Newcomer - Part 4"So where is she?" Applejack asked angrily.
The earth pony, and four of her five closest friends, were all gathered outside the entrance to her barn on the Apple family's land. The feeling in the group was tense, as one of their number was not present, as Applejack was quick to point out.
"Y'all told me she'd be here today."
Rarity spoke up.
"She will be here Applejack. You know Twilight. She'd never miss out on helping you here."
Applejack gave a huff and turned away. Twilight had been arriving late to the group's usual meeting more and more these days. Everyone knew why but no-one was willing to say it. Applejack, never known for being anything but straightforward, decided that enough was enough.
"Look. I know she's got in her head to look after this feller she met, and I respect that. But it's been two weeks now and we still know nothing about him. All we do know is that twilight keeps meeting with him instead of the rest of us."
The rest of the group looked at each other uncomforta
Newcomer - Part 6Dusk approached the front door of Twilight's home and stopped. He'd decided, thanks to Applejack's prompting, that the best way was for him to just come out and say what he wanted to say. If Twilight felt the same way, then great. If not, then he was sure that they were good enough friends by now for it not to make her averse to seeing him. And while that thought was comforting, there was no avoiding the fact that if she DID turn him down, he was going to be shattered.Newcomer - Part 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Taking a deep breath, he placed one hoof on the knob of the door and turned, entering the library.
The main room was just as he'd left it this morning. The only difference being that Twilight was now awake and on the other side of the room, reading what appeared to be one of the scrolls that Spike brings up. And speaking of which, a glance around showed no sing of the young dragon. He had no bad feelings towards Spike, but he couldn't help but feel that his absence would make this whole thing easier for him.
As he approa
Newcomer - Part 1He traced his finger along the lines of books before him. As usual, this search for one specific book was taking him a fair amount of time. But, given his role as "number one assistant", he never chose to simply give up on the task at hand.Newcomer - Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And this was an attitude which served the young dragon well, because sure enough, he soon found what he was looking for. "Medicines and remedies volume 3". As happy as Spike was that he found it, he simply hoped that it would do what the unicorn below was hoping it would. he slid down the ladder and turned around, holding up the book as he did so.
"Hey Mom! I found it!"
The purple unicorn before him turned from her own book and smiled. Using her magic, Twilight Sparkle levitated the tome from Spike's hands and brought it towards her.
"Thanks Spike. All we need now is to find out which ingredients we need." She said enthusiastically.
Spike grabbed a nearby gemstone from a bowl on the table and began munching on it. He walked behind the mare and peeke
Newcomer - Part 7The road was far less ornate and clean than the streets of Canterlot, but in truth, the stallion could not help but like it. Shining Armour, captain of the royal guard, had spent so much time among the pomp and pristine in the capital, that this more rural environment was very much a breath of fresh air for him.Newcomer - Part 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Even though he'd been offered the use of one of the official chariots, he'd declined, instead preferring to walk the distance to his sister's new home town. Ponyville. He'd never actually set hoof in the place before, although he'd heard much of it from his sister's letters. He was looking forward t seeing each other again. This would have been the first time the two would have laid eyes on each other since his wedding. Far too long.
Looking behind him, Shining's eyes met that of his companions. A few steps behind him were two of the royal guards, both unicorns.. Under normal circumstances they would have been his subordinates. Today thought, they were his protection. Although
Newcomer - Part 2Using her magic, she carefully ground the pollen she'd collected in her mortar. As Spike looked on, she levitated the other ingredients needed to make the mixture. It was fortunate that Zecora had one of these things lying around, or else Twilight would never have had the proper equipment.Newcomer - Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Looking at the mixture in the bowl, Twilight soon smiled and nodded. Spike knew her well enough to know that meant that she was satisfied with it. He then looked on as she levitated the mixture from the bowl and into a nearby thermos, presumably to carry it to Pinkie Pie.
"Alright Spike. That should do it. With luck Pinkie should be up and about in no time." She said confidently.
