I groaned and rubbed my throbbing head. A yawn escaped my dry mouth and I decided today was a good day to sleep in. Too bad fate had other plans for me.
“You going to lay there all morning or are you going to get up already?” came a seemingly familiar male voice. I just couldn’t remember whose voice it was.
I groaned again and sat up, rubbing my eyes a bit. I yawned again before opening my eyes. When I did, I jumped in shock and let out a little yelp.
Sitting at my computer was Discord himself. He began to look at me like I was crazy. “Is something wrong?” he asked.
I calmed myself unsuccessfully before speaking. “You. You’re Discord. You’re in my house. Discord is in my house. My house in on Earth. Discord is on Earth. Why are you on Earth?!” I panicked slightly.
He just lightly chuckled. “I usually get that reaction from a lot of creatures.” I looked at him questioningly as I awaited for him to continue. he quickly noticed this and began to explain why he was here.
“See, I’m here because you humans are so chaotic. But not so chaotic that the ponies would try and destroy you.” He said, trying to get the gesture out of me. I was a little bit confused, however.
“What do you mean?” I asked. He sighed, sounding a tad annoyed.
“I mean that you are going to Equestria to cause some chaos for me. I’ve studied you a little bit and understand your enjoyment for pranking and causing some very delectable chaos!” He laughed at the end of his sentence and wiped away a tear.
“Whenever you’re ready, we will leave. I do understand you might hesitate, but let’s go! We’re running out of precious chaos time!” He urged.
I warily watched the crazy god of chaos as I got my butt out of bed. The bed creaked at the shifting wait and the dusty old floor of my room did aswell.
He turned back to my computer and continued to play a game he had been playing. “Celestia is waiting for us you know.” Said the patchwork god without looking away from his game.
“What are you playing anyways?” I asked as I finished getting all dressed up. My leather jacket piecing together the biker look I had goin on. That, and my shades.
“Some game called DC Universe Online.” replied discord. He grunted in frustration and glared at my computer. “Now if only I could deal with these bothersome heroes who keep getting the jump on me.” said discord angrily. I shook my head and sighed as I walked over and grabbed my laptop and put it in my backpack.
He quickly turned around and began to look me over.“Well, at least you humans have a sense of style. Unlike those blasted ponies.” He said before getting up from my computer. I grabbed my notebook and a couple pencils and lead pencils.
I ignored him and grabbed one last thing. A picture of me and my family. The chances that I was going to say farewell to my family was little to none, according to this chaos god’s impatience.“I’m ready now.”
“Finally. I thought you were going to take forever. Now come on already.” he said impatiently as he grabbed my arm and a bright flash of light nearly blinded me.
After I forcefully opened my pain filled eyes, my vision was filled with the white fluffy and warmness of a cloud. I didn't get to enjoy this though, due to my splitting headache. My body felt all tingly and my head felt like someone had been playing volleyball with my brain. I reflexively shut my eyes tightly from the immense pain.
I groaned and held my head. I almost jumped when I noticed how scaly my skin felt. My eyes shot open and the first thing I noticed was that my hand had turned into a claw. I looked around till I saw Discord sipping some glass on a cloud near me. He gave me a coy smile before throwing the chocolate milk with a mischievous grin on his face. All I heard was an explosion and a few screams.
“Um, can I get a mirror so I can see how I look?”
“Is it going to explode?”
“Can you wait and let it explode down there where I’m not?”
“I’ll consider it.”
With the snap of his fingers I was surrounded by large mirrors that looked like they belonged in Luna’s private quarters. I looked at them and was left in awe at my amazing new body. Admired my black scales, as well as my blue ones. I even played with my ears and wings for a bit.
“W-wait, why am I dragon?” I asked as I continued to familiarize myself with my new body. “Why not leave me human, or make me a pony, or-”
“Dragons, especially you, can do marvelous things. things that humans nor ponies would possibly do in years.” I nodded in understanding. “Now then, Here is a book that should help you out a bit. I must go before Celestia comes looking for me.” He said as the mirrors began to plummet to the ground. They exploded upon impact.
I heard another round of screams but decided that it's best not to even worry about it. “So, how did you get out of your stone prison this time?” I asked as I looked over the edge of the cloud. I could see craters where the mirrors had exploded.
“Simple. Celestia freed me.” He said with a smile.
“How?” I asked curiously.
“Just so long as I don’t cause too much trouble, I’m aloud to be free.”
“For how long?”
“What happens if you cause way too much trouble?”
“She’ll send me to the moon.”
“Damn, she’s playin’ hard ball this time.”
He sighed. “Yes. Unfortunately.”
