"Ok guys what are we going to do the forest on fire! we're gonna get in trouble, the running of the leaves is just a few fays away." Twist said worried
Pipsqueak took hold of her shoulders,"there's nothing we can do about the fire but We need to get Snips to a hospital."
Silver spoon, sighed."I agree with Pipsqueak we can't just sit and do nothing while Snips is in there dying."
"See. So where on the same page, getting Snips help takes priority over everything else." A loud neigh sounded from inside the burning forest."Okay I don't think that thing is just going to let us leave someone has to lead it away." Looking around he only had one option, himself. They needed snails' magic to carry Snips and his pride wouldn't let him allow a mare to do it."I think I should do it." He said eventually
"But what if something happens to you?" Twist asked with a great amount of concern rising from within."I can't let you go out there by yourself."
"I have to. Don't worry i'm smart If anything happens I'll jump in the lake or something." He walked toward the forest, "Hurry and lets get Snips to Ponyville.If we run into that thing, I'll go run around the lake and catch up with you" He looked at Twist,"I promise"
"Okay.Lets get moving." Silver spoon said heading back into the cabin.
"Are you sure about this, Pip."
"Don't worry about me Twist, I'm not going to let that thing get anywhere near me."
Silver spoon came back out the cabin with Snips laying over her back."Snails can you hurry up and take him?"
Snails nodded."We'll just have to come back for tiara's stuff, once it's safe."
All the ponies made their way into the forest.It was hot and smoke was filling the air andThe sounds of the monster's neighing bouncing was off every tree. They couldn't find where it was.The sounds of it's hooves came running up behind them as they turned a large figure jumped over them.It landed with a powerful thud several hoof steps in front of them.
"Why did you burn down the forest?" Its voice was gruff and loud.he walked closer toward the group and took Pipsqueak in it's hand."Why'd you burn the forest!?"It asked louder.
Snail's swung his torch in front of the moster,"You let Pipsqueak go." and it did but not quickly enough, it's fur caught on fire.
as Pipsqueak landed he Bucked it, in the knee "Catch me if you can." Pipsqueak bolted back in the direction of the cabin and the monster gave chase.Knocking all the other ponies over as it broke past the group.
Silver spoon continued to run,"Come on lets move while Pipsqueak has his attention."
They quickly ran all the way back to Ponyville. The hospital was closed but that didn't stop the ponies from beating on the door.
"What's going on out here, Wheres the guard?" The doctor looked over the group noticing Snips,"Come get him inside, quickly.
"I'm Going back for, Pipsqueak, Tiara." Snails turned and headed back toward the forest.
Pipsqueak pressed his back against a tree burning at the top."This was harder than I thought it was going to be." he muttered to himself.The monster was a lot faster than what he thought it was, always giving a close chase.But for now it was over.He lost it when he had jumped over a fallen tree. That didn't mean he stopped hearing it. Several times, he swore it was just toying with him.
"Pipsqueak you there?" a familiar voice said "I came back for you."
Pipsqueak peaked out from behind the tree and saw Twist with a worried expression on her face."Twist what are you doing here?"
She turned toward him."I'm so happy I found you it's safe to come back now. come on, everypony is waiting on you."
Pipsqueak nodded and followed Twist."I told you I'd be fine Twist."
"Oh, where not out of the woods yet,Squeak."
Pipsqueak stopped,"Squeak? since when have you ever called me squeak?"
Twist body began to bulge, "All I wanted was a apology from the fat one." Her head jerked back toward the sky,"But then you all set fire to my forest.It's been a sacred pace for years."
Pipsqueak backed up as Twist mane fell off.Then he ran, Twist had led him to a secluded part of the forest far away from the cabin and the lake.He was lost.The burning trees provided a bright light. Water suddenly fell down on him."Come on We can do this Weather ponies!" He looked up and saw several pegasus carrying massive buckets of water.
"Hey, down here!" Pipsqueak yelled into the air. A green pegasus saw him and flew down
"What are you doing here?" the mare asked.He pointed to Twist, her body now split in half, it was the monster."What happened with her? wait where you with that group of kids, at the hospital?"
Pipsqueak sighed in relief,"Yes.they made it."
"Then we better get you outta here,hop on." The mare spread her wings."Oh. I'm a lot stronger than I look.Don't worry about it."
The monster roared in anger and started running."Okay lets go ." He got on the pegasus back and they flew into the air, narrowly avoiding the beast claws.
The pegasus dumped it's water on a group of trees and continued toward Ponyville. "arn't you lucky we came along, who knows you might have died if I didn't show up."
Pipsqueak was half asleep, his head pressed down into the mare's mane.She landed outside the hospital where quite the amount of ponies had gathered.The recent event with the white tail woods being set on fire and the pony who had a stroke in the forest,had Ponyville up at a early hour. The forest was a good distance away but you could still see smoke and some flame, rising above the trees.
"Pipsqueak!" Twist ran out of the hospital."Where's Snails?"
Pipsqueak lifted his head of the Pegasus, then fell."I thought he was with you guys."
