Episode Five: Pinkie Pie Style
Eggpony blinked his eyes groggily as the sunlight broke through the trees overhead. He groaned as he got to his feet and stretched. "Darn sunlight..." he mumbled, "darn nature... so green and... natural." He shuffled around his 'base' and adjusted his glasses, glancing at everything critically. His base consisted of a small clearing surrounded on all sides by trees and vines save a small opening on one side that acted as a door. Using dead wood, rocks and various objects he had gathered from the forest Eggpony had constructed various furniture including a table and bed. A lab of sorts had been set up, though it couldn't do much at the moment, and he even had a little kitchen to cook in.
"Meh, I hate it all," he grumbled to no one in particular. "I miss my beautiful mechanical base... all my laboratories... I hate this stupid place!" He kicked a rock before recoiling from the pain. "Bah, this stupid... equine body. Everyone's a pony here!" He spat angrily, "I hate ponies! It's like a stupid cartoon! And it's all that cursed hedgehog's fault!" He continued his complaining for several minutes before sinking deep into thought.
"There's got to be a way to get that hedgehog here... without him having to fight me every day, he's probably gone soft! Yes, this could actually be easier than normal!" He cackled madly as a plan began to form in his pony mind. "Sonic's made so many new friends here; it would be a shame if something were to happen to one of them." He quickly set about building what he needed for his plan to work before setting off towards the town the ponies lived in, Ponyville.
"I shall need a disguise if I intend to infiltrate their society," Eggpony mused as he reached the edge of the Everfree Forest. "Something that will let me walk around unnoticed..." He looked around for something he might use when he spotted a large crate. Eggpony grinned as he dumped out the apples inside and turned it over. Quickly poking holes in the side for him to see through he said, "This will do for now until I get something more suitable! Now to find the pony I need for this plan."
He slowly made his way into the actual town, sticking to the shadows and freezing whenever someone looked directly at the box he was inside. It didn't take long for him to reach the inner square of the town, where he settled down in a corner and watched. The ponies continued their morning routines, completely oblivious to the diabolical mastermind watching their every move.
"Mornin' Twilight!" Applejack called out to her friend. The unicorn waved a hoof at her earth pony friend and trotted over.
"Good morning Applejack! Getting your stand ready?" She asked politely. Applejack nodded and arranged her produce neatly.
"Yup, we got some new crops in today to sell to everypony!" She pointed to her stand. "Got some Fujis and Honeycrisps and Jonathans and-"
"Heh," Twilight interrupted Applejack's descriptions, "Do you uh, do you ever sell anything other than apples?"
Applejack scratched her ear. "Ah got some fritters and cobblers and pies and-"
"But what kind of fritters and cobblers and pies?" Twilight asked.
"Well apple of course."
Eggpony shook his head and looked elsewhere. Those two wouldn't work for what he needed, plus he hated apples. He quickly found another candidate and scooted over quietly.
"Oh dear, it's far too messy around here," Rarity clucked as she pulled out a duster and began cleaning the outside of her boutique. "One must keep a business clean if she wants customers to buy her latest fashions."
Eggpony immediately stuck out his tongue and snorted. She would be far too annoying. He started shuffling away before he suddenly bumped into a pony.
"Whoa, what's this?" A familiar voice called out, causing Eggpony to freeze. Sonic turned around and looked at the box curiously. "Who left this box of apples here?"
"Who cares, come on!" Rainbow Dash whined as she pawed the ground. "I want to show you something cool!"
Sonic peered into the holes, causing Eggpony to gulp as a bead of sweat formed on his forehead. Thankfully for the good doctor, it was far too dark in the box for Sonic to see anything. "Yeah yeah, alright. Let's go!" He zoomed off, leaving behind a flustered Rainbow Dash.
"H-hey! I'm supposed to be in the lead! Get back here!!" She shouted after him as she sped off. Eggpony let out a sigh of relief.
"I need something a little less conspicuous I think," he thought to himself. He gave a quick look around and threw off the box, dashing to the shadows behind the nearest building. "There must be something here..."
"What do you want me to do with these rejected fashions sis?" a young filly's voice called out. Eggpony quickly dived behind a nearby trashcan and peered out.
"Oh just throw those old things out back. I'll think of something to do with them," Rarity replied. The back door of the building opened, causing Eggpony to duck out of sight. A small white unicorn appeared tugging a large bulging bag behind her. She quickly tossed it out the door and directly behind the trashcans Eggpony was hiding behind.
