Author note: I just cracking out these chapters like crazy, I have too much free time on my hands or too little I don't really know anyway….enjoy, my 13th chapter, and it's a Halloween episode, oh the irony!

Amethyst chapter 13: Luna Eclipsed

{Amethyst POV}

As I put on the gasmask I adjusted it to my face trying to find a conformable spot, when I did I looked at myself in a mirror, I was wearing a gasmask along with a tight class c chemical suit, I'm a HazMat pony for Nightmare Moon, I always liked this holiday, mostly cause it's just fun! Even though I have studies like Twilight, I try to enjoy myself about as much as possible. I walk out only to find three little filly's standing at my doorstep, they had little bags with a lot of candy in them, and they extended their bags and said "Nightmare Night! What a fright! Give us something sweet to bite!" I smiled gentle, but they couldn't see it so I just gave each of them a piece of candy they smiled, waved goodbye, and they walked off, I walked over to Twilights house only to find it was occupied by a few filly's, a colt, Granny Smith, and Pinkie? "Cya later Twilight, ok let's go to Rarity's house. Oh hi Amethyst, nice class c HazMat suit, bye!" she said as she waved and bounced off with the filly's and colt in follow with Granny Smith in slow pursuit. After that Twilight walked up to me and asked "So she knows the exacted class and what type of suit that is, but she doesn't know who I am?" She asked a bit dumbfounded "Yeah pretty much." I said in a cheerful voice, a bit muffled by the gasmask

"Star Swirl the Bearded is only the most important conjurer of the pre-classical era." Twilight said as we walked towards town square as ponies ran past us in joy "He created more than two hundred spells! He even has a shelf in the Canterlot library of magic named after him." Twilight said she then looked at both me and Spike and said "Maybe I should start up a pony group to teach ponies about history. I bet everypony would love it! Don't you, Spike?" she asked him, he didn't respond as his mouth was full of candy "Mm-hmm!" he tried to say he then gulped down some of his candy "I love it!" Twilight then looked at me "What about you Amethyst? Don't you think it would be a great idea?" Twilight asked me "Well some ponies would love to learn history, other aren't so big on it." I said as I looked over at Spike, he was shoving even more candy in his mouth. When we got to town square Twilight asked "Hey look, we're here already! Should we get something to eat?" She asked Spike resounded with a burp as he held his stomach. Pinkie then ran over startling me a little as she said "Twilight, Twilight! Look at our haul! Ah! Can you believe it? And then, we went to Cheerilee's house, and got a bunch more goodies. Didn't we, Pip?" she asked the little earth pony next to her "Sure did!" he replied quite happily as she was about to go on a flash of lightning appeared behind her as she screamed and ran off into the distance.

I looked up to see Rainbow Dash wearing a Wonderbolt's uniform the only visible different is that it's darker, while she was laughing like crazy and Twilight was giving her a lecture on that, I noticed Spike was choking so I smacked him on the back forcing the candy out of his throat "Ugh, thanks Amethyst." He said before he started to cough a little bit "And look what you did to Spike!" Twilight cried "It's all in good fun. Oh! Oh! There's another group over there!" she said as she went off with her cloud and another sound of thunder went through the air, as more ponies screamed and Rainbow Dash laughed in the background. When we got to the center of attention, Ponyville Town Square we walked over to an apple bobbing owned by Applejack "Happy Nightmare Night, Applejack!" Twilight said to her friend "Howdy, Spike! Hey, Twilight! Nice costume." Twilight smiled as Spike spoke "Thanks! I'm a dragon." He said proudly "She means me Spike" she said as she looked back at Twilight "With that beard, I reckon you're some sorta country music singer." He said as she played with Twilights beard. "Oh hi Amethyst, what you are?" she asked 'I'm a HazMat." I said proudly "Ah ok, but you do look a bit menacing, with that mask on and all" she said as a grey pony popped out of the tub of water with a plug in her mouth as all the water drained out she looked around and smiled sheepishly, as the mayor appeared and tapped on the microphone she was wearing a clown costume "Thank you, everypony, and welcome to the Nightmare Night festival!" she said in her happy voice "Now, all the little ponies who have been out collecting sweets should follow our friend Zecora to hear the legend of... Nightmare Moon!" as she tried to do a spooky laugh only to look a bit weird while doing it, "Spooky voice might work better if she wasn't dressed like that." Spike said, making both me and Twilight giggle a little bit. We then followed Zecora for the tale of Nightmare Moon.

