There’s a saying that harmony can’t live without chaos, I am not so sure about that.
It’s been two weeks since Miyu and Fay had moved to Ponyville, they have gotten along with the girls except Dash. All she have done is ask them to teach her some tricks so she can impress the Wonderbolts and the answer she has gotten every time is, do it yourself. But begging Dash, she didn’t listen so it eventually Mitu had to threaten her and that got her to shut up.
When it came to Miyu and Fay arriving in Equestria, the had somehow age backwards. I have no idea how that works, they were around thirty before they arrived here and when they arrived, they were twenty two. That was seven years ago and now they are twenty nine, my head hurts. Falco wasn’t too happy that they were both pegasus, that’s for sure. He always complain that he is an earth pony not a Pegasus.
And here’s the pest part, after what happened to Diamond Tiaras and Shadow, Miyu had flown to Cloudsdale to get the entire Wonderbolt team to sign a poster to Shadow. Shadow was probably the most happies bat pony in Equestria when she got that poster, Miyu and Fan also signed it. I don’t think she will let Diamond get that poster.
I am currently walking towards Rarity’s place, I had her working on a little project of mine, crystals you can talk through like a walk talkie. If there’s anyone who can make that happened, it’s her. There’s was one problem and that was crystals but luckily for I knew three Diamond dogs that can help her, I can still believe I am their boss, considering I can’t remember beating there leader.
When I arrived at her place, I open the door I was meet by that bloody smell that is perfume, I still don’t understand why she has to have so much of that stuff. “Rarity, are you in here?” I said out loud.
“I am in here darling.” That came from her work room and why that darling talk? I hate it.
I entered the room and saw her sitting by her desk working on a crystal, I decided to wait until she was done which didn’t take long.
She was sitting with her back to me, she then turned around to face me throwing her arms up in the air. “I have done it.” She stop for a moment. “I think.” She went back to her work bench. “I really hope that they will work.”
I walk over to her. “Did you do it, yes or no?” On the bench lay two purple crystals.
“To be perfectly honest, I have no idea. I haven’t test them yet.” That make sense.
You are probably wondering what we are talking about, I ask Rarity to make some communication crystals that we could talk through. I have been wanting to ask her to make some for a while, but I have never done it, I am not sure why.
“Why don’t we test them now, I’ll take one outside and you will keep the other one, once I am outside I will use mine and then will we see if they work or not.”
Rarity nodded. “That will work.” She handed one of them to me, I took it. “Once you are outside just hold it in your hand and just think that you want to talk through it, then talk and I should hear you.” I nodded and went outside.
Once I was outside, I did as Rarity said then then the crystal start to glow. I spoke. “Rarity, can you hear me?” I waited in suspense.
“YES, I CAN HEAR YOU, IT WORKS.” That was a little too loud for me.
“Did you really had to shout?” I told her through the crystal.
“Sorry, I was so happy that it work.” She answered in a much calmer voice.
“I am glad you are happy I’m coming back inn.” I walk back inn.
Once inside I walk into her work room I could see that she had the big smile on her face. “I can’t believe it work we talk through the crystal.”
I look down on the crystal. “I got to admit it Rarity, I’m impressed that you managed to do it.” I told while looking at her.
She placed a hand on her chest. “I take bride in my work, but I am curious why you didn’t ask Sunset or Twilight, they are better than me when it comes to magic.”
“That might be true but when it’s comes to crystals, you are probably the best.”
That might her smile. “And I am grateful that you chose me.” She then look at the crystal in her hand. “Where did you come up with the idea to use crystals like this? I would never have thought about this.”
“Well, back in my world we just radio waves to communicate which each other’s, and…” I could see that confused her. “Right, you don’t know what radio waves is.” I wasn’t sure how to explain this, then I look at the crystal again. “Ok, you used magic to make these crystals, correct?” She nodded. “Then you can say that radio waves are like the way we talked through these, it’s like magic waves. Does that makes sense to you?” I hope it did, I am not sure if I understood it.
