The lovable alien duo, Wander and Sylvia have been traveling together throughout the galaxy for as long as they remembered. How exactly did they first meet each other? No one really knows. But when they did, they were destined to best friends. They travel from planet to planet not having any permanent home. They go on exciting adventures and meet new friends everywhere they go. However, they always seem to cross paths with one who is known as one of the most powerful villains in the galaxy, Lord Hater. But they always find a way to survive every encounter.
Right now, we find our two alien friends trapped out in the middle of space inside a rusty old spaceship that they bargained for free from a random salesman. Unfortunately, after flying for a while, the ship itself was starting to fall apart; and the lives of Wander and Sylvia was in sudden peril.
"Wander, we don't have much time!” yelled Syilvia in a panic, “This ship is unstable and it’s going to explode any minute… with us in it!"
"Hmm, well that's really weird,” Wander wondered, “The guy who let us have this ship for free said that it was foolproof and totally safe."
"Oh yeah, Wander,” said Sylvia sarcastically, “This ship that is constantly falling apart is obviously foolproof and totally safe. That guy was full of nothing but a bunch of..."
Suddenly, one of the ship’s fuse lines blew off and the ship kept shaking while the alarm began to blare. Sylvia looked at the control monitor and feared what she saw.
"Oh man, the ship is at 80% critical damage. If we don't find somewhere to land in the next few minutes, we're both goners!"
Wander just shrugged his shoulders, "Well look on the bright side, Sylvia."
"What bright side?!"
"Um... if we die, we'll die together?" Wander responded while hugging on Sylvia.
Sylvia looked at Wander with narrowed eyes feeling sorry for his absent mind not realizing the true stakes of their situation as she said in a sarcastic tone, "Well put, Wander. You made me feel so much better. You really did."
"That's what I'm here for."
The ship’s alarm suddenly got even louder and more of the outside coating was peeling off the ship. Looking on the monitor again, Sylvia saw what she was fearing the most.
"What?! It's at 90% already?! Oh that's just great! We are both doomed! Doomed I tell you! Curse you, stupid, stinky salesman! After I die, I’m going to find you and haunt you for the rest of your florping life!"
"Hey Sylvia! Check out that neat little planetary sphere!" Wander suddenly shouted.
"Not now, Wonder. I'm too busy lamenting over us being... wait. What planetary sphere?!"
Sylvia quickly ran over to the ship’s single front window where Wander was. There she saw a nearby planet with some unusual shades of bright colors.
"Ain't it a beaut?!” Wander squealed with delight, “It’s so bright and colorful and gives me the strangest feeling for a big, warm hug! Does it make you feel the same way, Sylvia?"
"Move over, Wander!” Sylvia said as she quickly shifted Wander to the side to sit down in the driver’s chair, “I'm landing this baby!"
With one push of a button, Sylvia boosted the ship towards the planet as fast as she could. But unfortunately, the ship began flying towards it at an uncontrollable speed. Sylvia screamed out of terror and Wander screamed out of excitement. They both held on to something as the ship plummeted into the planet’s atmosphere unknowing what would happen next.
The ship was hurtling down through the planet’s atmosphere in a fast, blazing fashion. Luckily, the two alien friends could finally see land approaching in their sights. Perhaps there was hope for them.
"Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaa!” screamed Wander at the top of his lungs while waving his hands in the air, “This is the best rollercoaster ride ever!!!"
Sylvia was doing her best to stay calm under pressure while she was focusing on where to aim the ship, "Come on baby! Come on!"
However, the ship’s main control panels exploded in Sylvia’s face and she could now see that the ship was at maximum critical percentage. What was she going to do now? She knew that they were still high up; but if they stayed in there any longer, making it on the ground wouldn’t matter anymore.
In the end, Sylvia had no choice as she quickly grabbed Wander and kicked open the entrance door of the ship while shouting, “Come on, Wander! We're bailing out!"
She looked down and saw some nearby trees on the ground; but it seemed a bit too far away.
"Sweet mother of cosmos,” Sylvia gulped, “this is going to be close."