"OOF!" He groaned. The small unicorn tilted her head and listened closely. Hearing nothing else, she shrugged and slammed the door as she went back inside. Eggpony threw the bag off of him and coughed. "Blasted kids... what's this?" He noticed the bag was filled with old clothes and grinned. "I've got to be able to find something of use in here!" He rummaged through them all, looking for just the right thing. "Let's see... dress, saddle, dress, dress, shoes, dress, why the heck would anyone wear this garish thing? Oh horsefeathers there's nothing here!" He suddenly spied some green fabric he had overlooked and pulled it out with his teeth. "Ah-ha!" He tugged it over his body and straightened it out.
"Perfect!" He grinned. He had found a dark green, almost black, cloak that covered his whole body perfectly, keeping him safe from being recognized. "And now for the hat," he said as he pulled out a matching dark green top hat. Finding a piece of glass he admired his reflection. "Yes, quite dashing if I say so myself!" He tugged at his mustache and stepped out in public with no worry on his mind.
Eggpony trotted down Main Street as he continued looking for his victim. He soon noticed one of the ponies that he had seen before with Sonic and walked over to her. "Good day little pony!" He bellowed out.
The yellow pegasus jumped in surprise and turned around. Her eyes grew wide in fright as she looked at the red pony with a cape and top hat grin down at her. "Uh... uh... hi," she squeaked out. They stared at each other for several long seconds before Fluttershy laid her ears back. "You scare me..." she squeaked again.
"GOOD!" Eggpony said back loudly. Fluttershy immediately ran off, leaving behind a cloud of dust. "Bah," Eggpony said between coughs, "what's her problem. No matter, there has to be someone I can find."
"Bunnie, Antoine, have you seen Sonic?" Eggpony turned around and gasped. Sally was not more than a few feet away, talking to her friends.
"Curses," he said under his breath, "there's too many ponies out here who might recognize me, even if I am in a dashing disguise." He glanced around before ducking into a building close by, a large house that seemed to be made of confectionary sweets.
Once inside he realized it wasn't a house at all, but rather a bakery. "Well that explains the exterior decorating," he mumbled.
"Hi!" A pink pony rushed up to him and shook his hoof, "I'm Pinkie Pie and welcome to Sugarcube Corner!" Eggpony quickly retracted his hoof and brushed it off.
"Uh... yes. I'm just here to... browse!" He replied as he plastered on a fake smile.
Pinkie Pie put her face up to his and opened one eye wide. "Hmmmm, do I know you from somewhere?" she asked suspiciously. Eggpony took a step back.
"Of course not! Never seen me before! Nope!" He nervously replied. Pinkie Pie shrugged and hopped off.
"Well okay then. Just call me if there's anything you need!" She hollered before she disappeared into the kitchen. Eggpony thought for a second before he remembered she was there when he first came into Ponyville.
"Of course! This must be one of Sonic's new friends!" He thought to himself as he grinned widely, "And she'll be perfect..." He quietly followed her back into the kitchen.
"Hey you probably shouldn't be back here," Pinkie Pie said. She pulled a mixing bowl out of the cabinet and made no effort to throw Eggpony out.
"Uh, of course. I just wanted to tell you something important!"
"Oooh!" She pulled out a box of chocolate and a large bag of sugar.
"Yes, you see, I'm a friend of Sonic's. Do you know him?"
Pinkie Pie nodded. "Yep! Me and him are friends! He delivers all the sweet things we bake here!" She added some candy to her growing ingredients pile.
"Of course that goody-two shoes hedgehog would," Eggpony muttered under his breath.
"Hmm?" Pinkie Pie looked up from her recipe book.
"Oh nothing! But anyway, Sonic needs your help!" Pinkie's eyes grew wide as she dropped the stirring spoon.
"He does? Is he in trouble?"
"Uh, yes! That devilishly handsome and incredibly smart Eggpony kidnapped him and has him locked away in the Everfree Forest!" He told her, putting on a convincing act.
"I better warn Sally and the others then!" She said worriedly. Eggpony quickly stepped in front of her and shook his head.
"Uh, no need to! We only need one pony! I mean, he only wants your help!" He quickly added, hoping she would believe him. Pinkie Pie stared at him suspiciously for a second before smiling.
"Alright!" She shouted, "I get to help my new friend!" She jumped up and down in place excitedly.