“What’s your saying that the magic is this radio waves you are talking about.” I guess that’s work, I just nodded. “I am not sure if I understand it, so I am going you say that this radio waves makes that you can talk to others over great distances.”
“That about sums it up by the was Rarity, what’s the ranges of these crystals?”
She shrugged her shoulders. “I have no idea.” She tossed the other one to me and I managed to catch it. “You have to find that out for yourself.”
I placed both of them in my pockets. “I’ll figure something out, what do I owe you for this?”
She waved her hands. “You don’t own me nothing Fox, just working on these and knowing that they work is enough for me.” I really wish she would stop begging so generous.
“Rarity, I don’t care what you are saying, I am paying you for these crystals, end of story.” AJ isn’t the only one who can be stubborn.
She wanted to protest but I gave her a look that said don’t, she then threw her hands up in defeat. “Fine, you can pay, 50 bites.”
I had no idea if that was right or not. “Alright, you have your money in a few days.” I told her.
Then we heard the door open. “Rarity, are you here?” That was Twilight.
“I’m in here dear.”
Twilight entered the room and she was surprised to see me. “Fox, what are you doing here?”
“What? I’m not allowed to visit a friend anymore?”
She was taken back of what I said. “Of course, you are I just thought Rarity was alone.” I could see that she was nervous, why? I have no idea.
“Twilight dear, is there something you want?” Rarity ask the book worm.
She nodded. “Yes, princess Celestia send me a letter and told us that we had to come to Canterlot, it’s stood in the letter that it was urgent.” Urgent? Interesting. “She is sending a chariot and it will land near Fluttershy’s house.”
“Very well I will meet you there, I just have to finished up here.”
That made Twilight smile. “Good, I just have to get Pinkie and Dash.” She then ran out the door.
“Well, that was strange.” I said while looking at the door.
“What do you mean Fox?”
I look at her white unicorn was busy putting away her stuff. “Don’t you think it’s a little weird that Celestia suddenly summoned you and the rest of the girls, she hasn’t done that before.”
Rarity started to put away the stuff she had been using. “I think you are you overacting Fox, maybe the princess just want to see us.” Somehow I doubt that.
“Can I come, to see you off?”
She blink a few times. “Sure, I don’t see why not.” I gave her a nod.
Once me and Rarity arrived at Shy’s house, we could see the rest of the girls there, even Ace and Abyssal was there. I could understand Ace but not Abyssal, Ace is dating Pinkie but Abyssal isn’t dating any of them, I know he likes AJ but that’s it.
As we walked towards them I could see that the girls was talking probably what Celestia wanted with them, the chariot had not arrived yet. Ace and Abyssal was standing not far from them, they were also talking.
The first one to notice us was Twilight and again she was surprised to see me. “Fox, what are you doing here?” Again? What’s wrong with her.
“Why do you keep saying that? I’m allowed to see you all off.” I then look around. “Why aren’t Sunset here?” I knew that would confused them, but I had to try.
Twilight tilted her head to the side. “Why would Sunset be here? She is not one of the elements.” That’s one side of the story, the wrong one.
I stretched out my hand. “Well, good luck out there Twilight.” She hesitated a little, but she took it and when she did I pulled her in and gave her a hug. “Hope you all come back safe.” I let her go and then I want back to the town, leaving the very confused. Also, the chariot was arriving.
Ace and Abyssal just was as Fox gave Twilight a hug and then walk away.
“What was that about?” said Ace.
“You didn’t see it?” Ace look at Abyssal with a confused face. “Fox dropped something in Twilight’s pocket, I don’t know what.”
“Why would he do that.” Ace ask him.
“I don’t know but I am going to find out.”
As Ace and Abyssal went after Fox while the chariot took the six girls to Canterlot.
Once I got back into to town I went straight to the library, if there was one pony in town who wanted to know what was going on the castle, it would be Sunset. As I walk I just remember something, Shadow’s class was on a field trip to Canterlot, I just hope nothing bad happened to them or Shadow.