Spike smiled. He was glad to hear that. Things had been much less fun around her without Pinkie's constant boundless optimism. He walked over to the door of their home and opened it for them. Twilight walked through and Spike closed the door behind them. They made their way towards Sugar Cube Corner, where Pinkie lived.
Newcomer - Part 3"I promise you, everything's going to be fine." She said reassuringly.Newcomer - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight was walking down the main street of Ponyville, with Dusk walking alongside her. The doctors at the hospital had given him a complete look-over and deemed him fit to leave. Twilight had been pleased to hear that, although it would have been nice to hear some information about why his memory was missing, something the doctors had been completely flummoxed by.
Still, they have to be thankful for small favours, and so here they were, walking back towards Twilight's home. Dusk, despite having become more used to being around other ponies in his time at the hospital, was still wary of the ponies of Ponyville as they walked past. Many of them, not recognising the new arrival, began whispering amongst themselves as the two of them passed.
"Um...Twilight? I think they're staring at me." Dusk said nervously.
Twilight looked over at the various ponies looking their way and then gave Dusk another smile.
"It's okay. The
Newcomer - Part 5His neck still felt a bit uncomfortable, but he'd recently been able to discard his bandages. Dusk was sitting at his desk in Twilight's home, the orange glow of a nearby candle providing all the light he needed, pouring through an old book. Ever since he'd arrived here, he simply could not get enough of these things. There was so many things to learn. So many new spells and forms of magic to memorise.Newcomer - Part 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He loved it.
He'd tried out may of these spell for himself, and although his talent was nowhere near as refined or impressive as twilight's he still prided himself whenever he managed to pull something off. As for this particular spell-book, it was an older copy of one of Twilight's favourites, teleportation. It was a concept that fascinated him. Being able to transport yourself instantly from one place to another. It was something he looked forward to doing for himself.
Overall, Dusk was pretty happy with how his life had been turning out. Ponies liked him now, he'd made many new friend
Newcomer - Part 10Even considering how long she'd been here, Twilight still couldn't get used to her surroundings. The cold dark stone and constantly dripping water from above. The place was not somewhere she or anyone else would willingly choose to go. But here she was all the same. A prisoner of her most dangerous enemies. Deprived of her magic and rendered utterly helpless as a result.Newcomer - Part 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All she could think about at this time was her brother. When last they'd met, she had been approached by two of the changeling drones and had the goo removed from her body. Once she was free of it she immediately tried resisting them. But all that accomplished was that two more had shown up and restrained her even further. Like it or not, she and her brother were right in the belly of the beast here. There was nowhere they could go and nothing they could do that wouldn't just result in swarms of their enemies bearing down upon them.
Once it was understood that she could not resist them, Twilight had gone along with the
Newcomer - Part 9"It's been ages. Ain't they comin back yet?" Applejack asked impatiently.Newcomer - Part 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She and three of her friends, Rarity, Pinkie pie and Fluttershy, were all waiting on the outskirts of the Everfree forest, waiting for a sign from their fifth companion. It had been almost an hour since she set off and still there was no word.
Rarity meanwhile decided to voice her concerns.
"Applejack, we have to be calm about this. Rainbow and the other pegasi of the weather patrol will do all they can. They can cover far more ground than any of us. If they find something I'm sure they'll let us know."
Applejack shook her head upon hearing this. Clearly she was unconvinced. She merely kept pacing up and down for the next few minutes until finally they got what they were waiting for. Fluttershy pointed up to the sky above the forest and everyone looked where she was pointing.
There was a squad of half a dozen pegasi, led by Rainbow Dash, all flying back to their group as fast as their wings would carry them. They
Newcomer - Part 14Darkness again. As much as she knew how dangerous her situation was, she was getting rather annoyed at being constantly knocked out.Newcomer - Part 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was all she could experience. It had happened so fast. She and her brother had been running down the escape tunnel of the changeling hive. Then it happened. The explosion. It started out as just a loud noise from far behind them. Back where Dusk had been. Then it soon became a shockwave that blasted the pair of them forward. Then nothing.
