Your Kidding Me Right?
Wasp in Jester Clothing!
“So tell me again why I’m here. After all, I have only now started to talk to you ponies more, so what would I be able to contribute to…wait, what did she say again?” Wasp asked to the group of five ponies plus dragon, playing with one of the bells that were attached to the hat she had on. Of course she was no jester, but they were the only clothes she had access too, at least, the only clothes she liked to wear. It took a while, but she found a dozen of the same kind that were flexible to her body, and thus were great to wear for long periods of time. It also hid her hair very well, as she didn’t like others to see it that much.
The bells were the least of her concern, as she had been called over to Fluttershy’s house moments after getting back home. It was rather odd to be called suddenly out of nowhere to one of Flake’s friends. Wasp had learned long ago that her fiancé kitty, Flake, and Flutters here were friends since they were young. They both loved animals, and would often take the same classes to learn about them. Yet, when Fluttershy had requested for Wasp to come here, she specifically said to not bring Flake, as this matter only entailed her. So, like she knew she would, Wasp went, and was now waiting to be told what exactly was going on.
“…What is your attention span my dear, for I am starting to worry you have it worse than Rainbow here.” Rarity said, giggling a little while Dash gave her a death glare. Of course, Rainbowdash knew that Rarity was kidding, but that didn’t mean her pride was at stake. Dash so wanted to sonic rainboom Rarity’s hair into next week, making it hard to fix, but she knew Fluttershy wouldn’t like it, and being in the same household as her at the moment, she wanted to be on good behavior. So, with a ‘hmph’ from Dash, Rarity stopped and looked back at Wasp, adjusting her dress before addressing her once again. “Fluttershy said that you hold some answers to help Spikeywikey here find his family!” she said in a excited voice.
“Yeah! I can finally get some answers as to where I came from, and why I was left in Celestia’s hands!” Spike yelled, getting excited too. It had only been two hours since Twilight had the talk with him back at the castle. It was an emotional conversation for Twilight and himself, as he found out that Twilight considered him family now, and she didn’t want him to leave her. On the contrary, Spike would never leave Twilight, she was his big sister, but Twilight thought that the moment he found his family, he would want to leave and live with them, never wanting to see her again. She didn’t want to accept that, and Spike learned what she thought of him now, and it was very heart warming to know. “I never knew about my past Miss Wasp” Spike said, focusing back on the current. “And I can’t wait to learn more!”
Wasp, for her part, looked at Spike with glazed eyes. Her own past was not something glorious, but she understood the want to know your own past. After all the stuff that had happened three months ago, with her finally getting fixed and getting rid of the mutations that caused her so much pain and now living a normal life, she wanted to remember the good times. Yet it was still hard to think that someone would want to know what happened to them. “I guess…” Wasp said, not meaning to sound disinterested, and quickly fixing her tone. “I mean, I will try to help, but I still don’t know what I could do. Also, please just call me Wasp. You don’t need to call me Miss. By Luna’s horn, if we become good friends, I might even tell you my real name from old.” She continued, grinning a bit as Spike looked at her as if she had made a challenge. After all, his sister was the Princess of Friendship.
“Now don’t ya go an be making distractions. We got ta focus here on this here story!” Applejack said, interrupting Spike before he could go any further. Spike, grumbling about making another friend besides Thorax, went and sat down. “Now,” AJ started again, looking at Fluttershy as she too sat down, “Why don’tcha go an explain what you know there sugarcube!”
“Well..” Fluttershy began, getting back to being comfortable with everyone. She looked specifically at Spike, her eyes gleaming with fascination of the information she had picked up. “If you remember correctly, I went out of town a month ago by Celestia’s request. The princess had found an old archive about different types of animals that used to exist but are now extinct! Oh, it was so fascinating, seeing all the cute and cuddly creatures that used to be here in Equestria! There was even this little bird that couldn’t fly, but it would walk on land! The poor dear must have been”
“Fluttershy, I don’t want to make it sound rude but..” Rarity began, trying to emphasize that she was getting off track. She didn’t want to hurt the Mare’s feelings, but she was a sensitive one. Luckily, or unluckily depending on how you viewed it, Pinkie Pie said it for her.
