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My New Life in Equestria: Helping Has Its Ups and Downs - HAZESHIFT

Waking up in a tree usually doesn't mean its gonna be a good day...today on the other hand I find it to be the opposite...at least in the short run as i find myself in a world of ponies

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Chapter 33: Sugar, Spice, and some things from your everyday pharmacy

Chapter 33: Sugar, Spice, and some things from your everyday pharmacy

Coughing, coughing was the first thing I heard the next morning. Slowly I sat up and managed to open my eyes to see darkness. I waved my hand in front of my face to make sure I was not blind. The dark blurred outline of the appendage showed that it was just dark in the room. Blinking a couple of times to try and acclimate my eyes I looked over at the second occupier of the bed.

I could make out Twilight lying next to me, she was tossing and turning and seemed to be having trouble simply breathing. I squinted in the dark trying to read the face of the clock that sat on the nightstand on Twilight’s side of the bed. The time looked to be around five in the morning but I could be wrong. Slowly I got out the bed, small creaks sounded off as my feet hit the floorboards. Slowly and quietly I shuffled towards the bathroom, I used my magic to illuminate the space around me. Making sure to duck I got into the bathroom without any injury. Using one hand I managed to grab a couple of things from the medicine cabinet. One again I made my way back to the bed. I chuckled slightly as I found out that I could light a candle with my magic, my arm like a matchstick. Slowly as the glow brightened the room a little I set the stuff from the bathroom down on my nightstand.

“Twilight…” I gently nudged her, earning something between a mumble and a moan. “Twilight,” I said a bit louder, pulling the blanket off of her and seeing that she was sleeping in basically puddle of sweat.

“Fwah? If it time to gef up?” she said, her voice hoarse, croaky and nasally. She squirmed a bit in the sheet she was wrapped in, I watched as she opened her eyes, she looked exhausted and not at full health.

“No but you’re tossing and turning a lot and sweating more than Rainbow Dash after a hard workout. How are you feeling?” I asked, putting a hand up to her forehead, trying carefully to not poke myself with her horn. My hand met the dampness of her fur and felt the heat coming of her. "It feels like you got a bit of a fever," I said reaching with my free hand to grab the box of tissues I brought with me.

"Here, blow your nose," I told her holding up a tissue. Her horn lit up and the tissues floated out of my hand and levitated for about a second before her magic fizzled and the tissue dropped. I watched the tissue float down to the bed and then looked at Twilight, she looked slightly angry at the tissue. Before I could say anything she grabbed the tissue and promptly blew her nose. The sound was anything but pretty or graceful but it still made me smile for some reason. She crumpled it up with her hooves, and while I was pondering how that was completely possible she gave it a small toss towards the waste basket in the room.

“Can you breath or are you all stuffed up?”

“Stuffed up isn’f a real medical diagnofis,” she said, the sound of her voice basically giving me an answer.

“Here I got some of that eucalyptus rub left over from when I was sick that one day, it should help a bit. We’ll worry about it more once the sun comes up. Now come here,” I said grabbing the little container. I dipped my finger into the gek and moved back to Twilight. “Now for some immediate relief apply here,” I said running it along her muzzle, right above her mouth. In between applications I turned to grab a tissue so I could clean my hands , when I turned back to Twilight I found her licking her lips.

“Hey no eating that,” I chuckled.

“But it tastes good and it helps my throat,” Twilight sighed, I took her word for it as she seemed to relax slightly. I applied the gel to her muzzle again and then applied some to her underside, I think that area was called the breast if I remembered that lecture Twilight had given me about equine anatomy. And just because she didn’t have human breasts didn’t mean I didn’t blush as I rubbed the gel into that particular area.

“Feel better Twilight?” I asked while wiping my hands clean.

“Yeah a little bit, maybe now I can sleep better,” she said as she started to pull the covers back over her.

“Whoa whoa whoa. You’re basically sleeping in a puddle of sweat there, that’s not good for you switch sides with me so you can be a bit more dry,” I said pushing her to my side of the bed. “And don’t worry I’ve slept in worse.” I forcibly tucked her in and moved to her side of the bed. “Now let’s try and get a little more sleep ok?’ I said laying my head down and going back to sleep.

