Lost Child

by MegaCheesy


Who's Calling Me?

*Ring* *Ring* *Ring* *Ring*

Ugh, who could be calling me now? I was in the middle of a nap too...

With a disappointed sigh, I sat up from the couch and grabbed my phone. "This is Eva," I answered the phone. "It is so great to hear from you again, Eva. It's me, Celestia."

Celestia? It's odd to get a phone call from her, ever since she became a principal. Maybe I should take her out for some tea when she has free time, that could be fun. "Tia? My god! I didn't expect you to call me. Did something serious happen?"

"Unfortunately, yes. I'm sure you have heard what happened at the Fall Formal, involving one of my students, Sunset Shimmer."

"Yeah, it's hard to miss that on the news. Where are you going with this?" I asked.

"I recently found the place where Sunset is currently living. To cut down to the chase, it was atrocious. I currently have her in my office, which may have been a mistake."

"Why's that? You've told me she 'turned over a new leaf'; is she causing problems?"

"None at all, but being called down to the office is making her paranoid. She's done so much to fix everything, but she hasn't completely healed."

It was reasonable. I mean, she did try to take over the school with demon powers, destroying the property in the process. She's not like that anymore from what I've heard. "Understandable. But why does this involve me?"

"I believe you'll be the perfect caretaker of Sunset Shimmer. You always said you wanted a child."

My jaw almost hit the floor. What! Celestia wants me to take watch over one of her students? "Tia, you don't know how happy I am right now. I'm gonna explode!"

Please don't. I won't have my friend explode on me."

I chuckled at her response. I asked her what time I should come to pick her up, which she said in a half hour. That gave me enough time to change out of my PJs. Our conversation closed shortly after, my excitement was too much to bear. I went to my room to find some clothes. After I took off my PJs, I looked at my reflection in the mirror.

I guess I should tell you more about myself. I'm not one you would call 'normal' by any stretch. Well first, I'm a single 25-year-old living alone. Second, I'm a tiger, an anthro one...

Yeah, I know it's strange. My mom was an anthro tiger (like me) from what dad has told me. I never got the chance to meet her because she left dad when he was only fifteen. Poor guy had to take care of me while balancing school. Third, I'm not exactly skinny, another thing I got from my mom. Although, I can't entirely blame my mom for having a poor diet. Dad liked to stuff me with his awesome cooking when I was growing up.

I put on a sky blue dress, with a matching orange hoodie. You wouldn't think to put a hoodie over a dress, expecting it to be comfortable, but it's surprisingly comfy. I slightly fixed my frizzy, brown hair, but came to the conclusion that bedhead was better. I grabbed my keys and phone, unlocking the car in the process.

This is going to be great!

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(Sunset's POV)

I've been called down to the office again. Although, this time I don't know what it could be about. Maybe it's about Celestia finding out about my home. I don't know...

Celestia had made me bring all of my belongings down (not that I have much), for some reason. We talked for a bit, but she had gone off to make a phone call. When she was out of view, I buried my face in my palms. I could feel the dark circles on my face, showing off my fatigue. I'm a complete mess...

The girls have been trying to help me, but I'm not ready to interact with them. They've been trying, but I shunned them out, sometimes eating my lunch and spending my free period alone. I'm far from 'okay'.

Celestia finally came back from her phone call. "Sunset Shimmer. I've made a phone call with one of my old collages. I gave her a proposal to adopt you, which I hope you will accept. She's is coming very soon, so be ready for her. She's very unique..."

"Wait! I'm being adopted?" That was the only thing I could blurt out, ignoring the vagueness of the last statement. "Indeed, my faithful student. That old apartment is no place for a young woman your age should live in, but a happy family is a valid place."

Welp, I'm at a loss. So I'm being adopted by one of her old friends, instead of being alone?

I can't say I hate this...

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(Normal POV/Evianna's POV)

I finally made it to the school. Turning off my car jams, I got out and texted Celestia; 'I made it to the school' and exited my car. I walked over to the main office, which already had Celestia and her sister greeting me. Next to the two skyscrapers was a teenaged girl half their size. I'm taller than Luna, but I'm nothing compared to Celestia. Her mother definitely had some crazy genes.

"Hey, Tia. It's great to see you too, Luna." I greeted the two sisters. We then proceeded to have a nice conversation, but I noted Sunset observing me to an extreme degree. It's not every day you get to see a huge, tiger lady. "I'm sure you want to take Sunset with you now, right?" Luna asked.

"I'm not in a hurry, but I'll get Sunset out of your hairs. I'm sure she's just as excited as I am." I answered. "Yeah, I would like to do that," Sunset muttered, finally getting into the conversation. I examined Sunset, noting a few things. To name one, she looks like she needs desperate sleep. There were these over-exaggerated dark circles under her eyes, giving off some zombie vibes. Second, her clothes looked somewhat ruined, especially her orange dress.

"Before you leave, I have Sunset's adoption sheets." Tia pulled out multiple sheets for me to sign, how she got these? No clue. It nearly took me fifteen minutes to fill it out, but it was finally done. We said our goodbyes, taking Sunset out of the building and out to the car. She's a lucky duck, leaving school early with a new mom.

We both got into the car, buckling our seatbelts in the process. "Hey, Sunset? You mind if I put on some tunes?" I asked the very excited, yet zombie-looking girl. "You can put on music, I don't mind..."

"Alright." With that said, I put on a very somber song.

Like I said before; this is going to be great!