Clearly, word had got out that he was an absolute fool. Whenever someone saw him, they would whisper to their neighbors and snicker at him. This life was turning out very similar to his previous one. Unfortunately for him, a very brawny, tough looking stallion bumped into him at that moment. “Hey! Watch where you’re going, squirt!” complained his assailant. “But you bumped into me! Also, your apparent lack of language skills makes you very hard to comprehend.” He protested. Clearly, he didn’t know the number one rule about bullies. Don’t talk back to them.
“What didtchoo just say?” growled the brawny pony. “I said that your lack of intelligence is making it very difficult for us to have a interspecies communication.” repeated the pegasus. “Oh yeah? You know what I think? I think that you just insulted me.” “Is that so now?” “Wait...aren’t you that completely moronic pegasus that’s even stupider than Derpy? You don’t even know what a cutie mark is!” “Erm...well..I suppose that’s true...” He felt the tides being turned on him. “Hey everyone! This is the stupid guy! The one that doesn’t know what a cutie mark is!” Now would be a good time to skedaddle, he decided.
He looked around for the nearest building with a open door. There! The giant tree! He ducked inside as everyone started laughing. How they taunted him. Teased him. It made him shiver with rage.
“Hey there!” called out a voice. The blue pegasus whipped around. Expecting more taunting. Instead, he saw a small dragonoid creature that was purple and green. “Um...hey! I was just wondering if I could um...stay here for a bit?” The small dragon pondered about this for a moment. “Well, I suppose you could stay here...I would have to ask Twilight though.” Damn! That name again. He remembered that the purple one at the hospital had called herself Twilight Sparkle. He hoped dearly that it wasn’t the pony.
It was. He tried to wait out the crowd, but they remained outside, waiting to harass him the moment he opened the door. Suddenly, the door opened. He almost fainted, expecting a barrage of laughs. Instead, he heard: “Oh, there you are. We’ve been looking for you!” SHIT. It was the one called Twilight Sparkle. He would be put in a mental house for sure. “Oh! Um...well...I was just going to leave...hehe...so...I’ll just be...um...going now...hehe...” He mumbled as he tried to leave the building.
“Now you come back here this instant! He felt a powerful tug, and flew across the room, slamming into a bookshelf. “Oof! What was that for?” He was seeing stars. “We believe that you were on weather duty when you were accidentally shocked with electricity. It would explain your apparent case of amnesia, and the jolt to your body may have removed your memories of your cutie mark, effectively getting rid of it. You need to come in for therapy.” This was the thing he was dreading. “No! I don’t have amnesia! I’m a human! You gotta believe me!” He was desperate. If he accepted their “treatment”, he would lose any connection that he had with the previous world. “You are clearly not a human. You are a pegasus. And you need help.” He felt another tug, and before he knew it, he was being dragged behind Twilight Sparkle very rudely.
He didn’t want to, but he had no choice. He tensed his rear legs, and kicked Twilight Sparkle in the stomach. Hard. Unfortunately, he missed. “Wow, you sure want to get away!” Chuckled Twilight Sparkle. “Lemme go, you animal!” He desperately tried to dash away. “Was that supposed to be an insult? We’re all animals, you know.” This was not good. He had to explain that he was a human, and fast.
“You have to believe me! I’m not crazy! I’m actually from a world called Earth! I was a human!” He pleaded with his captor. “Psshht. If you’re a human, then why are you in a pegasus’s body? The amount of magic needed to do that is...enormous. The only ponies in Equestria capable of magic that poweful are Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, and...DISCORD! Discord must have done this!” Twilight Sparkle suddenly loses interest in you, dashing back the way you came. “Who the hell is Discord?” He wondered as he slowly sauntered after Twilight.
Finally, he arrived back in town. Twilight was nowhere to be seen. “Excuse me, have any of you seen where Twilight went?” You ask the local townsfolk. “Sure, she went to Canterlot to meet with Princess Celestia or something. Say...aren’t you-” He dashed away before he was recognized. Suddenly, he realized he didn’t know where or what “Canterlot” was. Once again, he headed back to town. “Excuse me, but would you happen to know where or what Canterlot is?” The stallion that he had asked turned around. “Who doesn’t know where Canterlot is? I mean, seriously! It’s where the Princesses live! Are you new to Ponyville?” He felt himself slipping into the exact same situation that he had encountered when questioning Rainbow Dash.
