Hello Everypony! Josh here! Welcome to the start of my new story! :D
This is my first story for My Little Pony. I was converted to a Brony recently by my good friend KovuTheLion15. Thanks Kovu. :)
The inspiration I got for writing this story came from one of his stories. But unfortuantly, due to issues which I am not sure I am allowed to discuss, he had to remove the story.
The character I am basing this off of is me. Entirely me. Nothing made up...well, maybe the occasional thing to spice up the story. ;)
I am also a huge Sci-Fi nerd. Which is the reason why I tend to go into long detailed technical explanations that no one understands. My logic is foolproof. Partly what contributed to this chapters almost 12,000+ words.
This Story is going to start off rated T, but will be moved up to M for future chapters.
And lastly, I apologise for the length of the chapter. I usually only plan my chapters to be around 4,000 - 6,000 words long. This one is around 12,000. I promise I'll make future chapters shorter for your convenience. But not too short. :)
So, I believe that is all I wanted to say. And with that, off you go!
PLEASE REVIEW! :D
Josh was lying at home, sprawled across the couch, flicking across the TV channels. It was just past midday. You would've thought that a 16 year old guy would be out socialising and generally having a life. But Josh couldn't do this. Josh didn't have many, if not, no friends. Loads of people tell Josh that they'd give anything to have his life. Josh was a semi-professional racing driver at the age of 16! Who wouldn't want that? However, that wasn't the reason Josh didn't have any friends. Josh was actually more known for what he did off track.
Josh was not only a Brony, but also a Trekkie. He was constantly being teased because of these 2 facts. Even his parents teased him. Of course, he knew that at least half the time, they were just yanking his chain, but it still got to him.
He laid his head back and watched the news. He let out a frustrated sigh. Although, the TV suddenly grabbed his attention. 'Hubble Telescope picks up space anomaly heading towards Earth'. He read along the ticker that ran along the bottom of the screen.
His eyes gleamed with interest and he sat up straight, glaring at the screen. He knew that the reporter would eventually get to talking more about it. After he finished what he was currently talking about, which was…Josh forgot. He wasn't really paying attention; he got onto talking about it.
"And is science fiction set to become science fact? It might just be possible. The Hubble Telescope picked up these images of a strange space anomaly heading for Earth."
It showed pictures of the anomaly. It was just the open black of space with a few stars in the background, and a white line with a hint of red through it. It was a very tiny picture.
"Scientists have determined that it will not be visible to the human eye, and this picture has only been able to be obtained through the refraction that has been achieved through its predicted many light years of travel. It is predicted to hit us here in the UK at around 4 30 AM. Although it has been determined that it is not dangerous, residents are being advised to stay indoors."
Josh chuckled as a thought entered his head. "Star Trek: Generations." He whispered to himself.
This space anomaly that had just been described was just like one of the main plot lines on Star Trek: Generations. However, the space anomaly was called the Nexus. The Nexus was an entrance to a different realm where one's thoughts and desires shaper reality. Also, inside the Nexus, time and space are irrelevant. Meaning that if said person was to leave the Nexus, they would have the ability to return to anytime and anyplace they wanted.
The report concluded and Josh turned off the TV. He sighed as he rose to his feet. He decided to at least try and find something constructive to do whilst he was off track.
MEANWHILE IN EQUESTRIA
Twilight was studying some new magic which she hoped that she could perform more powerful spells with it. She gathered that it would be a while before she could physically increase the strength, so she decided to reverse the situation and try and optimize the efficiency of her current magic.
"Twilight!" She heard Spike call from upstairs.
She sighed and rolled her eyes. "You know where I am." She replied.
"Yeah, yeah," Spike came down the stairs and arrived at her side. Twilight stopped reading and looked at him. He was holding a message in his hands.
"A letter." He replied.
Twilight's horn glowed purple and she picked it out of his hands with her magic. "Thank you." She said to Spike.
As she opened it, seven small golden pieces of paper fell out of it. She managed to catch 3 with her magic, but marginally missed the others. Spike picked them up for her.
She started reading the letter aloud:
"My Faithful Student, Twilight Sparkle,
As you probably already know, my birthday is coming up next month. You should find attached in this letter 6 tickets for you, your friends, and plus one guest of your choice for my party.
I look forward to seeing you!
Twilight had an astonished look on her face. "How did I not know this!" She exclaimed. She started turning the letter over and over to try and find a date. "Next month? That's a little vague. I didn't even know it was her birthday! What am I going to get her for her birthday!" Twilight began to start freaking out a bit.
"You're working on your magic, which is what she's always wanted you to do. Isn't that enough?" Spike asked.
Spike's talking was enough to give Twilight a brainwave. She started smiling uncontrollably. "That's it!" She exclaimed. She put the letter down and turned to Spike. "I'll put on a performance for her with my magic! Thanks Spike!" She said, leaning down and hugging him.
"But I thought you said you-"
He was interrupted by Twilight knocking him slightly as she ran for the door. "I better tell the others. They were probably as in the dark about this as I was." She said as she headed out of the door.
Spike sat there and scratched his head. "You're welcome…?" He said.
Twilight went through Ponyville towards Rarity's shop. She went through the door, but to her surprise, Rarity wasn't there to greet her.
She took a few breaths. "Rarity, you there? It's me, Twilight." She called.
"Oh. Hello Twilight." She heard Rarity's voice coming from upstairs. "I'll be with you in just a moment."
In a few seconds, she came down the starts with a few sheets of fabric over her back. "I'm afraid you caught me at a bad time. I was just in the middle of designing a new dress."
"Oh. Sorry." Twilight replied. "I just came to tell you that it's Princess Celestia's Birthday next month, and she gave me tickets for each one of us. I just came to give you your-"
"Wait," Rarity interrupted, "It's the Princess's birthday NEXT month!"
"Umm…yeah." Twilight replied.
"Why didn't you tell me!" She exclaimed.
"I've only just learnt this too." Twilight replied. "Although it didn't say when about's next month…"
"But…I don't even know what to get her for her birthday…"
"Hm. Why don't you just do what you normally do? Design a dress?"
"But I'm quite sure that Princess Celestia will have lots of dresses. If I were to design her a dress, how would I design it to make it stands out from the rest of the-" Rarity stopped for a second as a thought suddenly crossed her mind "That's it!"
"What's it?" Twilight asked.
"I'm not going to make her a dress. I'm going to make her something simple she can wear everyday! I'm sure she'll appreciate much more."
Twilight raised her right eyebrow in suspicion. "Is the word simple even in your dictionary?" She asked.
"Oh, just wait and see." Rarity said as she headed back upstairs.
Twilight sighed and rolled her eyes. She used her magic to hold one of the tickets out in front of her, knowing Rarity would be back down in a minute to collect it.
Rarity came back down quickly and picked up the ticket. "Thank you!" She said quickly. Then she headed back up.
"You're welcome." Twilight replied at her normal voice volume, even though she knew Rarity wouldn't have heard.
She left Rarity to design whatever it was she had in mind and started heading over to Fluttershy's house.