Listen close, my little dears, I'll tell you where you got your fears of Nightmare Night, so dark and scary." She pauses for a moment as the wind blows thought her mane "Of Nightmare Moon, who makes you wary." There were gasps from the crowed "Every year, we put on a disguise, to save ourselves from her searching eyes." as she produced a green smoke and make an allusion of Nightmare Moon, also most all the foals screamed, "But Nightmare Moon wants just one thing: to gobble up ponies in one quick swing!" Zecora said quickly only Pinkie and Pip screamed "Hungrily, she soars the sky. If she sees nopony, she passes by. So if she comes and all is clear, Equestria is safe another year!" Zecora said then pip asked "Uh, Miss Zecora, if we wear costumes to hide from Nightmare Moon, so she won't gobble us up, how come we still need to give her some of our candy?" he asked a bit confused "A perfect question, my little friend. For Nightmare Moon you must not offend." As the wind blows thought her mane once more "Fill up her belly with a treat or two, so she won't return to come eat you!" she said as Pinkie then got up and said "Everypony! Just dump some candy and get out of here!" she yelled very scared of this story. As flashes of thunder went through the air as a pony drawn carriage appeared, it had somepony inside of it. "Is that..."Twilight didn't get to finish before Pinkie yelled "It's Nightmare Moon! Run!" as she and the foals ran towards Town Square. When we arrived I found the chariot had landed and a pony with a cloak stepped out, as she took off her hood everypony had already gotten down and bowed mostly out of fear, excepted me and Twilight "Princess Luna!" Twilight said a bit in shock as the Princess of the night walked towards the center of the group, she tried to smile at some ponies only to receive a whimper in reply when she reached the center she said "Citizens of Ponyville! We have graced your tiny village with our presence, so that you might behold the real Princess of the Night! A creature of nightmares no longer, but instead a pony who desires your love and admiration! Together we shall change this dreadful celebration into a bright and glorious feast!" as she finishes her speech there is flashes of lightning and thunder in the background, making everypony even more scared, Pinkie then shouts "Did you hear that, everypony? Nightmare Moon says she's gonna feast on us all!" as she said this everypony panics, running in all direction in a mass panic, Luna clearly not in control of the situation tried to calm them down "What? No, children, no! You no longer have reason to fear us! Screams of delight is what your princess desires, not screams of terror." As she said this, she turned to the mayor and with the stomp of her hoof she said "Madame Mayor, thy Princess of the Night hath arrived." The mayor only gasped and looked at her "What is the matter with you? Very well then. Be that way. We won't even bother with the traditional royal farewell." She said as she walked off with her head turned when she walked away almost everypony calmed down "I'm gonna go talk to her." Twilight said "I turned to Twilight and said "Yeah she is my teacher after all, let's go." I said only to have Spike grab Twilights leg and say "You can't talk to her! She's Nightmare Moon!" he said worried for his friend's safety Twilight turned to him and said "No, she's not. I saw the Elements of Harmony change her back to good. But it seems like she's having some trouble adjusting after being gone for a thousand years." She said I nodded my head in agreement as we walked in the direction the princess went.

Princess Luna stood in front of the statue depicting her as Nightmare moon as she stared at it, me and Twilight came up behind her as Twilight spoke first "Princess Luna? Hi, my name is–"she began only to be cut off by the princess "Star Swirl the Bearded. Commendable costume! Thou even got the bells right." "Thank you! Finally! Somepony who gets my costume! Uh, I just came to welcome you to our celebration! My actual name is-" she didn't get to finish before Luna responded "Twilight Sparkle." As her voice increased to the royal Canterlot voice "It was thou who unleashed the powers of harmony upon us and took away our dark powers!" "And that was a good thing, right?" Twilight asked "But of course. We could not be happier. Is that not clear?" She said as she looked over at me and with a smile pulled me into an embrace as she hugged me she said "It is good to see my fair student, how is thou." She asked in a cheerful tone "I'm fine Princess." I replied quickly as Twilight asked "Well, you kinda sound like you're yelling at me." Twilight said "But this is the traditional royal Canterlot voice! It is tradition to speak using the royal "we", and to use" She then change her voice to the Royal Canterlot "this much volume when addressing our subjects!" she said in her booming voice which nearly knocked off Twilights beard as she adjusted it she said "You know, that might explain why your appearance was met with... mixed results. I think if you just changed your approach a bit, you might be met with a warmer reception." She said I nodded and said "I agree with Twilight as when you have a lighter voice that doesn't sound like your yelling at somepony you're more approachable by any pony, like Fluttershy." I said "Lower the volume" Twilight said "Ohhh. We have been locked away for a thousand years. We are... not sure we can." Luna said a bit discouraged "Don't worry, Princess. Fluttershy can give you some great pointers. She's delicate and demure with the sweetest little voice." Twilight said "Yeah, let's go!" I said my voice still being muffled by the gasmask

