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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is property of Hasbro and Developed by Lauren Faust
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“I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.”
~Albert Camus La Chute
“You seriously want to hear that story? Why in the world would want to hear that story? Out of any tale you could chose from, you chose that story. Very well, very well young fillies you shall hear that story,there is no need to go all weepy on me. It all began on a midsummer's eve in Canterlot ...”
The night guard had just taken over from the day guard just before sunset.
“All right colts, we are the royal guard of Canterlot,”announced Sergeant Sunshine Smiles. “Tonight we must have constant vigilance so that the commander may have his honeymoon in peace. Hold yourselves, what was that? It feels quiet... too quiet.”
“Um,”one of the guards interjected.
“Yes, Private Smartplot?”
“Sir, silence is the absence of sound, one can't feel quiet nor can one hear quiet as there is nothing to be heard.,” Private Smartplot Replied.
“Private, have I ever told you that YOU! ARE! AN! IDIOT! Don't answer that. Can you not, err... not hear the ponies down in town or beasties in the gardens. Everything has gone silent.”
At that point knockout gas silenced their now heated debate on the properties of sound and what was going to happen.
“Why did we have to use your gas rather than my magic?”
“Because it is easier to detect your potent spells then my surgical anaesthesia.”
“Don't argue. Be quieter.”
“WHY IS EVERYPONY WHISPERING?”
“War be quiet!”
“Tia, why did thou have to awaken me so early, thine sun has yet to set for a time,” Luna whined, trotting into the dining room.
“Why we never spend quality time together anymore,” Celestia replied, already seated. “So I thought that it would be nice for us to spend so more time-” Celestia stopped abruptly.
“Sister, is something wrong?” Luna asked, moving to Celestia’s side.
“Luna do you sense a fell presence. It feels familiar, but I can't quite put my hoof on where from.”
“We are here to stop you tyrant!” a voice shouted. A blood-red magical barrier was set sealing off the chamber from the rest of the castle.
“For our friends!”continued a second voice. A scythe was thrown, separating the sisters.
“Be sealed now within the sun!”said a third voice. With that a spell was cast, sealing Celestia within the sun.
“What did you do to my sister!?”
“YOU GUYS TOOK ALL THE GOOD LINES. AW WELL SUPREME DEMON CANNON!”Finished a fourth voice. With that Luna was kicked into the moon.
“Time for the message.”
“Oh yes, thanks for reminding me. Just a moment, have to cast the spell; we should be broadcasting in three... two...one. Greetings sentient beings of the world we are the embodiments of the End of the world . War,” The speaker gestured to the scarred red Earth Pony with a flaming mane on his right.
“Famine,”this time the speaker gestured to his far right at a dun Pegasus who looked half starved with a mane made of leaves.
“Pestilence,” the speaker gestured to his left to a white Unicorn with a stitched face and mane of blood.
“and I am Death.” Death gestured toward himself: an Alicorn clad in black armor from head to hoof, leaving only his horn and skeletal wings bare.
“Our message to the world is that we shall cast the absolute and eternal Final Judgment upon the world. You will have exactly one hour to prove to us that life deserves to continue. We shall be in the freed lands at the castle of Nightmares and Daydreams...” At this, War held up a sign saying the Everfree Forest and the Palace of the Two Pony Sisters.
“What are you doing?” Famine whispered to War
“WELL DEATH IS USING OUTDATED PLACE NAMES AGAIN THIS SIGN STOPS PONIES FROM GETTING CONFUSED!” War replied in the exact opposite of a whisper
"You two realize that we are still broadcasting?” asked Pestilence, breaking up the conversation.
“ ... to conclude this is your only chance to save the world from its end and any who undertake this trial will displayed to all. Well that could have gone worse, we were only interrupted once and didn't go off on a tangent at all.”
“ CUE HAPPY THEME SONG!”
“What in the world are you talking about War?”
“Oh, Twilight darling, these four old stallions with these evil black eyes appeared in all my mirrors talking about destroying the world!” Rarity cried coming in to the library.
“First off, calm down, you're actually the second to last one to get here. Second, as soon as Pinkie gets here...” Twilight replied
“Twilight, Twilight, Twilight somepony built a giant crystal castle in the middle of the Everfree Forest, we should go throw them a party!” Pinkie Pie said popping up from behind Twilight.
“Pinkie they're very bad ponies,” said Twilight with a hint of disdain. “Now come on you two, I was just about to explain the plan to everypony. What are you two doing?” Twilight asked walking into Applejack and Rainbow Dash in a rather compromising position.
“Just hoof-wrestling,” Rainbow Dash answered.
“Rainbow, normally you use your front hooves in that game.”
“This way is way more radical than normal!”
“Ok then... to the plan. I'm going to teleport all of us to the castle and we make it up from there.”
Everypony reacted in relatively similar ways: Rarity had a dramatic fainting fit, Fluttershy collapsed making a distinct goat-like noise, Pinkie Pie seemed cheerfully optimistic, Rainbow Dash's jaw had hit the floor, and Applejack summed up almost all their thoughts,
“Sugarcube Ah hate to be the one to say this, but HAVE YOU GONE BAT-SHIT INSANE *beat* again?”
Rainbow was next to regain her composure. “Can't we go get the Elements of Harmony and use them to stop the bad guys?”
“Rainbow we could do that, if we could get to Canterlot, get the vault open without Celestia to unlock it, and then get to the Everfree in one hour,” Twilight explained.
“Um, why wouldn't Celestia help us?” Fluttershy asked, still laying on the ground.
“It appears that Celestia is incapacitated because the sun was due to set five minutes ago.” 'Unless something worse happened to her' “Now unless there are any more questions is everypony ready?”
“Ah'm ready as I'll ever be; it's not like we do this every summer.”
“It-is ON, darling!”
“You can count on me!”
“Okie dokie lokie!”
“Um, I'm ready,”
“Alright fillies, lets go!” With that the heroes of harmony disappeared in a flash of light.
In the heart of the Everfree Forest the six Elements of Harmony appeared in a flash of light.
“We made it and nopony is on fire.” Twilight said weakly
"Did they just bypass the entire dungeon set up?"
“Who are you, show yourselves!” Rainbow Dash said looking around for the source of the voices
“ I believe we should put the trials in motion.”
“AGREED" "Agreed " “Ageed” With that Rainbow and Pinkie burst into flames, the ground crumbled beneath Applejack and Rarity, and Fluttershy started to evaporate. Within moments the five of them had disappeared.
“W-What did you do to my friends!?”
“Were you not listening, they are being tested as shall you. Now sleep!” Twilight was surrounded by a dark purple glow and quickly lapsed into unconsciousness.
A brief note from the author on voices and perceived plot holes
Sunshine Smiles R. Lee Ermey toned down 15%
Smartplot Jonathan Frakes If I told you more but it would be spoilers
Death one part “avalanche”, two parts Darth Vader, one part Mufasa
Pestilence Hugh Laurie plus Christopher Lee times creepy monotone
Famine The Highwaymen (Cash, Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson)
WAR BRIAN BLESSED AFTER SEVERAL POTS OF COFFEE
Things that seem inconsistent may just be plot points.
I will answer all your questions.
Thanks go out to the great proofreader MrMinimii