“GET ON WITH THE STORY! The suspense is killing me! What did you find out! Is Spike secretly a butler that has the power of magical strings? Is he a fairy? Is he secretly a changeling? Is he voiced by some human that exists in a parallel world where we are actually a kids show and we can’t do anything bad when the secret camera is on us because we can’t be ourselves anymore and thus or subject to the script that they write for their world! Is he an animatronics? Is he mmphmmphm” Rainbow Dash was quick to catch the jumping pink fluff ball that was beaming with every question she asked. Dash quickly covered Pinkie’s mouth and shushed her. She only nodded that she would remain quiet.
“I’m…Sorry. I ugh…” Fluttershy Started again, breathing in and out before she recollected herself. “Ahem, as I was saying, Princess Celestia had found an old archive in some location that she did not want me to know about, and through it, I found out about the animals of the past. Since there were so many books and photos to go through, I couldn’t bring them home by myself, so I had to stay there for a bit to do research. While going through the books, I came across what I thought was an old dusty tome.” Smiling, Fluttershy used grabbed a book from behind her, making sure to carefully hold it up in front of the other ponies. The book itself was ancient by looks, but seemed to be held together with some sort of spell that allowed it to not get damaged further. There were also strange markings that no pony or dragon in the room had ever seen before.
Putting the book on her lap, Fluttershy opened it, looking down and turning pages slowly as if something were to tear if she were handling it to rough. “I know it doesn’t seem like much, at least I didn’t think so when I started reading it, as the book turned out to be a dairy. What was written inside of it just talked about the owners life when she started writing it to an unknown point in time.” Fluttershy suddenly stopped on a certain page and her smile went smaller then what it was before. “It was then that I hit a certain section of the dairy that I read some interesting information.” She suddenly stopped talking, merely looking down at the book and reading the lines to herself, getting trapped in the words that were weaved.
“Well, what did it say then Fluttershy?” Dash asked, getting impatient with how long it took her to speak. Sure, she may have wanted to just grab the book and read it out loud herself, but that would involve her touching Fluttershy…and...The blush that appeared suddenly was only missed by Spike, who was on the edge of his seat waiting to hear from Fluttershy, Pinkie, who had also been in the same situation as Spike, and Wasp, who apparently was looking as if she was about to fall asleep. The other two mares, side Shy, caught the sight and kept the information for later to either tease or use.
Looking up from the book, Fluttershy looked at Spike directly, putting out everyone else in the room. “The writer mentions meeting up with someone on some random day, and that she is going to meet up with her again about some important ‘object’ that she is going to be given in secret. She apparently didn’t know what she was going to get or anything, but spoke about how she had at least made a new friend.” Turning the page, Fluttershy’s smile began to fade even more. “The next date entry speaks about another meeting of her new friend and the friend’s family, and how something had gone terribly wrong. She had apparently lost her new friend. The page is shorter than the others, as she mentions the pain of never having any friends that could stick around her or understand her. It seems that the owner didn’t write for a while, as it took some time for her to even consider writing about what had happened. Some parts are old and smudged out, but apparently she says that…”
*random cutting bug noises to indicate changes in dialogue or something else
Data: October XX XXXXX
Location: Equestria. Still unknown where I am.
