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
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 4Chapter 4: Setting the Stage
It was the morning after Desdemona and Flara had shown up. Shortly after Flara had ordered the two Shadowmares to stay in Ponyville, she left to give her report about “a overly enthusiastic unicorn trying to show off”, to the rest of the legion. The seven friends talked to Desdemona after Flara left, trying to find out where she would like to stay. The deep magenta pony didn't want to stay with anypony, saying that it was not acceptable for a Shadowmare to take help. Eventually, after much coercing she decided to stay with Fluttershy, only so she could keep an eye on Daemon. Desdemona was forced to sleep in the same bed as Fluttershy since there were no more spares. This caused Fluttershy to stay up most of the night out of fear. Desdemona had a very aggressive and intimidating attitude, causing Fluttershy to fear that she would get violent if awoken... or touched or looked at the wrong way or basically anything
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 3Chapter 3: Mysteries Revealed
It was a peaceful morning in Fluttershy's cottage... well until Daemon decided to wake Fluttershy up.
“GOOOOD MORNING FLUTTERSHY!!!”, Daemon yelled, trying to sound a morning radio host. “It's a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, we are gonna go see Zecora today, and... I made waffles!”.
Stirring from what had been a pleasant sleep, Fluttershy looked at the 'waffles'. It was obvious that Daemon had no idea how to make them, because they were a sickly green color and at one point Fluttershy thought she saw one move.
“Now eat up, we have to get going soon!”, Daemon said walking away with a bounce in his step. Not wanting to hurt his feelings (but also not wanting to die of food poisoning) Fluttershy quickly hid what he made under the bed, but the waffles had other ideas and slithered out the window. Fluttershy just looked at the odd scene, feeling very distu
The Legend of a Shadowmare: Chapter 2Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted
It was dark, but that's to be expected when it's 10 o'clock at night. Fluttershy had just convinced Daemon to stay inside for the night. Daemon was very skittish and didn't seem to know what think. His first impression of Fluttershy was that she hated his kind, Shadowmares... but now she was insisting he spend the night with her. When Fluttershy got inside she noticed Daemon sitting outside like there was an invisible barrier keeping him out.
"What are you doing? Aren't you going to come in?”, Fluttershy asked.
“I am in...”, Daemon responded looking down at his hoof. Upon closer inspection Fluttershy saw that he indeed had one hoof partially in the doorway. Fluttershy rolled her eyes thinking to herself that the stallion was even more socially awkward than she was.
“Now don't be so impossible... when I said 'come in' I meant come all the way in”. Daemon gingerly stepped inside, as if he was afraid of breaking
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Chapter 1: Daemon's Arrival
Our story begins in Ponyville on a beautiful sunny day. The Mane Six were all having a picnic in the park... well, all except Pinkie Pie who was late for some unknown reason. Normally Pinkie wouldn't miss a chance to have fun with the others, so Twilight, who was the smartest one there, was a little curious about what could be taking her so long.
While Twilight was pondering this she heard a shout off in the d