Celestia sat upon her throne at the conclusion of the day court. It was the only time of day that she actually looked forward to. No more nobles begging for attention like the overgrown children they were. No more listening to half-baked truths about what some business pony saying he was cheated out of some land.
It was a time for peace and serenity. A time to take a deep breath and ask for her favorite two tier, triple layered and banana frosted chocolate cake to be brought to her.
As the Earth Pony maid- Speed Service- quickly brought out the cake at speeds even Rainbow Dash would be impressed by, Celestia couldn’t believe that she was fortunate enough to hire the confection colored, bright berry maned, pony with a serving tray kicking up dust clouds Cutie Mark.
“Thank you Speed Service.” Celestia knew that she didn’t need to know all the names of each Pony that worked for her, but she made it a personal habit to know each and every one of her subjects. It always brought a smile to her face, when she sees the gratitude that each pony shows. “This is truly a new record for service.”
“Y-y-y-your wel-welcome, P-p-princess.” Speed Service bowed with a smile but was mentally berating herself for her stutter. She couldn’t help it. And she hated it. “W-w-will th-that b-b-be a-all?”
Celestial couldn’t help but smile. Even though she knew that Speed Service had a terrible stuttering problem, it wasn’t brought upon by being nervous, it was just how she was. “Yes, thank you my little pony.”
Bowing once more Speed Service made her way out of the throne room. Celestia just began to levitate her fork to take a bite out of her oh so delicious cake-
*Bam Bam Bam*
Dropping the fork, Celestia sat wide-eyed at what that alarm meant. That alarm meant that he was coming. This was not good.
“Princess… Is something the matter?” One of the guards standing by the throne asked with concern evident in his voice.
Celestial didn't register what the guard was talking about. In fact if she had to be honest, this is even worse than Discord's release after his thousand year prison.
This is not good. Without even thinking Celestia, Princess of the Sun, an immortal goddess, used something she hasn't used in a long time. Getting up from her throne and walking down the stairs, until she stood in the middle of the room she bellowed out, "Guards! Lock up the castle! Close all the gates and shutters! Lock the doors and patrol the hallways! Nothing is to set foot inside the throne room. Am I clear!"
Celestial froze. Eyes widening in fear and breaking out in a cold sweat. She slowly turned around to look at the intruder. A humanoid intruder with a grey beard and hair, red eyes and overcoat covering his custom made black suit.
"It's been a while Celestia." The being asked with a slight smile on his face. "How are you?"
Celestia didn't return his smile. Nor did she question why he brought two other people with him. All she could do was be polite as possible and pray to Faust that he didn't decide to play some pranks. "Yes it has been a while...
Ten minutes earlier in the Clock Tower
Lorelei Barthomeloi… The undisputed queen of the Clock Tower one of- if not- the strongest human Magi to ever walk the earth was afraid of one thing and one thing only. And that was Zelretch when he said, "I'm bored!"
But fortunately for her, she was nowhere near Zelretch so she had nothing to worry about. Except the same couldn’t be said for his two students.
Rin and Luvia froze. Acting like deer who caught themselves in a vehicles headlights, their minds began calculate how fast they could get up, run to the door and sacrifice the other in the process.
They both knew that it would take two seconds to stand up, one second to start running to the door, six seconds to make it too said door and one second to choose a direction and run as if the devil himself was chasing them.
The only variable that they both could not correctly calculate, the only variable that no matter how hard they tried could not take into proper account was the fact that what if the other tried to sacrifice the other.
Because if they agreed to a truce to not sacrifice the other, then they would obviously try to cause the other to trip and fall. But if they both actively sought to sacrifice the other, then they wouldn’t get anywhere because they both would just end up fighting each other instead of escaping. So they clearly can’t do that.
But at the same time, they both wanted to be the one to live to see another day, so they needed to make the other fall behind if only slightly. All this and more went through their minds in a split second.
Spinning his swivel chair around to have his back facing his students, Zelretch knew that it would be pointless. He could use his Kaleidoscope like a pro. He didn't even need to turn around. Just a flick of the wrist and suddenly a portal to God knows where would swallow them up. But still this is one of those rare cases, where he just didn't feel like sending them to a random universe.
Sighing to himself, he had to come up with a plan. I need a plan. I need some real entertainment. Not just a needless prank.
