• Published 11th Jan 2018
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Katy Takes Maretropolis - Pen Dragon

Katy was just a normal girl, but now she has a chance to become the Maretropolis's greatest hero or at least one of them.

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Act I: Dealing with a Bad Mane

Act I: Dealing with a Bad Mane

Katy didn’t know what had happened, one moment she was in her bedroom, ready to go to sleep and the next thing she knows she’s in an ally. On a rainy night, wearing some kind of helmet, but it kept her dry. So there was that, but she had no idea where Glave had sent her or how she ended up in an ally wearing an alien suit, but what she found to be the strangest was that her body felt different. “W-Where am I? And why do I feel so… weird?”

She took off her helmet and began to examine herself, seeing that she was now wearing a black suit with armored shoulder pads and long metal boots. She also noticed that she had a black hood on and was now wielding a pistol as a sidearm. And now, she began to recall one specific detail.

“What kind of hero do you want to be?”

“I… I guess this is what he meant… but did he seriously need to leave me out here in the rain? What a complete douchebag!” She said to herself as she put her helmet back on and began to look around and see if she could recognize where she was, but by the time she found an opening, she noticed a bunch of ponies walking along the sidewalk and her eyes would have popped out of her head after hearing one of them talking.

“Did you hear about how the Power Ponies took down the Mane-iac?” A Mare asked.

“Well I heard that the police force is upping their game with all these new villain’s showing up and those heroes always stealing the spotlight. Don’t blame them too… the world is changing and may Celestia have mercy on their souls if they find a way to compete with them.” A Stallion replied, only puzzling her even more.

“Did you hear the latest news about this Gunvolt guy? And how he dealt with one of the Mane-iac’s lackeys?” Another stallion spoke out.

“I know right?”

‘This is very weird…’ She thought to herself, realizing that she was no longer home, but in a world full of talking ponies. ‘Okay I can buy the becoming a hero part, but I don’t believe that asshole told me about coming to a world full of ponies!’

But before she could collect her thoughts, she heard someone scream. “SOMEPONY HELP!!” Turning around, Katy followed the sound of where the screams were coming from. Trying to figure out what was going on. Following the sounds of the voices cries for help, she stumbled upon a large griffon being shoved to the ground by a stallion that was armed with a knife.

“Now be a good girl and give me all the bits you have.” He said, holding the knife close to her as he tried to grab her bag. Katy could see that the griffon was scared… and she felt as if she needed to do something. To help her.

“Please just let me go?” The griffon begged.

“Not until I get all the bits you have!” He yelled, smacking her in the face with his hoof. Leaving the griffon partially in tears. “Now I suggest you give me what I want… or I’ll be forced to consider other forms of payment…”

“Not if I have anything to say about it.” Katy shouted, jumping out into the open and jabbed the stallion in the face and sending him crashing into a couple of barrels. “Are you okay, miss?”

“Y-Yeah…” The griffon replied shyly as she struggled to her feet. “T-thank you… uh… w-who are you?”

“I’m just… A Stranger helping out.” She replied as the stallion got to his hooves and tried to reach for his knife, but she stepped on his hoof. “Now what’s a creep like you doing to an innocent girl like her?”

“Gah! Trying to get a few extra bits is all! Back off!” He growled before flinching in pain at how hard she was stepping on his hoof.

“Now give the girl her bag back you sick bastard!” She ordered as she pressed her hoof harder on his leg and he screamed in pain and threw the griffons purse back before getting kicked unconscious. “That’s the end of him.”

“Thank you… lady.” The griffon replied, rubbing her cheek. “What’s your name?”

“I guess you could say I’m a friend… Um… you wouldn’t happen to know where I can find a hotel would you?” Katy asked.

“Oh, I yeah I do actually, I could take you there if you want?” She asked.

“Sure… Miss?”

“My name’s Gabby! It’s nice to meet you!” She said cheerfully as the two walked out of the ally together.

“Well… My name’s Katy, but don’t tell anyone that okay?” She asked.

“Hehehe… Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me.”

Present Day

“Geez… I know that she was different, but did she really have to pack that much of a punch?” The Adept named Lance said to himself as he was stretching on top of a roof. He was allowing for his septima to recharge so he could be able to recover, while also trying to think about where Katy could possibly be. “If I had the chance, I would have used a tracker. But she took off before I could even put one on her, darn it…”

“So what are you going to now?” Lumen asked.

