Hello, there! Please enjoy the following story! Just to warn you all, this is a modern story, so the Mane Six are now the Main Six. Humans, not ponies. They still act the same as usual and will even bare resemblance to their four-legged counterparts. And this world is crazy! Everyone has weird names! :D
Also, Twilight isn't as socially awkward in this story as in the cartoon.
Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. If I did, I wouldn't write FanFiction, I'd make a spin-off to FiM about all my ideas! But for now, I'm stuck to being in front of a laptop, typing away to my hearts content.
"Twilight Spark-what?" Rainbow Dash raised an eyebrow in confusion as she stared at Principal Celestia, trying to gather what she had spoken in her mind, "You made us come to school an hour earlier just to give us an errand?" Her eyes narrowed instantly in annoyance.
"Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, it's Sparkle," The woman corrected the confused eighteen-year-old, leaning back in her chair, "I want all of you to show her around the school later today." She studied the five students in front of her, watching their expressions like a hawk, noting every single detail in her mind.
Applejack and Rarity both shared the same bemused look on their faces, the former tilting the angle of her cowboy hat out of her sap-green eyes so she could look at the principal, while the latter simply blinked. Fluttershy looked slightly upset and even scared, as if the chance of talking to more people frightened her. Pinkie Pie had a large grin on her face, eyes bright and wide, no doubt planning something for this new student to welcome her to Equestria High whilst Rainbow Dash furrowed her brows for a moment, opening her mouth than closing it.
It was Applejack to break the silence, "Well, ah'll be the first ta say ah'll be more than pleased ta show her around, Miss." She spoke in her country drawl with a light smile, "Happy ta help."
"I shall help as well, Miss. Celestia," Rarity agreed, "Whatever you say, I will do."
Celestia smiled at the two before a timid voice barely murmured something.
"Pardon, Fluttershy?" Celestia turned to the pink-haired girl, who turned red in embarrassment.
"I don't think she caught that, darling," Rarity tried to encourage her friend, knowing well she had trouble speaking to anyone other than herself and the other three and animals. Talking to important people like Principal Celestia turned her into a mess.
"COME ON, FLUTTERSHY! WE HAVEN'T GOT ALL DAY!" Rainbow Dash shouted in agitation as she waved her hands around.
Fluttershy's green-blue eyes shot wide and she moved her head down and out of sight, squeaking out an 'eep'.
"Now look at what ya did, Dash!" Applejack shook her head, "Ya got her more scared than ah deer caught in headlights!" She placed a hand on Fluttershy's back, stroking it lightly, "It's okay, Sugarcube, nothin' to worry 'bout." She soothed her friend who whispered out that she would help.
Dash just rolled her candy-apple red eyes in annoyance as she simply glanced at Celestia, "I'm in, Prince." She plopped back on her seat with her usual laid-back expression clear as day on her fair-skinned face. Celestia secretly sighed at the teen. She was bright, but she barely attempted to try in school. It just made no sense for her.
"I'LL HELP!" Pinkie jumped up from her seat, rushing around the room, "I wonder if she enjoys parties! I'm just gonna throw her the biggest bash she'll ever see! And everyone's gonna be there! Every single person in all of Equestria! And then she'll feel welcome and we can be BFF's forever and ever and ever!" She twirled around and fell back, panting loudly from the effort of all that talking.
"Well, that's settled then!" Celestia smiled brightly, "You're dismissed! Enjoy you're day!"
"Yeah, yeah, whatever," Rainbow Dash grumbled as she stood up, shoving her hands into the pockets of her shorts as she strolled out of the room after kicking the door open.
"Rainbow Dash! That is not da way ta treat yer principal!" Applejack shook her head as she chased after her rainbow-haired companion.
Rarity left the room with Fluttershy, the shy girl looking as if she was going to faint. She should be used to Dashes outbursts. After all, the two had been friends with her since they were little, according to Dash, "Now, now, 'Shy, don't look so down."
Pinkie Pie continued to remain on the floor of the office, looking dazed.
"Um...Pinkie?" Celestia asked the pink-haired girl who's tongue was sprawled out of her mouth.