Sighing once again, he turned his swivel chair around and opened up one of the drawers. This drawer consisted of "friendly reminders"- because no one in the Mages Association had the guts to openly complain to Zelretch- of what his two students get up too when they leave his class. Property damage, noise complaints, harassing other members of the Magus Association... normally Zelretch would've just ignored them but his two students have really been unruly lately.
One of the harassment reminders was about a time when his students were in a heated debate and a senior member of the association tried to step in and break it up, only to go into the fetal position five seconds later sucking his thumb.
The cause for such action was that apparently they both destroyed his spirit and crushed his soul so thoroughly that he was reduced to the mindset of a child… Adding to the fact that he rocks back and forth in the medical wing saying “Mommy… please make the mean women stop mommy… Why won’t they stop?”
I can understand that they wish to outdo each other, what with their competitive attitudes but even to a guy like me, this is getting ridiculous. Zelrecth preferred to mess with one person at a time, not an entire wing of fellow Magi that were almost skewered because of a late night jewel fight.
Putting down the papers, he needed a plan, he needed entertainment. He also needed his two students to stop causing destruction, he needed to make them at least show some measure of self-control. He needed them to become...
An epiphany hit Zelretch like a ton of bricks. That was perfect. By sending them to that dimension, they would provide great entertainment and most likely( probably not) learn a thing or two about friendship.
Smiling to himself, he began to unconsciously rub his hands together much like a cliché villain from a sixty’s movie.
Upon seeing Zelretch rubbing his hands together, Rin and Luvia began to wonder what the fuck he was thinking about.
"Students! Stand up and fall in line. I've got a test for you!" The Dead Apostle Ancestor shouted out with glee, enjoying the fearfull expressions that both his students bore. "Now, before we get on with the test, you can leave your Jeweled Daggers here and whatever jewels you have on your persons. You won't need them where you're going."
Leaving their Jeweld Daggers on their desks and emptying out their pockets they began to make their way towards the door before Zelretch stopped and turned, facing his students in turn. "Luvia, I know you have several jewels stuffed in your bra. Rin, you also are using your sleeves to conceal at least five." Extending his right hand, he continued. "Hand them over."
With great reluctance, they gave up the last of their magically charged jewels. Zelretch smiled with satisfaction and then opened up a portal to a world he has not been too in a long time. A world called...
Equestria, Canterlot Castle throne room
Celestia commanded the guards to stand down, knowing that they weren’t in any danger. Though she had to force every single one of her muscles to not shiver when remembering those times.
Still she was mildly surprised. She always thought Zelretch was not the kind of Dead Apostle to take on apprentices but he proved her wrong yet again.
One girl wore a red sweater that had a cross in the middle that was between her small breasts, a short black mini skirt, thigh high stockings, brown shoes and her black hair intwin pony tails with black ribbons.
The other had long blonde hair, styled in coils- much Like Rarity did with her tail- with blue ribbons, a long blue dress with sleeves, white boots that came up to her shins. If Celestia didn’t know any better she thought they could possibly be twins.
“Princess Celestia,” giving a mok bow, Zelretch stood straight up. “These are my two apprentices trying to master the Second Magic.”
Putting his right hand on black haired teen’s left shoulder, “This is Rin Tohsaka,” putting his left hand on the blonde haired teens right shoulder, “and this is Luvia Edefelt.”
Celestia, not being one to ignore propriety, nodded to each in turn before speaking. “Greetings Miss, Rin Tohsaka and Miss Luvia Edefelt. My name is Princess Celestia, co-ruler of Equestria on the planet Equis.” Rin and Luvia were stuned. They knew magical creatures like unicorns and pegasi existed, but even they couldn’t speak! This horned pegasus, or pegasi-unicorn could talk, use magic and claimed to be a Princess!?
This light fuchsiash gray, light cerulean, turquoise, cobalt blue and pale heliotrope maned, horned Pegasus with a sun on her flank, well needless to say, they both couldn’t control their Magi curiosity any longer.
“What are you?! Why is there a tattoo on your flank! How exactly are you a crossbreed of a unicorn and Pegasus!”
Giggling to herself slightly, Celestia couldn’t help be reminded of Twilight when she got into her “inquiry” mode. Smiling to herself, she was just about to answer their question before the red-eyed man spoke first.
