Travel to Equestria Part 12
[Part 12 begins with a recapitulation of the previous episodes. After being transported to Equestria, Eddie meets Celestia and Luna, who reveal that his ancestor was a wizard and that he ended up in Equestria. They explain that they have a spell to return Eddie back to Earth, but he first needs to master the magic powers that he inherited from his ancestor and that have been awakened at his arrival to Equestria. Twilight is put in charge of Eddie’s magical education, which is troublesome at first but starts to get better once Eddie makes his own wand. A montage shows Eddie creating a crystal coat to fend off Sombra’s dark crystals in the Crystal Empire, creating a flying cape to fly out of a blanket and griffin feathers, fending off Loco Motive through sheer physical strength and passive magic, and his own magical victories against Garble and Blazing Trail. Eddie is once again talking with Celestia and Luna, who tell him that his ancestor once fought against an evil wizard named Lord Lasorris before he left Equestria. They tell him that they are almost done completing the spell and that it will be over in just a matter of time, just as long as Eddie keeps progressing with his magic powers. Opening credits roll. It is nighttime in Canterlot and Celestia is ready to go to sleep. She is about to go into bed when she hears somepony knock on her door. She opens it with her magic to see Luna levitating a scroll.]
Princess Celestia: [yawns] Good evening, Luna. Is there any reason for which you decided to visit me while I was going to sleep.
Princess Luna: [satisfied] It’s done!
Princess Celestia: [surprised] You finished it?
Princess Luna: [proudly] These last few nights have been devoid of nightmares so I had much free time to continue researching Eddie’s spell. I have managed to completely restore the formula for the spell. I even made sure to verify for mistakes from start to finish before I gave you the results.
[Celestia levitates the scroll and starts reading it. Luna beams at her sister once Celestia stops reading the spell.]
Princess Celestia: [delighted] This is amazing! With this, we can send Eddie back home!
Princess Luna: [happily] I know. Now all we need to do is to wait for Eddie to do his part. We’ll be waiting for him to complete his training with Twilight before we can progress with the spell.
Princess Celestia: [smiles at Luna] Actually, I don’t think that we are going to need to wait for that long. Look at the progress report that Twilight sent me regarding his current magical development.
[Celestia handles Luna a scroll. She smiles as her sister reads the contents.]
Princess Luna: [nods approvingly] This is perfect. We have to deliver the good news to Eddie and the Elements of Harmony.
Princess Celestia: [extends a hoof in alarm] Wait!
Princess Luna: [surprised] Why?
Princess Celestia: [sadly] Last time we used that spell, we didn’t get to see our Eddie again. I don’t want Twilight and her friends to not be able to sleep with the possibility of not seeing their Eddie again once the spell is completed.
Princess Luna: [understandingly] They have to know, sister.
Princess Celestia: [nods her head] And they will know. But they will be told tomorrow morning. They deserve to be on their best conditions once they get the news.
Princess Luna: [nods her head back] Fair enough.
[As the sisters talk, a bird is spying on them. It is black and it appears to have a glowing red skeleton as it stares at the pair of alicorns. It flies into the horizon once the sisters are done talking. The next scene shows Eddie having breakfast with Twilight and Spike.]
Eddie: [enjoying his pancakes] These are some good pancakes.
Twilight Sparkle: [blushes] Thanks. Pinkie Pie gave me the recipe.
Eddie: [looks at Spike] Can you pass me the syrup, Spike?
Spike: [nods his head] Sure.
[As the baby dragon goes to give Eddie the syrup, he spits green fire that turns into a scroll.]
Eddie: [chuckles] Somebody forgot to say ‘excuse me’
Spike: [annoyed] Well, excuse Princess Celestia for sending us a letter in the middle of breakfast.
Eddie: [chuckles] You can’t blame her for not knowing that you were eating breakfast, Spike. She is not omnipresent.
Spike: [confused] Omni-what?
Eddie: [chuckles] Omnipresent means being around everywhere, like the air.
Twilight Sparkle: [takes the letter] As much as I’d love to hear about your philosophical talk, I would like to hear what Princess Celestia has to say in her letter.
Spike and Eddie: [apologetically] Sorry.
[Twilight reads the letter and looks surprised.]
Twilight Sparkle: [stunned] It’s about you.
Eddie: [shocked] Me?
Spike: [curious but morbid] What does it say?
Twilight Sparkle: [reading the letter] Dear Twilight Sparkle, I am pleased to tell you that yesterday, at midnight, the formula for the spell that will send Eddie back to his dimension has been completed. Based on the progress reports you have sent me about Eddie’s magic, I can safely assume that Eddie is ready to partake in the spell and create the portal that will send him back home. Please bring him to Canterlot so that we can prepare the spell. Bring your friends with you as well to say your goodbyes.
