''Argh...'' I groan lightly. Jesus Christ, I have a splitting headache... Wait, what. Who's Jesus Christ? For that matter, who am I? Where am I? Sitting up with a grunt, I open my eyes, looking up at the cloudy blue sky, I then stand up and look around surrounded by a ton of trees. Trees, trees, and, what’s this? More trees. Great. I’m stuck in the middle of this forest and I have no idea where I am or heck, even who I am. What the hell is going on? I look to my right and I see a flowing river, heh, I feel thirsty. I begin to walk over to the river and trip over something and fall face first onto the ground. what the? I stand back up and look to see whatever I tripped over. It was... some sort of black stick thing. I bent down and picked it up, heh, it had a handle and some sort of... trigger. Violent images flashed through my mind. I shook my head and looked back down at the ground, beside the black stick thing was a jungle camo backpack. heh, funny i still remember what a backpack is. Well, no time to sort through it. I then slip the backpack and the stick thing onto my back and move towards the river. When I reached the river I bent down to look at my reflection in the water. I looked normal I guess... I wore some sort of sleeveless green uniform with a Bandoleer slung over my chest, and I wore a helmet with leaves glued onto it. What was I? I splash some water on my face and stand back up and walk in some random direction. What now?? What is my purpose here? Why do I still remember what a bandoleer is? Wait... things are starting to come to me. The black stick thing, the bandoleer, the helmet, the big scar on my face. Was I... A soldier? Jesus... this is really boggling my mind... Argh! this headache is getting worse!
*somewhere else in the everfree forest*
“Wow, even in the day time this place feels creepy, “ Sweetie Belle said as she eyed the canopy above them.
Applebloom, who was used to the forest with her ventures to Zecora’s hut, confidently led the way to the grove. Though she too felt something in the forest was wrong. “I-it ain’t so bad, I ain’t scared.” She hesitantly said.
“Y-yeah, just a forest is all. Nothin’ scary about that.” Scootaloo cautious said as she nervously glanced at the forest around them.
“Look there’s the grove!” Applebloom cried out as she rushed ahead. Her two friends quickly caught up and rushed into the quiet grassy cove. Just in front of them stood the Zap Apple tree that stood out against any other with its ugly colored bark and gnarled branches.
Its arms were bare, the tree for all accounts looked like it was dead.
The three little ponies groaned in disappointment upon seeing that not even a spark had been made by the tree.
“Ah shucks, maybe we’re still too early?” Applebloom sighed and kicked at the short grass at her feet.
“Applebloom! What in tarnation are y’all three doing out here!” A cry from behind them shocked the three into the air.
The three turned to see Applejack run into the grove, a very unhappy look was on her face. Applebloom tried to speak but her sister was quick to cut her off. “Now come on girls, we’ll talk about this back at the farm, it ain’t safe out here!”
Applebloom shrank away and Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo found a strong interest in the dirt in front of their hooves, “We’re sorry Applejack,” Applebloom said, “We just wanted to see if the Zap Apples were really coming but the tree-“
She was cut off by the sound of twigs snapping and footsteps, something was moving towards them.
''Applejack? Wha-whats that?'' Applebloom asked her sister nervously
''It could be a monster!'' Scootaloo exclaimed
''Y'all get behind me.'' The orange cowpony said as she eyed a clearing the dark forest. Something was moving towards them, the thing was... bipedal and wore green clothes, and a green colored helmet, this looked like the monkey Fluttershy had showed her once, but this wasn't a monkey, it stood straight, it had a face capable of emotions, and it wore clothes!. The thing stopped a few feet in front of them and just stared at them, with a confused look on its face.
''Don't come any closer ya hear!'' Applejack yelled backing up along with the three little fillies.
''Don't... come... any... closer.'' The thing repeated
''Um... Mah names Applejack.''
''My... names... Applejack.'' The thing repeated. The cutie mark crusaders all giggled.
''What the hay is so funny?'' Applejack asked them, a bit annoyed
''That thing is repeating everything you say! Kinda like that parrot that Fluttershy once showed us.'' Sweetie belle said chuckling
''Um... what in tarnation are you?'' Applejack asked bravely approaching the bipedal creature.
''I... I... I... Don't.... Remember.'' It said
Applejack felt sorry for the creature, it talked, so that meant it was intelligent. But it was so... confused and lost. It didn't seem to remember anything about itself.
''Um... would you like to come with us? I have a friend who might be able to help you.''
''Oka... Okay...'' The thing said
''Just follow us... we'll get you some place safe and sound, out of this forest.'' Applejack said trotting away, the thing followed them, and was asked numerous questions by the cutie mark crusaders.
''Are you an alien?'' Scootaloo asked the creature, staying close to Applejack
''Um... I think so.'' It replied
''Whats yer name?'' Applebloom asked
''I don't remember.'' It replied
''Why do you wear that outfit?'' Sweetie belle asked
''I don't remember.'' It replied with the same answer
''Do you remember anything at all?'' Scootaloo asked
''Um... no... nothing.'' It replied
*A few minutes and several questions later*
''Ah ha, we're almost there!'' Applejack said happily
''Here?'' The thing asked
''Fluttershy's cottage.'' Sweetie belle answered
''Yup, she knows everything about animals, maybe she can tell us what you are.'' Applejack said
*Knock Knock Knock Knock*
''Fluttershy? are you there?'' Applejack called knocking on the door, a small white bunny answered the knocking.
''oh, um, howdy angel, is Fluttershy here?'' The bunny referred to as angel nodded his head no
''Um, Ok, where is she?'' Angel grabbed a nearby book and pointed at it, then pointed in a direction towards ponyville.
''Twilight's library?'' Angel nodded his head yes
''Um... Who's Twilight?'' The thing asked
''A friend of mine, she runs the library in ponyville.'' Applejack replied
''Ponyville?'' The thing asked ''What? Is that where i am?''
''Um, yeah, Ponyville.'' Applejack replied, a bunch of thoughts running through her mind.
''Well, I guess we're going to Twilight's.'' Applebloom said
''Um...Sure... I guess ...'' The thing muttered. Jesus... Talking ponies?? Ugh... whats going on? I don't remember much but I do remember one thing, ponies aren't supposed to talk, still, these ponies are really nice. Off to Ponyville I guess, meet everyone there. or everypony. Whatever they say here.
''Whats wrong with ya sugarcube?'' Applejack asked the thing, who was holding his head as he walked.
''Yeah, whats wrong with ya?'' Applebloom asked
''Are you hungry?'' Sweetie belle asked
''Ugh... No. I just have a pounding headache.'' I mutter. Applejack was about to reply but I cut her off. ''So how far is this ponyville?''
''Bout 20 minutes.'' Applejack replied. ''Can I ask ya more um, personal questions?''
''Sure, It may help to find out who I am.''
''Whats that on your belt? it looks like a sheath.''
''My belt?'' I look down at my belt, there were a bunch of grenades and other stuff attached to it, on my right side was an empty pistol holster, and on my left was... A knife, I stopped walking and unsheathed it. Applejack and the cutie mark crusaders stopped in their tracks and watched the knife I held in my hand. On the blade it read ''Beast of America'' on it. America... heh... Did these ponies think I was gonna hurt them?
''Oh, um, sorry if I scared you with the knife.'' I said putting the knife back into the sheath
''Why do you carry that big scary knife?" Scootaloo asked nervously
''I don't know... but judging by my outfit I'm some kind of soldier.'' Applejack was about to ask something again, but I cut her off... again. Jesus, I have a big hole in my memory and their still asking me useless questions. OK, my turn. After all I have an odd feeling in my gut like I'm gonna be here for a while.
''OK, Applejack, my turn for questions. Whos in charge of ponyville?''
''Um, well, technically Mayor Mare is in charge of ponyville, but princess Celestia and princess Luna rule all of Equestria.''
''Huh? So two princess rule Equestria?''
''Eeyup, Princess Celestia raises the sun and Princess Luna raises the moon.''
''What are you talking about Applejack? How is that possible?'' OK, things were starting to come back to me, no one or in this case no pony can raise the sun or the moon all by themselves.
''Magic silly. Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are alicorns, which means their the most powerful beings in existence.'' Applejack said with a chuckle.
''Magic? You have magic here? And whats an alicorn?
''Well, only unicorns and alicorns can use magic, but yeah, we have magic here. And an alicorn is all three races combined. Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are the only alicorns in existence'' Jesus, my mind is completely blown. Well, with everything thats been going on in these short few hours, I guess my mind is easy to blow. I mean, whats next, talking dragons?
''What else do you have here? Flying ponies too?''
''Actually yeah, their called pegasi.''
''And can they use magic?"
''Well, not magic like unicorns, but they have magic that allows them to walk on clouds, and us earth ponies have magic that allows us to deal with animals and plants things easier than all the other races.''
''Ugh...'' I sigh out loud, ''I guess I'll answer any more questions while I think of some...''
''Ooh! we have a million more questions to ask!'' Scootaloo blurted out. Ugh... As if my headache isn't bad enough.
After about 15 minutes of walking, I had the urge to brutalize my head against a tree or a rock or something hard. they've been repeating the same questions they've asked a few minutes earlier, then argued about different things about me, like whether I had a spaceship or not, or the helmet I wore was supposed to be for fashion purposes. Every few seconds seemed like decades. Ugh... lets just get to ponyville. Fast. before I pass out.
