In a place that could not be found in their universe, six ponies awoke. The first was a purple pony, one of the two unicorns in the room. She stirred and groaned. "Wh-what happened?" She opened one painfully hurting eye. "I-I feel like I've been partying for a whole week nonstop and fell unconscious." Said the pink earth pony, bringing herself to a sitting position. "I remember working on one of my latest works of fashion..." Said the second unicorn, a white mare. "W-where exactly are we?" Said the Pegasus with the rainbow mane. "I-I think we're tied up." Replied the yellow Pegasus. " We are too, just what the hell is goin' on here?" Replied the last and final pony, an orange earth pony.
"Calm down everyone, at least we are all safe" Replied the purple one, looking at the chain attached to her neck. "But Twilight, where exactly are we?" The second unicorn replied. Twilight sighed and closed her eyes, opening them as a small light was emitted from her horn, illuminating the room. "I wish I knew Rarity. I was reading a book about some rare creatures when something happened. I can't quite remember." The pink one stood up quickly, then wobbled and fell back down. The chain rattled. "I remember a loud screeching sound in my ears. There was something whispering." Twilight and Rarity turned, Twilight speaking first "Come to think of it, I read something about whispering before I heard that exact same sound too Pinkie Pie." "And I heard my little sister whispering about something behind the door while I was putting the finishing piece on my work." The other three nodded, confirming they had heard the same sound.
"I'd been sleeping on a cloud, the wind whispered by my face." The rainbow one replied, "And I was listening to the quiet whispers of the sleeping animals." Replied the yellow one. The orange one frowned, shaking the chain on her neck as she stood up slowly. "There was some whispering in the barn, I was walking in to check it out but it was only some hay being moved." Twilight looked to the rainbow one, "Rainbow Dash, see if you can reach that window" Twilight pointed to a small beam of light being emitted from a small opening near the top of the roof. "On it!" Rainbow Dash replied, jumping into the air without thinking. "Wait the chain!" replied the orange one. "Relax Applejack, a stupid chain isn't going to ACK-" Rainbow dash stopped with an immediate jerk a few flaps away from the light and hurtled toward the ground, chocked by the chain and struggling to breath.
"Rainbow Dash!" Twilight exclaimed, quickly weaving a spell and closing her eyes to slow the pony's descent until she landed gently in the dirt. The yellow one rushed over, "Are-Are you alright?" Rainbow Dash, finally getting her breath back said "No...problem...Fluttershy" Suddenly the door opened and a bright light emanated from it. Twilight hadn't even seen the door, but somehow a door twice their size was directly over the other side of the room. Something was tossed in, and the room fell back into darkness for a few seconds before Twilight began the spell for light again. They all cautiously approached the thing in the middle of their circle. "Apples!" Exclaimed Applejack. There was one for each of them, so they all ate them quickly. "I didn't realise how hungry I was" Rainbow Dash sighed, laying on her back and looking to the ceiling. She rolled over, and flapped his wings.
"Be careful" Twilight spoke, Rainbow Dash nodded, going slowly upward. When she reached the limit of the chain, she peered at the small bit of light. "It-It's a strange window." She replied, her voice sounding far away. She glided back down and landed. "Where are we? There were some strange things I saw, they looked like feet but...different." Twilight frowned, worried. She walked over to the door and tried to open it, but pushing it didn't work, and she had no idea how to use the knob. "We have no choice but to wait until whoever is on the other side comes back" She replied, walking over to them. They all huddled together, concerned and worried about just what was going on.
Sometime later, the door opened and a strange creature twice their size walked in. It had a short mane, and stood on two hoof-like things, with weird hoofs that had five strange snake-like things coming out of each of them. They froze, as it came over and gazed at them, and said something in a language they couldn't understand. Suddenly, they grabbed Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy and brought them out the room. The door closed behind them, and everything was too white for them to adjust. Suddenly, there was pain everywhere. Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash both screamed as their wings were torn off and blood littered the white room. Their tails were shaved off, and their wing wounds stitched up. They were then branded with something over their cutie marks, a searing pain that left them wishing for death. They were carried back into the room, and deposited without a second care in the world.
They awoke eventually, to the frantic worry of their two earth comrades. "Where's Twilight and Rarity?" Dash asked, too in pain to stand. She noticed Applejack and Pinkie had had both their tails shaved off, and their cutie marks were gone. "They went in not long after you. My god they tore off their horns, their horns! My god your wings-"Rainbow Dash interrupted them "What happened to my wings?" With frantic worry, she ignored the pain and managed to turn her body. Where her wings had been was nothing but normal pony skin, and her cutie mark had been seared off as well. Tears touched her eyes, and she collapsed once more. "W-Why are they doing this to us?" She sobbed. Fluttershy, was just crying silently. "I'm afraid, there's worse to come." Twilight said, opening one tired, tired eye. "You probably didn't see as much as me and Rarity did, but you won't like what we saw." "Tell us!" The four replied. Twilight sighed once, and closed her eye. "I saw ponies being turned into something worse then what we are now. I saw, monsters." And she collapsed, exhausted from their exchange.