She spun around looking surprised but then realized it was me and relaxed
“Oh it’s only you, you startled me are you ready to start flying.”
“Oh yeah but I’ve never tried to before, hell I haven’t even moved them yet.”
“That’s okay we’ll take it nice and slow, just start by focusing on flexing your wings.”
I figure out how to move my wings and realize it’s surprisingly easy and it’s not long before I can move them without a problem.
“Okay now just flap them like this, until you feel yourself start to lift, try not to flap too hard or you could hurt yourself.”
I nod and start moving my wings up and down faster and faster at first it’s hard like trying to ride a bike without training wheels, I start to get stronger and before I know it I’m hovering about 20 feet above the ground.
“Hey Fluttershy look! I’m hovering!”
“Oh wow you’re really good!”
It then dawns on me that I don’t know how to stop without falling.
“How do I get down from here?”
Oh that’s the easy part all you have to do is start flapping slower and relax as you land.
“Okay just give me a second, flap slower and relax.”
As I’m starting to gracefully fall the grey pony comes out of nowhere and does me the favor of getting me to land much faster than I intended but I wasn’t going to land anytime soon anyway.
“Oh dear Derpy are you alright?”
Fluttershy asks while I dig myself out from under Derpy.
“Yeah I’m okay sorry again.”
I stand up and brush myself off.
“That’s alright, my names G.I. and yours is Derpy?”
“Yep! I’d like to help you clean up but I gotta go it’s almost time!”
Derpy flies away in a way that makes me think she prefers to crash land rather than just land.
“What was that all about Fluttershy?”
“Pinkie pie’s having a party for all the ponies that helped put out the fires from your crash.”
“It took them all day to put it out? I didn’t think I made much of a mess.”
“Oh yeah you made a huge crater and a lot of trees around you caught fire, for some reason they couldn’t put the fire out until they started using water that was enchanted to not evaporate.”
“Wow, well I’d better get home I think I’ve learned enough for one lesson, I’ll see you tomorrow Fluttershy.”
Fluttershy has already gone back to her animals and replies that she’ll see me around, I don’t think she even noticed I’d gone for a few minutes. I start wandering in the vague direction of Twilights house and notice how clear the night sky is here, I can hear the party for the firefighters going on in the bakery. I finally find Twilights house and am about to go in when I hear her arguing with Rarity.
“We have to tell Princess Celestia!”
“No we can’t we don’t know what will happen.”
“You know what’s happening and you can’t keep her in the dark forever he’s the most destructive yet and you know it’s only going to get worse.”
“He might be the worst of it, just give me more time and I’ll figure out why this is happening.”
“Fine but I’m warning you Twilight if anything else happens the Princess is going to hear about what her favorite student is doing.”
Rarity storms out while I hover in the air; after she’s out of sight I forget the landing lessons and fall to the ground with a thump. After making sure no one saw that I head inside to see what’s going on.
“Twilight, you alright?”
“Hmm? Oh yeah I’m fine listen I have to do some work in my study spike’s upstairs if you need anything.”
She hurries off without a backwards glance, I head upstairs to see if I can get anything out of Spike, turns out he’s a very heavy sleeper I tried everything except shooting him out of a cannon and he didn’t even react. Oh well I’ll sneak into Twilight’s study after she goes to sleep tonight, maybe she keeps a journal. I wander off to look at some of the books Twilight has when all of a sudden I get very sleepy, no matter what I do I can’t keep myself from falling asleep, it’s not the normal sleep either it’s that heavy dead sleep where you don’t even have the energy to dream.
I wake up with a bag over my head and my legs all tied up I can’t move at all and all I can hear is the rush of air over the bag. I start to try to get the bag off my head when all of a sudden something blunt hits me in the back of the head I sink back into blackness. The next time I wake up I’m a prison with the same guards watching me, this is the first chance I have to get a good look at their uniforms and weapons. The guards all seem to have black looking armor with faceless helmet’s they all have vicious curved swords and several have spears, these are not the normal kind of prison guards they look like the Princess’s personal guard.
