A Royal Mess

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Here we go again, introducing a new character. This time, it's from a 1966 Hanna-Barbera cartoon, called "The Impossibles" (not a very memorable cartoon, just to let you know). Slight difference in character design: I don't go by Hanna-Barbera's standards on this page, or my other Monkees page. The character design is a bit different in this one, as I give the character, Fluid Man (AKA "Fluey"), a more humanized look, and more of a regular cartoon human. If you want the low down of what I do with this character in my other fanfic, please click here to find out.

"Frostina was really angry at the little ponies and Mike and Davy," Peter said. "Ponyland, was about to be frozen over in an endless winter."

The black haired teenager looked at Peter, wide eyed. He was on the edge of his seat with anticipation. He couldn't wait to hear what happened next!

"So then what happened?" he asked.

"Mike took Frostina's amulet and then smashed it on the ground. That broke the spell. But, unfortunately, the castle started to melt!"

"And ten what happened?"

"Everyone ran, and they all had to jump! But Rainbow was afraid of heights, and she couldn't jump. When she finally did, she landed in the moat. Everyone thought she was a goner! But the Sea Ponies came up and saved her, and everyone went back to Paradise Estate. And we all lived happily ever after."

"Wow, what a story!"

"You're not tellin' him that story, are you, Peter?" Mike asked, coming into the room.

"Hey, how come he gets to tell the stories and the rest of us have to keep it a secret?" Micky asked.

"Because Petah can't keep a secret," Davy replied.

"Oh come on, you guys," Peter said. "Fluey's family! He's my nephew!"

The other Monkees groaned. Peter's thirteen-year-old nephew, Fluid McAlister (but everyone called him Fluey), was visiting his uncle and the other Monkees for a month or so, while his parents sorted out some legal affairs (they were in the process of a messy divorce). He heard all the stories of his uncle's adventures with the little ponies of Ponyland, but never grew tired of hearing them.

"Come on, Uncle Peter!" he shouted. "Tell me about the time Mike had to save Flutter Valley from that evil Flutter Pony!"

"You've heard that one ten million times," Mike said. "In fact, you've heard all of them about ten million times."

"I haven't told him about the time Jerry met the little ponies," Peter replied.

"You weren't even there!" Micky shouted. "In fact, neither was I. Or Davy."

"But Mike told us about it," Peter said. "Davy and I weren't there when the evil Flutter Pony almost took over Flutter Valley."

Mike, Micky, and Davy groaned, and started to leave the room.

"I'm gonna get something to eat," Micky said. "I'm starving."

"You're always starving!" Mike shouted, following Micky into the kitchen.

"Come on, Uncle Peter!" Fluey shouted. "Tell me the story."

"It'll have to wait until tomorrow, Fluey," Peter said, looking at his watch. "It's eleven thirty, and you have school tomorrow."

"Oh, all right," Fluey said. "But you'll tell it to me tomorrow, right?"

"You bet. I'll see you in the morning."


Fluey walked up the Pad's spiral staircase. Peter walked into the kitchen to join the other Monkees. Micky and Davy were a little sore at him. Jerry too, to at an extent. But since Jerry wasn't there, it didn't matter. Mike wasn't too ticked off at Peter.

"I don't mind you tellin' him the stories, Pete," Mike said. "But can he keep a secret?"

"Well, sometimes," Peter said. "I got a call from his guidance counselor last week."

"Oh yeah," Micky said nodding. "She said he was telling tall tales about flying ponies and stuff like that. His counselor told Peter to tell Fluey to save it for creative writing class."

"So 'e's told the kids at school, but they don't believe 'im?" Davy asked.

"What do you expect?" Mike asked. "I'm surprised Fluey even believes this stories! These stories ain't the sort of things thirteen-year-old boys would go for."

Peter shrugged. The Monkees then decided to call it a night, and walked into their downstairs bedroom. The next morning, Mike was awakened by knocking on the window. He stood up, and opened it. Locket flew in.

"Hi, Mike," she said.

"Hi," Mike replied. "What are you doin' here so early?"

"I was wondering if we were still on for today."

"Yeah, but not now. Peter's nephew is visitin' for a couple of months or so, and Peter's been tellin' him about all our adventures with you guys. If he sees you, he'll beg us to take him along with us, and he has school today."

"But it's no adventure today. Just a little party, that's all. In honor of the Princess Ponies. You, Jerry, and the other Monkees haven't met them yet, but we need your help in preparing for their arrival."

"Yeah, I know. Listen, come back in an hour. I have to go call Jerry and remind him, and by that time, Pete's nephew should be in his first period class."

"Okay. See you in an hour!"

Locket flew out the window just as the door opened. Fluey walked into the room, just as Mike shut the window.

"Who were you talking to, Mike?" he asked.

"Myself," Mike said. "I'm moonlightin' as a ventriloquist."

"Uh huh. Yeah. Right."

"Was there somethin' you wanted?"

"Yeah, my history book. Micky said he wanted to read something that would put him to sleep, so I gave him my book."

"That's Micky for you."

Mike reached under Micky's bed, and pulled out a history book, along with a magazine, one of the kind for "mature" audiences only.

"Whoa, how'd that get there?!" Mike shouted.

"Thanks," Fluey said. "I'll see you later, Mike. I've gotta go, or else I'm gonna be late!"

Fluey grabbed his book, and stashed it in his backpack. Then he ran out the front door to catch his bus. Mike breathed of relief, and picked up the phone.

"Hello, Jerry?" he asked. "You set for today?"

"Yeah," Jerry replied. "Hey listen, won't Peter's nephew get suspicious if he's home before we are?"

"Nah, he'll think we're at a gig. We'll ask the ponies to drop us off on the beach when we come back."

"Why don't you just let him go with you? Peter's told him all the stories, anyway."

