© Beloved Doll
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TenderSweet, ShadowSentry, MidnightHallow, Druid, Dead Eye, StratSlice, Constellation, Mourn, Somber, December, Moonlight, Waffles, Nightmare Castle and Nightmare Ponies concept/group are created and owned by me, Beloved Doll.
All other ponies, Spike and the whole My Little Pony franchise along with other locations (example: PonyVille) and structures (example: Dream Castle) are (c) Hasbro.
Note: This series is written as the characters are bi-pedal, rather than the traditional 4-legged form.
Note 2: I use ponies from various generations, not just the G4/Friendship is Magic (FiM).
With TenderSweet captured by the dragons, Fluttershy turns to her friends,"What are we going to do?"
Rainbow Dash flaps her wings and begins to float in the air,"I`ll tell you what we`re gonna do-!"
No one sees it coming. Out of nowhere, the black and red streak of the similarly colored alicorn from two days ago jets over the heads of the ponies and heads straight to the dragons. Applejack is startled,"What the hay?!"
Rarity is equally shocked to see the winged unicorn head for the dragons,"Is he seriously going to take them all on by himself?"
The alicorn flies himself right up to the dragon that is holding TenderSweet. His ears are laid back as he gives the dragon a warning expression. TenderSweet quiets her cries when the alicorn arrives on the scene though the terrified expression does`t leave her face. The dragon whips aside his hand that holds TenderSweet and opens his mouth at the alicorn. Fire blasts from his mouth.
Being in the air, the alicorn is able to dodge the attack a little quicker than he did when he was on the ground last time. While he dodges, he looks to the dragon`s hand at TenderSweet. She`s a little dizzy from being whipped around but otherwise she is all right. While being distracted by checking on the victim, the alicorn whips his head upwards as the dragon suddenly takes to the air flying. The other 4 dragons begin to follow this dragon`s lead and begin flying, too.
The alicorn flaps his wings faster and he flies up to the lead dragon, his horn begins to glow. An energy blast fires from his horn and hits the lead dragon. The dragon stops flying higher once he is hit and roars out. He breaths fire out at the alicorn again but this time, he makes several short bursts of it. The alicorn darts to and fro, trying to avoid each blast. But it seems like it`s a struggle, especially once the other dragons join in and begin firing short bursts of fire at him as well. But the alicorn knows he can`t keep this up.
Tactics change. The alicorn moves from his position and begins to fly around the dragons in seemingly random patterns. The dragons try to keep their fire blasts aimed at him but the constant movement is getting to be difficult. If the alicorn flies close enough, some of the dragons try biting him or even swiping him with their claws. Thus far, the alicorn manages to evade the attacks with sudden twists of his body and loops and quick reflexes. The short temper of the dragons begins to show, though.
Getting tired of these wild acrobats of the alicorn, the dragons begin to move around more to come after him. As a result though, the lead dragon decides to abandon his victim and drops TenderSweet. TenderSweet screams as she falls to the ground. Her scream catches the alicorn`s attention. He changes direction and bolts downward towards her, with the 5 dragons flying after him.
As he draws closer to her, the alicorn extends his arms out for TenderSweet. She drops into his arms. The force of her falling pulls him downwards for a bit. But they are close enough to the ground at this point where the alicorn allows himself to drop down on his hooves on the ground. He immediately begins running, folding his wings, while carrying TenderSweet in his arms. He take a peek over his shoulder as he runs. Right on his tail are the dragons. They don`t adjust themselves quick enough; the dragons are so focused on the alicorn that they fail to notice the ground rushing up towards them. The dragons all fall in a pile on the ground, landing on one another.
Once the dragons have all fallen on the ground, the alicorn faces back forward and extends his wings, taking back up into the air. One of the dragons crawl out from the pile of wiggling bodies. He brings his head up, looking towards the alicorn and lets out a roar. An ear twists backwards and then the alicorn turns around, facing the dragons but floating in the air. The dragons begin getting themselves oriented once more and then they return to flight, heading towards the alicorn.
The dragons all shoot streams of fire at the alicorn. Out of fear, TenderSweet throws her arms around him and hides her face into him. The alicorn waits for the right moment and then envelopes his wings around the both of them. Without the wings flapping to keep them in the air, TenderSweet and the alicorn both drop back down towards the ground. This allows them to avoid the fire blasts aimed for them.
