SCORE: Fallen Down, Get Back Up [Remix by Jisho23] (Undertale) www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue60sw…
Nightraid: *Covers his eyes when a blinding light appears and engulfs the entire arena* AACK!!! WHAT’S SHE DOING?!
Eros: Brother, you might want to brace yourself!
Nightraid: Why?! What’s going on?! *Looks as the light dissipates to see the sky has changed from black with stars and an aurora to the familiar shining light in a pink void with stars all around them* Eros?!
Eros: She used Grandma’s Star! We’re in the Ethereal Plain!
Nightraid: *Jumps up to see them all still in the arena…but the arena itself is floating in the Ethereal Plain* No way… *Looks up to see something coming down from the light above and he gasps* ….!!!
[A P H R O D I T E]
Aphrodite: *Looks to Nightraid with a stern expression that turns calm and happy* Nicely done, Son… You actually did it… I had my doubts, but I also had my Hopes that you could make it this far! You have not disappointed me… It’s not often that I am given full control like this. Dream Vania has a lot of Faith in you… And your Love for us… Hmhmhmhm…. It seems we’ve been helping each other while fighting all along…
Eros: Yeah… Looks like it, don’t it?
Flash Sentry:……… *Chuckles a bit* Guys….how are ya feeling right about now?
Amp Atom: Like my heart is about to burst from my chest!
Drum Role: My life is flashing before my eyes!
Bass Keys: Whut life?
Drum Role: I heard that! *Sneers and looks back up*
Twilight Sparkle: Asteria… THAT’S what your daughter looks like?!
Asteria: Yes… That is our daughter, Aphrodite. Phosphorus and I conceived and raised her… And after facing her own trials and finding her purpose in life, she obtained this form and became one of the most powerful members of our family.
Milky Way: She’s…beautiful!!!
Eos: And she’s brought us all here. It seems the audience is at a loss of words.
Advent: So she’s going all out now. I wonder how Nightraid is gonna handle this!
Uzziel: We’ll see soon enough. *He and Advent look up to Flash Drive to see Amp Atom as he’s up to something* Hmm?
Amp Atom: Hmhmhmhm…. *Adjusts glasses* Since your daughter has gone to this great length to make this a spectacular grand finale, I suppose now would be the perfect time to unveil my big surprise! BEHOLD!!! [PORTAL OF PROMETHEUS] *Makes a large machine with a control panel, a circular gate, and many lights all over appear*
Nightraid: *Looks down to them and sees what’s going on* What’s this?
Aphrodite: Nightraid… Let’s take this moment…
Nightraid: *Watches the rest of the family gather together at the high platform* How did he get that here so fast?
Aphrodite: He didn’t. I did. As Venus, I pulled a few tricks to get it here inconspicuously. Can you guess how I did it?
Nightraid: Uh… Eros? How DID she do it?!
Eros: Heheh! It’s actually pretty funny! She had a little help. *Shows a projection to Nightraid of what she did and narrates it* This should give you a good clue on just how good our family is at getting a job done! We go to great lengths and do some really roundabout things! Check this out!
As soon as you hit Venus with that last attack, she used her true power to manipulate the flow of energy around us, halting our perceptions and giving her a chance to use the [STAR OF ASTERIA] to teleport all the way over to Amp Atom’s laboratory and bring that machine of his here, used the Star again as a keyhole, focused on it with her [HEART OF APHRODITE] and struck it with the [SPEAR OF PHOSPHORUS].
She did all that in the span of *one* second!
Eros: Like I said, she had help.
Aphrodite: Tell you what, if you defeat me, I promise to tell you…when you’re older.
Nightraid: Huh?! Uh… Well, alright then! But when should we get back to it?
Aphrodite: Patience, my son. I wish to see how this plays out.
Nightraid: *Looks back down and sees someone coming through the portal…someone…strangely familiar* Wait…that’s…!!!
SCORE: Storyshift. (Undertale AU) www.youtube.com/watch?v=x96mC3…
Chrysalis: *Stepping through the portal and onto the platform with dark blue hair, small glasses, a shade of violet on her back shell, a broad horn, and butterfly wings with hearts on them* Aah, finally! You got a working portal again!
Flash Sentry: Hey, Chryssie! Good to see you made it!
Nightraid: “Chryssie”?! That looks like…!!! *Tenses up*
Eros: She’s NOT who you think she is! Don’t worry, she couldn’t be any more different.
Chrysalis: *Goes to Flash and hugs him* It’s so good to see you again!
Flash Sentry: Eheheh… *Blushing* Good to see you too!
Twilight Sparkle: Welcome to the Ethereal Plain, Chryssie!
Chrysalis: Princess Twilight! *Hugs her too* I missed you both so much!
Twilight Sparkle: *Holding her breath* MMMGH!!! (She’s like Cadence and Pinkie combined! I can barely breathe!)
Flash Sentry: You might wanna loosen up, Chryssie! I think Twilight might be suffocating!
Milky Way: Wait, so THIS is the other mare you told me about?!
