A True, True Friend?

by Blazewing


Epilogue

“Dear Princess Luna,

You were right. Everything did turn out ok. Well, to be honest, I didn’t like having to yell at Twilight, or any of them, since the others had heard everything, and I did kind of lose myself when I was getting everything off my chest. It felt good to finally let it all out, but I hated seeing Twilight look so hurt. It almost made me want to take back what I said, even if I was being honest.

It turns out she and the others had thought of the same thing, but had no idea it wasn’t just from Maud’s visit. They didn’t try to make up excuses or anything. All they said was ‘you were right, Spike. We’re sorry’. I didn’t know if I wanted to accept that at first, after everything I’ve gone through, but Twilight told me they were going to make amends for it, starting with rock candy friendship necklaces they all made for me.

I know what you’re probably thinking: ‘Rock candy necklaces? That’s it? After everything you’ve gone through, that’s the best they could do?’ Well, I was thinking that at first myself, but then the others started pouring out what else they were going to do for me. Rarity wants me to go gem-hunting with her, so that Pinkie Pie and Applejack can use the gems to make a jewel cake, to make up for the one I never got to make when they went to greet Ms. Harshwhinny! A real jewel cake! Fluttershy’s going to take me to see Peewee and his family! I’ve been dying to see him again! Rainbow Dash is gonna take me to Cloudsdale to see a Wonderbolts Air Show! I’ve never been to Cloudsdale before! Twilight’ll have to use her cloud-walking spell on me, of course, but I’m excited! And Twilight...Twilight’s going to redesign the tree house to let me have my own bedroom...She says I’m grown up enough for it. That’s the one that really got me, Princess.

Still, I was worried about one more thing: would it stay this way from now on, or would I go back to downtrodden, overlooked Spike again? Twilight promised me that, now that they know what I’m going through, they’ll do whatever they can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Because they love me...Because she loves me…

Thank you, Princess. I might not have had the courage to get it all out there if you hadn’t given me that pep talk. I’m grateful that I have such great friends looking out for me, and I’ll never lose sight of that again. Well, I’d better get going. I need to be up early so Rarity and I can go gem hunting.

Yours sincerely,

Spike”

As Princess Luna finished reading the letter floating in her magic aura, she smiled.

All was well.