The next thing I heard was the hellish sound of Twilight’s alarm clock. That was really the only way to describe the sound it made as the small hammer quickly moves back and forth between the two bells. I flailed my arm about, trying to find the accursed noise making machine, sighing when I finally managed to stop it. I got out of the bed to stretch a bit before looking at Twilight. She looked like she was sleeping a bit more peaceful. But the weird rise and fall of her chest showed me that she was still probably stuffed up. I sat on the bed for a while and just watched her as she slept.

"You know, Rarity would say that it’s not polite to stare,” Twilight said, eye closed still looking like she was asleep.

“How long have you been up?” I asked as she remained still.

“Since the stupid alarm clock went off, I thank you for not smashing it with your magic though,” She said slowly moving and getting out of bed.

“I will say that it has crossed my mind a few times,” I said watching her making sure she didn’t fall or something. “How are you feeling?”

“Ugh, still stuffed up a bit, I feel like I got a headache and my throat is scratchy. And not to mention that even though I just got out of bed I’m exhausted.” she answered my question while swaying a bit on her hooves.

“Well what do you want to do check the book of unicorn illnesses?” it may have only been eight in the morning but I could still give good sarcasm.

“Oh don’t be ridiculous Dan, there’s no book of unicorn illnesses,” Twilight laughed, slowly going down the stairs. I watched her as she walked over to a bookcase, and struggled as she pulled out a book that was as large as a suitcase. “There is however the Equestrian Health .Guide, 5th edition. It has all the latest facts and figures about equine health and sickness,” she said with a smile, even when not feeling well it was pretty adorable.

“Alright then let’s crack open this tome and answer the question “What is making Twilight feel under the weather?” I said grabbing a good portion of the giant book and opening it.

“It’s not a tome Dan, I don’t know why you wou—“ she was silenced when I let the portion of the book I was holding fall to the floor with a thump.

“You see? Only tomes make that kind of sound,” I tried to make my tone sound like I was half serious and half joking.

“Oh shut up and get down here and help me look,” she said. I sat down next to her and began to read at random from the pages we were on. I had no clue that there were so many different health problems that ponies could face, and that the book described them in great detail, unfortunately for me.

“Well I haven’t found anything that matches any symptoms you have…thank goodness for that. What about you Twi?” I waited for a bit but didn’t get a reply. “Twilight?” I looked over to her and found her eyes staring straight at a spot in the book.

“Oh how could I be so stupid? I have Uninfluenza!” she raised her hooves to the ceiling and shouted.

“Can you guys keep it down? A dragon can’t get any decent sleep around here?” Spike shouted from upstairs, causing Twilight to wince slightly.

“So Uninfluenza? Besides sounding like you just have the flu, does it do anything else to you?” I asked, bringin my volume down a bit.

“Well it can cause problems with unicorn magic, it can basically shut off a unicorn’s magic, or make it go out of control, or both could happen in random fits,” she said. She attempted to close the book with her magic only for it to fizzle. “Um… kind of like that.”

“Ok then. I guess I see what’s going to happen today.” I said, managing to close the tome.

“And what’s that?”

“Well for one I hope you didn’t have too much planned for today, because you missy are under the weather and need rest and relaxation, no ifs, ands, or buts,” I said.

“But what about my schedule for today, and all the plans I made with everypony?” Twilight started to protest.

“We’ll write everyone a note explaining the situation, and then explain more once everyone shows up worrying about you,” I said as I got some of Twilight’s stuff to write with.

“That was oddly specific at the end there Dan,”

“I know our friends well, remember when I was sick that one time? Everypony showed up like it was the end of the world,”

“Point taken. So what am I supposed to do for the day?”

“Well first you are going to rest on the couch over here, if you want a book to read I’ll get it, I’ll make you some of that tea you like, and I will make it my mission to find a way to entertain you and make you feel better,” I said while I put the stuff I was holding down, picked Twilight up, and moved her over to the couch.

“That sounds like a lot, do you think you can handle all that?” she said giving me one of her trademark smirks.

“Well I’ve lead soldiers into battle and that was pretty challenging. But trying to keep the Twilight Sparkle, one of the most over reactive ponies, happy and well rested… well this is going to be one of my hardest tasks eve-oomph,” I took a throw pillow to the face for my joke.

“Hey what’s with all the chatter this early in the morning?” Spiked said, alerting us to his presence as he came down the stairs.

