Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 7 starring Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie and all the inhabitants of Ponyville

Twilight was still lying on the floor of the library, but Dash and Pinkie were no longer beside her and Zecora and the others were nowhere to be seen. She stood up and as she did she noticed that sunlight was streaming in through the windows. She opened the door to the library and looked outside. It was a beautiful sunny day. A light breeze ruffled her mane, while above her fluffy white clouds floated serenely against the blue vault of a summer sky.

"Is... is this really a dream?" she wondered. But it all seemed so real! Twilight didn't know what she'd been expecting – gloomy forests, twisted buildings, labyrinthine streets filled with grotesque illusions maybe?

She was about to go outside when she stepped on something lying on the floor. It was an envelope! She floated it up for a closer look.

To Twilight Sparkle! From your bestest friend forever, Pinkie Pie!

Twilight quickly opened the envelope with the tip of her horn and slipped the invitation out. It was written in pink crayon.

"Dear Twilight, You are hereby invited to the most super secretest and most super surprisingest of all super secret surprise parties! Where? Sugarcube Corner silly! When? Well, right now! Why? Who needs a reason for a party? Well, OK. Rainbow Dash is the reason. But don't go being a big spoily-pants by blabbing it to her, will you?"

Twilight looked at her clock on the wall. The hands were pointing directly at RIGHT NOW! "Oh no!" she cried. "I'm already late!"

She raced through the door, slamming it behind her. If she galloped she could reach Sugarcube Corner in a few minutes! Pinkie would be so disappointed if she arrived late. And Big Mac would be there as well. She couldn't leave HIM waiting...

Twilight suddenly stopped dead in the middle of the street. She shook her head. Wait – that wasn't right at all! She had to find Pinkie to rescue her from this dream! What had she been thinking? Those thoughts – and even memories – had slipped into her mind without her noticing. The unicorn pony gulped when she at last realised how dangerous being in another pony's dream could be. Well, Zecora had tried to warn her.

"Remember Twilight – this is all a dream. Just a dream," she kept repeating. "The real Ponyville is being ravaged by a typhoon. Pinkie and Dash and everypony else is depending on you."

She resumed her gallop, and soon she heard the noise of laughter and applause rising up like a wave somewhere ahead of her. The party was obviously already well on its way.

Suddenly, a young stallion ran up alongside her. She turned and saw that it was Caramel from Sweet Apple Acres. He was puffing and panting.

"Oh... Twi-Twilight! Don't tell me you slept in as well!" His usually carefully-styled mane was dishevelled. "The party must've been going for ages already!"

Twilight looked at the earth pony as if she was seeing him for the first time. His wide blues eyes, his cream caramel coat, the triple horseshoe cutie mark. He looked exactly like the real Caramel! He even smelled the same – that soft scent of sandalwood. But the real Caramel was back in the real Ponyville, lying injured in the infirmary.

"Uh, ye...yes! I slept in too," she replied. You're asleep, Twilight. Don't forget you're asleep!

"We'd better hurry. Big McIntosh will be wondering where you are!" Caramel winked at her, and edged ahead.

"Big... Big McIntosh?" she repeated.

They were outside Sugarcube Corner now – and the noise coming from inside was incredible. Music blared, ponies laughed and chatted, glassed clinked, party poppers exploded and whistles blew – and above it all could be heard a singularly chirpy and cheerful voice. "And so I said 'Oatmeal? Are you crazy?'" There was an immediate burst of laughter.

"Aww... we missed Pinkie's oatmeal joke!" Caramel sighed. He stepped up and clopped on the front door with a hoof, and it flew open – and before they had time to react, they were both drawn into the middle of the party.

It was like being in the centre of an exploding rainbow. The streamers, tablecloths, balloons, ribbons – everything was red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet as far as the eye could see.  And every pony in Ponyville seemed to be there!

Twilight quickly became separated from Caramel as she pushed her way through the endless sea of drinking, eating and laughing ponies, and it seemed that everypony she passed wanted to greet her.

"Hello Twilight!" Rose the Ponyville florist touched her shoulder with a hoof as she went by. "Glad you could make it!"

"Twi, you're here at last!" said a yellow-maned earth pony mare with a neon pink coat and a cutie mark of a pair of cherries.

