70w, 3dHuman in Equestria
Now, about this chapter. This is more or less a ‘This is what I have and I just want to get past this chapter to continue the story.’ chapter, again. I’ll be writing the next instalment of this thing right now. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the chapter, one word that I will use to describe my feelings to this chapter: Bleh...
Also, please read the huge author’s note at the bottom. It is quite important.
“Heeeeeeey!” A voice called out, one that Callum knew was Vinyl Scratch’s. Both he and the group of mares he was with had turned around to see the DJ walk up to the human with a grin while styling her signature shades as well. Being one of her fans, Rainbow was almost at her fangasm mode but Callum tapped her on the forehead with his index finger before wiggling it slightly in front of her eyes, telling her to not do what she was about to do. She gave a loud, noticeable huff.
“How’s it hangin’ Vinyl?” Callum asked as the group (including the DJ) continued their way to Neon’s.
“Not bad.” She gave a shrug “I’m still trying to get my friend to come with me to Neon’s. She happened to read your article in The Equestrian Inquirer this morning, saying that you’re obviously a myth and stuff.”
“Well that’s no good.” A mischievous grin started to take place on his face “Well...I guess I’m just going to have to show her that I’m one hundred percent real.”
“Gotta ask Ash.” Callum replied “He’s quickly gone to Twilight’s to send off our weapons to the princesses. We thought it would be better to let them two look after them than rather losing them or possibly being stolen from us.”
“Why?” Vinyl asked with a smirk “Planning on getting wasted tonight?” the human replied with a nod “Heh. That should be fun to watch.”
The group had arrived at the club about a couple minutes or so later. Ashley however, was nowhere to be seen yet. Walking in, there was a huge crowd that cheered for Vinyl when they saw her. Vinyl said her goodbye since she will most likely be too busy to even talk to the human, let alone with any of the ponies he was with.
Callum had looked over to the bar, seeing Neon and another pony who he pinned down as the new help. The same pony met her eyes with his with bewilderment. She wasn’t expecting him to walk into the club that night. She heard news about the human but thought it was all a lie. Callum, Applejack and Pinkie Pie made their way to the bar while the rest of the group went to find a secluded booth in one of the corners of the night club.
“Oh hey Cal.” Neon greeted the human with a smile as she used her magic to clean a glass with a clean dish towel “What can I get you?”
Rubbing his hands together, he looked at the various bottles of liquor behind the mare. Knowing what they had already since he worked behind the bar last night, he wanted to pretty much try everything and who could blame him? With slogans on the bottles saying things such as “The drink of stallions!” and “The strongest of them all, the ruler of all whiskey: Celestial flare.”
That whiskey was the one he wanted to try the most, even though he wasn’t one for things that burned on the way down. That was more in Ashley’s jurisdiction, Callum just stuck to sweet things but it wouldn’t mean he couldn’t gulp down stuff like that, it only needed to be mixed with something simple, such as cola or fruit juice and he would consume it.
“I’m still deciding...” Callum mumbled, turning to Applejack and Pinkie “What are you two getting?”
“Ah’ll go fer some good ol’ fashioned cider fer now.” Applejack smiled towards Neon “Still a tad bit early fer the harder stuff.”
“I want a liquid rainboom!” Pinkie cheered, pumping her hoof into the air for a quick moment.
“Guess I’ll go for the same as Pinkie.” Callum said with a slight shrug. Neon nodded and went to prepare their drinks. The other barmare however decided to spark up a quick conversation with one of Equestria’s new humans.
“How can I help ya?” Callum asked with a raised eyebrow at the barmare. Examining her details, she had a light blue mane, the same colour as the sky. Her eyes were a soft misty dark blue which went with her vanilla coloured coat. Her mane was straight, brushing over one of her eyes, hiding half of it. She wore an apron and Callum noticed that she too, was a unicorn. He guessed they made a good bar workers since they didn’t have to use their hooves for more delicate tasks. He couldn’t see her cutie mark from his angle and it would be rude to lean to side just to get a glimpse. She would probably think that the human was checking her out...
