10w, 1dSonic Bronies
SO MUCH DIALOGUE....this isn't gonna be easy. I apologize in advance if it all gets 'too much' Also, this marks the end of all the main character announcements.
In a sea of trees sat a tall farmhouse. Sweet Apple Acres, the home of Applejack. It was very quiet at the farm, the sound of silence being disturbed by the occasional birdsong and with no-one out at the field, the trees blowing silently in the breeze. Among the sea of green, red and brown were blobs of different colours. Blue, lavender, purple and white and so on, making a beeline for the house. Inside the small kitchen sat a small yellow fox at the kitchen table, looking out of a window. Sat opposite him was a large red stallion, not saying a word. Tails looked at Big Macintosh, in an attempt to make a conversation, he awkwardly smiled.
"So...do you work much?" Tails began.
"...Uh, is it easy work?"
"...you don't talk much, do you?"
"I can see that" Tails sat back in his chair, observing his surroundings. All that went through his head was how it was possible to be in another universe, or how Eggman made it possible. It was all very confusing, even for Tails. All he remembered about what happened was Eggman holding all 14 emeralds and inputting something into a console.
Like he was selecting a destination.
His attention was drawn to the kitchen door opening slowly. Applejack stepped into the room, looking at Tails.
"Hey Tails, we found some people you might wanna see" she announced. Tails' brow raised and got off of his chair hoping to see some familiar faces, like Sonic or Amy. As Applejack stood by the door some unfamiliar faces stepped through. Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Twilight all stepped through, all of them caught off guard by Tails' twin tails.
"Wow, he really does have two tails!" Rarity exclaimed.
"Pretty awesome" Dash added. Tails looked at his tails proudly as they flowed around. Suddenly, more people came through but this time he knew who they were. Sonic, Blaze and Silver all stepped through.
"Sonic!" Tails yelled and ran over to him, giving him a high five. Sonic returned with a smile. "It's good to see you again!"
"You too man. Enjoying Equestria?" asked Sonic.
"Is that what this place is called?"
"Yeah, we've been here for a day or two now" Tails' smile disappeared from his face.
"That can't be good, our universes might merge, like what nearly happened with Blaze's!" he yelled. Twilight stepped forward.
"What do you mean...merge?" she asked.
"Hey relax! We have it under control! Well, nearly..." Sonic cut in.
"Yeah, I heard" Tails looked toward the ground.
"But that's not our biggest question on our minds right now"
"Oh? What's up?" Before Sonic could answer, 2 more figures walked through the door. Fluttershy and Shadow entered the room and everyone stared at them like hawks.
"Hmph, looks like the whole party is here" Shadow mumbled. To his right, a pink blob of energy blasted past him.
"DID SOMEONE SAY PARTY?! YAY!" Pinkie yelled at the top of her voice. Fluttershy leapt onto Shadow's back in fright as confetti rained from the sky out of absolutely nowhere. Everyone stood in silence as Pinkie stood completely still like a statue with a massive open smile.
"What?..." she asked. "Is there something on my face?"
"..How-" Sonic began.
"Don't ask Sonic. Just don't ask" replied Twilight.
"I think we need to sort this all out..." Blaze said silently. Pinkie popped up in front of her,
"But I didn't even get to introduce you guys to my new friend!" Pinkie moaned, shaking Blaze. Sonic raised an eyebrow.
"...A new friend?"
"Yeah! She's pink just like me! She'll be here any second. Funny thing is, she's a hedgehog, just like you Sonic!" she replied. Sonic reacted back in horror.
"I GOTTA GO, BYE GUYS!" he leapt out the window. Before anyone said a word, a pink appeared in the doorway.
"SOOOOOOOONIIIIIIIIIIC!!!!!!" yelled the pink hedgehog as she ran after him, jumping through the window. Everyone stared out of it as Amy chased Sonic through the fields. Blaze and Tails felt a sweat drop on their foreheads. All the ponies stared blankly, including Fluttershy who was still attacked to Shadow's back. Even Shadow was a little surprised. Yet Big Macintosh still didn't say anything, he barely reacted.
"Ok, everyone? That field in 10 minutes. Rainbow Dash, go get Sonic and Amy. If you can" Silver instructed.
"Got it" she replied as she flew out the window.
"...Doesn't anyone ever use the door?!" asked Applejack with a frown.
