Abandoned and Alone

by Hazuki Shimizu

Chapter 1: Abandoned

“Mommy! mommy!” I run to my mom hoping she would keep me.
“GO AWAY! I DON’T WANT YOU!” I stop and try to process what she just said
“Go away I don’t know you! you aren’t my daughter…you are just a street rat looking for love.”
“Mommy!” I run to her and hug her leg...she kicks me away and starts walking to me with a fiery face.
“I don’t have a daughter...you are just a street rat.” I move back and I trip on a banana peel
“No...mommy stop!” I start crying but her expression doesn’t change...and she pulls out a knife.
“Mommy no!” she steps on my legs and breaks one.
“This street rat must be exterminated…” she cuts me and I feel my blood pour out.
“AHH!” I see my short life flash before my eyes my first day of school...daddy dying of cancer...mommy's drinking problem...she killing my brother and burying him too.
“Hey who goes there?” she looks over her shoulder and sees a blue pony with a red and light blue mane walking to us.
“What did you do to her?
“M...m...m-mommy…”  I try to say my strength quickly depleting
“Are you her mother? What did you do? What are you doing?”
“I’m not a mother...I’m just exterminating a pest.” she moves her arm up for another strike but the other mare held it.
“Don’t you dare hurt that child or there will be consequences....”
“Like what?...bitch?” The blue pegasus gets in a stance.
“This.” she blows fire, earth water and air at her and mommy she hits the ground...I feel...faint…

A few hours later…

I start to wake up thinking what happened last night was a dream hoping it was...but it wasn’t I was in a different house in a different bedI try to sit up but my body stings with pain and I look down to see a bandage wrapped around me.
“Where am I?” The same mare from last night walked in with a little girl next to her.
“Ahh! It’s good to see you’re awake it took Trina 3 hours to heal you so what’s your name?” I didn’t want to talk I didn’t want to accept what happened my mom abandoning me and trying to kill me leaving me for dead.
“So it seems you’re not a talker that’s fine I can talk all day by the way name is Gleaming Stars and this is my daughter Forresta.”
“Hi how are you?” I didn’t say anything I just looked at them then a cat climb on the bed and layed on lap and she purred I giggled.
“What’s her name?” they were so surprised that I said something
“Her name is Snowfluff” I pet the small cat.
“My name is Leila.”
“Well it’s nice to meet you Leila and Forrest leave please you have school today
“Okay mom” she leaves the room.
“Okay...question why were you in that alley with your mom?”
“I don’t know all I remember was being dragged out of my room and through the streets with ponies looking at me I was crying and then we took a train here...”
“Wow...Leila I will leave you in here but know you will go to school tomorrow...I forgot to ask where are you from? If i may ask.”
“I’m from Manehatten...Bronx to be exact…”
“Wow that’s far well I will leave you to recover...just don’t go walking around you’re still injured.” I nodded she starts to walk out the room    
“Wait can I have a tennis ball and...where am I exactly?”
“Okay and you are in Ponyville.” Wow I am far from home...I don’t have any guardians now since...it was only me and mommy…I’m all alone now...abandoned…
“Here.” she gives me a tennis ball and leave the room I just throw it at the wall for a few hours I ended up getting a streak going longet I got was two hundred hits on one spot…

The next day…

“There! she should be fine to walk but no physical contact okay?
“Do you understand Lelia no physical contact.”
 “Yeah I know…” I don’t want to go to school today...I wasn’t accepted in Manehatten why should it be different here?
“Okay I got your stuff from Manehatten you will live here in this room with Forresta until we can get another room built.”
“Okay…” I grab my stuff and prepare to go to school.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
“Not without a lunch you are.” I didn’t really think she would give me one because my mom didn’t give me one and I had to live like that.
“Thank you…”
“Hey your my daughter now...okay I’m not like your old one.”
“Whatever…” I walk out the front door expecting the hustle and bustle like Manehatten...but it was calm there were a few ponies here and there but otherwise it was calm...I slowly walked to school expecting to be jumped any second but I wasn’t...Ponyville is a quiet quaint city.

Later on...at school

        “Alright everyone take a seat I have some news for you all we have a new student! her name Leila!” I shyly walk out with my mane covering my face and glasses
        “Hi…” I say quietly as possible…
        “You can sit in between Lena and Lune.” I walk to the middle and sit in the seat next to the red and brown ponies  
        “Hi my name is Lena my brother August sits up front” she points to a brown colt with a Lion King type mane.
        “And mine is Lune it’s nice to meet you Leila.”
        “You don’t sound like you’re from around here, where are you from?” Lune asked
        “I’m from Manehatten the Bronx to be exact.”
        “Oh cool!” Lena said excitingly
        “Can we just pay attention to the lesson…” I tune them out and listen to the lesson Mrs. Cheerilee was teaching.