Twilight and Spike had woken up the next day. They noticed how each friend grew more and more difficult whenever Twilight and Spike visited them. It wouldn't be long until they had to fight Rainbow Dash, which was bound to be the most challenging. Just as Twilight and Spike were about to head over to SugarCube Corner, they got a phone call on the telephone.
Twilight answered it, only to hear Pinkie Pie's cheery and enthusiastic voice.
"Hi Twilight!" Pinkie Pie yelled, cutting Twilight off. "Could you do me a favor?"
"What type of favor?" Twilight asked Pinkie Pie.
"A very fun favor! I need help making cupcakes. Could you please come over here and help me?"
"Ugh...sure?" Twilight said.
"Great! Can't wait to make and bake cupcakes! Hey, it rhymed!"
Pinkie Pie hung up the phone. Twilight knew something was up, so she cautiously headed over to Pinkie Pie's house with Spike. When she got there, she knocked on the door. She prayed to Celestia that Pinkie Pie wasn't as insane as her other friends right now. Pinkie Pie cheerfully opened the door with a grin.
She looked the same, except her hair was flattened for some odd reason. Usually when her hair was flat, that meant she was sad or mad. But she looked perfectly fine. What was going on?
"You're finally here! Yay!" Pinkie Pie yelled. "And you brought Spike! You're a really thoughtful person, Twilight; the more the better!"
Twilight nodded and cleared her throat.
"So ugh, Pinkie Pie?" Twilight asked.
"Yes?" Pinkie Pie asked.
"Have you been feeling...normal and okay lately?"
"I think so. Why?"
Twilight and Spike walked inside Pinkie Pie's house. It looked normal unlike the last three friends. The kitchen was clean, decor was cheery and treats of all kinds were in the display case. Twilight actually saw one treat that caught her eye. It was a velvet cupcake, similar to the one she ate the first time she visited Pinkie Pie.
It looked and tasted so different from the ones she usually made. So Twilight decided to ask her.
"What's that cupcake made of?" Twilight asked, pointing to the red velvet cupcake in the display case.
"Well, a special pony helped me make it. As for the secret ingredient, I can't tell you. But I do need you to help me get some more secret ingredients." Pinkie Pie explained.
"Well how am I supposed to help you get more if I don't know what it is?" Twilight asked.
"Simple, just eat this cupcake." Pinkie Pie said before pulling out a cupcake.
It was coconut flavored with sprinkles and white frosting.
"I gotta use the bathroom." Spike said.
"Okay, don't be long." Pinkie Pie said.
Spike left to use the bathroom while Twilight took a bite out of the cupcake. She smiled. It didn't taste too bad, but it kind of had a weird aftertaste.
"So ugh, Pinkie Pie? What have you been doing lately?" Twilight asked.
"Nothing much, other than baking teats. Listen Twilight, I would really love to talk to you, but it's about time you took a nap." Pinkie Pie said.
"What?" Twilight asked.
Twilight then began to feel dizzy. Her vision was getting blurry and she started stumbling over.
"P-Pinkie...Pie…? What's...happening?" Twilight asked.
But before Pinkie Pie could answer her question, Twilight fell on the ground and passed out.
Twilight groaned and began to wake up. Everything around her was dark. She tried moving her hooves, but they felt as if they were strapped down. She also tried moving her head, but her head was strapped down too.
"What's going on here?" Twilight asked.
She tried glowing her horn, but soon remembered that she couldn't. She began to panic, until she heard a familiar voice.
"Oh, you're finally awake." Pinkie Pie said.
Twilight shot her head towards the door that suddenly opened in front of her. The outline of Pinkie Pie was what Twilight saw.
"P-Pinkie? What's going on?" Twilight asked.
Pinkie Pie giggled and stepped inside the room.
"We're making cupcakes, remember?" Pinkie Pie said.
"Ugh, okay. Well why am I tied down?"
"Because, I need the secret ingredient to make my cupcakes."
Pinkie Pie giggled.
"You silly." Pinkie Pie answered.
Pinkie Pie flipped the switch and the light to the room came on. Twilight gasped after examining her surroundings. Dead ponies were everywhere, either stuffed or used as some other decoration. A sign that said "Life's a party" was hanging above the table. Blood was everywhere, and torture devices were very visible.
"I was so glad when your number popped up! In fact, I was so excited, that I almost forgot to breathe! I can't wait to slice your head open and hold the smartest brain in Equestria!" Pinkie Pie said.
Twilight was shocked and scared. Both her surroundings and Pinkie Pie's words were disturbing. Twilight knew she couldn't use her magic. Not only was she unable to produce magic in the first place, but Pinkie Pie wrapped a piece of cloth around her unihorn.
"P-Pinkie Pie, why are you doing this?" Twilight asked.
"I just told you." Pinkie Pie said.
"B-But this is wrong. Friends don't do things like this to each other."
