Mirror Blood looked out the window at the dark Equestria outside, Shimmerdark at her side as usual and several of her vampires behind her. "Keep that Flower Bolt in that cell until she breaks, then get in with the stakes. Then we'll go after Equestria as well. She won't get in my way this time."
Everybody suddenly flinched as a familiar voice was heard from behind. Turning around, Mirror snarled as she saw Flower Bolt, still covered in blood, glaring at her while angrily showing her fangs with Connie, Twinklelight, Summer and Firefall by her sides, Scamps sitting on Summer's back. The other vampires hissed at the group angrily, until Mirror gave them the signal to stop. "I should've figured you'd find a way to get out of there eventually." She groaned, not taking her eyes off Flower. Flower's angry glare didn't change. Instead, she just stood forward, opening her wings out to hide her friends behind her.
"It ends here Mirror. Now, we can do this the easy way, or the hard way. The easy way is we can just turn each other back to normal now and be done with it, and nopony will get hurt, or we can do it the hard way, and I don't think I need to say what that is." Flower said calmly, her glare turning into a soft, gentle, blank look. Mirror Blood just scoffed. "Do you think I'm mad? I've hunted you for so many years, do you really think I'm going to stop now? Now, time to get what's coming to you! Shimmerdark, take her out!" She demanded, pointing in Flower's direction. Shimmerdark however, just stood in place, glancing at Twinklelight, who just gave her a sympathetic look. "Your choice." She reminded her. Shimmer eventually sighed in defeat.
Mirror Blood stared at her in shock. "What did she say?" Summer asked. Flower quietly repeated while Mirror Blood shoved herself into her companion's face. "WHAT. DID. YOU. SAY!?" She snarled. Shimmerdark shook for a moment, before scowling and retracting her own fangs.
"NO! I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF ALL THIS! YOU'VE BROUGHT NOTHING BUT PAIN AND SUFFERING TO FLOWER AND HER FAMILY, AND I'M SICK OF JUST BLINDLY FOLLOWING YOU! I AM SICK OF HARMING PONIES, AND I'LL STAND AGAINST YOU!" She screamed at the top of her lungs, only for Mirror Blood to angrily hiss at her.
"SO BET IT!" She roared.
Flower covered her friends' eyes from what came next. Mirror Blood grabbed Shimmerdark with her magic and shoved her fangs into the snake's scaly body. Connie looked up from over his sister's wing to see what was going on as a sucking noise filled the room. It didn't take him long to realise what was going on. Flower's eyes widened in terror. Almost immediately, she lunged at Mirror Blood and tackled her across the room. Shimmerdark dropped to the floor, and was immediately picked up by Firefall. Twinklelight slithered over to her and placed her tail end over her head tenderly. "She really wanted to do the right thing, and look what she got in return." She whispered to Scamps.
The other vampires hissed angrily as Flower and Mirror Blood continued to fight, causing the two animal companions to dart their eyes towards the angrily. "You brought the wooden stakes?" Twinklelight asked Scamps. Scamps nodded as he pulled out two stakes from his fur. Summer and Connie just stared at the large rat in shock. "Where does he keep them?" Summer whispered to her boyfriend. Scamps threw a stake to Twinklelight and they charged towards the vampires. As they fought, Firefall ignited his horn, causing an orange barrier to block the door. He turned to Summer and Connie. "Help me keep the rest of the vampires out!"
Mirror Blood pinned Flower Bolt against the wall and grabbed her hoof. "Now, let's get this overwith!" She snarled, only for Flower to yank her hoof away and tackle Mirror again. Mirror just snarled again. "WHAT IS IT WITH YOU!?" She screamed. Flower just hissed angrily. "LISTEN TO ME MADAM, YOU MAY BE TOUGH BUT YOU MADE THE ONE MISTAKE THAT WILL SCAR YOU FOREVER! YOU MESSED WITH MY FAMILY! So if you think..."