“Well, I guess I’m just going to look for her the old fashioned way…” Lance sighed. “I mean, despite the fact that she has been working on that case of hers, she didn’t really mention any important details for me to go off of.”

“Maybe she’s keeping it to herself?” She replied.

“Well, she seems to have wanted to do this herself… like prove herself. She doesn’t like being overshadowed by others from the looks of it.” The adept told her as he looked at his bracer for a moment. “Lumen, can you search all forms of communication frequency? We may not find her… but perhaps we might find either someone who knows her… or whoever she’s looking for.”

“Okay I’ll see what I can find.” She said, and began to search for any kind of frequency that could be a potential lead. “Also… I thought it was funny how she called you a pervert.”

“Oh, laugh it up snowball…” Lance rolled his eyes, poking fun at her light snow like appearance ever since their souls merged.

“I think I found something Lance.” She said.

“Really? What is it?”

“I think I heard somepony talking with her before it cut off.”

“Did you happen to get anything?” He asked, wondering if Lumen happened to pick up any small soundbytes that could help.

“Something about… a date and a party.” She replied, surprising the adept. Which, to him sounded either like a romantic date… or a date to kick ass. And given her attitude earlier, the latter seemed more likely.

“Did she mention anything about where this would be?” Lance asked. “Or better yet, where did you pick this up from?”

“I don’t know where exactly they were talking, but I do know that it’s somewhere at town hall. It’s like a little ball and I’m guessing her and her date are gonna crash it.” She replied.

“Or… maybe they are trying to prevent the one they are hunting from crashing it.” Lance thought out loud so Lumen could hear. “Time to head towards Town Hall then and wait.”

“Alright, but I’m calling it now and she’s actually on a date.”

“Let’s watch from a distance and see…” Lance looked back at her before making his way to town hall. “It’s better to do this one from a distance than up close.”

After waiting for a couple of hours and also calling in some help from Twilight and the power ponies (who happened to be at Town Hall as the guests of honor), he soon began to hear Katy and her… companion once they got situated inside… and he began to listen on top of the roof of the next building over.

“So tell me Katy, how long have you been in Maretropolis?” He heard her companion ask and from how deep his voice was. He’d guess he was older than him and a lot taller too.

“I’ve been here for a couple of months, but I gotta say that I didn’t expect you of all people to ask me out Mr. Shepard. But then again, I am probably the only other person who was human at work.” She replied, giggling slightly as he wrapped his arm around her.

“Something really makes me think this guy’s not what he seems…” Lance grit his teeth.

“I think I figured it out!” Lumen shouted.

“Lumen… Two questions…” Lance asked as he placed a hand on his ear. “One, did you really have to shout? Two… what did you figure out?”

“Well to answer your first question, it’s not like anyone can hear me. Secondly… I think your a little bit… jealous.” She whispered into his ear before laughing out loud.

“No, it’s not that… wouldn’t it just seem a little too convenient for her to find a date that’s human while this far on her personal case?” Lance asked her. “Who knows… I could be wrong.”

“Or paranoid~” She sang, earning a loud groan from the adept and began to listen in on their conversation.

“Hey, have you met my friend Dyspo? He’s part of the police force.” Shepard replied as Dyspo stepped forward and shook Katy’s hand.

“Gotta say Shepard… didn’t think you’d get a date at the last minute. Again, but she is pretty cute.” He replied, hearing Katy groan quietly.

“Don’t call me cute.” She whispered.

“Oddly enough, the Katy I knew let me call her that.” Lance thought to himself.

“She let you do more that that, you know~” Lumen teased.

“Lumen… Not… now…” The adept grit his teeth as he glared at Lumen while continuing to listen. “Just pay attention for if there’s anything out of the ordinary outside of the venue.”

“Uh… I think you might want to look over here Lance.” Lumen said, pointing towards a large group of well groomed stallions trotting over to the front entrance, with a familiar mare with a long green mane dressed at the center of them. “Lance… Look.”

“Oh… sh*t, that’s Mane-iac…” He replied… before getting an idea. “Lumen… I got an idea. Does Katy have a communication device?”

“Uh… I believe so, why-”

“She wanted the chance to be a hero right? Well, let’s give it to her.” Lance, using his bracer, took a picture of the group that was not far from the town hall, before sending it to Katy’s device. He went as far as to make it so it would say that she received it from an unknown source, but the message was clear.