She arrived at Fluttershy's house and gently knocked on the door. She heard the sound of hooves gently getting louder as they approached the door. Finally, the door opened and revealed the yellow Pegasus. "Oh. H-hello there Twilight." She said in a quiet soft voice.
"Hello Fluttershy." Twilight replied. "I came to tell you something."
"Oh. Do you want to come in?" She asked.
"Oh, no, no, I've got to get around to see the others. I just came to deliver something."
"Oh. I'm sorry." Fluttershy replied.
"I'm here because it's Princess Celestia's Birthday next month. She's having a party and sent us tickets. I was just giving you yours."
"Yeah, that's what I found strange as well. I only just found out about it through this invitation. It doesn't say when about's next month though. It only says next month. I don't even know how old she is."
"Umm…okay, I guess I'll have to sort something out."
"Fluttershy, you don't need to go through too much trouble. Just seeing us there will probably be good enough for her." Twilight said, even though she was planning a present of her own.
"No, I must have to do something for Princess Celestia."
Twilight sighed. "Just don't go too overboard." She replied. "I guarantee that they'll be other ponies there that won't bring present." Even though she knew that presents were almost guaranteed in Canterlot.
Twilight held out a ticket to her with her magic and Fluttershy took it from her. She tucked it underneath her left wing. "Thank you, Twilight." She said.
"That's okay." She replied as she started to turn and head off. "Bye!"
"Bye." Fluttershy said in a quiet voice. Twilight barely heard it as she went off.
She headed into Ponyville to try and find Pinkie Pie. The aroma of baking caught her nose. It smelt very sweet. After following it for a little bit, she knew it was Pinkie's doing.
She found Pinkie baking. "Hey Pinkie!" She said and sniffed the air. "Mmm, what's baking?"
"My new cupcake recipe!"She exclaimed as the oven beeped, signalling that they were ready. "YAY!" Pinkie bounced off the floor and ceiling a few times before coming to a stop and taking them out of the oven.
They looked a nice brown healthy colour. "Wanna try one?" She asked Twilight.
Before Twilight could answer, she picked one out and shoved it in her face. Twilight stepped back a bit and picked it up with her magic.
Twilight took a bite out of it. "Mm, that's good. What did you put in them?"
"Cupcakes!" She replied.
Twilight looked very confused. "…You made cupcakes…with cupcakes…?"
"Yeah!" Pinkie replied. "We had lots of leftovers, so instead of throwing them away, I decided to mix them all together to see what they tasted like."
"…I see…" Twilight reluctantly swallowed. "Did you add anything else to them? They taste a bit tangier than usual."
"Oh, I mixed in some random sodas." Pinkie replied.
"Oh. Right…" Twilight said as she tried to get her head around the ingredients. Trust Pinkie Pie to think of the most random ingredients.
"Um, Pinkie, I came to give you something." Twilight said, holding out the invitation with her magic. "It's an invite to Princess Celestia's Birthday party next month."
Pinkie stopped concentrating on her cupcakes and suddenly froze. She spun her body 90 degrees to her right to face Twilight. Apart from the spinning, she was still completely frozen. However, her eyes did go extremelly large. "Princess Celestia! Birthday! Party!"
Pinkie Pie suddenly exploded with joy and started bouncing off everywhere. "WAHOO! PARTY!" She screamed. But then she suddenly stopped inches away from Twilight. "Did you say it was her birthday?"
"Erm…yeah." Twilight replied.
"So…I have to find her a present?"
"Don't worry about it, Pinkie. I doubt she's expecting anything." Twilight tried to reassure her, but Pinkie was having none of it.
"No, it's her birthday, she deserves a present."
"…Why don't you make her a cake or something?" Twilight suggested.
"THAT'S IT!" Pinkie screamed. "I'll make her the most enormous, tastiest, best-looking cake ever!" She announced.
She hugged Twilight. "Oh, Twilight, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!" She said, squeezing harder and harder.
Twilight started choking. "Pinkie…can't…breath…" Pinkie eventually let go and Twilight gasped for breath.
Pinkie noticed that Twilight had been holding out her invite all along. She took it off her. She looked over it a few times then looked at Twilight.
"So how long do I have to work on this?"
"Until next month." Twilight replied. "I know the exact date though. This was as much as a surprise to me as it was to you. I don't even know how old she would be."
Twilight quickly discovered that she was talking to herself as Pinkie was reading through a cookbook. She rolled her eyes. "You're welcome." She said as she headed out the door.
So, the only ones she had to see now was Rainbow Dash and Applejack. She began to walk over to Sweet Apple Acres to find Applejack. She saw her tending to some of the crops closer to the entrance of Sweet Apple Acres.
Applejack spotted her before Twilight showed herself. "Why, hey there, Twilight." She said wiping some sweat off her forehead.
"Hello, Applejack." Twilight replied. "I came to give you this." She said, using her magic to give her the invitation.
"What's thet?" She asked as took it in her hoof. "Princess Celestia's Birthday Party?"
Twilight nodded. "The only problem is that I don't know when it is. It says next month, but I don't know when next month."
"How old is she ennyway?" Applejack asked.
"That's another thing I don't know." Twilight replied. "I've only just learnt about it. I've been in the dark on this as much as you have."
"Wal golly, Ah have no idea whut t'git 'er fo' a gift…"
Twilight sighed. She knew that everyone felt inclined to impress the Princess with their gifts, but did they really have to worry about it so much?
Twilight tried to think of an idea for Applejack, but nothing immediately sprung to mind. "Uhh…well, I have to go find Rainbow Dash. I'll catch ya later Applejack."
"Oh, uh, thank ya Twi! See ya later!" Applejack called back as Twlight headed off.
She walked out of Ponyville to try and find Rainbow Dash. She found her on an open area atop a cloud. She looked like she was getting ready to jump. Below her was a reservoir of water. Twilight began to get thoughts of what she was doing.
"Rainbow Dash, what are you doing!" She called to her.
"Hey Twilight, watch this!" She yelled back.
Rainbow Dash used the cloud as if it were a springboard, jumping off it and then flying 90 degrees straight down. At the very last ragged-edged second, she started to pull up and landed on her hind legs on something that was floating in the water. She started surfing across the reservoir, kicking up water as she did. She sent a big splash of water heading Twilight's way. She tried to avoid it, but just couldn't get out of the way fast enough.
Rainbow Dash slowly came to a halt at the shoreline and hopped off. She picked up quite a bit of water herself. She made her way over to the dripping wet Twilight. Twilight did not look amused.
Rainbow Dash smiled sheepishly. "Sorry." She said.
Twilight shook her mane to try and get some of the water off. She splashed Rainbow Dash in the process. "Hey!"
"Just a little payback…" Twilight said then winked. "Anyway, I came to give you this." She said, holding out the final invitation with her magic. "It's for Princess Celestia's Birthday next month."
"Ermm…okay…when about's next month?"
Twilight was a little surprised that she didn't start panicking about a gift for Celestia, but she sort of expected that from laid back Rainbow Dash.
