The new area where the fight was being carried away, was far more wide, this allowed Soul Shield full control over the air, Mistshine still have his perfect horn and wings, he put them on and flew upwards, chasing her, the creature spear disappeared and became a bow.
“Take this!, Light arrow!” Soul Shield said, as she fired a light arrow.
Mistshine dodged but he noticed the arrow came back. “Ahhh!!, come on work!” he concentrated and used his bubble shield spell
“Now is my turn!, hyaa!! “ Soul Shield attacked with her sword, piercing the bubble and hitting Mistshine
The Stallion lost concentration and he felt how the blade injured his shoulder, making him fall towards the floor, his wings resisted the impact, but he had a smile on his face. “Angel Bunny!, now!”
“Surprise!!!, your plot is mine!!!” Angel yelled as he attacked with his sword and into the mare face.
Soul Shield saw how her vision was cut shot, as the bunny didn’t cut her eyes, instead, he cut the forehead, her own blood made it difficult to see. “AAAH!!, get off me furball!!”
The pegasi captain, started to flew quickly, shaking off the bunny, Angel landed on his owner, but he started to emit groans… Mistshine saw how Angel was injured on one of his paws, when he looked at his foe, he could see sharp fangs, also Angel previous attack injured her ears, but the shape of the ears are bat type instead of a pony
“I guess I know how she lived for so long, she also has another variant of the vampirism curse, that’s why dark magic is lethal to them, they are the opposite to vampire ponies, light magic is used in order to nullify the side effects of the vampirism curse, making a new creature altogether.” Mistshine deducted, seeing the mare ears and fangs
Soul Shield smiled, as she, still hovering in the air, took out her helmet, revealing her face. She had red eyes. “So…you found out… is true, the Valkyries experiments used the vampirism curse to be able to last long, otherwise we would die naturally from old age
“Hold up, if you are in a way a vampire pony, then your bite will poison my master further!, I will rip those fangs of yours!” Angel said, getting his sword ready.
Soul Shield laughed, hysterically. “Oh fuzball, how mistaken you are, we the valkyries has none of the vampire ponies side effects, except for one thing…”
“What?” Mistshine asked
Soul shield fangs grew. “The thirst for blood”
Oh for Celestia sake! First Fluttershy wanted his blood, now her?, but this gave Mistshine his window of opportunity, as now he knows one of the components from the curse antidote, he dodged the attack from the pegasi and used Angel with a combination attack, making their sword grew huge, they swing it towards the mare, this made her felt to the ground, with her wings damaged, but she survived, her armor felt off, revealing her cutie mark and full coat colors, she was color orange, with dark brown mane, and a white and brown tail, her eyes were red, typical from a pony with vampirism curse on their veins, her cutie mark, was a pure white sword with a mare hoof holding it, behind the hoof, was 2 wings that seems to hug the blade and hoof, with no armor.
Mistshine attacked switching to his wrench, to inflict critical damage to his foe. “Have a taste of the dark magic!”
“Not today earth pony!” Soul Shield said, as she used her natural agility and removed Mistshine steel wings and horn
The Stallion noticed that her foe put her items on a chandelier with her remaining strength on her wings. “Impressive for a colt of your age… replicating these devices must have taken too much time, but sadly for you, no more tricks!”
Although Soul Shield do not longer fly, she could use her natural hooves, to jump and gain advantage, this made difficult for Alure or Mistshine to aim well, Mistshine instructed Coldshard to freeze the floor, the ice spirit did as told and froze the ground momentary, which made Soul Shield trip, Mistshine and Alure saw their chance and attacked with their whips, breaking her shield hoof, finally, after several minutes, the pegasi felt to the ground, unable to move or attack.
“To lose to a earth pony… I have been disgraced!” Soul Shield said as she hit the ground with her spear hoof
Mistshine tried to reason with the captain, as her pride was wounded. “Hey calm down, and open this door please, I know you can open it.”
“You don’t get it do you?, I was supposed to retire when I felt in battle!, but thanks to Poisonhoof, I’m immortal!, I cannot die of old age!, but the worse part is, that I, captain of the pegasi division, a pony that had all 3 races at her service, was defeated by a earth pony civilian!, you are not even trained!” Soul Shield said, letting her memories flow back to her.
