Chapter 9! ALL OR NOTHING!

"Wha... what is this tremendous... pressure I'm feeling sister!?" Princess Luna said.

"The very air itself feels like it's being shoved down!" Pinkie Pie shouted.

Princess Celestia and Princess Twilight had looks of utter fear on their faces, as they knew they were practically out of options.

"WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?!" Rainbow Dash screamed. "HOW CAN WE BEAT SOMEPONY WITH THAT MUCH POWER?!"

"I probably didn't need to transform but judging from your little plan and how much that Alicorn Amulet boosted your friend there, I didn't want to take any chances. After all magic seems to be more unpredictable than what I had originally thought." Frieza said.

"YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO STONE!" Discord shouted. "HOW IN THE WORLD COULD EVEN YOU STILL BE TALKING?!"

"HAHAHAHA!" Frieza laughed. "In this form, I doubt even with that amulet you could even so much as move me! You could wear 10 of those things and you would still be no challenge to me whatsoever. Can you all believe that even now that I'm still not even using my full capabilities? I probably won't even need to..."

Discord then turned his attention onto the Mane Six and the princesses as Frieza continued talking.

" You're going to have to find a way to deal with this alien while I buy some time. I do have one thing left that could probably work, and I also have a last ditch plan if I can't get rid of him... AUGHHH!"

"DISCORD!" Fluttershy screamed, as Discord had been shot in the back with Frieza's death beams!

"HEY! DON'T IGNORE ME!" Frieza said angrily. "I SHOW YOU ALL WHO I TRULY AM AND YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON ME?! THIS I WILL NOT TOLERATE FROM ANYONE OR ANYTIME!"

Discord laid where he had fallen, but thankfully because of his spiritual physiology, didn't die, but he was bleeding heavily.

"LEAVE HIM ALONE YOU ROTTEN PILE OF BILE!" Fluttershy yelled, and she began to run towards Frieza, but was stopped by a magical force keeping her in place.

"Fluttershy I know you're upset but you're running right to your grave!" Princess Twilight Sparkle said.

"Listen to your friend." Frieza said. "Although it doesn't matter because you're all about to become dinner time! HAHAHA! Pony Shish Kabob anyone?!"

Fluttershy looked angrily at Frieza, but knew deep down she stood no chance.

"Fluttershy... I'm fine." Discord lied.

"Listen... everypony..." Discord said as his body began to regenerate. "I... I may not come back home after all of this is over. Frieza wants the Alicorn Amulet and after whatever he just did, I just can't stop him. I can however..."

Discord then used his magic to surround the Mane Six and the princesses with a sphere of greyish looking energy.

"Hmmm?" Frieza said as he looked from a distance.

"What is this Discord?" Rarity said. "I feel kinda cold... and... what is this?"

"I'm moving... but I feel like I'm just sitting down!" Applejack said.

"I must admit, even I don't know what sort of magic this is." Princess Celestia said.

"That's... that's to make sure you're not detected by Frieza."

"WHAT?!" Frieza said. "HOW DID HE...?"

"It's all in your hooves now everypony." Discord said. "I'll buy as much time as I can, but it's your responsibility to destroy this slimeball at all costs!"

"But.. we.. we can't just leave you here." Fluttershy said. "He just got more powerful than before, and you're just going to...?"

Discord looked Fluttershy straight in the eyes.

"Fluttershy... I... just want to let you know... that I love you."

Fluttershy's eyes began to fill with water, and she embraced the chaotic spirit.

"I love you to Discord." Fluttershy said.

Followed by the entire Mane Six, Zecora, and the princesses.

"I grow tired of this sentimental downpour. Time to get rid of all of you for good. I've wasted enough time with you all anyway." Frieza said.

Frieza shot a ki blast onto the group, but before the blast could connect, Discord had teleported them back to Ponyville, and Discord had barely managed to avoid the blast.

"Huff... Huff." Discord went.

"Before I kill you, I must ask. How did it feel being so enriched with unimaginable power from the amulet?" Frieza asked.

"I'll admit. I kinda liked having the strength to topple entire worlds and give you a hit or two, and while I obviously am no match for you, there's still a trick I have up my sleeve!"

"Oh and what that might be?" Frieza said as he walked towards Discord.

Discord then teleported the Alicorn Amulet right back into his hands.

"Is your plan to give that delightful amulet to me? Hehehehehe." Frieza said. "And I've been over this. Even with that amulet, you can't hope to beat me."

"Oh just wait. You're going to LOVE this!" Discord said, and the chaotic spirit vanished into thin air.