She shrugged. "I don't know. The invitation just says next month. I didn't know this until now either."
"Hmmm…thanks, Twilight. Just tell me a more exact date and I'll turn up." Rainbow Dash replied as she flew off and hovered over the lake, realigning the board she was floating on for a second attempt.
Twilight was tempted to bring up the topic of a gift for Celestia, but she had already caused enough panic among the others as to the idea of getting together a decent quality present in under a month. She didn't want to continue that panic with Rainbow Dash.
She sighed and simply said. "You're welcome." And started heading back to the library.
LATER THAT EVENING
Twilight was fast asleep and tucked up in her bed. Her chest gently expanding and deflating as she breathed. Spike was sleeping in his bed too.
A very faint whistling sound began to play in the background. Twilight stirred a little, but she didn't wake up. She may have opened her eyes without knowing it, but other than that, she was still very much asleep.
A small bright light with a hint of red shone brightly in the sky. It was no thicker than a needle, but it was still quite bright. Because of the way the window was angled, it concentrated its light directly onto Twilight's eyes.
She slowly began to squint them open as she started to awaken. She let out a silent but annoyed groan at being awoken at stupid o'clock.
"What could that be?" She whispered to herself. She climbed out of bed and wobbled to the window, still slightly dazed.
She saw the light in the sky. Her eyes immediately opened wider. "Is that a star?" She asked herself.
Her thoughts were quickly deviated as she noticed it was getting bigger and bigger…
Josh was awoken in the middle of the night because he was feeling slightly queasy. He got that illusion feeling that he was falling in bed. It has happened to him before, so he thought it would go away, but it didn't…
Then it dawned on him. "Am I actually falling?" He asked himself in a whisper.
He tried to get out of bed as quietly as he could, trying not to wake his parents or his brother. He wobbled a little bit from the feeling of falling, but he made it to his window and drew the blinds back. He looked down. There was nothing. His house seemed to be falling. And he saw ground. Coming up fast.
"…Oh shit!" He screamed. He ran out of him room and into his parents. "Mum! Dad! Brace for impact!" He shouted. But no answer responded to him.
He flicked the light switch and it illuminated the room. His parents were not in bed, and the bed was perfectly made. "Mum? Dad?" Josh called, starting to get a little scared.
His scared thoughts and the whereabouts of his parents went away as he suddenly noticed something. "The light came on!" He said to himself. "How the hell did the light come on! We're not connected to electricity or gas, so it shouldn't work…this just gets weirder…"
The falling feeling suddenly caught up for him. He smiled. "It's a dream. Of course it's a dream." He said to himself.
He shrugged. "Better play along with it." He dived underneath the bed and covered his head with his hands and scrunched up into a ball. "All hands, brace for impact!" He shouted as if he was onboard a Starship.
Seconds seemed to get longer and longer up to the imperative moment when he hit the ground. He got tenser and tenser as time went on.
He listened to the air pitch and harmonics. His Grandfather taught him how to make an estimation of his altitude based on the noise the air was making. He could also tell other things from it aswell. Whether he was accelerating or decelerating. Whether he was changing direction. Whether he was turning or pitching. Loads of things. His Grandfather was a RAF Pilot during World War Two, so he knew allot of things and taught them all to Josh.
From what Josh could hear, he could tell that he wasn't turning or pitching, the house was staying incredibly still. However, the wind pitch soon started to change as he hit a barrier of air pressure. He gathered he was at least 7000 feet in the air and descending fast.
He did the final brace for impact and began to say farewell to his dream, as he is about to die, which from his previous experience in his dreams shows he's about to wake up.
All of a sudden, everything stopped moving. All he felt was the equivalent of a gentle prod in the side on impact. How did he survive that fall? Or did he…?
He pulled himself out from underneath the bed and pulled the curtains open.
It was still dark outside, but from the little illumination he could see, he knew exactly where he was. He was in Equestria. He recognised the town of Ponyville in the distance.
"…wow." Was the only word that escaped his mouth.
He noticed a small illumination heading towards him. Someone must have seen him and was coming to investigate.
"Great, I'm getting visitors and I'm almost naked." Josh said to himself.
He quickly dashed into the bathroom to try and make himself look somewhat presentable. He combed his hair with 5 quick evenly spaced brushes across his head, and then ran back to him room. He threw on a pair of jeans and black and grey stripy jumper. He pulled on a black pair of socks and then snuck down the stairs, trying not to give any indication that he was in.
He put on a white pair of shoes and snuck around to the dining room, which was the room right next to the entrance hall, so he got a good view of whoever was approaching.
He could see the illumination through the blinds. Whoever was coming to see him was getting closer and closer. He pinned himself along the floor and slid along the ground. Once he reached the window sill, he slowly lifted the blinds up just enough for him to peak out of it without anyone noticing him. He saw a glowing purple orb. It was illuminating some of the surroundings as well. As soon as his eyes focused in, he knew who it was. It was Twilight. Twilight Sparkle.
He pulled his head away from the window and retreated back into the main hall. Whilst he pulled a jacket on, he was also computing a ton of other questions in his mind.
He began turning the key to unlock the front door. Twilight's ears pricked up as she heard the strange noise. She looked at the door.
Josh finished unlocking the door and yanked it open. Twilight jumped as it swung open.
There, inside the doorway, stood a strange figure. It was unlike anything she had ever seen before. It looked to be a tiny bit taller than her. About half a head maybe. And it walked upon 2 legs instead of all 4. Its other 2 just dangling at its side.
She slowly approached it, coming up the pathway between 2 box looking things on wheels.
Josh saw Twilight coming towards her. She stepped down onto the porch. Twilight froze as she saw Josh walk.
They looked at each other face to face. "Hello." Josh said. He wasn't showing any signs of shyness or nervousness. Although, he did struggle for words allot of the time, so he just said whatever came to tongue first.
Twilight took a deep breath. "Hello." She replied back. "Who are you?"
Josh took another stepped forward. Twilight moved her hind legs slightly back. "My name is Josh." He said. "Do you want to come in and continue this conversation inside? It's awfully dark and cold out here."
Twilight listened carefully to his every word. He spoke in a similar accent to Rarity. Although a lot stronger. She wondered whether it was a wise idea to take him up on his offer to come into his house or not. She didn't like the idea of entering the house of someone she only just met. However, she didn't want to start a bad relationship which could also affect his attitude towards other ponies.
"…If that's allright." She replied. "I would hate to be a bother."
"Nonsense." He replied. "Come right on in Miss T-…Erm, Miss…" Josh almost let her name roll off his tongue, but he didn't want to reveal that he knew who she was already. He didn't want to arouse suspicion. Also, he didn't know at which timeframe he arrived in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic universe in. If they knew that he knew what was going to happen in the future, he could jeopardise the future and change it. He'd watched enough Sci-fi movies to know that.
"Twilight." The single word rolled off her tongue. "Twilight Sparkle." She added.
Josh nodded in acknowledgement and stepped to the side, revealing the light coming from inside the house. "Come on in, Miss Twilight Sparkle." He said.
