Five years before the “Blackwall” incident
In hindsight, walking down mainstreet when the biggest parade of the year is going down isn't the fastest way to get around. Sure it was interesting to see the parade floats from different cultures, but Moondancer wasn't doing to hot. Probably because he had downed a terribly large amount of alcohol earlier, or maybe whatever caused him to blackout was messing with him again. He was stumbling around the street like a drunk old man, clutching desperately to Frost in order to stop from face planting on the pavement. He was moaning and clutching his head while wailing “What is this pain?”. Frost thought this was bad enough but to make things even worse they were being followed. Even with all the commotion Moondancer was making she could still tell someone was a few meters behind them. Whenever she turned around she would just see the usual crowd watching the parade and buying overpriced food from vendors, but she knew one of them was tailing them. After the first two times Frost decided to let the pursuer think she forgot about them and kept on going to the train station. Unfortunately once they got about halfway there she realized there were a few royal guards following her too. She ducked into an alley with the half conscious Moondancer who was still muttering “Make it stop” feebly and hid behind a trash can. She placed a silencing spell as not to give them away and hid in the shadows while the footsteps of the guards drew nearer. The moment they passed their hiding place Frost leaped out and attacked the guard in the back, knocking him out with a swift kick to the head. She then leaped at the guard right in front of him and decked him in the face with a powerful punch, knocking him to the ground. The last guard started to pull out his sword but Frost tackled him before he could and held him to the ground by the throat.
“Edge? Is that you?” she asked with a confused look on her face. “Yes its me now get off!” Edge yelled back while struggling to breath. She got off him so he could stand up, coughing all the way. “Why were you following me?” she asked him with a confused tone in her voice. “We saw you walking on the street and were wondering if you needed a lift. You could have just said no” he joked while helping his friend Jet stand up after the punch to the face he took. “Sorry” she apologized looking really embarrassed “I thought you were some goons dressed up as guards so you could hassle me. Can I take you up on that offer?” she asked. “Sure if you help me get my friends to the hospital. I'm pretty sure you broke Jets jaw and probably gave Righteous a concussion or worse” he said dryly. “Sure! I need to get my friend checked out anyway. I can kill two birds with one stone” she agreed gleefully while picking up Moondancer from the corner. She removed the spell which caused all the sounds he kept in so come out all at once, a pure wave of verbal agony and pain that made Frost cringe. Putting him over she shoulder like a sack full of clothes, she headed off with the other guards to the hospital. Right as they reached the corner that turned into the hospital Frost realized there was a line of wet down her back. Thinking it was Moondancer drooling on her as he finally seemed to have passed out she wiped of the wetness only to realize it was not drool. She looked at her hand, which appeared to be covered in some sort of black liquid, and realized something was seriously wrong. She laid Moondancer on the ground in front of her and saw his hand wound was leaking the black liquid. “What the hell?” she thought as she examined his leaking hand. It looked normal enough except for the black ooze coming out of his palm. “What's wrong?” Edge asked when he realized Frost was no longer be hind him. She picked up Moondancer and rushed towards the the hospital telling Edge “See you in a bit” as she rushed past him. She got inside the hospital and asked a nurse what to do with Moondancer, still leaking black goo all over the place. The nurse screamed and ran away when she saw Moondancer’s hand leaving Frost standing there awkwardly. “Well...I guess I should just go” she said to the general area and started to leave when suddenly a team of doctors in hazmat suits burst into the room with a stretcher. They placed Moondancer on it and rushed him out of the room while two stayed behind and cleaned up the black substance from the lobby. Another doctor in a hazmat suit came out and told Frost to come with him. They walked down several hallways until finally reaching an area named “Biohazard area. Enter with caution.” according to a sign next to the door. The whole area was decked out with advanced medical machinery, well advanced for Equestria anyway, and people in hazmat suits were rushing every which way.