"What the?!" Frieza thought to himself. "Now I can't sense where he is either! I also cannot sense where the Alicorn Amulet is! What could that stupid reality bending freak be attempting to do this time?!"

Discord then teleported right back to his original location.

"Done and done!"

"What have you... where's the amulet?!" Frieza said.

"I'll tell you where it's not! It's no longer existing within this dimension!"Discord said. "You may be powerful, but I'm positive that you can't travel to other realms! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"

Frieza's blood began to boil upon hearing this, and he slowly walked towards Discord nearly crippled by rage.

"I know that I'm in for it now, but you're going to LOVE the next part!" Discord said.

"The only thing I'm going to love is ripping you apart, and wait for you to heal, so I can RIP YOU APART AGAIN! I'LL MAKE A BATH OUT OF YOUR BLOOD! DO YOU HEAR ME!?" Frieza screamed.

Before Discord's mind could even process it, Frieza had punched him in the torso which quite literally exploded his entire body leaving nothing but blood. Luckily that wasn't enough to finish the chaotic spirit, but it was able to cause immense pain.

The blood and splattered body parts began to reform back into one Discord, who was covered in wounds that just weren't able to heal properly, and he was in tremendous pain and on the ground.

"GASP... GASP... WHEEZE...HUFF..." Discord breathed in agony.

"I have to hand it to you. Even in my current state, you still are able to cheat death. Well let's see if you're able to come back..."

Frieza extended his hand and prepared a chi blast.

"WHEN EVERY ATOM IS INCINERATED!"

Discord said weakly...

"WAIT... wait... I... I can... give it back."

"Hmm?"

"You're... right. You win. I give up." Discord said. "And... I can give you the Alicorn Amulet if you want, but you'll have to..."

Frieza then stomped on Discord's right leg breaking it!

"AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

"I'll have to what? Suffer and die?" Frieza said. "You don't seem to get how this works! I get what I want at your expense! This isn't a deal. This is just taking. Plain and simple."

Discord was losing energy and fast, and at this rate, wouldn't have enough energy to use magic.

"I just put the amulet somewhere else that's all! But after our fight, I now don't have enough power to just give it to you within a blink of an eye! I can open up the portal where I sent it, but the rest will be up to you!"

Discord then used nearly the last of his remaining energy to open the portal, and not too far away, Frieza saw the Alicorn Amulet.

"I'm officially now out of energy." Discord said. "Please work!" Discord thought to himself. "Just walk right in, and take your reward..."

"And how do I know if that leads to a fake amulet?" Frieza asked. "Wait a minute... I'm sensing great energy emitting from it. Well it was nice playing with you. Once I've acquired this amulet, I'll make your death painful and agonizing. Sounds like a fair trade doesn't it? HAHAHAHA!"

Frieza then walked right into the dimensional hole that Discord had created. This dimension that Discord had accessed appeared to be universe with puppet like entities and the background being something out of an elementary school drawing. (Season 5. Episode 7).

"Ok... WHAT THE HELL IS THIS PLACE?!" Frieza shouted as he held the Alicorn Amulet in his hand.

"HI THERE!" A random rabbit puppet said to Frieza. "My name is..."

Before the puppet could answer, Frieza blew it up.

"No. Just no. The amulet isn't too far from here, and judging from Discord's condition, I should be able to take it and leave this ridiculous excuse of a world."

Discord laid in agony and exhausted, trying his best to muster up what magic he had left in his body.

"I... I have to... close the portal before he gets the Alicorn Amulet! But... I... I just... I'm tapped out of energy here... but... can't give up."

The Mane Six, Zecora, and the princesses watched through a crystal ball as Discord laid where he had fallen, and although nearly magically drained themselves...

"WE HAVE TO GET BACK!" Princess Twilight Sparkle screamed out. "THIS MAY BE OUR FINAL CHANCE! WE HAVE TO CLOSE THAT PORTAL!"

"That's easier said than done." Princess Luna said. "Opening and closing dimensional entries takes an enormous amount of magic and practice. In our current states, we'd barely be able to make a small opening!"

"Also Twilight, one wrong slip up can mean potential destruction for not just this dimension, but to another, or both. It would be their universe's physics and rules against our own! Unpredictable events can easily transpire if this fails! We could be allowing dangerous creatures to enter our world and we'd have another big problem! We're tampering with forces that make up the very fabric of reality and existence itself!" Princess Celestia said.

"AND THEN OUR SHOW WILL BE CANCELLED FOREVER! NOOOO!" Pinkie Pie screamed, in which Zecora looked at her with a confused look.

"I KNOW!" Princess Twilight Sparkle said. "But if we don't do something soon, everything as we know it will be history!"

