The Mane 6 were still recovering from the battle they just had. Twilight could still remember the scream the monster made. She could not stop thinking about what it just did.
Rainbow Dash was still furious about what that monster did to her friends, but she was also very confused. The monster must have had a reason for coming to Equestria… right?
Asura could not stop the painful memories that kept playing over and over in his head. The crying, the screams, the pain…
He was angry at how he could not remember anything, or why he was so angry. The anger inside of him grew each passing second.
Suddenly he saw what appeared to be a village. Taking the risks of it being hostile he started walking towards it, preparing for a fight if needed.
Near the Everfree Forest
“Is everypony ok?” Twilight asked her friends.
“Ok? OK!? DO I LOOK OK!?” The cyan pegasus was still mad about what the monster did, and the confusion as to why he apologized didn’t help it one bit. Along with not knowing if the monster would try to attack Ponyville or just leave them alone, she was also worried that the monster would try to attack Princess Celestia.
“I was only concerned with your well-being, Dash. Please calm down…” Twilight said in a worried tone. She did not know what happened after she was defeated. From what she could tell, all she knew was that Rainbow Dash preformed a Sonic Rainboom at the monster. Did they win? Did they lose? None of her questions were answered.
“I'm sorry. It's just that… I’m confused.” Rainbow Dash finally said.
“Wha’ do ya mean, sugarcube?” Applejack asked her friend.
“…After the monster slammed me into the ground, I woke up and just saw you guys were just laying there on the ground.” Rainbow Dash started to look down, feeling bad that she couldn’t protect her friends from the monster.
“Dash, it's not your fault. You did your best and I’m sure that we will capture it… somehow.” Twilight said, trying to reassure the sad pegasus. She did not know when it might attack again. Then she remembered something.
Today was the same day Princess Celestia would come to visit Ponyville!
Asura had finally reached his destination and to his surprise, he saw more of the brightly coloured four legged creatures. They all looked at him with fear in their eyes. Amongst the crowd, Asura saw a much taller one of them walking around, sporting a horn and wings. It was slender, with a beautiful white coat and gorgeous gold armor pieces that were adorned with intricate designs and an amethyst in the center of the chest piece, along with a crown with gems on it. Its mane seemed to move on its own, looking more like some of the nebulae Asura would sometimes see when they were out in space than an actual mane. He noticed the pony walking towards him.
“Who are you?” Asked the regal pony in a calm voice. Asura figured it was a female, judging from the voice of the creature.
“I’m… Asura.” He hesitated, as he was unsure if this pony would attack him on sight or not. Judging by the fact that nothing was happening yet, Asura figured she would do no harm to him. Yet.
“Pleased to meet you. I’m Princess Celestia, ruler of all of Equestria.” She gave a warm smile. “Could you please explain what you are?” Celestia was quite curious as to what this bipedal being was.
“… A demi-god.” Asura answered plainly.
Celestia was shocked at Asura's answer. She had never seen a demi-god that looked like Asura before, let alone a demi-god in general.
“Why are you here?” Celestia asked the demi-god.
“Why do you care?” Asura asked, rather annoyed at Celestia’s questions.
Celestia took note at how angry the demi-god was, knowing she should pick her words carefully. “I’m just looking out for my subjects. I want to make sure you’re not going to hurt them.”
“And I don’t care.” Asura started getting angrier and angrier the more the annoying creature asked questions. He turned his hand into a fist and was preparing for a battle. The Princess noticed this, however, and had an idea.
“Maybe we can make a peace agreement? I don’t want any of my little ponies to get hurt, nor do I want to hurt you.” Celestia was hoping that the angry demi-god would agree to it instead of resorting to violence.
Asura was ticked off. “Peace? You want peace after sending six of your so called 'ponies' to ATTACK ME!?”
“What do you-” Celestia gasped as she hit a realization. “Were you the cause for the beam in the Everfree Forest?”
Asura ignored the question, too angry to bother with anything so insignificant. “Do you think I would agree to peace when your ponies attack me for NO REASON!?”
“My little ponies would nev-” Celestia was cut off by a very angry Asura.
“WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!?!?” Asura was VERY pissed off. He was getting ready to fight until he got heard a familiar voice from behind.
“STAY AWAY FROM HER YOU MONSTER!” Rainbow Dash bucked Asura in the spine, but it had no effect. She put some distance between herself and Asura as she prepared for her next attack.
Everypony in town stood there, shocked. They did not know what was going on, but in mere seconds, Ponyville was like a ghost town.
“You…” Asura slowly turned around, rage building inside him. “I’ve spared you before, but now… NOW I’M GONNA END YOU!!”