"So good to see you!" said Carrot Top, through a mouthful of carrot cake.

"Well, this is certainly a surprise!" said a black-maned mare with pale green eyes.

"Hey Twilight – Pinkie's been waiting for you!" a young stallion with a chocolate-brown coat and a straw-yellow mane told her.

"Muffins!"

"Oh hi Derpy," replied Twilight, smiling at the mail-pony who was eating a muffin slathered with hot-sauce.

"Oh, there you ARE, darling!" Suddenly Rarity was there, helping her through the crush of partying ponies. "Wherever have you BEEN? Poor Pinkie has been BESIDE herself with worry that you'd forgotten about Rainbow Dash's surprise party!"

Don't forget, Twilight. She might look and sound like the real Rarity, but she's just a part of Pinkie's dream. But her hoof! It feels so soft and smooth, exactly like the real Rarity's...

And then they squeezed through a final wall of ponies, and there were Pinkie and Dash. Twilight almost burst into tears. The last time she had seen her two friends they had been lying unconscious on her floor, wet and dirty – and now here they were, laughing and smiling and full of life just as she remembered them.

"TWILIGHT!!!" Pinkie suddenly caught sight of her and launched herself across the distance between them, bowling the unicorn pony over in a rocket-propelled hug. Twilight felt the little pink pony's forelegs around her neck and her pink hair tickling her face, and all around her there was Pinkie's unmistakeable scent – of popcorn and cotton candy and cookie dough and hot-sauce.

Twilight! Don't forget! Don't forget!

But Twilight couldn't help but hug her back, and tears filled her eyes. "Pinkie Pie!" she sobbed. "Thank Celestia I found you! You're in great...."

"A great mood?" Pinkie laughed. "Of COURSE I am!" She slipped a forefoot from around Twilight's neck, swung around and when she turned back she'd dragged Rainbow Dash into the hug, her forefoot around the Pegasus pony's waist. "Why wouldn't I be when I have my favouritest ponies in the whole wide world partying with me?"

"Aww Pinkie," Dash blushed. "C'mon! Y'know how I feel about all that lame lovey-dovey stuff! " She looked at Twilight and smiled. "Hey. We were starting to get kinda concerned that a bunch of books had collapsed on you or something."

"Uh... no. No, I was... I..." Twilight knew she was forgetting something... Oh Celestia! Any longer in this party and she was going to lose her mind! She grabbed Pinkie by the hoof and tried to pull her away. "Pinkie, you've got to come with me! You and Dash are really sick..."

Pinkie blinked at her in confusion. "What do you mean Twilight? What kind of sick?"

"Whatever ARE you talking about, darling?" Rarity interrupted. "Pinkie and Dash are standing right in front of you, the absolute PICTURE of health!" She looked at Pinkie and cocked her head to one side. "Although, Pinkie my dear, those cream cakes DO appear to be going straight to your hips!"

"Oh Rarity!" Pinkie giggled.

Dash slipped a hoof down and patted Pinkie's bottom. "Just more Twinkie-Pie to love, Rarity!" she laughed.

Twilight dropped Pinkie's hoof. "No, wait... this is all wrong," she said. "Pinkie, you have to wake up! This is all a dream!"

"A dream?" repeated Pinkie. She looked around. "Well, it IS a dream come true!" she said, a huge smile on her face. "ALL of my super-special friends are here, there's just... just MOUNTAINS of delicious treats and awesome decorations and DJ Scratch has been laying down some TOTALLY wicked beats and...  and Dash just said she'd agreed to go steady with me!" Her smile beamed even wider still.

Dash shrugged. "So there's going to be a lot of totally disappointed fillies and stallions out there – but why keep looking once you've found the best?" She hugged Pinkie closer to her.

Twilight looked about her. Everything seemed so real! She had to do something before the dream drew her in completely – and fast. So she leapt forward and bit Pinkie on the tail.

"OOooowww!!!" The little pink pony leapt out of Dash's embrace and flew into the air. When she landed she was rubbing her bottom.

Applejack's mouth was wide open in shock. "Twi! Why the hay didya go an' do THAT for?"

Dash was frowning. "If that's your idea of a joke, Twilight, you better leave the pranking to experts like me and Pinkie!"

