• Published 9th Jan 2016
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Alex's Care Taker - SparkStone

When the Care Taker of ponies get sent to Equestria, many rejoice, and many meet the beloved human of the Equines.

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Chapter 8

Train Ride Talk

“Come on Every pony! Let’s get going!” Twilight exclaimed.

The group followed Twilight as the violet unicorn had made early plans before Alex or anyone else could get a suggestion in. The plan was now lead by Twilight as she says something important has occurred to which the traveling companions must now make their way to Canterlot. To make it to Canterlot, it’ll take two days by train. They must make a stop to rest, then continue to Canterlot from then on.

Unknown to everyone else however, Alex also has a meeting with Luna. He is quite excited to see her, yet has not said much to the others about it either.

After getting on the train and getting comfortable, the group sat down in the booths and looked outside to the window, watching A.K. Yearling wave farewell to them. Alex smiled and waved to her as the train started to move.

An exciting moment in their little adventure has passed. Right now, was a time to rest.

Or so it seems.

“Urgh…” Alex shivered. The others took notice and quickly checked on him.

Applejack was the first to get to him, checking his temperature.

“It looks like you’re still sore from that fiasco.” She noted. “Why don’t we take you someplace to rest for the time being?”

“I guess that’ll help for now.”

“I’m glad you’re finally listening to me.” Applejack grinned. “Well, we’ll take turns staying close by in case you need anything.”

“I call first shift!” Pinkie shouted. “You heard me! That means I get to talk to him first!”

“This ain’t a contest Pinkie.” Applejack told her. “You go right ahead and take him to a room with a bed on this train.”

“Okie dokie!” Pinkie replied, walking Alex to the bed.

After the two left, the girls sat down at the booth table and started talking.

“So, why are we going to Canterlot?” Rarity asked. “I don’t recall Alex asking to go there.”

“Well, as you all know for some time, Princess Celestia went to the Alfree Kingdom to discuss some matters with their King.” Twilight reminded them.

“But she sent us a message earlier today that she just finished up and will be heading back to Equestria!” Spike finished as he waved the scroll.

“Oh! So we’re just paying her a visit?” Rainbow guessed.

“Actually, I want the Princess to meet Alex.” Twilight told them. “I truly believe he plays a large factor in the teachings of friendship. He probably has more experience with friends than any of us! Except maybe Pinkie.”

“It would be pretty interesting to have Alex meet the Princess.” Applejack thought.

“Of course, we should make sure Alex is okay until we get there. That place we went to really made him tired.” Fluttershy noted.

“I’m hoping that we won’t run into anymore problems either.” Twilight sighed.

After a moment of silent agreement, the group looked at each other for a while. It took some time before Rarity broke the ice. “So, what do you all think of Alex so far?”

“I’ve known him long enough to say that he was, and still is, a good guy.” Applejack claimed. “He sure is insistent on being the care taker around the house. If he ever started dating, he would make any girl happy.”

“Quite observant, Applejack~.” Rarity teased. “Are you quite sure you don’t have feelings for him?”

Applejack rolled her eyes at the comment.

“I think Alex is pretty nice.” Fluttershy commented. “We don’t talk a lot, but he seems very kind. His appearance did surprise me for a moment though.”

“I think he’s pretty cool.” Rainbow stated. “He sure knows a lot of ponies.”

“Yes, don’t you think he’s quite a gentleman?” Rarity swooned. “Don’t take it seriously, but I think he and Sapphire Shores would be great together!”

Twilight raised an eyebrow and said, “I remember you mentioning that. So Sapphire and Alex know each other?”

“Yes! Like old friends!” Rarity stated. “Isn’t it just the sweetest sight?”

“What do you think it’s like in Alex’s world actually?” Rainbow wondered.

“It’s quite something.” Applejack stated. “There’s no magic there from what I’ve seen, but they have something pretty great that makes up for it.”

“Really? What is it?” Twilight questioned.

“Their technology.” Applejack recalled. “They have machines that do way more than what we have, powered by electricity.”

“You mean, the same kind of electricity from the clouds?” Rainbow asked.

“I’m not exactly sure on the specifics, but something like it I assume.”

“And all humans use them?” Twilight questioned further.

“I think most of them do.” Applejack replied. “Not all of them know how they work or how to make them though.”

“I see.”

Pinkie watched Alex as he lied in the bed, trying to sleep. Unfortunately, the big eyes staring at Alex made him too wary to do so. Instead of sleeping, Alex decided he would rather talk to the big-eyed Pinkie.

“It seems like there’s something you want to talk to me about.”

“Oh! Yes, there is!” Pinkie exclaimed. “Like, when is your birthday? Or what’s your favorite birthday cake flavor? Do you have birthday parties in your world? I think there should be parties no matter what world it is! I mean, if there were no parties, it’d be gloomy, you know what I mean? Plus, you’re such a fun guy, I think you have a LOT of parties! Am I right? Please tell me I am!”

Alex chuckled a bit before he nodded. “Yes, we have parties.”

“Wow! Your world already sounds super fun!” Pinkie exclaimed.

The two enjoyed their time together talking. Alex looked outside the windows as they passed through the sights at high speed. Around that time, Alex had a thought.

“I bet Rochelle would love to see this…”

Pinkie tilted her head for a moment, seeing Alex’s smile fade away a bit.

“What’s wrong Alex?” She asked, pretty concerned about her friend.

Alex turned back to the pink equine and replied. “It’s been a while since I talked about my little sister. Seeing a human that looks like her in a picture from this world made me think a bit.”

“Think about what?”

“About things I should’ve noticed I guess.” Alex answered unsurely. “None of my family had eyes or hair like hers. It was odd, but we thought nothing of it.”

“Well, my sister’s look different from me, but they’re still my sisters!” Pinkie pointed out.

“Definitely.” Alex smiled in agreement. “It’s just that… Now that I think about it, while I do have memories of her being in the family, I don’t remember the day she was born. My parents died before they could share any of those memories, and even our photobook doesn’t show what hospital she came from.”

“Why? Did you adopt her?”

“No…” Alex replied, still unsure. “I truly believe she is my sister by heart and blood. But with all this information coming in, I don’t know what to think of.”

“Maybe you shouldn’t think too much about it.” Pinkie thought. “It doesn’t matter if she’s your sister by what’s in the gene thingy, right? She’s still going to be your sister no matter what!”

Alex grinned at her reasoning and relaxed a bit more. “Yeah, I guess you’re right.”

“Of course I’m right!”

They chuckled from their talk before returning to their talks. It’s not long before they finally reach Canterlot.

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