A filly goddess of the sun is now a filly being raised in the land of the underground. What could go wrong?
Heavy spoilers for Undertale
Once there were two races that ruled the land, ponies and monsters. One day, a war broke out, killing thousands in the process. The ponies had won, sending there enemies deep underground, and trapping them by using there magic to create 'The Barrier'
Years later, an alicorn foal with a sun for a cutie mark wakes up, Only to find herself lost, not knowing who she was. The Story begins.
So, this was inspired by many of tatsurous story's check them out out if you want to.
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Have you ever heard of Equestria? If so, you might have heard of the War that took place there. Long ago, PONIES and MONSTERS were at war. However, It was unclear about why the War started in the first place. Nevertheless, the ponies claimed victory. Even though the monsters had brute strength and size on their side, the ponies' magic was much more powerful than their own. The ponies had banished the monsters deep underground, trapping them by using their powerful magic to create a barrier to make sure no monster ever breaks through. Not even the strongest of monsters nor the most powerful of magicians could break through the magical barrier. The monsters were stuck, banished to the underground with no simple way out. There was only one foreseeable solution. They knew that if they collected 7 pony SOULS, they could break free from their prison. It was only a matter of time.
Many years later...
It was dark, so very dark that the only thing you could see was a spot of a ray of sunlight, showering a small patch of beautiful golden flowers. In the middle of said patch of flowers laid a small sleeping pony. Her shiny white coat and gently flowing mane of blue, green, and magenta was what made her stand out from the flowers. Another noticeable aspect about her was that she had both a horn and wings, which was extremely rare for pony kind. Lastly, she appeared to be about 7 years old, while already having the image of a shining sun emblazoned upon her flank. After some time, the little alicorn stirred from her slumber. One thing she noticed immediately was just how dark the room she was in appeared to be.
"Hello?" The little pony meeped into the darkness.
She slowly began to stand up, taking in what she could discern about her surroundings. Luckily she saw some sort of entrance to her left, and began to walk towards it. As she reached the entrance she spotted before, a small golden flower like the ones she saw before jumped out of the ground to meet her. One key difference was that this small flower had a little face.
The alicorn was confused about why there was a golden talking flower, but was also intrigued. So she sat down and listened to what this 'Flowey' had to say.
"Hmm.." Flowey said as it was observing the young alicorn "You're new to the UNDERGROUND aren'tcha?" The little alicorn nodded "Golly, you must be so confused. Someone oughta teach you how this place works. I guess little old me will have to do. Ready?"
"Uhh, yes?" The pony squeaked
"Then here we go!"
Suddenly, the whole room flashed black and a strange symbol was in front of her. Flowey was infront of it. "See that little white heart?" The filly nodded. "That's ya SOUL."
"What's my soul?" Asked the curious little filly.
"Your SOUL is the very culmination of your being. Your SOUL starts off weak but can grow stronger by gaining lots of LV" Flowey explained
"What's LV?" She asked
"It stands for, LOVE, of course!" Flowey said happily "You want some love don'tcha?"
"Heck yea- I mean, yes please" the filly said correcting herself for some reason.
"Don't sweat it, I'll give some LOVE to ya." With that Flowey made a silly face as some strange pellets came out of it. "Down here, love is shared through little, white, 'friendliness pellets'. Move around and get as much as you can!" As Flowey said that the 'friendliness pellets' we're heading towards the little pony's SOUL. The alicorn got a hang of the white heart's movement while Flowey was explaining to her what the basics were underground. She happily made her SOUL grab the 'frendliness pellets' but just as the heart touched them.
"UUGGHH!!" The filly screamed in excruciating pain, she collapsed and was in shock about what just happened. She used all her might to look up to Flowey to ask if she did something wrong, but what she saw, horrified her. Instead of Floweys normal face, it was replaced by a much evil, sadistic one, with a terrifying smile.
"Y o u i d i o t." Flowey said with a much more sadistic tone. "I n t h i s w o r l d, I t s K i l l o r B E K i l l e d!" The filly was struggling to move, the pain was to agonising, "W h y w o u l d A N Y O N E p a s s u p a n o p p o r t u n i t y l i k e t h i s?" Flowey used the pellets to circle around the weak heart that was the filly's SOUL. "D i e " Was the last thing Flowey said before laughing devilishly. The alicorn stood no chance, but then..
The pellets disappeared, and the pony felt much better.
"Huh?" Flowey's normal face returned to look in confusion, not noticing the fire ball coming right for him until it was to late, "Whaa!" just like that, Flowey was gone. Hopefully never to return.
The alicorn noticed another figure come into view. It had a Snow White, fluffy coat, and horns on its head. "What a horrible creature, torturing a poor, innocent youth." The creature said. The filly was backing up slowly, not wanting to repeat what happened, or trust anyone in the underground again. The goat-cow hybrid noticed this. "Do not be afraid my child, I am Toriel, caretaker of the ruins." The creature, Toriel, said with a kind smile. The alicorns fear was vastly reduced.
"You're, not going to hurt me?" The pony said sheepishly. Toriel chuckled at this.
"I would never hurt someone without reason." Toriel answered. "I pass by this place everyday to see if anyone has fallen down. You are the first pony to come down here in a long time, a quite unique pony as well." Toriel explained while observing the fillys unique appearance. She had an array of colour for her mane, blue, green, and magenta, her mane seemed to flow constantly even though there was no breeze. She also had a shiny white coat that looked like it was taken care of. What was the most unique thing about her appearance was that she not only had a pair of wings and a horn, there was a symbol of the sun on her flank. "Hmm, do you have a name child?" Toriel asked. The alicorn dropped her head down.
"No, I don't know, I can't remember who I was, or what I'm suppose to be doing here." The pony said sadly with small pricks of tears starting to form in her eyes.
"It is okay child, there is no reason to cry." Toriel said, crouching down to comfort the poor filly. She had an idea. "How about I give you a name?" This seemed to spark the fillys interest. Toriel took a good long look at her, thinking of a potential name. It's was obvious she was no ordinary pony, seeing as see had both wings AND horn, along with a symbol of the sun on her flank, she appear to be a young, celestial being.
She had an idea, "how does the name Celestia sound?" Asked the boss monster. The alicorn, Celestia's, eyes twinkled. "I love it." She whispered to herself.
"Come again Celestia?"
"I LOVE IT" Celestia yelled with enthusiasm, she started jumping around Toriel. "I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I-" she kept repeating to the monsters amusement.
"Calm down child, you'll make yourself exausted." Toriel said in a worried tone. The filly appeared to stop in midair, then slowly drift back down.
"Sorry, what I meant to say was, thank you." The filly said sheepishly.
Toriel chuckled again as she stood up. "Come Celestia, I'll show you around." Toriel walked out of the room with Celestia not far behind.
The room that Celestia goes through is much bigger than she expected. Purple columns and brick walls covered in moss showed that the ruins had been here for years. There was a stairway going both left and right with a shadowy exit at the end of the room. Celestia makes her way through the room taking in her surroundings. Toriel found it very amusing that Celestia was this curious about the catacombs. "This way child" Toriel said as she made her way to the entrance, with Celestia following.
Now there were in a smaller room, it still had the purple brick walls but there was a closed purple door, probably locked, with a yellow lever next to the door, and 6 pressure plates in front of the lever. "Welcome to your new home Celestia. Allow me to educate you onto how things work around here" Toriel then proceeded to walk on 4 pressure plates and switch the lever, opening the door. "The ruins are full of puzzles." Toriel began to explain. "Ancient fusions between diversions and door keys. One must solve them in order to move from room to room. Please adjust yourself to the sight of them" As Toriel walked off, Celestia got 'adjusted' to the puzzles, which meant she took about three seconds looking at it, then proceeding to the next room, but not before walking in the pattern the boss monster went in, just to be safe.
The next room was some sort of giant hallway, there were two streams with wooden planks to get across them, there were also 3 levers on the far side of the wall. "To make progress here, you will need to trigger several switches. Do not worry, I have labelled the ones that you need to flip." As they walked through Celestia noticed the switch like from the room before but with some writing and arrows in yellow marker.
"Um, Toriel?" Asked Celestia
"Yes dear, what seems to be the matter?"
"Well, uh." Celestia blushed "What are the, uh, 'scribble things' suppose to mean?" She said, blushing mad, feeling like she would know but just didn't. She knew what the arrows were indicating, but didn't quite understand the words.
Toriel was quite Shocked to hear this "I see, well it says that you have to pull the switch dear, do you know how to read?"
"Uhh, well, I-ah, um." Celestia couldn't fine the right words to say. Luckily Toriel did.
"Don't worry too much about it child, it's fine, I can teach you our language in due time." She said cheerfully. The filly beamed at this. She pulled both of the switches and heard some sort of 'thunk noise' "Splendid! I'm so proud of you, little one." The little alicorn felt proud. "Let's move on to the next room."
As they approached the next room, Celestia saw a strange looking, 'thing' next to the door. Toriel began to explain, "As a pony living in the underground, monsters may attack you."
Celestia was shocked, "What! Why me?" She groaned. She didn't understand why a monster would just attack a pony.
Toriel knew, but didn't really want to say. "It is just what some monsters will do..." She said, not looking at her. Celestia still wanted a complete answer, but let it slide for now. "You need to be prepared for this situation. However, worry not! For the process is simple. When you encounter a monster, it will start a fight. While you are in a fight, strike up a friendly conversation. Stall for time, I will come to resolve the conflict. Practice talking to the dummy." Celestia went up to the dummy.
Suddenly the little white heart appeared in front of her, shocking her, "Toriel?" She asked. "Will 'this' happen every time I encounter another monster?" Toriel nodded, "O-Kay, this I'll have to get use to." Celestia encountered the dummy. "Uhh, hello there, nice uh, stitches you have there." Celestia talked to the dummy. "..." It doesn't seem much for conversation, Toriel seemed happy with the alicorn.
"Ah! Very good my little pony, you're a natural." Toriel explained cheerfully, going to the next room. Celestia blushed happy to see that her mom was proud of her.
'Mom?' The filly shook that thought out of her head 'She wouldn't want me as a daughter, would she?' The filly looked at the dummy again, "Do you she would want me?" The dummy said nothing. Celestia face hoofed, "I'm talking to a dummy. Guess I'm the, dummy now." The pony giggled at her own bad joke, as she trotted to the next room.
As she walked to the next room, she noticed a hallway and saw Toriel, waiting for her. "There is a puzzle in this room, I wonder if you can solve it?" As they walked down the hallway, Celestia's heart came out and a froggit attacked.
Celestia didn't know what to say, "Uh, um, nice mouth, really brings out your eyes." The pony stumbled but got a hang of her speech. The froggit didn't understand, but was flattered anyway. Luckily, Toriel came and resolved the conflict, by glaring at the monster. The froggit understood and hopped away, lowering its head in shame. With that said and done, the pony's heart went back in her chest. Celestia stared at her chest for a moment, then giggled. "It feels, warm, when it does that." She said to no-one in particular.
They reached the end of the hallway. The filly saw some sort of, lake with a platform full of spikes. "This is the puzzle, but, I think you can just fly over it." Toriel explained remembering that Celestia had wings. Said pony blushed with embarrassment.
"I, don't really know how to fly." She exclaimed as she looked at her wings.
Toriel thought for a second. "Here, I'll give you a ride." The monster then picked Celestia up and over her back, giving here a piggy back ride, the filly giggled happily as Toriel walked through the hidden pathway in the spikes. As they reached the end Toriel put the little pony down, "Puzzles seem a bit too dangerous for now."
They reached the next room. "You have done excellently thus far, my child." The alicorn beamed at this. "However... I have a difficult request to ask from you." Toriel took a deep breath, "I would like you to walk this hallway by yourself." Celestia was confused by what she meant. "Forgive me for this." As soon as she said that she zoomed off to the other end of the room.
"W-wait up!" Celestia tried to catch up to her, but Toriel was much faster. As Celestia ran she noticed how long this hallway was. 'Why is this so, freaking, long!' She thought to herself. As she reached the end of the hallway, tuckered out from the running, she saw an odd column. "T-*huff* Toriel? Are you be-*pant*behind there?" Toriel appeared from behind the pillar.
"Greetings my child, do not worry, I did not leave you." The monster reassured her. "Thank you for trusting me."
The alicorn huffed, "You're, *huff* welcome." Celestia regained her breath as Toriel chuckled,
"There was an important reason for why I left you, to test your independence. I must attend to some business, and you have to stay alone for awhile. Please remain here, it is dangerous to explore by yourself." Toriel thought for a moment, "I have an idea, I'll give you a cellphone." Toriel gave the little pony a cellphone and a brown, stitched up satchel. The filly was confused as to why she was given a satchel to her. "The satchel is for holding your phone, my child. The monster said, as if she read her mind. (Or expression of confusion). "If you need anything, give me a call. Be good alright?"
"Alright." Celestia answered. Toriel walked out the room leaving the pony behind.
As Celestia was waiting at the end of the hallway, she thought to herself. 'Should I call her my mom? I mean, she has called me 'my child' a lot. But that's just an expression, right?' The filly groaned and lied down, thinking about her situation, then she remembered, she had a phone to call Toriel. 'I'll just call her and ask about it, yeah, shouldn't be that hard.' Celestia looked at her phone, 'how does this work again? Oh, right, call button. The pony pushed the button and waited.
"Hello, this is Toriel." A familiar voice said on the other side of the call.
"Hi Toriel, I- uh, just wanted to say hello! Heh heh." Celestia said, avoiding her actual question.
"You only wanted to say hello...? Well then, 'hello!' I hope that suffices. Hee hee.
Celestia then smiled to herself, put down the phone, walked up to the pilar, and banged her head several time. "Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid-" she could have swore she heard someone laughing at the other side of the room, but she was to enraged at herself to notice whom. "What was that!? 'Oh, just wanted to say hi!' Stupid!" The filly groaned at her own 'stupidity' and took a deep breath. "*sigh* Try again, I'll just, try again." After she took in more deep breaths to fully calm herself down. Celestia called up the monster again.
"Hello, this is Toriel."
"Hello mom, I had a quest-" The filly froze, realising what she just said, 'That's was not what I wanted to say, damnit!
"Huh? Did you just call me... 'mom'? Toriel asked.
"Well uh, y-yes, yes I did." The alicorn whimpered, she was extremely embarrassed.
"Well... I suppose... Would that make you happy? To call me 'mother'?" Toriel asked.
"Yes, yes it would." Celestia regained some hope.
"Well then, call me whatever you like!"
The pony stayed silent for a second, then started jumping up and down and squeed. " She said yes! She said yes! Well not specifically yes but still, she sorta said it's okay! Whoo-hoo!" Celestia was smiling happily in the long hallway, all alone, by herself, in the rain. 'So, what now.' She thought to herself. She looked at the entrance to the next room, she tried to take a step forward, but she thought about what her mom said. 'Tori- mom, said that it's dangerous to go without her.' She took a step back. 'But I can take care of myself. She took two steps forward. 'But I would be disobeying her.' She stepped back again. 'I could show her that I'm good at puzzles if there's more out there.' She took three steps forward. 'But I could disappoint her by not following her rules.' (You see where this is going). Celestia stepped forward again, 'I can show her that I'm good at doing puzzles and stuff. It's a risk I'm willing to take.' She walked to the next room. Filled with something, she could not describe.
The pony looked around at her new surroundings. There were the usual purple bricks, some more rose bushes, and what appealed to her most, a froggit standing near the entrance.
'Hmm? Mom's calling' She answered the phone.
"Hello, this is Toriel, you have not left the room, have you?" Celestia froze.
"N-no" The pony stumbled, you know like a liar.
"There are a few puzzles I have yet to explain." Toriel explained. "It would be dangerous to try to solve them yourself. Be good, alright?" She asked.
Celestia took a deep breath "alright"
The filly thought hard. 'I should listen to her, why am I not listening to her?' Celestia sighed. She continued on her journey.
The filly walked up to the frog monster, wondering what it was doing the whole time she was on the phone, "Ribit, ribit. (Excuse me pony.)"
Celestia blinked. 'Did...did the frog just talk?' "Huh?"
The froggit continued, ("I have some advice to for you about battling monsters.")
"O-kay." The pony couldn't believe she was getting advice, battling advice from a frog, a freaking frog.
"(If you act a certain way, or fight until you almost defeat them... They may not want to battle you anymore. If a monster does not want to fight you, please... use some mercy, pony.) Ribit."
"I will, thank you Mr frog" The pony went on her way.
As Celestia walked down the room, her heart jumped out of her chest, surprising her. A whimsun approached meekly. It looked sad. Celestia tried to console the little bug monster but halfway through her first word, the whimsun burst into tears and ran away. "Waaaaaaahhhhhh!"
The pony won, she felt terrible.
"Poor guy, or girl" The filly didn't know how to tell the difference between male and female monsters that would fight her. Nonetheless, she made her way to another room.
Celestia knew this room had a puzzle, there we're cracks on the floor, in the middle of the room. She was certain that would they break if she stepped on them. "Hmm" The pony also noticed some strange 'doors' from either side of the cracked floor. She put two and two together and knew what she had to do, even though she didn't like it. "Here goes nothing". When she stepped on the cracked floor it broke. As she began to fall she remember she had wings. 'Wings, don't fail me now!' She pulled them open and slowed down drastically, she glided down to the room below, while facehoofing at her stupidity of not using her wings to glide in the first place. She landed on a patch of roses and, as she expected, there were two doors either side of her. The filly went to the right door and made it up the room above. "And mom said they were hard." Celestia giggled.
The very second she went the the next room.
The pony picked up.
"Hello? This is Toriel." Said monster's voice spoke up.
"Hey mom." Celestia replied.
"For no reason in perticular, which do you prefer? Cinnamon or Butterscotch?" Toriel asked.
"Hmm... I like cinnamon." The alicorn answered.
"Ohh, I see, Thank you very much Celestia."
As Celestia looks around the room she notices-
'Again?' The pony thought, annoyed as she picks up the call.
"Hello? This is Toriel."
"Is something up mom?" Celestial asked.
"You do not dislike butterscotch, do you, I know what your preference is, but... Would you turn up your muzzle if you found it on your plate?"
"No, I like butterscotch." The filly replied.
"Right, right, I understand. Thank you for your patience, by the way."
'Wonder what that was all about?' Celestia silently thought.
After the call, Celestia looked around. There was a line of spikes blocking her way to the next room, and a rock with a pressure plate directly infront of it. The filly had an idea, she pushed the rock towards the pressure plate. The spikes seemed to disappear into the ground. 'This is to easy' Celestia thought smugly.
Just as she said her SOUL jumped out and a Froggit hopped close. "Oh, another frog, uh, hi." Celestia talked to the frog. Froggit just croaked and jumped to attack the pony's SOUL, said SOUL dodged out of the way. 'What do I do? What do I do? What do- I got it!' Celestia complemented Froggit, the monster didn't understand what she said, but was flattered anyway. Froggit jumped to hit the white heart, but the SOUL dodged out of the way, Froggit seemed reluctant to fight her, the alicorn noticed this. "Do you, want to spare me?" Celestia asked the monster. The Froggit seemed to understand and hopped away. Celestia could hear something in her satchel, she looked and saw 2 pieces of gold in the brown bag. 'Does that happen every time I spare someone? Cool'. The filly was happy to find she got a reward from the fight, even though she didn't know where it came from. She moved to the next room.
Celestia noticed the strange vent from before, as well as the cracks on the floor. Only this time, the cracks were all over the room. The alicorn looked at her wings and looked at the floor. 'Here we go now'. She stepped on the broken floor and glided down below. She didn't expect to see roses everywhere. Celestia landed and saw the pathway in the rose bushes and memorised it.
The pony walked to the door, but a jelly looking creature was in her way. Her soul jumped out as the creature wobbled. 'I don't have time for this' Celestia thought. Suddenly the white heart seemed to grow arms and legs and walked back into her chest. "Sorry jelly monster, maybe next time" She smiled softly to the moldsmal as she walked to the door. She went back up and used her memory to figure out the hidden pathway. She went to the next room.
There were three rocks for the puzzle this time, as Celestia pushed two onto the pressure plates, she was about to push the third one until, "WHOA there, pardner. Who said you could push me around?" The rock monster spoke, startling the filly.
"Uuuhh, well could you move juuuust a little bit? Pretty pretty please." Celestia said making puppy eyes. She swore the rock just 'hhnngggh' quietly.
"Well, ok, just for you pumpkin" The rock moved, but not that much. Celestia resisted the urge to facehoof.
"Well, that's good, but maybe move onto the pressure plate instead, do you think you can do that?" The filly asked.
"Hmm? I think I got it." The rock moved onto the pressure plate. Celestia heard a *click*, sound and saw the spikes had disappeared into the ground. "Was that helpful?" The monster asked.
"Yes, thank you Mr rock" The pony trotted to the next room, only for the spikes to reappear again. "Huh?" The alicorn looked back and saw the rock had moved out of place. Celestia sighed and walked back. "Do you think you can stay on the pressure plate until I get out?" Celestia kindly asked.
"Hmm? You wanted me to stay there? You're really giving me a workout." The rock went onto the pressure plate again as well as the spikes disappearing. The filly thanked it and trotted off to the next room.
In the next room there was just a hole in the wall and a piece off cheese on a table. Celestia payed no mind to it, but moved the table a little bit closer to the mouse hole, it filled her with... something. She heard a squeak. That made her satisfied about what she had done and trotted to the next room.
"Uuuhhh" What the pony saw in the next room surprised her, there was a ghost, sitting on a rose bush, repeating the letter 'z', pretending to sleep. "Um, hello there" Celestia said poking at the ghost when suddenly, her SOUL came out.
Here comes nabstablook. Celestia gave the ghost a patient smile. "Heh..." Napstablook looked just a little bit better. The ghost seemed to cry tears to attack the filly's SOUL, she swiftly dodged them all.
Celestia told Nabsatblook a little joke. "What do you call a dog on fire? A hot dog!"
"Heh, heh... Really not felling up to it right now. Sorry." Cheering seemed to have improved Nabstablook's mood again. Nabstablook wants to show the pony something. "Let me try..." The ghost then made his tears go up, he made a stylish hat. "I call it 'dapper blook'... Do you like it?" The monster eagerly waits the ponys response.
"It looks, fabulous!" The filly said with a sassy tone.
"Ohh gee..." The alicorns SOUL went back to her chest. The fight was over. "I usually come to the ruins because there's nobody around... but today I met somebody nice.... oh I'm rambling again, I'll get out of your way." Just like that, Nabstablook vanished.
The filly smiled and made her way to the next room.
Celestia saw three Froggits in the next room, they had, interesting things to say. Honestly, she didn't know what the hell they were talking about, but she didn't skip the conversations of the frog monsters. She was just about to walk out until...
The pony picked up the phone.
"Hello?" The familiar voice said. "I realized it has been a while since I have cleaned up. I was not expecting company so soon. There are probably a lot a things covered about here and there. You can pick them up, but do not carry more than you need. Someday you might see something you like, you will want to leave room in your satchel for that."
'Hmm, okay, noted.' Celestia went onwards to the next room.
In the room there were spikes at the exit and 6 cracked parts of the floor, spread out evenly across the room. The vent doors were beside each broken floorboard. But before Celestia could think, her SOUL jumped out, Loox drew near.
The filly couldn't stop staring at the giant eyeball that was basically 80% of it's body. This made the Loox very unhappy. Loox summoned rings to attack the white heart, the filly dodged, but got hit by one, she braced for intense pain, but it surprisingly didn't hurt as much compared to that stupid flowers attack. The filly then dicided to look away from the massive eyeball, "Finally, someone gets it." that seemed to help the alicorns odds of sparing. Celestia spare the monster, Loox walked away. Celestia heard some jingling in her satchel, she looked and saw there were more pieces of gold in the bag. 'Score!'
Now she was back to solving the puzzle, she thought about when she had made the spikes disappear by flicking a switch. 'Maybe there's a switch in the room below'. She looked at the broken floorboards. 'Which one to go through?'. The filly just let chance dicide and went to the middle one on her right. She glided down and saw a familiar ghost lying down. "Hey! Your that ghost from before." The pony stated.
"I fell down here... now I can't get up...go on without me..." Nabstablook said sadly.
"Wait, aren't you a ghost or something?" Celestia said.
"wait, ghosts can fly, can't they..." The filly nodded. "oh yeah, thanks for the reminder... uh..." Nabstablook didn't really know the alicorns name.
"It's Celestia, and you are?" The pony questioned.
"...Nabstablook...b-bye now." The monster vanished.
Since there was nothing else to do now in the small room, the pony went back up. She then tried the broken floor opposite side of her. She glided down, and to her luck, a switch was there! She flicked it, and heard a satisfying *click*, Celestia went up and the spikes were no longer there. The filly trotted onwards.
'What the heck' was the alicorns only response for about what was in the room, it was already solved. There were just three coloured switches, red, blue, and green, and the spike traps were underground. If she wasn't confused by then, she definetly was when she went to the next room, The next room was exactly like the room before, just turned around, even the spikes were there, but unfortunately, activated, and blocking the exit. 'What the heck do I do!?' She struggle and trotted around, and noticed a sign. Sadly, she still couldn't read the language, but there was one word that was in blue. 'Hmm, so I just press the blue switch?' She thought to herself, she tried her theory and luckily, it worked! The spikes were gone. She trotted onwards.
The room was exactly like the two rooms before, rotated around in a different angle, Celestia saw a sign which had a red word. She pressed the red switch.
(A/N But not before she was attack by Vegitoids and sparing them but I'm not going to write that because I'm a lazy f*#k)
Vola, the puzzle was solved. Celestia encountered a few other monsters as she continued, but through careful diplomacy and kindness, she was able to convince them to leave her be. More gold found its way into her satchel as a result. Though the room repeated again, the color of the word on the sign allowed her to determine the appropriate switch to activate. She moved on to the next room.
Celestia noticed the vines and rose bushes, while she trotted onwards, Celestia saw that there were two different pathways, she went to the path in front of her, as she walked she saw a Froggit, it said that Toriel passed through here and was carrying some groceries with her to the room with the rose bushes. 'That other pathway, it must be where Mom went!' Celestial quickly thanked the frog monster and made her way back to the room with the other path.
This room was, interesting, to say the least. There was a giant tree in the middle of the room, roses underneath it, and a purple brick house. Celestia was about to head forward until she saw Toriel. "Oh dear, that took longer than I expected." The boss monster picked up her phone, presumably to call on Celestia to check if she was alright, until she saw said pony. Toriel rushed to the filly and checked to see if she was injured. "How did you get her, my child, are you hurt?" Toriel said worryingly.
"I should have not left you alone for so long. It was irresponsible to try to surprise you like this." She said with guilt.
"It's okay re- wait, did you say surprise!" Celestia's eyes sparkled.
"Err... Well I guess I cannot hide it any longer. Come, small one." Toriel said, taking off with the pony not far behind.
As the alicorn went in, the house was very beautiful and homely, she could smell something delicious. "Do you smell that?" Toriel asked, the pony nodded. "Surprise! It is a cinnamon-butterscotch pie. I thought we might celebrate your arrival." The pony and monster both laughed at the joke. "Ah, I see you like jokes as much as I do." The monster stated. "I want you to have a nice time living here. So, I will hold off on snail pie for tonight. Here, I have another surprise for you." Toriel proceeded to walk to the hallway, with Celestia in tow.
"This is it..." Toriel said cheerfully, Celestia looked at the door beside her. "A room of your own. I hope you like it." Toriel gently patted the filly's constantly flowing mane. But Celestia was confused.
"Wait, that means-" Her eyes widen. "I-I get to live with you?" She said looking at her mother for an answer. Toriel nodded, Celestia froze for a second, then jumped to hug Toriel, the monster was surprised at first, but then hugged back. After a few seconds she slowly put the pony down.
"Do you smell something burning...? Um, make yourself at home!" Toriel rushed to another room.
Celestia decided to check out her new room. She opened the door and looked around, she saw some plushies on a bed, her bed, there were some more toys in a toy box. A closet and cabinet with a dusty photo frame and a tiara next to it. There was also a poster of a golden flower on the wall as well as a bean bag underneath it, and a lamp besides the bean bag.
She jumped on the bed and rolled around, "aahhhh this feels nice." The alicorn said to no-one in particular. Only when she snuggled under the covers was when she realised she was exhausted from the puzzle solving. "Maybe a *yawn* nap won't hurt" She lied down and curled herself up, peacefully sleeping.
Later, Toriel was getting the pie for her and went in her room. "Celestia dear, are you al-" Toriel stopped herself seeing a peacefully sleeping pony, wrapped up in blankets. The monster smiled and quietly placed the plate of Cinnamon-butterscotch pie on the floor next to her bed. She went to turn off the lights, and shut the door.
Little did she know that right after closing the door. A small light appeared on the alicorn's horn, but she didn't even flinch. The light grew bigger, and left the pony's horn as it suddenly zoomed up, passed through the ground, as it reached the surface, it zoomed to the sky, or to be more specific...
The little alicorn yawned and stretched as she stirred from her sleep. Her vision was blurry, but she could see a plate of pie on the floor. Her eyes shot open. 'How long have I been asleep!' She looked around and quickly got out of bed, her muscles were a bit sore, but the pony shook of the pain. She looked at the slice of pie, it looked delicious, a bit cold, but still delicious, Celestia crouched down and took a nibble at the Cinnamon-butterscotch pie. Celestia loved it, she then it all in one bite. "Mmm mm" There was pie crumbs all over the filly face, but she didn't care.
Celestia trotted out of her room and looked around the hallway, it seemed to be day time, the filly wasn't sure, she saw a slightly open door next to her room. 'That must be mom's room' she thought. The alicorn dicided to poke her head in. There was no one in the room, so she just found it pointless to explore the bedroom, for now. She stepped out and walked to the main entrance, she saw another room, and trotted in. She found Toriel, placing some pancakes on the table.
"Ah, awake already I see" Toriel said with a cheerful smile.
Celestia yawned "Did you *yawn* make these for me?"
Toriel laughed "I just want you to know how glad I am to have someone here. Sit down child"
Toriel and Celestia were eating pancakes happily, but the monster noticed that the pony didn't use any knifes or forks, she just ate it using her mouth, which made the mess on her muzzle even messier. "Child" Toriel said, getting the filly's attention. "I was wondering, why are you not using the cutlery?"
"Mu whaut?" Celestia asked with a mouth full of food.
"The forks and knifes next to your plate." Toriel answered.
The filly gulped her food down, "Oh, but how can I pick them up? I don't exactly have a special talent to pick up small things with one hoof" Celestia explained, waving her hooves around.
"Well, why not use magic? Telekinesis to be exact." Toriel stated. Which made the alicorn more confused.
"H-how do I use that?" The pony asked.
The goat monster thought for a minute."How about I teach you after we finish breakfast"
Celestia beamed, she scoffed all her pancakes in one minute and licked the plate. After she finished, she looked at her mother with a excited face, and in anticipation, but was greeted with a face of complete shock. The pony's eye saddened, "Did, did I do something bad?"
Toriel's eyes twitched, but then she was howling in laughter. "Heh, heh, Celestia that was, hah, hah, that was, heehee." She couldn't even finish her sentence without laughing like a madwoman. Celestia was really confused, but also happy to see her mom laughing at a, joke, she apparently did. Luckily, Toriel's laughter died down, and looked at her, almost, empty plate of pancakes. "Well, heh, my child I suppose can start teaching magic." Celestia beamed, "But, after we clean your face, you look like a mess." The pony pouted and looked and her muzzle, it was covered in syrup, pancake crumbs, and some leftover pie crumbs.
After cleaning up the alicorn's muzzle and mouth, as well as clearing the table, they sat near the fireplace. "Celestia, you are no ordinary pony." Toriel explained.
"Why's that?" The alicorn questioned.
"Well, usually ponies either have wings, to fly. Horns, to use magic, or neither. You, on the other hand, have both wings, and a horn." The monster stated, pointing at her horn and wings.
"But, then what's the difference?" The alicorn asked.
"That is the difference, never in monster history, has there been a pony with the wings of a pegasus, and a horn of a unicorn. I do not know how powerful ponies like you are, but we can find out."
"How?" The filly asked
"I shall teach you everything I know, monster magic isn't as strong as pony magic, it is true, but there are a lot of simarlarities. I can teach you the basics. How to use telekinesis, teleportation, and shield spells. Does that sound alright?" The goat monster asked.
Toriel showed Celestia the fork from earlier. "Child, before you do any magic, you must be calm and relaxed. I suggest closing your eyes and taking deep breaths." As Toriel suggested, Celestia closed her eyes and took deep Breaths. "You must have a clear mind for this to work. Keep breathing, and imagine the fork floating in the air." The alicorn took breaths, in, out, in, out. She imagined the fork floating above her mom's head. Celestia heard her mother gasp and opened her eyes. The fork was in some yellow aura, and was floating in midair.
"I-I did it" Celestia said in disbelief.
"Ok, now try to imagine the fork moving in midair." Toriel said with a wise tone. Celestia took the advice and the fork appear the move in midair.
"WooHoo! I did it!" The pony hopped. The fork suddenly snapped into two and lost it's yellow glow and fell to the ground. "Awww" The alicorn groaned.
"It is okay dear, you did extremely well." The boss monster said happily, Celestia's eyes twinkled, she grinned.
"It's just like moving my SOUL, except... actually yeah, it's just like moving my SOUL." The alicorn stated.
"Yes but your heart and the fork are just small things. When using telekinesis you may have to pick up bigger things, or pick up large quantities of objects. We should practice you telekinesis until you past the final test." Toriel explained.
"What's the final test?" The alicorn asked.
"It is quite simple actually, you have to use your magic to pick me up safely, and then lift me back down. Do you think your up for the challenge?" The boss monster asked.
Celestia was a bit scared if what happened to the fork, would happened to Toriel. But she had something in her that made her say she could do it a hundred times. "I'm up for anything." Celestia said with determination.
Dear diary: It has been three weeks after adopting the pony... She is learning magic much faster than I could have ever imagined... Every time I come back home with the shopping, I can always find her using her magic to lift up objects like plates and chairs... But every time the filly sees me, she loses connection with her magic... The object she was holding would always snap in two, or scrunch up into Smithereens... She would some times have a temper tantrum, but it would always be resolved quickly...
But that was just the first week... She has become much better at using telekinesis lately... She can open doors and draws now... Pull books out of the shelves so I can read her bedtime stories, (Her favourite books are ones about Fantasy and history)
It seems that her kind, or to be specific, type, is very powerful in the realm of magic... I had decided to name her race, since nothing in monster history knows anything about her type... I choose the race name, 'alicorn'... A powerful pony, who could harness plenty of magic... I beginning to think the 'final test' would be a breeze for her...
But she had a nightmare... One night she screamed her head off, I rushed to her room to see what was the matter... But what I heard, what she said didn't make any sense... When I rushed in the room, and right as the pony saw me, she started backing up and kept saying 'stay away! I don't want to do it again!' It scared me... How much terror, how much guilt, there was in her eyes... And I had no clue what had happened in her nightmare... All I could do was comfort her, and hope everything would be alright...
On a happier note, I have been teaching the alicorn how to read and write... It was hard at first, to teach her to write... Her telekinesis is great, but she is having trouble writing the letters neatly... Her pencil keeps, 'going to big' as Celestia puts it... It is a bit funny to see her stressful expression every time she would make a letter to big, or look a bit funny... I am happy that I can fufill my dream of being a teacher...
She reminds me so much of him... So much of
"Hey, mom" The young filly asked, poking her head through the door.
Toriel snapped out of her trance. She closed her diary and looked at the pony. "Y-yes dear, what seems to be the matter?"
Celestia blushed a bit "Well, it's just, I" She took a deep breath. "I'm ready" she said with determination.
"Ready for-" the goat monster's eyes widened. "Oh.." Toriel smiled and stood up. "Well Celestia, come with me" Toriel walked out of her room and outside the house, with the filly in tow.
Celestia was a bit baffled as to why they went outside. "Hey mom, why can't we do the test in the house?" She questioned.
"Well dear, I just want you to have a comfortable space so you can do this. It is not easy to lift up a living creature as you might think." The monster explained.
Celestia and Toriel stood in front of the tree. The alicorn closed her eye and took deep breaths, while the boss monster was standing still, ready to be lifted into the air. "Now, let's start the test" Toriel spoke.
Celestia was struggling, her mother was right, it was hard. She knew it would be, from how big her mom was compared to the young pony. A familiar yellow aura started to appear on Toriel. She was being lifted up, even though it was slow. The filly grunted a bit but kept going, she opened her eye and to her surprise. Toriel was high in the air, grinning wickedly at the alicorn. "You did it my child!" Toriel said in delight. Celestia beamed, but she knew her job wasn't done yet. The pony carefully lowered the monster down. Celestial had a bit of sweat on her, but she didn't care, she passed the test!
"I did it! WooHoo!" The pony jumped to bear hug her mother, making them both fall to the ground, they didn't care, they were laughing like crazy for a solid five minutes. As there giggles died down, Toriel carried the filly to their home.
"You have done so well you child, how about we celebrate and lift our spirits with some pie" Toriel joked.
Celestia snickered. "Mom, those puns were bad" she said giggling.
"But your smiling" Toriel countered
"I know" The filly giggled again. "And it's Punacceptable!" They both laughed at the pun.
After the filly and her mother had some delicious butterscotch-cinnamon pie, (and after Celestia had her face cleaned from all the pie crumbs on her face). Toriel put the filly to bed, reading her a bedtime story, and occasionally, the pony would read with her. Life with Toriel was amazing, Celestia couldn't think of a better one. Later, when the alicorn fell asleep. Toriel shut the door.
She still didn't notice the little yellow orb on the pony's horn, seemingly a bit bigger than before, Celestia's ear just flickered and nothing else as the orb bounced off of the young alicorn's head. Zooming upward, phasing though the ground...
...to get to the sun...
Chapter 8: Teleportation and Cooking with goat mom! (plus Celestia)
It had been a month since the telekinesis test, the filly was now using her magic like a second nature. Which was good for her writing skills, (her punctuation was still a challenge). Toriel was now teaching her teleportation, which was much harder for the young pony. Every time she wanted to teleport to one place she would end up teleporting something else or just use telekinesis accidentally. Toriel would say it was a great start, but it's always not good enough for her.
One day, as they were finishing up on the lesson, the alicorn had something on her mind. She went up to her mother and asked "Can you teach me how to cook?"
Tories was surprised to hear this all of a sudden. "Why do you wish to know my dear?"
The answer was simple. "Cause I want to cook like you" She said with a sweet smile. "That and I want to do something else besides magic and reading"
The monster thought for a moment "Well, you are halfway through learning teleportation, and your reading and writing skills are excellent. I guess, I can teach you when we have time" Celestia gleefully smiled.
"So what should we cook? I was thinking-"
"Hold on my child" Toriel interrupted the filly. "We should do this tomorrow, l don't want you to be all puffed out when we do our cooking lesson" Celestia groaned, but understood.
Toriel and Celestia went into the kitchen. "Now dear, the first rule of cooking is to have your hands- or hooves in your matter, clean, you don't want to cook with muddy hooves." The monster explained. Toriel helped the young pony out by picking her up so she could reach the sink. After they had their hands/hooves were clean, Toriel got somethings out of the fridge.
The filly saw the ingredients and gasped."Are we going to bake a cake!?" Her mother nodded. The filly squeed, the goat monster chuckled at Celestia's excitement.
"Well dear, here's what you do first-" as Toriel explained how to cook, (as well as teaching a few cooking tips) the alicorn did as she said. A few moments later, the young pony placed the cake batter in the oven, (With the tin of course!) "Now I would rather use fire magic, but it seems we should use that concept when your a bit older, and more skilled in magic" The monster emphasised. "Any questions my child?"
Celestia thought for a moment. "When do we cook chocolate cake instead of snail cake"
Toriel laughed "We will get there dear, I promise" Celestia and Toriel spent the rest of the day reading books to each other, and Toriel occasionally taking a bite of the snail cake.
"Celestia, Celestia~ come on dearie wake up" A voice was calling out to the pony. "Mm, wh-wha?" Celestia lifted up her head, which to her was 100 kilograms. Her vision was fairly cloudy, but she could see a distinct blue robe and goat-like horns. "Mom? What going on, why are you waking me up at, at, uh" the filly didn't know what the time was.
"9 pm, outside" The boss monster answered, making the alicorn's head shoot up and eyes widened she looked around she was underneath the tree.
"How did I-"
"You teleported" Toriel interrupted her, with the biggest grin on her face "You used your magic in your sleep! Can you believe it" She whispered loudly, making sure not to give the pony a headache.
"W-what! How did I- when did I- what did I-" Celestia couldn't fined the right words to describe how she felt right now.
"After I put you to bed, I saw a flash of white in your room, when I check if you were alright, but you were gone. I looked everywhere until I saw you outside under the tree. There was only one explanation for it-" Toriel explained to the alicorn.
"I teleported" Celestia finished her mother's sentence "I can teleport, I can teleport! WooHoo!" Celestia jumped around her mom while saying 'yes' over and over. Toriel managed to calm the filly down, but just a bit.
"Well child, I am so proud of you, your really going all over the place ehh, ehh"
Celestia thought for a second "ehh, needs to better, 7/10" The monster laughed
"Come here you!" Toriel scooped up the alicorn as she said 'noooo' and walked back to their home laughing themselves tired.
Celestia yawned and stirred from her bed, it was really early in the morning. Usually the filly would just sleep in for hours until either her mother wakes her up, or she would wake from being to disgusted by the morning taste in her own mouth. These were not the case though, for it was a very special day. Celestia finished her morning stretches and teleported to the front room. 'Where is it?' The young alicorn looked for the calendar. 'Bingo!' She found the calendar and looked for today's date. 'Mother's Day' the filly read on the calendar.
'What to do what should I do?' Celestia trotted around the living room, thinking of the perfect Mother's Day gift. 'I cook bake her some snail pie! But that's way to easy for me, I need something that I can use to surprise mom, and challenge me. I could write a letter about what a great mom she is! But that's to simple' The pony groaned faceplanting on the floor, which was a terrible idea because now her face was sore. 'If mom was here she would scold me not to do that again, while making some funny puns like-' Celestia's eyes widened. 'Funny puns... That's it!' The pony teleported to her room to get some paper, pencils, and crayons. She then teleported to the living room and placed said items on the table. 'Hmm, it's not enough, I got it!' She went to the kitchen to get somethings out of the fridge, flour, eggs, milk, baking powder, sugar, and a bucket of snails. She then opened the shelves and got the utensils, as well as another ingredient. 'Perfect!' She thought. This was going to be the greatest Mother's Day ever.
After Celestia she cleaned and packed up everything in the kitchen, she teleported to the living room. 'Don't have much time left, she could wake up soon' the pony then wrote something on the piece of paper, then drew a picture on the paper with crayon. She folded it up to look like a letter and got the rest of Toriel's gift. Celestia teleported to the front of her mother's room, and slowly opened the door.
Toriel had just woken up a bit dazed. 'Thank god, I'm just in time' The pony thought "Mom?"
Toriel snapped out of her daze, "My child, what brings you here?"Celestia showed her the Mother's Day gift. "Did you, make snail pancakes and tea for me?"
Celestia nodded fastly, "Happy Mother's Day!" She called out, making Toriel grin.
"Ohh, Celestia, you shouldn't have" The alicorn's mother said, putting the breakfast on the desk, and taking the card.
"Open it up! Open it up!" The filly said quickly. Toriel opened the letter.
Dear tore Toriel Thank you for takeing taking care of me for the past 6 moun months. You have lifted my spirits when we did the telekinississ telekinesis test. When I was allover the placein the teleportaion teleportation test. And you have always helped me from danger- (I couldn't find a way to make a pun from the shield spell test, sorry) I hope we can celebrate today with some chocalte chocalate cake. (Or snail cake) Love from, your dauter daughter, Celestia. P.s do you like the picture I drew?
Toriel silently looked at the picture of herself and Celestia, eating cake and pie.
The filly grew nervous "Do, do you like it? Sorry for all the typos, I was writing fast and-" she stopped herself when she saw tears pricking her mothers eye, a hand covering her mouth, she was giggling. "Mom, are you-"
"You do not know how happy this makes me my child" Toriel said, taking her hand off her mouth and interrupted her.
"But, your crying" Toriel laughed some more and picked the filly up, only to place her on the bed.
"These are tears of joy dear, you are just my little ray of sunshine."
Celestia began to wipe away the tears "I know there tears of joy, but it's still a bit weird to see you cry. So don't, unless there's a really good reason or you absolutely have to"
"Heh, I am pretty sure I have a good reason" Toriel said with a small smile.
"What's that?" Celestia asked.
Toriel suddenly tickled her, making the filly laugh like a maniac. "It is you silly"
"Nooooooo, ha ha ha, stoooppp, hee hee ha!" Celestial tried to teleport away or use her telekinissis to make her mother stop, but she couldn't concentrate with her mother tickling her belly so much. When Toriel slowed down to give her some time to breath it was the pony's chance to take revenge.
"Surprise attack!" The young alicorn yelled as she jumped onto the monster's back "I got you!" She yelled
Toriel snickered "You got me"
Celestia then covered Toriel's eyes "Now your blind!"
"Hee hee, oh no! Small hooves, my only weakness, whatever shall I do" The boss monster exaggerated, as she fell down on the bed, making the pony incapable of movement, but not completely crushing her.
"Ackk, mom! I can't move. Oh, wait, I can teleport" Celestia face hoofed and used her teleportation skills to get out of her makeshift prison.
"Ok, run along now dear, I have to eat my breakfast soon" The monster said, pointing out the snail pancakes and tea on the desk, which were lukewarm.
"Oh, right, bye mom" The alicorn teleported out of the room. Toriel spent the rest of the morning eating the breakfast that her daughter made her.
"Good night my child" Toriel whispered. The filly had just been just put to bed, but as the goat monster closed the door, she swore there was a flicker of light in the alicorn's room 'Did Celestia teleport in her sleep again?' When Toriel peaked through the door there was no clues to indicate the alicorn teleported. The pony just looked a bit irritated. As the monster closed the door, she couldn't help but wonder...
Celestia stretched and stirred from her slumber, a bit dazed from the dream she had, as the alicorn yawned her blurry vision caught something in her room that wasn't suppose to be there. The filly rubbed her eyes to see it clearer. 'A letter?' Celestia thought as she got out of her bed to inspect the note on her drawer.
Dear Celestia I have a special surprise for you, But you have to follow the instructions and clues on these letters, The first clue is this, Look for the place where you first teleported, You will then find the next letter. Love, Toriel
'A surprise!' The filly thought of what her mother had in store. 'Maybe some pie, or cookies, or chocolate cake!' Celestia drooled at the thought of a giant chocolate frosted mud cake, or some vanilla frosted chocolate cake, (or any giant cake really) that her mother had made her. 'Ok, time to get started' The young pony thought with determination 'Let the hunt begin!'
The alicorn looked at the note again 'So I have to look for the place I first teleported?' Celestia thought for a bit, it had been a long while since she accidentally teleport. 'Where was it?' The pony gasped, the alicorn teleported outside her home, right under the tree where she first use teleportation magic. Celestia searched through the dead leaves and roses, but she could see any note on the ground. After a few solid minutes, the pony 'gave up' and in a fit of rage, groaned loudly and fell back into the plantation, scrunching her face up and crossing her forelimbs. Celestia looked up angrily at the tree, her eyes widened, there was a note pirced into the lowest branch of the tree. Celestia blinked, took a deep breath, and yelled "Oh Come On!". After that little temper tantrum, the filly got the note down and looked at what it had to say.
Dear Celestia If you are reading this than congratulations, But you will now have to find the next note, The clue is this, What shy, see through, friend did you tell me about and where did you find them? Love, Toriel
Celestia chuckled quietly, she remembered her first days living with Toriel. The pony had told her mother everything that had happened to her when Toriel left her to prepare the house. 'Nabstablook, he never comes around anymore' Celestia thought to herself. The alicorn and the ghost are good friends, he was extremely shy, yes, but Celestia helped him get out of his shell a bit more, they told each other stories that had happened to them, the pony's favourite story that Nabstablook, or 'Blooky' as she liked to call him, had told her was the one about this friend he had, she couldn't really remember the ghost friend's name, but Blooky said he was a fantastic singer. 'Ahh, good times' Celestia snapped out of her trance and teleported to where the next note would be.
The alicorn found the note on the wall where she had first met the ghost, as she expected. What she didn't expect was said ghost laying on the floor. "Blooky!" The filly shouted, startling the shy ghost. "I didn't know you still go to the ruins! Wait... Why exactly are you here?" The pony raised a brow.
Nabstablook seemed a bit to cautions to say "It's nothing Celly... it's just that... i-it's nothing" The ghost looked at the note on the wall, "I think this is for you... i'll be getting out of your way" But before Celly could reassure him there's no reason to leave, he vanished.
Celestia sighed 'Oh well, he doesn't seem in the mood to talk' The filly took the note of the wall.
Dear Celestia If you are reading this, you are doing extremely well, Here is the second last clue, Look for the place we first met, Love, Toriel
The alicorn happily gasped, 'second last clue? This is going to be a breeze' she teleported hastily to the second last place she needed to be.
As she arrived, all that Celestia saw was a simple note on the floor.
Dear Celestia Final clue, keep moving forward Love Toriel
'This is it?' She thought. Celestia moved to the next room, the room where she had first appeared. "Mom?" Celestia said, at the exit of the room. As she walked towards the patch of flowers she saw a familiar sight for sore eyes. "Mom! You're here!" The pony rushed toward the monster, hugging her.
Toriel chuckled, "You did so well, my child. Now I have your well deserved gift, close your eyes" Celestia did as she said. "Now open!" As the filly looked she gasped happily. "Happy birthday!" Toriel cheered as she showed Celestia's surprise. It's was a chocolate cake with vanilla and butterscotch frosting and strawberries and blueberries on top. "Do you like it?" The goat mother asked.
Celestia started to drool "It looks soooo delicious! I must eat it all" Luckily, Celestia snapped out of her trance. "Wait, did you say, happy birthday?"
Toriel nodded putting down the cake "I never knew when your birthday was, so I dicided to mark your birthday with the day I met you"
Celestia grinned widely, "Thanks mom, now let's get eating this cake already!"
It was nice, having a quiet picnic with Toriel, laughing and eating cake, feeling the rays of sunshine on the filly's coat. Her face was beyond messy, but she didn't care, she was soaking up the sunshine. It felt so nice, but it felt also, weird. Like it was calling out to her. She didn't think to much of it though.
Dear diary Celestia loved the surprise birthday picnic I threw for her... We told some jokes and made some puns... Celestia was eating the cake a bit, aggressively, but other than that she was having the time of her life... At the end of the picnic, Celestia took a little nap in the sunshine... It was adorable to see her cake-covered face snoozing away... But when we got home, something strange happened when she had woken up... Celestia appeared to be a bit, exhausted... I am not sur-
Toriel was stopped when she heard a scream of pain, coming from her daughter's room...
"CELESTIA!!" The monster yelled in worry as she rushed to said pony's room. Toriel opened the door to see something she wish she hadn't. Celestia had created a ball of light, about her size. She was inside it as the sphere appeared to go up, slowly bringing, and crushing the alicorn inside, trying to phase through the ceiling. "CELESTIA NO!!" Toriel rushed to the filly, tears in her eyes, trying to get her out, but the mini sun that Celestia had created was putting up a fight. As Toriel reached out, she felt a white hot pain burning her arms, but it didn't stop her from getting her daughter. "GET...OFF...MY CHILD!!!" Toriel used all her magic to unleash a fireball on the sphere.
It had seemed to do the trick...
But unleashed a devistating consequence...
The ball of light vanished, but left a powerful shockwave, blasting Toriel and the filly across the room, luckily, Toriel catches Celestia in time before she was smashed into the wall, but Toriel had taken the hit. The pain didn't matter to her, she had gotten her daughter out of danger...
Or at least she thought...
When Toriel looked to see if the alicorn was alright, what she got was Celestia's eyes closed, she was limp, and didn't appear to be breathing. The monster shook her, trying to get a reaction, pain, sadness, anything! "Celestia, Celestia! Wake up!" Toriel put her hand on her mouth. A new batch of tears came flowing down her face. "C-Celestia, please, wake up..." Still nothing from the young pony. Toriel hugged her limp body, silently sobbing to herself. "P-please...my child....you, cannot be...pl-lease"...still nothing... "C-cel-lestia...no... no..." Toriel heard a small cough. Her eyes widened, the monster looked at the filly again, she was moving, barely.
"*cough* *cough* m-mommy, *cough*" The pony quietly responded, tears of pain in her eyes. "I-*cough* it hurts"
Toriel looked at her daughter with a pained look, she knew what she had to do if this was to keep happening. "I-I know child..." Toriel hugged her, silently sobbing.
It had only been a day since the incident, yet it felt like forever. Celestia had only a few bruises and bumps here and there, but Toriel was a different matter. The blast had not been easy for the poor boss monster, she had many burns on her arms and hands, the shockwave had also put a massive bruise on her back. She was recovering quite well though, but all that Celestia felt was great amounts of guilt. Toriel said it was not her fault and she didn't ever know about it, but it felt like she had always knew. She kept apologising when Toriel Would gasp in pain from the injuries or when Toriel would say she had to do something she couldn't really do. It made her wrench in guilt for what 'she' had supposedly done.
But it was nothing compared to Toriel's guilt. The goat monster knew Celestia was connected with the sun somehow, but she had always shook it off. Now she was always in a desperate state when her daughter wasn't looking. If Celestia continues to live with her, she would be in extreme amounts of danger. How Toriel wished there was a better option, but none were there. It was either keep the filly with her, and watch her suffer, Or let her go into the underground, and get killed by Asgore, Toriel would cringed at the thought of Celestia being killed by him, just so he can become a 'God' and break the barrier. She was doomed either way. She was the first alicorn to be identified in monster kind and would be the first to be killed by monster kind.
"Good night mom" Celestia whispered to the monster. Toriel just nodded with a fake smile, as she closed the door Toriel walked to her bedroom in deep thought, trying to conseal her feelings about what had happened. As she closed the door to her room, she couldn't hold it in anymore. The monster slid down the door and weeped in silence, hands covering her face as her tears dampened her fuzzy hands. 'No, why this, why, did I do something bad? Do I deserve this!? Is this just a sick sense of humour, is someone laughing while pulling the strings!?! Toriel cried some more, 'Why can she not be with me, but I need to do what's best for her, but I cannot even do that...' she remembered all the good times Toriel had with the pony. Cooking lessons, meeting her, teaching her magic-' Toriel's tears stopped flowing, she removed her hands from her face. 'Magic...she is an alicorn, she is powerful in the realm of magic!' Toriel slowly stood up, 'Celestia, she could-no, she can beat Asgore, she can get through the barrier, she can be finally safe with her kind' Toriel looked at the Mother's Day card on her desk, a single tear came down. 'Even if it means breaking both of our hearts...' The monster got into bed beginning to drift from reality. 'Celestia, my child. My expectations... My loneliness... My fear... For you, Celestia, I will put them aside' The last thing Toriel thinks about is her child, happy, and most importantly, above the underground.
2 days later.....
Celestia woke up to find a note on the drawer. 'Huh?' She lifted it up to read.
Dear Celestia I have a difficult test for you. Please meet me in the basement, with your satchel and scarf, Love, Toriel
Celestia was baffled, 'My satchel, my scarf?' But she did as Toriel said. She grabbed her satchel (which was improved by having her symbol on it and no more stitches through it) and her cream-coloured scarf. She went out of her room and into the basement.