"It's too late now, Twilight. You were the one who volunteered, so it's your fault that you're here."
Believe it or not, Twilight began to grow angry.
"You're a sick, bastard!" Twilight yelled.
Twilight gasped and tried covering her mouth, but then remembered that her hooves were strapped down. She never said a cuss word in her entire life. It made her tongue feel funny. Pinkie Pie, however, looked as if she didn't mind Twilight cussing.
"Sick? I just checked my temperature not too long ago, so I assure you Twilight, I'm perfectly fine. But thanks for being so concerned. You really are a true friend." Pinkie Pie said.
Pinkie Pie grabbed a small knife from the metal table and walked closer to Twilight.
"Now let's get started!" Pinkie Pie said.
Twilight knew she was doomed, until she saw a small familiar purple and green dragon tip-toe his way into the room. Twilight pretended she didn't see him so that Pinkie Pie wouldn't find out. Spike grabbed what looked like a large wooden plank and stood behind Pinkie Pie. He raised his wooden plank high in the air, but before he could hit Pinkie Pie, Pinkie Pie grabbed it and shot her body towards Spike."
Her face was inches away from Spike's, her eyes were shrunk and an insane grin was plastered on her face.
"Hi Spike!" Pinkie Pie yelled.
Spike screamed and ran away from Pinkie Pie. Pinkie Pie giggled and slowly headed towards Spike, who was trying to find a way to free Twilight. Spike dodged all the sharp blades that Pinkie Pie threw at him, and tried desperately to stay alive. Pinkie Pie looked as if she was enjoying this. Her insane smile never left her face.
Spike finally ran fast enough to unstrap one of the shackles from Twilight's hoof. But just as he was about to unstrap another one, "Spike, look out! Don't-"
But before Twilight could finish, a small butcher's knife went straight through his stomach.
"SPIKE!" Twilight yelled.
Twilight felt tears forming in her eyes as she stared down at Spike. Spike's breathing was taken away as he fell to his knees in front of Twilight.
"T-Twilight…" Spike said.
Twilight watched as blood poured out from Spike's wound. Pinkie Pie walked up behind Spike and lifted the poor dragon up by the tail.
"W-Why, Pinkie?" Twilight asked.
Pinkie Pie giggled.
"Are you seriously that naïve? I told you already, I need my secret ingredient. I almost forgot Spike was here, so I guess I'm gonna have to bake him into a cupcake too. I wonder what dragons taste like."
Twilight growled and used her free hoof to pull all the other shackles off roughly. Pinkie Pie was too distracted to notice. When Twilight was free, she did something she never thought she'd do, ever. She bit Pinkie Pie real hard on her back. Pinkie Pie gasped and released Spike. Spike landed on his back, still in a state of shock and pain.
Twilight released Pinkie Pie and ran over to Spike. She carried Spike on her back and backed away from Pinkie Pie, who had an insane grin on her face.
"Twilight, I never realized you wanted to taste me." Pinkie Pie said, referring to when Twilight bit her.
"Pinkie Pie, please, stop!" Twilight begged. "Stop all of this madness! I'm your friend, remember?"
Pinkie Pie giggled.
"My name isn't Pinkie Pie anymore, silly. It's Pinkamena Diane Pie, the Element of Laughter. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?" Pinkie Pie said.
Pinkamena giggled as Twilight ran out of the basement with Spike still on her back. Twilight tried opening the door, but it wouldn't open. Until eventually, she stomped the door down.
"Hey!" Pinkamena said. "We aren't done yet!"
But Pinkamena didn't bother chasing them. She wanted them to leave. Why? Well, she knew who they were gonna face next. Twilight ran as fast as she could back to her house. ANd when she got there, she laid Spike on his back and quickly pulled the knife out of his stomach. Spike cried out in pain as more blood oozed out.
"I-I'm sorry Spike, but I have to cure it." Twilight said.
Twilight quietly sobbed as she cured Spike's wound. The thought of the most cheeriest pony in Ponyville doing this to some pony else, was truly a reason to cry. When she was done, she wrapped some ace wrapping around Spike's stomach and laid him down in his bed.
Then, she laid down in her own bed and sobbed relentlessly. Poor Twilight knew her friends were never gonna return to their normal state. How was she gonna reform them all in one single day? Then, a letter appeared. Twilight confusingly read the letter. It read,
Clearly, you have lost. You aren't capable of reforming your friends in exactly twenty-four hours. So, let's make a deal. If you can reform Rainbow Dash, then you automatically win and I will reform the rest for you in less than one minute. But if you don't, then your friends will never return to normal again, and you will be seeing me soon.
Twilight knew this was gonna be difficult. Reforming the fastest flyer and the most hard-headed pony in Ponyville wasn't going to be easy. But if she reformed her, then all her friends would be reformed too.
"Don't worry Rainbow Dash." Twilight said. "Tomorrow, everything will be back to normal."
Or so she thought.