"I can't believe it's almost time Spike! Soon we'll be going on a trip for a month beyond our wildest dreams!" Twilight Sparkle said while skipping around the main area of her library.
Twilight Sparkle had just returned from her trip from Canterlot after researching the Star-Swirl the Bearded section of the Canterlot Royal Library. She had found an old star chart with a location of another world, and an inhabited one at that. Along with the chart, there was also a scroll that contained a powerful teleportation spell that can transport two individuals at a time across planets. She was more than happy to borrow the material she had found.
"Sheesh Twilight," Spike, her assistant baby dragon said, "I haven't seen you this giddy and excited since your brother's wedding last week."
"But I can't help it. I mean, a chance to learn all about new worlds, making contact with alien civilizations. I mean It's a dream come true for scholars like me." Twilight explained excitedly. "I simply can't wait!"
"That makes one of us." Spike said slightly dejected. "I don't know why I have to come along. I mean, what if there are monsters on that other world?"
"Oh Spike, don't be such a scardy-dragon. And besides, I can't go on a month long trip without my number one assistant can I?"
Spike slightly blushed.
There was a knock on the door. Spike quickly went to answer it. At the door were five familiar ponies, and two alicorns.
Pinkie Pie hops up to Twilight.
"OOOOHHH! I can't believe you're gonna go see some aliens! This is so exciting, I mean, I don't think I've ever been this excited for one of my friends! Well maybe except for the time Mrs. Cake had her twins, but still, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Make plenty of friends for me OK Twilight??!!" Pinkie was being her usual ball of energy self.
"Aw geez Twilight," Rainbow Dash said, "I can't believe, you of all ponies, the egghead bookworm who barely ever leaves her book den, is gonna be going off-world. Bet you're gonna have the greatest adventure of a life-time! Wish I was coming with ya."
"Well darn tootin' Twilight," Applejack said, "You have a safe trip, and a good time arlight sugarcube? And here, take this bag of some of mah best picked apple with ya. Just picked this mornin'." Applejack hands Twilight a saddlebag full of her apples.
"Thank you Applejack." Twilight said, "I'm sure they're delicious as usual."
"Umm, Twilight?" Fluttershy nervously said. "I just hope you come back in one piece, and be careful out there. If you see anything scary, just, umm, teleport yourself and Spike back immediately OK? I mean, if that's alright with you, I mean."
"Oh Fluttershy, of course I will, and don't worry about me. I'll be fine, plus Spike's with me." She replied which slightly comforted the yellow pegasus.
"And also, please take this medical kit with you. You never know when you might need it." Fluttershy said as she hands Twilight another saddlebag full of medical supplies.
"Great thinking Fluttershy, I know this will be of great importance." Twilight said.
"Oh my dear, do be careful out there." Rarity said while giving the purple unicorn a hug. "And take these very fashionable warm clothes with you. You never know how the climate will be there."
Another saddlebag is handed to Twilight, who can barely hang on to anything at this point.
"I got it." Spike said as he recieves the bag full of finely made coats for both himself and Twilight.
"Oh Spikey-Wikey, you be careful too." She says while nuzzling him. Spike could only blush in a lovey-dovey daze.
Princess Luna steps up. "Brave Twilight Sparkle, I hope you're trip will be very eventful, educational, and hazardless." She said, "and make sure you have, what was it again? Ah yes, THE FUN!"
"I'm sure I will Princess Luna, and thank you." Twilight said respectfully.
"My faithful student." Princess Celestia said as she walked toward the unicorn. "As everypony else said, have a safe and fun trip. I do look forward to your findings. Have a great adventure. I wish I were going with you as well."
The princess gives Twilight a hug.
"Now, you should get started." Celestia said.
"WAAAIIIIT!" Pinkie Pie jumps up, "Twilight, you need to Pinkie Promise me that you'll come back safely OK?"
"Oh Pinkie Pie, of course. Ahem. CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO FLY, STICK A CUPCAKE IN MY EYE!" Twilight recites the Pinkie Promise.
"OKIE DOKIE LOKIE!" Pinkie says excitedly.
"Alright Spike, it's time." Twilight addressed to the young dragon, as Spike hops onto Twilight's back.
She pulls out the scroll with the teleportation spell, and began chanting in an ancient language that was written on it. The only ones who also seem to understand the tongue were the two princesses.
Then Twilight and Spike become enveloped in a bright ball of light. Then in a thunderous BOOM! They were gone.
"Safe journeys my faithful student." Celestia says as the others look at the spot where Twilight and Spike once were. "Do be careful out there."
Outside the Everfree Forest.....
A pegasus guard is seen flying towards the woods. Then suddenly he is covered by a green flash of light, and in his place, is a figure, shaped like a pony, but had a black body, insect like wings, what appears to be an exoskeleton, fangs, and blue pupiless eyes. It was a changeling. He walks into the forest where he meets others of his kind. And one particular changeling, much taller and slender than the others, with long flowing green hair, and a crooked horn with a crown, approches him.
He bows, "Your majesty, I have just seen one of the holders of the Elements of Harmony depart on a trip off of this world."
"Excellent." Queen Chrysalis, ruler of the changelings said. "Without all six element holders together, they cannot summon the power to repel us. And with Shining Armor and Princess Cadence still off on their honeymoon, their backup plan is also non-existant."
She then addresses the rest of her changeling army.
"Prepare for the attack. We take Equestria while their guard is down."
In Castle Canterlot's statue garden......
A statue of a very strange creature, a Draconequus, begins to have something like a hearbeat. Then it starts to crack, and slowly by slowly, the cracks get larger. Until finally, it shatters, and the creature within comes to life.
"OH YES! HAPPY DAY! HAPPY DAY INDEED!" Discord calls out. "It feels so good to be alive again, to be free! And there's nothing poor old Celestia can do anything about it either." He snaps his fingers, and he disappears in a white flash of light.
Back in Ponyville.....
Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie are walking back to Sugarcube corner when suddenly, Pinkie's tail, ears, legs, then whole body begins shaking uncontrollably.
"OOOOOWwWWWHHHHH! Twich-a-twich-a-twich! I'm having a combo! That means something scary, spooky, bad, mean, nasty, evil, ugly, icky, and gross is gonna happen Dashie!" Pinkie says as Rainbow Dash just scoffs at her.
"Oh Pinkie Pie" Rainbow Dash said, "You're probably just worrying too....."
Then they hear a buzzing sound. The sound grows louder and louder, until they see, a giant swarm of pony shaped insect like creatures flying towards the town. They were so large in number, they blocked out the sun.
"Go my changelings!" Queen Chrysalis yells while taking point of the swarm, "Attack, and take all of Equestria!"
".....much?" Rainbow finished as she looked on in horror.