Spike is Rainbow Dash

by That Drunk Pony

Chapter 1

Spike is Rainbow Dash

By: That Drunk Pony

This story takes place after discords first appearance…

Everyone came to admire Rainbow Dash for her skills in flight, outstanding speed, and for her loyalty. During Discord’s short return he turned it around and for a small moment in time another had shown more loyalty than she did. The one they called Spike, who replaced Rainbow for a short time. Now the Elemental necklace of Loyalty is acting weird as it does not know who to choose anymore. What is worse is what is going on in Ponyville while the necklace is locked away in Canterlot.

Rainbow Dash and Spike are arguing over a debate on who is the better flier in the wonderbolts between Blaze and Lightning Streak in the evening. The two wonderbolts were known to be rivals, but in reality they have been equal on practically every stat in one way or another. It was a useless debate, but the flares between the two only made the necklace spark more and more. Eventually it shot a beam through the safe, past the palace walls, and headed straight to Ponyville. The beam ensnared both Rainbow Dash and Spike just at the peak of the debate.

They both blacked out. Rainbow Dash woke up the next morning in Twilight’s room back at the Library. She was confused as to why or how she got there and why she was in Spike’s tiny bed. She got out of bed and noticed things around her seemed a little bigger than before. She walked around a bit and saw Spike in the mirror. She looked around the room and noticed Spike wasn’t there.

“Is Spike trying to pull a prank on me?” Rainbow thought to herself as she walked closer to the mirror only to realize she was in Spike’s body. She grabbed her face and felt the pinch of claws on her face. She was standing on two feet, she had scales, and she had the dragon’s tail. The screech that followed after could be heard all over Ponyville. Just then Twilight came up into the room worried for Spike.

Her first instinct was to grab Spike and tell him that it was just a nightmare. Rainbow Dash was being squeezed nearly to death by her. She finally pushed Twilight off of her. “What did you do that for? You could have suffocated me!”

“Sorry Spike. I was worried when you yelled. Is everything ok?” Twilight looked concerned like an over-possessive mother.

“No! Everything is not ok. I am Rainbow Dash. I shouldn’t be in this body!” Rainbow Dash looked at her new body and shivered at the sight of no wings.

Twilight thought it was Spike joking, “Spike what are you talking about? Did you hit your head on something?”

“I am serious! Spike and I were having a debate outside of the library and then everything went black and I woke up in Spike’s body.”

Twilight still thought it was a joke, but humored her. “Well if that is the case then Rainbow Dash should b-”

Before she finished another loud yell could be heard downstairs. The new Rainbow Dash and Twilight both ran downstairs and saw the new Spike looking at his hooves and wings. “WHAT IS GOING ON!?

Twilight first asked, “What’s wrong Rainbow Dash?”

“I’m not Rainbow Dash! Well I’m not supposed to be. It’s me! Spike!”

Twilight gave a confused look. Were they serious? Just then Rainbow Dash charged at Spike. “What did you do!?” Rainbow was now on top of him. “Why are you in my body!?”

“Calm down. I didn’t do anything.” Rainbow stopped then both she and Spike turned to Twilight.

The both said in unison, “Did one of your spells mess up again?”

Twilight gave them her alibi. “No! I was studying today. Honest!”

Rainbow then continued to ponder, “Well then wha-” She then let out a burp of green flames followed by a note and her elemental necklace. “Jeez Spike. How do you deal with that without warning?”

“I guess I got used to it.” Spike said shrugging it off.

Twilight levitated both the note and necklace to her. She began reading it aloud.

To my student Twilight,

Please make sure Rainbow Dash is present with you as she needs to hear this as well. Her element of harmony has shot off a mystical beam into Ponyville. I would like you to discover what is the cause and solve the problem as soon as possible. I have also sent the necklace to see if it will be of any help. I will look in the Canterlot library for answers as well. This is a grave matter since the necklace turned grey once more, but is slowly returning in color.

Twilight looked at the necklace and noticed what she meant. The edge of the rainbow lightning bolt was slowly regaining its color. She then continued to read.

If my calculations are correct it should be fully colored in four and a half days. Hopefully then whatever is happening in ponyville will be resolved. If anything has changed, tell me as soon as possible.

From Princess Celestia

Twilight on instinct uttered the phrase, “Spike. Write a letter to the Princess immediately.”

All Spike did was look at his hooves. He turned to Rainbow Dash. He knew she wouldn’t be able to do it. “How? Rainbow can’t write and I have to get adjusted to hooves.”

