Darkness quickly drew over the hills of Ponyville, and night was soon upon the town. Having spent the entire day with all of her friends doing her best to make up for her mistakes, Twilight was absolutely exhausted. As she waved goodbye to Rainbow Dash at her home in the clouds, she slowly made her way back to her own, the Library.
Upon entering through the large red door, she carefully wiped her hooves on her welcome mat and brought a few of the lanterns around the room to life, breathing a comforting warm light into the whole house. Twilight quickly scanned the Library and cocked her head with an ear standing on end, listening for her assistant. There was nothing. She had not yet realised exactly what might have happened to Spike in the recordings, and simply thought that he must be out and would return later.
As she trotted up the stairs, half-attentively shuffling and picking up a few books that were laying on the ground, she turned back and looked into the base of her home, giving out a brief sigh. The sigh contained so many emotions of the day, anger, fear, excitement, relief. She was just glad that it was all over. The lanterns all whisked themselves out in quiet puffs as Twilight headed up to her bed, leapt into it, and instantly wrapped the sheets around herself. It’d been about a week since she’d slept in her bed, and by Celestia, the pleasure brought by the comfort was incredible. Being well and truly exhausted, Twilight almost instantly fell asleep, and the time began to fly by.
The bright moon was almost directly above the town in the midnight sky when a quiet tip-tapping could be heard scuttling around on the ground floor. Twilight didn’t hear it, as she was busy imitating a pig. Sleeping beauty was snoring furiously in a well-deserved deep sleep. The scuttling continued, getting closer and closer to the bed until stopping briefly, and then the sound of soft padding replaced it. Twilight’s ears twitched gently at this, and her snoring ceased as her brain began to subconsciously concentrate.
She slowly regained consciousness when a quiet squeak rang out through the library like a tolling bell in the dead silence. As she lazily pulled open her eyelids, her pupils dilated rapidly as a small, azure coloured mouse with a tooth-paste mane sat directly in front of her eyes.
With a wild shriek and the flailing of her legs, Twilight flew out of her bed and ended up on the floor entangled in her bed sheets. The azure mouse hurtled through the air, squeaking in fear, landing and scuttling away down the stairs, into her hidey hole under the orange wall-desk at the bottom.
Her heart pounding madly, Twilight took a breath and pulled the coverings away from her, accidentally tearing a large hole in the duvet as she pulled it across her horn.
“Gosh… dangit… ”
She laid the ripped sheet on her bed and sighed, sleepily turning around and making her way down the stairs.
“Oh Trixie you poor thing… I’m so sorry… how could I have forgotten about you… “
Twilight remembered exactly where Trixie had ran off to in the recording and, safely assuming she was right, headed over to her wall-desk and got down on her front legs.
She spoke softly into the darkness beneath the legs of the desk. There was no response.
“Please Trixie, I can change you back… please, I know you’re in there”
An odd moment of silence passed, then came a quiet squeak from under the desk, though no mouse emerged from beneath.
“Trixie, come on out, I won’t hurt you, I promise… ”
Twilight drowsily beseeched her, it was no use though. Trixie was far too frightened by what had happened to trust her. She gave a tired sigh and sat on her rump besides the desk, trying to rack her exhausted mind for an idea. What could she possibly say that could get Trixie out of her hiding place?
As soon as this thought travelled through Twi’s mind, brilliance struck her. She stood back up and slightly away from the desk. Her heart fluttered at the thought of what she was about to do, she’d never tried anything like it before. A small patch of the room glowed purple as her horn lit up, the aura brightened and washed down over Twilight’s own body before slowly fading, dipping the room back into darkness.
She stood still for a moment, carefully examining herself in excited expectation, but nothing was happening. The unicorn raised a brow and huffed gently, about to give up and try something else, when an unusual massaging sensation began to ripple across her ears. She gasped as they twitched frantically and began to grow larger, suddenly unfurling into large, gorgeous rounded circles.
Barely containing her excitement for succeeding at such a high level spell, she gaped in amazement as the world around her seemed to grow rapidly larger with each passing second. Her eyes crossed onto her snout as it too seemed to roll away from her with a small adorable little button appearing on the end of it. She was too busy staring at her hooves gently growing at the ends into small furry paws to notice that two large shiny buck teeth had grown out under her elongated snout.