The stallion offered her hoof to stand up, much to Angel disapproval. “Come on… there are other things worth living, you can make new friends, I forgive you for killing my friend.”
“Get away from me!” Soul shield rejected Mistshine hoof and put her spear to her throat.” Only death can restore my honor.”
Angel grew alarmed, not because of Soul Shield reaction, but from his master, as he saw how he jumped towards Soul Shield and hold her, to stop her from committing suicide, Mistshine needed her alive in order to ask her some questions, but he also felt sympathy for her…
“What are you doing?!, she killed Harpy!” Angel said, while he was on Alure back.
Mistshine tried more and more to prevent Soul Shield from moving. “Don’t stand there, help me.”
“Get off me!, I failed!, let me go!, I must die!, I have to!, please!, let me die!, I want to rest in peace!, my time is this world is way too overdue!, I should have died 1000 years ago!” Soul Shield kept on saying, as she struggled.
Alure had to tie Soul Shield hooves in order for her to stop her suicide attempts, when she finally calmed herself down, Mistshine tried to convince her to speak, nothing seems to work, even Angel threaten her saying he was going to remove her eyes, to what she only replied.
“Go ahead… I deserve it for what I did to Harpy”
Mistshine saw the broken shield of the mare and her armor, and how she cant walk, or touch, as her weapons get in the way, he decided to do what he do best, fixing broken machines, he asked Alure and Angel a little room, and he took out his screwdriver, and carefully started to check the cursed creature hooves, Soul Shield pride shattered again, as she felt the rusted screws rotating, releasing some parts in her hooves, rust and blood.
“What are you doing?, h-hey, c-cut that out” Soul Shield said, as she felt the colt unscrewing her weapons
Mistshine smiled kindly, as he focused on his task. “One of the reasons you wanted to die, was to see your friends on the other side, but then what?, you will not be able to protect others as you intended, or get revenge on Poisonhoof for what she did to you, your soul is not a peace, and without peace, you cannot go anywhere...”
“I-idiot, is not like I want to see the world outside this barrier or anything!” Soul Shield said, turning her face away
Mistshine picked interest in this. “I take it you heard about Equestria, perhaps I can show you the place after I get Fluttershy out of here, but first, we need you to walk.”
“…” Soul Shield didn’t say anything; instead, she saw how the stallion worked.
Mistshine used broken pieces of the shield to replace the weapons, making some fragile, but yet, functional hooves, this allowed Soul Shield to be able to do her first steps in 1000 years, her face showed happiness, as well as shame, the stallion helped her walk, the pieces were holding up, but they cannot do heavy movements, as the poor stallion didn’t had sufficient time to make a proper replacement. The captain smiled more when she put a hoof on the ground finally, without her huge spear, she tried to pick up her sword, taking Mistshine kindness as her window of opportunity…but… her honor kicked in, she couldn’t do it, instead, she hugged him.
“Do not say a word…do not spoil it…” her mind kept telling her, as she could feel the fake hooves holding her weight.
Mistshine smiled, as he saw the giant double door. “Here on this empire I will not be able to replace your hooves with prosthesis, but if I enter Poisonhoof Lab, I might be able to learn what she did to you, Harpy and Black Tide, and even recreate the experiments with some alterations.”
. “Such as?” Angel asked, looking confused
Mistshine put his hoof on the ground and using his wrench with the dragon scale, he draw a blueprint in seconds about a prosthetic hoof.
“Per example, I was thinking in combining my hoof prosthesis with a laser device that would materialize weapons and stills works and feels like a normal hoof, that way Soul Shield can still fight if she wants, but will be able to walk, sit and ran.” He said as he studied the issue.
Soul shield looked surprised. “B-but why will you do that for me? I’m an enemy remember?”
“My dear friend… is more than obvious you didn’t pay attention, I said I forgave you, and I’m a earth pony of trust, right now my only concern is Fluttershy, and what Poisonhoof is doing with her, but also, during this travel, I found new friends here that I initially believed to be impossible, and yet, here they are, even Harpy and Black Tide, whose bodies are gone, are still with me, so you see, even if your friends dies, they will always remain with you, alive, in your heart and soul. Come on Soul Shield, you still got a mission to achieve, and that is to live.”
