• Published 1st May 2014
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Left With A Feather - Silver Octave

A husband gone after a laboratory explosion a mare must learn how to take care of a filly who absorbed the soul of a phoenix to live.

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Chapter 5: Blazing Rescue Mission Part 1

Author's Note:

Surprise!!!! I found some time to publish this, but the second part will take more time. I still need to edit it.

On the side note, I am almost finished with school and soon after that I'm moving on the 6th to take a one way flight from CA to NC.

Scootaloo sat under a tree at near the play ground at school with her eyes shut as she tried to relax. She enjoyed the moments she spent under the tree in the shade during the summer. School had started back up, and so many things has changed.

It'd been six months since she started her relationship with Blaze, and so far things were going smoothly. No pony knew that they were together. They had planned to keep it that way for a little while longer, and where going to tell ponies on Harths Warming. For some reason Blaze had told his mother, but Scootaloo didn't care after she heard that she promised to also keep it between them.

She stretched her wings out, and gave a long relieving yawn. Today Blaze was going to visit a doctor who specialized in Hybrids. She thought it may've been a bad business to go into seeing how it is already rare for a pony to cross species mating. Such a business was located in Canterlot, but the reasoning why he left on short notice confused her a little.

"So, I was wondering this Friday we could go the Sugar Cuber Corner to grab a smoothly?" Scootaloo asked. "It's nearing the fall, and they don't sell them again until late spring."

Blaze shook his head with a slight frown across it. "I forgot to tell you I'm not going to school tomorrow. I'm visiting a doctor who knows of my condition." He hugged her tightly. "Can we after I return on Sunday?"

Scootaloo's ears dropped behind her head. "Yeah, cool...it's fine."

Just then there was a small shadow hovering over her. "Huh?" She opened her eyes, and saw Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. "What do you want?"

"Where's that alicorn you and your friends are around?" Diamond asked.

Scootaloo stood up and started to walk away, but they followed. "He's in Canterlot, why do you want to know?"

"No reason..." Diamond said walking away. Scootaloo raised an eyebrow.

"That was too easy..." She said to herself as she ran to go find the other crusaders.

There must of been a reason why Diamond Taira asked why Blaze wasn't there, and deep down in must of been for a bad reason. After turning in her work she ran out of the school with her friends to their club house.

"Why are we running to the base?" Sweetie Bell asked.

"I think Blaze is in trouble."

"I thought he went to the doctors?" Apple Bloom added.

"He did, but don't you know Diamond's father works there on Fridays?"

"You aren't say'n?"

Scootaloo stopped the group short to the club house. "I am..." She continued. "Cutie Mark Crusaders: Rescue Ponies!"

"Yeah!" The other two chimed in.

"Ah said no Apple Bloom!" Apple Jack said for the tenth time. Apple Bloom asked if they could go to Canterlot to visit Blaze while he was at the doctors. "It's hard enough to believe you after yah lied to me about where y'all were head'n last month to the Everfree."

"Ah come on!" She wined. "I think he's in trouble. Diamond Taira-"

"That rich pony from school?" Apple Jack interrupted. "What about her?"


"He did what? Doesn't that little pony know its a bad idea to talk back to those ponies?"

"That's why I need to go to Canterlot with the other Crusaders!"

"I'll talk to Granny Smith, and if she say's we can go,we'll go!"

Apple Bloom squeezed her big sister tightly. "OH thankyouthankyouthankyou!"

"Well, I suppose we can go to Canterlot." Rairty said. "But why again?"

"Because Blaze is in danger!"

"And how is this? Is he ill?"

"No, he defended us from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon!"

"WHAT!??!" Rarity screamed. "We must go save him! But first I need to make a daring rescue mission outfit! Like the one I made Fluttershy, but more....DARING!"

"I don't think we have time for that, the train leaves at four, and it's two thirty now!"

