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The lone soldier stood in the centre of the room. His rifle trained at the door a wisp of smoke leaving the barrel. He had missed the blur that sped past the doorway. His radar was showing red dots moving round his position like flies. Every now and then one would break away from the swarm and towards him. He knew they were making him waste ammo.
Then as he looked at his radar again he saw one come straight from behind. They had found the back way. As he turned he saw the glowing blue sword in the hands of a dark green soldier in a similar armour to his own. As he brought the gun up to meet the new threat all the other soldiers ran in with glowing blades. The lone survivor barely managed to dodge the tip of the first blade before having another being rammed into his spine.
“Game over,” Said a booming voice through the TV.
“Damn almost won that,” sighed a boy removing his headset before running his hand through his brown hair. Placing his headset back on he herd a voice come through.
“Well Dave you didn't believe I was going to allow you to win did you?” joked the voice on the other side.
“Anyway I was about to go on something else, care to join me?”
“Sure what do you want to do?”
Removing Halo: Reach from his X-box 360 and looking over his other games, Dave scratched at his head, “To be honest I don’t know.”
“Well how about…” there was a silence from the headset.
“Hello Richard… you still there?”
“Yes im here just changing disks… thought of anything?”
“To be honest I am going to go offline now,” Dave replied as he started to reach for the power button. “Speak tomorrow?”
“Yeah of course, speak tomorrow,” Richard replied.
With a slight push on the power button everything went quiet. Dave stood up placing his controller and headset down next to his TV. His stomach then started to growl. Walking downstairs and into the kitchen he stopped next to a mirror. Looking into it he looked at his messy brown hair that was starting to touch his eyebrows. Gonna need cutting soon, he thought to himself before looking at his other features to see any other effects of playing video games all day. His light blue eyes felt sore but didn't show it, he stood to his full height he was a bit taller than most other 17 year olds he has ever met and stretching his back with a small ‘crack’ before continuing with his quest to the fridge.
As he arrived he pulled open the tall white box of treasures to be disappointed. Has mum not gone shopping again? thinking to himself, butter, milk and an egg. Really full of variety, quietly giggling at his own joke he started closing the door and his stomach growled louder. Looking at his watch it read 7:30 I have got time to hurry to the shop I guess.
Running back upstairs to his room he grabbed his mobile, keys and wallet before rushing back downstairs and out the front door.
Looking up at the sky he saw some grey clouds heading his way. A cold breeze brought his attention back. “Maybe I should have brought a coat,” Dave mumbled to himself grumpily to himself before walking across the street. A wooden gate stood between him and a large field and on the side of the field the shop. It was certainly quicker than walking around and he was starting to feel the effects of hunger as his stomach growled even louder.
“Would you be quiet for one moment please?” He whispered at his angry belly. Sighing he vaulted over the fence and put his hands in his pockets of his jumper as he started to walk his way across the field. Three minutes passed as he was heading to his destination and his mind started to wander.
“This has been the first time I have gone outside in a week,” Dave muttered in a slightly shocked tone. “Man I wish my life got a bit more exciting than school and TV.”
Dave then came to a low stone wall that he carefully climbed over. He then walked across another road stopping for a moment to let a car drive by he strolled into the shop and towards the pre-made foods and looked at the sandwiches. Lettuce and tomato no, prawn cocktail pass, ham and cheese bingo, he thought as he grabbed the solution to his problem. He then quickly paid so he could get outside and finally eat.
Stepping outside he ripped the packaging off and threw it into a bin. He crossed the road whilst stuffing as much of the sandwich into his mouth as he could. The taste of the ham was slightly let down by the cheese but he ignored this as he hopped over the wall.
A loud crack of thunder filled the air and Dave stopped and held out his hand as a large drop of water landed in his palm then another and another. Typical English weather, he thought as he stuffed what was left of his meal into his mouth and began to jog across the field.
“Really should have brought my coat,” He moaned at himself as he was pelted by an onslaught of rain drenching his jumper. He than began running back home. Why did I even bother leaving? As he ran he failed to notice a large stone poking out of the dirt. Dave tripped over and started to fall towards a large ditch in the ground full of dark brown water. Crap was the only thing that passed through his mind as he slammed his eyes shut.
