The Rainbow Chase

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This fanfic features Mike Nesmith, and he's the only Monkee in this story. In my hiatus from writing MLP fanfiction, I discovered some new characters on my other fanfiction page(s), and I realized I could no longer work well with Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, or Peter Tork. There's a character in this story, Jerry Blavat (who's a Philadelphia based disc jockey, who has guest starred on a Monkees episode), whom I am very fond of, and he will probably become a regular in the fanfics. Also, appearing are three villains Heather and I made up in our imagination games when we were little and had MLP's to play with. They don't have any normal names, though. We never used them in a fanfic until this story.

It was another normal day in Pony Land. The little ponies were playing around, like they usually did. Buttons was playing "he loves me, he loves me not" with Posey's daisies, and she wasn't too happy.

"Buttons, I would appreciate it if you didn't do that to my flowers," she said.

"I'm just thinning them out, Posey," Buttons said, pulling a daisy petal off with her teeth. "He loves me, he loves me not."

"I've never seen a pony so stuck on a Big Brother as her," Fizzy said.

"You haven't seen Steamer and Shady lately," Lickety Split replied.

The little ponies laughed and continued to play. Unknown to them, they were being watched. Far away from Dream Valley, there was an area known as Skull Mountain. There lived the Witch Trio, Witch Cat, her daughter Witch Kitten, and her assistant Witch Poodle. She hated Pony Land as much as the Witches from the Volcano of Gloom hated them, and were always looking for a way to ruin Pony Land.

"I've got to find a way to put and end to those little ponies' fun for good!" Witch Cat shouted. "But how am I gonna do that?"

"Why don't you steal their Rainbow of Light?" Witch Poodle suggested.

"That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard!" Witch Cat shouted. Then she began to think for a moment. She smiled, and snapped her fingers. "I've got it! I've got it! We'll steal their Rainbow of Light! Am I a genius or what?"

Witch Cat and Witch Kitten walked off to steal the Rainbow of Light. Witch Poodle grumbled, and walked after them.

"She's a genius all right," Witch Cat said. "A genius who steals all my ideas!"

The Witch Trio walked into Witch Cat's spell room. Witch Kitten began to looking through her mother's books, until she came across the perfect spell.

"Hey Ma!" she shouted. "I think I've got the perfect spell for getting that darn rainbow of theirs!"

"Let me see," Witch Cat said, looking through the book. She looked at the spell, and nodded. "Yes, this spell's perfect! You take after your mother, have I ever told you that?"

"About three million times," Witch Kitten said.

Witch Cat ignored her, and began pouring things into her cauldron. She stirred the purple goop around with a large wooden spoon, and then banged on the side of the cauldron with the spoon. The cauldron started to shake, and finally, KA-BOOM! Purple mist flew out of the cauldron and flew directly to Dream Valley. Paradise, Whizzer, and Sky Dancer were flying around, enjoying the day, when Paradise saw the purple mist coming.

"What's that?" she asked.

"I don't know, but I think we should tell the others," Sky Dancer said.

"I'll go tell them!" Whizzer said. "We can't waste time standing around here, that stuff could be bad news! Let's go, let's go!"

The three pegasi flew towards Paradise Estate and warned the other little ponies about the mist. It was flying towards Paradise Estate fast.

"What is that?" Medley asked.

"I don't know, but I'll give it my famous double inside out loop!" Fire Fly shouted, flapping rapidly towards the mist.

Fire Fly flew straight into the mist, performing her double inside out loop, and she ended up lost in the fog.

"Hey! Where'd everybody go?" she asked.

The mist flew into a window, and searched for something or another. It finally found what it was looking for: The Rainbow of Light. The mist picked up the heart shaped locket and flew out the window.

"It's stealing our rainbow!" Twilight shouted.

"I'll go after it!" Slugger shouted, and he started to gallop off.

The mist sensed him coming, and wrapped itself around him. Then it flew into the air.

"Whoa-ho-ho," Slugger said, nervously. "Wha-ha-ha . . . . ."

