Pony POV Series
Dark World Drabbles
A New Dawn
Morning Light and Bomb Pie gave a cheer of joy. “Yes! We did it!”
Pinkie gave a smile of her own. “Yes…and so did they…” she said, looking at the game. She knew Twilight had won…and became an Alicorn, she’d have to thank Fauna Luster for allowing her to pop in to say hi to her.
“Huh?” Bomb Pie asked, watching the ending cutscene. “Aww! After all that she has to leave ‘em? That doesn’t seem fair!”
Pinkie Pie put a hoof on of their shoulders. “It’s alright,” she advised them. “Twilight has an eternity to see them again! And look at how happy everyone else is! Applejack is back with her family, Rainbow Dash got Scootaloo and Gilda back, Derpy got her children and the Doctor back and married him, Spike finally got to marry Rarity, and Apple Pie got her sister and her friends back! Yeah, it’s a little bittersweet, but they finally earned their happy ending!”
Morning Light nodded. “…And we got our mom here with us,” she said, hugging Pinkie.
Pinkie gave a bright smile and hugged her and Bomb Pie back. “Thanks…”
Bomb Pie looked over at a few empty seats. “Do yah think that Apple Sauce and Powder Cake are enjoyin’ it?”
The pink pony looked a little sad, but smiled. This was Heaven after all. “Yes, I’m sure they’re having fun with all the Apple Pie Family.”
Morning Light looked to her brother, who looked conflicted. “Bomb Pie…it’s still Queen Libra’s wedding day…Mortis said souls have until the end of the day…”
Pinkie remembered losing Bomb Pie. As much as she’d blamed age, a few of her children who’d fought had died in battle. Bomb Pie was one of them.
“…Ah’m not sure yet…”
Bomb Pie looked over to Little Hex nearby with a Game Colt 4DS. He went over to his brother and looked down at the game where a white furred, blue maned stallion in guard armor was presently meeting with the stallion Time Turner used to be. “Why are you playing that? Come on, play ours, it‘s better!”
Little Hex gave a growl. “Is not!”
“Is too! There’s so much more action in it! And the heroes have cool powers and are interesting! The stakes are higher too! Plus you get to see how that dark world got saved from evil!”
Little Hex growled. “Well I like playing as a soldier who doesn’t LIKE killing, ok?” the former child soldier asked. “And it’s nice to see the world fleshed out, all the places in it, and the main character is funny. Plus, the soldiers aren’t all red shirts, I care about them…After living in a dark world and mom rescuing me from Hell, why would I want to play a dark game anyway?!”
“But it’s all about redemption! I think we all can learn from that! And the characters are just as fun!”
“Mine has a ton of research going into it! And instead of having to worry about all kinds of cosmic stuff you can just enjoy the ride! Plus when there is action there‘s all kinds of weapons with a lot of detail on them! And it‘s cool getting to know how all of them work!”
“Well mine’s still cooler!
“No! Mine is!”
“Bomb Pie, Little Hex, that’s enough!” Pinkie stated, splitting the two. “We’re in Heaven. There’s no fighting here…well, except in the Valhalla section, but we’re not there. Both stories are great, and they’re both centered on real ponies who are alive. Is it nice to say their stories aren‘t cool?”
The two colts looked a tad ashamed of themselves. “…No…sorry mom…”
The two brothers gave a hug and made up.
“There, you see? And plus, the Shadows like them both. And if you link them together, you unlock a bonus level!”
“Really?” asked both at the same time.
“Yeah, so if you play both, you get more out of it!”
The two nodded slowly.
Little Hex then looked thoughtful. “…Bomb Pie…you really want to go back, don’t you?”
Bomb Pie looked down at his hooves. “…Kinda…but it’s just…Ah also don’t want to leave you all…Ah don’t want to be remembered as a monster…and Ah want to know Applejack, not Liarjack…Ah kind of want tah live once without all the horrible stuff going on…Ah want tah enjoy the world mom helped create.”
