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My Little Zombie: Friendship is Dead Season 3 - Nortes432 ft Spitfire



"Doth thou wot what it's like to be truly high-lone? I lost everything to the apocalypse. mine family is gone. . . forev'r. All I hast left is rage, ready to unleash on the undead scum that walk Equestria. And I'm not truly high-l

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S3E13: Spitfire's Secret

Author's Note:

Spitfire begins to feel pressure as the others begin to find out about what she's been hiding.

Scootaloo stumbled forward, then fell to her knees tiredly. Spitfire quickly trotted up to her.

"Are you okay, kid?" She asked, concerned.

"My legs hurt...I can't walk anymore..." Scootaloo said under her breath.

Spitfire picked Scootaloo up and lightly placed the filly on her back. Scootaloo lied down and held onto Spitfire to assure that she wouldn't fall off. Spitfire continued trotted forward so that she could catch up with the rest of the survivors.

Luna and Twilight walked together at the front of the group. The forest around them was dark, but the area around the path had enough light to see.

Luna stopped and gripped her stomach in pain. Twilight quickly put her hoof on her back. "Luna, are you okay?!" She asked.

"We art fine." She answered, clenching her teeth. "We art getting close..."

Twilight looked up at the path ahead.

Soon, Celestia. We will be there soon. She thought to herself as she looked back at Luna.

Intro

"Stand still!" Keynote told Rainbow. Keynote carefully bit down on one of the thorns in Rainbow's back and pulled it out with her teeth.

Rainbow flinched in pain. "Ow!" She complained.

"There's a lot left, Rainbow..." Keynote said. "Just relax."

Rainbow took a deep breath and began to relax. She closed her eyes and smiled. Keynote grabbed a thorn and pulled it out of her back. This caused Rainbow to snap out of her peaceful trance and yelp in pain.

Rainbow groaned. "This is going to be a long day..." She grumbled.

Scootaloo rested as Spitfire carried her. She felt like sleeping, but she kept herself awake. Scootaloo turned her head to see the bag hanging off of Spitfire’s back. Curiosity got the best of the young pony as she decided to look inside the bag. She quietly opened it up and stuck her hoof inside. She felt some magazines, and a can of some kind of food for convenience.

What really caught Scootaloo’s attention, though, was the box. She pulled out the box and looked at it. It was a small red box with the letter D on it. Scootaloo shook the box like any other filly would to guess what was inside.

“What are you doing?!” Spitfire asked.

Scootaloo froze and looked at Spitfire, who noticed the little filly playing on her back. “Put that box back!”

Scootaloo fumbled and went to put the box back in her bag, but she ended up falling off in fright, dropping the box on the ground. The box landed in front of Applejack, who picked it up and looked at it.

“Give it back.” Spitfire told her, trotting up to Applejack.

She reached for the box, but Applejack pulled back, keeping the box out of Spitfire’s reach. “What exactly is this, anyways?” She asked.

“It’s none of your business.” Spitfire growled.

Twilight trotted up. “Spitfire, what’s wrong?”

“Nothing.” Spitfire answered. “Just give me the box!”

Twilight narrowed her eyes. “Spitfire…”

“What?!” Spitfire asked, turning around. “What do you want?!”

This gave Applejack enough time to open the box. “What is this?” She asked, holding up a small vial.

Spitfire turned around to look at it, with a look of worry on her face. Twilight looked at it as well. Twilight looked back at Spitfire. “What is that?”

“It’s…” Spitfire gulped.

“We would answer thy princess if we wast thou.” Luna told Spitfire.

“I…” Spitfire nervously backed away from the group.

“That’s all of them.” Keynote told Rainbow.

The pegasus stood up and looked at Keynote with a small smile. “Thanks.” She said, clenching her teeth. Her body still hurt, but at least those pesky thorns were gone.

Keynote looked around the dark forest. “So, now what?”

“We keep walking?” Rainbow said. “I’m not too sure. We’re either going to find a way out or our friends.” Rainbow sighed. “That is, if we’re lucky.”

“Well, it’s better than sitting here and waiting to die.” Keynote mumbled. Rainbow trotted off without saying another word, Keynote following close behind.

“Spitfire.” Twilight said. “You better tell us right now. What is this vial for? What are you hiding?!”

Spitfire flattened her ears. She had no clue what to do. She was surrounded, and she had no way out. She prayed for Celestia to give her a way out, but she knew that it might never happen.

But, it did.

“We did it.” Secret spoke up. The ponies stopped and turned to Secret.

“Y’all did what?” Applejack asked.

“We were there.” Secret said. “When it happened. When the zombies happened. Me and Spitfire.” He coughed. “That’s how we knew each other, that’s why I kept my name a secret.

“Don’t do this…” Spitfire begged.

“It was all planned out. Every step you took was planned. Me and Spitfire were only here to make sure it happened.” He shook his head. “I mean, me being blind wasn't really planned out, but we went along with it.”

Twilight was shocked. “Secret…”

Secret sighed. “My name isn't even Secret! I just came up with it, and it worked.”

“Stop it, please.” Spitfire asked.

“There’s no point.” Secret went on. “They were going to find out someday! Better now then before we die, right?”

