Spike was lying on his bed, thinking about all that had happened that day. He wasn’t sure if he should write about it, due to the risk of Twilight accidentally, or purposely, finding it in his journal. ‘Maybe I do like her’ he thought, ‘No! I can’t like her. She’s my best friend and that’s it.’
Suddenly, Spike heard the sound of hoofsteps from outside of the room. The little dragon quickly regained his composure just as Twilight trotted through the doorway. “Hey Spike,” she said in her usual happy tone.
Instantly the little dragon sat up and looked over to her. “Oh hey Twi. What is it?”
The lavender mare’s expression turned somewhat unamused. “Why does there have to be something? Can’t I just say hi to my best friend?”
“Yeah, of course you can, but there is something isn’t there?”
“Uhhhh, that’s not the point.”
Spike let out a slight chuckle. “What is it?”
“Well I was wondering if you could go to Sugar Cube Corner and pick up some cupcakes.”
Spike tilted his head a little. “Why did you buy cupcakes?”
The lavender mare just shrugged. “I thought you might like some.”
“For me? Twilight you didn’t have to do that.”
“Um, they’re for me too you know.”
The little dragon’s cheeks began to turn a bright crimson. “Yeah, I knew that.”
Twilight giggled softly. “So, do you think you could go get them?”
“Sure thing!” said Spike as he began towards the door.
The lavender mare smiled faintly. “Thanks Spike.”
As Spike walked down the streets of Ponyville, he continued to ponder his thoughts. However they only seemed to be pointing to one conclusion; a conclusion which Spike intended to fight with every fiber of his being.
‘No, I can’t like her!’ he thought, ‘If she even found out that I was thinking this she’d probably never want to see me again. I mean she’d probably hate me forever! I can never tell her about any of this!’
Suddenly Spike heard a loud crash. “Hey Spikey!” called a familiar voice.
The little dragon quickly looked over to see Pinkie Pie standing at the doors of Sugar Cube Corner. While Spike thought to himself, he must have missed the bakery completely.
“Oh hey Pinkie,” replied Spike.
“Well come on in Spike! I’ve got Twilight’s cupcakes all frosted and ready to go!”
Twilight was sitting in the middle of the library with her quill and journal levitating in front of her. She thought a moment about what she was going to write, then after a few more seconds, she began to mark away at the page.
Today has been rather odd, to say the least. To begin with, Spike has been acting rather strange around me. He seems to be scared or very nervous, especially right after he wakes up. I believe he may be having bad dreams or something along those lines, but I’m not entirely sure if that’s it. I’ll try to get more out of him, so I can try to help him out. After all I think I have a few books on dreams, if that is what the problem turns out to be.”
“Well here’s your cupcakes!” exclaimed a cheerful mare as she handed Spike a small plain white box.
The young dragon happily took it from her. “Thanks Pinkie.”
“Don’t mention it!”
“Okay,” replied Spike as he began towards the door. However just before he walked of the store, he turned back to Pinkie. “Hey Pinkie Pie, could I talk to you about something?”
The young dragon began to walk back to the counter. “But I need you to keep it a secret.”
“Promise me you won’t tell anypony.”
“I Pinkie Pie promise! See? Watch! Cross my heart and hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye!” she said as she did the motions of the promise.
“Okay… I keep having weird dreams about Twilight.”
The pink mare tilted her head slightly. “What kind of dreams?”
Spike began to blush. “Uhhh, the kind where we’re… Together.”
Pinkie Pie put a hoof to her chin. “Well you used to always be together, so why are you so worried about it Spikey?”
“Um, not that kind of together.”
Pinkie’s eyes widened and her mouth threatened to drop. “Oh.”
“I just really need someone to talk to so I know what the hay is going on. And I can’t go to Twilight about this, so can you please help me?”
“Um, I’ll try Spike.”
“Thank you so much Pinkie! I just want to know why I keep having them.”
“Oh! Well that’s simple Spikey! Do you have a crush on her?”
“Um, I don’t know.”
“You don’t know! How can you not know! Knowing if you have a crush on somepony should be one of the easiest things to know!”
“Well, I’m not sure if I like her and I’m not sure if I don’t like her…”
“Ohhhhh! I see! You’re in the fifty fifty kinda kinda situation!”
Spike tilted his head in confusion. “Huh?”
“It means that you’ll know soon enough!”
“Duh! With your heart silly! You’re on the verge of having a crush on her and also not having a crush on her! Sooner or later you’ll get a push in the right direction and then you’ll know for sure!”
“Oh, that actually, kind of, makes since.”
“Well your auntie Pinkie Pie said it, so of course it makes sense!”
Spike began to smile somewhat “Thanks Pinkie. But remember, don’t tell anypony. Okay?”
“My lips are sealed! But let me know when you two are dating so I can throw the biggest party yet!”
The little dragon shot the pink mare a rather unamused look. “Pinkie, I’m not even sure that I like her, so slow down.”
The young dragon then turned and began for the door, but before he left he looked back to Pinkie Pie once more. “Just don’t tell anypony. Ever.”
“Oh don’t worry Spikey! You can trust Pinkie Pie!”
As Spike walked down the streets of Ponyville, he noticed that the sky was beginning to grow dark. Not wanting to give Twilight reason to worry, the little dragon began to quicken his pace. ‘I wonder why Twilight wanted cupcakes’ he thought, ‘I know that she said they were for me and all, but why? Wait! Could she be doing this because she has a crush on me? Wait a second; don’t get ahead of yourself Spike. She did it because you’re her best friend.”