Dave then started falling faster and faster. I should have hit something by now. Still with his eyes shut he felt a thick mist of water across his face and hands. That didn't feel right, He turned his head up and towards where the mist was and opened his eyes. What he saw surprised him.
“A CLOUD!?” Dave shouted in disbelief and shock. A small hole in the cloud showing where he had passed through with a shrinking black swirling hole behind it. Fear grabbed him as he turned and saw the ground rushing towards him. He opened his mouth to scream but nothing came out. He was also shocked by how close to the ground he was. Clouds were supposed to be higher up.
Dave collided with the far side of a hill which kept him moving but didn't stop the pain which tore through his left shoulder. As he rolled he caught glimpses of the ground covered with bright green grass and the bright blue sky with a few clouds doted around. His body was in pain from the impact on the ground and the rolling wasn't helping.
With a loud THUD his stomach collided with a tree and all his breath was knocked out. Coughing Dave pushed the himself away from the tree and laid on his back closing his eyes again. “Argh what the hell happe…” another thud landed on his forehead shooting pain through his already beaten body. He felt it roll off his head to his right. Moving his head slowly he cracked open his right eye to look what hit him there sat a smug bright red apple and above that a long row of apple trees.
“What. The. Hell.?”
Dave then tried to push his hands behind him and sit up. His right arm was sore as he pushed down but his left arm did nothing. Angrily he used his right arm to push his entire body and adjusted himself so he sat against the tree.
Looking down at his left shoulder he saw it was dislocated. “Ouch,” He winced in pain as he carefully removed his jumper and set it aside to get a better look at his arms. A dislocated shoulder, cuts, scrapes and a heap of bruises. “Lucky I hit this side of the hill,” he chuckled this sent a pain through his chest.
Looking at the hill he had just rolled down he saw where he had impacted and left a series of long brown marks in the grass towards the strangely large apple tree that had stopped him. Dave then looked at the sky where he had came down from and the small black hole had completely gone. And he relaxed his head against the tree as he gaze moved over towards the large bright moon.
“The moon?” Dave rubbed his eyes, still coping to terms that he had survived falling out of the sky but this was beginning to get ridiculous. He tried to look at his watch but it was on his left wrist so he took it of with his good hand before holding it up.
A large crack had appeared across the face and broken most of the internal clockwork. “Brilliant. Just bloody brilliant” angrily he stuffed the watch into his jumpers pocket.
He then noticed the apple that had dropped from the tree sitting next to him. Grabbing it he pulled it under and took a sniff. It smelt sweet just begging to be eaten. Biting in he felt the taste just explode in his mouth.
Pulling it away from his mouth he let out a gasp and a, “wow!” Biting as much as he could off before dropping the skinny core to the ground. Looking around he saw more apples on the ground around him.
“Heh looks like my luck is picking up,” he whispered to himself as he devoured all apples within reach.
Finishing off his sixth apple he added the core to a small pile. Looking around on ground level he looked back along the rows of trees. Was he in some kind of orchard? He then saw a house and a big red barn over in the distance behind him. Civilization. Maybe someone there could help him.
As he began to stand up pain raced up his body. Maybe in the morning, He thought as he pulled the jumper over himself and allowed himself to slip into a restless sleep.
5 hours later…
A cockerel greeted the rising sun which woke Dave from his slumber. “Argh,” he groaned as he opened his eyes.
He stood up and stretched his arms up in the air letting out a long yawn. As he rubbed the sleep from his eyes he slowly pulled his hands away from his face looking at his left arm. “Weren't you bust up last night?” looking down he checked his arms. The cuts were smaller and all the bruises were definitely healing but there were still lots of both. “That’s strange… well with what has been going on this should not really surprise me.”
Scratching his head he felt… good considering he fell out of the sky. He looked up at the tree he had a close encounter with and looked at the lowest branch. Even though this was an apple tree it stood high above him. Jumping up he easily touched it. A smirk spread across Dave’s face as he looked at another tree a row down. Taller with a higher branch. Bracing himself he jumped and grabbed the branch and pulled himself onto it.
