Orion sighed in irritation as the image of Sunset Shimmer sneaking out of the mirror and off to steal the Element of Magic filled the massive crystal ball.
“What's the matter?” Astrid asked.
“The next part is extremely boring and predictable.” Orion crossed his arms in a huff.
“I'm not bothering to look ahead, cause I don't want spoilers,” Astrid said as she lounged on her couch.
“It's not about looking ahead, it's merely thinking about Emerald and how she would behave as dictated by how we've seen her act so far,” Orion said with a sigh as Sunset ran off with the Mane Six in close pursuit. “Emerald won't play along here. She'll cut the knot and simply deal with the situation as quickly and simply as possible.”
“Well you don't know that,” Astrid said. “Maybe she'll decide to hang back and see how it plays out for a bit before acting?”
Orion simply stared at Astrid for long moment before waving his hand at the crystal ball, making it fast forward through several scenes before stopping at Sunset Shimmer sitting in class. The door to the class opened suddenly and in walked Emerald in her human form, she looked over the class until her eyes landed on Sunset Shimmer. Suddenly, the Evolved got an amused look on her face from an idea and cleared her throat loudly.
“Sunset Shimmer,” she said and got said girl's attention. “Princess Celestia would like a few words with you.”
“Kay...” Sunset said boredly and moved to get out of her seat when Emerald's wording hit her and she paused. “Wait... you mean Principal Celestia, right?”
With shouts of shock and surprise, Emerald teleported with a flash of light and appeared right in front of Sunset's desk. She leaned into the girl's shocked face with a small smile on her own.
“No, I don't.”
The image on the crystal ball changed as the perspective was shifted to outside the school, more specifically on the windows. One of the windows shattered as Sunset Shimmer went flying through it and went rolling across the ground. Suddenly she was surrounded by a pink aura and flew through the air back into the classroom through an unbroken window.
The scene shifted again. This time it was Emerald dragging Sunset shimmer behind her as she exited through the front doors of the high school with the Element of Magic in hand. Behind her were several dozen students, staring after her and more than a few lain out on the floor after they attempted to stop her. Twilight stood in front of the statue that was their exit, biting her fingernails in worry. Beside her was a purple and green dog and small human child.
“Couldn't you have been a bit more subtle?” Twilight asked pointedly.
“Could have, probably should have.” Emerald shrugged. “Didn't. Doesn't matter now. We got what we came for. Let's just head home.”
“What about them?” Twilight pointed to the teenagers.
“Just barricade the portal for a few days,” Emerald stated as she threw Sunset into the portal. “Simple enough solution.”
“I guess we aren't going to explore a bit?” Twilight asked as Emerald ushered the other through.
“Maybe the next time the portal opens,” Emerald said absently. “Come on, let's go.
With that, they passed through the threshold.
“See?” Orion stated pointedly.
“Okay so it is a bit predictable and short.” Astrid shrugged. “So what? Not like there is anything you could do about it.”
“Nothing I can do? I think you forget what we are,” Orion stated after a moment and changed the perspective.
“I know exactly what we are and I know you don't like interfering more then you need to,” Astrid stated pointedly and sat up as she saw Orion continue to act. “You can't seriously be considering doing more than you already have, Orion!”
“It's just another little push,” Orion stated absently as he narrowed his eyes at the mirror portal Sunset just left. “Nothing more, nothing less.”
“It's more than that. How is she going to get back?” Astrid asked in irritation. “Spent all this time watching her and her actions in Equus only to throw it all away?”
“Hmm... I guess we'll just have to see what happens, shall we?” Orion asked with a knowing smile after waving at the mirror.
Astrid narrowed her eyes in suspicion at Orion before giving a scoff of disgust and lying back on her couch. Orion leaned back in his own, willing a cup of soda into his hand.
“Lights, camera, action!” he said cheerfully.
EN: I hate Legionary now. This is fact.
AN2: *Puts cue ball on head* Hehe. Hoho. Haha.
(Treats for anyone who gets the reference)