• Published 4th Aug 2016
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The Living Cloth - Dark Nightshade

Twilight and Fluttershy have a third kid, who is able to talk to spirits, and the spirits say bad things are going to happen soon.

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Chapter 5

Candy Burn, Taissy and Twill Weave stared at the two dragons in the castles hospital. It wasn't a full exactly a hospital, but it had the stuff to fix broken bones, mend wounds, and keep ponies from-or dragons in this case-from dying. Twilight was looking over the monitor that was hooked up to Tinder. Spark was sitting on a nearby chair.

"Hey, Spark?" Twill Weave asked. Spark looked at her and raised an eyebrow.

"Yeah?" he replied.

"What's it like?" she asked. "Being dead, and then coming back to life?" Spark shrugged.

"In the spirit world, you're not really able to feel anything," he said. "But then again, that's a change. Not being able to feel anything, and then suddenly you can feel the wood of the coffin you've been buried in."

"You two were buried?" Twilight asked.

"Yep," Spark said.

"You should have come to me for some help," Twilight said. "I probably could have helped." Spark sighed.

"That's just the thing," he said. "I wanted too! Tinder mangled to convince me that we should destroy the machine with stealth."

"So, what does this machine do anyway?" Twilight asked.

"It sucks the soul out of the body and adds its life to Slam's," Spark said. "I'm not sure how exactly, but that's pretty much always been Slam's plan-to extend his own." Twilight frowned.

"That sounds dangerous," she said. "And it can effect any pony?"

"Yep," Spark said. "And I think dragons as well." Twilight sighed.

"Well, sounds like a job for the Elements of Harmony," she said.

"Really?" Spark said. "Not that I'm complaining, but how much good do you think that will do?"

"We differed Nightmare Moon with them," Twilight said. "And Discord, Tieriek and other villains."

"Ok, that's impressive," Spark said. "Discord? The spirit of chaos?"

"The one and only," Twilight said with a small smile. "Now, girls, you be good while me, your mom and the other elements take down this machine. You remember what too do if something starts to go wrong?"

"Mom, somethings not going to go wrong," Candy Burn said. "You're too good to let something bad go wrong." Twilight snickered.

"You're so sweat," she said as she kissed Candy Burn's forehead. "But seriously, you know what to do, right?"

"No," Twill Weave said.

"Basically, we have this mirror that goes to another dimension, and if something starts to go wrong, Mom wants us to go thru it and go to one of two houses," Taissy said.

"Intresting," Twill Weave said. "Have you ever been there before?"

"Yes," Candy Burn said. "But it wasn't because of something going wrong, we just wanted to go and check it out for a few days."

"Intresting," Twill Weave said.

"Well, I'm going to go wake Fluttershy up and go get the rest of the elements," Twilight said. "Wish me luck."

"Good luck," the three girls chorused as Twilight teleported away.

There was one slight flaw in Twilight's plan: Tinder still needed to heal and wasn't awake yet. Twilight, Spark, Fluttershy and the rest of the Main 6 watched Tinder as if expecting something to happen. Spark sighed.

"I feel bad about suggesting this," he said. "But maybe we should go without him."

"I agree with you there," Rarity said. "Honestly, we have the power to take out this machine, and you know a lot about it."

"Exactly!" Spark said. "But we should wait for Tinder." They heard a light coughing sound.

"Thank you," Tinder said. Pinkie, who was standing nearest too him, jumped back in surprise.

"How much of that did you hear?" Rarity asked.

"That doesn't matter," Tinder said. "What is important is that I get unhooked from this thing and that I get caught up on the plan."

About an hour later, the plan was set in motion and the Mane 6, Spark, Tinder and several dozen Royal Guard members were positioned outside of the factory that Slam was supposed to be in. The Royal Guard members were positioned right on the door, ready to barge in at a moments notice. The captain of the group of soldiers looked at Twilight, ready for the signal. Twilight nodded, and said captain had the unicorn guards use their magic to tear down the door. The ran in, only to see absolutely nothing. There was some confused chatter among them until a beam of light struck them. After a few seconds, they started screaming, and slowly started to turn grey. The rest of the Royal Guards looked at where the been had originated from, and charged at it, only for the same thing to happen to them. The pegisi fell from the air, and the earth ponies collapsed. Twilight stared at the machine that started rolling out of the shadows.

"Hello, princess!" Twilight heard someone from the shadows say. "I need to borrow your soul for a little while, is that alright?" Then the beam hit her, and she felt nothing more.

Luna ran towards Celestia's bed chambers and slammed open her doors. Celestia looked up guiltily as she tried to hide the cake that she was eating. Luna frowned.

"Are you really eating cake?" she asked, then shook her head. "Never mind. You remember that thing that Twilight was checking out?" Celestia nodded.

"That souls consumer?" she asked.

"Yes, the soul consumer," Luna said. "It's real! Twilight and the rest of the Bearers of Harmony have fallen!" Celestia gasped as her eyes started to water.

"No!" she said. Luna nodded. Celestia started to lightly cry. "I'm afraid so, sister. But we do have the two dragons that know everything about it and the guy that made it!"

"That's good," Celestia said. She dabbed her eyes. "Do their kids know?" Luna shook her head.

"Not yet," she said. "I was going to go tell them after this, and then tell them to cross through the mirror." Celestia nodded.

"Yes, the mirror," she said. "Now, let's get those two dragons!"

The girls and Spike gasped as Luna told them what had happened.

"Their all gone?" Candy Burn choked out. Luna nodded gravely.

"But not for long," she said. "We are going to release their souls. However, we are going to need you 5 to pass though the portal." The castle rumbled. "And you need to do it now! We do not know the full details of this villains plans, but you need to go! Now!" Spike and Floriba turned and jumped through the portal, but Candy Burn and Taissy looked at Luna.

"Take care of our moms bodies," Taissy said.

"Get them back please," Candy Burn said. "And make the guy who did this to them pay." Luna nodded.

"Of course," she said. "We will be punishing this Slam for a long time. Now go!"

Author's Note:

I know, the ending is really fast, but the two new stories that follow this one will come out soon!

Comments ( 2 )

How many stories are going to be in this series?

8094489 I'm honestly not sure. There are going to be the two stories that are after this, one in Equestria, and the other that follows the adventures of Candy Burn, Floriba, Taissy, Twill Weave and Spike in the human world. And then there will be a side story of Shining Armor and Cadence using the spell. But that one won't come out for a long time.

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