Adventures of the Equestrian Ninja @hussbek
A Guide For Bird Care


Chapter 20: A Guide for Bird Care

Scootaloo was currently sitting on a couch in the Uzumaki mansion waiting for Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom to show to that they can plan their activities for the day on how they can get their cutie marks. She was trying to think of one, but something else happened to get her attention which was a unicorn with orange fur and a spiky blond mane. It was none other than her big brother Naruto Uzumaki who was currently walking up and down the sitting room, looking impatient.

"What's the matter big bro? You look like you're in a hurry," asked Scootaloo curiously, after being adopted and living with him for several months, she learnt that her brother is not exactly the most patient pony and doesn't like to stay in one place while not doing anything.

"Well you see Scoots, I'm waiting for Trixie to come down from her room so that we can head on over to the Sugarcube corner and I don't want us to be late," said Naruto sitting alongside Scootaloo on the couch.

"What's going to happen at the Sugarcube corner?"

"Celestia is coming over to Ponyville and we were invited to have a brunch with her,"

*Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong* Naruto and Scootaloo turned to the sound and looked out the window to see that the clock tower had struck four o'clock.

"Oh no, we're late!" Naruto galloped to the bottom of the stairs "Trixie hurry up, we're already late!"

"I'm coming Naruto!" Trixie came walking down the stairs in her cape and conical hat, the same ones that she wore when she first came to Ponyville "Sorry to have kept you waiting, but Trixie is ready to have an audience with her majesty,"

"That's great Trix, but we gotta hurry!" Naruto turned to Scootaloo "See ya later Scoots, have fun with Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle, and try not to make a mess,"

"Okay big bro, see you later," Scootaloo saw them out of the door before closing it as they headed towards the Sugarcube corner. After walking for a while, Naruto and Trixie finally made it to the sweet shop only to see Fluttershy walking away from it.

"Hey Shy, what's the matter and why are you leaving Sugarcube corner?" asked Naruto, looking confused.

"Trixie is wondering the same as she recalls that Princess Celestia had invited you to the brunch as well," said Trixie.

"Oh hello Naruto, Trixie, well you see the guards wouldn't let me pass and I didn't want to be a bother," said Fluttershy.

Naruto shook his head, knowing how timid Fluttershy could be "Then it's a good thing that we're here, come on," he beckoned her to follow him to where the guards stood at the entrance "Hey guys, my friends and I were invited by Princess Celestia, and she too has been invited,"

"Very well then, you may pass," said the guards as they stood aside for them to pass through, which they did.

"Thank you very much Naruto, Trixie," said Fluttershy happily.

"Anytime Shy, I'm always happy to help out a good friend of mine," said Naruto with a foxy grin.

"Indeed, Trixie will never hesitate to assist her friends," said Trixie with a smile.

"Naruto, Fluttershy, Trixie!" they turned to see Twilight walking towards them "I'm so glad that you all made it, the party wouldn't have been the same without you,"

Naruto looked around to see a lot of ponies with some having conversations while others are snacking on some pastries. Spike was using his fiery breath to bake some pies before Mr. Cakes carries them off to serve the guest. Mrs. Cakes was currently speaking with Princess Celestia and making me sure that she was served.

"Sorry I'm late, I had to finish taking care of a patient first," said Fluttershy.

"And I had to make myself look presentable, unlike a certain pony," said Trixie before glancing at Naruto with a knowing look.

"Hey, you girls know that I'm not one for formalities all the time, and besides I like the way I look," said Naruto.

"There's no arguing with that," the three mares thought simultaneously.

"It's all right since you're all here, I'm sure that Princess Celestia would love to get to know you. I hope she will…I mean, of course she will!" said Twilight, although they saw her right eye twitching and was looking very nervous.

"Wow Twilight, I thought I was the only one who got nervous at social gatherings," said Fluttershy.

"It's not that, I just want the princess to approve of my friends,"

"But she's met us all before,"

"And read about you in my letters, but this the first time that she spent any real time with you. I want everypony to make a good impression,"

"So I guess that's why she wanted to have this get together with us, so as to know us better," said Naruto, unaware that Princess Celestia had been sneaking a few looks at him.

"Well, I'm sure that you have nothing to worry about,"

"Don't touch me! Watch the dress!" they turned to the voice and saw Rarity in a fancy dress, trying to prevent anypony from doing that might end up staining the dress "Careful you're going to spill that on me!" Then Mrs. Cakes came by carrying a tray of cupcakes "Oh that looks delicious. What is it? Oh, does it stain?! Keep it away from me!"

