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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic-Adventures of the Book of Virtues

By stardustxlr8

Humor / Adventure

Chapter 1

Hi, uh, I have a question. If you were a type of pony, which type would you pick. I know it's none of my business, I'm just curious. Let's be fair, you tell me, then I'll tell you what type I'd be. All three have their perks, I guess.

Pegasi have wings so they can fly. And they can walk on clouds and stuff. They're in charge of the weather, they can move clouds and make it rain if the clouds are heavy enough. Unicorns have horns that they can use that 'magic' thing. They use it to move stuff and make other things happen. Most Unicorns I've seen have lots of money and live in classy places like Canterlot. Earth Ponies are kind of strange. The can't fly and they can't do magic. But they are stronger than the other two so I think that's something. And they're good at growing plants and fruits and veggies and stuff, so that can be a good trade-off too.

Okay, you told me about you, so I guess it's fair I tell you about me. But it's kind of a long story so you can make yourself comfortable in front of the computer, or tablet or whatever device you're using right now and enjoy the story.

There I was, walking on the dirt road leading probably to nowhere. There's just me, my dragging hooves, the dirt on the road, and that big wooden cart I was dragging behind me. Everything I was carrying was packed in boxes, no crates, just regular cardboard boxes. I was moving to another town to find an apartment to live it. I used to live with my parents before they decided to kick me out.

Wait, forget what I just said. The didn't exactly kick me out. They just thought it'd be best if I expand my horizons a bit. I never felt I fit in where I was walking from. So when a friend of my dad's came over for a visit, they managed to talk a bit and arranged for me to move to a new town nearby. So there I was moving out to a new world.

We were all hoping I could find what I was looking for as soon as I move to town. See, my dad's a delivery guy. He sends supplies to various stores around the county. And since he's a Pegasus it makes his job easier. And my mom's a telemarketer, but I don't know much about moving calls to other ponies. She's a Unicorn, too, but I don't know what difference that makes.

But me, I'm just different, I mean way different; jot just from my folks but from ponies in general. I'm not really as strong as I should be, and I never really like getting my hooves dirty. And even when time come for it, all I do is kill plants instead of growing healthy food. That's right, you guessed it. I'm an Earth Pony.

When I first set my sights on the town it was a bit more than I expected. For being a small and quiet town it was quite bustling. I walked past many ponies minding their own business, not even turning attention towards the blue guy wearing the short-sleeved jean jacket and the jean kilt over his haunches. Walking further through the town I was thinking about where I'm supposed to go to settle down and unpack.

And then BOOM! I didn't know what hit me! All I saw was a pink blur and before I knew it, off my wagon and on my back. It was like I was hit by a pink freight-train and it hurts like I-Don't-Know-What. I got back up on my hooves and tried to fight off the pain. After shaking myself back to consciousness, I looked around and spotted a pink pony lying on the ground with its rump in the air. As I walked around I got a good look at the pony's face as she got back up. She shook her head like a wet dog, I shielded my face as dirt and pebbles out of her hot-pink, puffy hair. When she was finished she spotted me with her pair of blue eyes. I stood there for a moment to see if she'd respond but nothing actually happened; she just stood there, staring at me like some kind of side-show attraction, and I just stood there, trying to think of what to do next. I must not have paying attention, because her eyes looked bigger that I thought possible. In fact, I could've sworn that they just stretched out of her eyes! I'm starting to get creeped out and need to get out of here as soon as possible. So I decided to stop beating around the bush, go ahead and ask her.

"Uh, do you know where I could find an apartment-"

Her reply came quicker than I thought, if you even call it a reply. As much as I could tell she jumped out of her horseshoes, gasping like she just saw a poisonous spider before I blacked out again.

"Hey. You there. You alright?" a new voice echoed in my pounding head. As soon as I regained consciousness I stumbled back onto my hooves. My vision cleared and saw another pony right in front of me. He was about my height with crimson fur, fiery red hair and blue eyes.

I groaned as I stumbled back on my hooves. "Does everyone here run each other over on a daily basis?" I asked, gritting my teeth, "I'm just wondering."

