Spike and Starlight walking down the steps with Twilight.
"Well, we don't all have magical horns."
"I've been meaning to move these older books to my reference section for a while."
"Got to keep the new books front and center!"
"Thank you both for your help."
"Are you kidding? After all you've done for me..."
"...this is the least I can do."
"I haven't done that much."
"Nah. You just taught me the value of friendship."
"I may have offered some guidance..."
"...but you are responsible..."
"...for the pony you've become."
"I'm proud to call you my student and my friend."
"Now we just need to get rid of these boxes."
It's censored Derpy! Everybody freaks out at Hasbro for no reason!
"Oh. I usually get letters by dragon."
"It is the fastest way to get mail!"
Magic? It tastes like somepony's trying to pry apart your jaws... wait a second...
No, Twilight. It's not for you.
"Who'd be sending me a letter?"
"...the ponies from my old village."
"Are they upset with you?"
"They've invited me to the annual Sunset Festival!"
Ah, Starlight's old house has been replaced by a tree.
Take a deep breath. You've got this.
"Uh, hey there, everypony."
"What are you doing here?"
"To the Sunset Festival?"
"...but we didn't think you'd actually show up."
"You didn't think we really wanted you here, did you?"
"I thought everything was fine."
Everypony is laughing at me!
"W-What are you doing here?"
"Dreams are my domain, Starlight Glimmer."
"I am here because you need me to be."
"It may only be a dream..."
"...but the feelings in it are real."
"So I guess I'm more afraid of going back to the village than I thought."
"I have been helped time and time again by six very special ponies."
"They helped me overcome my past."
"You're fortunate to have them as friends."
"I suggest you share your concerns with them."
"I see much of myself in you, Starlight Glimmer..."
"...and I can tell you from personal experience..."
"...that things do indeed get better."
It's one small step for pony, one giant leap for ponies.
"...and Princess Luna said I should tell you all how I was feeling. So... there it is."
"I'm afraid to go back to the village for the celebration."
"But why, darling? You went back to apologize."
"Everypony has moved on."
"But have they? They don't really know how much I've changed."
"Or even worse, maybe I haven't changed as much as I think I have!"
"You are a totally different pony now."
"I mean, you were pretty awful."
"What? She was! It's a compliment!"
"I don't think they would've sent the invitation if they didn't want you to come."
"I'm sure they'd be happy to see you."
"And getting an invitation to a party and not going?!"
"Well, I don't know what it's like..."
"...but it is definitely bad."
"Just be honest with them. I'm sure they'll understand where you're comin' from."
"I understand how hard this is for you."
"Maybe if you took a friend along, it might make things easier."
"...who would look out for you?"
Twilight, you're cute, but calm down.
Cutest. Trixie Face. Ever.
"Thanks so much for doing this, Trixie."
"When Twilight said I should bring a friend..."
"...you were the first pony I thought of."
"Great idea, Princess Twilight."
"...Starlight's best friend – to help her on this difficult journey..."
"...really shows how wise a princess..."
Keep it together, Twilight. Keep. It. Together!
"I was talking about me."
"The festival lasts a whole week, but I'm sure we won't stay that long."
"Oh. I don't know, Starlight."
"Time really flies when you're spending it with your..."
I'm not jealous! Where's the bits you owe me for the bent flatware
Bye! Have fun at the festival!
"...replaced them with equal signs..."
"...and forced them all to hide their..."
"...where you came from..."
"...but yours is a more..."
"...emotionally traumatic answer."
"I just want to... blend in."
"Be just another pony in the crowd enjoying the Sunset Festival with my friend."
"And if things get weird for you, just let me know."
"A great and powerful promise!"
"Well, I couldn't ask for more than that."
"If we're gonna do this, let's do it."
Trixie is smart to park out of town.
"Oh! Starlight, you came!"
"We were worried you wouldn't be able to make it! Are you staying the whole week?"
"We have different events planned each day!"
"How is it living in a castle?"
"It is so good to see you!"
"Oh, yeah. These ponies are..."
Stop it, Trixie! You're embarrassing Starlight!
"It's good to see all of you, too."
"You got here just in time."
"We were having some debate about these banners."
"Which do you think feels more 'sunsetty'?"
"O-Oh, you don't need me to decide that."
"Heh. Whatever you think is probably best."
"Uh, well, how about helping us with the routes for the relay races tomorrow?"
"Oh, I-I shouldn't. You all go ahead."
"I just want to enjoy the festival."
"But you will be a judge for the baking competition, right?"
"We had a few questions about the order of the acts for the talent show."
"And the unicorns have a fireworks show planned!"
"We could really use your help!"
Keep it together, Starlight!
Poor Starlight. I wish I could give you a hug.
"The Great and Powerful Trixie..."
"...would like to thank you all for being such an amazing audience."
