Well, my laptop still isn't fixed, and I hope that you all know that it pains me to not upload the story, especially with this long of a delay. I'm trying my best to have time to type, but it isn't really coming to me. I hope that you all enjoy this chapter.
Chapter 5: Eternal Darkness
"Alright I'll be right there." Twilight told her friends awaiting her. I have to look in the mirror again; just to make sure what I saw was right. Twilight walked over to the mirror and opened her eyes. She saw that her eyes were both different now. Her left eye contained the symbol of Geass, and her right one held the Mangekyo Sharingan. The only difference between her new Sharingan and Sasuke's was that the shape in hers was the center sparkle in her cutie mark. She closed her eyes and reopened them, and she noticed that they reverted back to normal. The only problem I'll have is knowing the power given to me with these eyes. She walked over to the door and did her best to not sure her smile brought upon by her new evil. When she opened the door, they all saw that her facial expression was sad.
"Twilight, how are ya' feelin' girl?" Applejack asked her.
"Not really well. I'm still a bit sad about this all. I really wanted to be with him forever. This is all my stupid mistake." Twilight told them.
"Well we're here to help you get through all of your problems." Fluttershy responded.
"Girls, you didn't need to do that. Actually, I could really use the help now to be honest. How's Lelouch doing anyways?"
"He's really depressed about this. He's feeling exactly the way you are. He was the one who told us to come over here." Rainbow Dash's mouth was immediately covered with a hoof.
"Way to make it sound like we came here by force." She scolded her.
"Don't worry, I know that you girls would have came here even if you weren't forced to." She let out a smile. "Please, come in." They all walked in, and Twilight spotted a mirror nearby and activated her new eyes. I still don't know how these eyes work. Could they work just like Lelouch and Sasuke's? Is it even possible that I could use jutsus? Either way, I wouldn't know how to use such a foreign technique like that, but who knows? She closed the door, and the mares all got comfortable in the room.
"Twilight, I hope you aren't mad at me the most." Rarity told her, a bit concerned that she could be the pony stopping this fixation of their bond.
"I guess I'm a little mad. I wish Lelouch could treat me like he treats you." She responded her, crestfallen.
"I'm just wondering: are you sure that you really wanted to go through with having a foal?" Serah asked her, and Twilight nodded.
"I was. I really wanted to be with him forever. He seemed to be the one. I know he didn't want a foal, but…I thought that the fact with him being able to be with me forever would've changed his mind." A tear streamed down her cheek. "But I only ended up pushing him away from me."
"Great, now I feel like Lelouch is the bad guy in all of this! If he could just calm down with being a parent then everything would be fine, and we'd all be happy." Rainbow Dash exclaimed in a mixture of anger and confusion.
"Don't feel like that about him Rainbow. It was my assumption that was wrong." Seeing her in denial brought them all to a single conclusion.
"Why don't we stay here with you for a while Twilight?" Applejack offered, and the others nodded.
"That would be nice. Are you sure nopony will mind?"
"No, the question here is that will the princesses mind?" Rainbow Dash joked, and they all looked at Twilight, who was smiling.
Up in the sky in Rainbow Dash's house, Lelouch laid down on his bed, staring at the ceiling above him. I know that I shouldn't be blaming myself on all of this, but it all seems like it's my fault. Nothing feels the same now. Twilight hates me, and now our group is as incomplete as it'll ever be. It's not like the others who can go back to different worlds and everything could still be the same. Maybe I should just do that. Maybe I should find a way out of Equestria. Lelouch placed a hoof on his forehead in irritation. This is really annoying me. Maybe I need to do something to get this all off of my mind. Lelouch got off of the bed and walked over to the nearby table and picked up his headphones and sunglasses. He put them both on and walked out of his room and then outside of the house. He opened his wings and descended back into Ponyville where he would work at Vinyl's shop for the time being. He walked towards the doors and they slid open. He saw Vinyl running the cash register and walked over to him with a smile on her face.
"Hey Lelouch! What's up?"
"Nothing much. I just came here to work today. You don't mind, right?"
"Of course not! Now if you could only get Twilight and the others to come here too." Hearing Twilight's name sent a pang of guilt through Lelouch and he just stood there. "Lelouch, you alright?" Lelouch shook his head to get the thoughts out.