"Let me guess; some weird pink mare shot off somewhere in the speed of sound?" the red stallion joked.

"And pack a punch more powerful than a locomotive!" I replied, "She a friend of yours?"

"Ha! She wishes! It's too bad you weren't lucky enough to steer clear of her! You didn't strike up any conversation, did you?"

"...I asked her for directions."

"The brace yourself! You're in for a hell of a surprise! Anyway, something tells me you're not from here!"

"Good guess. I'm looking for an apartment to move in. Can you point me in that direction?"

"Oh yeah, the buildings are right around that way!" he pointed his hoof to my left.

"Okay, thanks," I slipped back onto my wagon and began on my way.

"Wait hold up!" the red stallion suddenly zipped in my way, floating in midair. I spotted something flapping from his sides. He was standing in front of me, hovering by a pair of red wings. "I better give you a tour of the town! You don't wanna have to ask for directions every time you wanna go somewhere, right?"

I thought it over, "No, I don't think so." I could see his face brighten as he got into mine, which made me uncomfortable.

"Yeah, well what are we waiting for! We got a lot of ground to cover!" with that said, he yanked me back off my wagon and pulled me by my forehooves into the town.

"Wait! What about my stuff?!"

"We'll come back for it later! It's not going anywhere! Hey, on that topic, hang on! Without saying another word he began to rise in the air. I heard him beat his wings harder as he flew across the town, taking me with him.

I looked down towards the town and felt chills running down my spine. I was never too fond of heights so I made sure to take the red stallion's advice. "Where are we going anyway?!"

"We're going to a pitstop; Somewhere we can stuff our faces!" he replied as he rose further over the town, flying towards a woodsland on the outskirts of the town. There were a lot of trees we were flying over, but it didn't take long until I spotted a clearing with a large red farmhouse near the center. Soon we stopped near a wooded-pike fence wall, "Here we are, Sweet Apple Acres Central!" he announced as he landed me onto the dirt road. I almost stumbled off my hooves when they were abruptly dropped to the ground. "Go ahead and go in. There's a pony there who can help who's just about the only pony wearing a cowboy hat!"

"What about you?"

"Nah, I'm good!" then he turned and flew away, "But you could wait for me here in half an hour! And save me a doggybag!"

As I watched the pegasus fly off I decided it was time to go on ahead and go to that farm. I'm gonna have a lot of unpacking to do, so I might as well get some nourishment so I won't regret it later.

As I walked beside the wooden fence I saw two more ponies walking ahead of me. Wait, not both of them are exactly ponies. One of them was a... Well, I assume it was a purple, green-spiked, lizard thing; and it was walking on two legs. I know this isn't exactly my business but I can't help but feel curious. So I moved a bit quicker until I met them in front of the archway sign. When I got close enough I can see it holding up a piece of paper and one of those quill-pens you use for writing and stuff. That guy's lucky; at least he gets to have hands to hold things with.

"Um, may I help you?" I was snapped out of my thoughts when I heard a girl call on me, and turned to see the pony who the lizard was walking with. As interesting that lizard thing was, the pony I saw was more captivating. She stood with a coat of purple fur, which I saw was very well taken care of. The same applied to her mane and tail, which was shiny and straight and I can see a pink stripe running down either. My eyes wandered towards her back end and spotted a purple star surrounded by six smaller white ones, "Excuse me, eyes up here!" I pulled my gaze towards the pony's violet eyes, which greeted me with an offended expression. I guess I should've known better than looking at her butt like that. But I gotta admit she looks cute when she's angry. I'm not too good with girls, it's really hard for me to figure out what to say. But I have to make a good first impression. What should I say...?


The girl pony stood with a blank look before she gave an annoyed look in her eyes, "Sup?" she repeated before walking off towards the farm, with the lizard following.


Startled, I turned to see an orange pony running across the yard. Her tied-up yellow mane and tail blew in the wind while a brown cowboy hat was stuck on her head. She charged towards a tree before she quickly turned and kicked the trunk, sending a lot of apples falling into several baskets surrounding it.