“Hey, look! We’re here!” Applejack enthusiastically said. The humble village of Ponyville emerged from the skyline, displaying the bright, pastel-colored buildings. They were... cartoonish. And off in the distance ponies of all colors and race littered the streets. And in the sky I noticed a few pegasi.
''Um... so twilight's library right?''
''Eeyup! Twilight is one smart unicorn, in fact, shes the star pupil of Princess Celestia herself!
''Hmm, I'd like to meet this ''Princess Celestia'' sometime.''
''We should probably talk to twilight about that. we're almost there.'' As we entered ponyville everypony on the street stopped whatever they were doing and stared at us, well, more specifically me. I was twice as tall as all of them, Applejack was probably 3 or 4 feet, while I was about 6 feet tall, I walked on two legs which apparently wasn't normal, I almost resembled a monkey, and the clothes I wore were do dirty and torn it had looked like I've been through a war.
''Why is everypony staring at me?''
''Because they've never seen a monkey like you before.'' Applebloom said from behind me.
''Monkey? Ugh... I guess I do look like one...'' ugh, I can't even remember what race I am. I can just remember bits and pieces about small stuff.
''Well, maybe your a certain kind of talking monkey.'' Sweetie belle commented
''Ooh! hey mister, I forgot to ask what your cutie mark was.'' Scootaloo exclaimed. Applebloom and Sweetie belle facehoofed.
''Darn it! how could we forget ta ask something like that?'' Applebloom said
''Um, whats a cutie mark?'' I ask
''Everypony has a cutie mark! It’s something they get when they discover their special talent.” She pointed to Applejack’s flank. “Like mah big sister’s! She got hers when she found her talent in applebucking!”
I took off my helmet and scratched my head. ''I was kinda wondering what those were, I just thought they were some sort of trend.''
“Nope.” Applejack confirmed. “Ah tried to live in Manehatten with mah aunt an’ uncle, but then ah realized that mah place was here on the farm. When ah came home, this appeared on mah flank.” She gestured to the three red apples contrasting her orange fur.
''How exactly does that work?'' All of them just shrugged, and I let out another loud sigh.
''Well, bye, Me and the crusaders are going to the lake. We're gonna try to get our swimming cutie marks!'' Applebloom said as the ''cutie mark crusaders'' Walked off in a different direction.
'' OK be back by supper Applebloom! Oh hey, we're here!'' Applejack said as she approached a giant tree.
''The library inside a big tree?''
''Eeyup, this mare sure loves her books, they about half her world.''
Applejack knocked on the door and a few seconds later a small... lizard thing answered the door.
''Oh hey Applejack, what the hay is that?!''
''Hes, um... what did ya say ya were again?''
''I think.... um...'' I stammer
''Look, is twilight here? We need to see her.'' Applejack interrupted. Heh, at least I have more time to think.
''Wait! You’re a human! Your not supposed to be real!'' Spike shouted
I was about to tell him dragons aren't supposed to be real, but the little dragon cut me off.
''Twilights upstairs, I'll go get her.'' And the little dragon went up some nearby stairs and disappeared.
''Um, Who was that?''
''Aw. thats just Spike, really nice kid.'' Applejack told me stepping into the library
''Wait, I remember, I am a human.'' I said walking into the library and browsing the books on the shelf. There were books of all kinds on the shelf, and ''Twilight'' Kept her books neat and in order. Obsessive maybe?
''Do ya remember anything else sugarcube?'' Applejack asked worried
''Um... no.'' That was a lie right there. I'm sure I was a soldier. But I can't tell them that. This land seemed so peaceful, did they even know what a soldier? They seemed scared when I held that knife... Yeah... I don't know what they'll say to that. Theres a possibility I'm just imitating a soldier.
''Um, sugarcube? are you alright?'' I put the book I was holding back on the shelf and spun around. I was about to respond to her, but I was cut off yet again, by a purple... unicorn.
''Oh hey Applejack, what brings you here. Oh, now I know.'' The purple unicorn said looking at me. ''So, Spike wasn't joking when he said a real live human was here.'' I took a step towards her and examined her. Purple, A dark purple mane, and her cutie mark was... A star?
''Oh, um, Hi'' I said
''Um... Your a human.'' The purple unicorn said
''Yes, Apparently I am, Whats your name?''
"Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia's number one student!" That sounds pretty rehearsed. If she's a student under the The most powerful being in Equestria than she might be a bit of a goody-two-shoes, most likely. ''Whats your name?''
''Um... I can't remember, come to think of it... I don't remember much.''
''Is that a saddlepack? maybe theres something in there that will help us find out who you are.'' Twilight said, then there was a knocking on the door, and then a yellow, um, pegasus and a pink pony carrying a tray of cupcakes came bouncing in.
''Twilight! you just have to try these cupcakes! their my new recipe! the pink pony said trying to talk with a tray of cupcakes in her mouth. The yellow pegasus gasped when she saw me. The pink pony dropped the tray on a nearby table walked around me, inspecting my body.
''I've never seen a monkey like you before! Do you like cupcakes? I'm Pinkie pie! but you can call me pinkie for short.'' The pink pony known as Pinkie said feeling my muscles.
''Um... can you now touch me? I feel, um, uncomfortable.''
''Oh, sorry mister monkey!'' Pinkie said backing off and standing next to Applejack. The yellow pegasus stepped forward and looked me straight in the face. Tears were welling up in her eyes.
''Wh-Who did these terrible things to you?'' She said pointing at the three scars that went down the front of my face. She then hugged me tightly. Did this pegasus think I was in pain? I was, but I guess she felt bad for me since I had so many scars.
''Well, from what it looks like, something big scratched me.''
''Maybe a manticore did this to him.'' Twilight said
''Or timber wolves.'' Applejack replied
''Ah! I remember. I was gonna go through my backpack to see if there was anything that would jog my memory.'' I said gently pushing the yellow pegasus off me and setting my backpack on the table. The yellow pegasus looked sadly as me.
''Hmm...'' I said to myself opening the backpack and setting my gun off to the side.
''mph, what this?'' Pinkie said as she held the gun in her mouth. i quickly grabbed it out from her mouth and set it back down on the table.
''Don't touch things without my permission.'' I scolded
''Sorry Mr.human.'' Pinkie said. I continued to root through the bag, taking out whatever was in there. Hmm, ammo clips, a canteen, Packaged food, um, three ''Captain America'' comics, A neatly folded black and grey outfit, two random metal bracers. and at the bottom of the backpack was a small briefcase that fit snuggly in the bottom. I took that one out and examined it on the table. Maybe this was the answer I was looking for. Only problem was... it was locked.
''Hey, maybe this is you name.'' the yellow pegasus said as she pointed to some writing on the briefcase.
''Mr...Samsonite?'' Twilight asked
''I don't like that name. How about we shorten it to ''Samson'' Do you like that Samson?'' Pinkie said hopping up and down.
''Sounds good to me.'' I said as I tried to pry open the briefcase.
''Hey guys, this thing won't open, can I have some help?''
''Ah can kick it open.'' Applejack said
''No, Applejack, don't worry, i have a spell to unlock locks.'' Twilight said as a magical purple aura surrounded the briefcase, and I heard a small clicking noise. ''That should do it.''
''Thank you Twilight.''
The four ponies watched in awe as I opened the briefcase. Maybe this briefcase has the key to my identity. Maybe I'll finally know who I am.
Random behind the scenes note whatever: the briefcase with the writing ''samsonite'' on it Is a reference to the movie ''Dumb and dumber'' Except he uses it as his name, and the briefcase isn't filled with money. I love putting references in my stories.
''What the hell are these?'' I thought to myself taking a bunch of dusty bottles out of the briefcase. One read ''Buckin' bronco'' and another read ''Shock Jockey'' and another read ''Devil's kiss'', and another said ''Undertow.'' and there was about 13 of them in the briefcase, nothing else. Was this alcohol? I don't remember seeing this kind of stuff, unless these were imports from some other country. But just...ah... argh... old drinks! Nothing here is gonna help me!
''Ooh! Soda! Can I have one Samson!? Can I?! Pinkie said hopping up and down excitedly reaching for one of the bottles.
''What the hay is ''Buckin' bronco?'' Applejack asked eyeing one of the bottles on the table
''Damn it! Nothing but bottles filled with who knows what!'' I yelled tossing one of the bottles across the room almost hitting Spike who was coming back down the stairs.
''What the hay!'' He yelled
''Oh, um... Sorry Spike, I'm just upset theres nothing here to help me find my identity.'' I looked at the ponies, who were frozen in fear because of my anger.
''I'm sorry I got angry.'' I apologized to them.
''Nah, its alright. I would do the same if I couldn't remember who I was.'' Applejack said
''Ugh.. Spike can you clean that up?'' Twilight said to Spike.
''Sure Twilight! I'll get right on it! He said speeding away and quickly returning with a mop.
''Please... calm down...'' The yellow pegasus said quietly
''Aww, Samson, are you mad because this isn't your favorite soda?'' Pinkie asked. God... How can she think of soda right now? how old is she?
''No... I'm just... mad because there was nothing that could tell me who i really am.'' I mutter
''Oh... you poor thing.'' The yellow pegasus said hugging me again.
''Um, what did you say your name was again?'' I ask the yellow pegasus
''Right, Fluttershy... can you stop hugging me please? I'm not really in the mood.''
''Oh, um, yeah, sorry.'' Fluttershy said letting go of me.
''Not in the mood for hugs? who isn't in the mood for hugs?'' Pinkie said surprised
''Ugh...'' I groaned sinking down onto the floor ''What am I going to do now?''