“Oh...” The mare shook her head to break free from staring at the creature before her “Sorry.” She smiled sheepishly “I couldn’t help but stare at you...”
“Too easy.” Callum said flatly with a smirk. Pinkie, Applejack and the barmare shot him puzzled looks but then again, Pinkie’s had a bit more amusement behind it. Applejack was still trying to figure what the human meant by those two words.
“*sigh* It would have been too easy to make that awkward.” Callum’s smirk revealed a glimpse of his white teeth.
“Well Ah’ll be.” Applejack said, giving a playful nudge to Callum’s arm with her hoof “Callum’s starting to stop jokin’ about that kinda thing.”
His eyes slightly widened at the earth pony’s words. He just turned down a moment to make things awkward...
This will not go unhindered!
“Maybe A.J.” Callum said “But who said I was joking about with all the stuff I’ve said before?” He leaned towards her a little “If I recall...” He pointed his index finger at Applejack, prodding her in the chest a couple times with it “You like bondage...”
“Worth it.” Callum laughed, Pinkie was giggling in the background. Neon quickly turned her head when she heard the loud smack, seeing the human rubbing the back of his head with his hand, sitting next to Applejack who was gritting her teeth. She chuckled to herself as she continued to make their order.
“And here Ah was, thinking that y’all were capable of change.” Applejack mumbled angrily towards the human. She didn’t regret giving him a piece of her mind, knowing that he is capable of tolerating more than a simple smack around the head. Besides, he brought it onto himself.
“Hey hey hey!” Pinkie intervened “We don’t need this kind of stuff to happen! We’re here to have fun!” She frowned slightly at Callum “You shouldn’t say things like that Callum. It isn’t very nice.” A small smirk grew on Applejack’s face but quickly disappeared when Pinkie looked over to the orange mare “And you shouldn’t hit Callum around the head so much! It could make him worse than he already is!” She said with a light snicker.
“I can get worse?” Callum asked. Both mares nodded. Even the new barmare and Neon who was eavesdropping on their conversation had nodded as well. The black unicorn was done with their order and placed the drinks on the counter in front of the human and two earth ponies. Callum lifted his glass to take a sip “Challenge accepted.” He pulled out a gold coin and slid it across the counter “Is this enough?”
The new barmare nodded, gripping the coin in her magic. “That was all six bits, want anything else?”
“Meh, keep a tab open for me.” Callum replied, taking another sip of his multicoloured drink “I’ll most likely be paying for more drinks anyway and I don’t want to fumble around with coins later...” He produced the rest of his gold coins “This will probably do me and Ash for a while.” Neon’s magic took the coins and placed them in a nearby safe under the bar. She took a notepad nearby alongside with a pencil and wrote Callum’s name with the amount of money next to it. She could then mark off some bits for every drink the human ordered and pay him his change when he wanted her to.
“Ya sure y’all don’t want me to pay for mahself?” Applejack asked, wrapping her left fore-hoof around her glass of cider. Callum gave her a nod, she smiled in return “Well, thank ya kindly Callum.” She took her first sip of the warm crispy cider. She let out a refreshed sigh when she finished swallowing. It wasn’t as great as Apple family cider but it was still pretty good.
“Thanks Cal!” Pinkie cheered happily as she consumed the entire drink within a couple of seconds. This grabbed a look of sheer amazement from Callum, knowing that she will be a worthy opponent for a drinking game.
“So how’s everypony doin’ tonight?” Vinyl said down the microphone, grabbing a loud cheer from the crowd.
“I said. How is everypony doin’ tonight!?” The white unicorn DJ yelled down the microphone, getting an even louder cheer from the crowd. A sly grin emerged on her face. This is what she loved, hearing everypony chant out her name before she got to work.