[Twilight stops reading the letter to look at Eddie with teary eyes.]
Eddie: [looks at Spike] Get the rest of the girls, Spike.
Spike: [depressed] Yes, Eddie.
[The baby dragon leaves the castle. Eddie kneels next to Twilight. The purple alicorn cries into his chest. The next scene shows Eddie in the train. The Mane Six are with him. They are all depressed.]
Applejack: [sighs] This is it, partner.
Eddie: [sighs as well] Yes. I knew that I was going to leave Equestria someday. I just didn’t think that it was going to be that painful
Pinkie Pie: [looks at Eddie] Do you think that we’ll get to have one last party together, Eddie?
Eddie: [takes a deep breath] As long as it’s not one of those spells that have some sort of deadline, I guess we can do it.
Fluttershy: [sadly] Do you think that we can come and visit you?
Eddie: [puts a hand on his forehead] You can. But it’s a one-way trip. Once you get into my world, a world without magic, you won’t be able to get back to Equestria. Only I can enter there.
Rainbow Dash: [looks at Twilight] You have a magical mirror, Twilight. Can you tweak it just a little to see if we can get to Eddie’s dimension?
Twilight Sparkle: [sadly] It’s the same dilemma as with the one-way trip that Eddie mentioned,
Rainbow Dash. The mirror is only set in the coordinates of the universe on which Sunset Shimmer lives. It only has one destination to go…and it’s not where Eddie lives.
Rarity: [puts a hoof on Eddie’s hand] It’s a shame to see you go, Eddie. I am going to miss your art skills.
Eddie: [sadly] So am I, Rarity. I’m not sure what’s going to happen to me once I return home. Will I still be able to use magic? Will my art skills be just as good as they were in Equestria or will they return to the way they used to be? Will I be as strong and fast as I am here or will I be just as normal as any human in my world?
Twilight Sparkle: [reassuringly] I went through the same thing when I first went to the human world on which Sunset Shimmer lives. It was way different than anything that I’ve seen in Equestria, but I couldn’t bring myself to panic. I had a crown to find, something important for the safety of Equestria, so I was unable to let my fear control me. Though, I’d lie if I said that I was not scared.
Eddie: [shakes his head] I think I get your point, Twilight. I want to return home because that’s where my friends and family are. But I never had so much fun in my entire life since I got here. Throwing that away, it just fills like I am going to live an incomplete life from now on, regardless of whether I choose to live in Equestria for the rest of my life or return home.
Spike: [reassuringly] For what you know, you are the best human that I ever met.
Eddie: [raises an eyebrow] I thought that was going to be Sunset Shimmer or Rarity.
Spike: [chuckles] Sunset Shimmer is not a real human and Rarity is a close friend in the pony universe so I’d be letting my feelings speak for me. You’re the best natural-born human that is not a counterpart of somepony that I don’t know that I ever met.
Eddie: [chuckles] Thank you, Spike. Of all the dragons that I met in Equestria, you’re my favorite.
[Eddie pets Spike’s head. The camera pans out of the train, showing Canterlot getting closer by the second. The group walks around the castle, where they meet Celestia and Luna, both of whom look serene.]
Princess Celestia: [politely] It’s nice to see you again, Eddie.
Eddie: [bows to Celestia and Luna] Thank you, Princesses. I appreciate the news you gave me this morning.
Princess Luna: [professionally] The portal spell for your return to Earth has been completed. The reports about your magic progress imply that you already have all the qualities to help Celestia and me to perform this spell.
Eddie: [takes a deep breath] How does the spell work? Does it have to be done at a specific time and place? Can it only be used once every period of time before it can be used again? I just want to make sure how important this spell is going to be.
Princess Celestia: [reassuringly] The spell can be performed at any hour of the day at any day of the year. It can be performed as many times as possible, depending on how fast you recover you magic after using the spell in the previous attempt.
Eddie: [relieved] Does that mean that we are not in a hurry?
Princess Luna: [supportively] You are not in a hurry to perform the spell, Eddie. Celestia and I just wanted to inform you of the possibility to return home. If you want to return home now, we can start a farewell party before your departure.
Eddie: [looks at the Princesses and then to the Mane Six] Let me discuss it with the girls first. They deserve to take part in the decision after they had to help me adjust here.
Princess Celestia: [nods her head] I understand.
Princess Luna: [approvingly] We will give you the time that you need to think about it.
[The Mane Six, Spike, and Eddie get out of the throne room to talk in private at a room.]
Eddie: [awkwardly] This may be a little uncomfortable but it needs to be asked, when do you want me to leave?
[Just like he said, Eddie’s comment makes the Mane Six uncomfortable.]
