The Dark Sky's Ending (Part Two of Two): Soul of the Dark Sky
The One has chosen the paths he has tread…
From where the beginning of this ending last left off, the holy beam was reflected back at Luna.
"NNNNNOOOOO!" Luna bellowed as the holy beam came back at her, destroying her entirely. All that remained of her was her armor and a familiar sword that fell to the side.
"LUNNNNAAAAA!" the Dark Sky members cried as they changed back to normal and ran over to where her armor laid with tears welling in their eyes. Dumb-bell picked up her white helm and began to cry over it.
"Why did it have to be this way?!" he shouted. "You were like a teacher to us, you didn't have to leave us like that!"
Ghost Rainbow Dash floated over to comfort Dumb-bell as something caught Derpy's eyes. Quickly, she directed Score and Hoops' attention to the sword that fell to the side. It was no ordinary familiar sword...it was a familiar blade. And where the blade was, a shadow began to rise from the dark cloud floor in a familiar way…
"Uh, guys…" the three tried to alert Dumb-bell and G.R.D.. "I don't think Luna left-GAK!"
Derpy, Score, and Hoops fell to the ground as the shadow swooped towards them and sliced them with the blade in a circular motion. Hearing the cries of their comrades as they hollered in pain, G.R.D. and Dumb-bell turned around to see the shadow turn back into Luna. She was no longer a dragon, but she still had bat wings and a handsome human face.
"Ha ha ha!" she laughed as she twirled her blade around for fun. "Did you really think you had me? I may be CrE now, but I'm still the Goddess of Death! I wanted to be felled in battle, for it is in death that I become more powerful!"
"But I kind of already knew that…" Dumb-bell replied. "I didn't think that we had really killed you, I thought that you had just given up and left."
"Yeah, this was stupid what Rarity and Discord did." G.R.D. remarked. "How are we supposed to kill an immortal goddess?"
"Their idea of killing is obviously different than yours…" Luna said with her right hoof on her face. "JUST LIKE MINE!"
Luna then charged towards the other two and stabbed them both. Yes, even G.R.D. felt the blade enter her chest.
"That's right…" Luna said as she pointed to the other three with her blade, pointing out that they had no cuts on their bodies. "This is the spirit blade Rarity used to pull out Fluttershy's soul. She gave it to me specifically for this fight because she didn't like it very much compared to another sword she found. I think you know what's going to happen next...HAH!"
Luna thrust the blade out of both of them, causing G.R.D. to fall to the cloud floor from her injury, and Dumb-bell's soul to become detached from his body. Wounded as well, his soul fell beside G.R.D..
Luna laughed as she went back over to Derpy, Score, and Hoops, and stabbed each of them individually.
"DETACH! DETACH! DETACH!" she declared as she removed their souls from their bodies and left them lingering on the floor wounded. She then gathered up all their bodies in a pile as their souls passed out. It seemed that the murderer had triumphed…
However, hope remained somewhere far, far, away…at a church filled with Maud Pie clones made from humans. Their services had still been going on since their original god turned out to be evil and died when Fluttershy and the police officers came, and all the church members became real Maud Pies. They had decided since then that they would now worship new gods, the ones who created the world they lived in, Rarity and Discord. They were in the middle of communion (done by consuming a gem and chocolate milk now), when all of a sudden, there was a disturbance…
"I feel that something is not right." the new leader Maud Pie said. "Whatever it is, it feels wrong."
"Oh dear, I think it might be my fault…" Pinkie Pie said as she looked in her fur pocket and noticed that the scrap of paper Rarity had left her was beginning to shake and glow. A flash of intense light blinded her and the Maud Pies as two figures they knew came out of the paper, transforming it from a scrap to a slip. The figures were Rarity and Discord, and they were dressed in a different attire than normal. But that's only important depending on how you're reading the story…
"Hi guys." the leader Maud Pie responded to the abrupt appearance of the gods. "Why did you come here?"
"The Dark Sky members need your help." Rarity explained. "They've been badly wounded in a fight against CrE, a contemporary enemy of ours."
"Any enemy of you guys is an enemy of ours." the leader Maud Pie replied. "Please tell us what we need to do."