Without a second thought, Sylvia took a giant leap and plummeted towards the ground while holding on tight to Wander who was still grinning from the excitement. When she was close enough, Sylvia reached out in a split-second to grab a branch that slowed them down. They swung around the tree and then tumbled across the ground receiving nothing but some dust marks and a couple of scratches. Sylvia looked up saw the banged-up ship make a couple more meters above them before suddenly exploding in flames and then crashing at a far off hill near their location.
"Whew, that was a close call,” said Sylvia as she sighed with relief, “That's the last time I buy a bargain spaceship from a sleezy salesman"
Wander jumped back up on his feet with a little smile still on his face and brushing himself off, "Wow, that was a close one! Right, Sylvia? A few more seconds and we could have gone... KA-BOOM!!! KA-BLOOIE!!! You know what Ah'm saying?"
"Yeah, thanks for pointing that out," Sylvia responded in a sarcastic tone.
The two aliens soon began to walk forward in a certain direction while observing the lush, and healthy-like environment that they found themselves in.
"So... where are we exactly?” Wander asked, “This is a pretty neat lookin’ place. Lots of space, clear blue skies, and tons of plant life as far as the eye can see."
"I wish I could answer that question, Wander,” Sylvia responded feeling exasperated, “but right now all I care about is finding any kind civilization on this planet and seeking out someone who can actually help us."
"Well, I'm pretty sure that if you just approach up to someone and ask very nicely,” Wander pointed out, “anyone would be willing to help us. Like a friend helping a friend."
But of course, Wander was once again referring to salesman that gave them the junk spaceship. Out of frustration, Sylvia shouted, "For the last time, Wander, that stupid, scummy, son of a… jerk… was not our friend! He was a mean, nasty, sleezeball who just wanted to dump his useless piece of junk on a couple of idiots like…"
Suddenly, there was a low grumble sound nearby and Wander used his wandering eyes to try and spot the source.
"Ooh, is that the sound of someone civilized?"
Wander then heard it again, but it came from his friend’s direction; and he could see her slightly holding on to her stomach, "No, it's my stomach. I almost forgot that we haven't eaten anything for hours. I feel... completely famished."
Wander suddenly heard the same kind of sound coming from his own stomach as well as he just chuckled, "Well, now that you’ve mentioned it, I am feein' a little hungry. But not to worry, I'm sure we'll find somthin' around here."
"I sure hope it's soon,” said Sylvia as they continued to walk forward, “I'm wasting away here."
"Think happy thoughts,” said Wander as he climbed on top of Sylvia and rubbed his hands on the sides of her head, “it always helps me to keep my mind off things."
"I don't know. I don't think that will dooooooooooo... any... good."
Sylvia suddenly stopped in her tracks as her eyes went wide and her body slumped down slightly with her mouth excessively drooling. Wander soon looked up himself and looked straight ahead in the same direction; and his expression and body posture suddenly matched that of Sylvia’s.
Wander then hopped down and then took a few steps forward as he said, "Oh... my... stars. Are we... dreamin', Sylvia?"
What they saw was a whole acre field of trees. Apple trees to be exact. The hungry grumbling sound in Sylvia’s stomach was reacting from the sight; and she didn’t think for a single second.
"We're not dreaming, Wander. We've been saved!" Sylvia shouted in happiness.
She quickly scooped Wander back up and threw him onto her back and began to race towards the delectable sight, "Time to gorge ourselves until we bust!"
Wander was just as excited as Sylvia seeing that they were no longer going to starve. But something crossed his mind as he suddenly shouted out loud, "Sylvia, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait!!!”
Sylvia got startled and suddenly came to a screeching halt being but a few meters from the apple trees that was calling her stomach’s name.
“What is it now, Wander?” Sylvia sighed as she glared at her friendly companion, “We were about to stuff ourselves silly.”
“Ah know, Ah know. But Ah was doing a little thinking in my mind space; and Ah just thought that along with the fact that we landed on an unknown planet and we have no idea where we are, maybe… just maybe that all of these apple trees belong to someone else.”
Sylvia smacked herself in the face as she groaned, “Are you kidding me?!”
“Well, no. Not really,” Wander responded, “It’s just that maybe we should check things out around here first before we jump to conclusions.”
Sylvia suddenly picked up Wander and held him up in front of her giving him a full-frontal view of the land in front of them, “Take a good look, Wander. Tell me what you see.”