“Er...Am I new? Well, I guess you could say that.” He tried to defuse the situation before it went too far. “Well that would explain it. Canterlot is over there. See that giant castle over there? That’s it.” He almost sighed with relief that he had not encountered another joker. He decided he would have to get used to his new body for the time being, until he could find a way back to earth. He started. He wanted to go back to his old life now? That was exactly what he had been trying to avoid! He had even ended his own life just to escape from it! He had to get a grip on himself. Perhaps being a pegasus wasn’t so bad after all.
When he finally arrived in Canterlot, only more obstacles awaited him. “Halt! State your purpose or turn back now!” Barked out the guard that was outside the door. “Ummmm...Well...I just wanted to find Twilight Sparkle, and she seems to be inside, so...um...can I like, go in and find her?” He was already getting very nervous. The guard smiled. “Sure thing! All you had to do was ask!” The guard stepped aside and let him in. “Where’s the easy button when you need one? The only one I’ve seen is in my math teacher’s room!”
He slowly advanced through the halls of the castle, inspecting every room for his quarry. Finally, in the main throne room, he found Twilight Sparkle. She seemed to be in deep conversation with the one that the guards had called “Princess Celestia”. He took a deep breath, and summoned what little amount of courage he still had left. As he approached, they noticed him. “There you are! We were just about to send the guards out to find you!” He gulped nervously. Why did they want him? Did he break a law? What did he get himself into this time? He convinced himself he had done something wrong, and was about to bolt from the room.
“Don’t be nervous! Twilight here was just telling me of your predicament.” Princess Celestia smiled warmly and assured him gently. “I’m just going to go through some of your memories, so that we can help you.” She assured him. Something about her almost...motherly warmth calmed him down. No one had ever cared for him. Compassion was a new emotion to him. “Well, I guess you could do that...how would that help me?” He asked, curious to find out more. “We need to see whether you have any memories of before your accident, to determine what happened to you.” Clearly, they still believed that he had amnesia. He didn’t care. Once they saw his memories, they would believe him. “Alright, just be quick.” He said with a weary resignation. Princess Celestia closed her eyes, and said: “Kneel down, and close your eyes.” He obeyed, eager to get this over with. He felt a warmth wash over his mind, and then everything turned white. He felt an ancient presence enter his mind, and sift through his consciousness. She gently flipped through his memories. Soon, the presence withdrew.
“Well? How did it go?” He was eager to find out whether she believed him. “Well...that’s the problem. Your memories from before the accident seem to be protected by some kind of powerful magic. I could not penetrate it. “Wha-wha-what?!?” He was shocked. How could his memories be locked? He could remember his old life just fine. But then, to his horror, he felt a memory slip away. “In this archived state, your memories will fade from your mind, until you have no recollection of yourself from before your accident.” Damndamndamndamnshitshitdamnfuckdamnshitdamnfuckdamndamndamnshitshitshitdamnfuckshitdamndamn. He was going to lose his memories! “How do I stop it?” He needed to stop this amnesia.
“How can I get my memories back?” He asked Princess Celestia frantically. She blushed. “Actually, this has...never happened before in Equestria. You are the first case. Hypothetically, you would have to find the original event that triggered your traumatic amnesia, and come to terms with it.” Lightbulb Moment. “So, you mean...kinda like OCD?” Princess Celestia turned toward him. “What’s that?” Facepalm. Clearly the creatures of this universe weren’t commonly ailed with common disease in his world. Perhaps this was the utopian society that he wanted. Wait. What did he want? Damn it. He was forgetting again! “In order to come to terms with the event that triggered your disease, you must understand yourself better. Then, you will be able to understand why a certain event would cause your disease. At least, that’s the hypothetical cure. It has never been tested.”
“Well, before I came here...I think I was...I think I lived...my name was...um...WHY CAN’T I REMEMBER?” He felt his previous life slipping away from him. “Go back to Ponyville. When you understand yourself better, return here so we can try the cure.” Without a word, two guards entered the room and escorted him out. Strange. How did they know what she wanted? He went back to the town, disappointment in his heart.