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If you donate 100 points or more, you get a special shout out when I post the journal for the contest.
If you donate 250 points or more, you can have a simple request, like a drawing of your OC or a short story/bio of some sort.
If you donate 500 points or more, you can have one of your OCs meet Azure or her gender bend, Welkin.
Not like this will ever happen, but, if you donate 1000 points or more, you're nuts, and you get to have any kind of request you want (animated or otherwise).
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What felt like a few hours to the cartazonon passed by before she slowly stirring awake. She moved her head slightly as she tried to look about the strange place as everything came into focus. Around her was the familiar ascetics of the fortress as she laid in a cot like bed too small for her body. Other cots were about the room where injured soldiers lay, both bat pony and pony as well as shelves and cabinets filled with medical supplies and books. “Azure!” Samukai cried happily. Azure turned her head toward the sound of her friend, a small smile growing on her face as she saw him coming to her side.
“I’m so glad you’re safe….” She spoke quietly, the sense of immense exhaustion still weighing on her.
“Oh, Azure! You have no idea how we worried about you!” Summerfly stated with relief.
“We, as in them, I was hoping that last push would blow your mind up.” Eclipse stated from the crystal. Samukai rolled his eyes.
“Here.” Samukai said gently as his soul enveloped Azure. The tiredness she once felt slowly melted away as she felt the strength to sit up.
“So, you were able to seal them?” Azure asked. Samukai looked to her curiously.
“Yes… don’t you remember?”
“What, did you hit your head when you collapsed?!” Eclipse exclaimed. Azure looked to Samukai worriedly.
“The doctors didn’t say you had any head trauma.” Samukai pondered calmly.
“Can you tell us what you do remember, before you passed out?” Summerfly asked.
“Well….” Azure placed a thoughtful hoof on her chin. “I was exhausted, and you told me to rest…. Then you asked me to help, and I wasn’t sure if I could. At first, I was doing pretty well, then my head was in agony, and then… I think I passed out.”
“Actually, you gave them a good talking to, then you shoved them right in.” Samukai stated.
“I did?!” Samukai nodded. “That’s strange, I can’t really think of any reason I would forget unless… do you think I have amnesia?!” Azure exclaimed as she nervously placed her hooves on her head. “Oh no, no, no, NO! This can’t be good! What if I forgot something that’s really important?!” A small, stifled giggle could be heard from Summerfly inside the crystal. Samukai had to place a claw over his mouth to keep from laughing at Azure’s overactive hysteria. Knowing this would not end, Samukai placed a calming claw upon Azure.
“No, Azure, you were just so exhausted at the moment, it’s more than likely because of the exhaustion that you forgot.” Azure look at Samukai as his calm words helped her to relax.
“Oh, I see.” She smiled at him a bit sheepishly. Samukai gave a small chuckle.
“Good to see you two awake!” A voice boomed from the other side of the room. Azure and Samukai looked over to see Saber, Dawn, Noctis, Shade, and Moonstone walking toward them. They smile at the sight of them and their cheery faces.
“We were so worried you’d never wake up!” Moonstone stated. Azure looked to them confused.
“Yeah, how long was she out, two days?” Shade stated.
“Two days?!” Azure exclaimed, a sudden feeling of hunger and thirst rushed over her as her hooves instinctively wrapped around her stomach.
“Don’t worry, there will be plenty to eat at the celebration we are holding in both your honors.” Saber stated.
“All in thanks to both of you.” Noctis nodded to them. Azure blushed a little.
“Y-you didn’t have to-” Azure started.
“But we must! Because of you, we were able to settle our differences!” Dawn exclaimed as she took an enthusiastic step forward.
“Indeed, we have decided to join forces all for the sake of Equestria. Who knows what other evils lurk about that lay out there unknown.” Noctis added, Samukai nodded.
“That’s great to hear!” Samukai stated with a big smile.
“It’s good to know there are ponies like you who are looking after Equestria.” Summerfly said.
“And one day, I hope to be as strong as you!” Moonstone said as she nudged Samukai who smiled at her.
“I’m sure you’ll be able to come close so long as you put in the hard work.” He spoke encouragingly.