Twilight took a deep breath and slowly started walking forwards. She took another look at him as he passed. He didn't seem to have any fur growing on his body apart from on top of his head. She gathered that it why he wore these clothes over all his body. She imagined what she'd feel like without fur. Not only would she be naked, but very cold.
She stepped up the small step into the house. It seemed quite nice. It was very warm and welcoming.
Josh stepped back in and closed the door behind him. He took his jacket off and hung it on top of the banister.
"Go through to that room straight ahead of you." Josh said.
Twilight nodded in acknowledgement and slowly moved towards the room. Josh caught up with her and walked by her side. "Can I offer you anything to drink?" He asked.
Twilight wouldn't have normally accepted a drink anyway, but she felt even more inclined to decline his offer seeing how she didn't fully trust him. "No thank you." She replied. "I don't like drinking this late. It…messes with me whilst I sleep."
"I hear ya on that." Josh replied as they entered his living room. "Take a seat." He said. Josh took up position on the couch at the far end of the room. Twilight sat down next to him.
Twilight felt it was going to be now or never to start talking; otherwise she probably wouldn't get another opportunity to speak. "So who are you Josh? Or more to the point, what are you?"
Josh cleared his throat. "I am a Human." He replied. "I don't know how I got here. I thought I was dreaming. I was asleep at one point, and then I was woken because I had a weird sickish feeling, like I was falling. I looked out the window, and I was falling. I got ready to die, as I would've never survived the impact, but somehow I did. And my house is undamaged. But what's even stranger is that I'm still somehow connected to electricity, water, and gas supplies. When I regained my composure, I looked out the window to see that I was nowhere near where I was. I am somewhere far away from where I come from. I saw that little town in the distance."
"That would be Ponyville." Twilight replied.
"Hm. Ponyville…" Josh said to himself. He was trying to make himself appear as anonymous as possible. Like he didn't know anything about the land he was in.
He sighed. "I guess I should start looking for a way to get back since I'm never gonna get back to sleep now." Josh said. He got up and stretched.
"If you say so. I'll come back and check on you tomorrow. I'm too tired to help. Sorry."
"Okie dokie then." Josh said and smiled. He began walking towards the front door. Twilight followed.
He opened the door and let Twilight out. "Okay then, I'll see you tomorrow." Josh said.
"Yeah, if I don't oversleep." Twilight said.
"It's allright. I'm not usually out of bed 'till about 10 AM anyway." Josh replied.
Twilight didn't respond as she started heading back.
Josh closed the door and looked back. He scratched his head. "Well, where do I start…?" He asked himself. "…And do I even want to go back."
THE NEXT MORNING
The light began to break through the clouds. Twilight's eyes slowly opened and she let out a groan as she rolled over to her over side.
"So what did you get up to last night?" Spike said in a concerned tone that carried over to his facial expression.
Twilight opened her eyes and looked at Spike. She bought herself up and sat on the edge of her bed. "Spike, you wouldn't believe me if I told you, so I'm just gonna have to show you."
Twilight went to walk off to get herself cleaned up but Spike stopped her. "Try me." He said.
Twilight took a deep breath and quickly compiled an answer in her head. "There's an alien from an alternate reality just outside of Ponyville and he has no idea how he got here and he's trying to get back. I said I'd help him."
Spike looked confused. He raised an eyebrow and scratched the back of his head. He shrugged. "You were right; I'll believe it when I see it." He replied.
Twilight walked into the bathroom and cleaned herself up. Once she was ready, Spike hopped on her back and they headed off towards Josh's house on the outskirts of Ponyville.
On the way there, Twilight thought she could hear someone calling her name. It was very faint. She looked to the left, then to the right. She couldn't determine where it was coming from, so she just ignored it as if it was her mind playing tricks on her.
It got a tad louder, but she still chose to ignore it. Then when it became crystal clear but still quiet, she knew she wasn't hearing things.
She stopped and looked around. When she looked behind her, she sawFluttershy walking towards her.
"Oh hi, Fluttershy. Didn't hear you there." Twilight said to her.
"Oh, that's allright." She replied. "I was just wondering…I was waiting for you to come to my house to hear the new song I've been practicing with my songbird choir…has there been a change of plan?"
Twilight's eyes went wide as memories rushed back to her. "…Oh damn," she said and facehoofed, "I'm sorry Fluttershy, I completely forgot after what happened last night." She confessed.
"Oh…okay…what happened last night…oh, sorry, am I intruding?"
"No, no. You can come along if you want. It's quite amazing actually. I think you'll enjoy it."
"Umm…if that is okay. I mean, I wouldn't want to be a bother or get in the way…"
"I'm sure he'll be fine about it."
"He? Who's he?"
Twilight shook her head. "You've got to see it to believe it." She replied.
The 2 ponies and the dragon walked side by side as they headed towards the outskirts of Ponyville. Eventually, the house came into view. "I've never seen that house before." Fluttershy said.
"Neither had I until last night." Twilight replied.
They walked up to Josh's front door and knocked on it. They heard some sort of noise coming from inside. It had some sort of tune to it, like music.
They looked around his house. He had allot of metal things on wheels that they didn't understand. He had 2 silver ones on the front bit outside his front door. The one on the left kind of got bigger at the back. But the one on the right was sort of rectangular shaped with a large bit sticking out the top of it.
To the far left was one that looked like the big silver one, but it was a lightish green colour and was a bit smaller. And to the far right was a blue one that kinda had a little burst of size in the middle and then swooped down at the back.
Suddenly, they heard the sound of something moving. They looked to the right and saw a large blue door moving upwards. Once it had risen up, Josh stepped outside. The noise had increased in volume now. It was obviously coming from inside Josh's house. He smiled. "Why hello there Twilight." He said. He noticed Spike and Fluttershy. "I see you bought some friends."
Fluttershy and Spike had astonished looks on their faces. They hadn't seen anything like him before.
"Wow, what are you!" Spike asked, jumping off Twilight's back.
Josh looked at him. "I am a Human." He replied. "And you appear to be a Dragon, am I correct? What is your name?" He asked, trying to keep his knowledge of them to a bare minimum to try and not arouse any suspicions.
"Uh, yeah, yeah I am." Spike replied. "My names Spike. How did you know I was a Dragon?"
"We have Dragon's where I come from too." Josh replied. "However, they are just mythical. Made up. Only in stories."
"Huh…! So what's your saying is…that…you're from another world?"
Josh chuckled, although a little irritated. He was going to say hello to Fluttershy, but Spike kept throwing questions at him.
"Sort of," Josh replied, "I'll explain that in a minute."
He turned to Fluttershy. "And who do we have here?" He asked her softly.
"Sorry, couldn't here you." Josh replied, positioning his head a little closer to her to try and hear her better.
"Didn't quite hear that." He said.
"Her names Fluttershy." Twilight finally said.
"Well hi there, Fluttershy." Josh said.
She nodded a few times, not making eye contact.
"Come on through." Josh said as he signalled with his hand for them to follow him.
