Princess Twilight Sparkle and all her friends were marveling at their finished work in the formal castle of the sisters. They had been reconstructing the ruins for over a year now, and the memories of the construction was very memorable. From phantoms, comic-book world transfers, and so much more.
Pinkie Pie’s eyes were wide and bright with excitement at the sight of the restored throne room. The two old tapestries of the royal sisters were shimmering in the light. Rarity was very pleased with her work. Ever since she took the tapestries down for repair, she decided to try to create the second version of her spatially made fabric. The night and day seemed like a fantasy world window to those who look upon the tapestries. The roof and stones were reconstructed thanks to the works of the Apple Family’s fallen trees from Sweet Apple Acres; even the Pie Family’s rock farm provided the stones to place in the ruins. Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash also provided a wind hard enough to blow out the dust.
Every pony had definitely played her part.
“Oh wowie!” Pinkie Pie exclaimed. "I can’t believe that the castle looks as amazing as a quadropal sunday with lots of cherries on top!”
Twilight’s violet eyes gleamed with pride and contentment. She gave a sigh and replied, “I have to agree with you Pinkie, the castle looks more presentable now after a thousand years of abandonment.”
“Presentably awesome if you know what I’m talking about.” Rainbow Dash commented, as she flies around the thrown room with a thrill of high energy.
“Well partners, I’m pretty sure that the Princesses will be might a pleased with this place.” Said Applejack.
Rarity turned and gave a stylist opinion look upon Applejack, and said, “Of course, with a bit of fixing touches and lots of TLC, this place becomes astoundingly fabulous if I do say so myself.”
“Let’s just not get caught up in a railroad of traps again.” Spike commented after finishing the Power Pony and Posassin’s Creed crossover comic.
Twilight then pulled out a rolled up blueprint that she had just completed the retrace from the original copy, before it was resolved to dust.
“Well least we don’t have to worry about anymore unexpected surprises. But I still don’t understand why the map pointed us here?”
Earlier that morning at Twilight’s Castle, the round table map had signaled the six friends to go to the castle of the two sisters. All throughout the year, the six friends had been all over Equestria spreading the magic of friendship to those in need. What Twilight could not understand why the map sent them to a place that had been abandoned for over a thousand years. She figured that bringing the reconstructed blueprint would partially help the mares in their quest.
Pinkie Pie’s head starts shake and turn, and her eyes rolled all around uncontrollably.
Spike jumped, hiding behind the comic book, using it as a shield. In a panicked tone asked, “Uh Pinkie, please tell me you know that sense?”
Pinkie smiled and said, “Nope. Never felt that one before.”
Everyponie’s eyes were widened with a great sense of uncertainty and fear. Fluttershy’s ears backed down as she backed two steps to be behind Rarity. “Oh my, perhaps we should leave now.” She said quietly. “I mean, if Pinkie’s sense is true then we should go ahead and get the princesses to show them the castle.”
As Rainbow Dash lands on the ground, she suddenly notices a long rope behind a pillar. She trotted over to investigate the mystery item. She had never noticed the rope during the renovation.
“Hey guys, has this always been here?”
Curiosity had come over Rainbow Dash as she pulled the rope down.
The ground had begun to shake.
“Rainbow what did you do!” Applejack yelled over the rumbles.
The six ponies and the young dragon huddled close to one another. A door suddenly opened on the floor and the group was on a smooth stone slide, going through a dark cave with crystals all around the sides. The colors showed an aura green and ice blue. Spike held on to Fluttershy’s tail and stood in a water skiing style. They reached the bottom of the slide with Twilight at the bottom and everyone else on top of her.
Everyone groaned after the impact along with Pinkie’s statement of the event, “Can we do it again?”
As everyone of the ponies got up from the dog pile, Rarity and Twilight used their magic to light up the cave. The crystal cave that was similar to the one in Canterlot, but it was in colors of ice blue and aura green. The air even had a frosty chill in the air.
“Where are we?” Asked Fluttershy in a fragile tone.
“We seemed to be in a glamorous cave full of stunning crystals.” Rarity answered, her eyes widened at the closest crystal near the slide. “I may have to make a winter fabric based on this look.”
Twilight was looking over the blueprint. “I don’t remember this secret cave at all. What do you think this is used for?”
“Maybe we should explore this place.” Spike suggested. “And later we could snack of these delicious looking crystals.” Spike’s mouth was all but drooling at the thought of it.
“Spike dose have a point.” Stated AppleJack “We should probably find a way back up top.”
“Maude would love this slide rock.” Pinkie Pie commented randomly regarding the smooth stone. She tried to fun up the slide, only to be sliding back to the bottom.
Twilight turned her gaze away from the cave and looked at her band of six. ”Alright every pony, let’s go then; but we need to stay close. Who knows what we might find.”