Princess Twilight Sparkle however was very much depleted, and barely had enough power to take them all to the Everfree Forest. She showed heavy effort in trying to teleport, but it just wasn't working.

"Maybe I could take us." Princess Celestia said.

She then tried to teleport everypony to the battle, but quickly found out that she to was pretty exhausted, especially after putting everything she had into that arcane blast earlier. Princess Luna and Princess Candance themselves also tried, but met a similar result.

"THANKFULLY THIS IS WHERE I COME IN!" Rainbow Dash said. "I can't use magic, but I sure as hay can take the four of you there!"

"Are you sure?" Princess Luna said in concern. "You to also look pretty exhausted."

"When it comes to flying, Rainbow Dash NEVER backs down from a challenge!"

"While I may not be on the level of Twilight, Princess, Celestia, or the others, I think it's worth a shot that I may add in some use. And right now, stopping this villain is all that matters. I'm in!"

Princess Celestia smiled, seeing everypony giving it their all against all odds, giving their every bit of energy and breath to take on this powerful foe. It was quite astonishing and a memorable moment for Equestrian history.

"Well what are we waiting for?! Let's do this!" Rainbow Dash said.

In the puppet dimension...

"Yeah I'll think I'll torture him for a couple of hours before I kill him." Frieza said angrily. "I can sense where the amulet is, but for some odd reason, it seems to be moving the closer I get. Like if it knows I'm after it! Discord must have used some stupid spell to allow it to do so! Grr... No matter. I'll get to it soon enough... if I can SURVIVE THIS STUPID EXCUSE FOR A DIMENSION!"

Frieza had enough. It was already bad enough he had to go fishing for his prize, but in a dimension where every lifeform was basically a puppet with extremely bizarre physics?

"Hey... calm down there Mr... uhhh... what's your name?" Said one of the puppet entities.

Frieza didn't respond, but instead with a wave of his hand OBLITERATED a large amount of area and split the planet into two halves.

"These things aren't even worth torturing! Back to work..."

In the Equestrian dimension...

Rainbow Dash had managed to deliver the princesses and Rarity to the Everfree forest, but couldn't put them to Discord's exact location due to exhaustion.

"I'm... sorry everypony, but I... I just... ugh." She gasped.

"It's fine my loyal subject." Princess Celestia said. "You did all you could, now we will take it from here... hopefully."

And so, the princesses and Rarity began to head towards Discord's location.

As Discord laid where he had fallen, he desperately tried to use what little magic he had left to close the portal, but with each attempt to use magic, the strain proved to be too much and he would stop.

Minutes later...

"DISCORD!" Everypony shouted. "It's ok. We're here to help you!" Rarity said.

"You... all... have... to... get... out... of... here..." Discord said weakly and breathing heavily. "I'll... close... the portal!"

"We know. If we can't beat him, we may be able to trap him. I just feel bad for the inhabitants in the world he's in." Princess Twilight Sparkle said.

"Nothing... to... worry about." Discord said. "That... dimension... isn't really... alive for lack of a better term."

"Well anyways let's all do this!"

In the puppet dimension...

"I KNEW IT!" Frieza said as he witnessed the Alicorn Amulet literally flying away from him. It even made spitting noises similar to that of mocking.

"I'm reduced to having to chase after this like a child running after a rolling ball."

Frieza then used his psychokinesis to grab the moving Alicorn Amulet, and brought it to him.

"FINALLY!" Frieza screamed out. "Now all that's left is to get back to the entrance and out of this stupid dimension! Wouldn't want to put this on without an audience now wouldn't I?"

What Frieza didn't realize however...

The princesses, Rarity, and Discord grunted, breathed heavily, and screamed as they used every bit of their magic, energy, and will in their desperate attempt to seal the dimensional portal. Though nearly completely exhausted, 1/3 of the portal had been closed!

"COME ON EVERYPONY! WE CAN DO THIS! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!" Princess Luna screamed out.

"RRRRGGGGGGG... GAHHHHH...! CLOSER...CLOSER... EVER SO CLOSER...!" Princess Candance said.

"IF THERE'S ANY DOUBT OR RESTRAINT IN YOUR MIND... DESTROY IT! THIS IS LITERALLY ALL OR NOTHING!" Princess Celestia said.

"Hmm... I don't know why but something feels a bit strange." Frieza thought to himself. "It's like something is gradually leaving..."

Discord for a few moments had ceased his efforts in closing the portal, as he was too depleted to use anymore magical reserves.

"I... I'm all out of power." Discord said weakly. "I'm...I'm..."

