Just the wind or something.
he thought, sighing with relief. No need to-
Then it emerged from it's hiding spot, and Comet wished it hadn't.
It was short and somewhat lanky looking, with claws shaped almost like rakes. It's head cocked to the side as it studied him closely. A grin formed over it's monstrous face, and Comet felt a sense of fear wash over him. "W- what in Celestia's name are you?!" he asked it in horror, not really expecting an answer. The creature made a bizarre sound in response, creeping closer and closer. It made the sound again as it raised it's claws. Comet's camera started distorting, and he noticed an ominous, more taller shadow looming in the darkness the thing had come out of.
He made up his mind, then. He didn't know what these things were, but he didn't plan on sticking around to find out.
The monster lowered itself into a crouching position, getting ready to spring. At the same time Comet turned around and prepared to fly away, he heard it leap at him. He managed to get away just in time, feeling one of it's claws swipe the air behind his left wing. He took off into the air, flying to a safe distance above the forest. Checking his camera, Comet noticed the distortion had stopped. He turned in Ponyville's direction and began flying.
Without warning, he started feeling dizzy and light headed. Turning his head back around to look at his left wing, he saw a gash in it. Not a deep one, but still painful nonetheless. "Oh buck
, this is not good."he swore to himself. As he said this, he felt his wing slowly but surely giving out. He started lowering himself to the ground, feeling his blood trickling out of the wound. There was a house nearby, he realized. Maybe they could help him.
Just as he was a foot or two off the ground, he collapsed. Working on sheer determination now, he crawled to the door with what little strength he had left. He raised his hoof and hit the doorbell before passing out. As darkness came over him, he realized that the noise the creature from before had been repeating was actually a word.Habit. It was saying "Habit".
- - - - - - -
Red heard the doorbell almost instantly and jumped out of her bed. Mommy and Daddy weren't supposed to be home for another hour or two, and she couldn't imagine anypony that normally came at this time. She trotted down the stairs and to the door eagerly to greet whoever it was. Then she stopped and remembered all of the missing ponies lately. What if that's whatever's kidnapping ponies?
she worried. I could be letting him in!
She nervously went to the window to check the door. To her suprise, it was a pegasus. He looked like he was hurt, and Red couldn't turn away somepony that was hurt. Going back to the door, she opened it to get a better look at him. "Hello?" she asked him. When he didn't respond, Red realized he was unconscious. She managed to drag him inside and shut the door. "You shouldn't be out here at this time of night." she mused to the pegasus, seeing that his wing was wounded. She went into the bathroom and got some bandages, coming back and applying them on the wound. Good thing my daddy's a doctor.
she thought with relief. Otherwise I wouldn't know what to do here.
Her job done for now, she carried him up to the guest room and placed him on one of the beds. He's really heavy
, she noted. I hope he's not dead.
As she placed his camera on the table next to the bed, she saw something out of the corner of her eye. She quickly turned to face it, but it was gone by the time she fully faced the window. She growled in frustration, peering outside. Whatever it was, it had been stalking her for a while now. She wondered what would happen if she finally met it.
Edited by Deshi Bashara, 20 May 2012 - 02:19 PM.
Comet trudged through the woods, holding his camera. He turned it in different directions to take in his surroundings. It was a beautiful night, and it seemed like nothing bad could happen. Suddenly, something rustled in the bushes behind him, and he whipped around, camera aimed at whatever it was. For a second, he thought he had been imagining things.