I made a new chapter. I hope you like. That’s it. Random Quote: ‘Hi Friend’- Deadmau5.
Oh shit, what did Sweetie Belle do this time? MY head was spinning with all of the places that the little filly could’ve run off to. The one place that stuck in my mind was the Everfree Forest, which seems to be the most likely place. Well, guess I’ll have to find out.
I walk through the doorway and am immediately greeted by the sight of an extremely worried looking Rarity rushing towards me. She manages to come to a halt before colliding with me. I catch sight of an equally worried looking Applejack behind Rarity.
“Danny, we have to find Sweetie Belle now!” She tries to push me away.
“What’s wrong? Where is she?” I ask the two mares, confused and also worried.
“Well, I haven’t seen mah Applebloom all day and I’ve done some asking around town to try and find out where she might’ve gone. Turns out that somepony saw the crusaders headin’ towards the Everfree forest around an hour ago.” She says the next part with a worried face, “Says they were yellin’ something like ‘Cutie Mark Crusader Monster Hunters’.”
“Well, I could help you find them. Last thing I wanna hear is that some fillies got hurt in the Everfree.” I say, crossing my arms, “Gimme one sec to get ready.”
“As you wish, but please do hurry.” Rarity says, sounding worried.
I walk behind a corner open my backpack, rummaging through it to find something useful. There’s gotta be something good in here. Then I pull out the Glock. I examine it for a second, then slide it into my pocket. I also grab two spare mags, full of 9mm ammo. Ok, that should be good. I grab a piece of spare fabic just sitting in the bottom of my backpack. I rip a long strip from the piece and wrap said strip around my head, effectively making me look at least 20% more badass. I then sling the backpack around my shoulder.
I walk back around the corner, coming face-to-face with the two mares once again. I nod my head to them, signaling that I’m ready. When we run out the door, I leave my dirtbike there. I don’t want to outrun the two mares. Before long, we’re out of Ponyville. We along a dirt road until I feel like my lungs are going to explode. Ah… Fuck… Tired… Rest… Whew!
I suddenly picture the events that could be taking place within the forest at this very moment; three scared fillies getting chased by a manticore until it catches them and- NO! I WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN.
I put on a face of pure determination and keep on running. I swear I ran for at least another three minutes solid, then the three of us come face to face with a wall of trees.
“The Everfree Forest.” Rarity says in a whisper, shivering a bit.
“Well, let’s keep going. We’ve got three fillies to find.” I say in a determined voice.
“Okay, let’s go ya’ll.” Applejack says, running into the forest with me and Rarity right behind her.
The forest, I’m here. It’s… well, it’s freaky. You can hear noises from every direction, yet nothing seems to be there. It’s dark as night, even though it’s the afternoon. This place keeps me on my toes and I can tell that the two mares are also quite unnerved. I keep one hand on the handle of my Glock at all times, just in case something tries to crash in on me.
“Where do you suppose they could be?” I ask, trying to get some sort of lead, “We’re just wandering around here aimlessly.”
“Well, ah don’t know. Nopony ever really comes into the forest, unless you count Zecora. Ah’ think that our best plan would be to keep on lookin’ until we see something. Not much more we can do.” Applejack finishes on a sad note.
“Regretfully, I have to agree with Applejack. Her plan is the only solution that I can see.” Rarity also seems quite depressed.
“I’m sure we’ll find them. Forest can’t be that big.” I try to think on the bright side of things, not something that I normally did.
Suddenly, everything seems to go quiet. Too quiet… I look around, pulling my gun out of my pocket and aiming into the endless sea of trees surrounding us. Nothing, must just be me. I put my gun back into my pocket and continue to walk alongside Applejack and Rarity. Thankfully, neither of them saw me pull out my gun. There’s definitely something up.
“Cutie Mark Crusader Monster Escapers!” I hear a chorus of fillies yell to my right.
“It’s them, it’s the CMC!” I yell, beginning to run toward the direction of the shouts. AJ and Rarity quickly follow suit. Suddenly I hear more footsteps, but not normal footsteps. These are… loud and I can feel them. Something’s out there.
“RUUUUUNNNNNNNNN!” The three suddenly burst out from the brush directly in front of us.