"Let's get this over with," I heard the purple unicorn mumble under her breath as she approached the orange pony. "Good afternoon. My name is Twilight Sparkle-"

That was as far as she got before the other pony suddenly appeared in front of her and shook forehooves with her, "Well, howdy-do, Miss Twilight, a pleasure makin' your acquaintance. I'm Applejack. We here at Sweet Apple Acres sure do like making new friends!"

"Friends?" the unicorn called Twilight managed to get out; I heard her voice wobble from being shaken too hard, "Actually, I-"

"So, what can I do you for?" Applejack asked when she let go. I saw Twilight's hoof still shaking. I wanted to help so I reached out and grabbed hold of it. I managed to stop the shaking but I ended up trembling hard all over. I just couldn't stop shaking as that lizard thing stood there snickering at me.

I asked for help but Twilight just ignored me and cleared her throat. "Well, I am in fact here to supervise preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration. And you're in charge of the food?" Summer Sun Celebration? What's that?

"We sure as sugar are!" Applejack beamed, "Would you care to sample some?"

"As long as it doesn't take too long-"

Twilight didn't even finish because I heard a ringing from a small triangle and Applejack shouting, "Soup's on, everypony!" I didn't see it coming but I was suddenly trampled over by a stampede. After shaking off the stars and birds that were flying around my head I saw Twilight and that lizard thing dumped at a table under a gazebo. "Now, why don't I introduce y'all to the Apple family?"

"Thanks, but I really need to hurry-"

"This here's Apple Fritter. Apple Bumpkin. Red Gala..." one by one there were ponies zipping to and from the table putting food on it. It was a matter of time before it began to pile on, "Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Caramel Apple, Apple Strudel, Apple Tart, Baked Apples, Apple Brioche, Apple Cinnamon Crisp..." Applejack took a deep breath, "Big Macintosh, Apple Bloom aaaand Granny Smith!" she jammed an apple into Twilight's mouth and pointed from the gazebo to an old, bright-green pony sleeping in a rocking chair. Next to him stood a droopy-eyed pony with a light-tan coat and a black cowboy hat. "Oh, and that there's Boomhauer. Up'n'attem, Granny Smith, we got guests."

The old pony woke up with a snort, "Wha..? Soup's on? I'm up, here I come, ahm comin'..."

Applejack then put her arm around Twilight, "Why, I'd say you're already part of the family!"

Twilight spat the apple out before laughing nervously, "Okay, well, I can see the food situation is handled, so we'll be on our way."

"Aren't you gonna stay for brunch?" a sweet voice chimed and Twilight looked down to a small yellow pony with red hair.

The purple pony seemed to shrink before that pleading child, "Sorry, but we have an awful lot to do..." that earned a disappointed sigh from all the other ponies there as she started to walk off.

I looked towards the purple pony and the lizard thing who were walking out of the farm, then back towards the saddened ponies who were slowly scattered with plates of food in their mouths. I felt sorry for them having their hospitality put down by some unicorn. And to think all that food would go to waste... "Uh... I can stay here! I'm new here!" I blurted out. Everyone stared at me for a few seconds before they cheered with joy, most muffled with the plates in their mouths. Next thing I knew I was lifted off my hooves and carried off to I-don't-know-where.

Much later I just walked back into Ponyville, carrying a couple of bags of food in my mouth. Those apple-ponies were so nice to me and I was happy to try out all those cakes and cookies. They even let me take as much chocolate cake and fudge as I want back to my place. That reminds me, I still need to find a place to live so I can settle down. I was looking around for the cart I left in the middle of the street. After looking around I finally found it, with someone inside...

Wait a minute, someone's digging around inside my cart! "Hey! Get out of there!" whoever was digging in my cart popped his head out. It was that red pegasus who dragged me to that farm! He must have been trying to steal my cart while I was preoccupied!

"Oh, hey!" He chuckled nervously, "Uh, how's was the trip?"

"What I want you know is why are you digging around in my stuff!" I shouted as I stomped towards him.

