Always connected- Aftermath- Chapter 4
Applejack went pale as she saw Rainbow's coat turn dark Blue and the colours of her mane became less vibrant. It was a sight she had seen before, and one she had hoped never to witness again; Rainbow Dark. Rainbow's violent alter ego that originated from within Rainbow's mind after it was poisoned by the Pegi-Jack.
"GILDA!!" She heard Rainbow scream, before disappearing in a multi-coloured flash and tackling Gilda, taking her into the sky. Applejack looked at Gregor, whose face was a mixture of shock and rage.
"So this was you're plan all along. Draw my daughter out into the open just so you could attack her and take my last child from me. Well we won't let you; Minotaur, attack!" Gregor boomed, as his guards helped him into the air, protecting him from any harm. The Minotaur charged and behind her, Applejack heard Big Mac let loose a fearsome battle cry. The ponies charged, brushing past Applejack and the others as they made their way slowly backwards.
"AJ! Catch!" called Rarity, thro
Always connected- Aftermath- Chapter 3
Rainbow Dash and Applejack opened the door to the special ops tent, finding the Doctor, Derpy and Luna inside. Derpy cradled her foal in her arms and Luna and the Doctor were huddled over a map, discussing strategies. Luna greeted them as they entered and Rainbow and Applejack nodded in response, determined to get the truth out of the Doctor. Rainbow slapped her hoof on the table to get the Doctor's attention. He looked up at her surprised.
"Rainbow, is everything okay?" asked the Doctor, looking at her nervously.
"No Doctor, everything's not alright, you see, AJ and I need some answers. And you seem like the pony to give us those answers." She said forcefully, and Rainbow could see Derpy give her a look out of the corner of her eye. The Doctor gave her a look of sympathy.
"Girls, I understand your need for answers, but sometimes it will all be revealed if you are patient." Said the Doctor, making Rainbow more frustrated then she already was.
"Fine! I'll just have to ask somepony more
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Applejack smiled as she looked at her friends, the nightmare of the last two days in her life was over and, despite the war, she felt she could give herself some time to relax. Rainbow shot her a strange look as she was being introduced to Derpy's foal and Applejack smiled awkwardly. Applejack turned to Big Mac, hoping to catch up with her big brother, but her vision kept getting drawn to the scar on his side. She saw such a drastic and heartbreaking change in her friends, changes that she wasn't sure she could adapt to. Fluttershy's new mane cut looked good on her, but the attitude that came with it worried Applejack. Twilight's eye showed Applejack just how much damage the war had caused. Rarity seemed fine, as did Pinkie, but Applejack had her suspicions that they were just as different as the others. At one point during the festivities, Applejack pulled Big Mac away from the crowd to talk to him privately. She hugged him, having missed him dearly.
"Big Mac, why did you come and fig
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Rainbow Dash pulled Applejack closer, savouring her marefriend as they shared their first real kiss. She let Applejack's warmth console her, still distraught over recent events. Applejack pulled away, her green eyes looking deep into Rainbow's and smiled.
"How does it compare to the dream?" asked Applejack and Rainbow giggled.
"I don't want to ever stop." Said Rainbow, smiling wide. She kissed Applejack again, softer this time, not ever wanting the moment to end. Rainbow jumped as a flash of light appeared behind Applejack. She flipped her over, trying to protect Applejack, as the light dimmed, leaving a pony covered by a white and red hood and cloak.
"Who Who are you?" asked Rainbow, frightened of the stranger. The stranger made her way over to the two frightened ponies. She lowered her hood, revealing a very familiar purple unicorn.
"Twilight? Is that you?" asked Applejack, unsure if it truly was their friend or not. She looked similar, but the differences were astounding. Her m
The Element of Laughter- Chapter 10
Pinkie was having the time of her life playing with Sparkler, the child of the Doctor and Derpy. She was babysitting for them so Derpy could have a break. But Pinkie wished that she the foal didn't have the sounds of war in the background all day. Pinkie laid Sparkler down to sleep, the light purple foal yawned, and Pinkie realised just how tired she was as well. She walked over to the door of the tent and looked out, as troops, fresh from the days fight, returned. They looked battered and bruised, and Pinkie felt sorry for them. She saw Derpy and The Doctor returning, and smiled, glad that she would be able to get some rest. Derpy went straight for the foal, looking over the edge of the cot, and the Doctor stood next to Pinkie.
