The Ultimate Mare chapter 4.
The sound of birds began to fill the fresh morning air, the smell of morning dew began to seep into the house. A yellow Pegasi that was tucked in her bed began to stir. With eyes beginning to take in the light, she raised her self into a sitting position. Taking in the setting she let out a soft smile. Her animals had gathered into her room, looking onward.
The smile on her face faded, replaced by fear as her eyes traveled to the center of the room. Her little critters weren't even looking into her direction.
There it was, blended into the light, an image was sitting there a hand held out to a bird that was flapping over it. It was a silver being with yellow and blue accents across its body. It was sitting staring at the animals around him with his large, unmoving, but yet warm eyes. Fluttershy jumped, the eyes of the silver face turn to her.
"Good morning." Fluttershy leapt back under the covers.
A few seconds had gone by before the yellow Pegasi dared to peak out from under her blanket. The being was still sitting there, watching her crawl from under the sheet. "W-wh-who are you?" she squeaked, just barely audible.
"My name is Kizuna," the silver man answered in a peaceful tone. "Ultraman Kizuna."
"U-Ultraman?" The yellow head peaked out further.
"Yes, I come from a million miles away. From a distant planet in another galaxy."
"What?" This was a little too much for her to take in. "Um… What a-are you doing here?" Fluttershy asked the alien in front of her. "That is… if you don't mind, that is."
"Its fine, you should know why…" Kizuna leaned back, recalling all the memories. There were no need for lie to this little pony. "It was a few weeks ago, back on…"
It was a few weeks ago back on Nebula planet M78, the Planet of Light. Many Ultras were about that day, off in all directions. The crystal buildings glistened in the light, their height making even the Ultras seem of regular size. The artificial light that fueled the planet seemed to shine even brighter that day. It was a truly a day of celebration.
Graduation day were coming up in the Ultra academy. A school where young giants were taught to fight for the light. A school where they were taught how to face off against even the strongest of kaijins. To many, it was coming to their final days. To many, they were going to become full fledge heroes to combat the evil in the universe. All were excited for it to arrive. For one such Ultra, one was more excited then the others.
Kizuna was truly thrilled about the upcoming event, maybe a little too excited. He kept his quiet as he made his way past the guards. In the hall of Ultra, common Ultras were never allowed unless of certain events. Though being what he was, Kizuna knew of all the good spots to sneak around.
The meeting for who was going to pass and who wasn't was being held. He needed to know if he was going to make it this year, or not.
"Here he comes!" The young Ultra quickly hid his body making himself scarce. Peaking around the corner his eyes glew brighter at the sight. Many Ultras were gathered around the table in the middle of the room, many of which were legends of the planet of light. What really caught the silver man's eyes wasn't who was standing around, but what was coming from above.
A ball of shinning light was descending from the ceiling. A figure began to form as it drew closer to the floor . All the silver warriors stood around watching the man descend upon them.
"Welcome King!" one of the warriors bowed as the robbed warrior made touchdown. Many Ultras followed suit, each one bowing down to their royalty. Kizuna was in awe as it seemed every part of the room seemed to reflect the king's light.
"Thank you, Ken!" The king flicked his robe as he made his way to the head of the meeting table. "Now, Let us begin…"
"Have we all come to an agreement, then?" The horned ultra said looking about the room. "All in favor?" Ken asked once more.
"All appose?" the room fell quiet, but only long enough for recognition. "All right. Let's move on to the next agenda on the list."
Nearly a couple of hours had gone by, Kizuna was beginning to feel it all in his knees. He had stayed in this one spot, listening to everything that was talked about. His ears burned at the moment they moved onto a new subject, anticipating for what it would be.
"Let us now begin our decision on the upcoming academia graduation!" if he had exterior ears, Kizuna's would of perked up. "Has all preparations been finished?" King's eyes traveled down the table.
"What about the graduates." The god of ultra took on a serious tone as he laid his chin on his crossed hand. The Ultra behind the wall began to lean in closer, his grasp on the corner tightened. "Taro?"
"Yes sir," The red suited man stood up from his chair. "We have all came to the conclusion that all the young warriors shall graduate this year." Kizuna's eyes glew brighter.
"All save for one." Taro cleared his throat, the light in the eavesdropping Ultra's eyes grew dim. "One that goes by the of Kizuna." The said ultra could almost hear his heart, as it fell into the pit of his stomach.
"Kizuna is it," King rose its head as the information began to materialize in front of him. "This is definitely an interesting fellow!" he said, his eyes scanning through the article before him.
