In Our Hearts and Hooves: The REDUX!:
Chirp, Chirp, Chirp The flock of birds flew over the most picturesque town you've ever seen. It's various cottages and houses were spread out enough to let grass grow in between them, only a few cobblestone roads leading one way or another. Ponyville, which, despite its rather friendly appearance, had been ground zero for some of the worst disasters to befall Equestria. First had been the return of Nightmare Moon, then the demon dragon Discord... For such a cute place, it attracted a fair number of problems. At the moment however nothing was wrong, or at least nothing would be wrong as a Cyan colored Pegasus with rainbow hair was pushing clouds around and away from the town. “Who the hay ordered a storm now?” the aforementioned Pegasus grumbled as she moved clouds. All in all...a normal day. For the moment. Some distance away, on the edge of the forest, three smaller Technicolor ponies were running into the forest. “CUTIE MARK CRUSADER ADVENTURERS!” They cried, running deeper into the forest. Said forest, the Everfree, was actually considered dangerous as many creatures inside it were hostile, predatory, or just plain mean. Deep inside this forest resided a worn down ruin of a castle. Once a towering symbol of Royalty, it had been abandoned and overgrown. It's last action of note had been place where Nightmare Moon had met her match and been purified. After that it had been ignored and left alone as it was so far inside the forest it was very dangerous to go near. Not to mention you had to get over the ravine which separated it from most of the forest. Inside the Castle...things started happening.
With a massive POOF of pink and green dust, somepony appeared and dropped to the ground. His fur was tan, his tail and short mane was white and he wore red clothing. All around him similar POOFS were happening, depositing others. The Counter Guardian spirit slower got to his...feet? Hooves? Staring down at them, he blinked. “Oh...this is not good.”
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Rainbow Dash...well...dashed through Ponyville, looking up and down, in and out of buildings. She came a rest, hovering in the air over the main square, “Now where did the Crusaders get to?” She wondered, looking back and forth. She pushed on towards Twilight's Library Tree. She landed and knocked on the door with one Hoof. “Hey! Twilight!”
Deep inside the Everfree Forest, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, led by Apple Bloom, were moving towards the old castle where they hoped to find treasure and get their marks. It should be noted that they had tried this plan four times before but hey...gotta give them props for being so stubborn. “Are we there yet?” That was Sweetie Belle. “Are we there yet?” “Are we-” “I don't know!” Apple Bloom said as they moved around a tree. She was looking back at the other two, talking as she walked, “Now, Sis and the others beat Nightmare Moon in that old castle so it should have treasure of some kind!” Scootaloo quickly said, “Why? It's just a castle.” “Because silly, Castle's always have treasure somewhere in them!” Apple Bloom then walked into something with a thud. She shook her head as she sat on her hindquarters and looked up. And up... About a dozen...'timber' wolves, weird creatures that seemed to be made of bark glared down at her. Scootaloo quickly came up with an idea, “Cutie Mark Crusaders!...RUN AWAY!” All three tiny ponies spun in place and took off a dead run away from the wolves...ironically heading right for the castle but still a little ways away from it.
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For their part, the CMC were panicked out of their little minds as the beasts started gaining on them. The sharp noises they had heard confused them but they ran on. When they saw the tan and red Pony charging towards them, they turned as one and headed right for the castle, and apparent safety.
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