Celestia smacked her hoof to the ground. “STOP! There is no need for such violence!” Celestia yelled to the very angry demi-god. He turned to her with complete rage in his eyes.
Asura smacked his foot down on the ground, growing a giant, red hand made out of pure rage and mantra.
The Mane 6 and Celestia stood with absolute fear in their eyes, knowing where all that anger was focused on.
“THIS IS YOUR END!!!” Asura screamed to the ponies as mantra had appeared around him. The Princess erected a shield around her and the Mane 6, ready for whatever may come.
The voice once again rang in Asura’s ears. Upon hearing it, he lost any rage he had before, the giant hand retracting back into his body. “No… I must not lose myself.” Asura said, relaxing his body.
Celestia dropped her shield, seeing Asura pacified at the moment. The Mane 6 still stood behind their Princess.
“… I agree." Asura said, now completely under control of his anger… for the moment. “I agree to your… peace agreement, Princess Celestia.” Celestia nodded in approval. Another crisis averted, she thought to herself.
“WHAT!?” Rainbow Dash was angry at the Princess's offer. "So you’re telling me that he attacks us and then he-" Rainbow's accusation was cut short by Celestia.
“That's not how he explained his story to me. He says that you were the first ones to attack him.” Celestia said, now looking accusingly at the six ponies behind her.
“Well… Umm… ok, so maybe we were the first ones to-” Rainbow Dash was yet again cut from her speech.
“Then why did you attack him?!” Celestia asked the cyan pegasus, a mixture of confusion, anger, and disappointment in her voice.
“Well…” RD did not know what to say next. She knew that Asura might have saved their lives by fighting that manticore. On the other hoof, he either punched all of her friends out cold or severely injured them, which was pretty evide… wait, that’s it!
“He punched us Princess! It's very obvious! Just look at what he did to us!” Rainbow finally spoke while pointing to the spots of where he hit them.
Celestia did not notice their injuries until the pegasus showed them to her, and she felt pretty dumb. She turned to the demi-god who merely shrugged.
“It was for self-defence. They thought I was threat and began to attack, so I fought back.” Asura said, knowing what Rainbow Dash would say.
Celestia looked skeptical. “Then why don’t you look hurt?” She asked, wondering how a buck from Rainbow Dash or Applejack didn’t leave a bruise on the demi-god.
Asura grinned. “I took much nastier hits from my mentor. ‘Pain reminds you you’re fighting for your life,’ he’d always said. Guess you can after the first hit, I didn’t get hit again afterward.”
Celestia nodded and sighed. She did not know which story to believe in. She mulled over their stories again. Asura did hurt the Elements of Harmony, yes, but he was also fighting off a manticore. The Mane 6 said they attacked because Asura attacked, but he claimed it was self-defence…
There were too many holes in both stories. Celestia sighed and decided on her verdict.
“I believe your story… demi-god.” Celestia decided that it was maybe not a good idea to anger a demi-god that can easily destroy all of Equestria if he was having a bad day.
Twilight stood there with a shocked expression on her face, along with the rest of her friends “Wait… y-you’re a… a… DEMI-GOD!?”
Asura nodded. “Yes. My name is… Asura.” He still couldn’t remember why the purple horned pony’s voice sounded so familiar. “And yours?” He asked the six ponies.
“Umm… M-my name is Twilight Sparkle, and these are my friends.” She gave a forced smile and looked at Applejack. “This here is Applejack,”
“Uhh… H-howdy there, pardner.” Applejack said while still fearing the demi-god.
Twilight continued “Rarity,”
“C-charmed.” Rarity said, and just like Applejack she feared the demi-god.
“… Please don’t hurt me." She said meekly and frightfully. Asura could barely hear the shy pony. He spoke up.
“You have no reason to fear me anymore. I apologize for hurting you earlier.” Asura said very solemnly, attempting to reassure her. It was surprisingly quite successful. He saw that the yellow coloured pony (now known as Fluttershy) warmed up to him a little bit, but still feared the demi-god.
The pink pony took a deep breath.
The extremely hyper active pony said, all in one breath.
Asura was amazed at that. Even a demi-god couldn’t do that. He had no idea what Pinkie Pie asked though, so he simply nodded. The partying pony grinned and squealed in joy. Asura scratched his head.
“What was that all about?” Asura questioned Twilight.
Twilight giggled. “Don’t worry, it's just Pinkie being Pinkie.” Twilight answered, knowing what Pinkie had planned. “Anyways, there's still one more friend I haven’t introduced yet. This is Rainbo-” She was cut off as Rainbow Dash flew in front of Asura.
