MLP FiM: The Lost Element
To all who are reading this story, there is something I wish to point out.
The timeline of this story takes place after season 2, but before season 3. I already have the entire main plot planned out, so any events that occur in season 3 and beyond that may clash with the plot in this story are effectively noncanon. Just wanted to get that out there, so please enjoy this story for what it is worth.
Well, as I have said before, due to the size restrictions placed upon text submissions on this site, I cannot be bothered to upload my chapters in more than one submission. The link to this chapter is provided in the story's description below.
As I have stated before, I will not upload chapters to this site that require more than one upload due to length limitations. However, another reason why this particular chapter is not being posted here is due to the fact that I feel this chapter is.....too extreme for this site. Mortal Chaos is, hands down, the single most messed up thing I have ever written. Remember Devil of the Eternal Flame? Forget about that. The link is provided in the description, but read at your own risk. This chapter is not for the faint of heart.
Prelude to Madness
Ugh… Here we go again. Once more, I trek through this vast labyrinth of hedges, leaves, thorns, and wretched filthy dirt! To think that Discord is loose again! Were our past efforts all in vain?! No, this is surely all Nightmare Moon’s doing! She must have been in league with that twisted schemer of a draconequus!
No… No, Rarity. You must not lose faith in your princess. Nightmare Moon could not have possibly foreseen that her Elements of Chaos would have been drawn to that petrified lunatic once their crystalline forms were reduced to dust to be carried away on the wind. But still… Ugh, how frustrating! And I swear this maze spreads for miles! Is that even possible up here on the mountainside that Canterlot rests upon? No, I had best not think about that. Discord can twist anything he wishes. For all I know, the maze has been shrunken down and us with it to make it seem larger. Oh, I do hope my friends are faring better than I have. I have spent
Pink with a Chance of Chocolate
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Mature contentA Case of the Flutters XD-385 0 0
Closing the Year
The next chapter of The Lost Element is finally complete and is easily the longest piece of writing I have ever put out. However, I have decided to not upload it here. Not due to content, but for a problem with DeviantART I am no longer willing to subject myself to.
The length of this new chapter is very close to 80,000 words long, requiring that I upload it in numerous parts. However, I am officially sick of this size limitation for the site when it comes to text documents. I also fail to understand why the limit even exists when one could just break the document up into several smaller uploads. Doing so probably takes up more space on the website's servers anyway than just uploading a single file, so the limit seems completely pointless. This limit for text documents truly needs to go.
Having to break apart my chapter into four, five, six, or even seven separate files just to get it up here is slow, cumbersome, and not worth my time at all. It makes going back to proofread extremely
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A Day with a Derp
Due to the extreme length of this chapter, I am unwilling to upload it in several parts. A link to the chapter is in the description.
Lifting the Illusion pt 3
Nightmare Moon seemed to notice me speak. She looked my way and asked with a curious look in her eyes. “Hm? You see someone you know?”
Knowing that Trixie would more than likely want to keep her return secret until the proper time, I feigned ignorance. “Nah… Just thought I saw someone I recognized. My mistake.”
Over the next hour, my friends and I continued to mingle and just have an overall good time. We talked, we ate, and we made merry. It was one of the better get-togethers I had attended in quite a while. And I made certain to spend as many minute as possible with Nightmare Moon since I do not get to see her as often as I would like. And I can tell she too does not get to spend time with me as frequently as she desires.
Nightmare Moon gazed in my direction while sipping from a cup of tea. “Have all your friends been well lately?”
“Yes, very. Things are always great with us. There are lots of ups with a few downs as well, but I reall
Lifting the Illusion pt 2
I returned her affections by holding her in my arms while dropping to one knee. “I sure did. She found what she was looking for and headed on out the door. I guess there’s no rest for Ponyville’s personal missing item detective.”
Mitta giggled lightly while my hand stroked her crimson mane. “She’s been getting quite a few cases. I don’t think any of her clients know she’s a ghost though.”
Looking down at my dear friend, I felt compelled to ask a question. “Hey, Mitta? How’ve things been since you moved in around here?”
