• Published 9th Jul 2014
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Ten Against One - DJSkywalker



Ben had a bad life on Earth, with ten others sharing his mind. Then, one day he was sent to a far away land and the voices stopped. He thought he was free, but they only became stronger. This is their story.

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There's Another Omnitrix?!

Ugh, what happened? Last thing I remember, Lyra, Nyx, Twilight and I were walking through the door to the castle when...Ghostfreak!! I woke up, ignoring the fact that I was in Lyra’s arms. Will address that creepiness later. I sprang forward and put myself in front of the girls, blocking the Ectonurite from getting them. “Stay away from them Ghostfreak, or else!” I growled at him.

“Ok, I’m getting really weirded out here,” Ghostfreak said, holding his hands up.

“I will not fall for your tricks!”

“Look, I just woke up in your Fortress of Solitude knock off, ok so lay off,” he retorted, narrowing his eye.

“Heeeyyy, what’s wrong with my castle?” Twilight huffed.

“Yeah, this is a nice castle, much better than the one my sisters had in the Everfree that’s for sure,” I muttered, not taking my eyes of the spectre.

“Ok look, let’s all just calm down here,” Ghostfreak said, putting his hands up again. His eyes widened as a familiar symbol on his chest started to glow red, accompanied by a beeping sound. “Oh come on!” he shouted, reverting to a human form.

We all stared in surprise at what just happened. It really wasn’t… I couldn’t help that I broke into a relieved laugh. “Whew! Thank the gods! I was really getting worried there for a second!”

“Another human?!” said Lyra. “Sorry, but I’ve already got one.” She looked at me and licked her lips.

“I need an adult!”

“I’m an adult!”

“Not you!” I picked up Twilight and Nyx and placed them between the two of us. “Nope!” If I had fingers, I would have had both middle one’s raised. I’m getting so tired of this stalker!

“Can I get some help here?”

I looked over to the new human, immediately noticing that he was gripping his shoulder which was bleeding profusely. I stepped forward, narrowing my eyes to examine the wound closer. “Hmm, stab wound, not mortal, but is definitely gonna need some stitches. Twilight, can you go get the first aid kit? We need to treat this before it gets infected.”

“Um, alright Ben, if you say so.” She disappeared instantly in a bright magenta flash, returning a moment later with a kit. I take the kit in my hooves and rummage through for some alcohol to clean the wound. I may not know who this kid is, but he’s clearly a Displaced and I’ll be damned if I let someone die when I could have prevented it.

“Now, this is gonna sting like a mofo, so be prepared.”

“Just get it over with,” the human responded, wincing a bit. I worked fast, trying to clean as much as I could.

“This is only the cleaning, the stitches will be much worse. Trust me, been there, done that, never wanted to go back, but still did.” Sad, but true.

“Oh I know,” he responded, clenching his fists. “I am so claiming that guy’s sword.”

“Thought this kind of wound looked familiar. Haven’t been stabbed with a sword in ages myself, but I’m not complaining.” I handed the human a towel, a needle and thread in my hooves. “Bite down hard, no sense in biting your tongue off.”

“Thanks,” he said biting on to it, nodding his head. He closed his eyes, bracing for the pain.

As I worked diligently, Twilight seemed curious about my previous statement. “You’ve been stabbed with a sword?”

“Why would anypony want to stab my Benny with a sword?!” Lyra stated, sounding aghast.

“When you’re in the royal family and go around advocating peace in troubled times, you tend to make enemies. There were many times before that, but it happened a lot more frequently in my later years. Aaaaand done!” I finished by biting off the thread. “That’s the best I can do with a simple first aid kit, so you might want to see a real doctor at some point, just to be safe.”

“Thanks,” he said after spitting the towel out. As he moved his arm around he said, “Twilight, I’m not exactly sure whats going on.”

“I get the feeling that I do,” I told him. I started moving further into the castle. “Come with me to the living room, we got some things to discuss.” He must be new to this as well. This will surely be educational.

“As long as I don’t get stabbed again we’re golden,” the human said, following after the me and looking around. Twilight and Lyra followed as they moved into a very comfortable little den. The girls took the couch while myself and the human took two very comfortable chairs.

