• Published 18th Apr 2018
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Harmony - XFangHeartX

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The Wrath of Queen Tundra, Part 1- Act 1

All of Canterlot was abuzz with chatter and excitement as they began to gather at the square, where the Springtime Celebration would soon take place. The children frolicked about, laughing giddily as they romped around the streets, while the older ponies either trotted or galloped in their haste to get to the square. They were all ecstatic at the arrival of spring, and of course, Celestia would be the one to announce it, that is, as soon as she appeared before her subjects.

To keep them preoccupied, they were being sold cupcakes, muffins, and pies by a certain little pudgy hedgehog: Grubber, who sat behind his kiosk, handing out the treats.

"Here you go!" Grubber said as he handed Derpy Hooves a nice, fluffy banana nut muffin. "Enjoy your muffin!"

"Thank you~!" Derpy exclaimed as she trotted away with her muffin. "Mmm...muffin!"

"Next!" Grubber called out, and soon, a very familiar face approached him, causing him to gasp. "Tempest!"

"Hi, Grubber," Tempest greeted with a sweet smile. "Looks like business is going well for you."

"Oh, yeah! Everypony loves my baked goods!" Grubber replied. "Oh, would you like one?"

"I'd love one, actually," Tempest said, which prompted her former "evil sidekick" to hand the magenta unicorn a cupcake: red velvet with pink icing and sparkly blue sprinkes, which she soon paid for before taking a bite. "Mmm...it's delicious!"

"Thanks," Grubber said as Tempest kept eating. However, as she ate, the hedgehog couldn't help noticing a sort of distant look in her eyes, which naturally gave him cause for concern. After Tempest finished eating her treat, she looked over at Grubber and noticed his worried expression.

"Something wrong?" she asked.

"Well, I could ask the same about you," said Grubber, which caused Tempest to blink in surprise before she sighed.

"Wow...you noticed it, too, huh?" asked Tempest. "Princess Twilight, Crystal Cascade, and Cobalt Star said the same thing about me, these past few days."

"What's going on with you, Tempest?" Grubber asked. "Is everything okay?"

"Well..." Tempest started, "I thought that things would get easier for me. I mean...I helped stopped the Storm King, I helped rebuild Canterlot, I made up with my friends...and yet...I still feel lost." She then looked up at Grubber. "I...I know that nearly everypony in Equestria has forgiven me...but I feel like there's still one pony who doesn't forgive me."

"And who's that?" Grubber asked.

"...Me," Tempest replied, almost sorrowfully. "Grubber...I thought I'd be happy after everything that's happened...but I still feel terrible about the things I've done."

"Hey, I did some bad stuff, too!" Grubber added.

"Well, you were more of a minor nuisance, at best," Tempest said. "No offense."

"None taken," Grubber said. "...Look, I'm about to close up. Maybe we can talk more at the festival?"

"...You know what?" asked Tempest. "That sounds like a good idea."

"Great!" Grubber exclaimed as he put up the "CLOSED" sign on his kiosk, got out from behind, and walked alongside Tempest, where a large crowd had gathered at the square, waiting to hear Princess Celestia's and Princess Luna's opening speech for the Spring Celebration, and among the crowd was Twilight and company. Spike, Apple Bloom, Moonlight, and even Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo, who had gotten on the train in Ponyville, were sitting on the shoulders of the taller members of the group, so they could get a better view.

"Are the princesses here yet?" asked Moonlight, sitting on Starlight's shoulders.

"Not yet, Moonlight," Starlight said with a smile.

"Quite a crowd, huh?" asked Tempest as she came to join the group along with Grubber.

"Hi, Fizzie!" Pinkie greeted, which caused Tempest to chuckle in slight embarrassment.

"Pinkie, I told you," Tempest whispered, "in public, you call me 'Tempest', remember?"

"Oh, yeah," Pinkie said.

"How are you doing?" asked Twilight. "Where's Cobalt, Crystal, and baby Miracle?"

"Well...I'm hanging in there," said Tempest. "My friends are a little busy this time around with their baby, so I had to come alone...well, until Grubber decided to join me."

Grubber grinned and waved his hands at the ponies.

"How about you?" Tempest asked. "How have you been, Princess Twilight?"

"Oh, I'm fine!" Twilight answered. "Just doing the same old routine, going around Equestria, solving friendship problems..."

"Saving the world from utter annihilation," Tempest quipped, which caused everypony to laugh.

"Good one," said Rainbow Dash.

"Thank you," Tempest replied.

"You know, Tempest," Rarity began, "Twilight says she's been a bit worried about you, lately. Are you sure everything is all right?"

"Well...I guess I'm still caught in a bit of a rut," said Tempest. "I'm sure it'll pass, though."

Just then, Spike gasped as he pointed his claw at the podium.

"Here they come!" he called, causing everypony to look up and see their beloved rulers, Celestia and Luna, flying down toward them before landing upon the podium, causing the crowd to burst into cheers and stomp their hooves on the ground in applause.

