Scootaloo had 5 cards in her hand and one turn to make a miracle. Everypony had their eyes on her as she took one last look at her cards. The orange filly finally turned to proudly face her opponents. “Alright Silver Spoon here I come.”
“Psh,” the gray filly answered. “Just try it, there’s no way you can win!” Silver Spoon had responded with confidence, but something deep inside of her made her shudder. What was Scootaloo going to do and would it really defeat her so easily? The gray filly clenched her teeth as Scootaloo shoved the first card into her duel disk.
“First card!” Scootaloo shouted. “The spell Rainbow Return!” A multicolored aura appeared into front of Scootalou. The onlookers all stared in wonder, even Diamond Tiara and Silver’s jaws dropped. As the aura grew it took on the form of a pegasus. The light flashed for a moment before the new shape fully materialized. It was Scootaloo’s destroyed monster the Rainbow Wanderer. “This card brings back a monster from my graveyard and now I use the effect of my Wanderer.” Scootaloo pointed at her monster as the red pegasus began to glow.
Diamond Tiara scoffed. “What could that weak card possibly do?!”
Scootaloo smiled. “Well when my Wanderer gets special summoned, I can special summon another “Rainbow” monster from my hoof,” As Scootalou said this she slammed another card on her duel disk. “I play my second card Rainbow Strider!” A Green Pegasus also with a rainbow mane appeared on the field. The two ponies both flew up and glared down at Silver Spoon. ATK: 1200 DEF: 500
Silver Spoon tensed up. “What does it matter?” She growled. “Your monsters only have 2700 attack points together! That’s not even half of my lifepoints!” The gray filly tried to calm down, but she couldn’t. Scootaloo’s smile was too large for Spoon to even relax for a minute.
“My Third Card is another monster,” Scootaloo said proudly. “I play Rainbow Glider!” A Tan colored pegasus sporting the team’s rainbow mane materialized on the field. The new pony flew up to join her fellow pegasi. The newly formed trio now each raised a hoof to point at Silver Spoon. The gray filly gulped. The gaze the monsters gave her was unnerving to say the least. ATK: 1400 DEF: 400
Diamond Tiara wasn’t impressed. “So what? This is still just a waste of time!” She yelled. Diamond Tiara turned to her startled friend. “Get a grip already! Her weak monsters can’t actually beat you!” Spoon stared into Tiara’s eyes trying to believe what she said, but her moment’s reprise was quickly shattered.
“Wrong!” Scootaloo shouted shoving another card in her duel disk. “My fourth card the continuous spell card Rainbow Burst!” A spell card appeared on the field with an image of a rainbow colored explosion. The unicorns stared in confusion. “Scootaloo savored the moment. Now was the time for a tiny bit of revenge.
“My Rainbow Burst increases the attack points of each of my “Rainbow” monsters by 300 points for each “Rainbow” monster I have on the field. This means each of my monsters gains… um… uh.” Scootaloo tried to quickly count on her hooves with no success.
“Your monsters all gain 900 attack points,” Applebloom cut in.
“Yeah that’s it!” Scootaloo shouted back. Rainbow Wanderer’s ATK: 1500>2400, Rainbow Strider’s ATK: 1200>2100, Rainbow Glider’s ATK: 1400>2300.
“THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!” Silver Spoon screamed.
“Wait why?” Diamond Tiara cut in.
“With all that Attack,” Silver Spoon whimpered “She can deal me 6800 points of damage!”
“That’s right Spoon!” Scootaloo yelled back. The pegasi trio all began to glow. Scootaloo stood up on her hind legs. She pointed at Silver Spoon and shouted with a passionate voice. “Go get er guys! Sonic Rainburst!”
The pegasi flew up a few stories at lightning speed before all turning to dive. The trio in unison began to speed toward Silver Spoon. As they flew down the ponies fused into a solid rainbow beam. The crowd, Applebloom and Diamond Tiara all stood stunned.
But one pony wasn’t merely taken by the light show. Silver Spoon wasn’t just stunned she was awestruck. Her deck cost thousands of bits and for what. To lose. To lose these guys? No. “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO,” Spoon screamed as the rainbow careened into her. The explosion caused a burst of light that forced most to look away. A huge dust cloud formed, but like the former dust clouds it quickly dispersed.
“SILVER SPOON!” Diamond Tiara yelled. However as the dust cleared, Spoon was revealed. The gray filly was lying on her back with a pile of shining cards thrown around her. The numbers floated around Silver Spoon until they quickly became the same digit. Zero. Her duel disk beeped a few times before its lights grew dark. Silver Spoon’s Lifepoints: 6000>0
Silver Spoon made a grumbling noise. “I… I… don’t believe,” She managed to say. Spoon turned to look at Diamond Tiara. “I’m sorry DT… I couldn’t do anything.”
Diamond Tiara’s face which should’ve showed concern was instead full of rage. “WHATEVER!” She shouted turning away from her fallen comrade. “Spoon may be weak enough to lose to you punks, but could never-“
“Hold it!” Applebloom cut in.
Diamond Tiara shot the yellow filly a look of scorn. “WHAT?!” She shouted back.