"No. he said he was going back to find you."
The pegasus flew into the air "I'll go see if I can find him for you."
"Okay everypony nothin' to see here, you all go on back home." Applejack said dispersing the crowd."So what exactly happened out there last night,Pipsqueak?"
Pipsqueak shrugged,"Beats the stuffing out of me. A angry horse thing trying to kill us."
"And just what did this horse thing look like?" Twilight asked walking out of the hospital.
"I don't know, tall, bony, walked on two legs,sharp mane.It looked weird, i guess."
Twilight sat and rubbed her head."I think your talking about a tigbalan."She said eventually."But that can't be right there said to be gaurdians of forest. Some like to play pranks but, I don't under stand why one would attack you for no reason, even if it's angry.Did any of you provoke some how ?"
"Um.I don't know for sure but I think Snips my have dropped a log on it's head, But we didn't see it."
"Yep that would do it. But that doesn't explain why it attacked their completely harmless."
"You go out there and tell me it's harmless.That's the scarier than nightmare moon used to be."
"That's what they do Pipsqueak, They scare kids."
"Was that all he did to Snips, Twilight, just scare him?"
"Well no.I can't explain that either.Maybe we should go have a talk with it."
"You go talk with it. I'm staying here where it's safe."
Twilight sighed, "fine.I'll go alone, Snails might be using this time to skip out on my magic class."
Applejack was about to say something but Twilight, teleported.
at the Cabin.
"Tiara's gonna be mad if I don't get her stuff." Snails was getting all the pink pony's stuff together.For some reason she unpacked everything and they had hardly been there a day.He gathered all the bags and lifted them.As he headed for the door a figure standing outside the window caught his attention,Twilight was looking in.He walked to the door and opened it.
"What are you doing here, Twilight?"
"Making sure you aren't skipping out on your magic lessons."
"I wouldn't do that.",He lied.
"I'm just here to make sure you don't and to talk to the,tigbalan, that watches this forest."
"What's a tigbalan?"
"That's the horse monster, snails"
Snails backed up away from Twilight. "Oh,How was I supposed to know that?"
Twilight teleported behind Snails"I just assigned a book on mythical creatures on Monday, how could you forget?"
"Sorry. I just didn't get around to reading it yet."
Twilight teleported back to the door,"You better have it read by next Tuesday Snails or I'll tell Filthy rich hes wasting his Bits because you,won't take your lessons seriously."
Twilight turned to the forest, most of the fire had been put out.and she walked off.It didn't take her long to find the tigbalan.It was huddling under a tree but looked up as she walked up to it."Did you come to destroy my forest even more?" it asked it's eyes blazing with anger.
"No. I came to see why your acting the way you are."
It growled."Looking back on it, I may have handled that situation badly and it was wrong on both my and those ponies part."
It stood and towered above Twilight."My father protected this forest and no harm ever came to it. Now, my son watched his home burned and his father fail to protect it.Tell me pony, what type of message does that send to my son? Does it say his father is weak, does it say that he can't protect him or does it say The forest isn't worth protecting?"
"I don't know.I just wanted to make sure the ponies you met will be safe."
It ignored her, staring at the raising sun.he muttered something. then turned to Twilight. "The one who hit me, Snips.The one who burned the forest, Pipsqueak.and the one who burned me, I don't know his name but bring them to me to face judgement."
"What do you mean by face judgement?"
The Forest's guardian sighed."I am the defender of this forest I have obligations.So either you bring them to me so I may execute them or, I go hunt them down killing everyone in my way."
Twilight backed up,"Okay. let me think about this. I'll call Princess Celestia and she can get this whole thing straitened out. By the way my name is Twilight sparkle any yours is."
"My father never gave me a name he said I was the guardian of this forest, Tikbalang."
"alright I'll see you tomorrow with our answer."
"So be it, Miss Sparkle."
Twilight teleported back to the cabin, Snails was gone."Good. hopefully he's back in Ponyville by now."
She then teleported out of the cabin appearing outside of the hospital.Nopony was outside so she headed in.inside were several ponies, sick or just visiting. She headed upstairs to the room that Snips was in. sure enough Snails and everypony else who where at the lake, were there.Pipsqueak stood up and walked over, "So how'd it go Twilight?"
"He's not as harmless as I thought."
Pipsqueak laughed, "told you he was scary. Did he try and get you?"
Twilight shook her head."Nope.He just wan't every colt in this room dead is all."
Snails and Pipsqueak both gasped, "What did we do?"
Twilight pointed to Pipsqueak,"you burned his forest." she then pointed to snails,"You burned him. "She looked over at Snips he just was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
"So, where dead.Well I'm going to do everything I never thought I'd do" Pipsqueak walked passed Twilight.
Twilight grabbed his tail,"Wait.I'm gonna get Princess Celestia and she'll sort this mess out."
"At least that makes dying fell a little better."
"You're going to be fine." Twilight told him, releasing his tail.
Please let me know about grammar mistakes.I'm still new at this