• Published 4th Oct 2014
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Five Nights in Equestria - RandomHamster33

Luna's job is to help her subjects. Will Foxy be able to be helped?

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Only the Beginning

Freddy sighed deeply. “Dear lord, someone get me out of here.” He dropped his head into his hands.

“I think this is pretty great,” Bonnie commented. “I actually prefer this.”

“Yeah, as long as you guys don’t kill me, I’m in,” Mike agreed.

“What’s the point in this?” Freddy groaned. “I thought we were supposed to be looking for Foxy.”

Chica looked his way. “We are. But unless we have come sort of clue as to what that glowing was, we’re stuck. May as well get to know Mike. Besides, I’m killing right now.” She switched a few cards around, then laid them on the table. “Ha-ha, Mike, now off with that shirt.” Chica waved his uniform’s hat in front of her—she’d already gotten that.

“Ugh, why did I agree to strip poker with robots?” the security guard grumbled. He unbuttoned the front of his shirt and slipped it off, then tossed it at the chicken. Chica caught it and put it beside her, laughing.

“Shoulda thought twice, then!”

“I didn’t think it’d be much of a challenge . . . How did you get so good?” Mike furrowed his eyebrows and looked down at his cards.

“Freddy taught me, and the rest is just natural talent.”

“You’re a metal chicken. Nothing’s natural about you.”

When Twilight woke up again, she didn’t know where she was. The events of the night slowly came back to her as she saw she was in Fluttershy’s guest room bed. Spike was clinging to her midsection, gently snoring. The unicorn nuzzled his head and carefully unattached him. She wrapped him up more in his blanket and left the room, shutting the behind her.

Fluttershy was nowhere to be seen as Twilight entered the main area. She glanced both ways before hearing the door open.

“Oh, Twilight!” Rarity exclaimed, rushing forward. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie followed after, worried looks on all their faces. “We’re so glad you’re safe!”

Twilight accepted Rarity’s hug. “Yeah, of course I’m fine.” She blinked. “How did you guys find out about that?”

“Dear, the whole area around the library is talking about it! Nopony knew what had happened, but apparently there was a huge ruckus. What happened?”

Twilight frowned. “It was Foxy.”

Rainbow Dash flew forward. “What do you mean?” She then gasped. “If he did anything, I swear I’ll kill him—”

Twilight cut the pegasus off. “He didn’t hurt me. It’s . . . hard to explain. But I don’t think he’s a danger anymore. Well, not right now, at least. What time is it?”

Pinkie Pie pulled an entire watch from her mane and glanced at it. “Nearly two in the afternoon.”

“Huh, I slept for a while.” Twilight paused. “Any of you guys know where Fluttershy went?”

All of them shook their heads.

Fluttershy pushed the library door open. As soon as she did, the remnants of the side door shattered on the floor met her sight. The pegasus grimaced, taking flight. She flew cautiously up the stairs. The bedroom wasn’t that messy. Twilight’s bed was mussed up and that was really all. She folded her wings in.

Fluttershy realized something was missing. Foxy was nowhere to be seen. A faint feeling of terror washed over her, and she ruffled her wings. The pegasus looked around. She walked over to the bathroom, checking it just in case. From there, she searched the library.

Fluttershy was scouring the kitchen when she heard a noise behind her. She jumped, turning around. There was nothing behind her, but the small noises continued. It was if something was moving.

“Foxy, are you here?” the pegasus called. She padded cautiously forward, her head low. “Hello?” The small sound of metal creaking reached her ears. Fluttershy followed it to the side room. She’d already checked there, but maybe he had moved?


The animatronic stopped, his circuits resisting. Fluttershy tensed her muscles, preparing to run if she had to.

Foxy turned towards her. Fluttershy gasped, shrinking back. The whole right side of his torso was gone, and his arm was barely attached. Charred areas covered a good portion of the rest of his body.

“Foxy! Are you . . . you?” she asked.

His jaw opened but nothing came out except for a few static screeches.

“Oh. I’m guessing since you’re not trying to chase me, you’re not on roaming mode?”

Looking down, he shook his head. Fluttershy frowned, her ears flat against her head.

“Is it safe to come near you then?” Fluttershy asked again.

Foxy backed up a few steps, shaking his head.

“You’re afraid, and that’s okay.” She took a couple steps forward. “I’m sure everything’s going to be fine. You just need to come with me.” Foxy shook his head vigorously. “You need to go into the lab. I’ll get Twilight; she can fix you.”

Foxy shook his head again. Fluttershy sighed.

