack huffed, trying to catch her breath after her speedy run along the paths to Ponyville. With some kind of rich luck, she saw neither hide nor mane of the trio that had escaped her wrath. She clenched her jaw a bit at the thought and looked around the center of Ponyville, looking for her target. If I ever see that Matt guy again…
The mare sighed a bit, shaking her head to get the shameful thoughts out of it. Honestly, I need to stop worrying about that guy. I already feel bad that his friends have to deal with him! Her faced scrunched a bit as she found her target, slowly trotting over to it. That Jack guy though… He lied so expertly in front of me, I barely could tell! He doesn’t seem like a bad kind of guy, but he and those two… humans? What in the hay is that?! She shook her head a bit. Seems like some fiction hooey and-
“Uh, Applejack? You ok?”
AJ looked up, her vision encompassed by two nearly entirely purple figures. The smaller one, who had asked her the question, was none other than a baby dragon with purple scales and a green spine. He held a small stack of books and looked at her quizzically.
“Oh, hey there short stack!” Spike frowned a bit at the name, making AJ chuckle. “Just here to see Twilight about something is all.”
The dragon shrugged a bit and went on with his stacking and rearranging, letting AJ pass. Quietly, AJ walked over to Twilight, a purple unicorn with a dark blue mane with a single pink-purple highlight in it. She was entirely immersed in a book before her, but of what AJ couldn’t tell. To her, the ancient language was all gibberish. To Twilight, it was a treasure trove of knowledge.
Fidgeting slightly, AJ poked her friends ribs softly, making the unicorn gleefully laugh and twitch spasmodically. “Hehehehe! Applejack! You know I am ticklish there…”
Chuckling softly, AJ shook her head. “Uh… no I didn’t…” AJ smirked widely however, much to Twilight’s horror. “But now I know~”
Twilight rolled her eyes and groaned loudly, smiling softly. She closed her book with a push of her magic, putting it back in its shelf. Facing AJ, she smiled and sat down on a cushion. “So AJ, what brings you here today? It’s always nice to see you but I really wasn’t expecting comp-“
AJ cut her off with a hoof and put on a serious yet worried face. “Sorry sugarcube, but I am kinda busy today…” She shuffled about nervously. “I was wonderin’ if ya knew where she was. She wasn’t in her usual spot an’ I really need ta ask her somethin’…”
The purple pony groaned and facehoofed herself, muttering out a few sentences to herself. “Ugh… AJ, you have to lay off the cider… There are NO such things as Asparagus Monsters!”
“Hey! I know what I saw, ok?!” AJ looked hurt from the comment but continued on. “Anyways, ya know where I could find her?”
A soft sigh escaped the unicorn’s lips as she thought for a moment, rubbing her hooves on her temple a bit. “Well… If she isn’t in her normal place… then she would probably be…” She thought about it a bit more, thinking a bit harder now. Finally, she came up with an adequate answer. “Most likely at Sugarcube Corner.”
Bounding out of her spot, Applejack immediately bounded out of the library, waving a hoof behind her. “Thanks sugarcube! I’ll be sure ta come back later though, ya hear?!”
Twilight awkwardly waved at her receding friend, cocking her head to the side in puzzlement. I wonder what has that pony all riled up… She shrugged nonchalantly and grabbed her book from the shelf once more, flipping back to the page she had been reading, and casually began where she left off.
Ok, you guys are very lucky i love you so much...
I figured out what slenderman was and writing this at 1 in the morning, pitch dark, alone, is NOT going to help me sleep in any way... So please enjoy it, comment, critique, etc...
Still have no clue how i was even able to write this... o.o