My name is Alex, Alex McGrath. I'm 16 years old and today was supposed to be just a normal day, or at least that's what I thought. I was going to go to a restaurant with my girlfriend and it was formal so I had to pull out an old tux. It was still good, it had been sitting in my closet for about a month and it seemed okay for the occasion. It was nothing but a white dress shirt with a black tuxedo coat with black pants. I had borrowed my fathers dress shoes and they were a little small on me but they would do for tonight. Finally it was time to go and get her. Her, by the way, is a nice young lady named Maria. She was long blonde hair that she usually lets hang down around her back. That might seem a little long to some some people but anything is better than the rats nest on my head. I have long jet black hair that makes me look like on of those goth people you see every now and then. My mother has repeatedly tried to cut it but I have never let her. For some reason after middle school it just kind of, well, stopped growing. It has bee the same length for years. Strange right? Either way. I took my dads car keys to his Lincoln sports car(he told me if he so much as finds a nick in the paint he will make me pay to get it repaired, so I have to be careful.) and drove off to Maria's house.
While driving I felt this strange feeling in my stomach, like something bad was going to happen. It worried me but I carried on without a care in the world. I was going out with one of the most beautiful girls in the world and I was not going to let anything get in my way.
I pulled up to Maria's two story town home and ran up to the front door and rung the doorbell. My heart felt like it was in my throat. I herd foot steps on the other side of the door and I held my breath. Maria opened the door and she looked stunning. Her hair was straight and she was wearing a red dress with red high heel shoes to match. She was one of the most beautiful things I had seen in my life.
"Wow, Maria, you look beautiful." I said as my heart finally began to drop down to its normal place.
"Thank you, Alex, it took me a while to find something to wear and I thought this would be good." she replied.
I walked her to her car and opened the door for her. I hoped into the car and we drove off into the city. Bright lights flashed past us on every direction. Usually Maria was a lot more talkative than this but she was strangely quiet. When we got to the restaurant the waiter took us to our table. We both sat down and ordered our food and ate in silence. After we were done I paid for the meal and we both left. I drove her home and she finally spoke when we reached her front door.
"Alex, I have to tell you something." she said.
"Yea, what is it?" I asked her. I guess my voice sounded a little weird because that feeling I had earlier was back.
" I really like you Alex and I hope you understand what I'm about to say. I think we need to brake up." she said.
The news hit me like a ton of bricks. At first I could not believe what I had herd, she wanted to break up? But I thought we had something. Why is she doing this? Is it me? All of these questions raced through my head. I finally was able to get words out of my throat.
"Um, yea, okay, if you think that's what needs to happen then, okay." I said.
She told me that she would see me later and went inside. I stood there, dumbfounded. I looked down and expected to see my heart smashed on the ground but all I saw was my bottom half of my body. I turned and jogged to my dads car. I got in and drove off. I drove past my house to the only place I went to when I was sad or depressed, the cliff. I drove up on the grassy area and walked over to the edge. I looked over and felt a breeze blow on my face. I felt a tear fall from my cheek and slowly fall down to the river that was below. I closed my eyes and just thought of what I was going to do. I felt a strong gust pick me up and push me forward. This was not what I had in mind. The wind rushed against my face as I fell. I let out a yell of fear just before I hit the river. I landed in it and felt cold all over my body. The river's strong current pulled me down its twists and turns. My head went under and I was hit in the gut by a jutting rock. It cut my stomach and knocked the air out of me. Everything grew dark. Was I going to die? Will this be the end of me? What will happen? These were the last questions I could think of then I lost all thoughts all together. Then I saw a light. I began to move towards it. I opened to find myself in a room. The walls were colorful and I seemed to be laying in a bed. I looked around to see where I was. The only thing in the room was a wardrobe and a window. I sat up in the bed and looked at myself. My coat had been removed and my shirts was unbuttoned. There were bandages rapped around my body. My whole body ached. Then I herd a noise. The door in the far corner opened and a guard stood in the doorway, or at least I think it was a guard. It looked more like a horse with wings wearing armor. I looked at him for a moment and cocked my head to the side a little. Then he spoke.
"The princess wishes to see you." he said in a low voice.
I rubbed my eyes for a moment. Then only one question came to m head.
"Where am I?" I asked the horse guard, thing.
"All of that will be explained when you see the princess." he replied.
Suddenly I had the instinct to follow him, I walked out the door and followed him down a spiral stair case. He opened the door and led me down a long hallway. We soon came up on two large double doors. He opened them and motioned me to go inside. I walked in to what I guessed was the throne room to see two more guards and a large throne where a pony I guessed was the princess sat. she had a white body with sparkly rainbow hair that seemed to move on it own. She had beautiful wings and a horn. Right behind that was a crown and around her neck she wore and jeweled necklace. I gulped and thought I was either dead or I had passed through to another dimension. I was really going for the later, because I did not want to be dead. I moved towards the throne and stopped at the foot of it. Then the princess mare spoke:
"Greetings, human. What do they call you?" she asked in a voice that seemed nice enough.
"My name is Alex. Where am I?" I asked. I was trying to make this a give- and- take conversation. I tell her something, she tells me something.
"You are in the land of Equestria." she said.
And this is where things got weird. Equestria? Where would that be? I have never seen it on a map or a globe before. Where could Equestria be located?
"So tell me, why are you here?" the princess said.
"I don't know why I'm here. I was standing at the cliff overlooking the river, I fell off, went into the water, passed out and the next thing I knew I was in a bed bandaged up." I explained.
"Yes it is true, our patrols did find you adrift in the water. You seem to have been bleeding so we brought you here."
Her words hung in my head for a little while. Could this world and the world I came from be connected? If so, how would I be able to get back?
"So, tell me princess, how would I be able to find my way home?"
"I am very sorry, Alex but I do not know."
Oh great, that's perfect. Just lost the girl of my dreams and now I'm stuck in a world of pony's that can talk.
"Since you wont be leaving for w while I assume and you seem to have gotten your strength back, why don't you go down into Ponyville and help with some of the things going on down there?" the princess said.
"Uh, sure. Got nothing else better to do." I replied.
The princess told me to take some clothes she had made for me and go to Ponyville. Things had turned odd to completely strange. Well, how could it get any worse?
"Oh, and by the way, you will be staying with a student of mine. I'm sure you will feel at home with her." the princess told me before I left the castle.
I boarded a chariot pulled by two guards with wings. We took off and headed into an unknown direction. We were above the clouds and when we descended through them, I saw a city waiting for me. The streets were filled with ponies of every shape and size. I could tell this was going to either be fun or horrible. Hopefully it would be fun. Of course anything is better than the life I left. The guards dropped me off in front of a tree that looked like a house. I walked up to the door and knocked twice. "Here we go." I told myself. Time to start my new life.