Tales of Equestria - Chapter FiveIt was dark in their home. They stayed close, mother and daughter together.
Earth ponies, both of them. The mother was a light green with a white mane and whilst her daughter shared her colours, her mane was blue, like that of her father.
A father she missed so very much.
The doors and windows of their home had been bolted shut. But they knew it's was only so long before he got to them. Like how he got their neighbours. Their friends.
And even the girl's father.
The two huddled in the corner, in the dark room, hoping that they could make it through the night. These days that was the most anyone could hope for.
They'd spent much of the night fearful for their lives but now that fear was heightened by something new. A sound. Footsteps. A sound which started beyond one wall but was slowly making its way all around the house.
The two ponies held each other closely. The demon knew they were in here. He must do. But like so many others before them, he was taking his time, making it unbearabl
Broken Spirit - 7"That was the last of the lettuce."
"....You turned the rest of my lettuce into taffy."
"....I can't eat this sandwich now."
Fluttershy groaned, her saffron form rolling into the rich grass, the blades tickling her nose, brushing over her soft cheeks. She absently pulled the mayonnaise covered, wet and slimy piece of green taffy, grimacing as it stuck to her hooves. She was glad she noticed he had once again transformed her vegetable into some sort of sweet before eating it. That would have been a vile mixture.
"If you keep this up, you naughty thing, we'll be all out of vegetables soon!" Fluttershy punctuated her sentence with a firm, admonishing poke with her hoof to the cinnamon colored chest. The anger in her eyes only made the impish draconequus snicker.
"Oh please, my dear, because veggies are actually better than candy and sweets?" As he said this, an eagle talon snaked towards the soiled sandwich, peeling the mayonnaise covered taffy from the fla
Broken Spirit - 6He twirled the golden, metallic crown in his paw, smiling at the way it fit so well on his fingertips, and watching it spin and gleam, spin and gleam. Soon it would fit on his head, and his body would fit on the throne; the royal robes would fit over his shoulders, and he would finally fit the title of King.
King Discord; it has such a lovely ring to it.
He sat back on his throne, body swiveling in bliss of how good and right it felt to him. It felt so wonderful, and everything felt so perfect. So meant to be. It had been so easy to slide that crown off Aegeus's nightstand. Oh it wasn't his fault! Aegeus should really take better care of his things..
The young draconequus sighed as he sat back in the throne, an eagle talon reaching towards a family portrait. He gently ran a paw down the surface, over the picture of Aegeus and Astraia, a mournful look coming to his face.
I'm sorry; I see now I wasn't meant to fit in your family from the very beginning. We're too dif
Broken Spirit - 15The rocks continued to fall and Discord desperately ignited his talon in a vibrant, golden glow, the magic illuminating the outlines of the falling rocks as he tried to dodge the deadly projectiles and scream for his sister at the same time.
After what seemed like forever, the rocks ceased their rolling and all fell silent. There was nothing but two walls of fallen boulders on either side of Discord. The spirit desperately rammed himself against them.
"LUNA! LUNA! LUNA! LUNA, CAN YOU HEAR ME?!" Other than the sound of dripping stalactites, silence was all that greeted the spirit in return. With a distressed whine, Discord rammed himself up against the walls, finding the rocks to be just about glued together.
Discord gazed down at his talon, fully aware that teleporting to the other side of the rock pile would sap a large amount of power he couldn't afford to spare. Disregarding that thought, he disappeared in a flash of light, and reappeared on the other sid
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 1
EDIT:I rewrote a good portion of Part 1; I simply wasn't happy with it... and now I am! ^_^ I hope you all enjoy it!
From the book Predictions and Prophecies: The Mare in the Moon-
" Legend has it that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the stars will aid in her escape, and she will bring about nighttime eternal."
The Moon shone down brightly on the mountains and plains of Equestria as it sank lower into the western sky. The night was wearing on, and soon the stars would begin to fade; the eastern sky would brighten, and the Moon would be brought to her rest as the sun rose. The endless cycle of day and night would continue on, as it had for longer than even the most long-lived ponies could remember; but for right now, at this moment, during this night, the Moon continued to shine her soft, silvery light down upon the land, smiling b
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 18
The air seemed to grow cold in Ponyville; the noonday sun overhead seemed to fall behind a huge, dark cloud, even though the day was perfectly clear. Everypony noticed it, even if they weren't aware of why; but for the bearers of the Elements of Harmony, the reason became abruptly and horrifyingly clear.
Next to Falling Star, a dark shadow gathered, sucking in all light and warmth, all happiness and joy as it formed into a pony-shape; the dark blue Pegasus took a step to the side as darkness burst out from it, sending everything into blackness for a split second before revealing a tall black unicorn clad in black armor and wearing a sword at his hip.
Twilight felt her mouth go completely dry, and in spite of her best efforts, she could not keep her own knees from shaking as the black stallion opened his golden eyes and turned them directly on her. The power she felt from him the absolute power washing off of his amulet was enough to drive a stake of fear int
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 16
It's funny how half of a week can change your life. Five days ago, Wild Star had been a force to be reckoned with; a member of Nightmare Moon's personal guard, the bearer of the Element of Anger, one with fury, one with the wind and now he stood in a barn, staring down at the thing that had given him all of that power, wishing that it would just go away and leave him be.
