Somewhere outside the Canterlot castle is the palace labyrinth lies the various statues depictions of several pony heros, all but one statue was in a sense, a hero. This statue in particular was once a former glory of Equestria. It was an out of sorts individual, someone who loved to spread evil, disharmony, and chaos under the cruel guise of a joke. This is the wicked draconequus, and it's name is Discord. His maniacal plans in his inital defeat was ruling over Equestria with a chaotic mix of iron fists; one a lion's paw, and one an eagle. Although he was successful in his endeavors, he was eventually reduced to a stone statue by the soon-to-be Princesses Celestia and Luna. In his second reign, he was no match for the 6 ponies who beared the Elements of Harmony, formerly discorded by his words. Had he been properly sealed in his second defeat, he may have never returned.
The lifeless statue of a simply chaotic being started to move slightly. The center of his chest where his cruel black heart lies started to beat eerily. Slowly, parts of his body had started to take life. The newly frozen horrified expression of fear on his face had started to return to normal, as his body that was made of stone had begun to turn to flesh. In the last moments of this event, a flash of white light engulfed the statue. The unthinkable had once again occurred, the spirit of chaos and disharmony had been freed. After a second to grasp his surroundings, Discord began to chuckle at the sight.
"Mwahahahahaha!",Discord's chuckle turned to an evil laugh. "Well, it appears that I've been freed! Joyous celebrations are in order, and I know just how to start! But before I do, one cyan pegasus must now pay." With a familar snap of his lion fingers, Discord disappeared, to where, or when.
"Pinkie Pie, have you seen Rainbow Dash?" Twilight asked Pinkie in a rushed tone, startling her enough for Pinkie to drop the cupcake she was about to eat, causing her to shed a tear in silence.
"I haven't seen anypony with a rainbow mane and hot pink eyes. Ooh, but I have seen a giant red lizard walking on all fours around the bakery. Or maybe I'm just off today." Pinkie Pie rambled on.
"Yeah...ok. So anyway, I haven't seen Rainbow Dash since she barged into my library at like 3 in the morning. She was curious about a book about the 'Time Lord' and --" Twilight started before staring in utter surprise at the scaly lizard walking out the door.
"The Time Lord?! You mean Mr. Kooky, Old, Hermit Whooves?" Pinkie screamed in eagerness.
"How did you know? You've met him? I though he was a mare tale!" Twilight replied in shock.
"He's the old retired stallion who's all over the place, with wings one day, and a horn the other day. That's bonker, even for me." Pinkie Pie answered to the purple unicorn's question. They then both ran off to Sweet Apple Acres to see if Applejack has seen her.
"Rainbow Dash? Ah haven't seen her. Ah'd know if that mare's been 'round these parts. She comes here every Sunday when ah make the freshest apple cider. Girl's crazy about her cider. Ah'm surprised after 16 years she ain't become an alcoholic." Applejack nonchalantly spoke.
"Well, we need to ask the others if we want to find her." The three then headed to Fluttershy's cottege to ask her.
"Rainbow Dash? No, I haven't seen her since the party last night. But maybe I can help you find her if she's gone missing, um, if that's ok with you girls." the timid pony Fluttershy replied quietly. The four of them now were headed for Rarity's boutique.
"Oh dear, we can't have our little Rainbow Dash going off somewhere without telling us." Rarity proclaimed.
"First thing's first: Fluttershy, search Rainbow Dash's house. Applejack, check every cider stand in Ponyville. Pinkie Pie, throw a 'Find Rainbow Dash' party, and Rarity, sew something pretty!" Twilight swiftly ordered to the 4 other ponies.
After about 5 minutes, a scream rang out from the highest part of Rainbow Dash's house, alarming the others.
"Twilight, I found a note from Rainbow Dash! It's really important!" Fluttershy said in a shockingly loud voice. After reading it for a minute, it struck Twilight hard.
"Oh my Celestia. Look at how she wrote it! It's all sloppy and rushed, like she got mugged while writing it!" Twilight shouted.
"It looks more like a bunch of end credits to a tv show from the 1950s." Pinkie Pie blabbered.
"Beg your pardon sugarcube, but it mentions something about time traveling with somepony." Applejack noted, perplexed by the very possibility of time traveling.
"Oh no. No, no, no, no, no, no, she didn't! She couldn't! It's not possible!" Twilight Sparkle panicked wildly.