''Well... do you have a place ta stay?'' Applejack asked
''Of course not!'' I yell
''Well, you can stay with me. I have a spare room for guests.'' Twilight said, I immediately took the offer. Shes the librarian, and apparently a brianiac, so shes probably my best chance at helping me.
''I'll stay with you Twilight.'' I blurted out before anypony else could speak.
''I was going to suggest staying at my cottage...'' Fluttershy said in a quiet voice barely above a whisper. Now I think I know why shes called ''Fluttershy''
''Or ya could have stayed in ma barn.'' Applejack added. Hmm... barn... Ah! I remember what those are, I don't think it would be too comfortable.
''Your eyes are the same color as Applejack's!'' Pinkie commented
''Um... yeah... Can ya show me to my room Twilight?''
''Sure Samson, follow me.'' Twilight said as I followed her up the stairs, I looked back down and Fluttershy, Applejack and Pinkie were leaving.
''Where are you guys going?'' I call down to them
''We're going to get your ''Welcome to ponyville'' party!'' Pinkie pie exclaimed. Heh, this pony sure loves partying.
''well, alright. See you in a few I guess.'' I said as I watched them leave.
''Hey Samson, are you coming?'' Twilight called from the top of the stairs.
''oh, yeah, I'm coming!'' I said running up the stairs to join her. walked up the stairs up to the third floor of the house, as I looked into the open door of each room we passed I saw many different rooms. A study, a bathroom, a bedroom probably Twilight's and then we reached my room.
It was no different to the other rooms I had past it was the same color of the tree and had a wooden table and chairs in the center of the room a bed off to one side. Next to the bed was a bookshelf, it was empty at the moment and in the far corner was the window underneath the window was a chest of sorts, It was a big room.
''thanks for giving me a place to stay Twilight.''
"Oh you're welcome" Twilight said with a grin on her face "Now I don't suppose you have any weapons on you, do you?" Oh shit. Yeah... i did...
''Um... yeah... i do, I guess you want to take them.'' twilight just nodded her head at this. i set my bag onto the bed and took out my... um... oh yeah, it was called a rifle, and set it next to the bed, I took out all the ammo clips, a pistol that I couldn't remember the name of, and a revolver that had the words ''Lucky'' Carved on to the barrel.
''I thinks thats it Twilight.''
“Can you make sure they're safe to handle." I then disarmed all my gunss and handed them over to Twilight.
''Your knife too.''
''Oh, yeah, forgot I had it.'' I unsheathed it and handing it over, she took all my weapons with her magic. ''Oh wait, hold on, I forgot these.'' I said taking some grenades off my belt. ''You defiantly need to take these.''
''What are these?'' Twilight asked levitating them near her face.
''Thats not a good idea to do, in fact I would throw those away before you hurt someone.''
''These don't look dangerous.''
''Trust me, they are.''
''Are you starting to remember?''
''Just bits and pieces, nothing about me though. Just things about where I'm from.''
''Where are you from?''
''Hmm... Its called... America.''
''America? I've never heard of it.''
''Yeah, I'm sure you haven't, after all Spike said humans aren't supposed to be real.''
''No, they're just things of myth.''
''Hmph..'' I ignored that comment. ''What are you gonna do with my weapons?''
''Hide them.'' She replied walking off. ''Stay here for a few minutes.''
''Um... okay, I can get settled in.'' I went back to sorting through my belongings. The only thing I had was an empty canteen, MREs, and three captain america comics, and that briefcase filled with ''vigors'' as they were written on the bottle. I still had no idea what they did. I set my helmet down at the table, got in bed and waited for Twilight to return... I don't know why, but I feel tired... this bed is so... comfortable...ZZZZZZZZZZ
*Many years ago, july 4th*
''AAAAAHHH!!'' A female voice screamed
''Push! Push!'' Another female voice yelled ''Again!''
*soft squelching sound and crying*
''Its a boy! its a baby boy!'' *sound of door opening*
''Oh my love! i'm so sorry! I was in the market when they told me! Am I too late?'' A male voice said who was out of breath
''Its a boy!'' A female voice said
''Give him here.''
*sound of crying*
''My love, what shall we name him?''
''Lets name him after my grandfather, god rest his soul.''
''Alright.'' * unintelligible garble* it is. Son, your special, you are destined for greatness.''
''Samson! Samson wake up!'' Twilight yelled
''Huh? What?'' I said getting up from bed, my vision hazy. That was an odd dream, Damn, now I can't remember it.
''Hey, we just came to get ya for the party, but ya fell asleep.'' A southern accent said, oh, just Applejack
''How long have I been asleep?''
''20 minutes.'' Twilight said
''Ugh... We had a party to go to right?''
''Yeah, c'mon now, can't keep everypony waitin'.'' Applejack said
''Or Princess Celestia.'' Twilight added. My eyes widened at the mention of her name.
''Princess Celestia is coming to the party?''
''Yeah, while you were asleep I wrote to her telling her about you, and she said she wanted to meet you.''
''Ugh... where was the party again?''
''Sugarcube corner, Pinkie works there.'' Applejack answered for me.
''Hmmm!" I groan stretching, ''Well, lets get going then.'' I said grabbing a ''vigor'' called ''Undertow'' I'll try this at the party.
*A few minutes later at sugarcube corner*
Pinkie pie finished putting out the last of the treats. A few ponies were already there, chatting casually. While Princess Celestia was sitting at the same table enjoying a cup of tea.
''Hey there pinkie pie.'' A cyan colored pegasus landed near pinkie pie as she put the finishing touches on the snack table. ''I heard you made a new friend today. Going to introduce him to us?''
''Oh, well, He's not here yet. Last I saw he was with Applejack and Twilight. soon though dashie!''
''Well, Pinkie, what can you tell me about your new friend so far?'' The majestic princess of the sun asked
''Hes a really nice human!'' Pinkie exclaimed. Princess Celestia nearly choked on her tea.
''Pinkie, did you say ''Human'' In Twilight's letter, she just said ''A new friend.'' Princess Celestia said
''Don't be silly Pinkie, humans don't exist.'' The cyan colored pegasus said with a scoff.
''Did somepony say a human was gonna be here?'' A voice came from across the room. A green colored unicorn with a lyre cutie mark rushed over to Pinkie.
''Oh yeah, hes a human alright, he said so himself, right Fluttershy?''
''Um, yeah.'' Fluttershy said softly taking a bite out of a cupcake.
''Whats his name?'' Asked the green colored unicorn.
''Yes, what is the humans name?'' Princess Celestia asked
''He couldn't remember it, so we named him Samson!''
''Why did you name him ''Samson?'' The cyan colored pegasus asked
''Well, on his briefcase it said ''Samsonite'' But we decided to shorten it ''Samson'' pinkie said
''Heh, Samson, I like that name.'' The green colored unicorn muttered
Pinkie pie was about to respond then the door swung open and Applejack, Twilight and a strange, bipedal thing entered the room. The music stopped playing and everypony in the roomed stopped chatting and stared at them, more specifically, the bipedal creature that looked kind of menacing to them. It clad itself entirely in clothes, it was almost twice as tall as them, about the same height as princess celestia. To sum it up it looked like a monkey, one that wore a tattered green outfit with green pants with pockets on the sides, worn black boots that were probably very fashionable where he came from, a watch on each arm, and a strap running across his chest witha bunch of metal point things attached to it. The thing had a short shaggy, brown mane, and its eyes were as green as Applejack's. The thing evrypony in the room noticed the most though was its scars. It had 3 claw marks on the left side of its face as if an animal scratched him, a scar running over its right eye, and another scar running down his lips. Still, they continued to stare at him.
''This is a very uncomfortable situation.'' I think to myself. . I quickly scan the room, about 30 ponies Ugh... I have no clue how this is gonna go... Good... I hope...
The first pony to break the silence was a green colored pony who ran up to me in a fast green blur.
''Oh my gosh! oh my gosh! oh my gosh! A real live human!'' she said exictedly pacing around me.“ I have, like, a million questions to ask you. My name is Lyra Heartstrings. I heard that your name is Samson, right?”
''Thats right, nice to meet you Lyra.'' I said extending my hand out for a hand/hoof shake whatever. She took it in her hooves and shook it hard.
“Okay Questions,” said Lyra. She paused, and then bowed her head. “Come on, Lyra, you can do this,” she muttered to herself. She shifted her eyes over to Bon Bon, who was sitting at a nearby table and smiling at her encouragingly. Lyra nodded her head and looked up at me again. “Okay. So, um, what’s it like? You know, what’s it like to have… hands?” I gave her a confused look.
''I don't know... pretty normal I guess. i mean, I'm sure i've had them all my life.''
I’ve read all the stories about humans and there’s just something about your… your hands that fascinates me,” said Lyra. “I just wanted to know what it’s like.”
''Heh, never expected to meet an actual human did you?''
''Well... actually no. Ponies always told me they never existed. But now your here.'' Lyra said, shakily
''Um, Lyra, your shaking, is something wrong?''
''NO! Er, sorry, Its just... I've always dreamed of meeting a human, I never thought it was possible. i'm just so... HAPPY!''
''Well, I'm happy to meet you too, Lyra.'' Lyra smiled at me, and was about to speak, but was cut of by another pony, then a bigger pony approached me, this one was a lot taller than all the other ones, her cutie mark was... a sun. What the hell did that mean? Wait... this is princess celestia isn't it?
