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The Moon and Star

By World Runner




“So... Is it them? Are they the ones?”

“Yes, I believe it is them. It was said that two alicorn sisters, one as bright as day and one as dark as night would overthrow Discord and bring harmony to Equestria. They are exactly what was described to us by our forefathers, shortly after Discord took over Ponyland.”

“Don't listen to him. Of course it's not them, it can't be. We've been waiting for these supposed princesses for generations. Why should they show up now?”

“It seems that you have lost faith Brother Hooves.”

“And if I have? If these two alicorns defeat Discord, I'll cross my eyes so hard it'll become an affliction that will curse all of my descendants.”

26 years later

“It's time for the both of you to go and do what we have been trying to prepare you for. You must overthrow Discord and become the Princesses of Equestria. You shall rule together. Now that you have found the elements of Harmony, defeating this creature of chaos should not be too difficult. Now go... You do not have much time, Discord could notice the presence of the Elements at any time”.

“Good luck. You're going to need it... If you want to escape with your lives.”

“Pay no attention to Brother Hooves, I am certain that you will succeed. And when you return, we shall have to discuss renaming this land, PonyLand is absolutely ridiculous.”

Celestia and Luna headed for the exit of the small house that was the size of a Cathedral on the inside due to Discords tampering, nopony that lived there was particularly upset about it. As they left, they heard a pony with an hourglass for a cutie mark say.

“'s bigger on the inside. Maybe I'll try that some day.”

They arrived at edge of the Everfree Forest, where Discord had decided to stay. They truly had reached the center of all chaos in Equestria.

They saw ponies performing a strange dance on their front hooves and singing a song that seemed to be dedicated to Discord. They saw Dragons hopping around like bunnies and bunnies soaring through the sky spitting fire. They even saw rectangular holes in the sky of various sizes, where strange creatures with no hooves but something else that the two sisters couldn't name, just watch the events unfold with interest. They marched forward, preparing themselves in case something more dangerous then bunnies or dragons decided to attack. A voice sounded from behind them.

“Oh oh, this is so much fun! How about a game of pin the tail on the pony?” Discord lifts a tail that looked suspiciously like Celestia's. Celestia turned around and saw that her tail was missing. She turned back towards Discord, anger etched across her face.

“Playtime is over for you, Discord!”

“Oh, I doubt that. Hungry?” he extended a bag of seeds towards Celestia and Luna, they both gave Discord blank stares.

“Suit yourselves.” He said as he stuffed a claw full of seeds in his mouth with obvious delight.

Celestia and Luna removed the Elements of Harmony from their saddlebags and placed them in a semi-circle, hovering in front of them.

“Ooh... What have you got there?” asked Discord.

“The Elements of Harmony.” responded Celestia.

The Elements of Harmony began to rotate at high speed, encasing the two Princesses in a protective magical sphere.

“With them, we shall defeat you!” cried Luna.

Discord laughed. “You should see yourselves right now. The expressions on your face, so intense, so sure of yourselves. Ahahah.”

Celestia and Luna crossed their horns and united the Elements of Harmony's power. A rainbow shot into the sky and headed towards the draconequus who was too busy laughing at the duo to take notice of the danger he was facing.

“Hilarious! Ahahahah!”

So thus was Discord, the bringer of Chaos, turned to stone in a position that made many a filly and colt for generations to come wonder if he was singing at the time of his demise.

100 years later

Time passed rather slowly for Luna ever since she and Celestia had defeated Discord. She was glad that harmony had returned to Equestria. That things started to make sense once more. And she was especially glad that it wouldn't rain chocolate anymore. She had had more than enough of chocolate while Discord ruled over Equestria.

When they had started taking care of raising the Sun and the Moon without interference from Discord. Luna was happy to perform her royal duties at first, but as time passed she realized that all the ponies preferred Celestia's day to her night. She was sad that all these ponies failed to see all the wonders that her night had to offer. Celestia had noticed that her sister was acting strange, but she decided to blame it on the sleepless nights. Finally, Celestia breached the subject.

“Are you alright, Luna? You seem upset about something.”

“I'm fine...” replied Luna

“When you say “fine”, what does that mean exactly? Because it does not seem that everything is “fine” to me. And don't try to lie, you and I both now that you can't stop your tail from twitching when you lie.” warned Celestia

“Look, it's not important. It's just that I'm getting bored. Fighting Discord was the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us!” exclaimed the bringer of the moon

“I see.” stated simply Celestia

“It's just that once I rise the Moon, all the ponies fall asleep until you raise the Sun. Spending all these hours alone... I just wish there was somepony who didn't spend all day playing and would come out during the night.” complained Luna

“I cannot understand what that must be like. But I can try to understand how you feel. If you wish, I can stay up at night to keep you company. Equestria is nothing to me when it comes to your happiness and well-being.”

“Thank you thank you. Somepony has to make the decisions. If we are both asleep, even without Discord, Equestria would fall back into chaos. I shall just have to grin and bear it.” said the youngest alicorn

“Very well, but we shall resume this conversation tomorrow. I may not be able to keep you company but if there is one thing that the council has taught me, it's that the only way to resolve a problem is to mention it.” advised Celestia

“I suppose you're right.” sighed Luna

“Try not to dwell on this matter further. At least until we can talk about it more. I wish you a safe night Luna.” Celestia said as she left to go rest.

“Good night Tia.” whispered Luna

She turned away from Celestia as she left the tower they used to watch over the land. Luna looked up at the Moon and sighed.

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