"Or…perhaps not that casual," said Fluttershy.

"Rarity can be quite vigilant when it comes to her clothes," said Naruto with a sweatdrop.

"Well Trixie would do the same thing if she wants to make an impression in gathering such as this," said Trixie nodding agreement at Twilight's actions.

Naruto looked around and saw that Applejack currently has a dilemma, she just can't seem to decide what to eat first

"Which is the salad and which is the appetizer again? And which am I supposed to first?" Every time Applejack wanted to start on a snack, she would hesitate. This happened a couple times before she finally got fed up "Oh never mind, I'm not hungry,"

Fluttershy could see that Twilight was becoming more and more nervous and tried to calm her down "It's okay Twilight, so our friends' manners aren't perfect. I doubt the princess would notice,"

"Uh have you girls forgotten about a certain pony whom manners don't apply to and knows how to grab one's attention in a matter of seconds?" said Naruto.

"Really who?" asked Twilight thoughtfully before her eyes widened in realization "Wait you mean?"

"Eeyup, Pinkie Pie," no sooner Naruto mentioned the name then they heard a loud whoop and turned to see the said pony jumping excitedly all over the place and eating anything she could get her hooves on.

"Whoo-hoo! Cupcakes, candies and pies oh my! Oooh! Chocolate fountainy goodness!" Pinkie Pie dipped her head in a chocolate fountain before licking it off her face.

"Oh no!" said Twilight worriedly.

"Don't worry about it, I'm sure Mr. and Mrs. Cakes got it all under control," said Naruto, sure enough Mr. Cakes grabbed Pinkie Pie just before she got in over her head and pulled her away.

"We're heading to greet Princess Celestia, are you coming Naruto?" asked Twilight.

"I'll come by later, I want to take a look around a bit," Twilight nodded before she and Fluttershy went to sit next to Princess Celestia while Trixie went to talk with Rarity.

Naruto began to walk around and greet everypony as he passed by, he came upon two familiar ponies to who he happily walked over and called out to them "Hey Vinyl, Octavia, long time no see!" the said ponies turned around and smiled upon seeing him.

"Hello Naruto, it's good to see you again," said Octavia.

"Hey Naruto, we haven't seem you for a long time, where've you been?" said Vinyl.

"Sorry about that, I've been busy with the shop, what's been going since we last met?" said Naruto, rubbing the back of his head sheepishly.

"Well I've been standing as a DJ for several house parties and Octy came back from a concert that was held at Canterlot. You gotta join me one of these days, I'm sure that we'll rock the place the next time I'm called play to music at a party,"

"I'll be looking forward to it,"

Octavia cleared her throat to gain his attention "I also wish to invite you to one of my concerts when you aren't too busy,"

"Okay, anyway I'm going to meet up with Twilight so I'll see you later," Naruto waved at them before walking towards the table where they sat with Princess Celestia ""Hello Princess Celestia, it's nice to see you again, although I'm wondering why Luna didn't come with you?"

"Hello Naruto, it's good to see you as well. Luna has been rather busy dealing with paperwork which is why she couldn't make it," said Princess Celestia with a smile.

"I understand, paperwork is the bane of all leaders no matter which world one ends up in," said Naruto, but inwardly Celestia was smiling mischievously.

Meanwhile in Canterlot, Luna is in her room with stacks of paperwork surrounding her as she was signing them as fast as she can "Why did big sis have to leave me with all this paperwork to sign? She said that she had some business at Ponyville, and I wanted to come along to see Naruto too," she continued to sign and then paused in the middle of it, she began to get suspicious "Big sis looked like she was in a hurry to leave, could it be that she dumped all this on me so that I would stay behind while she went alone to see Naruto?! That's not fair!" Luna started to whine.

"She must have noticed the little trick that I played on her by now," Celestia giggled to herself as she sipped on her tea before placing it on the table.

"Empty teacup at four o'clock!" Mrs. Cakes called out in alert.

"I got it honey bun!" said Mr. Cakes as he quickly moved in to refill the cup with tea.

Naruto was stunned at what he just saw "Whoa, that's some teamwork that Kakashi-sensei would have been proud of,"

"Oooh um, thank you," said princess Celestia.

