Im so excited to share this short story with you! I'm starting a series of short storied that gives you glimpses of the past for two of my DOA characters Pearlflame and Ashnight. This one is about Ashnight. If your not part of DOA THAT OK! you can still read it. Also for those who watch Macgyer I got the idea from this since Ashnight is Riley aka Riles and Astrofire is Jack Dalton, but with out ado here it is!
Ashnight trembled, her small wings protecting her ears from what her parents were doing up ahead thinking the roaring water would drown out what their screams. Tears rolled down her black small face as she laid tightly in a ball.
“Just leave Deathfire, for my sake and our filly, she can't keep on seeing you like this!” a mare cried out as she was starting to bleed from bite and kick marks, her heart shattering as her mate kicked her again, she let out an ear shattering cry. The stallion in front of her flared his battled scared wings, his almost black hide hid the blood splattered on him, his eyes glowed red as he growled.
“You're saying I can't see my filly now! Was this idea Astrofire’s!” he trumpeted as lighting struck the mare, “I swear ill murder that baster!!!!” his anger pulsed through him snapping any mercy in his body as his front leg turned up the soil, his ears tightly pinned back as his eyes gleamed murderously.
Ashnight whimpered softly as she tried to hide. Until a shadow blocked the sun from her. Hesitantly she looked up fearing it was her sire, but instead a tall chestnut paint stallion that stood over her.
“Now Riles, why are you cowering?” he asked, his voice airy and warm as if it shielded her from the cruel evil world around her. Ashnight rushed to the stallion and hugged him tightly.
“It’s daddy again” she bawled into his chest, her whole body shaking with fear for what Deathfire might do. He always came back from a battle like this and it scared the small filly more than anything in the world. The stallion nodded and put his wing over her.
“It's ok.. Riles…” he said, wrapping his passive olive green wings around her drawing her near “You always got me Riles forever… I promise you that” he said, nuzzling her. Ashnight kept on trembling but the stallion's touch soothed her as her tears started to stop streaming down her small black face.
“Thank you..” she said quietly, and she smiled up at him not knowing the deep pain she would have later, not knowing the loneliness and emptiness that stallion gave her…because right now he was all she needed, he was her rock, her “sire”, but that would all change, today. The chestnut stallion smiled and told the small filly to go a little farther away and that no matter what she wound, look towards the waterfall. Ashnight, too young and naive to know what would take place, bounded off thinking that this stallion made her life so much better….
The stallion arched his proud neck and raised his tail like a war banner as he marched to the two steeds his small dew dropped ears pinned back as he heard the fighting, his heart stopped as he saw the blood on the mare and Deathfire pummeling her with the accuracy and power as machine guns, at that moment something snapped in him, a strong surge to protect Ashnight and her dam. He charged towards Deathfire, ears tightly pinned as he rammed into him, knocking him to the ground. The stallion flared his olive green wings protecting the mare. Deathfire’s red eyes glowed with utter hate as he stood up spatting blood out, as he did something flashed in his eyes, an evil lustful thought crossed the stallions mind as he glared at the stallion.
“Was this your plan all the time Astrofire to turn my family against me!” he trumpeted his roaring call as loud as the rumbling thunder.
“That was all your doing, I had nothing to do with that pal,” he chuckled as he smiled knowing he could beat him. Deathfire lunged towards him 3-, Astrofire thought as he turned his back toward the charging stallion 2-, he cocked his back leg and 1! at 1 he stuck both hind hooves square in the stallion’s chest. Swiftly he spun around to face him and reared his razor-sharp hooves slicing open his skin as he grabbed hold of Deathfire’s long black mane in his mouth pulling it by the roots.
The two stallions fought exchanging blows and cuts, death threats and kicks as accurate as a sniper. Their hooves flying in a blur, their feathers exploding like bombs as their wings clashed into one another. Astrofire striked Deathfire hard, breaking his wing. As the stallion stumbled back in pain Astrofire kicked him hard in the jaw breaking it, with his hooves he shredded his other wing,.Deathfire knew he would never win and shocked Astrofire hard with lightning before he cloaked himself in shadows and disappeared. Deathfire stood still for a few moments as if not believing the stallion that plagued their lives was actually gone, however all around them was peaceful. With a nod of his majestic head he trotted towards Ashnight’s mom and nuzzled her.
“It’s over Novaflame, “ he said as she leaned into him, her beautiful palomino leopard appaloosa coat spotted red with blood. She said nothing with words but you can tell by her glistening, bright, kind eyes she was grateful for his protection. For a moment the mare's eyes glittered with joy as Ashnight flew, her tiny wings a blur as she raced to her dam and the only stallion she thought of as a sire. Astrofire chuckled.
“Hey squirt I thought I told you to wait tell I got you.” The small filly just hugged both of them in response feeling like she was safe with her family and with Deathfire out of the way they could finally be happy, and never once did the thought cross her mind that it would all change soon, that she would feel alone…
But a moon later there she was, by that waterfall again tears streaming down her face as her wings sagged, letting the sound of the roaring water cover up her heart breaking cries as her heart felt like a half. She pinned her ears tightly, furious, as Astrofire’s words rang in her ears “You always got me Riles, forever…. I promise you that” she pawed the ground as more tears rolled down her face except he was not there, he left her. Her heart burned with anger as she thought about it a week after Astrofire protected them from Ashnight’s real sire he left, he just abandoned them, and that hole that would never fill up that bitterness would never leave her. The stallion she loved was gone to the wind as that truth dawned on her; she forced herself to stop crying and arched her neck as a fearless, sassy mare was born that day.
Please tell me what you think im open to kind criticism <3
Stay tuned for my next one coming soon
(yeah i agree, i was trying to make it mysterous, with the chestnut stallion, so you did not know who he was tell the end
and with the mom XD i just did not know what to name her so i kept the mare XDD
thanks for the criticim, my next one that im working on will be less comfusing XD
Nice use of foreshadowing lol. Though I think you could use a bit more information because it's confusing for others who haven't seen the show.
I laughed at the "astrofire tossed his majestic head". Jack...majestic? XD I love it
That is awesome!! I love AshNight so much, where the heck did AstroFire go?!?!