Applebloom runs behind Applejack and Sweetie Belle does the same with Rarity. Hmm, strange. Almost as if they’re… hiding. I look down to see Scootaloo hiding behind me, cowering in fear. Dawww.
STFU Danny, this is no time for daww’s.
STFU subconscious, this is no time for being a PRICK.
I draw my gun and point it at the brush, which is now shaking heavily. I also notice growls and thuds getting louder. Wait, monster escapers? Oh shit, this isn’t good.
“Everypony back up.” Nopony moves, “NOW!”
They’re all shocked at my sudden outburst. NO fuckin’ way I’m gonna let anypony leave here injured. They all back away, about a good thirty feet.
Suddenly, a creature jumps out of the brush and growls fiercely. I recognize it as a manticore from episode 1 part 2. It looks to be roughly ten feet tall, around twice my height. It’s eyes, however, are what truly take my attention. The eyes of the beast are drowning in bloodlust and fury. I’m not intimidated, however. In fact, I feel as if it’s at MY mercy, even if it doesn’t know it.
“Well, you are one UG-LEY mutherfucker! Care to dance, bitch?” I flash a grin and aim the gun at the manticore’s head, chuckling, “I have one suggestion: Run. I will kill you if you lay one paw on anypony here. You are at my mercy now, bitch.” I say this calmly, eliciting a gasp from everypony.
Then shit goes down. The thing see’s my threat as a challenge and jumps at me. The shockwave from the lunge throws my aim off for a second, so I miss its head and instead hit it in the stomach area. The gunshot’s noise causes my ears to ring and I barley have time to react before-
“Fuck!” I scream in pain as the thing slams me to the ground beneath its paws. Aw shit. It raises it’s right paw, preparing to bring it down. You son of a bitch.
It tears through my chest with its right paw, blood spilling everywhere, I feel lighter as an intense and piercing wave of pain passes through me. Ah, where is everything going? The world begins to fade as it brings its left paw down, tearing the skin around my waist. I can barely make out some of the ponies gasping as the monster brutalizes me. Well, I tried, right?
I am laying on my back, staring at the treetops. I am unable to move due to pain. I watch the world begin to fade. Well, I failed. I fucking failed everypony. I knew I would fuck everything up.
I watch my life begin to flash before my eyes. My first stuffed animal, my first day at school, my first friend, my first game console… I see images of my family pass through. I see myself. Before long, I’m looking at the present day me as the time gap between pictures begins to shrink… my first time playing TF2, my first time watching MLP, my first time reading an MLP fanfic, my first time wishing that I could leave, my first day in Equestria, Rainbow Dash, that night, the dream.
Suddenly, the pictures stop and I see Rainbow Dash in the darkness, looking sad. She opens her mouth to speak.
“You’ll be there for me, right?” I feel power rush to me, the power of sheer will.
“But, you’re going to die. You’re going to leave me.” Her eyes threaten to break into tears
I will not leave you.
“Please don’t leave.” Tears begin to set in on her beautiful face.
I will not leave.
“But, you’re dying. You’re dying Danny” She starts to cry.
I will not die.
She doesn’t speak, but cries heavily. Tears flow down her face and onto the black, reflective floor. That’s it.
I REFUSE TO FUCKING DIE!
I get up and open my eyes. I have trouble standing, so I start out on one knee. I look down and see a pool of blood, MY blood. I don’t feel blood flowing through my veins. I feel adrenaline, will, and determination. Fucker’s gonna pay. I look over to see that the thing is standing over the five girls, most likely selecting his next entrée. Like hell he is!
“Hey, bitch!” I get his attention with this comment. I stand up and reach for the Glock that had fell to the ground when he pounced on me. I aim the weapon directly at him, “You can hurt my mind. You can hurt my body. Hell, you can kill me. But if you EVER try to hurt a single one of these ponies, I will come back from the grave and I WILL FUCKING END YOU!”
I pull the trigger several times. Every time, I saw his head jolt back. This was accompanied by a decent-sized spray of blood erupting from each area of impact and an ear-ringing bang. I watch as the corpse falls to the ground, accompanied by a loud thud. Heh, dead.
