Danny Phantom: Unholy Unions
Chapter I: Uninvited Guests
"Ahhh, Finally," I walk through the portal; after searching countless realms I reached my goal. "Now…," the sound of footsteps alerts me to the arrival of the guards. They burst into the room and order me to halt and surrender. One of them hits me with a energy bolt and locks me in a magical cage, "such cheap tricks," I conjured an ecto-bomb and threw it at my attackers breaking their concentration. Two guards come charging at me but a shield repels them. Their leader attacks me throwing me to the ground; he orders me to give up. "I don't think so," I stretch out my hand an envelope him in a cocoon of ectoplasm. "If you want to live, I advise you to order your forces to stand down."
My prisoner struggles to break free of his slimy prison but it is no use. I offer him one last chance to stand down or else, "Very….well," he strains but something tells me he's up to no good. I place a hand on the slime and send an ectoshock into him. he screams in pain and tries to catch his breath. I ask him if he is going to cooperate, "Have our forces stand down," he orders in between his breaths. The guards back up and allow me to continue my search.
"Fudge cakes! It's not here," I said searching the room and finding nothing teleport away. I arrive at the end of a hall facing a large ornate gold and silver door. I can sense the object of my desire is near and go to open the door but before I can proceed shining blue chains restrain me. A female voice commands me to leave now, "oh please don't harm me! I am a patsy,"after a second the chains vanish but before my attacker can react I knock her out. I phased through the door my prize's power pulses around me. I walk over to a lone shelf and pick up a small box, "Come…," something hits me in the chest slamming my back against the wall.
The doors swing open flooding the room with blinding light, "you may have tricked the guards and my sister but you will go no further," another female voice declares as I shield my eyes with my hand. A pair of shining blue eyes stand out in the light as another energy bolt hits me in the stomach. I cast an ecto- shield over my eyes and dodge further attacks. "Fiend," the voice said as I reached for my box and phase my hand through it.
"Now this is better," I said fastening it to my cape and let the energy flow through me. I charged up an attack silencing my foes "So sorry I can't stay but I have places to go and people to see," I walked out the door and admired the art. However my work was not done, I would need someone to keep an eye out here while I'm away at business one who can easily be molded to my design, "and you are going to help me my gold friend," I teleport out of my current location to search for the perfect pawn.
My heart beat wild as I walked through the deserted streets of my hometown. I have walked down these streets thousands of time but now it fills me with terror. "Hello?" I call out only to hear my own echo. I had got a note from Princess Celestia that she needed my help to keep Canterlot safe but so far I have not seen a single soul. "Are you all right Spike?" I ask feeling the little dragon cling to me for dear life. He nods yes but I can sense his fear, "maybe we can find a place to get something to eat," I spy an open door at nearby house. "Anypony home," I call out as we quietly walk in.
"It looks deserted," Spike says as I walk over to a table, it is deathly cold in here and tell spike wrap my tail around him to keep warm. "Thanks Twilight," he chatters as I hear footsteps approach, "sorry to barge in my name is…," a shadow passes over us gripping our hearts in fear. Something bristles in me and warn whoever is here that I am powerful unicorn. "I…don't think it worked," the dragon said as I went to back up but my legs felt like they weigh a ton. I try to scream but nothing comes out. Unable to move or yell for help I close my eyes waiting for the end to come.
"NOOOOOO!" I awake with a start as I look around and find I am in my room. Spike is sitting on my chest; he asks me if I am all right, "I am, it was just a nightmare," I pull the covers off and go downstairs to get some water. That dream had me shook up and couldn't get out of my head. "It's just a dream, probably ate too many snozberries before bed," I assured myself levitating the glass and sipped the ice cold water. I looked into my library something is pulling me in there maybe the answers I am looking for.
"Would you settle down Danny, you should be happy Vlad's been away for so long," Sam said I looked out the window. That fruit loop had been gone for months without so much as a peep and now he comes back acting like he's some big shot. Something inside tells me that he has something planned I can sense it. "Why don't you go lay down, you haven't slept for nights." She was right I haven't slept for days thanks to a pesky nightmare.
I am chasing Vlad through town until we reach a forest and he vanishes. It feels like I am trapped in a bad horror movie and there is not a speck of light. I continue walking until I see a purple star in the sky and voice asking me for help. "Who is there," I call out but all hear is my echo and the star vanishes and am alone in the darkness. I try to activate my powers but something hits me in the back in the head and everything goes black.