"Yes he is," another of the ultra brothers spoke up. "He is one of the strongest amongst his peers." Ultraman Jack commented.
"When it comes to his studies," Taro continued. "He stands on the top of most."
"It seems he was even taken in by Zero, before he left." The God ultra said, his eyes reaching another red body ultra. "Is this correct Sevens?"
"Yes sir." The father of Zero answered.
"But he is missing something, something very important." Ace quickly brought up.
"That is why we have come to agreement that Kizuna shall not pass this year." The first silver man to protect earth spoke up.
Ultraman King took one last final look over the documents that floated in front of his face. "I agree as well," he tore his gaze away from the dissipating glistens that once held the young Ultra's information. "Kizuna shall be the only one, that shall not pass?"
"AYE!" from every single hero.
"Good, lets continue to the next subject at hand."
Kizuna was devastated, he could feel the door of his future slamming in his face one more. His grip on the corner began to tighten as he remembered everything that had happen. Five years, five years had he failed. He had study and pushed himself to the limit just to get this far, for nothing.
Other Ultras, even ones who he thought were less deserving then him, had already left for their own stories. Many of which had already returned and told of their heroic deeds from across the galaxies. Not Kizuna, this was the sixth time he had failed. What was he missing?
"Zero, I've come to you once more. Take me under your teachings!" "No, you are not ready!" He was even capable of getting Zero, son of the legendary Ultra Sevens, to train him. For months he had been put through a rigorous training method by possibly the strongest Ultra on the planet. Even then, he failed to graduate. He wanted to be the hero he needed to be. The hero he deserved to be.
"We have lost sight of it." Kizuna's attention returned to the meeting of Ultras, his grip on the corner piece still tight. "We last saw it heading to the Galaxy of Z-79 OmnaStar." the warrior "Hayata" finished.
"Z-79 OmnaStar? We've lost contact with that sector long ago." The robed king said, probably with a worried expression on his face. "This 'Meteorite' has already made its way through many galaxies. Its almost like it looking for something."
"You don't think…?" The large horned ultra spoke up.
"I do not know, Ken." The king sighed. "But it did come from 'There'." The room fell silent, Kizuna's eyes were glued to what King was saying.
"What is it that we should do?" Ultraman Ace asked.
"One of you in this room shall be assigned to the problem at hand." King answered, his voice unmoving. "Do you agree Ken?"
"As you say King." The father of Ultra nodded.
Kizuna had already taken off, this was the perfect time to prove himself to the others. He rushed off to prove that he truly deserved to bear the title of "The Hero of Light."
He left the room as he entered it, silent like the light that shines from the sun. What he didn't take into account was the corner of the crystal wall that he was gripping onto. The crack on the edge. The one that was caused by his grip of anticipation and anger. What he didn't notice was the chip in the wall.
A shard of crystal fell to the ground with a soft sound. A sound that wouldn't even cause an echo. A sound that wouldn't even catch the attention of even of an earth deer.
One of the Ultra's head turned back to the noise. His eyes began to scan the area around where the sound came from, there was no sign of life. Ultraman King returned his attention to the other Ultras in the room.
"The one that shall be assigned is…"
The silver man was standing there, the port was open. Laying in front of him was the platform where many legendary Ultras took flight from. From here Kizuna could see many others flying about during their day. This was the place where everything would begin.
"Lets go!" Kizuna broke off into a run, racing to the edge. It was that final footing at the end that where he took off to the sky. He took off away from the planet of light to prove himself.
"…Then after that, I followed the meteorite here. To your planet…" The Ultra in the light's eyes returned to the small Pegasi.
Fluttershy was sitting there with a black expression. She had no idea what to make of the story. A planet filled with beings just like the one sitting in front of her, how could any pony believe that. Though there he was, looking right at her, there was no other possible way on Equestria.
"…and that is how I came to you. And how you came to me." Kizuna finished.
"Wait, what do you mean by that?" her mind snapping back to attention, the butterfly marked pony looked back at the silver man in the light.
"So you don't remember yesterday." Kizuna's gaze met the young filly's gaze. His large silver hand lifted to the Pegasus's face.
Fluttershy jumped back at the sudden movement. The see through hand just stopped inches away from her face. Her chest becoming heavy with each breath she held. Her head was thrown back, a flash of light erupted from those finger tips in front of her face, her vision was swept away.
Everything from the day before began to flash back into her mind. Mr. Dragon, being sick from an unknown illness, changing into some hideous creature. Her heart pumping watching two of her friends fall while protecting her. She ran away scared for her life, leaving her friends to fight the dragon. She ran, she ran until she couldn't run anymore. Until she heard a voice, it was this "Ultraman's" voice. She remembered being enveloped by a white light.