"Yeah, I know, but we get ourselves into the craziest messes up in Ponyland, and Peter would never forgive himself if Fluey got involved in one."

"You've got a good point there. I'll see you in fifteen minutes, Mike."

Mike hung up the phone, and got the other three Monkees together. An hour later, Locket, Medley, Heart Throb, Surprise, and Sky Dancer came for them.

"Is the coast clear?" Locket asked.

"Yeah," Mike said. "Let's split to Ponyland!"

"I can't wait to meet the Princess Ponies!" Micky shouted.

"We have to warn you, though," Surprise said. "They can be spoiled brats when they want to be."

"We'll take our chances," Davy said, and the group flew to Paradise Estate to get ready for the party in honor of the Princess Ponies.

Meanwhile, in the Royal Paradise, the Princess Ponies were practicing magic tricks with their magic wands. Princess Tiffany flew into the air and looked around.

"Who's turn is it to be queen for the party at Paradise Estate?" she asked.

"Me!" Princess Lilac shouted.

"You were queen last week! It's my turn!" Princess Starburst shouted.

"No, it's my turn to be queen!" Princess Primrose yelled.

"I thought it was my turn!" Princess Royal Blue yelled.

"It's my turn!" Tiffany shouted.

"Ladies, please, let's not get into a fight," Princess Serena said. "Besides, it's my turn to be queen."

All the Princess Ponies got into a huge argument over who's turn it was to be queen. They had finally decided to share the duties, now it was just a matter of figuring out who's turn it was to be queen! Finally, they ended up drawing straws for the title.

"I have the short straw!" Primrose shouted in delight. "I get to be queen for the party!"

"Best two out of three," Starburst said.

"Oh no, I won fair and square!" Primrose shouted.

"You cheated," Tiffany said. "I should be queen! I'm better qualified!"

"That's absured!" Royal Blue shouted. "I'm the best qualified!"

The Princess Ponies began arguing once again, yelling about why they should be queen instead of the other. As they were arguing about who's turn it was to be queen, and why, they were being watched by an evil wizard named Dragor. He wanted to rule the world, but he could only do that through the Princess Ponies' magic wands.

"I'll find a way to steal those magic wands," he said. "Then I'll be the king of Ponyland, and the world!"

Dragor began to laugh. He figured that now was a good time to steal the magic wands, while the Princess Ponies were all arguing. He flew from his palace, and over to the Royal Paradise. Once he reached it, he raised his hands into the air, and blew the magic wands right out of the Princess Ponies' mouths.

"Hey!" Starburst shouted.

"Don't you know how to treat royalty?!" Tiffany demanded.

"Of course I know how to treat royalty!" Dragor shouted. "I'm royalty, aren't I?"

"Yeah, you're a royal creep!" Primrose yelled.

"Give us back our wands!" Lilac shouted.

Dragor just laughed, and took the wands to his castle. The Princess Ponies just stood there, and gaped.

"Now what?" Royal Blue asked. "I'll bet you anything all the magic in Ponyland is going to go haywire."

"Just like it did the last time our wands were stolen," Starburst said.

"I think there's only one thing to do," Tiffany said. "Go to Paradise Estate early and ask the little ponies for help."

"But we don't exactly know where Paradise Estate is," Serena replied. "You found it last time by accident."

"It doesn't matter," Tiffany said. "We'll find it. Let's go."

The Princess Ponies marched across the Jewel Desert, in hopes they would find Paradise Estate.

Fire Fly and Medley were hanging a banner, especially made for the Princess Ponies. Mike was watching them, intently.

"A little lower, Fire Fly!" he called. "No, that's too low, bring it up a little. That's it, now move it to the right!"

"How's this, Mike?" Fire Fly asked.

"That's perfect!" Mike shouted. "Tie it off, girls!"

"No problem at all," Medley said.

"This gonna be great party!" Baby Cuddles shouted, as she knocked balloons up to Jerry, who was hammering them to the wall along with Buttons.

"So what's the occasion?" Jerry asked. "Is one of them gonna be crowned queen?"

"No," Buttons said. "It's just Heart Throb getting chummy with them so she can meet her prince charming. She's a hopeless romantic."

"It's not my fault," Heart Throb said. "You have a boyfriend, Buttons, and Shady has a boyfriend, I just want my prince to come!"

"Well, does he have to be prince charming?" Jerry asked. "You've got a few guy ponies around here, you know."

"I know, darling, but none of them are my type," Heart Throb said.

"Well, thanks a lot!" 4-Speed shouted.

"I didn't mean it like that!" Heart Throb shouted.

Jerry and Buttons shook their heads, and continued hammering balloons in place. Paradise and Peter were hanging streamers from the ceiling.

"We have to give this place a royal touch," Paradise said.

"I'm glad I got this job with you, Paradise," Peter said. "I need a favor."

"What's that, Peter?"

"I need some more stories. My nephew's visiting for a couple of months, and he just loves these pony stories I tell him. I've told him every single one of our adventures about half a million times."

"How come you get to tell, and the others have to keep it a secret?"

"My nephew's thirteen, he gets bored easily, and he's staying with us for awhile. I've got to do something with him!"

"Good point. Well, I know a lot of good stories."


Paradise began telling the story she heard of the Princess Ponies while she and Peter continued hanging streamers. About an hour later, they got the entire Estate decorated.

"Perfect," Mike said.

"I hope the Princess Ponies like it," Paradise said.

"If they don't, it's their loss," Gusty replied.

"What time are they supposed to get here?" Fizzy asked.

"Twelve noon," Paradise replied, looking at the clock. "And we've got a half hour to go."

"Maybe we'll get lucky, and they'll show up early," Magic Star said.

"Or maybe they'll change their minds and not come at all," Shady said. "Royalty is like that. They won't come because their Princess Ponies, and we're all just plain little ponies."

