15. A Stone Duel
Rarity slowly stood up, getting off of Spike to approach the Crystal Eye. She tried to approach it, when a wall suddenly came crashing down, separating her from the jewel. Upon the wall was yet another nasty poem. It said 'Now you've come this far you must fight me, it's the only way the jewel you shall again see, you may not pass if there is still we, so defeat me to be set free'. After reading that aloud Spike cried out in a mad panic 'oh my! Does that mean the ghost of King Sombra himself will fight us?! Cuz if it does, were so dead!' A sound of rock dragging along the ground sounded, as Rarity looked over at another wall to her left. This is when they both noticed a drawing of King Sombra facing forward, scratched into the wall it seems. Above it written neatly was 'King Sombra'. The picture went from 2D to 3D as the drawing now came out of the wall, a stone statue now. Rarity gulped as the stone statue opened it's eyes to reveal a bright green glare, and purple smoke began to stream out of the sides of it's eyes. The statue opened it's mouth to bare it's sharp stone teeth like daggers, and it's horn began to glow magicly. Rarity said bravely "well it looks like this unicorn will need to take on that unicorn!" She began to think of a spell to cast, but then suddenly realised she only knew fashion spells, and quite recently a spell to open up all these passageways. While thinking the stone King Sombra decided to blast her unfairly with a cursed spell, that just missed her as Spike pushed her quickly out of the way. Rarity shouted with shock to Spike "OH SPIKE! I DON'T KNOW WHAT SPELL CAN SAVE US! I DON'T THINK GIVING HIM A DRESS WILL HELP!" Spike thought for a second before valiantly saying "you fight as long as you can, hold him off from me!" Rarity shouted "and what will you do?!" Spike said importantly "I have an idea, just distract him... Maybe a dress is a good idea!" With that they both rolled away from one another, just missing getting blasted with yet another evil spell. As Spike snuck up behind the stone statue of King Sombra, Rarity dazzled him with her fashion spells. She shouted with rage "AN UGLY BRUTE LIKE YOU NEEDS A MAKE-OVER!" With that she then used her magic to make a beautiful wedding dress appear on the stone statue. It was a funny sight, as Spike tried not to laugh. Rarity then dodged another raging spell, as she shouted shrilly "NOW FOR THE LIPSTICK!" She began to use her magic to put lipstick on the stone statue of King Sombra, now thrashing around angrily. The lipstick went absolutely everywhere, making the statue of King Sombra look a right clown. Rarity laughed, enraging the statue even more. But before the stone Statue of King Sombra could cast another spell to attack Rarity, Spike shouted behind him "HEY YOU!" The stone statue turned round slowly on it's heavy hooves, to see Spike holding a big rock. Spike said bravely "NOPONY PICKS ON MY GIRLFRIEND!" With that he threw the rock at the statue, causing it to shatter into little pieces of rock. Spike rubbed his hands together, and stood proudly holding his head up high. Rarity said in amazement "how the hell did you do that?!" Spike said with pride "well he's only made of stone, so one rock to another, equals a million pieces". Rarity said sternly "most of that brave act was just hope and guess work, am I right?" Spike said with a laugh "eeyup!" Rarity burst into laughter as she said seriously "oh Spike! Don't let Applejack hear you taking the mic out of her big brother! She'd have you working the fields for weeks!" They both then rolled on the floor, in fits of laughter and hysterics. While laughing they did not notice the wall separating them from the jewel slowly rising back into the ceiling above. But when the shimmer of the now lit Crystal Eye hit Rarity and Spike in the eye, they immediately stopped laughing, and became serious once again.