Screaming. Chaos. Ponies ran in every direction, down the alleyways, down the streets. Heavy hooves hitting solid stone formed a thunderous chorus to the terrified bodies crashing there way to safety. Town hall had fallen. Using magic Starlight bounced from one rooftop to the next at speed. Teleporting up high onto a tall building she scanned the illuminated streets of Ponyville for a special kind of tree, the library. She had thought she could win, just fight her off using the powerful magic that Celestia had refined and taught her but when that time came she could not do it.
Teleporting down to the massive oak tree turned library she ran inside the heavy doors to find a huge circular room with hundreds of books lining every wall. It was simply impressive. From cure alls to history to magic of every kind, there was even first edition books here dating several hundred years ago. Surely there would be something to help her in such a vast collection. The question of course, was what? “Well, well, well what are you doing here at this hour?” Rainbow asked as she rotated around in a large comfy looking chair. In her hooves she indeed held a bowl of odd colored soup.
“What do you mean, I am looking for a way to stop Nightmare Moon!”
“Ooo that sounds important.” Rainbow spoke as she did a spin in her chair. “Why not try magical weapons or ancient tactics or mysterious pony artifacts?” She suggested on each rotation.
“Why would I ever try something like… That. Do you have a copy of elements of harmony?”
“It is under Eeeeee.” Rainbow called out her spinning started to reach a rapid speed and yet somehow not a drop of soup was spilled.
Starlight looked through the books and sure enough found a huge one on a high shelf. She had heard the legends from long ago but so did most ponies. The elements of harmony had been used many times to defeat great danger and were once used to seal Nightmare Moon away. Slamming the book down on a table she quickly flicked through the many pages. “Starlight?” Another voice called out. She found Applejack and Rarity following behind a purple unicorn that had one of the sternest expressions she had ever seen. “You seem to know a lot about what is going on and I want answers.”
“And who are you?” Starlight asked.
“Twilight, Twilight Sparkle. The town’s… Architect so to speak and in times such as this one in charge of keeping everything together.”
“Oh thank Celestia for that. Well, I just know that Nightmare Moon would be returning and that the only thing that could possibly stop her is the elements of harmony… But I don’t know where to find them, what they do or how to use them even if I did find them. So I came here to find answers.”
Twilight’s expression softened and she gave her a nod. Looking over the book on the table she flicked page after page with her hoof before stopping at a part that seemed promising. Starlight stood closely and made sure to read quickly, she gasped, and Twilight gave her a confirming murmur.
“There are six elements but only five are known and they are Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Honesty and Loyalty. The sixth is a complete mystery however it does say that the last known location of the five elements is in the ancient castle of the royal pony sisters… But where is that?” Starlight read outloud.
“I have heard of it.” Twilight answered. “A ruin far east in the Everfree forest. If we are quick we should make it before sunrise.”
“Should be easy with the night now lasting forever.” Rainbow cut in with an eye roll.
“You are coming with me?” Starlight asked while ignoring Rainbow.
“Of course. I am not about to entrust my town with any one pony and I am not alone, right girls?” Twilight asked with a glance to the others lazing about.
“I am not really an outdoors sort of pony but this sounds really fun, count me in.” Rainbow spoke first.
“You know you can always rely on me after everything you have done.” Applejack added.
“Same.” Rarity then finished quietly. Unknown to them Nightmare Moon had been listening in the form of a misty fog swirling around the library. She had been weakened by her time on the moon and so had the perfect plan to get rid of them before they became too much trouble. As she raced to the Everfree the others stayed to work out a plan all of their own.
They left the library to find a Pinkie waiting for them. “It’s happening?” Pinkie asked and with just a nod from Twilight the group of five became six. Together but not yet ready they headed onwards to the Everfree Laboratory. Starlight did not understand the reason but Twilight assured her that she would only be a moment. Keeping her word Twilight came out shortly with a pair of metallic saddlebags around her back and a silver ring on her horn.
“This really does not look safe.” Rainbow admitted as they entered into the forest. The trees looked so old that they could collapse into dust at any minute and the air kept getting unnaturally colder. The group continued further in and around the north cliffside. Even the stone felt strange here as if shaped by entirely different means to the rest of the world.
