The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 12Chapter 12: Song of Redemption
Daemon couldn’t believe he was face to face with a honest to goodness ghost.
‘Ghosts don’t exist! Well on the other hand, they say Shadowmares don’t either... I guess I know how everypony feels when they meet me now.’, the petrified stallion thought to himself. The ghost started to giggle slightly, then it escalated into full blown laughter.
“Oh, you should see the look on your face! Ha ha ha ha! I’ve been a ghost for 1,000 years, but the looks I get are still a riot!”,the ghost continued to laugh.
“Does this mean you aren’t going to kill me, or whatever it is ghosts do?” Daemon asked, back against the wall and his eyes still wide.
“Phht, NO! What is it that makes you ponies think ghosts are always violent? I wouldn’t harm a fly... and from what I saw upstairs, I’m pretty sure you feel the same way.”.
“How do you know?! I could be the most ruth
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 11Chapter 11: Meeting Royalty
It had been five days since the incident with Daemon changing into the monstrous Shadowmare/Lightmare hybrid. Flara and the other two Lightmares were forced to stay in Ponyville. Flara explained that if they were to return, they would be questioned about “Nova’s” disappearance. Aura and Ezreal were a bit awkward at first, damaging property and roughing a few ponies up to make friends. Lightmares would bond by hitting each other and rough-housing. However, the new additions to the humble town soon learned the correct way to greet ponies was not a punch to the jaw. They even managed to find good ways to pass the time with their newly acquired friends. Ezreal found joy in flying with Rainbow Dash, trying to keep up with her. Rainbow Dash would sometimes show her true potential and scare Ezreal with her remarkable speed, but Ezreal enjoyed being with a mare who had the same radical personality as him. Aura loved nature and ador
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 10Chapter 10: Infected with Hate
It was very early in the morning when Daemon was awoken. Flara shook him gently to rouse him from his sleep. Daemon groaned and rubbed his head as he sat up.
“Ugh... what time is it?”, the groggy stallion asked.
“About three o’ clock.”.
“IN THE MORNING?! Come on! Give me a break! I’m going back to sleep.”, Daemon shouted, pulling the covers over his head and flopping back down frustrated. Flara used her magic and yanked the covers off him and threw them to the opposite side of the room. Daemon gave a whiny moan and curled up even more, refusing to move.
“Get up Daemon! We don’t have time for this! This is our only window of opportunity to leave!”.
“Argh! Alright, alright! I’m getting up! Damn Lightmare rules...”, Daemon grumbled as he got out of bed.
The two walked to the door and Flara shouted, “Computer! Simulation; terminate!”. The room quic
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 9Chapter 9: Life as a Lightmare
Daemon just had walked the razors edge of life and death with his brief encounter with the Lightmare leader, General Lux. Flara had explained that he was the most ruthless pony she had ever seen. If you were to show any sign of insubordination, he would find a way to make your life miserable. His favorite way of ‘breaking new recruits’ was to find one thing that gave them happiness and force them to do something to shatter that happiness forever. For example, once there was a rebellious recruit who loved animals... he was forced into slaughtering an entire forest of harmless creatures and coat himself in their blood. General Lux was the one behind it all. He was the oldest living Lightmare and he was the one who made the stories of the Shadowmares up, which meant that he was at least 4,000 years old. Even though he was ancient, Lux was at least twenty times as powerful as any normal Lightmare. That was why everypony obeyed his
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 8Chapter 8: Going Undercover
After spending an excruciating night without sleep, reading almost half of the books in Twilight’s library, Desdemona slowly trudged her way to the door of Fluttershy’s home. Upon entering, the Shadowmare was tackled by a panicking pegasus.
“Desdemona! Thank goodness you’re home! When I woke up he was gold! He looks like a Lightmare and... and... and...”.
Desdemona put her hoof on Fluttershy’s lips and asked her in a mildly exhausted tone, “Okay... now I want you to slow down... and calmly tell me... what in blazes are you trying to say?”. Fluttershy calmed down like she was told and Desdemona released her lips.
The yellow mare took a deep, calm breath... and shouted at the top of her lungs, “DAEMON IS A LIGHTMARE!”. Hearing the startling news, Desdemona pushed Fluttershy aside and ran in, quickly seeing a dazzling blond pony staring into a mirror making faces
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 7Chapter 7: It Might be Love
The morning after Daemon confessed his love for Fluttershy, he was feeling like he needed to get away from Desdemona. She was glaring at them both all morning and it was starting to get to Daemon.
"Uh, Fluttershy...", Daemon spoke up,"shouldn't we go to Applejack's now and, um, do that... thing that she needed help with?".
Fluttershy just looked at him confused and said, "I don't remember Applejack needing help with anythi-".
"Yes you do! Remember she need help doing that thing that she, uh, needed help with...", Daemon said looking over at Desdemona nervously, "and we should go see her... riiight nooow.".
Finally getting the hint, Fluttershy responded, "Oh! Yes! We should definitely get going! we will be back later, Desdemona!". The couple quickly rushed out the door, leaving Desdemona behind.
"Oh yeah, that wasn't suspicious at all...", Desdemona said sarcastically to herself, "They are up to something and I will ge
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 6Chapter 6: Beauty and the Beast
Fluttershy could only look off in sadness toward the direction that Daemon flew. The rest of her friends behind her had a few questions, so when Twilight asked what that was all about, Fluttershy told them all she knew. It just so happened that Daemon, and every other Shadowmare born, has a fatal flaw and it differs from Shadowmare to Shadowmare. Sometimes the flaw would be something completely harmless, like the inability to taste strawberries... but other times it would be something much more severe. With Desdemona, her flaw was that she couldn't shiver, no matter how cold it got. However, with Daemon, his flaw was a gift and a curse. He was unable to control himself in combat, making him a ruthless, unforgiving, blood-thirsty warrior whenever the enemy attacked. Desdemona often would tell him that if she had his “flaw” she would accept it as a blessing... but Daemon is a peaceful and kind soul who hates to
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 5Chapter 5: Fighting Chaos
It had been four days since the big party. Apparently it was a big hit since everypony was treating Daemon with respect and attempting to treat Desdemona the same way. Desdemona would just glare at anypony who would talk to her though... she said that making friends was Daemon's job, not hers and she wanted to keep it that way. Daemon returned the Wonder Bolt goggles that Rainbow Dash had given him the day after the party, telling her that he no longer needed to hide his eyes. In fact, now that he was an accepted citizen in Ponyville, everypony seemed to enjoy his striking eyes. Some would be so entranced that they would just stare at him smiling. The party also gave Daemon some of his memories back, although a lot of his regained memories were hazy and jumbled. During the past few days, Daemon would go around town and help those who needed his assistance or complete some odd jobs that needed his talents. He did notice that Flu