“Oh well Twilight’s got a small case of Uninfluenza and not feeling well, so I’m making her take the day off, you think once you’ve had breakfast you can send some letters out to everyone?”

“Yeah sure, do you also want me to get out the “Sick Twilight” Checklist?” he said so nonchalantly I almost missed it.

"Yeah sure, since it’s actually a thing. How about you go get that and I’ll pour you some cereal?”

“Alright but go light on the milk I don’t want it getting soggy,” He replied as he turned away from the kitchen. It was easier for me to do that then to ask him where to find this checklist. It took him all of five minutes as he opened a drawer and pulled out a scroll. “Here you go. It seems old but it hasn’t changed much since Mom wrote it all those years ago,” Spike said handing me the scroll, I remembered how Velvet had said that she viewed Spike as her own son even though she hadn’t given birth to him.

“Alright then thanks Spike, just let me know when you send the letter to everypony. Here’s your cereal by the way,” I handed him the bowl and watched as he took a bite and sighed somewhat as it crunched in his mouth.

“You know something Dan? You make pretty good food. You’re alright in my book,”

“Did it just take now to get me there?” I asked.

“Well you’ve never made me food so you’ve been on the cusp. I’ll go wake Titanus up while you get started on that checklist,” he said heading for the basement door.

“Ok sounds like a plan,” I said walking over to the couch where I had put Twilight.

“Oh you got the “Taking care of Twilight” checklist, Mom wrote that so long ago but it’s never really changed.”

“I guess Velvet knew that her daughter loved routine so much that she wouldn’t have to change it even when she wasn’t a little filly anymore” I said opening the scroll. “Oh look it’s even got a picture of little filly Twily on here,” I laughed, turning the scroll around so that Twilight could see a miniature drawn version of her on the parchment. “Now that is precious.”

“Oh will you get on with the checklist already?” I heard Twilight huff as I brought my eyes away from the little drawing.

“Alrighty then, step one; put Twilight somewhere you can keep an eye on her at all times,” I paused, looking up from the list to Twilight. Looking at the couch and all the vantage points it gave me. “Check. Step two; get her a comfortable blanket,” I read walking up the stairs and into the bedroom. I opened the closet and dug through a box of my stuff to find a blanket I knew would work.

“Ok then step two check.” I said after a quick trip back to the main room, and draped the blanket over Twilight.

“Oh where did this come from?” Twilight asked, I hadn’t brought it out before so it was a good guess that she probably hadn’t known about it.

“Oh well, it’s basically a replica of a blanket from my home, that I’ve had since I was a kid. I asked Rarity of she could try and make it awhile back, and she succeeded. It’s kind of like a little memento for me. And I thought that since it was pony sized, that it would suit the job here,” I said trying not to blush.

“Oh that is so cute, and very sweet of you Dan,” she told me as she snuggled into the blanket. It was slightly bigger than her so it left her some room for maneuvering.

“Alright the next step is, um ok ah I don’t think I should read this part aloud…” my voice faded out in a mumble.

“Oh just read it, it can’t be that bad,” Twilight got a bit angry, her OCD kicked in sometimes when I didn’t’ finish reading things aloud.

“Well ok then, you asked for it. Step three; if Twilight has finally gotten some friends, and they come over to see her. Tell them that she is sick and cannot come out to play,” My throat hurt slightly from how my voice kept changing because I tried my hardest to not start laughing.

“Mmmmooooommmm,” Twilight groaned and twisted around under the blanket. She grabbed a tissue and blew her nose before she resumed talking. “I’m not that kind of filly anymore.”

“Well anyway you do have friends now and if Spike sent those letters out then I think if I timed it right then I should be able to do step three in five, four, three, two, one,” I looked to the front door only to find nothing happening. “I really thought that I would get that,” I said before the door slammed open.

A cacophony of questions flooded the room and overlapped with one another making it impossible to hear anything. I watched as all of our friends walked, climbed, and flew over each other trying to get their words to a somewhat surprised Twilight.

“Will everyone please QUIET DOWN!” Twilight shouted over everyone, which caused them to stop. “I understand your concern but it’s nothing to get too excited about. It’s not like the first time Dan was sick, remember how that went?”

“Uh for those of us that weren’t there can someone fill us in on that?” Swift Gale asked as she raised her hoof.