“…We’ll be waiting for you,” Little Hex said, the unicorn looking to his sibling. “…If I could go back, I’d go in a heartbeat, Bomb…I know we’re forgiven and all that, but…I’m like you, but I died of old age and I actually went to Hell…you’ve got a chance I don’t have…I’ll be remembered as a monster, you don’t have to be…”
Bomb Pie looked to his family. “…You don’t mind waiting for me?” he asked, lowering his head.
Pinkie hugged her adopted son. “It’s fine, Bomb Pie…if you want to go back, we’ll wait for you to live your life. We have eternity after all. And besides, isn‘t half the fun of saving the world in a lot of games exploring it afterwards?”
Bomb Pie looked thoughtful, eyes going over his entire family, who all seemed supportive of him. “…Ok…I’ll go…”
One ‘Have A Nice New Life’ Party later, Bomb Pie went with Mortis to return to life.
And Morning Light noticed the credits had rolled. “Huh?” she asked, noticing the game was loading an new level. “But…we beat the final boss and the bonus boss, what’s left?”
Pinkie gave a chuckle. “Only one way to find out. How about I play with you this time? Like I told Bomb Pie, why not take time to explore the world after you saved it?”
Morning Light’s eyes brightened. “Let’s go!”
The two set down and picked up the controllers. “…Wow! Over 12 characters?!” the filly asked, looking at the screen. “…And there’s Bomb Pie!…I recognize a lot of the others, but…there’s some I’ve never heard of before…”
“…Then let’s get to know them!”
Grogar roared out in fury, energy cascading across his horns as he sent a blast of lightning at the orange, crystal pegasus above him.
Scootaloo was caught off guard…but found Ender Dash flying in front of her and taking the blast. “Rainbow Dash!”
“Don’t worry, Scoots,” the blue pegasi said, her wound regenerating. “But watch yourself, ok?”
Scootaloo pulled Dash out of the way of a lightning bolt aimed directly at her Element of Free Will in her chest instead of the second (redundant but fully functional) one she wore around her neck as a decoy. “Could tell you the same,” the little pegasus joked, the Element of Loyalty around her neck glowing from proximity to it’s Chaos counterpart.
The two chuckled and flew up, Scootaloo flying around and generating a powerful cyclone while a number of Ender Dash’s wing feathers fluttered out and rainbow colored lightning arced into them.
“Winglet Chain Lightning!”
She then sent lightning arcing into the tornado, roars of pain alerting her to them hitting home on Grogar, expertly avoiding Scootaloo.
Diamond Tiara smashed a cage with a giant mallet, the newly reforged Element of Cruelty around her neck. “Magica, are you alright?” she asked, offering a hoof.
“Yeah! Thank you!” replied the Virgacorn, taking her friend’s hoof, then adjusting the Element of Magic on her head. “Gilda ok?”
“Yeah, Silver’s handling it.”
“Alright…there!” the grey, now gem-eyed filly announced, the glow around her Element of Kindness finally ceasing as she took her hooves off the healed wing of the crystal Griffin.
Gilda stretched her wing. “Yeah, thanks kid…” she said, a little embarrassed the filly had had to come to her aid. That didn’t stop her from grabbing Silver Spoon and flying up to evade a bolt from the tyrant as he broke free of the tornado. “Hang on!” she called, throwing the foal up and letting her land on her back. Her new Element of Rage glowed as she gave a furious roar before speeding up and flying past Grogar at high speeds, slashing the goat across the side with a wing blade spell.
The tyrannical goat snarled…then found a small Hippogriff staring at him inquisitively, Element of Honesty around her neck. “What are you going to do once you take over the world?”
He snarled in rage…and a little confusion as he couldn’t get the question out of his head and charged magic into his horns.
“Hey, yah want perfect order, right? Well, ain’t yah causin’ chaos and disharmony by attackin’ all the time?” asked Apple Pie on the other side of him, the newly reforged Element of Laughter around her neck. She found it a bit redundant to wear the physical one when she didn’t need it. She chuckled just thinking about it.
She jumped out of the way of an energy blast as Grogar shook his head to clear it.
“Why are you so obsessed with order?”
“Where’d yah get that bell? Didn’t Half-light and the others destroy it five hundred years ago?”
“Why are you able to talk when none of the other goats are?”
“If yah hate Discord so much, why did yah help him disintegrate that minion who insulted your beard?”
