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Hello everypony, I hoped you enjoyed last chapter and will like this to, enough talk now.
Running in fear… feeling cold inside…darkness clouding my vision… a whisper in my ear… a scream crying out, "help me."
I jolted awake panting when I heard the scream in my head and quickly sat up in a bed and was immediately answered by a headache. I looked around in the room I was in wincing in pain as light bright from room hits my eyes, after a while I deducted that I was in a hospital, and I also saw that Arcana was also panting in the bad next to me, also whom appears to have awakened in the same way as me.
"What happen? "Arcana asked looking around squinting from the brightness of the room, "I don't know, some kind of magical backlash, "I answered guessing, "How are you, Arcana?"
"I'm ok, you though?"
"It feels like a bunch of bunnies are pounding at my head with hammers, "I answered her looking at her. She giggled at that, causing me to smile at her, but right at that moment my headache kicked me in the head, "dang, it really does feel like bunnies are hitting me in the head with hammers."
"What is it?"
"You're still missing that tooth, "Arcana explained.
"What? Really?, "I said surprised and I started feeling around my mouth with my tongue and true to her word I felt the empty gap in my smile, "ah horse apples, I wonder if Zecora can fix this."
"I don't know… it is a missing tooth Star."
And then a unicorn walked into the reading a clipboard in his magic, he looked up and saw us sitting up in bed and said, "ah your awake, your friends have been waiting for you to wake up ever since the Gala."
I looked at the doctor confused and asked, "how long have we been in here, and where are we?"
"We will answer those questions good Doctor, "a voice said out in the hall and then the Twilight and her friends along with the Princesses walked into the room, "of course princess Celestia, "the doctor said bowing and leaving the room.
When the doctor left and closing the door to give us privacy, I asked them all, "so again, how long have we been in here, and where are we?"
Princess Celestia answers, "you have been asleep for two days, and you are in the Cantorlot hospital."
"What happened at the gala? "Arcana asked concerned about that information.
"We could ask the same thing, "Dash said hovering to her bed, "I let out a sigh and Arcana and I explained to them at the dance. After we finished everypony's expression was that of worry, but Princess Luna was very frightened though.
"So Nightmare Moon has returned. "Celestia glanced over to her sister and saw that she was shaking from some dark memories. She turned her attention back to us and continues "and has control over an innocent pony as well no less."
"Would somepony tell us their side of all of this? "Arcana asked to nopony in particular.
"Well…, "Twilight said gaining our attention, "you see ever since Discord hidden the Elements from the vault, the princess put up multiple spell defenses and I had to disarmed them one by one, "she took a breath and continues, "after the last spell was disarmed there was a explosion. We gathered the Elements quickly and teleported to the ballroom."
"The ballroom was almost completely destroyed, "Applejack picking up from Twilight, "whatever happened in there, partners, it was a big fight."
"And I have never seen anything like what I saw, "Rarity said shuddering at what she saw there at that night, "it was that bad, "I shocked at what she said, "I say, your gala clothes were completely destroyed beyond repair."
Everypony in the, besides the princesses, sighed at Rarity's fashion sense at the wrong moment, "Rarity, now is not the time for a fashion statement, "Dash sand annoyed, "well we found you two unconscious on the ground, and brought you here."
"Princess Luna… "Luna got out of whatever she was in and looked at Arcana, "yes Arcana, "Arcana continues saying, "are you ok about this whole thing?"
"To tell you the truth, I'm scared about this recent event, what if Nightmare Moon comes back for me?"
"I don't think so."
"Why do you say that Arcana? "Celestia asked confused of what Arcana said.
"Well Princess Celestia, it seems that Nightmare Moon is having a bit trouble controlling Trixie."
"So she's not that strong right now as she was before."
"Right, the Elements must have weakened her, so we might be able to defeat Nightmare and get Trixie back, I hope she is ok, "Arcana said looking down.
"Don't worry we will save her, but I bet now that she will go into hiding to regain her strength back, "I said to reassure her.
"Um… are you sure you two are ok? "Fluttershy asked whom she clearly has been worried about us, "because it seemed like you're hurt". "Yes Fluttershy I'm ok, "Arcana said to her, "I have a little headache and I'm missing a tooth, but never the less I'm ok, "I said showing everypony my missing toothy smile.
"Oh, I got this from Zecora, "Pinkie said as she pulled out gourd capped with a stopper and gave it to me, "she said it will bring back that tooth of yours."
"Pinkie, when did you get the time to go to Zecora's and get this? "I asked disbelieved, "and is that what she really said."
"I'm not telling, and no her exact words were 'give this to him and a tooth will grow, but be warned this will cause a lot of pain for a new row.'"
