Veron and Veronica were walking down the busy street in downtown station square, looking for something to do. they were bored lately and tired of tails always being too busy to hang out with them. veronica points out an old restaurant out in the middle of town. veron raises an eyebrow. “why there? the place looks deserted” she smiles. “i know! let’s explore!” he sighs as she runs over to the place. she stops once she notices shadow leaning next to the entrance to the place. he looks up at the pair with bright red eyes. “i wouldn't go in there if i were you” she blinks, confused. “why not? it’s an abandoned restaurant, what could happen?” he sighs. “guess you haven’t heard of this place then. this is an old restaurant that was called freddy fazbear’s pizzaria. used to be a really popular kids place until the place got shut down when it got involved in a string of murders and kidnappings. apparently one of the employees here was a serial killer that killed at least 10-12 children here, at least that’s how the rumor goes. it’s said that the old animatronic animals inside are haunted by the spirits of the dead children and are said to even try and kill anyone who enters the place” veron took that as reason enough to steer clear of the place. “thanks shadow. place doesn’t look safe anyways” he nods. “it really isn’t” they had to know. “what are you doing here then?” he gestures at the party supply store across from the restaurant. “waiting for my girlfriend. she’s in there getting some supplies” they were surprised. veronica smiles. “i didn’t know you had a girlfriend! you always seemed like you preferred to be alone” he shrugs. “used to be that way. things have changed. sonic actually introduced me to her.” they nod. the girlfriend in question skips out of the store, two bags full of party and baking supplies in each hand. "I'm finished shadow! Ready to go home?" He nods. "Sure. Got everything you needed?" "Well, they don't have any apple cider but applejack will probably be happy to let me buy some later!" She then notices the two foxes. "Oh, hello! You two are mile's cousins, right?" They nod. Veron was confused. "He lets you call him miles?" she nods. "Everyone on Equestria who knows him other that dash and sonic call him Miles! One of my friends actually has a crush on him!" They found that interesting. "We'll ask him about that later" pinkie shakes her head. "Twilight requested that miles shouldn't know until she tells him herself! So please don't mention it to him!" They understood. "Okay. We won't then." Shadow and pinkie leave and the two foxes look up at the restaurant. Veronica wanted to go inside to see what was in there and Veron didn't, taking what shadow said seriously. "Come on Veronica, Let's just go home." She huffs. "But... what shadow said makes it more interesting! Besides, we'd be fine!" He sighs, slightly annoyed by her overly curious attitude. "Fine, but if we see anything odd or out of place in there, we're leaving" she nods. "Fine" they open the cracked glass door to the dark place. With no lighting in the place and it being dark out, it was almost impossible to see anything. Once inside, the door shuts with a loud this and some glass falls off of it. Veron sighs, hoping they don't have to be here too long. They walk down the dusty old hallway covered in cobwebs, children's drawings, and posters. The stage had three old animatronics on it, all three having a hard, plastic frame. None of them were falling apart or anything of the sorts, but were dusty and you could definitely tell they had been sitting there for a while. Veronica walks up to them and looks over them in curiosity. "For robots, they look pretty real! Except for being made of plastic" he nods, finding it odd they'd be so detailed. He approaches the blue bunny one and hears something turn on. The bunny one opens it's eyes and stares at them. They froze, not sure what to do. it raises the old guitar it was holding and slams it into Veron, knocking him off the stage and against the wall next to a supply closet. Veronica notices the other ones turn on and runs off in fright. She runs behind a purple curtain near the back on the place, hoping she got away. She turns and tries to catch her breath. She notices a pair of amber colored eyes trained on her, one of them slightly cover by a tattered eyepatch. She was about to run when it shakes it's head, whispering to her. 'It is dangerous out there, lass! Stay here until the coast is clear. Those toys were never very nice to the living' she didn't want to argue with the old robotic fox with a rusty hook for a hand. She had to ask. 'Why aren't you trying to hurt me like those others?' Attempting to smile, but finds it difficult to do, the fox animatronic sighs, letting out a metallic noise that hurt her ears a little bit. 