Seconds from Disaster: Chaos at Canterlot High
******This fanfic is based on National Geographic’s Seconds from Disaster TV show and contains facts mixed with speculation******
"Canterlot High School, where students continue to roam and gossip. Suddenly. the cafeteria is thrown into turmoil that leaves students with the desire to take one another down in competition. Disasters don't just happen. They're triggered by a chain of critical events. Unlock the clues in those final Seconds from Disaster. It had been 5 1/2 months since the defeat of evil Sunset Shimmer at the Fall Princess Formal. Things have returned to normal and Sunset Shimmer herself is now in a better light as they prepare for the Musical Showcase with posters and banners. 9:21 AM. As the students work, Rainbow Dash and her members begin practice for the showcase. 9:40 AM. Sunset Shimmer takes off to show three new arrivals around the school as a way to let them see her now rather than be tainted by her past. 11:12 AM. The tour is over and Sunset Shimmer joins the others for lunch. 11:15 AM. The three new arrivals appear and have a better idea for the school. By the time the song is over, everyone is now eager to take down anyone in their way using the Battle of the Bands."
"Now by rewinding the events of that day, we can reveal the chain of events that lead to disaster. Investigators need to first discover who these three students are and how they were able to turn a quiet cafeteria into a battle zone. *Sonata comes on screen*
"Okay, we have these pendants and what they do is they take in any negative energy in the room. Pretty much everyone heard us singing and they turned to see us. We totally convinced them that we had the better idea and they went with it," explained Sonata.
"Now that they know how three new students made such a mess out of an ordinary lunch period, investigators turn to why it wasn't stopped in the first place. *Rainbow Dash comes on screen*
"We tried to tell Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna about it but they wouldn't listen. They seemed to be giving the new students the benefit of the doubt," stated Rainbow Dash.
"It's a start but it doesn't explain why they didn't try to end the performance right away," *Twilight comes on screen*
"Since we had never seen what they looked like as humans and since Sunset Shimmer was unable to figure out what made her so uneasy about them, we just had to watch and see if she was right and she was," elaborated Twilight.
"Now investigators must figure out why not all students were affected by the music. They look at the footage and notice that while the events are going on, one of them is wearing headphones and the others are not. They conclude that the one with headphones is blocking out the music that would otherwise affect her. This doesn't explain why the other six remain unaffected even though their ears aren't covered," *Applejack comes on screen*
"I reckon it was our equestrian magic that kept the noise at bay," noted Applejack.
"It's the final piece of the puzzle. We can now reveal the chain of events that left Canterlot High once again Seconds from Disaster. 1 hour and 54 minutes to disaster. Three students enter but because they are new, they are given the benefit of the doubt and are not stopped when they enter the cafeteria. 55 minutes to go. Sunset Shimmer isn't fully aware of what these three students are capable of and doesn't fully relay the problem to her comrades. 24 minutes left. As the new students' song begins, most tune in because they neither have headphones or equestrian magic. Disaster strikes. Students are now enemies of one another and are determined to take down each other by any means necessary."
"After the disaster, the three students were relieved of the pendants that gave them so much power and have been forbidden to ever return to the school. Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna have taken measures to install security cameras inside the cafeteria so that she has footage to fall back on should any more catastrophes unfold. Twilight and her band continue to play in and around the school and have made Sunset Shimmer a member. Students have since realized that Sunset Shimmer is no longer the enemy they once feared and have accepted her as their friend. With these new measures in place, Canterlot High School should remain a peaceful learning experience for years to come.