Wander and Syilvia, two best friends who always travel together throughout the galaxy crashed-landed on a strange new planet. While trying to figure out a way off this planet, the duo ran into a couple of residents who were ponies, Applejack and Apple Bloom. After a little misunderstanding, the two ponies eventually realized the situation and invited Wander and Sylvia to fill themselves up at their farm.
After relaxing a bit, the alien duo went on their way towards the nearby town, Ponyville; where hopefully they could find some help.
Sylvia was walking along the dirt path with Wander laying a top on her back just humming while strumming his guitar. They were on their way to the town called Ponyville to see if they could find someone to help them get back to traveling throughout the galaxy. However, the name of the town didn’t exactly sit well in Sylvia’s stomach… or maybe that was from having too many apples.
“Wow. Today has been somethin’ else so far. Wouldn’t you say, Sylvia?” said Wander.
“It’s definitely been something alright… I guess,” Sylvia responded nonchalantly.
“And those two gals back at that farm were so nice and friendly; you know, once they realized our situation and stuff. And plus, there was something about them that felt so… homy. It was almost like we were family in a way!”
Knowing the similarities in the accent of Wander and the two ponies, Applejack and Apple Bloom, Sylvia just said with a sarcastic smirk, “Gee, what gave you that idea?”
Sylvia knew how Wander could be if he ever got too excited, so she planned to make sure to keep him in check, “Listen to me, Wander. You must remember the reason of why we are going this town. We’re just going there to find someone who can help us out, give us transportation and then get off this planet. Understand?”
“Sylvia, relax,” said Wander calmly, “There’s no need to rush things. We have plenty of time to leave. Take time to enjoy the fresh new scenery; and why don’t we make more new friends while we do it. I bet it’ll be a magical experience.”
Sylvia just smirked as she shook her head while continuing to walk forward. As she did, Wander continued to strum his banjo while humming to himself. But suddenly, Sylvia came to a screeching halt as she looked on ahead to see an unusual sight with wide eyes.
“Um, Wander… I think we’re here.”
Wander sat up straight and saw the marvelous sight before them.
“Oh… mah… magical stars.”
A bright and beautiful town filled with many pony residents of any colors like the ones they met back at the farm. Sylvia had no words to say; but as Wander stood straight up and his eyes began to sparkle, he had plenty to say.
“What a neat lil’ town! There a lot of things here! A sweet shop, a spa, a library, a park, a bowlin’ alley, a clothes shop, an arcade, a town hall… this place has everythang!”
And he did not stop there.
“And Look at the all the cute ponies, Sylvia, with all of their fancy manes and beautiful colors; and… and… it’s all better than Ah imagined!”
Sylvia grabbed Wander and began to shake him, “Get a hold of yourself, Wander! It’s just a town filled with normal ponies in different, bright colors. No big deal.”
“Just normal ponies?!” said Wander in shock, “Look again, missy! There‘s a pony over there lifting things with her horn, meaning she’s a… unicorn! And there are ponies flying right above us; which means they are… pegasi! Ponies, unicorns and pegasi, oh my!”
“Just what kind of world are we in?” Sylvia asked herself. But just then, she noticed something on all of the ponies that caught her attention. “Wait a minute, why do they have… tattoos on their… butts?”
“Well what do you know,” said Wander excitedly, “They do! And every single one of them has one that is completely different than all the others! Almost makes me wish that Ah had mah own tattoo on mah butt!”
Sylvia rolled her eyes and grabbed Wander to place him back on her back.
“Come on, Wander, enough joking around. Let’s just go in and investigate the place to find someone who can help us; and please try to blend in.”
“That’ll be kind of difficult since we’re not ponies,” Wander responded while tipping his hat, “but ill do mah best.”
Sylvia took a deep breath, and then she set foot inside the town. She was looking all around trying to find any indication of a place to help them out in any way. But after a couple of minutes, both Wander and Sylbia began to notice a bunch of the ponies staring at them weirdly. All of that attention was wearing down on Sylvia’s nerves.
“Hey, Sylvia,” Wander whispered, “Ah don’t think we’re blending in.”
“You don’t think I know that?” Sylvia whispered back.
Sylvia suddenly stopped in place, and more ponies were curiously eyeing them wondering where they came from.
“Well, I guess you were right, little buddy,” Sylvia stated, “What do we do now?”
Suddenly, all the attention was getting to Wander; and as all those pony eyes were focused on them, he jumped at the chance and literally jumped down on the ground to greet all of them.
“Howdy, everyone! You don’t know us, but we’re Wander and Sylvia! And also… we’re aliens!”
All the surrounding ponies began to suddenly gasp and softly conversate amongst each other feeling questionable about Wander’s words.
“Oh! But not to worry though! We’ve come in peace; and to prove it, here’s a little musical diddy Ah’ve been workin’ on since we’ve got here.”
