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Land of Equines - Daddy Joe



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

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Days Passed

Days Passed
May 12th, 2013

"Uh, great. Where am I waking up now?" I said when I woke up again, but keeping my eyes closed as I rubbed them and ruffled my hair.

Fortunately, I was relieved to see that I was lying in my upstairs bedroom in the Golden Oak Library with the shades wide open. Twilight most likely left those open for me whenever I woke up. I then got out of bed and went downstairs to see if Twilight and Spike were still here, and sure enough, they were.

"You're up!" Twilight said, gleefully.

"Welcome back to the world, Caleb!" Spike said.

"Thanks guys. How long was I out?" I asked.

"You were unconscious for about seven days." Twilight replied.

"You guys don't sound worried that I was out for seven days." I said.

"Believe me, Caleb, we were so worried about you at first, but we knew that you would wake up soon." Twilight said.

"Oh, okay. But seven days?" I asked.

"Yeah. You looked pretty bad when we brought you down from that pillar." Spike said.

"Well, what happened to me in order for me to pass out for that many days? Was it from that changeling feeding? Because that's the last thing I remember." I asked, pulling out a chair from the kitchen and sitting down.

"That's exactly what caused it. Apparently, the changelings drained every ounce of love that was inside you." Twilight began.

"But I got it back. I mean... I feel pretty good right now, so I have it now. Right?" I said.

"Yes." Twilight replied.

"Oh, good. And what about those changelings?" I said.

"They're all gone now. While Queen Chrysalis was distracted, I was able to free Cadance and she managed to break my brother from his mind-control trance spell." Twilight said.

"Man, it had to be one big fight in order to get rid of all the changelings without the Elements of Harmony." I said.

"Actually, there wasn't really much of a fight. They were defeated by the power of love." Twilight said.

"The power of love?" I asked.

"I know it may sound a bit cliché, but that's what happened. When Princess Cadance's horn made contact with Shining Armor's, which is a sign of love for unicorns incase you didn't know, it gave both of them enough strength to conjure up a repellent spell that basically threw all of the changelings out of Canterlot, including their queen." Twilight said.

"It's pretty ironic if you think about it, too." Spike said.

"Yeah, that's right, since they need love in order to feed. But still, look's like the day is saved once again. Nightmare Moon, Discord, Changelings, what's next?" I said.

"Oh, it's all part in being connected to the Elements of Harmony. But as I was saying, once the changelings were banished, everypony in Canterlot who lost their love to the changelings was restored. But for some reason, yours wasn't, Caleb." Twilight explained.

I jerked my head back a little bit. "Why not?"

"We don't exactly know why, but my best guess is because you yourself are not a pony..." Twilight said.

I took a few seconds on how I should respond to what she said.

"Could you explain this? I get that I'm not a pony, but I'm actually a little curious on how my love wasn't restored." I said.

"Sure. You see, every pony in Equestria is born with their own type of magic and it applies to all races. Earth ponies are know to be strong, Pegasus ponies can fly at incredible speeds, and Unicorn ponies are given the gift of a horn that allow a variety of magical feats, but you probably already knew this." Twilight said.

"I know about the races and everything. Continue." I said.

"Right. So there's all that kind of magic, but love is also a magic that resides and stores up inside ponies. You, on the other hand, were born from a specie that is absent of magic. And so, when the changelings drained your love, that was that and it was all gone. However, the love that was drained from ponies was instantly given back to them since it was a part of them." Twilight explained.

"Oh, okay, I get it. So, the love inside me was not magical, but more of an emotional figment in my mind." I said.

"Maybe that explains why that one changeling said that you were 'delicious.'" Spike brought up.

"Probably. Maybe emotional love tastes better than magical-emotional love. Then, how did I regain my love?" I said.

"Well, I don't know how you'll feel about this, but Princess Cadance regained your love for you. While you were out and she found out that your love was completely drained, she casted a spell on you that not only brought your love back, but it's now magical love. So now, you have love that is just like us ponies!" Twilight said.

"No way..." I said, unable to figure on what I think of to this big change.

