11w, 1dSonic Bronies
Slower chapter...I'll keep the action for the next chapter....
It was around midnight in Ponyville, the stars in the night sky glistened alongside the moon which shone over the town. The vast majority of houses in Ponyville were dark as ponies slept comfortably and safely in their beds, despite the recent attack on the town. All was silent as the town slept. However, among the many dark houses, one still had lights on. It stood out among all the others. Inside the house was a fairly sized group of different characters, all sitting in a living room. Fluttershy was sprawled on the floor, having a nap as the others spoke. Applejack was sitting attentively on the floor, with her hat on the ground next to her, under it being Applebloom who was sound asleep, Pinkie Pie sat at her side on a small chair, staring curiously at the red tail poking out from under it. Fillies need their sleep. Collapsed on the couch was Sonic with Blaze at his side, sitting rather closely to him. Shadow stood with his back against the wall, arms crossed as usual. On another couch was Rainbow Dash, who took up the whole couch laying on her stomach, tired from all the flying. On her back was Scootaloo, sleeping comfortably and occasionally flapping her wings. Rainbow turned and looked at the sleeping filly with a gentle smile.
On a third couch was Twilight, looking exhausted after running around Speed Highway's streets with Shadow and Fluttershy. Next to her sat a new white hedgehog in the group. Silver sat back comfortably on the couch. Gazing at the selection of characters before him. He only recognized 3 of them, but the ponies were completely new to him. It was quite a lot to take in. He looked down below him at his feet and spotted Sweetie Belle tucked into the side of the couch near his feet. He brought them up so he didn't accidentally hurt her and crossed his legs. He caught sight of the pony next to him staring at him curiously. She instantly turned away, as if she was shy. Their attention was drawn to Rarity walking into the room, magically levitating a saucer with her horn. On it were a collection of cups of coffee. She cleared her throat.
"Can I interest anyone in some coffee? It's fresh" she asked quietly, making sure not to disturb the 3 sleeping fillies.
And Fluttershy too.
"Yeah thanks" Silver replied. One of the cups glowed as he reached out to it. It floated into the air and toward him until he was able to hold in his hands. He lay back and took a sip as the ponies all stared in amazement at this simple act. Sonic and Blaze looked at the ponies and then back at each other. They had seen Silver do this a few times yet the ponies were amazed.
"How did you do that? Do you have magic too?" asked Twilight eagerly. Silver smiled back at her.
"No, it's psychokinesis. It's something I've been able to do since I was born" he said, taking another sip. He sighed comfortably. "Good coffee by the way" he added, looking at Rarity. She smiled at this little compliment. Twilight's horn began to spark as yet another cup floated into the air, this time toward Twilight. Like Silver, she held it tightly in her hooves and took a sip. Silver's eyes were widened slightly.
"And how did you do that?" he asked.
Silver giggled a little and sat up. "No really, how?"
"...Magic" she said quietly, with a small grin. Silver looked confused.
"How-" he began before Sonic cut in.
"Don't try and doubt it man. Just accept it" he said. Silver then fell back down on the sofa, sipping more coffee. Rarity then circled the room, offering more coffee to those who wanted it. Shadow reluctantly took a cup with the others helped themselves with a smile. Sonic and Blaze got a cup and Blaze unexpectedly curried into the side of Sonic, like a common household cat. Sonic blushed severely and took a sip, calming his nerves. She'd been acting strangely all day. Rainbow giggled at Sonic's reaction as she took a cup. Rarity got up on her prized 'fainting couch' and lay with her own cup. They all sat silently for a while until Twilight broke the silence.
"So...." she started. Everyone turned to her, putting her on the spot. "...Silver, how did you get here?" Everyone then turned toward him. Silver contemplated for a second, before sitting his cup down on the table next time him.
"Well, I was wondering around your 'present' I just felt like it" he began. Applejack cut in.
"Wha'dya mean 'you’re present'?" she asked.
"Oh, I'm...uh, from Sonic's, Blaze's, and Shadow's future" he said calmly. The ponies reacted in shock.
"The future?! I've never met someone from the future before!" Rainbow said rather loudly. She still managed to not disturb Scootaloo.
“10 gold pieces says you’ll see something more surprising “added Sonic.
“Done” replied Rainbow Dash and they shook hands. Or hooves.
"The future? What's it like?" asked Twilight.
"Look, the future is fine, but during my walk, a large explosion occurred and I was enveloped in it. When I woke up, I was among some apple tree farm" he finished. Applejack raised a brow.
"...Hope ya'll never touched them apples...." she muttered. Silver smiled nervously.
"I ate one...I was hungry...." he slyly admitted. Applejack groaned silently.
"So you were caught in that same explosion as we were" Blaze added. "I wonder what Eggman was planning" she stared at her cup, swirling it lightly.
"Eggman is here?" Silver asked.