Whatever had happened, it had knocked her out cold. But, ever so gradually, she began to regain her senses, starting with her hearing, as evidenced by the sound of voices around her.
"Twilight! Captain! Your majesties! They're over here!"
She did not recognise the voice, a problem only made worse by her hearing being rather muffled at this time. But as the seconds passed, it became clearer and clearer. And just in time too, because she began to hear a much more familiar voice.
"Get the medics at once!"
That was a vo
Newcomer - Part 8All she saw was darkness. No noise. No light. Nothing. It was like being asleep. A dreamless sleep. The last thing she remembered was Dusk charging towards her and her brother, and then there was a flash of green light, then nothing.Newcomer - Part 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a voice. A familiar voice. It was her brother! He was calling her! Using what little strength she possessed, Twilight began to open her eyes. Her vision was blurry at first, as one would expect from somepony who'd been asleep for a while. But that was not the strange part. The strange part was that she could not move. Try as she might, Twilight could not even budge an inch.
Once some time had passed, her vision became clearer, although her first sight made her wish it hadn't.
She was in a dark and damp cave chamber of some sort. Not a massive one but large enough for a few ponies to stand on top of each other before they reached the ceiling. The walls were dark in colour and the whole room was filled with a cold and spiteful air.
Ch 11 Wounded Spiritually, Physically, EmotionallyChapter 11Ch 11 Wounded Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Wounded Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally
Commander Bolt once again stood at the summit of Dragon Mountain, completely irritated at his surroundings. Commander Bolt looked at Equestria just like always only this time he didn’t pay attention to what he usually does. “I KNOW THIS DREAM!!! I’ve had it numerous times since Mist died! Who are you? Why are you showing me the same dog and pony show every night? ANSWER ME!!!”
As Commander Bolt wanted, he got an answer from behind. However, the voice that replied sends a string of emotion through his very soul, first shock then fear. The voice answered, “Getting a little irritated aren’t ya… Sparky.”
Commander Bolt tur
Ch17 True PainChapter 17Ch17 True Pain3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Princess Celestia stood and watched as the castle gate crumbled and General Roza and her troops stormed the front castle garden. Princess Celestia turned to her guard and spoke, “Line your archers at the castle doors. If the enemy soldiers break through then fire on them.”
“YOUR MAJESTY!!! LOOK OUT!!!”
At that moment Commander Orem landed on the edge of the balcony and smiled, “You must be the pony princess that I’ve heard so much about. Are you willing to surrender, or should I kill you now?”
Princess Celestia glared at the intimidating griffon and replied, “You have some nerve to threaten me so lightly, why is the griffon king supporting the Nightmare Legion?”
“Beats me, his majesty said something about, helping the
Ch9 The Bolt That Cleared The MistChapter 9Ch9 The Bolt That Cleared The Mist3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Bolt That Cleared The Mist
“Are you ready for this Bolt?”
Commander Bolt tried to keep his focus on Commander Orem but his head still felt a little dizzy, “Cut the chatter and just begin already, I’ve got better things to do than deal with a griffon who has an attitude problem.”
Commander Orem laughed, “Well if you want to face me you might need a weapon first.”
Commander Bolt replied, “I don’t need one to take you on, besides, it’s being repaired right now, but just to be ready…”
Commander Bolt looked off to the side where Captain Drib was standing. “Captain Drib! There is a spear in the corner of my quarters, please go get it, but don’t give it to me until I ask for i
Ch8 Confrontations Between NationsChapter 8Ch8 Confrontations Between Nations3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Confrontations Between Nations
The rain continued to fall, however Commander Bolt kept his focus on the Griffon Berserkers who were setting up a camp on the horizon. Captain Stone approached, “Commander. I have news from the Eastern Front.”
Commander Bolt turned to Captain Stone, “What’s the situation?”
Captain Stone replied, “They’re Zebra.”
Commander Bolt was confused, “Zebra? But what would an army of zebra be doing in Equestria? Do you have a count?”
