Sprinting through the trees, Rainbow noticed the Slenderpony off in the corner of the screen, but paid him no heed, and nopony else noticed him. "Ya think there's anything here?" she asked, pointing out a set of rusted metal containers.
"It doesn't look like it, but I'd check, just in case." Twilight said. Taking her friend's advice, Dash walked around the barrels, looking around.
"Here's one!" Dash quickly ran over and picked up the next note. "Let's take a look at this one... 'Always watches, No eyes?' That isn't even possible!" she snorted in laughter. Turning, she saw the Slenderpony a few barrels away from her... staring with his blank face. "CELESTIA'S MANE!" she shouted, turning and sprinting into the trees. She crashed into tree after tree, losing ground.
"Let a lady handle this." Rarity said, levitating the keyboard to the side and walking up. She dodged through the trees before Dash could even see them, gaining back the ground that Dash had lost, and then some. They were soon far away from the mysterious figure, in the heart of the forest.
"H-How did you..." Dash stammered. "Because I PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL." Rarity swiftly retorted. Calmly wandering through the dense collection of trees, she said, "Now if only I could put on some nice dress shoes... Well, I can always hope for an update, can I not?"
As everypony introduced their hooves to their faces, Pinkie exclaimed "What about pants? Pants would be cool! Maybe they'd be, like, MAGIC PANTS!"
"I honestly do not think that they're planning to add pants to the game, Pinkie." Twilight told her.
"Aww..." Pinkie reacted "I like pants, and I like parties." she suddenly let out such a gasp that she was lifted a few feet off the ground and held herself there for a moment. "A PANTS PARTY! THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN!" she exclaimed. Applejack decided not to say anything at this point.
"My, he seems to be getting quite persistent, doesn't he?" Rarity said, after evading their tall assailant yet again.
"If ya'll wanna put it nicely." Applejack responded. Finally coming upon another landmark, they saw a group of dark rocks jutting up out of the earth. Walking around the side, Rarity came to the next note in the set, that would save them from the Slenderpony. "h-h-He's coming?" Fluttershy read.
"That's weird.. I never heard about that one!" Pinkie continued, "Maybe they, like, randomize or something? That's SO COOL! I wonder how they do that? Maybe it has something to do wit-"
"No, I'm sure it DOES NOT involve pants." Twilight said, predicting what Pinkie was about to say.
"HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT? Can you see into ponies' minds!?" Pinkie yelled in surprise and shock.
"No, it was just obvious." Twilight responded.
"C-can I try, Rarity?" a small voice asked.
"Why, of course!" Rarity replied, moving the keyboard to the chair as Fluttershy slowly climbed in. Shakily placing her hooves on the keyboard and mouse, Fluttershy let the light ambiance calm her, and walked in a new direction that she was sure that they had not gone in before. With the basic map of the forest that she had filled in in her mind as they walked, Fluttershy quickly found the next landmark, without encountering the suited pony once.
"Wow, good job!" Dash said.
Um...thank you." Fluttershy responded in her small, quiet voice.
Wandering around the brick wall, the note was easy to spot near the center, where the walls met, in the back-right corner. Everypony cheered quietly for her, then Twilight read the message scrawled on the old page. "Behind you?" Twilight quickly spun the mouse, but nopony was there. Slowly, all of the ponies' heads turned behind them....