Two times I have learned the lesson of not sticking around. The first was my encounter with Rainbow Dash. The second, well, was with Applejack. After the cowpony caught me, she poured my own itching powder on me. Talk about cruel irony. No only did she poured the powder on my bare skin, she stuffed it in my clothes, INCLUDING MY PANTS! UUUUGH! Nothing feels worse than to constantly scratch my manhood for the next several hours. Of course I cleaned up the 'trap' tree and paid for the contaminated apples, which was the right thing to do.
I'm going to have to lay low with Applejack for a while and find some other means to prank her. Right now I'm going to focus on one particular target who has come to be known as Ponyville's fashionista. Yep, you guessed it: Rarity. Why you may ask? One time I went to the Carousal Boutique to buy new clothes at Rarity's request. She said something about my clothes "looking old." I didn't much care for her opinions, but I was starting to run out of things to wear, on account that I keep ripping my clothes apart during my daily activities. (Don't ask me what they were.) I came to the store and found Rarity at work. We did a little business together and were able to wrap it up quickly. As I turned to leave, Rarity stopped me to ask for a favor.
"Darling, will you do me a favor?" She asked with a slight British accent. "There is a box by the stairs on the second floor. Would you be a dear and get it for me? I need to finish my order before the day ends and I can't afford to lose time." She requested as she flutter her eyes. I'm a little perplexed at why she would asked me for such a favor when she could just lift the box up herself with her magic.
I shrugged, wanting to get this over with. "All right." I climbed up the stairs and was a little confused, because I didn't find anything when I reached the second floor. I looked around when something popped in front of me from the ceiling.
"AAAAAH!" I stumbled backwards and tumbled down the stairs. I dazed a little and waited until my senses cleared. I stood back up and saw what startled me. "PINKIE!" I yelled in annoyance.
She laughed as she rolled on the floor holding her belly. "That was so funny! I scared you gooooooood." She just kept on laughing.
I turned around and saw Rarity holding her laughter with her hoof. Then something clicked in my mind. "You had something to do with this, didn't you?" I asked as I accusingly pointed my finger at her.
Rarity feigned innocence. "Whatever do you mean, darling?" Then she giggled at my misery. Oh I see how it is. I left the Boutique as I plotted to get them both for this prank.
I was sitting on a branch of a tree behind the Carousal Boutique, waiting for Rarity to leave. As I hid within the thick leaves, I was holding a small glass tube containing liquid contents emitting multiple colors. The stuff has a magical energy within it, giving me the edge I need for my plan. I was able to get this stuff from a unicorn who owed me a favor and who had a bone to pick with Rarity. When the unicorn heard what I was planning to do, she was more than happy to indirectly help me. Now I just needed to wait until Rarity leaves the premise. She is scheduled to go with her cat to a spa. Rarity and her marefriends would go every other Friday to do their 'girly' stuff. I'm glad she is taking her cat with her, or this would have complicated things.
As I hid, I heard some flapping wings, causing me to freeze and hide further. The familiar colored mare flew to the back door of the Carousal Boutique and knocked on the door. "Coming~," Rarity sang as she approached the door. If fashion had not been her trade, I can imagine her singing in Equestria's equivalent to Broadway. I would wager that it is located in Manehattan. Anyway, Rarity greeted RD and they exchanged small talk. They didn't talk about anything important except a few lines that caught my attention.
"Darling, why don't you go to the spa with us. Certainly you need to relax from your work," Rarity argued.
Dash shook her head and replied, "No thanks. I've got more important things to do right now." She smirked.
"Like sleeping in a cloud?" She asked with 'really' face.
"Hey, napping is as important as working!" Rainbow snapped pointing her hoof at Rarity. Then with a smirk she continued. "Besides, I need to practice my awesome tricks before I hit the clouds for a nap." Oh Rainbow, your cockiness is as annoying as ever.
Rarity rolled her eyes. "Fine, if you insist. I need to get ready before I meet up with our friends at the spa." Before Rarity turned to get back into her house, Rainbow stopped her.
"Wait, I almost forgot!" The colored mare reached into her saddled bag and pulled out a package. "I got a package for you."
"For me?" Rarity asked with a questioning look.
"Yep, I ran into Derpy and she got lost again. She always gets lost." RD bluntly said the last sentence with her eyebrows furrowed, before she extended the package to Rarity. "She needed to catch up on her mailing route before it was too late, so she asked me to give this to you so that her route will be shortened."
"Oh that's nice of you dear," Rarity gratefully said as she retrieved the package with her horn. She then noticed that the package was slightly opened. "Did you open this?" She asked accusingly.
"Hey, I did you a favor! So don't get sassy with me!" Dash snapped, pointing her hoof at Rarity. "Besides, it was like that when she gave it to me." She calmly stated as she put the hoof down.
Eyeing the package for a moment, Rarity shrugged and said, "All right dear. Thank you anyway. I will see you later."
"See ya." Dash took off leaving a trail of rainbow behind.
Rarity went back in and took out what was inside the package. I had a hard time seeing what was inside, so I pulled out my binoculars for a closer look. A shampoo?, I thought. I didn't pay any mind to it at first, but then an idea struck me, as I put the binoculars down with a huge grin. I think I might be able to kill two birds with one stone.
