Newfound SanctuaryDue to the extreme length of this chapter and the inclusion of mature content, I can't post it here. For those who do not already know where to find it, pass me a note and I will provide you a link.
Disappearance pt 2Howdy there, folks. This is Applejack writing today. You all probably know me as the local country girl who runs Sweet Apple Acres with one mean kick. In any case, I'm giving my two bits on this whole mess like Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash did.
In any case, it looks like Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie already did a nice job of explaining what's been going on today. No need to backtrack and explain everything, I reckon. Anyway, Rarity and I hurried on over to the jewelry store that Diamond Tiara's mom runs. If memory serves, I think her name's Ruby Ring.
When we were standing outside the front door, Rarity held her hoof up to stop me from just barging in. "Now, Applejack. I know this is a stressful situation, but we don't want to frighten anypony. Let's be as civilized as possible."
I really didn't care for that idea. "Ya kiddin' me? I'd say that Diamond Tiara's folks are the ones responsible fer this whole mess. They've been screwin' up on raisin' her if she turned out like this!"
Disappearance pt 1Hello, everypony! This is Pinkie Pie! You know, the pink pony who's friends with absolutely everypony in Ponyville! Anyway, I thought I'd jot down what happened today.
It started like pretty much any other day for me. I woke up, got dressed… Oh wait, I forgot I don't wear clothes. Not unless it's for something special. In any case, today was a workday for me. So I went downstairs to the kitchen of Sugarcube Corner.
"Oh, good morning, Pinkie. Did you sleep well?" Mrs. Cake said to me when I went into the kitchen.
"Morning, Mrs. Cake! What do we have to do today?" I replied to my boss.
She smiled, "Well, we need a few dozen of those chocolate chip cupcakes baked. They've become very popular lately."
I smiled, remembering that yummy recipe James helped me come up with. Oh, right! I don't think you know who he is! James is a human. He showed up in Ponyville exactly one week ago. He's pretty shy, but really nice too. He's become one of the best friends I've ever known! Speaking of which, he
Rescue from Limbo pt 4Once we were all inside, Pinkie Pie flicked on a light switch. "OK! So, whatcha wanna try, Mitta? Sugar cubes? Sugar canes? Sugar puffs?"
I retorted, "How about something sugar free?" Everyone present laughed, save for Mitta.
Mitta smiled just slightly, "Um To be honest, I don't know where to start What do you recommend?"
Pinkie Pie grinned, "How about something James came up with?"
I replied, "Oh, those. Hang on a sec." I tried to go into the kitchen, but found that my armor and shield added some extra bulk to my form. Especially my folded wings. When I found I was having trouble slipping through the swinging doors of the kitchen, I asked, "On second thought Pinkie, would you mind bringing her a chocolate drop, a blueberry pound cake, and some of those vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes?"
Pinkie Pie trotted by me, "You got it!"
Mitta asked, "You came up with those, James?"
I smiled, "Not exactly. The cupcakes were a recipe that I tweaked a little while the chocolate dro
Rescue from Limbo pt 3I opened the door and stepped outside, finding the area darker than before. But I also noticed a faint red glow over the area and myself, as if someone was shining a red light in my direction from the left. I knew what it was.
"Did you see it?" I heard Mitta ask. When I turned to the left to see Mitta, I found that her form had changed. Like a few nights ago, her body had become grimy and dark, her mane and tail scraggly and dull. Her eyes had become like two glowing red beacons, but I did not feel any fear towards her.
I was blunt with my response. "Mitta Was that Ruby?"
She bowed her head, "Yes Those bones in there are all that's left of Ruby's body "
I then asked while remaining standing, "What happened here? Why was Sunny Town cursed?"
Mitta sighed before she spoke, "Over a thousand years ago During a party like you saw when you first came in, Roneo misplaced a gem he was going to give to Starlet. They're the young couple you always see together. Ruby was the
Rescue from Limbo pt 2I peeked into the room, finding Nightmare Moon looking absolutely bored while she lay sprawled out on her bed. I snickered to myself at her very inelegant position, finding it very amusing to see a princess like this.
I pushed the door open further with my shoulder as I walked in. "Someone looks bored."
Nightmare Moon's ears perked up upon hearing my voice. She looked at me over her shoulder with a smile, but her expression then became one of curiosity. "Hm? Are those donuts?"
I nodded as I pulled a chair over to the bed, "Yup. Colorful sight, huh?"
My friend nodded, "Indeed. Are they just as tasty as they look?" One was engulfed by a deep blue aura before floating over to her. I did not have time to respond before she took a bite. "Mm! Very tasty! Who came up with these wonderful delicacies?"
I replied, "Donut Joe of Canterlot. Although I'm not too sure of who invented the donut in Equestria. I know how they were invented on my world, but I'm not sure about this world."
Rescue from Limbo pt 1I awoke to the strangest sound. A steady yet slow rhythm of high-pitched beeps. I felt something attached to my chest and something lying upon my stomach. Where was I? How much time had passed since Nightmare Moon!
My thoughts immediately turned to the beautiful dark alicorn I had tried to save. She was badly wounded last time I saw here. I was instantly consumed with fear. I know my friends had promised to watch over her while I was asleep, but
I slowly sat up in bed, still feeling somewhat weak from my previous endeavors. My eyes took a moment to adjust from being closed for so long. It felt like I had been asleep for days. Once my vision had returned, I got a good look at my surroundings. The room I was in seemed rather elegant. I was probably somewhere in Canterlot's royal palace. I looked to my left and found Celestia relaxing on the floor while looking over a scroll. After a few seconds, her eyes looked in my direction. She immediately smiled, "Welcome back. Are
Happy BirthdayIt was past 11 PM. Closing time. I had just finished mopping when I heard a sound in the air. Electronic beeping noises that played out a tune. I recognized it as the 'happy birthday' chant. A birthday had been thrown at the restaurant earlier and it was likely something from the cake. The music repeated over and over. I tried to locate the source and found it. It was coming from a pink plastic 'blooming' flower candleholder in a trashcan.
I tried to find a means to turn it off, but could see no such way. It continued to play. That humble device playing such a familiar sound. "Why does this make me want to cry?" I asked myself. The chanting that always occurs at birthday parties usually came off as grating or cheesy. But this humble device's beeping version touched me on a level few have ever done.
Because it was made of plastic, I felt it could be recycled. I took it outside with other resources I had gathered. I dumped them into the local recycle bin. But I could not bring myself to