Laughing he stood balancing on the branch he stuck the top of his head through the thick leaves and looked into the distance. He saw a town. Pulling his keys out of his pocket he grabbed a small compass from the bunch. Dave liked to collect odd things that have a very obscure use so he was prepared and he had keyrings for things he might never need. The town was north from his perch. As he placed the keys into his pocket he pulled his head back into the tree.
Sitting down on the branch he braced to drop back down but as he started to move he stopped. He heard something. Female voices coming nearer from the direction of the house. Dave carefully moved a few leaves so he could see what was coming.
Two ponies were walking towards his landing spot. One a purple with a strait darker purple mane and a horn with marking of some stars on its flank. A unicorn?. It also had saddlebags containing some books. The other pony was orange with blond mane wearing an old fashioned cowboy hat, this one had three bright red apples as a marking instead of the stars the other one possessed. But where had the voices came from?
Just as the thought entered his mind the orange pony turned to the other and said in an old west accent.
“What do ya mean you saw some thing fall outta the sky?” the orange pony looked puzzled as she trotted along side the purple unicorn.
“For the last time Applejack.” the purple unicorn started to sound annoyed and out of breath, “I was stargazing last night looking for Orion and than there was this flash of light and as I moved my telescope over all I saw was a blur land somewhere near here.”
“Well what the hay was it Twilight?” the orange pony… Applejack asked.
“I don’t know,” Twilight replied sadly. “ I didn't get the chance to focus in.”
Dave quietly sat back on the branch, That pony saw me and now it’s looking for me? I had better stay hidden until I know what is going on. He scratched the back of his neck while he thought, Well at least all I left was some marks in the ground, some eaten apples and… his eyes widened as he peeked through the leaves down at his sleeping spot. His jumper lay next to the tree the markings in the ground led to. CRAP
The ponies were already walking towards the tree looking at the dents he had left in the ground. The purple one Twilight was some how taking notes with a floating book and quill surrounded by a purple glow. Her horn was also glowing the same faint purple.
Dave looked on as they moved steadily closer to his jumper knowing that if he tried to get it he would surely be seen. Deciding to leave it he watched with a mix of curiosity and dread. What will they do if they find me? He didn't know how they would react to him. He was larger than them and he was worried that would be intimidating.
As the ponies came to the tree Twilight was furiously scribbling into her book every last detail while Applejack went over to the pile of eaten apples.
“Now what in tarnations has been eating ma apples” Applejack looked angry.
Her apples? Oh brilliant I've stolen food from a pony, Dave put a hand to his face. She must own this place.
“More importantly,” Twilight said as she levitated the strange clothes “What is this?”
Dave’s heart was beating furiously as she started to unravel the jumper and take notes on it. Please drop it and leave. He begged.
“Is that some sorta fancy dress?” Asked a puzzled Applejack looking at the curious design.
“To be honest I don’t think it is for a pony,” replied Twilight. “Look how it is shaped.”
Both ponies sat staring at Dave’s jumper before Twilight looked around.
“What if this belongs to somepony and they are still near by?” Twilight said to Applejack before continuing to search.
Applejack then yelled out, “IF ANYPONY IS OUT THERE WE HAVE YER err… THING!”
Dave considered replying and walking up to them and taking it back. No I have to stay hidden until I know what’s going on. He made his plan and he was going to stick with it as best he could.
“What if it is hurt?” Twilight asked with a worried tone in her voice. “It looks like it hit the tree quite hard” pointing with a hoof at a crack where something had hit it.
Applejack started to head towards the town, “I’ll go get help, you just wait here in case whatever it is comes back.” She then started racing towards the town.
Twilight then sat down and started reviewing her notes, “Hmm if it landed with that force it is either is badly hurt or extremely tough.” The rest of the words started to turn into a mumble.
“Wow see talks to herself as much as I do,” Dave chuckled before quickly shoving his hand over his mouth.
