• Published 2nd Feb 2021
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The Lost Crafter - Jeffrey1000

Steve, the last Crafter, must defend Equestria. First, however, he must get to know the inhabitants.

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Chapter 32: The Return to Harmony

“So how are we gonna stop Discord?” Stone asked. They had been sitting around trying to come up with a plan for a good twenty minutes. Discord wasn’t really bothering them, directly. His chaos was still happening around them.

“I don’t know.” Jean said, defeated. “We probably have a better chance begging for mercy than fighting him.” She said.

“I don’t remember you as one to give up.” A voice said from behind them. They all whirled around and stared in shock.

“Steve?” Stone said. “You’re alive?”

“If I was dead, would I be standing here?” He asked, a smirk on his face.

“Steve, it’s great that you’re back and all, but how are we gonna take Discord down?” The captain asked.

“With them.” Steve said. He pointed behind him. There stood six familiar ponies. It was the Elements of Harmony. “I bumped into them on the way here. I figured they could help.”

“Steve,” Jean started, “what happened?”

“I’ll explain later.” He told her. “Now, it’s time for us to kick ass!” He yelled, fist raised high.

Steve walked through the town, the Elements of Harmony right behind him. He watched as strange creatures ran through the town, bringing chaos wherever they went. The guards were hidden just in case something went wrong. They rounded the corner, meeting the Chaos God himself. He didn’t notice them at first. He was too busy enjoying some chaos to notice them.

“Chaos is a wonderful thing!” He exclaimed in joy. He was about to take sip of chocolate milk before he was cut off.

“We’ll see about that!” A voice cried out. Discord turned to face Steve and the elements.

“Oh, this again.” He said, annoyed. He put the cup up to his lips and drank the cup rather than the milk. He threw the milk, which was somehow solid back, causing a big explosion.

“That’s right! You can’t keep apart our friendship for long!” Applejack yelled.

“Oh, Applejack,” Discord started, pulling her by her element with his magic, “don’t lie to me. I’m the one who made you a liar.” He said, before repeating the action with all the Elements, except Twilight. “Will you ever learn?” He asked.

Twilight, however, quickly teleported herself to them, before surrounding them in a bubble that seemed to stop the chaos. She slowly levitated them back down, causing some of the floor to disappear, allowing some grass to come back.

“I’ll tell you what we’ve learned, Discord.” She said.

“We’ve learned that friendship-.”

“Twilight, as much as I understand that you’ve learned a lesson about friendship and shit, please just cut to the chase, and blast this motherfucker.” Steve said. “This is a battle, not a story for kids.”

She looked at him with a slightly shocked expression because he cut her off like that. Discord, however, looked annoyed, rather than angry. He approached them quickly.

“Fine, go ahead, try and use your little elements to ‘friend me.’” He said, with a mocking tone. “Just make it quick.” The draconequus teleported back to his throne. “I’m missing some excellent chaos here.”

“Fire away.” Steve told them.

“Alright ladies, let’s show him what friendship can do!” Twilight yelled.

“Wait! Wait! Wait!” Pinkie Pie said. They all looked over at her, with an annoyed expression as she drank chocolate milk from a cloud. She hopped on back and growled at the draconequus. All the Elements faced him with an angry expression. They were surrounded by a bright, pink light. Steve shielded his eyes with his hand. He looked at Discord, who just yawned and closed his eyes. Suddenly, a laser-like replicas of their elements began to shoot out and fly past Discord. He opened his eyes and watched as they barely missed him.

“Huh, what’s this?” He asked. They continued to “shoot” at the draconequus. “No.” He said under his breath.

Suddenly, all the Elements’ eyes turned white, like Herobrine’s. They were picked up off the ground, and gravitated towards one another. When they were about a meter apart, a rainbow shockwave flew through the air, and a rainbow shot out of the top. It headed right for Discord.

“No!” He yelled as it came upon him. His bottom half quickly turned to stone. His top half followed suit, encasing the draconequus, again. After that, the rainbow split in half, and fell to both sides, creating a white dome. The dome exploded, and bright light filled their eyes. When it left, the town was back to normal. All traces of the chaos were gone. The only thing left that suggested Discord was there was a large stone statue of him. Steve watched as the Elements landed back to the ground smiling. Discord fell to the ground with a loud thump! Steve smiled at the sight of Discord being finally defeated.

“Did it work?” Someone asked. He turned around and saw Stone and the other guards emerging from behind the houses. Steve turned to face them.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.” He said. The guards threw their hooves up in the air and cheered loudly. Steve’s face had a big smile plastered across it. He hadn’t felt this happy in forever. He turned to the Elements. “Thanks guys.”

“No problem.” Twilight said back. Steve saluted the unicorn. She was surprised by it, but still saluted back. An act that both the guards and the other Elements copied. Steve dropped his arm and faced the guards.

“Alright everyone,” he started, “let’s head back to Canterlot!”

Steve watched and smiled as the Elemebts of Harmony got recognized for their actions. He was waiting in the hallway, as he didn’t want to stand out. Celestia suggested that he go up there with them, too, but Steve denied the offer. After all, he didn’t exactly do a lot.

“Hey, Steve.” A voice said behind him. He turned around to see the lieutenant, Corporal, captain, and Jean all standing there.

“Hey, guys. What are you doing here?” He asked.

“We just came to check on you.” Jean said. “But, there is something we’d like to know.”

“What is it?” He asked.

“Where did Discord take you?” Corporal Eagle asked. It took a second for Steve to realize what she meant. He sighed.

“Come walk with me.” He told them. They walked through the halls as Steve spoke. “When Discord teleported me, he took me back to my home. He took me back to the night we got surprise attacked by monsters. He told me to run, just like I did when it happened the first time.”

“Why did he give you a chance like that?” The captain asked. “He didn’t give one to Master Hunter and Ivory Fire, and you’re much more dangerous than them.”

“I don’t know. He just told me he had to get back to his ‘game’ with the Elements of Harmony. My best guess is his powers aren’t exactly that effective to me.”

“That would make sense.” The Corporal commented.

“Now where was I? Oh yeah, after that, I exited back into what I thought was the real world. However, in this world you guys all died brutal deaths. I watched as you all died, and, I’ll admit, I cried a little.” He paused for second. “Well, actually a lot.” He said. He looked at them with a solemn expression. “I just couldn’t take losing all of my friends, again.”

“It’s okay, Steve.” Stone said. “We understand.” They all nodded in agreement.

“Right. Then I met Luna. Apparently, she sensed I had a nightmare and came to help me. We talked a little, I guess became friends and she teleported us out of there. After that, she told me she had to check up on something with Celestia or some shit like that. Finally, I bumped into the Elements as they were heading back from their ‘game’ and met up with you guys.”

“Damn,” Stone said, “quite the day, wasn’t it?”

“Yeah.” Steve agreed. “Now I’m exhausted. I think I’m just gonna head back to my room.” He told them. “I will see you all, later.”

Author's Note:

Sorry this chapter was so late. I was caught up in the Copa America hype and made a YouTube video about it here: https://youtu.be/vqIDNrCZTDE Speaking of Copa America, Argentina actually won this year, so LET’S GOOOO!!!!!! Anyways, I hope you enjoyed.