I walk over to the five ponies, who were still recovering. Rarity takes one look at me and her eyes shoot out of their sockets. Applebloom, however, musters up the courage to speak.
“Ya-ya killed it!” Applebloom says, happy to be alive, “Ya saved our lives! Thank ya mister.”
“Heh, no need for formalities, just call me Danny.” I say, chuckling a bit. Suddenly, a new wave of pain rushes over me as I collapse to one knee, huffing as my energy leaves me. The ponies rush over to me with worried looks on their faces. I look down and notice the massive amount of blood leaving my body. Rarity seems to notice this and looks as if she’ll faint at any moment.
“Did a number on me.” I say, taking my headband off and wrapping it around my chest. I reach into my backpack for the rest and manage to cover the rest of the wounds.
“A-are you gonna be alright?” I hear a worried Scootaloo say with sad eyes, tears looking as if they’ll break through.
“Honestly, I don’t know. If you can get me to a hospital quickly, I should be fine, though.” I try to stand again, but the pain forces me back down to my knees.
“Let me help ya there.” Applejack says, walking next to me, “Ya’ll can ride on me ‘till we get to the hospital. It’s the least I can do after ya’ll saved our lives there.” She gives me a gentle smile.
“You sure? I might weigh too much for you.” I say, questioning her strength.
“Trust me, I’ve been workin’ hard all mah live. I’m probably the strongest pony in this here town.” She says, boasting/reassuring me, “You don’t look that heavy.” It’s true, I’m a total lightweight at 105lbs.
“Okay then, here I go.” I get up, painfully, and sit down on Applejack’s back.
“See, ya’ll aren’t that heavy.” She says, beginning to walk back towards town, the rest walking to the right of me. We travel in silence for a long time, none of us willing to break the silence. Suddenly, Sweetie Belle begins to talk.
“Danny, what is that thing you used to kill that manticore?” She seems mildly nervous, eyeing the gun in my pocket.
“That was a gun, a pistol to be more exact.” I explain, noting the shocked responses, “Don’t worry, I’m not gonna hurt any of you, promise. If I hadn’t used it, we all would’ve been dead.”
“I guess you’re right, thanks again for saving us Danny.” She smiles, causing me to smile. I feel another wave of pain flow through my abdomen. I wince in pain, shutting my eyes and clutching my stomach. Ah fuck! It feels as if somebody stabbed me with twenty knives.
The ponies note my pained expression and respond with looks of sympathy. I feel Applejack beginning to speed up until we reach a near-gallop. The trees are starting to recede and I see the sun again, it looks as if it’s around 5:00. One look at my watch tells me that it’s 5:13. Before long, I can see Ponyville itself, like a beacon of hope in a valley of nothing.
We reach Ponyville in about 10 minutes, running through the streets. Many ponies stare at the odd sight, not seeing the wounded shape that I’m in. They begin to follow behind Applejack, though my sight is getting a little blurry. I can still make out some features of the building that I’m approaching at a rather fast rate of speed. I can see a fuzzy cross and a set of double doors, meaning that this must be the hospital. Thank god.
Applejack plows through the double doors and walks right into what I’m guessing is the lobby. I can’t really see much, so I instead try to tune in my hearing. I can tell that the room is very crowded with onlookers. I can hear a worried Rarity speaking.
“Look at him, he’s been mutilated my some uncouth monster! He needs treatment right now!” She is yelling in a worried voice.
“Oh, wow! What happened to him?” Another voice comes out of the blur. I can hear tons of ponies talking in the background.
“He saved mah life from a manticore, he saved all our lives.” I hear Applebloom say in a worried voice.
“Oh, well set him over here.” I hear another voice say, a female. I feel my whole body being lifted by an unknown force. It feels as if a million soft hands are holding me in the air. I see a faint light blue aura surrounding me.
“W-What’s happening?” I manage to say in a weak voice. I feel the sensation wear off as I am set down on some sort of table. I feel the table begin to move as the shouting of the crowd dims.
“You’re going to be fine, but may I ask what happened to you?” I hear the same voice say again. Definitely a nurse. I hear a pair of doors open around me, along with a few pairs of hoofsteps. Probably the CMC, Rarity, and Applejack.