So the group went farther down the cave, and as they went further in, the door on top closed shut. As they went deeper into the cave, they noticed that more shards of ice were on the crystals. Pinkie Pie examined a pillar with curiosity, laughing at the different shapes the reflections made.
Rainbow Dash flew ahead of the group by six yards, when suddenly she hit something cold and hard. “Hey! What’s the big, woah!”
The group stopped in their tracks to look at the source of the wreck. There standing in the middle of an open clearing is an ice sculpture of an alicorn stallion. The sculpture was fixed into an stance pose, as if he was ready for a spell to launch in battle, his wings streached out, one leg was halfway bent up.
“Goodness!” Rarity exclaimed. “What a masterpiece! Why would any pony leave such art down here?”
“It would be sweet in Mr. and Mrs. Cake’s summer ice sculpture competition coming up.” Pinkie said.
The group looked at the statue in different angles, the light of Rarity and Twilight’s magic made the sculpture shine and glitter. He appeared to be much taller then Twilight. There were some light shapes of white snowflakes upon the sculpture. What was also different about it, that t wasn’t see through. The color was of a glacier blue.
“Do you recon he was a prince or something?” Applejack asked as she looked at his wings.
“I’m not really sure Applejack.” Twilight replied as she walked from the back towards the front. “There isn't any prince I knew of in The History of Equestrian Royalty.”
“Maybe if you look at his face, perhaps it be recognizable from a royal portrait or something.”
Twilight took Applejack’s advice and went in front of the sculpture. She looked up and down. To the left and right. She decided to look closer, and as her horn touched the sculptures horn, a spark suddenly appeared from hers and the sculptures. Twilight gasped as the sculptures eyes started to glow. Twilight jumped back and the group huddled behind Twilight; a huge crack came across the chest of the sculpture, then it's wings, and all over the body.
“Twilight what did you do?!” Spike cried out.
“I don’t know!” Twilight replied with panic.
The ice from the wings broke apart to revile a set of ice blue wings with white tips at the end.
The wings flapped a few times up and down. An aurora of northern light blue-green glowed around the horn. Then with a burst of magic, all the ice was flying everywhere. Some of the ice shards were flying toward the group, and with a quick reflex Twilight shielded everyone with her magic. The shards shattered at the contact of the shield.
Everyone looked up to see that in place of the sculpture was an actual alicorn stallion. His eyes were still glowing white, his eyes shut and he had fainted to the ground.
Everyone’s eyes were wide with fear, and curiosity. Everypony started to walk towards the stallion. The stallion had a minty blue coat with a messy mane and tail of a medium shade of blue and white. The only trace of white on the mane was a dash of hair covering his eye. He had white hooves, along with a cutie mark of a simple snowflake on his flank.
Spike stepped closer to the stallion and asked, “Is he…”
“I don’t think so.” Fluttershy stated. “I can see him breathing. i hope he’s okay.”
“Who is he?” Rainbow Dash asked.
“A FROZEN PONY!” Pinkie Pie shouted. “This maybe one of the greatest things that has ever been discovered!”
“How is it possible that a stallion could survive being frozen after all these years?”
Twilight stepped closer to observe the stallion’s face. The face suddenly flinched, and he started to groan.
“It looks we have to find out ourselves." Twilight said.
Twilight placed a hoof over the stallion's forehead, it was cold to the touch “He’s cold to the touch!” Twilight said. “We must take him back to Ponyville.”
“And clean him up as well.” Rarity added, her nose wrinkled at the state of the stallion’s mane.
"So how are we suppose to take him to Ponyville?" Rainbow Dash asked.
Twilight gave a quick thought, she then said, "Rarity and I could both use our magic to carry him back."
Rarity and Twilight lifted the stallion off the ground as he floated in the air. Rarity struggled for a while, but then she had gained enough magic to carry the full weight. The group followed through the cave. wondering when it will ever end.
“OH LOOK! The light!” Pinkie Pie cried out. A rim of daylight was shining into the cave. Shards of the light went through the crystal and ice pillars.
The group was relieved from the cold of the cave, giving their eyes time to readjust to the daylight before returning to Ponyville.
The citizens of Ponyville were going through their daily routine. During the day, the town would mostly be dominated by mares since most of the stallions would be working in the fields. The citizens were content, even with a castle occupying a field outside the town, and by far there was always something happening.
An amethyst mare named Sparkler noticed Princess Twilight Sparkle and her friends coming through the streets. Normally she wouldn’t care about passing ponies, that changed when she noticed an alicorn stallion was being carried with blue and magenta magic around him. Suddenly, many of the mares looked at the same direction that Sparkler was seeing. All were whispering, and wide eyed curiosity came. Some of the ponies found him handsome, others mysterious.
Twilight gave a small nod to the mares of the town. She somehow knew that this was going to be an interesting examination.