Starlight in a Broken Vessel

by the-pieman

Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

“Uh-huh. And what exactly are you, Miss Sparkle?”

“I’m a Unicorn.”

A unicorn? Yeah, right, I had to laugh at least a little.

“Is... something funny?”

“Yeah, now come on, what are you really?”

“Erm, I’m a pony.”

“Okay, fine, whatever. What other questions do you have?”

“Well, I was going to ask your age, but now that you’ve brought up species...”



“I’m a human.”

“That’s definitely new... spell that please?”

As I spell it out, I hear another one of the voices from earlier.

“Huh... what’ with the li- Ohmygosh! It- it’s awake!”


“It talks too! Uh, I mean... uh, hello.”

“Let me guess, you’re a unicorn too.”

“Uhm, no, I’m a p- pegasus.”

“Right. Well, at least there’s a variety. I suppose the next one is a Jabberwocky.”

“A what?”

“Nevermind, guess you don’t like Lewis Carroll.”


I have to roll my eyes. “He’s an author. A rather famous one at that.”

Twilight responded this time. “An author? I’ve never heard of him.”

“Oh come on, everyone’s at least heard of his books. Everyone knows Alice in Wonderland.”

“I... I haven’t. Wow, a popular book I’ve never read... I’ve got to look for this one.”

The scribbling noise again. I assume she’s writing down the title.

“What’s with all the yapping? Some of us are trying to sleep!”

“Rainbow Dash! He’s awake!”

“You mean the bald thing?”

“I am not bald, I’m barely twenty, no way I’m losing my hair!”

Scribbling. Well, guess I did answer one of her questions.

“Oh come on, you’ve got as much hair on you as a shaved cat!”

The lights flick on and I’m immediately face to face with a pair of red eyes.


Startled, I fall back.

“Hah! Scaredy-cat!”

I notice now that she has wings, and is rather equine-shaped, though with a few liberties taken. Guess that could count as a pegasus. Her hair was also rainbow-striped. Guess that could be a good reason to be named Rainbow Dash.

She also had a muzzle. Perfect.

“Oh yeah well... Got your nose!”

I was now holding her snout, squeezing her mouth shut.

“What’s the matter, horsey? Scaredy-cat got your tongue?”

I swear, that is the most menacing look I’ve ever seen on a quadrupedal mythical creature.

“That’s enough!”

Suddenly, I am lifted off the ground, pulled away from Rainbow Dash.

“Come on Twi, put me down, he’s asking for it!”

“Wait, you’re doing that?”

I look at Twilight. She simply nods and sets us down on opposite sides of the room. I take this chance to actually look at my surroundings in the light. Books everywhere, most likely a library.

Anyway, yeah, Twilight has freaky powers and a horn, now that I can see it. Okay, maybe she is a unicorn after all, but perhaps not the ‘Farting rainbow dust and barfing kittens-shaped cupcakes’ variety.

Mental image funny, must laugh.

“Hahahaha... oh man, I am so totally nuts right now.”


“This is the craziest dream I’ve ever had.”


“Yeah, I mean, come on. Magical winged horses? I have to be asleep still. I’m probably at home in bed. My alarm’s gonna go off and wake me up any moment now.”

I stare up at the ceiling and await the obnoxious buzzing noise that signifies morning.

“Uhhh... This isn’t a dream.”

“Oh yeah? I’ll prove it.”


“My my, Rainbow-Dork, is that a challenge?” I smirk.

“It is now! Come on, show me what you got!”

She is now rearing up and... I suppose trying to be menacing.

“Sorry, I don’t feel like fighting someone who isn’t going to win.”

“Oh, it’s on now!”

“Bring it, Rainbow Ditz. Dream powers, go!”

I decide to turn into a giant monster, and unsurprisingly, I start to get bigger. At this point, I’m five times my normal height.


The three of them are staring at me in shock.


Being a dream, I decide to say something cool.

“Come at me, bro!”

Hey, it sounded cool in my head, plus, it doesn’t matter because I’m huge.

“What is that *yawn* awful din?”

I notice three other ponies. The speaking one is white.

I decide to respond.

I am your God now, bring me ice cream!”

“Holy-moley, it’s gone all grow-y! Can I have some ice cream too? I love ice cream!”

The pink, poofy-haired one. Heh, I like this one already.

“Twi... what did you do?”

The orange one. Quite the rural accent on this one.

I decide to just bask in their shock and let them continue.

“I- I didn’t... he... he just...”

“Are you tellin’ me this thing did that itself?”

“I don’t understand either...”

“Wow, this is the most exciting morning I’ve ever had! Well, maybe not more exciting than the time...”

I start to just tune her out. Not like it matters.

“Twilight, do something!”

“Like what?”

“Yes, that’s right, nothing you can do now! Now bring me my ice cream before I roast you all with my atomic breath!”

“S- seriously?”

“Well, you didn’t really do anything wrong, so I suppose I won’t hurt you... But I still want that ice cream.”

Twilight approaches me. “How about a deal? You go back to normal, and I get you some ice cream?”


I decide I wouldn’t want to risk banging my head on anything anyway, so I shrink back to normal. As soon as I do, a gallon carton of ice-cream floats out from another room.

“Here you go.”

I look at the carton. “Rocky Road?”

“Uh, yeah...”

I lean in close to Twilight, making her nervous. I stare deep into her eyes, getting so close I can hear her ragged breathing.

I scratch her behind the ear. “Good pony.”

“I... I... What?”

“Okay, I’ve had enough of you!” Rainbow Dash yells.

Before I can even blink, she’s in front of me, holding the carton of ice cream. Suddenly, the carton was much closer. Like, mashed-into-my-head kind of close.

“Ow! That hurt!”


Sudden realization. “Th- that hurt. Oh, crap.”

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