GOSH! This was meant to be a simple picture with a simple description... but NOW it has exploded into a story.
Anyway I hope you all like this and I apologise for any errors or lack of description or something.
I'm not usually one that writes stories.
But I think it's about time that I help you all understand why MicSet acts the way he does.Map: fav.me/d6bw7esspecial thanks to:
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Way before MicSet opened up to the other ponies such as Twilight Sparkle, nobody really knew about his past and he wanted to keep it that way.
Twilight Sparkle on the other hand was very persistent in convincing him to share his past with her, explaineing exactly who he is and what he's been through.
MicSet constantly refused.
One day though, twilight brought him to her home along with spike by their side, and asked one more time.Twilight Sparkle:
listen to me Mic- now I KNOW you don't want to talk about it... But you can't just bottle up your past forever like this, it's obviously conflicting with your emotions, and it's just simply not healthy.MicSet:
Twilight... Please, It's nothing good, which also makes it nothing that belongs here, everything is so peaceful and perfect... I really envy you ponies for this, you get everything good here.Twilight Sparkle:
*snickerd* it's not as perfect as you think, every day we usually seem to get in some sort of pickle, a problem, and it's not a problem we have to resolve ourselves... sometimes we need help, which is what I believe you need right now. You need someone to talk to about this past of yours. It's obviously troubling you and it's really making it difficult for you to open up to us.MicSet:
*sighed* ok.... fine... what do you wish to know?Twilight Sparkle:
Tell me about your parents.MicSet:
Parents?.. what are they?Twilight Sparkle:
*frozed there for a moment with a puzzled look* f-family? Mum? Dad? you know?MicSet:
Oh... I never had them... at least... I never saw them.Twilight Sparkle:
never?... You don't even remember anything of your muther at least? When you opened your eyes for the first time? You didn't see anypony holding you?MicSet:
*he shook his head, he didn't show any expression of sadness, he seemed both confused yet also contempt* No, all I remember is crawling my way out of this... shape... this.. egg.Twilight Sparkle:
*thought to herself for a moment* then I guess that means your muther was the dragon?MicSet:
*gave a smile* yeah... YEAH I-.. I guess she was the dragon... and my Dad must have been the pony... I have always wondered what my muther and father were. I mean I KNEW that one of them had to be pony and the other a dragon, but I was never certain of WHO they were... thanks twilight, that meant a lot to me.Twilight Sparkle:
*she smiled and tilted her feather from side to side* Now-now MicSet, you still haven't told ME the rest of what I don't know about YOU.MicSet:
*His smile slowly faded away followed by another sigh* Well... my first day out in the open wasn't a pleasant day, I was hungry, I was looking for food... and then I found some grubs, I didn't hesitate...Twilight Sparkle:
*gave a somewhat disgusted expression with a little bit of a smirk added to it* SSOOooo.... you eat... bugs?MicSet:
*simply nodded* it seemed like the most plentiful and most understandable thing for me to eat, they were good... Some were chewy, some were crunchy, I felt like I had done something right already, I made progress, I had figured out what I had to eat to stay healthy... But it didn't last... It turns out I was in another creatures territory.Twilight Sparkle:
*her eyes widened as she remained silent for him to explain further*MicSet:
*turned away from the window to face her* it was a timber wolf, it spotted me and gave chase, my instincts kicked in and I ran as if I already knew how... that's all I was running on, pure instincts, one moment I could barely walk right, the next I was given no choice but to run properly or-... or die.
My head and eyes were looking everywhere for a possible way out, soon I spotted a small opening just big enough for me, I didn't hesitate.... I jumped in, barely avoiding its claws.
It tried to reach me inside the hole, but the entrance soon caved in leaving only a small opening large enough for both bugs and air to come through, I don't know why but the timber wolf decided to leave me, I guess I was lucky that it figured I was not worth its time or energy.Twilight Sparkle:
That's... that's awful... What did you do then after it left?MicSet:
I stayed put of course, I wouldn't dare to go back out there again, I was too scared.
Luckily though I had at least eaten enough to be able to survive the night, eventually I fell asleep for the first time... and that's when I also saw HIM for the first time.Twilight Sparkle:
*took a deep breath as he faced a way to the window* The Spirit Of Despair, a spirit that lived inside my family tree... or what's left of it.Twilight Sparkle:
*tilted her head* a spirit of despair? Not sure if I've ever heard of such a thing living in a-... wait... what did you mean by "what was left of your family tree?"MicSet:
*looked back at her again* My parents aren't alive, nor anyone else related to me by blood... I'm alone, I'm all that's left.Twilight Sparkle:
That... That must be terrible for you to know.MicSet:
*tilted his head at that* Is... Is that how I'm supposed to feel?... w-well anyway I'll spare you the details of what this spirit looked like... It was terrifying... all I could see was a face- well... if you can call THAT a face, and two hands... But I couldn't see any body or arms, I was in a black void talking to it.
I don't know much about this spirit, but it was clear that he wanted me alive, since I was the last of my family tree he would perish and die if I were to suffer the same fate, being a spirit that lives in a family tree... again, what was left of the family tree anyway.Twilight Sparkle:
And how exactly did this horrifying spirit help you?MicSet:
He guided me, gave me directions on where I had to go.Twilight Sparkle:
*shook his head* No... this was long-long LONG before I met you or anyone else.
He directed me to some sort of... mansion underground, very ancient, decaying... Yet still largely intact, it soon became my safe haven.Twilight Sparkle:
And ALL that time living down there you were alone? Gosh, that must have been... well, lonely for you. MicSet:
*smiled* to me I found that to be the greatest thing about my current life... I was alone, I would never have to worry about the loss of someone close to me, anyone I cared about, or anything that would affect me mentally in any way... And if something were to find me and end my life, that would be it... That would only be nature...