Unseen to them, as they talked and made small jokes, Nightmare Moon’s mist had found them. It seeped into the cracks of the stone and chipped away at the foundations of the hillside until the rockface suddenly gave way. The group slid down the steep hillside as several large chunks of stone rained down around them.
“Keep calm and jump!” Twilight called out just as Starlight managed to get her magic going. Twilight got her footing and only sped up her sliding which caused her to go flying off the edge but Starlight had no faith and instantly teleported away. Popping up at the bottom she jumped back as a glass flask smashed into the floor right next to her and a giant jelly cube instantly sprang from the ground. Twilight and then the others one by one safely landed within the cube and just as soon as it had appeared it began to dissolve away. “You really need to trust me more.” Twilight said with a glare towards Starlight.
With the cliffside still unsteady they moved away and headed deeper into the woods but they were not alone. Nimble yellow wings fluttered quietly in the dark of the forest. The agile watcher bounced from one tree branch to the next without a sound as if they did not weigh anything. They looked over the fallen chaos and scraps of goo and despite it being the dead of night managed to easily see the faint hoof prints in the dirt. As quick as they arrived they left in pursuit of the group. They watched from a distance as the group cut a path through her forest, every noise they made done without care to the surroundings or potential dangers. Curious and angry the watcher crept on ahead and waited for them to arrive.
Starlight and the others came to a small clearing in the woods where the trees grew thinner and the rocks taller. “Are you sure?” Twilight asked as they continued to put on fake smiles.
“Yes.” Rarity replied as she adjusted her glasses. “My caves are much darker than these woods.”
“I know you are there.” Twilight called out into the darkness as the group stopped and formed a circle with tails all touching. There came a noise, a rustle here and a twig snap there. Out from the shadows of a tall stone came… A bunny. Small and grey but with odd black markings the group relaxed. Only for a second to appear. Then a third. In but a moment there were dozens of bunnies all painted in the same black markings, each staring the group down. On the top of a tall stone a yellow pegasus appeared wearing a wooden mask.
“You break hill?” The pegasus asked bluntly. Her voice was rough but strained as if trying to remember how to talk at all.
“No no, it was not us, we are looking for a castle.” Starlight replied quickly.
“You… You are the one who has been raiding the bakery’s bins at night right?” Twilight asked as stepped forward. The yellow pegasus gave a huff. “You don’t have to worry about us, we have known about you for some time.”
“Ponies not bring mist?” She asked while lifting the wooden mask up to the top of her head. The group looked around to each other before realizing what she meant.
“No, we are trying to stop the… Mist.” Starlight replied. “Again, do you know of a castle? A big stone thing?” She asked but the yellow pegasus seemingly ignored everything she said. Putting the mask back on she fluttered down from the rock.
“Mist hurt warren, ponies stop mist. Fluttershy help ponies.” She spoke as a white rabbit hopped onto her back. “Big rock thing this way.”
“So who is this exactly? She looks kind of, sort of, terrifying.” Starlight asked.
“I have heard about her for a while. Some wild pony of the Everfree that has a soft spot for a lot of leftover cake. She has never done any harm so we have left her to do her own thing for the time being.” Twilight explained.
“A pony living in the Everfree forest? I would have at least tried to help her.”
“Do you think she even needs help?” Twilight replied. Starlight looked the wild yellow pegasus over. She sure did seem to fit a creature of the Everfree more than anything from pony society. Her body was strong, her hoofsteps as light as a feather. She moved through the woods as if she was apart of it.
“Still seems wrong to leave her out here…” Starlight muttered. Watching Fluttershy trot she started to notice something strange, she did not leave any hoofprints. Every step she took had a silent flap of her wings that reduced all the weight of her body and as such she was more bouncing off the ground like a balloon more than walking on it.
Heading north-east they found the cliffs to return on both sides of the path. Passing through a narrow gap in the stone and under an archway they came to a sudden stop as a giant beast with the body of a lion, wings of a bat, and the tail of a scorpion blocked the path forward. It roared and charged at them with intense bloodlust. The group scattered. Starlight quickly teleported away like before. Rainbow all but casually bounced away with a laugh and Fluttershy jumped straight up into the treetops. Rarity used her magic to bring up a stone dome around herself and Pinkie, where in she sat down and hoped it did not come looking for her. Twilight and Applejack meanwhile used the dome as cover to work out a plan. The beast was massive and vicious so whatever they did it had to be quick and careful. Twilight’s horn sparked with magic but it faded away and the faint glow instead flowed around the metal ring she wore. “I might have something that could help but I never tested it on a manticore before.” Twilight said to Applejack.
