• Published 28th Oct 2012
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Music Makes The Heart Grow Fonder - Yzanburg

After an amazing concert, musician David Gatzby winds up a top a tree in a very unfamiliar setting.

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I Need An Adult..

Chapter 17

The next week went by rather smoothly, all things told. Fluttershy and I picked up our lessons with Sonny where we left off. She had been practicing quite a bit while we were gone and frankly I was quite impressed with how much progress she'd made since the last time I saw her. Her voice and her guitar playing were much more in tune with each other and she was starting to practice singing while playing. It was a little off at times but for the most part she sounded pretty good.

Before she packed up to go home, Sonny informed us that she had gotten into a music school for young talent out in Manehatten. Apparently it was a boarding school of sorts and she would be living out there for a while. I was a little taken back by the sudden news, but I was happy, and pretty proud of her for it. She was leaving in a week, which got Fluttershy all teary eyed as we said our good byes to the little unicorn as she left for what would be quite a while.

The rest of the week was spent catching up with the few friends I managed to make, and spending time with Fluttershy and Lyra. We spent most days working on our song. We had some moments of inspiration here and there but so far nothing about the song is set in stone.

The nights were a little weird though. Every night I felt like I was being watched. I swear I saw someone ducking under the window sill when I looked over one night. At the end of the week I talked to Fluttershy about building a room for me behind her house. I didn't tell her about the creepy stalker pony just yet because I didn't want to worry over what might be nothing, so I just said I wanted to stop free loading and wanted to pay her back for all that she's done for me. At first she was very apprehensive about the whole 'paying her back' situation, but I assured her that it was something that I felt I had to do. And I reeeeaaaalllly wanted to hide from that mare.. Whoever she was.

With a little bit of persuasion, I finally got her to accompany me into town in search of a contracting company that would be willing to help build the new extension to Fluttershy's cottage.

"So.. Do you know any contractors?" I asked as we walked down the sunny streets of Ponyville with no apparent destination in mind. We passed all sorts of colorful ponies as we meandered about the town. I got a few waves from some passersby, and a lot of smiles, but other than that I was left relatively alone as we searched for our unknown target.

"I don't know any off-hoof.. But, I can ask Applejack if she could help. I know she built her barn a little while ago so I'm sure she's more than capable.."

I gave her a smile at that as she went on to list all of the other things Applejack has made in the past.

"Well she certainly sounds qualified to help, that's for sure. Why don't we go talk to her?"

With a smile and a swift nod of her noggin, Fluttershy began to lead the way to Applejack's humble farm, aptly names 'Sweet Apple Acres'. I hadn't taken more than five steps before I heard what sounded like hooves following me. I quickly turned around to find a big fat nothing behind me. I scanned the area with my human eyes for a few seconds before quickly catching up to Fluttershy.

"What happened?" She asked as I took my place at her side.

"Nothing, just thought I heard something."

She gave me a quizitory glance before shrugging in a pony way and carrying on. We continued to walk towards the farm before I became distinctly aware of hoof falls behind me again.

"It feels like.. Someones trying to SELL ME SOMETHING!" I whipped around and pointed an accusatory finger at the empty space behind me. I got a few confused looks from a few ponies in their houses while I frantically looked around for the mysterious stalker sales pers- pony. I felt a hoof tug on my shoulder and swiftly turned around to see a worried Fluttershy staring at me.

"Are you okay, David?"

"Uh.. Yeah. Yeah, I'm fine. Let's just get to Applejack's.

"Are.. Are you sure?" She looked really worried, but I didn't want to burden her with this just yet.

"Yeah, I'm good, Shy. Let's get going."

I didn't give her a chance to reply as I continued walking in the direction we were going. She quickly caught up and gave me a worried glance before taking the lead again.

No sooner had she gotten two steps in front of me was I grabbed and dragged into an alley way. I tried calling for help but as soon as I opened my mouth I felt a cloth jam into my mouth, effectively cutting off my pleas. I looked around frantically, but all I saw was the silhouette of a mare as she stalked towards me, a stray beam of sunlight glinting off her creepily large smile. I tried getting up to run but a blue aura grabbed me and held me firmly to the alley floor. I looked up once more in fear before another cloth was held up against my face, a cool sensation gracing my cheeks before everything went dark.

I awoke to the sound of a door opening. I groggily opened my eyes, slamming them shut from the assaulting light before letting them gradually adjust to the light hitting them. When the adjusted enough, I took a look at where I was. I was in a small green bedroom, light pink curtains hanging from the walls. There wasn't much in the ways of furniture in the room aside from the night stand to my left with a vase a top it, and the bed I was tied to. Wait... Tied to? TIED TO! WHAT THE FUCK!

In a moment of panic I began to struggle like mad before I was aware of the pair of red eyes watching me with glee. There was a white unicorn staring at me with unrestrained glee. Her electric blue hair sticking out in a tamed mess.

"Hey Beautiful.." She said as she slowly walked towards my constrained form.