You got a group of party crashers coming. Best time to be a hero, no?

“And now… we wait.” Lance said, waiting to hear how Katy would respond to that.


After a long night of tracking, Katy was finally able to locate where the killer would strike next and as long as there weren’t any interruptions, she shouldn’t have any problems. For a moment, she thought she’d have to crash the party, but as luck would have it. Her co-worker, Mr. Shepard, had a spare ticket to the city ball and she was invited.

“Hey, Shepard? Thanks again for inviting me… your a good friend.” She replied.

“No problem, I know you and Gabby have been stressing out a lot with work. So I figured you could at least take a break.” He said, leaning his back against the wall while taking a sip from his glass of cider. “The Apple family really knows how to make good cider.”

“I know what you mean. It was actually one of my fav-” She paused, hearing her phone ring, she pulled it out of her bag and her eyes widened. “Uh… Could you excuse me for a moment? I just want to… freshen up my makeup.”

“Oh, sure go ahead.” He answered and stepped to the side as Katy made her way over to the women’s restroom and pulled out a small orange visor and placed it over her face. It then began to morph into a helmet and her hair began to turn white and tore off her dress. Revealing a grey suit with green pants and twin daggers.

“Damn it! Guess I’ll have to look for those killer’s later after I deal with these clowns.” She said climbing out of the bathroom window, pulling out a grappling hook and firing it direct towards the roof and began to climb up.

“This was not how I wanted to use this suit.” She said to herself as she ran along the roof as Mane-iac and her crew began to approach town hall. “Grr… Well I guess a test run wouldn’t hurt.”

She said, leaping off the roof and landed at the front entrance to the party, stopping the group of Stallion’s from making their way inside. “Sorry boys, but you don’t have an invitation.”

“Oh, but I believe we do! And it involves disposing of you! Wannabe!” The Mane-iac shouted, as her long mane stretched out and swiped at Katy and sent her crashing through the doors, surprising everypony as the Mane-iac’s lackey’s stormed inside, sending everypony into a panic. “Deal with her, while I secure the cities giant ruby!”

Rubbing the side of her waste, Katy immediately got to her feet as she was surrounded by five of the Mane-iac’s goons, each of them wielding either a knife or sword. The two stallion’s behind her, charged at her, but before they could, Katy pulled out two small daggers and blocked their attacks, before kicking one in the stomach and head butting the other one and leaped over the two, putting some distance from remaining stallions. But before they could make a move, they were immediately struck by something or someone very fast and they all fell to the ground unconscious.

“I should have figured you’d ruin the party Phantom! But I you really shouldn’t leave me out of the fun you know.” Dyspo said, standing over one of the three remaining stallions triumphantly. Katy could only groan in annoyance, but she was partly to blame for allowing Mane-iac to breakin in the first place.

“Whatever! If your only hear to joke around then I think you should leave.”

“I’m only messing with you… What can I do to help Phantom?” He asked as he hopped over to her side and got into a fighting stance.

“Just keep those creeps off my back and I’ll deal with Mane-iac!” She said, leaping into the air and started running off the side of the wall as she saw the psychotic mare carrying a large Ruby within her hooves as her mane kept her hooves off the ground. Without any hesitation, Katy leaped off the wall and attempted to kick her, but the Mane-iac’s mane blocked her kick and wrapped around her leg and threw her through at a wall.

“Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, That was very close, but your gonna have to try better than that wannabe! Speaking of which, I don’t even know your name!” She said as a smirk appeared across her face. Her mane lashed out, attempting to strike Katy again, but she was able to get to her feet and jump out of the way, but she began to run as fast as she could as the Mane-iac’s mane continued to lash out, trying to strike her down.

“My name’s Phantom! And I’m a hero!” She declared before pulling out her dagger’s and cutted part of the Mane-iac’s mane off, before getting hit and sent tumbling across the room, before getting wrapped up in the mare’s mane.

“You cut off a piece of my mane! Your gonna pay for that!” She growled, ready to crush Katy, but was quickly stopped when a purple beam of magic cut through the Mane-iac’s mane, dropping her to the ground and there stood the Masked Matterhorn along with the other Power Ponies.

“We’re putting an end to this Mane-iac! Surrender now or else!”