• Published 3rd Aug 2018
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Under the Bed - tyrannosaurianrex9

Twilight thought that something that's lurking under her bed was just a figment of her imagination even as a filly, but her childhood nightmare turns out to be real.

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Chapter 4

Author's Note:

Sorry I took so long. I was having a hard time writing this chapter, and my editors' are having a fun time or whatever they're doing.

Update: My editor isn't here since last Wednesday so I'll set this story on Hiatus until he's back online. Stay tune.

That afternoon, Twilight and Pinkie trot out of the library towards the train station.

Two earth ponies trot over to them. The countenance of them both are sorrowful.

"Hey, guys. Did you find your children?" Pinkie asks.

Twilight's confused at first, but she then realizes those are the fillies' parents.

"No. My children are gone," The mother replies. "You know that, right?"

"Don't worry. I'll find them, right after Twilight and I go to Canterlot," Pinkie says.

"Well, I'm afraid you can't because the train broke down!" The father says.

"Oh. So when will the train be fixed?"

"I don't know. Maybe in a week or so."

"Okay. I'll take her to see a psychiatrist."

"The medical place is closed for today."

"Oh,” Pinkie replies. “We’ll take her tomorrow.”

The father looks down at his wife, who is too devastated to talk any further. She then looks up and says. "See you later, Pinkie,"

The parents trot off.

"Come on, Twilight. We're going to a fast food restaurant." Pinkie ff towards the fast food place.

Twilight, however, didn't follow her. So the fillies are missing, huh? Well, Pinkie said that the boogeyman isn't real... or what if it is real? I mean, I didn't say it was real, but I'm not too sure when the fillies are missing. If Pinkie helped their parents find their children...

Pinkie, who is ten feet away from Twilight, turns to the lavender unicorn. "Hey, Twilight, are you coming?"

Twilight turns back towards the fillies' parents. Maybe I could help them. She turns back to Pinkie. "Wait here."

Twilight gallops over to the fillies parents. "Hey, uh, excuse me?"

"Can I help you?" The mother asks.

"Hi. My name is Twilight Sparkle, I'm a friend of Pinkie Pie." Twilight says. "I've heard that she's helping you find your children, and I was wondering. Can I help?"

"Sure. Why not?"


The parents trot away.

Pinkie trots over to Twilight. "What did you ask?"

"Pinkie, I know that the boogeyman isn't real, but I was asking them to help find their children because I need to make sure you're right. And I just wanna make sure if the fillies are okay."

"Really? You think you can handle it?"

"Um... I think so."

"Okay. We'll go visit their house after lunch, okay?"


At a fast food place, Pinkie and Twilight are at the table enjoying their hay-burgers. Pinkie's eating her meal faster than Twilight.

"Mmm! These hay-burgers are good!" Pinkie says with food in her mouth, and she swallows it. "So why do you want to help me find the fillies?"

"I just wanna make sure if they're okay."

"You're still thinking about-"

"I know! You told me 'the boogeyman is not real'. I know, Pinkie! But in my dreams, when I saw them, it feels like they were abducted by it."

"Twilight, they're probably at a secret party or something."

"But how did they disappeared without their parents noticing?" Twilight sighs. "I think something else is going on."

"Probably because of your..." Pinkie rotates her eyes like crazy. "...crazy hallucinations that scare your brain."

"Well, it's not just hallucinations. The dreams I had told me something. They're a lot of dead bodies of ponies, and..." Twilight moans. "I don't know what else I'm telling."

"Dead bodies? That's a lot of naughty ponies."

"Okay, I have no idea what I did wrong. Did I do anything wrong?"

Pinkie rubs her chin. "I don't know. Sometimes everypony makes mistakes, and you made mistakes in the past sometimes."

"And did I misbehave every time?"

"No, silly. You're smart, kind, funny, and you're Celestia's favorite student."

Twilight glances at a grey pegasus mare, with blonde mane and googly eyes, watching them from the window behind Pinkie. "Who's that?"

Pinkie turns to the grey pegasus as she trots away. "Oh, that's Derpy. She's Doctor Whooves' personal assistant."

"And why is she watching us?"