Twilight stopped and looked around carefully she knew she herd something, “Hello, anypony out there?” she continued to search, “I’m not going to hurt you I just want to help.” She then started to look at the trees.
Crap crap crap if she looks this way she will be sure to notice something, Dave held his breath as her gaze started turning towards his hiding spot.
The sound of hooves brought Twilight's attention away from the trees and over towards her friends. Dave also peeked at what was coming. He saw Applejack, a bright pick pony with a pink fluffy mane with balloons as it’s mark and a white unicorn with neat purple mane and diamonds as it’s mark. What do these marks mean? As he started to lean back he noticed two flying ponies there are Pegasus here as well? one was Cyan coloured with a rainbow mane and a mark of a cloud with a rainbow coloured thunderbolt coming out of it. The other a bright yellow with a long pink mane that covered some of its face and the mark of butterflies in the same place as the marks the other ponies had.
“Hi girls,” Twilight stood to meet them. “We have problem.”
More girls? Dave thought, what the hell I was expecting some form of rescue team if they thought someone was hurt.
The white unicorn walked over to Dave’s jumper, “I’ll say just look at this crime against fashion!”
Thanks, Dave thought sarcastically.
“Rarity why is it always fashion that is your only concern?” Complained the rainbow-maned pony.
“Well excuse me Rainbow Dash if I happen to have a talent for letting ponies look their best every day,” Rarity looked over at the Pegasus.
“Whatever. So what do you need us for anyway Twilight,” Rainbow Dash turned her attention back to her.
“I think that this belongs to somepony and that they are in need of our help as they could be very badly hurt,” Twilight's voice was full of concern again.
“Oh no that’s dreadful we have to find them before anything else happens,” Came the quiet voice of the yellow Pegasus “I would hate to let somepony get hurt because we couldn't find them.”
“Don’t worry Fluttershy as long as we work together we will certainly find them likidy split,” Said the upbeat voice of the pink pony bouncing up and down.
“Pinkie is right if we work together we should be able to find who this belongs to,” Declared Twilight with the sound of determination in her voice. "We should be able to find whoever or whatever it is before midday and if they are hurt we have to help.”
All the ponies cheered and Twilight told them all what to do.
“Applejack you run around all the trees and see if you can find anything.”
“Ya can count on me Twilight,” she yelled as she sped away.
“Rarity check the barn and anything near the house.”
“But the mess…” Rarity started to protest.
“What if this injured creature is a handsome stallion?” Twilight played on Rarity’s feelings a bit but she knew she needed the nudge.
Rarity‘s eyes lit up. “Well of course I would be happy to lend my assistance. I mean it is only right.” Rarity started to daydream as she happily trotted towards the barn.
Don’t make me sick, Dave thought.
“Pinkie go round the outside to see if it has tried to head for Ponyville.”
“Okie doki loki!” smiled Pinkie as she hopped away.
“Dash you fly around and look from above and report to me how the others are doing.”
“You got it!” Dash saluted as she raced upwards.
“Finally Fluttershy you look in all the trees to see if they have climbed in to hide.”
“Um.. Ok.. Of it helps,” Fluttershy then started to poke her head into the trees and whispered. “Hello is anypony in here… could you come out please… that is if.. You don’t mind.” She did this for every tree and was slowly making her way towards Dave.
And I am going to crap myself, Dave started to panic. That Twilight has them so well organised. If I stay then the yellow one will find me. If I run I’ll be seen by either the rainbow one or the cowgirl. Even if they didn't see me I cant get past the pink one or I run to where the posh one is going. His options were closing fast. He had to think of something fast. He sat back and put his head in his hands. Think!
Twilight looked up at Rainbow Dash who kept sending the occasional shrug her way. Hope was still strong that they would find whatever owned this strange clothing. Looking down at it she noticed something in the ground. A strange hoof print longer than her own. Following the print she saw another and another until they stopped at a tree nearby.
“Fluttershy?” she called.
“Yes Twilight?” quietly spoke the timid Pegasus.
“Can you look in that tree?” she whispered as she pointed it out.
