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How I met The Girls of My Life - Wildcard25



Little Spike Drake moves from Ponyville to Canterlot City where he makes new friends with some special girls

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Fun at the Park

As the sun came up, Spike was greeted by the bright glow and opened his eyes. He yawned while stretching his arms up and looked out the window of his bedroom.

He smiled, and said to himself, “Today's a new day.” he got out of bed and got changed.

Ever since yesterday when he and his parents arrived in Canterlot City, Spike felt better about the move when he met the girls on his block. Twilight, Rarity, Rainbow, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie made Spike feel so welcomed any doubts he had about the move were gone.

After Spike had his morning cereal, he went out front to enjoy the beautiful day. He looked around before speaking to himself, “I would like to look around this place, but I doubt my parents would let me go alone.”

“Spike!” Came a familiar voice.

Spike looked back down the block seeing Twilight walking down from her porch and over to him. Spike got up and went to her, “Morning, Twilight.”

“Morning, Spike. How're you?” she asked.

“I'm good. You?”

“Never better. Listen are you doing anything today?”

“Not at the moment.” he answered.

“Well, how would you like to join me and the girls at the park today?” Twilight offered.

“Really?” Spike asked.

“Sure.”

“By ourselves?”

“Well, not so much. My big brother and his 'girlfriend' are taking us.” she explained.

Spike was suddenly confused, “You have a brother?”

Twilight raised a brow at Spike, and asked, “Did I not tell you that yesterday?”

“No.”

“Oh,” Twilight replied feeling sheepish, “I guess I was so caught up in meeting you and introducing you to my favorite works of literature I must've left that out. Sorry.”

Spike just shrugged, “Who is he?”

“His name's Shining Armor, he's my BBBFF.”

“BBBFF?” Spike repeated in confusion.

“Big Brother Best Friend Forever,” Twilight clarified, “Before I met the girls he was only one I truly thought of as a friend.”

“What's he like?”

“He's cool. Though a bit of a dork, once a week he invites his nerd friends over to do their tabletop game Ogres and Oubliette's.”

“I heard of that game. It's supposed to be real adventurous.” Spike said.

“Right.” she replied dryly.

“And you said his girlfriend is coming too?”

“Yeah. Her name's Cadence. She's best sitter ever,” Twilight explained happily, “She's beautiful, caring, kind, and fun.”

“Sounds like a good person.” Spike admitted.

“The best.”

“Let me go ask my parents,” Spike went back inside, leaving Twilight to wait. Soon enough Spike came back out, “They said it was ok.”

“Great! I'll be sure to let them know you'll be joining us.” Twilight said, as they saw Applejack and Rainbow Dash walking over.

“Morning, Twilight.” Applejack greeted.

“Morning, A.J. Rainbow.” she replied.

“How's it going?” Rainbow asked.

“All good.”

Applejack put an arm around Spike, “How're you this morning, sugarcube?”

“I'm ok.” Spike answered, as he blushed from being held so close to her.

“Spike said he'd be able to join us at the park today.” Twilight explained.

“Awesome!” Rainbow cheered, as she yanked Spike from Applejack much to the cowgirl's jealousy, and spoke to him, “You ready for some awesome fun today, Spike?”

“Sure am.”

“Great.”

“Hellooooo,” came a voice in a sing-song tone. They four looked seeing Rarity approaching, “Good morning, everyone.”

“Good morning, Rarity.” the girls greeted.

“Morning.” Spike greeted.

Rarity smiled at Spike and leaned close to him, “And how're you this morning, darling?”

“Oh, I'm good.”

“Wonderful.” Rarity smiled.

“And it looks like Spike's gonna be joining us today.” Applejack added.

Rarity gasped with joy, “Perfect!”

“Um, hi.” came a soft voice, as they saw Fluttershy walk over.

“Morning, Fluttershy.” Twilight greeted.

“Hi, everyone. So is Spike coming with us?” she asked shyly.

“He sure is.” Rainbow answered.

Fluttershy perked up, “Yay!” she went over to Spike and hugged him, “I'm so glad you'll be joining us, Spike.”

“Me too.” Spike said, while blushing from the hug.

“Hey, girls!” Pinkie came skipping over to them.

“Right on time, Pinkie.” Twilight said, as Pinkie immediately went right to Spike and gripped his face.

“Good morning, you little cutie pie!” Pinkie began to kiss Spike's cheek constantly, as Spike struggled to push her face away, but wasn't successful.

“I am not your cutie pie!” Spike shouted in embarrassment.

After the seventh kiss to Spike's cheek, Pinkie nuzzled against him, “Yes you are!” she cooed.

When she let go of Spike the boy sighed, “I know.”

