A/N: I wasn't planning on updating this week, BUT there's more fan art of Evy, well more like gift art. One of my best friends drew a picture of Everlasting and Fuffles. It's the same friend who drew the cover to Ponies One Half. so if you want to check it out, the link is on the profile (it's the second one, and the one that mentions Fuffles) so please check it out! And it's ironic that of all things the new chapter only mentions Everlasting a couple times... she's not in it... either way, enjoy!
Chapter 7: Look Before You Sleep
Derpy was a mail mare, she was a great mail mare. She was loved by the town even though she a little klutzy. But she was dedicated to it!
She was so dedicated that she was in even doing her job in this storm. Thankfully though her shift was over so she was able to go home.
However that was when a stray wind blew her so hard that it knocked her into the nearest building.
Thankfully it was the library and she was friends who lived there.
"Derpy? Are you okay?" asked Twilight.
"No… not tat muffin… it's evil!" yelled Derpy.
Derpy shook her head .
"I'm fine." She said.
She looked outside at the storm, it wasn't flying weather.
"Can I stay the night?" asked Derpy.
"What about Dinky?" asked Twilight.
"Whenever there's a storm, Dinky stays with her sister." Said Derpy.
"Sure." Answered Twilight.
Twilight began to get ideas about Derpy staying over… but before she could voice them, "Is that Applejack and Rarity?"
Twilight looked outside and saw them.
She opened the door and called out "Applejack! Rarity!"
The tow noticed Twilight.
"Why don't you come in!" called out Derpy flying above her.
Both of them headed to the tree house library.
"Are you sure it will be a good idea to be in here?" asked Applejack.
"It has a magical lighting rod." Said Twilight, "It won't be a problem."
"Derpy what are you doing here?" asked Rarity.
"Storm." Answered Derpy.
Rarity nodded and she told Applejack to wash up.
"This is quite a storm." Said Twilight.
"It is." Sighed Rarity.
""Derpy is going to stay the night." Said Twilight, "Why don't you and Applejack stay the night as well."
That was when Twilight realized something, "We can have a slumber party!"
"What?" asked Rarity.
"Oh that's a fun idea." Said Derpy, "I haven't done one in so long!"
"I don't know…" said Rarity, "I mean staying all night there… with Applejack."
That was when Twilight took out a book and showed it to Rarity.
Rarity was still unsure.
"Come on Rarity! It will be fun!" said Derpy.
"I know! I never hosted one!" said Twilight.
Rarity sighed and knew right now she was out numbered.
Twilight made a checklist of things to do and the three of them did the first thing which was a make over.
Applejack came in at this time and saw them wearing mud masks.
"You made me wash up and now your putting mud on your faces." Said Applejack.
"Oh this is mud mask." Said Rarity.
"We're having a slumber party." Said twilight who practically squeed, she even showed her book to Applejack.
Much like Rarity she didn't want to part of it but decided to in the end.
"Are you two feuding?" asked Derpy.
"No of course not…" said Rarity.
Applejack was silent.
"Please stop." She said in a tone that firm like a mother would a child.
"Fine…" mumbled the two.
The tow made their own agreement when they were done.
However when they were making their own agreement Derpy had to ask something to Twilight.
"Where's Spike?" she asked.
"Oh on official royal business in Canterlot." Said Twilight.
"Okay." Answered Derpy.
After they were done with Make-overs it was time for ghost stories.
Of course it had gotten to a bad start…
"I'm going to tell the one about the prissy ghost who hated everything dirty." Said Applejack.
"Well I'm going to tell the story of a ghost who made everything all dirty." Said Rarity.
"Come on you guys stop it." Said Derpy.
"Oh I have one." Said Twilight, "The Legend of the Headless Horse!"
The tow knew it was better to listen to Twilight story.
She began to tell them the story, which actually scared them. Twilight even covered her head to make it seem like she was the headless horse. Derpy covered her eyes while Applejack and Rarity hugged each other in fear.
Twilight turned the light back on and laughed at their reaction.
"All right." She said, "Who wants to s'mores!"
"Oh! I haven't had s'mores in a long time!" said Derpy.
"Really, why?" asked Twilight.
Derpy was about to say it but suddenly shuddered and said "I don't want to talk about it."
They watched as Rarity made the perfect s'more. Of course Applejack ate it quickly which almost erupted in a fight but thankfully Twilight had different plans.
"Let's play truth or dare." Said Twilight.
Both Applejack and Rarity began to dare each other to do certain things before well… misinterpreted what the truth of truth or dare meant.
"I think the truth of the matter is that some pony could stand to pay a little more attention to details." Said Rarity.
"And I think the truth is some pony outta quit with her fussing so the rest of us can get things done." Said Applejack.
"Um… I don't think Truth or Dare works that way." Said Twilight.
"You guys never played it… have you." Said Derpy.
There was an awkward silence.
IT started well enough… with Applejack and Rarity daring each other things…
Of course it got out of hand… so out of hand this happened.
"That's it!" yelled Derpy going into mother mode, "My turn is next."
Rarity and Applejack looked at each other felt somewhat ashamed.
"All right…" said Applejack, "Truth or dare."
"Truth." Answered Derpy.
"What was the biggest thing you ever broke." Said Applejack.
"Huh…" said Derpy, "Well there was this one time before I got married…"
Derpy watched in horror as the robots devoured everything in their path. She knew the doctor was facing the robots creator and her job to destroy the antenna controlling them.
"Where is it…" said Derpy.
That was when she crashed into it. It was the site of a skyscraper she couldn't help but to stare at it.
"Ow…" she said, "Oh there is it."
She looked around for a cloud and found a good.
"This better work." She mumbled.
She began to jump up and down of the cloud which produced a large lighting bolt and it not only struck the antenna but set it on fire and it began to topple over.
