Darksoul: *his coughing fit worsens as he tries to speak, it seems what he did took a lot of energy from him. the plant pony looks around taking a moment seeming to be in utter shock that it is alive, on hearing its sickened creator coughing it backs away to give him room to breath* Plant pony: "wha.... where am I?" *it seems to also have been blessed with a limited knowledge from the rift*

She couldn’t deal with two matters at the same time…

And both of them needed her. Brother Dark was clearly sick, perhaps dangerously… And she also had a lost pony to deal with… A plant pony, but still a living being…

Sweet mother of herself…

Digging inside her unorthodox powers, she used the bits of serenity she was able to gather… The ones buried deep inside her shield of carelessness… Splitting herself in half…

Using the part of her still inside her body, she laid comofrting hands ond Dark’s back, trying to ease his pain through her presence and healing spells, while her astral self, the one she usually used to visit ponies’ dreams, she reached for the plant-given-life, and focused on finding its soul…

It was quite a strange exercise, as it felt familiar, most of the structure feeling like a regular pony, but alien too… It felt like she had no real hold on it, or him… She could reach him, but she could never hold him back if he decided to close himself away…

So she decided to play the safe card… Asking for the being’s attention the softest way she could, she let her warm and soothing thoughts wander freely from her mind to his, conveying feelings of safety and friendship…

In the mean time, Dark’s health was still degrading, and quite rapidly to be honest…

The small part of Deceptive’s mind still holding her body was working full speed ahead to slow down the strange disease, and it too felt like a long-time unseen foe, and a complete stranger…

"Dark… Dark… Please focus on my voice… I can help… I can help… But please, listen to me… Focus on my voice, let everything else go… I can’t do anything if you don’t want to… I’m no enemy… I want to help…"

It was all that she could say, the bit of her mind being only made of kindness and caring words…Even her eyes, snake-like and icy cold most of time, were back to normal… They were those of a princess, the night princess, Luna…

The very side she never wanted to show anyone…

But now was just an emergency case…

While her body was struggling to keep Dark stable, the biggest part of Dee’s mind, visiting the plant-pony, was trying to establish a bond between them, so they could talk and so she could focus on one at a time…

"Dee... you're the most wonderful perfect mare I've ever met. I couldn't imagine life without you in it" she kissed dee placing her hands on her hips

A music to her ears. Even if they had been a couple for quite a time now, Dee couldn’t feel happier than when she heard her one and only Nayomi confess her love…

For a changeling, it was the utmost proof of care and commitment. As a being feeding on love and positive emotions, giving some back and giving it as a whole was like sharing a part of her very life-essence…

Yet she had plenty to give back… From the faked visage of evil, to the strength of her true self, she had quite a journey behind her, and even more in front of her…

But she wasn’t alone anymore. And that was worth any power she may have had…

Friends and a lover, so was the root of her true power…

Lifting the palm of her hand without removing her fingers from Nayomi’s shivering and melting hot skin, she lifted one of the cup of the queen’s armored bra, revealing the beautiful and soft mound of desire she was keeping hidden…

As much as Deceptive loved to play for long with Nayomi’s body, she knew that her soulmate was more than ready for the next step.

Slowly grabbing the rustling bra between two fingers, she lifted it with sensual, exaggerated slowness, baring the other breast in a small bouncing of sensitive flesh.

That was more than enough for Nayomi to lose all her focus, allowing the last remnants of her underwear to vanish into thin air…

All bared, gloriously nude and revealed to the aroused night mare.

Dee licked her lips, her tongue running on her burning hot lips, circling for a second around her fangs, one of the few features of her true self she was forced to bear every day…

But today, she felt that it was making her sexier… And more desirable to the eyes of her sweet queen…

Towering over Nayomi, who was lying on the bed, her arms supporting her chest, making her breasts even more beautiful and glistening, making her curvy body even more lovable…

As she lowered herself, closing slowly from Nayomi’s skin, she whispered in her voice, her soft, seducing voice that could mesmerize ponies, toward the only one she ever felt she knew, beside her lost sister…

"Sweetheart… Could you tell me more about that little girl of ours… Deception?"

As she said that name, her snout came in contact with the soft, hot skin, and Nayomi gasped softly, a strong hotness coming to her cheeks.

He shrank back down "you think I'm afraid of you? You would be nothing without your control over life energy and life energy doesn't work on a being older than yhe spirt of life herself" Zale crossed his arms.

Sighing silently, Celestia felt like she had to do all the thinking by herself. Most dialogue was all about sharing ideas and suggestions… But when one part wasn’t caring the least bit about the world around…

Well, perhaps they needed more time to talk… Away from time itself…

Closing her eyes, she digged deep inside herself, slowing her breath down, almost to the point where she wasn’t feeling the air entering her lungs anymore…

Time was slowing down accordingly.

At a distance, a bird was flapping between the trees, looking for food, a shelter, or whatever… His wings slowed down, more and more, until it was holding still in the air. If it was under normal conditions, the small living being would have fallen to the ground like a rock.

