7. The Long Staircase
Spike had no idea what to do, as he saw Rarity's beautiful white begin to grey. As her mane and tail began to turn black as the night, and change shape, Spike had a crazy brainwave. He ran before King Sombra, who now stood within the room. He shouted valiantly "I LOVE YOU RARITY!!!!" With that he romantically kissed King Sombra, who looked shocked and disgusted. But as soon as Spike kissed King Sombra, he began to slowly change into Rarity. As Rarity came back into view, she passed out, either from shock or disgust, as Spike held her lovingly in his arms. But he couldn't hold her for long being so small, and her being so heavy, as he dropped her on the floor. After a few minutes went by, Rarity finally awoke to see Spike looking lovingly down upon her. She pushed him aside and said while looking rather confused around herself "what happened Spike?! I felt like everyone hated me, even you, and that can't be right?! But worse than that!!!! I felt like I hated everypony as well!!!!" Spike said seriously "you must have cast the spell wrong, or thought too much like King Sombra, because you became him!" Rarity gasped with shock as she said "how did I become me again?!" Spike blushed as he said slowly and nervously "well Rarity, you see... I had an idea and it worked..." Rarity said with wonder "and what was your idea, because I thank you for it!" Spike said, now blushing even more so "well... I remembered how no one loves or cares for King Sombra anymore, but then I remembered that's how you two are different... Rarity, I love you, but no one loves King Sombra..." Rarity said impatiently "so what did you do?! Did you just shout that you loved me to King Sombra?!" Spike shook his head from side to side. "Then what did you do?!" Rarity was beginning to get a little annoyed now... "Well Rarity, I-I-I-" Rarity shouted "well spit it out then!" Spike shouted at the top of his lungs "I KISSED YOU!!!!" With that he looked away from her shocked expression. Rarity didn't know what to say, so she changed the subject when she noticed the room was in shadows, and they were stood beside the secret staircase. Rarity said excitedly "well Spike! The spell worked within reason! Thanks for saving me Spike!" She hugged him in a friendly way, and then said importantly "now Spike! Follow me!" Spike said with shock "oh no! Please don't send me down there!" Rarity said with a laugh "oh come now Spike, your not scared of the dark now are you?!" Spike stood as tall as he could, as he barged past Rarity shouting "LET YOUR BRAVE SPIKE LEAD THE WAY!!!!" He then began marching valiantly down the long staircase. After a while of walked Rarity said impatiently "how much further down does this stupid staircase go anyway?!" Spike laughed and said quietly "much further yet". Rarity groaned loudly, as she continued reluctantly to walk on. Rarity began moaning constantly with things like "Is it muddy down there?" and "what if I chip a hoof?" Spike said under his breath "why do I love her?" Rarity said sternly "what was that Spike?!" Spike sighed and said sweetly "nothing my sweet beautiful Rarity". She laughed and said happily "that's much better".