• Published 24th Feb 2020
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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 4 (Friendship is Magic Part 1 and 2)

The party was already in full swing. I noticed that Twilight wasn’t with us anymore. I didn’t think she would, so I went upstairs to her room.

“Hey, Twilight!” I called out. “Pinkie Pie's starting ‘pin the tail on the pony’! Wanna play?”

“No!” Twilight retorted. “All the ponies in this town are crazy!” This is coming from a pony who went insane trying to be on time. “Do you know what time it is?”

“It's the eve of the Summer Sun Celebration,” I replied. “Everypony has to stay up, or they'll miss the princess raising the sun.”

I would’ve said that Twilight should lighten up, but she wouldn’t listen. I threw the lampshade hat off, and marched straight up to her bed.

“Now, listen, little miss antisocial! The princess asked you to make some friends!” I pulled the pillow from her head. “I don’t care if you like it or not! Even Fluttershy is better at making friends than you! I swear, you’re as reclusive as Moondancer!”

Twilight gasped. “Oh, no! I forgot to tell Moondancer I was leaving!” She jumped out of bed. “I need to catch the train back too—”

I quickly pulled Twilight’s tail. “No, you don’t. I already told Moondancer you were leaving.”

“You did?”

“What did you think I was doing when you were meeting Princess Celestia? After I returned that book, I went and told Moondancer you couldn’t come because you were going to Ponyville for an important task. She understood it was a high priority for you, and she thanked me for the gift.”

“Spike...I...” Then her eyes widened. “Wait a minute. How did you know we were going to Ponyville before the Princess told us?”

Uh, oh. I was afraid someone would get suspicious.

“Well, with the Summer Sun Celebration right around the corner, I thought the Princess might’ve wanted you to check on preparations in Ponyville.”

“But how did you know it was going to be in Ponyville? They change location every year, you know.”

“It’s the closest town to Canterlot. I doubt she was going to send you anywhere else on the map.”

“Uh, huh...”

“Hey, look!” I pointed at the clock. “It’s almost time watch the sunrise!”

Twilight and I, along with the party ponies in the library, went to the Town Hall. It was surprisingly quiet.

Then Pinkie showed up out of nowhere. “Isn't this exciting? Are you excited, 'cause I'm excited, I've never been so excited— well, except for the time that I saw you walking into town and I went GASP! but I mean really, who can top that?”

I can think of one pony.

“Who?” Pinkie asked.

“Huh?” I asked.

“You said you knew somepony who can top my excitement.”

“Uh...I didn’t say anything like that.” I didn't think Pinkie could read minds.

“Okie dokie loki!”

Then the fanfare began, followed by ponies cheering. Then the mayor of Ponyville showed up.

“Fillies and gentlecolts,” the mayor announced, “as mayor of Ponyville, it is my great pleasure to announce the beginning of the Summer Sun Celebration! In just a few moments, our town will witness the magic of the sunrise, and celebrate this, the longest day of the year! And now, it is my great honor to introduce to you the ruler of our land, the very pony who gives us the sun and the moon each and every day, the good, the wise, the bringer of harmony to all of Equestria...Princess Celestia!”

Rarity pulled the curtain back, but just like in the show, Princess Celestia wasn’t there. The crowd was in a frenzy.

“Remain calm, everypony, there must be a reasonable explanation!” said the Mayor.

“I know why!” I said. “An old friend of the Princess has returned!” I heard the crowd asking questions.


“An old friend?”

“That princess has terrible priorities.”

“Spike! What are you doing?!” Twilight hissed.

“Yah!” Pinkie yelped as a mysterious mist that looked like the night sky formed on the balcony.

“Oh, no…” Twilight said.

“Nightmare Moon!” Twilight and I said in unison.

Sure enough, an alicorn as black as the night appeared on the balcony. I noticed that her fangs were missing here.

“Oh, my beloved subjects,” the dark mare said. “It's been so long since I've seen your precious little sun-loving faces.”

“What did you do to our Princess?!” Rainbow Dash yelled.

“Why, am I not royal enough for you?” Nightmare Moon asked “Don't you know who I am?”

“Ooh! I love guessing games!” Pinkie said with glee. “Um, Hokey Smokes! How about... Queen Meanie! No! Black Snooty, Black Snooty!”

“I know who you are!” I finally said. I stood on Twilight’s head. “You are the sister of Princess Celestia. You are the princess of the night. You are the Mare in the Moon! You are...Nightmare Moon!”

The crowd around me gasped.

“Well well well,” said Nightmare Moon. “Somepony who remembers me.” Suddenly I felt a weird aura around my body, and I was lifted off Twilight’s head.

“Twilight! Put me down!” I shouted.

“Th-That’s not me, Spike!”

Nightmare Moon pulled closer to me. I felt an aura around my neck. It started getting tighter and tighter.

“Then you also know why I'm here, little dragon.”

I tried to say something, but nothing came out. Not that I was choking, but that I was too scared to say anything. Remember, I was a human in a dragon body. I was practically in a scenario where a random muggle is being held hostage by Voldermort.

“Remember this day, little ponies, for it was your last.”

Then I just remembered. I’m a dragon. So that means...

“From this moment forth, the night will last—YEOW!!” I spat out a tiny fireball which smacked Nightmare Moon’s helmet. It didn’t hurt her, thankfully, but she dropped me. I was glad Twilight was able to catch me right before I hit the ground.

“Erg! You’ll pay for that, you overgrown lizard!”

“Seize her!” The mayor shouted. “Only she knows where the Princess is hiding!”

But unfortunately, the guards were no match for the Mare in the Moon’s magic. They were all knocked down like bowling pins. Nightmare Moon then transformed into the nightly mist and escaped from the Town Hall.

“We need to get to the library!” Twilight declared. She placed me on her back and we rode for the library. I looked up and saw Rainbow Dash watching us.

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