15 Elements of Insanity - Chapter 9 Applejerk

Twilight woke up the next day. Twilight and Spike were debating whether they both should visit Applejack. Twilight wanted to keep Spike safe, yet Spike kept saying that he could handle it. So after a long discussion, Twilight gave up and Spike tagged along. Twilight was a flashing, medical kit, water bottle and food. She honestly didn't want to pack a weapon, for she didn't like the thought of her using a weapon, for she didn't like the thought of her using a weapon on one of her friends. She left the house and cautiously headed over to Sweet-Apple Acres were Applejack lived. 

When they got there, Twilight immediately noticed the environment. It wasn't lively anymore, in fact, the apple trees were drooping over and some of the apples were spoiled or dull. The grass was yellow and looked like hay. And the sky was dull and gray near this area. Big Macintosh, Granny Smith and Apple Bloom were nowhere in sight. 

Twilight gulped and hesitantly knocked on the door while trembling. Applejack soon came over to the door and cracked the door open.. She peeked through the door and took a look at the two frightened animals. She raised a brow and fully opened the door, allowing them to clearly see her entire body. Her hair was hanging loosely down as well as her tail,her eyes looked red and her breath smelled like...alcohol.

"Why are y'all two shaken like that?" Applejack asked.

Twilight and Spike had been fearfully shaking, but Twilight managed to calm down. 

"Uh, no reason. Can we talk?" Twilight asked. 

Applejack shrugged.

"I guess."

Applejack allowed Twilight and Spike to enter her house. They immediately examined their surroundings. The living room was a mess as if a pack of animals had been fighting. Empty beer bottles and cigarette carts were scattered onto the floor. And one of the windows was cracked. Twilight cringed at the horrible smell of alcoholic beverages and the horrible smell of smoke. 

"Sorry 'bout the mess. I had some things ta handle." Applejack said. 

"Oh, it's alright." Twilight said before sitting on the couch. "So, how was your day?"

Applejack shrugged.

"Fine, I guess."

Spike sat next to Twilight. Applejack eyed Spike a bit. 

"Spike? Have you been an honest dragon?" Applejack asked.

"Y-Yes ma'am." Spike said.

Now he was calling Applejack 'ma'am.'

"Good. Don't you ever lie to me or Twilight, do ya' understand?"

"Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Yes ma'am."

"Applejack, have you been...drinking?" Twilight asked.

"Yeah, so? I'mma grown ass mare; I can do whatever tha' hell I want!" 

Twilight gasped and covered her mouth. It's been a while since somepony has actually cursed like that. 

"I-I-I-I'm sorry! I didn't mean it that way! I was just curious, and I-"

"I understand. Didn't mean to snap at ya. I apologize." Applejack said. 

Applejack took out a bottle of beer and started chugging it down. Twilight watched in horror, but tried to stay calm. Twilight and Spike backed away from Applejack and towards the backdoor. 

"Where are y'all goin'?" Applejack asked.

"Oh, I uh...we're just gonna go check out the apple trees." Twilight lied.

Applejack studied her for a second. 

"Well, alright." Applejack said. 

Twilight and Spike went through the backdoor and made sure Applejack didn't follow them. Twilight at Spike soon heard muffling sounds coming from the barn. Twilight and Spike looked at each other before walking inside the barn. It was dark and difficult to see at first, but Twilight soon found a light switch. When she turned it on, she saw something she didn't expect to see. 

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Granny Smith, Big Macintosh and Apple Bloom were all tied up in a rope with a hat that said "Liar, liar, pants on fire." Their mouths had duct tape on them, making them unable to speak. They looked scared beyond meanings, and were trying to yell help. Spike ran to them, trying to untie them. But then, Twilight and Spike heard the door slam shut and lock. 

They shot their heads around, only to see Applejack standing on her hind legs in front of the exit/entrance door. They all gasped and watched as Applejack's frown deepened. She held a wooden baseball bat.

"I. Don't. Like. Liars." Applejack said.

Applejack attempted to knock Twilight and Spike out with her baseball bat, but they quickly ran out the way. Once again, Twilight tried using her magic, but the same thing that happened last time happened again. Twilight was left with a massive headache. Applejack tripped Twilight with the baseball bat, but before she could do anything else, Twilight bucked Applejack away from her. Applejack threw a couple of beer bottles at the two frightened animals. 

"A-Applejack, you have to stop this!" Twilight said.

"I ain't Applejack! I'm Applejerk! The Element of Honesty! And I honestly want ta smack the livin' hell outta y'all with this baseball bat!" Applejack yelled.

Applejerk continued throwing bottles of beer at Twilight and Spike until eventually, Twilight bucked the door down and ran back to the house with Spike. 

"You better run, ya dirty rotten liars!" Applejerk yelled.

When Twilight and Spike got home, they landed on the floor once again. Twilight's coat was soaked with alcohol thanks to Applejerk throwing beer bottles at her. Twilight groaned and sat down in her bedroom with Spike.

"This is becoming a nightmare." Twilight said.

"Why is this happening?" Spike asked.

Twilight handed Spike the letter she received and he read it.

"Whoa, creepy." Spike said.

"I know."

Twilight and Spike crawled into their beds. Twilight pictured Applejack in her head, but it was quickly replaced by Applejerk. Twilight sighed and pulled the blanket over her body. 

"Who are we visiting tomorrow?" Spike asked.

"We're gonna visit Rarity."

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