• Published 11th Feb 2019
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Lab Horse: Redux - TheMajorTechie



A filly lives on Earth with a jobless physicist. She's just figuring out life, while he's going broke. She has no idea what she's doing.

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Log 7: Roping everyone I know into this mess!

"Huh," Mister Delmar mumbled, listening to Twilight's prerecorded broadcast, "Well, that's pretty neat. May as well claim that we've discovered a new universe, but hey, I'm an unemployed physicist with money troubles. What can I do 'bout it?"

He turned and began to walk away before I grabbed his sleeve in my magic.

"Hey, Gadget!" he groaned, stopping, "C'mon, let the old man get himself a drink, will you?"

Aw, fine.

I let go of his sleeve, and he stumbled off somewhere to the kitchen. I wonder if Ranell's feeling better yet?

Let's see... gonna pull up the chat, blah blah blah, pretend like I'm a pro hacker or something while I'm at it just because that's what's cool and makes Delmar think I'm even smarter, blah blah blah...

Oh, hey. What's up?

Just checking up on you. Feeling better yet?

Yeah, though I do have a question.

What?

What was up with that giant rainbow laser from a couple days ago? I live on the other side of town but I saw it coming all the way over from your side. Did you do that?

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Yeah.

That's neat. Do you think I could come over today? I wanna see how you did it. Maybe we could, like, make a Batman symbol in the clouds but with something else!

Ooh, like a giant pumpkin?

Maybe. Or what about Mister Delmar's face?

XD That'd be funny!

Anyway, my mom and dad said that I can come over. I'll be there in a few minutes!

Okay!


"So," Ranell began, wheeling himself up next to me, "What made the big rainbow laser thing in the sky?"

"My radio."

Mister Delmar shook his head in the background, muttering something about how that wasn't supposed to happen.

Ranell blinked, staring at the scrapheap of parts that my radio was and then back at me. Radio, me. Radio, me. Delmar, radio, the silly clown man in the storm drain, me.

Wait, what?

"I still don't see how that could work," Ranell mused, leaning forward toward the radio. "Nothing on that radio looks like it's able to even emit visible light in the first place, let alone a super rainbow laser thing."

"Wait, but listen!" I whispered, shoving a hoof over my friend's mouth, "You can hear a message!"

"...naged to open an interdimensional line of communication. My name is Twilight Sparkle. I repeat, this is the seventy-eighth thousand, three hundred sixty-seventh time I am sending this automated message. I have rigged this spell to alert me if I receive any response. Broadcasting message for the seventy-eighth thousand, three hundred sixty-eighth time. Hello the..."

"Huh. That's neat."

"That's what I said!" Delmar called from the front porch.

"Ooh! Ranell, wait for it..."

"Hm?"

"Wait for iiiiiit..."

We both stopped talking and listened to the radio.

"...ree hundred sixty-ninth time..."

"Nice," we both laughed, "We could wait until she hits 420 too!"

"Nah," Ranell shook his head, "Too long of a wait. So, do you think we should try and send a message back?"

I nodded. A lot.

"Ranell!" Mister Delmar called again, "Your mom just called! She almost forgot that you have a dentist appointment today!"

"Tomorrow then," I said to Ranell, "I think it should be pretty easy to send something back since I have my magic and all."

"Yeah."