"It's true. You have the love of a pony now." Spike supported.

"How did she do that? Was it like a... Oh wait, she's an alicorn and the princess of love." I said, dumbfounded.

"Kinda forgot about that fact for a second there, didn't ya'?" Twilight said.

"Yep," I replied. "But still, I'm grateful for what Cadance did to me. Who knows, I'd probably hate both of you if I didn't get my love back." I said.

"And you wouldn't be able to feel love for your other friends, too. That wouldn't be a good thing at all." Spike said.

"And, if your love were to ever be stolen again, it can be regained, as well." Twilight added.

"Sounds pretty good. And there's no side effects?" I asked.

"None at all. There's nothing to worry about." Twilight assured.

"Nice. Sooo, what have I missed over the seven days?" I asked.

"The wedding?" Twilight reminded.

"Oh, right. I missed the wedding. And that sucks because I really wanted to get down and party after the ceremony." I said.

"I know. I'm sorry about that." Twilight said.

"Was it fun, at least?" I asked.

"You bet it was! There was a dance party for the bride, groom, and guests. And might I add that the food was delicious." Spike said.

"And I also sang a little song that I came up with when it was the bride and groom's dance. It was called 'Love Is In Bloom'." Twilight said.

"That's was sweet of you. Y'know, I never ever thought you were such a good singer. You should become a singer, Twilight." I said.

"Singing is one of my many talents, but it can never beat my passion on studying magic and the magic of friendship." Twilight said.

"You got that right, Twilight." Spike said.

My stomach then growled from not having anything to eat over seven days. God, I'm so glad that my digestive tract is still doing good.

"Hungry?" Twilight asked.

"Yes, please, Twilight, it's been seven days." I replied.

"What would you like? I can get it for you." Spike asked.

"Ummm.... you have any more of the Celestial Ray's?." I said.

"Yeah, we got a new box in the pantry." Spike replied, heading for the kitchen.

"Thanks, Spike." I called out.

Incase you're wondering, Celestial Ray's consist of blue colored corn flakes with bright yellow sun shaped marshmallows with the rays and everything. The cereal box is always cool to look at, to be honest. It's a nicely illustrated drawing of Celestia smiling with the sun shining behind her and levitating a bowl of the cereal.

"Twilight, you put the cereal box too high up! You know I'm short." Spike complained from the kitchen.

"Excuse me for a moment." Twilight said.

As I sat alone in the library, I randomly remembered about Larynx, the changeling that was killed in the invasion. Like I said before, I didn't mean to intentionally kill him. At the time, I was debating with that action and what it makes me, but it was interrupted when Twilight and Spike returned with my cereal.

"Caleb." Spike said, getting my attention and handing me a bowl of Celestial Ray's.

"Oh, thanks." I said.

"Were you okay there, Caleb?" Twilight asked.

"Yeah, I'm okay. Why?" I said while chowing down on my cereal.

"You were kinda doing a thousand yard stare at the floor." Twilight said.

"I spaced out.... I, uh, do it most of the time when I'm still waking up." I said.

"Oh, of course. Spike does the same thing too, now that I think about it." Twilight said.

"I do?" Spike asked.

"Mm-hmm. But judging on how you replied, you probably don't even notice it." Twilight said.

"The more I know." Spike said.

"So, what do we have planned today? Fight off another invasion?" I joked.

"Actually, I was planning on all three of us to go out and do something once you woke up." Twilight said.

"Yeah, that'll be great!" I agreed.

"Good. We'll let you eat first before we discuss on what to do for the day. And, you shouldn't jinx Equestria like that." Twilight joked, as well.

"Nah, we'll be all right. I mean, with the Elements of Harmony, you can pretty much banish or imprison any evil-doer." I said.

"That is correct, but that is if I, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity, Pinkie, and Rainbow Dash are able to get to them first in order to wield them." Twilight said.

"Right," I agreed. "Oh, and I have to take a drive into the Everfree later on, too."

"Another one of your Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday drives into the Everfree?" Spike asked.

"Yep." I replied.

"Can I come with?" Spike asked.

"Nope." I replied.

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