"Ye-yeah, I'm fine. What do you need me to do?"
"The usual." Lelouch gave her a nod and he made his way over to the cash register and right when he was getting set up, Vinyl called him over to the back room of the store. "I actually forgot that I need to restock. Could ya' do that instead?" He gave her a nod, and she returned a smile. As he was about to exit the room, Vinyl called him back again.
"Is something wrong?"
"Well, a bit. I was just wondering about the heat that recently happened. Did…we do anything together? Y'know, you and I?"
"No. I do know that you and Octavia did stuff with Sasuke. I have told you about him before, right?" She nodded.
"Alright, that's all I was wondering. Now let's get to work!" Lelouch pushed one of the boxes over to a nearby shelf and began to unpack what was inside of it. There was a plethora of C.D.'s inside, along with new music gear. As Lelouch was unpacking everything, he accidentally tripped and almost dropped everything that was still on the shelf. He saw ponies around the store give him looks of curiosity, but he just ignored them. He resumed what he was doing and as he was placing one of the C.D.'s on the shelf, he moved the shelf, and everything fell on him this time. Vinyl heard the crash and ran over to him.
"Is he alright?" Roseluck asked from the crowd of ponies.
"Yeah, I'm sure he's fine." Vinyl assured her. She moved all of the C.D.'s out of the way and Lelouch looked at her. "Lelouch, you good? You've done this before and you've never messed up as bad as you just did."
"I'm sorry Vinyl Scratch. I didn't break anything, did I?"
"That doesn't matter now. All that matters is that you're fine." She placed a hoof out to help him up and once he was up, she motioned him over to the back room. When they were inside, Vinyl closed the door, and Lelouch looked at her, worried. "Don't worry, I promise I'm not mad. I just want to know what's up. You seem out of the flow."
"Sorry about that. I came to work to take something out of my mind, but it just keeps coming back." He told her.
"Well, what's wrong?"
"I was at Twilight's coronation, and she told us all that she was pregnant with my foal. I lashed out at her and we got into a fight, and now…everything's just…not the same anymore."
"I see. Lelouch, why don't you just end your shift today. I mean, I don't mind at all. Just try to apologize to her."
"I would, but I already have the other girls over there already. She was mad at all of us, not only me."
"Oh…" Vinyl took her sunglasses off, and for the first time, Lelouch saw her eyes. He felt himself blush at the sight of his own boss looking cute to him, but he knew that this was no time to show any sort of love at all, not with the condition his heart was in. "Well, just make sure you work everything out, okay?" She smiled, and Lelouch nodded. He thanked her before he walked out of the store. As he walked out, Noel and Sasuke saw him nearby and walked over to him.
"So, how're you feeling?" Noel asked.
"Still a bit sad about all of this. I wouldn't be surprised if this all doesn't get fixed."
"Just try to think positive." Sasuke advised him
"Yeah. I know I'll sound a bit like Sora now, but why don't we all try and have a good time around Ponyville for the time being?" Noel suggested.
"I guess that would help, but the only good time is with the others. I'm not saying that there's a problem with you two." Lelouch told them.
"Just give it up Noel. It's already getting late, so we should just go sleep and wait for tomorrow." Sasuke told them.
"I guess that could work. I guess I'll see you both tomorrow." Noel left the group, leaving Lelouch and Sasuke.
"Well I should get going. Just keep you head up, alright?" Sasuke turned around and walked over to the Everfree Forest. Lelouch walked over to the train station so that he could get a clear view of Canterlot. I hope that you girls are safe, especially you Twilight. With that final thought, he took to the skies and flew back to Rainbow's house.
"Yay! Sleepover in a castle!" Pinkie Pie exclaimed, frantically bouncing around Twilight's temporary bedroom.
"I'm guessing that we have the same rooms as before, correct?" Rarity asked, and Twilight gave her a nod. "But what about Serah? Now we have seven ponies with us."
"She can share a room with me. I'm sure she won't mind, won't you girl?" Applejack turned and looked at her.
"Not at all." She replied with a smile.