“I am pretty sure I can not fight something that big either but we got to do something.” Applejack replied as she peeked out to find the beast clawing at the stone cover.
“This not right.” Fluttershy added as she silently appeared from behind the two, making them nearly jump clear of the ground in surprise. “Snarl beast day hunter. No hunt pony. Lazy beast. Something not right.” She explained and Twilight had a thought. Pulling AJ closer she whispered her plans to the pair.
Twilight and Applejack ran out from both sides of the dirt circle Rarity had made. Running past the beast they taunted it and kept some distance as it roared and ran after them. The manticore’s claws just managed to miss Applejack and its scorpion tail missed Twilight by an inch but they continued to run circles around all the same. With a whistle from Fluttershy they fled into the woods. She hopped down from on high and stood staring at the beast down with a fierce gaze. It charged but stopped before hitting her. They locked eyes, both beasts in different ways, and Fluttershy raised a hoof to it. The manticore in turn raised its paw to her. Carefully she plucked a thorn from its flesh and the beast snatched Fluttershy up to give her several licks of affection.
“How did you know to do that?!” Starlight shouted from her perch at the top of a tall tree.
“Fluttershy could sense something was wrong with the situation, it is true that not all fights can be won with strength alone. Sometimes you have to find a different path.” Twilight explained just as Starlight teleported back down to the ground. Knocking on the dome Rarity undid the spell and once more they continued onwards. None of them noticed that the discarded thorn had dissolved back into the mist it was created from.
The forest up ahead only grew deeper and darker and so Rarity, Fluttershy and Pinkie took the lead. The former because they could see the best in the dark and the latter because she had many questions about Fluttershy’s… Situation. The forest kept getting darker and darker to the point of it being unnatural. The path ahead blurred and disappeared. A creeping feeling of unease spread across the ponies as the light disappeared completely and they were thrown into an endless void of darkness. Nothing but vague noises could be heard but they could not work out what lurked around them. From the dark came visions, twisted faces snarling at them and other terrifying sights everywhere. They were all frozen in fear, enchanted by the twisted apparitions circling around. They could not move, they could not even think. This unnatural fear gripped every sense they had and brought them to the floor. Until a voice pieced through the fear. It was quiet but nagging and so very familiar.
“Just keep walking.” It said. Simple but comforting, guiding even. “Just keep walking.” It repeated. Drawn to it the others began to stand and follow the voice. The fear dulled and the darkness waned the further they moved away from the dark glade. It only took them a short walk to find there way out of the blackness and to find it was Rarity that was leading them the entire time. They thanked her greatly and were all quite impressed that she could keep such a calm head despite such intense and fearful magic. “I am not afraid of the darkness.” She would say. “It is what I can see that is far more scary.”
Determined to keep pushing on they turned the corner away from the deeper woods to find themselves in front of a wide and raging river. It would be quite difficult to cross to say the least but they had to do so quickly on top. They decided to follow it upstream to see if would either get more calm or more shallow. As they followed the river it oddly only got more and more intense until they came upon a strange scene. A large serpent like creature was having a complete bitch fit and his trashing was causing the river to become so unruly. “What a world” He kept shouting as he would punch and smash the water.
“Ehm, excuse me sir but why are you crying?” Starlight asked.
“Oh I don’t know, I was just sitting here minding my own business when this tacky little cloud of purple smoke just whisked past me and tore half of my beloved moustache clean off! And now I look simply horrid!” He explained before throwing himself into water with a great splash. Soaked the group looked to each other in annoyance.
“Well now what?” Starlight asked Twilight who shrugged.
“Let me try something.” Applejack spoke up as she moved closer. “Excuse me my good sir but we are in mighty need of getting past and we would very much owe you if you could just let us cross?” She spoke smoothly but the serpent would not be so easily talked down. Thinking for a moment she got an idea and cleared her throat. “I just don’t see the issue myself, those beautiful amethyst scales are far more exotic than any mustache could be. Right girls?”
“Oh, indeed they are.” Pinkie continued as she waltzed over to the sea dragon. “I know I have always enjoyed my men to be neat and tidy.” She spoke softly with heavy eyes thrown over him.
