• Published 22nd Mar 2015
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Masks - _Vidz_

A young colt, tormented by the dreadful stares of the ponies around him, desperately searches for a place where he can feel safe. Just when he feels he's found it, it seems this place has a much darker plan for him.

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My days never felt the same after that, but I never forgot the lesson she taught me, nor could I forget her face or voice. Every night I would sneak out of the house just as I did the first night. I always brought the little music box with me, as it felt like the only connection I had to her. I would go to the same field, and sit with the box cradled in my lap, as I played the song over and over. I never gave up looking, and I still haven’t.

I still go to school, in the same town, living in the same house. I’m much more involved with the ponies in my life, especially my parents. If I had known I could’ve been ‘this’ happy years ago, I feel I may have changed my view of things much earlier. However, in the same token, I’m glad I didn’t. If I had, I don’t think I would’ve come to this town, and I wouldn’t have met Suave as a result.

I never told my parents why I hurried out of the house like that, or about my constant sneaking out of the house just to sit in the woods. They’d just think I’m losing my mind, just another problem for them to worry about just after solving another. I think I’ll just keep this as my own secret, I don’t want to ruin what I’ve fixed. However, that doesn’t mean I’m going to give up looking. I made her a promise, a promise I intend to keep. I don’t care how much of my life it takes, weeks, months, even years; I’m going to find her, no matter what it takes. I know it sounds like nonsense, and that perhaps that whole incident truly was just nothing but my imagination. Maybe the music box is just a gift from a relative, and it playing the same tune I heard in the woods could just a coincidence; but when I got home after seeing the empty field with no sign of the village, my Mom found a note inside the box, and it was that note that proved to me that she’s real. Suave is out there somewhere, it’s just a matter of time until we meet again, I can feel it. Go ahead, call me crazy; but that girl changed my life forever, and I feel like I can’t be completely happy unless I find her.

Dearest Avral,

I hope you get this package. It’s something that always made me happy, and just helped me forget about all the bad things around me. I don’t know if we’ll ever see each other again, but in case we don’t, I want you to have this. You gave me something I’ve been needing for so long, a friend, and with that, the confidence you gave me to face my biggest fear. That is something I feel I can never repay you for. So, I hope this is enough. This is my gift to you, I hope it helps you just as it helped me.

Your friend forever, Suave

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Comments ( 10 )

This was a great end to an awesome story! I loved it! :raritystarry::twilightsmile:

This was a great story, but I almost wish to see what would have happened if Avro as accepted to be part of a community and wear the mask.

7127777 I'm happy to know you enjoyed it. :pinkiehappy: As for what might have happened, well, then I'm sure he would've 'failed the test'. :raritywink:

7135493 could your retake the concept and get the protagonist to accept the mask offered, I would love to see more of the meaning of living in the town and see how things function in there and why they feel the need to wear mask. I know this was pseudo dream that he went thought I always love to see the protagonist losing himself, and become just one of many in an obscurer mysterious place.


7466178 :rainbowlaugh: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for commenting.

7744656 :rainbowlaugh: I might like names that start with an 'A' just a little. :scootangel:

Wow... another good story. I'm glad you recommend this to me, it was a nice break from the HiE stories I usually read. The ending reminds me of Polar Express. Just replace the jingle bell with that music box, and it pretty much the same ending. Accept i didn't cry at the end of Polar Express.

I do hope Suave is alright...it pains me to think what might of happened to her :fluttercry:. But maybe they will meet again...I guess I may never know. And that's not a bad thing, a little mystery is a good thing. Gives the audience something to think about.

Overall, one of the best things I've read. Maybe it's about time I use that "favorite button" I've haven't touched. Heck there's a lot of stories i need to use that button on.

7744909 Haha! I'm overjoyed to know you liked it! I remember my family would always have Polar Express on during the Christmas time, that movie just melted my brain after the twelfth DAY of watching it :pinkiecrazy: . And BOY do you read fast :rainbowderp: .


And BOY do you read fast :rainbowderp: .

I get that a lot.

And I'm glad that you're glad I liked it. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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