Chrono Reflect

by Valkyrie Sandora

Home: My Wonderful Life

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It had been a long journey, but they had finally made it to Nightmare Moon's castle. Hopefully here they could get the answers they needed, and figure out exactly how the universe became so fragmented.

The first one to run into the castle was DASH-379 naturally. Clad in her form fitting and slightly revealing rainbow colored armor, she knelt down and scanned the area.

“Scan complete,” DASH said, “The perimeter is safe. No enemies located within the immediate area.”

With that said, the rest of the group walked in. They were an odd group for sure. One of them was an extremely fashionable yet smart looking girl with straight purple hair with a pink highlight and black glasses. She wore a black and purple blazer and matching skirt, and strapped to her back was a quiver of arrows to go with her golden bow.

Next to her was an older woman wearing silver knights armor with a red cape. She had long blond hair, and at her side was a broad sword. On her left arm was a red and silver shield.

Coming up right behind her were two more girls. One was a girl with really pretty girl with impossibly long light pink hair wearing a yellow bra like top and matching long loincloth that looked to be made of some sort of animal fur and brown boots. On her face were tribal markings that looked like animal whiskers, and she had two daggers strapped to her side.

And right next to her was their leader, and the whole reason they were here to begin with. She was a beautiful girl with long curly purple hair. She wore a white blouse that accentuated her figure tastefully, purple skirt, and matching purple heeled boots. She had blue eye shadow, red lipstick, and in her hand was a golden spear.

“Well, this is it,” the knight said, “No turning back now. Twilight, how are you feeling?”

“I should be okay,” the girl with the bow, Twilight, said taking a deep breath, “I think the poison's fully worn off. Thanks Applejack,” she turned to the two members lagging behind, “Rarity, are you ready.”

“More than ready,” Rarity said, “I'll be honest, I'm a little scared though.”

“There is no reason to worry,” DASH boasted, “I am more than capable of protecting everyone.”

“Well aren't you humble?” Applejack asked sarcastically. DASH put her hands on her hips and smirked.

“I am merely stating a fact as a superior model,” DASH said.

The tribal looking girl held onto Rarity's arm and nuzzled her lovingly before looking her in the eyes. Rarity smiled warmly cupping the girls cheek.

“I'll be okay, Fluttershy. Thank you for being concerned,” Rarity said, “You should be up front with DASH.”

Fluttershy nodded and ran up to DASH's side on all fours. The five of them ran deeper into the castle, Fluttershy running far in front and DASH using her jets to fly next to her. Fluttershy stopped suddenly and held an arm out.

“Stop!” Fluttershy shouted before sniffing the air. She then hunched over and growled.

“Looks like we got company!” Applejack said running forward next to Fluttershy with Rarity, who now stood in the center. As three blob monsters materialized in front of them, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack all pulled out their weapons and got in fighting stances, “Remember what I taught you, Rarity! Control, then aggression!”

“Right!” Rarity said.

Fluttershy charged in first, choosing the blob on the right. As she slashed wildly at her opponent, Applejack held up her shield preparing for her opponents attack on the left. It slammed into her shield knocking her back, and the third blob shot toward Rarity, who spun around and slammed the curved blade of her spear into it, knocking it into a wall.

Fluttershy flipped back and began charging up green energy. She pointed her arms at the blob that Applejack was fighting, creating a tornado that knocked the blob into the air. Applejack followed up by jumping up to her enemy and slashed it in half.

Applejack landed on the ground and turned to DASH, “Scan the enemy!”

“Understood,” DASH said examining the blob that Rarity was clashing with, “Enemies are Blue and Black attribute. Using Red and White elements should be sufficient.”

“That means me and Twilight!” Applejack said.

“Fluttershy, switch with Twilight!” Rarity commanded. Fluttershy nodded and did a back flip out of the way of the blobs next slash. Twilight fired an arrow at the blob impaling it, and then charged up white energy. She was about to fire an offensive element, but she saw Rarity get blasted back by her enemy sprouting spikes suddenly and knocking her to the ground.

So instead she cast a healing element on Rarity.

