Link galloped about the room, dodging attacks from Cheerilee, looking for an opening in her state. Spike kept up with him, screaming, crying, and hollering, making a loud ruckus. Link was annoyed, but he had far more problems to worry about at the moment. A tentahoof slammed down in front of Link, forcing him to stop. Spike let out a large whelp and ran off the other direction. Cheerilee looked and swung a tentahoof at him, slamming him against the wall, unconscious. Link look at the scene in awe. He stopped moving momentarily, staring at Cheerilee. Cheerilee didn’t do anything. She sniffed the ground, looking directly at Link. Link then realized: Cheerilee was blind. Link quietly dropped his sword and equipped his slingshot. He shot the wall on the opposite corner, forcing Cheerilee to turn around, exposing her flank to Link. Link picked up his sword and dashed at her, slicing her flank. Cheerilee Screamed in pain, turning around and swinging a tentahoof at him.
Link dodged quickly, rolling away as to reduce sound. Cheerilee stopped, sniffing the air. Link slowly backed out of her range. Regardless, She sniffed him, and swung at him again. He rolled again, quickly grabbing his slingshot and firing a Buckeye at the opposite wall. Cheerilee swung her tentahoof at that wall, and Link made another daring dash toward her with his sword, slicing her other flank. Cheerilee roared in pain, slamming to the ground with a satisfying THUD!!!!. Link took advantage of the opportunity to lunge forward and stab his sword into her head, rendering her further incapacitated. She screamed, hollered, and, in a blind rage, all puns intended, stood up and galloped about the room, before colliding headfirst into the wall,killing her.
A small blue light shone in the middle of the room.
“Ugh...What happened?” Said Spike, from the other side of the room. Link grabbed him and stepped onto the blue light.
Light surrounded him on all sides, warm and carefree. So carefree, he nearly urinated under the resilient warmth of the light. Before he knew it, he was back in front of the Great Blankflank Tree.
“Oh boy without a dragon...you have done well...the curse upon me has been lifted...but I am afraid i will not be much longer...Take this...”
The Great Blankflank Tree shook his leaves and a shining green stone dropped down in front of Link. He grabbed it between his hooves and stored it in his mysterious storage place.
“That is the Blankflank stone...” Began the Great Blankflank Tree. “With this stone...you can open the doors to the Temple of Time...But first...you must find the other two precious stones...One from the seaponies in the great Equestrian Sea...the other from the Diamond Dogs by brokeback mountain...Oh, boy without a dragon...my final request has been made...I must pass on...Did you understand?”
Link shook his head, hoping another explanation of the events would convince the Great Blankflank Tree to live. Eventually, he gave up hope and nodded. The Great Blankflank Tree slowly took his last photosynthetic cycle and passed on to Tree heaven. Link would have given him a proper burial, but her was far too large for that. with a tear in his eye, Link headed out of the forest to the great Equestrian plains.
Shortly before leaving, he heard a voice.
Link turned around to see Fluttershy, his best friend through the years. Link nodded.
“I knew it’d be soon...I knew you weren’t like the rest of us. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. Just...um...yeah. Please be careful, Link. I’ve always...” She trailed off.
“Here...I want you to have this...If that’s ok with you...” She said. Link nodded again and accepted her gift.
“I was going to give this to your for your birthday tomorrow...but it seems I’ll have to give it to you early...I hope that’s ok...”
Link nodded again. Fluttershy handed him a small instrument, like a flute, and looked away.
“Just...Just don’t forget about us...ok?”
Link looked at the flute.
“Be safe, ok?” Said Fluttershy, reassuring herself it would be ok.
Link nodded and trotted off into the great Equestrian Plains. Fluttershy looked at him until she could no longer. With a tear in her eye, she slowly trotted home.