The Twilights of Our Hearts Chapter One: Forgetting Love
Spike was sitting in the corner of his and Twilight's bedroom, angrily writing in his journal. Small fire plumes emanated from each nostril as his quill threatened to rip the page to pieces with each strike.
"How can she do this to me?! After all I've done for her she goes and does this! It's like she just wants to see me get hurt. That fat, insensitive, cow!"
Suddenly, in a burst of anger, the little dragon took his book and launched it across the room. Spike had never been this mad in his life; even that time everypony kept babying him paled in comparison to this. He wanted to scream, he wanted to cry, he wanted to torch the whole library, but he just sat there; holding an explosion of anger inside.
"Spike? Are you okay?" asked a familiar and somewhat soothing voice.
The little dragon's head instantly shot up to see his lavender friend standing in the doorway. She had a truly concerned look on her face as she eyed the fuming dragon.
"Spike?" she asked as she took a step forward, "Is something wrong?"
As the lavender unicorn trotted towards her lifetime friend, her hoof stepped on something. Quickly she looked down to see Spike's journal. It had several mangled and torn pages protruding between the covers. Twilight carefully lifted her hoof off of it and began to levitate the book with her magic.
"Oh my," she said as she examined it more carefully.
The lavender mare slowly levitated the book over to a nearby shelf and walked over to Spike, who was slightly less angry.
"What's wrong Spike?"
The little dragon just turned away in reply.
"Come on Spike I only want to help you, but I need to know what's eating you up first."
Spike let out a light sigh. "It's Rarity."
Twilight's thoughts were a bit less confused after hearing those words. "Ohhhh. So what did she do this time?"
Spike instantly snapped his head towards Twilight. "She's dying to meet some new prince! I swear after all of these years of me bending over backwards for her, you'd think she'd at least give me a second thought! But no! She wants some stupid snobby colt she read about in a tabloid! Why does she think everypony is just dying to meet her! They're not! If she'd open her eyes and realize what's in front of her maybe she'd actually be happy! But of course she's freaking out over prince what's his name!" As the little dragon finished his rant, a small tear of frustration and anguish escaped his eye.
Twilight was almost shocked by Spike's sudden outburst of emotion. She had no idea it was so bad. However she did know that she needed to help. So the lavender mare sat down next to Spike and gave it her best shot.
"Spike, I'm sorry. I really am, but you need to hear me out on this. I know you've been after Rarity for over five years now, but I think you should move on to somepony else. I know it sounds impossible, but there are plenty of other mares in Ponyville who I bet would be more than happy to be with you. Besides you're not a baby anymore, so you just need to try."
As much as Spike wanted to tell her to be quiet and to go away, he knew she was right. It was just hard for him to see it before now, but thanks to his anger, nearly all of his feelings for Rarity were pushed to the back of his mind.
Twilight observed his expression closely and thought to herself 'Please don't kill me! Please don't kill me! Please don't kill me!'
The little dragon let out a tiny sigh and looked over to Twilight. "You're right. You're absolutely right. Deep down I've always known you were right, but I didn't want to face it. I guess you could say I was love blind; if that makes any sense."
"It does Spike. Trust me it does. We've all had our fair share of love blindness at one point in time."
The little dragon leaned against the lavender mare's coat and said "Thank you Twilight. I needed to hear that."
Twilight smiled a little and slowly placed a foreleg around her friend. "You're welcome Spike
Just don't start with Sweetie Belle."
Spike couldn't help but chuckle at Twilight's words. "Oh trust me I won't."
Twilight had missed sharing time with Spike like this. After all he was almost seventeen and until now he'd always been finding ways to spend time with Rarity. About the only time she saw him was usually right before bedtime or just before dawn, but now she hoped that things would finally change back to the way they used to be.
As Twilight sat with her best friend she decided to sing a little song that seemed fitting for the occasion. She started out almost whispering, but it gradually grew louder.
"Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray
Trying hard to reach out
But when I'd try to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I'd pray
I could breakaway
I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I loved
I'll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
As Twilight finished she looked down at Spike to see that he was mouthing the words as she sang. This caused her to smile slightly.
When the little dragon was sure Twilight was done singing he looked up at her and said "Hey Twi, I think I'm going to call it a night. I've had quite a long day."
Twilight chuckled slightly. "Yeah I guess you did."
Spike smiled a little and slid out from under Twilight's hoof. However before he walked over to his bed, he turned around and wrapped his arms around twilight, who was already standing. "Thank you," he said quietly.
The lavender unicorn was a little surprised by her friend's sudden embrace, but she soon leaned into him as well. "You're welcome Spike." After a few more seconds, Twilight broke the embrace and just smiled at Spike. "Wow! You're a little taller than me now. I guess I didn't notice because you're always away."
Spike smiled a little as well. "Yes, I am actually quite a bit taller. And don't worry; now that I'm done trying to please Rarity you're going to be seeing me a lot more often. So prepare to have your library destroyed on a daily basis."
"I can't wait," Twilight replied, with a bit of sarcasm in her voice.
The small dragon looked over at his bed and back to Twilight. "Alright, well good night Twi," he said with a slight yawn.
"Good night Spike."
Spike was lying in bed next to Twilight, just smiling at her. She had about the same expression on her face.
"Hey Spike?" she said soothingly.
"There's something I've always wanted to say."
Spike smiled a bit more, assuming he knew what it was. "What is it?"