The mist then dropped Slugger. He plummeted to the ground. Buttons nearly had a heart attack. She lit up her horn, and tried to move Slugger down to the ground. However, the landing wasn't so great. She dropped him on top of Tex. CRASH!

"Ow!" Slugger shouted. "My leg!"

"Oooh!" Tex groaned. "My back!"

"Some big hero," Sparkler replied. "That mist got away with the rainbow!"

"We'd better get Megan!" Paradise shouted.

"We may need more help than just Megan," Sky Dancer said. "I think we may have to go get the Monkees, too."

"All right," Paradise said. "Whizzer and I will go find the Monkees. Sky Dancer, you go get Megan."

"Check!" Sky Dancer said.

The three pegasi flew off in separate directions. Whizzer and Paradise landed on the beach, and flew to the window of the Monkees' Pad. None of them were there.

"What do we do now, Paradise?" Whizzer asked. "The Monkees aren't here!"

"We'll just have to go look for them," Paradise said. "Come on!"

Paradise and Whizzer flew off, until they came to a television station. The Monkee Mobile was parked outside of it.

"Come on!" Paradise shouted.

Paradise and Whizzer flew through an open window. They saw a silhouette of Mike, and what appeared to be Davy with short hair, talking.

"There's Mike and Davy!" Paradise shouted.

"Let's go get them!" Whizzer shouted, and she flew right at them. Mike saw her coming and ducked.

"Look out!" he shouted.

"Huh?" Davy (or whom Whizzer thought was Davy) asked, turning around. Whizzer plowed right into him. She grabbed him by the collar of his jacket and threw him onto her back.

"Paradise, what's goin' on?" Mike asked, as he jumped on her back.

"The Rainbow of Light's been stolen!" Paradise shouted. "Where's Micky and Peter?"

"They went out to the car. Davy went with them."

"Davy went with them? But then who's . . . . . ."

"Forget it, Paradise! I'll explain when we get to Paradise Estate!"

Paradise and Whizzer flew back to Paradise Estate. Whizzer skidded to a halt, and who she thought was Davy flew right off her back, and landed face first in the dirt. Paradise landed then, and the ponies came out to greet them.

"Where are Peter, Micky, and Davy?" North Star asked.

"What do you mean where's Davy?" Whizzer asked. "Davy's right here! We went down and we got Davy and Mike!"

"Well, you got Mike," Fire Fly said. "But that sure isn't Davy, unless he got a haircut!"

"Sorry about that, Jerry," Mike said, pulling the young man Whizzer brought to his feet.

"Jerry?" Medley asked.

"Yeah," Mike replied. "You got us right after we finished a band contest Jerry here was hostin'. Oh, this is Jerry Blavat. Jerry, these are my friends, Megan, and the little ponies."

Jerry just stood there, wide eyed and slack jawed. He looked around in surprise at all the rainbow colored ponies, some with wings, some with horns, and some with sparkly eyes. He felt faint.

"I am not seeing this," Jerry said.

"You are seein' this," Mike said. "They thought you were Davy, because he's about the same height as you are."

"Uh huh," Jerry said, absently.

"I can go back and get Davy," Whizzer said. "It's no problem at all! I'll be back in a wink!"

"No, Whizzer, there isn't any time," Buttons said. "We've got to get the Rainbow of Light back from that weird mist."

"But where did it come from?" Gusty asked.

"I believe the Moochick will identify the resolution to that inquiry," Wind Whistler said.

"What did she say?" Jerry asked.

"She said she thinks the Moochick will know the answer to that question," Gusty translated.

"Is that what she said?"

"You're new at this, aren't you?"

Jerry didn't respond. He was still in a daze. In any rate, he, Mike, Megan, Gusty, Fizzy, Buttons, Whizzer, Paradise, and Wind Whistler left Dream Valley, and started for the Mushromp. Once there, they told the Moochick about the mist that stole the Rainbow of Light.

