"Really? After all that he went and took a break? What in tarnation was the point of all that buildup?"
"He said it was to "get all his pieces in place." I've read a few books on chess, he's probably working up to his "End Game" strategy. That or he is just lazy."
"Ladies please! Do be kind to the poor dear, he's likely a bit overwhelmed. You girls have seen me take on a few too many things at once. It's fine until your energy depletes, then you begin to feel strained at every action."
"I just want to know what's going on with this Tornado lady! Who the hay does she think she is? I am so gonna kick her flank-"
"Um... girls, I'm sure he'll be back soon, let's just be patient for now."
"Itchy neck... eyeflutter... knee jerk... Girls I think the narration is back!"
Seriously ladies, I have been gone for two whole days what exactly is the problem?
"Um... well while we sort of understand what you're doing maybe it was a little bit of a-"
"Letdown! A huge bucking letdown! You skipped six months and didn't even mention the party we all had when we got back together! Then you promise me a race and leave me hanging in front of that bit-"
"Seriously, and what was that stuff with the party and Doctor Whooves? If you needed me to go with everypony else you could have just asked!"
You... scare me a little, I still have nightmares about those poor fish...
"C'mon, that was a joke! They breathe sand its fine!"
You tried to insert "Cupcakes" into my story! "CUPCAKES" Pinkie!
"Oh hush, you got a couple chuckles out of it be happy!"
Well, okay I guess it was a little funny, but still you totally preempted the dramatic retelling of the War of Chaos vs Harmony-
"Oh like you were going anywhere with that anyway silly-billy! You're no Tolkien you know!"
Adams was always more my taste yes...
"Exactly, stick to what you know! You saw how we botched up Rarity's dress designs when we tried to force our interests on her-"
"Pinkie let us never speak of those... things... again please you are giving me flashbacks!"
"Girls! Look, we can all berate the author when he inevitably fails to live up to everypony's expectations later on. Listen Author, we know you work hard, but my friends and I never got to really meet up again after you forced us all into inexplicable alicornhood for the sake of a laugh or two. So while you're planning out this "Grand Battle Betwixt Good and Evil" we thought we could all take a look back, before you split everypony up into your little training groups to learn how to not kill everypony by mistake? Would that be so much to ask?"
Six puppy dog looks were directed at the Author.
Fine, fine, as if I would deny you girls anything... Here's your party, now if you'll excuse me I have villainy to write...
Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Twilight, Rainbow, Applejack, and Rarity were in the middle of their most awkward group hug ever.
"Pfft! Rarity your wing is in my mouth! Everypony, it's so good to see you again!"
"I quite agree Twilight, while we did just see each other last Tuesday stress of certain recent events certainly makes that time seem so much longer than tolerable."
"Well shoot, least we're all here together again. We can get past a few extra wings and horns, we'll do it together!"
"Um... girls this is nice and all but maybe we should be worried about why this all happened?"
" 'Shy stop worrying so much, we can fly faster and survive crashes better than ever now! I am so gonna practice the tricks my instructors told me would get me killed someday! I'll show them!"
Pinkie Pie suddenly perked up. "You know what this calls for!"
Rarity sighed. "Pinkie we just left a party, besides that whole affair seemed rather dull, what I can recall in any case."
"Shush! Party commencing in three, two, one..."
Pinkie's horn glowed and suddenly out of nowhere appeared twenty six party cannons blowing out streamers and decorations in rapid succession.
Music began to play from no apparent source. "C'mon everypony! Let's dance!"
Celestia and Luna watched the friends celebrate.
"They certainly have much energy, We wonder if the change is permanent? T'would be welcome to have six such worthy friends join us in eternity sister."
"I... dare not think of it sister. My heart breaks with every pony I must watch go into the sunset. I would hate to get my hopes up only to have them dashed on the harsh rocks of reality. Until we find out what happened my only concern is ensuring they learn to control what fate has forced upon them."
"Still, tis nice to dream of more companionship, tis it not?"
"Dreams are always good dear sister, for you make them so."
Thissdens and Cann glared at each other.
"I told you you stubborn mule, Pegusi magic is capable of inducing alicornhood, now admit you were wrong. Also, you can forget about the fifty bits, we never shook on that."
"Fifty? I thought it was five hun- Oh, of course fifty bits right! You were supposed to pay that if she was holding back and that's the only bet we're worried about! Of course I'll forgive you that paltry sum old friend, and I admit I was wrong about your specialty."
Thissdens eyed Cann suspiciously. Five hundred? He was pretty sure it had said fifty in the note. Still, he had gotten what he wanted. "I'll admit I was wrong about unicorns too, clearly they had the potential all along."
"We both kinda dropped the ball on earth ponies though."
"Yeah but who studies that? Seems like a pretty pointless thing to look into."
"Oh? Like a pegasus studying cloud forging for the purposes of a new pair of shoes?"
Yeah, all my girls can see the fourth wall. Why? Because it's funny.