They walked through the big door. Inside it was a fairly dull room. There was various things spread around it, and 2 more of those metal boxes on wheels. One of them was orange and was kinda curvy, the other was white with a blue bit along the bottom and this one looked very different to the others. The wheels were not protected by anything. They were just exposed. And there was a big hole in the middle of it.
The rest of the room had lots of other things around that the 3 of them didn't know what they where or what they did.
"So," Josh began. They had made it to the back of the room. Josh sat in a chair on wheels and the others looked at him. "I've come up with some theories about how I got here."
"Okay, do you want us to help you narrow them down?"
"Way ahead of ya on that one, Twilight." He replied. "I've got it all figured out down to this one option. The others are irrelevant."
"The other options? I don't know what they are."
"They are impossible, that's what they are." Josh replied. "If you remove the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
Twilight sighed. "I can understand that. Can you just hear my option?"
"You had an idea?" Josh said, somewhat surprised.
"Okay, fire away." He said.
She took a deep breath. "If some sort of magic anomo-"
"Sorry, sorry, I'm gonna stop you right there." Josh interrupted. "Magic doesn't exist where I come from. Only in stories."
"Oh…well, that throws my theory out the window…." Twilight replied.
"Not to worry. It was a good thought though." Josh said. He couldn't help but tell Fluttershy was looking him in the eye.
He looked back at her. "Is there something wrong?" He asked.
Fluttershy flinched as he spoke to her. "Oh…um…no. Sorry. It's just…you look…umm…tired…I was wondering if…well…you'd been…umm…up all night…"
Josh smiled. "I have. I had a quick nap or 2, but other than that, I've been up all night."
"And you don't feel tired?" Twilight asked.
Josh shook his head. "I have a high level of endurance. I could go on for longer. Anyway, my theory."
He wheeled the chair over to his desk. "On the day that I arrived here, a strange anomaly was passing through space. I believe that is what sent me here."
Twilight's eyes widened. "You're saying that everyone else in the land that you come from is around here somewhere."
"No, just me. I believe I was at the epicentre of the anomaly. Hence the reason I was the only one that got thrown here."
He rose from his chair. "Come. You have to see this for yourselves." He led then through his house and out his back door into his back garden. There, at the very far wall, was a strange blue circle floating in midair.
"What is that thing!" Twilight asked, astonished.
"That, my Ponies and Dragon, is what I call the Nexus." Josh said. He took them across the patio and up the steps onto his garden lawn. They slowly made their way towards it until they were only standing about 3 meters away.
"So, how did this get you here? What is a Nexus anyway?" Twilight asked.
"Theory states that the Nexus is a place where ones thoughts and desires shape reality." Josh began. "But I don't believe that all that is written about the Nexus is true. For example, my first point, this is all real, isn't it? You are all real? I mean, if I touch you, my hand doesn't go straight through."
Josh stroked his hand across Twilight's back to show his point. Her fur felt so soft. Twilight found the scratch she was getting quite pleasurable, but she quickly disregarded it as she had to focus at the task at hand.
"And my other point, if the records are true and my thoughts and desires can change reality, then why can't I just change things at my discretion?" Josh held his hand out and snapped his fingers 4 times to show his point. "Nothing."
"…Well…can you explain what that thing there is?" Twilight asked.
"I believe it is some sort of wormhole through the Nexus. Time and space are irrelevant in the Nexus, meaning I can go back to any time and any place I want. If I go through that now, I'll go right back to my reality."
"Then why don't you?" Twilight asked, although she didn't want him to leave. He was a really interesting character. Very knowledgeable. She wanted him to stay. She thought she could learn more off him.
"Because I want to find out how to control this Nexus. This is a subspace distortion I'm talking about. One wrong move and I might rip the fabric of time and space open, killing us all."
"…Erm…apart from the killing us all part, could you explain the rest in English please?"
"Basically, a massive black hole that will swallow every reality." Josh summed up.
"Oh no. That's bad. That's very bad." Fluttershy said.
"Indeed it is." Josh replied.
"But this Nexus is moving right? How comes this wormhole is still here then?" Asked Twilight.
"That is what I'm about to explain to you. Along with a couple of other things." Josh replied.
He took a deep breath. "Whatever happened to the Nexus, I believe it got reflected off something. Whatever that something was, I do not know. All I know is that, due to that reflection, the resulting force was strong enough to push me into this reality.
As for why this wormhole is here? Well, I think that was kick-started by the reflection itself. At the time this was all happening, the moon was directly above my house. I think the reflection may have directly rebounded the Nexus up. Right into the Moon. I know that you probably already know this, but for logics sake, I will give you a memory jogger. Energy is always either reflected back, absorbed, or goes through. I think that a large proportion of the energy got absorbed by the Moon. The second largest proportion got reflected off the Moon and back at Earth. The rest of it went through. Obviously, that energy will travel towards the epicentre. When it reached the epicentre, it simply rebounded of that reflective something again. I think that the energy build up, combined with the gravity of the Earth and the Moon, has created a massive gravity-well field in which this wormhole was formed. Quite lucky that it formed at the speed it did too. If it formed too fast, it would've formed a black hole and we wouldn't be standing here right now."
Twilight was just speechless. She had never had to process this amount of information before. She tried to make some sense of it all as she thought back to what Josh said earlier. "So, you said it might be possible to control this wormhole thing?"
"I believe so, yes. But I don't have the technology to control it with. It doesn't exist in my reality, and it probably doesn't exist here."
"..Ah…that might be a problem…" Twilight said.
"You're telling me…" Josh replied. "I haven't a clue where to start…"
Twilight was happy that, for once, they were on a level playing field. Now she wasn't the only one who was clueless.
"The only thing I could think of was send a bit of energy through and see what happens." Josh said.
"Hm. You could try that." Twilight replied.
"Yeah, I think I will." Josh replied. "But not right now. I'm tired. I'm gonna get some rest, you come back and meet me at around 2 O'clock." Josh replied.
"Okay." Twilight replied.
Josh showed them to the door. When they left, he started formulating a plan in his mind as he headed for the living room.
He hopped onto the couch and sprawled himself out across it. He picked up the TV remote and flicked it on. All he got back was static.
He sighed. "Water supply, electricity supply, gas supply, but not fucking TV signal. Typical."
He switched it off and sat up. He sighed again and got up and headed upstairs. He decided to take a shower.
After he got showered and changed, he sat on his bed. He shrugged. "I've got nothing better to do. Might as well see what happens when I put a few currents of electricity through that wormhole."
He headed downstairs into the garage which he took Twilight, Fluttershy and Spike through. There was a small box sticking out of the wall on the front end. Josh walked over to it and opened it. Inside, there was loads of buttons and switches on the console.
Josh started flicking all the switches down. As he did, parts of the house suddenly went dark. When he switched them all off, he pulled down and much larger switch. There was a small clicking sound coming from behind the console, and all the lights that were once green had turned red.
