Author's note: No lie, your going to kill me the second you end this chapter, either that or you may hate me...but you'll understand why it was done...you'll understand...hopefully.
Spike slowly stood up from the ground and growled as he dug another claw full of dirt out then threw it over his right shoulder, his forehead was soaked with sweat and he was panting, more then annoyed that he had to bury such a dear friend for the second time in a day, and the sun was only eight hours away from going below the horizon.
Or at least it would be if not for the fact that the sun was completely consumed by heavy, gray clouds and a dark sense of fear which blanketed the entire land, he could feel it in his bones as he shivered, despise being a dragon he was still cold blooded.
Peewee swore as he dragged the body of Derpy Hooves closer to the large hole made just for her.
The brave noble mare who risked her life just to give Spike twin blades to defeat...what? Just what were the blades needed to be used for? He was a damn dragon for Celestria sake!
He could breathe green fire, and slash at his enemies with his claws or whip at them with his tail. What the BUCK would two long in width but short in length swords do for him?
Rolling his eyes but remembering why he was digging in the first place, Spike jumped from the hole, which was six feet in height and seven in width and gently took the body from his friend to drop it with a thud, making both creatures wince, not wanting to treat their friends body in such a cruel way.
So the two set forth to make sure it was correctly positioned anyway they can and after an hour of being gentle and paying their respect, Spike and Peewee looked at the gray furred, golden eyes mare Pegasus with long blond flowing hair and tail and releasing a loud sigh, set to work covering the body so it could do its job helping the land re-grow...at another point in time.
Spike himself did not understand why those around him had to always die, not knowing why it was that he felt as if a cold, evil creature was laughing at his failures, as if he deserved them...as if it was his fault.
With a shaky deep breathe, Spike slowly stood up from sitting on his rear allowing his tail to waved behind him slowly and looked towards the Everfree forest, knowing that where it was they were heading they had a much more better chance of getting there going through the trees then in the streets where they could be watched by every step, or in Peewee's case flap of wings.
They knew that it was not a perfect plan, but it was a plan that had none others that fared better.
Peewee stretched his wings before flapping them three times and lifting into the air, Spike merely growled at his friend, envious that he could fly while Spike could not, but kept his tongue to himself.
With a grunt, Spike shifted his blades that were on his back and followed his friend, chuckling as Peewee was blown over to the right by a strong wind current.
Hearing the phoenix loudly swear, Spike rolled his eyes before looking at the buildings of the former town, which were either barley intact, destroyed to ashes or completely gone, no building was left unharmed as the two creatures saw familiar shops from the market or homes of his friends that he knew.
His eyes then drifted over to a building that was as a second or maybe in the case of being in Canterlot being coming to Ponyville, third home...the Carousel Boutique, home of Rarity and of course Sweetie Belle, Spike thought with a sigh as he looked at the charred remains of the burnt down, once very beautiful and divine shop and former home.
Spike shook his head about how depressing the shop looked, mainly because it was burnt down, and shaky deep breathe.
He felt tears slide down his face once more, because the mare who once lived there was like an older sister to him, sometimes even a mother and was now gone from his life, along with his former marefriend.
He did not know where they were, but he knew he needed to find them as well as Dinky Doo, the daughter of Derpy as he had promised her he or rather they would.
Spike the dragon was about to carry further on when he heard a weak meow from the entrance of the shop. Without pause he ran into the building and admist a rubble of debris, spotted a white furred female cat with lime green eyes and a light shade of gray among the end of her tail, the purple bow that she once had in hair on top of her head was gone.
Her fur was torn, dirty and her eyes were wild, darting from side to side in panic, her claws out in fear of the monsters she had fought over the years, Spike also noticed that her fur was stained with blood. The purple collar with the a large diamond and four small diamonds were gone as well.
She hissed in rage at seeing Spike but calmed down once she saw Peewee's face, seeming to have remembered him from a different time before her eyes and emotions shifted back to Spike.
"Leave me be, reptile, have you already not taken enough from me, you ruffian. Peewee, flee...this monster will only tear you apart as the rest of his kind has before him!" she hissed before swiping a claw at his left leg causing him to take a step back.
"Opal, calm down. This is Spike, you remember Spike Sparkle from your younger years? He's a friend." Peewee sighed as the cat paused and looked deep into the eyes of her 'enemy' before she frown and sat, licking her left front paw and running it over her face before she spoke.
