Several books hovered in the bright magical glow of her mentor, the Celestian smiled over at her as the uppermost marking upon her back began to glow.
A pair of elegant ethereal sun-yellow wings spread from her back as runes etched themselves into her body, the pencil she held shattering to pieces as she gave it a gentle squeeze. Just as quickly as she had witnessed the spectacle it was over. Her mentor stood before her just as she always had. Her white dress hugging her buxom frame.
"I-I don't understand." Twilight finally spoke up. Celestia chuckled softly.
"What you have witnessed is the powers that make up this world. The first you are quite familiar with. Magians, infused with Mana, that which holds all life together and the ability to channel this energy into great feats of magic. The second are the Avaros or as the prefer to call themselves, the Skyborn." Celestia smiled for a moment, watching her student. Her furious scribbling came to a stop, the young Magian glancing up from her notes to her mentor and offering a sheepish smile.
"Sorry." she mumbled.
"Not at all my faithful student. Its good to know you are paying attention. Now, as for the Avaros, they are born of the Elements. Of Air and Water." Celestia turned her back to her student, allowing her to gaze upon the winged tattoo that sat between her shoulders.
"In a way they are also born of Mana, as all things are, but not in the same way the Magians are. Avaros are granted that which no one else is." Celestia chuckled as she turned back around.
"Tattoos? But I have one." Twilight pointed out.
"No Twilight. That marking upon you is a part of who you are. Anyone knowledgeable of the different races would instantly recognize it as the Mark of the Ancients, the first Magians. But that is a topic for another day my faithful student." Celestia smirked, returning to the lesson at hand.
"The wings upon the back of an Avaros are a symbol of who they are and are also what allow them the power of flight. The most powerful of the Avaros can even control the skies themselves and twist the weather to do their bidding." Celestia paused for a moment, letting what she had said sink in before she moved on.
"The final of the three, but the toughest and kindest, are the Gaians. The Children of Terra, born of Fire and Earth." Celestia intoned, Twilight watching as the runes once more etched themselves into her mentors hand.
"Unlike the previous two, the markings upon a Gaian aren't so easy to see. And you are quite unlucky if you are given the chance to see them." Celestia said softly as the runes faded away.
"What do you mean?" Twilight gulped.
"In this instance I have willingly showed you this in order for you to further understand what I am telling you. The Gaians take care of the land and provide bountiful harvests that we would not survive without. But when pushed to the edge and when in great need, they call upon the great strength of the Titans from which their power was born..." Celestia held up a shard of the pencil she had held moments ago in her magic.
"And can perform amazing feats of strength. A single punch from a Gaian could shatter every bone in your body." Celestia warned. Twilight gulped again.
"What about you?" she asked softly. Celestia blinked in surprise.
"What of me, my faithful student?"
"You have the magic of a Magian like me, the wings of an Avaros, and the strength of a Gaian."
"Ah, you mean the Fourth Race. The one for which I am named after. The Celestians. We are born to be the Guardians of Terra, to defend and protect this realm from those who would wish harm upon it."
"We? There are others like you Princess?" Twilight asked. Celestia froze, hanging her head.
"Yes...we are few...but we are quite powerful in our own right." She said quietly. A shaky breath later she turned and placed her hands upon a small box.
"Twilight Sparkle. I fear you will learn more of my kind in the coming week than I would wish upon you. But this is a task I can trust only to you." she lifted the box, holding it out for her student.
"Take this with you my student, it will prove its usefulness in due time."
"Wh-where am I going?"
"A little town by the name of Eravil."
The train ride to Eravil wasn't long, but it seemed to drag on for ages. Twilight sighed to herself, looking at her bags out of the corner of her eye. Within them sat the box that had been entrusted to her. For what purpose was she being sent away? What was she suppose to learn so far away from her mentor? And how was she suppose to open that stupid box?
"Twilight, you need to relax." Spike said from beside her, setting his comic book down and focusing his attention on her. She gave him a half-smile and sighed.
"I-I know Spike, its just...Confusing." she said, struggling to find the right word for how she felt. He sat up on his knees, smiling and shaking his head, a single fang jutted out from under his lip just slightly. Twilight had always found it cute and was often times distracted by it, like now for instance.
"Hello? Terra to Twilight!" he said, shaking her out of her daze.
"Huh? Oh, sorry Spike. What were you saying?"
