61w, 4dWriting Gold
Spike’s Journal Entry 1
So Twilight gave me this journal for my birthday. She said something about writing more will increase my vocabulary…Better than another book, I guess. But after a Pinkie-party all day, I’m just going to go straight to bed. Hopefully Twi won’t be too mad that I’m not writing much.
Spike’s Journal Entry 2
Today, Twilight, Applejack and I helped Fluttershy with a “situation” she was having with one of her rabbits. When I first saw the poor bunny, she looked like she was in pain, and really fat. When I asked what she ate, Fluttershy explained “Oh no, she’s not fat, she has little baby bunnies inside her”
“What, she ate the bunnies?”
“Nah, silly, she’s just pregnant is all. That’s why we’re here, she’s justa ‘bout to go into labor.” AJ explained to me.
After that, Twilight explained what “pregnant” means. She explained that’s how babies are made, because rabbits can’t lay eggs like dragons do. So Twilight used some new spell to keep the bunny comfortable while Apple Jack and Fluttershy talked to the bunny mommy until it was over. And they looked so cu—I mean... they were really fluffy baby bunnies. There must have been at t least 10 of them! It was an amazing thing to watch. It made me think how I was hatched in an egg; I thought that’s how all the animals were born.
After that, Pinkie Pie came over with some birthday cake for the baby bunnies. Carrot cake!
Spike’s Journal Entry 3
Today Rarity needed more help with finding gemstones for her latest order. I was so excited to spend the day alone with the most beautiful mare in all of Equestria… but we weren’t alone! Sweetie Belle also came to spend time with her sister. So we three went to the base of the mountains, and began digging up the gems. We had almost all the precious stones we needed before lunch, so Sweetie Belle surprised everyone when she pulled a picnic basket from behind a tree and yelled “Lunchtime everypony!”
“Oh Sweetie Belle darling, when did you have time to put together such an impressive lunch?” asked Rarity. “Nothing is burnt, either…” she added under her breath.
“Well, yesterday Scootaloo and I went to Apple Bloom’s house to try our hooves at cooking food. CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS MASTER CHEFS!!” she added in her Cutie-Mark-Crusader-yell. “When we were finished, we each took some food, and I put it in this basket for you, sister!” She then gave her sister a huge hug. “Oh, and you too Spike!”
I thanked her, but I was fine with the gemstones Rarity gave to me for all my hard work. But as we ate, I saw how much the two ponies loved each other. I wish I had a brother or sister. As an egg, you don’t really get to know your siblings, and even if I was hatched in a cave with other dragons, they would probably have flown off already in search of their own cave.
But a brother would be so cool! Another guy to hang out with, because while I love spending time with Twilight and all her friends, they are ponies, and they do girly pony stuff all the time! Bleh!
Spike’s Journal Entry 4
Rainbow Dash asked me a strange question today—if I consider Twilight my mom. It took me a while to answer her, because I don’t really know. She’s definitely a big part of my life; she was the first pony I saw when I was hatched. She cared for me, raised me, and kept me safe. But I don’t think of her as my mom. She’s like a distant sister. She does everything for me and loves me, but we are just too… different. She likes grass and flowers, I love gemstones. She loves to dress up; I enjoy sports and getting muddy. I love to sleep and she is always trying to wake me up from my naps. I told Dash that Twilight was like a sister to me, but now I’m wondering how much of a sister she really can be. Even with all my friends here, I’m starting to feel that I don’t quite belong.
Spike’s Journal Entry 5
Today was okay, I guess…Apple Jack had some of her family over to discuss the upcoming Applebuck season. But I had no idea that a pony could have such a HUGE family! It was packed like it was when Twilight and I first came here for the Summer Sun Celebration. We got to meet all the cousins and aunts and uncles… do I have any cousins? I never even got to meet my parents, being a dragon egg and all. And I know Twilight is like a big sister to me, but what if I didn’t have Twilight Sparkle in my life? Would I even have a family? friends? Even now, I’m not like normal dragons. By now I should have my own cave and a hoard, but I don’t. I mean, I came pretty close last year on my birthday… thankfully Rarity stopped me. But where are my mom and dad? Are they out there? Do they even know about me? Do they care?
Spike closed his journal before pulling the covers over his head. His mind was racing over the last few questions he silently asked himself while writing. As he drifted into an uncomfortable sleep, he couldn’t stop asking “Who am I? Where do I belong? Where are my parents? Do they love me?”