Soul Shield tried to protest “b-but… what?, hey, I’m not a fragile mare to be taken care off!, I should”
“Hey, cut it out already, if my master said he forgave you, he forgave you, if he can, so can I, besides, if he says he will do those things for you, he WILL do it, come on, the walking salad, the water mare and Harpy were enemies and look us now, we are a team, but also friends, friends look out for each other.” Angel said, smiling, jumping to his master back,
As the stallion picked up the guardian spear, Soul Shield noticed how the weapon fit inside the door, but her knowledge as guard knew there was a hidden trap on the door, she ran with her fragile hooves and pushed Mistshine and Alure to a side, just to her to receive the sharp edge of a scythe that was attached to the door, once the door fully opened, the scythe tried to cut Soul Shield unprotected body, Mistshine got his items back with Alure help, and with his tech horn, he levitated the captain close to him, saving her life.
“Holy Equestria that was close!” Soul shield said, relief
Mistshine looked at her a little annoyed. “When did you plan to tell me about the trap?”
“it wasn’t me that put it, besides, I usually open the door from the sides, because that was my order.”
Angel said, as he saw how the blade almost killed her. “Well… don’t take it personal, but, your master is a complete psycho.”
The troop entered the lab; it was dark, so much he couldn’t even see his own hoof, once Mistshine put a hoof inside, everything lit up automatically, it was a huge waiting room, white and completely clean, but also, gave Alure some creeps, it looked like a hospital of some sort, Mistshine also didn’t feel comfortable, as he, ever since he awoken from his coma, developed a phobia to hospitals, commonly called Nosocomephobia, as he was going in, deeper and deeper, his heartbeat started to speed up, he was taking more air than usual, Alure and Angel noticed this and tried to calm him down, he was feeling a little ok… but sadly…
“Bring him!, come on, move it, we are loosing him!” a doctor voice said
Mistshine coat turn pale. “t-that voice”
“What is this Mistshine?” Angel asked as he saw a little colt being carried on a stretcher
Mistshine didn’t reply, instead, the ghosts did it for him “Nurse, what is the patient name?”
“Mistshine Brave, he has 6 years old” the nurse said to the doctor
Mistshine started to hyperventilate, almost erratically, like a panic attack, the lights in the lab started to go in and out, Mistshine could almost feel the dark and cold hoof of Death coming for him, he was almost positive he saw a black shadow looking at him from one of the door windows, smiling evil, with no eyes…Angel, concerned, tried to bring him towards his senses, but nothing worked, he event felt his body temperature dropping fast, Alure and Soul Shield believed it was better to take him out of the Dark Sanctuary, Alure carried him over, as Soul Shield slapped him once he woke up outside.
“What happened to the courageous colt that beat me?!, what the hell was that?!” Soul Shield reclaimed
Angel tried to intervene, but Mistshine talked first. “I…I spend all my childhood in a bed on a hospital, thanks to a Poisonhoof descendant, the hospital inside there is like a dead ringer for what happened to me”
“Hold on… you were on coma and yet you still heard everything?” Angel, Softheart and Coldshard said at the same time, surprised.
Mistshine looked sad, but getting better as time went by. “Yes and no, my mind was shut down, but my body continued to work, as if I was asleep, sadly I couldn’t feel or hear anything, but when I do heard something, I heard it only like little whispers I couldn’t understand.“
“Well… are you going to give up?” Soul Shield asked the colt in front of her.
Mistshine smiled, getting himself up and taking a deep breath. “Hell no, Fluttershy needs me, I must conquer this trial, and get the cure!, you are welcome to join me my friends.”
“About time” Angel said, with a smirk on his face as he jumped to his owner back.
The stallion got himself up and went inside the Lab again, this time, a little bit more secure, still, he was sweating cold, as his nosocomephobia kicked in really fast, but he still walked inside, going further in, after passing some double doors, he found a little reception, with several chairs and a notepad that worked as a report, the hoof writing on the note, was very neat and tidy, it read;
“Ever since I started to study the pony anatomy, I was fascinated by the fact that we, the ponies, are a force to be recon with, as even suffering the worse of tortures, the body still recovers from said injuries, I started experimenting on several ponies after my last trip to the Crystal Empire, after I meet my king, who opened up my eyes to my real talent. I decided to keep a series of data pads, where all information for certain subjects will be stored, this will be placed along with my old notes.” The notepad said, as the signature read Poisonhoof.
