I gagged, putting a rag back up to my face as I trudged through the rubble-filled streets of Canterlot.
Far above, the smoking caldera of Canterlot Mountain loomed over the city. I wiped my hoof across my forehead-- more ash.
"Over here!" Lunar Jewel's voice echoed through the empty streets.
I spun around, staring into the wreck that had been a bustling city just a day before. A pebble smacked me in the side.
"C'mon, Rusty," Jewel smirked, lighting her horn. I wheezed for a moment as she dropped a bag of her plunders on my back. "You wanna wait around for the ash to settle in your eyes, or are we gonna leave this place?"
"Yeah, let's go." I sighed, peering one last time into the ghostly streets. The distant tingling of a doorbell haunted the air as another small quake rippled through the ground.
One day. All it took was one day for everything to vanish.
Another pebble hit me as I shook myself from my daze.