"Okay, I know this looks bad, but I was not trying to steal your stuff! I was just trying to move it to a safe place-"

"You had better step away from that cart!" I growled, pushing the pony aside and put my mouth on the reigns, pulling my cart away. But I didn't get very far, because some kind of bump along the way kept my cart stuck somehow. Frustrated, I spat out the reigns and walked around the cart, where I found the back wheel stuck in a pothole! I tried pushing the cart by the back, but I couldn't get it unstuck! After a twenty minutes of trying I finally gave up, plopping down on the ground. I don't know how I'm gonna get myself out of this.

"Need any help?" my head twisted back to see that red pegasus hovering in front of me!

"You followed me?!" I exclaimed, "Wait a minute, I don't need any help!"

"Well, it's looks like it," he replied, "And seeing that you wasted 20 minutes pushing that thing..."

"Just stay away from my cart and stop bothering me!" I got back up and got ready to try pulling my cart again when-


I was slammed right into what I should assume is a mud puddle! I couldn't believe it! First he tries to steal my cart and now he runs me over?! I swear, wherever he's off to I will track him down and I will find him!

As my blood boiled I hear a bit of nervous laughing, "Uh, 'scuse me?" a new voice said, followed by more sheepish laughter. I lifted my head up from the puddle to see a pony with a sky-blue coat, purple eyes and a, I don't know if it's real, short rainbow-colored mane and tail. He was also wearing a pair of goggles over his head, "Lemme help you," he said as he suddenly disappeared. As I stood up I saw a small cloud standing over me. Now in the sky; but an actual cloud over me. I sorta, I don't know, 'puffed' a few times before I was suddenly hit with a downpour of rain. It only took a few moments before it stopped. I found myself soaking wet with my matted mane covering my eyes, "Oops, I guess I overdid it," I heard the blue pony chuckle again, "Um, uh, how about this? I don't know what happened next but I suddenly felt like I was being hit by a whirlwind! I never actually seen a twister, tornado or any of that sort I'm just assuming it feel like that. The wind stopped and I could finally see again! "My very own patented Rain-Blow Dry!" I looked up to the pony's voice and found him hovering next to me! I must have missed those wings he's using, so that makes him a pegasus! "No no. Don't thank me. You're quite welcome." the sudden sound of cackling made me spot that red pegasus flying in laughing his head off.

"Oh man! Oh man!" he fell to the ground still laughing. "You really outdone yourself, Rainbow!" he snickered, "I can see you're still out of practice!"

The blue pegasus Rainbow confronted the red pegasus face to face, "And I can see you're still the dysfunctional $$hole I broke up with six months ago!" broke up? Wait, does that mean they were dating? And they're both guys! Aw, sick!

"Hey, you might've fooled everyone else but your little I'm-not-interested-in-you routine doesn't work on me." the red pegasus chuckled, sounding a bit smug.

"Speaking of work shouldn't you supposed to be at work?!"

"I got a day off!"

"'Day-Off' my furry blue flank! You were supposed to help clear the sky for the Summer Sun Celebration!" I heard those last three words again. What's it supposed to be, some kind of festival?

"Don't look like you've been doing your job!" the red pegasus stated, pointing his hoof at the apparently-cloud-filled sky. "Y'know if I didn't know better I'd say you're still wasting time playing around!"

I suddenly found myself watching Rainbow press his face on the red pegasus', "Not that it's any of your business, but I'm just happen to be practicing!"

"Well you should be 'practicing' clearing the out the sky!"

"Well I was just going to!" he moved away from the red pegasus and landed, I think he was getting ready take off or something, "Wait... I've already done my share of the work!" he shot back towards the red pegasus, "How about you clear the clouds for a change!"

"Okay, maybe I will!" I have enough listening to those two so I decided to leave. But before I could manage to get two steps out, I was pulled by the tail and ended up on my stomach. "Hey, don't go yet! You about to see why ponies here call me Mach Faiz!" so that's what his name is.

"Yeah; Mack Faiz as in 'You're always quick to get out of working!" Rainbow cracked.