"Purple mist?" he asked. "I may have something about that in one of my books. Let me see here . . . . . HABBIT!"

Habbit the Rabbit hopped out with the book the Moochick wanted. Of course, the Moochick didn't notice.

"Habbit, where's that book that explained about the purple mist?" he asked, continued looking for it. Habbit tried to get the Moochick's attention, but he was just too involved in looking for his book! Jerry turned to Mike and gave him a weird look.

"Cuckoo," he said.

"You said it," Mike replied. "Hey, Mr. Moochick, you realize that your bunny rabbit's got the book you're lookin' for?"

"Hmm? He does?" the Moochick asked.

"Certainly," Wind Whistler said.

"Oh, so he does," the Moochick said. "I knew I'd find it. Yes, yes."

"Oh brother," Jerry groaned.

"My sediments exactly," Gusty replied.

The Moochick started turning pages in his book, until he found what he wanted.

"Ah ha!" he shouted. "Here it is! The purple mist of Skull Mountain."

"Skull Mountain?" Megan asked.

"Ooohhh, sounds creepy," Fizzy said.

"I seem to remember something about Skull Mountain," Paradise said. "Isn't that the home of the Witch Trio."

"Indeed," the Moochick said. "And the Witch Trio are three of the most evil witches in all the world."

"But why would they steal the Rainbow of Light?" Buttons asked.

"My guess is to destroy Pony Land," Mike said. "Where is Skull Mountain, anyway?"

"This map will take you to it," the Moochick said, handing Megan a rolled up map. "But be careful. There are a lot of hidden dangers on the way."

"We will, Mr. Moochick," Megan said. "And thanks!"

"Come on, let's go!" Gusty shouted.

The group left the Mushromp and headed for Skull Mountain. They reached the edge of Dream Valley, and headed towards a creepy looking forest.

"You know what, I just realized something," Jerry said.

"What?" Mike asked.

"I never woke up this morning. This is all just a crazy dream. I mean, it has to be a crazy dream. There's no such things as multi-colored ponies, or ones that fly and talk for that matter. Or unicorns. There is absolutely, positively no such thing."

"Ho boy. Jerry, believe me, you're not dreamin'."

"I gotta switch to decaf one of these days."

Mike sighed. There was obviously no changing Jerry's mind. If he wanted to think it was a wild and crazy dream, Mike let him. At any rate, the group went into the forest. It was dark and creepy. Mike was holding a flashlight, leading the way.

"My, it's dark in here," Fizzy said.

"It's so gloomy, I can't distinguish my nose in front of my face," Wind Whistler said.

"If you said you can't see your nose in front of your face, you ain't kidding!" Jerry shouted. "Does she always talk like that?"

"Unfortunately yes," Gusty said. "She's no fun at parties, either."

Wind Whistler glared at Gusty, and continued walking along. Whizzer flew into the air, and then flew back down, quick as lightning.

"The end of this forest isn't too far off," she said. "In a couple more steps we'll be out of here!"

"Great," Mike said.

"Unfortunately, we've got to cross a jungle, too. And then after the jungle is this huge mountain!"

"We're in trouble."

"Don't worry," Fizzy said. "We'll make it out okay. We always do."

"Come on, everybody," Paradise said.

"Yeah, we're going to get nowhere standing around here all day," Buttons said. "Let's go. I want to give these witches what they deserve!"

"She's testy because the mist broke her boyfriend's leg," Mike whispered to Jerry.

"Ponies have boyfriends?" Jerry asked, confused. "Only in America."

Mike shook his head, and rolled his eyes. The group continued out of the forest, and into the jungle.

"Why is there a forest, and then a jungle right outside the mountain?" Gusty asked. "That doesn't make any sense!"

"I imagine these sorceresses may be a little on the eccentric side," Wind Whistler said.

"What?" Jerry asked.

"She said the Witch Trio might be strange," Gusty translated.

"Oh. Why didn't she just say so in the first place?"

"She did.:

"Uh huh."