Once I arrived at the library I sat down in one of the benches that Sunset had placed there, I then took out the crystal from my pocket but before I could test it. “What’s that?” I look up and saw Ace and Abyssal looking at me and the crystal.
“This is are communication crystals and right now I am going to test if they work, I’m going to listen in on the girls and see how far I can hear with these crystals.” I told them.
They gave me a blank look. “So, you are spying on them?” Abyssal ask me.
“I wouldn’t say spying, I’ll call it gathering information. I‘m just curious why Celestia summoned them to the castle.”
Abyssal was about to say something when the door to the library open and Sunset step out. “What are you three doing here?”
“Fox is spying on Twilight and the others in Canterlot with a communication crystals.” Abyssal told her.
That made grin. “Anything juice?” She ask me as she sat down beside me.
Abyssal just shook his head. “I’m leaving, I don’t want to hear something I wasn’t supposed to hear.” He then left.
“I have to go to I have to get back to work.” Ace spread his wings and flew off.
That left me and Sunset. “So, I’m guessing princess Celestia summoned Twilight and the others to Canterlot because of the elements of harmony.”
“You know that’s not going to work considering they need us.”
“I know that Sunset but what should we do? Join them? Who knows what Celestia would do to us, don’t you remember what happened at the castle in Everfree?”
Sunset rubbed her forehead. “All too well. Alright, I get what you are saying.”
“Good. Since you are the smart one, how long will it take them to get to Canterlot?”
She placed a hand on her cheek. “Well, if they were traveling with train it would take them about forty to forty five minutes. But, if they are traveling with chariot, which they probably are doing, I would say ten minutes.”
I nodded. “Alright, let’s see if this crystal works.”
Before I could active it. “How well have you test them?” Sunset ask me.
“Not much, only a few meters.” I confessed. Sunset was about to say something, but I cut her off. “But, I trust Rarity and I am pretty sure she knows what she is doing.” That made her shut her mouth. Rarity might not be on Sunset and Twilight’s level when it comes to magic, but I trust her in this.
Time to test them. Rarity said that I had to focus so I did, I focus that I wanted to listen the crystal started to glow and then…
“I wonder what the princess want with us.” That was Dash, it worked.
I look at Sunset with a winning smile, she just rolled her eyes. “Alright, they work. Let’s just listen to them.” She wasn’t happy and I didn’t care.
We listen to them and they mostly talked about what Celestia wanted with them, which they didn’t know, it was boring. Then they finally landed in the garden at the castle, then they were brought in to Celestia’s throne chamber.
Twilight. “Princess Celestia, we came as fast as we could.” This should be interesting.
Celestia. “Thank you Twilight, thank you all.”
Twilight. “What’s going on? Why did you summoned us?”
Celestia. “I summoned you all because I need your help. Follow me.” They were walking a bit. “I’ve called you all here for a matter of great importance. It seems an old foe of mine, someone I thought I had defeated along ago has returned.” That sounds bad. “His name… is Discord.”
I look over to Sunset. “Have you ever heard that name before?” She shook her head. “Me neither.”
Celestia continued to speak. “Discord is the mischievous spirit of disharmony. Before my sister and I stood up him, he ruled Equestria in a state of unhappiness and unrest.” Why do I feel like that Celestia isn’t telling the whole truth. “Luna and I saw how miserable life was for earth ponies, unicorns and pegasai alike.”
I look over to Sunset. “Do you believe what she is saying?” I ask her.
She shook her head. “Not really, I got the feeling she is hiding something.”
“I’m glad we agree on that.”
We were about to listen more. ”What are you two doing?” It was Falco.
He was standing in front of us. “Twilight and the girls are in Canterlot with Celestia and we are listing on them.”
That made him smile. “Anything juice.” He ask while standing beside me, typical Falco.
“Just that someone named Discord the mischievous spirit of disharmony has returned.”
Falco snorted when he heard the name. “Discord? What kind of name is that.”
