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Fashion Senseless is the 26th Episode of Season 3B of the SpongeBob and Friends Adventures Chronicles series. A normal day in Rarity's Manehatten Shop turns into utter excitement when Vogue Polomare returned with good news that she was able to build just enough money in thanks to Rarity's latest collection from Fake It Til You Make It about inner spirit to finally meet Cinch's price tag in owning a building in the Crystal Empire. Thus cameth the rise of Rarity's latest shop: Rarity's Transparenty Pleasantries, the store that is the epicenter of revitalized Crystal Empirical Garb, which was kinda a term of agreement set in by Cinch. The Main 6 came to congratulate Rarity on this, but suddenly the store was interrupted by a barrage of fanfare, as arriving forth is the fashion store monopolist, Lady Mode Femme Reine, the largest owner of fashion stores in all of Equestria, who came to offer the quickly growing Rarity a partnership with her monopoly empire, though Vogue tries to tell Rarity not to, saying that Lady Mode looks too good to be true, but when Mode brought up that if Rarity can trust someone with a shady past like Vogue, then Rarity has no issue with trusting Mode, of which Rarity signed the legal contract, leaving Mode to hand over her daughter, Eye Beholder, one of Equestria's most renown super-models to personally work with Rarity for her designs. However, things take a drastic turn when Rarity's beta-stage designs kept showing up in Lady Mode's own stores, leading customers away from Rarity's stores and into Mode's. When Vogue brings up that Mode is behind this, and tries to point to Beholder as the one apart of it, Rarity and friends accused Vogue of being jealous and being quick to blame the wrong person. When Suri hears of this, despite having her own doubts, she knows her mother well enough that Vogue has her reasons for the rash claims, and thus, the Shell Lougers ger involved. However, it was discovered that Eye Beholder was caught stealing more designs AND some vulnerable information about the Friendship School, the captured Eye Beholder was forced to admit that her mother was making her do this by having her modeling career in a vice-grip in that Mode was behind her status as a model to begin with, and revealed that she was once a chancellor for the E.E.A., stating that her reasons for going after both the School and Rarity's career is because in the E.E.A. being disbanded because of the school, she counts it as messing with her. Mode's business fashion empire is too powerful to harm with typical tactics, and too risky for Beholder's career, which is why the best way to beat Mode is through Fluttershy's inner personas, Snootyshy, Valleyshy, and Emoshy, to embarrass and frustrate Mode and her clientele AND her benefactors until Mode is forced to admit her monopoly of sins. Can they succeed?

Transcript

Chapter 1: One Day in the Boutique/Vogue's Big News

Equestria

  • Rarity and Sweetie Belle were seen setting up the Boutique for a busy day.
  • Rarity: "(Was levitating a few things) So glad magic is back to working order after that messy Star Butterfly business was resolved. Now I can prepare for an extremely busy day of responding to so many delayed orders."
  • Sweetie Belle was pulling on a giant box of cloths.
  • Sweetie Belle: "Thank goodness Applebloom and Scootaloo were cool about me coming in late today when I told them you needed my help to get the store ready when Spike had to go do some ambassitoring to that underground dinosaur place cause his parents wanted to throw him a HUGE party."
  • Rarity: "Well, we have to understand that Spike finally found his biological family and wants to make up for lost time."
  • Sweetie Belle: "And I'm happy for him, don't get me wrong. I just sort've forgot how much heavy lifting helping you with the booty-kay was."
  • Rarity: It's pronounced 'boutique'. B-O-U-T-I-Q-U-E. Can you please learn Prance?
  • Sweetie Belle: I know that. Just let kids be kids please. Besides, couldn't you have gotten your other fashion friends to help?"
  • Rarity: "Sassy Saddles and my employees in Manehatten have their hooves tied for delayed orders as well."
  • Sweetie Belle: "Well what about Suri's mom?"
  • Rarity: "Miss Vogue is still doing the Crystal Empire Shop proposing and has warned that getting one may take time, and I don't want to interrupt her and drag her all the way out from the Crystal Empire just for menial things. Besides, I also barely heard from her since that day, so I suspect it's still an ongoing process. After all, short of her original suggestion of selling of the other stores, buying a spot in the Crystal Empire would take DECADES thanks to the fact Miss Cinch is a notorious hardsell when it comes to having stores in the Crystal."
  • Sweetie Belle: "Well, why not attempt to contact her to see if she's doing okay? Cause, I hear that Cinch lady can be, very strict."
  • Rarity: ".... Good point, Sweetie. Especially since Vogue has a rather, checkered past. I'll have to be sure to check up on her and-" (Vogue suddenly burst in)
  • Vogue: RARITYYYYY!!
  • Rarity: Goodness gracious!! Um... Vogue?... How's it been since... Certain things?
  • Vogue: Well would you believe I mistook that clone of yours for you until she was haunted with the alternate reality turning her evil involving accidentally murdering me and my family?
  • Rarity:... Possibly. You really haven't seen me much, have you?
  • Vogue: Not at all. Anyway, I have an announcement to make. After a lot of time convincing Cinch to go through with it, along with buttering her up by inviting her to some of the biggest social events in all of Equestria, and some rich friends agreeing to help pay for her price of a new shop, further added by the residuals of your latest collection from manehatten, alchourse, well.... I got you a shop now!
  • Rarity was dumbfounded....
  • Rarity: "You managed, to get me a shop, IN THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE?!"
  • Sweetie Belle: "(Hyper-pitched cute voice) THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE?!"
  • Vogue: "Yes! It's scheduled for a grand opening at the end of the week!"
  • Rarity: "Vogue, I don't what to say, except thank you, obviously."
  • Vogue: "Don't thank me yet! We need to have your new store, Transparenty Pleasantries, ready for business."
  • Rarity: "Oh goodness, that's a good point! (Zooms off and gathers a lot of supplies, fashion samples, and a lot of briefcases ready for the trip) Sweetie Belle, I'm going to attend with my new store, can I, uh, trust you to handle everything on your own?"
  • Sweetie Belle: "Well actually this is the perfect excuse to bring some campers that aspire to be fashion divas like you to help up! I'll get your orders covered in a jiffy!"
  • Rarity: "Oh thank you Sweetie Belle, (Hugs Sweetie Belle) You're a lifesaver."
  • Rarity and Vogue left.
  • Sweetie Belle sighed happily on how much she came with Rarity for a good while now. Though now she realizes that she'll have to handle alot of delayed orders....
  • Sweetie Belle: "..... Definitely better getting started on getting some help with this."
  • A crudely-disguised Discord as literally a lamp of himself had overheard this and teleported off chuckling.

Twilight's Castle

  • Discord: "So yeah, Rarity now has a piece of the Crystal Empire on her shoulders."
  • Fluttershy: "That's wonderful news."
  • Rainbow Dash: "Wow, Rarity's moving quick! First Canterlot, Manehatten, and now the Crystal Empire. At this point, Las Pegasus will be next!"
  • Applejack: "Rarity's really moving up in the world."
  • Pinkie Pie: "A shame Spike had to visit his parents in Saurusia, he would've been proud!"
  • Twilight: "I'll be sure he'll be told about it when he comes back."
  • Starlight: "Well assuming Queen Quetzal didn't end up foreseeing this would happen to Rarity, and tells Spike about it, prompting him to reschedule the visit as he would fly faster than Rainbow Dash to come all the way back here and-"
  • (Spike): "YOU GO RARITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY- (Spike crashes right through the roof and slams into the table)......"
  • Spike: "..... Really got too excited there. I really need to master this Dragon Realmian Purple Dragon Speed stuff. I'm thinking having Spyro or my mom tutor me on that, maybe even Lavulite when she's not too busy with that 'reviving the Unity' stuff. It's just, I'm really happy for Rarity!"
  • Rainbow Dash: "Cuz' it might give ya more excuses to be with your Crystal Empire fans? (Coyfully laughs)."
  • Spike: "Tee-hee, ha-ha, very funny, rolling on the floor. Though not inaccurate, it's because I'm proud of Rarity from coming so far from just having a shop in Ponyville. I bet ya at this point, she might have a shop in Las Pegasus."
  • Rainbow Dash: I KNOW, RIGHT?!
  • Discord: Either that or you still haven't gotten a girlfriend your age and think Rarity would ever want someone below the age of consent. That Quartz girl looks to be into you.
  • Spike: Hey, we're friends.
  • Discord: Oh, are you? MmmmmMMMMMMMMM?!
  • Spike: If you don't drop this, I'll rip off both your legs and then LITERALLY KICK WHAT'S LEFT OF YOUR ASS WITH THEM!!!
  • Discord: Ohhh I'm so scared. The baby dragon thinks he's grown horns- (Spike literally tore his legs off and started spanking his butt with them) You're lucky that as a Draconequus, my legs are detachable.
  • Spike: "I know, that's why I can get away with doing that. Also, remember you're talking to the baby dragon that defeated The Black Emperor."
  • Discord: "I get it, I shouldn't sass you because of it. But fair's fair, Shen has had a part in beating some Outers as well, and I still tease him just fine. But mad respect though, Equestria is so better off without having a rogue Eraser breathing down our necks."
  • Applejack: "Well I'm proposing we got and congratulate Rarity on her latest venture."
  • Rarity: (Burst in) EVERYPONY!!!!!! I HAVE THE MOST INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!
  • Spike: That you got a boutique in the Crystal Empire?
  • Rarity: NO, I JUST GOT A BOUTIQUE IN THE CRYSTAL M-... What?
  • Twilight: Discord told us.
  • Rarity:... DISCORD, WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT PEEKING ON OTHERS' BUSINESS?!
  • Discord: "Oh relax, I was mostly ensuring you'd have plenty of time getting to the Crystal Empire."
  • Spike: "Also, he's Discord. Subtly's not his thing."
  • Rarity: Well I can't even have privacy without worrying about this fugly freakazoid violating it.
  • Freakazoid: (Randomly appears) Someone call?
  • Pinkie: Not you, Freakazoid.
  • Freakazoid: Oh. Sorry. (Disappears)
  • Discord: Oh, please, I do this all the time... That's not helping me.
  • Rarity: OKAY, THAT'S IT!! I'M CALLING BLACK KAT AND TEACHING YOU SOME MANNERS!!
  • Discord: NONONONONO, WE DON'T NEED TO BRING HER INTO-
  • ???: DISSY, I'M HOOOOOOOOME!!
  • Discord: NOW SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE?! (Black Kat appeared) UHHHM, HIII, BABE... Uh... You get a something-icure?
  • Black Kat: You heard the fashionista. You need another friendship lesson. Friendship Lesson #858: RESPECTING PRIVACY!! (Discord tried to run with a cartoon sound effect as she grabbed him and teleport-snapped away with him)
  • Rarity:... Works every time.
  • Fluttershy: Shame on you, Rarity! You can't change who Discord is. Remember what happened when he tried to be less like himself? He almost succumbed to a ghostly fading morality illness.
  • Twilight: And don't get me started on that Accord incident where he was too orderly.
  • Rarity: Ugh, well pardon me for being upset he was being nosey for the unknownth time in a row. Besides, it's a good excuse to toss him into another date.
  • Pinkie: Totally. This world needs a lot of exposition and building since our show's finally over, and we're stuck in events before the big Season 3B finale because the School of Friendship Arc for SAF hasn't caught up yet, which I guess it'll have an easier time NOW because it's over. By now the time inconsistencies don't make sense. Kinda why that Divergent Timeline stuff is a thing now. We should be older by now. Rarity should have a gray stripe in her hair and some wrinkles. I should have candy in my hair. Personally I think the Backgammon stuff should come AFTER the finale as opposed to the finale BEFORE that fina- (*SPOILER ALARM*)... Oops. Spoiler Alert. I was wondering when this old joke would come ba- (The off-screen neuralyzer flashed)... Did I just spoil too much?
  • Twilight: Sure did. Anyway, Rarity, we are very happy for you. In fact, we're going with you to give you a little help.
  • Rarity: "A little unnecessary since Vogue has everything covered, but not unwelcomed. Besides, I would like you to see Transparenty Pleasantries."
  • Applejack: "Beg yer pardon, and I ain't usually much for spellin', but, "Transparenty" ain't a real word."
  • Rarity: "Vogue mostly gave it that name, not me. I will discuss making some tweaks, however."
  • Pinkie: I think it's clever. It's 'Transparency' AND 'Rarity' combined.
  • Twilight: Well it's off to the Crystal Empire.
  • Discord: (Comes in through a portal being held by Black Kat) HELP MEEEEEE, MY GIRLFRIEND'S CRAZY!!!! (He was pulled back away)
  • Rarity: (Chuckles) Indeed.
  • Twilight: "Give Discord this. He may still got a LOOOONG way to go, but he IS good for a laugh.... Jokes can be hit or miss though."
  • Pinkie: ANOTHER GREAT DAY LIKELY TO HAVE ANOTHER EPISODE-WORTHY PROBLEM!! AWAAAAAAY!!! (The Other Main 7 rolled their eyes at that)

Chapter 2: Rarity's New Crystal Empire Shop, Transparenty Pleasantries

Crystal Empire.

  • The Train arrived at the station.
  • Spike: (The Main 7, Spike and Vogue got off) Sometimes it's redundant to me, Twilight, Fluttershy, and Rainbow Dash, as well as Starlight to some degree with her self-levitation, to take the train when, you know, we can fly. Seems like a waste of bits if you ask me.
  • Twilight: Well, you have to remember, Spike, most of our friends don't really fly. Also, Cinch is REALLY strict about people just FLYING into the Crystal Empire without going through the Train Inspections.
  • A Pegasus Couple tried to land in, but Chrystal guards intersected them!
  • Cinch: "(Shows up) Why can't ponies get that I want to the empire to have visitors come in organized! Just because you didn't take the train doesn't mean you're immune to inspections! Now come with me, you two! (Magically drags the couple over)...."
  • Pegasus Male: "..... Honey, you were right, taking the train even when we can fly IS less of a hassle."
  • Pegasus Female: "I TRIED TELLING YOU?!"
  • Spike: Right. Good point. Sorry for complaining.
  • Rarity: Oh, it's fine, dear Spike.
  • Cinch just noticed the arriving Main 7, Vogue and Spike.
  • Cinch: "Ahh, Miss Rarity, very punctual of you to arrive ahead of your store's official grand opening. (Hands over the Pegasus couple to the guards that took them to train inspections) Now, I hope you bunch don't mind having to attend with inspections as well. It's nothing personal, but it wouldn't be fair for other passengers that you 7 got prefeiral treatment just because you're famous. Even Spike has to make an example and go through them."
  • Twilight: "Alchourse. Though, I ask why you started doing this?"
  • Cinch: "Oh, this was something I always wanted the Crystal Empire to always have had from the beginning. Though I only got that now because the Fritz had happened. Back when magic was on the decline, I went to ensure that the Crystal Empire wasn't subjugated to an easy takeover by even so much as a non-magic powered threat. So, I had to step up my game and open up the train inspection services and opened up stricter standards for migrations to the empire. Kinda why I had to be strict to that Pegasus couple."
  • Rainbow Dash: "Well, now that magic's getting better, ya do realize that Cadance and Shining Armor are gonna eventually tone all this down."
  • Cinch: "Ugh, I'm aware. That's why I'm making the most of this perfectly organized system before that inevitability. Especially since some ponies had the rude nerve to actually complain about it."
  • Applejack: "Probably cuz of personal space issues these inspections are violating."
  • A Passenger was heard shouting comedically!
  • Fluttershy: ".... Oh..... My."
  • Applejack: ".... I also don't think the butt-inspections help neither."
  • Starlight: "I back that statement."
  • Cinch: "Pardon me for looking out for contraband being taking to the empire!"
  • Twilight: "I know you are only trying to keep this place safe, and it was fine back when the Fritz was an issue, but now, it's just starting to get.... Really awkward. What if the School of Friendship were to field trip here one day, and they had to go through- (Another comical scream was heard).... That? It'll end up raising, alot of eyebrows. Especially with respected dignitaries or those connected to big leaders, and that could risk the Crystal Empire being open to public scrutiny, especially since some students, ARE RELATED to certain high figures."
  • Cinch: "..... I, see your point."
  • Twilight: So unless you want your guards to be accused of sexual harassment and abuse, you might want to do cavity searches the traditional way with magic.
  • Cinch: Well not all of us have it. Earth ponies and Pegasi have to do it the gross way. Especially those foolish traditionalists out there who would frankly have been happy magic is gone, since some forbid its use during Seasonal Wrap-Ups, ignoring the fact that THEY ARE USING MAGIC!! WITHOUT IT, IT'D BE LIKE TRYING TO STOP NATURE!!! IT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE!!
  • Applejack: You do realize that I'm a traditionalist.
  • Cinch: Precisely! It makes me sick with the sheer hypocrisy you traditionalists display. You forbid magic in the Seasonal Wrap-Ups because of tradition, and yet you're still using it to control clouds, temperature, conditions, hibernation cycles, and so on.
  • Applejack: "It's meant to be more like using magic in its PUREST form is out of the question. It's different when it was like the more innate stuff like magic inside us and based on what your talent is. Ponyvillians before a lot of Unicorns got in Ponyville had to do things the hard way and never got unicorn magic involved in the slightest."
  • Cinch: That's fine and all, but it's still a bit ironic that you okay magic only if it's a part of specific biology and not the purest form. Also, you berated Twilight, A CANTERLOTIAN, and Celestia's MOST PERSONAL STUDENT, for trying something new, and yet you're supposed to be any better?
  • Applejack: WELL EXCUSE US FOR ONLY PREFERING EARTH PONY MAGIC SINCE PONYVILLE WAS FOUNDED BY SUCH!!! It was before Pegasi and Unicorns really had the chance to move into Ponyville!
  • Cinch: Nevertheless, it doesn't ease on how drastically dated those traditions are. This kind of thing is why the Second Windigo Ice Age occurred. Lack of coexistence and teamwork with the other pony tribes. But I'm getting off track. It hardly matters. This is the Crystal Empire, where UNICORNS decides the rules.
  • Applejack: UGH!!! I can see why Rarity took a while to get a shop up and runnin' here, y'all really ARE a REAL piece of work!
  • Twilight: OKAY, CAN WE STOP WITH THE RACISM BEFORE SOMEPONY SAYS SOMETHING THEY'LL REGRET?!
  • Cinch: I was GETTING to that. Come. I shall escort you to Miss Rarity's new boutique.
  • The group sets off.
  • Vogue: "..... Uh, I, apologize you had to go through that, Rarity. I think she's still going through residual stress from the Fritz."
  • Rarity: "It's fine. I think we can all agree it's nice to have magic back."
  • Applejack: Well given what she said back there, I don't think that's completely true. Who does she think she is insulting me like that?
  • Rarity: Applejack, really, this isn't about you. It's about me. Not meaning to sound self-centered of course, but you know what I mean. Let's not forget what I taught you about insulting opinions. Now, I won't disagree that Cinch should've been more, understanding, but I'm sure she'd met traditionalists that, weren't as nice as you are trying to be, Applejack, so, we do have to see where her bitterness comes from.
  • Applejack: Ugh. You're right. I did meet some ponies like that myself. Ain't crazy for them neither. But I just hope that's the only time something like that is brought up.
  • Twilight: You can't really blame her too much. Her magic school has a valedictorian named Chatoyance who was heavily affected by the Fritz. It was the first feeling of betrayal and pain since Rough Diamond betrayed everything they both stood for through racism against Changelings, even if it was before the mass reformation. It tends to get to you. Now that magic is back, Chatoyance has become an introverted but still high-scoring student. Unfortunately she never learns at her school anymore. She just magically views it through magic view portals. She's pretty powerful, but she has shut herself off.
  • Pinkie: Aww, just like Moondancer.
  • Twilight: Not really. She was more active than Chatoyance. Chatoyance just uses her magic to do things she had to go outside for like getting groceries and even attending school. In fact, recently magical deeds have been getting done here. (Magic was seen operating in many helpful ways across the Crystal Empire including stopping traffic accidents, saving people, cleaning litter, magically teleporting criminals to prison, and even rebuilding destroyed houses from the events of Black Emperor's attacks)... That's Chatoyance doing some good deeds with magic. She's just been completely demoralized ever since she heard the reason magic was destroyed.
  • Applejack:... Wow. Well ain't no wonder Cinch was such a jerk. She misses seein' her valedictorian in person.
  • Rarity: I'm sure we can handle that later. We have to see my grand addition to this chatoyant town.
  • Cinch: "(Deadpan) You ponies do know I can hear you all, correct?"
  • Fluttershy: "Oh, sorry. You weren't meant to hear that."
  • Cinch: "It's fine, it's fine, it's part of what you girls do, resolve social issues.... Also, I appreciate the thoughts, but, let's hold that off for a bit. This is about Rarity's new store, "Transparenty Pleasantries" after all.... The name needs work, getting that out there."
  • Vogue: "We know, we know, it's a working title."

Location of the Store.

  • It was revealed to be a grand and beautiful, if though a bit aged, crystalline building as the group entered.
  • Cinch: "You'll have to pardon the buildings' rustic nature. Time was not kind to it."
  • Rarity: "Yes, there is a bit of a noticeable restoration project, though thankfully not as bad as the Manehatten building, but otherwise this building is beautiful for what it is."
  • Vogue: "Just wait until after we get this place ready for the grand opening."
  • Rarity: I hope to Celestia that it goes better than the one in Manehattan.
  • Vogue: Oh, we have better staff and much better accommodations than that place. Manehattan is a rustic place of capitalism and selfishness compared to us.
  • Applejack: Hey, my Aunt and Uncle Orange live in Manehattan! I'm sure they take great offense at that!
  • Cinch: Miss Vogue!
  • Vogue: What? It's true.
  • Cinch: Vogue, we do not want to come off like that. Shame on you.
  • Vogue: Okay fine, whatever! Let's go right in.
  • Cinch: Good. We better not have anything like that again.
  • Vogue: "Fair's fair, I had a rough experience with that city, I can be pardoned for expressing a rogue opinion. Anyway, besides the point, Rarity, I will spare no expense getting Transparenty Pleasentres up and ready to go before the end of the week."
  • Rarity: Simply Magnifique.
  • ???: EXACTLY! (A shunning pony appeared inside the boutique)
  • Rarity:... Y... YOU GOT THE FAMOUS MAGNIFIQUE MANE HERE?!
  • Vogue: Yes indeed. Spared no expense.
  • Rainbow Dash: "Uh, Rarity, care to explain who is "Magnifique Mane" to those of us not fashion savvy like you?"
  • Rarity: (Gasps deeply) YOU DON'T KNOW WHO MAGNIFIQUE MANE IS?! DO YOU PONIES LIVE IN A CAVE?! (Quickly composes herself)
  • Pinkie: "Well technically, Twilight and Fluttershy live in trees, Rainbow Dash lives in a cloud, and I live/work with the Cakes."
  • Starlight: "Well, I stayed in a cave all the way back in Season 5 of the actual show, but other than that-"
  • Rarity: "Ahem! Technicalities aside, I'm surprised you don't know who THE Magnifique Mane is!"
  • Applejack: "Well Rainbow made clear we're not as savvy to the fashion industry as you are, Rarity."
  • Rarity: ".... Well yes, but it's still a shocker that you wouldn't know about THE Magnifique Mane!"
  • Rainbow Dash: Then who is she?
  • Magnifique: "I need no help in le introduction, darling. I can introduce myself. I am among le top three brand names of big-time fashion ponies. The bringer of fab and the exiler of the drab. I put the P in Phat!"
  • Pinkie: "Isn't that usually an F Word?"
  • Rainbow Dash: "She means Phat with a Ph, Pinks."
  • Magnifique: "I am also noted for introducing, and self-modeling, for many of the most fabulous themed wears and clothes in any part of Equestria. And I would like to offer alot of ideas to resurge fashion back to a kingdom that has been gone for nearly a millennia. I had always admired Crystal Empire fashion, and I would just LOVE to bring that lost art back into this place and then some into Equestria! It's practically a dream come true! One of course, I don't mind sharing with the up and coming Miss Rarity. An honor, really."
  • Rarity: "EEEE?! SHE SAID IT'S AN HONOR?! (Faints and got grabbed by Spike)."
  • Rainbow Dash: ".... And people say I fangasm too hard."
  • Twilight: Well, is there anypony else you brought here?
  • Vogue: "Well, I hired the best construction crew of Fillydelpia to come and Sprouse up the place. The Builder Boys are REAL professionals. They'll turn this old relic new again. I also hired a professional marketer that's MAGNIFICENT with advertisements."
  • Rarity: "Well I will want to talk to him/her first and foremost so to avoid another Sassy Saddles situation."
  • Vogue: "Quite quite, we wouldn't want a repeat of THAT fiasco. I also asked my daughter Suri to recommend some professional sewists, designers, fabric experts and even some historians well versed in Christailian Imperial Fashion so to make the fashion accurate, yet reintroduce it to the modern world, to come to seek work with us. They're gonna be a GREAT help in this!"
  • Rarity: "Well typically I make my own ideas, but I wouldn't mind showing it to them so they know what to work with."
  • Vogue: "And finally, I'm going to be holding an audition with Miss Mane's help to get models attention so they can model the designs for Transparenty Pleasantries, and I hired Abvertisements'R'Us to send out flyers and posters that'll surely get a lot of models', aspiring or yet, attention!"
  • Rarity: "Goodness! I don't think it was just Cinch's price you were trying to pay. That's a lot of ponies I'm gonna have to consider having to pay."
  • Vogue: "Oh don't worry, the Marketer has a personal accountant working along side them, they'll cover the payment issue."
  • Rarity: "Well no wonder you wanted me to sell my other stores! Having a shop in the Crystal Empire is, extremely heavy maintenance!"
  • Vogue: "Kinda comes with being a christailian epicenter of all love in Equestria, really. I imagine even having built this kingdom didn't come cheaply."
  • Cinch: "Well it depends on how the buildings themselves were made and the maintenance needed to keep them shining, actually."
  • Rarity: ".... I'm starting to think Transparenty Pleasantries may require more attention than I was prepared for."
  • Vogue: "Don't worry, I am aiming to work with you every step of the way to make sure that when we're done, the store will mostly be able to handle itself."
  • Rarity: Excellent. We'll need all the help we can get. The last few times were disasters.
  • Vogue: Well I assure you this will be different.
  • Cinch: I wouldn't get my hopes up.
  • Rarity: Oh no! I want this to go without any trouble. I've had enough baggage in spreading my career as it is.
  • Cinch: Miss Rarity, you can't expect everything to play in your favor. I learned that the hard way when I tried to push up a reputation for my school. Crystal Prep has suffered enough with the impact of the Fritz. Chatoyance refuses to even talk to me. I even lost my best sports team and Indigo Zap.
  • Rainbow Dash: Wait, she attended your school? We were classmates in Flight School... And she was a big jackass. Hell, she's Lightning Dust's cousin and the daughter of a Shadowbolt.
  • Cinch: Of course. Crystal Prep can enhance an Earth pony or Pegasus's magic. I may not have much respect for either, but I accept them in my school because, at the end of the day, they still have magic. She came to get some magical 'pizzazz' with her friends. But point is, you have to watch out for ponies that know you and might want to use you. In fact, do I understand that your Friendship School has earned some scorn from former E.E.A. members?
  • Applejack: "Well not all of them, and at most we only had problems with Neighsay, and O'Hardknocks that one time. Nothing came up since."
  • Cinch: "Likely because they're opportunists, and/or because the fritz slowed them down. But mostly the first thing. Because now that magic is back, I suspect one of such of these Ex-E.E.A. members may seek to cause some issues."
  • Starlight: "Well unless any of them were fashion-savvy, I doubt even Neighsay would really care that much for-"
  • Cinch: "Keep in mind that the E.E.A. DID covered fashion schools. So obviously there may had been a member that had the E.E.A. support such things. I'm just trying to give a fair warning ahead of time, because I suspect your issues with the ex-members are JUST getting started."
  • Twilight: "Hmm.... I'll be sure to send a message to Celestia to post me about any fashion-savvy E.E.A. members just to be safe. Thanks for telling us this, Cinch."
  • Cinch: "Your welcome. Otherwise, I wish you, a happy venture. (Leaves)."
  • Vogue: ".... Alright ladies, (Spike cleared throat)..... And one male baby dragon, let's get this store ready for business."
  • Twilight: Spike?
  • Spike: Way ahead of you. I'm writing a letter to Celestia to watch out for any EEA trouble.
  • Twilight: Good. We don't want this to be another disaster like the others.
  • Rarity: It better stay that way. After the fritz, I could use some good fortune.

Chapter 3: Lady Mode and Eye Beholder/Mother Lode

Meanwhile...

