Legacy of the Sun - Chapter 6
Chapter 6: Discord
'Someday soon,' for an alicorn, ended up being one hundred years. It was at this time that the corruption spreading from that dark cave had reached the castle of the two sisters. In the past, they had both heard the terrible screeches and roars from various beasts within the forest, which had clearly seen the evil taint, and were now vicious and bloodthirsty creatures. Now, however, the first creeping, putrid looking vines moved past the treeline and encroached upon the land around the castle.
"Celestia..." Luna started, not knowing how to continue.
"I know, sister... I know..." the older alicorn replied, her mouth creased in a frown. She looked upon the forest with sadness, wondering how something so terrible could have happened to the forest she had known for hundreds if years. "It feels like it was merely a week ago when... father and I were exploring these woods..."
She wasn't able to think much past that when the distinct roar of a
Legacy of the Sun - Chapter 5
Chapter 5: Guiding the Moon
The next few weeks were spent in silence, with only the occasional chirp of a bird or the light clopping of hooves through stone passageways. Only the necessary actions were performed: raise the sun, lower the moon, eat meals, lower the sun, raise the moon. Nothing else. No talking. No laughing. No playing. Only sorrow and sadness.
It wasn't until Luna confronted Celestia that the two sisters finally spoke to each other. She found her pink haired sibling staring out of a window at the top of the tower, her gaze lost in the horizon. Her magenta eyes, red around the edges from countless crying fits, looked in no particular direction. Celestia seemed lost in thought - and disconnected from reality.
"Celly..." Luna softly spoke, approaching her sister.
Celestia said nothing, continuing her vacant stare.
"...what is it?" she replied, motionlessly. The sun princess stood as still as a statue, and were it not for her lazily waving mane, might hav
Legacy of the Sun - Chapter 4
Chapter 4: Ascension
Normally, it is a custom to celebrate the day of your birth, with either friends, family, or both, and rejoice in growing older and learning. It's generally a time of happiness, good will, and becoming closer with those around you, while you move onto a new chapter in your life. For the alicorn spouses, living in an old castle perched in the heart of the Everfree Forest, their day was anything but.
It was on this day that Sonance woke with a jolted feeling that surged through his divine form. Sonance removed himself from the bed, covered from head to hoof in a cold sweat. He was visibly pale, and as he looked to Rhapsody, noticed that she looked much the same - to the point of her typical glow nearly nonexistent.
"Sonance..." she started. The dark alicorn could see the tears forming in his wife's eyes. "It's time."
"Is it that day already?" he asked, in slightly louder than a whisper. "It seems like just moments ago I was watching little Luna