Written by Rarity and Gearbox, 4-22-2012
In the days that followed everything was going quite well. Gearbox and Lyra had a wonderful relationship and everything was going for the wind with them. Yet, Gearbox had the feeling Lyra didn't feel the same way. Gearbox went to see Rarity, to thank her, but also for advice, how to improve his and Lyra's love life. And they started talking. And somehow they came to an experience Gearbox rather left behind. Princess Molestia. She got him once. And Lyra as well. Most unpleasant to say the least. Rarity listened to the whole story and felt sorry for the both of them. She got the idea to get some cupcakes, for Gearbox and Lyra, maybe that would break the ice between them. So Gearbox and Rarity went to SugarCube Corner to get some cupcakes. But before ordering them, they wanted to taste them. Misses Cake agreed and got them 2. Gearbox took a bite. “Woah.. I feel a little..woozy.”, said Gearbox, and right after he said that he fell asleep. “I can't.. remember... I... was... this sleepy.”, said Rarity after she took a bit out of one of them. Both of them don't know for how long they were asleep. Only that it was long. Gearbox woke up first. He saw he was in a dungeon of some kind. Then he saw he was chained to the wall. He saw Rarity and yelled: “Rarity! Wake up!” Rarity slowly woke up and couldn't believe what she saw. “What is this place? How did we end up here?”, she asked confused.
Some lights went on. To both of their horror, Spike and Lyra were hanging there. Both of their mouths were tight shut. “Lyra? Spike? You too?”, Gearbox couldn't believe it. Then a door opened. 2 figures entered the dungeon. “Do the both of you care to explain what this all is about?”, said Rarity with a little anger in her voice. “Your turn comes soon enough. Little miss Rarity.”, said one of the two figures. The light went on and there they were. Princess Molestia and Psycho Twilight. The four of them couldn't believe it. “The first turn is for Gearbox...”, said Molestia with pleasure in her voice. “Oh no... not again”, said Gearbox scared. “Say, who in the name of Equestria do you think are? Don't you know that ladies always go first? Both of you should learn some manner.”, said Rarity in the hope they would leave Gearbox. “No, we always go with him first. He has the most adorable scream you can imagine hasn't he Twilight”, said Molestia. “Yes, yes he has!”, said Twilight, she was too far gone. “Get your hooves off me!”, yelled Gearbox at them. But they didn't listen. “No, stop, please, I beg you...”, said Gearbox in pain. “Now, the both of you listen to me. I don't know who you are, or what you want. But I demand that you let us go. Or I will hurt you. A lot!”, said Rarity with a lot of anger in her voice. And as Rarity said that, her manes started to catch a little bit of fire. “NO, they are still Twilight and Princess Celestia!”, said Gearbox afraid of what might happen. “Not when they are in this state of mind! I will not let Lyra and Spike look while they do this to you. Twilight, Princess, this is not who you really are. Please, both of you come back... please.”, said Rarity, a couple tears started to roll out of her eyes. Molestia and Twilight didn't even care. They just had their way with Gearbox. “It is no use Rarity. They can't be reasoned with. They are to far gone. Both of them.”, said Gearbox with a lot of pain in his voice.
“No, no, no. I will make them remember!”, said Rarity. Her manes went from a light fire into a hellish inferno. She broke her chains and run toward Molestia and Twilight. She spoke a spell nopony heard before. “Well, well, well.”, said Molestia rather uninterested. Molestia used a deflection spell and Twilight said with her crazy voice: “Not yet Miss Rarity. I'm almost done with him, then I will have fun with you!” Rarity got knocked back by the deflection spell. She got back on her hooves and had a lot of anger in her voice: “I give you a choice. We can do this the easy way. Or the hard way. The choice is yours. But choose wisely.” On what both of them answered: ‘’We are almost done here!” “Then we do it the hard way.”, sair Rarity a little uneasy. With her manes still burning as a hellish fire. She teleported herself, Molestia and Twilight away. Away from the dungeon. Gearbox collapsed on his self, but at least he was free. Free from their torment.
