This is the story of Chalia, a changeling princess who defied the odds and saved Equestria from a terrible fate. Which, yeah, I wrote. It’s kinda long, but who cares. Okay it’s reeaally long, deal with it. Oh well. Enjoy!
Twilight Sparkle was excitedly trotting through the Everfree forest to see Zecora. She had been looking forward to this day for weeks. Zecora had been working on a potion that could bring spirits into your home and tell the future! It was exciting. She was there before she knew it. Zecora greeted her and prepared for the spirit. “Ah, my friend, I’m glad you are here. It is the day for the spirit to appear.” Zecora said smoothly. “Okay, is it time to drink it?” Twilight asked eagerly. “Yes, Twilight, I am prepared. When the spirit comes, do not be scared!” Zecora took a breath and gulped down the swirly amythest mixture. She shuddered. “Prophecy,” she muttered shakily. Her back arched, and she began to rise up into the air, misty serpents of smoke swirled around her, and her eyes burst with white light. She blasted the Canterlot Royal Voice as the spoke the prophecy.
- Three sacred alicorns royal
- A rainbow pegasus always loyal
- A work horse honest and true
- A pegasus kindness through and through
- An earth pony’s laughter and fun
- A unicorn’s generosity never done
- The unicorn’s magic wins hooves down
- Not her, but the one who was kicked from the town
- Ursa major undefeated
- But a kind soul truly needed
- Old foes are back and stunning
- Equestria’s days are quickly running
- In darkest doom and falling skies
- Born of evil, and alicorn will rise
- Her origins are dark and dank
- No cutie mark is on her flank
- If Equestria wants to save their land
- The foe now must understand
- Evil is not what it seems
- Quick to judge will die in screams.
And with that, the spirit left and Zecora fell to the floor, unconsious.
Zecora’s eyes slowly opened up as her friends prodded her awake. She was in a room with all six of her friends from Ponyville, and the three princesses from Canterlot. “Thank you all for coming,” Twilight Sparkle announced. “I gathered you all here because of a troubling prophecy from Zecora. A spirit possesed her and this is what it said.” Twilight read aloud a copy of the prophecy. “That is very interesting, Twilight,” said Celestia regally. “I believe the ‘three sacred princess’ are me, my sister, and Cadence. And the beginning part refers to you six. It sounds like your elements. Except… Do you know what that line could mean, ‘Not her, but the one who was kicked from the town’?” Applejack looked around at the other mares as Twilight dipped her head. “I think we know, your highness,” Applejack responded. “Trixie?” said Fluttershy quietly. Luna sensed the awkwardness hanging in the air. “We’ll, um, we’ll work that out later. What’s all that about an evil alicorn with no cutie mark?” Luna said, a little nervous. Pinkie Pie stepped forward. “And that creepy line at the end! About dying in screams! Eeeek!” Pinkie Pie jumped at the thought. Cadence jumped into the middle of the clamouring ponies. “Enough! We’re all just talking about it when we need to be working this out! Let’s get hooves on the ground, everypony.” Pinkie cocked her head. “But our hooves are on the ground!” she said. “Does anyone know another another alicorn, particularly and evil one?” asked Cadence asked, ignoring the pink pony’s incompotence. Applejack looked a little annoyed for a moment then she spoke. “I’m not going to be a liar. I need to tell the truth to all of you. Rainbow, you tell them.” Rainbow Dash looked down, then up at the alicorns. “Well, maybe there might be a, um, a really nice, cool, not evil mare who happens to be a changeling But she’s really cool and so not evil!! She’s awesome and not at all a threat to Equestria!” Celestia stared into the cyan pony’s eyes. “I believe you. Bring her here.” Rainbow Dash salutes her and dashed out a window. Celestia’s gaze settled on Applejack. “How did you discover this changeling? Now it was Applejack’s turn to look at the ground. “I cought them playing in the clouds together when I was harvesting apples. She doesn’t seem mean, but ya’ll know changelings, they can be a mite deceptive.” Celestia looked up as an unfarmiliar voice seeped through the windows. “Where’r we going, Ray?” Then a rainbow shot through the window followed by a barreling form of black and blue-green. She had hair just like Rainbow’s but blue-green and full of holes, as were her legs. The changeling looked Celestia straight in the eye as the princess stepped forward, giving the smaller mare a menacing glare. Unexpectedly, the black mare reverently knelt, bowing to the floor in the presence of the godess. “You must be the princess of legend I have been hearing about. I have heard many tales about your regal and glorious rule. I am a peasant before you, O majestic queen.” She added quietly, “And your mane is to die for.” Celestia looked astonished. She had been expecting resistance, even violence from the changeling now at her hooves. Celestia stood shocked, her mouth agape, as the mare walked over to