"Yes! Now just follow me and I'll take you to him..." Eggpony said as they walked out of the bakery. "Heh heh, this is easier than tricking that gullible echidna back home! I'll have Sonic in my clutches in no time!" He thought to himself as he laughed inwardly.
"So why are you wearing that old ugly coat and hat?" Pinkie Pie asked for the twenty third time as they made their way through the forest. Eggpony sighed, his mustache drooping.
"For the LAST time it is NOT ugly. It is dashing and manly and I am wearing it to blend into pony society!!"
"Silly, ponies don't wear top hats and cloaks unless they're playing dress-up," Pinkie Pie giggled. Eggpony groaned and continued walking. "So what did you say your name was anyway?"
"Uh... my name?" Eggpony thought through a number of names before settling on one. "Some people have called me Ivo in the past."
"Ivooooo," Pinkie Pie said slowly as she rolled the sounds around in her mouth. "Ivo? Ivo! Ivoivoivo. That's a weird name for a pony."
"It's a perfectly nice name," Eggpony bristled in defense.
"Are you suuuuure your friends with Sonic?" Pinkie Pie asked once more, curious about this strange pony who liked to play dress-up.
"YES. NOW KEEP WALKING," He shouted back. Pinkie Pie's ears drooped as she hung her head and shuffled along quietly. Eggpony saw the change in her attitude and immediately realized his mistake. "I, er... I just mean we should hurry along." He put on a wide smile. Pinkie sighed and continued shuffling. He rubbed his head in thought as he asked. "Well what's wrong with you now?"
"Hmph," Pinkie Pie turned her nose up, "friends don't yell at each other like that. And if they do they say they're sorry." Eggpony's eye twitched behind his glasses as he realized he would have to apologize.
"I... I'm soooooooo..." He trailed off as Pinkie Pie looked at him expectantly. He grimaced before blurting out, "I'msorrythereIsaiditlet'sgo." Pinkie Pie laughed and bounced happily.
"Yay! It's so nice when friends apologize! You know, I met another pony once who didn't like to apologize," Pinkie Pie suddenly squinted at her strange friend. "Come to think of it... he kinda looked like-"
"No time for that now!" Eggpony interrupted, "Here we are! Sonic is right in there!" He pointed to a small clearing just ahead. "You should go ahead and save him!"
Pinkie Pie was about to jump in before coming to a halt. "But what if there's a trap in there?" She asked innocently.
"Um, I don't think Eggpony would put a trap there!" He answered with a laugh. "Just... go on in!"
"Well okay, I guess not. He's a pretty silly pony anyway," Pinkie replied as Eggpony grumbled threateningly. She didn't notice though and skipped happily into the clearing. "Hmm, I don't see Sonic..." Eggpony stifled a chuckle as he pulled a lever he had concealed just outside. Suddenly a resounding SNAP echoed as through the forest.
"BWAHAHAHA!" Eggpony laughed heartily as he jumped into the clearing, throwing off his cape and hat. "IT IS I EGGPONY! AND I HAVE LURED YOU HERE INTO A TRAP! NOW PREPARE TO-" He stopped mid-gloat as he saw the scene before him. Pinkie Pie stood outside of a cage that had popped up from the forest floor intended for her capture. Several long seconds of awkward silence passed as Pinkie looked at the cage and back at Eggpony.
"Saaaay, I think you were trying to trap me!" She suddenly said. Eggpony hoofpalmed and shook his head. "Why'd you do that to me? I thought we were friends!" Eggpony just glared at her. "WAIT YOU'RE THAT MEANIE PONY AREN'T YOU?" Eggpony ground his teeth in rage as Pinkie Pie pointed an accusatory hoof.
"Yes I am! I am the MEANEST mean pony!" He spit out. He jumped in surprise as Pinkie Pie appeared behind him and started stalking towards him threateningly.
"And you tricked me! You said my friend was in trouble but he wasn't! You're a LYING LIARY LIARPANTS!" Pinkie Pie was shouting now in anger that she had been tricked. Eggpony shrank back as he found himself cornered against a tree.
"Now wait!" He stammered, "th-there's a perfectly good explanation for this!" He looked around for anything to use an excuse as he thought back to everything he knew about the pink pony. Suddenly settling on something, he smiled in what he assumed was an innocent expression. "You see Pinkie Tie..."
"Pinkie PIE," she replied abrasively. She made no move towards Eggpony though and waited for his explanation.