“I’ve got to find some way to talk to the king or queen, if only I knew where they were.”
“King or Queen? What are those?”
I turn and notice another stallion sitting in the cell next to me; he’s a pegasus too and by the looks of it was on the losing side of a fight recently.
“The king and queen you know the people above princess or prince?”
“I’ve never heard of them, the princess is as high as you go, she’s the final authority.”
“So you’ve never had a king or queen? Well that’s just great I’ve got to convince a pissed off princess that whatever she thinks I did I actually didn’t. I’m so screwed.”
The other stallion tries to laugh but I can tell he’s taken more than a few punches to the chest.
“Yeah your screwed alright this here’s the holding cell’s if you’re in here you’re already guilty. She’ll probably send you to the moon. That’s where I’ve been sentenced to go.”
“The moon? Your prison is the moon?”
“Well yeah it’s the safest place in the world for dangerous convicts like me and very soon you, you never have to worry about a prison break their on another world altogether, but you don’t have to worry about that oh no your real problem is going to be Nightmare Moon.”
I start to wonder what I could have done to piss off the princess when without a word the guards open my cell door and drag me out with such strength and speed I didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye to my cell mate. In a matter of seconds I’ve been dragged from a dark dingy prison to a royal court filled with all my so called friends sitting beside the princess. The princess is sitting in a huge throne and has rainbow colored hair wings and a horn and she towers over everyone else in the room.
“So this is the one called G.I. tell me G.I. why have you come here?”
“Uh I didn’t, I was reading when I was attacked and... “
“Silence! I hereby find you guilty of intent to cause chaos and destruction to all of equestria; I hereby sentence you to life imprisonment on the moon!”
I can’t help but ask her if she’s kidding or not, although it’s in much more colorful language and while the black armored guards drag me away and back to my cell. After they through me in with no apparent effort I notice my cell mate has also been dragged away from his cell I assume he’s already been shot to the moon and I sit wondering how my life has changed so drastically in the past few days. while lost in my thoughts I don’t notice a pony in wizard robes nod at me and have the guards drag me to what I assume is the banishing room or whatever it’s not important, the point is I was about to be shot at the moon and I was more than a little worried. While I was trying to talk to this robed pony we enter a barren stone room with a small platform with a few symbols around it and the guards drag me onto it and all of a sudden I can’t move a muscle. I try my last attempts at getting any kind of response from the guards but to no avail they are statues. Finally someone say’s something other than me.
“My name is the magnificent Trixie and I’m here to banish you to the moon. There is no point in struggling you’re fighting against magical bonds, people stronger than you have tried to break those bonds and as I’m sure you can guess none have succeeded. Now just hold still this will take only a minute and you’ll be in your new home.”
I try to say something back to her along the lines of where she should stick her spells but now I can’t even speak. Trixie starts chanting and the air around me starts to spin and crackle with energy I feel myself start to fade and notice how everyone in the room has turned to smoke and faded now all I can see is spinning blackness, the next thing I know I’m lying somewhere and a jet black hoof steps right in front of me.
“Why hello there, you must be G.I. discord has told me so much about you.”
“Discord? Who the hell is discord?”
“I’m Discord you silly man.”
I turn and notice princess celestia change shape into this dragon with all sorts of different limbs and horns standing before me.
“Oh don’t act so surprised, of course I know you’re not really a stallion after all I’m the one who brought you here. Well not you specifically you see I was actually trying to get the explosion you were standing in the middle of it was a wonderful blast and did cause a fair bit of chaos but you had to be there you managed to absorb a good chunk of that blast and that ruined all my wonderful plans.”
“So that’s why there were so many guards all around ponyville you were looking for me!”
