57w, 4dPonies in the Real World
My alarm clock woke me up at ten, just like it had done for nearly every weekend of my life. "Yet another dream..." I told myself aloud, knowing no-one could hear me. I was glad I was the only person in the house as everyone else was out for the day or at work. "Must... get... food..." slurred out my mouth as I stood up and lazily got out of bed.
*ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: ZOMBIE SLUMBER FACE-PLANT*
"Ow, my face... fffff..." I looked down towards my feet to find a sky-blue feather on my bedroom's polished wooden flooring, so I bent down down to pick it up. 'Whu..?' was the only thought passing through my head as I brought the feather closer to my eyes for inspection, causing me to forget the pain in my nose after my previous accident. Why was there a feather in my room? Why was it blue? Something that could of been called an idea managed to crawl its way through my sleep dazed brain; finally hitting me. By now you should have guessed I'm not really a morning person.
"OHMYGO-UMM... CELESTIA" echoed through my room as I brought a hand to my mouth to silence myself. Was my love of the show really this bad? Was I tripping out? It seemed so at the current time, but what's an idea if it can't be put to the test? I chucked on my clothes - forgetting I was meant to dump them in for wash yesterday, sorted out my hair and noticed a few rainbow coloured strands in my comb while doing so; which further backed my hypothesis.
Opening the bedroom door, my ears picked up on some shuffling downstairs. "Please let that be who I think it is..." I whispered at the top of the stairs, not wanting to disturb whoever or whatever was in the kitchen. Tip-toeing my way downstairs, I peeked around the door frame to find the kitchen in a mess and an azure pegasus going through my cupboards.
"Ohmygosh!-ohmygosh!-ohmygosh!-ohmygosh!- Rainbow Dash!" I squeaked, hardly containing my excitement. It's fair to say that I was a little more than 'starstruck' at this point.
"Whoa, calm down there squirt. Why are you so excited to see me? We met a couple hours ago." Rainbow Dash turned around to meet me with an un-fazed look on her face, acting as though this had happened to her before.
"I... I thought I was dreaming..." I stuttered, going a little red in the face.
"Yeah, I have that effect on some ponies" she replied with a smirk. "So where's all the food? I'm starving." It really is Rainbow Dash.
"Um, there's some fruit in the bowl over there" I told her, pointing to the food bowl next to the microwave. What do ponies eat? Will I have to find food for Dash? These were some of the thoughts passing through my head as I glazed over, just watching the hilarity of the fumbling pony trying to pick up an apple with her hooves.
"Use your mouth if you have to, no-one really eats anything from there anyway." After shrugging, (don't ask me how she did it without lifting her forelegs off the ground - I'm still trying to figure it out myself) Rainbow Dash dived face first into the bowl and pulled out some of the elusive fruit.
"Is this your place? It seems like a lot for a kid like you to own", Dash enquired through a mouth-full of apple, while trotting casually into the living room as if she owned the place.
"No," I replied, "I'm too young to even think of buying or renting out a house".
After watching Rainbow Dash take a seat in my father's recliner, I sat down on the small couch opposite her so I could get a better look at the pegasus. After finding Rainbow Dash in my kitchen, my common sense hadn't exactly started working yet, causing me to forget my manners and just sit and stare at the blue pony.
Dash piped up after a finishing her apple and a solid minute of silence. "Would you stop staring at me like that? It's getting kinda creepy".
I blushed at this. Was I really doing that? I didn't want to make her feel awkward so I looked out of the window behind Dash to avert my gaze. "Sorry, I didn't realize I was doing it. It's not every day I wake up to find a rainbow mane'd pegasus in my bed."
"Oh, good point. I hadn't really thought of it that way" Rainbow replied, looking a little embarrassed on my behalf.
"I believe we haven't been properly introduced yet." I told her, wanting to distract her from my bad manners. "I'm Alex, human. I live here with my family."
"Well I'm Rainbow Dash - fastest pegasus pony alive and I come from Ponyville, nice to meet you." She held out a hoof, with a large smile on her face, as if to shake hands. I returned the offer and got up to shake her hoof. After such an odd event, we both started laughing at how silly we must of looked.
We both then sat back down in the respective chairs we got up from. My curiosity was getting the better of me as I found myself trying to figure out why Rainbow Dash wasn't fazed by this world. She was quite literally an entire dimension from home and yet, she was so calm. Was my earlier lie really that reassuring? Did she really believe I could find her a way home? Maybe, I thought to myself, she had already been here... Enough internal monologuing, I told myself. Just get on with it and ask her.
"You seem strangely calm for a pony on another planet, why is this?"
"Well..." Rainbow replied, "You seemed so certain earlier that you could get me home earlier that I figured 'why should I need to worry?' Plus, this world doesn't seem that much different from Equestria."
It felt like I had swallowed a boulder when she brought up the lie I told her when we first met. I started to guilt trip, and hard. No longer able to look at the equine without the panging feeling of guilt looming over me, I told her I needed some fresh air. "I need to go and think to myself for a while. Don't leave the house while I'm out, I'll be back in around 10 minutes - if I'm still not back then just stay here, I'll be back eventually."
Getting up and walking to the front door, I completely forgetting the fact I hadn't had breakfast. Turning around to remedy this problem with some fruit, I found Rainbow waiting for me to open the door. "I said stay here Rainbow, you wouldn't exactly go 'un-noticed' in this world", I told her with as stern a look as I could muster.
"Aww, why? You said you would show me around the place." She stamped a hoof in protest while pouting, but I managed to ignore it and ushered her back into the living room.
She did have a fair point, I did say I would show her around the area, but I wasn't exactly in the mood for doing it just then. I turned back towards the door and placed my hand on the latch. "Explore the house, get used to this place. It's going to be home for the next couple of weeks. One thing though, do not go in the room with the poster on the door, my brother doesn't exactly like other people in his room when he isn't here."
"Oh, okay. Try to cheer up when you start walking back." Rainbow appeared to be worried for me. I had only just met her and she was already caring for me - or maybe she was just being nice. It's hard to tell with people, but at least ten times harder with a pony.
"Bye then" were my last words to her as I left through the door. I needed time to think alone about what had happened to my morning. It's not every day I wake up to find a certain blue pegasus in my bed, although it was a nice surprise.
"And off I go" I said aloud to the world, closing the door behind me. I had no real destination, I just walked around town for a while and thought about my current situation. Eventually coming to the town park, I made my way to a bench by the local river and sat down to get a little more comfortable. I chose this spot as no-one ever came here - it was a brilliant place to think.
I had my favourite pony in my house without a care in the world, yet I still wasn't content with myself. I had lied to her to cheer her up when she was crying, but it was possibly the biggest lie I knew of. I knew there was no way I could get her home. Why am I feeling so bad about this? It wasn't like Twilight and the rest of her friends were trying to find a way here anyway, they cared for her as much as I did.
"Everything will sort itself out eventually. No need to worry," I told myself aloud. Talking to myself was one of the only ways I could think properly, as hearing my thoughts made them so much clearer. I sat there for another couple of minutes just staring into the river in front of me, contemplating about what had happened to my morning and trying to think things through. After looking at my phone for the time, I realized that I told Rainbow that I would be back one minute from now. Not wanting to worry the azure pegasus more than already had done that morning with my odd behaviour, I got up from the bench and started jogging home.
"I just hope she hasn't ruined the house while I was out," I murmured to myself. "The kitchen was bad enough as is when I found her..." Picking up the pace at the thought of a trashed house, I sped off home, hoping to find it in a liveable condition.