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There's Something About Twilight Sparkle - Forum Explorer



Twilight miscasts a spell which lands her in the hospital. Afterwards all her friend's reevaluate just how they feel about the purple unicorn.

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Chapter 3: It begins

“hatW? OwH nac ouy eb ni oevl wiht em? I balery ownk uoy!” Twilight shouted. Seeing the puzzled looks on her guests faces clued her in on what she actually said. OK Twilight let's try that again but this time lets not speak in gibberish. “What? How can you be in love with me? I barely know you!” Twilight said again.

“Trixie knows that Twilight Sparkle. Yet Trixie cannot help how Trixie feels about you. Please Trixie is not asking for much, just a chance for us to get to know each other.” Trixie pleaded.

“Well of-” Twilight began

“Absolutely not!” Rainbow Dash interrupted “Why would she want to date some two bit showmare who destroyed Ponyville? Just get back in your cart and buzz off!”

“Rainbow Dash!” Twilight yelled “How dare you say such things about Trixie! Sure she was abrasive the last time she came to Ponyville but everypony deserves a chance. So yes I will give her that chance, even though you disapprove. Also you don't get to answer for me in a matter so personal! Trixie lets meet up tomorrow and make plans. Now can you both please leave so I can go to sleep? I had a long day helping Applejack and I'm exhausted.” Twilight said before heading upstairs. The two other ponies left the library eyeing each other. Trixie could not keep a victorious smirk off her face as she headed to her cart.

“Just keep laughing Trixie. I'll wipe that smirk off your face soon enough. You'll never get Twilight, not if I have anything to say about it.” Rainbow Dash muttered to herself as she glared at Trixie. She then quickly flew up to her cloud home where she spent most of the night pacing and thinking up plans to drive Trixie out of town. Finally she gave up and fell into a restless slumber.

Trixie on the other hoof was ecstatic. Too excited to sleep she paced around her cart and planned how she would impress Twilight the next day. Finally she settled down and fell into a sweet slumber. “Twilight will be Trixie's, all mine.” She muttered in her sleep as she dreamed.

Meanwhile in Canterlot a very different mare wasn't sleeping at all. This was nothing unusual though. After all she was the Princess of the Night for a reason. The aura of melancholy and longing sigh weren't out of place either. However something was odd. Usually Princess Luna would be quite happy after visiting Ponyville. Her usual glum shouldn't have arrived so quickly. Noticing her distress, Luna's personal hoofmaiden Starshine rushed over.

“Is there something the matter, my Princess?” She said with a bow. Luna just sighed again and continued to walk towards her throne. Starshine decided to try again. “How did your trip to Ponyville go?”

“IT WAS HORRIBLE! NOT ONLY DID I FAIL TO STOP TWILIGHT FROM CASTING HER SPELL, BUT I EVEN MADE THINGS WORSE! HER SPELL WAS MISCAST AND NOW MY SISTER'S BELOVED STUDENT CANNOT CAST MAGIC AT ALL! FINALLY I MADE AN UTTER FOAL OF MYSELF WHEN I SHAMEFULLY FLED BACK TO CANTERLOT WITH BARELY A FAREWELL! HOW WILL I EVER FACE TWILIGHT AGAIN!?” Princess Luna bellowed at her servant.

“My Princess if you believe that you have wronged Celestia's student then shouldn't you right that wrong?” Starshine pointed out with a bow.

“YES, YES YOU ARE CORRECT MY DEAR SERVANT. IT IS ONLY RIGHT AND FITTING THAT WHILE TWILIGHT HEALS FROM HER INJURY THAT I BE AT HER SIDE CARING FOR HER AND PROTECTING HER. PACK OUR THINGS STARSHINE, FOR NEXT NIGHT WE LEAVE FOR PONYVILLE!” Princess Luna decreed, her mood noticeably improved at the thought of returning to Ponyville.

“As you wish, Your Highness.” Starshine bowed once more and trotted away on her princess' orders.


The next day arrived with the same glorious sunrise as it always did. Rainbow Dash however was in no mood to appreciate it. As always the sunlight made its insidious way towards her bed where it danced upon her face. Dash responded the same way she always did, by pulling some cloud over her head to block the sun. This time though she woke abruptly as she remembered that she had something important to do. She had to convince Twilight to not date Trixie no matter what. So Rainbow Dash puffed away her cloud bed with a flick of her wings and dropped out her house. She spread her wings and started to glide in the early morning air. From her house she could reach anywhere in Ponyville with no effort and it was too early in the morning for stunts anyways. With a subtle shift of her wings she turned towards the library. She wouldn't arrive for a little while which was good because Rainbow Dash knew that Twilight would only listen to thought out arguments and she needed the time to think. Rainbow Dash grinned, a smart pony like Twilight would surely listen to an awesome pony such as herself. Trixie didn't stand a chance.