Applejack: [solemnly] Ah think that you should be back to yer family, Eddie. But Ah would like to say that you are like mah family too. Ah don’t want you to leave so soon but Ah also don’t want to keep you away from them.
Rainbow Dash: [annoyed] I want you to return home, Eddie. But I don’t want to lose one of my friends in the process. But it’s your whole life that’s in the other side of that portal. I don’t want to sound like “Get the heck out of Equestria” or anything, but I think that it’d be selfish of my part to force you to abandon your loved ones just for some ponies that you met in a little more than a month.
Rarity: [maintaining her composure but trying not to cry] Edward, darling…I’ll admit that you are an excellent friend. You are a good student to Twilight and a good role model for mean more to the people in your world than anypony else in Equestria. It would be against the spirit of generosity to force you to stay with us more than you should.
Fluttershy: [trying to say something] I…I want you to stay, Eddie. Everypony is happy to have you around and taking you away will hurt them. But having you stay here, away from your family…that’s very cruel. I cannot take your home away from you just because it makes me happy.
Pinkie Pie: [hugs Eddie as she smiles sadly] I love to make new friends. I love to make them happy. But it makes me sad to let them go. But what makes me even more sad is to make them sad just so that I can make myself happy. Even though it makes me sad that you have to leave, if it makes you happy then that will make me happy eventually.
Twilight Sparkle: [looks sadly at the floor] I was aware that this day may come. I knew that you were eventually going to leave. These last weeks were wonderful, Eddie. You feel as if you are a member of my family. Watching you go is very hard for me, but forcing you to stay away from the world that you love would be harder for you. Just like Celestia let me make my own decisions after I became an alicorn, I am going to let you live your life once you return to Earth.
Spike: [sniffling but managing to smile anyway] It was fun while it lasted, Eddie. I wish that you could stay or visit us anytime soon but that would be asking too much. Things were a lot of fun with you around. It’s kind of sad that I no longer have a roommate with whom to talk about guy stuff. But I am your friend, and that means that I need to let you go to where you belong.
[Eddie smiles as he wipes tears from his eyes.]
Eddie: [gratefully] Your words are the most touching ones that I heard in my entire life. I want to thank you for letting me stay and then for letting me go. I’m sure that both occasions were hard for you. I wished for something new and interesting to happen to me in this summer vacation. That something turned out to be all of you. Your friendship is the best thing that ever happened to me in this summer. I really am going to miss you all once I am gone.
[Eddie receives a group hug from the Mane Six and Spike.]
Eddie: [takes a deep breath] This is my last day in Equestria, girls. I’d really love it if we can end it in a more cheerful note. I don’t want my last memory of you to be filled with tears. I want to hear laugh and cheer.
Pinkie Pie: [smiles as she wipes tears from her eyes] If you want laugh and cheer, just ask for Pinkie. I’ll make you a super duper party for you and our peers!
[Pinkie Pie breaks from the group hug and pulls out her party cannon. She fires the cannon and fills the room with party decorations.]
Eddie: [smiles fondly at Pinkie] I love it when you do that, Pinkie. It’s like watching a stage magician without worrying about it being smoke and mirrors.
Pinkie Pie: [giggles] Nope! This is all real, a hundred percent Pinkie Pie!
Eddie: [stretches his body to prepare himself] I think that three hours of nonstop party will be the perfect send-away gift for me.
Twilight Sparkle: [awkwardly] I think that it should last two hours and a half. Princess Celestia and Princess Luna have a really busy schedule.
Eddie: [chuckles] You memorized their schedule?
Twilight Sparkle: [nervously kicks her hoof on the floor] I don’t like to cause trouble for them.
Eddie: [smiles] Two and a half hours are still enough for me.
Pinkie Pie: [pulls out Vinyl Scratch and a stereo] Let’s party!
[The ponies start dancing and playing games with Eddie. The camera goes outside of the room to focus on the sun. After a few seconds, the sun has moved a little in the sky and the sound of music has faded to silence. The group gets out of the room. Eddie and the ponies are exhausted. Spike actually needs to be carried away in Spike’s back to proceed into the castle.]
Eddie: [exhausted but satisfied] Thanks for my last party, Pinkie.
Pinkie Pie: [with a flat mane and sweating] No problem.
Twilight Sparkle: [walking close to Eddie] At this hour, Celestia and Luna are outside talking in the gardens. I think that you will have enough space to practice the spell there without any distractions.
Eddie: [pulls out his wand in preparation] Good enough for me.
[The group finally reaches the gardens. Celestia and Luna are waiting for Eddie.]
Princess Celestia: [smiles at the group] I’ll take it that you gave your goodbyes to each other.
