6. Rarity's Curse
Rarity pulled Spike aside and said seriously "follow me, and be quiet about it". Spike whispered "but Rarity! This isn't the sellers!" Rarity said nothing as she snuck to the side of the room, and when everyone's backs was turned, she slipped behind the throne to hide. Rarity quickly grabbed Spike, and cuddling close to him in order to stay hidden. It seemed like forever the tour guide kept going on about stories to do with the Throne room. Rarity was getting impatient, but Spike didn't mind, as Rarity cuddled close to him. When the tour finally moved on to the next room, Spike was about to sneeze. Rarity only just managed to stop him, as the tour guide said "what was that noise?!" The tour guide stayed silent for a moment before saying with a laugh "must have been my imagination!" As he closed the throne room door behind him, Rarity and Spike listened quietly for the hooves outside to die down. When all was silent Rarity and Spike slowly emerged from behind the Throne. Spike said crossly "now how are we going to know how to get to the sellers from in here?!" Rarity groaned as she said crossly "come now Spike! Didn't you hear a word that tour guide said?!" Spike said slowly "I was trying not too, it was all very boring... He didn't even mention me once for being with Twilight! What a cheek!" Rarity sighed as she said impatiently "the tour guide said that Twilight opened the hidden room when looking for the Crystal Heart... Now I know Spike that you were with her..." Spike gulped as he said quietly "you want me to tell you how to open the secret staircase?!" Rarity said eagerly "secret staircase?! That tells me we are possibly standing on it at this very moment!" Rarity began tapping on different areas of the floor, listening for a hollow part. Spike sighed as he said reluctantly "it's magic, this right now isn't King Sombra's palace... So the staircase doesn't exist now..." Rarity said crossly "explain yourself Spike, I have no idea what you are talking about!" Spike didn't want to let on the secret staircase to Rarity, but he felt he had too for her to finally appreciate him. "Well Rarity, you see... Twilight cast a weird cursing sort of spell on that purple Crystal above the Throne!" As Spike said this he pointed at the Crystal. Rarity said eagerly "do you know what the spell was called?" Spike shook his head as he said "no idea!" Rarity snorted as she said "well do you know anything that may help me to work out what the spell was called?!" Spike thought back to that dreadful day, the crystal Ponies in a mad panic, King Sombra almost breaking into the Empire once again, and then he had an idea. "Well Rarity... This is a long shot but-" Rarity said impatiently "go on!" Spike took a deep breath and said nervously "maybe if you think like King Sombra, cast a spell at the Crystal, and hope for the best?" Rarity said crossly "is that it?! But what spell?! Oh Spike your no help!" Spike growled as he said "just use any spell, and if that doesn't work, try another spell till it does!" Rarity didn't know how to think like an evil dark pony, who always spent his life in the shadows, making every pony suffer. She only knew how to think like a bright pony, who always spent her life in the sunshine, making every pony happy. She thought of a simple spell, and began to think like King Sombra. She bent down, positioned her horn in the direction of the purple Crystal above the Throne, clenched her eyes tightly shut, and began to cast her spell. To her surprise she started to feel sadness, defeat, and pure hatred and evil washing over her, and beginning to take over her now cold heart. A cold chill went through her as she cried out, opening her eyes quickly. Spike looked on in shock as he saw Rarity's horn turning red, her eyes glowing brightly green, and purple wispy bits streaming out of the corners of her eyes. As tears streamed down her face uncontrollably she cried out as her voice deepened "how could the princesses destroy me like that?! How dare they!!!! NOW THE PRINCESSES SHALL TRULY FEEL MY WRATH!!!!"