As the pony walked down, she remembered when she had tried to see what was in here, but Toriel always blocked what was ahead. She was always curious about the basement, but never disobeyed her mother. As she kept walking she saw a huge purple door. Toriel standing in front of it, "Mom?" The filly asked sheepishly Toriel turned around to face the alicorn, she had a sad look in her eyes.
"My child" The boss monster sighed "I-I have an important test for you" Toriel began to explain "You see, my child, what happened three days ago, it scared me, how much pain you were in, I'll just, *sigh* get to the point. You cannot stay here"
"Celestia" Toriel interrupted her with a stern voice. "It is not easy for me to say this you know. If you continue to stay here, to live in the underground, you will suffer, and die." The monster explained in a shaky voice. "You have two test that you need to complete, the first test, or the 'main' test, is that you need to cross the barrier..." Celestial knew about the barrier, where ponies had banished the monsters and so they couldn't escape, created a shield from the world above. No monster could make it through, but ponies with powerful souls could. "But to cross the barrier" The pony's mother continued "You have to defeat the King of all monsters... Asgore dreemurr"
Celestia shivered at that name, "I have to defeat him?"
"But that is not just it, the second test is to prove yourself, prove your power, your strength to me"
The alicorn froze, 'No, wait I don't want to!' But it was to late, for a familiar white heart appeared from her chest.
Toriel looked through her, her hands summoning balls of fire. "This is the test. Prove to me you are strong enough to defeat Asgore, prove to me you are strong enough to survive!"
Chapter 12: I have.....DETERMINATION (and feels...a lot of feels...)
It's sure to make goosebumps appear on your skin, here's the Link
Toriel blocks the way....
Celestia looked at her mother in despair 'I don't want to do this' Toriel waved her hands, a string of fire balls came right at her white heart. She dodges them. 'Moms strong, but I can be stronger! In the real way!' Celestia tried to think about something to talk about, but she couldn't think of any conversation topics.
"..." Toriel looks through the filly, she strikes a wave of fire balls, the alicorn's little white heart dodge them all, barely.
Celestia looked at her, "Mom, I'm not going to fight!" She yelled out to her.
Toriel's response was silence "........." The boss monster prepared another magical attack.
The filly got hit by the fireballs a few times, she then went through her satchel and ate a spider doughnut, she felt a bit better. "Mom! Please, I'm not going to hurt you!" Celestia yelled out, tears pricking her eyes.
The monster looked at her "What are you doing?" More magical attacks came at the filly.
"Mom, please I don't want to fight you!" Celestia shouted, trying to persuade her to stop.
But Toriel shouted back "You have to fight me! Just attack me!" and unleashed a magical attack. The alicorn dodge, Toriel was waiting to get hit by her, but the alicorn just wouldn't fight.
Celestia looked at her mother, "Mom, there's got to be a better way!" Toriel was acting aloof.
"...What are you proving this way?" Toriel just wanted to do her best for Celestia, she knew that. But Celestia wouldn't attack her, she just looked at her, tears dropping down her face. Looking pained, but not from her attacks, from what she was telling her. To fight, like it was a kill or be killed world.
"Stop it..." Toriel said in a stern yet also shaky voice. She used another attack, Celestia just kept dodging, but she never attacked, the filly just kept staring at her. "Stop looking at me that way..." Toriel managed to take her eyes off of her daughter and summoned more fire balls.
Celestia couldn't bring herself to hurt Toriel. This upset said monster, "Celestia, you have to hurt me! It's the only way!"
Finally, the pony had enough of this, "NO!!!" she screamed out. The monster was shocked, but her face was keeping her true feelings hidden. Celestia looked at Toriel in anger, "IT CAN'T BE THE ONLY WAY!!! The alicorn screeched, tears rushing down, Toriel took a deep breath and looked away, sending fire balls at her soul. Celestia's heart dodge them all. "MOM!! PLEASE STOP THIS, YOU KNOW I CAN'T HURT YOU!! Toriel still didn't look the pony in the eye, but she looked so sad.
As she unleashed another attack, Celestia was prepared to dodge them, but they appeared to be, dodging her heart. The filly's eyes widened, 'She isn't attacking me?' "M-mom?"
"I know you want to stay here but..." The pony took a small step towards the goat monster. "Please... fight me..." Celestia took another step, Toriel appeared to have tears peicking her eyes. "If you do not, I will never know if you cannot cross the barrier...if you cannot defeat Asgore..." Celestia stepped towards her mother again, tears flowing down both Celestia's, and Toriel face. "I know we have so much here together... but please, I cannot watch you suffer down here... I need to know if you can survive on your own..." Celestia was now in front of her weeping mother. "W-why are you making this so-so difficult"
Celestia hugged Toriel, crying into her shoulder. "M-mom, I k-know I can't be here, b-but why do I need to fight. I've been through the Ruins, I've met every monsters here, I never had to fight them. So why do I have to f-fight Asgore?"
Toriel said nothing for awhile, she just hugged her daughter tightly. "..."
Celestia waited to here a response, finally, Toriel stepped back from the hug, but never left her gaze. "M-mom?"
"Ha, ha... Pathetic, is it not? I had asked you to do something I knew you could never do... Just so I could feel better about myself.." Toriel took a deep breath. "Celestia I have only two wishes I request from you... The first wish is to find a way to cross the barrier. The second, is make sure you do not let them... Asgore...Take your soul. Can you do that for me my child?" Toriel asked
"I will, only if you do one wish for me" The pony stated, Toriel was about to ask until Celestia suddenly wiped away her mother's tears. "Keep, being happy ok? I know it will be hard, but I can't stand to see you cry" Her mother chuckled a little a nodded.
With one last hug they said their goodbyes "I love you mom"
"I love you to, my child. Be safe" Toriel began to walk back into the house, looking at the pony one last time, before she walked away, wiping the tears out of her eyes. Celestia looked at the doorway and went into the next room.
As Celestia trotted forward down the seemingly endless hallway, she could feel her heart beat loudly, 'Why...? Why can't she come with me? Why do only ponies get through the barrier?' She kept trotting, remembering all the good times she had with Toriel. The alicorn stopped at one memory that went through her mind, the magic test. She remembered all the things Toriel had said, how she was not like ordinary ponies, how she was extremely powerful. 'I'm not like other ponies, I'm powerful..." A thought came into her mind, a thought that would change the course of monster and pony history forever.
'I could find away to break the barrier, without dieing, without being killed' Celestia trotted with an emotion, a powerful one.
She trotted with DETERMINATION. 'I promise mom... I promise I'll find away to get you out of here, so you can live with me, together on the surface. I promise..."
Celestia kept walking, until she saw something- no, someone. Someone she wished she would never see again. "Flowey" she said with hatred. The damn flower was in the middle of the room, with a smug look on his face.
"Clever. Verrrryyy clever." The flower said smugly, the pony just glared at him. "You think you're really smart don't you? You didn't have to kill anybody, this time. In this world, it's kill or be killed. So you were able to play by your own rules. Spared the life of your cherished mother. Hee hee hee..."
Celestia couldn't take anymore of this "Get to the point, bozo"
Flowery didn't seem to take offence, "Name calling? That's just mean. But alright, what would happen if you meet a relentless killer?" Celestia raised a brow, Flowey's face turned a bit more gruesome "You'll die, and you'll die, and you'll die." His face turned back to his smug form "Until you tire of trying. What will you do then?" Flowey's face changes again, into a more eviler look "Will you kill out of frustration? Or will you give up one this world entirely... and let ME inherit the power to control it?"
Celestia tried to stomp on the despicable flower, but he dodge out of the way. "I will NEVER let you control the world!"
Flowey kept that stupid smug, evil, grin on his face. "I am the prince of this world's future. Dont worry, little princess, my plan isn't regicide. This is SO much more interesting" Flowey laughed wickedly. Celestia charged up a laser attack to demolish the damn plant, but he got away.
'Stupid flower! I'll show him, one day' and with that Celestia opened the door...
What Celestia first felt was the coldness. It was so cold, that Celestial could see her own breathe. 'This is cool, but it still doesn't help with theses chills down my spine'. The filly snuggled into the cream scarf on her neck, as she trotted, she couldn't help but admire the shere amount of space and emptiness of the snow covered forest. 'Wow, for a place that's under neath the surface, it looks like it has it on sky, it's own, really dark, rocky sky'. As the pony trotted, she could help but feel something watching her, there was a branch in the middle of the track, but she payed no mind to it.
Until she heard a loud *snap*
Celestia snapped her head around, to find only a broken branch, now into small twigs that she could carry. 'I guess it won't hurt to bring a stick along with me'
-Celestia got the stick-
As she continued she felt the feeling of being watch again, only a bit stronger. She turned around, only to see nothing. "H-hello!?" The alicorn shouted to no-one in particular. She kept walking until she reached a strange wooden bar, but the bars were to wide and big to stop anyone from going through. While the young pony stopped to ponder about why such a useless defence mechanism was here, she failed to notice a pair of footsteps, coming closer to the alicorn. Only when the thing spoke, did Celestia notice.
"P o n y." a deep voice said, it froze Celestia to her place. "D o n't y o u k n o w h o w t o g r e e t a n e w p a l? T u r n a r o u n d a n d s h a k e m y h a n d. Celestia did what the voice had said, she turned to shake the beings hand.
'What?' The filly looked at the monster again, it was a skeleton. He had a blue hoodie, white pinpricks for eyes, and what appeared to be a permanent small on his face. He also had a small whoopie cushion in his hand where Celestia had put her hoof.
"heheh... the old whoopie cushion in the hand trick. it's ALWAYS funny. The skeleton said. Putting his hand back in his hoodie.
Celestia had a small smile on her face "Heheh, yeah" she agreed.
"anyways, you're a pony, right? Celestia nodded, "that's hilarious. i'm sans. sans the skeleton." Sans introduced.
"im actually suppose to be on watch for ponies right now. but... y'know... I don't really care about capturing anybody, or in this case, anypony. Sans joked, Celestia couldn't resist a giggle. "now my brother, papyrus. he's a pony-hunting FANATIC. hey, actually, I think that's him over there.
Celestia's pupils shrunk a little "Say-what-now?"
"its ok Tia" Sans reassured her " i have an idea. go through this gate thingy. yeah, go right through. my bro made the bars to wide to stop anyone." The alicorn and skeleton made there way through the gates, to some sort of station, and a weirdly shaped tree next to a weirdly shaped rock. "quick, behind that conveniently-shaped tree." The pony went behind the two strangely shaped objects, that hid the pony to a T, even the alicorn's constantly flowing mane and tail was kept hidden by the trees constantly flowing leaves.
(A/N if toby could pull a deu ex machina on this scene, THEN SO CAN I!! *ahem* back to the story)
Suddenly, a tall skeleton with armour and a orange scarf rushed through. "sup, bro?"
"YOU KNOW WHAT 'SUP' BROTHER!" The taller skeleton, Papyrus yelled, it seemed like he wasn't even trying. "IT'S BEEN EIGHT DAYS AND YOU STILL HAVEN'T... RECALIBRATED. YOUR. PUZZLES! YOU JUST HANG AROUND OUTSIDE YOUR STATION! WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING?!?" Papyrus asked to his brother.
"just staring at this tree. it's really cool. do you wanna look? Sans said.
Which made his taller brother stomp his feet. "NO!! I DONT HAVE TIME FOR THAT!!
Celestia was hearing all of this 'Wow... He has worse temper tantrums than I have.'
Papyrus shouted some more "WHAT IF A PONY COMES THROUGH HERE!?! I WANT TO BE READY!!! I WILL BE THE ONE! I MUST BE THE ONE! I WILL CAPTURE A PONY!" The skeleton then got into a fabulous pose, his orange cape blowing in the non-existent wind. "THEN, I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS... WILL GET ALL THE THINGS I UTTERLY DESERVE! RESPECT... RECOGNITION... I WILL FINALLY BE ABLE TO JOIN THE ROYAL GUARDS! PEOPLE WILL ASK, TO, BE MY, 'FRIEND'? I WILL BATHE IN A SHOWER OF KISSES EVERY MORNING.
While Papyrus was boasting about what will happen when he captures a pony. Sans finally dicided to speak "hmm... maybe this tree will help you."
"SANS!! YOUR NOT HELPING!! YOU LAZYBONES!! ALL YOU DO IS SIT AND BOONDOOGLE!! YOU GET LAZIER AND LAZIER EVERYDAY!!!"
Sans seemed to take offence, even though he was still smiling, "hey, take it easy. i've done a ton of work done today... a skele-ton" Sans winked to his brother, it took all of Celestia's determination to not laugh, while his brother was taking it badly.
"SANS!!!" Papyrus shouted.
"come on. you're smiling." his brother countered.
"I AM AND I HATE IT! Papyrus sighed, "WHY DOES SOMEONE AS GREAT AS ME... HAVE TO DO SO MUCH TO JUST GET SOME RECOGNITION... "
"wow, sounds like you're really working yourself... down to the bone. Sans joked again shrugged and winked to his brother.
Meanwhile, Celestia was biting her hoof, 'Must...not...laugh...'
"UGG!! I WILL ATTEND TO MY PUZZLES... AS FOR YOUR WORK? PUT A LITTLE MORE, 'BACKBONE' INTO IT!!!! NEYHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!" The great Papyrus cackled and walked away, but not before coming back and saying one last 'HEH'.
Sans made sure his brother wouldn't come back. "okay, you can come out now"
Celestia took a huge sigh of relief and fell on the ground. "You, got to warn me if you make those puns again" the alicorn teleported infront of the chubby skeleton, standing up. "I almost blew my cover"
Sans chuckled at the thought of the filly liking his puns. "well you oughta get going. he might come back. and if he does..." Sans winked at her "you'll have to sit through my hilarious jokes."
But as Celestia trotted away, Sans stopped her. "actually, hey... hate to bother ya, but can I ask you a favour?"
Celestia raised a brow "yeah, what is it?"
"i was thinking... my brother's been kind of down lately... he's never seen a pony before. and seeing you just might make his day. don't worry, he's not dangerous. even if he tries to be." The small skeleton explained.
The pony smiled, "Sure Sans, I'm up for it"
The skeleton beamed, "thanks a million. i'll be up ahead."
With that, Celestia made it to the next area.
Chapter 14: Puzzles are fun (and painful...puzzles are painful)
As Celestia made her way through the snowy landscape, she came across two paths, and a box. She dicided to go to the path to her left, and look at the box later. There was a fishing pole in a river, when the pony lifted it up it had a picture of a weird looking monster, there was also some writing on the back of the picture. 'Call me! Here's my number'. Celestia decided not to call, she went back to the previous crossroad to look at the box that was there. There was also a sign next to it, 'This is a box. You can put an item inside and take an item ou. The same box will appear later, so don't worry about coming back. Sincerely, a box lover.' The pony looked indies the box to see a pair of tough boots, Celestia decided to just leave them their for now, as she trotted to the next area.
When Celestia arrived, she saw the skeleton brothers from before, Papyrus seemed to be talking about someone. "SO, AS I WAS SAYING ABOUT UNDYNE," The taller skeleton noticed the little alicorn, he gasped and looked at his brother, while his brother was looking at Celestia, then they changed positions, again, and again, and again. Until they were basically spinning around in circles. Luckily they stopped and Papyrus spoke up. "SANS!! OH MY GOD!! IS THAT... A PONY!?!?!?!?!
"Uhhhh..." Sans didn't really know what to say, "actually, I think that's a rock." The stout skeleton gestured to the rock behind the pony.
Papyrus looked depressed "OH."
"hey, what's that infront of the rock?" Sans pointed out.
Papyrus looked to where Sans was pointing "OH MY GOD!!! He whispered to Sans "(IS... IS THAT A PONY)"
"OH MY GOD!!! SANS! I FINALLY DID IT!! UNDYNE WILL.. I GONNA.. I'LL BE SO.. POPULAR!!! POPULAR!!! POPULAR!!!" While Papyrus was busy gloating about how popular he would be, Celestia tried to keep a straight face in all of this, it wasn't easy.
"...'AHEM' PONY! YOU SHALL NOT PASS THIS AREA! I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS, WILL STOP YOU!!! I WILL THEN CAPTURE YOU, YOU WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE CAPITAL! THEN... THEN!!! I'M NOT SURE WHAT'S NEXT... IN ANY CASE! CONTINUE... ONLY IF YOU DARE!!! NYEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!!!" With that said, the great Papyrus jogged away.
"well, that went well." Celestia slowly walked over to the skeleton.
"You think so?" The filly asked, raising a brow.
"don't sweat it Tia. i'll keep an eye socket out for ya." He walked away.
Celestia was busy chuckling at the pun Sans made 'Woah, this guy is good, I have to step up my game' She walked to the next area.
Celestia encountered some, interesting, monsters as she made her way through the snow, they wanted to fight at first, but though Celestia's Mercy and determination to not hurt any sort of monster, they let the pony free, as well as the filly getting more cash. The alicorn just finished fighting a dog monster that showed her a very, interesting, attack. It was a blue attack which the only way to dodge was to not move at all, (she also found dog treats that were ,burnt, for some reason).
As Celestia continued, she found Sans just standing around, "Hi Sans, what are you doing?" The young pony asked.
"i forgot to tell you something about my brother. he has a very special attack. if you see a blue attack, don't move, and it won't hurt you, ok."
Celestia grinned "Don't worry Sans, I'll be fine, besides, I already, snow. Ehh, ehh?" Celestia joked.
Sans snickered a bit. "i'd give it a 5/10"
The pony wasn't happy. "Oh come on! It was the only pun I could think of!"
Sans chuckled again, "don't worry Tia, it's hard to become a pun master like me, you'll figure it out"
Celestia was still tick off, but let it slide, and literally slided to the next area.
When the alicorn got there, she found Papyrus and Sans, they appeared to be arguing. Well, Papyrus appeared to be arguing, Sans just looked bored.
"YOU'RE SO LAZY!! YOU WERE NAPPING ALL NIGHT!!"
"uhhh.. I think that's called... sleeping."
"*ahem*" Celestia got their attention.
Papyrus spoke up first. "OH-HO! THE PONY ARRIVES! " Papyrus began to explain "IN ORDER TO STOP YOU... MY BROTHER AND I HAVE CREATED SOME PUZZLES! I THINK YOU'LL FIND THIS ONE... QUITE SHOCKING!!!" The tall skeleton joked.
Celestia was not amused. "...ehh, try harder, 4/10"
Sans snorted, while Papyrus looked very angry. "I HAVEN'T EVEN SAID IT WAS AN INVISABLE ELECTRIC MAZE YET!!!!" The armour wearing skeleton signed. "THIS IS WHY I NEVER MAKE PUNS" He mumbled. "WHEN YOU TOUCH THE WALL OF THIS MAZE, THIS ORB WILL ADMINISTER A HEARTY ZAP!" Papyrus explained, while holding the orb in his hand. "SOUND LIKE FUN??? BECAUSE! THE AMOUNT OF FUN YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE, IS ACTUALLY RATHER SMALL I THINK. OK, YOU CAN GO AHEAD NOW."
Papyrus finished explaining, but Celestia was a bit worried, not for herself, but for who was holding the orb. She slowly inched toward the invisible maze, and Papyrus immediately shocked. The skeleton stomped his foot, "SANS!!! WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!
"i think the pony has to hold the orb."
"OH, OKAY" Papyrus then went through the maze to give Celestia the orb, while unknowingly, showing how to get through the maze. "HOLD THIS PLEASE!" the tall skeleton threw the orb in to the air and ran to the other side of the maze, the orb went back down, Celestia catching it with her telekinesis. "OKAY, TRY NOW!"
Celestia made it through without getting shocked. "INCREDIBLE!!! YOU SLIPPERY SNAIL!! YOU SOLVED IT SO EASILY... TO EASILY! HOWEVER! THE NEXT PUZZLE WILL NOT BE SO EASY! IT IS DESIGNED BY MY BROTHER, SANS! YOU WILL SURELY BE CONFOUNDED! I KNOW I AM! NYEH HEH HEH HEH HEH! " Papyrus explained as he grabbed the orb from Celestia and, moonwalked, away? Leaving Celestia with Sans
"He seems like he's having fun" The alicorn pointed out.
"yeah, by the way, did you see that weird outfit he's wearing. we made that a few months ago for a costume party. he hasn't wore anything else since..." Sans pointed out, making Celestia laugh like a psyco. After the laughing died down Celestia trotted to the next area.
When Celestia walked to the next area, she found a depressed monster sitting on a snow pile with his head hanging low, mumbling something like "I don't understand why these aren't selling... it's the perfect weather for something cold..."
Celestia felt sorry for the monster and came up to him, "Excuse me, are you selling something?" She asked kindly.
The monster looked up at her and gasped happily "A CUSTOMER!!! Hello! Would you like some nice cream? The frozen treat that warms your heart! Now just 15G!"
Celestia looked in her satchel, she had about 125G. "Hmm... Can I have 3 nice creams please?" she asked, taking out 45G.
"Here you go! Have a super-duper-day"
-Celestia got some nice cream-
Celestia put two of the nice creams in her satchel, then took a bite of the third. The filly's eyes shrunk, it didn't taste very good, it tasted wrong... But seeing the monster so happy she bought it. Filled her with Determination to eat the whole thing. She felt better after she ate the treat, she trotted away from the nice cream monster, filled with Determination, and disgust.
Celestia trotted until she saw some sort of golf puzzle, and Sans next to the puzzle. He was selling some 'fried snow' for 5G, then changed it to 50G. So the filly declined, Sans said that she was right and the price still wasn't high enough. She walked to the puzzle and quickly solved it, she teleported the big snow ball into a hole and a black flag came up. It had a note on it ' Black-You're a dirty cheater...but here's 1G' Celestia felt guilty, but took it anyway and went to the next area.
Papyrus and Sans were there, they appeared to be waiting for her. Papyrus was the first to speak up, "PONY!!! I HOPE YOU'RE READY FOR... " Papyrus looked around the area. "SANS!! WHERE'S THE PUZZLE!?!"
"it's on the ground. trust me, there's no way she can get past it" Sans reassured his brother.
The alicorn looked at the piece of paper on the ground, she picked it up to find it was a junior jumble. She put it down and walked past it "What was the point of that?" She asked.
Papyrus was steaming at his brother, "SANS!!! THAT DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!!"
"whoops. i knew i should've use today's crossword instead"
"WHAT!? CROSSWORD!? I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU JUST SAID THAT!! IN MY OPINION... JUINOR JUMBLE IS EASILY THE HARDEST!"
"what? really dude? that easy-peasy word scramble? that's for baby bones."
"UN. BELIEVABLE... PONY!!! SOLVE THIS DISPUTE!" Papyrus told the alicorn, who was eating popcorn from out nowhere, listening to their argument in delight.
Celestia gulped the treat down and put the rest in her satchel, "Me?" She raised a brow.
"YES YOU! WHO ELSE WOULD I BE TALKING TO?!"
"Oh" The pony thought a bit, "Well, tibia honest, I think crosswords are harder" The pony joked, with the most smug grin on her face.
Sans snickered while Papyrus groaned "YOU TWO ARE WEIRD! CROSSWORDS ARE EASY. IT'S THE SAME SOLUTION EVERY TIME. I JUST PUT THE LETTER 'Z' IN ALL THE BOXES... BECAUSE EVERY TIME I LOOK AT A CROSSWORD... ALL I CAN DO IS SNORE!!! NYEH HEH HEH HEH!! Papyrus yelled, then he ran away.
Celestia just stood there. "I said that crossword was the hardest, I didn't say it was the funnest" she said to no one in particular.
"...papyrus...finds difficultly in interesting places. yesterday he got stumped trying to 'solve' the horoscope. nice pun by the way, that's one of my favourite types of skele-puns" Sans winked.
Celestia eyes twinkled "Yes!" She walked happily to the next area.
There was a plate of spaghetti on a table, a note next to the table, an unplugged microwave, and a little mouse hole. 'This looks like the start of a bad joke' the pony pondered. She life's up the note to see what it said.
PONY!!! PLEASE ENJOY THIS SPAGHETTI. (LITTLE DO YOU KNOW, THAT THIS SPAGHETTI IS A TRAP... DESIGNED TO ENTICE YOU!!! YOU'LL BE SO BUSY EATING IT... THAT YOU WON'T REALISE THAT YOU AREN'T PROGRESSING!! THOROUGHLY JAPED AGAIN BY THE GREAT PAPYRUS!!)
NYEH HEH HEH!
Celestia looked at the spaghetti, it was frozen solid, even though she could heat it up with a fire spell, she wasn't really fond of spaghetti that's been outside for who-knows-long. 'I'll just say I wanted to eat it with him' Celestia trotted to the next area.
Celestia encountered some more monsters while solving some more puzzles luckily the monsters were kind enough to spare the pony, and Celestia used her knowledge of the area and the clues to figure out the puzzles, with Sans and Papyrus occasionally helping...well, mostly Papyrus, Sans just jokes around most of the time.
Celestia encountered the skeleton brothers again, but they had something different this time, it looked like a dance floor, but the colour being sucked out. "HEY! IT'S THE PONY! YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS PUZZLE! IT WAS MADE BY THE GREAT DR. ALPHYS" Papyrus began to explain, "YOU SEE THESE TILES!?" Celestia nodded "ONCE I FLIP THIS SWITCH... THEY WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE COLOUR. EACH COLOUR HAS A DIFFERENT FUNTION..." Papyrus explained what colours do and how they would counters each other. Celestia nodded when Papyrus was explaining, but in reality, she had no idea what does what, except that pink tiles do nothing. "HOW WAS THAT!? UNDERSTAND???"
The alicorn tensed up a bit "uhhh..... Yeah....of course...." She said with a forced smile.
Papyrus didn't seem to notice she was lying. "GREAT!!! THEN THERE'S ONE LAST THING... THIS PUZZLE... IS ENTIRELY RANDOM!!!!! WHEN I PULL THIS SWITCH, IT WILL BEGIN TO MAKE A PUZZLE, THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE! NOT EVEN I KNOW THE SOLUTION! NYEH HEH HEH! GET READY..." Papyrus flipped the switch, the tiles began to change colour, they flickered faster and faster until......
There was a straight path forward...
Everyone was in silence for a while.....
"UUUUGGGGHHHHHH" The tall skeleton spinned in circles to the next area.
Celestia walked straight through."That was, anti-climactic, he looks pretty sad"
"actually, you know that spaghetti from earlier..." Sans asked, bringing up a whole new topic. "it wasn't to bad for my brother. since he started cooking lessons, he's been improving a lot. i bet if he keeps it up maybe next year he'll make something good"
Celestial smiled "Well, I'm actually a pretty good chef if I do say so myself. I've been taught all I know" She said smugly
"really? by who?"
Celestia tensed up, her smug grin was replaced by a sad smile. "Never mind, I should continue, see ya Sans"
What the pony saw in the next area was really, interesting. It was a snow-sculpture of one of the dog monsters she had faced, the lesser dog. The snow sculptures were the lesser dogs neck and head that were, really, really, stretched out. The filly remembered the fight they had when this occurred, she shivered, and moved on to the next area.
Celestia noticed the pathway to the next area was blocked by a huge gap, and a pressure plate in front of the gap. It seemed that this area had an ice puzzle. Celestia knew the puzzle was suppose to make you think about where to go next, but she just teleported to each spot she needed to be. The alicorn stomped on the pressure plate, the gap had disappeared and Celestia trotted towards the path, only to slide to the next area, with snow in her mane.
After she shook all of the snow of her head. She looked around, there were snow poffs everywhere, and a tiny dog house. Celestia trotted around the snow poffs until, at the very end of the area, a fluffy white head popped out of a snow poff. "Awww... you're so cute!" The pony squeed. Suddenly, the dog stood up, it was bigger than Celestia expected, the monster had giant set of amour and had a spear and gauntlet with the dogs face on it. Celestia's soul popped out, the dog was waging its tail happily.
It's the greater dog, Celestia was shocked at first, but snapped out of it and got the stick she had found from before. Celestia playfully waved the stick infront of the dog, "Here doggy! Come on! You want the stick?! Go get it!" The alicorn played fetch with the dog for a while. She didn't even notice that the greater dog summoned a little sleeping dog to 'attack' the while heart, which was also not moving. After fetch the filly pet the dog, Greater dog curled up next to the little filly, it took a nap. "Umm...wake up doggy" luckily the monster responded and jolted up, filled with excitement. Celestia finally noticed the Greater dog's attacks when the pony felt her soul getting hit. She saw that her heart had gotten hit by a miniature spear, it didn't hurt much though. Greater dog's pet capacity was 40 percent, Celestia pet the monster again, the pet capacity was 100 percent. Greater dog lays on the ground with it's legs in the air. "Heh heh, you don't wanna fight anymore Do you?" Greater dog nods its head, Celestia's heart went back in her chest, she also heard a loud jingle in her satchel.
The big guard dog suddenly jumped out of its armour, reliving a much smaller, but fluffier pup, a bit smaller than the pony. It began to lick the alicorn's nose, Celestia giggled, "Hey, do you have a nickname?" Greater dog tilts its head, the filly was deep in thought. "I shall call you... Fluffle poff, how does that sound?" Fluffle barks happily to confirm its new nickname, with that, the monster jumped back into the armour, the wrong side up, but it didn't seem to effect it in anyway. After it walked off, Celestial trotted onwards.
The pony encountered more monsters as usual, but fight would luckily end quickly. Celestia saw a bridge and the skeleton brothers in the distance, Celestia walked aross the bridge until Papyrus noticed her, stopping the filly in her tracks.
"PONY! THIS IS YOUR FINAL AND MOST DANGEROUS CHALLENGE! BEHOLD! THE GAUNTLET OF DEADLY TERRORS!" Papyrus yelled as the 'Deadly terrors' appears out of nowhere. There were Cannons, spears, flame throwers, chain balls, and a dog that looked like Fluffle poff. "WHEN I SAY THE WORD, IT WILL FULLY ACTIVATE!!! CANNONS WILL FIRE! SPIKES WILL SWING! BLADES WILL SLICE!"
"What will the dog do?" Celestia asked. The brothers looked at the dog, swinging happily.
"OH...UHH....WELL IM NOT SURE. SOME CAT JUST CAME ALONG SAYING THEY WOULD PAY ME TO PUT THE DOG THERE..." Papyrus answered. "BUT NEVERMIND THAT! EACH PART WILL SWING VIOLENTLY UP AND DOWN! ONLY THE TINIEST CHANCE OF VICTORY WILL REMAIN!!! ARE YOU READY!?" Papyrus pulled out a switch, "BECAUSE! I! AM! ABOUT! TO DO IT!" the tall skeleton panned out, but not keeping his word.
After a while, Sans finally decided to speak up, "well? what's the holdup?"
Papyrus scoffed at his brother, "HOLDUP!? WHAT HOLDUP!? IM... IM ABOUT TO ACTIVATE IT NOW!" Still, there was nothing activated.
"that, uh, doesn't look very activated"
Papyrus sweat dropped, somehow, "WELL!!! THIS CHALLENGE!!! IT SEEMS...MABYE... TO EASY TO DEFEAT THE PONY WITH. YEAH! WE CAN'T USE THIS ONE!!! I AM A SKELETON WITH STANDARDS!!! MY PUZZLES ARE VERY FAIR! AND MY TRAPS ARE EXPERTLY COOKED! BUT THIS METHOD IS TO DIRECT! NO CLASS AT ALL! AWAY IT GOES!" The traps had disappeared, Papyrus looked relieved. "PHEW"
Celestia smirked at the armoured skeleton, Papyrus noticed the smug look on the pony's face. "WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT!? THIS WAS ANOTHER DECISIVE VICTORY FOR THE GREAT PAPYRUS!! NYEH! HEH! -" but before he could say his last 'heh' Papyrus saw the pony's 'are you f#%king kidding me' look. The tall skeleton shivered "HEH???" Papyrus walked away leaving the pony with his brother.
Celestia walked toward Sans, "i don't know what my brother's going to do now. If I were you, I'd make sure I understand blue attacks" Sans winked
The alicorn smiled "Don't worry Sans, I'll be fine, and after a spare Papyrus, maybe we can hang out, I've got some really good skeleton jokes" Sans chuckled as the filly walked off to the entrance of Snowdin.
'So this is Snowdin?' The pony thought as she looked at the snowy town. There appeared to be a Christmas theme in the centre of the town. Celestia looked at the Christmas tree in awe, she talked to the many townsfolk of the village. None of them really noticed, or exclaimed that she was a pony, which relived the little alicorn a lot, she didn't need a bunch of monsters trying to attack her, even though she was constantly attack by other monsters. She arrived at a shop and talked to the shop keeper about the place. The bunny monster was nice, she told the filly about the skeleton brothers and how they made the town more interesting. After the chat Celestia bought some cinnamon buns and trotted to a place called Grillbys. Celestia found out that it was a dinner of some sort, and she recognised some of the monsters in the dinner, the monsters being the Fluffle poff and the guard dogs. After a few solid minutes of petting Flufle and greeting other monsters, she went out of the dinner.
'Wow, this town is cool. But where's Sans and Papyrus?' Celestia explored Snowdin a bit more, trying to find out where the brothers lived. Luckily, she didn't have to search long as she found their house quite quickly. The alicorn tried to open the door, but it was locked. "Hey! Sans! Papyrus! You in there!?" The filly yelled, trying to gain the attention of the brothers, if they were in there. Celestia groaned, ' I'll just visit them later' she trotted to the next area.
As Celestia walked, it became snowier and fog appeared, she couldn't see anything, and it was very cold, but the pony kept going, hoping that this would go away soon. The filly stopped, she saw some thing in the distance, something familiar. "P-Papyrus? Are you there?" She trotted closer, the only thing she could see now was a shadowy figure, six feet infront of her.
"PONY" Papyrus said in a surprisingly serious tone, "ALLOW ME TO TELL YOU ABOUT SOME COMPLEX FEELINGS. FEELINGS LIKE... THE JOY OF FINDING ANOTHER COOKING LOVER, THE ADMIRATION FOR ANOTHER'S PUZZLE-SOLVING SKILLS, THE DESIRE TO HAVE A COOL, SMART PERSON THINK YOU ARE COOL. THESE FEELINGS..." Papyrus clenched his boney fists and pointed at Celestia shadowy figure, raising his voice to his familiar, loud, tone. "THEY MUST BE WHAT YOU'RE FEELING RIGHT NOW!!! I CAN HARDLY IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE TO FEEL THAT WAY" The tall skeleton exclaimed, luckily for him, the dense fog covered Celestia's smug face "AFTER ALL, I AM VERY GREAT. I DON'T EVER WONDER WHAT HAVING LOTS OF FRIENDS IS LIKE. I PITY YOU... LONELY PONY.... BUT WORRY NOT!!!YOU SHALL BE LONELY NO LONGER! I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS, WILL BE YOUR...YOUR..." Celestia waited with baited breath, but then Papyrus turned away. "...NO...NO, THIS IS ALL WRONG! I CAN'T BE YOUR FRIEND!!! YOU ARE A PONY! I MUST CAPTURE YOU!!! THEN, I CAN FULFIL MY LIFELONG DREAM!!! POWERFUL! POPULAR! PRESTIGIOUS!!!" The fog had suddenly swiped to either sides of Papyrus and Celestia, said pony's white heart popped out. "THAT'S PAPYRUS!!! THE NEWEST MEMBER...OF THE ROYAL GAURD!!!"
"Wait! Papyrus don't fight me! Please!" But yelling didn't help.
'WhatdoIdo whatdoIdo!' Celestia didn't know what to do. She thought of something crazy, so crazy, that it just might work. "Hey Papyrus!" The skeleton had caught interest. Then Celestia gave him a blow kiss. Papyrus seemed really shocked, and flustered. Celestia's eyes shrunk 'Wait...WHAT THE HECK DID I JUST DO!' Papyrus didn't noticed the pony's expression, he was still to flustered from what just happened.
Finally he spoke up "WHAT?! FL-FLIRTING! SO YOU FINALLY REVEAL YOUR ULTIMATE FEELINGS! W-WELL! I'M A SKELETON WITH VERY HIGH STANDARDS!!!"
Celestia poker faced "I can cook"
"OH NO!! YOU'RE MEETING ALL OF MY STANDARDS!!! I GUESS THIS MEANS I HAVE TO GO ON A DATE WITH YOU...? LET'S DATE L-LATER!! AFTER I CAPTURE YOU!" The skeleton threw some bone attacks.
Celestia's head dropped 'So close' She was going to dodge the bones, but they were out of reach for them to attack the pony's heart. The alicorn's head tilted 'huh?'
*Papyrus is thinking about what to wear for his date.
"Listen Papyrus, I don't want to fight you!" Celestia yelled to the skeleton.
"SO, YOU WONT FIGHT... THEN, LETS SEE IF YOU CAN HANDLE MY FABLED 'BLUE ATTACK!'" Papyrus Summoned blue bones to attack Celestia's soul, but the filly knew what to do to evade all attacks. The white heart stayed in place as a bunch of blue bones passed through the soul. After the last bone phased through the heart, it became deadly quiet.
'Wha...how di-' "augh!" Celestia exclaimed as her heart turned blue, and a small bone had damaged her soul. "W-what did you do?"
Papyrus's smile grew bigger "YOU'RE BLUE NOW. THAT'S MY ATTACK! NYEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!!!"
Celestia was baffled, she couldn't for the life of her lift her now blue heart, she could only move it left and right. "uuuhhhhh, I can't move my heart right"
Papyrus helped her out, "TRY THINKING ABOUT MAKING YOUR SOUL JUMP!!!" He summoned more bones to attack, thankfully, Celestia used the advice and the blue soul hopped over the bones. Papyrus cheered "GREAT JOB, BUT YOU HAVE TO GET A LOW ENOUGH HEALTH SO I CAN CAPTURE YOU SAFELY!" the skeleton then proceeded to dab some, Bone powder behind his, ear. Celestia stared blankly at him "W-WHAT?! I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT THE DATE THING!"
He threw more bone attacks at her, luckily, she got a hang of the jumping tactics and jumped over all of them. "Papyrus, I'm still not fighting you!"
The skeleton replied "YEAH! DON'T MAKE ME USE MY SPECIAL ATTACK!" another bone attack was summoned, but dodged easily. Papyrus dabbed some more strange things behind his, ears... "I CAN ALMOST TASTE MY FUTURE POPULARITY!" a bone attack came, and was dodged again. Papyrus didn't really seem affected by how easily the pony kept evading his attacks. Celestia figured out Papyrus was in his own little world right now. "PAPYRUS, HEAD OF THE ROYAL GUARD!" he dabbed some more weird stuff behind his ears, then realised he doesn't have ears.
"P-Papyrus? You aren't listening to me anymore are you?" Celestia was greeting with some more ego-fuelled diolouge from Papyrus, as well as more bone attacks, and Celestia dodging most of the attacks. (And healing if necessary)
Papyrus kept praising about his future, (and a little about his friend's and brother's future) "I'LL HAVE LOTS OF ADMIRERS!! BUT..." Celestia gained interest of what Papyrus was saying again, Papyrus rattled his bones. "WILL SOMEONE LIKE ME AS SINCERELY AS YOU?" Another bone attack. Papyrus cackled, "SOMEONE LIKE YOU IS REALLY RARE..." Celestia smiled happily as she dodged the bone attacks, they were getting a bit harder to evade. "AND DATING MIGHT BE KIND OF HARD... " More harder bone attacks came, Celestia was struggling a bit "AFTER YOU'RE CAPTURED AND SENT AWAY" Celestia was getting a bit worried now about how difficult it would be to avoid getting hit. Papyrus whispered 'NYEH HEH HEH!' "NOT TO LONG AND I WILL USE MY SPECIAL ATTACK!!!"
Celestia finally decided to speak up "Papyrus come on, I don't want to hurt you, and I know you don't want to hurt me either"
Papyrus replied angrily "UUGGHH....WHO CARES! GIVE UP!" another hard bone attack, was dodged, barely. "GIVE UP OR FACE MY... SPECIAL ATTACK!!!" another bone attack, evaded "NOT TO LONG AND I WILL USE MY SPECIAL ATTACK!!!"
Celestia realised he was stalling. "You know you've been saying that for awhile now, right"
Papyrus was shocked 'OH NO!! THE PONY KNOWS! WELL, BETTER NOT KEEP HER WAITING ANYMORE' "BEHOLD...MY SPECIAL ATTACK!!!" Papyrus summoned his special attack, it was a fluffy white dog, chewing on a bone. Celestia giggled at the skeleton's expression. "WHAT THE HECK! THAT'S MY SPECIAL ATTACK!!" Papyrus began to yell at the dog "HEY! YOU STUPID DOG! DO YOU HEAR ME!? STOP MUNCHING ON THAT BONE!!" even with the skeleton's shouts, the dog didn't stop chewing, but instead slowly scurried away. "HEY!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!! COME BACK HERE WITH MY SPECIAL ATTACK!!" Celestia thankfully stopped laughing at Papyrus before he even noticed. "...OH WELL...I'LL JUST USE A REALLY COOL REGULAR ATTACK!"
Papyrus prepared his really cool regular attack while Celestia healed up, preparing for the hardest bone attack yet. Papyrus sighed "HERE'S AN ABSOLUTELY NORMAL ATTACK"
It was a Sh:#storm
Celestia had just finished the last of the regular attack, with her blue heart jumping over a massive pile of bones and one super giant bone, and her soul also jumping the words 'Cool dude' written in bone, a bone on a skate board with a hula hoop, and one slow, tiny bone, which was jumped over pathetically.
"WELL....'HUFF' IT'S CLEAR....YOU CAN'T 'HUFF' DEFEAT ME!!! YEAH!!! I CAN SEE YOU SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS!!!" the skeleton said, exhausted, and shaking in his boots. "THEREFORE I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS, WILL ELECT YOU PITY!!! I WILL SPARE YOU PONY!!! YOU CAN NOW ACCEPT MY MERCY!!"
Celestia, also exhausted, felt her heart go through her chest, the filly flopped on the snow, taking 5. "Heh heh, finally..." When she looked up, Papyrus was turned around and was, crying?
"NYOO HOO HOO..." the tall skeleton whined as Celestia comforted him "I CAN'T EVEN STOP SOMEONE AS WEAK AS YOU"
The comforting then stopped, it was replaced with a deadpan stare "I'm not that weak..."
Papyrus didn't really notice Celestia's stare, he kept going "UNDYNE'S GOING TO BE DISAPOINTED IN ME. I'LL NEVER JOIN THE ROYAL GUARD...AND....MY FRIEND QUALITY WILL REMAIN STAGNANT!"
Celestia hit his chest, (it only did 1 damage) "Don't be such a sad sack, I can be your friend!"
Papyrus was shock a bit that Celestia struck him, but then he realised she was asking him to be her friend. "REALLY!? YOU WANT TO BE FRIENDS, WITH ME???" the pony nodded "WELL THEN....I GUESS....I GUESS I CAN MAKE AN ALLOWANCE FOR YOU!"
Celestia giggled "We'll be friends till the end!"
"WOWIE!! AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN HAD OUR FIRST DATE...AND I'VE ALREADY MANAGED TO HIT THE FRIEND ZONE!!!"
Celestia sweat dropped and forced a smile to appear 'I forgot about the date thing, dang it!' "Y-Yeah..heh heh..."
"WHO KNEW THAT ALL I NEEDED TO MAKE PALS....WAS TO GIVE PEOPLE AWFUL PUZZLES AND THEN FIGHT THEM? YOU'VE TAUGHT ME ALOT, PONY. I HEREBY GRANT YOU PERMISSION TO PASS THROUGH! AND I'LL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO THE SURFACE. CONTINUE FORWARD UNTIL YOU REACH THE END OF THE CAVERN. THEN...WHEN YOU REACH THE CAPITAL, CROSS, THE BARRIER. THAT'S THE MAGICAL SEAL TRAPPING US ALL UNDERGROUND. ANYTHING CAN ENTER THROUGH IT, BUT NOTHING CAN EXIT... EXCEPT SOMEONE WITH LOTS OF MAGIC AND A POWERFUL SOUL...LIKE YOU!!! THAT'S WHY THE KING WANTS TO AQUIRE A PONY. HE WANTS TO BREAK THE BARRIER USING SOUL POWER. THEN US MONSTERS CAN RETURN TO THE SURFACE!"
Celestia was listening to the skeletons explanation of how to reach the surface, but there was one question that kept flooding her mind. "Is it really that easy Papyrus? I just have to walk through?"
"OH, I FORGOT TO TELL YOU....TO REACH THE EXIT, YOU WILL HAVE TO PASS...THROUGH THE KING'S CASTLE. THE KING OF ALL MONSTER'S...HE IS...WELL... HE'S A BIG FUZZY PUSH OVER!!!"
"Huh?" This was not what Celestia had been expecting.
"EVERYBODY LOVES THE GUY! I AM CERTAIN IF YOU JUST SAY...'EXCUSE ME, MR DREEMURR...CAN I PLEASE GO HOME?' HE'LL GUILD YOU RIGHT TO THE BARRIER HIMSELF!"
Celestia couldn't believe what he was saying "Woah, he is a push over..."
"ANYWAYS!!! THAT'S ENOUGH TALKING!!! I'LL BE AT HOME BEING A COOL FRIEND!!! FEEL FREE TO COME BY AND HAVE THAT DATE! NYEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!!!" Papyrus flew off to his house, literally.
"Heh heh...what do I do now?" Celestia looked at the entrance of the cavern, and the exit to Snowdin. "Maybe...my quest can wait...besides, it wouldn't be humerus to leave a date behind" the alicorn teleported back to Snowdin, snickering at the pun she just made.
Celestia teleported to the skelebros house, slightly startling Papyrus. "AAGGHHH- OH, IT'S JUST YOU PONY"
The alicorn giggled at the skeleton's behaviour "Hey Papyrus, I'm ready for the date now"
The tall skeleton gasped "SO YOU CAME BACK TO HAVE A DATE WITH ME! YOU MUST BE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS...."
Celestia's head slightly tilted 'Wait, we're going on a serious, romantic date? I thought it just a date between friends'
Papyrus didn't notice the pony's confounded expression "I'LL HAVE TO TAKE YOU SOMEPLACE SPECIAL...A PLACE I LIKE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME!!!" Papyrus told Celestia to follow him, they walked away from the skelebros house, only to return soon after. "MY HOUSE!!! the skeleton rushed in with the filly in tow.
The skeleton brother's house was nice and warm, it felt welcoming. Celestia looked in awe at how big the house was from the inside "Wow, this place is amazing Papy!" Papyrus blushed from the nickname the pony gave him, the filly noticed "Oh, do you not like the nickname?"
Papyrus quickly shook his head "NO NO! IT IS A NICE NAME, IT'S JUST THAT I'M NOT ADJUSTED TO YOU SAYING THAT...BUT I'M CERTAIN THAT I WILL GET USE TO IT!"
Celestia smiled "Ok" she looked around the room, and saw something unusual "Hey, what's that rock doing there?"
THAT'S MY BROTHER'S PET ROCK. HE ALWAYS FORGETS TO FEED IT. AS USUAL, I HAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY" The rock was covered in sprinkles.
Celestia looked around the room again. The pony admired the T.V in the middle of the room, "I've heard about these, T.V things. I don't really have one of these in my house though" The filly turned on the television, a game-show popped up on the screen.
Papyrus recognised the music theme that was playing "OOH, IT'S MY FAVORITE GAME-SHOW!" The screen said ('STAY TUNED FOR A NEW PROGRAM! - MTT') "WHAT!!! IT'S USUALLY BETTER THAN THIS! THIS IS JUST A BAD EPISODE!!! DON'T JUDGE ME!!!"
The filly quietly snickered at Papyrus and changed the channel. The new channel was a music channel. The song that was playing appeared to be looping.
Papyrus recognised the song "OOH, THIS SONG IS FANTASTIC! DID YOU KNOW ME AND SANS ONCE SANG THIS?"
Celestia was shocked "Wait, are you telling me Sans sang this"
"WELL YES, HE'S ACTUALLY A REALLY GOOD SINGER....BUT NOT AS GOOD AS THE GREAT PAPYRUS!" Papyrus said while posing dramatically.
"Heh heh, of course" Celestia hummed the tune as she explored more of the house, she found 20G in the couch, Papyrus didn't mind that she took it. The pony looked at a joke book, she opened it, only to see a small quantum physics book, she opened that, only to see a smaller joke book, she opened that, only to see a smaller quantum physics book. Celestia decided to stop at that ".....I don't get it....."
The alicorn drew her attention to the kitchen, and was then immediately drawn to the giant sink.
Papyrus saw the pony stare in awe, he dicided to gloat for a bit. "IMPRESSED? I INCREASED THE HEIGHT OF MY SINK. NOW I CAN FIT MORE BONES UNDER IT! TAKE A LOOKSY!" The pony opened the door, only to come face to face with the dog from earlier, still chewing Papyrus' special attack. "WHAT!?!?!? CATCH THAT MEDDLING CANINE!" The dog zoomed to Celestia's right, trying to evade the filly and accidentally bumping into the fridge spilling out some containers. Celestia quickly grabbed the dog with her telekinesis, but the dog somehow phased through the aura and continued forward until it jumped outside. "CURSES!!!"
*WHAH WHAH WHAH WHHHAAAAAAHHHH*
Celestia heard the trombone sound, it was most likely Sans who was playing it.
Papyrus groaned "SANS!!! STOP PLAGUING MY LIFE WITH INCIDENTAL MUSIC!"
"Papy" Celestia comforted him while hiding something behind her back "Don't be upsetti, have some spaghetti!" The filly punned as she revealed the leftover spaghetti from the fridge.
"YOU'RE AS BAD AS MAKING JOKES AS SANS" Papyrus mumbled, Celestia heard the tall skeleton and felt a bit bad.
"Well, uh....I'm pretty sure we should start that now" The pony sheepishly smiled.
Papyrus snapped out of it pretty quickly and walked to his room, Celestia followed. "THIS IS MY ROOM! IF YOU'VE FINISHED LOOKING AROUND, WE COULD GO IN AND...DO WHATEVER PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY DATE???" The pony nodded and went inside with Papyrus.
"Woah...nice room" the filly complemented as she trotted around the skeleton's room. She looked at the box of bones "These look familiar..."
"WELL THEY SHOULD, BECAUSE THESE ARE ALL THE ATTACKS I USED ON YOU. GREAT MEMORIES HUH?" Celestia reluctantly nodded "SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY... EVEN THOUGH IT BASICALLY JUST HAPPENED"
They pony trotted to another interesting thing in the skeleton's bedroom, a black flag with a pony skull and crossbones. "What is this?" The filly asked.
"ISN'T THAT FLAG NEATO? UNDYNE FOUND IT AT THE BAY...I THINK IT'S FROM THE PONY WORLD? NOW, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING. WHY WOULD A PONY FLAG...HAVE A PONYFIED SKELETON ON IT? WELL...I HAVE A THEORY. I THINK PONIES...MUST HAVE WORSHIPED SKELETONS!!! SO MUCH SO THAT THEY WANT TO BE SKELETONS!!! NYEH HEH HEH HEH!!" Papyrus explained, although Celestia didn't think that was the case.
The alicorn looked at the computer "That's the Internet, right?"
"WELL YES, I'M QUITE POPULAR THERE! I'M JUST A DOZEN AWAY... FROM A DOUBLE DIDGIT FOLLOWER COUNT! OF COURSE, FAME HAS A STEEP PRICE. A JEALOUS TROLL HAS BESIEDGE MY ONLINE PERSONA. ALWAYS SENDING ME BAD PUNS IN A GOOFY FONT..."
Celestial resisted the urge to laugh. She instead focused on the array of books, she randomly picked out one of the books.
Papyrus instantly recognised the title and spoke up "THAT BOOK'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES. 'ADVANCED PUZZLE CONSTRUCTION FOR CRITICAL MINDS'. THAT NEXT BOOK'S ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVOURITES. 'PEEK-A-BOO WITH FLUFFY BUNNY'. THE ENDING ALWAYS GETS ME."
Celestia went through more of Papyrus' stuff, with said skeleton talking about the stuff and unintentionally making Celestia giggle and laugh.
With everything interesting checked out, Celestia and Papyrus akwardly stood in front of each other. "SO, UM....SINCE YOU'VE SEEN EVERYTHING...DO YOU WANT TO START THE DATE?" He asked awkwardly.
Celestia's heart suddenly jumped out, startling the pony. "Wah?! We're dating not fighting! Why's my SOUL out?!"
"HMM... I THINK FIGHTING AND DATING ARE THE SAME WITH YOUR SOUL, I'M NOT SURE..." Papyrus theorized "BUT DON'T WORRY PONY! I SHALL NOT FIGHT, FOR WE ARE ON A DATE! I'VE ACTUALLY NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. BUT DO NOT WORRY!!! YOU CAN'T SPELL 'PREPARED' WITHOUT SEVERAL LETTERS FROM MY NAME!!!" Papyrus showed a book to the filly. "I SNAGGED AN OFFICAL DATING RULEBOOK FROM THE LIBRARY! WE'RE READY TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!" The skeleton proceeded to reading the book. "LET'S SEE...STEP ONE...HAVE YOUR DATING PARTNER SAY 'DATING START' TO ACCESS 'DATING HUB'"
Celestia stared blankly for a second, "Oh, I have to say it" Celestia cleared her throat "Dating start!" Suddenly the front of the book flashed brightly until it show a holographic screen of what supposedly was the, 'Dating hub'.
Papyrus looked in awe "WOWIE!!! I FEEL SO INFORMED!!"
However, Celestia wasn't, "What's the dog scan suppose to do?"
Papyrus didn't notice Celestia's bafflement and continued to read on. "I THINK WE'RE READY FOR STEP TWO!!! 'STEP TWO... ASK THEM ON A DATE...'" Papyrus cleared his throat. "PONY! I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS... PWILL GO ON A DATE WITH YOU!!!" Papyrus yelled as he pointed dramatically at Celestia.
Said pony smiled "Okay"
The skeleton blushed "R-REALLY!!! WOWIE!!! I GUESS THAT MEANS IT'S TIME FOR STEP THREE!!!" Papyrus stopped blushing like an anime school girl and read the book. "'STEP THREE... WEAR NICE CLOTHES TO SHOW YOU CARE!'" Papyrus looked stunned "WAIT A SECOND. 'WEAR CLOTHING...' THAT SCARF AROUND YOUR NECK...YOU'RE WEARING CLOTHING RIGHT NOW!" Papyrus pointed to the filly' scarf.
Celestia looked at it "Oh, this, heh...I forgot I was even wearing it..."
Papyrus wasn't really paying attention to what Celestia said. "NOT ONLY THAT...EARLIER TODAY, YOU WE'RE ALSO WEARING CLOTHING!! " Papyrus blushed a little "NO...COULD IT BE??? YOU WANTED TO DATE ME FROM THE VERY BEGINNING!??"
Celestia dicided to play along "Absolutely"
Papyrus.exe stopped working.