Luna and bowed, not quite as lowly, but still impressive. “The same goes for you, beautiful princess of the night. You have held this land in harmony along with your sister through the toughest of times, and for that I admire you beyond measure.” She then bowed lowest of all before Cadence.It was a little awkward as she had the same size and build as her. “And you, Princess Mi Amore Cadenza. I will never forgive myself for being forced to play a role in that disaster the queen created. You are an amazing mare, and a very lucky one to be married to that hunk”. Twilight’s jaw dropped as the changeling pressed on. “I sincerely apologize for what my mother has done.” The entire room gasped. “YOUR MOTHER?!” “Yes, my mother is the Queen of the Changelings.” Rarity stepped a pinch closer. “And your father?” she asked delicately. The black mare shied her head away an mumbled something incomprehensible. “Just a bit louder, darling.” “D*mubmle*” the changeling muttered. “One more time?” encouraged Rarity. “DISCORD! HAPPY?” The changeling shouted in the unicorn’s face, her fangs exposed. Luna put 2 and 2 together. “So you are the daughter of Queen Chrysallis and Discord? So you are a princess. Of… chaotic changelings.” The mare sunk to the floor, ineffectively covering her face with her hole ridden hooves. Rainbow Dash appeared at her side, stroking her mane. “She has a name you know. Call her Chalia.” Celestia stepped up to Chalia. “I would like a moment alone with Chalia.” The ponies began to clear the room. Chalia bowed her head respectively towards the huge alicorn. Celestia began. “You were brought here because of a prophecy that I believe you play a role in. I would like to gather as much information as I can about you. Please tell me about your fillyhood, Chalia.” Chalia looked the princess in the eye. “It’s complicated.” “Nooo, It wouldn’t be at all complicated with Discord as a father.” “Don’t mock me!” It was the first time Chalia had used that kind of voice with a princess. “I respect athourity, but I will not be mocked,” asserted Chalia. “Anyway,” she continued. ” I had a complicated childhood. You know how they say two wrongs make a right, or two negatives make a positive, I’m like that. My parents are two negatives, so I was born a positive. I was born a pure, alicorn, filly. With silky smooth hair, perfect legs, everything. My dad says I was beyond beautiful. Prettiest thing he’s ever seen. Everyone who knew me back then says I was really a sight to see. But such purity and harmony wasn’t meant for that world. So every day my coat became darker, my hair messier, and my legs hole-ier. And now, look at me. My mom did the whole wedding thing, but the spell Cadence & Shining Armour used only banished evil intent. I meant no wrong, so I stayed in Equestria, found Ponyvile, met Rainbow Dash, and here we are.”
Celestia had kept a perfect poker face the entire time. “Well. That’s interesting. Thank you, Chalia.” Chalia stood awkwardly for a moment, then went back to join Rainbow Dash as Celestia gave herself some time to think. Rarity piped up. “Well, this whole time I’ve just been dying to see what I can do with your look. Let’s get you to my boutique and put you in something nice, shall we?” The group migrated towards Rarity’s place as Rainbow and Chalia fluttered along at the pack of the pack. “So, Chali, what did the princess want to know?” Chalia responded with slight sarcasm and annoyance, “She wanted to know my whole story from fillyhood to now. For the prophecy.” “Huh.” Rainbow responded, deep in thought.
“Ooh darling, you look simply fabulous in this! And let’s put this here- Oh yes, that looks amazing! You simply must come to my salon more often!” Rarity chattered as Chalia endured her third fitting. Dress up was never her thing. Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Applejack talked amongst themselves. Rainbow Dash was nodding sympatheticly as Rarity tightend the ribbon on her neck, then changed the color, then tried another color, then switched it back. But Twilight Sparkle was glaring at Chalia. “What?” Chalia asked. “It’s not like I’m gonna start attacking you and stealing your love for power!” Twilight gave her one final look and turned towards the other mares. Rarity furiously hacked away at a piece of fabric, attached it to her flank, and stepped back. ” A masterpiece. Just lovely.” The other mares looked at her and their jaws dropped to the floor, their eyes watering. Chalia turned to the mirror and almost started crying. She looked stunning. This was the first time she had ever felt beauty since her fillyhood. She could have passed for an angel any day. “You can keep it, if you like it,” said Rarity. Keep it? Keep this treasure that has brought me more joy than anything? she thought to herself. Chalia’s response to Rarity was to cry with joy. And cry. And cry. Rarity really was the most generous pony in Equestria. Chalia had never known such generosity as Rarity’s. “You look so amazing!! Let’s have a PARTY!!!” Pinkie Pie was jumping up and down laughing and giggling with delight. And they partied. Hard.
