• Published 5th Dec 2013
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Fire of Love - Alexpuddy

The meaning of Friendship is one thing. But what about the meaning of love?

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Chapter 3

Fire of Love

-Chapter 3-

“Spike! Spike, where are you!” Twilight shouted as she searched for the adult dragon around the library. She hadn't seem him since the night before, and he hadn't told her where he was going, so she had no idea where he could be. ‘Now that I think about it, I did happen to hear a loud roaring noise ate last night.’ She thought to herself, but soon dismissed the idea. Twilight left the library and ascended to the balcony to get some fresh air and a good view of the sky. She looked out on the horizon and beyond, but saw no sign of Spikes presence. Twilight sighed and her head dropped in defeat. “Spike, where are you?”

Suddenly the sound the front door opening and closing reached Twilight's ears. Excited, she rushed to the stairs and looked down into the library, hoping to find Spike there. “Spike! Is that you?” To Twilight’s slight disappointment, Spike wasn't there. Instead, Rarity stood in the center of the Library.

“Twilight, I need your help.” Rarity said, her heart heavy with what she was about to tell one of her closest friends. “It’s about Spike.”

“What about him?” Twilight slowly descended the stairs, her eyes locked on Rarity. “Have you seen him recently?”

“Yes. Last night.” Rarity nodded her head. She found a chair among the piles of books and sat down.

“So that’s where he went. To meet you.” Twilight conjured a chair out of thin air and sat herself down, facing towards Rarity. “Tell me where he is.”

Rarity sighed and hung her head in shame. “Twilight, I don’t know where he is. I came to you to help me find him, and to set things right.”

“What do you mean, Rarity? What did you? What did you do to Spike? Did you hurt him? What happe…”

“Spike told me he loved me.” Rarity cut off Twilight before she could finish.

The purple unicorn seemed shocked. She stared at Rarity with confusion, which turned to understanding. “Oh… So, he finally told you?”

“Wait, you knew?” Rarity looked at Twilight, utterly shocked. “For how long.”

“Ever since we arrived here at ponyville, all those years ago.” Twilight looked at Rarity with deep fear in her eyes. “Did he give it to you?”’

“What, the locket? Yes, he left it for me, before he flew away.” Rarity touched the locket that hung from her neck.

“Locket? I was talking about the… Wait what?” Twilight suddenly got up from her chair, knocking it backwards. “HE WHAT?!”

Rarity jumped as Twilight shouted. “He… he flew away. Into the mountains. I haven’t seen him since then.” She shakily got up from the chair and backed slightly away from Twilight.

“He flew away?! You’re kidding, right?” Twilight began to pace the room, stuck in deep thought. Suddenly, she stopped and turned to Rarity. “What happened? Tell me everything.”

-One hour later-

“And then he just flew away.” Rarity finished her story. She had broken out into tears many times while telling Twilight what had happened, but she finished it nonetheless. “Twilight, please tell me we can get him back.”

“Yes, we can. But you’re going to have to help me.” Twilight got up from her chair once more and proceeded to the door of the basement, motioning for Rarity to join.

“Of course I’ll help. I love him, and I want to fix my mistake.” Rarity stood next to Twilight, looking intensely at her friend.

“That’s good to hear.” Twilight smiled and reached for the key in her pouch to unlock the basement door but was interrupted by Rarity.

“Twilight, earlier you asked ‘Did he give it you’. What did you mean, darling?” Rarity looked at her, curious.

“Oh. I was going to ask you…” She turned and stared the white unicorn right in the eyes. “Did he give you the ring?”

“Ring…?” Right then, Rarity fainted.