As the group was walking, they were being followed by a vine, crawling on the ground like a snake. Fizzy got the feeling that they were being followed, so she looked down and saw the vine.

"Megan?" she said. "That vine's following us."

"Vines can't follow us, Fizzy," Mike said. "They're inanimate objects."

"It's probably your imagination playing tricks on you, Fizzy," Wind Whistler said.

"If it's playing tricks on her, then it's playing tricks on me, too!" Buttons shouted. "That vine really is following us!"

"What do we do now, Megan?" Whizzer asked.

"May I make a suggestion?" Paradise asked.

"Be my guest," Mike replied.

"RUN!" Paradise shouted.

The group started to run as fast as they could. The vine chased after them.

"Everyone split up!" Mike shouted, jumping on top of Paradise. "It can't follow us all at once!"

Paradise flew in one direction, and Buttons followed them. Megan jumped on top of Wind Whistler, and she flew off, followed by Gusty. Jerry climbed onto Whizzer, who took off like a shot.

"Hey, wait for me!" Fizzy called out.

The vine stopped at the spot where everyone had split up. Unfortunately, the vine split, too. It broke into three separate pieces and followed the groups.

"Oh no," Jerry groaned. "That vine's coming right at us!"

"Don't worry, I can out fly it," Whizzer said. "It's no problem at all! I'm the fastest pony in all of Pony Land, yes I am, yes I am!"

"Geez, you're even faster than me!" Jerry shouted.

"But I can't outrun it, Whizzer!" Fizzy shouted.

"Don't worry!" Whizzer shouted. "I've got an idea!"

Whizzer zoomed around a tree, and the vine followed, wrapping itself around the tree, until it couldn't move.

"That did it!" Fizzy shouted. "Let's go catch up with the others!"

"I think I'm gonna be sick!" Jerry shouted.

Whizzer and Fizzy ran off.

The second vine was chasing Paradise, Mike, and Buttons. They didn't know how they were going to escape from it.

"What I wouldn't give to have Spike around!" Buttons shouted.

"I don't think there's a way to get away from it!" Paradise said.

"Maybe if one of us bites it or somethin'," Mike said.

"How would we do that?" Buttons asked. "Just reach down and bite it?"



Buttons skidded to a halt, and turned towards the vine. The vine shot upwards, and Buttons jumped for it, and bit it. A piece of it broke off, and the vine began retreating.

"Bleah!" Buttons shouted. "That tastes terrible!"

"Well, you got rid of it, at least," Paradise said. "Come on, let's bolt!"

"I'm with you!" Mike shouted. "We've gotta catch up with the others."

Megan, Wind Whistler, and Gusty had problems of their own. They were trying to outrun the vine that was chasing them. Unfortunately, they didn't have any good ideas on how to ditch it.

"Gusty, perhaps you can propel it away," Wind Whistler said.

"I'll give it a shot," Gusty said. She skidded to a halt, bent down, and used her horn to blow the vine to the other side of the jungle.

"It worked!" Megan shouted.

"Thank goodness," Wind Whistler said. "Now let's go find the others."

Megan, Wind Whistler, and Gusty left the jungle, and met up with the others outside of it. Then they came across one gigantic mountain.

"That's Skull Mountain?" Gusty asked.

"I'm getting a stiff neck," Mike said. "We'd better get to work climbing that thing."

"Whizzer, Wind Whistler, and I will fly up," Paradise said. "But the altitude's so high, I don't think we'll be able to carry any passengers. I have the feeling the air's very thin up there."

"Okay," Megan said. "You three fly up. We'll see you in a little while."

The three pegasi flew into the air. The others started climbing the mountain. It was a tough climb, that was for sure. Mike groaned and turned to Fizzy.

"Can't you unicorns just wink up there?" he asked.

"We could," Fizzy said. "But tell that to Buttons."

Mike and the rest looked over at Buttons, who was marching up the mountain. Nothing was going to break her stride, that was for sure!