“Well since Silver Spoon just lost, by the turn rules you made guess who gets to go next,” Applebloom said with a raised eyebrow. Diamond Tiara gasped. It was true. After Scootaloo would be Silver Spoon and with Silver Spoon gone that would mean-
Applebloom waved her hoof in the air. Diamond Tiara scowled. “Well,” She scoffed. “There’s no way you could possibly pull off a-“
“Just watch us!” Applebloom shouted.
“Us?” Diamond Tiara responded flustered.
“You got that right!” Scootaloo said as she shoved her last card into her duel disk. “I’ll leave it to you Applebloom.”
“Got it!” The yellow filly said as she drew her card.
“I refuse to believe you both have a strategy to deal another 6000 points of damage!” Diamond Tiara shouted.
“Well I couldn’t do it by myself,” Applebloom said casually. “But with Scoot’s help.”
“This duel’s about to wrap up!” Scootaloo said revealing her facedown card. “I play fifth card! My trap card Rainbow Typhoon!” The rainbow mane pegasi flew into a massive twister. The gale began to envelop Diamond Tiara. The pink filly looked away as her the wind began to blind her vision.
“WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?!” She shouted at the orange filly.
“My fifth card Rainbow Typhoon destroys all my “Rainbow” monsters,” Scootaloo said with eyes closed. “But in exchange it deals you.” She opened her eyes and smiled. “600 damage for each monster destroyed!”
"Ugh! Your'e Kidding me!” Diamond Tiara yelled as the winds began to subside. The numbers appeared over her head. Diamond Tiara looked up with rage as her lifepoints dropped before her eyes. Diamond Tiara’s Lifepoints: 6000>4200
“Now allow me to finish dis little shindig!” Applebloom jumped in. “I activate my trap card Natura Harvest!” The trap flipped over on Applebloom’s field. Its image depicted a huge party of happy smiling plants all dancing around. Diamond Tiara growled in confusion. This can’t be real she thought. Applebloom stood up on two legs and pat the floating illusion. “This little guy makes me lose mah hand, but in exchange ah can special summon up to two copies of any “Natura” monster from mah deck with their attack halved. Two more strange looking apple creatures sprung from the earth on to Applebloom’s field. Each smiled and jumped about. The existing Natura Apple quickly joined them. ATK: 600 DEF: 500
Diamond Tiara brushed herself off and pleasantly sighed. “Wow I was almost worried for a second there,” She happily condescended. “But with that last move you quite literally ended any chance of beating me. Oh well I mean should I expect from losers like you!”
“Hay Diamond Tiara,” Applebloom said.
“What?” She answered calmly.
“You talk WAY too much,” Applebloom said as her second card flipped up.
Diamond Tiara’s face froze. The trap that was on the field depicted the same happy plants from before each with huge muscles making threatening faces. Applebloom chuckled a bit. “This card’s called Natura Bulk Up, It doubles the attack of all my “Natura” monsters, but then removes em from play when ah end my turn. Not that I’ll be ending mah turn again.” ATK:2400, ATK:1200, ATK:1200
Diamond Tiara began to back away. “No no no this it just this can’t be,” Soon the pony’s professional manner finally faded and she let out a true scream. “THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE! I CAN’T LOSE TO YOU CUTIE MARKLESS DEGENERATES!”
Applebloom jumped back to her hind legs to mirror Scootalou’s pose. “Well this is real! Go! APPLES CHARGE!” The silly weird apple creatures all suddenly gained serious expressions and huge muscles to replace their puny stem limbs. Each apple turned toward Diamond Tiara. The menacing produce walked over to the now wide-eyed filly. Then group of super fruit in the most professional manner possible pimpslapped Tiara into next week.
“AHHHHHHHHHH!” She screamed as the mental shock of the illusion made her fall backwards. “Ugh!” Diamond Tiara said as landed on the ground. The pink filly writhed in dirt for a moment before opening her eyes to see the numbers float over her head. Diamond Tiara’s Lifepoints: 0. The filly let out one final grunt of disdain before closing her eyes and wallowing in defeat.
“We won!” Applebloom shouted as Scootalou jumped in the air. The crowd of onlookers cheered wildly.
“It’s finally over!” The orange filly yelled with joy. Suddenly each filly remembered their fallen comrade. They rushed over to Sweetie Belle’s side.
“Sweetie Belle we won!” Scootaloo said as they looked down on their still grounded friend.
“Yeah and we could never have won if ya didn’t have that fancy card ya made,” Applebloom chimed in.
However, Sweetie Belle was barely able to look up. “You mean you’re not mad at me for tricking you into dueling?”
“Of course not!” Applebloom sang.
“Yeah this may be nerdy, but who cares? Were still the best!” Scootaloo said.
Applebloom and Scootalou helped Sweetie back onto her feet. “Thanks guys” she said again wiping away a tear. “Here, before I forget to give these to you.” The white filly handed the gleaming copies of her personal trap card to her two friends. Each filly happily took the card and stared at its glow in the sunlight.
They all smiled with joy. It was finally done. The ordeal was over. Their gauntlet walked. Now the Cutie Mark Crusaders each shared a common thought. There was still one thing left to check…