“I almost had to beat them back with a broom so they didn’t whisk me off to some lab, it was just a simple cold. I still think the time I started growing my beard was worse than that. Twilight didn’t break out her hazmat suit the first time,” I called out to everyone drawing some attention away from Twilight. “Well anyway now that you all are here I have part of a checklist to do that involves you so nobody move,” I walked in between The group and Twilight holding the scroll up like some kind of medieval messenger. “ Dear Twilight’s friends or ponies she was supposed to work with today on something. Twilight has a slight case of Uninfluenza and will not be able to come out and play or work.” I put the scroll down, making a mental reminder to check that off when I got a chance. “Now you know everything I know so—“

“Wait you said Uninfluenza?” Pinkie interrupted me. “Isn’t that contagious to other unicorns? QUICK ALL UNICORNS GET OUT SAVE THE CUTE ONES!” she suddenly gasped, grabbing Flintlock from somewhere out of the group and holding him above her head. As quickly as I could see her move , pinkie buzzed towards the door, Flintlock still being held above her. As she crossed the threshold of the door, there was a sound that resembled a judge slamming his gavel. I watched Pinkie run outside on her back two legs, her front two legs were still up in the air, but not holding anything. Looking at the top of the doorframe I saw Flintlock who with the speed Pinkie was moving had gotten lodged horn first. Weirdly enough his posture hadn’t changed form when Pinkie picked him up, he was still in the sitting position, and gravity wasn’t having any affect on him.

“Um you okay up there Flintlock?” I asked.

“Heh, she called me cute,” I heard him say before a pink hoof reached through the doorway, grabbed his tail, and pulled him out.

I made a note that everyone including me watch that spectacle and paused for a bit before I started speaking again. “Now I know you all had something to do that involved Twilight today but you’re going to have to reschedule, which will be done later. Rarity do you think you could take Spike and Titanus for the day?” I asked after addressing everyone again.

“Oh sure darling, it’s no problem, if it can make your job here easier then I welcome it,”

“Ok then that settles that,” I said before I noticed everyone elses downtrodden faces. “Ok now before everyone gets all sad, how about I make you guys a deal? If you guys all go and do something else while I get Twilight feeling better than later today I’ll give you guys a surprise?” I watched as, like children, everyone broke out into a smile.

Quickly as they had come in everyone, save for Rarity left. Rarity stayed around for a bit as she waited for Spike and Titanus. “So are you sure that you’ll be able to take care of Twilight all by yourself Dan? You do know that she can sometimes be,” Rarity held that last word for awhile, struggling to finding something to say that wouldn’t hurt her friends feelings.

“Obsessive Compulsive? Picky? Perfectionist?” I threw out a couple of words.

“You both know that I am sitting over here right?” Twilight called from the couch.

“Well anyways I hope you feel better Twilight. And I hope you do your best Dan, I will return later for your surprise, ta-ta for now,” she waved as she left with Spike and Titanus, she used her magic to close the door.

Once it was quiet in the library I took a couple of seconds to just appreciate the silence before I returned to the checklist. “OK next is step four. Do work around the house and help Twilight if she needs anything.”

“The other checklist for the library work today is in my desk drawer. Oh and can I get some tea please? Oh and a couple of books, some light reading will relax me,” Twilight called out after I finished reading the step.

Getting used to equestrian appliances had taken a bit of time, but I had gotten the hang of it, it was like all the appliances were out of a 1950s sitcom, everything was just a bit older and more manual than I was used to. Brewing tea was also something I had to learn, but thankfully I had Twilight, Rarity, Fluttershy, and the princesses to teach me otherwise ponies would be lucky if they got boiled water instead.

“Your tea milady,” I jokingly acted like a butler setting a tray down on the little table near the couch. I left her tea in the cup, Twilight was very precise about what she put in her tea. I grabbed the second checklist I would need and unfurled it. Today’s library work wasn’t extensive or anything as hard as re-shelving it all. All I had to do was make sure that they were in the right order for their section.

I got to work, fortunately I now had a third checklist which was all the books, which aided me in my job. I could see why Spike didn’t like doing all this work sometimes, but it was more difficult for him than it was me. He had to get a ladder and do a lot of climbing, moving, and checking, while I was tall enough that I never really required it.

“You seem to be having an easier time than Spike does,” I looked over to find Twilight staring at me from over the back of the couch.

