This is how setting off goes in The Birth of Thomlight Sparkle.
[the foals set off for Cylas' lair and enter Dinobot Island. Suddenly, Grimlock comes out and Thomlight gasps]
Thomlight: Cylas must have told them to stop us from reaching him.
Apple Bloom: Thomlight, ther' friends of ours. Ther' the Dinobots. Ther' ancient Autobot warriors. Optimus covinced them to help us stop Lockdown, a Decepticon bounty hunter.
Thomlight: Oh. Listen, Dinobots. We need your help. My mother has been kidnapped by Cylas and we need to save her. Will you accept our friendship and help us?
Grimlock: [snarls in agreement]
Thomlight: Alright. Thanks.
Nyx: Well, let's get going.
[Thomlight hops on to Grimlock's back and the other foals climb onto the other Dinobots. Nyx jumps on to Grimlock with Thomlight]
Thomlight: Why don't you tell about these guys on the way there, Nyx?
[Grimlock starts to set off and growls to the other Dinobots]
Thomlight: Alright. Let's move!
[The Dinobots and the foals continue to Cylas' lair and reach the Hoover Dam]
Snowdrop: Thomlight, it's getting pretty late. [yawns] Do you think we should rest here for the night?
Thomlight: Yeah. [yawns] Let's call it a night. We'll get there in the morning.
Apple Bloom: What's the matter, Nyx?
Nyx: I'm still worried about Mom. I still don't know if Cylas has done anything bad to her yet.
Skyla: Neither do we. But it's obivous that he hasn't done it yet.
Babs Seed: Well, whatever he's plannin', we need to stop it.
Thomlight: You're right, Babs. But for now, we need to get some rest.
Skyla: Yeah. [yawns] He's right.
Thomlight: You and your Dinobot pals better rest up too. You don't want to be too tired for tomorrow.
Grimlock: [snarls in agreement and plods off]
[the other Dinobots follow him]
Nyx: Thomlight, Grimlock knows our mom.
Thomlight: He does?
Nyx: Yeah. Remember what Apple Bloom told you?
Thomlight: I think I missed some of it.
Nyx: Well, maybe you can ask her how Grimlock and the Dinobots know our mom in the morning.
Thomlight: Good night, Nyx. [to Grimlock] Good night, Grimlock.
Grimlock: [snarls "Good Night"]
Thomlight: [looks into the distance] Good night, Mom. Wherever you are right now. [falls asleep]
[they all fall asleep]
[In Thomlight's dream]
Thomlight: [is walking around and then he sees Twilight] Mom, what are you doing here?
Twilight: Thomlight. I knew that you and Nyx wanted me back. And I knew you would come and get me.
Thomlight: But Mom, I don't know where you are right now.
Twilight: You do, Thomlight. I'm at Cylas' lair and you know what will happen to me if you don't hurry.
Thomlight: I know, Mom. I'll be there as soon as possible.
Twilight: Okay, Thomlight. Have you met the Dinobots?
Thomlight: Yes, they're with us right now.
Twilight: And did Apple Bloom tell you about them?
Thomlight: Yeah. But Mom, I'm scared. This is my first adventure.
Twilight: You can do it, sweetheart. I know you can.
Thomlight: I know, Mom. You tell me everyday.
Twilight: I have to go now. But I will see you again when you reach Cylas' lair.
Thomlight: No, Mom. Wait. I have a question still.
Twilight: Bye, Thomlight. [gallops off and disappears]
Thomlight: Mom! Mom, wait!
[back in reality]
Nyx: What's wrong, Thomlight?
Thomlight: Mom. I saw her in my dream.
Nyx: Mom? But Mom's at Cylas' lair.
Skyla: So, you can't have seen her in your dream.
Thomlight: But I did.
Skyla: Yeah. What she said.
Thomlight: In my dream, I was walking around and I saw Mom. She told me about how I would come and get her and she said that she knew I could it.
Skyla: Did she ask you about the Dinobots?
Thomlight: Yeah. She did. And she told me to be careful.
Skyla: Well, at least you saw her again.
Thomlight: True, but we better get some sleep. Good night.
Nyx: Good night, Thomlight.
Skyla: Good night, Thomlight.
[they fall back asleep]
Thomlight: [wakes up again] Psst. Nyx!
Nyx: [wakes up] What?
Thomlight: Do you think that Mom knows that we are worried about her?
Nyx: I don't know. Can we talk about this in the morning?
Thomlight: Sure. Good night.
Nyx: Good night.
[they both fall back to sleep]
Thomlight: Mom, wherever you are right now, please.
[we fade out of this scene and into the next]
Thomlight: [voice echoes] Be safe!