Hello everypony! I welcome you to my first official fanfic ever! I'm sorry if there are any grammar mistakes as I haven't written in a while. Also, I don't know how to write accents, so none for the Apple Family. Anyways, please enjoy the first (and hopefully not last) chapter of A Slice of Humble Pie! Please read and review! :D

Chapter 1: Discovery

The Cutie Mark Crusaders raced down the road towards Sweet Apple Acres in their red wagon.

"Hurry up Scootaloo!" urged Applebloom. "We have to get to the clubhouse so we can get started on our crusadin'!"

The young pegasus immediately increased their speed. However, in her haste, she soon overshot the entrance to the farm.

"Slow down!" Sweetie Belle exclaimed as they continued to go faster.

"I can't!" Scootaloo cried out in panic as they careened out of control, heading straight for the Everfree forest.

"Do something Scootaloo!" Applebloom yelled.

"Brace for impact!" Scootaloo shouted as she aimed for a large bush at the edge of the forest. All three screamed as they crashed and were thrown from the wagon and scooter.

"Is everypony alright?" Applebloom groaned as she picked herself up off the ground.

"I'm ok." Scootaloo responded.

"That was scary." Sweetie Belle said.

"Yeah," Applebloom agreed while quickly checking her flank. "And we didn't even get our cutie marks out of that."
There was a collective sigh from the trio.

"Let's just go to the clubhouse." Scootaloo suggested.

"Brother! Get up! Please!"

The three jumped at the shout that was soon followed by sobbing. Overcome with curiosity, the crusaders peeked over a nearby shrub where the noise was coming from. They quickly ducked back down at what they saw.

"What are they doing here?" Scootaloo whispered.

"Did you see the way they looked?" Sweetie Belle asked with wide, frightened eyes.

"What do we do?" The orange pegasus wondered nervously.

"We go get Applejack and Big Mac to help." Applebloom said reluctantly.

"Even after what they did?" The young unicorn asked.

"Did you see them?! They need help and no matter what they did in the past, the Apple Family never turns down a pony in need! Scootaloo! You're the fastest. Go get my brother and sister and tell them to bring a cart."

"On it!" The young filly sped off at near the speed of Pinkie Pie.

The other two crusaders peeked over the bush once more.

"Please Celestia, let help get here soon." Sweetie Belle whispered.

"I'm sorry Rarity, but I haven't seen them." Applejack told her unicorn friend.

"Well that's strange." The fashion pony said. "They said they were coming straight here after picking up Sweetie Belle."

"I'm sure they're just off doin' some of their crusadin' somewhere. They're probably fine." The apple farmer assured.

"Applejack! Big Mac!"

"Scootaloo!" Rarity exclaimed in surprise as the pegasus rolled up on her scooter. "Where are Sweetie Belle and Applebloom?"

"At the edge of the Everfree forest!"

"WHAT?!" The two older sisters shouted.

"They know they're not allowed near the forest!" Applejack yelled angrily.

"That doesn't matter right now!" Scootaloo shouted back. "We found some ponies there that are hurt! We need you and Big McIntosh to bring a cart back to carry them in!"

The orange earth pony's anger was instantly replaced with a sense of urgency.

"Wait here! I'll go get Big Mac!"

Soon, Scootaloo, Applejack, Big Mac, and Rarity were en-route to where the other two Cutie Mark Crusaders were waiting. When asked why she was tagging along, Rarity explained that she knew some basic first aid that might help.

"I don't think bandages and splints are going to help." Scootaloo said.

"Whatever do you mean dearie?"

"… You'll see."

"Over here!" Sweetie Belle shouted as the rescue party neared their location.

"Where are they?" Applejack asked when they reached them.

"They're behind that bush." Applebloom said while pointing. "But remember: The Apple family never turns down a pony in need no matter who they are."

Applejack gave her sister a confused look.

"Well then who is it?"

"Just see for yourself."

Not wasting any time, Applejack trotted over and pushed the bush aside. She gasped loudly.

"Flim and Flam?!"

Dun dun duuuuuun! What's this?! A cliffhanger on
the first chapter already?! I love being an author. :D