But now, everything was stopped, stiill and locked in place. It was a powerful speel, a spell only the most powerful beings could perform and counter…

Celestia wasn’t really surprised when it didn’t seem to affect Zale the least bit, after all, he was quite one tough being…

When she was sure that everything around them was stopped and that they had, litterally, all the time in the world to deal with one another… She opened her eyes again, She looked tired, the spell having worn out her strength. If she was no match for him in the first place, she was in no way to resist to a single blow of him…

"Well… Now we can talk… And I’m even weaker… I hope you’ll take it as a gesture of good will. I’ve allowed us to have a sincere chat, and I’m showing myself vulnerable…"

She slowly went back to the ground, her wings becoming heavier as she was getting tired, every flutter weigthing like a ton to her…

"Can we resume our discussion, then?"

"You are no tyrant and you are not evil. You make these choices based on negative emotions and thoughts. This is not how a made should be. You need to let go of the negative or it will consume and kill you. You can still be saved.."

A wildfire outside, a shivering, cold ravaging turmoil inside…

She was completely split in half between her anger, the bitter resentment she was still feeding deep beneath her mind, and something else…

A strange mix of strong feelings, self-preservation and a hint of hope… Something explosive, something bigger, something true…

She was about to fall apart, being torn in half, shatter in a thousand pieces. But Cryo was holding her. Among all those coflicting hopes and duties, he was like a lifesaver.

A tiny piece of faith that was everything that kept the castaway from draowning in the depths of despair. It all seemed pointless, ridiculous, vain, but it was working!

She was still floating, where she fell apart hundreds of years ago…

When her mind acknowledged the fact that this was going to last as long as she wanted it to, she let her muscles relax.

Her arms unfolded, her hands falling limply on the ground, the palms stroking against the grass, the small patch of green life spared by the srrounding blazing show.

That same devastating force that was strangely calming down a bit. As if it was feeling Celestia… Maddy… The mare of the sun… As if it was feeling her own turmoil settle down…

Fire bred life and death… And now was a time where both had to take a step back and let things happen.

Her breath, quick and frantic at first, started to calm down too.

"Such a shame… Why couldn’t it last longer…" a whisper, almost a dying breath left her, crashing slowly against Cryo’s neck.

Slowly, like a young mare waking up from a nightmare, or like a dead being coming back to life, her head rose back in the air. She felt like it weighted as much as ten suns…

But as it rose, the weight became smaller, allowing her to open back her eyes to the world around her… Blindness temporarily lifted…

She looked straight in the strong changeling’s eyes.

Hers were back to normal… Those eyes…

Were Maddy’s…

Darksoul: "everything that this world is... depends on you and your sister, I can show you but a glimpse of many paths if you but want to. Each path is something new each choice but another series of choices" *a small tear in the universe appears in his hand hovering ever so slightly above it* "every possibility can exist in this endless multiverse." *he looks back to the plant pony placing the tear within it* "funny... how a single tear can bring life to the lifeless"

Dee, deeply lost in contemplating the endless possibilities and opportunities the universe had to offer, looked carefully as a small, radiating sphere came to his hand… The ball seemed to be liquid and… Solid at the same time… It was like an element that reached the perfect balance between thesr two states…

When the everchanging color of the orb was done blinding her, she knew what it was, for she saw so many things in it…

It was a small piece of universe… A chunk of raw power, something that could save a world, or doom if forever…

"How do you-" she said, surprised and concerned. Was it really safe for him to deal with such power in his state? He was visibly wounded, badly perhaps…

She didn’t want to see anypony else end before … Well, before she ended…

She then witnessed as he brought the spark of galactic energy to the core of the pony-looking plant… For a second, nothing seemed to happen, but as soon as his fingers withdrew from the green structure, she felt something growing inside…

A roll, becoming stronger, like a floos or an eruption about to happen… With every sound, she became closer to identify the meaning of such a noise… For Equestria’s sake, the only reason to be so noisy was that…

A beat later, she knew…

Life was happening!

She felt the sparks of life sprouting in every corner of the previously lifeless “body”. FOcusing on his head and chest, then spreading to its limbs, creating before long a totally new, sentient being…

Dee turned her gaze back to Dark, her mind filled with questions.

"Wait. You can create life? I thought that only Celestia was able to do so!"

The shadowy figure didn’t answer yet, for he seemed either lost in thought…

Or greatly weakened by the effort…

"Hay, are you alright?" She grabbed his cloak, shaking it in an attempt to  draw his attention. She was growing a bit more worried with every second he didn’t seem to react…

Nayomi moaned at her touch and the armor started to fade away on its own due to tge wearer's distraction

Dee rubbed the palm of her hand on Nayomi’s hips, and the armor vanished. Such a shame… She was enjoying teasing her love to the point where she’d tear her own armor to free herself, gloriously posing in her birthday suit…

Closing from her Nayomi’s neck, she brough her snout to her ear, whispering only to her, words of mixed desire and demand…

"Please… Stay focus a little longer… I want you to hold on your armor until you force me to tear it away from your body…"