“Alright, so where do we begin with you, human?” asked Twilight.

“My name is Jason, Twilight, seriously?” Jason asked, crossing his arms with a wince.

“I’m sorry, but the only human I know is sitting in the other chair.”

“That doesn’t make any sense, you let me spend the night in the library. Hell, my alicorn form is based off your DNA,” he said, raising an eyebrow.

“Um, that’s impossible. My library was destroyed over two weeks ago.”

“It’s true! Plus if there was another human before my Benny, then I would have known about it!” stated the unicorn.

“I can prove it.” Jason said, popping up the dial of his Omnitrix before pushing it down. “Star Ocean!” he shouted, now in the form of an alicorn. “Forgive the name...I need to think of a better one.”

“Wow!” the unicorn beamed. “Hey Benny, that one looks and works different from yours!”

“Yes, Lyra,” I sighed, feeling the need to rub the spot between my eyes. This mare is going to be the death of me, I just know it. “That’s because it’s an earlier model. An imperfect one at that.”

“It’s been working fine for me,” Jason responded, a frown on his muzzle.

“Sorry, I wasn’t trying to be rude, just wasn’t a big fan of the original Omnitrix. Personally, I prefer its recalibrated state from the second series, but working with the finished model is much more beneficial.”

“Well you keep your tacky-ass iPhone model,” Jason retorted, glaring at me. Well faq you too dude! No need to be rude!

Twilight appeared to have had the same idea.“Jason, you are a guest in my house and I would appreciate it if you would not use such crude language in front of my daughter, even if she is unconscious at the moment.”

“When did you even get a kid!?” he asked, clearly getting worked up.

“That’s not the point at the moment,” I interrupted. Let’s not get off topic here kid. “What is the point is what you are doing here, Jason. I was already under the impression that there are a lot of us out there, but I was not expecting contact with another of our kind so soon after my previous one.”

“What are you on about? Contact with who and what's with this us thing?” Jason asked, tilting his head.

“Ah, so I’m your first human after traveling to Equestria, that puts things in better perspective... and I know you have questions Twilight, but I promise to explain everything to you later on.” Twilight closed her mouth, looking slightly embarrassed and disappointed. That is going to be a different conversation altogether. “So allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ben 10 and, like yourself, I am a Displaced.”

“You’re Ben 10?” Jason asked, his left eye twitching. “Sure why not, I’ve already run into Ansem, Xemnas and the damned Arishok! Who next? General Zod, Rita Repulsa! Freaking Vilgax!?” he demanded, slamming his hooves on the table. While the girls looked frightened by the burst of anger, I simply chuckled a little. Sure the his proclamation sounded highly ridiculous, but… I hate to say that stranger things have happened. But let’s leave Ares out of this… for now.

“It seems your world has been visited by several Displaced. That is certainly surprising. And no, I’m not the Ben 10. I was simply cosplaying him at Comic-Con before I made a deal that ended me up here. My name was already Ben and for reasons you don’t need to know I already had the ten, so bingo bango here we are five thousand years later.”

Jason took a deep breath, letting it out slowly. “Sorry about that... my life has just gotten really insane the last few days... “

I nodded sagely. “Ah, so you have only recently been displaced. I remember back when I first got sent here. Those were not happy times, especially with all the hell I’ve had to put up with. But after several millennia this place grows on ya.”

“Thats just dandy... “ Jason said sighing. “Wait... I remember you,” Jason said, pointing at my stalker.

“Huh?”

“You were at that party Pinkie threw for me. You took one look at me and shouted ‘I knew it!’”

“...I don’t follow.”

“Don’t mind it, Lyra. You must understand, Jason, you are not on the Equestria you know anymore. This one has only ever had one human inhabitant and that is me, has been that way for five thousand years and I intend to keep it that way. But from the sound of it, I feel I should warn you that Lyra will no doubt cause you some grief, I know she is for me.”

“You will fall for my affection!”

“We only just met!”

