I was still sitting there, my eyes were practically burning up with the amount of rubbing I had been doing. It was not that I was surprised to see this, in fact it was quite the opposite.
"Hey Aaron, this is real you can stop trying to rub your eyes right out of your sockets."
Slowly I took my hands off my eyes as I looked around the room. Everything was still there, the dresses the furniture, the ponies...
"But this doesn't make any sense!" I screamed. I knew where I was, it made sense. But I'm not my pony self... I must of screamed loud enough to worry the neighbors because at this the purple unicorn sleeping on the couch jumped off the couch and onto the ground landing with a thud.
I slapped my hand right over my mouth as I sat completely still. After shaking her head for a bit the mare took a good look around spotting Isaac and Kathrine before setting her gaze on me. I half expected a look of fear or disgust to streak across her face, but instead she slowly walked up to me standing just a couple feet from where I sat. She tilted her head to the side as if she needed to get a better angle to observer and asked me;
"What are you?"
I hesitated for a bit before I spoke. How was I going to explain this..? How was I going to tell them..? My mind was spinning with all the questions in my mind fighting to be heard. If I was lucky maybe I would have to say a thing and I could just move on.
"Wait just a minute," Katherine said. "Before you start prying for information, mind telling us how we got here in the first place?"
The unicorn was about to say something when Isaac bolted straight up to stand.
"We could only be in Ponyville!" he said with a big smile. "And judging by the noise we made we should be expecting a pink mare in three... two... o-" Isaac was cut off as the front door swung open with such a force that I was surprised that it didn't fly off of its hinges.
"Oh my gosh I knew I heard new voices coming from here!" Said the pink mare standing in front of us. I blinked once and she seemed to just appear in front of my face just inches away.
I looked at Kathrine. She was just in as much shock as I was. For one thing Isaac had just managed to predict the future. On the other hand this particular mare seemed to posses the power of teleportation without the use of magic.
"I predict a party in the near future," Isaac said. The pink mare went wide eyed.
"Wow you can read minds too?! That's so cool!"
Isaac just had a grin on his face that stretched ear to ear that perfectly matched the pink mare.
Kathrine stood up on here hooves with a mean look on her face as she began to stare down every pony and person in the room. I could already tell that things are about to get real.
"Can someone please just where we are and why am I a unicorn?"
Isaac and the pink mare were already deep into an entirely different conversation completely ignoring Kathrine. I'm pretty sure I heard something about what color and shape of streamers complements the smells of vanilla icing.
I turned my attention to the two unicorns that stood in front of us. It was quite obvious that the lavender one had a lot of questions, but with a sigh of defeat she spoke.
"Right now you are in Equestria. To be more specific, you are in the Carousel Boutique in the small town of Ponyville."
"Are you hearing this Aaron?" Kathrine said with a scowl on her face. "This sounds like something right from bedtime stories."
"What ever do you mean by that dear?" the white unicorn said.
"Well for one thing, you guys are all ponies with magical powered that live peacefully in a world of sunshine and happiness." Katherine looked over to me. "But what I don't understand is why we are all ponies too, and more importantly, why isn't Aaron here a pony like us?"
"Hold on a second," The purple mare said. "What do you mean by 'Why are we all ponies'?" A look of slight confusion spread across her face. "Does that mean you weren't originally ponies?"
"Well yeah, just a couple minutes ago we looked like that," Katherine said pointing a hoof at me. "Not quite as messy though."
The mare didn't even seem like she was listening anymore she had turned to face the other unicorn in the room as she began to speak.
"I knew this was a bad idea Rarity! I knew something bad was going to happen. I don't know why you couldn't just go and see the author for yourself."
The white unicorn just stood there in shock for a bit before she retorted.
"You wanted to meet him as much as I did Twilight, please, do not blame all of this on me."
The purple mare just blushed the tiniest bit as she began to plan her next sentence.
"Well look what we have now. Two new ponies and this odd creature."
I frowned a bit. "Hey I'm still here you know."
They just brushed off the comment as if it was nothing.
"Well as long as these ponies and that thing are here in Ponyville they will need a place to sleep."
"They can't sleep at the Boutique, I am simply to busy."
"Rarity you're always busy with stuff! You should loosen up a bit and come to these ponies welcome party!" The pink mare said.
"Well they can stay at the library until we can figure out what to do with them." The purple mare said. "Now that we have that figured out, allow me to introduce myself. My name is-"
"Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia's star student." Isaac said with a big grin.
Twilight looked at me with a mixture of shock and fear.
"How did he..?"