“Thank you,” Rarity said, seeing the blob behind Twilight about to strike her, “Twilight, look out!”

“Huh?” Twilight turned to the blob, “AHH!!!”

Applejack charged up red energy and pointed her sword at the blob, shooting a fireball at the offending monster, burning it to cinders. She ran over to Twilight's side, “You should have continued the attack.”

“But… I didn't want Rarity to get hurt,” Twilight said looking ashamed.

“Remember, she has a Black attribute,” Applejack said, “These enemies won't hurt her too much.”

Rarity held her spear in front of her and charged up black energy. She then jumped away from the blob and charged toward it a second time, slashing wildly with her spear, which was engulfed in black energy. With the enemies gone, Rarity walked over to Twilight and put a hand on her shoulder.

“I appreciate your help,” Rarity said, “But we're a team, remember? You don't have to protect me.”

“R-right,” Twilight said blushing, “I'll do better next time, I promise.”

The group continued to trek through the castle. They ran into more blobs on the way to the throne room, but DASH blasted them all away with her arm cannons. When they reached the throne room, they were surprised to see it empty.

“Nightmare Moon!” Rarity called out, “Where are you?!”

DASH and Fluttershy stepped forward looking around, DASH scanning the area and Fluttershy sniffing the air.

“Nightmare Moon… not here.” Fluttershy said.

“My radar is showing a large power source higher above us,” DASH said, “I think Nightmare Moon is on a higher wing.”

“How right you are, my metallic friend,” a high pitched voice said. Everyone looked at the throne and saw a woman with really curly pink hair dressed like a scary looking clown. She was spinning a bladed hula hoop on her arm with a sinister smile.

“Pinkamena!” Applejack said running forward and drawing her sword. Next to her both Fluttershy and DASH drew their weapons.

“Aw, is that any way to greet an old friend?” the clown, Pinkamena said with a sinister grin showing off her fangs.

“You not friend!” Fluttershy said, “You attack village!”

“Huh, alright then,” Pinkamena said jumping off the throne and holding her bladed hoop at her side, swaying her hips, “Since you guys still don't get it, I'll just have to beat sense into you!”

Fluttershy roared in anger and charged at Pinkamena. She did a spin kick to the gothic looking clown, who blocked with her bladed weapon and then kicked her back. As Fluttershy fell back, DASH flew into Pinkamena and tackled her into a wall.

She flew back and began charging up yellow energy. DASH then pointed her cannon at Pinkamena and built up energy before firing a large electric blast at Pinkamena. She rolled out of the way and threw her hoop at DASH as a boomerang, but the attack was blocked by Applejack's shield.

Pinkamena caught her weapon and began charging up blue energy. Around the entire group towers of water shot out temporarily flooding the entire room. The water magically vanished and Rarity and Twilight saw their more combat oriented friends all on their knees injured, poor DASH sparking.

“DASH! Fluttershy! Applejack!” Twilight cried.

“Heal them!” Rarity said brandishing her staff. Twilight turned to look at her like she was crazy.

“Rarity, no! You can't beat her! Look at what she did to the others!” Twilight exclaimed, “Let's just-”

“I need answers!” Rarity said, “Why was I thrown out of my world? What does Nightmare Moon want with me? I need to know, and she's the only thing standing in my way!”

“Rarity!” Twilight cried as Rarity ran toward Pinkamena. Rarity's spear clashed with Pinkamena's weapon, pushing her back a bit. Rarity continued to slash widely forcing Pinkamena to keep her distance. When it looked like Pinkamena was about to charge up her Element, Rarity did a sweeping kick knocking her off her feet.

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Rarity stood over Pinkamena glaring at her, tightening her grip on her spear as Pinkamena laughed ruefully.

“You've truly become a demon, haven't you Rarity?” Pinkamena asked, “Looks like you and I are a lot alike after all.”

“Shut up!” Rarity seethed, “I'm nothing like you or Nightmare Moon!”

“Why don't you prove it then?” Pinkamena said lying on the ground elegantly and sensually, “Show me just how different you and I are.”

“No!” Twilight called out, “Don't fall for it Rarity!”