Clearing her throat, she reduced her volume “Now, before I get started.” She looked towards the bar, seeing Callum talking to the new barmare “Cal, get up here!”
“One sec.” Callum chugged his drink, slamming his glass onto the counter before going up to the stage. Some of the crowd let out a gasp of amusement when they saw him approach the stage. He could hear their whispers, most being pinpointing that he must be one of the humans.
“What do ya need Vi?” He said, his voice was slightly amplified from the nearby microphone for everyone to hear.
“Has Ash turned up yet?” She asked, raising an eyebrow.
“Nnnnnn-“ Callum cut himself off when he noticed his friend was leaning on the club’s entrance door frame, arms folded with a smug grin plastered on his face “Never mind.” Callum gestured for his pal to join him on the stage. Members of the crowd turned around to see the human walk up to the stage.
“How can I be of service?” Ashley asked, using a slightly posh voice once he took his place next to Vinyl.
“Do you have that uuhhhh...MP3?” Ashley nodded to confirm her question, pulling out the device from his pocket, waving it in front of the unicorn’s eyes. Ponies wondered what was going on but they saw the DJ’s toothy grin grow wider and wider. Vinyl turned to the microphone to speak to the crowd “Now here’s how it’s going to go down. This here MP3 contains music from another world and luckily for me, Ash has agreed to let me play a song for all of ya. Don’t worry ponies, it will be epic.”
The crowd became easily excited from hearing the news. Ashley let Vinyl take hold of his MP3 with her magic.
“Vinyl...” Ashley lowered himself to her level and whispered into her ear “How are you going to amplify the song to the crowd since your species lack computers?”
With a smile, she pat the human on the head “Don’t you worry about a thing. Just tell me how you got the song to play and leave the rest to me.”
Shrugging it off, Ashley turned on the device, scrolling to the same song that Callum shown the DJ the night before. Once selected, he gave Vinyl a nod before she used her magic to levitate it in front of her. She plugged in the earphones into the device and her ears. She begun to listen to the song’s intro, her horn began to glow wildly. Both humans noticed that her DJ set and the huge speakers that were accompanying it also shared the same glow as the DJ’s horn.
Of course... The humans thought to themselves Magic.
Immediately, the song began to play through the speakers. Ponies watched as Vinyl began to bop her head to the beat, taking the hint to start dancing. They found the alien music to be quite exhilarating, some ponies had glow sticks around their necks, and some would sway them around to make colourful light shows which looked quite amazing from the human’s perspectives.
In the centre of the crowd, Pinkie Pie was dancing around the entire floor, letting the music take her. Both humans laughed at her dancing, for a pony, she was doing pretty well. But then again, Ashley didn’t really know how ponies could dance, Callum was able to witness the sight the night before when he worked at the bar.
“Hey Ash.” Callum began to walk of the stage “What do ya want to drink? I’ll buy.”
Rubbing his chin with his right hand, he took a moment of silence to make his decision “Gimme a bottle of the strongest thing they have here.” He accompanied his reply with sly grin, turning back to Vinyl who was clearly enjoying the song. Since she was a pretty cool unicorn, he wondered if he could show her another song, but not right now as he wanted to keep it a surprise for her. The song had to be club worthy, but since he was a more a fan of rock, he guessed that Callum would be more ideal in choosing to show the unicorn yet again.
Callum took note of what his pal requested, a whole frigging bottle. Selfish but then again, Ashley had been through a lot more in Equestria than Callum has so he dismissed the thought of his friend being selfish. Callum walked up to the booth in the corner where Twilight, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy had seated themselves. Noticing the human approaching them, they all gave him a smile to which he returned. The song that Callum had shown Vinyl was still being blasted by the humongous speaker system the club had. It took the human a while to dodge the dancing ponies, but, being taller had its advantage, allowing him to see open gaps and he was more noticeable by the crowd.
