Bracelets, I always hated them, the only jewelry of any sort I wore willingly was my necklace. Which was the symbol of the Celtic god of earth. But bracelets, UGH. Ugly things.
“So what is this thing exactly?" I asked looking at the strange perfectly fitting bracelet "Simple, It’s a limiter, you see the base there? Those gems will glow depending on how much power is being limited, if the ruby glows it’s at the maximum of its limitation capability. So try not to use that much power."
I looked at the gems, ranging from a diamond to a ruby with an emerald in the center and a topaz closest to the ruby; I could appreciate the irony, white to green to yellow to red. "Right, so shouldn’t I TRY and break this thing? We want to see how much power I have right?" I wanted to break it.
It was ugly. I hated it. Plus, without one on the other wrist I wasn’t symmetrical, the OTHER reason I hated bracelets. "Is there anything else? A necklace? A ring? EW no, never mind, no ring, a necklace?" Celestia looked almost hurt when I asked that.
"Do you not like the bracelet? Is it the color?" God damn her! "No I just hate bracelets. They chafe after a while, this one looks like ass with the shade of purple it is, the color is completely off to the rest of my clothes the gems are stupid, but understandable and frankly the thing is just ugly." Damn her!
"Oh... I see.... Well I suppose that yes perhaps a test is in order... Meet me in the gardens at sun-down, Luna dear, you'd best get ready the time is coming." Celestia looked scorned as she walked away, I wanted to punch myself. "That was...Harsh. But perhaps she can help us pick a name for you." Oh right, name.
I silently stormed out to the gardens hoping for a few minutes of silence when I saw thorn. Also known as "That servant pony from the library" trying to get an apple off of a tree, not sure why, there were tons in the kitchen.
But I walked up behind her, reached up and grabbed the apple, trees were short. It was funny. But anyway, I held the apple down for her and she did take it, with noticeably less flinching then before, as I sat against one of the hedges and watched her I figured I’d give my new equestrian tongue a try. "Nice day today...”
She stared, eyes wide as her mouth decided to stop chewing and allowed all the fruit to fall to the ground, it was almost comical. "You...Can speak?" Been getting that a lot today... "Yea, learning equestrian with Princess Luna today. That’s why we've been together talking the whole day."
She visibly relaxed after a few moments of silence. "I suppose it’s too late to apologize huh?" I said to her still looking at the dusk worn sky. "Apologize?" She squeaked at me. It was cute. "For scaring you. I understand I’m not like any creature from Equestria. So I'm sorry for scaring you."
I could feel her staring at me thinking about what to say next. "I...I'm sorry for being scared. It was silly. You’re a nice...Uh...Thing. And it was rude of me to assume you would hurt me. Especially after the princess stormed in all worried." We chatted until the sun went down, most of the conversations ending with a quick "Thanks" or something else. Before she decided it was time to go home.
Home. There’s something I don't care to remember. I stood and walked further into the gardens where Celestia waited. I walked up to her and started immediately "Celestia I’m sorry about what I said about the bracelet being ugly It’s just, you asked for my opinion so I gave it and unfortunately I don't know when to use the "A lie is easier to take" Rule very well. So I’m asking that you forgive me, you don't have to but I’m still going to try."
I looked her right in the eye trying as best I could to not hug her with the face she was making, until she started laughing. "Was it something I said?" I was confused. ‘No, dear. It’s just. I also thought a bracelet was a bad Idea, however I never thought about a necklace, that’s why I’m asking to test it now. If you pour too much power into it, the bracelet will shatter, allowing us to replace It."
....WHAT? "So wait. You WANT me to break your bracelet because you also thought it was hideous and never thought a necklace would be better?"
She smiled and nodded. "Okay. So...The spell you use, can it be placed onto things that already exists? And also, is there a way to like, select how much strength is being blocked?" She nodded again.
"The gems, they are also buttons, the further in, the more strength, If the diamond is pressed you will have full power, however, only the wearer can change the setting and they can only do it by choice, consciously. Brushing against it would never change the setting, and also, yes. I can build the settings into something you've already got on you." She knew I had the necklace.
One press of the ruby later I didn't feel any different. "So...What now?" Her horn glowed surrounding a large boulder in the distance and effortlessly lifting it over my head, she began to slowly drop it. "Oh. Right" I pressed my hands to the bottom of the boulder and pushed up causing the ruby in my bracelet to shine like a small sun before shattering along with the bracelet.
"Uh... Right. That was way too easy; you did that on purpose didn't you." Celestia smiled and placed the boulder next to me. She then held out her hoof. "Want a hand-hoof shake or something, what?" I said staring at her. "The necklace please." Oh, she’s good.
I took off my necklace and placed it in her hoof. "It will be ready...When it’s ready." That was when Luna ran outside, the sun was set. The moon was up. "Sister wait!" She called running to Celestia. "The name he currently possesses cannot be said in our language. He needs an equestrian name." She said the last part quietly, like it offended me.
"Oh right. Well. What would you like your name to be?" Celestia asked me with little to no shits being given.
"Well, I suppose if it’s my choice I want something cool. Like...Death bringer, Deebs for short. Or some such. But given where I am, how about Eclipse?" I liked it, Eclipse. Had an air of mystery. Plus I had learned the word in equestrian earlier, one of the first actually.
The sisters shared a look. "Eclipse? That is what you wish to be known as?" I smiled at Luna. "Yea...Yea! I like it. If my real name is no longer available to me. Then eclipse I shall be." They nodded as Celestia disappeared and I was led to my room.
With a fixed door, and the knowledge to pull I made it in. door way, unharmed. Success. As I walked to the bed I realized Luna was following me. "What’s up Luna?" I asked getting up into the bed. "Clothes. Tomorrow were heading to a tailor. And getting you a bath." I looked at her like she was crazy. But then I realized. I did smell two days of a lot of shit can do that.
"Alright." I agreed "But only if we can get more éclairs!" I laughed. Something was bothering Luna though. She just nodded and left. Was it something I said? I figured I could think about it tomorrow. Right now. Sleepy...