“Okay, Contact, you’re now enrolled in the Ponyville School,” Twilight said as she entered Contact’s to see him in front of a mirror without his reflection in it.
“I read one of the books in your library while you were gone,” Contact replied.
“Really? Which one?” Twilight asked as she walked over to Contact.
“‘Ponyvania’,” he replied.
“Um, which one? There are two,” Twilight said nervously.
“Definitely not the one with three ‘X’’s on the cover with a picture of-’
“Okay, Contact, just get to the point,” Twilight replied stopping contact mid-sentence.
“My point is: In ‘Ponyvania’, the vampony didn’t have a reflection.”
“I don’t have a reflection.”
“If anypony found I didn’t have a reflection, they‘d think I was a vampony.”
“Look, don’t worry, you’ll be alright.”
“Are you sure?” Contact said as he looked at Twilight.
“Certainly,” she replied smiling.
The following day…
“Fillies and gentlecolts, We have a new addition to our class today,” Cheerilee said as cheerfully as usual. “Please stomp your hooves and give a warm welcome to Contact!” she said before Contact stepped into the classroom. He was wearing his day vest.
“Look at that vest!” a colt student said.
“Ha ha, looks like it belongs on a filly!” another colt teased.
“And look at his eyes and horn!” another said
“You three, no more comments!” Cheerilee said pointing to the colts who teased Contact.
“It’s alright, Miss Cheerilee,” Contact said as he looked at the teacher. “Let them have their fun. I find no reason to be mad at such irrelevant comments.”
“Such a big word, irrelevant, for someone so young,” Cheerilee commented.
“Let’s just say I’m older than I look,” Contact mumbled under his breath.
“What was that, Contact?” Cheerilee asked unable to clearly hear what Contact said.
“I said ‘I hope to have a good time here’,” Contact lied.
“Nothing like a student that loves to learn,” Cheerilee said as she walked to her desk. “Um, Contact we only have one open desk today, but it’s near the two Changeling students, is that alright?”
“Yes, Miss Cheerilee, I’m already friends with them,” Contact said as he began walking to the back of the room.
“Eww, he’s friends with those two things!” Silver Spoon said after hearing Contact’s words.
“Look’s like we have a weirdo as a new kid,” Diamond Tiara commented afterward. causing everyone but the C.M.C., Myx, and Nix to laugh.
“I find your comments meaningless, Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara,” Contact replied before taking his seat to the left of Myx and Nix.
“How do you know our names?’ Diamond said.
“Yeah, we never told you!” Silver concluded
“Um, your cutie marks say it all,” Apple Bloom said as she turned around in her sea to look at the two fillies.
Diamond and Silver looked at their cutie marks and saw what she meant.
“Who asked you?” the two said simultaneously.
“Now, girls, now is not the time to argue,” Cheerilee said as she looked in the direction of Diamond and Silver. “Now grab your books off the shelf and turn to lesson ninteen one,” she said before the students did as told. “Contact, you’ll have to share a book until I can get you one ordered.”
“Yes, Miss Cheerilee,” Contact replied as he stayed at his desk.
“You can share mine,” Myx said as he sat back down in his seat after getting his book.
“Thank you, Myx,” Contact said as he leaned over and looked at Myx’ book.
“Okay, today’s lesson is on the tale of Nightmare Moon and how…”
Several hours later…
“Okay, time for recess,” Cheerilee said before all the students, except Contact and the twins, rushed out of the classroom and into the playfield beside the school.
“Myx, Nix, do you always stay in the classroom?” Contact asked as he faced his two friends.
“Yeah,” they replied simultaneously, lowering their heads as they did.
“Why not try to make friends?” he asked the two twins.
“Because nopony even cares about us other than you, Mamma, and Pappa,” Myx replied.
“Have you even tried?” Contact asked before they raised their heads and looked at each other then at Contact.
“Not really,” they said, again, simultaneously.
“Come with me, I may be able to help with that,” Contact said as he headed for the door.
“Oh, okay,” they replied, this time at different times.
In the playfield…
“Hey, weirdo, are the Changelings trying to take your soul yet?” Diamond said causing herself and Silver to laugh at them.
“No, Diamond, maybe they already took it. Remember how he keeps saying our comments are meaningless!” Silver said between laughs.
“You’re so mean!” Nix said, angered, causing her eyes to flare a violet mist.
“Sister, no!” Myx said getting between Nix and the two filly-bullies.
“What’s up with her eyes?” Diamond said as she backed away a bit.
“I don’t know but I think we should tell the teacher,” Silver said before she and Diamond turned around and began running to the school house.
“Well, that plan went out the window,” Myx said as he faced Contact.
