Scootaloo's Fall by StarryShadow
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Scootaloo snuck inside the Rainbow Factory, making sure nopony saw her entering. She worked her way deeper into the factory. When Scootaloo reached the Pegasus device room, she stopped. She put her hood up, and walked in the room. Everypony in the room gasped.

 

“Who are you!? How did you get in here?” one worker asked. Scootaloo said nothing. She got her lightsaber out, and prepared to fight.

 

“Prepare to die.” Scootaloo said. She killed everypony mercilessly, only stopping when everypony was dead. Their screams echoed in her ears. While they were loud and annoying, they satisfied Scootaloo’s need for revenge, until she got to Rainbow Dash. just then, Rainbow Dash entered the room. As soon as she entered, she stopped, shocked.

 

“What happened here? Who are you?” Rainbow asked.

 

“I am your doom, Rainbow Dash, Betrayer of Loyalty.” Scootaloo let her hood fall down off her head.

 

“Scootaloo!? What are you doing here!? How did you survive!?” Rainbow asked.

 

“After i escaped, a pony found me, and took me to her home. She helped me realize that you deserve what i’m going to give you. She gave me the ability to crush you, and i’m going to do so now!” Scootaloo said. She swung her lightsaber at Rainbow dash, who dodged, but just barely.

 

“What!? Why!? Why do you want to kill me!?” Rainbow asked.

 

“You betrayed me, Rainbow. You tried to kill me, and you killed Aurora! You even said i was worthless! Now, you will pay.” Scootaloo said. She swung again, and again, with Rainbow dodging every time.

 

“Everything i said was in the heat of the moment, Scoots! I wanted to tell you that you would live, really i did! Why can’t you just forgive me?” Rainbow said, still dodging.

 

“In the heat of the moment!? What do you call chasing me!? Is that in the heat of the moment, Rainbow Dash!? Is IT!? IS IT, RAINBOW DASH?!” Scootaloo’s swings became all the more wild and angry, brushing Rainbow’s chest. The saber burned Rainbow, causing her to scream out in pain. The scream was music to Scootaloo’s ears. Rainbow kneeled down, breathing heavily.

 

“I SURRENDER!! PLEASE! I DON’T WANT TO DIE! PLEASE!” Rainbow pleaded. Scootaloo stopped, putting her saber to Rainbow’s neck.

 

“Why should i let you live? You’ve killed hundreds of fillies mercilessly for years. You killed Aurora, you might have killed my friends, and you’ve laughed every time. I should get rid of you right now.” Scootaloo said.

 

“Please, Scootaloo, don’t… what will happen to your conscience? Your deeds will come back to get you. Please, Scootaloo, don’t do this. I don’t want to die, but i don’t want to lose you.” Rainbow said.

 

“I’ve already killed over 50 ponies. I don’t care what my conscience will tell me.” Scootaloo said.

 

“Fine. If you want to down that path, fine. Get it over with.” Rainbow said.

 

“Gladly.” with that, Scootaloo swung her saber through Rainbow Dash. her final scream echoed throughout the blood covered factory. Scootaloo walked out of the factory, preparing to return to Midnight’s castle. Then, just she prepared to leave, she realized her deeds. Her eyes shrunk to pinpricks, her teeth clenched.

 

“RAINBOW DASH!!” Scootaloo kneeled on the ground for support.  She breathed heavily. Despite her pain at having done what she did, she got up. The police would be here in the morning. She left, heading to the old castle in the Everfree Forest. That day, the remainder of who Scootaloo used to be had died.

 


 

Scootaloo collapsed on the floor of the ancient castle. She would go back to Midnight tomorrow.

 


 

Scootaloo stopped when she reached Midnight’s castle. She knocked on the door. A servant came to the door.

 

“Ah, Scootaloo. Midnight has been waiting for your return. Come with me.” the servant said. Scootaloo followed the servant to Midnight’s personal quarters. Scootaloo knocked on the door, and waited.

 

“Come in!” Midnight singsonged. Scootaloo walked in the door, dismissing the servant who had led her here. Midnight looked up.

 

“Scootaloo. Welcome back. How was your trip?” Midnight asked.

 

“I killed everypony, even Rainbow Dash.” Scootaloo said.

 

“I know. And i heard your scream of pain from here. I can tell you that what you did was right, both because you stopped years of terror, and because you avenged Aurora.” Midnight said.

 

“Thank you. If you’ll allow it, i shall take my leave now.” Scootaloo said.

 

“Of course. Go rest. You deserve it after that journey.” Midnight said. Scootaloo nodded and left. She headed to her room to meditate.