“What? Why? Why did you take us away from him?”, asked Molestia confused. “What, where are we!?”, asked Twilight confused. “A place I'm sure you won't hurt anypony.”, said Rarity calmly. Back in the dungeon Gearbox got up his hooves. And something told him to go. Free Spike and Lyra, and go away from that place. Gearbox released both of them and hugged Lyra. “I hope Rarity is alright”, said Spike with a little fear in his voice. “She will be fine. I know her to well to know she won't fail.”, said Gearbox to convince Spike. “I'm sorry Gearbox... I couldn't look away...”, said Lyra, with tears in her eyes. “It's okay Lyra, it’s over now.”, said Gearbox. All three of them escaped the dungeon.
Rarity had the feeling Gearbox, Spike and Lyra got out of the dungeon and teleported herself, Molestia and Twilight back. “The two of you need to remember everything.”, said Rarity with a tear in her eyes. “Why? Why do we need to remember? I know who I am. And I'm beautiful”, said Molestia with the usual pleasure in her voice. “We just wanted to do him, was that too much tp ask!?”, said Twilight with her crazy voice. Rarity had more then enough of Twilights gibberish and spoke a spell out so her mouth was shut. “Now Princess. What is it that makes you this way?”, asked Rarity to Molestia. “I just like other ponies.”, she answered. “And that is why you do this to them? Do you think they like you when you do that?”, asked Rarity in anger. “Some do... the first time with Gearbox... He seemed fairly happy...”, Molestia answered back. Rarity's manes had calmed down, but when Molestia said that, they went back into that hellish fire. “I have more then enough of the two of you. I hereby declare, let Celestia and Luna be on my side, that Princess Molestia's and Psycho Twilights personalities, go into me, where I can fight them. For the better of everypony.” And with those words Rarity spoke out her most powerful spell she ever pulled off. Molestia and Twilight shivered in fear when they saw it. They couldn't do anything. And got merged into Rarity herself. And the moment they merged, Rarity's manes became normal again.
“Must... not... lose...”, said Rarity in pain. “Give up darling!”, yelled Molestia through Rarity's mouth. “You lose!”, said Twilight using Rarity's mouth. “No, I will not *argh* lose... I will *aaahh*
be victorious. And *ugh* you two, will perish! I will never give in.”, said Rarity with a lot of pain in her voice. “You can't win. You can't even stop Gearbox from dying as we speak!”, said Twilight. “What?”, asked Rarity. Twilight showed her a vision of Gearbox laying under rubble. Stuck, unable to move. “Him or us Miss Rarity.”, said Twilight with a strange joy in her voice. “Now. You. Two. Did. IT!”, said Rarity with so much anger in her voice. Her manes instantly got back into the hellish fire. “BE GONE!”, she said to them. She saw Spike and Lyra by the rubble, “Gearbox, please, don't die.”, said Lyra with tears in her eyes. This did it for Rarity. With one loud scream her eyes became white and when you look into them you saw Molestia and Twilight being vaporized.
After that Rarity telepathically found contact with Gearbox, she told him to lay still, as she moved all the boulders away. After that she fainted. Gearbox went back to the dungeon. Lyra and Spike went to Ponyville to tell what happened and gather help. But not before Spike got a message from Pinkie. She wrote that some of the cupcakes had a sleeping potion in them. Gearbox wrote a message back saying they all had to come Canterlot Castle. A little while later all of them were at the castle. “Where is he? He said he would be here 10 minutes ago.”, said Pinkie slightly irritated. “Uh, Pinkie, not everypony is as fast as you are.”, said Applejack. “Even we had trouble keeping up with you Pinkie!”, said Rainbow. Spike burbed out another message. “It's from Gearbox! It says: I found Rarity. We are coming up.” “What are we waiting for?!”, said Rainbow, eager to leave. “Hold it partner. We don't know where this dungeon is located remember.”, said Applejack while holding Rainbow. “Fine then, we wait...”, said Rainbow disappointed.