"Chill out, Shady," Micky said. "Royalty can never resist parties."

Everyone else agreed and began to relax.

Unfortunately, the Princess Ponies couldn't relax. They were still trudging around Ponyland, trying to find Paradise Estate.

"How much farther is it, Tiffany?" Lilac asked.

"Don't nag me!" Tiffany shouted. "Remember, I found it by accident the last time!"

"You're the queen this week, Primrose," Royal Blue said. "Do something!"

"Like what?" Primrose asked. "We're hopelessly lost!"

"We'll just have to keep going until we find something," Serena said. "Let's go."

"I hope we find something soon," Starburst said. "My hooves are killing me!"

The Princess Ponies continued on. Of course, Dragor was watching them through his crystal ball.

"Well, there they go, trying to find help," he said. "That's just like a princess. They can never do anything for themselves. But soon, that will all change. Once I get the magic out of these wands, and into my own supply, I'll be king of the world!"

Dragor propped the wands up against a giant crystal, and the magic was sucked out of them, and into that crystal, which was Dragor's power source. He never left home without it.

"Now that I have all the magic of Ponyland," he said. "There's just one thing left to do. Head to the Royal Paradise, and take it over! Of course, it won't be much fun since the Princess Ponies aren't there . . . . . . . but what's the difference? They're no match for me, anyway!"

Dragor started laughing hysterically. He flew into the air, and headed for the Royal Paradise. He began looking around.

"Now let's see," he said. "There's this saying about the Royal Paradise. Whoever wears the royal crown of theirs rules Ponyland. If I can just find it . . . . ."

Dragor used his magic to tear apart the Royal Paradise, but he couldn't find the royal crown anywhere.

"Those Princess Ponies have hidden it well," he said. "No problem. No problem at all. I'll just find those Princess Ponies and make them tell me where they've hidden the crown!"

Dragor flew into the air, and followed the Princess Ponies' tracks. They were easy enough to find. As the Princess Ponies were walking, the sky began to cloud over.

"Looks like rain," Royal Blue said.

"I don't think it's a rainstorm," Lilac said.

"That's because it isn't!" Dragor shouted, landing in front of the Princess Ponies.

"Oh no," Starburst groaned.

"That's right," Dragor shouted. "You Princess Ponies better have some experience in the salt mines, because you're now officially my slaves!"

Tiffany flew into the air, and darted away, just as Dragor surrounded the other Princess Ponies in magic, that morphed into a giant cage on wheels.

"Oh no!" Tiffany shouted as Dragor carted the other Princess Ponies back to the Royal Paradise. "What am I going to do now? I've got to find Paradise Estate . . . . . but I'm not even where to go . . . . . I don't know, I don't know . . . . oh, I'll go this way!"

Tiffany, in sheer confusion, flew off in one direction, away from Paradise Estate. She ended up flying down to Earth, and ended up right outside the Monkees' Pad.

"Oh a house!" she shouted. "Thank goodness! Maybe someone's at home!"

Tiffany tried to fly through the window, but found it locked. She looked inside, and saw that no one was home.

"Oh dear," she said. "No one's in. Very well. I'll just wait."

Tiffany figured she'd be in for one long wait. But luck was with her. The door flew open just then, and Fluey walked inside, flinging his backpack on the floor.

"Uncle Peter!" he called out. "I'm back!"

No answer. Fluey had no idea that the Monkees were at Paradise Estate. He walked into the kitchen and rummaged through the icebox.

"Hey, anybody home?" he called out. "Oh well. They probably had an audition or something. If that's the case, I'd better get started on my homework."

Fluey retrieved his backpack, pulled out his notebook, and his math textbook. He began working on his homework. Tiffany knew she had to get inside and fast. She decided to fly into the window. Maybe she could force it open. She backed up, and rammed the window as hard as she could. Her plan didn't work. All it did was made a huge noise, that attracted Fluey's attention. He looked at the window, but saw nothing. He shrugged, and went back to his homework. Tiffany tried again, but with the same results. But she wasn't about to give up. By the third time she tried it, Fluey got sick of the noise. He finally got up, and opened the window. The minute he opened it, Tiffany came barreling in, and she crashed right in the window frame. Her front was in the Pad, and her back was hanging out the window.

"Whoa!" Fluey shouted, jumping backwards.

"Oh dear, I'm terribly sorry," Tiffany said.

"I gotta be dreaming," Fluey said. "A white horse . . . . . all white, with wings, and one that talks! Wait a second . . . . . those stories, the ones Uncle Peter told me . . . . . . you're one of the ponies from Dream Valley!"

"Actually, I'm Princess Tiffany of the Royal Paradise. And the other Princess Ponies are in deep trouble. We need help."

"Well . . . . . I don't know. My uncle and his friends should be back any minute."

"I can't wait that long! My friends are in very big trouble, and Ponyland and the whole would could be at stake! You have to come with me!"

"If Uncle Peter and Mike found out about this, I could get into trouble, but . . . . . since this is an emergency, I guess it's okay. Let me just leave a note."

Fluey ran over to his notebook, and ripped a piece of paper out of it. He scribbled a note on it, and put it on the table. Then Tiffany climbed out of the window. Fluey climbed on her back.

"Ready for take off," he said.

"Hold on," Tiffany said. "We have to hurry!"

Tiffany took off. Fluey had to hold on to her mane for dear life! He sure wasn't used to flying! Tiffany found his grip very uncomfortable.

"Would you mind loosening your grip?" she asked. "You're pulling my hair!"

"I can't help it!" Fluey shouted. "I've never flown a horse before! Cut me a break!"

"Oh very well."

Tiffany slowed down a little. In all fairness, Fluey loosened his grip. They landed in Dream Valley shortly afterwards. Now the problem was figuring out where to go.