“Thank you, Samukai.” Moonstone smiled at him.
“You’ll have to surpass me first, Moony.” Shade stated.
“Who says I haven’t?” Moonstone grinned confidently at him. A collected bought of laughter sprung from around the group except for a slightly annoyed Shade.
“Guess we’ll have to work that out later.” He grinned back at her with the same confidence.
“How about we all head down to the meal room to enjoy our victory?” Saber offered. Azure went to crawl out of the tiny bed, but ended up slipping and falling out. Before anyone could offer help, she quickly picked herself up.
“I’m fine!” She exclaimed. “Let’s get going before my stomach eats itself.” Seeing that their friend was alright, the group made their way to the meal hall.
* * *
Stepping into the meal hall, Azure was met with surprise. The way they decorated the room made it seem foreign to the rest of the fortress. From the party decorations of streamers and celebratory signs to tables covered with party foods and cheerful ponies from both sides, it felt refreshing after the battle they had just gone through. She particularly noticed the way the two sides treated one another, it seemed as if they had been allies for ages. Azure saw how they placed hooves around shoulders, chugging down their punch together, and laughing away at one another’s jokes and stories. Her chest seemed to poof up happily at the sight of the friendly joy the ponies shared. Samukai smiled as well, seeing peace coming to these groups set a warmth inside of him. “Go ahead and enjoy, you two deserve this.” Saber said with a smile on her face. The two nodded and the group split up as they went about to enjoy the celebration.
Azure’s eyes skimmed over the hall until her sights locked upon the massive buffet table filled with enough food to feed the whole of the two army. A massive grin spread on her face as she bounded toward the table, her long, heavy hitting strides sending vibrations all through the room. Many ponies ducked down in fear of an oncoming earthquake and the few ponies standing by the table, looked in horror as the massive cartazonon charged at them. Just in the nick of time, the soldiers jumped out of the way as Azure slid to a halt and dug into the plates of fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and other party related foods. She went right for the plate filled with an assortment of carrots, grapes, and celery and tipped it back; the entire plater of food slid right into her mouth. The ponies around the table stared in surprise at how the massive creature chew down a whole plate like it was the first bite of a dinner, Samukai only shrugged as he laughed softly to himself.
“Try to save some for the rest of us.” He joked as he walked over to where Azure was. Azure looked down at Samukai awkwardly.
“Oh, sorry.” Azure said as she gently placed the tray back down.
“You couldn’t be more of a pig if you tried.” Eclipse stated, Azure’s ears went down as a look of annoyance filled her face. Samukai took a small tray of food and dumped it into his mouth as well, tray and all. Azure smiled at this as she took another tray trying not to eat everything on the plate.
“Go ahead and enjoy, Azure, I’m sure Saber will be bringing out more food when needed.” Azure nodded.
“It’s just not often that I get to eat like this. Ponies have such small meals, and my bit pouch only has so many bits.” Samukai nodded understandably.
“I can imagine being a large creature in such a small world isn’t easy.”
“Oh, you have no idea. When I first came into Equestrian territory, everything seemed to shrink, trees, buildings, everything; I knew ponies were small, but everything just felt far smaller than I would have thought. It took some adjusting, and learning to be much more aware of where I step.” Samukai nodded.
“So, everything back in your Empire is scaled more to your size, like trees?” Azure nodded.
“Plants, creatures, bodies of water. That was mostly because of our magic since it was smaller when we first came to live there from what I was told.” Azure looked up at the ceiling, a somewhat distant, yet happy, look on her face. “I always enjoyed those hearing about the cartazonons who helped to create the magic for that, how they shaped the land all those years ago, the up keep of it all; this world wasn’t made for creatures like us after all.”
“But you once lived here, in Equestria?” Azure nodded.
“We aren’t sure how we came to be, but we know of the origins of our society.”
“Ah.” Samukai mused as he took an apple from a bowl and bit into it. Azure looked to Samukai curiously.
“Do you think you can tell me about yourself since I’ve talked so much about me and my kind?” Samukai swallowed and looked down at the apple.
“Unfortunately, I know nothing of where I came from. I was born in a void and spit out here, that’s all I know.” Azure looked to him sadly.
