The Twilights of Spike's Heart Chapter Eight: The End of a Beginning
As Twilight and Spike walked back to the library, the young dragon just seemed to have one question on his mind.
“But do you like me too?” asked Spike.
Twilight giggled slightly. “Yes Spike, for the fiftieth time yes.”
“But you said you loved me. Does that mean you like me or you like me as a friend or maybe you-“
Spike’s seemingly endless babbling was quickly cut short when Twilight suddenly planted a quick kiss on his lips. “Does that answer the question, Spike?” Twilight asked with a warm smile.
As soon as Twilight’s lips met his, Spike froze. The only sign of life in his shocked face was a quickly growing blush. After a few more seconds the purple dragon spoke. “Uhhhhhhh, yes?”
Twilight couldn’t help but giggle at Spike’s innocent answer. “Okay then. Shall we continue back to the library now?”
The young dragon, who was still in a bit of a daze, shook his head and began to walk alongside the lavender mare once more. “But I do have one more question,” said Spike.
“It’s not if I like you again, is it?” teased Twilight.
“Yes, well no. Kind of,” answered Spike.
“Well what is it?”
“It’s just… I’ve been wondering… Why do you like me Twilight?”
“Well it’s kind of a long story, Spike,” replied Twilight.
“We have time. Besides anything you have to say I want to hear.”
The lavender mare blushed slightly. “That’s really sweet, Spike.”
“It’s only the truth Twiley.”
Twilight smiled at her best friend for using her old nickname. “Okay, remember all those years ago just before you started leaving and how I seemed to be acting… Different?”
“Yeah,” answered Spike. “You kept giving me a whole bunch of chores to do around the library. That’s part of why I did it.”
Twilight looked away from Spike in dismay at the memory of those days. “I’m sorry Spike.”
As soon as he noticed the sad look on the lavender unicorn’s face, the young dragon stopped walking and wrapped an arm around her. “Hey, what’s wrong Twilight?”
“Nothing,” replied Twilight, who was still refusing to make eye contact with Spike.
“Twilight, really what’s wrong?” pleaded the young dragon.
The lavender mare sighed softly. “I started doing those things… Because I liked you.”
Spike’s eyes widened. “You did!?”
Twilight nodded. “I just wanted to spend more time with you, but you were always worried about Rarity. I would always want to tell you, but I knew you didn’t feel the same way, so I didn’t see the point. I just thought trying to keep you close was the right thing to do, but all I did was push you away… That’s why when I started to like you again I fought it so hard. I just needed a reason to stop it from happening again. I needed an excuse.”
Slowly Spike laid his claws onto Twilight’s cheek and carefully turned her head towards his. As soon as he could see her eyes he could see the tears that lined them as well. “Twilight,” he began, “I want you to know that I love you. I love you more than anything and nothing will ever change any of that. And now that I know this there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that makes me think you don’t feel the same way.”
“Really?” Twilight asked with a shaky tone to her voice.
“Really,” assured Spike. “And do you want to know something else? I promise you I’m going to make up for every second I didn’t have my arms around you, starting now.” At that moment Spike gradually leaned forward until his lips met Twilight’s, and as soon as they did the lavender mare pulled Spike into the tightest embrace he’d ever been in.
The lavender mare reluctantly broke the kiss only to say one thing. “I love you, Spike”
The young dragon smiled as a bright red blush began to show. “I love you too, Twilight.”
A bright pink blur raced around the library in a frantic rush, and in its path it left a trail of streamers, balloons, paper hearts, and numerous other party supplies. Suddenly there was a clop at the front door. The pink blur instantly stopped at the door so quickly it seemed almost impossible. But once the blur came to a complete stop it was revealed to be Pinkie Pie. Pinkie opened the door to see Applejack standing at it.
“Hia Applejack!” shouted Pinkie Pie. “Do you like what I did with the place?! I personally think there needs to be more done for a “hey we’re friends again party” but I think that’s just me. What do you think!?”
