"The familiar location draped in eerie shadows and distorted visuals. Figures brandishing horrific faces of anguish and despair and shelves bending and melting. Silence greeted the eager hero as she awoke from her stupor... that is... until a devilishly handsome someone's voice echoed through the building." The mysterious voice bellowed.
"Reed's shop, or at least what was left of it, was her entry point into this decrepit land of misery and woe. And there would be no way to escape. So, hun, I'm gonna need you to enter that little door over yonder before we can get on with this. I don't have all day. Just follow the arrows. We'll meet soon enough." And as he finished his monologue, a single greeting card popped up from the creaky, rotten floor boards.
Tah Tah for now.
The words read aloud by the same mysterious voice, before exploding into a magnificent red diamond.
And once again... Silence... as she was given a chance observe the surroundings for herself. The ceiling, once draped with cobwebs, extended into what seemed to be infinity, showing only a view of a cloudy night sky, sprinkled with blood red stars. And the floor, overrun by of the Everfree. The floor ripe with the smell of decay. The only thing still intact... was the arrow, pointing to the only door in the room.
Melanite blinked at the voice. Not what she expected, not all that familiar. Or was it? She shrugged, starting to walk as the voice continued talking. She looked at the masks and whatnot on the wall. She nodded, enjoying the masks. They looked cool! She pulled one off the wall, examining it. "That is so Metal." She said, hanging it back up. "Note to self, get a few of these for the apartment."
Soon, the room seemed to shift, stretching into infinity as her eyes fell upon an arrow. An Arrow pointing to a door. A door the voice made clear was the way she needed to go. "Thanks Arrow. You're a real MVP..." She said, tapping the arrow as if to congratulate it. She drifted her way forward, looking at the door.
"Don't worry Melanite. Just do what the odd voice says. Open the door, there's no danger through there." She said with a half-hearted chuckle. She placed a gentle hoof on the doorknob, turning it until she heard the click, and slowly easing the door open.
"And as the Mare opened the door, the expanse showed it self! Nothing but the vast emptiness of space. Well... except for those few papers laying there. You know... the ones that read floor, path and the such... and all of the other ones too... The space seemed to have the same qualities of the night sky found in the previous room, going on forever... and ever... and ever... and... well... you know."
Another arrow floated aimlessly in the paper filled void, pointing forward into the cloud made of college-ruled tree entrails. "Just keep up the good work and all that... you'll get here eventually." The voice echoed. "Just be mindful... it's a very... Edgy... world you're walking into... nasty paper cuts. Just a warning. Go on, continue."
"If the hero would choose to walk forward, the land will build itself around her, created by the floating pieces of paper, all describing that which they have created, based on the pony walking through it." A younger, more endearing voice appeared. Much quieter then the previous being.
"Who told you you could use that!? Get back over there! She is my plaything, not yours... now be a good little and have a time out in the corner." Quite aloud one... even in the distance, "Sorry about that... he isn't suppose to talk to anypony... just ignore that, and we can get on wi- Excuse me for a moment... I said TIME OUT! *Ahem* Okay, go on... chop chop."
Melanite wandered along, following the trail of paper laid out before her. The night sky was still beautiful here. Why was there such a view of the sky? She paused for a moment, looking at the words on the papers. "Why don't you have more of a ... setting? Paper works, but wouldn't the story be more interesting with real set pieces?"
She made her way forward toward the cloud, and a new voice came to her ears. And the world seemed to build itself around her. "Much better..." She paused as she neared the cloud, looking around for any real point to this. Reeds mind was very... papery. He was a writer, right? OH! THIS MUST BE ONE OF HIS STORIES! She continued forward, idly wondering where it all would lead in the end.
"As she walked, the land formed around her, a City!" Skyscrapers building themselves around her surrounding her... "No, wait! You seem like fun, hmm... " The buildings collapsed in on themselves and formed a night club. "Maybe this is more your speed." Paper ponies in various fashions began walking in and out flooding the newly formed roads and exploding into sheets as they left the land. "Ooooofff... Nasty, no love for the paper ponies, huh void? Oh well."
The arrow pointed inside Club Paper. The DJ playing discs of paper, projecting sounds of crumpling, very loud crumpling. Yet no one was dancing. No one was moving, the lines on the outside were just ponies walking through. "I don't know what clubs are like... sue me. Whatever, just keep on following the arrows. Next one should be in the back room, or... better yet." The sound of pages turning... could be heard from where his voice played from. "Ah ha! Bare with me... arrows are boring any way. Page... 45... And so the hero found her way to the door that led to the mysterious voice, my wonderful~ voice. Go on, open it. Also, I apologize for the empty room, I haven't gotten that far yet."
As he said, it was, just a plain room, four walls, a ceiling, a floor and a door.
Melanite watched as the skyscrapers rose. And then quickly fell, sidestepping paper debris as they did. Ooh, this was definitely more her speed. She grinned, ready to get the party started.
Crumpling noises. Was that going to be the new trend? Here she thought it would be music that sounded like breaking gadgets. Nope, crumpling paper. She went along with it, walking through. "Hey, no problem. We'll have to fix that when Reed wakes up. Sound good?"
She opened the door to the empty room. She took a quick walk around the room. There was nothing. Nothing in all directions except white. White, and the sound of her own heartbeat and breathing. She made her way toward the door, and slowly pushed it open. Was she finally going to meet the 'Handsom Voice'?