"We're going to send you to CrE's world alone right now." Discord said. "Use the powers we gave you to heal the Dark Sky members, while we and your subordinates stay here and pray for reinforcements! Oh yeah, and feel free to use THOSE if you wish..."
"Understood." the leader Maud Pie said as Discord and Rarity prepared the dark portal reality-bending spell and teleported her to CrE's realm.
"Now that it is just you, your gods, and Pinkie Pie…" Discord spoke to the crowd of Maud Pies. "It is time for us to pray."
"It's because of our powers over time and reality that we found the time to mentor all of you…" Rarity said. "DO NOT LET IT GO TO WASTE! COME! Let us call for the help of the orb-carriers!"
The Maud Pies in the church nodded their heads in agreement as they bowed them and began praying for the six spirits inside the orbs on the front of Celestia's castle to help the Dark Sky members. Knowing that Rarity and Discord were there with them, they obeyed and went to CrE's realm. When the spirits arrived there, they saw the leader Maud Pie healing the Dark Sky member's souls by praying to them. Once the Dark Sky members were fully healed, they got up off the cloud floor.
"Uh…" the Dark Sky members' souls groaned. "What happened?"
"You got stabbed and sliced in the soul." the leader Maud Pie elaborated. "You should be fine now though."
"Thanks." they said politely. "Where are our bodies though?"
"The bat-human-horse chick has them." the leader Maud Pie replied as she pointed to Luna meditating by the pile of the Dark Sky members' bodies in the distance. A holy white aura began entering Luna's body, causing her to regain her dragon features…
"The end is coming…" Luna said with a whisper.
"Damn it!" Hoops swore. "She's going to destroy our bodies! What can we do?"
"Get back into them." Maud Pie suggested. "I'll help you get over there in time."
"But how-w-WOAH!" Dumb-bell exclaimed as Maud Pie grabbed and rolled him into a ball shape. She then used her strength to throw him back into his body without alerting Luna. She did the same for Derpy, Score, and Hoops, until she was finally down to Ghost Rainbow Dash.
"I...don't see your body." Maud Pie told G.R.D. "You must really be dead then, huh? I'm sorry for your loss..."
"Don't worry about it, I…" G.R.D. paused as she saw Maud Pie gathering magic in her hands. "W-what are you doing?"
"My power has finally returned!" Luna exclaimed as she fully regained her shadow dragon chimera form. "And now, Dark Sky members, your bodies are FINISHED!"
Luna prepared and fired a holy beam breath attack more powerful than the last one, but not before Maud Pie was able to throw herself over to the group in time. With the group together, they were able to transform into mist and reflect the beam back at Luna. This time however, she moved to the left and dodged it.
"WHA-? HOW-SON OF A BITCH!" Luna shouted angrily as she tried to kick the mist, but it floated up into the sky out of her reach. Frustrated, she tried to calm down by meditating as the Dark Sky members talked to each other in the mist.
"So wait, how did that work?" Derpy asked. "I thought we could only transform into mist if we were all together."
"DON'T ASK." Maud Pie replied in G.R.D.'s voice.
"It's funny how Luna's getting so frustrated when actually, we're the ones at a disadvantage…" Hoops pointed out. "As ordinary mist, we have no offensive power, and even if we turned into a shadow mist dragon, she's stronger than us by a long shot! We'd be annihilated by that holy beam! The only way we could possibly win is by being a mist that can't be hurt by that beam and being stronger than her!"
"What do you think we're here for?" six voices in the sky asked.
"Huh?" the Dark Sky members went as they saw six spirits enter their mist body. Immediately, they found themselves feeling bigger, harder, better, faster, stronger, and smarter!
"So algebra is math?" Derpy responded to gaining new knowledge. "I always thought that it was advanced english!"
"Three of those voices..." Dumb-bell said. "Are you guys…?"
"Yeah," replied the spirits, "we're the spirits of all the orb-carriers. You may not recognize God Maud Pie, Princess Shining Armor, and Robot Alicorn Fluttershy, but that's beside the point. We've given you everything you need to defeat CrE!"
"We kind of already knew about R.A.F.," said the Dark Sky members, "but thanks!"