  • A Large Skyscraper was seen towering above even the tallest building in Manehatten as the sign on it read "Royaume De La Mode Société", translated as "Kingdom of Fashion Corporation", as inside the building was countless apawn countless sewers sewing clothes in an organized row, designers working tirelessly for the next masterpiece, and models standing on a conveyor belt to put on the latest design.
  • A trio of big businessy over-seers watched all this unfold.
  • Old Crippled Business Pony: "(Over intercom) Keep it moving, ladies. Lady Mode expects this to be ready soon."
  • Fat Business Pony: "(On the same intercom) We have a lot of delayed orders to catch up and right in time for Friendship Feast season."
  • Scrawny Idiot Business Pony: "(Licking a lollipop)..... (The Fat Business Pony smacked him) OW?! Oh, oh, (To same intercom) OR NO PAY NOR BONUS?!..... (Off Intercom) How's that, fellas?"
  • Old Crippled Business: "Eh, delayed as usual, Under-Pay."
  • Under-Pay: "I'm sorry fellas, I just REALLY liked my lolli! I have a sweet-tooth for sweets!"
  • Fat Business Pony: "They're not considerably healthy, you know, Under-Pay."
  • Under-Pay: "Hey come on, Overtime, like you're in any position to talk about health with YOUR weight."
  • Overtime: "Oh why you little-"
  • Old Crippled Business Pony: "BOTH OF YOU ENOUGH?! We're business ponies, be professional!"
  • Under-Pay/Overtime: "Yes, Mr. Corprete."
  • Mr. Corprete: "Good, good. Lady Mode will be pleased with me yet. (Sees a beautiful elegant purple-maned blue unicorn running down the room).... Oh, bother..... It's Eye Beholder again. And so much for a normal day in the office."
  • Under-Pay: "Oh what does miss Pretty-Pretty want now?"
  • Overtime: "Something stupid, I'm sure."
  • Eye Beholder came into the trio's over-see office!
  • Eye Beholder: "Mr. Corprete, Overtime, Under-Pay, I know you three are VERY busy, but I got big news to tell my mother!"
  • Mr. Corprete: "(Points cane at her while spinning chair to face Eye Beholder) Can't it wait, Miss Beholder, we are under a tight schedule."
  • Overtime: "Extremely tight."
  • Under-Pay: "Tighter then Overtime's old navy uniform. (Overtime smacked Under-Pay across the room) AYYYE, SAVE MY LOLLY?! (Crashes into a bookshelf and gets covered in books)..... Oh no, now my lolly's gonna taste like knowledge?!"
  • Overtime: Maybe that's a good thing. (Overtime and Mr. Corprete laughed)
  • Eye Beholder: "But guys! There's something I wanna try in the Crystal Empire! This is my chance to work with Rarity, in the first time ever, I love her dresses and-"
  • Mr. Corprete: "UP UP?!..... Did you say, "Rarity"?"
  • Overtime: "The rising upstart from Ponyville?"
  • Under-Pay: "(Comes back with a book stuck to lollipop) The pretty white Unicorn with the pretty purple hair? The one I fell in love with at first sight? The one I dedicated a shrine too with all of her pictures adorned to it? The one who- (Eye-Beholder, Overtime and Mr. Corprete were all stareing at Under-Pay awkwardly)..... I mean, I didn't say anything after the first thing, DON'T JUDGE ME?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "(Rolls eyes) Yes, I mean the one and the same. I always wanted to work with her, and it be cool to see the Crystal Empire! I need mother's permission!"
  • The trio looked at each other, then smiled like a bunch of corporate stooges.
  • Mr. Corprete: ".... But of course, Beholder. Who are we to stand in the way of your mother? (Presses a button) BEAN COUNTER, PENCIL PUSHER, MODE'S DAUGHTER WANTS TO SEE THE BOSS, LET HER IN WHEN YOU SEE HER?!"
  • Duel Female voices: "Yes Mr. Corprete."
  • Eye Beholder: "Oh you guys are the best! (Trots off)...."
  • The trio started snickering like muttleys about developments."

Lady Mode's office.

  • Eye Beholder pass through two secretary ponies doing major paperwork, and entered into a room that was more like the living room of a mansion than an office building, as a pony resemblant to Zesty Gourmand with a synthetic fur coat, petting a pixie poodle and being tended to by servants as Eye Beholder excitedly got to her. This was Lady Mode.
  • Eye Beholder: "Mom, you'll never guess what! I have great fashion-related news!"
  • Lady Mode: "Eye, I know all there is to know about fashion. Nothing ever escapes my notice."
  • Eye Beholder: "Well what about this: Rarity, the new up and coming fashion designer from Ponyville, has opened up a store in the Crystal Empire. Isn't that great?!"
  • Lady Mode did a spittake with some wine she was taking, as the Pixie Poodle did the same with her water bowl!
  • Lady Mode: "..... Rarity has WHAT?! HOW DID THIS ESCAPE MY NOTICE?! WHERE IS MY GRIFFIN GOSSIP STOOL PIGEON?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "I'm surprised I got here first before he-"
  • A Griffin with the parts of a pigeon and an alley cat crashed into the window comedically!
  • Eye Beholder used magic to open the window and let the Griffin clumsily crash in!
  • Griffin: "OY, THAT SMARTS!!"
  • Lady Mode: "..... YOU WERE LATE, STOOL PIGEON!! MY OWN DAUGHTER GOT TO ME WITH A LATEST DEVELOPMENT BEFORE YOU DID, YOU CLUMSY LOUT!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Gets up) I'm sorry, Miss Mode! I was held up by train inspections! Ponies shoved up cold hard hooves right up my-"
  • Lady Mode: "Trop D'informations!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "...... I'm sorry, what?"
  • Lady Mode: "..... IT'S PRANCE FOR TOO MUCH INFO, YOU UNCULTURED SWINE!!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "I never learned Prance, I grew up in Griffinstone! Education's downhill there!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Ahem.... Anyway, mom, I know you have a thing about me modeling for competing designers, but, I was hoping if you'd let me work for Miss Rarity, even if only temporary? I rarely ask too much from you, and, I always wanted to try her fashion designs! They're so beautiful, and I think I'd look great in them, and-"
  • Lady Mode: "(Sceamey smile) But of course you can work with Miss Rarity..... (Darkly) Under one condition."
  • Eye Beholder got nervous. She sees where this is going....
  • Eye Beholder: "..... Mom, we talked about this, I thought you weren't gonna do THAT anymore!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "Wait, do what exactly?"
  • Lady Mode: "Fipixfi, Quittez-le maintenant!"
  • Fipixfi suddenly scowled with a sound of a gong playing as the pixie poodle began doing karate poses!
  • Stool Pigeon: "DAHHH?! WAIT WAIT WAIT NOT AGAI- (Fipixfi leaped up and multi-flipped and charged at Stool Pigeon, beating him up and smacking up out of the door, beating him up along the way)......"
  • Eye Beholder: "Mom, I talked with you many times about your bad habit! It's not healthy nor in good karma!"
  • Lady Mode: "Have you not noticed on how great my empire is because of how I asked you these favors, Beholder? It wouldn't have gotten this way if I haven't..... "Borrowed" the ideas of others."
  • Eye Beholder: "Ugh, I can never be able to ask to work with other fashion designers without being expected to steal ideas for you! I mean, didn't you hear what happened to Suri when she took an idea from Rarity?! SHE'S STILL RECOVERING FROM THE LAWSUIT!!!"
  • Lady Mode: "Another small-timer is one thing, but I, Lady Mode Femme Reine, am UNSUABLE! I have lawyers, FOR MY LAWYERS?! I can buy any judge to obey my whim! I have enough money to practically buy out half of Equestria! I could even buy Celestia's right to rule if I wanted to!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Oh sure, you got VERY lucky, but luck can run out, you know!"
  • Lady Mode: "Eye, it's not just because I like Miss Rarity's little fashion designs.... Have you heard of the School of Friendship?"
  • Eye Beholder: "Who hasn't?"
  • Lady Mode: "Well, as you know, I used to be a Chancellor in the E.E.A.-"
  • Eye Beholder: "Purely for status because of how pregitious a position there is! You barely care for education other than the fashion schools!"
  • Lady Mode: "Outre le point, jeune mademoiselle! It was something for me to be proud of. The allure of deciding the educational fates of millions, if not trillions, of youths, to have education providers groveling at my hooves, the E.E.A. Banquets, even having Celestia requesting permission to do anything, THAT was real power, Beholder. But then, that Friendship School came and RUINED IT?! And thus, c'est la vie, the fun times were over.... And just when we were gonna have O'Hardknocks take over from University too, but Neighsay HAD TO BE A BUFFOON ABOUT ONE BAD HAPPENSTANCE AND- (Calms down for a bit with breathing exercises and a quick sip of wine)..... Point is, I feel like an eye for an eye is in order with Miss Rarity, Beholder, so, if you can also gather any inconvenient weaknesses about the school, scandalous affairs and the like and report them to our paparazzi lacky in Stool Pigeon so that school will be SLAPPED with le controverse sur, (Grins like Chesure cat) That'd be greaaaaaaaaaat."
  • Eye Beholder: "WHY DO YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME DO THIS?!"
  • Lady Mode: Because I'm your mother, and thus you do what I say.
  • Eye Beholder: Well it's not just my concern for keeping you out of prison. Have you ever heard of Mother Lode?
  • Lady Mode: Who hasn't? The crime boss of the Crystal Empire who capitalizes anything is hardly my concern. Besides, she's easily disposable to Rarity's companions. She'd be taken out before we act.
  • Eye Beholder: She's not exactly dumb, mom. It's said she practices black magic. The fritz hadn't exactly changed that.... For some reason. Nobody crosses her because of black magic being the reason the Crystal Empire vanished for a thousand years.
  • Lady Mode: JUST DO YOUR JOB, YOUNG LADY!!! Let ME worry about that bitch while you get Rarity's trust. Suis-je clair?
  • Eye Beholder: (Sighs) Clair comme une cloche.
  • Lady Mode: Good girl. Now, go ahead and have your little fun... But remember, our condition. (Eye Beholder left sadly as Mr. Corprete, Overtime and Under-Pay with a new Lollipop came in).....
  • Mr. Corprete: "So, how did it go?"
  • Lady Mode: "(Fipixfi returned to her and was rewarded with more pets) I think she got the message.... Rather well."
  • Stool Pigeon was found recovering abit in pain.
  • Lady Mode: ".... Stool Pigeon, follow my daughter to the Crystal Empire and help her with any, secrets about the Friendship School that might be, scandalous enough for you."
  • Stool Pigeon: "Oh come on, I JUST CAME BACK FROM THERE?! (Fipixfi growled as she did another karate pose) DUUUUUH, I'M GOING I'M GOING?! (Trips around and tries to get going as he flew off clumsily like a bird learning to fly for the first time) HEY BEHOLDER, WAIT UP?!"
  • Lady Mode chuckled softly as her corporate stooges chuckled with her."

Crystal Empire.

  • The Train Station was seen having a lot of fashion models looking to get involved with Rarity's new store.
  • Cinch: "Now now, ladies. Because I'm feeling generous, the fashion models have no need for bum insections... As per request by Princess Candence and Shining Armor. Just follow me to the store and do behave yourselves."
  • Cinch starts leading the models as Eye Beholder was seen with them with Stool Pigeon was following.
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Quietly) Okay Eye, just do what needs to be done, and your mom will be off your back about it, okay?"
  • Eye Beholder: "(Quietly) Pigeon, you don't have to remind me, I've been made to do things like this so many times I lost count."
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Quietly) I know, I know. Just, meet up with me when you get something juicy, and leave the rest to- (Gets grabbed by Guards) (Loudly) WHY-OXY?!"
  • Guard 1: "Hold it Griffin, the exception applies to the models only!"
  • Guard 2: "Prepare your anus for inspection! (Puts on hoof glove)!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "WAIT, WAIT?! I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE, I WAS CLEAN?!"
  • Guard 2: "Things could've changed from that time."
  • Stool Pigeon: "I WAS LITERALLY GONE FOR ONLY TWO DAYS?!"
  • Guard 1: "A lot can happen in two days! Continue with Butt-Inspecting!"
  • Stool Pigeon screamed!
  • Eye Beholder: "WAIT WAIT WAIT, STOP?! (The Guards look at her)..... He's my...... Personal Entourage reporter."
  • Guard 1: "..... The Griffin?"
  • Guard 2: "I don't know, he looks more like tabloid paparazzi trash to me."
  • Stool Pigeon: "HEY, I RESENT THAT?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "He's been down on his luck recently! Just take it easy on him, he means no harm."
  • The Guards look at Cinch.....
  • Cinch: "...... If the model said the Griffin is clean, then no butt inspection is required."
  • The Guards obeyed and let Stool Pigeon go as he plops painfully into the ground.
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Dazed) Why me?"
  • Eye Beholder chuckled embarrassedly and started to drag Stool Pigeon as the other models look awkwardly at her.
  • Cinch kept a curious and cautious eye on Eye Beholder and Stool Pigeon....
  • Eye Beholder: ".... (Quietly) I don't want you to be seen around me when we get to the store, okay? When we get there, just keep out of sight until I find something, okay?"
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Pained) No, problem. Gives me an excuse to take pictures of the area for my tabloid piece on "Beeee-YYYYOOOOU-T-Ful Cities" back in the Slummy Press."
  • Eye Beholder: "(Quietly).... One of these days, I'm going to get you a more honest reporting job."
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Quietly) Your mom doesn't seem to mind my career choice."
  • Eye Beholder: "(Quietly) Not for the right reasons! Just, keep out of trouble, okay! And be careful of that Cinch Pony! She's very good at reading people, and you are NOT very good at keeping secrets, and I don't just mean the paparazzi profession! You crack easily under pressure! You're even afraid of Fipixfi, and she's only a Pixoodle!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Quietly and fearfully) In my defense, that little bug-winged dog knows how to break ya! I'm still recovering from the RECENT beat-ups! Why did your mom had to teach that thing all of the martial arts?!"
  • Ete Beholder: "(Sighs), (Lets go of the tail) (Quietly) Just go and keep out of trouble. (Walks off)...."
  • Stool Pigeon: ".... (Sighs), I'm so glad to have a friend like her. (Sees Pastry Store)...... Sweet, pastries. I wonder if they have scones in there. (Enters into the store and sees the sweet baked goods).... Duuuuh...... This is betta then scones. This is like Under-Pay's private candy and sweets stache..... (Checked his bag and finds some bits).... Good, still had enough leftover pay from the last job. (Gets to the counter) Excuse me, baker, I would like to buy uh... (Shows bits) Whatever much this amount of bits will get me."
  • Baker: "Well, I think you look like you have enough bits to buy...... Oh my, that's alot of bits."
  • Stool Pigeon: "There used to be more, believe me, but ya know, rent troubles, over-due taxes and library books, bullies and thug shakedowns, general dept problems, I'm lucky to even still get food on the table."
  • Baker: "Oh you poor Griffin. Here, for today only, (Pulls out a delicious tray of Christail Empire Themed Cupcakes) My specialty Chrisail Empire cupcakes, made with love.... And from Pinkie Pie's hot-selling cookbook, "Cupcakes and You". She's a genius with that stuff."
  • Stool Pigeon: "Well I'm someone who's usually familiar with scones, so I'll be the judge of that. (Takes a cupcake and takes a small bite..... Gets a cartoonish reaction and wolfed the thing down!).... OH WHERE THE FUDGE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! Thanks!"
  • Baker: "No problem. Remember, on the house."
  • Stool Pigeon: "Oh you're too kind, even for Pony Standards. (Leaves Store). Ohhh yeah, if it wasn't for the butt inspections, I might come here more oft- (Bumps into someone) D'OW?! Hey watch where ya standing ya- (Saw it was Cinch staring at him)..... Yipe?! You're the Butt Inspection lady!"
  • Cinch: "My name is Cinch, by the way, for your information."
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Gulps in a panic).... Look, Beholder already said I'm with her, so there's no need for butt inspections, okay?"
  • Cinch: "I'm aware. But I want to make you understand, Griffin. If I am given any reason you are a part of something dubious, you, will answer, to me. I was once able to make an Orc beg for prison, after how I interrogated that brute of a previously foiled coup during the fritz! I look at you, and see a less sturdy griffin. But, as far as I know, you're just a model's entourage reporter. So, do behave yourself in this kingdom.... Am I clear?"
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Scared) Crystal..."
  • Cinch: "Good..... Oh, and clean up after yourself. You seemed to have, forgotten your bathroom training in fear."
  • Stool Pigeon realized that he was standing on something wet......
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... Sorry about that. Weak-bladder."
  • Cinch teleported off as Stool used napkins from the cupcake bag to clean up his mess.
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Quietly) This is gonna be one of those days."
  • They were watched by a pony.
  • Pony: (On communicator) Mother Lode? Eye Beholder and her stupid Slummy Press griffin Stool Pigeon are in town.
  • (Mother Lode): Well ain't that interesting? The daughter of the bitch that took much of my power? Methinks a ransom is in order.
  • Pony: Well, mam, I think they're here for Miss Rarity's new boutique in town. Likely, Mode finally deemed Rarity a serious enough competitor to "Borrow" Ideas from.
  • (Mother Lode): Why that no good, HAG!!!! She just CAN'T help herself, can she?! Nobody owns schemes here but me! Nothing stopped me before. Not even the fritz. I used antimagic to secure my hoofhold on the underworld, and now that black magic is back, time to remind ponies inside and outside the Crystal Empire who's the mama of this town.

Meanwhile...

  • The models and Beholder arrived in Transparenty Pleasantries.
  • Cheery Pink Pony Model: "This is like, sooooo awesome! You seeing this Poutyface?"
  • Serious Dark Purple Model Pony (Poutyface): "Pepstep, we talked about this. We're here on serious business."
  • Aggressive Red Model Pony: "(Shoving through other models) HEY I'M WALKING 'ERE?!"
  • Poutyface: "Oh great. Even Catfight is here."
  • Catfight: "(Sees Poutyface) Well if it ain't Miss Downer and her cheery friend! Fancy meeting you opposites here of all places! I know Rarity's open to all models, but this is ridiculous!"
  • Suddenly, a beautiful but daring green model pony flew in from the window and started to do acrobatic tricks and flips and landed into the center of the room!
  • Catfight: "..... OH WHO INVITED SHOW-OFF?!"
  • Show-Off: "(Removes goggles and helmet to reveal beautiful eyes and still beautiful mane for having to wear a helmet) Hi to you too, Catfight. How's anger management class doing?"
  • A Model Pony with Bon-Bon's color scheme was seen talking to a poster of Rarity!
  • Model Pony: "Miss Rarity, it is an HONOR to meet you! I'm your biggest fan!"
  • A Smarter Organe Yellow-Maned Model Pony came to the dumb model pony....
  • Smarter Model: "..... Cutie, that's, not Rarity. That's just a poster with her face on it."
  • Cutie: "...... Oh....... (Looks at a glass Statue of Rarity).... Is THAT Rarity, Beauty Smart?"
  • Beauty Smarts sighed facehoofing.
  • Beauty Smarts: "That's, just a sculpture."
  • Catfight: "Oh great, if it isn't smarty pants and the hottest dumbass ever."
  • Beauty Smarts: "I see you got out of Anger Management Class early, Catfight."
  • Catfight: "As if I would pass up an opportunity for a new fashion place in the Chrsilian Imperium of all places!"
  • Poutyface: "Crystal Empire, Catfight."
  • Catfight: "Potato Po-Ta-To!"
  • Beauty Smarts: "No one actselly says "Po-Ta-To"."
  • Catfight: "Point is it's the same thing, smarty pants!"
  • Show-Off: "(Sees Eye Beholder in the crowd)..... Heads up girls..... Mode's Daughter is here."
  • Poutyface: "Oh dear. Guess that means Mode's finally taken poor Rarity seriously enough to, "Borrow" ideas from her as well."
  • Catfight: "I'll handle this! (Gets ready to be aggressive but Beauty Smarts held her back)."
  • Show-Off: "Look, let me, Pep, and Pouty handle this, okay?"
  • Show-Off, Poutyface and Pepstep got to Eye Beholder......
  • Show-Off: "..... Hey Eye."
  • Eye Beholder: "...... Look, I know what you three are gonna say, but-"
  • Poutyface: "Eye, you need to stop encouraging your mother's bad behavior."
  • Eye Beholder: "(Quietly) Not so loud, okay? As far as anyone knows, I'm just another model, okay? I don't want that to get out if that Cinch pony's here."
  • Pepstep: "Is that cute griffin guy here too?"
  • Eye Beholder: "Duhhh, (Tries to stage it) You mean my Entourage Reporter? He's taking pictures for his piece on, uhh, Wonderous Cities for Equestria Daily!"
  • Pepstep: "Ohhh, so you got him out of Slummy Press and into a better thing-"
  • Eye Beholder: "(Sternly) SHUSH?!"
  • Pepstep: ".... Ohhh, (Quietly) You lied about that, did ya?"
  • Eye Beholder: ".... (Quietly) Look, I told him to keep out of trouble, okay?"
  • Poutyface: "You are aware that even if that clumsy hybrid of feline and avian TRIES to do so, trouble finds HIM? That Griffin attracts trouble like flies to honey!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Well worst-case scenario, he ends up getting attacked by, I no, Tartaric Dobermens. The Christail Empire is a pretty safe locale."
  • Pepstep: "Then would it be bad to mention that two such Tartaric Dobermens had been said to escape from a leak in Tartarus and are still being looked for?"
  • Eye Beholder: "Well the odds of them ever ending up here are slim, Tartaric Dobermens HATE cold places."
  • Show-Off: "Take my advice, never try to challenge karma with even sensible logic. It will ALWAYS prove ya wrong. That's what my Grammy taught me."
  • Vogue and Miss Mane arrived, it got every model's attention, even halting the conversation with Eye Beholder and the others.
  • Poutyface: ".... (Quietly to Beholder) We're continuing this privately afterwords."
  • Vogue: "My dear mare models, I welcome you, to Transparenty Pleasnetries..... Title Work-In-Progress. And now presenting, (Rarity appeared in a dramatic display)!"
  • Rarity: "RARITY FOR YOU!"
  • The Models got excited and cheered!
  • Cutie: "I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN?!.... Wait, that's the real one this time, right?"
  • Beauty Smarts: "Yes."
  • Cutie: "I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN?!"
  • Eye Beholder looked to be in bliss of finally getting to meet a symbol of hope in life.... Though she got conflicted with what role she's made to play.
  • Vogue: "Now, the auditions are simple. You'll be given sample dresses to wear and show yourself off on the runway with your best struts and what not. A model working here need's to look fabulous. It needs to be eye-catching. And above all.... The outfit has to make you look more beautiful then you naturally are. You'll be graded by points based on beauty, grace, wears, and most of all.... How fabulous you look! The contest starts tomorrow, so you're welcome to stay in the Diamond Hotel I rented out for all you ladies. All expenses paid."
  • The models got excited, espeically Eye Beholder.

Diamond Hotel.

  • Eye Beholder was already unpacking her things when she hears a knock on the door.
  • Eye Beholder: "It's not locked."
  • Show-Off and the other named Model Ponies came in.
  • Catfight: "All right, back to business. Be honest, Beholdy! You're here to "Borrow" things for mommy dearest again, aren't ya?"
  • Eye Beholder: "Girls, come on, I promise it's not like that-"
  • Stool Pigeon crashes into the window comedically again!
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Muffled) WHY IS IT I CAN'T SEE GLASS?! I KNOW WINDOWS EXIST YET I CAN'T SEE THEM?! WHAT GIVES, REALITY?!"
  • Eye Beholder sighed and opens the window to let Stool Pigeon in as he clumsily plops in!
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Dazed) I need to give a report to your mom abou- (Sees the other models and snaps out of it)...... About, how you had been doing? Mode really cares about her well-being, ya know?"
  • Catfight: "..... Eye, just because Cutie is the dumb one, doesn't mean the stereotype of models being idiots is true! Hell, have you seen Beauty Smarts? She's more like what you expect from a scientist than a model! So be honest already?! You're doing your mom favors again, aren't you?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "(Sighs, close the door to ensure silence)..... I tried to talk her out of it, you guys know I do."
  • Show-Off: "And we trust that..... We just believe your mom is not committed to it. You're gonna need to come clean someday, or else when she is finally exposed, her luck's gonna wear off, espeically if you get caught in the Chrystal Empire. Candence is Celestia's niece, and she WILL tell Celestia about this. I doubt your mom's unsueable ass will survive Celestia's brand of justice! And we don't want to see you get dragged with her and her corporate stooges."
  • Pepstep: "Yeah, you're too pretty for Black Stallian Asylum!"
  • Beauty Smart: "I also can't help but feel you're here espeically cause your mother is still sour about the E.E.A. thing awhile back.... That will only ensure a place in Project R.E.P.E.N.T., like with O'Hardknocks."
  • Eye Beholder: "(Gets teary) I'M AWARE OF THAT?! YOU THINK I'M NOT TRYING TO GET HER TO STOP?! I DIDN'T WANT MY MOTHER TO GO DOWN THIS ROAD?!"
  • Cutie: "But, you two don't share the same last names. Why is that?"
  • Eye Beholder: "I got it from my father. My mother married him."
  • Show-Off: I thought this was a matriarchal society.
  • Eye Beholder: It's because my dad proposed and thus her actual name is a maiden one.
  • Cutie: "Well why isn't your daddy doing anything about it?"
  • Eye Beholder: "KINDA HARD FOR HIM TO INTERVENE WHEN HE'S IN A COMA FOR YEARS?! (Stunned Silence)...... He got hurt badly during the Magic University revolt."
  • Stool Pigeon: "The one with the giant crazy Eagle-Beak guy? I wrote a controversy-attracting tabloid on that, easiest money I got that time!"
  • Eye Beholder: "..... Mom and dad picked a bad time to visit Canterlot to visit old friends just when the revolt broke out. Some corrupted students began fighting eachother, and dad shielded mom from an attack..... He's been in a coma ever since......"
  • Catfight: ".... Is that why your mom's stealing other ponies designs?"
  • Eye Beholder: "No, she had this problem for awhile because, her parents shared the same philosophy as that Dr. Eureka pony where the strong must take from others to better themselves, something among those lines..... But dad was helping her see the light..... But then Eagle-Beak ruined that when Dad got into the coma... I tried to finish what he started, but.... Mom, just gets progressively worse."
  • Poutyface: ".... Is that why you let her walk all over you and make you ruin many others' lives? You clearly reckitnese that your mother has a warped philosophy, and her greedy cronies are only worsening it. They're bad influences."
  • Eye Beholder: "YA THINK I DON'T KNOW THAT?! But, mom is easing her grief WITH the business! It's therapeutic to her to ease her masked pain by having her business be as powerful as it is. And those three, Mr. Corprete for as much as he is CLEARLY near retirement age,  as well as Overtime and Under-Pay, who do nothing but argue about things like Under-Pay's bad suger addiction and insult eachother with fat jokes and risks of diabetes, are like her only friends outside of Fipixfi, her pet Pixoodle."
  • Stool Pigeon: "WHO ALWAYS KICKS MY BUTT FOR AS SMALL SHE IS?!"
  • Catfight: "(Deadpan) You got your ass kicked by a Pixoodle?"
  • Stool Pigeon: "IT KNOWS ALL KNOWN MARTIAL ARTS?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Girls, please, just, keep quiet about this, okay? I promise, after this, I'm telling mom I won't do it anymore, okay?"
  • Show-Off: ".... In all good sense, we can't abide to this."
  • Eye Beholder: "Please, you guys don't want me to be dragged down with my mother, right? Well telling anyone, espeically Cinch, will only garrentie that, okay? Look, I promise, it's the last time. Then afterwords, I'll tell mother I won't be doing it anymore! Rarity will be the last time, okay?..... Please?"
  • The Models look at eachother.....
  • Catfight: "..... Only for as long as nothing too serious happens. Be warned that if anything happens, ESPECIALLY CAUSE OF THE GRIFFIN DOING SOMETHING STUPID, or if something even more serious happens, we will sing like canaries about this. Okay?"
  • Eye Beholder: ".... That's, the best I got from you girls, isn't it?"
  • Show-Off: "Only because we worry about you, Eye. Your current situation with your mother isn't healthy, and needs to be addressed."
  • Eye Beholder: ".... Okay. I'll promise nothing too intense will happen here. Things will be peaceful, and Stool will stay out of trouble. In fact, he will not interact with ANYPONY. Espeically, not, Cinch, NOR even Rarity unless I'm around."
  • Stool Pigeon: "Got ya. I'm gonna be like a microbe! I'll never be seen!"
  • The Models stared unsure and unconvinced by Stool's statement.....
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... What?"
  • Catfight:... You, madam, are royally f****d.
  • The models left.....
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... Was it something I said?"
  • Eye Beholder: "..... (Sighs). I, have lost control of my life."

The Following Day.