"I suppose you don't know the way to Paradise Estate," Tiffany said.

"Nope," Fluey said. "This is my first time in Ponyland. I guess we'll just have to play it by ear."

"I suppose so. Come on. I believe it's this way."

Fluey and Tiffany walked off. Luckily for them, Fluey heard enough stories about Ponyland to know what certain landmarks looked like. They came across a forest filled with gigantic mushrooms. Fluey remembered a description like that in one of the stories Peter told him.

"This has to be the Mushromp," he said. "Uncle Peter's told me about it. He's also told me about the Moochick. Maybe he'll know what to do!"

"I hope so," Tiffany said. "I also hope you know what you're doing."

"I hope so, too."

Fluey walked up to the door, and knocked on it. The Moochick answered it, and looked around.

"Hmm," he said, looking at Tiffany. "If I'm not mistaken, you are one of the famed Princess Ponies."

"That's right," Tiffany said. "And we need your help."

"My, my, my, my," the Moochick said. "Another one. What would you little ponies do without me?"

"Die, probably," Fluey said. "My uncle told me a lot about you, Mr. Moochick. He said you knew everything there is to know about Ponyland."

"He said that, eh? Well, I wouldn't say everything. I know a great deal about Ponyland."

"We're mainly here to ask directions," Tiffany said. "What can you tell us about a wizard named Dragor?"

"Yeah, and where's he hiding?" Fluey asked.

"Dragor, eh?" the Moochick said. "Hmm, let me see, let me see. I believe I have a book around here somewhere . . . . ."

The Moochick began throwing things everywhere in his house, looking for his book. His rabbit, Habbit, sighed, and handed the Moochick the book he was looking for.

"Ah! Here it is!" he shouted, flipping to the page he needed. "It says here that Dragor once tried to take over Ponyland."

"Well, it looks like he's at it again," Fluey replied, folding his arms across his chest.

"Apparently so," Tiffany said. "He's stolen our magic wands, and then he's taken the other Princess Ponies!"

"You'd better tell us where he's hiding, Mr. Moochick," Fluey said. "I'm in a hurry."

"It's beyond Paradise Estate," the Moochick said. "Far away from Dream Castle, and across Fluttery Valley."

"But neither of us know where Paradise Estate is!" Tiffany shouted.

"I know it's north of the Mushromp," Fluey said. "I could probably find it, going by Uncle Peter's description. I've heard enough stories to know what everything looks like."

"Perhaps, young man, perhaps," the Moochick said. "But a map might speed things along."


"Now let me see, what did I do with . . . ."

Habbit groaned, and handed the Moochick the map he was searching for.

"Ah, here it is, I knew I'd find it," he said.

"Sheesh," Habbit groaned.

Fluey took the map, unrolled it, and looked at it. Then he rolled it back up and jumped onto Tiffany's back.

"Thanks a lot, Mr. Moochick!" he shouted. "Let's hit it!"

Tiffany took to the air and flew towards Paradise Estate.

At the Estate, the little ponies were getting pretty impatient waiting for the Princess Ponies to arrive.

"I've heard of fashionably late," Jerry said. "But this is ridiculous!"

"Oh, darlings! They'll be here!" Heart Throb shouted.

"Whether they're here or not, we can't wait any longer," Mike said, checking his watch. "Fluey's probably home by now."

"Yeah, even he knows our gigs don't last this long," Peter said.

"Sorry you can't stay, guys," Fire Fly said. "We'll take you back to your pad."

Jerry and the Monkees climbed on Fire Fly, Lofty, Sky Dancer, Locket, and Paradise, and flew back to California. However, something came barreling through the sky, and crashed into Paradise. Her balance was thrown, and so was Mike, from Paradise's back.

"Yikes!" he shouted as he fell. Paradise shot downward and caught Mike before he could hit the ground.

"Sunday flyer!" Mike yelled.

"Looks like someone's in a hurry," Paradise said.

"Probably a bird. Let's go."

"Doesn't look like a bird to me."

"Then it's probably Surprise up to her old tricks."

"I don't know . . . . ."

"Forget it, Paradise."

Paradise looked at whatever it was that barreled into her, and then followed the other Pegasus ponies back to California. As it turned out, the "bird" that flew into Paradise, was Tiffany and Fluey, in a mad dash to find Dragor's castle!

"Hey Tiffany, slow down," Fluey said. "I think you just ran someone out of the sky!"

"We're in a terrible hurry!" Tiffany shouted.

Fluey shrugged. It was about all he could do. In the meantime, the Monkees and Jerry had arrived back to the Pad in California. They climbed through the window as carefully as they could, thinking Fluey was hanging around. They were afraid if he saw one of the ponies he'd want to fly up to Ponyland for awhile. The Pad appeared deserted.

"I don't like it, it's too quiet," Micky said.

"You worry too much," Jerry said. "You know teenagers. They're likely to go out once they've done homework. And sometimes when they don't."

"At least he's left us a note," Mike said, picking up a piece of paper. "Let's see here . . . . got home . . . . . workin' on homework . . . . . flyin' pony . . . . . went to Ponyland. It was an emergency. Oh. Well, maybe he'll call later."

"He's where?!" Peter shouted. "Mike, read that again!"

"It just says that he went to Ponyland," Mike said, shrugging. Then he realized something. "Ponyland?!"

"How could he have gotten there?" Lofty asked. "All of us were at the Estate!"

"Maybe one of the Flutter Ponies came by," Micky said.

"We'd better get back there and look for him," Mike said.

"Right, Mike," Davy said. "Who knows what 'e could get 'imself into!"

Jerry and the four Monkees jumped onto the Pegasus ponies and took off back to Dream Valley as fast as they could. They told the other ponies what was going on.