The alicorn re-opens his wings after they have dropped enough and they are back in flight. He zips past the dragons, flying below them. The dragons turn around to follow after them in the new direction. However, the black and red winged unicorn is flying in a slight downward direction, towards a lake. The dragons are catching up behind him. The alicorn seems to be ignoring this for the moment.
He reaches the lake, flying just above the surface of the water. At the last minute, he suddenly changes direction, flying backwards. This causes the dragons to fly into the water, all falling in. Large splashes are in the lake as the alicorn flies back a distance from it.
He lands on his hooves on the ground nearby a tree. Then he sets down TenderSweet on her hooves and quickly puts his arm out to push her back behind him. His red eyes are locked on the lake, watching is closely. TenderSweet obediently steps back as directed by his extended arm. The alicorn`s wings don`t fold back; in fact, they remain half-extended as if he is prepared to fly again.
The dragons pop out of the water. They are in a frenzy and quite upset. One dragon tries to shoot out fire from it`s mouth but all that comes out is smoke. The water has extinguished their ability to use their fire breath. Needless to say, the dragons are not happy about this. They decide to leave, defeated for now.
The alicorn carefully watches the dragons fly off from the area. Satisfied that they are finally leaving, he allows his arm to drop and begins to turn to TenderSweet.
TenderSweet pops up to him, which causes him to take a step back, eyes widened as he hand`t expected her to stand so close to him. She has a sweet smile on her face, looking up to him. He is much taller than her though not quite as tall as Princess Celestia. It is possible for TenderSweet to get a good look at him now and see all the details of his appearance.
She continues to step closer towards the alicorn in which each step she takes forward, he takes a step back, backing away from her in the same pace she moves. But she pays little attention to this, her focus is elsewhere,"Thank you so much for saving me…And all of PonyVille, twice now. I can`t believe how well you handle dragons…all by yourself. I`m just so amazed."
The black alicorn bumps into a tree and freezes in his tracks, looking down at TenderSweet. She stands right in front of him and ceases her advance. She moves a few strands of her mane from her face,"I wish there was something I could do for you in return for saving me…"
A few soft sounds, barely even audible to TenderSweet, come from the alicorn. TenderSweet`s smile grows a little bit,"It`s not much but…"
TenderSweet tries to bring herself up so that she can reach his face. As she leans in closer and closes her eyes, the alicorn tightly closes his own eyes with his head turned to the side. She plants a very soft, gentle kiss on his cheek. Soon as she pulls away, the alicorn`s eyes open. He turns his head back in her direction. TenderSweet has her head tilted to the side, exposing a bit of her neck, still smiling up at him. She can see in his own neck a motion of him swallowing.
TenderSweet hears her friends calling her name from behind her. The alicorn hears it, too. His ears prick forward and he moves his head slightly with his eyes shifting towards them. TenderSweet follows his lead and turns around. Her friends are racing towards her, calling for her. TenderSweet waves to them with a smile, glad to see her friends are safe. She turns back to the alicorn but her smile quickly drops when she sees that he is gone. She looks around but can find no trace of him. Disappointed, TenderSweet turns back to her friends.
Within seconds, the ponies pile on TenderSweet. The girls all collectively express their relief that TenderSweet is alive and safe. TenderSweet is a little overwhelmed with her friends all over her as such but she knows they are just happy to see that she is ok. She laughs a little as everyone hugs her.
The mares and Spike decide to go back into PonyVille as it would probably be safest. They stick close together as they walk back. Naturally, there is a lot of question asking. In addition to the typical "are you all right" questions, TenderSweet`s friends also question her about the alicorn. What was he like? Is he nice? Did he hurt you? Being a bit overwhelmed by all the questioning, TenderSweet asks them to slow down. Rainbow Dash puts a hand behind her head,"Sorry. We were just really worried about you."
Fluttershy speaks up,"When we saw that the dragons had you, we thought you were a goner!"
TenderSweet nods her head once,"I thought I was, too."
Rarity smiles,"What a relief that the black alicorn showed up to rescue you."
TenderSweet turns to Rarity,"Absolutely. How can I ever repay him for saving me?"
Twilight Sparkle smiles,"I don`t know. But we`re all glad you`re ok."
To be continued...