For the next few days, the Cutie Mark Crusaders practiced magic using Sweetie Belle's magical skills. After she mastered lifting single objects, she started lifting multiple objects at once. She then moved on to moving single objects around in the air, then multiple objects. After one month, Sweetie Belle seemed to have mastered the beginning basics of how to use magic.
After the month of training, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom were walking through Ponyville, ready and willing to showcase Sweetie's magic abilities. "This has been an awesome month!" Scootaloo exclaimed.
"Yah! Sweetie Belle has learned so much!" Apple Bloom added. "We'll git our cutie marks fer magic in no time!"
Sweetie Belle blushed. "Awww, thanks, you guys. I hope the others will think I'm just as good at using magic as you do!"
"Ah'm sure they will!"
"How could they not?"
Sweetie Belle smiled at hearing her friend's encouraging words.
The girls then arrived at the town fountain, where Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Twilight were talking with each other.
"Hey, sis!" Sweetie Belle shouted. "I'm finally done with my magic training! Now I can show you and everypony else how good I've gotten at magic!"
Rarity slightly turned her head towards Sweetie Belle, but her eyes were still fixed towards Rainbow and Twilight. "Yes, Sweetie Belle, that sounds marvelous, but I'm busy conversing with Rainbow and Twilight about our plans for the day."
"Awww, come on! It won't take that long! I really want to show you how great I am at using magic now!"
Rarity sighed and then turned around and faced Sweetie Belle, "Look, Sweetie Belle, I'm sure you use magic fairly well, but—"
"I don't do it "fairly well", I do it great!"
"She's right!" Scootaloo added. "We've seen her use her magic, and it's really cool how good she is at it!"
"Yeah! She's one of the best unicorns in Ponyville!"
"Now hold on, girls," Twilight said as she walked up to them, "Don't you think you might be getting a bit ahead of yourselves?"
"She's right," Rainbow Dash said. "Just because you three say Sweetie Belle is really good at magic, it doesn't mean she's one of the best."
"Indeed," Rarity added. "After all, Sweetie Belle, you are just a filly, so you can't be expected to be that good at magic already."
"Ohhh! You never give me a chance to prove I'm good at something!" Sweetie Belle then stormed off, along with Apple Bloom and Scootaloo.
"Well!" Rarity said, exasperated. "That seemed like a bit much! I mean, we all know that they just aren't good at trying to get cutie marks, right?"
"Exactly," Rainbow Dash replied. "And they especially can't get ones for magic."
"I hate to sound pessimistic," Twilight added. "but I have to agree. They are much too inexperienced. Especially after that whole incident with the mail."
"Well, I'm glad you both agree," Rarity looked back at Sweetie Belle and the others still walking away. "I just wish that they would, too."
"It's not fair!!" Sweetie Belle shouted as she, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo were still storming through Ponyville.
"I know!!" shouted Scootaloo.
"They don't think we can do anything just because we're so little!" shouted Apple Bloom.
"They don't even give us a chance!"
"Well, we're just going to have to show them that we can use magic just as good as any unicorn!" Scootaloo exclaimed.
"But how are we gonna do that?" asked Apple Bloom.
"I'm not sure..." Scootaloo sat down to think, and the other girls stopped walking so they could think, too. "It has to be something that will impress them."
"Somethin' that nopony here in town has seen before."
"Something that will show them what we can really do..."
Suddenly, Sweetie Belle's eyes lit up. "I got it!" she exclaimed.
"What?" Scootaloo and Apple Bloom both asked in unison.
"...well, I don't know a spell to impress everypony, but I do know that we can find one in one of Twilight's books!"
"Hey, yeah, you're right!"
"We should git on over to Twilight's right away!"
"Okay! Let's go!" Sweetie Belle exclaimed; then she, Scootaloo, and Apple Bloom then raced off to Twilight's house as fast as they could.