Everyone sat in a field in the middle of nowhere as the sun reached its peak. The 12 all sat in a circle and Sonic sat as far as he could from Amy, preferring to sit between Rainbow Dash and Blaze. Rarity was almost asleep on the soft green grass, her hail blowing in the wind as she lay next to Blaze. Everyone was in their own little duo; Sonic and Dash, Blaze and Rarity, Tails and Applejack, Twilight and Silver, Pinkie and Amy, and the most unlikely of them all, Shadow and Fluttershy. In the centre of the circle were 4 Chaos Emeralds and 3 Sol Emeralds, with Tails closely examining them.
"So, tell me again, what are the elements of harmony?" asked Tails toward Twilight.
"The elements of harmony are ancient artifacts that all relate to each of us. Kindness to Fluttershy, laughter to Pinkie, generosity to Rarity, loyalty to Dash, honestly to Applejack and I have magic. They have reacted to the Chaos Emeralds in dire circumstances, but we don't know why, and they also effect of you guys depending on which element" Twilight explained. Tails looked puzzled at the emeralds.
"Perhaps they have the same energy as the Chaos Emeralds. As for the Sol Emeralds, there is no reason for them to react the same way. What are the effects so far?" Tails asked.
"Me and Rainbow Dash managed to fly so fast that we were uncontrollable" Sonic replied.
"Also, I and Silver both were able to stop them, our powers became stronger as we were able to stop Sonic and Rainbow Dash..." Twilight added. Tails looked around the group, taking note of the pairs. He got up to talk aloud.
"I think I have it figured out, these "combinations" might have to do with who were are paired with"
"What are you talking about?" asked Shadow.
"Think about it. Rainbow Dash and Sonic are both really fast and Twilight and Silver have similar powers. As for the rest of us, it may all become clear when we use the emeralds" Tails finished.
"I think we should all try it!" yelled Pinkie, picking up a red Sol Emerald. Shadow put a hand forward.
"Don't touch it!" he yelled, but it was too late. The emerald shot up from Pinkies hand as it floated above the group.
"Uh oh.." muttered Tails as a white Sol Emerald joined it. The emeralds glowed brightly as an aura of pink enveloped Pinkie Pie...and Amy. Amy stood up to look at the emeralds as a blue symbol appeared in the middle. It was a balloon, the element of laughter... As Amy and Pinkie's eyes both changed pink, Sonic got up and backed away.
"Everyone, back away from them!" he yelled as everyone followed on. Pinkie and Amy walked up and high five'd each other as they both started to spin violently. As they span faster and faster, the wind turned pink as it whirled around them. Before they knew it, Pinkie and Amy became a pink tornado of destruction, though it didn't move from the spot. Everyone gasped at the sight, the wind blowing heavily around them. The wind began to die down as the tornado faded from view. At the core was Pinkie and Amy, still spinning with smiles on their faces, some dirt and debris fell from the sky, though nothing dangerous. They stopped spinning as they looked at the group, dazed and confused.
"What...what was that?!" demanded Amy.
"THAT WAS FUN!!" yelled Pinkie, "LET'S DO IT AGAIN!!" though two gems fell onto her head. Everyone slowly approached them, unsure if they were going to explode into action again.
"Well...now we know what Amy and Pinkie can do, they wreak havoc on us all" mumbled Rarity.
"No, really?" replied Applejack. Rarity narrowed her eyes.
"Hmph, well I'm interested in what happens to me. Let's see...the white Sol Emerald will do!" said Rarity as she picked up the gem. Like with Pinkie, it reacted to her touch as a purple Sol Emerald also began to shine brightly. The both shot into the air and began to spin. Rarity backed away to Blaze's side who was staring at them. A purple symbol, the element of generosity appeared in the middle. Blaze and Rarity stared at their hands and hooves as faint flames flowed from them. Rarity's eyes turned a feline yellow as Blaze's turned blue. They also took on the most radical change yet. Rarity's mane and tail was flaming at the ends as it turned a more lavender colour. Blaze's hair started to curl with the tips turning white, starting to resemble Rarity's mane. Rarity looked at Blaze's new style with delight. "It suits you!" Blaze turned to her and then back to the crowd, who were backing away from them.
Circling them both were white and lavender flames. Rarity looked at the white flame as it danced around her, and then it hit her...she was controlling it! She was using her magic in an entirely new way. As for Blaze, her flames were massive and appeared to be very powerful as if they were boosted by Rarity. As the flames intertwined together, they both realised they had a very powerful weapon at their disposal. Before anything could be done with them, they extinguished as they both slowly returned to normal, looking at each other in disbelief.