“Actually no I had those guards there to watch and make sure no one was questioning my authority, you were just a happy accident and the best part is I can blame that fire on you! I don’t have to think of another reason for the destruction I’ve been raining down on equestria I can just say you were doing it and be able to spread even more chaos! Now send him to his cell Nightmare I have a kingdom to run!”
With that he disappears into a puff of smoke and I finally notice the other pony in the room with me, she’s fairly scary looking she’s bigger than me has the same kind of armor Discord’s guards have and approaching me with an evil look in her eye.
“Alright fresh meat let’s get you to your new home I’m sure you’ll love your new guests.”
And with that she picks me up with her magic and hurls me down the cell block past countless other pony’s and stallions and finally into a cell next to my old friend who looks a little better, it seems like the guards here haven’t been beating him as thoroughly as before.
“So you got the moon I see.”
“Yeah my names G.I. by the way.”
“Mines Cipyar, nice to meet you G.I.”
“So Cipyar how’d you get in here?”
“Well this is going to sound crazy but I’m not actually from here.”
“I can relate.”
“No I mean I’m not even from equestria, I’m from another world called earth.”
I stare at him for a minute. Could this be true? I’m not the only one Discord sent here by mistake?
“I know what you mean I’m from earth too, I was a soldier on the Arizona when it was attacked by the Japanese, I was loading the munitions elevator when a bomb hit it then I ended up here.”
“The Japanese attacked us?! Those bastards! I didn’t even think they were involved.”
“Well they are now it won’t be long before we have to go after them I was actually on my way to fight in Europe, my unit got shipped there I was on my way to link up with the rest of my squad.”
The other stallion nods and moves closer to the bars separating us.
“Tell me did my unit make it out okay?”
“I don’t know who were they?”
“We had just pushed into the Argonne forest and were surrounded I was almost crushed by an artillery shell and then I was lying in the ruins of a building, the next thing I knew I was kidnapped by those faceless guards and brought before Celestia.”
“The Argonne forest?”
“Yeah what happened?”
“That was a battle that happened in world war 1, the Japanese attacked us now which is world war 2.”
He just stares at me trying to put it together, I don’t blame him I’d be shocked if I found out I’d been here that long and that another world war was happening.
“How can there be another world war? After all the fighting I’ve seen I can’t believe someone would be stupid enough to start another. And how could there already be another? I haven’t been here more than a week!”
“It was December 1941 when I got here, so I don’t know, I do know world war 1 ended in 1919 so either you’ve been here a long time or Discord is simply picking violent events from any time in history.”
“You’re probably right, but hey listen I’ve got a plan for how we can get out of here.”
“Okay I’m listening.”
“If we’re both soldiers then I’m willing to bet there’s got to be even more here too so all we have to do is find them and organize a prison break.”
“Okay but even if we do start a riot get past all the guards and beat Nightmare moon how are we gonna get back to equestra to stop Discord?”
“Well we got here on a teleporting pad it must be 2 way since Nightmare moon and Discord seem to travel back and forth pretty often.”
“Okay I’ll start looking for people who will fight for us and you try to find some weapons these guards are well armored and not going down without a fight.”
Cipyar nods and we both wait until the cell doors open and we are free to walk the courtyard, I start looking for anyone who looks like they might be able to fight when I see him, another stallion like me but he’s not two toned like everyone else he’s completely black and chained to a wall. No one seems to go near him and anyone he looks at walks away from him very quickly. I wonder who he could be and why everyone’s so afraid of him but I don’t have time to worry about it now I’ve got to find some soldiers.
Skipping ahead a few day’s I’ve found some other soldiers and found out that Discord is picking violent events in time so he can harness that destruction and bring it here, anyone he accidentally teleports with the destruction he rounds up and sends here. I ask everyone I can about that chained up stallion and no one knows what I’m talking about. Everytime I mention him they keep saying there’s no such pony in this jail, even when I point him out to people they say they don’t see anyone, it’s very strange. Next time I see him I’m going to talk to him and find out what’s going on.