"...Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle," said faithful student finished after explaining the situation to Spike.
"Done and... done," Spike said as he dotted the parchment. "Want me to read it over?"
"Not this time," she shook her head, and instantly the piece of paper went up in a green flame. She turned around and saw Michael and Ray's eyes glazed over with excitement. "Are you two okay?"
"That was way cooler than I expected," Michael said happily, holding up his fist to Ray.
"I know!" he laughed, hitting Michael's fist with his own.
"Oookaaay," Twilight said, shifting her eyes to the other three. "Now, I'm not sure when Celestia will reply to that letter, but when she does, you need to treat her with-" Twilight began, and the five guys were instantly enveloped in a golden flash. Twilight shielded her eyes, shocked by the sudden burst of light, and when she looked back up the guys were gone. "-respect."
"She's going to kill us!" Geoff yelled when he felt himself lifted off the ground by a strange force, knowing he was no longer where he was standing several seconds ago. "Run for your lives!"
"Why does that sound so familiar?" Michael asked jokingly, but his voice was anything but joyful.
The light, amber fog soon settled and the five very confused men quickly took in their surroundings. They were in a large room, possibly forty feet tall. The walls had many stained glass windows, with a column that reached the ceiling on either side of each one. They looked down and saw they were standing on a light red carpet. On one end of the carpet, there was a doorway, and on the other was many things. They instantly noticed a pair of stallions, eyeing them cautiously. Behind them was a ramp that led to a fountain that poured off the side. And there was another ramp atop the fountain that led to a throne, where a large, white, winged unicorn sat, hair flowing regally, giving the sensation that there was a breeze, but there were none. The pony and the men stared at each other for a good few minutes, waiting for the other party to speak.
"Princess Celestia," Michael stuttered. He knew she was nice, but her position gave her the look of a ruthless leader, looking down upon them.
"You know who I am," she said with a curt nod, smile at the corners of her mouth. "This is good."
"Yeah. So what's with her hair?" Geoff asked curiously, almost hypnotized by the way it flicked about.
"Dude, she's magic, she doesn't have to explain jack shit!" Michael snapped, not wanting Geoff to offend the ruler of the day.
"Explain me what?" Jack asked, turning to Michael.
"I wasn't talking about you."
"But you said my name." Jack said quietly, raising an eyebrow to Michael.
"I know, but-"
"Peace," Celestia said, and though she said it quietly, it sounded as if she the whole world could have heard it. "I would appreciate it if you held your hostilities at bay. What are your names?"
"My name is Michael."
"My name is Gavin."
"And I'm Geoff."
"It is a pleasure to meet you all," Celestia said, bowing her head. "Now, it is to my understanding that Twilight summoned you here?"
"Yeah, it looks like she promised the other five that she'd help them do some stuff, then she ended up dragging us here." Ray shrugged helplessly.
"Twilight always did take her lessons seriously," she said with a small, friendly smile. "What I don't understand is how she brought you here. Twilight isn't one to mistake one spell for another, especially seeing as it's her special talent, and she wouldn't knowingly summon strangers from other worlds."
"Yeah, a lot of people from where we're from seem to think she can though..." Michael sighed, rubbing the back of his neck.
"Dude," Ray hissed, hitting Michael in the gut.
"Ray, what the fuck?" Michael yelled, clutching onto his ribs. "What did you do that for?"
"You know of Twilight Sparkle?" Celestia asked before Ray could answer, eyes growing wide with intrigue. "Tell me how you know about her."
"We were sitting down, making a video," Gavin said, trying to explain in his own words. "Then, out of nowhere, some purple lightning happened, then some rainbow lightning happened, then we-"
"For the last time, it wasn't lightning, Gavin!" Michael bellowed.
"Then what was it?" he asked.
"Well that's just a load of gaff."
"It's not gaff. You heard Twilight," Michael groaned, rubbing his forehead.
"Do you guys think it's gaff?" Gavin asked, turning to the others.
"Sounds pretty gaffy to me," Geoff shrugged.
"Yeah, I was going to say..." Jack sighed.
"You tried to wake yourself up and you couldn't, what more proof do you need?" Michael asked, waving his hands at Celestia, then realized he hadn't answered her question. "Anyways, that's how we know her. She brought us here and she told us her name."
"I cannot read minds, but I know when one is lying. I would appreciate the whole truth," she said, narrowing her eyes at Michael.
"Are you sure?" Ray asked when Michael turned away. "I mean, this sort of thing seems like it wouldn't go over so well."
"I've been alive for a long time, and I have heard many things," she said modestly. "Little would phase me."
"You say that now, but-"
"While time isn't of the essence, I would rather you not beat around the bush," she smiled pleasantly.
"Alright, you asked for it. Where we're from, you're not real," he said, pausing to think of what to say.
"You and the other ponies are from a show called My Little Pony: Friendship is magic," Geoff said flatly after gathering himself.
"Interesting," she said before nodding at them to continue.
"Basically, we know about you, how Luna used to be Nightmare Moon, the Element of Harmony, the time Discord came back, the Royal Wedding..." Michael said, counting off the biggest things on his fingers.
"How Fluttershy is worst pony..." Ray coughed into his fist.
"Ray, don't start with me..." Michael warned him, clenching his fingers together as he closed his eyes to count to ten.
"But yeah, a few of us watch the show to pass the time. Everything else is just details."
"Are the girls aware?" she asked after considering what they had said.
"No," Michael shook his head. "We didn't really have the time to tell them."
"Good. I would appreciate it if you kept it that way," she nodded. "Like your friend Ray said, that isn't the sort of information you would give somepony if you want to keep them sane."
"They probably wouldn't believe it anyways," Gavin smiled, looking at Michael.