“Then I’m terribly sorry about this,” the pegasus said. Foxy gave her an odd look. Fluttershy brought her hoof back and launched something at him. The projectile soared through the air and clung to his exposed endoskeleton. Immediately, a jolt of electricity shot through him. Foxy gave a broken cry as his circuits locked up and shut down.

Twilight had her goggles and lab coat on. She stood over Foxy’s still and broken body with a screwdriver in her magical grip. She moved it with skilled precision as it tightened all the screws in his jaw.

What is this, the third time I’ve fixed him? Well, this time is my doing. Besides, it’s all good practice.

Fluttershy had arrived back at her house and told what had transpired.

“Electrical charge,” the pegasus said.

“A what?” Rainbow Dash asked. The girls were gathered around.

“An electrical charge—Taser, pretty much. I have a few hidden around my house. In case anypony breaks in.”

Dash blinked. “That’s pretty . . . bad*#s, actually.”

“You live on the edge ‘a the Everfree Forest. Who’s gonna break in?” Applejack asked, signaling to said forest outside.

Fluttershy shrunk beneath the gazes of her friends. “Well, you know, I—it’s just a precaution, okay?”

“That’s perfectly alright, dear. I keep an old sewing machine under my bed just in case,” Rarity said. Everyone glanced at her. “What? It’s broken and doesn’t even have a backstitch button. No point in wasting it. Worked well to kill that spider last week.”

Rainbow blinked. “Okkaaay, then. Anyways, so you hit him with the electrical charge—then what?”

“I just locked him in the basement. He’s lying on your work table, Twilight,” Fluttershy continued.

The purple unicorn nodded. “Thanks, ‘shy. Though you definitely didn’t have to do that.”

“I had to make sure he wasn’t a danger. He’d already moved that far, who’s to say he couldn’t get out of the library? Your door wasn’t locked.”

Twilight blushed. “Heh heh.”

“Sounds to me like Foxy was a danger to himself more than anything,” Rarity said.

“Agreed!” Pinkie Pie declared. “Though I hope you can fix him, Twilight! He’s awesome!”

“Take pictures of the damage! I want to see it later!” Rainbow exclaimed. “Sounds brutal.” She rubbed her hooves together.

“Dash.” Twilight looked at the pegasus.

“What? It does. At least the way I imagine it.”

“I don’t even want to know.”

“Alright, jaw and voice done. Now let’s just buff out these charred areas . . .” Twilight said to herself. Her magic levitated a rag up to her head level. She worked steadily.

“So how’s it going?”

Twilight turned to Rainbow Dash’s voice. The rest of the mane six were crowded by the stairs, watching her with worry clear in their expressions.

Twilight glanced at Foxy briefly. “Uh, good so far. I think. I don’t have enough metal to fix him. I’ll have to get some.”

Applejack trotted forwards, hooking an arm around Twilight’s shoulders. “What do ya say—we all go out to lunch, then you can get back to work and we’ll go get the materials ya need.”

Twilight smiled. “That sounds wonderful.”

“When shall we go forward with our plan?” Luna asked. Celestia pondered the question for a moment.

“I think I shall ask Twilight when a good time is. I won’t tell her of our intentions, but it’ll be up to her for when we accomplish our goal,” the solar goddess replied.

“How will we do it? Will we just . . .” Luna trailed off, thinking. “Are just going to just cast the spell and answer their questions when we have already started?”

“I think we may have to. If we explain it to them, one or more of them may refuse. And we cannot make them if they say no right to our faces.”

“They are the Elements of Harmony—they will understand either way, and I’m sure that they’d agree.” Luna paused. “I think we should tell them not the deed we are doing, but the context of it.”

Celestia smiled at her sister. “That is a good idea.”

The day passed and Twilight continued working diligently. She gave her friends the money they’d need and sent them down to a nearby hardware store. Spike had come with them for lunch and then retired to his basket to read a comic book. Now, Twilight was occupied with restoring Foxy’s ability to use his right arm when Spike entered the lab.

“Twilight, letter from the princess!” he called. She didn’t even glance his way as he announced it.

“Thanks, Spike. Read it for me, would you?” Twilight replied after a moment. She was immersed in her work.

“Alright. Ahem,” the dragon began, “my dearest and most faithful student, how are you? I hope you have not been too stressed out with Foxy and other things down there. I’m terribly sorry for leaving early the other day. I had some things to think about, but would like for Luna and I to come down there together. I send this letter because I don’t like to surprise you when I know you’re stressed.

“As I was saying, when do you think an appropriate time would be? Luna and I can come at any time.

“Your teacher and mentor, Princess Celestia.”

Spike rolled the scroll back up. Twilight perked up, her eyes widening.

