• Published 23rd Dec 2015
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Back to School - Thunder Roller

After making friends with The Rainbooms, The Dazzlings must face the consequences of their actions while trying to prove to their classmates that they have changed.

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Sleeping Arrangement

At the Canterlot High School statue, The Rainbooms (minus Twilight) and the reformed Dazzlings allowed their laughter to subside before they started gathering their things. As Sonata was bending over to pick up one of the mall bags, she shot back up with her eyes as wide as dinner plates.

"Whatever is the matter?" Rarity asked, raising a concerned eyebrow. "Did you forget something?"

"No, we all forgot something!" Sonata said, putting her hands on Rarity's shoulder.

"What, new pencils?" Sunset asked. "I'm pretty sure we got that."

"No! Where we're going to stay!" Sonata said, motioning toward herself and her fellow ex-sirens.

"You could keep staying with me!" Pinkie suggested.

"And keep sleeping on your floor?" Aria asked, crossing her arms. "No thanks. I'm starting to get back cramps."

"None taken." Pinkie said with a shrug.

"Well, Ah do have an extra room at the farm." Applejack suggested.

"Uh, no offence Applejack." Rainbow said, putting her hand on Applejack's shoulder. "But I don't think they would want to stay in the room in the barn, sleeping next to the cows and possible on chicken crap."

Adagio shivered. "No thanks. I don't want to get my hair messed up."

"You're starting to sound like Rarity." Rainbow said with a grin. "Maybe that would be a good idea."

"Hey!" Rarity said, wrapping her arms around Adagio. "Her hair is a masterpiece!"

"And full of volume." Aria said with a teasing grin.

"What about you, Rarity?" Applejack asked, looking to her fashionable friend. "Do you have any extra rooms?"

"I wish I did." Rarity said apologetically. "I only have my room and the room Sweetie Belle sleeps in."

"Rainbow?" Applejack asked.

"I do, but after that party, my parents won't let me have friends stay the night, let alone live there."

"Flutters?" Applejack asked, raising an eyebrow.

"Oh!" Fluttershy said, lowering her head. "My house is very small, and the guest bedroom is far too little to hold three."

"Well, Ah guess Ah could call Twilight." Applejack suggested.

"But she just went through the portal." Aria said, motioning toward the Canterlot High Statue.

"No, darling." Rarity said, putting her hand on Aria's shoulder. "A lot happened when you girls disappeared. This world's Twilight used to go to Crystal Prep, the rival school to Canterlot High. After the Friendship Games, she transferred to our school."

"Then why didn't we meet her?" Adagio asked, confused.

"She went to stay with Dean Cadence for Spring Break." Sunset explained.

"She went to stay with a Dean for Spring Break?" Sonata asked, confused.

"Dean Cadence is married to Twilight's brother."

When no one else said anything more, Applejack pulled out her phone, dialled Twilight's number, and put it on Speaker Phone.

"Hello?" Twilight's voice said after a few rings.

"Howdy, Twilight." Applejack said with a smile. "Remember when we told you about The Dazzlings?"

"Hello, Applejack. Yes, I remember. I have the pendents."

"You have our pendent shards?!" Adagio said in shock.

"... Who was that?"

"That was Adagio. Sunset ran into the Dazzlings at the beginin' of Spring Break, and we ended up becoming friends with them." Applejack explained. "But, they got evicted from their apartment, and now we're trying to find a place they could stay. Ah was wonderin' if you have any room for them at your place."

"Oh, I'm sorry, but I don't." Twilight said apologetically. "Even though I used to go to a 'rich kids school', my house isn't very impressive. Sunset's is though! Its plenty big!"

"Thanks Twilight." Sunset said her voice tinged with annoyance. "Thanks for selling me out."

"Oh, sorry, Sunset." Twilight said. "I guess you didn't tell them about that. If you want your pendents back, I can bring them to Sunset's place later. I've gotten all the research I can from them."

"What did you find?" Pinkie Pie asked, leaning toward the phone while seemingly defying gravity.

