"Come one, come all! Come see what the amazing Murgo has for sale!" Murgo, the salesman that sold Sparrow the music box, called. After several years of travelling he returned to Albion with greed in mind. Sparrow had heard of Murgo's return and went to find him, hoping to scare, if not kill, him.
"Murgo! I should skewer you right here, right now!" Sparrow boomed.
"Whatever for?" Murgo was taken aback.
"Years ago you sold me a music box, that box got my sister killed, and I've been waiting for you to return." Sparrow explains coldly.
"It's not my fault! You used it!" Murgo had a point. "I didn't know what would happen, I just needed the gold."
"-sigh- I suppose you're right." Sparrow turns to leave when Murgo gets an idea.
"Wait! Would you test another item for me?" The merchant asks.
"What is it?"
"A magic picture box! You zap it with lightning and it makes moving pictures from the future!" Murgo says excitedly.
"Okay, I can try I guess. Where is it?"
"It's right," Murgo picks up the bulky square, "here!" Murgo places the box down gently and Sparrow takes a step back.
"You might want to move." Sparrow starts charging a shock spell and people gather around. After a couple seconds the shock spell is fully charged. "If this kills me, I'll kill you." Sparrow whispers before launching the lightning bolt at the screen and watching it come to life. "Wow. It works, now, what is this?" Sparrow whips the screen with his sleeve and watches the bright letters appear. "My Little Pony? What is a my little pony?"
"I don't know. Let's start the bid at fifty thousand gold!" Murgo exclaims to the crowd. Sparrow reaches out and puts a palm on the screen.
"Murgo...it isn't solid. Murgo...?" Sparrow starts. A bright light surrounds Sparrow's hand and starts to pull him into the screen. "Murgo!" Sparrow, in his last seconds, pulls out his crossbow, the Rammer, "I gotta do this before I forget." Mutgo turns around just in time to see a flaming arrow fly into his face. "That's from Rose!"
In a brighter flash of light, Sparrow was gone. Sparrow, hero of the Spire, ultimate good and pure being, loved by thousands, gone. The picture box was gone too. All that was left was Murgo's body with an arrow in it's skull.
"I wish Spike could be here to dig...stupid dirt." Rarity said quietly. Rarity was jewel-hunting without Spike because he had to work with Twilight today. She was using a simple digging spell that she had practiced some years back to dig the jewels up, it left her with a massive headache though. "Oh! That is a large bundle!" She spotted a large group of rare ice-emeralds half a mile underground.
"It's so far down! This will take forrreeevvvveeerrr." Rarity whined.
"FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- LOOK OUT BELOW!!!!" Something called from above. Rarity looked for the source of the shouting and spotted something falling from the sky.
"That isn't a Pegasus..." She muttered.
"MOVE!" It then shouted. Rarity snapped out of her trance in time to get out of the immediate area, as to not be smashed.
"Shame, it's not going to survive. I don't have strong enough magic to catch it." Rarity gulped nervously.
The thing crashed into the area where the Ice-emeralds lay buried and created a large crater.
"Where the hell am I? Where is my sword?" The thing grumbled. Rarity looked to her left and saw a gruesome looking sword embedded firmly in a rock.
'Is this thing friendly? Surely something so fabulous couldn't be evil.' Rarity thought after getting a good look at the thing. (Sparrow's outfit was that of the Knotwhole knight...helmet not included.)
"Ah! There it is!" The thing exclaimed. It shook itself off for a second before walking to the large rock his blade was stabbed into. It grasped the blade (The Daichi) and pulled it slowly from it's stone prison.
"Um, excuse me?" Rarity started. It placed the blade on it's back and turned around. Rarity was expecting gruesome, disgusting features from something of this stature, but no, what she saw was tantalizing.
"Yes?" The creature responded. 'Sweet Celestia it's voice is like honey!' Rarity thought to herself. "You gunna stare all day, or say something?"
"Oh, uh, hi? No, that's silly. Are you alright?" Rarity stutters. The creature laughs.
"I'm fine, you?" It responds.
"I'm fine, better than fine really. Oh!" Rarity looks back into the crater. "You dug up the Ice-emeralds! That would have taken me forever. Thank you, mister....?"
"Sparrow. And you are?" Sparrow checks his sword for damage.
"Oh, my name is Rarity. How did you survive that fall?"
"It's kinda hard to explain." Sparrow takes out his crossbow and makes sure it isn't splintered. "Anyways, I've survived way worse." Sparrow laughs.
"I've never seen clothing that could withstand a fall from that high unscathed, what is it made out of?" Rarity sits on her haunches.
"Special metals and cloth, they change depending on your disposition, red and black if you're evil and corrupted, and it looks like this when you're good and pure." Sparrow waved the cape, pure white. "Where exactly...am I?"
"What do you mean? Equestria of course!" Rarity stands back up. "Anyways, I should be heading back to Ponyville, it's getting late." Rarity walk down into the crater and picks up the emeralds with her magic and walks back up. "Well, um, if you don't have anywhere else to go, you could stay with me, if you want." Rarity was feeling extremely nervous for some reason, whether it was because this...Sparrow, was very attractive, or that he was intimidating.
"Well, considering I just fell out of the sky...I don't think I have much of a choice." Sparrow laughs again.
"Alright then. It's this way." Rarity starts on the path to (Friendship...sorry I had to) Ponyville with Sparrow in tow.
'Honestly, I'm not surprised Murgo's machine back-fired. Good thing I got him before I was taken. This...Rarity, looks like a giant marshmallow, an adorable marshmallow. Nice of her to offer me a place to stay without even knowing me, it's rather generous. Of course I can just thank the several bewitchment augmentations I have in this suit for that as well.' Sparrow thought. 'Worse things have happened I guess.'
"Where is Twilight! The Great and Powerful Trixie demands a rematch!" Trixie, after going and studying for quite some time, returned for a rematch to prove who was greater.
"Go away, Trixie, you aren't welcome in Ponyville anymore." Rainbow Dash replied, bored.
"Not until Trixie beats Twilight!" Trixie protested.
"Get outta here before I decide to pummel you into the ground!" Rainbow Dash, aggravated, flew up into Trixie's face trying to intimidate her.
"Just try." Trixie zapped Rainbow with a bolt of electricity that sent her sprawling onto the ground. "I have already taken out the dress maker and this one! These puny elements are no match for the might of Trixie!" Trixie stomped a hoof.
"Jus hold on a minute! You can't jus go 'round and zap who ya please!" Applejack charged at Trixie, only to be thrown back by telekinesis.
"Bring me Twilight or you will all suffer!"
"What was that?" Rarity started "It sounded like screaming. I think Ponyville is in trouble." Rarity gasped.
"What kind of trouble is in Equestria?" Sparrow asked
"Manticores, Cockatri, Cerberus, mean things." Rarity picked up her pace.
"Huh, here an hour and already called into action." Sparrow shrugged before picking up Rarity. "Which way?"
"Over there!" Rarity pointed to the east. Sparrow places Rarity up on his shoulders before going full-sprint towards Ponyville.
"This is terribly unladylike!" Rarity protested 'And I love it!'
"Does it matter?" Sparrow didn't care for people like Rarity, all stuck up and hoity-toity.
"Shouldn't be far now." Rarity was nervous, not from Sparrow, but for the town. They came up on a giant cliff looking over Ponyville from a distance. "Shoot! We'll have to go the long way down."
"How durable are those emeralds?"
"A tad less than diamonds. Why?" Sparrow took the emeralds and dropped them off the cliff. "Are you crazy? Those are worth more than your life!" Rarity recoiled at what she just said.
"I doubt that seriously." Sparrow laughed before jumping off the cliff after the emeralds.
"ARE YOU INSANE! YOU'LL KILL US BOTH!" Rarity screamed.
"You really don't listen much, do you?" Sparrow laughed again before hitting the ground with a small thud. Rarity was shacking like a leaf. Sparrow picked up the emeralds before sprinting towards Ponyville again.
"I-I'm sorry Trixie! Twilight had a problem with poison joke and can't use magic, you'll have to wait." Spike explained.
"Bring her out! Now!" Trixie launched a nearby stool through a window, "I don't CARE if she's sick! I have to beat her!"
"What do you want, Trixie? Wh have you hurt my friends?" Twilight asked groggily from her window.
"Get down here and face me!" Trixie called back.
"How about you face me?" Sparrow had arrived and saw Trixie yelling and breaking things.
"Like anyone could defeat The Great and Powerful.....Trixie..." Trixie turned around and came face to face with the most beautiful creature she had ever seen before. The creature was wearing simply amazing armor, it's eye's were a vibrant, caring blue, it had a halo for Celestia's sake!
"You talk a big game, but can you really deliver?" Sparrow took a step back, "Blast me with everything you have."
"You...asked for it!" Trixie didn't want to kill him, but she had to keep up her reputation. She charged up her most powerful spell, a mix of lightning and fire, and launched it at Sparrow.
Sparrow caught the brunt of it with his chest and didn't budge. "Was that it?" he asked. In all honesty, it was incredibly painful. "I guess you earned this." Sparrow charged up a shock spell to tier 5 and shot it as close as he could to Trixie without hitting her. 'I can't kill her, she's too cute. I've never not been able to kill something!' Sparrow stepped up to where Trixie stood, paralyzed.
"You don't have a horn..how did you do that?" Trixie mumbled.
"Not important, tell me, why are you terrorizing this town?" Sparrow asked.
"You wouldn't understand, family matters." Trixie coughed.
"Try me." Sparrow took a seat on the ground.
"Monster! Get it!" A random townspony shouted before launching a brick at Sparrow with his magic. Sparrow caught it and sent it back many times harder with a force push. "Or.....not."
"Anyways, tell me why you are hurting these ponies?" Sparrow repeated.
"My parents always taught me to be the best you know? Failure is not an option. When I told them that a normal townspony beat me in magic, they told me I wasn't their foal anymore and that I was never welcome back home. I spent a long time bettering myself in magic so I could make my parents proud." Trixie explained.
"Huh, your parents sound like assholes, no offence." Sparrow said.
"Oh, they are, but they're my parents, I can't just not try to make them proud." Trixie pouted. 'Adorable' Sparrow thought to himself.
"Maybe we should go talk to them." Sparrow suggested.
"Why would someone like you want to help me? You don't even know me." Trixie asked.
"You need help and I help people, simple as that." Sparrow shrugged. "Yes or no?"
"I guess it wouldn't hurt, but isn't it kind of weird? We're not even the same species."
"Weirder things have happened." Sparrow stood "Believe me on that. I just fell from the sky and unintentionally helped a white pony named Rarity dig up some rare gems and now I'm helping a blue pony solve her family problems. I'm pretty sure I went insane when I touched Murgo's crazy box-thing." Sparrow put on a smile. "Now, let's go miss...?"
"Trixie. What are you exactly?"
"Human. Before we go actually, you need to apologize."
