Horse Drama

by Siracha Hair

Chapter Three

The castle was quiet at the darkest hour of the night. Not a single pony was stirring, not one bit. Suddenly, the castle window shattered as a lone figure smashed their way through it. They stood for a second, before opening their glowing green eyes.

“It is me! The legendary Changeling Ryan!” The Changeling exclaimed, striking a triumphant pose.

The Changeling made its way through the castle halls, sneaking around castle guard and servants alike. Eventually it arrived at a giant door, at least four times the size of a regular door, covered in golden regal designs.

Ryan grinned, and a sickly green glow enveloped its horn as it charged a spell. A second later, the door blew off their hinges and flew through the room, sticking into the walls in the other side. Ryan trotted into the room.

On the throne sat Princess Celestia herself. The white alicorn sipped from a cup of tea as she watched the Changeling approach her. “I, Princess Celestia, Current Ruler of Equestria, sit before you. What bring you to my castle?”

“I, Ryan of the Changeling Tribe, seek to ask Princess Celestia, Current Ruler of Equestria, out for a royal coffee!”

“I see… And how does Ryan of the Changelings wish to tempt me on this royal outing?”

“Darling… Sunset… What is this?”

Rarity's voice snapped Sunset out of the play, and back to reality. Rarity was looking at her with a raised eyebrow, and Rainbow was trying her best not to laugh too loudly.

“What…?” Sunset stopped reenacting the play and looked to Rarity, confused.

“When you said this was a drama…” Rarity began, pausing as she tried to find the right words

“... We didn't know you meant stupid!”

Rarity jabbed her fingers into Rainbow's side, and the athlete crumpled to the floor. Sunset frowned at the girls she stood up. “What… Do you mean? It's a drama, just like The Lunch Gathering”

“It's called The Breakfast Club.” Rarity corrected, massaging her fingers.

“Right, but this is basically the same thing… It's all about racism towards Changelings, like let me jump ahead here…” Sunset began flipping through the pages of the script. Once she found it, she began reading again.

“You there! Changeling! How dare you try to steal our Princess Celestia, Current Ruler of Equestria. I will have your head!” A guardspony called out, pointing his spear at Ryan.

“Stay your hand, guardspony! I am but taking your lovely Princess Celestia, Current Ruler of Equestria out for a royal coffee! There is no need to panic!”

“You lie, Curr! We guardsponies will not fall for that trick a third time! If you wish to steal our lovely Princess from us, well then you'll have to go through me!” The guardspony stood fast, challenging Ryan to try to move him.

Ryan led the princess around the guard casually, as if it were nothing. The guard watched this happen, and once they had passed him, fell to the ground.

“Curses! You could you have gotten through me? Though I failed to fo—”

Sunset glared at Rainbow, who was laughing as hard as she could. Rarity was trying her best to hide her smile, but every now and then a giggle or two would leak out.

“Fine! I won't read anymore!” Sunset crossed her arms and pouted. Rarity frowned and approached her.

“Sunset, darling… We're enjoying it, it's just…” Rarity paused for a second, making small circles with her hand as she tried to find the words. “... Your drama is similar to comedy.”

“It is…?”

“Yeah but like, that's not a bad thing!” Rainbow said, having finally calmed down enough to speak.

Sunset sighed. “Yeah… I guess…” She brought the play's script close to her chest. “Can I keep reading it though…?”

“Hell yeah! This is way too funny!”

Sunset gave Rainbow a look for a second before she took a couple breaths. She smiled, and went back to reading, this time with Rarity and Rainbow being good and (relatively) quiet listeners.