• Published 29th Jun 2016
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Equestria's flame - Lon35hadow

Woman is sent to Equestria with the powers of a post RWBY Volume 3 Cinder. But things aren't what you'd expect there.

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Settling in

It's been an hour since I woke up in the castle medical wing, and I was currently in my room. It was large, considering my family wasn't that well off before I came here. It wasn't exactly decorative, simply grand. The bed seemed to be a king sized one-which I think is overdoing it for a single guest- with the windows having ornate drapes. Really, everything was an ornate eyesore. Should probably ask the princesses for a change in the decorations. Maybe for a tailor to make additional clothing, seeing as I'm only wearing the usual dress Cinder wore in the show.

Anyway, I was standing next to the window in my room, looking over what I could of Canterlot. Just from the sight, I'm reminded of Vale. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, to be honest right now. As i was doing that, I held my right hand up by my best as I tried to activate my abilities. It wasn't difficult surprisingly. All I had to do was call, and it came. Though I'm not eager to see if I have the fall maiden powers. Don't want to destroy the castle, after all.

I was brought out of my thoughts with a knock on my door. I quickly doused the flame by cutting off my power to it, and said, "Enter."

The door opened, and in walked Celestia. "Hello, Cinder. Are you settling in well?"

I nodded. "Yes, but the room is much too ornate for me," I replied. "I'd prefer something a little more. . .common, if you can allow it."

She chuckled. "I will. You have no idea how exhausting it is hearing ponies live in the conditions they aren't used to when visiting me."

"Then I am glad I'm able to break the monotony," I said. "Still, I have to ask, other than seeing if I was settling in, is there any reason you're here?"

"Yes, actually," Celestia said. "The doctors said that you have no magic, and yet I felt it as I neared here."

"Ah, that," I said. "I figured you or your sister-" or Twilight- "would ask eventually. Well, basically, what I was using was my aura," I explained, "which is basically my soul, in a sense. More specifically, my semblance, which is unique to everyone. Mine is the ability to control flames. An aura also protects those with theirs unlocked, though it does have limits that are based on the individual. If that breaks, you take everything as a normal person would." No idea if the powers Salem granted Cinder in the show are aura based or not. Which is to say a semblance of sorts.

"So the abilities you have are unique to you?" Celestia asked, to which I nodded.

"When it comes to others of my race, yes," I replied.

"Just making sure I understood that correctly," she said. "So, other than a decor change, is there anything else you need currently?"

"Well, is there someplace where i can practice with my abilities?" I asked. "Just so I don't get rusty should I need them, I mean."

"Yes, actually," she said. "Though it is something i hide from the guards, or they'd constantly be worried."

"Why's that?" I asked.

"Because it's also my way to work off stress," Celestia said with a small but somewhat evil smile.

I like this version of her better than what we saw in the show. Me too. "Can I head there?" I asked.

"I'll show you the way."

An hour later

I sighed with relief as a straw dummy exploded in flames. "Yep. Definitely helps with anger," I stated.

"So, then, what are you mad about?" Celestia, now wearing a sports outfit with a sleeveless tank top and knee length shorts, asked.

"The fact Harmony didn't tell me why I'm here, specifically," I replied as the yellow glow on my dress- which always became active when I had my abilities active- faded. "I don't like being in the dark."

"In most cases, I can agree," Celestia said. "Other times, it makes for a fun surprise."

"I guess it just depends on what that thing is," I muttered. "There's something I forgot to ask you, actually."

"And what's that?" Celestia asked.

"Are there any good tailors you know, as I only have this, and it wouldn't feel right, or fit right, if I borrowed your or Luna's wardrobe."

"Well, there is one pony," Celestia said. "She's actually a friend of my student, and she helped free Luna a month ago, and of what Twilight's told me, she is one of the best seamstress she's seen. After looking at some of her work, I have to agree."

"So, where does she live?" I asked, even though I knew already.

"Ponyville, a town not far from here," Celestia replied. "If you want, I can get you on the next train headed there. And while you're there, you can see if there's any furniture for your room you want."

I put a hand on my chin in thought. "I suppose," I said after a few seconds.

The solar alicorn nodded. "Then I'll get a train ticket ready for you, and let Twilight Sparkle know you're coming so she can meet you at the train station in Ponyville."

"Thank you," I said. "Let's just hope nothing happens while I'm there, then."

Author's Note:

If it's confusing, italics is Cinder's old life coming through. If it's basic, it's Cinder now. Well, from now on, unless Cinder is interrupting as it is thinking

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