Twilight finally made it into the city, surround by ponies waiting to see the mysterious group that saved the resident stunt mare, Rainbow Dash. Twilight poked her head out to see the group.
"I am Red Barchetta. You can call me Red. And we are the Clockwork Angels." said a Red pony. Red's fur and mane were a bright red.
"The one who saved the beautiful mare was Force Ten." Force Ten, the one with the gold fur and black mane, waved.
"This is Limelight." Limelight had bright green fur and a white mane. He also waved.
"Freewill is the one with the bright blue fur and lighter blue mane." Freewill smiled to the crowd.
"This is Radio Spirit." Radio Spirit had black fur and a grey mane. He did a little trick for the crowd. They cheered.
"And, finally, Headlong Flight." Headlong Flight had a black fur with a red mane. He too waved to the crowd of gathering ponies.
The whole group was wearing body suits. They were red with a clock of some sort where a cutie mark would normally be. They had goggles over their eyes and scarves all hanginng from their necks.
"If you're in trouble, the Clockwork Angels are there!"
The crowd was cheering for the newfound heroes when a voice cut them off.
"Now wait just a darn minute!"
the crowd gasped.
They looked to see who the inturupter was; it was an orange pony with a blond mane tied up in a ponytail.
"Who do you think you are, coming into our city! You may have saved Rainbow Dash, but that doesn't give me a reason to trust you five! Give me a reason!"
Red Barchetta smiled, creating an atmosphere of unease around the orange pony.
"I can name several. We have done this many times,..."
"Applejack. My name is Applejack."
"...Applejack. We have gone from city to city. Name one city besides yours that hasen't heard of the Clockwork Angels!"
"Ponyville." said a voice. The crowd gasped. The source of the outburst had come from Twilight Sparkle herself.
Red Barchetta once again gave that haunting smile.
"Ponyville? I'm suprised you're here right now..."
"Twilight Sparkle." answered Twilight.
"Anyways, we don't need to go to Ponyville. Nothing happens! Nothing!"
"We have a pony named Secret Slew. He is a world champion for pulling carriages, one of the few to be allowed to travel. He wakes up to check on his carriage to find the wheels are gone and the carriage was being held up by bricks. Where were the Clockwork Angels?"
Red Barchetta remained unfazed.
We're sorry. After we're done here, we'll have to down there. be a good time to catch up on naps. Well, we must go. The Clockwork Angels will be back!" They flew off to cheering of many ponies before they disbanded. The only ponies that were left were Applejack and Twilight.
"I don't trust them. At first, I thought they were heroes coming in from the train, but I noticed a few things." said Twilight.
"What?" asked Applejack, suddenly interested.
"Well, they said they had done this to may other cities and towns. This is the biggest city in Equestria. Wouldn't they have hit here first where they could gain more fame?"
"Yea! Say...Ponyville, eh? How did you get past the bots?"
"Everything we build has a weakness. I found it."
"I don't know...they'll be replacing them with those new BU2B's."
"New models. Supposed to be unbreakable."
"Not good...where's Spike?"
"My assistant. He's a dragon. Baby, don't worry. Where did he go...?"
"Twilight! I got their autographs! The Clockwork Angels gave me autographs!"
"Uh, Twilight? Can we go down to the hospital to visit Rainbow? She's a personal friend of mine, and..."
"The one they saved? Sure, I'd like to do a little investigating myself..."
"Hey, AJ! Hey..."
"Twilight. Twilight Sparkle. Did you remeber anything from before the incident?"
"Nope. I was going for the loop-de-loop when all the sudden I wake up in a extremely hot colt's arms. That's all I know."
"What about your chin?" asked Twilight, noticing the mark.
"I must have hit something that caused me to fall. Why?"
"It looks like a hoof did it." said Twilight.
"No!" said AJ.
"I believe so." respond Twilight.
"...I'm not catching on."
"I think those Clockwork dudes may have knocked you out just to save you while you were falling."
"You think? Why would they do that?" asked Rainbow, still not understanding.
"Well, I think they may have wanted to gain a reputation in the city. Should they keep saving people, they'll get a cult following and thus control the city. They'll get V.I.P everything, fame, red carpet, blah blah blah..."
"Those..those..." began Rainbow Dash.
"If what you're saying is true, how do we expose them?"
Twilight smiled at that.
"Rainbow, are you a good flyer?"
"Could you spy on our friends for me? Report back to me and AJ on what you see?"
"Sure. Should take up most of my day."
"Cool. Maybe we'll get a lead-" began AJ.
"AAAAPPPLLLEEEJJAACCK!" said a voice from the hallway.
"Horseapples! Hide, sugercube!"
"Who is it?" asked Twilight.
"Just follow her advice." said Rainbow, smiling.
She quickly threw herself under the bed, wondering who could be approaching them.
"Hi, AJ! Rainbow are you okay I saw that fall from out the window it looked dangerous then I started thinking about these cities and there were seven of them and they were all made of gold isn't that cool I wish we lived in a city made of gold that would be really cool-" she stopped dead as her eyes narrowed.
Twilight was looking to see if she could see the mystery pony she was hiding from. She went to look at the other side of the bed to find a pair of eyes glaring at her.
"AH!" she jumped and hit her head on the bottom of the bed.
"I haven't seen you around here before...and you know what that means..."
"WHAT!" Twilight spat, clearly angery about the pain to her forehead.
"Aaaaaaaaaa PARTY!" she said, dragging her out from the bed.
"Can't wait..." muttered Twilight, while Rainbow and AJ were both laughing uncontrollanly.