Eddie: [smiles tiredly] We sure did.
Princess Luna: [solemnly] Then let us perform the spell, Eddie. I want you to position yourself in a way that you make a triangle with Celestia and me. Make sure that you stand in front of us.
[Eddie follows Luna’s instructions. He stands in front of Celestia and Luna.]
Princess Celestia: [calmly] Now, focus your magic and spread it across your body and your wand so that we can fuse our magic with yours.
[Eddie places the blunt end of his wand into the group and the tip of his wand points skywards. Sparkles of magic are released, spreading themselves on the wand and then across Eddie’s body. A small ball of light is formed in front of Eddie.]
Princess Luna: [grits her teeth] Here comes the hard part! Celestia and I will focus our magic into your own to supplement the power for the spell. Once that ball of magic takes an elliptic shape, we’ll know that the spell has been completed. .
[Celestia and Luna shoot their magic into the sphere. The sphere starts to become larger and more elliptical in shape. As the portal starts to form, a black fireball lands close to the casters. The fireball explodes, causing the spell to be disrupted. The Princesses and Eddie back away and turn around to the direction of the fireball. They are surprised to see a skeleton made out of dark magic. The girls gasp upon seeing the skeleton.]
Princess Celestia: [stunned] Impossible.
Princess Luna: [shocked] Is that you Lasorris?
Lord Lasorris: [turns his head around] It’s been a while since our last encounter, Eddie.
Eddie: [stammering] I think that you’re confusing me with somebody else. I had an ancestor who shared the same name with me…
[Lord Lasorris turns into a dragon made out of dark magic. He shoots flames at Eddie, who defends himself with a shield. The shield begins to crack, forcing Eddie to his knees. It appears as if Eddie is going to be defeated, but Celestia and Luna flash next to him and teleport out of the gardens with the Mane Six in tow.]
Eddie: [terrified from the encounter] Who was that? Was he the guy my ancestor beat?
Princess Celestia: [nods her head grimly] Indeed. He was your ancestor’s rival. He had arrived with the original Eddie to Equestria a millennium ago.
Eddie: [surprised] What do you mean with my ancestor? Were those two friends or something?
Princess Luna: [sadly] Apparently, they used to be best friends in their world. They had the same magic teacher when they were young. One day, Lasorris got arrogant and decided to conquer a world filled with magic to increase his power. Your ancestor tried to make him see reason but ended up fighting him in a magic duel.
Princess Celestia: [casting a force field around Canterlot] Although they were both strong, they were no masters of magic. Their lack of control opened a dimensional rift that led them to Equestria. It was then and there that Luna and I met your ancestor, Eddie.
Princess Luna: [aiding Celestia with the shield] However, Lasorris arrived to Equestria as well and started his plans to conquer it. Feeling that it was his responsibility to stop him, your ancestor fought him again and this time emerged triumphant, trapping him in Tartarus for all of eternity…or so we thought.
[The Princesses are reinforcing the shield as dragon Lasorris is assaulting it with dark fire.]
Spike: [annoyed] Great! First we have to say goodbye to Eddie and now another thousand year old threat is back to try to destroy Equestria again! What kind of messed up year was that one?
Celestia and Luna: [struggling at the same time] An awful one!
Lord Lasorris: [with an echoing voice] Fight me, Edward!
Eddie: [shouting to sound audible] No thanks! I don’t believe in picking up fights that belong to somebody else!
Lord Lasorris: [threateningly] Fight me or I will destroy the part of the mountain that sustains Canterlot!
[The girls gasp upon hearing the threat.]
Princess Celestia: [angrily] Leave Eddie out of this, Lasorris. He shouldn’t be punished for his ancestor’s victory against you!
Lord Lasorris: [derisively] Mind your own business, you beast! Otherwise I am going to send another beast from Tartarus to take care of you.
Princess Luna: [realizing something and then getting angry] Another beast? You’re the one responsible for Lord Tirek escaping Tartarus, aren’t you?
Lord Lasorris: [creates a screen in the same room as the group] I did give him a hand in his escape.
[The screen shows a flashback of Lord Lasorris helping Tirek escape.]
Lord Lasorris: [opens the cage to let Tirek escape] Cause as much destruction in Equestria as possible and I will help you escape.
Lord Tirek: [threateningly] And why should I believe you?
Lord Lasorris: [smugly] Because you need me to distract Cerberus for your escape. Or would you rather stay here and live in this miserable cage?
Lord Tirek: [grumbles angrily] Lead the way.
[The flashback ends, causing the screen to disappear.]
Rainbow Dash: [enraged] You jerk! Equestria was nearly destroyed because of you!
Lord Lasorris: [annoyed] That’s what I was intending to do in the first place, you beast of burden. Now be silent! I am talking to an old friend!
