Chapter 5: Rarity
Now, darling, when I heard Trixie had come to this charming little town, I immediately agreed to stop her.
“So, now, we’re gonna need a good reason to get y’all near her,” applejack detto after all of us had agreed. Fluttershy looked uncomfortable, and she had taken the longest to agree, but she had seen reason. “Sometimes it’s so annoying that her specialty is kindness,” muttered Rainbow.
Spring had been sitting near us, listening to our plots. “Is there any way I can help?” she asked timidly. “I mean, if te need any help…” “Oh, thanks, darling.” I flicked her mane so it drifted down her leg.
Spring had a long, green-blue mane that made her bright green eyes shine brighter. She was a Pegasus filly, and her cappotto was a pale yellowish color. I had packed an outfit SO perfect for her. I had meant to give it to a royal that liked my work, so I could impress them further.
I pulled the dress out of my bag and draped it over her back. “Here!” I detto as she glanced uncertainly at the dress. “It’s made for you!”
“Thanks,” Spring beamed at me kindly. “Can I help?”
Twilight looked around at all of us. I nodded, applejack shrugged, Fluttershy whispered, “Okay,” Pinkie yelled, “YIPEE!” and arcobaleno grinned and ruffled Spring’s mane. “Good luck, squirt,” she said.
“So, this is how we’re gonna do this…”
An ora later, Trixie herself trotted outside. “The Great and Powerful Trixie grows tired of your wanderings,” she scolded Spring, who had been watering her fiori in her garden.
“You’ve only been here for a day! te shouldn’t be bossing us around!” Spring glared at Trixie, who was snottily checking her hooves as I had seen many times before. At Spring’s words, her face looked shocked.
“No one shall defy the Great and…”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” arcobaleno scoffed from her place in the sky. Trixie glanced up, her eyes wide, and hissed, “Trixie remembers you! te are that stupid pony who decided to challenge Trixie.”
“Yes, yes I am,” arcobaleno growled, flying right up to Trixie’s face and beating her wings so Trixie had to back off. “You remember my friends? The one who te bested in ropes?” AJ stiffened ever so slightly. “The one who te made ugly?” I narrowed my eyes. “And the one who bested YOU?” Twilight drew herself up proudly, yet modestly.
“Why do te think you’re such a big shot, huh?” arcobaleno pressed on until Trixie was against a tree. “Who cares te can do things we can’t? ALL of us have special talents!” At this, applejack emerged from her hiding space.
“Rainbow, te went a little overboard. Bu’ still,” applejack added, glaring at Trixie, “You caused a great… er… problem when te came to Ponyville, and because of your lies we had to fix many buildins, and now you’re gonna lie to ‘nother town? We should teach te a lesson.”
Fluttershy winced. She hated to be even a bit unkind, but we had reassured her Trixie deserved it. She flinched as I lifted my head high and trotted out of the rose bush, casting a spell that whipped around my mane and spiraled around my body.
I felt my mane and tail make them into a fancy tucked-up manedo. The deep blue dress that was now folded neatly in my bag flew out and put itself on me. My headdress landed neatly atop my curls, and when the bright flashes of light subsided, I was as beautiful as ever in one of my most gorgeous dresses.
“You insulted fashion!” I hissed to Trixie, who had started to look alarmed. “You insulted my friends!” added Fluttershy and Pinkie sternly as they emerged. Trixie looked over at Fluttershy with a raised brow, as if saying, Seriously? This wimp is standing up to me?, and Fluttershy yelped and hid behind me. “Sorry!” she muttered, then started to cry.
As I comforted the afraid and upset pony behind me, Trixie started to do her thing. “Oh, the Great and Powerful Trixie is very disappointed,” she detto as her horn began to glow deep purple. “For she didn’t expect such weaklings to challenge her.”
arcobaleno yelled in rage and colomba for Trixie, spinning around her a secondo later as Trixie used a spell on her. Trixie’s eyes flashed deep red, and we stared in shock as she began to scream. “HOW DARE YOU!” She charged at us, and we scattered. Twilight emerged from her hiding spazio looking frightened.
“It’s the evil magic that’s making her do this!” Twilight screamed over the streaks of light flashing at her from Trixie’s horn. “LOOK OUT!” arcobaleno yelled, streaking toward me as a spell shot toward me. We toppled over successivo to Spring, who was cowering in the shadows of the dusk, her eyes wide.
“Trixie shall triumph!” Trixie detto calmly.
Twilight crouched and her horn started to sparkle bright pink. Her spell grew another and another layer, until bright white light was flowing from her horn. A shrill sound roared around her, but she was already panting from the effort.
I touched my horn to her, and I started putting my strength into her. I suddenly realized Spike and all the pets had disappeared. “Opal!” I cried, rushing inoltrare, avanti as my beloved pet vanished.