He walked over to his desk and picked up a screwdriver. He then walked back to the console and undid 4 screws at the top of it. He pulled it off and placed it by his side. Behind it, there was lots of long, thick conduits which had some L-shaped brackets at the top of them. Josh removed the brackets and put them by his side.
He stopped and started to think about the next phase. He needed to somehow get the power from here to his back garden. However, he didn't know how to transfer it. He needed either some very long wires, or something to store it in, like a battery.
Then he remembered, he had tons up in his loft. Back when his parents were building the house, Josh was only a few weeks old, maybe not even that, but they had plenty of materials left over when they finished. They stored it all in the loft. His Dad said about throwing it out soon, but never got around to it.
He went to the top of the stares where there was a small rectangle in the wall. Josh stood on tiptoes and pushed it open. He then grabbed a metal pole that was sitting just in the opening. Using it, he pulled a ladder down onto the floor. He then climbed up the ladder into the loft. His loft was so full of crap that he didn't know where to start.
He hit a switch to turn a light on, but then he remembered, he cut the power to his house.
He sighed. "Yeah. Sounds just like something I would do…" He said to himself.
He looked ahead and managed to vaguely make out that it was a few of his old computers and various other bits and bobs. He saw some of his old toys from when he was a kid just past that.
He then turned around to look down the other end of the narrow space. He found the Christmas decorations, and just behind those, there sat exactly what he was looking for. Power lines.
He walked over to the wound up pile of cable and tried to pick it up. However, he didn't get a proper grip, and they weighed allot more than he expected, so he dropped them.
"Jesus Christ there must at least 100 meters in that roll!"
Josh wrapped both of his arms around it and pulled it up, grunting under the strain. He pulled it over to the gap that led to the landing and dropped it down. It landed with a loud thud. Josh breathed heavily, still amazed by the weight of those things.
He hopped down and pulled them up onto their side. Since they were wound up into a circular wheel shape, he was going to roll them down the stairs. He placed them the right way round, so that the thick cable wouldn't unravel, and then pushed them off down the stairs. He didn't bother trying to control them, because he knew that if he tried, they would've pulled him instead of him pulling them, and he would've been crushed.
They landed at the bottom of the stairs with a thud, shaking all the walls. Josh walked down the stairs and rolled them into the garage. Once he had manoeuvred them all through the crap he had in his garage, he left them next to the power control box. He counted how many power connections he had available to him. He counted 5 Ringmains.
(A/N: I don't know how it works over in the USA or any other countries, but I know it's us over here in the UK that primarily use the Ringmain system. If you don't understand, don't worry about it. Basically, they are independent power supplies. It's a little complicated, so I'm not gonna go into too much detail. Besides, I know you want to read the story ;) )
He needed to cut this cable to size. He didn't have the exact tool for the job, but it'll have to do.
He started heading to his back garden, but then his stomach started rumbling. "I guess I should eat something." Josh said with a chuckle.
Josh headed into the kitchen and placed a saucepan on the stove. He set it to maximum and got a tin of tomato soup out of the cabinet beneath him to his left. He then proceeded back into his back garden.
He went into his shed and got a pair of large clippers out. They were capable of cutting anything up to 6 inches thick. They were primarily used on trees, but Josh didn't have wire strippers large enough to use on mainline power supply cable.
He went back to the garage and started trying to work out how long he needed to cut the cable. "It's about 15 meters from here to my back garden. I'll just 17 just so I have some safety and some slack." He formulated.
He measured out 17 meters and cut the cable with the cutters. It took a bit of persuading to get through, but it did in the end.
He jumped as he heard someone knocking on the garage door.
"Is it really 2 PM already!" He asked himself. He didn't have a clock in the garage, and he didn't have his computer turned on to check the time. "I should really get a watch…"
He walked to the front of the garage and was just about to hit the button to raise up the door, but then he heard some voices mentioning his name. There was more aswell. Twilight probably bought the rest of her friends along.
"So you say he calls himself a Human?" Josh recognised Rarity's voice.
"Yes. And he is extremely smart. At times he puts me to shame." Twilight replied.
Josh smiled and blushed slightly. No one had ever complimented him on his intelligence before. "And they called me crazy…" He said to himself.
Josh hit the button and the door started rising up. Slowly, it revealed all the ponies. "Welcome back, Twilight." He said, smiled, and nodded. He then looked at Fluttershy. "Fluttershy." He said, smiling and nodding again. Fluttershy smiled sheepishly in response.
"And you must be…Twilight's friends." He said to the others.
"Yes, yes, yep-a-de-do-dah we are!" The pink pony replied, bouncing towards Josh and pulling his right hand towards her with her hoof. "I'm Pinkie Pie." She said, shaking Josh's hand. Josh was having difficulty keeping up with her.
"Hello there, Pinkie Pie. As I'm sure Twilight told you, I'm Josh."
"She sure did!" Pinkie replied. Looking up at him. "Wow, you're tall." She said, bouncing up and down trying to match his height.
"I'm only about 2 feet taller than you." Josh replied, even though he knew that was quite a substantial difference.
"Oh wow, there are more of those things on wheels in here! Look, that one has no roof!" She bounced over to it. "Don't you think it should have a roof, because if it started raining, then you'd get wet, and that's bad."
"They're not designed to have roofs." Josh said. "Other cars do though. These open wheelers don't."
"Why are they called open wheel? Their wheels aren't open, because if they were open, they'd just collapse and they wouldn't work."
She looked around the front right wheel of Josh's car. "Hey, I found a gap! So it is an open wheel!" She poked her head down the space between the suspension and the brake calliper. "Heeeeeeeeelooooooo! Anyone in here!"
Josh flung a concerned look at Twilight. Twilight smiled in return. "That's just Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie." She said.
"Ah." Josh said and nodded.
"Hey, hey, I need to throw you a party, Josh!" Pinkie pie announced, bring her head out.
"yeah! I throw a party for every new Pony in Ponyville…! Or in your case, Human!"
"…Well, I appreciate the thought, and would happily attend if you were to throw it, but I really think-"
"Great!" Pinkie Pie interrupted him. "You can meet all the other Ponies then!"
Twilight approached Josh. "So, Josh, have you started working on-"
"So what are these things anyway?" The cyan coloured Pony asked.
Josh recognised it as Rainbow Dash, but he kept up his incognito display to prevent arousing suspicion. "These? Back where I come from they are called cars. I race them." Josh said.
Rainbow Dash smiled. "All I care about there was the word race." She flew over the car and landed next to Josh. "Names Rainbow Dash. Probably the best flyer in all of Equestria."
"You're the only flyer I know in Equestria." Josh replied. He couldn't take his eyes off her wings. "Wings?"
"What, these old things?" Rainbow Dash extended them.
"Yeah. They're nice." Josh replied. "May I…stroke them?"
Rainbow Dash didn't look amused. "Just be gentle." She replied.
"Thank you." Josh said as he bought out his right hand. He placed it at the base of her left wing and slowly ran his hand up it. "It's so soft for feathers."
"Well I do have to keep them in top condition. Otherwise they wouldn't be up to the task of doing all the aerobatics I do."