“Did that really happen?”
“STOP IT!” bellowed Grogar, the two repeatedly dodging his horn beams.
Suddenly, a beam of magic struck Grogar, trapping him in a crystal cage. “WHAT?!”
Magica stood nearby, horn glowing. “Minty! Aquamarine! Applejack! Bomb Pie! Now!”
Chains seemed to wrap around Grogar and his prison, chains he could feel. Applejack, or Abigail as some now knew her, stood nearby, Element of Deceit glowing.
Aquamarine spun on a column of water, Element of Generosity around her neck. She sent her water pillar crashing down on the restrained tyrant, soaking him.
Minty Pie, the only hero lacking an Element, held up the Sword of Four Seasons. “Season of Winter!” she called, swinging the sword and sending a freezing wind at the tyrant, freezing the water solid around him.
The now crystal bodied Bomb Pie’s Element of Desire glowed as he made vines in the floor grow and ensnare the tyrant’s frozen form.
“Formation!” cried Magica, all 11 Bearers surrounding Grogar and letting their Elements shine. The Virgacorn herself served as the link between the two sets, Magic being the keystone of both.
Grogar’s prison cracked as he assaulted it with his magic until finally, it exploded in a blast of power. To his shock, he saw all 12 Elements united as one in an intense glow of magic. Seconds later, a majestic rainbow erupted fourth from the Elements of Harmony, and a black and grey rainbow emerged from the Elements of Chaos, now having a strange beauty in it‘s chaotic nature.
Darkness and Light. Chaos and Harmony. Both intertwined and swirled around one another before for the first time ever, the Rainbows of Light and Darkness united and crashed down on the ruler of Tambelon as he emitted a roar of untold fury.
“My Little Ponies, today we are gathered to celebrate the defeat of Grogar and the return of Harmony to New Equestria thanks to these heroes!” announced the Bride of All, Queen Libra, standing in the hall of the Canterlot Castle…or as she preferred to be called, Eden. New stained glass windows joined those of the defeats of Nightmare Moon and Discord’s first reign. One was devoted to the redemption of each of the chaos six, the defeat of Odyne, Discord’s deathbed redemption (which most of the citizens merely saw as another 'Discord vs Grogar' situation), the defeat of Nightmare Eclipse (or as most knew her ‘the Alicorn Witch’ who tried to destroy the world) and finally Queen Libra‘s birth.
The Bearers of the Elements of Harmony and Chaos, Minty Pie, and Golden Tiara stood proudly next to the Concept of the Mortal World, in order of their respective Elements. They were also joined by a number of Royal Guards (some returning souls, others new recruits) who had stood against Grogar’s army valiantly.
As the crowd applauded, Libra pointed to a curtain nearby, which opened on their own to reveal a new stained glass window depicting Grogar being struck by the Rainbows of Light and Darkness.
“I’ll be back in a moment, my dear niece,” said Applejack, letting Apple Pie enjoy being the hero she’d always wanted to be, with her new friends. She was wearing a fabulous dress and her old hat, with a redundant Element of Deceit around her neck. It’d been her suggestion she and Rainbow Dash wear them as a decoy for the ones in their chests keeping them alive. Hadn’t fooled Grogar for long, but he’d always been smart.
“Alright, Auntie!” called Apple Pie, before joining Magica and Inquisition to celebrate.
“Eden, will you be a dear and open the way for me?” the palmetto pony requested as she trotted to a wall. The wall rearranged itself to form an inscription reading ‘Yes, Saint Abigail’ as a passage way opened up.
Following the path, she came out in the room that was once only the graveyard of Angry Pie’s foals. The graves still remained (minus three, who’s owners now once more walked among the living). However, there were two major differences; the Alicorn statues had returned, and five new memorials.
Applejack went over to one. It read ‘In Honor of Saint Applebloom of Sunnytown.’ “…I do hope you’ll keep waiting for me, Applebloom…I know I sound different, but I’m still me and I‘m still going to keep my promise.”
An orange, crystal hoof was placed on the memorial to ‘Sweetie Belle The Selfless.’ “They are…” said Scootaloo, looking at the memorials to her fellow crusaders.