The lavender mare wrapped her hooves around Spike, before she pressed her lips to his. The kiss lasted several seconds, and Spike enjoyed every bit of it.
Slowly, Twilight pulled her lips away from Spike's. "I love you."
The little dragon quickly wrapped his arms around the lavender unicorn, looked into her eyes, and said "I love you t-"
Spike's eyes flew open as he gasped for air. Quickly he sat up and looked around. The small dragon could feel a cool sweat running down his scales as he did so.
"What the hay was that?" he said to himself.
As he spoke, Twilight let out a light moan in her sleep. Instantly Spike looked straight at her. Thankfully she was facing away from him; fore he didn't think he could handle seeing her at the moment; not after that.
The little dragon placed his claws onto his forehead and wished he could just dig out his memories with them. 'Come on Spike. Pull yourself together' he thought to himself, 'It was just a dream. An incredibly vivid and scary dream.'
Feeling as though he were going to be sick, Spike jumped out of his bed and quietly ran out of the room. He raced down the stairs, trying to beat his stomach. The little dragon rounded a corner and saw the kitchen trash can. 'Close enough' he thought.
Spike lunged over the trash can, expecting to lose his stomach, but nothing ever came. In all actuality, his stomach was beginning to feel a little better. After a few more seconds, he felt perfectly fine.
'Thank god' he thought as he backed away from the trash can. Suddenly Spike heard a noise from behind him and he quickly turned around.
"Hey Spike, are you okay?" asked a sleepy Twilight.
Spike just froze in complete terror. Wide eyed and mouth agape.
Twilight tilted her head slightly in confusion. "Spike? Is something wrong? You look like you've just seen a ghost."
"Uhhhhhh, no. I-I'm okay," he replied, nervously.
"Are you sure? I saw you run out of the bedroom and I was a little worried."
"Ummm, I just felt
"Oh, in that case let me get you something for that. I think Zacora gave me some mint medicine stuff."
"That's okay. I'm starting to-" Suddenly Spike put his hands onto his stomach, feeling as if the nervousness had brought back his queasiness. "You know what I will take you up on that offer."
Twilight trotted over to a cabinet and opened it with her magic. She began scanning over the various bottles and glasses until she found it. "Ah here we go," she said to herself, in an accomplished tone. Her horn flared up and a bottle containing a pink liquid floated in front of her. The label read 'When your stomach is sick this will do the trick.' 'Wow, she really does have to rhyme everything' she thought.
"Here you go," said Twilight as she floated the bottle over to Spike.
The little dragon snatched it from the air and eyed it for a moment. "This looks like cupcake frosting."
Twilight giggled slightly. "Trust me Spike, it's not."
Hearing Twilight's giggle only fueled Spike's already worsening bodily discomforts. So wasting no time at all, Spike yanked the cork out and began to drink the thick liquid. It tasted like something bitter had been mixed with some mint candies.
After a few more swallows, he outstretched his arm to Twilight. "Man that tastes weird!"
For no apparent reason, Twilight put a hoof to her mouth and tried to hold back a laugh.
Spike had a slightly confused look on his face. "What?"
Despite Twilight's best attempts to conceal her laughter, a few giggles escaped. "G-Go look in the mirror."
Wanting to see what was wrong; Spike placed the bottle onto the counter and walked over to the bathroom. "Oh come on!" yelled Spike as he looked at his pink medicine mustache.
That was the tipping point for Twilight. She just busted out laughing.
The little dragon quickly turned on the water and began to wash the pink liquid away. As the cool water washed away the medicine it also woke him up. There was no chance of him possibly getting back to sleep now, and to be honest, he wasn't sure if he wanted to; not after that weird dream.
"Hey," called Twilight. "It's starting to get light out, so do you want to get an early start on destroying everything?" she joked.
Spike smiled slightly as he dried off his face with a nearby towel. "No, I have to go to Rar
Oh." His smile instantly faded as the rest of his memories poured into his mind.
Twilight let out a light sigh as Spike exited the bathroom. "Hey it's ok Spike. You can go see her if you want."
"No, I said I was going to stay here with you and that's what I'm going to do," argued Spike.
The lavender mare smiled slightly; happy that she'd get to see her friend, for today at least. "Well if you change your mind-"
"I'm not going to change my mind Twi. I'm staying here."
Twilight smiled a bit more. "Well I'm going to get an early start on studying. So if you'd like to learn about the greatest spells of Starswirl the Bearded, feel free to join me."
Spike laughed sarcastically. "And that my friend is why teenagers invented comic books."
"Hey I was a teen too you know."
"Twilight, you're twenty two and I've been your best friend since you were six. Trust me I saw your teen years and it lasted a total of five minutes."
"No they didn't! I was a crazy teen too you know!"
At those words, Spike lost it. He laughed harder than he had in a very long time.
"I was!" declared Twilight.
Spike wiped away a tear from all of the laughter. "N-No Twilight you were not. Not at all."
"Yes I was! When I was thirteen I was reading really big books while everypony else read the little books and when I was fifteen I was reading books with over two thousand pages! That's crazy!"
Spike laughed a bit more. "Twilight, please stop. You're going to make me die over here."
Twilight just rolled her eyes at Spike.
The small dragon chuckled a little more. "I missed this."
Twilight smiled at Spike as memories from years ago began to come back to her. "I missed this too."