In the next ensuing hours after the skirmish in New York City, Twilight Sparkle, and Spike have found themselves in a media storm. Thanks to Optimus Prime's influence, the Equestrian pair have found themselves famous world wide. Many people began calling Twilight the "Hero of New York" and many small children asked for her autograph where ever she went.
It had been a very eventful day for Twilight, yet she still hadn't learned anything about Earth and Humanity since she arrived. But she did learn a great deal about the Cybertronians since her first talk with Optimus.
Spike, being a clever little dragon, told Twilight to use her newfound fame to her advantage. While the humans were fascinated with her, then clearly they'd be more than willing to answer her questions when ever she asked.
Optimus Prime had just finished giving Twilight and Spike a tour of The Ark. The main headquarters of the Autobot base, which was once their ship that crashed into a side of an inactive volcano. She was amazed by the Cybertronian technology and science. She had also met several Autobots whom she took a liking to because they reminded her of her best friends back at home.
There was Tracks, an Autobot obsessed with fashion and attractiveness. Twilight was sure he and Rarity would get along.
Powerglide, an Autobot plane who enjoys performing stunts and is a bit of a speedster. Just like Rainbow Dash.
She got to know Jazz a little more, and he reminded Twilight of Pinkie Pie, for his upbeat personality, and love for music.
Another Autobot she enjoyed the company of was Perceptor, the scientist. She and him would talk hours about science, and she would explain the concept of unicorn magic to him. All which he found equally fascinating.
Also there was the docile Beachcomber, who loved nature and animals. Twilight was convinced Fluttershy would love to meet him.
And there were also the Aerialbots who helped fight the Decepticons in New York. High flying elites, just like the Wonderbolts back in Equestria.
The bots that Spike really enjoyed meeting were the Dinobots. Led by Grimlock, and consisting of Sludge, Snarl, Slag, and Swoop. They were strong, yet dimwitted, but Spike felt like they were fun to be around. Grimlock himself even felt like he had some kind of reptilian connection to the baby dragon.
Carly would only say how both Twilight and her dragon friend were absolutely adorable, and that she was pretty much every 8 year old girl's dream come true. Whatever that meant.
Twilight at this point decided to address a letter.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Spike and I have made contact with the inhabitants of this world. The world is called Planet Earth, and the ones who live here are humans. Yes, humans, they do indeed exist. Also, this world is shared by another group of "autonomous robotic lifeforms" called Autobots, more specifically, Cybertronians from the planet Cybertron led by one named Optimus Prime. The Cybertronians are giant robots that can transform their bodies into vehicles. They too like Spike, and myself, are alien to this world. It turns out we aren't the first visitors here. But there are also bad Cybertronians called Decepticons. The Decepticons, led by one called Megatron, wish to conquer this world and rule it with tyranny. Optimus will not allow it, and continues to fight against their evil. I've also made friends with a number of the humans. One in particular is a human named Spike Witwicky, yes I know, he has the same name as our little Spikey-Wickey, what a coincidence! He's very nice, and has been a good host to us so far, and his father, Sparkplug is also a very kind man. He know a lot about mechanics. And finally, there's a human female named Carly Spencer, who is Spike's girlfriend. She's very adventurous. Kind of reminds me of Rainbow Dash. Anyways as soon as I learn more about Earth, I will write another letter.
Your Faithful Student,
"Done Twilight." The little dragon commented. "Now to send...."
"Spike STOP!" Twilight blurted out.
"What's wrong?" Spike asked.
"We're not on Equestria right now, and therefore your magical link to Princess Celestia has been severed. If you blow your flame on the letter, you'll only burn it to ashes. Then it would all been for nothing."
"Oh, right... Sorry." The little dragon said, while blushing.
Sparkplug walks up to Twilight. "So, if you need somewhere to stay, I have a ranch not too far from here."
"You sure that's a good idea dad?" Spike W asked as Carly also walks up to the group. "I mean, I'm not sure how the other horses would react when they see her."
"Oh Spike, I'm sure she'll be just fine." Carly said with enthusiasm.
"Well, alright then." Spike W replied as Ironhide, and Bumblebee drive them off to the ranch.
"Finally, I get to see how the horses and ponies of your world are like!" Twilight said with glee.
Later at the Witwicky Ranch......
"Miss Twilight, I am SO TERRIBLY SORRY ABOUT THAT!" Sparkplug pleaded with the unicorn.
"I don't want to hear it!" Twilight Sparkle yelled as she stormed out of the barn.
"That really wasn't normal horse behavior," Sparkplug tried to explain.
"Oh? What wasn't normal about it? That their poop is everywhere, or that every stallion we came across TRIED TO FORCE ME TO HAVE HIS BABIES?!" Twilight Sparkle screamed.
