An English knight married a kindly woman, touched in the head, who thought she was an alicorn. She was right.
Then one day Cecilia disappeared.
He knew that Cecilia vanished into the side of the statue, the same place she lamented the 'mirror closing' two and a half years ago. He threw a rock at it... and it vanished. It was true. He had to find her.
He didn't care about Cecilia's madness, about this 'Equestria' or her obsession with ponies. He loved her. He loved her enough to walk into Hell itself. He would bring her back, no matter what.
Tropes present in this work:
- Carnivore Confusion: Gareth is a former soldier and long-time hunter whose reflexes are honed towards self-preservation and eliminating threats quickly. This does not sit well with a populace of easily-startled equines.
- Interspecies Romance: Defied- Gareth cannot bring himself to ignore Celestia's pony form despite loathing himself for it.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Downplayed- Gareth is a knight and is highly honourable... but he is by no means 'noble'. He has no head for politics, loves a good drink and swears freely when the mood strikes him.
- Wars of the Roses: Gareth is a veteran of the war.