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Spike The Brony Dragon - red4567



A human in Spike's body will do whatever he can to change the future for the better.

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Chapter 2 (Friendship is Magic Part 1)

As we rode on the pegasus-drawn carriage, I read the letter given to the Princess.

“My dear Twilight, there is more to a young pony's life than studying, so I'm sending you to supervise the preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration in this year's location: Ponyville. And, I have an even more essential task for you to complete: make some friends!’

As I finished reading the letter, I heard Twilight groan again. Normally, this would be the part where Spike says that Princess Celestia arranged for Twilight to live in a library and if it makes her happy. But this time, I was Spike, so I decided to say something else.

“Twilight...what if Princess Celestia doesn’t want you to get involved in this crisis?”

“I’m sorry?” Twilight’s ears perked up.

“Think about it. Nightmare Moon is practically her sister. You may be talented with magic, but you can’t compete with an alicorn. It’s best to have Celestia deal with this. She sent Nightmare Moon to the moon before, she can do it again. Heck, I bet Nightmare Moon will be back on the moon by the time the celebration starts.”

“I sure hope so Spike.”

“But in the meantime, you should do what Celestia says: prepare for the Summer Sun Celebration, and make some friends.”

“Oh come on, Spike. The fate of Equestria does not rest on me making friends.”

Oh, how wrong you’re gonna be.

We landed in the center of town. The horses who carried us neighed as Twilight thanked them. To be honest, it felt weird hearing ponies neigh here. As we got off, I noticed a familiar pink pony.

“Pinkie Pie...” I said under my breath.

“What did you say, Spike?” Twilight asked.

“Uh-Uh-I said...Maybe the ponies in Ponyville have interesting things to talk about.” I saw Pinkie approaching us. “Come on Twilight, just try.”

Twilight could only awkwardly say hello, before Pinkie gasped and took off.

“Well, that was interesting, alright,” She said.

I sighed. I liked Pinkie Pie’s optimism and her constant fourth-wall breaks, but sometimes she can be too full of energy for me.

Then something struck in my mind. What if she or Discord knew who I really was? What would happen then? How would I explain myself to the other ponies? Will I end up going back? Not that I wanted to. A lot of good stuff has happened to me so far. I got hugged by Moondancer, I returned a library book, and since I knew what was going to happen, I didn’t take any beatings.

As Twilight and I headed to Sweet Apple Acres, I got out the list of what needs to be done.

“Summer Sun Celebration official overseer's checklist. Number one, banquet preparations: Sweet Apple Acres.”

We’ve only took a few steps into the farm when we heard a familiar “YEEHAW!!” We looked to see an orange pony with a cowboy hat bucking a tree full of apples. This was Applejack.

Twilight sighed. “Let’s get this over with.” She approached Applejack and said, “Good afternoon. My name is Twilight Sparkle—”

She couldn’t finish her sentence because Applejack suddenly gave her one of the firmest hoof-shakes I’ve seen on the show.

“Well, howdy-doo, Miss Twilight! A pleasure makin' your acquaintance. I'm Applejack. We here at Sweet Apple Acres sure do like makin' new friends!”

I forgot how high Applejack’s voice sounded in the early seasons.

“So, what can I do you for?” Applejack asked as she released her grip on Twilight.

Twilight’s hoof was still shaking. I stopped it before I started to snicker. It was actually pretty funny.

“I am in fact here to supervise preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration,” Twilight said. “And you're in charge of the food?”

“We sure as sugar are,” Applejack replied. “Care to sample some?”

“Sure,” I said, “We’d like to see what you've came up with.”

Twilight glared at me while Applejack rang a triangle.

“SOUP’S ON, EVERYPONY!!”

Sure enough, a pony stampede came our way. Twilight and I were able to run to the gazebo without getting trampled.

“Now, why don't I introduce y'all to the Apple family?” As Applejack introduced us to each family member, they put an apple related dish on the table. I have to admit, the food looked really delicious. I’m glad I wasn’t allergic to apples, or this would’ve been Tartarus for me.

“Okay, well, I can see the food situation is handled,” Twilight said as she hopped off the table, “so we'll be on our way.” She was then stopped by one of the cutest fillies in Equestria.

“Aren’t ya gonna stay for brunch?” Applebloom asked as she gave Twilight the puppy-eyed look.

“Sorry but—” Twilight started to say, but I quickly covered her mouth.

“We’d love to,” I said. The entire family cheered while Twilight growled at me.

After eating a hearty brunch, we were on our way.