“Oh boy,” Sylvia thought to herself.
Wander took out his banjo, tune it out a bit, and then he let loose what was on his heart. “Oooooooooooh; my little pony, my little pony, won’t you all come be my friend! My little pony, my little pony, best friends until the end!”
At his song's end, the crowd of ponies began to applause the little talented alien who turned out to not be frightening to them at all; and then they all went back to their original business.
“See that, Sylvia,” Wander shouted, “they loved it! They really loved it!”
“Well… I have to admit, you definitely won their trust,” Sylvia responded, “I guess no one can resist your adorable charm.”
“What can Ah say, it’s a gift.”
The two friends were on a roll making a good first impression on this new world. But suddenly, they got the attention of a certain individual.
“Wh-who said that?” said Sylvia while she and Wander looked around.
Suddenly, standing right in front of them was a lively pink pony staring at them straight in their faces with a huge, bright smile. Taken by surprise, Sylvia leapt back and fell on her behind shouting, “Whoa! Pink horse!”
The pony let out a loud giggle as she said, “I’m not a horse. I’m a pony, silly! Although, maybe ponies and horses are the same thing. I’m not really sure.”
To Wander, she was definitely friendly. So he stepped down and bowed while tipping his hat in respect and said, “Howdy, there! What brings ya our way?”
“That neat little song you just sung,” the pony responded, “It was… it was… short… but spectacular! It almost sounds like it could be our theme song or something!”
Wander felt very proud hearing someone telling him that in his face, “Yeah, it sure is! Ah made it up straight out of my head on the spot.”
“It wasn’t that big of a deal,” Sylvia groaned.
“It was totally that big of a deal!” the pink pony protested, “I mean, the song had the words ‘ponies’ and ‘friends’ in it! How can it not be spectacular?!”
“Don’t mind Sylvia,” said Wander with a smirk, “she’s just feelin’ a bit cranky from the long day we’ve been havin’. She’s really a happier being once ya get to know her.”
“Hee hee! If you say so! Anyways… my name is Pinkie Pie, and I loooooooove meeting new faces; and guess what, you guys are newest faces here! Welcome to Ponyville, Wander and Sylvia!”
Sylvia was just sitting back and sighing watching the two high spirits exchanging words
“Ah love meetin’ new faces too!” Wander shouted, “Do you love to sing songs?!”
“Do I ever!” Pinkie responded, “Want to sing another one now?!”
“NO!!!” Sylvia suddenly shouted out loud.
Wander, Pinkie and some other nearby residents looked at her feeling a bit unnerved. Sylvia realized her outburst and just stood there completely silent.
“Wow, she really is cranky,” said Pinkie, “I think someone needs some… laughter!”
She suddenly showed up beside Sylvia and began tickling her everywhere she could. Sylvia tried to resist, but even she couldn’t hold back the laughs from hooves that were tickling her body.
“No, n-n-n-no; stop it please! P-please, that t-t-t-tickles, ha ha!”
She was down on the ground laughing too while Wnader was nearby enjoying the amusing sight. After her tickling assault, she looked down upon Sylvia and asked…
“So, you feel better now, right?”
After calming down and brushing herself off, Sylvia responded, “Listen, I know you mean well, but Wander and I are in a serious bind. We have to find someone who could help us fix our ship so we can get back on the road; well… space, or whatever.”
“Really?” Pinkie wondered, “I figured aliens like you guys would be all like ‘take me to your leader’, or something like that.”
“That’s funny, why would we say that?” Wander questioned, “Sounds a bit demanding if ya ask me”
“Besides,” Pinkie continued, “why would you be in such a hurry, unless you had an important appointment or something? Stay here a while and enjoy the fresh air and wonderful friendly atmosphere of Ponyville! Not to mention that there’s even more to see out in the land of Equestria!”
Wander looked up at Sylvia with a sincere expression and said, “She makes a very good argument, Sylvia. I think at least this place is worth checking out a bit.”
Sylvia still wasn’t so sure about go off to the side of their mission. But seeing the smiling pink pony staring at her bouncing up and down, and Wander looking up at her grinning and making little pleading noises, she just sighed and gave in.
“Well… okay, I suppose we could explore a bit, but not for too long.”
Suddenly, Pinkie pointed up to the sky and said, “Hey look, its Rainbow Dash!”
Wander and Sylvia looked up and saw a Pegasus pony flying around high in the air with a rainbow trail behind her. She was doing fast movements and impressive tricks, and Wander and Sylvia were both astounded.
“Whoa, she’s awfully fast!” shouted Wander in excitement.
Sylvia placed her hands on her sides and showed a little smirk, “Heh, now that’s my kind of pony.”