Josh finished touching her wings and put his hand in his pocket. "But enough about me, I wanna talk about you. You say you race these?"
"Yep." Josh replied. "This one is the fastest. It does about 170 miles per hour flatout with the right setup."
"My friend," Rainbow dash grabbed him around the waist with her front left leg, "I think we are gonna get on just fine…" She said with a smile.
"Glad to hear it." Josh replied.
"So anyway, as I was trying to say earlier," Twilight started talking, but Josh's attention was drawn by a pony with a white coat and a purple mane and tail standing at the entrance. "Are you not coming in?" Josh asked, interrupting Twilight.
"I'm NOT coming in there! It's too dirty!" She said.
"It's not that bad. Just be careful what you touch." Josh replied.
"What is that black patch over there?"
"That?" Josh said, looking where she was looking, "that's just dried up oil. It won't harm you."
Josh walked over and knelt down to it. He rubbed his hand over the patch and looked at it. Nothing came up on his hand. "See. Nothing." He presented his hand to her and she flinched.
"Eww! Get it away from me! Please, wash your hands!"
"I just had a shower." Josh replied. "I've been working though."
"Whatever, I'm not coming through." She said.
Josh sighed. "Allright, let's try this." He walked outside the garage and round to the front door. He opened it. "Walk through the hall and come through the first door on your right. That one there." He said and pointed. "Can you do that?"
"I should be able to…" She replied.
"Good. I'm Josh by the way, in case you didn't pick up on any of that conversation and Twilight didn't tell you."
"Twilight informed me earlier of your name, and I was all ears when you were talking. My name is Rarity."
She started heading through the door.
"Pleasure to meet you, Rarity." Josh replied as she headed through the door.
Josh walked back into the garage. "Sorry, Twilight, you were saying?"
"I was just going to ask how you were coming along with your idea."
"Oh right. Going slowly, but getting there." Josh replied.
Rarity came through the door. However, she just stood in the doorway, still not coming into the garage. "Were you cooking something Josh? Because there appears to be steam coming out of what appears to be the kitchen."
Pinkie Pie sniffed the air. "Mmmm, I love tomato soup!"
"…Ohh crap." Josh said. He dashed into the kitchen and turned the stove off. The soup was bubbling hot. Josh got a teaspoon out of the draw below him and took a small bit off the surface. He tasted it and breathed a sigh of relief. "Phew. Didn't burn."
"If yer a bit busy Josh, ah can take on over th' cookin' if ya want." A pony asked.
Josh looked behind him to find an orange Pony standing next to him. "Why thank you…Erm…"
"Applejack. Thanks Applejack, you a lifesaver. Well, lunch saver."
She smiled and took over from Josh. Josh looked at the other Ponies. "I was gonna have some tomato soup for lunch. Can I offer you any?"
"You don't have too, Josh. I mean, it doesn't look like there's that much. That looks like only enough for about 2 in there." Twilight said.
"I've got more tins." Josh said. He opened the cupboard and bought out 2 more tins. "That should be enough." He said. He pulled the ring off them and tipped them in.
"It'll take a tinsey bit longer t'cook now." Applejack said.
"Not to worry. I could use a tinsey bit longer anyway." Josh replied. "Follow me, Ponies."
They went back into the garage. Josh grabbed one end of the cable he just cut. "Someone else grab the other end."
"Me! Me! I'll do it!" Pinkie Pie cried. Before anyone else could answer, she had already grabbed the other end.
"Okay, Pinkie. Now, for the love of God, DON'T move. Just hold that cable on the floor and don't move. Understand."
"Yes-sir-rey!" She replied.
"Good." Josh started pulling the cable through his house and out the back door. He then pulled it up to the wormhole. He had plenty of line left.
"What in the world is that thing?" Rarity asked.
"It's the wormhole I've been talking about." Twilight said.
"Yeah, I still don't get any of that technical jibber-jabber." Rainbow Dash said.
"I'll try to simplify it as we go along, but there's nothing much you need to know at this point in time." Josh said. "Now we need to repeat this process with the cable 4 more times." He said.
After getting all the cables sorted out, Josh now needed something to mount them on. He looked around, but nothing immediately sprung to mind. Then he saw the small fence at the bottom of his garden. He had a set of steps in the middle of the garden. Only 3 high. They were only about a meter wide. The rest of the bank was covered by a small picket fence. Josh remembered that his Dad had some pickets left over from when he put the fence up.
He walked over to the shed and opened the doors. He rummaged around allot, since his shed was full of crap. Eventually, he found a few remaining pickets. He bought out 3. He also bought out a hammer and some duct tape.
He walked over to the wormhole and placed one picket on the right hand side of it. He then hammered it in so it would stay flat. He then duct taped all the wires onto the picket so they were facing in the direction of the wormhole.
He then walked straight in front of the wormhole. When he did that, it enlarged to a few times its size. "When you get close enough to it, the wormhole opens up to allow you to pass through and go to whatever's on the other side."
"What's on the other side?" Asked Rainbow Dash.
"On the other side is my world." Josh replied.
"Won't people be looking for you?" Asked Twilight.
Josh shook his head. "I have a theory that since it is highly unstable, the wormhole is getting shuffled around allot, meaning that if you travelled through it, you could end up anywhere. However, it will remain at the same spot back in my world though, because that is where it originated. That is why I want to find a way to control it and not go back through before that. If I do, there may be a chance I cannot return to here. Then I would be stuck."
"Okay. I think I get it, but I'm not up to date with all these wormholes. I've only read about them, and I've never actually seen one. I even began to think they were made up and were just a product of Science-Fiction." Twilight said.
"That's exactly what I thought up until last night." Josh replied.
He knocked the other picket into the ground in the middle of the wormhole. He went to knock the last one in on the left hand side, but then he stopped. He threw the picket away. "Damn, didn't think about that. I need a metal pole for this one because I need it to be magnetically charged for it to work…"
"When we were walking through your house, I saw that broom in the hall was made out of metal. Could you use that?" Asked Rainbow Dash.
"I guess I could…" Josh replied. "I'll be right back."
He ran into the hall and grabbed the broom. He was about to run upstairs, but then he saw Pinkie Pie still in the garage. "Hey, Pinkie, you can stop holding them now." Josh called to her.
"Okie dokie! Where are the others?" She asked as she dropped them.
"Outside in the back garden." He replied. "Go find them."
He went upstairs into his room. He then grabbed a magnet off his desk and ran back downstairs.
He ran back into the kitchen and started grabbing fridge magnets and magnets off the notice board."Ya'll right?" Asked Applejack.
"Yeah, just fine." He replied and smiled.
"Ya Shure? Ya'll were rushin' aroun' quite a bit up there an' through here."
"yeah, I'm fine. I just like to do things quickly."
She shrugged. "sueyt yo'seff. Soups ready enny minute now…"
Josh walked back out into the garden and put all the things on the side. He then walked into the shed again. He came back out with a hacksaw.
"What are you doing?" Asked Rainbow Dash.