“My, my. Well it has been such a long time since I really refined my style.” The sea dragon replied smoothly as he ran a hand along his already perfectly styled hair.
“Then, how about you let us help.” Starlight spoke up next as she trotted over and used her magic to suddenly remove any facial hair the sea dragon had. “Much better already but I will eh leave the hair up to you.”
“Of course darlings ah my I feel centuries younger!!”
“You do look simply delightful.” Applejack added all smiles as she stepped into the shallows of the now calm river. The sea dragon’s long body scooped her up out of the water and curving around he formed stepping stones for them to cross. With a thanks given they finally caught sight of the castle just up ahead. All they had to do was cross a large ravine that had so much mist they could not even the bottom. The once sturdy wooden bridge had long since fallen into ruin as well but thankfully this was an easy fix. They looked to fluttershy to help them out but she gave a shrug and continued to keep watch at the rear.
“Rainbow, go fly across and fix the bridge.” Twilight decided.
“I could just teleport us across…” Starlight added but Twilight shook her head.
“I don’t trust teleportation.” Twilight explained as she turned her attention to the bridge.
Rainbow Dash gave a sigh. She hated flying. It made her heavy wings ache but at least the distance was not too far. Fluttering up to speed her hooves left the ground and she began to slowly buzz over the revine. The mist grew thicker the further she flew and as she landed on the other side it had become too dense to see the others. Grabbing the broken rope she gave it a pull but an odd noise began to distract her. The sounds of wings grew louder and louder until a group of pegasi in black outfits came out of the pale fog. They seemed familiar somehow but Dash could not quite place where from.
“Rainbow…” They spoke in unison. “We have been looking for you. Somepony who would be brave and smart enough to help us.”
“Well I am pretty awesome.”
“Yes you are. We need you to come with us to Marestonia and defeat the great Hurricane Emperor!” They explained while slowly walking circles around Dash.
“It is just like one of my fanfics! In fact it IS my fanfics!” Dash called out with a squeak to her voice. “Oh oh could I have a giant sword that shoots lightning?”
“Of course, anything you would…”
“How about a seat on the council of the 7 spectrum knights?”
“Yes yes, you could do anything…”
“Could I ride a frost dragon through the magma mines of moledune with a fabulous princess?”
“I… I think so, yes I mean of course. Everything you could possibly…”
“Whaaaat about several princesses? And a prince? And like, a pile of hayburgers.”
“If you could just agree to…”
“Oh please tell me they still have Hayburger, every since that place opened up in town I have been sneaking out every night for more. The food is amazing, you know, like a waterfall of deep fried tomatoes falling into a bottomless pit of cherry soda.”
“...” The pegasi could only watch in sheer confusion as Dash got increasingly colorful with her questions, and metaphors, until they were not sure what realm of existence she was even describing anymore.
“Have you ever heard of a Suncake? Celestia alive, I would love to bury my face into one of them one day.” Dash added as she changed the subject.
“How do you know of that?!” The pegasi called out with a thick blush crossing over their faces. Throwing a hoof over their mouths they gave out a cough. “I mean, Y-yes even that.” They sighed.
“Awesome.” Dash chirped. “But I got a lot of soup back at home and it would be a shame to waste it. Maybe next time!” With that she took up the rope for the bridge and tied it around the stone pillar. The pegasi in black bowed and silently faded back into the mist but as they did the mist itself also started to weaken and grow thin. Waving to the group to cross Dash quickly began to tell them all about the odd encounter she had just had. Even if some of it was already being exaggerated.
At long last they had reached the old castle of the royal sisters. The steps were huge and grand and unlike the rest of the crumbling ruins had not worn down an inch in thousands of years. Trotting over the massive oak door that had fallen to the floor Starlight found the place to be quite impressive. So many doorways and archways, so many towers and rooms. Despite the collapsed ceiling and the overgrown flora the old building had this immortal air of royalty to it.
The group crept deeper into the cold castle. Down the once regal halls and across the long dead dining rooms to the throne room. It lay shattered more so than most other places but there was nothing of note here either. Moving on, they climbed one of the tall towers behind the throne. It was in this crumbling tower in fact that they found the elements. Or at least something that looked close. Spread over an elaborate stone pedestal they found five large stone balls with each bearing a different gem like symbol.