In no time she was suddenly slightly smaller than the size of an apple. Her transformation was complete, except for one small detail. As she hastily checked herself over to observe all of the changes, she turned around on herself and noticed that her luscious tail was still in pony form. As if because she’d just realised this, it suddenly whisked from base to tip into a thin blue string with a rather pleasurable feeling.
She giggled, rapidly shivering from head to paw. Her voice was notably higher pitched, and she could understand herself as a mouse. She took this is a good sign, hoping that she’d be able to talk to Trixie.
The unicorn-turned-mouse galloped under the desk and, with her new more light sensitive eyes, easily discovered a small mouse hole where the floor and wall met. Upon entering it, she discovered a small block of cheese with a mouse hole-shaped carving in the top, and a few bits of the bottom nibbled away.
Whilst Twilight continued to examine the cheese, chuckling to herself at the thought of Trixie giving into her mouse instincts, a shadow crept up from behind, slightly covering the opening in the wall. The shadow suddenly left the ground, and after a gentle tumble and roll, Twilight found herself underneath the azure coloured mouse.
She cried with joy. Trixie’s reaction was evidently not mutual, as she bounced backwards, almost out of her skin, and fell flat on her hinds. She did not move from this position as she began to breathe rapidly, almost hyperventilating, whilst she stared with tremendous fear in her eyes at Twilight.
The lilac mouse understood that care was needed, so she slowly leaned up from her awkward laying position and sat herself on her own hinds, just in front of Trixie.
“I don’t want to hurt you, I want to change you back, and I want to show you that it wasn’t me who did this to you!”
Twilight pleaded. Trixie evidently understood what she was saying as her round ears twitched, but her expression of panic did not change. She had no reason to believe that Twilight’s presence in the mouse hole was for anything other than to exterminate the last of her experimental evidence.
She began to slowly crawl backwards on her rump away from the lilac mouse, mumbling and squeaking incoherently as she did. Twilight’s heart sank a little upon realising the kind of terror that Trixie must have endured, and with this, covertly held her in place with a subtle magical block as she carefully approached. She began to squeak louder and more fearfully the closer Twi got, expecting horrible things to happen, when to her surprise, Twilight wrapped her front legs around her and pulled her into a gentle embrace.
“I’m sorry Trixie… “
A few tears silently ran down Twilight’s cheeks as she tenderly necked Trixie. Something seemed to click at this point. She could tell that Twi actually meant what she was saying. As her thumping heart began to settle, Trixie withdrew from the gesture of comfort and gazed into the unicorn’s big lavender eyes. She meekly raised her paw and brushed it against Twi’s soft mousey cheeks, wiping the tears away, and let out a breath of relief as a smile began to creep across her face.
Without saying anything else, Trixie clumsily clambered to her paws and padded over to the hole in the wall, looking back briefly and beckoning with her head. Twilight smiled in relief and scampered after her, following her out in the middle of the now mind-bogglingly enormous ground floor of the library. She joined Trixie as she sat in the centre of the room, closed her eyes, and began to concentrate.
A tiny transparent purple glow began to twinkle around the two mice, barely illuminating the room. Trixie gawped around, eyes wide open in amazement as the aura began to swirl and twist into an enormous sparkling funnel around them. Twilight let out one last strain before gasping in relief, opening her eyes to see the truly wondrous display that she had conjured. Her attention was drawn when she glanced at Trixie and noticed that they were both beginning to grow. Before the transformation had barely started however, the funnel suddenly exhumed a thick foggy cloud of bright purple smoke, rapidly enveloping the two girls and obscuring them from one another.
Twilight began to panic a little and almost called out when she felt something clutching at her back. The cloud instantly evaporated into thin air and Twi jumped a little in surprise to find Trixie, back to her unicorn self, cuddling her intimately. She gently accepted the advance, resting her head on top of Trixie’s and slowly drawing her eyes closed.
“I should have known… “
Trixie muffled sadly into Twilight’s lush blue mane. The lilac pony giggled softly, lowering her snout to the azure unicorn’s ear, and whispered comfortingly.
“Was there ever any doubt?”
Phpfpt, even more wall.
P.S. - It doesn't have to be Twixie shipping. When friendly the ponies are clearly canonically affectionate of one another. Besides, there wasn't even any blushing in this one c.c .
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