"WE CAN'T GIVE UP NOW! WE'RE...SO...CLOSE... I CAN FEEL IT!" Rarity said. "AFTER ALL... THIS... WE CAN ALL GO HOME! NOW LET'S KEEP THIS UP AND STOP THAT VILE ALIEN FOR GOOD!"

Discord breathed in hard taking in several huffs of air. After a few seconds, he once more put in effort into closing the dimensional portal.

"WE WILL WIN THIS! YOU HEAR ME EVERYPONY?!" Princess Celestia screamed out. "THIS BATTLE IS OURS!"

With a lot of effort and spirit, the group managed to close nearly half of the portal!

"Something's not right." Frieza said, and he began to head back towards the portal. "Is it me or am I slowly losing those pests energy signals?"

"He's… he's coming back!" Discord said as large veins were present on his head and his eyes barely open. "Can't… let… him… escape."

"DON'T WORRY!" Princess Twilight Sparkle shouted. "WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE OUR ALIEN FRIEND HERE STAYS ON AN INDEFINITE TIME OUT!"

"PUSH PONIES PUSH!" Princess Celestia shouted, and after 5 seconds, the portal was more than 75% closed, but shortly after, everypony's magic….

"AUGHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Rarity screamed. "I'M ALL OUT OF POWER!"

The next pony to putter out…

"GASPS! OH NO!" Princess Candance shouted. Her horn was no longer working and she was breathing very heavily, and quickly fell onto her side.

Followed by…

"NOOOOOOOOOOO!" Princess Luna shouted before falling onto the ground with her horn's magic fizzling out incapacitated.

And finally…

"NO… NOT YET… DON'T GIVE OUT ON ME NOW!" Princess Celestia screamed. She tried once more to use more magic, but to no avail, and slowly but stubbornly fell unconscious.

"CELESTIA NO!" Princess Twilight Sparkle said as she to appeared to reach her limits!

"WE CAN'T… STOP YET! JUST A LITTLE LONGER AND FRIEZA WILL BE TRAPPED FOREVER!"

Discord then completely stopped using any effort at all, as he had went well over his limits and beyond. He was covered in his own blood and sweat, and all of his energy had been used up.

"It's… all in your hooves now… Twilight. Stop him…." Discord said as he slipped into unconsciousness from exhaustion.

Princess Twilight Sparkle was extremely close to passing out, but knowing that the fate of all of Equestria rested on her shoulders, she stood firm. Little by little. Very gradual and slow, yet painful and exhausting, she used every bit of her magic and energy and beyond.

Frieza then realized…

"WAIT A MINUTE! I KNOW WHAT THOSE ANIMALS ARE DOING! THEY PLAN TO LOCK ME IN HERE FOR ALL OF ETERNITY!"

Frieza then began to pick up the pace.

"I HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE ENTRANCE BEFORE I'M STUCK IN THIS DUMB DIMENSION FOREVER!"

The portal was surprisingly close to being closed reaching 95%, but Frieza was gaining and fast.

"YOUR STUPID TRUMP CARD WILL NOT WORK ON ME! DO YOU ALL HEAR ME YOU WORTHLESS ANIMALS!?"

Princess Twilight Sparkle had reached well over her limit, and her vision began to slowly fade, and her horn stopped putting out any magic.

"WHAT!? NO!" She shouted. "NO! I CAN'T LET...this… happen….". Princess Twilight Sparkle then fell onto the ground nearly falling unconscious.

Her entire life began to flash before her eyes. Every bit of it up until this moment. Her mind then began to show future events of what would happen if Frieza had won. Everypony that resisted the tyrant were quickly killed. It wouldn't be long after all of Equestria was taken over, and then the next planet, and then the next, until Frieza once again would regain his lost empire. And with no force powerful enough to stand up to him, the entire universe would fall under the rule of the almighty Frieza!

The screams Twilight heard were the screams of the innocent. Her friends, her family, and all of the citizens of her world. Everything was now up to her. Though completely drained, broken, scared, this had to be done. Even if it meant giving her own life to save everypony.

After 15 seconds that felt like it lasted an eternity, Princess Twilight's Sparkle eyes awoken. She quickly jumped back onto her feet. Her eyes looked absolutely fierce and began to glow red. Her horn began to glow lightening bright, and she said…

"It's… all on me…. It's all on me…. IT'S ALL ON ME!"

The dimensional portal then went from 95% completion, to 98%!

Frieza then saw entrance, and quickly flew into the entrance!

"I'M SO CLOSE! I REFUSE TO STAY IN THIS TRASHEAP FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS!"

