• Published 22nd Mar 2012
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Learning to Love: A Sparkling Sun - Wolfe15

It's Princess Celestia's Birthday and Twilight wants to reveal a deep secret to her!

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Being Pinkie Keen Lesson One: Baking and Singing Like Pinkie

Twilight's head hung as she trotted slowly towards her house. The sun was setting; warm reds and oranges filled the sky. Twilight scowled and looked away. It seemed none of her friends could help her with this. Applejack was in Appleoosa, Rainbow was at a training camp, Daring was fulfilling another assignment from the museum, Rarity had a large order to fill, and Fluttershy was taking care of a baby Manticore. Twilight scowled once again and kicked her door open. This party was going to suck! She trotted over to the couch and slumped down on it, her eyes shutting. She hated her life. Sighing loudly, she opened her eyes to find Spike standing over her.

"Did you ask her?" He asked as she whined. He raised his eyebrow and shook his head before walking back to the kitchen to begin dinner. Twilight sighed loudly once again before taking out the crystal she was given. Did she really want to use this? She sighed once again before gritting her teeth and pushing some magic into the crystal. The crystal began to glow dull lavender then exploded upwards and created a screen. Pinkie's face appeared and she giggled loudly.

"Congratulations on being chosen by Pinkie Pie to watch this special recording. This is an informational recording on how to be just like Pinkie Pie!" Twilight stared at the recording before groaning. She could not do this.

Lesson 1:
Baking and Singing Like Pinkie

Twilight trudged out of her home deep in thought. The first "lesson" in the recording talked about eating more and more sweets than was healthy even for Princess Celestia. She grimaced as her stomach growled loudly. Yes the cakes and pies Pinkie had described last night now seemed extremely appetizing. She trotted quickly to Sugarcube Corner and bit her lip, the recording said she should try out baking too. Twilight took a deep breath then walked into the bakery and smiled at Mr. Cake.

"Um… Mr. Cake?" Twilight asked as she walked over to the counter. Mr. Cake looked up from his baking and gave her a grin, causing her to grin uneasily back. He put a tray of cupcakes down before smiling at her.

"What can I do for you?" He asked jovially, causing her grin to turn genuine and her posture to relax. She scratched the back of her head and grinned sheepishly before biting her lip.

"I was wondering if you could spare some time to teach me how to bake?" He looked at her blankly before chuckling. Her ears went back but he waved her over. She walked over with a pout on her face and they entered the back of the store.

"I'm sorry Miss Twilight. I was just a bit surprised is all. Well I don't mind teaching you to bake but why do you want to learn, if you don't mind me asking?" He inquired as he pulled out some books and other cooking instruments. Twilight observed each tool with a critical eye before looking away.

"I'm trying to plan a party and I want it to be special-." She heard a crash and looked at the shocked stallion. She groaned silently and her ears flattened against her skull again. He shook his head then looked sheepish before gathering up the dropped tools.

"I'm sorry. Who's this party for?" He asked as he cleaned off some spoons and cups he had dropped. Twilight wondered if she was going to kill him with her answer but found she couldn't lie so she looked away.

"Princess Celestia." She looked back at him and giggled as he looked at her like she was crazy. She shrugged and he snorted, his eyes set in determination.

"Well Miss Twilight, let's get baking! By the time I finish teaching you; Princess Celestia will want you to be her personal baker!" Twilight smiled sheepishly but nodded in enthusiasm and they set to work.

Twilight trotted down the street and grinned to herself. She was so happy! She looked at her back and grinned at her prize. She had made batch after batch of cupcakes, pies, and cakes but none had come out as good as she wanted. She was a quick study and had continued even after Mr. Cake had excused himself for the lunch rush. Finally thirty minutes after he had left she was blessed with a cake, not too small or big, and that tasted divine. Continuing on her way, she grinned to herself as happiness filled her body. She was so proud of herself. Frowning slightly, she got home and put the cake up, trotting out of the kitchen as soon as that was done. Twilight went to her room and laid down thinking deeply. After the food lesson, Pinkie had talked about singing at random. Biting her lip she took a deep breath and hummed a few notes.

Twilight blushed slightly in embarassment until she found her eyes drawn over the whole room. They settled on a picture of Princess Celestia and a happy sigh came from her body as she stared at the object of her affection before the darker thoughts came. Princess Celestia was much older than her and thought of her as a student. She thought of her as a subject...she would not return her affection. Humming sadly she rolled onto her back and looked up at the ceiling. Suddenly she felt it.

I can't keep pushing this down any deeper,

Why do I keep trying if I can't keep her?

Every move that I make,

Is just another mistake,

I wonder what it would take,

Because it feels like there's a hole inside my body,

Like there's a hole inside my heart.

It's like this feeling is gonna consume me,

If I keep waiting for this thing to start.

Oh, I feel like I'm all worn out inside,

It's like I'm all worn out inside,

It's like I'm all worn out insi-i-de.

Sighing deeply she rolled over and looked at the shocked Spike. She blinked then scowled at his expression. "Um, do you mind Spike?" He shook his head then rubbed his eyes.

"You do realize you burst into song, complete with music and a close up to Princess Celestia's face right?" Spike said as he pointed at her. She blinked in shock then sat up and smiled widely, that came off as a bit creepy.

"Really?" Twilight said in excitement. Spike nodded and Twilight grinned cutely then pulled out a checklist and checked off a box.

"Okay, now to watch more of that crystal." Twilight said, hopping off her bed.