[MLP] The Race - Pt.4A murmur went through the crowd as they all wondered the same question.
"Where did Jennu go?" asked Nariko, instantly worried for her little brother.
Brow furrowed, Spyro buzzed over to the screen. He checked the receiver and saw that there was nothing wrong with it. "Hm. Something must've happened to the tracker, everything here is fine."
"There must be something going on in the forest; Dash isn't moving," said Twilight.
Indeed. At the same time the green dot had disappeared, the blue one had stopped moving.
"Ugh..." Jennu pushed himself up from the forest floor, dazed and with a massive headache. The tracker had been smashed to pieces and was now at his hooves. He got to his hooves and made sure everything was accounted for. There was a pain in his right front leg, but nothing he couldn't handle.
Something had hit him. Hard. The tree he had landed in now had a Jennu-shaped dent in it and was splintered.
He heard Dash shuffling a few paces away. "Are you ok?"
"Yeah. What in Equestria
[MLP] The Race - Pt. 3The noise of the crowd didn't last long as the two ponies tore past. The flat streets of the town and the run from Everfree Forest made it easier for Jennu to pull ahead. But like before, the climb up the mountain was difficult and Rainbow Dash was able to make up the ground.
She managed to stay level with him as they made their way through the Bog. That was until Jennu got a back leg stuck in the mud and lost a boot. By the time he had fished it out and put it back on, she had gained a substantial lead (much to the horror of a certain pegasus wizard).
Jennu knew he had to make up the ground through Everfree. He'd never live it down if he lost, not after all the bragging he'd done. It made his blood run cold just thinking about it. Ankoku would be unbearable. He'd have to leave the country. He gritted his teeth and picked up the pace; his pride was at stake here.
He was only a pony length away from his opponent as they went through the forest. Which seemed to be just as quiet and creep
[MLP] The Race - Pt.2They were gone before the orange earthpony had even finished speaking. A great rush of wind stormed down the dirt road, promptly coating everypony in dirt and dust if they hadn't been quick enough to get out of the way. Once the dust had settled, everyone looked to the screen.
The dots were moving at quite a pace, which was to be expected, really. There was no obvious leader, they were near enough neck and neck, only occasionally overtaking each other, but nothing to determine a proper leader. Soon, they were out of Ponyville and heading up towards Dragon Mountain.
The uphill climb was difficult and Jennu was starting to lag behind.
"Aww, poor Boots," Dash jeered, flying in front of him, "The mountain too hard for ya?"
"Just wait, when we get over the other side of this mountain, boots'll be the last thing you see."
That being said, getting up the mountain was a bit of a struggle and Dash had taken quite a lead. ("No! Don't you dare lose! I've got fifty bits riding on this!") But once
[MLP] The Race - Pt.1Today was the day. It had been talked about for weeks. Mostly on how egotistic the competitors were.
"Alright," Twilight unfolded the map in front of the two pegasi. It floated between the three ponies. "You'll start here, at the Apple Farm, race through Ponyville, head up and over Dragon Mountain, through Froggy Bottom Bog, then finally through the Everfree Forest and back to the farm. You'll lap it three times. Got it?"
"Got it," said Rainbow Dash while Jennu gave a curt nod.
"Good. To the start line."
There was quite a turn out, it wouldn't be a surprise to assume the whole of Ponyville had turned up to watch the race. News had even reached Canterlot and the capitol was eager to know the result. It was even more popular than the Iron Pony contest between Dash and Applejack.
The race started on the dirt road that went past the Apple Family's farm. Wooden stands had been erected for ponies to sit and a large canvas screen was opposite it. Ponies clamoured and cheered as the two pegasi