“So what do you girls want?” The human asked the group of mares that were accompanying him that night.
“I’ll...Of...” The music was way too loud for the human to hear Twilight’s voice. He leant over the table and put his ear much closer to her muzzle. The lavender unicorn gave a the human a puzzled look but dismissed it as soon as she realized that it was too loud for the human to hear her. Repeating herself with a slightly louder, clearer tone “I’ll have a glass of cider.”
The human gave a swift nod before looking towards the other three mares in his presence. The music proved too loud so it came to the point of the human trying to lip read what they wanted. Rarity went on about some kind of wine, Callum heard the word Rosemary, or was it Merlot? It doesn’t matter, wine is wine and that’s all it should be. He sort of guessed that she would want something like that, it was Rarity of course. Rainbow Dash was the only one capable of being loud enough for the human to hear, asking for a Liquid Rainboom, as well as telling the human that it was for her so he wouldn’t have to pay for it, y’know, since she did help invent it after all. When it came to Fluttershy however, this was the very source of difficulty. Not only is her normal voice incredibly quiet, which is easily covered up by someone else’s voice, but it didn’t help with the blaring music in the background. Lip reading was futile since she hid part of her face behind her mane. It came to the point of the human becoming fed up that he had to manually move her mane out of her face to read her lips. Something about a glass of lemonade, or something like that, it was a shame that she wanted something non-alcoholic but who was he to judge the mare’s choice?
“Gather round mares and stallions!” Vinyl said into the microphone. She turned down the music to the point that everypony could speak to each other without having to raise their voices. The DJ was styling a smirk as she continued on “We’ve got a showdown!” She practically yelled into the microphone, pointing her left forehoof at the two humans at a table, accompanied with Pinkie, Rainbow and Applejack, all eager to start.
The crowd looked over to the small group and cheered. Neon was standing in front of the table where the humans sat, facing the crowd.
“Alright, settle down everypony.” The barmare began, waiting for the crowd to settle down before continuing “We haven’t had a showdown for a long time and I know that I speak for us all when it comes to wanting to see how well the humans with compete.”
“Aye!” Callum exclaimed with a toothy grin. Ashley somehow acquired a top hat from a mare on her hen night, all he had to do was pose in a picture for her and he received the accessory, a fair trade. “Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?”
Neon laughed, shaking her head slightly “Settle down Cal. There’s only one rule.” Both humans cocked an eyebrow at the unicorn “Pass out or leave the table and it’s game over for you. You can call quits whenever you want.”
The new barmare, or as Ashley was capable of finding out, Sprits, had lugged over glasses of Liquid Rainboom with her magic. Neon decided to help carry half of the number with her magic to speed things up a little. They set them down onto the table, some of the glasses had clinked against each other but there were no spillages. Pinkie was already drooling slightly at the sight, Rainbow was eager to begin, showing her enthusiasm by rubbing her forehooves together. Applejack cracker her neck with the look of sheer determination on her face, Ashley’s eyes were half open, making him look bored while Callum was already holding onto one of the glasses, taking a look at the drink before him.
“On your mark.” Neon said. The crowd held onto her words. The contestants leant towards the drinks slightly, all except Ashley. Truth be told, it took Callum the whole hour of convincing to get his best friend to partake in the event.
“Get set.” The ponies wrapped a hoof around a glass each, smiles on their faces.
“GO!” Both the crowd and Neon shouted, the contestants were off like a gunshot. Applejack and Rainbow Dash were gulping down their drinks as fast as they can, taking breaks to have a quick breath. Callum was chugging down his first drink like it was nothing, Ashley took a sip of his and became intrigued in the citrusy flavour.
This stuff ain’t half bad. He began chugging his down at a faster rate than Callum, Pinkie was tying with the black haired human easily.
The crowd was astonished by the speed that Ashley tore through his drinks. Pinkie had just began her last one, Callum was half way through his fourth, Applejack and Rainbow Dash were beginning their third. Everyone stopped drinking and shot a look at Ashley in surprise.
