• 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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Principal Celestia's Office

Sunset Shimmer awoke to a gentle ray of sunshine beaming in through the window. It was early in the morning, but late enough for the sunrise to create a beautiful scene outside of Sunset's window. She wasn't normally a morning person, but she was feeling particularly good on this one. She glanced over to her clock, seeing that it was only six. Being ever so careful, she slid out of the bed as to not disturb the sleeping ex-siren beside her.

She then made her way down the stairs, and into the kitchen. She and The Dazzlings needed a good breakfast, especially with what they'll be dealing with when they get to the school. After a moment of thinking, she pulled out some; raw bacon, a carton of eggs, a loaf of bread, a box of grits, and a carton of orange juice. As she began to prepare the meal, the sound of shuffling approached the kitchen. With a turn of her head, she saw a sleepy Sonata stumbling into the kitchen.

"I'm surprised to see you up this early." Sunset said with a smile.

"I heard you walking down the hall." Sonata said with a yawn.

"Oh, sorry." Sunset blushed, and her tone became apologetic. "I tired to be quiet."

"I need coffee." Sonata began walking to the coffee maker.

"I've already got orange juice out." Sunset said, pointing to the table.

The only response she got from Sonata was a blank stare before she turned her gaze back to the coffee maker. Sunset simply shrugged and got back to the task at hand. But after a moment, she noticed that Sonata was still standing there, staring at the coffee maker. At first, Sunset thought Sonata fell asleep standing up, but her eyes were still open. Well, half-lidded would be a more accurate term.

"Sonata?" Sunset asked. "What are you doing?"

"Making coffee." Sonata mumbled.

"Well, shouldn't you turn it on?"

"... I don't know how."

"Haven't you made coffee before?" Sunset asked, walking up next to Sonata.

"Adagio normally did." Sonata said, shaking her head. "Aria did a few times, but it was mostly Dagi."

Sunset chuckled at the nickname. "How about I make the coffee this morning. I can teach you another time."

Sonata nodded and sat down at the table. Sunset then got the coffee started before getting back to the breakfast. Time passed by in silence, but she kept an eye on the coffee, knowing that Sonata really needed it. When it looked full enough for a cup, she quickly finished the cooking before pouring a cup for Sonata.

"How do you like your coffee?" Sunset asked, looking to Sonata who looked like she was on the verge of falling asleep.


"Good how? How much creamer and how much sugar?"


Shrugging, she simply made the coffee how she liked it. Two tea spoons of creamer and three tea spoons of sugar. After she set the mug of coffee in front of Sonata, she moved on to making the plates. Two pieces of bacon per plate, two pieces of toast, a small pile of scrambled eggs, and a small pile of grits. She decided to let the other two girls decide if they wanted coffee or orange juice, sense Sonata did so anyway.

She then set the plates on the table, one in front of Sonata, and one at the three remaining empty seats.

"I'm going to go wake up Aria and Adagio, they need to have breakfast if they're going to school." Sunset said as she finished setting the table.

"Okay." Sonata said with a nod, more awake than before.

Nodding back, Sunset made her way upstairs, first going to her and Adagio's room. Adagio laid on the bed, cuddling with Sunset's pillow. She looked so innocent, and so very cute. Her usually big, poofy hair, now messed up in an array of chaos. She wore a pair of Sunset's pajamas, but due to her tossing and turning, her shirt was slightly lifted, showing her stomach and cute little belly button.

Sunset stood there, silently awing at Adagio's cuteness. She didn't want to wake her up after seeing this, but she knew that she had to, or else her breakfast would get cold. Hesitantly, she gently shook Adagio's arm while whispering.

"Adagio." Sunset whispered into her ear. "Its time to get up."

"Mmmm a few more minutes." Adagio groaned back.

"Your breakfast will be cold in a few minutes." Sunset whispered again.

"I'll heat it up in the microwave."

"It won't be as good then."

"Mmm fine." Adagio said after a moment, sitting up in the bed.

"Good." Sunset nodded. "Any advice on waking up Aria?"

"Flip the bed." Adagio said with a grin. "That normally does the trick."

"You flip her bed to wake her up?" Sunset asked with a puzzled expression. "No wonder she's so grouchy."

Saying nothing else, Sunset walked across the hall, and into the room where Aria was sleeping. On the bed, Aria slept face-down. Her hair was in a tangled mess, that can only be described as an afro. Sunset stifled a laugh as she pulled out her phone and took a picture. Which she quickly sent it to Pinkie Pie with the caption: 'Aria's bed-head'.

She stuffed the phone back in her pocket before proceeding. She first tried to wake her up like she did Adagio, but to no avail. She shook Aria harder, but got no results.

"Aria! Time to get up!" Sunset said loudly, but still got no results.