“Well, the CMC went missing into the Everfree. Applejack and Rarity were going to go look for them, but I decided to come too, as I don’t like the idea of three innocent fillies getting hurt.” I continue my story, closing my eyes, “We got to the Everfree and found them, but we also found a manticore. I could tell that this manticore wasn’t going to leave; it just had a bloodthirsty look in its eyes. I wasn’t one to let others get hurt, so I pulled out my weapon and tried to shoot it. I missed and ended up getting pretty fucked up, as you can see.” I gesture to my abdomen, blindly pointing to where I think my wounds are.
“Anyways, I damn near died right there. I saw my life flash before my eyes, and realized something.” I say.
“What’s that?” I hear another gentle female voice say.
“My life sucked. I really didn’t have much to live for in my world. I realized how much better my life has become since I got here.” I say, telling my story, “I realized that now I had friends, I had to protect this world. I couldn’t just give on the life that I had found, that would be freaking stupid. I felt power flow through me, the power of will, adrenaline, and determination. I pulled out my weapon a second time and ended him, killed him right there.”
“Y-you killed a manticore?” She seemed scared, but also surprised.
“Yeah, I also saved the lives of five ponies. I think I did the right thing.” I state this simply. You can practically cut the silence with a knife.
“Can you help me here?” I ask, “I don’t want to bleed out on your stretcher.”
“Y-yes of course.” I feel my bandages being unwrapped, the moist wound being exposed. The air stings my deep cuts.
“Oh my gosh!” I hear one of the nurse ponies say, “That’s awful! Oh my…”
“Well, can you help me?” I ask, now somewhat scared for my own well being.
“Yes, of course. It’s just…” She begins, clearly shaken, “…I’ve never seen a pony with wounds this bad. Don’t worry, though, we have medicine for everything.”
“If this scares you, you wouldn’t last a second in my world.” I say, “People dying of uncurable diseases, amputations, heart surgery, organ transplants, a whole lot of stuff that I would not want to do.”
“Wow, I guess, you didn’t know that we could help you?” She questions me.
“Nope, I had no idea. I didn’t care about myself, I just wanted the fillies to be safe.” I say, telling the truth.
“I-I guess you are a hero, here take this.” I feel my hand being opened. A single pill is placed in the hand. A hero…
I swallow the pill and instantly feel a hundred times better, my eyesight returning. I look around and see a moderately sized doctor’s office. Applejack and the CMC are sitting in a corner, scared looks on their faces. I look to my other side and see a white mare. She has gentle pink hair and a white hat on her head. The hat displays a symbol of the red cross with four hearts, one at each corner of the intersection. Her cutie mark had the same image.
“Are you… Nurse Redheart?” I see her eyes light up.
“Yes, how did you know my name?” She seems confused at my odd knowledge.
“I’m a brony, and you are a modestly popular background character.” I say, turning and getting out of the bed.
“Thank you for saving me, I owe you big time.” I wreck my brain for a second, looking for a way to repay her immense kindness, “I’ve got it! Everypony in this room gets free tickets to my concert and a free copy of the concert soundtrack.”
“Concert? What concert?” The confused nurse replies.
“I’m going to hold a gigantic concert on Nightmare Night with awesome music and huge light shows. I’ve already got Vinyl to help me record the mix, but I still need to mix it.” I say, proudly.
“What kind of music?” The nurse asks.
“Did you like the music that played at my party?” She nods, “Well, I’m gonna be playing music from that genre. It’s gonna be pretty sweet.”
“Sounds fun, I guess I’ll be there.” She says smiling, “Oh, and here’s your backpack. We though you might want it.” OMIGOD thank you.
“Thanks, I need that.” I smile as she hands me my backpack from a nearby spot on the floor.
“Wait, you mean we get a free ticket too?” Scootaloo asks, confused.
“Well, I did say everypony, right? Of course you get in free! Be sure to tell all of your little friends about the concert.” I see her nod, a wide grin on her face.
“You are so cool Danny! First you save our lives, then you give us free tickets to a concert!” She looks positively ecstatic, bouncing up and down.
I smile at the compliment given to me by my favorite filly. I look down, then notice that my chest is in noticeably better condition. Modern medicine, you ain’t got SHIT on ponies. I can still see two large scars, but at least I can’t see my bones.
