Spi-Ky-Ro! King of Purple Dragons
Convexity World! Beware the Shy One
Spike followed closely behind Twilight, who had Owlicious perched on her back. They were on their way to Fluttershy's cottage on the edge of the Everfree Forest. That very morning, they had received a letter (courtesy of Ditzy "Derpy Hooves" Doo the mailmare) from Fluttershy requesting that they come to her house for a special surprise she had for all of her friend's pets.
"I wonder what she has planned," Spike wondered out loud.
"Hoo," Owlicious said.
"Fluttershy," Spike replied.
"FLUTTERSHY!" Spike roared.
Twilight just laughed.
"Twilight, I'll never understand why you think a bird acting so stupid is funny," Spike said.
Suddenly, Spike heard a different type of laughter. The laughter of a male voice.
Spike turned to see Spyro's spirit appear next to him, holding his stomach as he laughed.
"Come on, you too?" Spike said quietly so Twilight wouldn't hear.
Spyro shook his head and said, "Spike, owls 'hoo'. That's the only sound they can make! Well, sometimes they screech when they're hunting mice. But most of the time, they can only 'hoo'. . .or 'hoot', depending on how you listen."
"Oooohhhh," Spike said with eyes wide, then he hung his head, "Holy guacamole, I'm an idiot."
"No you're not Spike, you're quite a dragon," Spyro said quickly, trying to rebuild Spike's self esteem.
"Spike, who are you talking to?" Twilight asked with genuine concern in her voice.
"Uhhhh," Spike stammered nervously.
Lucky for Spike, he didn't have to answer, because Rainbow Dash whizzed by overhead yelling, "Come on Tank! Keep up!"A few feet behind, Tank the tortoise, wearing his helicopter blades, quickly flew behind her.
Spike and Twilight arrived at Fluttershy's house a minute or two after Tank and Rainbow Dash.
"Awesome Tank! A new record!" Dash said as she checked a stop watch around her neck, and then she gave Tank an affectionate pat on the head.
"Cool, so you time Tank's speed?" Twilight said.
"No, I time how long it takes for Tank to catch up. He was only two minutes behind me that time," Dash declared with a smile.
"Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Are we too late for the surprise!" Pinkie said as she gleefully bounced toward the cottage with Gummy the alligator clinging to her mane. Behind Pinkie were the rest of the group; Rarity with her cat Opalescence, and Applejack with her dog Wionna.
"Alrighty, let's get this show on the road!" Applejack said with a smile.
Twilight knocked on the door.
"Oh good! Come on in!" Fluttershy called out in a gentle voice.
Everyone entered the main room to see Fluttershy smiling as she held Angel Bunny in her hooves, gently petting him between the ears.
"Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I bet I know what the surprise is!" Pinkie said excitedly, "Is it an umbrella? Or a guitar? Or a drum-set? Or a giant-."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold your excitement Pinkie, give Fluttershy a change to talk, will ya?" Applejack said.
Fluttershy smiled and nodded, "Um, yes, thank you Applejack. I'm really glad you all could come here. Um, I hope it wasn't too much of a bother. . ."
"Don't be silly Fluttershy, we were glad to come," Twilight said.
Fluttershy smiled and nodded again, "Um, wow, well, good. Cause, you see, well, I wanted to show you all something. . ."
Fluttershy carefully set Angel down on the sofa, and floated in front of her friends. Fluttershy then bowed her head, closed her eyes, paced her hooves on her chest, and started humming to herself.
"O – kay. . ." Dash said uncomfortably, looking around nervously.
"Fluttershy, what exactly are you-?" Twilight began, but she was interrupted by a bright flash.
After flash, a pendant with a dark colored crystal inside of it now hung from Fluttershy's neck.
Spike gasped as he kept looking at his own pendant and Fluttershy's pendant. "No way! That's. . .just like mine!"
"Yes," Fluttershy said. her voice suddenly been taken down by one octave, causing it to have a malicious and dark ring to it. "And now, I shall use its dark powers to transport us into the Convexity World!"
The world around them began to dissolve away, changing into a dark world of purple swirling clouds. The ground beneath them turned into a large floating stone platform, suspended over what appeared to be a bottomless abyss of more purple energy clouds. Up above, lightning shot down to meet more lightning that shot up from below. The entire place was a large, endless, iridescent void.