"Ah...yes, the baby dragon if I do recall...or rather, teenage one, it is strange to see one such as, wait...did you just call me old, phoenix?" Opalescence screeched as Peewee burst out laughing and flap his wings to avoid the felines pounce she aimed at him before coming to the ground and snarled as she puffed.
Spike would have been amused by their antics if not for the fact that a certain word caught his eyes, or rather...replayed back into his brain.
"Wait...teenager? I'm twenty one years old...from the looks of it, aren't I?" he asked confused making the two creatures snicker.
"No, dumb ass...alright, yeah, your twenty one by the age limit of ponies and even a few other creatures but according to dragons you barely reached the age of thirteen...your still a cute, little baby bitch, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha." Peewee laughed so hard he fell off the perched he was resting on as Spike had a sudden urge to light a certain bird on fire before he remembered that Peewee was made of almost pure fire and face clawed himself.
With a roll of her eyes, Opalescence stood and started to walk towards the entrance door to move away from her former home.
"Hey, where you going Opal? We still not done laughing our asses off here, are we?" Peewee shouted making said cat ignore him and allowing Spike to shrug at his 'brother' before he followed her, forcing Peewee to sigh loudly.
"So much for a little bit of humor." he whispered before flapping his wings and flying out the door, noticing that both creatures were going towards the Everfree forest, as Peewee had his beak open in surprise that Opalescence would even think of going to such a place.
The trio went deep into the forest, being weary of enemies or even survivors that had managed to get away from the dark forces that haunted their former town, with a deep breathe Spike looked around, unamused by the scenery before his eyes caught sight of a white blur.
Without a word, he chased after it and got on all four to force a burst of speed from the momentum as he rushed towards the shape that was now a foot away, with his left claw out he used his rear legs to move faster in a large, pounce before he grabbed the creature in his claw and turned it over as he was surprised to come face to face with Angel bunny, the pet of Fluttershy.
Angel's eyes were widen in fear before they turned to shock then rage as he sneered and spat in the dragon's face, forcing him to to recoil in disgust then anger making him bare his fangs at the rabbit who chuckled.
"So, the reptile has finally grown some balls at least, or am I mistaken for the fact that dragon boy is still in charge of your body instead of the ugly ass reptile in front of me?" he spoke as Spike's eyes narrowed and he ignored the rodent's tone before he countered back with a snap of his fangs an inch near Angel's nose forcing his face to shrink back in fear, for once his smart ass words lost.
What are you doing here, Angel? Where's Fluttershy and the rest of the Mane Six? What the buck happened?" Spike asked as the rabbit opened his mouth to reply but before he could speak, his body was torn violently from the dragon's claw and he was lifted into the air by a red and orange phoenix, right before said creature slammed him hard, back first into a near by tree, his wings flapping to keep them afloat.
His eyes were narrowed and his beak with an inch from stabbing deep into one of the rabbit's eyes as Angel smiled weakly and lifted his front paws to show he was unarmed.
"Hey, buddy...long time, no see there-"
"Shut your bucking mouth your worthless sack of shit!" Peewee screamed into Angel's face as the rabbit merely chuckled.
"You still have not forgiven me, have you, Feathers? Though you would at least-" he words were cut off as Peewee tighten his talons around Angel's throat making him gasp for lack of air, Peewee intent on ending his life it seemed.
"Peewee, enough!" a voice shouted as Spike, who was not the one to issue the command looked to the right of him and saw a brown furred with white chest and half her tail female canine who also had a brown Stetson hat on her head, her face set in a frown.
She padded towards the two creatures on the tree and growled, her fangs bared in outrage before she took a deep breathe and allowed her frown to be replaced on her face.
"Winona? Applejack's dog? Is that really you?" Spike asked with a hint of surprise as the canine ignored him and barked forcing Peewee's wings to lock up in fear and drop both of them to the ground, his talons still firmly wrapped around Angel's neck.
"Let him go, Peewee...NOW! We both know that it happened years ago, maybe it's time-"
"He should NEVER be forgiven, Winona, he does not bucking deserve forgiveness, he deserves to die for his selfish, twisted, evil crime...he raped her, Win...he violated her in ways that if she was not the animal she was, she would have killed him herself, so I'll save her the trouble and do the damn thing for her!" Peewee shouted back, his talons squeezing even tighter around the rabbit who tried in vain to pull his talons from his body.
"Who the BUCK are we talking about? What animal's life did he ruin for him to be killed?" Spike screamed as Peewee screeched in rage then with a single tear sliding down the left side of his face answered.
"He ruined her because of his horny, filthy desire of lust...he forever shattered Fluttershy's life...she will never recover from what he had done to her."