“Um, well… I see you, a lot land, and a whole bunch of apple trees?”
“Correct. And do you see anything else?”
“Um… nope. Can’t say that Ah do?”
After Sylvia placed Wander back down on the ground, she responded, “Of course you don’t. And you know why? Because we’re obviously in the wild; and in the wild, food and resources like these apple trees are for everyone.”
Wander believed her, but there was still a weird sensation that that was bothering him, “Yeah, but…”
“But nothing,” Sylvia protested as she raced up one of the trees and picked off a single apple, “Here have an apple!”
Sylvia threw Wander the apple and it headed straight for him, “But…”
The apple landed onto Wander’s mouth silencing his words. Wander then held onto the apple as he completed his bite and began to chew it up savoring the delicious flavor on his taste buds, “Mmmmm. Oh yeah,” And then he swallowed sighing in delight and suddenly forgot what he was thinking about before, “This is one tasty apple! The best Ah’ve ever had!”
“See,” said Sylvia with a proud smirk, “what did I tell you.”
Sylvia hopped down and slammed her foot against the tree that caused all the apples to loosen off the branches and fell down all around them.
“Now quit your worrying and let’s dig in!”
Both Wander and Sylvia got on both sides of the tree and leaned against it as they sat and relaxed and were enjoying their delectable meal.
“See, aren’t you glad that you listened to me?” asked Sylvia as she was in the middle of eating an apple.
“You bet!” Wander responded. But then after swallowing what was in his mouth, he began to remember what he was worried about earlier, “However, Ah still can’t escape this funny feelin’ in mah gut that we’re still doin’ somethin’ wrong.”
“All of that doubting will hurt your brain, Wander. Just relax and gorge yourself until you can’t eat another bite. Besides, even if your gut feeling is correct, what kind of creature would own all of these acres of apple trees anyway?”
Suddenly right on cue, the two friends suddenly heard a voice shout out at them in an angered manner, “Hey! Just what do you little varmints think yer doin’?!”
Both Wander and Sylvia widened their eyes as they looked up and saw in the distance an orange creature that resembled a horse of some kind wearing a cowboy/cowgirl hat staring at them with a serious glare.
“Um, Sylvia,” said Wander in concern, “who is that? It looks pretty angry.”
Sylvia just laid back against the tree again continuing to eat the apple in her hand, “Just ignore it and maybe it will go away.”
“Hey! Ah’m talkin’ to ya!” the horse creature shouted, “Get yer paws off those apples! They ain’t rightfully yers!”
“Oh no, Sylvia,” said Wander in a panic, “Ah was right! Ah knew this was a bad idea! Ah knew we should’ve checked around first.”
“Hmph, please,” Sylvia scoffed as she rolled her eyes.
She calmly stood up on her feet and stared down the orange horse while holding a whole apple in her hand, “Hey you! Are you saying that these apples aren’t ours?”
“That is exactly what Ah’m sayin’!” the horse creature shouted back.
Suddenly, Sylvia made a little smirk as she took the apple in her hand and ate it in one gulp, “Well… I do believe that one is mine now.”
“Why you little…”
“Sylvia, what are you doin’?” asked Wander awkwardly.
“Oh, and these little suckers right here;” said Sylvia while holding two more apples, “well they’re no longer yours either.” And then she ate both whole right in front of the horse creature’s sight.
“That’s enough!” the horse creature shouted in anger, “Gulp one more of them apples down yer gullet, and Ah’m afraid yer gonna start pukin’ them back up!”
Sylvia had a little stare down with the creature for few seconds, and then slowly took another bite from another apple wearing a mischievous smile, "Care to back that up with some action, missy?"
The horse creature couldn’t take it anymore as it was brushing her hoof against the ground and shouting, "That's it! Yer in fer it now!"
The orange creature suddenly started to charge towards where they were feeling pissed, and Wander was becoming very worried.
"Well... this is bad."
"Are you kidding?” said Sylvia getting hyped, “Hungry or not, I've been waiting for some action! Come at me, pony creature! I ain't scared of you!"
Once the horse creature was close enough, Wander suddenly got in between it and Sylvia to try and prevent them from fighting, "Hold it, stop! Come on, isn't there a better way to sort this out?"
