Once Dusk Shine was out of sight, Twilight Sparkle walked up to a small garden, and gathered some deadly nightshade herbs. She then went back to Abacus Cinch's house, and went into her lab to put the deadly nightshade herbs into its jar. She heard Abacus Cinch walking into the lab, and quickly placed the the jar in the cuboard, and closed it. "Twilight Sparkle, you've come back." Abacus Cinch said. Twilight Sparkle nodded, and said "I had to." "For this?" Abacus Cinch asked as she held up Twilight Sparkle's hoof that waved with her magic. "Yes." Twilight Sparkle said. "Shall we then?" Abacus Cinch asked. Twilight Sparkle nodded, and they went over to the examination table. Twilight Sparkle lied down on the table, and as Abacus Cinch sewed her hoof back into her body, she said "That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightsade into my tea, and run off." "Three times." Twilight Sparkle said. "You're mine, you know!" Abacus Cinch said. "I made you with my own hooves!" "You can make other creations." Twilight Sparkle said. "I'm restless! I can't help it!" Abacus Cinch sighed, and said "It's a phase, my dear. It'll pass. We need to be patient, that's all." "But I don't want to be patient!" Twilight Sparkle whined out. In the Everfree Forest, Winona barked at Dusk Shine as if she's telling him that she wants to play fetch. Dusk Shine shook his head, and said "No, Winona. Not now. I'm not in the mood." Persistent, Winona floated in front of Dusk Shine, and barked at him. He sighed, and said "All right." He ripped a rib bone from his rib cage, and held onto it with his magic as he said "Here you go, girl. Fetch." He tossed it, and Winona chased after it. She looked around, and using her glowing nose, she found it under a hollow tree. She held onto it with her mouth, and she followed Dusk Shine who continued to walk.
-The next morning-
Back in Nightmare Night Town, Dr. Whooves, a zombified unicorn named Vinyl Scratch, and a zombified earth pony named Octavia Melody woke up from their sleep, and Mayor Mare walked up to them as she said "Morning, friends." "Morning, Mayor." Vinyl Scratch said as she yawned. Mayor mare hummed a tune as she walked through the gate, and walked up the stairs to Dusk Shine's front door. She rang the bell that made a loud screaming noise, and said "Dusk Shine, you home?" There was no answer, so Mayor Mare became worried as she switch her face to a sad look. She knocked on the door with desperation, and she switched back to a happy face as she held up the plans for next Nightmare Night, and said "Dusk Shine? I've got the plans for next Nightmare Night. I need to go over them with you so we can get started." She then swtiched to a sad and worried face, and said "Dusk Shine, please, I'm only an elected official here, I can't make decisions by myself!" She took out a megaphone, and said "Dusk Shine, answer me!" She suddenly fell down the steps, and rolled to the gate. "He's not home." Vinyl Scratch said. "Where is he?" Mayor Mare asked. "He hasn't been home all night." Octavia Melody said. Mayor Mare moaned in dispair.
-Meanwhile in the Everfree Forest-
Dusk Shine and Winona walked on the path, and Dusk Shine yawned as he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, and said "Where are we?" He looked around, and said "It's someplace new." Winona barked as if she was saying that she has no idea where they are. Dusk Shine walked to the center of circle of trees with doors on them, and said "What is this?" He looked at the doors that are shaped like icons of holidays. One door was for Hearts and Hooves Day, one door was for St. Patricks Day, one door was for Bunny Day, one door was for Thanksgiving Day, one door was for Independence Day, one door was for Nightmare Night, and one door was for Hearths Warming Eve. Dusk Shine turned around, and gasped at the sight of the Hearths Warming Eve door. He approached it, and opened it. He looked down inside, looked down at Winona, and shrugged. Suddenly, a gust of wind, and some snowflakes pulled him in as he said "Whoa!" The Hearths Warming Eve door closed, and Winona barked as if she was wondering what just happened.