Sunset Shimmer: The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well Ch.2
Chapter 2: Nightmare Night Beginnings
Three months ago...
"Come on!" Sunset angrily shouted, rummaging through her closet. "Just give me SOMETHING...!"
"Sunset?" Twilight stuck her head through the doorway, watching Sunset toss stuff across the room in frustration. Twilight was already dressed up for Nightmare Night. This year, she was sporting a blue pointed magician's hat and cape, both containing a star pattern. "Pinkie Pie and Stray Wind's party is gonna start soon! Aren't you ready?"
"GAH!!!" Sunset flopped down onto her bed and groaned. "I knew I should've asked Rarity for a costume!"
Twilight entered the room and approached her student. "And why didn't you?"
"I thought I could throw together a good costume with what I had, but nope! I got squat!" Sunset threw her hooves up in defeat.
"Hmm..." Twilight thought for a moment, trying to find a solution to Sunset's dilemma. She grinned when she finally came up with an idea. "Hold on, I th
Sunset Shimmer: The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well Ch.3
Chapter 3: Taking Up The Mantle
*cough, cough* "Uh... there goes another one..."
Sunset pulled off her goggles, proceeding to shake the ashes off herself while Twilight did the same. In front of the two ponies was a half-melted cauldron containing a Daring Do novel that was burnt beyond recognition. Two victims of yet another explosion resulting from a failed experiment.
Twilight threw her hooves up in exasperation. "That's the sixth one today!"
Sunset looked at her mentor. "You sure you wanna keep doing this?" she asked. "I don't think a potion that lets you recite an entire book's contents from memory is worth a hundred more exploded cauldrons or books."
Sighing in defeat, Twilight nodded. "You're right. I'm just glad you advised against using the extremely rare books." She shuddered, not wanting to picture her one-of-a-kind "1001 Nights In Saddle Arabia" going up in flames.
Levitating a dustpan and broom, Sunset proceeded to start cleaning up t
Sunset Shimmer: The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well Ch.1
Chapter 1: Robbery in Manehattan
Dark, starry skies are looming over the city of Manehattan. The night is alive: couples are having fancy dinner dates, music is blaring loudly from the nightclubs, and in the park, The Great and Powerful Trixie is putting on a magnificent magic show.
And in a dark, secluded street several blocks away, a jewelry store is being robbed.
Two stallions dressed in black, a pegasus and a unicorn, are behind the register, attempting to crack open a safe and pillage the riches inside. Just outside the store, two earth ponies are keeping watch.
"Al...most... there..." the unicorn muttered as he jiggled the lockpick with his magic.
"Can ya hurry it up, Quick Change?" the pegasus nervously asked.
"Shut up, you know these things take time!" Quick quietly snapped back. "Unless you'd like to try it?" He fiddled around with the lockpicks a bit more, until...
"Bingo." With a satisfied smirk, Quick Change grabbed the handle and pu
Sunset Shimmer: The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well Ch.4
Chapter 4: A New Enemy
"Looks like this is the place." Sunset made her way to the house sitting at the end of the street, right next to the city's gardens.
As she trotted down the path leading to the front door, she took in the sights around her. The lawn was decorated with all kinds of flowers and plants, from rosebushes and sunflowers, to lilies and daffodils. It made the Flower Trio's garden back in Ponyville look like a pile of dirt. Out the corner of her eye, Sunset spotted a patch of poison joke. She chuckled for a moment, recalling how Twilight and her friends met Zecora. I kinda want to hear Flutterguy singing Pinkie's "Evil Enchantress" song now...
Sunset approached the front door and knocked. A few moments later, the door swung open to reveal a light-gray pegasus wearing a sunflower in her pink mane. On her flank, a trio of daisies made up her cutie mark.
"Can I help you, miss?" she asked.
Sunset cleared her throat before speaking. "Exc