Eddie: [irritated] For the last time, I am not my ancestor!
Lord Lasorris: [losing patience] Keep stalling, Edward, or I will force you to choose. I have spent my time in Tartarus wisely. I know the best hiding spots in the place on which I can cause a massive escape for the creatures locked there. If you don’t show up at the Gates of Tartarus in an hour, I am going to release all of those monsters and release them on your precious ponies!
[With the announcement done, Lord Lasorris vanishes in smoke. Celestia and Luna cancel the spell, allowing them to recover their energy.]
Twilight Sparkle: [hurries to Celestia and Luna] Are you two alright?
Princess Celestia: [pants] Not really. The portal spell that we used with Eddie drained a significant amount of magic from us. And that’s not including the shields and the teleportation.
Princess Luna: [just as exhausted] The magical backlash that was caused when Lord Lasorris disrupted our spell caused us to deplete more magic than estimated when we first started to use the spell.
Eddie: [desperately] I have to go. Canterlot will be destroyed if I don’t go.
Princess Celestia: [disapprovingly] You are not going to face him alone.
Eddie: [hurryingly] But he will destroy Canterlot! I have to face him to prevent that from happening! I can beat him just like my ancestor did!
Princess Luna: [pointedly] Your ancestor had a lifetime of studies to back him up when he first face Lasorris. This time, Lasorris has a thousand years of collected experience. You won’t stand a chance against him in your state.
[Eddie goes to protest but he is stopped by Twilight, who gives him a reassuring smile.]
Twilight Sparkle: [in a comforting] Let us do this, Eddie.
Eddie: [horrified] But Twilight…
Rainbow Dash: [snorts] We faced worse before, Eddie. We can take care of a skeleton!
Applejack: [supportively] You already did a lot for us, partner. Let us do this for ya.
Pinkie Pie: [happily] Yeah. If you want, you can watch from the sidelines to show you how we save Equestria. After all the times you were a hero to us, it is our time for us to be a hero for you.
Rarity: [checks on her mane] She is right, darling. We are your hosts in Equestria. It is unbecoming of us to have you deal with our problems.
Fluttershy: [timidly but still determined] I don’t want you to get hurt again. This is your last day in Equestria and you deserve to rest.
Spike: [reassuringly] Trust them, Eddie. Twilight and the others know exactly what they are doing.
This isn’t their first time saving Equestria and it won’t be their last.
[Eddie tries to speak but stops when he sees how determined his friends are.]
Eddie: [admits defeat] Fine. I’ll trust you, girls.
Princess Celestia: [a little more rejuvenated] I think that we should go to the throne room to make a strategy. I think that I have consistency plans in case for something like this ever happening.
Princess Luna: [sternly] In the meantime, I want you to go to your room, Eddie. We do not want you to needlessly risk your life. Is that understood?
Eddie: [sighs] Fine.
[Eddie leaves the room. He goes walking around Canterlot Castle until he reaches the room where his ancestor’s wand is located. Eddie looks at the wand and compares it to the one that he owns.]
Eddie: [talking to the one] I guess that I should thank you for bringing me to Equestria in the first place. You did make my wish to make things new and interesting come true…even if your methods were exaggerated.
[Eddie looks at the wand further.]
Eddie: [frustrated] Your nemesis just went by today. He thinks that I am you and wants to fight me or else he’ll destroy Canterlot with a bunch of monsters from Tartarus. The problem is that Celestia and Luna won’t let me fight because I am not strong enough. And they’re right. I am not you.
[The wand shows no reaction.]
Eddie: [sighs] I wish that I were like you. That way, I could do something to help my friends.
[The ancestor’s wand starts glowing. Eddie gasps upon seeing the glow. His own wand also starts to glow. He stares at both glowing wands.]
Eddie: [shocked] What is happening?
[Eddie is consumed by both lights, disappearing out of the room. He reappears back in Twilight’s castle.]
Eddie: [shocked] What am I doing in my room again?
[The camera shows that Eddie is specifically located back in his room. One of the wands is floating in front of him, still covered in magic. The ancestor’s wand glows as it levitates something.]
Eddie: [gasps as he recognizes the object] My flying cape!
[The flying cape disappears from sight and reappears as it is attached to Eddie’s back. Another object is brought to Eddie. This time, he looks confused.]
Eddie: [frowns] What is my coat doing here?
[The coat glows and takes a crystal shine. It materializes in Eddie’s shirt.]
Eddie: [surprised] That’s the crystal coat that I made in the Crystal Empire. But how did you do that? The crystal enchantment broke when I sealed the entry.