Rarity, for the first time ever, ignored her friend. Instead she held her spear above Pinkamena's chest. She was getting that feeling again in her chest. It felt like something was consuming her. Normally she'd push it away, but this time she allowed the feeling to take over.

“RARITY!!!” Twilight, DASH, Applejack, and Fluttershy all screamed as Rarity thrust her spear into-



“Rarity honey, it's time to wake up!”

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Rarity, completely under her covers, stirred at the sound of her mother calling her up. For someone who was usually very well put together, she was anything but a morning person. She slowly sat up in her bed, her usually very nice looking purple hair a matted mess of bedhead.

“Mmm… go back to sleep, sun…” Rarity fussed at the opposing light from outside. Her parents and little sister were the only ones who got to see her like this: groggy, and not put together in the slightest.

She trudged her way in the direction of the bathroom just as her mother started walking up the stairs.

“Oh good, I was just about to knock on your door,” her mother, Cookie Crumbles, said, “Did you sleep well?”

“Mm hm…” Rarity nodded, still making her slow trudge to the bathroom.

“I'm making breakfast,” Cookie Crumbles said, “It should be ready by the time you're dressed.”

“…nk y…” Rarity mumbled, closing the bathroom door behind her. She allowed her pajama pants to fall to the ground and threw off her pajama top, walking into the shower all in one motion. She turned the water on and for a few seconds just let the warm water to fall on her body and wake her up.

Once she felt herself become aware of the world around her, she proceeded to using the shower for it's intended purpose. After she was nice and clean, she brushed her teeth, and then brushed her hair. Most people didn't know, but her hair was naturally curly, so as long as she got to it while it was wet she could get it in it's natural style quickly.

After putting on her favorite white blouse and purple skirt, Rarity walked downstairs where her family waited for her. Her father, Magnum, sat at the breakfast table with a newspaper and her little sister was already sitting in front of her plate eating three pancakes.

“Rarity!” Sweetie Belle cheered.

“Good morning,” Rarity said walking into the kitchen. She first kissed her sister on the forehead, and then walked over to her father and hugged him.

“Morning honey,” Magnum said, “How did you sleep?”

“I slept… okay,” Rarity said, remembering her dream from last night. It felt so real…

“Rarity, are you okay?” Cookie Crumbles asked when she saw Rarity looking thoughtful.

“Oh, yes Mother,” Rarity said, “I was just thinking about my dream last night.

“Was it a bad dream?” Sweetie Belle asked.

“I don't… think so,” Rarity said, “It's fading now.”

“Maybe you're just stressed,” Cookie Crumbles said, “Aren't you helping your school with the Spring Festival today?”

“Ahh! That's right,” Rarity said, “Oh, thank you for reminding me. I need to make sure I bring everything we need for the banner.”

“Wasn't the Spring Festival something you came up with?” Magnum asked.

“Well, I wouldn't say I came up with it per say,” Rarity said sitting down, “The school board wanted something special for the spring, and I just sort of… thought of having a festival.”

“You don't give yourself enough credit,” Sweetie Belle said, “You always have great ideas, sis.”

“Thank you so much Sweetie Belle,” Rarity said hugging her little sister. She finished breakfast with her family and then gathered her things for school. Since she was leaving a little earlier, she decided to take her bike to school instead of waiting for her Father to drive her in the car.

The ride to school was a pleasant one. Every one of her neighbors waved to her as she rode past them. She loved this town so much. So many wonderful people living here. On the way she saw Sunset Shimmer stop next to her on her motorcycle. Rarity smiled at her and waved, and Sunset nodded to her before riding off.

Rarity smiled watching her ride off. She remembered a time when Sunset was someone that she absolutely hated. Well, that's not the right way of wording it. She didn't hate Sunset Shimmer. She never hated anyone, but Sunset Shimmer definitely wasn't her friend. That was then though.

She had long since redeemed herself.

As Rarity continued her ride to school, her thoughts went back to her dream, at least what she could remember of it. Come to think of it, was Sunset Shimmer in her dream at all? She didn't remember. She could barely remember anything about the dream now.

