• Published 13th Oct 2018
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The day I lost my mind - Aether Spark

Twilight tries to surpass her previous success against Tirek through a rare spell-book. But her plan to gain access to the lost knowledge backfires in the worst yet funniest way possible.

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Epilogue: I'm you now!

It's night time, and Twilight is sitting and reading a book on thermodynamics when Spike comes out of the kitchen and heads over to her.

“Hey Twilight it’s getting late,” Spike said tiredly.

“Alright, just go upstairs and I'll be in shortly” Twilight said, not glancing up from her book.

“Ok, and don’t forget that in a couple of days we have that meet-up with our friends,” Spike said

“Don’t worry I’ll note it down on the schedule,” Twilight said affirmatively as Spike nodded and turned to head upstairs but paused and turned back to her.

“Oh, and how is that ‘month of amnesia’ thing coming along,” Spike asked.

“My what?” Twilight asked looking at him with a raised brow.

“Remember? You forgot everything that happened over the past month?” Spike said

“Oh! Umm… not too well but it’s fine, I can ask Applejack to fill me in anything important I forgot tomorrow, don’t worry.” Twilight said with a nod.

“Ok,” Spike turned but couldn’t resist messing with her, “and don’t worry, I didn’t tell them.”

“Hm? Tell them what?” Twilight asked

“About… you know,” Spike said vaguely.

“No, I don’t, what are you talking about?” Twilight asked

“What you do in the closet when you know nopony is around.” Spike half shuddered at the memory, and half chuckled at Twilights face becoming a few shades paler at what he said.

“Wh-wh-what are you talking about…?” she whispered.

“I didn’t know you were into that stuff though, nor did I know you could use an old notepad, 15 toothpicks, a protractor, and a roll of string all infused with magic for something like that,” Spike said hoping some brain bleach would help him maintain his innocence later on.


Spike glanced back and saw that Twilight was tomato red in the face.

“You have my memories from the last month… so, in other words, you know that…I…-“ Twilight said with a twitchy eye.

“Umm… yeah, I do but don’t worry, I won’t-“ Spike began to take a few nervous steps back. Before he could react, Twilight sprang at him and scooped him up.

“YOU CAN’T TELL ANYPONY SPIKE! ANYPONY!! I’LL BE RUINED!!! CELESTIA WILL NEVER LET ME LIVE IT DOWN!!!!” Twilight shouted and shook him as a few hairs sprung up in her mane as well.

“O-ooo-ookaa-aaa-ay!” Spike said as his head bobbed back and forth in her grip after a while she calmed down and let him go and Spike teetered and fell down as she panted from her freak-out.

“Promise…” she said

“What?” Spike said trying to get the world to stop spinning.

“Pinkie promise you won’t tell!” she said sharply.

“Umm…” Spike's brain stalled

“PROMISE!” she said desperately.

“Cross my heart, hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye,” Spike said quickly now ready to get upstairs.

“Ok…” Twilight took a deep breath and threw herself onto a nearby couch with a relieved sigh and Spike didn’t wait for another second and made his way upstairs.

“Yeah, that wasn’t a good idea…” Spike said

---2 hours later---

Spike was sleeping in his room, and Twilight came upstairs a half an hour later and went to bed. As the two were sleeping in their separate rooms, Spike stirred in his sleep as an odd feeling came over him. His head began to pound, and in his mind, something called out to him.

“Wake up Spike” a quiet voice said

Spike twitched about as he mumbled what the voice in his head said.

“Wake up Spike.” The voice said louder than before.

Spike sucked in his teeth as the pounding in his head got worse.

“Wake up, Spike!” the voice shouted.

Spike jolted awake and glanced about a little concerned about the strange voice. It sounded like Twilight's voice, only… it wasn’t.

“Hello? Twilight? You there?” Spike said nervously

No response

“Heh… I’m probably just imagining things” Spike shrugged and went back to sleep, but then he promptly jumped out of bed at what he heard next.

“WAKE UP SPIIIIIKE!” the voice boomed in his ears.

“GYAAH!” Spike yelled as he hit the ground hard; unfortunately, crystal floors aren’t a good fall breaker.

“Ow…” Spike groaned, as he slowly got up and shook his head to clear the dizziness. Spike glanced around panting and wiping some of the sweat off of his scales.

“Wh-what the heck? I-I know I heard something that time!” as he glanced around, he sighed and went to the door.

“Go downstairs” the voice commanded

“I need to go downstairs… m-maybe get some water. Yeah, that’s it.” Spike said to nopony in particular.

