A while ago I was surfing and talking with several friends of mine online when we started to role play about us going into a portal to Equestria with the help of a TARDIS and I thought for a moment, hey, this is fun and interesting, and it didn't leave me alone, I had to write a story like that so here it is guys.
So many of you will be reading this and going all, oh Celestia, not another human in Equestria fic... well, not exactly, you see, this won't be a normal fic for several reasons.
1.- This is no dark, sad fic about a brony that had such a sad life and everybody was bullying him and he had to go all emo about it, nope, and I have nothing against people that wrote fics like those, is just that I don't roll that way so this will be more funny and several other antics.
2.- Yes, we are all humans, but no, I don't think we will change into ponies, or at least without a good reason.
3.- We have roles in this story, and even though this is something of a HiE there will be many mysteries, plot and revelations that will keep you in the story.
4.- I am a writer so i will try to keep this story interesting without plot holes or things like that, I do like my stories coherent and funny with a story behind the action and comedy.
5.- Many of you will think that this chapter is too fast and all that, but there is a point and most of the back story will be told in future chapters so don't worry if you don't understand something at first.
At 29 kilometers per second, a blue ball of mass traveled in the emptiness that is space, a seemingly endless home of matter and light, but for the small, almost insignificant dwellers of the blue orb, the simple idea of the universe was second to all the dangers and pressures that existed in their grain of sand in the universe.
They had jobs, families, studies, friends, responsibilities and huge pressures in the blink that were their lives in comparison with stars and planets in all the different galaxies, is for this that they couldn't pay more attention to what was about to happen in their lives, because everything was going to change in just a few hours.
Somewhere in America
The highway was at least another two kilometers from where he was right now, it was a road that once took everyone to a ranch once owned by his family, but that was several generations ago, now it was abandoned and that is why it was useful.
Turning off the lights of his car, the man came out of it, he didn't bother locking it; what person would be crazy enough to walk or drive all the way up there just to steal his car? Besides, it was just an old Tsuru that was miraculously still up and running.
The other reason for not locking it is that after this night he won't be coming back for the car, it was time to move on and the ticket for that was inside the old remains of the house.
What he was searching for was in the middle of what used to be the living room and just the sight made a smile appear on his face.
At the South-West of England
All the world's eyes were focused on their TV and computer screen at that moment watching what baffled experts and simple mortals alike.
Scientist called it one of the mysteries of the decade, while doom-sayers were calling it the end of the world. Either way, the young boy watching the computer news was at the same time awed at the image and uninterested on the weather miracle.
Just a few minutes ago a hurricane the size of a city had appeared in the middle of the ocean, but what was interesting was that it had appeared out of nowhere, no warning, no nothing, it was like magic, not that scientists would use that word. Although there was something else that made them nervous and that was the speed, since it appeared the speed was the same, a constant without going up or down.
Whatever the case, for one young Ben Betteridge, the news of the so called tornado of the century was becoming boring and he could lose time in some other way. Looking at his Facebook tab once again Ben sighed knowing that most people that he talked and joked with were not online, most were already asleep or doing something else while they waited for another Saturday and their usual antics as the group called as Bronies.
Deciding that he should better hit the sack sooner this night, Ben turned off the computer before a known sound appeared just outside his home, it was like... like...
Looking through a window, Ben stood several seconds completely rooted to the floor while his jaw could have hit the ground if this were a cartoon. Right there in front of his home, a very familiar object appeared where before a couple of minutes ago there was nothing.
It was... it was... a police box.
Running out of his home, Ben stood in front of the very familiar box with his eyes wide open not quite believing that it could be standing right in front of him, it must be a dream, it can't be real.
Just as he finished walking around the box the door flew open while a person's head came out looking left and right. The person had black short and slightly spiky hair, a slightly thin face with high cheeks and a pair of sunglasses that he took out a second later showing his dark eyes.
“Ah, hello... am I in England? It has been so long since I drove this thing around that I could be very lost” The young man said with a voice that was slightly high, he was obviously not from England.
“... yes, this is Brixham” Ben said slightly shocked at what was going on right now but the man suddenly smiled.
“Hey Ben! Didn't recognize you there, I'm still not quite used to see you all face to face, come on, get inside”
“Inside? How do you know me?”
“Oops, my bad! It's me, Iván!”
“Yeah, the one from the group!” He said even happier now that he found out a comrade “come on, we don't have much time!” he repeated while he went inside the box once again leaving Ben behind with this one quickly getting out of the shock.
Seeing that this was definitely much more interesting than anything he could be doing right now he decided to follow his instincts which were telling him to just do it.
Getting into the blue box he was once again awed at what he was watching; it was a console room just like in the show, but it had a different look.
The metal girders were lost and in their place there were much more futuristic looking arcs alongside the entrance; the floor was a deep blue while the center was a white circle and in top of it the console with all the switches and levers, the ceiling was showing a night sky complete with constellations and a big moon, it was nothing like he have seen in the show.
“How did you...”
“I found it like a decade ago close to my uncle's country house, he farms a little. It crashed... let's leave it at that” Iván said explaining quickly while moving around flicking different buttons in the console.
“How... forget about it, this is so cool! You have your own TARDIS!” Ben said excited while looking around, this was definitely one dream come true “I just have so many questions!”
“Good, questions are good, the problem is always getting answers, but questions are good, now, ah... well, this is the point, where do I begin with, ah... anyway, you see, this is where the important question appears” Iván said scratching his forehead.
“What, you want me to be your companion?” Ben said joking still looking at the architecture of the command room.
“Not... exactly? You see, tonight is going to be the most important night in the history of humanity and for that reason I need you to pack, clothes, food, even video games if you want, all the important stuff”
“Why?” Ben said more than a little curious about the command.