Aggravated, Sunset crawled up on the bed, and began to jump up and down. The force caused Aria to jump in shock, her eyes snapping open. She quickly steadied herself before pulling out a pair of earplugs from her ears.

"What the heck?!" Aria shouted as Sunset crawled off the bed.

"You're a heavy sleeper." Sunset answered, making space between her and the grumpy girl. "Why do you sleep with earplugs in? You know thats not healthy, right?"

"Its the only way I can get to sleep with Sonata's snoring." Aria humphed.

"I was wondering how you would get to sleep with that." Sunset said with a nod. "Oh well, breakfast is ready."

Seeing Aria grabbing a pillow, Sunset quickly ran through the door, shutting it behind her. Despite the door already being closed, she heard the pillow hitting it, making a soft thump.


After breakfast, the girls got cleaned up and properly dressed, wearing their new outfits. Even though Sunset wore her 'bad girl' outfit during Spring Break, she decided on wearing her own new outfit. Blue jeans, high heel boots, a blue blouse, and a sports jacket. When they were cleaned up, Adagio fed Mr. Feathers as Sunset placed all of their backpacks on the couch before she checked the time on her phone.

"Alright girls." Sunset called out. "Its time to go."

Hearing this, Mr. Feathers tried to fly out of the cage, only to be stopped by Adagio.

"No, Mr. Feathers." Adagio said, shaking her head. "I'm sorry, but you can't come to school with me."

"Aww." Mr. Feathers squawked in sadness.

"Fluttershy brings all sorts of animals in her backpack." Sunset suggested.

"No, it would be too small." Adagio said while slumping her shoulders. "I want to bring him, but he would get cramped in there."

"True." Sunset nodded. "Maybe we can find a way, but later." Sunset walked up to the cage. "Don't worry little guy, she'll play with you when we get back."

With that being said, Adagio closed the cage, making sure to lock it before they walked out the front door. Seeing Granny in her rocking chair on her front porch, Sunset called out.

"Hey, Granny!"

"Yes, dear?" Granny called back.

"Can you ask Air Guitar to feed Mr. Feathers while we're away?"

"I sure can!" Granny called with a nod. "Have a nice day at school!"

"We'll try!"

Satisfied, Sunset pulled a spare key out of her pocket and placed it under a small rock that was beside her porch steps. She always did this when Air Guitar was going to be in her house while she was at school or somewhere else. Having done that, they began their trip to the school. It wasn't a very far walk, but still far enough to get a little exercise. Soon, the school came into sight.

As it was still a little early, there wasn't that many students on the school grounds. But it didn't take long for those who were there to see Sunset with the Dazzlings. They began to whisper to each other, wondering what they were doing together. As they got closer, Sunset began to get small hints of what they were saying.

"What are THEY doing with her?"

"I thought she had changed!"

"Wasn't she the one who defeated them?"

"Maybe she had planned this all along!"

"Those pendents! Weren't they destroyed?"

Ignoring the comments and hushed questions, they continued to the statue, where Sunset met with all her friends in the morning. They saw Pinkie Pie, hanging off of the neck of the concrete stallion, so they made a slow jog to her.

"They're gonna get it now!"

Turning to the other side of the statue, they saw the rest of the Rainbooms, waiting for them, including this world's Twilight.

"There you guys are!" Rainbow said with a smile. "What took ya so long?"

"Oh, you know, teleportation doesn't exactly work here." Sunset said, grinning. "Did we miss anything?"

"Nah, everyone else pretty much assumed it was a normal day so far." Applejack said, shaking her head. "Did ya run into any trouble on your way?"

"I heard a few people whispering, but nothing else." Sunset answered. "Maybe we should go to Principal Celestia before everyone turns on us."

"I'm starting to have second thoughts about this." Sonata said, rubbing her forearm. "I don't think we're wanted here."

"Its going to be okay, darling." Rarity said, giving Sonata a short hug. "Just remember the plan."

"Plan? What plan?"

"Maybe they turned the Rainbooms on us!"

"See what I mean?" Sonata asked, waving her hand toward the students who were close enough to hear. "We're not wanted!"

"They get close enough, they'll have something to fear." Aria said, crossing her arms.

"You can't say that!" Fluttershy said as her eyes grew wide. "If they hear you, then they'll never trust you!"

"I'm just saying, they try anything, then I won't be responsible for what happens." Aria said, standing protectively beside Sonata.

"Lets just get going." Twilight said, urging the group to get moving.

Getting the point, The Rainbooms and The Dazzlings walked into the school. There were only a few students on the inside, but they noticed them even faster than the students on the outside. They stayed out of the group's way, but the glares made it clear that the Dazzlings were indeed, unwanted. They made their way to Principal Celestia's office, who's door was already open. Sunset peaked inside, seeing Principal Celestia sitting at her desk, looking through paperwork.

