3. The Royal Guards
As the train came to a halt outside the Crystal Empire, Spike gulped nervously. He didn't know why he was doing this. He had never been bad in his entire life, apart from the time his greed caused him to grow into a gigantic raging dragon. But it had been his gift to Rarity, and her loving words that had changed him back for good. He loved Rarity with all his heart, and felt he could do anything for her... Rarity got up and said sweetly "come now Spike, we have business to attend!" She trotted elegantly, Spike following slowly after her. He still had part of him that was not willing to go along with the plan, but his love for Rarity was much too strong to do the right thing... As they left the train side by side Rarity turned to the driver and said politely "thanks for the pleasant journey good sir!" The train driver tipped his hat to her and said happily "a pleasure ma'am!" With that Rarity trotted up to the royal guards watching the entrance to the Crystal Empire. She said with her sweetest smile "good day to you both!" The royal guards nodded to her and said seriously "good day, on you go!" Rarity walked on, but the royal guards stopped Spike. Rarity panicked as she said "on no good sirs! Spike is with me!" The Royal Guards said with a laugh to Spike "only kidding little champ!" With that Spike fell to the floor with relief. Rarity had to come back for him, and carry him the rest of the way to the Palace.