''Greetings Samson, I'm Princess Celestia. It's a pleasure to meet you.'' She said in a royal, majestic voice. She was the princess after all... i'm sure everypony back in... what did applejack call it... spoke like this.
''Um, nice to meet you to.'' I said. I didn't know what else to say.
''Tell me Samson, what are your intentions here?'' Princess celestia asked me
''Why are you here?''
''I don't know... i just woke up here with a big hole in my memory.''
''What do you remember?''
''Just that I'm from a country from America.''
''No idea... your an alicorn right? you can use magic, do you have some sort of spell that will restore my memory?'' Princess Celestia nodded her head and called Twilight over, who was chatting with a white unicorn with a neatly styled purple mane.
''Yes princess?'' Twilight asked
''Twilight, do you remember that memory spell from the discord incident?''
''Of course princess, I remember all my spells. Do you want me to cast it on him?'' Princess Celestia nodded her head again and twilight walked in front of me.
“Hold still, please.” Twilight said as her horn glowed, everypony in the room stopped talking and looked at me. I was surrounded in a bright purple aura. After several long seconds it wore off.
''Did it work?'' Twilight asked smiling
''Nope, still can't remember anything about myself.''
''Thats impossible. That memory spell is incredibly powerful.'' Princess Celestia said
''Well, since your so powerful, why don'y you cast it?'' Princess Celestia sighed and pointed her horn at me, I was then surrounded in a bright golden aura, and after the spell wore off... nothing.
''Did it work now?'' Princess Celestia asked with confidence in her voice.
''Wait, I remember something!'' Everypony moved closer to me to find out what I remembered.
''The city you live in is called Canterlot right?'' Princess celestia and Twilight both facehoofed.
''Ugh... Yes, I live in Canterlot... Do you remember anything besides that?'' Princess celestia asked a bit annoyed.
''Nope.'' I simply said ''So... what now?''
''Do you have a place to stay?''
''Samson is staying with me, princess.'' Twilight said.
''Can I ask something?'' I asked
''Of course Samson.''
''Why would you help someone you barely even know? Someone whos not even... the same species..''
''I see so much pain and suffering in your eyes, you're so young, and yet you've seen things that nopony should ever see... I can feel it, and it breaks my heart." The princess of the sun said with sadness in her voice.
''I don't even know what your talking about? Are you talking about my scars?''
''Yes, you have so many of them. And I can tell they were formed over many years of your life.''
''I don't really mind the scars, they seem kinda cool.''
''Can you tell me something? How does someone so young have eyes so old?'' She asked with concern in her voice.
''Maybe I do a lot of reading, I seem to love reading.''
Ugh... The party went on for several long hours, and I spent most of the time chatting to Princess Celestia, Twilight, and Lyra. This ''Rainbow dash'' Didn't seem to like me, She seemed really suspicious. And this ''Rarity'' spent about a half hour criticizing my outfit. That it was ''Filthy'' and it had looked like I've been through a war. I had this weird feeling in my gut that Lyra was interested in me. Nah, its just because I was human. Everypony seemed really concerned about my scars. Well, this is my new life now, i can't remember anthing about myself. But I suppose some things are better off forgotten.
''Goodnight Samson!'' Twilight called from upstairs interrupting my thoughts
''Goodnight Twilight! Goodnight Spike!'' I called up at them.
''Goodnight Samson!'' Spike called
''Life is gonna be perfect here.'' I thought to myself before falling asleep.
*many years ago, march 5th*
''Boo!'' A male voice yelled
''fascist!'' A female voice yelled
''Fire! fire!'' Someone else yelled in a mocking voice
''Tosser!'' A male voice yelled *sound of a hard object hitting someone*
''Argh! Damn you! Fire Everything!'' Another male voice yelled
*Sounds of multiple guns going off, sounds of screaming and yelling*
''AAHH!'' Some one screamed
''Murderers!'' Another screamed
''Run!'' Someone yelled
''Uncle Ben!'' A young voice cried out ''No! Bastards! I'll kill you for this!''
*More sounds of screaming, yelling, glass smashing, and the butt of a gun hitting someone*
''Samson! hey Samson! Wake up!'' A voice belong to Lyra yelled, I then felt a cold splash of water on my face.
''Alright! I'm up!'' I yelled quickly sitting up and rubbing my eyes. ''Ugh, Lyra? why are you here?''
''We're going to lunch remember?''
''Oh yeah... sorry... overslept.''
''Actually no, I just wanted to see you again so badly, so I came over here.'' Lyra said smiling at me and invading my personal space. Oh... those beautiful golden eyes...
''Well, alright then, where are we going?'' I said hopping out of bed. Still in my dirty, torn, green uniform
''Um, Lyra, can you leave the room while I change? I'll see you downstairs.''
''Sure thing Samson, don't keep me waiting!'' Lyra said happily trotting out of the room and closing the door behind her. I took off my green uniform, strange, I slipped on the metal bracers I found yesterday and picked up the black outfit I had found in my backpack yesterday. Heh, it was a complete outfit with black pants with many pockets, and a hooded robe of some sort... the robes also had a gray-white fur padding on the left shoulder and under... um whats the word, not sleeves, ah, bracers and a small, adorned buckle in a shape of diamond, which connected the belts which crossed over his chest. There was also an upside-down symbol on the tip of the hood, heh, the hood was in the shape of a beak too. This looked brand new. After putting on the outfit I decided to go through that briefcase again, looking at the ''vigors'' I picked up one that said ''Undertow'' and on it was a picture of another human... levitating an apple? Maybe this vigor would give me telekinesis like a unicorn. I stuffed it in my pocket and headed downstairs, can't keep Lyra waiting. When I got downstairs Lyra was chatting with Twilight as she sorted books onto the shelves.
''Good morning Twilight!'' I said cheerfully as I reached the bottom of the stairs.
''Good morning Samson, sleep well?'' Twilight asked me
''Yeah, what time is it?''
''11:09.'' Lyra answered
''Well, bye Twilight, Me and Lyra are headed off for some lunch.''
''Have fun you two!'' Twilight called after me and Lyra as we left.
''So where are we eating Lyra?''
''Oh, my favorite restaurant, Hoity Toity’s Fine Equestrian Cuisine.''
''that sounds fancy, oh, um... Sorry i can't be a proper gentleman and pay, but i'm broke.'' I said with slight shame in my voice
''Don't worry about it Samson, I got you covered.'' Lyra said as we walked through ponyville, I was getting a lot of odd looks from the ponies on the street. typical.
''Hey Lyra, what do you do for a living?''
''Well, i'm a musician of course!'' She said ''I play the Lyre, the cutie mark says it all.'' She said shaking her flank at me. ''So how do you like ponyville so far?''
''its great, everypony is so nice here. Well, maybe accept for Rainbow Dash.''
''Why do you say that Samson?''
''She seems... arrogant... And she didn't really get to know me, She spent the entire party away from me.''
''Psh... yeah, that sounds like her. Always jumping to conclusions.'' Lyra said with a chuckle
''Heh, well I don't think theres anything to do to change that...'' I mutter, but Lyra heard me.
''She probably will, us ponies are very forgiving.''
*A few minutes later at the restaurant*
''Um... What should I order?'' I ask Lyra flipping through the menu. Heh, this restaurant was pretty fancy. kinda reminds me of... um... whats that city called... it started with an ''F'' ah, yeah... France. the so called ''City of love'' Heh, speaking of love... Wait, do I like Lyra? i mean sure shes a good friend so far... but... wouldn't that be weird? A relationship with a pony? Ugh, no stop thinking about that and pick something to order.
''Well, what do humans usually eat?'' Lyra asked
''Hmm... let me think... i guess everything a pony eats.'' i said staring into her bright golden eyes. Heh, I then looked around at all the other ponies in the restaurant, they were sitting on all fours like dogs in their chairs while Lyra was sitting... um... the same way I was, human style.
''Lyra? Why do you sit like that? isn't that uncomfortable''
''Actually yes, but it cracks my back and helps me think. Yeah, I have a reputation for sitting like this.''
''Or maybe because Humans sit like that? Like me for example.''
She blushed slightly. “Well, I do think it’s a cool pose, but the thinking part is important .”
''Maybe you have a big interest for humans because the way you sit.'' I said leaning in.
She leaned in too and said ''I guess it’s possible, I've always had a fascination with humans, can't remember how it started.''
''Can I take your orders?'' A brown earth pony with a black vest and a red bow tie said holding a notepad in his hooves.
''Uh...'' I stutter looking at him and flipping through the menu.
''I'll have a dandelion sandwich, extra lettuce.'' Lyra told the waiter
''And for you sir?''
''Um, same thing shes having...''
''This will take a few minutes.'' The stallion said walking off. Male ponies were called stallions right? Ugh... Lyra looks absolutely beautiful…
''So beautiful...'' I mutter
''What was that?'' Lyra asked
''Um... I said, the food looked really good in the menu!'' Lyra looked at me suspiciously, then down at my hands, I was just twiddling my thumbs.
''Hey Samson... can I... um...'' Lyra said nervously
''C'mon,'' I said smiling at the beautiful green unicorn, ''You can ask me anything, anything at all.''
''Can I play with your hands?'' Heh, what an odd request.
''Sure Lyra, go ahead.'' Lyra took my hand and started experimenting and fondling with my hand. Bending the fingers, waving it around... Awkward.
''Where are you from Samson?''