“Don’t care, you are this world’s only human and I’m its only anthropologist. We are destined for each other! Plus, have you seen yourself?!” Lyra puts on a sultry look. “Damn, boy you sexy.”

“Ok... that’s just weird.” Jason said shaking his head. How do you think I feel, dude? He tapped the Omnitrix, blinking when he ended up as a… what dafaq is that?! Kinda reminds me of a satyr, only a lot more humanoid. ”Huh, didn’t expect to use this one for a while.”

I looked at Jason strangely. “What the hell is that thing?”

“A Qunari. The Omnitrix scanned him when he stabbed me. I wonder if yours can scan this form?” he asked, raising an eyebrow.

I shook my head. “No thank you. That thing is creepy lookin’. I’ve already got way too many problems as it is without forms like that.”

“Your loss,” Jason said shrugging. “How are you still transformed?”

“Form lock. Remember, I’ve had years to mess with this watch. Voice commands finally kicked in after about fifty years, and the lock code didn’t come forward until after my second century.”

“You're serious?” Jason asked, giving me a flat look.

I smirked. “Kid, you can’t make this shiz up! I’ve seen some things man, and some stuff. I wouldn’t recommend it!”

Jason just rolled his eyes, his Omnitrix timing out. “I’ll need to look into that when I get back.”

I smiled at him, placing his hoof to my own Omnitrix. “Omnitrix, disengage form lock, code 1010.” A second later, I was consumed by green light, reverting to my human form. “Ah, it feels good to stretch the fingers. You never miss the little things until you can’t do them anymore.”

“So you got stuck looking like Ben?” Jason asked, looking me over. “That has to suck.”

“No, my old life sucked. You try being an orphan on the streets with a terrible mental condition. This place has done wonders for me!”

“I was talking about being stuck as someone else. I don’t think I could do that,” Jason said with a shiver.

I shrugged with a bored look. “Believe it or not, I actually looked like this back on earth. Messy brown hair, green eyes, the only thing I’ve been stuck with is the costume, which is awesome by the way. You’re letting life get you down too much dude, ya gotta relax and let things settle a little bit.”

“Yeah, you try doing that when thing from your childhood try and kill you.”

What? “I don’t follow.”

“I take it you’re not a gamer?”

“Street orphan usually confined to a psych ward, hello! The only thing I knew about culture was Cartoon Network and to stay away from Lady Gaga and if I ever saw Justin Beiber, shoot him down.” I really wish I had met Beiber when I was traveling, but noooo! He had to go and die from a drug overdose in 2018, nearly a year before I ended up here. I wanted to be the one to put him down!

“Sorry...”Jason said, rubbing his neck, making his shoulder length hair sway a bit.

“Don’t sweat it, do you see me upset? Pssh, that was a long time ago, and it was nice after a certain point. I’m just happy to be alive.”

“Ah, happiness is a choice and all that nonsense?” Jason asked

“Hey, when all you’ve known is depression, you just gotta live life to the fullest, even if it’s an immortal one. That’s how I live, and that’s how my sisters live, or at least how I taught them to.”

“Wait, you're immortal?” Jason asked in disbelief.

Isn’t it obvious? “Were you not paying attention to the fact that I’ve been here for five thousand years? Magic, man, it does wonders.”

“To be honest... I zone in and out of conversations... it’s a leftover from my ADHD.”

“Ah, yes, ADHD, what I wouldn’t have given for such a simple mental disorder way back when. It would have made things so much simpler.” It’s a pipe dream, but I did have some dark points back then. Yeesh!

“Well um... what do we do now?” Jason asked, putting his hands in his pockets.

“Now? Now we get something to eat. No sense working on anything on an empty stomach. Anyone know how to cook?” I sure as hell don’t. Haven’t had to cook for myself in centuries, got too used to chefs making food for me. The only one I know who can cook here is Spike and he’s out with Rarity still. Probably a good thing considering the circumstances.

“Me! Me! Me! I’ll do it! I’ll do it!” Lyra proclaimed while bouncing in her seat. I was worried, but my stomach won out. Traitor!

“Fine, but make it simple, please?”