Rarity sniffed. "What APPALLING taste! I'm SO disappointed in you, my dear!"

Twilight stepped back. Everypony had stopped talking and was looking straight at her. "I...I'm sorry. But I had to do it!" she said, stepping back.  "I thought it'd break you out of the dream..."

Everypony was looking at how Pinkie would react. But the littlepink pony just burst out laughing and hugged Twilight again.

"Oh Twilight! Thank you!" she gushed. "Now I KNOW this all can't be a dream!" She wiped the sweat from her forehead with a hoof. "Phew! I was worried there for a second. I mean, everything is just so posilutely absotively perfectly PERFECT that it COULD have been all a dream!"

Twilight suddenly noticed Fluttershy was at her side with a tray of drinks in her mouth. "Here, Twilight. Take one. I'm sure you'll feel so much better after a nice bottle of sarsaparilla."

"Hey Twilight!" Spike had appeared at her other side. He had a half-eaten muffin in his hand which he brought up to her face. "Want a bite? It's delicious!" A live worm suddenly squirmed out of the treat's centre and Twilight squealed and shied away.

"Keep away from me!" she cried in a panic. "All of you!"

"Whatever is it NOW, darling?" asked Rarity, coming forward with a look of concern on her face. "Do you feel sick?"

"Oh Twilight!" laughed Pinkie. She was once again hoof in hoof with Dash. "Have you been eating too many baked bads again?"

Twilight panicked and stumbled back against a wall. "Pinkie, snap out of it!" she pleaded. "This is all a dream! A false dream created by Nightmare!"

"Who...mare?" asked Pinkie.

"Nightmare! And you and Dash – the real ones, I mean – are lying on the floor of my library, seriously ill!"

Dash looked at her through narrowed eyes. "We're not sick, Twilight. Aren't YOU the one who's sick?"

"Me? Sick?" Twilight did feel dizzy and confused. The music that had started up again and the noise of all the ponies talking and laughing was starting to overwhelm her.

But then she heard a deep, affectionate voice from right behind her. "Hey, are you OK Twi'?" She turned and saw that she had backed into Big McIntosh – what she had taken for a wall had in fact been the stallion's barrel-like chest. Twilight blushed deep red and she started to move away, but McIntosh slipped a forefoot around her neck and brought her back up against him. "Maybe ya should go an' have a nice lil' lie down for a while. Or if ya feelin' too sick Ah kin always walk ya back t' the li-brary if need be..."

"Ah, ah... no, thank you Big McIntosh," Twilight stuttered. "I... I don't feel quite so sick anymore." And she didn't. With her head pressed up against the red-coated stallion's warm chest she felt safe and... happy? No, not just happy – blissfully happy. "I feel fine now."

Big Mac chuckled. "You sure 'bout that? Why so formal alla sudden, Twi'? He nuzzled his muzzle against the back of her neck. "You ain't called me 'Big McIntosh' for a long time – why, way back before we got together!"

"We... got together?" Twilight asked. Why couldn't she remember that happening? But no... maybe, maybe she DID remember. She'd been telling herself to remember something, to keep remembering. Maybe that had been what she'd meant!

Oh, what did it matter anyway! She sighed and rubbed her face against Big Mac's coat. His scent was of perspiration and apples and it smelled so good. "No, I'm fine Mac... really," she muttered into his chest. "I... I just got confused is all."

McIntosh laughed. "Ah love it when ya start talkin' like me, Twi."

Twilight closed her eyes. She knew that she loved it too.
The Party Hasn't Ended continues...

Twilight Sparkle enters Pinkie's dream to find a party in full swing - but this is a party she may never be able to leave...
Add a Comment:
 
:iconbioinicbrony:
BioinicBrony Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Line from my stop-motion series:
"Life is but one mind in one body."
Reply
:iconwilhel7:
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHEEP ITS THE LOTUS CASINO FROM PERCY JACKSON ALL OVER AGAIN! HOLY SHEEAAP!! OH MAI GAWD  DONT EAT/DRINK ANYTHIN TWI!
Reply
:iconzen524:
zen524 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
"Caramel sighed. He stepped up and clopped on the front door" I'm a bit ashamed to admit that this made me do a double take.
Reply
:iconstoryweaver1:
Storyweaver1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
The Fisher Kingdomness of the dream is both compelling and creepy. Especially that last line about the dream hijacking her sense of rembering that she's in a dream.
Reply
:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh shit O___O Now Twilight is lost... And she was so close too. I thought she would be able to break Pinkie when everypony was imagined to stare right at her and see how Pinkie would react....