  • The Models have returned to the newly remodeled Transparent Pleasantries that clearly gotten a needed pick-me-up.
  • Eye Beholder: "Woooow..... It looked more beautiful then it did before."
  • Vogue: "(Lets the models in) Okay ladies, the auditions will begin soon. Report yourselves into the dressing room and be ready for the runway."
  • Eye Beholder wanted to get excited, but is also anxious about what she is expected to do. She's also worried about Stool Pigeon and how he would inevitably end up in trouble.

Dressing room.

  • The Models were seen dressing up and gussing up on make-up.
  • Snooty Model: "Hey, have you girls heard about the latest fiasco in that Friendship School? (Eye Beholder's ears perked up. She was afraid of this part. She wanted to pay it no mind, but she knows she had to obey Mode's request). I heard that the school turned out to be where the Tartaric Leak had happened."
  • Worry-Wort Model: "Goodness."
  • Cynical Model: "Was it because of that clumsy Abyssian Vulture again?"
  • Snooty Model: "Ehhhhh, yes and no. His lady friend Euri did well to prevent any mistake on HIS part. However, he DID decide that having the students make portals to Tartarus and bring back a creature there to learn science was a BRILLIANT idea! Thus, there was this student that was obsessed with Tartarus, and he made a portal so strong that it caused a leak!"
  • Snarky Model: "(Sarcastic) Gee, you think THAT was how those Tartaric Dobermens got out?"
  • Snooty Model: "That is a safe assumption, darling."
  • Judgemental Model: "Ugh, why does Sparkle keep that accident prone nutty professor around?! Even when he wasn't the one to make a bad thing happen, a bad thing happens CAUSE of him!"
  • Snooty Model: "Oh I'm sure the princess would make an example of him soon enough should she ever hear it."
  • Snarky Model: "In fact, I'm betting that Sparkle's gonna get a message about it from the place and-"
  • Twilight's voice: "BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDD?"
  • That scream echoed throughout Equestria......
  • Snooty Model: "... (Hoity laugh), Well when you're right, yer right. (The Gossipers laugh, unaware that Beholder had heard them)."
  • Eye Beholder sighed sadly......
  • Eye Beholder: "(Quietly) At least I can get this part of mother's request out of the way."

Runway.

  • Twilight was seen very pissed off as Spike was rubbing her down....
  • Twilight: "UNBELIEVABLE?! EVEN WHEN BUZZORD WASN'T THE ONE WHO CAUSED THE ACCIDENT, HE STILL HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT?!" WAS HE SERIOUSLY MENTAL ENOUGH TO WANT TO TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO MAKE PORTALS TO TARTARUS?!"
  • Starlight: "Don't worry, Barktrot said she's already disapleaning the professor AND the student that REALLY likes Tartarus."
  • Applejack: "But I guess we'll have to keep a lookout for those Tartaric Dobermen."
  • Twilight: "When we get back there, I AM GIVING THE PROFESSOR A PIECE OF MY MIND?!"
  • Some Shady Ponies were seen having over-heard that and left.
  • Rainbow Dash: "I think we need to have Euri and those other assistants keep Buzzy on an even tighter leash now, huh?"
  • Spike: Yeah. We're already kind of causing a scene.
  • Applejack: I'm sure she'll cool down.
  • Twilight was snorting like a mad bull!
  • Applejack: "..... EEE-Eventually."
  • Fluttershy: Oh my. That's the first time I've seen Twilight this mad in a while. Twilight?
  • Twilight:... (Does Cadence's breathing technique)... Well... Rarity's counting on us. Let's get this show on the road.
  • Vogue: "(Comes in) Are the models ready yet, dears?"
  • Twilight: Almost. There's just some... Cartoonish banter with them. They're being... Mostly cooperative.
  • Rainbow Dash: I have no idea why ponies like these are models... Except the pegasi.
  • Pinkie: Oh, yeah, because you... Know.
  • Applejack: Well none of us are stallions. Maybe it's their looks.
  • Rainbow Dash: Probably. Even the dumbest of mares can be models if they bring enough boners.
  • Twilight: Rainbow Dash! That's not very appropriate.
  • Spike: But not inaccurate.
  • Vogue: Well it's in 10 minutes. They better be ready then, or they'll be REALLY sorry. (They left)
  • Spike: "Yikes, when did Vogue got so strict?"
  • Starlight: "Well since this store is expected to open by the end of the week, I imagine that was pressure talking."
  • Applejack: "Well making a store in the Crystal Empire, I would imagine, is an ambitious project. There's a lot of expectations involved, espeically with Cinch."
  • Rainbow Dash: Totally. I don't blame V for being so rough.
  • Pinkie: Everypony's a little cranky today, huh?
  • Twilight: That's kind of because it's close to the holidays. The ones Icky says is, and thy quote, 'A holiday clusterf***'.
  • Pinkie: Good point.
  • Applejack: Then we best get these ladies ready fast.
  • Fluttershy: I'm sure they calmed down already when they remembered what they're here f-

Later...

  • Fluttershy: (Held her mouth in shock seeing the models arguing crazily)
  • Spike: Girls, huh? (All 6 looked at him sternly) Ugh, why can't I be mostly around guys?
  • Twilight: We're in a matriarchal society.
  • Spike: Sometimes I wish it wasn't.
  • Rainbow Dash: Much of us do.
  • Starlight: "AHEM! Ladies, ladies, LADIES?! (The Models stopped arguing)...... Okay, dare I ask, WHY are you ponies arguing with eachother?"
  • All Models: (Pointing at Catfight) SHE STARTED IT!!
  • Spike: Ugh! Can we all NOT have a chick fight here-
  • Show-Off: No offense, but we don't need some random dragon's opinion.
  • Spike: OHO, NO! YOU PONIES NEED TO LEARN SOME SELF-MOTIVATION!! OTHERWISE NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU'LL BE BARGING INTO A PRINCESS'S TOWER AND THEREFORE COMMITTING AN ACT OF TREASON!! YOU CAN'T EXACTLY RELY ON THE HEAD HONCHO ALL THE TIME LIKE A BUNCH OF SYCOPHANTS!!!
  • Poutyface: Uh, yeah we do. Equestria IS a monarchy after all.
  • Cynical Model: Technically it's an oligarchy since there are four princesses, unless you count Cadence's baby-
  • Snarky Model: HOW OFTEN DO PONIES THANK YOU FOR NEEDLESS INFORMATION, CYNIC TREND?! WHAT'S THAT, NEVER?!?
  • Cynic: Well excuse me, Miss Snarky Sashes!!
  • Poutyface: POINT IS, THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE OUR POINT OF REFERENCE, OTHERWISE IT'D BE A DEMOCRACY!!!
  • Spike: WELL IT'S THE PRINCIPLE, DAMMIT!!!
  • Twilight: Spike!
  • Spike: Well sorry, I'm kinda trying to help here.
  • Twilight: ".... Okay, just, what did Catfight do?"
  • Snooty Model: "SHE was being contentious with me about, a private affair between our families."
  • Catfight: WELL SORRY IF OUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS HAD AFFAIRS WITH EACH OTHER'S WIVES!!! IT'S INFIDELITY WITH EXTRA STEPS!!!
  • Snooty Model: "Hey, Polygamy is technically legal in Equestria!"
  • Catfight: "THAT DOESN'T MAKE LIVES LESS AWKWORD AND CONFLICT INDUCING, SNOOTY BATOOTY?!"
  • Pinkie and Rainbow Dash broke into fits of laughter!
  • Snooty Batooty: "WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH AN ETHICIST ABOUT IT, ONE-LOVER?! STAYING IN SINGULARITY WILL RISK LOVE FOR THAT PERSON TO RUN IT'S COURSE AND IT TURNS INTO PETTY ARGUMENTS AND THEN DIVORCE?! SEEING OTHERS ACTSELLY HELPS RELATIONSHIPS CAUSE IT EASES TENSION ASSOCIATED WITH A SINGLE PAIR?!"
  • Catfight: True as that seems, it's still not a popular concept. Mainly because we're a matriarchal society. Women are the dominant gender here.
  • Rainbow Dash: Yeah, so many stallions must be sexually happy in a setting like this.
  • Cynic: Says the gaybo with a wing fetish.
  • Rainbow Dash: ABICHBIBUH... HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT?!
  • Cynic: C'mon, we saw you eyeing the Pegasus models' flying. We're NOT eye candy, lady.
  • Rainbow Dash: THIS IS RIDICULOUS, EVERYPONY REMEMBER WHY YOU'RE HERE!!!
  • Catfight: "Yeah, Dash's weird specific bodypart fetish is not relevant here! (Rainbow Dash gave a frustrated snort at that) It's about Batooty's parents screwing around with mine?!"
  • Snooty Batooty: "Look, if it helps, both our parents are consenting adults, and it was easing tensions they were having for eachother."
  • Catfight: "BUT NOT EXACTLY FOR THE REASONS YOU THINK, YOU APOLOGIST?!"
  • Snooty Batooty: "HEY, MY PARENTS WERE ALSO DOING IT TO ALOT OF OTHER PONIES BEFORE YOURS CAME AROUND, IT SAVED THEIR MARRIAGE?! THEY WOULD'VE DIVORCED AGES AGO IF THEY STUCK WITH EACH OTHER?!"
  • Catfight: "Your parents may be pros at that, BUT MINE WEREN'T?! YOU HAD ANY IDEA HOW AWKWORD IT WAS WHEN THEY DISCOVERED THE AFFAIRS?!"
  • Snooty Batooty: "I've been, told your parents had abit of a strained relationship. I get where you are coming from, but, one can argue that's just the side-effect of a singularity dominated society that they weren't used to it enough on having more than a single life partner. They weren't trained to react properly to it..... If it helps, it never got too, sexual. It was mostly just dances, parties, carnivals, even a sky cruse. Both of your parents missed the bathular life, and, my parents wanted to help them on that. They only got upset cause they thought it was just them doing it separately."
  • Catfight: "(Angry with tears) That doesn't eased the fact they're filing for divorce now?! They both felt faithless to each other!"
  • Snooty Batooty: "I'm sorry if it ended up not working out, but it's singularity's fault that's the case, not my parents nor their beliefs."
  • Catfight: "ARE YOU SERIOUSLY THIS MUCH OF AN APOLOGIST TO NOT REALISE THAT EVEN IF GOOD INTENTIONS WERE INVOLVED, IT STILL PAVED A WAY TO HELL FOR ME?!"
  • Snooty Batooty: "MY PARENTS DIDN'T ASK FOR YOURS TO FILE FOR DIVORCE, IT WAS SOMETHING THEY DECIDED ON THEIR OWN TERMS!? IN FACT, MY PARENTS TRIED TO SUGGEST OTHERWISE AND JUST BE FRIENDS AFTER THE EXPERIENCE, EVEN HAVING TRIED TO RECOMMEND THEM TO THE FINEST MARRIAGE COUNSELORS AND LOVE ADVISERS IN EQUESTRIA?!"
  • Catfight: "THAT DOESN'T EXCUSE THEM FOR WHAT THEY DID?! LAST MINUTE BUYER'S REMORSE, DOESN'T MAKE THEM LESS LIKE, SUCCUBUSES?!"
  • Models gasped!
  • Snooty Batooty: ".... You, are this close, of having to go through your namesake, you angry little troglodyte?!"
  • Catfight: "BRING IT ON, I'M READY FOR YA, BITCH?!"
  • Rainbow Dash: I MEANT RARITY'S FASHION SHOW, YOU JACKASSES!!!!
  • Silence......
  • Applejack: "..... Dash....... I think ya just done made things worse."
  • Rainbow Dash: "..... Oops."

Later.

  • The Models began to complain to Rarity about Rainbow Dash's crassness!
  • Rarity: Rainbow! What did you do?
  • Rainbow Dash: Nothing.
  • Rarity: WHAT, DID, YOU, DO?!
  • Rainbow Dash: I F****D YOUR MOM!!! THESE PONIES ARE SO UNCOOPERATIVE!!! They embarrassed me, then they completely neglect their presence here for their own personal problems. OF COURSE I WAS GONNA CALL EM JACKASSES!!!
  • Poutyface: THAT'S NO EXCUSE, YOU INSULTING BRAT!!
  • Cynic: Miss Rarity, I am disgusted by your choice in friends.
  • Rarity: EXCUSEZ MOI?! We are the friends of the Princess of Friendship. How do you not know she's a hothead?
  • Catfight: We do. However she has NO manners.
  • Rarity: Well neither do you. This is important to me, and my friends try to help, and THIS is how you make a good impression?
  • Pepstep: We're of high class... Well, some of us. We expect manners.
  • Rainbow Dash: Well then maybe you should've stayed home. Everypony, I'm sorry for being so mean, but all of you are so frustrating! You come here to see Rarity and you s*** all over her dreams by arguing and being complete jerks? We have just 1 minute left until the show, and you just f****d it up. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!
  • Eye Beholder:... She's got a good point. You all are disgraces. (Cynic lipped "Oh hi, kettle, name's pot, you're black.") Well if you're going to be that way, MAYBE HER FRIENDS AND I SHOULD DO THE SHOW WITHOUT YOU!! (She tore off their clothes and started to dress the Mane Heroes) Let's get this over with. And as for you sticks in the mud, you better think about what you've done. (She left with the others)
  • All Models:... THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!! (They rioted)

Outside

  • Eye Beholder: (She and Rarity's friends wore the dresses and everybody cheered with hoof stomping)

Later...

  • Rarity: Well that was better than I feared it would- SANTA MARIA!!!! (The backroom was a wreck after the fight)... WHAT HAPPENED HERE?!
  • Cynic: GIRLS, IT AIN'T OUR FAULT WE GOT RUINED... IT'S EYE'S FAULT!!!
  • Eye Beholder: HOW IS IT MY FAULT?! YOU RUINED YOURSELVES!!
  • Show-Off: OH SHUT UP!!!! IN FACT, WE SHOULD'VE TOLD RARITY ABOUT YOU AND YOUR MOTHER!!!
  • Rarity: Wait.... What? What does this have to do with Beholder's mum?
  • Vogue: "(Comes in with Cinch) Girls, I- (Saw the mess) CELESTIA'S GLORIOUS BUTT?!"
  • Starlight: "Okay, all these sayings based around Celestia is REALLY starting to be abit much now."
  • Cinch: "My goodness, did a riot happen here?"
  • Catfight: "YEAH, AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF EYE BEHOLDER?!"
  • Cinch had a firm stare at Eye Beholder....
  • Cinch: "..... Miss Beholder, explain yourself."
  • Vogue: "Wait wait wait wait wait! EYE BEHOLDER?! As in, the daughter of Lady Mode, the fashion tycoonist?! Rarity, I know your daring, but Beholder is RISKY BUSINESS?! She's-"
  • Stool's voice: "HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP?!"
  • Stool Pigeon barged in and closed the door to barricade it up with mannequins and hangers.
  • Stool Pigeon: "Eye, don't get mad, but..... TWO PONIES IN SUITS MANAGED TO OPEN A SHORTCUT PORTAL FOR THE TARTARIC DOBERMENS FROM WHEREVER THOSE THINGS ORIGINALLY WERE?! THOSE MONSTERS CHASED ME, SO I WENT TO HIDE WITH YOU?!"
  • Cinch: "AND LEAD THOSE HELLHOUNDS STRAIGHT TO A BUILDING FILLED WITH DEFENSELESS MODELS?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "...... I, barricaded the door?"
  • Cinch: "TO KEEP OUT WINGED DEMONIC DOBERMENS CAPABLE OF FIREY AND BRIMSTONISH TELEPORTATION?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... Uh, is this place like, Hell-Dog proof?"
  • Suddenly two bursts of fire appeared as too winged demonic dobermens appeared growling!
  • Stool Pigeon: "EEEK?! APPARENTLY NOT?! WHY IS IT ALWAYS ME AT THE RAW END OF DEAL WITH DOGS?!"
  • Cinch: "Tartaric Dobermens are hunters of sin! They're typically used to chase after escaped souls of the damned from the River Styx. You must be loaded with sin energy that they mistook you for one!"
  • Vogue: "Oh of course HE would be filled with sin energy. He's a sorry little tabloid writer for the Slummy Press."
  • Cinch: "(Got confused), But, Eye Beholder said he was a personal reporter entourage."
  • Vogue: "(Deadpan) And you listened to her?"
  • Cinch: ".... Duh, I, duh..... MISS BEHOLDER?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "I can explain- (Stool Pigeon screamed as he was being chased by the Tartaric Dobermens)! STOOL?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "EEEEK!! NICE DEMON DOGGIES, NICE DEMON DOGGIES!! CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUUUUTE!!!"
  • The Second Tartaric Dobermen stopped to look at the models, sensing some sin in some of them, like Snooty, Catfight, Vogue, and especially the heaviest sin energy in Eye Beholder.... It growled at her espeically....
  • Pinkie: "..... Uhhhh, I don't want to scare you, but, I don't think that Tartaric Dobermen likes you all that much."
  • Cinch: "It smells her sin energy! These hellhounds track villains because they smell sin and evil. And I think it has to be as bad as the Griffin's for that kind of reaction!"
  • Eye Beholder: "(As the Tartaric Dobermen climbed up to her)..... Nice, demon doggie, good, erm, bad in a good way demon doggie.... You want like, a bone from a sinner's body or something? (The Tartaric Dobermen snapped at her) EEK?! BAD CALL, BAD CALL?! Uh, you wanna satanic scooby snack? (The Tartaric Dobermen growled intensely).... Devil Biscuits? (The Tartaric Dobermen opened its jaws at her) No please, no, please?!"
  • It looked like the Tartaric Dobermen was about to grab her, when suddenly, the door was kicked opened!
  • Both Tartaric Dobermens look to see the Pillers of Equestria at the front door!
  • Mage Meadowbrook: "Naughty Hellhounds! Ya'll are suppose to be in Tartarus preventing sinned souls from escaping!"
  • Rockhoof: "Now you hellish hounds are going back to Tartarus where ya belong!"
  • The Tartaric Dobermens growled in defiance!
  • Flash Magnus: ".... Yup, that Thestral was right. These dogs do have an obedience problem."
  • Mistmane: "Then let's pray they're housebroken."
  • Starswirl: "Pillers, stall them whilst I get the portal spell ready to return them to Tartarus." (They did that as Eye Beholder was able to briefly escape until one of the Dobermans bit and held her tail)
  • Eye Beholder: LET ME GO YOU STUPID DOG!!! (The Tartaric Doberman just kept trying to hurt her)
  • Fluttershy: SHE SAID LET HER GO!! (She used the Stare on him, but he just kicked her away into a collection of dresses)
  • Rainbow Dash: HEY!! NOPONY DOES THAT TO MY FRIEND!! (The Tartaric Doberman barked with hellish fright getting her to back down, as Eye Beholder was trying and failing to escape the Dobermans and so were the others they were after)
  • Catfight: HEEELP UUSS!!! (The Pillars started getting the Tartaric Dobermans' attention by using Equinox magic, actually harming them, causing them to chase them)
  • Snooty: WE'RE GONNA DIE!!
  • Cinch: "This is why Tartaric Dobermen have to stay in Tartarus! They're not good with interacting with the overworld!"
  • Starlight: "WE NOTICED?!"
  • Show-Off: WELL THEY'RE SCARIER AND MORE SERIOUS THAN POLICE DOGS!!!
  • Starswirl: And they only obey Thestrals. (Suddenly the Dobermans pounce on all the Pillars stopping his progress)... These canines are smarter than I thought.
  • ???: HAAAALT!! (Death Coffin appeared)
  • Fluttershy: Death Coffin?
  • Death Coffin: I may not run much in the dead anymore, but I have a right to politely ask, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS UNAUTHORIZED SIN HUNT?!
  • Twilight: Buzzord accidentally let them loose for a student who is obsessed with this Tartarus.
  • Death Coffin:... Ugh! This is why I used to hate mortals. I'll escort them back. I'm a Thestral by proxy.
  • Show-Off: PLEASE DO!
  • Death Coffin managed to have a dominating presence the Tartaric Dobermens reckitnesed as they whimper and leave in obedience with Death Coffin.
  • Starswirl: ".... Sparkle, I'm gonna have to ask you to restrict that nutty Abyssian of ever having anything to do with Tartarus ever again!"
  • Twilight: "IT'S ALREADY ON MY BUCKET LIST?!"
  • Stool Pigeon was trying to sneak out while the going was good.
  • Cinch: "NOT SO FAST, MR. STOOL PIGEON?! (Stool Pigeon stopped in fear and cold sweat).... Care to ask a few simple questions?"
  • Stool Pigeon: "... Look, if it's about the demon dogs, I-"
  • Cinch: I WANT ANSWERS NOW, OR I'M TURNING YOU AND EYE IN!!
  • Stool Pigeon: EYE CAME HERE TO STEAL RARITY'S BUSINESS FOR HER MOM!!!
  • Eye Beholder: STOOL!!!
  • Stool Pigeon: TOO SCARED!!!
  • Eye Beholder: UGH, SERIOUSLY?! SHE DIDN'T EVEN DO ANYTHING TO YOU YET?!
  • Stool Pigeon: "THAT'S WHAT SCARES ME?! THE ANTICIPATION OF THAT?!"
  • Rarity: You, WHAT?
  • Eye Beholder: IN MY DEFENSE, SHE MADE ME DO IT!! Miss Rarity, I tried to talk her out of it. She's just being a vengeful bitch! I made it perfectly clear that I can't support her forever, but she never listened. I wasn't going to just go down with her. If I'm being honest, I didn't come for her. I came because I'm sick to death of her going down this self-destructive path! I tried and I tried AND I TRIED to protect her, but she's intolerably unreasonable!! Well I've had it! If she's going to be this stubborn and treat her own daughter like this, then I don't have to take it. You don't need to say ANYTHING about me never working with you, (Cries) BECAUSE I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED?! (Trotted off sadly as she cried).....
  • Rarity: "Wait, Beholder! (Eye Beholder stopped)..... You said your mum was doing it for revenge. What exactly is she getting revenge for?"
  • Eye Beholder: "On top of being a fashion tycoonist that based her business in the way of Dr. Eureka in taking ideas from people, she was also an E.E.A. member. A Chancellor. But mostly for the status apart from having taken fashion schools in the group's wings."
  • Rainbow Dash: "DARN IT, AND JUST WHEN IT WAS GONNA BE ONE MORE DAY BEFORE CELESTIA UPDATED US ON WHAT E.E.A. MEMBER TO LOOK OUT FOR?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Well, I'm sorry if mother ruined that like she ruined my chances to FINALLY live a normal life?! (Trots off)...."
  • Stool Pigeon began to feel awful about what happened. While the Tartaric Dobermens being out of Tartarus wasn't his doing, stupidly bringing them here like a coward was.....
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... Eye, I'm sorry-"
  • Eye Beholder: "STOOL, JUST-..... Just please don't. (Leaves)...."
  • Stool Pigeon: ".... So ya don't want me to write down the Tartaric Dobermens being freed by one of the Friendship School's faculty then since you didn't told them about how your mom also wanted you to do tha- AWWWWWWW, crap I spoke that out loud!"
  • Cinch: "..... You will be taken before Cadence and Shining Armor, Griffin. (Puts Stool Pigeon in a big birdcage)....."
  • Stool Pigeon: "....... Look, if it helps, I didn't mean for those demon dogs to cause a ruckus, I didn't wanted them to-"
  • Cinch: "THE TARTARIC DOBERMENS ARE IRRELEVANT NOW?! You will stand before the Princess of the Crystal Empire, for attempted Sabotage of the School of Friendship, and conspiracy of theft! Also, for being an accomplice to E.E.A. Chancellor Lady Mode Femme Reine!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... Look, do what ya want with me, but leave Eye out of it, okay? She didn't asked to be Mode's helper. My excuse for helping Lady Mode, is that I'm a gutless coward desperate for cash, so he's made to do low things while her Pixoodle beats the snot out of him. Eye? She was only being a good daughter. She earnestly tried to steer Mode away from this, but, ever since her dad got beaten badly during the Magic University fiasco, Mode lost her marbles. Her business is her coping mechanism.... Just unfortunate it involves being a fashion equivalent to Dr. Eureka. And those three stooges in her butt-kisser over-seers don't help! They encourage it cause it makes them money! Look, Lady Mode is not exactly herself. She's literally out of her mind in grief. She hasn't been the same since her husband is still a vegetable."
  • Pinkie: "I hope he wasn't made into a stew."
  • Applejack: "He means Beholder's Pa is in a coma, Pinkie."
  • Stool Pigeon: "Look, do what you want with me, but please leave Eye and Mode alone. Besides, Mode's untouchable to even Celestia's parents. She's too rich and powerful to EVER be sued. She has lawyers, FOR her lawyers. Many of them GOOD at countersuing as they are defending her. And she has bribed and controlled a lot of judges to always favor her. She's untouchable. Even if she were to commit murder or was running a pony trafficking scheme, she'll never get into legal s*** cause of her Lawyer Armada. So just go ahead and give me hell, I'm used to it."
  • Rainbow Dash: Phah! We can just publicly broadcast her crimes all over the world and not even her lawyers are going to save her. You think we don't know how to deal with bitches like her?
  • Stool Pigeon: "She's nothing like the kinda ponies you met! She has alot of broadcasting company's on her payroll! She'll bribe them to NOT let you ponies say ANYTHING about this! Never underestimate the power of money!"
  • Pinkie: Yeesh! I thought Mr. Krabs in Modern Spongebob Episodes was a tyrannical money-lover.

Dragon Guardian Temple.

  • Mr. Krabs was relaxing in a money bath, but then he stirred in confusion....
  • Mr. Krabs: "..... I don't know why, but I feel like I've been sassed and compared to a worse money-monger today."

Back to Equestria.

  • Rainbow: I would've gone for a character actually apart of MLP:FIM canon, but whatever.
  • Applejack: "Well something tells me we're in a REAL pickle here."
  • Pinkie: Yeah, this girl just bought victory. And I didn't think that was possible.
  • Rainbow Dash: Then let's buy her defeat.
  • Pinkie: GOOD IDEA!! We can buy her defeat!!
  • Rainbow Dash:... (Face-hooved)
  • Stool Pigeon: Well what are you guys going to do?
  • Twilight: We'll think of something.
  • They were unaware that some strange suited ponies were seen, and had left.
  • Suited Pony: "Mission accomplished. Lode's gonna be pleased."

Meanwhile...

  • Glittery-Maned Middle-Aged Pony: (She relaxed in a bubble bath underground in crystalline caves being waited by other ponies)... Ahhhh, feels good to be the crime boss of the Crystal Empire...... Why did I say something like that?
  • ???: MOTHER LODE!!! (The suited ponies arrived) Rarity's friends have been made aware of Mode and aim to correct it.
  • Mother Lode: Excellent... But they're going to be wasting their time. She has too many lawyers to count, and she buys anything like some crazy movie conglomerate.
  • (Deadpool): Haha, COMEDY!
  • Mother Lode: But... What if those lawyers and bought leverages were to... Disappear?
  • Suited Pony #2: Disappear?
  • Mother Lode: If those ponies aren't there to look out for her, then perhaps it'll guarantee her downfall. (Chuckles) Nopony but me could think of a plan to stop Mode in a million years.
  • Suited Pony #1: So how do we do that, boss?
  • Mother Lode: "Simple. What's the one weakness of even a VERY good lawyer?"
  • Suited Pony 2: ".... Legal, Mumbo Jumbo?"
  • Mother Lode: "Not a wrong answer, but something more complicated than that. These are corporate lawyers we're talking. And what's the best way to lose a corporate lawyer?"
  • Suited Pony 1: "Oh! Oh! If their paychecks run dry!"
  • Mother Lode: "EXACTLY! Though the real challenge is that this is Mode we're talking about. To corprete flunkies, Mode is like a money nirvana! She's an example of playing capitalism TOO well, much less the entire fashion industry!"
  • Suited Pony 2: "Gees, then those lawyers are set for life!"
  • Mother Lode: "Buuuuut! I do know of a talented usury capable criminal from this world of "Top Dollar City" who happens to be stationed in Equestria, eyeing Equestria's banks to figure out how our economy works. And, I managed to meet his hefty price on doing me a favor of going after Mode when I have specific need of him. And now, I do."
  • Suited Pony 1: "Sure, but, what exactly is he?"
  • Mother Lode: ".... Well, depends.... What's a better animal for a master of Usury.... Then a Lamprey?'

Manehatten.

