As The Night Blooms - Chapter 1
Canterlot's silent, evening streets were not graced by the moon's rays, as a thick veil of storm clouds blocked it from view. The calm before the storm was chilling, the entire world holding its breath in anticipation of the first drop of rain.
And when it fell, it came in torrents, crashing over rooftops and spilling into overflowing gutters. A streak of lightning illuminated the entirety of the peaceful capital, the violent rumble of thunder following quickly on its heels.
However, the solitary pony ensconced within the Canterlot Palace archives paid no mind to the storm outside. She'd come to the archives on a mission; a mission of which nopony was to know. If news of this got out, all her careful planning would be for naught.
Her only company came in the form of a single candle, wax dripping slowly into the smooth, brass holder beneath it as time wore on. A pile of books lay sprawled in front of her. Each carelessly tossed aside when it was deemed unimportant to her.
"It must be am
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The warm, orange glow of the campfire was comforting as Willow Wisp sat beside it. The Guards who had ambushed them were busily moving supplies between numerous tents surrounding them and generally keeping to themselves. Though, Willow noticed a number of sidelong glances stolen in his group's direction, though skeptical or not he couldn't even begin to guess.
Willow straightened up as Princess Luna emerged from her cabin, trotting towards the small fire to greet them. "We apologize most profusely for the forceful nature of our guards. We were..." the midnight coated mare blushed slightly, coughing gently and changing her tone to a more familiar one, "...sorry, I may have been a bit too strict with my security."
"You do not have to apologize to us, your highness," Witch Hazel spoke up, stroking the purring cat beside her, "you have every reason to be cautious here in the Everfree."
"I'm jus' glad you came in at da right time, majesty," Samba chimed in, "If not for you, dere woulda been
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My Faithful Student Twilight Sparkle,
Given the events of days past, I feel it is finally time to teach you the finer points of magic. Please meet me in the castle courtyard at your earliest convenience.
Twilight read the note once more, then willed it into nothingness.
She emerged from from Canterlot Castle's gates, trotting leisurely along the estate's main path. Her only companions were the morning sun, singing birds, and a tune she hummed to herself. The scent of freshly-cut grass tickled her nose with each step, keeping her spirits high.
"Finer points of magic?" Twilight wasn't sure what the Princess was getting at. But whatever it was, it would mean more learning. Learning was always just fine with Twilight Sparkle. Her skips became faster and more excited.
She reached the courtyard before the outer gates. "Princess Celestia?"
Celestia was nowhere to be found. Furthermore, the courtyard was completely deserted.
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"Everypony, remain calm so as to allow our fair city to be efficiently defended!"
Even given its volume, Shining Armor's request fell on deaf ears. Unicorn citizenry either shivered in corners, or ran in all directions in an attempt to make themselves scarce from the chaos that was downtown Canterlot.
Meanwhile armored pegasi flew about, combating household objects which had become animate--brooms, mops, pantries, and even ovens which had learned to put their super-heating abilities to malicious use.
A squadron of fifty unicorns, led by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, rushed to the scene of greatest commotion. While weary from preventing casualties for the past hour, they were still fueled by adrenaline granted through the will to prevent even more.
And at that scene, they found the source of the chaos--quite literally, in fact.
"Discord! It is you! I didn't believe it at first," said Shining Armor. He looked around. "Even when Celestia told me the legends of your
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She was walking along a pathway in the middle of a beautiful expanse of green grass and tress. It was the city park of Canterlot. This place held fond memories for her, like when she was growing up. She and her brother, Shining, would spend their weekends here playing with each other. She was happy to be here, and happier still to be with her colt-friend. And speaking of which, she turned to her left to see him, Flash Sentry, walking along side her. He was busy taking in the sights. According to him, when he was growing up in Canterlot, he too w
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EDIT:I rewrote a good portion of Part 1; I simply wasn't happy with it... and now I am! ^_^ I hope you all enjoy it!
From the book Predictions and Prophecies: The Mare in the Moon-
Legend has it that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the stars will aid in her escape, and she will bring about nighttime eternal."
The Moon shone down brightly on the mountains and plains of Equestria as it sank lower into the western sky. The night was wearing on, and soon the stars would begin to fade; the eastern sky would brighten, and the Moon would be brought to her rest as the sun rose. The endless cycle of day and night would continue on, as it had for longer than even the most long-lived ponies could remember; but for right now, at this moment, during this night, the Moon continued to shine her soft, silvery light down upon the land, smiling b