"Falderee! Falderah!" she sang. "Falderee! Falderah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Falderee! Falderah! My knapsack on my back!"

"What knapsack?" Jerry asked. "Sheesh! I gotta tell you, that is one strange pony!"

"Well, you're one strange human," Gusty said. "I'm tired of this. I'm winking up there!"

"Me too!" Fizzy shouted, and she and Gusty winked out. Jerry stared at where they were standing, shook his head, and continued climbing.

"I'm gonna let that one go," he said.

Finally, everyone was up the mountain, and were now faced in front of a castle.

"What do we do now, Megan?" Whizzer asked.

"Try to get in, what else?" Mike asked. "Okay, Buttons, do your stuff. Bring down the drawbridge."

Buttons took a deep breath and used her unicorn magic to bring the drawbridge down. However, she wasn't very subtle. The door landed with an extremely loud CRASH!

"What was that?" Witch Cat asked.

"I think someone brought down the drawbridge," Witch Poodle replied.

"That would be impossible," Witch Kitten said, filing her claws. "Nobody can lift that drawbridge!"

The Witch Trio went back to doing nothing. Outside, Buttons looked triumphant, while the others looked scared to death.

"Geez, Buttons!" Mike yelled. "I didn't mean you should drop the darn thing!"

"We were almost flattened!" Gusty shouted.

"But it was heavy," Buttons said, feebly.

"Never mind that now," Wind Whistler said. "We'd better get within the stronghold and retrieve the Rainbow of Light before the Witch Trio can secure the overpass."

"What'd she say?" Jerry asked.

"We gotta get in there and get the Rainbow of Light before the Witch Trio closes the drawbridge," Mike translated. "Wind Whistler, you gotta stop talkin' like a thesaurus."

"You should've seen the day she went crazy, Mike," Gusty replied.

"I don't think I want to know about that," Jerry said, shaking his head.

The group walked into the castle, and looked around. It was dark, dank, and dreary. Fizzy was lighting up her horn for light, but tiny bubbles escaped from it.

"Hey, Fizzy?" Gusty asked.

"Yeah?" Fizzy said.

"Do you remember when we had to stop this witch from this endless winter thing? You know, when we first met the Monkees?"

"Oh sure."

"Remember what happened the last time you used your horn for light, and bubbles escaped?"

"Yeah, some landed on Mike's nose and he . . . . . uh oh."

Fizzy just realized what she was doing. Somehow or another, Fizzy's bubbles made Mike sneeze. One of those tiny bubbles popped right on Mike's nose, and he sneezed loudly. Unfortunately, by that time, they passed the room where the Witch Trio was.

"Gesundheit," Witch Cat said.

"Oops," Mike said.

"Way to go, Fizzy," Gusty groaned.

"I see you came for your rainbow," Witch Cat said. "Well, you're not getting it back! Ha, ha, ha, ha!"

"Wanna bet on that?" Gusty asked. She tilted her head down, and created a blast of wind, that blew Witch Cat right into Witch Poodle and Witch Kitten. CRASH!

"Come on!" she shouted. "We've gotta find the rainbow!"

The group nearly tore the room apart looking for the Rainbow of Light. Witch Cat growled, and waved her hand. A giant cage dropped on the ponies and their friends.

"What's this?" Whizzer asked. "I don't get it, what just happened here?"

"I think we're in trouble," Mike said.

"Darn right," Witch Cat said. "Hee, hee, hee. You'll never get your Rainbow of Light back now!"

Next thing the ponies and their friends knew, they were locked in the dungeon, with no way out.

"What are we going to do now?" Fizzy asked.

"Good question," Mike said. "If there was only one little bitty way of gettin' out . . . . like a hole or somethin' . . . . . ."

"You mean like a hole in the ceiling?" Jerry asked, staring upwards.

"That'll work," Mike said. "Too bad there isn't one."

"Oh no? Take a look at that."

Jerry pointed upward to a missing stone in the ceiling, that only a Pegasus pony could reach.

