Previously on Of Mare and Moon…
“Where are the snakes?” asked Twilight waking up.
“Looks like they left,” answered Applejack.
“They’re back,” said Twilight quivering in fear again.
“Concentrate, Twilight, don’t think of the snakes, think of things you enjoy,” coerced Bright Eyes.
“Think of your friends,” added Starlight.
“Don’t let them distract you. They are not telling the truth,” said [Zecora].
“Whoa there, Zecora, y’all need to answer a few questions here. Just what they hay is goin’ on with you? and are you workin’ for Nightmare Moon?
“Whether I do or not, you can’t stop her. Try and her greatest wrath will occur,” answered [Zecora].
“We can handle anything she throws at us,” said Patch. *[Zecora] walks away*
“Time to find out what this stuff is,” said Twilight.
“Do you even have any idea what’s in that?” asked Bright Eyes.
“Well if it’s from Zecora, it must be helpful,” said Twilight.
“Twilight, ya know Zecora ain’t on our side no more, right?”questioned Applejack.
“What are you talking about? She gave us this gift to help my conquer my snake phobia,” protested Twilight.
“I think for once you’re being illogical, Twilight,” said Rarity.
“Wait a minute, how is what you just said logical?” asked Twilight.
“Listen, sugar cube. Zecora’s gone berserk right before your eyes and y’all haven’t even acknowledged that one bit,” said Applejack.
“Don’t you think you’re overreacting? If Zecora is evil, why hasn’t she shown any signs of it?” questioned Twilight.
“Twilight dear, Zecora showed all the signs of her evil, didn’t you even look at her eyes? They were NOT her normal colors,” said Rarity.
“I guess I was too busy with the snakes to even look,” said Twilight.
“Alright, now you’re startin’ to think like your old self, Twilight,” said Applejack.
“Are you guys saying that Zecora’s gift isn’t a gift at all and is really a trick?” asked Twilight.
“We know somethin’ ain’t right with Zecora but we can’t say for sure that this is a trick,” replied Applejack.
“That would make sense after all though,” said Melody.
“If that’s true, then it’d be a good bet that she is working for Nightmare Moon. Are those supposed to be snakes?” postulated Twilight.
“Well I guess Nightmare Moon probably made them herself but yeah, that’s pretty much what we think and you thought they were,” said Rarity.
“How could I have been so foolish to think they were real snakes? I’ve got a whole encyclopedia on snakes of all kinds and these aren’t in there at all. So either the encyclopedia is outdated or these aren’t real snakes,” said Twilight.
“I ain’t never heard of blue snakes,” said Applejack.
“It’s kind of how we found out earlier when I put my hoof through one of them. I can’t do that on a real snake unless I’m a ghost but there’s no such thing as ghosts,” said Bright Eyes.
“If Nightmare Moon created these, why would she?” asked Starlight.
“Probably to scare us, or in this case me since I was the only one running around in circles,” concluded Twilight.
“Now I think we have all the reason to take out Nightmare Moon once and for all,” said Bright Eyes.
“If we want any sleep ever again, we’ll have to take care of her tonight. The last thing we want to do is have her bring eternal night while we’re sleeping,” said Twilight.
“Though we can’t fight Nightmare Moon if we’re tired anyway,” said Melody.
“I could try to put a spell on all of us such that we’ll be awake for the night but that would mean we’d be too tired to go anywhere the next day and we could be at the mercy of Nightmare Moon,” said Twilight.
“That ain’t goin’ to do us no good so why not hit the hay and take her on tomorrow?” suggested Applejack.
“I think you read our minds,” said Bright Eyes.
“Absolutely, none of you want a cranky Rarity, do we? Not even I want that,” said Rarity.
“Nightmare Moon, watch out. We’re defeating you tomorrow!” thought Twilight.