"I said that you're her prized student, there's no one stronger in magic than you! I mean except the Princess, but she's not Magian like you. My point is, you've got nothin' to worry about! Just be yourself and you'll figure this out Twi'." he beamed. Twilight pulled him into a gentle hug.
"Thanks Spike...I needed that."
"Arriving at Eravil! All passengers please disembark! Don't forget your luggage!" the conductor called out. Twilight stood and stretched, reaching for her bags, though Spike had already grabbed hold of them.
He was easily half her size, but he managed to take hold of all her bags with little effort. Sometimes she forgot he was Dragonkin. His strength and resilience to magic was a constant reminder though.
"You know, I can carry my bags Spike..."
"Yea and show everyone in this town you're a Magian? I doubt it'd go over well until they know you better. Remember last time we went to some random town?" he pointed out. Twilight grimaced.
"Don't remind me...but I meant I can carry a few. You don't have to carry everything!"
"I'm your assistant. Its my job Twi! Now come on!" he laughed, hefting the bags onto his back and making his way off the train. She sighed and followed after him, pulling her notebook from the pouch at her belt.
"Lets see...our new home shouldn't be too far from here. Oak-grove Library."
"We're gonna be staying in a Library? Oh great." Spike grumbled.
"Oh come on Spike, it'll be fun." she tried to assure him
"Yea, for you." he griped
"I'll make those Sapphire cupcakes you like so much." she sang softly. He froze for a moment, glancing over at her.
"With emerald sprinkles?" he asked with puppy dog eyes
"Yes Spike." she giggled
"Well what are we waiting for!?" he grinned, double-timing it towards the massive tree in the distance. Twilight froze, staring up at it.
"That's...amazing." she mumbled.
"Yea, its a big tree. No one knows whats keepin' it there. I mean, its roots obviously but other than that it shoulda fallen over AGES ago!" a girl giggled from beside her. She jumped in surprise, her heart pounding in her chest. She hadn't even noticed her. How had she slipped past her wards?
"...Hey...you're new here aren't you?!" the girl asked.
"Oh, um, yes. We just moved here from Celamont." Twilight replied, double checking to see if her wards were still up, which they were. She had spent years crafting them, nothing should have been able to sneak up on her. So just what was this girl?
"OHMYGOSH!"the girl gasped, suddenly running off.
"Well...she was...strange." Twilight mumbled, turning her attention back to the massive tree. As she gazed at it she began to notice something strange about it. A powerful aura that resonated with the tree itself.
"Its almost like its alive..." Twilight continued.
"Well o' course its alive! Each an every tree from here past Sweet Apple Acres is a livin', breathin' member o' th' community." a voice said from nearby. Glancing around Twilight spotted a farm girl standing behind a cart of goods.
"Names Applejack, nice t' be meetin' yer acquaintance friend. Care fer a taste o' th' juiciest apple ya'll ever did come across?" she offered, holding out a shiny red apple.
"Wow, it does look good. How much?" Twilight asked, reaching for her bits.
"This one here is on th' house city girl, first ones always free, that's how business works ya know. Give em a taste o' th' good stuff and a genuine smile and they'll come back fer more. Its how we Apples have kept goin' these past few years. With good, honest hard work." she said proudly.
Twilight smiled, accepting the apple and taking a smile bite, her eyes wide as it exploded with flavor. It took all of her restraint and willpower to keep from devouring the thing like a starving animal. With a strenuous amount of effort she managed to take another small bite, and then another, savoring the apple.
"Heh, I take it ya'll enjoy it? Mighty surprisin' though, yer th' first city girl to actual eat one o' those like one." Applejack chuckled.
"Well, I was taught it was best not to be rude, especially when offered such a generous gift." Twilight replied, a bit saddened that she had finished the apple.
The farm girl held out her hand for it, though Twilight wasn't sure why. She shrugged, handing it to her and watched as runes etched themselves into her hand and with but a small squeeze she crushed the core, holding only the seeds in her hand, completely and totally unharmed.
"These here beauties oughta grow into some mighty fine trees. Thank ya kindly fer yer business miss."
"Oh, um. Twilight Sparkle." she laughed sheepishly.
"Well, welcome t' Eravil Miss Sparkle. I take it ya'll already found Pinkie, or she found you." Applejack chuckled.