"Sadly, it is time for us to depart."
"Good night, fillies and gentlefoals!"
Now that's a Great and Powerful exit!
Oh wait... There she is. Over there.
"Ugh! I was horrible when I led that town!"
"I was ready for them to not trust me, but..."
"I wasn't ready for them to put me in charge again!"
"With my past, I should never be in charge of anything!"
"Don't you ever tell another pony I said this..."
"...but even Trixie's made mistakes."
"The trick is to just move on..."
"...and pretend they never happened."
"I feel like that's almost good advice."
"So... you're probably wondering why I'm back so soon."
"I... went to my old village? For the festival?"
"It was kind of a disaster."
"I came back early because I freaked out!"
"Isn't she always strange?"
"Yeah, but not like that."
"Have you two noticed Pinkie acting a little strange?"
"Pinkie Pie always acts strange."
"Anyway, I wanted to talk to all of you."
"Things didn't go the way I thought they were going to go at the Sunset Festival."
"I kind of freaked out and ran out of the village."
Wow, that is just rude and uncalled for.
"You freaked out and ran away from a festival?"
"Ha! That's the funniest danged thing I've heard all day."
"The decorations were terrifying!" (Shut up!)
Changelings are the worst impersonators.
"[whispering] ...Applejack for friendship business."
"We need Rarity and Applejack."
"Very important friendship business."
Starlight: Houston, we have a problem.
"I'm really not as impressed with your friends..."
"...as the rest of Equestria is."
"I need to talk to Twilight!"
Why are the doors locked?
"Spike, I really need to speak with her."
"She's a princess, after all!"
Changeling Spike isn't nice.
"What's wrong with you? Why are you being so—"
"I think a certain dragon didn't get his nap today."
"Sorry. He's been acting a little off all day."
"I think he missed a meal or something."
"He's not the only one. Everypony's acting a little strange today."
"Yes, it's definitely been one of those days!"
"You're probably wondering why I'm back from the village so early."
"I didn't want to bring it up, but yeah..."
"...it did seem strange."
"The townsponies kept asking me things..."
"...like they expected me to be in charge again."
"But being a leader is the last thing I should ever be."
"So we left. Very suddenly."
"In a literal puff of smoke."
"Wow, you should definitely..."
"...never go back to that village."
"If you were worried about what they thought of you before, it's probably way worse now."
"That's... surprising advice, coming from you."
"Trust me. I'm the Princess of Friendship." (No, you're an imposter.)
"You don't need those ponies." (Shut up, fraud.)
"You can always make more friends."
"Ah! Speaking of friends..."
"...if you'll excuse me, important business to attend to!"
Changeling Spike, go scorch yourself.
Yep, it's not suspicious at all.
"...I wanted to apologize for my behavior earlier."
"I told you you can never speak to them again!"
"What are you all doing here?"
"Making sure you do what I said!"
"I'm your teacher, aren't I?"
"Didn't I say to never come back here?!"
"Yes, but that just doesn't seem right."
"You aren't acting like yourself."
Starlight and Luna: "Something is wrong!"
"Princess Luna, where are you?"
"Starlight Glimmer, there is no time!"
"What? What are you talking about? This is just a dream!"
"Not here! In the waking world!"
"They've taken my sister and I!"
"Your dream called to me, and I was able to break through!"
"What are you saying?! Who's taken you?!"
"Be careful who you trust! You need all the help you can find!"
"The changelings have returned and—"
I thought only Luna could enter dreams... but I guess not.
Nice! Haven't seen the castle from this angle before!
"Trixie? Trixie, it's Starlight! Are you awake?"
Trixie, have you been smoking?
"Starlight? What time is it?"
"It's late. I think I figured out what's wrong with my friends!"
"I have a whole list of things that are wrong with your friends."
"We can go over it in the morning."
"No, Trixie, we're in danger!"
"Aside from lack of sleep, how are we in danger?"
Underrated scrunchy face.
"What did you tell me never to tell another pony?"
"...if you woke me up to play guessing games—"
"After we left my village..."
"...what did you tell me to never tell another pony you said?"
"[through very gritted teeth] That even Trixie's made mistakes."
"Trixie, there's no time for this! What did you say?"
"That even Trixie's made mistakes! Okay?"
"I just had to make sure you weren't..."
"I think they've taken Princess Celestia and Princess Luna!"
"Are you sure?!" (She's awake now!)
"We have to tell Twilight!"
"...then it's too late for that."
Changeling Applejack hates apples, apparently.
Even Changeling Spike is everypony's punching bag.
Changeling Rarity, a thousand years dungeon for you!
"I can't take any of you seriously when you look like that."
"Everything here is going according to plan!"
"We've replaced the six ponies and their dragon..."
"...and have taken control of the castle!"
"And I've just received word..."