Scootaloo looked around for Rainbow Dash. Scootaloo could fly for maybe a little more than five minutes before she would get tired. Each time she would take a minute to rest and fly again, and after checking every cloud over Ponyville she looked over at the pegasus's cloud house. She gave herself a reassuring nod, and sky jumped up to the cloud.

"Rainbow Dash!" She called from the door. She looked around until the door opened.

"Scoots?" Rainbow Dash asked, shocked completely. "H-How'd you get up here?"

"Forget about that, I need you to take me to Canterlot!" Scootaloo begged. "Please, my friend Blaze in trouble!"

"Woah! Calm down! Now, tell me how he's in trouble, and who this Blaze pony is."

"Can I tell you on the train ride?" She asked. "We've only got a half hour before the train leaves."

Rainbow Dash saw how worried she looked by how urgently she spoke. She gave a smile, and knelled. "Is this Blaze pony more than a friend?" She asked. "I won't tell a soul."

Scootaloo nodded. "Yes, now please, can we go!?"

"Hop on my back! I'll Rainboom there!"

"Thanks Rainbow Dash!" Scootaloo said.

"Where's Scootaloo?!" Apple Bloom asked Sweetie Bell as they arrived at the station.

Right as she was about to reply with. "I don't know." A large BOOOOOOOOM! gave them their answer as a jet stream of rainbow colors sped towards them.

Apple Jack's jaw dropped. "Is this really that important to Rainbow Dash?!" She turned to Rarity who could only respond with a slight shrug.

Rainbow Dash landed with a thud that made the wood under them splinter, and crack. Scootaloo opened her eyes as the smoke cleared, and saw her friends at the station.

"I told you ten seconds!" She laughed. "I got the bits for me and Scoots here. What about you two?"

"Granny Smith was polite enough to give me enough of her savings to buy two tickets for me and Apple Bloom." Apple Jack said.

"I don't have any bits, but I'm sure this uncut diamond will do." Rarity added, showing the small diamond. "If not, I can give them two!"

"ALL ABOARD!" The conductor called.

They nodded, and bought the tickets to board the train to Canterlot. Scootaloo gave Rainbow Dash a look of worry, and the larger cyan pegasus wrapped her wing around her.

"Don't worry Scootaloo...we'll save him!"

"Rainbow Dash!" Twilight called as she jumped into the train without buying a ticket. The conductor tried to stop her, but Twilight looked at him with total anger. "Not now!"

"What is it Twi?" She asked. "Celestia just sent me a letter saying something has happened at Canterlot involving Blaze, and she isn't sure she can fix it."

"What happened!?" Scootaloo asked running up to the lavender Alicorn. "TELL ME!" She nearly shouted as Twilight looked over at Rainbow Dash.

Rainbow nodded without speaking and turned to look out the window.

"Ah think we all need to know Twi." Apple Jack said for her rainbow-maned friend.

Twilight gave a long sigh as the train started to move up to speed. "Blaze Bolt are in the dungeon for using magic to harm."

Scootaloo nearly fainted like Rarity did most often, and it was Rarity who saved her from slamming her head onto the floor.

"What happened?" Rainbow Dash asked.

"From what Sunny has told me through Celestia there was a pony who tried to foalnap Blaze, but before the pony could...Blaze....he...he attacked him with magic. Breaking two ribs, and four other bones from a single magical blast."

"If he was defending himself, how come he was put in the dungeon?" Rairty asked. "It just doesn't make a lick of sense."

"Technically he didn't touch Blaze."

"What'll happen now?" Rainbow Dash asked.

Twilight sat next to Rainbow Dash who was comforting the waking pegasus, and looked down at Scootaloo. "Because he has admitted to thinking as an adult, and has spoken like one, the consequences can range from solar or lunar banishment to death." Twilight sighed with a hopeful smile. "However, we all have seen how he is no danger to Equestria if he is set free."

"So you're saying we need to act as his support during the trial." Rarity asked. "I know my way around the justice system, so I think I can try to pull a few loop holes that can grant us some extra time. To save him of course."

Twilight shook her head. "You can't if you're planning on being his lawyer Rarity. If you truly know what I am talking about."