"Well, we saw Princess Tiffany fly by," Fizzy said. "She was being ridden by someone we didn't recognize."

"Princess Tiffany?" Paradise asked.

"That must've been her that knocked us out of the sky," Mike said.

"The Royal Paradise must be in trouble," Paradise replied. "Why else would she have gone to earth?"

"And your nephew must've been the only one she could turn to at the time," Lofty said to Peter.

"Well, we'd better go look for him," Mike said. "Jerry, Peter, Fire Fly, Twilight, Bow Tie, Paradise, Sundance, and Heart Throb, you come with us. Micky, you and Davy stay here with the rest of the ponies, in case they happen to fly back."

The group agreed. Jerry and Mike climbed onto Paradise and Heart Throb and flew off. Twilight, Sundance, and Bow Tie followed on foot.

"What are we looking for?" Peter asked.

"You got me," Mike said. "I'm just wonderin' where they could have gone."

"I guess we should follow in the direction they went in," Paradise replied.

"Sounds good to me," Heart Throb replied.

"Then what are we waiting for?" Fire Fly asked. "Charge!"

"Whoa!" Peter shouted, as he held onto Fire Fly's mane for dear life.

The others shrugged, and followed, hoping that they could at least keep up with Fire Fly.

In the meantime, Tiffany and Fluey had arrived at Dragor's castle. They were hovering by a window, looking inside. Dragor had the Princess Ponies chained by their necks in his throne room.

"For the umpteenth time!" Dragor shouted at them. "Where are you hiding that crown of yours?!"

"Do you honestly think we'd tell you where it is?" Primrose asked.

"We're not as dumb as we look," Serena said.

Dragor was about ready to explode then. He curbed his temper and sighed.

"Very well," he said. "Then it's back to the dungeon for you, until you decide to tell me where the crown is! In the meantime, I'll go look for it myself. Again."

The Princess Ponies trudged back to the dungeon. Tiffany and Fluey were just hanging around, trying to think of a plan.

"We have to go in there and rescue the other Princess Ponies!" Tiffany shouted.

"Wait, hold it," Fluey said. "I think I have a better idea."

"What's that?"

"You've got something he wants, right?"

"Yes, our crown."

"Well, where do you keep it?"

"Hidden in the Royal Paradise."

"Yeah, and he's on his way over there to steal it. I think we'd better split to the Royal Paradise and get to that crown of yours before he does!"

"Oh of course. It's written that whoever possesses the crown is the ruler of Ponyland."

"Then let's hit it!"

Tiffany flapped her wings as hard as she could. She had to fly faster than she had ever flown before. Of course, they were in direct path with Fire Fly, Heart Throb, and Paradise. Tiffany and Paradise collided with each other.

"Hey, watch where you're flying!" Fluey shouted.

"You watch where you're flyin'!" Mike shouted. "Well, well, well, look who it is."

"Uh oh," Fluey said.

"You'd better have a good explanation for this trip," Peter replied.

"Yeah, and I'll tell you later," Fluey said, as Tiffany flew off. "We've got to get to the Royal Paradise before this evil wizard does!"

"Fluey!" Peter yelled.

"That kid is so grounded," Mike said. He stuck two fingers in his mouth, and whistled to Twilight, Bow Tie, and Sundance.

"Turn the other way!" he shouted. "We've got to go to the Royal Paradise!"

"What's going on?" Sundance asked.

"No time," Mike said. "We've just gotta go!"

"Do you know how to get there Paradise?" Heart Throb asked.

"I sure do," Paradise said. "Come on, everybody!"

The little ponies turned, and started to follow Princess Tiffany to the Royal Paradise. They were only lucky they made it before Dragor did. Tiffany walked into a cave, where the Princess Ponies had their crown hidden. She pulled it out, and handed it to Fluey.

"Okay, we've got it," he said. "Now the question is what to do with it."

"We've got to hide it before Dragor gets here," Tiffany said. "But we can't hide it in the Royal Paradise."

They were about to contemplate it a little more, when Mike, Jerry, Peter, and the little ponies arrived. Mike and Peter jumped off Paradise and Fire Fly and stormed over to the teenager, and the Princess Pony.

"Start explainin'," Mike demanded.

"I'd like to, but there just isn't any time," Fluey said. "It's a long story, so I'll sum it up. Princess Tiffany came down to the Pad. She told me she needed help, I knew you guys had your adventures with the ponies, and I thought you were at a gig, so I told her you'd be back any minute, but she told me she couldn't wait that long because the other Princess Ponies were in trouble, and since she couldn't wait, and since I was the only one there, I flew back here with her. It was an emergency."

"You would've flown here even if it weren't an emergency. Ever since your uncle's told you those darn stories, you've wanted to fly up to Ponyland. Peter, you never should've told him the stories."

"I had to do something," Peter said, shrugging. "Teenagers get bored easily."

"Are you guys gonna stand there and argue, or are you gonna help us?" Fluey asked.

"Okay, we'll help," Jerry said. "What do you want us to do?"

"Take the crown and hide it," Tiffany replied.

"Hide it?" Peter asked. "Where?"

"Hide it where," Mike groaned. "Whattaya hide it where? Give it to me. Paradise and I will go hide it where this evil wizard guy can't find it. Let's go, Paradise."

Mike took the crown, and Paradise flew into the air. Peter, Jerry, and the other little ponies followed him. Fluey climbed back on Tiffany, and the two of them flew towards Dragor's castle, to free the other Princess Ponies. Two minutes after they left, Dragor appeared in the Royal Paradise, and began searching for the crown again. This time, he tore things apart using his magic, breaking things to pieces. The Royal Paradise was reduced to rubble, and he still couldn't find that crown.

"It's got to be around here somewhere," he said. "If I could only capture that Princess Pony that got away . . . . although she might be at my castle, trying to rescue her friends by now. I'll surprise her. Heh, heh."

