Rainbow Dash stared at Pinkie.
Pinkie giggled. "Sorry Dashie, I couldn't resist playing along, you're not dreaming."
"Buh... I have to be! I have giant wings!"
"You have giant pink wings!"
Pinkie nodded more fiercely. "Yeppers!"
"You used magic!"
Pinkie smiled. "I know wasn't it cool?"
"I used magic!"
Pinkie frowned "That's a tough one to explain. Here, it's easier to show you."
Pinkie glanced about. "Ah! See that big fluffy cloud?"
"Sure! Anyway, watch!"
Pinkie looked at the cloud, her horned glowed a soft pink. Soon, the cloud was a huge replica of Gummy.
Pinkie grinned broadly. "Okay! Now ask me how I did it!"
"How did you do it?"
"No idea!" Pinkie somehow smiled even more widely.
Dash facehoofed. "Pinkie, why would you say it's tough to explain then?"
"Well have you ever tried to explain something you don't understand yourself? Like, how do you stand on clouds? How do you even fly when pegasus wings are so small? Look at the birds, their wings are about the same size as their body! Why is the word kumquat so funny? Why doesn't anypony take my questions seriously?"
Dash mulled that over. "Okay, fair enough. So you don't know how, do you know what you did to make that happen?"
"I told the cloud to make itself look like Gummy!"
"You... just... told it?"
"Like you told me to tell the wind to let me pass through it, and push me along?"
Dash looked up and barked orders to the sky. "Okay clouds, gather up single file!"
Pinkie giggled. "Not like that silly filly! You think real hard about what you want something to do, and it happens!"
Dash looked skeptical. "Sounds kinda nerdy, I've never been a mare who thinks a lot, I'm more about action you know?" She flexed her front legs to show off her muscles.
"Well that's how it works, at least that's how I made it work for me, I look at stuff and think and it happens!"
Dash looked at a nice wispy Cirrus high in the atmosphere. She thought about what she wanted it it do. The words "Rainbow Dash is the best pony!" showed clearly in the sky in mile wide letters.
Pinkie giggled loudly when she saw the words. "See Dashie? Easy!"
Rainbow gaped. "Easy peasy one two threesy..." was just barely audible.
Pinkie grinned again. "So you wanna race again Dashie? I really love flying with you. Or we could go pranking ponies again! Oooooo! I wanna see if I can make a cloud that makes chocolate rain! Hold on a second!"
Pinkie Pie looked at a cloud floating past her. Her horn glowed. The cloud turned dark and started raining frogs.
"Oopsie! I was thinking about the time Twilight was running from a hydra and how the water kinda looked like chocolate milk and all those frogs were there because Fluttershy brought them there to live and MMPHMPHUHMPH" Dash had heard enough and had shoved a hoof in Pinkie's mouth.
"Pinkie you just made frogs fall from the sky, we need to catch them or Fluttershy will be really upset, do you know how hard it is to splint a frog's leg?!"
Pinkie looked down, her horn glowed. A giant fluffy pillow materialized in the middle of town square. The Mayor was going to have a fit.
Dash nodded. "Okay no squashed frogs now, but maybe you could stop the cloud from raining frogs to begin with?"
"Oh yeah!" Pinkie looked at the cloud, it turned white and fluffy and drifted away.
"You sure I'm not dreaming?"
"Well... pretty sure, unless we're in the same dream anyway. That would be fun too! I usually dream about mountains of sugar though, this doesn't look much like my dream, do you want to see my dream Dashie?"
Dash ignored that for the moment, and thought for a bit, it kind of hurt. It was like stretching a muscle that, while healthy enough, did not see much use. She finally found an idea that she liked.
"So, pranking eh?" Dash grinned.
Celestia was just getting to the good part.
"So using our combined magics we remade the world for the sixteenth time that day, but then Discord sent his hordes of flying monkeys at us, we fended them off for days with our allies-" She broke off when Luna tapped her.
"Sister, I know you're enjoying detailing the War of Chaos versus Harmony, but I've been doing some calculations." She gestured to her abacus. "We have here two elements of Harmony, both newly made Alicorns in the same day. There is a ninety three point three three (repeating of course) percent chance we have four others to concern ourselves with. Now Fluttershy and Rarity hardly strike me as worrisome. Fluttershy is a reserved pony, she will likely be too busy with her animal friends to even concern herself with anything that has happened to her. Rarity on the other hoof, well let's be frank she would be far more concerned with updating her wardrobe to fit her new body shape. That being said, I recall Pinkie and Rainbow Dash as being quite fond of pranks. I think we may have trouble on our hooves if we don't go check on them."
Just then a member of the royal guard knocked, upon entering he addressed the princesses with a panicked look on his face.
"Your majesties, I am uncertain how, but it seems Discord has escaped! His statue remains unchanged, we had that checked when reports came in. However, we have received reports of raining frogs and a giant pillow in Ponyville. Furthermore, the Griffon ambassador reports clouds forming the words "Ponies rule griffons drool!" over their lands, they are most upset. Also there is a giant toothless alligator rampaging in Sweet Apple Acres. Finally the Equestrian mail service has been flooded with what seem to be party invitations addressed to everypony currently alive in Equestria!"
The princesses looked at each other and sighed heavily.