And here she thought that the shadow creatures somehow got to him. But she wasn’t really sure if he was fine or not, maybe he could be hurt.
A sound of someone stepping on a twig made twilight look at the direction of the snapping noise; a strange hooded figure seemed to have snuck up on her. No this wasn’t the stallion, but it made her wonder whether it were friend or foe. The hooded figure clutched the neckline of its hood with a hoof, it pulled down its hood and revealed a familiar face
Twilight was surprised to see her Zebra friend, why was she here, and before Twilight could even open her mouth to ask her questions, Zecora announced;
‘The winds have spoken, so have the birds,
I don’t have much time miss Sparkle, please heed my words’
Zecora had a deep voice, but this time it sounded a little hoarse. She had this natural habit of talking in rhymes, which confused some ponies from time to time. She spoke without hesitation and her speech seemed to be ‘hurried’, Twilight wondered what had gotten her zebra friend quite worried.
‘Shadow creatures have appeared throughout the land’ she continued…
‘bringing fear and pain both terrible and grand’
Suddenly Zecora’s voice shifted into a serious tone, giving Twilight a slight chill in her bones
‘Stay sharp Twilight sparkle and keep your friends close,
For a time will come that you’ll battle such foes,
But there is hope so don’t worry my dear,
A hero may rise, the one who’ll face fear,
Keep the strength of friendship strong, the bond that you all share,
For now I advice you to be more cautious and take care…’
Zecora wore back her hood, why was she in a serious mood. But before Twilight could respond once more, she interrupted her just like before.
‘I’m sorry but I have to go,
Just promise me to stay low’
The Zebra didn’t event waited for a reply from her friend, she just hurried along and strode back into the murky forest. Twilight tried to stop her to get more answers but she already left. All that Zecora left her were more Questions…
The pony was a unicorn stallion with a slightly light onyx coat and silver hair. He commanded her to run to safety, and without second thought Twilight obliged. She trotted as fast as her hooves could carry her, running away from those creatures as the distant thunder of the onyx pony’s magic smiting them down. Even now Twilight was confused at the sudden turn of events that transpired, first the nightmares, then the creatures, she got attacked not soon after and the next thing she know she was running away from a battle between the creatures and- wait… running? Those creatures, whatever they were, they were dangerous, and the onyx pony was facing them all alone. Somepony helped her and she just abandoned him, those creatures were dangerous to face with or without thunder magic.
Twilight stopped on her tracks… listen… the thunder have stopped… Is he…no, Twilight refused to think the unthinkable, the turned tail and headed back to aid the onyx pony, as the bearer of the element of magic she could not allow this, the stallion probably needed some help, what would the Princess think…
She returned to the forest clearing area hoping to help the onyx pony, but… they were already gone. He was not in sight even the shadow creatures from earlier weren’t around anymore, she scanned the area to make sure, but nothing… except for the torn up remains of her satchel and the ash spots on the forest floor…
The creature already severed the only thing that she can utilize as a shield, and even though Twilight Sparkle is well known for her offensive and barrier magic, she doesn’t seem to be equipped into handling these type of mentally stressful situations. Her head wasn’t working right, she forgot how to run, he forgot how to cast an offensive spell, she forgot that she could just conjure up a proper barrier, heck she even forgot that she could just teleport herself to safety, and as of this moment, her brain could only know fear.
The three creatures closed in on her some more, edging her down. Twilight back stepped as her fear glows, and for each step she took back, her horn subconsciously glowed in response to her growing fear. At most cases Unicorn magic seemed to respond best on emotion driven situations which is why some magic attacks are more powerful when the unicorn is enraged rather than calmed. Twilight repeatedly warned them to stay back, her magic might go haywire. She can’t handle it anymore and closed her eyes, Twilight felt like she was about to explo-
A flash of light appeared followed by thunder, the lightning bolt smite down one of the creatures. Did she do that? But she hadn’t learned this magic before; come to think of it she was certain that there was no such magic that could conjure up a lightning bolt.
To her surprise, another pony just suddenly burst out of nowhere.
The creatures from her nightmares were standing in front of her in the flesh, suddenly Applejack’s words didn’t sound too farfetched. She had her eyes fixated on the curious creature until something from afar shifted at the corner of her eye. ‘More of them?’ twilight cried out as two more creatures appeared behind her. What were these creatures, what are they doing, and why were they in her dreams? The first creature crouched, no wait it’s not, but it was sinking, or Twilight thought until she saw the creature melted down into shadow. It literally turned into a shadow, well that’s not good…
They were creeping closer and closer, Twilight was confused at first until she realized that they were closing in on her similarly as how wolves closed in upon a cornered doe. The shadow’s head resurfaced slowly raising one of its arms. Twilight backed away a bit as she grew more and more concerned by the second. She didn’t knew what to think of this, her head was pondering until
The creature swiped at twilight with one of its shard dagger like claws, Twilight back stepped, a reflex she was glad to have, she dodge hastily that the Firepetal from her head slipped and met the creatures slash. The flower was destroyed and the fire flies that it attracted fled and the darkness in the forest area grew, so did Twilight’s fear. ‘WHAT THE HAY’ she grabbed her satchel with her magic and wielding it like a shield. ‘They’re hostile’ she deducted; now Twilight is certain that these creatures were dangerous, they were in her nightmares for some reason, plus they had sharp claws, all the more reason to fear them. Yes they’re scary and dangerous, but… Twilight can’t seem to get her hooves to run away.
