Twilight was doing her usual getting ready for bed check list. even after she finish the list and got into bed she still felt that something was off. "Spike." she whispered not really wanting to bother the sleeping dragon. A few minutes passed when she spoke again "Spike do you fell as if something is different tonight?"
There was a low mumble in response " Well I'm up at midnight that's pretty rare." He sat up scratching his scales. Watching twilight get out of her bed start walking over to the door. "Whats wrong Twilight are you felling okay?" Twilight stopped and walked over to spike.
"What's that scroll there?" she pointed to a scroll that was barley showing from under spike's blanket.
"I don't know the princess probably sent it while I was sleeping." He cleared his throat "Twilight sparkle I'm sure that my sisters prized pupil is familiar with the old mares tale about zombies correct. Well it's not a mares tale. It's true." spike stopped and skimmed the rest of the scroll."This doesn't seem right twilight."
"Just keep reading it spike."
"Unknowingly I released a small specimen of the Zombie virus and it infected my dearest sister. Before anything could be done about the situation she had already spread the virus to many of the other Royal guards.I arrived just in time to see your brother, Shining armor, give his life to save some of his men."
Twilight fell down it was obvious she was going to cry but she wanted to hear what was going on and managed to choke out "continue."
"I ask that you and the elements of harmony come and meet me in the griffin nation, it's safe. but I don't know for how long sadly. I have intrusted a member of the Queens archers to keep watch over you and your friends he is trust worthy.Very mysterious. But one who will give his life to protect the elements." spike stopped and carefully mumbled the rest almost to himself.
Twilight stomped her hoof "Get on with it," she snapped.
"Along with this scroll I have sent several devices. Give one to each of the bearers of harmony. These are a type of gun that is of my own design.They wrap around ones hooves so that even a earth pony can use them.Be careful however they have a little kick to them several night guards broke things testing them. It is off great importance that You get to the Grand griffin aisle for a meeting on how to dispel this catastrophe.Leave as soon as you get this." spike rolled the scroll up indicating the end of the letter.
"Shining armor.." her voice was muffled by sobs."I'll miss you brother." she stood herself up, tears still rolled down her face as she headed over to spike's bed. she lifted off the blanket and under it was a medium sized box of a golden design. She hesitated for a moment her thoughts still on the news Luna had brought to her.
"Twilight what are we going to do? I mean there can't obviously be Zombies can there?"
Twilight made no attempt to respond her vision focused only on the box she held in her magic. "Were going to go to the griffin aisle, in the Griffon nation. Like the letter said Spike."
"But you really can't believe in a letter written by..." he hesitated. "Nightmare moon."
"It's Princess Luna, Spike. There is no need for you to go about calling her by that name. You don't think that she feels bad enough about what she did? It was a long time ago ponies change!"
"Ponies don't change. They only change there way of going about things. You don't think I just sit in this library all day without picking up a few things about the species who adopted me do?!
They stared at each other for a moment, breaking eye contact at the sound of steady hooves approaching the door. *Knock *Knock *Knock
Twilight put her hoof to her mouth, "Shhhhh" she quietly went to the door without making a sound.."Who is it?"
"Twilight sparkle bearer of the element of magic, I am Sir Novel and her with me is my young protege Velric. We are of the Queens archers. A special task force that deals with threats made against Equestria from other lands. I am here to make sure your travels go safely.
Twilight unlocked the door a clocked pony half her sized stood next to another taller pony."Hello, Sir Novel." she held out her hoof it still trembling at the news she received. The lager pony backed away from her shaking her head.
"I'm, Sir Novel!" The smaller pony held out his hoof and twilight shook it, "It's an honor to be in your presence Miss Sparkle ."
He kissed her hoof and let it fall gently to the ground.
"Well." Twilight hesitated, not used the royal treatment. "Well. when do we get moving?"
The small figure appeared distorted for a moment. "I can't see why is would make a difference as of when we leave as much as I would say how fast we actually move."
"What the hay is that supposed to mean?" Spike asked stepping out from behind twilight.