It was then that the Dark Sky members began to transform from mist into...a white mist dragon!
Descending from the sky, they roared at Luna, disrupting her meditation and grabbing her attention.
"FOOLS!" Luna bellowed. "I meditated long enough for one more blast! Now that you're no longer regular mist, you're doomed!"
Luna used the same holy breath attack again, and again, it didn't work. This time though, it didn't work because the Dark Sky members' dragon form ABSORBED it.
"You…" Luna stammered. "You have the element of holiness within you?! Have you become...gods?"
"NO LUNA…" the Dark Sky members replied. "WE ARE WHO WE ARE. FAREWELL…"
Now having even more power than ever from having absorbed Luna's breath attack, the Dark Sky members breathed a blast of white, holy mist that was so powerful, it almost entirely destroyed Luna, reducing her to a dazed ghost lying on top of a pile of ashes. The Dark Sky members transformed back to normal and G.R.D. came out of Maud Pie's body as everyone gathered around Luna.
"Now are you going to give up?" Dumb-bell asked. "You're not going to revive yourself again in some desperate attempt are you?"
"She can do that?" Maud Pie said in her own voice. "Then I don't think so…"
Maud Pie pulled out two familiar dark-blue guns from her robe and pointed them at Luna.
"So that's what Rarity did with my Magic Eaters…" Luna realized as she sighed. "Not that it matters...I give up. You guys win."
Just then, with yet another flash of light, Rarity and Discord teleported behind the group.
"So, my garb speaks the truth…" Rarity said, looking at the right hourglass on her black, hourglass-emblem decorated garb, which was not moving unlike the left hourglass. "You guys actually beat CrE…your story has concluded…Fluttershy is back to normal and ready to defeat the One...soon you will all be back home again together..."
"Fantastic work you guys, that shot was one in a million!" Discord complimented them as he mixed soda with yogurt.
"...I don't get it." Derpy said as everyone just stared at Discord.
"Hey, don't look at me like that." Discord said with a smile. "We all have our own, distinct sense of humor!"
"Why did you guys betray me?" Luna asked as she got up off the cloud floor. "I never knew you were already so much stronger than me…"
"Not really," Rarity humbly responded to both things. "We just have the ability to bend time and reality, unlike you. The only reason we deceived you is because we wanted to see how powerful the Dark Sky members really were...and heh heh...you know."
"Hmm?" Hoops thought. "Could she mean…"
"I understand..." Luna replied with comprehension before turning to the Dark Sky members. "Dark Sky members, I am sorry for the trouble I caused all of you. The real reason I wanted to kill you is because I wanted to have your souls with me for as long as I could. I just wanted us to hang out like we used too...but that's in the past now. I am no longer your leader...you have all surpassed me, and you each have your own destiny to fulfill now...just please never forget that we were once the Dark Sky..."
The Dark Sky members paused for a moment and smiled. They walked over to Luna and gave her a group hug.
"Thanks Luna..." they said to their former master warmly. "We're glad now that Rarity and Discord brought us here. We have so many to thank for the strength we have now...but if it wasn't for you, who brought us together in the first place...we would have never learned the greatest strength of all...the power of unity. You are the soul of Dark Sky, Luna. That's why we're going to keep our team name...in remembrance of you."
With that, Luna became teary-eyed.
"I love you guys..." she told them. "You have done so well..."
"We've all done very well…" Discord said, wanting to be included in the group. "I think it's time we sent us all home, a job well done. Does anyone have something to say before we go?"
"..." Score reminded Maud Pie about something silently.
"Oh yeah, I have one more question." G.R.D. interjected. "Something that we never covered...what were you and that ghostly white unicorn doing way back in front of Fluttershy's house?"
"Oh wow, I almost forgot…" Discord replied as he reached into the white, shield-emblem decorated robe he was wearing. "She was paying me to give you this…"
Discord gave G.R.D. a photograph that showed Fluttershy crying at a tombstone with a ghost beside her…Rarity.
"Woah, that is something else!" G.R.D. exclaimed in surprise.
"But wait…" Dumb-bell said. "What about all the alternate reality stuff?"
