Celestia, on one of her few free days, sat staring at her beautiful sun one evening. "It has been quite some time since the last time I could relax" she said to herself. "I wonder what Twilight and her friends are up to?" she added, in curiosity. She stood to take a trip to her study, to see if Twilight had left her any messages. When she arrived, her study was in ruins. Books lay skewed in every direction, torn, ruined. "Peculiar..." she said to herself, oddly unfazed. Of little consequence to her, she could simply fix everything with magic. Just as she prepared to do so a voice called out behind her.
"Long time no see," was what it said. "N-" she started, cut off by a mangled hand to her mouth. "Hush, hush," it replied, "no need to be so cross. This is a reunion isn't it?"
"I thought I banished you" voiced Celestia in anger.
"From your petty world, yes, but I've established my own."
"How does that work?"
"Let's not dwell on the details. Now, you relinquish your crown to me or you face consequences. Deal?"
"Why so hostile, child? Why must you be so rude to the one who helped you and your race gain your powers?"
"These powers have granted me nothing but pain, monster. Now begone from my kingdom or I will have to drive you out."
"Tsk, tsk, tsk... Someone's being naughty. Bare-bottom or pantsed?"
"You have no power over me, fiend."
With that, the odd creature shocked Celestia unconscious, picking her up and taking her away.
"Princess!" a voice called, too little, too late, "We heard noises-"
"The Princess, she is gone!" cried one of the guards.
Hastily, the lead guard took a quill and began to write.
"Dear Twilight Sparkle. We do not have time to explain but the Princess is gone. Inform as many people as you can as quickly as you can. We have no time to tell anyone else. Sincere, the Royal Guards."
"Princess Luna!" hollered a young guard pony freshly through the door.
"Yes?" replied the young royal.
"There's a... a bit of a problem..." he said, stammering. He then proceeded to inform the younger princess of all happenings.
"I-" she started, cut off by the young guard "You must take her place!" he demanded.
"You must! We have no other rulers."
"If I must... then I have to keep them preoccupied as we get this matter sorted out. I am simply no good at political affairs, all I offered my sister in ancient times was the moon."
The young gentlepony stood, at attention.
"I know! A festival! That'll keep all the ponies happy for long enough, right?"
"It's a wonderful idea, princess!"
"We'll do just that then! Ooooh, I'm so excited!..." The young Princess said "Oh... right... ahem"
The word of the Festival was made known to all of Equestria. It were to take place in Canterlot, exactly a week from this day.
"Phew..." cried the earth pony after many hours of hard work. "I've ne'er had t'work that hard in my laife..." said she, donning her Southern Accent. "Applebuck season is always so tiring," she remarked to herself as she walked off the farm. "I wond'a where Big Macintosh gone? I ain't seen him in days."
Just then, Applejack was made aware of the upcoming festival. As usual, she just had to be there and get her business brewing. The last few attempts failed, but of course this one would succeed. It had to!
"A festival?" remarked the earth pony "Next week? That gives me just enough time t'prepare a delicious assortment of apple treats!" Full of apple-flavored determination, Applejack sorted up the apples and got to work. "Odd," she began "these apples seem a bit... overripe. but around this time they're always just right? Aww, no biggie. It won't make much of a difference when they're baked int'my delicious apple treats.
"Oh, a festival?" remarked the unicorn, sitting in his own personal spa. "Oh it has been some time since the Gala, hasn't it? I just hope that... one doesn't show up..." he still hadn't forgotten the day Rarity had made him dirty.
"Arman! I requested a double coat of shine! Not a single. I demand that you apply the second post-haste. I'll be docking your pay for this."
The teacher pony sat in her home, reading a story that her family had recommended. "I'm sure the kids would love this!" she remarked to herself reaching the last few pages of the book.
A messanger appeared at her doorstep, bringing news of a festival. After she nodded off the young boy and gave him a tip of hay, she walked back near her fireplace and remarked "Oh well. I never really went to the festivals..."
★Don't tell anyone, but I'm actually a Velociraptor★