“Food's all taken care of, next is weather,” I said. I looked back to see a bloated Twilight following me. I was full from that meal, but Twilight was even fuller. She looked like she swallowed an entire watermelon.

“Ugh...I ate too much pie...” she moaned.

I looked up and noticed that the sky was cloudy.

“That’s odd, there’s supposed to be a pegasus pony named Rainbow Dash clearing the clouds,” I said.

“Well, she’s not doing a very good job, is she?” Twilight said.

Then I remembered what happened next. “TWILIGHT! DUCK!!”

Twilight quickly threw her head down just in time as a cyan pegasus with a rainbow mane zoomed past her. The said pegasus quickly stopped and flew back to Twilight.

“Are you alright, miss? Sorry, I didn’t...” She then noticed how messed up Twilight’s mane was. Apparently, the wind from the pegasus’s flying caused Twilight to look like an abandoned brushable pony. The pegasus couldn’t help but guffaw at Twilight’s misfortune. I ended up chuckling as well, but I regained my composure.

“Are you Rainbow Dash?” I asked.

“The one and only!” The pegasus declared. “Why, you heard of me?”

“I heard you were supposed to be keeping the sky clear.” Twilight sighed. “I'm Twilight Sparkle, and the Princess sent me to check on the weather.”

“Yeah, yeah, that’ll be a snap,” Dash said as she laid on a cloud. “I'll do it in a jiffy. Just as soon as I'm done practicing.”

“Practicing for what?”

“The Wonderbolts! They're gonna perform at the Celebration tomorrow, and I'm gonna show 'em my stuff!”

“Well, they can’t perform in a cloudy sky,” I said. “Nopony will see them, and I doubt they’ll let a pegasus in if she can’t keep a sky clear for one measly day.”

That got her attention. “Hey! Listen, dragon! I can clear this sky in ten seconds flat.”

“Prove it,” I said.

As the pegasus cleared the sky, I counted the seconds. Surprisingly, it was exactly ten seconds.

“What'd I say? Ten. Seconds. Flat. I'd never leave Ponyville hanging.” Rainbow Dash chuckled as Twilight and I were left with dumbfounded expressions. “You should see the look on your faces. Ha! You two are a laugh. I can't wait to hang out some more.”

“She’s amazing!” I said as she flew off. Although, in reality, I’m not really a fan of her. I’m not saying she’s the worst pony I’ve met, but if I arranged the Mane 6 in order from best to worst, she would be at the worst. I'm not really a fan of characters full of themselves.

Twilight and I headed to the Town Hall next. I knew who were going to meet there: Spike’s long-term crush, Rarity. I’ve been a fan of Sparity for a while, and I could see them together under the right conditions. I just needed to know how I could ease myself into the relationship.

We entered the Town Hall and saw the decorations.

“Beautiful,” I said.

“Yes,” said Twilight. “The décor is coming along nicely. This ought to be quick. I'll be at the library in no time. Beautiful indeed.”

“Not the decor. Her!” I pointed at the white mare with a curly purple mane. She was checking which ribbon looked better on the post. “How are my spines? Are they straight?”

Twilight rolled her eyes. “Good afternoon,” she said to Rarity.

“Just a moment, please!” Rarity said, “I'm 'in the zone', as it were.” After looking at all the ribbons, she finally decided to go with one that sparkles. “Oh, Rarity, you are a talent. Now, um, how can I help you—WAH-HA-HA!! Oh my stars, darling! Whatever happened to your coiffure?!”

“Oh, you mean my mane?” Twilight asked. “It’s a long story. I'm just here to check on the decorations, and then I'll be out of your hair!”

“Out of my hair? What about your hair?” Rarity then pushed Twilight out of Town Hall. I followed after them.

At the Carousel Boutique, Rarity was trying different outfits on Twilight. She finally picked one that she thought looked good on Twilight.

“Now go on, my dear.” Rarity said as she tighten Twilight’s corset. “You were telling me where you're from.”

Since Twilight could barely breathe, let alone talk, I explained to Rarity, “Twilight and I came from Canterlot. We were sent here to—”

Rarity quickly released her grip from Twilight, sending the latter falling forwards.

“Canterlot?!” Rarity exclaimed. “Oh, I am so envious! The glamour, the sophistication! I have always dreamed of living there! I can't wait to hear all about it! We are all gonna be the best of friends!” She then took a closer look at the gems on Twilight’s clothes. “Emerald? What was I thinking? Let me get you some rubies.”

“Quick!” Twilight said, “Before she decides to dye my coat a new color.”

I quickly followed after her. As we were leaving, I called out to Rarity, “See you later!”

That was four of the Mane Six that we've met, and I know who's the last one.

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