Sunset knocked on the door, but Principal Celestia didn't look up.

"Come in." Principal Celestia said after a short moment of silence.

Due to the tight space, only Sunset and the Dazzlings walked inside, closing the door behind them for privacy.

"What can I do for you?" Principal Celestia said, still not looking up.

"Principal Celestia, we need your help." Sunset said after a moment of hesitance.

Finally, Principal Celestia looked up. Her eyes widened with shock, but she quickly regained her composure and showed no more emotion.

"And how can I do that?"

"We would like it if you can re-enroll Adagio, Aria, and Sonata." Sunset said nervously. "I know they did a lot of bad things at The Battle of the Bands, but they've become reformed, like me."

"Yes, they did." Principal Celestia nodded. "Can you prove that they have changed?"

"I have the other girls outside." Sunset thumbed toward the door. "They've helped a lot with changing them."

"Okay." Celestia nodded again. "Can you tell me the whole story?"

"Its kind of a long one." Sunset forced a chuckle while rubbing the back of the neck. "But I'll try to make it short. It all started when-"

Sunset told the entire story, including how she found them, what they told her, the difficulties they ran through, the fun they had (leaving out the inappropriate parts), and even the part where she allowed them to live with her. Celestia listened carefully, looking for any signs of lying. When she didn't see any, she spoke up.

"I see." Celestia said, standing up. "If they are truly changed like you say, then I would be glad to help in any way I can. But it won't be easy. You see, them re-enrolling this late into the year will cause some difficulties. If they attended another school while they were away, then it would have made things so much easier.

"Their 'influence' from before aided me in enrolling them. But since they don't have that now, it will be a battle just to make it happen."

"But you can re-enroll them, right?" Sunset asked, eyes full of hope.

"Yes, I can. But like I said before, it won't be easy. I'll do my best to help, but I'm going to have to lay down some strict rules. If I find any evidence that they haven't changed, they'll be expelled immediately. No second chances."

Celestia shot the Dazzlings a stern glare, causing them to cringe. But it was over as soon as it started, Celestia going back to showing no emotion.

"Thank you, Principal Celestia." Sunset said with a grateful smile.

"I'll be giving them your schedule, Sunset Shimmer, just to make things a little easier. I'm trusting you to keep them out of trouble. I'll email your teachers, telling them to write down their grades on paper until I can properly enroll them. Now, while you're here, is there anything else?"

"Yes." Sunset nodded. "Could you let us know when the school is hosting another charity event?"

"Why would you want me to do that?" Celestia asked, raising an eyebrow.

"We're hoping to prove to the other students that they truly have changed, and to do that, we need them to help with the charity event."

"I see." Celestia nodded. "You're hoping that if they are seen helping make the world a better place, then the students will be convinced that their intentions are good."

"That's the idea." Sunset smiled.

"That, I can definitely do. In fact, I know the animal shelter is a little low on funds. So, if I call them, then we can schedule a charity event to raise money. We can make it to where the students can play with the animals, giving them the attention they need and deserve."

"That's a great idea!" Sunset said, filling up with excitement. "When do you think this can happen?"

"I'm not sure, but if it works, then it will be soon. I'll make sure to let you know when I have it scheduled."

"Thank you, Principal Celestia."

"I'm happy to help. If you think of anything else, my door is always open."

Celestia quickly printed out schedules for the Dazzlings, and showed them out the door. When the door closed behind them, their friends began asking them questions.

"How did it go?" Rarity asked.

"Are they re-enrolled?" Twilight asked.

"Has a charity event been planned?" Fluttershy asked.

"Girls, girls, girls." Sunset quieted them down. "Everything went fine. Celestia is going to give them a chance, she is re-enrolling them, and she is going to try to schedule a charity event with the Animal Shelter."

"Oh, thank goodness." Pinkie Pie said, exhaling a large amount of breath. "I was worried for the worse!"

"Well, as long as everyone else keeps their distance, everything should run along smoothly." Sunset said with a smile.

"Yeah, they don't want afro there to snap their necks." Pinkie said, pointing to Aria.

"Hey!" Aria snapped with an angry glare. "How did you know about that!"

"Sunny sent me a picture!" Pinkie said holding up her phone that showed a picture of Aria sleeping with her afro hair. Everyone busted out in laughter as Aria glared at Sunset, who smiled innocently.

Author's Note:

Edited by: Sunatta!

Here's chapter four, and its edited! Sunatta is also editing the previous chapters as well, and she is willing to help into the future chapters until Cloudfilly is back in action. So everybody, show Sunatta some love, like, for realzies.