Earth And Sky - Part 6Part 6 - Arrivals
As the group of mares and their accompanying dragon made their way across the broad, cobblestone expanse of the town square, they began to take note of a steady stream of ponies converging on Sugarcube Corner with looks of excitement on their faces. The majority seemed to be fillies and colts.
Twilight cocked a curious eyebrow. "Huh. Looks like a party. I wonder what the occasion is."
Spike flared his wings expectantly and licked his lips. "Maybe they're giving away free samples."
Apple Bloom shook her head. "That ain't likely. Sugarcube Corner hasn't done a giveaway in a long time. Not since ol' A.J. "helped" with the..." She fell silent as her elder sister shot her a glare.
Applejack let out a snort of annoyance, then pursed her lips thoughtfully as they approached the milling herd of ponies surrounding the sweet shop. "A party ain't too likely either, seein' as they're short hoofed with Pinkie bein' set t' have her foal any day now."
At this Rarity chimed in. "Well
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Rainbow Dash took a deep breath before starting her descent. She flapped with all her might, propelling herself toward dangerous speeds. Her enthusiasm took control as she went faster and faster: this trick was going to be so awesome.
The wind really began to dig into her, practically forcing her mouth open and causing her hair to streak wildly behind her. But she knew the real secret of the Sonic Rainboom, a little wind resistence wasn't going to stop Rainbow Dash. She kept both forehooves as straight as she could manage and with each extra inch she could feel the air caving.
'Just a little more,' the pegasus thought.
She smiled, or rather attempted to force her wind pressured mouth into an egotistical smile as the multi-coloured Rainboom burst into existence above her. Phase one complete.
The blue pony leveled off momentarily before transferring into a sharp climb. For phase two, she would p
Fragments, CS - PrologueAuthor note: This story takes place 11 months after Common Sky, and 4 months after Lost In The Crowd.Fragments, CS - Prologue4 years ago in Scraps More Like This
"How dare you claim we are equals when not a single pony in all of Equestria so much as glances upon my night! How can you possibly claim that I'm being too 'demanding' when I receive NOTHING for all of my work and effort in this Queendom! I want my night to be as equally represented as your sun, starting now!" yelled a tall, dark-maned alicorn mare. The walls reverberated with her voice, hurting the ears of the other pony in the chamber with her.
"The Ponies of Equestria are not nocturnal, sister!" replied a pink-maned alicorn of equal size, opposite her sibling. "They work during the day and sleep during the night! What do you expect me to do?!"
"If they're not nocturnal, then why not make at least SOME of them nocturnal?!"
"You honestly expect I have the power to do that? That isn't a reasonable demand and you know it!"
"Together, with our powers com
Fragments, CS - Part 2"And just what are you doing here, hmm?" asked Nightmare Moon, her eyes piercing directly into Twilight Sparkle's. Twilight couldn't seem to avert her eyes, and slowly began backing away, even with the knowledge that the door was firmly sealed behind her. "Answer me, foal."Fragments, CS - Part 24 years ago in Scraps More Like This
"Has the cat got your tongue? You were so reckless just a moment ago," continued Nightmare, her voice vaguely amused and her grin etching itself into the pitch-black darkness. "Spit it out."
Twilight felt her flank brush against the door behind her. Nightmare kept in pace, her unblinking, unwavering gaze continue to drill into Twilight's soul. Twilight tried to remember why, exactly, she had decided to run into danger without any forethought. She immediately recalled how Luna had so forcefully ejected her from her room, causing a tinge of pain in her heart. She stood her ground, and looked back into Nightmare's eyes with determination. "I don't know what I'm doing here, but whatever thi
Fragments, CS - Part 1Twilight Sparkle felt her mind and body reverberate and become overstimulated. Her mind went blank as she tried desperately to hold onto consciousness, the world around her warping and changing rapidly. Energy crackled and surged over her skin, her fur standing up on end, while her mane blew around in an intense wind. In front of her, all she could see was a blinding white light, as she got sucked forward by some kind of gravitational energy. She instinctively dug her hooves into the ground. The sensation began to feel like falling, as if gravity had suddenly reversed on her, pulling her effortlessly into the blinding light. She fell for only a short while, before she felt herself impact quite harshly against a hard floor.Fragments, CS - Part 14 years ago in Scraps More Like This
"Ow..." she said aloud, wincing as she lifted herself off of a pale blue carpet. She tried to catch her breath and make herself steady, attempting in vain to focus on the floor underneath her as it shuddered and rippled before her eyes. She shook her head, an intense