"Hmph... another weak and arrogant foal to the afterlife, although you seem to benefit more than Sparkle"
Rainbow Dash was dying slowly and very painfully due to the horn lodged into her chest. Her gasps for breathe were slowing down and her eyes started to close down slowly, she never spoke; it would only quicken her death, which she tried to avoid doing. The bright white eyes of the controlled Twilight started to shine brighter by the second until the light was as blinding as the sun.
Hubert could do nothing but watch in awe at what was becoming of his impaled love. Twilight's horn began glowing a deep royal blue into the stabbed pegasus. Dash's body aura was starting to glow the same blue as the horn until the horn's light was dying down. Dash's full outline was now emitting the royal blue and body movement was starting to be made slowly. Hubert couldn't decide whether he should be happy to see Rainbow Dash moving once again or if he should be terrified, after all, she was stabbed in the heart, the chances of surviving are very unlikely.
"Thanks for the ride Sparkle, I hope this... reunion was to your liking as it was to mine, alas it's time your friend dances with the angels" the final laughter of the hellish spirit echoed through Twilight's eardrums and suddenly Twilight could see the light again, she could taste, smell, feel, all of her senses were coming back to her, she was finally taking control of her own body once more. The fresh breeze blowing through her mane and cooling off her anger and fear was rather relaxing to her.
She took a deep breath of a cold winter breeze that was passing by, such a deep freeze that it hurt her nostrils a small bit because of how fresh and cold the breeze was. She was happy to know in her mind that the spirit was ridden from her body and she was now back in full control of herself, at least she hoped. Syra did mention before that a small portion of herself was inside of Twilight still.
She felt a small warm drop of a liquid slide down to the base of her horn, slowly making its way down between her eyes and around the ridges of her nose to the edge of her lip. She dare not taste what it was; instead Twilight wiped off the warm droplet and awakened her eyes to see the reality of the world. She was no longer dreaming that she was certain of, but it was at a time like this, she hoped this entire catastrophe was merely another nightmare like from the previous nights.
When she embraced the partially moon-lit white snow into her eyes, she looked up to see if her friend was doing well, to see if she had survived the malicious attack, she did... or at least she was trying. Her breathing was rapid and heavy, her head started to shake violently in different directions and most importantly foam was starting to spew out from her mouth as quickly as snow fell from the sky.
As much as Twilight wanted to help her friend, she didn't know whether removing her horn would cause harm or good to her dear friend, either way, it was best for her to stay put and do nothing at all. Rainbow Dash's body started to shake violently and shift her body in a grotesque fashion. The stream of blood that was exiting from her wound was now spiraling down Twilight's horn and down to her eyes. Twilight closed them so that the blood stream would go around her eyes and below them and they did. The blood ran down from under her eyes and down her cheeks so that it gave the impersonation that Twilight had been crying blood.
She did nothing; she couldn't do anything at all. Rainbow Dash's body language was starting to creep out both Hubert and Twilight. Rainbow Dash's foam may have stopped but instead the foam was replaced with an even more horrific action. While still impaled her body started to shake harder now followed by screams of pain. As much as Twilight wanted to assist, all she could do was watch and listen to her friend's agonizing pain break across the silent winter night. All they could do was watch the horror show play out in front of them.
After only seconds, Rainbow Dash's torturous behavior stopped, the purple unicorn peered out to the left side to see Hubert hovering above the summit with his head hanging low. His mane covered his face and a few drops of tears were leaking across his cheeks. If you listened very closely, you could ignore his sobs and listen as a single drop of his tear made its journey down the summit and hitting the ground.
"Oh Hubert..." Twilight said in her mind. Then she looked back up at Rainbow Dash. Her dead weight was now starting to tire out Twilight's neck which made her think about taking her horn out at last. As much as she didn't want to believe it, she just witnessed and heard her friend's death right before her. Twilight wiped the blood-like tears away from her cheeks to look back up at her friend, to bid her a last farewell.
When she did look up, all she saw was Rainbow Dash's head leaning forward and looking down. Much like Hubert, the face wasn't visible due to the fact her mane was blocking the view. Her mane was wrangled and messy, not the same straight and neatly combed mane as she always did have. The winter breeze cooly kissed the sweat dripping from her neck until the sweat froze in place.
Silence was the only symphony of the night until she awoke. Both Twilight and Hubert looked up with eyes wide at what happened to not only Rainbow Dash but the scenery around them. Rainbow Dash's eyes may have been closed, that much was true, but her eyes darted at Twilight with an angry expression; her face too had an expression of anger written on it.
Rainbow Dash turned her head towards Hubert who was there hovering with shock, too petrified with terror to move his body. "Dash..." he whispered sadly to her. The demonic pegasus looked right back at Twilight and opened her eyes at last. It was only pitch darkness in those two sockets where her eyes lay, two black oblivions stare right into the depths off Twilight's heart.
She opened her mouth slowly and inhaled a deep raspy sounding intake of the cool winter breeze. She then exhaled onto Twilight's face forming frost around the ridges of her face. As if though it wasn't horrifying enough, her face went from sudden anger, to a depressing horror. A small snowflake of pure ice landed on the tip of her nose and became one with the rest of her body status. Twilight was paralyzed with the purest form of shock there was to offer, Hubert himself nearly forgot that the only thing that kept him alive.