Papyrus.exe reloaded "NO!! YOU PLANNED IT ALL!!! YOU'RE WAY BETTER AT DATING THAN I AM!! N-NOOOO!!! YOUR DATING POWER...!!!" The dating hub was replaced with a bar titled 'DATING POWER'. It was a quarter percent full. "NYEH!" Papyrus smile grew bigger, a tension graph appeared "NYEH HEH HEH!!! DON'T THINK YOU'VE BESTED ME YET! I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS...HAVE NEVER BEEN BEATEN AT DATING, AND NEVER WILL!! I CAN EASILY KEEP UP WITH YOU!!! YOU SEE, I, TO, CAN WEAR CLOTHING!!!" Celestia 'gasped' in shock. "IN FACT...I ALWAYS WEAR MY 'SPECIAL' CLOTHES UNDERNEATH MY REGULAR CLOTHES!! JUST IN CASE SOMEONE ASKS ME ON A DATE!!! BEHOLD!!!"
Papyrus span rapidly and flashed white, revealing his 'special' clothes. He was now wearing bright orange shorts, sneakers with bright blue socks, a shirt that said 'Cool Dude', basket balls for shoulder biceps, and a baseball cap with the cap pointing sideway. Papyrus smiled "NYEH! HOW DO YOU LIKE MY 'SECRECT' STYLE!?!"
Celestia gleefully smiled "I love it!"
Papyrus looked like he had gotten hit. "NO! A GENUINE COMPLEMENT...!!!" The 'Dating power' bar increased once more, now being 3/4 full, the tension graph also disappeared.
"HOWEVER...YOU DON'T TRUELY UNDERSTAND THE TRUE POWER OF THIS OUTFIT!!! THEREFORE...WHAT YOU JUST SAID WAS INVALID!!!" The 'Dating power' bar decreased, it was now only half percent. "THIS DATE WONT ESCALATE ANY FURTHER!!! ....UNLESS YOU CAN FIND MY MY SECRET!! BUT THAT WONT HAPPEN!!" Papyrus said smugly.
The alicorn smirked "Challenge accepted!!!" She moved her heart to inspect her date's outfit to find the secret. "Hmm..." Celestia's white heart moved in front of the skeleton's shirt.
Papyrus smile shined "THIS SHIRT DIDN'T ORIGINALLY SAY 'COOL', BUT I IMPROVED IT! EXPERT TIP. ALL CLOTHING ARTICLES CAN BE IMPROVED THIS WAY."
"Noted" Celestia moved her SOUL to a different article of clothing, the basket ball biceps.
"I SEE, I SEE. YOU LIKE CARESSING MY BICEPS WITH A FLOATING HEART. BUT WHO DOESN'T!?" Celestia snickered a bit to that notion. The heart moved again to another article of clothing, the baseball cap.
"MY HAT...? MY HAT. MY HAT! NYEH HEH HEH!!!" Papyrus took of his hat to reveal a present. "W-WELL THEN... YOU HAVE FOUND MY SECRET. I SUPOSE I HAVE NO CHOICE! IT'S A PRESENT, A PRESENT J-JUST FOR YOU!" Papyrus stumbled.
Celestia lifted the present off of the tall skeleton's head and moved it in front of her. "Thanks for the present Papy!" The filly said cheerfully as she opened it, revealing a plate of spaghetti.
"DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS?" Papyrus asked
"SPAGHETTI, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, ISN'T IT... RIGHT!" The alicorn nodded. "BUT OH-SO WRONG!"
The 'Dating power' bar appeared again, "THIS AIN'T ANY PLAIN OL' PASTA! THIS IS AN ARTISAN'S WORK! SILKEN SPAGHETTI! FINELY AGED IN AN OAKEN CASK...THEN COOKED BY ME! MASTER CHEF PAPYRUS!!! PONY!!! IT'S TIME TO END THIS!! THERE'S NO WAY THIS CAN GO ANY FURTHER!!" Papyrus stood proudly, Celestia dropped her head, mane covering her eyes. "NYEH HEH HEH! IT'S FINALLY OVER... I! HAVE-"
The skeleton was interrupted by Celestia's giggles, but it sounded more, intense. "Heh heh heh..." Celestia intensely stared at Papyrus with DETERMINATION. "Challenge!" Celestia lifted the plate of spaghetti to her mouth "ACCEPTED" The pony took a bite out of the spaghetti. Celestia's face reflexively scrunches up, the taste was indescribable...
"WHAT A PASSIONATE EXPRESSION!!! YOU MUST REALLY LOVE MY COOKING!" Papyrus blushed "AND BY EXTENSION, ME!!! MABYE EVEN MORE THAN I DO!!!" Papyrus had looked like he had gotten hit as the 'Dating power' bar kept rising, and surpassed the maximum amount, and everything went white except for Papyrus and Celestia.
"PONY. IT IS CLEAR NOW. YOU ARE MADLY IN LOVE WITH ME" Celestia grinned. "EVERYTHING YOU DO. EVERYTHING YOU SAY. IT'S ALL BEEN FOR MY SAKE. PONY. I WANT YOU TO BEHAPPY, TOO. IT'S TIME FOR ME TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS. IT'S TIME THAT I TOLD YOU. I PAPYRUS... " Everything went back to normal, but Papyrus looked guilty. "I...UM....BOY, IS IT HOT IN HERE OR IS IT JUST ME??"
Celestia raised a brow "Is, something wrong Papy?"
"...OH, SHOOT. PONY I'M SORRY." Papyrus took a deep breath, "I DON'T LIKE YOU THE WAY YOU LIKE ME. ROMANTICALLY, I MEAN"
Celestia 'gasped' "What!? It can't be?!"
"I MEAN. I TRIED VERY HARD TO. I THOUGHT THAT BECAUSE YOU FLIRTED WITH ME...I WAS SUPOSE TO GO ON A DATE WITH YOU. THEN, ON THE DATE, FEELINGS WOULD BLOSSOM FORTH!!!" Papyrus blushed again, "I WOULD BE ABLE TO MATCH YOUR PASSION FOR ME!" The skeleton hung his skull in shame "BUT ALAS... I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS.... HAVE FAILED. I FEEL JUST THE SAME AS BEFORE. AND INSTEAD, BY DATING YOU...I HAVE ONLY DRAWN YOU DEEPER..." Papyrus posed dramatically, "INTO YOUR INTENSE LOVE FOR ME! A DARK PRISION OF PASSION, WITH NO ESCAPE. HOW COULD I HAVE DONE THAT TO MY DEAR FRIEND...?" Papyrus was on his knee caps, skull hung in shame.
Celestial trotted in front of him "How about we just be friends instead?"
Papyrus quickly stood up "OF COURSE!!! HOW COULD I FORGET! I CAN JUST STAY IN THE FRIEND-ZONE FOREVER!!! PONY!!! I'LL KEEP BEING YOUR COOL FRIEND...AND ACT LIKE THIS ALL NEVER HAPPENED! AFTER ALL, YOU ARE VERY GREAT, IT WOULD BE TRAGIC TO LOSE YOUR FRIENDSHIP"
Celestia blushed and rubbed her foreleg with one hoof "Thanks Papy"
"BUT PLEASE, DON'T CRY BECAUSE I WONT KISS YOU. BECAUSE, I DON'T EVEN HAVE LIPS. AND-" Celestial stopped listening to more of the skeleton's speech, because she had the greatest idea ever. But she had to wait until Papyrus was finished, he also gave Celestia his phone number. Before Papyrus walked out, Celestia stopped him.
"Hey, Papy?" The alicorn asked "You know how you said that you couldn't kiss me because you have no lips right?" Papyrus nodded, and Celestia grinned "Well, you didn't say anything about me kissing you platonically"
Celestia teleported above Papyrus' head "Surprise kiss attack!" The filly landed on the skeleton's head and pecked him on the fore head.
Papyrus looked like he had been painted red, "AAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!" Papyrus rushed down the stairs, with a small alicorn kissing his skull multiple times.
To both Papyrus and Celestia's surprise, Sans was on the couch, watching MTT. "SANS!!! HELP!! THE PONY IS SUBDUING ME WITH PLATONIC KISSES"
Sans snickered "kiss 'er back bro"
"I CAN'T, I DON'T HAVE LIPS!!!" Papyrus flopped to the ground in defeat, with the filly on his back.
Celestia stood proudly gloating over the skeleton's 'defeat' "Ha ha ha!!! I have beaten The great Papyrus! For I! The...uuuhhh" The alicorn couldn't think of a name for herself.
"the magnificent cele-"
"The magnificent Celestia! Thanks Sans. All shall tremble before me!! Ha ha ha!!" Celestia stood proud over Papyrus, but didn't know he was smiling brightly.
"BUT THE GREAT PAPYRUS STRIKES BACK! AAUUGHH!" Papyrus got up quickly and lifted Celestia up into the air, dispite Celestia's protest.
"Ha hah, heh heh....heh.....uugghh..." Celestia suddenly went from laughing happily to feeling utterly exhausted.
Papyrus was confused, as well as Sans, "UM, PONY, ARE YOU O-" Papyrus was interrupted when Celestia screamed in agony, the symbol on her flank flashed twice and her horn was surrounded with fire. Celestia's eyes also flashed white as she then begun to teleport all over the place her teleportation moving her around more quickly...
Until the teleporting had made her strike the wall with a sickening crack. "Uuggghhh...." Celestia felt utterly weak as she was falling down to the floor. Until she was stopped in midair. The last thing she saw was a terrified Papyrus and Sans, the latter having one bright blue eye, reaching his hand out to her.
Celestia was weak, very weak. She couldn't see or hear anything. 'Uuurrrggghhh....Where am I?'. The filly felt something overtime, she was on something a bit stiff, but comfy. The pony tried to remember what had previously happened. 'I was, playing with Papyrus until there was a flash of light and-' Realization struck her. 'Papyrus! Sans! Where are they!?' Celestia tried to open her eye, but failed. She wondered what happened to them. 'Are they alright!? Did I accidentally hurt them!? I need to know!' Celestia heard something, mumbles quite mumbles. The mumbles became clearer until she could identify them as words. Celestia's vision was starting to come up as well.
"PLEASE SANS! LET ME STAY WITH THE PONY!!! WHAT IF SHE WAKES UP AND I'M NOT THERE FOR COMFORT!?"
"i already said no papyrus. you have to go to undyne. if you're not there she'll come here...and i really don't wanna know what happens when she sees celestia."
Celestia recognised the voices, her vision was also became more focused, until she could she two skeleton monsters arguing. "P-Papyrus...Sans?" she reluctantly whispered. The skeletons turned to see the little alicorn, tired and eye's half lidded. "W-What happened?"
Papyrus was the first to react "PONY!!!" he quickly scooped up the filly into a suffocating hug, "I HAD NEVER BEEN SO SCARED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!! I THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER WAKE UP BECAUSE OF ME!!!" Papyrus sobbed loudly.
"Ack! Papy, I can't move!" Celestia tried to teleport away, but was to weak to do so.
Luckily Sans was there to help, sort of. "careful bro, you're kinda giving tia a, bonecrushing hug"
Papyrus glared at his brother "THIS IS NO TIME FOR PUNS!! BUT I SEE YOUR POINT, SORRY FOR THAT PONY" the tall skeleton put Celestia back on the couch to let her breath, and where she was supposedly sleeping the entire time.
Sans spoke up again "so, tia. what happened back there?" The skelebros sit on the couch either side of the pony, waiting for an answer.
Celestia raised a brow at first, but then understood what he meant "Oh, that... Well, it actually happen before"
Papyrus was surprised "WHAT? WHEN? HOW?"
"I, I don't really want to talk about it.... Long story short, it's the reason I have to get to the surface. The ponies up there might know what's wrong with me" The pony explained, her head hanging low.
"what if they don't?" Sans asked.
Celestia stayed quiet for a bit. "...........then I'll find out myself..." Celestia got up from her sitting position "I need to go, I don't want it to happen again" But right as Celestia got off from the couch, she collapsed.
"PONY!" Papyrus quickly picked her up "YOU'RE IN NO CONDITION TO TRAVEL RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE TO WEAK" The tall skeleton placed her on the couch.
"papyrus is right, you're best option is to stay here for the night. you can leave tomorrow"
"But, you don't have to do that for me" The pony protested.
"OF COURSE WE DO! WE'RE YOUR FRIENDS" Papyrus smiled happily, as did Sans.
Celestia smiled too, "Heh heh, thanks guys. I guess I am a bit exhausted" The filly laid on the couch, feeling a bit better.
"papyrus, you better get going. you don't wanna keep undyne waiting" Sans said with a semi-serious tone.
Papyrus sighed and got off the couch, "ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT. GOODBYE PONY, I'LL BE BACK BEFORE YOU KNOW IT" Papyrus smiled and walked out the door.
"so tia, what do wanna-" Sans interrupted himself when he saw Celestia's sleeping form, snoring quietly. The small skeleton's smile grew softer. Sans suddenly vanished, only to reappear shortly with a pillow and blanket. Sans gently lifted the young pony's head and placed the pillow under her, Sans also put the blanket over her slumbering form.
Sans quietly walked out the door. "sleep tight tia, i'll be back soon. just gotta catch up with a friend" he walked out.
Sans quietly stepped walked in the house, not wanting to wake up his brother and Celestia. But as soon as he closed the door and turned, he saw the filly under the blanket. "tia, you're already awake? i'm pretty sure you-" Sans interrupted himself again when he heard the sound of crying. The small skeleton walked closer, "tia, are you alright?".
The blanket moved until Sans saw some of the filly's face, only the bottom half though. "I *sniff* I'm okay..."
Sans wasn't convinced, "no you're not. what's wrong?" Sans sat on the couch waiting for a response. What he didn't expect was Celestia to outright hug him, sobbing in the crook of his neck (or spine). Sans got the picture quickly, he hugged Celestia, comforting her. "nightmare, huh?" He could feel the pony nodding.
Then Celestia said something strange, most likely from the, nightmare, she had. "I-I wasn't fast enough...*sniff* I couldn't dodge her.... she *hic* She was so strong....how can I face her....?"
Even though Celestia could see it, the small skeleton's white pricks disappeared, leaving the skeleton's eye sockets to be completely black. "So it was that kind of nightmare, huh" Celestia nodded again.
The pony pushed away the hug and sat quietly on the couch, the blanket still covering her body, besides her face, "...*sniff*..."
She suddenly felt Sans rubbing her back. "don't be upset over a nightmare tia, it ain't real, not anymore. Besides, with all this crying, your throats gonna be all horse in the morning" The skeleton joked loudly. Only a tiny laugh was audible from the pony. The skeleton's smile flattened, Sans knew that jokes weren't going to help Celestia feel better, with what she had told him, it was going to take a lot more.
Papyrus slowly walked out of his room, wearing an orange onesie, "SAAAANNNSSS, YOU KNOW I'M A LIGHT SLEEPER. I COULD HERE THAT TERRIBLE PUN FROM-" Papyrus stopped talking when he saw his brother comforting the filly. "BROTHER, WHAT'S GOING ON? DID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO THE PONY?" Papyrus walked down to check on Celestia.
"don't worry bro, tia just had a nightmare" Sans explained.
"OH, WELL DO NOT BE AFRAID PONY, EVEN I SOMETIMES HAVE BAD DREAMS" Papyrus sat on the couch next to the pony, also comforting her, "BUT THE QUICKEST WAY TO CURE THE NIGHTMARES, IS TO HEAR A BEDTIME STORY. TYPICALLY NICE, HAPPY STORIES, RIGHT SANS?"
Sans smile grew bigger, "right, and i just thought of the best story, tia, your gonna love it"
Celestia was skeptical, but dicided to listen, lifting the blanket off of her. Even though she still looked upset from the nightmare, the pony showed a small smile, showing her anticipation.
The taller skeleton crossed his arms "SANS I WANT TO TELL THE PONY A STORY TOO"
Sans waved his hand in reassurance "you'll know what i'm talking about when tell the story" Papyrus raised a non-existent brow, but let his brother continue. "so tia, you know the jukebox at grillbys right. even wondered why it's 'out of order'?"
Celestia nodded while Papyrus gasped happily. "OH I KNOW THIS ONE! SANS, SANS! LET ME DO THE REST!"
Celestial quietly giggled at Papyrus, as did Sans, "sure thing bro"
A/N Just pretend the swearing is less mature aka: Sh!#=crud, f#%k=damn, ect
As the skelebro's story continued, Celestia's quiet giggles became loud laughter and then turned into howls of laughter that made her sides hurt.
The story then sadly finished, leaving a tuckered out Celestia, sleeping soundly on Papy's chest, who was also tuckered out, for some reason. (A/N Story telling is tiring work y'know) Leaving Sans to tuck them both in. The small skeleton slowly made his way to his room, Sans looked at them one last time, "night pap, sleep tight tia" Sans' eye sockets turned black once "You're going to need it"
Celestia stirred from her sleep, stretching her arms and legs and her vision becoming clearer. She felt something on her face, the pony lifted it off, it was a note. 'Why was there a note on my face?' She shrugged her thoughts and read.
hey tia, pap left to go see undyne and i'm at work (i have lots of jobs) you can leave now and go ahead on your journey or somethin'. your stuff's on the table where my pet rock is. most of your stuff was unharmed from your 'accident' but your scarf's another story. p.s if ya wondering why this note's on ya head, i didn't know where else to put it. anyways, see ya, -sans
Celestia looked at the table and frowned a bit, Sans was right, the scarf was completely burnt and there was a small, but noticeable tear on the scarf. 'At least most of my stuff is okay'. Celestial reattached her satchel and put on the burnt scarf, she looked around the house, 'I guess I can go, right after I buy some stuff' she walked out of the skelebro household.
After buying some cinnamon buns and failing to sell the burnt scarf, (honestly she didn't know why she did that) she trotted forward to the not-so mysterious cavern. The cave looked amazing, there were waterfalls, icebergs, gemstones that glittered and sparkled. She continued to walk until she spotted a small skeleton hanging around a sentry station. Celestia grinned "Hi Sans, what are you doing?"
Sans winked "just my second job. fortunately, two jobs mean twice as many legally-required breaks. i'm going to grillby's, wanna come?"
Celestia nodded, "Heck yeah"
Sans joked again "well, if you insist...i'll pry myself from my work..." Sans walked away from the sentry station and stood near the entrance of the next area. "over here. i know a shortcut" Celestia quickly followed Sans, and they suddenly arived at grillby's. "fast shortcut, huh?"
Celestia nodded 'Yep, I'm convinced. He knows how to teleport'.
Sans walked around while everyone at grillby's greeted him. "hey everyone"
"Hey Sans, weren't you just here for breakfast a few minutes ago?"
Sans' smile grew bigger "nah,i haven't had breakfast in at least half an hour. you must be thinking of brunch" Everybody laughed at the skeleton's pun. Sans turned to the filly "here, get comfy" Sans sat down on a stool as did the pony.
Celestia's smile was wiped off as she raised an 'Are you kidding me' brow at Sans.
Said skeleton raised his hands "whoops, watch where you sit down. sometimes weirdos put whoopie cushions on the seats." Celestia couldn't help but smile, seemingly forgiven Sans. "anyways, let's order. whaddya want...?"
The pony thought for a second "Hmm, fries sounds good"
"yeah, that sounds good. grillby, we'll have a double order of fries" Sans ordered, Grillby nodded and went to the dinner's kitchen. As they waited for the order, Sans decided to strike up a conversation, "so, what do you think...of my brother?"
"He's cool" The pony said with a smile.
"of course he's cool. you'd be cool to if wore that outfit every day. he'd only take it off if he absolutely had to. oh well, at least he washes it. by that i mean he wears it in the shower." Sans explained.
The explanation made Celestia snicker a bit, but she then stopped when she thought of the last thing he said, "Wait, you have a shower?"
Before that conversation could escalate any further, Grillby arrived with their order. "here comes the grub" the bowls of fries were put down, Sans held a bottle of ketchup to the alicorn. "want some ketchup?" Celestia shrugged and lifted the ketchup to her fries. "bone appetit" Instead of pouring it in the middle, she poured the ketchup to the side, the cap falls off and all the ketchup pours to the side off the fries. "whoops"
Celestia smirked "It's okay, in my opinion, ketchup is better on the side" she proceeded to stuff her face in the bowl of fries, quickly devouring the contents.
Sans just stared at the filly, then laughed loudly. "heheheheh, oh my god tia, heh heh, i can't"
Celestia smiled, she made a comeback, even though her mouth was full of fries "'ey! Don jud 'e! Ol' habits 'ie har!" This only made Sans laugh harder, he clutched his stomach trying to conceal the laughter. Celestia smiled at the skeleton's laughter. She then realised half of her face was covered in ketchup, she just lifted up the remaining fries to her face and used them as a napkin. After all the ketchup was wiped off, Celestia ate the ketchup-covered fries.
Sans finally finished his laughing and looked at the filly. "anyways, heh, where were we?"
"We were talking about Papy"
"right, well, cool or not, you have to agree that papyrus tries real hard. like how he keeps trying to be part of the royal guard. one day, he went to the house of the head of the royal guard... and begged her to be in it. of course, she shut the door on him because it was midnight. but the next day, she woke up and saw him still waiting there. seeing his dedication, she decided to give him warrior training. it's uh, still a work in progress." Sans explained.
Celestia giggled a bit at some parts of the explanation, but still agreed that Papyrus had lots of dedication. "Papy is awesome"
"heh, yeah." Sans stayed quiet for a while then spoke up "oh, yeah. i wanted to ask you something" Suddenly, everything appeared to grow dark, beside Sans and Celestia. "ever heard of a talking flower?" Sans asked in a semi-serious tone. Celestia's smile faded as she nodded. "so you know all about it, the echo flower"
Celestia knew what type of flower Sans was talking about, "The flower that can repeat the last thing it hears"
Sans nodded "exactly" Sans blankly stared forward "papyrus told me something interesting a while ago. sometimes, when no-one is around, a flower appears and whispers things to him. flattery...advice...encouragement..." he paused "...predictions....weird huh? someone must be using an echo flower to play a trick on him. keep an eye out, ok?"
Sans looked at Celestia again, to his surprise, the filly was glaring downwards, eye completely full of hatred 'Stupid flower, he thinks he can hurt my cinnamon roll!'
"tia you alright?"
Celestia snapped out of the glaring and looked at Sans. "Oh, yeah. I'll keep an eye out"
Sans' smile grew a bit bigger, "thanks"
Suddenly everything was no longer dark, "welp, that was a long break. i can't believe i let ya pulled me away from work for that long. oh, by the way...i'm flat broke. can you for the bill? it's just 10000G"
Celestia.exe froze "uh, I, how..."
Sans chuckled "just kidding. grillby, put it on my tab" Sans walked until he stopped at the exit of the dinner, "by the way...i was going to say something, but i forgot" Sans walked off.
Celestia looked around the dinner, and turned to grillby with a question that's been bothering her. "Is the jukebox out of order because of Sans and Papyrus?"
Grillby sighed, and nodded.
Celestia laughed and walked out of grillby's. Finally continuing her quest.
Chapter 22: The Guard, the trainee, and the fanboy
Celestia had finally continued her quest to reach the surface once more. After passing through the strange waterfall, Celestia found herself in a dimly lighted part of the cavern. Celestia somehow felt like something bad was going to happen, the thought filled her with dread. She slowly trotted through the long grass until she stopped to the sound of someone familiar.
"H...HI, UNDYNE! I'M HERE WITH MY DAILY REPORT..."
Celestia stood in place, 'Papy?' She slowly turned to see Papyrus and another figure, a terrifying figure in black amour. It armour appeared to be...Crystalized? 'That must be Undyne'.
"UHHH...REGARDING THAT PONY I CALLED YOU ABOUT YESTERDAY..." Papyrus Nervously explained. Undyne turned to face the skeleton. She said something Celestia couldn't quite here. ".....HUH? DID I FIGHT THEM?" Papyrus struck a pose, trying to impress Undyne, "Y-YES! OF COURSE I DID! I FOUGHT HER VALIANTLY!" Undyne turned away from Papyrus once more, who had finished posing to hear what the filly couldn't, "...WHAT? DID I CAPTURE HER...?" Papyrus sweat dropped, "W-W-WELL, NO" The skeleton sighed "I TRIED VERY HARD, UNDYNE. BUT IN THE END..." He took a deep breath, "I FAILED...". Undyne turned again to face Papyrus "...W-WHAT? YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE THE PONY'S SOUL YOURSELF?" The pony's breath stiffened, Papyrus slowly walked towards Undyne, reaching his hand out, "BUT UNDYNE, YOU DON'T H-HAVE TO DESTORY HER! YOU SEE...YOU SEE..." Undyne quickly grabbed the skeleton's arm, frightening, and threatening him.
Meanwhile Celestia's face held rage, 'Stop hurting him!' She was actually considering to blow her cover just so she could grab Papyrus and teleport the hell out of there. But she knew that was a bad idea, so she just silently glared at the armoured figure.
Undyne let go of the skeleton's arm, Papyrus quickly backed off, "..." Papyrus turned away from Undyne, he was, wiping away some tears "......I UNDERSTAND. I'LL, I'LL HELP YOU IN ANYWAY I CAN" Papyrus ran off.
Celestia was still in the tall grass, glaring at Undyne, 'She better not hurt Papy again!' Celestia took another step, unfortunately gaining Undyne's attention. The filly's expression changed from anger to fear in a flash. Undyne slowly walked towards the tall grass, summon in a light blue spear. Celestia froze in fear, 'Don't run away! Don't run away! Don't run away! Don't run away!'. Undyne looked, staring at her, the armoured monster went into the shadows, disappearing for now.
Celestia made sure the royal guard was finally gone, then let out a humongous sigh. She walked out of the tall grass in relief "That, was way to close..."
"Not close enough!"
"Gaaahhh!!" Celestia jumped back at the voice coming from the grass, the monster kid came out, full of excitement. Celestia put down her guard "Oh, it's just you- um..."
"M.K, I'm M.K!" The monster kid, M.K greeted happily.
"I'm Celestia...I didnt even know you were in there with me" The pony said honestly.
"I have a talent for that. I am the master of camouflage!" M.K boasted, the filly smirked "But yo! Did you see the way Undyne was staring at you! That...was AWESOME! What'd you do to get her attention...?" M.K asked loudly, Celestia shrugged and sheepish smile, causing M.K to laugh at the expression, "C'mon! Let's go watch her beat up some bad guys!" M.K rushed passed the filly, only to fall on their face, M.K then quickly got up and ran away again.
Celestia looked at where she had last see Undyne, a little bit of dread hung over her. Celestia quickly shook it off, "I can do this, I won't fight Undyne, I can spare her" Celestia smiled, filled with DETERMINATION, she trotted to the next area.
Celestia saw a sign in the wall of the cave.
When four bridge seeds align in the water, they will sprout.
Celestial also saw the supposed 'bridge seeds' next to a wide creek. The filly put two and two together, she lifted up the seeds and placed them in the water one-by-one. As the sign said, they sprouted, creating a bridge. The filly steadily crossed it.
(A/N if you're questioning why she didn't just teleport, the answers simple. Celly likes to do puzzles, and she would only use her magic if she was getting extremely frustrated with a puzzle. Okay, moving on!)
As Celestia moved forward her heart suddenly jumpped out. Two monsters appeared, a weird bath-turtle, and another interesting monster a horse-merman hybrid that made Celestia's face go a tomato-shade of red.
"NOPE!" Celestia's SOUL grew limbs and zoomed back into her chest. "NOPE NOPE NOPE!" Celestia ran away from Aaron faster than you could blink, "NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE!!!!!!!!"
*Celestia 'Noped' out of the room.
Aaron raised a brow, then flexed "She's totally into me ;)"
Woshua looked at Aaron in disgust "Aaron you sick ped-"
After....that incident.... Celestia took a break until her face was no longer red.
'Huh?' Celestia picked up the phone.
"HELLO! THIS IS PAPYRUS!!!" The voice said, relieving Celestia.
"Hi Papy! Wait, how did you get my number?" The filly asked.
"HOW DID I GET THIS NUMBER...? IT WAS EASY!!! I JUST DIALED EVERY NUMBER SEQUENTIALLY UNTIL I GOT YOURS!!!" Papyrus answered. Making Celestia and himself laugh. "SO....WHAT ARE YOU WEARING...?"
Celestia raised a brow, "What do you mean?"
"I'M....ASKING FOR A FRIEND. SHE THOUGHT SHE SAW YOU WEARING A BURNT SCARF. IS THAT TRUE? ARE YOU WEARING A BURNT SCARF?"
Little did Papyrus know, Celestia was having a serious dilemma. She knew that Papy's 'friend' was trying to kill her, and if she said the truth she would be in more danger than she is now, but she didn't know whether Papyrus was on her side, or Undyne's.
"H-HELLO? PONY? ARE YOU STILL-"
"I'm not wearing a burnt scarf!" Celestia interrupted Papyrus.
"SO YOU AREN'T WEARING A BURNT SCARF...GOT IT! YOU'RE MY FRIEND, SO I TRUST YOU IOO%! HAVE A NICE DAY!"
Celestia looked at the phone for a while, then banged her head on the wall, repeatedly saying 'Stupid' out loud. "What was that!? Why did I lie! I'm his best friend, and I liiiee to him!?" The pony flopped on the ground strangely getting a sense of déjà vu. "I'm a horrible friend~" Celestia violently shook her head. "No, I'm not a horrible friend, I'm just...protecting myself...Yeah" Celestia stood up again, "I didn't have to lie to Papy, he could be helping me" The pony sat back down "But Undyne threatened him...she hurt him..IT'S ALL HER FAULT!" Celestia realised she yelled loudly, the pony sighed, "I better not stay any longer...aannnddd I'm taking to myself..." The filly stood up and began to walk, until her SOUL popped out again, and a monster appeared.
"Hey there ;)"
"NOPE!" Celestia ran as fast as she could, "NOPE NOPE NOPE I'M OUT! NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE!"
After noping out of a fight...again, and taking a break...again, the pony looked up and saw many sparkling rocks on the ceiling. Celestia raised a brow, 'what room am I in?' She looked around once more to see many echo flowers, one telescope, and a sign engraved on the wall. Celestia checked out the sign first.
Celestia had grown more curious, she looked a an echo flower that was next to the sign. The filly walked up to it, no sound was coming out of the flower, 'How exactly do these things work?' Celestia nudged the blue plant with her hoof, the echo flower produced sound.
"A long time ago, monsters would whisper their wishes into the sky. If you wished with all your heart, your wish would come true. Now, all we have are these sparkling rock on the ceiling...
Celestia looked up to see the rocks again, then looked at the other echo flowers. 'Monsters made wishes here?' The filly saw the telescope in the room with her. She was curious enough to check it out. There appeared to be words on the telescope's lense, the filly moved the telescope around until the telescope was looking at a big and sparkling rock, it read 'Check Wall' with a little arrow pointing forward.
Celestia looked where the arrow was pointing, there was a wall. The alicorn put two and two together and checked the wall out. It opened up, revealing a pathway to move forward.
Celestia was on a dock of some sort, with more writing engraved on the wall. The writing was ancient, but Celestia could just make out the words. The topic of writing made the filly shiver.
The war of Ponies and Monsters
Celestia took note that more writing was engraved in the walls, she read more.
Why did the Ponies attack? Indeed, it seemed that they had nothing to fear. Ponies are unbelievably strong. It would take the SOUL of nearly every monster... ...just to equal the power of a single pony SOUL
But ponies have one weakness. Ironically, it is the strength of their SOUL. Its power allows it to persist outside the pony body, even after death.
If a monster defeats a pony, they can take its SOUL. A monster with a pony SOUL... A horrible beast with unfathomable power
The last sign was an illustration of a strange creature. Celestia was very disturbed about how the drawing was drawn. The alicorn, realised there were no more signs, only a small plank of drift wood, and river to another dock. The filly cautiously jumped on the plank and began to move. The filly reached the dock, but when she jumped off of the plank, it drifted away, back to the other side.
Celestia continued forward and reached a dimly lit part of the cavern. Celestia couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. She walked some more, until...
"AAUUGH!" Celestia screamed as a light blue spear came from her right, and almost skewered her. She quickly turned her head, she had recognised who had thrown it.
Right as the pony said it, Undyne appeared, summoning more spears to strike Celestial down. Said pony ran for her life, dodging the countless amounts of spears being thrown at her. The filly was fast, but Undyne could catch up.
Celestia spotted tall grass and made a beeline to it. The alicorn quickly jumped in the grass, and stood as still as she could.
*Clunck Clunck Clunck Clunck...
Celestia held her breath, the armoured monster was right next to her. Undyne suddenly raised her arm, this was it, Celestial closed her eyes. The pony heard a swoop, but felt nothing. She opened her eyes, only to see M.K. The little monster had gotten grabbed instead of her! Undyne raised M.K to her face, then put M.K back down, Undyne walked off.
Celestia hesitated at first, but then ran out of the tall grass. Breathing deeply, she realised that M.K was still in there. "Uh...M.K? Are you alright?"
M.K quickly responded, "Yo...I'm alright!" The monster ran out of the grass excitedly, and reviled Celestia, "But yo...did you see that!? Undyne just....TOUCHED ME!" M.K squealed like a fangirl. "I'm never washing my face ever again...! Man, are you unlucky. If you were just standing a LITTLE bit to the left...!"
Celestia forced a smile to appear "Heh heh, yeah...don't remind me..."
Luckily, M.K didn't here the last part, the monster was to exited to notice, "Yo, don't worry! I'm sure we'll see her again!" With that, M.K rushed off, and fell on his face, but quickly got up and ran again.
Celestia giggled at M.K's antics. She trotted to the next room.
Celestia continued forward until she saw a familiar small skeleton next to a telescope. The pony gasped happily and walked towards the skeletons "Sans! I can't believe you got here before me"
Sans looked at Celestia "heh heh, yeah. hey, i'm thinking about getting into the telescope business. it's normally 500000G to use this premium telescope...but...since i know you, you can use it for free. howzabout it?"
Celestia was sceptical, but accepted the offer. When she used the telescope, all she could see was red. Celestia looked at Sans with a confused face "I don't get it... Why's it red...what's wrong with the telescope?" Sans didn't answer, he was holding in laughter. Celestia's eyes widened in realisation. She quickly rubbed her hoof on the eye she was looking through the telescope with, she pulled away to see her hoof with red paint on it. "Ooooooooooohhhhh! Sans!"
Sans was to busy laughing at Celestia's angry but adorable expression. "don't-hue hue-worry tia...heheheheh...people who aren't satisfied get-heheh- a full refund!" By now Sans was laughing his skull off.
"Heh...heh heh heh heh! HAHEHEHEHHAHA!" Celestia joined the small skeleton's laughter fit. "How did I NOT see that coming!" The filly laughed some more, as well as Sans, who shrugged the question off.
After a good minute off laughing, Celestia and Sans calmed down. "I really needed that. Thanks uncle"
Sans raised a non-existent brow, "uncle?" Celestia froze, "hey, don't worry about it tia. i'm just jokin' with ya. you can call uncle anytime"
Celestia looked at Sans surprised "R-really?" Sans nodded, Celestia grinned widely "Thanks, uncle Sans" The filly felt a bit weird saying it at first, but it also felt nice. She said her goodbyes to Sans and went off.
Celestia looked in awe at the sight the area she was in. The water was bright and sparkled, it contrasted with the darker shade of the Lilly pads and water sausages. There was also specks of sparkling rocks, covering the ceiling. She stood still fascination in her eyes, she felt, at peace....until...
Celestia picked up the phone.
"HELLO! THIS IS PAPYRUS!!!" The skeleton greeted Celestia on the phone.
Said pony chuckled "Hi Papy. What's up?"
"WELL, REMEMBER WHEN I AKED YOU ABOUT CLOTHES?"
Celestia's breath stiffened "Y-Yeah"
"WELL, THE FRIEND WHO WANTED TO KNOW... HER OPINION OF YOU IS A BIT...MURDERY." Papyrus explained. "WELL, WORRY NOT DEAR PONY! PAPYRUS WOULD NEVER BETRAY YOU!"
Celestia laughed with a hint of dread 'Of course, why did I doubt!?'
"YOU SAID YOU WERE NOT WEARING A BURNT SCARF. SO OF COURSE I ACTUALLY TOLD HER... YOU WERE INDEED WEARING A BURNT SCARF! IT PAINED ME TO TELL SUCH A BOLDFACE LIE. BUT SINCE YOU AREN'T WEARING A BURNT SCARF...SHE SURELY WONT ATTACK YOU! NOW YOU ARE SAFE AND SOUND! WOWIE. THIS IS HARD. I JUST WANT TO BE EVERYONE'S FRIEND!"
Celestia sighed loudly, she lifted up her scarf. "I have to get rid of thing..." She put it in her satchel for safe keeping.
Celestial looked at the beautiful surroundings, then she saw an echo flower not to far away from her. She nudged it, curious of what it had to say.
"So? don't you have any wishes to make?"
Celestia saw more of the flowers along the path, she checked them out to see what they had to say.
"...hmm, just one, but... It's kind of stupid"
"Don't say that! Come on, I promise I won't laugh"
The echo flowers ended there. Celestia was disappointed, but continued on with the path, finding another sigh. The sigh was continuing about the history of the war.
The power to take their SOULs. This is the power that the ponies feared.
Celestia was getting a bit annoyed by the continuous stopping and starting. But kept moving forward nonetheless.
The next area was a simple pathway, with water on either side. Celestia trotted forward, hoping that the next room would be the continuation of the war. Then a long, palish-yellow...thing...appeared from the water. Celestia stopped and raised a brow, but then continued once more. Another long pale...thing...appeared, Celestia ignored it.
Then both of the tentacles went down, a giant, onion shaped head appeared from out the water.
"Hey ... there... Noticed you were... Here... I'm Onionsan! Onionsan y'hear!" The giant monster, Onionsan, said with little enthusiasm.
Celestia stared at the strange palish-yellow monster, "C-celestia..." The pony continued walking, Onionsan followed with the water.
"You're visiting Waterfall, huh! It's great here, huh! You love it, huh!"
Celestia slowly nodded, she was a bit unsettled by how Onionsan was talking, and moving, and, using weird facial expressions.
"Yeah! Me too! It's my big favourite. Even though, the waters getting so shallow here... I, have to sit down here all the time, but... He-Hey! That's okay! It beats moving into the city..." By now Celestia was walking a bit slower to hear the monster out. "Like, living in a big aquarium. Like all my friend did! And the aquarium's full, a-anyway, so, even if I wanted to I... That's okay though, y'hear! Undyne's gonna fix it, y'hear! I'm gonna get out of here and live in the ocean, y'hear!"
Celestia smiled at Onionsan "I hear! That does sound nice, living in the ocean" She realised she was at the end of the room.
"Hey...there... That's the end of this room. I'll see you around! Have a good time!" Onionsan slowly dropped down "In Waterfalllllllllllll"
Celestia moved to the next room.
There was a hill-like formation in the middle of the room. It looked like some sort of stage. Celestia was about to walk past it until her heart popped out. She looked to see a shy looking monster in the corner of the room.
Celestia smile patiently, the scaly monster shyed away even more. Aaron nods his head approvingly
The Shyren's attacks, or any for that matter, were notes formed by quite hums.
Celestia had an idea! She hummed a catchy tune from the song she remembered earlier. Shyren turned her head around, smiling as she hummed the melody. The musical notes were coming in bunches and more faster.
Shyren seems much more comfortable singing along. Celestia wasn't finished yet, the pony sang more as well as Shyren. Monsters were drawn to the music.
Suddenly, it was a concert...
"Come on!" Celestia guided Shyren to the higher part of the room.
Celestia began to sing lyrics...
"~Umbrella at your side. It's rai-ning but you close it tight!~"
"Se ri sir ra~ sir ra la-la la la-la~"
Celestia could see Sans selling tickets made of toilet paper, bobbing his head to the melody, She giggled and continued to sing.
"~Those heels that you like, are soa-king but is that al-right?~"
"sir re Si ra, sir ra la-la la la-la"
The seats are sold out. Celestia felt like a pop star.
"~Let out a sigh, for a-nother day the same-as the-last! Come on let's try, dye it blue and Change it up from the past~ Re-flecting up! From a-puddle and then gone-in-a-flash! Is that most, that you can dream or wanted-to-see!~"
"But look ar-ound~!"
"Dance up and down!~"
"The world is-now!~"
"Still going 'round~"
"Just feel it pound!~"
"We're skyward bound~!"
"Move at thetop~ speed ~ of~ sound!~"
"Run-ning to an-other day!~ I wa-nna break a-way and take the lead~!"
"Tra la-la la~ Tra la-la la~la~"
"As-you're stuck on yes-ter-day~ No sun-to-shine would be O-Kay with me~"
"Tra la-la la~"
"Every-day~! Every-day is O-K~!"
By now, every monster was clapping, stomping, and hoping to the beat! Celestia decided to up the wow factor by effortlessly dodging the note attacks in style! The monsters cheered loudly.
"You fall down seven-more times~ I'll be there seven, eight, nine~! As we keep trying we'll find-"
"We're always singingthe same t~u~n~e~"
"Shining down on-me you're my blue m~o~o~n~"
"Dream-ing for-ever to find now, I'm-awake~"
"I need to find to-mor-row, can you take me-away-"
"And go thetop~ speed ~ of~ sound~"
(A/N ~Doo Doo Doo Doo~!)
"Run-ning to an-other day~I wa-nna break a-way and take the lead~!"
"Tra la-la la~ Tra la-la la la~la la~"
"As-you're stuck on yes-ter-day~No sun-to-shine would be O-Kay with me~!"
"Tra la-la la~"
"Every-day~! Every-dayfrom now on~!"
The monsters cheering and screaming was deafening. All the monsters circled around Shyren as Aaron and a few other monsters picked her up. With all the monsters cheering her name, Shyren never felt so happy, so alive, so free... The monsters cheered and took her too another room. Shyren looked back at the pony and mouthed a 'Thank you'. They were all gone.
Celestia smiled 'My work here is done' She trotted forward.
Celestia found herself in a strange room, it just had a piano and a sigh. She walked up to the sigh to see what it had to say.
A haunting song echoes through the corridor... Won't you play along? Only the first 8 are fine
Celestia figured out pretty quickly that she had to play a song on the piano to find some sort of treasure.
Celestia took note of it and walked off to the corridor, listening for any tunes. What she got instead was more history of the war engraved in the walls, she continued to read and learn.
This power has no counter. Indeed, a pony cannot take a monster's SOUL. When a monster dies, it's SOUL disappears. And an incredible power would be needed to take the SOUL of a living monster
There is only one exception. The SOUL of a special species of monster call a "Boss monster." A Boss monster's SOUL is strong enough to persist after death... If only for a few moments. A pony could absorb this SOUL. But this has never happened. And now it never will
Celestia looked around, but there was no more. "That's it, again! Why does it always keep cutting of!" Celestia exclaimed annoyed. She trotted forward.
There was a stone statue of some sort of monster, it's head hung low, there was constant rain pouring down from a hole. Celestia didn't know why, but she felt sorry for it, she walked some more until she saw umbrellas. The pony had an idea, she lifted an unrelated and put it on top on the statue.
Celestia smiled, she hummed the tune. 'This must be the melody'.
She quickly teleported to the room with the piano. When she got closer, she played the tune. It was hard at first but the filly got a hang of it.
A doorway opened, the alicorn grinned and walked through. There was a red round artefact in the middle of the room. Celestia raised a brow, but lifted it up to inspect. 'This looks like a ball'. She put it in her satchel, but it failed. "What the...?" Their was something inside her satchel. Celestia put the artefact down and search her inside the satchel.
She found a sleeping dog.
"How did you get in there?" Celestia questioned, the dog said nothing, sne decided to put the dog down.
*The dog woke up*
It suddenly jumped on to the artefact, and absorbed it.
Celestia's eye twitched "What...?" The dog looked at Celestia, then tried to scurry away. "Oh no you don't!" Celestia used her telekinesis on the dog, it was surrounded by her yellow aura. But the dog somehow shimmied out of it and...phased through the wall.
Leaving an extremely baffled Celestia, she saw some writing below where she had found the orb, when she read it, she face hoofed.
The legendary artefact! Warning: Beware of the trolling dog
(A/N I'm 100% certain that's what it would've said)
After the dog incident, Celestia took off where she had left off, the alicorn lifted another umbrella to keep herself dry from the rain. As she walked onward she saw M.K in the rain.
"Yo, you got an umbrella? Awesome!" M.K ran up to the filly and ducked under the umbrella. "Let's go!"
Celestia smiled and walked onwards, with M.K in tow.
As they walked M.K started up a conversation, "Man, Undyne is sooooooo cool. She beats up bad guys and never loses! If I was a pony, I would wet the bed every night...knowing she was gonna beat me up! Ha ha it would suuck! Don't ya think?"
Celestia stiffened, but nodded and continued walking, trying to hide her dread.
Celestia saw an echo flower and slowed down to look at it. M.K looked at it to, remembering something.
"So, one day. We had a school project where we had to take care of a flower. The king- we had to call him 'Mr dreemurr'- volunteered to donate his own flowers. He ended up coming to school and teaching the class about responsibility and stuff. That got me thinking...YO! How COOL would it be if UNDYNE came to school!? She could beat up all the teachers!!" M.K shouted with excitement.
Celestia smiled and rolled her eyes and continued walking, M.K following "I guess that would be pretty cool... Undyne coming to school, not the beating up teachers thing"
M.K looked away from the filly, hiding their embarrassment. "Y-Yeah, ummm... Maybe she wouldn't beat up the teachers... She's to cool to ever hurt an innocent person!"
Celestia smiled sadly 'If only that was true'
They continued forward until they reached a room with no rain. Celestia couldn't see two hooves in front of her so she created a light with her horn. There was now a little flash light on the alicorn's horn.
M.K looked at the alicorn in surprise "Yoooo! That's so cool! How do you do that?!"
Celestia smirked at the monster "Magic" then snickered twice. She looked at her surroundings, her eye's widened "Woooaaahhhh" Celestial was in complete and utter awe at the giant area she was in.
"Come on!" M.K said excitedly as they ran forward.
Celestia ran as well, but also looked at the giant castle 'That castle....that must be where the barrier is' she saw M.K up ahead, gawking at the view. She caught up and smiled "It's a pretty great view huh?"
M.K smiled at her "Yeah... It's awesome!"
Celestia chuckled "Let's get going"
M.K followed Celestia out of the area.
The rain appeared once more, Celestial noticed two things, one, there was another bucket full of umbrellas, but there was also a big steep ledge blocking the rest of the room. M.K walked up to the ledge while Celestia put the umbrella back.
Celestia went next to M.K, who looked at Celestia "Yo, I have an-" M.K interrupted themselves when the alicorn teleported up. "Oorr you can just do that..."
Celestia turned to M.K "Do you want a lift?"
M.K shook their head "I'm good. Yo, you go on ahead, I'll catch up! I always find a way to get through!" M.K ran off, then face planted, but quickly got up and started running again.
Celestia snorted "That's like the fourth time they fell down" she walked off.
Celestia saw more ancient writings about the war. She read them quickly, wanting more information.
The ponies, afraid of our power, declared war on us. They attack suddenly and without mercy.
In the end it could hardly be called a war. United, the ponies were far too powerful, and is monsters, too weak. Not a single SOUL was taken, and countless monsters were turned to dust...
Celestia felt bad, 'We're ponies that awful?' She walked onwards, to some sort of wooden platform.
As she walked the place had gotten dimmer. Celestia was on high alert for anything bad, or sharp to come at her.
A bright blue light appeared on the wooden platform. Then another, then another. Celestia felt something bad was going to happen.
"AAWWGH" Giant spears spiked up from the ground. The pony looked down below to she Undyne, raising her arm. A blue light appeared under the pony. She rushed away from it before she was skewered. More blue lights appeared as Celestia dodged them. She hopped from platform to platform to escape Undyne's wrath. Celestia reached one giant platform with the exit. The filly made a beeline to it, frantically dodging the spears.
She ran straight forward until...
The pony panted from all the running, she was trying to think straight, 'What do I do?"
Celestia sweat dropped and slowly turned around, "U-Undyne..."
The royal guard stood there, Celestia could hear a spear being summoned, she looked at the floor but, there was nothing, then the pony looked up. Her eye's widened spears were coming down to strike...
'Did she miss?' Suddenly the platform began to shake. Celestia looked below, then at Undyne.
The platform broke...
"AAAUUGGHHH" Celestia screamed as she fell, the alicorn tried to flap her wings to slow down, but it failed. Everything went white...
The filly opened her eyes, then frantically shot up. Celestia's breath sharpened, she looked at herself.
"Oh my gosh...Mane, check. Wings, check. Limbs, check. Horn...HORN...*sigh* check"
Celestia couldn't believe it. "I-I'm alive...I'm alive! YES! WOOHOO!!" Celestia jumped high in the air, laughing in relief. "Okay, heheheh, I'm actually ok" The alicorn let out a big sigh in relief, and smiled like there was no tomorrow.
She inspected her surrondings, she appeared to be some sort of garbage dump or trash zone, with a seemingly endless waterfall coming from above. There was also water that covered the floor, with some of the wooden platform floating and keeping the pony dry. Celestia looked down to see she was on a bed of flowers, golden flowers. "Huh? These things grow down here?" She couldn't really wonder why the flowers were there, she was to busy interpreting the fact that she survived falling down for who-knows long. Her smile wavered when she looked at her wings 'This all could've been avoided if I knew how to fly' The alicorn's smile wiped of her face, she never tried to fly in her life, only doing short glides. 'I really should learn how to do it one day'.
Even though Celestia stopped smiling, it didn't mean she wasn't happy. The pony slowly trotted into the water, it wasn't high enough to reach her knees, but still shallow enough to reach half that height.
She walked forward, seeing more garbage piles. The filly was a bit uncomfortable by how much garbage there was, but still trotted onwards.
Until one trash pile got her attention, or to be more specific, what was on the pile. Celestia raised a brow at the sight. It was a torn and faded banner, with a picture of a female pony, the sun and the moon either side of her. What surprised her was that the pony had both wings and horn, like Celestia.
She looked at it for a while, then proceeded forward head down, with some questions in her mind.
'Who was that pony?"
'Why was the sun and moon next to her?'
But the most interesting one...
'Why does she look so much like me?'
Celestia's mind was so preoccupied that she didn't hear the sudden 'sploosh' behind her, or notice the weird floating dummy infront of her.
"Hahahaha...to intimidated to- HEY COME BACK HERE!" The mad dummy yelled as Celestia walked right past him. The dummy zoomed in front of Celestia, making the filly bump into him, getting her attention.
"Oh, hi. Is something the matter?"
The mad dummy turned bright red "YES! YOU WALKED RIGHT PAST ME! I WAS TELLING YOU MY REVENGE STOR-
"Sorry, I'm not interested. Bye now." Celestia walked away, leaving mad dummy completely infuriated, and alone.
"HEY!!! WHAT DID- MMMMMM THAT WAS EXTREMELY RUDE YOU KNOW!!!" Mad dummy yelled, but the pony was long gone. "Why didn't she cower in FEAR! I AM CLEARLY SCARY AND MAAAADD!!!! HHHMMMMMNNNN THAT PONY IS SO RUDE!"
Just as Celestia walked to the next area, she spotted a familiar shy friend. The filly gasped happily "Blooky!" The pony ran up right next to her ghostly friend. "I can't believe you're here! Wow! It's been way to long"
Blooky was a bit startled by Celestia's appeared, but shook it off, "heh heh...hi celly. i guess it has been a while...but, why are you here? if you don't mind me asking..."
Celestia waved her hoof, "Don't worry about that. I'm just happy to see my good friend again!"
Blooky grinned a little bit, "heh heh, okay...hey, want to come to my house? if your not busy of course... it's just up ahead..."
Celestia smiled "Heck yeah I wanna come. Lead the way Blooky!"
Blooky's smile grew a little bit bigger "thanks celly..."
Nabstablook hovered towards his house, with Celestia in tow. When they arrived, Celestia noticed two houses, looking identical, if it weren't for the coloration. Blooky went to the left house, the filly followed.
The house, unlike the skelebro's, was quite small. The room was quite empty and had only a fridge, TV, computer, and three CD's in a line. The rest of the room had cracks in the walls and floorboards, and one little spiderweb. Blooky turned to Celestia "it's not much, but make yourself at home"
The ghost hovered to the computer and got some black headphones.
Celestia decided to check out the TV first "Nice TV Blooky"
"thanks celly...there's a show I like to watch on it...sometimes..."
Celestia gave the ghost a confused look 'Is there something Blooky isn't telling me? Ehh, forget it' She continued her exploring.
Celestia looked at the CDs, particularly the one in the middle. "How do these things work?"
Nabstablook hovered over to Celestia "first you open it...then you press the play button..."
As the ghost said, Celestia lifted the CD case up and opened the CD, there were a few buttons, "Um... OK, I think I got it..." Celestia pushed what she thought was the play button.
"dang...that ambiance....it's like my whole body is being spooked..." Blooky described.
"Hey, Can I play another?" Celestia asked.
"sure celly...which one?"
"Huh? Uumm... How about this one?" The alicorn lifted up the one on the left, she picked play.
The music played.
(A/N I'm having some trouble with imputing the music on the story...sorry :/)
"ah, this one....once you learn the lyrics it's not hard to sing along... ooo ooo oooo, ooo ooo oooo, oo oo ooo oo ooo" The ghost sang with his eyes closed.
Celestia smiled "This is good music Blooky, do you make this yourself?"
"well, sort of...i usually make remixes and mix tapes..." Napstablook explained
Celestia caught sight of a flyer in the spider web. She lifted it up, only to notice something else in the web, "Hey Blooky, what's this?" She lifted the strange device out of the web and into the sight of the ghost.
Blooky recognised the small device, his eye's widened. "oh...that's my friends old iPod...i never noticed it was there...you can have it if you want...i'm sure my friend wouldn't mind..."
"Thanks Blooky, but, what's an iPod?" Celestia smiled sheepishly.
"it's a music device...i'll show you how to use it..." Napstablook drifted to his computer to get a pair of small headphones, "you need these if you want the iPod to work..." Blooky gave the filly the headphones, Celestia inserted then in the small device. She pushed the play button.
".....? I don't hear anything?" Celestia didn't know if it was working or not.
"um...that's because you need the other part of the headphones in your ears"
"Oooh...heheh... Thanks for the tip Blooky" A song was heard in the pony's ears, it was very catchy, she started humming.
The hums caught the ghost's attention. "that song...it was my friend's favourite..."
The ghost floated over to the fridge, while Celestia paused the song and put the headphones and the iPod in her satchel.
Napstablook turned to Celestia, eating a transparent sandwich. "this is a ghost sandwich...do you wanna try it?"
Celestia stared at Blooky "I would, if I was a ghost"
Napstablook looked away, trying to hide his embarrassed face "oh...r-right...nevermind..."
"Don't worry about it Blooky. We all make mistakes sometimes" The filly reassured him.
"well...after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage...it's a family tradition...do you want to join me...?" Celestia nodded, "okay...follow my lead..." Napstablook floated to the middle of and slowly drifted to the ground. Celestia lied down next to him with her back on the floor. "here we go...you'll lie down as long as you don't move. so...move around when you want to get up..."
Celestia and Napstablook lied down, blankly staring at the ceiling, feeling like trash. Thinking about life and the universe
After a while, Celestia started to feel cramped, she stretched and stood up "I think I'm done for now"
"well that was nice...thank you..." Napstablook flashed the pony a small smile.
"Anytime Blooky...hey, I'm gonna check this area out more. Soooo I'll see you later, oh, by the way, thanks for the iPod" Celestia smiled as she walked out. Going to explore the rest of the area.