“Oh no! Both the princesses are going to come to Ponyville! This is terrible!” the unicorn exclaimed, gripping her head with her hooves.

“But Luna brought Foxy here, right? So she’s comfortable with him,” Spike said, shrugging.

“You don’t get it, Spike! I won’t be done with Foxy! I know I get to arrange the date and time again, but if I say ‘oh, yeah, come in a week from now,’ they’re going to know something’s up!”

“Just work faster?”

“Yes, that’s what I’ll have to do. I’ll have to shift into:


Spike blinked at her reaction, his face blank. Twilight looked at him. “Which means, you need to let me work, and I need to hope that the girls will get here soon with the metal I need!” The unicorn shot across the room, magic collecting the various tools she’d need later. “Might as well get ready.” She glanced up at Spike again, seeing him standing there. “Well, what’re you waiting for? Shoo!” She used her magic to open the door and sent a small wave of it to push him out.

Spike winced as the door shut behind him. He sighed, letting his shoulders droop. Suddenly, a yell from the basement made him jump.


Dear Princess Celestia,

Thank you for the understanding. Though I am busy today, tomorrow I’m free. How does two in the afternoon sound?

Your student, Twilight Sparkle

My dearest and most faithful student,

That is a good time. However, I am afraid I made a mistake in my last letter. Am I right to assume the other Elements of Harmony are aware of the situation? If they are not, I request you tell them.

Has Foxy given you any information about the event? Please keep me updated.

About your friends, they will need to be there at our meeting as well. Luna and I must share some information with you all.

Unfortunately, Spike cannot be present. The information we will be sharing with you isn’t appropriate for his age.

Your teacher and mentor, Princess Celestia

“Pleeeease, Twilight!” the little dragon whined. He clasped his hands together and fell onto his knees. Twilight frowned, rubbing a hoof over his head scales.

“I’m sorry, but Princess Celestia told me that you can’t be there. I can’t go against her wishes. She obviously has her reasons. Luna must’ve agreed also, so that would be pretty rude of me, don’t you think?” the purple unicorn asked, now smiling gently at her assistant.

“But I missed them coming last time too!”

“I’m sorry about that, but I didn’t want you to get hurt.” Twilight pulled him off his knees. “I’ll ask the princesses later if I can tell you, alright. As long as it is not too bad and they agree. If they don’t let me, I don’t want any complaining.”

Spike nodded. “Okay . . .”

“Don’t worry, I’m sure you won’t miss out on anything too big.”

“We’ve all gotta be there?” Applejack asked.

Twilight nodded. “Yeah. Apparently the princesses have got some big news.”

“Sweet!” Rainbow Dash cheered. “Meeting with the princesses!”

“And it’s big!” Fluttershy said in shock. “What else did Princess Celestia tell you?”

“I think it’s going to be about Foxy. She mentioned him in the letter,” Twilight said, her magical aura appearing on her horn. The scroll was lifted into the air. Rarity snatched it with her own magic and began reading.

“Hmm . . . yes, it would appear that way,” the fashionista murmured.

Rainbow ripped it away from Rarity. She skimmed it. “Rarity’s right. Plus, with all that’s going down at this moment, what else could be more important?”

Rarity tugged it from Dash’s hooves, a disapproving look on her features. “Yes, I agree with Rainbow. While ‘going down’ isn’t the most refined way of saying it, it definitely describes the past few days.”

Pinkie Pie leaped forward. “Ooh, we never get to see both the princesses in Ponyville at the same time! I can’t wait!”

“Ah hope it’s nothin’ too bad,” Applejack said.

“Have you told Princess Celestia about the . . . events that unfolded here last night?” Rainbow asked.

Twilight shifted uncomfortably under her friends’ gazes. “Well, no . . .”

Rarity’s eyes widened. She grabbed Twilight’s shoulders with her hooves. “Dear, you must tell them! That must be the very first thing!”

“But what if—”

“No buts!”

“Okay! I get it!”

Rarity released her hold and stepped back. She absentmindedly ran a hoof through her mane, attempting to ignore the stares from the other mares.

“Um, as unexpected as that was, it’s true,” Applejack agreed.

Twilight nodded. “I know. But how are they going to react to it? That’s what I’m worried about.”

Mike walked out to his car. The night’s events were still fresh in his mind, and he didn’t know if they were real. Because really, he played poker with the animatronics.

That sounded like a dream for sure.

Either I’m going crazy, or I hallucinated the whole thing. Which is unlikely.

As Mike backed out of the parking lot, his thoughts drifted to how in world they’d find that annoying pirate fox.

