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Pinkie's Labyrinth

by axxuy

There was a pink mare in her garden,
And this is the story she starred in.
She was helped by Discord
Because he was bored
Together they nearly did her yard in.

So a draconequus walked into a pastry shop, and he said to the mare at the counter "Pinkie, can I have a croissant."

"Sure! Anything else?"

"That'll be it, thank you."

Pinkie narrowed her eyes at him. "Not even a punchline?"

"That comes later."

"Okie dokie!"

"Actually, there is one more thing. Fluttershy's out of town. I don't suppose you're busy with anything?"

Sugarcube Corner was indeed empty, the lunch rush having passed.

"I was just going to do some gardening," Pinkie said.

"Delightful! I wouldn't mind lending a hoof, claw, paw... Take your pick." Discord held out and assortment of limbs.

Pinkie took the tentacle. It wrapped itself around her head in a friendly hug. "Right this way." She lead him down the stairs. A stern iron door was at the bottom of the stairs, guarding the basement.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Pinkie and Discord.
The basement door didn't want anything to do with that and got right out of the way.

"Huh, usually he at least tries to stay closed, anyway, next is the labyrinth."

"You have a labyrinth to your underground garden?" Discord said.

"You don't?"

He scoffed. "What kind of draconequus do you take me for? Of course I do. I'm simply impressed." He stroked his beard. "Although... what sort of labyrinth is it? Are there two guards at the entrance, one of whom always lies and the other tells the truth? Recently on sale at Labyrinths and Mazes, Chaosville, Equestria?"

"Mmmmaybe."

"I suppose it is a classic. But it still has a few surprises." He didn't say anything to the guards. "I could ask them a question, or I could just go through the right door." And he opened the one on the right. "I've mixed up right and wrong and right and left, but never both at the same time."

"Oh you're good."

They continued walking through the twisting passages. "Pinkie, I just saw a sphinx walk by, but still no plants. Is there actually a garden down here, or is it just riddles?"

"It's a garden of the mind," Pinkie said with a cartwheel. "We're close to the end if you want to leave. Which I kinda do, I'm getting thirsty."

Her eyes suddenly went wide with fear. "Discord, tell me you didn't."

"I didn't do anything, I just promised there would be one," he said solemnly.

Sure enough, to Pinkie's despair, they rounded the last corner and saw a table with a bowl of punch standing at the threshold of the exit. A long line of ponies stretched down the corridor.

"Noooooooooo!" Pinkie cried.