"Right right, Pinkie Pie. See, I'm a changed pony now, I've decided to become nicer and friendlier! And I wanted to show Sonic that I was different by baking him something sweet! Except I'm a terrible baker, so I immediately thought of you! At least, I thought that you were a baker and maybe could help me!" Eggpony's speech dripped with mock sincerity as he tried to look like he meant what he said.
Pinkie Pie blinked as she thought over her words. "Oh... but why didn't you say so in the first place?"
"I uh, I didn't really know if you would believe me," Eggpony hung his head and sniffed.
"Aaaaw, of course I believe ya!" Pinkie Pie laughed and zoomed in to give Eggpony a big hug.
"Ack! What sort of strange attack is this?!" Eggpony asked in bewilderment.
"Wait a minute!" Pinkie Pie suddenly let go, dropping Eggpony to the ground. "If you wanted me to make a cake then what's that for?" She pointed to the cage.
Eggpony coughed and got to his feet shakily. "Oh that? That's just... something for a party game! Yes, it's something that... we do... on our home world."
"Oh," Pinkie Pie looked at the cage and back at Eggpony. "Well that makes perfect sense!" She gave him a big hug again as he struggled for air. "You're so lucky! You've picked the best party planner in Ponyville! See my cutie mark?"
Eggpony saw her cutie mark for the first time and stuck out his tongue. "Bleh, balloons. I... I mean, why aren't there more balloons here? For the... party... yesssss." He burst out in deep laughter at his utter geniusness.
"What's your cutie mark for?" Pinkie Pie interrupted. Eggpony raised a bushy eyebrow and looked back at his flank.
"It's a rotten egg! It means... uh, it means I can't cook eggs," Eggpony replied. In truth he wasn't entirely sure what it was for, but he was sure it was some sort of equine code for being an absolute super genius.
"Well that's a strange thing to have a cutie mark for," Pinkie Pie mused. Eggpony waved her off with a hoof and walked over to the cage.
"Yes, well now it's time to get this plan in motion. Bwahahaha, yesssss!" He stroked his mustache, thoroughly pleased with himself.
"It's time to start a PARTY?" Pinkie asked with a gleeful smile. Eggpony was sure her face would break from showing such joy, which slightly scared him. He gave a short nod, sending Pinkie Pie into cartwheels. "Yay yay yay yay! Oh boy this is gonna be the bestest party ever and we can invite all our friends and I can bake a really really big cake and we can play all sorts of party games and everyone will have so much fun and-"
"Actually it's just going to be Sonic, you, and me," Eggpony quickly said.
"Well that's not much of a party..."
"Oh trust me pink one. It's going to a party to DIE for." He looked upwards, causing his glasses to dramatically reflect the sunlight.
"Oooh! Shiny!" Pinkie Pie clapped admiringly before beginning what she was best known for, starting a party. A party to DIE for.
It was nearing afternoon as Eggpony made his way back to his base. He had left Pinkie Pie 'in charge' as she put it to start a party in his absence. Eggpony didn't really see how she could do anything in the middle of a forest filled with magical monsters that only seemed to want to eat ponies, but who was he to complain? Meanwhile, he had been out trying to find a way to get Sonic's attention to come save his friend from a certain death. Unlike that morning though, he couldn't find any of the ponies he wanted to see. He ended up having to leave a note on the library door explaining that he had kidnapped one of Sonic's new friends and that he should come rescue her as soon as possible or she would have horrible things happen to her that would be too terrible to mention. Eggpony was sure his plan would work; it was a masterpiece conceived by a genius. His self-glorifying thoughts were interrupted when he heard polka music floating through the forest. He quickly ran the rest of the way to his base and rushed inside. Looking around, he nearly fell over.
"Whaddya think?" Pinkie Pie asked proudly. She sat at the table, now decked out in a light pink and blue tablecloth. The base of operations was nearly unrecognizable as everything had been put under a coat of party decorations. Balloons were tied down everywhere while streamers hung from every branch in the trees. Eggpony's lab table had been cleared and on it were an incredible variety of baked goods, all of them an odd shade of charred black. Somehow a disco ball hung over everything, casting sparkly lights over the whole clearing. A phonograph sat in the corner, playing the polka song Eggpony had heard earlier. The cage oddly enough was painted pink for some reason.
All Eggpony could do was stand there with his jaw hanging open wider than it had before. He finally managed to pull himself together somewhat and squeaked out, "Just... what? What did you do to my base?"