I smiled. “Welp, I guess that’s fair.” I said.
“Yeah, I suppose.”
“See you around, Discord.”
“My work is never done with her.”
“Gonna go prank some ponies?”
“Mind if I join you some time?”
“Why not? I could use the company.”
Wow, he’s cooler than I thought. Definitely gonna be hanging out with him. Especially since he’s the one who brought me here in the first place.
He tossed me the book and disappeared. I blinked a couple of times before opening the dusty gem encrusted book.book. I sat down and began to read.
Hmm, dragons can breathe two types of fire. Well then, let’s try it. I took a deep breath, and blow my lungs out. I started panting, and there was no fire. I caught my breath, and tried again. I inhaled as far as I could, and-
Fwoosh! I opened my eyes to find a small fireball floating in the air in front of me until it disappeared in a ball of smoke.
Next was teleporting fire. I grabbed an old reading book from my backpack and held it in front of me. I tried to do the same thing, but ended up burning half of the book. I looked in the manual to see what was the difference. You breath on it? Well, okay. I grabbed another book, scared that I might turn the one I already have into ashes, and exhaled a quick breath on the book. Some lime fire exited my mouth and swirled around the book. The fire encased it and disappeared. I looked around.
“Where’d the book go?” It was followed by the hollow sound of something hard hitting a pony’s head, followed with a “Are you kidding me?!”
Now just needed to work on my flying. I stretched my wings and flexed them a bit. I decided it would be best to practice the motion first. That way, I hopefully wouldn't end up splattered on the ground. After about an hour of failed attempts, I noticed the cloud rise higher with each gentle flap. I couldn’t help but smile at my success.
I looked up to a cloud just a few feet above me and smiled. I stretched my wings up high before bringing them down hard, sending me far above said cloud. Wasn’t long before gravity kicked in.
“Oooohhhh fuuuuuuuuu-” I screamed, just before suddenly stopping. My skin felt all tingly as i saw that i was encased by a green aura. I was being levitated.
I looked around to see who had just saved my scaly hide, but to no avail. Whoever they were, I owed my life to them. As I continued to search in vain, I noticed the sound of buzzing coming from above me. I shit my head up to see a... oh shit. I’m so screwed.
I had been saved by a changeling. A rather large one at that. Her (or his, but I’m just going to assume its female)mane flowed freely in the wind and her eyes were shut tight as she struggled to keep me in her grasp.
She slowly lowered me to the ground before releasing her telekinetic grasp and dropping me... on my head. She quickly descended and landed in front of me. I was still a bit disoriented from being dropped on my head, but I was ok. Besides the groggy feeling and throbbing headache.
She collapsed to the ground with a thud and struggled weakly to get back up, but to no avail. I sighed deeply, know full well what was about to happen. I calmly walked on over to her, ignoring the pain in my head, and looked down at her. She weakly looked up at me, and her dazzling green eyes locked with my sapphire eyes, which seemed to sparkle when I saw them in the mirrors.
“P-Please don’t hurt me.” said the scarred changeling as she shut her eyes tight. Awaiting an attack that never came. Her voice was rather angelic and innocent. It made my heart skip a beat. Why had this terrified changeling saved me? I don’t even know where she had come from. That didn't matter really, seeing as how she had saved me and all.
I placed claw on her shoulder, causing her to flinch and tremble, before she lifted her head up to look back into my eyes. She slowly and cautiously opened her eyes and stared blankly into mine. Fear was evident in them, mixed in with curiosity.
I gave her a warm and reassuring smile and began to help her up. She used me to help keep herself stabilized by putting a foreleg around my neck. “Thanks for saving me back there,” I said as we started off into the forest. She looked at me and hesitantly let a small smile play across her face. “My names Vortex, Vortex Talon.” I stated, deciding that that would be my name while I was here.
“My name is Arachnia by the way.” said the changeling. She sounded less frightened than she had been just a few minutes ago. I felt her press herself closer to me, and noticed how warm her exoskeleton was. Not only that, but her coat was soft and silky.
An awkward silence began, making me uncomfortable and nervous. This silence lasted a good 10 minutes. Only to be smashed by the loud rumbling of our stomachs. We both sheepishly looked at each other in embarrassment with small blushes.
I laughed nervously and scratched the back of my head as I did so. “I think we should stop here and search for food.” She nodded in agreement and tried to walk on her own. She was still weak, but had regained some strength. From what, I kinda don’t know.
I helped her over to the safest looking tree nearby, and let her rest while I looked around for something to nourish our bodies. What did changelings eat anyways? Guess I should ask her.
