The quiet night of Ponyville was interrupted by a sound almost akin to that of an elephant. The sound repeated several times, getting louder and more drawn out with each repetition as a small blue box started to take shape on the town proper. The box seemed to come from nowhere. Each sound seemed to make the box more solid and real, until the sounds cut off and the box settled into the ground.
The door opened with a squeak of pretest.
“I’m tellin’ ya doc. You need to oil these hinges or something,” a tan stallion with a charcoal mane said to seemingly no pony. If anypony had been watching, they would have answered the question of who he was talking to seconds later, only for even more questions to come up. Another tan stallion, lighter in shade, with a brown mane and tail walked out.
“The hinges are perfectly fine,” the other stallion replied, irritated that anypony would dare insult his TARDIS.
“Whatever, say, this is home, right?” Coal asked the Doctor.
“Yep, well yours anyway. Ponyville, Equestria, just a day or two after we left. If I am not mistaken, Fluttershy’s cottage should be just over there,” the Doctor answered as he took a small, metallic cylinder from seemingly nowhere. The tip of the devise lit up with a blue light as it released a high pitched whine.
“Well, then, let’s go say, shall we,” Coal said as he began to gallop towards said cottage, not waiting for the Doctor. The whining cut off as the Doctor brought the device to his face, examining the scan he had run. His eyes widened in horror at what he saw.
“No, Coal, wait, I was wro…” he stopped as he saw that he was talking to air. “Horseapples.”
Coal slowed to a trot as the cottage came into view, excited to be able to see one of his friends he had left behind, oh, how long ago was it? A month, two, time sure flies when you fly through it.
“I can’t wait to see Derpy, maybe tomorrow, she works early and goes to bed earlier,” Coal muttered to himself as he walked up to the door and knocked quietly, not wanting to scare the timid pegasus.
“Yes, who is it?” a voice asked from the other side of the door. Coal thought the voice was huskier that he remembered, a bit deeper maybe. Oh man, I hope she isn’t sick.
“Hey, it’s Charcoal, are you ok?” he answered. He heard a small intake of breath on the other side.
“Charcoal? Oh, it is so nice of you to visit me, one second, let me get the door,” the strangely masculine voice said.
Charcoal waited as he heard a number of hoofsteps leading up to the door, and then the sound of someone fumbling with the latch. When the door finally opened, he saw the familiar pink hair, except that it was on a not so familiar yellow body. Specifically the yellow body of a stallion.
“Oh, um, I didn’t realize that you had company, Fluttershy, I’ll come back later,” Coal said in surprise. The stallion had an uncanny resemblance to Fluttershy, maybe it was her dad or brother or something.
“Fluttershy?” the pegasus asked in confusion. Her voice was lost under several others. Six voices in fact.
The first was one that he had been hearing for the past two months. The cultured and accented voice of his mentor or friend.
“Charcoal, I may have been a bit off on the concept of home,” the Doctor said, panting and slightly out of breath.
The other five, though familiar, were strangely different.
“Charcoal, what are you doing here, I thought you had left for your trip?” a masculine version of Twilight’s precise and articulated tone asked.
“Charcoal? Why, hello there sugarcube, what brings you out here?” a deep, heavily accented voice asked. It sounded almost exactly like Big Mac.
“Charcoal darling, what have you done with your mane, it shines with positive luster, you must tell me your secrets.”
“Yo, Coal, what’s up bro, I thought you left or something. Derpy has been talking about you leaving for like, the past day or so.”
“Charcoal? Your back, ooh, ooh, this calls for a party!”
Charcoal slowly turned to look out behind him, seeing five stallion versions of his friends staring back at him expectantly. He resisted the urge to faint, turning stonily to glare at his travel companion.
“Doctor?” Coal said, his tone dangerous.
“Yes?” the Doctor replied, nervous.
“Remind me to have a conversation with you about the meaning of, ‘I want to go home’, m’kay?”
“Looking forward to it.”
Haha, it was funny to see his reactions at seeing the male mane six unexpectedly. And his interaction with the Doctor was funny, especially the last two lines. The description at the beginning of the TARDIS showing up was also really well done. Nice work!