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Lucid_Nightlight

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@Lucid_Nightlight

"Treasure" Ruby simply said before closing the treasury door and speaking in unknown language, which caused magical lock to appear on the door, "Where I come from, dragons have lived longer than your species has existed." "And there is only so much treasure in certain area, which means that at the time I was born, everything was already owned by someone." "And because I'm still so young, taking on older dragons to steal their treasure would have been a suicide, I'm greedy, not an idiot." "So I did the most logical thing and moved somewhere where there still was treasure to be owned."

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"Fair point, being young has many challanges. The whole age thing is weird. First, you are too young, then you are at your prime for a few years, then you are old. Start weak, end weak. It's why I found a way to make myself immortal, so that I can always be at my prime."

He gave a little thought for a second.

"You should try it too someday. You could have much to look forword to and nothing to dread. Well, there is losing loved ones, but everyone loses loved ones anyway."

He waited for the dragon to get ready to go.

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"We are never weak per say, it's just that dragon the size of a building is stronger than someone like me who is only few times bigger than a pony." Ruby defended "And I don't dread anything, I'm not afraid of death, and few thousand years is just enough life for me." she walked next to the guard ready to go. 

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"A few thousand years may be good for you, but I'm glad to be immortal. I mean no one with a stable mind would want to die. Sure, there's life after death, but still."

Somnus started walking out, knowing Ruby would likely follow.

"I guess that's why I became immortal when I saw the chance. But hey, at least I don't need to fear death... well unless you decided to kill me right now, but I doubt you'd do that."

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"That's the difference between us, we see life and death in different ways." Ruby said nonchalantly "We dragons are closer to a wild animal than to you ponies, even if we might be more more intelligent."

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"So basically ponies think death sucks and dragons really don't care."

Somnus realized something.

"If dragons of your kind have always liked to live alone, is that why your kind is so rare?"

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"Basically" 

"Well I wouldn't say we are rare, we just live far from Equestria so we are rare here." Ruby pointed out "But we do have smaller number than most other creatures, but it has nothing to do with our social structure, instead it's simply our biology." she explained "We only get one offspring at once, and every phase leading to that take years in total." "For example, we don't hit our full maturity until the age 50."

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"Well, at least you don't have to control a bunch of kids. I hear they can be difficult, but I wouldn't know since I've never had kids, which is because of my refusal to marry anyone who is mortal. It'd end with the spouse aging and dying while I always look like I'm in my 20's. Sure, making them immortal would be easy, but you'd be surprised how many ponies don't want to be immortal."

"Anyway, given my infinite life, I'll find someone immortal eventually."

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"You have clearly never met very young dragon." Ruby commented sounding almost amused "I have seen you species' kids and I'd rather take hundred of them than one of my own kind." "At least your kind shuts up when they have everything they want, and doesn't try to kill you."

"That's something I don't understand about you ponies." "This whole marriage thing, or love in general, it all seems so...unnecessary." 

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@Catpone Cerberus

"Well, you can't gice a kid EVERYTHING they want, then they'll just want more. You also can't deny them everything, that's just being a jerk."

"As for love and all that, everyone experiences it eventually. Some try to hide it, which I'd assume you are one of those who do that."

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"Well, the point about they trying to kill you still stands."

"I still don't get it, it may be a feeling you ponies feel, but I don't see why you are so obsessed with it." Ruby explained "I feel strong need to own when I see something I like, but I don't go around stealing everything that shines, even if I'd want to and I think your laws are stupid." 

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"I'm not sure why we are obsessed with it, but I know it's important. Laws are important. Without them how could society even hope to function? Why would I want to live in a place where everyone wants to kill me, steal from me, and destroy my property? Surely you wouldn't want to live such a life."

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"I already have." Ruby pointed out "Though it's not the easiest thing to destroy a cave." she shrugged "And honestly, if someone wanted to kill you, they would do it regardless if there's laws or not." "You are really underestimating your own species here."

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"If someone wanted to kill me, they'd end up on the business end of my spear. Well, unless it were to be a dragon, then they'd be taken down by Arrow, I've seen him take down fully grown dragons that were attacking from a nearby mountain. I'm not sure how he does it though."

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"I would say that magic is involved somehow." Ruby guessed "Because even though local dragons have slightly weaker armor than my kind, it should be strong enough to make any hoofheld weapon useless against them." "And my guess is that you have good enough eyesight to see if he would have used any of your bigger weaponry."

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"Well, he is a unicorn, so there could be some magic involved. Maybe he has some sort of enchanted weapons he got one his adventures before becoming a guard."

This was only speculation, he had no idea how Arrow was able to take down dragons.

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 "Either that or it's straight up spell." Ruby noted "Though I'm surprised you ponies would actually kill anything, especially when you have banished at worst when it comes ro threats lot worse than dragon could ever be."

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"Can't be a spell, he was using weapons just like swords, spears, and bows. Keep in mind that he isn't invincible. He'd definitely lose to someone such as Discord. There is also the issue with numbers, like when that storm guy attacked Canterlot. Luckily as I said, we had enough time to fortify Ponyville and defend it. We WERE going to try and take back Canterlot, but right when we get there, I see the Storm King as a statue falling to his death. On the bright side, the party was great! I could've done without the hangover the next day though."

Hearing Ruby say she was surprised about ponies killing seemed silly to Somnus.

"Well of course ponies kill on occasion. Typically it's in self-defense. Of course there's the occasional murderer, but they aren't too common because of laws and police to enforce those laws. It use to be guards enforcing the law, but they put the first modern police force out to enforce the law about... I think almost 200 years ago if I remember correctly."

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"I wouldn't say of course you kill." Ruby argued "Because it isn't that obvious, hay, you have a princess of friendship and princess of love in your kingdom." "Not only that, you have six ponies who together can shoot a magical laser that deals with threats non-lethally." she looked at the guard "In fact, I dare to suggest that most of your own species thinks that you don't kill anything."

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@Catpone Cerberus

"Not obvious? Do you not see the spear I'm carrying? Do you think this thing is just for show?"

He made another point.

"We use non-lethal methods when we can, but in the event that we can't do that, there will be lethal force."

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"Yes" Ruby declared "I did think they were just for a show." "You don't have any public history books telling about you actually using them, nor have I heard any stories from the ponies in Ponyville regarding that either." "The most violent thing I have heard you ponies doing is that rainbow maned pegasus punching a bugbear and a dragon."

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"Trust me, there's been violence in our history. These days though... we don't talk about this history, we don't teach much of this part of our history when we should and now, if you look at the events of the Storm King, Tirek, and all these other magical threats... history is starting to repeat itself."

By the looks of it, Somnus felt strongly about what he was saying.

"We need to be open about all parts of history, even the darkest parts of it. This is what the princesses fail to realize."

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"Well, my point still stands, I only said that for outsider it looks like you don't hurt anyone." Ruby pointed out "Though now that you told how it really is, you ponies seem  to be a bit less pathetic creatures than I originally thought." she shrugged "Though I still don't respect any of you."

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Hearing this really annoyed the bat pony. He hated it when someone lacked respect for others.

"Well, at least we ponies aren't complete egotistical savages. Unlike you, we don't go treating others like [WORD REDACTED], especially when they are treating us with great respect."

He seemed pretty serious

"Just look at yourself! All you do is lay around in some treasure all day, probably gaining weight. It's pretty obvious that you've never done anything good with your life."

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Ruby just laughed "I'm flattered." "And glad that you finally realized that." she seemed unfazed by the insults "Though can you really blame me?" "After all, that's how I have lived most of my life, I have been among you ponies less than a year." "It's like I would suddenly ask you to live like us."

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