It wasn't that important though. It was just a dream after all.

When she arrived at school, she parked her bike and put her bicycle lock it, and began sauntering into the building, carrying her bag of materials with her. Just like when she was riding to the school, everyone she passed by either waved or said hi to her. While this was nice, her main focus was in getting to the gymnasium, her true destination.

Where the people she really wanted to see were.

Right outside the door, she stopped for a second and took a deep breath, thinking about the six girls waiting for her inside. Rarity loved her friends so much. They were very different, each and every one of them, yet they all shared a special bond. She pushed through the door and then held her hands in the air standing elegantly.

Hello girls!” Rarity sang.

“Rarity!” Fluttershy cried happily running into her friend's embrace.

“It's a surprise seein ya here so early,” Applejack said, she and Rainbow Dash walking over to them, “Usually ya ain't here till right before the first bell rings.”

“What can I say? I enjoy my beauty sleep,” Rarity said releasing her friend, “As you can see, I brought the materials for the banner.”

“Sweet!” Dash said taking the bag, “Applejack, you wanna help me with this?”

“Sure thing,” Applejack said, “We got this, Rares.”

“Thank you,” Rarity said. She hugged both Applejack and Rainbow Dash before they walked off, and then turned her attention to Fluttershy, “So, how's my best friend doing?”

“Better now that you're here,” Fluttershy admitted looking down, “Um, you remember those three boys that were harassing me the other day?”

“Rover, Fido, and Spot?” Rarity asked.

“W-well, they sort of… asked me out earlier today. I said no, and asked them to leave me alone, but…”

Rarity folded her arms thinking to herself. She remembered those three very well, as she was once their main target for sexual harassment. That stopped when they cornered her one day and she showed them just how annoying she could be. They started targeting Fluttershy as she never fought back.

So Rarity would just have to teach them a lesson.

“Oh Pinkie Pie,” Rarity called out, “Be a dear and throw me that broom.”

“Rarity, what are you about to do?” Twilight asked, both she and Sunset nearby and turning to her.

“Just going to teach those boys a lesson in how to treat a lady,” Rarity said.

“Here you go!” Pinkie Pie chirped handing Rarity a broom. Rarity screwed the actual broom part off, twirled the stick around above her, and then held it to her side elegantly.

“I'll be back in a bit, girls,” Rarity said, “Just need to whip those boys into shape.”

“You do realize that fighting on school grounds is prohibited, right?” Sunset asked.

“If I know those three, then they're not on school grounds at the moment,” Rarity said, “Which means I'm not breaking any rules.”

Rarity walked out of the gym, her friends following closely behind her. Rarity knew exactly where they were hiding. There was an alleyway right behind the school that they liked to play dice while waiting for school to start. Rarity had heard that a number of students even used the alley for… um, things.

Not that she would ever do that. She was a true lady after all.

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Just she expected, the three boys were sitting near a trash bin gambling. Rarity turned her nose to the air and then sauntered over to her them.

Yoohoo,” Rarity called out catching their attention, “I heard you were bothering Fluttershy here.”

“We weren't bothering her,” their leader, Rover said, “We just asked her to the Spring Festival.”

“Didn't she say no yesterday?” Rarity inquired.

“Well…” Fido said nervously.

“You're making my friend uncomfortable, and I don't like that,” Rarity said getting in a fighting stance, “You boys need a spanking.”

The three boys, realizing that they had her outnumbered, all stood up in front of her. Honestly, just the thought that these three would even consider fighting a lady showed how uncouth their lot were, so no one had sympathy for what was about to happen to them. Rarity looked delicate, but as many people knew, she was truly like a rose.

Beautiful, but with thorns.

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Rover charged in first trying to grab her. Rarity simply moved to the side and used her broomstick to sweep him off his feet. She then spun around and whacked Fido in the stomach with the stick, sending him flying back into a trash can.

Spot, clearly the smarter one of the trio (yet that wasn't saying much) grabbed a trash can lid and threw it at Rarity, who elegantly bent back out of the way, causing the lid to hit Rover just as he was getting up, knocking him down to the ground a second time.

