• Published 28th Jul 2013
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My Little Decepticon - Astral Sketch

A Decepticon soldier awakens in a strange new world.

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Close Encounter

The yellow pegasus and the giant robot were both frozen in place as they looked at each other. Neither one said a single word, then the Cybertronian slowly got up to his feet. Fluttershy was in awe as she saw this metal giant standing before her. Of all the creatures she had ever meet she had never seen anything like it, she had encountered bipeds before but this giant was so tall that she barley reached passed its ankle. Spincap on the other hand did not know what to do now that he had been spotted . Should I attack? he thought but where would that get him? Especially since he was alone on this planet and he'll most likely need whatever help he could get. Also for some reason he didn't think he could bring himself to attack this native. Just looking at its big eyes and how small and helpless it looked made him decide not to, so he tried communicating with it instead.

What do I say? I'm not sure this life-form will understand me... Wait I know, I can use the universal greeting! how did it go again? Oh right Spincap thought.

As Fluttershy continue to examine the giant, she tried to think of what she should do.

He's so big and he hasn't said a thing, what should I do? Should I keep waiting for him to speak first? or do I introduce myself? she thought.

"Bah Weep Graaagnah Wheep Ni Ni Bong," Spincap said.

Fluttershy was surprised that the giant had just spoken even though she had no idea what it just said. After a few seconds Spincap began to doubt that the life-form understood him.

So much for the universal greeting he thought.

"Um... excuse me but I don't know what that means" said Fluttershy softly.

"Wait, you speak Cybertronian?" said Spincap in disbelief.

Fluttershy squeaked as she crouched closer to the ground.

"I... I don't know... am I?" said a shaking Fluttershy.

After seeing this yellow organic cower before him, Spincap decided to change the subject.

"It doesn't matter, really its fine as long as we can understand each other, OK?" said Spincap.

"O... OK" Fluttershy replied.

"Look I'm not going to hurt you OK, my name is Spincap and I just wanted to ask you a few questions.Is that alright with you?" he asked.

"OK" replied Fluttershy feeling more at ease

She then sat up from the ground and looked at the Cybertronian with more curiosity.

"So do you have a name?" Spincap asked.

"Flutter...shy" she whispered.

"I didn't catch that what did you say your name was again?" Spincap asked again.

"Fluttershy" she said.

"Fluttershy huh, can you tell me where I am?" Spincap asked.

"Um, well this is Ponyville and that's where I live" said Fluttershy pointing to her cottage.

"Ponyville?" Spincap said "OK, this is going to sound weird but what planet am I on?"

After over an hour of traveling Twilight, Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie had finally made it back to where Twilight and Rainbow Dash first saw the satellite.

"Ok we're back at the mountain so what's next?" asked Rainbow Dash.

"We start looking" said Twilight as she prepared the camera she had brought, "remember girls we're just going to observe that flying machine. So if you see it keep your distance there no knowing what it might do next if it thinks its threaten."

"So your just gonna take pictures of it?" asked Applejack.

"Correct, we're just going observe and document it," Twilight answered, "think about it if that thing is indeed of alien origin then we'll have proof of pony kind's first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence."

"But Twi, how do you know that things from space?" asked Applejack.

"Because I'm always reading up on all the most recent technological advancements and from the close up Rainbow Dash and I had earlier, I knew that that thing was way too advance to be made by anypony," said Twilight with some excitement.

"Alright then girls here's the plan we're going to split up into pairs and go around the mountain. Also I brought each of you a camera just in case anyone of us see's the machine. Rainbow and I will go this way, Applejack you and Pinkie Pie are going to go... wait a minute where's Pinkie Pie?" said Twilight.

The three mares looked around to find where their pink friend had gone. Then suddenly before they knew it they heard her excitedly calling out to them.

"HEY LOOK OVER HERE!" said Pinkie Pie as she waved to her friends.

The other three rushed over to her and when they did their jaws dropped at the sight of a giant foot print in front of them. They also found another, then another it was a trail of giant foot prints.

"Pinkie Pie! do you know what you just found!?" said Twilight.

"Of course I do, it's a foot print silly," said Pinkie Pie.

"What do you think could made it?" asked Applejack.

"I... I don't know, I've never seen a foot print like this before. It's too small to be a dragon and it's definitely not an ursa" said Twilight.

"Whatever it is its huge!" said Rainbow Dash.

"And it looks like it was made not too long ago," said Applejack.

Twilight was silent as she examined the foot prints and took a picture, she could also see from where they were coming from.

"Girls I think we should follow them to its place of origin" said Twilight.

"What? are you serious?" asked Applejack.