"No, Mach Faiz as in 'I'm the fastest flier in Equestria!'" Mach then instantly launched himself off the ground and went soaring into the sky. My eyes could barely keep up with him; all I could see was a red streak flying around. It went around past the clouds, those slowly being moved away from where I'm seeing. It's been about five seconds when-


Suddenly a saw a white pegasus falling to the ground next to me. He went groaning and yelling as he held onto his side. I looked at his flank and found a large cloud on it. I looked back up where Mach stood with his wings keeping him up, "Oh! Uh, sorry-"

"&%)DAMMIT, FAIZ!" The white pegasus screamed.

"Did I..did I get you?"


"Me?! Nothing! You, other other hand-"

"Ha! Figures!" Rainbow laughed, fluttering beside me, "You can't even move away a few lousy clouds!"

"Oh, like you can do better?!" Mach challenged.

"Hey, I could clear this sky in ten seconds flat!"

"Ten seconds the furry red-" but he wasn't able to finish because Rainbow blasted off, through the cloud that he sent to earth and then into the sky. For each and every turn and swerve she broke through a cloud, not even stopping to watch it dissolve to mere vapor. She was moving faster than Mach did; faster than the speed of sound! Next thing I knew she was standing on a post on a bridge that was nearby. That didn't seem to take long.

"What'd I say? Ten. Seconds. Flat." Rainbow boasted, "What'd you think of that!"

Mach just turned away and scoffed, "At least you did your job."

Rainbow flew up and got into his face again, "Because I'm always there when needed, Faiz! Because unlike you I don't leave Ponyvillie hanging!" he zipped back down to earth to pick up the white pegasus. "So don't speak to me! Ever! And while you're not speaking to me, jump on your furry red nuts and drop dead!" with that Rainbow flew off with the other pegasus.

"So that's it?!" Faiz called to him, "After all those times I've been there for you?!"


"After all the time we spent together?!"

I had to admit that was the most awkward moment I had ever seen, and it wasn't even on tv, and I spend half my time watching some pretty weird stiff. ...Doesn't matter now. I still need to find a house. So I just grabbed the reigns and went on my way.

I figured the first place I'd look is the Town Hall. It wasn't that far from where I was walking. When I got there I asked the lady at the desk if she could help me find a house. She said she'll let the mayor know, but the mayor's out apparently. I had nothing better to do so I sat on a chain in a corner like she told me. I waited there, bored, at least until someone else walked in, not that I was paying attention, not even when after a couple of minutes there was some kind of argument going on. I felt my stomach grumbling, and realizing that I still have food left over I decided to go back out to the card I left outside, if only to escape that constant argument. I reached into the back until I found the bag. I turned back to eat it back inside when I suddenly bumped into someone, dropping my bag.

"Watch where you're going..." I looked towards who growled at me and found a black pony with a yellow mane walking past me. I didn't pay him any mind however so I picked up my bag and was about to go back inside when I a loud thump. I turned back to see another cart next to mine; and one of its wheels were broke off. "Dammit..." I know I should be minding my own business, but sometimes I feel better about myself when I help some random stranger. So putting my bag back, I went to the black pony, who was trying to lift his broken side of the cart.

"Do you need any help?" I asked.

The pony stopped to look at me, with something of a mild scowl, "Ugh... I appreciate your concern, sir, but..." he grunted when he must have been tired of keeping his cart up and dropped it, then sighed. "Okay... I left my cart-jack at home and I'm in a terrible hurry. Would you mind if I borrow your cart for a while?"


Sometimes I wonder why I even open my big mouth. I figured I'd help people and at least get a small reward out of it. Now I found myself unloading my stuff out of my cart and helping him load his stuff into it. I should've known no good deed goes unpunished, "So, if you don't mind asking, do you want to tell me your name?"

"I guess if that's to thank you," the pony huffed when he finished with the last of his things, "I'm-"

"That would be New Moon!" I became surprised, yet frustrated to see Mach Faiz here again, "Better known as Equestria's Most Grumpiest Librarian/Fairy Tail Buff!"

The pony New Moon groaned as he held his head, which I assume was in annoyance, "Faiz, I do not have the time to listen you your smug crap today!"

"Why? Still trying to get out of dodge because you afraid the boogeymare's gonna get you?" Mach chuckled.

