After god knows how long in this abyss of nothing I could finally feel something in my body. It was crippling like being stabbed by white hot blades all over my body, and I basked in this feeling. After so long, I finally realized I had a body, or what remains of the body I used to posses. While I had my sense of touch back in full force I still saw black; was I still in the abyss or did I go blind? Then, I felt a ripping pain in my chest, I breathed in my first breath of air, cold harsh air. It felt familiar in a way, a cold, yet burning sensation in the lungs, it was the air of the Frigid North. I felt a spark of hope in me, something I haven’t felt in a long time, but I needed to look at my surroundings to confirm my location. As I begin to open my eyes, I am blinded by the pure white snow of the frozen wasteland. As my eyes begin to adjust to the blinding reflection of the sun, I take a quick look of my surroundings, and there’s not much to see. Seems I’m stuck in a furious blizzard, how typical of the north. As I keeping looking foreword, I can start hearing the roaring wings of the storm around me. It seems everything is returning to me, I force a smile to my face, thinking, it’s good to be back. As I lay there, I think of how I actually got in this compromising situation. My memory was fuzzy, however I remember the ‘important’ details. My rising to power, how I acquired the dark magic that oh so corrupted my mind into insanity leading to my downfall, the curse on the empire, my failed attempt to retake it. and my undying love to Princess Luna. All those memories, while bringing much pain, comforted me, even if a little, but my past is for another story. I needed to get up and try to find shelter in this wasteland.
As I begin to move my muscles started burning and my bones aching to the core. I try to scream in pain but that throat is as dry as the Saddle Arabian desert, however I push on and get on my feet, slowly but surely. I can barely hold myself up but I look down too look at my body. I’m still in my steel armor; it shielding my body from this unforgiving storm. The steel still gleamed in the sun, this suit of armor was the embodiment perfection. A red velvet cape draped over the back of the armor it’s regal form completing the armor. It lined with a rare type of fur; the fur of a Frigid Leopard. The helmet was of steel with a decorative red unicorn horn, a symbol of my idol, the Goddess of Shadows a mark of my dark past. My arms were covered by a deep black thin cloth, not suitable for the cold. As I look around I start noticing the storm letting up, I see a small building not far from where I stand. I begin to walk forward as fast as I can, even with my weak knees and aching feet protesting with each step. It felt like an eternity, but I finally reach the shelter, and get a closer look at the structure. The building was made of Morganite Crystal, excluding the doors and windows. I looked through the window of a door, the inside dark and empty, presumably empty, I open the door, which was unlocked, lucky for me. I notice a nicely furnished building, with couches on both sides of the walls and columns supporting the ceiling, it seemed comfy enough to rest in. I walk around the empty building, and see a notice board titled, ‘Train Schedule’, which sparked a distant memory. I remember Princess Luna talking about an invention they were in the process of researching. A metal vehicle that would carry carriages along a built line of tracks, seems like they finally did in my absence. There was no schedule up at the moment so I assumed this station is closed permanently at the moment, which makes it safe to rest as for now. I lay down on the nearest couch, and lay down on my back with a grunt and close my eyes, and sleep the night away.
As I awake from my slumber, I take a notice of my new surroundings. A room with black onyx walls, breathtaking stained glass, and a giant black onyx throne on which I was sitting on. I knew this room all too well, this was my legendary throne room. The stained glass depicted me in all my glory and all my brutality. When I got corrupted by this discordian magic, I redecorated the kingdom. The Empire resembled the throne in color and style. I wanted my kingdom to reflect on how great I thought I was, but instead it showed how mad I was. I then realized I had no control over my body, I was no longer in control of my actions. It seems my this accursed magic has taken control of me yet again. I start to panic, why am I back here? I thought I died, I thought I was finally free from this maddening curse. Was is it all an illusion to only be destroyed by this sadistic beast? As if answering my question the door bursted open as the double doors burst open. Four figures walk in, two of them guards wearing full black steel armor and armed with two spears. Their captives who were shackled, were two Princesses I am quite familiar with even after all these years, Luna and Celestia. The guards brought them to their knees and stood at attention.