The orange furred pony just blinked as her brain processed all that had just been said. “Uhhh, sure Pinkie. Whatever ya say. I just came by to say that Twilight and Spike had their first kiss today and they’re probably dating too, so ya might wanna hang up a few more hearts is all.”
As soon as those words left Applejack’s mouth the pink pony gasped so much that Applejack began to worry her lungs might burst. Suddenly, Pinkie Pie lifted the orange mare off of the ground and held her above her head. “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS!?” screamed Pinkie Pie.
The orange furred mare made a somewhat scared face. “Please put me down,” Applejack pleaded in a worried voice.
“Applejack, it is time for the friendship nuke,” declared Pinkie, who seemed to ignore Applejack’s statement completely. Suddenly the pink mare threw Applejack into the library, which was followed by a loud crash. “Be back in a few minutes!” announced Pinkie Pie as she waved a hoof at where she had thrown Applejack. And with that she sped off to Sugar Cube Corner.
There was a brief moment of silence, before one word left the library. “OW!!!”
“Where is it!? Where is it!?” shouted Pinkie Pie as she frantically looked threw her closet. Then, as she moved some cloths out of the way, she saw her old toy box, or at least that’s what it looked like to anypony else. Carefully, the pink mare pulled back on a toy baseball bat. As soon as she did this a large door opened up in the back of her closet. Inside it were several party machine guns, hundreds of party canons, thousands of friendship grenades, and even a black hawk party chopper.
Meanwhile down stairs…
Mrs. Cake and Mr. Cake were sitting in the living room reading the morning newspaper. Several machine gunshots could be heard from downstairs. They were soon followed by a series of large explosions.
Mrs. Cake tilted her ear to the ceiling then looked over to her husband. “What do you think she does up there?”
Mr. Cake just turned the page in his paper and answered, “Just look the other way deer, just look the other way.”
Suddenly there was another large explosion, similar to that of an airstrike, followed by a loud “I FOUND IT!”
After only a few seconds more, Pinkie Pie came prancing by wearing a black tactical vest, several small friendship grenades, and a small silver cylinder with red blinking lights on both ends. “Bye Mrs. Cake! Bye Mr. Cake!” greeted Pinkie Pie as she pranced out of the door. The pair simply waved at her as they continued to read their newspaper.
“Are we still charging her for damages dear?” asked Mr. Cake.
“I never stopped honey.”
“That’s good to know.”
Applejack slowly uncovered herself from the debris of her crash when she could hear hoof steps from outside. “Oh good, maybe it’s Twilight and Spike,” she thought as she pulled a large chunk of an undetermined material off of her back. Suddenly there was a loud “Fire in the hole!” followed by a metallic clinking noise.
The orange mare quickly looked up to see a small cylinder with two red lights blinking faster and faster. “OH WHAT THE-“ “BOOM!!!!”
Applejack was suddenly thrown against the nearest window of the library, as her back, and everything else, was covered in a thick layer of pink paint and glitter.
The Pink furred pony at the door, who was no longer wearing her vest, began to walk inside the library and smiled at her work. “I think we’re ready to party!” she announced to no pony. Just as she finished speaking, there was a loud sliding noise, like that of rubber sliding against glass. Pinkie Pie looked up to its source to see Applejack slowly sliding down the window until she hit the floor. “You okay Applejack?” asked a seemingly regretful Pinkie.
The orange, and now pink, pony glared at Pinkie Pie. “Peachy,” she replied in an angry tone.
At that moment, Twilight and Spike walked into the library to see everything painted pink with several streamers, balloons, hearts, piñatas, and other party supplies, scattered all about the library. The pair was amazed at what Pinkie Pie could accomplish in only half an hours’ notice. “Wow Pinkie, you did all of this?”
“Sure did!” she happily declared.
“Trust me, I was there,” Applejack added, sounding quite frustrated.
The pair hadn’t even noticed the pony, due to all of the paint covering her. “Whoa Applejack! Are you okay?” asked Twilight.
