Pinkie stirred in her bed, and the ponies gathered around her froze, slowly turning their eyes towards her.
Pinkie opened her mouth, and the ponies in the room’s jaws hit the floor.
Pinkie began to speak, and Twilight began to cry.
“Wasn’t there something called the Elements once?”
“You’re okay!” came a unanimous cry, tearfilled.
“You didn’t answer the question.”
“Yes, Pinkie,” sighed Twilight, ruffling Pinkie’s mane gently. “Once there was. We’re the only ones that remember though, as far as we can tell. If someone else remembered, what would happen?”
In another section of Canterlot Hospital, a now rundown building, sat a near-creme unicorn.
“I know there was something once, something peaceful. Do you guys remember?” asked Sweetie Belle, turning towards her two friends.
“You’re out of your coma!” they exclaimed simultaneously, embracing her. She shook them off, waving her hooves.
“Do you guys remember? Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, and Applejack, and their friends. They were all a part of something. Something big, something peaceful. Harmony maybe?” she asked, puzzling over the just-out-of-reach memory.
“Ah know wha’ ya mean,” continued Apple Bloom, scratching her head. “Applejack was… something with an L. Loyalty? Or was it Honesty?”
“Rainbow Dash was the L one!” exclaimed Scootaloo suddenly, sitting up from her shocked thoughts.
Deep under Canterlot Castle, a small, subtle glow began to pulse from a worn golden box. Its caretaker, an alicorn that had clearly once been pure, ponified beauty, sat up, staring at it intently. As the glow intensified, she visibly relaxed, and her greasy locks gained the slightest wave.
“Sis! Sis!” exclaimed a yellow blur, bursting into Pinkie’s hospital room with a yelp.
“Now calm down, Apple Bloom. Wha’s the commotion fer?” asked Applejack, affectionately swatting Apple Bloom on her hammer-covered flank.
“D’you guys remember… the Elements of Harmony?”
As the ponies in the room each gasped, an ‘aha’ expression covering their faces, the sun outside shone a little brighter.
Bang, eighteen minutes. I’m back, by the way. Life was craaaaaaaazy, and now it’s calmed down enough for me to do what I love again. First prompt I’m back to has me writing a novel. Keep an eye out for more on FIMFic, with the username Golden Delicious!
Very interesting. I have so many questions. I wonder what happened to Pinkie and why Sweetie Belle was in a coma. Why doesn’t anyone remember the Elements of Harmony? You have an interesting premise going here, and I wish you the best of luck on your expansion over at FiMFic. Good job!