• Published 7th Aug 2017
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Sketched to life - Bookpony579

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Chapter 4

A man was walking home from work later that evening. He was exhausted, and who could blame hime. First, there was an influx of work at his office and then there was a warning about a monster sighting here in Canterlot! Now the man just wanted nothing more than to get home and get some sleep.

The man heard a noise behind him and quickly turned around, but saw nothing. He gave a sigh of relief and turned back, only to nearly faint at what he saw.

The creature must've been a foot or two taller than him. It seemed to be made out of mud and left mud prints as it walked towards him.

The man could only give a girlish scream as he ran for his life, the creature right behind him.

When Sunset arrived at school the next morning everyone was on their toes. More monsters had been spotted throughout the night and early morning, and everyone was terrified.

"I heard it looked like some sort of swamp monster..."

"The one my uncle saw looked like a blob of ooze..

"It was huge! With purple scaly skin..."

But Sunset wasn't paying attention. She was still upset about yesterday, and finding her friends once again gathered at her locker didn't help.

"Sunset! Did ya hear!?" Aj asked.

"Hear what? That my friends don't know how to mind their own business?" Sunset asked sarcastically, glaring at them all the while.

"Look, I'm sorry about yesterday. We're just worried about you! But right now theres a much bigger crisis at hand!" Twilight tried to reason until Sunset cut her off.

"Look, I don't need you or anybody else looking after me. I can do that myself! So just leave me alone alright!?"

"But..Sunset..." Fluttershy pleaded.

"NOW!" Sunset demanded. The other girls just gave looks of defeat and walked away. Twilight looked over her shoulder at Sunset one last time, seeing her still glaring. She then sighed and turned away.

"Well,well,well...looks like someone isn't as good as they like to pretend to be." A mocking voice said. Sunset turned around and groaned when she saw Trixie smirking at her.

"What do you want?" Sunset asked annoyed as she gathered her things for the day.

"Oh, just wondering how the 'Demon Queen' of CHS is doing." Trixie asked casually.

"'Demon Queen?'...."Sunset was confused until it finally hit her. "You were the one who left those notes!?"

"Maybe I did,maybe I didn't...what matters is that you haven't changed at all. An now your making those monsters appear all over Canterlot!"

"What are you talking about!? I didn't do that!" Sunset defended herself.

"All I know is that after you started acting weird, those things began showing up. Everybody's talking about it." Trixie looked Sunset right in the eye. "Face it Sunset: deep down your the same demon you were at the fall formal, and nothing you do will change that!" With that, Trixie sauntered off, leaving Sunset boiling. She wanted to retaliate, but that would just show everybody that Trixie was right and that she hadn't changed at all.

Sunset could only slam her locker in frustration and head to class, kicking herself for having left her sketchbook at home.

The other girls were still mulling over what Sunset said.

"I can't believe she just talked to us like that!" Rainbow fumed.

"Now Rainbow, she's probably just going through some things, let's try to be patient with her." Fluttershy tried to calm her down.

"Well if she is, then why isn't she telling us!? Isn't that what friends are supposed to do?" Rainbow asked.

"Maybe a party will cheer her up!" Pinkie spoke up. "Or at least maybe a 'we're here for you cake?"

"Sunset's a proud person. She likes to try solving problems by herself before asking for help." Twilight explained, still clearly worried about her friend."I hope she'll come around soon, but right now we've got bigger problems to deal with."

"She's right." Aj agreed. "We need to find out where all these dang monsters are coming from. Big Mac spotted one as he was picking apples this morning and it nearly scared him half to death!"

"Exactly, we need to find a way to stop this before someone gets seriously hurt!" Right after she said this, she turned a corner and crashed right into Flash. They quickly got their apologies out of the way while the other girls giggled at this.

"Did you girls see this?" Flash pulled out his phone and showed the girls a sketch of one of the monster seen.

"Yeah it was all over the news, why?" Rainbow asked.

"Because it looks exactly like what I saw Sunset drawing yesterday!" The other girls stared at him in shock, not quite believing what they were hearing.

"What!?" Twilight asked.

"Now that I think about it...didn't that lizard thing look exactly like what Sunset drew?" Aj said, recalling yesterday. "And it appeared right after Sunset showed us her drawing!"

"Hold up." Rainbow said, hands raised. "Are you Saying that Sunset is somehow making her drawings actually come to life?

"Why would she do that?" Flash asked, Everyone went silent, not sure how to answer that.

"Maybe it has something to do with that fancy sketchbook Sunset bought," Pinkie suggested. Twilight considered this, remembering the uneasy feeling she had

"Actually...there was something strange about that book."

"Seemed fine to me." Aj shrugged, and the others nodded, not recalling sensing anything strange about it.

"You don't think it might be magic or...cursed do you?" Rarity asked nervously.

"I don't know...but right now we need to tell Celestia and Luna about this." Twilight said, determined to get to the bottom of this. She just hoped they could do it before it was too late.