Meanwhile, onboard the USS Sunset Shimmer, which still orbiting Earth alongside the International Space Station, Commander QF56 is sitting on the captain's chair, munching some potato chips and watching a soap opera on the viewscreen.
"Aww, they're filing for divorce," sniffled QF56 as she blows on a handkerchief.
Then, the turbolift doors opened. Dell walks out.
"Oh, great, not another soap opera," the computer-headed officer sighed as he facepalms.
QF56 immediately noticed Dell walking up to her.
"Oh, hey Dell. Want to watch this soap opera with me?" she asked.
"Uhh, no thank you," replied Dell.
"What? Is it about this 'saving Sunset Shimmer from the space sirens' thing?" said the female Q commander.
"Yes. I want to inform you that the Aridaginatans have been spotted in Canterlot Park," explained Dell. "But the ship ended up cloaking after its discovery."
"Oh, I see. But Becky Ray and the others are down there with the geode bearers," replied QF56.
"Alright. But I'll inform her anyway," said Dell. And he pressed his combage.
After some time at the spa, the 7 girls are walking towards the food court.
"Ooh, I can't wait to eat delicious hamburgers and fries!" exclaimed Pinkie Pie.
"Well, you probably don't want to eat too much of it," giggled Fluttershy. "It might be bad for your health."
"Oh, come on, silly!" laughed the teenage party planner, "I've eaten a lot of sweets and never gotten any illnesses!"
"Oh, Pinkie," chuckled Sunset. "You're so funny!"
"What?" said Pinkie. "It's not like a starship from 3 centuries in the future that is named after you will come here."
Sunset then gave Pinkie a strange look, as if she didn't want to question her. Then she smiled.
Soon, after getting their lunch, the girls all sat down.
The 5 Starfleet crewmembers came in and did the same thing. They had finished watching the movie. Captain Shoichet's combage then chirped.
"Sunset Shimmer to Shoichet, come in," Dell's voice crackled over the signal.
"Yes, Lieutenant, go ahead," replied Shoichet.
"We have detected.....ship......two girls...park....," Dell tried to explain, but the signal is starting to go faint.
"Shoichet to Sunset Shimmer, you're breaking up! Come in!" cried the captain. But the signal is now static.
Unfortunately, for the rookie Starfleet captain, this gets the attention of the Rainbooms, including Sunset herself.
"Uhh, hello there, you five," the bacon-haired teenage girl said, waving her hand with a rather nervous smile. "Looking for me?"
"Oh boy. Our cover's blown."
"Great, now what are we going to do?!" exclaimed Inat'p. "Our history's in danger!"
Back onboard the USS Sunset Shimmer, Dell is trying to reestablish contact with the away team, but to no avail.
"Oh, great," he muttered. "We've lost contact."
"Meh, blame it on the millions of 21st century teenagers with their smartphones," smirked QF56. "Social media, 911 calls, you get it."
"I'll head down to the International Space Station. Its antennas are damaged during the attack, so that's probably what caused the signal loss," said the lieutenant.
"Go ahead," scoffed QF56.
And so, Dell headed to the transporter room.
At the magical geode reactor somewhere in engineering, which is located in the Sunset Shimmer's secondary hull, Reptildimir is watching the red orange reactor pumping antimatter and matter like normal. Unlike any other warp core, the geode reactor, which contains a geode (in this case, the geode of empathy), allows the Sunset Shimmer or other Faustian-class vessels to travel off-scale at speeds up to warp 25.9. The geode core also allows the captain to fire geode torpedoes, magically link the ship to another compatible vessel, use the vessel's built-in mind-melding systems or activate the Sunset Shimmer's Element Of Harmony swivel blasters, which are capable of destroying 50 Borg cubes in one shot.
"Well, I hope the magic doesn't go haywire. It'll be too catastrophic," the Gorn ensign said with a chuckle. "I don't want the crew to read each other's minds."
Then a pigeon flies into one of the plasma coolant tanks, hitting it before falling to the ground. The container begins to crack. Then the coolant begins leaking out.
"Oh no!" cried Reptildimir "Coolant leak! Shut it down! Shut it down!"
One quick-thinking officer immediately dialed in some buttons on a control panel, eventually turning the geode core off.
"That...was a close call," sighed the Gorn officer with relief. "Shoichet's not going to be happy about this."
The Rainbooms are very surprised to see 4 strange-looking humanoids in the food court.
"They look..so amazing!" cried Rainbow Dash with excitement.
"Indeed. They do look strange," added Twilight.
"Looks like we have no choice, but to reveal ourselves, and risk breaking the Temporal Prime Directive," Shoichet said in her thoughts. Then she spoke.
"Hello, you seven. I'm Captain Becky Ray Shoichet of the USS Sunset Shimmer," the captain introduced herself.
"Wait! Is there an Amareican navy ship named after me?!" an excited Sunset beamed.
"Uh, no. This ship belongs to the United Federation Of Planets, in an agency known as Starfleet," added Bootsplash.
"That sounds....amazing!" cheered Sunset, flailing her arms into the air.
"Awesome!" chimed in Rainbow. "Mr, Scary Guy, can we have a martial arts fight?"
"I'd be honoured to," replied Gorfilo.
"Fascinating," said Twilight.
"You can say that," answered both Bootsplash and T'Pony.
"Howdy, y'all. What year ye're from?" greeted Applejack.
"2398, to be precise," muttered the parakeet commander with annoyance.
"This is totally a bad idea to be here in 2014!"
"Wow, those outfits fit you perfectly," complimented Rarity.
"Thank you," smiled Shoichet
"Amazing!" shouted Pinkie in excitement. "See, Sunset, I told you there's a starship named after you!"
"Aww, Pinkie," chuckled Sunset, before everyone started laughing.
"By the way, I'm inviting everyone to my house tonight," said Twilight. "You 5 want to come?"
"Sure!" replied the Starfleet officers.
And so, lunch went on as normal.
To be continued...