'These others are glitched. They are supposed to only attack criminals and murderers, but now they just attack anyone except for little kids. They aim to kill as well. They even attack me and the other three like me. It has been so lonely here, I appreciate the company from you, even if it is just to hide' she smiles, glad to see at least one of them was friendly, if not a little frightening. They had jagged, sharp teeth, a rusty hook for a hand and a tattered, broken, robotic body. She hoped Veron was Okay. Veron felt pain shoot through his body on impact with the wall he hit. He quickly opens the door to the supply closet and closes it behind him. He finds an animatronic face that looked like it had fallen off one, yet it was older and different Compared to the plastic ones. This one looked to belong to a feminine rabbit animatronic, but he didn't see one in the closet. There was a second door out of the closet, labeled employees only. He opens it, guessing whoever used to work here wouldn't care if he went in there. He had taken face/mask so he could possibly return it to the owner, assuming they were still around. The room he was now in had a light on, one of the last working ones in the entire place. In the room was a parts table with various tools, parts, and old manuals explaining how to take apart and put an animatronic back together. Sitting down to calm down, Veron examines the face to the rabbit animatronic. Despite it just being part of an old robot animal, he sees sadness, loneliness and longing to be freed from this place. Something falls over in the room, making him jump. He hopes the plastics didn't hear that and goes to find out what that was. He finds the rabbit animatronic that the face belonged to. It was tattered, faceless and missing an arm. He finds a replacement arm meant for it and starts repairing the broken parts. Once finished, he hears it start to wake up. He backs away, expecting hostility like with the plastics. That didn't happen, instead it seemed to examine itself and realized it was fixed. Considering he was a black fox, he hid well in the darkness. It had a hopeful expression that Maybe someone had finally returned, looking for who had repaired them. It didn't see him and he hears a lonely and disappointed sigh before it starts to shut back down. He Finds it odd how it was actually kind of displaying emotions, something he didn't think robots could do. His suspicions were correct that it was indeed female or at least depicted that way. Coming out from the shadows, he starts to look around some more only for his movements and footsteps to reawaken the rabbit again, this time she notices him. The fox animatronic peers out from behind the curtain, seeing the toys were actively searching for the outsiders. Retreating, he shakes his head. 'Those four are still lookin for ya and your mate. It isn't safe right now. Wouldn't want to see your pretty face ruined by them.' She was surprised by the compliment. 'Umm...Thanks, I guess? By the way, What's your name?' 'The name's foxy, foxy the pirate. Pleased to meet ya! And your name, lass?' 'v-veronica...' she was starting to feel nervous around him and not in a bad way. She couldn't believe the first being to flatter and compliment her was an old robot pirate Fox. Foxy could tell that the only way she'd be able to escape unharmed would be to wait until morning. He Let's her know and she sighs. 'Okay. I at least know you'll keep me safe. Thank you, Foxy' she lays down on the old floor in there, still scared, but felt safer in here than out there. veron didn’t move, fully expecting to be swatted around like the other rabbit animatronic did. instead, she stares at him. he stares back, wondering what’s going to happen. he hoped him taking the time to repair them was worth something. she approaches him and he backs up a little bit. they stop, realizing he was intimidated. “i-i’m not going to hurt you like the others! the toys are never really welcoming, are they?” he shakes his head, a little relieved this one wasn’t hostile. “yeah, i definitely felt their ‘warm’ welcome. they hit pretty hard. i have my sister here with me, i’m pretty sure she hid behind some kind of purple curtain with an ‘out of order’ sign” she knew they were safe then. “then she’s fine. there’s another animatronic like me back there named foxy that will protect her. he’s pretty friendly. oh, and i’m bonnie.” he nods in response. “i’m veron. why are the… toys hostile but you and that other one aren’t?” she shrugs. “i honestly wish i knew. i think foxy knows. he’s always observing the toys from the cove, even if he won’t admit it.” she then had to know. “were you the one who fixed me? i was so ashamed of what happened to