Conversion Center: St George
episode 1 part 1
capitalization and other small things fixed by ray10k.
The Doctor was doing The. Most. Important. Thing. In. The. Universe.
His fingers were interlinked before him and his thumbs spun in fast circles around each other...
It is a rare thing to have thumbs now-adays.. what with the new lifeform in town.
He smiles and continues to twiddle his thumbs as he remembers.
It was about four years ago when Equestria appeared just off the coast of New York. Mankind did what it usually does when a new thing rears its head and just by existing demands change.
They tried to blow the hell out of it. The seas boiled for three days... Tactical nukes and rockets seared the skies...
Yet that was the simple definite reaction...
The Doctor looked over at his computer and glanced at the simple language of the universe. The circles danced slightly as they re-calibrated from the recent battle on mars.
The Doctor sighed as he flashed back through his timeline... This era was supposed to be the third Great and Bountiful Human Empire... The second renisance as it were. He looked back to the point that seperated the universe that was from the universe that should be...
The summer solstice... Nothing special on the earth side of the equation but on the Equestrian side, it was the day Nightmare Moon returned to Equestria.
The Doctor sighed and got back to twiddling his thumbs as there was a knock on the door of his office.
With a groan he got up off his desk and opened the door. Past the frosted glass with "Doctor Tennant" etched in it. He smiled at the joke as one of his old companions mentioned he looked like the old engish actor named David Tennant.
The Doctor looked down at the small woman standing in the doorway "Doctor?"
"In the flesh.. and you are?"
The woman looked American... with a hint of German and Japanese descent. Nothing special stood out about her... Except her hair... She had short, mostly black hair with three streaks of color. From her left temple, teal blue and pink.
"Oh, my name is Selina Asis. A reporter wanting to talk to historians on the steady decline of the human population."
The Doctor nodded. "Well... Hmm... Come on in. It is rude to linger in doorways." The Doctor said seemingly oblivious that he was the one in the doorway. He stepped on and over the desk and sat down on the chair before putting his converse sneekers up on the keyboard. "So, Selina was it? What can i do for you?"
Selena sat down and reached into her jeans pocket for a recorder. "Well, in your oppinion, what caused the fall of man?"
The Doctor tapped his head and said quite simply, "Big goverments taken over by big buisiness and artifical intelegence taking over the simple and quite useless but needed jobs... But that is not why you are here... So let me ask again... Princess Celestia... What can I do for you?"
The girl blinked. "E-excuse me? I don't know what you are talking about?" She smiles sincerly at the Doctor.
He smiled back and simply stated with a hint of amusement, "Oh come on... The TARDIS sensed a being older than me entering the building. It sent a warning to my Computer. Now that narrows you down to... Oh, maybe 100 pissed off Timelords, me from the future, or even an entity that I would not want to deal with... Again, or Celestia and Luna. Now taking that in stride, you used the name Selina Asis. Selena, sister of Helios "the sun" and Asis, African origin meaning "sun" that drops you down into the twenties... But what finally sinched it was your hair... You don't have to have the same colors... So please... Once more 'What can I do for the Princess of Equestria?'"
The girl smiled and a shimmer encircled her. Where once a thirty something girl sat, a full 1000+ white Alicorn had taken her place. Her hair blew in some aetherial wind unmeasured by human, pony or Timelord. Her kind and gentle purple eyes gazed past the radiant horn.
Her wings, folded to the side, would quite easily span the small room when spread.
"Good job Doctor... I would not expect any less from a Timelord... Your race intrigues me as much as the humans. But to answer your question... I want you to run the newest bureau. It is opening in St George Utah... I assume you are familiar with that area?"
The Doctor winced at the memory of Lake Silenco... "well I know it... It was in my 11th regeneration. I'm lucky the time reversing planet did not wipe my memories of my past regenerations..."
Celestia nods. "Well, it is south of Silencio and west of Arches. Biggest city in Utah currently. The newly renamed "Salt Lick City 2" has converted everypony there... So that group will join you there."
The Doctor pulls out his brainy specs and looks at Celestia. "But why do you want me? You could grab somepony or human off the street and they would work just as well."
Celestia nods. "As much as that is true... I want to know Why... Why would people give up so quickly on the lives they worked so hard for, just to have to start over from the beginning?" She looked at the Doctor with her amazing purple eyes. "I want the smartest person on this planet to help me."
The Doctor laughed. "Careful, flattery will get you everywhere... I accept. So who will be joining me in this... Dragon hunting town?"
Celestia smiles and her horn glows a brilliant gold. With a flash a small stack of files appeared on the desk. One of them lifted up and opened revealing a purple/pinkish pony with a grape colored mane.
"Berry Punch. Sister to ponyvilles teacher Cheerilee and mother of Pinchy Punch. She is a recovering alcoholic and a very good nurse. She prepped the potion in Salt Lick City 2."
Another folder opened, revealing a dark grey pony with almost black hair.
"Inkamina Octavia Pie. One of the three Pie sisters. Pinky's older sister and main double bass player of the Canterlot high orchestra. She ran the announcements and helped newfoals with gripping things with hooves and other basic things."
With a *Fwip*, another file opened, revealing a promotional poster of the Wonderbolts, Equestria's most famous fliers, with two of the quartet circled in red. One was a light blue colt with a blue mane and the other was a white filly with a blond, curly mane.
"Soarin and Suprise. Two of the four best pegasai that grace Equestria's skies. Soarin has a penchant for apple pies and Suprise is, well... Un-explainable and confusing at times... Hyperactive little thing. Quite the prankster too. They taught the new Pegasi about flight, and how to manipulate the weather."
Another folder opened, revealing the owners of Sugarcube Corner.
"Mr Carrot Cake and his wife Cup Cake. They will be handling the nutrition section of the bureau. Well that and showing newfoal mothers how to care for foals with their own little ones, Pound and Pumkin."
Only three folders remained, and the Princess opened up the next one.
A grey Pegasus with a blond mane.
"Ditzy 'Derpy' Doo. Mother of two. Dinky Doo and Sparkler Doo. She ran the main office, and her daughters cheered up the newfoals."
The second to last folder revealed a blue hued Unicorn.
"Colgate. No one knows who she is. She just showed up and offered to help. She runs the Unicorn part of the training. Good at it too."
With a last flick of her magic the final folder opened up to reveal a tan pony with a brown mane.
"Oh, you have got to be kidding me," the Doctor said looking at the pony.
"Nope... Your co-manager. A newfoal himself... Does not want to talk about it... Keeps saying "spoilers" when asked. Flies around Equestria and Earth in a blue police box with his companion Colgate and his wife Ditzy.
Doctor, meet Doctor Whooves." Celestia said with an almost trollike grin on her face.