Fuuuuuuu :fear:
Reply
:iconradiantvoid:
RadiantVoid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Lotus Eaters.
Reply
:iconhavocstride:
HavocStride Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The story just took another turn into weirdsville.
Looks like no sleep for me tonight! Next Capter:D
Reply
:icon451kitkat:
451kitkat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I love ll these refrenses u make!
Reply
:iconyayayayayala:
yayayayayala Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
help!!!
Also, the RIGHT NOW clock thing is great.
Reply
:iconthelegendhimself:
TheLegendHimself Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We Need To Go DEEPER
Reply
:iconsargey4life:
Sargey4life Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Things are going to be interesting one Twilight gets back to reality.
Reply
:iconfiercepineapple:
FiercePineapple Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
You got "inside pinkie's head" perfect!! hahah the clock with the right now on it... priceless
Reply
:iconfeatherfurwolf:
FeatherfurWolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PINKIEDASHTWIMACRAEITYBWAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Reply
:iconfreemanpontifex:
FreemanPontifex Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
On every page of this story I lol at your antics.
Reply
:iconnightstealyr:
Nightstealyr Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really really really love your style of writing, I would read any fic you posted, and I have read this whole fic and it is BY FAR the best I've ever read 10/6 on EQD and this fic makes me proud to say... PinkieDash Ship Is Best Ship :] Hope you make more fics, ~ Nightstealyr
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Thanks so much for your kind comments, Nightstealyr! :D
I have Twilight - Celestia fic coming in the next few days, so I hope you enjoy that ship as well.
Reply
:iconnightstealyr:
Nightstealyr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You write nicely and one of my favorite fics is Flutterdash- It sounds crazy but if you read the fic "Fell into the right hooves" you think its great. You should write one of those sometime.
Reply
:icondubsteppenguin:
DubstepPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is GREAT!!!! Im absolutely loving all the extra shipping in the story. This is my first pony fanfic, and actually first overall fanfic ever!!! Im glad it was this one!!! :)

PINKIE DASH FOREVER!!!!
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much, DubstepPenguin! ;) Thanks for your comment.

Oh, and apologies for the lateness of this reply. :iconsadtwilightplz:
Reply
:iconthiefenz:
Thiefenz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Twilight looked at her clock on the wall. The hands were pointing directly at RIGHT NOW! "Oh no!" she cried. "I'm already late!"

that was a genius line!

the sheer amount of willpower it took for twilight to remember she was in a dream made perfect sense. It's hard to fight something as chaotic and subtle as your sub-conscious.
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for your comment, Thiefenz!
This part is based on my paranoia of ending up in a dream world and being unable to tell if I'm in one or not.... and then BAM! I wake up.

Oh, and apologies for the lateness of this reply. :iconsadtwilightplz:
Reply
:iconthiefenz:
Thiefenz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you did an excellent job portraying what a dream world would be like. to the outsider, there are recognizable things but so much would be off. things that wouldn't make sense except to the subconscious of the dream's host.
Reply
:icondarkton93:
Darkton93 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
TwiMac, huh? Never saw that before. No seriously, never have. I still don't quite understand it, though. Mac is a farm-stallion, Twi works in the library. The two seem rather different.
Reply
:iconblackwidower:
BlackWidower Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Writer
This is great! But it reminds me of one of my core beliefs. A terrible reality is better than a blissful fantasy. I could go into all the implications of that, but I'm not going to.

Though I find it funny that Pinkie Pie is dreaming about Twilight's fantasy. Or is it their dreams have merged, not simply have Twilight enter Pinkie's? Now I'm confused.
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I guess it all came out in the end, BlackWidower!

