Five Nights at Pinkie's
Edited by darkponyD
Ch. 7 - Night 5: It All Ends Now
I stared at the empty stage, those last words repeating in my head. 'Soon they will all know the joy of creation.'
Whatever that meant, I didn't want a part of it.
But I kept my cool, I took a deep breath in, and a deep breath out. I found Apple Jack in the closet. And Rarity was right outside my door.
"Nope!" I said, slamming the door in her face.
I looked for Pinkie Pie and found her eyes in the darkness of the dining area. Good, they're all where I want them. I watched Cloud's Cove and Rainbow was just sticking her head out. I turned the tablet off and watched the clock change from 12:00 to 1:00, I had 80% power left. I then stretched my wings.
"Let's do this." I said, turning on the camera to sneak a quick look at Cloud's Cove. Rainbow Dash was still just peeking her head out. I checked the left door, clear. I turned on the light on the right side, Rarity was gone. I opened the door and turned my camera on to see Pinkie was still in the dining area and Rainbow was still just peeking her head out. I checked the door lights, both sides were clear.
"Alright. Well, this is going smoothly enough." I said.
I checked the east hall and found that newspaper again. 'Five kids killed in famous pizzeria." I was about to read the rest when I remembered that Rainbow doesn't like not being watched. I looked at Cloud's Cove and saw Rainbow gone.
I slammed the left door closed and heard her hit the door, thankfully, one time and return to Cloud's Cove. I opened the door and checked how much power I had left: 65%. It was 2:00. I was okay-ish with this. It wasn't the best, but I was fine with it. I checked for Pinkie again, she was gone. I checked the bathroom, figuring that's where she'd go next, and I was right. She was just peeking her head out of one of the stalls.
I checked for Apple Jack and she was at the west hallway, she wasn't close enough to worry about, but I'd better keep my guard up. I checked on Rainbow and she hadn't even poked her head out yet. I turned the tablet off and started to think about tomorrow. I was pretty confident that I'd be able to survive the night, but that doesn't mean I don't need to remain cautionary. So I checked on everypony, clear. I even got to open the left door again.
"Wait a minute." I thought. "This is too easy." I said. "Where's the surprises?"
I turned the camera tablet off and checked the doors, clear. I then checked Cloud's Cove, Rainbow was coming for me.
I shut the left door and checked the right one, clear of Rarity. I opened the left one and turned on the cameras, looking for Pinkie Pie. She wasn't in the bathroom anymore, she was in the east hall corner, giving the widest smile ever. She didn't even seem to care that her metallic face was breaking. She just smiled. I checked on Rainbow, clear. And then checked on the door lights, not clear. I closed both doors and started to freak out a bit.
"Oh man. Am I going to have enough power!?" I thought. I needed the two animatronics to move. NOW.
After a bit I checked on them all, they were all away from the doors. Apple Jack was in the backstage room, Rarity was in the dining area, Pinkie Pie back in the bathroom, and Rainbow Dash just peeking her head out.
I saw the newspaper in the east hall and decided to scan it over really quick.
"5 kids were lured to the backstage of Equestrian famous 'Pinkie's Party Palace' by a pony dressed as one of the characters and killed the children. The bodies were never found."
I then found another one underneath that one.
"Famous Pizzeria's conditions are put in question when famous 'Rainbow Dash' bites a child's head, killing her instantly. There are also multiple reports of oozing liquid emerging out of the mouths and eyes of the famous 'Pinkie Pie' and her two other friends.
I then turned my attention to power and the time. I could make this. It just turned 4:00 and I had enough power to get through, as long as Rainbow doesn't knock out any of my power.
I checked on Cloud's Cove and she was gone. I checked the west hall and shut the door fearfully when I saw her flying down the hallway. I couldn't believe her! The one thing I didn't need her to do and she does it anyways! I heard her bang on the door five times, knocking me down to 5% power, at 4:00.
"No." I said quietly. "NO!" I said, a little louder. This was it. I was done. No matter what happens I won't be able to live though the night. But I wouldn't go out without a fight. I checked on them, they were all in their places. The time turned to 5:00 and the tablet started to glitch out.
"What the heck?" I said, hitting it trying to make it work. I was looking down the east hallway when it glitched, and all of the posters down it were changed to photo negative versions of themselves. With stuff coming out of the mouths of the pony animatronics on them. I was kind of freaked out. I looked around and noticed something. They were all gone. That's it. They weren't there anymore. I looked all over for them, no luck. I figured they were in the kitchen since it was the only room with it's camera busted, and I did hear noise coming from there.