  • Hidden in an alley, was an over-coat wearing Lamprey Fish with a fedora.... He answered a phone call from his cell.
  • Lamprey: "Who's calling?...... Ohhh, hey, Lode. I take it it's finally time to go after this rich pony ya don't like? Uh-huh. Uh-huh.... Say no more, Lode. Just give me the names of the banks Modey keeps her cash in and-..... Yikes. Pretty much half of all banks in this New York Wanna-be, huh?.... That is an ambitious operation, Lode. So you're gonna have to loan me some extra hooves for this, cause I may be Jacque U. Surison, master of usury, but I ain't a god, miss. Alright, good, I'll be expecting your henchies here soon.... And be sure none of them are dumbasses, alright? Cause nothing guarantees an operation to fall apart THEN LITERALLY THAT ONE GUY DOING SOMETHING STUPID, ALRIGHT?! I mean, I know I can trust you have no idiots, but, ya can't be too careful, ya know? The Lougers have been after my ass for a while because of my STUPID cousin messing up ONE transaction?!"
  • ???: We're already here, actually. (Some ponies appeared scaring him)
  • Jacque: WHAT THE SUCK?!? CAN YOU PLEASE NOT DO THAT FOR THIS ENTIRE MISSION?!
  • Suited Pony 1: "Sorry boss. We couldn't risk train travel because of guards. And hey, magic is back for a while now, so why not take full advantage?
  • Jacque: "... Riiight. Okay, if we're gonna Usury the crap out of Mode, we need to target the banks with the most money, like, ya know, out of every possible bank in this city, what is considered to be the favorite banks?"
  • Suited Pony 3: "Well, her favorite banks include the Liberty Belle Bank in central street, Sand-Dollar National down at Harbor Street, and a private account in Multibucks National Bank, a bank a lot of big-name ponies and non-ponies use for a more secured money experience."
  • Jacque: "Yowza, that last bank sounds like Fort Knox-levels of banking. I'm itching to bet that 3rd bank is the one that does all the paying for staff if it's in a bank THAT protective."
  • Suited Pony 2: "That's, the issue. Multibucks Bank is usually.... Usury-proof."
  • Jacque: "As to be expected, cause it's a bank that big names use. I imagine they would need to make themselves untouchable to folks like us."
  • Suited Pony 4: "That place is even tough for inside jobs because of heavy identity protocols. They have high-level unicorns and sudo-alicorns in there capable to use advance identity spells. Even the strongest changed identity spell can't survive that."
  • Suited Pony 5: "And their security guards are brutal! Minotaurs, Strong and Musley Centaurs, I hear talk they have a dragon that kinda is like Smaug in there! AND THAT'S THE CAPTAIN?! And they say, he's a MEAN son of a bitch!"
  • Jacque: "..... Wow. That bank does NOT mess around. Really got my work cut out for me."
  • Suited Pony #2: So, if it's that airtight, how are we going to f*** it up?
  • Jacque: You're the ones who told me about it, you tell me.
  • Suited Pony #4: We don't know, we assumed you were good at this.
  • Jacque: "(Pulls out a gun that scares the suited ponies).... Alchourse I'm good at this.... I'm just being open to suggestions. If ya haven't noticed, I'm not exactly native here. I was from Top Dollar City of Accord after all. Not meaning this to be a pun, but.... I'm a literal fish out of water in this world of multicolored magical mini horses. I was asking for native advice."
  • Suited Pony 4: ".... Alchourse, (Gulps), How, rude of us to not realize that."
  • Jacque: "It's fine, it's fine. (Puts gun away for now) Like I said to Lode, I may be a master, but I ain't a god. God complexes are the ultimate blinder of villains. Ya have any idea how often guys like that fall to the lougers because of falling for their own hype and lose themselves the moment they start to lose just because they just so happen to have something that can even put that Uniter on a run for her money? An awful lot! That can breed overconfidence, and overconfidence is worse than incompetence, cause then ya get too cocky and make mistakes because ya feel confident to survive them! Know what I mean?"
  • Suited Pony 5: "..... Ohhh, I get it. You're trying to avoid the common traps of their enemies, right? Dumb Minions, God Complexes, that sort of thing, right? You think it's how a lot of villains go down, right?"
  • Jacque: Correct.
  • Suited Pony #4: Well none of us have ever broken into Liberty Belle Bank, so, let's do something simple and start with that first. The security thinks of and prepares for every attempt at robbery. It's kind of why we asked. We assumed someone outside our world could do it.
  • Jacque:... Fair point. But lucky for you, I'm from Top Dollar City. Liberty Belle Bank should have security just like those of our banks.

Later...

  • Jacque: (They saw the bank)... It most certainly does.
  • Suited Pony 1: "Wait, I thought we were doing usury, not a bank robbery."
  • Jacque: We are. But we'll just make it LOOK like a robbery. All we have to do is give a loan for preparing for a master robbery and put them in a debt so big even they can't pay it by making the robbers sound too good for them. They'll be forced to give all their money to us. With that, Mode will be bankrupt and vulnerable to those do-gooder ponies. In return, Mother Lode will have the riches for herself. I have no use for primitive forms of money, even with conversion, cause... Ya know, I'm kinda wanted by folks.
  • Suited Pony 2:... YOU DIABOLICAL GENIUS!!!
  • Jacque: "What can I say? I try to avoid being predictable, ANOTHER common trend in how Lougers go after villains."
  • Suited Pony 5: "Well you sound like someone who treats the evil overlord list on TVtropes like it was the ten commandments."
  • Jacque: Oh, I do, actually.
  • Suited Pony 5: "Called it."
  • Jacque: And practically any villain should if they want to amount to anything. I can't tell them myself because they'd be suspicious if an otherworldly person said it. I'll pose as the master robber. You guys can be double agents.
  • Suited Pony #1: But we already established that they have anti-double-agent protocols. They'd ask questions if we came in.
  • Suited Pony 2: "Noooo, that's the Multibucks bank, we're hitting Liberty Belle."
  • Suited Pony 1: ".... Oh, nevermind."
  • Jacque: But it's still good to be cautious. Ya may never know if even a bank like this would have surprises. Hence why we need to make the plan as clear and understandable as possible. First, we take time to learn how Liberty Belle works, and then. (The camera pans off to face the bank as it went on)

Later...

  • (Suited Pony #1): (On intercom) Alert! Alert!! Robbery warning. Watch out for Jacque U. Surison.
  • Banker:... Is this a prank call?
  • Jacque: (Came in cartoonishly easy) THIS IS A ROBBERY!!!
  • Banker: WHAT?! HOW DID YOU GET IN?!
  • Jacque: Robber secret. NOW GET ON THE GROUND AND GIVE ME THE BITS!!!
  • Banker: UM, UMUMUM, SURE!! (He poured bits in the bags)
  • Jacque: Your security can never keep out the cartoonish ways of Jacque U. Surison. (He left)
  • Banker:...... We need help.

Later, this process ended up repeated in the other banks in Manehatten.

  • Lady Mode was seen enjoying grapes while Fipixfi rested on her.....
  • Mr. Corprete. Overtime and Under-Pay came in worriedly with a newspaper.
  • Lady Mode: "..... What do you bunch want?"
  • Mr. Corprete: "..... Ahem, try, to avoid being upset Lady Mode, but..... There have been, several incidents at every bank in Manehatten, even at your top three choices. Even Multibucks was hit!"
  • Lady Mode: "Oh please, Banks get robbed all the time. Even then, my money is usually well protected, so-"
  • Mr. Corpete shows Lady Mode news paper, the headline read: "Well Protected Money Disappears from Banks amid bank robberies, hidden Usury conspiracy expected.".
  • Lady Mode: "(Almost chokes on the grapes as Fipixfi pulled a Heimlich maneuver on her)!...... EXCUSEZ MOI?!"
  • Overtime: "We're afraid that now you are technically in poverty due to this, newfound issue."
  • Lady Mode: "..... HOW, WIDE-SPREAD IS THAT PAPER?!"
  • Under-Pay: "It's Equestria Daily ma'am, the most wide-spread news shorce ever."
  • Lady Mode: "..... OHHHH, I'M GONNA LOSE MY LAWYERS?! (Gets a panic attack)....... (Calms down) Okay, this shouldn't be a problem, as long as my daughter returns home with Rarity's designs and with Stool making a damning report onto the Friendship School, then no problem, I can recover from this."
  • Mr. Corprete: "Then you might not want to read this next page. (Opens that to reveal that Eye Beholder's face was on an article that read "Controversial Model Caught trying to steal from Rarity's yet-to-be-opened new store in the Crystal Empire in aftermath of Tartaric Dobermen Fiasco".)"
  • Lady Mode was utterly flabbergasted!
  • Lady Mode: "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!"
  • Mr. Corprete: "Don't worry, Miss Mode, we can figure something out."
  • Under-Pay: "Yeah! Maybe not every Lawyer would even read newspapers! Besides, going off-topic here, Rarity's MILES away from here, she-"
  • Rarity: (She came in) MODE!!! YOU ARE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE!!!
  • Lady Mode: "WHAT IN THE, HOW IN THE SACRE BLEU DID YOU GET HERE SO QUICKLY?!"
  • Rarity: "Well I had been improving on my own magic lately. That said, sometimes it doesn't hurt to know a princess of friendship who happens to be Celestia's personal protege."
  • Under-Pay:... Maybe she's bankrupt too? She can't sue you without bits.
  • Rarity: Oh, I was given a huge donation. I can sue you dozens of times over. Mode, how could you do this to me over yet another EEA whining?
  • Lady Mode: IT'S NOT WHINING!!!
  • Rarity: Trust me, I know the difference between whining and complaining. WAAAAH, I WANT MY FASHION SCHOOLS BACK, WAAAAAH, I AM A SORE LOSER LIKE THE OTHER PONIES IN THE EEA, WAAAAAA, I'M A PRISSY CONTROL FREAK, WAAAAAAAA!!! That's how you sound. I'll see you in court, you crook. (She left leaving Mode distraught)
  • Under-Pay: "..... Wow, Rarity was being surprisingly rude there."
  • Overtime: "To be fair, idiot, (Smacks Under-Pay into his lollipop)...... It wasn't like she was given good reason to act like that."
  • Under-Pay: "Well again, I'm sure we can still rely on loyal lawyers and-"
  • Twin Secretaries' voices: "Miss Mode, all your lawyers want to have discussions of resignation due to the payment issues now facing you related to the banks' incidents."
  • Overtime smacked Under-Pay again!
  • Under-Pay: "OWCH?!"

Meanwhile...

  • Mother Lode: YEEES!!! (She was cartoonishly swimming in a pool of bits) I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS PULLED IT OFF!!
  • Jacque: "What can I say? Ya just have to know where to hit them."
  • Mother Lode: Never doubted you for a second, Jacque.
  • Jacque: "This said, I do suggest we're gonna have to lay low, cause based on what I learned, Mode was with this "E.E.A." organization, and I understand that they had rough encounters with the Lougers before. Obviously that's gonna attract their attention. And they aren't afraid to deal with unrelated problems while they're at it if they suspect they're involved. Granted in recent events they toned it down a little, but they can still do them."
  • Mother Lode: Hmmm... that is true. I've read about their efforts in keeping former E.E.A. members at bay.
  • Jacque: "Exactly."
  • Mother Lode: So how do we keep our plan going, without attracting the Lodgers' attention?
  • Jacque: "I didn't say there was a way to keep the Lougers out. Something as massive as an E.E.A. member being busted is gonna be an attention grabber to them, for they wanna make sure there's no surprises. I mean more like we need to stay out of the picture when they inevitably show up."
  • Mother Lode: "Good point."
  • Suited Pony #5: Maybe they'd be happy for us helping take out Mode, letting us off with a warning?
  • Jacque: Hey, they're misfitted, not, ENTIRELY, that stupid. They would know how infamous Mother Lode is. Also... We just risked bankruptcy in Manehatten. That's practically asking for trouble. I recommend you return the money after Mode meets her fate in order to avoid the wrath of the Princesses.
  • Mother Lode: I JUST GOT THIS LOOT!!!
  • Jacque: Well if you don't give it back, the Lodgers and their Equestrian friends will find you, and they WILL defeat you. You'll just be like Wind Rider and Gladmane, a hopeless loser trying and failing to get revenge.
  • Mother Lode: EXCUSE MOI, MOI?!
  • Jacque: Hey, you can avoid all of that if you don't give those heroes the chance and reason to ruin you. Villains they defeated are nothing more than jokes now. You really want to be one of them? I don't think you want it to me.
  • Mother Lode: ".... Ohhh, you really are no fun."
  • Jacque: "Hey, nobody said being careful about avoiding Louger attention had to be FUN, ya know. Just saying keeping that loot from Manehatten is asking for trouble."
  • Mother Lode: Fine! If it keeps me standing, I'll return it when-... Waaaaaaait... How do I know everypony won't get suspicious and suspect me when Lady Mode is busted and the money mysteriously comes back?
  • Jacque: "I didn't say do it in front of people! I meant, after Mode's gone and the misfits did their thing and leave, THEN I'll usury the money back into the banks! Problem, solved."
  • Mother Lode: You don't get it. It won't matter if it's anonymous or not. If the bits come back for the sole purpose of getting rid of Lady Mode, what's to say ponies don't sniff their way to me and find I helped them to help myself? I'm going to need some reassurances here.
  • Jacque: I'm pretty sure that doing the worst way of hiding isn't advisable. You have to return it. You can always relocate your hideout.
  • Mother Lode: The Royal Guard has snuffed out most of my hideouts already. Getting a new one is expensive.
  • Jacque: Well, that's your problem. You've gotten pretty far to me. I have no use from this place. If you want to keep your syndicate alive the longest and with a fighting chance, I recommend you do the wise thing and return the money when Lady Mode is done. If you don't, you'll bankrupt Manehatten and risk getting unwanted attention from the authorities, defenses, and the Lodgers. Your syndicate WILL fall. If you do, then your syndicate will at least live long enough to relocate successfully and avoid a quick defeat. You see the logic here? This is your only warning. I have other places to be. Nice doing business with you. (Leaves).....
  • Suited Pony 1: "..... Well that was fickle of him."
  • Mother Lode: What a bottomfeeder.
  • Suited Pony #2: Still, he's right. We can't keep this money for ourselves and risk being tracked down and punished severely.
  • Mother Lode: ".... Fair enough, but it can't be through his suggestion! I propose we instead, have someone ELSE blamed for hoarding Manehatten's money.... (Chuckles wickedly), How's about we make Mode's lousy Griffin, suffer one more act from us?"
  • Suited Pony 3: "Ya mean, somehow make ALL that cash, appear in that lousy griffin's possession?"
  • Suited Pony #5: I don't know, if we're caught framing someone, our punishment could be worse if we get caught.
  • Mother Lode: What are you afraid of, you four-legged chicken? I've framed ponies before and got away with it. This will be no different. I, am Mother Lode, the scourge of the Crystal Empire. I won't be defeated by some embarrassments like the Lodgers. Now, find that griffin's apartment in Manehatten and get busy!
  • The group did not realised that Jacque was secretly listening....
  • Jacque: ".... (Quietly) (Sighs), Once again..... Another villain has to learn the hard way. (Leaves quietly into the shadows)....."

Chapter 4: Fashionable Steals

Transparenty Pleasantries

  • Rarity: "OHHHH, THIS HAS BEEN AN UTTER DISHASTOR?!"
  • Suri: "So, uhhh, I just came to visit to see how mom is doing and, I walked into you being upset. How's, everything going?"
  • Rarity: "DO YOU HAVE TO ASK, SURI?! MY STORE HAS BEEN RUINED BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO EVEN OPEN!"
  • Suri: ".... (To Vogue) No seriously, ma, what happened?"
  • Vogue: "It's a, long story dear. You might want to have a seat for it."

French Narrator: One Retelling Later...

  • Suri: Ugh! ANOTHER fashion thief? Didn't our court case caution ponies not to do that?
  • Rarity: We're mortal, dear, no warning is going to get everypony's attention.
  • Suri: Eh, not like I'd expect the former EEA head of fashion schools Lady Mode to listen. What has this world come to?
  • Rarity: I asked myself that a lot since the Storm King attack.
  • Vogue: "We're now trying to figure out how to confront Mode since her vast wealth makes her unsuable."
  • Twilight: Everypony? I have some... Concerning news. It seems that the Liberty Belle Bank, among the other banks of Manehattan, even Multibucks Bank, just got bankrupt. Nopony here is going to get their money back, not even get their pay, unless we find out who robbed those banks and why.
  • Rarity:...... Does that include lawyers?
  • Twilight:... Yeeees?
  • Rarity: YES! THERE'S HOPE FOR ME YET! THAT MEANS MODE CAN BE SUED?! (Sees everypony staring at her) Uh, that is... After we find the fiend responsible for this.
  • Twilight: Eh, we have time for that. You go ahead, we'll go to investigate.
  • Rainbow Dash: "Let's go check on Cinch and hat griffin real quick, see if Stooly knows about this."
  • Twilight: "Good idea. Though some of us need to split up and find Eye Beholder. She needs to be made aware that her mother is suddenly without money."
  • Applejack: "And what makes ya sure she would care about that?"
  • Twilight: "She may not like her mother's actions, but I don't think it means she wants to see her suffer. Also, Beholder holds the most information about who her mother wronged, ergo, Mode likely has made, alot of enemies."
  • Pinkie: "So, pretty big suspect pool then?"
  • Vogue: "Well, we got our work cut out then."
  • Starlight: "(Monotoned) I'll go get the Lougers cause inevitably this requires their attention."
  • Fluttershy: "Be sure to check first. I hear Gazelle's having a major sick day after that rough experience with Star's bad tidings with magic."
  • Starlight: "No problem, cause this isn't really much of a Uniter-Required issue anyway. Just a sudden case of banks losing money. No biggie!"
  • Rarity: Let's hope we don't need her in the end... Oh, pish tosh, we won't. I'll go give Mode her message. I'll meet you later... (She left)
  • Rainbow Dash:... Well everypony, we got work to do.

Later...

  • (Rarity): I'll see you in court, you crook. (She exited the building)...
  • Rarity took a BIG sigh.
  • Rarity: I can't believe this miracle happened.... Looks like I have some guardian angels watching over me.... I'm almost tempted to thank the ones' responsible.... But I suppose I have a chance.
  • Rarity was being watched leaving by a very disgruntled Lady Mode....
  • Lady Mode: ".... WHO, DOES THAT LITTLE PONYVILLIAN UPSTART THINKS SHE IS, COMING INTO MY BUSINESS TO SCOLD AT ME?!"
  • Under-Pay: "Well, we know her name is Rarity, she's one of the elements of harmony, she saved Equestria countless times and- (Overtime smacks him) OW?!"
  • Lady Mode: HOW, HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?!?
  • Overtime: Hard to say.
  • Mr. Corprete: "But I'm sure we can figure out how to clear this whole thing up."
  • Overtime: How? Rarity's already onto us. We're about to be sued and we don't have a Lawyer Armada anymore.
  • Mr. Corprete: "But, what if we were to give Rarity reason to not touch us?"
  • Overtime: ".... Ahhh, yes. The old Blackmail technique. Good call."
  • Under-Pay: "But what to do?"
  • Lady Mode: "..... I had heard claims that Rarity has a little sister in Ponyville."
  • Mr. Corprete: "Then it's settled. GOR, RILLS?!"
  • Two big Gorilla Orcs showed up.
  • Mr. Corprete: "We have abit of an emergency and funds are compromised. We need to halt a lawsuit..... I want you two to go to Ponyville, and seek out, A Sweetie Belle. She's likely in the Carousel Boutique. Now get busy."
  • Overtime: Or, we could blackmail her by making it look like SHE was the one who bankrupted Equestria just to get to us.
  • Lady Mode:... This is why you're called Overtime, Overtime.
  • Mr. Corporate: I don't know if the people here will believe she'd stoop that low, but I'm a gambler. You know what to do, boys. Grab Sweetie Belle in case the bank fraud blackmail fails.
  • The Two Gorilla Orcs agreed and went off.

Carousel Boutique

  • The Campers had made the Bonique an operational affair as delayed orders were being met.
  • Sweetie Belle: "Thanks for the help, girls. We practically had all the delayed orders done in a few days ahead of consumer demands!"
  • Scootaloo: "If we didn't already have cutie marks in helping others get THEIR cutie marks, being business ponies would've been a great second!"
  • Apple Bloom: I don't think I'd fully agree.
  • Scootaloo: "What do ya mean?"
  • Apple Bloom: Did y'all forget who my sister is? Or my Granny, for that matter? Apple farming practically IS a business.
  • Scootaloo: Okay, okay, I'm just saying.
  • Apple Bloom: "Just fact-checking is all."
  • Suddenly, the door was punched in as Gor and Rills entered.
  • The duo got very confused at the sight of so many fillies and colts.....
  • Gor: "..... (Quietly) Aw crap, we were prepared for only one kid over here!"
  • Rills: "(Quietly) Let me try something. (Openly) Uhhhhh, which one of yas is uh, Rarity's Sister, Petey Bell?"
  • Sweetie Belle: "It's Sweetie Belle, which is me, and you guys better hope you have good insurance because my sister gets VERY touchy about her stuff being broken, so-"
  • Rills: "Well there ya go, Gor. (Grabs Sweetie Belle) Now let's blow this pop stand. (The two left)."
  • Scootaloo/Apple Bloom: "SWEETIE BELLE?!"
  • Scootaloo got on her scooter and Apple Bloom got on the tied wagon as the speeding Scootaloo chased after the two Gorilla Orcs.
  • Sweetie Belle: "HEY LET ME GO, YOU BIG GORILLAS?!"
  • Gor: "Ya did remember to park the car on the outskirts of town, right?"
  • Rills: "Gory, ya know me, alchourse I did. I- (Scootaloo began to spin around the duo confusing them as Apple Bloom was on the wagon) HOLY BROKAMOLY, WE'RE BEING ATTACKED BY NASCAR OVER HERE?!"
  • Gor: "Aw don't worry, it's just two kids, we can take them."
  • Sweetie Belle got an idea.....
  • Sweetie Belle: "HEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP?! I'M BEING KIDNAPPED BY GORILLA ORCS?!"
  • Rills: "Oh like these dainty ponies are gonna be a threat to us-"
  • A shadow loomed over the two!
  • Gor and Rills looked behind them to see Olhar....
  • Olhar: ".... Ya know, I was in the middle of doing some grocery shopping during my time off when I noticed this display. Kids, are these two yutbrains bothering ya?"
  • Gor and Rills blabbered like idiots.
  • Gor: "N--n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-NO, of course not, scary Cyclops!"
  • Rills: "We're uh.... With child protective services!"
  • Olhar: And just what are ya protecting Sweetie Belle here from?
  • Gor: "..... Sweatshop operation?"
  • Olhar: "Oh, by sweatshop operation, you mean the Crusader's campers' volunteering on their own free will to help with Rarity's shop in Ponyville while she's away with her new shop in the Crystal Empire?"
  • Gor and Rills: "Uhhhhhhhh- (Olhar grabbed the two)...."
  • Olhar: "..... Look, I get it that Cyclopses are not famous for their smarts, nor good depth perception. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I'M AN IDIOT?! And it isn't wise to try to lie to a Stone-Eye Cyclops, ya jackhats?!"
  • Gor: "Jackhats?"
  • Olhar: "Hey, there's kids present ya know, I can't afford to cuss."
  • Scootaloo: We've heard worse.
  • Rills: "Listen, buddy, we don't want any trouble, we're just doing our jobs?!"
  • Olhar: "Well in that case, I would like to complain to your manager. And who pray-tell asked you two clowns to do so?"
  • Gor: "Sorry mack, confidentiality."
  • Olhar: ".... Okay then. I happen to know that Buzzord happens to like experimenting on Orcs and Orc variants because of their durability. And he would LOVE two new crash test dummies for his experimental dimension-transcending ship after he lost a Badlandian to a bad run. Poor sucker ended up in a United Universe where Xenomorphs over-run everything. Tough break, ya know?"
  • Gor and Rills got scared at that.
  • Olhar: "So with that, let's meet the good Profess-"
  • Gor: NO, PLEASE, STOP! WE WERE SENT HERE BY A MEMBER OF THE E.E.A.!
  • Olhar: Typical! Okay, which one is it?! Neighsay? Is O'Hardknocks back? Or is this someone new?!
  • Rills: LADY MODE FEMME RE-HE-HE-HE-HEINE! (he and Gor sob out of fear)
  • Olhar: ".....Yup, it's a new one alright."
  • Apple Bloom: "Thanks for the help, Olhar."
  • Olhar: "No prob. Now how's about we make examples out of these two?"
  • Gor and Rills got frightened!

Later...

  • Gor and Rills are wedged onto a tree as alot of Filly and Colts laugh as they threw rotten food and mud at the two.
  • Barktrot: "..... You did well, Olhar."
  • Olhar: "Thanks. These guys will be held over until the boys from the prison for Mythics comes over to take these clowns off our hands."
  • Barktrot: "Quite. Now I must convey the message of this attempt and have it be known by Rarity that another E.E.A. member tried to stir things." (Suddenly the other fillies arrived upstaging a rescue as well but were upset Olhar already took care of it)
  • Tender Taps: AW DARN IT, WE WANTED TO SAVE HER!!
  • Apple Bloom: How? By snuggling them to death?
  • Diamond Tiara: Alright, who's got the balls or ovaries to do this?
  • Olhar: ANOTHER EEA member named Lady Mode Femme Reine. (All the fillies except Diamond groaned)
  • Silver Spoon: ANOTHER one?! How many of those jerks do we have to deal with?!
  • Diamond Tiara: Wait, Lady Mode Femme Reine? As in the EEA's head of fashion schools? My mom actually financed many of her schools years ago. Why would she... I'll answer that question with another, why am I asking a dumb question? Dare I ask why you need Sweetie Belle?
  • Olhar: Good question. You two mind answering her, lest we have you gain a scarring out-of-dimension experience?
  • Gor: "Well, you see, Manehatten got into a major bank issue crisis and Miss Mode lost her money, then her lawyer armada that would keep her safe from lawsuits, because recently-"
  • Diamond Tiara: "Let me guess: Mode tried to make her daughter Eye Beholder steal from Rarity and get scandalous info on the School of Friendship and Rarity has aimed to sue her for it?"
  • Rills: "Well yeah! Otherwise Mode would be unsueable! She's usually so rich, even the princesses can't touch her!"
  • Sweetie Belle: ".... Ugh, it's the Suri Polomare thing all over again!"
  • Diamond Tiara:... You don't think Rarity would willingly bankrupt everyone just to sue one pony?
  • Gor: Uhhhhh, YES! That's EXACTLY what happened.
  • Olhar: How stupid do you think we are?
  • Gor: Well they ARE kids.
  • Filly: OHHHHH SNAP!!
  • Rills: "Oh why did you have to say that, Gor?"
  • Gor: "Oh it can't be any worse then it is now-"
  • Buzzord's voice: "GOOD NEWS EVERYONE, MY DIMENSION TRANSCENDING SHIP IS BACK FROM THE XENOMOVERSE, AND AFTER EXTENSIVE CLEANING, IT'S READY FOR ANOTHER GLORIOUS TEST!? Now ONLY if that Badlandian had survived! No problem, I can always find another set of orcs!"
  • Gor and Rills got scared!
  • Gor: "OKAY OKAY, I LIED ABOUT THE RARITY THING?! TRUTH IS, WE DON'T KNOW WHY THE BANKS WENT KAPUT?!"
  • Rills: "MODE HAD DECIDED TO TRY AND GET RARITY FRAMED FOR IT TO PROTECT HERSELF FROM THE LAWSUIT?! (He covered his mouth)"
  • Sweetie Belle:... She, WHAT?!
  • Olhar: She wouldn't DARE!
  • Silver Spoon: Pretty sure she would.
  • Diamond Tiara: "Ya know, at this point, I feel like Rarity should stop trying to sue ponies if things like this keep happening."
  • Sweetie Belle: Well this time it's gone too far.
  • Apple Bloom: It's literally the third time this happened.
  • Sweetie Belle: And maybe we should keep it that way. We have to warn Rarity.
  • Scootaloo: "No kidding!"
  • Olhar: No need. You are a target and must be kept somewhere safe. I shall have someone inform her.
  • Apple Bloom: "Darn it, figures someone was gonna say that."
  • Barktrot: "Try to understand that we're looking at this logically. It's unlikely Mode or any other associate would have these two clowns as their only goons. There's bound to be others waiting to pick up the slack in an event of these two failings."
  • Sweetie Belle: Well with heroes like you around, good luck trying to get me.
  • Scootaloo: "We're not scared. We used to do crazy and dangerous stunts back when we were trying to get cutie marks."
  • Barktrot: Yes, but all of that is in the past. Besides, this is a far more dangerous situation than self-made shenanigans.
  • Apple Bloom: Well whatever happens, nopony messes with Sweetie Belle's sister!
  • Scootaloo: I couldn't have said it better.
  • Olhar: ".... I'm getting the feeling you three are a handful."
  • All 3: You have no idea.

