High School, Where Friendship Kinda Sucks

by Script


The suckiest chapter

The minute Twilight opened her eyes, she knew it was going to be a great day.

The sun shined brightly outside, and the birds chirped merrily, flapping to and from their nests. Yes, it was a beautiful day.

She stretched as sat up in bed, whistling a joyful tune as she happily put her slippers on and practically flounced downstairs.

In the kitchen, her mother, Twilight Velvet, was flipping pancakes for her family.

"Morning, Twilight! Yours are on the table."

Twilight gave her mother a quick peck on the cheek before sitting down to eat.

She was drizzling syrup on her pancakes when she heard a familiar 'Honk! Honk!'.

Twilight walked to the door and waved her friends, Spike the dragon, Rainbow Dash the land-shark and Pinkie Pie the alligator in for breakfast.

Inside already were Applejack the wolf, Rarity the poodle and Fluttershy the bunny rabbit. They all hugged and made up and lived happily ever after...

And then she woke up.

With a quick glance at the stormy weather outside, Twilight sighed and snuggled deeper into her bed sheets.

"It was too good to be true."

----

Twilight drummed her fingers on the dashboard of Spike's BMW and sighed.

Spike glanced at her before returning to the road.

"Something up?"

Twilight sinked deeper into her seat and nodded her head.

"We're going to find out if Applejack has dyslexia today, and I have this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach and I don't like it."

Spike laughed.

"That's worry. You're worrying about someone who isn't yourself for once."

Twilight swatted at him.

"Shut up, at least I'm not a cold-blooded reptile."

Spike glanced at her curiously.

"Pinkie told you about Spike the stuffed dragon?"

"Who?"

"No one."

The car was quiet for a few seconds before Twilight turned to Spike.

"What happened with Applejack that made Rainbow Dash so angry?"

Spike stared at the heavy rain outside.

"After Rarity left Applejack drifted away too. She'd still talk to us, but she was studying more than going out with us, y'know? Then, eventually, she just stopped talking to us. She's constantly studying, which is why you didn't see her during lunch. I guess Rainbow feels betrayed after being so loyal to her."

Something clicked into place.

"That needs to stop..."

Spike lifted an eyebrow.

"What does?"

"Nothing. We're here anyway. I'll see you at lunch."

----

"God help me. How in hell am I supposed to convince Applejack to come with me during second period?"

Twilight stood at Applejack's Maths class door, completely unaware someone was watching her from behind.

She felt a slight tap on her shoulder followed by, "Excuse me?".

Twilight spun around to face a tall, slightly muscular young man with combed back spiky blue hair.

"Do you need something? Because I'm busy."

The boy smiled sheepishly and rubbed the back of his head.

"I was.. Uh, just wondering... If you would like to...uh..."

"Just spit out before I hit you."

"Wouldyouliketogoonadatewithme?"

Twilight raised an eyebrow and smiled.

"Do I even know you?"

"Uh... No but I know you... Wait, no don't take that the wrong way! We're in the same History class. I'm Flash Sentry. Would you like to?"

Twilight thought for a second. She liked Spike, but he was supposedly gay....

"... Sure. But we aren't together. Let's take this slowly, okay?"

Flash grinned.

"Sure! Thanks! I'll see you.... Sunday?"

"Alright then. Here's my number. Text me the time."

When he didn't make any signs he was going to leave Twilight raised an eyebrow.

"Bye."

"Oh, right! Bye!"

He ran off and Twilight almost groaned. However, she held it in and knocked steadily on the class door.

Without waiting for a reply she stormed in and pointed at Applejack with two fingers.

"You. Me. Outside. Now."

Applejack stood up and cautiously walked towards Twilight, who was still pointing at her.

The teacher, Mr. Turner, grabbed a muffin off of his desk and clutched it to his chest.

"Is this a stickup? Because if it is the nurse gave me this muffin and I have no intention of giving it away."

Twilight pointed her finger gun at him.

"I'm just taking the blonde. You can keep it."

With that, she shoved Applejack out the door and walked out backwards before closing the door with her free hand.

Applejack pinched the top of her nose.

"What in hell was that about?"

"You're coming with me."

Twilight ignored Applejack's further enquiries and led her to class 2B.

"Go in there. The-" she peered through the glass,"-Woman in there will explain everything."

