[Inside Nightmare Moon’s castle…]
“How do you like my plasma snakes, dear Twilight? I know full well of your snake phobia and have taken every measure to ensure you get your worst fears of them known. I think I’ll just have to put some at the entrance to my castle so you stay out. *More plasma snakes appear at the castle entrance* Once you arrive, you’ll proceed no further while I on the other hoof take the lead to finally taking you down once and for all!” proclaimed Nightmare Moon. *she laughs evilly* [With Twilight and her gang…]
“Oh please, Twilight, can’t you see these aren’t even real snakes?” asked Rarity.
“What difference does that make? They’re still snakes,” quivered Twilight.
“Come on, Twilight, listen to Rarity here. She’s tryin’ to give y’all the logical explanation you always long for with these here problems and y’all are actin’ like a baby filly,” scolded Applejack.
“These two are right, Twilight, I did a report on these last year at school, they aren’t even snakes, they’re just an illusion,” said Bright Eyes.
“How can these be an illusion? I can hear and see them with my own eyes and ears,” protested Twilight.
“Look, I can pass my hoof right through,” said Bright Eyes. *She passes her hoof straight through and back out of the snake*[Back in her castle…]
“Well why don’t I make it a bit more real then?” suggested Nightmare Moon. *she turns a dial to increase the hardness of the snakes* [Inside Ponyville…]
“Hey, what the….I can’t go through it anymore,” said Bright Eyes startled.
“See, I told you they were real,” retorted Twilight.
“Somethin’ ain’t right about these. They just up and hardened like they could hear what we said right then and there but no real snake has that kind of mind,” pondered Applejack.
“Can’t we pick up the snake?” asked Starlight.
“Well it’s worth a try,” said Bon Bon.
“I don’t like that idea,” said Clover.
“It’s just a fake snake, Clover, nothing to be scared of,” said Patch picking up the snake. *The snake slips out from her hoof and lunges at Twilight*
“Get away, get away, get away!” yelled Twilight. *She runs around in circles with the plasma snake following* [Back in Pon-Evil….]
“Now you’re the least of Twilight’s worries,” said Carnage.
“She’ll never hunt you down if her fears continue to keep her down there,” added Scar Sting.
“As far as I’m concerned, we’ve won,” said Painbow Lash.
“Provided Twilight stays in this condition, yes we have but we need to be ready to strike back if somehow she is convinced that the snake is indeed fake, which it is,” warned Nightmare Moon. [In Ponyville…]
“Twilight, when the hay has runnin’ around in circles like that ever gotten anything done?” questioned Applejack,
“It’s keeping me away from the snake,” answered Twilight.
“What happens when you can’t run anymore?” asked Bright Eyes.
“I can just teleport away,” replied Twilight.
“Why can’t ya just teleport now?” asked Applejack.
“I can’t concentrate with these snakes,” said Twilight. *Applejack facehoofs*
“Ya’ll never let anythin’ like this stop ya before, so why now?” asked Applejack.
“Everypony is afraid of something,” said Twilight still being chased in circles by the plasma snakes.
“We all know you’re smarter than this, Twilight, so please do yourself a favor and actually look at what’s chasing you,” said Rarity.
“I can’t, just looking at them gives me the creeps,” protested Twilight. *Applejack sighs*
“Guess I’d better show her myself by tying up this snake in the grass,” thought Applejack. *She twirls a new rope and successfully gets it hooked on to the snake, pulling it backward, causing Twilight stop and collapse from exhaustion*
“If that snake isn’t real, how were you able to capture it?” asked Twilight.
“It was hard enough get the rope around and look, it’s been destroyed. No real snake shatters like that,” said Applejack.
“I understand completely now, it was a fake so now I can take care of the others…..after a nap,” said Twilight. *she sleeps*
“Pleasant dreams, sugar cube,” said Applejack. *she and the other sleep too*