*suddenly his smile turned to anger and he slammed his forehead against the curve of the window with a loud grunt*
BUT I WAS WRONG! My life wasn't just going to be that simple and plain, Nature had something else in store for me.Twilight Sparkle:
*gasped, frightened about his sudden reaction*MicSet:
An ancient black and red dragon soon found this place as well, and it wanted this place for itself... And I was in its way.
Huh, only then I finally realized what the spirit of Despair was trying to force into my head when it was giving me all of these unrelenting nightmares of vicious creatures wanting to kill me, it wanted me to learn how to defend myself... And wanted me to learn how to turn fear into anger... it wanted me to be a monster so that I could live... But because I didn't figure that out sooner, it almost cost me my life.Twilight Sparkle:
H-how did you.... you escape?MicSet:
*slowly shook his head as he answered* escape? It was impossible, it had no intentions of letting me be, like that timber wolf did, it wanted me gone for good... It wanted to guarantee its ownership of that cave I was living in... it wanted to kill me.
It seemed like forever I was flying away from it, I have to stay in the forest, if I were to climb up I would be out in the open and vulnerable to it, so I stayed in the forest... But soon I was beginning to tire, it was gaining on me, I wasn't able to avoid its attacks forever, soon I felt the first claw strike at my side, and it almost went deep enough to fatally wound me.
I had tumbled down, crashed, exhausted... I gave up, I closed my eyes as it was slowly making its way to me to end my life.... but then a flash of electricity came out of the sky and struck an unstable yet extremely strong and heavy tree, the creature then let out a loud rowr.
I opened my eyes, the tree had somehow landed on the dragons neck, crushing it.
The dragon was struggling to get it off...Twilight Sparkle:
And then.... it died?MicSet:
No... not yet... but I didn't hesitate to take advantage of it's current state... I did everything I could to make sure that it would die... I began repeatedly slamming my own body weight and anything else heavy against the tree, forcing it to choke and die.Twilight Sparkle:
* placed the book down and slowly approached MicSet who was now in tears* That's incredible... and also awful, that must have been the worst experience ever for you.MicSet:
*turned to face her, shedding even more tears as he spoke with frustration and anger to himself* awful! I WAS FORCED TO KILL ONE OF MY OWN KIND!.... Like the monster I really am... Like I was meant to be. *eyes shut tight as he hanged his head in shame*Twilight Sparkle:
I can tell you that you're no monster MicSet... Because no monster would feel this much sadness inside for what he had been forced to do, it's clear that you have feelings... You have heart... *she placed a hoof underneath his chin and directed his attention back up towards her* so don't you EVER think that your just some mindless monster like that, because you are NOT.
You're still a normal, soft and loving pony on the inside.
And you've gotta stop living by yourself like this.
It's time for you to start living with us, with friends, you don't have to live by yourself any more like this MicSet.
And I-.... only now do I understand why you're so shaky around us... You're worried you might end up having to do the same to another pony.
But that's not going to happen, not with us, we care about you MicSet, just like we do with one another.
We helped each other and we helpd out others understand the meaning of friendship which is something you really need right now.
You can't live in sorrow like this any more.MicSet:
*sniffed and slowly formed a smile* you all have discovered your purposes... I wish I knew mine... But you really think I'd do belong here? Someone like me? Twilight Sparkle:
*gave him a gentle pat on the head before removing that hoof from his chin* everyone has a place somewhere, sure some people will... See you different, but it's only natural, that doesn't mean you can't belong and that certainly doesn't mean that they won't adjust to you, I mean look at you, you're having just as much of a hard time adjusting to all of us as we are with you... and yet here you are now, talking to me, you've taken some big steps with the help of your new friends, especially Fluttershy.MicSet:
*snickered quietly to himself* I'll still never forget that time I flew into that swarm in the Everfreeforest and came crashing down outside of the forest and into that fence.Twilight Sparkle:
*giggled* she told me how scared you were when you woke up snuggled on that couch, you were constantly struggling to get up and insisting that you had to leave.MicSet:
*nods with a strong smile* hehe, and I almost got away too... but her voice, she really knows how to use it... For once I actually felt peaceful, I felt like I can finally relax for once... but later that night when she finally was asleep... I left without saying goodbye.Twilight Sparkle:
*shook her head* that's because it wasn't going to be a goodbye, silly.
You came back, here you are, and now you know that you don't have to fear us any more, no pony should be left alone, every pony needs comfort.MicSet:
*smiled warmly as he sheded one more tear, this time of happiness* thank you Twilight, I guess you were right... I had to stop hiding myself in the dark.
But if it's okay with you I think I'll go back home... its getting rather late.Twilight Sparkle:
*nodded* you KNOW that should be the next thing for us to help you with, you need a nice cosy home here, perhaps you could stay with me or with one of my friends, at least until we get you a nice place of your own to stay.MicSet:
*shook his head* Thank you Twilight but I don't have to trouble any of you with that, where I live now will do just fine until we sort this out, if you think that's what's best.Twilight Sparkle:
*gave him one last nod before returning to the book and finishing on writing down the rest of what she had learned about him*Spike:
*Spike who was listening silently ever since they came home quickly got a strawberry flavourd cupcake for MicSet* Here, at LEAST take with you something sweet to eat later when you get home, ok buddy?MicSet:
*shedded yet another tier of happiness* Th-thank you Spike... thank you both for this, for everything you've taught me... and for listening to me.