After apologizing, though they didn't forgive her, Trixie and Sparrow set off towards Hoofington. Trixie of course had her doubts about the odd creature who claimed to have fallen from the sky, but if he wanted to help then she would let him. She suspected that her parents wouldn't care what he had to say, but she was thankful he wanted to try, besides, she felt oddly attracted to him.
"I forgot to ask, what is your name?" Trixie asks
"Sparrow. Tell me a bit more about your family, Trixie." Sparrow said.
"When I was a foal..."
"Trixie, I have some more questions about this land, care to answer?" Sparrow asked a little while after Trixie's several hour long life story ended.
"How does this place run, like, king, queen, what?"
"Equestria is run by two immortal Princesses, Celestia and Luna. Celestia raises the sun in the morning and lowers it at night, Luna raises the moon at night and lowers it in the morning. It repeats like that everyday." Trixie answered. "How is...where you're from ran?"
"We had a king...and a queen, but she died long ago." Sparrow didn't really want to recall that night when he learned about the queen.
"'Had' a king? What happened to him?"
"I kinda...killed him." Sparrow laughed awkwardly.
"You killed your king?!" Trixie was appalled.
"I had a good reason!" Sparrow argued.
"What reason could you possibly have to kill royalty!" Trixie shouted back.
"The king was evil. Well, let me start further back. When I was a kid my sister and I were living on the street, there was a merchant named Murgo that was selling 'magical items'. My sister helped me get the five gold that one of the items costed, a music box, we got it and went to a quieter area, the music box was said to be able to grant a wish. When we wound it up my sister wished that we could live in the castle with the king. After the wish was made the box shot a bright light into the sky and disappeared.
Later that night some guards came to find us and they escorted us to the castle, long story short-" Sparrow was interrupted by Trixie
"You got to live in the castle with the king?"
"No. He talked to us for a while, he asked us to stand on this weird stone thing and when we did it lit up a vibrant blue, he touched it and it changed from blue to red. He looked worried, he went back to his desk and looked over some notes, after a minute...he got a gun...and he... he shot her, he shot my sister. He then continued to shoot me, I lived however, even though I was shot out of a giant window some thirty stories up. A women named Theresa found me and nursed me back to health. Ten or fifteen years later I faced the king, his name was Lucian, in the Spire, a device that supposedly made the user incredibly powerful. The first time it was used, however, it destroyed everything.
I wound up killing him with the same music box that threw my life into hell. I had three choices afterwards, a very large sum of gold, resurrect all who died building the Spire, or bring my dog, there was a dog, back to life. I chose to resurrect all the people who died building the monolith of a spire. A year later I found Murgo again, helped him with another one of his items and now I'm here, oh, and I shot Murgo before I left though, I hate leaving business unfinished." Sparrow ended his little story with a sad laugh.
"That's terrible, how did you cope?"
"Lot's and lot's and lot's of helping people. There isn't a single person in Albion that doesn't know my name." Sparrow put on a small smile. "While I'm dead in Albion, I left a good name in my wake."
"Wow...just wow." Trixie was astonished, to lead such a full life, alone, and still be cheery and happy, it must be difficult.
"Anyways, I don't like to dwell on bad things. It happened and there's nothing I can do about it."
"You do all of that, and you still want to help me? I'm nobody, just a failure in a cape." Trixie hung her head.
"Wha? Failure in a cape? No no, you've just had some bad luck. And I want to help you because it's what I do, I like helping people." Sparrow shrugged.
"One more thing, it's obvious you have no problem killing, so why didn't you blast me with your magic?"
"I don't know, something just told me not to." Sparrow lied, he knew why he couldn't.
"Did you have ponies like us in Albion?"
"No, not that I know of."
"Than aren't you the least bit weirded out that there are talking ponies here?"
"Not really, I mean, there were nine talking doors back in Albion, if doors talked, than I wouldn't be surprised if everything spoke in languages I couldn't understand." Sparrow was being honest about that.
"Talking doors? That's just silly!" Trixie laughed. "What did they talk about?"
"Riddles, if I solved them, and I did, they would open and give a very good prize, one even gave me a house and a war-hammer made of amethyst."
"Huh, what are the weapons on your back from? More doors?" (One does not simply...)
"The sword, named The Daichi, I got from a secret cave at the bottom of a well. The crossbow, called the Rammer, I got by destroying fifty gargoyal statues that plagued Albion's travelers by mocking them."
"Wow, everything in Albion seems overly-complicated." Trixie stated.
"You have no idea how true that is."
Several hours of walking later they arrived at Hoofington. "It's to late to see them tonight, we should check into a hotel." Trixie suggested.
"Alright, I wonder," Sparrow took some gold coins from his pocket, "would these work?"
"If you're from Albion, how do you have Equestrian bits?"
"So that's a yes? They would work?"
"Yeah, they'd work." Trixie spotted a hotel sign. "It's over here."
"AHHHH! Monster!" A random pony shouted.
"Just ignore him, Sparrow." Trixie said. They found the hotel and walked in. "Uh, hi, how much for a night?"
"Four-hundred bits." The clerk said, uninterested.
"Ponyfeathers! I only two hundred seventy." Trixie scolded herself.
"I got it." Sparrow tossed a small bag of six-hundred gold. "Pretty sure there's six or seven hundred in there, keep the change."
"Thank you." Trixie whispered.
"Here's your key, sixth floor room three." The clerk tossed a key to Sparrow with her magic and turned back to her book.
"Night, Ma'am." Sparrow said before walking with Trixie to the stairwell.
They soon found their room and got comfortable. Sparrow removed his armor and put some sleep-pants on. Trixie's jaw dropped in surprise from what she saw. 'Nice body, but what is with all the blue lines? They aren't tattoos, and Sparrow said that Albion doesn't have cutie-marks. Are they...glowing? Yeah, the lines are glowing. He has a few scars too.' She thought.
"Geez, first Rarity and now you, is everyone gunna stare?" Sparrow laughed, he knew why.
"S-sorry." Trixie felt a heat rise in her face. "What is with the blue lines?"
"They appeared when I got my ranks high enough, if I was evil they'd be red." Sparrow explained plainly.
"Oh. So it is kind of like a cutie mark?"
"Kinda. Anyways, best get to sleep." Sparrow noticed that there was only one bed. 'That clerk is a bitch...' He thought. "I'll take the couch."
"Oh, um, you sure?" Trixie felt her face grow red again.
"You want me to take up ninety percent of the bed?"
"I could just...sleep on you?" Trixie shy'd away from Sparrow after realizing what she said.
"Alright I guess." Sparrow shrugged. He climbed into the bed and Trixie crawled on top of him. She magic'd the blanket over them and blew out the candles, leaving the window as the primary light source. (How do you spell adorable? Oh yeah! t-h-i-s)
Sparrow woke up an hour later on his own and saw Trixie asleep with the cutest little smile on her face. 'My heart cannot take this level of adorableness, must...look...away' He thought. 'Now that I think of it...holy hell this is awkward.'
Trixie awoke first. 'I must be dreaming.' She thought. She crawled out of bed and woke Sparrow in the process.
"Hey, sleep well?" He asked.
"It was okay." Trixie lied 'The best night of sleep I've gotten in years' was more like it. "Try to hurry up and get dressed so we can see my parents. But be warned, dad is captain of the town guard and is quick to anger." Trixie quickly brushed her mane placed her hat atop her head.
"What is it, seven in the morning? They're probably not even awake yet. How we go get you something good to eat." Sparrow suggested.
"Don't humans need food to survive as well?"
"I'm the only one who doesn't, I mean, I can eat, it's just not necessary. So is that a yes?"
"Sure. Thanks." Trixie blushed, no one was ever this nice to her, not even her parents. Sparrow quickly put his normal Knotwhole Knight armor back on (helmet excluded) and made the bed.
"Shall we go?" Sparrow held the door for a red-faced Trixie.
"Y-yeah, let's go." Trixie walked out the door and Sparrow followed her down the stairwell, making sure to stare daggers into the clerk as the left the building.
They soon found a decent diner and took a seat. Trixie looked at her menu and let her jaw drop
Everyone who knows Trixie knows she loves pinecones. "Yes!" She quietly exclaimed.
"Hmm? See something you like?" Sparrow asked.
"You have no idea." She mumbled. Some time later the waiter took her order and brought out her long awaited-for pinecones. She took a bite and her mind was filled with a tasteful ecstasy.
"Something tells me you like the pinecones." Sparrow laughed. He stopped laughing when he noticed Trixie was actually in tears. "Oh, I'm sorry."
"It's not you, well, it is, but it's complicated. You, in two days have been nicer to me than anyone has in my entire life. I mean, you spared me when I was seriously hurting other ponies, you listened to my entire life story, you trusted me with painful memories of your past, you paid for a night in a high-class hotel, hay, you let me sleep on you! No one else would even think of doing all of that for me. I still can't understand why though, it can't be just because you like helping people." Trixie wiped her eyes with her napkin.
"Well, plus, I think you're kinda cute." Sparrow admitted. Trixie's jaw went slack again.
"You think I'm...cute?"
"Yeah, I mean, you have your little hat, your cape, and your blush." Sparrow explained.
"I've never been called cute before...There it is again! There you go being all nice and caring without proper reason!"
"Is that a bad thing?"
"No! I love it!" Trixie laughed warmly.
"You should hurry up and eat your pinecones so we can go."
"Alright, and, thank you Sparrow."
Trixie and Sparrow stood outside the decorative building belonging to Trixie's parents. "Go ahead Trixie, knock." Sparrow said. Trixie tapped a hoof on her parent's expensive looking door.
"Who is it?!" A gruff souding voice chimed from the other side.
"It's me, dad, Trixie." Trixie said slowly.
"What do you want?" The voice, accompanied by the clanks of locks as the door swung open.
"Hello sir, please explain as to why you made your daughter upset enough to attack a village?" Sparrow got down to eye level with Trixie's father.
"What I do with my children is none of your business!" Trixie's father shouted back. "Besides, why would I take family advice from a monster?"
"Answer...the FUCKING question." Sparrow demanded. "You do not want to make an enemy of me."
"Fine than! If you really want to know I'll tell you! But one thing, freak, is that you do NOT come to my house and threaten me. I could kill you right now and the town would-"
"You can't kill me, because I can't be killed." Sparrow interrupted.
"Sure you can't." Trixie's father growled. Trixie walked in, as did Sparrow [having to duck, for the doorway was a tad too small] "Why exactly do you want to talk to me?"
"Well, you caused Trixie to endanger the lives of ponies just so you'd be proud of her. Why though?" Sparrow started.
"Without family, you are nothing. And she is not worthy her great family!" Trixie's father shouted.
"That is where you are wrong, sir. I...I have no family, and yet I am beloved by hundreds of thousands. Family is a group meant to teach each other, to help grow. You think family makes the person, er, pony, but no, what the per-pony does make them, not who they come from." Sparrow took a breath. "Based on impressions I've gotten from you so far, you are not worthy of her. I've listened to every part of Trixie's life and she is a great women, er, mare. And you, are a heartless depressed bastard who had issues with expression of emotion of any kind, except anger." Sparrow spoke nothing but truth.