"Yes if these track are fresh than whatever it is that made these won't be there, we might be able to find its lair." said Twilight.

"Wait what about the flying machine?" asked Rainbow Dash.

"I have a strong feeling that the machine we saw and the creature that made these foot prints are somehow connected," explained Twilight.

"But what if it comes back?" asked Applejack.

"We'll stay just long enough to get a few photographs for documentation then we'll head back to Ponyville and write to Princess Celestia, she'll know what we should do from there," said Twilight.

The four of them then proceeded to follow the giant tracks to their source which eventually took them to the mouth of a cave within the mountain.

"I thought you said the thing was an alien," said Rainbow Dash, "don't aliens come from space what's it doing inside a cave".

"This cave looks like it was made recently" said Twilight, "it must have been made from that earthquake back when we dropped the potion".

"Wait, your saying that whatever it is we're looking for has been inside this mountain all this time?" asked Applejack.

"Wow being inside a mountain for so long that can't be comfortable" said Pinkie Pie.

"This doesn't make sense, this mountain has always been here since the beginning of written history," said Twilight.

"So what now?" asked Applejack.

*gulp* "we going in to take a look," Twilight replied.

The four of them entered the cave and as it got darker Twilight caste an illumination spell so they could see. Although the entry way to the cave was made recently the tunnel inside appeared to be ancient.

"Look at the sediment of the soil," Twilight said as she examined the cave wall, "this cave is ancient, millions of years possibly".

"So your saying that whatever walked out of here has been alive for that long?" asked Rainbow Dash.

"WOW! that's old, so many birthdays," said Pinkie Pie.

They continued farther inside the cave and at the end they entered a huge chamber. For more visibility Twilight intensified the light from her horn and soon after all four of them were amazed at what they found. It was a massive object, bigger than a building and it was made from a bronze like metal and it also appeared to be partially damaged.

"This is incredible!" said Twilight as she began taking snap shots.

"What is it?" asked Applejack.

"My guess is that it's some kind of craft and judging from the tunnel we came in from and the partial damage to the outside it must have crashed here," said Twilight.

Rainbow Dash flew up close to the pod's haul and tapped it with her hoof making a clanking sound that echoed within the chamber.

"This thing sure is tough," she said.

"Rainbow! I don't think touching it is a good idea!" Yelled Twilight.

"Look more footprints!" said Pinkie Pie.

By the way the prints were laid out it looked like the giant came out from a giant hatch at the side of the craft. Twilight's scientific curiosity wanted her to see if she could open the hatch and look inside but she knew that that would be a bad idea. Especially since the creature that came from here could be back at any moment and she had no way of knowing if its hostile or not.

"We should hurry back to Ponyville and let the Princess know what we found immediately," said Twilight.

"But aren't you gonna take more pictures?" asked Pinkie Pie.

"I already have plenty for now, but we got to hurry" said Twilight.

As Twilight started to head back to town the other three began to follow. They traveled as fast as they could through the Everfree Forest. Eventually they had to slow down from all the running but by then they knew that they were not far from town.

"Rainbow Dash isn't Fluttershy's cottage nearby?" asked Twilight.

"Yeah we're almost there actually," Rainbow Dash answered.

Now that they could see the light from the edge of the forest they continued forward towards Fluttershy's cottage.

Spincap was sitting on the ground as he continued to talk to Fluttershy, although it was a slow start he was able to learn several things about the planet he was on. Apparently he was in a land called Equestria and the natives called themselves ponies which come in three main sub-species. He also found out that they are not the only sentient species on this world which could be useful information in the future. As for their technology, he only confirmed what the satellite had already told him. Although she was hesitant about talking about herself he was able to learn a few things about this yellow pegasus which is what she said she was. As her name implies she was indeed very shy and it turns out that her occupation was taking care of the local wildlife. Spincap was silent as he took a moment to process what he had learned.

O.k. let's see, the pod is buried under a mountain, I'm stuck in an unknown, primitive organic world filled with little creatures called ponies and Primus knows when and if my distress signal actually makes it back home. This is not looking good he thought.

"Can I ask you a question?" said Fluttershy weakly.

"Huh, what?" said Spincap.

"I mean... if it's OK with you" she said.

"A question... OK" he answered.

"You said you came from another world right? what's your home world like?" Fluttershy asked.

Spincap didn't know how to answer that but before he could they were interrupted by a voice.


Twilight, Applejack, Pinkie and Rainbow Dash rushed out of the forest and when they reached the cottage and they were shocked at what they saw next to their friend.


Author's Note:

Thanks for reading, I hope you all enjoyed this chapter. As always comments are welcomed