The Fourth Chapter. Enjoy.

Light Amongst Darkness

Chapter 4

The friends ran. They didn't know where they were going, but they knew that they needed to get out of the town immediately. Ponies galloped in all directions, terrified and confused.

The next thing they knew, the 7 were standing outside of Zacora's Hut. After knocking and not getting a response, Applejack kicked down the door. There was no one inside. Just a glowing blue orb in the center. They slowly approached this orb, looking at it with frightened fascination. Someone was speaking, faintly.

"The Equestria we were taught about in our schoolbooks is gone. Our leader, Princess Celestia, has grown more tyrannical over her milleniums of rule here. She couldn't protect us when that terrorist, Discord, struck and corrupted nearly all of Equestria. Instead, she relied on a loose friendship of 6 ponies to take care of him." Pictures of Twilight, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie, and Rainbow appeared on the orb. At this point, they realized who was speaking: Nightmare Moon.

"Why couldn't our Princess protect us from all these attacks? Were their warnings, and is the Princess keeping them away from us? This is why we must Rebel. This is why we must demand. This is why we must fight. We are many. We are strong. We are the Equestrian Liberation Front." Discord suddenly appeared.

"AHAHAHAHAHA! I LOVE IT!" Discord yelled. "DISCORD! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?" Rainbow Dash screamed at him. "What have I done? I have done exactly what I set out to do. Create chaos. Corrupting Appleloosa's Ponies, Blowing up Canterlot, and then Destroying Ponyville town square is just the beginning of it. My friends, you are now in the middle of a war." Discord calmly explained.

"You killed innocent ponies, all for your amusement? All for your "chaos"?" Twilight asked angrily. "You don't get it, do you? This isn't a game. I told you what I was going to do, the only thing I didn't tell you was how I would do it. So what if I killed a few ponies in the way, they're all just "collateral damge". Discord began to laugh maniacally. Applejack began to ran toward the orb, but was restrained by Rainbow and Twilight.

"You killed my brother. You killed half a town. You blew up Canterlot. And you are going to try to kill my friends? You are going to die when this is over." Applejack swore angrilly.

"Oh, don't worry about that. YOU will be dead BEFORE this is over." Discord laughed, and the orb dropped to the floor, shattering.

"Don't worry, Applejack. We'll get him. But we can't now." Twilight reassured.

They turned to look at Ponyville, and saw a Fire engulf half the town. "But right now, we need to help the others out" Twilight said.