• 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 Six: Meeting Twilight and Going Over Some Old History

You slowly shook your head as you tried to process where you were. You suddenly remembered that you were on a train to a town called Ponyville. The stallion in front of you was supposed to be your personal guard, his name was Dawning Zeal, he was handpicked by Celestia to guard you during the day from anything that would wish to harm you. “Yeah, I know.” You said while rubbing the bridge between your nose. "How far are we from Ponyville?" You asked him while letting out a tired sigh.

"Not long, probably fifteen minutes or so." He said without looking at you. From what you had already figured out about most guards who work at the castle don't really talk much, unless you talk to them. Zeal seemed to continue to follow this rule despite not being at the castle or being a guard there anymore.

"You don't talk much do you?" You asked him, wanting to know if it was because he was trained trained not to speak or was he just naturally silent.

"Not really, I was trained to look, observe and to protect, not talk. I don't speak unless spoken too, sir."

"You're going to be away from the castle for a while, so you might as well speak freely. I don't want a mindless servant who doesn't speak up unless his master says so." This seemed to have gotten his attention, since he was now looking at you. It didn't take much to see that he was young, but experienced. He probably joined the guard as soon as he left school.

"Are you asking me to speak freely sir?"

"No, I'm actually telling you too. I'm ordering you to speak to me as if we were friends, not master and servant."

Zeal gave you a smirk as he then began to look out of the window again. "Yes sir. May I ask you a question, then?"

"Go ahead."

"If you're supposed to be some all powerful god, then why do I have to protect you?"

"What's the reason why you protect Celestia and Luna? To protect us, duh. Trust me when I say we're not as all powerful as you think, we do get tired and we do have weaknesses, Even we need guards." You said while standing up from your seat.

"Where are you going?" He asked you.

"I'm going to use the bathroom." You said while walking away from your current seat and towards the nearest bathroom. As you walked towards the bathroom, someone brushed into each other, causing the both of you to look at each other. The pony that had bumped into you had on a brown robe that covered her entire body, the only part of her you could actually see was a small part of her face, which hid away her eyes, so you couldn’t see. The only thing that you could see was her fur which pastel violet and bits and pieces of her mane was purple and white. A small smile formed on her face as she turned to look at you.

“Oops, I’m sorry for that. I wasn't watching where I was going.” She apologized. The mare gave off a weird feeling, there was no way you could really describe it, she just felt a little…off.

“No, it’s ok…It was partially my fault as well. I also wasn’t watching where I was going.” You said to her while nodding your head. You slowly turned around to walk away, but stopped upon hearing that she was still talking to you.

“Are you headed to Ponyville?” She asked sounding a little amused at the thought.

“Yeah…why do you ask?”

“No reason, it’s a fun town to live in. I know this because I was born there. The ponies who live in Ponyville are really nice and supportive of other ponies. I’m sure you’ll love it.” She said while offering you a small hand shake. You looked at her hand for a few seconds before looking back at her. She had the same grin on her face that didn’t allow you to figure out what she was thinking. You reluctantly shook the mares hand and told her that you really needed to used the bathroom. She only replied with a small nod before walking away from you.

Being the God of Death you can pass right through walls, chairs, tables and such, you rarely have any problem properly interacting with floors, stairs or any other structures people are meant to walk upon, but you decided to just grab the handle like a regular pony and walk in, however you stop for a few seconds only to get a good look at the mare, but only to see that she is nowhere to be seen.

This caused you to blink a few times before continuing into the bathroom. You quickly closed the door and began to use it. The whole using a bathroom and eating thing kind of made you mad. It seemed to be very repetitive and unnecessary, but of course you would think this, because you’re not the one who created these mortals, you don’t really have that much knowledge on why they do the things they do. Your job is to kill them, not create them.

When you finished using the bathroom you left it and headed back to your seat. Zeal still had the same unchanged expression as before. He paid you a passing glance and nodded his head. “We’ve almost reached Ponyville.” He said while grabbing his one duffle bag that was filled with clothes and probably some money to last him a while.

“Hey, did you happen to see a mare walk by? She had one a large black robe on like mine.” You asked taking a seat.

Zeal took a few seconds to think before shaking his head. No, the only pony I've seen has been you and the other passengers. I haven’t seen anypony of that description.” Zeal gave you a look of concern before looking around at the other ponies around. Most were minding their business and would only look at you every now and then. ”What did you see?” He asked sounding serious.

“Nothing really...I was just talking to her before I used the bathroom. She had this weird aura around her that didn't seem normal.” You rubbing your chin as the image of the mare popped up in your mind again.

“Maybe she was goddess. She probably noticed who you are.”

“I highly doubt that. No one besides for Celestia and Luna, know that I’m back, besides if that was a God, I would have known. This mare felt...different.” You said finishing with a sigh, before slouching back in seat. “Nevermind, forget I said anything.” Zeal slowly nodded his head as he leaned back as well, but instead of looking back out of the window, he decided to keep an eye out for someone of the mares description.

After waiting a few more seconds you felt the train come to slow, but complete stop, looking outside you could see that you had arrived at Ponyvilles train station. Upon stepping off the train you were greeted by a purple young alicorn.

“Hello, I am-”

“Twilight Sparkle, right? Celestia told me who you were. Nice too meet you, I’m Letum.” You said extending your hand out for a handshake.

