Life in Equestria was a beautiful thing. Ponies lived in peace as their princesses watched over them. The Elements of Harmony kept away all the threats that the princesses couldn't handle. Ponies everywhere were pleasantly pleased with how things were going. None of them knew that the balance of the world was thrown way out of balance, nor that new evils always lurked when old ones went away, but that was for a later time. In the small town of Mareston, it was a perfect day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and today was going to be a good day. "Miss Starry Inks?" One particular pony, a green mare named Starry Inks, was going to try and get her first job. "Mr. Bucks is ready to see you now." Starry jumped as she smiled, thanking the secretary as she pushed her glasses up her snout and trotted into the office for her interview. Soon enough she was going to be a working pony possibly for the latest newspaper. Yes, today was definitely a great day. Nothing out of the ordinary could be seen. However, soon enough six ponies would be pulled together, their destinies forever tied together by the Other Elements. Starry Inks felt extremely nervous as she walked into the office of Mr. Big Bucks, the editor in chief of the local newspaper, the Mareston Tribune. "Welcome, I'm Big Bucks, now you are?" The silver stallion asked, glancing up from his other pieces of work. "I'm Starry Inks, sir. I'm applying for your position of the advice article." The green mare smiled, though her blue eyes caught the resume sitting in front of Big Bucks. She felt nervous as he took it and looked it over, pointing to the chair in front of his desk. Starry took the hint and sat, glancing around. She just had to get through the interview, and today would be a great day.