Dragor flew off towards his own castle. Tiffany and Fluey were walking through the hallways, looking for the dungeon.

"Maybe we should've asked Mike to come with us," Fluey said. "This place is giving me the creeps!"

"Keep looking," Tiffany said. "At least we know the crown is safe. And once we free the other Princess Ponies, we'll get out magic wands, and put a stop to this."

"If we find the other Princess Ponies. If you ask me, we're walking in circles."

"Yes, but no one asked you," a voice said. Tiffany and Fluey turned around and saw Dragor standing right behind them.

"Oh dear," Tiffany said.

"Well, looks like I caught the one that got away," Dragor said. "Now tell me, where's that royal crown of yours? Where are you hiding it?!"

"Let's fly!" Fluey shouted, jumping on Tiffany's back. She took off, and sped for the nearest window. Dragor just stood there, smiling. He knew where they were heading.

"What do we do now?" Tiffany asked.

"Head for Paradise Estate," Fluey said. "We're gonna need help from Mike and the others."

"Right. I just have to keep flying!"

"Uhh, Tiffany, I think that window up ahead is a little small."

"Don't worry. We'll get through."

Fluey sort of gulped. Indeed, the window was a small one. He was worried Tiffany wouldn't be able to fly through it. He ducked as low as he could, but it didn't do any good. Tiffany made it through the window. Unfortunately, Fluey ended up banging his forehead on the frame, and he fell backwards off Tiffany's back.

"They should put signs on these windows," he said.

"I knew you wouldn't get out of that window," Dragor said, walking over. "I wasn't so sure about that darn Princess Pony, but I knew you wouldn't. You seem to be pretty chummy with those Princess Ponies, so why don't you tell me where they're hiding that crown of theirs."

"Would you believe I don't know?"

"You don't know? What do you mean you don't know?!"

"I mean I don't know!"

"You're holding out on me!"

"Now would I do that?"

"You're just as stubborn as those Princess Ponies! I have ways of making you talk!"

Dragor grabbed Fluey's arm, and dragged him up a staircase that led to the roof. He looked down and smiled.

"Good," he said. "We're at just the right altitude. Now then, tell me where the crown is. If you tell me, I'll let the Princess Ponies go free."

"And if I don't?" Fluey asked.

"It would be a very unfortunate accident if you were to fall from the balcony here. It's a very long way down to the ground."

"I wasn't born yesterday, pal. If I tell you where the crown is, you won't free the Princess Ponies. Besides, I don't know where it is. I gave it to some friends of mine, and they took off. I don't know where it is now!"

"I don't know why, but I believe you."

"You do?"

"Of course I do. Only a complete idiot would stick to a story like that. Most likely, the crown's at Paradise Estate."

"Glad you see it my way."

"Of course, what kind of evil wizard would I be if I didn't keep my promises?"

Dragor grabbed Fluey's shoulders, and threw him over the side of the tower. Then he walked back to the doorway.

"That takes care of that," he said. "Now to Paradise Estate to retrieve my crown."

Dragor laughed, and walked away. Fluey looked down to see how far the ground was from where he was falling.

"What I wouldn't give for wings right about now!" he shouted.

"Gotcha!" Princess Tiffany shouted, flying back. She managed to catch Fluey before he could hit the ground.

"Well, if I can't have wings, I guess I can settle for the next best thing," he said. "Thanks a lot, Tiffany. In a few seconds, I would've been street pizza!"

"You're welcome," Tiffany said. "Now, let's free the other Princess Ponies while Dragor tries to find his way to Paradise Estate!"

"Mike had to have hidden the crown there. We'd better hurry and find the Princess Ponies!"

Tiffany flew through a larger window, and then went directly down to the dungeon. The other Princess Ponies were trying to think of how to escape.

"How are we going to get out of here?" Primrose asked.

"I just hope Tiffany was able to find help," Starburst said.

"I wish we had our magic wands," Royal Blue said. "Then we'd be able to break out of here."

"Listen," Serena said. "Someone's coming."

The five Princess Ponies walked up to the door. Lilac stood on her hind legs and looked out the window of the door.

"Hey, everybody!" she shouted. "It's Tiffany!"

"We're saved!" Starburst shouted. The other Princess Ponies began jumping up and down, cheering.

"You're not saved yet," Fluey said.

"We don't have the key," Tiffany said. "How are we going to get them out of the dungeon without the key?"

"Don't worry about that," Fluey said. "I take karate. I'll just kick down the door. Everybody stand back!"

The Princess Ponies backed up. Fluey backed up himself, and then ran for the door. He extended his leg, and gave the door one heck of a kick.

"Hiya!" he shouted, as the door popped open. The Princess Ponies cheered, and ran out.

"Now to get our magic wands," Serena said. "I know the way. Follow me!"

Fluey and the Princess Ponies ran to Dragor's throne room, and retrieved their magic wands. They tested them out, and found they were still working.

"Oh good," Royal Blue said. "Dragor didn't use up all their magic."

"Now to get to Paradise Estate," Lilac said. "But how are we going to find it?"

"Don't worry about that," Fluey said. "I've still got the map. Let's split!"

The Princess Ponies cheered, and ran out of the castle. In the meantime, Dragor was tearing apart Paradise Estate, and terrorizing the little ponies, looking for the crown.

"I'll find that crown if it's the last thing I do!" he shouted.

"He'll destroy our home!" Lofty shouted.

"What are we going to do?" Shady asked.

"Go get the Rainbow of Light!" Davy yelled. "That'll take care of the likes of 'im!"

"I hope you know what you're doing, Davy," Wind Whistler replied, as Shady ran off to find the Rainbow of Light.

"The Rainbow of Light can take care of anyone, Wind Whistlah," Davy replied. "I just 'ope Mike, Jerry, Petah, and the othah little ponies make it back all right."