“Um.. Ok,” Fluttershy flew gently over and put her head into the tree. “Hello is …” She saw a strange tall creature with dirtied clothing over its body and a brown mane on top of it’s head. It turned to look at her and it had two blue eyes that stared back at her. It’s claws reached up. She screamed and ducked out off the tree.
“AH HA I knew it,” said Twilight proudly now the pony or creature would have to come down to the ground and she could then solve this great mystery. Dash and AJ had came over when they heard Fluttershy scream.
Oh shit! Dave had tried put his fingers to his lips as too say, "Shh.” But obviously she was scared way too easily. He stood and jumped for the next tree as to stay in the protection of the leaves.
Twilight saw something leap from tree to tree staying hidden behind the leaves, “Oh no.”. She gave chase with Dash and AJ in tow following the rustling of the trees.
Dave knew he could not out run them like this but he wasn't sure about his chances on the ground either. Looking back briefly between trees he saw them struggling to keep up he wondered if his speed had been increased as well . The yellow one has seen me already so it’s only a matter of time before everything else does.
They chased the creature through most of the orchard heading towards the barn Twilight knew it was going to run out of trees soon. An idea popped into mind, I don’t know how this spell will work on it but I have to try. She started charging up her magic.
Ok screw this I’m going to run on the ground this is getting me nowhere, Dave finally made up his mind he was going to drop and sprint like there was no tomorrow as soon as he ran out of trees.
The final tree lay ahead Dave did one final leap before hitting the ground. He rolled to keep momentum and as he stood he sped up. he was going at speed he had never ran before so he had no chance of changing direction quickly enough as the white unicorn stepped out in front of him. They he stared in shock at it as he knew he was going to crash into her.
A blast of purple light rushed into the back of Dave’s head as he felt himself falling become suddenly drowsy and losing control of his body. what the hell was tha…
Twilight's sleep spell had hit its target as it fell over face planting some mud in front of Rarity splashing a few drops over her pearl white coat.
“AAHHHH” Rarity screamed as she looked down at the most revolting thing she had ever seen “MUD! WHO WOULD DO SUCH AN EVIL AND VILE THING AS TO SPLASH THIS DISGUSTING SUBSTANCE AT ME!?” She screamed angrily at the top of her lungs. Looking down she saw the creature Twilight was looking for face down in the mud. “YOU!” she flipped him over using her magic so it was facing her. Its eyes looked at her before they slowly closed. “YOU, YOU, you umm have strangely enticing eyes,” she quickly placed a hoof over her mouth. Did I just say what I thought I did? It must be because the look like sapphires. Wait that isn't any better!
The others all slowly crowded around the creature when the heard Rarity yell at it.
“What the hay is that thing?” Applejack asked tapping it with a hoof.
“I don’t know,” Replied a shocked and confused Twilight. “I haven’t read about anything like this.”
“What did you do to it anyway?” Rainbow Dash asked looking at the mud covered creature
“A simple but effective sleep spell,” Twilight had a sense of confidence in her voice. “It won’t be going anywhere until at least this afternoon.”
Pinkie and Fluttershy came over to the barn. “Aww did I miss the game of hide and seek?” Said pinkie sadly, “What is this thing anyway?”
“I don’t know Pinkie,” Twilight gathered all the girls around her away from the strange sleeping creature. “But I must study it. I mean in all the books I have read I have never heard of anything like this. I will take it to the library.”
“Well what are you going to do with it when it wakes up?” Rainbow Dash said in a slightly cautious tone. “No offence I don’t think you can handle it all night by yourself.”
“Dash is right sugarcube, what you gonna do if it gets angry?” Applejack sat down as she was still tired from running around after the thing. “I mean I would be angry if somepony knocked me out and took me somewhere strange.”
“Well if some of you could stay over tonight until I get better prepared I would be vary grateful,” Twilight looked at all her friends as they all gave smiles back at her. “Thanks girls. Who knows this might actually turn out to be quite fun.”
“YAY A SLUMBER PARTY!” pinkie screamed as she pulled all her friends in for a group hug.