"Yes and Metal Sonic is here too...." Shadow cut in. Everyone turned toward the hedgehog. "And somehow he's pulling in locations from our world; he did that with Speed Highway"
"With Metal Sonic here, I'm surprised he doesn't bring in Stardust Speedway here" Sonic sarcastically added.
"10 bucks says he does" Blaze muttered.
"Done" and they two shook hands. Silver stared at the contents of his cup.
"God forbid he brings in Crisis City..." Silver muttered under his breath.
Everyone sat in silence once more. Until this time, Sonic broke the silence.
"Anyway, we have 3 Chaos Emeralds and 3 Sol Emeralds" he said, clutching a blue emerald. Silver cleared his throat and pulled out 2 emeralds himself. One Chaos Emerald and one Sol Emerald. Blaze's eyes widened at this new found discovery.
"Wh-Where did you find them?!" she asked gleefully. Silver looked at them.
"They were right beside me when I woke up" he glanced over to Shadow, who was grinning.
"Now we're getting somewhere....if we can find the last six, we're in business" he announced.
"Well not tonight" Twilight sat up. "It's way too late and-" she was interrupted by a yawn "-most of us are tired" The yawn spread to Rainbow Dash.
"Yeah, I'm beat. Sonic, wanna sleep at my place?" she asked the blue hedgehog. Sonic gave her a gentle smile.
"Sure thing" he replied. Rarity sat up and turned to Blaze.
“Blaze, it would be a pleasure for you to sleep here for tonight” she offered. Blaze nodded.
“Ok, that’ll be great” she added.
“Silver, if you’d like, I could lend you the couch at my place” asked Twilight. Silver hesitated, yet he accepted.
“Sure” he simply replied. Applejack got up and got her hat off of the sleeping Applebloom. Applejack very carefully scooped up her younger sister and set her on her back. Amazingly, Applebloom did not wake up. With her hat back on her head, Applejack said her goodbyes as she walked out of the door. Pinkie Pie would normally be overactive but even she was sound asleep on her seat. Rarity poked her stomach as she went over to collect her sister. Pinkie Pie woke up startled before being shushed by just about everyone in the room. She saluted as she sped out of the door. Rainbow Dash got up from her sofa, cradling Scootaloo in her arms. Sonic offered to hold her for Rainbow, which she allowed. Sonic picked up Scootaloo and cradled her like an infant. Blaze ‘awwed’ at the sight, as Sonic and Rainbow both beamed at the young filly. They slowly made their way outside into the dark.
Silver got up alongside Twilight and as if they were in sync with each other, they both levitated their cups and drank what was left together. They sat them down and smiled as they left.
Shadow slowly crept up to the sleeping Fluttershy, not wanting to wake her up. He looked around before looking down at the sleeping pony. He closed his eyes and lightly touched the pony’s back.
“Chaos Control…” he whispered and the two vanished into thin air. Leaving the room bare.
Blaze slowly made her way upstairs and passed some doorways. She passed by a toilet, a random cupboard and a dark bedroom. She stopped as she peered inside. Inside the room, Rarity had set down her little sister and tucked her in, dragging a blanket over her small body. Sweetie Belle looked content. Rarity kissed her sister lightly on the forehead with a smile. Blaze smiled at the act of family love and made her way passed another room, this one being a lit up spare bedroom. She entered and looked around.
Despite it being a spare room, it was still a well-made up room. It had a very comfortable looking double bed and small counter next to it. There was a small mirror alongside a large cabinet. Blaze sat on it as it the mattress supported her weight perfectly, even bouncing once or twice. With a smile she got up, just as Rarity entered to room.
“Sorry it’s not my best, but I don’t usually get guests” Rarity said. Blaze smiled and looked around the room.
“It’s great, and the bed feels nice so you shouldn’t worry about the quality” she replied. Rarity smiled.
“If you don’t mind me asking, what is your thing with Sonic? You seem rather chummy with him…” she asked nervously. Blaze turned and looked at her, and then at the room, as if she was hiding something.
“Well…we’re just good friends…that’s all…” she said. It didn’t sound true. Rarity smiled, satisfied with her answer and made her way back out of the room.
“Good night Princess Blaze” she said before leaving. Despite not being liked to be called a princess, Blaze smiled at Rarity’s generosity. It’s like she was meant to be generous. Blaze pulled off her clothes with the exception of her underwear and turned off the light. She got into the bed and instantly found a comfortable spot. As she lay there, she thought about the events that occurred, and the dangers that she faced. She also thought briefly of Sonic with a smile, before falling silently to sleep. In the room opposite, Rarity had tucked herself into her bed, hoping this time not to be disturbed by a random stranger wanting emeralds, though she was growing a bond with Blaze as a good friend. She slowly fell asleep with a soft smirk.