"I PARTIFIED it!" Pinkie exclaimed happily. "See? There's balloons and streamers and cake and cookies and punch and games and a disco ball that was really hard to hang up there believe me and-"
"WHY DID YOU PARTIFY MY BASE?!" Eggpony shouted angrily. Pinkie Pie blinked before grinning.
"Cause you asked me to! Remember silly?" She started humming as she went about putting finishing touches on her work. "This is gonna be a great party! Did you invite Sonic?"
Eggpony ignored her question. "Where did you even... where did you get all these supplies?" Pinkie Pie popped up right next to him and giggled.
"A party pony always has party supplies! It's a good thing too, or I wouldn't have been able to do any of this," Pinkie Pie replied. She smiled at Eggpony's expression, which she took for surprise. "I can see you're a pretty happy pony too! I love it when my parties make ponies happy!"
Eggpony was about to cry. How could this happen? This didn't make any sense. There was no logic, no method to her seeming madness. Was it all a game to her? A trick? Perhaps he had hit his head on a rock or something on way back and was imagining all of this. He reached out and touched one of the balloons, feeling it squeak under his hoof. No, it was definitely real. He grimaced in anger as he grabbed the balloon and viciously popped it.
"Hey! What was that for?" Pinkie Pie asked crossly.
"Because I didn't want you to... to..." Suddenly it hit Eggpony. This was perfect! When Sonic showed up he would see this party! It would distract him perfectly! After all, the party had very nearly brought the great Eggpony to his knees. Yes, this was brilliant! "I didn't want you to have too many balloons," Eggpony replied with graciousness. "I just thought there might have been one too many!"
Pinkie Pie shrugged in response. "I don't see how any party can have too many balloons but okay!" She went hopping around as she hummed a ditty.
"Blech," Eggpony grumbled, "If she's going to be this happy all the time I simply won't stand it. I need a way to get her out of my mane for when Sonic shows up..." He spotted the cage, now pink, and grinned. "Oh Piiiinkie!" She immediately zoomed next to him in a big cloud of dust and smiled widely.
"Yeeeeeeeeees?" She asked in innocent glee. Eggpony led her over to the pink cage.
"So why did you paint this, ah, game place, pink?" He asked as he opened the door.
"To make it look better!" Pinkie quickly replied. "That boring old brown the sticks were colored was boring mcboring boringy." Eggpony twitched slightly at her misuse of the language but ignored that for the moment.
"Ah, yes, yes I see. But uh, what about that? Over there in the corner?" He pointed to a spot inside the cage. "I don't think you painted it fully." He had to hide his chuckling as Pinkie Pie practically waltzed inside to take a look.
"I don't see any spot..." She said, gazing at the wooden slats. She jumped and spun around as the door clanged behind her. "H-hey! What are you doing?"
Eggpony roared in laughter at the poor girl's plight. "Too easy! It was too easy!"
"Is this part of the game?"
"Game? There is no game you silly filly. The only game here is how I'm going to destroy Sonic when he walks through here and he sees YOU! Caught in a trap that YOU painted! Bwahahaha!" Eggpony rolled on the forest floor in laughter.
Pinkie Pie blinked slowly and tapped her chin. "Wait... so we're throwing a party for Son-"
"There is no party!" Eggpony shouted, jumping up, "It was all a trick to get you out of my way while I continued with my evil scheme!" Pinkie Pie recoiled and gasped.
"You ARE a meanie pony! You weren't trying to be nice to Sonic or me at all! You were just using me!"
"That's right; I used you to get to Sonic!" Eggpony sat on his haunches proudly. "It won't be long now. He'll walk into here and see the party! 'Totally sweet party dude!' he'll say. Then he'll see you! 'Oh no Pinkie Pie! I must save her in the most annoying manner possible!' And then I'll jump out and finish him off once and for all while he's distracted!" He said in a smug voice. Pinkie glared at him and shook her head.
"I can't believe it! I trusted you! And you had to go be a MEANIE PONY!" She practically screeched. Eggpony stood his ground outside her cage and stuck his tongue out at her.
"And what are you going to do about it? Yes, that's what I thought. NOTHING. BWAHAHAHAHA," He once again laughed at her as he wiped a tear from his eye. It was just too good. These were the evil moments he lived for.
