I had fun writing this little section, and it doesn't really contain any spoilers, so I thought I'd share it with you. Depending on how long the beta-reading takes, this should be up within a week; I know, it's been way too long, but please don't hate me...
Also, there is some new concept art up on my deviantart; There's plenty of EoC art on there, but I recommend sticking to these two unless you like semi-spoilers.
Art Piece 1: Thunder and Sharktooth
Art Piece 2: Cutlass
"Shy?" the remaining voice above them whispered lowly. "Shy? Y'all okay?"
"I'm sure she'll be fine," Twilight responded as said pony quivered against her. "She's just a little shocked."
"Aw, shoot!" Applejack sighed. "Ah'm sorry, Shy. Ah jus' thought that it'd be easier fer yeh if'n we got it over with quickly..."
"Don't worry about it right now!" said Twilight. "Just send Rainbow down so we can all get out of here!"
Applejack's response only came back after a few moments of silence "Right," she said. "Ah'm sendin' her down, don' drop her!"
There were some rustling noises from above and the entrance disappeared, covered completely with the limp form of their unconscious friend. Pinkie Pie reared up in anticipation, her forelegs spread wide open. A second later, the hole reappeared and Rainbow was falling down to them.
She landed in Pinkie's waiting forelegs, however, Pinkie Pie was obviously not balanced- or coordinated- enough to maintain her stance, and fell onto her back with Rainbow on top of her. For one terrifying minute, Twilight was afraid that Pinkie too, had been rendered unconscious. With a groan, one of Pinkie's hooves raised itself into the air and waved at them; "I'm okay..." the earth pony moaned, though her voice sounded strained.