The day was closing to its end for the night to beginning. At the new public park in Upper Canterlot that was made to resemble the private garden of Princess Luna, There was a young royal purple unicorn stallion sitting and waiting for the moon to rise. His mane and tail, which matched the shade of his coat, and has two stripes running through them, one is midnight black and the other purple, were flowing in the dim wind. Stuck in his thought he did not notice anything around him.
“Well if it isn’t Night Star here once again.”, said a white Pegasus of the royal guards with a cutie mark of a shield so casually.
“Good evening Crackle.” Night Star said while watching the moon rising.” starting your shift early today?”
“Yes I am.” Crackle said as he walked over to Night Star.” I see that you been in another fight again.” He commented with no surprise in his voice.
“You don’t seem to surprise anymore. What gave it away?” Night Star said sarcastically.
“Well, why would I be surprised when you usually get in a fight three times a week.” Crackle said while taking a seat next to Night Star. “Who did you get into a fight this time?” he said with some curiosity in his voice. “And it’s the bruises on your side and the blood spot on top of your eye that gave it away.”
“Just with some snobbish rich punks who thought that they were hot shit.”
“What did they do to you to get into a fight?”
“The usual Crackle.” Night Star said facing Crackle now.” They talking shit about how I have no family and how I’m worthless” Night Star stated with a hint of sadness in his voice.
“Don’t let them get to you, young Night Star” said Crackle with a smile.” Just let them say what they want and don’t let them get under your coat.”
“It’s harder said than done Crackle.” Night Star said with a chuckle.
“Well that may be true but just try. You can’t really afford getting into anymore fights.”
“True.” Night Star said with a sighed.
“Night can I ask you something?”
“What is it Crackle?”
“Well I always wanted to know what is your special talent is. Since your cutie mark is a crescent moon with three stars?”
“Well Crackle I really don’t know.” Crackle gave a confusing look. “It was one night just like this when I was a foal and it was after a fight with some punks.”
“Ha ha, even at a young age you were a scrapper.” Crackle gave a grin.
“Well yeah” Night Star started to laugh to the honest truth. “That night I started to use some magic that I have recently learned and there it was after the fight.”
“So your talent is magic?” Crackle said while nudging Night Star.
“Hmm I guess, well it’s getting late and I should start heading back home.”
“Have a safe trip back home and don’t get into anymore fight.”
With that Night Star said his goodbye and stared to walk home to the Lower Canterlot.
It was thirty minutes since he left the park and had gotten onto his street. I wonder if Mariel is awake, He asked himself when he saw his home in the distance. As he got closer he noticed that the living room light was on which was odd since it was 1am. Dear Celestia, I hope that drunk isn’t up right now. He thought with anger. He stood there in front of the door waiting for the light to turn off. It has been about fifteen minutes pasted before he decided to go in.
Walking into the living room which only had a book shelf with few books, two couches, and café table that had a plate with a knife and a fork, was the one he hoped to avoid dealing with tonight.
“Where have you been?” the blue coated white mane and tail unicorn stallion asked Night Star while sitting at one of the couches.
Shit, he is awake. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to run into him today. Night Star thought to himself. “I was out in the town, Ale.” said Night Star, with disrespect evident in his voice.
“You should show me some respect boy!” Ale said with an angry tone.” And why would you be out in the town, huh?”
“I will never show you respect,” he said with a calm voice. “And that doesn’t concern you does it.”
“You better not be doing anything that will disgrace me!”
“You disgrace yourself Ale.”
A few second if silence fell into the room. They were both staring at each with anger in their eyes, when suddenly they heard some pony walk down the stairs. A black coated earth mare with fuzzy gray tail and mane started to descend
. “Welcome home Night Star.” Mariel said with a tired voice.
Both stallions ignoring her “Hmm it seems like you got into another fight again boy.” Ale said. With no pony talking to the mare she decides to go back upstairs and go back to sleep.
“Yeah I did. Does that bother you?” Night Star said with a grin on his face.
“It seems that you don’t understand me when I say not to disgrace me” Ale said with his horn glowing blue. “You should be taught a lesson boy!”With that a book flew right at him and he dodged it as Ale kept sending more books at him. Night Star was able to dodge all of them until he shot blast of magic at him, hitting Night Star on his bruised side and fractured one of his ribs, with pain shooting throughout his entire body. He was on the ground holding his side.
“Boy, you are worthless” Ale said while walking towards him “No wonder you don’t have a special talent.” Night Star started to get back up but fell back down. “Hmm weak like usual. No wonder your parents left such a worthless piece of shit behind” with that he stood up. “Have something to say boy?”
“B-B-B-BUCK YOU!” Night Star yelled and with that his horn started to glow royal purple and shot a massive blast of magic into Ale’s chest, the blast sending both unicorns into the walls. Ale hit the wall hard and fell on the grand. Night Star hit the wall and fell but during the fall he got a gash where he was injured in the fight earlier that day and blood dripping down over his right eye. Night Star was the first of the two to get up; While Ale was on the ground. The mare that was now on top of the stairs ran down to protect her husband.
“Ale, are you okay!?” she said with fright in her voice. “How could you injure him, your disgraceful little brat!” she grabbed the plate and threw it at him and missed “After we gave you a place to live!” she grabbed the knife and threw it right at him, but this time she did hit her mark as he tried to dodge it. The knife has made a massive cut through Night Star’s cutie mark which is now covered in blood. With that he fell to the floor.
. “Leave her now before I call the police!”The mare said and by this time Ale was on his hooves and grabbed Night Star in is magic and threw him though the door; onto the street of Canterlot “Never return here again.” Ale’s voice rang out before the door slammed shut.
After a few seconds of on the concrete ground, I can’t believe a fatal night like this just happen. Night Star thought to himself while trying to get up. Breathing heavily and feeling the pain on his side, his head, and on his flank.
“Fuck, I’m going to feel like shit tomorrow” with that he started to walk to a place that he knew he would be fine. So he started his walk to the garden of Luna.
Arriving at the park roughly around three in the morning, “Fuck. I’m finally here” Night Star said as he walked into the garden. “I never have been here this late before”. While walking through the park he noticed that the grass was covered in dew and was glowing under the light of the moon. The black roses were blooming more beautifully than the late hours of the night. The reflection of the moon on the pond gave it warmth that made it a nice place to lie down next to. While lying next to pond Night Star noticed that the grass around him was now covered with his blood as he began to feel light headed and, with a thump, his head fell to the grass. The only thought that went through Night Star head were: Am I going to die here? Is really my time to go? Well I don’t think any pony will care at any rate. I have no family or friends. I don’t even know what my cutie mark represents. Wait…. what was that? He heard hoof steps getting closer to him. With the little strength left in him, he opens his eyes and saw that there was a pony near him.
The mysterious pony began to pick him up, and the last thing he heard before unconsciousness claimed him was, “Night Star, you will be fine. I promise!” as he started to gallop of to the streets of Canterlot.