Dave heard a loud scream as his eyes shot open. What the hell? He sat up and looked for the scream and he saw all six ponies hugging each other. He quietly stumbled to his feet and tried with difficulty to quietly creep away. He tripped occasionally from still being very drowsy.
“Ok girls we will have to sneak it in as to not panic anypony. Applejack have you got a cart we could borrow?” Twilight was already excited for tonight.
“Sure do,” Applejack dove into the barn and came out pulling a small cart normally used for carrying apples but this would do for now. “load it on and we can get ourselves a movin.”
Twilight turned to where the creature was sleeping to find it gone. Panicking she looked up and saw it stumbling trying to get away. “But it was asleep,” She gawped in disbelief. Regaining her composure she had to up the power.
Hey I might make it, Dave thought as he started to walk normally again. Lets just hope they haven’t seen me ye… Another wave of purple waved over him. Aw come on He thought as he fell over again asleep.
15 minutes later at Twilight's house…
“Ok, I’ll lock it in the basement for now,” Twilight said to her friends as she levitated it down the stairs and onto a small mattress. Stepping back she used a key to lock it and hung it on a small hook next to the door. “There safe and secure. Now who is for pin the tail on the pony?” She asked as she trotted over to her friends as they all cheered.
Dave woke up again but this time he waited before he was fully awake before standing up. Looking around he was in a dark room with a small light attached to the roof lighting the room with a dim orange glow. “Oh this is great now I have been kidnapped by ponies,” Sighing he rubbed his face. “Well first time for everything,” He looked around and saw marks where equipment of some kind had been standing for some time. Looking around he found some stairs leading up winding up and around the walls of the circular room.
Quietly accenting the wooden stairs he looked through the key hole to see what was going on. He saw the pink pony blindfolded with a fake tail in it’s mouth walking slowly towards a picture of a pony with a small target where it’s tail should go. They are playing party games? And they left me out, Dave chuckled at his own joke. The other five ponies were all there playfully chatting but he heard footsteps coming his way. A big purple lizard with green spikes came into view holding a parchment.
“Hey Twilight I have the message for the princess ready,” It said in a childish tone. It was just a boy by the sound of things.
“Thanks Spike can you send it for me? With this please?” Twilight asked as she handed over a quickly wrapped package.
“Sure thing,” It held the parchment and package up and breathed a bright green fire which sent the items away in a wisp of smoke out of the window.
A DRAGON! Dave screamed in his mind rushing to stand up he bashed his head on a low beam above the door. Rubbing his head he heard silence come from the other side of the door. Uh oh.
Spike burped out a reply letter from the princess and passed it to Twilight. “Twilight what was that noise?”
“Oh that’s probably the creature waking up,” She replied casually as she opened up the Princess Celestia’s letter and began to read aloud.
Dear Twilight Sparkle
I hope the creature didn't cause much trouble or any harm to anypony.
I am confident in your abilities as well as the assistance of your friends to keep the creature calm and safe.
If the creature understands you please try to gain it’s trust as it may help future relations with it’s species.
I agree with your assessment on the creatures clothing. It is rather strange.
I shall be available sometime soon and shall send a letter when I depart for Ponyville
Please keep me updated every night or if anything important happens
“We are supposed to keep that thing safe? What about us?” Dash pointed at the door where Dave was peeking through.
Hey that Princess Celery or what ever has my jumper! Dave began to frown as he looked back through the key hole to see a green eye staring back.
“AHH that thing is at the door. It looked at me.” Spike jumped back and hid behind Twilight, “Is it dangerous?”
“Come on Spike it is behind a locked door we are completely safe,” Twilight reassured him. “Unless it can figure out how to get the key it can’t get out.”
Challenge accepted Twilight, Dave thought to himself as he pulled his keyrings out. He pulled the keyrings off and looked at his equipment. A compass, a small knife, a magnifying glass, his house key and the ring itself. Using the small folding knife he poked it under the door getting a few gasps from the ponies and dragon from the other side. Heh just wait, He thought as he looked in the reflection for the key which was hung up near the keyhole. That’s convenient, He thought as he pulled the key ring straight with a small hook at the end and a 90° bend where his hand held.