Dairy, Thought I would never write again, but it turns out that I just can’t escape what pain I have just felt. Though I have met many ponies and other creatures, she was one of the first friends I have ever had. XXXX had asked me after spending many times together to meet up with her and meet her whole family. It was odd as she only ever spoke about them when she had argued or been having a great hunt. What could it had been that she wanted me to meet them for? I dare not know yet. But I fear I will never know now. Our hunts that we both went on our own will now be forever gone.. When I had met her, I was apparently followed by some wizard, and I was too excited to even sense his magic tracking me. XXXX, when I met up with her, sensed him though, and tried to get us both to safety, but it was still for naught. She…XXXX….and her XXXXXX…..but now…XXXXXXXXX……
Yet now, I am alone, as they are gone. They were sent…somewhere. I do not even know what I could do to try and find them. Yet I know that I can’t do anything about it, I still wish there was some way to save them from their fate. If I ever saw him again though, I would be sure to……And I wouldn’t even stop there. Now though, comes the trivial part. XXXX had wanted help in hiding the egg. I was still surprised she trusted me with such an act, even when she was being sent away. She told me to go and hide it again, and use the spell she taught me to put it in a stasis spell. She said somehow she would find her baby, and be reunited.
So, under my friend’s wish, I retrieved the purple egg. I put the spell on it, and hid it in the dragons den, somewhere I knew that she would try to hide it. Though he was not fully dragon, he would be surely more dragon then her. So it would be fitting that perhaps a dragon would keep it safe? I do not know.
I left it there, under the protection in that cave……
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“…And then it stopped there. For some reason, she never wrote it the book again. But the location was found, and it was Celestia that found the egg. That egg…it was your’s Spike!” Fluttershy finished, both sad and happy after reading the page entry. She almost cried at points, being so emotional, as did some of the other mares in the room. Spike, for his part, was only looking at the ground, staring in silence and deep in thought. “I know…that it must be hard to digest this new information, but…” Suddenly, Fluttershy put the book down next to her walked up to him and gave a caring hug, that was shortly followed by everypony else in the room. However, Wasp was still sitting down, eyeing the book intently.
“So…how did…who…Did it ever say who she was?” Spike asked, looking at her with tears in his eyes. He felt so happy to know that his mom had tried to do everything she could to save him, but also terrible that he may have lost all chances of being with his mother. He was trying to be strong though, and it was so hard when everypony was giving such comfort and love.
“That’s the thing I don’t know…” Fluttershy said sadly, causing spike to almost burst into tears. “But…I do know who wrote the dairy!” She said, causing Spike to look up suddenly with tears slowly going down his face.
“Who wrote it then?” Rarity asked, curious and wanting her little Spikey Wikey to stop crying. He was adorable still yes, but she felt like he was a brother to her now, and wanted to see him happy and not like this.
“I…I wrote that…so long ago…” A voice said suddenly, causing everypony and Spike to turn and stare at Wasp. She stood up slowly, moving over to the book, and picking it up as if it was a relic. Wasp turned it over, feeling every nook and corner of the book, and running her fingers over the design that was made on it. Nostalgia was going threw her mind as memories were rushing through her body, tears of her own falling down her glossy eyes. She couldn’t believe that she had forgotten all the words…the tales she had written so long ago in days of old. When Luna was still a fearful princess that could come back any night, and the land were more dangerous due to what could be lurking in the dark. “That…was so long ago…I forgot all about it…She…She was such a good friend…”
“Yup, Wasp wrote the dairy. When I spoke to Celestia about it, we dug deeper into the pages, translating parts that were hard to make out, and getting whatever information we could. We soon found out that the original owner was indeed Wasp, and that she had apparently hidden your egg Spike.” Fluttershy added, letting go of Spike now and sitting back down to look at what would now happen.
“Whoa Whoa Whoa, you’re kidding me right? That would mean your like….over 800 years old or something, how can you even still be alive?!?” Rainbow dash yelled, accusing her that the fact she just said was false. “I mean dude, that’s not call to joke about! Yeah sure, we helped you out and you were supposedly asleep for a long time, but that LONG!”