“Yeah Rarity! Kick their butts!” Pinkie Pie cheered.

“It always amazes me that she has this side to her,” Twilight said shaking her head.

“Rarity's always been a bit of an adrenalin junkie,” Dash stated, “I mean, look at her. She's having the time of her life right now.”

And she was. This was another side of Rarity that not a lot of people got to see. In fact, only her friends and the Diamond Dog gang knew about this side of Rarity's personality. That, and maybe a few special people who tried to take advantage of her friends.

As Rarity elegantly spun her makeshift staff around whacking Spot, she was unaware of Fido standing up and creeping up behind her.

“Rarity, behind you!” Fluttershy cried. Rarity looked too late as Fido grabbed her from behind, causing her to drop her broomstick.

“Rarity!” everyone cried. Rover rubbed the back of his head and walked over to the now captured teenager.

“You really piss me off,” Rover said, “Maybe being humiliated in front of your friends will teach you a lesson!”

Applejack and Rainbow Dash were about to rush in and help her, but stopped when they saw the look on Rarity's face. She was smirking.

“Oh dear! Whatever shall I do now?!” Rarity cried helplessly, “You brutes are far too much for me! Please, I beg of you, be gentle with me!”

“Not likely!” Rover said, “Once we're finished with you, you won't be able to stand for a-” Rarity stomped on Rover's foot hard cutting him off. She then headbutted Fido behind her, forcing him to release her, and then kicked her broomstick off the ground into Spot, knocking him to the ground and catching the broomstick as it bounced off of him.

She twirled her “staff” over her head, spun around to hit Fido in the face, and then kicked Rover down onto the ground and pointed her staff right at his face. Needless to say, all of her friends applauded and cheered for her.

“I GIVE!!! I GIVE!!!” Rover cried.

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“So, we sha'nt have this problem anymore then?” Rarity said, smiling sweetly at her fallen opponent.

“Not at all! We'll leave Fluttershy alone now! Just don't hurt us anymore!”

“Good boy,” Rarity said. She knelt down to him and patted him on the head before turning to her friends, “Well that was fun. Now, we have a few minutes to finish the banner before class starts. Come alone girls.”

As she sauntered back into the school, her friends all gathered around her.

“You got off on that, didn't you?” Sunset Shimmer asked. Rarity gave an overly dramatic gasp.

“How could you insinuate that one such as moi would get aroused from something so violent?” Rarity asked, “I'll have you know I was merely trying to protect my best friend's honor.”

“I'm sure that's everything,” Dash said putting her hands behind her head, “Not like you enjoyed the feeling of knocking their heads in with that broomstick.”

“Kickin Rover in the stomach didn't make yer heart flutter at all,” Applejack added.

“And I'm sure you didn't get even the slightest bit excited standing over them like an amazon seeing him beg you to not hurt him,” Pinkie Pie said. Rarity moaned helplessly.

“Stooooooop iiiiiit!” Rarity begged, “You're getting me aroused again!”

Everyone laughed. It was these times that mattered the most to Rarity. She seemed materialistic to some, superficial to others, and overall extremely vain to most, but honestly, Rarity could have given all of that up for what was really important. She didn't need to have the prettiest clothes, the nicest hair, or the fanciest things.

As long as she had her six best friends with her, she'd be forever happy.

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After setting everything up, Rarity went with Fluttershy and Twilight to their homeroom. Fluttershy wouldn't stop showering her with thank yous for making Rover and his gang leave her alone, but Twilight wouldn't stop looking at her. Every time she turned to her though, Twilight would quickly look away.

“For the last time Fluttershy, it was nothing,” Rarity said laughing as they walked into the classroom, “You're my dearest friend, so of course I'd help you.”

“I know, but…” Fluttershy looked down, “I wish I could return the favor. Sometimes I feel like you're always helping me, but I'm too weak to do anything to help you.”

“Fluttershy darling, you don't have to worry,” Rarity said cupping her friend's cheek, “You're friendship is more than enough. I'd save you a thousand times over if I had to.”