“Just because you’re our new ally doesn’t mean I have to like you, you know!” Rainbow Dash angrily yelled at the demi-god. Asura considered slapping her on the head, but he decided against it. Not exactly the best way to start off in a new alliance… He thought to himself.
“RAINBOW DASH! Please don’t make him angry.” Twilight said with fear in her voice, thinking that Asura would rip her head off.
Asura chuckled. “Don’t worry, I won’t. Besides, I understand the rage that burns inside this one.” He looked at Rainbow Dash.
The cyan pegasus was confused. “W-wait… you do?” She asked. Asura simply nodded in response.
Everypony was confused, wondering things like, “How does he know?” or “What does he mean?”, “Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?”
“Coconuts can’t migrate, silly! They could only be carried! Of course, an European swallow couldn’t carry it on its lonesome and maintain air/speed velocity…”
Everypony (and Asura) stopped to look at Pinkie Pie looking at the sky, talking to nopony in particular.
“Uh… Pinkie?” Twilight began. “What are you talking about?” The entire group just kept looking at the pink pony.
Pinkie Pie looked at them as if they were crazy. “The author just made a Monty Python And The Holy Grail reference! You can’t just expect me to not say something if he made a reference to one of the greatest comedies of all time!”
They just stood there in silence. Rarity finally spoke up. “Darling, don’t you have to, uh… plan a party for our friend here?”
Pinkie Pie gasped. “You’re RIGHT, Rarity, thanks for reminding me!” The odd pink pony bounced away happily.
Everybody there stood in silence, staring as Pinkie left. Celestia included.
Asura broke the silence this time. “That was… interesting.” He finally looked away from where the pink pony went, looking at the ponies before him. Asura remembered a very important thing to ask.
“I just realized something,” Asura began, “I have no place to stay. Is there somewhere where I could stay?” Asura asked. All eyes were looking at Twilight.
“… What?” Twilight asked.
“Well…” Rainbow Dash began. “You are the one with a guest room.”
Thoughts of Asura ruining her books terrified Twilight. She was about to protest before Asura made a very compelling argument.
“Besides… you don’t want to make me angry, now would you?” Asura said, knowing that she still feared him. He couldn’t help but smile a bit.
Suddenly books were the least of Twilight’s worries. “O-of course not! Please, let me show you to your room.” Twilight said. She’d rather not get hit by those projectiles of him again anytime soon.
And so they were off to twilight's library. In the meantime, Asura was thinking about his next objective.
What should I do next? Asura thought. I must know what happened to me. Who was crying? What was that voice?
Several questions were flying around in his mind, none of them were answered. Suddenly he saw a lizard looking creature who was running towards them.
“THE CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS. DIAMOND DOGS. HELP!” The lizard looking… thing, said to Twilight. The only thing Asura could figure out was that it needed his help.
“Spike! Calm down!” Twilight said to the lizard now known as spike.
Spike started to breathe at a steady rate… then he saw Asura. He let out a startled “EAUGHGH!” and hid behind Twilight, shaking.
“W-what is THAT thing!?” Spike said as he pointed at the biped creature. “It’s not gonna eat us or anything, is it Twilight!?”
“Spike, don’t be silly! He’s not going to eat you.” Twilight rolled her eyes at the baby dragon’s imagination. “Anyways, his name is Asura and he is a demi-god." Twilight said as she remembered a book that she was reading. Remembering Spike said something earlier as he ran towards her, she questioned Spike about what had happened. All Spike did was point in the direction of where the CMC were and said “The Diamond Dogs took them! They took the Cutie Mark Crusaders!”
Judging by the name, he figured these… Cutie Mark Crusaders were children. To him, these “Diamond Dogs” were already just as bad as the Gohma. Rage was building inside him. He realized this would be a good opportunity to make good with the Mane 6. “Let me help.” He offered.
Twilight raised an eyebrow at him. “Alright. But no killing anypony. Nor savagely beating them to a bloody pulp.”
Asura grunted, but didn’t mind much. “Fine.” He said, his usual angry tone coming back.
To be continued…
Well that was quite... Interesting.
Anyways. I will be waiting for my editor to edit a few thing's here and there just so your eyes wont bleed from all of my horrible grammar and you wont be as confused with the story.
And I'm sorry for the incredible amount of waiting you guys had to go through.
See you guys in the next chapter where our friend asura will be beating the living crap outta some diamond dogs.
And now it's time for me to play some asura's wrath.
Ok so here's the edited version from CaptainBrony777 of chapter 4. I hope you guys like this story so far!
And please give me some criticism if you think something is wrong with the story or something else.
And just in case you are wondering then YES I will put some more music in the chapters but only when it is needed... and by that I mean I will probably go insane on finding some fitting music for you guys.
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