“Yeah, I’m good. Hey Twi, would ya mind if I used you’re shower real quick.”
Twilight shook her head. “Not at all AJ. Right upstairs on your left.”
“Thanks Twi,” replied Applejack, before she left for the bathroom.
“Hey Twilight, I hope you’re not mad about me painting the whole library,” said Pinkie Pie.
“Oh, don’t worry about it, I think it looks nice. Besides, one time Applejack pulled a tree through my bedroom and nearly split the library in half… I have no idea how we cleaned it up so quickly.”
“I said I was sorry!” shouted Applejack from the shower.
Twilight quickly stopped talking after realizing Applejack could still hear her. “Anyways Pinkie, did you remember to invite everypony?”
The pink furred mare threw her hoof over her shoulder and replied “Oh don’t worry about that. I sent gummy out with the invitations.”
Just then Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy trotted through the door. “I hope someone left me some cake!” exclaimed Rainbow Dash.
“Right over here Dashie!” answered Pinkie Pie as she began to trot towards the kitchen door. Quickly Rainbow Dash flew over to Pinkie Pie and landed in the kitchen alongside her.
“I hope I’m not too late,” Fluttershy whispered quietly.
“Oh not at all,” assured Twilight. “You’re right on time. Would you like some cake?”
“Oh no thank you, Twilight. I’m fine.”
“Well okay, but just ask if you need anything okay?”
“Will do,” replied Fluttershy.
“I’m so happy for ya two!” exclaimed the voice of a young filly.
Twilight and Spike took their gaze away from Fluttershy, who was already beginning to walk towards Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash, to see a small red haired pony bouncing over to the couple. As soon as she reached them, she wrapped her hooves around the pair and pulled them into a tight group hug. “Ya two are gonna be great together! Like bread and butter! Or peanut butter and jam! Or syrup and pancakes!... Oh, now I’m hungry. Where’s the cake at Twi?”
Twilight broke Applebloom’s embrace only to point to the kitchen, which was seemingly beginning to become the only gathering place in the entire library. “In there,” she said.
“Thank ya Twi,” thanked Applebloom. And with that she continued to bounce to her destination.
“I hope I’m not too unfashionably late,” called a familiar and quite feminine voice.
Once again the couple looked towards the door to see another, and final, party guest. This time it was a white unicorn with a beautifully curled mane.
“Oh don’t worry Rarity. Everypony else just got here,” said a rather cheerful Twilight. Spike on the other hand was no wear near as happy about seeing his former crush.
“Oh, well if you don’t mind me asking, what is this party for anyways?” asked Rarity.
“Twilight and I just started dating,” proclaimed Spike.
Rarity’s eyes widened. “You are!? Since when!? Oh you simply must tell me more about it darling!”
Spike couldn’t help but be a bit surprised by Rarity’s reaction. He had at least suspected a slight hint of jealousy. “Well we just started today,” he explained, “But I’ve just found out Twilight’s thought about it for a while.”
“Aw! That’s so sweet! I always knew you two would make a perfect couple. That’s partly why I never paid much mind to many of your “hints” Spike.”
Twilight and Spike were shocked at what they had just heard. “You knew!?” they shouted in unison.
Rarity chuckled in her usual feminine manor. “Of course I knew. I’ve always known. It doesn’t take a genius to spot a crush. But I always knew you two had a special connection, much more than Spike and I could ever have. I would just feel dreadful if I were to come in between such a thing.”
Spike and Twilight’s mouths hung agape as they listened to Rarity. Suddenly the pair lunged forward and wrapped their hooves and arms around their pearl white friend. “Thank you!” they shouted in unison.
Rarity was a bit surprised at the sudden embrace, but none the less she decided to partake in it as well. However, after a few more seconds, she decided to break the hug. “Well,” began Rarity, “I’m quite parched, so I think I’ll be off to get some punch.”
