Twilight’s question lingered in my mind as I moved to a nearby table on the ground. I saw that the seat was made from hay, and it made a smile spread across my face. They used whatever they could, unlike humans. When I sat down, I saw Fluttershy was quietly talking to Twilight by the door, and Twilight’s smile turned into a frown. As they talked, I noticed Fluttershy slowly turn a light shade of pink. I could see Twilight was listening intently, as her eyes stared deeply into Fluttershy’s. After a moment, Fluttershy looked at the ground, and Twilight’s face turned into a grin. I could tell she was fighting back laughter, and it started to make me confused. What did Fluttershy tell Twilight that made her laugh?
This question did not stay long however, as Twilight and Fluttershy began to walk towards me. Fluttershy avoided my gaze for reasons I did not understand, and Twilight stood at the head of the table, smiling at me. Before I could say anything, she interrupted with,
“My question still stands. How did you get to Equestria?” Her eyes showed she was incredibly eager to hear the answer, as if I was a book.. I put my elbow onto the table and placed my head on my palm. I was trying to think of an answer to give her, but her eyes staring into mine were... distracting me. They would’nt let off.
After a few minutes of this, Twilight looked away, as if disappointed that I did not answer her. Without turning around, she said,
“I can see you are just as confused as we are. Hang on for a moment; I think I may have an answer for both of us.”
I looked over at Fluttershy for an answer, but she was still looking at the ground, lost in her thoughts. I quietly sighed, quiet enough for no one to hear, and laid my head on the table. It was a very uncomfortable position, but at least it let me rest. This did not last long, as I heard a voice in front of me say,
“What the heck is this Twilight?”
I slowly looked up, slightly angry for the interruption of my rest, and was surprised at what I saw. There was a baby dragon in front of me! Our eyes locked as he looked up at me, and mine at his. My curiosity began to get the best of me, as I said,
“Holy crap, a baby dragon!”
As quick as I said this, I regretted it. The small dragon in front of me started to get very irritated, and looked as if he was puffing smoke. The dragon crossed his arm in front of him and said in a cocky voice,
“Who are you calling a baby dragon? I’m Spike, and I don’t think you should be here.”
I tried to hold back my laughter at what he said, but to no avail. My laughter began to slip past my lips, and the dragon in front of me looked as if he was glowing with anger. He started to raise one of his small arms, but Twilight swiped his claw away quickly. I did not see when she got there, but now I felt ashamed at laughing at the small thing. I started to rub my arm in shame as the small dragon in front of me started to talk to Twilight. I looked down at Fluttershy, hoping to see some signs of her reacting to this, but her head was still down. I was now becoming very irritated at everyone in the room, and I sat back down. I called out to Twilight and said,
“You were saying about an answer you had for both of us?”
She must have known I was becoming irritated, as she turned a shade of red.
“Um, excuse me Gary, I am sorry about that. This is Spike, my loyal helper. I believe you two have met by now...”
She looked down at the small dragon in annoyance.
“Say sorry Spike.” She said.
Spike looked up at Twilight, and looked as if he was about to argue with her.
“But Twilight, he called me-”
She began to glare down at him, and he sighed. He let his arms sway down beside him, and he said,
“Fine. I’m sorry, I guess...”
Twilight now smiled at Spike and said,
“Good. Now go find the book called “Theories of other’s existence”, If you would please.”
Spike nodded his head, and started to walk away. Before he did so, he looked at me with pure anger in his eyes. It made me rather uncomfortable, but I shook the feeling away. I looked back at Twilight and said,
“So what is this book that you were talking about?”
She smiled at me and sat down at the head of the table. She looked at me and Fluttershy, who now had her head up, much to my happiness.
“Well, in my research I have done, there is such a thing called the multiverse theory. What it means is that is there is a hypothetical set of multiple possible universes that together comprise everything that exists and can exist The entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them.”
The faces of Fluttershy’s and mine were of plain confusion. Twilight saw that we were both becoming very confused, so she slightly chuckled.
“Well, in simple terms, it is possible for other universes to exist outside our own. I am thinking that Gary’s universe somehow interacted with ours, and Gary was transported here.”
I began to feel very light headed. The universes were shared, and I was the only one to be transported... The fact of this made me want to lie down, which I did gladly. I could feel my head begin to throb, and I closed my eyes. Twilight must have realized what she did hurt me, as she ran over to me. Fluttershy followed this action as well, and she began to pat my back. A smile began to creep on my face, as this is exactly what I did to comfort her. I picked my head off of the table and looked at both of them.
“Thanks you two. It‘s just that... why I the one was chosen to be transported here. Why not someone else?”
They both looked down at this, showing they did not know the answer. As I began to feel sad again, Twilight picked her head up quickly.
“Who is to say you weren’t the only one to be teleported? We don’t know for sure you are not the only one!” She said this quickly, and it made my smile grow across my face. As a part of my instinct, I hugged her. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Fluttershy’s shock at this, and how pink her face turned. She looked back at the ground and sat down. I could feel Twilight’s muscles loosen as I continued to hug her, and I let go. I felt ashamed for a moment, as I made Fluttershy sad.
“Sorry about that... I could not help myself...” I said this slowly, trying to find my words as I said them.
She shyly looked up at me and smiled.
“It is alright! I have not had someone hug me like that before!” She said this happily, and it made my blood rush to my face. I felt very embarrassed at this moment, and started to rub my arm again. As I did this, I heard tiny feet run against the hard ground, and a voice said,
“Twilight, I found the book!”
I turned around to see Spike, who was smiling at Twilight’s direction, completely avoiding my gaze. Twilight shook her head and laughed, not explaining why she did this. She walked over to Spike and thanked him. I stared at both of them, wondering why Twilight was not taking the book. Suddenly, a burst of light appeared around her horn. I grew very worried for a moment, not knowing what was happening to her. Suddenly, out of Spike’s hands, the book began to have the same color glow. I began to grow very confused as the book started to rise and glide over to the table. As I was about to question this, I heard Twilight laugh.
‘’It is called magic Gary. It is something you are going to have to get used to!”
She laughed at herself, and I joined in. She opened the book on the table and began to flip through the pages. She suddenly stopped and said
“Ahah! Found it!”
She moved the book closer to me and said,
“Look at the picture!”
I looked down at the book, and could not believe my eyes. There in the book, was a picture of a human.