Crystal Empire

  • Rarity:... Alright... Before we continue this fashion extravaganza, we need to avoid another Suri incident, on both me and the competitors. No thieves making anypony look like copycats. No scams. I want this to be a good introduction of my business to the Crystal Empire. The last ones were disasters, and I'll be dreaded if I let that happen here. No credit-stealers, no extortionist landlords, no unhygienic animals, no offense to Fluts, no disturbance-causing disc jockeys, and most importantly, no EEA members stealing from me as revenge. I want this, perfect!
  • Twilight:... Rarity? Are you okay?
  • Rarity: Never been better, darling! Why do you ask?
  • Applejack: Well... It's just... We feel ya might be taking this too far.
  • Rarity: What do you mean?
  • Twilight: Well since the last shop openings haven't gone well, we feel you want this to be perfect... Because you're afraid that those two incidents have given you a bad reputation.
  • Rarity:... Is it really that obvious?
  • Pinkie: It's called reading body language, Rares. And reading yours, was like reading Scholastic Books.
  • Rainbow Dash: And considering how merciless you were to Suri in the past, it's not inaccurate.
  • Rarity:... Okay, you got me. It's just... Since Suri's usury and fashion fraud, and the last few boutique openings, I realized that there's ponies out there that'll always take advantage of me. Well no more. I want this to be perfect, no ifs ands or buts.
  • Twilight:... Isn't that kind of the reason why beggers can't be choosers? You really expect a perfect opening to be handed to you on a silver platter?
  • Rarity: Well I almost got taken advantage of AGAIN! I want this the way it is, and NEVER change. Just a simple boutique opening. Nothing more.
  • Rainbow Dash: Ugh! Are you for real? The UUniverses don't work that way! Life sucks, and when it gives you lemons, you make lemonade, not make life take the lemons back. You can't just avoid trouble. You only get trouble just by trying to avoid it.
  • Rarity: And is just ignoring the problem any better? Just let Mode just ruin me?
  • Rainbow Dash:... Well I see your point, but I wouldn't know the answer.
  • Rarity: Splendid. Then we all agree. Avoiding the problem won't work, so I must do this.
  • Pinkie: But where's the fun in making something its own thing? You're basically asking for a stock boutique, and we both learned during the Zesty Gourmand mission that you must welcome variety.
  • Rainbow Dash: She's got you in a box there, Rarity.
  • Pinkie: "Heck, wasn't the conflict with Sassy Saddles that she tried too hard to have things planned too perfectly to the point where she made you make the same dress over and over and over and over and ov-"
  • Twilight: "Ahem!"
  • Pinkie: "Right... And Over again?"
  • Rarity thought about that.....
  • Rarity: "..... Well, yes, I do see your points. It's just... The fashion world being surprisingly cold, cut-throat and self-serving had, gotten to me, ya know. You would think as one of the purest creatures in the universes, ethics to competitors would be treated to high regard."
  • Rainbow Dash: "Well yeah we're pure, but, it's not the kind of purity that's uncorrectable. We're not like those Butterfly Aliens Gazelle knows about."
  • Applejack: Yeah. Just because we're pure doesn't mean we're inbound from the shackles of mortal views like greed and selfishness. That's nature.
  • Rarity: Look, there's a first time for everything. I COULD use a normal boutique at least once. Is that honestly too much to ask?
  • Rainbow Dash: When it comes to asking something from life and fate itself, yes.
  • Rarity: Well I would love at least ONE boutique to be how I want it, without trouble. Like you said, it's my variety. Everywhere else has been forced upon me, with varied results. Well no more. I want a boutique of my image and nopony else. I can't always have it decided by others, because there's enough of those. It's technically undermining my name. So, I'll say this one last time, I, WANT, A ME BOUTIQUE!! PERIOD!!
  • Twilight: Well don't expect miracles, Rarity. Fate is not very good at bowing to personal whims.
  • Rarity: So you would rather have my business FAIL, BECAUSE OF THAT ARROGANT, GREEDY, RUTHLESS, NO-GOOD EQUINE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION?!
  • Applejack: Ho, there, Rarity, that's a little uncalled for!
  • Twilight: "We weren't saying that! We were saying that perfection's not an always easy thing to get!"
  • Rarity: Not with THAT attitude. We must make sure this is my day. This isn't because I don't appreciate being rich in variety. It's because it's MY business and these shenanigans are undermining the one in charge. It defeats the purpose if I'm not being allowed to open a boutique my own way.
  • Pinkie:... She's, KINDA got a point. It's only fair she get a turn.
  • Twilight: "All the same Rarity, try, to curb your expectations, okay?"
  • Rarity: (Inhales deeply, then sighs)... Very well.
  • Twilight: "Thank you, Rarity."
  • Rarity: What are friends for?
  • Vogue: "(Showed up) Rarity, thank goodness I found you, because the press presentation and several big names in fashion have just arrived."
  • Rarity: Well... Tell them that the fashion show must be postponed because of the Mode situation.
  • Vogue: What? But, they've been prepping this for a week, they're going to be upset when they-
  • Rarity: We have no choice. I don't want them dragged into this mess. They'll understand if they know.
  • Vogue: Rarity, telling them about Mode would only create hysteria. Perhaps Mode wants that. For you to be too cautious and effectively taint your image more than you did suing my daughter. This is a PUBLIC press.
  • Rarity: Well if they don't go, they'll be targets for the fashion thief of Equestria. They really wouldn't like that.
  • Vogue: But we can't get them to understand unless we tell them the truth, and that's not going to look well for your business.
  • Rarity: WELL WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?! LET THEM WATCH AS ANOTHER STORE IS RUINED ONCE MORE?! THAT ISN'T ANYMORE HELPFUL TO MY REPUTATION THEN SIMPLE HONESTY?! WE CAN'T LET MODE STEAL FROM ME!
  • Vogue: Well I don't know what to tell you. You already signed a contract with Beholder's mom, not knowing it was Mode. I mean, there's a slight chance that Beholder might be playing innocent for her mother.
  • Rarity: Vogue, we've been over this. Eye Beholder is not that kind of pony. She sounded too serious to be lying.
  • Vogue: Then maybe she's good at lying.
  • Applejack: "Actselly she sounded pretty earnest-"
  • Vogue: OKAY OKAY FINE, SO MAYBE MODE IS JUST TWISTING BEHOLDER'S ARM?! But there IS a risk her arm will be twisted AGAIN?! I'm sorry, but I can't allow this endeavor of yours to go on if you're in a no-win situation.
  • Rarity: Wha... I... Oh... I get it now.
  • Vogue: What?
  • Pinkie: "DANG IT, AND WE WERE JUST ENDING IT ON A HIGH NOTE?!"
  • Rarity: You're jealous, aren't you? You're so jealous of me you're willing to blame the wrong person.
  • Vogue: EXCUSE ME?!
  • Rarity: I can't believe I almost fell for this act!
  • Vogue: MISS RARITY, HOW DARE YOU?! Okay fine, I admit it was crude of me to suspect Beholder of ill-intent on her own part, but let's not forget about who Beholder's mother is?! I AM TRYING TO PROTECT YOUR IMAGE!!
  • Rarity: Are you? After everything my business and career as a whole suffered, your daughter included, I want a problem-free boutique opening so as to not taint my image. I'm working hard to make that possible and now you're threatening to jeopardize it too?!
  • Vogue: I WOULD DO NO SUCH THING!!
  • Rarity: I'M TELLING YOU THAT THIS IS NOT THE BEST TIME TO OPEN A BOUTIQUE!!
  • Vogue: "And I get what you are saying, IT'S JUST THAT IT WOULDN'T HELP THE SITUATION NEITHER TO JUST, POUR CONSECUTIVE PLANNING DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE OF AN ATTEMPT THAT WASN'T EVEN SUCCESSFUL?! I mean, if it helps, I don't believe Beholder even got started, AND Cinch is holding that griffin in a cell in the Christail Empire, so there's no reason to halt planning! We need to open the boutique exactly as planned, this is litterally the best time to open-"
  • Rarity: IT'S NEVER BEEN THE BEST TIME TO OPEN A BOUTIQUE!! WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO GET IN THE WAY OF MY BUSINESS IMAGE?! I WANT A BOUTIQUE WITH MY DESIGN AND MY VISION, BUT THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN DONE BY OTHERS!! Sassy Saddles, then the landlord's daughter and a collection of others, AND NOW YOU?! It undermines the purpose of my business. I WANT PONIES TO SEE THAT THIS IS MY BUSINESS AND NOPONY ELSE'S!!
  • Vogue:..... I'm sorry, but this world unfortunately doesn't care about what one person wants. That is, by all means, I sympathize with you that getting into the industry has not been.... Smooth. But nopony ever promised that having your name and image into the mark of fashion was supposed to be easy! Why, I litterally told you once that getting a store here wasn't gonna be cheap and wanted to sway you to sell the other stores just to even GET this far! The world doesn't revolve around you or anypony else. That's something no amount of magic or effort is ever going to change.
  • Rarity:... Then, perhaps it was a mistake to bring you along. If you hadn't accused Beholder of lying after what she did, then how should I trust you?
  • Vogue: "Miss Rarity, look, I get it, perhaps I was too quick to board the bandwagon of suspecting Beholder of ill-intent of her own will, I admit that. But it's not gonna help anyone to just have this planning go to waste just as much as risking it is. Postponing an event as ambitious as this, to some big figures, it'll be seen as a sign of weakness and- Ohhhhhhh crap, poor choice of words there. That, is meant to say, it'll leave a sour first impression of your place in the fashion world....."
  • Rarity... Vogue, if I was AS caring of self-image as you are, I wouldn't've been so bold to admit to all of the rich noble ponies of Canterlot that Twilight and others were my friends even inspite of them making FOALS of themselves at Fancy Pants' party, ESPEICALLY AFTER TWILIGHT'S AWKWORD DANCING?!
  • Twilight: "..... My dancing is awkward?"
  • Pinkie: "That's why I'm aiming on getting you a dance lesson book for Hearth's Warming."
  • Rarity: I'm afraid to say that, I must let you go as a benefactor.
  • Vogue:... But, you can't. I've met every requirement in my job description, and thus you don't have the legal right to terminate my employment. And your current reasons for doing so are no excuse. And I must also remind you that I paid for your boutique, and I can take it away, and since Equestria is bankrupt-
  • Pinkie: "Wait, I thought it was just Manehatten."
  • Applejack: "Manehatten's a main distributor of wealth and an impourent cog of Equestria's economy. It stops moving, so does everything else."
  • Pinkie: "Oh."
  • Vogue: Can we please steer the conversation back to me and Rarity, ladies? Point is, no part of Equestria is in good shape cause of Manehatten being in trouble. And without me, so will you. So, effective immediately, until circumstances change about the Mode affair, and for you to remember that the fashion industry isn't a one-pony career, you'll have to fund your boutique and lawsuit out of pocket, because I'm cutting my funding.
  • Rarity: YOU WOULDN'T DARE!
  • Vogue: Try me. It's very unprofessional to accuse me of jealousy and conspiracy.
  • Rarity:... Hmmph. Like daughter like mother.
  • Vogue: (Scoffs)... GOOD GRIEF, I GET IT WAS ABIT MUCH OF ME TO TURN ON BEHOLDER THAT HARSHLY, BUT DO WE REALLY HAVE TO PLAY THE DAUGHTER CARD FOR THE UPTEENTH TIME?! (She storms off)
  • Spike: Rarity, what was that?!
  • Rarity: ".... Now, girls, Spike, I know that was the, opposite of what I had promised, but, Vogue wasn't co-operating with my personal wishes. She also baselessly accused Beholder of malicious intent."
  • Rainbow Dash: "Well yeah, but she apologized and got the idea that maybe at worse Beholder is a relucent accomplice in this mess, yet you still basically ripped her head off."
  • Rarity: "Hey give me credit, I avoided another Sassy Saddle fiasco of letting somepony else try to control me."
  • Twilight: Look, Rarity, she was right about one thing. Though I don't distrust Beholder's word, the main problem is that Mode might make keeping such a promise difficult. All the same, we would need to confront Beholder about this.
  • Rarity: ".... I, suppose it wouldn't hurt to, have Beholder set the record straight. Did Cinch ever reported about having Beholder taken in for questioning?"
  • Starlight: "Actselly, Cinch never reported in about Beholder in awhile."
  • Twilight:... Now that we think about it, we haven't SEEN Eye in a while. Where is she?
  • Rarity: She said she was going to stay at the castle until this craziness dies down.
  • Pinkie: "But I thought she said she was going home."
  • Rainbow Dash: "I guess Cinch didn't allowed her to leave and made her stay due to, investigation reasons."
  • Applejack: Either that or she didn't want to see her mother after the manure she just got there.
  • Pinkie: "I'm thinking both."
  • Twilight: Probably. Pretty easy to deduce that she betrayed her.
  • Rarity: Perhaps. She did say she made her a fashion star. She could take that away. But we can convince her that we can secure it.
  • Fluttershy: But what about Mode? Without Vogue to finance you, how are you going to keep the place running?
  • Rarity: I don't know....
  • Fluttershy:... I might know. You'll need your remaining money for Mode, so I have to look after the place.
  • Rarity: How... Oh no. You don't mean... Those personas again!
  • Fluttershy: Yes. They have done well before.... Sort of.
  • Rarity: "..... And suddenly I'm motivated to give Vogue another chance."
  • Fluttershy: "Please Rarity! At least for this one more time!"
  • Rarity: "..... Oh, alright. I'll give Snootyshy, Emoshy, and Valleyshy another chance for now. But THEY better behave themselves!"
  • Fluttershy: "NONE of them will let you down! (The others of the Main 7 left)...."
  • Rarity: ".... Good grief, I haven't even talked to Beholder yet about some unforeseen shocking revelation and already I'm regretting turning on Vogue."
  • Applejack: "Albeit because you're afraid of another incident the last time Flutter used them personas."
  • Rarity: "Applejack dear, that's the opposite of helpful."

Crystal Empire Castle

  • Eye Beholder was seen hugging Flurry Heart!
  • Eye Beholder: "SHE'S SO PRECIOUS?! A'JOOJOOJOO?!"
  • Candence: "..... I, take it you don't have foals of your own, Miss Beholder."
  • Eye Beholder: ".... Well no, I..... I don't want to give mother any grandchildren for her to raise into her kind of nonsense."
  • Stool Pigeon: "(Still in the birdcage) Do I REALLY have to stay in the birdcage? I feel like this degrades half of my species' shared genetics with avians."
  • Eye Beholder: No offense, SP, but I don't exactly trust you not to break anything.
  • Stool Pigeon: "NAME ONE TIME?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Remember your first time to the Pony of Liberty?"

Flashback.

  • Stool Pigeon was seen taking close-up shots of the pony of liberty's face.
  • Stool Pigeon: "Magnificent! This is a real beauty of a- Wait, hang on, there's a smudge on the nose there, (Extends thumb to clean it) Let me just- (Lightly tabs it)."
  • Suddenly the entire nose of the statue comedically beaks off, surprising pony and non-pony tourists alike from inside and outside the statue as the nose crashes down into the ground........
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... (Starts whistling and leaves)....."

Flashback ends.

  • Stool Pigeon: ".... In my defense, I thought that statue would be tougher than that. Besides, why would ponies worry about it breaking if it was built in the olden days? Isn't it made of metal or something?"
  • Shining Armor: "The nose was, actselly netouriously unstable to even light touches."
  • Stool Pigeon: WELL NO ONE TOLD ME THAT!
  • Eye Beholder: "It doesn't ease the fact that Manehatten had to spend alot of money getting that nose repaired!"
  • (Deadpool): "I heard of pricy nose jobs, but this is ridiculous!"
Rimshot

Rimshot

  • Stool Pigeon: "..... THE HECK WAS THAT?!"
  • Eye Beholder: I don't know, pray I never find out.
  • Stool Pigeon: Well you know what they say. They really are no accidents. Those horseheads should've fixed the integrity. And again, they should've left a warning.
  • Eye Beholder: Don't act like your clumsiness can be excused. Point is, this castle can't afford any damage during the bankruptcy. ESPEICALLY NOT TORWORDS THE CHRISTAIL HEART?!
  • Stool Pigeon: "That's more of a "Magic-Fix" problem than a "Money-Required" problem."
  • Eye Beholder: "GIVEN WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF, I RATHER NOT CHANCE IT?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "... Are, are, are you still sour at me for the Tartaric Dobermen thing? I didn't asked for those demon mutts to come after me to Rarity's place! In fact, they only got here because of those suited ponies?! Otherwise, they normally can't travel this far cause Tartaric Dobermens HATE cold weather!"
  • Eye Beholder: "WELL CONSIDER THE FACT YOU EVEN GOING THERE IS WHY MY LIFE IS EVEN MORE RUINED NOW?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: "Hey, I wasn't the one who asked ya to take fashion stuff from other ponies, that was your mother's idea?!"
  • Eye Beholder: WELL SOONER OR LATER, MY FASHIONISTA CAREER WILL BE OVER!!! I'LL NEVER WORK IN FASHION AGAIN!!! Mom will surely put two-and-two together and find out I betrayed her.
  • Stool Pigeon: Why the hell do you care? You don't need your mother to finance your career.
  • Eye Beholder: No, BUT WHEN WORD COMES OUT THAT I WAS INVOLVED IN HER SCAM, I'LL BE BRANDED FOR LIFE!!!
  • Stool Pigeon: Um, aren't you kind of overreacting? I mean, yeah, as a paparazzi for the Slummy Press, Mode is a controversial powerhouse, but, it's nothing simple denouncement and independent financing can't fix. Just distance yourself from her and-
  • Eye Beholder: "IT'S NOT THAT EASY, STOOL?! Kinda like how you need my mom to even keep your lowly apartment room, I need mom's influence to even STAY in the model business?! I would've been long kicked out for ONE scandal alone, IF IT WASN'T FOR HER?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: ".... Ya know, I was curious on how you managed to stay in the game all things considered."
  • Eye Beholder: "Exactly?! Thanks to mother's money and unsuable flank, the worse I ever gotten from those stupid stunts she made me do, was a controversial reputation?! But now, cause of what happened in Manehattten, that's gonna change now?! She can't even protect her OWN butt now, much less keep my shampled career afloat?! Nor would she want to if she got the idea that I failed and left?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: ".... Geez. I knew you had mother problems, but.... I never realized it was THAT toxic.... Almost worthy of its own article on the news, even. Heck, the Slummy Press would make a FORTUNE off of that if I wasn't held against my will!"
  • Eye Beholder: ".... Ugh, I know it's like your job, BUT DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WRITING DOWN STORIES FOR THE SLUMMY PRESS?!"
  • Shining Armor: "(Quietly to Candance) I think we need to talk to Cinch about this."
  • Cadence: Definitely.
  • Shining and Candence left Stool and Eye Beholder to vent their frustrations out.

Chapter 5: The Returns of Snootyshy, Valleyshy, and Emoshy/Defeating Mother Lode

Transparenty Pleasantries

  • Rarity:... So... Are they ready?
  • Pinkie: Yep. Heads up, I may've gone ahead of myself and... Put Fluts in the Mirror Pool.
  • Rarity: You WHAT?! (With that, three Fluttershies appeared as Snootyshy, Valleyshy, and Emoshy)... PLEASE tell me you remember which one is the original one.
  • Pinkie: Of course I-.......... No. (All the heroines groaned) But you can tell the difference as you did for me. The two that are too Fluttershy-ey, aren't Fluttershy.
  • Rarity: "Well the issue is that at the moment, they're all under very un-Fluttershy-like personas!?"
  • Twilight: "Don't worry, that will be a bridge we'll address when it comes to it."
  • Rainbow Dash: Well until then, I kinda forgot what they were like after all these years.
  • Emoshy: "We'll all be forgotten to the void soon."
  • Valleyshy: "Like, totally, you could stand to be more positive."
  • Snootyshy: "Ugh, I feel like I entered a circus."
  • Rainbow Dash: Oh, there they are!
  • Valleyshy: Oh my Gawds, this place is too bright!
  • Snootyshy: InDEED!! Not good for photosensitive eyes!
  • Emoshy: Eh, failure is inevitable. Why be afraid of the inevitable?
  • Pinkie:... Oh, one thing Nana Pinkie said about the Mirror Pool is that it came to give split personalities their own bodies.
  • Rainbow Dash: And you couldn't have told us that WHY?
  • Pinkie: Because it never came up before.
  • Rainbow Dash: OH FOR F***'S SAKE!!! HAVEN'T YOU HEARD OF FORETHOUGHT?! I FIGURED YOU'D BE A MASTER AT IT!!!
  • Pinkie: That's because we hardly tamper with the Mirror Pool, silly.
  • Applejack: But, how does that make sense? They weren't split personalities, they were just, well, acting.
  • Pinkie: Nana Pinkie said it was a blend of figurative and literal.
  • Twilight:... In a nonsensical way, it makes sense. When those three personas were there, she wasn't being herself. She insulted fellow animals. It's almost like they were... Self-aware... Oh no! Pinkie? I think you might've-
  • Pinkie: KILLED FLUTTERSHY?! (Screams comically)
  • Twilight: Uh, no. More like, got her lost. By giving these three vessels, you gave the last one the strength to take the original.
  • Rarity: Ugh, Pinkie dear, you REALLY should've allowed Fluttershy to keep her body.
  • Pinkie: I SAID I didn't know everything about the Mirror Pool. Not even Nana Pinkie could fully describe how it worked.
  • Valleyshy: That's right, BITCHAAAAS!! We're forever! You brought us out, now we do this our way.
  • Emoshy: "Oh way to aggravate things, genius."
  • Rarity: Oh nononono, you three are NOT doing anything unless we find out which one of you has the REAL Fluttershy inside you.
  • Snootyshy: Good luck, Miss Tishtosh! You'll never-
  • Rainbow Dash: It's her first personality, isn't it?
  • Snootyshy: WHAAAAAAAA, HOW IN THE COCKAMAIMY DID YOU- (Fluttershy took control)
  • Fluttershy: Um, a little help please?
  • Snootyshy: Uhhhh... Hehe... Nice magic trick, huh?

Mirror Pool

  • Pinkie: (Dunking Snootyshy in the Mirror Pool) SAY IT!! SAYITSAYITSAYITSAYITSAYIT!!!!
  • Snootyshy: (Gurgling) Andintoherownreflectionshestared, yearningforonewhosereflectionsheshared, andsolemnlyswearednottobescaredattheprospectofbeingdoublymared!!! (She sank and split, both gasping)
  • Fluttershy: I... I'm free!
  • Rarity: Alright, you three rapscallions! You have crossed the line! As soon as you're done with your jobs, you are going straight back into that pool!
  • Emoshy: Whatever. I don't really care either way.
  • Snootyshy: "Oh hum. Like I'm in any position to protest anyway."
  • Valleyshy: "Well, may as well make the most of it and try the Starbuckers place while I still like, can."
  • Starlight: "... I'm starting to think this is why this pool was cut off with a boulder."
  • Pinkie: Yeah. Whoever made it was really 'full' of it, figuratively and literally.
  • Applejack: "Kinda expected from an Alicorn Prince netourious fer being full of himself."
  • Snootyshy: ARE WE GETTING OUTTA HERE OR ARE WE GOING TO STAND HERE PICKING OUR NOSES?!
  • Rainbow Dash: "WE'RE TALKING HERE?!"
  • Valleyshy: Ugh! RUDE!
  • Emoshy: Gasconade would envy your pretty little fashion princess's envy anyway. Obviously those other ponies that crafted your boutiques are so much better and you can't take it.
  • Rarity: UGH!! I will not tolerate this rudeness either!
  • Snootyshy: Hey, we were made to keep up with Manehattan customs.
  • Applejack: Yeah, and that may as well be where you belong.
  • Snootyshy: So would Rarity. She'd fit right in.
  • Rarity: (Had a comically angry expression)... YOU DARE COMPARE ME TO A BUNCH OF UNORGANIZED PONIES?!
  • Snootyshy: If the horseshoe fits. Now, you brought us here, and you would be wise to let us do what we must and not waste your time and ours by dumping us.
  • Pinkie: "... This is NOT gonna be a fun episode."
  • Rarity: How do we know you'll never repeat what you did already?
  • Snootyshy: (Scoffs) What kind of braindead mules do you take us for? We don't just repeat the same thing.
  • Emoshy: "It would've been pointless anyway since you'll like, just cream us back into the pool anyway."
  • (Deadpool): "AHEM?! Sorry to interrupt, but this episode is just about over, and the Lougers hadn't made an appearance ONCE?! I mean, I don't protest to MLP:FIM stuff, but, this IS suppose to be an SAF episode, right?"
  • (Scroopfan): "BE PATIENT, WILSON, WE'RE GETTING TO THAT?!"
  • (Deadpool): Gotcha.
  • (MSM): Speaking of which, let's see what's up with them.

French Narrator: Meanwhile...

  • The Lightfly Planet was seen, as Gazelle was placed in a cosmic meditative state along with the Lightfly Queen.
  • The Lougers were seen stareing from the outside.....
  • Icky: "...... Okay, I know I'm gonna be called a moron for this, but, what exactly are these two doing?"
  • Lightfly Adviser: "This is what the Lightflies like to call "Incarnation" Sleep. What Elzaorbana is doing is taking Gazelle to her other incarnations of the most problematic dimensions and/or alternate versions of our present United Universes of the Multiverse, which includes ones at risk of Interdimensional Imperialisum."
  • Pang Bing: "I see. And this would ease Gazelle's woes from the Mad Rims?"
  • Lightfly Adviser: "In a way, most indeed. Gazelle is obviously a Uniter that is more at peace at helping others."
  • Lord Shen: "And it would spare Universes from becoming lunch meat to Xzars. Twice the amount of good being done."
  • Spongebob: "I wonder what crazy realities Gazelle is introduced to?"
  • Lightfly Dimensionlogist: "I personally hand-picked some of the few top contenders worthy of such attention in thanks to, special sources. This includes an united universe contaminated with heavy doses of Artificial Magic, A United Universe where the Separatists of the "Star Wars" galaxies had won the clone wars and spread throughout that united universes, cause of slight altercation's of the war's fate, a United Universe where Gromflomites run everything, among with several dimensions that are still only recovering from the effects of the Frits. Counting the three I mentioned, at least 8 Dimensions in total were in need of some help."
  • Icky: "Tch, can you say "Another Deviant Book Series" like the material as of late?"
  • Mr. Whiskers: Um, is PTE on that list?
  • Lightfly Dimensionlogist: No, that reality is an entirely separate Multiverse currently out of our reach, even though that part of the multiversal sea is mostly filled with minor dimensions. Also, I was told that PTE has its own Uniter, albeit the naming conventions there are different, which will show itself in due time, as well as a... Questionable Dark counterpart.
  • Pang Bing: "So it can be trusted that Gazelle will be safe here?"
  • Lightfly Adviser: "Indeed. The Queen will keep Gazelle safe from any dangers.... And from, any rash judgments."
  • Phil: "So I guess you'll call us if anything comes up then? Cause at this point by now we should just about to be called into another mission and-"
  • ???: "Whoa! Excuse me! Hot stuff coming through! Excuse me. One side, muscles. (Hermes zoomed in) Hey, sorry if I'm interrupting any yoga session, but Ignitus called! He wants you guys back in the Dragon Guardian Temple Pronto! Gazelle is optional if she's too busy getting better about that Mad Rim mess."
  • Sandy: "We're on it! Tell Ignitus we'll be there faster than a jackrabbit on a hot summer's day in July!"
  • Hermes: On it. (He zoomed into a pole)... Who put that pole there? (He zoomed off).
  • The Lougers left with Gazelle in a meditative state.
  • Pang Bing sighed.....
  • Duke: "Ehh try not to worry so much, Pang. Gazelle is in good hands."

