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A Venomous Queen + A Poisoned Princess - Day 4Day 4
A deadly silence had fallen over the room. Everypony just stared. No-pony moved. Shining Armor was the first to move. He stood next to Zecora and gave Cadence a light shake. She didn't stir.
'No . . . No . . .' Shining Armor murmured under his breath, his eyes filling with tears. Twilight Sparkle and Zig-Zag slowly approached the bed. Queen Chrysalis grinned wickedly.
'This is all my fault!' exclaimed Zecora, putting her head in her hooves and joining Shining Armor, Twilight Sparkle and Zig-Zag who were already crying.
'She's dead!' cried the elated changeling queen, 'She's history!'
'You're going to pay for this!' snarled Luna, gl
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Cadence opened her eyes. It was almost dawn. She thought of Princess Celestia. She'd be back soon and worrying. It had been Cadence's worry and guilt which had caused her to wake so early. She needed to get back. Whatever the goblins said, she was leaving.
She spotted them over by the fire. She silently walked towards them, but then concealed herself. She got a sudden bad feeling from the tones of their voices. As she looked around, she noticed that the winged goblin was hovering. Hadn't he said his wing was damaged?
'So we'll take her back to the base,' the winged goblin was saying, 'so we can collect a few things, and th
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'If only we had been able to locate the changelings' hive, this might never have happened,' came Luna's voice after a few moments of the fact sinking in.
'A few changelings must have snuck in at night through the library window and ripped the page out the book,' Celestia said, 'everypony in Canterlot has been on particular guard for changeling activity. At night would have been the easiest time.' They all nodded and Twilight Sparkle remembered how she had tried to sneak into the Canterlot library at night.
'So how are we going to find this cure, then?' inquired Rarity.
'There must be another copy of this book, surely?' Twilig
A Venomous Queen + A Poisoned Princess - ProloguePrologue
It was about an hour before dawn and the zebra, Zecora, stood by the entrance to her hut in the Everfree Forest, enjoying the pleasant breeze on her face and waiting for her little niece, Zig-Zag, to return. She had gone to look for some potion ingredients for her aunt and had said that she wouldn't go far. Zecora couldn't help but feel a little worried, especially as she had only recently acquired the foul.
She went back inside her hut and readjusted a recently added picture of herself and
Zig-Zag before getting back to work on a potion she was making. She did not notice the strange creatures landing outside her hut. She had jus
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Cadence opened her eyes. It seemed to be rather dark as the area was covered, the main light source coming from what one side of a field might look like with a small wooden gate, but that wasn't the only reason. She soon discovered she was wearing blinkers. Probably to make it harder for me to try to escape, Cadence thought bitterly.
She soon discovered there was also a rope around her muzzle and another around her neck which was tying her to a stake in the ground. She suddenly remembered the colt who had tried to save her. It was miserable unfair, such bad luck. He should have won so easily; so strong and so brave . . .
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It had been such a short time since the new princess, a niece of Princess Celestia's (as that was the easiest term to use), had arrived in Canterlot, however, she had already made a distinct impression. She was described by those at the old ponies' home as 'an angel', perplexed the servants by her frequent offers to help them and assisted earth ponies by carrying their heavy or inconvenient loads by magic, among other things.
Celestia first got wind of her niece's activities when she found out she had begun foalsitting. Celestia had been concerned that Cadence didn't realize that they could easily afford nearly anything, th
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Shining Armor couldn't understand it. Ever since Cadence had returned from, well, wherever she'd been, Shining Armor couldn't shake the feeling that she had been avoiding him. At first, he hadn't been too concerned, thinking she must be busy, or maybe, she was set on tracking down her mother's soul alone. But after a while, with Cadence continuing to avoid him, his anxiety created other, more worrying ideas.
Had she met another, better colt on her travels? Did she like him more, and didn't have the courage to say so? Shining Armor asked Fleur de Lis about Cadence, but she said she hadn't seen her much either. Shining
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When they were sure the changelings were gone, the group gasped for air.
'It was freezing in there!' exclaimed Pinkie Pie.
'Not to mention wet,' Rarity complained, 'look what that water's done to my hair!'
'Would you have preferred the changelings, Rarity?' asked Applejack, 'it was either them or the water.' Zig-Zag let out a shudder.
'Don't worry,' said Twilight Sparkle, 'I learned a spell recently that will dry us off, but we must hurry in case those changelings come back and for Cadence's sake.'
Spike greeted them when they got back to Zecora's hut.
'Did you get everything on the list?' Twilight Sparkle asked him. Sp
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Cadence could hardly see a thing as she moved carefully along. She could only vaguely see her hooves as she placed one in front of the other. At first, the only thing she could hear was her hooves as she walked, but then, she became aware of the sound of a few voices up ahead. She wasn't close enough to work out what they were saying though. As she began to see light, the voices faded away.
She took a deep breath and cautiously looked into the chamber she was in. She must've been heading a lot more downhill than she had thought, either that, or some sort of magic had been performed on the chamber as it was very lar
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Cadence turned her head to see Shining Armor returning with ice creams for them both. He sat down next to her on the grass and smiled. She smiled back. They had wanted to go elsewhere that day but after Celestia had heard about the events of Hearts & Hooves Day, she had wanted Cadence to remain closer to home for a while.