"Alright then, we should all be settled now." Rainbow Dash let out a yawn. "I'm sure I'm not the only tired one now, so I'll be hitting the hay. Night everypony." Rainbow Dash left the room, and the others followed her, each one saying goodnight to Twilight. When Twilight heard the door finally close, she laid down on her bed. She looked at the mirror again and activated her new eyes again. This time, both of her eyes contained her own Mangekyo Sharingan, making her wonder what happened to her eye that embedded her new power of Geass. Strange. Is it a random sequence?
No it isn't. You can control which ones you want at any given time. Twilight heard the same voice in her head. Twilight closed her eyes, and when she opened them, she was in the same dimension as she was before when she wanted to speak with the mysterious voice.
"Who are you? Do you have a name?"
There is no name for what I am. I'm simply the darkness inside of your heart. Twilight saw a figure in front of her and she watched as it picked it's head up.
"Wait, you look… just like me. But you said that you had no true form." Twilight said in confusion.
"I did say that, but the darkness in your heart is as strong as ever, shaping me to look just like you." She noticed that her voice even sounded like her, but with an evil echo in it.
"Alright, so about the Geass and Sharingan, how could you give them to me?" She asked.
"Simple. Your darkness inside of you, me, chose the powers that would help you the most. And to answer your next question, you can choose which yes you want at anytime. Just think about it and then it'll happen." The Darkness responded.
"Do they just work the same way as Lelouch and Sasuke's?" Twilight questioned.
"The Sharingan does. You are able to use Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu just like Sasuke can, along with the many jutsus that he, and other ninjas from his world can use. Your Geass on the other hand is almost like Lelouch's. You have the power of absolute obedience, and that's given by your Geass' real power. Your Geass has the power to take away the good from anypony and leave their heart filled with darkness."
"I see. Now all I need to do is execute my plan tonight and get my complete revenge and cleanse this world."
Twilight opened her eyes and saw that darkness fully took over the skies of Equestria. Have I been talking with the darkness inside of me for that long? Twilight wondered. Knowing that now wasn't the time for thinking about that, she slowly walked out of her room and headed for one of her friends' rooms. She slowly opened the door and as she did, she changed her eyes so that both were encompassed with Geass. She saw Rarity sleeping in her bed and stared down at her. You were one of the main problems for me, now you'll be a problem for Lelouch. She shook Rarity and she slowly opened her eyes.
"Excuse me, but I am trying to…Lelouch? What're you doing here?" She looked closer and noticed that the pony in front of her wasn't Lelouch. "Tw-Twilight, your eyes? What's…going…on?" Before Rarity could say anything else, she already stared into Twilight's eyes and fainted. In a few seconds, Rarity already got back up and looked at Twilight. Rarity's eyes were now outlined in red. "What's next Twilight?"
"I just need to get the other four. We'll leave Serah alive and send her back to Ponyville as a message to the other three." Twilight told her.
"Excellent plan." Twilight walked out of the room and now entered Applejack's room. She saw both Applejack and Serah sleeping in the bed and Twilight walked over to Applejack. She shook her, and when Applejack opened her eyes and looked into Twilight's her fate was sealed. Applejack got out of bed and stood right beside Rarity and Twilight.
"Serah, wake up." Twilight commanded. Serah woke up from her sleep and rubbed her eyes.
"Oh, is something wrong Twilight?"
"Yes, your presence here is what's wrong." She told her.
"I don't get what you're saying."
"Get out of here and go to Ponyville where you'll be safe. This world of deceit will be cleansed starting with my takeover of Canterlot." Right when Twilight said that, Serah looked at her in fear. Twilight changed her eyes to both the Mangekyo Sharingan and Geass.
"Twilight, what's gotten into you?!" Serah spat.
"Revenge." She lifted a hoof up and covered it in electrical chakra. "Now get out of here." Serah let out a gulp of shock. I don't know what to do. I can't just run away. I need to get the others, it's the only way! Serah ran out of the room, and the three followed her. She ran towards one of the doors to warn anypony she could, but Twilight stopped her with magic. She dragged her over to where she was standing and both of her eyes now contained the Mangekyo Sharingan. "You know what Sasuke can do with these eyes. I'll give you one last chance to leave right now, or I'll end your life right here." She charged one of her hooves up with a Chidori again, and Serah gulped.
"A-alright. Please, just put me down now."