After a little while Gearbox came walking out of the castle with Rarity on his back. And her manes still on fire. Not much. But still noticeable. He laid her on the ground and used a spell to wake her up. Rarity gasped, want sitting straight up and started to talk gibberish. “Wow, I have never seen her like that.”, said Pinkie. “Rarity, you hear me sugarcube?”, asked Applejack. Rarity only spoke more gibberish and fell back to the ground. “Come on girl, stay with us!”, said Rainbow. “Rarity... please...”, said Fluttershy. “Oh no, not after what we have been through. She needs to go to the hospital now!”, said Gearbox. A strange yet familiar voice is heard: “Allow us to help. She helpt us. Now it is our turn to help her.” Nopony could believe it. Princess Celestia was standing there, with Twilight.
In the hospital the doctors were fighting for her life. Gearbox told everypony what happened and they were all shocked. None of them could believe it. Then Lyra was standing in the door. She asked how everything was. Gearbox explained it all again to her. When the doctor came out he said Rarity would sleep for at least 2 days. Everypony stayed next to her bed. And then 3 days later, she woke up. Her manes finally went back to normal. “What... what happened? Where am I? Did, did I do it?”, asked Rarity. Gearbox explained it all to her. “Thank you Gearbox. For dragging me out of there.”, said Rarity with a little tear in her eye. The door opened and Princess Celestia and Twilight came in. Rarity's eyes went into war mode. Ready for the next blow. “Rarity, it is okay dear. We are back to our normal selves.”, said Princess Celestia to calm her down. “We know the story of what happened Rarity, and we are thankful of it.”, said Twilight. “But, how did the two of you know...”, Rarity looked confused. Twilight continued: “When you sucked Princess Molestia and Psycho Twilight out of us and into you. We became normal again. We heard what happened inside of you. We both passed out. But could still hear it. And after that, we both lost our consciousness. But there is one thing that fascinates me. How did your manes catch that much fire? Please, please, please tell me!” “Twilight, I don't know how, and I don't want to know how I did it.”, Rarity answered to her. And after that Princess Celestia and Twilight both left the room, nopony noticed it.
“But one of you noticed that Princess Celestia and Twilight were gone every once and awhile? No?”, wondered Rarity. Everypony said they never really paid attention to those kind of things. “But still... How was I able to defeat 2 stronger minds in my own mind?”, asked Rarity. On what Gearbox said: “I guess when you go in that state of mind, you can do more than you thought you could. And might I add one more thing: Molestia is creepy!” “She was indeed”, Rarity answered with a little fear in her voice. “Wait, where are Celestia and Twilight?”, said Gearbox while looking around. “Oh boy, I know where she is. She said something about a royal meeting Princess Luna”, said Applejack while she broke out sweating. “Come on Applejack. Would you mind telling us”, said Rarity with a little annoyance in her voice. “Spit it out Applejack”, said Rainbow. “Tell us, tell us!”, said Pinkie Pie. Applejack signed and then said: “This is what I heard. Celestia remembered what you did Rarity. She saw you vaporize Molestia. Where Twilight only heard it. She saw and heard it. And while I was walking down the castle, I heard her talking to Luna, a meeting about something I didn't catch. That is the whole truth right there.”
Princess Celestia, Princess Luna and Twilight came walking the room. Rarity asked: “I'm sorry if I come over as rude, but how. How did you know that I vaporized Molestia and Psycho Twilight? And what was the meeting about?” Princess Celestia said: “Dear Rarity. I'm stronger in my mind then Twilight here. I remained my consciousness longer than her. And I saw it in your eyes. Clean as could be. When you sucked them out of us, we became our normal selves again. And about the meeting. Luna?” Luna signed deep and then said: “We came to the decision it is best that you leave Ponyville for a while. Then we can sort this 'fiery mane' thing out. And you can give your mind a little rest.” “Then I only have 2 questions left, where did they go, and for how long do I have to leave Ponyville?”, asked Rarity. Luna said: “They are gone, to another world. Another universe. Where they belong. And you only have to leave Ponyville for a couple days, or as long as you need to give your mind peace dear.” Rarity nodded and said thank you, but nopony heard it. Due to the fact so spoke it out so softly.