[The wand vanishes and then reforms in Eddie’s left hand. Eddie’s wand floats to the right hand. Eddie stares at both hands in his hands. He looks awed as they release a light that teleports him out of the castle. Once the light disappears, Eddie is surprised to find a deserted rocky mountain that has two enormous gates.]
Eddie: [a little terrified] These must be the Gates of Tartarus.
Lord Lasorris: [walks behind Eddie] The same gates on which you locked me up for a thousand years, Edward!
[Eddie turns around and sees Lasorris turning into a dragon. Lasorris shoots a fire breath that is dodged when Eddie uses his flying cape to fly out of the way.]
Lord Lasorris: [frustrated] You and your stupid toys!
Eddie: [defiantly] These toys are more than enough to beat you!
[Eddie starts throwing magic blasts from both wands. They hit Lasorris and damage his dragon body. Lasorris roars in pain and rage. He swipes his long tail at Eddie, managing to hit him. The human is slammed against the mountain, groaning in pain as he gets out of the small crater that his body made.]
Eddie: [rubbing his crystal coat] I changed my mind. I don’t envy the superheroes that have to put up with these moments anymore.
[Lasorris throws a fire breath from the sky. Eddie slams both of his wands into the ground, creating a force field that is stronger than the previous ones.]
Eddie: [excited] Wow! I’ve never been so strong in my entire life! My magic power is not that big.
[A ghost that looks like Eddie appears next to him, at the side of the hand that is wielding his ancestor’s wand.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [reassuringly] That’s because you’re not fighting him alone, my descendant.
Eddie: [surprised] You’re my ancestor!
Eddie’s Ancestor: [chuckles] And you are my descendant!
Eddie: [shocked] Why are you helping me?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [shrugs his shoulders] Because you’re my descendant, I like the ponies, and Celestia and Luna are my friends. Besides, I have to put Lasorris to rest. He was my friend and fellow disciple. It’s my responsibility to defeat him.
Eddie: [looks at his ancestor] Is that why you sent me to Equestria? You wanted me to help you defeat Lasorris?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [shrugs his shoulders] Not really. I didn’t know that Lasorris was still alive. I just felt like sending you here to give you an interesting summer.
Eddie: [uneasy] Thanks. I guess.
[Lasorris lands in front of Eddie. He snarls at the human and the ghost.]
Lord Lasorris: [threateningly] We will finish what we started a thousand years ago…TODAY!
[Lord Lasorris charges the largest fireball that he can make. His throat and head actually bulge out as he throws it.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [sternly] Cancel the shield spell and focus all of your magic into the wands in one burst.
Eddie: [surprised] What?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [hurryingly] Just do it!
[Eddie does as he is told. He absorbs the force fields back into his wands and then shoots their energy into the fireball. The beams manage to slow down the fireball but they don’t stop it or make it disappear.]
Eddie: [grunting through the effort of holding the fireball] I don’t think that I can take this for so long.
Eddie’s Ancestor: [turns transparent] You don’t have to do it the hard way!
[Eddie’s Ancestor enters Eddie’s body. Eddie starts to glow white as the size of the magic beams released from his wands increase in size. The fireball turns white as it is shoved back to Lasorris. The evil dragon gives one roar of rage before it is consumed by the purified fireball. An explosion comes out of the collision. Back in Canterlot, the Mane Six and the Princesses are discussing the next plan of action.]
Princess Luna: [satisfied] I think that this plan is good enough to stop Lord Lasorris without endangering Eddie’s life. We should start our efforts to save Equestria right away.
[The explosion from the fight is seen from the balcony. The group stares at it with widened eyes and open jaws.]
Princess Celestia: [shocked] Never mind. Let’s see what happened.
[Celestia and Luna use their magic on themselves, and the Mane Six and Spike, to teleport the whole group to the Gates of Tartarus. They are shocked to see Eddie, his ancestor, and another ghost standing there.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [walks to the ghost with a smile] I told you that dark magic was going to get you in trouble. I’m glad I finally got it out of your system, Lasorris.
Lord Lasorris: [purified of all evil, tired, but thankful] Thanks you.
Eddie’s Ancestor: [satisfied] It’s time to go home, old friend.
[Lord Lasorris closes his eyes and fades out of existence. Eddie’s ancestor turns around to see Celestia and Luna looking at him.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [smiles fondly] It’s been a long time since I saw you two girls. How has life been treating you, Princesses?
Princess Celestia: [stunned] Is that you, Eddie?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [chuckles] In the flesh…well, more in the spirit.
Princess Luna: [angry and sad] Why didn’t you come and visit us?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [sheepishly] I didn’t know of a way to return to Equestria. I only made a spell formula to return to Earth, but that was more by using my magical signature. I did try to figure out how to return to Equestria on my free time.