"The last part," Bumblebee replied.
"You're an idiot," she grumbled.
"What did I say?" the Autobot asked.
"I believe it was a rhetorical question," Carly explained.
"A what?" he asked.
"She didn't want an answer," Carly sighed. "You have got to start paying more attention."
"Look, I have an extra room where you and your little dragon can stay at the main house. Please, again, I'm very sorry about that." Sparkplug said with full remorse.
"It's not your fault sir, I guess nopony saw that coming." Twilight replied. "But I'm still not over this."
Both Spikes look at her, and begin backing away slowly due to the fact she was still upset.
Ironhide couldn't help but slightly chuckle at the whole situation.
Spike the dragon finally spoke up. "Look Twilight, you had a long day. Why don't we just get some sleep for now. I'm sure you'll feel better tomorrow morning, and then we'll get started on your studies about Earth and the Humans."
"You know what Spike? That sounds like a great idea." Twilight said, as the humans, the dragon, and the pony head over to the house, while the two Autobots transform back into their vehicle modes, and shut themselves into stasis for the night.
Over the course of the next few days.......
Dear Princess Celestia,
Spike and I have started a tour across this country with our human and Autobot hosts. We started by visiting the local natural history museum. I was amazed at all the fascinating creatures that used to live on this world. I think my favorite exhibit was the dinosaurs. It had several accurate mechanical puppets showing what each dinosaur's activities were like. Of course, Spike wasn't too happy when he noticed one of the puppets was really an Autobot named Grimlock.
I look forward to sharing my notes with you.
Your student, Twilight Sparkle
Today, we toured a city called Washington. It's where their leaders run the country. It has all sorts of monuments to their favorite leaders and fallen heroes. We passed their royal palace, which isn't nearly as big as yours.
My favorite places, though, were the museums. They have museums for everything here! I took plenty of notes, so you can read all about it.
Your student, Twilight Sparkle
This is amazing! The humans have carved a sculpture out of an ENTIRE MOUNTAIN! It features the heads of four of their greatest leaders. The first one founded the country, the second set up their banking system, the third taught them to care for nature, and the fourth "freed the slaves." Turns out these humans have a very dark and violent history involving war, and other atrocities. But then again, I'm sure most civilizations do. I even remember reading all about the epic pony wars from our own past. I included a picture with my notes.
Your pupil, Twilight Sparkle
Dear Princess Celestia,
We just walked through a wonderful forest. There were all kinds of plants and creatures living there. It has breathtaking waterfalls, steamy hot springs, and towering geysers. It's surprising to think this whole place formed by itself.
Yours truly, Twilight Sparkle
Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I was in space. Yes, outer space! An Autobot named Cosmos who transforms into a flying saucer decided to take me for a spin in orbit. From above, Earth looked like a peaceful small orb floating in oblivion. Makes you feel small and insignifigant, but also makes you appreciate everything that you are. We also flew over a country on the other side of the globe called China. That nation has this incredible wall that ancient humans built to keep invaders out. That was 2300 years ago. Parts of the wall are still standing, and you can even see it from up here all the way from space. Human ingenuity truly amazes me.
Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle.
The next day...
Hound and Bumblebee were driving the two Spikes, Carly, and Twilight to a nearby Carnival that was in town.
"And that's how computers work." Carly explained to Twilight, who had only recently began to use such a device.
"Fascinating. I'd love to build one myself when I get back home." She replied.
"Here we are, the fairgrounds." Hound said, as he and Bumblebee come to a stop.
"Have fun you guys. And call us when you're ready for pickup." Bumblebee called out as the group headed into the Carnival.
Twilight Sparkle was already familiar with carnivals. She'd been to a few in Ponyville, and this one didn't seem to be much different. There were games, amusement rides, cotton candy, caramel apples, and an unusual variety of deep-fried food. Spike the dragon tried out a ring toss game. He failed miserably, but she decided to give it a try. She walked away with a large stuffed rabbit.
They walked past a booth where several ponies were tied to a revolving post. They seemed to enjoy giving rides to the excited human children, despite the rough treatment some of the kids put them through.
"You see?" Spike Witwicky asked, "Not all horses on this world are stupid."
"I guess not," Twilight Sparkle admitted, "But I'm still not completely convinced."
"Take your time," he told her.
Carly and the dragon could only laugh.
After a little more walking, they entered the section of the grounds where the rides had been set up. First, they passed a ride that looked like three sets of three teacups, each set spinning in a circle while they all rotated around a central arm assembly. It was gentle enough for even the smallest human children to enjoy. Perhaps even Fluttershy might like it, Twilight noticed.
After that, they passed a ride where people sat on benches hanging from the rim of a large vertical wheel. She was sure Rarity would enjoy the view from the top.
