[At the Tales gang’s school…]
“I’ve received word that we’re being blamed for the recent computer virus that has spread all over Ponyville but I can’t understand why,” said Hackney.
“We don’t get it either, Ms Hackney, we aren’t ponies that look for that kind of stuff when we’re using the new Internet system. I wonder if there’s some kind of problem with it,” said Bright Eyes.
“I suppose it’s possible but unlikely as our security was shown to be top of its class for this particular browser. I’ve never thought that you ponies would visit that stuff anyway, Bright Eyes yet all of your parents seem convinced that you do,” replied Hackney.
“There isn’t really a way to prove that we didn’t put it up there is there?” asked Melody.
“How would you be able to prove it when our parents didn’t come in until after it was on?” asked Bright Eyes.
“Well we truly don’t know much about the Internet so we wouldn’t have known it was bad until after it got on our computers,” said Sweetheart.
“That’s exactly what I think these ponies wanted. They were looking for foolish ponies who didn’t know better and they found us,” replied Bright Eyes.
“You might be on to something, Bright Eyes. We’ve never had Internet access until last year so it certainly seems likely that we were found out by this group of ponies and they took advantage,” said Hackney.
“So what do we do to get it back to normal?” asked Starlight. *Twilight and her friends walk inside*
“It’s Twilight,” said Clover.
“Can I help you ponies and who are all of you?” asked Hackney.
“We know them, Ms Hackney, they’re our friends and they’ve been warning us of a threat from someone called Nightmare Moon,” explained Bright Eyes.
“M’am, if ya don’t mind, we have some business to take care of with your class,” said Applejack.
“Can’t it wait until after class? I’m trying to teach a lesson,” requested Hackney.
“If we don’t stop Nightmare Moon’s latest plot, all of Ponyville could be in danger,” answered Twilight.
“I see. Well, this issue was probably going to become our lesson for the day so I suppose it’s alright,” said Hackney. *The class cheers and heads out with Twilight and her friends* [Outside…]
“This is what we received, courtesy of my friend Spike, a map leading straight to Pon-Evil,” said Twilight.
“Alright, everypony, lets skedaddle,” said Applejack. [In Pon-Evil…]
“Somehow these foals got their hooves on a map to my town! Well I’ll be sure to give them a coldhearted welcome and since my minions have completed their task and look very much like their good counterparts, it’ll be an extra special surprise,” said Nightmare Moon. [Back in Ponyville…]
“Where to first?” asked Applejack.
“The source of that virus that is messing up our computers,” answered Twilight.
“Where the hay is that?” asked Applejack.
“Wish I knew but Pon-Evil sounds like a good start,” answered Twilight.
“We’re coming too, dahlings,” called Rainbow Dash.
“No can do, somepony needs to watch Apple Bloom and her friends to keep them away from harm,” protested Applejack.
“We can take care of ourselves,” snapped Apple Bloom.
“Ya’ll ain’t big enough yet and until ya are we need to have someone watch you carefully,” Applejack snapped back.
“I could truly watch them myself,” said Sweetheart.
“There a hooffull,” warned Applejack.
“It’d be no trouble at all, besides I don’t think I’d be all that useful with you all because fighting isn’t what I do,” replied Sweetheart.
“Fluttershy here said that too but she found out they were more than they could handle,” said Twilight.
“Well then maybe I could watch them too?” suggested Fluttershy.
“You don’t need to watch us, we’ll be good,” said (Scootaloo). *The CMCs smile innocently*
“Zecora, you should stay here too, you have enough trouble trying to figure out objects,” said Twilight.
“Don’t say another word! I do not ask about everything, that is absurd!” protested Zecora.
“Trust us, Zecora. Ya’ll wouldn’t make Nightmare Moon sweat,” said Applejack.
“Stay I will, now save the ponies of Ponyville!” said Zecora. *The others nod, then head off*