They were all on their way out the door of Rarity’s boutique when Celestia appeared in front of them. “Follow me,” she said calmly. They followed her to a tall building. They went around it to the back alley. “Trixie, come out,” Celestia called. Trixie sulked out, her head hung low, until she saw Chalia. “Chali!!” she squealed. They ran up to eachother and hugged tightly. “Chal? You know Trixie?” Rainbow questioned. Trixie answered for her. “Of course I know ChaliCat! We knew eacthother as fillies! She was the most beautif- ” Chalia cut her off. “We’ve been friends for a long time. We both know the feeling of, well, being hated.” Trixie nodded at her friend. “But you both deserve to be hated!” Twilight snapped. “You evil, friend-stealing, power-obbsessed- ” Rainbow Dash stepped in front of her, wings outstretched to protect her friends. “Sorry Twi, but I’m loyal to my friends.” Twilight’s horn burned with magic energy, ready to strike at Rainbow. Rainbow’s eyes glowed with anticipation and raised an eyebrow in challenge. Wow, thought Chalia. Rainbow Dash is practically risking her life for me. Now that’s loyalty. Rainbow Dash reared up, stretching her wings out to protect both ponies behind her. This is the real deal when it comes to loyalty. Right as Twilight prepared to strike, Rainbow Dash flinching, ready to absorb the blow, Celestia stepped in between them. “I will not have you killing these three innocent ponies!” Celestia roared. “INNOCENT?!?” Twilight screamed. She screamed again and ran off. “Celestia turned to the remaining ponies. Trixie has told me her story. Well actually, I read it on this mare’s blog. You should read it, it’s really amazing. It’s https://peaceluvpuppies4ever101.wordpress.com . But anyway, I have found her to be quite innocent and she will be a part of the prophecy. Meet me back at the place we started out at.” And with that, Celestia left.
The ponies began making thier long journey back. They talked a lot. Apparently, they all despised a certain young stallion named Justin Bieber. Hated him more than anything. They were all talking and laughing about how much they just loathed the stallion. They each said one by one what they hated most about him. When it got to Fluttershy, she surprised them all. “Well, I don’t really hate him at all,” she said softly. They all gasped their lungs out, and Rarity fainted. “Well, I don’t really like him, I just don’t see why he gets all this hate.” Chalia was utterly speechless. This pony’s kindness was insane! She takes it way too far. To not hate Justin Beiber! Wow. They walked/carried Rarity the rest of the way in flabbergasted silence.
When the arrived, everyone who was orignally there was there. Twilight stood by Luna, glaring at the ponies like death. Luna spoke up. “We’ve decoded the prophecy. We will put a check by everything completed.
Three sacred alicorns royal. Yes, they’re here, Check.
A rainbow pegasus always loyal. Trixie stepped in. “Rainbow risked her life for me and Chalia. Check.”
A work horse honest and true. Cadence intercepted. “It was Applejack who revealed Chalia to us! Check.”
A pegasus kindness through and through. Rarity chimed in. “However impossible, Fluttershy doesn’t hate Justin Beiber! Check!!!”
An earth pony’s laughter and fun. Fluttershy said quietly, “Pinkie Pie threw a party all because Rarity made Chalia a dress. Check, I think.”
A unicorn’s generosity never done. Chalia spoke. “Rarity gave me the most meangful gift I’ve ever gotten. Check!”
A unicorn’s magic win’s handsdown, not her, but the one who was kicked from the town. Twilight grumbled, “The princess brought it here.”
Ursa Major undefeated but a kind soul truly needed. Trixie piped up, “I needed all of your kind souls.”