“No problem my Benny boo!” She walked off towards the kitchen, a new spring her step. I just shook my head in defeat.

Twilight gave him a small smile before getting up herself. “I’m going to go put Nyx to bed, I’ll be back in a moment.”

“Sure thing, Twilight. So, Jason, do you have any questions?”

“I take it your pony forms aren’t based on Twilight and her friends?” Jason asked, leaning back in his seat.

I shook my head. “No, I’ve had my three forms for years, though I mostly stick to using the pegasus form.”

“I scanned Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Twilight. Don’t have a unicorn yet.”

“Interesting. For me, alicorn DNA is out of the question. My sisters are made entirely of magic, instead of normal DNA, and Twilight seems to be unscannable otherwise the watch should have already done so. My guess is that it’s because she was originally a unicorn and becoming an alicorn didn’t change her on that kind of level.”

“Makes sense. Though they all think I’m related to them now. AppleJack all but forced me to move in with her family.”

“That’s certainly a new take on scanning,” I couldn’t help but laugh out. “I’ve only just met the girls, but I’ve already become their slave.” Again, sad, but true.

“Apple Bloom convinced me to go to her school’s family day, did not end well.”

Don’t know who this ‘Apple Bloom’ is, but sounds like he became a show and tell project. This had to be good. “Now you have me curious,” Ben said leaning in a little closer.

“Well this pink filly kept insulting me. I ignored it but I got Rath instead of Lodestar and I think you can imagine the rest.”

I couldn’t fight the urge to shudder. “You have no idea. Be glad you can control him. It’s not that great when you can’t.”

“Oh that reminds me, did you scan Discord?”

“No, and I don’t want to! That guy was nothing but trouble back in the day. I know the girls say he’s reformed, but I’m not putting any faith into it until I see it for myself. Besides, he knows not to mess with us!” Guy deserves all the pain he ever got! I decided to give him a chance, but I wasn’t putting too much faith in his ‘reformation’.

“He sounds like the guy who played Q on The Next Generation. Can’t remember the guy’s name though. It’s John something...”

“Again, you’re looking at the wrong dude for that kind of info. Television was a treat for me, and I demand to this day that the guy who said I should be allowed two hours of Cartoon Network a day should be given a big ol’ cookie! Other than that, I didn’t have much to go on. I did not have a privileged childhood. I had one filled with doctors, both physical and mental.”

“So... do you know what happened to the library?” Jason asked, changing the subject.

“Twilight told me it was destroyed by the demon Tirek. I remember my sisters telling me of him, but I never expected he would ever try to take over Equestria, let alone twice.”

“So, should I expect him to show up?”

“Dunno, I’ve only just been freed from imprisonment myself.”

“Thats helpful,” Jason said, rolling his eyes.

“Well sorry for being a statue for four thousand years! You want someone to blame, blame my sisters!” This kid has a real attitude! Dude needs to lighten up more.

“You know, on that note, I don’t think Luna likes me.”

“How so?” Luna may not be beyond hatred, but it was rare that she ever actually hated someone. “ I don’t know what your Luna is like, but if she’s anything like my sister then she’s normally nice to everyone, even if she can come off as a little harsh.”

“She came to the library decked out in black armor. I swear she’s looking for an excuse to hit me with that hammer.”

Huh, so his Luna has a hammer. That’s a scary thought. “Hmm, odd, but Luna always did have an itchy trigger finger. Even if she doesn’t have fingers or know what a trigger is. The only advice I can give you is don’t give her reason to bash your brains out. That’s about all I can offer man.”

“Thanks. Good lord, what is taking her so long with that food?” Jason asked, looking toward the kitchen with a frown

“I’m coming, I’m coming!” Lyra yelled as she walked in with a few plates, Twilight following behind with two more. “I hope you both like spaghetti, it’s my specialty! Bon appetite!” Jason and I took our plates, taking a fair bite each.