“Now my students there will be plenty of time to ask all the questions you want because you’re going to be living here until you complete my test.” Zelretch stated proudly.
Rin’s eyed narrowed in suspicion. She knew Zelretch was up to something but for the life of her she couldn’t quite figure it out. “What exactly do you mean by, “living here until you complete my test”…?”
“Exactly what it sounds like.” Turning his gaze to Celestia, who stood stock still knowing full well that this wasn’t going to be something she wanted to hear. “Celestia…”
“I implore you,” pushing his two students forward until they were practically standing a few feet away from Celestia, “Please take my two students and teach them the Magic of Friendship.”
This story line takes place after the events of Luna Eclipsed
Ponyville, Golden Oaks Library, 9:07 p.m.
Twilight Sparkle- the personal student of Princess Celestia herself- was doing something that she has never done before... completely and utterly freaking out!
"Twilight, it's not that bad." Spike was doing his best calming down the rampaging unicorn but she just kept running around, rummaging for quills, ink, scroll paper, books and various other objects she might need. "I mean, so what if Celestia has two new students, it doesn't change the fact that you were taught before them."
"But that's just it Spike!" Taking a break from running around like a headless chicken, Twilight walked up to him. "What if they're better, what if they learn the Magic of Friendship faster than me! Then Celestia won't teach me anymore! She'll probably send me back to magic kindergarten! What if-!"
"You're completely overreacting and misreading the situation?" Spike knew this would happen. He should've known better than to read out the letter. But considering the alternative, the result would still be the same. "Twilight, the train to Canterlot doesn't arrive until morning. You have plenty of time to prepare. So just relax for a minute."
Sighing to herself, Twilight lowered her saddlebags to the ground and put on a smile. "You're right Spike. I have plenty of time to prepare for tomorrow."
Spike released a breath he didn't know he was holding. "Good. Because I thought you were going to say let's-"
"Let's make a checklist!" Twilight exclaimed happily. "I mean, if they are new students, then it'll be my job as their senior to teach them the ropes."
Giving a high pitched squeal of delight and dancing on her hooves, Twilight did her best to calm down. "Oh, this is going to be so much fun!"
Spike slouched just a bit. "Yea... fun."
Spike had a feeling that this was going to be a long night...
Canterlot Castle, throne room, five hours earlier
Princess Celestia, goddess of the Sun, co-ruler of Equestria, an immortal being who lived on the planet Equis did something she has not done since in a good long while…
Rin and Luvia were doing their best to stand as stoic as they possibly could but even they had to admit, the laughter was contagious and soon found themselves clutching their stomachs. While Celestia was clutching her barrel with her forelegs, meaning she was giving her guards a very good look of her flank which was raised in the air.
It was probably the most un-Princess like thing, she has down in a long time.
Zelretch just stood there, with a slight smile on his face. He anticipated such a reaction, because of the absurdity of what he was asking but even he didn’t think that she would be laughing this hard.
“*gasp* You mean you *gasp* want me to take, *gasp* take your two students *gasp* and teach *gasp* them the *gasp* meaning *gasp* of *gasp* Friendship! *gasp*”
Zelretch stared the Sun diarch without even blinking, “Yes… Yes I do.”
“Hahaha, oh, hehehehe…” Taking a second to catch her breath Celestia, stood back up and slowly made her way back up to the throne. “And *cough* And, why exactly do they have to learn the Magic of Friendship?”
“Well you see Princess Celestia,” Zelretch told her all about the damages, fights and arguments that his two students get up too after they leave his class. “And since I don’t want to waste my precious time teaching them something that they should’ve already been taught. I thought that you could help me out.”
Pinching her muzzle to ward off an oncoming headache Celestia sighed. “Zelretch, while I don’t mind teaching them this valuable lesson… How exactly are they supposed to keep up with their studies in the Second Magic?”
“That’s the beauty of it though.” Smiling to himself while extending his arms he continued. “I’ve put my lessons on hold until they learn this life lesson.”
“What!?” Rin and Luvia both shouted at the exact same time.
“You can’t do this Zelretch!” Rin glared at her teacher.