Pinkie Pie couldn't believe it. She trusted Eggpony! She wanted to believe he had good in him... but he didn't. He was a mean pony who only wanted to hurt her friends. And he had used her to get to them! She blinked as she shook her head. Pink began to tint the edges of her vision when a sudden realization hit her. "Eggpony!" She cried bitterly.
Eggpony looked over and saw Pinkie glaring at him through the bars. "What now? Want me to gloat some more?" He got quieter as she didn't say a word. Something about those eyes sucked any glory out of the victory. And was her coat a bit darker? He couldn't tell in this light...
"Egppony!" She called again, "You know what the worst part is? It's not that you tricked me into thinking you were good, or used me to hurt my friends. The worst part is... that you used my party for eeeeeevil." Eggpony snorted at her dramatization before Pinkie stuck her head through the bars and into his face. "Nopony uses my parties for evil. Nopony." Eggpony betrayed his fear with a small gulp.
"Y-yeah? Well you can't do anything about it in there! So... ha!" He took a small step backwards as Pinkie pulled her head back in and grabbed the bars between her hooves. "Oh please, like a little pony could break those-" Pinkie interrupted him by smashing the bars apart and jumping out in front of him.
"Nopony uses MY parties for evil!" She screeched, sending Eggpony scurrying behind the refreshments table.
"Oh sweet cupcakes how did I get myself into this one?" Eggpony groaned before Pinkie Pie appeared next to him, holding a dozen or so cupcakes in her arms.
"Cupcakes? Did you want cupcakes?! HAVE A CUPCAKE!" She began throwing a barrage of the small cakes at Eggpony, who tried to duck as he ran away.
"I don't want a cupcake!" He whined as one hit him squarely on his cutie mark. He jumped behind the stack of gifts and panted heavily.
"Do you want a gift then?" Pinkie asked as she slid out of a present right in front of Eggpony. He let out a scream and fell over backwards. "HAVE A PRESENT!" She shouted as she began throwing various toys at him. Eggpony managed to avoid the jack in the box and the rubber ducky, but had no such luck with the teddy bear or beach ball.
"I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry!" He shouted as Pinkie began chasing him around the clearing.
"Too late for apologies Mr. Evil Party Mis-user!" She grabbed a handful of water balloons and jumped into the air before throwing them at the mustachioed pony like shurikens. Eggpony ran from the clearing and out into the forest, sopping wet.
"This pony's crazy!" He thought to himself as he tried to put as much distance between them as possible. "Where did I go wrong? She seemed so innocent!" He ducked as a wayward water balloon was flung his way. "This is the last time I ever kidnap one of you ponies!" He shouted angrily.
"This is the last time I throw a party with you too!" Pinkie Pie shouted back as she swung by on a vine. Eggpony shook his head, sure that this was somehow a bad dream. He groaned as she swung by again, this time with a cameo helmet and what looked to be an ammo belt full of candy. She began throwing them out rapid-fire at the fleeing Eggpony.
"FOR THE LOVE OF INSANITY!!! HOW DOES SHE DO THAT?!" Eggpony screamed to no one in particular. He quickly took a corner and rebounded off an obstacle.
"Oh man, felt like I ran into a giant rubber..." a familiar voice groaned. Eggpony looked up and saw Sonic.
"You! Why couldn't you get here sooner?!" Eggpony asked abruptly as he ducked behind the smaller pony.
"Uh..." Sonic looked back at Eggpony questioningly, "I was busy! But hey, here to kick your fat rump now, so it's all good!" A loud yell suddenly emanated throughout the forest. "What the heck was that?"
"Her..." Eggpony pointed upwards shakily. Sonic looked up and saw Pinkie Pie swooping down, twirling an improbably large streamer.
"PINKIE PIE STYYYYYYLE!" She shouted as she threw it around Eggpony, looping it around his legs and hoisting him up into the air only to dangle him off of a tree branch. Pinkie Pie landed beside Sonic and snorted visible puffs of air through her nose. "Eeeeeeevil..."
"Whoa, hey. Pinkie, uh... thanks for saving the day. Which... well that's kinda my job," Sonic plopped on his haunches and rubbed his head. "Just what the heck happened?"
Pinkie Pie quickly launched into an explanation. "First he showed up at the bakery saying you were in trouble and then he led me out here and then I saw you weren't in trouble and he tried to trap me but then he said that he was good and wanted to throw you a party so I was like, 'Yay party!' but THEN he said that he really wasn't good and he was still a meanie and THEN he trapped me and told me that he used me to get you here THEN he said he used my party for evil! ... Nopony uses my party for evil."
