Pinkamina opened her eyes and looked around, blowing some stray hair out of her eyes. She looked down at her bonds; she struggled against them, taking deep breaths before each movement. She stopped when Duskheart opened the door and entered. He pulled the chair over and sat in front of her. Pinkamina tilted her head to the side, looking at him as he produced a cigarette, lit it and sat back on the chair.
"Pinkie, I just want to say that I respect your resolve, not many ponies could stand up to what you are going through." He said, sounding genuinely impressed. Pinkamina smiled, her wide, bloodshot eyes stared directly into Duskheart's.
"Thank you Duskheart, I'll be sure to pass along the message to Pinkie when I see her next." She said. Duskheart's mouth dropped open and the cigarette fell to the ground.
"Wait, are you…?" he started. Pinkamina nodded.
"Yes, my name is Pinkamina Diane Pie, at your service. Although I do have one question for you. What did you do with my friends?" asked Pinkamina, Duskheart stammered looking deep into Pinkamina's eyes.
"They…uh they are locked in some cells a few floors below us." He told her. "Why do you want to know?"
"Because they're my FRIENDS!" she shouted, whereas her voice was soft and calm before, it was now like a raging fire, powerful and dangerous. "I promised them that I would keep them all safe, and Pinkamina does not break her promises." Pinkamina threw her chest forward, dislocating both shoulders, with arms like wet string; she pulled them out of the bindings. Stepping down off the platform she was tied to, Pinkamina flicked her arms and they popped back into place. She stretched, rotating her shoulders as Duskheart stayed glued to his chair. She tilted her head again, and with a manic smile spreading across her mouth she said;
"What's wrong Duskheart, I thought you wanted the ultimate weapon." She walked over and lifted Duskheart by the throat. He didn't even try to struggle.
"I…I'm sorry." He choked out. Pinkamina squeezed tighter.
"I know you are." She said, and threw him through the destroyed mirror into the secret room. Pinkamina kicked down the door, and made her way fearlessly towards the cells. Guards tried to stop her, but could not even lay a hoof on her, dying before they got close. Pinkamina noticed Trixie coming out of a room; Trixie looked at her and paled.
"What's wrong Trixie, I thought this was WHAT YOU WANTED!" yelled Pinkamina, running straight for Trixie, who fled and while Pinkamina was slower on two legs, she soon caught up to Trixie. Pinkamina looked at Trixie, cowering, she bent down and caressed her face.
"I thought you were going to make ME bleed." Said Pinkamina, smiling as she started to deliver a beating that was what she considered equal to months of psychological abuse. When she had finished, Trixie was unrecognisable, but still breathing. Pinkamina, now covered in unicorn blood, continued her rescue mission. Pinkamina counted one hundred and twelve dead ponies and thirty two incapacitated as she made her way down to the basement where her friends were kept. A guard tried stop her getting the keys by swallowing them, Pinkamina got them anyway.
Heartstrings cheered when she saw Pinkamina, as she unlocked Redmond's and Swift's cage first. Pinkamina turned to unlock Heartstrings' cage and that was when Heartstrings noticed.
"You are not Pinkie, are you?" she asked, and Pinkamina shook her head. "Then why are you helping us." She walked out of the cage and Pinkamina grabbed and kissed her, pulling away, Heartstrings said;
"What the hay? Did you forget about Rosethorn?"
"Pinkie had the unicorn fetish; I'm more of a Pegasus mare myself." Laughed Pinkamina. "Now leave, get out of here and hide, don't show your faces until the end of the war, otherwise you put yourselves and your families in danger."
"What about you?" asked Redmond. Pinkamina shot him a look.
"They want me to be a weapon against the griffins, I can live with that, but it will be on my terms." She said and the ponies ran for the exit, and Pinkamina watched them leave. A voice behind her made her turn.
"And what are your terms?" asked I.Q, Pinkamina narrowed her eyes at him.
"I want to kill griffins, Minotaur too. But I will not go through anymore brainwashing, and furthermore, I want Duskheart to think that I'm doing this against my will." She told him.
"Why would you want that? Asked I.Q with a puzzled expression on his face.
"Because he already feels guilt, and he needs to feel more." She explained. I.Q nodded, and gestured for her to walk on front of him, which she did and he escorted her back to the same room she had started in.
"We will be ready for you in a couple of days, until then, relax and take a load off, you deserve it after being here so long." Said I.Q.
"And just how long HAVE I been here?" she asked, sitting down on the chair. I.Q thought about it for a moment.
"About six months." He said finally, before turning and leaving. Pinkamina smiled, closing her eyes.
She arrived in the black to see Pinkie closing a window, much like the one she had conjured for Pinkie when she first took control. Pinkamina giggled and snorted.
"I see that you have figured out a few things while you have been in here." She said, and Pinkie turned, one of her eyes had swollen shut.
"Yeah, and I must say, I understand what the doctor meant by becoming a monster." Said Pinkie, floating towards her. "Are you really going to go back on everything you said to me about being there to help, just so you can kill griffins? Pinkamina nodded.
"Well you gave up on me first; I'm just trying to have some fun before you die."
