• Published 24th May 2014
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Crystal Ballerina - BlueSkyHeadLeft010



What is the meaning of life? For me it means getting a second chance. You wouldn't think that buying a simple Pearl from an old geezer at a gas station would transport you to Equestria right? Wrong. Now I'm stuck here with this Pearl on my

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Mixed Magic

I found out that once I was isolated away in my room on board the train, my form changed back to its previous one. So I was stuck wearing that ugly ballerina costume, again!

The green mare had been nice enough to pack extra bits for me, so when I was still a pony I bought an apple on board and now I was happily munching away at it. One thing that was nice about Equestria was the fact their food tasted ten times better than anything Earth could have offered me. I savored every last bite of that apple before I tossed it away in the trash can.

Now that my stomach was satisfied, I leaned back on my seat and looked out the window. The brochure I acquired at the station told me that the train was passing by 'Everfree forest', a place full of untamed magic and dangerous beings, to get to Ponyville. I watched some of the trees of the Everfree pass by as I pondered how exactly Equestria worked.

According to several of the magazines sitting in my small makeshift room, there were three tribes of ponies: Earth, Pegasi, and Unicorns. Each had unique magical properties, and by law were each treated equally. The magazines also briefly mentioned other creatures that came from far off places; Zebras, Dragons, Griffons, Minotaurs, Breezies, and Ahuizotl? Well, no one could say that the place wasn't lacking imagination!

The fact that none of them mentioned anything about Humans was troublesome though... If Equestria relied on magic to sustain life, then it was apparent that Earth and Equestria worked in two very different ways.

Which lead me to my next train of thought. Back when I was fighting the changelings, was I actually using some sort of magic? It was apparent that my form had changed since I arrived in Equestria, but there was no way I was using the same sort of magic any one else was.

I looked up to where the pearl was siting on top of my head. It was what got me here, so therefore it was the reason I could do magic. I focused on trying to summon that strange blue wand from before but no dice. I guess because I didn't feel threatened, the pearl wouldn't summon the weapon. I changed tactics to trying to become a pony again.

This time something actually happened! My form wavered like before, but it felt more controlled and direct as I started shrinking again and success! I admired my earth pony form once more as I did a small twirl around the room before relaxing and trying to summon up my usual form. A few seconds later I was back as a human, and did a celebratory fist pump into the air. Hey, this wasn't as hard as I thought!

Perhaps over time using my magic wouldn't be as tough as it was currently...

I stowed away my stray thoughts as the train came to a halt and the conductor yelled for everypony to get off. I grinned excitedly as I changed back into a pony once more and grabbed my saddlebags.

This was it! Ponyville was right in front of me!

I beamed excitedly as I walked out of the train's doorways and pondered; what would be in store for me here?