• Published 11th Dec 2017
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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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The world is calling.

Just as before, Lisa awoke to an empty room, herself being the only inhabitant. For the first time since she had first awoken, she felt the early grumbles of hunger, and instinctively opened her mouth to call for Spike. Except... there was no answer, and the girl soon remembered that she was alone.

However, she quickly remembered the events that had occurred earlier that day, and to her delight, upon lifting her sheets, found herself no longer tethered to the machine, no longer tied to the unwieldy anchor that was her cot.

There was a small paper bag resting at the end of the cot, a pleasant smell wafting towards Lisa from its opening at the top.

Slowly, the girl crawled across the cot, reaching for the bag with a hand, as if afraid that some sort of monster could leap out at her from it at any second. Looking into the bag, she found what it was that had smelled so good: food.

Granted, Lisa knew that this wasn't the human world that she knew, but nevertheless, she'd recognize a hamburger anywhere.

A few minutes of hungrily devouring the fast food later, the girl once again resumed the habit she had acquired since waking: Leaning back in her cot, and staring out the window.

There was very little in particular to see outside, just the blinding sunlight, and the washed-out scenery of a late autumn's day. There was no grass, no trees to shade the window. Just the drying hedges and bushes lining the concrete and gravel pathway leading from the one-room hut of a building that Lisa had been calling home for the past day or so.

She peered back into the bag, spotting a folded wad of paper. Curiously, she reached inside, grasping the paper and extracting it. Unfolding the slip revealed a small, but detailed map. Glancing out the window again for nearby landmarks, Lisa came to the conclusion that she was residing on the outskirts of a small city.

Eyes wide, she turned her focus to the door. It had been of her intrigue ever since she had first seen it upon waking, and half the time, she had expected Spike, or one of her friends, to burst through it playfully, to remind her that it was all a bad dream, or a prank of Rainbow Dash's of some sort.

But this time, it was her portal to release. The passage into the wider world, to the vast, untapped knowledge that she, Princess Twilight Sparkle, protege of Princess Celestia herself and the downfall of monsters and coffee alike, would surely love to...

...Not exist... Lisa reminded herself, her mood dropping like a brick.

Nevertheless, she made her way to the door, pushing the gloomy thoughts to the back of her mind. There was an entirely different world out there, after all.

A cool breeze blew through the girl's hair as she squinted in the bright midday sunlight. She still wore the medical gown that she'd awoken with, complete with the same identification bracelet strapped tightly around her wrist. But the strangeness of the situation aside, Lisa Garnet, the girl who once called herself Twilight Sparkle, was most definitely awake.

And free.

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