''Well, the only place I can remember is America.''
''America? is that a country like Equestria?''
''Yeah, except humans live there.''
''Do you come from some specific town or city?''
''Now that I can't remember.''
''You don't remember much do you?''
''No, I don't really. my memory is like... um.. let me think... Swiss cheese!'' That comment made Lyra laugh.
''Do humans have music?''
''Yeah... I remember one song, actually.''
''Can you sing it for me?''
''Um... somewhere, beyond the sea, somewhere waiting for me... And i actually don't remember the rest of the lyrics, just the tune to it.''
''Can you at least hum it for me?'' She asked fluttering her eyes lashes.
''of course. But a few questions first, whats it like to have magic?''
''Hmm, I don't know, it just comes naturally.''
''Here you go.'' The brown earth pony said dropping plates onto the table. ''And heres you bill.''
''Thank you kind sir.'' Lyra said jokingly taking out a small bag of coins and levitating it over to the brown earth pony, still holding my hand with her hoof. (somehow). then Lyra let go of my hand and started eating her sandwich. I looked at my own sandwich, it looked normal I guess... wait, were those flowers in the sandwich? I frowned at the thought. Ugh, can't let Lyra's money go to waste, besides I'm starving. I picked it up and took a bite out of it. It actually tasted pretty good, like honey, but it was also pretty dry. Wait, I still have that undertow vigor in my pocket. Time to give it a taste.
''Whats that?'' Lyra asked me with her mouth full
''A drink I brought with me.''
''What's it called?'' Lyra asked finally letting go of my hand.
''Undertow Vigor, it claims it will give me telekinesis.''
''Well thats possible, Applejack's little sister Applebloom once drank a potion she got from Zecora and caught the cutie pox.''
''Is that bad? The cutie pox?''
''Oh yeah, probably the worst thing you can catch. All these different cutie marks start appearing all over your body and you can't control whatever talent it brings you!''
''Well, thats bad I guess. Whos Zecora?''
''Zecora is a zebra who lives in the everfree forest, everypony thought she was a crazy witch at first, but then we got know her.''
''Then why doesn't she live in Ponyville?''
''I don't know, probably to be closer to all her plants she uses for her potions, your lucky you didn't get the reaction as everpony else when you first came to town.'' Lyra responded
''What do you mean?'' I said taking a sip of undertow, I instantly felt sick to my stomach. it tasted... decent... but I felt really weird.
''Well, everypony was afraid of her, we barricaded ourselves in our homes, when she came to town ponyville was practically deserted, how does that Vigor taste?'' Lyra said smiling
''Um, sorta good, I mean it is good, but its not exactly my new favorite drink.''
''Can I have a taste?''
''Um, I don't think this stuff is good for ponies.'' I said eating the rest of the sandwich.
''C'mon, just a sip.'' Lyra said levitating the vigor away from me. I reached out to grab it and the Vigor, just floated over to me... There was no golden aura surrounding it like Lyra did when she first levitated it. Was I using magic?
''Are you doing that?'' Lyra asked me
''Well I'll be damned, the vigor worked.'' I said spinning the bottle in the air. ''Heh, this is fun.''
''Do you have any more of those?''
''About 11 more back at Twilight's. Different kinds.''
''I don't know what they do, I remember the names though.''
''And what are they called?''
''Um, give me a few seconds... Um, Buckin' bronco, Devil's kiss, Undertow and... Ah, yeah, Shock Jockey.''
''Those are really weird names, then again ''Samson'' is a weird name.''
''Well, I like it, Lyra is a really nice name.''
''Thanks Samson.'' She said smiling at me, ''Did you like your sandwich?''
''Yeah, it was pretty good.''
''Samson, can i ask something random?''
''Anything.'' I answered back grabbing the half empty vigor bottle out of the air and stuffing it in my pocket.
''If I can convince Bon Bon to let you move in with us, would you?'' i remembered Bon Bon, cream colored mare with light blue eyes, seemed suspicious, not as suspicious as Rainbow dash though, but she seemed to like me.
''You hesitated right there, you don't really do you?'' Lyra asked with slight sadness in her voice.
''No No! I do, really!'' I said raising my voice and standing up, everypony in there stopped eating and looked awkwardly at us.
''Um, just a misunderstanding everypony! Go back to eating!'' I said nervously sitting back down. Lyra blushed, cute. Everypony else did as I said and went back to eating and chatting with each other.
''You really want to move in with me?'' Lyra asked
''Yeah, I do if that's OK with Bon Bon I'm sorry I raised my voice.''
''Forgiven, I'm done eating, wanna leave?'' She said smiling again. I love that smile...
''Where to now?'' I ask standing back up.
''Hmm... I feel like going bowling, how about you?'' Lyra asked standing up as well.
''Okay.'' I said following her outside. Hmm, I can't remember what bowling was, it sounds nice though, whatever it is. Hmm, funny I can remember certain things like America and France, but I can't remember anything about me.
''So what exactly am I supposed to do with this Lyra?'' I said examining the smooth blue bowling ball I held in my hands,
''Just watch me closely, see those white pins at the end of our lane?'' Lyra said levitating a bowling ball
''Watch and learn.'' Lyra said smugly, the ball she levitated in her hands flew at the pins at amazing speed, knocking down all but one of them.
''Dang it!'' She yelled kicking a nearby seat
''Why so mad? theres always a next time, besides, this is my first time. I'm positive you'll win.'' i said smiling at her, she smiled back at me.
''Its your turn, lets see how yo do.'' I had another sip of Undertow and levitated my ball in the air, trying to control it, I launched the ball at a very fast speed, only to do something pretty stupid. I accidentally launched my ball into somepony elses lane.
''Ha ha! yeah! I got a strike!'' A dark blue earth said exictedly hopping up and down.
''That wasn't even your ball!'' A black pegasus yelled at the dark blue one.
''Oh yeah, if it wasn't my ball, then whos was it?'' The dark blue pony asked the other
''It was that guys ball!'' The Black pegasus said pointing his hoof at me.
''Who me?'' I asked trying to act innocently, Lyra just sighed. The black pegasus marched up to me and started yelling at me.
''you helped him win! How many bits did he pay you to cheat? 30? 50?'' he yelled. Jesus, were all pegasi like this? Except for Fluttershy of course, sweet little thing.
''What are you talking about?''
''I have 200 bits riding on this game! I'm not gonna lose them to a cheater!'' he growled
''What makes you think I did that on purpose?''
''Your a monkey! A monkey that lies! I know you did that on purpose!''
''Samson is not a liar!'' Lyra shouted defending me.
''I've never met a monkey that told the truth!'' The black pegasus protested.
''Have you ever met a monkey that spoke before?'' I ask. the pegasus thought about it for a few seconds.
''Well... um, no. I haven't''
''How about a monkey that ever told the truth or lie?''
''Um... No, I haven't.''
''Then you don't know if I'm being honest or not, I did do it, but not on purpose, and I'm sorry.'' The pegasus bowed his head at me.
''I'm sorry I accused you of cheating, it won't happen again.''
''Your forgiven, um, whats your name?''
''Thunderlane.'' he said
''Alright, well, I'm Samson, so just mind your business and we'll mind ours.'' I said turning away from him.
''its your turn Lyra.'' I said to the green pony who kept looking at Thunderlane.
''Can you believe it? Ponies accusing you of lying!''
''Lyra, he apologized to us, lets just get back to the game.''
''Alright Samson.'' Lyra said levitating another ball.
''hey Lyra, what should we do after this?''
''i don't know... The bar?''
*An hour later at Lyra's favorite bar ''The Prancing pony show''*
''This place seems old fashioned.'' I said to Lyra as we walked through the western style doors.
''Yup, its almost like an Apploosan salt bar. Rustic isn't it?'' Lyra said with a chuckle. We were greeted by a number of heads turning our way. There was a few quiet gasps when some laid eyes on me, I was pretty much used to this. then they went back to their conversations.
''Um, should we sit at the bar Lyra?''
From behind the bar we were greeted by light brown earth pony named Rum Run. She was a mid-aged mare, though a bit younger than the mayor. Her cutie mark was an inverted rum bottle splashing out some of its brown liquid, most likely rum or whiskey.
“Evenin’ mates.” She said smiling, heh,, she had an accent, it wasn't like that southern accent Applejack had. it was... um... let me think... the only thing that comes to my mind when I hear her accent is ''A dingo ate your baby.'' I don't even remember what a Dingo is those but words just kept flashing in my mind.
''I brought you a new costumer. I know he'll love this place.'' Lyra said hopping up on a stool.
My, you’re tall one. You’re also that new human that everyponies been talking about, thought it was just a rumor.''
''Nope, I'm real as real can get.'' I said sitting at the bar next to Lyra.
''Well, what can I get ya?''
''hard cider, big mug.'' Lyra said plopping a bag of bits down at the bar.
''And how bout you human?''
''My names Samson, and I'll have the same thing Lyra's having''
''Two mugs of hard cider comin' right up.''
''Yo Samson!'' A familiar voice yelled from not to far away, I spun around in my seat to see a familiar black pegasus I met a few minutes earlier.
''Oh, hey Thunderlane.''
''What do you want now?'' Lyra asked menacingly
''I just wanted to buy you a drink as an apology.'' Thunderlane said approaching me an Lyra.
''Did you win your bet earlier?'' I asked him
''Actually yes, I'm 200 bits richer!'' he said happily
''I got a fun idea, how about a drinking contest, just a friendly one.''
