I finally understood where my pain was coming from. It wasn't from the injuries I had sustained from her attacks. It was from her, her directly, her emotional pains. Her attacks were projecting her frustration, her anger, her sadness, her loneliness, her painful memories. That frail little filly who only ever asked for a friend and was rejected because of her appearance. She was denied the warmth she sought and forced to become this in order to survive. Even now as I stared at her, I could only see that small body weeping on the ground with injuries from her tormentors., constantly wondering what she had done wrong that she was getting harshly punished... Enough....that was enough! If only I could have met her sooner... these tears of mine wouldn't be falling... They shouldn't be falling!...
"Have you lost your nerve? It's too late for you. The reason I'm like this is cause of all of you. It was all of you that turned me into this devil."
"Trapped within that shell... Never trusting anyone... Believing that you'll never find happiness..." I said, rubbing my eyes with my free hoof and clearing my vision. "I shall undo that curse."
"I will gladly be your friend."
"There is reason no longer for you to continue as you are. This will end!"
Her attacks quickly came. Both her swords blazed with burning fury. Instantly, my light barrier came up. the blades connected and roared even loader as she tried to break through it. But this time...they were weaker... Instead of instantly breaking through, she was struggling. Her attack had weakened. They no longer were possessing that dangerous level of negative energy that made my attacks almost nonexistent. Holding her off for this instant, I saw my chance... I took it...looking straight into her eyes...
"As fierce as the flame....as swift as the wind....as adaptive as the waters....and as strong as the earth..."
My barrier was cracking.
"Gather forth the stars that call for a new beginning. The power that will bring about a new hope!"
As per my chant, my sword began to react. It's glow continued to brightened, but I did not care to notice. Staring deeply into the filly's eyes, my barrier finally broke. In a quick stroke, I grabbed the hilt of my blade and gave her a surprising upward slash, shocking her, and cutting through both her blades in an instant. Her loneliness, her sadness, her anger...and with a good twisted hind-kick, knocking her back several feet...her nightmare would now end.
"Become the path my light shines upon!"
The Sacred Darkness has lived a life of misery as prejudice ponies take her appearance to be nothing more than an ill omen. Believing that the world was full of nothing but evil and hate, her dark abilities now seek to remove any who even try to remove her. It's now up to the Holy Light to show her a different path.