“Hey you three,” Apple Bloom said as she came walking by the three friends. “I heard the whole thang, and I know how it feels ta’ have them two being mean to ya.”
“Are you here to-”
“No she isn’t, Nix,” Contact said cutting his friend off. “If I am correct she came to ask you if you wanted to be her friend.”
“Why, how did you know?” Apple Bloom asked in wonder.
“Let me just say ‘I had a feeling’,” Contact said as he turned around and began walking to the school.
“Wait!” Apple BLoom called out causing Contact to stop and turn around. “Don’t you be my friend too?”
“Please, not now,” Contact said as he looked at the filly. “But if I need a friend, I know where to look,” he concluded before resuming his path back into the school.
“Well, that went about as expected,” Myx commented.
“Hey, since you two ain’t got cutie marks, ya’ll might can join the Cutie Mark Crusaders!” Apple Bloom exclaimed.
“Um, let’s ask Mamma,”Myx said before his wings buzzed in a sort of Morse Code pattern.
“Why’d ya do that?” Apple Bloom asked.
“It’s our way of talking to Mamma when we’re far away,” Nix said
“Mamma says it’s alright,” Myx said as he jumped up and down, hovering at the peak of his jump for a second.
“Yay!” Apple Bloom said as she pranced from side to side. “Come ta’ Sweet Apple Acres after school. I have a club house in one of the fields that I’d like ya ta’ see. I’ll meet ya in front of the barn.”
“Alright,” the twins said.
“Alright, students, back inside for lunch!” Cheerilee called from the door of the school house.
After hearing this, all the students went back inside.
“Contact, didn’t you bring any lunch?” Cheerilee asked as she saw he didn’t bring anything to eat.
“No ma’am,” Contact replied.
“Why?” Cheerilee asked as she walked over to him.
“I don’t get hungry often,” he replied.
“What? A growing colt your age should eat as much as they can,” Cheerilee commented before presenting an apple to Contact.
“But, Miss Cheerilee-”
“No ‘but’’s, Contact, I expect you to eat it,” Cheerilee said in a stern tone.
“Yes, ma’am,” Contact said before reaching for the apple in Cheerilee’s hoof.
“Contact, why aren’t you using your magic to grab the apple?” Cheerilee asked as she pulled her hoof away from Contact a bit.
“I cannot use magic,” he simply replied.
“That’s silly. All unicorns use magic,” Cheerilee stated.
“Not all of them. There have been extremely rare cases where a unicorn was born with the in-ability to perform magic,” Contact said as he lowered his head.
“Oh, I’m sorry… I just… didn’t think… that that… actually… occurred,” Cheerilee said nervously as she set the apple on his desk.
“Hey, Silver Spoon did you hear that? The new foal can’t perform magic!” Diamond said followed by the entire class, with the exception of the C.M.C. and the twins, laughing and pointing their hooves at Contact.
“It ain’t funny!” Apple Bloom yelled causing every colt and filly to be silenced.
“How would you like to be a unicorn and never be able to use magic?” Sweetie Belle asked as she stood on her desk.
“Yeah, or how about a earth pony that can’t kick worth a stack of hay?” Scootaloo continued as she did the same.
“Or a pegasus pony that can’t fly?” Apple Bloom said doing the same as her friends.
“Hey!” Scootaloo exclaimed.
“Sorry, Scootaloo,” Apple Bloom said.
“Our point is: How would you like to be the one in your family that can’t do anything like the others?” Sweetie Belle concluded.
“Who asked you to ask us that?” a colt shouted out.
“Yeah, maybe we should teach these fillies some manners!” another yelled.
“Students, settle down!” Cheerilee said trying to deter the uproar caused by the colts, but to no avail.
Soon the C.M.C. were all on Apple Bloom’s desk looking at the group of foals around them.
“Leave them alone!” Contact yelled drawing all the attention back to himself.
“And what are you going to do about it?” a colt said.
Suddenly, Contact’s eyes flashed and his stone chest appeared on his desk. He took out the Black collar with the Maroon and Sea Blue gems in it and put it on.
His coat turned White, the tips of his primary coverts became Maroon, his lesser coverts became Sea Blue, his mane and tail became Sea Blue, the lines on his horn turned Sea Blue, and his eyes became faded Sea Blue and faded Maroon.
“Don’t make me do this,” he said before all the colts and fillies, except the C.M.C. and the twins, rushed to the far side of the room screaming.
“Contact! What-!” Cheerilee said before fainting.
“I hoped not to resort to this but seeing such discord makes me feel… different,” Contact said before removing the collar and returning to his normal day form.
“Did somepony call my name?” a voice said from behind Contact.
“Discord!” the entire class yelled.