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Twilight could only chuckle at that statement. She rolled her eyes at Orion and started to make her way back to her friends at the ceremony.
“Twilight I'm being serious here.” Orion rushed up to Twilight and pulled out his father's notes. “My dad studied Alicorn history, and he went to many different species in our land to find out about Alicorns.” He opened up a book showcasing the different histories from Dragons, Zebras, and even Diamond Dogs. Twilight only gazed ahead with a bored look. “Now all of these species have been inconsistent, but the one thing they all agreed on was the return of the Alicorn, and what doom it would bring.” Twilight frowned at Orion.
“Then how can you explain Celestia then? She sure doesn't seem like the doom bringer your father's research suggests, if it can be even trusted.” Orion stopped and said,
“Look I know it's insane, but if it's true don't you think it's worth investigating? At least take a look at the notes.” He shoved the book into Twilight's hooves. “The notes were taken before his mental breakdown. Reading them has taken me to the logical conclusion.” Twilight just looked at the book curiously, and then returned it to Orion.
“Orion, you're a jerk. But I thought you were sane at least.” Orion glared at Twilight.
“Faust Damn it Twilight! If you'd stop holding this grudge, you'd see I was right. I freely admit I was a jerk for setting you up like that, and I took the responsibility and paid the price.” Twilight stopped again. “And you know I was a good student just like you. So you know that I'm right.” Orion sighed and looked at his book again. “I don't know what happened to you that made you have a magical discharge like that, but at least look at the notes. If you come to a different conclusion, then I'll leave it alone, because frankly I'd rather be working at my bar than having to talk to some pony that has her head stuck up her ass.” He slammed the research notes into Twilight's hooves again. He started walking off to the ceremony. “When you find out what's what, I'll be at the cafe.”
Twilight spent the longest while reading through Orion's father's notes. It was as he said, all the species he asked about Alicorns talked about an apocalyptic day that told about the return of the Alicorn's. “But why would Princess Celestia allow this to happen?” Twilight was puzzled, unlike the Nightmare Moon threat, there was no friendship lesson to be learned from a horde of powerful creatures bent on the destruction of all pony kind . . . of all creatures for that matter. But she simply couldn't bring herself to believe that her mentor could be responsible for the end of Equestria; or, for that matter, the end of the ponies who had trusted in her benevolent rule for over a thousand years. She knew this information was just too important to toss away. She rushed over to where Orion was, he was just sitting there, looking at his hooves. “Orion!” Twilight yelled. Orion looked up and met Twilight as she was running towards him. “You're right, this information can't be ignored.” Twilight thought that Orion would be a jerk and give the, “I told you so” act to her. Orion simply nodded.
“We should get to the main ceremony grounds and try to stop it-” Twilight interrupted him.
“IF- there is something to stop.” Twilight said with a raised voice.
“Look better safe than sorry right? Besides, I'll get the chance to walk around with a real star from what I've heard.” Orion said with a smirk.
Twilight rolled her eyes and said, “Let's just get this over with Orion.”
“Gladly.” He said. They started walking to where Celestia was going to raise the sun when I Orion said, “By the way? Told you so.” Twilight cringed in anger at Orion.
In the far off Dragon country of, “Dovas”, an elder Dragon sat above a mountain peak looking towards Equestria. Dark unnatural clouds were moving towards the peaceful land. The elder Dragon known as “Prose” shook his head and said, “So, the age of peace is coming to an end.” He took off from the mountain to inform his people of the news.
Twilight and Orion arrived at the ritual ground where Celestia would be raising the sun, to see that almost everypony in Canterlot was already there. Orion frowned and said,
“It's going to be tough to do an investigation with all these ponies around.” Twilight nodded her head.
“And the ceremony is starting soon.” Twilight chewed on her hoof to think.
Orion snickered and asked, “You still do that when you're trying to think?”
Twilight glared at Orion. “It's a perfectly normal thing to do, given the situation we're thinking about.” Twilight's eyes suddenly widened. “What do you mean 'you still do that'?” she asked.
“Well um-” Before Orion could answer, there was a booming voice coming from the stage Celestia would be performing her Ceremony. It was Princess Luna, using the traditional Canterlot voice.
“Citizens of Equestria, we shall begin the Celebration of the Sun shortly!” Luna announced. “We require, that the Elements of Harmony be present on stage!”
Twilight looked at Orion and then looked back at the stage. “What should I do?” Twilight asked.
“Go up there for now, but at the slightest sign of danger you need to make a dash out of there, okay?” Twilight nodded at Orion and made her way to the stage. She noticed her friends making their way up to the stage. Rainbow Dash was wearing a “Wonderbolts” T-shirt, Pinkie Pie was covered in confetti, Fluttershy still had birds in her hair, Rarity was doing a walk of a socialite, and Applejack was hauling large sacks of money that she earned from her stand. They all met on stage.
“Howdy Twilight!” Applejack said. “How ya enjoyin' the celebration?” Applejack asked as she finished hauling her money on stage.
Twilight smiled weakly. “Funny you should ask.” Twilight said. “I met-” She was interrupted by Princess Luna who stepped in between her and Applejack.
“We require Twilight Sparkle and her friends to take these key positions on the stage, and to wear the Elements of Harmony.” Luna said to Twilight and her friends. She gave out the Elements to their respected bearers. Twilight gave a confused look to Luna. “It's something new we want to try this year. To have the Elements shine in the sun!”
While Twilight wasn't convinced, she saw that all of her other friends had taken their places. “C'mon Twilight.” Applejack said. We don't want to keep the Princess waiting.” Applejack had a big smile on her face. It was obvious that Applejack trusted the Princesses completely. But for Twilight, after reading that book, something changed within her.
It was at this point that Celestia made herself known. All the ponies in the crowd bowed, except for Orion, who was busy looking at Twilight, to make sure nothing was threatening her. “Thank you all for coming!” Celestia announced. “I'm sure this day will not be forgotten by any of you ponies out there!” the crowd erupted with cheers for their princess. Celestia turned to Luna and gave a nod. Luna then activated an enchantment on the spots the Element bearers were standing on. Twilight was the first to notice.
“What the-?” She said before she noticed Celestia glowing with power. Orion looked up into the sky and saw the clouds converging on their location. He looked to where Twilight was standing. He saw her struggling. Orion, with a face of fear, rushed through the crowd of ponies to get to Twilight.
“I've got to stop it before-” Orion made it through the crowd, but he already knew that he was too late. The normal yellow glow around Celestia turned into a blood red color that made the ponies in the crowd yell with fear and alarm. Suddenly, the Elements started to glow as well, and fired a focused beam of energy at Celestia.
Twilight could only mutter an, “Oh no”, before Celestia fired a beam of energy into the sky of clouds. It looked like thunder and lightning were firing in the heavens above them. But slowly, a red circle made itself known in the sky, and within it, appeared to be shadowy figures of Alicorns. The ponies present cried in fear. Celestia and Luna gave devilish grins.
“Welcome back, my people.” Celestia said.