• Published 28th Sep 2016
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Achieving Divinity: Dragon's Deception - The Joeker

After finally settling in to his surroundings in Equestria, our hero,Tyrath Kyelinth is sent through time by Erlking, the traitorous Goblin! When the 'reunion' goes horribly wrong can he reclaim his memories and past life? Hell, does he even want to?

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Chapter 15: The Betrayal

I got out of bed after talking with Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. I saw Twilight get out of the other side of the bed... She was moping about Spike and I didn't blame her.

"Morning Twilight." I smiled sombrely.

"Morning." She sighed. Her eyes still red from crying.

"I promise, we'll get Spike back." I said.

"Thanks... I just hope he's OK..." She said.

"He will be. He's a strong Dragon." I assured her.

I exited my room with Twilight in tow.

"Good morning Master." Bowed Creature.

"Unfortunately not." I mumbled.

"Indeed." Agreed Creature. I saw our 2 companions approach.

"Tyrath, come." Said Rhode and walked past me.

"Oooook." I nodded and began to follow her. "She's still taking charge..." I sighed.

"Morning Dragon-Knight." Nodded Marius.

"Morning Marius. We have the rebel?" I asked.

"Yes. He is in the dungeon." Informed Marius.

"Got it." I said and walked quicker to catch up to Rhode.

"We will need to extract the information from him." She said.

"Yeah... So, how was your night?" I asked, glancing at her from the corner of my eye.

"Very good. And yours?" She asked.

"Amicable." I told her.

"I do wish I had some company." She sighed.

"Maybe you could have some tomorrow?" I asked.

"Sounds... Lovely." She smiled.

Eventually we got to the dungeon entrance.

"Enter. 5th cell on the right." Said the guard.

We all nodded and walked down some more steps into a row of cells. We got to the cell he was in.

"Spike!" Exclaimed Twilight and ran to the next 2 cells along.

"Twilight!" Cried Spike and they embraced through the cell bars as best they could.

"Spike!" I exclaimed and jogged over.

"Ego!" He exclaimed and I patted him on the shoulder.

"Are you OK?" I asked.

"Yeah... It's scary here." He looked down.

"You'll be fine. You're strong. Just hold on, OK? I'll get you out." I promised.

"Yeah! I'll be fine! It's not too bad!" He waved me off, playing the man. Good lad.

"OK, we need to go. We'll be back soon." I promised again.

"It's OK." He shrugged.

"Good man." I smiled and ruffled his head.

"We'll get you out." Also promised Twilight.

"Tyrath. Come." Said Rhode. I got back up and walked over to see a pony sitting in the corner... We opened the cell door.

"So. You're here on behalf of the King?" He asked.

"No, the fucking pied piper asked us, what do you think?" I asked.

"Haha... Funny." He chuckled.

"Commander, give me and Twilight 10 minutes." I requested.

"Very well, you always were the best interrogator." She nodded and walked out with Marius. I grabbed him and picked him up, pinning him to the bars.

"Now listen. And listen close." I whispered to him.

"What? Going to trade the gossip?" He chuckled.

"Very good. Now listen. I'm on your side here. I hate the king as much as you do. Maybe more. Listen, I need the location of the rebels so I can help them and I also need something else. Tell me and I'll get you out." I said.

"You could be lying." He snarled.

"I could be, but can you afford that chance?" I asked.

"Ok... Fine. What do you want to know?" He asked.

"The location of the Royal Family."

"Deeper in the dungeons."

"The rebels' connection to the Black Ring."

"What? Those weird guys that look like you with Floating Islands? We were still considering their offer when I was captured. We didn't trust them as far as we could throw them, but it seemed we were left with little choice." He admitted.

"The rebel base?" I asked.

"..." He hesitated.

"Come on!" I exclaimed.

"The grate outside the Castle? You know it?" He asked.

"Yeah." I said.

"We spread the rumour it leads outside the city. It does, but it also goes through our base." He admitted.

"Good, here." I said and slipped him a lockpick.

"A lockpick?" He asked.

"If you get caught again, you did not get this from me." I whispered harshly.

"Understood. Thank you." He said.

"One request." I asked.

"Name it." He said.

"The little Dragon a few cells down? Get him out as well. Get him to your closest outpost." I said.

"Very well." He nodded.

"Good. Now I must leave." I said and turned away. Twilight heard everything. I exited the cell, shut the door and turned to see the king standing between Marius and Rhode. "Got it." I nodded.

"So, you are on their side?" He asked and two guards grabbed my arms with magic.

"No." I said calmly.

"I've tried for weeks to extract information from that scum, yet one conversation with no torture and he gives up his secrets to you?" He asked.

"I used a Dragon mind attack." I lied.

"Ah, excellent use of your powers Dragon-Knight." Nodded Rhode as the two guards let me go with a nod from the King.

"Thank you. I try." I nodded.

"Well, we should go." She said. We exited the dungeon.

"So where is it?" Asked the King.

"You'll know when you see the smoke rising from it." I smiled.

"Good. Do not disappoint." Said the King and we exited the Castle.

"So where is it?" Asked Marius as he two guards opened the gate for us. I noticed a patrol following us...

"We’re close..." I mumbled before dragging the two other Humans into the ally and Twilight followed quickly.

"What is the meaning of this-?" Rhode stopped as I interrupted.

"Will you join me against the King?" I asked quickly.

"What?" She asked.

"You heard." I said.

"No. I will not, this is treason Dragon-Knight-"

"Wrong answer." As she came close to me and I roundhouse kicked her, she hit the opposite wall and fell to the ground. I turned and pinned Marius to the wall with my combat knife to his throat.

"Wha-" He started.

"Twilight. Grate!" I exclaimed and she began to open it.

"Woah woah woah!" He exclaimed, holding his hands up to his chest in surrender. "Now then, I'm on your side on this one, nice kick by the way." He said.

"Yeah, thanks. So you're on my side?" I asked suspiciously.

"I agree that slavery and sexism is wrong and we need to stop it. But Commander Rhode is in charge. For now. You should take over, she is completely out of line." He said.

"I cannot. I am a Dragon-Knight. I am no longer a Slayer. You could take over." I suggested.

"Me? I cannot I..." He started.

"You can Marius! You need to stand up to her!" I exclaimed.

"She is the Commander. I cannot. I am not strong like you or her. You were the better Slayer, even when you turned into a Dragon-Knight." He said. I backed off and sheathed my knife.

"I never was. I was Drace, he was evil." I stated. I heard clanking armour... And saw shadows of guards...

"They’re coming." He said.

"You can do it Marius." I said.

"I will try. Now hit me." He said.

"Huh?" I asked.

"They can't know!" He said.

"Psst!" Came a voice, I looked to the roof and saw the rebel from the cells with Spike asleep on his back...

"Spike!" Exclaimed Twilight.

"I will get him out!" He exclaimed and disappeared.

"Now! Do it! The King has no leverage on you!" He exclaimed.

"Ok. Night night!" I exclaimed and punched him, laying him out.

"Come on!" Exclaimed Twilight. I rushed to the grate and slid under it. Shutting it as I descended into the dark depths below.