And I agree with you about the terrible reality thing, too.
Reply
:iconalphawolf180:
Alphawolf180 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Why does pinkie pie always seem to be the smartest pony in these fanfics?
Reply
:iconblackwidower:
BlackWidower Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Writer
I don't know, why are you asking me?
Reply
:iconalphawolf180:
Alphawolf180 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
why not?
Reply
:iconultradj4ever:
ULTRADJ4EVER Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
i would rather see big macintosh with another colt than seeing him with twilight and i hate colt on colt, it's just something about big macintosh x twilight that makes me a little sick, other than that i will continue reading
Reply
:icongear-actua:
Gear-Actua Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Who in their right mind would fight a dream come true? Just a moment longer is never enough.
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Dreams are not real, I guess, Gear-Actua! But I don't know if I'd want to leave, either - unless I knew the one I really loved was in dreadful danger.
Reply
:iconzeldatheswordsman:
ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
It's spelled "Macintosh". Fix it.
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconapplejacknahplz:

McIntosh is the name of an apple. MACintosh is the name of an English wet-weather jacket and also an overpriced computer.
Reply
:iconzeldatheswordsman:
ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Grocery stores use either spelling for the apples and his name's got an "A" in the script.
Reply
:iconaroras:
aroras Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You miss spelled Big Macintosh's name. other that that, though, I love it. It has the whole "Don't eat anything or you'll never wake up" thing going on. really well written too. Kinda scary though.
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I was alerted to the fact that the type of apple is correctly called a "McIntosh" while a "Macintosh" is a type of overpriced and underpowered computer or an English raincoat and I changed the spelling of the character's name to reflect this.

I have a few problems with some other canon spellings (e.g. Owlowicious? What the hell? Owloysius is perfectly fine and the joke actually makes sense!) but I guess it's a fight I'll never win!

Glad you're enjoying the story, aroras! :D And I've always been scared of these "you'll forget who you are if you're not careful!" kinda traps so I know what you mean... :iconpinkiepiehorrorplz:
Reply
:iconaroras:
aroras Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i know what you mean. it kinda reminds me of some of those evil farey trap things from... Norse mythology? some mythology.
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lots of fairy traps in mythology! It happened to me once...

I got stuck in sand hills once, a place I knew really well, and I wandered back and forth looking for the exit out of them... for hours! Then I took off my jacket and turned it inside out (this breaks the spell) and 5 minutes later I found the way out exactly where it should have been.

Spooky. And I wasn't even drunk or high. Maybe dehydrated though. :/
Reply
:iconaroras:
aroras Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lol. i had a dream like that once where i was in my house, but it makes a kind of loop thing, it's hard to explain but you can walk through all the rooms and end up back where i started. in my dream i walked around for hours and couldn't find the front door, when i did i woke up.
Reply
:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Seeing dreams where something good never end just creep me out for some reason. It's just got a dark feeling to it.
Reply
:iconiii-revolution-iii:
III-rEVOLution-III Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
i agree completely it just feels so- idk bittersweet maybe?
Reply
:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
It just feels so creepy. Dreams like this never end on a good note at all. It starts out all serine, but it can all go to Hell in 10 seconds flat, or at any other time.
Reply
:iconiii-revolution-iii:
III-rEVOLution-III Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
yeah everythings so weirdly perfect they just (like you said) keep going and going, until for the dreamer it turns to hell
Reply
:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I don't even know what the purpose of such dreams are at all.
Reply
:iconiii-revolution-iii:
III-rEVOLution-III Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
i know right!
Reply
:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Just add that to the ever growing list of mysteries we will never know the answer to.
Reply
:iconiii-revolution-iii:
III-rEVOLution-III Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
mmhhmm :I
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icondavemon1:
Davemon1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I love it entirely, but I must ask why Twilight is so nonplussed at the whole PinkieDash thing...
Reply
:iconbuttersc0tchsundae:
Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, as I see it, Twi knows her two friends pretty well, and she's also a pretty rational pony, so it would be a logical assumption for her to make.

Thanks for reading, Davemon1! :D
Reply
:iconpaxtofettel:
paxtofettel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
OH NOES!!!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconbuttersc0tchsundae: More from Buttersc0tchSundae


Featured in Collections

MLP Fanfics by formorian5

MLP Stories by booklover41

FanFiction by Casperkdk


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
March 14, 2011
File Size
13.3 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
10,464
Favourites
114 (who?)
Comments
146
×