Trixie's father sat, in shock that anyone had the gall to say that to his face. "GO buck yourself. I have every right to be the way I am! I have had the hardest life of anyone in this room! You know nothing about what I've been through!" Her father shouted suddenly.
"Tell me! What the hell have you been through!" Sparrow shouted back.
"I lived poorly in Manehatten for most of my life." He said simply. Sparrow through his head back.
"That's IT?!" He boomed.
"Yeah, painful stuff, right?"
"Dad, that is nothing compared to what Sparrow had to deal with." Trixie said.
"What have you been through that's so horrible?" Her father asked.
"When I was just a kid the king of my land killed my sister and tried to kill me, I spent nearly twenty years trying to get to him, watched families torn apart by bandits, killed thousands, and basically went to hell and back trying to save Albion from it's own king. I killed him and now I'm here, helping Trixie deal with you." Sparrow said coldly. "I still hear Rose in my sleep..."
"Oh, wow. That's bad. I must apologize then. Trixie, I'm sorry, I hope you can forgive me eventually, but for now, get the hay outta my house." Trixie's father pointed to the door."And you Sparrow, I hope your sister burns in Tartarus." Trixie rushed out of the house in tears and Sparrow shot out the windows as he left.
Sparrow spent an hour searching for his companion after she ran off. "Trixie? Trixie where are you!" He called. He heard sobbing in a nearby alleyway and took poked his head in, spotting a familiar hat sticking above a dumpster. "Trixie, is that you?"
"Go away, Sparrow, I want to be alone." Trixie chocked out. "I'm happy you tried, but there is no reasoning with him. He has to be the winner every time."
"I didn't just look all around this town being branded as a monster or a freak just to be pushed off by the mare I was looking for." Sparrow laughed. He took a seat by Trixie and took her hat off, "I have a chicken suit, please don't make me put it on to cheer you up." He managed to get a laugh from Trixie.
"Why do you have a chicken suit?" She asks
"It's complicated." Sparrow ran a hand through Trixie's mane, "You have a lot of knots." he noted.
"It's the hat." She grumbled. "I normally only wear during shows."
"I think it would be best to go back to Ponyville, away from this place." Sparrow suggested
"Back to Ponyville? I don't think that would be the best idea, since you know, I blasted two of the Elements."
"Given time, they'll forgive you. I don't think they will hold much of a grudge when you explain why, sure they'll be mad for a while, but not forever."
"Alright, I hope you are right about that." Trixie stands. "But what then? What happens when we get there?"
"That is to be discovered." Sparrow says.
"I think I left my carriage there actually." Trixie puts her hat on while Sparrow gets up.
"Let's go ahead and start heading to Ponyville."
Trixie and Sparrow started on their many hour long journey to Ponyville after going back and damaging Trixie's father's house that much more.
Sparrow couldn't see in the future, but he had a feeling that his life would be better in Equestria than it was in Albion.
Authors note: This chapter took way to long to make.
I'll start on chapter 4 when an idea come to mind.
"Twi...what was that thing?" Rainbow Dash started. She had only caught a glimpse of Sparrow while she was on the verge of consciousness. Twilight had Rainbow and AJ taken to her home after Trixie and Sparrow left.
"I don't know, Rainbow! I'm trying to figure out how it used magic! Only unicorns have usable magic! Pegasi and Earth pony magic is dormant, enhances abilities." Twilight trotted in place. "It's magic was so powerful too!"
"Calm down, Twilight. I'm sure you could beat it if you needed to." Rainbow coughed, aside from simply zapping her, Trixie's spell made her weaker for a time. Not lethal, but effective. The same thing was affecting Applejack.
"That's just the thing, it took Trixie's most powerful offensive spell and walked away like a fly bumped into it! I'm not powerful when it comes to offensive, actually, I don't know that yet, haven't tried. But that's not the point!" Twilight gasped. "I need to warn Celestia!"
"Rainbow...what happened?" AJ asked wearily.
"Ask Twilight, I don't know." Rainbow said quickly. "We were blasted by Trixie, that's all I know."
"That little...hayseed." AJ spit.
"When I get my hooves on her she'll regret being born!"
"Girl, calm down. She tried to apologize, we'll get to talk to her again." Twilight chimed.
"Fine..." AJ and Rainbow responded simultaneously.
Twilight left AJ and Rainbow to rest in her library while she went to check on the rest of the girls. She found Fluttershy first.
"Fluttershy, are you all right?" She started.
"I'm fine, I just hope Rainbow and Applejack are okay." Fluttershy whimpered.
"They'll be fine. Tell me, have you ever seen a creature like that before?"
"No, I haven't seen anything like that, except for Diamond Dogs."
"Oh...well, I have to go check on the others, you may want to go ahead and go home." Twilight said before trotting off towards Sugar Cube Corner.
She found Pinkie hiding in a cupcake. "How did you...not important, are you okay?"
"No! Two of my bestest friends got hurt by that meanie Trixie! And I have to plan a party for Sparrow!"
"Who is Sparrow?"
"The Albian that stopped Trixie!"
"You've seen others like 'Sparrow'?"
"Than how do you know what it is?"
"I've been reading Viper's story!"
"WHO IS VIPER!"
"WHAT IS A HUMAN!"
"SENTIENT BIPEDAL CREATURE NOT NATIVE TO EQUESTRIA!"
"HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS?!"
"If I tried to explain you'd explode, twice."
"...I'm going to go find Rarity..." Twilight trotted off, just in time to avoid seeing Pinkie pull out an Iphone and check if the story had updated.
"Well? Has it?"
"Not yet, Pinkie, give me a minute"
Twilight found Rarity trying to replicate what 'Sparrow' had been wearing. "Was it like this? Or like this?" Twilight heard Rarity mumbling.
"Rarity?" Twilight said, causing Rarity to jump from the break in silence.
"Oh, yes Twilight?"
"Are you okay? Trixie said she hurt you."
"I am perfectly fine, I was with Sparrow while she was attacking the town."
"What is 'Sparrow'? Why is it named after a bird?"
"I don't exactly know...but I do know he fell from several thousand feet and got up like it was nothing. And he was very nice." Rarity said while trying to concentrate on the outfit. "Do you know any kind of spell that would make something change color if it was good or bad?"
"Sorry, no. 'He'? It's a male?"
"Of course, you couldn't tell?"
"Well, 'he' isn't exactly a pony!"
"I am dreadfully sorry, Twilight, but you need to leave so I can work on this." Rarity nudged Twilight out of her boutique. Twilight trotted towards her home with a single thought on her mind, 'I need to warn Celestia, this 'Sparrow' is obviously dangerous.'
This is the product of writing a chapter in a single hour.
Hope you enjoy.
Today the showmage Trixie came into town and started damaging property. Aside from damages to the town she hurt two of the Elements, Rainbow Dash and Applejack. I'm sure she would have destroyed the whole town. None of us could have stopped her if we tried, she was stopped though, not by anypony though. Trixie was stopped by a monster, it took Trixie's most powerful offensive spell like it was nothing and returned a shock spell ten fold. I fear the worst from this creature, it didn't physically harm Trixie, instead it took her to who knows where.
I feel the best course of action would be to send guards to detain the creature. Please, heed my warning and send guard to Ponyville.
Your faithful student
Sparrow walked along side Trixie down the road to Ponyville. "Sparrow, remember when you first saw me, back in town, ponies were afraid of you, one called you a monster and even tried to attack, don't you think they would have prepared for our return? Guards and such?" Trixie started.
"Nothing I can't handle." Sparrow responded.
"Wouldn't fighting not be a good idea?"
"I suppose even self-defense would get me into some trouble." Sparrow thought. (Don't you fucking criticize me, Sixteen!)
"Let's just hope Twilight didn't get paranoid and send a letter of 'warning' to Celestia." Trixie laughed before stopping in her tracks.
"What's wrong Trixie? Well shit." Sparrow facepalmed. "She did just that...didn't she?"
"Probably." Trixie sighed.
"Good! Good!" Twilight clapped her hooves together as she spotted the Canterlot guard patrol walk into Ponyville.
"Geez Twilight, you didn't need to invite all those mean guards to Sparrow's party." Pinkie said, appearing behind Twilight.
"Why don't you see that he is dangerous? He has usable magic! Dangerous magic!" Twilight argued.
"I think you are just jealous that he is more powerful than you. If that scares you, think about this, Viper could turn you into a rabbit if he wanted to!" Pinkie laughed "That would be funny!" Pinkie topples over in a giggle fit.
"You keep talking about this 'Viper', but does it even exist?"
"Of course he does! Hold on for a second." Pinkie puts her hooves on and invisible wall and pulls it apart.
"Pinkie! What are you doing!"
"Not important!" Pinkie sticks her head in the tear and speaks to an unseen being
"Can you just do this for me?"
"No Pinkie! You're already ruining the flow of the story!"
Pinkie takes her head out of the tear and closes it back up. Twilight turns into a parrot.
"See? I asked him to do that!" Pinkie exclaimed as Twilight returns to her normal form.
"B-b-b-b-but that doesn't make any sense! How did you! Never mind..." Twilight sighs.
"This won't work anyways. He won't fight." Pinkie laughs again before disappearing.
"Pinkie...? Where did you go..."
Trixie looked towards the town from a bush and spotted several large patrols. "Sparrow, she did. She prematurely branded you a monster." Trixie sighed.
"Well, two options, we walk into town, I get arrested for no reason, you get arrested for attacking them earlier, or, we walk into town and ignore the guards as much as possible." Sparrow suggests.
"I choose the latter." Trixie stomps a hoof. "And if it fails?"
"Well, arresting me would not be a very good idea. Lets keep it at that." Sparrow laughs.
They walk into Ponyville's market and are immediately spotted by a group of guards. "I'm pretty sure that one is Twilight's brother, I don't remember his name though." Trixie whispers.
'Okay, this is obviously the monster, Celestia said to detain it at any cost.' Shining Armor thought to himself. "You! Stop right there criminal scum!" He shouts. Sparrow and Trixie keep walking though. "Stop!"
"I think they're ignoring you." A guard points out.
"I said stop!" Shining conjures a blade and holds it to Sparrow's chest in hopes to stop him. Sparrow laughs and jerks forward, causing the blade to jab into him. "Oh Celestia..."
"I suggest you leave, you won't get me." Sparrow gets down to eye level with Shining. "I'm not going to attack you." Sparrow pulls the blade out and smashes it. "So yeah..."
"We have orders to detain you! Submit and we won't hurt you." Another guard chimes.
"It's not worth it." Sparrow sighs.
"We also have orders to detain the showmage Trixie, and she doesn't put up much of a fight." A guard steps toward Trixie with cuffs in his magic. Sparrow see's this and stabs The Daichi into the ground in front of Trixie.