When we finally made it to Fluttershy's cottage I knocked on the door only to be startled by a voice yelling on the other side "Go away! No candy here! Visitors not welcome on Nightmare Night!" I regained my composer as I knocked on the door again but this time saying "Um Fluttershy, it's me Amethyst and Twilight." She opened the door to find us there "It is you. Oh and Twilight too and Nightmare Moon also" She paused a moment and looked over Princess Luna again "Nightmare Moon?" she almost screamed as she tried to shut the door "I think not." As I held the door open and with Twilight, went inside. "Fluttershy, we need your help, the princess needs your help!" I said a bit annoyed "No you can't make me!" She said as she ran in her room "Twilight, help me with this." I said as I teleported into the room and grabbed her with magic, as Twilight opened the door, we layed her in front of the princess, and so the lessons began. "Fluttershy... you remember Princess Luna?" Twilight asked "Charmed" the Princess replied in her booming voice "Likewise" Fluttershy replied more scared then before "Twilight Sparkle hath spoken of the sweetness of thy voice. We ask thou teachest to us to speak as thou speakest." Luna said to the now small then before Fluttershy "Okay" she replied quietly "Shall our lessons begin?" she asked? "Okay" Fluttershy replied quieter than before "Shall we mimic thy voice?" he voice booming a bit "Okay" Fluttershy said once more and even quieter than before "How is this?" she asked, her voice not as loud as before "Perfect, lesson over!" she said quickly before heading for the house, before the door closed in her face causing her to face plant right in the door. "A little quieter, princess." Twilight said as the princess tried again "How is … this?" now her voice just above a yell "Better. Right, Fluttershy?" Twilight asked "Yes" Fluttershy said, a bit dazed and laughing a bit, "How... about... now?" "You're getting close Princess" I said "And... how about now?" she asked, her voice normal "Yes that's perfect!" I said, happy my teacher learned something new she then grabbed Fluttershy and said "I thank thee, dear Fluttershy! Our normal speaking voice shall surely win us the hearts of thy fellow villagers." She said in her Canterlot voice right when Pinkie showed up with the foals "Fluttershy! You've gotta hide us! Nightmare Moon is here and..."She looked at Luna holding Fluttershy and made a connection, somewhat of a bad one "Ah! She stole Fluttershy's voice so she can't scream when she gobbles her up!" she told the foals as they ran off again I facehoofed as Luna tried to call them back "Nay, children, wait!" She then noticed she was using her Canterlot voice so she changed to the lower tone voice "I mean... nay, children, no, wait." She sadly looked in the distant while Twilight came up from behind and said "Come on, princess. Time for plan B." Twilight said, she looked at me and I nodded my head as I picked up Fluttershy and placed her on her bed and covered her in a blanket, and walked out closing the door, to catch up with Twilight and Princess Luna.

When I caught up Twilight told me the plan, which was to get Applejacks help, when we arrived at Ponyville Town Square there were ponies having fun, until they saw Luna some of them screamed others backed away, while most just stared at her "It is of no use, they have never liked us and they never shall." "Don't say that Princess, I'm sure that once you, fit in more than they will just warm up to you." I said as we walked up to Applejack as Twilight told her the situation "Uh... Applejack, the princess is looking for a little advice on how to fit in around here" she said ""Fit in"? Really?" she said, not with holding her sarcasm as Twilight grunted in annoyance and corrected her actions "I mean... that's easy! All you gotta do is have the right attitude. Loosen up a bit, be positive, play a few games, have some fun." she said in a quiet tone "Fun? What is this "fun" thou speakest of? Pray tell, what purpose do these serve?" she said confused we lead her to a game where you had to get the spider on the web the pony running it told us the rule of the game "Try to land the sp-sp-spiders on the web." She said scared of the Princess in front of her "You can Do it Princess," both me and Applejack say, as Luna picked up the fake spider, she aimed and threw it to have it catch on to the web "Ha! Your princess enjoys this "fun"! In what other ways may we experience it?" she said with a smile, we play even more games until we reach the apple bobbing where pip tried to get the apple only to fall into the water, and he couldn't swim very well Luna saved him from drowning, by picking him up by the mouth "Hey, gals. Any pony seen Pip? We lost him the last time we had to run" She said after she saw Luna again "Aaah! Nightmare Moon is gobbling Pipsqueak! Everypony run!" all the foals screamed and ran along with Pinkie, while pip was struggling to escape Luna's mouth "Help! My backside has been gobbled!" when he finally escaped Luna responded "'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp" When she said this she stomped her hoof causing some of the ponies to back off "Fair villagers, please do not back away. Let us join together in... fun!" she said as she throws a toy spider near a pony who backs off instantly "Not enough fun for you? What say you to this!?" as she causes the spiders to come alive the ponies scream and panic as the spiders moved onto the web by themselves "Huzzah! How many points do I receive?" she asked happy, about what she just did the ponies ran from the princess "Do not run away!" she said a bit sad "As your princess, we command you!" she said getting a bit more agitated "Be still!" the princess yelled which hurt my ears as well "Princess Remember, no yelling!" I said "No, we must use the traditional royal Canterlot voice for what we are about to say." She rose in the air "Since you choose to fear your princess rather than love her, and dishonor her with this insulting celebration, we decree that Nightmare Night shall be canceled! Forever!" she said with a look of hurt and anger on her face, as she flew down and walked away.