“Yes, and as much as I hate agreeing with Tohsaka, you’re supposed to be teaching us the Second Magic!” Luvia roared back.
Zelretch just raised his two hands, silencing both of his students. “Well Princess Celestia, do you mind taking on my two students?”
Letting her gaze drift to the floor, Celestia became lost in thought. If I do this, it means that I’m taking on two new students- which isn’t a problem, but… Rasing her head just high enough to look over both Rin and Luvia she stared at them for a few seconds before glancing at Zelretch. If I don’t do this then who knows what Zelretch will do to me…
“Zelretch…” The man in question stared intently at Celestia. “If I do this, can I have your word that you won’t do any jokes or prank anybody while they are here?”
“My dear Celestia, whatever makes you think that I would do such a thing?” The Dead Apostle gave his best “I know I’m not innocent but I’m giving you this innocent smile anyway” smile.
“Let me think… Well seven hundred years ago when you just stopped by to visit you turned me into ‘Trollestia’.”
“It was not that bad.”
“I had the chef’s slow roast a duck and then once presented at the meal for a bunch of nobles,- a dinner that you, yourself attended if I’m not mistaken- I then proceeded to animate it with my magic to make it seem like it was alive.” Celestia stated in a monotone voice.
“Quite true, but it was a very good dinner, if I do say so myself.” Zelretch stated smugly.
Letting a small smile grace her lips she continued. “Be that as it may, you then returned four hundred years after that and turned me into ‘Mollestia’.”
“Okay, I am not responsible for that. That was all you!” Pointing his right index finger, while putting emphasize on that it was Celestia who was at fault.
“I had an orgy with ten mares and six stallions all at once and all at the same time!” Celestia deadpanned.
“Okay, to be fair, I only thought you were going to perform a ménage a trois, everything else is on you.”
Pinching her muzzle once more, Celstia sighed once again before looking directly at Zelretch. “Do I have your word that you will not perform any pranks so long as your two students are here?”
“You have my word.” Zelretch bowed himself to Princess Celestia to show how serious he was.
“Alright, then they can stay and learn The Magic of Friendship.”
Clapping his hands together with a shit-eating grin, Zelretch happily exclaimed "Wonderful!", while Rin and Luvia openly gaped/glared at their teacher.
How dare he leave us in this dimension… Rin and Luvia’s thoughts were on the exact same page, because they could not fathom why Zelretch would leave them in a world that was equivalent to a TV show meant for six year old girls that somehow gained a cult following of sixteen to thirty year old men.
Turning to his students, Zelretch finally decided to give them the details of the test. “Now my students, the rules for the test are as follows; 1. You are to remain with a five meter radius of each other. 2. You must live in the same house together and sleep in the same room. Sleeping in the same bed is optional. 3. The test will end as soon as you discover ‘The Magic of Friendship’… In essence, you must eat, sleep and stay by each other’s side.
“The only times that you are allowed to be by yourselves is when you’re either bathing or using the bathroom… Do I make myself clear?”
“Wonderful!” turning around Zelretch then began to walk away, while flexing his Jeweled Sword and opening up a Dimensional Hole. “I expect big things from you two! So don’t disappoint me!”
In a flash of light, Zelretch, Dead Apostle Ancestor, master of the Second Magic was gone.
Rin and Luvia looked at the spot where Zelretch vanished from, then slowly turned their heads towards Celestia who began to descend her throne.
“Now… I know you two have many questions but first, let me formerly welcome you to-.”
“Sister, why didst thou order a lockdown of our castle?!”
I tried to look up how Celestia and Luna raise the sun and moon, and someone on the MLP Forum website referred to the planet that Equestria exists on is called Terra. As such I will be using that term when referencing their planet. Just to avoid confusion from the previous chapters.
Canterlot Castle, dining room, 6:31 p.m.
“I see… Tis’ fortunate that we- I dids’t not meet this ‘Zelretch’,” Luna then levitated to take a dainty little sip. “The way thou hast described him, I believe thine judgement was most sound, Sister.”
“Mmmhmmm.” Celestia didn’t have the heart to tell Luna, but she had meet him, during the reign of Discord. In fact, the whole reason Equestria became so chaotic in the first place was because of a massive prank war between them.
