• Published 10th Nov 2019
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The Dusk of Troubled Views - CartoonopolisAdventures



In this sequel to The Dawn of a New Mission, Chrysalis, Tirek, and Cozy Glow question the trust of everypony a day after reforming. But a single spell from a vile cult will change everything.

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Chapter 7: Religions and Friends (Read authors notes for news)

Author's Note:

WARNING!!!!!

Let me get one thing straight: I am a Christian. So since this is self insert, this chapter (and possibly future ones) DOES have the mention of religion. I will try my hardest to be modest about it as this story (and others) carries on.

ALSO, I am starting something NEW: Polls. Every time a poll ends, another begins. Some are about what you want to happen in the future. Others are opinions.

You can find the polls on my blog.

TODAYS POLL: SHOULD MARBLE PIE GET A FUTURE STORY ROLE!?!?!?!

Link: https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/879013/poll-should-marble-pie-get-a-future-story-role

Feel free to make theories on what will happen. And always let the brony or pegasister conquer creativity.

When I went into the house to warn the trio about my mom coming home, they didn't hesitate. I grabbed the remote and shut off the television.

Instead of leaving the garage door, we left via the FRONT door.

"Why THAT one?" asked Cozy.

"I'll explain later," I said.

The three of us got out of the house and darted to the shed. Despite the fact it would leave suspicions, I let the trio into the shed and then went in with them. I closed the door, but I couldn't lock it. Since, you know, I can only lock the shed from the outside. As long as nobody sees the missing lock, we should be fine.

I turned on the flashlight setting on my phone for some light.

"What is... church?" Chrysalis asked when I settled in.

I sat down, before the trio followed suit.

"Well..." I began. "In this world, we obviously have many different cultures. One basic thing that defines culture is what we call religion."

"What's religion?" asked Cozy.

"We worship a force greater than us. Religion can take many forms. The religion MY family worships is called christianity. The religion centers around God, the ONLY being people like me believe to have magic. UNLESS he gives it to a regular guy to spread the word. The stories of God are told in this book called the bible. It defines important things God does, such as the creation of the universe, or a small guy killing a giant man with just a stone."

"Yeeeshh..." Tirek muttered.

"The most significant story is the story of how God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins... bad things we do. Three days later, he came back to life, before he ascended into this place called Heaven. Today, we believe that we will get to see him in Heaven after we die. That is, if certain criteria is met."

"And you believe that stuff?" asked Cozy.

"Sure I do," I said. "But I'm one of those believers that keep it low profile. I don't read the Bible, but I still believe."

"What are the other religions that you mentioned?" Chrysalis asked.

"Lets see... SOME people believe in the Bible, but DON'T believe that Jesus is God's son. Then there are those people that believe in OTHER gods, such as RAIN gods or something. There are people who don't believe in anything at ALL! Then there are people who follow the devil."

"Who's the devil?" asked Tirek.

"The bane of all evil! He has no redemption avaliable in his heart, and is ruthless. He lives in Hell, where you do if you aren't forgiven by God."

"I see, I see... what are OTHER bits of your culture besides RELIGION?!?!?"

I scratched my chin in thought before it hit me.

"That TV you saw was technology. I am aware that you had things like PROJECTORS, but that stuff WASN'T as advanced as what we have today! We have devices that have video games, and respond to anything with the tap of a finger. As for food we eat... eat..."

My voice started to falter.

"Well? You can say it," Chrysalis said.

I finally said it.

"Meat."

Their expressions became a mixture of horrified, and the type that express the words "say WHAT?!?!"

"Don't worry, I won't eat you. I may not eat meat AGAIN after this..." I muttered. Whelp, goodbye bacon cheeseburgers with a side of fries. Goodbye chicken. Goodbye... BACON!!!

Anyway, they seemed to have calmed down after I said that last sentence.

"Well, I gotta go," I said getting up.

"Why?" asked Cozy.

"When I got here from church, I wasn't completely honest with you. Other people ARE home, but they are in the garage. I told them I had a suprise for them, but they would have to stay in the garage where it's safe for a few minutes. I couldn't believe they agreed."

"Who are those people?" Tirek asked.

"My friends, Sam and Josh. It took a while, but I convinced their parents to let them BOTH spend the night here. Although they don't HATE your show, they aren't FOND of it, either. They WOULD joke about how I like it, but they are my friends. I really don't mind."

"Wait... are you gonna INTRODUCE them to us?" asked Cozy.

"Depends on what happens... for all I care, they may have to owe me money if they don't believe you're here. And even if they record it, people wouldn't believe them anyway. Why? Because there is technology SO advanced, people would make videos of you all in real life."

"Strange..." Chrysalis said.

"Plus, it would be a good time to mess with them. I'm the kind of guy who LOVES to mess with his friends. Anyway, I won't be long."

With that, I got up, opened the shed door, and closed it. I placed on the lock in case someone got home and checked on it.

Then, I headed to the garage.

I opened the back door that was behind the garage. I entered and was suprised I saw no other cars. My two friends were still there, however, in a safe spot.

HOW I got TWO of my friends here for a sleepover when it wasn't even my BIRTHDAY, I will never tell. It was a long story. But I WILL tell you ABOUT my friends.

Sam was a few years younger than me, but he was still allowed to watch horror movies and other content with me. He had blond hair and blue eyes, and our friendship usually involves us roughhousing. How? By insulting each other for fun and SOMETIMES giving noogies or pinches.

Josh was around my age. He had the brown same hair color as I do, but his eyes were brown while mine here hazel. He was more laid back that Sam. By that, I mean he watches less horror movies and is more of a nerd than Sam. We also roughhouse less. Meaning less insults and noogies.

Sam and Josh do NOT get along well. The best I've heard of them getting along was when I'm around. Even THEN there is occasional conflict. HOW their parents agreed to let them COME here is beyond me.

My friends turned to look at me.

"THERE you are," Sam said. "Judging from the door you were in, you snuck out without us. Was THAT the suprise?"

I scratched the back of my head and chuckled.

"Heh. No. Come with me to the shed. I need to show you something, but you must PROMISE me to not tell ANYONE! Not even your SIBLINGS!!"

Oh yeah. Sam has an older sister. Josh has an older sister and brother. And I have a younger sister.

Anyway, back to the topic.

"Ok. Fine. I promise," Josh said.

"I promise..." Sam said. He then made a facial expression that made it OBVIOUS he was pretending to NOT promise. Promise or not, he would normaly tell stuff anyway on occasion. Another quirk of our friendship.

He wouldn't tell anything after I show him, I hope.

"Ok. Come with me." I said.

I turned and left the door I entered, with my friends following me. When we got to the shed, I took out the keys.

"How did you get those?" Josh asked.

"Took a while, but I finally remember where Jason hides these," I responded.

I turned back around, unlocked the door, removed the lock, and opened the door.

And that was the moment my friends met the villainous trio.

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