Solethik nods, "Honest to hive truth. It's not like it's common, you can count the number of instances in the last decade on your hooves, but some infiltrators get so wrapped up in their charade they lose themselves in it."
"What about their constant need to feed on love? Surely that'd give them some kind of hint." Celestia asks, equally incredulous.
"It tends to happen with infiltrators who've worked their way into a constant and steady source of love, healthy marriage or kids and all that so they can absorb the love so frequently they don't even realize they're subsisting off of it. It's stupidly rare but it's a thing."
As you ask Celestia if it's her first time, she nods, "Actually, yes! My word, I wish I could stop to appreciate the feeling for a bit. I've always wondered-" she pauses, "Wait, is it not YOUR first time, Nero?">>763387
You pull yourself through the air, floating gracefully(?) through the bridge of the ship in lack of gravity as you snatch up the globs of alcohol as they pour out of the bottle. You find your way to a control console, wherein some of the alcohol drops its way onto one of the circuits and, in a freak accident, you suddenly feel gravity restore, the hooves of Nero touching down nearby against the still cold metal.
However, this same act seems to fry something else in the controls, and as you comment on crashing into the moon, Nero suddenly says from behind you, "I don't think that's going to be a problem."
You see that the moon is not on your direct path as you're coming out of Earth's orbit. The sun starts to pull into view, glaring against the screen before establishing itself dead center in the middle. You notice the acceleration steadily increasing.>>763389>>763391>>763392
Everyone takes cover and ducks to the side as Honey comes literally barreling down the hall with her shotgun muzzle pointed at Nero, who thankfully manages to take the hit.
"Honey, please! This is the REAL Nero, I assure you!" Celestia says, her horn sparking as though ready to raise a barrier incase of another round.
"No time to explain, the one on the bridge is one of ours," Solethik steps forward, "We got to get there and stop the ship-"
"Wait. Wait a second." Hive says, raising a hoof. "Weren't you flying it?">>763390
"Wait… what?!" Twonyxia says, suddenly quite awake as you lay the bad news on her. "Dad's going to Ponyville?! For work? But he only just got back!"
"Yes. Your mother isn't taking the news well either, but it's apparently an emergency." Steel says in defense of your father. "They need him."
"They ALWAYS need him for something, what is wrong with them? They seriously can't let him stay for a few days?" Twonyxia says, before looking sternly at Onyxia. "And what do you mean 'we'? You're going with him?"