“Well if Spike was my height, I think he would find it easier as well. And why exactly are you watching me work?”

“Well somebody forgot to get me some books to read, so all I can do is watch you, and make mental notes of your mistakes. Oh it would be easier for someone to do their job if only my eyes weren’t on them constantly,” she smirked at me.

“Ok ok I get it I get it, Twilight. Now let’s see which books should I give you?” I lit up my magic and used it to randomly pick ten books off the shelf. “Here you go I think these will be able to entertain you,” I floated them to the table and neatly stacked them one on top of another.

“Oh what are they all about? And why did you give me ten books,”

“Well the answer to the first question is that I have no clue I picked them at random. And as for why there are so many, do you really think you’ll be satisfied with one book?’ I returned on of her questions with a question.

“Oh well I guess you're right on that one, come here,” she held her forelegs open for a hug and I couldn’t refuse. I felt the warmth of her body and just wanted to stay like in the same position forever, but unfortunately I had work to do.

“Ok that’s enough hugging for now, you’ve still got some work to do mister and I will be double checking,” she broke the hug first and playfully waved her foreleg at me. “Oh and also be thinking about what to make for lunch please,” she said as I slowly went back to work.

It didn’t take me long to finish up and after that I moved into the kitchen and made lunch for the both of us. Soup for Twilight and just a plain peanut butter and jelly sandwich for me. “So how many of those books have you gotten through?” I said after swallowing a bite.

“Oh only around five, normally when I’m feeling fine I would probably be through at least seven of them, but what are you gonna do?” she posed an aimless question.

“Well glad to see your keeping a positive mind today,” I told her, thinking about how the day could have played out.

"Well what was the worst thing you could think of?”

“Not as bad as the Smarty Pants tardy friendship report incident but somewhere within that ball park,” I noticed the look she was giving me and tried to turn the conversation around. “But if it makes you feel any better, so far everything that’s happened has been my best case scenario,” I smiled trying to make it seem like something great.

Twilight in return just stared at me with a deadpanned expression for a while before talking again. “Pick me up so I can inspect your work on my library,” her possessive tone told me that I should just do as she says with no lip service. I picked her up bridal style, smirking a bit as she blushed and fumbled around her words. I held her close as I moved from bookshelf to bookshelf. She scrutinized everything from top to bottom, her eye narrowed, never saying a word.

After the last shelf she pointed back to the couch. I walked back over to it sitting down and putting her across my lap where I petted her mane, she didn’t seem to mind.

“So did I pass?”

“I would give it a pass. But now I want you to do something else for me,” she leaned into my touch, she always liked it when I treated her like a pet.

“Oh and what would that be?” I knew it probably didn’t require me getting up from my spot, but I couldn’t guess anything else.

“I want you to… sing to me,”

“Umm ok,” I responded to her request thinking for a minute before a song that fit the mood came to mind. “Ok I got a song but I don’t have…wait hold on I’m gonna try something,”

“Try what?”

“If it works you’ll see. HEY PINKIE!”

A second passed before the front door was kicked in and Pinkie jumped into the room landing on her back hooves, her front ones in the air. “OH YEAH!”

“Hey Pinkie thanks for making that work. You wouldn’t happen to—“

“Here’s a ukulele you can borrow,” I simply raised an eyebrow, I knew she could be weird but I didn’t think she would out think me and give me the exact instrument I needed.

“Ok I know I might regret this. But how?”

“Oh I read ahead silly, it’s been so long that I just couldn’t help myself,” her cheery smile didn’t help that her words were very cryptic. “And you know how the rest goes, I got this from my—”

“Your secret stash of ukuleles, in case of music times?” I interrupted her this time, a feat not easily managed. I thought myself to be funny at that moment before Pinkie suddenly changed. She was still smiling, but it was very unsettling.

“Now listen here buster, reading ahead and interrupting ponies lines is my shtick, I know you’re a fan but there are some lines you don’t cross ok?” She brought her face real close to mine, shadows danced across her muzzle giving her and even more menacing look than before.

“Yes ma’am,” I saluted and prayed that she accepted.