“Wow, Lyra this is really good!” I said before stopping. I slammed a hand to my head. “Dang it! I almost forgot!” I got up and walked over to the fireplace, which was still burning from the earlier morning. I hope Twilight doesn't mind her heating bill going up. Using my fork, I made my offering, whispering a prayer for my sisters and new friends. Hey, they may be using me like a slave, but they do seem to care about me. ...Lyra is not counted there. I returned to my seat and dug into his meal with fervor.

“What were you doing?” Jason asked, not bothering to swallow his food.

Chew and swallow dude. “A little sacrifice to the gods. Keeps me in their favor.”

“Personally, I worship Odin,” Jason admitted with a nod.

“Interesting.” Definitely a new one on me. “I’ve had some... experiences with the Greeks so I kinda picked up on a few of their traditions. A little sacrifice is a good way to keep yourself in their favor. I will swear that it’s the reason I’m still living to this point.”

“The Greek gods were a bunch of dicks. Don’t even get me started on what happened to Me--” Jason was interrupted as I shoved his hand over his mouth.

“Don’t bad mouth the gods! It doesn’t end well!” I shouted, a look of fear on his face. This stupid moron is going to get us all smited! Zeus is always spying on me, just waiting for a chance to burn my ass!

“Oh please.The only god I fear is Loki.” Rightly so, but that’s not the point!

I leaned in to Jason’s ear and whispered, making sure that Twilight and Lyra couldn’t hear me. “Look, I don’t care if you don’t believe in them, but here... those gods are very much real! Do not test them or it will not end well for you. My... comrades have suffered their wrath before and I don’t want a fellow Displaced to have that kind of fate.” I am usually not supposed to tell others about the gods’ existence, but I ain’t gonna let this newb screw Twilight and the others over because he’s just a jackass!

“So wouldn’t that make Odin real as well?” Jason asked. “Why wouldn’t he intervene on my behalf?”

“Look, this ain’t some Percy Jackson shit where every god exists. Here, the entire world falls under Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, and the list goes on. You want Odin, you’re gonna have to find a world where he’s real. The other gods were very specific on that.” I asked a similar question about the Egyptian ones… Zeus was not pleased. Still got the lightning shape scar on my back to prove it.

“Why do I feel like I’m in a bad anime?” Jason asked groaning, slumping in his seat.

“Now you know how I felt around Umbra.”

“Umbra?”

“Right, sorry. Forgot I’m the first of our kind you’ve met. Umbra Shadow-Walker is, well, an admin for the multiverse. He visited me last night to explain the whole thing to me, basically there are a lot of schmucks out there who got beamed to Equestria, most them through the Merchant, like me. It’s a whole bunch of complicated stuff, there’s even a war brewing.”

“I bought this Omnitrix from a guy dressed as the Merchant.” Jason said looking at it. “Anyway, you were talking about a war?” Wow, he bought a whole watch and all I got was a stupid chip. Eh, it was a buck so I guess it was fair.

“Yes, it appears two Displaced, Auric Fulcrum and Teridax, have gotten into a full blown War of Understanding. Umbra recruited me and I’m currently awaiting Auric’s call for the war to begin. He said they could use all the help they could get and I offered my services.”

“Teridax... as in Bionicle?” Jason asked, looking up from his plate. Oh, is that what he’s from? I only heard of Bionicle from the movies that CN would play every now and then. Mask of Light was clearly the best.

“That’s what it sounds like. I honestly have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into, but I promised to help and I’m not going back on my word. Auric seems to be the good guy in this fight, so I’ll be supporting him, along with Umbra and whoever else got shanghaied into this mess.”

“Well...I wouldn’t mind helping,” Jason said, taking another bite of his meal.

“I don’t think they would turn you down,” I Said with a smile. Umbra did make it sound like we could use all the help we could get. I lifted up his Omnitrix and typed the proper commands. The watch lit up and a small ray of light formed a Plumber’s badge out of nothing. I grabbed it and threw over to Jason. “That’s my call sign, my totem if you will. When the call comes in I’ll relay the message to you. Two Bens are better than one, am I right?”

“That is true,” Jason said with a grin, putting the badge into one of his pockets. “Now I just need to figure out how to get home.”

“I think I may have a solution to that,” Twilight said as she put down her meal.