''Ooh! can I join in?'' Lyra asked
''Of course Lyra.'' i said
''Sure Lyra.'' Thunderlane said
''Well, what are we waiting for? Afternoon tea? lets get this party started!'' I said plopping myself down a a nearby table.
*A few minutes later, third person point of view*
Everypony stared at the drunken human that slurred random things , amazed. He had 20 drinks, and was as drunk as drunk could get, while Thunderlane the black pegasus was passed out on the floor.
''Oh Mah god! I love me some ponyville! Ah never wanna leave! Awesome Magic pony land.'' No pony knew what to think. Then Applejack, pinkie pie, and twilight walked in.
''Howdy rum run, a glass of, what the hay?''
''Well, I gave Samson a few free drinks to see how much a human could take. turns out.. a lot. More than Thhunderlane there'' Rum rum told the three.
They all looked at the drunken human who had an equally drunk green mare careening in his arm on the seat next to him. The pair were engaged in a deep philosophical debate on the subject of love and beauty, the likes of which had not known for centuries since the legendary unicorn scholars of the pre classical era or the ancient Greek philosophers of the Ancient Greece era. Alas, our myopic, unsophisticated comprehension of linguistics and subtlety could only precieve the groundbreaking revelations as the following:
''Your sexy.'' Samson slurred
''No... Your sexy!'' The drunken green unicorn slurred back
''No no no no no,I think your the one thats sexy!''
''My shexyness levels are not as good as yours.''
''I think you maybe a tiny bit more sexier than *hic* me...'' And so on and so on...
''How many drinks did he have?'' Twilight asked rum run
''Bout 20'' Rum run replied polishing a glass at the bar.
''20 shots?'' Applejack asked
''20 entire mugs of hard cider.'' Rum run replied.
''20 MUGS?'' The three asked surprised.
''Eeyup, Thunderlane only had 3 mugs.... weak.'''
''Is Samson alright?'' Pinkie asked worried
''Does it look like hes alright?'' Twilight asked Pinkie
''ugh, I think you'd be good in bed Lyra.'' Samson said smacking Lyra's flank, everypony grimaced at that moment.
''Maybe we should *hic* test it, human boy.'' Lyra slurred
''Argh, I love you Lyra.'' Samson slurred kicking over a chair.
''I agrees with you Samson!'' Lyra said before passing out.
*Switching back to Samson's POV*
I looked at twilight and applejack and pinkie for a brief second, then resumed my conversation with the unconscious Lyra, I noticed she fell asleep and i was merely talking to myself and then I got up and stumbled over to Applejack, never been drunk before, than again, I don't remember if I ever got drunk before I came here. All my thoughts were screwed up. Ugh...
''Well howdy doody there applejackie!'' I said grabbing her hat from off her head.
''Hey give that back!'' She said hopping up to grab her hat, I quickly moved away from her.
''Hey don't touch me! I was Captain America's sidekick damn damn fucker!'' I then put on Applejacks hat and dance around the on the tables.
''Hey look everypony I'm Jesse James pew pew pew pew pew! I then tossed Applejacks hat across the room like a Frisbee and pick up some random ponies bottle.
''Whos Captain America and Jesse James?'' Pinkie asked, but still I ignored her and continued dancing on the tables like an idiot.
''Samson, your drunk, you need to come home right know.'' Twilight said sternly
''Oh wait! I had something really important to tell you three!!'' I said drunkenly hopping down from the table
''And what might that be?'' Applejack asked who had retrieved her hat.
''Ooh! A recipe for cupcakes?'' Pinkie asked excitedly. ''he says its important! maybe he remembered something about himself!''
''Oh yeah, now I remember.'' I said grabbing a nearby bottle, ''Um, what was it, oh yeah, merry Christmas!'' After that drink the entire world went black.
*Switching back over to 3rd person*
The three watched as Samson drank down the strongest stuff rum run had in a few seconds, the the fell over and knocked over a table, sending a bunch of bottles and shot glasses flying.
''Oh my gosh!'' Pinkie ran over to the unconscious human, ''Twilight we have to help him!''
''We have ta get him back to your library!'' Applejack said slumping Samson on her back.
''alright, lets get him back home.'' Twilight said walking out, ''Say, who's merry Christmas?''
''Drunken idiot.'' Applejack muttered under her breath.
''Wait girls! What about Lyra?'' PInkie asked from behind them.
''Bring her too, I have no clue where she lives.''
''neither do I'' Applejack said
''Funny, I know everypony in ponyville, but not where they all live.'' Pinkie said as they trotted of to Twilight's Library.
*Many years ago, march 5th*
''Ugh, this is a godforsaken place.'' A young voice said
''You can say that again boy, it is prison after all.'' An older voice said
''They just killed him... they fired into the crowd and killed him.'' The young voice said sadly
''I'm sorry for your loss, I too have lost someone to the damn empire.''
''The Empire thinks they can do whatever the hell they want!'' The young voice yelled angrily
''Oi! Shut you gobs!'' Another voice yelled
''Damn guard...'' The older voice said
''When I get out of here, I'll kill them all.'' The young voice said to the other.
''I know someone who might help us, you have to trust me.'' The older voice said
''Alright, whats your name?'' The younger voice said
''Alright, how do we get out of here?''
* approaching footsteps*
''Oi! you, you're brothers bailing you out. Let's go. *sound of jail cell opening*
''Um, alright I'm coming, sorry mate.''
''For Christ sakes, I stick my neck out for you for years and this is how you repay me, getting yourself thrown in jail.''
''They killed Uncle Ben, Adam, and they shot into the crowd, someone had to do something.''
''Aye, god bless his soul... but what about the guard's safety? Everyone was protesting and throwing snowballs and bricks, and one idiot even had a club! What if he had beaten one of the guards to death?'' The one referred to as ''Adam'' said.
''Speaking of guards, where were you?'' The younger voice said
''Patrolling the docks, I heard the gunshots from there.''
''No shit, the entire city heard the shots, I wonder how many innocent people died...''
''Well, they shouldn't have messed with the empire.'' ''Adam'' said.
''What was that?''
*present day, Samson's POV*
''Ugh... My head... where Am I?'' I thought to myself opening my eyes. Heh, just Twilight's library, in my nice, cozy bed. Ugh, what happened to me. Hmm, let me think, Lunch, Bowling, Pegasus, drinks, Lyra. Wait, where the hell is Lyra? I sat up with a jolt, Ugh, god my head hearts like hell. Wait, theres something else in the bed. I can feel it. I lifted up the covers, and next to me, sleeping snugly was Lyra. Wait, last night... or whenever, did me and Lyra? Ugh... no, we're just friends. I'm a human and shes a pony, is that even possible?
''Lyra, wake up.'' I said shaking her awake.
''Ugh... 5 more minutes.'' Lyra said groggily
''Lyra! wake up!''
''Huh? What? Samson? where are we?'' She asked worriedly looking at me with wide eyes. ''What... were in bed... did we-?''
''What? No Lyra, I still have my clothes on.''
''But... Twilight?'' The green unicorn said looking away from me, I looked in the direction she was looking at and Twilight was standing in the door.
''You two look really cute together!'' She said smiling
''Ugh, Twilight, what happened last night?'' I asked getting out of bed
''You and Lyra got incredibly drunk and passed out, so I brought you two here.''
''How long ago?'' Lyra asked getting out of bed too.
''You two have been asleep for an entire day.''
''An entire day? oh no! Bon Bon is probably worried sick about me! I have go!'' Lyra said rushing out the door
''Don't forget to ask Bon Bon about me moving in!'' I yell after her quickly.
''I will! meet me at sugarcube corner later!'' I heard her call from downstairs
''Alright!'' i called after her
''Moving in?'' Twilight asked giving me a confused look
''Um, yeah, Lyra asked me if she could convince Bon Bon to let me move, would I do it, and I said yes.''
''Don't you like it here Samson?''
''Well, I do Twilight, but I wanna be closer to Lyra.''
''You like her don't you?''
''We're just good friends, nothing more.'' I said walking towards the door.
''Where are you going? Not back to the bar I hope.''
''Nope, just downstairs to grab some books.'' I said walking past her. Just good friends? I... seem attracted to her, but shes a pony, no, what if she doesn't like me back like that. Ugh, get those kinds of thoughts out of your head Samson. That sort of thinking can kill your friendship with Lyra, then again she said all ponies were pretty forgiving. Ugh, no, just keep that though to yourself.
''hey Samson?'', Twilight asked coming down the stairs with me, ''Whats ''Merry Christmas?''
''I don't remember.'' I said bluntly
''Ugh, I'm bored.'' I said out loud closing another book and placing it back on the shelf, ''Hey Twilight, i'm going out for a walk.''
''See ya Samson! Don't get lost!'' I walked towards the door, ''Hey wait!'' I turned around and Twilight was levitating a small bag over too me.
''Don't spend it all on hard cider, have fun.''
''I won't Twilight, I learned my lesson about drinking too much.'' I stepped outside into the nice, sunny, peaceful town of ponyville. Celestia's sun was shining very brightly, as usual. Applejack once told me that Princess Luna raised the moon and that She and Princess Celestia ruled Equestria together. I haven't met her yet, but from what Twilight told me she had social problems the same way i did when I first came here. Ah, life is great. Maybe, i'll go visit Applejack, see how shes doing. What was her farm called again? Um... I think it was Sweet Apple acres.