Celestia found herself at some sort of snail farm, 'Oh, does Blooky eat snails to?' To her surprise, she found Napstablook tending the snail farm. "Hey Blooky! Do you work here?"
"yeah...i'm working right now...i mean...welcome to the blook family snail farm...i'm the only employee" the ghost explained.
"Huh, so you and your family eat snails? How do you eat them? What do they taste like? Wait, I already know the answer, well, sort of. Snails kinda taste like a chunky, bitter soup and-" Celestia continued to describe how snails taste.
It made Napstablook nauseous "celly...we- i don't eat snails...why would anyone eat these little guys?"
Celestia poker faced "Uh... reasons, like...to make a pie, and...cake?" Celestia gave a sheepish smile "Anyway, I should go...Bye Blooky"
Celestia trotted away.
The alicorn saw a sign near the right pathway.
North: Blook acres West: Hotlands ???:Temmie village
'Temmie village?' Celestia raised a brow. It didn't even say where this, 'Temmie village' was on the sign, 'Maybe someone else knows it' The pony trotted forward, with the question in the back of her mind.
Celestia saw three pathways, she decided to go to the North pathway. The filly found an old monster selling some stuff in a very crystallised part of the area.
"Woah there! I got some neat junk for sale" The old turtle monster said.
Celestia looked at the items, "Can I...have three sea tea please?"
The turtle monster gave her the sea tea, Celestia gave him 36G "So, how are you?" Celestia asked, trying to start a conversation.
"I'm good, I've been around for a long time. Maybe too long. Studying history sure is easy when you've lived through so much it yourself! Wahahah!" The old monster explained.
Celestia smiled, she looked behind him to see a familiar symbol, Celestia raised a brow 'Isn't that the same symbol on mom's robe?'
The monster looked behind him to see what all the fuss was about, "Eh? Do you not know what that is? What are they teaching you kids in school nowadays...? Wahahahah! That's the Delta rune, the emblem of our kingdom. The kingdom...of monsters. Wahahah! Great name huh? It's as I always say... Ol' King fluffybuns can't name for beans!"
Now the pony was curious "Does that Sym- emblem, mean anything?"
"That emblem actually predates written history. The original meaning has been lost in time... All we know is that the triangles symbolise us monsters below, and the winged circle above symbolise... Somethin' else. Most people say it's the 'angel', from the prophecy..."
Celestia was more curious than before, "Prophecy? What prophecy?"
"Oh yeah... The prophecy. Legend has it, an 'angel of light' that has seen the surface will decend from above and bring us freedom. Lately, people have been taking a bleaker outlook... Callin' it the 'angel of death'. A harbinger of darkness and destruction, waitin' to 'free' us from this mortal realm... In my opinion, when I see that litte circle...I jus' think it looks neat! Wahahahah!"
Celestia's eyes sparkled "Wooooaaaahhh...."
The alicorn violently shook her head "Oh right, I was wondering, can I sell you something?"
"Ha! I'm tryin' to get RID of my junk, not get more of it!"
Celestia pouted "*sigh* Well, it was worth a shot, I'm trying to get rid of something as well"
"Well, I've heard if you want to sell stuff, the Temmie village is your best bet"
There it was again, Temmie village "Where is it exactly?"
"....I don't remember"
Celestia sighed, then lit up. "I can find it myself! Bye now!"
"Be careful out there, kid!"
Celestia trotted to the west pathway, looking for the Temmie village.
What she found, was more history.
Hurt, beaten, and fearful for our lives, we surrendered to the ponies. Their queen, the strongest of them all, used 7 unknown magical elements to cast a spell, and seal us underground. Anything can enter through the seal, but only beings with a powerful SOUL could leave.
There is only one way to reverse this spell. If a huge power, equivalent to seven pony SOULs, attacks the barrier... It will be destroyed.
But this cursed place has no entrances or exits. There is no way a pony could come here. We will remain trapped down here forever.
'This isn't right, why did the ponies have to seal them?' Celestia was a bit ticked off as to why the queen of the ponies sealed them underground. She trotted to the next area.
It was extremely dark in the next area, luckily, the alicorn used a light spell to navigate her way through the strange maze. Celestia felt like she was being watched.
Her SOUL popped out. Something appeared...
The special enemy Temmie appears!
Temmie vibrates intensely "HHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Celestia stared at the Temmie looked like a cat with hair and a, two pairs of ears. It was also wearing a sweater and its face was, indescribable. '...I have some concerns' "Errr...h-hi?"
Temmie yelled in a hilarious loud tone. "hOI!!! i'm TEMMIE!!!"
Temmie unleashed a weirder version of herself to attack Celestia.
The filly was very uncomfortable with this, "C-can we stop fighting?"
The pony's heart went back into her chest. Temmie stares at the pony intensely.
"Erm...Hey, wait. Do you perhaps know how to get to, Temmie village?" Celestia reluctantly asked.
"YayA! Folo temmie! temmie no wer to go!" Temmie yelled as it walked further ahead, with Celestia in tow.
Celestia reached the Temmie village, the special Temmie caught everyone's attention "hOI! Evritem! temmie bring pop pony!"
All the other Temmies gasped and circled around the filly.
One Temmie introduced herself "hOI!! im temmie!!! Dis my frwend...temmie!!!"
Another temmie introduced herself "hOI! im temmie!!! Dis my frwend...temmie!!"
Another temmie introduced herself "hOI! im temmie!!!! Don forget my frwend!!"
Another temmie appeared "Hi, I'm Bob"
The first Temmie smacked Bob away "FAK BOB!!!"
Celestia sweat dropped, she had heard one of the temmies say she was 'pop pony' "Uhh Temmie" All the Temmies, except Bob, looked at the pony, "Quick question, why did you call me, 'Pop pony? Just wondering"
All the Temmies gasped, one Temmie called out "u don no? bu u famoos! u all ovar undanet!"
'Undernet? Did someone record me?!' "Uhh, how am I famous?"
One of the Temmies pulled out a phone from inside her sweater, "lok here! It u pony! u suning da pop son!!"
Celestia saw the video, it was when she was singing with Shyren! There was also someone doing a thumbs up in the video, Celestia recognised that hand from anywhere. 'Uncle Sans! Who said he could post this!?'
Temmie also scrolled down to let Celestia see the comments, all of them were pretty much positive and complementing both the filly and Shyren. But one was just advertising a channel called MTT.
"C C!!! u famoos!! can tem hav pic for undanet?!!!"
"wat bout me!!"
"I want to as well"
The Tems started to get close to Celestia, too close. "Hey hey hey! Wait a minute! No one is getting a picture!"
The Temmies stopped closing in one Temmie called out "y!?"
"Because! Because... I'm allergic to Temmies" Celestia poker faced, hoping the lie would work.
The Temmies let out a loud "ooooooooohhhhhh" Another Temmie spoke up "dat ok!!! tem undarstan...tem, awso alergic to tem!" The Temmie who had spoken gained a bunch of red blisters "hOiVes!!" The Temmie went into the other side of the village.
"Ok, I heard that there was a shop where you could sell something. Does anyone know where it is?" Celestia asked.
A Temmie jumped up, it had a different sweater from the rest. "I da shopkiper!! folo tem to...da tEM shop!!" Temmie scattered to another part of the room while the other Tems went on their business.
Celestia was about enter the shop until a Temmie stopped her. The Temmie had an egg.
"hOI! can u kis my eg... eg wil hatch....tem b PROUD PARENT!!!"
The egg was hard boiled. But Celestia gave the egg a blow kiss.
Temmie squealed "EEEEEEEEE!!!!! DANK U!!"
"Yeah, your welcome" Celestia walked into the shop
"WecOm to...da TEM SHOP!!!" Temmie yelled proudly.
"I heard you would buy stuff, would you like this scarf?" Celestia showed Temmie the burnt scarf.
Temmie gasped in excitement, "WOA!!! u gota... burnt scarf!" Temmie sweated "hhnnnn....i gota hav dat burnt scarf...but i gota pay for coleg, hhhnnn...!!! tem always wanna burnt scarf! OK! tem buy burnt scarf for....180G!!!"
Celestia's eyes widened 'Woah, what a steal!' "Ok, here's the scarf" Celestia gave the scarf to Temmie, and Temmie gave the pony 180G.
"Well, thanks. I'll be going now"
Celestia trotted out of the shop and out of Temmie village. Celestia took a deep breath 'Note to self, never go there again...ever'
Soon after the event with Temmie village, Celestia used a light spell to make her way through the dark maze. Some monsters would appear, but they wouldn't really fight, the monsters would actually praise the pony and would usually want to get a picture to post on Undernet.
Celestia kinda liked this new way instead of every monster that looks her way wants to fight. Plus they would give her a bit more gold when spared.
Eventually, Celestia made it out of the dark maze. She trotted and tried to look around, it was wet and dark. If it wasn't for the alicorns light spell, she wouldn't see two hooves in front of her. The filly finally made it out if the water, she felt anxious, like she was being watched.
Celestia saw an echo flower, she trotted up to it, looking around once more, she nudged the blue plant. What it said made her heart froze.
The room was no longer dark. The alicorn quickly turned around to see the familiar armoured figure. "Undyne"
*Clunk clunk clunk clunk*
"....... Seven" The armoured figure spoke "Seven pony SOULs. With the power of seven pony SOULs, our king......KingASGOREDreemurr...... will become a god. With that power ASGORE can finally shatter the barrier. He will finally take the surface back from pony kind... And give them back the suffering and pain that we have endured....... Understand pony?" Undyne explained.
Celestia shakily nodded.
"Good, this is your only chance at redemption. Give up your SOUL... Or I'll tear it from your body" Undyne summoned a spear, ready to attack at any moment, "Your choice, pony"
Celestia stopped shaking in fear, she had remembered what her mother said.
"Make sure you do not let them... Asgore...Take your soul. Can you do that for me my child?"
'I'll do for you...mom' Celestia stared at Undyne with DETERMINATION, "I'm not giving up my SOUL, not now! Not ever! I won't let anyone take my SOUL!" A smile appeared on the pony's face 'I will survive! I will! I'll make you proud mom!'
"....You chose poorly..." Undyne rushed towards the pony spear first, it didn't phase her. Celestia was ready for the fight of her life!
"Undyne!!! I'll help you fight!!!"
Celestia was shocked to see M.K standing between her and Undyne. 'How did M.K get here!?'
Meanwhile, M.K looked back and forth between the royal gaurd and the pony. M.K gasped excitedly at Celestia "YO!!!! You did it!!! Undyne is RIGHT infront of you!!! You've got front row seats to her fight!!!" M.K excitedly looked back and forth between Undyne and Celestia. The little monster's excitement faded. "...... wait. Who's she fighting???"
Undyne let out a small but audible groan as she grabbed M.Ks cheek and pulled the little monster away, ignoring M.K's protests.
Celestia stood there, 'Did M.K just, stop the head of the royal guard from fighting me?' The pony smiled, she had gained a new respect for the monster. She trotted forward to see another pathway she had missed, she continued onwards.
The area had more echo flowers than the filly had ever seen! Celestia saw the pathway littered with them. She decided to nudged the ones on the pathway.
"......hmm.... if I say my wish... You promise you won't laugh at me?"
"Of course I won't laugh!"
"Someday, I'd like to climb up this mountain we're all buried under. Standing under the sky, looking at the world all around... That's my wish"
"Hahaha! Heheheheheheh! ......hey, you said you wouldn't laugh at it!"
"Sorry, it's just funny... That's my wish, too"
Celestia couldn't help but squee, it was adorable. She looked up from the flowers to see one more written sigh on the wall. She quickly read on.
However.... There is a prophecy. An angle of light.... The one who has seen the sun and surface... They will return. And the underground will go empty.
Celestia was certain that this was the last of the written history. She was about to walk off, until she heard whispering.
From behind her...
Celestia quickly looked back at the pathway of flowers. There was a splash off water next to an echo flower. She slowly trotted to that echo flower and nudged it once more. What it said, surprised her greatly.
It Sounded like Toriel.
"Did I make the right decision...? I surely hope my child is alright..."
Suddenly, the voiced changed to another familiar voice, but the voice was of one Celestia loathed.
"Hee hee hee. THAT'S not true. She'll find another kid, and instantly forget about you. You'll NEVER see her again"
Celestia scowled "We both know that's not true! Quit lying to yourself! And STOP following me!" She shouted across the room, thinking he got the message. She trotted out of the room, 'I will see her again. We'll both get to see the sun...together'
The filly found herself on a bridge, a narrow one. She walked forward with no hesitation. Until she heard a voice which made her stop before She could reach the end of the bridge.
"Yo!" M.K yelled, getting Celestia's attention.
"M.K! What are you doing here?"
M.K slowly walked towards the pony "Yo, I know I'm not supose to be here, but... I wanna ask you something"
"Ok, sure. What do you want to know?"
M.K hesitated, "...Man, I've never had to ask anyone this before... Umm... Yo, you're a pony, right?"
Celestia sheepishly smiled "Y-yeah... I'm a pony"
M.K laughed awkwardly "Man! I knew it! .....well, I know it now... I mean... Undyne told me, um, 'stay away from that pony'. So, like, um... I guess that makes us enemies or something"
Celestia's brows furrowed, "No it doesn't. Just because I'm a pony doesn't mean I hate you, or Undyne, or any monster"
"Yo, what? So I have to hate you?" M.K asked reluctantly.
Celestia shook her head, "No. We don't have to hate each other"
"B-but Undyne said-"
"Who cares what Undyne says!" Celestia yelled sternly, "I'm still going to be friends with you, no matter what" Celestia smiled at M.K kindly.
"Man I...I'm such a turd. Thanks Celestia. I'm...I'm gonna go home now" M.K quickly ran away from the alicorn, until the monster stumbled, and fell off the bridge and grabbed a stone pillar. "Y-yo! H-help! I tripped" M.K held on for dear life.
*Clunk clunk clunk*
Celestia looked at Undyne, who had just walked forward. But the filly wasn't scared of her anymore. She looked at M.K "Don't worry! I'll help you out!" Celestia quickly lifted up M.K and put the monster back on the bridge. "Are you okay?"
"Yooooo, that was so cool! Can you do that again!?"
M.K's eyes shrunk, the monster turned around and saw Undyne. M.K stood fiercely standing infront of the pony "Y...y....yo...dude.... If y-you wanna hurt my friend... You're gonna have to get through me first!"
Undyne slowly stepped back, then she walked away.
"She's gone..." M.K couldn't believe it, but Celestia did.
"Yeah! Way to go M.K! You stood up for me, I don't know how to repay you" Celestia smiled happily.
M.K looked shocked "R-repay me!? But, you saved my skin. I should be repaying you, you're a good friend"
"You are too" Celestia gave M.K a small hug "Hey, didn't you say something about going home?"
"O-Oh right. Man, thanks again, I'll see ya around!" M.K walked away.
Celestia smiled happily as she went onwards.
'Hmm...this place looks bigger than the rest of the cavern' The pony thought as she walked, she saw a giant rocky mountain with an entrance below. 'That must be the way to Hotland'. She trotted until she was at the entrance. Her eyes widened, she saw someone on the top of the mountain.
She was facing forward, so Celestia couldn't see her front.
"Seven. Seven pony SOULs, and King ASGORE will become a god" Undyne explained once more.
Celestia rolled her eyes 'Can she get to the point? I've already heard this'
"Six. That's how many we've collected thus far" The pony's eyes widened, Undyne looked directly at her. "Looks like you already understand. With your seventh and final SOUL, this world will be transformed. First, however, as is customary for those who make it this far... I shall tell you the tragic tale of our people. It all started long ago..."
Celestia waited for the story, but there was no response. 'What's the holdup?'
".....No.... You know what?"
(A/N Que NNGGGAAAHHH! music)
"SCREW IT! WHY SHOULD I TELL THAT STORY! WHEN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE!?! NGGGAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!"
A flash of brightness appeared, Celestia used her wings to cover her eyes. When the light was gone, she looked up at Undyne again. Only to see her helmet off, revelling a female fish face. Celestia stared at her face 'She's a fish!? The head of the royal guards a fish!?!'
Undyne pointed fiercely at the pony "YOU! You're standing in the way of everybody's hopes and dreams! Alphys's history books made me think ponies were cool... With their giant swords and flowerey swords mares. BUT YOU? You're just a coward! A fake! I bet you're not even a supernatural princess! Your just pretending to be one!"
"And let's not forget your wimpy goody-two-shoes schtick! Oooh! I'm making such a difference by hugging random strangers! You know what would be more valuable to everyone? IF YOU WERE DEAD!!! That's right pony! Your continued existence is a crime! Your life is all that stands between us and our freedom! Right now, I can feel everyone's hearts pounding together! Everyone's been waiting their whole lives for this moment! But we're not nervous at all! When everyone's hearts are put together, they can't lose! Now pony! Let's end this right here, right now. I'll show you how determined monsters can be! Step forward when you're ready! Fuhuhuhuhu!" Undyne yelled proudly.
Celestia firmly stood up 'How am I suppose to spare fish lady!? I have to get to Hotla-' Celestia slowly realised something "She's a fish, and Hotland is just straight forward" Celestia smirked. The wind was howling, the alicorn's mane blowed in the wind.
The pony took a step forward, staring at Undyne with DETERMINATION, "I'm ready Undyne! Give me all you got!" Celestia's white heart appeared.
Undyne grinned widely "That's it, then... No more running away! HERE I COME!!!!!!!" Undyne lunged at Celestia with her spear.
Celestia looked at her now green heart 'What the?' She tried to move it, but it didn't work. She tried to move herself, and all she could do was turn. "Ehh? What did you do?"
Undyne laughed at Celestia "As long as you're GREEN you CAN'T ESCAPE! Unless you learn to face danger head-on... You won't last a SECOND against ME!"
Three small green spears went towards Celestia, since she couldn't move, the alicorn used a shield spell. It somehow worked, but the pony also heard *ding*s when the spears hit her shield.
"Not bad! Then how about THIS!?"
Celestia saw little arrows around of her SOUL, as well as small green spears around her. She used a shield spell on the closest green spear while looking at the green heart. A little shield appeared near the SOUL to block the attack. When the arrow hit the little shield it created a 'ding' sound.
The alicorn put two and two together.
She turned and protected herself from the spears with her shield spell while the little shield protected the hearts from the arrows. Celestia smiled "That all you got!?"
Undyne flashed a menacing smile. The green spears moved faster, "For years, we've dreamed of a happy ending... And now, sunlight is just within our reach! I won't let you snatch it away from us!"
The spears went faster, Celestia protected herself easily, "I'm thinking you're just going easy on me"
Undyne was getting a bit ticked off. "NNGGGAAAAHHH! That's enough warming up!"
The green spears became faster Celestia barely managed to protect herself. Undyne swiped the pony's heart once again, the SOUL returned to its pale form. The spears came towards the SOUL, Celestia dodged them all.
Undyne towered threateningly "Heh.... You're tough! But even if you could beat me... No pony has EVER made it past ASGORE!"
Undyne summoned spears to strike the white heart, the pony dodged most of them. Celestia was about to execute her plan until Undyne swiped her spear and changed the colour of her SOUL. Celestia frowned 'Dang it! I wasn't fast enough!'
Undyne draws her finger across her neck. Celestia shivered, but stayed determined.
"Honestly, killing you now is an act of mercy! ..... So STOP being so damn resilient!" Undyne unleashed a barrage of spears, Celestia was getting worried about how hard things were getting, but still stayed determined.
Undyne glared at Celestia "What the hell are ponies made out of!?"
Celestia smirked "Marshmallows and Magic"
Undyne looked furious, she was so angry she surplexed a large boulder. She quickly summoned an army of spears, Celestia protected herself from them. "Anyone else would be DEAD by now! Alphys told me ponies were determined... I see now what she meant by that! But I'm determined too!!!" Spears came all around and one new yellow spear appeared.
Celestia didn't know the yellow spear did and got hit. 'Ok, yellow spears go the opposite direction. Noted...' She used her satchel and healed up.
"I'm determined to end this RIGHT NOW!" Spears came to attack, Celestia protected herself once more, still holding that determined stare. Undyne was getting impatient, "... RIGHT NOW!!!" More spears, nothing hit the pony "........RIGHT.........NOW!!!" A huge amount of spears came Celestia's way, she once again, protected herself.
Celestial as also getting a bit impaicent. 'Come on.... Come on.... Make my SOUL white again!'
"...ha...ha..... NNGGGAAAAHHH!!!! DIE ALREADY YOU LITTLE BRAT!!! I WILL NEVER TAKE MERCY FROM THE LIKES OF YOU!!! YOU! WILL! NEVER! SPARE! ME!" Undyne snapped as she unleashed a load of yellow spears around the pony, she barely dodged any of them. Undyne swiped her spear through Celestia's SOUL. It returned to its original colour.
The pony smiled, now's her chance.
Celestia collapsed, breathing heavily.
Undyne darted her eyes around to see if it was a prank. "Huh.......ha haha... FUHUHUHUH!!! You put up a fight, pony! But you have been defeated! Any last words?" Undyne walked towards the alicorn and raised her spear.
Celestia looked up at her with a smile that would make Sans proud. "Meep meep"
Undyne raised a brow "what?"
Before the guard could blink. Celestia's SOUL zoomed back into her chest as she used her horn to create a blinding light.
Undyne shielded her eyes "UUUGGGHHH" When the light had faded, the pony was no where to be found. "What the...? WHERE DID YOU GO!?!"
Undyne violently spun her head to see the alicorn, waving at her.
"Better hurry up and catch me fishy~" Celestia stuck her tongue out and ran off.
Undyne snapped, "GET BACK HERE YOU DAMN PUNK!!!!" The royal guard quickly ran after her.
Celestia smiled "Heheheh, I can't believe that worked! Hahahahehe Her face hehe"
"COME BACK HERE!!!" Undyne yelled.
Celestia turned around to see Undyne catching up quicker than expected 'Woah she's fast. But she can't teleport' Celestia quickly teleported father away.
Undyne got even more mad. "NNNGGGGAAAAHHHH!!! YOU DAMN SUPERNATURAL PRINCESS PONY!!!"
Celestia raised a brow while still smiling 'I swear she's just making up nonsense now'
They both ran until Celestia saw a sigh.
"WELCOME TO HOTLANDS"
'Finally' Celestia teleported farther away from Undyne.
The landscape was much more bigger and filled with lava. Celestia could see Sans taking a nap. The pony ran right past him "Hi uncle!~ Bye uncle!~"
"Z Z Z ...hey tia...Z Z Z"
Undyne had caught up and was exhausted from both her own anger and the lava. "YOU DAMN WEASEL!" Undyne walked up.
Celestia smirked "I'm not a weasel, I'm a pony. I thought at lest you knew about this" The pony could see Sans smirking.
Celestial ran onwards as did Undyne.
Undyne began to slow down, Celestia turned around to see Undyne panting. The filly's plan had worked perfectly.
"Armour....so.....hot...... But I can't......Give...... up......." Undyne took a few more steps, then collapsed.
Celestia's plan didn't involve this. The pony looked at Undyne "Undyne?....oh no..." Celestia just wanted to tire her out, not kill her by heatstroke! She looked around frantically, there was luckily a water cooler right next to them.
Celestia took a cup of water and poured it onto Undynes face. 'Don't be dead don't be dead don't be dead don't be dead-'
Undyne stirred a bit, then got up.
The alicorn let out a huge sigh of relief "Thank goddness, I thought I almost killed you, I would never forgive myself if that happened" Celestia realised who she was talking to, and sheepishly smiled.
Undyne looked at her in confusion, and concern. She walked away, leaving a confused Celestia.
"She...didn't kill me?" Celestia looked at where Undyne laid, she then looked at the water cooler 'I guess she forgives me' The alicorn took a cup of water and drank it down. Running from an angry fish warrior really makes you thirsty.
Celestia picked up the phone, a familiar voice was heard.
"HEY! WHAT'S UP!?" Papyrus greeted from the phone.
Celestia smiled "Hi Papy! Is there something you wanna talk about?"
"WELL, I WAS JUST THINKING... YOU, ME, AND UNDYNE SHOULD ALL HANG OUT SOMETIME!"
"Ok, sounds cool, I'll see you soon"
"GREAT! I THINK YOU WOULD MAKE GREAT PALS. LET'S MEET UP AT HER HOUSE LATER!"
Celestia let out a deep breath she took another cup of water and drank it all down. She smirked "Get ready Undyne...
After being given directions to the head of the royal guard's house, the alicorn teleported next to Blook acres. "Okay, Papy said it was just to the left... There it is!" Celestia walked to the pathway that led to Undyne's house.
There, Celestial spotted Papyrus infront of an angry looking fish house. The filly gasped happily "Papy!" She teleported on top of the tall skeleton's head, "Surprise hug attack!" Celestia hugged his skull.
"NYEH HEH HEH! IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU TO PONY!" Papyrus lifted the filly off his skull and back of the ground, "SO, ARE YOU READY TO HANG OUT WITH UNDYNE? I HAVE A PLAN TO MAKE YOU TWO GREAT FRIENDS!"
"Heck yeah I'm ready to hang out!" Celestia grinned wickedly, this was going to be fun.
"OKAY! STAND BEHIND ME!" The pony did so. Papyrus turned his head "PSST. MAKE SURE TO GIVE HER THIS!" The skeleton whispered loudly as he showed the alicorn a bone wrapped up "SHE LOVES THESE!"
Celestia lifted the boney present and put it in her satchel "Thanks Papy" She whispered.
Papyrus knocked on the door. The door opened, revealing Undyne without her armour. "Hi, Papyrus!"
Celestia looked at the rest of Undyne's form 'She's skinnier than I imagined. How does she wear that giant armour?'
"Ready for your extra-private, one-on-one training?" Undyne confidently asked.
"YOU BET I AM! AND I BROUGHT A FRIEND!" Papyrus walked to the right to reveal Celestia.
"Hi, I don't think we've..." The fish monster interrupted herself when she saw the alicorn standing there. Celestia could she her almost about to snap. Undyne looked at Papyrus, all he gave her was a blank stare. Undyne fake smiled, trying to keep her cool "Why don't. You two. Come in?"
"NYEH HEH HEH" Papyrus wiped his boots on the rug.
Celestia grinned and went in, 'This is going to be ssooo much fun'.
After they walked in Papyrus spoke up "HERE, UNDYNE. MY FRIEND BROUGHT A GIFT FOR YOU, ON HER OWN!"
Celestia quickly lifted up the boney present for Undyne to grab. Said monster slowly grabbed it "Uuuuhhhh.... Thanks. I'll, uh, put it with the others." She walked to a drawer and plopped it in. "So are we ready to start?"
"WHOOPSIE DOOPSIE! I JUST REMEMBERED! I HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!! YOU TWO HAVE FUN!!!" Papyrus proceeded to jump out the window.
Celestia laughed like a mad mare "HEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHEH! Oh my- Hahehehehehe"
Undyne's brows furrowed "Why are you laughing!?"
"Heheh it's just that- hahaha - I'm just imagining -heheheh- that this is what Papy would always do if he had to go to the bathroom" The pony explained.
Undyne 'hmpf' and put her hand to her hip "But why are YOU here? To rub your victory in my face? IS THAT IT!?"
"No, not at all" Celestia reassured her.
"Then why are you here?" Undyne widened her eye in realisation, "Wait, I get it. You think I'm gonna be friends with you, huh? Right???"
"Uh, yeah.. I mean... Yeah..." The pony poker faced. 'Is she going to snap again?'
"Really? How delightful!! I accept!" Undyne said with sarcasm as big as a mountain. "Let's all frolick in the fields of friendship! .... NOT!"
Celestia gave her a deadpan look 'Did you really have to say it like that?'
Undyne ignored the stare "Why would I EVER be friends with YOU!? If you weren't my house guest, I'd beat you up right now! You're the enemy of everyone's hopes and dreams! I WILL NEVER BE YOUR FRIEND! Now get out of my house!" The royal guard yelled as she pointed at the door.
Suddenly Papyrus appeared from out the window. "DANG! WHAT A SHAME... I THOUGHT UNDYNE COULD BE FRIENDS WITH YOU. BUT I GUESS... I OVERESTIMATED HER. SHE'S JUST NOT UP TO THE CHALLENGE." The skeleton explained.
"CHALLENGE!? What!? Papyrus! Wait a second...! Darnit!" Undyne protested, but the skeleton was gone.
Celestia smirked 'Papy, you clever cinnamon roll' The pony realised it was a trick to get Undyne to be her friend.
"He thinks that I can't be friends with YOU!? Fuhuhu! What a joke! I could make friends with a wimpy loser like you any day! I'll show him!" Undyne boasted.
Meanwhile Celestia thought about what she just said about her 'Wimpy loser? Wimpy. Loser!? Ohhhh... I'm gonna love pranking the hell out of you now!'
"Listen up, pony! We're not just going to be friends. We're going to be..." Undyne posed like a valley girl "BESTIES. I'll make you like me so much... You won't be able to think about anyone else!!!" The fish monster laughed maniacally "It's the PERFECT REVENGE!!!"
"Why don't you have a seat?"
Celestia smiled "Sure.. But right after I check out this place. You got some interesting stuff" The alicorn looked at the massive sword.
"Ponies suck, but their history... kinda rules. Case in point: this giant sword! Historically, ponies wielded swords up to 10x their size. Right!?" Undyne asked.
"Um... I don't know about that..." The alicorn Answered honestly.
"Are you kidding me!? Come on! I've READ Alphys's pony history book collection. I know ALL about your giant swords and supernatural princesses. Heck, you even ARE one! Or are just a faker!?"
"Undyne... I seriously don't know what you're talking about. What do you mean by supernatural princesses?" The alicorn asked Undyne.
"OH MY- Wait right there! I'll be back!" Undyne rushed to the another room, she came out with some books, she plopped them on the table so the pony could see. "Look! See that one with the wings and horn!? That's a supernatural, magical pony princess"
Celestia took a good look a the illustration, 'I don't remember history books being in colour and have barely any facts in them' But she did wonder why the pony with wings and horn was called a 'supernatural' princess. "Okay, I believe you"
Undone fist pumped "Hell yeah! Our first bonding moment together. We're one step closer to becoming besties!"
Celestia couldn't help but smile at Undyne's antics. "So, should I put these, 'history' books, back in that room?"
"What you wanna go see my room? TOO BAD! No nerds allowed! ....well, maybe some nerds... I'll just put these back later"
Celestia raised a brow, ' 'Some nerds?' I smell romance~' The pony decided to leave it at that and check out the drawer of bones.
What she found was a dog, winking. Celestia used her hoof to cover her laugher.
She trotted over to the piano, "You have a piano, why does it smell like grapes?"
"Well, one time Alphys's... uh, friend??? Came over here. All he did was lie seductively on the piano... And feed himself grapes. I don't really like that guy. But I admire his lifestyle" Undyne explained.
"Heheh, it does sound like his lifestyle is, pretty juicy" Celestia joked, what made it funnier was Undyne's expression. It was pure gold to the pony.
She trotted over to the fridge, it was strangely warm. "Hey Undyne, what's with this fridge? It's not cold"
Undyne saw the filly's confused face, she explained what it was "I hate cold food. So Alphys fixed it up my fridge so it heats up food instead. Hot fridge... The world's greatest invention!"
"I see... But did you really need two?" Celestia asked while grinning.
"What do mean!? I only have one hot fridge" Undyne exclaimed
"What about the oven?" Celestia barely holded in the laughter.
Undyne took a second to realise what she meant, she then groaned loudly "That's not a joke! Not even a bad one!!!
"Your expression say otherwise~" Celestia chuckled and finally sat down on the seat. Ready to continue.
"Comfortable?" The pony nodded, "I'll get you something to drink" Undyne walked to the fridge and placed some teaboxes, a soda bottle, a container of hot chocolate, and some sugar, all of the kitchen bench. "All set, what would like?"
Celestia was about to hop off the seat, but Undyne threw a spear to try and stop her. The giant spear broke the table and the 'history' books went all over the place. "HEY!!! DON'T GET UP!!! YOU'RE THE GUEST!! SIT DOWN AND ENJOY YOURSELF!!!"
Celestia gave Undyne an 'Are you f#%king kidding me' look.
Undyne somehow sweat dropped "..um, why not just point to what you want? You can use the spear!" She gave out an awkward laugh.
Celestia knew Undyne was trying her best to become friends with her, she was just a bit, aggressive. The alicorn gave her a pity smile and lifted up the spear. "Hmm.... Tea looks nice" The alicorn pointed at the teaboxes.
"Sure, which one?"
"The one on the top please"
"Ok, coming right up! Undyne got the tea box on top, and put a tea bag in a tea pot, she added some sugar, filled the pot with water and put iron the stove to boil. "It'll take a moment for the water to boil"
As they waited Celestia thought of something 'She's really trying to be best friends with me... I guess I can make this more easy for her'
"Okay its all done!" Undone grabbed the teapot and poured the contents into a cup. "Here we are"
Celestia lifted the cup out of the monster's hands, "Thanks for the tea"
"Careful, it's hot" Undyne said as she sat down on the other side of the table.
Celestia was wondering how hot it actually was. She blowed on the tea, trying to cool it down.
"It's not THAT hot!! Just drink it already!" The fish monster yelled.
Celestia took a quick sip of the tea, it's burning, Celestia got the tip of her tongue burned. "It's weally hot, but it's prethy good!"
Undyne smirked "Of course it is! Nothing but the best for my ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS FRIEND!!"
They both sat in silence for a bit, besides the pony taking a sip of the tea every now and then.
Undyne broke the ice "Hey... You know... It's kinda strange you chose THAT tea. Golden flower tea... That's ASGORE's favourite kind. Actually, now that I think about it... You kinda remind me of him. You're both TOTAL weenies!!! .....sort of"
Undyne looked at Celestia "Y'know, I was a pretty hotheaded kid. Once, to prove I was the strongest, I tried to fight ASGORE. Emphasis on TRIED. I couldn't land a single blow on him! And worse, the whole time, he refused to fight back! I was so humiliated... Afterwards, he apologised and said something goofy... 'Excuse me, do you want to know how to beat me?'"
Celestia giggled at that statement, "Oh, sorry, continue"
"I said yes, and from then on, he trained me. One day, during practice, I finally knocked him down. I felt...bad. But he was beaming... I've never seen someone more proud about getting their butt kicked. Anyway, long story short, he kept training me... And now I'm the head of the Royal Guard! So I'm the one who get to train dorks to fight! ....like, uh, Papyrus" Undyne explained.
Celestia glared "Papyrus is not a dork! He's my cinnamon roll~!"
Undyne raised a non-existent brow "Your cinnamon roll?"
Celestia sweat dropped "Did I say that!? I meant 'a' cinnamon roll not 'my' cinnamon roll! Heheheh...."
"Sssuuurree you did" Undyne said unconvinced "Well, your actually are right about that. He's just, well... It's not that he's too weak. He's actually pretty freakin tough! It's just that..."
"He's too pure and innocent" Celestial finished Undyne's statement.
"Well, yeah! He was SUPOSE to capture you...and he ended up being FRIENDS with you instead! I could NEVER send him into battle! He'd get ripped into little smiling shreds"
'That won't happen, I won't let it happen' The filly thought while Undyne was talking.
"That's part of why... I started teaching him how to cook, you know? So, um, maybe he can do something else with his life"
"Oh, sorry, I was talking for so long... You're out of tea, aren't you?"
Celestia looked at the cup, it had no more tea in it. "I didn't even know it was gone"
"Don't worry, I'll get you some more" Undyne got out of her seat and walked to the kitchen, she stopped halfway there. "Wait a second. Papyrus... His cooking lesson.... HE WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW!!! And if HE's not here to have it..." Undyne flashed the pony a menacing smile. "YOU'LL HAVE TO HAVE IT FOR HIM!!!"
(A/N que NNGGGAAAHHHH!)
Undone leaped onto the kitchen bench and knocked over everything on said bench. "That's right!!! NOTHING has brought Papyrus and I closer than cooking! Which means that if I give you his lesson... WE'LL BECOME CLOSER THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE!!! Fuhuhuhu! Afraid!? We're gonna be BESTIES!!!"
Celestia stared at Undyne with DETERMINATION. "Let's do this!" Though, Celestia wanted to do this for another reason.
"OK!!!" Undyne quickly leaped to Celestia and, to the alicorns suprise, grabbed her neck and jumped back to the kitchen. "Lets start with the sauce!!" The fish monster stomped one foot, tomatoes and other vegetables came down from the ceiling. "Envision these vegetables as your greatest enemy! Now!! Pound them to dust with your hooves!!"
Celestia instead pet the vegetables in a affectionate manner, Undyne looked like she was gonna lose it. The pony smiled wickedly at Undyne, "What, you mad?" 'This is for grabbing my neck without warning'.
"OH MY GOD!!! STOP PETTING THE ENEMY!!! I'll show you how it's done! NNNGGGAAAHHH!" Undyne uppercut the veggies. Tomato juice spattered everywhere. "Uuh, we'll just scrape this into a bowl later. But for NOW!" Undyne stomped the floor again. A metal pot and spaghetti noddles came from the ceiling.
'Why are these things taped to the ceiling?!'
"....we add the noddles! Homemade noddles are the best! BUT I JUST BUY STORE-BRAND! THEY'RE THE CHEAPEST!!! NGAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Uh, just put them in the pot"
The alicorn lifted each individual nodal out of the box and into the pot. "How's that!?" Celestia said proudly.
"YEAH!!! I'M INTO IT!!! Alright! Now it's time to stir the pasta! As a general rule of thumb, the more you stir... THE BETTER IT IS! Ready!?"
"Let's do it!" Celestia used her magic to make the wooden spoon stir the pasta.
"Stir harder!" The pony stirred harder, "HARDER!" Celestia kicked it up a notch, "HARDER!!!!!!!!" The alicorn gave it all she got.
"Urg! Let me do it!" Undyne summoned a giant spear and smashed the pot. "Fuhuhuhu! That's the stuff! Alright, now for the final step: TURN UP THE HEAT! Let the flames symbolise your passion! Let your hopes and dreams turn into burning fire! READY!? Don't hold anything back!"
Celestia grinned widely and use a fire spell, fire started under the pot. 'Heh, all this cooking is making me feel exhausted..."
The alicorn's eye widened 'Oh no... Not now! Hold it back! Hold it back!' Celestia's eyes went pure white, a bonfire erupted from the spell.
"Wait, that's too-"
The house was completely burnt and in shambles, Celestia felt immeasurable amounts of guilt. 'But I held it in. Am I that strong?'
Undyne looked at Celestia, but to the pony's surprise, she wasn't angry. "Ah, Man, no wonder Papyrus sucks at cooking." Undyne awkwardly joked. "So what's next? Scrapbooking? Friendship bracelets?" Undyne sighed "...Ugh, who am I kidding. I really screwed this up, didn't I?"
"No, it wasn't entirely your fault. I'm the one to blame for the fire" Celestia reassured her.
"What this? It's fine, I told you to not hold anything back... Guess I should've known this would've happen. And I can't force you to like me, pony. Some people just don't get along with each other. I understand if you feel that way about me. And if we can't be friends. That's okay..."
Celestia was about to say that she still like her as a friend, but Undyne looked at her with a menacing glare. "Because that means... I CAN DESTROY YOU WITHOUT REGRET!!!" Undyne zoomed over and picked up the spear.
Celestia's SOUL jumped out.
"I've been defeated... My house is in shambles... I even failed to befriend you. That's it. I don't care if your my guest anymore. One final rematch! All out on both sides!!! IT'S THE ONLY WAY I CAN REGAIN MY LOST PRIDE!!!! NOW COME ON!!! HIT ME WITH ALL YOU'VE GOT! NNGGGAAAAHHHH!!!"
Celestia stood there processing what had just happened. 'I can't fight her... My magic... It's been storing up so long that if I even try to zap her, it'll destroy her. What do I do?!' Celestia thought of an idea, so crazy it just might work, 'I'll unleash all my magic! But not on her... Just around her! A fake attack!' Celestia stared at Undyne with DETERMINATION. "Here I come...I'm not holding back"
"GREAT! SHOW ME-" Celestia teleported right near Undyne's face. She swung her spear, but hit nothing. "WHAT THE!?"
Undyne turned around to see Celestia charging up a massive fire ball. Before she could blink, the alicorn unleashed a fiery hell.
Undyne was barely damaged, her mental state, was another story...
"What. That's the best you can manage? Even attacking at full force... You just can't muster any intent to hurt me, huh?"
Celestia panted, that magic attack really drained her, "*Puff* Well, *wheeze* I think the evidence, *huff* is behind you..."
Undyne turned around, she couldn't believe what see saw. A giant burnt tunnel, with an Undyne shaped wall in the middle. Undyne turned to face Celestia, "Heh, you know what?" Undyne dropped her spear, "I don't actually want to hurt you either. At first, I hated your stupid saccharine schtick, but... The way you attack me right now, it... Reminded me of someone I use to train with. Now I know you're not just some wimpy loser." Undyne grinned widely at the pony, "You're a wimpy loser with a big heart! Just like him..."
"Hey! We both know I'm not wimpy! I just created a giant cavern behind you! I'm pretty sure that takes skill!" The alicorn pouted.
Undyne chuckled "Yeah... I'll give you credit. You're MUCH more stronger than the magical princesses in the books" Undyne sighed "Look, pony. It seems like you and ASGORE are faded to fight. But knowing him... He probably doesn't want to. Talk to him. I'm sure you can persuade him to let you go home. Eventually, some mean pony will fall down here... And I'll take THEIR SOUL instead. That makes sense right?"
Celestia smiled "Right" They both laughed.
"Oh, and if you DO hurt ASGORE... I'll take the pony SOULs... Cross the barrier... And BEAT the hell out of you! That's what friends are for, right?"
Celestia sweat dropped and sheepishly smiled "Heheh right."
"Now let's get the hell out of this flaming house!"
From the outside, it looked like the fish house was crying. It kinda made Celestia feel sorry for it.
"Well, that was fun, huh? We'll have to hang out another time...! But, uh, somewhere else I guess... In the meantime, I guess I'll go hang out with Papyrus. So if you need me, drop by Snowdin, OK!? OH! And if you ever need help... just give Papyrus a ring, OK? Since we're in the same spot, I'll be able to talk too!" Undyne happily explained.
"Ok, got it! When you see Papy, tell him I said hi"
"Got it. Well, see ya later punk!" Undyne began to walk off. Until the pony stopped her.
"Wait! I almost forgot... If you see uncle Sans, tell him he owes me one! He'll understand!"
"Uh, ok! Bye punk!" Undyne walked out of sight.
'Well, better get going back to Hotland. I wonder if that Alphys person is there. I'm gonna have soo much fun teasing her about Undyne~'
The pony teleported to where her quest had left off, she felt a bit uncomfortable in the heat. 'Why does it have to be so hot? ... I'll just forget I thought about that'.
Celestia trotted forwards, she saw two monsters in black armour, and a strange laboratory. The pony walked up to the guards, one of them said that Undyne had put them on watch for any ponies. Celestia then poker faced out of the conversation.
She looked at the giant laboratory, 'Huh? Maybe this is where that doctor lives' She walked inside.
The lab was air-conditioned much to the filly's delight, the downside was that the room was dimly lit. Celestia walked around, she saw herself, on a giant screen? 'Hold up' she look at the screen, it showed the back of her head. Celestia tried to locate the camera, but failed.
'Okay, I'm on a screen....Has someone been watching me!?' Celestia felt discomfort and walked around some more.
A figure appeared from another room. Celestia was slightly anxious of what was to come.
The lights went back on, and Celestia could now see the monster in full view. It was a yellow lizard monster, just a bit taller than her, with a white lab coat.
Celestia decided to greet herself, "Um...hi?"
"What!?" The lizard monster swung her head to see the pony. "Oh. My god" She was into a panic attack. "I didn't expect you to show up so soon! I haven't showered, I'm barely dressed, it's all messy, And, and...." She turned to see the alicorn again.
She squealed loudly. "Oh my gosh! I can't believe I finally get to see you in person! You look so much like the princesses! Sure the wings and horn are a bit below average size, but still! EEEEEEEEEEEE!" The monster fangirled, getting a bit too close for comfort.
"Uh... You're sort of in my personal bubble here" Celestia said, very uncomfortable.
The lizard back off "Oh. Uh... Heheh, s-sorry about that. G-guess I got carried away" The monster sheepishly smiled "I'm Dr. Alphys. I'm ASGORE's Royal scientist! B-b-but, aahhhh, I'm not one of the 'bad guys'!" Alphys reassured.
"So, you're Alphys? The doctor of this place?" Alphys nodded, Celestia smiled, "I'm Celestia" 'I can't believe Undyne's crush is Alphys, maybe she's also crushing on Undyne? Oh that'd be so cute~'
"Oh I-I already know who you are. Actually, since you left the RUINS, I've, um......been 'observing' your journey through my console" The doctor awkwardly laughed. "Your fights.... Your friendships... Everything! I'm also kinda shipping you with that skeleton" Luckily, Celestia didn't hear that last part.
'Well, that doesn't spell 'stalker' in big bold letters...Nah, I'm being to mean to her. I'll give some slack'
"I was originally going to stop you, but... Watching someone on screen really makes you root for them. S-so, aahhh, now I want to help you! Using my knowledge, I can easily guide you through Hotland! I know a way right to ASGORE's castle, no problem!" Alphys happily explained.
Celestia smiled, "OK, where do I go?"
Alphys awkwardly smiled "Well, actually, umm, there's just a tiny issue"
The pony's smile wiped off her face, replaced with a concerning look. "What's the problem?"
Alphys rubbed the back of her neck, "Well, a long time ago, I made a robot named Mettaton. Originally, I built him to be an entertainment robot. Uh, you know, like a robotic TV star or something. Anyway, recently I decided to make him more useful. You know, just some small practical adjustments. Like... Um...." The doctor sweated nervously. "Anti....Anti-pony combat features?"
Celestia stared blankly at her, then pouted. "I thought you said you weren't one off the bad guys!?"
Alphys raised her hands in defence, "I'm not! I'm not! Of c-course, when I saw you coming, I immediately decided... I have to remove those features! Unfortunately, I may have made a tense mistake while doing so. And, um...." Alphys smiled sheepishly, trying and failing to hide her embarrassment, "Now he's an unstoppable killing machine with the thirst for pony blood? Eheheheheheheh...." Alphys laughed nervously. "But, uh, hopefully we won't run into him!"
Celestia quietly groaned, 'You know what? I'm taking that slack back, only because you jinxed it'
The sound echoed through the lab, making the floor shake.
The filly looked around 'Of course the pony-hunting robot shows up right on que' She sighed.
"Did you hear something?" The doctor asked.
"Yep, must be that killing robot" The pony said with no sign of fear. 'When you face a warrior fish, three times your size, in armour, and she wanted you dead, it's kinda hard to be scared of anything else. "Don't worry Alphys, that killer robot's got nothing I can't handle"
*Bang Bang BANG BANG*
Alphys gulped "Are you sure? Because I can think of a few things you may not be prepared for"
The lights went out. It was completely pitch black.
"OOHHH YES!" A new voice came out of nowhere. "WELCOME BEAUTIES...."
A spotlight appeared, it revealed a rectangular shaped robot, with a microphone and a screen showing the letter M in red pixels.
"TO TODAY'S QUIZSHOW!!!"
The room was visible again thanks to the small coloured spotlights shining and spinning around the room. There was also the sign, 'GAME SHOW' above their heads.
"Ok, you were right. Was not prepared for this. I thought you said he was a killer robot!?" Celestia exclaimed to the doctor.
"OH DARLING, THAT'S JUST MY HOBBY! BEING A TV STAR IS FAR MORE INTERESTING! AND I CAN ALREADY TELL IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT SHOW!" Mettaton explained before Alphys could. "EVERYONE GIVE A BIG HAND TO OUR WONDERFUL CELEBRITY CONTESTANT! YOU ALL KNOW HER AS THE UNDERNET VIRAL SENSATION.... THE POP PONY!!!" Mettaton revealed a screen that showed Celestia singing with Shyren.
The alicorn groaned remembering who captured her on video 'Uncle Sans, you still owe me big time'
"WHAT A LOVELY VOICE! NEVER PLAYED BEFORE GORGEOUS?" Celestia slowly shook her head " NO PROBLEM! IT'S SIMPLE! THERE'S ONLY ONE RULE! ANSWER CORRECTLY...."
Optional song is optional. Now stop reading this and read the actual story please
Celestia noticed her soul was inside some sort of holographic screen Mettaton had projected. 'So I have to answer the questions correctly, and I won't get damaged, got it!'
Mettaton spoke up "LET'S START WITH AN EASY ONE!"
Whats the prize for answering correctly?
C:New car D:More questions
'Uuuuuhhhhh...' The filly was tied between D and B, she floated her soul to the D icon. 'Please be right please be right please be right'
"RIGHT!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU GET IT!" Mettaton cheered as sounds of people clapping fill the alicorn's ears. "HERE'S YOUR TERRIFIC PRIZE!!!"
What's the Kings full name?
A:Lord fluffybuns. B:Fuzzy pushover
C:Asgore dreemurr D:Dr friendship
The question was an easy one, Celestia moved her SOUL to the C icon on the screen.
"CORRECT! WHAT A TERRIFIC ANSWER!" Mettaton cheered again. "WELL ENOUGH ABOUT YOU. LET'S TALK ABOUT ME!"
What are robots made of?
A:Hopes and Dreams B:Metal and Magic
C:Snips and Snails D:Sugar and Spice
The answer was obvious thanks to the process of elimination. Celestia moved her heart to the B icon. She couldn't help but feel strange at the C icon for some reason
"TOO EASY FOR YOU HUH??????"
The filly smirked "This quiz is so easy, I can do it with my eyes closed. So you may want to turn up the difficultly" she proudly boasted.
"OH REALLY??? I GUESS I CAN UP THE DIFFICULTY METRE A BIT"
The next question was an indescribable mess of scientific babble.
The pony's eyes twitched 'I take it back I take it back I take it back!'
Celestia's eyes drifted to where the noise came from, it was Alphys. She was behind Mettaton and making a D shape with her hands.
The alicorn's eyes widened in realisation 'Of course, she's a scientist! She knows how to solve scientific babble like this!' She quickly moved her SOUL to the D icon just before the timer could run out.
"WONDERFUL! I'M ASTOUNDED, FOLKS!!"
Celestia gave a quick wink at Alphys, she returned the gesture with a thumbs up.
"DON'T 'COUNT' ON YOUR VICTORY..."
How many flies are in this jar?
The screen showed the question and a jar of constantly moving flies, making it impossible to count them.
Celestia darted for eyes to the doctor 'Alphys, help me'
Alphys looked at the jar, then made a A shape with her hands.
'Got it' Celestia went for the A icon.
"CORRECT! YOU'RE SO LUCKLY TODAY!!!" Mettaton clapped.
'Yeeaaahhh...luckly...' The filly smiled smugly.
"LET'S PLAY A MEMORY GAME!"
What monster is this?
The screen showed half of the monster Froggit. Celestia floated her white heart to the A icon, not noticing Alphys struggling to get her attention.
'Finally an easy-'
"ZZZZZZZIIIIIIAAAAHHH" Celestia screeched as she was shocked by Mettaton.
"BOY, THAT'S EMBARRASSING HUH???" Mettaton exaggerated with a sad tone.
Celestia was still dazed from the electrocution, her mane was shocked so much, that it stopped flowing. The alicorn took notice and stroked her mane violently to get back it's flow. After she succeeded to get her mane back to normal, she glared at Mettaton while pouting. "THAT WASN'T FAIR!!! How could I have known tha- mmmfff!" Celestia was quickly silenced from her rant by Mettaton putting sticky tape over her mouth.
"NOW NOW DARLING, SCREAMING IS AGAINST THE RULES~ HOLD ALL YOUR RANTINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE QUIZ" Mettaton instructed.
Celestia rolled her eyes and use her magic to rip the tape off her face. "Let's get this over with..." She quietly scowled.
"THAT'S THE SPIRT! NOW CAN YOU GET THIS ONE?"
Would you smooch a ghost?
A:Heck Yeah B:Heck Yeah
C:Heck Yeah D:Heck Yeah
Celestia's face went from scowling to flustered, she looked at Alphys for any help, but she was giving Mettaton the classic 'Are you f#%king kidding me?' look.
The pony poker faced and went to the icon with 'Heck yeah'.
"GREAT ANSWER!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!"
'You loved it because it was the ONLY answer' The filly thought in her head.
As the n's increased, so did the numbers for each of the answers. Celestia drifted her eye to Alphys for an answer. Alphys luckily shaped her hands to make a C. The filly went for the C.
"OF COURSE THAT WAS EASY FOR YOU! BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE BIG GUNS!!!"
In the popular TV series; 'My Darling Ponies: Friendship forever' What's Dusk Twinkles favourite food?
Before Celestia could even see the answers, Alphys spoke up. "OH! OH! I KNOW THIS ONE!! IT'S SAPPHIRE CUPCAKES!!!!!!! IN EPISODE THIRTEEN DUSK TWINKLES AND HER FRIENDS GO TO THE BEACH!!!!!! SHE BUYS SAPPHIRE CUPCAKES FOR ALL HER FRIENDS!!! BUT IT'S SAPPHIRE FLAVOUR AND SHE'S THE ONLY ONE THAT WANTS IT!!!!!!! IT'S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PARTS OF THE ENTIRE SHOW BECAUSE IT'S ACTUALLY A POWERFUL message about, friendship...and..." Alphys sweat dropped as Mettaton faced her and Celestia face hoofed. It was at this moment when Alphys knew, she f#%ked up.
"ALPHYS, ALPHYS, ALPHYS" Mettaton said disapprovingly, "YOUR NOT HELPING OUR CELEBRITY GUEST, ARE YOU?" Alphys shook her head and sheepishly smiled. "OOOHHHHHHHH! YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME! I'll ASK A QUESTION...YOU'LL BE SURE TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO"
Who does Dr. Alphas have a crush on?
A:Undyne B:King Asgore
C: The pony D:Don't know
Celestia looked straight at the A answer, 'No way, it has to be' Celestia then looked at Alphys, she was shaking her hands, suggesting to not answer at all. '.....mm... Sorry Alphys, I don't want to be shocked again...' Celestia's SOUL hovered over the A icon.
"SEE ALPHYS, I TOLD YOU IT WAS OBVIOUS. EVEN THE PONY FIGURED IT OUT" Mettaton stated at a completely flustered Alphys.
Celestia felt guilty, 'Hey, at least nothing else can go wrong? Right?'
Meanwhile, at Snowdin...
Papyrus and Undyne, well, mostly Undyne, watched the Game show in anticipation for the answer.
Doododado~ A static noise made to clarify the answer was correct. SEE ALPHYS, I TOLD YOU IT WAS OBVIOUS. EVEN THE PONY FIGURED IT OUT- Mettaton said from the TV screen.
Papyrus looked at Celestia on the TV screen, "HHMM, THAT CONTESTANT LOOKS ALOT LIKE MY PONY FRIEND. HEY UNDYNE-"
Undyne didn't listen to what he said, she was still in shock of to what the answer was.
'Alphys is crushing on me?'
Undyne vibrated intensely, a giant grin plastered on her face.
"-SO WHAT DO YOU THINK UNDYNE? UH... UNDYNE?" Papyrus waved his hand infront of the fish, no reaction.
(Que NGAH! to slowly raise in volume)
Undyne stood up from the couch, then screamed
Undyne was so happy she surplexed the couch, with Papyrus on it.