"Thank you Pinkie, I think she really needed this break." Said the Doctor. "And I must ask, how is life treating you nowadays?" Pinkie looked at him, contemplating the best answer. It had been almost a month since her victory over Pinkamina and her awakening fr
The Element of Laughter- Chapter 9
Pinkie walked around the pony camp, seeing how much had changed in her absence. Ponies she had talked to and laughed with were now either dead or didn't feel like laughing anymore. Twilight's eye was a source of endless discomfort and guilt, and Rarity, Pinkie cried for Rarity. Pinkie liked to talk to her, hoping that she would be able to take her mind off what had happened. She hoped Rarity appreciated it. Pinkie had great fun catching up with the Doctor and Derpy, overjoyed for the couple. A pony galloped toward her, holding a scroll in his mouth. He gave it to her, giving her a cautious look. Pinkie smiled, starting to get used to the looks. The scroll was a message from Princess Celestia, wanting to see her in the main tent. Pinkie nodded to the messenger, who turned and galloped off. Pinkie made her way towards the main tent, remembering how pleased she was to sleep in her own bed, and even more pleased to find that her friends hadn't touched it since her disappearance, wanting so
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Pinkamina awoke to find herself tied to a chair, her whole body ached and her vision was blurry. In front of her, she could see a large white shape, and as her vision slowly cleared, she discovered that it was Celestia. Behind Celestia, Pinkamina could make out the rough shapes of her other friends. Celestia bent down to look her right in the eye.
"Pinkie, can you hear me?" she asked, and Pinkamina nodded. "Good, now I'm going to try and bring you back to us Pinkie, I'm going to undo what Duskheart did." Pinkamina looked up at her and smiled.
"Hello Princess, are we going to have some fun together? You know that Pinkie and I love to have fun." Said Pinkamina, laughing. Celestia's eyes were full of fear, and Pinkamina knew it.
"What's wrong Celestia? What are you afraid of? It's just me, Pinkamina." She said. Celestia took a deep breath, and bowed her head. Magic swirled around her horn and into Pinkamina, as Celestia tried to force her way in. Pinkamina forced her out, sending Celestia
The Element of Laughter- Chapter 7
Pinkamina opened her eyes and looked around, blowing some stray hair out of her eyes. She looked down at her bonds; she struggled against them, taking deep breaths before each movement. She stopped when Duskheart opened the door and entered. He pulled the chair over and sat in front of her. Pinkamina tilted her head to the side, looking at him as he produced a cigarette, lit it and sat back on the chair.
"Pinkie, I just want to say that I respect your resolve, not many ponies could stand up to what you are going through." He said, sounding genuinely impressed. Pinkamina smiled, her wide, bloodshot eyes stared directly into Duskheart's.
"Thank you Duskheart, I'll be sure to pass along the message to Pinkie when I see her next." She said. Duskheart's mouth dropped open and the cigarette fell to the ground.
"Wait, are you ?" he started. Pinkamina nodded.
"Yes, my name is Pinkamina Diane Pie, at your service. Although I do have one question for you. What did you do with my friends?" a
The Element of Laughter- Chapter 6
Pinkie kept the wrapped up body of Rosethorn steady as the cart they had commissioned in a nearby town trundled down the road. Nopony was speaking, nor looking each other in the eye. Redmond and Swift pulled the cart, and Heartstrings sat across from Pinkie in the back. Pinkie noticed Heartstrings looking anxious, but said nothing, Finally, Heartstrings spoke;
"Okay, I've had enough! Pinkie, what the hay WAS that back there?" she yelled, Pinkie shook her head.
"Not now Please."
"Now is a good a time as any, What was THAT?" Yelled Heartstrings louder. The stallions thought it best not to get involved.
I don't want to talk about it ok?" said Pinkie forcefully. Heartstrings lifted herself into the air, hovering above Pinkie's face.
"Well too bad, I do want to talk about it. What happened with you?" She yelled. Pinkie couldn't take it anymore
"I don't know?!" she yelled into Heartstrings' face. "I saw her die and something clicked, like a defence mechanism."
"Then why did it call itself Pi