chapter 2: A hairy beast

As Sunburst left the horse in the stable, he walked up the stairs of the castle. The heavy wooden doors creaked open, as if it hadn't been opened in many years. "Hello?" asked Sunburst. No reply. "What a queer place," he muttered, walking into the hall. He looked into every room, all was silent. A roaring fire was lit in the next room, with a sumptious feast, fit for a king, or for a hungry traveller. As he dived into the food, his stomach started to warm up.

Sunburst stood up, to say thank you to his gracious host. As he exited the castle, he spotted a rose bush, the most beautiful, fragrant roses you could imagine, as red as cold cheeks.

Sunburst reached out to pluck a rose from the rose bush, but as he reached out, there was a growl. He turned, to see a fearsome manwolf behind him. The next thing he knew, he was dragged up into the castle.

Sunset pov

"Phillipe!" I cried, as the white Connemara stallion galloped towards me. "Where's my brother? Is he okay?"

I looked back at my 2 kids. I couldn't just leave them. I held my 2 kids on my knee, while steering with the reins, my brown satchel slung on my shoulder.

Phillipe led me to a castle. I slid off, helping my 2 kids off too.. Phillipe hurried into a stable, and started slurping water. I opened the wooden door, which creaked.

"Mommy," whined Dawn. "This is scary."

"Hush," I said softly. "We're going to find your uncle." I took the baby carrier Rarity gave me 2 years ago out of the bag. I lifted them, one by one, into the carrier.

Then I heard a cough, sounding a lot like my brother. I hurried up the stairs, to see my brother, caged. "Sunburst!" I cried, grasping his ice-cold hands. "You're ill, you need to go home."

"NO!" cried Sunburst. "There's a manwolf in this castle!"

I turned, indeed, he was correct. "Please," I begged. "Let him go. He needs a doctor. Take me and my kids instead. I asked for the rose, it's my fault."

The manwolf growled. "Fine." it said. "Your brother goes back. You, follow me."

I followed him, up. "Now," the manwolf said, "You cannot go in the west wing, but you may roam everywhere else."

"Why not?" I asked curiously.

"Storage," replied the manwolf. It bid me goodnight.

"Night." I said.

I carefully took the 2 girls out of the carrier and laid them in the crib. I laid on the bed, the silk as soft as Flash's face when I touched him on our first date. I fell asleep immediately.

"I've had to jump through so many hoops tonight," I cackled, "Just to get my hands on this crown, and it really should have been mine all along." I laughed. "Let's let bygones be bygones. I am your princess now, and you will be loyal to me!"

I ripped apart the school, my bat-like wings flapping. "Round them up and bring them to the portal." I commanded. I turned, to see Princess Twilight. "Spoiler alert! I was bluffing when I said I was going to destroy the portal. I don't want to rule this pathetic little high school, I want Equestria! And with my own little teenage army behind me, I am going to get it!"

The wind blew around Twilight's face. "No you're not!" she shouted.

I laughed. "Oh, really!" i scoffed. "And what can you do to stop me? I have magic, and you have nothing!"

"SHE HAS US!" yelled Rainbow Dash, as the mane 5 stood beside her.

"She!" I sneered. "Gee, the gang really is all back together again! Now, step aside, Twilight has interfered with my plans one too many times already. She needs to be dealt with!"

I sent forward a magical bolt of golden fiery light, as it hit Twilight Sparkle, sending them back.

"NO!" I cried, sitting up in bed.

A teapot and cup came in. "Hi, I'm Dot and this is Mona."

"Oh, hi." I said. "I'm Sunset Shimmer."

"I heard a scream," said the teapot. "Are you okay?"

"I just had a nightmare," I explained. "And that's Dawn Sunrise and Midnight Dusk," I said. "My twins."

Dot moved the tray closer. "Oh, what was it about? My friend Sophie used to have nightmares too."

"Um..." I said. "It was about something I did previously. That's all. I've had that nightmare since I was 16."

"Oh," said Dot. "I guess you must be used to it. So, when did you have your twins?"

"A few months ago with my boyfriend. He died in a car crash." I said pensively.