"Is she going to wake up?"
"Well, she should soon!"
"Wait! I think she's opening her eyes!"
Voices around Flutter Shy chattered, and she opened an eye to see to stallion pegasus standing before her. One was gray, with black mane while the other was red with an orange mane.
"Hey you alright?" The orange pegasus asked Flutter Shy.
Flutter Shy nodded.
"Who are you?" Flutter Shy asked, tipping her head to the side.
"I'm Orange Leaf, and he is Mismatch" The orange pony, Orange Leaf said. "Now who are you?"
"I'm Flutter Shy. Orange Leaf, where are we?"
Orange Leaf paused.
"What's the last thing you remember, Flutter Shy?" Orange Leaf asked, a little slowly.
"Well, I was shot with a unicorns beam of energy from her horn, and I ended up here" Flutter said, still confused how she got from Pony Ville to where ever she was.
"Well, you see... I don't know how well you are going to take this but... we are in .. the Middle World" Orange Leaf said.
"Wait, whats the Middle World?" Flutter Shy asked
"Well, it's a place where spirits go to move on to the upper world, or the lower world or to just simply re-live again" Orange Leaf explained, looking down and digging a small hole with his hoof.
"Wait, were spirits!?" Flutter said in surprise. Orange Leaf and Mismatch nodded.
"yes. Here, in the Middle World, there are groups of ponies that wanna live as spirits. The pegasus all live in a group, the earth ponies live in another and the unicorns live together" Mismatch piped up.
"Why don't you all live together in harmony?" Flutter Shy asked.
"We all lived together as flesh and blood ponies, but not here. Were enimies. End of story" Mismatched replied, flicking his tail.
"So, where do you go to restart a new life or whatever?" Flutter pressed.
"Well, theres this tree. And in the tree is a hole, where you go through. If you wanna live a new life, simply say, new life. If you wnna move on from the Middle World, say live on and depending if you've been bad or good, you will go to the under world or upper world" Orange Leaf explained.
"So what are you?" Flutter asked, giggling a bit.
"Me? I'm living here in the Middle World. I don't wanna risk moving on, because I might go to the under world, and I don't wanna start from scratch. Same with Mismatch. So, Flutter Shy, what are you going to do? Because if you wanna live in the Middle World, stay with us and we'll take you into the heard"
Flutter Shy paused.
"I'll go with you" She said, standing on to her hooves.
"Great! Now follow us!" Mismatch said, turning to trot away with Flutter Shy and Orange Leaf on his heels.
A hoof prodded Vinyl Scratch's side.
"M'what Octavia? is it breakfast? I'm starving" Vinyl said, blinking her eyes open not to find Octavia, but to see a pale green unicorn with pink mane stand before her. Vinyl scrambled to her hooves.
"Who are you? Where are we!?" Vinyl asked, taking in her surroundings. Vinyl and the other unicorn where on one of many hills, and beyond the hills laid a forest. Blue sky hung above them, and the grass lush and green beneath them.
"Well, let's say where in a place called Middle World. Anyways, I'm Minty. What's your name?" Minty said, no hint of threat in her voice, but se sounded welcoming enough for Vinyl to talk to.
"My name is Vinyl Scratch. And my stage name is DJ Pon-3" Vinyl said, with a smile spreading across her face.
Minty smiled back.
"So, Minty. Tell me, what is the Middle World?" Vinyl asked.
"Well, the Middle World is a place spirits go too, to decide wether to re-live or go to the upper world or under world. You can only go to the upper world or lower world, depending on how good or bad you've been" Minty explained.
Vinyl froze. Then it all came back to her. She died last night.
"but if you don't wanna move on yet, you can live here on the Middle World as long as you want! And guess what, you won't age! You can stay young FOREVER!" Minty said bouncing up and down.
"Where do you go if you wanna stay here?" Vinyl asked the bouncing pony.
"Well, there are three groups. One for pegasus, one for unicorn and one for earth ponies. We just stay in our breeds heard" Minty said, simply.
"Well, ok then"
"You see, we also have our areas. Unicorns have the forest, Pegasus have the skies and earth ponies take the plains, which is further down north. You could only travel through another one's are if you are traveling to the tree" Minty added.
"Yea. The place to move on"
"Ohh. Are you going to the tree?"
"Nope. I'm staying with the unicorn herd. Hey, maybe wanna stay with us? I mean, if your not going to the tree" Minty saif excitedly.
"Why not?" Vinyl said, standing up.
"Well then, follow me!" Minty said, trotting for the woods with Vinyl trailing behind her.