"Just cutting this broom down to size." Josh replied.
He cut the broom about halfway. He didn't need it to be as big as it was, so he decided to cut a little bit off to make it easier to work with.
"What's all this you bought out?" Asked Twilight.
"Electricity is negatively charged, so I needed something positively charged to try and convince it into the wormhole." Josh said. "I was gonna earth the magnets using the pole, then use the magnets to attract the electricity, hoping that it would be taken by the wormhole and see what happens."
Josh got the duct tape he used earlier and strapped the magnets to the pole. They were attracted to the pole anyway, but he didn't want to take an unnecessary risk by not duct taping them.
He picked up the hammer and knocked the pole as deep into the ground as he felt was necessary.
He headed back into the shed and picked up a multimeter. He set it to the resistance setting and duct taped it around the middle pole.
"What does that do?" Asked Rarity, sort of regretting asking the question, knowing she was about to get a response she didn't understand.
"It's a multimeter. It will help me determine what's going on with the wormhole. Although I'm not sure I'll understand what the figures mean, I made the assumption that resistance might be able to show us how far the wormhole is travelling."
"Oh…I think I understand."
"Yeah, I'll be able to explain it better once I understand." Josh replied.
He did a final check over everything. "Right, that is that all checked. Now all I need to do is go plug it into the electricity."
"Wait a minute. You've had the electricity off the whole time? How comes Applejack is cooking tomato soup on your stove then?" Twilight asked.
"The stove operates on gas, not electricity." Josh replied.
"Okay, I need 2 volunteers to stay out here and watch the wormhole." Josh said.
"Oh, oh, oh! Pick me! Pick me! Please, please, please!" Pinkie Pie said, jumping up and down and waving her front legs up in the air.
"Uhh. Sure. Anyone else?"
"…Okay, I guess I should be the one to stay. Besides, I'm not going in that filthy room of yours you call a garage." Rarity said.
"Okay, great. The rest of you, follow me."
Josh, Rainbow Dash, Twilight, and Fluttershy went into the garage.
"Now just to attach the lines to the power supply." Josh said.
He picked up one of the cables and slowly began to move it into the power line. Suddenly, a jolt of electricity came flying out; knocking Josh back and making him drop the cable. He almost fell over, but he just managed to keep his balance.
Fluttershy screamed and dived behind his car. She squished herself in between the suspension and the side pod and sat there trembling.
"Well, I wasn't expecting that." Josh said.
He heard faint whines. Twilight signaled with a motion of her head to point to Fluttershy. Josh looked down and saw Fluttershy tucked away. "Hey, come on now. It was only a little bit of electricity."
"B-b-but it s-screamed so l-loud."
"It'll do that. But it can't hurt you unless you get too close to it." Josh looked at his right hand where the electricity got him. The right side of his right was red raw, and all the hairs had been singed off. It stung a little bit, but not much.
"Trust me, Fluttershy. Electricity cannot hurt you unless you come into contact with it." He extended his hand out to help her up. She wrapped her front right leg around his hand and pulled herself out. Josh noticed that she got her wing caught slightly in the suspension frame. "Hold still, Fluttershy, you caught your right wing." He said.
"What?" She looked back and saw it was a bit jammed.
Josh gently slid it around and out of the suspension. Fluttershy was amazed. "That looked really tricky to get out of. How did you know what to do?"
Josh smiled. "I've gotten my arms caught in 'em a few times working on it. You get used to it after a while."
After Josh had helped Fluttershy up, he walked back over to the power box. "Hm. It appears that it didn't like the cable. Maybe I triggered a failsafe system that caused it to do that?"
"I wouldn't know. You know more about this than me." Twilight replied.
"That's a first." Rainbow Dash added.
"Speaking of failsafe's," Josh flicked a switch on the box. Where a green light should've replaced the red one, it turned yellow. "I triggered the overloading failsafe system that is initiated when a circuit is shorting out. It stops it catching on fire."
"That's logical." Twilight replied.
"I need to remove the earthing system. But if I lay so much as a hair on that, I'll get electrocuted."
"Hmmm…I think I might be able to help with that, Josh." Twilight said.
"How so?" Josh asked.
"Just tell me what wire I need to pull, and I'll do the rest." She said as she stepped forward.
"It's the green and yellow stripy one." Josh said. "How you gonna pull them?"
"Watch." Twilight replied. Her horn started glowing with a purple field around it, and the same type of field appeared around the wire.
Josh suddenly knew what she was doing. He knew that was what she was going to do all along. But he couldn't say so in case he got found out. "Don't pull it all the way out. Just pull it out at the top there so I can put it back in later."
"You got it." She replied.
She pulled the wire out with ease and left it dangling over the edge so they could find it easily. "Now, could you do that with the cable so I don't risk being electrocuted?" Asked Josh.
"Certainly." She said. The glowing moved over to the wire, and she slowly moved it into the box. Sparks of electricity joined it. Fluttershy flinched, but didn't move.
The sound of a completed connection was made when the sparking stopped. "That's it. Perfect." Josh said.
They repeated the process for all 5 wires. "Right. Rainbow Dash, I want you and Fluttershy to stay here. I'll shout to you to tell you to flick these switches. Well, I'll try and shout to you, but if you don't quite hear me, Applejack will back me up. Think you can do that?"
She smiled. "What do you take me for? A fool? Of course I can flick a few switches!"
Josh smiled and nodded in return. "Let's go, Twilight."
They headed back out to the garden and to the wormhole. "Okay Rainbow Dash, flick switch one!" Josh shouted.
"Excuse me?" Rarity said.
"Sorry. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are flicking power switches for those cables."
"Flick number 2, Dash!" Josh shouted.
A few flickers of electricity jumped out of the cables, but not enough to form a stable flow of power. "Flick 3, dash!" Josh shouted.
A large bolt of electricity shot out of the cables and joined to the pole on the opposite side. "That's good." Josh said. He leant forwards to take a look at the multimeter. It wasn't increasing in resistance.
"Flick 'em all, Dash!" Josh shouted.
The bolt increased in size and resistance readings went off the scale. The wormhole enlarged and started spinning rapidly.
Josh counted to 10 in his head and then shouted "cut 'em all off, Dash!"
The power flow began to stop and the wormhole slowly stopped spinning. "Well, now to take a look." He said.
He walked up to it and it enlarged to let him through. However, he only stuck he head through to be on the safe side.
And what he saw on the other side did not impress him one bit…
The other's were sat staring hopelessly at Josh's back end as his head was through the wormhole.
"Do you think he's okay?" Pinkie Pie asked.
"I think he would have started panicking by now if he wasn't." Rarity said.
A few more seconds passed and Josh pulled his head back through.
"Are you alright? What did you see?" Asked Twilight.
"N-nothin'." Josh replied. And with that, he stormed off.
Applejack came out of the back door. "Soups ready!" She declared.
"Not hungry." Josh mumbled angrily as he forced his way pass her.
He went upstairs and into his room…
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PS: Sorry for it being stupidly long. Future chapters will be shorter, I promise. :)