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The Light Where Darkness Resides
Reaching the surface, the sun blinded my eyes. It hurt for a while but I quickly made sure to cover them. I released my hand from my eyes once they were adjusted and the city started playing out before me. Looking around I realized I was on the tip of the iceburg. Or the cathedral in this case, who knows how many feet above. Looking over the edge I could see that the cathedral was crowded, in fact very crowded. There were ponies everywere, but why though?
All of the sudden, the noise quieted down, and I could hear a loud voice shout from the crowd. It was deep, and cracked the sky with it's power. Not literally, but yeah.
"Citizens, hear me out! As you know, every year I set free one prisoner from my holdings." The large pony said, covered in armor. He motioned to his guards, who quickly nodded before sending out the two prisoners. One was so severly beaten, it even made me sick. I climbed down a bit, so I could get a better view without being seen.
"This colt, which you conmdemned to me, has suffered enough, has he not? Who do you wish to release?" He said, gesturing to the beaten pony.
The crowd was silent for a few, before all shouting in a loud embrace, "Parabas! Release Parabas! Release him!" One specific pony, covered in fancy robes held up his hoof, silencing all the ponies. Once quiet, the large captain guard pony unchained the murderer and set him free. He skipped along the path, happy of his freedom.
"What have you of this colt?" He asked. The crowd grew silent.
"Crucify him!" One shouted from the crowd. Soon, the entire crowd joined in, repeating the same thing, with other words like blasphemer, heretic, and other sorts of names. They continued shouting until the captain raised his hoof. He stood silent, looking around for a minute.
He looked at his sergeant, "Do what you want with him. I am not associated with this innocent colts blood." He said, walking off into the temple.
Something is off, based on the description Twilight gave me, I'm almost 100 percent sure that is Rudee, the whole reason why I'm even here. I'll have to follow him, see where he goes. Maybe if I can get a better look at him, I can confirm.
The crowd took the beaten pony away, and Rudee came back to check. His guards were dismissed, so it was only me and him. Time to act. I quickly jumped down from the roof, pinning him down with my right metal arm, while holding the blade from my left wrist to his neck. He squirmed around, not saying anything mainly due to the shock.
He had his eyes closed, due to shock perhaps, or fear. That gave me a good couple seconds to get a good look at him. After a close inspection, I've come to confirm that this pony is in fact, Mr. Rudee.
"Creature! Get off me!" He screamed, squirming.
I failed. I let him let out a scream. His guards are bound to show up any minute now. I have to end this quick. I turned him over to his back, moving my hand up to his mouth, covering it. I raised my right metal arm, triggering the blade to come out. Instead of like the traditonal blade to come from the bottom wrist. This came over top of my hand, over my knuckles. Before I stabbed him, I looked him straight in the eyes, "Death has called. You shall answer."
I swung my arm down in a quick motion, but everything didn't go as planned. Suddenly i felt a strong painful sensation in the side of my stomach. While I was distracted, he bucked me straight off him, breaking a couple of ribs in the process. I layed there on the ground, frantically searching for the source of the pain. He rolled around, coughing, trying to catch his breath for I would have choked him if not severed his throat.
I moved my hand along my shirt before I felt a damp, warm spot on the lower section of my stomach. I looked over and saw I had been stabbed, more than once. But when? I don't remember him ever pulling a weapon out on me. I grunted, pulling myself to my feet. The captain was limping away, his guards already running toward me to kill me.
"Oh no you don't, I never let my prey escape." I whispered.
He went inside the palace, shutting the doors inside, locking it. I started moving a little faster, but the faster I went, the closer I was to the incoming guards. I ripped off a piece of hanging cloth from the balcony, covering my wound. I ripped another piece off, shoving it between my mouth. I bit down hard before going in a full sprint. It hurt like hell, but I expected that. I clenched down on the cloth, relieving some of the pain.
"Ready your arms, here he comes!" The smaller one of the two said.
