• 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 6

Okay I want to again thank all my commentors :) you all make me very happy. Makes writing this fic easier knowing people like it :). In this chapter prepare for some...well i'll just surprise you :P Enjoy.

Tez looked up at the sky as the sun slowly set over the horizon as he finished redressing himself. He wiped his brow and smiled as he looked at all his work. He had replanted upturned trees, cleared away the unsavable ones and planted in saplings to replace the ones lost. He felt... happy, did finishing a task always give this type of joy?

Tez. Tez. Tez. He grinned, it felt great to have a name. Now he knew why everyone had one.

"Hey Tez. You done yet?" Twilight shouted.

Tez turned and saw Twilight approaching him, Applejack and Applebloom following behind.

"I am. I am glad to have helped fix the damages I did."

"Ya well ya'll weren't around to do most of the heavy lifting," Applejack said, "Still you did help get alot of stuff done faster then we could have done on our own. Thanks."

"Well if you want, I can do more work around here. Till you think I have repaid for all the damage."

Applejack blinked, "Well. Applebucking season is getting closer and we can always use an extra hoof around to help."

Tez smiled, "I'll be glad to help."

"I don't think you have to do that Tez." Twilight said, she was surprised by his generous offer but she would have a hard time keeping track of him if he kept working here, her schedules kept her so busy at times she had to keep him close at hoof.

"I insist. I owe all of you my life, so I have to find a way to pay you all back. This is the first step." He nodded.

"well if ya'll are sure," Applejack said then looked up at the sky, "Boy the time sure did fly. Guess its time for supper."

"Yeah it is getting late, I should be getting home." Twilight said.

"What about you Tez," Applebloom asked, "Do you have a place to stay"

Tez blinked, "Uh...well no. Oh well." He shrugged and did not seem all that bothered by the fact he was homeless.

"You don't have a home?" Applebloom asked frowning.

"It's not that bad. I guess I can sleep outside." He said.

"Well ya'll can't do that." Applejack said.

"Why?" Tez asked.

"Well first, You would freeze outside. Those clothes might keep you coverd but I doubt they will keep ya' warm at night. Second, it just wouldn't be hospitable to leave you outside after we saved ya'."

Tez scratched his head, seeing the logic in those words, "Well... Do you know anyone that will let me stay with them Applejack?"

"Oh oh you could stay with us." Applebloom said.

"No Applebloom. You know we don't got any extra rooms."

Applebloom frowned, looking at the ground as she kicked the dirt a bit.

"It is still nice of her to offer. Thank you Applebloom." Tez smiled at the little filly.

"Well I have an extra room you could use. I hardly ever use it and it wouldn't be so hard to rearrange it into a bed room." Twilight said, this was her chance to keep him at hand for study.

Tez scratched hsi chin and thought on it, "Are you sure? I don't want to impose or be a burden."

"Oh don't worry about it, I am Princess Celestia's student so I have plenty of finances."

"Who?" Tez tilted his head.

Twilight blinked, "Oh yes you don't know about her. Princess Celestia is the ruler of all of Equestria. She raises the sun while her sister, Princess Luna, raises the moon. She is also my teacher."

"Raises the sun? Thats intresting," Tez nodded and smiled, "Thank you Twilight. If you are sure then I guess I can stay with you. At least till I can get my own lodgings."

Twilight smiled, great now she could keep an eye on him no matter what, "Great. Well lets go and get you settled in."

"As you wish. A good night to you Applejack, and to you as well Applebloom." Tez said before following Twilight.

"Ya'll take care now." Applejack called waving goodbye.

"Tez.Come and visit anytime." Applebloom said, earning her a look from her sister.

"You and me are gonna have a little talk missy." Applejack said as she walked back home, Applebloom following slowly behind.

Tez looked around the interior of Twilights house. The bottom level was a large library, books adorned the walls and a large pile of books sat on the table. Some of them were half opened, sign of recent use. The stairs lead up to what he guessed was the living areas.

