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Golden Skies


I'm just a writer trying to perfect his craft. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Je parle français et parlo italiano.

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When King Sombra returns, a shadow of his former self, he must work to recover his memories and discover what horrible creature did this to him before exacting his vengeance. Now, Twilight Sparkle has to find a way to save her assistant from his own nightmares.


Inspired (loosely) by:
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
and,
Bram Stoker's Dracula

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This is sort of an experimental fic for me. I started writing this a few months ago when I was reading some darker stories from the period of Romanticism for my English class. It's experimental because, I'm trying to recreate the same style of literary writing from the period of Romanticism. Lots of emotion and spontaneity essentially. Whether or not this works, I don't know. This story is probably going to get a lot of hate because of this writing style but, if you would be kind enough to tell me what you didn't like instead of me just assuming you're a random troll, that'd be great.
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NOTE: Some of the scenes in this story are not going to be so much filled with gore, but more just disturbing, so read at your own discretion. Or don't. I'm not the boss of you.

Chapters (14)
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Comments ( 82 )

I noticed an error in the descrption. Mary Shelley is the name of the author of Frankenstein, not Wollstonecraft.

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Oh merde, you're right. I remember when I was first thinking of how to do the title I told myself to catch myself on that. Guess I forgot. Thanks for catching that! :twilightblush:

4112595 You're welcome.:twilightsmile:

Oh boy this will be interesting. While the show can leave the impression the girls don't care for Spike, we all know this ain't true. An Sombra has just provoked six mother bears! Nine counting the other princesses and then there is Shining.

Sombra. You dun bucked up!

Not to mention one of those mama bears lives with the Lord of Chaos oh and then there is Spike himself, he took ya down once HE CAN DO IT AGAIN!

Is it creepy that I read this while listening to Pinkies Smile song?

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But no, don't worry I won't let the story be resolved that easily. :pinkiecrazy:

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:rainbowderp: Perhaps a bit... Then again Smile HD happened with the same sort of thing... :duck:
Anyway, glad you're enjoying the story! :twilightsmile:

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Oh I am sure, but I still think when it does happen, oh man when it happens!

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BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!!

Errr I mean "FOR THE GREATER GOOD!"

Let's not forget that Sombra got beaten by a baby dragon.
Let's all point and laugh at his embarrassment.

Incoming! Incoming!!!

Calling all Mane 6 and Prince and Princesses!!!! We got ourselves a shadow scarring a baby dragon. Request back-up! REPEAT: requesting back-up!!!

That nightmare sequence was really cool.

4124656
Personally, I call hacks. :trollestia:


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Thanks! Glad you liked it! I was worried people might get a bit upset by it. :twilightsmile:

4138007 I like dark material and make my favorite characters go through hell in some (not all) my stories.
:pinkiecrazy:

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Well then you sir/madame, are going to love this story.

My chest hurts now...

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Hope that's because of the story! :twilightsmile:

...Actually for legal reasons I'm not sure what stance I have on the condition of your chest.

4138025 I've forgotten to reply. Sorry.
I'm a sir. :moustache:

By the way...when is the next chapter ready?

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Its fine. :twilightsmile: To answer your question, I haven't been able to work on the story all that much due to school interfering. I'm going to try to have a new chapter up in a week or two, but it might not come until the end of May. :unsuresweetie: I'm planning on having regular updates after that though.

4298117 I understand how school can affect one to write. I don't have much time to write myself because of that. I asked mostly out of curiosity.
Good studies. :pinkiehappy:

I hope Spike tells Twilight about what's happening

Shouldn't Luna pick up Spike's horrible nightmares? Imagine her reaction to see the young drake being tortured like that.
I also hope Spike tells Twilight about the nightmares soon. Nothing good ever comes from hiding horrible dreams.
Great chapter.

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It's not easy admitting ones own faults, but he might just realize how serious this is soon enough... :pinkiecrazy:

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Glad you liked it! :twilightsmile: To be honest, I sort of forgot how I was going to have Luna fit into all of this... :twilightoops: Guess I should go figure that out! :twilightblush:

4481551 Well, I GUESS one way to go around that is to make Luna's dream jurisdiction be restricted only to ponies and not to other races.

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Perhaps... :duck: I think I might have an idea now thanks to that, but I don't want to give too much away. :twilightsmile:

First. Comment.
And woah, bruh.

Is anyone ever gonna find out about Sombra besides Spike :derpyderp2:

Sombra has Spike inder his hooves. I can't wait to see what he has planned and how Twilight will react to a gradually paranoid Spike.
I wonder if Sombra can hurt Spike physically through the dreams too.

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:trollestia:

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It's going to be an interesting discovery that I can guarantee. :twilightsmile: My own personal view is that to some degree Sombra can hurt him, but not to the extent of causing major physical wounds, at least for now...

4646019 Ever read deception? Spike had a similar problem except the guy could kill him at any time.

4646577 can't wait for next chapter

Sombra's plan is working, the Great and Honorable Spike the Brave and Glorious is sealed in an inescapable orb of self-destruction, and the worst of it all is that everyone of his friends and family will never see it coming.

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That's the idea. :twilightsmile: Sombra's a smart guy (this time around) and he won't be taking any chances in trying to exact his revenge.

4650606 But he forgot about one little thing: Detective Twilight is on the case!

He also forgets sooner or later Luna is coming to check

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I don't want to give anything away yet, but it won't be quite so easy.

If Twilight and her friends don't figure out what's happening to Spike quickly they are going to lose him forever.

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They definitely know something is up, the only real trick is putting all of the pieces together.

That being said however, I'll go ahead and be honest with you; I have no idea how I'm going to end this story. :twilightblush: I have the next couple of chapters planned in my head, but the ending? That will be an interesting bridge to cross.


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:rainbowlaugh: Well then, I see my work here is done. :twilightsmile:

4946093 How about Twilight gather her friends, and somehow go into Spike's dream?

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I've considered that, but part of me wants for Spike to have to conquer it himself. Although once again, talking with you has given me another idea. Thank you!:twilightsmile:

I hope Luna can save Spike.

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