After a few days of trying to figure out how to find Torrie (with him laughing at me the whole way,) it was finally time. I paced back and forth, wearing a tux that Rarity had made for me. Omnius had offered to do the vows, and I happily accepted. But of course, I was nervous. Zephyr, who was my Best Stallion, was trying to reassure me.
"Well, you love her, don't you?"
"Yes, and I'm willing to make this commitment, Zeph, I'm just naturally nervous. It's just one of those things you know you can do but you get freaked out anyways. And plus, I've got Torrentican, who could jump into my head at any time..."
"What?" He raised an eyebrow at me.
"Nothing. Another story for another day. For now, I think I had better just focus on the task at hand..."
I took a few deep breaths, and calmed down. I usually wasn't one to get so nervous, but then again, this was a pretty important day, now wasn't it?
"So... Zeph... Your wedding is going to be in a few weeks, isn't it?"
"No reason... Wouldn't it be weird if we have our honeymoons in the same place?"
"Heh, yeah, it would."
"Alright... You know, I wonder how Dashie's gonna look. She never let me see her dress..." I started to think about it, but then decided to stop.I didn't want to give Torrie ANY opportunities to ruin my good mood.
I had just managed to calm down when Omnius poked his head through the door. "You ready?"
I looked in the mirror. I had actually combed my hair for once, as I normally just wore my hat anyways. The tux was spotless, and I felt great. "Yeah, I'm ready." I walked out and stood at the end of the aisle, waiting. I eventually started getting anxious, and began tapping my foot. Then, the pony at the organ started playing. I broke out into a sweat. I can't believe how freaked out I was.
I saw Dashie round the corner, and it was the most beautiful sight I will ever behold. She had her mane combed, and she had a white veil, with a matching dress, a one of a kind made by Rarity. I could feel tears coming on.
She walked up and stood next to me, and Omnius grinned at me. Then, he started reading the vows...
"...You may kiss the bride."
Dashie threw herself at me, and we locked lips. Then, it was official. We were hitched, and I was as happy as could be. As soon as we kissed, everypony in the crowd just cheered. As soon as we broke the kiss, we just smiled at each other. But then, the worst possible thing happened.
"Awww... How touching. Blech..."
I told Dashie I would be back, and went to the bathroom. I locked the door, and sat down. "Torrentican, please, just get out of my head for this one day..."
"But I want to see what you and 'Dashie' plan on doing later..." The image of him in my head got an evil, sadistic grin, and I realized what he meant. My face turned a deep red.
"NO! THAT JUST AIN'T RIGHT MAN! Jeez, I know you're The Eternal Traveler of Evil, but WOW. That's just sick and low, even for you."
"Oh, but it isn't low, it's just fun."
"You're sick. At first I thought you were just evil, but you're sick."
"Oh boo-hoo, at least I'm not a little do-gooder like you and Omnius."
I snickered at that. "You say that like it's a bad thing. At least I don't watch people while they do it. I think I'll call you Tom from now on..."
"Why is that?"
"Because you like to peep."
"Oh ha-ha. Clever..."
"You know, you're being friendly with me again."
A minute of silence, and I knew he had given up. He tried to ruin my wedding, but no dice. I stood up, satisfied. I opened the door, and saw the edge of a blue jacket swish around the corner.
"Oh no..." Boy was it good to hear my own voice in my head.
I rounded the corner, and saw Omnius standing there. He tried not to look at me. He had been eavesdropping. He must have walked by the bathroom and heard me talking to Torrentican. I didn't say anything to him. I just turned to walk away.
I just kept walking.
"Who were you talking to?"
"Just ignore him, Kyle... you don't need this right now..." Sometimes I think to myself in the third person. I remembered Trixie.
"Answer me dude!"
I spun on me heels and gave him a piercing glare. "Nopony. Nopony at all. I don't need anymore stress today. So just LAY. OFF."
Omnius looked taken aback. I felt bad for getting angry at my friend, but I just wanted to enjoy the rest of my wedding day. I tried to just walk away, but I felt guilty. I turned back around, and Omnius was still there.
"Alright, I'll tell you... Torrentican is in my head."
Omnius raised an eyebrow. "Whadd'ya mean?"
"I mean, he's in my head! Sometimes an image of him just appears in my head, and I hear him talking to me... I usually manage to outsmart him, but... He's still watching me." I looked out the window, and saw a little streak of black dart away at the last second.
"How? Shadow Stalkers?" He had a look of genuine concern on his face.
"You mean those little black foals with the yellow eyes? Then yes."
"Well... I don't know what to say..."
"Then don't say anything, Omnius. I don't need help. I'll fix this problem myself. I'm going to hunt him down, and give him the thrashing of a lifetime. I don't care if he can't die, I'll make him suffer..." I clenched my fists and teeth and closed my eyes, pure rage flowing through me.
Omnius put a hoof on my shoulder. "Listen, I know he's making you angry, but do you really think a manhunt is the best course of action? Don't you think that's what he wants? What if it's all just a big trap?"
I brushed his hoof off. "I don't care. With the things he's said and the things he's done, I can't just give up like that. I'll find him if it's the last thing I do."
Omnius just stared at me, so I stood up, and walked away.
I've had so many memories of this place, and Torrentican was trying to ruin the rest I could. That day was a prime example. He butted in on my WEDDING. I couldn't forgive him. Even though Omnius told me not to go hunting for him, I did.
I still wish I would have listened.