“And you still don’t know anything about it? Like, maybe that void was a portal from a different place, maybe from someplace in the sky?” Samukai shook his head.
“All I know is that it where I am from and how I came to be like this, some mutated creature.” Samukai smiled. “But that doesn’t matter because I have beings like you, Summerfly, the girls.” Samukai held the crystal tightly in his claw. “That’s something I would never give up, not even for all the answer to every question I have.” Azure smiled warmly as her fluff poofed up.
“Aw, Samukai!” Azure picked him up and hugged him tightly. Already anticipating another massive, fluffy hug from the lion like mare, the void samurai stayed relax and hugged her back. “I’m so glad to have a friend like you.”
“Me too.” Azure soon put him back down.
“Maybe one day, you and I can go look for some answers about that void! Things just don’t pop up like that for no reason, right?!” Samukai nodded.
“We can do that once you resolve your issue with the Empire.” Azure nodded.
“I think that’s a good idea…. But… I wouldn’t even know how to go about doing that….” Samukai placed a reassuring claw on her leg.
“Don’t worry, a solution is bound to come sooner or later, and if you ever need help, I’ll be here.” He pointed to himself.
“I will too!” Summerfly offered.
“You can count me out, the last thing I want to do is help bug face.” Eclipse spat. Azure rolled her eyes at this.
“If you don’t mind my asking, what do you plan to do now, after the party that is?” Samukai asked. Azure smiled at him.
“It’s back on the road for me, I’ve still got a whole lot of adventures ahead of me and plenty of new beings to meet!” She explained with excitement.
“Sounds like a good plan. I hope that, somewhere in your travels, you’ll come back and visit.”
“Of course I will! Maybe next time, we won’t be needing to save the world and we can just enjoy some quality time together.” Samukai chuckled.
“I hope so, too.”
“And if you ever need to talk to me or just want to send a hello, just got to the post office and ask for Night Post of the night division of EMDS, she’ll be able to deliver anything you have for me no matter where I am.”
“Night Post? What kind of name is that?! Is her special talent standing as a post for mailboxes?!” Eclipse mocked. Samukai grasped at the crystal.
“I’ll keep that in mind.”
“Are you enjoying the food?” Dawn asked as she trotted up to them. Azure nodded happily.
“It’s so good! I can’t imagine what it must be like being able to have food like this each and every day!” Azure stated as she swelled happily at the thought.
“I usually like to make my own meals, there is something more satisfying when one prepares their own meals.”
“You didn’t happen to make anything here, did you?” Samukai asked curiously.
“Nothing from here, but when the deserts are brought out, a few trays are filled with my sweet treats; the soldiers requested I make some.” Azure smiled knowingly.
“I’m guessing we’re going to have to snatch them before they do.” Dawn laughed.
“That is, if they let you.”
“So, what do you and your sister plan to do now with peace finally made?” Dawn looked to Samukai with a warm smile.
“Oh, it feels so good to hear those words.” She sighed happily. “Well, my sister has been speaking with Noctis about where to take our new alliance. Right now, they are talking about having the Bat Winged Beasts come stay in our moving fortress, or at least follow it. If they are to live with us here, we would have to do a little renovation. Noctis is a bit reluctant since they really like to travel and he likes the idea of keeping separate groups to keep a better watch over the land; they said they would be announcing the final decision during the celebration.”
“Then you’re going to keep protecting Equestria?!” Azure asked excitedly.
“Of course! That is why our groups were formed to begin with! Now that we are going to be working together, all the evils that come up will be dealt with faster and easier than ever before.”
“That is great to hear.” Samukai said with a smile.
“What are you going to call yourselves now, the Daylight Bats? I bet everyone will think you’re some dumb baseball team!” Eclipse teased. Dawn looked about curiously.
“Don’t worry about him,” Samukai grabbed his crystal “he only wants a reaction.” Dawn looked back to him and noticed how he grabbed at the crystal. Before she could question what was going on, the sound of glass being tapped could be heard all across the room as the sound of ideal chatter and boisterous laughed subsided. Azure, Samukai, and Dawn all turned their heads and looked across the room to see Saber and Noctis standing together atop one of the tables.