“Thanks for bringing our little Scootie back to us” thanked Scootaloo’s mother to the hedgehog and pony at the doorway. She was cradling the still snoozing filly in her arms.
“It’s not a problem, she fell asleep a while ago” Rainbow Dash replied.
“Thanks anyway” she said before turning to Sonic. “Say, are you that blue thing people were talking about?” asked Scootaloo’s mother. Sonic brushed his spines nervously.
“Not me. Evil robotic counterpart. Long story. Bye now!” he replied as he spun to walk off. Rainbow rolled her eyes before waving goodbye to Scootaloo’s mother. She shut the door quietly behind her. Rainbow Dash joined Sonic at his side as they walked through the town. “So where exactly do you stay?” he asked. Rainbow Dash grinned as she pointed to the sky. Among the clouds was a large cloud palace, with a large rainbow arching over it. Sonic gazed at it.
“Oh you have got to be joking…” he solemnly stated. Rainbow giggled.
"Yep! I stay in a house in the sky!" she announced.
"You don't say..."
"Climb on my back and I'll take you up" Sonic hesitated before sitting on her back. Rainbow's knees buckled under the pressure before she steadied herself. "Hold on Sonic" and she flew directly into the air. She was going slower than usual because of the added weight, but still fast enough. They reached the house and Rainbow landed softly on the cloud. Sonic slowly set a foot onto the cloud, expecting to go right through it. He sat his foot down and found it was like standing on really thick carpet. He got off of Rainbow Dash and stood on his own; amazed he wasn't plummeting to the ground. Rainbow made her way into the building as Sonic followed her.
As Sonic walked through the hallways, Sonic felt like asking something. "So, that young pony...is she like your sister or something?"
"Who Scootaloo? Nah, she's a filly who admires me. Shame she can't fly yet" Rainbow explained.
"And yet you allowed her to sleep on your back like a small kitten" Rainbow had to smirk.
"Well...I guess she sees me as a role model, like a sister or something" After that, the two walked in silence until Rainbow broke the silence. "So what's Blaze to you?" she asked. Sonic was caught off guard by this.
"Well...uh" he badly began, blushing slightly. "She's a friend I meet years ago. I don't know why she's acting this way though...” she finished. He noticed Rainbow Dash holding in a giggle and frowned. They reached a small bedroom and entered. It was a pretty basic room. A double bed and a cupboard, not much else.
"Sorry, I don't usually have guests, so I don't usually fix this room up" Sonic seemed pleased enough.
"It's fine, really" he replied. Rainbow smirked.
"Well, I'll leave you to it. Good night Sonic" and she trotted out of the room. Sonic jumped onto the bed, landing on his back and thought to himself. Eggman, Metal Sonic and the possible danger the entire town kept his brain busy. He wasn't worried. After all, this is the hedgehog that has beaten chaos itself, saved the planet countless times and even fought alongside his younger self. He drifted off to sleep, remembering his past adventures.
Rainbow Dash stayed up a little longer. Sonic's words stuck with her regarding Scootaloo. At that point, Rainbow decided that when this was all over, she was gonna teach her how to fly. She made her way into her room to go to bed.
Shadow reappeared in Fluttershy's room, with the pony still sleeping in the same position she started in. Shadow didn't want to wake her up, so he hatched an idea, something he had never done. He picked up Fluttershy off the floor and sat her carefully onto the bed. Stuck in a deep sleep, she didn't stir at all. Shadow subtly picked up the blanket and covered her with it. Being with Fluttershy changed Shadow, he felt...kinder. He walked off to his room, leaving the pony to sleep in peace.
"Thanks for having me Miss...uh" Silver said quietly.
"It's Twilight, and it's not a problem. Sonic slept here last night. I'm sorry it's just a spare bed though" Twilight replied, making her way to her own bed.
"I'll sleep anywhere, and this bed is really comfortable" Silver sprawled out on to it, like Sonic did on the couch the night before.
"Hey Twilight, I've been meaning to ask, you know how you said magic earlier?"
"So, can you fly, walk through walls and stuff like that?" he asked. Twilight thought for a second.
"Um, yeah. Pretty much. Goodnight Silver" and she turned out the light. Leaving Silver in the dark, still awake trying to take in everything.
"This world is crazy..." he silently muttered. Twilight didn't hear him as she got into her bed. Silver turned over to his side and thought about the world he was in, and how he was going to get back...
...In the dead of night, a strange metal figure slowly approached the town. He stopped and gazed at the town, remembering his past mistakes, only this time he wasn't alone. Beside him was a pony-like figure. On its back were 2 engines, keeping it flying in the air. it was a metallic cyan colour with a large tail made up of red, yellow, blue, green and orange plates. A similar design was on its head. Alongside Metal Sonic, it had glowing red eyes and no visible mouth. The two stared at Ponyville, their mission to begin in the morning...