"No problem at all your majesty," said Mr. Cakes, Celestia took another sip only for Mrs. Cakes to show up and fill it up again.

"Thank you again,"

"Oh but of course your majesty," said Mrs. Cakes, this kept on going for a while until Celestia pretended to sip which produced quite a comical result.

"Gotcha," Celestia giggled while Naruto was laughing.

"That was a good one, I approve of it," said Naruto after reining in his laughter.

"Naruto!" said Twilight.

"Sorry about that, the prankster side of me couldn't help but compliment the trick," Naruto rubbed the back of his head sheepishly while Celestia giggled softly.

"Thank you for the compliment Naruto," Celestia then turned to Fluttershy "And what about you dear? Fluttershy was it?"

"Me? Oh yes, Your Highness," said Fluttershy.

"I understand from Twilight Sparkles letters that you enjoy tending to the needs of woodland creatures,"

"Yes, I love to take care of them,"

"As do I. As Princess, I care deeply about all creatures, great and small. Nothing means more to me than the wellbeing of my subjects,"

Naruto smiled warmly as he remembered the Third Hokage when he was alive "That sounds just like the Hokage of my village,"

Suddenly they heard someone coughing and turned to see a birdcage and inside it was the mostly sickly looking bird they've ever seen with its feathers falling off every once in a while.

"Ah Philomena, my pet. You're awake. Do say hello to our esteemed guests," said Celestia, Philomena started to cough and sputter in response to them.

"Oh….my," said Fluttershy.

"That has to be the most sickly looking bird I've ever seen," thought Naruto as he didn't want to appear rude.

"She is quite a sight isn't she?" said Celestia.

"I…I…I've never seen anything like it," said Fluttershy, Naruto's sensing abilities kicked in and he could feel the worry emanating from her. Then one of the royal guardsmen came over and whispered into Celestia's ear.

"Really? Well if I must," said Celestia, then she turned to the crowd "I'm sorry everypony, I'm afraid I have to cut the party short," Twilight almost spat out her tea when she heard it "The mayor has requested an audience with me. Royal duty calls. Thank you for a wonderful time and it's been a joy getting to know all of you better," With that said, the princess left with the guards following her.

"Phew, now I can eat something! I'm starved!" Applejack was about to eat if only Mr. Cakes hadn't cleaned out the table much to her disappointed, Naruto thought to make it up her by treating her to some of his cooking later. Pinkie Pie was performing cartwheels on her way out through the door and ended up crashing into somepony.

Rarity was being ever vigilant as she slowly backed towards the door and keeping an eye out for anything that might stain her dress "Stay right where you are. All I want is a clear path to the exit, nobody move and my dress won't get hurt! Stay back! Back, I say!"

"Was she like this whole time before Princess Celestia left?" Naruto asked Trixie when she walked up to him.

"Yes she was, but Trixie was impressed that she could keep her dress clean without getting a stain," said Trixie, with Naruto shaking his head in amusement. Then they left as well with Twilight sighing in relief.

"Well Spike, I don't know for sure how things went with the princess, but at least no big disasters happened," said Twilight, but it seems she has forgotten that Murphy's Law is always present to mess with anything and everything.

Later in the day, Naruto had escorted Trixie back to the mansion and was heading towards Fluttershy's house to talk to her "Shy did seemed worried about Celestia's pet bird with the way she looked, maybe I should check on her and sees if she's okay," When he finally reached her home, he knocked the door a few times before letting himself in "Hey Shy, I wanted to talk to you about…." Naruto trailed off when he saw Fluttershy with Princess Celestia's pet on the couch "Shy what's going on and why is the princess's pet here?"

"Oh Naruto, um well you see. I wanted to nurse Philomena back to health since the princess must have been busy with her royal duties to care for her properly. Um I'm sure that the princess would appreciate the help," said Fluttershy.

Naruto simply shook his head, knowing that Fluttershy can be a bit of a mother hen when it comes to animals and other creatures "She could be right though, since I've seen how busy Celestia and Luna are whenever I visit during my deliveries,"

"Okay then Shy, I'll help you," said Naruto with a smile.

"A-are you sure Naruto, I don't want to bother you," said Fluttershy.

"It's no problem at all, I'm sure with the two of us working together we'll be able patch Philomena up,"

"Thank you," Fluttershy smiled happily, then Philomena started to cough loudly again "Oh my, we need to get you to bed right away!"

