A/N: It's the fic of the month (stares at the poll at the moment) Okay I need a need a couple people to vote before the month is up. Because it would be extremely weird to have it like it that (I do have method to break ties, I will say that), but it would still be really embarrassing that there's a five way tie...
Anyways enjoy the chapter...
Chapter 17: Nephrite and Carrots
It was just a normal day in Ponyville. The sun was shining, the bird were shining, Carrot Top opened up her fridge and everything was gone…
"Derpy!" she yelled out.
"Yes?" Derpy asked oh so innocently.
"Did you clean out my food again?" sighed Carrot Top.
"Uh…" said Derpy.
Carrot Top sighed.
Carrot Top began to breathe.
"I shouldn't be surprised." She mumbled to herself.
"No you shouldn't." said Derpy.
That was when Derpy had a vision.
"Derpy is something wrong?" asked Carrot Top.
"No, it's fine." Said Derpy looking at her friend.
In her vision she saw Carrot Top crying.
"I wonder what that was about." Thought Derpy with a shrug knowing she would find out soon.
And so later that day, Maxfield was spotted by Applejack who was selling Apples.
She took out her communicator and contacted the others.
"I found Nephrite." Said Applejack, "I'm working the stall today so I can't follow him."
"Okay, I think I can tail him.' said Twilight.
"Same here." Said Rainbow Dash.
"I can too!" said Derpy.
"Good." Sighed Applejack.
Thankfully Rainbow Dahs got there very quickly and began to tail him, and soon she was joined by Derpy.
"We have to make sure he doesn't get his victim." Said Rainbow Dash.
"Maxfield" looked around.
"Hey there." Said Carrot Top walking over to him.
"Oh hey." Said "Maxfield".
"Just around town again?" asked Carrot Top
"Yeah." Answered "Maxfield".
"You always seem to be lost, you want me to show you around town?" asked Carrot Top.
"Maxfield" began to think. He hadn't found a pony who's energy was reaching it's peak. He didn't know why he came to Ponyville but decided, maybe it would be nice to get to layout better.
"Why is Carrot Top talking to him?" asked Derpy as they watched them.
"Oh yeah, isn't she you're your best friend?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"Hey!" said Twilight joining them.
"Hey." Said Rainbow Dash.
"Is she the target?" asked Twilight.
"I don't think so." Said Derpy/
They followed the two, with neither paying attention, Derpy narrowed her eyes couple times.
"What's wrong?" asked Twilight.
"She's blushing." Said Derpy.
"What" asked Twilight.
"Carrot Top is blushing while she's with him…" said Derpy.
Twilight blinked and then it hit her.
"That's not good." Sighed Twilight.
No could come from this…
After tailing him for a while. They saw that he hadn't done anything. Eventually he ended his tour with Carrot Top
"Should we go after him?" asked Rainbow Dash.
Derpy was more concerned by Carrot Top.
Maxfield and Carrot Top waved to each other while Maxfield left.
"Thanks to her I got a much better lay out of the town." He thought with an evil smirk.
He then headed to his mansion.
Turned out Zoisite was waiting for him there.
"So no targets?" asked Zoisite.
"No." said Nephrite.
"You went to town without targets? Really?" asked Zoisite.
"I wanted to get a lay out of the town better." Said Nephrite.
"Sure you did." Said Zoisite.
Zoisite diapered with the flurry of cherry blossoms.
Nephrite muttered something under his breath.
At the library there was an emergency meeting.
"Wait so Carrot Top…" said Fluttershy.
"Might be in love with Nephrite." Sighed Derpy.
"Okay… that bad." Said Pinkie.
"Do you have any advice?" Twilight asked Jadeite as he was part of the meeting.
"No idea." Sighed Jadeite.
"Seriously?" asked Twilight.
"Look, Nephrite's in the same boat as I was. But we don't know what's going to happen to him." said Jadeite.
"So what should we do?" asked Twilight.
"Tell Carrot Top not to date him and hope for the best." Said Jadeite with a shrug.
"Oh…" said Derpy.
"I do have a recommendation if you do deicide to talk to her." Said Pinkie, "Tell her without just telling her quickly and then running away. That won't turn out well."
"What?" asked Derpy.
"Oh it happened in canon." Said Pinkie, "It only made things worse."
"What are you even talking about…" said Jadeite with his eye twitching.
"He still hasn't recovered fro what happened." Explained Rarity.
"I don't know when I'll be able to handle Pinkie Pie's weirdness." Said Jadeite.
