So. . .so cold.
“Run!” Ditzy screamed, and they all turned and ran out of the cave. The Cyberpony followed behind as the ponies galloped towards the forest. Peppermint looked at the distant Canterlot castle. It’s lights were shining bright, what it usually looked like during the Summer Sun celebration. But as they approached the forest and the trees began to sprout around them, she noticed something else. There was a green tint in the corner of the sky, just a glimmer. She shook her head, thinking it was her imagination.
The cyberpony was teleporting now, from place to place, so it could reach them faster. It stayed under the cliff that hung off the side of the mountain, sticking to the shadows. It was harder to spot there, and the ponies could only run and hope it wasn’t immediately behind them.
Suddenly, the pony was almost in pace with them, and they hadn’t much space in between them.
The pony teleported in front of them, directly where Peppermint was.
“Help!” She screeched as the pony shot at her, saying in its terrifying monotone voice: “You will be deleted. You will be deleted.”
Peppermint turned her head, just in time to see a small beam heading towards her. The world stopped, as if in slow motion. The beam hit her in the chest, sending her flying back. She could hear Ditzy screaming her name beyond where she was, but it didn’t feel right. She felt disconnected and lightheaded as the beam hit her.
“Is this what death feels like?” She thought, as she saw all the faces she had only just gotten to know, “Is this the end for me?”
Suddenly, she realized that it might just be the end for her. She closed her eyes and accepted it, a tear rolling down her cheek as she descended into darkness.
She was cold.
“Peppermint! Can you hear me? Wake up!”
So. . .cold. . .
Water was splashed on her face, and she woke up with a start.
“W-what the hell?” She screamed, disoriented. She looked around. The ceiling was spinning still, lights flashing like a heartbeat, and a low hum was audible.
“Where am I?” She tried to get up.
“Don’t try and get up, now!” The feverish mare was Sugar. “You’ll hurt yourself!”
“Hurt. . .myself?” Peppermint asked, confused. She looked around for Ditzy, who was laying by her side, looking down at her.
“You were attacked by a cyberpony on our little run there,” Ditzy smirked, “Luckily, we were teleported here before anything could happen to us!” The mare was surprisingly more bubbly than she had been before, probably from a lack of immediate danger. Peppermint stared at her, perplexed.
“But. . .how?”
“Quite right, dear, to be disoriented at the moment,” said a stallion’s voice passively from behind her, “Give it a few minutes, it’ll wear off eventually.”
Peppermint was getting frustrated now, from the lack of answers. “How did we get here?” She asked. She turned to face the voice.
Perched on his legs and staring at a screen, was a peculiar-looking buckskin stallion with an hourglass for a cutie mark. His eyes were a deep blue, and fixed on the screen in front of him. As soon as she saw him, he lost focus and looked at her to give her a big grin.
“Hello, Miss Peppermint!” He said.
She lifted a hoof and waved, confused, “Hi?”
“Oh look! Sane ponies!” A blue alicorn exclaimed as she trotted down the steps. “No offense, Ditzy,” but then turned to the stallion, “Take offense, Doctor.”
The “Doctor” stallion pouted and went back to looking at the screen, pushing buttons and scanning through different readings.
The blue pony made her way down to Peppermint, giving her a hoof and helping her up. At first she was a bit unsteady, but eventually was able to stand with Sugar’s support. “Name’s Skywriter,” the pony said. “You must be Peppermint?”
“Why does everyone know my name?” Peppermint hissed inside her head. She was so tired, though, that all she could do was nod.
“Here,” said Sugar, “Drink this.” She handed Peppermint a cup of water. Peppermint gulped down the whole thing. She was so thirsty.
She put the cup down, looking around at all the ponies before her. There was the four ponies she had met that day: Sugar, Mr. Blue, Snowflake, and Ditzy. Ditzy stood next to the buckskin stallion, who were both staring intently at a screen in front of them. Skywriter, the alicorn, sat on a seat a few feet away from Peppermint.
Peppermint finally decided to try and stand, wobbling a bit before she shook her head and leaned against her right haunch.
“Sorry, but. . .Doctor who? Assuming you have a name?”
“Doctor Time Turner. Of course, it really isn’t very catchy, so I’d just prefer ‘Doctor.’” He replied, still staring at the screen, then, after playing around with a few buttons, continued, “We’ve taken you aboard our ship; the TARDIS, she’s called.”
“Who’s ship?” Peppermint looked around, then back at the Doctor, “Your’s?”
“Well, not just me. Ditzy, Sparkler, Dinky, or Jenny, as is her real name,” He kept on as he switched buttons and levers, “Jack, Skywriter, and sometimes the princesses.” He finished his sentence with a smile, looking at Peppermint before pulling a lever down.
The ship seemed to breathe, heaving for a few seconds, lights flashing and a big pillar in the middle of the room moving up-and-down, before it stop and everything rested.
“Well, it was nice to meet you, Peppermint, but we must be off!” The Doctor ran down the steps, picking up a long trench coat as Ditzy followed. A blue pegasus stallion came from a side hallway carrying a gun-like machine on his back. “All fixed and ready to go, Doctor!” He exclaimed.
“Brilliant, Jack.” The Doctor looked back at all the ponies watching their interactions. “You lot, stay put here,” he looked at Skywriter, “You, stay and watch them. Don’t open the door for anyone, even if you think you can trust them.”
“What!” Skywriter whined, “Am I seriously stuck with the babysitting job?”
“See you!” The Doctor said before heading out the door, Ditzy and Jack following behind closely.
Despite the fact that they were now gone, Peppermint’s eyes were still wide open as she scanned the enormous room. She was still in awe.
“Well, then,” Skywriter sighed, “I guess we have some time to kill.”
GAHHHHH SORRY THIS SUCKS AND IT'S KINDA DULL I JUST THOUGHT I SHOULD TRY AND POST SOMETHING SORRY