"Well, what do you know?" Mike asked.

"I don't know if we can fit through that," Paradise said. "It looks awfully small."

"I'll give it a try," Wind Whistler said, and she flew towards the hole. She tried to squeeze through, but she was too big. Only her head could go through.

"It appears that my corpse is too great for the opening," Wind Whistler said. "We need someone much more emaciated."

"Huh?" Fizzy asked.

"We need someone skinnier to fit through," Mike said. "And that'd be me. I'm as skinny as they come."

"Next to me," Jerry replied.

"Right," Mike said, nodding. "Okay, Wind Whistler-baby. Get me up there."

"Glad to oblige," Wind Whistler said as Mike climbed on her back. She flew up to the hole. Mike stood on Wind Whistlers back.

"Yeah, this might work," he said. "Go a little higher, Wind Whistler. Give me a boost."

"It shall be done, Mike," Wind Whistler said, flying upwards. She didn't get too far though. Just as Mike was about to squeeze in, WHACK!

"Ow!" Mike shouted.

"What happened, Mike?" Fizzy asked.

"I just banged my head on the ceilin'!"

"Can't you crawl in on your stomach or something?"

"No good. The ceilin's too low for me to get in there. We need someone shorter, and Megan, this ain't no job for a girl."

"Looks like you're elected, Jerry," Buttons said.

"You want me to go up there, crawl through the ceiling, and get the keys to this dungeon from three witches?!" Jerry shouted. "You gotta be kidding me!"

"If you don't, we're never getting out of here," Gusty said.

Jerry sighed. He began muttering something unintelligible, while taking off his jacket and his tie. He rolled up his sleeves, and climbed onto Paradise's back.

"Lift off!" he shouted.

Paradise flew up to the hole. Jerry managed to climb in, and he started crawling down the pathway.

"You owe me big time, Mike!" he shouted.

"I'll get you a date for the weekend!" Mike called. "Just get us outta here!"

"Okay, okay!"

Jerry groaned, and crawled through the tunnel, until he came to an air vent. He kicked it open, and jumped down. He crashed right into a skeleton that fell to pieces. The odd thing about the skeleton was that it was wearing a key ring around it's waist. Jerry picked them up, and stared at them.

"Must be skeleton keys," he said. "They'll work!"

Jerry ran back to the dungeon and unlocked the door. The group ran out as fast as they could.

"That was fast," Buttons said.

"Faster than me!" Whizzer shouted. "And I'm the fastest thing on four legs! I would've gotten us out in a flash if I could've fit through that hole!"

"Slow down there, Ace," Mike said. "How'd you manage to get the keys so fast?"

"Crashed into a skeleton," Jerry said, holding up the keys. "They're not necessarily the keys to the dungeon."

"Skeleton keys?"

"Pretty much."

"We have a very weird Writer on our hands."

"You're telling me!"

The group made a mad dash for the stairway. They had to get the Rainbow of Light back from the Witch Trio before they could destroy it.

"How do we get the rainbow back?" Fizzy asked.

"The ol' vacuum cleaner salesman bit," Mike said.

"What's the ol' vacuum cleaner salesman bit?" Gusty asked.

"That's when you bring in a vacuum, talk really fast to the 'customer,' and then swipe what you want with it," Mike replied. "It works all the time in cartoon shows."

"Who's gonna go sell the vacuum?" Jerry asked.

"Whizzer of course," Mike said. "She's the fastest thing here, and that includes fast talkin'."

"Sounds like it could work," Paradise said.

"I think you've got something there, Mike," Megan said.

"Yeah, there's just one tiny little problem with it," Jerry said. "Where are we gonna get a vacuum?!"

"In the closet," Buttons said, opening a door, and pulling a vacuum cleaner out, using her unicorn magic, of course. "All Whizzer needs now is a disguise."

Five minutes later, the group came up with a perfect salesman get up for Whizzer. She was wearing a brown suit, brown hat, and even a fake mustache!

"The mustache is a nice touch," Gusty said.