"You're not arresting her either." He says coldly. Something clicks in the guards brain and he falls over in false pain, making it look as though Sparrow had attacked him. "How did I know that would happen?"
"I am charging you with assault on a guard and terrorizing Ponyville!" Shining shouts quickly.
"I'll go, but you will regret it seriously." Sparrow lets himself be cuffed along side with Trixie.
"Sparrow! What the hay!" Trixie scolds.
"Trust me, I know what I'm doing." Sparrow laughs.
Celestia sat atop her throne in wait of this so called 'monster' her student warned her about. "Luna dear, what do you think this 'monster' will look like?" Celestia asked her sister.
"I imagine something like a mix of a Manticore and Diamond Dog." Luna answers.
"That's silly." Celestia laughs. She hears doors opening and closing outside the chamber. "I think our guests have arrived."
"Princess we have caught the monster and the showmage." Shining takes a knee. "The monster hurt a guard while we tried to stop it's rampage."
"A you kidding me?" Sparrow laughs "None of that happened!"
"Yeah, Sparrow didn't do any of that!" Trixie repeats.
"Quiet!" Shining demands.
"Monster, give me your side of the story." Celestia commands.
"Where do I start? Oh yeah. After helping Trixie deal with family problems, we returned to a Ponyville full of guards, we tried to ignore them for we, well, I had done nothing wrong. Your guard stabbed me when I ignored him. I tried to defend Trixie and another guard faked an injury so you could charge me with assault." Sparrow explains in a truthful tone.
"Is this true, captain?" Celestia asks Shining.
"He jerk forward and caused my blade to stab into him!" Shining argues.
"And I wasn't rampaging!" Sparrow adds.
"You seem innocent enough, but you are obviously too dangerous to let roam free. I will hold you for examination here in the castle." Celestia states in a 'you are doing this because fuck you' tone. "But, Trixie will be arrested for harming two of the Elements."
"What gives you the right to detain a royal official?" Sparrow put his plan into action.
"What do you mean? Trixie is not a royal official." Luna says.
"She is my royal official." Sparrow smirks. "And you are not holding me here for any reason."
"You are not royalty either!" Celestia booms.
"Oh but I am. You have arrested the king of Albion for no reason, if you do not release me and my official I will take it as an act of war...and you do not want me as an enemy." Sparrow stands and snaps the cuffs off his legs and wrists.
"Albion doesn't exist!" Luna states.
"Yes, sister...it did." Celestia sighs. "It used to be on this planet, but I had to destroy it. I didn't know where it went."
"Yes, now, drop the charges or war." Sparrow demands.
"I will drop the charges on one condition." Celestia says.
"And what would that be?" Sparrow laughs.
"That you beat my top guards to prove you could handle a war by yourself." Celestia smirks 'There's no way he could beat them...weaponless'. "No weapons, my student said you have magic, so that is what you will use."
"You're just making it easier for us!" Shining says arrogantly.
"I'll do it." Sparrow agrees.
"Shining Armor, Midnight Storm, Spark Weaver, and Feather Blitz versus Sparrow. This should be fun." Luna claps her hooves. "We'll make an event of it!"
and Feather Blitz
Celestia quickly duplicated a copy for everypony in Canterlot and Ponyville and sent them off.
"Prince?" Theresa started. It was the day after Walter's funeral after he was lost to The Crawler and it's evil.
"Y-yes Theresa?" The Prince responded, taking his nose out of a book.
"Your father never truly died."
"What do you mean? I saw him on his death bed."
"That was a fake, years ago he went missing. He didn't disappear to anywhere in Albion though, rather, the place Albion came from. I found him, but he cannot return. You have done all that is needed of you here, in Albion, you have no more purpose other than to live. If you wish to I can take you to Albion's homeland, where your father is." Theresa explained.
"If I'm not needed than why not? Where did Albion come from though?"
"A land ruled by equine beings, lead by two immortal Princesses and ran by three species of ponies. It is called 'Equestria'."
"Ponies? Why would dad be in a land of magic ponies?"
"He did not choose to go there. He has not been there long either. While he has been gone for many many years here, he has only been in Equestria for nearly three days."
"Three days? Wait, if the Father I saw die was a fake, how am I my father's son?"
"I took you father's seed and created you with a surrogate mother."
"Enough with these odd explanations, take me to my Father." The Prince equipped the 'industrial knight' armor (excluding helmet) and strapped his sword, The Swinging Sword, alongside his rifle, The Sandgoose.
"As you wish." Theresa smiled before placing a hand on the Prince's shoulder.
Among the crowd of hundreds outside the arena where Sparrow was to fight the royal guard waited an unknown sea-foam green pegasus with a pink mane(Guess who?). 'If this Sparrow is all they say he is, he could be useful.'
'Who is this? Why can I hear you?' Another voice chimed.
'What the?! Where are you?' The pegasus thought back.
'An alley outside some arena, hold on, I found a note. *mumble mumble* versus The Albian. Who is the Albian?'
'It's name is Sparrow-'
'Sparrow?! That's my father!'
'Your father...' The pegasus's thoughts were cut off by multiple screams of panic. She looked to her left and saw ponies running away from a bipedal creature emerging from an alleyway.
'Got to find father!' The Prince sprinted through a large crowd of ponies. 'Theresa wasn't kidding, ponies, colorful talking ponies!' The Prince felt himself suspended in mid-air
"The monster is trying to run, is it?" A purple pony laughed. "Wait...you're not the monster! You're another monster!" The purple pony seemed frightened.
"Twilight, Sparrow is not a monster, and neither is the Prince." A pink pony giggled. "The Prince is Sparrow's son."
"Pinkie...how do you know this?" The purple pony, 'Twilight', asked.
"Not important, we should take the Prince to Celestia! Maybe he could fight with his dad against the guards!"
"If it let's me see my father I'll do anything." The Prince said.
"You ready to lose, beast?" Midnight Storm laughed.
"I'm not the one losing, pony!" Sparrow shot back.
"Beast! You have a teammate!" A random guard shouted into Sparrow's hole.
"Who?" Sparrow asked.
"The Prince of Albion he says." The guard answered.
"Prince? My son?" Sparrow laughed. "If it's a pony he's lying."
"Not a pony." The guard threw a second Albian into the hole.
"Who are you?" Sparrow asked his new partner.
"I'm your son, the Prince of Albion." The Prince answered. "Do you know why they took my weapons?"
"This is a will only fight. Can you use will?"
"Of course I can, I'm your son." The Prince balled his fists, one was engulfed in flames, the other was engulfed in a mini vortex.
"What is that?" Sparrow asked, noticing the spell weaving.
"Spell weaving, using two spells at once, you can't do that?" The Prince laughed.
"No, I can't, but I can switch pretty fast." Sparrow clapped. "You ready for this?"
"Not really, but they're just ponies so it won't be difficult."
"ATTENTION PONIES! THERE HAS BEEN A SMALL CHANGE IN LINEUP FOR THE BATTLE. FIGHTING ALONGSIDE SPARROW IS HIS SON, THE PRINCE OF ALBION!" Princess Luna boomed in the Royal Canterlot Voice.
"Wow, I see my father, in a land of magical talking ponies, and the first thing I do with him is fight the locals." The Prince laughs again.
"Well, don't screw up!" Sparrow pats the Prince on the back. "I suppose you want to hear a plan of some sorts?"
"If you have one, let's hear it."
"Okay, here's what we'll do..." Sparrow started.
"FLIP A BIT TO SEE WHO GETS FIRST MOVE, SISTER! Luna boomed.
"Albians are heads and Guards are tails." Celestia murmured. She flipped the bit with her magic
"THE ALBIANS HAVE FIRST MOVE!" Luna announced. While the guards stood their ground, Sparrow and his son could see them tremble just a little.
Sparrow had learned that his son had a Heroes guild seal, giving him the ability to relay their plan telepathically to each other.
'I'll start with a Chaos spell to disorientate them, problem though, I need to be in the middle of them for it to work.' Sparrow thought.
'I could launch a fire vortex to distract them while you get a close as possible.' His son thought back.
'That's good, do that.'
The crowd watched as Sparrow's son charged a massive fire vortex, crawling up his arms and shoulders, before launching it at the group of guards. Sparrow sprinted into the middle of the group, being burned in the process, and released a five-star Chaos spell.
Shining Armor danced.
Midnight Storm attacked Shining.
Feather Blitz was unconscious.
Spark Weaver scrubbed the floor.
The audience laughed, well, all but Twilight, who watched her brother dance and be attacked by his teammate.
Shining, Midnight, and Spark snapped out of their confusion and launched magic missiles, lightning, and blades at The Albians.
The equivalent of dropping a small rock onto a glass panel, cracks, but nothing serious.
'Blades?' Sparrow smirked.
'I'm going to weave Shock and Blades.' Sparrow's son smirked back.
Sparrow created several sharp blades and suspended them in air, The Prince did the same, except his were blue, and electric.
Twilight saw this.
'Three...two...one!' Sparrow and his son threw the blades forward, but before they could make contact they were caught in a purple aura. "What!" Sparrow shouted.
"That's cheating!" Prince pointed to the lavender mare with her horn alight in the same aura that held the blades in place. Celestia spotted Twilight disrupting the battle and teleported her to her side, also casting a block on Twilight's magic in the process.
Shining took the disruption as an opportunity to strike, he grabbed one of the suspended blades with his magic and jabbed it into Sparrow's throat.
"What a cheap shot. I face more than you going to get the paper in the morning!" Sparrow laughed. Prince saw his father with a blade in his throat and panicked just a little.
Basically he sent his strongest Shock blast directly into Shining's side.
Midnight tried to flank Prince and got a small hit behind the knee in before getting spotted.
'Sweep the leg, get him down.' Sparrow mentally shouted. Prince swept Midnight's legs from under him and followed it with a heavy elbow to the skull.
Sparrow removed the blade from his neck, sending it towards Spark. It hit and sent Spark sideways.
Two v two.
Prince put his palm on Midnight's neck and shot a Shock spell through him.
One v two.
Shining...well...what's a nice way to put this? He screamed like a little filly and ran out of the arena.
"The...Albians...win." Luna seemed disappointed.
"These are the 'men' protecting Equestria? Shameful!" Sparrow mocked. "The charges are dropped and me and Trixie can leave now."
"Wrong." Celestia had planned this from the start. "You attacked my guard, I now have reason to detain you for study."
"Your guard attacked a king, act of war, ladidadida, I'm leaving." Sparrow waved Celestia's charge off. Celestia put up a barrier around Sparrow and his son.
"We won fair and square! Let us go!" The Prince shouted. He also noticed the barrier flicker.
'Somethings odd with this barrier, it seems to turn on and off incredibly fast.' Prince thought.
'Fast? I have the remedy for that.' Sparrow smirked before blasting a time control spell, freezing the things around him and giving him enough time to climb the stands, get into the V.I.P box and stand behind Celestia before it wore off.