"Pinkie?" Twilight asked
"Big pink hair, faster than any Skyborn ya'll ever did see and lackin' a lick of sense. She's got a good heart, but th' gal ain't got much o' a head on her shoulders." Applejack sighed.
"Still, she ain't hurtin' no one. Jus' a bit too much energy an a bit too much time on her hands. Ya'll best watch yer back for the next few days. No knowin' when she might pop up on ya." the farm girl warned. Twilight gulped and bid her farewell, looking around for her assistant.
"Crud...where did he go? Maybe the Library?" she mumbled.
"LOOK OUT BELOW!" a voice screamed moments before something hit Twilight with the force of a hurricane gone mad. Twilight groaned as she lay in a mud puddle, her entire world spinning.
"Oh crud, hey you OK?! Here, lemme help!" the voice said, moments later Twilight was being drenched with rain water, sputtering and coughing as she pushed to her feet.
She sighed, pushing her hair out of her eyes to see a Skyborn hovering in front of her with a cloud in her grip. She blinked and stared.
"Oh wow..." she mumbled. According to Celestia, only the most powerful of the Avaros could actually tamper with the weather. But to hold a cloud? That was rare in itself.
"Oh, oops! Hey I know. I'll just dry you off" she chuckled, zipping around Twilight at speeds that must have been record-shattering. Twilight screamed as a tornado formed around her, spinning her around and around before dropping her a bit roughly onto the dirt road.
"See? All better!" she said as she landed, her wings fading away. Twilight glared at her, her hair standing on end in all directions. The Skyborn girl tried to hold in her laughter but it was too much. Soon she was on the ground, dying from laughter.
"Gee, thanks a lot." Twilight mumbled.
"I'm really sorry, but...that's just too funny." she grinned and despite herself, Twilight found it hard to stay mad at her. She sighed, shaking her head.
"Its...fine I suppose. But what are you doing flying around and messing with the clouds?" Twilight asked.
"The names Rainbow Dash, maybe you've heard of me? Only Skyborn to do a Sonic Rainboom in the history of ever? Flyer Extraordinaire and soon to be newest member of the Wonderbolts!" she beamed.
"Uh huh...THE Wonderbolts? Terra's Number One Aerial Defense Force and Stunt Team?"
"Yup. Once they get a peek at these moves they'll be beggin' to have me join em. I am pure awesome after all."
"Yea, that's great. If you don't mind I have to go back to reality now." Twilight scoffed, walking past her.
"Hmph, stuck-up Magian." Rainbow grumbled, taking off before Twilight could spin around.
How did she know I'm a Magian? This sweater completely hides my marking... she began to panic. Though movement out of the corner of her eye drew her attention.
"Spike!" she called, chasing after her assistant. She sighed as she caught up to him.
"Geez, why'd you wander off?!" she fussed. He seemed to ignore her, his eyes transfixed on something. Twilight followed his line of sight towards a mature woman dressed in a short white coat over a sleeveless purple shirt and a matching pair of purple sweatpants. In her magical grip sat several different materials.
"Hm, Sparkles are definitely in this season...I'll take three of this one Pierre!" she decided.
"Excellent choice madam Rarity. I'll have it wrapped up for you and sent to your store as usual."
"Thank you Pierre. I knew I could count on you." She giggled. She turned and let out an ear piercing shriek.
"Oh my goodness! What happened to your hair?!" she asked Twilight in a panic.
"My...hair? Oh, I was attacked by a renegade Skyborn." she scoffed.
"Hmph, no doubt you mean Rainbow Dash. She thinks so highly of herself because Eravil relies on her to maintain the weather, lest it mix with the chaotic weather of Everfree. I think its gone to her head." Rarity grumbled, rolling her eyes.
"Everfree?" Twilight asked.
"Oh, why yes. Quite close to here is a Forest by the name of Everfree. Its true name is impossible to say, so the locals have gone about calling it that. Its full of Chaotic energy. Some say it was once a battleground in ancient times during the war of the Celestians and Chaoticians. But that's just a bunch of superstitious Mumbo Jumbo. But enough about that, we MUST do something about your hair darling." Rarity tsk'd, shoving Twilight along with her magic. Spike simply followed as if hypnotized, letting out a dreamy sigh.
"I'm surprised to find a Magian in a town like this." Twilight admitted, sitting as still as she possibly could while Rarity worked on her hair. Scissors, combs, and sprays hovered about in her magic with ease as she worked.
