When they first looked into the package, the three fillies almost couldn't believe their eyes. There were three gems inside the box, all completely black. The first of them was of a simple diamond shape. The second one had the look of an apple. And the third, a lightningbolt. Although they had never seen them before like this, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Scootaloo fully recoginzed the faded elements of Generosity, Honesty, and Loyalty.
'If something were to happen to us... make sure our elements pass on to them'
That was the finall request of Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash to the fair Princess Celestia before they left Equestria to fight in the war, and came home dead. Each of the cutie mark crusaders picked up their respective sisters' element. Tying them on string, they wore the jewels around their necks, and almost imediately they gave of a gentle glow.
"I promise to be honest and trustworthy to those who care about me," Applebloom started.
"I promise to be generous and giving towards ponies who need me..." Sweetie Belle followed.
"And I promise to be loyal and never abandon my fellow ponies and friends," Scootaloo finished.
The three of them huddled together, tears escaping their eyes...
Well done. Love it.