“May you step inside please” the doctor asked her while holding a door open. She stepped inside to a large white room with only a hose on the wall and a drain in the middle. “May you remove your clothes and place them in this bin?” he asked her while holding a large white bin marked “Biohazard”. “If you mess up my armor I'm making the hospital pay for it” she grumbled while removing her clothing. Once she was fully naked and had placed the suit in the bin, the doctor left the room with the bin while a group of five others came in with brushes and buckets of water. “We are going to have to scrub you down since you might be contaminated. All you have to do is stand still while we do all the work” one of the doctors assured her. After about an hour of privacy invading scrubbing and washing and several injuries for the staff from scrubbing in the wrong place, the team left the room after leaving her a robe to wear. Once she put it on she waited in the room for about ten minutes before another doctor, this time in normal doctor clothes, and told her to come with him. She followed him out of the Biohazard area and into a normal hospital room on the second floor. “Sorry for the inconvenience, we had to make sure you weren't contaminated.” the doctor apologized while Frost laid down on the bed and looked out the window. She watched the parade floats go on by with people walking around the street and chatting, all the while barely paying attention to the doctor explaining to her why she and Moondancer were put in the special unit. All she really heard was they thought Moondancer had some sort of super rare, super contagious disease but it turns out he has something else. “Since we still are not quite sure what that liquid he’s leaking is we are going to have to keep you for the night in order to make sure you aren't sick. If you don't and he stops leaking then you two can go home tomorrow” the doctor finished explaining to her. He showed her a button to push if she needs assistance and left the room, leaving her to her window gazing.
She always liked to look out of windows at the outside world when she was bored. One of her favorite pastimes was sitting around and observing people as they lived their lives. She liked to try to figure out what they were doing and saying. Spending long stretches of time without any companions before, she knew how to make up things to keep herself entertained. The room had no tv, which wasn't very surprising, and also had no radio or record player, which was surprising. After about thirty minutes of watching all the hustle and bustle she began to have a feeling. Combing the streets didn't do anything to affirm her suspicions so she began to look at the surrounding buildings. Five minutes passed before she saw a silhouette on a roof across the street from the hospital.Proud of herself for being able to tell she was being watched, she focused on the roof to try to make out details of the watcher.She wasn't able to make out what the person looked like but she sure it was male judging by the outline. Before any more information could be gained the person suddenly ran off, realizing they had been spotted. “Well that's that” she said out loud and went back to watching the crowd converse with each other. She thought about whether or not to be concerned someone was spying on her, but decided it wasn't worth it. No one has anyway of knowing what she's up to, and the most illegal thing she's done recently is burning a hotel room which can't be traced back to her. Still, since she was being spied on and not directly confronted by cops meant whoever was watching needs more time to confront her. She let her mind wander to her friends she attacked, the stripper she burned, and most importantly Moondancer and how she felt about the ego driven prick. Fulfilling his wish to be a great wizard will take awhile since he doesn't have an abundance of natural power. Keeping his trust will take a lot of “dangling power in front of him” to make sure he doesn't see her as useless and unhelpful. She still wasn't sure what she thought of him though, since his mood is either whinny or frustrated at all times. She knew that even with enough time he could be molded into a more pleasant person, she could never make him really likable without altering his mind.
“You keep skirting around the question Nat” came a voice from the corner. “Uh oh”she thought as she turned to see the figure in the corner, dread filling her gut as she knew what conversion was about to occur. “It's been to long, we really need to chat more. Especially now that you're living with a male roommate, expect to see me more often” the figure said gleefully while rubbing her hands together. “I thought I had you under control! Why are you here” she asked while trying to mask her panic with frustration. “Well you did stop taking your devil juice, it was only a matter of time until I showed up again” said the figure while stepping into the light a bit, revealing the jeans and red hoodie she was wearing. “Oh it's hot in here” the figure said while unzipping her hoodie, revealing her bare chest underneath. “Good heavens close your front, you'll catch your death in this weather” Frost told the figure in a sarcastic tone. “Isn't that what you want? Anyway I'm here because you're lying to yourself about him. You find him attractive” she replied while wiggling her eyebrows. “He is a egotistical ass, why would I like him” she yelled back. “You don't to like him to find him attractive Nat. It is that time of the year after all” the figure replied calmly. A wave of relief washed over Frost when she realized what she meant, so much so she burst into laughter and managed to get out in between fits “I almost forgot! I was afraid I actually liked him! Thanks for reminding me”. They figure frowned at her, a disappointed look on her face now that Frost was laughing. “You can laugh now, I will be back and get what I want. I suggest you get it over with soon since I know you can't hold out the whole month. Tah tah” the figure whispered before fading away, leaving Frost alone in the room. Eventually calming down she began to ponder how she was going to about fixing her problem. She suddenly remembered that Moondancer black out before sleeping with the stripper and realized she can kill two words with one stone. “Well tomorrow is going to be… interesting to say the least. I better get some rest” she told herself before closing her eyes. Once she got out of there she could figure out what that beetle is and, more importantly, figure out what happened to Moondancer for those eight hours he was blacked out. What will the new day bring?