Fluttershy and Dash flew up to collect them as Starlight and Twilight looked them over. “They do not seem very magical.” Twilight said out loud as she tapped one of them with her leg.
“Maybe they are just hiding so any bad ponies did not know what they could do?” Starlight replied. Using her magic she lifted one up and spun it loosely around in the air. “Hello, elements, we kind of need your help.” She spoke to it causing Dash to snicker.
“Do you need to be alone with your elements?” Dash mocked.
“Yes, I need to concentrate and work out how to activate them.” Starlight replied causing Dash to look to the others bemused. With a shrug Twilight and the group left onto the balcony for some fresh air. The moon was lovely if strangely still as it hung at the highest point in the sky without an inch of movement. Starlight wrapped the stone orbs up in her magic and focused her hardest to cause a reaction out of them. With her eyes clenched closed she did not realize that the purple smoke that had been following them had crept into the room. It weaved across the floor and began to swirl around both the elements and Starlight. Twilight came running but could only call out just as the smoke teleported away with Starlight and the elements. Catching a flash of light in the nearby tower the left behind group started to give chase.
In that nearby tower Starlight found herself face to face with Nightmare Moon who now had the elements at her hooves. Starlight’s horn flared and she lowered her head defensively but Nightmare Moon simply laughed. “Come now Starlight, you are better than this.” She spoke with regal tone. “I could sense it this entire time. Your abilities, your magic, it is far more powerful than what you let on. So much so that I fail to understand, why did you not use that magic to help the other ponies even once?”
“Celestia taught me to use my magic only when it is needed and the others did not need help!”
“Oh you poor foal, listening to such nonsense. If you never use your magic then it will never grow and you will never realize your true power. Don’t you wonder what your destiny is?”
“Everybody has one. From raising the sun to planting seeds. You have sat and studied under Celestia for so long but to what end? She doesn't even want you to use the thing you can do better than everypony else.”
“That’s not... “ Starlight trailed off as her thoughts got the best of her.
“Join me Starlight. I can teach you magic that Celestia would have never dared to teach, you could learn to use your magic for the good of everypony. Not for the day but within my glorious night!”
“For the good of everypony.” She repeated before letting out a snort. “Like I care! This entire day has been the worst of my day. Do you think I like having to parade around the entire day with those freaks? The only reason I put up with any of this is because it is my mission.” Starlight shouted. “I am tired and talking to all these ponies is so annoying. I just want to be home in bed with my books but no I have to be in the middle of a scary woods fighting an alicorn demon.” Starlight continued getting louder and louder until she smashed her hooves into the stone in anger. “I thought that I could at least use them to power the elements but no, there is no reason...” She stopped as the door behind her fell off the hinge to reveal that the others had been watching. Starlight stood with wide eyes and a shameful blush.
“You are right.” Twilight said walking into the room. “Everypony has a destiny and everypony has a role to play but if you are so willing to throw away those who can help so quickly then you will find yourself alone when it most counts. Forget the elements.” She ran forward with the others following behind. Throwing smoke bombs from her bag AJ and Fluttershy flanked from the sides but it did not matter. Nightmare Moon was far stronger than them. No matter what gadgets Twilight could use, no matter how strong one like Fluttershy may be. They could not match her.
Starlight sat watching as each was blasted, beaten and tossed to the ground. Even if she wanted to fight she found her body not wanting to move. Nightmare Moon was too close to Celestia in form and a lifetime of training under her stopped any spark of aggression before it even started. Throwing her head down she let out a sigh. It had been years since she last used even half of her power anyway, what could she do in such a state anyway.
“D-don’t give up.” Twilight called out as she forced her bruised head of the ground. “There has to be another way, something we could try.”
“No, there isn't.” Pinkie replied from across the room. “We have no chance of winning, or running but we can at least go down together.” She spoke while spitting blood from her mouth. She did not have anger in her eyes or fear in her heart. Pinkie simply accepted that this situation was impossible and before any emotions could find her, she moved on from them. Twilight’s eyes grew wide.
“Harmony.” Twilight muttered. “Harmony is not friendship, it is what binds us all together. Harmony can exist in even the darkest of hearts or the most undeserving of ponies.” She spoke getting louder while a faint glow started to form around her. “The structures of a society are a harmony of their own. I have sought to bring Innovation to all, to remove ignorance, to bring an equal way of life to all cities. Just to help others, not to help any single one but to help all!”