Flash Sentry: Well, yeah!
Milky Way: You never showed me a picture of her! I never would have imagined her to be… *Looks at her again* Well…this BEAUTIFUL! *Shakes her hoof* My name is Milky Way!
Chrysalis: Oh, I know! Flash told me so much about you!
Milky Way: Oh really now?
Chrysalis: Don’t worry, they were nothing but good things!
Drum Role: Man… Dude, you got a jackpot!
Flash Sentry: What do you mean?
Drum Role: What do you mean, “what do I mean”?! You got both the Princess of Friendship AND the Queen of Love all over ya! It was already enough that your mom and daughter were hot, but both of your mares are just as cool!
Flash Sentry: *Blushing profusely* Yyyyyyyyeah…….. *Sighs* I can’t argue there… But you guys sure do know how to rub it in!
Bass Keys: What’ya talk’n ‘bout? You an’ d’em are da ones doin’ all da rubb’n!
Drum Role: OOOOH!!!!
Flash Sentry: *Turns red* GUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!!
Bass Keys: Heh! An’ d’ey both hot bombshells, brudda!
Drum Role: Yeah, anyhow!
Amp Atom: You should feel quite lucky, Flash!
Advent: She is quite pretty…
Chrysalis: And hello there, boys! You must be friends of theirs!
Amp Atom: Indeed! I am Dr. Amp Atom, Flash Sentry’s technical support and best friend!
Drum Role: I’m Drum Role! I’m the team’s muscle and I’m practically his dad!
Flash Sentry: We TALKED about that, Drum! I’m NOT calling you “Dad”!
Bass Keys: Long story, babe!
Chrysalis: What, is he seeing Ms. Milky Way?
Bass Keys: Da name’s Bass Keys! Nice ta meet ya!
Chrysalis: It’s a pleasure to meet you too! *Shakes hooves with him*
Advent:…….. *Tries to hide his nervous face* (Uuuugh!!! I thought after Dee Vee and I got married, I’d be done feeling like this!)
Chrysalis: Hello? You seem to have a connection too! What’s your name? *Smiling to Advent*
Advent: *Looks up to her and blushes a bit* Uhmm… My name is… Advent… Advent Playwright…
Chrysalis: You seem a bit skittish. Is something wrong?
Advent: N-No…nothing’s…wrong… I uh… Just reverting to an old…and supposedly “dead” habit… Eheheh…
Aphrodite: Hmhmhmhm… Oh dear…
Nightraid: What’s wrong with Dad?
Aphrodite: Before we met, he had a hard time talking to beautiful mares. He would always get so shy and nervous! It’s been so long that I forgot how adorable he looked when he got like that!
Nightraid: And he only does that when he trusts someone enough, right?
Aphrodite: Now you get it! The one you met before was an enemy. But this one is another one of us.
Chrysalis: So where are we exactly? *Sees that they’re in an arena and when she looks up and sees the starry nebulas in the sky and the Ethereal Spirits surrounding the arena* The Ethereal Plain? I thought the portal was in your world.
Amp Atom: It was, but it was moved to here, apparently, so welcome to here, as it were!
Chrysalis: I see… *Looks up to see the two contestants* And those two?
Twilight Sparkle: They’re the whole reason we’re all here!
Milky Way: It seems they stopped…
Flash Sentry: *Uses his Aura Visor* Nope…they’re still going at it! I can see their power levels rising like crazy… I wonder how that’s happening!
Chrysalis: Who are they exactly?
Flash Sentry: Believe it or not, that’s my daughter, Dream Vania up there with her son, Nightraid! They’re fighting in this big tournament thing and you’re just in time to see them finish it!
Chrysalis: Oh I see and………………… *Stops short to recognize the Ethereal Spirit, Aphrodite* Oh my word… Aphrodite…?! Your daughter is Aphrodite?!
Flash Sentry: Well…technically! *Shrugs*
Chrysalis:…..I always knew your family had to be something very special… I see that I was right! Is it alright that I go to see them up close?
Twilight Sparkle: Well, they’re participating in a duel right now. We’re not really supposed to intrude.
Advent: You all can’t. But I can… Don’t worry. I’ll let them know you’re eager to see them! I’ll be right back! [SUPERJUMP] *Cross on his back glows and he jumps up to them at great speed*UZZIEL!!! *Calls Uzziel to join them*
Chrysalis: *Looks up with eyes wide opened* How did he-?!
Flash Sentry: I stopped bothering to ask that a long time ago. That guy has a knack for making impossible things happen! Like adopt Nightraid up there!
Chrysalis:….!!! That reminds me! Guess what, Flash!
Flash Sentry: Hmm?
Chrysalis: Twilight, Milky Way, you’ll love this too! I recently had a new baby! Flash, she’s yours!
Flash Sentry, Milky Way, & Twilight Sparkle: WHAT?!?!?!