Naruto carried Philomena with his tail and placed her on a small bed before covering her up with a blanket, Fluttershy came with a thermometer and placed it her beak. Suddenly Philomena started to burn up with thermometer displaying a high temperature. Naruto quickly took off the blanket and Fluttershy placed a water bag on her head to cool her down, which it did as the temperature went down.

But the bird started shiver with the cold, Fluttershy took off the water bag and Naruto put the blanket back on her only for Philomena to start burning up again, this cycle kept on going until the thermometer couldn't take anymore and shattered.

"Whoa this bird must be sensitive to both temperatures," said Naruto.

"You're right, what she needs is some medicine," said Fluttershy and received a cough in reply. Naruto carried her to the table while Fluttershy came in with a plate that had a medicine tablet on it "Here you go Philomena, this will fix you right up," Philomena sniffed the tablet and gave a look of disgust.

"Well I understand that you don't want to take the medicine since it will obviously taste bitter,"

"Don't worry Naruto, I planned for this," Fluttershy brought in a bag of bird seed and poured it over the tablet, Philomena gave it a lick before it started pecking at the food rapidly "See, it works every time," Fluttershy looked at Naruto with a smile, then they turned only to see that all of the bird seed had been eaten but the medicine tablet was left untouched "I guess not this time,"

"Well, we haven't met an animal or bird that could eat so accurately, it even makes me wonder what kind of bird she is," said Naruto.

Later Fluttershy cooked a bowl of tomato soup and carried it over to where Naruto and Philomena are "Here you go, there's nothing like a bowl of soup to cure what ails you," the bird simply took one look at the soup and refused to eat it,"

"Come on Philomena, I'm sure you'll like it. All the other animals enjoy Fluttershy's cooking, and I'm sure you'll like it too," said Naruto, making Fluttershy blush.

"Please give it a try, it's good for you," Fluttershy held the bowl forward, but Philomena turned away. She kept trying and the bird kept turning until she got dizzy and fell into the bowl "Oh dear, don't worry, I know what will make you feel better. Wait right here," Fluttershy walked off.

"This is getting harder than I thought," said Naruto, and got a cough in reply.

Fluttershy came with a hummingbird whom Naruto recognized to be Hummingway, as he met him during his visits.

"Look, I brought a followed feathered friend by to cheer you. Hummingway was once sick too, but he let me help him and got better in no time. Didn't you boy?" said Fluttershy, the hummingbird nodded before flying over and settling on top of Naruto's spiky mane "They really like sitting on your mane Naruto,"

"I know, but it doesn't bother me much," said Naruto, Hummingway started to hum a tune which Fluttershy was quick to join in "That sounded very nice Shy,"

"Thank you Naruto," Fluttershy turned to Philomena "Give it a try Philomena, you can do it," but Philomena ended up coughing a ball of mouse food in her face, Naruto used his tail to wipe it off.

Later Fluttershy took Philomena to the bathroom wrapped up in a towel, "I know what will clear up the tickle in your throat, a humidifier," said Fluttershy as she went over to the device and turned it on, releasing water vapor into the air "How's it feeling for you now?" Philomena took a long deep breath, Fluttershy thought it was working but it ended with a cough again.

"I'm beginning to think that there's something rather solid in that throat of hers," said Naruto from the door.

"It's okay Naruto, there are still other remedies like-," said Fluttershy as she carried the bird to another room with Naruto close behind.

"Aromatherapy?" Philomena sneezed at the scent.

"Warm bath?" the bird absorbed all the water and swelled up like a sponge.

"Ointment?" Pimples rather started appearing all Philomena's body.

Fluttershy and Naruto tried everything to the point of even using surgical tape to put the feathers back on Philomena who even looked more sick than before.

"What haven't we tried that would work on Philomena?" said Naruto.

"I know, I thought that it would be easy to nurse her back to health and we tried everything. But now she even looks much worse than before," said Fluttershy.

"Well we can't give up now, we'll definitely find a way to make her feel better," said Naruto "It's times like this that I wish Grandma Tsunade was here, she would have figured out the problem and solved it in a matter of minutes,"

Suddenly they heard knocking on the door, then it opened to reveal Twilight coming inside "Uh oh," was what they both thought.

"Hi Fluttershy, Naruto, I just wanted to drop by and say thank you very much for making a good impression on the princess today…" she trailed off when she saw Philomena sitting on the stool "What is Celestia's pet doing here?!"