“I see my guest are finally here to spend some quality time with me, guards leave us be.” I said said as the guards turned to the door and slammed the door shut. My body gets off the throne and stands in front of the sisters. “So nice to finally see my two favorite peasants in the world. We had an entertaining week so far, wouldn’t you say?”
“Stop this Sombra, you are not acting like yourself, the magic has taken control of you and you know it.” Luna pleaded as her eyes were red and signs tears lined down her face.
“There is no more King Sombra, only me Luna. He couldn’t handle the magic he took control of, so I sought it fit that if you want a job done right, you do it yourself.”
“So you’re pinning all of this on him aren’t you beast?” Celestia hissed
“That’s where you’re wrong Celestia,” The King said as he started to pace around the two sisters. “In fact I would say it’s your fault Celestia. Without your intervention your beloved sister wouldn’t have betrayed Sombras love. Without you he wouldn’t have the need to use such magic. You are at fault here you ignorant wench, you alone.”
“We will destroy you for everything you did to Sombra,” Luna threatened as her voice was full of seething anger. The beast looked down on Luna, his eyes full violence as he reaches for Princess Luna.
“You’ve made the biggest mistake of your pitiful life wench.” The beast said as he grabs her by the throat and grabs for his sword. “You will now squeal like the pig you are.” He thrust his black onyx sword in Luna’s abdomen with a sickening sound of tearing flesh. Luna screams out in pain as blood splatters on the floor. As I’m being forced to watch my love being slain right in front of my eyes. Guilt rushes over my mind as The Beast twist the sword in her stomach with his sadistic grin. Just as I thought it was going to get worse, a loud crackling boom roars through the room.
“Begone foul Beast, your treachery shall not be allowed in my realm!” The voice shouts as it reverberates through the throne room. A pure magic beam breaks through the ceiling and hits me square in the chest, yet it does not burn. As the beam disappeared, so did the world surrounding me. As I begin to regain my senses I notice my surroundings changed. Most notably about this change of scenery, was the fact I was on the moon. I look around, knowing the situation I was in, Princess Luna.
“I see you’re alive and well King Sombra,” Princess Luna said as she stands behind me. I turn around to face her, and she is just as beautiful as she was when I met her. She was wearing a simple dark purple nightgown, with the Mark of The Moon Goddess necklace and crown. Her teal eyes staring right at me, I felt like melting right on the spot.
“Princess Luna…” I said as I walk closer “It’s been so long since I saw you my love, since… since I betrayed you”
“Sombra, it was not your fault. Do you still blame yourself for what The Beast did to your body.”
“I should have known better and you know it, your sister knew more than both of us that’s for sure. I was forced to watch the horrible crimes I did to my people and you. I betrayed your trust and almost got you killed.”
“I know Sombra but you were not in control, and everyone makes mistakes. Your mistakes just happen to be catastrophic to you and your people. Before you even ask, I do forgive you Sombra. I forgive the crimes you were forced to bring upon your people and us- my sister and I.” Luna said with a comforting voice and she cupped my face with her hand. I was shocked by this, how could she forgive a monster such as I? I stood there, with my mouth agape as I looked in her eyes. Saying the first thing that came to mind.
“I love you Luna.”
“I know my little shadow, I love you to. Though, it is time to wake up from your slumber. It’s been a good week since you fell asleep, being dead must have tired you out.”
“Two weeks? I guess coming back from the dead for the third time takes the energy out of you,” I say as we both chuckle.
“I see you still have your sense of humor, good you will need it when you wake up. I’ve known of your return since the moment you woke, so be prepared for when you rise from this deep slumber you will have guest.”
“Guest? What are you talking about Lulu?”
“I will be there to greet you back to the world of the living, along with a certain sister. Now I must be off my little shadow, don’t be to excited for my visit.” Luna said with a sly smile as she pecks my cheek with a quick kiss, me in a state of shock. “See you in the morning King Sombra.” Before I can interject, she flies off into the night sky and I slowly fall asleep.