"So...you going to let us go?" Sparrow whispered into Celestia's ear, causing her to jump.
"Fine! Just stop startling me, please." Celestia felt her heart pound against her chest.
Several hours later Sparrow and his son attended a victory party, the only problem though, is that Prince Blueblood thought it was for him winning his polo tournament.
Sparrow and his son on one side, the real guests of honor
And Prince dumbass, I mean, dickface, er, blueballs, dammit, Blueblood basking in glory that isn't his.
The elements, however, specifically Twilight, was asked to stay in an appointed area to lower the chance of any trouble.
"HeyTwi...what is ya problem Sparrow?" AJ asked, walking back from Sparrow's table.
"There's something off about him, something evil. I don't know exactly what though..." Twilight hung her head. "I can't believe I made Celestia mad at me..."
"Ya did kinda disrupt the match, if anyone else did that they'd be in a cell." AJ patted Twilight on the back.
"Look, Sparrows comin' to talk to ya." AJ got up and left, leaving Sparrow and Twilight.
"Sparrow, I'm so sorry I'm treating you so badly. I can only hope you can forgive me." Twilight chocked out.
"You really should be worried, soon everyone shall be gored upon the edge of my blade. This body is unstoppable. You will be spared to wallow in the darkness and evil, forever alone in a world drenched in shadow and pain. Enjoy the party... Twilight Sparkle." Sparrow took a breath. "Are you okay? You look a little pale."
"What was that! You just got all evil for a minute!" Twilight shouted.
"No I didn't, I was saying how it's not your fault for trying to protect your friends. What you did was completely understandable, but unnecessary. Anyways, I should go." Sparrow stood. "Your friends will die slowly and painfully.- Ainbow Dash is bragging again..." Sparrow laughed before walking back to his table.
"What in the name of Celestia's flanks was that..."
Hours passed by like minutes, Sparrow and his son told light stories to the crowd, Prince semenblood, er Blueblood, didn't cause in trouble, and Twilight was having a mini-panic attack.
You know, the normal stuff.
"Myeeesss, Polo is a difficult sport, not just everyone can do it." Blueblood laughed.
"You okay, dad?" Prince asked. (This is his name now...WHY DIDN'T THE GAME CREATORS GIVE HIM A NAME!)
"My head is killing me. Feels like something is trying to break open my skull..." Sparrow tapped his forehead. "I think I'll just go for a walk." Sparrow rubbed his temples while walking out with the newly freed Trixie.
"Princes are meant for a life of nothing but leaser." Prince heard Blueblood's conversation.
"What the hell is he going on about..." Prince murmured. "Who is that guy?"
"That's just Blueblood, the most egotistical pony in Equestria." Rarity grumbled.
"Ah, I see your deal...You thought he would be your knight in shining armor and he turned out to be a rat in a cheese suit." Prince laughed. "Happened so many times back in Albion."
"That's very close to what I thought." Rarity said, taking a sip of her drink.
"The daughter chased her own hero...never saw much of her again." Prince said nonchalantly, causing Rarity, AJ, and Rainbow to spit their drinks.
"You had a daughter?!?!?" They shouted in unison.
"Yeah, a son too, but they, uh, um, left, yeah, left..." Prince lied.
"Oh my aunt, PLEASE shut up so I can tell my polo stories!" Blueblood whined.
"Excuse me, you plot-hole, The Prince is lying about his no doubt wonderful children!" Pinkie exclaimed. "You are just a meanie pants!"
"I don't care about this freak's smelly dead children! Ponies came here to listen to my polo stories! You will be silent before I call the guards-" Blueblood let out a shriek as Prince held his sword to his throat.
"You do not talk about my children like that!" Prince boomed. Blueblood had struck a very sensitive nerve in his sentence. "You think being a prince is all fun and games yeah?"
Blueblood said nothing.
"Of course it is! Nothing is serious until you become king!" Blueblood screamed.
"Wrong! Being a prince is about being willing to die for your nation!"
"Who said I wouldn't be willing to die for my nation?"
"Do you have a single scar that would tell truths?"
"That was redundant!" Prince removed his knight chest pieces, revealing not only a toned, muscular body, but many gruesome scars given to him by his enemies. Also causing several pomfs to come from the Pegasi watching this confrontation.
"This is being a prince! Being able to fight for your people's freedom at the cost of yourself! I lost only one battle in my ENTIRE life, and you know what it cost me?"
"W-what?" Blueblood was on the verge of wetting himself.
"My children, and my mentor, and millions of my people! Being a prince is. Not. A. Game!" Prince put his blade away. "Don't let me EVER catch you talking like that to ANYONE ever again!"
Prince put his chest pieces back on and heard someone in the distance ask; "Did Blueblood just wet himself?"
"Sparrow, I really can't believe you fought the best military guards to help me stay out of prison." Trixie said.
"Yeah yeah, you're welcome, sorry, but please stop talking, every noise is ripping my head open." Sparrow coughed.
"It's not your fault, honestly. But in all seriousness...I've never felt this kind of pain before, like something is crawling around in my head trying to bust out."
"That's odd..." Trixie yawns. "Come on we should find a place to sleep for the night." Trixie suggested, bumping her flank against Sparrow's hip.
"Yeah, that, let's do that." Sparrow coughed again.
Trixie found a clean hotel and Sparrow paid.
"Make sure there are two beds."
-This the fourth time I've written this.
-I took twenty minutes to remember how to spell 'back'....wtf.
What do you think is wrong with Sparrow, it is painfully obvious.
That is all
Get out of here already!
(Days till the end of the world: 5)
The beast in Sparrow's head had spoken to another being in Sparrow's sleep, another evil deity.
The Crawler had struck a deal with Nightmare, if they joined each other they could take Equestria that much faster.
And that's just what they did.
What was once The Crawler and Nightmare, was now one powerful evil force.
The Night Crawler (I couldn't think of anything else)
Sparrow didn't sleep, he thought he did, but he didn't. Instead he stayed up all night sharpening his blade with a whet stone.
"Sparrow? What are you doing?" Trixie asked, freshly awake.
"I don't know!" Sparrow shouted unintentionally. Sparrow put the stone and his blade away, noticing his hands in the process. The lines had gone from a deep blue to an evil, glowing black.
"What the hell...." He whispered. He walked into the bathroom and looked into the mirror, the area around his eyes had gotten darker as well.
"Are you okay?" Trixie called from the other room.
"Y-yeah, just...fine." Sparrow coughed. "I'm going to go see where Prince ran off to," Sparrow tossed a small blue emblem to Trixie, "This is a guild seal, it lets us talk telepathically from anywhere."
"That's neat. While you find him, I'm just going to wander around Canterlot." Trixie started brushing her mane.
"You could come with me if you want." Sparrow suggested.
"No, I have some business to attend to." Trixie put her hat on and started towards the door. "I'll be at the library at six in the afternoon, met me there if you could."
"Is the great and powerful Trixie asking," Sparrow was interrupted by a massive coughing fit, "me...on a date?" Sparrow put on a small grin.
"Are you getting sick?"
"No, I can't get sick, I'm not able to get sick." Sparrow coughed again. "I'm fine. I'm going to go find Prince. See you at the library." Sparrow walked out the door and, without realizing, flipped himself over the guard rail. "Just fine..."
Sparrow asked around Canterlot for Prince's location and eventually got a straight answer.
He was in the castle.
"What *cough* could he possibly be doing there?" Sparrow thought aloud.
On his way to the castle he saw Twilight trying to cheer Shining Armor up. "Shining...it was just a fight, nothing to get upset over. Oh," Twilight notices Sparrow, "it's him."
"Hey...whatever your names are, have you seen, what's his name...Prince, have you seen Prince lately?" Sparrow slapped himself. "What is wrong with me..."
"That idiot got absolutely, as Rainbow Dash would say, 'blasted', meaning he got very, very drunk. I saw him stumbling with Applejack towards the castle." Twilight says angrily.
"Who are you? Who is Applejack?" Sparrow coughed up a small amount of black goop. "What the hell..."
"I'm fine. I'm fine! GODDAMMIT I SAID I'M FINE! STOP ASKING ME THAT!" Sparrow boomed, louder than the RCV.
"Don't yell at my sister!" Shining shouted. "You really need to calm-"
Shining flew back several feet as a result of Sparrow smashing him in the nose.
"Lucian! How did you get here! Oh god....everyone is dead...Ha! What a funny little pony..." Sparrow spit a larger amount of goop onto the ground.
"Sparrow, what are you doing!?!?" Twilight screamed. Sparrow looked over to Twilight and saw someone entirely different.
He saw Rose.
"Rose..." Sparrow fell to his knees. "I thought you were gone..." He shed a tear before standing and doing a back-flip. "I could really go for some fruit, maybe a banana, no pears though, pears are horrible, I hate pears."
"Why in the name of Celestia did you punch me for!" Shining shouted.
"I don't know, that wasn't me. I couldn't control myself, but, I'm fine now. I'm truly, truly sorry about punching you as well." Sparrow's pupils dilated. "Everyone will perish by the claws of the Night Crawler! Three days, little ponies, three days till the end of your days! Take heed and prepare for a horrendous massacre!" Sparrow coughed up more goop. "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!"
Sparrow slapped himself before running off towards the castle. "Something odd is going on...BANANAS! What the hell is happening to me..."
Sparrow found Prince's room by asking around some more. "Prince? Are you in there?" He knocked on the door. "Hellllooooooo?"
He opened the door, well, forced it open.
"Prince what are you doing?"
1) Son is in a bed with a pony
2) Messy room
3) Heavy smell of alcohol.
"Holy shit you slept with a pony!"
Yes....this is happening.
Anyone catch a reference somewhere in there?
What else should I put here...?
(Written in Prince's POV)
Applejack and I stumbled towards the castle, rambling back-and-forth at one-another in a drunken mess. "No... You ain't... You ain't got what it takes..." the orange mare laughed. Her voice was intoxicating, let alone the state we were both in.
Shoving the doors open, we laughed at pretty much nothing as we stumbled into the castle. Occasionally, Applejack would tease me by bumping her flank into my side, because earlier, she was talking about how I wasn't enough of a man to 'buck' her.
"He... HEY! I am... I am so... Enough... Of a man!" I retorted with a drunken chuckle.
Applejack would stumble along with me as we found ourselves hurling into a room due to a lack of balance. I accidentally tripped backward, and I expected to hit the ground, but instead, I landed with an 'Oof!' on a mattress. My vision would blur in-and-out from being so drunk, but I could still see the equally drunken farm mare trotting anything but gracefully towards me.
"What are you... D-... What are you... Doing?" I asked subconsciously as the mare trotted towards me, and hopped inaccurately up onto the bed, laying beside me.
She gave a lustful and drunk, mischievous smile. She pulled herself close to my ear, and whispered with a giggle, "You."
