You look over at Rover smugly, then back to Rocky. "Yes, you may. Thank you, Rocky."
Rover stomps, then growls. "Fine! Carry her!"
His massive arm looks like a tree… you only hope it isn't as frail as one. You give it a tap with your forehoof, noticing that it doesn't move at all. He slides it forward, making it easier to climb on to. "Can climb?"
"Yes… just making sure it's not going to break."
"Am strong. Climb." Rocky watches as you worm your way up his arm, climbing as carefully as you can. Amazingly, not only does his arm support your weight, but he has no problem moving it around.
"Hang on tight." He crouches over again, letting his arms support his massive upper body.
"Uh… you can still climb with me on your arm like this, right?"
"Lifted bigger things than pony before." He nods.
"…put her in the cage!" Rover yells once more.
"She fine." Rocky shakes his giant arm around, waving you through the with almost no effort. "Easier to climb."
Suddenly, a giant box falls down from the top of the volcano, flying passed you and smashing into the lava. Rover watches as some fiery, molten rock flies back up. Your friends shriek as the dogs use them as shields, though the spatters are nowhere near them.
"Diamond Dogs! Up!" Rover points to the hole in the ceiling, then runs at the wall. You see the dogs holding your friends move toward the wall, then begin to climb. Rocky sets out, his tremendous frame unimpeded by your weight.
As you ascend toward the hole, you see a few supply crates fall in. They fly passed your new party with incredible speed, smashing into the lava far below.
"W-what if one of those hits us?" Sweetie Belle asks.
"Then we die! Keep climbing!" Rover shouts.
Looking up Rocky's arm, you can't help but feel as though something is going to be falling your way very shortly. You try to think of a way to mitigate the threat as the dogs climb closer and closer to the sky…