"Well I couldn't leave her just like that, she needed my help and Naruto wanted to help too," said Fluttershy.

"Oh no, nonononononono! This is very bad!"

"But Twilight, Shy just wanted to help her," said Naruto.

"But without telling anypony?! Without permission?!"

"You've got a point there,"

"I know that Fluttershy had good intentions, but you've got to return the princess's pet!"

"She's right Naruto, let's just return her before anything bad happens," said Fluttershy, they quickly strapped on a basket on Naruto and then placed Philomena inside it and closing the lid.

"Great, now all we have to do is put her back inside her cage before anyone realizes she's missing," Twilight ran to the door and opened it only to stop in fear when she saw the royal guards before.

"They must have noticed that Philomena was missing," thought Naruto panicky.

"We were told that we could find Twilight Sparkle here," said the guard.

"We regret to inform you miss, that the royal pet has gone missing," said the other.

"Really? You don't say," Twilight was trying to act surprised, without warning, Philomena started cough from the basket much to their fear of being found out.

"Uh oh, think fast Naruto!" he started to cough so as to draw the guards attention "Sorry about that, I got something in my throat, so don't mind me," the guards simply gave him a curt nod and then turned to Twilight.

"Thanks for informing me, I'll be sure to help in the search of the princess's pet," said Twilight, the guards nodded again before leaving.

After they were gone, Fluttershy spoke up "So should we return Philomena now?"

"We can't do that just yet! Do you have any idea what she would do to you if she finds out that you're the one who took her pet?!"

"Do you?"

"Well not really, but it can't be good,"

"Like what?" asked Naruto.

"She might banish her from Equestria or throw in the dungeon. Or she could banish her and then throw her in a dungeon in the place that she banishes her to!"

"Twilight calm down, you're exaggerating. Besides, there's no way that Celestia would do that,"

"You may be right, but do you want to take that chance?"

"Well, all that matters to me is that Philomena gets well," said Fluttershy.

"That's very noble of you, I'll write to you when you're banished. Unless I'm banished too somewhere there's no post office. Then you'll have to write to me, deal?" said Twilight.

"Please Twilight, just help us get Philomena better and then we can return her to the princess. Then everything will be fine,"

"Didn't you give her any medicine?"

"We did, but she wouldn't take it,"

"Then you have to make her take it, sometimes you're too nice for your own good. You need to show the patient who's boss. Make her straighten up and fly right!"

"Looking at her, I doubt she can fly," said Naruto.

"No excuses!" Twilight picked up the medicine tablet and had Philomena swallow it "Good, what's next?"

"Well she keeps pulling her feathers off, aside from the ones that haven't fallen off from all that coughing," said Fluttershy, then Twilight fitted a funnel over Philomena's head much to her dislike as she tried to get it off "I don't think she likes it,"

"Well you wanted her to get well right? Even if she doesn't like it, she needs it,"

"O-okay, she desperately needs some bed rest but I can't get her to stay put,"

"Don't worry Fluttershy, I'm all over it,"

A few minutes later, Philomena was exactly happy as she was put in a cage just so she can sleep.

"I'm sorry Philomena, but it's for your own good," said Fluttershy.

"I have to admit that even I won't be able sleep if I'm put in a cage like that," said Naruto.

"What's this soup over here, it smells delicious," said Twilight as she stood next to the table which the soup was on.

"Shy made the soup for Philomena, but she refused to eat it,"

Twilight raised the bowl into the air with her magic and smirked "Oh she'll eat it alright,"

"I don't like the look on your face Twilight," said Naruto worriedly, Twilight went over to the cage and opened it, but no sooner she did than Philomena jumped out of the cage and through the door "Runaway bird!"

"Wait Philomena, come back!" said Fluttershy as they all ran out of the house in pursuit of the bird.

"We have to catch her before the guards see her!" said Naruto, they chased after the bird throughout town and lost sight of her when they followed her several times around a tree, they saw someone sitting on a bench while reading a newspaper and went over.

"Excuse me, but have you seen a bird that's losing its feathers running around here?" asked Twilight, the reader then pointed to the left "Thanks for the directions!" they ran off, but Naruto stopped for a moment to think.

"Hey wait a minute," he turned around only to see a discarded newspaper on the bench and Philomena running away "That was Philomena all along!" the mares heard him and rejoined the chase, Philomena ran around a corner of a house with Naruto, but he quickly came back and stopped Fluttershy and Twilight with his tail.