The other girls scowled at Pinkie over her little doting on Spike, while she remained oblivious to it, “So is he coming with? Is he? Is he?!” Pinkie asked excitedly while jumping around.

“Yes, Pinkie. Spike's coming with.” Twilight assured her while trying to keep the exuberant girl still.

“Alright!” Pinkie cheered.

“You're going to love Canterlot Park, Spike.” Twilight said.

“It's got a playground and everything.” Pinkie added.

Spike started to feel excited about going until an older male's voice called out, “Hey, girls!” Spike and the girls looked and saw walking from Twilight's house was a teenage boy with cerulean colored eyes, and his hair was a combination of cerulean, sapphire, and dark phthalo blue. His attire included red sneakers, gray pants, and a black t-shirt with the symbol of a blue shield with a pink star in it at the bottom side of his shirt. Next to him was a teenage girl with light purple eyes, and her hair was a mix of violet, rose, and pale gold, with a blue bow in it. Her attire included pink knee high boots with black soles, a blue skirt, a white shirt with a blue horizontal stripe in the center with the image of a teal colored crystal heart with golden lacing on it.

“Good morning, everyone.” the teenage girl greeted.

“Good morning.” the girls greeted.

The two teens spotted Spike and walked over to him. Spike looked up at the two older kids feeling intimidated by their size, but trusted Twilight's words about them being nice.

“So you must be Spike.” the boy began.

“That's me.” Spike confirmed.

“Well, it's nice to meet ya. I'm Shining Armor. Twily's told us all about you.” Shining began, as he held his fist out to Spike.

Spike taking in the gesture bumped his fist with the teen boy's, “Good to know, though she didn't mention anything about you to me until just now.”

“What?” Shining asked sounding hurt. He turned to his little sister, “You didn't tell him about me when you met him yesterday?”

“My bad.” Twilight answered sheepishly.

Cadence spoke up to the younger boy, “It's good to finally meet you, Spike. I'm Cadence.”

“Nice to meet you too,” Spike replied as he blushed from her beauty, “Gosh, you're pretty.”

“Oh, thank you,” Cadence said sweetly, before turning to Shining, “Better watch out, Shining. I think you got some competition.”

Shining just laughed, “Yeah, that'll be the day.”

“So you all set to join us at the park?” Cadence asked Spike.

“You bet.”

“Hold on!” came Elsa's voice, as she and Geki came outside, “Before we leave our son in your care, we wanna make sure you'll watch over him and see to it nothing bad will happen to him.”

“Elsa, you're being too paranoid.” Geki calmed her.

“Don't worry, Mrs. Drake, your son's in good hands.” Shining promised.

“I'm very good with kids.” Cadence assured them.

“See, they have a handle on it,” Geki said, “After all Night Light and Velvet said they were responsible.”

“Good point,” Elsa admitted, “Just make sure not to keep Spike out too late.”

“You can count on us.” Shining replied.

“Then have fun all of you.” Geki said, as he and Elsa went back inside.

“Come on, everyone, follow us and stay together.” Cadence instructed the kids.

The girls and Spike followed the teens in tow with Rainbow and Applejack locking arms with Spike to keep him close, but Spike could tell they just wanted to be next to him.


Later on at the park, Spike and the girls were having fun in the playground area. Applejack and Rainbow climbed the jungle gym with both of them trying to outrace each other to the top, Fluttershy was happily feeding some squirrels, Pinkie was constantly going up and down a slide, and Rarity was relaxing in the shade.

Spike was getting pushed on the swing by Cadence, while Shining Armor was pushing Twilight on another swing.

“Let me know if I'm pushing you too high, Spike.” Cadence said.

“You're good.” Spike said, as he swung back and forth with Cadence giving him the occasional push.

“So how do you feel living here in Canterlot?” Cadence asked the boy.

“Well, I was skeptical about the move, but now I'm glad to be living here. Twilight and the others have given me plenty of reason to be glad about living here.”

Cadence smiled, “Yeah. Those girls really know how to make things better.”

“How did you first meet them?”

“Well, Shining Armor and I attend the same high school. In fact the two of us were crushing on each other but we had no idea we both felt the same way about each other. Then when I was tasked to watch Twilight one night, while Shining had to go somewhere with his pals, Twilight and I did some research to determine if me and him were compatible.”

“How'd that turn out?” Spike asked.

“We were a perfect match.” Cadence answered happily.

“Good to hear.”

“Even though plenty of my friends tried to discourage me claiming I could do better than him, I proved them wrong. Since then the Sparkles have always asked me to sit for Twilight whenever Shining wasn't around and they had to go out. Even the rest of the girls parents asked me to watch their own kids when no one else could.”