The archer uninformed about the young dragon, took out his bow. He quickly loaded a arrow and fired. He was so fast in doing so Spike had no time to move and flew backward as the arrow impacted into his chest.
"spike!" Twilight screamed running to his side "are you okay Spike?"
The dragon gasped unable to reply the arrow didn't go deep but it carried force and drew blood, "a thousand pardons miss Sparkle I had no idea that beast was with you!" Novel apologized,"If I had known I assure no harm would have come of him."
Spike heaved deeply a rasping noise of a dying animal."Twilight?" He grabbed onto the arrow's shaft and pulled it out. The arrow itself didn't go deep but the force behind it was extraordinary to say the least.
"Ah. now I see why we lost many men during the great dragon rebellion.If i can't kill a little one with a single arrow I can only imagine the horrors that my father must have gone threw."
"Your father was in the great dragon rebellion!?" Twilight's mood lifted a little.
"So was I but I didn't see much fighting.Dragons yes. But not claw or fang of the fighting."
A few moment's passed before anypony spoke. and a few more passed before Velric spoke up "Master, Sir Novel, its getting late shall I set up camp?"
He nodded. "I'm going to use my tarp as a blanket please leave it out for me."
"Why don't you just come inside Sir Novel?"
"Because..It's only allowed when the danger is extremely close. With it still being barley contained in canterlot I see no reason for me to go inside your lovely home."
Twilight backed up and unintentionally slammed, "He is a weird one isn't he Spike?"
"That Guy shot me!" Spike started "He pulled an arrow and shot me." He shot an accusing glare toward Twilight, "How could you just invite him in like that?"
"He didn't know about you spike. Besides you barely got hurt anyway." Twilight walked passed spike and up the stairs.
"Your seriously just going to believe what Princess Luna said? Not only that but your trusting some random pony fro something called the queens archers.I've never heard of them."
"But I have." She looked down at Spike who was still by the door."Their those weird ponies in the tress you pointed out to me in canterlot."
"Oh..That doesn't mean you should be so quick to trust him."
"Quit being such a baby Spike."
"I am a baby dragon." he said sarcastically
"That doesn't mean you have to act like one." There was a brief silence as Spike headed up the stairs as well.Twilight watched as he grabbed his blanket and went to his bed.
After spike went to sleep Twilight continued examining the weapons that Princess Luna had sent.They were thin bracelets and had a button on the inside she could barely even feel it , but knew was there. They didn't slide of or pinch into her.Light weight and almost unnoticeable. "Miss Sparkle you really must get some sleep." Twilight spun around and saw Sir Novel standing behind her
"How did you get in?" He motioned toward the window,Which was open."Just because the windows open doesn't mean you can just come in."
"Whose to say that I'm actually in the window divides one side from the other. When a window is open isn't it all just one place within itself?"
Her horn lit up, "NO! It's not." she fired a warning shot at Novel.It was only a paralyzing spell she learned, completely harmless.
"Well I can tell when a lady wishes to be alone but I have news for you, From your brother."
"My brothers dead. Princess Luna said so herself."
"No. He almost died but I saved him just after Princess Luna teleported off somewhere with Princess Celestia."
"Isn't Celestia infected?"
He nodded "Sadly yes. She is however able to fight still. She probably sent herself to the moon to keep every pony safe from her."
"But this doesn't make any sense. Whats going on out there?"
"Just like the old tales Zombie apocalypse and no matter how safe you think you are, you're not at all." He distorted into the background and appeared as a blur by the window "You're brother says to aim for the head and keep safe. He'll see you soon Twily."
After he left twilight herself went to bed "Hes okay" That alone was enough to relax her enough to get to sleep.
Summer is soooo boring :(
Also I did plan on killing Twilight's brother but as I was reading my walking dead comics I found a way to keep him alive while weakening him greatly.Also I couldn't find a stopping point so I just decided to end it so I could have a plan for next chapter
Also the Queens archers are in no relation to an actual queen its more of a group name.