"Thank you! Thank you, everypony!" Celestia exclaimed. "Thank you all so much!"

"Yes, thank you!" Luna added. "Now, it's-"

"I love you, Princess Luna!!" called Moonlight, causing the Princess of the Night to chuckle.

"Yes," Luna replied. "Thank you. Now, as you all know, today is officially the First Day of Spring."

"Yes, indeed," Celestia agreed. "Spring is a time of birth, of life, of renewal...a time where we all come together after winter's hardships...as friends...as family."

Some of the ponies in the crowd quitely nodded their heads, and some even sniffled a bit at the heartwarming speech. However, as Celestia continued to speak, Rainbow Dash kept looking up towards the sky, something that her friends and her little sister figure noticed.

"What's going on, Rainbow Dash?" asked Scootaloo.

"Yeah, how come you keep lookin' up at the sky?" asked Applejack.

"...No reason," Rainbow Dash answered.

"And now, without further ado," Luna began, "let the Springtime Celebration officially begin!"

Once again, the citizens of Canterlot broke out into a sea of cheers as flower petals began to rain down from the sky.

"Confetti time!!" Pinkie exclaimed as she fired her Confetti Cannon, which caused balls of confetti to join the flower petals. However, as everypony was beginning to celebrate, Tempest suddenly noticed something: the sky was starting to turn unusually gray, and dark gray clouds began to form, as well. Not long after...familiar flakes of white powder began to fall from them, one of which landed on Sweetie Belle's nose.

"Hey...it's snowing!" Sweetie Belle exclaimed, causing everypony to stop cheering and look up in surprise.

"Well, that's...odd," Rarity said.

"Snow?" Luna asked. "But that's impossible!"

"What's going on here?" Celestia asked.

"Uhhh...Fluttershy?" asked Twilight. "You talked to your groundhog friends, right?"

"Yes," Fluttershy said. "They didn't see their shadows. We're not supposed to be having anymore snow."

"...I got a bad feeling about this," said Tempest.

"Me, too," Grubber agreed, nervously.

"...Twilight," whispered Moonlight.

"D-don't worry, Moonlight," Twlight said. "Everything will fine! ...I hope..."

"So I wasn't just seeing things," Rainbow Dash said. "I knew these were snow clouds!"

"Wait, you saw them before?" asked Applejack.

"Well...kinda," said Rainbow Dash. "I didn't say anything before because I thought it was nothing, at first."

Suddenly, a shadowy figure descended from the clouds, along with several others, and they soon stepped forward to reveal themselves to be Queen Tundra and her Pegasi minions. As Queen Tundra walked, ice began to form on the ground beneath the alicorn's hooves. Almost immediately, the other ponies began to back away from her, except for Twilight and her friends, and even Celestia and Luna glared at her before they stepped down from the podium and confronted their mysterious visitor.

"And just who are you?" asked Celestia.

"Ah, Princess Celestia," said Queen Tundra. "How nice to meet a fellow alicorn."

"My sister asked you a question," Luna glared. "Who ARE you and why are you here? You're interrupting our Springtime Celebration!"

"Silence!!" shouted Frostbite. "You may only address Queen Tundra when she speaks to you!"

"Thank you, Frostbite," said Queen Tundra. "Now, Celestia...as for why I'm here...I've actually come to put an end to this so-called 'Springtime Celebration'."

"What?!" Rarity questioned. "But...but I just finished making my spring fashions!"

"Oh, great," Rainbow Dash grumbled. "ANOTHER maniac."

"For far too long, winter has been shunned by those who deem it 'cold' or 'meaningless'," Queen Tundra said with a hateful tone. "Well, I decided that winter has been ignored for far too long. I am putting an end to this farce you call 'spring' and giving winter the time it deserves!"

"Winter has come and gone, Queen Tundra," said Celestia. "Please, let's settle down and talk about this."

"I'm DONE talking," Queen Tundra said as her horn began to flash a cyan blue. "From this day forward, you can all consider your beloved spring dead, as well as summer and fall, because winter is now hear to stay, FOREVER!!!"

On that, she shot a magic bolt into the clouds she and her minions rode in on, which soon turned darker and began to swirl about before more snow began to fall, followed by fierce winds begin to blow around. Soon after, Queen Tundra chuckled evilly before she broke into a full blown cackle. However, while Twilight, her friends, Tempest, and all the citizens of Canterlot tried to shield themselves from the wind, Celestia and Luna both glared at the icy alicorn who glared right back at them. Then, Celestia's horn glowed before she fired a beam at Queen Tundra, who fired a beam of her own, which caused the two attacks to cancel each other out and create a large smoke cloud.

"EVERYPONY!!" Celestia called out. "EVACUATE TO THE UNDERGROUND SHELTERS!!!"

Author's Note:

Sorry I took so long with this. Had a bit of writer's block, see. Next is the last act of Part 1.

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