“My fellow soldiers and newly found friends, Noctis and myself have been speaking of how to move forward with our new alliance and have reached a formal conclusion.” Azure and Dawn looked to them excitedly as Samukai looked to them curiously.
“We’ve decided to have multiple groups surveying the land with a specialty headquarters. Saber and I will be running this base and will send out specialty teams whenever a situation arises while having others constantly traveling the lands to keep watch over Equestria proper.” Noctis stated.
“We also decided to speak with the princesses about our group. For years, we have worked outside of their knowledge and now that we have joined forces, we feel it is best we speak with them about making this an official protective force in Equestria. With this, we can recruit even more to our cause, receive special benefits to help our cause, and have the support of the rulers themselves. We hope that, between this joining and with the princess’ support, we can make Equestria a safer place for all beings!” Loud cheers rang out throughout the room as glasses we tapped together and hooves stomping in applause.
“How wonderful!” Dawn spoke cheerfully as a wide smile streched across her face. Azure looked down nervously.
“Dawn, can you tell Saber and the others not to speak to the alicorns about me?” Azure asked a bit shakily.
“Why not?” Dawn asked with surprise. “Should you and Samukai not be recognized for saving Equestria?”
“The princesses… them and our species do not get along, at all…. If they find out I’m here… they will surely be rid of me….” Dawn looked to her, horror filling her face.
“What could have possibly happened for them to want to do that to you?! I am sure that if they knew what you have done for Equestri-”
“It’s alright, Dawn.” Samukai stated, Dawn’s gaze turned to him. “Their history is very deep and complicated. It would be best, for now, that you keep her involvement a secret, at least, until circumstances change.” Dawn looked back at Azure worriedly, then turned her gaze back to Samukai.
“Alright, I will inform Noctis and my sister.” She stated reluctantly. Azure sighed with relief. “The deserts will most likely be coming out soon, I best go make sure everything is in order.” Dawn said before taking off. Samukai looked to Azure.
“You can’t hide from them forever.” Samukai stated.
“I know….” Azure looked to him. “I tried once to speak with them… but I was too frightened, I ran just. I thought I had the courage to walk into the castle…. I thought that if I could speak with them and convince them that not all cartazonons are bad, as I came to understand that not all ponies were bad, that we could have peace. They could extend a kind hoof first and they could see they’re not so bad, then we wouldn’t need to fight them and everybody would be safe and happy…. Then, I thought of how things may not have changed for them as no one knew of us and how we never truly changed and them knowing that we’re still alive…. And if the Empire found out - oh, I just couldn’t do it!” Azure clasped her hooves over her head with worry. Samukai patted her shoulder comfortingly.
“It’s alright, Azure, don’t worry. I know them personally and have their trust.”
“You do?!” He nodded.
“If they ever find you, and you’re in danger, or maybe, one day, you’d like to try and speak with them, I will be here by your side. You are a very kind and caring being, Azure, and I intend to reassure them that you mean well if need be.”
“What if they don’t listen?”
“They will, I promise. If they don’t, then I will personally get you out of there.” Azure smiled at him.
“You’re such a wonderful friend, Samukai, thank you for everything.” Samukai smiled at her with his usually cheery smile.
“I hope they don’t listen so we can get to see an epic war break out, one I would gladly fight in!” Eclipse stated. Azure and Samukai rolled their eyes at this. Soon enough, a large assortment of sweets and treats with ranges of flavors from chocolate to peanut butter pecan. There were cookies, cakes, pies, brownies served upon silver platers. As expected, the soldiers of the Daylight Knights dove at the chance to get a taste of Dawn’s sweets, the horde of hungry sweet tooth’s blocked the way for others to get a taste; the soldiers were given many awkward looks, specially by the bat ponies. Samukai and Azure looked to one another, nodded, and turned their attention to the trays. With Samukai’s soul and Azure’s telekinesis, they managed to pull plenty of sweet smelling trays away from the wall and handed them out to those who were fortunate not to get crushed by the starving pile leaving just enough for themselves. Azure took the first gulp from her tray followed by Samukai.
“Mmhhh mmmmhhhhh! They’re so good!” Azure exclaimed as the flavors burst in her mouth.