“Well okie dokey then. Sorry about that Danny but sometimes writers think they’re so hot and try to circumvent some normal stuff, but they should just let known jokes and dialogue play out, and stop trying to force the funny. Anyways have a nice rest of the day…until we come back for your surprise that is,” and with her last words she closed the door behind her, leaving me and Twilight who was still in my lap, probably with the same look I had on my face.

“Well that was…interesting,” I said adjusting my hold on the small ukulele as I looked down at Twilight.

“Pinkie Pie sure can be...I don’t even know how to describe what just happened.” She look up at me with a confused look.

“How about we just forget about it right now and I’ll make with the singing.” I said while I tuned the ukulele.

“That sounds like a good idea. So why did you need a ukulele for this?”

“Well it's technically not the instrument for the song but I think for a quiet setting like this it will work just fine, now hush,” I told her as I slowly strummed the strings back and forth. It was a nice slow melody

Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak, angels, sing from above
Everyday words seem
To turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

At some point during the song I tilted my head all the way back and let it rest on the back of the couch. “So how was that?” I asked Twilight, bringing my head back and looking down. Her neck was upturned and she was smiling up at me, it was a nice calm smile, the kind which had me have fall for her in the first place.

“It was perfect.” she said, lifting herself up a bit and giving me a peck on the cheek.

“There anything else you want while we’re like this?” I asked.

“Well…how about you tell me a story. Oh and a massage please while you're at it,”

“Ok do you want me to pick a book?”

“No, tell me a story about something from your world. Please?” she looked at me with those large adorable eyes of hers.

“Fine fine, you know you don’t have to use those eyes of yours, I would gladly do it anyway,” I chuckled.

“Yeah but you love it anyway,”

“Well that is true. But anyway hush for a second and let me think,” I poked her in the side, making her giggle a bit. “Wait a minute,” I poked her again, listening to her giggle.

“Um Dan what are you doing?” she giggled on for a bit after I poked her.

“Just getting my inspiration for my story. Now get comfy because this is gonna be a good story,”

She shuffled around on my lap, adjusting the blanket and making sure she was comfortable. “Ok ready,”

“OK I’ll set the scene. Our story begins in, the city of Townsville!”

“The city of Townsville?”

“Yes not to be mistaken with the town of Citiesville, now no interrupting,” I silenced her with a pinch. Earning me a small “eep!” and a bit of a glare.

“Anyways. The city of Townsville, is in big trouble. Day after day, crime, lawlessness, and evil are running rampant. Its citizens have lost all hope. They are utterly helpless and in desperate need of a true hero. But who? Is there no one who can who can help this forsaken town and make it a better place? Fear not fair listeners, for there is a man, a man of science. A forward thinking man who looks back. Back to a sweeter time, when there was a spice to life and everything was nice. I must profess sir, that this man holds the ingredients to Townsville’s salvation. This man known simply as, The Professor.” I started. All the while I used my magic to create some illusions and show what was happening. Pausing for a second I looked down at Twilight who was enraptured by my simple illusions. I smiled a bit before I continued


“Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to make the perfect little girls. But Professor Utonium accidently added and extra ingredient to the concoction, Chemical X. Thus Blossom, Bubble, and Buttercup were born! Using their ultra super powers, they dedicated their lives to fighting crime, and the force of evil. And so for the very first time, the day is saved. Thank to, The Powerpuff Girls!” I finished the story, letting Twilight gaze as my illusions faded off.

She clapped to it even though she didn’t have to, and I just took the praise silently. “Wow Dan that was incredible!”

“Yeah and it’s technically only the beginning of the story.”

“You mean there’s more?” Her eyes grew wide.

“Yeah and maybe one day I will show you but not right now. We have company coming soon. How are you feeling?” I put my hand on her forehead again, she felt cooler than she had during the early morning, she stopped sneezing and blowing her nose a lot, and she wasn’t coughing as much.

“Oh I feel loads better. So is this surprise for our friends anything like you showed me?” she asked

“Well it’s something like that, although possibly a bit better. You have a projector here right?”

“Yes, we keep it in the basement with the other equipment.”

“Cool I need to grab it and start setting everything up,” I lifted her off my lap and got up rubbing the muscles which had gotten a bit sore since I had been sitting for a long time. A quick knock at the door told me I should hurry up. “Twilight can you let everypony in so I can set up?” she responded with a nod which allowed me to slip into the basement. “Jarvis helmet up we need to do some things, and quickly,”

Coming out of the basement I saw a group of almost twenty ponies waiting for me. “Jeez I didn’t expect this many ponies to show up. Oh well when life give you lemons,” I said as I moved around everypony and set up the projector.