Spike, Gearbox and Lyra agreed to go with Rarity, just in case something went wrong and to get some well-earned privacy. And Gearbox saw another chance to break the ice with Lyra. They all packed their needs and went out. Into a forest. A couple hours later, deep in the forest, they found the perfect spot to stay. Near the lake. It was too nice to believe. The view was breathtaking. Gearbox promised to build a house there. A wonderful house. And so he did. And a day later, most of the house was standing there. And 2 days later, the house was finished. Enough room for 4 ponies. A living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. They spend Celestia knows how much time there. “Anypony noticed we have been gone for weeks now?”, said Gearbox in a funny tone. “Weeks? It feels like days to me.”, said Rarity while she was laying in the afternoon sun. “Well, you have been spending a lot of time with Spike.”, said Gearbox with a teasing voice. “Well that is true.”, said Rarity. “But what have you been doing lately?”, asked Gearbox. “I have been thinking of everything that happened, trying to place it in my mind. And how I am able to unleash such powers. I think it happens when a good friend or loved one is in so much pain, something snaps in my head, which causes my manes to catch fire and unlock my full magic.”, said Rarity. “Gearbox? Can you come here for a moment? I have something for you.”, said Lyra while she was going behind the house. “Coming Lyra!”, said Gearbox and he also went behind the house. “Spike, I think it is the best if you stay here.”, said Rarity. “Okay, I think I will look for some wood”, and Spike was off to find some wood for the campfire. But it wasn't long before a loud scream could be heard. It was both Lyra's voice and Spikes.
“And stay out of our business next time will you Spike!”, sayd Gearbox with some anger in his voice. Spike was confused and Gearbox and Lyra went in the house. “Spike, what was that all about?”, asked Rarity. “You have no idea what I saw... I saw them... kissing...”, said Spike. “I told you not to go. So why did you go anyway?”, said Rarity annoyed. “I'm sorry okay!”, said Spike. “You tell that to them when they come back.”, answerd Rarity to that. As the evening felt, they all had dinner by the campfire. Spike appologzied to Gearbox and Lyra. Which both accepted it. Rarity and Spike went to bed early. But Lyra and Gearbox stayed near the lake. Waiting for the full moon. As Rarity was ready to go to bed she took a look outside. She saw Gearbox and Lyra kissing, under a big full moon. It was so romantic. She gave Spike a little kiss on the fore head and then went to bed. She thought about how great life was. Here, now. In the house near the lake.
“Hey look! Gearbox and Lyra are laying there!”, said a familiar voice. “Wha, oh I see.”, said another voice. “Shhh, be more quiet please, we don't want to disturb any pony's or any animals sleep”, said yet another voice. Both Rarity and Spike woke up to see who was making all that noise. They went outside and couldn't believe their eyes. The whole gang was there. Twilight, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy Rainbow Dash and Princess Celestia. Gearbox and Lyra slowly woke up. “That was a wonderful night Gearbox.”, said Lyra with a sleepy voice. “It sure was. Morning everpony.”, said Gearbox. Then he went into shock. He turned back around and saw everypony. “Oh shuts...”, was all he could say. “It is alright Gearbox.”, said Twilight. “That is one amazing house you all built here.”, said Applejack while she was checking it out. “Everypony, just why, why are you all here.”, asked Rarity confused. They all went down to the campfire place and sat there. Princess Celestia said: “Well, it has been a long time since you left. It has been weeks now, and we did a lot of research in the Canterlot Library. And it seems you have a special kind of magic Rarity.”
The eyes of Rarity, Spike, Gearbox and Lyra all became a big as possible. “But, but what kind of magic?”, asked Spike. Princess Celestia continued: “A magic that only 4 ponies every 100 years can have. In many cases the pony who has it doesn't get in any situation that triggers it. But you did Rarity. And thus triggering the magic. It is one of the most powerful forms of magic known to unicorns. But also one of the most forgotten.”