*a few minutes later, close to Sweet apple Acres*
I was just walking to Sweet apple acres, humming the tune to ''Beyond the sea'' To myself. This land is so peaceful... Where has this been all my life? I don't really remember what it was like living back in America, but I'm sure this place is a million times better than this. No, it is... Hmm... I need to find a job so I can get more money...
''Yo Samson!'' A voice yelled from no where. I spun around, no one, I looked in all directions, and nothing.
''Up here smart one!'' I looked up and saw a familiar cyan pegasus who didn't seem to like me.
''What do you want?''
''I just wanted to say I'm sorry for calling you a monster, and I want to get to know you better.'' Rainbow said landing in front of me.
''I thought you didn't like me.''
''Well, I think your cool, I just didn't trust you... so, what do you say, just get to know each other?''
''Um, OK, what do you like to do?''
''Fight.'' She simply said
''I have a black belt in karate, but I never have anypony to practice with around here. Well, I have Applejack on occasion,he’s usually busy on the farm , but I need somepony new to fight.''
''Well, I haven't actually fought I think.'' I stutter
''C'mon dude, I can tell you've fought a lot, you've got a lot of scars on your face.''
''Um... when do you wanna fight?''
''Right here, right now.'' Heh, I guess I can use a challenge right now.
''Alright, I accept,'' I said stretching and readying myself, so what are the rul-'' Rainbow dash collided with me at an amazing and knocked me down in two seconds flat.
''Oh C'mon! You didn't even try!'' Rainbow pouted looming over me.
''You caught me off guard! That wasn't fair!''
''If you want to be a good fighter, you can't play fair!''
''Alright! Alright!'' i said standing up, ''Hold on, I'm hot, I need to take off my robe.'' I said removing my hooded robe, Rainbow gasped and covered her mouth when she saw my bare chest. About every inch was covered in scars, some big, some small, cuts, small circles, big circles, this boggled her mind. he looked like hes been through a war, or several.
''Samson... how are you still alive?'' Rainbow asked staring at my chest, ''And your so... muscly.''
''Heh, I guess i'm tougher than I look.''
''But you always clad yourself in clothes... without them you look even tougher. Why don't you take off your pants too?''
''I'm comfortable with them on.'' I said trying not to blush
''Alright then... can i ask something random?''
''Can I feel your muscles?'' She asked, heh, another odd request. yesterday Lyra asked if she could play with my hands, then again, i welcomed it.
''um, sure, go ahead dash.'' She hovered close to me and traced her hoof up and down my chest, the she moves down to my abs, then she started squeezing my arm.
''Um... having fun rainbow? i can call you rainbow right?''
''Wow, your really strong,'' She said squeezing my arms again, ''I bet your even stronger than big Macintosh!''
''Well, lets test that, a fair fight this time.''
''Your on!'' Dash threw a few quick jabs with her forelegs and some low kicks with her hind legs, all of which i easily avoided, Heh, I was starting to remember how to fight! i threw a few kicks and punches at her And then Rainbow Dash decided to take it up a notch or two. She started using her wings, and her tail as well. I was facing a seven limbed opponent, no fear... this is just a little blue pegasus after all. I had to switch to defensive mode, she was assaulting me like crazy, i have to think of something, wait, that just might work. I quickly dogged dashes oncoming barrage of attacks and grabbed both of her wings, and threw her to the ground.
''Not bad Samson, its rude to touch a pegasi's wings without a date first.'' rainbow said smirking and standing back up.
''Stupid question.'' She muttered charging at me, i ran at her and slide across the ground like I was playing baseball. She stopped and turned around, i got up and attempted to hit her, only for her to dodge my punch. She tried to punch me with her forehoof, I quickly grabbed it, kneed her in the stomach, and threw her on the ground.
''Um, are you alright dash?'' I ask walking over to her, she was just lying on the ground. She blindly lashed out her hindlegs and bucked me right in the stomach, knocking the wind out of me.
''Oof!'' I grunted falling to the ground, Rainbow loomed over me and chuckled, clutching her ribs with one hoof.
''They always fall for that.'' She put one held you her other hood and flapped her wings so she floated a bit off the ground.
''here, let me help you up.''
''Thanks dash.'' I said taking her hoof and getting back on my feet.
''Ya know your a really good fighter, we have to do this again sometime. You doing anything tomorrow?''
''Um, I'll have to get back to you with that.''
''Do you going someplace to be right now?''
''Actually yeah, i'm just heading over Applejack's farm to visit her.'' i said putting my robe over my shoulder.
''I'll go with you, oh and Samson, I heard about your little ''Drinking incident'' yesterday. Is it true you had 20 drinks before blacking out?''
''Yeah, your way tougher than I though. And I hear thunderlane only had 3. We should spend more time together.'' She said as we walked down the road towards Applejack's farm.
''Yeah, I guess that was fun... So dash, what do you do?''
''Weather patrol. I make the weather.''
''You make the weather?''
''Yup, all pegasi do, what do you do?''
''I don't have a job at the moment.''
''Is that your cutie mark on your back?''
''Humans can't get cutie marks dash, what are you talking about?''
''That.'' She said prodding my back
''Dash, I can't see whatever your seeing.''
''You have 13 blue stars in a circle on your back. I thought you said Humans can't get cutie marks.''
''Um... I have no idea what those are.''
''Hmm... stars.... does that mean your special talent is astronomy?'' Rainbow asked as we got to Applejacks farm, I ignored her question and looked around. It was typical run of the mill farm, A barn, a house where they all lived, a white picket fence, and apple trees as far as I could see. i noticed a big red stallion pushing a cart of apples into the barn, most likely big Macintosh. maybe he knows where Applejack is.
''hey you.'' i said walking up to the red stallion
''Howdy, you must be that Samson fella Applejack was tellin' me about. I'm Big Macintosh, Her older brother.''
''Yeah, do you know where she is?''
''Probably out in the apple grove.'' Big Macintosh said looking sadly at my arms
''Is there something wrong with you?'' I asked him
''Nope.'' He simply replied. I had the feeling he didn't talk much.
''Well, thanks again, C'mon dash.''
''Bye big mac!'' Dash said
When me and Rainbow dash found Applejack, she was just sleeping peacefully against an apple tree, soaking up the summer sun's warmth.
''sleeping on the job Applejack?'' rainbow said waking her up.
''huh, what? Ah wasn't sleepin'!''
''Yeah you were Applejack.'' I said standing in front of her, she opened her eyes and just stared at my chest and arms.
''Sweet Celestia! your even muscly than Big Macintosh, I bet hes jealous!,'' Applejack said pacing around me inspecting my body, ''You have a ton of scars, what the hay happened to you? Is that yer cutie mark?''
''Humans can't get cutie marks Applejack, we don't know what it means.'' Rainbow said while I was still thing of something to say
''Then what the hay is it? 13 blue stars in a circle, what does it mean?''Applejack said from behind me
''We should ask Twilight, shes the egghead after all.'' rainbow said hovering and feeling my arms again. Awkward...
''can ah feel your muscles sugarcube?''
''Sure, go right ahead...'' Jesus, I wonder if anypony else did this with Big Macintosh, probably not because I've never seen him in Ponyville or anywhere else before. Applejack just stood on her hind hooves and traced her hoof down my chest the same way Rainbow had a few minutes earlier.
''Hey Applejack, do ya think you have a job for me so I can get some extra bits?'' Applejack and rainbow seemed... whats the word... mesmerized by my muscles.
''Applejack!'' I shouted
''Um... sorry there sugarcube, ah got a little carried away, what did you say?''
''Um, could you let go of my arm rainbow?''
''Sorry Samson.'' Rainbow said letting go of my arm and standing next to Applejack.
''Applejack, do you have any work around here so i can get some more bits?''
''Of course sugarcube, since your so strong I bet you'd be good at applebuckin'!''
''Why don't you try it Samson?'' Rainbow asked me
''What? just kick a tree to knock down some Apples? Um, sure.''
''Besides, ah Still have a few trees to buck, you can help me for today.'' Applejack said leading me to an apple tree.
''So just... kick it as hard as i can?'' Rainbow and Applejack nodded their heads ''yes'' at me, I kicked the tree as hard as I possibly could and to my surprise all the apples fell from the tree.
''Ya did it!'' Applejack exclaimed happily.
''You showed that tree whos boss!'' Rainbow exclaimed.
''Um... well, I guess i have some more trees to kick.''
*A few minutes later*
''Aren't you hot in that outfit sugarcube?''
''I'm fine, don't worry about me.'' I said hauling a cart of apples, funny, this cart isn't heavy at all.
''Are you sure Samson?'' Rainbow asked flying above me.
''Very sure.'' I said still hauling the cart of apples to the barn, Big mac just stared at me for a few seconds and walked into the nearby house. I put the cart of apples in the barn and took off the...um.. yolk, was this really necessary? i could have just pushed it
''Here, take these, ya earned em'.'' Applejack tossed a bag of bits at me and I immediately caught them.
''Nice reflexes!'' Rainbow said
''Why don't ya come back tomorrow fer more work?'' Applejack said
''of course, So, I got the job?''
''Yes sir, sugarcube.''
''Thanks Applejack, i'll be here early in the morning.'' I said heading back outside.
''Hey Samson! where you going?'' Rainbow called after me
''I'm going to see Lyra!'' I called back. Damn it, I don't even know where she lives. what am I going to do?
''Wait up Samson!'' Applejack called running over to me. rainbow also flew over.