He just beat Pinkie Pie, an incredible feat to which no one had achieved, until that night.
“What?” Ashley asked with a smirk “It was citrusy. Ah ain’t explaining shit.” He placed his hands behind his head and leaned back on his chair, looking quite smug. The others quickly went back into the contest almost immediately. Pinkie had finished second with a loud ‘wheeeew!’ which grabbed a few laughs from the crowd and Vinyl. Callum finished a close third, followed by Rainbow Dash and finally Applejack.
“I thought this would be a challenge?” Ashley asked “That stuff was weak as hell. Give us some of that Celestial Flare stuff instead, that’ll make things interesting.”
“Whoa whoa whoa.” Rainbow interjected “Now, I’m all for strong drinks, but that is just crazy!”
“What’s the matter Dash?” Callum teased, folding his arms on the table “Are ya chicken? Can’t handle playing with the big dogs?”
“WOOF WOOF WOOF!” Both humans barked loudly before they went into a fit of laughter, receiving a look of sheer determination from the cyan Pegasus.
“You’re on!” Rainbow Dash emphasised her agreement with a hard smash of her hoof onto the table.
** 10:21 PM **
“Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!” The crowd cheered along. The contest was a close one with the humans in the lead. Ashley was able to get a taste of the so called ‘strongest drink they served’ earlier that night. It was very similar to vodka on earth but with about ninety percent of the alcohol, although, it did burn the throats of the contestants when they drank it. Applejack had called it quits after her third shot of the whiskey. As it turned out, alcohol affects ponies more drastically than a human.
Even though she called it quits, she was easily titled ‘drunk’, a success in Callum’s eyes. Rarity and Twilight were a little tipsy from their drinks while Fluttershy was the only one who didn’t have anything and stuck to beverages like fruit juice.
“Gaaaahhh...” Rainbow exclaimed after consuming her fifth shot. She was finding it incredibly difficult to force the burning liquid down her throat, “No more-sh.” She slurred, looks like she was the second to fall under the drunken title of defeat.
“You feeling anything yet Ash?” Callum asked, examining the empty shot glass in his hand.
“Fuck you.” Ashley spat with a smile, slamming the bottle of Celestial Flare onto the table. Callum shook his head, smiling as he poured himself another shot.
Yep. Callum thought to himself He’s drunk. After all, Ashley was in the lead with one and a half bottles consumed. Callum was just a little bit behind while Pinkie was at two but even she was showing affects of being under the influence. Her usual zippiness had came down a tad, her words were slightly slurred (more noticeable when she would try to say a large sentence without stopping for a breather.) and her left eyelid was closed a teeny bit.
“Y’all are wimps.” Callum said smugly, grimacing from another mouthful of the whiskey as it went down his throat.
“Fuck off.” Ashley playfully shoved his pal in the arm before taking another sip of his bottle, alongside with the inevitable recoil of the burn, after which he smiled “Y’all just jealous because yer not feeling anything yet.”
“Actually. I’m feeling the buzz right now.” Callum corrected his friend, shooting him a smirk “But I’ll be there soon mate.”
** Time: 10:56PM **
Pinkie had called it quits after she couldn’t handle the taste anymore. She needed something sweet so she left the table to get another Liquid Rainboom. Of course, on her way to the bar, she wobbled a bit. Since she broke the rule of the game, she was disqualified but she admitted that the game was fun. The crowd had shrunk in size, but, that didn’t mean the ponies left the building. Instead, they went back to dancing or ordering drinks which meant that Neon and Sprits had to go back to the bar. Only Callum and Ashley remained. Applejack and Rainbow were watching the humans with peaked interest, as were Fluttershy, Twilight and Rarity.
“Come on Assshhh.” Rainbow giggled while struggling to walk next to the human, but managed to do so in the end. She stood up on her hind legs, leaning her upper body on Ashley’s side for balance “You can do thish.”