"I didn't give up, I tried my hardest, and I just couldn't beat them." Said Pinkie quietly.
"What, you mean the great and powerful Pinkie gave up, after a measly six months? Maybe that's why I was created, because you are too weak to do anything on your own. Whatever, I'm leaving for the front lines, I hope you enjoy the show." Said Pinkamina, leaving Pinkie to herself, just barely hearing her start crying.
Pinkamina spent the next day practicing, getting ready for her finest moment, and when the time came, she couldn't be more excited. She was escorted in chains to an open area, filled with a large metal egg. Pinkamina was led to it and unchained. I.Q walked up and handed her two swords, a gift, he called them. Pinkamina was strapped into the egg, which was relatively comfortable, although she disliked the plan of being dropped from the sky onto a battlefield. She could feel the egg being lifted off the ground, the weightlessness was intoxicating. Pinkamina closed her eyes, deciding to get some sleep during the four hour flight to the front lines.
Pinkie was waiting in the black for her, not moving, just staring at her with pure hatred in her eyes. Pinkamina smiled.
"Oh Pinkie, there's no need to be worried, you will be fine. I on the other hoof, am going to have so much fun." She laughed, having a little dance to celebrate. Pinkie just kept staring.
"When I am back in control, I am going to make everypony who made you like this die." She said seriously. Pinkamina stopped, suddenly curious to see who she was talking about.
"Like who, my dear?" asked Pinkamina.
"I.Q, Trixie, Duskheart and Celestia most of all." Said Pinkie, taking a deep breath. Pinkamina was puzzled.
"Why Celestia Pinkie, what did she do?"
"She let I.Q start this. She is the one who hasn't lifted a hoof to find me." Pinkie explained. Pinkamina smiled.
"I'll tell you what, I will even give you back control for that." Said Pinkamina happily. Pinkie smiled. Pinkamina's ears pricked up.
"Oh, well look at how time flies in here, I think it is time for me to shine." She said, disappearing.
She opened her eyes as the egg slammed into the ground, feeling the shockwave through her bones. The egg opened and the warm sunlight hit her face. She stepped out slowly, keeping her head down, feeling the need for a challenge. She drew her swords from behind her back as a group of Minotaur charged. Pinkamina took a deep breath, allowing her Pinkie sense to do most of the work, as she ducked, jumped, hacked and slashed. She jumped onto the chest of one Minotaur, and looked it straight in the eye, and it looked back. Pinkamina smiled at the fear she saw, she back flipped off, managing to decapitate the Minotaur at the same time. Pinkamina loved the feeling of being covered in blood, the warmness of it. She was having the time of her life, and then she heard somepony calling out her name. She stuck both of her swords into the last griffin and pulled them back. She turned as The Doctor slid in to her, grabbing her head with his hooves and stated to push his mind into hers, on a complete reflex, she responded to the mental invasion and pushed one of the swords into the Doctor's stomach. Pinkamina heard Pinkie scream 'No' inside her head, and her eyes opened wide, shocked at what she had done. She pulled the sword back, and the Doctor fell, just as Pinkamina was about to help, she was tackled and raised into the air, dropping her swords. It was Derpy.
"How could you?" Derpy yelled, and started to spin Pinkamina around faster and faster. She felt a tremendous pressure build up in the back of her head and then Derpy let go and Pinkamina fell. The second she hit the ground, she was knocked out, and back in the dark.
Pinkie was so fast that Pinkamina didn't have a chance to move, she punched Pinkamina, sending her sailing into the abyss.
"How COULD YOU? That was the Doctor." Pinkie cried. Pinkamina appeared next to her.
"I know, it was an accident." She cried, and Pinkie punched her again.
"NO, you do NOT get to cry, this was your doing. He was like a father to me and now he's gone." Yelled Pinkie. Pinkamina hung her head low.
"I'm sorry." Said Pinkamina. Pinkie shook her head.
"You know what? Forget killing any of the others, I'm going to kill you." She threatened. Pinkamina suddenly got angry.
"Kill me? Do you really think you can?" asked Pinkamina, staring down Pinkie.
"YES." Said Pinkie, flicking her arm. A sword made up of pink energy was suddenly on her grasp. Pinkamina did the same, only her blade was yellow. They lunged at each other, light exploding from the swords whenever they touched. The fight was getting intense, as due to the fact that in the darkness there was no vertical or horizontal plane, the two pink ponies were fighting in a complete three hundred and sixty degree circle in every conceivable direction. Pinkie could feel herself being overwhelmed by Pinkamina, and for some reason, her mind turned to Rosethorn. The thoughts of her fallen lover strengthened her resolve, urging Pinkie to fight harder, and she did, as with a mighty yell, Pinkie disarmed Pinkamina. She brought the sword up to her face. Pinkamina's ears pricked up again and she smiled.
"No!" yelled Pinkie thrusting the sword as Pinkamina vanished. She looked around, making sure that it wasn't a trick, but Pinkamina was nowhere to be seen. Pinkie took a deep breath.
'As much as I hate to admit it, I'm going to need some help.' Thought Pinkie.