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Pinkie gave an apologetic smile while Applejack jumped on it. “It’s true!” she looked Twilight in the eyes, dead serious. “They’re vampires! Twilight, you don’t get that you’re in danger here! I came over to check on your house cause I was worried they might try to get you, and here you are! Vampires are bad news Twilight, you need to get away from them.”

Twilight shook her head. Dash started trotting forward and a moment later, Pinkie was pushing Twilight in the same direction Dash was headed. What awaited her was candy, and lots of it. There was a tower of cupcakes, bowels filled with lollipops, stacks of candy bars and a fountain of chocolate, among other things.

The ‘pixie stick’ Dash had mentioned a moment ago was basically just colored sugar in a long, paper tube. Being pure sugar, it was the most sugary candy conceivable. Twilight was about to comment that these seemed a little excessive when she Pinkie outdid her by a factor of ten.

Pinkie was practically inhaling cupcakes, wolfing down five of them in just a few seconds, and washing it down with a big cup of liquid chocolate. She didn’t stop there either, but just kept going, swallowing a gobstopper whole. Didn’t she know that was a serious chocking hazard?!

“Well,” Twilight said. She still wasn’t convinced this was a good idea. Something in the back of her head was screaming ‘no’ at her.“Well what?” Dash asked. “Because some idiot decided for you that it was bad? How do you know they’re right, huh? How do you know something until you question it?”

The other two ponies pumped their hooves into the air and cheered. And it did taste good! Way better than any carrot! Twilight tried a few different candies after that, all of them were great! She had another cup of coffee too, finding that it made the chocolate melt in her mouth afterward!

Twilight found herself dancing with Pinkie and a few other fillies instead, much more wildly than before. The whole time, Twilight kept downing cup after cup of coffee and bar after bar of chocolate. And this music just kept getting better! And so did the dancing! Before long Twilight felt like she was made of electricity!

Twilight was ecstatic, unable to sit still for a minute, shouting out the words to songs she didn’t know with Pinkie and Dash. Eventually ponies started leaving and things got increasingly more quiet and empty. But the empty room just meant more space to run around in. By this point, Twilight’s dancing had turned into jumping around the house with Pinkie.

She sat on her back for about two seconds, then a bit of that electricity she was made of surged out of her, causing her legs to flail about wildly for an instant. Then Twilight jolted to her hooves and was perfectly still. Twilight wondered what exactly had just happened.

“Okay,” Twilight said as Thunderlane walked passed her and out the door. She was sad to see him go, almost felt like she’d done something wrong, but at the same time she was about to explode from all this energy. She couldn’t stay in that spot or that thought for any longer! Twilight jumped and spun around, excitedly looking around for whatever ponies were left.

Twilight nodded and rang the bell, this time not hesitating to dive into the bushes. It was a thrill! That’s what she was feeling! They rang several more doorbells, each time that feeling of thrill raced into Twilight’s gut. She was starting to see the appeal of this game.

.Twilight doubted she had ever run so fast! Her hooves were pounding just as hard as her heart as the buildings flew by. Twilight took it back, this wasn’t worth it! She didn’t want to spend the rest of her life in jail for this! Why did she do any of this?!

Twilight’s screaming and running came to a tumbling end. She regained her footing and turned around to see that the pony had not been running after them as she had originally thought. Pinkie and Dash both grabbed onto her and laughed, Dash giving her a playful noogie.

“Yep. But listen,” said Dash. She took off her glasses completely for the first time and looked Twilight in the eye. “The boss invited you this time, but now you’re getting an invite from me. Meet us at the cemetery tonight. You won’t regret it.”

Without waiting for a reply, Dash put her sunglasses on and turned to leave. Pinkie trotted beside her and the two snickered and whispered into each other’s ears as they made their exit. Twilight never did find out where either of them lived. Probably on the same side of town, from the looks of it. Unless they lived with Rarity.

Well that had certainly been one heck of a night. It gave Twilight a lot to think about, but right now the fact that she’d stayed up all night eating candy was beginning to catch up with her. Her boundless energy was fading faster and faster. By the time she was nearing her house, Twilight was dragging her hooves along, struggling to keep her eyes open.

Twilight sighed. The anger woke her up just enough for her to function again. “Okay, here’s a short list of some of the things wrong with that,” said Twilight. “One, there’s no such thing as vampires. Two, if they were trying to ‘get’ me they could have done it last night when I was all alone with them. Three, I saw them walking around in the sunlight when I got off the train.”

“It’s written by my grandmother, actually,” said Applejack. “My families been fighting these monsters for generations. I understand if you think vampires don’t exist, but just read this, okay? When you realize what Rarity really is, knowing this stuff will do you a whole ton of good.”

“They’re not trying to kill you, they’re trying to corrupt you,” said Applejack. “That’s how Rarity gets her kicks. She finds the sweetest and most innocent ponies she can and twists until they’re degenerate enough to want to be her vampire minion. Why else do you think somepony like Rarity would be inviting somepony like you to her party, huh?”

Twilight didn’t answer that question. It was true Twilight was a social reject, the type ponies didn’t normally like. Somepony as cool and popular as Rarity wouldn’t normally give Twilight a second look, let alone make her the guest of honor and offer to help her with ‘anything’.

[“Exactly.” Twilight nodded. “I’ve seen it happen before with Pinkie Pie. Ask anypony, she was this sweet, quiet little gem. Pinkie was real ladylike and pure, never spoke out of turn, never did anything she wasn’t supposed to, never smiled or laughed too loud. She was a considerate, calm pony, you know?” Applejack stomped her hoof on the ground.“But then Rarity got to her,” Applejack sneered. “It didn’t even take her a year convince her to run away from home and become a vampire. And now look at her, going ‘woo woo’ all over the place and acting like an animal. All this partying All this joking around, being all wild, all this candy eating? She’s a completely different pony!”

“Again, there’s no such thing as vampires,” said Twilight. “Okay. Maybe the thing about Pinkie running away is true, maybe that’s bad, but I really think those three are a lot nicer than they seem on the surface. There’s nothing wrong with eating candy and all that every once in a while.”

Twilight slammed the door before Applejack could warn her again. The whole thing was ridiculous! Twilight gave the book one sideways glance before throwing it off to the side She’d organize it tomorrow, maybe make a ‘superstition’ section just for it.