"Probably not," she agreed, looking out the window, considering her options. "But it's best to play it safe."
"So can you send us back?" Geoff asked.
"No?" Geoff echoed. "Aren't you supposed to be some sort of god? I mean, you raise the sun..."
"You watch it too?" Michael asked, surprised.
"I know the basics seeing as you two are always talking about it..." he shrugged listlessly, focusing mostly on Celestia. "So why can't you send us back? You're clearly powerful enough to bring us here from Twilight's house, and your power extends far enough to the sun."
"Because my power pales in comparison to that of the Elements," Celestia sighed, looking back to the others.
"What about them? Wasn't it just Twilight that did it?" Ray asked.
"Well if the lightning Gavin brought up was of any significance, then they have everything to do with it. I believe the first purple flash was Twilight establishing a connection to your worlds, but it wasn't until the Elements of Harmony were gathered that the spell actually had enough power to bring you over."
"That makes sense," Geoff nodded slowly. He then shook his head at himself. "What am I talking about? None of this really makes sense. You guys are a television show. How the hell did you bring us here?"
"Where you are from, we're a show. But here we are real," she shrugged playfully, not fully understanding the situation herself. "That's the only real reason I can provide besides magic, or you all going insane. You'll all just have to keep an open mind about it."
"Fair enough," Jack muttered. "So you can't put us back, I can't wake up, and Geoff is no longer biting himself. There's some ups and downs. But now what?"
"I send you back to Twilight and the others. If what Twlight told me is correct, then you can't go back until you help her friends achieve their goals."
"But that could take days. Maybe even weeks," Gavin said, scratching his head. "We're probably going to get fired if we take that long."
"Yeah, then you'll get deported back to England. I'm not seeing the downside here," Michael chuckled.
"It may take that long, but I'm afraid you've no other choice," she stated matter-of-factly. "You will have to try your best to fit in around Ponyville. They may fear you at first, but the citizens of Ponyville are tolerant to a lot."
"Are you going to turn us into ponies?" Michael asked quickly.
"I am almost certain that the sudden transformation would fatally injure you," Celestia said with almost brutal honesty.
"Be alive or be a dead pony?" Michael asked himself, lightly biting his lip. He looked to Gavin, then to Celestia again. "Touch choice."
"I hope you're joking," Geoff murmured.
"You're right. We should try it on Gavin first," he said as he ran behind Gavin and pushed him closer to Celestia.
"You berk!" Gavin sputtered frightfully as he fell to the ground. "I don't want to be a pony, let alone a dead one!"
"Peace, Gavin. Peace, Michael. I told you I want no fighting in my sister and I's home," she stated calmly, using her magic to pick Gavin up off the floor. "Now, I'm certain none of you are overtly violent, so I do not have to tell you to not hurt anypony, so I suppose I should send you to Twilight."
"Wait, where will we be-" Ray began, when him and the others became surrounded in Celestia's mist, just to reappear back in Twilight's library. "-staying..."
"She couldn't send you home?" Twilight asked rhetorically, already knowing the asnwer.
"Nope, the Elements of Harmony are what's keeping us here," he sighed, sitting down on the chair he had sat on prior to disappearing.
"She told you about the Elements?" Rarity gasped, not expecting the Princess to be one to give out information such as that.
"Sure, let's go with that," Michael laughed nervously. "So what should we do now?"
"Did Celestia tell you where you will be staying?" Twilight asked, to which Ray responded to with a quick shake of his head. "Then our first priority should be finding you all a place to stay, I suppose." Twilight said quietly. Knowing she had no room, she turned to the others to ask them.
"Ya'll can stay with me," Applejack said grudgingly, but not out of fear or spite, but out of inconvenience.
"I am so down," Ray boomed, clapping his hands together.
"You would be," Michael muddled, trudging after Ray.
"Alright, I think I can accept this for a little bit, just as long as I don't linger on how we can't get back for a while," Jack sighed, patting Geoff on the back. "You still on the fence about being crazy?"
"Nah, I think I'm good," Geoff said, giving his best smile under the circumstances. He stopped smiling and turned to Michael. "Hey, do they have any beer here?"
"Not that I know of," Michael said.
"Dammit," he kicked the ground. "That will make things a little harder," He raised his brow and turned to Gavin, who was still smiling. "Why are you so happy though."
"I don't know, this place just seems nice," Gavin admitted with a smile.
"Come on ya'll, we need t' run it by Granny Smith an' make sure she has no qualms with ya livin' in our barn," Applejack said, pushing the door open, before turning around and tipping her hat to the girls. "See ya girls later."
Jack, Geoff and Gavin instantly began following the orange farm pony, having to duck underneath the short door, while Michael and Ray hung back for a few moments.
"Guys, hurry up!" Geoff said loudly from outside.
"What a buzz-kill," Michael muttered sourly as he ducked out the door.
"Well, it was nice meeting you all, and I can't wait to get to know each and everyone of you," Ray bowed, before running out the door to catch up with the others.
Twilight looked at her remaining four friends and smiled. "Well?"
"Well what?" Rainbow Dash asked dubiously.
"They don't seem so bad, right?"
"I guess," Rainbow Dash chuckled. "One thing I know for sure is that none of them could beat me in a race."
"Their clothes aren't top quality, but they didn't seem too bad," Rarity smiled lazily, wondering how they'd feel about her clothing.
"I know! Gavin looked like a funny guy," Pinkie said, before scratching her chin. "I wonder, why the others seemed to treat him like meany-pantseses?"
"Different world, different customs I suppose," Twilight shrugged, turning to Fluttershy. "What do you think?"
"They seem... nice," Fluttershy said, forcing a weak smile.
"This is going to be so fucking rad!"