"As the door creaked open, the Bat met her match. Me!" Said the pony.
"Fear me, for I am in control! This is my story! Spoooooooooky, isn't it?" as he nudged her. "Welcome to my world, Bat Pony. Please make yourself at home."
The room was doors, thousands of doors, all leading to different things, stories, memories, or nothing. But the center, was a chair, a cage with a foal, and a console that he used to project his voice through the dream.
What was she here for? Well, she was here for the pony that was currently talking to her. Kinda. He had some radical looking eyes, an interesting get-up, and his mane was a little messy. But all in all, he was the same, adorable, lost pony from that night in Ponyville.
"I'm here for you, Sir Valour. The night in not-so-shining armor is being saved by the fair Giant maiden this time." She said with a grin. She took a walk around the room, examining the pony from all sides. "I dig the duds, though. Very spirit-of-the-night. Though, a slicked back mane woulda looked better...." Melanite paused, leaning closer to the Pegasus' face, looking through the lenses of his glasses at his eyes. "Where can I get eyes like that? Silhouette would FREAK seeing those at the end of an alley." Was she having too much fun with this? Probably.
"Sir... Valour... No no no no no... You have me confused with someone else, perhaps him in the cage? I need no saving, I'm where I'm suppose to be. But he just showed up in here a while ago, out of the blue, and he's mine now. Finders Keepers. He's an odd one too, no fun at all. Just mopes." He turned to face the foal, "Can't even do anything right. I guess you could talk to him, but otherwise, you're in the wrong place. Perhaps the beach would be a better spot?" He said as the room changed into a tropical resort style beach and his attire changed to match the surroundings. "If you need me, I'll be floating around."
"HEY DINGUS!" He yelled at the foal, "Entertain this fair maiden, wouldya?"
"I'm coming..." he let out with a sigh as he worked his way out of the cage onto the sand of the beach.
"C-can I help you with anything... please say yes... I don't want him to lock me in the cage again..."
Melanite listened to Mister NotReed, watching him carefully. Was he the thing that was keeping Reed from waking up? She watched as he floated off, and the area around them changed. It was now really bright... Melanite pulled her shades from her bag and put them on. "Much Better."
She looked over as 'Dingus' made his way over and spoke to her. She blinked, staring at the tiny pony for a few moments before picking him up and hugging him tightly with a bit of a d'aww. "You are adorable!" She said happily, grinning a pointy grin. She cleared her throat and set the pony down and nodded. "Yeah, you can help me. I'm looking for a friend of mine. He's lost his way and needs guidance. I promised him I'd be there for him, so here I am." She said with a smile. "I need to find Reed Valour."
"Please don't pick me up, it's too high." the foal said. "The name sounds familiar, but I don't think I've ever met someone by that name. Then again, I've never met anypony before, except him." He pointed to the crazy horse. "What does he look like? Is he cool!? Or is he mean? I don't want to look for a mean pony."
The sound of waves crashing onto the beach grew louder and louder as the two talked.
"Hey, how you liking the beach? Warm enough? I feel it could use more water..." The elder pony yelled, as a large wave crashed onto the shore plunging everything underwater and turning the area into a coral reef. "Ahhhhhhh... that's more like it." "... Please get me out of here, I can't stand the constant scenery changes... it's driving me mad. I just want to go home."
Melanite set down Dingus, patting him lightly on the head. "Sorry, got a little over excited, You're too adorable!" She said, looking to the floating pony. "HE seems a bit like a pain in the flank to be around... BUT Sir Valour is the coolest. You'd like him." She nodded.
And suddenly, they were underwater. She breathed a sigh. Luckily, it was a dream, so she wasn't drowning, but she looked to Dingus. "This is your world as much as it is his. All you have to do is believe. Imagine what YOU want to." She said with a nod. "You can do it. I believe in you." She smiled to Dingus, silently cheering him on.
"This isn't my world... see." As he pointed to a newly formed sign and read it aloud. "No dingusessess allowed. I don't think that's how that's spelt but you get the point. Believing is hard, can we just look for your friend, cause over there looks neat." Another door appeared in a flash of red light, adorned with images that looked as though they were drawn by a foals hoof. Glasses and ponies, papers and pencils. "Come on, Bat lady! I wanna go in that one! Please!"
He ran over to the door and jumped in anticipation as he waited for the hero.
Melanite looked at the sign for a few moments, nodding slightly. "Signs do mean a lot... Though this one may be a little rude." Melanite said, pushing the sign over. She watched as Dingus rushed over to a door with a gallery of Foal Art.
She smiled and walked over, nodding to Dingus. "Yeah, let's have some fun drawing. I can dig it." She said with a smile and ruffles Dingus's mane. HE WAS JUST SO ADORABLE AND TINY!
The Fun Has Been Doubled! is a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic moderate-to-advanced forum roleplay. Set after the events of the fifth season, we currently have no overarching plot. Instead, we simply have created the world of Equestria for you as a giant playground to have fun in and to explore the magic of friendship. Canon characters and original characters are available for you to play as, both ponies and non-pony species alike! Just remember that we are account-per-character and we'll be fine!
So why don't you stay for a while, look around, and let us know if we should get a welcome party started for you.