Twilight just couldn't move and neither could her friends. Equestria's greatest defense against that which may threaten peace was easily tossed aside. The Elements of Harmony were useless against this foe. What made Twilight sweat with fear is knowing that nothing may stop this new foe and prayed to herself that Kido's offer for peace still stood even after she threatened him.
“That's impossible. The elements are suppose to be indominable.”
“You Mad?” Kido said as he dusted his hands and clothes as if he just did manual labor. “Well I always had my suspicions but it's always nice to have certainty. After so many trials and training I've finally done it. Granted it took some concentration to stop the elements attack, but still... I am proud of myself. I have become immune to magic.” He looked upwards. “Now little dragon please don't exit through the window. I assure you I mean no harm. But if the guard were to come and try to stop my plans I will not run as I did before.” Spike felt a shiver down his spine and climbed down.
“HA!!! You're afraid of the guards. Magic may not stop you. But a good old beating would do the trick.” Said Rainbow Dash while doing a shadow boxing gesture.
“That's right. You ran from town because you knew they'd beat you. You may think you're strong but there's no way you could take a whole unit on.” Applejack said. The girls and Spike were now gaining confidence remembering the guard is in town.
Kido stayed silent and still. Spike went down the stairs. He may be afraid but he wasn't about to leave his friends alone with a monster. “Just one scream from us and the whole guard will be here.” He said in his usual cocky manner.
Kido took a deep breath, then walked towards a nearby stool and table which Twilight uses to study, and sat. The girls and Spike just watched his every move.
“I ran not for my own sake. But for theirs.” As Kido said these words Twilight and her friends could swear they saw a glowing red eye inside the hood. They all wondered what was the strange sensation they were feeling.
“I... I... I say we call upon the guard now.” Rarity proposed. The others nodded but Twilight intervened.
“No wait. I want to hear him out.” Twilight said stepping in front of the group of her friends.
“ARE YOU CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!?” Pinkie yelled in protest.
“No. If he wanted to hurt us or Ponyville he would've done so. We just attacked him and he still wishes to speak and not fight. That has to mean something.” Twilight said. Her friends were now all looking at each other looking for any suggestions. Fluttershy spoke out.
“I'm with Twilight. He hasn't been mean to anypony. In fact, at Sugarcube Coner he seemed nice. And we did attack him.”
“But... !!!” Rainbow Dash tried to protest.
“No. Fluttershy's right. We started it and we didn't even hear him out.” Applejack said.
“Okay.” Twilight turned to face Kido still sitting. “We'd like to hear your side. And please accept my apologies. You didn't see us at our best.”
“I know miss and you are all forgiven. The situation is rather dire knowing that your beloved town will be attacked. But I really expected princess Luna to shed some light on the matter.” Kido sighed in disappointment. “We were so close. How could she forget about me?”
“Wait... Princess Luna?” Asked Twilight.
“Yes. I know she finally escaped the moon and is continuing her duties of casting night.”
“We thought you meant princess Celestia.” Twilight and her friends were wide eyed now in surprise.
“By the Goddess.” Kido put his face on his hands. “Thank goodness it's only Tuesday night, we still have a full day to prepare.”
The girls and Spike all looked at each other dumbfounded. “But it's Wednesday.”
Kido automatically stood at the sound of Spike's words. “Is this true!?”
They all nodded in agreement.
“Then contact both princesses this instant. Tell princess Luna my name and that I will hold the line.” Kido said while pacing side to side. Thinking about his next move.
“What? What's happening?” Twilight worried now.
“Goddess Lupus Mater forgive my incompetence of remembering the days.” Kido stopped and looked at Twilight. “Today marks the day the shadows rise."
“Sister thou has not eaten a thing.” Luna asked her elder sister Celestia during dinner.
“Oh... I'm just still preoccupied thinking about... well you know.”
“The dreams that emphasize the remark about how only shadow shall defeat the shadows? Dear sister you trouble yourself too much. They were only dreams.” Luna assured her sister.
“Yes it is silly. I feel awful about authorizing the guards to take such harsh security measures in Ponyville. I even worried Twilight and her friends. All over some recurrent dreams and visions. Tomorrow I shall call it off.”
“Very well. But do trust your instincts. They warned you about troubles to come before. Like me for example.”
“Luna.” Celestia looked over at her sister and then at her plate. “I did find something strange though.”
“What might that be?”
“Twilight mentioned a name as if by saying it... all will somehow be clear. I think it was Kido Badtower...”
At the mere mention of the first name Luna opened her eye's and stood up at the moment Celestia said the full name. “We and several units of the guard must head to Ponyville at once!!!”
“What...!?” Celestia was now worried. She has never seen her sister like this.
Bellz now crossed a small wooden bridge and finally saw the place where her target will be. She knew that nothing could stop her. She had her head and body covered in a red cloak. She continued to walk ever closer. Her excitement growing.
This will in fact be, a glorious night.