“Well, I’m gonna get going now. I’ve actually gotta see Rarity for my Nightmare Night costume.” I wave a goodbye at the nurse and head out the door with Applejack and the CMC. Time to face the crowd.
When I open the door, the first thing that I notice is the fucking massive crowd. Everypony is talking in a worried tone, most likely about me. One of the ponies sees me walk out of the door.
“There he is! He’s alive!” She yells, prompting the crowd to swarm me like fire ants.
“What a hero!”
Suddenly, I see a cyan bolt run up and hug me. Rainbow Dash. She starts to cry as I kneel down to meet her at eye level.
“D-Danny, I-I though you weren’t gonna come back out.” She is obviously extremely worried
“I ain’t gonna die that easily. Don’t worry, I ain’t going anywhere.” I tell her in a soothing voice, stroking her mane.
“Awwwwwwwww” I hear the crowd say, prompting me to blush.
“There ain’t nothing going on here. Ya’ll can leave now.” Applejack says in commanding voice over the crowd.
The crowd disperses, much to my satisfaction. I see a confused Rarity approach me and Dash, who is starting to calm down.
“So are you two… together?” Me and Dash both blush. I stand up and stare at my feet.
“Ooooh that’s so cute!” Rarity says, squealing.
“Yeah, listen, would you all mind not spreading this around?” I ask everypony.
There is a collective nod. Whew!
“Great, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I’d like to have a word with Rarity.” She looks at me, confused, “I want my costume to be a secret to most. I’m only going to tell a select few, but you’ll all find out on Nightmare Night.”
“Okay, then. Come this way Danny.” I walk outside the door with her, eager to tell her about my mau5head. Okay, all red with black eyes. The all black, red eye thing has been done to death.
“So, what’s your idea?” We stop right outside the door and sit on a bench.
“Ok, so check this out.” I pull out my laptop, going right to my deadmau5 pics, “This is the costume and logo of the guy who made all of the songs you heard yesterday. I would like it if you made me a replica of his head.”
“Seems… unusual, but what size should I make it?” She pulls out a notepad and begins to draw a rough schematic of the head.
“Well, here’s the official dimensions.” I pull up the dimensions of the mau5head, which I have saved to a word document. I had planned on a making my own mau5head as a Halloween costume, then this happened, “Make the hole for my head 7”x8”. Could you make the colors blood red for the entire head, with the eyes and mouth being black? That would be totally awesome.”
“Of course, this shouldn’t be too hard! It will be nice to make a new type of clothing!” She smiles, “How do you plan on seeing out of this?”
“Well, could you make the mouth a thin, black fabric? That way I could see through it.” I smile.
“That’s actually a good idea.” She jots something down in her notebook. Suddenly I make a startling revelation ; I'm fucking broke.
“Uh, Rarity. I kinda don’t have any money.” I stretch my pockets out to add to the affect, “Sorry.”
“Oh, no worries! I’ll do this as a gift; after all, you did save my little sister from the manticore.” She say, smiling gently, “Besides, I am the Element of Generosity, after all!”
“Well, you got me there. Anyways, let’s get back inside, kinda cold out here with no shirt and all. I liked this shirt too.” I make a sad face for a second.
“Well, I suppose that I could make you a shirt too. Would you like that logo on the new shirt?” She asks me.
“You’d make me a new shirt? You are awesome! Oh, and yeah I would like that logo, but with a few changes.”
I whisper the changes I want made into Rarity’s ear. She nods her head as I talk.
“You think you can do that?” I ask her.
“Of course! I am a clothing designer, after all.” She says, stating the obvious. Wow, I am pretty stupid sometimes.
“Well, let’s go back and see the others, I bet they’re waiting on us.” I say with a smile.
I have just been given a second lease on life, and it feels fucking awesome. I need to make this concert the most kick-ass thing that I’ve ever done. My god, I love my life. I love this world. I need to make the most out of my life from now on.
Yay, big chapter! Big chapter is good, I hope… Review plz! I love to see what you guys think of my chapters! Random Quote(athon): Sometimes Things Get Complicated and those Complications make me want to say FML Right This Second.