Rainbow Dash burst through my library’s door, gently carrying Fluttershy in her forelegs and not-so-gently carrying Applejack and Rarity by their tails in her mouth; Pinkie Pie appeared to be quite happy being dragged along by biting on Dash’s tail. With a whip of her body, she scattered the girls around the lobby, except for Fluttershy, who she gingerly put down on her four legs, then lightly patted her mane down. She turned to me, blatantly ignoring my disapproving look; I’d bill her for the door later, as always. “Ok, Twi, I brought everypony here, like you wanted!” she barked, ignoring the pained complaints of Rarity, Applejack, and Spike, whose only crime was being in the direct path of the former two.
“Alright girls, we’ve got an emergency on our hooves,” I began, using my magic to gather everypony around me.
“Yeah!” Rainbow Dash interjected, “Snips, Snails and Whats-his-face woke up the Ursa Major!” she added; I actually couldn’t remember that annoying kid’s name either… Squeaky something?
The girls all cast concerned glances in my direction. “Rainbow spotted the boys running away from the forest and they told her they were doing a dare…” I said, rolling my eyes. “Anyways, here’s the plan; you four are going to warn everypony while Fluttershy and I…” I trailed off, suddenly realizing that Rainbow Dash was saying the exact same thing, at the same time. We both looked at each other.
“Who died and made you leader? I found the kids, this is my operation!”
Well, that came out of left field. “I’m no pony’s leader, Rainbow Dash, I just—”
“Man, you always come up with the plans! You’re not in charge of us!” She pointed an accusatory hoof at me.
“For the last time, Rainbow, we’re a team, and we’re all equal! In fact, if anypony’s the leader here, it’d be Applejack!”
“WHOA there, Sally!” AJ quickly spoke up, alarmed. “Don’t drag me into this! I’m just a simple farmer!”
I gave her a skeptical look and was about to refute her when suddenly, Spike piped up. “Girls, how about less leadership and more butt-kicking?” he asked, pointing out the window, where the massive beast appeared to be making short work of Town Hall.
“Right!” we all said at the same time, galloping out the door.
“Right,” I began, with a roll of my eyes, “I put our names in this fabulous hat,” I continued as I saw Rarity beam, clearly ignoring my sarcasm. “The next name I draw out, gets to be our leader,” I emphasized with just a bit of venom and a glare towards a certain sky-blue pegasus, “for the next global catastrophe.” Rainbow just grinned smugly at me, crossing her forelegs as she leaned against one of my bookshelves.
———[ Time ]———
“Alright girls! Suit up!” I called, punching the red button on my watch. I grinned at Rainbow Dash as the magic watches enveloped our bodies in blinding energy. The bird-themed helmet that appeared around my head made me look absolutely ridiculous; I’m still not sure why I ended up as ‘The Raven’— some sort of inside joke, if Pinkie’s giggling is any indication.
I couldn’t care less, though; Rainbow Dash’s, er, ‘The Falcon’s’ sour face as her scalloped cape materialized made it all worthwhile. I bet she wasn’t even considering that somepony besides herself could win the leader lottery, even after she dumped 40 papers with her name in the hat! I looked at our fearless leader, ‘The Kakapo’, with a smile; Pinkie Pie had easily convinced Rarity to come onboard with her plan by granting her the job of designing our outfits. Then she got Fluttershy to come around by telling her it would all be bird-themed. AJ and I, we just loved to see Rainbow Dash stew in her misery, as her scarf wrapped around her eyes because of the wind.
I kinda liked the name, too. “Science Ninja Team Getcha-Mares are gonna getcha, Discord Jr.!” screamed the Kakapo, for some reason causing an explosion behind herself.
I rolled my eyes; I tried not to let it show how much fun this was going to be.
Norse Pony’s comments: Haha, nice. It’s good to see you writing again, Gravekeeper, and you brought the thunder with an amusing crossover. You did good work keeping their characterizations intact, and the premise was pretty inspired. I laughed. Good stuff, looking forward to more. : D