"Now you know what to do," Mike said. "Demonstrate the vacuum, suck up the Rainbow of Light, and then bolt!"

"Don't worry, Mike," Whizzer said. "I know what to do. I'll get the Rainbow of Light back, yes I will, yes I will!"

Whizzer flew over to the door, and knocked on it with her hoof. The entire Witch Trio opened the door.

"What?" Witch Cat asked.

"Hello ladies how do you do?" Whizzer asked in a rush. "I represent the Little Giant Vacuum Cleaner Company of Walla Walla, Washington. Now this is a little gem of a vacuum, it sucks up everything in sight. I'll give you a demonstration, look!"

Whizzer turned on the vacuum and began sucking things in the room, aiming for the Rainbow of Light. The Witch Trio watched her as if she were crazy.

"You may not be interested right now in purchasing a vacuum cleaner," Whizzer continued, sucking up the rainbow. "But if you do decide to buy one, just thing of the Little Giant Vacuum Cleaner Company of Walla Walla, Washington."

Whizzer was about to walk off, when Witch Cat stood in front of her.

"Hold it a minute!" she shouted. "You sucked up my Rainbow of Light!"

"I did?" Whizzer asked, pretending to be confused. "Well, so I did. What do you know about that? Hmm, this thing's more powerful than I thought!"

"Hmmm," Witch Poodle said. "I wonder what would happen if I pushed this button?"

Witch Poodle pushed the button and turned on the vacuum cleaner. The suction then sucked up Whizzer's hat, suit, and mustache.

"Uh oh!" Whizzer shouted.

"Ah ha!" Witch Cat shouted. "One of those pathetic little ponies after my rainbow!"

"It's their rainbow, not yours, you witch!" Mike shouted, as he and the others came into view.

"We have news for you, Witch Trio!" Megan shouted. "You're surrounded!"

"And out numbered to boot," Mike said, folding his arms across his chest. "Whatever that means."

"Oh yeah?" Witch Cat shouted. "Well, take this!"

Witch Cat raised her arms, ready to throw out one whammy of a spell. Before she could do anything, the vacuum cleaner hose wound its way around the room, and stopped right above Witch Cat.

"Hey Ma . . . . ." Witch Kitten warned.

"Not now!" Witch Cat shouted. "Can't you see I'm trying to cast a spell that'll turn those puny little ponies into puny little toadies?"

"But Ma!"

Before Witch Kitten could say anything more, the vacuum hose sucked up Witch Cat! SHOOP!

"Aaaaauuuggghhhh!" Witch Cat shouted. "Get me outta here!"

"Now's our chance, let's split!" Mike shouted.

"But what about the Rainbow of Light?" Fizzy asked.

"I'll get it," Jerry said.

"Without lettin' the cat out of the bag?!" Mike shouted.

"Trust me," Jerry said.

Jerry went into the back of the vacuum, and managed to yank the Rainbow of Light out. He stood up, and ran for the door.

"Stop them, you idiots!" Witch Cat shouted. "They're stealing my rainbow!"

"I'll turn 'em into mush!" Witch Poodle shouted, raising her arms.

"Not likely!" Buttons shouted. She lit up her horn, and moved a mirror in front of her. Witch Poodle's beam bounced off the mirror, and hit her, and Witch Kitten, giving them the magic whammy. They were turned into toads.

"Oh bullfrogs!" Witch Poodle shouted.

"Now let's get outta here!" Gusty shouted.

The ponies and their human friends made a mad dash for the door. Witch Cat began screaming, and finally busted out of the vacuum cleaner bag. She whistled for her broom, and jumped on top of it.

"High ho, Dust Bunny!" she shouted. "Away!"

Instead of flying, the broom began sweeping the floor. It threw Witch Cat off and into the wall.

"Doggone it!" she shouted. "That was my sweeping broom. Silly me."

Witch Cat whistled again, and her flying broom flew out of the closet. She jumped on top of it, and made a mad flight for the ponies, after leaving behind a cloud of dust bunnies.