"OK, now that sounds like her, "I stopped to the gourd and looked at it and said, "well it can't be worse than the Poison Joke brew, "and with that I guzzled everything in the gourd and waited for results after a while nothing happened, "huh, I guess it was just a…, "all of sudden pain racked in head, for it felt like pair of pillars are pulling out a tooth in the gap, "holy crap, I stand corrected this is much worse, because this is serious agonizing painful, "I cried out as put my hoof on my mouth to put pressure on the pain to lessen it, this went on for about three minutes and then it stopped, "son of a bi-scuit, "I said doing a word swap quickly so nopony would hear me swear, "that hurts, why did it make so much pain? Applebloom only chipped a tooth, and yet she didn't experience that much pain."
"Zecora also said to me in case you said that, "Pinkie then recited what the zebra said to her, "if he is complaining about Applebloom's tooth repair being sooth, it was because she has a tooth and he didn't, so tell him stop being uncouth."
I stared at her, "ok, now that is just freaky."
"She also said, 'it's not freaky of how I do my thinking, now if you'll mind stop questioning my brains bringing', "Pinkie added with a smile.
"Ah, ah, "was I can say as I heard that, this caused everypony to laugh at my stupor. After the laughing cooled down Twilight asked, "So what are going to do about Nightmare? "
"Nothing, "answered the least likely pony room, the princess of the moon, Luna.
"Wait… huh? "I said feeling my mind freeze again, "what do you mean nothing?"
"Remember I was Nightmare Moon for more than a thousand years, I know how it thinks, "Luna looked up from the floor at us and continues, "it will lay low for a while gathering strength to get revenge, so all we can do is prepare for its' return."
"Princess it is actually Star and I that Nightmare will come after, because we were the one to best her, "Arcana said to Luna, "ya, it's us it's after, you guys stay out of this, we don't want you to get hurt, because of us."
"No can do there partner, "Applejack stepping forward, "if you're in this mess, then we will also help."
"Ya, we all are loyal to each of our friends, "Dash proudly stated.
"I don't want that old smoky meany ruining anymore parties, "Pinkie said getting serious.
"And besides, she needs to pay for what it did to your gala attire."
"Um… I don't want it to hurt anypony… or creatures anymore."
"We will always be there for our friends, old or new, "Twilight smiling, and I think I saw a glimmer in her eyes, but I wasn't sure.
Arcana and I sat there shocked that our friends are willing to be at our sides. Arcana started to get teary and said, "thanks everypony, I wasn't so sure that Star and I weren't able to beat Nightmare, but now that I know that you, my friends, are going to be at our side, I will never give up."
"Same here, knowing that my friends are there, I will bravely face anything Nightmare will throw at me and I will return it will my best, "I said, gaining smiles from everypony in the room.
With everypony enjoying each other's company nopony noticed that Star and Arcana eyes slightly changed colored.
Few hours later
"Ugh, this is so boring, "I heard Star said in the bed next to me, I looked up from my book that I got from my birthday and over to him and saw him rubbing his face in boredom.
"How much longer do we have to stay here?"
"The doctor said at least one more day, and I told you should've asked one of our friends to get you something to do while we're here, and stop whining."
"I'm not whining, I'm stating a fact, and besides why do we still have to be here?"
"Sigh, because the doctor said we were exposed to large amounts dangerous magic, and they need to make sure that we are ok and wouldn't get sick later."
"Fine, "Star said slumping down in her bed. I turned my attention back to my book and started reading the book I got from my birthday Ancient History and Stories of Myths, as I was going through index of it a story caught my eye.
The unicorn with the rainbow wings that save the peace of Equestria, this looks interesting, I thought and I started reading.
Long ago at the time when Equestria was founded, disharmony had made its way back into the heart of the three tribe leaders causing the coldness to return to the fragile peace of the land, as the coldness was about to consumed the land a unicorn mare with rainbow wings stepped up and confronted the disharmony in the three tribe leader's heart, she defeated the disharmony and peace returned to the land, In return for her help, a great mage gave the mare a object infused with magical properties, and then she disappeared mysteriously as she appeared.
After I finished reading this tale I put down the book and thought, why does this all sound so familiar, and then I hear sounds of intense concentration coming from Star's bed, I looked over and saw Star holding his front hooves in the air with his face turning red from whatever he is trying to do.
"Star, what the hay are you doing? "I said making him lose his concentration and let out a breath that he was holding in.
"Remember what I did to Nightmare's spell that was going to hit you."
"Ya how can I forget about that?"
I was on the ground, weary for the assault I received from Nightmare, I got up slowly as I saw Star walking away from me turning Nightmare's attention to him than to me, he was talking to it, but all I could hear muffled sounds, and I then saw Nightmare swung back to me and release the spell towards me.