I'm too injured to attack...Do I have any bombs? I searched inside my left pocket, and thanks to the holy gods of this world there were not only one, but three bombs left. I felt them, noticing one was a smoke, the other two explosive. I quickly pulled out the explosive one, throwing it straight at the two. They raised their weapons in curiousity. But everyone knows curiousity can get the best of you. It exploded, shaking the ground, even breaking a hole through the wall where Rudee went through.
When the smoke cleared, two charred, bloody bodies were left. I felt a small pain in my heart, but threw it away, giving chase after Rudee.
"Ponius! Are you alright?" A rather medium sized unicorn asked the limping Governor.
"Yes, Rain, I am alright; just some damn assassin is following me. Not only that, but whatever that THING is, it's not any pony kind I can assure you that!" He grunted, sitting down in his chair.
"Sir, shouldn't we move you somewhere else? If you were to die, then that would be the end to the Red Cross!" The lavender, unicorn asked.
"The end? What is the meaning of this, Rain? Are you saying..."
"Yes Master, the assassins have already taken out all the other leaders, and gained influence. We lost everything. The only place left, is here."
"Quiet, Rain. We are not longer alone." The pony said, getting a small 'eep' from his servant.
"Mr. Rudee. Otherwise known as Ponius Pilot." A voice said from behind them. The servant turned around before screaming, attempting to run away but was quickly shot down from multiple knives penetrating his skull.
"So this is how it ends?" Ponius asked, turning to see his killer. A form a pony. No, multiple ponies stepped into the light, covered in dark robes. The one in the center, obviously the leader held a blade in her mouth. Her deep cyan eyes glowed with a beautiful radiance.
"Yes. This is it, brother." She said, closing her eyes.
She was about to step forward when the doors slammed open, revealing a creature running on two legs speed past the small group, leaping off a small table between him and Ponius. While flying through the air, he raised his right arm, shooting the blade from his metal arm outwards. He looked at Ponius with a cold, emotionless stare before delivering the final blow. He plunged the blade deep into his neck, the blood uncontrollably flying outwards all over Isan's shirt.
He didn't keep it clean, but death is never a clean thing. With the blade still in the victims neck, he layed him down before saying his last rites. Ponius cut him off, "What have you done?"
"I ended another chance of war."
"War? We never wanted war, just national peace."
"Killing innocents to gain control is never the way to go friend. It doesn't matter now, I will end the Red Cross as I have ended you."
Ponius chuckled, coughing up some blood. "You already have."
With that said, Ponius gave up his life, letting off into the next one. Isan force closed the pony's eyes, whispering his rites. Isan retracted the blade, before looking back at the cloth hidden ponies. The two on the side of the one in the middle looked unsure. The mare in the middle was awe-gaping at the sight before her eyes. "I can't believe it's him.." She whispered to herself.
"Did you say something?" Isan asked.
She shook her abruptly, "No. I.. never-mind."
Isan looked on curiously, "who are you? And what business did you have with him."
"I am his sister, and I came to finish the job. However, thanks to you, I didn't have to get my hands dirty."
Isan was interested, yet he quickly threw it away. He didn't have time for any drama. He heard the guards coming, meaning this was his ticket out. The guards bursted threw the doors, shouting out to the four to get down, and turn themselves in. Isan, without noticing saw the three ponies standing over the balcony, the mare looking straight at him.
"Let's go." She said, looking straight at Isan. He nodded and jumped up on the balcony. His injuries were making this hard, but he had no choice. Now it was time for an escape. The three ponies jumped off the edge without warning, two of them flying through the air, while the mare cruised downward into a huge pile of hay. Isan immediatlaly recognized this move from his training. They taught him to use anything that could reduce your momentum of falling.
Isan took a deep breath, the guards getting closer every second. He jumped, performing the infamous trademark swan dive.
"Damn this hurts..." He thought to himself as he fell.