Mistshine looked alarmed. “So… it is true then, Poisonhoof indeed knew King Sombra, I might need to find those datapads, they may have information about the monsters, or worse.”
“What can be worse than knowing how the monsters are made of?” Angel inquired to his owner
Mistshine replied, storing the data pad on his saddlebags. “Knowing what her plans are.”
The stallion opened some double doors in front of the reception, only to find several Fluttershys in a hallway, but when they looked at him, he got attacked, they were mechanical changelings, just that in a more fragile body, perhaps the prototypes of the Changeling Guard he already defeated?, he attacked the creatures, but he noticed they bleed green, when one of the “Fluttershys” flew towards him, he noticed that they were a mixture of real changeling with cybernetic parts.
“Hiss...c-ome on my darling… time to sleep now” The changeling Fluttershy said, as she jumped towards the stallion, trying to bite him and steal love energy
Mistshine dodged and attacked with his whip. “I’m not falling for that twice!”
The Fluttershy changeling got her neck snapped by Alure, when she died, her body quickly turned into ashes, leaving only her mechanicals parts, Mistshine reviewed said parts, and he found out the same wiring as the changeling guard from the East Tower, there is a high chance the Dark Sanctuary is filled with prototype versions of the monsters he already killed.
He decided to check the hallway where the monsters came from, each room seems to be a operating room, each one for different monster, he could tell this, because there was always a corpse in the table at the center of the room, that had some traits not natural of a pony, in one of the rooms however…
“Hold it Mistshine… this room is way too cold… I have a feeling that”. Alure wrote on the wall with her vines.
Mistshine opened up the door, his breathing became noticeable. “Yeah… I think that too… is the room where Poisonhoof created Coldshard.”
On the operating table, was dried light blue blood, Coldshard dried blood, also, on the operating table, was another data pad, just that this one looked exactly like a doctor clipnote, it had more information about his frozen companion… Mistshine started to read it, sitting on the operating chair.
“Let’s see…Name…Coldshard… Occupation, Musician, Relatives… a little earth pony?!, Coldshard!, you have a sister?!” Mistshine questioned, surprised at this information
Coldshard, replied, surprised as well. “I do?! Wait…t-that’s right” her voice started to sound broke, as if she feared something, perhaps a painful memory. “Her name is Sea Chord, and just like me, she plays any kind of cord instruments, she was learning the harp, it was cute to see her trying to play the instrument, even when our friend Rustyhooves modified it to be ideal for her size… but…” the ice pony voice broke up
“But what?“ Mistshine inquired, not liking where this was heading
Coldshard replied, although she couldn’t cry, her voice did sound shaken. “When I came home that night… I… I hugged her, I couldn’t control my power at the time, so I ended up freezing her, she became a ice statue because of me!, I ended up killing her!, the harp I play is actually hers… and thanks to me, she is dead!” the ice mare voice sounded distressed and ashamed of herself.
“That’s not what it says according to this…” Mistshine smiled, putting the data pad next to his companion container.
Coldshard confused, read the data pad. “Relative Sea Chord… Alive?!, part of the Elemental Fillies project!?, what the hell did that maniac did to my sister?!”
“Beats me, it doesn’t mention the Elemental Fillies protects, but it does mention you, here.“ Mistshine said, as he pointed out Poisonhoof notes. “It says; Subject tends to react negatively to the Spirit Container, and to the mind erase spell, however, there are ways I can keep her under control, the disadvantages of having alive relatives, anyway, on to the experiment, she suffers from low blood pressure, this allows me to make more easier the fusion between the liquid nitrogen and her blood, however, I still have problems with her organs, as they seems to stop working when frozen, and even if they change to the icy specter form, they cannot change back to solid, so I end up with a puddle of blood and water, the only way I have to keep her body and organs solid in all temperatures, as well as active while in icy specter form, is to turn her natural earth pony strength and magic center into a condenser of some sort with my dark magic, this will be something easy to do, if this works, subject will be able to evaporate when she became a shade, enough to pass any solid object and then be able to condense again to be solid, when she wants to fight on ground, I took a page out of the pegasi work in the Cloudsdale Weather Factory.”