“Oh right. I will write the letter then, but you two! No pony can know that you both switched bodies. It might stir panic. Ponies might start thinking that they may switch bodies with each other and we don’t want that sort of problem. I guess you both will have to remain in the library.”

Rainbow Dash then just realized something. “OH NO!!” Spike and Twilight both grabbed their ears. “The flight contest is in four days! Spike will be in my body!”

Spike commented, “Well that would be a problem. I guess I will have to back ou-”

Rainbow interrupted, “No! You have to go! My reputation is on the line!”

“But I can’t even fly right? How will I be able to?”

Rainbow Dash got up in Spike’s face. “Through SERIOUS training. I hope you are ready for this. My reputation is on the line here!”

“Twilight! Save me!” Spike gave Twilight a pleading look.

“Well just think of it like this Spike. You are getting a few days off and you may never experience flight again or at least for a very long time.”

“Well that does sound convincing, I feel Rainbow Dash is going to kill me!”

Rainbow Dash then gave her version of reassurance. “Oh don’t worry Spike. I know you couldn’t do all the spectacular feats I can do. We are just going to so simple flight patterns and maybe one or two flips. I just need you to get me into the next round.”

Spike resistance finally dropped, “Oh alright then.”

Rainbow yelled, “Yes! Let’s get started!” She dragged Spike out of the library.

Twilight gave one last comment, “Remember. Nopony can know that you both switched bodies ok!”

The door shut and now they both walked next to each other. They were headed to an open field when Spike heard hunger coming from his stomach. “Jeez Rainbow, don’t you ever feed yourself.”

Rainbow Dash blushed and replied, “Hey I eat enough each day.” Just then her stomach began rumbling. “See even you are hungry or me… whatever. Let’s just get something to eat.”

“Sugarcube corner is probably the only good place open around here.”

“Alright. A small breakfast then we begin training.”

Spike and Rainbow entered sugarcube corner and noticed only Pinkie was in today. She greeted them, “Welcome to sug- Oh hi guys! Why are you both up so early? I can understand Spike, but you Rainbow Dash? That isn’t like you at all.”

Rainbow got a little angry at the comment, but couldn’t say anything since she was in Spike’s body. Spike answered for her though, “Well Spike here is going to help me improve on my flying a little bit. Not that I am not awesome enough. I just want a little help is all and who better to ask than the best dragon ever.”

Rainbow hated him for even saying that with her voice. “Ye- yeah. We are just going to get a small meal and go soon right?” Rainbow said glaring at Spike.

“Oh ok. So the usual for the both of you?”

Rainbow replied, “Yeah sure.”

After a few minutes in the kitchen, Pinkie came out with a slice of pumpkin pie and a gemstone covered cupcake. Spike was about to reach over to the cupcake, but realized he wasn’t a dragon anymore. He took the pie while Rainbow disgustingly took the gemstone cupcake.

Spike chuckled at how she looked while staring at her meal. “Well aren’t you going to eat Spike?” asked Spike.

“Yeah. Don’t rush me!” She picked up the cupcake. She then tried to pick off the gemstones, but Spike stopped her.

He whispered to her, “Hey you have to act like me. If they see you pulling out gems, then they might notice something.”

She was displeased, but decided it was do or die. When she took that first bite, she was lost in the taste of the gemstone. It was like nothing she had ever tasted before. The sapphires tasted like freshly picked blueberries, the emeralds tasted like a sweeter limeade, and the rubies tasted like cherry flavored candy. Before she knew it she devoured it and the taste sensation ended.

Spike couldn’t help but laugh. “Man Rai- I mean Spike. You ate that like you haven’t had food in days.”

Rainbow could only blush in her embarrassment. Spike ate the pumpkin pie and then set off with Rainbow to the training grounds. Rainbow didn’t speak at all during their walk. As they got closer to the area, they were spotted by Rarity. “Oh Spike!”

Spike began to daze off in Rainbow’s body, but realized he needed to keep his cool. Rainbow on the other hand didn’t really get phased by her. Rarity then asked, “Spike, can you come help me right now? I could really use your help.”

Rainbow smirked at this opportunity. She already knew, like most of the ponies except for Rarity herself, that Spike liked her. What better way to get revenge than denying her request. “Sorry Rarity. I am very busy right now. I have to help the incredibly awesome Rainbow Dash here train for her important contest.”