"Dear Twilight Sparkle, my star pupil. It is a lovely day outside today, so i was wondering if you would like to meet me, all and all your friends at the lush green hills, between Ponyville, and the Everfree. We could have a picnic and talk of many wonderful things. I will see you there,
"She didn't even give me a choice. Oh well, I suppose I could alter my schedule to this picnic." She laughed to herself.
"SPIIIIIIIIIIIKEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! GET SOME THINGS READY, WE ARE GOING ON A PICNIC IN A FEW!" She shouted, hearing a small 'oh boy!' from the small dragon around the corner.
Isan and the small group of ponies were panting, trying to catch their breath. They leaned up against the tree's of the Everfree. Isan can't believe he ran from over 30 guards with all these injuries. He quickly checked his stomach, and blood was everywere. He sighed, trying to calm himself down. I can't believe I let myself get injured like that!
"Hey. Here, you need this." The mare said, her deep cyan eyes looking at Isan. Isan found himself staring into her eyes, obviously creating a liking for her beauty. She held out a large cloth, which Isan used to wrap around his wound. MY FUCKING GOD THIS HURTS. Did she pour salt on this thing or what?
"Yeah. Thanks. Tell me... Who are you?" Isan said.
His question went unanswered as he soon found himself alone. Isan looked around, finding nobody. What the hell? Where did they go? "HELLO!!" He screamed out, nothing came back. Isan looked back into the forest, his breathing becoming shorter by the minute. He knew if he didn't get help quick he would die. As he turned around back to the path to Ponyville he swore he heard the wind say, "We will meet again someday." Or maybe I'm just going insane. Isan sighed before taking off a full sprint back to Ponyville.
"I must say, Rainbow dear, these cloud pillows are so comfy!" Rarity said, posing for dramatic effect.'
"I'm glad you like it, Rarity. Those things are hard to make, not that I couldn't do it of course." Rainbow said, her voice full of pride.
"Guys, guys, guys, look! These cupcakes are so delicious!" Pinkie Pie said, spazzing out as usual.
Twilight said nothing, but laughed.
"Ah must say girls, this has been a great picnic, too bad Fluttershy couldn't make it!" Applejack said, her expression saddening with the mention of Fluttershy.
"Yeah. That really is too bad. I wonder...huh?" Pinkie said, her voice changing into a mix of confusion.
"What's wrong Pinkie Pie?" Celestia asked, concerned.
Pinkie Pie pointed towards the woods, "Lookie! Look, it's Isan! Oh I wanted to ask him something, I'll be right back!" Pinkie shot off into the distance, her friends further behind.
"How do I approach him? What do I say to him? Okay Pinkie, you can do this, just act PINKIE STYLE!" She said to herself, before switching back to the happy pink ball of happy fury.
I see something coming. A pink ball? Pinkie Pie? She had a smiling expression on her face, hopping toward Isan. Getting closer, she saw him in clear detail. "Hi there! I'm Pink..." She saw the blood dripping from his shirt, covering almost his entire left side of his body; stomach down. Her cute expression soon changed into one of shock, mixed with extreme worry. His breaths were getting shorter, and his legs were starting to give away.
He slowly moved his eyes up at Pinkie, clearly shaking. "P..Pinkie.." He fell to the ground, passing out from all the blood loss. He was tightly holding the spot here the blood was coming out, but with it now released the blood was now flowing out. Pinkies hair deflated, as if responding to her emotions before she quickly grabbed Isan, some of his blood drenching her coat. She didn't care. He needed help. She took off in a full blast, passing by her friends, heading back to sugar cube corner.
"Wait, Pinkie what's wro-?!" Twilight screamed, then notcing the trail of blood on the grass.
A/N: WHOOHOO! BIGGER CHAPTER YEAH! Obviously Pinkie has some sort of crush on the assassin, my gawd how will this play out. Well whatever, I'm going to eat some cookies. Also, like it said on the start; PLEASE comment, track(fav) if you haven't and hit that like button at the top if you haven't. The Like's help A LOT. Thanks guys, see you next chapter.