Day was departing, and the darkening air
Called all earth's creatures to their evening quiet
While I alone was preparing as though for war
What could this "Pony Hell" possibly look like?
Why has Luna never spoke of it before?
My questions were my only distraction
I finally gained the nerve to ask Luna,
"What should I expect in this Pony Hell?
Should I be aware of anything vital?"
Luna stopped in front of me to ponder
"Let me take your measure Twilight, I
need to access your ability for the journey ahead"
I stood still as Luna brought her horn
to my chest. It burned at first, but soon
turned into a gentle warmth.
"Cowardice grips your spirit-which can twist
A pony away from the noblest enterprise
As a trick of vision startles a shying beast."
I looked at my guide in confusion. Luna blushed
at her vocabulary and spoke again,
"You are afraid, are you not?"
I nodded. "Very well then, to ease your
burden of fear, I will disclose why I am here.
Celestia came to my quarters early this morning
with a request full of tears and worry."
My ears rose to the sound of my Teacher's name
"She began in a sobbing voice, 'Oh blessed sister
you must help Twilight Sparkle! She has found
herself deep in the Everfree Forest all alone!"
I watched as Luna played a convincing Celestia
"You must lead her back to Canterlot! I will surely
lose her if she stays there any longer!" Luna put her
hooves in her face and wept. Very convincing.
I rose my hoof to question Luna, "If that is the case
why is Celestia not here to help me?" Luna pulled
herself from her hooves before replying.
"Because I am the only true gate keeper to Pony Hell.
I assure you, if it was possible, she would be right here
beside me," Luna looked up into sky.
I felt a new found courage in my heart from this display
Celestia truly watches over all of her little ponies.
Like one set free: "She cares so much for me
Your performance has raised my spirits
Princess Luna. Now I feel eager to go with you,
and leave my fear in the past.
From now on, we can fight against anything!
Please lead the way Princess."
So I spoke, and when she moved I followed after
And entered on that deep and savage road.