I go to this message board. And at this message board is a guy who is very much like the devil that sits on your shoulder giving you very bad ideas. Okay, so this is how it goes.
ME: I don't mind writing stories about the protagonist going dark...but I just don't have it in me to keep a good guy bad. I just can't.
HIM: We'll see about that
ME: You are the devil in disguise aren't you?
HIM: You caught me. What gave it away?
ME: Be mindful for what you wish, little devil. You ask me to tap into my utter darkness, you may not like what you see.
HIM: You'd be surprised
ME: That sounds like a challange.
HIM: That sounds like another fic's coming.
ME: Yes...darn you. It's another fic coming.
And thus "Falling Down" was born. I'm not sure who won this little gambit. I actually made two endings, one where I delivered and one where I chickened out. Fics like this, I just don't think there are any winners.
Just a warning, yes "Falling Down" is a My Little Pony fan fic. But more than any of my other fan fics, it's pretty darn grimdark. That's why it has a content warning. So parents, keep your children away.