"Makes sense." Said Pinkie with a shrug.
That was when Derpy had another vision, this time of Carrot Top smacking Nephrite in the face and crying.
"She's going to find out." Said Derpy.
"Do you know how?" asked Twilight.
Derpy shook her head no.
"I say can confront him next time he does something." Said Rainbow Dash.
"I don't know…" said Twilight.
"What other choice do we have?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"It might the only way for Carrot Top to find out." Sighed Derpy.
Twilight sighed and realized they might be right.
"Fine, we'll keep an eye out for him, but we will have to fight him when we find him." said Twilight.
And so all seven of kept an eye on for him.
However Nephrite did get a sign of who the next pony was.
However when he did it was strange. IT seemed like the image while clear was very distant.
"What does that mean?" asked Nephrite.
He shrugged and began to search for his target.
Meanwhile Derpy and Carrot Top met up.
"Hey Derpy… I was wondering what do involing a stallion I like." Said Carrot Top.
"Make sure he's not a bad stallion first." Said Derpy knowing who she was talking about.
Carrot Top blinked then flinched.
"Sorry." Said Carrot Top, "I almost forgot."
"It's okay." Said Derpy, "Just see if the Stallion you have you eye on isn't evil. That's all I'm going to say."
"That's a weird place to jump to… from bad to evil." Said Carrot Top.
"Uh…" said Derpy.
That was when "Maxfield" showed up, looking for his target.
"Oh hey there!" called out Carrot Top.
Maxfield walked over, "Oh hello there." He said, "Is this your friend you told me about."
"It's her." Laughed Carrot Top.
It turned out Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy both saw him.
"We found him." said Pinkie Pie into the communicator not calling Derpy.
"Okay we'll be there son." Called out Twilight on the communicator.
The two went for a place to transform.
"Venus Power!" called out Pinkie.
"Saturn Power!" called out Fluttershy.
"Make-up!" called out both.
They went to confront "Maxfield".
"Stop right there evil doer!" yelled Sailor Venus.
"Maxfield" turned to her.
"Uh… the Sailor Guardians." Said Carrot Top.
"What are they doing here?" asked Derpy in a somewhat over the top way.
"He might look like a good stallion but he's the one who's been attacking innocent ponies." Said Sailor Venus.
"Are you sure? He seems like a nice guy." Said Carrot Top.
However "Maxfield" knew he couldn't hide and well he really wasn't wearing a disguise to shed, but he was no longer posing as Maxfield.
"So you want a fight, I'll give it you." Laughed Nephrite, "Star Light Attack."
"Silence Wall!" called out Sailor Saturn.
The shield protected the two.
"I won't let you distract me from my target." Said nephrite.
But before he could react he heard this.
Both attacks hit Nephrite, but he was able to shrug it off. But he managed to shrug them hard.
"So you four think you can defeat me… I'd like to see you try." Said Nephrite.
That was when Carrot Top walked over to him and poked him on the shoulder.
"What?" he asked.
Carrot Top hit him hard sending him to the ground.
He looked up at her who was crying.
"I liked you a lot." Said Carrot Top, "I thought we were friends and hopefully more…"
She glared harshly at him before running off. Derpy followed her best friend.
Nephrite blinked, and blinked again.
He didn't know why but he felt off.
He didn't know why… but he… he just wasn't in the mood to go after his target.
That was when Sailor Moon arrived.
"Sorry, but I think I have to leave." He said, "But next time I will become serious."
With that he disappeared.
"What did I miss?" asked Sailor Moon.
"A lot…" said Sailor Mars earning nods from the others.
At Carrot Top's house, he cried a lot while Derpy comforted her.
"I don't know why… I know why I'm crying." Said Carrot Top.
"You like him a lot… even if you didn't' go on dates with him." said Derpy.
"I know… but…" said Carrot Top.
Derpy hugged her crying best friend.
With Nephrite he was in his mansion, pacing back and forth.
"What is wrong with me." He said to himself.
However Zoisite remained out of site. Smirking to himself.
"This will make things more interesting." Said Zoisite.
Zoisite knew that this would be the perfect way to finally get rid of Nephrite. One way or another…
After all it was clear that Carrot Top was Nephrite's weakness… whether he knew it or not.
Next Time: Zoisite kidnaps Carrot Top. Who will save her? Will Nephrite realize what his conflicting feelings mean? What will the Sailor Guardians do? What will happen? Find out next time