“I…Assure you that it is quite true. I…I have been through so much…but that was the first instance of my own capture…I…” Wasp was quiet, opening the book and seeking through her own words. Tears were streaming down her own eyes as she remembered every word she ever wrote, every single letter she pushed out of her own ink. It was the past she wished to forget, but the memories she kept in her heart wished to be resurfaced in the future present. “It…all makes sense now how things are playing out…” She whispered to herself, realizing now why Sunset Shimmer had taken to tutoring Anubis and Sophistara when Wasp couldn’t find any teacher to do so. It was difficult to look someone in the eye when your own self was not what it was supposed to be, even though now she was fixed, others still had a bad image of her. Yet Sunset of all mares pushed past that for whatever reason and did it for her when she didn’t know why. Now…Now she remembered, and it all made sense.
“Wait…so if you wrote the dairy…then…” Pinkie started, leading on to what Wasp would have known. “YOU KNOW WHO SPIKE’S MOM WAS! THIS CALLS FOR A *BAM*” was all that was said before Dash, again, had to contain the excitement of the pink mare. It was not easy to do, but she felt it was her job now.
“Pinkie! You need to stop yelling! It’s so not cool!” Dash said, looking at Fluttershy and seeing her smile for making such noise go away. Rainbow knew that the animals in Fluttershy’s cottage didn’t like the noises, so she helped out, and seeing that smile was worth it!
“Yea…I do know who she was…is actually. For she is still around you know.” Wasp said, smiling brightly. She had come to the sudden realization that she had been seeing her friend many times now, but only now she would meet her with memories resurfaced. She would be able to say hi like they used to do, and catch up with all the old times. Yet, she was sad her friend didn’t approach her sooner, seeing that she could have helped, but saw through logic that it was perhaps not the best time during recovery.
“So….So” Spike started, walking over to Wasp and grabbing her sleeve. This brought Wasp’s attention from the book to the little dragons eyes. “Who was…is she? Where..Where can I find her?” Spike couldn’t believe his own words, as it seemed like he would never find out where he came from, but perhaps now he could. He could find the answers he always sought, and become more with his heritage. He could introduce an old but new member of the family into the family again, with his new family that he had shared many times with.
“Are you sure you want to know?” Wasp questioned, looking into the eyes of the dragon more closely, only to see the determination to find out who she was. It was all that she needed to see for her to continue, even if the dragon stood silent. “Alright…your mother’s name is…”
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“ACHOO” sneezed the female, covering her mouth and shaking off whatever germs she might have had on her hand away. She then turned around and glared at the other two females standing behind her, one giggling and the other grinning at her. “You two shut up okay! I’m not sick, someone’s talking about me!” she turned back forward, readjusting her posture. She may have been naked, but she was no slouch.
“Are you sure Aria? It seems that you might be getting your third cold every. Will Sonata beat you in terms of being healthier than you?” Asagio said, teasing her sister while looking forward still to not get in trouble. She didn’t mind getting in trouble though, as she knew Sunset was looking at her. It made her grin more.
“HAHA! I bet you need some medicine! You should eat more meat to get better!” Sonata said, laughing and moving around more than she should have. It was then that a ball of paper flew out and hit her head, making her turn to a green female. “Hey!”
“Hey is right! You three stand still, I still have sketches to do, and you three are the only models I have on standby at the moment! So stay still! Kero kero!” Said a frog, who went back to drawing the three hippocampus. Frog had been wanting to draw and practice more body structures, but needed a challenge, so went to Sunset to ‘borrow’ the three sisters. So, after being bribed-, I mean well conversed to, Sunset got the three to model. Although, Sunset did enjoy the view, as she was mentally taking everything to a photographic memory she hoped to keep forever on Adagio.
“Anyways” Sunset started, still looking at that orange haired beauty. She almost forgot again what she was about to say, but stayed focus enough to talk. “You three continue this up, and then your free. Remember our…’deal’. Now stand still and be quiet!”
Though the matter had passed, and the teasing stopped, Aria couldn’t help but feel as if something big was about to happen, and she couldn’t help but feel it was going to be life changing.