Spike went downstairs and went to the kitchen, after drawing a glass of water he went back to the stairs before pausing.

“Don’t go to sleep. Go to the library.” The voice said

Spike didn’t know why but he responded to the voice in his head.

“Why? I’m tired, and I want to go to sleep” Spike said

“Because there are books there!” The voice said joyfully

“I know that, but I can read them tomorrow I’m tired now” Spike sighed emphasizing the word now.

“Who needs rest when you can learn? A scholar mustn’t sleep when he could be learning!” The voice persisted

“Sheesh, you sound just like Twilight-“ Spike’s eyes widened at the facts. Voice in his head, sounds like Twilight and sort of acts like her too, could it be?...

“Who are you…?” Spike said nervously.

“I’m you now.” The voice said chuckling mischievously

“Now?” Spike gulped

“Yes, now let’s get moving, knowledge doesn’t learn itself.” The voice said, almost commandingly.

“I-I'm heading to bed!” Spike said now determined to defy this strange voice telling him to go where it wants him to.

“No, your heading to go read that book on thermodynamics Twilight was reading earlier, It looked so fascinating.” The voice asserted

“No, it didn’t!” Spike protested

“Yes, it did! it’s a science book and science is fun!” The voice retorted

“I like comic books! Not science books!” Spike said defiantly as he started to move up the stairs

“No, you like science books!” The voice insisted

“Who are you to tell me what I like?!” Spike said getting annoyed

“You know you want to…” the voice whispered.

“No, I don’t!” Spike panted, hurrying up desperate to get to his room.

“Yes, you do; you want to go.” The voice was almost smug sounding.

“For the last time, I’m not-!” Spike started

“-Going to your room?” the voice said suddenly interrupting Spike.

Spike gasped upon realizing he was in the library and that he had unconsciously gone to the library area of the castle without realizing it.

“Wh-why? how did- HUH?!” Spike exclaimed, scaredly dropping the glass in his shock.

“Excellent! now let’s get to studying.” The voice said cheerfully

“IM-!” Spike tried to say, but suddenly his voice wouldn't come as if he didn't have control of his own mouth anymore he struggled to say that he's not going to do it, but eventually, he blurted out something else.

“N-not! G-going to bed!” Spike blurted out, the voice tracing his words exactly.

"Good! Now let's get studying" the voice giggled.

After recovering, he then turned and almost as if he was on auto-pilot he walked over to where Twilight had left the book on magical and non-magical thermodynamics and sat down.

“Wh-what’s happening to me?!” Spike said desperately

“You're realizing your inner potential as a student of magic! That’s what!” The voice cheered “and check it out, some facts about energy conversion and it’s uses.” the voice pointed out.

“I don’t care! I’m going to get Twilight! And then I’m going to-… Going to… I-I’m going to…” Spike trailed off as his eyes skimmed the page, now that he thought about it, the information was pretty interesting. Spike turned the page out of curiosity and found a page talking about some more info regarding thermodynamics.

“Hmm? Heat can also be converted to and from other forms of energy? For example, a steam turbine can convert heat to kinetic energy to run a generator that converts kinetic energy into electrical energy. A light bulb can convert this electrical energy to electromagnetic radiation (light), which, when absorbed by a surface, is converted back into heat… Wow… I… I didn’t know that! That’s very interesting! I wonder what else this book has in store for me!” Spike said enthusiastically suddenly.

Completely forgetting about everything else but the book in front of him Spike relaxed and continued reading with vigor.

And suddenly his eyes flashed purple once more…

[The End…?]

Author's Note:

And that’s all she wrote. :moustache:

I thank all who took this journey through my first story with me, and I hope you’ll enjoy my next project, and the one after that. :twilightsmile:

I’ll begin my next work when I get the chance but first, I need to update my other story “Dragon Chronicles”

until then CIAO! :ajsmug::yay::pinkiehappy::rainbowdetermined2::raritystarry::twilightsmile::moustache::eeyup:

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Comments ( 6 )

I’m accepting informative reveiws, on the off chance I need to spruce my story up more.

get me in chat and we can talk about it. :twilightsmile:

Well that's terrifying.

Yep, seems while one storm has been weathered another is on the horizon

Comment posted by Aether Spark deleted Jul 24th, 2019

Really fun read :twilightsmile:

Any chance we'd get a sequel dealing with Spike's inner Twilight taking over? :pinkiehappy:

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