You need to deal with this book, sure. But Twilight's not going to be distracted from her speech and it's going to bug you all day if you don't find out what's going on with the weird pink pony. You trot off to the bushes, encouraged by a massive grin from her, and try to ignore Rainbow's pointed mutterings about pegasi forgetting to sign in as you pass her.
As soon as you get close enough to the bushes, a pink hoof stretches out, grabs you around the neck and drags you in.
"Hi Raindrops!" she says in an exaggerated whisper. "Are you super excited about your Wrap Up? And your giant weird book? I am! I even made cupcakes for you! But I didn't know-"
"Whoa there- hey, it's Pinkie, right? You helped Thunderlane with my birthday party last year." You thought you'd recognised her! Pinkie's a decent sort, you guess, even if she could do with cutting back on the caffeine a little. Maybe a lot. She certainly seems pleased that you remember her.
"I sure did! That was such a great party, wasn't it? See, Thunderlane knew you liked spicy food more than sweet food so he didn't think you'd want a cake at all, but who doesn't want a cake at their very own birthday party? So then I thought what if a cake could be sweet and spicy all at the same time! So I did some experiments and-"
"Pinkie, what in the hay am I doing in the bushes? If you just wanted to reminisce you could have come round for a cup of tea sometime. I've already lost out on all the good jobs!"
"Oh, don't worry about that, silly. Rainbow's one of my best friends and I head up the ice skating team! I'll let her know about it and we can hang out all day long! This is much more important than that." Suddenly, her demeanour changs as she brings out a tray of three cupcakes, pushing them in front of her. She looks genuinely serious. That's a little unsettling- you don't think you've ever actually seen her serious before. If she can really pull strings with the boss and get you on the ice skating team though, that'd be neat. You like to skate but you've never been on duty for it before- pegasi are usually given flight-only jobs.
"These are special made-to-match-your-day cupcakes, Raindrops. See, I didn't know what kind of very special day you wanted, so you can have one of these, but only one, and then your day should match up. If I cooked them right. This is going to be the most special Winter Wrap Up for you and your book ever!" Now she's back to her usual bouncy self, grinning furiously and waving at the cupcakes in front of her.
They're all different. The first one has a heart design etched into the top, and icing the same colour and consistency as cotton candy. The second one has no design at all, and icing as grey as a thunderhead. The third one has multicoloured icing, and a little balloon floating from a tiny string on the top of it.
"Go on! Pick the cupcake that'll match your day!" Pinkie encourages you.
This is so weird.
To go for the grey cupcake, Click here for chapter 15.
To eat the balloon cupcake, Click here for chapter 34.
To eat the- hang on a minute. How could she have known you'd have a big weird book today? Something fishy's going on here. To interrogate Pinkie about the book, Click here for chapter 17.
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