I just ignored him and went back to listening on the girls and Celestia. “This is Canterlot tower, where the elements are kept inside, ever since you all recovered them. I need you to wield the elements of harmony once again and stop Discord before he thrusts Equestria into eternal chaos.”
“Hold on a minute.” Me and Sunset look at Falco. “The elements aren’t in Canterolt, you told me you and the others hid them after you saved Luna.”
“We did and I have no idea why she is telling the girls this.” I told him.
Back to the crystal. “You six showed the full potential of the elements by harnessing the magic of your friendship to beat a might foe. Although Luna I once wielded the elements, it is you who now control their power, and it you who must stop Discord.”
Those words made Falco gag. “That might be worst speech I have heard in my life, those she really think that friendship is magic or something? What an ego.” I was about to say, ‘you’re the one to talk’, but I didn’t.
Let’s hear more. “Have no fear ponies, I have total confidence that you will be able to defeat Discord… with these.” We heard them gasp and then few moments of silences.
Then Twilight spoke. “The elements, they’re gone.”
Before we could say anything, we heard a new voice through the crystal who was laughing. “My dear Twilight Sparkle, the elements was never there to begin with.” It was Discord.
Celestia. “Discord, what have you done with the elements?”
Discord. “Really Celestia? Are you going to play this little game of yours.” Then we heard a sighed. “Fine, I guess I’ll play along to, for my amusement and for those three who are listing on us.” All three of eyes widen, how the hell did he knew?
Twilight. “Listing? What are you talking about.”
Discord. “It’s dosen’t matter, let’s get on with the show. If you can solve my riddle then you find your elements.” Why is he doing this? I told the girls to hide their elements after we saved Luna, I just hope they did it. “To retrieve your missing elements, just make sense of these change of events. Twists and turns are my master plan, then find the elements back where you began.”
We are not sure what happened next, we heard Shy talk then Twilight “Twists and turns, twists and turns.” We heard her walk. “Twist and turns, that’s it. I bet Discord hid the elements in the palace labyrinth.”
Right after she said those word, Sunset smack herself in the face. “You got to be kidding me.”
I raised an eye brown. “Are they not in the labyrinth?” I ask her.
“No, they are not. Didn’t Twilight listen to what Discord said? To retrieve your missing elements, just make sense of these change of events. Twists and turns are my master plan, then find the elements back where you began.” Me and Falco were lost. “Discord never said the elements were in the labyrinth, we have to go back to where we began. The book.”
Falco. “Which book?”
Sunset was about to yell at him. “Easy Sunset, Falco wasn’t here when it happened.” That made her calm down. “She means the book they used to learn about the elements of harmony.”
Falco nodded. “Ok, make sense that he would hide them there, but why? Why is Discord doing this? What does he get out of all this?” That was a good question.
Then we heard Twilight talk again. “Alright girls, let’s go int the labyrinth and find out elements.”
That made Sunset react. “Oh my… are they really going into the labyrinth, are the stupide or something? Fox, can I talk to them?”
I nodded. “Yes.” I handed het the crystal. “Just think that you want to talk through it and then speak.”
She took the crystal and started to speak. “Twilight, can you hear me?”
There was a moment of silence before we heard them respond. “Did we just hear Sunset?” Said Twilight.
“Yes, you heard me in the crystal that’s…” She look at me. “Where did you place the crystal on here?”
I blinked a few times. “Oh right, right front pocket.”
She went back to the crystal. “Check your right front pocket.”
We waited. “Hey, when did this crystal get there?” She found it.
Rarity. “That’s one of the communication crystals I made for Fox.”
“Fox? When did he place this in my… he did it when he hug me. They have been spying on us.” That made the other gasp.
“Yes, we are all horrible and we are going to Tartarus. That dosen’t matter right now, what’s matter right now is that you are making a mistake, the elements are not in the labyrinth.”
There were silence again. “Of course, it is Discord said it.” Said Twilight.