I just shrugged.
"Your guess is as good as mine."
Twilight just shook the though from her mind as she continued.
"These are my friends Rarity and Pinkie Pie. Rarity runs the boutique that you ponies are currently in and Pinkie Pie here works at the local bakery."
Suddenly Pinkie appeared right in front of me and pushed her hoof up to my nose.
"Your turn!" she said with a smile.
"Well... My name is Aaron and these are my friends Kathrine and Sticks."
Isaac gave me a dirty look as he stared at me. He opened his mouth to speak, but Kathrine cut him off. Good thing too, Isaac didn't look like he was about to say something quite appropriate for the situation.
"Don't mind Sticks, he has quite the temper." She turned to face Isaac and puffed up his face with her hooves. "Don't you Sticks," She said with devious smile.
Sticks just pushed her hooves away as he walked the two of them walked over to me. It was weird to see them as ponies. They now stood at half the height of their human personas. They barley resembled their old selves. All except for Isaac who was still as skinny as ever.
Twilight just looked at us.
"Well we better get to the library, it's getting dark outside. Good thing too, I don't want any of the ponies seeing you... Aaron was it?
I just nodded in agreement. I was glad that no other ponies would see me. These three seemed to take it quite well, but with my knowledge of the small town and all the things that happened, I don't think the town took catastrophic events to well.
As Twilight opened the door with her magic as we walked out into the cool summer breeze.
"Don't forget to come to your welcome to Ponyville party tomorrow!" Pinkie said. "I'll be waiting!"
We all turned to wave goodbye to the pink mare, each of us had a genuine smile on our faces. I don't know if it was the air or what but that mare just gave off that glow that just begged me to smile.
I turned back to look at Ponyville. It was so peaceful at night, I had only visited the town once before, but that had been in the day time. I was overseeing the release of my book here in Ponyville. Now that I think of it, Rarity and Twilight looked a little familiar.
"Were here," Twilight said opening the door the library with her magic. "Make yourselves at home and sorry for the mess. I didn't have the chance to clean up the place before I left."
I looked around the tree house. As far as I could tell I could only see two books lying closed on the floor. Kathrine broke out into laughter.
"HA! If you think this is bad then you should see Aaron's apartment! It looked like the entire room was attacked by a small tornado!"
As Twilight closed the door and shelved the books she turned to look at us.
"He lives in an apartment?" She obviously was intrigued.
I chuckled under my breath.
"Well working as a waiter won't exactly get me a home. The last thing I need to worry about is paying the bills for an entire home. Those bills on top of my school work would be way to much for me to handle."
Twilight now had a quill and paper out in front of her, hovering in mid air with her magic. Quickly she wrote down a small note and turned to face us again.
"Fascinating, You seem to come from a civilized society. You even have your own education system!" she blinked in surprise. "Not to mention you speak Equestrian."
"I was thinking the same thing," Kathrine said. "I was wondering why all you ponies could speak English."
"This is gonna be one looooong night dood..."
I was already explaining the history of our nation to Twilight. It was well past midnight and Sticks and Kathrine had already fallen asleep in sleeping bags that Twilight had given them.
Twilight had a tall stack of paper sitting next to her as I told her about our nation. I was in the middle of telling her about the Articles of Confederation when she snapped her quill for the billionth time tonight.
"Oh no... That was my last one..."
I let out a deep sigh, thank God and the godesses. I was burnt out.
"Well you better get some sleep Aaron. You'll need the energy for Pinkie party tomorrow."
I smiled as she hovered a blanket and small pillow to me.
"I hope you don't mind sleeping on the floor tonight. I don't exactly have any sleeping bags in your size..."
I just smiled warmly.
"It's no problem Twilight, you're already doing us a big favor just letting us stay here."
With that she smiled back to me and wished me a good night as she blew out the candle on the table and made her way up to her bed.
I placed the pillow on the ground and wrapped myself in the small blanket that she gave me. With the soft light emanating of the moon and the peaceful sounds of the night all around me, it didn't take too long until I slipped into a deep sleep...
"Hey! Hey! Wake up sleepy head! AJ! Wake up!"
Authors Note: Sorry for the HUGE delay! I just had a serious case of the block recently, but I am proud to say that I am back to my old self again and I will be writing a lot more now!
On a side note Sticks is a Closet Brony so that's why Aaron and Kathrine have no idea why he can predict these things. And Aaron is not my real name, I only self inserted my OC persona.
Comments, suggestions, opinions and anything of that sort is all welcome! I am open to all of that and I take it all to heart!