She shoved Applejack through the door and walked away.

She soon bent down, however, and picked up a folded note.

Opening it, she murmured the first few lines.

"Ain't life grand when an opportunity presents itself?"

Looking at the scrawled writing on her hand and writing a new entry, she smiled.

"One down, two to go."

----

Twilight stopped her trek around the school just outside Fluttershy's locker.

She pulled a folded pink piece of paper out of her pocket and tucked it between the airways of the locker and smirked.

"And now, we wait."

Twilight stood at nearby locker as the bell rang, just as she expected it to, and Fluttershy went creeping to her locker.

Twilight watched as Fluttershy took the paper and offered it to people, in case it wasn't hers. After no one claimed it, she gently eased it open, and began reading its contents.

A noticeable blush on her face began reddening by the second as she read the letter, and when it was over, she leaned against the locker, love struck.


Twilight's cocky smirk grew bigger.

"Bingo."

And then some bacon-haired bitch in a leather jacket came along.

"Oh? What's this? Flutterdork has a love letter!"

The two fatties that followed her around sniggered as she whipped it out of her hands and opened it.

"Too Fluttershy... This guy is an idiot. That's two grammar errors already, or should I say, to errors?"

The boys, who were half Fluttershy's size and twice her weight began poking her.

Twilight banged her head off of the locker.

"Is this girl a doormat, or the ground itself?"

Twilight walked over calmly.

"I'm sorry, bitch, but I'm afraid you can't read that."

The girl eyed Twilight up and down.

"Why not, fag?"

"Because.... One second."

Twilight grabbed the escaping Fluttershy and put her arm around her.

"Because it's hers and an invasion of personal space. Duh."

The girl laughed.

"And why should I care?"

"I haven't thought of that yet. "

The girl shoved Twilight in the chest and laughed cruelly.

"You're pathetic."

"Bacon-haired, a bitch and a lesbian." Twilight mused, looking at her chest. "Interesting. However, I'm already busy Sunday and wouldn't waste a Saturday on you, so, sorry but, taken."

Plucking the note from the frozen girls slender hands, Twilight dragged Fluttershy, who was still in a chokehold, down the hall.

She finally released her and forced the note into her hands.

"Read it to me."

Fluttershy sinked into the ground.

"W-what?"

"Read it to me. Now."

Her face and tone were commanding, and the sort you didn't dare mess with.

Fluttershy creased open the note and and began whispering the contents.

"Too Fluttershy, I noticed you and would like to go on a date with you. I know you are real quiet and I'm real loud but I think your real pretty and would like to bring you to Morton's this Saturday, at 7:00. If you would like to, then please tell me. Bulk Biceps."

Twilight's eye twitched.

Fluttershy took a few steps back from the paralysed girl and tiptoed away to answer Bulk's question.

"......... How.....?"

But no one could answer her, so she went to lunch.

----

Before she entered the cafeteria, a familiar itch came across her hand and she sighed.

"Right. Step Three."

She turned away from the cafeteria door and went hick-searching, as she called it.

She found Applejack sitting outside the door she left her at, leaning against the wall, a nerve-wrecking look on her face.

Fortunately, Twilight didn't have nerves, and sat beside her.

"That bad?"

"..... No one even noticed.. Everyone just assumed Ah was an idiot. It was always, 'You don't study enough.' No one even figured Ah was...."

She stood up.

"What am Ah supposed to do now?"

Twilight followed suit and put a reassuring hand on her shoulder.

"Pretty sure there's a purple-haired beauty waiting for you in the cafeteria."

"Ah wouldn't embarrass her like that. Besides, Ah got plenty of apologising to do, anyway."

She walked off then, and Twilight heard a gentle sigh from behind her.

"She still thinks she'll embarrass me?"

Twilight turned to Rarity.

"Still?"

"It's a long story. I've got to go. Trenderhoof calls."

However, before she could leave, Rarity felt a tight grip on her arm hold her back.

Twilight's lavender eyes silently judged her when looked back.

"Do you like her?"

Rarity averted her eyes.

"Of course I do, despite our quibbles she's a great friend."

"You know I don't mean like that."

Rarity looked her in the eye and sighed.

"I did. Before all this happened. Now... Now, I don't know anymore."

To be continued...