After passing a small roller coaster, Twilight Sparkle stopped in front of a carousel. The children were riding up and down on miniature horse statues.
"You humans sure like your horses," Twilight Sparkle noted.
"Of course," Carly confirmed.
Then suddenly, a group of vehicles, three sports cars, one formula 1 racer, and a black tractor truck started plowing through the Carnival. They smashed everything that was in sight, and caused the people to panic.
"Wha? What's going on?" Spike the dragon asked frantically.
"Oh no," Spike Witwicky said, "I know those cars. It's the Stunticons! RUN!"
"Stunticons?" Twilight asked.
The five rampaging vehicles then transform into their robot modes, and began shooting up the place, and at random people.
"Show yourselves, you Autobot scum!" Motormaster yelled out. "I know you're here somewhere!"
"You want us? HERE WE ARE!" Hound called out as he fires a blast that knocks Motormaster down.
"Hey! I'm supposed to be the only winner here!" Dragstrip yells as he transforms back into the formula 1 racer, and rams into Hound.
Bumblebee transforms and tries to chase him down.
"Catch me if you can bug boy!" Dragstrip taunts as Bee follows.
Spike Witwicky immediately grabs the dragon, and Carly and motions Twilight to follow him. They reach the parking lot, when Twilight decides she just couldn't leave her two Autobot friends behind at the Stunticon's mercy.
She instantly gallops back into the battlefield, while her three friends shout for her to come back.
As soon as she's back at the site, she confronts Motormaster, whom she has pretty much deduced as the ringleader.
"Well, what do we have here?" Motormaster said while bemused at the sight of the unicorn.
"I will not let you hurt my friends." Twilight sternly said.
"And what's a little weakling flesh pod like you gonna do about it?" He said as he fires on Twilight.
Twilight teleports, and rematerializes on top of Motormaster's head. She then jumps down and bucks him right in the face. Then using her magic, she levitates herself down to the ground safely.
"OOOOOWWWWW!! Your gonna pay for that you flesh germ!"
"Twilight! What are you doing??!!" Hound shouts as he is tackled by Breakdown.
From behind Twilight however, she hears the sound of more vehicles approaching.
She turns around to see, a familiar red van, a red car, a police car, about five rescue vehicles, and five metal dinosaurs heading in her direction.
They begin shooting at the Stunticons.
"So you wanna play hardball! Fine! Stunticons, merge to form Menasor!" Motormaster commanded.
The Stunticons jump into the air, and one by one, connect to each other, forming a giant robot.
"Oh my Celestia....." was all Twilight could say at this point.
"MENASOR SMASH! MENASOR DESTROY EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING!"
The rescue vehicles come to a stop, and also transform into their robot modes.
The Protectobots connect to each other in a similar fashion as what the Stunticons just did, and form Defensor.
"DEFENSOR ACTIVATED! RESUMING MISSION TO PROTECT CIVILIANS!"
"Me Grimlock munch Menasor! Dinobots attack!" Grimlock yells, as the other Dinobots advance towards the giant Decepticon.
Menasor and Defensor begin punching each other, while the Dinobots attack his legs. The other Autobots begin firing a full volley of missiles, rockets, and lasers at the giant. Eventually it's too much for Menasor to handle, and he dis-assembles back to the separate Stunticons.
"I'm outta here!" Motormaster says, as he transforms, and rolls away.
"HEY!" The other Stunticons yell angrily, as they also transform and chase their cowardly leader.
Defensor, seeing that the enemy has been defeated, also dis-assembles back into the Protectobots.
"Great work team." Hot Spot addresses the others. "Now lets get to work attending to the injured. Give the wounded civilians all the medical treatment they need."
"Yes Sir!" all the Protectobots say in unison.
"Twilight, are you alright?" Prowl asks the unicorn.
"I'm fine Prowl. You guys came just in time." She replied.
Just as things seem to calm down, Twilight notices something in the sky. A pink cloud. Hmm, strange... Well, who knows, maybe pink clouds are normal here on Earth. But wait, now there's another, and yet another, they seem to be clustering together.
Hot Spot looks up in the sky. "Looks like it's gonna rain soon. Let's hustle it up boys!"
And it indeed did begin to rain. Chocolate Milk that is.
All the humans and Autobots were dumbfounded by the strange storm.
Twilight's face was that of absolute terror, her heart was pumping a hundred miles per second, and a pit formed in her stomach which nearly made her vomit out the caramel apples she had earlier.
"Twilight? You OK?" Sideswipe asked.
"No, how could he be free? What freed him? And how is he even here on Earth? How is this all possible?" She said to herself.
At this point, she immediately runs to Prowl. "PROWL, YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME BACK TO AUTOBOT HEADQUARTERS. I HAVE TO SPEAK WITH OPTIMUS! NOW!"