me but couldn’t repair myself with only one arm. also, i had no idea where my face was.” she gets a sad expression. “i really wish i wasn’t… dead. i hate being stuck in this terrible place.” he felt bad for her. he’d hate being stuck to haunt an old robotic suit in a run down pizza place with nothing to do but rust away, hoping for someone to repair them. “why can’t you leave?” she shrugs again. “i don’t know! we’ve all tried to leave, even the toys have, but for some reason, we can’t! it’s like something is blocking us from leaving. foxy thinks it’s a curse or something” he nods. “knowing what crazy shit can happen here on mobius, i wouldn’t be surprised if it was a curse. this may sound a little personal, but… who killed you?” they didn't answer at first, then speaks. "It's been so long since then. All I remember is they were a security guard or Maybe a manager. They always wore all purple, except for their badge. Always had a creepy smile. *sniff* Bonnie couldn't bare continue describing this monster. Each second of thought brought back painful memories of when he had killed her and her three friends that night over 20 years ago. Veron could tell it was hard for them. "It's Okay. You told me enough for me to go check records. I have friends in high places that can help me find out the killer's identity and even their location. I promise you right now, that they will be brought to justice if I have to find them myself" she was surprised. "You will? Thank you, but... it won't change what happened" he sighs, knowing she was right. He then thinks of something. "I have a cousin who's really into technology, science, and magic. I think he may be able to find something out to either free you and your friends or Maybe even revive you to live another life" If she could blush, she would right now because he had fixed her, promised to find who had killed her, and now was offering to help bring her back to life, if That's even possible. "But... how will you do all this? You're trapped." "My cousin and I have something in common, kitsune regeneration abilities. I would survive a few hits or even fatal injuries from them. But don't worry, I will come back, even if I have to dismantle the toys in the process, I will help you and your friends out of here" she nods. "I'll miss you. I don't like being alone" he sighs and nods. "I won't take too long. I will come back with my cousin and his friend, who is very capable at lifting whatever is preventing escape. I'll be back" he hugs her, despite her tattered frame making it a little uncomfortable. He exits the room and finds the toys waiting for him. He knew they would be and disappears in a dash of speed past them. The fox one attempts to tangle him in it's wires and he avoids it, causing them to tangle themselves up. The other ones couldn't get to him because mangle was in the way. By the time she was out of the way, he was already out the front door, headed for Miles' lab. Miles was outside on the roof to enjoy the warm air while he worked. He notices Veron sprinting down the road towards the lab. He jumps up onto the roof next to him. "What the hell are you doing? What's so important that you need to go that fast?" He shakes his head. "I need your help with a few things down at the old pizzeria restaurant. One, Veronica is still stuck there. two, there's a few animatronics I want to help" "animatronics? They're just robots. how could I help something like that?" He sighs. "They're possessed by trapped souls of the victims of the murders that happened 20 years ago. Some of them want to get out and are harmless, while a few of them are hostile and out for blood. One of the good ones is protecting Veronica." Miles sighs, not surprised something like that was possible. "Hang on. Might need twilight's help. She's inside I think" he walks inside and she walks over, as she had heard Veron running. "What's wrong? How'd you get on the told?" "I jumped up here" she nods. "Now, what's the matter?" he explains again the same thing he did to miles. She nods. "Okay... curses, robots, and trapped souls. Got it. Why do you care so much about these four that are there? Or is it just one of them?" If he wasn't so experienced, he'd blush but he kept a straight face. "I feel bad for one of them and care for them" she smiles. "As weird as it may be, I'm glad you found somebody you care for" he nods. "I promised her I wouldn't take too long, can we go?" They nod and the three of them head for the restaurant. Veron tells them which ones were bad and which were good. Twilight found the place creepy. "You sure this is the place? It looks pretty dark in there" Veron nods. "It is. We'll be fine" miles knew if Veron was right, he'd need to stand between them and twilight. "Hey Veron? I wish