"Well, you would think that you could learn a lot from them. First of all, they are Rubies, finely polished, and one of them had a strange smell. Kind of like tacos."

"That is from Sonata accidentally spilling tacos seasoning on it." Aria pointed out.

"That would explain it. Anyhow, I could find a faint aura about them, but it slowly vanished. I managed to trap it in my device, but all of that was erased after the Friendship Games."

"That might have been what turned you into the She-Demon!" Pinkie suggested.

"Thanks, Pinkie." Twilight said with a groan. "Anyhow, that was all I could find. At this point, they are just regular rubies. I located a jeweller, and he said he could fix them, for a price. Took my whole allowance."

"You fixed them?" Adagio asked. "You didn't have to do that."

"Well, after I found all I could, I figured that there was no point in keeping them how they were. Besides, I kept getting cut on them. I have them labelled by how I found them on the stage. One, two, and three. If you can figure out where you were standing, then the respective ones can be given to their proper owner."

"How was it labelled?" Sunset asked. "I remember where they were standing."

"Number order from the audience perspective."

"Then one is Aria, two is Adagio, and three is Sonata." Sunset said from her memory.

"Good, then I'll replace the number labels with their names." Twilight said. "I'll bring them by your place at Three."

"Thanks, Twilight." Applejack said. "See ya later."

"Bye everyone!"

Applejack ended the call and stuffed her phone in her pocket.

"Well, Ah guess this means ya'll be staying with Sunset." Applejack said with a smile. "Where they gonna sleep, Sunset?"

"I have an extra room, if you guy's don't mind sharing." Sunset offered. "If not, one of you could sleep on the couch?"

"I will sleep with you, Sunny." Adagio said, placing an arm around Sunset's waist. "You don't mind, do you?"

"That way, Ari and I have the room all to ourselves!" Sonata said, hugging Aria. "All to ourselves..."

Aria chuckled. "I'm not that easy, Sonata."


"So how about it, Sunset?" Rainbow asked, grinning. "Sleep with your girl, or kick her to the couch?"

Sunset was nervous. She didn't mind the Dazzlings sharing her home, but sleeping in the same bed with her new girlfriend felt like asking too much. Her friends had knowing looks on their faces, and she didn't want to be rude. She sighed, and nodded.

"Alright, Adagio can sleep with me." Sunset said, almost regretting it instantly. "Just try to keep it down with the make-outs, okay?"

"No promises." Aria said, pulling Sonata in close.

"Things have just escalated quickly." Pinkie said, blinking twice.


After they left the school, they swung by Pinkie's place to grab Mr. Feathers, Aria's guitar, and The Dazzling's old clothes. Pinkie offered to drop them off at Sunset's place, but she refused, saying that she didn't feel comfortable with her going that far out of her way. Then, they left Pinkie's house, and made their way to Sunset's place. Along the way, they crossed the bridge, and followed the river. As they continued, the river grew wider and wider, until it grew into a lake.

Bright blue water, freshly cut lawns, nice looking homes, boats out on the water, a friendly old lady in a rocking chair on her porch, and all in all, a pretty nice neighbourhood. In fact, she lived next to the friendly old lady. In a small, white, two story house with a small front porch. Her lawn was freshly cut, and her bushes were trimmed. They walked up the stairs onto the porch, Sunset fishing her keys out of her pocket.

"Sunset!" A creaky old voice called out.

Sunset turned to look, and saw that the friendly old lady was leaning on her railing, waving her hand.

"Yes, Granny?" Sunset called out.

"I had my grandson come by and cut your lawn for you!" She said with a smile. "I offered to pay him, but he refused, saying he owed you!"

"Yeah, he said his tire was worn out, so I gave him some money to replace it!"

"He said you gave him some Garden Gnomes!" Granny said, a little confused.

"I gave him those Gnomes after he helped me fix a light switch!" Sunset called out.

"Oh, right, I forgot about that!" A new voice said, making the girls turn their heads.

"Hey, Air Guitar!" Sunset said with a smile.

