Chapter 1- Dusk Shine P.O.V.
"Hey Barb," Dusk Shine called from the first floor.
"Have you seen my binoculars?"
"Uh... try the second drawer by the front door." She replied from the second. Dusk Shine trotted across the library, leaping over backpacks overflowing with supplies. The door glowed a light purple as Twilight came through the door with a sleeping baby dragon riding on her back.
"Hello Dusk... Shine?" Her sentence trailed off as she noticed the severe packing going on in her library.
"Hey Twilight." He greeted, levitating the binoculars out of the drawer.
" Dusk Shine, what's going on?" she asked
"The guys and I have decided to go on a-"
Ehm. He was interrupted by a loud, exasperated cough from a rainbow-manned colt lounging in the window.
"Yeah, were ARE we going, Dusk?" the pegasus asked. Dusk Shine smiled sheepishly as Rainbow Blitz eyed him for a response.
"Uh, we're- uh, going...to..." Dusk stammered, prodding the ground.
"CAMPING TRIP!" Barbara cheered from the second floor. Dusk Shine's pupils constricted as Blitz's glare intensified.
"You told her?!"
"Blitz, I HAD to tell her," Dusk Shine defended " I'm leaving her here for a whole five days. I can't just up and disappear..."
"YES, YES YOU CAN! Twilight will be here to watch her!" Blitz shouted. Dusk sighed.
There's just no reasoning with that brony.
"Your going camping?" Twilight exclaimed "Can I come? I've read all about it in one of my books," she explained, calling forth the book.
"You go fishing, make fires, tell stories," she squealed joyfully as she skimmed the pages.
" Go hiking, and-"
"No!" shouted Blitz. "This is exactly why we did tell you girls! Or why we SHOULDN'T have told you..." Blitz glared at Dusk Shine one last time, ears flatten in anger.
"It's a GUYS ONLY trip," he explained. "meaning 'NO GIRLS ALLOWED'."
"But WHY can't we come?" Twilight asked
"Oh please," Blitz replied, rolling his eyes. "Ever since we got here, you girls have managed to nuzzle your noses into all aspects of our lives!"
"That's not true!" Twilight stomped in objection. "The only reason we ever help you idiots is when you're flanks need saving!"
"Th-that's beside the point!" Blitz fumed. While the pegasus and the unicorn continued to argue, Dusk Shine resumed packing. Levitating several books off the shelves, Dusk Shine filled the dark green backpack.
The last one... he though in relief. One by one, he set each bag in the corner by the door, making sure the dark green bag was hidden behind the others. Finally, he lifted the baby dragon off of Twilight's back, who continued to sleep, despite the commotion, and carried him up the stairs.
Chapter 2- Rainbow Blitz P.O.V.
"Eris would have never broken free if you girls had just stayed home, LIKE WE TOLD YOU!' Blitz shouted
"We would have never have had to come if-"
"Will you two be quiet?!" Spike demanded from the second floor.
"Oh, sorry Spike!" Twilight called back. The baby dragon's muffled footsteps stomped across the ceiling.
"Look," Blitz started. "It's not that we don't like you gals, but us guys need a chance to hang out, ok?" Twilight's ears drooped in sadness. It was all true. The girls were pretty nice, with the exception of one, and they've been a real help ever since they got trapped in their dimension. But Blitz missed the good ol' days, where it was just the five of them, without a bunch of pretty, prissy ponies killing their swag. Twilight began to trudge up the stairs until the door swung open.
Two pink partying ponies bounced in the room, looking extra cheerful today. Both carried camping supplies. Blitz sighed.
"Hello everypony!" they sung in unison.
"Hey guys." Twilight sighed.
"Twilight, why so glum?" Bubble Berry asked ,cocking his head to the right.
"Yeah, Twilight, cheer up" Pinkie Pie said as she bounced up the steps.
" 'Cause we're going camping!" the cheered. Twilight looked at Blitz with genuine confusion.
" Pinkie Pie's going with you? I thought you said it was a 'guys only' thing."
"IT IS!" he shouted in anger. He turned and faced the Benedict Berry.
"Berry, I thought I told you NOT TO TELL HER?"
"Oh, I know Blitzy," he said apologetically. "But then I thought if six friends would make this the absolutelybestcampingtripmadebysixfriendsever, " Berry started.
"Then SEVEN friends would make this the absolutelybestcampingtripmadebysixfriendsthatEquestriahaseverseen!" Pinkie Pie finished.
"Exactly," Twilight nodded
"No, not 'exactly'. There are six ponies goin', not seven," he stated firmly to them.
"But-" the girls objected
"Not SEVEN," he said, turning to Pinkie.
"not EIGHT," he said, turning to Twilight.
"six ponies. No more, no less. That's why there are six tents and six canteens. That's why there is enough food to last six ponies 5 days in the wilderness. Because six ponies are going!" Berry sat quietly with a hoof to his chin as he watched the three ponies argue.
"So, who's going, anyway?" Berry asked. Blitz facehoofed himself.
"A.J., Elusive, Butterscotch, Dusk Shine, You, and me," he said flatly.
" And Pinkie Pie," Berry added
"No, she's not. There are only six ponies going. Me, you-"
"You just said she couldn't go," Berry countered
"Yeah, I did," Blitz said, unsure of where this was going.
"You just said I could go. So she can go." Berry concluded.
"Well, Blitz," he said grabbing his doppelganger and pulling her by his side.
"Isn't she ME?" The two smiled innocently.
"Well, yeah, but-" Blitz stammered.
"Well if that's true, and I AM him, I'm going." Pinkie smiled.
"No, you're not going because if you were him you would BE him." Blitz argued
"But, you just said that she was me." Berry countered.
"Right, you just said that she was him," Twilight replied, joining in.
"And if THAT'S true, I'm Dusk Shine which means I'm going." They smiled mischievously at the rainbow manned colt as he hung his head in defeat.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To Be Continued....
The door swung open with force. A.J.'s ear was held firmly in between the teeth of his female half. Right behind them, Elusive's ear dragged him through the door, glowing a light blue. Rarity came trotting in after him. Both colts howled in pain as the two mares dropped them at the feet of their friends.
"Somepony better start explainin' why these two," Applejack pointed an accusing hoof at the colts on the floor, "were stealin' mah apples!"
"And taking my good silverware," Rarity added.
"I wasn't taking the, dear," the suit maker defended. "I was borrowing them..."