Dragon Guardian Temple

  • SpongeBob: ANOTHER Equestrian problem? Eh, I was waiting for that since the show ended. So, how big is it? A classic MLP villain since continuity isn't an obstacle? A new Storm Clan member?
  • Ignitus: Another EEA member.
  • SpongeBob:... Of course. We're still frozen in that time... IN 2019!!
  • (Scroopfan): "HEY COME ON, THE CANON SHOW MOVED TOO FAST FOR THE ARC TO CATCH UP?!"
  • Skipper: Kowalski, how soon can we get to Equestria before this EEA member ruins everything?
  • Kowalski: Well, we would need some information on this member before we take action.
  • Icky: "No problem, just ask Celestia, as a royal she keeps tabs on these kinds of people."
  • Ignitus: "She was in the middle of investigating that, but the sudden economical disaster in Manehatten forced her attention to focus on that for a moment. So, we may have to be forced to seek out direct sources."
  • Gilda: "Then we better get in touch with Eightball, stat."
  • Kowalski: On it. Did anybody get his contact information?
  • Tulio: Contact information?
  • Kowalski:... NOBODY GOT EIGHTBALL'S CONTACT INFORMATION?!
  • Miguel: WE DIDN'T THINK PONIES HAD PHONES!!!
  • Icky: "Calm down! We'll call the friendship school and have THEM tell us Eightball's number, THEN we call him."
  • Tulio: Oy!
  • Gilda: I swear, this neglect will kill people one day. We have a money crisis back home. The Goldstone incident was bad enough... But maybe this could ease up the controversy involving that.
  • Trixie: Doubt it. One griffin trying to steal so much land from so many ponies, just for profit? Who the heck is going to forget that?
  • Gilda:... F*** you, logic. Ugh, this situation would be worse if another griffin was involved.
  • Trixie: Karma bet.
  • SpongeBob: Totally. 100 bucks say there is one.
  • Icky: "You're on!"
  • Lord Shen: "Ugh, we need to set some ground rules about gambling on missions!"
  • Cynder: "Ditto."
  • Sparx: C'mon, we have to cope with that annoying running gag somehow. I mean, what could go wrong with that- (He was squished by an anvil) PLAAHAAHAANK!!!
  • Sam: Who called anvil?
  • Kowalski: Rico. (Rico blabbered in joy as he was given fish)
  • Banzai: What? Why didn't anybody tell me this was a thing?
  • Shenzi: Because you have a big gambling problem when it comes to gags.
  • Banzai: Yeah. We keep overusing jokes and stolen bits, and property damage has to be paid for in other ways than through Kuzco. But seriously, how long have we been doing this?
  • Boss Wolf: "Well based on our recent 10th-anniversary episode, about 10 years."
  • Banzai: "Exactamundo! And it's going to be 11 soon, and already in the past years, things are started to get predictable, ya know?"
  • Shenzi: Ugh! And they've been getting more into it since said anniversary.
  • Banzai: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN... (A lot of things happened as everyone won and lost bets until one happened to him)
  • Shenzi:... So, Banban, what have we learned?
  • Banzai: "(Disgruntled) Don't make stupid bets."
  • Shenzi: GOOD BOOOOY! Now we have some business in Equestria... Again.
  • Banzai: Feels like that place has us by the balls more than any other world.
  • Icky: "Well it's been said before that Equestria is always a trouble magnet, so-"
  • Lord Shen: "MAY WE PLEASE GET A MOVE ON?!"
  • Icky: YES, DAAAAAD!!!

School of Friendship

  • Buzzord: DammitdammitDAMMITDAMMITDAMMIT!
  • Euri: Buzz, give it a rest. How many times have you said that? Actually I don't need to ask. 252 times.
  • Buzzord: "I WAS DOING SO GOOD TOO, BUT ONCE AGAIN, ANOTHER AMBITIOUS VENTURE GOES SOUTH!?"
  • Beardy: "Maybe your new year's resolution should be not causing hell to literally break loose."
  • Volat: "The problem with those resolution things is that NOBODY DOES THEM?!"
  • Lascivus: "It also would've helped you didn't took that Tartarus fanboy seriously."
  • Buzzord: "I CAN'T HELP IT, HE OFFERED GOOD POINTS ABOUT THE SCIENTIFIC OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY TARTARUS ITSELF!?"
  • Groc: "Annnnnd you listened to the kid?"
  • Lanx: "It's Buzzord, he would take just about every opportunity to pursue even the most DANGEROUS of things! I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up wanting to open up the Banished Realms because he would want to do research there as well!"
  • Buzzord: "Uh whhaaaaat, (Secretly puts such plans into the shredder) Don't be ludicrous."
  • Igmar: "(Knows exactly what happened)..... First off, thank you for reconsidering that DANGEROUS proposition, Professor. Second, you need to learn to control yourself and ease yourself from being quick to take suggestions from students. ESPECIALLY IF THEY LITERALLY ASK YOU TO OPEN A PORTAL TO WHAT CAN BE CONSIDERED GREEK-BASED HELL?!"
  • Kurtle: "I hate to take a side here, Professor, but, they're onto something. We were lucky the worse that got out was just Tartaric Dobermens and almost a Helldra had it not been for Yakhalla."
  • Buzzord: "I don't mean for bad things to happen when I get onto ambitious ventures, it's just... It feels like the fates themselves have it out for me! It feels like the cosmic forces themselves, view me as a joke!"
  • Volat: "To be fair, Outers tend to view us like how we would view bugs, so-"
  • Olhar: (Burst in) GUYS! We have a problem.
  • Buzzord: CELESTIA'S NONEXISTENT BALLS, OLHAR, YOU SCARED THE LIVING HEARTH'S WARMING LIGHTS OUT OF ME!!!
  • Olhar: Everyone, Rarity is in trouble. THESE two potential test monkeys tried to frame her for the bankruptcy plaguing Equestria so that she could sue another EEA member because of her army of lawyers. (He tossed Gor and Rills in front of them)
  • Gor: WE ARE NOT MONKEYS!!! THERE'S A DIFFERENCE!!! YOU KNOW THAT!!!
  • Rills: WE WERE JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS!!! PLEASE DON'T USE US FOR A RANDOM EXPERIMENT!!!
  • Buzzord: "Gorilla Orcs? Oh neat, I've been looking for new test pilots for my dimension-transending shi-"
  • Igmar: "We're gonna have to wait some more, sir, because these two hold impourent information."
  • Buzzord: Right. Were you really going to frame Miss Rarity?
  • Rills: WE WERE TOLD TO!!!
  • Buzzord:... Then I might just have a way to redeem myself. While the rest go tell Rarity, I'll keep these two company.
  • Olhar: Excellent. We'll be on our way. (He left)
  • Computer: Incoming call from the Shell Lodge Squad.
  • Buzzord: You guys handle that. I've got to teach these guys a lesson in friendship.
  • Groc:... Ooookay. You do that.
  • Buzzord:... You know where in my lab you met me? My biology lab meant for studying Equestrian wildlife. I volunteered for one back in Abyssinia as a preteen before going to Klugetown. It's got an incinerator and oodles of state-of-the-art surgical equipment. Would you like to see them, now that you're here?...

Later...

  • Volat: We already got the memo. Two gorilla orcs tried to kidnap Sweetie Belle for leverage.
  • (Kowalski): THAT LITTLE MULE!!!... Where are these orcs? (Suddenly the orcs were heard screaming crazily while tools were used and Buzzord sang opera off-key)
  • (Boss Wolf):... Don't NOBODY here, EVER, stick your d***s in crazy.
  • (Mr. Whiskers): What does that even mean?
  • (Boss Wolf): Exactly!
  • (Mr. Whiskers): No, seriously, what?
  • (Private): (As they heard the torture)... Skipper? I'm scared.
  • (Skipper): Private... We're ALL scared... I mean, except for me. We've all heard crazier.
  • Buzzord: (He came out) WOW! Those parts were ON there. Hey, guys. I just got done interrogating those orcs, and they're in the position of talking.
  • (Tigress): You have issues.
  • Buzzord: I know, and you're black, pot. AYOOOOOO!! Now let me just put them back together and they'll be ready. It should teach them not to mess with our friends. (He left)
  • (Trixie):... Trixie... Is ALMOST starting to like him.
  • (Icky): I know, right? He went from a generic nutty professor to a Nutty Professor with character development.

Buzzord's Lab

  • Buzzord:... Well, their moods should be more positive. Isn't that right, boys?
  • Gor: FOR THE LOVE OF TALOS, SOMEONE GET THIS PSYCHOPATH AWAY FROM US!!!!
  • Buzzord: So, talk. What do you know about Mode AND the bankruptcy?
  • Gor: "THE BEST WE KNOW THAT ALL THE BANKRUPTCY HAPPENED TO MODE'S MOST TRUSTED BANKS, AND MULTIBUCKS IS ONE OF THEM?! SHE LOST HER LAWYER ARMADA QUICK AS A FLASH!?"
  • Rills: "Then Rarity went and declared a lawsuit?! We were sent here to capture that Sweetie Belle kid!"
  • Buzzord: Well who did it?
  • Gor: WE DON'T KNOW!!
  • Buzzord: Suit yourself. You're going in my dimension transcending ship experiment.
  • Gor: NONO, WE SWEAR, WE DON'T KNOW!!! WHOEVER DID IT MUST'VE WANTED A SLICE OF THE BUSINESS!!!
  • Buzzord: Give me suspects, then. Anybody in the Crystal Empire with such a motive?
  • Rills: I don't know, maybe Mother Lode? The top queenpin of the Crystal Empire?
  • Buzzord: Since when did the Crystal Empire have a criminal syndicate?
  • Gor: HOW SHOULD WE KNOW?! WE FLUNKED EQUESTRIAN HISTORY!!!
  • Professor Spoonful: "Well lucky you, you are being held in a friendship school and I happen to be a professor of history."
  • Rills: "No intentional offense, BUT WE DON'T WANT TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR THIS PSYCO VULTURE?! SO IN PROXY, WE RATHER BE MILES AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL?!"
  • Spoonful: Too bad, so sad.
  • Gor: CAN YOU PUH-LEEE-HEE-HEE-HEEZ JUST LET US GO?!
  • Spoonful: I don't think you understand. Your options are to A. Stay here until the authorities arrive, or B. The incinerator directly behind you. And we won't go for B unless we have to.
  • Gor: "..... WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP IS SPARKLE RUNNING OVER HERE?!"
  • Spirule: "Fair's fair, I wouldn't call attempted kidnapping of a child particularly friendly, you apeish orcs!"
  • Spoonful: And we just said incineration wasn't advisable for us... Unless you leave us no choice. So, you're staying with us.
  • Rills: As long as we get to stay away from HIM as soon as you let us go!
  • Spoonful: Maybe we weren't clear. YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!! We're not letting you go back and warn Mode.
  • Gor: "Hey, hostage-taking's not very friendly neither?!"
  • Barktrot: "I view it more as, citizens' arrest."
  • Gor: It's still hostage-taking.
  • Barktrot: Stop trying to distract us with logic. You're still going to the authorities.

Meanwhile...

  • Rarity was walking in circles on a nervous cycle.
  • Starlight: "..... Looks like "Twilighting" can also happen to other ponies."
  • Twilight: It's called stress and anxiety. Can we please not turn my name for a phrase to freakouts?
  • Pinkie: Think of it like a roast.
  • Twilight: That... Doesn't make it any better. Rarity's in a lot of pressure right now, so there's no time for goofing off.
  • Rainbow Dash: "Then ya might wanna tell THAT to the Donut hole Rarity is making."
  • This was seen as Rarity was walking into a doughnut-shaped hole in the floor.
  • Spike: "..... Okay, how did THAT happen in a matter of a few seconds?"
  • Pinkie: "Cartoon logic."
  • Spike: Ugh, because of course it was.
  • Rarity: What am I going to do? I know those three Fluttershies are going to screw it all up and I can't show up to the court like this!
  • Twilight: Yeah, being cut off of your funding is going to do that to her. She doesn't even have that much money to even sue for everything Mode owns.
  • Rainbow Dash: As for the one who bankrupted Equestria? The Wonderbolts are already on the case, but this time they're working on the detective stuff since that Wind Rider incident, and they have too many leads and too many suspects to bust the pony responsible before it's too late.
  • Rarity: ".... (Sighs)..... For as much as I didn't fancy Vogue having an unproven accusation, I could really use her help now. Maybe I should've listened to her advice about not halting opening day at the least, because then at least the money issue could've been solved THAT way!"
  • Starlight: "Maybe it's not too late to call Vogue back in. We could ask Suri to talk to her about it."
  • Rarity: "But at the same time, crawling back to Vogue would make me look pathetic in her eyes, and not just hers, but in anypony's! Then my reputation is doomed and another store ends up not being me?!"
  • Spike: "... Okay, Serious Spike Mode, ACTIVATED?! Rarity, snap out of it?! (The ponies were shocked by Spike's abrasiveness).... You say you want stores to be done by you. But who exactly IS Rarity?"
  • Rarity: "....."
  • Spike: "...... A member of the elements of harmony who saved Equestria a crud load of times. The Element of Generosity. And a famous entrepreneur of the finest fashion stuff in any side of Equestria. Sure, your stores in Manehatten and Canterlot, could've gone more perfectly, but ya know what? Those stores are still here all because of you! (Rarity was flabbergasted by that) Ya know why? Because you brought out the best in ponies. If it wasn't for you, Sassy Saddles would've likely gotten fired from a bajillion other fashion stores because her organization skills often inadvertently have her usurp her own employers and was too quick to industrialize fashion. You showed her that fashion is not about the hottest seller..... Erm, not all the time, I mean. That landlord probably used to be a self-serving jerk trying to get his daughter noticed, but because of you opening a store on one of his properties, and said store becoming a hit, he started to ease down on his conditions. Heck, his daughter started to become a new namesake anyway! Now she's a pony of ideas and opened her own idea enterprise, and is still going strong! And heck, in a way, this Crystal Empire shop, IS STILL HERE, because YOU were bringing the best out of Vogue!"
  • Rarity began to soul-search....
  • Spike: "..... You did it through Suri. You got her daughter in a better place... Granted, it could've been handled better and without the Dork Scourge getting involved, but, consider this. Suri used to be a pony of self-service, and I would imagine that based on what Vogue's past is, well, the apple did NOT fell far from the tree in some cases... But because you changed Suri for the better, it inspired Vogue to clean up her act too. Heck, even when she tried to work with you by asking you to sell your other stores to even AFFORD this one, you went out of your way to open Vogue's eyes and tell her that business doesn't always have to be about sacrifices...."
  • Rarity still was thinking about it.
  • Spike: "..... Consider this..... You could've easily fired Sassy or let her leave in bitter resignation..... You could've easily cut your losses and either drop the building for another place or abandon Manehatten entirely..... Heck, I think your clone from Nefarious could've told you how badly Vogue's offer could've gone. Why, you could've never even met Vogue if you had stayed enemies with Suri."
  • Rarity: "..... You're saying that, because I brought the best in ponies just for being myself, that, the stores ARE still all Rarity?"
  • Spike: "Well yeah. The best part about you, outside of beauty and tactical mind with eyes for details, is that you're generous."
  • Applejack: "Exactly. Rarity, I've seen ponies that have your mannerisms that may look pretty and refine, but are nothing but blowhards and entitled spoiled brats because of living under their parents' wealth. I admit that when I first met ya, I, assumed the worst. But, you weren't like those other ponies at all... Sure, we don't always get along that famously, but... If there's any pony I would want to get stranded on an island of isolated Hobglobin Head-Hunters..... Well, you are in the top three with Rainbow Dash and Twilight or Starlight, 'cause you can be surprisingly resourceful fer looking like you prefer the finer luxuries of life. Ya proved that with them Diamond Dogs."
  • Rainbow Dash: "Totally! And you were a big help with Wind Rider."
  • Fluttershy: "You're the reason why I come out of my shell more often, or um, at least, a contributing factor."
  • Pinkie: "Fashion is your passion, Rarity! But the greatest thing about you, is that you are one of the most generous ponies I know! You were able to bring back a play that brought out the best in ponies with Applejack on one friendship mission, ohh ohh, or how we saved Canterlot Food from being dictated by Gourmand being a sour critic!"
  • Starlight: "...... Uh, what they said."
  • Twilight: "So you see, Rarity? Those stores outside of the Boutique are still done by you. It was just in a way that represents who you are... The Element of Generosity....."
  • Rarity began to sniffle and shed tears.....
  • Rarity: "...... I, I can't believe I never realized that... Oh I feel like such a silly-filly! I was in control all this time?!..... (Sadly) But now I lost it by sending Vogue away...."
  • Starlight: "And we can still make it right."
  • Rarity: (Sniffles deeply and wipes her tears) You're right... I can still get Vogue back! I must! As Princess Mi Amore Cadenza is my witness, Rarity's Transparenty Pleasantries will succeed!

Cutaway

  • Cadence: (Sneezes loudly) Shining, did you ever get the feeling that the universe knows when someone's talking about you?
  • Shining: "I guess it runs in the family since Celestia has a bajillion phrases named after her. Now let's resume finding Twilight and tell her what she and the others need to know about Beholder."
  • Cadence: So let's get to Transparent Pleasantries...... Ya know, that needs a better name.
  • Shining: Yeah. Tell me about it.

Elsewhere.

  • Electross' luxury ship was seen flying across Equestria.
  • The Crusaders were seen, being given a tour.
  • Scootaloo: "This is, AWESOME?!"
  • Sweetie Belle: "Look at all this! It's like we're inside an AUU ship."
  • Electross: "Tch, trust me, the AUUians take one look at my ship and say "Wow, that is so retro and yet it still works". They have ships that make this old thing look like it belongs in a museum."
  • Applebloom: So when are we gonna get to the Crystal Empire?
  • Yakhalla: "Shouldn't be too long, now. Though, I feel awkward going there in light of, certain events."
  • Barktrot: "Worry not, Yakhalla, that was a long time ago. You've come so far from being Yakotaur."
  • Yakhalla: Yes, I know, but still...
  • Buzzord: "Oh try to look at it like this, my good yak minotaur hybrid: That Yakotaur brohaha is barely relevant anymore."
  • Yakhalla: I sure hope so. That time is a nightmare for me.
  • Buzzord: I know. But just let the past go, okay?
  • Yakhalla:... I guess I can trust a crackpot like you.
  • Buzzord:...... You ruined the mood. You had it, and you ruined it.
  • Applebloom: Hey, you should be pretty used to it.
  • Buzzord: Well I ain't, because of the recent Tartarus crap.
  • Scootaloo: Can we drop that and ask, ARE WE THERE YET?!?
  • Buzzord: NO! We have only a few miles to go.
  • Scootaloo: TOO LONG! RARITY NEEDS US PRONTO!!!
  • Electross: The capital of Reepor wasn't built in one day, kids! You need to be patient.
  • Scootaloo: "We can't help it, we're antsy about learning something BIG?!"
  • Electross: Please, it's not like nothing.
  • Scootaloo: You mean-
  • Electross: Don't, say it! You get what I mean. Now please, just go play or something and we'll be in the Crystal Empire very soon.
  • Sweetie Belle:... Anypony want to play Mahjong?
  • Applebloom: Boring!
  • Sweetie Belle: Mareopoly?
  • Scootaloo: Hard pass.
  • Sweetie Belle: Reindeer Games?
  • Applebloom/Scootaloo: EXTRA HARD PASS!!
  • Sweetie Belle: Ugh, okay, what do you want to do on this boring ship?
  • Kurtle: "Well, I have a Nintendo Switch and some Mario Kart, would you-"
  • Scootaloo: Kurtle, we don't have any fingers to press those tiny buttons, or to properly use the controllers.
  • Kurtle: But didn't Crane's brother make hoof compatible technology?
  • Sweetie Belle: "They've been phased out in recent years."
  • Kurtle: Okay... in that case, anyone know any good card games?
  • Cynidress: "You could try some I-Spy."
  • Scootaloo: "EXTREMELY HARD PASS?!"
  • Buzzord: "Well if you kids want, I could let you three use my dimension transcending ship to get to the Funverse-"
  • School of Friendship Staff but Buzzord: "VERY HARD PASS!!"
  • Buzzord: "... Erm, well, I wasn't able to bring it with me anyway."
  • Electross: "... Well, I got one last solution. Computer, activate fabricator to make a toy ball! (A Ray opened up and fired to make a bouncy toy ball out of nothing)...... Here kids. Try to take this to the ship's playroom and go crazy. Your welcome to keep that if you want."
  • The Crusaders got excited and took the ball with them!
  • Professor Spoonful: "....... This thing had a playroom?"
  • Electross: "The Higher-Ranked Cragmite that owned this ship had kids of his own. The playroom was for them so they wouldn't distract the pilots."
  • Igmar: "Wasn't that dangerous, considering that this previous owner could've been a high target in the wars they went through?"
  • Cynidress: "Well that's just about it with Cragmites. They LIKE living dangerously."
  • Spirule: "Try not to take offense, but, I can see why the Lombaxes exiled them all."
  • Electross: "As proven defects, we don't blame you for thinking that."
  • Cynidress: "Ditto."
  • Spirule: Now then, with the kids preoccupied, I suppose it's safe to say we have time to think before-
  • Electross: We have arrived at the Crystal Empire.
  • Spirule:... Karma, I wish I could kill you.
  • Barktrot: "Careful, the Karam Fairies would take that as a challenge."
  • Spirule: Hey, they're practically challenging us already.
  • Electross: Let's just go.

Crystal Empire

  • Shining: "And that's all that we know."
  • Twilight: "Thank you for telling us this, Shining."
  • Shining: "May as well had to." (The School of Friendship staff appeared)
  • Olhar: Guys! We have another EEA problem.
  • Pinkie: "Well aren't you late to the party, we were talking about how that meanie Mode just tried to have Beholder steal from Rarity."
  • Buzzord: "Well, there's is an extra thing now about how she tried to have two gorilla orcs kidnap Sweetie Belle and-... Wait... You knew that too? And if so, HOW?!"
  • Rarity: "MODE TRIED TO WHAT?!"
  • Buzzord: "..... Okay, maybe not so much the part about Sweetie Bell obviously, but you already know about the fashion theft thing?"
  • Rarity: No, seriously, what did she try to do to her?!?
  • Olhar: She tried to kidnap her as leverage to keep you from suing.
  • Rarity:... THAT, UNGRATEFUL, CHEATING, BIMBO! Well, that just gives me more evidence to use against her.
  • Olhar: We do have the orcs in custody. They're not allowed to leave and inform Mode.
  • Buzzord: But they did give us a suspect for the one who bankrupted Equestria. Her name was... Mother Lode?
  • Cadence:... Mother Lode? The criminal syndicate leader of the Crystal Empire?
  • Rainbow Dash: Wait, since when does the Crystal Empire have a criminal syndicate?
  • Cadence: We don't know. All we know that Cinch had implied that she opened up around after the Yakotaur thing happened.
  • Rarity:... Well, why would she be willing to help me? Obviously this was all to get to Mode.
  • Applejack: I doubt that. Her actions had a bigger impact than the controversy Goldstone caused.
  • Kurtle: "I don't mean to distract the point of the conversation, but, I find the idea of the Chirstail Empire having a criminal enterprise here, weird, cause, I look at this place and I don't think it's prime real estate for a criminal enterprise. It looks too utopian for that, at least when compared to a more sensible spot for a criminal organization like Kludgetown. Nevermind the tourism industry here and that it's a well-known spot."
  • Rarity: Looks CAN be deceiving, you know.
  • Kurtle: Yes, but, this place doesn't look like the kind of place for a criminal syndicate. So, sounds to me like this Mother Lode thing is an urban myth.
  • Cadence: It's true, unfortunately. This IS the source of love throughout Equestria and it's magic strength thanks to the polarity, is too valuable for certain greedy people to pass up. It's something even King Sombra couldn't resist. The power this place offers? If you were hungry for power and greed, would you resist?
  • Kurtle: "... It's weird on how complicated pony society can be."
  • Rainbow Dash: "Yeah sometimes it's frustraights us too on how complicated things are."
  • Pinkie: But hey, that's what makes it fun!
  • Kurtle:... Whatever you say. But... How do we find this Mother Lode?
  • Cadence: Boy, isn't that the million-bit question? She is hard, even for me, to track down. It's said she can adapt to any hardship. There's even a crazy rumor that she used antimagic during the Fritz.
  • Twilight: SHE WHAT?!? Does she KNOW how dangerous that stuff is?
  • Yakhalla: "But hasn't Anti-Magic been used before and nothing bad ever occurred?"
  • Pinkie: "That was before Star Butterfly became a part of SAF continuity. Nowadays, Anti-Magic is now considered a corruptive influence."
  • Twilight: "... AHEM! In non-Metanese, I wasn't talking about Tamed Anti-Magic. I'm talking about Anti-Magic in it's purest form."
  • Applejack: And that means this woman is pretty dangerous. Somepony FINALLY needs to deal with her.
  • Rarity: Indeed. As much as I want to thank her for helping me handle Mode, there's STILL only one right way to thank her: put her away.
  • Spirule: Then what are we waiting for? Let's-
  • Twilight: Not so fast. You guys still have to look over the School of Friendship... AND our sisters... AND godsister.
  • Rainbow Dash: Specifically MINE!
  • Cadence: She's right. We can handle this on our own.
  • Olhar: Does 'our own' include the Shell Lodgers? They're on their way.
  • Rarity: This sounds like something we don't need them for.
  • Spike: Well it's THEIR show.
  • Barktrot: That and Gazelle is in the middle of an interdimensional trip, Kairi and Sora are still eloping, and they have nothing better to do.
  • Rarity:... Can't argue with that.
  • Buzzord: "So, uh, I guess we'll get going then?"
  • Twilight: Yes. And don't open any more portals to Tartarus while we're gone.
  • Buzzord: What kind of dumb genius do you take me for?
  • Twilight: You REALLY don't want me to answer that.
  • Pinkie: "Ya really don't."
  • Buzzord: Ugh. Sometimes I really hate my life. Everyone, let's blow. (The School of Friendship left on their shuttle)
  • Twilight:... Well... We finally have our culprit.
  • Rarity: I'LL DRESS MODE IN HORRIBLE CLOTHES AND DANGLE HER ON A ROPE IN THE STREETS OF CANTERLOT!!!
  • Starlight: "Well that's a little scary and out of character of you to say, Rarity."
  • Rarity: Forgive my outburst, but Lady Mode WILL be put to justice, or my name isn't Rarity!
  • Pinkie: "So, you're saying you're gonna legally change your name if we fail to deal with Mode? That seems abit extreme."
  • Rarity:...... What I mean is, we're going to send her to justice for going too far by messing with my sister.
  • Applejack: Yeah, I may not be completely straight with you, but, those gorilla orcs also messed with MY sister.
  • Rainbow Dash: And I will rip off my own wings and jump off the Crystal Castle before I let ANYCREATURE mess with Scootaloo. When the Lougers get here, they and I are DIFFENDENTLY GONNA RIP SOME BUTTS OFF?!
  • Twilight: That's not physically possible.
  • Rainbow Dash: Oh, we'll find a way.
  • Applejack: "Honestly I'm amazed Buzzord didn't turned those two into new test dummies for his latest crazy contraptions yet, much less that dimension transending ship."
  • Starlight: "I'm betting the Lougers are gonna end up consbinsating that too like they did for when he had that dimension-traveling outhouse."
  • Twilight: Pfft, yeah.
  • Rainbow Dash: Well, what're we waiting for? Let's kick some Mode AND Lode.
  • Fluttershy: "I'm with you, Rainbow Dash!"
  • Pinkie: SOOOOO convenient that our episodic villains have rhyming names.
  • Starlight: "Seriously?"
  • Pinkie: I'm Pinkie Pie! This is how I cope with a crisis.
  • The Main 7 trotted off!

Mode's Building

  • Mode: WHAT DO YOU MEAN GOR AND RILLS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED?!?
  • Goblin: "Well, what I mean is that, take into one's possession or control by force, or the action of capturing or of being captured. It's-"
  • Mode: "I WASN'T ASKING FOR THAT YOU NUMBSKULL?! I MEANT, FOR THE DETAILS ON WHY THOSE TWO ARE CAPTURED?!"
  • Goblin: From what I heard... Or saw... Seems that the staff of the School of Friendship is holding them until the authorities come. Odds are they know that you tried to kidnap Miss Rarity's sister.
  • Mode: "..... (Throws a fit)?! UNBELIEVABLE?! AND YET MY OVER-SEERS SAID THEY'RE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!? (Pulls out Passports) This is it?! Time for me to start over in a new country?!"
  • ???: Too late. (Rarity and the others arrived, with Rarity madder than ever)
  • Mode:... One, how did you get here so fast? You shouldn't know how to teleport.
  • Twilight: But I do.
  • Mode:... You're right. Dumb question. Second, um, it was nothing personal, it... OH, WHO AM I KIDDING!! Look, Miss Rarity, before you start-
  • Rarity: Upupup! I don't want ANY excuses. You do realize that this stunt of yours can be used against you in court. Plus, even if Lode DIDN'T bankrupt Equestria, I don't think even your lawyers would be able to defend THAT move.
  • Mode: Hey, I do crimes like that ALL the time, and they can defend that.
  • Twilight: AAAAAND you just confessed more evidence to use against you. I just LOVE magic,.
  • Mode:... Um... GUARDS?!?
  • Rarity: We already took care of them.
  • Applejack: They went down stupidly easy.
  • Mode:... Ugh, of course they did... Any chance, I can talk you out of this?
  • Rarity: Not even in your dreams. You're SO busted, Mode.
  • Mode: "... FIPIXFI?!"
  • Fipixfi the Pixie Poodie fast-flipped in front of the Main 7 and karate posed between them and Mode.....
  • Fluttershy: "(Gives a "Let me handle this" gesture to the group)..... Fipixfi, I presume?"
  • Fipixfi growled and yipped at Fluttershy!
  • Fluttershy: "Look, I get Mode is your owner, but I would rather a cute adorable creature like yourself, doesn't get involved in this."
  • Fipixfi yipped?!
  • Fluttershy: "Oh trust me, young lady, you don't want me to "Make you"!"
  • Starlight: "..... It must be an interesting world being able to talk to animals."
  • Fipixfi growls at Fluttershy.
  • Mode: That's right, Fipixfi! Protect Mama!
  • Rainbow: "Mama"?
  • Applejack: "She is clearly her pet, Rainbow."
  • Fluttershy: (She used the Stare on her, as it actually horrified the pooch, looking like a hellish demon monster to her)... GET, BACK, NOW! (Fipixfi backed away whining in fright)
  • Mode: WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOU COWARDLY MUTT?! (Fipixfi yipped)
  • Fluttershy: HEY! Who's SHE to call you a cowardly mutt?
  • Mode:... (Fipixfi growled at her)... Um... Bad dog?... Play dead?... You are getting a big time--

One sudden beating by an acrobatic Pixie Poodle Later.

