>Her eyes blaze with green flame as she turns around in an instant to face him.
C: What do you mean, ‘no’!?
>Fury and confusion are plain upon her face, but there is also a tinge of pain.
C: Don’t you want to love me!?
>The pain in her voice is obvious.
C: Are you repulsed by my body!?
>But the pain is slowly replaced by more anger.
C: I can change into a pony for you! I can change into whatever creature you want!
>She’s practically screaming now.
C: I would change into a human, but I… I’ve never seen a human female…
>A look of disgust takes the place of her confusion alongside her anger.
C: Is your species incapable of mating!?
>Anon simply sighs.
A: No, Chrysalis, it’s not that. You’re beautiful the way you are, and I’m perfectly capable, it’s just...
C: Then what is it!? Why won’t you love me!?
A: We can’t do this now. Not here.
>She looks more confused than ever, and almost seems like she’s about to cry.
A: It’s just… We can’t go in there with an army.
>Anon wracks his brain for a way out of this mess.
A: We have to think about this carefully. If we mess up here it’s all over.
>Chrysalis’s expression fades, replaced by a knowing look of disappointment.
C: You’re right, Anon.
>She falls back onto her haunches.
C: So then what would you have us do?
>Anon looks up to the sky, obscured by the trees, and thinks in silence for a moment.
A: We need to infiltrate the Empire and get close to the Princess.
>”So I can ask her about removing this curse.” He thinks to himself.
A: Once we have the Princess the Empire will follow.
>She turns her nose up.
C: Hmph, I’ve tried that before. It won’t work.
>Chrysalis huffs and turns away from Anon again.
A: You didn’t have me before.
>She stops and her ears prick up.
C: What are you saying, exactly?
A: I’m saying that with both of us together, we can’t fail.
>She raises an eyebrow.
A: If Twilight Sparkle is anything to go by, it’ll only take a little bit of love for the curse to drive her crazy.
C: And how do you plan on making her love you?
A: I don’t have to make her love me. I just need to trick her into thinking I’m someone she loves already.
C: Oh? An interesting idea. If you could change your appearance. But unlike me-
>A wave of green light washes over her body.
>Black is replaced by white, and before you Chrysalis now stands in the body of a white unicorn stallion.
C: -you can’t do that. Do you know who this is, Anon?
A: Shining Armor. Cadance’s husband and Twilight’s brother.
C: Yes. Have you met him?
>She shakes her head as green washes over her again, returning her to her original form.
C: This won’t be easy, you know. Shining is a rather powerful unicorn in his own right, and you don’t exactly bear a strong resemblance to him.
A: I won’t need to.
>She looks at him, puzzled.
C: You won’t?
A: I remember a little something from one of Twilight’s books. A potion that can temporarily change someone to look like someone else.
C: I’ve never heard of such a potion.
>”That’s because I just made it up.” Anon thinks.
C: And it’s some*pony*, Anon, not some*one*. Your strange dialect will get you caught if you’re not careful.
A: Guess I need to practice.
>Suddenly, his stomach growls.
A: But first, we’ve gotta find something to eat.
>Anon turns to look through his bag, and then remembers.
>He doesn’t have his bag.
>He doesn’t have any supplies at all.
>Not even a knife.
>In the middle of nowhere in the Everfree of all places, without even a knife.