"Well Eravil is known for being a welcoming town. All three of the major races live here peacefully with one another. For the most part anyway." Rarity said with a roll of her eyes.
"Let me guess, Rainbow Dash?" Twilight asked.
"Well, not JUST her. Certain people around here just can't agree on certain things. Like cleanliness for example. Have you SEEN the amount of dirt out there? Hmph!" Rarity scoffed.
"But enough of that darling. What brings you to our quaint little village?" Rarity asked as she set her tools aside.
"Oh, Well, my teacher sent me here as part of my studies. Celamont is full of nothing but Magians so she thought it'd be better if I learned of the other Races by living among them." Twilight explained. Rarity however was frozen, a comb in hand and staring with stars in her eyes.
"You came here from Celamont!?" she squealed.
"Oh I've always wanted to go there! The sights, the sounds, the fashion! Oh it must be such a lovely place this time of year." she gushed.
"You've just GOT to tell me what its like!"
"oh well...I honestly haven't seen much of the city. I spent most of my time studying..." she admitted sadly.
"Oh, well that's fine darling. Forgive my little outburst...I've always felt I was more of a girl of class, rather than a farm-town girl..." Rarity sighed.
"Well, you must be busy...I-I'll let you get to it dear." she mumbled, setting the comb aside. Twilight glanced in the mirror and blinked.
"Wow, that's amazing Rarity! Not a single hair out of place." Twilight praised, tilting her head and checking the side.
"well thank you Twilight. I do pride myself in being an expert in fashion." Rarity said with a smile.
"Now, if I can just find...Spike..."she sighed, spotting her assistant making goo-goo eyes at Rarity.
"OK Casanova, lets go." she sighed, grabbing him by the collar of his shirt and tugging him along.
"Wasn't she beautiful?" Spike sighed happily as he walked beside Twilight.
"She was a bit of a nut actually. Even though she did a good job with my hair, she sorta forced me to go with her and freaked when she found out we came from Celamont. I can only imagine how she'd feel if she knew I studied under the Princess herself." Twilight sighed.
"I just want to get to the Library and get back to my research." Twilight continued
"A-one A-two, A-one two three." a soft voice chanted, the soft call of a birds song following afterwards alongside several other birds joining in.
"That sounds delightful." Twilight commented, causing a girl about her age to gasp and stumbled into a tree, causing her birds to panic and fly away.
"Oh! I'm so sorry!" Twilight rushed to her side, helping her up.
"I'm really sorry about your birds miss. Just how did you get them to sing like that?" she asked, though the girl only hung her head and looked away.
"Are you ok?"
"I-I'm fine." she mumbled.
"Oh thank goodness. Oh! My name is Twilight, its a pleasure to meet you miss..."
"Oh um...Fluttershy..." she whispered.
"I'm sorry, I couldn't really hear that. Could you speak up a bit?"
"F-Fluttershy..." she repeated. The two stood there in awkward silence until the birds returned
"Ooook. Well, since your birds are back, I'll just leave you to what you were doing." she said nervously, walking past the girl.
"Aww, but I wanna hear the birds sing!" Spike whined and gasped as Fluttershy sat on her knees in front of him.
"Oh my goodness! Are you...a Beastkin?" Fluttershy asked excitedly as she pointed at his fang.
"huh? Oh, well yea, I am actually." he said proudly, crossing his arms and grinning.
"In fact, I'm Dragonkin, watch this!" he puffed up his chest, letting a plume of green fire escape his mouth and fill the air.
"Oh wow! that's incredible!" Fluttershy giggled
"Oh, um, I'm Fluttershy, whats your name?" she asked
"Me? I'm Spike!"
"Hello Spike. Oh wow, I can't believe I'm talking to a real Beastkin. Oh I have so many questions."
"Well what do ya wanna know?" Spike asked with a chuckle
So it was that Twilight had to locate the Library without Spikes help, while the two chatted away behind her about everything that had to do with Beastkin. Or at least everything according to what Spike knew.
"Well would you look at that! We've got a lot of unpacking to do and I'll be needing the help of my big strong Dragonkin assistant. But thank you for walking with us!" Twilight said, trying to appear happy about the journey.
"Oh, well, maybe I can help? There are a lot of high places you might not be able to reach a-and I can fly." Fluttershy said softly.
"Really? Man, I wish I could fly. I wouldn't be falling off anymore ladders." Spike grumbled.