"La da," they sang. "La, la, la, la da, da!"

"There's the door!" Paradise shouted.

"We're home free!" Gusty shouted.

"Not quite, my little ponies!" Witch Cat shouted, zooming in on her broom. She grabbed the Rainbow of Light right out of Jerry's hand, and sent a cloud of dust in the group's face. Everyone had a coughing fit.

"Hang on, everybody," Gusty said. "I'll blow this dust out of here!"

"And I'll bring Witch Cat in for a landing," Fizzy said.

The two unicorns lit up their horns. The dust flew out the window, and Fizzy's bubble brigade surrounded Witch Cat.

"Oh no!" she shouted. "Not bubbles! Not happy, pretty, little, tiny, cute, pony bubbles! Arrrrggghhh!"


Witch Cat hit the wall, and the Rainbow of Light flew out of her hand, and into the air. Mike and Jerry were trying to get under it.

"I got it!" Mike shouted.

"I got it!" Jerry yelled.

"I got it!" they called in unison. Unfortunately, since they were watching the rainbow, they didn't see where they were going, and ended up running right into each other.

"Oooh!" they shouted, when they collided, and fell to the ground.

"Did you get it?" Mike asked.

"No, did you?" Jerry asked.

The rainbow then came down, bouncing off Mike's head, followed by Jerry's. Then it got caught on Buttons's horn.

"Hey," she said. "I got it!"

"Way to go, Buttons!" Fizzy shouted.

"Aw, it wasn't much," Buttons said. "You could say it was an accident."

"A very painful one," Mike said, rubbing the top of his head.

"Yeah," Jerry said, doing the same. "Ouch!"

"You haven't one yet, ponies!" Witch Cat shouted. "You'll never get your Rainbow of Light back!"

"Wanna bet, Witch Cat?" Whizzer asked, turning on the vacuum cleaner hose.

"Not again!" Witch Cat shouted, as she was sucked into the vacuum again.

"Let's depart before she can rupture out of the container for a second time!" Wind Whistler shouted.

"I'm with you!" Jerry shouted.

The group ran out of the castle as fast as they could, and rode the Rainbow of Light back to Dream Valley, away from Skull Mountain, leaving Witch Poodle and Witch Kitten as toads, and Witch Cat stuck in the vacuum.

"You haven't seen the last of me, little ponies!" she shouted. "I'll get even with you if it's the last thing I do!"

"Eeehhhh, shaddup!" Witch Poodle and Witch Kitten shouted.

Back at Dream Valley, Buttons was putting the Rainbow of Light back in place.

"We could use a better security system," Apple Jack said.

"No kidding," Buttons replied. "At least we got it back safe and sound."

"Speakin' of gettin' things back," Mike said. "It's time Jerry and I headed back to California. I don't think I can keep Micky, Davy, and Peter waitin' this long, and I honestly think Jerry's gonna have a nervous breakdown in a minute."

"Very funny," Jerry said. "I still think this is all just some kind of whacko dream."

"Have it your way, Jerry," Gusty said. "It was a dream."

Mike and Jerry climbed aboard Wind Whistler and Paradise, and flew back to California. Gusty and Fizzy were watching them go.

"So he may be a little weird," Gusty said. "But I like him."

"Yeah," Fizzy said. "Me too."

Paradise and Wind Whistler dropped Mike and Jerry off by the Monkee Mobile, where Micky, Davy, and Peter were sitting, waiting for Mike.

"So what did Pony Land need rescuing from this time?" Micky asked.

"Wait a sec," Jerry said. "You mean to tell me you guys also know about those flying ponies?"

"Of course," Davy said. "Why?"

Jerry just shook his head, and walked off. Mike stared after him.

"Where are you goin?" he asked.

"Home," Jerry said. "I'm gonna go take a shower, a couple of Aspirins, and call it a night. It's been a very long, trying day!"

The Monkees then burst out laughing, and headed back to their Pad.


The End