Still Apony No.7113[View All]
Help us finish our story!
Yesterday we started reading this story from twilights book!
But we're having trouble finishing it cuz some of us are a little shy......
Please help.... And try not to let it get messy....
Oh and if this thread needs to get moved then so be it.
Spike stepped down off the train, feeling the strong desert rays beat down on his scales. After the cold of the northern climes, seeing the sun's bright face was a welcome respite. However, it was not for pleasure that he had travelled so far south... but for VENGEANCE.
He strode over the dusty boards, his spurs clinking with every step, the heatblast wind strangely refreshing on his face after the long ride. The first item on the agenda: nopony here in Appleoosa could be allowed to know he was here. Spike had to find himself a disguise, and find it fast - if they knew he was coming, there was no way he'd last even a minute. He cast about, and soon found something that would hide his face...
The bush he chose to hide in was luckily not rooted in the ground very well, so he was able to sneak across the roads without people noticing too much.
Well, the people noticed. But they didn't think to actually find out why that one bush was moving. Spike had gone unnoticed, or at least unseen. But he had to find a new disguise fast... and with all of the crazy people at the Salt Block, he decided to go there to try and sneak away with at least a mustache and hopefully a hat and beard too.
When he enters... he sees a sight that he'd found quite familiar. There she stood, a pink pony, with a big smile and a silly cowboy outfit...
Pinkie Pie! But what could she be doing all the way down here? At the moment she was providing an excellent distraction; hosting a maaaagnificent party as usual. Perhaps she could help Spike? Could she be trusted to keep his secret? Spike would have to get her attention with the utmost of subtlety. What luck! A pile of rocks just over there! Spike eagerly snatched one and gave it a good hurl.
The rock flies and misses Pinkie Pie, but accidently hits a cup and spills its drink all over Pinkie Pie's outfit. She looks at herself, so upset over the stain (it was a new outfit), her face is distraut and she gallops out of the Salt Block quickly.
Spike puts a hand up to his forehead in his own stupidity, and he follows her out...
Spike followed Pinkie Pie into the next room, expecting to find the pony distraught on the floor... whereas in fact she was merely changing into another, even sillier costume. On reflection, he wondered how he hadn't seen this coming.
"Oh, hey Spike!" Pinkie Pie chirped cheerily, turning around in something that had far too many frills. "Whatcha doin down here?"
"I could ask the same of you, but that isn't important right now," said Spike. "Since you like playing dress-up, I was wondering if you could let me borrow something of yours to disguise myself."
Pinkie gasped in a manner that would make most hyperventilate. "Is there a costume party somewhere around here?!"
"Uh... sure," said Spike, knowing that trying to explain things in full would take far longer than he had. "Can I look through your costumes?"
"Oh, sure, knock yourself out! Don't actually do that, though, that would kind of put a dampener on things. Although that reminds me of that time when we were swinging on the chandelier and..."
Spike trundled the rambling pony out of the door and locked it, just to make sure. A quick glance through the rack revealed something nicely local... a poncho topped by a red sombrero.
It's perfect" said Spike to himself as he grabbed the costume from the rack. "I bet no pony will even recognize me if I wear this getup. I'll blend right in to the crowd." Spike quickly slipped the garish poncho on and placed the red straw sombrero atop his head.
"...but then Applebloom got lost in the cake and we just couldn't find a baseball anywhere, I mean, we checked in the bathtub and in the punch bowl and in the..." Spike crept past Pinkie Pie, who was still excitedly telling her story, and made his way out of the room.
"yeesh, that Pinkie Pie sure can talk" he said. "and now that nopony can recognize me, its time to get MY REVENGE!"
"Well hi there Spike! What're ya' doin' all the way out in these here parts? And what's with that crazy costume a' yours? Have you been hangin' out with Pinkie Pie?" said Applejack, who had just happened to be walking by at the time.
'So much for the disguise,' Spike thought bitterly to himself. Thinking quickly, he tackled Applejack and drew her deftly into an alley between two buildings.
"What in tarnation-?!"
"Sssshhh! I can't let word get out that I'm here!" said Spike urgently, glancing out of the alleyway to see if anypony had noticed his rash move. "I've been tracking those dastardly Diamond Dogs for ages now, and if they know I'm in town they'll up sticks and vamoose before I can collar them."
"What? Why would you want to track down those mangy mutts anyways?" asked Applejack, picking herself up off the ground and dusting off her beloved hat.
Suddenly, it seemed as though a shadow was drawn over Spike's face. He turned away from Applejack and gazed out over the plain.
"The last time we encountered them, they stole something very dear to me. A keepsake that I meant to hold close to my heart until the day I die."
"And that is...?" Applejack asked in hushed tones.
"...The jewel that Rarity gave me."
"Aw, fur Pete's sake!"
"You're getting all so serious over a single jewel?!"
"It was given to me by the most beautiful pony in all of Equestria - the pony whose hoof I shall one day request in marriage, and I plan to have that selfsame jewel set in a ring as a symbol of our everlasting love!"
Applejack snorted heartily. "Yeah, well, good luck getting it back." She turned to leave.
"...Get your hands off mah tail."
"Sorry. Applejack, you know a thing or two about the lands around here, don't you?"
"I guess so."
"Then you can help me find them! You must know a thing or two about tracking."
Applejack stared at Spike for a long while. His eager expression had a certain quality of dreadfulness to it.
"If I don't help you with this, you'll keep pestering me til ah do, arencha?"
"...And that's why Rainbow Dash can't... Spike? Hellooooo, Spike are you there?" Pinkie Pie was horribly confused. Spike was looking for a costume just a minute ago... where could he possibly have gone? "Spiiiike, where are youuu?" said Pinkie Pie as she searched the costume rack for him. "I guess he just vanished... POOF!" she bellowed, knocking the costume rack over with one hoof while waving the other wildly in the air. "I better go look for him!" And with that, Pinkie bounced out of the room and on her way.
"well, that's a mite odd..." exclaimed Applejack. "What is it, what is it?" yelled Spike, a strange passion filling his voice. "Didja find the Diamond Dogs?"
"No, but this here is the exact spot where we found Rarity and the diamond dogs the first time and look, there isn't a hole in the ground! Everything's been all covered up again!" said Applejack, her eyes scanning the terrain around them. "In fact, I don't see a trace of the Diamond Dogs anywhere... maybe they just up and left."
To be continued on the first post.