It was like every other night. Me simply browsing the internet, looking up a few things, etc. But, from the corner of my eye, I noticed the steam symbol glowing yellow. I went to click on it and noticed someone messaged me, saying:
"Hey brony! I came by to ask you a question. Well, I've made a game based on MLP:FiM! It's called Rainbow Dash's New Pet. Now, I was wondering if you could possibly be a beta tester for my game :D? I am looking for bronies to beta test, and I thought you might test it out."
Of course I thought nothing of it. What was I going to? It was a simple message that just wanted me to play a silly game. I really looked forward to it, too. These things weren't common and I always enjoyed being allowed beta access to something.
At first, I thought it was a bit strange. I always thought downloaded games were supposed to come with the data in folders or such, unless developed by actual companies. But I continued on and put it in its own little folder, hoping this wasn't going to be one of those jokes where it was a simple jump scare and nothing else. I only soon begin to crave it was. This "Rainbow Dash's New Pet" game was good, at first. A thing I wasn't looking forward to.
It begin with Rainbow Dash, looking confident as ever, walking down a dirt paved road. Not before long, Twilight came into view and I hit the "A" button, which brought up two text boxes. One for RD and one for Twilight Sparkle. "Hey, Rainbow Dash! Want to come with me, Pinkie, and Rarity, to the new pet contest? I thought you and Tank would be perfect for it." Twilight said, before RD replied with, "Can't now, Twilight, got to go get Tank. Then I'll be there faster than you can say 'Daring Do and Rainbow Dash'!" Which was followed from a giggle from Twilight.
Then it just continued with RD walking down the road for another ten minutes. I had no idea why I even continued playing. Maybe it was simple curiosity, or just being bored. I thought it was a mix of both when I came up to a slight disturbance.
There was Ditzy Doo (Derpy Hooves, but I prefer the other name), hovering in the air, giving her apologetic look towards RD and holding hooves behind her. They exchanged text, which I wasn't really clear with. Something along the lines that RD's pet gone missing and Ditzy apologizing for it. Which caused RD to bawl into tears, huddling in a fetal position, while Ditzy left.
The music was becoming more obnoxious, too. It was simply three notes being played, over and over again. I kind of thought it was a little ironic such an upbeat music was being played during this time, so I had to suppress a giggle.
This was something I was not thinking about when RD got up, wiped the tears, and stared at the screen, almost like looking at me. He iris grew almost as big as her eyeballs as she just stared. I couldn't handle the weird look, so I pressed the arrow key.
Which caused a weird crackle from RD, something that didn't really seem like her. I just held on to the button as her legs started to move, ignoring what RD wanted. Soon she followed, it almost look like her head was going to get torn off. Little blood specks trickled down her 16-bit body. Honestly, I didn't want to play anymore.
A sickening feeling begin to arise in my stomach. Something telling me to stop and just leave it alone. But, continuing on, the ground started to turn brown, almost as dying. My fingers begin to slightly tremble, because I was expecting something to just pop up. I'm not afraid of these things, just the feeling gets to me. But it was nothing as I reached Twilight's house.
Entering it, I noticed something strange. It looked like Sugar Cube Corner on the inside. Where Pinkie Pie lived and had her little job at. I thought this was some kind of joke. Something the maker wanted to happen or a simple error on their part was beyond me. I did remember it was in beta, so I went with the latter. It at least made me feel better.
I moved further as the music started to get even more louder and louder, enough for me to get a headache, but I simply beat it by turning the volume down. No harm no done, right? That is when I noticed something disturbing. It was Pinkie Pie. Her hooves were sloppy chopped off and sewed back on with Gummy's legs. The blood seem to pour all over the scales, making them more look like red than their green. This didn't lessen the effect of her eyes. Replaced by Gummy's own, they looked dead.
Blood spurting from the eye lids that were clearly removed. I couldn't even bring myself to stay long on the screen, as I could see RD crying. Her tears rolled down her cheek ever more as I got closer to press the "A" button on her.
