Applebloom was looking forward to making her first potion when a day of reagent gathering turned into a timberwolf ambush. With the help of an enigmatic shard given by Zecora, she awakens a two hundred year old whatever-it-is named Kogemori.
Taking on the alias of John Doe, Kogemori is forced to adjust in the present day while trying to restore his true form. At the same time, Applebloom's alchemy training and affinity for non-ponies may be the key to her destiny...
10/10/2015: AU tag added because Apple Bloom gets a different cutie mark.
Credit goes to 8542Madness for Chapter 1 and sunnypack for Chapters 2 and 3.