She looked up at me and beamed with a grand smile. “I really couldn’t have asked for more. Everypony in Ponyville is just so pleasant. And Rarity is always so supportive and attentive to me. She’s made me all sorts of nice clothes, even though I don’t wear them often…” She then buried her head against my chest and spoke in a softer tone. “Thank you, James
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Between Rainbows and Butterflies pt 5
Making sure to set down at a spot with as little strife as possible, I led Luna a little further up the western shoreline until I found a boat floating off the shoreline. It was fairly small for a vessel that seemed meant for carrying a whole crew. Possibly just a fishing boat. It seemed to be undamaged with its single sail coiled up at the top and with its anchor dropped. Strangely, it seemed to be abandoned. However, I saw no signs of foul play such as corpses on board or floating in the water or scattered along the shoreline or even bloodstains. Thank goodness too.
Immediately upon landing on the deserted vessel, Luna turned her gaze towards the ash-covered shoreline. Just a little further north, I could see the snowy northern half of the island’s western shoreline spreading north. I was just about to speak, but noticed that Luna seemed…transfixed by something.
“Hm?” I muttered, looking in the same direction as Luna. There was nothing of interest there aside
Between Rainbows and Butterflies pt 4
The four mares then began to partake in friendly chitchat, discussing simple things such as picnics, business, aerial stunts, and newest fashion designs. I really had nothing to add to the conversation, so I took a moment to look around and see just who else was attending the spa that day.
Sure enough, the majority were couples. Although I was quick to notice there were just pairs of friends being together. I suppose Hearts and Hooves Day is not always about romance. In the sauna, at least from where I was standing, I saw a light gray earth pony mare with a gorgeous shimmering dark gray tail. Her eyes seemed to be a light purple of sorts. Sitting next to her while seemingly engaged in conversation was a white unicorn mare, although I may have seen a barely noticeable tint of yellow to her as well. Her eyes were a vibrant purplish pink, probably the same color as Rainbow Dash’s eyes. While her mane could not be seen due to being wrapped up in a towel, just like with her earth pony
Between Rainbows and Butterflies pt 3
The two of us cuddled and nuzzled each other like total sweethearts, both of us absolutely relieved that we were still lovers. I could feel all of my stress just oozing out of me, as if Fluttershy’s tight embrace was just wringing the bad feelings out. However, I could see Rainbow Dash standing where she had been a few seconds earlier. She was just gazing at us with a truly forlorn expression. I knew exactly what she was feeling. Watching someone you love being with someone else is never a pleasant experience.
“I hope you two are happy together…” Rainbow Dash finally spoke with a truly melancholy tone.
Fluttershy seemed to notice the unusual tone of voice her friend used and looked at her without releasing me from her grasp. “Rainbow Dash… Are you going to be all right?”
Rainbow Dash suddenly raised her head and grinned boldly, “Yeah! I’m fine! Never better! You know me! I’m always on cloud 9!” But seconds later, she l
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Between Rainbows and Butterflies pt 1
If you have been following my journals for as long as I think you have, then I am sure you know how I am going to start this one. However, you would be wrong. For whatever reason, I seem to remember my dream from the previous night quite clearly. And…what an interesting dream it was.
I recall my surroundings being a vast field with streams flowing through it. I was even wearing my winged armor as I trekked through it. I seem to recall looking around as the twin moons hung low in the night sky above me. Judging from how I was looking around, I was probably looking for someone. Was I just a traveling adventurer in that dream?
“Allie! Allie, where’d you go?!” I called out. Perhaps I was looking for my horse, if I had one. And Allie… Heh, now I see. My dream was triggered by memories of playing a certain video game. I could only hope that no bandits got to her. Although I know she could hold her own against the weaker ones.
I remember passing below a ledge i
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Once a Year pt 1
I heard the sound of birds chirping just outside my window as I rolled over in bed. Morning had come, but I was in no hurry to get out of bed. At least, I did not feel like getting out of bed as long as my girlfriend was near me. However, when I turned to look at her, I found that the other side of the bed was empty. “Fluttershy…?”
My beautiful pegasus lover was nowhere to be seen. The bed sheets were still a bit messy, so she had clearly been in bed a short while ago. However, I also noticed that there was a note resting where she had been sleeping. “Hm? What’s this…” I muttered as I sat up in bed and took the note in hand. “Gone to do some shopping. See you in a few hours?”
I smiled with a shrug, “Well, I guess that’s OK. Better go see what Scoot is up to.” I got out of bed, knowing that I had to head into work in a short while. I tend to sleep late on weekends, so it was past 11 AM.
I got up and went to put my
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Rescue from Limbo pt 4
Once 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 3
I 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 2
I 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 1
I 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