Coming up the stairs onto Sunset's porch, was a teenage boy with shaggy blond hair, a red sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, and workbooks with white paint on them. He seemed friendly, but also looked like he caused a lot of trouble. He stopped on the stairs, giving a toothy grin.

"Hey, Sunset! Who are the babes?" Air Guitar asked, raising his eyebrows.

"Their taken." Sunset said, lightly punching him in the arm.

"Alright! You're pimpin'!" He said, nodding his head.

"Boys will be boys!" Granny called out.

"She's not 'pimpin'." Aria said, crossing her arms. "We're moving in with her."

"Thats cool, thats cool. So, which one of these babes are yours?" Air Guitar asked, raising both eyebrows few times.

"Adagio." Sunset said, thumbing toward her girlfriend.

"Whoa, I was only kidding." Air Guitar said, holding up his hands. "But if you're into that, its cool."

"I am, and it is cool." Sunset said with a chuckle.

"See ya, I gotta tell everyone!" Air Guitar said before running away.

"Who was that?" Sonata asked, confused. "He's weird."

"Thats Air Guitar." Sunset said, still chuckling. "He calls himself 'The Neighbourhood Watch'. Any news, he spreads it around like wildfire. Even though he seems weird, he's really helpful. In fact, he helped me move in.

"Even though I wasn't very nice about it. Thankfully, he took it with a grain of salt. He always does."

Sunset unlocked her front door, and lead The Dazzlings inside. The walls were painted with a yellowish color, and her furniture was red. She had a couch that faced toward the wall, where a T.V. set. She had a few pictures hanging on the walls of her and her friends doing things together, and a hardwood coffee table in front of the couch with a red doily laid across it.

"Nice place." Adagio said, looking around.

"Air Guitar helped me with most of it." Sunset said, nodding. "Even though I was mean to him about it, I didn't want to change it."

"You would be crazy to do so." Adagio agreed.

Sunset then chuckled. "You should've seen what the neighbourhood was like when I first moved in."

"What do you mean?" Sonata asked.

"Well, I was kind of a hermit. I didn't leave the house unless I was going to school or getting groceries. They had this crazy rumor going around about me."

"What was the rumor?" Aria asked.

"It rained a lot when I first moved in, and they thought I caused it. Then, it stopped raining for a long time, and they thought I caused that as well. But after The Fall Formal, I started interacting with the neighbours more, and that rumor vanished."

"That wasn't nice of them." Sonata said, lowering her head.

"What did you expect?" Sunset asked. "A teenage girl who lives by herself comes to the neighbourhood, doesn't talk to anyone, and crazy weather patterns come out of nowhere? That kind of thing is bound to attract attention."

An upbeat, humorous musical chime sounded around the house, causing Sunset and Sonata to laugh. Adagio and Aria just simply looked around, somewhat confused on the choice of doorbell chime. Sunset walked to the door, and opened it, revealing a tall, muscular man wearing tan cargo shorts and a white sleeveless shirt. He had short brown hair, and stood with his hands behind his back.

"Hey, A.R." Sunset said, still chuckling due to the doorbell. "Whats up?"

"Air Guitar just told me three girls moved in with you, and you're dating one of them. I didn't believe him, so I've come to see for myself."

"Yeah, its true." Sunset said with a nod.

"Huh." A.R. said with a nod. "Well, I can't hate someone for liking the same thing I do."

"Uh... Thanks?" Sunset said, a little confused.

"Well, if you don't mind, I'd like to meet them."

"Oh, Sweet!" Sonata shouted. "Sunset has Cool-Aid! Dibs!"

"Looks like they decided to take the tour themselves." Sunset said, looking back into the house. "I get that you want to meet them, but they really haven't had the chance to settle in yet."

"AWESOME!" Aria shouted. "PIZZA!"

"Gotta go, bye!" Sunset said, quickly shutting the door and running toward the kitchen. "DON'T EAT THE PIZZA!"

Author's Note:

Special thanks to Sunatta, who volunteered to edit for Lightning and I until Cloudfilly fixes his Internet problem. I guess you can call her our Backup Editor. Go and follower her, as she is a great person, and in my opinion, very funny.

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