"We get it we get it," Eggpony muttered, though Pinkie quickly shut him up with a glare. Sonic laughed and shook his head.
"Man Eggpony, that was a pretty lame plan. Like, lamer than usual. I think you're losing it man," He chuckled. "I don't know exactly all that went down but I guess Pinkie will probably tell me on our way back home. Ya gonna cut him down now Pinkie?"
She shook her head. "No way. He used my party for evil!"
"So I heard..." Sonic bit his lip as he looked at Pinkie and back at Eggpony. "Look, Pinks. I know he's a bad egg and all but you can't leave him up there. Remember we're supposed to be the good guys. Love and tolerance right?" Pinkie looked away, not wanting to listen to Sonic. Though a part of her knew he was telling the truth. "Well... what would your friends do though?" He asked her gently.
Pinkie Pie sighed. "I guess they'd let him go..." she grumbled. She let the streamers slip down until Eggpony was a few inches off the ground, then stopped. "But first! You've got to promise to never use a party for evil again." Eggpony quickly nodded his head yes, willing to agree to anything to get down. Pinkie Pie let go of the streamers and Eggpony fell unceremoniously onto the path.
"You heard the filly Eggpony, no more evil parties. Got that?" Sonic looked down at Eggpony, who crawled off without a word. "I think he got it." He looked at Pinkie, who had somehow lost all of her gear and now had a big smile on her face.
"As long as he learned his lesson!" She said happily. Pinkie Pie bounded off with a bewildered Sonic following after her.
Eggpony stumbled back to his camp, dragging streamers along behind him. He looked around his now trashed camp and sighed. "I'll show that stupid pink pony someday. I'll show all those ponies that I-" He stopped cold as a pink face appeared in one of the bushes.
"Nopony uses my parties for evil..." she whispered before disappearing in the blink of an eye, leaving Eggpony alone once again. Or had he always been alone? He shook his head and sobbed.
"I am NEVER going to get to sleep tonight!"
It was nearing evening as Sonic and Pinkie Pie finished telling their stories to their friends at Sugarcube Corner. They all laughed at Pinkie's antics and Sonic's lateness before Pinkie decided to throw a real party for everyone.
"This is going to make an interesting letter to the princess," Twilight said with a chuckle. She pulled out a quill and scroll before pausing. "Sonic, aren't you supposed to write a letter?"
Sonic looked up from the cake he was stuffing his face with. "Huh? What letter?"
"To Princess Luna, remember?" Twilight prodded as she handed over her quill and scroll. "Here, take these. I've got plenty more back at the library."
Sonic tried picking up the quill with his hoof, but to no avail. "Something about this seems wrong..." he muttered.
"Just use your mouth," Twilight said, rolling her eyes.
Sonic blinked. "Oh, right." He picked up the quill between his teeth and rolled it around. Surprisingly it didn't feel as bad as he expected. "Now what to write..."
So uh, first letter. Excuse the handwriting, not very good at this. Let's see, I'm supposed to write what I learned about friendship right? Meh, I'll try. I guess I learned... to not be late to save your friends or you'll miss some awesome fun?
"Sonic!" Sally groaned as she read over his shoulder.
"Hey hey hey, I'm trying here!" Sonic shot back. He thought for a moment before putting pen to paper again.
Okay, so we can't always be there for our friends sometimes. It's those times that you have to trust that your friend's gonna be fine on their own. They might surprise you by solving the problem in interesting ways!
"That's much better," Sally cooed as she nuzzled his neck slightly. Sonic blushed as he quickly signed it.
From Your Awesomest Student,
Sonic The Hedge... pony. Keep forgetting.
PS: Those Rainbow Falls are so sweet! Dash took me out to see them today and man they were cool!
Sally shook her head as she took the scroll and handed it to Twilight. "Have Spike send this as soon as possible please." Twilight chuckled as she rolled it up.
"I hope nobody's going to be upset about not reading a letter from you," Pinkie Pie said mysteriously. She poured hot sauce on the sweets and took a big bite.
"But I am going to write a letter to Celestia! Just not at the moment," Twilight replied, puzzled at her statement.
"Yeah, but they usually get to read it." Everyone looked at Pinkie in confusion. "Ah, never mind." She went back to her sweets. "See ya next time guys!"