"I don't know. I'm gonna ask her." Pinkie stands up, and she trots away.

Twilight levitates a hay-burger and takes a bite. As Twilight's chewing, she glances at her meal...

The hay on the burger is now guts and intestines. No! This is all in my head! Must... resist it! She tries her best to swallow her meal as tears flow out of her eyes.

"Ma'am? Are you alright?" The waiter mare right next to Twilight asks.

Twilight glances at her meal that is now a normal hay-burger. "Y-Yeah I'm fine." The waiter trots away.

Twilight places the burger on her plate and she trots to the bathroom.

Twilight emerges into the bathroom door, and she turns to the sink where the mirror is, but before Twilight could use the sink, she shuts her eyes tightly to try not to look at her reflection.

Twilight slowly approaches the sink with her eyes closed while raises her right hoof towards the direction she's going to make sure she's going the right way. Her hoof touches something solid. Twilight opens and closes her eyes and catches a glimpse of a sink in front of her.

Twilight opens her eyes and she turns on the sink without glancing at her reflection of the mirror. She uses her hooves to rub her eyes with water and then scrubs her face. Just after Twilight scrubs her eyes, she sees a tiny red root growing out from the drain. It wasn't growing like any other plant it's growing faster. Then more and more red roots grow out of the drain, and then they spread filling up the sink and overflowing its edges.

Twilight backs away from the sink as the roots kept spreading and spreading from the sink to all over the bathroom walls, ceiling, and floors. As the roots spread all around the bathroom before sealing the door, Twilight closes her eyes tightly.

This is not real. This is just my imagination.

Suddenly, something coils around Twilight's neck, and then pulls towards the sink causing her to open her eyes. The roots are alive and are pulling Twilight towards the sink. As the roots force Twilight against the sink, they coil around her legs and torso to stick to the sink.

Twilight closes her eyes again and struggles to move. This is not real! Pinkie says it's just my imagination.

She feels something wraps around the back of her head and then pulls her head down. Then something forcing her eyes to open. The roots are pulling Twilight's head forcing her face towards the sink. Twilight struggles to break free, but the roots are too strong.

"Don't be afraid. I just want you to be my food." The voice of a little girl comes from the drain.

"What do you want for me?" Twilight cries softly.

"I just wanted you to suffer and be my prey."

"I didn't do anything bad. Please tell me why are you do-"

Suddenly, a geyser of blood shoots out of the drain and then spews all over Twilight's face causing her to throw back from the sink. The roots all over the bathroom are now covered in blood, and Twilight was also soaked in blood as she sobs.

The door flung open and a stallion steps inside. "Uh, ma'am."

Twilight glances at the stallion. She notices that he's ignoring the blood all over the place.

"This is the Stallion's bathroom."

Twilight didn't say anything as she gets up and rushes on right passed him. As Twilight trots out of the restroom still covered in blood leaving bloody hoof prints, she notices that everypony's ignoring her even when they went right past her. Everypony but Twilight didn't even see the blood all over Twilight, even the blood-stained hoofprints.

Pinkie trots over Twilight. "Hey, Twilight. Derpy said she was hungry, but didn't have enough money."

Twilight's unable to respond. Her eyes darting everywhere from her blood-soaked fur to the bloody trail she left from the bathroom to where she is.

Pinkie looks uncertain. "Twilight, are you okay?"

Twilight shakes her head no, but she can barely speak. "D-do you see blo..."

"Sorry. I didn't catch that."

Twilight tries to say it out loud. "Do you see blood?"

"Are you bleeding?"

"No. Do you see blood all over me?"

"No. I haven't. Did you have scary imaginations again?"

"I tried and I tried. But it won't stop."

"Here's a thing. I'll tell the parents you're not gonna help me find the fillies since you can't stop thinking about the boogeyman, okay?"

"B-But I have to help you find them."

"I'm sorry, Twilight. You're too scared."

Twilight sighs. "You're right. But you need to take care of me."

"Don't worry, Twilight. I won't leave you alone."

Twilight hugs Pinkie coating parts of her fur in blood only she was, unfortunately, able to see. "Thank you."