"Just shut up for once, and leave me alone." New Moon growled as he walked towards the reigns of my cart.

"Wait, since you're taking my cart, maybe you could tell me where you're going?" I asked him.

"Yeah! Tell 'im where you're running from!" Mach added, apparently trying to tease him.

New Moon sighed in defeat, and spat out the reigns and walked towards me, "Well, if you must know, I have to leave before an ancient threat called Nightmare Moon comes."

I couldn't help but raise a eyebrow. I don't know who and/or what he's talking about; though the term 'Nightmare Moon' sounds like some kinda heavy-metal rock band. "I'm sorry, who?"

New Moon rolled his eyes and sighed exasperatedly before he continued, "Okay, you know Princess Celestia, ruler of Equestria, right? Well, long time ago she had a sister. To make a long story short Celestia's better than her sister at everything, sister gets jealous, tries to kill her, Celestia ships her off to the moon, but not before vowing to come back to get her."

"Okay..." this story's getting stranger already.

"Legends said this dubbed 'Mare of the Moon' will be able to make her escape at her 1000th anniversary of her imprisonment. And it's been 1000 years since that event."

I remained silent for a moment, trying to think of something to say... "So?"

"So, tonight's the night this Mare of the Moon will break fro her prison. And with Celestia coming here before dawn, she'll most likely come for her here." he said, "So we should all postpone the celebration get out of here before she comes. Maybe if Nightmare doesn't see anypony she'll go away."

"LAME!" Mach came in in called out, "New, if you didn't want to come to the celebration you could just stay home!" he chuckled, "All that 'Nightmare Moon' talk is just an old-pony-tale!"

"Well," New Moon scoffed with a brief chuckle, backing away back to the front of the cart, "Tale or no tale she's coming! There are plenty of documents down at the library that back this up."

Mach then burst out laughing, "Who would've thunk! A bookworm spooked by a fairy tail!"

"Yes. Very spooked," New Moon replied sarcastically, "That's why I'm leaving; and so should the rest of you. Trust me, it's your only chance for survival." he then bit into the reigns and pulled the cart away, leaving me with my big pile of stuff near me.

"Eh, I'll give him 11 minutes," Mach muttered to himself before he flew off. I looked around but there was no one there. Now I'm sure I'm alone.

I spotted something lying around on the ground that wasn't there before. That New Moon guy must have forgot it when he left. I moved closer to take a better look at it. It was a book with a blue cover and six rocks on the front. I craned my neck lower to read the book's title... The Book of Virtues...? But now I have another problem: looking for a way to lug all that junk around without my cart! I don't even have a place to bring my stuff! ...I can't just leave my stuff here, or someone might steal them. I leaned against the wall and sat down on my flank. I've been feeling tired, so I didn't see it coming when I suddenly found myself asleep.

I woke up after a good, short rest. First thing on my mind was that book that black pony dropped. I should give it back to him. I looked around; it got pretty hard to see all of a sudden. I found the book and picked it up with my mouth, the only way I could pick up stuff, by the way. Let's see, how do I find... what was his name... Shadow Moon, I think? Yeah, that's it. Hey, the sky's black all of a sudden... Wait a minute, how long was I asleep?! It must be later than I thought. I want to find the guy, but think it's a bit too dark to see. Wait, I think I got a flashlight with my stuff. But I can't hold that and a book at the same time. But then I also brought a saddlebag with me, so I could put the book in that. So I rummage through my stuff and found the flashlight, and then my saddlebag, put the book inside and tossed the bag over my back with my teeth. Then I grabbed the flashlight and clicked it on with my teeth too. I looked around down at the ground and found a set of wheel tracks. Those must come from the cart Shadow Moon took with him.