"I do, but that doesn't mean I can't find out who was behind the attempted foalnapping." Rarity smiled standing up. "As Faust as my witness swear to do my best to find who was in charge."

"It was Diamond Tiara's dad..." Scootaloo said at last.

"What happened?" Twilight asked softly.

"He defended us from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon the day we met him." Sweetie Bell said.

"And he threatened to use his magic if they ever talked to us again." Apple Bloom added.

Twilight knew then it was going to be even harder. Secretly she had a spell that was recording the entire conversation they had on the train. As much as she didn't want to do it, Celestia had ordered her too to use the spell and gather ANY and all evidence on Blaze's case. If Blaze had any chance before she got onto the train to be set free before, surely now it was a much, much lower chance.

Scootaloo on the other hoof had made the plan while they were at their CMC's HQ. If they had to, and surely now they would, break him out of any room he was in. This of course brought question, but it was soon driven away. Scootaloo pulled "We stick together!" and it stopped the questions.

"I'm afraid to tell you that what you just told us won't help. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's Parents are rich." Twilight said walking around the car. "When you have the bits, you can buy anypony, when normally they wouldn't do something."

"Ah think there's more to this than what we're aware of Twilight. Ah mean, what if, now listen, Blaze wasn't really telling the truth about him speak'n like an adult." Apple Jack said. "Ah know this sounds crazy, but what if he's just well read?"

Twilight thought for a moment on the idea of being well read. When she was little she sounded like an adult from all the books she read, and knew every word in the dictonary by the time she was eight. So the possiblity stood firm.

"I suppose you're right about that AJ."

"Darn toot'n Ah know I'm right!" She shouted. "This Blaze pony, no matter who he is or what he is, he helped an Apple!"

"And Apples return the favor!" Apple Bloom said throwing her hoof into the air.

Apple Jack laughed as she rubbed her little sister's mane. "Sure enough!"

Twilight looked out the window she was next to, and gave out a stressful sigh. "Lets hope Blaze is alright. I'm still not sure what's going to happen."

"Princess you must know that my son isn't dangerous! He was just scared..." Sunny said softly.

Celestia shook her head. "If he wasn't dangerous then how come I have a pony in the hospital because of him?"

"I already told you!" Sunny cried. "He was scared, and acted upon his gut to get him out of his situation."

"That's not what I'm hearing from my former student." Celestia stood up, and walked down the steps from her throne. "Blaze Bolt is being charged as an adult because that is what he is. His brain is more developed-"

"But he's still a colt!" Sunny nearly screamed at the princess. "My son isn't dangerous! He's different, and he's being charged for something he did do defend himself!? Princess you must know that Blaze is a kind pony."

"So I've heard...and?"

"Do you really think he would hurt somepony for no reason?" Sunny was nearly on the floor in tears. "Blaze would never hurt anypony!"

Celestia rolled her eyes with a sigh. "It's going to be sunset soon. Go eat dinner, and come back later to speak with my sister. I need time..."

"For?" Luna asked walking out. "Good afternoon sister."

Celestia nodded. "Good afternoon Luna, I was just speaking to Blaze's mother."

"Blaze? What about him?" She asked.

"He's being charged as an adult pony for attacking a pony with magic. The pony who was attacked is in the ICU as of this moment with two ribs that are less than a inch away from impaling his lung."

Luna's eyes narrowed as she inhaled in horror. "I'm sure he had reasoning!"

"That's where we're at an impass Luna. Sunny Skies tells me the same thing."

"Then I shall talk to her." Luna helped Sunny up with a soft, and caring smile. "Come Sunny Skies, we can talk in my quarters alone. GUARD!"

The guards standing behind Luna saluted. "Yes princess?"

"Make sure that no pony interferes with our conversation. We shall not be disturbed by any reason." Luna ordered.

"We shall make it so!" They replied.

Luna motioned for a maid to come over, and whispered into her ear. The maid stood there for as long as Luna whispered into her ear, and replied with a nod.