“We're going to Equestria” Iván said with the biggest smile Ben has ever seen.
“We... we... are” to say that Ben was speechless would be an understatement.
“Yes, now go! We need to make a couple of stops” Ivan all but barked making Ben turn around and run in the direction of his house at full speed “always works” Iván said looking directly at the readers.
(Cue Doctor Who Theme)
Chapter 1: An Unearthly Box
An hour later
Around the console room, four people stood watching at each other, still not quite believing that things were happening, how would you react when a machine that can travel through time and space suddenly appears in your backyard or your room and tells you that their destination is Equestria?
There was Ben, a young man wearing a light button-up shirt and another one using a black hoodie with the word SWAG printed on it, all three looking at the person that had reunited them this night.
“Guess... none of us thought that this would happen” Iván said looking around to the people on the console room watching all their reactions and the shock still present in their eyes.
“You said that we are going to Equestria, right?” the young man with the button-up shirt asked.
“I… indeed said that… okay, here it goes. You all have seen the weird hurricane that appeared in the middle of the Atlantic, right?” at the series of nods appeared Iván continued the story “well… that's not a normal hurricane. Let me start from the beginning. This machine, this TARDIS, I don't know where it came from and before you ask, this is the way it looked when I found it” Iván said shrugging his shoulders as if asking for forgiveness.
“The thing that matters here right now is what the buck did you meant about Equestria?” Joseph, the one with the hoodie said to him walking around the console.
“Is the hurricane”
“The one nobody knows how appeared?”
“That one Ben, you see, this things has been dead for at least 8 years, I could hide it inside an old family house, but two weeks ago it started to make noises, a light here, a switch there”
“Like if it was signaling something” Ross said snapping his fingers.
“Exactly” Iván answered back getting more excited as he explained everything “the TARDIS was reacting to something, and then two days ago I found out why”
“That's when the hurricane appeared” Ben said getting into the discussion now.
“That's no hurricane… is a portal”
“A portal? Like the videogame?”
“Bigger… much, much bigger and powerful, for what I have understood from the instruments in these machines, whatever caused this opened a portal not to somewhere in this galaxy, but somewhere in another universe” Iván said pointing at one of the console monitors activated.
“And you say it is Equestria?” Ross asked walking to the monitor.
“You all can see for yourselves” pointing in the direction of the monitor, the other three passengers watched at the cartoon images on the monitor; the three recognized the image, the green and luxurious fields of what they all loved.
“Amazing, I know” Iván said sitting down as if suddenly tired.
“So, what are we waiting for?” Joseph said almost ready to pilot the TARDIS itself if it meant getting there.
“Wait, I only have one question… why did you come for us? I mean, why us?” Ross said more confused about the reason they were inside the TARDIS than the portal to Equestria.
“I don't know”
“I said I don't know”
“What do you mean you don't know?” Ross asked getting scared about the answer.
“What, you think I'm the Doctor or something? Your coordinates were already in the memory of this machine, okay?”
“So you are saying that a machine that crashed a decade ago already had our coordinates for this exact moment?”
“Seems legit” Ben said receiving a triple glare from the other three “what? Now I cannot joke?”
“Either way, we all are together on this, we all have our bags and we all came because we definitely want to see what's in the other side of that tunnel, anybody else have any second thought about this? You all can turn around, because really, who knows if that portal will remain open or if it is the only way we can go back and forth, it could mean that we won't be able to come back to this world, think about this really hard”
“I think I can speak for the three of us” Ross started “when I say this, let's do it!” the four raised their hands ready for what the road ahead of them could mean for them and the future of both worlds.
“Alright, then let's get this show on the road, sit tight and hope that nothing goes wrong” Iván said quickly going to the console.
“Do you even know how to drive this?” Ross asked quickly becoming the voice of reason… or as much reason that could be found in the group.
“Read the manual at least five times” Iván answered back without turning around.
“This thing has a manual?” Ben asked completely surprised that a manual could be found for a machine like this.
For answer Iván pointed out at one corner of the console room where several drawers could be found out.
“Third one from left to right has the manuals and instruction booklets” with a shrug Joseph was the one to grab onto the biggest book in the drawer after opening several compartments.
“’So you are the proud owner of a TARDIS Type 90 TT, how to operate it without disintegrating yourself’… that do makes you want to read it” Joseph said taking a quick look inside the manual.
“Hey, at least it beats the title ‘All you ever wanted to know about slumber parties but were afraid to ask’” Iván said with a shrug.
“So… if this is a TARDIS… where are the time lords?”
“Who knows? For the last decade I have seen nothing, no monsters, no aliens, no time lords, no Doctor or anything at all, is like if this thing simply appeared, I have no idea and nobody has contacted me, for several years I thought this thing was dead, that everyone was dead, but now this happens… it makes me think that this… TARDIS is not from our universe” everyone turned to see each other, now things were starting to get interesting.
“Doctor Whooves?” Ben said while the others couldn't deny or say that it was true.
“Whoever is the owner or wherever this thing came from we have only one destination in this thing”
“The hurricane” Ross said while Iván nodded as confirmation.
“No second thoughts, because here we go!” Iván said before the TARDIS made his distinctive sound and the adventure of a lifetime started.
Well, the travel is about to start, and yes, there were no ponies so far, but be calm, things are going to start and trouble arises too in the next chapter when we go right into the eye of the hurricane in route to the magical kingdom of Equestria.
"Wind-speed just dropped under guys! we must work faster!"
"OK, I'm not sure. but I think we're flying upside down...SOMEONE CORRECT THIS PLEASE!"
"HANG ON TO SOMETHING EVERYPONY! HERE GOES NOTHING!"
"OK, good news and bad news"
Next chapter: On Route to Destiny