But what she couldn’t understand is why didn’t she remember? Is it because they’re repressed memories? Did Nightmare Moon promise to remove all the painful memories from her when she took over? Or maybe they were purged along with Nightmare Moon?
All these thoughts and more swirled through her mind, but by far the biggest elephant in the room was Rin and Luvia.
~Flashback, Two hours earlier~
The two equine Princesses and two humans stood in the throne. Celestia decided that she should let Rin and Luvia ask any questions they want seeing that they were dumped in an unknown universe by the worst possible being in the universe.
“So the reason why you two are crossbreeds of a pegasus and unicorn is because you are breed called ‘Alicorns’, correct?” Rin, questioned with a raised eyebrow.
“Yes, for you see, Alicorns are a mixture of all three pony races; earth pony, pegasus and unicorn.” Was Celestia’s reply. “We are two of three natural born Alicorns in existence but anypony can ascend and become an Alicorn if they exhibit certain qualities that make them worthy.
“And earth ponies are by far the physically strongest of the three races because their ability to use magic passively is best suited for making crops grow.” Princess Luna added. “The pegasi can use their magic both actively and passively. They actively manipulate the mana around their hooves to manipulate clouds. Also, they use it to cloak their bodies when they’re trying to go at extreme speeds, forcing the mana to condense around their bodies into a second skin if you will.”
“And how exactly do they use it passively?” Luvia raised the unspoken point.
“They use it passively, to walk on clouds, and use it for flight.” Celestia put hoof to chin to try and figure out how best to explain this next part. “All pegasi have a default speed for flight, but how fast they go depends on how much mana can they pump into their wings, while maintaining the protective coating on their body.”
“Furthermore, unicorns are the only ones who can use magic actively.” Luna began to take over, because for all of Celestia’s experience, was by far, the better conjurer. “How much they use, all depends on how developed their leylines- mana filled vessels that run like blood vessels all over their body- and how much they use them… All three pony races have them, but earth ponies’ leylines can never grow, because they use magic passively. Pegasi can develop their leylines, but not too the extent that a unicorn can.”
Rin and Luvia were too stunned to speak. Despite this being a completely different dimension, the parallels between these “leylines” and Magic Circuits was far too coincidental. Because Magic circuits are also like blood vessels that run across the entire body. But they also know for a fact that if they use up too much, then they could die.
“And what happens if a unicorn uses up all their available mana, or tries to cast a spell that they don’t have enough mana to cast?” Rin just had to know. If the leylines were just like magic circuits then she already knew the answer.
“When a unicorn uses up all the mana in their bodies, then they become exhausted and are unable to perform magic until they’ve recovered enough to do so.” Celestia looked the expression on Rin’s face. It was one of surprise and disbelief. “The same thing happens to pegasi and earth ponies.”
“Wait, I thought you said that earth ponies can’t use it actively?” Luvia looked confused. If earth ponies can’t use magic actively, then how do they know if they’ve run out?
“Yes, you see all three races have leylines inside their body. So while the earth ponies can’t use it actively, they can still store it inside their bodies.”
Rin and Luvia nodded at this. Because since they’re magic isn’t going against the natural order of the world, it is far safer to use. Though it’s just speculation on their part, but since they’re equines- or more animal than human- their version of Gaia and Alaya considers their magic to be more natural because it conforms to the natural laws of the world.
Celestia and Luna waited patiently, they could see that they were lost in thought, and not wanting to be rude waited for them to come back to reality on their own.
“We just have one more question.”
Celestia nodded her head. “What is it?”
“What exactly are those tattoos on your flanks?” Pointing her right index finger, Luvia tried her best to look like she wasn’t staring at the mark upon Celestia’s flank.
“Oh,” both eyebrows raising in surprise, Celestia and Luna moved their bodies so they became perpendicular with Rin and Luvia, giving them a very good view of their flanks. “You mean our Cutie Marks?”
If one listened very closely, they could hear a metaphorical arrow pierce both their bodies, aiming directly for their pride.
“Yes… your… ‘Cutie Marks’… What exactly are they?” Rin ground out through clenched teeth and false manners.
Celestia and Luna gained a brilliant smile, happy and oblivious to the fact that Rin and Luvia had just had good portion of their pride destroyed.
The reason their pride took such a blow is because, “Cutie Marks” sounded so childishly girly that it was an insult to their maturity that someone had the gall to name those flank tattoos as such.