"I don’t know. Why don’t ya tell that to yer stubborn, smart-mouthed friend here!" said the horse creature why still glaring at Sylvia intensely.
"Sorry, Wander, but this gal is asking for it,” said Sylvia, “Let me at her!"
The tension between the two was getting more intense as seconds went by. But then they all suddenly heard yet another voice nearby.
"Applejack! Is everythang alright, sis?! Is there anythang Ah can do to help?!"
It was another horse creature who was yellow, but it was smaller and was wearing a bright red bow in its mane.
"No! Stand back, A.B! Ah'm afraid we have an invading rough Houser steain' our apples!"
Suddenly, Wander’s eyes fixated on the smaller horse as they grew wide and a giant smile came upon his face, "Oh... mah... sweet... celestial stars!” He then ran all the way to her and attached himself to her while hugging her tightly, “Well aren't you the cutest, and most adorable little thang Ah've don ever laid my eyes on!"
"Uh... who the hay are you?" the one known as Apple Bloom said while looking at Wander weirdly.
"The name is Wander,” he responded as he released his hugging grip and then tipped his hat to the little filly, “And by the way, you called that horse creature over there yer sister, right? She seems to really have a short fuse if ya know what Ah'm sayin'."
"Well... maybe,” said Apple Bloom awkwardly, “But what about yer friend that’s in front of her? She seems a bit hot headed too.”
Wander looked behind him and saw the other horse creature known as Applejack pressing heads with Sylvia and staring at each other with intense expressions.
"Pardon me,” said Wander to Apple Bloom as he left her and ran back up in between the two quarreling creatures and separating them from each other, “All right, break it up... please? Now look, Ah think we got off on the wrong hand… or hoof here,” he said to Applejack, “So... let me properly introduce myself. Mah name is Wander, the friendliest face in outer space! And this hot-blooded friend of mine is Sylvia. But don’t worry, she's nicer and more kind-hearted than she looks."
"Outer space, huh?” wondered Applejack as she calmed down, “Are you saying that you two aliens?"
"That we are, missy!"
"Oh mah stars,” Apple Bloom gasped in shock, “you guys are aliens?! Y-y-yer not goin' to enslave us, are you?"
Wander had a good little chuckle at the filly’s little comment, "What? Preposterous! We ain't like that! We come in peace. Honest."
It seemed to Applejack that these strange creatures were not as bad as she thought, but she still wanted more of their story.
"Well, it’s mighty nice that you ain't here to do somethang that; and that ya really do seem friendly and all. But that still don't explain why ya'll were out here pickin' off our apples!"
"Your apples?!” shouted Sylvia, “Of all the lousy..."
"Come on, Sylvia,” said Wander calmly while holding on to Sylvia, “use yer kind words. Just explain what happened and Ah'm sure that they'll understand."
For her friend, Sylvia took a deep breath and sighed, "Fine. Look, the thing is that we were traveling through space in this old, broken down jalopy that some geezer gave us. We bought it even though it was clearly not safe; but we were desperate! Well… I was desperate. But at some point, we were in danger until we spotted this planet; and we happened to land here in this exact area and escaped right before the ship blew up! We could've been dead!” Sylvia then dropped on her hands and knees and started to shout out in desperation, “And now we're lost, and we haven’t eaten for hours, and all we wanted was something to eat in peace without any pestering pest bothering us! Is that too much to ask?!"
"Wow, such emotion," said Apple Bloom to herself, “That big explosion we saw earlier must’ve been their ship!”
After Sylvia’s performance, Applejack had a little smile on her face and then began to laugh, "Is that all? Well shoot, if ya'll were lost and hungry, then why didn't you just say so? Ya could've just asked."
"What?” said Sylvia as she lifted up her head, “All... we had to do... was ask? We had no idea that there was even anyone out here! And what makes you still think that all of these trees are yours anyway?!"
"We own an apple farm!" Apple Bloom shouted with a smile.
A light suddenly went off in Wander’s head finally realizing the answer, "A farm? Ah should have known that. It makes absolutely perfect sense!"
Sylvia however was still confused, "A farm? What farm? I didn't see any farm."
Knowing their full story, Applejack knew that she could trust them now and she began to lead them in a certain direction, "Why don't ya'll follow us and see fer yerselves."
