A New Dawn Chapter 13
It had been two days since their spat in the woods, the hedgehog continued to provide the pegasus with shelter, protection form roving forest patrols and kept a fresh supply of apples for her to eat. Now she was able to walk, trot and run without any pain. Her wing was still mending, but the throbbing pain was gone, she estimated it wouldn't be long before she would be flying. She would have been a lot more enthusiastic about the whole ordeal if the blue hedgehog's melancholy attitude hadn't lifted since their fight. Gone was his ever present cocky grin, his cheesy one-liners, jokes and puns that he seemed to laugh at more than she did. He hadn't even spoken much, outside of general small talk and checking on her progress, he seemed to mull about secluding himself by the mouth of the cave. Even though they had just met Rainbow Dash didn't have to be Twilight Sparkle to see there was something wrong with him.
"So...uhh,"The Pegasus said trotting to his side by the mouth of the cave. He
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One year earlier
"Sonic we need to hurry the warp gate won't last long!" Tails yelled out as he moved around feverously adjusting dials and instruments. His work shop was buzzing with energy and the noise created by a tear in the fabric of the universe was deafening. A rippling immaterial window leading to another world was suspended between two tesla coils by wild arcs of lighting. "It's now or never!" the two tailed fox struggled to scream out over the racket.
"Okay, Amy you're up first," the blue hedgehog said. "Jump through, and we'll be right behind you okay?"
The pink hedgehog he addressed was a nervous wreck. There was fear radiating from ever part of her. "Sonic, are you sure this will work?"
"Eggman doesn't know that there was one last portal to Fliki Island, not only that but it we needed all 7 chaos emeralds to power it, and it's still super unstable. We're going though, taking the emeralds with us, and destroying the machi
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Twilight Sparkle was astounded when Princess Celestia showed her the method of travel across Equestria and the eastern ocean to land of the griffons. A magnificent airship suspended high in the sky by an enormous series of balloons. A full complement of her pegasus guards and unicorns trained by Shining Armor were there to provide a royal escort. In addition to the guards, Twilight was informed that Spitfire, Soarin' and Fleet Foot were coming. She wasn't sure why, but was too enamored with the trip and had too many questions for the Princess to care.
"I've never seen this ship before Princess, did you have it commissioned for this trip?"
"No, Twilight, the Sky Chariot has been around quite some time, it hasn't seen use for ages, in fact I believe the last time we used it was when I had to see Lord Graywing regarding Nightmare Moon."
"You see, Twilight it was our responsibility to raise the sun and moon, and when Nightmare Moon kept
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"Metal!" Sonic yelled to the hovering robot. "Look at this madness! Just what do you think you're doing?!" his fist clenched tightly as his breath hissed through clenched teeth and tossed the backpack that held their supplies aside as Rainbow Dash inched her way away from him, sensing the animosity between the two.
"What was necessary to ensure the safety of this world, these fools would raise arms against he who would deliver this world from the fire," he responded.
"You and Eggman weren't satisfied with Moebius? You had to follow me here to destroy another world? Well that's not gonna happen Metal, I won't let it!"
"Then you will perish with them," he announced as his engines spooled up, prepping to strike at the blue hedgehog.
"Keep talking Metal," Sonic said, widening his stance, gearing himself to leap into battle with his longtime foe. "You're not gonna sound so tough when I snap you in two, you tin foil faker!"
"Faker…" suddenly Metal Sonic's engines wound down. The brigh
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"I highly doubt that you and I have anything to talk about, however I'm certain my dear sister would be tickled pink by the idea," Princess Luna said curtly as she dismissed the stained glass apparition and continued to trot to her room, shutting the door behind her and sitting at her vanity mirror where she began to brush her hair. However the visage of Discord would not be ignored so easily. It manifested itself in her mirror mimicking her action by brushing his stag horn. Princess Luna sighed, knowing that unless she put forth great effort in blocking the Lord of Chaos's ability to project himself from his stone statue, she would have to listen to him. "Well out with it then, I don't have the time to deal with your mad ramblings and the sooner you finish the sooner I'll be rid of you."
"My, my, such a temper and I have done nothing to deserve it."