"REFUSE ALL YOU WANT YOU GARBAGE!" Princess Twilight Sparkle shouted, and at the very last moments, one could see an alien flying towards a closing hole. At this close of a moment, even high tech cameras wouldn't be able to catch this moment. Did Princess Twilight manage to close the portal in time, or did the evil alien manage to fly out and lay waste to them all? The immense pressure from both parties caused a small shockwave and causing debris and dirt to fly everywhere.

When everything cleared up, Discord opened his eyes to see an unconscious Princess Twilight Sparkle along with rest. The portal had been closed, and there were no signs of Frieza whatsoever. It had been done. Frieza was now trapped. The ponies had won.

If Discord had any energy left, he would be screaming for joy, but settled with a thumbs up, and fell right back into unconsciousness.

Princess Celestia managed to get back up albeit barely, and walk towards the unconscious lavender princess.

"You… did it… Twilight. I… am… so.. Proud… of you."

Princess Luna then regained consciousness, and saw no signs of the evil tyrant.

Rarity also regained consciousness and slowly began to walk towards the lavender pony.

"Hahahaha…. HAHAHAHAHA!" Princess Luna laughed. "We actually won… I can't believe it… sighs." As Luna laid where she had fallen still in a state of disbelief and awe.

"TWILIGHT!" The remaining Mane Six shouted in delight as they ran towards her.

The lavender princess then awoke to see herself surrounded by all her friends.

"We… did it…" She said. "We… won.. Hahaha."

"OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH!" Pinkie Pie screamed in delight. "I SAW THE WHOLE THING! YOU WERE ALL GIVING IT YOUR ALL AND RARITY WAS THE FIRST TO PASS OUT AND THEN PRINCESS CANDANCE AND THEN PRINCESS LUNA AND PRINCESS CELESTIA AND THEN YOU PASSED OUT BUT GOT BACK UP AND OH MY GOSH, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE WON!" Pinkie Pie said extremely fast while bear hugging everypony all at once!

Meanwhile...

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Frieza screamed in rage!

"WHY!? WHY!? WHY?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

Frieza had gone completely berserk. The very planet he was standing on began to crumble, but the evil alien didn't care. The puppet like entities fell through the cracks as the magma claimed their lives. The core quickly was failing, and within seconds, the entire planet exploded, leaving Frieza floating in a weird child like drawing of space.

Frieza still clenched onto the Alicorn Amulet, filled with complete fire that his vanity had went against him once again.

"I… WAS… SO… CLOSE… AND I LET IT SLIP THROUGH MY FINGERS ONCE AGAIN! WHAT AM I?! AN INCOMPETENT IDIOT!? RGGGGG….."

But then, Frieza's rage began to leave him.

"I still have this." Frieza said. "I truly hope that this amulet works on me. I've worked too hard to obtain my prize. If this doesn't give me great power, I'll go around KILLING EVERY PLANET IN THIS GOD FORSAKEN DIMENSION! AND IT WOULD BE ALL THEIR FAULT FOR LOCKING ME IN HERE!"

Moments later, Frieza put the Alicorn Amulet onto his neck, and finally, the moment of truth.

"Hmmm… I… I… I LOVE THIS FEELING! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" Frieza laughed as his body began to surge with magical energy! His eyes glowed completely red as he continued to laugh and shake. Frieza's body then began to emit a dark aura like glow, and lightening went in random directions.

The Alicorn Amulet is well known for giving the bearer great power, but at the cost of them becoming evil and corrupted as time goes on, but with the bearer being Frieza, a strange symbiotic relationship seemed to occur. The Alicorn Amulet began to change from red to black, and the pony symbol changed slightly, with the Alicorn symbol growing another horn symbolizing that of a devil.

The power that Frieza received was vastly superior to that of any other bearer combined in all of Equestrian history. Frieza's already truly evil nature tapped into large potentials deep within the Alicorn Amulet, and the experience was absolutely maddening, easily surpassing that of a strong adrenaline rush.

"I… HAVE ALL THE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE!" Frieza screamed. "HEHEHEHEHE…. AHAHAHAHAHA… DID YOU FOOLS REALLY THINK YOU'VE STOPPED ME!? YOU'VE ONLY DELAYED THE INEVITABLE!"

The now magic powered Frieza extended his hand, and with little focus, managed to quickly open a dimensional portal, which led right back to Equestria.

"GASPS!" Everypony went, as they sensed a darker force than before!

"Wait… no! IT CAN'T BE!" Zecora shouted.

Seconds later, the Mane Six, the princesses, and Zecora all witnessed, the invincible golden, and now magical Frieza!

"Now where was I?" Frieza said. "Oh I remember. I nearly forgot to kill all of you!"