• Published 17th Nov 2012
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The Element of Balance - Sonic Boom

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Ch.09: The nightmare begins

Chapter 9

The nightmare begins


08:07 p.m.

Ponyville library (lights off)

"Huh. Rude much?" Spike. "Sorry, Spike, but I have to convince the princess that Nightmare Moon is coming and we're running out of time. I just need to be alone so I can study without a bunch of crazy ponies trying to make friends all the time. Now where's the light?" Twilight.

* lights on *


"Ugh." Twilight.

As the party went on, Twilight retreated to her new bedroom for peace and quiet, which seemed impossible. Alex was enjoying the party as well, but started to feel a little concerned about Twilight. All she wanted to do all day was study more about the Elements of Harmony, but it seems that Pinkie Pie denied her that by throwing her a party. He decided to head up to bedroom to try and cheer her up.

"Hey, Alex! Wanna play Pin the Tail on the Pony?!" Pinkie. "No thanx! I'm gonna go check on Twilight!" Alex.

Alex was about to go into Twilight's bedroom when he heard talking through the door. "Here I thought I would have more time to learn about the Elements of Harmony, but silly me, all this ridiculous friend making has kept me from it!"

Alex slowly opened the door, went inside, and very carefully closed it, not a making noise. He stood still listening to Twilight, who stared at the moon with a worried look on her face. "Legend has it that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the stars will aid in her escape and she will bring about everlasting night. I hope the princess was right. I hope it really is just an old pony's tale." Twilight.

As Alex could feel Twilight's concerns about Nightmare Moon, he decided to speak up, which surprised Twilight as she did not know that he was in the room with her. "Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But all we can do for now Twilight is just wait for the sun to come up." Alex smiled at Twilight, hoping his words of wisdom would ease her. It did, but just a little.

Spike opened the door. "Alex! Twilight! Come on! It's time to watch the sunrise!"

05:55 a.m.

Ponyville City Hall

The place was filled with ponies, all waiting for Princess Celestia to raise the sun. Alex, with his cloak on, stood next to Twilight as to get a good view of the princess. As the Summer Sun Celebration began, Mayor Mare began the long introduction.

"Fillies and Gentlecoats! As mayor of Ponyville, it is my great pleasure to announce the beginning of the Summer Sun Celebration!"


"In just a few moments, our town will witness the magic of the sunrise and celebrate this the longest day of the year!"

Twilight looked up at the moon to see the mare in the moon vanish.

"And now, it is my great honor to introduce to you the ruler of our land, the very pony who gives us the sun and the moon each and everyday, the good, the wise, the bringer of harmony to all of Equestria..."

"Ready?" Fluttershy to her bird choir.

"Princess Celestia!"

The curtains unfold and the spotlight shines to an empty stand. "Huh?!" Rarity. "This. Can't be good." Twilight. "Maybe she's running late." Alex. "Remain calm, everypony. There must be a reasonable explanation." Mayor Mare. "Ooh! Ooh! I love guessing games! Is she hiding?" Pinkie. "She's gone!" Rarity.


"Oooooh, she's good. Aah!" Pinkie. A dark blue cloud appears on the stand. "Oh no." Twilight. The cloud then transformed into... "Nightmare Moon." Twilight. Spike faints and falls off Twilight's back. "Hmm. She's a lot brighter up close than I expected." Alex.

"Oh my beloved subjects. It's been so long since I've seen your precious, little, sun-loving faces." Nightmare. "What did you do to our princess?!" Rainbow, wanting some serious action right now. She was about to attack Nightmare Moon when Applejack grabbed her tail. "Whoa there nelly!" Applejack.

"Mwahahahaha. What? Am I not royal enough for you? Don't you know who I am?" Nightmare. "Ooh! Ooh! More guessing games! Um...Hokey Smokes. How about Queen meanie? No! Black Snootie! Black Snoot..." Pinkie, who's mouth was caved by an apple, courtesy of Applejack.

"Does my crown no longer count now that I have been imprisoned for a thousand years? Did you not recall the legend? Did you not see the signs?" Nightmare. "I did. And I know who you are. You're the mare in the moon: Nightmare Moon!" Twilight.

Gasp! Again.

"Well well well, somepony who remembers me. Then you also know why I am here." Nightmare. "You're here to...to...gulp" Twilight. "You're here to bring eternal night to Equestria! Aren't you?" Alex. Twilight couldn't believe her ears. Alex knows about Nightmare Moon, too!

"Mmmwahahahahaha. Remember this day, little ponies, for it was your last. From this moment forth, THE NIGHT WILL LAST FOREVER! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"


S1 E1 P1 is finally done. Stay tuned for P2!