“Well you see a Cuite Mark, appears on every stallion and mare once they discover their special talent-“
Another arrow could be heard piercing their bodies.
“-and it tells that pony what they are naturally talented at, though some are more metaphorical than others.” Using her right forehoof, Celestia gestured to her cutie mark. “My Cuite Mark symbolizes my title as Princess of the Day, and my authority over the sun.”
“And I am the Princess of the Night, with authority over the moon.”
All coherent thought process stopped as soon as Rin and Luvia processed what the two diarchs had just said.
“Wait, you’re telling us that you two can control the sun and moon respectively?”
Celestia and Luna both look at each other, and then back at Rin and Luvia, answering at the same time, “Yes… yes we do.”
*knock knock knock*
Celestia then called towards the door. “Come in.”
“Pardon the intrusion ma’am,” a steel-gray unicorn stallion wearing a welder’s mask with a light charcoal mane with an oven with an open flame for a Cuite Mark appeared. “But dinner is ready.”
Celestia looked towards the balcony and realised that two hours have indeed passed. “Thank you Cook-Cook. We shall be there shortly.”
Bowing once then leaving, he went to go make last minute preparations.
“Now, that we’ve had our little talk how about we go-“
Celestia and Luna both looked at Rin and Luvia, who seem to have fainted.
When Rin and Luvia finally came too- mostly due to the delicious aroma of tea- they still couldn’t believe that these two Alicorn ponies had control over the sun and moon! It was ridiculous! There is no way that they could do such a thing.
Luvia brought her teacup to take a dainty little sip, “Excuse me Princess Celestia…”
“Yes, Luvia. What is it?”
Putting down her teacup she continued. “Princess, I don’t believe what you said.”
Princess Celestia and Princess Luna both blinked owlishly at her statement, before turning to glance at each other with uncertain expressions planted on their faces, before returning their attention to Luvia.
“What does thou mean by ‘I don’t believe what you said’, Miss Luvia?” Inquired Luna. She had no idea what Luvia was referring too.
“I mean, that you two being able to control the sun and the moon… it’s just not possible!” Luvia finished her statement by hitting the table with her right hand, punctuating the fact that such a notion of being able to control two celestial bodies.
“What!? Luna was furious! Veins became visible on her head, just below the base of her horn. “Thou sayest that we hath lied!
The sudden outburst from Luna was much unexpected, and it lead to an incredibly messy aftermath. Plates of food flew everywhere, wine was splashed on every surface. But Rin and Luvia received the worst of it. Their hair was blown back in a comical fashion that made it retain it shape.
Through it all, Celestia just sat there with a calm expression on her face. Occasionally taking dainty little sips of her tea. But when she finished her cup, she set it down before gaining a stern expression on her face to address her Sister.
“Luna… I thought we talked about this.” The statement was delivered in such a calm manner that Luna openly glared at Celestia.
“But Sister!” pointing her right hoof at Luvia, “She dared to claim that we lied about what we do with the sun and moon! Surely, thou canst allow this to pass?”
Shaking her head Celestia put her right hoof, on Luna’s left shoulder. “Lulu… Many of our own subjects also think as such. They believe that the sun and moon rotate on a gravitational axis that orbits around Terra.” Removing her hoof, she continued. “While they are not wrong, they are also not correct. And I do not get angry at them, nor do I use the Royal Canterlot voice against such naysayers.”
Rin and Luvia both had to actively resist the urge to face palm at the phrase “naysayers”… needless to say, it was very difficult.
Looking out the window at the view of the sky revealing it to be 7:58 p.m., Celestia began to stand up. “Time flies when you’re having fun. Luna, it’s time.”
Luna glanced at the window herself. “*sigh*, so it is.”
As they both made their way towards one of the many balconies, Rin and Luvia followed suite, their Magus curiosity winning them over.
Standing on the balcony, Luna and Celestia, allowed their magic to take. Both horns began to glow blue and gold. Along with this, the last rays of the sun dipped over the horizon ushering in the night.
Luvia felt her jaw drop. She couldn’t believe it… They actually controlled the sun and the moon.
Rin just smirked at Luvia. There was no way in hell that she was going to miss this great opportunity to add insult to injury.