Sunset was getting a little impatient. “No, he didn’t, did you even listen to what he said?” Silence. “Oh my… To retrieve your missing elements, just make sense of these change of events. Twists and turns are my master plan, then find the elements back where you began. He did not mention that the elements are in the labyrinth, they are in Ponyville, more specific the library.”
Again, silence. Then Twilight spoke. “No, I refused to believe you, the elements are in the labyrinth not in Ponyville and I will not fail the princess.” Then the crystal stop glowing.
“Twilight, can you hear me?` What hell happened?” Sunset ask me.
“She must have destroyed the crystal.” I told her while taking the crystal she had. “The crystal should be glowing when it’s working.” I tried the crystal, nothing.
“What do we do now? They are in the wrong place, probably walking into a trap.” Said Sunset while looking at me.
“Why are you asking me?”
“Why not? You usually know what to do, you have solved most of the problems in the town since you got here.”
I hate to admit it, but she is right, I have solved most them. The winter wrap up and the Parasprites, Pinkie did most of the job on that one, but I believe her.
“Fine, go and get your element while I head home to fine mine and Twilight’s.”
We stood up and were about to go when Falco spoke up. “What about me? I might not be one of the elements, but I want to help.”
“Head into town and see if any pony needs help, we haven’t seen it yet, but something tells me Discord is going to create chaos.”
He saluted. “Got it.” He ran into town while I walk home, Sunset walk back into the library.
Meanwhile with the girls. Twilight had just shattered the crystal on the ground. “Twilight, why did you do that? It took me three days to make it.” Said Rarity as she bent down to collect the remaining of the crystal.
“I did it because I didn’t want to listen to her lies, the elements are in the labyrinth not the library.” She turned around and was about to walk into the labyrinth.
“Are you sure about that Twilight.” The purple unicorn stop dead in her track. “Did you even listen to what Discord said.” Said the farm pony.
Twilight turned around to face Applejack. “You can’t be serious? Do you really believe Sunset?” She asked her friend.
“I don’t doubt you Twilight, but Sunset word make sense Discord never said that the elements are in the labyrinth.”
Twilight look at AJ in disbelief. “What’s wrong with you? Don’t you trust me?”
“I do trust you Twilight, but I have known Sunset longer that you and she had never lied to me before.”
Twilight couldn’t believe what she was hearing, she look at the rest of the girls. “What about the rest of you? Do you believe me?” She ask them.
Rarity stood up after collecting the pieces of the crystal. “Is not that we don’t believe you Twilight but what Sunset said makes sense, Discord never said that the elements are in the library.” Dash, Fluttershy and Pinkie nodded in agreement.
“I can’t believe it, I never thought that you five would turn on me, my best friends.” Some tears came from her eyes. “Fine, if you all want to leave then do it, I will find them on my own.”
Twilight was about to walk into the labyrinth when they heard Discord spoke. “Oh boy, this is to good. I had something planned for you all, but Twilight is doing most of the job for me.” He then appeared over them. “I think you all need a little push.” He then snap his claw and the labyrinth appeared around the, then wings of the pegasis disappeared and the horns to the unicorn. “Now you don’t have a choice, if you all want to find the elements you have to solve the maze.” He then gave them a smile that made the shutter. “Good luck.” He then disappeared.
The walk home was a weird one because I saw pink clouds in the sky and the weather team was chasing them? If this Discord is the mischievous spirit of disharmony, he doesn't have a vivid imagination. Pink clouds? That’s something a kid would come up with.
Once I entered my house, I went straight to the door that lead to the basement and walk down the stairs. Once down there, I took the crowbar and the shovel I had down there, I then walk over to a loose plank I pride it opened with the crowbar and then I started to dig with my shovel. Ever since that day we save Luna from the nightmare, when Celestia blasted me with a magic beam. I took Twilight’s and mine element and decided to hide them in them in the basement in a box, I thought that would be the safes. That was after I moved out from AJ’s house.