"Oh shoot, I wanted to know more about that to-" G.R.D. was too late as she got cut off by Rarity and Discord teleporting them back to the Fluttershy's Dark Sky world.
"This is weird." Maud Pie made a remark.
"I could not think of a better way to sum everything up myself…" Hoops said.
Luna resigned as CrE. She gave her position over to Fluttershy, who accepted, after she defeated the One, of course.
Rarity and Discord used their powers to create a new body for Luna as an apology for deceiving her. She looks just like her old self now, despite a few minor changes, particularly ones made to her freeman.
The clones made from humans who wanted to go back home to their world as their ordinary selves were allowed to return. The ones who didn't return are still working for Rarity and Discord as ponies…
Jason Celestia found the cardboard cutout of Luna. He also found that it really was just cardboard, nothing else.
Transcending Fluttershy's Dark Sky Luna is trying to figure out where to go if she ever gives up her life of seclusion in her womb.
Some of the bat ponies came to live in the world of Fluttershy's Dark Sky. They were quite happy to learn that the position for a pony to raise the sun is open…
The leader Maud Pie honestly does not know how to feel about her experience with Ghost Rainbow Dash coming inside her body.
Fluttershy came home to her own world, so happy to see her friends again, that it was almost...unnerving.
The Dark Sky members found something interesting about the photograph Discord gave them after they returned home to the world of Fluttershy's Dark Sky...there was a poem inscribed on the back of it…written in ectoplasm...
The Story of the Spirit
Fluttershy, my friend…
It will be okay…
Though this may seem like the end…
There is always another day.
I know there are things…
That we must do…
Our situation has gotten kooky…
But haven't we too?
Just calm yourself…
It'll be over soon…
I'll make you a sun…
And I shall be your moon.
Born of the sky!
Rising over the still land!
Your friends will be your evening stars!
And they'll understand!
YOU ARE THE LORD!
DARK AND HOLY WILL BE YOUR NAME! FLUTTERSHY!
DISCORD WILL BE YOUR SHIELD! AND I WILL BE YOUR SWORD!
THEY'LL SEE THEM WHEN THEY LOOK TO PROCLAIM! THE DARK SKY!
Dark Sky's Ending: The End
"No way…" the Dark Sky members said. "Could it be...that even back then...Rarity had this planned out...WITH FLUTTERSHY TOO?!"
Over the dark sky on that night, Rarity, Discord, and Fluttershy were talking…
"My plan worked perfectly…" Rarity complimented herself. "Fluttershy is a completely pure and all-powerful god now...and none of her subjects will ever learn of the failed experiment known as the One…"
"Ha ha ha!" Discord laughed. "A god who is both good and evil, light and dark! Oh, this is delicious! I love messing with reality!"
"So do I…" Fluttershy joined in, grinning sinisterly. "Now that I have authority over the Goddess of Death, I can finally start my quest to bring true immortality to this world. And now that my band members have the power of the revived orbs inside them, they'll be such a wonderful help to me...HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA GEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH FWA MWA BWA LAH MAH YAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA MWA MWA MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH HAH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH GEH GEH FWEH MWEH LWEH YWEH GWEH HEH HEH HEH HE HE HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEE HE HEH HE HE HE HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HAH HA HA HAH HA HA HA HA HA HAH HA HAH HAH HAH HA HA HA HAH HAH HA HA HAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HWAH GAH HAH HA HA HAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HO OH HO BO OH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA LA HA FA LAH LO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH HAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HEH HEH HE HE HE HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH LAH LOHE HEH LO LA LA LA LI LU LE LEH LO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!"
"This has gotten so weird…" the Dark Sky members thought.
The Final Enigmatic Words of the Cloud Dragon of the Mist
Thank you very much reader for seeing out the story of the Dark Sky to the end. This may be the ending of their tale for now, but don't forget that there is always a new chapter to be told…
The part they will play in Fluttershy's new story is now sure to be one filled with a spirit of jollity...all thanks to you and the courage you showed. You've been a great hero, my friend.
Now that you've helped the Dark Sky brighten Fluttershy's dark sky, what are you going to do now? Will you choose to learn the ending of Fluttershy's story? If you already have learned the ending, I hope that you enjoyed reading this ending more because of it. Be a light this night...