I kind of freaked out. "Where are you?" I kept repeating to myself. I turned off the tablet to check the door lights. Only to get a free heart attack when I saw the purple animatronic machine in the room with me.
I saw it there and expected it to jump at me, shove me in a suit to die. But nothing happened. It just sat there. The machine looked hallow, like it didn't even have an exoskeleton. It was purple, a unicorn like Rarity. And just sat there. Black, empty, soulless eyes. Purple, empty body. Just sitting there. I opened my mouth to say, something, to it. But shut my mouth when I heard whispering not unlike the whispering I had heard the yesterday. Only this time I knew it was the animatron in front of me that was saying it. It was repeating "It's me." over and over again, not stopping.
The whispering became louder, and louder. Then, it got quiet as the power shut off. I could still see as if the power were still on, but it was darker than usual outside.
I then saw Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash walk into the room from the west door. Pinkie Pie and Rarity walked in through the door on the right.
"No." I said. This was it. I was going to die.
The whispering was becoming annoying, unending. The purple animatron kept whispering, and wouldn't stop. I shut my eyes and waited for them to just end it already. I started to remember Aurora's face again, it seemed to give me happiness to remember her face. Then the whispering became louder. It was almost like the animatronics wanted to annoy me to death then stuff me into a suit.
I then saw my life flash before my eyes, stopping at one spot. The backstage. In the backstage we had an exoskeleton without it's suit on. We always had one back there in case one of their exoskeletons messed up.
'Why did they leave that one alone?' I thought.
The whispering became louder, until it was all I could hear. Then I started to remember the incident, how happy everything began. Then things went bad.
"...1986..." Pinkie said.
"...5 kids..." Rainbow said.
"...6 victims..." Rarity said.
"...1 bite..." Apple Jack said.
"...It's me..." The purple one said.
I then opened my eyes. It all came back to me. The reason why they're going after me only.
The five kids.
The oozing stuff coming out of the animatronic's mouths and eyes.
They were the kids who were murdered, were inside of the suits right in front of my eyes.
And they were only coming after me.
Because I'm the one who killed them.
I remembered everything.
September 20th, 1986
I was forced to, I didn't want to. But somepony was threatening me to do it. It was an employee who was fired just a year ago. He kidnapped me and told me what to do, and what he'd do to make sure I did it. He wanted me to do it so that he wouldn't be suspected. He was everywhere I was, always watching, if I even tried to tell anypony who was the real mastermind then he'd kill me, Fluttershy, and whoever got in his way.
I didn't want to. But I had to. I was in the backroom, the days had all gotten mixed up in my head. I had no idea what day it was. But I knew that I had to do what he had said, he was in the building with me, to make sure I did as he told. I got myself in a suit, to keep my identity a secret, and got five kids to go backstage. We had all of the animatronics back there. I had arranged for them to be back there so I could make some repairs on them. I then killed the kids, one by one. I panicked after that. He didn't tell me what to do after that. I turned around and saw the animatronics that I had called to be put in there. I was thankful that I did that. I even had the purple animatronic that we keep in the kitchen in there.
I shoved the kid's bodies inside of the suits. Making sure no part of their bodies stuck out. I looked at the clock and realized it was time for Pinkie and her friends to go on stage. Sweating bullets, I put them on stage, turned them on, and ran back to the backstage. There was one more body to take care of. I shoved the body into the Rainbow Dash outfit, but when I put her head on I accidentally bumped into her. She fell and hit the ground hard.
I heard somepony behind me tell me to hurry up and put Rainbow back in Cloud's Cove. He noticed that Rainbow had hit the ground and said he wouldn't tell anypony. I nodded at him and chuckled nervously while rolling her back to Cloud's Cove. I put her back and turned her back on, just in time too. I scanned the crowd in the stage area and found the stallion. He mouthed to me 'Where are they?' I nodded my head at Rainbow and then towards the stage. He mouthed 'sick' to me.
"So, who thinks they're-they're-they're-they're." I began to get nervous, Rainbow was starting to glitch out. I hit her and it seemed to fix the problem.
"Who thinks they're brave enough to come up to the mighty Rainbow Dash?" She said.
A little filly ran towards her from the crowd. I took a while to envy the kid, her eyes so full of joy and wonder. Looking upon Rainbow as if she were the best thing in Equestria. The little filly stopped in front of Rainbow, front legs spread so she could get a hug from Rainbow. Rainbow looked down at the kid and bent down.