Spike could not believe what she just did. He wanted to speak out, but what could he do. He wasn’t Spike at the moment. Rarity sounded a little sad, “Oh… well I…” She couldn’t comprehend what just happened. Did Spike actually say no to her? He never did so before. “Can you come in tomorrow?”

Rainbow replied, “Nope. I will be busy with Rainbow for the next few days. Maybe there is some other pony who can help. I am sure there are plenty of other stallions who would.”

Spike felt a little dagger stab his heart. All he could think was, ‘Why would you do this to me Rainbow!?’ Spike then felt the need to cut it short. “Well Rarity we have to go so bye now!” Spike grabbed Rainbow and dashed off flying.

Rarity was badly hurt by that last sentence. She watched as they both went off. She thought to herself, ‘What happened to Spike? Did I do something wrong to him?’ She pondered that as she walked back to her boutique.

When they stopped at the training grounds, Spike was so full of anger. “WHAT DID YOU DO THAT FOR!?”

Rainbow was a little surprised by his anger. “Why are you so upset? You promised to train me… well you to do well in the contest. If I went off to help her-”

Spike raged, “THATS NOT WHAT I MEANT! You knew I liked her. Why would you be rude to her!? That’s not like me! Now you probably ruined any chance I had to even be with her.”

“Come on Spike. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but you know Rarity doesn’t see you that way right?”

Spike was hurt by those words. “She would have… if I just tried harder.” Rainbow tried to rub his back, but he shunned her. “I don’t even feel like doing this anymore.”

Rainbow was shocked, but seeing how hurt he was, she couldn’t complain. “Look Spike. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to crush your dream of being with her, but she was kind of using you. I would rather you learn now then later when you may do something even worse. How about instead of training we just relax a bit and maybe just talk. I don’t think we ever did that with just the two of us.”

Spike was too sad to even retaliate. “Fine.”

The two began talking for a few minutes. Slowly Spike’s mood was rising. They then began to look up at the clouds. What they didn’t know was that they were being watched by 3 other ponies. Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rarity. Rarity immediately after instead of waiting in her boutique, went off to find the others and see if they knew anything. Pinkie would have come if she wasn’t busy at her shop and Twilight did not want to be disturbed.

Rarity was shocked to see the two together like that. It almost seemed like a date. Applejack was first to comment, “Well this is unexpected. They look like an actual couple.”

Fluttershy then added, “Well I think it’s nice that they are enjoying themselves.”

Rarity however commented, “I can’t believe this. Why would Spike change so suddenly for her? Rainbow is all danger and extreme, while Spike is more patient, kind, and well has more finesse. Rainbow is poisoning Spike’s purity.”

The other two mares were shocked by Rarity’s words. Applejack replied, “Well Rarity. You did kind of push him a lot. You don’t think he moved on?”

Rarity gave a confused expression, “Move on? What do you mean by move on?”

Fluttershy and Applejack gave a concerned look. Fluttershy asked, “Rarity… Didn’t you know Spike well sort of… liked you?”

“Yes, he was always so helpful to me and such a great friend. He must have thought I was like his best friend next to Twilight.” Rarity was still confused why they had their faces as they did.

Applejack hit her face with her hoof. “What she meant was Spike loved you.”

It took Rarity only a second to process. “Oh dear. You are right! Now it seems like I just used him. Oh no. That’s how I hurt Spike. That’s why he reacted the way he did. That is probably why he ran to Rainbow Dash for comfort.”

Applejack continued, “Well it doesn’t look like there is anything you can do now. Those two seem pretty together now.”

Rarity then whined, “But he was my Spikey-wikey.”

Fluttershy then tried to console her. “Rarity. It may be too late for Spike, but you shouldn’t let it get you down. If anything he will be your friend again soon. He probably just needs some time to calm down and Rainbow seems to be doing a fine job of that.”

Rarity only could think to herself, ‘He liked me first. He should be mine. Why didn’t I realize his feelings sooner?’ She then walked away with the other two mares following after.

Rainbow and Spike didn’t notice them at all. Spike felt better than ever after the little chat they had. “Well Ra- I mean Spike. I guess I am ready for the training.”

Cue in rocky training music and training montage.

Spike carried Rainbow on his back to the library. “Well that was some tough training” Spike said out of air.

For some reason Rainbow was out of air too. “You are a natural. I think you were born to fly. You still have a long way to go though. Tomorrow its going to be flips and tricks. Then the contest. I hope you are ready.”

“I will make you proud coach!”

They both entered Twilight’s home and just passed out on the couch together, they didn’t even try to listen to what Twilight said. Sleep was all they wanted.