As I saw the spell coming at me I heard Star cry out, "NNNNOOOOO! "he then jumped in front of me prepare to take the hit, and then the space in front of him split open and a vortex of light appears, and then another vortex appears behind me. Nightmare's spell went inside the vortex in front of him and shot out of the on behind me, destroying a statue that was in its' new target.
"So that's where the spell went to, well anyway, that is what I am trying to do, "he then shock his head in frustration, "but it seems that I can't do it again."
"Well with unicorns, it takes emotions or memories to trigger their magic, and then they are usually able to control it after that, "I explained, "so remember what you did to trigger that magic you have, and also don't forget, you need to have a goal to make it fully effective."
"Alright I will give it a try, "he then closed his eyes as he tried to duplicate the phenomenal he did at the gala to protect me. "Taking in deep breaths will also help with your control, and concentrate at what you did, "I added and then I heard him take in deep breaths. I saw his facial expression relaxed like he was in a calm state, and then he lifted his forelegs up and made a motion like he was parting something, all of a sudden, a ball of light appears at the opposite end of his location.
The ball of light of light grew to it was like the one at the gala and what fall out was a single book, I sat there amazed at what I am seeing, "Star you are doing it, "I said praising him, but I spoke to soon for a lot more books fell out of the vortex and hit the floor with repeating thuds. This caused Star to lose focus and to open his eyes in surprise. The vortex faded away leaving the only trace that it was there was the large amount of books lying around on the floor.
We looked at the mess surprised at what happened, and then a nurse came into the room, and then she saw the pile of books, "what happened in here, and where did all those book come from? "she demanded to know.
"Sorry nurse, that will be my fault, "Star said with a sheepish grin on his face, when he said that he got a stupor looked from the nurse, after she gathered her wits she said, "You? But you're not a unicorn you're a pegasus, only unicorns can perform magic."
"With him being an exception, "I said butting into the conversation, the nurse look at me and was about to say something, but I quickly interrupted her by saying, "don't ask me how he does it, I don't know and he doesn't know either also."
The nurse just shook her head and left the room saying something about this is crazy, when she closed the door I grabbed a book in my magic and brought it close to me, "Daring Do and the Griffon's Goblet, "I read the title questioning at Star, he gave me embarrassed look and said, "What? It's a good series, I am currently reading that one, but only that book was one the nightstand in my room."
But then a wisp of smoke came through the open window and turned into a scroll and landed on my lap, "Whom is it from and what does it say? "Star asked as I picked it up and opened it, "it's from Twilight, and it says: Star I know it was you, because nopony could've done what you did, now give them back or else, Twilight."
"Ok note to self never do that again with Twilight's books, "Star said nervously, "And Arcana, can you help me, because I don't know how to send yet."
"Sure, but you owe me, "I concentrated and the pile of books disappeared in a flash leaving me with the book I have in my hooves, which I tossed to him, "now here, don't cause any more trouble."
As I was about to get back to reading my book another wisp of smoke came through the window and turned it into another scroll, but this one had the seal of Luna's cutie mark on it.
"Is that another letter from Twilight? "Star asked leaning over the bed trying to see, "no it looks like it is from Princess Luna, I answered opening the letter and read it out loud, "dear Arcana, I need the assistance of your special abilities, I will explain we get here to the castle, and don't worry you already have been checked out of the hospital, now prepare for transportation in a minute after this letter is opened, from the princess of the moon, Luna."
"Wait what, right now?"
Star's answer was a flash of blue light and next thing I know I found myself on the floor of a room, I looked around and saw that I was in a ruined hall with tools and other repairing equipment laying around the room, slabs of stone, wait is this the ballroom from that night, dang we did a number on this place at least they fixed the windows first, and in the middle of the room stood Princess Luna examining something on the floor.
"Thanks for the warning, "I said sarcastically, Luna looked at me and said ether ignoring or oblivious to my sarcasm, "ah good I see that my letter had arrived to you intact, come over here I have something to show you."
I walked over to where the Princess was and looked down, and what I saw took my breath away. On the floor below me was a big transmutation circle, for what propose I wasn't able to figure out, "the repair team uncovered this when one of the workers discovered it after when he removed a piece of tile, this diagram appears to made of a gem like materials, and we also detected hints of old magic in it, but the strange thing is, that no unicorn was able to get it to become active, including me and my sister."
"Whoa really?" I was surprised that not even the princesses were able to make this diagram active.
Luna nodded and continues, "then I remembered one of the letters that my sister received from Twilight, talking about you and your abilities and connections to this kind of magic, so can you see what this diagram is used for?"
"Sure I'll give it a try, "I walk around the circle, examining it like an art critique does with a particularly rare piece of art, taking in all the symbols, lettering and all of the complexities of it, after a while something was realized to me and I said, "I don't know what this spell does to tell you the truth Luna, "Luna looked down when she received the piece of news, "but…" this immediately perked her up, "I know why you or your sister and other unicorns couldn't get this spell active."
