It had been a relatively uneventful day for Nurse Redheart, actually it had been a rather uneventful week for the medical mare seeing as there hadn't been many injuries and the majority of the patients that were left were just those recovering from surgery but didn't want to stay in the Royal Canterlot Hospital.
"Bored?" The small hospital's other on duty staff member asked. Their shift was over in ten minutes and, per usual, those ten minutes seemed to be the longest ten minutes of the day.
"Yeah, that's the downside of our field isn't though Tenderheart?" She said with a half grin. "We don't want people to get hurt but when no one is we don't have much to do."
Not a moment after she said this the door of the hospital was bucked open and two unicorns charged in, an unconscious griffon held in their combined telekenetic grip. The earth pony who had 'opened' the door soon followed. "The griffon needs help, damaged eye, multiple bone fractures, at least one rib broken, and possible punctured lung!" The two medical ponies just stared for a moment before the earth pony piped up again. "Let's GO!" He said.
Redheart was the first to recover and quickly took control. "Tenderheart, get Dr. Mend on the line, you three, bring her this way!" She said jumping over the counter rather than taking the longer route to go through the door. She pushed open the doors that led to the emergency wing. "How long ago did she pass out?"
"About thirty seconds, teleported here." one of the unicorns, her coat a powder blue with a wand cutie mark said.
"Trixie?" Redheart asked.
"I'll explain later, right now Gilda is dying." She said as Redheart opened the door to the ER.
"Put her on the bed, Trixie do you remember that spell that Dr. Mend preformed on the green filly who had a punctured lung?"
"I remember what it did, yes."
"Can you do something similar?"
"I..." She said, pausing for only a second or two before continuing, her expression going from unsure to one reflecting the calm determination of the Nurse. "I'll try."
"Twilight can you PLEASE tell me what is going on!" Spike said as he followed the panicking mare around the library. moments before she had sat bolt upright in her bed with a loud yelp that woke the baby dragon. She then proceded to bolt out the door to the balcony, as if looking for something around the town in a panic.
"Thatcan'thavebeenanythingbut... ineedto... yes... before anything bad happens..." Was all Spike could catch of the purple mare's muttering.
"GAH!" The librarian jumped two feet in the air, surprised at spike's sudden yell. "What in Celestia's name was that for?"
"Can you please explain what just happened to cause you to rush out to the balcony so quick? You looked like you just ran into Discord and Nightmare Moon working together." He said pulling out ink, a quill and some parchment, getting the feeling he'd need it.
"Right... Take a letter."
"Already ahead of you Twi'."
"Good. Please write exactly what i say, no changing words so it sounds better to you this time got it?" She asked.
"I... okay." This must be really important or really, really bad.
I'm not sure if you just felt it but moments ago I felt a powerful pulse of energy from the area near Ponyville. From my experience with Nightmare Moon I can say that it was similar to her magic, which leads me to believe that it was a dark magic spell.
"That's all Twi'?"
"Yes send it." The unicorn said, looking out the window worriedly.
Meanwhile in another corner of Ponyville, a mint green unicorn and a cream colored earth pony simultaneously sat bolt upright in their beds and exclaimed, "Holy Buck did you feel that? Yeah. Stop that! Stop copying me! I'm not copying... You first. No you! GAH!"
The both flopped backwards down into their beds in frustration at the same time. Lyra proceeded to cast a lighting spell.
"We have GOT to stop doing that." Bonbon said, sitting up again. "Okay so do we investigate that ungodly dark magic pulse or do we pretend we slept through it..."
"Hmm... investigate it but we slept through it if anypony asks."
"Sounds like a plan." Bonbon replied as they both climbed out of their beds. The two were good friends, yes, but not lovers, well not that they'd admit. Some of Ponyville was still rather old fashioned after all.
"From the alert spell it seems that that pulse came from the Everfree..." Lyra said as she checked a small crystal hanging from a shelf in their room. "Lovely... well let's get going, if that was the order of the moon the boss is gonna wanna know."
