“Now, go, my little ponies! The fate of all Equestria lies within your hooves!”
Princess Celestia watched as her faithful student galloped off with her friends to find the missing Elements of Harmony, leaving with only a silent nod of conviction. Twilight understood the importance of her mission, and would stop at nothing to bring an end to Discord’s chaotic rampage, Celestia knew. She beamed with pride as she thought of how far they’ve come; she had complete faith in all of them, and trusted that they would be enough to get the job done. Which was good, because the princess herself had… other matters to attend to.
The able-bodied sun goddess turned to exit the stained-glass hallway, going through a secret door found within its walls to trot down the hidden spiral-staircase it lead to. The steps went on to open up into a long-disused tunnel, musty, blue-brick walls covered with moss and dirt, and the numerous alleys and corridors lining the sides had long since collapsed; all, that is, except for one. Celestia stepped delicately through the dilapidated passageway, rounding the corner to the lone opening and pressing a small, almost invisible button on the wall of the apparent dead-end. She only had to wait a minute before the ruined brick wall rose up into the ceiling, to reveal a stainless-steel room filled with computers, guns, and devices of all kinds and shapes, and a small, robotic pony dressed in a rather spiffy looking tuxedo. As the princess stepped inside, the robo-pony whirred to life, metallic eyelids shuttering open as its eyes lit up with a green light.
“Good afternoon, princess,” The robot chirped in an overly-happy, mechanical voice. “It has been a while since you have made use of this facility!”
Celestia only smiled, patting the small robot with nostalgic affection. “It’s been a while since I’ve needed it. How is everything doing?”
“All devices are running at one-hundred percent capacity, and teleporters are ready to go at will.”
“Good.” The princess walked around examining the numerous weapons and gadgets at her disposal. It’d been… thousands of years? Maybe more, since she’s had to deal with the ‘Other’ – monstrous beings brought forth from another dimension – all brought about by Discord’s powerful ‘chaotic probability’ magics. They were the ‘minions’ of Discord, whether he summoned them intentionally or not, and if Discord was back, invariably, so were they. And if they were back, well, somepony had to deal with them. She went to pick up one of her past-time favorites, a long, silver-barreled rune pistol with her insignia carved into the handle, and began to polish it lovingly with the cleaning rag on the large, metallic table in the center of the room.
Her robotic friend sidled up to her, looking up at her earnestly. “Shall I call upon the Princess of the Moon?”
The sun goddess thought on it for a while, before nodding her head. “Yes. Tell her that it’ll be just like old times.”
The small robo-pony bowed in response, and opened up a hatch in its chest to reveal a laser lens that it used to scan a portion of the metal plated wall, which opened up to reveal an elevator of sorts in response. The Princess of the Sun listened as the robotic pony took the elevator up to her sister’s room, before going over to a capsule in the back and opening it up, revealing a pair of sleek, black tuxedoes and two pairs of sunglasses hanging neatly inside. Celestia took a pair of sunglasses off of their rack, slowly breaking out into a smile as she donned the mysterious looking shades.
“Let’s rock this.”
Norse Pony’s comments: Haha, this was awesome. The Bondian feel of it, and the image of Celestia as a complete badass, really tickled me. I also like the worldbuilding aspect of it, the idea that Celestia has advanced technology from ancient eras that she keeps under lock and key, for just such an occasion. Just great stuff all around. Kudos from me.