At once, she jumped up, "See ya, Principal Celestia! Gotta go see my friends! By-eeeeeeeeee!" She disappeared out of the room with a loud grin.
"Why couldn't stupid Celestia just have called our parents and asked to speak to us?" Rainbow Dash complained as she slammed her locker shut, "We still have at least half-an-hour 'till school says! Why so many people as well? Twilight Sparkle? Sounds like some lame chick!"
"Be nice, darling," Rarity frowned, "The Principal wouldn't ask us if it weren't important. Besides, doing this favor may help you with your plan to get her to not let your teachers fail you."
"Guess that's a good part," Dash gave a lop-sided grin.
"And cake, lot's and lot's of cake! Balloons! Streamers! I'm so excited! I haven't thrown a party in ages!" Pinkie was bouncing around excitedly, a 'boing' noise happening every time her feet hit the ground and launched into the air.
"Ya threw one last week, Pinkie," Applejack raised an eyebrow, crossing her tanned arms across her chest.
"Oh yeah! That was an awesome party!" Pinkie giggled.
"Um...maybe y-you...should find out if she likes parties first," Fluttershy suggested in a tiny voice.
"But then it won't be a surprise, 'Shy!" Pinkie marched around the hallway, "What sort of a surprise would it be if she knew?!"
"S-sorry," Fluttershy bowed her head, hiding her face behind her long pale-rose hair.
Dash rolled her eyes, "Party-smarty, you guys do whatever ya want. I might as well use the time to get practicing."
"Practicin'? Whatcha talkin' 'bout, partner?" Applejack asked suspiciously.
"I'm gonna climb the school, duh!" Rainbow Dash grinned. She was super-athletic, having began gymnastics at a young age. But one day she discovered a love of free-running and Parkour and dropped out and became quite the expert at it. She could scale any wall, flip over any obstacle, and effortlessly make the jump from one building to another, "This place is all jagged what with all the windows and weird gargoyles and stuff! It's the ultimate opportunity!"
"Ah better go with ya ta make sure ya don't break somethin," Applejack rolled her eyes.
"I'm way to good for something like that to happen."
"Sure ya are."
"Was that a sarcastic comment?"
"Ah dunno, was it?"
"Well, ah think it was. Whad'ya think, partner?"
"Ah told ya not ta mock mah accent, Dash."
"Please, stop!" Rarity popped up between the two quarreling friends, "Darlings, do you have to fight at every single comment?"
"Pretty much," Rainbow Dash replied nonchalantly.
Applejack frowned, "She insulted mah accent, Rarity."
"Yes, which was wrong," The purple-haired beauty agreed.
"But she said I would hurt myself. And I won't! I can climb anything!"
"Well, yes you can but-"
"So ha, you were wrong and I was right!" Dash moved out of Rarity's way, jeering at Applejack.
"You do not wanna push mah buttons, Dash," Applejack stubbornly replied, green eyes narrowed.
"Maybe I do, Jacky," Dash smirked.
"That is it," Applejack pushed up the sleeve of her orange plaid shirt, bunching her hand into a fist.
"Uh, guys," Fluttershy murmured but was unnoticed.
Dash scoffed, ignoring Fluttershy, "What are you gonna do? Hit me? I could easily kick your ass with both arms tied behind my back." She smirked.
"Bring it on, partner."
"I just want to tell you that-" Fluttershy got cut off again.
"Oh, I'm bringing it!" Dash grinned.
"FIGHT!" Pinkie Pie cheered as Rarity tried pushing the two away from each other.
Fluttershy's lip jutted out in annoyance. She didn't like being ignored, "BOTH OF YOU STOP THIS INSTANT!" Her loud voice boomed throughout the hallway and the multi-color haired girl froze as did the blond girl, "Um, please." She added hastily, "I-I just w-wanted to say that um.." She looked down meekly, turning red as she pointed to beside her.
Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash all turned around to see what or who Fluttershy was pointing to. They saw a girl their own age with dark-blue-colored streaked with pink and lavender in it. Her equally lavender eyes blinked at all of them, her deeply tanned skin turning slightly pale at the sight.