"Well, you see I'm in a bit of bind and I could really use a very special somepony to help."
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"Citizens of Equestria!" Princess Celestia spoke out using her Royal Canterlot voice. "Today marks a magnificent day in our history. For too long have we hidden from the rest of the world, denied her what we Equestrians have to offer. For too long have we been content to never explore beyond our boundaries and view our magnificent world in all her splendor. To this I say, NO MORE!"
The princess stood high above the ponies in a high balcony on Canterlot Castle. The square below filled with ponies from across the land. Citizens from Ponyville, Canterlot and Cloudsdale of course were in attendance, but there were also those that hailed from Apploosa, Dodge City, Los Pegasus, the Crystal Empire, Vanhoover, and even are far as Manehatten and Baltimare. At the rousing words the packed crowds roared and stomped their hooves in praise for their monarchy. At her sides Princess Luna, Princess Cadences and Prince Shining Armor were there. The whole royal court's appearance was
A New Dawn Chapter 23A New Dawn Chapter 232 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shadow landed in front of Sonic and Rainbow Dash, bringing his hands together and outstretching his palms to crack his knuckles. He then began to massage his right shoulder with his left and as he rotated his right arm in circular motion.
“I’m going high,” Sonic informed the Rainbow Dash.
“Then I’ll hit ‘em low,” she confirmed.
“Oh good, you gotta plan, hope it works out for ya,” Shadow said confidently, before his face twisted into a mischievous grin. “Let’s start this party off with a bang!” he yelled out as he gathered energy in his right hand and hurled a supercharged Chaos Spear at the ground between them. Sonic and Rainbow evacuated their location just as the ground exploded with a fiery blast that sent chunks of rock flying through the air. The two split and went in separate directions, both creating sonic booms in their wake as they left golden and rainbow colored trails behind their respective selves. The
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Rainbow Dash's eyes watered as she looked over the burning wreckage of the Equestrian flagship. Her mind struggled to process how such a thing could happen. Surrounding the wreckage were bodies of griffons, wolves and even ponies. Rainbow recognized a few of their faces and felt her body freeze up in horror as she overlooked a pegasus wearing the air rescue uniform.
Sonic was zipping around the wreckage checking each body for a pulse before moving onto the next. He sifted through metal paneling and wooden planks in a desperate attempt to find any survivors. Each body he checked looked like it broke is heart over and over again, but still the blue hedgehog refused to give up.
"Hey, give me hand with this Dash!" He called out to her as he struggled to lift a heavy hunk of metal that he was unable to budge. When she gave no response, he looked up to see her grief ridden face and swiftly sped next to her, grabbing her by the shoulders and gently sh
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The trip back to Cloudsdale was long and quiet, but when Rainbow Dash finally made it back to the arena, Fluttershy was waiting faithfully. The winners had already been announced and they were preparing to begin the uniform distribution ceremony for the new inductees when Rainbow had come back, so Fluttershy did her best to distract her friend from the crowd's roars but ultimately found it futile to raise her spirits.
"I'm not sure what I'm gonna do now," Rainbow Dash said looking out over the arena from a waiting area away from most of the crowd. "I just felt like this was my shot you know? My one shot and I blew it."
"Now, now Rainbow Dash, I'm sure you did your very, very, absolute best and I'm sure that if you keep doing the best that the Wonderbolts will take you in next time."
"Next time? Next time?! They have never done this before and I don't know if they will ever do this again!" Rainbow Dash half yelled, half cried out while fighting
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“The charges you face today are of the most gravest nature; treason, as well as consorting and aiding dark forces that conspire to insight chaos and cause calamity,” the aged, yet powerful voice that belonged to Lord Graywing echoed throughout the great council chamber. “As such, the crime levied against you is treason. You stand before us, Princess Luna, to face judgment for your acts of betrayal against your people, your kingdom and against this esteemed royal council. You are to understand the only acceptable forms of punishment that can set even the scales of betrayal are death or banishment. Have you any words to say on your defense of these heinous crimes?”