As Applejack and Apple Bloom walked away, Wander and Sylvia looked at each other and shrug their shoulders. So not having any other options, they followed the two horse creatures to the top of a little hill. There, they suddenly saw more open fields of apple trees surrounding a small farm. Wander and Sylvia gazed at it in shock.
"There it is… our farm; Sweet Apple Acres!” said Apple Bloom with pride.
“Whoa. Can’t believe we missed that on the way down here. Eh, Sylvia?” said Wander feeling confused.
“I guess we should’ve looked around first. So wait, are you saying that all of this space filled with all of these apple trees are your property?”
“Yup, all property of the Apple family,” answered Applejack, “Pretty neat, huh?”
Sylvia suddenly felt stupid that Wander was right all along and she was completely wrong, “Well I’ll be colored pink.”
“Yer not pink, yer blue,” Apple Bloom giggled.
Sylvia looked at the little filly weirdly, but Apple Bloom just said, “It’s a joke, Yer supposed to laugh.”
“Oh right,” said Sylvia with a slight smile “Sorry.”
“It’s okay. By the way, if ya didn't hear before, Ah’m Apple Bloom; and this is mah big sis, Applejack. It’s mighty nice to meet ya.”
“Applejack and Apple Bloom?” Sylvia questioned.
“That’s right,” Applejack responded, “and we live here on our farm with our Big Brother, Big Macintosh, and our Grandmother, Granny Smith.”
The two alien friends were in total silence. The first inhabitants they meet on this planet and already it seemed a bit strange to them.
“Wow, they weren’t kidding when they said that they were the Apple family,” chuckled Wander as he lightly elbowed Sylvia on her side.
"Why don't ya'll follow us to the farm,” Applejack suddenly said, “Ah'm sure we can find ya some picked apples to fill those bellies of yers."
"That sounds like an excellent idea," said Sylvia in relief.
As Applejack led them down the hill towards the farm, Apple Bloom suddenly jerked as she felt Wander jump on her back. She looked at him in slight irritation and shouted, "Hey!"
Wander looked at her with a sheepish yet eager smile while saying, "Mind if Ah ride on you on the way down? Yer so cute Ah can't resist."
Apple Bloom thought about it for a second, and then flashed Wander a little smirk and got geared up as she responded, "Well... okay; but ya better hang on tight."
She lifted her hind legs off the ground and waved them in the air before suddenly taking off past her sister and Sylvia. And Wander was enjoying the sudden wind in his fur.
"Whooohoooo! Giddy up, little pony! Yee-haa!"
As they went on ahead, Applejack and Sylvia were watching in amusement. Applejack looked over at Sylvia awkwardly and stated, "That lil' friend of yers; he's an interestin' one."
Sylvia just sighed and shook her head, "More interesting than you think."
After a while when Wander and Sylvia followed Applejack and her little sister to their farm, they were given a few small barrels of apples that were already picked. Without hesitation, Wander and Sylvia dug in and started to scarf down the apples, and Apple Bloom watched in amazement of just how quickly they were putting it away.
Once they were done, only about half a barrel was left; and Sylvia was leaning back relaxing and caressing her filled up stomach, "Oh yeah, this girl's tank is finally set to full."
"Me too,” Wander agreed as he let out a gigantic belch, “Ah couldn't eat another bite.” But then he looked over at one apple that was laying right beside him, “Well, maybe just one more."
He picked it up and swallowed it whole, and then he was satisfied, "Yeup, that did it."
Apple Bloom laughed because she thought they were funny in the way that they were acting. But Sylvia didn’t mind because she was a child after all.
"Ah'm glad the two of you finally feel satisfied,” said Applejack feeling great about their health, “Just remember that there's plenty more left if ya like. We’ll be having a huge harvest soon anyway."
"Nah, I think we’re good for now,” said Sylvia, “But I have to admit that these are the tastiest apples Wander and I have ever eaten! How do you do it?!”
“Just the usual,” stated Applejack, “Sun, water, soil… and lots of tender love and care.”
Suddenly, Apple Bloom zipped up to Sylvia wearing a curious expression and asked, "Hey, Ah was wonderin'... are you an alien that's like a pony... like us? Ya know, since Wander here rides ya like one."