"Why did you stop us Naruto?" asked Twilight, Naruto raised a hoof to his lips as if saying to be quiet and pointed where he came from. Twilight peeked round the corner and pulled back when she saw the guards looking around. "Let's sneak around them so they won't notice us,"

They crossed the street with Twilight on the tips of her hooves, Fluttershy flapping her wings silently and Naruto using his stealth training to get by.

"Now where did she go?" said Twilight as they looked around.

"She's over there!" they looked at where Fluttershy was pointing and saw Philomena poking her head out the door of a house, she saw them and went back in as they quickly followed. She came out through another and entered next, soon it resulted in them running through doors randomly until Naruto, Fluttershy and Twilight crashed into each other.

"Ouch, that bird is really hard to catch. It's almost like I'm chasing myself," said Naruto.

"Let's just keep looking she couldn't have gone far," said Twilight.

They were running along the street when Rainbow Dash flew over them "What are you guys doing? Are you having a race? Oh can I play? One, two, three, go!" then she sped off before they could explain to her. Soon they reached a fountain where Applejack, Rarity and Pinkie Pie were standing nearby.

"Excuse me," Fluttershy lifted Pinkie and looked underneath her.

"Hi!" said Pinkie Pie.

"Beg your pardon," Twilight also lifted Rarity to look underneath her as well.

"Put me down!" said Rarity to which Twilight complied. Naruto went and dipped his head into the fountain before pulling out much to their confusion.

"What in tarnation is going with you three?" asked Applejack.

"Oh nothing too serious, we're just looking for-" started Naruto but he was interrupted by a voice from behind.

"The Princess's pet bird!" they turned to see that it was the guards who were looking upwards, they followed their sight to see Philomena standing on top of the fountain statue having lost all of her feathers.

"Philomena, come down here! You'll hurt yourself!" said Fluttershy. Then Philomena started exaggerate its death and collapsed on the statue for a few moments only to get up and resume before finally falling off "I'll catch you!" Fluttershy ran forward and tried to her only for Philomena to burst into flames and land on her hooves as a pile of ash much to everyone's shock.

Fluttershy started to cry while Naruto just stood there stunned "No way,"

"What's going on there? Twilight?" they both flinched when they heard Celestia's voice from behind them.

"Yes, your majesty, there has been a terrible accident," said Twilight.

"It's all my fault," Fluttershy spoke up.

"No it wasn't, you didn't know any better and you were just trying to help,"

"Some help I was,"

"I also played a part in this, so I'm just as responsible for this like you Shy," said Naruto, walking up to them.

"But Naruto," Fluttershy started to speak.

"But nothing, I'm not going to let you take all the blame while I go scot free. That will be going against what my sensei taught me,"

"Why don't you two let me do this? She'll go easier on me," said Twilight.

"Thanks for trying to protect us Twilight, but we have to do this," Fluttershy and Naruto stepped forward to speak with Celestia "Princess Celestia, I'm the one who took your pet bird. I wanted to help her feel better,"

"And I came and saw her taking care of Philomena and wanted to help her. We intended to return her back to you, for this we're willing to take any punishment without hesitation," said Naruto, the others were watching nervously at what the princess will do next.

Celestia walked over to the pile of ash that was Philomena….and spoke to it?!

"Oh stop fooling around Philomena. You're scaring everypony,"

Suddenly the ashes rose to the air and started swirling around. Then in a burst of light, a majestic bird with red and orange feathers flew in the air much to everyone's amazement.

"I don't understand! What is that thing? What happened to Philomena?" asked Fluttershy.

"I'm just as confused as you are Shy," said Naruto as they approached the princess and the bird flew down and perched on Celestia's fore hoof.

"This is Philomena, she's quite a sight as I said. But nothing unusual for a phoenix. Isn't that right Philomena?" said Celestia, Philomena let out a squawk in reply.

"A phoenix? That sounds familiar," said Naruto, then he remembered Sasuke using a fire jutsu called the Phoenix Flower jutsu during their fight at the Valley of the End and shook his head to clear his mind before turning to the others.

