Sunny Flare stared at Sour Sweet. "Okay. Fine." Sunny said. "Let's get this over with." I knew I'd have to go to a team meeting and that I was hoping against hope. she thought as she sighed.
"I don't like this any more than you do!" Sour snapped. "I know what you've been doing to Lemon Zest. If I had my way, I'd make you bloodier than her and me after both fights combined!" She took a deep breath and exhaled. "If she did anything to hurt you, you more than deserved it."
Rage slowly built within Sunny as she clenched her hands into fists. "You don't know what I've been through, you obnoxious bipolar bitch."
Sour rolled her eyes. "Oh, please. Get off your high horse, then go fuck yourself and the horse you rode in on." Before either of the girls could take action, their attention was diverted by a person clearing their throat. Sour's eyes widened in surprise. "Oh! H-h-hi, Radiant Hope!" she said, smiling sheepishly.
"Hello, girls." said the guidance counselor. "Am I interrupting something important?" she asked with a raised eyebrow.
"N-n-n-not at all!" said Sour, raising her hands in defense. "Sunny Flare and I were just going to meet the rest of the team for the Friendship Games, but we got distracted and started a...heated debate." Sour gave Sunny a meaningful look. "Right, Sunny?" she asked.
Sunny wasn't in the mood to get into any trouble. Not in front of a staff member, at least. She decided to play along with Sour's ruse and nodded.
Hope looked at the two skeptically. "As long as that's all you were doing." she said. "We've had enough fights here on campus over the week as it is." she turned around. "Goodbye, girls. Try not to get into any trouble." Hope said as she walked away.
As soon as the two were certain Hope was out of range, they glared at each other.
"Later?" Sunny said, her eyes narrowed.
"Later." Sour said in agreement. "Let's just get this shitfest over with before we seriously try to kill each other on the spot."
Sour Sweet led Sunny into a room filled by Indigo Zap, Sugarcoat, Suri Polomare, Neon Lights, Royal Pin, Jet Set, Upper Crust and Trender.
Sunny waved to her teammates, then folded her arms. "All we need now is Lemon Zest."
"And Twilight Sparkle." said Sour.
Sunny blinked. "Wait, what? When did Twilight decide to compete? She's not the type for this sort of thing!"
"I'm pretty sure Principal Cinch 'convinced' her to join." Sour said, rolling her eyes.
"You mean like how Lemon 'convinced' us into playing nice for the Friendship Games?" said Sugarcoat.
Sour sighed. "Lemon might have a point, though. We've always treated each other like crap for the most part. Except for you, Royal Pin. You're all right." she smiled.
Royal smiled and nodded in acknowledgement.
"That doesn't justify her actions, Sour." said Indigo.
"Maybe not, Indigo, but did all of you really believe something like this wouldn't happen?" Sour said. "Lemon and I have gotten into a fight in the hallway, everybody seems to like making each other paranoid..." She put her head in her hands and sighed again. "Something had to give eventually and that something was Lemon Zest. Is it really such a bad thing to try to be friends?"
Sunny rolled her eyes and scoffed. "Oh, please. Get off of your soapbox and get Lemon and Twilight so we can all move on with our lives."
"Shut the fuck up, Flare!" yelled Sour, getting in her face. "I don't care what sort of bullshit caused you to be the Queen Mother of all bitches, but if I hear one more goddamn word out of your mouth I swear to god I will find two pairs of the sharpest scissors in this school and jam each of them into both of your lower holes as hard as I fucking can!"
Silence engulfed the room, save for Sour's heavy breathing after her rant.
"I'm getting Lemon and Twilight." Sour said, opening the door. She slammed it so hard it startled everyone in the room.
Silence followed again until Indigo spoke up. "Holy shit. I don't think I've ever heard her make a threat like that before."
"Indeed." said Royal. "I believe you pushed the wrong buttons this time, Sunny."
"Congratulations." said Sugarcoat. "You've pissed Sour Sweet off even harder than Lemon Zest."
"Fuck you guys." Sunny said. "Fuck all of you." She turned around and wiped a tear from her face and stifled a sniffle.
A moment later, Sour returned with Lemon and Twilight.
"Obviously you know me, Twilight, Sugarcoat, Indigo Zap and Sunny Flare." said Sour as the three girls entered the room. "But here's the other half of the team." She said as she gestured toward six others.
"First off, this is Suri Polomare." Sour said.
Suri gave Lemon a nasty look. "Sunny Flare gave us your message. We all agree to your terms, but once the Friendship Games are over, we're going to make your life hell...okay?"
Lemon gulped nervously. "Actually...about that..." she said before Sour moved on to the next introduction.
"Not now, Lemon." said Sour. "This is Trender."
"Hello." he said. "I don't know how you found out all of our secrets, but I assure you that wewillfind yours...and when we do..." He made a fist with one hand and punched his other.
"This is Neon Lights." said Sour, gesturing towards a light blue-skinned student with black hair and sunglasses.
"You are so dead after the games." he said, snarling.
"This is Royal Pin." Sour said.
Royal Pin scowled at Lemon. "How dare you." he said. "The knowledge you uncovered was meant to be confidential."
Lemon glanced behind herself to see Twilight slowly pulling at her hair with her mouth open and teeth clenched. Lemon frowned and put her hand on Twilight's shoulder. Twilight jerked a little, clearly startled by the sudden pressure she felt from her friend's hand. Lemon gave Twilight a reassuring smile. "Hey." Lemon whispered. "I've got your back."
Twilight calmed down slightly and smiled back. "Thanks." she said.
"Hey. What are friends for?" said Lemon, grinning.
"Oh get a room, you two!" said Sour. She paused for moment, then put the palm of her hand on her face as she sighed. "Anyway...moving on."
"Jet Set and Upper Crust, Crystal Prep Academy's power couple." Sour said.
"I'd say 'pleased to make your acquaintance'," said Jet Set, "but we all know that I'd be lying, given the circumstances."
"Indeed!" said Upper Crust. "The nerve!"
"And of course you already know me, Sunny Flare, Indigo Zap, and Sugarcoat." said Sour.
"Mark my words, Lemon Zest...we will find out how you got that information. One way or another." said Sunny Flare. And then I'll pay you back. she thought.
"Yeah, Lemon, what the hell? I don't think anyone here's gone so far as to get dirt on other students just to protect themselves." said Indigo.
"That's a new level of fucked up, Zest." said Sugarcoat.
"But as you've heard, we agree to your terms." said Sour. "After the Friendship Games, however, all bets are off!"
Lemon nodded in understanding.
"Now that we have all that established...get the fuck out of our sight." said Sunny. Lemon and Twilight left the room, shortly followed by everyone else. Sunny sighed deeply. What the hell is wrong with this place? she thought before heading over to her sixth period class.