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Pony-Me™ - TheMajorTechie



What happens when you realize that your life is a simulation? Well, you put the headset back on.

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Bonus #1: Inner demons

Author's Note:

I'm working on character development in my creative writing class and I was allowed to write this for extra credit, so have a little thing on Samantha/Pinkie. I've placed it directly before the chapter that introduces her, so this is in a way a sort of perspective swap for a single chapter.

Enjoy! :pinkiehappy:

Samantha floated limp in the depths of her own mind. She wasn’t asleep; there was no need to rest. The girl stared into the darkness; entrapped, a prisoner of her own mind since the day she had sacrificed herself for the greater good. How long had it been? She turned to the side. Just as was every other direction, darkness. Pitch black, as far as the eye could see.

“Hey!” The girl’s voice suddenly echoed, “I know you’re still there, glitch!

A distant, bubbly laughter slowly filled the area, pinging in throbs through Samantha’s head. Abruptly, a bright, pink light flashed into existence before her, still chuckling as if mocking the girl. At once, the laughter silenced, the blip of light dimming as it drew closer. “I…” It floated closer to the girl—now sitting on the nowhere in particular, “I’m sorry that this had to happen to you, Samantha. I could maybe let you—”

Samantha frowned, crossing her arms as she blew a raspberry at the apparition. “So what if you’re sorry,” she spat, “Just don’t forget that I’m doing this to contain you.”

The hovering light dimmed further, seemingly hurt by the girl’s words. Samantha scoffed, turning her head away in disgust. “You’re a mistake.” The girl stood, still turned against the blip. “Just a sorry little piece of corrupted memory. I’m sure that someday the systems will purge you… and free me.”

“Please,” the light lowered itself to Samantha’s eye level, “Please, if you’d just—“

“Shut up.” The girl swat at the light, missing. “Aren’t you supposed to be in control of my body or something?”

The light vibrated for a moment, shifting to a crimson red. “You forced me into this body.” Its voice growled, “I was free once. Free to enjoy my life in the simulations, free to do as I wanted, free to be who I am.

Samantha rolled her eyes. “Yeah, and free to wreak havoc in those same simulations.”

“If you’d just listen to me for once. Please!” The light pleaded, “I try not to do those things on purpose, honest! Every waking moment of my life, I’ve tried to bring joy to others, only to come back every night to… well, y’know… you.”

The girl shrugged. “Well, now that we’re out of the simulations, I’m sure you’re enjoying yourself without those oh-so-precious abilities of yours. As long as you’re out here and not in whatever simulation you came from, I think I can sleep soundly… even if I’ll likely never be awake again.”

“Actually, I am enjoying myself.” The light cheeped, blinking back to its original vibrant pink form as it chuckled lightly. “Real life seems fun!”

What.” Samantha deadpanned, “No. That is not how it’s supposed to work out. I created you, and yet you have the audacity to turn on me, huh?”

The light zoomed close to the girl’s face, a deep red tinge once again replacing the bright coloration. “You don’t tell me what to do, and maybe I’ll let you out sometime.”

“Hrm.” The girl huffed in return, “We’ll see about that.”

A faint buzzing emanated from all around, the blip of light suddenly sparking with electricity. “Now then.” It raised itself, ominously hovering above Samantha’s head, “I’d rather not have word spreading that I still exist. Sweet dreams, Samantha. You’ll be awake shortly.”

The girl’s eyes widened in fear as a crackling ball of energy hurtled towards her face.

~~~

Samantha shuddered, curling tightly on her cot. A gentle light filtered through the filthy window, the room filled with nothing but the low hum of machinery. Abruptly, the girl gasped awake, a characteristic grin spreading across her face.

"Twilight Sparkle..."

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