"A phoenix is a majestic and magical bird. While it appears healthy and happy most of the time, every so often it must renew itself by shedding all of its feathers and bursting into flame," she leaned over and whispered into their ears "Rather melodramatic if you ask me," then she spoke out loud again "It then rises from the ashes, fresh as a daisy. All just a normal part of a life cycle of a phoenix. I'm afraid little Philomena here took the occasion to have a little fun with the both of you. Tell them you're sorry young lady,"

Philomena squawked quietly to them as if saying 'I'm sorry,' But Naruto just gave a foxy grin "It's alright, and I have to admit that chase we had was lot of fun, And your feathers is of my favorite color orange!" Philomena squawked happily and then flew towards Naruto who brought his tail forward to serve as a perch, she landed on it and rubbed her head against his.

"So you aren't going to banish us? Or throw us into a dungeon? Or banish us and then throw us in a dungeon in the place that you banished us to?" asked Fluttershy.

"Of course not, my little pony. Where on earth would you get such an idea?" asked Celestia.

Naruto quickly spoke up "When one has a lot of free time in their hooves, we tend to have wild imaginations to pass the time,"

Twilight smiled gratefully at Naruto before speaking up as well "Fluttershy and Naruto really did everything they could to help Philomena for you,"

"And I truly appreciate the help from you two. But all you had to do was ask and I could have told you that Philomena was a phoenix and saved you the trouble,"

Naruto rubbed the back of his head sheepishly "Yeah but then we wouldn't have had this much fun either, right Philomena?" the reborn phoenix squawked in agreement with Celestia giggling.

"Next time I shouldn't jump into conclusions and take matters into my own hooves," said Fluttershy.

"Should I write a letter about that lesson, Princess?" asked Twilight.

"No, that's quite all right. I think I can remember," said Celestia, then Philomena flapped her wings and two feathers came off and stuck themselves in between Naruto and Fluttershy's ears with one being orange and the other red respectively.

"Thank you Philomena, it's beautiful and no hard feelings," said Fluttershy, Philomena squawked happily and Naruto was smiling. Then he noticed that Rainbow Dash was staring at the guards who were bringing the cage walked over to her with Philomena still perched on his tail.

"Hey Dash, what's up?"

"I've been trying to get the guards to react to something but everything I do doesn't seem to work," said Rainbow Dash.

"Really?" Naruto thought deeply for a while, then he had an idea which he whispered to Dash who smirked and nodded giddily. Then he moved his tail forward and whispered a few words to Philomena who also nodded and she flew over to the cage. She used her wings to tickle their noses which made the guards laugh out loud "Alright, once again the pranksters plus one have struck again!"

Naruto, Rainbow Dash and Philomena did a group high five and started to laugh as well with everypony joining in.

In an Unknown Dimension

In a valley where an ancient shrine is built, several guards lay on the floor dead with four strangers in white attire standing at the entrance as they wait for the return of their leader. Inside the shrine, down a flight of stairs, a man in a grey attire and black trench coat stood before a large stone door.

"You have been waiting here all this time Lord Moryo, but now you shall wait no longer!" he raise his hand towards the door and shot a purple beam to it which shattered it into pieces, inside is a dark void and an evil voice echoed from it.

"Who are you and why are you here?" said the dark voice.

"Lord Moryo it is I Yomi, a descendant of the man that once used your dark powers to create the ghost army. The time has come to join forces once again and finally create the thousand year kingdom,"

"But where is my physical body? Without it my soul will scatter into the winds," said Moryo.

"I offer my body to serve as your vessel, I should be able to take hold of your soul and transfer it into my body," Yomi then opened his coat to reveal his bare chest then he used surgical tools to open it "Now come, enter my body!" a dark aura shot out and went inside, then Yomi quickly stitched it back up.

He started to laugh evilly and shouted out "Arise my army!" the ground started to quake as many mounds of earth shot from the ground before taking forms of armored soldiers "Now we shall embark for where our master's body lay sealed away,"

"Not yet, there is an enemy whom you must destroy first. Seek out the priestess only she has the power to undo me," said Moryo. "And once she's dead, I shall align all the great nations and establish a single kingdom to rule over all the world," then he started to laugh evilly into the night as the ghost army began to march.

This Hussbek online with another chapter, looks Naruto is up for another adventure in another world. How will he and the warriors of that world fight against a demon, and why does this world give him a sense of nostalgia? Read and Review as always. We'll find out in the next chapter of Adventures of the Equestrian Ninja.

I've also set a challenge where you create a story where the characters of Naruto and MLP read a story of this fiction, you can find the details in my profile, send a pm if you wish to undertake it.

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