Wait... 'You'... She means... YOU ARE THE PRINCE OF ALBION! GET SOME SENSE INTO YOUR HEAD! My common sense screamed at me.
DO IT! IT'S BETTER THAN A HOBBE! YOU'RE BOTH DRUNK AS HECK! An unknown part of my mind, probably the drunk side of my mind, interjected. ... AND IN BED!
It was already too late for argument.
I was pulled forcefully into a kiss, both Applejack and my lips locking together in a drunken mess of pure lust. We stopped sometimes, pulling each-other's mouths apart and then diving directly back into the action, our tongues wrestling one-another mercilessly. Her saliva tasted faintly of apples, and of course, alcohol.
Now, the mare was on top of me. We gazed into each-other's eyes, and she pecked me on the cheek quickly and giggled mischievously, before unbuttoning my upper attire.
No stopping this now...
I slid the royal attire off of my chest, and she began sliding down to my pants. But before she did so, she took off her hat, and tossed it on the floor, letting her blonde mane down. Either I was really drunk, or deep inside, I thought she was... Beautiful.
The mare would begin to unbuckle my belt, which I slid off of myself. Applejack did the rest, though. She pulled down my pants. Our faces were both flustered, both from being intoxicated and also from what we were about to get ourselves into.
Apparently, my member agreed with my thoughts of her being beautiful. It stood erect before the mare's muzzle. She chuckled, and made the first move. She somehow wrapped a hoof around it, and began to rub my manhood. She would move her forehoof faster every minute that passed, which felt like hours for me.
Then, she stopped.
I looked down at her, and she had both hooves around my waist, and was half-closing her eyes as her maw came close to my member. Instead of performing fellatio on me, she kissed the top of it, and giggled as she began running her tongue up-and-down the shaft of my member. The feeling was sensational... Like I've never felt it before. She lowered her head, and began to suck and lick my stones.
In response to this, I moaned in pleasure.
Then, she moved her head up to the tip of my member, and suckled on it, swirling her tongue around the head, before moving her head up-and-down, running her hot and wet tongue along the shaft as she engulfed nearly half of my member. The feeling was amazing, and I wouldn't lie. She popped me out of her mouth, and began rubbing it with one of her hooves again. "How does that feel... Sugarcube..?" she asked, her face flushing more than it already was.
I panted and moaned in ecstasy. "A-amazing..."
Without hesitation, the mare continued, pumping her head faster than before, and sucking far more harder. My muscles began to relax as my member throbbed uncontrollably in her mouth. She began to take more and more of my member into her maw, before it reached her throat. But it didn't stop her. She kept going, and soon enough, she had the entirety of my member in her throat, let alone her mouth.
"Yes... Oh yes..." I moaned.
Applejack popped me out of her mouth, and licked the side of my member with lust in her eyes, before closing her eyes, and putting me back in her mouth. She was going at a much faster rate now, and the pleasure was heightening for me. I got that familiar feeling...
My muscles began to tense-up, and I began to pant. "Apple... Jack... I think I'm going to..."
In response to this, she began going faster. I began groaning, and began to moan more. Applejack was moaning as well.
"Yes... Yes... Yes..." I panted, as I came close.
Applejack planted her muzzle on my crotch, taking my member to the hilt, and I couldn't hold back anymore.
I moaned very loudly, and my back arced, as seed bursted from my loins, directly into Applejack's throat. She didn't spit it out, she swallowed it all.
I panted, as she released me from her mouth. My satisfied manhood flopped down, seemingly it had enough.
Applejack wasn't having any of it, though. She grabbed my member, and began rubbing it once more, bringing me back to a fully-erect stage in under a minute. "Ah'm... Not done with you... Yet." she said.
Oh sweet Gods of Albion! My mind cried in pleasure, as the heat from Applejack's marehood pressed against my manhood. Her flanks were clearly visible, almost as if she were showing them off as my member was rubbed by the mare's nether lips. The mare moaned, and began to press against the tip of my member, before she slid it into her warm and wet passage. The feeling... Unable to explain.
Applejack began to move faster. "I'll take-... Over..." I muttered. Applejack nodded, and I had to get on my knees. My vision was starting to clear, and I had to grab Applejack's flanks for balance, or I'd probably fall over. So, she bent over, and I went to work, thrusting my hips like a madman.
My grip on Applejack's flanks became more stable and much more firm as I kept going. The mare was moaning, and so was I. I began going faster, and faster, until I was slamming my entire member in-and-out of Applejack's marehood, making her scream in pleasure.
Her marehood suddenly contracted and rippled, and Applejack moaned rapidly, indicating she had reached her peak.
... So did I.
I yelled, as I threw my head back, releasing my seed into her marehood. My muscles twitched and my hips jerked forward with each spurt.
Instantly, I fell back on the bed, panting like a hog. Applejack weakly laid beside me, and we nuzzled-up to one another.
We locked each-other's gaze, before we hugged, our intoxication was quickly fading, but it still remained. We closed our eyes, and attempted to rest.
"I don't know how I saw your flashback, but I do know...I didn't need to." Sparrow held a hand up. "Stop...remembering."
"I have no regrets." Prince admitted. "Better than a hobbe any day of the week."
"No! Stop remembering! I really don't want to see that! And how are you so 'ready' to have sex with the locals?"
While Prince and Sparrow talking, Applejack slept soundly.
"Whilst trying to save Albion from my brother...I had to do things that I regret...dirty things...with a hobbe..." Prince shuddered.
"Okay, shut up before you give me a vision of it. We're probably heading back to Ponyville tomorrow, so be ready." Sparrow winced.
"You okay, Dad?" Prince asked.
"Just a horrific headache. I've been acting strange lately as well, random." Sparrow explained.
"I'm sure it'll pass." Prince waved a hand. Applejack's body stirred as she woke. "Morning, Sleepyhead."
"Mornin', Hun." Applejack rubbed her eyes. "Wait...did we...?"
"Yes, and I have no regrets." Prince ruffled her mane.
"Neither do I." AJ smiled.
"Whatever, I'll leave to...round two or something. I'm out." Sparrow coughed before shutting the door behind him, leaving Prince and AJ to do...whatever.
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"God damn, that kids work fast!" Sparrow laughed as he walked away, noises of Prince and AJ's...'fun'...echoing through the immediate area. Sparrow vaulted over the railing, landing in a fruit cart. "GAH! FUCKING.... cabbages? That's not a fruit!"
"MY CABBAGES! YOU WILL PAY FOR THIS!" An older stallion screamed.
"Take...uh...twenty thousand gold?" Sparrow held out a bag.
"T-twenty! Thousand! B-bits! DEAL!" The cabbage merchant jumped with joy.
"I'm guessing that's a lot..." Sparrow tossed the bag...which hit the merchant in the muzzle. Still didn't break his smile.
"It's more than I've made in ten years!" The merchant started hopping.
"Don't spend it all in once place." Sparrow waved as he made his way down an alleyway. "I know twenty-thousand is a lot, but I wouldn't get that excited...maybe it's cause I make thirty times that in a week..." He murmured to himself.
"Thirty times that, eh? Than I guess you won't mind giving it all to me." A dirty stallion emerged from the shadows with a small knife in his magical grasp.
"...Are you...retarded? Did you not see the arena battle?" Sparrow put on the most dumbfounded face.
"I saw it, yeah, but I can take ya. Now give me your-" Feeling a bit darker, Sparrow just decided to rid the world of his stupidity by slicing his skull in two.
And no bad karma points! The mugger was registered as an enemy.
Sparrow, humming an unknown tune, strolled away from the bloody mess with a smile on his face. As he walked, he felt a slight pain in his forehead. He reached up and felt something...that shouldn't be there.
He still had his halo, but it had changed from blue to black. He know had both a halo and horns...that's not possible.
The black lines, which were originally blue, had moved up his hand and went completely up his arm. These things aren't supposed to happen. It's blue or red, not black.
"I-I'm sure it's nothing..."
"Come on, can't we just do it now?" An unfamiliar voice chimed.
"I want to, I mean, I've never been one for waiting. But patience is important right now." A second voice, most likely female, added.
"Who the hell are you two?!" Sparrow shouted, making those around him turn in his direction.
"You said he wouldn't be able to hear us!"
"He shouldn't be able to! Maybe he is finally weak enough...?" As soon as the female voice stopped, Sparrow felt an intense burning sensation all over his body. As if someone threw a bucket of magma on him. All the lines over his body had become pitch black, his horns grew, and he grew fangs. FANGS DAMMIT.
"Um, sir? Are you all right?" A waiter from the nearby bakery asked. Without thinking, Sparrow unsheathed his sword and struck the waiter down. Screams from the ponies that saw echoed down the streets.
"Yes! Finally!" The voice rang.
"Took him long enough. With Sparrow's immense power, I can summon my shadows and destroy Equestria. "
Ponies fled from Sparrow, towards the castle. "I want to take out those horrid Princesses!"
Prince shot up from the bed when heard the screaming. "What could possibly be causing this havoc?" He asked himself quietly. Applejack was still sleeping, worn out. "Whatever it is, it must be stopped." Prince jumped the rail and ran towards the castle, which was already being consumed in flames.
He passed Fluttershy, who was in tears, and stopped. "Fluttershy? What happened?" He asked.
"Some big meanie was hurting ponies! He ran towards the castle!" She half-shouted. Prince took off again and passed several corpses.
Then he saw them. The Shadows. Minions of The Crawler. It began to click together in his head. Sparrow, darker eyes, insufferable headaches, dementia. Sparrow was taken by the Crawler.
"How does it feel, Princey? How does it feel to know that you couldn't stop me? All you did was evict me from that weak teacher of yours, now I have your father! The Hero of Albion! Most powerful Albian to date! You might want to turn around." A voice rang in the streets. Prince turned and was struck to the ground by his father's hand.
"Another goody-two shoes. What should we do with him?"
"I say we let him live with the sorrow." Sparrow raised his boot and brought it down on Prince's head, knocking him unconscious.
Prince shot up, the buildings around him were in flames, ponies running around screaming, corpses lining the streets, maybe three hours.
He saw The Elements running towards the castle and ran after them. "Prince! Do you have any idea what is happening?" Twilight asked.
"A creature from Albion took over my father and are using him to do something. Not just one though, there was another, female voice." Prince drew his sword.
"Female? What did it sound like?"
"I can't really describe it, but I heard The Crawler refer to her as 'Nightmare'." Prince struck a nearby Shadow.
"Nightmare?!" They all stopped in their tracks. "Well, that's kinda good. At least we can expel Nightmare, and maybe even this 'Crawler'." Twilight said in a logical tone.
"Okay, you all work on that while I go find my father." Prince ran toward were he felt his father would be. After reaching what looked like the castle gates he spotted his father slicing some guards down.
"Filthy, pathetic creatures. They don't even pose a threat!" The Crawler laughed. Prince shot a bolt of lightning at him, making him stumble.
"He's awake! This should be fun!."