“Ah know Ah can.” Ashley said, as it turned out, he really favoured on the southern accent when he was in his drunken state “Ah ain’t gonna lose to some ass pirate.”
“Hey Ash.” Callum said flatly, turning his head to his friend. Ashley raised an eyebrow at him, Callum took in a large breath...
“Do you want, ‘cause a pirate is free!” Callum began to sing, his words were slightly slurred but were still very clear.
“You are a pirate!” Ashley began to sing as well, grabbing weird looks from Rainbow, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy and Twilight. Rainbow however, was trying to suppress going into a giggling fit, as was Applejack
“Yar har, fiddle di dee.” Callum continued the song, waving his bottle of Celestial Flare into the air, grinning from ear to ear.
“Being a pirate is alright to be.”
“Do what you want ‘cause a pirate is free.”
“YOU ARE A PIRATE!” Ashley wrapped his right arm over Callum’s shoulder, both humans were too busy laughing at themselves, the group of mares accompanying them couldn’t help but join in.
“Wait...” Callum turned slightly more serious once his laughter calmed down “Do you remember the rest of the song?” Ashley shook his head in disagreement “Fair do’s.” Shrugging, Callum took another mouthful of Celestial Flare, the burning sensation kept on varying its severity with every mouthful, but nevertheless, they still burned on the way down.
“So how’s everyone doin’?” Callum asked. He pointed his index towards Ashley “You’re drunk.”
“Ah’m not drunk, Ah just have coordination problems.” Ashley sniggered.
Callum moved his index finger towards Applejack, who was trying hard to keep herself up straight. “You’re drunk.”
“Ah’m not *hic* drunk.” She slammed her hoof onto the table... Well, that was what she was hoping for, but instead she had missed the table completely and dived straight towards the ground.
“I think shumpony has had enough for *hic* one night.” Twilight drunkenly giggled, her words were hardly even understandable. Both humans wondered how many drinks she has had already since they didn’t see her drink much, then again, they were too busy focusing on their little competition earlier. The same could be said about Rarity.
Callum shrugged, pointing towards Rainbow Dash who hadn’t left Ashley’s side the entire time. She would keep leaning on him every so often. Everyone, including Ashley, thought that she was just using him for balance.
“You’re completely off your face, like A.J.” Callum stated. Rainbow Dash wasn’t even paying attention to the human, but was instead focusing on Ashley more, rubbing her cheek against his arm. Perfect. Callum thought to himself.
“Y’know Rainbow.” Callum snapped his fingers in front of the mare’s face, grabbing half of her attention “If I was to investigate your body language right now, you’re currently staying near Ashley so that he can’t run away when you drag his ass into bed tonight.” He accompanied the sentence with a wink and a cheeky grin.
“...Wha-?” Was the only sound that left Rainbows lips, it took a few seconds for her brain to process what Callum said.
Ding. Realization hit her hard in the face, as did the heat rising to her cheeks. She couldn’t muster a response to Callum’s sentence, if she could, it would be in disgust. But then again, she started to remember the mixed feelings she had towards the human. Her answer was taking too long so Ashley interjected.
“Cal, y’all know that Ah’m dating Grey now.”
“Last time I checked.” Callum playfully poked his friend in the arm, with a smirk “To be dating someone, you have to take them on a date first.”
“Ooooooo!” Applejack, Rarity (who was also drunk) and Twilight teased.
“He has *hic* got you there, Ashley.” Twilight chuckled.
“Ah don’t shee why they don’t.” Applejack teased with a mischievous smirk once she set herself back onto her chair “Y’all two sheem to be reeeeeeeaaaal close to be friendssh.”
“Ah-hahahaha, no.” Ashley faked the laughter, turning dead serious “Callum seems to be with ya a lot A.J.” He put his elbows on the table, hands supporting his chin as a smile emerged “So the same can be said with ya and him goin’ at it like animals, maybe throw in a rope as well. Word on the street is that y’all like that sorta thang.”