“What are you…” Nightmoon Mare tried to speak as she covered her eyes from the light.
“Fluttershy showed experience and Instincts in the most dire of situations. Rarity never gave up, no matter the fear, no matter how dark, she had true Dedication. Applejack however had smarts and found a Compromise that nobody else could see. Rainbow Dash kept her Imagination and it let her ask all the questions, even if they are not all useful, which led to the truth. And Pinkie. She would rather Accept that the bad happens and move on instead of clinging to false hope. They are not THE elements of harmony but they are harmony all the same!” The elements exploded into light, the blast sending Nightmare Moon crashing into the stone wall behind her. They each shattered and fused back together to form six pieces from the five. To each of the ponies Twilight had mentioned they flew and began to orbit rapidly. Wounds healed and each found new vigour to keep going. “I have never wanted to use magic, not even these, but if it means seeing the sun rise once more then I will give it my all!!” She screamed as the ring around her horn glowed white hot and shattered. Her body, her horn, she glowed with a pure radiance as enough magic to drown a city flowed freely.
Each of the six were pulled close and together a wave of light both brilliant and terrible exploded outwards in every direction. The stone walls of the tower were torn asunder under such powerful energies and Nightmare Moon got struck with the full force of its power. As they six came back to consciousness they found the tower to be gone and Nightmare Moon with it. In her place lay a small foal of blue fur, an alicorn. Before they could do anything the sun came up on the horizon and with it a blinding ray of light shone down onto the broken tower. In its place they found Celestia standing unharmed.
“Princess Celestia!” Starlight called out as she ran over to the pure white alicorn standing so perfectly with the sun to her back.
“Starlight Glimmer. My faithful student, I knew you could do it.”
“But I…” Starlight replied looking away in shame.
“Are you going to introduce me to your new friends?” Celestia asked.
“I… Twilight, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Rarity. They used the elements, not me.” Starlight replied sadly as she pointed to each of them.
“I could sense Nightmare Moon’s return myself. I knew that you would be able to do what I could not, you just needed to find yourself some friends to make it happen. I am proud of you Starlight.” Celestia said while reaching down to give her prize student a small hug but Starlight remained silent. “Now I only hope another can forgive me.”
Celestia glanced to the blue foal and began to walk over. “It has been a thousand years since I have last seen you like this. It is time to put our differences behind us, we were meant to rule together little sister.”
“Sister?” The others all gasped in surprise.
“Will you accept my friendship?” Celestia asked.
“No! I, what is this. How did you do this to me. I… I can not use magic, even my alicorn powers have been lost.” Luna began to call out as she backed away weakly from her much larger sister. “I won’t… I cannot…” Her words faulted as Celestia used her own magic to put her to sleep. She lowered her head for a moment but stood up tall nonetheless. Looking to Twilight she found the unicorn to not back away from her gaze.
“Magic is the source of many problems so I removed it from her. Still, I fear it will one day return.” Twilight explained. Celestia gave her a look, knowing, understanding, and picked up her sister with her magic.
“I am just happy to have her finally back with us. And now we can more properly talk.”
The battle had been won and the day had been saved. Celestia escorted the others back through the forest and once they had returned to Ponyville a celebration was quickly set up. Taking everything left over from the summer sun celebration the entire town was quick to come to the party. Luna was taken safely back to Canterlot but Celestia stayed for some time to enjoy herself. Starlight however could not find any happiness.
“What is wrong with my precious pupil? Why so glum?” Celestia asked.
“I have so much to learn. I made so many mistakes.”
“Yes but you grown quickly because of them. It takes a lot of courage to admit your faults as well… Starlight, would you prefer to stay here in Ponyville where you may be close to your new friends?”
“Yes… Yes! I have so much to learn from them.” Starlight agreed as she watched Twilight standing on the edge of the party overlooking everything. Her eyes narrowed. “So much to learn.”
“Excellent. Then your mission shall be a new one. Report to me all your findings on friendship.”
“I shall Princess. I will not fail you…” Starlight gave her a wide smile before trotting off into the party. She did not join in the dancing, she did not enjoy drinks with Applejack or join Pinkie in her conquests for new and interesting stallions. She left the party and headed towards her home with new fire in her heart.