"What is it? Because this diagram must have been here since the time this castle had been built, and what propose does it serve?"
"Well the reason you couldn't get it active is because this isn't complete."
"How can you tell?"
"I don't really now…, "I answered then walked over to the center of the diagram and pointed, "but you see these two symbols here? "Luna nodded, "well it's incorrect, it should be one symbol not two, "Luna looked surprised and asked, "can you correct it and will it then the spell work?"
"I can, and in theory it should work, but as you said, there is ancient magic involved here, so I don't know what will happen, "I explained. I concentrated on the two symbols in the middle of the spell, but as I was about to make the two symbols into one I warned Luna, "you might want to step back princess, just in case, "Luna took a couple of steps back away from the diagram, I resumed and concentrated on the symbols. My horn and the two symbols lit up with its' familiar white glow, I saw the two symbols liquefied and started to come together like oil on water, when they finally connected it form a single symbol now. On the outside was a circle that resembles what looks like a clock's face, resting near the bottom of the circle laid a smaller circle that has what looks like door with a key outline running down the door.
As it stopped moving and solidified, I felt my mind go blank and I reached out with my hoof to touch the symbol, I heard Luna said something, but I didn't or couldn't understand it, for my mind had one thing; to activate the spell.
I touched the symbol and the whole diagram lit up with the same whiteness as my aura, and then I felt my magical reserves draining from me and into the spell, I looked up and saw Princess Luna coming at me, but she was soon stopped as she reached the edge of transmutation diagram. I saw the princess's mouth moving, but I couldn't hear anything she is saying. Luna's horn glowed light blue probable to break this spell, but before she could do that, I felt the last drop from my reserves drain into the spell. I fell unconscious as there was a bright flash.
A bright flash pierced into my head, I woke up and sat up in my bed in a panic, I looked around and saw that nothing happened. I looked down and saw the Daring Do book open on my chest, I must have fallen asleep, so it was just a dream, as soon I finished that thought a wisp of smoke came through the window and turned into a scroll and landed in my lap.
I picked it up and saw that it had Luna's seal on it. I opened it and read it:
Something terrible has happened, while Arcana and I were investigating an ancient spell, Arcana had somehow activate it, causing me to be seal off from her, as I was about to break the spell Arcana disappeared in flash of light. I tried to find her with a location spell, Star I don't know how to say this, but Arcana is missing and I can't find her anywhere, I'm sorry.
When I finished reading the letter I got up from my bed and ran out of the room in a panic, I need to get to the castle immediately, I thought as I concentrated and disappeared in a white flash.
I felt myself lying on a bed of sorts, I slowly opened my eyes, when I opened them my vision was blurred. I blinked my eyes to clear the blurriness from my eyes. I saw that I was in what resembles Zecora's hut, except that it was made of stone. In the center of the room stood a table and it sat an old gray pony stallion with white mane and tail with his back to me, I don't know why, but this pony seems to be familiar.
The pony must have realized that he was being watched, for he turned around revealing a horn and a long white beard, stating that he was a unicorn and an old one at that. He saw me awake and said to me smiling, "Ah glad to see you awake, I found you at the building site with hint of magic in the air and your magical reserves dangerously low, but that is over now, you must be hungry, for you have been asleep for a day, since I found, now come and eat."
"Where am I? "I asked getting up from the bed and dizzyingly making my way to the table, "careful, "the unicorn warned, "your magical reserves were dangerously low, but you are still weak, and you're in Equestria, "the unicorn said getting up from the table and made his way to a pot in the far side of the room.
"But I was already in Equestria, "I said as he came back with two bowls of stew in a white magical grasp and set one in front of me, "Really? hum, you must have gotten here with the first group of travelers then, now eat get your strength back up."
I dig into the stew and found it delicious, after I finished it I asked, "so where in Equestria I am?"
"Cantorlot, well soon to be anyway, "he answered as he finished his bowl of stew .
He look up from his meal and gave me a questioning look, "Really you don't know, wow whatever spell you did, must have knocked out some senses out of you, here I'll show you, "he got up and walked to the door, but before he opened it he asked me, "terribly sorry, but I didn't get your name."
"It's Arcana and you?"
"Well, Miss Arcana, "he said as he opened the door and showed me what's outside, "I'm Starswirl the Bearded and I welcome you to our little settlement, Cantorlot."
Then all the questioning looks and sayings made sense now, because outside I saw only a few buildings up and more are currently being build, only one thought went through my mind.
Oh shit, I'm in the past, and then I fainted, again.
Sorry about the late update everypony, but I had computer problems and life getting in the way and major writers block, but I got over that, I hope you all enjoyed this chapter.