'Are you alright, Cadence?' Shining Armor asked as they were eating their ice creams, noticing that Cadence was a little tensed up.
'I'm just a little worried,' Cadence admitted, 'I haven't seen Lis all day and she was supposed to meet me this morning . . .'
'What was that about Fleur?' came the vo
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'Is she still alive?' Twilight Sparkle asked Celestia hurriedly.
'Yes,' Celestia replied grimly, 'but she's in about double the pain.'
'We'll be back as soon as we can,' Twilight Sparkle promised, 'you can count on us.'
The group hurried to the railway station and boarded the train that was about to leave. Most of the group seemed reasonably relaxed, especially considering the situation, but Twilight Sparkle was having trouble not showing in how much of a panic she was in.
They had no idea how long Cadence had to live. She might be dead within a few hours, a few minutes, a matter of seconds! She might, Twilight Sparkle felt
Coraline II Pins + Needles 9Chapter Nine
It was the only way, she would surely change her form, it would show everyone what she was. And I knew how I should do it. The one thing she seemed not to be able to stand was not being in full control of a situation. It was for this reason she was planning to go after Roseate, she wanted revenge on Mrs. Phils for trying to stand up to her. I knew it was very risk; she'd warned me to not interfere and having her in a terrible rage was far from safe . . . I took the doll out of my bag. I looked down at it. I knew had to do it, for Yalia's sake.
As we all filed into the hall, I became more and more nervous and frightened. This wa
Coraline II Pins + Needles 8Chapter Eight
'Did I mention that I almost got locked in a cupboard for the whole afternoon?'
'Yes, dear,' my mother replied tonelessly.
'Were you listening that time?'
'That's nice.' Obviously she wasn't.
'Dad, are you listening to me?'
'Huh? What? Oh, yes, you were locked in a cupboard . . .'
'Almost locked in a cupboard. There were needles sticking out of it.'
'Are you sure you didn't make that part up?' My father asked with a laugh. I scowled.
'I'm going out tomorrow evening,' I reminded them, 'with Orto,'
'You've told us ten times already.' my mother said, 'We'll see you at the assembly this afternoon, Coraline. We may be a lit
Coraline II Pins + Needles 7Chapter Seven
She took her shades off. I wished she'd kept them on. Even though I knew they were there, the buttons, not being able to see them had made her, at least, less frightening to look at.
'I feel that we need to see, eye-to-eye,' she said surprisingly calmly, tapping one of the buttons. I was tempted to say that I didn't want to but I was likely to be in a large amount of trouble already so I made myself hold my tongue.
'Why don't you sit down, darling?' I didn't want to do anything she suggested but she was obviously covering up her anger, I didn't want to make it even worse.
I sat down and looked at her with a little anxiety.
Coraline II Pins + Needles 6Chapter Six
I walked slowly and quietly along the corridor but at the same time making an effort to not look like I was up to something. I suddenly jumped but then I realized it was actually only the cat. I sighed with relief, I didn't know what I had been expecting but I still felt relieved. He gave a look which suggested that I wasn't putting up the best performance of pretending I wasn't up to anything. I could tell that he knew what I was doing.
I approached the office in silence and with much care. She wasn't in there. She must've been still at lunch but this made me realize that I didn't have much time.
The office itself was quite or
Coraline II Pins + Needles 5Chapter Five
Nothing much had happened on Thursday and Friday. I had been very glad when the weekend had arrived. But now it was over and it was Monday morning. I was sitting at the breakfast table sulking.
'I'm sure you have lots to look forward to,' my mother said from behind her laptop.
'Yeah,' I replied sarcastically, 'like sewing class this afternoon. Yippee.'
'Yes, dear,' she said, not looking up and not paying any attention what so ever. At this moment, my father walked into the room with a newspaper in one hand, a cup of coffee in the other.
'You should consider yourself lucky that you don't go to a Victorian school,' he said che
Coraline II Pins + Needles 4Chapter Four
I thought I was gonna be in trouble for sure. I was not prepared to tell her why I'd hit Tessany and I knew she'd probably just laugh in my face anyway if I did. I was lucky. Wybie had burst in (despite the fact that it said on the door not to enter without knocking, and blurted out that Tessany had been being mean to me. It seemed I had managed to get away with it. But Tessany had kept her word.
When I arrived at school the next day, everyone seemed to know that I thought Miss Dam was the Other Mother; there was a large amount of sniggering goin' on behind my back and Neila seemed to be avoiding me. But other things were on my
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Rope dug into Patrick’s wrists as he struggled to free his hands. His hot, damp breath washed over his face, trapped by the fabric sack secured over his head.
A floorboard creaked. Patrick froze, his back rigid against the chair, and strained his ears. Another creak.
“Hello?” he called.
The sound of swishing fabric.
“Who’s there? Where am I? Why’d you bring me here?” Blurred memories swam through his mind: drinking at the bar; stumbling home; a shadow sweeping out from an alley.
Fingers grasped his chin and jerked his head upward. “Hush.” A woman’s voice.
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