• Published 13th Dec 2018
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Another Chance At Life - morion87

Given another chance at life, what will Mean Twilight do with it?

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Mane 7 Meeting

It was rare for Twilight and her friends to gather in the Throne Room at all at once these days. With much of their time taken by the School of Friendship and other things, it made sense.

Today though was an exception. Twilight had called them all together for an emergency meeting. Even Spike and Starlight were here.

"So what's up?" Rainbow asked as she floated lazily around their heads.

Twilight sighed. "We have a new problem. I met the one who made the ruckus at the Tree of Harmony. Or rather, she found me."

Everyone shared a look. All but Starlight that is, who turned pale at the thought as a certain memory came back. For the moment though no one said anything.

"I'm not sure how this is a problem darling," Rarity said. "While I too was worried about the tree being harmed, again, it seems no worse for the experience."

Twilight rubbed her snout. "Because she isn't a pony. Not even close. She isn't something we know of that exists on Equus. And it scares me. It scares me more than anything."

Spike gave her a look. "Twilight, you're not making any sense. What's so bad about this, thing? You're not scared of much, and I should know."

Twilight rounded on him, her eyes hard as steel. "What's so bad? I was this close to being unmade in every sense of the word! I was this close to watching all of our reality unravel!"

She slumped and sniffed. "I looked death in the eye, and I was scared. I looked at the End of All Things, and I couldn't do anything about it."

That shut everyone up as they shared concerned looks. Only Starlight looked like she had an idea of what Twilight was talking about. And even she was concerned. This went beyond everything she had seen that day.

"Um. So what are we supposed to do now?" Fluttershy asked.

Twilight looked up. "We try and find her. Her name is Cosmos. Or at least that's what she told me. I don't know what her real name is. No one does."

"And what if we do find her? Starlight asked, not at all happy at the thought of meeting her again anytime soon. Or ever for that matter.

Twilight sighed. "Try and stay on her good side. I called her back to Equestria. I'd rather stay on what passes as her good side."

"So what does she look like? Pinkie Pie asked. She loved meeting new ponies and other creatures, and this one sounded like an absolute doozy.

Twilight shrugged. "I don't know. She could be anyone. Look for anyone suspicious around Ponyville, or Canterlot, or anywhere for that matter."

Something came back to Applejack at that moment. "Speaking of suspicious Twilight. Were you in the East Orchard this morning?"

Twilight shook her head. "No. I haven't been outside the castle or the school all day. Why?"

Applejack pushed her hat up. "Cause I saw somepony that looked exactly like you going through the apple trees. She took off as soon as she saw me. Looked scared out of her mind too."

Twilight tapped her chin. This didn't feel right. Something else was going on. Why would anypony be in the apple orchard except for the Apple Family?

And why would they take off at the sight of Applejack? If they weren't stealing apples, then they really had nothing to fear. If they were though, then they would be in a whole heap of trouble.

Something about all this wasn't adding up and she didn't like it. Not at all. And it was driving her crazy.

Author's Note:

Now we come to the fun part. It should be obvious who Applejack saw. She was too far away to notice the slight differences between them.

Cosmos will pop up again. She's enjoying it. Why is she doing this? Because screwing with lowly 3rd-Dimensional beings is fun.

Especially when there's not a thing they can do about it. Or at least that's what our brains can make sense of.

All of this makes sense only to her.

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