“Oh, okay Rarity,” Twilight said with a smile.
Rarity returned the gesture and began to trot towards the kitchen, but before she entered the doorway, she turned towards the pair and said “If I may say, you two do make an absolutely adorable couple. My best wishes dearies.”
Twilight and Spike couldn’t help but blush when they heard this. However their brief moment of taking in all that Rarity had said was cut short when Spike looked over to Twilight and took her hoof into his hand. “Hey Twi,” he said softly, “Could you come with me for a second?”
Twilight blushed a little more and smiled at her new love. “Of course, Spike.”
In the kitchen several ponies all piled on top of each other, all trying to catch a peak at Twilight and Spike. Needless to say it was rather uncomfortable.
“Stop shoving,” whispered Rarity.
“I wouldn’t have to if you’d get your precious hooves out of my face,” replied Rainbow Dash.
“Will you two hush up!” snapped Applebloom.
At just that moment Applejack came trotting up next to the group. “Did I miss anything?”
Applejack’s question was met with a loud “Shhhh” from everypony in the group.
“Well dang,” thought the orange mare as she took her place beside the mares.
“Need a hand?” Spike warmly asked as he extended a claw to the lavender mare. Twilight gladly took it and leaped off of the balcony and onto the tree branch on which Spike was sitting.
“I don’t see why we couldn’t just sit on the balcony Spike,” commented Twilight.
The young dragon grinned as he pulled Twilight closer to him. “Because, then I couldn’t hold you as close as I’d like,” joked the young dragon.
The lavender mare rolled her eyes as she smiled at Spike. However, even though she wouldn’t admit it, she was happy he was holding her as well. “Hey, look. The stars are starting to come out,” said Twilight as she pointed a hoof to the dimming sky.
“They sure are beautiful,” said the young dragon as he looked to the heavens. Then he looked back to Twilight and smiled. “But there’s nothing more beautiful than you.”
Twilight blushed as she laid her head onto her lover’s chest. “I love you, Spike.”
Spike leaned down and gently kissed the lavender unicorn. “I love you too, Twilight.”
Meanwhile in Canterlot…
Princess Cadence was peering through her telescope at the two lovers as she sat atop the Canterlot castle. She couldn’t help but grin for two very good reasons. The first was her sister in law had found true love, and the second was that she had just won fifty bits.
“Ha! Pay up Shining! I told you I could make those two fall in love!” shouted Cadence as she threw her hoof out expecting to receive her award.
Shining Armor however was too preoccupied with reading his wives magic journal. For though the spell had worked something was puzzling him. “Wait a second. This is the spell you used right?”
Cadence looked to the page and nodded.
“Well,” began Shining, “It says here that this spell is supposed to work on two mares; not a dragon and a mare.”
“What!” yelled the pink princess. “That’s impossible!”
“Well it says right here that it works on two mares and nothing else. Maybe all it took for those two was a little time alone.”
“Wait a second. I casted the spell just right so it did work.”
“But in that case who did the spell work on?” asked Shining Armor.
“I love you so much Luna,” said a familiar royal voice.
As soon as those words left Celestia’s lips Cadence and Shining Armor’s pupils shrank to almost invisible specks. Slowly the terrified couple turned around to see Celestia and Luna staring deeply into each other’s eyes.
“I love you too, Celestia, more than anything.”
“FIND THE BREAK UP SPELL!!!!! FIND THE BREAK UP SPELL!!!!!” frantically screamed Princess Cadence.
“I’M WORKING ON IT!!!” shouted Shining Armor as he flipped through page after page.
“Say Luna, would you like to go someplace a little more private?” asked Princess Celestia, in a somewhat seductive tone.
Princess Luna blushed faintly. “Oh sis, I thought you’d never ask.”
As soon as Shining Armor heard those words he dropped Princess Cadence’s journal onto the ground and stared at the two princesses.
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!??? FIND THE SPELL!!!!!” screamed Cadence.
“In a minute,” replied Shining Armor.