“Dawn is one talented pony.” Samukai stated.
“Pony food is the absolute best! We would never get anything like this back at home!”
“Why is that?” Samukai questioned.
“We don’t exactly have the resources the ponies do, unfortunately. I was quite surprised to see there was more than seven existing fruits and twelve vegetables.” Samukai looked to her surprised.
“Sometimes, we’re able to get supplies from here through our merchants in disguise so it’s not too bad.” Samukai nodded and wondered just how much his fluffy friend was truly missing out on while in the secluded nation that is the Cartazonon Empire. The rest of the celebration went well with all the participants enjoying the festivities until night fell and all retired for the night, even the bat ponies tired from staying up for most of the day. Azure went back to her room at the inn while Samukai went to the Everfree forest with plans to meet with Azure in the morning.
* * *
“Oh, I just couldn’t accept!” Azure stated.
“I won’t take no for an answer.” Samukai stated as he shoved a pouch of bits and a large bag of food upon her.
“He certainly won’t.” Summerfly stated.
“Would you just take it already so you can leave us alone?!” Eclipse spat. The sun had fully risen by this time as it brightened the small, and now, truly peaceful, Ponyville. Azure and her new-found friends stood just outside of the inn she once stayed in, her cart packed and ready for her next adventure. Azure finally sighed.
“Fine, but I’m going to pay you back later somehow.” Azure loaded the bag of food into her cart and took the bits reluctantly.
“It should last you at least a couple of days so long as you pace yourself.”
“Oh, I will.” She said with a smile then leaned down and hugged her friend.
“Until we meet again.” Samukai replied as he hugged her back. Azure started to make her way down the road as she took off for some place off in the distance, a place she didn’t know where nor did she know when she would.
“I have a feeling that this won’t be the end of our adventures with that mare.” Samukai stated.
“I think so, too.” Summerfly added.
“Hopefully it won’t be soon, or, maybe, some monster will mistake her for a bug and eat her.” Eclipse stated. Samukai sighed.
“I think it’s time we took a well-deserved nap, don’t you?”
“More like you getting your nap.”
“I’m nocturnal after all.” Samukai yawned. “And these all dayers are starting to wear on me, but, once I get a little rest,” he pulled the journal by the two explorers he found with Azure no too long ago and looked down on it with a large grin “I believe the professors in Canterlot would love to get their hooves on this.” The tried samurai turned and went back to the Everfree forest with intent on enjoying the peace while it lasted.
Hello! I'm pretty-pegasus-wings, some call me just pretty for short of Azure as that's my main OC as seen above; I'm fine with whatever you decide to refer to me as. I'm an artist working to become an animator and writer/author who enjoys drawing pastel cartoon horses because why not? I, obviously, enjoy mlp, just about anything that has to do with animation from shorts, televisions, movie, history etc., video games (I'm a big hidden gem hunter), and lover of a good story. I've been drawing for three years, but only really getting into drawing in the last year.
You'll see a lot of mlp content here despite the fact I do have other interests but that's because I really enjoy drawing mlp characters and because I can't draw too much else, I can, technically, but not as well as these cartoon horses. Despite this, I focus mostly on original content prefer to make my own stuff up aside taking place in the mlp verse in some way. Azure, herself, despite being an mlp OC is completely her own and I do intend to put her into her own world with its own lore and so on. I focus mostly on OCs, very rarely drawing cannon character or anything else really, but I will some times. I draw mostly Azure as well, most of my content tends to focus on her in some way; she's a cartazonon and does have wings, she's just very fluffy. I also do write, so there is that.
I'm quiet a friendly person who does enjoy talking with others and making friends so if you'd like to talk and get to know me, maybe become friends, feel free to leave a comment or send a note. Just know if you do leave a comment, it may take me time to get to it. If you ask for a request, know that I most likely won't have time for it now. This also goes for art trades, unless you're willing to wait a long, long time, don't ask, otherwise, I always say yes to all art trades and collabs. I do enjoy RP as well if you enjoy doing that and are looking for somebody to RP with, I will accept, most likely (no NSFW please); I have tons of OCs if you're interested, just send me a note or leave a comment.
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