The robots stopped moving all.
"All right! My klutziness paid off!" cheered Derpy.
(End of Flashback)
"Oh wait… never mind… ignore that, I wasn't supposed to tell anypony!" said Derpy.
"What was that?" Whispered Twilight.
"Don't ask me…" whispered Rarity.
"I think that all for Truth or Dare… how about a pillow fight." Said Twilight changing the subject.
"I don't know it's a good idea." Said Derpy.
"Why?" asked Rarity thinking it was because of her and Applejack fighting.
"Well the thing is I sometimes pillow fight with Evy and Carrot Top and the way we pillow fight… well let's just say that we're master while all of you are new… then again I can always go easy on you."
"You don't have to that sugar cube I'm sure we can keep up with you." Said Applejack.
"If you say so." Said Deputy.
After they got pillow Derpy grabbed two.
"Remember what I said about not going easy!" said Derpy.
She managed to knock Applejack away several feet with one swing of the pillow.
"So…" said Rarity.
Twilight threw the pillows at Derpy but Derpy managed to block using the pillows.
"Amazing…" whispered Twilight.
Rarity tried to throw a pillow but Derpy caught it.
"Maybe we should stop." Said Twilight.
"Yeah…" said Derpy laughing.
"How many pillow fights are you in?" asked Applejack.
"A lot… Evy thought it would be a good idea for Carrot Top to vent her anger whenever I cleaned out her fridge… then things got weird…" said Derpy.
"I have to train for a pillow fight with you guys." Said Twilight.
Derpy on the other hand stared at Applejack and Rarity almost indicating that she didn't hold back was to prevent a fight from those two.
Twilight had decided that they should go to bed. She and Derpy fell right to sleep but Applejack and Rarity continued their feud… and it didn't help they were sharing a bed.
Twilight had woken up and had enough of them fighting after some point.
"You two have been fighting all night, the make over, the s'mores, truth or dare and I'm sure if hadn't been for Derpy you would have ruined pillow fighting." Said Twilight.
"We should find a way to make triple chocolate muffins." Mumbled Derpy in her sleep.
"I know she was trying to reign you in so that you two wouldn't ruin my first slumber party but she failed." Said Twilight.
"What did I fail!" yelled Derpy waking up.
"It's not you fault." Assured Twilight, "It's theirs!"
The two once again began to bicker.
"Oh seriously?" asked Derpy.
"Don't you mom us…" said Applejack.
"Why shouldn't I?" asked Derpy.
"You're not that much older than us…" said Rarity.
"Well on paper… what with…" said Derpy, "Oh right… not supposed to talk about that."
They all exchanged looks.
"Burt my point is that I know when to put aside my differences for a slumber party…" muttered Derpy.
"Is there anything else that can go wrong." Said Twilight.
That was when a bolt of lighting struck an outside tree and almost toppled over on a house. Applejack pulled out her lasso and grabbed the tree… but it ended up in the house.
"Wow… this is weird…" said Derpy starting at the tree, "Usually it's my fault…"
Twilight poked her head out of the tree and started looking though her slumber party book.
"Twilight… what are you doing." Said Derpy.
"Looking to see if this part of the Slumber Party experience." Said Twilight.
Derpy's eyes winded as she began to examine Twilight.
"Twilight what day is it?" she asked.
"Why are you asking." Said Twilight.
"Because you shouldn't be looking in a book to see if tree branches are a part of slumber parties." Said Derpy.
"I know it should be somewhere in the book." Said Twilight.
That was when Applejack poked her head through.
"I think Twilight has a head injury." Said Derpy.
"I see." Said Applejack knowing with all the accidents Derpy has been through it was best not to question her judgment when it came to head injuries.
"Look you should go talk to Rarity, because I feel your both at fault." Said Derpy.
"But…" said Applejack.
"Now!" muttered Derpy.
Applejack sighed and went to talk to Rarity.
Derpy turned her attention to Twilight and looked into her eyes.
"What are you doing?" asked Twilight.
"Check your pupils they look fine." Said Derpy.
"Why are you doing that?" asked Twilight.
"You were whacked in the head by a tree… why wouldn't be doing it." Said Derpy.
"I know it's in here some where." Said Twilight.
Thankfully Applejack and Rarity settled their differences and managed to clear out the tree.
When the branch was cleared out they decided to play another game as Derpy didn't think was a good idea for Twilight to go sleep just yet…
And so they played 20 questions. And they only had 3 questions left.
"Are we getting warmer?" asked Rarity.
"I could turn on the heat." Said Twilight.
"Twilight… are you sure you don't need to go to the hospital?" asked Derpy.
"I'm fine." Said Twilight.
"What she means are we getting closer to the answer?" asked Applejack.
"No… and that counted as a question." Said Twilight.
"Is the blue box that's sometimes seen at my house?" asked Derpy.
"No…" said Twilight, "Only one question left."
"Is it... a six-legged pony with a purple polka-dotted mane and shooting stars coming out of his eyes?" started Applejack
"Who flies through the air all over the world to hide magic, sparkly eggs?" said rarity.
"That's it!" said Twilight.
"Really?" the two said.
"I'm getting nurse Redheart." Said Derpy.
Twilight stopped her.
"No…" Twilight said, "What I meant is that it's so good seeing you get along."
The two jokingly bickered but other than that they were now getting along.
"How about another one soon." Said Twilight.
"I'm up for it!" said Derpy.
Twilight looked at the other two…
They knew that if there was another slumber party it would be much better… though far less interesting than the first…
Next Time: Twilight learns that a zebra that lives in the Everfree Forest is said to an Evil Enchantress... is it true... then again it doesn't help that she and her friends are suddenly cursed... cursed with what... Find out next time!