Prince drew his sword and slashed Sparrow, knocking him over. "Did you get weaker?!" Prince spat. Sparrow jumped up and clocked Prince in the jaw, sending him reeling back. "I guess...not."
"Weak. You will always be weak. What about Elise? Did you think about her when you fucked that skank of a pony? What would she have thought? Don't you miss her? Did you even miss her after you had her executed?" The Crawler laugh softly.
"You leave her out of this! She wanted me to choose her! To save the people!" Prince shouted, bringing his sword down onto Sparrow's. "If I could go back and save her, I would!" Prince struck Sparrow again, eyes closed. When he opened them, he saw Elise.
"Don't you miss me? Why did you kill me? I thought you loved me. Why did you kill me...? Why?" The Crawler mocked Elise's voice.
"I said! LEAVE HER OUT OF THIS!" Prince knocked Sparrow's sword out of his hand and jabbed his sword into Sparrow's chest. "I'm sorry...I'm so sorry..." He removed his blade and stabbed several more times. After ensuring he was dead, Prince gently sat Sparrow's body onto the ground. "At least you're the real one..."
"WE'RE NOT DONE YET!" An odd creature sprang from Sparrow, a mix of The Crawler and Nightmare. Had the general shape of The Crawler, but it was darker and armored. Sparrow grunted, signalling he was still alive. "WE ARE THE NIGHTCRAWLER!"
The Nightcrawler rushed towards Prince, changing it's arm into a blade and slashing him. "GO TO HELL!" Prince roared, driving his blade into it's chest before firing his rifle into it's head. "JUST FUCKING DIE ALREADY!" He rapidly stabbed and slashed it.
The Nightcrawler grabbed Prince in it's massive claws and stabbed him repeatedly in the chest. Prince countered with a tier-five Shock Spell, causing it to drop him. While on the ground, The Nightcrawler jumped onto him, punching and slashing quickly.
Prince was getting beat quickly, The Nightcrawler knew this and was lining up the final blow. "ANYLASTWORDS?"
"My only regret," Prince coughed up some blood, "is that I...was never married...actually...I was...and I regret it..."
The Nightcrawler raised it's arm to strike, before it made contact, an orange blur flew by, followed by a the splatter of blood.
"The hell...Apple...?" Prince looked towards the orange mass. "Applejack!" Prince tried to push The Nightcrawler off but couldn't.
"EAT DICK!" Sparrow slammed his fists down on The Nightcrawler's head and yanked him off. Prince took his chance and crawled towards the bleeding Applejack.
"Why?" He asked weakly.
"You'll be needed, I'm just dumb ol' Applejack, I just work the farm..." She laughed sadly.
"Don't be silly, you're not dumb! I could have survived, you can't." Prince grabbed her hoof. "Who's a silly pony...?"
"I am...I'm a silly pony..." Her final words, 'I'm a silly pony'. Prince stood and clapped.
"And we're done with that!" He took out two green bottles and leaned AJ's head up before pouring the contents of one of the bottles down her throat. She coughed and opened her eyes, the gash on her side being covered in new skin.
"What just happened? Didn't I just die...?" She looked puzzled.
"Well, yes, but I gave you a revive tonic and...well, the effects are implied in the name. Prince smiled and pulled AJ into a kiss. The passion of the moment combined with the emotions of the night-
"GODDAMN KIDS AND THEIR MAKING OUT WHILE I'M FIGHTING A MAGIC DEMON! HELP ME DAMMIT!" Sparrow shouted, flipping The Nightcrawler and kicking it in the head.
"Applejack!" Twilight and the rest of the girls turned a corner and ran towards AJ. Prince jumped up and ran over to Sparrow, opting to hold down The Nightcrawler while Sparrow slashed and stabbed it.
"Girls!" AJ hugged them.
"There is no time for hugging!" Trixie, who had been protecting a massive group of fillies and colts from Shadows. "Blast the damn things with the Elements!" Trixie blasted a Shadow.
Twilight activated the necklaces and started charging them, her eyes becoming white as a side effect. "Sparrow! Hold it's arms!" Trixie demanded.
"This 'taking control' attitude, I like it!" Sparrow laughed, holding Nightcrawler's arms behind it's back.
"Ready to fire." Twilight echoed. Sparrow held Nightcrawler alongside Prince, The Nightcrawler was desperately trying to escape, but its moves were worthless.
A bright light filled the sky as the beam was shot into The Nightcrawler, killing it. It feel to ground, limp and lifeless. It grew several shades lighter and the armor evaporated.
Prince walked over and stabbed it in it's massive maw, just to make sure it was finished. Once he was sure he fell on his rump near Applejack, holding her tightly.
"Were you jus' pretending to sad when I was, well, dyin'?" AJ asked.
"No, after you were...gone. I remembered my potions." Prince stroked her mane.
"Hun?" She said quietly.
"Yeah?" Prince pecked her on the lips.
"An old friend. Just leave it at that."
Sparrow stripped his chest-piece off to check the markings, they returned to their normal colors, along with his halo. The horns receded back into his head, and his teeth grew normal again. All the corruption was gone. "Feel better?" Trixie asked. Sparrow sat and Trixie sat near him.
"So much better..." He laughed softly. "Now, earlier? Were you or weren't you asking me on a date?" He smiled.
"Aw buck it." She leaned in quickly and planted her lips firmly on his. Sparrow broke the kiss for a second, causing Trixie to shy back.
"Oh, does The Great and Powerful Trixie have a crush on little old me?" He smiled once more before returning the kiss.
"Well look-y here." Prince gestured to the rest of the girls. Pinkie with Rarity, Fluttershy with Rainbow, and Twilight with some other pony.
He was a black pony with the occasional red mark. His mane was alternating shades of black and red as well. A unicorn with eyes that just didn't fit. The mark on his flank depicted a runic symbol of sorts, maybe his talent was magic?
"Uh, who are you?" Sparrow asked.
"My name is Arcanus." He answered.
"Works for me." Sparrow shrugged before turning his attention back to his mare.
"Do you think this," Prince pull out a music box," Would grant me a wish? I know it granted yours, in a way."
"You could try." Sparrow shrugged. Prince wound the key and it started playing it's music before it opened, an eerie light pouring out.
"I wish that everyone that died here today would wake up like it didn't happen." Prince sat it on the ground and it began to spin, it's light growing brighter and brighter until it shot a beam into the sky before disappearing.
"You'll have to give it a couple hours." Sparrow said quietly.
"Now! Who want's to party!" Pinkie shot her party cannon into the sky.
"When will us Heroes ever have a day off?" Sparrow and Prince sighed in unison.
Thank you all so much for being patient with me! I hope you've enjoyed this chapter.
Because no one would vonlunteer their OC, I just went with Dashieforlife's.
I'll try and start a RF chapter soon.
After the party, which lasted until around midnight, the gang joined into a large carriage to head back to Ponyville. By the time the party was over, everyone that had been killed was up and walking around again with nothing but a small headache.
The Crawler, however, stayed dead. Very dead.
When they were all comfortable in the carriage, it took off. Sparrow and Prince were stunned, seeing the ground from the clouds.
"I can't believe it, how can two pegasi carry the weight of an entire carriage, a large group of passengers, and the luggage?" Sparrow asked the purple mare.
"This is easy for them, they've been magically altered to be able to carry more while flying." Twilight explained in 'matter of fact' tone.
"I see." Sparrow nodded.
Most of the group had fallen asleep, only Sparrow and Fluttershy had stayed awake. "So...Rainbow Dash, eh?" Sparrow wiggled his eyebrows. Fluttershy squeaked, she turned to the snoozing cyan mare and smiled.
"I don't really know what caused it, but...back in flight school, she was just always there for me. When ever the bullies picked on me, she was there to make them stop. I didn't know what I was feeling, and when I asked my mother, she was furious, she said it wasn't natural. That it made me dirty. Daddy, on the other hoof, he tried explaining to me that I could like whoever I wanted, and that mom was just being dumb.
I tried to avoid those feelings with Dash for a little while, so mom wouldn't be mad at me, but I couldn't, I loved her too much for that. Eventually, my mom found out that I was talking to Dash again and...she tried to beat it out of me. It didn't work obviously. When dad found out what she was doing...he kicked her out.
Everyone remembers her for being the one who calmed Dr'kavi, the dragon that tried to burn the entirety of Equestria, they don't know her as the mother who beat her child, they know her as a hero. After she left, my dad let me bring Dash over every once in a while.
A little while later, Dash was kicked out of Flight school, and I didn't see her for quite a while after that. But when I saw her again several years later, she came to me and asked me on a date, I was so exited, and nervous, so very nervous. It went well, and we went on several more. That was years ago. Next week marks our three year anniversary, " Fluttershy leaned in close, "would you think it would be too soon to propose?"
Sparrow had been listening close to Fluttershy's story, and thought about her question for a minute. "It depends, do you really want to move your relationship to the next level? Marriage is a big step between two people." Sparrow leaned back in his seat.
"I do, but I'm just so nervous, I've gotten the earring already, and I just need to think of a way to propose that she'll never forget." Fluttershy put on a small smile.
"Well, if you're sure about it, do it. " Sparrow looked out the window and spotted Twilight's tree. The pegasi landed the cart in front of her tree and Sparrow woke the passengers. They all got out and went to their respective homes, leaving Sparrow, Prince, Trixie, and Applejack standing around.
"Ah have an extra room you two could borrow, " Applejack pointed a hoof at Sparrow and Trixie, "just no funny business please. And you, " she leaned up against Prince, "you can sleep with me."
"Thanks Applejack." Sparrow yawned. Trixie could barely stand because of how tired she was. They all walked to the Apple's house in silence, Sparrow had to carry Trixie, due to her falling over herself. They entered the silent home and made their way up, Applejack showed Sparrow to his room, and went to her room with Prince.
Spike woke the snoring mare with a burp, a message had arrived. Twilight, eyes half closed, picked up her water glass instead of the letter in her magical field and quickly jerked it to her face, causing it to soak her. "Gah! Paper isn't supposed to be wet!" She fell out of her bed. Lying upside down, she grabbed the letter and brought it to her face.
"Uh, Twi? You want to maybe not be upside down?" Spike looked at the drowsy mare once more before heading downstairs.
"Oh...right." Twilight crawled back up on her bed and read the letter.
Uyo eden ot rnaw elestcia, etreh ilwl eb a edwding, nda a ergat atlebt. Rwan het pinrcsses os heyt iliw antds a hanec, lesap.. Twilight Sparkle I know you will try to decode this, but it is best that you don't.
- Theresa the Seer.
"How odd, how did this Theresa send a letter through Spike? Only Celestia has been able to do that." Twilight pondered. "She may be a person from Albion, which is why she'd want me to give it to Sparrow...that makes sense." She hoped off the bed and made her way downstairs. "I'll bring it to him after breakfast." She murmured.
Back at the farm, everyone had already been awake for several hours. Instead of going out and doing nothing, Sparrow and Prince decided to work on the farm for a while. Trixie, however went to try and make some friends around town.
