“The Grand Galloping Gala!” The girls cheered as Spike burped again.
“Look, two tickets.” Spike said holding the tickets.
“Wow, great! I’ve never been to the gala. Have you, Spike?” Twilight asked as she nuzzled Spike.
“No, and I plan to keep it that way. I don’t want any of that girly frilly frou-frou nonsense.” Spike said pretending to make himself throw up.
“Aw, come on Spike. A dance would be nice.” Twilight said like a mother would a child.
Applejack was about to say something when I stopped her. “AJ let me stop you before you give Twilight your story.” I said teleporting in between the two but landing on my head, not fully in control of my magic.
“You okay Sans?” Twilight asked using her magic to put me on my feet again.
“Yeah. I just need to get more control over my magic.” I say as Applejack eyes me questioningly.
“How did’ja know that Ah was gonna tell Twilight why Ah wanted to go to the Gala?” It seems like she’s glaring daggers into my eyes.
“I plea the 5th.” I say blurt out. Applejack, Twilight, and Spike blink like they’re confused. “Shit... I forgot this isn’t the U.S.”
“What’s the fifth?” Twilight asks pulling out her quill and notepad.
“Back where I come from, we had a Bill of Rights. I used the fifth amendment which states that it protects a person from being compelled to be a witness against himself in a criminal case, or in this case, I have the right to keep myself from being questioned.” I say as Applejack smirks.
“But we’re not in the US, are we?” She says as I remember that the Bill of Rights don’t protect me anymore.
“Your are right, but...” I say before sensing Rainbow Dash in the tree above us. I look up. “Hey Dashie.” She scowls at me.
“Rainbow. Dash.” She says glaring at me before noticing the Grand Galloping Gala tickets. “Are you talking about the Grand Galloping Gala?”
Applejack glares at Rainbow. “Rainbow Dash. You told me you were too busy to help me harvest apples. What were you busy doing? Spyin’?”
Rainbow Dash sheepishly smiles before giving her two cents. “No, I was busy napping, and I just happened to see that you have an extra ticket?”
“Rainbow. You’re reason to go to the Gala is almost as bad as Applejack’s...” I say out loud with out noticing that she didn’t tell Twilight and Applejack.
They eye each other thinking that I know something. The girls huddle and whisper to each other before Twilight’s horn lights up as they turn towards me.
“Would you look at my wrist... It’s time for me to go.” I start running. I look back just in time to see Dash fly right into me.
She crashes into me forcing me onto the ground. “Spill it! How do you know what AJ and I were thinking!?”
“Short Cut Time!” I shouted as I phase through the ground, practically disappearing and reappearing near Fluttershy’s quaint little cottage. “I need to keep all this knowledge to myself. I can’t risk changing the future.” I say placing my hand on my forehead. “As long as I can avoid the question, I’ll be fine.” I mutter to myself before entering the cottage, noticing that the cream colored Pegasus, the little demon rabbit, and the tall skeleton we’re not here. “Aw crap... Fluttershy’s probably walking Angel and Max must’ve went with them... Which means that Twilight is talking with..." I phase through the floor and lands near Twilight and Spike as Pinkie finishes her little song and dance routine.
"Oh thank you, Twilight, it's the most wonderful-est gift ever!!" Pinkie exclaimed as she hugged the lavender pony.
"Um, actually..." Twilight strained to reply the the energetic pink pony as the Alabaster White pony of Spike's dreams showed up. She gasped as the gazed upon the two golden tickets in Spike's claws.
"Are these what I think they are?" Rarity inquired as she picked up the tickets with her magic.
"Uh..." Twilight didn't get a chance to answer as I went over and grabbed the tickets.
"Rarity, Pinkie. Seeing as you two can be ponies of reason. You understand that Twilight hasn't chosen anyone yet." I pass the tickets to Spike. "Considering that she hasn't had enough time to determine who she wants to bring, I would suggest that you and the other girls wait before-"
"HEY!" Spike exclaimed.
I pause as I see the living embodiment of Satan himself scurry across the road.
"Oh no..." I groan as Fluttershy pluck the tickets from the rabbit's mouth.
She gasped quietly. "Angel, these are perfect." She smiled as Max saw the tickets.
"Perfect for what, Miss. Fluttershy?" He got on one knee to get a closer look. "The Grand Galloping Gala?'
"Mhm. It's the biggest party of the year. Mostly the ponies that are higher up in nobility or are close to the Princess go to the Gala." Fluttershy explained to him as much as she could.
She shuffled over to Twilight. "Um, excuse me, Twilight. I would just like to ask, I mean, if it would be all right, if you haven't given it to someone else..." She quietly asked the lavender unicorn.
"You? You want to go to the gala?" Rarity interrupted whatever Twilight was going.
Fluttershy nodded softly. "Oh, no. I mean, yes, or, actually, kind of. You see, it's not so much the Grand Galloping Gala as it is the wondrous private gated garden that surrounds the dance. The flowers are said to be the most beautiful and fragrant in all of Equestria. For the night of the gala, and that night alone, would they all be in bloom... and that's just the flora! Don't get me started on the fauna. There's loons and toucans and bitterns, oh my! Hummingbirds that can really hum, and buzzards that can really buzz. White-blue jays, and red jays, and green jays, pink jays and pink flamingos!" She smiled softly.
"That sounds beautiful." I smile to the shy Pegasus. She smiles back as a raspy voice is heard behind us.
"Wait just a minute." A familiar rainbow blur is seen, eyeing the tickets.
"Rainbow Dash. Were you following me!?" Twilight's right eye twitched.
Without batting an eye, Rainbow replied, very subtly, "No. I mean, yes. I mean, maybe. Look, it doesn't matter. I couldn't risk a goody-four-shoes like you giving that ticket away to just anybody." Twilight was almost at her breaking point, as was I.
"Now just wait another minute." The cowpony herself trotted up.
Twilight was passed her boiling point. "Applejack, were you following me too?"
The cowpony shook her head. "No. I was followin'thisone to make sure she didn't try any funny business. Still trying to take mah ticket." She eyed Rainbow Dash.
"Yourticket!?" She got into Applejack's face as the other ponies started arguing.
That was the point of no return. Something snapped in my mind as I raised my hand up to the sky as a goat skull appeared, shooting a white laser.
Just as that happened, Twilight shouted at the top of her lungs, "EVERYPONY BE QUIET!!!"
The ponies stopped as they both looked at Twilight in shame and at me in fear, except for...
"And then I said, "Oatmeal, are you craz--" Oh..." She smiled as she closed her mouth.
I look at the lavender mage. "Twilight. Go get something to eat." She nodded as she picked up Spike and went to the local cafe. "You girls should be ashamed of yourselves. Twilight's the one with the tickets. It's her choice. Hell. She might not even pick any of you. She could just as easily have sent them back to the Princess if she wanted to." I glare at them before walking off. "I don't want your friendship to be torn because of this." I say as I followed Twilight to the cafe.