"Me, a pony?” Sylvia wondered, “I didn’t know your kind went by that specific name, but it never really crossed my mind. My species are called Zbornak but I'm not sure if were considered pony-like."
“Wow, that’s a funny name,” Apple Bloom said with a giggle.
“To you maybe.”
"So are ya both related somehow?" asked Applejack.
"Perhaps,” Wander responded, “if you consider your bestest-best friend as someone who is related to ya! But nah, we ain't technically related. We're just a couple of road buddies travelin' through the cosmos together... going where the stars take us."
Sylvia was grateful for the hospitality that these ponies were giving her and Wander, but she knew that there was business that needed to be taken care of, "Speaking of traveling, and don’t take this the wrong way, but you wouldn't happened to know of a place around here where someone can give us a ride off this planet since our present ship blew up?"
“Well Ah ain’t no mechanic,” said Applejack, “and neither is my big brother, Big Mac; but our hometown, Ponyville, is located just down that dirt road. Perhaps you could find someone there who could help ya out.”
Wander eyes suddenly lit up as he stood up said, “Did you say… Ponyville?! As in a whole town full of cute and adorable ponies?!”
“Oh brother,” said Sylvia as she rolled her eyes.
“Well… Ah wouldn’t call all of us cute and adorable,” said Applejack “but mainly… yeah.”
"Hoo-whee, I got to get a piece of that action!"
Not feeling very assuring of the thought of being around more ponies, Sylvia said nervously, "Heh, are you sure that there isn't somewhere else we can go to?"
Meanwhile, Wander was holding on to his hat while shaking with excitement and repeatedly chanting, “Ponies, ponies, ponies, ponies!"
Applejack, Apple Bloom and Sylvia were looking at him awkwardly; but then Applejack just said, "Um... well, you can. But if you must know, we ponies are everywhere. You can't escape us that easily."
"Perfect," Sylvia groaned.
"What's wrong, Miss Sylvia?” said Apple Bloom worried eyes, “Are ya saying that you don't like ponies?"
The way that she was looking at her, Sylvia felt a little unnerved. But she just sighed as she told her, "No, it's not that. It's just that I don't mainly do well around cute and overly adorable things. I may be a lady, but I have my own limits to those kinds of things."
"She may say that now,” said Wander as he stood beside Sylvia, “but out of everyone who knows her, including yers truly, knows that hidden deep inside there is the heart of a loving kitten."
"Please don't go there, Wander."
"Well trust me, Miss Sylvia,” Applejack chuckled, “not all of us ponies are always actin’ cute and adorable."
"Yeah, that’s right,” Apple Bloom agreed, “One of my best friends is a real tomboy and so is another pony that she completely idolizes. There are stallions and colts here too if you didn't know that already."
"Um... what about your brother?" said Sylvia pointing behind them.
They turned around and saw Big Mac go by the barn door smiled while calmly saying, "Good Afternoon."
"Oh yeah, and Ah suppose our world needs male ponies anyway. It’s not like we're in a generic cartoon show where all characters are strangely all girls who always does lots of girly stuff."
"Whatever,” sighed Sylvia, “I guess we'll check out your town to see if we can find anyone who can assist Wander and I. Oh, and thanks for the apple brunch and sorry for misjudging you earlier."
"Think nothing of it,” said Applejack, “After all, Ah misjudged you too. We all make mistakes, and that's the honest truth."
Sylvia got up and began to walk out the door while saying, “Yeah yeah, thanks for the tip. Come on, Wander, we’re burning daylight.”
“Right behind ya, Sylvia!”
Wander began to go after Sylvia, but then he quickly went back to the two pony sisters and whispered to them, “She really does like you guys.” Then he zoomed right back over to Sylvia and sat on her back, riding off into the distance.
“They’re really nice… fer aliens,” said Applejack with a smirk as she and her little sister watched the alien duo walk off away from them, “but that blue one really needs to straighten out her attitude.”
“Ah like the little one, Wander,” said Apple Bloom happily, “He’s so cheerful, and his hat is silly-lookin’.”
“Even sillier than mine?” chuckled Applejack as she covered her sister’s face with her hat.
They both laughed a little together having a small sister bonding moment.
“Well in any case,” said Applejack, “Ah sure hope those two can find and get the help they need.”