“Must be tough if you're dealing with any of them.” Spike motioned to the girls.

“Well, the only challenges were Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash.” Cadence confessed.

“I can see that.” Spike replied knowing how those two are.

“If you like, I could convince your parents to let me sit for you whenever I have the time and they need to go out.”

“Really?” Spike asked, as he stopped swinging while looking up at the girl.

Cadence nodded while smiling making Spike feel happy, until they heard Rainbow cry out, “Code Red! We got a Code Red here!”

Twilight stopped swinging, as she and Shining Armor hurried over followed by Spike and Cadence. They gathered over where Applejack, Pinkie, and Rarity were gathered around Fluttershy who was sitting down looking sad.

“What happened?” Shining Armor asked.

“Fluttershy, are you ok?” Twilight asked in concerned.

“I fell down and scraped my knee.” Fluttershy whimpered.

“Come on, sit down over here,” Cadence said, as the girls brought Fluttershy over to sit down on a bench. Cadence reached into her bag and pulled out a band-aid box with smiley faces on it. She put the bandage on Fluttershy's knee, “There we go.”

“Thank you, Cadence.” Fluttershy said feeling better already.

“You really need to be more careful.” Cadence reminded her.

“I know.”

Spike looked at Cadence and was in awe at how prepared she was, and knew she was something special. He then looked at Fluttershy and knew how to make her feel even better. He took one of the band-aids and put it on his cheek, “Look, Fluttershy. Now we're boo-boo buddies.”

Fluttershy's eyes lit up with her hands on her cheeks and made the cutest noise before speaking, “Oh, my gosh, I love you so much!”

The others looked jealous and tried to grab a band-aid themselves, “I wanna be boo-boo buddies with Spike too!” Rainbow said.

“Me too!” Pinkie added.

“Girls, let's not waste the band-aids.” Cadence scolded them.

Shining spoke up, “And don't go hurting yourselves just to have a reason to need them.”

“Yes, Shining.” Twilight sighed, as she and the rest of the girls looked envious of Fluttershy and Spike getting closer.

“Will you be all right, Fluttershy?” Cadence asked in concern.

“I'll be fine.” she replied.

“Hey, Spike, come join us on the fort!” Rainbow said, as she and Applejack dragged Spike along and went up the playground fort.

As Spike looked down from above he felt proud, “Ah, yes! This is a castle worthy of a ruler!” he declared.

“All hail, King Spike!” Pinkie mimicked fanfare.

Rarity went next to Spike, “You know Spike, what's a king without his queen?” she batted her eyes at him.

Spike blushed, until Rainbow took Spike away from Rarity, “Hold on, if anyone's gonna be a queen to Spike here, it's me!”

“What would you even know about being a queen?” Rarity challenged the rainbow haired girl.

“Probably nothing.” Applejack chimed in.

“Who says I only need one queen?” Spike asked, “You can all be queens up on my castle.”

The girls looked at each other before smiling, as they answered, “We can work with that.” they laughed together.


Soon, the two teens and the kids were enjoying ice cream cones they got from a vendor. Spike sat next to Shining Armor both enjoying their cones, while watching Cadence speak with the girls who were enjoying their ice cream too.

“So, Spike. According to Twilight, you got along well with her and the girls when you met them yesterday.” Shining spoke up.

“I sure did,” Spike confirmed, “For an egghead, your sister sure is something.”

“That she is.” Shining chuckled.

“When I was watching you two together it kinda made me feel jealous.”

“Jealous?”

“Yeah. I'm an only child, so I don't know what it's like to have a sibling.” Spike explained with a sigh.

“Well, speaking as an older brother it's a joy, but comes with its issues.” Shining confessed.

“I can imagine, if my years of seeing TV shows have taught me anything.” Spike said.

“But despite whatever certain problems come up between Twilight and me, we work through them.”

“That's good.” Spike nodded with a smile.

“And you know, Spike. If you want a sib, then you can always look to me as a big brother.”

Spike did a double take, “Really?” he asked in surprise.

“Sure. I kinda always wondered what it would be like to have a younger brother.”

“Well, I'm open for that.”

“Great. I can teach ya to play my fave tabletop game, and who knows you could become a natural at it.” Shining said.

“Sweet.” Spike said feeling excited.

“Hey, you guys!” Cadence called out grabbing their attention, “Time to go!”

“Coming!” they answered together before giving each other a smile and joined the girls.

As Spike walked with the girls he looked up at Cadence and Shining Armor, and thought, 'These two are remarkable people. And the girls are lucky to know them. I sure hope I can get to know them the same way the girls do.' he smiled to himself, as he followed along side the girls.