  • Mode was seen laying down in pain as Fluttershy got very close with Fipixfi.
  • Pinkie: "I'm thinking Fluttershy made a new friend today.
  • Mode: "(Lisped from the damaged face) Ya know, thish ish asshault and battery. AND you corrupthhed my pet! I will formallyth complain to Celestia!"
  • Twilight: Oh, is that so?
  • Mode: "DIDTH I STUDDER?!"
  • Applejack: "Well no, but ya'll do have a bad lisp."
  • Mode: OH, LIKE HAFFING A COUNTPPHRY DRAWL ISH ANY BETTHER!
  • Rainbow: You're already on Applejack's list for sending ape-orcs to kidnap her sister's friend, SO DON'T MAKE IT WORSE!
  • Starlight: "Besides, Celestia's on our side. And she long made it clear that she's not gonna give a bended knee to any E.E.A. jerkwad that tries to undermine the Tree of Harmony."
  • Rarity: And we have PLENTY of evidence to use against you. Even with your lawyers, it'd be impossible to defend you.
  • Applejack: Yep. You, madam, are going to share a cell with Mother Lode.
  • Mode:... I KNEHW IHT WAHS HAHR!!
  • Starlight: "The only question is, why? What did Lode had to gain from ruining you?"
  • Pinkie: "I think at most Lode was another victim of Mode's stealing."
  • Starlight: "Apart from the obvious.... What did you do to Lode that made her want to hurt Equestria and Manehatten THIS badly, just to get at you?!"
  • Mode: "And riskth giving more evidenceth againsth meeth?!"
  • Starlight: "... Okay, that lisp is starting to make it hard to take her seriously, can we please heal her?"
  • Twilight: Okay, but only so we can understand her. (Heals Mode partially)
  • Mode: "... ME-MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME! Oh, thank you for that. BUT YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK IF YOU HOPED THAT WOULD GET ME TO TALK?!"
  • Rainbow: Well, I don't really speak for animals, but I'm sure Fipixfi will know how to make you talk.
  • Fipixfi snarled at Mode.
  • Mode: "(Gulps)... Now I think I get what Stool always wined about. OKAY, I'LL TALK, I'LL TALK?!"
  • Fluttershy: Then do it!
  • Mode: Well, I didn't exactly MEET her, but I heard so much about her. My best guess is that she wanted your business to capitalize on and stole the glory by bankrupting Equestria, aiming to cut my lawyers' paycheck, because she wants me out of the picture.
  • Rarity:...... Sounds about right. For now at least. But if we find out there's more to it, expect an earful, missy!
  • Twilight: Yes. Lode definitely must be dealt with.
  • Rainbow Dash: We'll find her, and shove her legs up her ass.
  • Mode: Ouch!
  • Starlight: "Well, the Lodgers should be showing up by this point."
  • Unknown to them, Jaque was listening in secret...
  • Jaque: "..... (Quietly) I'm gonna need to tie up loose ends."

Crystal Empire.

  • Lode: "WHAT'S TAKING SO LONG IN FRAMING THE GRIFFIN?!"
  • Suited Pony: "Well, our strategists felt that framing Stool Pigeon is impossible, because... He has the perfect alibi of being locked up in a Griffin-sized birdcage."
  • Lode: "..... (Facehoofs) DARN IT?! IT CANNOT GET WORSE?!"
  • Jaque kicked the door down and pointed a gun at her and her troupe.....
  • Jaque: ".... What, did I just, warn you about?! The stunt you made me do has attracted Louger attention?! Oh sure, the Main 7 went after Mode, but she sang about you?!"
  • Lode: "... Drat."
  • Jaque: "Well, I'm here to tie up loose ends to make sure I avoid being captured by those misfits."
  • Lode: "Oh yeah? (Pulls a large drawer on her desk and pulls out a gooey ominous egg) DON'T MAKE ME USE THIS?!"
  • Jaque: "..... What glorified Sci-Fi planet did you pull THAT disgusting thing out of?!"
  • Lode: "A little something I bought from a unicorn who mastered anti-magic. His name was Antius Magi. He said this, is an egg for a "Wiper Queen". He claims that she's a part of a race of cosmic entities above even the Alicorns themselves. I hatch this bad girl, and she'll be in my command?!"
  • Jaque: ".... Lode, ya don't wanna mess with that Lovecraftian s***?! IT NEVER ENDS WELL FOR BAD GUYS THAT TAMPER WITH FORCES BEYOND ANYONE'S UNDERSTANDING?! Also, I DOUBT THAT THING'S GONNA OBEY YOU IF YOU HATCH IT?!"
  • Lode: Try me!
  • Jaque: ".... Look, hear me out before this ends up in a situation we'll BOTH regret. The last thing you want in an already bad situation is to cause this crystallized imperial city to be an epicenter of Eldritch horrors."
  • Lode: You want those Lodgers beaten, don't you?
  • Jaque: Well, yeah, but-
  • Lode: Then with this baby, they'll never even touch us!
  • Jaque: "Lode, I heard rumors that they've beaten an Outer considered TEN TIMES WORSE than that gross thing in the egg! Heck, awhile back during the fritz, they have beaten that Outer God-Obsidian dragon thing! The Misfits at this point had already gotten their feet wet in handling Outers!!"
  • Lode: "True, but I'm confident they aren't so familiar with THIS kind of Outer!"
  • Jaque: "They'll adapt!"
  • Lode: I'd like to see them try it!
  • Jaque: "That's a sucker bet you'll come to regret!"
  • Lode: AH, SHUT UP! You're just trying to get me to chicken out because you're afraid of some nosy misfits!
  • Jaque: "I'M BEING SERIOUS HERE?! Just, where did you even MET this, "Antius Magi" guy anyway?!"
  • Lode: Who knows, and who cares?
  • Jaque:... YOU IDIOT! DON'T YOU KNOW THAT ACCEPTING SOMETHING FROM SOME STRANGER IS BAD NEWS?! Especially if this was someone who managed to access A FREAKING OUTER GOD EGG?!
  • Lode: Well, I'm willing to take a risk that ensures my safety.
  • Jaque: THAT WILL BE A MOOT POINT IF THAT THING IS HATCHED, LODE?! I'm WARNING ya, you hatch that thing, NOBODY and NOPONY will be safe!
  • Lode: "I figured you more daring than that, Jaque! Ya did basically bankrupted Equestria after all!?"
  • Jaque: "You also have to remember that I'm trying to be practical in being a bad guy and avoid predictable traps that always lead to downfalls?! And one of the worse ways to go down, IS CAUSING A COSMIC CALAMITY?!"
  • Lode: WELL, FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING!! (She got the egg ready)
  • Jaque: DON'T!!!! I WILL SHOOT YOUR CUTE FACE OFF IF YOU-
  • Lode: I'm sorry, what?
  • Jaque: (Realized he let it slip) Uh...
  • Lode:... Ugh, do I seriously have a Lamprey as a secret admirer?! (The egg was starting to get closer to being hatched)
  • Jaque: "I MEANT CUTE IN THE CONTEXT OF BUNNIES BEING CUTE?!"
  • Lode: If you think I'm flattered by that, think again! (The egg gets closer to hatching, as it starts to crack)
  • Jaque: "LODE, I MEAN IT, STOP?!
  • Lode: TOO LATE! (The egg hatched)
  • Jaque:... We're f****d... BADLY!
  • Suddenly, slime burst from the egg and got everywhere!
  • Lode: "..... MY OFFICE?!"
  • All the slime began to slide down.
  • Lode: "WAS I GIVEN A DUD EGG?!"
  • Jaque: "Lode, we need to get out of here, get in my car?!"
  • Lode: "I'M NOT-"
  • Jaque: "(Forces Lode with his gun) I SAID GET IN MY FREAKING CAR?!"
  • Jaque dragged Lode and followers off!
  • Jaque: "GO GO GO GO GO?!"
  • The sound of a car driving off was heard as the Slime began to pile up and form a feminate but horrifying figure as slight screeches are heard.

Meanwhile...

  • Eye Beholder was still mad at Stool Pigeon, as Stool Pigeon just sat down miserable...
  • Stool Pigeon:... Can I get out now?
  • Eye Beholder: No!
  • Stool Pigeon:... How about now?
  • Eye Beholder: No!
  • Stool Pigeon: Now?
  • Eye Beholder: No!
  • Stool Pigeon: Now?
  • Eye Beholder: You can't just ANNOY your way-
  • Stool Pigeon: NOOOOOOOOW?!
  • Eye Beholder: "Answer, is, still, NO?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: (Dubbed as Sparx) Okay, now? Now? Now, Now, Now, Now, Now?
  • Eye Beholder: NO!
  • Stool Pigeon: You know, "no" is just a letter away from "now", don't you agree?
  • Eye Beholder: NO! I mean, YES, but- GAHHH!
  • Stool Pigeon: Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-Now-NoW-Now-Now-Now?! (Eye Beholder is annoyed beyond belief) BATMAN!
  • Cinch: "(Comes in) WOULD THE BOTH OF YOU CEASE THIS?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Stool's the one being un-cooperative?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: I'M uncooperative?! She's the one who won't let me out, even after I apologized!
  • Eye Beholder: "EVEN IF I WANTED TO, THAT CAGE WON'T WORK FOR MY MAGIC?!"
  • Stool Pigeon: Oh, what's the point? You think I'm useless because of my clumsiness and screwups anyway.
  • Eye Beholder: THAT IS NOT TRUE! I don't give a flying feather about your screwups. Who the f*** ditches a friend they know for so long because of that?
  • Stool Pigeon: Twilight almost did when her friends were looking for Queen Novo.
  • Eye Beholder: Ugh!
  • Cinch: Can you please both silence yourselves? If you hadn't noticed, we're in a serious situation.
  • Eye Beholder: "We're not ignorant to the bankruptcy thing, it's just, we all know Twilight and friends are gonna go fix things anyway, so why act as if this would never be fixed?"
  • Cinch: Because you guys could be given some kind of blame.
  • Stool Pigeon: Hey, we're not the ones who bankrupted Equestria.
  • Cinch: Well, whoever did must've done it to get at Mode. I mean, bankruptcy occurs during a lawsuit against a business mare with an army of lawyers? Coincidence? I don't think so.
  • Eye Beholder:... She does have a point... But I feel as if we'd know that already.
  • Stool Pigeon: "Aren't you guys overlooking this? For all we know, it could just be a stock market crash or an incompetent banker crunched the wrong numbers."
  • Cinch: True, but it's STILL, INCREDIBLY, suspicious that it happened the exact time Rarity intended to sue Mode. There's no denying there's another player in this game.
  • Stool Pigeon: "Okay, Shadow Spade, what's your theory on all this?"
  • Cinch: Well, my bets are off to the one pony who's caused trouble in a relatively recent period: The crime boss of the Crystal Empire, Mother Lode.
  • Stool Pigeon:... Why does this place have a crime boss?
  • Cinch: The same reason a place ALWAYS has a crime boss, for its power and wealth. This Empire IS the source of love throughout Equestria, so there's no reason NOT to have somepony or somecreature try to capitalize on it.
  • Eye Beholder: Ugh! Sometimes it bugs me that the purest beings in the UUniverses STILL have their bad eggs.
  • Cinch: What did you expect from mortals?
  • Eye Beholder: That was a rhetorical statement! (Sighs) Well, obviously the bitch wants my mother out so she can steal her plans for Rarity's boutique for herself.
  • Stool Pigeon: PHAH! What use is there in just an average boutique? Why couldn't she go after something better, like science, or magic, or anything like that? I mean, this is the same city with a magical crystalian vital organ and a baby god, why not go after those and-
  • Suddenly, a low roar was heard in the distance!
  • Stool Pigeon:... What was that?
  • Cinch: "... I, shudder to find out."
  • Eye Beholder: "I swear, if it's another Tartarus creature, I'm gonna freak out?!"
  • Cinch: It better not be so. (They went outside to find dark-green sludge pouring through the streets)...
  • Eye Beholder:... What is that?
  • Cinch:... Oh, my, GODS, IT'S, ANTIMAGIC!!
  • Eye Beholder:... Anti, Magic?
  • Cinch:... It's basically the antimatter equivalent of magic. It can destroy magic itself. So... It's easy to say that Mother Lode is DEFINITELY responsible.
  • Eye Beholder: Wait, how does that prove that?
  • Cinch: Lode was said to have used antimagic especially during the fritz. It's even been written off as a rumor that she kept some antimagic spawned creatures like Antithaumites or Wipers around.
  • Eye Beholder:... What are-
  • Suddenly, they were confronted by a creature that slithered up to them, bearing four arms, two of them bore giant claws that look like hacking implements, a face-sized mandible and large insect looking horns as clawed hands grabbed the railings, it's tentacled legs and tail spiraling around at them as it screeched!
  • Cinch: "... If you were going to ask what are wipers, THAT'S WHAT A QUEEN LOOKS LIKE?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "NOW I WISH IT WAS ACTSELLY ANOTHER TARTARUS MONSTER, NOT A, WHATEVER THAT IS?!"
  • Cinch and Eye ran back in and closed off the entry!
  • Stool Pigeon: "Girls, what just happened?!"
  • Cinch: "Well-"
  • Eye Beholder: "THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE'S INVADED BY A SLIME MONSTER?!"
  • Cinch: "It's worse than any old "Slime Monster". Wipers are destructor-class Outer Gods."
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... OH THANKS ALOT, PONYCRAFT?!"
  • Eye Beholder: "Outer, Gods?"
  • Cinch: "Oh what, are you one of those ponies that believe the Alicorn Gods are the highest forms of existence, much less any other inrealm god across the United Universes?"
  • Eye Beholder: "..... Fair point... BUT WHAT IS THAT THING DOING HERE?!"
  • Cinch: "That much is admittingly, a good question. Usually, Wipers are only utilized against cross-dimensional beings that committed the sin of Inter-Dimensional Imperialisum and escaped to an uninhabited dimension to be quietly dealt away. And this current dimension is neither guilty of such as far as we can tell nor is there any inter-dimensionals hiding here in secret, because Wipers were built for stealth in mind, cause typically when a guilty inter-dimensional race is discovered, the Wipers cancel out the hunt for them and-"
  • Eye Beholder: "Ya could've just said you have no idea and leave it at that, I WASN'T ASKING FOR A LESSON IN PONYCRAFT MYTHOS?!"
  • Cinch: "Well, point is, that Wiper Queen has no reason being here. Nor was Lode strong enough to even have access to such a creature. That is unless she had, outside help. But nary do I know anyone capable to get a queen egg all the way out- (Realizes something)...... Antius Magi..."
  • Stool Pigeon: "The who whatnow?"
  • Cinch:... Well, I'll talk about him later. Right now, we MIGHT need to do something about this- (The Wiper Queen burst into the place screeching)
  • Stool Pigeon: "AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?! WHAT NIGHTMARE AM I HAVING RIGHT NOW?!"
  • Eye Beholder: YOU'RE NOT DREAMING, STOOL! I SEE IT TOO!
  • Cinch: "TACTICAL RETREAT?! (Cinch frees Stool from his cage as Eye Beholder grabs him as the trio ran off!)"
  • Stool Pigeon: RUN LIKE LITTLE GIIIIIIIRLS, MULTI-ARMED MONSTER ON THE LOOOSE!!! (The Wiper Queen was chasing them comically)
  • The Crystal Ponies began to panic and run!

Meanwhile...

  • Rarity: Finally! We can get this court case over with as soon as we bust this Lode pony.
  • Rainbow Dash: And we didn't even need the Lodgers after all.
  • Pinkie: Well, let's see how THAT changes- (Suddenly, everything burst with Wipers, including other kinds of Wiper castes, and eventually Lode's hideout became a hive)... And there it is.
  • Twilight:... It can't be. Is this stuff... Antimagic?
  • Pinkie: Well it's not soda pop. (Tasted it and spit it out in a comical reaction) ECCK?! YUCKY YUCKY POO-POO?! THIS IS GROSSY MC-GROSSALOT?!"
  • Fluttershy: "What happened to the Crystal Empire?"
  • Starlight: "I think, (Points to the Eye-Tentacled Wipers) THEY, might have some part in this."
  • ???: "They, are called Wipers."
  • Suddenly, Nemo and his Eraser-Buster team arrived.
  • Brad: "The Boys at the OF said that a rouge Wiper Hive was established. AND HOLY CRUD, DID IT EVER?!"
  • Sheila: "Blimey these things work fast, even for Outers."
  • Spike: "Aw gees, you mean these guys are like the Black Emperor?"
  • Cleanser: "Yes and no. Wipers are built differently from Erasers. Wipers are meant to be more stealth-based, ergo are meant to snag dimensionals accused of Dimensional Imperialisum in a quiet manner. Their greatest weakness, is that they're all life-linked to a Wiper Superior. Defeating a Wiper Superior diffidently will send the Wipers to the Hibernation Realm."
  • Applejack: "Good to know, but, how did ya'll got here so quickly?"
  • ???: "We'd called them here."
  • Starswirl and the Pillers showed up.
  • Starswirl: "I saw the Wipers appeared before my very eyes. I'm afraid that somepony has tampered with forces they really shouldn't."
  • Starlight: "(Looks at the hive's location) I got a wild hunch that this is Lode's fault."
  • Rockhoof: "If so, then we're out of luck proving that without the pony herself."
  • Screams were heard, as in the distance, the group saw Jaque's car, with Lode and her followers, being chased by the Wiper Queen, along with Eye Beholder, Stool Pigeon and Cinch hitching a ride on that same car...
  • Flash Magnus: "..... Wow, easier then I thought. We found them."
  • Starswirl: "Now's just the matter of figuring out HOW a cheap criminal contained a Wiper Queen Egg!"
  • Rainbow Dash: "WE'LL ASK LODE FOR THAT, BUT IT WOULD HELP IF SHE'S NOT TOO BUSY GETTING CREAMED BY A COSMIC HORROR?! SO NO TIME TO LOSE?!"
  • The Group charged out!

Lode's location.

  • Jaque's car was cornered by the Wiper Queen as she hissed.......
  • Jaque: "..... I TOLD YOU TO NOT HATCH THAT EGG?!"
  • Lode: "I just want to say, that, I'm complimented that you thought I was cute!"
  • Jaque: "IT WAS IN A PLATONIC CONTEXT?!"
  • Cinch: ".... Unless one of you has even a rock made of Lovecraftium on your person, I'm afraid this is a final hurrah!"
  • Stool Pigeon was sucking his thumb in fear!
  • Eye Beholder: ".... (Quietly) Mom..... I'm sorry...... I'm sorry I couldn't've helped you better than this."
  • The Wiper Queen screeches as she grabbed the car, Lode, Jaque and others screamed!
  • Suddenly, the Van arrived and flashed their lights at the Wiper Queen, surprising her!
  • (Lord Shen): "STEP AWAY FROM THE AUTOMOBILE, LOVECRAFTIAN?! MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE'RE MORTALS THAT EVEN SURVIVED AN ENCOUNTER WITH A FORBIDDEN ONE, SO A SLIME MONSTROSITY LIKE YOU IS INCONSIQUENCEAL?!"
  • The Wiper Queen hissed in being offended by that statement.
  • (Jumbaa): "I do believe, you made her mad!"
  • (Lord Shen): OH, WE CAN HANDLE I- (The Wiper Queen tossed the car at them knocking them down with the Van crashing straight into a hotel)
  • (Pleakly):... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!
  • (Trixie): Oh, great, one of his legs is stuck again!
  • Eye Beholder: "..... Were those-"
  • Cinch: "The Lougers, yes... And I know, it's not the greatest first impression. It's a common thing with them."
  • Jaque for scared...
  • Jaque: "(Quietly) We need to skedaddle now, the Lougers are here!"
  • Lode: "(Quietly and sarcastically) Gee, you sure you don't want an autograph first?"
  • Jaque: (Quietly) SHUT UP!!
  • SpongeBob: (He and the others got out only to be surrounded by Reaper Eyeprobes)... Aw, barnacles!
  • Po: OH GOD, THEY'RE STARING INTO OUR SOULS!!
  • Archimedes: STOP MAKING EYE CONTACT! IT ONLY MAKES THEM STRONGER!! (He scratched many of them in the eyes) A'OOOOOWWWWWWWCH?!
  • Icky: "Yeesh, this takes a staring contest to new creepy levels." (They suddenly hypnotized many of them)
  • Kaa:... It's fortunate that doesn't work on us. (Other Eyeprobes then flashed them to sleep. Then the Eyeprobes were blasted by a huge magic shockwave)
  • Twilight:... Wow! That was a good distraction. (The Lodgers were back to normal)
  • Baloo: YIKES!...
  • Bagheera: What just happened?
  • Merlin: The Eyeprobes' eyes are good for hypnosis.
  • Kowalski: But don't snakes have a self immunity from- (They saw the unconscious snake Lodgers)... Crap.
  • Merlin: Well, that doesn't work when ANOTHER snake does that to another, but some have a... Well, instinct to resist to hypnotism in general.
  • Lord Shen: (Lode and Jaque were comically tiptoeing away until he pinned them with his blades)... Where do you treacherous snakes think you're going?
  • Rarity: You two have to answer for WHAT YOU JUST DID!
  • Lode: How can you prove that this was MY fault? I heard you guys were morons, but accusing a random pony of something like that? That's a little low.
  • Dumb Suited Pony: "Duhhh, but boss, you said you got that Outer God Egg from someone called "Antius Magi" and-"
  • Lode: "I WAS TRYING TO CLAIM INNOCENCE, YOU DOPE?!"
  • March Hare: The heck did HE come from?
  • Jaque: "THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO AVOID BEING AROUND IDIOTS, LODE?!"
  • Icky: "Hello to you too, Jacque U. Surison, master of usury."
  • Jaque: "..... Awwww, nuts!"
  • Lode:... Remind me to FIRE that dope!
  • Tigress: Not like you need to anyway.
  • Jaque: She did it because she wanted to avoid getting beaten by you guys. I TRIED to talk her out of it!
  • Lode: UGH, YOU'RE FIRED TOO!
  • Jaque: I DON'T EVEN WORK FOR YOU!
  • Twilight: ENOUGH! Lode, do you KNOW who that Antius Magi person is?!
  • Lode: No, he just said he wanted to help.
  • Twilight: AND YOU LISTENED TO HIM?!
  • Nemo: Honestly, I don't know who's dumber. That dope pony employee of yours, or you for accepting something from what was so obviously an Outer Terrorist.
  • Lode: How was I supposed to know the egg contained one of those disgusting things?! And excuse me, OUTER WHAT?!
  • Nemo: "Well you likely know of chronoterrorism. Well, this situation, is the work of Outer Terrorism."
  • Brad: "Either way, that gets ya in pretty bad tidings with the OF, horsey."
  • Icky: "Hey careful with the slang, bro, you're around equines."
  • Brad: "Sorry. But my point stands the same!"
  • Lode: "What makes you think a random Anti-Magic Providitor is a terrorist?"
  • Cinch: "Because he did not gave you something of TAMED Anti Magic! He gave you the kind of stuff beyond mortal control!"
  • Lode: "..... Well, okay, maybe a cosmic horror slime monster is a bit over the top, but I'm sure he didn't knew that!"
  • Starswirl: "AND YOU TRUSTED ANTIUS' WORD ON IT?!"
  • Lode: "He was a good speaker!"
  • Starswirl: "... Ugh, confound that madman!"
  • Starlight: "Let me guess, another personal problem from the past?"
  • Starswirl: "(Sighs), He was, a personal adversary back in times before the Tree of Harmony. He wanted to introduce anti-magic in this form to Equestria. I simply prevented him. He grew hateful of me and vanished. I assumed he embraced enough of this gunk that he made himself immortal and beyond time... But I would imagine that he would have lost his mind at this point."
  • Stygian: "Starswirl claims that he is allied with a rogue Wiper Superior that was exiled from an entire dimension of this stuff, because this creature found the creation of magic to be a grim over-sight of the Outers and believed that getting rid of it would stop Inter-Dimensional Empires from rising. It lost respect for the Grand Design in deeming it dangerously flawed."
  • Sandy: "So basically, varment went the way of Drainthus."
  • Starswirl: "Yes, and sadly, he corrupted Antius, to sadly, Sombra-levels of corruption. At this point, (Bitterly) There's no fixing Antius."
  • Cleanser: "And you can bet this Wiper Superior has an infamous reputation with the Cosmic Citidel cause of its leaders' son in Thaumorpheus."
  • Icky: "Yeah, no s*** that guy is basically on the badside of those guys. I vote we take care of this slimebag before this gets too serious enough to force their involvement and things end up getting even MORE cosmically crazy!"
  • Baloo: Yeah. We definitely don't need another Outer God-based situation. We've basically had enough of them after saving Star's home... For now, because I have a feeling they're going to pop up more frequently.
  • Soothsayer: As do I. I'm a fortuneteller, after all.
  • Twilight: Then let's go.
  • Sandy: Alright, you two, let's go. You're in a deep pile of manure right now.
  • Jaque: "(As the two got cuffed).... Ya really should've listened, Lode."
  • Lode: I regret NOTHING!
  • Jaque:... Are you serious right now? THAT IS LITTERALLY THE WORSE WORDS TO USE IN THIS SITUATION?! THAT'S GONNA GUARANTEE A WORSE PRISON SENTENCE?!
  • Lode: "... Ohhhh...... I mostly resent that comment."
  • Jaque: "... If I wasn't cuffed, I'd face-palm in anger right now!"
  • Lode: WELL, EXCUSE ME FOR AT LEAST TRYING TO HAVE SOME PRIDE IN MYSELF!!
  • Jaque: HOW DOES THAT... UGH! (He double-cuff-face-palmed himself)
  • Shenzi: Wow, you two are so wacky, you two could actually make a hilarious Bonnie and Clyde.
  • Icky: "And a misfitted one at that, given you're a pony and a lamprey."
  • Jaque/Lode: SHUT UP?!
  • Icky/Shenzi: "Just saying!"
  • Tigress: Everyone? (She pointed at the Wiper invasion)
  • Shifu: She's right. We must move.
  • Kowalski: But, how do we stop them? Those Eyeprobes almost had us.
  • Nemo: There's only one way to stop a Wiper invasion. We must destroy their lifeline, the Wiper Superior. But we do have to be cautious, cause the Wiper Superior is always the most protected thing in a Wiper Hive.
  • Starswirl: "Then we must seek out Antius."
  • Iago: HOW?! He could be anywhere since he just turned the Crystal Empire into a sludge factory!
  • Starswirl: "I knew Antius enough is that he's an ambitious one. He would likely try to appear in a place to dispose of the only thing the Crystal Empire can hope to protect itself from this kind of situation...."
  • Cinch: "... THE CRYSTAL HEART?!"

The Crystal Heart's location.

  • A green-robed aged unicorn that appeared to be producing a trail of slime appeared... This is assumingly Antius Magi.
  • Antius: "..... And now, to make sure that this silly crystal organ, is kept from being a danger to my plans. (Began to build up a bubbling ball of anti-magic slime).... Then nothing will stop me. (The Lodgers and heroes teleported in as they filled up the Crystal Heart Room surrounding him)... Aw... FAAAA- (They beat him up)
  • (Deadpool): "Fastest defeat of a newly introduced bad guy, ever."
  • (Scroopfan): "Hey, it's the end of the episode and the main bad is already just about out of the way, we may as well make things go by quickly."
  • (Deadpool): And what about the three personas of Fluts that you named the chapter after?
  • (Scroopfan): "We're getting to them, sheesh!"