Was she paralyzed by fear?
As the purple unicorn strode deeper and deeper into the heart of the forest she thought back to what her friends have said. Were the nightmares just a product of stress or could it mean something more. Twilight was a sceptical mare and would rather rely on science because it provided her with facts and evidences instead of rumours and beliefs, although her friend Applejack was dead certain that this was no minor issue. If Applejack says so then it must be true, she the most honest and dependable mare that Twilight knew, and besides, after everything that they’ve been through, Applejack’s little theory may not sound like something from a tall tale children’s book. Twilight stopped on her tracks as something caught her eyes from over the distance, something big and dark about 15 feet away. Even though it was daytime the Everfree forest remained dark which gave it its signature eerie vibe, but despite the looming darkness Twilight could see this creature shuffling by the distance, the forest was well known for its abundance of dangerous if not ferocious creatures, so Twilight examined it with caution luckily the creature doesn’t seem to have noticed her yet. It was dark but she could make out the shape of the creature, Its body was structured like a chimpanzee but the head looked too big in proportion to its dark hued body, it also had flat feet and hands armed with claws, atop its head rests two crooked antennae. It looks a bit like a rabbit from behind, minus the bushy tail and was around 3 feet tall. Twilight pondered as her subconscious mind hinted that the creature looked familiar somehow. She couldn’t quite place it… until the creature turned around. Her eyes met a pair of glowing yellow beady orbs, her heart stopped; she recognized the creature’s eyes. They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, although these were no regular pair of eyes, looking through them and everything felt hollow as if this creature was devoid of any soul.
‘Dead and lifeless eyes’
Fear flooded through twilight as she mouthed the words…
‘Just like from my nightmares!’
|I need both points and experience, taking commissions and requests will be like killing two birds with one stone. While I have my imagination momentum, making more artwork will boost up my skills, for that I need drive and who better to provide it than you guys. Although do note that I am still learning the ropes, so if take on requests that I know are too hard for me I may decline. So anyways here are the types|
oc characters, can range from anthro (anime), pokemon, ponies, monsters, or others. Make any unusual request, I don’t care.
Weapons design, character clothing and accessories, etc. Anything that a character can use or wear, you name them.
Logos, emblems and icons. Cutie marks included
= 1 lineart--> 50
= 1 character colored--> 70
= 1 character colored + shadows--> 100
= 1 character colored + shadows + BG--> 300
= additional character +40
= 1 lineart--> 15 points
= 1 character colored--> 80
= 1 character colored with shadows--> 150
= 1 character colored + shadows + BG--> 200
= additional character 30
Once there was a time where this anonymous Unikin stood still in one place|
There before the Unikin was the great path of life
The path to tomorrow leads to numerous crossroads and forks
Each path leads to something different and separate, entirely unknown to us
A day came when people started to interfere with the Unikin's life,
and meddle with the individual's life choices, pushing the Unikin to paths that he was uncertain of.
This had continued for a long while and the day came where the person just accepted this fate.
This person was convinced that going with the flow was easier,
so the person let other people take charge of navigation on the path of life.
One day the anonymous person tripped on a pebble on his journey on the path.
Grazing the knee, the person cried in pain and wondered how something so small could do so much harm.
That was the day where the person looked back in the paths in which were taken.
The numerous routes crossed with uncertainty and aimlessly
Then the Unikin said to himself "NO MORE"
"I shall not let other people navigate for me"
"I shall not be a mere pawn of fate"
"I shall decide my own destiny"
"I shall be the author of my own story"
"No more shall numerous paths fill me with anxiety"
"Today the line shall be drawn"
The Unikin then pulled most the paths together and tied it into a singular straight line
What once were multitudes of pathways was now a single braided path lay before the Unikin
For some it was chaotic and ridiculous, but for the Unikin, It was perfection
A braided path made up of everything from the path of tomorrow
It was no longer a number of path choices, But a path of UNITY...
"These combination of paths are needed to get to my destination."
"The unity path"
"I walk aimlessly no more. I can see it now, my goals, my dreams."
"...Too far to reach"
"...yet Close enough to see..."