Applejack rolled out of bed groaning. Her head ached from lack of sleep and lots of worry. Now she had a long day of work to look forward to. While she loved the farm there were times where she wished she could sleep in and spend all day napping. I bet Twilight gets to sleep in whenever she wants. Applejack shook her head irritably, “Why do all of mah thoughts keep leading back to that mare?” Applejack grumbled to herself as she got to work.

Fluttershy got to sleep in. She was curled under her blankets with only the tip of her muzzle exposed so she could breath. Normally Angel would wake Fluttershy up but today was different. Today was the day of the week when Angel took care of the animal's breakfast while Fluttershy slept. In return Fluttershy made Angel his special salad and always made sure to include the cherry on top. For now though Fluttershy slept and dreamed sweetly of what she wanted. Slowly she woke up, sleepily pushing her covers away. “What a lovely dream. I can't wait to tell Rainbow Dash about it.” She said softly to herself as her eyes adjusted to the light.

Twilight woke up with a grin. She felt much better with a good night's sleep and now she had a date to look forward to. I can't believe Trixie is in love with me! Me of all ponies! Okay Trixie was a little abrasive the last time she was in Ponyville but she seemed nice enough last night. Anyways I can't wait for our date! Twilight though to herself as she pranced down the stairs from her room. She sniffed the air, enjoying the smell of Spike's freshly cooked muffins. When she reached the kitchen she was greeted by the sight of a rainbow maned friend of hers munching down on a muffin. Twilight stopped and stared at Rainbow Dash's back for a second before grabbing a muffin of her own. I really shouldn't have expected that Rainbow Dash would have given up that easily. Ah well, might as well get this over with. Twilight thought with a mental sigh.

“Good morning Rainbow Dash,” Twilight said as she continued to eat. Rainbow nodded and finished her muffin before answering.

“Hey Twilight. I wanted to talk to you about Trixie.”

“Of course you did. I don't understand what the big deal is.” Twilight sighed.

“The big deal is that Trixie is a no good, arrogant punk! Remember how she caused the Ursa Minor rampage? She's probably back here to try and get some revenge for you showing her up back then. Trust me Twilight, Trixie is nothing but trouble and will end up breaking your heart if you let her.” Rainbow Dash said.

“First of all Rainbow Dash; Trixie did not cause the Ursa Minor rampage remember? It was Snips and Snails who lured it into town. Second why would Trixie want revenge on me? She could have died if I didn't intervene. Even if she did want revenge why would she go through the effort of tricking me into thinking that she loved me first? Finally how would you know if Trixie is nothing but trouble? She was only here for one day and you interacted with her for all of thirty seconds. Not exactly enough time to get to know someone. So I'll give her a chance, and I'll see who she really is. You don't need to worry about me Rainbow, I'll be fine.” Twilight countered.

“She's just no good for you!” Rainbow Dash shouted.

“How do you know?”

“It's just so obvious! Come on Twilight don't do this!” Rainbow Dash yelled grabbing Twilight with her hooves.

“Rainbow Dash, calm down. Why are you getting so worked up about this?”

“It's because, because-” Then Rainbow Dash interrupted herself by kissing Twilight. It was nothing more then a quick smooch on the lips but it still left Twilight speechless. “Ah, Um, I have to go walk Tank!” Rainbow Dash blurted before fleeing the library at top velocity. Twilight just sat there not moving a muscle. Several minutes later Fluttershy poked her head in and saw Twilight still sitting there.

“Um, hi Twilight. Did I see Rainbow Dash rush out of here? I've been looking for her all day, do you know where she went?” Fluttershy asked.

“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” Twilight suddenly screamed.

“Eep!” Fluttershy dove for a bookshelf, squeezing behind it. Unfortunately there isn't enough room for a pony behind a bookshelf so instead of hiding, Fluttershy just ended up knocking it over. Twilight kept screaming as the bookshelf inevitably landed on her. “Oh no!” Fluttershy gasped. Rushing over she lifted up the bookcase and pushed it to the side, letting it fall to the ground. Twilight had collapsed on the ground, covered in books. It was hard to tell if she was still screaming for a rather large book had effectively gagged her.