Princess Celestia: [still confused] But you are in Equestria!
Eddie’s Ancestor: [chuckles] A piece of me is in Equestria! I lost my wand when you returned me back to my dimension. I guess that when I passed away, a part of my magic and spirit that I left on my visit here stayed in the wand.
Princess Luna: [angrily] If that was the case, then why didn’t you come out of the wand to talk to me and Celestia? You could have bothered to talk to us every once in a while.
Eddie’s Ancestor: [ashamed] I’m sorry, Luna. I didn’t know that I existed until I heard my descendant’s wish.
Twilight Sparkle: [surprised] You were the one who brought Eddie here?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [nods his head] Yes. I always had a thing for shooting stars so when a human with the same magical heritage as me made a wish, I knew from that moment that he was related to me. It was easy for me to use our bloodline magic to open a portal to Equestria when he made that wish.
Rarity: [curious] But why did you made a portal to Equestria?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [smiles at Eddie] I guess he reminded me a lot of myself when I was his age. I always wondered if there was something fun or interesting waiting to happen for me when I was his age. That’s why I decided to send him to Equestria. Nothing boring ever happens here.
Pinkie Pie: [pops next to Eddie] He’s got a good point, Eddie! Nothing boring EVER happens in Equestria. There’s a BUNCH of surprises always waiting around the corner. I should know because I live in Equestria and I never get surprised about what it has to offer to me and my friends!
[Pinkie Pie grins and makes the squeaky sound.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [smiles fondly] I am glad to see that the ponies are just as lively today as they were a thousand years ago.
Eddie: [curiously] What are you going to do now?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [sighs] I guess I should depart to the other world. Lasorris is going to need a guide.
Princess Celestia: [dismayed] You’re leaving already?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [awkwardly] I’m a ghost, Celestia. I am a fragmented soul from the original Eddie. Beating Lasorris was the only reason I stayed in Equestria and why I left when I thought I had accomplished my goal. Now that Lasorris is finally gone, my spirit has no tethers to attach me to Equestria.
Princess Luna: [hurt] But we haven’t seen you for so long. Are you going to leave us after talking to us for the first time in a thousand years?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [sadly] I wish I could stay and make up for the lost time. I really do want to spend time with you like when we first met. But every second right now is making me feel lightheaded. It feels as if I am going to disappear at any second now. As much as I want to talk to you, I would like to have my last talk with my descendant.
Princess Celestia: [disappointed but understanding] I suppose that you have a right to talk with your family.
Princess Luna: [reluctantly accepting] I hope that you get to say everything that you want to say.
[Eddie and his ancestor stare at each other.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [extends his hand] Hi.
Eddie: [attempts to shake his hand in return] Hi.
[Eddie attempts to shake his ancestor’s hand but their hands phase through each other in account to his ancestor being a ghost. Both of them chuckle nervously.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [trying to sound welcoming] So, how did it felt to find out that you were the descendent of a wizard that saved Equestria?
Eddie: [chuckles] Probably the weirdest thing that happened in my life. However, I think that my first thing became one of the most normal things that ever happened to me when I was living in Equestria.
[Both of them burst into laughter.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [smiles at Eddie] I am glad to see that my sense of humor is running strong in the family.
Eddie: [smiles back at his ancestor] And I am happy to have another family member to admire apart from my dad.
Eddie’s Ancestor: [satisfied] I am really proud of you for what you accomplished, Eddie. You are an excellent wizard if you managed to progress so much in just a few months. Not even I made that much progress in years when I was an apprentice.
Eddie: [flattered] Thank you. But I had a pretty good teacher.
[Twilight blushes in the background while her friends silently praise her.]
Eddie’s Ancestor: [starts to disappear] You’re real lucky to have good friends watching for your back, son.
Eddie: [desperately] Wait! I still have many questions! Am I going to become a ghost when I die? Will my soul be bound to Equestria or my wand? Is there really a way for me to return to Equestria?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [soothingly] You only become a ghost when you die if you have something VERY important to do in the land of the living before you can get your final rest. Your soul will most likely bound to either Equestria or your wand depending on how you die and what you needed to do there before you die. As for your return, I’m not sure about that.
Eddie: [disheartened] So…I’m never returning to Equestria?
Eddie’s Ancestor: [sadly] It was impossible a thousand years ago.
[The Mane Six look heartbroken at the news.]
Eddie: [disappointed] Thanks for answering my questions.
Eddie’s Ancestor: [smiles before he disappears] Then again, a lot of things can change in a thousand years.
[The ghost disappears. His last words surprise Eddie. A small pause takes place before Eddie regains a smile.]
Eddie: [waves at the direction on which his ancestor disappeared] Thanks for everything! It was the best summer of my life.