Mistshine look seriously confused at the notes. “Ok…hold up, so in order for your organs to work while you are in icy specter form and in solid, and still allowing you to use your ice magic, she turned your natural earth pony magic into a temperature regulator?”
“Basically… yes…it was awful seeing my own body with that amount of scars” Coldshard recalled, a little scared.
Well… Mistshine definitely knows how to recreate the experiment, he just need to infuse dark magic into liquid nitrogen, then use as much dark magic as possible to make her body solid, but there is something that doesn’t add up, the report doesn’t mention the collar she had to control her powers, it mentioned that she could control them by herself, which means something must have gone wrong during the experiment. Near the table was a device that seems to inject liquid nitrogen into a pony blood stream, Mistshine tried to hack the device to be able to get liquid nitrogen as a weapon and get the machine ready to revive his friend, however, he got a electric shock, the device scanned him, and noticed he was not its maker.
“DNA Analysis complete, Unknown Pony registered, activating all locks within device mainframe, please input master DNA to unlock”
Angel looked at the machine keyboard. “There is a hoof scanner Mistshine… who DNA will be used here?”
“With all these experiments lying around, how do you think it is?” Mistshine replied, hitting the wall in frustration
Angel realized where his owner was going with this. “Is Poisonhoof, right?”
Mistshine nodded, as the answer was more than obvious, but her original body was burned 1000 years ago, is nothing more that mere ashes now, frustrated he cannot keep his promise to Coldshard, he exited the room, just to find a alarm ringing, seems the device from last room was connected to the lab mainframe… a automated voice rang loud.
“Security breach, security breach, releasing all experiments, anti-theft protocol activated, locking main entrance.” The voice sounded, as the double doors taking back to the Dark Sanctuary locked themselves.
Mistshine was left with a tired expression, as he saw in the distance, on the windows placed on the doors, a swarm of changelings robots coming at him, as well as some floating rubber balls that emit fire and ice attacks, he started attacking but he was quickly overwhelmed by the swarm
“Gahh!!, get off me!!” Mistshine yelled, as he saw how one Fluttershy changeling took angel
Angel yelled. “Mistshine!!, get up!!, use it, the grand cross!”
“Ahhh!!, Mistshine, they are taking your weapons!” Coldshard said, as she saw how the changelings took out his saddlebag, with the ice pony still attached to it.
Soul Shield on the other hoof, used hoof to hoof combat to keep the enemies away. “What is the grand cross?”. She inquired.
“I cannot use it!, if I use it I could die!” Mistshine said, as he felt the entire changeling swarm on him, the balls of ice was starting to freeze him
One of the changelings, mimicking Fluttershy body and voice, whisper to him “Shhh, hush now… is alright… you will make a fine lunch my dear. “
The changelings started to bite him, still disguised as the pony he loves, although their fangs didn’t had any dark magic, they had a powerful toxin that paralyzed the stallion body, even if he had the rainbow jewel equipped, he started to scream, as he saw how his companions were quickly defeated by these copies, the fact that his love for Fluttershy is strong, gave a advantage to the changeling robots, even if they are mechanic, they work just like a regular changeling. But just as any changeling… they also has a limit…
“No!... I cannot lose here!, she needs me!, I… I must be with her!, with the real Fluttershy!, I passed all my fillyhood attached to a bed!, when all I ever wanted was to became a doctor that can help others with my machines!.” Mistshine said as his body started to charge a magical electrical aura, ignoring the pain.
Angel smiled, as he now fought back. “Oh you metallic copies better kiss your flanks good bye”
“But most importantly, I made a promise to Fluttershy the first day I met her!, once that I’m intending to keep, I promised I will be there for her when she needs me!, and I will not fail her!, you soulless copies do not know what love really is capable off!, Allow me to demonstrate!!” Mistshine yelled as his eyes turned pure white
Coldshard said to her teammates. “Girls!, cover your eyes!!”