Captain Stone nodded her head, “Approximately seven hundred sir, they’re setting up camp as we speak.”
Commander Bolt felt annoyed with the situation, “They match us in numbers and they plan to stay a while, this isn’t g
Ch18 Letter From a Mare in LoveChapter 18Ch18 Letter From a Mare in Love3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The sound of a rusty slide echoed through the dreary dungeon as a guard opened the iron door behind Star Bolt, “The Princess would like a word with you! Get up and follow me!”
Star Bolt sat staring at the pink bandanna that belonged to the mare he loved without even acknowledging the guard’s presence. The guard repeated himself, “Did you hear me you piece of treacherous trash? I SAID GET UP AN…”
“I heard you plain as day, but if the princess wants to see me, then she knows where to find me.”
The guard got angry, “Listen to me you pathetic worm! When I TELL YOU TO…”
without turning his head Star Bolt yelled back, “YOU LISTEN TO ME SERGEANT!!! If you think that, you have the strength or
Ch14 Who I AmChapter 14Ch14 Who I Am3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Who I Am
“Commander… Commander?... COMMANDER!?!”
Commander Bolt snapped out of it and replied, “Oh! Uh... Yea, Mr. Mayor what is it?”
The mayor repeated himself, while holding a piece of paper, “I was just asking you, do you agree with these numbers?”
Commander Bolt took the sheet of paper and looked over it, then he looked at the shop owner, “This seems a little low, you have to take in account that each usable weapon has been refurbished by Hooviet Union blacksmiths. Don’t you think you should add an extra three thousand bits?”
The shop owner laughed, “Well commander, it looks like you got a keen eye. I figured since you look like you got a lot on your mind, that you wouldn’t catch it.”
Commander Bolt smiled, “I may be a stallion of war, but I know when fair is fair.”
Newcomer - Part 12She scraped and scraped and scraped as hard she could, but Twilight still couldn't get that infernal goo off her horn. The moment the guards had left her and her brother alone, she'd spent every single second trying to get them out. And that meant she needed her magic. But as much as it pained her to admit, this stuff wasn't coming off.Newcomer - Part 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shining looked on as his sister was becoming more and more tired from her efforts. He'd tried telling her not to push herself so hard, but he knew by now that once she got an idea into her head, there was very little he could do to dissuade her. But still, it hurt to have to watch someone so close to him be brought down by the realisation of just how trapped they were. After watching her scrape her horn against the rock wall for the hundredth time, Twilight dropped to the ground and placed a hoof over her face.
"Twilight ." Shining said.
The purple unicorn looked up at him, but instead of depression, he saw fire in her eyes. He knew things were bad
Ch16 The Emotions of WarChapter 16Ch16 The Emotions of War3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Emotions of War
“YOUR MAJESTY! The Nightmare Legion, they…”
“I know, they broke through the western wall and are making their way through the city.”
Princess Celestia sighed in worry as she looked at the destroyed wall from the tower balcony, “Please commander, don’t make me do this. I don’t want to use them, not on you… not on Luna.”
The Celestial Commander stepped forward to try to understand her mumbling, “Your majesty?”
Princess Celestia replied, “It’s nothing, gather your forces on the main road and attack the advancing enemy in the city. Also, have the catapult teams abandon their posts. The enemies are no longer in front of us; they are on top of us. After that I want you to go home and get your family, I don’t want to leave them in harm’s w
Newcomer - Epilogue"Are you sure you don't need me to help? I promise it won't be a problem to help you along." She said earnestly.Newcomer - Epilogue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight was walking down the main street of Ponyville alongside Dusk, who himself was walking at a fairly slow pace compared to how he usually walked. His mind had recovered but his body still bore many of the injuries of having that chamber collapse on him. His torso and a couple of his legs were still heavily bandaged.
"I'm fine Twilight. You're beginning to sound like those doctors." He replied jokingly.
"To be fair, they're right to worry. It's only been a few days now. You should have had longer to recover."
Dusk shook his head.
"Not at all. I feel fit as a fid-ARGH!"