“Hey Dan why do you have your helmet on?” Rainbow asked as she hovered around me.

“Well it’s part of the surprise. Well I know that you guys do have movies, and my people also have movies so I decided to share one of my favorites with you guys. And Jarvis hear makes that possible,” I told her before taking the helmet off. I pulled out a plug from inside the helmet and attached it to the projector. “So you see Jarvis is already connected to my phone and now I can basically use the projector to show stuff from my phone. Trust me this is gonna be awesome, just find a good seat,” I patted her on the head, ruffling her mane a little. She shook it off and grinned at me before flying off.

“Ok everybody grab a seat, I’m almost ready. Oh and btw the couch is reserved for me, Twilight ,and the crusaders,” I heard a couple of cheers and a couple of grumbles. I set everything up and then took my seat back on the couch and Twilight took her place in my lap again. Pinkie had generously provided everyone with snacks, I myself had a large tub of popcorn. “OK everyone, this film is a favorite of mine, get ready for, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jarvis start the film please, oh and somepony turn out the lights,”
As the projector whirled to life I looked around the room at everypony, Pinkie snuggled up next to Flintlock whose face was more red than black. Crystal Clear and Scribble page were sitting together. And above us on a cloud Rainbow Dash and Swift Gale were sitting kind of close.

I smiled as the soft jazz saxophone stopped after the title and the merry melodic music came up.

“Really Dan, you’re showing us a cartoon?” Rarity who was in front of me turned around to ask.

“Just wait and watch Rarity, wait and watch,” I smirked.


“That…was the best movie ever…of all time,” Rainbow Dash said as the credits rolled. Everyone chittered and chattered, and I sat there with a smile on my face. Besides this being a huge success it had been a very good day and I was glad it hadn’t gone the other day with Twilight being sick.

“Alright everypony it’s getting dark and I reckon we ought to put the youngins to sleep,” Applejack pointed at not only the Crusaders; who were all curled up around each other, but to Spike who was asleep upon the dinosaurs back, and also Pinkie and Flintlock who were leaning against each other while snoring in tandem.

I helped get everypony situated and out the door. I waved goodbye before I helped Twilight with spike and put a blanket over Titanus. After getting myself ready for bed I made sure all the lights and things were off before I got to the bedroom.

“You know I’ve got to say Dan you really handled everything really well today,” Twilight said from the bed, her head resting on a pillow.

“Well at least one of us has to have grace under pressure,” I joked.

“Oh ha ha very funny, hurry up and get in bed you must be tired after today,”

“Yeah a little bit, are you going to be back to one hundred percent tomorrow?”

“Well I believe if I remember right, one of the laws of thermodynamics states that you can’t get one hundred percent efficiency out of any heat machine so I think that would be impossible. I’d say that I’ll be back to around ninety maybe ninety five percent,” she said smiling.

“Well thanks professor but it’s way too late for a lesson. Let’s get some sleep,” I got into the bed and hugged her close. “Goodnight Twilight.”

“Goodnight Dan,” she answered. The last thing I saw was her horn sparking and lighting up slightly. I didn’t think anything of it, even though I could feel her magic touch me briefly. The last thing I felt was her softness and a weird tingling sensation covering my body as I fell asleep.

Author's Note:

Hey guys been awhile huh??? feburary was kind of a dead month for me, was bored, and just didn't want to wokr but near the end i pulled this out...neat huh???So anyways here the next chapter. i got at least one more chapter before i get to some actiony type stuff. oh btw if you can't guess any references here...then go watch some cartoons

as always thanks to my editors Flintlock Spark, Bladeofthemad, and Knightmare knight. recently Flint Spark contacted me saying that his wanted to work on his own stuff so i wish him the best... and after a long freaking time i finally got a message from my first editor MrAnybody. well it turns out that life caught up with him and he really doesn't like the fandom any more, not that he hates it, its just he's moved on to his greener pastures. I thank him for his early work editing my stuff in the beginning, i'll miss you buddy

anyways working on stuff and it shouldn't be so long between updates now. we gettin to the good stuff now, i can't wait to flip some shit on you guys STAY TUNED!!!

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