"Without thinking, I nuzzle Rainbow’s cheek with my own as we cross into Junior’s bar. I think I’m trying to tell her that everything will work out in the end—but it feels like I’m saying goodbye.
Rainbow understands. She nuzzles me back, saying goodbye as well."SCOOTS is a prequel to Eyes Without a Face detailing Twilight Sparkle’s mutation into what she eventually becomes, and the second book in The Jubiverse.After losing her horn to the Pie Sisters, Twilight embarks on a quest to hunt them down, aided by Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and her loyal assistant Spike. They’ve been on the chase for more than a year, and their patience with each other is wearing out fast…
— Twilight Sparkle
You can find these Tropes in SCOOTS' trunk:
- And Now For Somepony Completely Different: Chapters often shift among the perspectives of its three protagonists mid-scene. This also includes a shift in tones, as well as writing the first sentence in their primary color.
- Blood Knight: Rainbow Dash appears to be shaping into one.
- Cool Car: The titular SCOOTS.
- Creator Backlash: Word of God states that he's losing his mojo. After canceling other Eyes Without a Face side-stories about the Mare-Do-Well battling a dragon in the sewers and a look into her mentor's life as a Royal Guard, Jub still decided to give this one a shot, though not without his own doubts.
- "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Applejack explains to Twilight that they COULD have gone to Celestia or Shining Armor about all this, but no...
- Dumb Muscle: Played with. Despite offering her words of common sense, Applejack is still treated as if she's an idiot.
- Hot Pursuit: How the story opens.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: The thug that Twilight stuffed in SCOOTS' trunk has this, and it counts as terrifying for Applejack. And maybe to some of the readers, too.
- Morality Pet: Twilight only ever shows her softer side to Spike.
- Noodle Implements: A dramatic use of the trope. Apparently, the car chase at the beginning began right after a fumbled bargain with crooks.
- Protagonist Journey to Villain: Further exploring Twilight's descent into depravity.
- Revenge Before Reason