Sadly, there was little to be done, they were finished within two hours. The sat, quiet, and lazy in the house with literally no work to be done. Deciding enough was enough, Sparrow stood,
"I think I'm going to go wander around town." Sparrow stretched. "See you two later." He left. He found himself in the middle of town square within minutes, looking around, he spotted Pinkie. 'I wonder what her story is...' he thought to himself, he walked over to her table. "Hey, Pinkie!" Sparrow sat down and Pinkie turned to him. "Holy shit, what the fuck happened." He was immediately thrown into a state of confusion, her mane, which was normally poofy and bright, was dark and straight.
"R-r-r-rarity cheated on me!" She wailed, she blew her nose, which, oddly, filled her tissue with confetti.
"How do you know?" Sparrow asked the sobbing mare.
"I w-went to see her this morning...and I caught her with a stallion in her mouth!" Pinkie wailed again. Sparrow's eyes widened slightly.
"Really now? What did she say when you walked in?"
"She looked me dead in the eye and didn't even stop!"
"If you don't mind my asking, how did you two end up together in the first place?" Sparrow leaned back, Pinkie took a breath while wiping her tears with a hoof.
"Well...Around two years ago, I saw the most beautiful mare I had ever seen just standing around, looking at vegetables. A brilliant alabaster coat, deep, shiny purple mane, and eyes as bright as stars. I never really felt nervous before, so I didn't know what to do. Of course, I threw her a party, I always do that, after the party, it seemed like she was trying to avoid me...I left her alone for a while, around two or three weeks, to see if that would help. I eventually talked to her again, and more and more each day. We were great friends for the longest time. But I wanted more, I was hoping she felt the same way. I asked her out on a date, and thankfully, she agreed.
I took her to my favorite place in the world, the beach." Pinkie let out a sad laugh "She refused to get on the sand, complaining that her outfit would get dirty. She wound up paying for dinner later as an apology, and I didn't hold it against her. I just wish she was really really with me, she's been distant and only seems to want me for my body...I didn't want to believe that but I'm really starting to." Pinkie stopped momentarily.
"It may not be my place to judge, but if what you're saying is true, than that isn't a real relationship, its just a...I don't know, but it isn't a relationship. Are you happy, Pinkie, happy with her?" Sparrow leaned forward.
"I want to say yes, I really do, but I'm not...this isn't even the first time I've caught her." Pinkie hung her head.
"You don't need this, the pain you get from a person like that. I won't make you, but I highly suggest you take my advice and leave her." Sparrow patted her head before standing and walking away, leaving Pinkie to think. Sparrow, who's mood had slightly lowered, made his way to Twilight's.
He saw the mare, Spike on her back, leaving the library. "Oh, hello Sparrow, I was just about to bring this letter to you! It came from some women named Theresa." Twilight took the letter from her saddle bag in her magic and gave it to the Hero.
"How did Theresa send a letter...?" Sparrow took the letter and opened it, Twilight had already walked away when he realized it was scrambled. "It being scrambled makes more sense than Theresa writing a letter hammered."
You need to warn Celestia, there will be a wedding, and a great battle. Warn the Princesses so that they will stand a chance, please. Twilight Sparkle, I know you will try to decode this, but it is best that you don't.
-Theresa the Seer
"I'll get on that when I can..." He folded the letter and put it in his pocket.
So very sorry for such a small chapter after such a long wait...
Good news though, I finally have ideas again!
Bad news though, Only a few more chapters left on the Board (storyboard)
Some time had passed and not much had happened. Sparrow, Prince, and the rest of the gang were currently studying the chemical composition of clouds and what causes them to create any kind of reaction. Reason being? Fluttershy's proposal idea.
"Well, if we cover you with colored sap while you're doing it it may be able to spray onto the clouds, but I'm not entirely sure." Twilight suggested, looking over some notes.
"I don't know much about chemicals. But I do know Rainbow likes stuff with...boom. Maybe a mix of gasoline and black powder mixed and misted through the sky would be better." Sparrow tossed around a paper wad.
"Maybe, but wouldn't that be dangerous?" Twilight asked.
"More dangerous than an already fragile frame breaking the sound barrier? Which, I'm assuming, isn't very...safe?" Sparrow answered coyly.
"I suppose you're right...Fluttershy, you sure you'll be able to do this?" Twilight turned to the butter mare, who was scribbling down some ideas.
"I'm sure, I've been practicing for weeks!" Fluttershy said with false bravado.
"Fluttershy, you have to be sure you can do it. Twilight, you said there is a spell that could give someone wings. Like with Rarity. You should use it on Dad and he can help Fluttershy train. Seeing how, and you said this dad, he isn't exactly made for working with chemicals." Prince crossed his arms, bored.
"I suppose I could...but if Rainbow Dash spots the two of them, what then?" Twilight tapped a hoof idly.
"He'll have to improvise." Prince sighed. They had been at this for hours.
"Okay, I'll try, but I don't know if I can give Sparrow wings, I've only ever tested it on Rarity." Twilight grasped a book in her magic from the shelve and brought it to herself. After searching for a minute she asked Sparrow to get in the center off the room.
"ONE RULE TWILIGHT!" Sparrow shouted.
"If you take off my BEAUTIFUL face, I'll take off yours." Sparrow laughed. Twilight rolled her eyes before taking a last look at the page and lighting up her horn. Sparrow was lifted from the floor and quickly surrounded by a blue, ribbon-like, aura. It enveloped him, tightened, and released. He dropped suddenly and stood, coughing.
"Okay...when you said wings, I didn't know you meant bloody BUTTERFLY WINGS!" Sparrow shouted, flicking the colorful wing before wincing at the unexpected pain.
"Yeah, don't do that." Twilight said simply, stifling a laugh.
"Whatever, come on Fluttershy, there is training to be done."
"I...I can't!" Fluttershy wailed, covered in bruises and sweat.
"Listen. I'm your friend and all, but it's time for me to get serious. Either you do it and we can leave, or you give up and we stay in this field until you decide to keep trying. Because we're not leaving until you do this." Sparrow explained bluntly.
"Okay..." Fluttershy squeaked. She started back up into the sky and started doing the maneuvers she saw Rainbow Dash do when she tried to do it.
"Come on..." Sparrow watched from the ground. She was spinning the clouds now.
"Just about got it..." Sparrow clenched a fist. Making the plummet.
"Rejected..." Sparrow said bitterly as he watched Fluttershy be slang-shot away. Sparrow quickly shot after her. He learned he could use Flame as a booster. He found her with her eyes spinning. She got stuck in a tree. Sparrow helped her down and looked her over to see what could be a problem.
"I know what the problem is. The problem is your hair, er, mane. It's too long and drags on the wind." Sparrow nodded to himself.
"What should I do?" Fluttershy asked.
"We need to trim it." Sparrow drew his sword.
"Do we really...?" Fluttershy asked meekly.
"It's not like I'll make you bald, just a trim." Sparrow shrugged.
"Okay...do it." Fluttershy swallowed. Sparrow, in spite of what the villagers remarked, had taken lessons in cutting hair. So it wouldn't be TOO sloppy of a job. After it was finished the resulting product was this.
"This isn't to bad..." Fluttershy remarked.
"You ready to try again?" Sparrow then asked, wiping some stray pink hairs off his blade before sheathing it.
Sparrow had to bandage Fluttershy after a failed attempt had sent her flying into a thorn-bush. They had both agreed that this would be the last try of the day.
"Round the clouds...up...down...almost there...almost....come on..." Sparrow was in the sky this time.
"There is the barrier, come on..." The barrier grew to sharper angle.
"Almost there...!" It grew even sharper. He could see Fluttershy's face rippling from the wind. With a final flap of her wings she broke the barrier. The sky flashed a brilliant mix of yellow and pink for a couple seconds. Well, that, AND a deafening boom were the results.
"Yes! She...finally...did it!"
The entire frame of the building shook, books flew off the shelves, and the creatures inside were thrown to the floor.
"I guess that was it?" Prince stood shakily.
"At least we know she can do it. Let's just hope Dash doesn't get too suspicious. Which she probably will." Twilight looked out a nearby window.
"Well, back to work I guess." Twilight returned to her desk.
Several more hours passed, Fluttershy and Sparrow returned, and the rest of the gang had finished their mixture. Fluttershy would have to practice it several more times before she was ready though.
Serious shit, like, "snatch the pebble from my hand while flying several hundred miles per hour" shit.
Anyways, two more weeks, eight more Booms, seventeen different chemicals. Why Twilight would never come to realize there was a sky-writing spell I'll never know. All of this while Dash had no idea.
"It may not on our actual anniversary, but I think I'm ready." Fluttershy said after setting down her glass of water.
"Are you absolutely sure? You really don't want to spill during this." Prince said sternly.
"I'm sure. How long would it take to set everything up?" Fluttershy sat on a nearby stool.
"If they're aren't any distractions maybe an hour." Twilight began to place some vials and test-tubes in a saddle-bag mindlessly. She strapped the bag on and went towards the door with Prince.
"I'll get Dash and bring her to the town square." Sparrow threw his thumb to the general direction of the Weather Watcher building.
"Sounds great." And with that, they all left.
"Dad, it's ready, do you have Dash?" Prince telepathically sent.
"I do, be there in ten minutes." Sparrow responded.
It was time, everything was perfect. Sparrow and Dash were sitting on a bench overlooking the field.
"Fluttershy is taking off, seven minutes."
"So Dash, how are you and Fluttershy?" Sparrow tried to start smalltalk.
"We're good...she's been quiet though. More than normal, that is. Do you think she's...seeing someone else?" Dash asked.
"Wow, I don't mean to offend but...Fluttershy? Cheating? Laughable. And why jump straight to cheating?" Sparrow laughed briefly.
"I can see what you mean, I guess the thing with Rarity and Pinkie has me...paranoid." Dash laughed as well.
"The sky is pretty colorful right now."
"Yeah, it i- Is that Fluttershy?" Dash pointed a hoof at the flying yellow spec.
"It is, I wonder what she's up to?" Sparrow feigned ignorance. Even from here, what would happen is obvious.
"Oh, she is." Sparrow grinned as he saw the cone sharpen and burst, sending the timid pony to just above mach-2. The vials planted in the surrounding clouds burst collectively. The clouds were colored and burst into the appropriate letters to spell out:
"Rainbow Dash, will you marry me?" Dash read quietly beside Sparrow. "OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh!" She darted away, leaving Sparrow to walk.
~~The next month~~
It was set, the marriage, the ceremony started in less than a minute. Rarity had made the dresses and suits for everyone, set up the wedding, and basically being her element to the fullest extent she could. The pastor asked for all to be quiet and started, he recited the phrases, the two mares repeated them, and then they shared their kiss after putting on the wedding ear-rings. No hands, no fingers, it made sense.
Peace. Everlasting peace marks our end.