It was the middle of summer. So freaking hot that even a dip in the Nile wouldn't help.
"Isis!" my mother called. "We need more water!"
I picked up my knife and a large bucket and headed out to the freshest part of the river. I bent over the water and some sort of rift that defied the laws of time and space like the ones in my science-fiction novels opened up directly in front of me. This was a chance for the adventure I've always been looking for! Part of me had always openly believed in aliens, espers, time-travelers, parallel universes, rifts between two worlds, and everything else like that. But I also had always been a girl of reason ever since I could think and knew deep down that they didn't exist because that went against everything I had ever learned about the laws of physics. But that was all wrong. I was still a girl of reason and now wholeheartedly believed there were those things out there. Without anymore hesitation, I climbed through the mysterious rift, eager to start my adventure.
On the other side was grass. Lots and lots of grass. And six ponies and a dragon? Two unicorns, two regular ponies, and two pegasi.
"Oh my!" the white unicorn with a blue mane exclaimed. "What is that thing? The clothes it's wearing are absolutely fabulous! Fluttershy, what is it?"
"I'm not sure, Rarity," the shy-looking yellow pegusus with a pink mane admitted. "I've never seen anything like it."
They were confused, so very confused. I laid down to try to look a little less threatening.
"Twilight? Dash? Pinkie? Applejack?" the white unicorn asked.
"I say we should go ask Princess Celestia," the dragon suggested.
"How will that work? I'm not even sure if she can understand us."
"I can understand you," I said finally. "And I'm a she, not an it. I'm a human. And I'm glad you like my outfit."
"Oh, yes, I love it! Where did you get such a lovely outfit?"
"Back home in Egypt. The place I was just at. I made it myself, so I could make you one if I measured you and had the right materials. You can have this, though." I took my circlet off and placed it on the unicorn's head. "If you want it."
"Are you sure? I mean, this is yours and I could just make one myself and--"
"Don't worry. It's made of pure gold and turquoise. It's very valuable. I'd like you to have it. Would you mind introducing your friends? My name's Isis."
"Not at all. I'm Rarity, that one's Applejack," Rarity pointed to an orange earth pony with a blond mane, "that's Pinkie Pie," she pointed to a bouncing pink earth pony with a pink mane, "that's Fluttershy," she pointed to a yellow pegasus with a pink mane, "that's Twilight Sparkle," she pointed to a purple unicorn with a purple mane with magenta streaks, "and last, but not least, Rainbow Dash," she pointed to a sky blue pegasus pony with a rainbow mane. "The dragon is Spike."
"We're going to take you to Princess Celestia now," Rainbow Dash announced. "Have you ever been very high up?"
I stood up, surprised that I matched Rainbow Dash's height exactly.
I shook my head. "Never higher than my house."
"Then hop on! Get ready for the most exciting ride of your life!"
"Won't I be too heavy for you?"
"Too heavy for me? No, never!"
"Well, okay then."
"That was awesome!" I exclaimed.
"Isis, darling, take your circlet back while you meet the princess," Rarity instructed. "It'll make you prettier."
"That's okay," I replied.
"Will you just wear it for this time and this time only please?"
"I'm good, Rarity. It's okay."
The six ponies lead me to a a large room in the palace. Twilight Sparkle knocked. "It's me."
"Twilight," came the reply, "I am so sorry, but I'm very busy right now."
"It's very important, Princess. We have a huge problem."
"Okay then. But try to make it quick, please."
Twilight Sparkle opened the door. "Well, I brought a human with me today. She fell through some type of portal."
The princess just stared at me.
"Oh, sorry! It's-- I mean she's --very different from anything I've ever seen. Can you bring her back some other time when I'm not so busy?"
"Yes, of course."
The eight left the palace as Princess Celestia had requested.
"Ooh! I have an idea! Let's give Isis the grand tour of Ponyville!"
Spike nodded. "Good idea."
And so the grand tour began.
Author's notes: Hope you like it! I'm not the best at coming up with long chapters...Whatever. I honestly do wholeheartedly believe those things. Time-travelers, espers, aliens, rips in the fabric of space and time, other dimensions, and all that stuff. An imbalance of negative and positive energy between two dimensions would honestly result in a rift between the two that would last either until some force of magic made it close (that wouldn't last very long though) or the imbalance was fixed. I do believe rifts like this have opened up. Take the Burmuta Triangle for example. Rifts must appear much more often there. The people who got sucked in have never returned because the imbalance fixed itself and trapped them in the other world, they fixed it and decided to stay there, saw it was closing but decided to stay, tried to fix it and accidentally got trapped inside the void between the dimensions, or got out and drowned. Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Burmuta Triangle, too, I do believe. One of those six things happened to her. Anyway, black holes, too. They're rifts in outer space leading to other worlds, too.