"It appears that Rarity's magic influenced Blaze's power, and vice versa, you both could be incredibly powerful" said Twilight quietly. Rarity was almost flattered by this, while Blaze stood with a hand on her hip in thought. "I think we should wait before we try any more combinations...for the safety of us all of course" Twilight added, grinning nervously. The group stood in silence until they all caught sight of a taller flying pegasus...with a horn. Twilight smiled as she recognized the princess of the night landing before them, with a stern look.
"Afternoon Princess Luna, um, what are doing up?" she asked. Luna didn't answer at first, she was too busy staring at the 6 creatures scattered around the group.
"My sister told me investigate your mission Twilight Sparkle, regarding these "Emeralds" as she quiet busy...who are these...friends of yours?"
"Oh, sorry I forgot to introduce them. This is Sonic, Silver, Shadow, Amy, Tails and Princess Blaze" Twilight replied. With every name, Luna nodded politely, until she got to the final name. She lightly bowed her head in front of Blaze before bringing it up, what happened next caught everyone off guard.
"IT IS A PLEASURE TO MEET A ROYAL FROM THOU DISTANT LANDS!!!" she blasted. The power and volume blasted the wind around them. Blaze held her eyes shut throughout the experience. Everyone's eyes widened in shock including Shadow, whose back got heavy once more as a certain pony clamped onto him.
"What's with the shouting?!" retorted Blaze angrily.
"WE MUST USE THOU ROYAL CATERLOT VOICE IN GREETING OTHER ROYALS!!" she yelled back. Blaze took in a breath of air.
"WELL DON'T BOTHER. IT IS VERY VERY LOUD, DON'T YOU SEE THAT?!" she yelled back loudly, it wasn't as powerful as Luna's but still deafening. Everyone held their ears tightly during the exchange.
"WE MUST USE THIS MUCH VOLUME!!"
"I DON'T CARE!!"
"WELL WE DO!!!"
...and all was silent. It was almost like the entire world went quiet. Everyone just stared at Fluttershy who squeaked and backed off a little.
Luna turned back to Blaze and sighed in frustration. "Fine, have it your way. Anyway, I have also been sent to inform you all that Sol Emeralds have been sighted in the Everfree Forest. We, I mean "I" suggest you all search there" Blaze stepped forward with a kind smile.
"Thank you Princess Luna. We will go there right away" though she said this, the ponies all looked uncertain.
"Farewell loyal subjects!" and with that, Luna flew off.
Many monitors flickered frantically as Eggman cycled through menus and options. In a frantic anger. On a nearby work bench was Metal Sonic, in the middle of being repaired while Metal Rainbow Dash was nowhere to be seen, though her blueprints lay on a table. Eggman looked at the 5 emeralds in a case, he studied them for a while before making a decision.
"I'll be sure to distract them from their mission even further..." and he went through several locations, until he stopped at one in particular.
Begin transfer? YES/NO
Eggman slammed his fist on a button and it went into action. He grinned evilly knowing he might wind up destroying Equestria without even trying. However, things began to go wrong.
COMMENCING EMERGENCY OPTION 1
"No! Not that option that gets rid of-!" and the emeralds glowed brightly, particularly the Chaos Emeralds. Eggman shielded his eyes from the light. When it was over, the emeralds were gone. In his fury Eggman slammed his hands on the keyboard and got up.
"INITIATE PLAN B: PROJECT S.C: D.R.I.O.D!"
"Do you think we should ever follow them again?" asked Scootaloo. The Cutie Mark Crusaders were waking alone down a dirt path after another failed attempt at getting their marks, involving a bucket and an umbrella.
"I don't know. After that blue thingy attacked Ponyville, I doubt it would be a good idea" replied Applebloom.
"Hey, you never know when we might be able to help them" answered Sweetie Belle. "Do you guys here something?"
"Like what?" asked Scootaloo.
"Like an engine or something...it's getting louder-"
The 3 fillies yelped as three little gem pounded into the ground. They all took cover behind a nearby rock, gazing at the objects. They were 3 emeralds. A green, yellow and red one. Scootaloo approached it, studying it.
“Hey, these are the emeralds we found in that city!” Scootaloo yelled. The other 2 joined her, each picking one up.
"I think we should take them back to them. They will surely appreciate it" Sweetie Belle added. The group nodded in agreement and walked off, not noticing the emeralds starting to glow...