“Yes, Applejack. I killed Rainbow Dash.” Luna said with a wicked smile.
Applejack leaped as soon as the words left Luna’s mouth. Luna was impacted by the orange cannonball and knocked to the ground. She laughed as Applejack started beating her in the face, her teeth flying out of her now broken jaw. One of her eyes swelled with blood as her brow was cracked. Applejack’s hooves were scraped and covered in blood as she continued pounding Luna’s smug, laughing mug into applesauce. When she finally stopped, breathing hard, she looked down at the mess she’d made and crawled slowly off Luna, spitting on the prone princess.
“Ah figured you’d put up more of a fight or somethin’. Princess and all. Guess ah figured wrong. Ah’m probably goin’ to prison fer this.” Applejack said, turning away.
“Oh no, Prison won’t be where you’re going.” Luna said, wheezing. She stood up slowly, her pulped head lolling weirdly. It slowly began to pull itself back together, bones knitting and bloodstains disappearing before Applejack’s eyes.
“Wut in tarnation…?” Applejack said, aghast.
“I think you’ll find, Applejack, that I’m very upset with you and your friends. You see, like I was telling Twilight not too long ago, yes, I’m Luna again, but I’m still rotten to the core!” Luna crowed, as an apple flew off one of the trees and struck Applejack square in the face.
“Consarn it! That buckin’ hurts!” Applejack cursed.
“It’s supposed to!” Luna gleefully shouted, hurling more at the farmer.
Luna kept the bombardment coming from all sides. Apples that were ripe, rotten, large, small, and average, pelted into Applejack. At first the farmer covered her head with her hooves, protecting herself from the onslaught, but when she realized it wasn’t going to let up, she knew she had to get somewhere else. She peeked out for a moment, feeling a particularly solid apple strike the back of her skull, and spotted the barn.