Even though he was playing around, Applejack was seething with anger. Her teeth were gritting against each other, one would thing she was starting to file them into a powder with how hard she was rubbing them against one another. Her eyes were practically screaming “I will beat you with your own detached limbs until you die.” The mare was ready to leap over the table to strangle the human but it wasn’t long until Rainbow Dash smacked Ashley around the back of his head with a frown on her face.
“What they do ish their businessh.” She spoke with a dead serious tone before going into a giggling fit. Ashley rubbed the back of his head where the cyan Pegasus smacked him, her hoof did make it hurt a lot.
“Thanksh fer that R.D.” Applejack drunkenly smiled, a brief warm chuckle had escaped her mouth at the Pegasus’ attack on the human. Once her laughter ceased, she turned to the human with a frown “Mah mind still thinksh that y’all are way too close to be nothin’ but friends.”
“I would have to shay the *hic* same thing, darling.” Rarity seemed to a bit wasted, not as much as Rainbow Dash or Applejack but drunk nonetheless. Callum smiled to himself, saying in his mind that the night was a success except for Fluttershy, but, he wasn’t going to force the canary yellow Pegasus to do something she didn’t want to.
“When da fuck did this turn into an intervention or somethin’ like that?” Ashley asked, his tone was one of amusement “Ah don’t know about Rainbow havin’ any feelin’s for me, she’s a good friend y’know?”
Ouch… Callum thought to himself, he flinched a very, very small amount. Right into the friend-zone. Way to go Ash...
Callum noticed the slight look of sadness that swept over Rainbow Dash’s face. From his angle, Ashley couldn’t see the damage he had done with that one sentence on the mare.
A good friend... Rainbow thought to herself, knowing that the very words would plague her. What if she didn’t want to be just friends? Why didn’t she act on her emotions when the human carried her to Fluttershy’s after their race? Then again, she wasn’t too sure back then. She knew that Ashley tried his best not to keep her upset and was a good friend to her, even if they did start their friendship with a powerful hit to the human’s crotch. Her mind didn’t change about the way she felt towards him, and she couldn’t see it changing in the near future.
She would have to think about it more. Realizing the looks she was getting from Callum. She put on a fake smile but her eyes still revealed her disheartened state. Looking over towards Callum, she saw him nudge his head towards the door, his eyes switching from the door to the Pegasus, gesturing that he wanted to talk to her outside.
“Well.” Ashley slid Rainbow Dash off himself carefully, making sure she didn’t lose balance. He wobbled a bit when he stood up straight. “Ah’m gonna go see Vinyl, maybe get a drink afterwards.” He began to make his way through the half drunken crowd of dancing ponies towards the white unicorn that was bopping her head to the beat of the techno song which was filling the room at that moment.
Everyone around the table was quiet, Callum was the only one staring at the cyan Pegasus who watched Ashley walk away. The silence was riddled with awkwardness but that didn’t stop them from acting like it never happened.
“Oh, Hey Ash.” Vinyl greeted the human with a toothy smile “What can I do for ya?”
“Ah’m song and ah want you to play a drunk of mine.” He slurred cheerfully
Shaking her head with a giggle, she placed down a nearby pair of white and electric blue headphones, their brand name appeared to be ‘Electric wave’, her favourite brand due to their ability to cancel noise, brilliant sound quality and were comfortable to wear, not to mention they were the DJ’s sponsor. “Do you mean you want me to play a song?” Ashley nodded quickly but regretted it later, the dizziness struck him rapidly as he forced himself onto leaning on the nearby speaker.
“Hoof over your MP3 player and we’ll get started...” She said as she laughed at the human’s tumble.
(A/n: I’ll put a link here when I get home.)
