57w, 4dPonies in the Real World
On my way back home I decided to slow down when passing the shops. No harm in taking my time, right? Any mess Rainbow Dash had made I could have easily cleaned up, and it's not as if she couldn't look after herself. I walked into the shop and strolled through the aisles, seeing if anything would catch my eye, but nothing intrigued me. I passed the energy drinks section to see if they had my favourite brand in-stock, as I usually cleared them out on Fridays. 'Wow, imagine Rainbow Dash on this stuff' passed through my mind as I picked up a few bottles. I walked over to the counter and thought that it was a good thing I didn't put these clothes in for wash yesterday, as I reached for the spare change in my pocket to pay for the drinks.
"That's £4.20, please"
"Here... you... go!" I replied while fumbling with the coins. Why was change always so fiddly?
"Have a nice day!"
I started jogging again after leaving the shop, with four litres of energy drink in a plastic bag, and made my way through the town. It was always such a quiet place Saturday mornings, which made my trip back home seem much more surreal than usual.
After passing through the back-streets and fields in and around where I lived, I eventually made my way to the front door of my house. I reached into my pocket to find the key to open the door, but then realized that I hadn't picked it up when I left.
"Rainbow Dash!" I called in through the letter box.
"Yeah?" I could hear the hoof-steps coming up to the door.
"Can you open the door for me? I've locked myself outside..." I replied, silently berating myself.
Hearing her snickering at my situation, she replied, "Yeah, okay, but how do I open it?"
"The handle needs to be pushed down, can you do that?"
"Of course I can, I can do anything!" I face-palmed at this.
"Can you get on with it then? It's getting cold out here." Living in England meant that the weather never stayed the same for more than a couple of hours. You have no idea how annoying it is.
"Yeah, hold on squirt, this thing is fiddly." I could hear her fumble with the handle. I'm not surprised she was struggling; it was designed for human hands, not for ponies.
The door slowly creaked open, and my eyes fell upon the pegasus. I still couldn't comprehend the fact the sky-blue pony was in my world.
"Er, you're staring at me again."
"Oh, sorry." I cursed under my breath at my stupidity. Again? Why do I keep doing this?
"Are you coming in or what?" Rainbow Dash was starting to sound frustrated, feeling the cold from the outside air. "What took you so long? You said you were gonna be back ten minutes ago!"
"I took a detour to the shops to pick up a few things, don't worry about it." After stepping through the doorway, I closed the door behind me, not wanting to get Rainbow Dash more 'chilly' (Get it? 'Chilly'? As in cold-hearted? Eh, forget it...).
"Is that what the bag is for then? Anything for me?" Rainbow perked up at the thought of me buying her a present. Come to think of it, a 'Welcome to another world' gift seemed like a good idea, why didn't I think of it?
"No, sorry. I only picked up a few bottles of energy drink - none for you though. I dread to think what would happen if you had any of this stuff." Rainbow Dash started pouting in an attempt to guilt me into giving her some of the drink.
As I ignored her, Dash only got more persistent. "Aww. Why can't I have any? It won't kill me will it?"
"Because in large amounts, this stuff CAN kill you. Considering you've never had any energy drink before, a litre to get you started off would be a bad idea; there's that and the fact I don't want to have to catch you when you shoot off at a thousand miles per hour." Rainbow started to eye-up the bag when I mentioned the ridiculously high speed.
"A thousand miles per hour? Hmm... I could use that..." She trailed off, thinking to herself about what she could do with that sort of power.
"Don't even think about it." I told her. There was no way I was letting her have any of the energy drink.
"But..." She was cut off by the home phone ringing. I rushed over to it and picked it up.
I'll tell you now, I'm a closet brony. As far as everyone else who I knew personally was concerned, I was just a regular teen. The trick was to know when to 'brony' and when to hide it, but Rainbow Dash was making the conversation over the phone possibly the hardest time I've ever had trying to hide it.
"Hello, who is it?" I asked down the phone.
"Morning dear, it's nice to know you're up." It was my mother (As for the 'nice to know you're up' comment - what can I say? I like to sleep.).
"What's that?" Curiosity getting the better of her, Rainbow practically shoved her face into the side of mine, trying to get a better look at the device.