Princess Luna faced him, facing them all, with a silent defiant anger. She stood tall, proud and unafraid under the eyes of the council that were preparing to sentence her. She was vested in her traditional breastplate and horseshoes, her crown firmly upon her head as her eyes looked across the semi-cir
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"Huh…wha, what's going on? Where am I Twilight? Twilight? TWILIGHT!!" Spike woke with a start as his memory flooded back to him. The urgency that he woke with caused him to topple off of Big Macintosh's back and land on the forest floor with a loud thud. "TWI-!" He began to shout once more but a hoof wrapped over his mouth tightly silencing him.
"Quiet!" Spitfire said in a quick hushed voice as she scooped him up and lifted him onto her back. "You'll let the whole forest know we're here!"
"What's going on?" Spike whispered back to her. "Where are the others?" he added as he nervously looked around but all he could see was Big Mac following close behind a running Foxtrot. The wolf would every so often drop to the ground and sniff at it vigorously and occasionally altered direction as he went. Luna hovered close above him casting a light
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Rainbow Dash fell rapidly to the ground, her aerodynamics thrown off by her wing awkwardly outstretched in a broken position. As the spiraling ground grew closer and closer, she did everything she could to push the pain out of her mind and use her free good wing to stretch wide to soften the fall. She caught the wind current and by the grace of Celestia there was a steady updraft. She glided drunkenly closer to the ground, still warbling terribly in the air and was no doubt bound to crash, but she felt a wave of relief wash over her once she pulled out of the free-fall.
The victory was short lived as she discovered that she was sailing directly into the forest below her. In moments, she descended below the tree tops, and try as she might with her broken wing she could not regain altitude and collided roughly into a tall evergreen, then fell towards the ground, slamming into branches on the way down. One branch struck her broken wing, causing he
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“Are you kidding me?” Shadow chuckled. “Metal Sonic? This is your ace in the hole? I will give you some credit Sonic, I did not see this one coming! How did you manage to get bucket head over here on your side?”
“What can I say Shadow?” Sonic smiled back at him. “He wanted to be on the winning team.”
“Wow Sonic, Your definition of winning has changed over the years.” Shadow shot back.
“Metal,” Sonic whispered to his newest ally. “You ready?”
“Affirmative,” he responded in his cold monotone voice.
“You really think this idea will work?” Rainbow Dash questioned.
“Negative. It merely presents the best opportunity for success,” Metal answered.
“Oh, well that’s certainly most reassuring thing I’ve heard all day,” Rainbow Dash commented back sarcastically.
“Prepare to follow my lead,” Metal announced as his thrusters kicked in and gently
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The journey back to Wyndia was uneventful. The party was able to navigate swiftly and without the caution of ambush now that the enemy troops weren't a factor. It had taken them roughly a week to make it back to the griffon capital. Spitfire stopped them just at the border of the city; they still had to sneak their guests of honor out of the country without being spotted by guards. Trouble with that was they had no way to conceal them, but the Princess had an idea. She had left with Twilight Sparkle ahead of the group to secure a safe transport through the city. The Captain had no idea what she had planned, but since she couldn't think of a better idea she sat and waited. Below them, Wyndia was throwing a celebration for the victory. Cheering and songs could be heard from the hillside where they waited and hundreds of paper lanterns could be seen as they took to the sky above them.
"Captain?" Foxtrot called out to her.
"If you have a mom
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Rainbow Dash lay on her stomach, her hind legs tucked underneath her and her fore legs crossed in front of her. She and Sonic were in a storage room located on one of the lower decks of the small airship. It was here they had decided to stow the non-functioning Metal and despite his lack of mechanical skill, Sonic had become quite determined to get him operational.
“Sonic, would you relax,” the cyan pegasus said as she was beginning to grow tired of his futile attempts to turn on the robot. “The Princess said something about him repairing himself and that he would wake up when he was done.”
“Metal can auto-repair while he is awake,” Sonic responded, he hoisted the limp robot into the air with grunt and laid him on his back. “C’mon, there has got be like an on switch or something…” he mumbled to himself, before directing his voice back at Rainbow Dash. “Besides, there are some qu
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Sonic and Rainbow Dash hurtled through space towards the planet seeking desperately to halt this deadly gambit the Doctor had played. It wasn’t long before they had caught up with Metal Sonic, who had a fist buried deep into one of the warheads, yanking out wires and components before leaping away and watching the large rocket erupt in a small explosion into scrap.