"Very well." Twilight put her now and motioned her towards the exit of the castle. "The next time I see you, make sure that you're not alone." Out of fear, Serah began running for her life, which was literally what she was doing. I have to warn the others. I just hope that the train's still active at night. Serah ran towards the train station and saw that all of the booths were closed. I don't even have any money for a ticket either. I guess I'll have to walk all the way to Ponyville now. Serah stepped off of the station and began her night-long journey.
The next morning, Lelouch woke up and he rubbed his eyes and walked out of his room. He made his way to the kitchen and opened the fridge, looking for something to eat. As he rummaged through the fridge, he could hear the faint sound of a pony yelling his name. Curious, he closed the fridge and exited the house to see Serah at the front of the doorstep.
"Serah, what are you doing here? Is everything well with Twilight?" He asked.
"That's why I'm here…" Serah fainted midsentence and Lelouch caught her. This isn't good. What happened to her? He placed Serah on his back and he walked back inside and walked into his room and placed her on his bed. He placed a hoof on her forehead to see if she was sick. She doesn't seem to have a fever. She must be tired? But how could that be? When he removed his hoof from her forehead, Serah's eyes shot open.
"Good, at least you woke up fast. Are you alright?"
"Sorry about that. I just got here from a long walk. I had to walk from Canterlot all the way to here." Lelouch's eyes widened.
"You had to walk all the way back here? What about the others?"
"That's the problem. Twilight…somehow has Geass and the Mangekyo Sharingan." Lelouch's eyes widened again and his mouth was open in disbelief.
"What!?" Lelouch placed his two front hooves on Serah. "How, how does she have them?"
"I'm not sure. But the other five are in danger. I'm still wondering why she allowed me to escape." Serah informed him.
"There has to be some specific reason why, but now's not the time to think about it. We have to get Noel and Sasuke right away!" Serah nodded and walked out of the house with Lelouch and flew down to Ponyville. Why did Sora and Kairi have to leave? Alright, you go get Noel, and I'll—Serah, what's wrong?" He noticed her eyes locked onto the sky and looked up to see the sky embedded in darkness. "What the hell? The sky was crystal clear when I saw you."
"Do you think that…maybe this could all have to do with Twilight?"
"Yes. Now we have to get going. Let's get Noel first." Lelouch opened his wings and flew towards Sweet Apple Acres, and Serah followed him.
When they arrived at the barn, Lelouch walked up to the door and gave it a knock. He heard the door open and saw that Applebloom was the one behind the door.
"Hey Lelouch." She looked over him to see Serah next to him. "What're you doing here Serah? Noel told me that you were at Canterlot. And what's with the sky. I could've sworn that it's morning."
"Listen Applebloom, can you get Noel for us? I can't really explain all of this right now, but we need Noel. Can you do that?" Applebloom nodded and walked back inside to get Noel for them.
"You don't want her worrying about Applejack, don't you?" Serah told him, and he looked back.
"How'd you figure out?"
"Lelouch, I'm a little sister myself and if anything happened to Lightning, I would be devastated about it." The door opened a few minutes later and Noel walked out.
"Serah, what're you doing here? I thought Applebloom was kidding when she said that you were here."
"We'll explain once we get Sasuke. C'mon, we can't waste any time." Serah opened her wings and flew towards the Everfree Forest, leaving Lelouch and Noel behind her. The trip took about five minutes and once they reached the doorstep, Lelouch knocked on the door. Sasuke immediately opened the door and looked at the three.
"Serah, what're you doing here?"
"We'll explain all of it once we get to Ponyville." Lelouch told him. Sasuke couldn't complain, so he followed the group into Ponyville. When they got there, they took a seat near a vacant table and Lelouch, Noel, and Sasuke all turned their attention to Serah.
"So, what's wrong?" Noel asked.
"Last night, Twilight walked into my room. She woke me up and I saw that both Applejack and Rarity were next to her. The worst part about it was that…Twilight seemed to have gained Geass and the Mangekyo Sharingan." Noel and Sasuke both looked at her wide-eyed.
"That's not possible. The Sharingan is only passed down by the Uchiha Clan. How could she have it? Serah, are you absolutely sure that the Sharingan was what you saw in her eyes?" Sasuke questioned, knowing that Twilight having the Sharingan was impossible.