Fluttershy, overcome with emotion, hugged Rarity tightly, “I love you so much, Rarity.”

“I love you too, Fluttershy,” Rarity said returning the hug. The three of them took their seats, Fluttershy sitting in the back of the classroom, and both Rarity and Twilight sitting next to each other in the middle.

“She really depends on you,” Twilight noted.

“Fluttershy used to be horribly bullied back in elementary school,” Rarity pointed out, “Rainbow Dash and I protected her all the time, so she's become somewhat clingy to both of us.”

“I see,” Twilight said, looking down and blushing a bit. Rarity rested her head on her hands and looked at Twilight with a suggestive smile.

“Twilight, are you… jealous?” Rarity asked. Twilight's eyes went wide.

“N-no!” Twilight defended, “I'm not! You know that I have a crush on Flash Sentry!”

“That doesn't mean you can't admire someone else too,” Rarity pointed out, “Besides, I've seen how you tend to look at me. You can tell me Twilight. I won't be offended or turned off.”

Twilight fought with herself internally before sighing in defeat, “It's not really a crush I don't think. I mean, maybe it is. I don't know. I just know that I think you're really amazing.”

“Really?” Rarity asked, still smiling at her friend.

“Well, yeah. You're pretty, smart, you protect your friends, and seeing you fight the Diamond Dog Boys earlier was really something. You were so elegant, yet still ferocious. Ever since I transferred here from Crystal Prep, I've wanted to be closer to you so I could… I don't know.”

“Hm…” Rarity pressed a finger to her lips thoughtfully, “Tell you what? Why don't you and I spend the Spring Festival together?”

“Huh? You mean… like a date…?” Twilight asked. Rarity giggled.

“If you wish to see it as such, yes. There isn't a single boy in the school I'd want to take with me. Unless you planned on asking Flash Sentry, upon which I would completely understand it if you declined my offer.”

“No!” Twilight said quickly, “I mean… I'd love to go with you, Rarity.”

“Wonderful! So, how about I pick you up at around eight, and we can go together?”

“That's perfect,” Twilight said. Twilight and Rarity hugged right as the teacher walked into the classroom. Now Rarity had an even bigger reason to be excited for the Spring Festival. Before, she was only going to oversee the event, but now she actually had a date.

“Alright class,” Ms. Cheerilee said, “I'd like to first take attendance. First up are the school announcements.”

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Wait, what?

Rarity shook her head trying to focus on Cheerilee. For a second, it looked like she had split in two.

“Um, what are we doing right now?” Rarity asked Cheerilee raising her hand.

“We're taking attendance,” Cheerilee said, “Please try and pay attention Rarity.”

“Yes, sorry,” Rarity said sheepishly. Twilight turned to her and placed a hand on her shoulder.

“Are you okay Rarity?” Twilight asked Rarity.

“I… yeah,” Rarity said, “I just-” she heard something odd in the background. Something almost like an otherworldly screech or roar. At the same time, she felt a sharp pain in her head, “AHH!!!”

“Rarity!” Flash Sentry said from right next to her, “Mrs. Cheerilee, I think something is wrong with Rarity!”

Hold on a second. Didn't Twilight sit next to her in class? And since when was Cheerilee married?

“Rarity, are you alright?” Cheerilee said/Time Turner said.

What? No. Her homeroom teacher was Cheerilee. Not Time Turner.

“I… don't know…?” Rarity said/asked. She looked up at her homeroom teacher, and saw Time Turner phase out to the side like a static projection almost, Cheerilee appearing next to him.

“Why don't you go to the infirmary?” Time Turner/Cheerilee asked. Rarity nodded and quickly ran out of the classroom. As she left the room, she heard that roar again, and felt another sharp pain in her head, this time falling to the floor screaming.

Rarity looked ahead and saw Sunset Shimmer wandering the hallway looking around nervously. When she saw Rarity on the ground she ran over to her aid.

“Rarity! Are you okay?!” Sunset Shimmer asked.

“My head…” Rarity moaned, “It hurts every time I… hear that…”

“You hear it too?” Sunset asked, “I thought I was the only one.”