“We found out that this 'magic' can be roughly translated from the ancient Equestrian tongue as 'angermane'. There are 4 known ones. Water, Earth, Electricity and Fire. Which you have. And the magic is triggered by intense mental or physical strain.”, explained Twilight. “And mental or physical strain, as in seeing a good friend or loved one getting hurt?”, asked Rarity. “Yes. Those kind of strains. But not only good friends or loved ones. Yourself as well. Remember when Discord was trying to take you over, but didn't succeed? Because of the 'angermane'.”, added Twilight. “Enough with the chit chat, we came to bring you all home! Remember?”, said Rainbow. All four of them nodded and they packed up their gear and went back. Spike learned his lesson, Rarity finally knew where her powers came from. But the ice between Lyra and Gearbox, still wasn't broken. Rarity found it sad, for both of them...
Back in Ponyville everything was back to normal soon. Yet the feeling Rarity had over Gearbox and Lyra, it made her mad. She couldn't take it anymore. She wrote letters to both of them and said she wanted to meet them in the park, during the sunset. And not much later, both Gearbox and Lyra were there. Both of them didn't know the other was there aswell. Rarity had a word with both of them. Though words. But brought them to each other. Stood back, and with the sun going down, it was the perfect moment, to declare love to each other. As Gearbox and Lyra looked each other in the eyes. Rarity saw the spark. And she knew more then enough. They are meant for eachother. Rarity was waiting for the words but they didn't come, at least not the words she was expecting. “I like you Gearbox. But not as a loved one. But as a friend.”, said Lyra with a tear in her eyes. You could hear Gearbox his heart break... And then he ran away. Faster than he ever did, crying...
Rarity just sat there, with open mouth and tears in her eyes. She couldn't believe it. “I'm sorry Rarity, I know you meant it well, but i just couldn't do it. I just couldn't”, said Lyra when she passed Rarity. She sat there of an other hour, crying. Then she came back into movement, thinking: What have I done... I destroyed it for the both of them... All my fault... I thought I would help... Yet, I destroyed it... She only saw one last option. A Chest. A mythical Chest. She didn't know where Gearbox ran off to, nor did she know where Lyra went to. But she didn't care about it. As tears left her eyes. She found it. At the beach near the Great Sea. She thought about this. Never feel anything again... That would be nice... All the pain, gone... All the suffering, gone... She took the Chest home and did some research. The name... The Dead Pony Chest. It was the only way.
Rarity made everything ready, cleaned a sharp working knife, opened the Chest and said the geis: “I hereby sacrifice my heart, to never feel anything again... never. They who stab my heart, theirs must take its place.” She closed her eyes, raised the knife with her magic, and was ready for it. But something stopped her. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn't do it. She opened her eyes and saw Gearbox in the door opening. Tears left both of their eyes. They hugged each other. “But why, why are you back? I thought you had left.”, said Rarity through the tears. “I couldn't leave you. Never...”, said Gearbox through his tears. “But what are you doing with that cursed thing?”, Gearbox asked. Rarity told him the whole story. “Rarity. I didn't look into Lyra's eyes when you saw the spark, I looked into yours. We are meant for eachother. Not Lyra and I. But you and me.”, said Gearbox. “What... we... together?”, Rarity said a little confused. “If you insist.”, said Gearbox. “Gearbox, yes. Yes I will.”, Rarity added. “Now, we don't need that thing anymore, since you will keep your heart.”, said Gearbox., but from behind him a voice asked: “Mind if I take it, and use it?” It was Lyra. “No Lyra... This thing caused to much harm already. It will stay in my possession to make sure it does no further harm.”, said Rarity. Gearbox agreed and added: “But we can make you forget everything we went trough. So you can start over again. If you want that then that is.” “Yes... if I can't use the Chest, then please. Do that. So I don't torment myself any longer with this.” Rarity and Gearbox agreed. They asked if Lyra went with them to townsquare. It was around midnight. There they froze her, and erased her memory of Gearbox. Everything she and Gearbox had done was erased. Rarity and Gearbox went on a safe distance Gearbox hide himself behind a wall. To make sure Lyra wouldn't see him, they unfroze her. Lyra was first confused, but then went home to sleep.
Rarity and Gearbox went back to the boutique, where Rarity set the Chest on a shelf. As a trophy. A trophy of love and victory. Both of them went to bed. The same bed. Not a single word was spoken that moment and they both fell asleep quickly. Laying their minds to rest of what happened...