Putting the hook through the keyhole he noticed the ponies and dragon on the other side looking scared. Apart from Twilight who was looking more confused than anything. impressed? Dave thought as he snagged the key and dropped it to floor just before the door and used his makeshift hook to drag it under. Gotcha haha win for Dave! As he put the key in the hole and unlocked it.
The ponies all looked ready to run or fight as they heard the door unlock.
Dave was staring at his end. What had he achieved? Getting the key to his makeshift prison? The ponies were on the other side and ready and he was outnumbered. Really should have waited for them to go to sleep so I could sneak out, Holding the key in his hand he really didn't want to open the door now.
The ponies all waited for something to happen. Carefully Fluttershy walked over to the door and quietly tapped it.
“Excuse me I was wondering if we could have our key back please… if its not to much trouble?” Surprisingly the key slowly slid out from under the door. Twilight quickly levitated the key over towards the keyhole but Fluttershy stopped her. “Umm I was wondering if I could go in and see it? That is if it is ok with you?”
Dave sat back downstairs on the mattress knees to his chest and head down. What the hell did I just do? Just because some random pony said please I have to oblige, now they will move the key away and I’m stuck for good now.
Slowly Fluttershy opened the door and peeked in before walking through and quietly closing it behind her. She looked down the stairs and saw the creature curled up in a ball on a mattress too small for it. Poor thing it’s just scared, She thought as she flew down and gently landed next to it.
Dave heard a small noise from the door. Locked, brilliant now I have to wait for the royalty of this land to be bothered enough to travel all the way down here..
He slowly began to notice something was rubbing his head softly. Moving his head up a little he saw the bright yellow Pegasus stroking his hair with a caring look on her face. It felt strangely comforting.
“It’s ok I’m not going to hurt you and neither are my friends,” She continued to stroke the creature noticing it getting more relaxed. “I'm a friend and I am here to take care of you.”
Dave started to feel really comfortable as Fluttershy talked to him. He slowly started to reach out with his right hand towards her head. She looked at his strange hand but let him touch her gently on the head. Dave then started scratching gently behind her ears. He figured it was like any other pony back home.
Fluttershy liked the feeling as he scratched the top of her head. She slowly let her own hoof drop down. It felt really good. Suddenly she blushed as she started to notice her wings starting to spread out. Blushing she stepped back before the thing could continue.
“Oh my…” she noticed the look on the creatures face as if it had done something wrong. “It’s ok… um… do you want to come upstairs?” The creature nodded as it understood and got to it’s feet. Fluttershy flew up the stairs to get her muscles relaxed before she went back out. She knew Rainbow Dash would notice. Stopping at the door she looked down at the creature as it looked back up.
I wonder if I can jump up there? Dave eyed the edge of the top stair. Higher than the tree he had leapt into. Giving a strong push he jumped a bit higher than he meant to and grabbed the handrail before pulling himself over. Looking back down he smirked. I'll have to push my self at some point.
Turning his attention back towards Fluttershy she looked back at him smiling, “Ok you just wait here a moment while I talk to my friends.” She then walked through the door leaving in ajar behind her.
“Ok I think it would like to come out and meet you all” she noticed how her friends were still a bit scared. “It’s ok it is probably a bit scared of you all as well.”
Slowly the ponies all nodded to each other and Fluttershy opened the door to let the creature out.
Dave slowly walked through the open door to receive a variety of stares from each of the ponies. Twilight looked puzzled, Rainbow and AJ both looked ready to take Dave down if he tried anything, Pinkie smiled at him, Spike was looking at him in awe whilst Rarity was trying to avoid eye contact as much as possible.
“Wow it’s tall,” Spike let his worries leave him as he was the first to approach the giant. Gulping as he stopped just in front of it and held out his claw. “Hi I’m Spike,” The creature crouched down and started to reach out with it’s own claw like appendage. Spike covered his eyes with his other hand remembering the size of it. But to Spikes surprise he shook his claw and with a smile on it’s face it replied in a friendly tone.
“Hi Spike, I’m Dave nice to meet you.”