"What?" I thought. "That isn't hugging pose. That isn't hugging pose." I kept thinking.
Rainbow then opened her jaws wide and took a huge chunk out of the kid's head and dropped the piece on the ground.
At first, there was silence, nopony daring to speak. Then there were screams.
"Oh Faust." I said. "No."
"Wow." I heard the stallion say. "That's going to definitely get this place shut down. Good job there friend." He held out his hoof, but I just slapped it away.
"What is wrong with you?" I said, tears began forming in my eyes. There was only supposed to be five victims.
"Oh, come on. It's done! You completed the job man!" He said.
"You heartless, worthless, waste of life." I said. I ran out of there before he could answer and went home. I couldn't believe what happened. And now my hooves were covered in blood. I washed them off and looked in the mirror. "What am I going to do now?" I kept asking myself.
Eventually they found the footage of what I did. It was all on tape. I was scared throughout the entire trial, not saying a word to anypony. Not looking up, not even looking at Fluttershy who was sitting in the crowd. I lost, obviously, and was put in jail for five years. Which was the longest time you could be in jail back then.
All those five years I did my best to just forget everything that happened, and it worked, kind of. I could never forget seeing Rainbow bite that kid's head, and I could never forget her face.
I spent five years knowing one thing, I'm a monster.
And the one who put me up to it, he would get away from it all. Completely fine.
I had finally remembered.
All of it.
What I had done.
Out of all of these creatures in this room with me, I was the biggest monster out of all of them.
I mumbled something, causing them all, except the purple one, to lean forward. As if they were asking me to speak up.
"I'm sorry." I said.
The creatures backed up, and started chuckling. I knew that my apologies wouldn't work, but I felt a moral obligation to apologize for what I had done, even if it wouldn't work.
"I'm sorry. I'm so, so, so sorry." I said. Tears were forming in my eyes and I was sobbing. "I'm a monster. I'm not saying that I expect you all to forgive me, I'm just saying that I need to say that I'm sorry. It wasn't all me. I was put up to it." The creatures just stared at each other, then back to me. "I didn't want to kill any of you, honest, but I was forced to. If I didn't then the man would kill me, Fluttershy, and everypony who meant the world to me." The creatures seemed to light up a little at the mention of Fluttershy. "I'm a disgusting pony. What I did was a disgusting waste of pony life. It was a mistake that I wish I could take back. But I can't. Faust knows I should die. And now seems to be the appropriate time for it to happen." I said. I held my head up high, shutting my eyes as tight as I could. I had myself braced for the pain of it all. But it never came.
I opened my eyes and the creatures were all staring at the purple one, as if they were waiting for an okay or something.
They all then stared at me and I closed my eyes again, bracing for pain that, again, never came.
I opened my eyes again and saw them just standing there, staring at me. They didn't move or anything, just stood there, staring.
I then heard ringing, it was 6:00. The creatures all then looked at the purple one, which then dissapeared. They all then left, quiet, not making a sound. I stood there, wondering what happened.
I thought about it for a second. And came to the conclusion that they had forgiven me.
When I walked out that night, I didn't run. I walked past Cloud's Cove, and the stage, both times saying 'Good night guys.'
The next day I went to see Fluttershy, who was talking with Apple Bloom.
"Good morning." I said.
"Good morning Sonic." Fluttershy said.
"Jet and Fluttershy are going on a date." Apple Bloom said, in a sing songy voice.
We just chuckled and looked at each other.
"So, how's your last shift of the week?" Fluttershy said.
"Oh yeah! Sonic!" Apple Bloom said.
I looked down at her.
"It's the end of the week so, how do you like your job?" She said.
How do I like my job? Every night I faced death. And I was unknowingly seeing the final resting places for the children that I had murdered in cold blood, when they didn't even deserve it. How did I like my job?
I looked at the animatronics and thought about it for a second. "Apple Bloom," I said, "In my opinion, this is maybe one of the best jobs in the world."
I made it my job to find him. The stallion that had forced me to kill those kids.
"Uh, hang on for a second guys." I said. I walked up to the stage. Pinkie and her friends weren't doing any performing right now, so I wasn't interrupting anything.
"Hey guys. Thanks for last night. And don't worry, I'll find the stallion that forced me to do this. And I'll make sure that he joins me during work. And then I can introduce you all." I said, smiling. I looked at Pinkie Pie. Even though she couldn't move freely during the day, I knew that her face was one of pure joy.