This is either how Tirek's mind conceves his prison or a flashback. It should be quite interesting either way. I wonder what if any changes you'll make to his comic backstory if thats what your going for.
Yay! I was right! Applejack and Rainbow with Tirek. Let's see how the Appledash duo can help stupid sexy Tirek, I mean, young Tirek. I hope the ponis know why Tirek did what he did and help him.
" oh no, he's hot "
You read my mind, bro.
Well I'm definitely looking forward to what you do with Tirek. The guy has a few redeeming qualities to him. He seems to like nature, as evinced by how comfortable and easily he was able to set up a campsite for himself, as well as his catching a falling bird in "Summer Sun Setback" rather than ignoring it or harming it. He also has an odd honorable streak - when he cut a deal with Twilight he kept his word, even though he had no incentive to do so beyond his own personal integrity.
Hmm, so this means that Chrysalis is most likely getting Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, based on their positions in previous comics? The latter seems like a good choice, the former...I can't see it, personally. Even if you're not an evil changeling bent on world domination Pinkie Pie can be a bit much to handle. I can't begin to even think of what sort of connection Pinkie could form with Chrysalis...well, I can, but they feel like they'd be a bit of a stretch. Fluttershy is going to have to do most of the legwork there.
And Rarity and Twilight for Cozy. Again, I can see the argument for Twilight, but Rarity seems like a very odd choice. I guess the idea is a connection through Sweetie Belle or something? We'll see, but I still say Pinkie would have been utilized here.