twilight didn't have to get involved. I don't want anything bad to happen" Veron nods. "Oh, she doesn't have to come inside! Just examine the outside to see if she can find what is preventing the animatronics from leaving. You and I will go inside to find all four of the friendly animatronics and find Veronica." Mike's sighs in relief. "Good." Twilight knew what she had to do. Once the two entered the place, she starts looking around for either a device that messed with robot's systems or a curse to prevent spirits from leaving. She finds a panel covering something near the entrance. Once uncovered, she was horrified with what she found. "Miles! Veron! Don't go in there!" Miles hears her because of his kitsune connection to her. Veron sighs when he runs out. "Hurry back!" He uses the shadows to carefully sneak into the room Bonnie was. He sees she wasn't in the same place and looks around, trying time find her. He suddenly gets knocked against the wall by someone. He turns around to see her with a frightened expression. "Veron! I can't control myself! I think it's the curse" miles finds twilight nearly passed out near where she found the cause of the behavior of the robots. She weakly points at the dark rune on the brick wall painted in blood. He quickly gets here away from the dark rune, feeling it try to sap at his lifeforce. He could tell twilight wasn't up to removing this powerful dark magic, especially it had been slowly killing her. "Twi, I'm so sorry. I had No idea this would be so dangerous" she smiles weakly "I know. I'm fine, I just need some sleep. We will need one of the other princesses to remove this. It's too powerful for me..." he nods. "I'm going to take you home. I'm sure Veron will be fine. He'll just have to get Veronica. The robots, animatronics, whatever they are can wait. They can't leave until that rune is removed." Veronica wakes up to the sound of scraping metal. She looks up to see foxy having to force himself to stop moving. "Aye! That blasted curse got stronger! I am having trouble controlling myself!" She backs away, shuddering at the idea of what his sharp teeth or hook could do to her. Veron knew there was nothing he could do to stop the curse at the moment. He closes his eyes. "I'll be fine! Don't feel bad, you can't help it. Whatever happens, I won't hold it against you" Bonnie didn't want to hurt him though, but knew she was helpless to resist. He grunts after each blow, coughing up some blood. This really hurt, but knew he'd be fine. He hears a crack and pain shoot through his body. One his arms were broken. Most of his injuries healed quickly, but his arm would need a while to fully recover. Once miles got twilight home, he hurries to either muffle it or weaken the curse rune. It stung him as he got close to it. he throws his hands on it, attempting to absorb some of the energy. He is successful in draining it considerably, but wasn't able to destroy it. Veronica was now backed up in the corner, now covered in cuts and gashes all over her body, a bad bite mark on her head, bleeding badly. She felt herself start to lose consciousness. Tears go down her face, in disbelief that foxy was once kind and protective toward her and now trying to kill her all the while while whimpering and saying he's sorry, like he couldn't control what he was doing. Just as he neared her for another attack, he stops. She passes out as he fully realizes what he has done. Veron felt the beating stop and slowly opens his eyes to see her backing away, now covered in his blood. "I-i'm so sorry! Please tell me I didn't hurt you too badly!" He weakly stood up, holding his badly injured arm. "For the most part, I'm fine...*ugh*" he coughs up some blood. The toys now shut down as the curse was now considerably lesser now. Foxy carries an unconscious Veronica to where Bonnie was. Veron gasps when he sees his sister. She was severely injured and bleeding. He frantically looks for anything to stop the bleeding until he finds an unopened emergency kit with some rubbing alcohol and bandages. He treats her more serious wounds and glares at foxy, he knows he didn't mean to do it, but didn't like seeing anyone hurt his sister, especially this badly. Foxy was worried about her, not meaning to hurt her this badly, now especially hating this robot body he was stuck in. Bonnie didn't hurt Veron as much as foxy hurt Veronica, but still felt the same way as Foxy. Miles expels the dark energy he absorbed to keep it from harming him. He was exhausted from doing that. he puts a spell on the rune, dampening it and blocking what little power it had left. It was sealed for at least a week. He pants for a moment, worn out. He needed sleep now, more so than usual. He heads to the lab, where he also had his home. He heads