"Your room is over here." Twilight said as she set returned from putting Spike to bed and walked over to a door.

The room was small, but tolerable size. There was a window that allowed a cool night breeze to enter inside. Other then that it was empty.

"Sorry, but I don't have much to offer except an extra matress." Twilights horn glowed as a closet opened and a matress levitated into the room and set down near the north wall of the room, a pillow and blanket followed.

"It is alright. You are very kind Twilight." Tez said giving the unicorn a smile.

That smile was contagious, as Twilight couldn't help but smile as well, "Well I better get to my studies while I have some time. Sleep well Tez."

"Studies?" Tez said following Twilight to her desk where she levitated and began to write on a blank scroll.

"Yes. I have a few things I need to take notes on. As a student of Princess Celestia's I have to stay on top mark on everything I learn."

"Hmm. Well I am not tired at the moment, do you need anything from me?" Tez asked, hoping to be of service.

Twilight stopped her writing, this was her chance to find out more about him without it seeming uncomfortable. She couldn't help but smile, which caused Tez to blink a bit confused.

"Well Tez, since you asked I do have something I want to ask you...or well a few things. Would you mind answering them?" Twilight asked as she used her magic to aquire a notebook and her quil.

Tez shrugged, "Sure. Though I still can't remember anything about my past if that is what you want to ask."

"Oh no no no. I just want to know what you are. If you can answer it."

Tez thought on that for a moment, "Bits and pieces," He closed his eyes, "Well... I am a bipedal creature, meaing I walk on two legs as you have noticed."

Twilight began writing this down, this was a good start.

Tez continued, "I am omnivorous, meaning I eat both plant and meat based foods."

Twilights eyes widened and looked at him afraid.

Tez saw this and quickly added, "Uh but don't worry. I am not really fond of eating sentient creatures. Also I don't have to eat meat to survive, I can eat plant based foods alone and maintain my health."

Twilight sighed in relief, living with a meat eater would not have been fun. It was bad enough she had taken a bath with an aligator in the tub, even if said aligator had no teeth.

"Um... I can't really explain how I got better so swiftly or why my eyes are like they are," He moved his hair again out of his eyes. He really had to get his hair cut tomorrow.

"Hmm, is that all?" Twilight asked.

Tez scratched his chin as he thought on that, "Well....I think... I got nothing."

Twilight frowned for a moment but nodded and finished her notes before putting them away, "Thank you Tez that was really informative."

"So why the questions?" Tez asked.

Twilight blinked, "Oh well... you know I am always curious of new things and considering the events that surround you I want to learn everything I can about you." She chuckled.

"You want to know if I am dangerous or not." Tez said simply.

Twilight was silent, 'How did he figure that out?'

"It is logical, I am the only one of my kind here as far as I know of. If I wasn't you might have had some sort of information on what I was, considering that you have to ask me questions I would theorize that there is no info on me and such I am a new species of creature that you have never seen. It is probably why you are allowing me to stay with you, so that I am easier to study. Thus logic would dictate that you should learn everything there is to know of me to assure that I am a safe creature to have wandering around, otherwise I would have to be put down for the safety of the community." Tez said as if it was merely common knowledge.

Twilight's mouth hung open, "Well... putting down is a bit much don't you think?"

Tez shrugged, "It would be logical. Understandable as well and if you ever find a reason that I should be put down then I will not hate you for that."

Twilight blinked again, 'whoooh, this is just too wierd. Not only did he figure out all my plans...but he doesn't seem to mind, and is even saying he would not be mad if he had to be...' Twilight ended the thought there, cause it was a thought that made her sick to her stomach. No matter how dangerous something might be, putting it down should not be the answer.

Tez just smiled and chuckled, "It's alright. Even though you have secondary motives I am glad that you are allowing me to stay with you. You are a good friend Twilight.... we are friends yes?"

"Of course," Twilight said smiling and glad for the change of subject, "You seem an honest enough pony or...whatever you are, and you haven't done anything to cause me to not trust you so of course we are friends."

