• Published 27th Jan 2012
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Redemption, Damnation and FIM - ShadowWalking18

A HIE fic. More info? Look inside. First Fic here so please comment. Title sucks will edit it later.

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Chapter 26

Another chap :)

When the light faded, the girls and Tez were back once more in Canterlot castle. Only this time in the throne room. Tez immediately began giving orders.

"Alright, time enough wasted. Celestia call for a meeting with whatever council you keep, or just every prominent and wealthy noble houses and commanders of the royal guard. Tell them to meet me here, we have alot to get done with and so little time."

"Tez..." Celestia began, but was cut off.

Tez turned and pointed to Luna, "Luna I want you to send messages to the mayors of all the cities that were in close vacinity to Fillydelphia and order them to commence an evacuation of the populous, and for them to come here. You can do that right?"

Luna blinked, "Yes, but Tez what..."

"I'll explain everything later. Also in those messages, make it clear that any disobedience of the orders will be seen as treachery to Canterlot and the guilty party will face hanging."

Everypony gasped, Luna and Celestia looked pale.

"Tez, you can't just order the princesses like that. Or even tell them to say such a...a horrible thing." Twilight said.

"Shut up Twilight." Tez said, which caused the purple pony to recoil in shock.

"Tez, ya'll can't say that ta Twi!" Applejack said.

"I agree, why are you acting like this?" Rarity asked, though she still wished to know what happened to her parents, she had to deal with Tez acting like a brute first. What happened to the gentlecolt that he was?

"Silence!" Tez shouted as magic raged about him. He looked at the ponies, his eyes holding madness.

"I will not have my orders questioned by those who know nothing of the world!" Tez shouted, causing everypony to back away from him.

Tez growled and looked at them all, he felt something in him stir. Something kin to regret that he had to shout at them, to make Fluttershy cower in fear, but frankly....he just didn't care right now.

"If you want to keep all those pathetic pieces of flesh you call citizens of your kingdom safe from the sacrificial knife of my brother, you will do what I say, when I say it, and never question my orders again." Tez growled. He then turned and walked to stare out the window.

"Sacrifical knife?" Twilight said confused.

Luna took a step towards Tez, "Tez....what do you mean by that?"

Tez smirked and looked at the moon princess, he let his eyes gaze over her. By the ancients how he just wanted to taste her again. To do all sort of debaucheries to her....to all of them.

"What I mean," Tez said, "is that every pony that was captured at Fillydelphia...is probably dead by now if not soon."

Everypong just froze, Rarity felt her legs shaking.

"D-dead...." Rarity whispered, not wanting to believe it.

"Yes. Dead. They will, if not have already been, sacrificed on an altar, built upon a leyline. I have no doubt in my mind this is what my brother is doing."

"So....my...my parents.....are...." Rarity felt dizzy, felt sick.

Tez frowned and walked over to the fasion designer, "I'm sorry Rarity...."

"No..." Rarity shook her head as tears welled up in her eyes, "No!" Rarity fell to her knees and cried, covering her face with her hooves.

Tez kneeled down and wrapped his arms around the unicorn, he gently stroked her mane. Everypony else closed their eyes; none of them could even guess what Rarity had to be feeling, not even the princesses. To lose ones parents was one thing, to lose them and learn exactly how it was done, well it was worse.

"Rarity....I can't bring your parents back," Tez said as he placed a finger under the fashionista's chin and lifted her head slight, "but I promise....I will make my brothers pay."

Tez let go of Rarity and stood up. Rarity sniffed and rubbed her eyes as she looked up at the gold eyed man.

Tez clenched his fist, digging his nails into his skin, "After all....I know what it is like to lose those you love....I know it so well.." Tez dug his nails in more into his palm till he drew blood, the red liquid dripped slowly onto the solid white marble floor.

"Tez. You're bleeding." Fluttershy said as she flew over and took his hand. When the palm was revealed Fluttershy gasped, the injury she was sure was there was now gone.

"But...you were bleeding...how?" Fluttershy asked, looking at Tez confused.