for his bedroom to find twilight waiting for him. She sees his exhausted expression. "What happened? are you Okay?" He nods sleepily. "*yawn* I expelled a lot of the dark energy from the rune, it's mostly drained now, enough for the robots to leave. The draining of the rune really drained me though. I'm beat" she smiles. "Then come sleep. You can discuss this with the other two later. Come on" he was told tired to argue and didn't mind sleeping next to her now, actually liking it. He could get used to waking up every morning and seeing her cute face. They lay down and quickly fall asleep together. Veron wraps a bandage in a sling around his broken arm. Now that Veronica was patched up and in stable condition, she awakes. She sees foxy looking over her and quickly backs away before realizing he wasn't trying to attack her anymore. "I...I want to go home..." she was crying now out of fear and pain. Veron nods. "Come on. I'll take you home" she nods and he helps her out of the room. He looks back at the two ashamed animatronics one last time before leaving. He takes her to miles' place as it was the closest and safest place right now. He takes her to the infirmary and grosser into one of the hospital beds. One of the nurses that worked there help them, questioning how they got so banged up. Veron sighs. "It's complicated." The nurse nods. "Are you Okay? Your arm looks pretty bad" he nods. "I'll be fine. I'm just worried about her right now. She may also need a tetanus shot just to be safe" she nods. "Okay." He enters a medical bathroom and takes his bloody bandage off his broken arm. He bites down on some cloth and pours rubbing alcohol to clean the arm. He hisses in pain as the liquid stung at the cuts and bruised areas. Washing off the blood with some cold water, he examines the broken parts, finding he'd need at least a week for this to heal. He has his arm put in a cast and sling to make sure it wouldn't get any more broken from movement. Veronica has a lot of stitching done at all the bad cuts, which there were plenty of, as well as the bite mark on her head. She needed a blood transfusion because of so much loss. She thankfully had no broken bones and no internal injuries. Despite this all happening, he knew he had to go back. Once he figures out how to get at least one of them out of there, he would find and end who did this to them in the first place. He goes to one of the supercomputers in the place and opens the criminal database he had miles install for when he needed to work there. He searches flexible matches for any mobian that matched what he was able to learn from Bonnie. It came up empty. He scratches his head, wondering about something. He switches it to human and presses search one more time. He gets a result for an ex mental patient who was born with some strange defects on their face. They had No irises and a permanent grin on his face. Known to be obsessed with the color purple. His name was Vincent, but his location was unknown. He sighs, at least knowing who he'd be looking for. He then searches about a missing persons case going back 20 years ago. It was never solved, rumored that the killer disposed of the four bodies at the pizzeria after killing them. They were never found. the place was shut down after odor concerns with the animatronics, saying that blood and mucus would leak out of the suits. he guessed that was back when the place was open because he didn’t notice any bad odor or anything of the sort as the decay would be complete after 20 years. he rubs the sleep from his eyes, this probably being his most eventful night in his life. he searches the files of the mental institution this vincent person went to. the records report he only spent about a month there and was released with a clean state as written by the staff. he finds it odd that someone with such a creepy demeanor and obsession with the color purple would be considered sane. he finds out the fazbear entertainment company had sent him there with how he was acting and he kept messing with the animatronic suits after hours. he was finally fired after the disappearances of the four children caused the restaurant to get shut down. He at least knew how it got shut down and who killed the four. He felt exhausted. He heads to one of the guest bedrooms, the one Miles had left for him specifically. laying down in a position to where he would be comfortable but kept his arm from moving too much, he falls asleep. Bonnie was thankful she was able time clean herself off now that she had both of her arms. Foxy had to clean most of the blood he had on him from his teeth and hook. They didn't say anything to the other about what happened. Foxy really hated this curse trapping them here and forcing them to do terrible things to