Rainbow Dash's head span around in exactly 360 degrees having her spinal bones produce a cracking sound when they went far beyond their normal reach length. Twilight and Hubert both watched in complete horror as the scenery began to take shape of what Syra had told them before that the winter would be true colors, of black and white and the only true color to represent itself would be blood.
After the long freak show, Rainbow Dash finally awakened her eyes slowly as she tilted her head upwards to face the night, snowy sky. What happened next is what shifted the beauty of the winter night into black and white. It was as if two strobe lights rocketed out of Rainbow Dash's eye sockets to try and spot an enemy flyer. The royal blue light were screaming the sounds of dying and banished souls of many the dead.
She opened her mouth to take intake more oxygen but instead her mouth grew larger and larger right before them. The pegasi's head expanded to be able to have the mouth 5 times its normal size. It opened its gaping mouth to indicate to everyone that she was going to take in another breath but instead this time she breathed in a little... too much air. Her mouth grew to the limits of the new size it grew to and the beam-like lights that were striking out of her eyes disappeared completely and imitated the same action as that of the mouth.
Rainbow Dash bounced her body backwards so that Twilight's horn would slide out with ease. Her body plumped to the ground and she lay there like a heap continuing to suck in a heavy and long breath. At that point, the environment around everyone was now starting to take shape to the exact description that Syra had given her Twilight a few nights ago. The only two conscious ponies saw their world turn white and black as Rainbow Dash sucked the color out of the night. Once all the color was absorbed into her eyes and mouth, the color of even her began to be sucked out of her. After all the color of the world was gone, she fell back to a heap on the ground, motionless.
The world now looked like a vintage 1940's movie around them. The only color... the only true color that stood out in the entire night was the crimson puddle of blood that was expanding around the body of the motionless Rainbow Dash. Hubert had his man covering his eyes and had his head hang low as he slowly floated over towards Twilight and Ace's body. He landed with a smooth touch on the balcony right next to the both of them. Neither one said anything at all, they just stood there and stared at their dead friend for a few minutes as if expecting for her to be playing a prank and she would be back to her normal self at any moment.
Every second was the same thing and both Hubert and Twilight knew that they were trying to figure out the others thoughts. A single pure white teardrop left his eyes and landed on the wound where Twilight had impaled her. "Oh Ace...oh Ace... Why Twilight... why did you come back" asked the crest fallen pegasus with a tone of sorrow. "None of this would have ever happened if you just stayed home, away from this insanity, away from this...this mad world! Is this REALLY why you came back here to Canterlot? To-to cause havoc and pain!"
"Hubert, this was bound to happen some point in our lives and you know just as well as me if I knew this would happen, I would have never came here in the first place"
"Is that so... here I am... a Royal Guard of Canterlot and look at me! Nearly on the brink of going insane because you came! Was this all intentional? Are you just working with Syra? To get us ALL killed?!"
The snow began to drop down flakes the size of beanbags on the two arguing friends. The more frustration that grew between the two, the harder the snow fell and the surrounding colors began to Bolden. The black became darker, the white grew brighter, and the red started to glow slightly at the cause of the enforcement of the colors around them.
"Hubert, it's me! Twilight! I don't want to cause any more trouble but we've come this far, if I leave now, she'll end up killing all of us!"
"Oh no no no no no, I'm not dying for....for something you f***ed up on a few years ago with her! What have you DONE to make her so upset! DID YOU KILL HER!"
"I DIDN'T KILL ANYPONY! THAT IS THE LAST TIME I WILL SAY IT!"
"MY LOVE IS DEAD BY YOUR HOOVES! YOU BROUGHT THIS UP-"
The argument between the two allies was ceased in a sudden halt by the booming voice of the noble Kale himself. He stood there looking as if he just had awakened from being unconscious for a while. He slowly trotted over to them with his back left leg having a majority of the skin torn off. Before Twilight suggested if she could give him medical assistance, the snow that was all over the balcony start lifting up and attaching itself to his wound, mending the skin together.
"Hold your tongues! Stop this bickering and nonsense fighting! Look around you, the more discord caused amongst us only brings a heavier snow and a colder night. The snow becomes whiter, the night gets blacker, and the blood that was spilled by Syra's wretched doings only brightens more with the colors around us bolding. Look onto the ground you fools! Your Rainbow Dash lays dead Hubert, not because of Twilight's foolishness but because she wants to make you suffer before she takes your lives. You all are damned to die if we don't resolve our problem. Twilight had nothing to do with this and you know it, don't unleash your fury onto her because you witnessed your love dying by her hoof, she dies by Syra. She's lost, confused and alone, she bares a pure soul encased in a black heart, but... that is only an action YOU can do Twilight, you and I are the only one's here that can save her from her own damnation"
Q: This is Revelations?
A: Actually no. I went to San Diego. Come on now, it's summer. I needed a week off. Give me another week and Revelations is out.
Q: This was garbage! Where is Revelations?
A: Instead of making you all wait THREE weeks for a what? An 8000 word chapter, this chapter is LITERALLY a huge chunk taken out of "Revelations". I think what I did was a good thing, I give you all another... well a filler basically for the next part (Revelations), and also I get to write MORE now that 2,000 or so words have been transferred to here. Just think of this being... a intro to Revelations. Lets face it, if I started the chapter out like this, it would have probably been a BIT dull. Besides, I end this with a cliffhanger, that's good stuff.