Tale of Two Bronies
A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Self-Insert Fanfiction
by milesprower06 and FenixTheFox93
With the knot in my stomach, and the lump in my throat, I knew if I didn't do it now, I was never going to. I clenched my eyes shut, tipped my head and beaker back, and swallowed the potion in one gulp, Brady immediately following suite. The tingling sensation came faster than before, and I'm guessing our bodies were now familiar with the potion's effects, because neither of us fell unconscious during the transformation. I felt my back hooves return to feet, my wings into arms and hands, and the rest of my body quickly returned to it's original state.
There I was, on my hands and knees, shuddering in the clothes we had come here in. For both of us, the pain of walking away from all this was not subsiding, so we wanted to get it over with as quickly as possible. We stood up, and turned towards the portal, tears pricking at our eyelids. We stepped towards the portal.
But when I heard Rainbow begin to cry, my feet planted firm. I forced myself to turn to look at her, and quickly walked to her and knelt down to be eye level with her. She threw her front legs around me, and I wrapped my arms around her, feeling her shudder in our tight embrace.
"I'll never forget you," I whispered, "Never, I promise." I told her. After what seemed like an eternity, we released each other from the embrace, and Rainbow, tears still flowing from her eyes, managed to give me a smile. Brady had likewise gone over to Twilight for one last hug, and tearful goodbye. With nothing else to say, we got up and joined each other in front of the portal. We knew if there was any more hesitation on our part, we wouldn't go through with it. We each took a breath, and stepped into the portal. There was the same flash of light, the same sensation of falling.
And then I opened my eyes, and I was sitting on my bed in the hotel room. The credits of the Season 2 premiere continued to roll on the screen. Pinkie popped up on the screen, smiled, and waved goodbye a final time, moments before vanishing from the screen.
For what felt like the longest time, we sat there, not moving, not doing anything. Tears continued to stream from my eyes. I felt so empty, so hollow, and I could only guess that Brady felt the same way. It felt like we had just given up the most wonderful thing that had happened to us. It would be back to work and school for us tomorrow. Back to the same day-to-day drag that defined our lives here. Our hearts longed to be back there. To do it again. To beg Celestia to let us stay in Equestria. We would never be able to tell this experience, this tale to anyone. No one would believe us. Not even other Bronies.
So there we sat. Motionless.
Paralyzed by what we had just given up.
And then something sparked inside. A hint of warmth.
Sitting here moping over it wasn't going to get us anywhere. No, we would go on with our lives. And what's more, we could take this elation and happiness from those precious few days in Equestria and bring it to others here. The world couldn't get enough kindness, honesty, loyalty, laughter, generosity, and together with all those, magic could indeed happen.
Brady and I looked at each other, and we smiled. We got up off the bed and gave each other a hug.
"Come on, man. We're burning daylight. It's a beautiful day out there. It'd be a shame for it to go to waste."