“Speak away o’ mare of science!” I announced, causing her to blush slightly. You are too easy, Twi! That’s what makes you fun.

“I think what we need is someone who understands the multiverse. Someone who Understands. Someone like...”

I visibly paled. She can’t seriously be asking me to do that!? Is she nuts?! “...I don’t know about that Twilight. Sure he’s a little easier to deal with than the others, but he’s still one of them.”

“You talking about Alien X?” Jason asked, raising an eyebrow.

“...Partially. Ok, let me level with you, Jason. See I have a... condition.”

“Go on.”

“Ever since the accident that took my parents, I’ve suffered from multiple personality disorder. Basically my mind is split with ten different personalities in my head, not including mine. I suffered on earth for years until I came to Equestria where the voices just stopped. It was then I found out that it had only gotten worse.”

Jason nodded, gesturing for me to go on.

“Like the original user of the watch, I started out with ten aliens. The only problem was, that transforming into them would strip me of my control. The voices took control of those original ten, making it, to this day, unsafe to use any of them.”

“Damn. I take it one of those was Ghostfreak?”

I paled slightly, but immediately hid it. “N-no, he’s not one of the voices. Alien X, Humungousaur, Big Chill, Echo Echo, Swampfire, Rath, Brainstorm, Goop, Chromastone, and Cannonbolt are unusable by me.” It wasn’t a lie.

“I can’t imagine being stuck like that,” Jason said, shaking his head.

Ben nodded. “Thankfully, the voices are unable to access the form lock, so they are restricted to the fifteen minute time-out.”

“I could try going Alien X.”

“In all honesty, though I won’t like it, it should be me that does it. Yours would probably be unable to move and you’ll be stuck bickering with the two voices inside the Celestialsapien. My Alien X does not appear to be restricted as such and he usually does the right thing. I think we should trust this to Voiceless.”

“If you say so dude,” Jason said with a nod, watching me.

Ben stood up and took a deep breath, letting out slowly. “Okay, here goes nothing.” I dialed in the form of Voiceless, looking at the symbol of a Celestialsapien with a twinge of fear. I slid back the face plate and slammed down the core. I felt the pain immediately, clutching my head as I was taken over. Then, everything went black.

*****Third Person POV*****

Twilight watched in awe at the new figure before them. Where Ben once stood, now was a slender figure, slightly taller than Ben was, with three, short, curved spikes on his head. Though, his body was black and covered with white specks making him look like outer space in humanoid form. His hands were a pale white and his green eyes nearly glowed.

Lyra was speechless as she gazed upon her ‘boyfriend’s’ new form. She wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but she kinda liked it.

The figure began to look about the room as if taking everything in. Then his eyes met Jason, still not saying a single word. He pointed at Jason and beckons him forward with two fingers.

“Well, it was nice to meet you guys,” Jason said gulping, moving toward the figure.

Voiceless turns away from him, lifting up a hand and making a circular motion, an outline being created in its wake. He pushed his hand forward and the large white circular outline flew away, stopping a few feet from them. The innards of the outline began to turn into a swirling vortex that grew to the size of a human. Alien X stood aside giving Jason a path through to the portal.

“It was nice meeting you Jason,” called Twilight.

“Good luck, other human!” Lyra said.

“Maybe we’ll meet again!” he called back, though Alien X stopped him just as he approached the portal. He pointed at Jason’s Omnitrix, motioning for him to let Voiceless see it. Jason warily lifted his wrist and Voiceless grabbed on to his arm. He moved his hand to the Omnitrix and began to type in a command. Once it was complete, the watch lit up.

Voice command module activated.

“That is just awesome,” he said with a grin, nodding in thanks.

Voiceless bowed his head slightly before releasing Jason’s wrist. He stepped back and nodded toward the portal.

“Well, seeya guys, tell Ben it was nice meeting him!” Jason shouted before jumping into the portal. He vanished in a flash, the portal closing behind him.

Voiceless turned back to the two mares, both looking at him warily. He bowed his form to the two, shocking them thoroughly. When he righted himself, he lifted a hand and hit the omnitrix symbol on his chest, making him disappear in a flash.