"Dearest Twilight, snap the hay out of it!" Rarity hollered at the hyperventilating unicorn, proceeding to slap the mare across the face to bring her back to reality.
"I'm sorry, I'm just worried about her! We have to find her! Oh my Celestia, I forgot! I forgot about her element! Her element of loyalty can be tracked by the other elements! We can just find her with the tracker!" Twilight screamed with hope.
"Well, what the buck are we waiting for?!" Applejack yelled. "We got one of our little sugarcubes somewhere in the past, and we ain't gonna find her standin' 'round like the statue of Discord!"
"Speaking of Discord, has anypony seen him lately?" Fluttershy quietly asked, while a sudden cloud of chocolate milk drifted above her.
"Oh pony, can today get any worse?" Twilight asked with a slight pitch of worry. She cringed to wait for something unexpected to happen. All of a sudden, the same red lizard she had saw had returned, but now with a a mace in his hand, and a Greek warrior's helmet. All 5 mares then stared at him with the same confused stare. They then trotted back to Twilight's library, where Rainbow Dash's element of loyalty necklace, along with the others were stored.
"Ok ladies, the element says she's...in 60 million B.C.?" Twilight asked with a bit of confusion.
"Dr. Whooves, where are we?! Why are there dinosaurs everywhere?!" Rainbow Dash asked the Doctor, while also narrowly avoiding a T-Rex's glare.
"Derpy, what did I say about hitting the 'Random' button?!" Dr. Whooves said for about the 79th time in his life to her.
"I just don't know what went wrong." Derpy innocently stated.
"Yeah, it's a mystery." Rainbow Dash sarcastically replied, staring nervously at the velociraptor eyeing her mane. With a quick dash, the three were soon teleported millions of years forward. While they were physically travelling through the time stream, the pay phone abuptly stopped.
"Whoa! What the hay is going on?!" Rainbow Dash asked, knowing that by the face on Dr. Whooves, that he also had no idea at all.
A familar flash of light deafened Rainbow Dash's sight. Her jaw dropped, her eyes widened almost as big as grapefruits. She knew what this light meant, but she didn't dare want to remember what the creature about to appear was.
"Well well well, Dr. Whooves, the Time Lord. We meet once again. Oh, we've got to stop meeting like this. And isn't it Derpy Hooves, the mailmare of Ponyville."
Dr. Whooves narrowed his eyes at the wicked draconequus, who returned his glare with an evil stare of his own, as if he was egging him on.
"Discord, I see you've gotten just as uglier as the eons have passed. I should've finished you off when I had the flying feathered chance!" Dr. Whooves angrily threatened.
"Whoa, hold on dude! You knew, I mean, know Discord?!" Rainbow Dash asked with a hint of fright. She was afraid of any possible answer.
"Oh, Rainbow Dash, there's the voice I've been missing for months on end. Yes, your fear sustains me." Discord taunted the shaking pegasus.
"Discord, what could you possibly be doing here?! And why have you come back?! You know about the dangers of interacting with another time-traveler!" Dr. Whooves reminded the chimera.
"Hello, spirit of disharmony and the power to warp reality. As far as you're concerned, I make the rules my slave. Anyway, I'm trying to prevent you from messing with the time stream." Discord said in a voice as if he didn't give a notch about his situation.
"Discord, you do realize that if in fact by some miracle, you do stop us, the destruction of Equestria will also be the death of you," Dr. Whooves retorted to Discord. It was those words that smeered the smug look off Discord's horse face. Discord knew by the serious tone of his voice that he was not bluffing, as Discord was the only one in existance to know the Doctor the longest than anypony in history, possibly even more than Celestia herself.
"I-I see. Well, it appears we've come at an impasse. Allow me to help." Discord said, and with a snap of his eagle talon, the time stream began again.
"Discord, why would you help us? You hate order and harmony. It's the opposite of everything you believe in!" Rainbow Dash asked in disbelief.
"Well, Rainbow Dash, if something in your past causes the death of Equestria, I would die as well. And I certainly wouldn't want that." Discord replied with slight contemplate in his voice.
Rainbow Dash barely trusted Discord, but saw that Discord was genuine in his fears. For the time being, Rainbow Dash didn't like it, but she had to trust the possibly demented draconequus. With this last thought, the now four time travelers were about to arrive at the day of Rainbow Dash's arrivial to Ponyville.