The memories did not stop there. She could remember the sound of a quiet pumping heart, so warm and peaceful. Was it her Heart? She remembered seeing the mutated Dragon, it was fighting someone. It was fighting her. She remembered the dragon about to fire a blast at her friends. "Twilight?" The Pegasi remembered being engulfed in a light. It was a warm light…
Fluttershy's head drooped down back into place, her hair covering her face. Dark circles on the bed sheet began to form, tears began to flow from the Pegasus's eyes. She remembered everything from the day before.
"W-why did you…?" She tried to speak, but the tears were affecting her voice.
"Cause you asked me to." Kizuna answered, letting the little creature cry. "You wanted to protect your friends. Doing that was a sim-"
"No…" The silver man looked down at the Pegasi with a confused look. "That's not what I mean."
"Why did you do it?" Fluttershy's head snapped up, looking at Kizuna in the face. "Why did you do that to him? Why did you have to harm Mr. Dragon!" tears were streaming down her cheeks.
"If I didn't, then your friends…" the ultra was taken back by this sudden reaction.
"But you took it to far…" the thought of her taking the dragon's life was causing her pain.
"If I didn't, then your friends…" he tried to repeat himself, a little louder this time.
"YOU were going to take away someone else's life!" She stomped her hooves on to her mattress, her voice cracking up through her tears. "No matter how you look at it, its wrong. Taking away another's life is even worse…"
"IF I DIDN'T EVERYONE WOULD OF DIED!" the room fell silent, the young mare looked up tears still flooding her eyes.
"Darkness will never disappear in the world." Kizuna said, his tone returning to normal. "If you do not fight it, no one will survive. The light of life will disappear." the words from his studies came to his mind.
"Why…" Fluttershy was having a real hard time taking this all in, her heart and lungs were pumping like her life depended on it. "Then W-why… Why did I have to be the one?" It wasn't fair, There were so many other candidates. "Why did I have to fight?"
"Because I cannot exist too long externally outside." The man in the light answered. "My body can not live in your sun's presence for long, I need your body"
"Why does it have to be me? Anypony else would of been so much better!" She didn't want to force this on anyone else, but it was the truth, and she knew it.
"Because I chose you!"
"Why DID you choose me?"
The room fell silent, the silver face just staring blankly. Fluttershy eyes flashed widely looking into Kizuna's lights.
"Wait," fear began to rise into her voice. "W-Why d-did you choose me?"
The Ultraman didn't answer. He couldn't answer such a question. It was a truth nobody wanted to know.
More memories began to flood back into her mind. It was memories that she had forgotten, the memories of the day she fainted.
She had left her hut with Rainbow Dash to meet the others, only to be separated from her. No, she wasn't separated. She left the rainbow marked pony herself. She remembered helping injured animals, even a bird nest. What she remembered last was a ball of light that was falling. Heading towards her. She could remember the warmth as it slid into her back. Seeing the faces of the chirping birds that she had saved was the last memory she had. It then went into a bright light.
The yellow Pegasus' face was tilted back, her eyes glued to the ceiling above them. The memories were overwhelming her. Just the thought of it was doing such damage to her emotions. She didn't know what or how to feel, she just let the tears drip down her cheeks.
"D-did I…" she couldn't even finish the thought.
Silence fell between them, the sound of tears echoed through the room. All animals stood looking at their caretaker.
"D-did I…" she looked at the silver man in the light. Her eyes were red, her face stained with tears.
"Yes," Kizuna turned his face away from the broken eyes. "You died that day. It was my fault." He could hear the mare moving, it was too much for her.
The young Pegasi was squeezing her face into her covers, trying to suffocate the screams she was letting out. All her animals were standing around her, all with a worried expression on their faces. The filly always had some form of grace to what ever she did, no matter the case. This was not one of those moments.
She began to throw her body all over the pallet, releasing a scream each time she took in air. How could she be dead? She was alive right now. Wasn't she? Her little Angel could only sit on the floor and watch her, he had no idea how to help. She released another scream, one that felt that came from the pit of her stomach.
Its been nearly an hour, Fluttershy's tears continued to flow. She had her head buried in the pillow.
Kizuna didn't know what to do. This was his first time experiencing a situation like this. Did other Ultras go through this? He lifted his hand to touch the little Pegasi. He wanted to wipe away her tears and tell her it was okay. His hand reached to remove the pink hair that covered her face.