Applejack looked at Rainbow as the mare walked in. “This is a private place, Rainbow Dash.”
“Hey, Scoots was our friend a thousand years ago too, she has every reason to be here too,” the blue mare replied. She then turned to the memorial with a blue jewel shaped like a balloon embedded in it. She put a party streamer on it with a sad look. “Hope you’re enjoying Heaven, Pinkie…” Hearing from Bomb Pie had helped soften the blow a bit, but she couldn’t help grieving. Not having Pinkie there was simply hard to get used to…
“Sorry we’re late,“ announced Libra as she and Spike entered. Their friend’s horn glowed and a posey grew from the ground and put it on the memorial with the pink Butterfly shaped jewel in it. “Even though I know where they are, I can’t deny that I miss them as well.”
Spike nodded, a gold crown on his head. The massive dragon gave a sad look at a statue of the Magician Alicorn that set nearby. His wife gave him a comforting nuzzle.
Rainbow Dash sat down with Scootaloo and looked at the memorials, two in particular. “…It’s not fair, is it?”
Everypony (and dragon) looked at her. “Whatever do you mean, Rainbow Dash?” asked Applejack.
“We have a chance to show everypony that we were good guys,” the Element of Free Will admitted. “Fluttershy…no pony even knows she existed besides us…they just know Fluttercruel the mass murderer…Pinkie Pie…she tried so hard to make things right to us and help us…but not one knows that…We’ve told them how she spent the last day of her life, we told them that Fluttershy was a good pony and wasn‘t even Fluttercruel…but…”
Applejack and Scootaloo had to hug the blue pony for comfort.
After she recomposed herself, Rainbow continued. “…It’s not fair…no one will ever remember them as who they were before Discord broke the world…”
Libra gave a sympathetic look. “…Unfortunately…Fluttershy refused to return…” The Mortal World frowned, lowering her head. It began raining somewhere.
Spike hugged his bride and nuzzled her.
Scootaloo looked at the memorials. Sure…Applebloom was now Saint Applebloom of Sunnytown, but Sweetie Belle, no one even knew she existed. She’d spent her life caring for her big sister…And no one remembered. The new Element of Loyalty felt a tug at her heart…
Spike looked at his friends thoughtfully. “…Maybe we should do something to make sure it won’t happen again.”
Everypony looked at the gigantic dragon. “Spike, please explain,” Libra asked.
“Well, perhaps we should make some record of what’s happening now? No pony ever bothered to document who you six were a thousand years ago…maybe if we do it now, there will be no chance of it happening again.” It was easy to forget Spike’s special talent was being a scribe.
“Spike, darling, I know you’re still getting used to it, but I’m the World, so the World will never forget.”
“Yeah, but can everypony read your memory? Plus, do you want them to know just your memory of them?”
Spike looked back to the statue of Twilight’s Alicorn incarnation. “And besides…Maybe one day Twilight will pay us a visit again…Don’t we want to be able to tell her what’s happened since she left?”
The others gave it thought. “…You know, that’s not a bad idea…” Scootaloo stated.
Applejack gave a nod of her own. “I must say, it’s is a wonderful idea.”
Rainbow nodded. “Why not? It couldn‘t hurt.”
“My brother Eremo gave me some infinite journals as his wedding gift,” Libra stated. “We could use those to record it.”
“Yes, there’s no limit to the number of pages.”
“…Then why do you need multiple ones?!”
“So, we’re in agreement?”
Everyone gave a nod of agreement.
“Then it is settled, let us begin.”
“Well…that was…” Pinkie Pie said, staring at the cutscene as she and Fluttershy played just outside Heaven, as they normally did during such visits.
Fluttershy nodded. “It’s…kind of odd seeing our own memorials…even if we’re rather happy with our afterlife…”
“Hey, be happy they gave you a memorial period,” shouted Fluttercruel, playing a Trauma Center game on a 4DS while her mortal siblings watched. Pinkie considered it an improvement over her old violent video games.
“Good point…and at least we inspired a good idea…” Pinkie replied. replied. “Now that the nonindicitive opening fight is finished, let‘s see what the world has waiting for us!”