"WWWAAAHHH!!" Papyrus quickly jumped off the couch and landed with an audible 'oof'. The skeleton quickly turned to face Undyne, who had thrown the couch over to the wall. "UH...UNDYNE? ARE YOU ALRIGHT?"
Undyne's entire body was vibrating intensely, her face was tomato red and the big grin still on her face and her eyes were sparkling.
Undyne ran through the door, surplexing anything and everything in her path. She was on a flustered rampage, that would last until next Saturday.
Undyne left a very confused Papyrus, gawking at the destruction of his front door. ".....WHAT JUST HAPPENED?"
Suddenly there was the sound of a door opening "hey bro, what was that...noise..." Sans looked outside the window to see Undyne surplexing the monster that Celestia nicknamed, 'Fluffle poff'.
"...nope.." Sans quickly shut his bedroom door.
Celestia suddenly felt a chill crawl on her back, '...What was that all about?' She shook it off. 'It's probably nothing'
"WELL, WELL, WELL. WITH DR. ALPHYS HELPING YOU.... THE SHOW HAS NO DRAMATIC TENSON!!! WE CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS!!! BUT. BUT!!! THIS WAS JUST THE PILOT EPISODE!! NEXT UP, MORE DRAMA!!! MORE ROMANCE!!! MORE BLOODSHED!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME DARLINGS...!!!" Mettaton's arms and wheel went inside him, then he shot up like a rocket, literally.
'Finally he's gone... Wait' "I didn't get to rant about that monster question!!! That sly calculator!" Celestia yelled angrily.
"R-really? That's the only thing on your mind right now?" Alphys said with a hint of disbelief.
"Yeah, what's wrong with that?!" Celestia accidentally yelled, letting her anger get the best of her. "Uh... I'm sorry, that was rude. I should be the one apologising because of that last question"
Alphys awkwardly smiled as she blushed heavily "O-oh yeah... Th-that last question. He wasn't s-suppose to ask that one..."
"Hey don't worry, at least it wasn't broadcasted onto live TV...wait... Ok, forget what I said! What I meant was nothing bad could come out of this...hopefully" Celestia 'reassured' her.
Alphys gave a small but confident smile, "Y-yeah, what's the worse that could happen"
Meanwhile at waterfall...
Napstablook was casually taking care of the snail farm. Until he heard the sound of, distance screams. "wh-who's there...?" The ghost drifted to where the screaming was, until.
(Que NGAH! to loudly appear)
Napstablook phased into the cavern, tightly shuting his eyes, hopeing that the screaming would go away. While he was in the wall, he heard another voice.
"UNDYNE!! WAIT UP!! YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOURSELF HURT!!!.......WELL NOT REALLY... BUT YOU COULD ACCIDENTLY HURT OTHERS BY SURPLEXING THEM TOO MUCH!!!" The voice protested.
After awhile, the screams and yelling had faded out, as did the protests. Napstablook phased out of the walls, "....why do i have the feeling celly was behind this...?"
Celestia and Alphys felt chills crawl on their backs, "Did you just feel that chill? Or was it just me?" The filly asked.
"Not just you. I think I-it's because of the air conditioner" Alphys answered.
"Huh. Well, I better get going. I'll see you around" But as Celestia took a few steps towards the door.
Alphys stopped her, "Wait, wait!" Celestia stopped and raised a brow, "L-let me give you my ph-phone number! Th-Then...m-maybe... I could, y'know, help out..."
"That's sounds pretty good! Here" Celestia dug through her satchel to then reveal her phone. "Wow, I haven't used this thing in ages... What're you staring at?"
"Y-your phone... Wh-Where'd you get it!? It's ANCIENT! It doesn't even have texting. W-wait a second, please!" Alphys yanked the phone and went upstairs. Beeps, screwdrivers, and banging sounds were all audible from up stairs, the filly swore she heard a chainsaw sound from up there.
Alphys quickly returned with the alicorns phone, but it looked newer in every way.
"Here, I upgraded it for you! It has items, a keychain, I even made sure you can text magically with ease! I also signed you up for the no. 1 Underground social network!
Celestia's eyes sparkled as she levitated the phone to her face, "Woah, that sounds amazing! You did all of this!?... Wait..." Celestia use her magic to inspected the social site the phone was currently on. "Why's my name 'Sun Angel-Pop Pony~64'?"
Alphys awkwardly laughed "Oops, my fingers must've slipped when writing your username! What I meant was...um....'Cute equine99'?"
"Sure you did" Celestia said unconvinced, but she let it slide, "Anyways, thanks for the new upgrade. I'll be going now, *sigh* into the uncomfortable heat"
Alphys snapped her fingers "Oh! I almost forgot! Wait here just a second, again" Alphys went up stairs once more. But came down quicker with something that caught the alicorn's interest.
Alphys was holding a golden torc, it looked like ancient carvings were engraved into the torc, it also had a little heart-shaped hole in the centre of the torc. "I made this armour in my spare time, it will automatically adjust to make anyone wearing it feel comfortable, gives you great defense from any magical attack. Plus it also has a built in magical air-conditioner, so you'll never feel too hot or cold! So, um... d-do you like it?"
"Like it? I LOVE it!!! It's looks so cool and awesome at the same time!!! Oh Papy is gonna freak when he sees THIS bad boy on me!" Celestia marvelled at the item. She levitated the torc out of Alphys' hands and onto herself. "It fits perfectly!"
Alphys smiled happily, at Celestia's admiration.
"Hey, I should really get going. I'll see you soon?"
"O-oh! Yeah, we'll keep in touch by phone"
With that, Celestia made her way out of the laboratory, and into Hotland.
Celestia enter the harsh unforgiving heat of hotland, and felt absolutely no heat. The filly sighed in relief, 'Goodbye uncomfortable heat, hello...um... cool air? I'll work on that'
The alicorn took a few steps away from the lab, until.
A vibration on the phone called out to Celestia. Said pony lifted phone up and looked for anything new.
ALPHYS updated status. just realised i didn't watch undyne fight the pony v. v
'So I can see what Alphys is thinking about? This must be the perks of social network... Wait, what the heck that?' Celestia inspected the 'v. v' wondering what it meant. 'I don't get it what's this suppose to...ooooohhhhhh...' The filly looked in realisation, 'That's so cool! I wanna try that! How do you make it smile?'
ALPHYS updated status. well I know she's unbeatable i'll just ask her abt it later ^. ^
'Ooohhhh...thanks Alphys, how'd read my mind? Probably with a, mind reader" Celestia snickered at the bad pun she just made.
She slowly trotted onwards but kept close attention on the phone. She check her profile page and looked at her status. 'What should I write...?'
ALPHYS updated her status. for now I gotta call up the pony and guide them =^. ^=
Celestia slowly figured out the '=' marks were shrug symbols, and again, marvelled at the fact stuff like that exists.
'I got to do that stuff to'. She went back to her status page and began to write.
Hi everyone! This is my first time writing one of these, soooo... Yay!
She stopped writing, 'hmm...what symbols should I use? I can't use Alphys' she might think I'm copying...got it!' She wrote two more symbols
Hi everyone! This is my first time writing one of these, soooo... Yay! :)
'Perfect' She continued writing up her status.
Hi everyone! This is my first time writing one of these, soooo... Yay! :) .If you don't know who I am, I'm the pony in the video sing the pop song. Hence the name I guess =^. ^=. Anyways I'm just at Hotland chilling, ;). I'd like to be your friend. Until next time!
As the sound kept repeating, Celestia sweat dropped, 'I have the feeling that I-' "WOAAH!" Celestia felt something moving herself. She looked down to see some sort of horizontal escalator. 'How'd I get here...? Oh right I was walking" She looked back at her phone, which was still beeping with friend requests, 'OK...accept, accept, accept...nope....accept, accept-'
It was like this for most of the time, accepting all of the friend requests and occasionally having Alphys update saying something cute and bizarre or she would call the pony soon, even though she didn't. Celestia also accidently activated strange steam pressure plates that used pressurised steam to move Celestia to another part of the path that would've been unreachable if it weren't for said pressure plates.
The alicorn continued walking and accepting all the requests made by every monster, by now she already had 400 friends and counting.
'Oh, Alphys is finally calling'
"Uh, hi, so the blue lasers... Uhh! I mean, Alphys here! Hi! So, the blue lasers won't hurt you if you don't move!" Alphys awkwardly explained through the phone.
"Blue lasers? What blue..." Celestia stopped looking at the phone and instead looked forward. In front of her, a laser, the laser was orange. "Oh! Those lasers, wait, the one infront of me is orange. What's that mean?"
"O-orange ones, um... Y-you have to be moving and they... Um, they won't um... Move through those ones! ... Uh, bye!"
'Well I guess I have to put down the phone an-'
ALPHYS updated status. OMG I DID IT!!! Claws haven't shook like that since undyne called me to ask about the weather... v. v
Celestial smiled at the post, 'Good for you Alphy~ Wait, there's weather down here?'
ALPHYS updated status. WAIT THERE'S KNOW WEATHER DOWN HERE WHY DID SHE CALL ME
The pony looked at the post and put two and two together for the second time. She then squealed 'It's so cute!... Oh right, puzzles'
Celestia looked at the orange laser infront of her, she rushed past it, no damage was taken. Celestial looked back at the beam 'That was easy' she turned around to see many more, most of them were moving blue lasers. The pony face hoofed 'Of course I jinxed it'.
She carefully manoeuvred halfway through the lasers, then accidentally got damaged by a 2 blue moving laser. She huffed angrily and teleported her way to the end of the laser barrage. 'It isn't cheating if it's completely unfair, which it was'
Celestia noticed a red switch near the lasers, she instinctively switched it. The lasers went off, 'Huh, convenient.... Now where was I' Celestia trotted onwards accepting every friend request.
'Accept, accept, accept, acc- oh hey there's no more request! Finally' the pony gave out a sigh of relief, she had accepted every friend request given to her and now had around 1000s friends. Only 3 of which were actually her friends.
"A-A-Alphys here!!!! So, uh.. Th....the northern door will stay locked until you... S-solve the puzzles on the right and left! I...I think you sh-should g-g-go to the right first!" Alphys hastily instructed.
Celestia nodded in understanding "Got it!"
Celestia looked at the steam plates infront of her, when the middle one was pointing to the right, she quickly jumped on. It blew her to the right side. 'Okay, time to work some puzzling magic!'
ALPHYS updated status. wonder if it would be unfun if I explained the puzzle...
'Hmm...it would be nice if she explained it... And if she could help me find where it is'
Celestia walked forwards to see two monsters laying around, "Um, excuse me. Are there any puzzles around here?" The alicorn asked.
One of the monsters turned to face her, "...It's just over there, in the next room" he hesitated for a moment, "By any chance, are you the actual, Pop pony?"
The question made the other monster turn around to face Celestia. Said pony sweat dropped "Um...yeah. I'm the... Pop pony...what's wrong with that?"
"Oh, nothing. Can we get a pic with you though? It'd be cool to post it online"
The pony smiled "Yeah sure!" She teleported up to both of them "So... Do you have a camera or something?"
"I got one" The second monster gave Celestia a phone. She lift it up.
"Smile for the camera~"
Celestia turned the phone around to see the photo, "Nice"
"Hey, did you know that some TV show called MTT had a cosplayer look like you? I mean, they even got the flowing mane right. That takes some serious special effects" The first monster explained.
Celestia awkwardly laughed "Yeah, 'cosplayer'" Celestia gave them back the phone. "I have to get back to solving puzzles. Bye!" She walked to the northern area.
It was a simple puzzle that was easy enough to solve. Celestia finished it quite quickly and teleported back to the other area. She activated the steam pressure plate to advance to the next puzzle.
Her path was blocked by a single blue laser. 'This is still unfair....maybe if I-?'
"Alphys! Here! Th-that blue laser seems totally impassable! B-b-but! As the Royal scientist I can-"
Celestia teleported from one side of the laser to the other. "You know I teleport through these things, right Alphys?"
"Y-y-yeah! Of c-course I did! It's totally obvious you could do that! B-but I should hack into th-the system to turn o-off the laser so you can...save up your magic...?"
"Yeah, I guess you can do that"
"O-of course I can! That was my plan in the first place! Eheheheheh!"
The blue laser behind her shut off.
"Thanks for the help Alphys!"
'Okay where's the-"
"Oh my goodness!!! You're the Pop pony!" A fiery monster infront of her spoke up. "Can we please have your autograph!"
"Um...I don't have anything to autograph, how about I take a pic with you guys instead?" Celestia suggested taking out her phone.
Celestia walked up next to them, she help the phone up high. "Smile for the camera!"
Celestia once again, turned the phone around to see the picture, "Looks good!"
"Thanks for that, I really appreciate it" The fire monster blushed.
"No problem!" With that said and done, Celestia made her way to the puzzle entrance.
This puzzle was slightly harder for the filly to solve, but Celestia stayed focus and figured it out. She smiled with DETERMINATION, "There, now I can go back too the door" She teleported back to the steam plates.
Celestia waited for the steam plate to point upwards, then activated it as soon as it flickered. She looked at the massive metal door blocking the path to progress.
The metal door slowly opened up. Celestia happily continued forward.
ALPHYS updated status. whatever!!! I'll just explain it!!!
"Uhh...I think...Umm... Hey! About the puzzles on the left and right...! They're a bit difficult to explain but..."
"Oh those puzzles, I already solved them! Don't worry about explaining it" Celestia reassured.
"...oh, you already s-solved them?"
"Yeah, there were pretty easy"
Celestia moved to the next area, by steam plates!. But she was wondering why the ground was so... polka-dotted.
to be continued
Chapter 34: Cooking with a killer robot! (Plus Celestia)
The polka dots lead to a new area, that was pitch black, Celestia couldn't see a thing. She used a light spell, but all she couldn't see more than 2 feet. 'This is ridiculous....maybe Alphys can help'. Celestia dug through her satchel to find her phone, once found, she gave Alphys a ring.
"Alphys, can you see me? Because I can't see anything"
"Well yes, I can see you, it is kinda dark in there. Don't worry! I'll hack into the light system and brighten it up!" Alphys reassured.
In a flash, the room went bright, a bit too bright for Celestia's standards, it took a few seconds for her eyes to adjust. When her vision was clear, she looked around the room. It appeared to be a...kitchen?
"...what the...?" The filly mumbled in confusion.
Suddenly Mettaton zoomed up from above a counter, with a chefs hat. "OHHH YES!!! WELCOME BEAUTIES, TO THE UNDERGROUND'S PREMIER COOKING SHOW!!!"
The sound of sparkles filled the pony's ears. She stood there, still on the phone with Alphys, "....Alphys I'll call you later...I need to get through this first..."
Mettaton seemingly ignored Celestia and continued to monologue, "PRE-HEAT YOUR OVENS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A VERY SPECIAL RECIPE FOR YOU TODAY! WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING....A CAKE!"
Celestia mentally gave out a sigh of relief 'At least this'll be easy to bake'.
"MY LOVEY ASSISTANT HERE WILL GATHER THE INGREDIENTS. EVERYONE GIVE HER A BIG HAND!!!" Mettaton clapped as confetti spiralled down on the alicorn. "SO DARLING, DO YOU KNOW WHAT KEY INGREDIENTS WE NEED TO MAKE THIS DEEE-LICIOUS CAKE?" Mettaton dramatically asked.
"Milk, eggs, and flour. Duh" Celestia said dryly.
"MY MY, WHAT A SMART COOKIE YOU ARE" The robot complimented, "GO FOR IT, SWEETHEART!" Mettaton pointed to the ingredients on the other bench behind them.
Celestia turned around and used her telekinesis to pick up all three items and place them in the middle of the counter. "Ok I did it"
"WONDERFUL! SUCH MASTERFUL COOKING SKILLS MY DARLING ASSISTANT!" Mettaton complimented, "WE'VE GOT ALL THE INGREDIENTS WE NEED TO BAKE A CA-!"
"No we don't" The filly interrupted.
"We still need; vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, butter, cre-"
"LET ME REPHRASE THAT!!!" Mettaton interrupted, slightly ticked off, "WE HAVE ALL THE MAIN INGREDIENTS TO BAKE THE CAKE!!! ...WAIT A MINUTE, I THINK WE'VE MISSED THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT..." Mettaton revealed a chainsaw from out of nowhere. "A PONY SOUL!!!!" Mettaton laughed maniacally as he got slowly closer to the startled pony.
"Wait a minute!" Celestia stopped the robot in his tracks, "I have an important call" Celestia answered the phone with a smirk, "Hello?"
Mettaton appeared annoyed while stuck in the yellow aura, "CAN YOU HURRY IT UP? I'M KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING HERE"
"W-wait a second!!!" Alphys spoke from the phone, "Couldn't you make a... Couldn't you use a... Couldn't you make a substitution in the recipe!?" The doctor frantically said, trying to save the pony's life.
"A SUBSTITUTION? YOU MEAN, USE A DIFFERENT, NON-PONY INGREDIENT? ....WHY?" Mettaton questioned the doctor.
"Uhh, what if someone's...what if...what if the pony's...! Uhh...... Vegan?"
Celestia felt her chances of dying increase enormously.
"VEGAN. YOU WANT ME TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTION, BECUASE THE PONY'S...VEGAN" Mettaton summarised with a disapproving tone.
"Well, I mean-"
"THAT'S A BRILLIANT IDEA, ALPHYS!" Mettaton cheered, dropping the chainsaw.
'Wait what!?' Celestia tried process what just happened, she failed.
"ACTUALLY, I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE AN OPTION RIGHT HERE!!! MTT-BRAND ALWAYS-CONVENIENT PONY-SOUL-FLAVOUR-SUBSTITUTE! A CAN OF WHICH... IS JUST OVER ON THAT COUNTER!!!" Mettaton pointed to the other side of the room, there was a counter with a single can on top of it. "WELL, DARLING? WHY DON'T YOU GO GET IT?"
'I don't like this, I don't like this one bit' Celestia gave Mettaton a suspicious glare as she made her way to the counter.
When she was just 2 feet away from the substitution, the counter suddenly vibrated, then rocketed up high, slowly becoming a giant tower of counters. Celestia's eye twitched as the tower kept going upwards, "Why? Why this of all things?"
"BY THE WAY" Mettaton spoke up to get Celestia's attention, "OUR SHOW RUNS ON A STRICT SCHEDULE. SO IF YOU CAN'T GET THE IN THE NEXT ONE MINUTE... WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN!!!" Celestia shivered at the thought of doing the other plan. "SO...BETTER START FLYING, BEAUTIFUL!!!"
"W-Wait! I DON'T KNOW-" Mettaton shot up before Celestia could finish her protest, "...how to fly..."
"Alphys, what am I suppose to do!? I don't know how to fly! And there's no way I can climb up this in time!" Celestia exclaimed.
"Well, f-f-fortunately, I might have a plan! When I was upgrading your phone, I added a few....features. L-look to the side of your phone. Do you see the button that says, "JETWINGS"?" Alphys explained.
Celestia looked to the side of her phone to see said button, "Yep, I think I know where this is going...and I'm loving it!" She pressed the button.
The phone suddenly zoomed out of Celestia's yellow aura, it had begun to transform.
"S-spread your wings out! Quickly!"
Celestial sprung her wings out just in time, it dropped down onto the alicorns wings, it attached itself to the wings and the jetwing's engines where ready to go.
"There! You should have enough fuel to reach the top! Now, get up there!!!"
"Wait, how are these suppose to go- UUUPPPP!!!" Celestia was caught off guard when the jetwings zoomed high above the ground. The alicorn balanced herself the best she could, she was breathing heavily, "Hehe....WWAAHHHOOOOO!!!! YEAH!!!" Celestia felt great as she zoomed up faster and faster to the top on the counters. It was like nothing could stop her.
Well, one thing could stop her.
Mettaton appeared next to her, arms behind his robotic body, "M'LADY" Mettaton quickly slapped her in the face with a handful of flour, completely catching Celestia off guard.
Said pony coughed and hacked, rubbing her face trying to get all the flour out of her eyes, and noticeably slowing down. "*cough* *cough* METTATON!!! *hack* *cough* GET BACK HERE YOU CRAZY CALCULATOR!!!" Celestia got back to her normal speed, but Mettaton came back again, with a milk cartoon.
"YOU LOOK THIRSTY DARLING, HAVE SOME MILK!!!" Mettaton dashed from one side of the filly to another, splashing pools of milk downwards to Celestia.
Luckily the alicorn learn from her past mistake and dodge it all, with some close calls. "You're not going to fool me twice Mettaton!!!"
Mettaton chuckled, "OH REALLY?? MABYE I SHOULD USE A MORE, DIFFICULT, INGREDIENT THEN"
Mettaton once again zoomed side to side, instead of a milk carton, a basket of eggs was his ammo. He flung the eggs everywhere, making it almost impossible to dodge.
Celestia got bombarded with eggs, she scowled, "Well, as long as we're playing FAIR!!!" Celestia's scowled turned into a smirk as she conjured a shield to protect her from the eggs. She soon realised that she couldn't see where she was going with eggs blocking her view. She quickly got an idea, the alicorn moved out from the old egg-splattered shield and created a new one, the old shield dissolved immediately.
Celestia quickly saw the tower come to an end, she slowed down and saw the lone can on top of the tower of counters. "YES!! Take that you calculator! Who's the greatest?! I'm the greatest!! Yeah!" Celestia boasted to the robot.
Mettaton quietly chucked "WELL AREN'T YOU FULL OF YOURSELF"
"What was that?"
"I SAID YOU ONLY WON BECAUSE OF THE HELP OF THE BRILLIANT DOCTOR ALPHYS! OH, I LOATHE TO THINK OF WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPEN TO YOU WITHOUT HER!!!" He said dramatically.
Celestia wasn't convinced about what he said was true, "Weren't you the one who wanted to kill me in the first place?"
"......TOODLES!!" Mettaton flew out of sight.
"Huh... Wait! What about the cooking show!?!" Celestia yelled, trying to get Mettaton to answer the question.
Mettaton luckily flew back into sight, "OH YES! ABOUT THE SUBSTITUTION... HAVEN'T YOU SEEN A COOKING SHOW BEFORE?"
Celestia shook her head.
Mettaton scoffed "I ALREADY BAKED THE CAKE AHEAD OF TIME!!!! SO FORGET IT!!!" Mettaton, again, flew out of sight.
Celestia slowly drifted back down, 'Oh, guess the things out of fuel. Better not wait around until it stops' The alicorn teleported herself back to safely on the ground. The jetwings suddenly sprung off her back and changed into a regular phone. The filly caught the phone before it could hit the ground.
"Wow! We...we did it!! We really did it!!! Great job out there, team!" Alphys said excitedly.
Celestia giggled, "Well, yeah! But it was all thanks to you! Your the one who helped me with those awesome jetwings!"
"W-What!? No... It...it was all y-you" Alphys said, sounding flustered, "W-well, uh, anyway, l-let's keep heading forward!!!"
Celestia moved on to the next area.
Chapter 35: Are vegan hotdogs water sausages in disguise?
After the cooking incident, Celestia continued onwards through Hotland. She caught sight of an ominous metal structure in the distance, Celestia marvelled at the sight.
"S-see that building in the distance?" Alphys asked.
"Yeah...it's huge, and it's making me uncomfortable"
"That's the CORE. The source of all power for the Underground" Alphys began to explain, "It converts geothermal energy into magical electricity by... Uh, anyway, that's where we're going to go. In the CORE, is an elevator directly to ASGORE's castle. And from there... You can go home"
"...home..." Celestia went silent, "...U-uh, OK. I got it; Go to the CORE, find the elevator, get ASGORE, politely ask to leave. Am I missing anything?" Celestia asked.
"U-um, I d-don't think so... Y-yeah! Your all good! I'll c-call you later!!"
Celestia drew her attention back to the CORE, 'This is it? Have I made it this far already? I'm almost ready to go...home...'
Celestia looked up at the ceiling of the underground, her brows furrowed. 'No, that's not my home... The Ruins, mom, that's my home'
She looked back at the last area, thinking about the promise she had made at the very beginning. 'I promised that I'll find a way to break the barrier, so I can live with mom up in the surface...no...it's not just that anymore... Uncle Sans...Papy...Blooky...Undyne...heck, even Alphys... I'll do it for them! I'll do it for all of them!!'
She walked with DETERMINATION flowing through her body.
After the young pony got out of the elevator, she trotted onwards. She gasped, infront of her was the familiar stout skeleton, selling hotdogs. Celestia raced up to him, "Uncle Sans! How'd you get here!?! I mean... What are you doing here!?! No, that's the same thing... What I meant was-"
"you're happy to see me?" Sans interrupted the alicorn's stumbling.
"Y-yeah that! Heheheh... Sorry, it's just that it felt like it's been so long since we last saw each other!" Celestia gushed, "Hey, by the way... Did Undyne give you the, message, yet?"
"message? oh, you mean the 'i.o.u'?" The filly nodded, "yeah, about that, I think it's a little one sided, tibia honest" The small skeleton snickered at the joke.
However, Celestia was not amused, "One sided? You made me a Pop star without my permission!! Have you seen all the friends I have!?! It took soooo much time just to accept them all!" She protested.
Sans raised a non-existent brow, "you don't know what happened with undyne yet, do you?"
Celestia now raised a brow, "What do you mean?"
"UNDYNE, PLEASE JUST CALM DOWN. YOU'RE SURPLEXING MUST COME TO AN END, RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!" Papyrus scolded the Royal guard, who was stuck in a blue aura.
"LET ME GOOOO!!! I MUST SEE ALPHYS!!!! NNNGGGAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!" Undyne struggled and tried to get out of the magical grip, it appeared to be working.
Papyrus sweat dropped "UM...SANS, ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN HOLD UNDYNE FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER?!? I'M GETTING A BIT SCARED HERE..." He whispered to his brother, who was struggling to keep his arm up.
"*huff* honestly...I don't think I can hold her-*puff* much longer...*wheeze* hurry up!" Sans struggled to speak, controlling all of his power to restrain Undyne.
"do you know who was responsible for undyne's rampage?" Sans asked rhetorically.
Celestia sheepishly smiled and pointed to herself.
"Ooohhh...oops" The pony awkwardly laughed, "Well, umm... Is it bad that I still want an i.o.u...? I mean, I know now that I made Undyne go into a flustered rampage and all... Buuut I got turned into the underground's celebrity in less than 12 hours..."
Sans thought about it, "tell you what, how 'bout I give you a discount for these hotdogs" The small skeleton suggested, Celestia raised a brow, "don't worry, I'll just give you the vegan ones. Just for 5G each"
"Deal!" Celestia gave him 10G, Sans gave her the vegan hotdogs, after a bit of inspection, Celestia noticed something, "Hey, these are just water sausages! Ohhhh...heheheheh, OK that's clever Uncle Sans" Celestia put them in her satchel, only to find that only one vegan hotdog could fit, her inventory was full.
"huh, can't fit anymore? don't worry, I got the next best thing" Sans grabbed the other hotdog and put it on the alicorns horn. But instead of falling of like the filly expected, it stayed where it was.
Celestia's eyes sparkled, "More..."
"More hotdogs! And put them on top of my horn. Hurry before it falls!" Celestia urged the skeleton.
Sans put 5 more hotdogs on the alicorns head, the tower stayed stable. "hehheheh, oh my god tia. this is hilarious"
"Less talking more stacking!" She demanded.
Sans use his own telekinesis to put 23 more hotdogs on the alicorns head, "It's like the law of physics stopped, and the laws of awesome tripled" (1) Celestia marvelled and the tower of hotdogs. "Just one more..."
"woah there tia...you want me to put 30 hotdogs on you? i'll be 'frank' with you. as much as I like putting hotdogs on your head... 30 is an excessive number... 29, now that's fine, but 30...does it look like I can lift one more up there? Sans asked rhetorically
"Umm...Okay then... I won't ask for more... But only if you take a picture of me with the hotdogs!!!" She explained excitedly, giving Sans the phone, "I can't do it myself because I'm already concentrating on keeping these balanced"
"oh this is gonna be good, just take a few steps back"
Celestial carefully took 4 steps backwards, making sure the hotdogs didn't fall. "Okay take the picture" She smiled at the camera.
"Well? What's the holdup?" The alicorn asked ticked off.
"just finding the best lighting to use, keep it up for a while longer" Sans reassured.
The hotdog tower wobbled violently, "H-Hurry up! I think these things are about too- GGAAHHH!!!!"
The sausage tower was no more, all the vegan hotdogs were lying on the ground. "Sans, please tell me you took a picture before it fell"
"well, yes and no" Sans answered honestly.
Celestia's brows furrowed as she quickly checked in the picture, "What do you mean yes and-" She silenced herself to see that the photo was all burry, you could only make out a small white fuzz and a long red fuzz. "Noooooooooo!!" Celestia groaned while she face planted onto the counter. "It was so perfect...!"
Sans rubbed the back of her head in comfort"hey, lighten up tia, maybe you could use something else for your post. Like hilarious jokes"
"UNCLE SANS YOUR A GENUIS!!!" Celestia looked at him with sparkles in her eyes.
"i know" he winked.
The alicorn grabbed the phone and started typing, while running away in exhilaration, "THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!! I'LL SEE YOU LATER OKAY!? BYE NOW!!!" The pony was gone.
Sun-Angel Pop-pony64 updated status. Hi everyone! ^.^ So I got this idea from a friend, and I wanted to make a post about it! So... What is the best and worst pun you can make? I'll be waiting in the comments! :D
75% of the comments were made by an anonymous commenter with a goofy font, 22% of the comments were other people making jokes, 1% of the comments were saying how much that loathe this question, and 2% of the comments were advertising MTT.
Celestia was happily scrolling through the puns, scanning each one of them and mostly snickering at all of them. Basically, she couldn't stop smiling at the waves and waves of terrible puns. The alicorn also saw a pic of Alphys posing with 6 weird pony figurines, and Papyrus flexing with sunglasses infront of a mirror, biceps were also taped into the skeleton's shoulders, the biceps were also wearing sunglasses. Celestia laughed hysterically the first time saw it, and scowled when Alphys made fun of it.
The filly continued onwards, until she got another request.
NABSTABLOOK22 has sent you a friend request
Celestia gasped happily, "Blooky!" She pressed the 'accept' option.
It seems that it has already rejected itself...
"Blooky...no~" The alicorn groaned, "Why are you so shy? You can always be my friend"
'Oh' "Hey Alphys! What's up?" The pony greeted.
"H... hi...! Um, see t-that puzzle infront of you?" The doctor asked.
Celestia looked ahead to see a puzzle. "Oh, didn't even realise it was there, sooo...what about it?"
"W-well, uh...it's a-a time-based puzzle. Y-you see those switches over there?" She stumbled.
"Y-you'll have to press all three of them within 3 seconds I'll t-try and help you with the rhythm!" The doctor enthused.
Celestia walked up to the conveyor belt, 'OK...three, two, one!' She hopped on the moving metal sheet and pressed the 1st and 2nd switched with ease. She reached for the 3rd one...
'Huh?' The alicorn had gotten distracted for a second, missing her chance to press the last switch.
"OK! Now press the third one!!!"
"Okay it's done! Hey, why's the electric gate thingy still there?" Celestia asked still looking at the electric barrier blocking the path.
"............" The electric wall had phased away, "H-h-hey, you did it! L-looks like there was just a...bit of...uh...lag.. y-yeah! T-there was just a bit of lag! N-n-nothing else!"
Celestia felt like there was something more to this, but shrugged and moved to the next area. Who knows what's next?
A giant, maze-like puzzle was next.
Celestia sighed as she looked at her phone, 'Alphys, help me'
ALPHYS updated status. that's the last time I try to help with a puzzle lmao
The pony groaned in disappointment, 'That's not what you want to see'
"Uh, h-h-hey! I'm going to the bathroom, so I'll be MIA for a bit. I'm...I'm sure you can handle this puzzle your self!"
"God...! Uuhh..." Celestia closed her eyes and took a deep breath, she looked once more at the puzzle. "I can do this, this doesn't look that hard anyway" The pony took a step toward onto a button near the steam plates.
The button seem to change the direction of the platforms in front of her.
'I'm going to be here for a while'
'OK, this will work. It has to work!' The alicorn activated the steam platform, second last from the exit, she flew to the last steam platform...
...and it did not work.
'That's it I'm done' Celestia teleported to the exit, 'I Should've done this earlier...' She continued walking to the next area and checked her phone, 'Wonder if Alphys said anything...'
ALPHYS updated status. OMG? ppl think the s3 finale of MDP is good!?!?LLOOOOLLLLLLL that's a joke right?!
ALPHYS updated status. omg. DON'T THEY GET THAT IT TURNED DUSK TWINKLE INTO A FREKIN MARY SUE!?!?! IT RUINED HER CHARACTER ARC
ALPHYS updated status. My review of MDP s3 finale: This finale IS the worst thing in the entire series. It's trash. 0 stars
'....oh... I feel like I'm getting spoiled on something... Eh, forget it' She shrugged and made her way onwards.
The pony continued heading up to the CORE, until she was stopped by a voice.
"Hey! You! Stop!"
Celestia was confused about who said that, but stopped and turned around nonetheless. "Can I help...y-you" The young pony looked up, to see two tall figures in menacing armour.
However, the first one, didn't sound menacing, "We've, like, received an anonymous tip about a pony with a golden torc. They told us they were wandering around Hotland right now..."
"Oh...um...sounds, sc-cary, heheh" 'I don't want to fight these guys! They're bigger than Undyne!'
"I know right. Totally freaky. Well, just stay chill. We'll bring you someplace safe, OK?" 01 explained, suggesting Celestia to walk with them.
However the pony did not move, "W-wait...what?" 'Is he not putting who and two together yet?'
The 01 looked at the alicorn, "Well, like, what are you waiting for?" 02 tapped the first one on the chest, signalling his attention. "Y-yeah bro?" 02 pointed at the filly's torc, "The torc she's wearing? ....like, what about it?" Both the Royal guards looked at Celestia.
Getting said pony to feel anxious, 'Oh no...'
The guards looked at each other, 01 spoke up. "Bro... Are you thinkin... What I'm thinkin?" 02 nodded, 01 scratched his armour covered neck, "Bummer. This is, like... Mega embarrassing" 01 looked at the pony once more, "We, like, totally actually have to kill you and stuff"
Celestia's SOUL jumped out.
The Royal guards attack!
"Like, team attack..."
A barrage of stars come at Celestia from her front and back, she managed to dodge. She was in thought of what to do to spare them. She noticed 02's armour was a bit dirty, 'hmm, maybe cleaning is the answer' She knew what she had to do.
"Like, 'you're dead' and all..."
As the team attack was summoned. A green silhouette of 02's armour appears. Celestia moved her heart to the armour over and over. The cooling dirt on 02's armour began to wash away.
02 looked uncomfortable, "....can't....take it...armour...to...HOT!!!!" The Royal guard ripped off his chest piece, revealing his chest. "....much better"
Celestia quickly looked away flustered, and caught sight of 01, he looked bothered by something.
A lightbulb in the alicorn's mind lit up. She went up to 01 and whispered about being honest with his feelings.
Another attack came the pony's way, she noticed that some of the attacks were shaking, making it significantly harder to dodge.
Suddenly, 01 faced 02. "D-Dude... I can't... I can't take this anymore! Not like this!!"
(A/N que dramatic music! With a hint of romance)
"Like 02! I like... I like, LIKE you, bro! The way you fight... The way you talk... I love doing team attacks with you. I love standing here with you, bouncing, and waving our weapons in sync... 02, I, like, want to stay like this forever..." 01 confessed, being honest of how he felt towards 02.
". . . . . . ." 02 was silent.
It scared 01, "Uh... I mean, uh... Psyche! Gotcha, bro!!! Haha!"
02 took a step closer to 01, "...01"
"......do you want to......get some ice cream......after this?" 02 shyly asked.
"Sure, dude! Haha!" 01 and 02 looked happily into each other's eyes. Ignoring Celestia, who had sparkles in her eyes.
"EEEEEEE!!! You too are so cute together!!!" She squealed happily, she had an idea, "Hey! You want to take a pic together!?" She held up the phone twitching with excitement.
A pitch black room was in the Filly's way, Celestia once again used a light spell, and it once again only showed two feet infront of her. She stepped cautiously. 'I got a bad feeling about this'.
"Okay, I'm back" The scientist greeted.
"Hey Alphys, small problem, all I can see is black" Celestia remarked.
"A-another dark room, huh? Don't worry! M-my hacking skills have got things covered!" Alphys assured.
The lights flashed on, Celestia adjusted her eyes to the brightness.
"Are you serious?" Alphys asked in disbelief.
"What going o-....Oh my god..." The filly looked up to see a bunch of flying cardboard cutouts and electronics. All with the logo, MTT, there was also a square opening where the pony was standing. "Oh no"
"OHHHHHHHHH YESS!!! GOOD EVENING BEAUTIES AND GENTELBEAUTIES!" Mettaton greeted from the other side. "THIS IS METTATON, REPORTING LIVE FROM MTT NEWS! AN INTERESTING SITUATION HAS ARISE IN EASTERN HOTLAND! FORTUNATELY, OUR CORRESPONDENT IS OUT THERE, REPORTING LIVE!" The robot dramatically explained to the audience. "BRAVE CORRESPONDENT! PLEASE FIND SOMETHING NEWS WORTHY TO REPORT! OUR 13 WONDERFUL VIEWERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU!!"
"Uh..." Celestia looked around the area, to her left was a basketball, a dog, and a box wrapped in ribbon. To her right was a glass of water, a movie script with a Mettaton silhouette, and a video game.
"ANYTIME NOW DARLING! THE AUDIENCE IS WAITING!!" Mettaton spoke up.
"Oh, ok..." As Celestial took a few steps forward, she noticed that when she moved, the background would move with her. She walked up to the movie script, "This looks... kind of interesting"
"OH NO!!! THAT MOVIE SCRIPT!!! HOW'D THAT GET THERE??? IT'S A SUPER-JUICY PREVIEW OF MY LATEST GUARANTEED-NOT-TO-BOMB FILM: METTATON THE MOVIE XXVIII... STARING METTATON!" He explain dramatically "I'VE HEARD THAT LIKE THE OTHER FILMS.... IT CONSIST MOSTLY OF A SINGLE FOUR-HOUR SHOT OF ROSE PETALS SHOWERING OVER MY RECLINING BODY"
"Hey! Spoilers!" Celestia whined sarcastically.
"OHH!!! BUT THAT'S NOT CONFIRMED!!! I'VE JUST HEARD THAT FROM MY LEADING SOURCES... WHICH ARE ME, MYSELF, AND I!!! SO, DEAR CORRESPONDENT! REPORT THIS ONE?" Mettaton questioned the pony.
"Hmm... I'll keep looking"
"PHEW!!! THAT WAS CLOSE!! YOU ALMOST GAVE ME A BUNCH OF FREE ADVERTISEMENT!! KEEP LOOKING BRAVE CORRESPONDENT!" Mettaton cheered from the news 'station'.
Celestia looked to her left to see a video game case, she drew near it to inspected it further. "So is this...err...what's this exactly?"
"ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN!! YOU'VE JUST FOUND A VIDEO GAME... AND IT'S DYNAMITE!!! THOUGH I DON'T MAKE AN APPERENCE IN IT UNTIL THREE-FOURTHS IN. BUT I LIKE THAT. APPEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE LIKE MANNA, SLAKING THE AUDIENCE'S HUNGER FOR GORGEOUS ROBOTS... OHH!! THAT'S METTATON!!!" He described, "SO DARING, REPORT THIS ONE?"
"Hmm.....sure" Celestia looked out at the square hole.
"ATTENTION, VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A VIDEO GAME!" Mettaton announced loudly, "THIS ACTION-PACKED GAME IS GUARANTEED TO BLOW YOU AWAY! STRANGE ENEMIES! STRANGE ALLIES! ATTRACTIVE ROBOTS! FEATURING UP TO SIX ARBITRARY DIALOUGE CHOICES AT ONCE! CORRESPONDENT! LET'S LOOK INSIDE THE CASE!"
Celestia opened the case, to find that there was lit sticks of dynamite inside, "What the!?!" She instinctively backed away.
"...THOSE RED CYLINDERS WITH BURNING FUSES... OH NO! THIS GAME LITERALY IS DYNAMITE! I GUESS THEY WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG!!! VIDEO-GAMES DO CAUSE VIOLENCE! OR AT LEAST THIS ONE'S ABOUT TO. BUT DON'T GET TO EXCITED! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST IF THE ROOM YET!" Suddenly the cardboard cutouts and Eletronics disassembled, falling into the lava below. Mettaton flew around the rest of the room.
Celestia saw the rest of the room, almost everything was a bomb in disguise. "This is bad"
"OH MY! IT SEEMS EVERYTHING IN THIS ROOM IS ACTUALLY A BOMB!" Mettaton pointed to the dog, "THAT DOG'S A BOMB!" The dog's tail lit up, "THAT BASKETBALLS A BOMB!" The basketball lit up, revealing a bomb. "EVERYTHINGS A BOMB!!! BRAVE CORRESPONDENT... IF YOU DON'T DEFUSE ALL OF THESE BOMBS..." Mettaton pointed forward, Celestia turned to see that Mettaton was pointing at a big pink bomb. "THIS BIG BOMB WILL BLOW YOU TO SMITHEREENS IN TWO MINUTES! THEN YOU WONT BE REPOERTING 'LIVE' ANY LONGER! HOW TERRIBLE! HOW DISTURBING! OUR EIGHT VIEWERS ARE GOING TO LOVE WATCHING THIS! GOOD LUCK, DARLING!!" Mettaton flew off.
"Alphys help me!" Celestia cried out.
"D-don't worry! I installed a bomb defusing program in your phone! Use the 'defuse' option when the bomb is in the DEFUSE ZONE! N-now, go get 'em!" Alphys explained quickly.
"OK!" Celestia looked at the closest bomb near her, the dog. She ran up to it, and press the defused app, a holographic green screen appeared infront of her. The dog was sleeping and already in the defuse zone, Celestia pressed the defuse button on the phone... Success!
"Great job! Keep heading around the room! Try to go for the one in the bottom-left next!"
Celestia looked to where Alphys instructed, there was a laser puzzle in the way of reaching the next bomb, she frowned, then took a smug smirk as she teleported to the bomb. 'No one said magic wasn't allowed' She got the defuse zone ready...Success once more!
Celestia looked for the bomb nearest to her, the movie script, it was somehow moving left and right on a conveyor belt. She went rushed up to the bomb and picked it up with her magic. She use the defuse program...Defused!
She looked forward to see the present bomb, Celestia teleported up to it quickly, defusing it with her phone. Celestial saw the basketball bomb bouncing around near the big bomb. She teleported up to it and catches it in midair, defusing that bomb too.
"Great job! Head for the center! I'm using, uh, EM fields to trap the glass of water there!"
"Got it!" Celestial teleported to the center of the room, the glass still and contained. Celestia pulled out her phone... and the last bomb was defused.
Mettaton flew back in and applauded Celestia, "WELL DONE, DARLING! YOU'VE SUCCEFULLY DEACTIVATED ALL THE BOMBS!" He cheered loudly.
Celestia gave out a sigh of relief and exhaustion, "Heheh...yay..." She sighed tiredly.
"IF YOU DIDN'T DEATIVATE THEM, THE BIG BOMB WOUOD HAVE EXPLODED IN TWO MINUTES. NOW IT WONT EXPLODE IN TWO MINUTES!" The robot laughed evilly "INSTEAD IT'LL EXPLODE IN TWO SECONDS!"
"GOODBYE, DARLING!" Mettaton proceeded to laugh maniacally.
The bomb had not exploded.
"AH. IT SEEMS THE BOMB ISN'T GOING OFF" Mettaton bluntly stated.
"That's b-because!!! While you were monologuing... I...!!! I f... fix...um...I ch-change..."
"OH NO. YOU DEACTIVATED THE BOMB WITH YOUR HACKING SKILLS!" Mettaton interrupted.
"Y-yeah! That's what I did!" Alphys remarked.
"CURSES! IT SEEMS I'VE BEEN FOILED AGAIN! CURSE YOU, PONY! CURSE YOU, DR. ALPHYS, FOR HELPING SO MUCH! BUT I DON'T CURSE MY SIX WONDERFUL VIEWERS FOR TUNING IN!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, DARLINGS!" And with that, Mettaton flew off.
"W-wow... W-we really showed him, huh?"
"Heck yeah we did!" Celestia replied confidently
"... H-hey, I know I was kind of weird at first... But I really think I'm getting more... Uh, more... M-more confident about guiding you! S-so don't worry about that b-big d-dumb robot..."
"Well, he's not a big dumb robot..." Celestia smirked "He's a big dumb calculator!"
Both of them laughed, "Y-yeah, I-I'll protect you from him! I'll make sure of it! A-and if it really c-came down to it, we could just t-turn... Um, nevermind. Later!"
Celestia put the phone back in her satchel and moved on to the next area.
The CORE loomed in the distance, sending chills down Celestia's spine. 'That machine's getting creepier each time I see it...' She slowly walked along the path, staring at the giant machine, the pony sighed, '....no...it's, it's not the machine...' She continued walking.
"Hello?" The filly greeted.
"Um... H-hey... I noticed you've been walking slower around the CORE... Are you w-worried about meeting ASGORE...?" Alphys asked a bit concerned.
"Well... Yes and no..." Celestia answered honestly.
"W-what do you mean by that?"
'Hmm, how do I say this...' "I mean, yes, I am a little worried, but also no, beacause it's not the main reason I am worried..." The filly tried to explain, "Does that make sense?"
"Y-yeah, I get what you mean... W-well, don't worry, OK? Th-the King is a really nice guy... I'm sure you can talk to him, and... W-with your pony SOUL you can pass through the barrier! S-so no worrying, OK? J-just forget about it and smile" Alphys assured Celestia.
The pony felt much better, "Thanks Alphys"
With a reassured smile, Celestia moved on to the next area.
As the pony got out from the elevator, she instantly noticed a shop run by a spider monster. Celestia quickly trotted to the monster, "Hi there! I'm Celestia, what's your name?"
"Hello dearie, my name is Muffet~ Welcome to our parlour~ Interested in some of our spider pastries? All proceeds go to real spiders~" The spider monster, Muffet, introduced.
"Hey... By any chance, is this for the spider donation for the spider clans in the RUINS?" Celestia asked.
Muffet wore a shocked expression, then replace with a serious one. "How do YOU know about the spider migration? No one ever asks, or knows, the reason for our spider charities"
"Oh, it's beacause I donate to the spider bakery as often as I can! Those spiders are nice, we sometimes share recipes with each other! Though, I don't really have the, ingredients, for most of their pastries... It's still nice to chat to people who like cooking as much as I do!" Celestia explained to Muffet happily.
Muffet went into a silent shock, "You're the pony from the telegrams" She whispered to herself.
"Oh. Nothing dearie~" Muffet went back to her much more kinder tone, "But would you like some of our pastries? Only 9999G~"
Celestia awkwardly smiled, "Heheh, uh, I don't really have that much money..." Her eyes lit up, "But I can still donate for you!" She went into her satchel and grabbed 350G. "This should suffice, right?"
"Ahuhuhu~ Of course dearie~ You are very helpful to our cause!" Muffet grabbed the 350G.
"I should get going... Hopefully we'll meet again!" Celestia walked off.
"Bye bye dearie~ hope to meet again soon!"
The next area was full of steam plates, though it did not look as difficult as the steam puzzle before.
"Hi, Alphys here!" Alphys quickly greeted.
"So, are you going to explain how to beat it like usual?"
"Eheheh, you know it! This room is like the room we saw before. There are puzzles in the north and south... You'll have to solve them both to proceed!" Alphys confidently explained.
"OK, just one thing. Can I teleport to the north and south ports if I can't find my way through the steam plates?"
"...Um, I-I don't think there's anything stopping you...so go ahead!" The doctor replied, "...A-also...I'd like to say! I don't really...like giving away puzzle solutions. But if you need, just call me, ok? Wait! Wait! I have a better idea! Let's be friends on UnderNet! Then you could just ping me if you need help!" Alphys suggested.
"But, aren't we already friends? You signed me up in the first place and I always see your posts on UnderNet"
"O-oh...y-yeah, you've been reading my posts the whole time... Well! I hope! You agree with me! About the Season finale! OK bye!" The scientist awkwardly stated.
Celestia put the phone back and looked at the area, 'So I will go...south!' Using her knowledge from the previous puzzle, she nevigated her way to the south puzzle easily. When she went south she found that she needed to get through blue lasers on a conveyor belt, easier said than done. Luckily Celestia figured out the key to get by and made her way to the south puzzles entrance.
"Hi Alphys, what's up?"
"Hey! This um, doesn't have anything to do with guiding you... But... Uhh... Hey, would you watch to watch a pony TV show together??? Sometime???" Alphys awkwardly asked.
"Oh really? What's the show called?" Celestia questioned sarcastically.
"It's called, um, M... My Darling Ponies: Friendship Forever..."
"Sure! I'd watch it"
"R-really!?" Alphys replied in disbelief, "It's so good! It's um, my favourite TV show! It's all about this pony call Dusk twinkle and she's a talented unicorn tutored by the powerful princess! But she's also anti-social and doesn't wanna make friends! But like...Eventually the princess sends her away at a local town to meet friends! She doesn't like that, but she does it anyway because the princess says so! So she meets Zazy zulip, Orangebuck, Neon blitz, Diamond Variety and Creamtimid in that order! She doesn't want anything to do with them but then after the return of Nightdream lunamar aka princess Selena! Whoops spoilers! Dusk twinkle realises that these ponies are her friends and after that they all discover the power to defeat Nightdream lunamar and revert her back to princess Selena! AND THEN it turns out that the other princess predicted this and sent Dusk twinkle over to stop Lunamar and discover the magical power that was the power of friendship! So that was the first two episodes and the rest of season 1 is basically slice of life flicks until season two! Which is...!!! Is... Uh, well, um... OK WELL I almost spoiled the entire season, but um. Uhhh, I think you'd really like it!!!" Alphys took really deep breaths after she explained the show to Celestia.
"....Yeah, sound great.....are you ok?" She asked concerned.
"Eheheh...I'm fine. Don't worry!" Alphys reassured, getting her breath back, "We should watch it! After you get through all this!"
"Sound good to me"
Celestia put the phone back and went into the puzzle room.
The puzzle was quite easy, Celestia got the idea of what to do once she figured out the key.
She went out and whooshed to the north puzzle. When Celestia arrived, her SOUL jumped out, she was greeted with a little happy volcano.
"Hi! I'm Vulkin~" The volcanic monster greeted happily.
"V-vulkin! Back off the pony!!" Another monster yelled, it was some sort of mechanical flying monster, wearing a fancy hat on her head.
Vulkin gleefully smiled, "Ahh? But I'm helpful! Cause I'll get your crush to-"
"VULKIN! THIS ISN'T HELPING!!!!" Tusuneplane yelled angrily at the little monster.
Meanwhile Celestia gave Tusuneplane a annoyed glance, "Why are you being so mean?"
The plane monster, appeared to be flustered, "Ehh? W-why do you care!?" She summoned planes to attack the pony, Celestia dodged easily.
Vulkin didn't attack, rather pout sadly. Celestia felt empathy towards it, she hugged it. Vulkin cheered up immediently "Ahh... So... LOVEY!"
Tusuneplane looked jealous while Celestia felt something burning. "Ahh! Hot! So hot!" Tusuneplane got even more jealous.
A barrage of plane and thunder attacks went Celestia's way, she luckily evaded all attacks. Celestia looked at Tusuneplane, then at Vulkin. The filly whispered to the volcanic monster, "Psst, what's up with the metal monster? Is she ok?"
Vulkins eyes beamed, she whispered back, "Tusuneplane like you~ Get close to her! Then she will think I'm helpful again"
Said plane monster looked furious, "What're you taking about!? What's so secret that I can't know!?! Huh?!" Celestia turned at stepped closer to Tusuneplane, but not too close. Tusuneplane appeared to be...blushing. "Ehh? P-pony...?"
Attacks came her way, Celestia saw green auras around the smaller planes, she moved her SOUL across most of them. It seemed to make the plane more flustered.
"Hey, how about we all stop fighting..." Celestia revealed her phone, "And just take a pic together!"
"Yea! I like pony's idea!!!" Vulkin wriggled it's weird rump in agreement.
Tusuneplane gave a small blush, then shook her head and glared, "F-fine! Only because I'm wearing my good hat!"
"I'll take that as a yes" Celestia got closer to Tusuneplane (making said monster extremely flustered) while Vulkin scooted up near both of them. "OK, smile for the picture!"
Celestia looked at the photo, "Looks good to me!"
Tusnueplane 'hmph'ed, "It only looks good because I'm in it"
"Suuure" Celestia said unconvinced. "Well, I should be on my way... See ya!" Celestia walked off, waving goodbye to the monsters.
After solving the puzzle, Celestia used the steam plates to get to the locked door. When she arrived, the door opened.
Celestia moved to the next area, strangely, the next area was covered in web... Spider webs....
The shady room the filly was in discomforted Celestia just in the slightest. The only thing that wasn't that scary was the spider webs, though they did look quite sticky if stepped on.
As the pony walked, she heard a familiar laugh.
Celestia blinked, 'Is that....?'
"Did you hear what they just said?" The voice continued.
Celestia kept walking, on guard for anything suspicious.
"They said a pony wearing a golden torc will come through"
"I heard they hate spiders..."
Celestia felt something sticky on the bottom of her hooves, she looked down to see a path made by spider webs, sticky spider webs. The alicorn took a deep breath and trotted forward, getting her hooves all covered in webs.
"I heard that they love to stomp on them. I heard that they like to tear their legs off"
"T-that isn't true!" Celestia replied, but accidentally tripped on a rough patch of webs, getting her coat all sticky and covered in spider webs. Even after how much she struggled, it was no use. Celestia was caught in a spiders web.
Suddenly, in the corner of Celestia's eye, she spotted the spider monster, Muffet. She was smiling kindly at the pony. "... That simply isn't true, is it deary?" Muffed clapped all six of her hands, Celestia felt little legs crawling on her back, she also felt the spider webs loosen, she struggled once more, and she was free from the trap.
Celestia gave out a sigh of relief, "Thanks Muffet! I owe you one"
Muffed laughed, "Oh deary~ You've already helped us so much~" The spider monster revealed a bunch of telegrams, "I had heard about a pony who had been kind and very friendly towards the spider clans in the RUINS, the pony would come and donate to the bakery as often as she could, and the pony would start up a friendly conversations with any spider who comes her way" Muffet lanced at the telegrams, then back at Celestia, "I wasn't sure if you were the one... But when I heard that you had donated to the spider clans from the RUINS, I knew it was you..." Muffet smiled with appreciation, "On behalf of us spiders here, we thank you, dearie~"
Celestia smiled as well, "Heheh, your welcome. Though, I wish I could've Brought those spiders with me, then I could reunite you with your friends"
"Ahuhuhuhu~ Don't be to hard on yourself, there are at least a few hundred of spiders in the RUINS, it's not like you could've put them all in your satchel"
Suddenly, Celestia sneezed.
Muffet raised one brow, she clapped one pair of her hands, a spider came down with a tissue box, "Are you okay dearie?"
Celestia waved her front hoof, "I'm fine, I'm fine. But I should get going"
Muffet waved one of her left hands, the spiders to her left made moved to either side of the path, clearing the way to the next area. "Beware dearie~ I've seen what lies ahead, if you're not careful..." Muffet then laughed. "Anyways, come by anytime~ Ahuhuhuhu~" With that, Muffet and the spiders disappeared into the shadows, leaving the pony to herself.