''Want to come along?''
''Of course, ahm finished here anyways.''
''I can hold off weather patrol for a few hours.'' Rainbow said
''Alright... the more the merrier I guess, Lyra told me to meet her at sugarcube corner.''
*earlier at Bon Bon's house*
''Bon Bon! i'm home.'' Lyra called entering her house, well, Bon bon's, their roommates. Bon Bon hopped of the couch and ran at her, she looked like she hadn't had a minute of sleep.
''Sweet Celestia Lyra, I was worried sick about you! Where were you last night?!'' She berated
''I was with Samson-''
''Did he you know what?'' Bon Bon asked suspiciously
''Um, what? we just had a few drinks.''
''I knew it! the human raped you!''
''What?! No! he didn't! I woke up with him in bed, but it was just because we got so drunk last night.''
''How did you know he didn't Lyra?''
''His clothes were still on!''
''he could have put them back on after he raped you.''
''He didn't rape me Bon Bon! He wouldn't!'' Bon Bon sighed
''Alright... i'm going to trust you... just... don't stay out late without telling me.'' Bon Bon said walking into the kitchen.
''Hey Bon Bon?''
''Can I ask something?''
''Of course Lyra, anytime.''
''do you think Samson can move in with us?'' Bon Bon paused.
''Um... I'll have to think about that Lyra...''
''Great, think about it, I have to go meet him at sugarcube corner.'' Lyra said walking back out. Bon Bon let out another sigh and facehoofed. Lyra and her fetish for humans...
''Hiya Samson! Hiya Dashie! Hiya Applejack! Feel like partying?'' Pinkie asked hopping up and down in her usual manor.
''Hey Pinkie, seen Lyra anywhere?'' I asked the pink party pony
''Nope! sorry Sammy!'' Pinkie said smiling, ''Ooh! Ooh! can I call you Sammy?''
''I prefer Samson, sorry.''
''Ah don't really like it.'' Applejack commented
''Me neither.'' Rainbow muttered.
''Well, can i wait here for Lyra for a while?''
''Of course Samson! can i get you anything? Cake? cupcake?''
''I'll think about it.'' I said sitting down at a nearby table, I turned to the Applejack and Rainbow.
''Wanna wait with me? or do you two have other stuff to do?''
''Ah'll wait with ya.'' Applejack said sitting down in the seat next to me.
''Me too, Gives me an excuse to blow off weather patrol.'' Rainbow said just hovering.
''Cool! we can tell stories and have a party!'' Pinkie exclaimed.
''So Samson, about those cool battle scars on your muscly body...'' Rainbow said
''Um... I don't remember how I got them, I've been trying hard to remember. I still don't remember anything about me.''
*Many years ago, December*
* Sound of footsteps trekking through the snow*
''So do ya think the rumor about the murdering ghost is true?'' One voice asked
''I don't know... but ta be honest... I'm scared...'' Another voice said
''And with all this fog its just even scarier, how far is the fort anyways?''
''About another mile or two.''
''I can't see a damn thing in this damn fog!'' One voice yelled
''Murderers...'' A voice whispered in the cold, winter wind
''Stop! did you three hear that?''
''No, what was it?''
''I didn't hear anything.''
''Its just the wind, you mind's playin' tricks on ya.''
''Slavers...'' The voice whispered loud enough for all them to hear. followed by dark laughter
''its the ghost!''
*object swishing, loud grunt*
''Oh gawd! I'm hit! It's in my leg!''
''Where'd it come from?!'' A voice yelled
''In the trees! get it!''
''do ya think we got it?''
''I think we scared it off.''
''yeah! that'll teach ya to mess wi-'' *Object swishing, gagging*
''Man down!'' *three more sounds of swishing, something landing on the ground, footsteps*
"AH! My leg! Stay back! Help! help!
''No ones going to help you now...'' Light, slightly evil laughter
''No! Please! I have a family! Kids! 3! wait no! 8! 10!'' The voice broke out crying
''A likely story... slaver.'' *sound of flesh being cut, muffled screaming, body falling to the ground*
''Lets see what you fellows have on you. Ah ha! just what i was looking for.'' *swift kick hitting a body*
''I say you got what you deserve...'' The voice muttered trailing off
Author's note: Sorry about the fight part. I'm not good at describing fights. Well, if its human against human, not human against ponies. Just use your imagination. And sorry for the lack of description, I didn't put much thought into this, and I've been in a lazier mood than I usually am. besides... I've been staying up late practicing for AC3. Again, I apologize for this chapter. Still, some chapters are better than others, sorta like your third or fourth favorite movie. Wanna hear something funny? Last night I had a dream where this had story was bumped up to 48 dislikes, so that's probably gonna happen when I publish this. i don't know, probably just my paranoia messing with my head again. Then again, I had another dream where the author of ''A week in Ponville'' mentioned me in one of his blogs... damn paranoia. yeah, that's my biggest problem, I worry to much. ''Daniel, you worry to much, have some weed''
''No thanks dude...''
Please note this isn't really a chapter, just a quick get to know him thingy, I'm just writing this because I'm probably gonna be a little preoccupied with Assassin's creed 3. Scratch that, make it a lot. Spoilers... I guess.
Real name: ***** ****** *******
Aliases: Legend of the west, The murdering ghost, Scourge of the east, Bloodthirsty maniac, murderer, Saint, The grim reaper, Tough son of a bitch, Beacon of hope, The devil himself (Translated to English), hero of our people, Monster that stalks our land (also had to be translated to English), monkey.
Age: Unknown, born July 4th, exact date unknown
Height: about 6 feet
Occupation: Applebucker, works at Sweet Apple acres. Strong for a human right?
Skills: Swordplay, Archery, Assassination, good with guns, more specifically revolvers, hand to hand combat, never backs down, very intelligent. A fair Applebucker.
Abilities: Years of Battle experience, Enhanced learning, Hands instead of hooves, master strategist. Always survives, adapts quickly to the environment.
Physical analysis: tall, very fit, muscular, lots of scars, three claw marks on the left side of his face, a scar over his right eye, and a scar on lip. short dark brown hair, bright green eyes. Appears to be between the ages of 25 and 30.
Enjoys reading: History, Adventure, Mystery
Activities: Mostly Unknown, Hoofball, reading, spending time with friends.
Authors note whatever: Yeah, heres my idea for my future chapters, People say that Samson is a ''Marty stu'' and whenever I think of that I think of Wesley Crusher from TNG, and I don't want to think of him like that. So the next chapters will explore the darker side of him.
This chapter is going to be written in my usual memory style, barely any description, well for now I prefer to keep most things about him a mystery, so... enjoy this short chapter. I might take it down later or just add it to another chapter. jesus, I'm starting to sound like the game devolpers of Bioshock infinite, just watch the interviews, they stutter a lot while their talking.
Whatever, enjoy this incredibley short chapter, now that I think of it I consider it a preview.
*Loud laughter and lots of chatter*
''What the hell?! You cheated!'' A gruff voixed yelled
''I won this game fair an square.'' A younger voice said *chips being moved across a table*
''Hey fellas, just take it outside.'' Another voice said
''Noboy beats me at poker! Nobody!'' *Chair being pushed, Glass shattering, sound of flesh being cut*
''Augh! My face! God damn it, I'm taking you in!''
''Like hell you are!'' *Revolver hammer clicking*
''No!'' *punch landing*
''Alright, your coming with me. And I'm taking all the weapons you have on you.''
''Ooh, nice gun, I think I'll keep this. Sorry everybody, just go back to your drinks.''
''About time someone stood up to him!'' another voice yelled out
''Yeah! Good job Mr.*******!''
*footsteps and body being dragged*
''Damn... that is gonna leave a pretty nast scar on my lip...'' The young voice muttered
Ok, as you all know, I'm putting all these ''random memories'' out to satisfy you, well, more chapters are in production. The biggest problem I have with writing is the dialogue, so yeah, I just have to study more. Enjoy, and also I'm writing another story in the little free time I have.
*humming ''beyond the sea''*
''Can I get a refill on my coffee please?'' A young voice said
''Sure dear.'' A female voice said
''Oh shit...'' Another voice said
''Grab him.'' An older voice said
''No please! I can get the money tomorrow! Don't hurt me!'' A voice cried out
''Who the hell do you think you are? You're scaring all these people!'' A young voice yelled
''Grab him too!''
''Whats your name kid?''
''Um... Benedict Arnold!''
''Sure thing boss.'' A gruff voice said
''You killed him! In front of everyone!''
*Another punch landing*
''Do you think I'm an idiot boy?''
''You're nothing but a criminal...'' The young voice growled
''A criminal? Kid, I own this town! Now, whats your name?''
''Whats your name!?''
*another punch landing*
'' Argh! What about the police?! Why aren't you and your thugs in jail?!''
*Yet another punch landing*
''Its simple kid, I own this town. Why can't you get it through your thick skull?''
''I swear I'll-''
''You'll what kid? switchblade''
''Here ya go boss.'' The gruff voice said
''Let this be an example, your lucky I'm in a good mood today.''
*Stabbing, cries of pain, body hitting the ground*
''Lets go boys, we have other business.''
''You motherfuckers won't get away with this!!'' The young voice called after them
Yeah, I just wrote a new story called ''Revelations'' check it out, besides, I'll be working on it more than this one. here's how its gonna work, a few chapters on that story, and then a few chapters on this one, then that one, then this one, and over and over and over again until I'm dead. So... have a good day.