His hand fell right through her hair, through her chin. The silver man, no matter how much he wanted to, would not be able to reassure her with his body. His body that was also her body. He just sat there listening to her sniffles.
The yellow Pegasus' body began to curl up into her pillow. Fluttershy had nothing left to give, there wasn't anything to give that she was suppose to still have. She just wanted to lay there, maybe her body will dissolve. Maybe she will dissolve and rest in peace, she could even be used to feed her plants. No pony would miss her. Some pony may miss Fluttershy, but now the pony named Fluttershy was dead.
What about her friends?
"Young Pegasi," Fluttershy ears perked up as her head began to slowly lift to the afternoon light. She was surprised, her head lifted even higher. The alien that was calling himself "Ultraman" was no longer sitting on the ground before her. He was standing straight up, his head nearly touching her ceiling. She watched as the light reflected off his body and glisten in front of her.
"Look at this," Kizuna turned as he started to walk to the rooms little window, the mare's eyes just watching him. "Take a look outside." stop just a bit before the open window.
"What do *sniff* you mean?" Fluttershy began to rub her red eyes, looking at the man.
"When the sun rises, do you know what that means?" He asked in a soft tone. The sound of the yellow Pegasi shuffling to see the man could be heard. "Well do you?"
Fluttershy didn't know what he was talking about, she brought her self closer to the edge of her bed.
"When the sun rises, it means that the night hasn't fully taken over." He said, keeping his gaze out side. "It means the light will always have the chance to overcome the darkness of night." He could hear a hoof from behind touch the ground.
"I don't understand." Fluttershy began to take small steps off her bed as she walked around her animals. Her animals looked relieved.
"It means that chances can always given, even when there are no more chances to give." He reached his hand out to catch the breeze of the wind, all he received was a leaf falling through his arm. "My race was given a second chance, and we overcame that darkness." he turned his head slightly to look at the Pegasi.
"And now, so do you!"
"I'm kind of confused." Fluttershy looked up at the man, he gave a soft chuckle.
"As long as I am in your body, your body and soul are staying connected," His eyes traveled down the road from the little hut. "Soon your body and soul will be one once more," he could see the smile that started spreading across the young creature's face in the corner of his eye. "You will be alive once more."
"Really?" she smiled, perching her front hooves on to the window seal.
"Yes," he looked back down at the yellow Pegasi. "And until then, I ask you. Will you please fight with me." he took on a slightly more serious tone.
"I d-don't think I can!" she said, looking down at a rock in her garden below. "I can't take another life."
"But you lost yours." Kizuna brought up the situation. The butterfly marked pony looked at him with a confused look.
"I…I …" Fluttershy didn't know how to respond to that.
"You should know how terrible it feels to lose your life."
"I d-don't know."
"Take a look out there." The Ultra pointed out to the path towards Ponyville. "Do you see that!" The Pegasus' eyes followed the finger toward the direction it was pointing at. Her face broke into a smile as she saw five figures heading to her little hut.
"My friends," She was happy, her friends were coming to see her.
"Do you want your friends to experience it," Kizuna said in a soft tone, the pink mane pony looked back at the silver man. "Losing the one thing that is known as the greatest gift one could give." he continued. "Trust me, second chances on those are not always given to everyone."
"Will you protect that gift, the gift that was given to you again." he asked the Pegasi.
Fluttershy looked back to the friends that were coming from Ponyville and back to Kizuna, then back to her friends again. "Fine…" she said with her normal tone. "I- I'll do it."
"I thank you, I know you will be…"
"But," She said looking back at the man in the light. "I don't want to take away another's 'Gift.'" he face became serious, this was the only way she would take the silver man's offer.
"I understand." Kizuna looked back outside, his voice returning to its soft tone. "We will see about that. Hopefully it will never come to that."
"Thank you." Fluttershy gave a soft smile through her pink mane. "That is all I ask for."
Silence fell between the two companions as they both enjoyed the light that shined through the window.
"Fluttershy!" The yellow Pegasus' ears perked as she looked back outside. Her friends had now broken into a gallop to her cottage. Fluttershy gave a smile as she saw them, they were her friends. After a second a worried look took over her face as she looked up to the Ultraman.
"Do not worry." Kizuna said, looking out to the ponies that made their way to their friend. "No one other then you can see, hear, nor sense me." he said turning his body, his back to the window. "Well, maybe except these animals." Kizuna's eyes scanned the room; birds, squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks were all staring at the both of them.
Fluttershy couldn't help let out a little giggle at the sight.