“GRAND CROSS!!!” Mistshine yelled with all his strength.
From within his body, the pure light cross rose from his chest, destroying the changelings prototypes and all enemies within range, the power was so devastating it even ripped the doors out of their places, the stallion deducted that, since he concentrated his love for Fluttershy, he manage to give his ancestor technique a extra boost of power, he remembered that true love was what defeated Chrysalis back in the Canterlot invasion, as explained by his brother. However, he quickly felt the recoil of using such technique, his body was not only paralyzed, but also numb, there was a huge difference, of doing that technique in a memory zone, and doing it real life.
He got up with difficulty, and recovered his saddlebags, later, he tried to find a way to get the device hacked; an idea came to his head.
“Angel… the note we read earlier, didn’t Poisonhoof wrote that the datapads are next to her old notes?”
Angel nodded positive. “Yes…why?”
“If I’m thinking what I’m thinking, all her madness started when she went to the Crystal Empire and met Sombra, so, the notes she wrote before her corruption might have DNA samples, we just need to find Poisonhoof office.”
Coldshard reacted a little afraid. “Wait wait wait, hold your horses, the doors are now locked, we cannot exit or open any doors, we are stuck, and if I recall, we cannot use Alure flower either, since all this floor is 100% metallic, there is no way her vines can pierce metal”
“maybe not right now, but if we manage to get the liquid nitrogen machine unlocked, so does all the doors, besides, that way I can get your body remade again” Mistshine replied.
Alure nodded, as they search on the hallways doors any stairs or something that looks like a office, what they found instead, was a operating room filled with all kinds of substances… from green blood like liquid, to feathers, bones, and even DNA Samples, the operating room he was in seems it was not the main operating room, but it was closed to be one, as it had several tables, computers, chairs and giant capsules, that are filled with bodies still halfway done… there are also several medical instruments, from bone saws to scalpels and needles. Mistshine didn’t took much time to deduce this was where Poisonhoof worked on several experiments at once, however, he found something more useful… the map of the area, seems it has 3 floors below the surface, according to it he must be on B1, so either B2 or B3 must have the office, he got closer to a capsule that had scales on them… when he touched a sample, it felt cold as hell, he put more sample in a petril dish and examined it, using the microscope, he could notice it was similar to the snowflakes, but it had several RBC and antibodies, he asked his icy friend for a sample of her water.
“Coldshard, give me a little of your blood” Mistshine said
Coldshard laughed, as she let her hoof out, it was 100% liquid, so it ended up filling up a new petril dish “I’m water now remember?”
“So… what are you seeing this?” Angel inquired, next to the microscope”
Mistshine replied to his bunny pet friend. “This DNA Sample…is identical to Coldshard blood, but is more solid and is composed almost entirely of water”
“In English please” Softheart said, not understanding what the colt meant
Mistshine activated his clock and scanned the samples with the scanner, the results confirmed his suspicion. “DNA Samples share similarities, there is a 99% chance the DNA samples are related or could be the same pony”
“W-wait, you mean that the huge capsule with that entire DNA is…” Coldshard replied, scared of her master answer
Mistshine, with a sadden look on his face, replied “Yes…is your sister blood…”
“A-are you sure is not my blood?!?!, no, it can be her, she cannot be a monster now!” Coldshard said in denial, worrying about her sister fate
Mistshine replied, more serious as he walked near each DNA Capsule. “There is no point on denying it Coldshard, Poisonhoof turned your sister into a water based creature, your blood although liquid, is far more colder than your sister, besides, the fact that the water molecules are more present in this DNA Capsule, only led me to believe this is her backup plan in case you betray her, there is a high chance she took your sister frozen body, modified it and stored it in this lab.”
“W-will she remember me?” Coldshard inquired, until he felt Alure hoof on the container
Alure Une smiled kindly, her expression revealed complete trust in the future, Mistshine spoke. “I believe she says that she will remember you… let’s see the other capsules…”
Mistshine put Harpy feather and Blacktide scale on the table and scanned it, he then scanned all the DNA Capsules, his results brought a smile on his face.