“Yeah! That’s my best Pegasus friend, Rainbow Dash!” said Pinkie, “She claims to be the fastest flyer in Ponyville; and you know what, she’s totally right!”
“What do you say that we meet her?” said Wander lightly elbowing Sylvia to give her the hint. “Huh, huh?”
“Um… I don’t know,” Sylvia responded unsurely.
But Pinkie decided to decide for them, “Ooh, great Idea! She’ll love you guys!” And then she shouted out loud, “Hey, Rainbow Dash!!!”
After calling out loud to her friend, Rainbow Dash stopped in her tracks and looked down only to see Pinkie waving at her. She decided to fly down and see what she wanted.
“Hey, Pinkie Pie! What’s up?”
“Nothing much. Just wanted to introduce you to these guys!”
Rainbow Dash looked behind Pinkie and saw two very peculiar looking creatures staring back at her waving.
“Howdy!” greeted Wander.
“Sup’,” said Sylvia.
Rainbow was caught off guard a bit from their strange appearance, but then she took a good look at them and became very curious of who they were
“Whoa, who are they?” she asked “They look real funny looking.”
“Their names are Wander and Sylvia!” Pinkie responded, “They’re aliens from outer space!”
“Yes way!” said Wander as he walked up to the rainbow mare, “And may Ah say that was some fancy flyin’ you were doin’ up there! Isn’t that right, Sylvia?”
“Um, yeah… that was pretty cool,” said Sylvia with an impressed smile, “You must have been practicing pretty hard to fly like that.”
Rainbow Dash felt a bit impressed herself seeing two strangers compliment her in such a way. Holding her head high, she responded, “Well, seeing that I have never met you guys in my life, it’s pretty awesome to hear you two say that. And besides, that was nothing! I’m only going to get better… and faster!”
“Goooooo Dashie!” shouted Pinkie.
Sylvia suddenly noticed the rainbow colored lightning bolt mark on Rainbow’s flank and the curious thought of it came back to her mind.
“By the way, um… we were sorta… curious about the, uh…”
Sylvia awkwardly pointed towards Rainbow and Pinkie and then pointed at her own behind. Pinkie realized what she was saying and shouted while shaking her flank excitedly, “Oh! You mean our cutiemarks?!”
“Cutie… marks?” said Sylvia hesitantly.
Wander squished his cheeks together and lightly squeed in excitement saying, “That name sounds so freakin’ adorable!”
“Hey, call it adorable if you want,” said Rainbow, “but these marks are more than just a fashion statement. They are a representation of our special talent. The very thing that makes us who we are!”
Sylvia scratched her head trying to gain a complete understanding of this concept, “So… you have those marks on your butts the very moment you’re born?”
“Heck no,” said Pinkie, “we’re born with flanks that are blank! It’s only when we discover our special talent in life that we receive these babies!”
“Wow,” said Wander, “tattoos that literally magically appear on your butt is awesome.”
“And weird,” added Sylvia.
Pinkie then explained a little bit more, “And the neat thing is that everypony’s mark is completely different. Sure, some may look a little similar to others, but they still have different meaning!”
“Mine stands for how much I love to fly fast,” said Rainbow, “and that I’m always loyal to my friends!”
“And I just love to laugh a lot; and help other ponies to laugh to. And I always love to throw extra fun parties for ponies all over Equestria!” said Pinkie very loudly.
Witnessing Pinkie’s attitude and her cutiemark, Sylvia just said, “Imagine that.”
“Ooh ooh! If Ah was a pony,” said Wander, “Ah wonder what my cutiemark would be?! Maybe a star? A shooting star! Or maybe my special little hat! After all, Ah never go anywhere without it.”
Rainbow looked at the little alien arching her eyebrow. He definitely reminded her of a certain somepony. She then brushed that thought to the side and asked, “So aside from all of this, are you guys here for any specific reason?”
“We’re just looking for someone to help us with our ship so we can be on our way,” Sylvia answered.
Rainbow suddenly remembered seeing something falling from the sky earlier during one of her flight sessions as she said, “Huh. So that’s what the hunk of junk that fell from the sky was. I thought it was just some kind of big metallic meteor or something.”
It didn’t seem that their conversation was going to go on any longer. That is until Wander suddenly shouted, “Ooh ooh!”
“What is it now, Wander?” Sylvia sighed.
“Well… if it’s true and a pony’s mark represents who they are, seeing that all of you ponies seem pretty friendly-like, is there possibly any pony who maybe has a mark for being the very, very, very kindiest of all ponies?”
Sylvia lightly glared down at Wander and stated, “Are you serious?”
Wander nodded with a smirk, “Oh, Ah’m dead serious.”
“Well… I don’t know if there is somepony with a talent like that in all of Equestria,” said Rainbow, “However, there is a friend of ours who lives here; and many consider her to be the kindest pony in Ponyville.”