"Now go, your friends are waiting." he said holding out his hand to the door. The yellow Pegasi nodded as she walked to the door. She reached for the door knob only to stop before grasping it.
"My name is Fluttershy!" She turned her head back to the silver man.
" 'Fluttershy', I'll be sure to remember that." Kizuna nodded, watching the little Pegasi leave the room. He turned his head back to the ponies that were walking up to the door of the little ground cottage.
"HEY THERE FLUTTERSHY!" The pink pony was the first speak up as she saw their friend opening her door.
"Hey," she looked about the group to see that all five of her friends appeared.
"Well Sugar Cube, yawl sure missed something yesterday." Applejack said, happy to see her friend alright.
"R-really! I-I'm sorry, I was so scared. I started running to get help, but I just ran away instead." Fluttershy apologized. "I'm v-very sorry."
"Do not worry about it darling, I will admit it, it was a very terrifying situation indeed." the white unicorn spoke up. "We do not blame you at all, Fluttershy." Rarity gave a generous smile to her friend.
"But you should have been there Fluttershy!" The blue Pegasi began buzzing around her friend. "Another creature came out of nowhere and started a big fight with the dragon." Rainbow Dash began retelling story, filling her Pegasi friend in on what happened from their point of view.
"Really!" Fluttershy tried to give a great expression. "I-I'm sorry I missed it."
"Of course I could of taken them both on." Dash nodded to herself in agreement.
"What happened to Mr. Dragon?" Fluttershy may have been afraid of them, but she truly cared about all animals. Even those that scared her to death.
"He is doing fine Fluttershy." Twilight answered. "I had spoken with Princess Celestia, she said that she sent a group of Pegasus to take care of the area." The purple unicorn continued. "One of the things they reported was that the dragon was awake and was back to his old self. He doesn't remember anything that happened while he was that monster."
"That's good." The yellow Pegasi let out a small smile. The memory of the agonizing transformation began to replay in her mind. There was no need to remember that, he was alright now. She continued to smile as her eyes traveled upward.
Flying high above, her companion was floating above her. His eyes were watching them, making sure they were to be safe. She couldn't help but to let out a smile as she saw the sunlight that passed through Kizuna's body.
"Fluttershy, are you okay?" the yellow Pegasi lowered her head down as she saw the Pinkie Pie looking at her. Pinkie Pie had her usual Pinkie keen face on.
"Oh, its nothing." Fluttershy let out a little giggle. "I was just thinking it was a beautiful day today." as she said that all ponies looked up to the sky. The yellow Pegasi decided, there was no reason to tell them. There was no need to have them to worry for her. She loved her friends deeply.
"Well, I believe yawl are right." The apple bucker lowered her head to her Pegasi friend. "It is a pretty day."
"Yeah!" Dash agreed.
"Indeed it is very beautiful out."
"Come on girls." Fluttershy said, she walked by friends looking back. The others didn't give any kind of resistance. They followed their friend back down the road to Ponyville.
They were going of to enjoy this day. This new, beautiful day.
The Evergreen forest was a dangerous place, with dangerous creatures. Many of these creatures desired to make meals out of ponies. They hunger for that pony meat.
One creature in particular was looking on the outskirts of the trees, just looking at the small town of tasty morsels. He was hungry, he wanted to eat everyone of those delectable creatures. He would start off with the young ones, licking his teeth after each bite. Move on to the colts next, the thicker meat filling his stomach. The last would be the mares, they would make a nice after dinner treat.
There was only one problem. There was the one problem called the sun. The one that controls the sun would never allow him to taste that pony meat. He was not the strongest creature in the forest, he knew it. he wouldn't stand a chance against Celestia.
The manticore turned it's head around, it was surprised at what it was looking. When he came to this spot there wasn't a single puddle of water around to be found. That wasn't what he was looking at.
Behind him laid a small spring, a spring as clear as the sky above. He could look into it from there, but what he saw was nothing. The Manticore could see bubble coming from wherever they came from. Each bubble giving a dripping sound as it reached the surface. The black like colored surface.
The monster of the forest got curious, it walked over to the spring. He looked into the water, his reflection looking back at him. The bubbles rippling the details of his body.
The spring leapt at him.
Kizuna watched from a safe distance, the 6 mares were hanging out in such a beautiful day as it was. He tried to keep out of his partner's sight, but every now and then the yellow Pegasi would give him a smile. He couldn't help but to bright up around her.
"A couple of lies aren't so bad." he continued his gaze on the mares.
Since many shows like Ultraman don't always give names to the forms they take in the show. The yellow form shall be called "Kizuna Light Form."