"Bye Muffet!" Celestia continued onwards.
After exiting the web-filled room, Celestia caught sight of a poster, 'Is this what Mufet meant?' She read what it had to say. The poster was an advertisement of Mettaton's latest stage performance, it looked like it was almost time for the performance. Celestia gave it a suspicious glance, then a weary one. 'Oh no...' The pony sighed and moved on, 'Let's get this over with'. When Celestia moved to the next room, she saw that it resembled a theatre. She heard a voice.
"OH? THAT PONY..." Celestia looked at where the sound was coming from, she could see Mettaton peek his head out. "COULD IT BE...?" Mettaton revealed himself, he was wearing a bright sparkly blue dress. "... MY ONE TRUE LOVE?" Mettaton gracefully walked down the stairs towards his, 'True love'.
"....No... Just, just no...." Celestia was at a loss for words as Mettaton swayed closer to the alicorn. He began to sing.
Mettaton obeyed, but he didn't really care whether Celestia said to, "SO SAD. SO SAD THAT YOU ARE GOING TO THE DUNDGEON" he pulled a switch from out of nowhere. "WELL, TODDLES!" With the push of a button, a trapdoor opened beneath the alicorn.
Celestial was slow to react, she spread out her wing in time for her to glide safely down. She heard Mettaton flying above her, Celestia gave him an angry glare, "That was a dirty trick!"
"HAHAHA! DARLING, I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THE WORD, 'DIRTY' MEANS AROUND HERE" Celestia shot him a confused stare. "*ROBOTIC AHEM* OH NO! WHATEVER SHALL I DO?" Mettaton dramatically questioned, going back into character. "MY LOVE HAS BEEN CAST AWAY INTO THE DUNDGEON. A DUNDGEON WITH A PUZZLE SO DASTARDLY, THAT MY PARAMOUR WILL SURELY PERISH!" The robot pointed at to Celestia's right, "O, HEAVENS HAVE MERCY! THE HORRIBLE COLOURED TILE MAZE!"
Celestia looked at her right to see the long maze puzzle, her eye twitched. "Great, I don't remember any of this..." She muttered quietly to herself.
"EACH TILE HAS IT'S OWN SADISTIC FUNCTION! FOR EXAMPLE, A GREEN TILE AOUNDS A NOISE, AND THEN YOU MUST FIGHT A MONSTER. RED TILES WILL... ACTUALLY, WAIT A SECOND" Mettaton interrupted himself, "DIDN'T WE SEE THIS PUZZLE ABOUT A HUNDRED CHAPTERS ROOMS AGO?"
The pony nodded anxiously, "You're still going to explain the puzzle, right?"
"WHY WOULD I? I DON'T NEED TO BORE THE AUDIENCE BECAUSE YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE RULES. OH, AND YOU'D BETTER HURRY. BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T GET TGROUGH IN 30 SECONDS...." Mettaton snapped his fingers, a wall of fire went off behind the pony, "YOU'LL BE INCINERATED BY THESE JETS OF FIRE! AND DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT TRYING TO USE MAGIC, BECAUSE IF YOU DO, YOU'LL BE IN FLAMES IMMEDIATELY!!! AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH! AHAHA.... HA... HA! MY POOR LOVE! I'M SO FILLED WITH GRIEF, I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING! GOOD LUCK DARLING!"
Celestia raced to the start of the puzzle, only to be electrocuted by the yellow tile. This was going to take a while. Mettaton started singing again.
The tiles changed to different shades of grey, Celestia had failed, she didn't even make it halfway.
"OOOOH, I'M SO SORRY! LOOKS LIKE YOUR OUT OF TIME!!!" Mettaton stated sarcastically. "HERE COME THE FLAMES, DARLING!" As Mettaton kept monologuing, the flames came closer. Celestial was about to teleport out of there until... The flames stopped closing in. "........*ROBOTIC COUGH*"
"Watch out!! I'll save you!! I'm hacking into the firewall right now!
The jets of fire had vanished, Celestia gave out a small sigh of relief. "Thanks Alphys"
"OH NO!!! HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN??? FOILED AGAIN BY THE BRILLIANT DOCTOR ALPHYS!!" Mettaton exclaimed dramatically. "THA-"
"That's right!" Alphys interrupted Mettaton, "Come on, Mettaton, give up already! You'll never be able to defeat us... Not as long as we work together! Your puzzle's over... Now go home and leave us alone!" The scientist threatened.
Celestia put on a smug look, "You heard her, it's over now..."
"PUZZLE? OVER? ALPHYS, DARLING, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT...? DID YOU FORGET WHAT THE GREEN TILES DO?" Mettaton asked maniacally, "THEY MAKE A SOUND, THEN YOU HAVE TO FIGHT A MONSTER. WELL, DARLING... THAT MONSTER... IS ME!!" Mettaton ripped off his blue dress and zoomed towards the pony.
Celestia's SOUL popped out.
"THIS IS IT DARLING! SAY GOODBYE!" Mettaton readied his attack.
"Uh hold on! I need to take this!" The pony remarked.
"UGH. HURRY UP THEN"
"Alphys, what do I do now!?"
"H-hey! Th-this seems bad, but don't worry!! Th-there's one last thing I installed on your phone...!" Alphys reassured, "See t-the yellow button on the side of your phone...? P-press it!!!"
Celestia did so, the phone resonated with Mettaton's presence...!
"GOODBYE DARLING!" Mettaton was about to attack.
Celestia's white heart had turned upside down, facing Mettaton, and flashed yellow. "Oh YEAH!"
Alphys instructed the pony one more time, "It worked!! Quickly, use it like you would use a gun!!"
"Uh, j-just think about shooting!!"
Celestia tried, the yellow heart shot little yellow pellets at Mettaton, it seemed to be damaging him. 'Yes!'
"OOOH! OOOOOOOH! YOU'VE DEFEATED ME!!" Mettaton yelped in 'pain'. "HOW CAN THIS BE, YOU WERE STRONGER THAN I THOUGHT, ETC" He sounded rather bored, "WHATEVER" Mettaton flew away, Celestia's SOUL went back in her chest.
'Huh? Anti-climatic' The filly thought to herself.
"L-looks like you beat him! Y-you did a really great job out there" Alphys praised.
"Heheh, all thanks to you Alphys" The alicorn replied.
"What? Oh no, I mean... You were the one doing everything cool! I just wrote some silly programs on your phone" Alphys stated, waving the praise off.
"But those 'silly' programs made me do all those cool thing!" The pony remarked.
"Oh, w-well I guess so... umm, h-hey, this might sound strange, but... c-can I tell you something?" Alphys sheepishly asked
"Sure, go ahead"
The doctor took a deep breath, "B-before I met you, I d-didn't really... I didn't really like myself very much. For a long time, I f-felt like a total screw-up. L-like I c-couldn't do a-anything without... W-without ending up letting everyone down" Alphys confessed sadly, "B-but...! Guiding you has made me feel... A lot better about myself. So... Thanks for letting me help you"
A big smile was plastered on the pony's face, "Anytime Alphys"
"Uhhh, anyway, we're almost to the CORE. It's just past MTT Resort. Come on! Let's finish this!"
Celestia made her way towards the MTT resort, she spotted the Royal guards and gave them a quick wave before she went on up to the resort. She immediately spotted a small skeleton hanging out near the entrance of the resort.
"Uncle Sans!" Celestia gasped happily as she went up to the monster. "How's it going?"
"good. so, i heard you're going to the core. how about grabbing some dinner with me first?"
The filly tapped her hoof on her chin playfully "Hmm, should I...sure!"
"great, thanks for treating me" He joked, making Celestia wear a humorous smirk. Sans walked over to an alleyway, suggesting that the pony should follow, "over here. i know a shortcut" Celestia closely followed Sans through the alleyway, in a flash, they were in a restaurant.
Sans seated himself to the table near the middle, the filly sat on the other side, "Wow, this place looks nicer on the inside"
"well, i guess you can say that" Sans took a moment before he continued, "so. your journey's almost over, huh?"
Celestia's eyes widened a little, 'Not the topic I expected' she cleared her throat before she spoke, "Um, I-I guess"
"you must really wanna go home. i know the feeling"
"N-no! That's, that's not it. I like this place, I really do! It's just-" She gave out a tired sigh, "I have no choice"
"yeah, you told me why you 'have to' get back up. to solve your...'condition'. but, do you really think they'll help you? i'm pretty sure the scientist could help you out with ya problem" Sans suggested.
"..." Celestia stared blankly at the candle on the table.
"ah, forget it. i'm rootin' for ya, tia" The skeleton assured her.
Celestia looked at him with appreciation, "Thanks uncle Sans"
Sans looked away for a moment, then looked back at Celestia, "hey. howza bout i tell you a story." The alicorn's ears perked up in curiosity, "so i'm a sentry in snowdin forest, right?" Celestial nodded, "i sit out there and watch for ponies. it's kind of boring. fortunately, deep in the forest... there's this HUGE locked door. and it's perfect for practicing knock knock jokes. so one day, i'm knocking 'em out, like usual. i knock on the door and say 'knock knock'. and suddenly, from the other side...i hear a woman's voice. 'who is there?' so, naturally, i respond: 'dishes' 'dishes who?' 'dishes a very bad joke'"
Sans has to wait for Celestia to stop laughing.
After the laughter, Sans continued, "yeah, she basically did that. so i keep 'em coming, and she keeps laughing. she's the best audience I've ever had. then, after a dozen of 'em, SHE knocks and says... ''Knock knock!' I say, 'who's there?' 'old lady!' 'old lady who?' 'oh! i did not know you could yodel!'"
Sans once again, waited for the laughter to die down.
"needless to say. this woman was extremely good. we kept telling each other jokes for hours. eventually, i had to leave. papyrus get kind of cranky without his bedtime story. but she told me to come by again, and so I did. then i did again, and again. it's a thing now. telling bad jokes through the door. each time i came by, she always sounded happier. wether it was from my jokes or not, I was happy, too." Sans' smile wavered, "one day, though, i noticed that she wasn't laughing that much, she barely laughed at all. i asked her what was up, then she told me something strange. 'if a pony ever comes through this door...... could you please, please promise me something? watch over them, protect them, will you not?' now, i hate making promises. and this woman, i don't even know her name. but... someone who sincerely likes bad jokes... has an integrity you can't say no to"
There was silence for a while.
Celestia stared into the candle on their table, 'Mom, you always cared for me. Even when you weren't around'
"do you get what i'm saying? that promise i made to her... you know what would have happened if she hadn't said anything? ...Tia" Sans closed his eyesockets, only to reopen them to reveal pitch black sockets, staring straight into the pony. "Y o u w o u l d ' v e b e e n d e a d."
Celestia was too shock to speak, a chill ran down her spine. She silently thank Toriel for what she'd done.
Sans closed his eye sockets again, to reopen and show his more friendly look, "hey. lighten up tia. just messin' around with ya" He assured Celestia.
The fear the filly had mostly washed away, but there was something she couldn't get off her mind, "Hey, uncle Sans, is there any chance... That you talked to m-that woman recently?"
"as a matter-o-fact, i was just about to say that" Celestia listened closely, "well, when you were having a sleepover at our place, i went to go see her. we did the usual, told each other bad jokes, but i felt like she was hiding something, i could hear it in her voice. when i talked about you coming over she went silent. and when i told her that you had an, 'accident' with your magic... she bombarded me with all these questions. 'Is she okay?' 'Did you check her temperature?' 'Does she have any bruises?' 'Did you give her pie to calm her down?'. you know, questions that moms would usually say. so, here's the million G question. The woman from the door... Do you know her?"
Celestia took a moment to respond, "Yeah, she's my mom" Celestia let out a half-hearted laugh. "It was obvious, right?"
"at first, maybe. i didn't think she would let her kid go out on her own, you know, facing dangers, destruction, death, usually stuff that moms don't let their kid do. i'm not calling her a bad mom, maybe just a lazy one" Sans shrugged, unknowingly angering the pony.
Celestia felt a pang of rage inside her. She banged her fore legs on the table, eyes glaring at Sans with distraught, "We had no choice! We did it because we had to! All because I'll suffer if I stay down here for good! I wanted to stay! I really did! But I couldn't! It wasn't fair! It- it's not fair! I-I it's n-not..." Tear started pricking her eyes.
"t-tia" Sans quickly went to the alicorns side and rubbed her mane to try and comfort her. "it's okay... you'll be alright... your mom did the right thing" He felt the filly hug tightly onto his jacket, sobbing quietly. "shh... you'll be okay now, alright?"
Celestia looked up to Sans and gave a slow nod, she wiped her tears away, "Th-that why I went on th-this journey in the first place. *sniff* So I could break the barrier and I can live with mom on the surface" Celestia rubbed her eyes to get the last tear drop, she looked back at Sans, "I want to break the barrier, so I can with all of you on the surface. I know I can break it. I have to!" Her eyes no-longer teary, now filled with DETERMINATION. "I promise I'll help you guys get out. You tell Papyrus, Undyne, Mom, that can help them with anything. Okay?"
Sans chuckled at Celestia and casually ruffed up her mane, "like i said, i'm rootin' for ya. and i'm pretty sure a lot of people are too"
Sans and Celestia walked out from the MTT resort. Celestia waved goodbye to her uncle, and was filled with DETERMINATION.
After waving goodbye to Sans, Celestia took a few steps back into the resort. But she heard a 'crink' noise from underneath her feat. '...?' Celestia looked down, it was a note. Curious to see what was written, the pony picked up the note.
Hey! Go up the alleyway on the right for some great deals!
Celestia, now curious, trotted over to the alleyway. She instantly saw two monsters. One that looked like a green alligator, the other, a purple cat. They were in a conversation and didn't notice the pony a few feet away. Celestia cleared her throat to gain their attention.
The two monsters turned around, and let out a surprised gasp.
"Bratty! Is that..."
"Catty! Is that...."
"The pop pony!!!"
The monsters, Bratty and Catty, squealed loudly, rushing up to a surprised Celestia.
"We're totally like... Your biggest fans!" Catty squealed along side Bratty.
"We're like... Your biggest fans!" Bratty squealed along side Catty.
"Oh. Um, thanks, I guess" Celestia didn't really know what to say, but then remembered. "Oh yeah! Do you two have stuff on sale? I'd like to check it out"
Bratty and Catty turned around and whispered to each other.
"Bratty! Oh my god! Pop pony wants to buy our stuff!" Catty whispered loudly in delight.
"Shh! Catty! Be cool! I like, got this" Bratty and Catty turned around and gave Celestia a big smile. "So, like, what do you want to buy?"
"We got junk food, mysterious things, old western outfits. All that stuff!"
"Usually, the stuff is like"
"TOTALLY wicked expensive!"
"But, like, for you, it's like"
"TOTALLY wicked cheap!"
"Huh, okay" Celestia looked at the junk food first, it looked sorta old. "Where'd you get this stuff?"
"I mean, like, where does anyone get guns, or food, or..."
"We found it in the garbage!" Catty immediately covered her mouth in a futile attempt to stop Celestia from knowing.
"It's, GOOD garbage"
"It's like, really good garbage!
"Oh, where exactly did you get the garbage?" Celestia was a bit reluctant to bye anything from the monsters.
"Like, the garbage store." Bratty rhetorically answered, Bratty and Catty gave each other a glance. "Waterfall mostly" The alligator answered honestly this time.
"I found a gun in the dumpster!" Catty added proudly.
Celestia looked at the items on sale, she saw something that caught her eye. An interesting shiny white cable. "Hey, what's this thing? It doesn't look like it came from Waterfall"
"Oh, that thing? It's a electrical cord ...I think. There's a pretty funny story to that" Bratty explained.
"Funny? Bratty, I think the word you're looking for is, ADORABLE" Catty remarked to her best friend.
The alicorn was now interested, "Well, can I hear it?"
Bratty and Catty both giggled, "Like there's any other option"
"So, like, we're here minding our own junk, y'know, making sure nobody touches it." Bratty explained
"But then, like, the most adorable cat comes near us! Oh my god! It was so cute!!! It was all fluffy and it was black and white and it had the most adorable pair of wings I've ever seen! " Catty squeed as she described the cat.
'When did cats have wings?' Celestia silently wondered, but still listened to the story.
"So, like, Catty was all over it in a flash, cuddling and cooing. Then, like, it gave Catty this weird cord thing and some weird note. Now, we usually don't buy stuff, but like, this cat didn't look like it wanted money. Then, like, it was gone after that. It was, like, totes weird"
"Aww come on, Bratty" Catty whined to her friend. "You gotta admit that cat was fricking adorbs! All cats are" Catty posed cutely as she said the last statement.
"Yeah you're right"
Catty gave Bratty a shock glance.
They both laughed, "Bratty, NOO!!!"
"I'm just kidding!! Kind of" Bratty looked back at Celestia, "So like, do you want to buy it?"
"Its only 75G"
Celestia looked at her satchel, there was still a lot of G she had left, "Sure! I'll buy it. But can I also see that weird note?" Celestia handed them 75G, Bratty gave her the cord and weird note. Celestia looked at the note, it was badly written, and the words didn't make sense. The only words she could understand was 'hi' and 'pony'.
Hi reira ! taea e koe te hoatu i tenei pai ki pony hoki ahau ? Mauruuru koe ! :) I te ara , e kore e korerotia ki te tangata te tīari ahau , e pupuri ahau he kōtaha iti , whakawhetai .
'Maybe it's in another language?' Celestia was still curious about the note, but she had another thing in mind. "So, what does the cord do?"
"Well, like, it looks like a cable"
"And like, cables usually put things in other things and stuff like that!"
"Its basically like, science-y stuff"
"Hmm..." 'Maybe Alphys knows what this thing is' Celestia put the note and cable in her satchel and waved goodbye to the allycat and alligator.
Celestia made her way out of the hotel, and near the entrance of the CORE. 'This is it'
"Hey...! Uh, this is Undyne..." Undyne introduced.
"Hey Undyne! What's up?"
"Well, uh...Shut up Papyrus! I'm trying to speak!" Undyne's voice could be heard, although muffled, "PONY!!! You have to deliver something for me!!!"
"Can I do it later?"
"WHAT?!? NO! You have to do it now!!!" Undyne roared through the phone.
"Ok, I'll do it later, don't worry, I'll talk back in.... Probably an hour from now"
"PONY!!!! DON'T YOU DARE HANG-"
Celestia knew Undyne wanted something badly, but she had another things to get through. After dealing with the CORE, she would do the task. Celestia walked towards the entrance of the CORE, filled with DETERMINATION.
Celestia looked at the entrance of the CORE, she suddenly saw something, or someone moving away from the entrance. 'What was that?'
The alicorn's phone rang just as she was about to enter the next area.
"Hey, Alphys, I saw what I think are other monsters. Are there suppose to be any here?" Celestia asked the scientist.
"What? N-nobody else is s-suppose to be here... Oh well! We can't worry about that now! Just keep moving forward" Alphys replied.
"Ok" The filly remembered something from earlier, "Wait, there's one more thing I have to ask"
"I, uh, got this white cable from some monsters awhile ago, do you know what it might be?" The filly asked.
"A white c-cable? Hmm... W-well, can you give me a better description?"
Celestia examined the item more thoroughly, "It's white, and it looks like a cable... Oh! And there's some sort of code thing on it! Uh, 68-9027... Does that mean anything?"
"Eheheh, w-well it means my jobs a bit easier" Alphys joked, "It's j-just a transferable cable, it can move one item from, let's say, a computer, to another, like a hard drive. It can transfer files, documents, and even works as a music stereo! Is, is that enough information?"
The pony smiled "Plenty, I'll be heading to CORE. I'll talk to you later"
Celestia looked at the white cable, 'I guess this might have some use, I'll keep it for later" She took a deep breath, and walked into the CORE.
The CORE looked very different from what Celestial had been use to. There were strange pattern on the floor, powerlines covering the entire room, and most likely the next, everything had a distinct deep blue colour, and the elevator to the castle was right in front of her. The pony felt anxious, but stay determined.
"Ready? This is it! Take the elevator to the top of the CORE!" Alphys instructed. Celestia trotted over to the elevator, but something was wrong.
The elevator wasn't working.
"Um, Alphys, the elevator isn't working"
"What?" The doctor exclaimed in disbelief "The elevator should be working... W-well then! Go to the right and keep heading up!" She instructed. Celestia did as she said, but there was only a giant put of fire in her path. "Alright! Now just keep heading up!"
"How am I suppose to do that!? There's a giant pit of fire three feet away from me!" The pony exclaimed.
"...that pit.... Isn't on my map. F-forget it! L-let's try the left side!" Alphys suggested.
Celestia teleported out of the room and went to the left path, there wasn't any fire to be seen. 'Thank goodness'
"Okay, you should be able to make it through here... " Celestia looked forward, and saw a monster rushing up to her. "W-watch out!"
Celestia's SOUL appeared as Madjick swayed towards her. "Um, hi, can we-"
"Abra!" Madjick interrupted her,
Celestia tried to talk to it again, "Uh, I think we should-"
"Cadabra!" It interrupted her again.
The filly had gotten ticked off, "Listen can we stop-"
"ALAKAZAM!!!" Suddenly Madjick attacked the pony with a spell, then proceeded to summon it's other attacks.
Celestia tried to dodge, but saw that whenever she wanted to move her SOUL one way, she went in the opposite direction, it confused the pony greatly. She shook her head violently and tried to ignore Madjick and instead think of more calming things, she snapped out of her confusion.
"Hocus pocus" Madjick unleashed another attack.
Luckily, thanks to her calming her mind, Celestia's SOUL moved the way she wanted, and dodged all attacks. The pony tried talking to Madjick again, nothing changed, but Madjick looked satisfied. "Can we stop fighting?"
Madjick nods and Celestia's SOUL went back in her chest. Madjick zoomed off.
"Phew" Celestia sighed in relief.
"Th-that was close..." Alphas said from the phone, which Celestia didn't notice was still on until now. "Wh...why are there so many monsters here?" Alphys muttered to herself. "I mean... It's no problem, r-r-right? W-w-we've just got to keep heading forward!" She assured.
Celestia moved on to the next room.
Although the pony had some trouble with the previous room, she stay determined and let Alphys guide her through the CORE, even though Alphys didn't know what to do half the time. Celestia was at a crossroad, she gave the scientist a ring.
"Alphys, I need some help, which way am I suppose to go?"
"A crossroad...Uhh... Uhh...tr...try heading yo the right! I'm sure- *knock knock* um... j-just go that way... I'll call back"
Celestia put on a puzzling look, 'What was that about? Did somebody knock or something?' She shook off the strange all and went right like Alphys instructed.
Celestia saw the laser puzzle from before, the pony waited for Alphys to call...
But it never came.
Celestia waited some more for the call from Alphys, there was still no ring. 'Where'd you go?' Celestia grabbed her phone and gave Alphys a ring...
There was no response.
'She's, she's probably in the bathroom' Celestia tried the laser puzzle herself, the alicorn made her way grouch half of it unscathed, but the other half was just a long line of blue lasers, making it impassable to cross through it all. The pony huffed, 'This is impossible! I'm can't walk through it unless I- ohhh" Celestia used her magic to make a shield spell above her. She took a few cautions steps forward, the shield had deflected the blue lasers. Celestia grinned as she made it through the laser puzzle with ease.
The alicorn got ready to move on, but something wasn't right, Alphys wasn't calling to guide her. And she hadn't answered her phone, Celestia walked to the next room, feeling slightly alone.
Celestia looked at her surroundings, there was a lot of crossroads, luckily there were also signs that could guide her through the CORE. As Celestia read through the signs, she was beginning to feel that the signs were more philosophical than instructional. Until she came across a sign near a force field. She read it to hopefully find out what to do.
To the East! This is the end
'Okay, just have to pass this barrier' Celestia came up to the electrical force field, she could see the other side, with a deep breath the alicorn used her magic to teleport to the other side of the barrier. Celestia looked around, it had worked. "Yes!" She continued to the next area.
The pony found herself on a long bridge with a strangely familiar monster blocking her way. Luckily Celestia figured out that this monster was very much like the one from the RUINS, with the right words, she spared it in the flash of an eye. The pony determinedly made it to what appeared to be the end of the CORE.
"So I'm hear already..." The filly muttered to herself. Before she walked to the next and final area, she took her phone out of her satchel.
'Come Alphys, where are you?'
There was no response.
Celestia sighed, she was concerned about where the scientist was, but still knew that she had other things to do first.
With DETERMINATION, Celestia walked into the next area.
Right as Celestia walked into the next room, she spotted Mettaton, standing in the middle of some strange wide platform. Celestia's brows furrowed and she cautiously made her way infront of the robot. They were now only a few feet apart.
The pony gave him a hard stare, "I should've know it was YOU behind this Mettaton" She spat.
"HMM, AND YET YOU DIDN'T. HA. TALK ABOUT AN OBLIVIOUS FOOL" Mettaton insulted.
Celestia's eyes narrowed even further, "I am NOT an oblivious fool, YOU are!"
Mettaton gave out a robotic laugh, "OH PAH-LEASE DARLING. YOU'VE BEEN BLIND THIS WHOLE TIME! YOU WERE JUST A PUPPET, AND ALPHYS WAS PULLING YOUR STRINGS. YOU THINK YOU AND HER WERE 'STOPPING' ME? FROM KILLING YOU AND TAKING YOUR SOUL? IT. WAS. ALL. AN. ACT."
The pony's eyes widened a bit then narrowed even more, "Th-those are lies! All of them!"
"YOU SHOULD REALLY STOP DENYING THIS DARLING, AND FACE THE TRUTH. AS SHE WATCHED YOU ON THE SCREEN, SHE GREW ATTACHED TO YOUR LITTLE ADVENTURE. SHE DESPERATLY WANTED TO BE APART OF IT. SO SHE DECIDED TO INSERT HERSELF INTO THE STORY. SHE REACTIVATED PUZZLES. SHE DISABLED ELEVATORS. SHE ENLISTED ME TO TORMENT YOU. ALL SO SHE COULD SAVE YOU FROM THE DANGERS THAT DIDN'T EXIST. ALL SO YOU WOULD THINK SHE IS A GREAT PERSON... THAT. SHE'S. NOT" Mettaton revealed to the pony.
Celestia was shocked in disbelief, "N-no... She wouldn't, c-couldn't... Didn't!!! S-she didn't do it!!!" Celestia wasn't trying to convince Mettaton anymore, she was trying so, so hard, to convince herself.
"OH MY GOD, FACE THE FACTS!!! CAN'T YOU SEE YOU'VE BEEN TRICKED!?!? THIS WAS JUST SO SHE COULD BE APART OF YOUR STORY, SO SHE COULD BE AN IDOL IN YOUR EYES!! THIS ISN'T REALLY REAL, I DON'T EVEN HAVE DESIRES TO HARM PONIES, FAR FROM IT ACTUALLY. MY ONLY DESIRE, IS TO ENTERTAIN" Mettaton explained.
Celestia was now wide eyed, "Alphys..." Celestia felt betrayed, but desperately tried to hide it.
"WHAT A SHAME, SO SAD YOU HAD TO LEARN ABOUT IT THIS WAY. BUT CHEER UP DARLING, BECAUSE... IT'S TIME FOR A PLOT TWIST" Mettaton raised his hand as stage lights appeared around them and below them.
When Celestia looked down she was shocked, there were monsters all around the platform she and Mettaton were on. They looked excited.
"SORRY, FOLKS! THE OLD PROGRAM'S BEEN CANCELLED!!! BUT WE GOT A FINALE THAT WILL DRIVE YOU WILD!!!" Mettaton happily announced as the audience cheered. Suddenly, the platform lifted up and went higher, as did the crowds, seats. "REAL ACTION!!! REAL DRAMA!!! REAL BLOODSHED!!! ON OUR NEW SHOW... ATTACK OF THE KILLER ROBOT!!!!" Everyone screamed in delight.
Celestia's SOUL popped out, which was now turned upside down and yellow.
"I WAS THE ONE THAT RE-ARRANGED THE CORE! I WAS THE ONE THAT HIRED EVERYONE TO KILL YOU! ALTHOUGH, YOU DIDN'T FIGHT ALL OF THEM, ACTUALLY I THINK YOU FOUGHT ONLY TWO, WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. LUCKILY, IT WILL MAKE YOUR DEATH MORE ENJOYABLE!! SO WIN-WIN"
Celestia growled, "You made it more difficult for no reason"
"OH THERE WAS A VERY GOOD REASON... RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE PRETTY POPULAR ON UNDETNET. EVERYONE LOVES YOU. BUT, YOU'RE JUST A ONE-HIT WONDER. BUT STILL, YOU GOT ME MY CHANCE TO BECOME EVEN MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU! TELLING EVERYONE ON UNDERNET THAT I'LL BE FIGHTING YOU TO THE DEATH? WHO WOULDN'T WATCH THAT?!?!?!?!" Mettaton boasted as the crowd went wild.
"So you just used me, to make you a celebrity?!?!?" Celestia exclaimed.
"UHH, DUH? OBVIOUSLY" Mettaton summoned attacks for the filly to shoot.
Celestia used her knowledge of how to use her yellow SOUL to block off the attacks, the crowd cheered.
Mettaton explained to Celestia how he would get her SOUL to cross through the barrier himself to become a star on the surface, he boasted about how millions of ponies would watch him and idolise him for being a star he always dreamed of being.
Celestia got hit by one of the attacks, the audience gasped. Celestia looked at Mettaton, 'I can't spare him when he wants me dead, what can I do...what can I' Her eyes widened, she remembered what happened previously, and where his weakness was.
'That button I saw... That might turn the tables. Just have to make him true around'
"WELL IT'S BEEN A FUN BATTLE, BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO DI-"
"Wait!" Celestia yelled out, "There's a mirror behind you, don't you want to look your best before killing me?"
"OH OF COURSE!" Mettaton turned around, revealing a giant switch behind his back. "WHERE'S THE MIRRIOR, I DON-"
The crowd gasped in shock, everyone went silent. Celestia had flipped Mettaton's switch.
"DID YOU... JUST FLIP...MY SWITCH?" Mettaton asked.
Celestia grinned wildly "Yep"
Mettaton turned around and put his arms on either side of his body, he was producing robotical beeps and boops. Until everything flashed into a bright blinding light. Celestia quickly used her wings and a shield to protect herself from the light.
Everything faded into a pitch black darkness. Then there was a sound that made the pony's spine shiver.
'What've I done...?'
Spotlights appeared on a silhouette covered in fog. It was where Mettaton was standing, but the silhouette was much different that want Celestia has seen before. She heard the audience around her start to cheer.
"oohhh my." The voice was unmistakably Mettaton's, but it sounded different. Much different. "If you flipped my switch, that could only mean one thing. You're DESPERATE for the premier for my new body"
"No I'm not, I'm really not, why do you sound different? What's going on?" Celestia muttered, slightly terrified.
"Hahahaha. How rude... But luckily for you and everyone else, I've been aching to show this off for a long time. So... as thanks, I'll give you a handsome reward. I'll make your last living moments... " Suddenly two giant blue holographic wings and horn sprouted out of the silhouette and the fog disappeared. Now the new Mettaton was completely visible. Mettaton had the bipedal body of a stallion that ended with bright pink heels, a glossy black metal mane. His holographic blue wings sprouted out from his back and the horn from the top of his forehead.
The audience went wild as lights on the stage turned pink and music began to play. Celestia wouldn't admit it, but the music was rather catchy.
Mettaton began posing quickly and dramatically, Meanwhile Celestia was questioning her love life sanity.
"Light! Cameras! Action!" The fabulous robot announced as he zoomed towards the alicorn, swinging his leg at her. Celestia didn't have enough time to dodge at got hit directly in the muzzle, the audience winced as Celestia got kicked and tumbled down.
"Come on darling, surely you have more than THAT" Mettaton EX teased at the pony.
Celestia slowly got up and smiled at Mettaton, "You know it's not!" Despite being hurt, she posed dramatically. The audiences cheered loudly.
Mettaton stared at the ratings chart above, it was gradually going higher. He smiled, "Okay, pony, let's see if you can handle THIS" Mettaton summoned tinnier versions of his former self.
Celestia shot them all while dramatically posing for the audience.
The audience rejoiced and chanted Celestia's name. She banged her head to the music and began dancing rhythmically to the beat.
Great moves! +300
Mettaton stared in disbelief as the ratings went high as the alicorn kept dancing to the music. 'Wow, she's good' He smiled and got everyone's attention, "Okay darling, try to keep up!"
"With pleasure!" Celestia grinned as Mettaton attacked while posing spectacularly. Celestia evaded all attacks while also, posing with attitude, at the end of the barrage of attacks, they both posed together in sync. The audience loved it.
Spectacular choreography! +1000
"Well since you've showed your heart to me, why don't I show you mine?" Mettaton's heart popes out of his centre and began summoning lightning bolts to attack.
Celestia dodged them and shot Mettaton's heart with a strong direct hit. Mettaton's arms bust out of their sockets, and his hologram wings had flickered away. Everyone gasped, had Celestia gone to far? "Y-your arms! Are you okay?"
Mettaton quickly snapped out of his shock and smiled, "Arms? Who needs arms..." Mettaton EX did a dramatic pose with his legs, "With legs like these!?!"
Da truth!! +100
Celestia nodded, "Well, I bet I'm not going to get hit AT ALL!!!" The crowd chanted the pony's name.
Mettaton summoned the attack, and like Celestia said, she didn't get hit, the ratings got even higher.
"Come on! Mettaton! It's time for a pose off!" The alicorn yelled as she posed cutely. "I'll be posing so good, that you'll need oil for those legs!!!"
Mettaton light heartedly scoffed as he posed in sync with Celestia, and the audience went nuts. Mettaton laughed, "Come on now darling, it's been a fun ride, but we both know who'll win at the end! Now witness the true power of pony kind's star!" Mettaton's heart flew out again, this time, more heavily guarded, and Mettaton trying to kick Celestia up to oblivion.
Celestia smiled, she evaded attacks, while posing, attacked the heart, while posing, and even when she got damaged, she was still posing as best as she could, then, with one last hit, Mettaton's legs blew up, and his blue horn had faded away. Leaving only his head and torso.
PERFECT FINAL MOVES!!! +2000
Suddenly the music faded out, silence taking its place.
"OHH LOOK AT THESE RATINGS!!! THESE ARE THE MOST VIEWERS I'VE EVER HAD!!! WE'VE REACHED THE VIEWER CALL-IN MILESTONE! ONE LUCKY VIEWER WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO TALK TO ME... BEFORE I LEAVE THE UNDERGROUND FOREVER!!" He announced loudly to his audience. "LET'S SEE WHO CALLS IN FIRST!" Celestia heard a ringing sound coming from Mettaton's chest. "HI YOU'RE ON TV! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS, OUR LAST SHOW???"
A voice came out of the speaker, a very, familiar voice.
"... oh........ hi... mettaton... i really liked watching your show.... my life is pretty boring... but... seeing you two on screen... brought excitement to my life... vicariously... i can't tell, but... i guess this is the last episode...? i'll miss you... mettaton..... oh.... i didn't mean to talk for so long....oh........"
"NO! WAIT! BL.... H....THEY ALREADY HUNG UP...." The robot muttered sadly, but shook off the sadness, "I'LL TAKE ANOTHER CALLER!!! " More happy callers were saying their goodbyes to Mettaton.
Meanwhile, Celestia's mind clicked, 'Blooky's friend...it's Mettaton! And that iPod must be his too!' The pony blinked, 'The iPod... The cable!' Celestia got both items out of her satchel, she had an idea, an idea to make this Finale worth-while. "Woo-hoo! Go Mettaton! You're amazing!" Celestia shouted out loud to both the audience and the robot, "ME-TTA-TON! ME-TTA-TON! ME-TTA-TON! ME-TTA-TON!" Celestia chanted, other people from the crowd began to cheer as well.
While the audience was chanting, the alicorn slipped past the robot's view and carefully put in the cable, and picked out the perfect song to play.
"I-I-I, THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ALL ARE SO SUPORTIVE-" Mettaton stopped himself when he heard some familiar music, "T-THAT SONG..."
The filly came into his view, "Give them a finale they deserve" She took a deep breath and began to sing.
"I can't help it if I make a scene~"
"Step-ping out of my hot-pink limousine~"
"I'm turning head~ And I'm stop-ping traffic~"
"When I pose, they scream~ And when I joke, they laugh~"
"I've got a-" Mettaton started to sing.
"Pair of eyes that they're get-ting lost in~"
"They're hypnotised by my way of walking~"
"I got them dazzled like a stage Ma-gi-cian~"
"When I point, they look-"
"And when I talk, they listen-"
"Everybody needs a friend~and I got you, and you and you~"
"So many we can't even name them~ Can you blame us? We're too famous~"
"Haven't you noticed I'm a star! I'm coming into view as the world is turning~"
"Haven't you noticed, I made it this far~"
"Now everyone can see me burning~"
"Now everyone can see me burning~"
"Now everyone cansee me burning~"
The pony bowed as crowd gave their last ginormous applause for both Mettaton and Celestia. The door were unlocked so the audience said their last goodbyes as they exited the room. Leaving only the pony and robot left.
"Wow. You did great out there Mettaton!" Celestia looked at the robot, then gasped, Mettaton was not moving, and his eyes were blank, "M-Mettaton?"
A voice popped out from the speaker, "Mettaton EX's battery is at -0%- please send this body back to the Royal scientist laboratory as soon as possible. Thank you, and have a nice day~!"
The alicorn gave the robot a soft smile, "I'll get you back to Alphys' lab, don't worry" Then another memory popped up inside the pony's mind, 'Alphys... I'll talk to her about it later' Celestia grabbed Mettaton's torso and teleported back to the lab.
When Celestia teleported back to the lab, it was empty, no one was here.
"Hello? Alphys!. Are you in here?"
Celestia grabbed into Mettaton again and teleported up to the higher level of the lab. Still, there was no sign of the Doctor anywhere. "Stay here Mettaton" The filly put down Mettaton gently onto the table. Celestia looked around a bit more, there was no one here. The alicorn teleported back down to the lower level of the lab, she saw something particular on the desk of the scientist's computer. It was a blue letter, with one pink heart to seal it's contents. 'Was that there before?' The pony was about to pick it up until.
Celestia was filled with relief to know that Alphys was alright.
"Finally, where are you? I've been looking all over for you!"
"U-uh, y-yeah. C-can we d-discuss that l-later?" Alphys whispered through the phone, she sounded scared, "L-listen, I-I-I need h-help! P-please!"
Celestia was getting worried, "Alphys, what's wrong! Where are you!"
"L-l-listen! P-please! I-I need help! I'm at th-the garbage dump. Please, please hurry!" Alphys sounded more scared than before.
"Wait, Alphys, can you just tell me what's going on I mean-"
There was shuffling noise from the other side of the phone. "I-I can't t-talk. Just h-hurry up!"
Worried that her friend might be in danger, Celestia quickly teleported to the Waterfall dump.
Celestia arrived at the Waterfall dump, everything still looked the same. The pony looked around, Alphys was nowhere to be seen. "Alphys!" The filly called out, "Alphys!!" She waited for a response.
Celestia heard some shuffling to her left, she ran over to check it out. "Alphys! Ae you there!?"
"Pony!" A voice yelled behind the pile of garbage, the voice belonged to Undyne. Undyne showed herself, and to Celestia's surprise, she was not only wearing her usual blank tank top, but also a nice leather jacket, her velvet hair was also styled nicely. Undyne gave the pony an intense glare.
Celestia gave out an awkward laugh, "Hey Undyne! How's it going? You look nice! What's the occasion?" Undyne crossed her arms, still staring at her. "Um... You're mad about me not helping you earlier, aren't you?"
Undyne groaned uncrossing her arms, "Of course I am! You were suppose to deliver a letter to Alphys!"
Celestia's fear disappeared, replaced with confusion, "That's what you're mad about? A letter to Alphys? Can't you deliver messages yourself?"
Undyne got madder, but now she was blushing too, "S-SHUT UP! OF COURSE I CAN DELIVER LETTERS, IT'S JUST THAT IT'S IN HOTLAND AND WE BOTH KNOW WHY I CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO GO TO HOTLAND!"
"I'm confused, did you deliver the letter or not?" The filly asked.
She sighed, she calmed down a bit, "Well, since you weren't bothered to help, Papyrus went with plan B. Plan B was... well..." Undyne mumbled the last parts.
Celestia had a small smirk plastered on her face, "Let me guess, since I wasn't there, Papy 'challenged' you to do it yourself making you turn into a rampaging mess that delivered the letter for Alphys, and you probably surplexed anything and everything that blocked your path"
Undyne stared in shock, "THAT'S... Sort of right...But I also kinda ran off after I knocked and slid the letter under the door"
Undyne groaned annoyed, "Oh my god! Do I have to spell everything out for you!? I asked Alphys to hang out in Waterfall and I realised that I wasn't wearing anything cool so I ran off to wear something cooler! And now I can't find her anywhere!"
The pony put two and two together and realised that Undyne had asked Alphys on a date. Celestia used her all her DETERMINATION to not squee loudly. 'I got to help Undyne out with the date' Celestia cleared her throat, "Undyne, as the best wingmare there is, I shall help you with this date!"
Undyne huffed, "It's not a date if there's no one to date with!"
The pony thought, she clapped her fore-hooves, "How about we role play!"
"OK pony listen!" Undyne shouted sternly, "I don't need to roleplay a date with you, I need to find Alphys! And I can't find Alphys when I'm 'dating' YOU!"
"HOW ABOUT I FIND HER?" A familiar voice asked from behind a garbage pile, Papyrus jumped over to them wearing sweatbands and a 'Jogology' shirt.
The alicorn gasped happily, "Papy!" She teleported onto his head and gave him a hug, "I didn't know Undyne brought you here too!"
"I didn't either" Undyne said shocked.
"OH THAT'S BECAUSE I SNUCK OUT TO HANG OUT WITH YOU AND ALPHYS!!! BUT THE PONY WILL ALSO SUFFICE" Papyrus got Celestia off his skull and gave her a bear hug.
The filly giggled, "This is perfect! Papyrus can go look for Alphys while Undyne and I start the dating role play!"
"A BRILLIANT PLAN PONY!!! I'LL GO DO MY PART!!" Papyrus ran off, searching for the scientist.
Celestia smiled at the scaly monster, "Ready to start the role play?"
"I have no choice don't I?" The pony nodded, Undyne sighed loudly, "Guess I'll do it"
"Great! Then with all that said and done, DATING START!!"
Celestia and Undyne were now on a pretend date. Saying it was awkward would be the understatement of the year, at least that's what Undyne feels.
"So, Undyne" Celestia smirked, "On this date-"
"It's not a date" Undyne claimed.
"DON'T INTERRUPT" The alicorn cleared her throat, "On this date, I will be Undyne while you will be Alphys"
"WHAT!?!? WHY CAN'T I BE ME?!?! I'M ME!!" Undyne exclaimed loudly to the pony.
"Undyne, Just, just.... OK?(1)" The filly replied, "This is because I can show you what to say. And how you would think Alphys acts, therefore showing how much you know about Alphys'" She explained.
"That's, a good justification to be honest" Undyne to a deep breath, "OK...Oh! Hi Undyne! It's me! Alphys! Your super cool awesome science friend!" Undyne said in a falsetto tone.
Celestia looked at her sternly, even though she was laughing on the inside. "Undyne, no, just no. Where's the stuttering, the shy tone, and when has she yelled like THAT?" The filly criticised.
The monster raised her hands in defence, "Don't blame me! I'm not good at acting"
"It's okay no one's good at acting the first time" The alicorn reasurred, "OK, no more criticism, back to rollplay" she cleared her throat. "Ngaaaahhhh!!! Hey babe! Your lookin' fine~" The filly flirted in a raspy voice.
"WHEN DO I SOUND LIKE THAT!?!" Undyne exclaimed.
"No interrupting!" The pony reminded, she continued in her 'Undyne' voice, "You are so cute and adorable!!! Ngaaahhh!!!!"
Undyne groaned, bringing back her 'Alphys' voice, "Oh! I didn't know you felt that about me this way..."
"And then you kiss Alphys" The pony instructed.
Undyne face palmed, "Pony, no... I don't just want to rush in!!!"
"But isn't that your go-to thing to do?" Celestia asked.
"That's battling, not dating..." The monster claimed.
Celestia grinned, "Then why do people say loves a 'battlefield'" She laughed at Undyne's expression.
"THAT'S IT!!" Undyne shouted, "YOU'RE NOT BEING SERIOUS ABOUT THIS! I'M GOING TO FIND ALPHYS!!!" Undyne tried to storm away, but Celestia blocked her path.
"OK, OK. Maybe role playing wasn't the best idea"
"Oh really? I wouldn't have guess that?" Undyne's voice dripping with sarcasm.
The pony ignore her comment and continued, "Well, maybe instead of role playing the date, you can tell me what you'd do on the date"
"Finally a good idea. well first, we'll actually talk instead of flirting which would be REALLY awkward. Then we'll keep talking, telling each other jokes, and taking about pony history. Like when we usually hang out at the dump" Undyne explained.
"I see I see..." The pony nodded in understandment. "Well, what do you like most about her? Her knowledge, her 'history' books, her appearance"
"None of those" Undyne replied which shocked the filly, "I don't care if she's playing video games or reading history books. To me, all of that's just nerdy crap. What I like about her, is that she's PASSIONATE about it!!SHE'S ANALYTICAL !" She proclaimed with pride. "It may not seem like it, BUT SHE HAS PASSION FOR WHAT SHE DOES!! SHE ISN'T AFRAID OF DEFENDING WHAT SHE LIKES OR ACCUSING WHAT SHE DISLIKES! I MEAN, HAVE YOU SEEN HER RANTS ON UNDERNET!?!?" The alicorn nodded as Undyne continued, "HER PASSION, IT'S AMAZING! IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IT IS! WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS THAT SHE CARES ABOUT IT!!! 100 PERCENT!! AT MAXIMUM POWER!!!"
"R-really? Th-that's what you l-like about me?" A new voice replied, behind a garbage can.
Undyne looked shocked while Celestia just smiled, 'So you finally show yourself'
Alphys stepped into view, she was wearing a cute black dress with little white polka dots. She was smiling at Undyne, "I-I... I never knew that's what you liked a-about me" The scientist frowned, "I th-thought that y-you liked me b-because I knew all those cool things..." Alphys took a deep breath, "Undyne, I h-have to be honest. I... I lied to you, both of you" She glanced at Celestia, then back at Undyne, "I lied about almost everything... I thought that if I pretended to be someone I wasn't, you would like me better... I see I was wrong... Do you, do you really like me for my passion?"
Undyne crouched down to Alphys' eye level, "Of course" she answered in a calm voice, "But can you promise me something?" Alphys looked at her and nodded, "I want you to tell the truth from now on. I don't want you to lie to me, or anyone else. Can you promise that?"
Alphys took a moment to respond, then she abruptly hugged her, "Okay, I-I'll do it! I-I promise"
Undyne hugged back, "Great, because now..." She threw Alphys into the air, the scientist would've fell into the trash can if Celestia hadn't caught her. "IT'S TIME FOR TRAINING!!"
Undyne stood proudly, "Heck yeah! Alphys... I want you to become happy with who you are! And I know just the training you need to do that!
Alphys was shocked, "U-undyne, y-you... You're gonna train me...?" Her heart fluttered.
"Pfft, what? ME!? I'm gonna get Papyrus to do it" Undyne looked around, "Hey pony, can you bring Papyrus here?"
Celestia smiled, "With pleasure" in a flash, literaly the alicorn brought Papyrus, "Hey Papy! Wanna help out with Alphys'... um... 'Ego-boosting training'?"
The skeleton gasped happily, "WOULD I?" he looked at Alphys, "COME ON ALPHYS! LET'S GET THOSE BONES SHAKIN'!!! IT'S TIME TO JOG 100 LAPS, HOOTING ABOUT HOW GREAT WE ARE!"
Undyne brought out a stopwatch, "Ready? I'm about to start the timer!"
Alphys sweat dropped, but she looked determined, "U-undyne, I'll do my best...!" Alphys started running with the skeleton, while said skeleton started boasting about himself.
Meanwhile the pony chuckled, "Hey guys! Wait for me!" She was about to catch up when she heard a frightening scream, Undyne's scream.
"OH MY GOD!!!" Undyne grabbed the pony and stared at her intensely, "She said she lied about almost everything... Then the cartoons and comics, she lied about them being real... She kidding right?! Those cartoons... Those comics... Those are still REAL, right?!" She started shaking the filly violently, "ANIME'S REAL, RIGHT?!?!"
Celestia was fairly dizzy from the violent shaking, but still gave her an answer, "Uhh.... It's as real as I am... I guess, my head..."
Undyne let go of the dazed pony and laugh like crazy, "OF COURSE!!! I KNEW IT!!! GIGANTIC SWORDS!!! MAGICAL PRINCESSES!!! HERE I COME!!!" She laughed again, then realised Celestia was still lying on the floor, still dazed, "Oh uh... sorry pony... Thanks for everything... I guess" Celestia was not responding, "Um... Pony? Are you okay?" Undyne gently shook her, still no responding, Celestia appeared to be sound asleep. "Heh, guess that tired you ou-"
She was interrupted by a powerful burst of magic, it flung her back by a few meters, Undyne caught her balance and looked at the pony in shock, "P-pony?!"
Celestia was unconscious, but there was a powerful yellow aura surrounding her, the aura was gradually getting hotter.
Undyne looked around frantically, "PAPYRUS!! ALPHYS!! COME QUICK!!"
"U-undyne?" Said monster saw Alphys and Papyrus running towards her. "W-we heard an explosion, what's going o-" She gasped when she saw the pony. "O-oh my god, wha-what happened!?"
"I don't know! She just- and then- now all this-" Undyne was so shocked she couldn't talk properly.
"SHE'S DONE THIS BEFORE, WITH HER MAGIC GOING HAYWIRE" Papyrus inferred, looking desperately at the pony. "BUT IT NEVER WENT 'THIS' HAYWIRE!"
The aura around Celestia got bigger and engulfed her in a bubble like sphere, and started to lift her up. Undyne was the first to act, rushing up and grabbing the filly by the legs, she winced as her arms got burned by the yellow aura, but she held on and tried to pull the pony out of the bubble, "UUUGGHHH! HANG! ON!" The bubble lifted Celestia and Undyne up, Undyne dangled her legs, failing to pull the filly back down.
"I'M COMMING!" the skeleton ran and grabbed Undyne's legs and began to pull down, but the sphere was still putting up a fight.
"U-undyne! Papyrus! Alphys shouted helplessly, she put on a determined look and grabbed the skeletons leg and pulled as well, even though it did not do much to help, Celestia was almost out of the bubble.
Undyne grunted, "OKAY! EVERYONE PULL AS HARD AS YOU CAN ON THE COUNT OF THREE!" She instructed, "ONE!"
With one giant yank, Celestia was ripped out of the yellow aura, the bubble popped out of existence. The monsters fell back and hit the ground, all making audible 'oof's' Papyrus caught the filly before she hit the ground while Alphys ran to Undyne to check her injuries.
"A-are you okay Undyne? Your a-arms look terrible"
Undyne winced, but assured the doctor, "I'll live"
"UNDYNE..A-ALPHYS..." Papyrus whimpered, "S-SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH THE PONY". The two monsters looked at Celestia, their eyes widened. The filly had taken a beating, there were burns all over her coat and her mane had stopped flowing. Thankfully, the fast, shallow heaving from her flank told the monster she was alive, although barely.
Undyne stared at Celestia's battered body "Oh crap... Wh-what do we do now?! Is she gonna be okay?! I mean, what do we do!?"
"UH, WELL, WHEN THIS HAPPENED BEFORE MY BROTHER AND I JUST GAVE HER SOME REST" The skeleton replied.
"How's rest going to help her!?" She exclaimed.
As Papyrus and Undyne suggested and shot down each other's ideas, Alphys had an idea. "G-guys, I-I know what to do" A determined looked plastered on her face. "Undyne, Papyrus, I need you two to help carry the pony to my lab. I can do the rest" They both nodded in agreement, Alphys took a glance at Celestia "Don't worry, Celestia, I know what to do"
So this is the part where people will get massively spoiled.
I know, I know, you've heard this before, you've heard this a million times.
Chow for now
The pony felt nothing, she wasn't cold, she wasn't hot, she wasn't touching the ground. She was floating in what could only be described as a black void, with nothing there but herself.
"Mmnn..." Celestia groaned, she looked around, nothing was there.
Suddenly, right as the pony blinked, she saw two creatures in the distance. A small white dog, and a winged cat. The alicorn stared in confusion, 'H...how did they...?' She blinked again, now she saw something else entirely.
Celestia saw the place where she had first arrived in the underground, only difference was that there was no golden flowers and a small black pony was lying down, appearing lifeless. 'Who is he...?' She pondered silently.
Celestia blinked again, nothing much had changed, but now she saw a small goat monster, helping the black pony up to his hooves. 'What's going on?'
The alicorn blinked one more time, she was back in the void. This time though, the winged cat was right in front of her. Celestia's eyes widened a bit in realisation, "You're that cat... The cat that gave those monsters that cable thing..."
The feline let out a 'merrow' of...laughter? "It is true"
The filly let out a shocked gasp, the feline hadn't opened her mouth, but the voice had seemed to speak in her mind. "H-how? W-what? Who?"
"No questions please" The winged feline spoke once again in her mind, "When you wake up, find me".
"W-wait! What does that mean!? Who are you?!" Celestia asked frantically.
"It's time to wake up"
The alicorn felt herself on a bed, the the blankets covering her. "Hhmmnn..." She stretched and lifted herself up, it was difficult since the filly felt like she was lifting up a boulder.
Celestia groaned and rubbed her eyes, she was somewhere dirty, and old. The room she was in had rows of beds like her own, but the wall's paint had peeled and cracked while the floor had cracks as well. Celestia breathed heavily, "What is this place?" She muttered quietly.
The filly tensed up, she heard an unsettling noise. Celestia looked around, but nothing looked suspicious, she felt the rumbling again. It was coming from underneath her bed. Her breathing wavered, the filly cautiously peeked under, there was no sight of anything scary.
"Huh?" Celestia looked back up to come face to face with a giant white beast. "AAAAHHHH!!!!"
"AAAAWWWOOOOOO!!!!" The monster bellowed in fright. It scurried of to the other side of the room, whimpering in a hollow tone.
Celestia blinked, 'Is it...scared of me?' The filly carefully hooped out of bed and moved closer to the goopy creature. "Hi there. Are you okay? My name is Celestia" She introduced in a friendly tone. She examined the monster, it appeared to be some sort of dog mutation. With its facial features replaced with a black hole. The most noticeable thing about the monster was that there were gooey black blobs between its legs that were shaped like dogs with white goo representing their faces. The faces looked scared and worried.
The white beast perked its ears, it slowly padded towards Celestia. "AWWOOO???" The filly did the only thing that could be done, pet the dog mutation. As she pet the monster it's hole began to spit up some dog slobber, it was happy.
"Aww, your just a big softie aren't you?" The pony cooed, petting it gently, "What are you anyway?"
The mutated monster let out distorted barks, "AAN! GA!! MU!! GE!"
Celestia quickly realised that the monster was trying to say it's name, she tried to depicted the sounds "Algamugas?"
