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Hivemind: Chapter 5: The Stallion in the Hourglass
The pony standing in the remains of the broken hourglass cut an imposing sight. Stars bedecked the deep blue of his robes and hat, calling to mind the clear night sky, and light glistened off the bells sewn onto their edges. A stately white beard trailed down his chin almost to his hooves, and the wrinkles around his sparkling eyes spoke of a lifetime of knowledge and experience. He leaped down to the floor below, surprisingly sprightly for his advanced age, and addressed the still-dumbstruck ponies.
“Well, then, if nopony knows what year it is, let me ask something a little more direct. Which one of you summoned me here?”
Twilight stepped forward. “I guess that would be me,” she said nervously. “Is—is it really you?”
“And who else would I be?” the stallion said, grinning.
“Wait, wait, wait.” Rainbow Dash interjected. “You know this old fogey?”
Twilight whipped her head around indignantly. “Old fogey? D
Hivemind: Chapter 4
“Let down some more rope.”
“That's all there is, Applejack,” Rarity called down to her friend.
Applejack scowled. She balanced halfway down the rain-slick side of the cliff, her lasso tied securely around her waist as a safety line.
“You know, you've climbed down this cliff before without a rope. I'm sure you don't need--”
“Consarnit, Rarity, that was when it wasn't raining, and we've lost three ponies already. I am not taking any more chances.”
Rarity bit her tongue.
“Now, go ask Fluttershy to look for some creepers to tie onto the rope to make it longer.”
“O-okay. Fluttershy, dear, could you—Fluttershy?” Rarity appeared again over the edge of the cliff. “Applejack, we may have a problem.”
“What is it?” Applejack called up.
“Fluttershy is missing. I don't see her anywhere.”
“Now? Hold on, I'll come help look for her. Keep holding the rope until I get up ther
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