"My body is different from yours. I won't bother with the details, but I recover from wounds quicker then you do." Tez said.

"Oh....okay...." Fluttershy said and looked at the ground.

Tez smirked and placed his hand on Fluttershys cheek, "But thank you for caring Fluttershy."

Fluttershy blushed and flew back looking at the ground. Luna puffed out her cheeks a bit and thought, 'What does that mean? Oh dear....am I...jealous?' The thought made her blush a bit in embaressement. She had never been embaressed before.

Tez cracked his neck and walked off towards the door, Celestia stopped him and asked, "Wait Tez..."

Tez looked up with a glare that made the sun princess back away. Tez said simply, "The more time wasted, means the more of your precious ponies will end up on the altar. I suggest you get moving with those orders I gave you if you really care about their safety. When you finally got those tasks finished meet me back here."

"And what are ya'll gonna do?" Applejack asked.

"Yeah. Shouldn't you be the one doing the letter sending?" Dashie asked.

"I have more important matters to attend to." Tez said simply.

"Oh what is it? Are you planning a party?" Pinkie Pie asked, though her hair stayed flat still.

"I'm going to see to this castle's defenses," Tez turned and pointed at Twilight and her friends, "and you girls will wait right here till I get back."

"Why do we have to do that?" Twilight asked.

"Yeah why?" Rainbow Dash asked, crossing her hooves.

"Because I said so. Now just do it." Tez growled and turned again and left the throne room.

After Tez left, the girls were all silent.

"I think....we should call the council...and send the messages to the mayors of the other cities. While I won't agree with the methods Tez wishes to use, I think it would be best to bring the populous of the cities close to Fillydelphia to safer locations." Celestia said.

"I will send the messages to the mayors." Luna said.

"Alright Luna, I'll summon the council then." Celestia said.

"Princess...what should we do." Twilight asked.

Princess Celestia bit her lip, for the first time in her life she was unsure. Tez had instructed them to stay here, and frankly she was not sure disobeying whatever he said while he was in....whatever state he was in, would be wise.

"I think you girls should stay here for now, you have all had a rough day, also I think your friend needs you Twilight." Celestia said to her student looking over to Rarity, who sat silently sobbing into her hooves.

Twilight nodded and the princesses took their leave. Twilight joined her friends next to Rarity, she couldn't imagine what she was probably feeling. To lose ones parents...

"Rarity." Twilight said.

Rarity sniffed, "Oh...yes..Twilight." Her makeup was starting to run due to her tears.

"Rarity...I don't think any of us know what you're feeling right now. But we're here for you if you need us." Twilight said giving her friend a hug.

"Yeah sugarcube." Applejack said also joining in the hug.

Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie also gave their agreements and comfort until all six were in a large hug. Rarity smiled and started to cry lightly again; only her tears were not of sorrow but of happiness.

"Thank you ladies. I'm lucky to have such careing friends." Rarity said with a smile.

The girls smiled and gave each other one final squeeze before they all released themselves from the hug. Rarity levitated a small hand mirror and checked herself.

"Oh heavens, I look absolutely dreadful," Rarity said in shock when she saw herself, "if you girls will excuse me I have to head to the little fillies room and fix this."

"Uh Rarity, I think Tez told us to stay here." Fluttershy said.

"Oh Fluttershy, I'm sure Tez will understand. After all, a lady such as myself cannot simply let myself look like this, don't worry I will be back in just a few minutes." Rarity said as she went off to find a powder room.

Her friends watched her go, and looked to each other with worry. But...surely Tez would not do anything rash simply because she went to fix her makeup....would he.

Though Rarity had said a few minutes, it never really is. In fact it had been a good hour and a half before the fashionista had began to walk back to the throne room. She looked dazzling again, though inside shestill could not forget the pain she felt learning about her parents.

'I...I'll have to tell Sweetie Belle....oh....what am I going to do?' She thought, fighting back more tears.

As she turned a corner, Rarity immediatly stepped back and hide behind it. She peeked slowly and growled silently.

'Oh poo, it's him again.' She thought.

