• Published 24th Jul 2013
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Gods Among Us - Gravitiaxis

You are an ancient god who dates back to times of the beginning. However you have been lost to time due a major wound that you had gotten a long time ago, turned you into stone. A few thousand years have pasted and you're now reintroduced to the

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Chapter Fifteen: Ancient Secrets Part One

You placed a hand on Twilights shoulder "I'm all for learning more about that ancient tome you bought yesterday. What about you Zeal?"

Your companion nodded his head unenthusiasticly. " I'm alright with that. I mean I didn't sign up for this, but hey whatever."

Twilight clapped her hands in delight."Thank you! You guys have just made my life a little bit easier." she said reaching into her pockets, handing you a bag full of bits. " Dodgy Trader should be in the same part of town he was yesterday, if not just ask around for him you'll be able to find them eventually."

You nodded your head and quickly left the library leaving Twilight to her for my activities.

Ponyville was surprisingly easy to navigate. You would have thought that in the future things would have gotten a lot more complicated but surprisingly things are relatively simple.

The townsfolk were also very lively and nice, this brought a smile to your face you were glad to see that the world has changed a lot in the past two thousand years not only technologically but socially as well. That was barely accomplished back in your time and it took the end of the world to bring the races together.
The sight of all this really made you believe that everything that you had to sacrifice was actually worth it. You didn't know if this was actually true but it did rest easy on your heart as you hope it was.

"So disgusting. All this peace and harmony, don't you think?" A familiar voice appeared from out of nowhere. You stopped walking which caused zeal to look at you funny.

"What's wrong?" he asked noticing the confused look on your face.

"Did you say something?" you asked.

" Yeah, I asked if you were okay?"

" No, before that."

Zeal shook his head. "No. I didn't."

You took a few seconds to assess your thoughts. "Am I hearing things now?" you asked yourself as you placed your hand on your forehead. "I can't be. I heard her voice. It was so clear and... vivid. I shouldn't be able to hear her... it shouldn’t be possible."

"Everything is possible, Death." the Voice said. Instead of being distant, the voice now felt like it was a close whisper.

" Letum! Snap out of it!" Zeal yelled.

" Sorry! Sorry... I'm just hearing things." You said shaking your head. " I think I'm still a little bit tired, I should snap out of it eventually."

Zeal gave you a suspicious book before shrugging his shoulders. "If you say so... Now where is this merchant supposed to be at?" he said changing the subject.

"Towards the shopping district. His stand is setup at the edge of the district." You replied.

Zeal let out a tired sigh. " Thats so far."

"No it isn't. Its just a 30 minute walk from here." you said rolling your eyes at his laziness.

" I know how far away it is, I'm just wondering why didn't you think about picking the more easy job."

"The more easy... This was the easiest job!" you yelled. " All we have to do is just pay for this book and the rest of the day is ours."

"Hmm, true. You do have a point."

"Come on, let's go."

The two of you headed through the shopping district, your memory appeared to have proved to be right. Traders shop will set up a considerable amount of distance away from everyone else is. As you move through the small crowd of people you felt something bump into you.

"Oops!" said a small child like voice.

You took a few steps back to see a yellow mare with a red mane. “Sorry about that mister." The teenager said backing up a few feet in order to get a better look at who she was talking too. She must have been half asleep. You couldn't blame her it was early in the morning, so you didn't really mind.

"Its alright. Just watch where you're going next time." you said tipping your hood to her. You tried to walk away but she got in your way again.

"Wait a minute... Have we met before? Because you look kinda familiar." Applebloom said moving closer so she could get a closer look at you.

" I doubt it." you said shrugging your shoulders.

"Nah, I'm sure of it, but I can't remember your name. Maybe-"

"Applebloom! What are you doing? I need your help putting up the- Letum? What are you doing here? And who's your friend?" Applejack said emerging from behind her apple stand.

"Oh that's right. You're the guy Applejack told me about yesterday. Let-te-um." the teen said trying to pronounce your name.

"Hello Applejack. Nice to see you again too. This is Dawning Zeal, my personal bodyguard." you said slightly grimacing at the mention of him being your body guard.

"Howdy." Zeal said giving Applejack a firm handshake.

"That's what I'm supposed to say. Boys this is my little sister Applebloom. She works with me on the farm with my older brother Big Macintosh and my grandmother Granny Smith."

" I can see the resemblance." You said giving her a small smile.

"So, I see you didn't answer my question. Where are you doing out here, up so early in the morning?" Applejack asked.

"Running errands for Princess Twilight." Zeal said.

"Oh yeah? What does these errands consist of doing?" Applejack asked sound a bit nosey.

" Twilight wants us to purchase a book for her from a guy named Dodgy Trader." you said pointing at his stand with you not far from where you guys were standing at.

Applejack began to narrow her eyes that she look off at Trader who was conducting his business with a few shady looking customers. "Trader, huh?"

" I sense you don't like him very much do you?" you suggested.

"Its not that I don't like him... It's just..."

“He's kind of a weirdo." Applebloom finished.

“What she said.”

You slightly nodded your head. "I see where you're coming from. He does seem a bit off."

"So what type of book are you supposed to buy?" Applejack asked.

"Twilight likes to collect ancient books and items. So she tasked us with buying her latest find." Zeal said causing you to nodded your head in agreement.

"Yeah she's been doing that for the past couple years." Applejack said shaking her head in dismay.

" What? You don't like ancient runes?" Zeal joked.

AppleJack shook her head. "It just doesn't sit right with me. I mean all that stuff must have been hidden away for a reason right? I don't think we should be messing around with stuff that could be potentially dangerous. I tried telling Twilight this but she told me that if anything would happen, she would have it under control. Its not that I don't trust her, its just better to be safe than sorry, right?" Applejack said showing visible discomfort with the tempering of forbidden knowledge. Not many people would show Applejacks mindset on this matter, Zeal nodded his head as if he was either agreed or was acknowledging her ideals. A lot of history and secrets become lost over a long period of time so it would definitely seem beneficial to society if one were to uncover some of them.

You on the other hand didn't really know where you stood. Did you believe that the knowledge of the past should be shared with those of the future? Or maybe do you feel that Applejack has a point, some knowledge had to be locked away for a reason and shouldn't be tampered with. Or do you not care all together?

Author's Note:

Sorry about the two week delay, I got lazy. With school on the mind and all that I got too much to think about. So here's a choice.