“You know Luvia, if I didn’t know any better I would say that you prefer the taste of flies, what with your mouth hanging open like that.” Giving a victorious smirk as tic marks appeared on Luvia’s head.
“Yes well,” eyebrows twitching from suppressed anger, Luvia thought desperately for a comeback. “I shouldn’t be surprised that a back water magus like you to be truly awed at the sight of real magic, since you’ve never been able to use it.” Finishing off with a smirk of her own, knowing that she was able to piss of Rin.
“Why you little bitch…” Rin began to glare at Luvia with a passion. “I’ll get you for that you big breasted pig sow!”
“Bring it on, you petite tittied hick!”
Both aimed their respective Gandr curses at eachother. The glowing black orbs forming with all manner of diseases were ready to be released. The tension was so thick that anything could set them off like-
“That is enough of your foalishness!”
-before a golden aura wrapped around their bodies forcing their arms behind their backs where a bunch of ropes made of pure magic constricted them. Tying their wrists and legs together, with a set of rope, wrapping across their upper chests- this also had the added effect of making Luvia blush because it felt like her breasts were being squeezed slightly- but before either one of them could protest such actions, they felt like their mouths were zipped shut.
Which was a very accurate assumption because when they both looked at each other, their mouths were transformed into zippers!
“MMMMMMMMMMM!” Screaming with all their might, they began to struggle. Hoping that they can worm their way out of the magical bonds.
Stomping her hoof, Celestia looked very angry. “There is no point in struggling. Those ropes are made from pure magic and cannot be loosed in any way shape or form.” Wrapping her aura around them again, Celestia began to levitate them back towards the table. “Now,” placing them in their respective seat, before sitting down herself, the alabaster Alicor addressed them again. “Have you two calmed down enough to talk rationally?”
Rin and Luvia gave one last hateful glare to each other, before nodding their heads. Celestia then unzipped their mouths, but still kept the magic rope around them.
“Now, what exactly happened that would ‘cause you two harm one another?”
Both turned their heads to look at one another before snapping their attention back to Celestia and by the Root and Faust did they ever have things to say.
Pinching her muzzle, Celestia let out an exasperated sigh before addressing them. “Be that as it may, I will not have my students fight.” Why did I agree to do this… “As such you will both apologize to one another right now.”
Rin and Luvia both gained shocked expressions upon their faces before yelling at each other in unison, “But she started-!”
“I don’t care who started it!” This is one of the rare moments when Celestia had an actual scowl on her face. “I’m ending it right now! So apologize!”
A glare from the Sun Goddess was enough to shut them both up right then and there. With hatred burning in their eyes, they locked their gaze upon the other before giving a very insincere “I’m sorry.”
Celestia knew that this was probably the most she would get out of them. “Now before, we retire for the evening, perhaps you would like to explain what exactly those glowing black orbs were on your fingertips, hhhmmmmm?”
“So you’re saying that those glowing orbs are something called Gandr, and they inflict disease upon disease on the target destroying their physical health to weaken them or kill them out right?” Celestia questioned with a calm demeanor.
“Yes.” Both replied in unison, but openly glared at each other. Each blaming the other for copying them.
“That seems, extremely barbaric.” The Princess of the Night, stated with a grimace on her face. “Even though we have many offensive spells that can kill, why would you prolong their suffering? Tis most inhumane if you ask me.”
“Because that’s the life of a Magus.” Celestia finally released them from their magical bonds, and Rin took a sip from her tea. “To be a Magus is to walk the path of death.”
Luvia nodded her head, and took another sip of her tea. “Death for yourself, or death for others. It doesn’t matter so long as you are able to get results and advance your Magecraft.”
Luna and Celestia gave each other a concerned glance, before the Sun Diarch spoke up again. “And why would your… ‘Magecraft’ as you called it, be the death of you?”
Rin smiled a bitter smile. Even though she took great pride in being a Magus, she knew that it wasn't the easiest of life styles, and most definetly the hardest.
“Well Princess Celestia, it’s like this,” letting her right arm so it rested on the table she continued. “Where we come from, Earth has two wills, known as Gaia and Alaya. Gaia is the will of the World, it’s instincts to survive and prosper, while Alaya is the collective conscious to avoid extinction. You see, Gaia hates people who use Magic because it doesn’t conform to the natural laws of the world and if someone tries to do something that they aren’t prepared to do, they will most likely die.