Transparenty Pleasantries

  • The Store was seen covered by slime.
  • Vogue and Suri were seen to have came back.....
  • Vogue: "..... Ya know, I had expected this was gonna be a disaster, BUT NOT LIKE THIS?! I never should've left Rarity! I never should've gotten mad?! I certainly should've suspected Beholder of foul play!"
  • Vogue and Suri found that the press and the big-name ponies were hiding inside the store, along with the Models and the three Fluttershy clones.
  • Snootyshy: "Psst! You two, over here!"
  • Emoshy: "If you're not self-destructing nihilists, get in here."
  • Valleyshy: "And watch out for the slime monsters!"
  • Suri: "Slime Monsters? Please, that's-"
  • The Wiper Queen rose behind the two as it chittered and hooted.
  • Vogue: "..... Daughter, were you gonna say that was ridiculous?"
  • Suri: "..... Not anymore."
  • Vogue and Suri ran into the store screaming as the Wiper Queen hissed!
  • Vogue: "WHAT EVEN IS THAT THING?!"
  • Emoshy: "Tch, what lameo doesn't know an Outer God when you see one?"
  • Vogue:... What kind of stupid question is that? Outer Gods aren't as popular as WHINNYLAND HERE!!! Not a lot of ponies are into the depressing stories of Ponycraft!
  • Emoshy: "Ugh, all the more reason I look forward to being poofed back into the pool again. Life is effectively, too lame for me now."
  • Vogue: "... DO I EVEN WANT TO KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT?!"
  • Suri: "If I were a betting mare, I'd say Rarity tried to have these three be stand-ins for Rarity while they went to deal with the Mode fiasco. Everything afterwards is beyond me."
  • Vogue: "... Okay, ya know what? I'm DIFFIDENTLY GONNA GO BACK TO HELP RARITY WITH THIS DISHASTOR AREA OF A STORE NOW, EVEN IF SHE DOESN'T WANT ME, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS, CAUSE IF EVEN COSMIC HORRORS ARE A THREAT TO THIS STORE, THEN SHE'S GONNA NEED ME?!"
  • Valleyshy: PUHLEEZE! We're NOT Fluttershy! We're no cowards! I'm gonna go out there and give'em a piece of our minds!
  • Emoshy: We're coming too. We're technically sisters. (The three clones came out, confusing the Wipers)
  • Valleyshy: ALRIGHT, I'M GONNA ASK ALL OF YOU FREAKS THIS ONCE, AND ONLY, ONCE! YOU REALLY WANNA F*** WITH THESE BITCHAAAAS?! (The Wipers just blasted her to a wall with slime)... That's a yes!
  • The Clones quickly ran back in and closed the door!
  • Suri: "... Not cowards, huh?"
  • Snootyshy: "Okay, we may have, underestimated them."
  • Valleyshy: YA THINK?! ICCCCCCKKH!!!
  • Suri: Well, we're dead... Aren't we?
  • Vogue: Not yet!
  • Emoshy: Gunning for the longer version of dying, I see?
  • Snootyshy: So, any of you mules have any ideas?
  • Big Name Fashion Pony: "(Scoffs), Did you just called me a mule?!"
  • Snootyshy: That wasn't meant to sound racist, it's just something we... Ugh, whatever, does ANYPONY have a plan?
  • Vogue: Not really, we're not much for fighting, much less against something we don't know about.
  • ???: BACK OFF OF MY PLACE!! (Rarity and the Mane heroes arrived)
  • Starlight: AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING LIKE USING A REFERENCE, COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE!
  • Pony #1: YES MAM!!! (Everyone went out)
  • Rarity: NONONO, NOT OUTSIDE!! TWILIGHT! (Twilight cast a shield around the boutique) I just built this boutique and I am NOT wasting ANOTHER million bits to rebuild it!
  • Twilight: Only we can pass through this shield from the outside and inside. We need to drive away these Wipers, FAST! The Lodgers are taking care of the Wiper Superior.
  • Rainbow Dash: YOU HEARD THE PRINCESS, LET'S THROWDOWN, OR WHATEVER KICKASS THING YOU CAN DO!!
  • Other Big-Name Pony: "Would this be a bad time to say I'm a pacifist?"
  • Rainbow Dash: "THEN YOU'RE ON DEFENSE?!"
  • Rarity: Good choice! Those who aren't pacifists, YOU NEED TO THROWDOWN!
  • Twilight: LET'S KEEP OUR GUARD UP!! UNTIL THE LODGERS TAKE DOWN THE HIVE, WE NEED TO DEFEND THIS BOUTIQUE WITH OUR LIVES... AND OURSELVES WITH OUR LIVES!
  • Pinkie: TIME TO KICK BUTT AND CHEW BUBBLE GUM, AND I'M ALL OUTTA GUM!!

Wiper Hive

  • Pleakly: Yeesh, that thing is an eyesore. And I've got one eye!
  • Trixie: Meh, if Cyclopses aren't an indication, having only one eye isn't that freaky here.
  • Pleakly: It is if you don't have any depth perception.
  • Trixie: Neither do Cyclopses, and yet they fight pretty well.
  • Gilda: That's probably because they were BORN to fight, EVEN with one eye! Arimaspis' are relatively the same thing, too. NOW WE HAVE WORK TO DO!!
  • Nemo: "We must tread carefully. Wiper Hives are filled with nasty surprises."
  • Iago: No kidding. They have ripoffs of Subnautica Warpers for crying out loud. (A group of Wiper Portalings appeared heading towards them)... Speaking of the freaking devils.
  • Starswirl: "Strange, usually Portalings only occur when a Queen converted a being into them, and I am sure the Crystal ponies were kept safe from these things."
  • Nemo: "It's possible the Wiper Superior decided on cheat on this rule and had it that the Queen is able to produce Portalings independently."
  • Brad: "Wouldn't put it past it."
  • Icky: Great, now they're adapting. Just, GREAT!
  • Banzai: Oh, don't be such a baby. We can still do this.
  • Duke: Yeah, who needs Gazelle, Sora, or Kairi anyway?
  • Thunderclap: Yeah, we're not afraid of some giant green hive... Are we?
  • Trixie: No!... I mean... Yeah?...
  • Shenzi: Let's just suck it up and find a way in.
  • Duke: "I know how to sneak into things. The matter of finding the right hole."
  • Icky: That's wha-
  • Duke: If you say 'that's what she said' one more time, I'm gonna POP you like a balloon!
  • Icky: Well, then, what hole were you thinking, genius?
  • Duke: Well, Mother Lode SHOULD'VE had some secret hatches to her hideout, the heart of the hive. So, stands to reason we go through one of them. And I have ways of finding it.
  • Djon: Well, how do we-
  • Duke: Found one. (One secret hatch was found destroyed and left open)
  • Haroud:... It appears the Wipers signed their own death warrants with the destruction.
  • Duke: Yep. (Portalings appeared behind them) LOOK OUT! (They ran away through the secret hatch as the Portalings chased them)
  • Mantis: "(See the slime-covered halls) Ugh, this has to be one of our grosser chase scenes! Chased by outer god slimeballs, in an area covered in slime!"
  • Link: I know, some of it's starting to mix with B.O.B..
  • B.O.B.: It's not so bad, once you get used to it.
  • Susan: B.O.B., this is literally your first time mixing with Outer God slime.
  • B.O.B.: Yeah, but you gotta admit, I was expecting it sooner or later. And no crazy side effects whatsoever. (Suddenly, Additional Eyes began to form as Eyeprobes were being born).... (Sees that).... I stand, corrected.
  • Dr. Cockroach: "He's becoming an unwitting womb for those creatures?!"
  • Link: Okay, now we REALLY need to deal with the Wiper Superior!
  • Nemo: "Indeed, or else your friend will end up being a boost these rogue Wipers would benefit from!"
  • Susan: "Well that, and I don't think B.O.B.'s mentally capable to be a father period, much less to eldritch horrors!"
  • B.O.B: Even though it would sound badass.
  • Icky: I swear, we better not deal with Outer Gods TOO often! I don't think we can deal with it!
  • Iago: "Then let's pray this will be the last situation with them for a GOOD long while!"
  • Icky: Praying is for reli-
  • Shenzi: Watch it, Ickster, there could be religious people reading this.
  • Icky: Whatever! Let's just give HOPE. That's WAY better than crying for a god's intervention like a baby. (They head out and fought against waves of Eyeprobes)
  • Gilda: "Yeesh, it's like Fluttershy's phobia of being watched by crowds of people became personified as slimeballs!"
  • Trixie: Right. These things are making me afraid of eyeballs in general!
  • Krebs: Well, we need to lose them. There's way too many to fight.
  • Shifu: We just need to take out the Queen... Or Queens if the Superior was able to make more.
  • Mushu: How'll we-
  • Donkey: The f*** do we keep asking 'how do we do that' as if we don't know what we're doing?! JUST KICK BUTT AND TAKE NAMES, KAY?! (They wandered through in Scooby-Doo-chase fashion until they finally lost the Eyeprobes)... HAHA!
  • Shrek: Did we lose them?
  • Iago: I don't know, but I DID lose my lunch back there.
  • Patrick: We had Krabby Patties on the way here.
  • Shrek: Not THAT kind of lunch! (Portalings suddenly appeared behind them with Eyeprobes)... I'm really starting to HATE these things.
  • Everyone: WE ALL ARE! (They ran in Scooby-Doo-Chase fashion again)
  • Po: "I know Outers aren't supposed to be pushovers, but this is getting ridiculous now?!"
  • Mantis: Well they WERE technically just born.
  • Icky: Oh great, we're being chased by Outer God BABIES! That's just peachy!
  • Squidward: "So much for not needing Gazelle then?!"
  • Thundra: Hush! We have been through worse BEFORE Gazelle.
  • Squidward: HAVE WE?!? GAZELLE CAME BEFORE OUTER GODS!!
  • Thundra: It's like Icky said. Have hope. Come, amigos! We must-
  • Donkey: The f*** are we ALSO saying 'come on we have work to do' too? We REALLY have no idea what we're- (He was struck by lightning and cartoonishly turned into ash)... Ouch!
  • Shrek:... (Chuckles) I feel better already. (They ran off, and approached root-like tentacles oozing with antimagic)
  • Alex: We're getting close.
  • Melman: I think I'm going to be sick.
  • Gloria: Is that your head or is it for- (Melman vomited for a long time) AND THERE'S MY ANSWER!
  • Razoff:... I guess Peanut and Jeff Dunham weren't kidding. A giraffe throwing up WOULD take forever. (As Eyeprobes appeared, Benny decided to use Melman's projectile vomiting against them)
  • Bridget: Oh, that is disgusting.
  • Benny: MAKE LEMONADE WITH WHAT LEMONS LIFE GIVES TO YOU, BABE!!! (He kept firing vomit at the Eyeprobes) FIGHT GROSS WITH GROSS!!
  • Marty: Poor Melman.
  • Alex: "And yet, there's now much further reason why the wiki now has a disclaimer about kid-friendly characters going through very adult situations. It wasn't just because of the recent Coppa Hoopla, but it's also because this series has REALLY fallen down the rabbit hole of what's really appropriate to kids anymore."
  • Icky: "Hey, careful with that meta-political joke, Alex, we're supposed to ease people away from worrying about that stuff."
  • Bridget: You know, stuff like this is why I wasn't interested in Benny.
  • Samson: I thought you called him a trash-picker.
  • Bridget: You know what I mean. (They continued fighting against the Eyeprobes as they finally reached the Wiper Superior, which glared monstrously at them and summoned more Queens at them who created more Portalings and more Eyeprobes)
  • Frank:... Wooooo, boy!
  • Ryan: How are we going to get past THOSE?!
  • Thunderclap: Look who you're asking, kid. We've been through wor-
  • Duke: We've already established we haven't!
  • Thunderclap: WELL SORRY!! I'M TRYING TO BOOST THE CUB'S MORALE HERE! So thanks for ruining that.
  • Max Cat: Guys? (The Wipers were aggravated by their antics and just attacked with bright lights)
  • Skipper: YAAH!!
  • Thunderclap: DAAAAH, MY RAGE HAS BLINDED ME!!
  • Sam: MY GOSH, IT'S LIKE WALKING IN ON A FLASH BANG GRENADE IN THE SHOWER!!
  • Max: EXCEPT WITHOUT THE DEAFENING!!
  • Savio: DAD?! LOLA?! ANYONE?!
  • Icky: "NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE SOMETHING WHITER THEN VANILLA ICE?!"
  • Miguel: WOW, WATCH THE RACISM, BIRDBRAIN!
  • Icky: YOU FIRST!! (The Eyeprobes began hypnotizing several of the Lodgers as the Wiper Superior watched in glee)
  • Nemo: "(Sighs), Note to self Nemo, always plan to work around the Lougers' zaniness when sharing an Outer-Mission with them. (They came in and shined Lovecraftium on them, driving them crazy and freeing the heroes)"
  • Kaa: AAAHH!!!... I hate it when I get hypnotized. AND this is coming from me.
  • Sir Hiss: Ugh!
  • Brandy: So, um, thanks for the-
  • SpongeBob: WATCH OUT!! (A Wiper Queen thrashed it's vine arms at them as they dodged comically)
  • Patrick: NEPTUNE'S NUTS, WHERE ARE HER MANNERS?!
  • Spyro: They're Wipers.
  • Patrick: Nevertheless. They should be-
  • Nemo: Just stay focused! These things aren't going to laugh at your antic- (They were hypnotized and freed again)...
  • Sparx:... Were we rambling about again?
  • Devon: Looks like it. (They headed on and found the Wiper Superior)
  • Frostbite: GET THAT SLIMEBALL!!!
  • The Wiper Superior suddenly turned into bajillion copies of itself...
  • Sheila; "Ugh, hate it when they do the multiable copy trick!"
  • Cleanser: "Well Wipers wouldn't be very good at their job if they DIDN'T do things like this." (They just split up and attacked each copy as they duplicated each time one was taken out)
  • Po: UGH, THIS IS ANNOYING!!
  • Spyro: Ugh, I got this. (He unleashed an all-elemental fury and eliminated all but the real Superior)
  • Mushu:... BUSTED! (The Wiper Superior sprouted hundreds of antimagic tentacles that attacked them) NOT BUSTED!!
  • Trigger: CRAP!
  • Nutsy: BASKETS!!
  • Gilda: I MISS WHEN THE SHOW WAS NORMAL AND NOT THIS CRAP!!
  • Boss Wolf: WE ALL DO!!
  • Icky: "Ease up on talking like X, guys.
  • Fidget: AAUUUUUAAAAAHHH!!
  • Phil: STOP WHINING AND START FIGHTING- (He was bitch-slapped by a slimy tentacle)... Is that really all you got? I've met nymphs that hit harder than that!- (The slimy tentacle hit him hard enough to send him soaring out to the van with a comical thud)... Ow!... Me and my big mouth!
  • Frank: PHIL!
  • Larry: NOBODY SAID PHIL COULD FLY!
  • Boss Wolf: GET THAT UGLY FREAK ALREADY!! (They kept reaching the Wiper Superior, but it just kept lashing them away. It even blocked off Nemo's group before it could use Lovecraftium against it)
  • Sam: AAH!! (He and Max fired rocket launchers at it, but all it did was make it mad, causing it to wash them away with antimagic)
  • Thundra: (She summoned lightning at the Wiper Superior, but it resisted it)... Ay carumba!
  • Willie: YAAAAAAA-
  • Insectasaurus: ROOOOOOAAA-
  • Missing Link: NONO, DON'T GET BIG, THIS PLACE IS ALREADY IN SHAMBLES ALREADY!!
  • Dr. Cockroach: And everyone wonders why we just don't do that. (All the Digimon Digivolved and fired at it, but it used antimagic to fuel a shield. Everything they threw was blocked by the shield)
  • Archimedes: STUPID SHIELD!! STUPID ANTIMAGIC!! STUPID WIPER SUPERIOR!!
  • Buddha: STUPID SHUT UP AND THINK!!!
  • Lord Shen: "Agreed! Surely this Outer has to have an exploitable weakness!" (The Wiper Superior chuckled until a massive eye blast from an unexpected Olhar appeared and completely annihilated the Wiper Superior)
  • Olhar: (He landed from his leaping blast) RUNNINGRUNNINGRUNNINGRUNNINGRUNNING! (The Wiper Superior melted along with all the other Wipers)
  • Susan:... Well... At least we got an over-glorified sniper cannon, or whatever, for that. (Equestria's antimagic flooding slowly disappeared as Wipers died out)
  • Icky: "... Well, chalk that up as another set of Rotten Outers getting busted and ready for the Hibernation Realm."
  • Shifu:... Is everypony accounted for?
  • Olhar: Yes. I had everypony exit the Crystal Empire until the day was saved.
  • Viper: Good choice.
  • Spongebob: "... Whew, thanks for helping, Nem- (Saw that Nemo's team was gone)... Annnd he Batman'd on us again."
  • Icky: "... I feel like we might end up addressing their new "OF" friends one of these days."
  • Ralph: Eh, who knows how long that'll be?
  • Gloria: Who cares right now? It's finally over. (A small Wiper egg appeared out of nowhere as Gloria just stepped on it)... OVER!!!
  • Icky: "Wow, that is a badass way to abort a would've been sequel episode right there!"
  • Gloria: "You know it."
  • Shenzi: Alright, let's... What were we going to do before? I was in so much green-black figurative s*** I forgot.

Later...

  • Lode: (She was being dragged by Crystal Empire guards) YOU BASTARDS! YOU GODDAMN BASTARDS! DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I AM MOTHER F*****G LODE!! I'M RICHER THAN ALL OF YOU COMBINED!! I WAS IN THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE LONGER THAN YOU EVEN LIVED FOR CELESTIA'S SAKE!!
  • Crystal Guard: "You were born in the 80s and arrived here the moment the Crystal Empire returned."
  • Lode: "... A GIRL CAN DREAM SHE WAS BORN TO A BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL CITY, CAN'T SHE?!"
  • Jaque: "(Carried away by Prison 42 Wardens) Ugh, thank the divines I get to go to a separate prison."
  • Antius: "(Held by restraints by Starswirl, ready for Tartarus) Same."
  • Lady Mode: "(While being held by Project R.E.P.E.N.T. orderlies).... I HOPE YOU ARE PROUD OF YOURSELF, LODE?! YOU RUINED MY BUSINESS?!"
  • Lode: "ACTSELLY YES, IT'S THE ONE GOOD THING FROM OTHERWISE THE MOST DISHASTORIOUS DAY OF MY LIFE, THANK YOU FOR ASKING, MODE?!"
  • Eye Beholder was looking on to her mother being dragged away as she shed tears.....
  • Stool Pigeon: "..... I know this is like, the worse da of your life right now, but... It was, gonna happen anyway."
  • Eye Beholder: ".... (Quietly) I'm sorry, mother. (Cries)....."
  • The Main 7 noticed Eye Beholder crying, as do Vogue and Suri...
  • Suri: ".... (To Vogue) Mom, I know I barely even interacted with Miss Beholder, but... I kinda can relate to her."
  • Vogue: "How so, Suri?"
  • Suri: "..... Pardon my french, but..... (Deadpan) We both have lousy ponies for mothers."
  • Vogue: "HEY, I RESENT THAT, YOUNG LADY?!..... (Sighs), But that statement was not inaccurate. I, can't be mad at Beholder for only trying to be a good daughter."
  • The Other Models were seen as well...
  • Catfight: "..... Girls? Let's, go talk to Beholder."

Meanwhile, Back At The Mirror Pool

  • (Deadpool): "Wow, we're skipping giving Eye Beholder closure of her mom being sent to the private asylum for crazy educators?"
  • (MSM): Well, I feel these three need some shining time before that. We'll be back to them soon.
  • (Deadpool): Mmm. Starting to feel like characters you make are being rushed, huh? Especially since you're now making Deviantart stories?
  • (MSM): Just get the f*** out!
  • Snootyshy: "..... I feel like I should've been given a chance."
  • Emoshy: "Oh Mare up and embrace the inevitable end."
  • Valleyshy: "Like, I wish I can so protest this right now."
  • Rarity: Now, Twilight, do you remember how to do this?
  • Twilight: Rarity, you're talking to Princess Twilight Sparkle. (Charges her horn, and sends Snootyshy, Valleyshy, and Emoshy back into the pool)
  • Fluttershy:... It... Just feels... Awful, that they had to be sent back.
  • Rarity: Darling, they tried to ERASE you.
  • Fluttershy: But for an understandable reason. Just like any remnant Pinkies that MIGHT be out there, they just want to be people.
  • Twilight: That's the risk of cloning. Clones have a bad habit of developing self-awareness and thus it could endanger the original, whether through identity theft, or by accidental framing of crimes.
  • Fluttershy: But you gave TWO sets of clones of us a chance.
  • Twilight: That was different. Those clones were born evil and turned good because of us.
  • Fluttershy: And so are THEY.... I just... Can't help but feel... That they deserve a chance. A chance to be... People.
  • Rarity:... Fluttershy, dear, I appreciate your kindness, but... Are you sure that's a good idea?
  • Fluttershy: I don't know. I CAN teach them to behave better. I reformed Discord, didn't I?
  • Spike: Not completely. But that's probably because chaotic beings have to BE chaotic, or, as you saw, risk dying of a ghostly-fading morality illness.
  • Fluttershy: Still... I... (Takes deep breath).... I want them back!
  • Rarity: ARE YOU INSANE?!
  • Fluttershy: We HAVE a Friendship School now. They can learn to be people, just like Nefarious' clones did. Some still have yet to earn their cutie marks.
  • Rarity:... (Sighs) Well, I guess I can't stop you. But I say, this is still risky.
  • Fluttershy: I assure you, as the one making the decision, it's MY responsibility to look after them. (Takes deep breath)... And into her own reflection she stared, yearning for one whose reflection she shared, and solemnly sweared not to be scared at the prospect of being doubly mared! (She walked into the pool and repeated the chant twice and brought the three back)
  • Snootyshy:... So, you had a change of heart, huh?
  • Valleyshy: Typical Fluttershy.
  • Emoshy: Just let us go. You're too kind for your own good.
  • Rainbow Dash: "Hear us out before you tempt us, you three."
  • Fluttershy: "..... Snooty, Valley, Emo.... I want to help you three become your own people."
  • Snootyshy: ".... Well, given that the other option is non-existence, I, won't protest to it."
  • Valleyshy: "Same."
  • Emoshy: "I feel like there's gonna be a catch."
  • Twilight: "Big time. You three kinda have to be given your own unique forms. It might cause too much confusion if you just look like Fluttershy with different personalities."
  • Snootyshy: "Well, again, if the other option is an abortion of existence, I can't say nay to the proposal."
  • Valleyshy: "I wasn't really feeling the pink and yellow anyway."
  • Emoshy: "Just be sure to give me colors that match my dark mood."
  • Twilight: Well, it's just a simple change in the color of your bodies. (She made it that Emoshy had darker coloration, Valleyshy had paler coloration, and Snootyshy had brighter coloration)
  • Valleyshy:... Cewl!
  • Emoshy: Rad.
  • Snootyshy: My my. This is actselly decent quality. This'll do nicely.
  • Emoshy: "So, does this mean like, we get to go back to Rarity's shop in Manehatten?"
  • Rarity: "OH HEAVENS NO!"
  • Snootyshy: "Predictable."
  • Rarity: "However, Vogue has admitted that if she were allowed so, she would more then love to whip you three into shape should we reconsider sending you back in the pool."
  • Snootyshy: "Eh, it figures. But again, an acceptable price to avoid non-existence."
  • Fluttershy: Well, I felt sorry for you because you only tried to erase me to be actual people. An understandable reason.
  • Emoshy: Sometimes your kindness can be really... Unpredictable.
  • Valleyshy: You, lady, are a savior.
  • Fluttershy: I've been a savior to more than you. I reformed a chaotic villain and saved an underwater merpony civilization.
  • Discord: "(Appears with Marenia) We can vouch for that."
  • Marenia: "Dang it Discord, you're interrupting my honeymooning with Derik?!"
  • Discord: "At ease, just helping Fluttershy with her point."
  • Black Kat: (She teleported in) WHO TOLD YOU YOU COULD LEAVE THE DATE?!? (She grabbed him)
  • Marenia:... Heh! That's made this abduction worth it.
  • Discord: Yeah, I'm out! (Teleports off with Kat and Marenia)."
  • Fluttershy: ".... Keep in mind that Discord's reformed in, his own way."
  • Snootyshy: ".... Well, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give the old college try."
  • Emoshy: Eh, it'll be the lesser kind of boring.
  • Valleyshy: Pssh, boring isn't even describing it. It's a school of 'FA-RIENDSHIP'. Who can keep a straight face with a title like that? It sounds like something from a daytime television show.
  • Pinkie: "Well, Hasbro did meant for our canon show to sell companion toylines to little girls, so, it's not a wrong statement persay-"
  • Twilight: Are we having this stereotypical conversation for the hundredth time in a row?
  • Rainbow Dash: It's not their fault we sound like we're something from PBS.
  • Fluttershy:... I better get these three situated. C'mo-
  • Valleyshy: Hold it, girl, we can go to the School on our own.
  • Spike: Well, you'll KIND of need a staff escort. Otherwise, you'll come across as strangers and therefore, you'll attract trouble.
  • Snootyshy: PBBBBBT, you're telling me that's never happened and it hasn't been-
  • Everypony: NO!
  • Snootyshy:... Heh. You sad bunch of farm animals.
  • Emoshy: You're sadder than a doll's face... And you have our pity.
  • Rainbow Dash: "Ugh, these guys are gonna be some real class-acts for the school."
  • Fluttershy: Girls, or mes, just take our word for it.
  • Snootyshy: "Well, once more-"
  • Applejack: "We get it, you rather take your chances with the conditions than not existing anymore. Ya'll don't need to repeatedly remind us like a broken record player."
  • Fluttershy: Alright, let's go, everyme.
  • Twilight:... Let's hope she made the right choice here.
  • Rainbow Dash: Aside from some exceptions, when has she ever?
  • Rarity: Eh, the exceptions are outweighed anyway.
  • (Deadpool): "NOW can we get to Beholder and wrap this constantly delayed episode already!"
  • (MSM): Well, looks like SOMEBODY'S an impatient living tumor. Fine! About time anyway.

Meanwhile...

  • Eye Beholder was seen sitting on her hotel bed.
  • ???: (Knocks on her hotel door) Eye?
  • Eye Beholder: "Door's open, but what do you want?"
  • ???: We just wanna talk. (the models walk-in)
  • Eye Beholder: ".... Yes?"
  • Catfight:... We... We just wanted to say sorry for everything you had to go through.
  • Poutyface: Yeah. Your mom and Lode are in prison, though.
  • Beholder: I heard.
  • Show-Off:... Where's that clumsy griffin of yours?
  • Eye Beholder: "Likely back at Manehatten writing down his latest story for the Slummy Press, as usual."
  • ???: "Uh, actselly...."
  • Stool Pigeon was seen coming in pass the surprised models and Eye Beholder....
  • Stool Pigeon: ".... I resigned from the Slummy Press, because, there was no way I was gonna be able to report an Outer God attack on even tabloid news without people thinking it was made up. Tabloids already have an infamous reputation of sounding farfetched or based on hearsays as it is, I don't wanna contribute to that anymore."
  • Eye Beholder; "..... But, Stool, what about your rent and dept problems?"
  • Stool Pigeon: "It's nothing finding a better job couldn't fix. Don't worry, I had always pondered about leaving the Slummy Press anyway... A pity though, it ended up being after witnessing a story too awesome for a tabloid press. Eye, I'm sorry I costed you your dream cause of typical old me being a yutz with the worst luck ever. So, I hope we're even now that I'm a JOBLESS yutz with the worst luck ever. A career for a career, ya know?"
  • Eye Beholder:... Well, I guess you can stay with me until we can get you a new one.
  • Cutie: Yeah, you're just too pitiful to just leave behind.
  • Beauty Smarts: Really?
  • Cutie: Am I wrong?
  • Beauty Smarts:... No, not really.
  • Pepstep: Then it's settled. We fashionistas stick together until we find something productive after all this s***.
  • Catfight: Hmmph. Hijinks is soon to follow.
  • Stool Pigeon: Oy! Can we not make fun of me, WHEN I'M RIGHT HERE?!
  • Pepstep: Well are we wrong?
  • Stool Pigeon:... (Sighs) This is going to be a LOOOOONG search.
  • The group broke into a big friendship laugh.
  • Stool Pigeon: Yeah, sure, end on a friendship laugh. Let's laugh our manes off. Let's get out of here.

Epilogue

Dragon Guardian Temple.

  • Icky: "Whoooo boy! Finally this episode gets out of the way! Let's just hope that's all of the craziness we're all gonna ge-"
  • Gazelle came back storming in!
  • Gazelle: "GUYS, THERE'S SOMETHING VERY BIG AND VERY PROBLEMATIC FROM THE AUU THAT IS GOING TO BE MUY MUY TROUBLE IN THE FUTURE?!"
  • Icky: "...... Ahhhhh, frickasaurus.... Was nice while it lasted.... FOR 2 SECONDS?!"

Back in Equestria.

  • Under-pay: (Dubbed as Mr. O'Bloat) Must we really make a deal with her?
  • Overtime: (Dubbed as Mr. Toplofty) Well, she IS Lady Mode's daughter. Besides, if we don't, the models stay out on strike and we go bankrupt.
  • Mr. Corporate: (Dubbed as Mr. Grasping) Patience. We'll find a way to regain control. Remember, style is fleeting, but fashion is forever. Also, there's always Fashion Week.
  • ???: I beg your pardon? (The three see Big Lardo from Rarity's Lawsuit Revenge staring intimidatingly at them)
  • Mr. Corporate: Never mind! (The three scram)
  • Big Lardo: Oh, I just love my new job!

Fin....

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