"Oh you poor thing..."
"Spikes skin is tougher than Grade 7 Diamonds. It'd take the force of an even more powerful Dragonkin to even scratch the little guy." Twilight sighed in exasperation.
"Wow, that's amazing!" Fluttershy squeaked, gently pinching Spikes skin.
"Ow." he mumbled.
"Oh! I'm sorry! I-I didn't think it would hurt!" she panicked, placing a gentle kiss on the spot she had pinched.
"Thanks Fluttershy." Spike chuckled, earning a hug from the soft-spoken Skyborn.
"OK, when you two are done just let me know." Twilight mumbled as she opened the door to the Library.
"SURPRISE!" Pinkie Pie screamed, yanking all three into the Library which was filled with many of the residents of Eravil, balloons and decorations.
"...I take it you're Pinkie Pie." Twilight mumbled.
"Yup! The one and only! So, were ya surprised?! When I saw you I realized you weren't from around here because I know everyone here and everyone here is my friend and I thought - well, since you are new here then you don't have any friends. And it made me kinda sad that you were all lonely, Soooooooo I decided I'd throw you a big party so you could makes TONS of friends!" Pinkie said, entirely in one breath. Twilight couldn't understand how it was physically possible to talk so fast without fainting.
"You know Libraries are suppose to be quiet right?" Twilight deadpanned.
"Pffft, what kind of party would that be? Booooriiing!" Pinkie giggled. Twilight sighed, trying to push Pinkie out of her mind as she poured herself something to drink, sipping slowly as the pink-haired girl bounced beside her. Suddenly her throat started to burn, tears stung her eyes and she glanced down at her drink.
Just what in Tartarus did she just drink?! She coughed and dropped the glass, rushing upstairs away from the party to drown herself in the sink.
It was by instinct alone that she was able to find it in the master bedroom, tilting her head under the faucet and running the water until the burning sensation faded away. She panted heavily and sat against the bathroom wall, staring at the sink.
"These people are trying to kill me."
After surviving her brush with fiery death; Twilight had decided it best to return to what she had been wanting to do all day. Study. She sat quietly in her bed, flipping through a book on the History of Terra.
"That's weird, I don't remember this chapter..." she mumbled, flipping back a page.
"The Elements of Harmony? See: The Woman in the Moon?" Twilight mumbled, several books flying from the surrounding shelves in her magic and hovering in front of her as she sat up, glancing over the pages.
"Aha! Here it is. Long ago, the Royal Sisters ruled Terra in peace and harmony, maintaining the balance of Day and Night. But as the years passed it became quite obvious the people of Terra had come to love the Days brought by the Elder sister and simply slept through the Younger sisters beautifully crafted nights." Twilight read.
"That's terrible..." she sighed, continuing along.
"The Younger sister tried her best to hide her jealousy, tried to tell herself that she was still loved and that her job was just as important as her Elder Sister. But as the people chanted day after day for the Elder sister, she began to realize she was but a shadow, barely even that. Her hatred and jealousy consumed her, giving birth to the Tyrant Nightmare Moon and her Knights of Darkness. The Elder sister tried to reason with her, tried to save her from the Darkness in her heart. But in the end she was forced to use the power of the Elements of Harmony, a safeguarded Relic that had saved them in their worst of times, and banish her sister within the moon." Twilight paused, glancing up through her window to stare up at the moon and stars. Sure enough it seemed there was a figure within it.
"How did I never notice that?" she mumbled, looking back down at her book.
"It is said, that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the Nightmare will rise again and bring about Eternal Darkness, unless the Elements are revived and brought forth to defend Terra once more." Twilight set the book down and began to pace about her room.
"The longest day of the thousandth year...Could it mean the Summer Solstice?" she mused, one hand on her chin and the other behind her back as her thoughts raced.
"But that would be...tomorrow morning...Oh no..." Twilight frantically started searching through her books.
"Come on, come on. Elements, Elements!" She panicked.
"Hey Twilight what are you doing? You're missing an awesome party!" Spike said, wearing a lampshade as a hat and flashing a fanged grin.
"I don't have time right now Spike. The very fate of Terra could be in my hands and I have no idea what to do! OH! The Princess will know! Spike, take a letter." Twilight said, clearing her throat. Spike rolled his eyes, grabbing some paper and waving his hand, a pen appearing between his fingers.