The gooey monster shook its head and tried again, "AN!! AGA!! ATES!!"
"Amalgams? Amagates? Amalgamites?" The monsters ears perked up and the last depiction, "Amalgamates?" The dog woofed happily and ran around the Alicorn. Celestia giggled, "So your an Amalgamate? Are there others?"
The Amalgamate nodded and let out a bellowing bark, suddenly other white goopy monsters appeared in thin air, some parts of the Amalgamates were parts from other monster the pony had encountered. Some part of Celestia was saying she should ran away in screaming terror, but the other half was saying she should stay.
The dog Amalgamate made distorted bellowing bakes and woofs to the other monsters, they replied with high pitched screeching or gurgled muttering. They all turned to the filly, staring at her intently. Celestia felt nervous, "Umm...something wrong?"
The bird-like monster screeched, "£€#Y@+€¥£?" it made nonsensical noises that Celestia couldn't decipher even if she tried.
"I don't understand."
The monster that looked like a snowdrake muttered something in reply, "...you are...the one....she had..told us.....you'd come..."
"Wh-what? Wh-who told you?" The filly stammered. The Amalgamates didn't seem to care about answering the question, they just muttered about how Celestia had supposedly 'set them free'.
Suddenly a yowl pierced through the air, the Amalgamates glanced at the source of the noise and either scattered or dissipated. Celestia wondered who had made the noise that made a giant dog monster scurry away like a frightened puppy. She spotted the noise maker and gasped in surprise, it was a winged cat, the same winged cat from her weird dream.
"Come and find me" The voice echoed in her mind. The feline unfolded it's wings and flew across the room, disappearing into a hallway.
Celestia instinctively ran, following the feline, "What up!" Where the cat was taking her, she didn't know.
Celestia followed the cat across the long hallway, it wasn't easy to the alicorn's surprise, this cat was fast. The pony was determined to follow it, wanting questions answered. "*huff* *huff* S-slow down! *puff* *huff*"
The feline seemed to respond when it slowed down significantly, entering the room ahead of her. Celestia quickly entered the room, she saw the cat licking its paw, sitting on some weird rock. She gasped for air, "*pant* How are *wheeze* you so *pant* fast!?" After she caught her breath, Celestia glanced at the winged feline, she then noticed the rock it was sitting on. 'How did I miss that!?!'
The cat was sitting not on a rock, but a crystal, a humongous, dark purple crystal, stretching to almost the far sides of each wall and disappearing into the seemingly bottom-less floor surrounding it.
The pony stared awestruck, "Is... Is this what you wanted to show me?" She asked the cat.
"Not exactly" The feline replied telepathically to a startled Celestia, "Quickly now, over here" It flew downwards and entered a room to the crystal's left. The pony followed.
In the room, was an old television with bookshelves filled with VHSes on either side. There was also a strange screen on the left-hand side of the room.
The alicorn was baffled, "Why'd you bring me here?" She check out the blank screen on the wall, it lit up when she approached it.
ENTRY NUMBER 4: I've been researching ponies to see if I can find any info about their SOULS. I ended up snooping around the castle... And found these weird tapes. I don't feel like ASGORE's watched them... I feel like he should watch some... other he shouldn't.
'Alphys must've written this, but what did she mean by weird tapes' Celestia wondered in her head.
"How about you find out?" The cat suggested, startling the pony again.
"Will you stop!? It's kinda creepy when a cat can read your mind" The feline meowed in response, "...Not a good start, but I'll take it" Celestia looked under the Television to see a VHS player and bunch of tapes, they seemed to be labeled in a specific order. 'Guess I'll start with number one' The filly lifted up the tape labeled '1' and pushed it in the slot, Celestia stared at the TV and waited. Voices were heard, but no video was showing.
"Psssst, Gorey, wake up."
"Mm? What is it, dear? ....err, and why do you have that video camera?"
"Shush! I want to get your reaction. Gorey, dearest. What is my favourite vegetable?"
"Hmm... Carrots, right?"
"No no no! My FAVOURITE vegetable is... Eda-MOM-e ...get it???"
"... Go back to bed, dear."
"No no!! Not yet! Heeheehee. Now, if I were a dog, what breed of dog would I be?"
"Hmm... I don't know, honey. What kind of dog would you be?'
"I would be... A MOMERANIAN."
"Hohoho! You sure are excited to have this child. You know, if you keep making jokes like this... One day, you could be... A famous MOMedian."
"... Well, I am going to bed."
"Hey! Come on, Tori! That one was funny!"
"Hahaha, I know. I am just teasing you. Goodnight, dear."
"... Oh dear, perhaps it is too dark in here for the video to come out..."
Celestia's heart fluttered when she heard the voice of her mother, it felt so heart-warming to her. 'So mom, and ASGORE... Were a couple? ... I knew it'
"Sure you did"
"I thought you'd stop with that!!" Celestia exclaimed irritated. Nonetheless, she took out the last tape and put in the next. "Tape number 2, what do you show"
"Hey, Sombra! Do you like the snow?"
"Sombra that's not an answer! *Huff* Well, um, I'm wondering, how are you not cold? It's like, freezing right now, I'd be a Popsicle if if it weren't for my sweater."
"Sombra this isn't funny. Hmm.. *snap* I know your weakness~ I'll give you some chocolate if you answer my question"
"Good, now that you'll talk, I got a question. How do you not feel the cold?"
"Hmm... I guess I don't feel it since it's always cold in my home town"
"Ohhhh.... That makes sense. Can you answer my other questions too?"
"I thought you stopped with the shrugging!? I don't want the video to be just you shrugging!!"
"Heheheh. Then it's a good thing the the lens cap is still on."
"What!? Aww... Oh well"
As the video ended, Celestia's mind started to fill with more questions. She quickly put in the next, tape, hoping that it could answer the questions.
"Howdy, Sombro! Smile for the camera!"
"What!? Why not?"
"...leave me aloooonnneee..."
"Not until I get my answer Sombro!"
"Ugh... 1. It's...what time is it?"
"Exactly... 2. You promised to never wake me up unless it's breakfast time... and 3. The lens cap's on... So let me sleeeeep..."
"But we gotta wake up dad! Remember what day it is!?"
"...what happens if I say no?"
"IT'S THE DAY I GET TO LEARN MAGIC WITH DAD!! NOW GET UP!! Or I'll make you".
"...first off, you don't need to scream in my ear... second off, how will YOU make me?"
"I'll give you my slice of butterscotch pie for a month."
"I'm thinking..... Okay."
"Yes! Come on, Sombro! Let's wake updad"
"*Yawn* You forgot the...camera. *Sigh* There not pie in the underground that can wake dad up"
The pony put the next tape in.
"Okay, got the camera set up Goat bro"
"Is the lens cap off?"
"Okay, great! Now can I open your gift Sombro? Please~"
"Of course, here you go"
"*Rip* *GASP* Oh my... You gave me a mini guitar!? I never knew I wanted that until now!! Thank you Sombra!"
"Heh... Your welcome. But I think it's actually called a ukulele... since you kept humming that annoying tune over and over again, I thought that you could make that hum into music... Or, something like that."
"This is soooo cool! Oh! I want to give you something as well!"
"M-me!? It's YOUR birthday, not mine. I don't even know when mine is..."
"Exactly! Since we don't know when your birthday was, I thought you could have it with me? So, here you go!"
"...it's a locket..."
"I know. 'Best brothers forever!' And I also asked mom to stitch that sweater up too! So we can be sweater bros! Sounds great right!?"
"Do..do you not like -OOF!"
"I'll cherish it forever. I'll cherish this moment for as long I live, I promise."
"Heeheehee! You like it?"
"I love it. And I love you, Asriel"
"I love you too, Sombra"
"Asriel... I was wondering... Do you-"
The video ended abruptly, "What the- What happened next!?" Celestia tapped on the TV screen, wanting more. She swore she heard the cat laugh. The pony, slightly disappointed, put in the next tape.
"...woah...he's gotten better... HEY SOMBRA!"
"A-Asriel!? H-how did you find- Were you following me???"
"No silly! I wanted to see you practice your magic! And I got the camera this time. Soooo can you do that creepy face again?! Please~"
"...N-No, Asriel. You aren't suppose to see me like this, no one should!"
"Aww come on Sombro~ Your eyes look so cool when you summon those crystals! Can you show me on camera!?"
"...No. Just, just leave me alone"
"W-wait! Sombra, come back! I still want to see it!"
"I said, LEAVE ME ALONE!!!"
"Oh no! The camera!"
"...I... I didn't mean to..."
"Few! The camera's alright! But the cap was still on... Hey Sombro! Can you do your creepy face ag- Um...Sombro? Sombra! Where'd you go!?!"
The filly felt something bad was going to happen, or, happened. She put in the next tape.
"Sombra...? Are you alright? Why'd you bring me hear?"
"...Remember that time, when we made the buttercup pie...?"
"What? Oh, yeah, I remember. When we tried to make butterscotch pie Dad, right?"
"Yeah... The recipe asked for cups of butter... and I'd mistaken it for buttercups."
"Yeah! Those flowers got him really sick. I felt so bad, we made Mom really upset. I should've been tougher like you... You didnt cry at all. Um...Where are you going with this anyway?"
"...Turn off the camera first"
"Huh? The camera...? OK."
'I got a bad feeling about this...' Celestia nonetheless put in the next tape.
"I... I don't like this idea, Sombra."
"Are you crying?"
"Wh...what? N-no, I'm not..... big kids don't cry."
"And we're big kids, right?"
"Yeah, you're right?"
"You aren't doubting me... Are you?"
"No! I'd never doubt you, Sombra... Never! We're best brothers after all"
"'Course we are. We'll be strong, won't we?"
"Y...yeah! We'll be strong! We'll free everyone. ... I'll go get the flowers."
Celestia slowly put in the last tape...
"Sombra... can you hear me? We want you to wake up..."
"Sombra! You have to stay determined! You can't give up... You are the future of ponies and monsters..."
"Psst... Sombra... Please... wake up... I don't like this plan anymore. I... I... no, I said... I said I'd never doubt you. Six, right? We just have to get six... And we'll do it together, right? Even if it's the last thing we'll do..."
Silence was the only thing audible from the room. Celestia sat in shock for a long while. If it weren't for the winged feline to meow for attention, she would've been sitting there forever.
"Come, there is one last thing you need to see"
Celestia silently followed the feline to the room before, the crystal room. The alicorn spotted the cat staring into the giant mineral solemnly. After a few seconds, Celestia grew confused, "What is it that I need to see?" The winged monster glance at her, then pointed her tail to the crystal. Celestia sat down and looked into the dark purple mineral, she saw her reflection and the cat's staring back at her. "I still don't get it, I only see our reflection's..."
The feline didn't drift it's gaze to the pony, only staring intently at the crystal, "Look closer... Look harder...". She raised a brow at first, but did as the winged feline instructed. She kept staring into the rock, she began to see something coming into view.
It was a pony. It appeared to be a foal, around Celestia's age. He had a dark grey pelt and pitch black mane and tail, he also had a symbol on his flank, Three black crystals with green lightning surrounding them. The two most noticeable things about him was that he was chained in black crystal chains, probably containing him in the crystal. The other more noticeable thing was his eyes, pupils slitted red and a purple aura flowing from each corner of his eyes.
Celestia realised who this pony was, "Sombra.."
Said pony looked at Celestia, sending a chill down her spine. He stared, emotionless, Sombra drifted his gaze towards something else and glared. Sombra was glaring at the winged cat. They seemed to be in a staring contest, but Celestia knew they we're most likely having a telepathic conversation. The gray unicorn turned his head away from both of then and lied down. He began to fade until all Celestia could see was her own reflection.
"What were you saying to him?" She asked the feline.
Said monster simply glanced at her then pounced into the crystal, the rock had ripped like a river when the cat hopped in, startling the alicorn. Not a second later, the cat hopped back next to her.
Celestia had about enough, she furrowed her brows, "Okay listen, I want to know what just happened. I just want specific answer, that's all I ask." The cat let out a 'meow' of laughter and revealed something, it was a black heart, Sombra's SOUL.
Before Celestia could even say anything, the heart zapped her chest, the pony would've been fried if it weren't for the feline to step in and stop the lighting.
"Sorry about that. It is still a bit unstable..."
After the shock of being...shocked, Celestia looked back at the SOUL, "Wh...what are you going to do with it?"
"Put him back were he belongs..."
"P-pony! W-where are you!?!" The familiar voice of Alphys echoed from the hallway.
Celestia turned her head around and saw Alphys coming through the hallway, "Alphys! You're here!"
"Oh my god, you're okay! What're you doing here?"
"Oh! I was just-" Celestia stopped when she didn't see the cat behind her, 'Where'd they go?'
"You were just, what?" Alphys asked.
"Oh, uh...nothing, just exploring this place" The filly lied.
"So, you're n-not feeling dizzy? O-or sick? Or a-about to explode?" The pony shook her head, "Okay, that's a good start. Pony, I-I need you to come with m-me. I just want t-to check up, t-to see if you're okay." Alphys walked out of the room with the filly in pursuit.
Celestia took one last look at the crystal, that strangely looked like the colour had been drained from it.
The alicorn and doctor were back at the normal lab instead of the creepy one. Alphys walked back and forth, continuously muttering and checking a science-y device that had previously scanned Celestia. Said pony sat down and shot a blank stare at the floor, trying to solve the mystery of the tapes.
She snapped out of her trance when Alphys began to gently shake her. "Um... Pony? Did you hear what I said?"
"...not really" The filly answered.
Alphys shifted uncomfortably, "W-well, I th-thought you would like to know about your magic, health, and SOUL status." Celestia's ears perked up when she heard 'SOUL', Alphys check the device and began to explain, "Well, y-your magic status is stable, a-as well as your DETERMINATION...all vital organs and bones are fine...b-but your SOUL..."
"What about my SOUL?" Celestia asked showing concern.
"Well, I-I first scanned it while you were, unconscious. It was much stronger than most pony SOULs, about 4 times stronger. B-but now that I've scanned you again, your SOUL is now 4.5 times stronger." Alphys inferred.
Celestia thought back to when Sombra's SOUL had strikes hers, 'That must be the reason...' But she also had other things in mind. "Hey, Alphys, is my SOUL strong enough to get me across the barrier AND destroy it?"
Alphys took a moment to respond, "W-well, your SOUL can pass through the barrier easily....but, you can't break it, even if you used all your magic. I'm s-sorry pony."
The filly felt like a ton of rocks were just put on her back. "I...I can't...break the b-b-barrier..." Tears began to swell up in her eyes. For a long time she had assumed that she could break the thing that has kept her friends and family prisoner, she thought that she could live happily with Papyrus, Uncle Sans, Undyne, Alphys....Toriel. She thought that they could all live in peace on the surface, but now knowing the facts. It tore the pony apart.
Alphys comforted the alicorn with a hug, "D-don't cry, pony. It's just t-the way it is." Alphys tried to assure.
"*sniff* I...I...I don't wanna go up there!! Not without my Mom! Not without my friends! *hic* I...I promised my mom I would find a way to break the barrier... and I can't do it..." Celestia cried into the scientist shoulder. Alphys said nothing, she knew she couldn't comfort Celestia with words. She pat the pony's back. After a few minutes Celestia pulled out of the hug, staring emotionlessly at the floor.
"W-what are you going to do now?" The yellow drake cautiously asked, not wanting Celestia to cry again.
"I...I'll..." She didn't know what she was going to do, she raked her mind for any ideas, then she remembered what her mother had said a long time ago.
"Celestia, I have only two wishes I request from you... The first wish is to find a way to cross the barrier, the second, is make sure you do not let them... Asgore...Take your SOUL. Can you do that for me, my child?"
'I will' "I'll cross the barrier, I'll get back to the surface, like my mom always planned." She told Alphys.
"W-well, I support you either way. Should I call Undyne and your other friends?" The filly nodded. "Okay, good luck." Celestia stood up and teleported out of the lab.
"Huh?" Alphys answered her phone, "Hello, who's this? P-papyrus? S-slow down! I can't understand what you're saying.."
Celestia teleported back to were she had left off, at Mettaton's stage. She took a deep breath and went forward, exiting the room and walking through the hallway.
'Is this it? Is this how it ends...' The alicorn reached the elevator and went inside, pressing the button to go to the king's castle.
'I don't want leave everything, everyone behind.' The elevator door opened, revealing the grey surroundings, the filly didn't stop to question the strange colour and continued on.
'Should I just give my SOUL to Asgore...? No. That's what mom said not to do... I'll go, I'll make it to the surface...but I'll never forget everything that I've been through, for as long as I live'. Celestia looked up and gasped. A grey city was all around her, it was the city of monsters. Celestia went onwards but still held her star struck face.
The pony continued forward until she stopped at a house. It looked like the very same house she had grown up in with Toriel, only this house looked grey. A thousand questions ran through her mind, but she quickly pushed them aside.
She was filled with DETERMINATION, 'Here goes.' She stepped into the house.
The house looked exactly like her old one, inside and out. Celestia noticed that the way into the basement was chained up, with two padlocks locking it in place.
There was a note on one of the padlocks, so the filly began to read:
Howdy! I'm in the garden. If you have anything you need to get off your chest, please don't hesitate to come. The keys are in the kitchen and the hallway.
Celestial felt the urge to explore/remember the place more, but she decided to wait until she had unclock both padlocks. She walked to the kitchen, but her SOUL had abruptly shot out, two Froggits were in her path.
They did not fight, to Celestia's surprise, rather tell the pony a story.
"A long time ago, a pony fell into the RUINs."
"Injured by his fall, the pony was wounded and alone."
The Froggits left, leaving a confused pony. Celestia nonetheless, went into the kitchen to retrieve the first key. The filly looked around seeing that the kitchen here was exactly like the one back at her old home.
Celestia walked out, but her SOUL popped out again, two Whimsuns this time, they explained more of the story.
"ASRIEL, the king's son, found the pony stranded."
"He brought the pony back to his house to help him out." The monsters flew away.
'Asriel...' Celestia knew that name from before, 'Are they telling me how him and Sombra met?'. The pony walked to the hallway but stopped at a door. The door that would've led to her room, if she was in her old home. Celestia entered the room, like she suspected, the room was much like her bedroom, a big difference was that there was another bed and two presents.
The curious alicorn opened up the box closest to her. Inside was a ukulele, the filly felt the urge to take it with her, so she did. The next box had a heart-shaped locket inside, with the words 'Best brothers forever' engraved on it. Celestia also took it with her. The pony knew this was Sombra's and Asriel's bedroom, it looked empty, like no one had been in there for a while.
She walked out and saw the key in the hallway, but was stopped by monsters, three moldsmals to be exact.
"Over time, ASRIEL and the pony became like brothers."
"The King and Queen treated the young pony as their own."
"The underground was full of hope."
As the moldsmals squirmed off, Celestia retrieved the second key and trotted to the padlocks. With a satisfying 'click', the chain fell, and the alicorn went downstairs. As Celestia walked, her SOUL had kept popping out for monsters that she had encountered before, each telling her more of the story.
"Then... One day..."
"The pony became very ill"
More monsters came.
"The sick pony had only one request."
"To see the flowers from his village."
"But there was nothing we could do."
"The next day."
"The next day."
"The pony died."
"ASRIEL, wracked with grief, absorbed the pony's SOUL."
"He transformed into a being with incredible power."
"With the pony SOUL, ASRIEL was able to cross through the barrier."
"He carried the body into the sunset."
"Back to the village of the ponies."
"ASRIEL reached the centre of the village."
"There, he found a bed of golden flowers."
"He carried the pony onto it."
"Suddenly, a screams rang out."
"The villagers saw ASRIEL holding the pony's body."
"They thought that he had killed the foal."
"Some ponies called for help, others attacked him with everything they had."
"He had attained six SOUL's from the battle."
"But... The queen of the ponies had come."
"ASRIEL was no match to her power. Being hit blow, after blow."
"ASRIEL, Clutching the pony..."
"Stood still and smiled as the queen struck him with a powerful blast."
"Wounded, ASRIEL went back home."
"He entered the castle and collapsed."
"His dust spread across the garden."
"The kingdom fell into despair."
"The King and queen had lost two children in one night."
"The ponies had once again taken everything from us."
"The King decided it was time to end our suffering."
"Every pony who falls down here must die."
"With enough SOULs, we can shatter the barrier forever."
And a few more...
"It's not long now."
"King ASGORE will let us go."
"King ASGORE will give us hope."
"King ASGORE will save us all."
"You should be smiling, too."
"Aren't you excited?"
"Aren't you happy?"
One last monster stood in her way.
"You're going to be free."
Celestia trotted into a golden hallway, but she was still shocked about what she had just heard, the pieces were being put together in her mind. She walked silently, staring at the ground. Suddenly bells were ringing, she looked around, only to see a familiar small skeleton in a blue hoodie.
"Uncle Sans..." Celestia said blankly, she was still comprehending the story just told to her.
Sans looked at her with a serious expression, "So you finally made it. The end of your journey is at hand." He spoke in a serious tone, "In a few moments, you will meet the King. Together... You will determine the future of this world. That's then. Now, you will be judged. You will be judged for your every action. You will be judged for how much Execution points you have earn. There's an acronym for that. EXP. A way of quantifying the pain you have inflicted on others. When you kill someone your EXP increase. When you have enough EXP, your Level of violence increases. There's an acronym for that too, LOVE. A way of measuring someone's capability to hurt. The more LOVE you have, the more easily it is to distance yourself, and the more easily to kill others."
There was silence between them, Celestia let that all sink in.
Sans closed his eye socket's, only to reopen them with a glint of respect. "...but you. you never gained any LOVE. 'course, that doesn't mean you're completely innocent or naive. just that you kept a certain tenderness in your heart. no matter the struggles or hardships you've faced... you strived to do the right thing. you refused to hurt anyone. even when you ran away, you did it with a smile. you never gained LOVE, but you gained love. does that make sense? maybe not. anyways, I'm rooin' for ya. i know you'll do what's best. 'cause you have something called 'determination'. long as you keep hold on to that, you can do anything."
Celestia smiled with pride and gave her uncle a hug, Sans hug back. "Thanks for believing in me, uncle."
"well, we're all counting on you tia. good luck." The skeleton pulled away from the hug and walked off, back where the filly came.
Celestia didn't feel sad, or sombre anymore. She felt happiness, pride, and DETERMINATION. The filly continued onwards.
The grey landscape was back again, although Celestia didn't mind it. Up ahead, she saw what was the entrance to the throne room, or garden. But there was a familiar winged cat blocking her path, with a note in its mouth.
The pony smirked, "So, are you going to tell me a story, or lecture me with something philosophical?"
The feline shook it's head, and dropped the note infront of the filly, giving her an encouraging meow.
Celestia looked down at the note.
"I don't get it. What do you-" the cat disappeared. Celestia decided to leave the note there and enter the throne room. As she entered, she heard an all too familiar voice.
"I will say this only once more Asgore, WHERE IS MY DAUGHTER!?!?"
Two figures were in Celestia's sight, one was presumably the King, looking both sad and concerned. The other...
Celestia saw Toriel immediently tense up at hearing her voice. The monster turned to face the pony, Toriel's eyes were full of disbelief when she saw her daughter.
"Celestia..." Toriel slowly smiled, tears of joy began to run down her cheeks.
The alicorn started to smile as well, running up to teleport on top of her mother's head, hugging her. "Mom! Y-You're here! You're actually here!!".
Toriel gave the pony an almost bone-crushing hug. "It is so good see you again my child. You do not know how lonely I have been without you". She look at her daughter with a smile, "I could not stop worrying about you even if I tried...You have grown since I had last seen you, have you not?"
Celestia nodded proudly, "I made a lot of new friends! Although, most of them tried to kill me at first I mean- Those people are so cool!"
The boss monster sighed in relief to see her child happy, "I am sure I will love to meet them all, my child".
Celestia grinned, she noticed the other monster standing idly by, one who had a striking resemblance to her own mother. "Oh, you must be the King!" The alicorn teleported out of Toriel's embrace, and reappearing in front of the King, Asgore. "Hi, I've heard a lot about you on my way here, I'm Celestia."
Asgore gave her a soft smile, "Greetings, pony. It is nice to meet you as well. Especially in a better way than what I had expected..." Celestia raised a brow at Asgore's words, but didn't have much time to think about it when Toriel scooped Celestia up in her arms and gave Asgore a stern glare.
"Like I have said before, ASGORE. Suspend the battle until further notice, by which I mean to NEVER lay a hand on my daughter... Can you keep that promise?" She asked tensely.
"Tori, why would I hurt my own daughter?"
"Do not, 'Tori' me, Asgore." The goat monster retorted, "And she is not your daughter".
The filly looked back and forth between Asgore and Toriel, "I don't know, mom. He seems like a pretty cool dad to me!"
Before the conversation could continue, another voice was heard. The voice of the Royal guard, Undyne. "Ngaaahhhhhhh!!!! ASGORE! Pony!! Nobody fight each other!!" The blue scaly monster appeared at the entrance of the throne room, "Everybody's gonna make friend's or I'll...!!" Undyne's expression of determination changed to stunned as she gazed at Toriel. "I'll..."
"Hi Undyne!" Celestia waved, she turned to her mother, "Mom! This is one of my friends, Undyne."
Toriel walked up to Undyne with a kind smile, "Hello, I am TORIEL. Is it true you are my daughter's friend? It is nice to meet you".
Undyne blinked, snapping out of her stunned trance, "Uhh, yeah..? Nice to meet you!" She walked next to the King, "Hey ASGORE, is that your ex? Jeez, that's rough, buddy." She patted his shoulder in comfort.
Another voice was heard, it belonged to Alphys. The doctor quickly came into view. "H-hey!! Nobody hurt each other!!" Alphys' saw the former queen and look in awe, "..."
"Oh! Are you another friend? I am Toriel, hello!" Said monster greeting kindly.
"Uh, h-h-hi!" Alphys looked back and forth between the King and former queen, "THERE'S TWO OF THEM??" she mutter quietly as she walked over to where Undyne was.
Suddenly, Papyrus ran in, "HEY! NOBODY FIGHT ANYONE! IF ANYONE HURTS ANYONE...!! THEN I'LL!! BE FORCED!! TO ASK UNDYNE FOR HELP!!"
Papyrus looked as shocked as Celestia's other friends. "OH! HELLO, YOUR MAJESTY!" the tall skeleton went up to the filly's ear, "PSTT, PONY... DID ASGORE SHAVE...? AND, CLONE HIMSELF??????" Toriel didn't seem offended, but Celestia sure was.
"Papy... That's my mom!"
"OH. BUT I DON'T THINK THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTION..."
"I'll explain later." The pony assured.
Sans walked in the throne room and stood next to his brother, "hey guys...what's up?"
Toriel gasped, "That voice...!!" She looked at the smaller skeleton, "Hello, I think we may... Know each other."
"oh hey.... I recognise your voice, too"
Celestia gasped, "Oh right! Mom, this is Uncle Sans. Uncle Sans, mom."
Sans' smile grew bigger, "well, nice to meet 'cha, mom"
Toriel giggled at the joke, "It is nice to meet you too, Uncle Sans. But please, call me Toriel"
"Oh! Wait, then...!" Toriel turned around to Papyrus, "This must be your brother, Papyrus! Greetings, Papyrus! It is so nice to finally meet you! Your brother has told me so much about you."
Papyrus looked flustered, "WOWIE... I CAN'T BELIEVE ASGORE'S CLONE KNOWS WHO I AM!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!"
Celestia's ears perked up and whispered something to her mother. Toriel replied with a small giggle, "Hey, Papyrus... What does a skeleton tile his roof with?"
"HMM.... SNOW-PROOF ROOF TILES??" The skeleton suggested, completely oblivious to the joke.
Toriel managed to hold in her laughter, "No, silly! A skeleton tiles his roof with..."
"SHIN-gles!!!" Celestia finished, both Toriel and the filly laughed at their joke.
Papyrus let out a loud groan, "I CHANGED MY MIND!!! THIS IS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!"
The filly giggled at Papyrus' sudden mood swing. "Come on, Papy! You gotta admit that joke was pretty..."
"rib tickling..." Sans joked, making him, and Toriel laugh while Papyrus groaned even more.
Celestia rolled her eyes playfully, "I was going to say, 'humerus'. But that works too."
"OH MY GOD!! ENOUGH WITH THE PUNS!!!" The skeleton shrieked, sending both his brother and Toriel into laughter.
"Come on, ASGORE! It's gonna be OK!" Undyne said. Celestia turned to see the King weeping while Alphys and Undyne were consulting him. "There are plenty of fish in the sea...".
"Y-yeah, ASGORE! Undyne's totally right about that fish thing!" Alphys agreed, "S-sometimes you've just got to, uh... S-stop going after furry boss monsters and, uh... J-just get to know a really cute fish...?" She was blushing at this point, strangely, so was Undyne. "Erm...it's a metaphor."
"Well, I think it's a good analogy."
Suddenly, Mettaton's legs revealed itself from the entrance of the throne room, "OH MY GOD! WILL YOU TWO JUST SMOOCH ALREADY?! THE AUDIENCE IS DYING FOR SOME ROMATIC ACTION!!!"
'Is it strange that I can vouch for that?' The alicorn thought as Undyne yelled at Mettaton to get lost. Thankfully, he obliged.
"Man, the nerve of that guy! Right Alphys?!" Said monster looked away, "Uh, Alphys?"
The scientist grew an awkward but determined smile, "No. He's right. LET'S DO IT."
"WHA???" The fish shouted flustered, "Well?? Uh?? I guess??? If you want to??? Then??? Don't hold anything back!!!"
Alphys and Undyne came in closer, but Toriel interfered with their kiss. "W-wait!! Not in front of my daughter!"
"Uhh, right! S-sorry!"
"Got a little carried away there."
Meanwhile, Celestia pouted at her mother, screaming internally, 'DANGIT MOM!! WHY!?!?'
"Hee hee hee." Toriel chuckled at the filly expression, "I do not think you should see any romantic actions just yet."
"But I've already been on a daaa....." Celestia stopped herself too late. 'Oh no.'
The boss monster raised a brow, "You have been on a what?"
"N-nothing! Nothing! I've been on nothing!" The pony let out a sheepish laugh, glancing at Papyrus, he was having a conversation with Alphys. She seemed confused.
"Papyrus... YOU called everyone here, right? Well, uh, besides, her." Alphys gestured to Toriel, "Uh, anyway... If I got here before you... How did you know how to call everybody?" She asked.
Papyrus' smile grew bigger, "LET'S JUST SAY..."
"A TINY FLOWER HELPED ME."
Celestia's eyes widened, 'No...no no NO!' She looked around frantically for a yellow flower.
Alphys looked as scared as the filly was, "A tiny...flower?"
Celestial spotted something. There, in the corner of the room, was a golden flower, grinning evilly with large vines ready to strike. Her eye's became the size of dinnerplates. She riggled free of her mothers grip, "MOM! GET OUT OF THE WAY!" She ran past Toriel and blasted the flower with her magic. But there was no one there anymore. Celestia's breathing became quicker as she looked around for Flowey.
Celestia froze in place, hearing her friends and family's cries of pain. 'I missed...'.
"Hello, IDIOT!" A voice came from behind her.
The voice made the alicorn turn in rage, she felt like she wanted to blast someone out of existence. Only one monster could make her feel this much pent-up aggression, and he was right there under her friends, smiling smugly.
"Howdy, pony! It's been awhile."
Flowey stood underneath the pony's friends, all of them looking pained from being lifted by thorned vines.
Celestia gritted her teeth, "What do you want, Flowey?"
Said flower let out an evil laugh, "I already have what I want. While you guys were having you're little pow-wow... I took the pony SOULS!"
Celestia felt more anger inside her, she felt, off in a weird way. "But why hurt my friends, my mom!"
"Simple, really. Why just stop there? Having 6 pony SOULS are great! But now all of your FRIENDS' SOULS are gonna me mine, too!" He let out an evil laugh.
Celestia felt something inside her, getting stronger by the second.
"And you know what the best part is? It's all your fault." The flower stated, "It's all because you MADE THEM love you! All the time you spent listening to them... Encouraging them... Caring about them... Without that, they wouldn't have come here. And now, with their souls and the poines' together... I will achieve my REAL FORM." He explained.
The pony felt something inside her, no, inside her SOUL. Something that had convicted her of what to do next.
"Kill him... Make him pay for what he did, and what he'll do..."
Celestia closed her eyes and spread her wings out, purple mist began to sprout from each of her eyes, and green lighting zapped around her horn. When Celestia reopened her eyes, they were no longer magenta, but fully green.
The alicorn growled, "DIE YOU INSUFFERABLE BEING!!" She blasted green lighting at the flower. Sending a shockwave of green aura as the lighting hit the ground.
Flowey somehow managed to not get hit, he had planted himself on the king's shoulder, looking more baffled than scared.
Celestia turned her head to Flowey, still glowering at him, "I SAID DIE!!!" She sent another blast his way. Of course, Flowey dodged, and sent more thorned vines her way. The alicorn had blasted most of them to smithereens, but got unlucky as one vine managed to wrap itself around her hind leg. She turned shocked, as more vines came in and wrapped around her torso, locking her in place. "UGGGHHH!!! LET ME GO!!".
Flowey sprouted next to Toriel's head this time, looking directly at the filly with a suspicious glare.
Celestia saw her chance to attack and used the last of her strength to send a beam of green energy at Flowey...and Toriel. Fortunately, it miss by a hair. But the shockwave after gave her friends and Flowey a painful sting.
The filly gasped and blinked, her eyes turing back to normal and the power inside her SOUL had faded. 'What have I done...' Tears began to form in her eyes, "I-I'm sorry...I-I didn't..." She started weeping.
Flowey scoffed, "You're weak, pony. Right when I thought you had the guts, you crumbled...such a shame really for a second I almost thought..." He shook his head, "Nevermind."
Celestia grunted at the pain of the vines, slowly crushing her, "Why...are you still doing this?" She managed to say.
"WHY?" Flowey repeated, a smug grin plastered on his face, "Don't you get it? This is all just a ga- no, it's a STORY. If you leave the underground satisfied, the story 'ends'. If it 'ends' you won't want to play with me anymore. I'd be just some forgotten toy that you have no love for anymore. And what would I do then?" His face changed to a more grimmer one, "But this STORY will NEVER end!" He moved all of the filly's friends closer to her, "I'll hold victory in front of you, just within your reach..." The Filly's friends were yanked away from her, "And then tear it away before you can grasp it. Over, and over, and over...". Flowey laughed maniacally.
Celestia struggled under the binds, "I'm....n-not....giving up... I'll find a way....to BEAT you...!"
"Hee hee hee. Listen, if you DO defeat me I'll give you your 'happy ending'. I'll free your friends, I'll destroy the barrier, everyone will finally be satisfied. But that WON'T happen. You...! I'll keep you here no matter what!" The pony's SOUL came out as a thorned vine circled around it.
"E v e n I f I t m e a n s k i l l i n g y o u 1 ' 0 0 0 ' 0 0 0 t i m e s !" He laughed evilly as the vine around her SOUL began to squeeze violently.
"rrrrrrAAAAAAARRRRRHHHH!!!!" Celestia screeched as her SOUL began to crack, 'It can't end like this!' "AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!" It looked like the end as her SOUL cracked even more.
Suddenly, fire balls sizzled to life all around her. They zoomed near her...and burned the vines constricting her. Celestia collapsed and gasped for air, she felt immobile, yet a little part of her felt better.
"What?" Flowey said in confusion.
Another voice spoke, the voice of Toriel.
"Do not be afraid my child..." Toriel gave her daughter a look of hope, "No matter what happens... We will always be there to protect you!"
Celestia blinked, she felt a little better, her SOUL began to repair itself.
Flowey glowered and summoned her 'friendliness pellets' at the filly's SOUL, the pellets were blocked off by a spear and a bone.
"THAT'S RIGHT PONY! YOU CAN WIN! JUST DO WHAT I, WOULD DO...BELIEVE IN YOU!!!" Papyrus gave her a weak but happy smile.
"Hey! Pony! If you got past ME, You can do ANYTHING!! So don't worry! We're with you all the way!" Undyne gave her a big smile.
Celestia felt better, her heart was sealing itself up.
"huh? you haven't beaten this guy yet?" Sans joked light heartedly, "come on, this weirdo's got nothin' on you."
Flowey shot more pellets, all of which were blocked by fire balls and lightning bolts.
"Technically, it's impossible for you to beat him... B-but... Somehow, I know you can do it!!" Alphys said with a glint of hope in her eyes.
"Pony, for the future of ponies and monsters...! You have to stay determined...!"
Celestia slowly stood up, her SOUL was still healing, monsters that she had encountered throughout her journey came to encourage Celestia.
"C'mon, you got this!"
"We're with you too!"
"La la la la!"
"You've GOT to win!'
"You can do it deary~"
The alicorn's SOUL had fully repaired, she looked at Flowey with a determined smile. "Let's end this, NOW!"
"Urrggg.... NO! Unbelievable!! This cant be happening...! You... YOU...!" Everything seemed to stop as Flowey's face turned sinister. "I can't believe you're all so STUPID." The ground began to shake as everyone look ether surprised, shocked, or scared.
"YOUR SOULS ARE ALL MINE!!!"
"Wait! NO!!!" Celestia looked around frantically at all the pain-stricken faces, everything flashed white.
Celestia drifted unconsciously in a black void, she had been here before. She slowly opened her eyes, "Mmmpphh..." The pony's eyes shot up on fear when she saw nothing around her. Celestia's breathing became shallow, and fast. "No...not again...w-whoa!" She accidentally flipped around, there was nothing to stand on or grab, she floated around in a black void.
"H-hello!?" She shouted at loud, hoping someone was there, "M-mom! Uncle Sans, Papy! ......cat?" She looked around again, suddenly, out of the corner of her eye, she spotted a white figure. "H..Hey! Toriel! Is that you!" Celestia tried to trot to the white figure, but her hoove achieved no signs of movement. 'Hmm...' She looked at her wings, 'Maybe these can help...'.
The alicorn spread out her wings, with a cautious flap, she began to drift toward the monster. The filly began to flap her wings again, 'H-hey, this is kinda fun!' She took a deep breath and used her wing to fly a loop-da-loop. She succeeded, "Heheheh, wheee!" She flew a bit faster towards the monster, Celestia noticed that it was wearing a jumper, a green and yellow-striped jumper.
"You...look...familiar..." She murmured under her breath.
The fluffy monster looked at it's hand, "Heh...heh...heheheh!".
Celestia froze, "That voice..." She was directly in front of him.
"Finally. I was so tired of being a flower." He spoke in a kind tone.
The pony started in disbelief, "But...you were...how did..."
The figure turned to face the filly, he smiled kindly, "Howdy! Sombra, are you there? It's me, your brother." Everything flashed white.
The monster now looked grown up, floating like Celestia. He wore something mixed, like Toriel's robe and Asgore's armour.
Celestia gawked at the prince of monsters, then took a glance at her own SOUL that was strangely not in front of her, but on her golden armour. Her heart was no longer a bright white, rather a faded white with a wispy black aura around it.
'That zap from Sombra... It gave me some of his SOUL... Asriel must think I'm him! Speaking of Asriel, he took my friends, my family' The alicorn frowned, 'I don't care if he's a god, I'm getting my friends back!' Celestia stared at the boss monster with DETERMINATION. "Let's do this Asriel!"
The monster smirked, "Couldn't have said dit better myself." He held up his arms, suddenly the black void around them changed to a vibrant background, constantly changing colour. "You know... I don't care about destroying this world anymore. After I defeat you and take control over the timeline... I just want to reset everything. All your progress... Everyone's memories. I'll bring them all back to zero! Then we can do everything ALL over again." He waved his hands and disappeared from the filly's sight.
Celestia looked around, she only saw giant stars coming straight at her...Wait.
"OH CRAP!" She shrieked and flew away from the attacks, the stars exploded behind her, but left much more smaller ones coming at her. 'Wings don't fail me now.' The alicorn flew and evaded the oncoming attacks. The pony sighed in relief, Asriel appeared, floating in front of her.
"Do you know what's the best part of all this? You'll DO it. And then you'll lose to me again. And again. And again!!! Because you want a'happy ending'. Because you 'love your friends'. Because you 'never give up'." Asriel's arm morphed into a giant weapon and began to shoot 'hyper friendliness pellets'.
Celestia evaded most attacks, but got hit by the charged blast from the gun. 'I won't give up...I have to do this for them' Her DETERMINATION made the filly feel a million times better.
"Isn't that delicious? Your 'determination'. The power that let you come this far.... It's gonna be your downfall!!" Asriel's arms morphed into giant, shiny swords. He rushed to the filly's side and swung one of his weapons, Celestia flew upwards to evade. The God kept swinging and the pony kept dodging, then the swords sparked with power, Asriel gave a mighty swing as his former weapons turned into ammunition. It caught the filly by surprise that she got hit.
Celestia winced as the Star attacks hit her body, she breathed heavily.
The monster laughed, "Now, ENOUGH messing around! Its time to purge this timeline once and for all!!" The vibrant changing colours around Celestia faded into a black, all she could see was something that looked like Asriel's head, but more bigger and demonic. He bellowed a laugh and had begun sucking in everything around the alicorn, including herself.
"AUGH!!" Celestia tried to fly away from the beast, but she was failing. She grunted, pushing herself to the limit, she flew out of range from the powerful suction, but at a cost of leaving her fatigued.
Asriel returned to his God-like form, for a split second, the filly swore she saw shock in his expression, "...even after that attack, you're still standing in my way...?" He chuckled, "Wow... You really ARE something special. But don't get cocky. Up until now, I've only been using a fraction of my REAL power! Let's see what good you're DETERMINATION is against THIS!!!"
The world was ending.
Asriel now had a more demonic form, his body was indescribable, but the facial features still the same. The colourful void was now in two wings attached to the boss monster, everything else was now a black void. "Urha ha ha ha... Behold my TRUE power!" Asriel bellowed, using his arms to summon neon-like beams at Celestia.
The pony tried to get out of the way, but she couldn't move. Celestia winced and grunted loudly at the pain inflicted on her. "RRRAAAHHHH!!"
The god laughed, "I can feel it... Everytime you'll die, your grip on this world slips away. Every time you'll die, you're friends forget a little more. Your life will end here, in a world where no one remembers you..." He attacked again, but the filly was still alive. "Still, you're hanging on...? That's fine. In a few moments, you'll forget everything, too. That will serve you well in your next life!" He aimed his hand at Celestia, attack with all his might, the filly held on to her life, "Urh ha ha ha... Still!? Come on.. Show me what good your DETERMINATION is now!" He waved his hand.
With a barrage of shots, Celestia's SOUL broke in two.
'...n..no... NO!' With the pony's DETERMINATION, the torn apart heart put itself back together, leaving the filly alone in the darkness. 'Let me go back...let this all be a bad dream...please' she thought wistfully as she pictured herself waking up in her old room, with Toriel just outside, making the pony's favourite breakfast.... But nothing happened.
As hard as Celestia tried to reach on to something familiar, it went away. She couldn't go back, no matter how much she struggled. Nothing happened.
Celestia couldn't take it, she sobbed in the darkness, "I w-wish....*whimper* I-I wish...".
"What is it that you wish?"
The pony recognised the voice, yet the cat was nowhere to be seen. Celestia thought about the question, then answered, "I wish...To see my friends again! My mom again!".
No response, until a 'mrrow' of amusement broke the silence.
"Cant you feel it? Your friends are here....just call out, and make them remember...." The voice said. Celestia didn't know at the time, but that was the last she heard of the cat for a long while.
'My friends....are here?' Suddenly, she felt it. Their SOUL's were here, somewhere. Asriel faded back into her view, he didn't seem to think that anything was different. Celestia felt her friend's SOULs, within Asriel. 'Call them out...' The voice repeated in her head.
She smiled, "TORIEL!!" The pony shouted aloud, she felt something resonating within the god's own SOUL. Asriel flashed away, to take his place were two lost SOULs...Toriel and Asgore.
"Mom!" Celestia shouted happily, the female lost SOUL looked taken back, only for a second while the other monster stood with a neutral stance.
"This is for your own good"
"Forgive me for this"
The lost SOULs waved their hands, giant fireballs came the alicorn's way. Celestia's eyes widened, she snapped out of her shocked daze and evade the attacks. 'They don't remember' she thought solemnly, she shook her head to shake of the sad thoughts, 'If they can't remember, I'll make them remember!'.
The alicorn teleported to the female lost SOUL and hugged her tightly, "Mom, I'm not fighting you! Please remember..." Something about this is familiar to her...
Suddenly, her memories came flooding back! Toriel blinked, and looked at her daughter. "My child..." She laughed and hugged the filly back, "You are alright!".
Seeing her remember the pony, the male lost SOUL tried hard to remember Celestia, too. Asgore's memories came rushing back to him, "Young pony... You have help us." They both smile and hugged Celestia.
"Your fate is up to you now!"
"You are our future!"
Celestia felt the warmth of her mother and Asgore disappear, she looked up to see Asriel peering down. The pony smirked, 'Two down, four to go!' "PAPYRUS! UNCLE SANS!" She shouted.
Within Asriel's SOUL, something resonated. The god monster faded away and in his place were two lost SOULs...the skelebros. Celestia grinned, then felt herself getting pulled down. She looked at her white heart in confusion, the SOUL had turned blue. After landing on the invisible ground, she looked at the lost SOULs.
'Hmm... Maybe a joke would help them both remember!'. The filly made a pun about snow, the smaller one seemed to love it, while the taller one seemed to hate it.
"I MUST CAPTURE A PONY!"
"just give up. i did."
The lost SOULs raised their arms, giant bones sprouted from the black surface and raced towards Celestia. Said pony blinked away her surprise and used her wings to give her a jump-boost. After some boosted jumping to dodge the attacks, Celestia glanced at the taller lost SOUL.
'If all else fails, hugs 'em', using teleportation magic, the alicorn appeared right above the skeleton's head and gave it a hug. "Papy, remember this? Come on, you have too...".
Suddenly, memories were flooding back to him. Papyrus stared up, a bit dazed about what was going on. "PONY..? WHY ARE YOU ON MY HEAD?".
Celestia giggled, "I'm hugging you the surprise teleportation way!". Both Papyrus and Celestia laughed, the former taking Celestia off his head and giving her a normal hug.
Seeing the pony treat his brother with kindness, the other lost SOUL tries to remember her. Sans' smile grew wider and came up to them, giving Celestia's mane a ruffle. "heheh, look at you. Saving our lives and stuff."
"YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND! I COULD NEVER CAPTURE YOU!!"
"ey, i'm root in' for ya tia."
Celestia gave the skelebros a closed-eyed smile, a warm fuzzy feeling flowing through her. Unfortunately, the feeling disappeared as she opened her eyes ad saw Asriel in her way.
"ALPHYS!!" The filly shouted, already had decided who to SAVE next. In a flash, a lost SOUL appeared...the dorky scientist, Alphys.
"Hey Alphys, wanna talk about that show you like? M... My darling ponies, right?" Celestia asked, she could see the excitement radiated from the lost SOUL, but she shook her head.
"You hate me, don't you...?"
The lost SOUL summoned tiny MTT brand attack bots, they drifted towards the pony. Seeing that her SOUL was yellow, the filly knew what to do. With some quick reflexes and shooting, the attacks dissipated.
Celestia gave the monster a reassuring smile, "Alphys, I don't hate you, no one does. I'll make sure of that OK? I'll support you all the way!" She said with a determined tone.
The lost SOUL stood there, taken back by the pony's words. She tried hard to remember her... Suddenly the memories came back. Alphys blinked at the pony, "You, you really mean it?" Celestia nodded.
"Yeah, it's true! My friends like me! And I like you, too!"
Celestia grinned at the yellow drake, "See you later, Alphys." Said monster faded away, Asriel in her place. 'One more to go...' "UNDYNE!!" The scene had changed, a lost SOUL had appeared...Undyne the Royal guard!
Celestia felt herself getting fixed into one position, her SOUL had turned green. 'What can help her remember...got it!' "Undyne, how about we stop fighting, and you can teach me how to cook instead!".
The lost SOUL didn't know why, but she wanted to teach the filly. Quickly, She shook the thoughts out of her head and summoned spears all around the alicorn.
"All ponies must die!!!"
The spears came rushing in, Celestial knew what to do. Using a shield spell, she deflected the attacks. The pony suddenly got an idea, smirking, she teleported behind the lost SOUL. Before the monster could even turn around, Celestia gave the SOUL a fake blast of magic to 'attack' her. The SOUL stood there in bewilderment, Celestia chuckled and gave her a big grin, like the lost SOUL had always done.
Suddenly, the memories appeared back in her mind. Undyne snapped out of her confusion and grinned, swiftly getting the alicorn into a headlock, noggie-ing Celestia. Ignoring the protest coming out of said pony. "Aren't you something!"
"Well, some poines are cool, I guess!"
Celestia felt the fuzzy feeling again, although it had faded when Undyne had. The God of hyper-death returned, not noticing the fact that Celestia had just SAVED all her friends and family.
The pony's smile wavered, 'I've SAVED everyone...Mom, Asgore, Papy, Uncle Sans, Alphys, Undyne... But, why do I feel...'
'Why do I feel like I'm missing someone else?'
Celestia had felt her friend's SOULs resonating...but their was another SOUL, one more person still needed to be saved, but who...?
The pony widened her eyes in realisation of who it was, she smiled at the boss monster in front of her. "Asriel!"
Asriel's face changed from smug to confused, "Huh? What are you doing...!?" Everything faded to black.
Celestia could see something, no, someone, a young black unicorn lying on the ground, looking weary. The scene flashed, the foal was now accompanied by a little white goat monster, looking at the pony with concern. The scene flashed again, the monster was helping the black pony walk, sharing some small talk. Finally, the scene flashed again, to both of them and two other monsters. The white goat monster was holding flowers and had a big closed-eyes smile while the black unicorn also had a closed-eyed smile, the difference was that the unicorn's smile was much smaller, but more genuine.
Celestia knew who those were, the two princes of the underground. The brothers Asriel and Sombra dremurr.
Asriel faded back into the pony's view, sadness radiating off of him, not even bothering to look at Celestia. "Wh... What did you do...? What's this feeling...? What did you do to me?" Asriel shook his head and looked at Celestia in anger, "No, NO! I don't need ANYONE!"
The God raised his hands and summoned hundreds of neon beams to attack the alicorn. Even while using her wings, Celestia could avoid them all. Although she had gotten hit, she was still determined and flew a bit closer to Asriel.
The boss monster glowered, "STOP IT! Get away from me! Do you hear me?! I'll tear you apart!" he raised his arms again, there was a very noticeable difference in the amount of attacks he had summoned. The alicorn evaded the rays of magic and still flew closer to Asriel.
Asriel lowered his head, "...... Sombra... Do you know why I'm doing this...? Why I keep fighting to keep you around..?"
Fire balls drifted out from his hands, strangely, none of them were hitting Celestia. "I'm doing this... Because you're special, Sombra. You're the only one that understands me. You're the only one who's any fun to play with anymore."
More fire balls came, none were even close to touching Celestia, "...No... That's not JUST it. I... I... I'm doing this because I care about you, Sombra. I care about you more than anybody else!" His voice wavered, as if he was about to cry at any minute, "I'm not ready for this to end. I'm not ready for you to leave. I'm not ready to say goodbye to someone like you again..." He raised his arms as giant balls of magic charged up. Celestia realised what he was doing and charged up her own magic, "So please... STOP doing this!!" Asriel wailed.
"AND JUST LET ME WIN!!!!!"
Right as the powerful blast hit, Celestia summoned an even more powerful shied in the shape of the sun. Celestia winced at how much power she had to use to keep the shield stable, but still held out strong.
"STOP IT!!" Asriel bellowed, making his beam stronger.
The alicorn gritted her teeth, but still kept the beam from killing her. She ever so slowly moved towards him.
"STOP IT NOW!!!" The god shouted at the top of his lungs, giving the beam one last boost of power.
Celestia felt every fibre of her being scream in pain, but through DETERMINATION alone, she made the sun shield bigger, and much stronger. The sun shield glowed brightly, deflecting the beam easily as Celestia was almost up to his face.
Finally, Asriel gave out, his arms limp and head lowered in distraught. Tears welled up in his eyes, "...Sombra... I'm so alone... I'm so afraid... Sombra, I..." He felt a hoof wipe away some of his tears.
Celestia stared at him, "Don't cry, I don't like it when you cry..."
Asriel sniffed, "I-I..."
Everything faded to white.
Celestia felt herself standing on a flat surface, though when she looked down nothing was really there, only darkness. She heard small sniffles and whimperings behind her, she quickly spin around to she a small goat monster wiping away his tears with the sleeves of his jumper. It was Asriel, the REAL Asriel.
"I'm so sorry" Asriel whimpered, his voice was muffled since he cried into his sleeve. After a few seconds, Asriel stopped crying and looked up at Celestia smiling weakly, Celestia gave him her best grin.
The fluffy boss monster chuckled "I always was a crybaby, wasn't I, Sombra?"
The filly's smile wavered, Celestia sighed, "Asriel, I'm sorry, I'm...I'm not Sombra. I'm not your brother."
Asriel frowned, "...I know. You're not actually Sombra, he's been missing for a long time..."
"Um... Well, I guess I should introduced myself. My name's Celestia." The pony introduced herself in an attempt to cheer up the young monster.
"Celestia?" Asriel repeated, a small smile grew in his face, "That's a nice name" Asriel glanced at himself, then back to the pony. "Celestia, I haven't felt like this in a long time. As a flower, I couldn't feel anything. I was soulless, I lacked the power to love other people. But now, with everyone's SOULs inside me... I not only have my own compassion back... But every other monster's as well. They all care about each other so much. And... They care about you too, Celestia." Asriel explained, growing a smile on his face.
Celestia stared speechless at Asriel, taking in what he had said.
Asriel held in a giggle from the alicorn's expression, "I wish I could tell you how they feel about you. Papyrus.. Sans... Undyne... Alphys...... Toriel. It feels like they all really love you. Haha." He frowned and lowered his head, "Celestia... I... I understand if you can't forgive me. I understand if you hate me, I acted so strange and horrible. I hurt you. I hurt so many people. Friends, family, bystanders... There's no excuse for what I've done."
"Well I don't care, I forgive you!" Celestia quickly assured him.
Asriel stared at her in shock, "Wh...what?" his shock turned into humourless chuckles, "...Celestia, come on. You're... You're gonna make me cry again...besides, even if you do forgive me... I can't keep these SOULs inside of me. The least I can do is return them."
The pony frowned, she realised the harsh reality that Asriel still had the monster and pony SOULs. Celestia's eyes widened a bit, she remembered something. "Wait. What about the barrier? I'm not strong enough to break it. And there's no possible way I'm leaving everyone behind!"
Asriel gave her a determined smile, "Leave that to me, Celestia. Right now, I can feel everyone's hearts beating as one... And we all have one burning desire... It's time for monsters to finally go free."
Celestia returned Asriel's smile with her own, "Let me help you!" The boss monster raised a brow, mentally asking what she meant. "I promised to mom, to Toriel, that I'll find some way to break the barrier. I'm keeping that promise. So please, Asriel, let me lend you my power. Let me give you my DETERMINATION!"
Asriel's smile grew wider, "OK then, get close to me." Celestia did as he said, "Ready?" He asked, the filly nodded. "Then here we go!"