*****Ben’s POV*****

I groan as I shook off the grogginess of being put back in control of myself. I looked up and noticed the distinct lack of another human. I spotted Twilight and Lyra who were looking at me in bewilderment. “Did it work?”

“Uh, yes. Voiceless sent Jason home, though he did something strange.”

I do not like the sound of that! “Wh-what did he do?”

“That weirdo grabbed Jason’s watch-thingy and started tapping it. Then it spoke, saying something about voice commands being activated or something.”

Well put Lyra. “Oh… well that definitely would be something he’d do.”

“What do you mean?”

“Voiceless isn’t really like the others. He almost always does whatever he can to help. He also never stays longer than he feel he needs, returning me to control. He seems to have knowledge that no other does. It’s definitely strange.

“That it is, but on to something more important… what’s this about other humans and a war?!”

What is with these ponies and shouting at me?! “Look, Twilight, understand that I wasn’t trying to hide this from you. Just wasn’t sure how to bring it up. Now, I promise to explain everything, but not now. Right now, I am tired beyond all belief and just want to rest.”

Twilight looked conflicted, but hung her head in defeat. “Oh, alright,” she huffed. “But I want to know everything tomorrow.”

“Thank you for understanding, Twi. Good night!”

“Yeah! Good night, Twilight!” Lyra said as she followed me.

“No! Lyra you are not sleeping with me!”

“Aw! Why not? We’re a couple, it’s not that weird.”

“We are not a couple! And don’t look at me like that!” She was pouting at me, pure puppy dogs being fired at me in full force. It… No, must resist… aw to hell with it. “Alright fine! Just cut it with the eyes!”

Lyra smiled proudly and jumped in place with glee. “Yay!”

Okay, I’ll admit, that was cute. “Conditions! One: the farthest this goes is cuddling, understand? Be glad I actually enjoy how warm and cuddly you ponies are. Two: you try anything, I’m literally gonna kick you out of this castle. And three, the most important of all: do not, I repeat, do not mess with the watch while I’m sleeping. You already heard my story about the voices and while you annoy me, I don’t wish the Voices on anyone. Are we clear?”

“Clear as the Crystal Heart! Now come on! I wanna snuggle with my human!” She grabbed my hand in her magic, which I noted was almost as golden as Tia’s, and started to drag me towards my room.

Twilight giggled through the whole thing. “Try and keep it down you two~! There’s a sleeping filly in the castle!”

“I hate you Twilight!” I called back in annoyance, not noticing my cheeks flushing red.

“Don’t worry Twilight, we’ll keep it down!” Lyra said with a giddy grin.

“Rule two!!” She and Twilight simply giggled at my response. “Aw man, why do I keep getting myself into awkward situations?” Lyra didn’t bother to respond as we finally reached my bedroom. I kicked off my shoes and hung up the jacket while Lyra climbed into bed. I saw her eagerly awaiting me to join her, which I reluctantly did. “Remember, any funny business and you’re outta here.”

“I’m not that kind of mare, Ben,” she pouted at me. I raised an eyebrow remembering her little ‘mood setter’ a couple hours ago. She giggled at my confusion. “Nighty night, Benny!” She gave me a peck on the cheek and then jumped under the covers and almost immediately fell asleep.

I was too stunned to do anything. Ain’t this just great? My first ‘girlfriend’ and she’s a stalker pony! As I laid back on the pillows, the only thought in my head before sleep was: “Aaaw maaan!”

Author's Note:

Okay, here is the crossover chapter with shagohad12's "And Then There Were 10...Er ...67". Remember, this is the last night to ask anything for my Q n' A tomorrow. Either send me a pm or check my last blog post to comment. I will be releasing the answers tomorrow morning so look for it in your alerts! Also, a quick question. I've noticed that shagohad includes picture links to the aliens he introduces in his chapters. Would you guys like me to do something similar? I would still try to describe them to the best of my abilities, but do you want me to include a picture for each one I introduce physically? Let me know in the comments, see ya!

Alien X (Voiceless):