“Hey, Arachnia,” I called out. “Yeah,” she replied. “What do changelings feed on?” I asked. She said nothing and refused to make eye contact with me. Instead, she hid behind her mane. Was it really that bad?
“Love,” she finally answered. Oh yeah, thats right, I thought. Hmm, well then, it’ll be a bit hard to find a good source of that. “I only need you to show sympathy, kindness, or any kind of affection. That would do as well.” Arachnia reassured. Trying to back it up with a smile, a very nervous one at that.
I sighed in defeat and decided it wouldn't be that bad. I strode on over to her and gave a warm friendly smile. “Um, I’m sorry, but I’m not good with emotions.” I stated sheepishly.
My words fell upon deaf ears as she got close to me and laid her head on my shoulder, a content smile on her face accompanied by a sigh of satisfaction.
“A-are you feeding off me right now?” I asked dumbly, feeling my cheeks burn from her being so close. The fact that she looked so cute while doing all this did nothing to help ease my tension.
My ear was soon filled with the faint sound of her adorable snoring. Her warm breath on my neck was driving me insane, bringing up feelings that I was quick to try and get rid of. Her mane was so soft and her warm body felt positively amazing against my cold bare skin (scales)That is, until I heard a very familiar voice come from behind the tree. Discord was there, flipping around a brown bag full of something.
“Anyways, I just stopped by to give you a little something.” He tossed the brown bag over to me. “It’s 10,000 bits.” he stated. I looked at him as if he was joking. But he looked completely serious.
“What is this for?” I asked, cocking a brow. He shook his head and sighed. “What, do you plan on living in the forest or something?” he replied, laughing to himself at the idea.
At this, Arachnia spoke up. “I live here in the forest. He can stay with me for as long as he likes. I do not mind.” She said with a mischievous smile, not removing her head from my shoulder.
Discord looked at her as if she was crazy, then grinned madly. “Well, well, well, Looks like you’ve already got a fangirl.” He slithered up to me with a paw behind his back.
“I’ve got one last thing for you, then I’m gone for at least the morning. I’ll be back later on this afternoon to check on you.” He looked dead into my eyes and grinned mischievously.
He tossed me a blue, glowing crystal orb. “You’ll find out what it does later. For now,” He pointed into a seemingly random direction, but made sure it was in the nearby forest. “Go ahead and get settled in to your new home.”
I curiously eyed the orb with great suspicion, but decided that I was not in any danger....I think. After placing it in my bag reluctantly, with the fear it was going to detonate, I looked to Arachnia and smiled.
“So Arachnia, how far away is your home, anyways?” I asked.
“Well, there’s this abandoned castle in nearby. Thats where I live.” she answered.
I smiled at this. There was only one abandoned castle in the everfree, and that castle wasn't that far from ponyville either.
“So then, we should probably get going while it's still early. That way, we’ll have less chance of running into anything.” She nodded in agreement with a cheerful smile.
“I can just teleport us there. Thanks to you, I think I’ve got enough power to do so.” she said cheerfully.
With a quick teleportation spell (that feels so weird.), we were at the front door to the castle.
I looked around to find Discord after gawking at the castle for a few moments, but couldn't find him anywhere. Guess he left already.
I looked back towards the castle, eager to get inside and explore it. I looked to Arachnia with a pinkie sized smile. She looked back with a rather different expression. One that I couldn't quite place. It made me feel a strange urge to kiss her and.... not going to do that. I’m not going to hit on her like she some random floozy. We’ll be friends and nothing more.
I snapped out of my train of thought as Arachnia grabbed my claw and dragged me inside. “Come on, I’ll show you where you’ll be sleeping.”
I chuckled at how eager she was to show me around already. My eyes began to wonder, until they accidentally landed on her flank. I felt my cheeks burn as I found it hard to tear my eyes away from her perfectly shaped flank. My heart even began to race, feeling as if it wanted to burst out my chest. I broke out of the concentration when my reflexes decided to slap myself in the face.
After only a few minutes, we finally made it to wherever it was she was taking me. She pushed opened the door and dragged me inside. I looked around in awe as I looked around the large room, making my way over to the bed.
As I looked around, Arachnia closed the door and grinned mischievously at me from behind.
I flopped down on the bed and sighed as I let myself relax. Arachnia climbed into the bed with me and wrapped her hooves around me and used my chest as a pillow. I couldn't help but chuckle at her and blush lightly.
It was still really early, and I had so much to see and do. But that could wait. FIrst things first: take care of my new friend.
I sighed contently with a grin as her cute snoring filled the room. It was like a lullaby for me, only, instead of falling to sleep, I found myself just laying there eyeing her. In that moment, life was great.