66w, 4dHuman in Equestria
Twilight returned to the basement, keeping the creature in eyesight as she put the books on a nearby pile of boxes. She started to to examine the creatures blood soaked bandage. Using her magic, she untied the bandage to see a vast amount of dried blood on the creatures arm surrounding a large cut.
"Hmm" she mumbled to herself before levitating one of the books she brought down with her "Lets see...healing spell healing spell healing spell....AH! found you!". she glanced at the page with the spell on it for a few seconds before performing said spell. Her horn started to emmit a light blue aura which started to make contact on the wound.
Except...it wasn't going according to plan
Twilight's head start to pound, she could even hear herself thing as the pain started to increase. The only sound Twilight could hear was the beats of what she assumed was the creatures heart growing faster in frequency but she could feel hers slowing down, it was if the creature was sucking the life out of her for it's own...
Ashley was sitting in his chair as he watched Joseph sleep. He could feel his heartbeat growing fast even though he was relaxed...
Joseph's eyes suddenly shot open, he looked at Ashley who was starting to cringe in pain "No...nonononono! he said before clicking his fingers and disappearing.
Ashley's muscles were contracting to try and endure the pain, his eyes felt as if they were about to explode while he could feel the blood coursing through his veins getting hotter...
Joseph appeared (as his invisible to others self) and witnessed the unicorn he saw earlier trying to endure pain as she was performing a spell on his clients vulnerable body. He walked up to Twilight and placed his index and middle fingers on both of Twilights temples as he put his forehead against hers.
Twilight's head ceased in pain, her mind was clear as the rest of her body started to shake off the pain, she could feel a presence in her mind, as if something was standing in there, watching her. Her eyes remained closed as she could see a bright red light being pictured in her mind, all she heard in a calm voice was "Stop what you are doing...the more you try to invade this creatures body, the more the pain will increase and will increase the risk of death, I will give you 2 minutes to gain your strength before you can try this spell again" and then the light disappeared in her mind.
Joseph stood back up to see Twilight using one of her hooves to rub the side of her head, still dazed from what just happened. He looked over at Ashley's body and clicked his fingers, disappearing once more.
A bright white light grew in the office and disappeared, leaving Joseph in it's place. He looked over at Ashley who was now on the floor with eyes half open, rubbing his head with both hands before slowly standing back up while using the nearby chair as support
"Different force this time, At first, it was detected it as a hostile so it was stopped from making contact with you but since I wasnt the one who detected it...I couldn't stop the pain from occuring in time, i'm deeply sorry but im allowing the force to make contact with you after I found out it was beneficial"
Ashley gave an threatening star at Joseph as anger was starting to flow through his body but it quickly subsided due to the fact he couldn't really blame Joseph as he knew that we all make mistakes.
"It's okay" replied Ashley as the pain started to go away "it's not your fault" sitting back in his chair, he closed his eyes
"Ugh..." Twilight moaned to herself as she started examine the wound again "Nothing...why wont my magic work on you the first time?" she thought out aloud, she started to take deep breathes to calm her body down from the event that just occured.
After a couple minutes of doing so, she remembered what the voice said while she was performing the spell the first time. At first she hesitated at the thought of performing the spell again, but curiosity got the better of her. She put her horn close to the wound and closed her eyes, preparing herself for the worse. The bright blue aura engulfed her horn and flowed to the creatures wound. She opened one eye cautiously to see the cut starting to go away, the cells of the damaged flesh started to repair and multiplied, healing the wound. After which the creatures skin started to cover the wound slowly.
"Thats just wierd" Twilight said to herself, she levitated the paper and quill and took note of the creature being able to block the magic first time round as well as the voice she heard while performing the spell
Celestia's sun was almost gone as the moon rose to take its place, a small amount of ponies could be seen making there ways back to there homes to sleep, Market vendors were packing up after a long day of providing their services. The sky was clear while the moon and stars glown brightly
"Ashley would love this view" Callum thought to himself before heading from the forest towards Ponyville with hand in his pocket, gripping his pistol in case things got ugly. After what felt like 10 minutes of walking, Callum arrived at the village and looked around, the moons light provided some visual of the almost deserted village streets. He decided to stick to alleyways, occasionally finding large cardboard boxes to hide under when ponies were passing him, as well as using the them to slowly get across open areas.
After about 20 minutes of stealth and miscalculations on where he was heading to, he found the large tree he saw Ashley's body be taken into earlier that day.
"Hmm" Callum thought to himself as he slowly checked the door in case it was locked. It wasnt. He slowly opened the door, trying his best to prevent it from creaking. He walked in, pressing his feet against the hard wooden floor slowly incase of loose floorboards and the fact that his combat boots would cause alot of noise if he was to walk normaly.
He looked around, the moons light barely light up the room, It was stacked with books ontop of shelves that were carved into the tree. He noticed a pair of stairs going down and a pair going up, he decided to go down the stairs with his pistol drawn.
Twilight was looking back and forth between a book titled "Creatures of Equestria" in the desperate hopes of finding out what the creature was.
Callum noticed the pony-like creature looking between a book and his friends body, he noticed his friends wound was completely healed. This raised questions in his mind but they were instantly put to the side. He HAD to save his best friend. He slowly creeped up to Twilight...
"What the hay is this thing!?" Twilight loudly complained only to feel as though something was behind her...
"The second half of you're worse nightmare" Callum whispered silently, causing Twilight to turn in horror as the grip of Callums pistol impacted the side of her head with enough force which caused her body to fall limb and hitting the ground.
"Now then" Callum smiled to himself "Lets take advantage of this shall we?" he walked up to his friends strapped down body, he put his ear next to his friends chest to hear Ashley's heart beat...
"Let's bust you outta here" he thought to himself as he started to untie the rope...