“Nice to meet you too...Celestia told me that were on some type of pilgrimage, is that right?” She asked shake your hand.

“Yeah, I’m here to find myself...or something like that.” You said looking at Zeal as he slowly walked off of the train. He bowed to to the young mare and walk up to introduce himself.

“Hello, Princess. My name is Dawning Zeal, but you can call me Zeal.” The young princess bowed back to him and nodded her head.

“It’s nice to meet you too, Zeal.” She said giving him a warm smile.

“So tell me. Celestia didn't tell us where we're going to be staying. Mind if I ask where?” You asked folding your arms.

Twilight placed her index finger on her chin as she replied back to you. “You’re going to be staying with me at the library. Don’t worry I have plenty of extra rooms so you can stay.” She while signalling you to follow her back to her home. Celestia didn't tell you much about Twilight, except that she was a princess. You decided to take the time that you had right now in order to see how much you could learn about her.

“Hey, Twilight mind if I ask you a few questions?” You asked her walking beside her.

“I don’t mind. I also have some questions for you but I’ll ask mine later. So what do you want to know?”

“I see that you’re an Alicorn. Tell me, who are you parents.”

Twilight let out a small chuckle as she looked at you. “I know where you’re going with this. I wasn’t actually born an Alicorn. I was originally a unicorn. My parents are both regular old unicorns.”

“I see. So that’s how she’s keeping things together. She’s turning mortals into gods in order to replace the ones that were lost.” You said curiously. You made it a mental note to ask Celestia about this the next time you saw her.

“Now here’s my question for you. The message I received from Celestia only told me that you were supposedly an old friend of hers, is that true? If so how old are you? What type of god are you?” Twilight sounded as if she was truly fascinated by you. This made you wonder how much did Celestia tell her, like did she tell her about the past or did she only tell her a few small things.

“So Celestia told you that we were just old friends, huh? I guess she can say that. She’s my younger sister, not by blood, though.” You said watching as Twilight looked at you with her mouth open wide.

“You’re her brother? How much older are you ?” She asked.

“Ahh...I don’t really know, roughly about a few thousand years or more I don’t know. I wasn’t really keeping track at the moment. Do you know about the creation story.”

“I know a little about it. There aren’t many books that cover the topic, and Celestia refuses to tell any further than that she and Luna created the sun and the moon respectively.”

“That is true, but let me tell you a little more. In the beginning, two beings came into existence. Those beings were Endless and his younger brother which is me. When he came into being immediately after. Endless controls the fabric of Time, while I controlled concept of Death.” You gave off a small sigh as you tried to keep the story PG13 and keep some of the parts from the beginning a secret. “I can’t really tell you how we were born, because all I remember was that I didn’t exist one second, while the next second I did the next. You may find this confusing, but imagine not knowing how you were created and being instantly thrown into a war without warning, because this is what happened to me.”

‘War? What do you mean?’

“At the time of our birth, the universe didn’t exist. Life didn’t exist. Practically nothing did and that was just it. We were at war with nothing, except that they were something.”

“How can you be at war with both something and nothing? That doesn’t make sense.” Zeal said finally deciding to speak up.

You sighed and shrugged your shoulders. “It doesn’t have too. When me and Endless came The Primordial was a great being whose power greatly outmatched mine and every other god in almost every way possible. It was in a war with other beings that we called The Meanwhiles and Neverweres, mindless beings that somehow existed but didn’t at the same time. I think they were failed attempts at creations that were supposed to have existed, but only made it halfway. When me and Endless appeared, The Primordial mistook the both of us for being one of them and immediately tried to kill us. It took a lot of persuasion to finally get it to realize that we weren’t a threat. It then forcefully enlisted us and every other elder god that later came into existence afterwards into the war against his enemies. Of course with my brothers and sisters help we eventually defeated them and seal them in the prison known as Tartarus, but The Primordial became distrust worthy of me and my brethren so he tried to kill us. So we banded together and went to war with the beast.

The war against The primordial lasted for centuries as needless to say we were able to defeat it and sealed him into the same prison with the same enemies he hated. With the Primordial gone, we were free to do what we wanted. There are ten Elder gods. The oldest being Endless who created Time, then me who created the concept of Death, Forever created the universe, Discord was created the chaos and carnage that accompanied the creation of the universe, Celestia appeared and created the sun as well as every other star, Gaia created the planets and life, Typhoon created the sky and the atmosphere, Oceanus created seas and water, Order who created Laws and maintained order, Luna who created the Moon and Darkness, and Delirium created Destruction and Insanity, her original name was Delight, but for some reason she changed and turned into Delirium. To tell you the truth not one of us are actually related. We just call each other brothers and sister, since we participated in the war together. You know like brothers in arms?” You said finishing your story. “So that’s pretty much it. Anymore questions?”

Twilight came to a complete stop, causing you to realize that you had reached the library. As you looked at you couldn’t help but feel kind of amazed. Even two thousand years ago, you had never seen someone actually build a house into a tree and live in it. “Wow... I don’t really know what to make of that story. “

“Neither do I.” Zeal added.

“Why isn't the story listed in books or documents?” She asked.

“I don’t know. A long time ago there were books but I guess they're gone now, history tends to disappear every now and then, but eventually it comes back.” Twilight nodded her head.

“You have a point. Come on in. I have a few more things to ask you.” She said while opening up the door to her home and walking in. “Spiiiike! I’m home!”