I didn’t took long before I found the box, I bent down and picked it up. When I opened it I was shook, Twilight’s element was missing. “What the fuck?” Then I heard laughter around me, then I understood who took it. “I guess you took Twilight’s elements, Discord.” I said while standing up.
“Aren’t you the clever one.” Right in front of me appeared a creature I knew was him, he had many different animal parts. A dragon tail, his legs was different with his arms, one of them was a lion paw I’m not sure what the other was. he then held out his lion paw towards me. “Discord, the mischievous spirit of disharmony. A pleasure to finally meet you Fox McCloud.” I wasn’t surprised that he knew my name.
“What do you want?” Also, I didn’t shook his hand.
He then crossed his arms and started to pout? “You are no fun, and here I thought I would introduce my self and make a new friend.” Friend? I this thing for real? He then shrugged his shoulders. “Oh well. I might tell you what I want or rather what I have done with Twilight and the others.” That made me raise an eye brown. “You see my dear Fox, a very long time ago I was imprisoned by Celestia and Luna.”
I didn’t let him finish. “I already know this part, what’s your point.”
“My point dear Fox is that I don’t want that to happened again, so I had to corrupt Twilight and the other, that also include your friend Sunset.” I wanted to say something, but I didn’t. “The last thing I need is the power of harmony and friendship to seal me in stone again.” I could help but chuckle of what he said. “What’s so funny?”
“You really don’t know?” He just gave me a blank look, the made me laugh a little. “Harmony and friendship has nothing to with the elements at all, you claim that you know a lot of things, but you know nothing.” That made him mad. “Let me ask you a question, why haven’t you corrupt me yet?”
He then started to float around me. “Oh, I really wish I could but sadly I can’t. your element isn’t an emotion like the other, it is a characteristic.” He then stopped right in front of me and look at me. “Do I know you from somewhere?” How the hell can he know me? This is the first time I have meet this freak, he then just shrugged his shoulders. “Oh well, if you will excuse me I have places to be and chaos to create.” He then disappeared.
“Well, that was something.” I said while picking up my element and placed in my pocket for now. He said he had corrupt Sunset and the others I better find out if that’s true.
Discord wasn’t lying, the girls had changed. Rarity was greedy, Pinkie wasn’t happy, Shy was mean, AJ was lying, Sunset just sat on the couch in the library doing nothing and Twilight was somehow scared. That left Dash, I found her lying on a single cloud like she didn’t care what was happening around her.
“Dash.” I called out to her she didn’t react. “For fuck sake Dash, I know you can hear me.”
She then look down at me. “What do you want Fox?”
“I want to know what do you are doing on that cloud, you know that Discord are running lose.”
“So what? That’s not my problem, I fine here in Cloudsdale.”
I couldn’t help but question what she said. “You think that cloud is Cloudsdale?”
She laid back on the cloud. “Yeap.”
Oh brother. “The real Rainbow Dash, the one I know would never abandon her friends when they needed help.” She didn’t answer me, just waved her hand. “Listen Dash, I am going to challenge Discord and if I don’t make it I want you to help the others to come back to their senses. Discord may have done something to you, but I still believe you.”
“Whatever.” I took out my element, placed it around my neck, I activated it and started to walk towards where Discord was.
Dash couldn’t help but snort of what Fox said. “If he really thinks I am going to help the others, then he’s mad. I am fine right here.” She closed her eyes and tried to relax.
“DISCORD.” Dash’s opened her eyes..
“Well, well, what do we have here? The leader himself and he’s all dressed up, what can I do for you me dear Fox?”
“I want to challenge you, a battle one on one.”
“He is going to challenge Discord? This I have to see.” She look over her cloud and saw that Fox was standing not far from Discord who was sitting on a throne.
“Really know? This little play get’s more and more interesting, I am not much of a brawler, but I guess I can make an exception this time.”
Then Dash saw both of them running towards each other’s, then their fist meet and then a bright light appeared. The light was so strong that Dash’s had to cover her eyes, when light disappeared she saw that Fox was gone.