"You feel it too, don't you," Wild Star said as he touched the amulet hanging from his neck with his hoof. "It's like there's something calling to the amulet. Like it's coming to life on its own."
Falling Star nodded and gave the pouch tied to his left shoulder a glance. "Yes. I can feel it." The two pegasi stood together in the barn at Sweet Apple Acres as the sun rose higher into the sky; most of the other ponies were still sleeping soundly after the late-night festivities, but the gray Pegasus had been awoken by a familiar and decid
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 9
In his life, Falling Star had done many things. He'd flown dangerous missions for the Princesses; he'd escaped ambushes by angry griffons, dodged irritated dragons and even faced other pegasi in duels to the death, something that had long since passed out of style in modern Equestria. He had been one of the fastest fliers in all of Equestria in his day, and had even been asked by the leader of the Wonderbolts, an organization that traced its roots back even before Falling Star's time, to join their ranks. He had done many things, and most everything that only a Pegasus could do but he had to admit that working as a weather-pony was not something he had ever done before. Rainbow Dash seemed to thoroughly enjoy her job, as much as she could enjoy work, at least, and Falling Star had to admit that as far as jobs went it was about as straight-forward as you could get. Don't want clouds around? Kick them with your hoove
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 13
Luna's moon was rising higher into the sky, almost to its zenith by the time Morningstar made her way to her room and shut the door with a sigh. She felt drained, physically and emotionally, from the long day with Rarity; she'd stayed at home with her the entire day, helping her where she could around the Boutique. Rarity had seemed especially eager to use her as a ponyquin, and Morningstar had spent the majority of her day standing very, very still while Rarity pinned yard after yard of different fabrics around her; soon, no less than seven actual ponyquins had been decorated with potential new outfits that had their inspiration in what Rarity called "le Morning Mist physique." The white unicorn sighed and shook her head; her magic sparked to life and pulled at the ribbon in her mane, which had kept it up and out of the way while Rarity worked. She had tried to give it back to Rarity, but the other unicorn told her to keep it as a gif
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 14
Morningstar didn't know where she was going, and frankly, she didn't care; all she knew was that she had to get as far away from Twilight Sparkle and her friends as she possibly could. Her hooves flew over the ground as she ran, her mane flying behind her as she made her way down one of the many empty streets in Ponyville, but no matter how far or how fast she ran, the vision of Twilight Sparkle, her hoof extended in friendship, haunted her and so did the realization that more than anything in the world, Morningstar had wanted to accept it.
She couldn't believe this was happening; it couldn't be happening. She'd never in all her life felt the way she did when she'd left that library- a sickening mix of happiness and horror, of hope and despair that had threatened to sling her into delirium. The ribbon tied into her mane bounced along her shoulders, whipping her along faster than any torture that ponies could conceive; that ribbon, that stup
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 17
It had been a thousand years since Luna had seen any kind of combat, and as she listened to the chaos around her, she knew that she would never get used to it. The sounds were horrible; screams of soldiers as they fell wounded echoed across the valley and mixed with shouts from squad leaders rallying their troops in a cacophony that filled Luna's head, making it difficult to think. Bursts of magic exploded randomly around her; small compared to what she knew Dark Star could manage, but more than enough to seriously wound a pony if they were caught in one. A fire spell exploded off of a small magic shield put up by a nearby unicorn, sending a wave of fire outwards that licked the grass around their hooves, causing it to burst into flames almost instantaneously. Luna raised her head, and just below where her helmet obscured her vision she could see a squadron of gold-armored pegasi swoop low over the battlefield, the whoosh of their wings driving a
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 8
The sun had risen completely over the horizon when Morningstar finally awoke. The white unicorn stared at the beam of light coming in the window for a long moment before she moved, shifting slightly and letting out a contented sigh as she burrowed into the soft folds of her sheets. It had been so very long since she'd been able to sleep in such comfort; traveling with Dark Star meant you had to stay in conditions that weren't exactly five-star, and she was determined to enjoy this while she could. She shifted her legs beneath the sheets, letting the silken fabric caress her coat, still soft from her bath the night before. She felt a smile sneak onto her lips as she rolled to one side of the spacious bed, then rolled back again. These were perhaps the most amazing sheets she'd ever felt in her life! Her smile grew as she rolled to the other side again, then back and forth again and again. There were very
MLPFiM: The Stars of Darkness pt. 12
The next morning dawned bright and clear in Ponyville, and from the first moment that hooves hit the streets, there was only one thing on everypony's lips: Pinkie Pie's party. Word was that she would be throwing a huge party in honor of the Whinnyapolians, and that the whole town was invited- literally. In fact, when questioned about where the party would be held, the answer from Pinkie Pie was apparently "The town square, silly! Where else would be big enough to hold everypony?" This, of course, perked up everypony in town, and much to Twilight's surprise, especially the ponies from Whinnyapolis, who unanimously told her that if there was one thing they hadn't expected, it was a party, and that made it all the nicer for them. Somehow, the sun always shone brighter for everypony when they knew that there was something to look forward to at the end of the day... however, unbeknownst to Falling Star, his day was about to get very int
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