"Uh...howdy, there!" Applejack was the first to speak, offering her a nervous smile.
"You guys wouldn't happen to be the five Miss. Celestia was talking about, are you?" She asked in a slightly-awkward tone.
Rainbow Dash rolled her eyes, "Oh, you're her then." She winced as Applejack bonked her on the head.
"Be nice to da poor girl!" She scolded her friend, "Ah'm gonna guess yer Twilight Sparkle?"
The indigo-haired girl nodded her head, "Yes, I'm here."
"Well, pleased ta meet ya!" Applejack extended a hand which the girl reluctantly shook, "Ah'm Applejack! Pleased to meet ya, Miss. Twilight!"
"Just Twilight's fine," She replied.
Applejack nodded before being shoved out of the way by Rainbow Dash.
"So, you're the one we have to babysit?" Dash looked her over for a moment, "Don't seem so scrawny, but doesn't look like much in a fight."
Twilight blinked, bemused of course.
"I deem you likeable," Rainbow then said, extending a hand, "For now, of course. I'm Rainbow Dash! Feel free to call me either name!"
"Nice to meet you, Rainbow Dash," Twilight nodded.
"Darling, I'm Rarity," The pale-skinned girl smiled when it was her turn, "Whenever you're in a pinch with fashion, just call on me to help you out."
"That's kind of you to offer," Twilight even managed a little smile.
Then the second-worst introduction came.
"Didn't quite catch that," Twilight sheepishly said.
"It's Fluttershy! This chick just barely speaks!" Rainbow explained, throwing an arm over the girls neck, "But she's good to know! She's awesome with animals!" Fluttershy just blushed in return.
And then came the dreaded moment...
"Hi there, Twilight! Where'd you get your name? Were you born at Twilight or something or did your parents really really really like the books about the sparkly vampire! Hey maybe that's where they got your second name as well! Anyways, I'm Pinkie Pie! And I love parties, throwing them, attending them, who cares! I love them all! What about you? Did you have any awesome parties? I've thrown tons of them! I just really like parties! And cake! Ooo, and cupcakes! I love cupcakes! Just can't get enough of them! Love them love them love them!"
Twilight stared incredulously at Pinkie Pie as she spoke at such a rapid tone she barely managed to catch what she was saying.
"My specialty is just cupcakes! I can make so much! Chocolate, raspberry, mint, lime, anything! I even made paper cupcakes once! Though they didn't taste nice. Mostly just ye-uck! Did I say I loved parties? Because I just LOVE parties! Uh...not that I'm throwing one for you! No siree bob, nothing to throw! Nothing, nothing, not-mmpf!" She shut up as a hand clamped over her mouth.
"And this is Pinkie Pie. The crazy girl of the group who's lost her mind," Rainbow Dash sheepishly grinned.
"I'm not crazy! And I didn't lose my mind! It just has a lot of social events to go like dinner, or the opera and the occasional awards show!"
"Whatever, Pinks," Dash smirked.
"Twilight! Hey, Twilight!"
They all turned towards a small figure running towards them. A boy who came up to about Twilight's hip stopped and bended over to catch his breath. The boy had forest-green spiky hair and bright green eyes. He unzipped the purple hooded sweater he wore and panted, "Boy, was that close." He looked up at Twilight, "Anyways, here's your schedule." He handed her an envelope before noticing the others, "Oh hey."
All five said their greetings.
"Ain't you gonna introduce me?" He looked at Twilight.
"Oh, this is Spike, my tutor."
"He's a tutor?" Dash asked in disbelief, "He looks about twelve!"
"He's as small as ah critter, how's he ah few years younger than us?" Applejack shook her head.
"I'm in your class as well," Spike muttered, "I may be small and young, but I've the IQ of over two-hundred."
Their jaws dropped and Spike then noticed Rarity and his eyes widened.
"Woah..." His mouth fell open.
Before he could continued, students started to pile in.
"Well, welcome to Equestria High, Twilight," Rarity smiled, "I sure hope you have a fabulous time."
"Thanks, Rarity," Twilight replied, though her tone was unsure.