"Do we really have to go?" sighed Veehooves, a cyan Allicorn of Equestria. He frowned at his maroon brother after blowing his bangs out of the way.
Scorch sighed and looked back at him. "I don't like this, either, but there's no other way. We have to leave Equestria in order to possibly defeat the Dutchess. After all, you wouldn't want Fluttershy or all of our other friends to get hurt, would you?"
VH opened his maw to argue, but then thought better of it. Whether he liked it or not, Scorch was right. With a defeated sigh, he trudged out from the library. "Time to go tell Fluttershy..." This won't be easy, he thought. Leaving her is like leaving my heart and soul. When he neared Fluttershy's house, he stopped. "What am I gonna say to her? 'I'm leaving for a long time to join an army and fight in a war, see ya soon'?" He rolled his sky-blue eyes. "Nah, that'd be kinda cruel, actually." He