Rainbow Dash was utterly befuddled. She didn’t know WHAT to think about what she witnessed the previous day. Spike is in love with Twilight?! He guessed that wasn’t too surprising though, growing up with her and all... But he KISSED her!
Rainbow’s mind was doing cartwheels and going in all kinds of directions at the speed of a sonic rainboom. She didn’t know exactly when she decided it was a good idea, but somewhere in her brain full of buck she decided that she had to get the entire circle of friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t know it, but her intentions were not all unselfish. Deep inside her unconscious mind she harbored feelings for a filly named Scootaloo, and she knew if Twilight and Spike can make things work... Who knows? With mixed intentions, she made her way to Sugarcube Corner. Who better to organize any social gathering (even if this was just really a meeting or get together, or whatever...) than Pinkie Pie?
Walking into Sugarcube Corner, a bell ringing to announce her arrival, Rainbow Dash found herself staring into the aquamarine eyes of a pink pony with a comically wide smile plastered on her face. The overly energetic earth pony seemed to vibrate with pure unadulterated joy, for no apparent reason what so ever. “What brings you here, Dashy washy? Didja come for some of super ultra tasty sugary sweet treats?” The pink pony spoke out in a speed that would have seemed unnatural coming from any other pony. (Not that anything about that particular pony can be classified as “natural”.)
“No Pinkie Pie, for once I did not come for a dose of carbohydrates and saturated fats. I actually came because I need to you to help me get everypony together.”
“Ooh, you mean like a party? I can totally do a party, I mean, like nopony can party like this puffy pink party pony!”
“No, not quite a party Pinkie... More like a get together. Just our circle of friends, and Spike. We have to discuss something that only the seven can hear.”
“Oh, you mean like a shindig then? Ok then, I’ll get started on our super secretive shindig straightaway!”
“Thanks Pinkie, but please don’t go too far with your sarsaparilla fuelled shenanigans...”
“Don’t you worry Dashie, everything will be okie dokie lokie!”
“See you later Pinks.”
With that Dash flew off, and something inside the pink pony clicked. As she started on the preparations of the shindig, the laws of magic physics where repeatedly broken. How she managed to somehow be at two places at once, appearing in front of the oven moments after being upside down on the roof putting up decorations apparently without any teleportation spell (which would be impossible for an earth pony to perform in the first place) was beyond any reasonable explanation. It was quite clear the pink pony either didn’t know about the laws of magic physics, or couldn’t care less about them.
Meanwhile, Spike was making his way back to Ponyville, with Applebloom in tow.
“So ya’ll went and fell in love with Twilight?! I cannot BELIEVE how amazing this is!”
“Yea... I just hope that she will accept me. I really don’t think I’d be able to handle her rejecting me. I mean, Rarity’s rejection never really phased me much, but Twilight is special to me.”
“I hear ya Spike. Hey, would you like me to help out?”
“Uh, yea... Thanks but no thanks. I don’t want anything like the last hearts and hooves day escapade to happen.”
“Oh yea, I kinda forgot ‘bout that. I guess it ain’t a very good idea to meddle in other ponies love lives, ‘specially if magical potions are involved.”
“Yea, I know, potions can be tricky. Direct unicorn magic seems to be much safer. Zecora seems to know what she is doing though, fixed a horrible case of cutie pox if I remember correctly.”
“Eh, I guess potions really ain’t my thing.”
“You know what they say about sex, potions, and pegasus music...”
The two continued to idly chat until they found themselves in the Ponyville town square. The two parted ways, Applebloom going to visit Sweetie Belle, and Spike heading back to the library. He was quite nervous to see Twilight again, since it would be the first time they saw each other since, well, the event. But, lucky for him, he wasn’t going to meet Twilight just yet. A certain pink pony suddenly appeared from nowhere in particular, to elicit a surprised gasp from the purple dragon, accompanied by a big green flame. Pinkie was ash black, but didn’t seem to be hurt in any way, her pearly white smile still as wide as ever. The black colour of her face just succeeded in making her teeth smile stand out even more than usual. If such a thing existed in Equestria, she would have been the spitting image of the Cheshire Cat.
“Damn Pinkie, you nearly gave me a heart attack!”
“That is just silly you silly, you must’ve got some heart burn, not a heart attack!”
“You’ve got some fire in your heart Spikey!”
“Say what now?”
“Hey, you’re invited to a party tonight, or more like a get together, a regular shindig!”
“Whoa there, slow down. What is this about a party?”
“Not a party you silly, a shindig, I guess that is kind of like a party, but Rainbow said it’s not a party, but I guess it is something like a party but not a party so it is another kind of party I call a shindig! That is kind of like a party that isn’t a party that mfmhffhmnh...”
Spike’s brain was overheating at this point, and as a defense against brain damage he just stuck his fist in Pinkie’s mouth and waited for his brain to cool down. After bracing himself, he took back his claw.
“... so it’s going to be at Sugarcube Corner at seven and you gotta come. Oh, and will you help me and get all these invitations out. I need to tell Applejack and Rarity and Rainbow Dash, oh wait, she knows already, and Fluttershy and Twilight and Pinkie Pie, oh wait, that is me silly, I’m such a silly.”
“Ok, sure Pinkie, I’ll let everyone know. But do you mind going to tell Applejack and Twilight, I just walked all the way from Sweet Apple Acres and I wouldn’t like to walk back, and I won’t be able to get back to the library in time after telling Fluttershy and Rarity.”
“That is all righty with me! I guess I’ll see you at the party. Or the party that isn’t really a party and more like a get together shindig thingy...”
Spike made his escape while Pinkie was distracted by her own rambling. That pony sure could overload a dragon’s senses! He was quite happy with the excuse to avoid Twilight till that evening, even though he could have easily made it back to the library before the “shindig” or whatever Pinkie called it. He knew it would be easy enough to burn up the time at Fluttershy’s place, and Rarity was quite gifted in the art lengthy gossiping sessions. All in all, he knew that he would easily occupy himself till seven o'clock...