"Whoa Nelly. . ." Applejack gasped in fear as her eyes darted back and forth, surveying the chaotic view around her.
Rainbow Dash suddenly tapped Applejack on the shoulder and said cockily, "Actually, this isn't so bad!"
Spike nodded and said, "Yeah! It's actually kinda pretty here!"
"What? No! This is a place of torment! A place of doom!" Fluttershy shouted.
"Ooh! Look at all the pretty lights!" Pinkie Pie cheered, jumping up and down.
"Stop being impressed by the Convexity World!"
"Fluttershy! You've got some explaining to do!" Twilight said angrily.
"Yeah!" Pinkie Pie said, suddenly turning very serious, "Like why the heck were you in Venice!"
"Be pardon?" Applejack asked quizzically.
"Ignore her, she doesn't know what she's talking about." Twilight said.
"Sure I do!" Pinkie argued.
Twilight groaned in frustration.
Spyro's spirit turned to Spike and said urgently, "Spike, I've been here before!"
"What?" Spike gasped, "When? Why? How?"
"I. . .don't know," Spyro said, and he pointed to Fluttershy's pendant and said, "But I do know that that is a Dark Crystal. It's filled with evil power, power that could possibly destroy the world!"
"What?" Spike said again.
"Alright Fluttershy, start explaining!" Twilight demanded.
Fluttershy simply turned to a medium sized, tarp covered object, and pulled off the tarp, revealing an iron cage with a crimson colored majestic bird locked inside of it. It was none other than Princess Celestia's pet phoenix, Philomeena.
"Fluttershy! I don't believe you! You stole the Princess' bird again!" Twilight exclaimed with a look of utter disbelief on her face.
"Believe me, little mammal, when I say that stealing the bird was not at all easy, but she was an integral part of my plan, which I shall initiate right now." Fluttershy said with a malicious grin on her face.
Her pendant flashed like a black supernova, blinding everyone around her.
Twilight, blinked her eyes and got up on her talons. . .
. . .wait. . .hertalons?
Twilight looked over herself in utter shock and disbelief. When she looked over to she herself slumped over on the ground motionlessly, it all made sense. Somehow, someway, she was now in Owlicious' body.
Twiwise looked around to see her friend's bodies slumped on the ground, and her friends pets slowly moan and groan as they got up.
"Ugh, my head," Apple-lassie moaned, putting a paw to her head, only to stop and stare at it, "What the hay happened to my hoof! Why the hay am I the wrong color? What in the name of Johnny Applehoof is going on here?"
Opality let out a high pitched scream as she looked herself over, "Look at me! Look at me! How can I make dresses like this? Of all the worst things that could happen, this is THE! – WORST! – POSSIBLE! -THING!"
Gummy Pie bounced on her tail like a pogo stick over to Rarity and said, "Don't be silly Rarity! This is awesome! I've always wanted to see what it would be like to be Gummy!"
Rain-tank Dash just lay where she was, crying into her scaly front legs, "Oh man, this is the end! I'll never get into the Wonder Bolts now! I can't fly! I can't even run! I'm doomed! Doomed I tell you!"
"Fluttershy!" Twiwise shouted, "What is this?"
Fluttershy smirked and said, "I'll show you, but first..."
Fluttershy gave the cage a kick, and Spikiemeena head shot up, "What? What happened? What-? Aaaaaah! I'm Philomeena!"
"Yes, and with all of you as weak and helpless animals, nothing will stop me from stealing the Pendant of the Purple Dragon!" Fluttershy said as she pointed with her hoof at the pendant around the neck of Spike's empty shell of a body.
"That was your plan all along? To steal my pendant?" Spikiemeena gasped.
"Yes indeed, and I must say, your little yellow friend was the perfect host for me," Fluttershy said as she tapped her Dark Crystal Pendant. She laughed as she made her way towards Spike's body.
"Stop her!" Twiwise shouted, and everyone, with the exception of Rain-tank Dash, tackled Fluttershy, only to be knocked away by a few quick kicks.
"Now, the power of the young purple dragon will be mine," Fluttershy said as she reached for the amethyst pendant.