Shady returned with the Rainbow Locket, just as Paradise, Heart Throb, and Fire Fly flew over the clearing. Twilight, Sundance, and Bow Tie were following. And they were empty handed.

"What's goin' on here?" Mike asked.

"Stand back, Mike!" Davy shouted, opening the heart shaped locket.

The Rainbow of Light flew out, and charged for Dragor. The wizard yawned, pointed his index finger, and zapped the rainbow. It became stiff as a board, and then exploded into pieces.

"I hope you ponies are good at jigsaw puzzles," Micky replied.

"I'll ask it again," Mike said. "What's goin' on here?!"

"Some wizard came by and started tearing the Estate apart!" Shady shouted.

"And he's still at it!" Wind Whistler shouted. "I believe he's looking for the crown of the Royal Paradise. But isn't it there?"

"No, it isn't," Mike said. "Pete's nephew gave it to us to hide."

"Did you hide it?" Micky asked.

"Yes, but I can't tell you where just yet," Mike said. "Senor Psychopath is still tearin' apart the Estate, and he might be within earshot."

"Mike! Hey Mike!" Fluey called out as he and the Princess Ponies came from around the bend.

"About time you got back here Shotgun," Mike said, as Tiffany landed.

"Did you hide the crown?" Fluey asked, climbing off Tiffany's back.

"Yes, it's hidden," Mike said. "It's in a place Dragor would never find it."

KA-BOOM! A loud crash of thunder was heard. It was so loud the ground began to shake! Everyone was knocked off their feet.

"What's this? An earthquake?!" Jerry shouted.

"Wha?" Micky asked. Just then, Dragor appeared before the group.

"I want the crown, and I want it now!" he shouted, grabbing Mike by the shirt collar. "Tell me where it is!"

"Over my dead body!" Mike shouted.

"Wrong thing to say, Mike!" Jerry yelled.

"That can be arranged, my young friend," Dragor said. "Tell me where the crown is!"

"Not on your life!" Mike shouted. "I've hidden it somewhere you'll never find it!!"

Dragor was about to rip Mike's head off by this point. However, out from underneath the ground, the Bushwoolies popped up, carrying the crown from the Royal Paradise with them!

"We got the crown," one said. "What do we do with it now?"

"Yeah, what now? What now?" the other Bushwoolies asked. "What now? Yeah, what now?"

"Oh no," Mike groaned. "I told you guys not to come to the Estate with that!"

"Ah ha," Dragor said, dropping Mike. He took the crown from the Bushwoolies and held it up. "At last, I've got it! Ha, ha, and now, Ponyland will be mine!"

"Mike, you gave it to the Bushwoolies?!" Lofty shouted.

"It was a good idea at the time," Mike said, shrugging. "How was I to know they'd come back with it?"

Dragor put the crown on his head, and the ground began to shake again. Everyone was knocked off their feet. Dragor laughed, as a chunk of the land rose high into the air. The group below stared at him.

"What are we going to do?" Shady asked. "Ponyland's doomed!"

"I'd jump up there and grab the crown," Bow Tie said. "But I can't jump that high."

"I can't, either," Sundance replied.

"I'm gonna go for the double inside out loop!" Fire Fly shouted. "And knock the crown off his head!"

Fire Fly flew into the air, and did her trick. Before she could even do a loop, Dragor blasted her, and she fell. CRASH!

"You'll never win now, little ponies!" he shouted, cackling madly.

"Don't bet on it, Dragon Breath!" Fluey shouted, jumping on Tiffany. "Blast off, Tiffany!"

Tiffany gripped her magic wand in her teeth, and took to the air. She aimed, and blasted a piece of magic at Dragor. It hit him square in the chest. He backed up a little, but that didn't stop him. He blasted at Tiffany, but she blocked it with her magic wand.

"Come on, Princess Ponies!" Lofty shouted. "She can't do it by herself!"

"All of us need to use our wands on this creep," Starburst said.

The Princess Ponies aimed their magic wands at Tiffany's beam. A bright light shot towards them, and a rainbow came out of the combined magic. The rainbow sailed towards Dragor, and blasted him.

"Noooo!" he shouted. "This can't happen!"

"You lose, Dragon Breath!" Fluey shouted, grabbing the crown. He tossed it downwards. Princess Primrose caught it on her head.

"I'm queen this time!" she shouted, happily.

"Best two out of three," Starburst said.

Dragor began screaming. Bright lights came out of nowhere. It was the wizard's magic, shooting out of him in all directions. Whatever the beams hit was blasted beyond recognition.

"Everybody scatter!" Mike yelled.

Every single Pegasus pony flew into the air to avoid the beams. The unicorns winked out. Everybody else ducked for cover. Tiffany started flying higher into the air.

"Not too high, Tiffany," Fluey said, looking down. "I don't think I'd like to fall off at this altitude!"

Tiffany didn't listen. She just used her magic wand to zap away the beams coming from Dragor, who was about to explode. Finally, KA-BLAM! Dragor was blown to pieces, but his magic was flying all over the place.

"How long can this go on?" Mike shouted, ducking a beam.

"It shouldn't be too much longer," Paradise replied.

Everyone continued to duck the beams, trying to avoid getting fried. Tiffany continued to try to fight off the beams with her magic.

"Something's going to give soon!" she shouted. "I can feel it!"

One of the beams came on at an extremely fast pace. Tiffany wasn't able to blast it with her magic wand, and it hit her. She let out a loud scream, and began bucking like a bronco right in the air.

"Whooaaa, Tiffany, wait a minute!" Fluey shouted, struggling to maintain a hold on Tiffany's back.

"Princess Tiffany, stop!" Paradise shouted, flying into the air. "He's going to fall off!"