I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. Who cares if I get fired? I’m risking my life every night. Why would I miss that? I should just quit. Of course, I can find another job . . .

“Tada!” Twilight cried, yanking the cloth off Foxy with her magic. The ponies gasped.

“Holy moly, Twilight! He looks good as new!” Pinkie Pie declared. She shrunk down and then appeared on the other side of the room, where Foxy was sitting up on the table. The pink pony wrapped an arm around his broad shoulders. “Looking foxy, Foxy!”

“That was so bad,” Rainbow Dash deadpanned.

“Eh, I’ll take it.” Pinkie popped up next to Applejack.

“Guess there wasn’t much ya couldn’t fix with your skills, huh?” the farmer asked, ignoring her pink friend’s sudden appearance.

Twilight shook her head. “I had enough supplies, and I got done with his right side at around three in the morning, so I decided hey, why not? Besides, I'm sure he didn’t like the gaping holes in his arms and legs . . . and body . . .”

“I’m certainly glad everything worked out for us. Now we just have to meet the princesses in an hour,” Rarity said.

Twilight frowned. “Yeah, just.”

Rainbow bit her lip. “So . . . we gonna activate him, or not?”

“We have to. But I advise we all stay back.” Twilight backed up, and her friends did the same. A magenta aura flashed briefly, and then there was silence.

They waited a few minutes. Pinkie leaned over to hiss in Twilight’s ear. “Did it work?”

“I hope so.” Twilight frowned.

Foxy’s eyes started glowing. The telltale humming began a couple moments afterwards.

“Be prepared . . .” Twilight warned softly.

Foxy jolted back into reality. The pain from being electrocuted was gone. He tried to move his head, and it creaked slightly to the left. He heard whispering from the area in front of him, but he couldn’t see yet.

Sounds like Twilight and her friends . . . oh no.

Ooh no.

Foxy blinked rapidly to clear his eyesight. The ponies appeared in his line of sight.

“Foxy? Foxy?” he heard his name. Who said it, he didn’t know.

It took a while for him to get his jaw moving, but he managed to respond.

“Arr,” he growled simply. There was a chatter following that. On Foxy’s head, his ears swiveled in the ponys’ direction, trying to distinguish what was being said.

“Can you move any more than that? Are you too stiff?”

Foxy twitched his hand. It was difficult.

“Here . . .”

Foxy felt the panel on his back being opened. There was a sense of relieving pressure and he felt more fluid.

“How about now?”

“Aye, that be better,” Foxy responded.

He could clearly see now. Twilight took a tentative step forward. “You’re not in . . . killer mode, are you?”

Foxy shook his head. “I don’t even know what ta say that could possibly make up fer that.”


Foxy flinched, taken back. His eyepatch flipped down over his eye. The other ponies seemed to have the same reactions as they took a step back as well.

“Do you have any idea how angry I am?! You could’ve hurt Spike! Or me! If I hadn’t just fixed you and the princess weren’t going to be here in less than an hour, I’d rip your leg off!”

Foxy opened his mouth to say something, but was cut off before he could say anything.

“You could’ve told me! But no, you didn’t! Now the princesses are most likely going to be p*ssed!”

“Uh, Twilight, are you okay?” Fluttershy asked.

“No, I’m not! This has been a disaster! All I want to do is hit someone!”

“You can hit the wall,” Rainbow suggested.

“No, I don’t mean something, I mean someone!”

Rarity sighed. “I can just tell how the rest of today is going to go.”

Twilight glared at the pirate still sitting in front of her.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t think—”

“Yeah, obviously you didn’t! Come on, even the CMC have more sense than that!”

Pinkie’s mouth formed an o. “Oooohh, shots fired! Might wanna rub some ice on that burn!”

“But then again, the Cutie Mark Crusaders are older than you, so I guess it makes some sense,” Twilight continued on. Her deep blue tail lashed behind her.

Foxy cringed. This was not going well. I didn’t think it would, anyways . . .

“Look, lass, if you’d calm down—”

“No! I won’t! You—”

Rainbow flew from upstairs, her eyes wide. Nopony’d seen here go in the midst of the furious reprimanding Twilight was giving Foxy, but she’d quickly checked.

“The princesses are here!”

Twilight’s head shot around. “WHAT?!

Author's Note:

So much Foxy abuse I can't think straight. :applejackconfused:

Alright, I'm taking a survey. I've gotten a lot of questions concerning if the other animatronics are going to come to Equestria. I didn't plan that at first, but I think I might add them. So I want you to tell me:

Do you, or do you not, want Freddy, Bonnie, and Chica to come to Equestria? And I guess Mike if you want . . .