"NOOOOOOO!" Spikiemeena exclaimed.
The amethyst flashed, knocking Fluttershy back a bit.
Everyone stared in amazement as Spyro got up from the ground and looked Fluttershy in the eye.
"You want my pendant, then you fight me for it!" Spyro said strongly.
"Spyro!" Spikiemeena cheered.
"Beg pardon?" Apple-lassie asked.
"Hmm, I find it peculiar that Spike has chosen to not inform you of the secret of the Amethyst Pendant," Fluttershy said thoughtfully.
Spikiemeena looked around nervously and said, "Okay guys, this is gonna sound crazy, but there's a dragon spirit inside the pendant. That's why I was able to beat Gilda, I let Spyro take over my body."
"Hold on, so, is the same thing happening to Fluttershy?" Twiwise said.
"It appears to be," Spyro said, "Only the spirit within the Dark Crystal Pendant appears to be very evil."
Fluttershy chuckled, "Hm, hm, hm. Oh Spyro...Well then, let me give you the terms of our battle. They are quite simple. Your side's animals, against my animal!"
There was a loud whooshing sound, and out from the endless void loomed a horrible creature that could only be described as bizarre. It was as if someone had decided to combine a whale, a squid, and a hermit crab together. The creature had long, blue tentacles attached to a purple, round body with an orange snake-like eye, a shell made up of three overlapping black plates, and a huge, wide open, gaping mouth that continuously hung open.
Opality promptly fainted.
"Rarity!" Spikiemeena shouted.
"If they can defeat my creature without any of your interference Spyro, then I will restore everything to what it once was and leave you in peace."
"And what if I say 'forget it!' and take you down myself!" Spyro said angrily.
Fluttershy smiled wickedly and said, "Then you'd be harming innocent Fluttershy. Also, I'll destroy your closest friend in this world." Fluttershy motioned to Spikiemeena.
"He's a phoenix now! He'd come back just fine if you harmed him!" Twiwise protested.
"Wrong, Philomeena will come back. But the dragon, however, will end up as a wandering spirit, doomed to be in the Convexity World forever," Fluttershy said with villainous delight.
"For – EVER!" Gummy Pie shouted.
"Guys! Forget about me! What about Fluttershy!" Spikiemeena.
Spyro nodded, "Spike is right, I could never harm any of Spike's friends, and I'm not sure if I can stop this evil spirit without harming the real Fluttershy."
"Then we'll just have ta buck this oversized jelly fish into next applebuckin' season!" Apple-lassie growled.
"No! You can't fight that thing!" Spyro said in shock.
"If we wanna save Fluttershy, we're gonna have to," Apple-lassie said.
"Look, Spi- er, Spyro," Twiwise said, "I've got a plan to beat this thing. Just trust me." Twiwise stared hard at Spyro with her wide owl eyes.
Spyro nodded slowly, "Okay, I can tell that Spike trusts you and cares about you more than anyone else. In a different way than Rarity. . ."
The owl gave a nod knowingly.
"Enough! Back off Spyro, so that I may claim what is rightfully mine!" Fluttershy roared.
"Are you ready for this?" Spyro asked.
"I trust you," Spyro said, and he stepped behind the line of animals.
"Rise and shine Rarity!" Gummy Pie sang as she poked Opality, causing her to yowl and jerk awake.
"Attack!" Fluttershy shouted.
The creature surged forward.
"Rarity! Applejack! Run across either side of it!" Twiwise shouted as she took to the air.
"Worst! Day! Of my life!" Opality shouted as she ran parallel to Apple-lassie.
The creatures eye followed the cat and dog that were running on either side of it. It raised its tentacles menacingly and prepared to strike, only to have them all suddenly grabbed by Twiwise's talons.
"Gotcha!" she said as she flew up into the air.
The creature floated up after Twiwise and thrashed about wildly. Before long, the creature wrenched one of its tentacles free, and whipped Twiwise hard, sending her tumbling in mid air.
"Get yer slimy tentacles offa my friend, ugly!" Apple-lassie barked as she jumped up and clamped her teeth on one of the tentacles. "Herlp mre!" she said through clenched teeth to Opality.
Opality let out a meow of disgust as she looked at the creature, but knowing her friend needed her help, she shook her head and pounced at the tentacle with a hiss, catching it in her teeth. Along with the dog, the cat gave a mighty tug.