"Dear Princess Celestia. I have come to believe that we now stand upon the precipice of disaster."
"Preci...preaci...uh..." Spike frowned slightly, unsure of how to spell the word.
"The edge." Twilight said quickly
"Right." Spike mumbled.
"In my studies here in Eravil I have come across several pieces that point to the return of Nightmare Moon on the longest day of the year. I seek your guidance in this endeavor and hope that together we can prevent this. Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle."
"Aw come on Twilight. That's just an old story to scare little kids."
"But its not a story Spike! The longest Day of the Thousandth year is tomorrow!"
"How can you be so sure though?"
"I just am OK! I can't explain it I just...I can FEEL it Spike." Twilight managed to say, looking into his eyes. Spike shrugged and inhaled slowly, blowing a gentle flame across the note, his magic swallowing it and carting it away to the Princess. Moments later Spikes cheeks bulged as he burped, a scroll piecing itself together within his flames. Spike deftly snatched it out of the air and cleared his throat.
"While I am proud of your furthered studies my faithful student, there are times when even we must relax. You've spent far too much time with your nose stuck in far too many books. I sent you to Eravil in hopes that you would make some friends Twilight. This will be your lesson for your stay in Eravil: Make some friends." Spike read.
Twilight stared blankly at the air, stammering gibberish and letting out a grunt of frustration as she tossed a book across the room, her assistant catching it before it could collide with the wall.
"Come on Twilight. Even the Princess says you need to relax. Just for a bit? The solstice is gonna start in a few hours so everyone is staying up to watch. Rarity says the Princess is suppose to be performing the ceremony here!" Spike said excitedly. Twilight took a slow breath.
"Alright then Spike. I'll just talk to her when she gets here then." She sighed, following her longtime friend downstairs.
In the early morning hours, the people of Eravil made their way to City Hall, where the age old tradition of watching The Princess raise the sun on the Longest Day of the year would take place. No one truly knew when the tradition had begun, or what it was meant to signify. All except for the Princess. But whenever she was asked, her answer was always simple.
"Its a reminder of something that can never be forgotton." She would always say. Hundreds of thousands of people had tried to unravel the cryptic answer to no avail. But as Twilight made her way into the hall she was sure that she had figured it out. It was the day Celestia lost her sister.
The story referred to The Royal Sisters. The first HAD to be Celestia, which meant the second was Nightmare Moon. But she was only speculating. Maybe there was nothing to worry about, maybe she was just being paranoid. She sighed as Pinkie Pie bounced beside her.
"OH this is so exciting! I've never been so excited, well except for the time I saw you come into town and I was all like *GAAASP* but come on, what could top that?" Pinkie snorted. Twilight watched as the mayor made her way to the center of the podium.
"Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to our very own Summer Solstice Celebration, where we Celebrate this, the Longest Day of the year and give thanks to Princess Celestia for all she has done for us. Now, help me welcome our esteemed princess, Princess Celestia!" she cheered, the crowd clapping and whistling as a pair of curtains were pulled aside.
"Oh no..." Twilight gulped. Where Celestia should have been standing, there was nothing.
"Wheres the Princess?!" Rainbow called out. Rarity stepped behind the curtain and glanced around, finding only Celestia's crown, walking back out onto the podium with it in her hands.
"Sh-She's gone!" Rarity panicked. Murmurs filled the crowd. Twilight glanced out the window and gulped as the figure upon the moon vanished. A maniacal laugh filled the air as smoke filled the room. The smoke gathered on the podium, forming into the figure of a beautiful woman dressed in black, her draconic eyes searching the room.
"Ah, so good to be free once more. Hello my children." She called out with a smile, though it faded away as only quiet murmurs filled the room.
"Do you not remember me? Did you not see the signs?! Surely someone amongst you knows who I am!" she screamed at them. Twilight stepped forward.
"I know who you are!" she called out, gulping as the creature of darkness turned to her.
"You are the Woman of the Moon, trapped for a thousand years. Nightmare Moon."
"So, you DO remember me. Then you know why I am here." Nightmare chuckled softly.
"You're here to...to..." Twilight stumbled over her words, hanging her head.
"Enjoy this day my children, for it was your last!" Nightmare laughed, surrounded in her magical aura, the moon swallowed in her magical grip and shifting in the sky until it was high above them, casting its moonlight across the world.
"Its begun...Eternal Night..."