"I'm sure that it was. Her eyes were red and the black marking in her eye was her cutie mark. She also could now use jutsu. She even threatened me with a Chidori." Serah answered, shivers running down her spine from just recalling the life changing events of the past night. "I had to walk all the way back here to tell you three about it. She seems to have some sort of mind control spell that she's using on the others to make them her pawns for some reason." Lelouch let out a gasp.
"Could that be…her Geass?"
"I don't want to say yes, but it probably is."
"We have to get to Canterlot right away. Let's get going" Noel stood up from his seat, and so did the others. As they stood up, Sasuke fell to the ground and the others looked at him.
"You alright?" Lelouch asked. Over Sasuke's body, there was a light gray Pegasus with a newspaper in her mouth. Lelouch know who the mare was, but he still looked at her in confusion. Clumsy Derpy as always. But…why does she look like she's delivering the mail?
"Are…you alright?" Sasuke asked her. She shook her head and looked into Sasuke's eyes. Sasuke was a bit worried at first, thinking that the sudden crash altered her eyes. His worriedness increased when he tried to get up, but couldn't due to her still being on top of him, and the fact that she had him almost pinned to the ground. "Could you get off of—" Sasuke was stopped when Derpy surprisingly moved her face forward, locking into a kiss with Sasuke, causing Serah to giggle, and causing Noel and Lelouch to look at them in shock. Sasuke looked at her in shock as the kiss continued for the next thirty seconds until she moved away, her eyes shining with a new found love. Once Derpy parted away from his mouth, she dropped one of her newspapers on Sasuke and continued her flight, causing Sasuke to turn around and look at her as she walked away. What…the…hell.
"Looks like somepony now has a marefriend." Serah joked.
"That had to be the weirdest thing to ever happen to me." Sasuke told them. He saw the newspaper and looked at it. "Now, what does it say in here?" The other three crowded around the newspaper and looked at the recent articles found around it.
"Oh no…" Serah placed a hoof over her mouth, her eyes glistening with tears. They all looked at her, wondering what was wrong. All Serah did was point a hoof over to the portion that she read and they all locked onto it. Once they read it, they all looked at each other.
"Both Princess Celestia and Princess Luna…are dead?" Sasuke stated.
"This can't be true. Serah, you said that Twilight gained all of this power yesterday, right?" Lelouch asked her, and she nodded. "Then she did this sometime yesterday. How could the newspapers publish this already? There has to be no way that one of the writers saw this and got out alive." Lelouch questioned every aspect of this story and he kept reading. "That's all this is: just a notice that they both died, nothing else is written here." Seeing those words, Lelouch's eyes filled with tears and the small drops slowly fell onto the surface of the paper.
"Has Twilight really changed for good?" Noel wondered.
"She has. The darkness inside of her has consumed every bit of her." Sasuke told him.
"We all know what we have to do. We can't change this world without getting our hooves dirty, so right now, our objective…is…" More tears flowed out of his eyes. "To kill Twilight." The other three looked at him, and they even knew that this would be hard to do, but they all nodded and headed over to the train station to make their way towards Canterlot.
When they got there, in the distance, they could see that Canterlot was now shrouded in darkness. They walked over to the ticket booth and saw that it was closed, and so was every single other booth.
Has her darkness and hatred really gone this far? Sasuke thought.
"I hope that you two have made long journeys, because that seems to be the only way we can make it to Canterlot." Serah told Lelouch and Sasuke.
"Alright, let's go." Lelouch commanded. They stepped down from the station and followed the train tracks towards Canterlot. Twilight...have you really gone this far? You've put all of your friends in danger, and killed both Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. I'm sorry Twilight…but hell is your new resting place.
So, how was it? I hope that you all like how this is going so far. I love the storyline I've thought up for this story. It's just a shame that it's going to be uploaded slower, because this story really probably could have been finished by now. I'll try to repay you all somehow, possibly with a longer chapter next. Again, I'm always taking ideas for side stories, and future Turns, but I don't think I'll be crossing over anything else. Side stories is really what I want to see, but just like with the Turns, I probably won't add any characters. Well, I'll see you all next chapter, like always.~Geasswolf Out.