Meanwhile across the town, a certain grey Pegasus had finally completed her latest set of work. The tedious routine of checking boxes, checking through mail, taking said mail to the correct recipients, get yelled at by those who wanted privacy. Being the weekend, everypony just wanted to go home and relax, and they were able to, unlike Grey.
She cradled a hot brew of coffee in her fore-hooves, using a small towel to wrap the mug in order to stop herself from being scalded by the incredibly hot coffee. Sure, it was late to be drinking caffeine but her body demanded the bitter flavoured concoction. She had been looking forward towards this mug all day, like every morning when she came to work.
Shockwave sat opposite the grey Pegasus, a half empty glass of iced tea with a hint of cranberry inside. He too was fatigued but he had to be awake, just in case if trouble was going to occur during the night. Some ponies and alcohol just don’t mix, he knew from experience. A faint smile ran across his face as he stared down at his beverage.
I know what ponies are capable while intoxicated... He thought to himself, his eyes widened a tiny bit as he continued But what about those two humans? Ashley alone killed a large number of diamond dogs, and even then, their fight with the other guards was brutal...
Ashley has always surpassed Callum when it comes to violence... Killing. Breaking bones, snapping off horns... This human doesn’t know how far he goes...
I have to sober him up, but I can’t let Grey Ink know. She’ll think that I don’t trust him, even though I do... To some extent.
“What’s the matter Shocky?” Grey Ink teased. She knew that only she could get away with calling him that, but that didn’t stop the unicorn stallion from giving a look of annoyance. “I can tell when something is up with you.”
“It’s nothing.” Shockwave replied flatly, taking a brief sigh before continuing. He knew that Grey would keep pestering him until she got what she wanted, one of the many things he liked about her. “Well, sort of. I’m just worried about Callum and Ash.”
“It’s just that...” He remained silence for a brief second “I wonder what Callum and Ash are like while their outta their minds on alcohol.”
“They’d be more likely not being able to manage to walk very far without falling over, being loud and obnoxious and generally, having a good time.” Grey Ink giggled “I would’ve thought you would know about that, seeing that you were similar.”
Shockwave shared a brief laugh with the pegasus
“Yeah, I guess you’re right.”
“E-excuse me sir.” A guard said from behind the captain. Turning around, Shockwave noticed it was a female guard; her coat was a light form of yellow, similar to Fluttershy’s. She seemed to be an earth pony, due to there not being a horn on her forehead and the lack of wings on her sides.
“Yes private?” The captain replied with a sense of authority “Well? Go on then.”
“...We’ve got some trouble with Callum and Ashley.”
...For Celestia sake. Both the captain and grey Pegasus hopped out of their seats, eager to see the problem.
Now, onto a very important matter. Remember what I said about there being a bonus chapter? Well, submissions are still being taken so get those questions in!
Here’s what you do:
Subject: Special chapter Q's
(Format for questions)
Character name: (You can put more than one character's name in here. E.g. = Character name: Luna and Celestia, All characters, Etc.)
Question: (Your question, or questions go here.)
(Visual aid if you don’t understand it. The questions can be about anything! The more questions, the longer the bonus chapter will be. I’ve already got some really interesting questions already but I’d like to see some more. Submissions will be closed three days after the next chapter is out (Hopefully, one these following weekdays.) and then I’ll begin working on the bonus. I’ll let you all know when submissions close.
If you need any help when it comes to asking the questions, please, feel free to contact me whenever you see fit via my PM box. I’ll be on FiM Fiction everyday so I’ll respond A.S.A.P.
Also, I’m really surprised that during the inactivity of this story, I was still managing to receive views. Last time I checked it was about 34k views and now look at it! Favourites are now 212 which, in my opinion, is a pretty staggering number and views are soon to reach 40k. This will really help motivate me towards churning out updates. I’ll be changing some of my methods for this story (Mostly how I’ll plan future chapters and the main story line but the ending will still be the same.)
I’ll just end this author’s note here since it is pretty big.