Chrysalis: She’s right here! *Turns around carrying sash and opens the top off the bundle to reveal a cute little baby Changeling* This is “Exoskeleton”, though she’s very playful when she’s awake, so I give her a smaller name; “Exy”.
Flash Sentry:………… *Looks to her, then remembers that name* ………….Wait a sec….. Exy… Exoskeleton… Uh….. *Remembers when he fought a Changeling by that name, who transformed into a female version of himself long ago* Wow…parallel universes, huh? Where’d the name come from?
Chrysalis: I looked into her little eyes and saw her Heart glow! It glowed just like yours with that same noble-yet-sweet light that I saw in yours!
Flash Sentry:…..! *Blushes a little and looks back to the baby as Chrysalis lets him hold her* I’m…sorry I wasn’t there…
Flash Sentry: I was there for when Moonlit was born from Twilight…and even when Mom gave birth to First Base, I was there to give my hooves and help with the pain. I didn’t know when you were gonna have a baby.
Chrysalis: It was very difficult to keep in touch with everything going on. It’s not your fault, Flash. I’m just glad you finally got to see her! Besides, we have incredible Health Care back home! So no worries about the pain!
Flash Sentry: Well…if you say so! *Smiles to the little one* Our family’s still growing… Heh… *Looks back up to Advent rejoining his wife and son in the sky* That kid… Nightraid… So we did all this for him…and we got something great along the way… *Sees the baby Changeling open her eyes* Huh?
Exy: *Yawns and blinks, looking up* Aah….Aaaaahhhhh….. Uhhh?
Flash Sentry: Heh…heheh…. Hey there, little lady! Who am I?
Exy: I…..I….. Ah…..?
Flash Sentry: *Chuckles* Baby steps, girl. No need to go too fast.
Exoskeleton: (I know who you are, Father.)
Flash Sentry: *Eyes burst opened and his heart feels a sudden halt* Huh?
SCORE: Spookwave (Undertale) www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5et-r…
Exoskeleton: (I want you to know that as long as I’m in this infantile form, I will spend my days plotting my revenge for your absence.)
Flash Sentry: (WHAT?!)
Exoskeleton: *Smiles with her eyes resonating with Flash’s* (Do not worry. I will not kill you. I will merely play with you in my dreams until we get to be together as a REAL family! Thank you for showing me the Ethereal Plain, by the way! Now I know how to stay in your mind while you keep me in your Heart~!) *Lets out a cute giggle*
Flash Sentry: *Eye twitches and his face turns pale* (Uuuuuuummmm????)
Exoskeleton: (What I mean to say is that for every day that I do not see you, I will invade your dreams and play with you like one of my dolls! We’ll have so much fun bonding like father and daughter one way or another! Do you understand me, Father?)
Flash Sentry: (Y-Yes!!!)
Exoskeleton: (Very good! I look forward to our first session!)
Chrysalis: Is something wrong, Flash?
Flash Sentry: Huh?! Nope! Nothing’s wrong…. (I suddenly feel uneasy…)
Flash Sentry: Hmm?!
Exoskeleton: (I love you, “Daddy”!) *Waves and winks*
Flash Sentry: (Er… And uh… Daddy loves you!) *Sweats a little* Okay, Chryssie. Here.
Chrysalis: *Receives Exy* Are you sure nothing’s wrong?
Flash Sentry: Nope! Not at all! Now that Amp’s got the portal running, I’ll get to be there for both of my families!
Twilight Sparkle: Yeah, and I’ll be sure to visit whenever I can!
Chrysalis: That’s great to hear!
Milky Way: Pardon me, Queen Chrysalis.
Chrysalis: Oh! Only need to call me Chrysalis or “Chryssie” for short, Mother!
Milky Way: M-Mother?!
Chrysalis: Of course! You’re my “Mother-In-Law”! You can call me whatever you wish!
Milky Way: Oh, why thank you! But…you don’t have to call me “Mother”, dear. Milky Way will do… *Chuckles* Though I wouldn’t mind being called “Mother”… May I see the child? I want a close look!
Twilight Sparkle: Yeah, me too!
Flash Sentry: *Takes a deep breath with his bandmates around him* Huuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh….
Drum Role: You okay, dude?
Flash Sentry: I think I just got cursed…
Bass Keys: Da fruit?
Amp Atom: Uh… *Mumbles to himself* I guess I’ll tell him later… *Chuckles* Heheheheh… I don’t think you’ll ever have to worry about our clan dying anytime soon, Flash. Now our family has connected two whole worlds! It’s only a matter of time before we’ll be ready to stand together!
Flash Sentry: So Aeon told you about that too?
Amp Atom: The coming battle? Yes… It’s good that we’re expanding now. We need this now more than ever.
Aeon: *Appears in the air and standing on it like solid ground* Greetings, everypony! And Changeling! *Looks up* And Dragon and Ethereal Spirits alike! Your attention is requested!
Nightraid: Huh?! What the-?! Who's that?!
Eros & Aphrodite: AEON?!
Aeon: *Smirks and chuckles calmly* .....
TO BE CONTINUED