Part 2: The Discovery
Twilight Sparkle sat upon her bed, a book laid open before her. The lavender unicorn was reading with great interest the lifecycle of the Great White Shark, said to be the most dangerous breeds of shark. Twilight had seen one before; that shark was claimed to be the descendent of the killer shark nicknamed 'Jaws'. The shark was currently on display in the Canterlot aquarium, and was living suprisingly well, even though most Great Whites couldn't survive long in captivity.
Twilight had long been interested in sharks. Unlike most other ponies, who would see sharks as mindless killing machines, Twilight saw a great creature that was slowly dieing out and needed to be protected. Already were other ponies that shared her thoughts saving Great Whites and other sharks from extinction. They're efforts would bring back the species and keep the natural ocean food web in balance.
However today, Twilight was going to get a hay of a suprise.
Twilight looked up as Spike entered the room. The purple dragon was panting, most likely having run from somewhere, and held a scroll in his right hand.
Twilight got off her bed and stood up, knowing this was something serious.
"What is it, Spike?"
"Twilight, *pant*, there's...something you need to see...*gasp*...The princess sent me this."
Lifting up the scroll with her magic, Twilight gasped from what she read:
I regret to inform you that there's been a murder. Trixie, may she rest in peace, was killed by an unknown cause in the continent, Minecraft. We can't say for certain what killed her, but after finding the bones of what was left, we know this was Trixie thanks to DNA tests, some ponies are saying she was killed by a shark. However, we found tracks of an unknown creature, and I need you to find out what was the cause of Trixie's death.
Wishing you luck, Princess Celestia.
Twilight stared at the scroll in shock. Trixie, out of all ponies, was killed? By an animal? The very thought chilled her; what kind of animal would be powerful enough to kill a unicorn like Trixie? She would have to find out, to save the lives of anypony else.
"Wait, you're taking me as well?"
"I can't do this alone. You will need to come with me, for the more there are of us, the more lives we can save."
"But Twilight! That thing- what if it gets us?"
"There's no chance of that Spike. The attack occured by the water, so this thing must be a marine animal."
With that, Twilight levitated Spike onto her back and teleported to the crime scene.
They appeared shortly afterward on the continent, Minecraft. They stood in a small forest, a cow-sized elephant looking at them before slowly walking across the grassy trail. Up ahead, Twilight saw the beach, where several cops and investigators were already studying.
Trotting up to them, Twilight announced herself with an ahem.
One of the ponies, a light brown stallion with a dark brown mane and a police hat for a cutie mark looked up at her and Spike.
"Thank Luna you're here, Twilight. We've been trying to find anymore evidence to prove the others wrong."
"Prove them wrong about what?"
"That a shark didn't do this. Sharks aren't this aggresive; ya don't see one just jump onto land to kill a random pony. It doesn't make sense."
"Well the Princess sent us here to help you with that fact." Twilight pointed at Spike, who had already jumped off Twilight, when she said us.
"Alright then. Name's Brody."
The trio walked over to the crime scene, where a light blue pegasus stallion with a green mane and a shark cage with a Great White was writing down notes.
"Hey Hooper! What've you found yet!"
Hooper turned and faced the trio. "Well I've gathered enough evidence to prove the ponies wrong and clear the sharks' name."
"We don't need to hear that now, Hooper. We need to find out what killed Trixie."
Twilight stepped in.
"First we need to know why Trixie was here in the first place?"
Hooper looked up at Twilight.
"We called on of the ponies to last see Trixie. He said she was leaving to somewhere after her buisness shut down."
Twilight put a hoof to her chin.
"So she came here to vent. Makes sense to me. But then how did she die?"
Brody pointed towards the scene, where there were hoof prints and the tracks of some unknown creature.
"See those tracks? She was obviously on shore, and whatever killed her came from the water. Folks are saying some crazy stuff, like the shark somehow grew legs and walked on land."
Hooper let out an angry sigh at this.
"That's the problem with these kinds of crimes; somepony dies in the ocean, everypony else just blames it on a shark."
Twilight felt a stab of pity for the sharks at those words. The ponies only feared and hated sharks because of Jaws' massacre due to possible insanity. This was the work of something more, and Twilight was determined to prove it.
It was then Spike pointed at something in the water. "What's that?"
Twilight looked to where Spike was pointing, and saw a white something with something blue hanging over it. Using her magic Twilight lifted the thing up and brought it up to her face.
It looked like a shark's tooth, complete with a triangular shape and serrated edge. However, it was elongated, and curved backwards. Turning it around, Twilight saw that it was rounded at the sides. The blue stuff was actually a scale, like that of a lizard. The scale had tiny ridges, almost like shark denticles, and was a bright blue in color.
"I think we just found the proof of this not being a shark attack."
Hooper tilted his head.
"What kind of creature lives in the ocean, and has round shark teeth and lizard scales?"
"Nothing. Nothing I ever heard of."
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