A tiny cinnamon bun followed the internally and emotionally tortured magic dog parent as he carried two tiny ponies with him. It then saw a beautiful, giant butterfly swoop past him. The colors were immaculate! Its orange veined outward onto the pristine black wings, curling and blooming into blue diamonds from the center of its silver body. Yellow crescents fluttered from its tail wings, their centers flashing colors of a velvety blue to a metallic purple.
The butterfly took off sharply and the world seemed to turn upside down. The cinnamon bun laughed as the world righted itself and began to panic as it went upside down again.
Two banana guards on look out from afar watched as the tiny pastry plummeted from the castle's highest window.
“Well, I didn't want to say anything 'cause I didn't want you to feel bad, Jake. I don't know how long it takes to be a parent but I don't think it takes a month,” Jake whimpered as he held the two feuding ponies, looking at Finn with pleading eyes. Finn groaned, “C'mon man, get yourself together.”
Jake put the two ponies down and looked at them. They looked back at Jake. Jake took a deep breath and spoke with a trembling, hurt voice, “Okay, you two stop misbehaving!”
“Why don't you tell her to stop being such a rude, inconsiderate, incorrigible jerk!” Scootaloo stared Tiara down.
“Rude? Inconsiderate? Ha! You ran out of Ponyville against what everypony said to do! We all had to take turns looking for you and possibly be lost forever!” Tiara was quite aware of a second instance of Equestria pouring into Ooo. She gasped in indignity “You! Me being trapped in Ponyville and Cheerilee getting hurt are all your fault!”
Scootaloo nervously spoke, thoughts of Cheerilee ran through her mind, “Wait, I didn't run away” but Tiara interrupted.
“Cheerilee possibly died because of you and now we're both stranded in this stupid place!”
“But, I didn't”
“You did this you no good blank flank!”
“Does that have anything to do with my cutie mark?” Scootaloo wiped away her tears.
Jake was tearing at his scalp as he began yelling, “stop it! Stop it! Stop I! You two are the worst kids I've ever met!” Finn looked with disapproval at Jake, but the magic dog didn't notice as he continued, he turned to Scootaloo and yelled, “I don't care if you get your blank flank!” He turned and stared down Diamond Tiara “and what ever it is you're doing, stop it!” He took a few deep breaths before adding “I am too a good parent!” he picked both of the ponies up and ran through the castle, searching for the adult pony that came with them.
In the lab, Princess Bubblegum was frantically searching through the tables. Assembling flasks and modifying equipment. She didn't turn around as Jake entered. She simply took a swig from her flask and wiped away the run off from her cheek. “I told her,” she muttered under her breath as Jake tried to address her.
Jake tried to catch his breath as he placed the ponies down, “You see kids? We already know what you're up to so start behaving!”
Finn sternly scolded Jake, by addressing him. “Jake.”
Jake, whimpering, defeated, in vain attempted to think of a way out. He simply yelled and began punching the floor. “Okay! I admit it! I'm not a parent! I didn't raise my kids at all! Are you happy now!? Are you happy now Parent God?!” Jake laid on the floor as Princess Bubblegum approached.
“Finn,” PB presented a blaster, “I need you to go rescue Peppermint Butler.”
“Whoa! When did that happen?”
“Last night. That pony you brought over transcended four legs and now has some weird scheme involving my butler. I need you to end it.”
“Uh,” Jake looked at the blaster, it's sharp, electrical feeders and prongs looked as if it would destroy a small building, a teary eyed Francis tugged at his shirt, asking who that pony was. Finn asked in flustered concern “this won't hurt it, right?”
Princess Bubblegum yanked the gun from Finn and shot Jake with it. Jake continued pouting as a blue beam enveloped him. “Uh, I, uh. I'm still sad! PB! That gun's not working. Wait.” Jake looked over the room. “Hey human boy! This is kind of fun! Watch!” Jake began attempting to do a dance similar to the robot, though it was apparent he was forgetting what a robot even was. Jake forgot what even a sense of accomplishment was as he celebrated mid dance, “Ta-daah!” Jake quizzically looked around Jake pointed at PB “Hey, you! What are you doing with that? Is that good? It better be good or else!”
PB released the trigger, a few minutes as Jake stood oblivious went by before he reeled in pain on the ground. “Ah! Aaaah! Now I know why I was sad and more! All these memories! Aaahhh!”
PB shoved the gun into Finn's chest, her voice dry and irritated, “Get it?” Finn nodded as he looked at the weapon. PB continued, “you only have a few minutes after you've dumb her down, otherwise don't expect mercy.” She looked at the fillies.
