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How Did I Get Here? - k12314

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Chapter 62: Springtime Shenanigans

CHAPTER 62

I woke up, and immediately threw my arm over my eyes. It was spring now, so it was much less cloudy, and the sun was shining into my eyes. Dashie just lay next to me, still asleep. I smiled, remembering her promise from yesterday. She was right, that did help me relax. A lot. I felt a million times better, considering the fact that I had died. I got up and dressed, and decided to go about my daily routine: Wandering Ponyville aimlessly until I find something to do.


"Who knows, I might get to save the world again!"


I slipped on my hat and jacket, and then my shoes. I walked outside, and looked around. The sky was a nice shade of blue, and there were hardly any clouds in the sky, aside from the gigantic one I was standing on, of course. I jumped off, and flew towards Ponyville.


The rush of wind on my face felt great. I never really had time to just fly. Every time I was flying, I always had a distraction, but not that day. The rush of adrenaline I got when I looked down was amazing. I always wondered why Dashie loved to practice tricks and stunts so much, and now I knew.


This was WAY better than skydiving.

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I wandered around a bit, making some small-talk with some of the ponies. I even got to meet Derpy's daughter, Dinky Doo. I swear, if cuteness could kill, that little filly would be walking death. I decided to take a walk in the park, wondering if I would see anypony I knew there. I looked over to the tree Zeph had been running circles around when Omnius pulled a Benny Hill on him. I chuckled. Then, I saw a familiar pair.


"Hey... You're that guy..." I looked next to me to find the source of the voice. A light green mare, with a pale light green and white mane. She was sitting on the bench like a human, with her legs hanging off the edge and her hooves holding onto the seat of the bench to maintain balance.


"Erm... Yeah... I'm that guy..." I didn't know how to respond to her statement.


Then, the cream mare with a purple and pink mane sitting next to her spoke up. "So, YOU'RE the human we keep hearing so much about. Nice to meet you! I'm Bon-Bon," she gestured to herself, "and this is Lyra."


"Oh. Nice to meet you both. I'm Kyle."


"Nice to meet you too." They were both speaking in unison... What is it with ponies and doing that?


"So, you're friends with that Omnius fella?" Lyra raised an eyebrow at me.


"Yeah." I can be a man of few words when the time is right.


"Well, he's pretty weird at times." Bon-Bon apparently remembered what had happened the day before.


"Honestly, weirder things have happened. Am I right?"


They both nodded. We said our goodbyes, and I took my leave. After the conversation, I headed to Sugarcube Corner to get something to eat. It was there that I spotted all of my friends sitting at a table outside of a restaurant. I walked over and pulled a chair up from a nearby table.


"Well hey there everypony. What's up?"


"We were just talking about stuff." Dashie shrugged. She had apparently woken up in my time of wandering around, and come down to hang out.


"Oh, then go on."


The ponies began to tell long stories from their past. I actually learned quite a few things. Like how Pinkie used to be really sad all the time. Dashie's bullies (I snickered when I heard Hoops' name. I was hoping he would confront me again, just to teach him another lesson,) and how Twilight turned her parents into plants.


Eventually, the inevitable happened.


"So, Kyle. Would you care to tell us a colorful tale from your past?" Rarity smiled at me, expecting something juicy.


At first, I didn't want to tell them, as most of my stories involved me being hurt, bullied, or almost arrested (That brick wasn't supposed to hit that window.) But then, I remembered when I had gone back to Earth, and how Don brought up the "Chicken Fiasco."


"OK, brace yourselves everypony, because this story is going to be hilarious... So, there was this guy who lived near me. Really big jerk, tried to get his wife sent to rehab just for taking pain medication given to her by her doctor saying she was an addict, just to get custody of their kids. So what I did, is..."


I would put the rest of the story here, but I know how you guys hate funny stories. So, let's just skip it.

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After another few minutes, I heard a familiar shout.


"CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS PARKOUR GROUP YAY!"


"Oh hay no!" I frantically searched for the source of the voices, and looked into an alleyway, where I saw the CMC climbing a few crates.


"Girls... Get down from there... NOW."


Scoots just looked at me, a pleading look in her eyes. "Awwwww... But we wanna get our Cutie Marks!"


"I understand that, but I won't let you get yourselves hurt over it. Get down from there!"


They all "Awwww'd" in unison, and climbed down from the crates.


"So... What's next on th' list?" Apple Bloom looked at Sweetie Belle, who put her hoof on her chin, trying to remember. Then, she smiled. "Barrel rolling!"


I just stared at her. "WHAT?"


They all started talking at once, until Scoots shushed them, and explained it. "We're going to balance on the top of barrels while we roll them down hills! It'll be fun! BYE DADDY!"


Before I could object, they ran off.


"Oh no... I should warn everypony..." I felt a troll face coming on. "But... What's the worst they could do?" An image popped into my head, and I shuddered. I just kept walking. I looked into the sky, and saw the sun beginning to set. I decided to set off on my way home.

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Whilst I was on my way home, it felt like somepony was following me, and like I was being watched.


Now, before I continue, I should tell you a few things about me.

1. I am EXTREMELY paranoid.

2. I am very jumpy when I am alone.

3. These are even worse when I'm walking a path in the dark. At night. All alone.


Got it? Good. Lets continue.


I was going down a path that led to an area very close to my home, as I didn't want to have to do too much flying in the dark. I heard some leaves rustle, and I spun on my heels to look in the direction. I saw a yellow glint in a bush, but I payed in no mind. I kept walking, and the thought drifted from my mind, and then, Torrentican invaded it.


"Hello there! How are you, my little pest?"


I jumped. The image of his face was flashing through my mind, and his voice sounded as if he were standing right behind me.


"How in the blazes are you-"


He cut me off. "You needn't worry about that. You know, you're quite the person, you know that? I'm digging around in here, and I see all of these thoughts, these emotions, these fantasies... Oh, I didn't know you and Dashie did THAT!"


I blushed deeply, and started to get just a LITTLE freaked out.


"OK, you've had your fun. GET OUT OF MY HEAD."


"My my, quite the demanding one, aren't we? I don't think you're in the position to be making demands... I'll be keeping my eye on you. Oh yes... You've managed to foil one of my plans with your little friend Nathan, but I'll get you yet. Goodbye..."


His image faded from my mind. That was creepy...


"How the hay will he be keeping an eye on me?" The voice in my head was my own, thankfully.


Then, I heard the bushes rustle again. I looked behind me, and saw a unicorn foal, who's coat was pitch black. He blended in with the night almost perfectly, I couldn't even see his mouth. And his eyes were glowing yellow.


"Wow. That's a neat little spell..."


Silence.


"OK... So, are you lost?"


The foal just tilted his head, staring at me.


"Erm... Alright then, I guess not. Have a nice day, little guy." I tipped my hat, and turned around, and was back on my way.

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After arriving home, Dashie and Scoots were already asleep. I took off my clothes, apart from my underwear, and sat down, rubbing my chin. I had to gather my thoughts.


"Great... Torrentican is keeping an eye on me... But how? Unless he's sitting in my mind right now, listening... Oh boy. Well, I guess I'll just jump that hurdle when I get to it. For now, the mistress sleep awaits."


The stress was catching up with me, and I realized just how exhausted I was. I laid down, and closed my eyes. Eventually, I felt sleeps wonderful embrace.


Little did I know, there was a pair of bright yellow eyes, watching me intently through the window.

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