Starlight sighed as he deposited the last vial of hydra blood in one of his saddlebags, as well a few of the silver spikes his spell had created. Damn, I bet Celestia herself felt that one... He thought, feeling the start of a migraine. And there's that spell I had Luna cast on me. I hope no one actually finds me for the next little while, that spell was powerful, and so will this headache be. Oh goody, I hear wings, wonder who that is. He thought to himself.
He looked up at the treetops, his grey form blending in with the shadows of the forest well enough if he held still. Those are some big wings... another griffon? No, that's a pony... by the moon...
"Starlight! I know that was you!" A familiar voice called out over the forest.
"Down here, My queen." He called back, stepping out from the shrubbery.
The princess of the night landed along the riverbank right beside him, soon embracing him in her wings. "Starlight, my friend!"
"Luna, It's been far too long." He said smiling. "Although I do believe we should move from this location, I doubt any members of Clan Solaris in the area would have missed that."
Releasing the grey unicorn Luna looked over the bloody mess that was formerly a hydra. "Yes, I do suppose... may I ask what that mass of silver studded pulp was?"
"It was a Hydra, a Griffon named Gilda was protecting three fillies against it, we managed to get here before it ate her but she was not in good condition."
"Hmm... well it wouldn't do to have this thing's corpse poisoning the river. Let me handle this, if I remember right you had me cast that headache inducing spell on you."
"Indeed, although it was supposed to only be temporary, did you figure out any limiter spells?"
"I have." She said smiling as her horn glowed, the mass of bloody flesh lifting off the ground surrounded by a starry aura before bursting into black flame. "I don't think this will burn the spikes."
"Leave them, give Solaris something to fret over, let them think that they can track me using those spikes." Starlight said with a chuckle. "I take it 'Tia's furious?"
"Quite, I don't think I've seen her this agitated since we reversed the gravity on all the palace furniture that one night." Luna said with a mischievous grin as she levitated the silver spikes and sticking them into the ground among the blood and ash of the hydra. "They still talk about that you know. A few of the carpets haven't come down yet either."
Starlight was laughing by now. After a minute he managed to catch his breath. "By the moon, it has been far too long since I've had a good laugh like that... Ah, it's good to be back." He said as the two trotted off down the riverbank, the silver spikes arranged into the crest of the order of the moon and the ash arranged in the shape of starlight's cutie mark. "Isn't that a little bold?"
"You've already destroyed a hydra with a tier six hex, may as well finish the announcement of your return in style."
"I suppose, although I'm willing to be that Ponyville is going to become quite the interesting village soon."
"Soon? Let me fill you in on the past two years."
The door to Celestia's chambers thudded shut behind the brown unicorn stallion. He took the familiar route to the princess' study, the guard stationed there simply nodding to him before opening the door.
"Ah, Lord Sun." Celestia said, a hit of relief in her voice as she set down a scroll she had been reading. "I assume by the fact that I haven't even summoned you yet that you felt that pulse of magic from the direction of the Everfree?"
"Correct your highness. I thought you'd have instructions for me as to what you would like the Clan of Solaris to do in response to this... atrocity of magic." Chocolate Sun replied, a slight smile upon his muzzle.
"Scour the area, my sister teleported off without explanation shortly after that pulse."
"Why would she do that?"
"Two reasons, it seems the Order of the Moon has gotten wind of the recent... incident in the Canterlot gardens." Celestia said with a small sigh.
"I doubt that would be enough to get her out of her tower unless the order's members were involved." Chocolate's tone was one of disgust when he spoke of the rival organization.
"That would be the other reason. The pony released from that statue was none other than Starlight Sparkle, the founder of the Order of the Moon. I task you and your order with finding him and bringing him and his order to justice."
Chocolate Sun took a step back, surprised at the announcement. That only lasted a moment before he resumed his previous stance grinning madly. "Your wish is our command your highness." And we will execute it with all our might. Those Order of the Moon heathens will be eliminated.
A/N: Well another chapter for all of you. Things are starting to warm up with this. Let me know of any errors I've missed. Also, I do not in any way mean to insult any religions with this one, any and all terms that do have religious connections that I use in my fics are being used for their meaning, not to make one faction seem like any real religion.
P.S.: before anypony mentions it, yes Chocolate Sun is a terrible name for an antagonist, but this is equestria and names like that are the norm.