“Excellent!, I knew it!” he replied
Softheart got closer to the hoof of his master. “What happened?”
“Scan shows that the DNA capsules match the samples provided” the automatic voice gave the answer instead of his creator
Soul Shield, spoke, surprised at his companion findings. “Let me guess… since these capsules have their DNA samples… you are planning to bring your friends back right?”
“You are correct, since their original bodies got either eaten or burned to crisp, I have no means to replicate their blood, but these room seems that is big enough for that, still I needed this feather and scale to be able to replicate their skin and feathers… I will not leave them as souls” Mistshine said as he stored his friends’ feather and scale back on his saddlebags.
Mistshine looked at the map and saw that there are indeed a Elevator that takes him to B2 and B3, it seems it was a cargo elevator, he found a computer on the DNA room, he hacked it and found something, looks like blueprints, whole coding on ponies DNA and organs, as he was searching for more details, with the hope to find detailed explanation to replicate his friends bodies, he found another thing that made him freeze… a letter, signed by Poisonhoof herself, the latest data entry date reads today, the date when Fluttershy disappeared, it looks like a blog entry but it was, addressed to him.
“To the little, meddling colt:
Did you honestly believed for a second that I wasn’t going to find out your route or what are you after?, let me tell you this, I’m not planning on leaving the body of this pegasi, not yet, is just a matter of time really, no matter what you do or what power does Celestia believe she has when she to send you here, the fate of your friend was sealed, you might want to know that your friend know as Fluttershy, is no longer with us, she is already under my control, and the only way to save her…is killing her, and if she dies, there goes your Elements of Harmony”
Mistshine reacted surprised. “Wait, she knows about the elements?!”
“She is inside your friend body, is possible that she have access to her memories” Softheart said.
A alert of a incoming message, send shivers to the stallion back, he held his whip ready, as the door closed with thick iron doors, and the walls started to emit a green gas… the message was different, it was a voice message, the voice was undoubtedly, Fluttershy voice, a little distorted due to her bat transformation.
“Oh yes… I know about the elements, I know the fears and insecurities of this pony, I even know how the new rainbow power awaken within her… and I’m seeing all of you…Alure, Coldshard, Angel Bunny, Softheart, Black Tide, Soul Shield, Harpy, and specialty you Mistshine…all of you are mere pest, a pest that I’m about to eliminate… you see… coming to my lab, was you last and worse mistake, better take a deep breath, is the last one you will ever take, and don’t worry about your little pegasi… I’m really enjoying this body… and I really mean it” Flutterbat said, as her message ended.
Mistshine covered his mouth. “Celestia damn it!, Neurotoxins!, cover your mouth and nose everypony!”
Coldshard noticed the gas was nothing other that a powerful neurotoxin that can kill anypony within minutes, even Alure, that is plant based, cannot do much against it, Mistshine instructed to find a way out, while the camera recorded everything, trying to hold in their lungs the fresh air they had inhaled before, he looked at the camera… angry at Poisonhoof for manipulating Fluttershy body, he promised to himself, he will save his friend.
“Master!, is useless!, there is no way out!” Softheart said, as she saw no other exit.
Soul Shield looked at the lab and on the floor. “There must be a way out!, this is her lab!, if her experiments are damaged, there must be a secondary door or something she use to escape!”
“Think think think!, what would I do If I was a sadistic pony that killed hundreds of ponies for experiments that may end up in…” Mistshine said as he noticed the operating tables, they are clean. “Failures… that’s it!, Girls!, search for the corpse disposal!, if several ponies didn’t lasted long during the experiments, there must be a huge garbage disposal where she threw the bodies in, find it!”.
They searched for it, until they found it behind some desk, everypony jumped inside, not knowing where it will take them, perhaps a incinerator?, but they couldn’t stay on the DNA room and die by neurotoxins right?, as they felt down the slide, they could smell the scent of thousand of decayed bodies, the rotten flesh of several corpses soften their landing, Mistshine saw in horror all the corpses piled up, some of them half eaten, others with their limbs missing, other are just bones, and so on, it was so disgusting Mistshine almost puked… they tried to see in the room for something that can get them out… without them knowing… the ceiling opening, from where they came from, closed itself, locking them inside.