Tiffany didn't stop. She continued to scream and panic, until Fluey indeed fell off her back, and plunged downward.

"Tiffany!" he screamed.

"Oh no!" Micky shouted.

"I can't look!" Peter yelled, covering his eyes.

"Oh dear!" Tiffany shouted.

"Hurry before he hits!" Fire Fly yelled, zooming into the air.

Paradise, Heart Throb, Fire Fly, and Tiffany zoomed into the woods where Fluey had been falling.

"Come on!" Mike shouted.

Mike, Jerry, Peter, Twilight, Sundance, and Bow Tie ran for the woods. Peter was practically biting his nails.

"I hope one of the pegasi caught him," he said. "If they didn't, I'll never forgive myself."

"Forget it, Peter," Mike said. "This isn't your fault. This isn't anybody's fault."

"I'm going to see if I can wink to him," Twilight said. "I wish, I wish, I wish!"

Twilight disappeared then. The others kept walking. Heart Throb flew over to them, frantically.

"Oh my darlings, I'm so sorry," she said. "I can't find a trace of your nephew, Peter!"

"Maybe Fire Fly or Princess Tiffany caught him," Jerry said.

"Over here!" Twilight shouted. "Quick, everybody!"

The group ran over to where Twilight was standing. Princess Tiffany, Fire Fly, and Paradise were hovering over the same spot. Mike ran over, and pushed his way through the ponies.

"Stand back, everybody," he said. "Give the kid some air."

Peter ran over as well. Fluey was laying on the ground, completely motionless. Mike was looking over him, checking for broken bones. He turned to Peter and shook his head.

"That was too bad a fall," he said. "I don't know how he could survive it."

"Are you trying to tell me . . . ." Peter said, but he couldn't finish.

"There's not still a chance that he's still alive?" Jerry asked.

"Even if he broke every bone in his body, he couldn't have survived a fall like that," Mike said, lifting the lifeless teenager off the ground.

"Maybe if we take him to the Moochick," Twilight suggested.

"He should know what we can do," Bow Tie replied.

"Sounds like a good idea to me," Mike said. "Let's go."

The group went directly to the Mushromp to find the Moochick. He checked over every single book he had, but nothing he had could help them.

"I'm afraid it's a lost cause," he said.

"Well, thanks anyway, Mr. Moochick," Mike said.

"I don't know what we're gonna do now," Jerry said.

"Man, his parents are gonna kill me," Peter replied. "I told them when they left Fluey with us that I would make sure nothing happened to him, and look at this."

"I think I might have an idea," Princess Royal Blue said. "Let's get back to the Estate."

The group followed Princess Royal Blue to Paradise Estate. Gusty and Lickety Split were busy trying to put it back together again.

"I hope you guys have a solution to this problem," Lickety Split said to the Princess Ponies.

"As a matter of fact, we do," Royal Blue replied. "We'll fix the Estate up in a jiffy, right after we take care of a little business."

"What are you gonna do?" Mike asked.

"Maybe we can use our magic wands," Royal Blue said.

"It's worth a try at least," Tiffany said. "That is, if you'll allow us to perform magic on your nephew, Peter."

"Well . . . ." Peter said, thinking it over. "I guess in the state Fluey's in now, I don't think it would hurt him."

The Princess Ponies stood in a circle, and touched their wands together. Mike set Fluey down on the ground, and waited. A rainbow shot out of the Princess Ponies' wands, and surrounded Fluey in the light. Everyone else had to shield their eyes, because the light was so bright. When the rainbow cleared, it appeared as if nothing had happened.

"I think your wands' batteries just died," Mike said.

"Wait," Serena said.

A few seconds later, Fluey started to lean upward. He stretched, and groaned.

"Did we vanquish the villain or not?" he asked. Peter started laughing.

"Where did you pick that up?" he asked.

"I'm thirteen. TV is my life."

Peter just started to laugh. Everyone else began jumping around and cheering. Then the Princess Ponies got their wands together again, and their rainbow surrounded Paradise Estate, restoring it back to the way it had always been.

"I say this calls for a celebration," Paradise said.

"I guess we get to have that party for the Princess Ponies after all," Micky replied.

The Princess Ponies used their wands to create decorations for the party. It was the best party the little ponies had ever thrown in Ponyland. Peter and Fluey were hanging out with the Princess Ponies, who were showing off with their magic wands.

"I just wanted to thank you Princess Ponies," Peter said. "I don't know what I would have done without your magic wands."

"It was the least we could do," Serena said. "Fluey was a big help in saving not only us and the Royal Paradise, but all of Ponyland, too."

"It wasn't much," Fluey replied, shrugging. "I'm just glad I finally got to see Ponyland."

"But you deserve the praise," Tiffany replied. She took her wand in her mouth and flew into the air. "Therefore, as leader of the Princess Ponies . . . ."

"Hey, I'm the queen around here this time!" Primrose shouted.

"Then with your permission, may I do this, please?" Tiffany asked.

"Sure, go ahead."

"Thank you. As one of the leaders of the Princess Ponies, I dub thee Sir Fluid, honorary knight of the Royal Paradise."

All the little ponies began cheering. Jerry, Mike, Davy, and Peter began applauding, and Micky actually stuck two fingers in his mouth and whistled.

"Thanks, you guys," Fluey said.

"Well, since that adventure's over," Mike said, checking his watch. "I'd say it was time we were heading back."

"Aw, Mike, do we have to?" Micky asked.

"Yeah, we have to," Mike said. "We've got a gig, Jerry's got his radio show, and Fluey's got school."

"Do I really have to go to school?" Fluey asked.

"Even honorary knights need their education, Shotgun," Mike said. "Even Sir Galahad had to take Math."


Everyone started laughing. The boys climbed onto the Pegasus ponies, and then flew back to California.


The End