The Gummy-Pinkie Pie didn't say nothing, which was only a "...", a slight reference to Gummy's own behavior. Although RD kept sobbing and promising that she was going to fix her to be herself, again. I was almost in tears myself. I begin to question why anyone would ever want this to be a game. Who goes around, programming things like this? I simply blew it off, though. I don't know why, but I kept saying to myself that I was going to fix this, bring it all together and make sure PP was looking good as new.
That was something I ignored. I should have paid more attention to the details. All I was caught up with is RD crying over Pinkie. I continued more, witnessing Gummy's corpse on the ground and squishing through it, blood covering her hooves.
The scene changed, though. It changed to Rarity's boutique. I came upon her, now. I couldn't tell if she was in any better condition. Her eyes remained in a dead stare with RD's. Her back was torn to shreds, most likely by claws. I took a slight notice at the fact her spine was protruding from the wounds. Her back hooves were sliced off completely, replaced with her cat's paws. All it looked like as if she was sitting on the ground, just staring. One of her front hooves looked strange, too.
Almost like if some kind of bite mark. RD just went angry, stomping her hooves on the ground, getting some of the blood on to Rarity's face as her blank stare continued. I slammed my hand against the desk, trying to control myself, I took a few deep breathes and continued on. I didn't even bother seeing what she had, if any, to say.
I soon began to question my own sanity as RD stomped on Opalesence's head. The brain matter dripped off her hoof as it took another change to scenery. This time it was Fluttershy's cottage. I still didn't catch on what was going on. All I cared about was when this nightmare will end. Why I didn't stop there. Something was driving me to continue and I could feel it. But, right out the corner of my eyes I noticed something. It was the leg of a flamingo sticking out of somewhere.
I didn't want to anymore. I just couldn't accept this. I wanted to run. Run far away. The screen wouldn't turn back. I just sat there, pondering. Pondering. But my fingers slipped and continue. I begin to notice more of where the leg was coming from and I couldn't accept it. Instead, I just pressed the key to run from the scene and didn't even take a small peep to look at it.
The background went to AJ's farm. The song took a turn to something new. Now it was something with 4 notes. Although it sounded a little less upbeat and like some one was being beaten with a pipe. A lead pipe. I don't know why I thought that. It just seemed like a fitting sound. I could just hear every thump against someone's skull with the pipe, matching with the notes. It kept continuing and continuing, getting louder and louder, before I snapped back. And I continued, walking over to see AJ's head. Which was animated, as the blinking eyes would say.
But I couldn't go any forward. I just wanted something different. To just wake up and act like this never existed. I just want to wake up, nothing that hard, right? This couldn't be made by a normal person. No one would be as sick to do this. I would give anything to just wake up right now. But, it wasn't a dream. I had to go on. Maybe, I just thought, maybe I could save one of them?
Not AJ, no she was long gone. Dead on the ground, with not even the same back hooves. They were replaced with cow's hooves. Sloppily thrown on with no care. They would almost fall off if it wasn't for a few stitches holding them together. The obvious bone stood out from both of them, mangled. RD simply looked up in the sky. Begging for Celestia to help out. She kept begging and begging, it was beginning to get towards me to, but I knew nothing was going to happen.
The next few steps would make the music pop into 5 notes. It was rather peaceful. As if someone found something. I knew the end had to be in-sight. Nothing could have really came up next. It was Twilight. Her lower-half was composed of Spike, so she stood up. Something I didn't get is why she was smiling. She loosely held on to Spike's, which was now her own, legs.
Trying to keep herself focused on RD. I took a small notice to the owl's wings stabbed in her back. The blood was all around her, but she just kept smiling. The pieces slowly fixed together in my head as the music got louder and louder. Turning down the volume wouldn't work, so I just accepted it. Nothing bad would happen. Maybe I would wake up, now?
RD simply walked away with a small smile, before her head fell off and rotted into a skull. Nothing more but pitch black after that. Aside from the music becoming even more louder. That's when all of a sudden I felt something. There was blood coming out of my ear as I lost vision and sound. I didn't think it would take that away, but I woke up. My head on the keyboard and blood dried down me.
That was it. I didn't need to be depressed, angry, or deny that it existed. I didn't even need to bargain with it. Just accept that it happened.