“On top of that, if someone uses too much Od- internal magic energy- and Mana-external magic energy- they can also die that way because their Magic Circuits will overheat, burning them from the inside out, and yes our Magic Circuits are more or less like your leylines."
Both Luna and Celestia were stunned into silence. They couldn’t fathom why people would practise such a dangerous.
“If practising Magecraft is such a dangerous profession, then why do it at all?” Surpassingly it was Luna who found her voice first.
“To get to the Akashic Record or Root of the World… it’s supposedly the origin of all Magecraft in our dimension.”
Luvia took another sip of tea before continuing from where Rin left off at. “Going back to our original point, ‘to be a Magus is to walk the path of death’, because some people are so desperate to try and get to the Akashic Record, they will kill and experiment on people to do it… one famous case was that a Magus thought that by going into a maternity ward and killing every child, it would somehow advance his Magrcraft.”
*gasp* Both Luna and Celestia raised brought their right forehooves to their mouths to hide their shock. “And did it advance his Magecraft.”
At this, Rin decided to take a sip of her tea and Luvia shook her head. “No, it did not. But the Magus Association doesn’t care what you do to advance you’re Magecraft. So long as you don’t expose Magic to the world, you can get away with anything. And before you two, get angry no he did not get away with this.”
“And why pray tell didn’t he?” Luna asked with narrowed eyes.
“Because he wasn’t as smart as he thought he was.” Rin closed her eyes to take a breath, before she continued. “There were cameras in the hospital, and his face was recorded. So the Magus Association- or more commonly referred to as the Clock Tower- sent out some Enforcers- people who enforce the laws of the Clock Tower- to hunt down and killed the Magus.”
Celestia and Luna were quiet at this. On the one hoof, they were glad that the man responsible didn’t get away, but on the other hoof, they thanked Faust that they’re magic was kinder to them. For they had no idea how they would react should their planet all of the sudden try to kill them if they used even the simplest of spells.
“Still, thank you for explaining the mechanics of your magic and giving us some background information on your… Magus Association.” Luna spoke with trepidation in her voice. In truth she did not know how properly voice her thoughts on the matter.
Looking at Rin, Celestia spoke in a kind and caring tone. “Yes, Rin?”
“I just remembered something.” Taking a second to collect her thoughts she spoke again, “Remember when you said that some of your subjects said that you don’t raise the sun and Luna the moon, but both celestial bodies rotate on a gravitational axis, you said that while they weren’t wrong, they also weren’t correct… care to explain?”
“Of course,” Celestia smiled at Rin. These two remind me more and more of Twilight. “You see the sun and moon do rotate on a gravitational axis, as proven by University of Trottingham and Baltimare U. But you see, in our universe, Terra is in the center, and the sun and moon rotate around us, but the gravitational field around us isn’t strong enough to move the celestial bodies on their own. As such, before we took our places as the Sun and Moon Goddesses, it took a Council of twenty unicorns to do, what we can do by ourselves.”
“That makes sense. Because the sun’s gravitational pull is far stronger than Terra’s.” Putting finger to chin, she mulled over Celestia’s explanation as to why they have control over the sun and moon.
Luna looked at the nearby clock which read 8:42 p.m. “Well, I better attend my Night Court.” The Night Princess then got up and began to walk away. “I will see thee in the morning Sister. Good night.”
“Good night Luna.” Turning her attention to her two new students, she then conjured parchment, ink and a quill to begin writing up a letter to Twilight.
“To my faithful student Twilight Sparkle,
I write this letter to inform you that I have received a visit from an old friend-
Celestia mentally scoffed at the idea of Zelretch being a friend.
-and he has asked me to teach his two apprentices the Magic of Friendship. As such, I have two new students that will be doing an ongoing study of Friendship.
I would like you and your friends to come to Canterlot first thing tomorrow so that you all may get acquainted with each other.
Sincerely, Princess Celestia
In a burst of Magic, Celestia sent the letter on its way to Twilight.
Celestia herself stood up and began to walk towards the exit towards the sleeping quarters. “It has been a long day. I believe it’s time that I show you two where you will be staying for the night.”