[Celestia and Luna walk next to Eddie.]
Eddie: [smiles at the sisters] He was everything you two told me he was.
[Celestia and Luna smile at him.]
Princess Celestia: [happily] I’m happy that you are so much like him.
Princess Luna: [nuzzles Eddie] I am just happy that you are safe.
Eddie: [embarrassed] Sorry about worrying you like that. I just went to talk with my ancestor’s wand and then I’m brought back to Twilight’s castle to prepare for my final fight. Lots of things happened over a single talk with a stick.
Princess Celestia: [stops Eddie with a hoof gesture] That’s quite alright, Eddie. You don’t need to give me an explanation.
Princess Luna: [looks at him sternly] But you are going to need a lot of relaxation if you want to return home. This attack that Lord Lasorris threw at us has depleted the three of us from our magic reserves. We are going to need a few days of rest if we want to use that portal spell to send you back home.
[The Mane Six cheer up upon hearing this.]
Eddie: [bows to Celestia and Luna] Thank you, Princesses.
[Celestia and Luna smile before they use their magic to teleport. Eddie is suddenly tackled into the ground by the Mane Six and Spike.]
Rainbow Dash: [happily] That was so awesome! You kicked evil skeleton dragon butt all on your own!
Rarity: [overjoyed] And look at your ensemble. You certainly look like a dashing knight, Edward!
Fluttershy: [relieved but worried] Oh my, I really think that you should return to Ponyville to get better.
Applejack: [chuckles] Ah see your own stained glass window in the future, partner.
Spike: [congratulatory] Welcome to the club, Eddie!
Pinkie Pie: [hugs and nuzzles Eddie] You were amazing, Eddie. I have so many parties to throw you in these few days. We have the “Thanks for Saving Equestria” party, the “Glad that You’re Alive” party, a better farewell party, and so many more. I’m going to need one of your lists, Twilight.
Twilight Sparkle: [giggling] We’ll deal with that later, girls. For the time being, we have to bring back Eddie to Ponyville.
[Twilight lights her horn with magic to return everypony to Ponyville. The group goes to the hospital, where Eddie is treated by the doctors. Eddie returns to Twilight’s castle with a few bandages wrapped around him but he is still in good condition. Eddie sits on a chair and winces.]
Eddie: [winces] Ouch. I never thought saving Equestria was going to be so painful.
Rainbow Dash: [chuckles] That’s because you did it the wrong way. We usually use the Elements of Harmony or some other thing like the Crystal Heart to beat our enemies. It’s simple to do and awesome to watch.
Rarity: [playfully admonishing] Enough bragging, Rainbow Dash. Edward needs his rest right now.
Fluttershy: [gently pushes Edward back into his room] Let me help you back into your room. A good night sleep is the best medicine for you.
Eddie: [playfully] Okay, Fluttershy.
[Eddie sits on his bed and covers himself with sheets. He removes his cape and his coat. He also places his two wands in a table before he prepares himself to go to sleep.]
Applejack: [reassuringly] Next time Ah visit, Ah’m bringin’ Granny Smith’s apple pie. A hero needs good eatin’ to recover his strength.
Pinkie Pie: [bounces away from Eddie] And I am going to start baking for your parties. I think that I am giving them to you marathon style for accomplishing so much in so little time.
Twilight Sparkle: [makes gestures to her friends to leave] I think that we have done more than enough for Eddie today. Good night, Eddie.
Eddie: [gratefully] Good night, Twilight.
[Twilight closes the door. Eddie closes his eyes. He remembers when he first entered into his uncle’s cabin and made that wish. Eddie is now in the dream world, watching on a movie-like version of his adventure.]
Eddie: [to himself] Incredible how much I got with just a wish to a shooting star.
[Eddie keeps watching the events of his adventures. He winces in sympathy when he gets caught by the Royal Guards but still smiles. He then watches his first meeting with Celestia and Luna.]
Eddie: [chuckles to himself] How many guys on Earth can brag about being friends with two princesses from a different dimension?
[Eddie watches as the Princesses introduces Eddie to the Mane Six. He watches as they help him and he helps them back in return. He watches every time that he made progress with his magic training.]
Eddie: [to himself] I really did have a lot of things to do to keep me entertained in this place.
Eddie’s Ancestor: [flashes next to Eddie] Can I watch with you?
Eddie: [gets surprised but calms down] Sure. Take a seat.
[Eddie materializes some popcorn and offers to share them with his ancestor. Eddie’s ancestor shrugs his shoulders and takes the popcorn. He moans at the good flavor of butter and keeps eating with Eddie. They silently watch the movie as they only make noise by eating popcorn and laughing at some scenes. The screen fades to black. Closing credits roll. End of Part 12.]