“Ah knew it!” Wander shouted in excitement, “What’s her name?”
“Fluttershy!” Pinkie responded.
“Fluttershy?” said Sylvia coyly, “And let me guess, is she very… shy?”
“Yeah!” Pinkie gasped, “How did you know?!”
Sylvia just groaned as she just slapped herself in the face.
“Come on, Sylvia,” said Wander pulling on Sylvia’s leg and looking up at her, “this Fluttershy gal sounds like the kind of pony Ah wanna meet! Don’t you wanna meet her?!”
“I don’t know,” said Sylvia sarcastically, “Are you sure she won’t scream and run the minute she sees us?”
“I wouldn’t be surprised if she did,” said Rainbow lightly chuckling to herself, “but Fluttershy can usually sense if a creature is nice or not. Go see her and find out for yourselves. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind meeting two strangers from space.”
“Where is she?” Wander asked.
“She’s a yellow Pegasus with a pink mane and cute little butterflies on her flank,” Pinkie answered, “I don’t know where I saw her last, but her cottage where she lives is just in that direction towards that creepy forest! I wouldn’t recommend going all the way in though. It’s not very safe.”
Knowing all of the dangers that they faced in the past, those words didn’t faze Sylvia a bit. “We’ll keep that in mind.”
Wander was so excited with a bright smile on his face and his whole body vibrating with chills, “Ooooooooooooh, Ah can hardly wait! Meetin’ the sweetest, and kindiest pony in this here town is something Ah would simply adore!”
“Well, have fun,” said Rainbow flapping her wings, “I gotta fly! My flying skills don’t get more awesome by themselves you know.”
Rainbow took off into the skies leaving a gust of wind in her wake. Wander and Sylvia both watched as she did a couple of loops upward, and then when she was high enough burst off with a sonic rainboom that blew them both away.
“Awesome! A sonic rainboom!” shouted Pinkie, “You guys have witnessed that firsthand! She’s gotten really good at doing that.”
Sylvia realized that the citizens of this world so far was more impressive than she thought, “I guess there is more to you ponies than looking pretty and having tattoos on your butts.”
Pinkie laughed and snorted at Sylvia’s comment, “You’re really funny, you know that?”
“I told you she was more of a happier being than she lets on,” said Wander.
Sylvia rolled her eyes as she slung Wander over her shoulder and onto the saddle on her back as she demaded, “Enough of this, Wander. Come on, let go meet this Fluttershy pony, and then we can continue our original mission. No more distractions.”
“Alrighty then,” Wander responded, “but I can’t make any promises.” And then, he gave her a wink.
“Sure ya can’t”
Wander turned around and waved back at Pinkie wildly, “See ya, Miss Pinkie! May our paths cross again!”
Pinkie smiled and waved back at the alien duo as they wandered off in the direction of the nearby forest. Pinkie was glad to make a couple of new friends today, even though they were from outer space.
“Boy, all of this excitement has got me hungry. Nothing that a good ol’ cupcake wouldn’t fix!”
In an open-spaced area near Sweet Apple Acres, Alicorn Princess, Twilight Sparkle and her assistant, Spike the dragon were standing atop a small hill looking down at a huge crater in the ground with metallic pieces lying all around it.
“There it is,” said Twilight, “I thought it landed near here.”
“What do you suppose it is, Twilight?” questioned Spike scratching his head, “Some kind of… sky ship or something?”
“Perhaps. But… where did it come from?”
“It came from space!” shouted a young voice nearby.
Both Twilight and Spike turned around and saw Applejack and her young sister, Apple Bloom coming towards them, curious of what they were up to.
“Oh. Hey, Applejack,” said Twilight, “and Apple Bloom.”
“Howdy, Twi,” said Applejack, “doin’ a little investigation?”
“I sure am,” Twilight replied with concern in her tone, “Spike and I noticed something fall from the sky and crashed near your farm. At least you’re all okay and none of your trees got destroyed.”
“But while we’re on the subject,” Spike stated, “did we hear Apple Bloom right? Did she just say that this ship came from space… as in from outside of this world?!”
Apple Bloom smiled and nodded, “Ah sure did! Aliens came aboard of that thang; and Applejack and Ah met them!”
Twilight and Spike’s eyes widen hearing the words that Apple Bloom spoke. Twilight knew that moments like this never seem very possible to them. But was it a good thing or a bad thing?
“What? You two met and talked to real live aliens?!” Twilight shouted.
“That’s right,” Applejack stated, “But not to worry though. They’re really a couple of nice space critters. They went into town to see if they could find somepony to help them in their situation. Although, Ah don’t know if anypony in Ponyville is skilled enough to work with this.”
“That’s for sure,” added Apple Bloom.
As they all looked back down at the wreckage below, all Spike could say was…
“And here I thought today was going to be boring.”