The tentacle snapped off and Apple-lassie and Opality fell backwards.
"Yee-haw! We did! We-," Apple-lassie stopped cheering when she saw Opality licking at the tentacle.
"Me-ow. This flavor is define," she crooned.
Apple-lassie rolled her eyes, "Well, I suppose cats do like fish."
"Fools. My creature has plenty of tentacles to spare!" Fluttershy shouted mockingly, "Swallow the owl whole!"
The creature shot a tentacle forward and snatched up Twiwise. She screamed in terror as she was brought right above the creature's gaping mouth.
"Hiiiiiiiii-ya!" Gummy Pie yelled as she sprung off of her tail and clamped her toothless jaws onto the creatures tentacles. "I dorn't neerd teeth ter bite!" she said through her closed mouth.
Twiwise flew over the creature and looked around saying, "Ohhh, this thing has got to have some sort of weakness. . ." And then, she saw it.
Rain-tank Dash had retreated into her shell, and was apparently trembling with fear inside.
"That'sit!" Twiwise thought, and she zoomed over and landed on top of Rain-tank's shell.
"Hey! Monster! Over here! Have a nice fresh tortoise, he won't even put up a fight!" she yelled.
"WHAT!" Rain-tank said as her head popped out of her shell.
"Twilight, are you crazy!" Apple-lassie shouted.
The creature moved its gaze over to the owl and tortoise, and moved in their direction.
Rain-tank screamed and pulled her head back into her shell as Twiwise zoomed off.
"Rainbow!" Spikiemeena gasped in fear as Rain-tank was being grabbed by the creature's tentacles.
"Twilight! What are you doing!" Spyro shouted.
"Trust me," Twiwise said seriously.
Rain-tank Dash continued to scream as the creature held it over its mouth.
Fluttershy's eyes suddenly widened and shouted, "No! Stop! Don't eat the tortoise!"
The creature apparently didn't hear her, because it dropped the tortoise into its mouth, only to freeze in mid air, tremble violently, and fall to the ground. The creature began to thrash around wildly in its death throes, and then exploded into purple energy and smoke. Rain-tank Dash screamed as she was sent flying through the air, and landed upside down on her shell.
"Of course!" Spyro exclaimed as he swung his fist enthusiastically, "You choked the creature! You're a genius Twilight."
Twiwise landed gently and said, "Oh well, I wouldn't say that."
"Alright, now restore everyone back to the way they were, take us back to Equestria, and get out of Fluttershy's body!" Spyro shouted.
"Fool! I NEVER keep my promises!" Fluttershy said with an enraged scowl.
"Fine then, I'll beat you out of Fluttershy just like I beat the wyvern out of Gilda!" Spyro shouted.
"No Spyro! Don't!" Spikiemeena shouted.
"You'll hurt Fluttershy!" Rain-tank shouted as she flailed about while upside-down.
Suddenly, a small voice said, "Um, what's going on?"
Everyone turned to see none other than Angelshy Bunny trembling low to the ground with wide eyes filled with fear.
Twiwise's eyes grew wider than any normal owl could ever widen its eyes. "THAT'S IT!" she shouted, ans she flew over to Spyro and gripped the Amethyst Pendant in her talons.
"Spyro! Please! Trust me! Lend me your power! I need to cast a spell!" she shouted.
"Do it!" Spyro shouted as he let magical energy flow from the pendant and into the owl in front of him.
"If I can use this pendant like a replacement horn. . .YES!" Twiwise shouted as a beam of purple magic shot right through Fluttershy's body.
There was a massive flash, and the yellow pegasus slumped forward, breathing heavily.
"Wha- what happened?" she said in Fluttershy's voice.
"NO!" the bunny roared with rage.
"And since that demon's not wearing the Dark Crystal Pendant anymore, the spell should wear off!" Twiwise announced, and with another flash, everyone was back to normal. Even the animals began to wake up.
There was a flash, and Spyro became Spike once more.
"And now, to take care of you!" Twilight said as she walked towards the bunny with her horn glowing. A blast of purple energy washed over the bunny.
"What is this?" he said. As more magic washed over him, a purple glowing form was pulled out of Angel's body.
