11. The Everlasting Passageway
Rarity looked down the passageway with wonder as she said to Spike "how far do you reckon this goes?" Spike shrugged his shoulders, and remained silent. With that Rarity said eagerly "come on then Spike, lets find out together". She held out a hoof to Spike, and he took it with a smile, and together, hoof in claw, they made their way down the everlasting passageway. After a while of walking Spike said crossly "King Sombra makes long stairways, why not an everlasting passageway that just keeps going in circles!" Rarity said with a confused look "but the passageway is straight" Spike said slowly "yeah but dark magic makes anything possible, even circles can seem straight!" Rarity said crossly "well without proof that we are passing the same things, how can you be so sure?!" Spike pointed angrily up at a purple crystal he had only just realized they had passed more than ten times. He said with rage "you see that crystal?!" Rarity said with wonder "yeah... What about it?" Spike sighed as he said "I swear we have passed it loads of times now!" Rarity had a sudden idea as she said "okay Spike, if we walk on, and pass it one more time then we will know your theory is correct". As Rarity walked on Spike shouted after her "AND THEN WHAT DO WE DO?!?!" When Spike spotted the same purple crystal, same cracks, same size, and same position on the ceiling he shouted "RIGHT THERE! IT'S ONE OF KING SOMRA'S BLASTED TRICKS I TELL YA!!!!" Rarity said importantly "shush now Spike, I have an idea... These Crystals needed to be activated with that cursing spell in order to change the room right?" Spike said quickly "right". With that Rarity cast her cursing spell at the purple crystal, and the end of the passageway became obvious, as they now peered into a small square room. That room contained a lot of weird stuff, including a board on the wall that had an eerie rhyme written upon it in blood. It said 'I see you've come for the crystal eye, so watch your step or prepare to die. Your loved ones shall miss you and probably cry, because now for you the end is nye!' Rarity and Spike gulped nervously as they proceeded through an archway to the next room which was circular.