“Yoo hoo!” called a feminine voice.
The little dragon quickly turned to see a white unicorn approaching him. “What is it Rarity?” he asked, sounding a tad bit annoyed.
“Spikey, I was wondering why you didn’t show up today.”
‘I didn’t show up because you’re an insensitive jerk!’ he thought. “Oh I’m sorry Rarity, but I just need to help Twilight. That’s all.”
“Oh that’s perfectly fine deary. Might I ask when you’ll be coming back?”
‘Never!’ he thought. “Oh I’m not sure. Twilight does have a lot of work to do.”
“I completely understand. Just let me know when you’re ready.”
Spike opened the door to the library, just as the last few beams of sunlight vanished over the horizon. He was rather glad to be home, mostly because he didn’t feel like seeing anymore ponies for the rest of the day; well any except for Twilight that is.
Spike closed the door behind him and looked around. “Twilight, I’m back!” he announced.
The lavender mare trotted out of the kitchen and smiled at her scaly friend. “What took you so long? I was starting to get worried.”
Spike began to walk towards her and replied “Oh, I’m sorry Twi. Pinkie and I had a little conversation and then I ran into rarity.”
Twilight’s eyes widened slightly, in a questioning manor. “You did? What did you two say?”
“Oh nothing much. She was just asking when I’d come back.”
“Well what did you tell her?”
“I told her that I’d come back when I finished helping you around the library… So start giving me work! Please!”
The lavender unicorn giggled softly. “We’ll see, but right now I want cupcakes.”
“Me too,” agreed Spike as he looked down at the box he was holding.
The little dragon walked past Twilight and placed the box onto the table, but before he tore into it, he went over to the sink and washed his hands. In the time it took him to do that, Twilight had already opened the box and was munching away.
“Geeze Twi. I guess you weren’t kidding.”
Twilight let out a faint giggle. “What? I was hungry.”
As the little dragon walked over to the table, he saw that three out of the six cupcakes had several diamond sprinkles and sapphire shavings atop them. “Wow Twilight. How much did that cost you?”
Twilight just threw a hoof forward. “Don’t worry about it Spike. Just enjoy them.”
The little dragon shrugged as he sat down. “Will do!”
Twilight swallowed the cupcake she was eating, and looked over at Spike. “So, do you have any ideas on who you might want to go out with?”
Spike almost choked on his cupcake when he heard this. “Uhhh, sort of, but not really…”
The lavender mare tilted her head slightly. “Sort of but not really? What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Um, it means I’m not sure-ish.”
“Uhhhh, okaaay. So who is it?”
“Uhhhhhhhh, no pony.”
“Oh come on Spike you can tell me.”
The young dragon could feel his cheeks beginning to grow warm, but before Twilight could notice, he jumped out of his chair and quickly said “Hey, look at the time! I’m pretty tired! I think I’m going to call it an early night! Good night Twilight!”
“But I…” Before Twilight could get another word in Spike darted up the stairs. “That was… Weird.”
Spike was lying under the sheets of his bed with his head buried into his pillow. ‘Oh good god!’ he thought, ‘She must know that I have a crush on her now! But I don’t! But I do! But… I don’t know.’
Suddenly Spike heard the sound of hoofsteps outside of the room. “Spike?” asked Twilight in a sympathetic tone, “Are you still awake?”
The little dragon quickly closed his eyes and let out a light snoring noise.
“I guess I’ll take that as a no.”
As Spike laid there motionless, he could hear his lavender friend climbing into bed. ‘Great’ he thought, ‘Now I really do have to go to sleep.’
“Spike, I don’t know if you can hear me, but I’m sorry. If you don’t want to tell me who it is that’s okay. Good night Spike.”
The little dragon wanted to say good night back, as well as several other things, but he just remained still. He assumed that it would be easier to face her in the morning.
Then, all of a sudden, it was almost as if a light bulb had gone off in Spike’s head. ‘If I heard her right, she doesn’t think it’s her! Thank god!’ he thought.
Spike continued to think of Twilight’s words, as well as many other things about her, for a while after that. However, after a short while, his thoughts began to slow and soon after, his dreams began to take hold.
Spike was sitting next to Twilight on a bench, somewhere in Ponyville Park, just smiling at her.
“You know what I’ve never really noticed?” asked Spike.
“What?” replied Twilight.
The young dragon slowly extended a hand and brushed part of Twilight’s mane out of her face. “How beautiful your eyes are.”
All the lavender unicorn could do was smile and blush.
“Really, I swear it’s like looking into the most beautiful night sky that you can imagine. Or like looking into the deepest and most pristine ocean in all of Equestria.”
Twilight’s eyes began to fill with tears as she listened. “Spike, that was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.”
The young dragon smiled and placed a hand onto one of Twilight’s hooves. “It’s only the truth.”
Twilight sniffled a little and wrapped her forelegs around her scaly friend. “I love you Spike.”
In turn, the little dragon wrapped his arms around the lavender mare. “I love you too Twilight.”
Slowly Spike began to open his eyes to see a sleeping Twilight lying in her bed. The young dragon groggily sat up in his and continued to look over at her. She had a slight smile on her face, which caused Spike to return one.
“I can’t fight this anymore. I do like Twilight.”