“What is it…?” Rarity asked.

“I'm not sure, but I think it's coming from outside,” Sunset said.

“Let's go then,” Rarity said forcing herself to her feet, “If it's another magical disturbance, we need to-” she heard it again, this time even louder. Also, the pain in her head was so bad she felt like it was being split in two.

“Rarity!” Sunset cried catching her, “What the hell is going on here?”

“Make it stop…” Rarity sobbed, “Please make it stop…!”

“I think the portal to Equestria is open,” Sunset said, “It's short notice, but we need to see Princess Twilight immediately. I'm taking us there now!”

Sunset carried Rarity over her shoulder as they rushed out of the school over to the remains of the statue. Though the statue itself was destroyed, the base of it remained intact, which was the only thing that was important, as it was a doorway into Equestria, a parallel dimension where everyone was a pony or some sort of mythical creature.

Right when they reached the statue, that odd sounding roar was heard again, this time Rarity screaming loudly with the roar and holding her head in pain. It was too much! She felt like she was about to die!

“Hang on!” Sunset said. She placed her hand on the base, pleased to see it fall through as if the reflective surface were made of water, “Good, the portal is open. Let's go.”

“W-wait!” Rarity said, “That thing… I think it sounded really… loud from here…”

“That means it might be in Equestria…” Sunset reasoned, “But… why would we…? Either way, we need to warn Twilight. I think something's happening to this world.”

Rarity looked around and saw something really odd. Everywhere she saw what looked like people splitting off in different directions and doing two sometimes three things at the same time. Some people even turned into different people all together, or switched genders suddenly.

“No…!” Rarity said shaking her head, “Stop… it…!”

“What are you seeing?!” Sunset asked.

“Everything…!” Rarity said backing up against the portal, “It's like I'm seeing… every possible outcome… at once…!”

“What the…?”

“Help me…! HELP ME!!!” Rarity screamed. That roar was heard again, this time as if the thing making it were right on top of them. As for Rarity, she fell to her knees again holding her head, but this time the pain wouldn't ebb away.

Sunset knelt down next to her and was about to say something, but cut herself off with a gasp, “Rarity, you're hand!”

“My… hand…?” Rarity asked. She looked at her hand and saw a sight that terrified her. Her hand was beginning to fade away, “S-Sunset…?”

“We're going to Equestria!” Sunset said picking her up, “Brace yourself!”

Sunset and Rarity jumped through the portal, flying through the multi-colored dimensional void. However, when Rarity looked up she saw something absolutely terrifying. Some sort of large black and red creature that almost looked bug like, but with only a large three pronged mouth instead of a face.

The creature roared loudly, giving the same loud screech Rarity kept hearing, but this time she saw it close in on her and Sunset.

“W-what's that thing?!” Rarity cried.

“I don't know, but I've never felt anything so strong in my entire life!” Sunset exclaimed, “The magic I'm feeling from it is just… immense…!”

Rarity looked down at her hands again, and saw them fading in and out like before. As for Sunset Shimmer, her entire body started changing, becoming what looked like an orange unicorn with a sun shaped Cutie Mark.

“This means it's actually standing in front of Equestria...” Sunset said seeing herself shift, “But why aren't you changing into a pony?”

“I… don't…” Rarity said looking back at the giant creature. Something about it terrified her, more than just because it looked absolutely terrifying. But something about this thing just felt pure evil, like it was the devil itself.

The creature opened its mouth and started sucking Sunset closer to it. Rarity tried to rush over and grab her, but her hand turned transparent and just went through her unicorn friend.

“No…! No! NO!!!” Rarity screamed, feeling something grab her and pull her back. They felt like black tendrils of energy, and they were pulling her outside of the portal, “SUNSET SHIMMER!!!”

Sunset turned to Rarity wide eyed, “RARITY!!!”

The two of them reached for each other, both of them being pulled in opposite directions. Right before their hand and hoof touched each other, Rarity's entire body was consumed by the black energy and she was pulled out of the portal, screaming as her entire world went black.

The last thing she heard was Sunset screaming as that monster roared one last time.