"Shut up Rainbow Dash, I'm talking to someone," I replied, forgetting the phone receiver was right by my mouth.
"You shouldn't tell your own mother to 'shut up', I can kick you out you know."
"Crap. Sorry mum, I'm in the middle of a call to someone else on my mobile." I glared as hard I could at Rainbow Dash, but she wasn't un-nerved by it in the slightest.
"So what is it then?" Rainbow asked again.
"I'll tell you what it is after I'm done using it, now leave me alone, this could be important."
Rainbow Dash started to sulk. "Fine. Whatever."
I turned my attention back to the phone call. "So what were you saying mum? I didn't quite catch that last part." I hoped I hadn't spent too long talking to Dash, otherwise my mother could of gotten suspicious.
"We're going to be back by two, so remember to tidy your room and empty the dishwasher. Love you darling, bye".
"I love you too mum, bye." It felt so weird to say that in front of Rainbow Dash. I don't like saying 'I love you' to anyone really, it feels too corny for my liking. I sat the phone back down onto its charging stand.
"That's your mom? How does that even work?" Rainbow asked, still curious about the phone.
"That's not my mother, it's a phone. Humans use them to communicate long distances. Each phone has a code specific to it, and when another phone dials the right code the two make a long distance connection allowing sound to travel across it." Rainbow just looked even more confused than before.
I face-palmed yet again."We use them to talk to people who are very far away."
"Oh, you could of just said that in the first place. I'm not Twilight." Rainbow replied. "So what did your mom want?"
"She only wanted me to do my chores. I don't have that much to do, so when I'm done we could do something to pass the time. We have until two PM."
"I could help you with your chores? I pinkie-promise not to get in the way." Rainbow asked, doing the actions as she spoke. I smiled as I barely contained my inner-squee when she did this.
I thought about it for a second, and then remembered the mess Rainbow Dash made in the kitchen hadn't been cleaned up. "Did you clean up the kitchen while I was out?" I asked her.
"Yep, cleaned the whole mess right up in ten seconds flat." You have no idea how much I wanted to just get on my knees and worship Rainbow Dash right there, just for saying 'in ten seconds flat'. Come to think of it, I really should of just for the look on her face when she thought I had gone insane. I walked into the kitchen to find that she really had cleaned it up, better than what I was expecting her to do.
"Yeah, you can help me with my chores then. I don't know why you want to though..." I trailed off. She must of heard me as I received a reply.
"Just stuff to do. I'm not gonna sit around and do nothing 'til I can get home, I may as well be useful." She told me. I thought of this as odd behaviour, as she's normally considered lazy on the show. Maybe she was just trying to pay back my hospitality.
A couple of broken plates, a lesson about how wings make a terrible set of feather-dusters and a nearly broken arm later, Rainbow Dash and I sat back down in the living room again after an hour of housework.
"That wasn't too hard." Rainbow said aloud, stretching out her fore-legs and wings.
"You managed to tear a mattress and break a bedpost" I told her, "but it was the most fun I've had cleaning my room for a while."
"Well how was I meant to know that I had to lift the mattress and not the bed itself?" She asked me.
"Because I was still on the bed when you did it." Eeyup, four of the accidents above all happened in one move.
"I just did as you told me and lifted the corner," Rainbow snickered, as I cast another glare at her.
"Whatever. We have at least an hour and a half left, maybe a bit more. What do you want to do?" I asked Rainbow Dash, as we both were bored from our previous activities.
"You could show me around the town like you said you would?" Dash told me. She wasn't wrong about that.
I thought about the request for a minute, and agreed to it but on the condition that we went where I wanted, and not where she wondered off to. Rainbow Dash reluctantly accepted the offer.
She suggested we went on a picnic somewhere, and being the gentleman that I am, accepted it. I packed up a basket full of things we might need and things we wanted. "Are you ready?" I called to Rainbow Dash, who was still in the living room while I was in the kitchen packing up.
"Yeah, gimme a sec, wait at the front door," was her reply. She made her way to the door as I unlocked it. We both stepped through and headed to our destination. My usual thinking spot was where we were headed to, as I said before, it was pretty much always deserted.