Her hands went to her metalli bra, rubbing the cold surface in a slow, deliberate, circular pace. As the inner, warmer and softer part of the armored underwear traveled gently around her breasts, teasing her nipples and making them become more and more pointing with every back and forth move, filling them with desire…

Before Dee had the time to withdraw, Nayomi reacted by locking her legs around Dee’s back, jailing her against her own body. Inadvertantly, this way, she pushed Dee’s already warm tights against hers, allowing their intimate fur to touch, creating for a second a faint stream fo electricity. The small aromred piece had slid lower than it used to be, due to the sweat forming o Nayomi’s skin and her constant waving. She was definitely on the good way…  This sudden discharge created the effect of a powerful thrust in Dee’s aroused intimacy… For a second, she stayed there, her back arched, eyes widden as the shock was making its way to her head, then ran back to where it came from…

For a second, she was about to lose it…

When her mind came back from the peek of heaven she experienced, She freed one of the hands she had busy stroking Nayomi’s armor, and began to lower it, slowly, painfully slowly… Now she was rubbing Nayomi supple and lovely belly, going right on her caprice, then rising back to her chest, right under her breasts.

She was going to take it slowly… For she wanted it to be a memorable time…

"I love how you look, clothed or naked… And that’s not the only thing I love about you…" She whispered, landing a small peck on Nayomi’s lips, almost breaking her already fading focus… Her armor was growing thinner by the minute…

Dee loved the way Nayomi made her feel, and she was sure to be loved the same way…

Was there a greater definition of love?

Zale just laughed at the atempt to frighten him as lightning stuck him creating a flash twice as bright as Celestia did. When she shook off the blindness she was faced with a dragon who was so large she barely stood taller than his eye was. A truly

Colossal dragon. Around them the sky was dark and thunder cracked all around. His voice was projected into her mind in a much deeper tone now. “I am much more powerful than you and I’m at least 6 times as old”

What a foolish being… He now showed up his true colors… For sure he was huge and truly a force to reckon with… And if they went to a clash, she wasn’t sure she could compete for long…

Curse her weakened state… Curse her lack of foreseeing…

But now was neither the good time to mourne on failure, neither the time for another clash of power…

Yet, a second after his speech was done making the ground tremble and shatter around him, she took off. In a powerful swinging of her wings, she was in front of his face.

He was a good 10 stores tall, but it was nothing but a warm-up for her to reach his face…

"Well… Now that you proved that you can yell the loudest of us both, why won’t you come back to the ground, so we could have a civilzed talk?"

A hint of anger and spite crossed the dragon’s eyes, and he snorted loudly, creating a cloud of noxious smoke that covered the alicorn for a second…

She exited the patch of smoke, coughing and fighting the urge to drink fresh water to chase the awful aftertaste she still had… When she came back to normal, she resumed looking straight at him…

"Or perhaps would you enjoys ome company to our private chat? I wonder if the Equestrian royal guards, or even the Elements would notice a huge, overwhelming dragon in the middle of nowhere… Wanna bet?"

She had a point… Despite his power, he didn’t want some annoying whelps to disturb them…

He looks at her. How pitiful but pity will not help the situation. He slowly crouches to her level as he puts a hand on her shoulder. He looks directly at her eyes with an intent to help her. He suddenly holds her shoulders and he slowly embraces her

As he took her in his arms, slowly nearing her aching and shaking chest from his, her breathing quickened and became frantic…

It wasn’t how it had to happen! It was not!!!

"Please! Leave me alone! I’m… I’m meant to destroy and hurt!" Her speech became less and less logical as he touched her, his chest waving in calm and intense moves against hers, sending waves of both arousal and soothing calm to her own chest…

Her wings fluttered violently, creating huge streams of air behind her, empowering the flames that had now surrounded them… But, strangely enough, the flames never went any closer. They were here, dangerously close, but even this pure force of destruction wasn’t going to interrupt them…

His cheek met hers, and her own heat rushed into him, making his cold and calm body sweat and become slowly but surely glistening, tantalizing…

But now wasn’t yet the time to let desires take over… There was too much conflicting emotions in the darkened alicorn to let any room for anything else…

He let his head rest on her shoulder, making as much contact as he could to cool her down, to let her know that she wasn’t doomed to end this way, that there will always be ponies to help her…

Painfully, like she had a wooden piece for a spine, her neck lowered, attracted to the soft flesh of his neck. A part of her wanted to bite him to blood, make him pay for his pride of touching a goddess without her consent, but another was more on kissing it, for she found his bold move just the perfect frosting for an already appetizing changeling…

As the two passionated parts struggled, another appeared, the one that should’ve been buried forever… Well, at least until…

Her breath became slow and calm, and so did the flames around them. Nuzzling his neck and cheek, she let a calm and healing happiness take over her, and pushed a bit on her embrace, about to make one with the changeling that dared walking to her…

The first step of Dee’s moments of rest^^
I quite like how it turned^^

The first step of Dee’s moments of rest^^

I quite like how it turned^^

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