Something razor sharp and hot sliced through Flower's shoulder, immediately, she put her hoof over it, trying to stop the bleeding as much as she could. Just then, she realised that Mirror Blood was no longer on her. Glancing to her side, she gasped at what she saw. Mirror's wing was pinned to the wall, a wooden stake sticking out of it. Flower glanced back at her friends, only to see them with wide eyes, and Scamps with a guilty look on his face. "May have gone too crazy?" He admitted guiltily. Connie immediately rushed to Flower's side and rubbed her shoulder. "Are you ok? It doesn't look good." He asked, shoving her hoof off to reveal a streak of blood beneath. Flower just sighed and stood up again. "Looks can be deceiving Bro. I'm ok. It just stings a bit."
Looking up, the six of them realised that the vampires had fled, leaving Mirror Blood and Flower Bolt as the last two vampires remaining. Mirror Blood hissed angrily as she tore the stake out of her wing and pinned Flower to the ground, or at least, she tried to. As soon as she saw her coming, Flower ducked out of the way and scowled at her. Even Connie stood in front of her protectively.
As Flower glanced between Mirror Blood hissing at her, Summer and Firefall standing behind her glaring, Shimmerdark's unconscious body, Twinklelight and Scamps watching with horror, and lastly Connie defending her, all of a sudden, she didn't care about turning into a pony again. Right here, right now, she was surrounded by ponies and other creatures who cared about her no matter what she was, and they were here to help her. It was a shock to her. All this time, she thought being a pony again was what she wanted, but now, that didn't matter. All she wanted to do was save the ponies and creatures she cared about.
THUMP THUMP! THUMP THUMP! THUMP THUMP! THUMP THUMP!
Everypony suddenly paused as a loud thumping noise filled the room. Even Mirror Blood was in shock. All eyes turned towards Flower as they tracked the sound to her. Flower glanced down to see her entire neck glowing gold, and her chest was thumping loudly. Putting her hoof to her chest, she gasped at what she felt.
"A vampire's Heartbeat!" Summer exclaimed in astonishment. "But, vampires are undead! How can she have a Heartbeat?" Scamps asked. Mirror Blood didn't bother to ask questions, instead, she just shoved Connie out of the way into Summer and jumped onto Flower. "NO!" Connie screamed. Flower looked up at Mirror in terror, only for her fear to disappear as she saw the fear in Connie's eyes. Angrily, she hissed at Mirror Blood as the gold in her neck passed into her fangs, and before anyone knew it...
...FLOWER SANK HER FANGS RIGHT INTO MIRROR BLOOD'S HOOF!
A bright gold glow snaked along Mirror Blood's foreleg, causing her eyes to go completely golden. Mirror Blood yanked her hoof away in agony, only for her to collapse to the floor and hiss angrily. Flower Bolt suddenly felt a pounding pain in her head, and she dropped to the ground as well. The three ponies watched as Flower's painful transformation began to reverse itself. Her ears became less pointy, her coat became brighter, her leathery wings grew smaller and became light and feathery again, and beneath her hooves, her fangs evaporated.
As soon as she looked up, she saw her sister and two brothers looking down at her with happy smiles. "Are you guys ok?" Her question was suddenly answered as Connie tackled her for a hug. "YOU'RE A PONY AGAIN!" He squealed. Flower stared at him in shock, until Firefall levitated up a mirror, showing her her reflection in a mirror. There, her reflection, still covered in blood, was staring back at her. Wet, watery tears streaked down Flower's face as she smiled brighter than ever before. "I... I'm..."
Before she could finish, a loud whooshing noise filled the room, the four ponies glanced at where Mirror Blood should've been, only to see nothing but a cloud of dust. Firefall glanced at Shimmerdark. "Let her go for now. She's lost her vampiric powers. She's no threat." Flower said calmly, much to her friends' shock. Connie just sighed as he put his hoof around his sister. "I'm just glad you're you again." He said. Flower smiled weakly.
"Yeah. I'm glad to be... ACK!!!"
A painful, pounding feeling hit Flower's head like a ton of bricks, followed by another ton, and then an anvil. Her vision became so blurry that she couldn't see where her friends were anymore. Eventually, she collapsed to the ground, causing Everypony to gasp in shock.