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Who would've thought that being at the wrong place at the wrong time would bring something so surreal.

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C.A.M.A: Day Twenty Two

C.A.M.A: Day Twenty Two
December 28th, 2012

Okay, so today was the day I took the test for the weapons and devices unit and I passed it, an A-. Tomorrow I begin the "Tactics Unit" which will teach me on how to deal with any creature if one were to enter the territory i'm supposed to monitor, which in fact is the Dovere territory. Night Hunter said I might be granted authorization to enter the Hueyu and the Batchu territories sometime later down the road of my career as a C.A.M.A agent.

Now some of you might be wondering what happened in the morning that followed Hearth's Warming Eve. So basically, me and Night Hunter were hung over for the most of the morning. My hangover was the worse because I guess Night Hunter has had his share of alcoholic beverages in the past and developed a tolerance, but me, that's whole different story. Most of my morning that day was nausea and head-splitting migraines, it was hell. But like they say, the only cure to a hangover is time. That time mostly involved me and Night Hunter sleeping into the afternoon until our hangovers were diminished. Once we woke up from our naps, we felt a whole lot better than before.

Coming back to my passing of the weapons and devices unit, Night Hunter has given authorization for Princess Luna to implement the simulation dreams into my mind while i'm asleep. It's now eight-fifteen at night and in about five minutes, Princess Luna will fly from the Canterlot Castle to C.A.M.A to brief me on what will happen, so i'm waiting for her arrival with Night Hunter.

"So these dreams are going to involve only the creatures i've learned?" I asked.

"Almost all of the dreams will involve Timberwolves since they're the most common creature reported in the Dovere territories." Night Hunter replied.

"No Cocktrice? No Manticore? No Cragadile?" I asked.

"Yep, just Timberwolves, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there." Night Hunter said.

Right after Night Hunter said that statement, we both heard a muffled thump sound that came from outside.

"What was that?" I asked.

"Sounded like someone crashed into something hard." Night Hunter responded.

"Cursed wall!" Luna exclaimed from the outside.

"Did Luna just ram into the wall?" I asked.

"I suppose. It's not like we have lights outside to signify where we're at. C.A.M.A, as you know, is a secret place." Night Hunter said.

"Oh yeah. Ouch." I said.

All of a sudden, Luna teleported into the room with a quick bright white flash. Night Hunter then bowed down at Luna's presence and I did the same. After I got back on my feet, she spoke.

"Caleb Barlow." Luna said in a greeting manner.

"Princess Luna." I replied.

"I'm glad to hear that thou art exceeding at an impressive rate here at the Canterlot Anti-Monster Agency." Luna said.

"Thank you, Princess. How's your sister been doing, if you don't mind me asking." I said.

"She has been very well. She was actually quite surprised at your unexpected decision to join this agency." Luna replied.

"In a good or bad manner?" I asked.

"Neither. An impressed manner." Luna responded.

"Really? That's good." I said.

"Now the dreams?" Night Hunter hinted.

"Right. Caleb, you will be subjected to these dreams for over the course of December twenty-eighth to the twenty-seventh of February. These dreams are not meant to harm thee, but to teach the behaviors of these creatures from a personal perspective and to utilize what you have learned here. As time goes on, thou will learn more information on how to improve in thy dreams. Once thou falleth into a deep sleep, I will use my powers to enter your subconscious and that is what will make the dream commence. Please do not be alarmed by this, thou won't even realize what is going on. Now if thou were to slip up while in thy dream, it will be suspended and thou will remain in a slumber. Doth thee understand?" Luna said.

"Yes, Princess Luna, I understand." I replied.

"Have thee done everything thee need to do before thou will catch but a wink?" Luna asked.

"Yep. Brushed my teeth and everything." I said.

"Very good. Now all I have to say now is that I wish thee good luck in thy dreams." Luna farewelled.

"Thanks." I said, shaking her hoof.

With that, Luna lit up her dark blue aura on her horn before teleporting out of the building.

"Alright i'll see you in the morning." I said to Night Hunter.

"Good luck." Night Hunter said as he crawled into his blankets.

The lights to the bedroom then shut off and I closed my eyes.

*Sometime later*

I opened my eyes and I was now on a dirt path that led into the pitch black wooded area. The night was late and the moonlight just barely illuminated the ground in front of me. I looked up at the moon and noticed an outline of an alicorn, similar to the whole "man in the moon" outline some people see back on earth. Once I saw that, I figured it was Luna's way of saying that she was watching over me in the dream, so I waved at the moon.

I felt around my body and found out I was wearing a leather jacket. While feeling my leathery texture on my jacket, I felt a little flashlight attached to my shoulder and pressed the little button on the back of it. Everything in front of me in the darkness of the night suddenly became clear as day as the bright light of the flashlight lit everything up at a wide length. Looking downwards, I found a large backpack, the Iggy, the Timberferno and the other devices. It was fairly similar to how a mediocre action video game begins. After I gathered all of my equipment, I headed off into the woods.

As I walked, I took notice at how eerily silent it was since the only sound I heard was my boots rubbing against the dry dirt with every step I took. It was too quiet. I thought now was a good time to use the X-Ray Sensor. So I reached into one of the pouches on my backpack and grabbed the sensor. After placing my hand underneath the device, I pressed the sweep and the light blue wave swept the ground, trees, bushes, etcetera. The only outlines that came up were from small mammals such as squirrels inside the trees and rabbits that slept in their burrows underneath the ground.

As time went on, I felt like I was walking forever in a continuous straight line before I heard the howl of a wolf in the distance.

"I'm ready for this time, you bitches." I said, quietly.

I quickly shut off my flashlight and reached for my X-ray Sensor. I pressed the sweep button and the outlines of four large orange figures walking directly towards me. With my quick thinking, I jumped into a bush and waited for them to pass by. As I watched from the thick bush, I grabbed the Timberferno out of my backpack and turned the valve to the right. To keep track of the Timberwolves, I pressed the sweep button every time the twenty second timespan expired. The more closer they got, the more profound their figures appeared.

I readied my Timberferno once the pack was right in front of me. Sweat ran down my neck and my heart beated a thousand miles a minutes as I prepared to attack. My hatred of Timberwolves is what brought me to switch on my light and charge at them, yelling at them in the process. I was just about to squeeze the nozzle when I was woken up by Night Hunter, it was morning.

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