“We must hurry,” the robot announced catching sight of the two of them. “If we can get to the missiles before they reach the upper atmosphere, they won’t have reached their terminal Area of Effect. The nuclear payload will be disengaged before it reaches that distance. I calculate we have less than three minutes to stop them before they reach that point. Move with speed and sense of purpose.” After Metal had given them this instruction, he blasted off to the next rocket.
“You heard the bot Sonic, you need to move with speed, so you better keep up!” Rainbow Dash taunted as she t
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Spitfire once again took her spot on the podium and addressed everypony present. "Congratulations are due to all of our competitors, for those that did not make it, keep trying and practicing and maybe you will be able to push yourself to reach the level that Equestria needs you to be. Now to our remaining applicants, we are entering the last section of the test. All of you have what takes to be a Wonderbolt, Speed, reflexes, agility, you all have it in spades, now we need to know If you can use your talents effectively and do so under adverse conditions, to do this we will being splitting you in to teams to ten. There are fifteen spots open on the Wonderbolts and the top three teams will make it. The teams are random and impartial, we need to know if we can count on you to work with those you're unfamiliar with. We need to know if you can stand next to a stranger and fly with them as if they were own your sister or brother. Now everyone f
A New Dawn Chapter 19A New Dawn Chapter 192 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Awww…what’s the matter Princess?”
The fiery embers reflected in Princess Celestia’s eyes as she gazed upon what was once the bustling city of Baltimare. Fires raged around her as explosions rocked the ground beneath her hooves. One uncomfortably close blast shook a nearby high-rise from its foundations and sent it collapsing to the ground. The equine Sun Goddess strode through the devastation alone, having sent the last of her personal guards to ferry the remaining citizens to safety of Canterlot, now looking to deal directly with the nightmare that had been released upon this kingdom with dignity and determination.
“Does it hurt Princess?” the voice of Discord spoke out again as he appeared in a shard large broken glass they was lay in the street in front of her. Celestia furrowed her brow and gazed down at the image of the Draconequus that lay at her hooves. She snorted a breath of hot air through f
A New Dawn Chapter 1A New Dawn Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Deep in the heart of Equestria, nestled between the Unicorn Mountains and the Foal Range, laid the kingdom of Canterlot. A land ruled by the wise and kind alabaster Alicorn princess, Celestia and her younger sister Luna, which had known peace and prosperity for ages. Built directly into a mountain side, the great city was firmly planted with its majestic structures peering over the land for the entire world to see. Greatest of all stood the white castle where the princesses resided and spent most of their days looking over their subjects.
It was an evening like any other when the dark figured appeared before the palace guards and demanded and audience with Celestia. At first the robed figure was denied entry, until he revealed he was a griffon that came on behalf of the sovereign nation across the seas to far east. After his claim was verified and it was established the message being delivered was of the utmost urgency, the Princess was awakene
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Rainbow Dash couldn't stop laughing as she made her way outside the cave and dropped to her haunches beside Sonic the Hedgehog who was doing side lunges to stretch out his legs. "Are you serious? You're serious aren't you?"
"What? You don't stretch before you run? You could pull a hamstring that way." He said calmly ignoring her laughter.
"Pull a hamstring?" She asked before doubling over with laughter. "You ARE serious, you really wanna race ME! I don't think you get it, they don't call me Rainbow DASH for nothing you know."
"You do realize my name is Sonic, right?" he responded coolly while lightly bouncing on the balls of his feet.
"I don't think you really know just who I am," She said haughtily.
"Somebody that does a lot of talking that doesn't like to race?" Sonic said sarcastically.
"What was that?!" Rainbow Dash suddenly got very serious at the insult.
"Nothing…just for all your bragging, you seem like you really don't wanna race me, I mean you're the fastest flie
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"Wait! Hang on Spitfire, I can explain," Rainbow Dash said rising up on her hind legs, her forelegs raised in defense while she trotted backwards as the Wonderbolt Captain stalked closer to her. "It was just a friendly hug and nothing more, you see Soarin' saved my life out there and I just wanted to, uh, you know, show him my appreciation."
