“K-Kissing scene?” Twilight asked, looking horrified. She turned to Sunset. “Is that in the script?”
Sunset turned to Spike, nodding like a bobble head.
Spike sighed. “I guess you guys haven't gone over the script in a while, so let me fill you in.” he said, putting a claw to his forehead. “Tara, you're going to be in the castle reading, taking a quiet moment to yourself when Rebecca comes in, saying she's got a dare from Rainbow Dash to kiss you. Got it?”
Twilight got it. She just didn't think she could do it. “Er, yes sir. Just for reference though, could we maybe do a run-through with the scripts?”
Spike nodded. “Sure. Why not?” He handed the two mares their scripts and went to sit down in his director's chair, which was pretty large for a dragon so small. “And, action!” He called.
“Hey Twilight,” Sunset said, walking up to Twilight casually. Or at least attempting to. She had briefly skimmed over the script and she knew this wasn't going to be easy for her or Twilight. She really hoped that a portal would open soon. She didn't think she could handle the awkward conversation after this.
Twilight looked up from the book she had been pretending to be reading. “Hey, Sunset! I'm so glad you're here!”
Even though Twilight was simply acting, the adorkable smile on her face calmed Sunset’s nerves a little, and she couldn't help but smile back.
“Why's that?” she asked in response.
Twilight's eyes grazed the script again. “Because there's this scientific research paper I wanted you to help me with and-”
Sunset put a hoof to Twilight's muzzle, effectively shushing her. The blush that rose to both of their faces could have heated up a room. “I have some scientific research we can do together...” She said, leaning in to kiss Twilight. Her heart was pounding so hard she could hear it in her ears.
Just as they were about to kiss, Spike yelled, “Cut, cut!” He stepped on to set holding a phone to his ear. “Change of plans. The big guys think the kiss scene is too risky. It'll take a while but we need to revise the script.”
Both Sunset and Twilight breathed sighs of relief.
“Thank Celestia that's over,” Twilight mumbled.
“Do you think Celestia is even a God here? Or is she just an actor too?” Sunset pondered. “Wait, if she's an actor too, who actually rules this world? And do they move the sun?” She groaned. “My brain hurts.”
Twilight rolled her eyes. “Whatever the case, we have to get out of here. I don't know how much more of this I can take.”
Sunset nodded. “You're right. Let's blow this popsicle stand.”
The amulet around Twilight's neck glowed and, before they knew it, the girls were once again traveling through space and time.
When they landed, they were shocked to see that they had touched down in front of Canterlot High.
“Wait, what?” Sunset asked. “We're back in the human world?” She looked down and saw that she was back in her regular body. No horn, which meant that this wasn't anywhere near Equestria.
Twilight squinted. “Don't think so. Remember, in the last universe we were in, everyone was an actor. This world could be just like that.”
Sunset shrugged. “Well, we were toys at one time in this journey, so honestly nothing is going to surprise me at this point.” She helped Twilight up, and they both walked into the seemingly normal high school.
Everything looked pretty much the same, from the walls, to the lockers, even the students. Nothing was out of place. Except for the fact that everyone was staring at them.
“Uh....” Twilight said, clinging on to Sunset. “Why are they all staring at us like that?”
Sunset didn't have the faintest clue either. “Unless we have a whole head of cabbage stuck in our teeth, I'd say there's a very weird reason.” She scanned the crowd of students and found Rainbow Dash at the head, and called to her. “Dash!” She said, putting both hands on the girl’s shoulders. “What's going on?”
“Whatever do you mean, darling?” Rainbow asked.
“Huh?” Sunset sputtered. “Darling?” She then looked down to what the other girl was wearing. She had on a bright flowery dress. One that would have suited Rarity rather than her. But Rainbow was wearing the dress, not Rarity.
Rarity was standing in the crowd too, just a few people behind Rainbow. Her outfit was even more bizarre. It looked like she was in a soccer uniform. A dirty one at that. Something Rarity wouldn't ever be caught in.
Then there was Pinkie Pie, who looked like she would rather be anywhere else but in a crowded hallway. Her usually loud outfit was replaced with something soft and subdued.
Fluttershy, on the other hand, was almost thrilled to be around this many people. She also looked like she had about a pound of sugar for breakfast this morning.
And Applejack? Applejack was still... well Applejack.
“Wow, I guess Applejack is the same in any dimension,” Twilight said.
“What the heck is going on here?” Sunset asked. “Why are you wearing a dress?” She asked Rainbow.
“Why, Rainbow Dash always dresses in style, darling,” Rainbow chuckled. “You know that I've always had a flare for fashion.”
Sunset couldn't respond to that one.
“Why is everyone staring at us?” Twilight demanded.
“You really don't know?” Someone in the crowd asked. “It's because the school bully and the school nerd showed up to school together!”
“I'm better now I swear! You all know this!” Sunset said, pleading.
“No not you,” Trixie responded, shaking her head. “Her!” She said, pointing to Twilight.
“Me?” Twilight asked. “I'm the bully?”