The last solstice
Chapter 8: Celestial monologues II.
What is this noise again? Something’s happening down there… The Guards are on alert.
WHO CARES? IT’S NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY ANYMORE, REMEMBER?
THERE ARE NO BUTS. STAY OUT OF IT! She’s right, Tia. Luna will take care of it. You’re seguro here.
But those are… changelings… they’re attacking the city!
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? I’LL TELL YOU WHAT: NOTHING! THAT’S ALL YOU’RE GOOD FOR! Think about it! There’s nothing you can do!
I am the Princess of the Sun! I…
OH SORRY TO INTERUPT “PRINCESS”
, BUT NEED I REMIND YOU WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME YOU DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING? Ha ha ha ha! Oh yes, that’s right! Stay here and cover your ears! Otherwise somepony ends up dead again!
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW PATHETIC YOU SOUND? You have sworn to never use your magic again, Cel. Keep it that way. It’s the best for everypony.
YEAH! AND DON’T GIVE ME THAT LOOK! DON’T TRY TO PLAY THE HEROINE HERE! YOU’RE NOT GOOD AT IT! YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE TEN YEARS AGO, AND YOU BLEW IT!!! Stay out of it Celly. You don’t want anypony to get hurt because of you now, do you?
No… never again. Good girl. See, that’s why we are here… To keep you from doing something silly.
THAT’S RIGHT! ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME, KILLER! NOW SIT ON YOUR FLANK AND STAY QUIET! Yes, nopony can hurt you here. Don’t worry about the changelings. Luna will handle it. She always does.
Yes… you’re right. I won’t make the same mistake twice.
ONE MISTAKE OF YOURS WAS DEVESTATING ENOUGH!!!
I’ve paid for my sins.
PAID?!!! WELL, I’D LIKE TO ASK A FEW PONIES ABOUT THAT!!!
Wait, did you hear that?
I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP! No, seriously, she’s right. I hear it too!
WHAT IS IT NOW?! I think there’s a fight going on in the hallway. Come on, Tia, go to the door, I want to hear it!
I’m going, I’m going, just leave me alone… Uh, that was a nasty crash…
FINALLY, OUR LITTLE GUARD PUTS HIMSELF INTO GOOD USE!
I sense another entity… a changeling…
OH YOU DON’T SAY?! Awww…. the guard is hurt…
What?! I must do something!
YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Wait, wait, wait! Do you sense that?!
HAH, I’LL BE DAMNED! We already are, but yeah...Tia, didn’t you say he was an earth pony?
Yes he is…
THEN DO YOU MIND TELLING ME WHY IS HE USING MAGIC?!
I don’t know… I’ve never sensed anything like it… Me neither.
OKAY, I HATE TO AGREE WITH THE KILLER, BUT NEITHER HAVE I. Hehe, he’s defeated the changeling.
But his powers are drained!
HUSH! OWWW, HE’S IN TROUBLE NOW! THERE’S FIVE MORE.
What?! Let me help!
HA HA HA HA! LIKE ANYPONY WOULD WANT YOUR HELP, MURDERER! Seriously, Tia. We’ve been over this.
I won’t just sit here, while somepony gets torn apart in front of my door!
SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!!!
No! I feel he’s weakening! I must help! No, don’t open the door! He’ll see you!
NO, HE CANNOT SEE ME! NOPONY CAN!!! Think about this, Cel! He’ll reject you, like all the others!
HE’LL THINK I’M A MONSTER!!! I’M NOT A MONSTER!!! I’M NOT A MONSTER!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!!! I’M NOT A MONSTER!!!
I’m not a monster… I’m not a monster…
DON’T YOU DARE OPEN THAT DOOR!!! Listen to her! This is not your fight! Stay out of this!
I… I… I must help! Do not open the door! Do not expose yourself!
NOOOOO!!!! EQUESTRIA HAS HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR HELP! YOU’RE USELESS!
Maybe I am. But I’m going to save this pónei, pônei if it’s the last thing I do! FINE! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! SOON, YOU’LL SUFFER mais THAN YOU’VE EVER IMAGINED AND IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT!!!