I go upstairs to my room and lay on the bed with my head hid under the pillow. All I can think about is Vlad; why can't that old fruit loop just crawl back under the cheese log he was found hiding in. Why did he decide to torture me and become mayor. My head swarms with questions and so far nothing is helping me relax. Wait a second, if I am having sleep troubles then I should go see an expert on sleep. "I just hope he's not mad at me," I phase down to the lab and enter the ghost portal hoping to find an answer.
"You seem more jittery than a dog with fleas," I tell my friend as I bring out two glasses of fresh apple juice. Twilight looks up at the sky muttering something about the sun not being right, "I am sure it's just your nerves, if something was wrong Princess Celestia would have sent for you," she sighs and says I am right but still keeps an eye on the sun. Now that I look at it the sun does seem to be dimmer but it's probably just haze, Rainbow Dash is no doubt lazing on the job again. I can see Twilight seems worried and ask her if anything is on her mind. She tells me about these strange dreams she having, "Dreams are just dreams sugar cube," placing a hoof on her shoulder to comfort her.
"I guess," she takes a sip of her juice, "I just wish I knew…,"she blinks and rubs her eyes. I ask her what's wrong, She points to the sky and swore she say a tinge of green near the sun. I stare up and sure enough there is a tinge of color, "I saw something similar in my dream," she said getting and heading back to her house. I ask her if she is all right, "I have to go check something out, thanks for your help," she gallops off in hurry.
I walked back inside but I couldn't relax, "Twilight's nervousness is contagious," I keep staring up at the sky like something is drawing me to the sun. I splash of water on my face to clear my head and start washing the dishes. Apple Bloom comes racing into the room, "Whoa there little missy where are you going in a hurry," she tells me that she, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo are going extreme paragliding. She thinks they will get their cutie mark this time. "Okay just be careful, Granny Smith wouldn't be too happy if you came home with a broken leg," I tell her as she races out the door, one thing about us Apples is that we never give up.
"This is outrageous!" a brother shouted watching the images of Vlad go back and forth through the portals. Soon the whole council erupted into chaos but Clockwork remained in the center silent as always. He watched the video unflinchingly as if he was the only one in the room. "You see what must be done Chronos," another voice called out but the master of time stood silent. "Clockwork, do you hear us?" a third voice demands this time the old ghost turned around.
"Yes, in fact I am sure the whole Ghost Zone can hear you," the weight of his task could be seen in his wrinkled countenance. He says Vlad always does this and there is no reason to be alarmed. Another brother stood up and said Vlad was threatening the fabric of creation, "then you should rejoice, the end has finally come," that comment silenced the entire room. "I am glad to see you finally listening to me," I floated onto the temple floor and explained that if Vlad succeeds far worse things will happen, "very well," Chronos said looking at the screen, "but we are going to this on my terms," chaos ensued again but the old ghost remained silent. He was a master at his game and had us trapped in our own logic. If we say no he will go and Vlad will ruin everything but if we say yes we give him free reign over this. I turned to the council and pleaded with them for an answer.
"All in favor of agreeing to Clockworks terms," first there was nothing then one by came the answer ego faciam- I do. The vote unanimous but for tradition's sake called out the next question- omnia opponuntur- all opposed. Silence filled the hall. "it is decided, you have…," Clockwork was already gone with or without our approval.
"Do you understand what needs to be done?" Twilight asks me as Spike adjust the helmet cam on my head. I tell that I do and want me to take pictures of the sky to make sure everything is okay. "Not just pictures but information, something is not right and I am going to find what it is," geez she take this egghead stuff too seriously. "All systems are go, okay Rainbow," I zoom into the sky while Twilight looks at the monitors. She tells me that everything looks okay and try to go close to the sun.
"You got it," I bolt to the sun only to crash into an invisible wall, "what in Equestria?" I star at the barrier and knock on it only to be met with an electric shock. I shook it off and asked Twilight if she was getting this. "What kind of magic is this?" she tells me that she doesn't know if it even is magic. I back up about to smash through whatever is blocking me but energy shoots from it and knocks me out the sky.
"Rainbow Dash!" Twilight teleports to where I am falling and uses her magic to cushion my fall, "are you okay?" I tell I am just bit dazed, "whatever created seems to imbued with some form of sentience," more egghead stuff she explains that this barrier can sense our thoughts and actions. I ask her what are we going to do now. "We're going to Canterlot, I have tell Princess Celestia about this," she says. All right! Action time. Spike asks if he should get the balloon ready, "no we don't have time," she looks up at the field and tries to teleport but a lightning bolt comes down and strikes her horn. She yelps in pain as it send her crashing into a tree. "Okay so magic isn't going to work, but nothing will keep up away," she said as Spike goes to ready the balloon.