 


 

Applebloom sat her room, looking out the window. She wondered where Scootaloo had gone to. She and Sweetie Belle had escaped Cloudsdale together, but Scootaloo hadn’t. Scootaloo could be dead for all Applebloom knew. It had been 7 years, after all. But still, she felt something. It felt like Scootaloo, but it was so very distant… it couldn’t be. And it felt dark… almost evil.

 

But Applebloom still had a glimmer of hope that whatever she was feeling… it belonged to Scootaloo. And Scootaloo would be the pony it led her to.

 

Then, Applebloom decided something. She was going to find Scootaloo, wherever she was. She would search everywhere; the forest, the ocean, even the frozen north if she had to. She was old enough to, anyways. But she wouldn’t do it without Sweetie Belle. Applebloom stood up, got her sister’s hat from her bedpost and put it on, and left to go see Sweetie Belle.

 


 

Sweetie Belle sat in Rarity’s old work room, looking at Rarity’s many dresses. She heard a knock on the door. She went down to the door, and opened it. It was Applebloom. Applebloom had a determined expression on her face.

 

“Hey, Applebloom! What do you need?” Sweetie Belle asked.

 

“Ah need tah tell y‘all somethin’.” Applebloom said. Sweetie Belle motioned for Applebloom to come in.

 

“What?” Sweetie Belle asked.

 

“Ah’m goin’ tah find Scootaloo. Ah want y’all tah come with me, but ya don’t have tah if ya don’t want to.” Applebloom said.

 

“Applebloom, are you sure? I mean, she’s been gone for 7 years. She could be dead by now.” Sweetie Belle said.

 

“Ah know, Sweetie Belle. I just… ah feel somethin’... like she’s still out there, somewhere. Ah feel it whenever i’m alone. It feels like she’s still out there, alive. If ah follow it, ah think it’ll lead me to her.” Applebloom said.

 

“Wow, Applebloom. You’re… you’re really sure, huh? Then i’ll help the best i can. We both should look for her. Let’s get packed and go tomorrow. If Scootaloo really is out there, and you feel her, then let’s go.” Sweetie Belle said.

 

“Thanks, Sweetie Belle. Ah’ll go pack mah things, and tell Applejack ah’m leavin’ tomorrow.” Applebloom said.

 

“I’ll do the same, except with Rarity.” Sweetie Belle said.

 

“Let’s find Scootaloo and bring her back.” Applebloom said.

 

“Yeah. things haven’t the same without her.” Sweetie Belle said. She escorted Applebloom out, and went to pack her things and tell Rarity what she was doing.

 


 

Two months passed. As Applebloom journeyed to find Scootaloo, the farther east she went, the stronger the feeling inside her got. And the darker it got. Sweetie Belle was there to help her on her journey, and soon they had reached the ocean. Applebloom felt the feeling pointing her across the ocean. So she crossed it, with Sweetie Belle at her side. The unicorn comforted her whenever needed, and helped keep her strength up with her magic.

 

As Applebloom journeyed, her hope of Scootaloo being alive grew. This feeling was, without a doubt, Scootaloo. She knew she’d find Scootaloo, now. She just knew it. It was wonderful, knowing she’d find Scootaloo. It was just wonderful.

 


 

Scootaloo sat in her bedroom, meditating. She let her dark powers flow through her, empowering her all the while. She let her anger fuel her, making her eyes glow ever brighter with Yellow.

 

Then, as she meditated, she felt something. It was a presence. A presence of somepony she hadn’t seen in years. Applebloom. And she was getting closer. She knew the earth pony was searching for her, trying to bring her back home. But Ponyville no longer meant anything to her. Midnight’s castle was her home now. Applebloom didn’t even mean anything to her anymore. She was just a pony, who was coming to Midnight’s castle, she reasoned. Applebloom wasn’t important to her.

 

Just then, somepony knocked on her door.

 

“Come in.” Scootaloo said. Midnight entered.

 

“Oh, Midnight. Come in. what did you need?” Scootaloo said.

 

“You felt Applebloom.” Midnight said.

 

“Yes. she’s not important to me. After these years away from her, i don’t even care about her.” Scootaloo said.

 

“Good. i feel something in her though, that i haven’t felt in a long time…” Midnight trailed off.

 

“What?” Scootaloo asked.

 

“The light side. The power of the Jedi. i feel her strength in the force, as i did with you. She may try to turn you to the light side, if she comes here searching. Be careful. Never fall into her trap. Isolate yourself from both her, and Sweetie Belle. And stay that way.” Midnight said.

 

“Yes, my master.” Scootaloo said.

 

“Good.” Midnight said, and left. Scootaloo prepared for her meeting with Applebloom.


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