“Are you alright Twilight?” Fluttershy said digging Twilight out of the books. Twilight just groaned around her mouthful of book and shook her head. “Oh no! Should I get help or take you to the hospital?” Fluttershy gasped. Twilight just shook her head again and finally spat out the book.

“No, I'm physically fine, it's just....” Twilight trailed off. With another shake of her head she struggled to her hooves and began pacing. “Why would she do that?” Twilight just suddenly asked.

“Do what? What happened Twilight?” Fluttershy asked.

“I don't want to tell you.” Twilight admitted with a blush.

“Why not? I can't help you otherwise. If this is troubling you then you need to talk to somepony.” Fluttershy pointed out.

“It's just....I don't want to upset you.”

“Don't worry Twilight. I'll be alright and you can trust me with whatever secret you have.” Fluttershy said.

“Alright then.” Twilight took a deep breath. “RainbowDashkissedmeandIdon'tknowwhattodoandbythewaysorryIdon'twantthistoruinourfriendshipcanyoupleaseforgiveme?” she said as fast as she could.

“What? Twilight you need to slow down.” Fluttershy said flatly. Twilight nodded and tried again. With the exact same result. “Maybe you should start from the beginning?” Fluttershy suggested.

Twilight took a deep breath and nodded. “OK so I woke up this morning as usual and find Rainbow Dash downstairs in the kitchen. She starts trying to convince me to not date Trixie-”

“You're dating Trixie!?” Fluttershy exclaimed softly.

“And when I confronted her about why she was so concerned about Trixie she got all flustered and she ended up, well kissing me.” Twilight continued, not noticing Fluttershy's interruption. “I'm so sorry Fluttershy! This must be so hard on you and I don't want to get between the two of you and why are you looking at me like that?” Twilight said noticing the strangely happy expression on Fluttershy's face

“Rainbow Dash....kissed you?” Fluttershy repeated softly.

“Yes, and I'm sorry Fluttershy. Please don't be mad at me!” Twilight replied. Fluttershy began to walk closer to Twilight.

“It's okay Twilight. In fact I'm happy to hear that.” Fluttershy blushed as she moved even closer.

“I-it is? You are? Why?” Twilight asked desperately as she fell back on her haunches.

“Because I get to do this.” Fluttershy whispered. Fluttershy leaned in and gave Twilight a soft and passionate kiss. Twilight just stared at Fluttershy in response. “Now you just stay right here. I have to go find Rainbow Dash but we'll both be back soon. I promise.” Fluttershy breathed into Twilight's ear. With that Fluttershy flew out of the library. Twilight snapped out of it shorty afterwards.
“What do I do? Is this just some elaborate prank? No way Fluttershy wouldn't do that, but then what's going on? They couldn't actually mean it, could they?” Twilight muttered to herself as she started to pace. Suddenly the door was flung open with an explosive burst of green and red smoke.

“The Great and Powerful Trixie has arrived!”


Pinkie Pie watched with her head cocked to the side as first Rainbow Dash and then Fluttershy rushed out of the library. She gasped in surprise as Trixie entered with a magical flash. Deciding to get closer she adjusted her trenchcoat and picked up her desk. She moved it to the middle of the street and peaked through her binoculars at the target. No sign of any movement. Pinkie sipped her coffee and looked around to see if anypony was watching her. Nopony seemed to be paying attention to the rather large desk in the middle of the street. I knew this disguise would be unnoticeable! Pinkie thought smugly to herself as opened up her newspaper and took another peek at the library. Pinkie's stomach started flip-flopping again as she contemplated what could be happening inside. Was her Pinkie Sense trying to tell her something? Or were the thoughts of her bestest friend Twilight Sparkle causing the flip-flops. Or perhaps it was the eight coffees and two dozen donuts she had eaten to maintain her disguise. It truly was a mystery, one that could only be solved by the genius detective Pinkie Pie! But first she had to rescue her clueless assistant who was being held captive by her arch-rival the Dreaded and Diabolical Trixie, whose genius mind was a match for her own! Pinkie Pie had not let deduced the latest of Trixie's cunning plans, yet Pinkie knew that her poor assistant would be caught up once again in her never ending struggle against Trixie. For now ace detective Pinkie Pie would play the waiting game, and Pinkie Pie was great at all sorts of games!