>>4611>Sunset shakes her head, it was just a mater of days, maybe hours and she knew it.
“No more spike, No more.”>She looks at the small blue unicorn.
“What is your name little one”
“Trixie Ma’am,”>She looks up at the yellow pony.
“Trixie, some day you are going to be great and powerful.”>She takes an orb and hands it to her.
“And you will need this when you do.”
>Trixie looks over it surprised.
“But I can’t take this, I only gave you water.”
>Sunset shakes her head.
“It’s a gift; I want you to hide it until you need it. I hope you never will”>Frowning she grabs a rope and ties it around her neck.
“I hope to see you again someday” >She hands the rope to spike.
“Sis what are you doing. You can’t do what I think you are”
>Nodding she just looks at him through blurred eyes.
“I can’t do this; I can’t put you through anymore. Tie me up and take me back to Canterlot. You… you can be a hero.”
“You can’t, what will happen to you.”
“I assume they will keep me alive until they can find that last element, but at least you will be safe”
>Celestia waited for news of Sunset, but though the joys of finding Twilight had given her some new life she had used up every ounce that it afforded her. >She saw the writing on the wall, and had instructed her council to retrieve the elements at all cost. >She would never live to see Sunset drug in and imprisoned. One her death bed she asked only one thing.
“Cibel my friend, I have not much longer now. Please keep Spike safe”>Falling asleep she never awoke as the night rose around her. >The guards arriving with Sunset felt the darkness as the queen of Canterlot left this earthly coil.
>To Sunset’s surprise she felt tears form on her face. >Regret fills her heart as she thinks back to the memories of the one she had considered a mother for years.
“I never knew” >She whispered as they led her to her cell.