The mane six are sitting at a round table in a corner, just outside of a restaurant, eating and talking. I sat alone from across the room where I can see them. I finished my cup of water and put my bag of bits into the table. Even though I didn't get a check yet, I knew the approximate price and wouldn't have mind paying more than I should. I wanted to be able to leave quickly when the crap hits the fan, remembering my lesson to not stick around. I glanced at my watch and kept looking at them. Should be a few minutes by now.
The day before, after Rarity left to go to the spa, I was able to sneak into her house. I went around looking for the shampoo Rarity got from Rainbow. I eventually found it in the bathroom. DUH! I grabbed the shampoo with gloves on my hands, not wanting Rarity to detect my finger prints in case she got suspicious. I'm little paranoid because I know for a fact that Rarity pays attention to the smallest detail ever, so I didn't want to take a chance. I opened the shampoo gently and poured in the liquid I was carrying. I was told by the unicorn who helped me that once the liquid comes into contact with mane and tail, it takes at least twenty-four hours before the spell is activated. After I did what I came to do, I put the shampoo back the way it was and came out of the Boutique the same way I came in. Knowing that the fashionista always takes a shower to smell good, I didn't have to worry about her not using the shampoo. All I needed to do now was wait and see the magic.
I made a mental note on the sitting positions the mane six were in. I can see the faces of Pinkie and Twilight like if they they were looking at me from across. Rainbow and Rarity have their backs to me, and you can guess where the rest are. They were all ten feet away, which made it sometimes hard to hear them, but the distance was necessary if I wanted to be unseen. I was able to pick up on the conversation when the rest of the customers around decided to hush and concentrate on their meals.
"So Rare, how was yer day yesterday," AJ asked with a smile.
"Oh it was wonderful Applejack. Especially when I was able to enjoy that shampoo I got from yesterday."
"Beg your pardon?" AJ asked with a raised eyebrow.
"I had ordered a shampoo and was expecting it yesterday. It was going to be late, but Dashie here was able to get the package to me in time." Rarity replied with gratefulness as she pointed her hoof at Rainbow Dash.
"Pfft. It was nothing," she replied with a half smile.
"Well thank you anyway," Rarity said as she gently touched her own hair. Then she made eye contact with the rest of her friends. "I was able to use it yesterday evening and it felt so refreshing." POOF! "Any way, enough about me. What else do you girls want to-" She stopped mid sentence when she noticed everypony looking at her with surprised faces. "What?"
Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash started laughing hard while Twilight and Fluttershy tried to hold their laughter with their hooves in their mouths. When everypony in the restaurant looked at the commotion and saw Rarity, they joined in the laughter. I held my mouth and cracked up quietly, knowing that my plan worked.
"What is so funny?" Rarity asked with confusion and anger.
"Y-Your mane and tail!" Dash commented between her laughs.
Rarity took out her mirror from her saddlebag and when she looked at her mane and tail, her eyes went wide and her jaw dropped, horrified at what she saw. She now has every color of the rainbow on her hair. When you think about it, it's very funny to see Rarity having rainbow colors while still having a white coat. It was a sight to behold.
Rarity's screams can be heard over the collective laughter of the restaurant.
"MY MANE! MY TAIL! ALL RUINED! WHO WOULD DO THIS TO ME?!" Rarity panicked as she held her mane and tail like if her life depended on it. Normally, Rarity is able to use deductive skills to figure things out. However, when she's either mad or sad, her reasoning gets thrown out the window and jumps to conclusions immediately. Knowing this, I knew whom she was going to blame first based on the misery she is suffering now. "RAINBOW DASH! HOW COULD YOU?!"
Rainbow tried to reduce her laughter as she replied, "W-W-What are you... talking about."
"YOU OPENED THE PACKAGE AND TAINTED MY SHAMPOO! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS!"
Rainbow immediately stopped laughing and was getting defensive. "Rarity! You don't know what you are talking about! I didn't...HEY! LET GO OF ME!" Dash was surrounded by a blue aura and lifted out of her seat. She was placed on the floor on all four hooves, forced to arch her back as her flank was lifted in the air. She was facing in my general direction as I looked with amusement at the spectacle.
Rarity was holding RD with her magic and went to the colored mare's right side, looking mad with a smirk on her face. "So you want to humiliate me in public, let's see how you feel." Rarity levitated something out of her saddle bag. It was a wooden ruler that was two feet long and six inches wide.
Oh boy! Sucks to be you Rainbow! I thought as I continued to laugh silently with my hand on my mouth.
"Rarity! You need to listen to me. I - OW!" Rainbow yelled as her flank was slapped by the ruler.
Rarity continued hitting her victim with each word she hissed. "DON'T. YOU. EVER. DO. THAT. TO. ME. AGAIN!" She finished the last whipping with so much force that it sounded like a crack.
Satisfied with what I'm seeing, I got up from my chair and walked out out of the restaurant in the opposite direction of the mane six. As I walked, I continuously giggled and was enjoying my victory. I was able to not only pull a prank on Rarity, but pin the blame temporarily on Rainbow Dash. Had that shampoo not shown up yesterday, I probably could have only humiliated Rarity and waited another time to get RD. I got them both with one shot and they will never know that it was me.
"Hehehehehehe." I immediately put the past behind and started thinking about my next prank with a grin.
"Now, to get Pinkie."