Tes smiled and grabbed Twilight into a hug, which caused the pony to squeek with surprise at the sudden display of affection.

"Thank you Twilight. I feel... happy to have friends. That is how I should feel right?"

Twilight chucked and returned the hug saying, "Of course silly."

The two let each other go and Tez headed over to his room.

"Well I will retire for the night. Sleep well Twilight." With that he closed the door and crawled into his bed curling up under the covers and slowly falling asleep. As usually his mind was once again pained with flashes of images and words... only this time he felt that anger again, why did he feel so angry... so....very angry.

Meanwhile Twilight sighed and put her quil away, she should probably get some sleep herself. After what happened just a few moments ago had her mind all in a jumble. Tomorrow she would be able to think on it more clearly, as well as send a message to the Princess explaining everythig that happened so far.

Twilight walked slowly and quietly to her bed, doing her best not to wake Spike, Owloysius looked at her from his perch but kept silent. Slowly she got into her bed and closed her eyes, sleep found her soon enough, but at the back of her mind she felt a nagging sensation, Tez was more then he seemed, and whatever he was might not be the best for Ponyville. She hoped she was wrong.

Far far away from Ponyville, two teams for royal guardspony's had gone in seperate directions following their orders from Princess Celestia to find and identify the objects that fell from the sky. One had fallen into the mountains far from canterlot, overlooking the lands leading into the Griffon Empire. The other had fallen only seventy miles from the others location.

Both teams found the objects in good order and slowly and cautiously investigated. One was in a cave, the object seemed to have opened, and something had obviously been inside due to the fact a long sleeved and knotted coat remained inside them. The coats seemed to have been torn and shredded till they came off whatever it was on.

"Ahahahahahahahahahaha." A voice echoed in through the cave. The guards looked around, placing their backs to each other to avoid ambush.

"Well well well. Little things to play with....how...delicious." The voice snarled, more like a beasts then a sentient creature. From the shadows something pounced onto one of the guards causing him to scream as sharp claws and talons tore and cut into his flesh. He fell to the ground and tried to stop himself from being dragged into the shadows, but his efforts were fruitless and he was pulled into the darkness and a loud shriek filled the cave, followed by the sound of tearing flesh and snapping bones.

Noises of something eating filled the air for a moment, the remaining guards looked around franticly, their hearts raced and their fear was extreme having seen one of their own swiftly overtaken by whatever this thing was.

"Tastey.... It has been so long since I killed, longer since I have fed. I crave more...RAGGGHHH." Again the creature lunged from the shadows landing on one of the guards, only this time bit into his neck and tore his throat out splattering blood all over it and the remaining guards. Seeing this all panic broke losse as the remaining guards tried to flee for the exit. One by one they were picked off and each ones blood was added to the wall and floor of the cave till at last a beautiful pool of red littered the ground.

"Ahhh....the sweet smell of death.... how I have missed it." The creature kneeld down and lapped at the blood, slurping it up before crawling over to the guards and proceeded to sink its teeth into the chest of the ponys, not to eat the meat but to clear the way to the heart. The creature gripped life giving organ and tore each one out and laughed licking the organ.

"Ah...I have missed the offerings of life.... The throngs of worship... They betrayed us... slaughtered us... But we live and we will feed again...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" The creature laughed as it began to devour each and every guards heart. Miles away a similar fate had meet with the other team of guards. Only one, badly injured and bleeding his eyes dilated with terror, managed to flee. he flew as swiftly as he could back to Canterlot. The Princess... the Princess... had to be told.

Inside the other cave, enjoying a feast of its own another creature sat huddled over a tiny ball. Strings attached to its fingers extended to the ball and every so often a string moved or twinged.

"Soon.... soon we will feast... soon the rivers will run red with blood. Soon our purpose will be fullfilled." It said as it licked the blood off its lips.

"Soon....very soon."

Well what do you think :) Im editing this to add gore into the rating. Unless that wasn't too gorey in which case i'll remove it later but just to be safe im adding it as part of this story.