Both of the fillies watched as Princess Bubblegum approached them, fearing for the worst. The princess bent down and stared at them. She looked at her dissection table, then glanced at an X-Ray machine, and then at her collection of power tools, saws, hammers and a lone scalpel. She looked back at them. These were desperate times. “So what do you know about that pony that came with you?”
Tiara pouted “That was our teacher. I miss her.”
Scootaloo looked away, avoiding any remotely visible eye contact with the posing princess pony.
“So is she the mother of either of you two?” Princess Bubblegum simply stared as she spoke, as if a great calm was washing over her. Both of the fillies shook their heads. “Well then one of you will need to go with Finn. One of you will need to talk to her and help her remember.”
Both of the ponies stared, confused as to who and what she was talking about.
“Your teacher is going to do something with my butler. She might sacrifice him. Kill him. Or worse. And she may even tear this world apart!”
Tiara sneered “She's a teacher!”
Scootaloo was too confused to say anything.
“One of you will go with Finn and confront your teacher. The journey will not be easy.” she stared at a medical table as she continued with a clenching fist at her side, her voiced softened “and the other will help me with experiments.”
Tiara pushed Scootaloo towards Princess Bubblegum, “I know who's going with whoever Finn is.”
“Hey! I can do experiments too!”
Tiara smiled and rubbed up against Princess Bubblegum's legs, “oh! But I just love experiments!” she grinned widely at PB.
The pegasus filly grunted as she approached Finn, “whatever”
Finn noticed the pegasus' wings. “Can you fly? I mean, I didn't even know you had wings,” he bent down as he looked at them “they are pretty small”
Jake simply laid on his back. Depressed, mopey, groaning. “I don't think I wanna go, Finn. I don't think I'd be very much help.”
“C'mon man, we can do this.” Finn looked at the pegasus “Right?”
“Naw, I'd probably just blow up. Or make the pony blow up. I mean. I'm not a very good father after all. Probably not a good dancer, either.”
Scootaloo looked behind her at Diamond Tiara and sighed, “You're not alone.”
Jake jumped right up and started screaming “Let's go get that pony! Because we're not terrible!” him and Jake both jumped out the window. They made it to the town before Finn looked behind him. He stopped and looked for a sign of the filly following.
“Can't hear you! Busy being a hero!”
“Whaaaat?!” Jake bemoaned.
“We forgot the horse!”
Jake yelled back “Well that was fast!” and flopped to the ground on his back, “If you need me I'll be on a bed. And by the way, could you carry me back to the castle?!”
“C'mon man! This isn't a time to be depressed!” Finn yelled back.
“There's always a time! Now get me back to the castle! I'm getting worse! Or leave me in the dirt! Whatever!”
Finn sighed and gave in, carrying his friend back to the top of the castle, where the hospital wards were.
Princess Bubblegum heaved a heavy sigh. Her hands trembled as she realized the two horses were in the same room. As she placed her so-called assistant on the table, a bead of sweat rolled down her cheek. Tiara was too busy gloating and rubbing it in to see a banana guard shackle her legs, which she immediately detested. The Princess motioned a guard, which promptly escorted the other pony outside of the room.
Tiara was running out of steam. “This! Is! What!” she saw Princess Bubblegum pick up a sharp instrument and fell silent. The Princess mumbled about Ooo under her breath. “Scootaloo! Help! Help!” Tiara cried as she tried to back away from the perturbed scientist. “Please! I take back everything I said! I take it all back! Please!”
A blue light filled the room. Princess Bubblegum stared, “No! What did you do to my butler!”
A white silhouette was at center of the ceiling. All 26 legs fanning the air. The entity responded “He is alive and well.” Princess Bubblegum accepted the answer and turned her attention back to the experiment. The entity interrupted “Do not hurt these children. I will not allow it!”
“Then how do I save Ooo!?”, the princess pleaded.
The lower half of the entity separated and fell to the ground. Metallic legs bent and broke. The entity lowered to the ground, its luminescence growing brighter. The room filled with a giant flash of white, hot light. Everyone looked at where the entity was. Cheerilee stood, her rear half a glowing blue hue of spirit energy, and she was no longer just a pony. Three horns of energy adorned across her brow. Two sets of wings, a set on her back and a set above her eyes. Her mane waved and leaned as if it were in a perpetual current. Her eyes were pure white. She approached the princess and leaped onto the table and spoke “with me.”