Streak closed his eye as Spitfire papped him in the head with her wing. Yup, she was back. Spitfire.exe had successfully rebooted. Fire Streak kept pace with her as they moved through the tunnels. "The only reasons I can think of Diamond Dogs being here is either this is a gem mine they got wind of, or something displaced them from their original tun- HEY!"
Fire Streak had turned his head away to look at the walls closely. He didn't expect to find a crystal of some sort jutting out of it, but the presence of some glittering gem dust could confirm his suspicious. It's at that point that Spitfire pulled her disappearing act. Streak followed in the direction Spitfire had gone until he came to the fork.
Sound was coming from both tunnels and he knew enough to know that they could both have something down them, or one could just be echoes bouncing around from the other. There was no apparent source of what Spitfire was chasing, so he went with his gut... or rather her gut. When given an option of left or right, studies showed that ponies regularly chose the side of their dominant hoof. It was a subconscious reaction. Spitfire was right-hoofed, so he took off down the right path.
Fire Streak would have come up to Spitfire standing on the edge of a large chasm. She looked down to some campfires down below, and ponies. An entire village worth of ponies! "There they are!" She said, gliding down to the bottom of the chasm, happy to have room to stretch her wings again. As she landed, a pony looked at her with wide eyes, rushing over.
"What are you doing here?"
"We're here to figure out what's going on with the town... Are you all alright?"
"Yeah, we're all good, a few minor injuries, but the Diamond Dogs were quick."
"Quick with what?"
"Evacuation. A Cavein caused part of the town to start to fall, and a pack of Diamond Dogs came by and are helping us, the caves are apparently unstable."
"Why didn't you get a letter out and tell someone? The Princesses need to know."
"The Post office was the first building to go... The Diamond Dogs helped us get down here, because this area is the most stable area. They're working on stabilizing the mines, but it's been a long process... There's a lot of tunnels."
Spitfire turned and looked at Fire Streak, blinking. "So... Looks like we're not needed here. But, luckily for us, we're trapped here until the Diamond Dogs free these ponies." She said with a sigh.
The pony that had approached cleared his throat to get Spitfires attention. "Well, Wesker did say that the town was almost ready... He just heard one more cave in that needed to be cleared, so it'll be a few more hours... He sent his packmates to find food for us, because our rations ran out."
Spitfire nodded ,looking to Fire Streak. "Looks like we're gonna have to get comfortable here..." She said, finding a spot out of the way to sit, kicking a rock around with her foot, becoming quickly lost in thought.
Fire Streak caught up with Spitfire and looked over the edge of the chasm along with Spitfire. He was happy to see all the ponies down there in what looked like okay conditions. The large-winged Wonderbolt was extra careful on his descent, and landed gently next to his captain when a pony came running over.
The tale told was not what the two of them had expected. It was a relief that they didn't need to fight off a pack of Diamond Dogs though. After the cave in they heard about it was very unlikely they were going to be leaving soon. Yes, there were probably chimney shafts or other tunnels elsewhere, but finding them could take just as long as waiting for things to be cleared.
"Well..." he started as he pulled his mask down around his neck and kept his goggles perched on his head. "Lets go find your friend's mom and for the first time in history tell a mother their child was worried because they hadn't written in a while."
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