"Yes, I can princess." She said looking at Sunny. "Excuse me ma'am, but please follow me."

"Princess?" Sunny asked looking at Luna.

"I must do my duty before we can speak Sunny Skies. Once I return from raising the moon, then we can speak. Until then Frost will take you to the room where your son is at so you can see him before tomorrow."

"What happens then?"

"I'm not sure."

Blaze sat in the only corner that wasn't damp. Why he was placed in a wet room, he wasn't sure, but he was glad he was still dry. While he sat alone he thought about how he had made his way into this room in the first place.

"Mom!" Blaze screamed as a group of ponies ran after him. "Help!"

Sunny turned around to see three pegasi bolting after her son. "Blaze no!" She shouted back as she ran up to protect him.

Blaze shot around the corner growing tired. His wings were starting to cramp up from making sharp turns at high speeds, something he wasn't used to doing. A trail of fire kept just enough distance from him and the pegasi who where chasing him. He hid behind a barrel, and shot a ball of fire at the last pegasus that he saw. He screamed in pain as he ran into a wall.

The two other pegasi looked at their partner, then saw where Blaze was hiding. Blaze took off again as they darted over at him. Again he took another sharp right turn right into a guard.

"Help! I'm being attacked!" Blaze said.

"STOP HIM! He used magic to harm! Our friend is hurt!"

"You're coming with me freak!" The guard said.

He had flown so fast he clipped his wing twice, which started the cramps. Blaze heard the door open, and Sunny came running up to him.

"I'm so glad you're alright!" She said hugging him tightly. "Are you okay?"

Blaze nodded with a frown. "I don't like it here. It's wet, and it burns..."

"I'm sure it hurts Blaze." Sunny said taking her hoof out of a puddle. "Why is this room so wet?"

He shrugged. "I don't know, I woke up in here after I fell asleep, and it was wet like it rained in here."

Another pony entered the room. She had glasses on with an eye on her flank. She took a moment to get herself noticed. She had black mane with a brown coat.

"Hello, I'm Seeker, I'll be your lawyer for this case, and I would like to start off saying I saw the whole thing." Her horn lit up, and a sheet of paper flew over to Sunny. "I'm the best of the best, and you're covered by a pony who wishes to not have her name spoken."

"Hi, I'm Sunny Skies, and this is my son Blaze Bolt."

Seeker nodded as she shook her hoof. "Its a pleasure meeting you Sunny, and Blaze." She said with a honest smile.

"So when you said you saw the whole thing, what do you mean?"

"Ah, right...I saw the whole thing. I was walking out of my office when I saw Blaze flying away from those pegasi. I followed him as best as I could while I was invisible. I saw how when he shot that ball of fire the pegasus flew into the wall." She explained. "If anything the wall should be the one in this room." Seeker nearly chuckled at the thought. "My sister Charm has also told me about you Sunny. You're a hard worker."

"I do my best..." Sunny sighed. "So what else?"

Seeker cleared her throat. "As of this moment I am in charge of making sure your son isn't seen as an adult in this trial. Clearly he was in danger and did what he could to be protected." She took off her glasses and wiped them off with a napkin she had in her saddle bags. "For now however you can come with me to where you'll be staying while things get in order. After lunch tomorrow Blaze's trail will start, and by dinner he should be free to go."

"Should? Are you saying he could be guilty?" Sunny asked, anger rising up again.

Seeker shook her head. "I'm not saying that he is, but it'll be hard defending him. Unless somepony comes in with evidence he wouldn't hurt another pony on purpose." She opened the door again. "Follow me..."

"I'm not leaving my son alone." Sunny said flatly.

"Then Blaze may come too. Clearly he cannot be here." Seeker walked out of the room with Blaze and Sunny close behind. They passed many guard ponies who were in the middle of changing shifts from day to night.

Blaze was nearly to his breaking point, with everything going on, he felt himself grow warm. Already he was starting his regeneration, it would only be two more days until he turned to ash for a little more than two hours.

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