Twilight Sparkle (c) Hasbro
Princess Luna (c) Hasbro
Princess Celestia (c) Hasbro
Spike (c) Hasbro
Apple Bloom (c) Hasbro
Sweetie Belle (c) Hasbro
Scootaloo (c) Hasbro
Cheerilee (c) Hasbro
Discord (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro
Upon the whole fiasco that occurred within the library being resolved, Twilight Sparkle and Princess Luna decided not to waste any more time. They discussed their plan of action with the Cutie Mark Crusaders, but only in quick general details.
Twilight Sparkle: Princess Luna and I will go and find the other ponies while you three stay here and watch over Miss Cheerilee.
Apple Bloom: What about Spike and Princess Celestia?
Princess Luna: I shall be taking my sister with me in order to keep her close by. Spike shall also accompany us as well.
Princess Celestia: *giggles*
Sweetie Belle: But can't we help out too?
Twilight Sparkle: We can't risk you three and Cheerilee being in danger, especially with Discord on the loose.
Scootaloo: But you're a filly too, just like us! *anger in tone*
Twilight Sparkle: Please, listen to me. We can't risk putting all of you in jeopardy.
CMC: ...... Fine. *disappointed*
Princess Luna: Let us go Twilight Sparkle.
Twilight Sparkle: Yes Princess, ready Spike?
Spike: Right behind you! *follows close by while carrying the filly Princess Celestia*
As soon as the group exited out of the library, a sudden flash appeared before them. At that moment, Discord made his entrance and laughed while juggling the hourglass in his hands.
Discord: Hello my little ponies! Enjoying the chaos today?
Twilight, Luna, & Spike: DISCORD!!!!!
Princess Celestia: *looks at Discord with curiousity*
Discord: Awww, you're so adorable Celestia. *waves and laughs at Celestia's misfortune*
Princess Luna: KEEP AWAY FROM MY SISTER YOU FIEND!!!
Discord: Oh my, pot calling the kettle black much? If I recall, you yourself were quite a fiend back when your "other half" was in control. Isn't that right Luna?
Princess Luna: Grrrrgh *anger ensues*
Twilight Sparkle: What did you do to my friends!?
Discord: Silly Twilight, like you don't know already. *flicks at Twilight's horn* All I did was use this handy little hourglass and turn you, your friends, and numerous ponies throughout Equestria into young harmless fillies, colts, and even foals. However, I did turn some oppositions over at Canterlot into old colts and aged mares for some quick kicks MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Princess Luna: WHERE ARE THE OTHER ELEMENTS!!?!?
Discord: Oh please Luna, like I would ever tell where they are and ruin things. *snaps his fingers* Actually, that's why I'm here. I have a new game for you to play Twilight. *points at Twilight*
Twilight Sparkle: WHAT!?
Discord: That's right! The rules for this new game of mine are quite simple. All you have to do is find your friends. Once they're found, you and your friends must reach the statue by town hall. You'll have only ONE hour to do all this.
Twilight Sparkle: ... That's fine by me.
Discord: Oh, I almost forget to mention. Aside from using it to help recover your friends, you CANNOT use your magic to simply teleport yourself or any other pony to the statue. Also, you are not allowed any help from anyone or anypony during this game. This goes for the Princess and your assistant here. Alongside those rules, anything else goes.
Twilight Sparkle: Alright, but you have to put everything back to normal and go back to your stone imprisonment if we win.
Discord: Very well, but if I win then I get to do whatever I want to 6 ponies of my choice. What do you say?
Twilight Sparkle: I accept your terms.
Discord: Wonderful, with that said the game begins ... NOW!
*Discord vanishes in a blinding flash*
Without further moments of hesitation, Twilight rushed off on her own in the hopes of finding the other ponies and defeating Discord at his own game. Spike looks upon her sudden departure with worry along with Princess Luna and Princess Celestia.
Spike: We can't let go off by herself!
Princess Luna: We must. Discord possesses the hourglass. Our interference would endanger the ponies and ourselves. We would also fall victim to mystical properties of time itself.
Spike: Well what can we do?
Princess Luna: ... Let us go to Canterlot Castle.
Spike: Why there?
Princess Luna: We must retrieve the elements of harmony in the likely chance that Discord may go back on his word.
Spike: But we can't help Twilight right now remember?
Princess Luna: I know, but we are not helping her in this challenge. We are only providing assistance once the game is finished.
Spike: Ah, I see where you're getting at. *places Celestia onto Luna's back and rides aboard also*
Princess Luna: Let us depart.
Upon their departure, Apple Bloom sat close by the window. She saw the entire thing and worried about Twilight and the others.
Sweetie Belle: What did you see Apple Bloom?
Apple Bloom: I saw that weird creature statue!
Scootaloo: You mean that freaky statue thing!?
Apple Bloom: Yeah, but it was alive and talking to the others. After that, it disappeared and everypony left.
Scootaloo: With us left out to wait!?
Sweetie Belle: Now what do we do?
Apple Bloom: Hmmm, I got it!
Sweetie Belle & Scootaloo: What!?
Apple Bloom: Zecora! She can help us! Maybe she can make some kind of potion that could turn everypony back to normal!
Scootaloo: Yeah! Zecora can probably make a real mean magic spell that'll teach that Dracon-a-thingy a lesson!
Sweetie Belle: Well what are we waiting for? Let's go and see her right away!
Cheerilee: Yah! *giggles*
The Cutie Mark Crusaders leave the library with Cheerilee. Their main concern is now going to Zecora and possibly creating a potion that'll help everypony.