Old foes back and stunning. Twilight stepped up. “Wrong! There were no old foes, unless you mean these two old foes.” Applejack stepped towards her. “Actually, Twilight, sugar, we have seen our old foe. The other ponies nodded in agreement. “WHO? Was she invisible? ‘Cause I haven’t seen any foes other than IT.” spat Twilight. Pinkie stared the purple pony in the eyes. “YOU haven’t seen her at all! Because she IS you! You’ve been been super mean to these nice ponies because of assumtions YOU chose to make! Our old foe is Discorded Twilight! Check!” shouted Pinkie.
Equestria’s days are quickly running. Pinkie continued. “Twilight is the element of magic. Equestria would crumble without it! Check!”
In darkest doom and falling skies, born of evil, and alicorn will rise. “Check,” said Celestia. “Chalia,” she said as if that were her answer.
Her origins are dark and dank, not cutie mark is on her flank. “Changelings don’t have cutie marks,” Chalia shrugged.
If Equestria wants to save their land, the foe now must understand evil is not what it seems quick to judge will die in screams. Everyone looked a Twilight. “Okay! I give up. I’m so sorry, Chalia. It’s just, what you’re kind did at the wedding, and your comment about my brother, it just- I’m so sorry!!” Chalia’s eyes flashed green. “YOU WILL BE.” She said in a bone-chilling voice. “Kidding!” Everyone laughed so hard they almost forgot about the prophecy. Twilight continued, “And Trixie, I am so sorry If I put you off, you remember that day, I was just so ticked off. I’m really sorry. All of you. I’m sorry if anything I did today hurt your feelings. I just want to be friends.”
A blinding white flash of light exploded through the room, and when the light receded, all of the six ponies were wearing their element necklaces, and Trixie wearing Twilight’s crown. She looked over at Twilight. The purple unicorn smiled and dipped her head, giving Trixie permission to wear it. Everyone kind of knew what they had to do already. They were going to use the Elements of Harmony on Chalia and turn her back into an alicorn princess. They all got in their formation with Trixie in front. They all rose up into the air, their element’s shimmering and glowing. Trixie’s eyes opened up full of light. A rainbow shot up into the air, landing right on Chalia. (Sorry if I kind of suck at writing right now, I’ts 5:10 am and I’ve been up all night typing this.)
Everyone gasped. Rarity fainted again. They would have had the same reactions if Celestia had just resigned as princess. No, if Celestia killed the entire population of Equestria and moved to Jupiter. Chalia got up, and Pinkie Pie fainted. Rainbow stuttered, “Chal- cha- chalia???” Celestia gasped, “Chalia, you said you were beautiful, not utterly stunningly breathtakingly oh uh uuh!” And she fainted. Chalia walked over to a reflective glass wall. She looked indescriable!!!!! Perfect EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Except for one thing… she was still a blank flank. Cadence managed to speak. “You never got your cutie mark, did you?” Chalia looked down. “I guess not. Cadence paused, then spoke again. “I have an idea. try to turn yourself back into a changeling. Trust me.” Chalia looked at her like the was crazy. “Trust me, I know what I’m doing!” Cadence responded. Chalia’s horn shimmered with magic, and she began to shrink back into changeling size, fangs growing, holes piercing themselves into her legs. She was a changeling again. “Do it again. Change yourself back,” Cadence encouraged. Chalia gulped, and repeated her spell.
“Wow! That’s such a cool cutie mark! How’d you get it? Huh? Huh? How?” Hyper Pinkie Pie bounced around Chalia and her new cutie mark. “I got it when I discovered I could change myself from changeling princess to alicorn beauty. Do you like it?” Pinkie shot up into the air, as only Pinkie can, and shouted, ” I LOVE IT!!! ” Rarity began to wake up at all the commotion. “Wha, What’s going on?” Chalia replied cooly, ” I got my cutie mark. It’s a diamond with loops for each corner. Inside is a diamond like on your cutie mark with a line cutting it in half down the middle. Surrounding one half is darkness, the other half is rays of light. It means I may be a beautiful alicorn, but I will always be a changeling in my heart.”
Fluttershy piped up, “What are you going to now, Chalia?”
“Oh, I had hoped to go home to my family.” That brought down the mood. “But I will always remember you guys! And I have this *slaps her cutie mark* to prove it.” Celestia stepped forward and nuzzled the young alicorn. “Good luck on your way, Princess Chalia.” Chalia smiled, turned, and went on her way.
The End ☺