others. Badly hurting the girl was the last thing he wanted to do, if at all. Bonnie was staying silent, fearing that Veron was mad at her now. He had left with his sister without a word. After them getting so badly hurt, she couldn't blame them for not wanting to come back. But she needed to see him again, but knew she would have to wait. Returning to her normal place, she shuts down for now. *in the morning* Veron wakes, rubbing his eyes. He had dreamt of something, but could remember what it was about. His mind was too clouded with what happened last night to try and remember the dream. Getting up, he goes to check on Veronica. She was sleeping soundly, now looking much better than she was when he had taken her here. Most of her injuries were healed except for a few cuts on her arms and the large bite mark on her head. Veron heads to the restaurant again, this time with cleaning supplies. He starts scrubbing and removing graffiti and dirt covering the outside walls. He finds the curse seal and notices the protective spell cast on it, suppressing it. He smiles, guessing Miles put it there. After about an hour of hard work, the outside of the place looked much better, if not still a little old. He does the same on the inside, noticing the animatronics, at least the toys, didn't turn on during the day unless switched on. He didn't want to did that, remembering how hostile they were. The place had a decade of dirt and grime covering the floors and walls. Removing really old posters and fixing rips in the walls, he was starting to make this place look serviceable again. He leaves and returns with replacement light bulbs and even wiring for the lighting in the old place. If he was going to be spending a lot of time here, he knew he'd need to be able to see properly. He was starting to appreciate the skills miles had taught him in terms of repairing and cleaning things properly. He's surprised to find the old computer and camera system still functioned properly. Dusting it off, he switches it on, viewing each of the cameras, seeing which area each one covered. He finds the one for the room he had been in when he found Bonnie last night. She was sitting there by herself, shut down. He wondered where the other two animatronics besides the fox and Bonnie were. He looks around the place, finding out this place was actually pretty small. He finds the other two, shut off in a out of the way area. He finds both of them were showing their age, but weren't too damaged. One was a bear with a top hat and the other a yellow chicken wearing a bib saying 'Let's eat!' with a cupcake in one hand. He found them a little more unnerving when shut off. He does the same thing he had done for Bonnie and fixes and repairs any broken parts and ripped areas. Soon, they look much easier to look at. He forgets he hasn't done this for the fox pirate. He finds the animatronic in question sitting behind a tattered purple curtain with a sign that read 'sorry! Out of order'. He guessed this is where veronica must have hidden last night and also how she got the bite mark, in the same way he got the broken arm. He finds the fox was in much worse shape than the others, completely missing it's original animatronic leg covering, revealing slender, meretricious feet with sharp toes. Also it was missing parts of the body in several areas like some holes in the chest, head, arms, and back, also the jaw almost seemed broken out of place and one of the eyes were cracked. It would take some time to repair him. He has to go to the parts and service room to get the proper tools and supplies to completely fix foxy. Bonnie didn't awake, as he remained silent, still needing some time to tidy up the place. After an hour of tinkering, patching and tightening, foxy is brought back to a mostly repaired state, as he was unable to fix the legs issue. After leaving again and returning a few more times to do as much as he could, the place could probably be reopened if it wasn't for the bad reputation the place had gotten a decade ago. The last thing he had to worry about the was the cursed seal outside, dictating the animatronics. But considering miles had weakened and dampened the curse, he wondered if he would be able to take one of the animatronics out of the restaurant now. He walks into the parts and service room, finding Bonnie still shut down in the same place she was when he had originally found her back here. he leans over her and sighs, really hoping he isn’t doing this in vain and can actually help her and the others. he wondered why he cared so much, not sure if he felt bad for them or if this was for her. he sighs, guessing it was a mix of both. with his broken arm, there was no way he could carry bonnie out of here, so he decides to switch her on.