He clutched at his side, leading to a very worried Twilight rushing over to him to help in case he fell over. But all that happened was that he stood tall once more and began walking again. He looked over to the purple mare beside him. She had a look that practically screamed "I told yo
Ch13 Past Wounds in Present SkiesChapter 13Ch13 Past Wounds in Present Skies3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Past Wounds in Present Skies
Empty, the streets didn’t have a single soul on them. Commander Bolt continued trotting down the street as if nothing was wrong. However, Commander Orem and Captain Drib felt uneasy about walking an empty street of a usually crowded city, while Captain Stone felt uneasy about being in Cloudsdale in general. Commander Orem taped Commander Bolt’s armor. “Is this a normal way for pegasi to greet griffon?”
Commander Bolt shook his head, “No, but this is a normal way for pegasi to greet soldiers who fought a battle just below their homes. To be honest, I expected them to greet us a little differently.”
Captain Drib looked at Commander Bolt, “Reall
Ch6 Celestia's Stand and Forgotten FoesChapter 6Ch6 Celestia's Stand and Forgotten Foes3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Celestia's Stand and Forgotten Foes
Noon, the eclipse just reached the center of the sky and Celestia stood at the center of the battle field with her fifty troops waiting for Commander Bolt’s next move. Commander Bolt stood at the top of the hill with his officers looking down into the battle field with disappointment. He was hoping that they would have left during the night but now he had no choice but to fight. A phoenix flew from Princess Celestia and landed in front of him, “Ah Philomena It’s been a while, do you have a message from Princess Celestia?”
Philomena nodded her head and dropped a scroll on the ground before flying back to princess Celestia. Commander Bolt looked at the scroll and unrolled it. The massage read,
“Dear Comman Star Bolt
Ch 21 The Fallen StarChapter 21Ch 21 The Fallen Star3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Fallen Star
“The Summer Sun Celebration, we used to just call it the summer solstice but it seems that Princess Celestia had decided to turn it into some kind of celebration… I wonder if it’s an ego thing. Either way this is the day that the stars should unite with the moon… I wonder what will happen.”
Star Bolt watched the ponies of Equestria as they were getting everything ready for the celebration in a town called Ponyville. He had seen the stars as they journeyed across galaxies, only so they could meet here tomorrow night. He didn’t know what would happen, would they destroy the moon, the planet or would it do something else. All he did know, was that it was going to happen, and it was going to happen on the same night as The Summer Sun Celebration.
Ch20 By The Light Of The StarsChapter 20Ch20 By The Light Of The Stars3 years ago in Drama More Like This
By The Light Of The Stars
“Hello?... Can anypony hear me!... HELLO!?!”
There was no reply. The only thing that could be heard was silence, while the only thing that could be seen was darkness. Star Bolt started wondering why he couldn’t feel his burns from the flames that surrounded him. when he tried to look at his body, he couldn’t see it. it was as if his body was destroyed and his soul was all that remained. He started to think to himself, “this punishment… its much worse than death, there is no way I could ever exist in this place and keep my sanity… suicide isn’t even an option here. Princess Celestia… she did this to me… she made a deal then lied to me. it was all her. I swear if I ever find a way out I'll spend the rest of my life plotting her death. She will suffer for thi…
Ch7 Peace in Death, Love in War, and Good in EvilChapter 7Ch7 Peace in Death, Love in War, and Good in Evil3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Peace in Death, Love in War, and Good in Evil
“Commander Bolt, its Captain Stone. Permission to enter your quarters, sir?”
Commander Bolt dunked his sharpening stone into a bowl of water then answered. “Granted.”
Captain Stone entered the hut, “Commander I came to report that Lieutenant Snow has just left with the Prisoners to the main prison on the center of the Everfree Forest.”
Commander Bolt continued sharpening the blade on his shield and replied, “Thank you for the report, how are the wounded?”
Captain Stone lowered her head, “Of the total we had earlier, six more died an hour ago, three will die within the next few hours, and its estimated ten more will be lost before tomorrow morning.”