It was Blueblood, and he seemed to be talking with what Rarity assumed were some of his friends. Both were unicorns, and both had the same snotty upper class look that Blueblood had.

'No doubt they have his personality as well.' Rarity thought.

As she tried to think of a way to get around the three unicorns, she spotted Tez stepping out from another hall and walking right pass Blueblood and his friends. The obnoxious prince took note of this and made the mistake of his life: he opened his big mouth.

"I say, I recognize you." Blueblood said with a hint of disgust.

Tez stopped and stood, silent. Rarity watched as the event unfolded. As she did, deep inside she felt that something terrible was going to happen.

"How such a barbaric beast like you is allowed to walk around here I have no idea." Blueblood said with an air of self imposed superiority. The two other unicorns chuckled and agreed with Blueblood; obviously they were the stereotypical brown nosing minion.

Tez turned, and Rarity hid a bit when she saw the look on his face. He had a small slight smile, but the smile seemed to hide a dark and dangerous animal. His eyes seem to glitter with an unchained desire to cause pain and suffering.

Sadly, Blueblood nor his minions took note of this. They only continued with their mockery.

"Honestly, I have no idea what auntie Luna sees in you. A miserable peasant like yourself shouldn't consort with higher class ponies." Blueblood said.

Tez chuckled, which caused Blueblood and his companions to blink. Slowly Tez began to walk towards them, once he stood in the middle of the three unicorns, was when Rarity had to look away.

Tez swiftly brought a fist across the left side of one of the minion unicorns, sending him into the wall and knocking him out cold. A round house kick meet the other, sending him flying across the hall and to the ground like a rag doll. Then Tez slammed his open palm against Bluebloods neck, grabbing it and smashing him against the wall.

Blueblood choked and gasped for air as Tez held him up against the wall. His fingers clenched tight around the princes neck, enough to constrict air and making breathing difficult, but not enough to kill. Yet.

"Blueblood," Tez said, his voice dripping with a sinister air, "Do you know what the sound a bone makes when its breaking is?"

Blueblood's eyes widened as he tried to get away from Tez. He looked franticly for somepony for help, but there was no one around. Nor did Rarity wish to bring herself out. All she could do was watch in horror at what Tez would do next.

"It goes something...like this." Tez said as he gripped one of Bluebloods legs, and twisted it.

A loud snap of bone could be heard and Blueblood screamed in agony. Tez only laughed enjoying every second of it. Rarity covered her mouth, feeling sick.

"Well....that concludes today's lesson." Tez said as he dropped the screaming prince, who know held his broken leg.

Tez began to walk down the hall again, but he stopped for a moment and held out an arm and said, "Coming my lady Rarity?"

Rarity eeped, not sure how Tez knew she was there. She was unsure if she should come out, but eventually she decided. She walked over to him, looking at the damage he had done. When she finally reached Tez, they began to walk back to the throne room.

"I hope I did not disturb you in anyway my lady. And try to ignore the screams....they stop soon enough." Tez said with a smile.

Rarity gulped, "Oh....no....it is...quite alright...."

Tez smirked, "As you say."

The two were silent as they continued on, eventually Bluebloods screams died down, after he had been discovered by investigating guards and rushed to the medical room of the castle. But Rarity still could hear the screams in her mind, and the look Tez had on his face when he inflicted those wounds.

'Oh dear, what has happened to Tez.' She thought.

When they finally reentered the throne room, they were greeted by the gathering of nobles and council members, as well as a very angry looking Celestia.

"Tez! What did you..." Celestia began, but was cut off by Tez.

"I simply gave a lesson. Now shut up Celestia. We have things to take care of." Tez said giving the sun princess a glare, that did indeed shut her mouth.

"Now...." Tez began, "where do we start?"

And there you go :) srry it took so long. I'm working now and that takes a bit of time off my schedule, plus I've been busy taking care of a few personal affairs and will be doing that every so often so updates might be slow. But I WILL FINISH THIS FIC. So don't think Im abandoning it, I'm just dealing with alot of things on my plate.