I followed the tracks which lead me a long was from town onto a different dirt road from where I first came to town. It took me a while until I found myself being lead to a small cottage past a small bridge. I followed the trail around the house towards the backyard. I guess I wouldn't bother knocking on the door, because the light were off and I don't want to disturb anyone while they're asleep. The trail went on but I suddenly stopped when I looked up to see what was ahead. It was a vast, dark forest; much darker than the night above me, and there weren't any stars in that sky. The only source of light I could see from there were to tiny to be considered lights, and came in pairs, and were blinking. I don't like the look of this. That place sends chills down my spine that I almost dropped my flashlight. And I haven't even walked in there yet. Why am I even doing this?! I don't even know the guy! ...Then again I did borrow his cart. So I should make sure he doesn't do anything stupid like break that one. So I guess my mind's made up.

I walked through the dark forest, looking around cautiously for whatever could be out there. I fell like someone's spying on me, like some mugger's waiting to gang up on me. I tried to ignore whatever could distract me, like the bushes rustling near me, or the sound of footsteps behind me. This is really started to creep me out, so I did the next best thing, and ran. I ran as far as my four feet could take me. Unfortunately I didn't go that far. I stood there panting and wheezing after running five to ten yards. Sometimes I wish I'd gone to the gym with my dad.

I don't feel hungry because I could hear my stomach growling but I can't feel it. I don't think that's even possible. ...Wait, that's not me! Then who's making that sound?!

I feel so dumb not realizing there was something behind me! I don't know what it is but I don't like it! But if I try to run who know what it'll do to me! I could think of only one thing to do in this kind of situation: I stood still. That's right, you heard me! I stood still! Like a statue! They say that if you stand still in an animal's presence, that animal will forget you're a living person and eventually go away! And you know what, it really worked! Because after whatever it was sniffed me, I can hear it walk away! That was a close call, I sighed out... in... relief...?

I guess you'd know by now that I had to drop my flashlight when I breathed out. That animal must've heard it drop and now it's growling at me! Now before you get to judge me or anything, I'll just go on ahead and make a run for it! But I didn't get to go anywhere because I was being pulled on by my tail before being tossed into the air! That's when I got a good look a the gaping mouth I'm coming down over! No, no, no! I don't' want to get eaten! Maybe if I close me eyes then it'll go away!

I closed my eyes, alright! And I don't need to see to figure out that I didn't get eaten, and I fell face-first onto the ground, and that hurt really bad!

I had trouble getting up and was holding my hooves over my hurt face.

"I guess your mom never taught you not to go out in the woods after dark, huh?" It took me a moment but I recognized that voice! I look up to find a shadow of a pegasus hovering over me!

He dropped down and showed his face. What's Mach Faiz doing here? "What are you doing here?" I wondered aloud.

"Try asking me after we run from that!" I looked where Faiz was pointing. What's so scary about a pile of wood? I got my answer when the wood began to move. They stacked against each other until they became some king of four-legged animal! From head to toe it looked like it was born from wood, down to the splintering claws and teeth. I stood frozen as the animal then stared at me with those glowing yellow eyes! It was ready to jump on me before I saw a red blur smash through the beast, reducing it to another pile of wood! Faiz went flying in the sky hooting. Did he really do that?! He the came back towards me and, I didn't see it coming, but, he grabbed me by the tail and lifted me up, until we were high above the trees! I could hear him laughing over me. "Hahaha! Did you see that?! Wait, what are you doing back here at night?"

After finding my voice from looking at the wooden debris I replied, "I'm trying to look for Full Moon. He dropped something that I wanna give back to him."

"Full Moon?" I heard him say in a confused tone, "...Oh, you mean New Moon!"

"Yeah, that's him. I followed the tracks from the cart he borrowed from me and lead me here," I looked ahead over the forest's treetops towards the night sky. "Any idea where he'd go?"

"Personally, I think he's crazy to come here, especially at night; but there's an old castle past the forest. I mean, it's the only place I could think of worth walking through a place like this."

"Well, it's worth a try," I guessed. "I could use a ride, it's faster that walking, right?"

"Then you came to the right pegasus!" he said, "I can get you there in no time at all!"

"That'd be nice," I replied. Suddenly I have the same animal that attacked me earlier snapping its jaws, trying to catch me in mid-air, "Um, anytime now!"

"Then you'd better hand on!" I hear him chuckle before we went moving way from the beast, flying over the forest towards the castle.

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