"Show him your appreciation?!" She growled. "Let me guess, you've been showing him your appreciation ever since you boarded this ship!"
"No, no you got it all wrong, I promise there is nothing going on," Soarin' stammered out stepping in between the two mares.
"Oh really?" Spitfire said staring him down, despite him being taller than her. "If there is nothing going on then why did Star Chaser and the other Wonderbolts get kicked out of the office when you called her in to see you huh?! Were you looking for a little appreciation then too?"
"What?! Look I just wanted to talk to her about a private matter! That's all I swear!" he said, shriveli
A New Dawn Chapter 21A New Dawn Chapter 212 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I am Princess Celestia,” she announced to the being in front of her. “Ruler of all Equestria. These atrocities you have committed in my lands are unforgivable, and you will face justice for these crimes!”
“Oh? What are you gonna do? Beat me up with cupcakes and rainbows?” the monster replied with a grin, casually walking closer. “My name is Shadow, and you haven’t even begun to see the ‘atrocities’ I can commit.”
“You will stop!” Celestia shot back at Shadow’s threat of death and destruction. She knew this would not end without violence, but she knew from the reports that he could absorb her magic. Then an idea crossed her mind and she put her plan into motion. “I am the Goddess of the Sun, the most powerful of Alicorns! I have driven evil from these lands once before Shadow; I will not hesitate to use every ounce of power at my disposal to purge you from my kingdom as well!” As she spoke h
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Shattered glass, rocks, and debris were scattered about as a sonic boom erupted in the streets of Baltimare as Shadow flew towards Sonic, right hand cocked back, fist balled tightly, as he closed the gap between himself and his adversary in the blink of an eye and yelled as he unloaded his attack.
Sonic grinned as he rolled his right shoulder back, letting Shadow’s attack sail past him harmlessly and exposing his entire body for a counter-attack. Sonic fired off a punch of his own, aimed at Shadow’s unprotected jaw. However, Shadow saw his attack, blocked by raising his left elbow and letting the blow strike his forearm instead. Sonic gritted his teeth and pushed himself back away from Shadow before flying away from him. Shadow chuckled at Sonic’s quick retreat and gave chase. Sonic ducked and weaved through the city, bouncing off walls, light poles and any other piece of the city he could find footing against. Shadow was hot on his heels, but that was the plan Sonic
A New Dawn Chapter 7A New Dawn Chapter 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rainbow Dash never thought she'd be doing what she was doing right now. She, Derpy and a multitude of other pegasus were pulled from their regular jobs to ferry small airboats to and from the mainland to the Equus Fortis which had docked. It had been revealed to them that they were visiting a bustling metropolis called Wyndia, the capital of the griffon empire. Rainbow Dash had seen a few griffons back from her days in flight school but now she was surrounded by them, and battalions of armored battle ready Griffon solider flew into the Equus Fortis. That was a surprise but what really got her was who the pegasus were tasked with bringing on board. Wolves, angry looking and armed to the teeth wolves. Bigger than the diamond dogs back in Equestria and clearly far more advanced the timber wolves of the Everfree Forest; the pegasus hauled them up to the ship in groups of twenty per air boat. There were dozens and dozens of teams loading them up and Rainbow Dash must have made the tri
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Hooves ground into the dirt, tails flipped back and forth anxiously, the crowds around the starting line cheered as their friends and family members of the inhabitants of the small town of Ponyville took their positions on the starting line. With the Wonderbolt cadets partaking in the race there were considerably more racers than normal but Spitfire accommodated by placing her recruits in formation behind the regular entries, much to the chagrin of Lighting Dust and Fleetfoot.
As the racers all made final stretches and readied themselves, a grey earth pony in a black and white striped shirt with a whistle made his way to side of the of the starting line and addressed everyone.
“Welcome one and all to the Running of the Leaves, I want you all to remember to have fun out there and have a safe race! Now Racers, I’d like to call your attention to Ponyville’s own little supermodel who will signal the start of the race!”
Everypony's attention turned to the opposite si