Aurora: The End of Beginnings.
The laughter was short lived; apparently they had more to talk to each other about, leaving me to my box fort, a name to call myself, and a question, “What are they talking about anyway?” I asked myself.
I decided to listen in on their conversation; of course I didn’t want them to know that so I ducked back into my fort, hid in a box that was relatively close to them, and listened.
“Fluttershy, you can’t just let her get away with braking into your house,” Twilight said with a bit of anger in her voice, ”She could have stolen something for all you know!”
“Yes, but…um” Fluttershy quietly stammered out, ”Would she have been sleeping on my couch if she did?”
“Mental note,” I thought as I poked my head out of the box, ”She makes good points.”
Twilight’s anger cooled down a bit upon hearing this, though still seemed to have more to say. “Still,” Twilight sighed, ”What was she doing in your house to begin with?”
Fluttershy simply added while gesturing in my direction, “Well, you could ask her yourself, that is.” She added, ”If that’s alright with you.”
“Shoot!” I thought quickly ducking back into the box.
Too late I was being pulled out of the box by my tail with an unknown force that made my eyes water from its pull, it hurt.
“Alight missy, time to hear your side of the story.” Twilight said while her horn was glowing the same color that was around my tail. If I hadn’t known better I’d say she was holding me up by my own tail.
And she was for that matter, let me tell you. It hurt like mad, tears where literally pouring down my face at this point just from pain alone; I wanted to tell her to put me down but the only thing I managed was a low whimper of pain.
Thankfully, Fluttershy told Twilight to put me down after seeing the tears running down my face. That helped, but I was still in a good deal of pain. “Meanie” I said. Sticking my tongue out at Twilight made me feel better; Twilight facehooved.
“Ugg…” Twilight groaned,” Just tell us what you were doing in her house already……”
“Nope” I said sitting on the floor
“Wha—What?!” Twilight stammered out,” Why not?!”
“Cause you’re a meanie” I stuck my tongue out at Twilight again to make my point. I didn’t like being held up by my tail one bit.
“Fine then, this gives me a chance to use a spell I found last night.” Twilight said with a grin. Her horn started glowing.
“Hold on Twilight” Fluttershy cut in suddenly, making me and Twilight jump.”How about you let me talk to her?”
Twilight looked at me and Fluttershy for a bit but let the glow of her horn fade.” Fine….” She said while going off to a nearby table and bringing some pillows from it. We all sat down.
“Alright,” Fluttershy said in a calming voice, “Could you please tell us what you were doing in my house?”
I nodded then said, “It’s was better than sleeping outside….” I remarked then added, “Or in the forest.”
Fluttershy looked at me with a grim look, “The Everfree Forest?” she asked with an added frown.
There wasn't much to tell. Everything that happened yesterday didn't make much sense, first the pool with the pillars and orb, then the hut with the black and white pony that rushed back into her house at the site of me, and now talking to two ponies about sleeping in a house that wasn’t mine.
The two looked at each other for a few moments then Twilight looked back to me and asked, “What where you doing in the Everfree forest?”
“I don’t know.” That’s all I could say. Everything was beginning to become hard to grasp, how little I know about where I was, the pool, pillars, everything.
“Well, there is a way we could find out” Twilight said looking back to Fluttershy, “The spell I learned last night is a memory spell, it would allow me and another pony to see into their past.” She giggled at this,” I also forgot that it can only be used if the other is willing.”
“A spell to look into a ponies past.” I said aloud, “Sounds like my best chance to explain anything.” and that it was, nothing made any sense to me.
Fluttershy looked at me with a concerned look, “Are you sure you want to go through with this?” She asked. I nodded.
“Alright, just sit still and I’ll do all the work.” Twilight’s horn was once again set aglow as soon as she said this. She set her horn on my forehead and everything went dark.
The next thing I know is Twilight and me looking at the box fort I had made not but a half hour ago, everything after that started moving in reverse. Voices, ponies, all backwards; Walking from Twilights house/library, meeting pinkie pie again was strange as her voice was still normal to both me and Twilights surprise, drinking tea with Fluttershy, the drawing of the pool and orb, waking up with Fluttershy next to me and the animals starring at us, sneaking into Fluttershys’ house to sleep because of all the animals outside, the coldness of the forest, meeting that strange pony in the hut, the orb shattering, the plaques, me unmoving on the cave floor, then a close up of the drawing with the outline of something that was missing from it.
After that I felt like I had run full force into a wall, everything began to slow down and then fast-forward back to Twilight staring at me with a perplexed look on her face, sitting on the pillow in front of me.
Twilight broke the silence in the room, “That was…..” she paused not sure how to word what she just experienced.
“Strange.” I finished for her.
“If the spell worked the way it should have, then….”she paused again, “No that can’t be right.” She said as she got up from the pillow and walked to the M section of the library.
I wasn’t paying attention as Fluttershy was looking at me again. “Are you alright?” she asked, once again making wonder what just happened, I knew something wasn't right about my memory, they should have just stopped the way they did. I nodded anyway, just to make sure Fluttershy wasn't going to worry about me; nodding made the bandage that Fluttershy put on my head come loose making my mane cover my eyes.
Fluttershy took the time to help me get it off while Twilight was still nowhere to be seen.
Twilight came back a good five minutes later, levitating a book next to her; she sat back on the pillow and gave me a look like she wanted to say something but couldn’t.
“Are you alright Twilight?” Fluttershy asked.
Twilight looked at me again and then looked to Fluttershy with a frown. “I’m ok,” she said after a long silence then looked back to me, “But I don’t think she is.”
Fluttershy tilted her head in question; I did the same.
“From what I can tell after looking into her memories. Along with them suddenly stopping ,” Twilight continued, “She has a severe case of amnesia, meaning loss of memory.”
“Memory loss.” I thought to myself, “That would explain just about everything, aside from how I got in that cave.”
None of us liked the idea of my memory loss, but at the same time none of us had any idea of what to do about it.
“On another note,” Twilight stated, “From what Fluttershy told me before hoof you also don’t have a home or family to say with so,” Twilight paused for a moment to look back at Fluttershy, “Some pony needs to take care of her until we can figure out this memory loss issue, and I dare not send her to the Ponyville orphanage.” She winced at the name. “What’s so bad about that place?” I wondered.
Twilight added, “We should get the girls Fluttershy, we're going to need all the help we can get to find a suitable home for her. At least for the time being.”
Fluttershy nodded as she got up and walked out the door.
Twilight looked to me and said, “Well, from what you said earlier your name is Aurora. Right?” I nodded and she continued, “I need you to stay here until we get back, so feel free to read any of the books in the library as well as use the kitchen in the back. Don’t worry, we shouldn’t be long.”
She walked out the door, leaving me to myself, the box fort, library, the kitchen, and another question.
“What am I going to do with myself?