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" the spirit roared as it was sent flying out into the depths of the Convexity World.
"One more thing!" Rainbow Dash shouted as she flew past Fluttershy, snatching the Dark Crystal Pendant with her mouth. She flew high into the air at top speed, and pulled an extremely sharp turn, and let the pendant go, sending it flying after the evil spirit.
"Take your rock, evil spirit! And don't come back! EVER!" Dash shouted at the top of her lungs.
Within an instant, everyone found themselves back inside Fluttershy's peaceful cottage.
"Fluttershy!" Twilight said, running over to the yellow pegasus, helping her up onto her hooves.
"Oh, T-T-Twilight! It was awful!" Fluttershy said softly.
"It's okay, it's all over now," Twilight said soothingly.
The spirit drifted through the Convexity World, gathering around the Dark Crystal Pendant.
"No fair! The Amethyst Pendant was mine!" it said.
Suddenly, another whale-squid creature floated over it, and surged forward in attack.
Dash landed next to Tank and gave him a gentle push, placing him right-side up. "No offense Tank, but I think I'll stick to being a pegasus," Dash said.
"And I must say, I understand why you enjoy seafood so much, Opal dear," Rarity said as she smoothed out her cat's fur.
Twilight approached Spike and said, "So, now I know why you kept to talking to 'yourself'."
Spike hung his head sadly and said, "I'm sorry. I guess you think I'm a liar now."
"Whatever do you mean, Spikey dear?" Rarity said.
Spike blushed and said, "Well, I took credit for the whole Gilda incident. That was Spyro, not me."
"Don't worry Spike, the whole thing would have sounded pretty unbelievable at the time," Twilight said.
Spike sighed and turned to Rarity, "You'd probably want to take that kiss back, though. . ."
Rarity chuckled and said, "Nonsense, Spike. What impressed me the most, well, not that the fire and magic stuff wasn't impressive, but what I found impressive was you standing up to Gilda before all that. That was all you Spike, being the brave dragon we all know and love."
"Wow," Spike said, turning even redder. Suddenly, the Amethyst Pendant flashed, and Spyro stood in his place.
"If you're mad at me for deceiving you. . ." Spyro began.
"Come on! You save our lives, not to mention Gilda a while ago! You're awesome!" Rainbow Dash said.
Applejack looked Spyro up and down and said, "Ya know, you and Spike certainly are two apples on a branch if ya know what ah mean."
Pinkie Pie moved quickly around Spyro, pausing her and there to peer closely at him, saying, "Yeah! Yeah! She's right. Except you're a little taller, and there's yellow here, and your snout is different, and- wow, you got yellow horns! And. . .what are these two thingies?"
"Those are where my wings used to be."
Everyone was silent.
Spyro took a deep breath and said, "Spike said he'd help me find out why I'm here and where I came from. Will you all help me?"
"No problem, a friend of Spike is a friend of mine!" Twilight said.
"Well darn shoot'n, that sure sounds excitin'," Applejack said.
"Yeah! It sounds cool to me," Dash said.
"I'll do whatever I can,", Rarity said.
"Me too!" Pinkie cheered.
"Um, what's happening? I'm so confused," Fluttershy moaned.
After carrying Fluttershy to her bedroom and laying her on her bed, the group returned to the path to Ponyville.
They watched Philomeena fly of towards Canterlot.
"Nopony will ever no. Celestia will probably think she just went off for a flight," Twilight said.
"Spike," Spyro's spirit said.
"Yes, Spyro," Spike said.
"Ooh! Ooh! What'd he say!" Pinkie shouted.
"Let him get a word in edgewise!" Spike said.
Spyro let a smile slip through, but then his face turned serious again, "I'm starting to remember something. . ."
"You cannot defeat me! I'm eternal!"
"Just – hang – on!"
"What is this?.......NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
". . . I've fought that evil spirit before!"
As Fluttershy laid on her bed, a smile creeped up on her lips. She looked down as a familiar looking pendant materialized around her neck.
"Fools. Did they honestly think they could get rid of me that easily?"
Fluttershy = Bakura
? = Yami Bakura/ Zorc the Dark One
I'm going to go into the Battle City story arc for the next chapters. Enjoy.