Asriel closed his eyes and took a deep breath, raising his arms, six coloured SOULs popped out of him. The pony SOULs. They slowly spun around him as Asriel and Celestia drifted upwards, the alicorn felt the coloured hearts giving him their power, Celestia did the same as she closed her eyes. A strong, bright yellow aura came out of the alicorn's horn, floating into Asriel.
Suddenly, Celestia felt a burst of power radiating around her. She figured that the monster SOULs had been released, and were surrounding her and the monster. From that point on, everything rushed like a blur. Asriel groaning from the immense power, Celestia herself grunting, and a giant burst of power with an indescribable amount of power.
The barrier was destroyed.
Celestia felt everything slow down as she landed back on the black ground. She looked around to still see the void as well as Asriel. "Did... Did we do it?"
The furry monster gazed at her and grinned, he nodded his head. The barrier was finally gone.
"We did it..." Celestia said breathlessly, she quickly squealed in delight, "WE DID IT!! YES!! WE FINALLY BROKE THE BARRIER!!!!" the alicorn realised that she had used her 'loud' voice and smiled sheepishly, "S-sorry about that! I'm just excited!! I mean I- You- We... We did it!!!" She pranced around Asriel, chanting the words 'We did it!' over and over.
Said fluffy monster laughed at the pony's excitement, "Yeah... We did it, didn't we?" His smile faded, "Celestia... I... I have to go now"
The pony immediately stopped her dancing and stared at Asriel in disbelief, "What... Now!?"
Asriel nodded, "Without all those SOULs inside me... I can't keep maintaining this form. Sooner or later, I'll turn back into a flower. I'll stop being 'myself'. I'll stop being able to fee lovel again. So.. Celestia. It's best if you just forget about me, OK? Just go be with the people who you love. The people who love y-"
Asriel was interrupted when Celestia pulled him in for a tight hug,
"Go be with the people I love? Then that means you're my first stop...Brother..." The pony felt Asriel tense up, then ultimately, hug her back.
"Ha... Ha... I don't want to let go..."
After a good, long while of hugging, Celestia let go of Asriel, "Celestia... You're... You're going to do a great job, OK? No matter what you do. Everyone will be there for you, okay?" He gave Celestia a small smile, "Well, goodbye...Celestia." With that, he slowly walked off.
The pony watched as he took a few step forward, a few steps away from her. She saw as Asriel walked away from her, to be simply forgotten and be a memory of the past, that should have happened.
"Asriel! Wait!" Celestia shouted. Fortunately, the little monster stopped and turned around. "Asriel, please... It can't end like this. I don't want you to walk away yet!" She exclaimed.
Asriel sighed, as if he knew she was going to stop him. "Celestia, please understand... I'll be a flower soon, a soulless flower... And we can't stay here... You can feel it, right? This place is already falling apart." As he said that, the pony felt gravity weigh her down, and a small breeze blew up from below her.
"Well, let's meet back in the underground then! That's where we'll end up anyway, right?"
Asriel nodded, "Yeah, but do you really want to postpone your freedom, everyone freedom, just for me?"
The filly gave him an encouraging smile, "Everyone's been waiting for the barrier to break forever now, I think the can wait a little longer!" Her weight was getting noticeably heavier as the weak breeze changed into rushing wind. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she swore she heard someone say her name.
Asriel blinked away the surprise Celestia had given him. "Well, if you really want to meet me... Head to the place where you first fell down! Okay!?" Asriel had to shout because the gushing winds were getting louder.
Celestia gave him a confident nod, "I promise" In a flash, the dark void cracked and shattered to reveal a white void. Asriel was breaking apart to, but he didn't seem to care, he just stared at the alicorn with a spark of hope.
Celestia felt herself falling, getting dizzier and dizzier. As she closed her eyes, she heard the same voice in her head, only much louder this time.
The filly felt herself being hugged tightly by soft, loving arms. Celestia struggled to open her eyes and adjust to the world around her. Everything was a bit shaky and blurred, but soon enough she saw figures of her friends, their faces showed relief. The pony blinked slowly, still feeling someone hugging her.
"M-mom...?" She weakly called out.
She felt her mother tense up, Toriel loosened her grip on the alicorn and gazed at her in shock, then relief. "You are awake! Thank goodness!" Toriel gave her daughter an even tighter hug, then let her go so the pony could stand.
Alphys spoke next, "W-we were so worried...! It felt like you were out forever!"
Then Undyne, who wore a happy grin "Yeah! Any longer and I would've freaked out!" Her eyes then turned serious, "Tell us next time you decide to take a nap, okay!?"
"yeah. you made papyrus cry like a baby." Sans cut in, making his brother angry.
"WHAT!? I DIDN'T CRY!! I DON'T CRY!!! I JUST... CAUGHT SOMETHING IN MY EYE."
Sans raised a non-existent brow, "what did you catch?"
"TEARS!!!" Papyrus cried loudly.
The tall skeleton's actions made Celestia let out a weak, but genuine laugh, "OK, OK. I'll make sure to tell you guys."
"Now, now." Asgore spoke, comforting Papyrus, "The important part is that Celestia is all right." The King revealed something that was hiding in his cape, a cup of tea. It looked strangely fresh, and warm. "Here, Celestia. Why not drink some tea? It'll make you feel better."
Before the alicorn could reply her mother interfered, "Errr... How about we give her space, first? She must be very exhausted. Though from what, I'm not certain." She had mumbled the last sentence to herself. Toriel looked down at her child, "Celestia... We do not remember exactly what happened." She confessed, "There was a flower... And then, everything went white."
Celestial tuned out what Toriel had said after that. The filly's eyes widened, 'Asriel...' She remembered the talk they had, and the promise she gave.
"-Perhaps you might want to take a walk. And say goodbye to all of your wonderful friends." Her mother finished.
Celestia snapped back to reality and smiled at Toriel, "Yeah, I'd like that. But you can wait for me, right?" She turned to everyone else, "You too guys."
Toriel chuckled, "Do as you wish. We will all wait for you here." The others nodded in agreement.
"Ok, I'll meet you guys back in a bit! I promise I won't take long!" With a flash of yellow magic, Celestia teleported away.
The alicorn had teleported to where she and Flowey had first met. Celestia ran off excitedly to where she and Asriel planned to meet. "Asriel?" She called out, nearing the flower patch. The filly slowed down when she spotted the little boss monster.
Asriel looked back at her in surprise, "You, actually came."
Celestia grinned, "Of course I did! I don't break promises." She walked up to Asriel and sat down near the patch of flower, gesturing that Asriel do the same.
As the goat monster sat down they looked up at the sky, even though it was nighttime, the moon and star's light still illuminated the area.
After a while, the pony spoke, "It's nice, isn't it?" She asked Asriel.
"Yeah. It is."
More silence filled the room.
"So, we broke the barrier." The filly said.
"We broke the barrier" Asriel repeated.
Celestia stared blankly into nothingness. "Everyone's free, everyone can leave the underground and live on the surface...... It was my dream to live happily with my- our, mom. Now that dreams a reality and even more monsters are with me. I'm should be happy.... Yet I'm not."
Asriel blinked in surprise and stared at Celestia. "How are you not happy?! You were so determined in breaking the barrier! I saw it in your eyes, and now you're telling me your still not satisfied!?!"
Celestia stared at the flowers, "I am happy and satisfied. But not as much as I thought I would be. It's like, somethings missing... I think I know what it is though."
Asriel gazed in curiosity, "What is it?"
Celestia smiled and glanced at him, "You."
The boss monster's eyes turned from curious to solemn. Asriel tore away his gaze at the alicorn's and sighed, "I know what your going to say. I'm sorry, but I can't come back. I just can't, OK? I don't want to break their hearts all over again. It's better if they never see me."
Celestia didn't protest or try to persuade him to go with her, as Asriel expected. Instead, she sighed, "I know."
The little monster's eyes widened, "You're not going to tell me I should go with you. Or say that I'm making a mistake?"
"I'm not your parent, I'm your friend, your sister. I can't tell you what to do, or force you to do anything. In the end, it's your choice." Celestia took a deep breath, "I guess somewhere, deep inside me, I knew what your choice would be."
"...Then why come here? Why still stay with me when there are others who you love and love you back? Is it pity?" The goat monster asked.
"No, not that. I just have some question I'd like answered." Celestia looked at him, "Questions, about you and your brother."
Asriel focused his gaze on the golden flowers, "Well, I guess you can go ahead and ask."
"Do you know why Sombra fell down here?" The filly asked.
Asriel visibly tensed up, "It wasn't for a very happy reason. Celestia. I'll be honest with you. Sombra despised ponies, why he did, he never talked about it. But I'm pretty sure his magic might be a reason. His powers, they were different from an average pony. Sombra's Magic, it radiated with power and hatred."
This raised a new question in the pony's mind, "Was Sombra a bad person?"
Asriel stayed silent for a while before he answered, "No. He may have hated ponies with a passion, but he loved me. He cared about me, a lot. We were inseparable, heh, I still remember the birthday present he gave me."
Celestia's mind raced back to when she saw the tapes. "Wait a minute..." She dug into her satchel and revealed the ukulele she took a while back. "Is this the present your talking about."
Asriel gasped, he visibly got happier. "That's it!" The monster took the instrument out of Celestia's magical grip and stared at it in astonishment. "It's just the way I kept it!" He began to play a little tune with his ukulele.
While he was playing Celestia heard a faint meow from behind her. She turned to see that a familiar winged cat was staring at her, the feline swayed her tail in a way where it looked like it wanted her to follow it.
"Celestia, did you do this?" Asriel called out.
"Hm?" The filly turned to look at him, Asriel was pointing to a singular black flower, standing out from all the golden ones. "What happened"
The little monster shrugged, "I had my eyes closed when I was playing, so I don't know how that got there." He explained.
In the back of the alicorn's mind, she heard an oh-so-familiar voice.
"Thanks for bringing him back..."
The voice belonged to Sombra.
'Uh... You're welcome.'
"I'm not entirely sure how that flower appeared, but right now I have something else in mind." Celestia explain as she stood up.
Asriel had a sad look in his eyes, "You're leaving?"
She smiled, "Not yet, I'm thinking of just taking a walk back home. You know, my old home." Celestia explained. "You can join me, if you want that is." With that, Celestia walked away, leaving Asriel to himself.
The monster stared down at the black flower, "What should I do... Do you know?" The flower didn't talk back, obviously. He sighed, "I miss you Sombra, I wish I could see you." He felt his eyes well up with tears, the little monster stood up and wiped them away. "Goodbye, Sombro." Asriel ran after Celestia.
As Celestia continued further into the ruins, while spotting some monsters she had met before, she felt a pang of sadness within her chest. 'This is the last time I'll ever see this place. Hopefully the surface is a lot better.'
"Celestia!" A voice rang out.
Said pony stopped in her tracks, she smirked, 'I wondered when he would show up.' "Asriel! Over here!" The pony spotted the former prince dashing up to her.
"Hey!" He said, finally catching up to her, "I decided to walk with you. It's been a long time since I've been through here."
"I can say the same thing." Celestia replied. "Come on, I'm pretty sure that spider bakery is up ahead." She continued to walk.
Asriel walked with her as he raised a brow. "Why are we going there?"
"I just want to check out something." Was Celestia's reply. As they reached the bakery, they noticed a small purple note stuck on one of the webs.
Sorry, we're closed. We will be relocating on the surface. We're sorry for any inconvenience. Have a nice day!
"So the spiders made it out." The filly muttered beneath her breath.
"That's a shame, I'm kind of hungry." Asriel confessed.
"Oh! I think I have something in here." Celestia checked her satchel again, only to find something that defiantly wasn't there before. She lifted it up, it was two chocolate cookies, with a sticky note attached to it.
Asriel's eyes beamed, "Cookies~" He quickly snatched on of them and took a small nibble at it. "Mm! It's delicious! Where'd you get this?"
Celestia didn't reply, she just stared at the sticky note on the cookie. It was in a strange yet familiar language, and it had a paw print on it.
She put the note away and took a nibble at the treat. Asriel was right, it did taste delicious. With one massive bite, the cookie was gone. She noticed the muffled laughs coming from Asriel, "What?"
"It's, hphh.. funny...pfft... You eat... Hmhmhm just like my brother!" He was laughing like a madman now. Celestia could help but giggle too.
After a good few seconds of laughing, they continued walking further into the ruins. There was an awkward silence between Celestia and Asriel. The former couldn't think of what to do next.
The pony and monster both jumped back a bit, startled from the noise. Celestia realised that her phone was the cause of the sound. The pony checked her phone to see who was texting her.
Hello my child. My phone has been given an upgrade from your friends Alphys. Now I can text you! Amazing, is it not? Anyway my child, I was beginning to wonder what you are doing. Are you alright?
"Who's that?" The boss monster asked.
"It's mom." She replied, "She's asking if I'm okay." Asriel didn't reply. "I'll just say I've been hanging out in the ruins... I'll put it on vibrate too." The alicorn texted back to her mother and put away the phone.
Neither the filly or monster talked for awhile, but it was the pony who broke the ice first. "Hey, Asriel."
"What was it like being SOULless, I-if you don't mind me asking." Celestia stuttered. Asriel slowed down, visibly tensing up. Celestia feared she had crossed a line.
Asriel had his head down, "You already know, don't you? You've seen what I was before."
"N-no, I meant were you really sure that you didn't feel anything?" Celestia said carefully, hoping to not hurt Asriel's feelings.
"Celestia, when I was a flower. I felt so alone, no one could make me feel, not mom or dad. Nobody could make me happy, or sad, or anything! I couldn't kill myself because it never worked, I was too determined to die. And each time I tried, I just woke up to where I first started, like if it was all a dream. So I lived SOULless, forever, as an evil flower." He explained solemnly.
"Why.." The filly mumbled
The goat monster looked at her in confusion. "What?"
"Why did you decide you were evil?" Celestia spoke a little louder.
"I just told you, I couldn't feel emotions."
"And that automatically means you're evil?" Asriel stiffened up.
"No, I was once nice and kind as a flower, I helped people. But that was it. I didn't feel proud, or satisfied, or happy in the slightest. I grew bored of helping people and not feeling anything. My mind wandered of into more darker thought, the rest is history." Asriel explained, "So to answer your question. Yes, I'm sure I couldn't feel anything while I'm SOULless, no one can make me feel anything."
"What about me?" The filly replied confidently, "You're SOULless right now, aren't you? Haven't you been laughing and smiling, and feeling."
"That's... That's just a lingering effect from having all those SOULs" Asriel countered.
"What if it isn't? Asriel, I know you think it's impossible. But I'm pretty sure breaking the barrier was almost impossible too. And look how that turned out. What I'm saying is, even if you turn into a flower, even if you become SOULless. I'll still love you, you're my brother now, I want to do the best I can to help you."
A long silence was shared between the two. Celestia looked around her and realised something. "We're back at our house." Asriel didn't reply, but instead gazed at Celestia, deep in thought.
Suddenly, the goat monster winced in pain, "Ahh!" He clutched his head.
"Asriel! Are you alright?!" Celestia asked in a worried.
Said monster looked at his hands, his breathing stopped and his eyes widened. 'It's happening...'
His wrist had turned sickly green, and leaves were sprouting out.
Asriel groaned in pain once pain, collapsing near the withered tree. "D-don't worry, th-there might be some medicine in my mom's room! I'll be right back!" Celestia rushed in the house before Asriel could protest. Celestia knew it was hopeless, but she at least wanted to try.
Meanwhile, Asriel groaned in pain, lying by the side of the tree. He knew it was coming sooner or later, but he recalled what Celestia had told him.
"-Your my brother now-"
"-Are you alright!?-"
"-I'll still love you-"
"-In the end, it's your choice-"
'My choice...' He didn't feel pain anymore, instead he felt something different. Hope.
The alicorn rushed out of the house and looked around, "Asriel! I can't-" She broke off when she couldn't see him near the tree. "Asriel..." Celestia felt like her heart had been torn out. She looked around the withered tree, and spotted a familiar golden flower, it looked wilted.
The flower twitched, and moved its head up, to reveal a face on it. Celestia knew what had happened. Asriel had turned back into Flowey the flower.
Flowey expected Celestia too stare at him in pity, an emotion of which he despised. Yet, the pony's eyes were filled with concern.
"Are you okay?" She asked him.
Flowey looked at her in confusion, "Why are you looking at me that way?" The pony raised a brow in response, "There's no anger or pity in your eyes. Why?"
Celestia gave him a small smile, "I told you, even if you're a flower, I'll still love you Asriel."
Flowey/Asriel flinched, "Please don't say that name. At least, not in front of others."
"i think he means me" A certain skeleton voice replied.
Celestia gasped and turned around, Sans was leaning on a wall near the exit. "Uncle Sans!? How long have you been here?!"
"long enough to hear what you just said." The small skeleton replied, walking towards his niece. "so, a flower is your brother? you gotta be 'pollen' my leg, tia"
Celestia held in a snicker while Flowey grumbled something incoherent.
"on other note. your mom's been worried about ya, since you didn't return her text." Sans explained.
Celestia sweat dropped, "I didn't know I was away that long, we better get going, shouldn't we?"
"Hold up pony." Flowey spoke up, getting her attention as well as Sans' "I...I've made my choice. I'm coming with you."
Celestia beamed, "I know the perfect thing for this! Wait here for a second!" In a flash she teleported away.
Flowey and Sans started to have a staring competition with each other. Flowey broke the silence first, "So why are you here, smiley trash bag."
Sans ignored the flower's insult and walked up to him, "let's say i'm what the cat dragged in."
Flowey scowled, "The only reason why I'm not gonna kill you right now is because Celestia wouldn't like it."
Sans closed his eyesockets, "heh." he opened them to reveal they had no white pinpricks. "I Could Say The Same Thing."
The flower was unfazed by Sans' threat and sighed, "Listen smil- ugh, Sans... I'm going to be straight forward with you. Celestia's given me something, a new chance. I want to take that chance, try something new for a start. So, can we just, forget about what we've done to each other in the past."
Sans raised a non-existent brow, "okay, who are you, and what've you done to flowey?"
Flowey growl, "I MEANT WHAT I SAID!! This actually might be new chance for me. Please, Sans... Can we forget what happened back then?"
Sans stayed silence, thinking. "...fine... but if you so much as hurt my kid..." A vibrant blue flame glowed from his left eye. "I'll Tear You Apart."
Flowey let out a satisfied, 'humph'. "It's a deal then."
Suddenly a yellow glow appeared and the alicorn had returned with a few items. "Okay I'm back!"
Flowey's eyes widened as he saw a trowel and flower pot within the pony's aura. "What the hell are those for!?!"
Sans' smile grew wider, "i like this idea already."
Celestia's smile wavered, "I was expected you to react that way. But I think it's for the best."
Flowey gave her a dead panned look, "So it's the best for me to be trapped in a flower pot for the rest of my life?"
"Not for the rest of your life." The filly reassured, "It's just easier to travel this way."
Flowey grumbled, "Ur.. Let's get this over with." Celestia placed the pot on the ground and tried to carefully dug out her flower friends. The keyword was 'tried'. "Ow! Watch it! You nearly cut off my root!"
"Sorry." Celestia apologised, lifting some dirt and Flowey up, the alicorn carefully placed him in the flower pot. "There we go! You all right in there?"
Flowey looked around his pot, "I guess it's okay..."
"Great! Let's get going! Uncle Sans, you coming with us?" The pony called out.
Sans was already walking out of the room, "nah, i'll meet you guys up there. see ya, tia, flowey." With that, he was gone.
"So, you ready?" Celestia asked.
"Hmph, guess so." He remarked.
The alicorn smiled as they both flashed out of the room.
Chapter 50: Celestia: Ambassador of Monsters/Princess of the sun
Celestia and Flowey flashed back into the throne room. Celestia felt her body tingle with excitement, in just a few moments she and her family would get to see the surface. Flowey had other thoughts, specifically of what the pony's other friends would think.
"I don't like this." Flowey finally said to his sister, "Your friends aren't going to like this- like me, either. I know that they're going to hate me."
"Don't worry Asriel," Celestia assured, "If they hate you, they're gonna have to get through me!"
"That doesn't make sense."
"You know what I mean!" Flowey smirked at the pony's response "You ready, Flowey?"
He rolled his eyes, "What do you think?"
The pony smiled, "Ready it is then." She walked in to the next room.
"Mom! I'm back!" Celestia called out. Toriel and the others turned their gaze to her in relief, then took notice to what she was holding. Their eyes looked shocked and angry. Except for Sans, who already knew, and Papyrus, who looked happy to see the flower.
"OH! IT'S THAT NICE FLOWER WHO TOLD ME TO CALL EVERYBODY!!" Papyrus said, oblivious to what the others were thinking.
"U-uh, Papyrus. Wasn't t-that the flower that tried to k-kill us?" Alphys asked, visibly scared.
"OH RIGHT. STILL NICE TO SEE IT AGAIN!"
Celestial saw Flowey tense up, "Uh, guys, this is Flowey. My super-close friend now. We're super-close" She assured, badly.
"You're friends with that flower that tried to KILL US!?!?" Undyne exclaimed, readying to attack is necessary.
"'That flower' has a name you know! It's Flowey." Flowey introduced himself.
The alicorn sweat dropped, this was not going well. She took a deep breath, "I know that Flowey has done some bad things, but he wants to try something new. I want to help him out in anyway I can. What I'm asking is... are you all okay with this?"
Her friends thought for a few seconds, then Toriel spoke, "My child, do you trust Flowey?" She asked.
The pony glanced at Flowey, then at her mother, "Yes."
The goat monster nodded, "I trust your judgment, since you do trust Flowey, I will trust him as well." Toriel and Celestia waited for the others to answer.
Sans was the first to answer. "i already said my answer to tia. while he's done bad thing, i'm pretty sure i have no choice."
Papyrus answered next, "SINCE CELESTIA BELIEVES IN HIM, I WILL BELIEVE AS WELL!"
Then Undyne, "Ugh! Guess he's stuck with us. I'll be cool with him, but if he tries any funny business I strike him down!" Alphys nodded to show she argreed.
Asgore spoke lastly, "I always believed in seconds chance" he said while glancing at Toriel, "So I will give the flower the Benefit of the doubt."
Flowey was utterly shocked by everyone's reactions, he turned to Celestia, "Hmph, this is part when I say 'thank you', isn't it?" The alicorn nodded, Flowey sighed in defeat, "Thank you... There! Happy!?"
Celestia nodded happily, "This is great! You're learning basic mannerisms!"
Flowey looked angered at Celestia's response, "Are you saying I didn't have any to begin with!?"
"Well you never showed any when we first met" She retorted sharply.
The flower let out a defeated sigh, "Weren't we suppose to be heading to the surface?" He grumbled.
The filly gasped, 'How did I forget?!' She glanced at her friends, "What're we waiting for everyone? The barriers gone! Let's head out to the surface!" Hearing the the sounds of her friends agreeing, they all heading left to were the barrier once was.
As they walked, Papyrus began chatting to Undyne about what he would do after they reached the surface. Alphys was showing Asgore something on her phone, the alicorn wondered why Alphys was blushing the entire time. Uncle Sans and Toriel were getting along great, although Celestia felt something strange between one of them, like a one-sided love. Or... Something like that.
"Hey, Celestia? Hello?"
Celestia was pulled back to reality when she heard Flowey's voice. "Oh...uh, yeah, Flowey?"
"You've been gazing at everyone for a while now. What are you thinking about?" Flowey questioned.
Celestia glanced at everyone behind her, then to her potted friend. "I've realised something... I've reached the end. The journeys over. For some reason... I'm beginning to have some regrets.. Some wishes I didn't do, or monsters I didn't interact with much."
Flowey looked anxious for some reason, very anxious. "Oh, so your regretting to not do everything back in the underground..? Are... Are you going to do anything about it?"
The pony gazed questionably at her brother. "I'd like to go back... But I feel like I shouldn't... I already have you guys, I'll probably get over it quickly."
The flower sighed in relief. "I hope so."
"Still, I can't get over the fact that my quest is over already. My whole journey to break the barrier, it's all done."
Flowey scoffed, "I thought you of all people would know what comes after the journey."
Celestia raised a brow, "What comes after a journey like that?"
Flowey looked ahead... and smiled, "The next journey..."
Celestia followed his gaze and gasped, alerting the others. "This is it."
"We're at the surface."
As everyone piled out of the underground, currently standing on the edge of the mountain. They looked apon the night sky, filled with dazzling stars. A full moon was lazily drifting down into the horizon, it illuminated the surface world around them, trees going far beyond the eye could see. Little mountains and hills scattered among the horizon, and a strange looking city in the far distance, built on the side of a mountain.
Everyone was stars truck at the sight. Toriel was the first to break the silence.
Asgore spoke next, "Isn't it beautiful, everyone?"
Alphys stared directly at the moon in awe, "Wow... It's e-even better than on tv... WAY better! Better than I ever imagined!"
"Celestia, ponies LIVE with this!?" Undyne exclaimed, gesturing to the landscape. "The stars look amazing... And the air is so fresh! I really feel alive!"
"HEY, SANS... WHAT'S THAT BLUE ROCK UP THERE?" Papyrus asked his smaller brother, pointing at the moon.
"we call that 'the moon', my friend." He answered.
"THAT'S THE MOON!? WOWIE!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M FINALLY MEETING THE MOON!!" The tall skeleton shouted joyfully. Giving the alicorn a little giggle.
"I could stand here and watch this for hours..." The King said, staring at the night sky.
"Yes, it is beautiful, is it not? But we should really think about what comes next." Toriel interjected to Asgore.
"Oh, right..." The large goat monster turned to the group, "Everyone... This is the beginning of a bright new future. An era of peace between ponies and monsters. Celestia..." He called out to the pony, "I have something to ask of you. Will you act as our ambassador to the ponies?"
Celestia looked surprised at first, then smirked, "Like you had to ask. Of course I'll be the ambassador! I can imagine it now... 'Celestia! The all mighty ambassador of monsters!'. Has a nice feel to it, don't you think?"
Asgore and Toriel both smiled down at Celestia while the others laughed, the pony felt herself getting picked up by a tall skeleton.
"YEAH! CELESTIA WILL BE THE BEST AMBASSADOR!" He cheered excitedly, hugging a giddy pony and grouchy flower.
"Rrr... Careful! I don't want to be dropped!" Flowey glowered, finally speaking.
"SORRY." Celestia and Papyrus said in unison.
"H-hey guys, look!" Alphys pointed to the moon, which was almost completely submerged into the horizon.
"looks like the sun's coming up..." Sans said, gazing at the horizon. The other monsters, and Celestia, also looked apron the setting moon.
Suddenly, Celestia groaned in pain. Subconsciously dropping Flowey from her grasp.
"WAH!" Said flower screeched, fortunately being grabbed by Toriel just in time. Flowey glared daggers at the filly, "What the hell is wrong with you pon-" he stopped himself when he was the state of the pony.
Celestia laid limp in Papyrus' arms, her horn glowing brightly and the symbol of the sun was glowing. Suddenly, her eyes flashed opened, literally. The alicorn's pupils were replaced by a glowing light, shinning out of her eyes.
"CELESTIA?" Papyrus muttered, still carrying the pony in his arms.
The alicorn teleported out of the skeleton's grip and on the edge of the cliff. Looking directly at the horizon, she slowly took a step forward until a voice stop her.
"My child! What are you-"
"I know what I'm doing." Celestia spoke in a powerful voice, turning to her mother. "This is what I was suppose to be doing all this time... The sun is restless, it needs me." With that, she took a hoof off the ground. Surprisingly enough, a yellow platform was under her hoof. With each step forward new magic platforms were summoned.
After being a few feet away from the mountain, the alicorn turned around to face her gawking friends. Her horn glowed even brighter, behind Celestia, the sun was peaking out.
The filly flapped her wings, taking flight as the sun rose higher. Celestia spread her wings out as far as they could go, with the sun right behind her, it made her look like a goddess.
A powerful blast of magic erupted around Celestia. It had ended, her eyes flashed back to normal, as she teleported back to her friends. If they weren't star struck then, they were now. They each gave her their reaction.
"What the hell was that!?!?"
"well that was impressive..."
"HOLY MAC AND CHEESE!!"
"WHAT!? .....WHAT THE F##K???"
"Y-you just... S-sun moved a-and.... A-a-are you a magical princess...?"
"I've never seen such an amazing feat quite like that."
Celestia blinked, looking as astounded as the others were. "Did...did I just..." She looked up at the sky, it was morning now.
'Did I just lift the sun?'
Celestia knelt to the ground, she heard her mother gasp and rush up to her.
"My child! Are you okay?"
"I-I'm, I..." She mumbled at first, then looked up at her mother. "I feel... Stronger". She stood up without her mother's help, "I feel much stronger! But I'm just as confused at what happened as everyone else... M-maybe there's someone around here that we can get answers from..."
Most of the others had gotten out of their shock, they looked around.
"OH LOOK! THERE'S SOME SORT OF CASTLE OVER THERE!!" Papyrus pointed out, it was a big mansion in the middle of the forest. It looked, nice, to say the least. "DON'T WORRY CELESTIA! THE GREAT PAPYRUS WILL GET THE ANSWERS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!!" The skeleton quickly ran off to the direction of the castle.
"Papyrus, wait! And he's gone..." Celestia sighed.
"welp. somebody's gotta catch up to him before he causes trouble. see you guys" Sans walked off in the direction Papyrus went.
'He'll find a shortcut, soon enough.' The pony thought.
Undyne chuckled, "Never knew Sans could actually DO something. Though, he probably won't find him faster than me! Papyrus, wait!!!" She ran off.
Realising that Undyne ran off without her, Alphys yelled. "Hey, Undyne! Wait up!!" She ran off.
Celestia smiled and turned to Flowey, still being held by Toriel. She carefully lifted him up towards her. "Sorry about dropping you, Flowey."
The flower 'hmph'ed and tore away from her gaze. "If you think I'm going to say, 'I forgive you', I'm not. Do you know what could've happened to me if goat mom didn't catch me!?"
The alicorn sighed, "I'm guessing you'll make me listen to it a hundred times". She looked back at Toriel and Asgore, "We better get going." With that, the walked to the castle in the forest.
"Ok! Ok! I get it Flowey! I swear I'll never drop you again! Just, please! Stop talking..." Celestia whined in defeat.
Flowey grinned, knowing all to well that he had won. "Fine. I see you've learned your lesson."
As Celestia, Flowey, Toriel, Asgore, Alphys, and Undyne continued towards the castle, they spotted the skelebros waiting at a huge door.
"There you are!" Undyne said, running up to the skeleton.
"AH! I SEE YOU ALL ARRIVED, FANTASTIC! I WAS JUST WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO COME OUT, I'VE ALREADY KNOCKED ON THE DOOR." Papyrus explained as everyone reached the front of the castle.
"no one's arrived yet. but it's okay, i get to practice some of my knock knock jokes.". Sans also explained.
"I wonder why no one has answered..." Toriel muttered, looking at the door.
"Well it is just a few minutes after dawn, Celestia made sure of that. I'm pretty sure most poines are still asleep at dawn" Flowey stated in a matter-of-fact tone.
"Hmm..." Celestia walked right up to the door, "Maybe we just need to knock it harder?" Lifting her hoof, the pony knocked hard in the door.
To everyone's surprise, the door opened. Revealing a great hall with multiple doorways.
"Woah..." Celestia gawked, slowly trotting in, as did everyone else. The place was huge! And at the end of the room were two seat that could only be described as thrones, one blue and one orange. Above those thrones was a long poster.
"WOWIE! CELESTIA, IS THAT SUPPOSE TO BE YOU!?!" Papyrus pointed at the poster, everyone looked to where he was pointing and gasped.
"T-the poines are all worshiping you..." Alphys said, looking in awe at the poster as the rest.
The poster was hanging down between the two thrones. In it, was a white pony with a pure coat and straight auburn hair. The most interesting aspect of the pony was the horn and wings that had sprouted out from her. The pony was an alicorn, and on the bottom of the poster were poines bowing down in respect.
"That's isn't me." Celestia spoke, "I don't have that kind of hair..." She examined the artwork more, "There!" She pointed at the top of the artwork.
There were two ponies, also alicorns. A tiny blue alicorn with the moon to her left, and a small white alicorn with rainbow-like hair, a sun was to her right.
Before anymore could be said, hoofsteps were heard. A small, high pitched voice started to be heard.
"-And then I was a superhewo and a pawent and I danced with a wobot and-"
"Yes, yes, dear Luna. I see that the dream you had was quite fascinating." Another voice spoke, a much older and wise one. Then, two figures came out of the left side of the doorway. A small alicorn, like in the poster, and an old unicorn stallion, with a white swirly beard.
"Right now, though, I need to see what, or who had lifted up the-" The old wizard looked at Celestia, "Sun... P-princess of the sun! You have returned!" The old pony quickly bowed towards the White alicorn.
"Whaddua mean Gwrunkle Swirwy?" The little filly, presumably Luna, then stared at Celestia, she gasped happily. "Tia! Big sis!" Luna jumped for joy as she hurried to the other pony.
The old wizard stopped bowing and gazed at Celestia happily, "I knew you weren't gone. Where have you been all this time." The stallion looked behind Celestia to see the group of monsters. His eyes widened, "I guess they answer the question for me... Is there an explanation for this?"
"Woooaaahhh....." Luna awed at the other monsters. "Cewestia, did you brwing them back?"
"Uhhhh...." The filly slurred, it was difficult getting over the fact that she had a baby sister. "Maybe, we shouldn't talk about it here."
"Ah, yes! Come with me everyone! I'll show you to the main dinning room. There we can have a chat about what's going on." The unicorn announced to the monsters and ponies. They all followed him.
In the new room, pane glass artworks covered the walls, a long table had multiple tea cups for everyone and one teapot. On one side were Papyrus, Sans, and Undyne, having fun with the blue alicorn named Luna, although she prefers the name 'Woona'. While Asgore, Toriel, Celestia, Alphys, and Flowey were on the other side explaining what had happened in the white alicorn's journey.
The old pony, named Starswirl, sat in silence after the explanation, he glanced at Celestia in astonishment. "After all this time, you were in the underground? And you broke the barrier! I know you are an alicorn, but that is still an amazing feat! And at such a young age!"
Celestia blushed with embarrassment, "Well, I-I had some help." She stuttered, glancing at Flowey.
"Now that we have told you our part, could you shed some light about how my child lifted up the sun?" Toriel asked.
"And who was that other white pony in the poster?" Flowey questioned as well.
"That pony..." The filly murmured. "Is, she my-"
"No, she's is not your biological mother." Starswirl replied, "Queen Lauren never had any children, but she did have students. You and your sister were her students. Luna had the gift of the moon while you, my dear, had the gift of the sun."
"S-so you're saying that Celestia is a princess?" Alphys asked, "A m-magical princess?" Her eyes were twinkling at this point.
"Yes. Why do you-"
"Oh my god! Celestia you're an actual, OFFICAL princess!! ImeanIalwayshadmytheorysbutthissealsthedeal!! It'slikeI'minananimeandI'mthecutesidecharacter!!" Alphys fangirled, talking about how amazing this was.
"You just had to answer the question." Flowey glowered.
"Well she did ask me. Anyways, do you wish to have other questions answered?" Starswirl asked the other monsters.
"I do." Asgore spoke, "The Queen of ponies, Queen Lauren. I'd like to speak with her about my people living on the surface now."
The old wizard tensed up, "I'm afraid I cannot do that, a few months ago... The Queen became deathly ill. Becoming weaker each day.... She passed away just four days ago. She left her best students with me and the task of lifting up both sun and moon." He let out a deep sigh, "Let me tell you it was no easy task, unlike alicorns, unicorns have their life force and magic force drain from them. I've been training Luna to lift the moon, but since Celestia's disappearance it has taken a toll on me. Strangely enough, these past few days the sun has been easier to lift, it was as if someone else was lifting it. I see now that you were the one Celestia."
"So that's why my magic was going haywire... I was actually lifting up the sun!" The pony concluded.
"W-wait, if the Queen is gone, who's ruling the surface?" Alphys wondered.
"That would be me... But with the Princess of the sun's return. I believe she is next in line." Starswirl answered, the monsters looked in shock.
As did Celestia, "I'm next in line? Does that mean I'll be the head of all the ponies and monsters?" The old wizard nodded. "That's... A lot to take in...".
"I have a suggestion." Toriel said, looking at Starswirl, "I could be Queen and take over the role instead of Celestia."
The unicorn immediately shook his head, "A monster being Queen over the ponies? I don't think they would like it very much, especially when your kind have just popped up."
Toriel tucked her hand under her chin, she thought about how the problem could be resolved, she quickly snapped her fingers. "How about until Celestia is the right age, You could be the ruler to ponies and I can be the... 'Assistant'. Taking up the more harder roles of being Queen. I am sure Asgore can help as well, if he isn't to busy will the role of King".
Starswirl sighed, "We haven't even gotten to the fact that monsters will live in Equestia and now Poines and monsters have to divide the lands. I am defiantly sure most of them wouldn't like it."
Asgore spoke up, "I don't see why we have to divide the lands. I'm positive that we could all live together in peace if we are determined enough."
"I don't think it's just that easy..."
"Gwrunkle Swirwy! Big sis! Uncle Sans towd me a joke!" Luna shouted, coming closer to the other monsters and ponies.
"Oh really, Luna?" Starswirl raised a brow playing along.
"WAIT, TINY WOONA! DON'T LISTEN TO SANS!" Papyrus yelled, running up to the little blue filly. Undyne ran up too while Sans was already there, presumably by using a shortcut.
Luna ignored the tall skeleton's protest and continued anyway, "Ahem, a monster wawks into a bar with a piece of pavement under his awrms..."
The filly giggled, "He says, 'One cider pwease'..."
"WOONA, DON'T YOU DARE!"
"don't listen to him, keep going."
"And won for the woad!" The blue pony finished cheerfully. Making Sans, Celestia and the others laugh while Papyrus, Undyne and Flowey groan.
"ARE YOU KIDDING ME SANS!? WE ALREADY HAVE A CUTE LITTLE PONY THAT LIKES/MAKES TERRIBLE PUNS, WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER!!" Papyrus protested, only making Sans laugh harder. The skelebros then had an argument about Luna's joking habits. Said pony joining in and defending Sans' side.
While the brothers were arguing, Toriel turned to Starswirl, "May I suggest we postpone the royalty conversation. I believe we should fully introduce ourselfs to the ponies before anything else happens."
The unicorn let out a chuckle, "I believe so too." He stood up, "I'll be back soon, I just need to inform the Royal guards about this news." With that he teleported away.
With Starswirl gone, Celestia looked around the room. Sans, Luna and Papyrus had stopped arguing. Undyne and Asgore were having a chat. Alphys and Flowey were also having a conversation, although it looked quite awkward. Toriel was currently talking to Luna, the ladder asking Toriel to tell her some puns.
Celestia smiled, 'It's like I always dreamed about...'
'I can finally live on the surface with everyone I love'.
The sun was high up in the sky, clouds scattered here and there. In a rather large castle, was a garden. Flowers were patched around the garden and trees were planted in a simple pattern. In the middle of this garden, was a large tree, under that tree were two things. A stone tablet.
And a golden flower.
Suddenly a figure flew down, it was a white alicorn. She had a constant flowing mane and tail, coloured with green, blue, and magenta. Her eyes were also magenta, and her cutie mark showed the blazing sun.
The pony was Celestia, princess of the sun and Ambassador of monsters.
The mare trotted towards the stone tablet, she read the words engraved on the surface.
In memory of Asriel Dreemurr: Caring brother Loving son Prince of monsters
Infront of the tablet, a single golden flower laid.
Celestia smiled, "Hey Asriel, I'm back again." She sat down in front of the flower, "Man, I got a lot of good stories today. I'm 100% sure you're going to love all of them. Now, what to start off first..." Celestia tucked her forehoof under her chin, thinking about what story to tell her brother.
"Hmm.... Got it!" Celestia grinned, "This story's called, 'Mettaton and the leg incident'".
"Hey Celestia!" Undyne shouted across the throne room.
Said pony's previous card pyramid she was making had collapsed. The pony groaned, "That's the 13th time this happened! This better be good Undyne." She got of her throne and trotted over to the Royal guard, she noticed that Mettaton was with her, too.
"Mettaton wants to speak with about something." Undyne pointed behind her, Mettaton looked disheveled, springs were coming out of his hair. Undyne exited to the other room, leaving the princess with Mettaton.
"Woah, what happened to you?" Celestia asked, looking at Mettaton up and down. "Didn't you make up a rule a while back, 'never be seen without...something'?"
"'NEVER TO BE SEEN WITHOUT SEEING YOURSELF FIRST', GLAD YOU REMEBERED. BUT THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! MY LEGS ARE MISSING!! SOMEBODY STOLE THEM!" The robot whined loudly.
The alicorn glanced at the robots legs, than back at Mettaton, "Found them." She said nonchalantly.
"NO, NOT THESE LEGS, MY NEW LEGS!!" Mettaton corrected, "I RECENTLY GOT A NEW UPDATE FROM ALPHYS, SHE GAVE ME NEW LEG PARTS, OH DARLING, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THEM. SO FABULOUS... THEY SEEMED TO STRETCH FOR MILES~" The robot purred, fantasising about his legs.
"Can we please get back to topic." Celestia groaned, irritated at Mettaton's antics,
"OF COURSE. I PUT THEM IN MY CLOSET FOR LATER, BUT WHEN I CAME BACK TO PUT THEM ON, THEY WERE GONE! AND I DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT!" He sobbed loudly.
"Hmm, I see... but don't these legs work too?" Celestia gestured to the legs Mettaton had now.
"OF COURSE THEY DO, THEY ARE A CLASSIC. THE LEGS THAT WERE STOLEN WERE SUPPOSE TO BE USED ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. LIKE WHEN I'M DOING A CONCERT, OR REACHED A NEW FAN MILESTONE, OR WHEN I'M ON DATES WITH PAPY-DEAR." Meta ton explained, Celestia was slightly irked by the last part.
"Oh yeah, you're still dating Papy" she mumbled... with a slight tone of anger.
"WHAT WAS THAT DEAR?"
"I said I'll call you if I have any leads." The princess quickly 'replied'.
"PLEASE HURRY, CELESTIA. MY DATE WITH PAPY-DEAR IS TOMORROW NIGHT, AND I WANT HIM DEARLY TO COMPLEMENT MY NEW LEGS." With that, Mettaton walked out of the throne room.
Celestia sighed, "What does Papyrus see in him..?" She questioned to no one in particular.
"Hey Tia!" A new voice rung out. A blue alicorn came rushing to the room, she was slightly smaller than Celestia. "Check these out!"
"Luna?" The white pony raised a brow, "What are you..." Her eyes drifted downwards, upon seeing what Luna was wearing, Celestia immediately laughed like their was no tomorrow.
The moon princess was currently wearing Mettaton's new legs, which were many sizes to big for her too fit. "You like it, right? These look so fabulous!" Luna posed dramatically, impersonating Mettaton, which only made her sister laugh harder.
Celestia summoned a phone and quickly rang the robot. "Hehehehhe! Metta-hehehh-ton.... Hahahahhahahahha! I found your -Hehehehhe- legs!"
"WHAT!?!? I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!!!"
In a flash, the main doors flew open, revealing a furious robot. When Mettaton saw Luna, he gasped, "LULU?!? YOU STOLE MY LEGS??? AND YOU MADE ANOTHER PAIR??!?"
Luna looked confused by this, "Stole? No, Uncle Sans gave me these. He said that I could use them for practicing the duplicate spell I've been working on. He also said that you didn't need them whatsoever."
Mettaton, as well as Celestia, put the pieces together on what happened. Celestia now laughed even harder while Mettaton looked more furious.
"URGH! THAT DAMN LAZY COMEDIAN. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN! HE'S TRYING TO BREAK ME UP WITH PAPYRUS! OH, WAIT TILL TORIEL HERE'S ABOUT THIS!!!" The robot ranted, stomping out of the room angrily.
After Mettaton left, Luna asked, "Hey sis, didn't Mettaton want these legs back?"
Celestia, now finished laughing, blinked, "Oh yeah, guess he was to angry to remember that. You better give his legs back."
"What about the other pair?"
The sun princess grinned wickedly, "I think I know what to do with the other pair."
Luna gave Celestia the other pair of legs, with that, she teleported away to Mettaton.
Later that day...
Grillby was currently running the new dinner on the surface, 'Grillbys 2: Still Grillin''. Everything was the same, except for a small package teleported next to him. The fire monster, being curious, opened the box. To his surprise, robot legs were inside, with a note attached to them.
These legs are so hot, you could fry an egg on them. Kinda like yours, :D By the order of the princess, you are tasked to hang them on the wall, any wall really. Sincerely, Celestia
Grillby sighed, but decided to do what the princess ordered.
"Those legs are still hanging on the wall at Grillby's. Me and Uncle Sans still chuckle every time we see them. Heheh." Celestia concluded, chuckling to herself.
"If you think uncle Sans was a bit too mean, don't worry, he gets his justice.!" The pony announced to the Golden flower.
"In this story.... 'Sans and the Sailor moon outfit'".
Tonight, was Halloween (1) both monsters and ponies were getting ready for the night of candy and terror. But two monsters were having a bit of trouble.
In the Spider café, there was trouble brewing.
"Ugh! I can't believe this!" Undyne banged her fist on the table, "How did they get my costume wrong!?! How?!" She exclaimed in fury.
"Uh, U-undyne. Careful with the table, you look l-like your about to b-break it." Alphys stuttered, noticing the large crack on the table.
"I know, I know... I'm just pissed, that's all." The fish monster grumbled. "We were suppose to win this year! We had the best costumes!"
Meanwhile, sitting at the same table the two monsters were, Celestia, Sans, and Papyrus were baffled on what was going on.
"Okay, I'm getting nothing on what's happening here." The pony stated blandly.
"yeah, me too. got an explanation?" Sans asked, Papyrus nodded his head in agreement since his mouth was stuffed with spider pastries.
"Well, me and Undyne are- or w-were- going to compete in the couples costume competition tonight." Alphys explained, "Undyne was suppose to be Sailor Moon and I was suppose to be Luna. N-not your sister, Celestia, the cute cat from the anime." She corrected.
"Yeah, but we just got them today and the size is wrong! My costume is too small, it's the same size as Alphys'!" The Royal guard complained. "I just really wanted Alphys and I to do something together, since I'm always guarding the Royal castle and Alphys is always working, it's hard to spend time with each other."
"O-oh, Undyne." Alphys hugged her girlfriend, "It's alright, it doesn't matter if we don't go or not. I still love you, and I know you love me."
Said monster sighed in defeat, "Yeah, yeah... Just wish you could go to the contest though, you've been planning it for a while."
"Hmm..." Celestia thought hard on how to solve this problem, her eyes widened as she grinned wickedly, "Got it!" She spoke up, gaining her friends attention. "Undyne, you said that your costume was about the same size as Alphys', so how about you let Sans go to replace you!"
The alicorn's friends shouted in shock.
"no, no no no. tia, you can't do this to me, no. no no no." The small skeleton retorted.
Papyrus swallowed the last spider muffin, "I HAVE TO AGREE WITH MY BROTHER, CELESTIA. HIS DIGNITY WILL BE SHATTERED, AND MAYBE MINE... BUT MOSTLY SANS!"
"Celestia that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come out of your mouth." Undyne dead-panned.
"I h-have too agree, though it's not that s-stupid. It's j-just not a good idea." Alphys agreed.
"why can't you wear it? it'll work better on you than on me."
"Pretty sure I might not fit into it exactly". The princess answered.
Suddenly, a new voice spoke up. It was Muffet, the owner of the Spider café. "Is everything alright here, deary~ You and your friends look very tense, Spider cider~?" She offered, showing four huge glasses of spider cider.
Suddenly, Celestia got an idea, "How about this, uncle Sans. If you can drink all four spider cider's, I'll wear the sailor moon outfit. As well as..." She whispered the rest so only the small skeleton could here.
Sans' eyesockets's widened, "you can't be serious."
Celestial smirked, "Cross my heart and hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye." She promised. "And if I win, you have to wear the sailor moon outfit. Do we have a deal?"
Sans stood in silence, the others waited in anticipation. Finally, his smile grew wider, "it's a deal."
"Muffet! We need four more spider ciders, please." Celestia ordered, giving the spider monster a large amount of bits.
Muffet smiled, "Coming right up, deary~" she walked away, preparing the spider ciders.
Later, on Halloween night
The white pony waited by the door of the changing room, "Hey uncle Sans! You ready yet?" Celestia called out, a large smirk on her face.
Said monster walked up to her in a sailor moon outfit. Sans himself looked as if he was done with life, "...."
The sun alicorn stiffed a laugh, "You... look, hmhmm... great!" Her eyes twinkled with amusement, "Come, hmhm! Come on. Let's get you and the others outta here and into the puplic eye!" The pony and skeleton quickly went down to the throne room, where the others were waiting.
In the giant room, Mettaton and Papyrus were having a small chat. The robot had a blond wig on and fake shiny sword, while the skeleton had a blue cloak on and held a wooden staff with fake skeletal ram head on the top. Undyne and Alphys were there as well, the ladder was wearing her Luna cat outfit.
"Hey guys!" Celestia called out, the monsters took notice of her, then took notice of Sans. With the exception of Alphys and Papyrus, they all stifled some laughs.
"I DID NOT REALISE HOW EMBARRASSING THIS WOULD BE... UNTIL NOW." Papyrus spoke up, looking directly at his brother.
"bro..." Sans said to his brother, "remind me never to make bets with tia ever again."
"OF COURSE SANS." His brother replied.
"A-anyways, Sans." The scientist spoke up, "I really have to th-thank you for this."
"don't mention it."
Celestia cleared her throat, gaining the attention of her friends. "Anyways, I'll see you guys after the competition."
"You're not coming?" Undyne asked, raising a non-existent brow.
"Nah, I'm gonna mooch off the butterscotch candy mom made for the trick-or-treater's. Wish me luck!" The princess winked.
With that said and done, the monsters exited the room. When everyone was gone, Celestia let out a hearty laugh. "Hahahahhahah!!! I can't believe he actually wore that costume!" She said to herself, walking out of the room and into the kitchen, where more candy presumably laid.
"Even though uncle Sans and Alphys got 4th place, Alphys had a great time! And, not that uncle Sans will ever admit it, but I'm pretty sure he had a good time, too." The alicorn finished.
"Turns out that Luna and M.K won that competition. They wore something from an... Anime? Or was it a video game? I can't remember the details"
Celestia's eyes widened slightly, "Wait! I forgot to tell you. M.K and Luna are... kind of a thing now. And it's so adorable!!!" She squeed, "Heheheh..." Her smile ever so slowly faded, "Hmm..... Asriel, do you still remember that day?"
Celestia stared at Flowey in shock. "You... Are you serious?"
Flowey's gaze was hard, "Of course I am. I just feel like it's the right thing to do."
"After all we've been through, this is how it ends! Have you even considered how this would effect our family!? How this would effect me!?!" The sun princess argued.
Flowey simply sighed, "I have, nothing would change. The only people who even consider me as a friend is YOU! Everyone else doesn't care for me!!"
The alicorn couldn't believe what he was saying. "What about Papyrus! Toriel! Asgore! Those people like you!!"
"It's only because you force them to like me." He quickly remarked. "Celestia, without you I'm still the monster everyone despises."
"So what!? Without me, monsters wouldn't have even gotten to the surface. You don't need to do this!" She retorted.
"Yes, I do"
"Why? Why is this so important to you!"
"Becasue I finally get to see him again!!!" The flower shouted loudly, taking in deep breaths from the outburst. "Celestia, I finally get the chance to see Sombra again. I can actually rest in peace now. I know it's going to be hard on you... But please, let me go. Let me reunite with Sombra."
Celestia was speechless, she never thought of it that way. In fact, the more she thought about it, the more guilty she felt. "I-I.... I see" She reluctantly answered.
Flowey gave her a small smile, "Thank you."
Celestia sighed, "Come on, let's go see Alphys."
Tears welled up in the alicorn's eyes, she slowly wiped them away. "I know it's what you wanted... But can you give me a sigh, or something." She looked up at the sky, waiting for an answer.
'What the?' Celestia turned around to see a very familiar winged cat, a little post note stuck on it's tail. "Oh my god.... It's you."
"Sorry for the delay, have I missed this picnic?" It joked, padding over to the memorial stone. "Just wanted to give this dull rock a little 'something something'. It is a stone for Asriel after all" The cat stuck the note to the side of the stone. Celestia, being the curious pony she was, took a peak at what the feline had done.
In memory of Asriel Dreemurr: Caring brother Loving son Pie romancer Prince of monsters
"Pie romancer?" The pony read aloud, making the cat 'mrrow' in delight.
"Ahhh.... That was a great joke, can't wait to- oh wait you're still here. Oh right! I'm here to give you a message from your brothers."
The sun alicorn's eyes widened, "Brothers? How do you-? Why am I even asking, of course you could do that."
"Ah, I see you figured out what I can and can't do. Finally."
"You said something about a message?"
The cat blinked, "Oh, yeah that. Asriel says that he loves the stories you tell him, Sombra too. But he says that you shouldn't spend all your time with him. Asriel loves that you come, he really does, but he doesn't want you to cry over what has happened. He already had people doing that before, and he didn't like it. He wishes you best of luck for the future. Sombra also says that he can't thank you enough for bringing his brother back. That is all they have to say".
While the cat was explaining the message, Celestia's smile grew bigger and bigger. "Wow... I don't know what to say..."
The feline hopped onto the memorial stone and stared at the pony, "I'd suggest you do as they say. Anyway, I'm afraid this is the last time you'll see me. I wish you luck on the future ahead, Celestia" With that, the feline spread out it's reptilian wings, and flew off.
Celestia continued to look up at the flying cat until it was no more than a speck in the sky.
"Huh...?" Celestia checked her phone to see what was happening. "Oh my god!!! Muffet's discounting all spider cakes!! Have to get there pronto!!" She was about to fly away, until she looked back at the golden flower, "Goodbye Asriel, you too Sombra." After that, she flew off. Leaving the garden and golden flower, absently swaying in the wind.
As the feline flew away, the world changed around it. Instead of the Canterlot Royal Garden, the cat was in a dim and grey cave. The furry creature flutter to the ground and saw a little white dog on a computer. The winged cat meowed, gaining the dog's attention.
"Ah. Hello, good friend."
The white pup jumped of the computer it was on and sniffed the cat, gesturing its own greeting.
"I have to thank you again for letting me use this world. I appreciate it greatly."
"What to do now? Well, SotU still needs to be complete. After that, I'm not sure. Maybe I'll just take a nap, lay off a bit."
The feline nuzzled the little dog.
"It is time for me to go. I wish the best from you, Toby."
"Ruff! Bark! Bark!"
With that the cat flew away, the area changed again. This time into a strange space like void. The feline the spread out it's wingspan, revealing patterned markings (2) in the inner wings. Suddenly, a bright yellow sphere was summoned.
The yellow ball of light was reflecting the events of Celestia's journey through the underground. How she spent time with her mother, meeting the skelebros, facing Undyne, befriending Alphys, posing off with mettaton, fighting Asriel, and lifting up the sun.
The cat looked back at it's creation with pride, suddenly the tip of the feline's tail glowed. A white ring appeared on it's tail, with the alicorn's cutie mark in one side and a red heart on the other. The cat stared at the ring on her tail.
"Well, one finished, other one to go. After that...Hmm."
A little holographic screen flashed to life, showing some interesting information.