Everypony fell silent. They stared at Secret and Spitfire in shock.

“What’s your name?” Twilight asked Secret.

“That’s a secret.” He said, putting his hoof over his muzzle.

Applejack glared and pulled out her gun. “Ah knew ah couldn’t trust ya!” She growled, aiming it at Secret.

“Applejack, stop!” Twilight shouted, grabbing Applejack. Applejack pulled the trigger, firing a bullet into the air as Twilight took the gun away from the country mare.

“What in tarnations are ya doin’, Twi?” Applejack asked. “He’s a traitor! He did this!”

“I’d like more answers before you shoot him.” Twilight told Applejack. “Plus, he saved us before. Not like we can just shoot him.” She added, glancing at Secret.

“Talk for ya self.” Applejack muttered, taking her gun back from Twilight.

Rainbow jumped as the gunshot rang out. “What was that?!” Keynote squealed.

“That was a gunshot!” Rainbow said. “Even better, it was a sniper. That must be Applejack!” Rainbow ran off towards the direction that the shot came from. Keynote looked around, confused, but ran after her.

Spitfire and Secret were sitting next to each other. Their weapons have been confiscated, so they couldn’t do anything.

Twilight trotted up to them and sat down. “So, can you tell me what happened?”

Spitfire shook her head. “The boss. They had some scientists create a vial. One that could reanimate a dead corpse. Of course, they were able to make it. Unfortunately, the boss didn’t quite let them see that it worked.”

“What do you mean?” Twilight asked.

“The boss offed them.” Secret said.

Twilight frowned. “Oh.” She gulped. “Where did you guys come in?”

“I was supposed to appoint a trip to Ponyville. The boss said that it would be the safest place, where the zombies wouldn’t be for a long time.” She growled. “The boss lied.”

“Me and Spitfire met before. When the boss gave us orders.” Secret added. “So, we seeked each other out first, and called our boss. The boss apologized about lying, but he gave us orders.”

“What were the orders?”

“To move to Canterlot.” Spitfire said. “The boss had contacts there. Assassins. Ring a bell?”

Applejack growled. “The Circle.”

“Bingo.” Secret said. “Of course, the boss wanted the assassins to kill off the princesses.” He continued. “When they failed, the boss ordered us to take out the assassins. Because, they ‘went rogue’.”

“After Canterlot was destroyed, the boss wanted us out. Quickly.” Spitfire added. “We got another call after we escaped. He wanted us to off another ‘rogue’. This one was in the Everfree Forest, more specifically, the Castle of the Two Sisters.”

“Luckily, you already were heading there.” Secret said.

“Who is it?” Twilight asked.

Spitfire and Secret looked at each other, then looking back at Twilight. “We don’t know.” They answered.

Rainbow began to slow down as she got exhausted. She stopped and ducked her head, panting. Keynote soon caught up to her. “Are you okay, Rainbow?”

“Just...a bit...further…” Rainbow coughed and sat down.

“You need to rest.” Keynote told Rainbow, wiping her brow.

“I can make it!” Rainbow protested. “They’re right there!”

“Rainbow!” Keynote spoke up. “Rest!”

Rainbow groaned and lied down. Keynote sat down beside her and kept watch. Rainbow looked up at her. “Hey, kid.” Keynote looked back down at her. “Take this.” Rainbow pulled out her hoofgun and handed it to her.

Keynote took it and looked at it. “Why?”

“You saved me with it before.” Rainbow said. “I can trust it with you again, can’t I?”

Keynote smiled and nodded. “I got your back.” Rainbow smiled and relaxed.

Twilight paced back and forth. Applejack trotted up to her, her rifle on her back and Secret’s shottie at her side. “Ah say we should kill them.” She whispered. “They might have killed us.”

“But they didn’t.” Twilight argued. Applejack stepped back as Twilight turned around to face the two. “What was that vial?”

“Poison. I was supposed to inject it into the person we’re supposed to off.” Spitfire answered.

“No plan to kill us?” Applejack asked.

“Nothing.” Secret said. “We could have made one, though.”

“Why work for this ‘boss’ guy?” Twilight asked. “Aren’t we your friends?”

“They knew where I lived.” Spitfire said. “They knew where all the Wonderbolts lived. They threatened to kill them.” She shivered. “I couldn’t let them do that.”

“What about you, Secret?” Applejack asked. “Why would you do this?”

Secret ducked his head. “The boss was going to kill Fluttershy.”

“Fluttershy’s dead.” Twilight told him.

“It was bound to happen!” Secret snapped. “I...just wasn’t thinking clearly until it was too late.”

Twilight frowned and pushed Applejack away from them. “Ya know..there’s still this one thing that’s bothering me.”

“What would that be?” Spitfire asked.

“Who is your boss?” Twilight asked.

Spitfire looked at Secret in concern. Twilight followed her gaze, focusing on Secret. Secret was smirking. It was a creepy smirk that bothered her.

“Did you ever look at the box?” Secret asked.

Twilight’s eyes widened as she turned to Applejack. “Give me the box.” She told her. Applejack pulled out the box and gave it to Twilight. Twilight examined it closely.

The letter ‘D’ was on top of the box. Twilight gulped. “Not possible…”