I looked at Twilight and she looked at me as we already know what to do "Let's go" I said she nodded her head, and we walked towards Luna. "Princess?" Twilight ask Luna "Leave me be, Twilight Sparkle." Luna said quietly "Princess, I'm sorry it hasn't worked out how we wanted. But you have to believe me when I tell you that Nightmare Night is one of the most popular celebrations we have." Twilight said "Yes. I can tell. By all the adoring shrieks of the children as they run away." Before Twilight could respond again, I pulled her to the side "This isn't working, we have to take a Course of action, and I need a certain pink mare to make it happen." As I call Luna and tell her the plan. As Pinkie entered the alley way I used my magic to shut her mouth before she could scream and Twilight came up and said "No! No shrieking. No screaming or squealing either. Okay?" Twilight asked the pink mare, she nodded her head, as I release my magic grip on "There's something I want you to see. And I promise that it's safe, but you really, really, really can't shriek. Do you promise not to shriek?" Twilight asked the hyperactive pink mare, and she got a muffled okay, as the Princess of the night appeared from the darkness of the alleyway "Pinkie Pie, you remember Princess Luna, right?" Pinkie just kept looking at Luna who then said "Ah. The ringleader of the frightened children. Hast thou come to make peace?" asked in a hopeful voice, she reached out her hoof for a shake, when all of a sudden a flash of lightning spooked pinkie again causing her to yell out "Nightmare moon!" and she hid again. I looked up to see Rainbow Dash laughing and fly away before she could be caught. Pinkie tried to run, but Twilight tackled her and while she dealt with her I stay with Luna "So Princess Luna, how have you been adjusting to, modern life? I asked "Well we have found this new age to be a bit different with all the new "tech" as sister calls it." Before I could respond Twilight came by and said "Princess Luna! I've finally figured out why you're having so much trouble being liked!" Princess Luna looked at her and said "Forgive me if I withhold my enthusiasm." "Come with me. I'll explain everything on the way."

We got everything ready as they came towards the Nightmare moon statue and began to dump their candy, when they finished Luna Appeared dressed as Nightmare moon and said "Citizens of Ponyville! You were wise to bring this candy to me. I am pleased with your offering. So pleased that I may just eat it... instead of eating you!" some of them screamed while others ran, as she shrunk back to her normal size and spit out the fake fangs "I am not certain that did what you meant for it to do, Twilight Sparkle." "Just wait" I watched as pip came up and tugged on her mane and said "Um... Princess Luna. I know there's not gonna be any more Nightmare Night, but do you suppose maybe you could come back next year and scare us again anyway?" he asked "Child. Art thou saying that thou... likest me to scare you?" she asked confused "It's really fun! Scary, but fun!" he said cheerfully as the Princess smiled "It... is?" she asked "Yeah! Nightmare Night is my favorite night of the year." He added with a happy tone "Well then. We shall have to bring" she changed her voice to the Canterlot "Nightmare Night back!" she said with a smile as the foals cried with joy to know that Nightmare Night was back on "See? They really do like you, princess" Twilight added and I nodded "Can it be true?" her voice increased in volume "Oh, most wonderful of" Her voice went back to normal "I mean... Oh, most wonderful of nights." She said with a smile as she went off with the foals.

After a couple of hours Princess Luna met up with me and Twilight again to say goodbye "Amethyst, it has been good to see thou, and caught up we shall but I must leave, good bye Twilight and Amethyst" she said with a smile as she got onto her chariot and rode off "Well I got to go home I got a friendship report to write, bye Amethyst." She said before walking home I yawned before heading home to take off my Chemical suit and gasmask and walking up inside my bed, and falling asleep.

{Now for something, completely different}

"Come on lets go." The stallion behind me said as I finished the final drop of chemical agent into the bleaker, "Come on, the guys are waiting for us." He said very eager to get a move on "Calm down Dusk, it's not like you going to be late for the most important thing in the world." I said back in a somewhat sarcastic tone "Quartz, I can't be calm the Princes are coming here." He said very worried "Alright, I'm finished, let's go." I said as I looked at myself in the mirror, with a short blue mane and tail, a dark blue coat, and a pair of light blue eyes, with a cutie mark that shows bleaker with red inside of it. "Let's go Dusk, we should hurry up." The stallion with a purple coat and a cutie mark that showed five stars surrounding a large purple star he with replied with "Alright let's go Quartz" as we ran to get there as fast as we could.