The Mind Reader

by Mattricole

Chapter 1: The Mind Reader

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“Isn’t this place great, DT?!” Silver Spoon gushed as she looked at the various artifacts in the room.

“Yeah, fantastic,” Diamond Tiara said, her voice dripping in sarcasm as she picked up a stuffed doll with a missing hoof. The two were in Ponyville’s local pawn shop, looking at various used items that nopony wanted. Well, nopony except Silver Spoon of course.

“Oh come on, what about this?” Silver Spoon asked as she showed off an old necklace covered in dirt. “Isn’t it fabulous?”

“...You have strange taste, Silver Spoon,” Diamond Tiara said as she walked away and looked at other junk. How Silver Spoon convinced her to come here she’ll never know. After a few seconds of finding absolutely nothing worthwhile, Diamond Tiara decided to walk up to the counter, glaring at the store owner.

“Hello, how may I help you?” the stallion asked with a smile. Diamond Tiara scoffed in annoyance, that smile looked so fake.

“Is this seriously all you have?!” Diamond Tiara complained, glaring at the various objects in the store. “You have to have something interesting! Like an ancient book I could use to bribe Princess Twilight, or even a fake spider to scare Sweetie Belle! Or maybe a magical amulet like the one that crazy magician had, anything!” Diamond Tiara demanded, slamming her hoof on the counter causing the stallion to cringe.

“Well, I might have something,” the store clerk said as he walked away from the counter and into another room. “Now where did I put it? Let’s see, nope, that’s an old shoe, old shoe, slipper, pin up poster of Rarity in a bikini-”

“Wait, what was that last one?” Silver Spoon asked as she rushed to the counter.

“Oh, this old thing? You can have it,” he said as he tossed the poster to a drooling Silver Spoon.

“See you later, Diamond!” Silver Spoon squee’d as she quickly rushed out the door, causing Diamond Tiara to gag.

She has really strange taste, Diamond Tiara thought as she looked back at the clerk, who was still rummaging through the closet. “Have you found anything yet?!”

“Found it!” the stallion shouted as he finally came out of the closet. He then hoofed over a strange amulet that looked strangely like a red eye, piercing through your soul.

“What the heck is this creepy thing?” Diamond Tiara asked as she poked the amulet.

“It’s just what you wanted, a magical amulet! This allows you to peer into anypony’s mind, effectively making you a mind reader!”

“A mind reader?” Diamond Tiara mumbled as she picked up the amulet, unsure if she should believe him. “Alright, I’ll bite, how much?”

“For you, only 500 bits!” the stallion said, his grin widening.

“Only 500, huh?” Diamond Tiara muttered. Despite the fact most adults in ponyville don’t even make that much in a week, Diamond Tiara had a very large allowance. She would still have some bits left over for a brand new videogame even. “Eh, guess I’ll take it,” Diamond Tiara said with a shrug as she hoofed over the bits and took the amulet.

“It was a pleasure doing business!” he said as he waved goodbye to a retreating Diamond. After she left he counted the bits in the bag, squeeing in excitement. He finally had enough bits to buy a dress from Rarity! The guys at the bar are going to be so jealous! he thought happily, images of stallions buying him a drink at the local gay bar.

It was going to be the best night ever.

“I wonder if this thing actually works?” Diamond Tiara asked as she walked to school the next day. After buying the amulet she immediately went to the game store and bought the new Metal Gear Stallion game, and completely forgot about the amulet. “Well, today’s a good day to test it, I guess,” she said with a shrug and put the amulet on.

“Hey, DT, what’s up?” Silver Spoon called out as she trotted next to Diamond Tiara, and looked at her amulet. “Whoa, nice necklace!”

“Oh, thanks! Got it at that lame pawn shop,” Diamond Tiara shrugged. Well, guess she’s my first test subject, Diamond Tiara thought as she looked at Silver Spoon and concentrated.

Oh, Rarity poster! I don’t care you’re slightly covered in dirt, I love yo- “Huh, DT, what are you looking at?” Silver Spoon asked, cut away from her day dreaming.

“Uh...nothing,” Diamond Tiara said as she picked up her pace, looking away from Silver Spoon in embarrassment. Well, I learned two things today. One: my friend is creepy, and two: the amulet works, she thought with a smirk. Who knows what I could find out with this thing?

“Alright, crusaders, ah think we should try sky diving cutie marks!” Apple Bloom shouted, earning glares from both Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.

“Great, the Cutie Mark Crybabies are at it again,” Silver Spoon grunted in annoyance.

“I just hope they don’t destroy the ice cream store again,” Diamond Tiara replied as she glared at the crusaders. “Those three are such a pain in the flank!” she muttered to herself. It was at that moment an idea popped into her head. Let’s see what those idiots are thinking, she smirked as she looked at Sweetie Belle and concentrated.

La la la la, la la la la, Elmo’s World, la la la la, la la la la, Elmo’s Wor-

“NO!” Diamond Tiara shouted as she quickly reared away from Sweetie Belle, gasping for breath.

“Whoa, you okay, Diamond?” Silver Spoon said as she patted her friend on the back, attempting to calm Diamond Tiara.

“Y-yeah...I’m fine,” Diamond Tiara muttered as she wiped away some sweat. Note to self: never read Sweetie Belle’s mind ever again. Deciding to ignore Sweetie, Diamond Tiara then looked at Apple Bloom and concentrated. Please, please dont’ let her be as dense as I think she is!

Bowling cutie mark? Nah, already tried that. Psychiatrist cutie mark? Nah, too much work. Ooh, maybe ah should try being a dressmaker like Rarity!

“HA! A dressmaker?! You have like zero fashion sense!” Diamond Tiara laughed as she passed by the crusaders.

“W-what?” Apple Bloom muttered, shaking as she looked at Diamond Tiara. “H-how did ya know ah was…”

“Oh, Apple Bloom,” Diamond Tiara said as she patted Apple Bloom’s head in a motherly fashion. “You’re so predictable, it’s almost like I can read your mind!” Diamond Tiara laughed, causing Apple Bloom to tremble in fear.

“A-ah’m not…” Apple Bloom muttered, looking away in embarrassment. Am ah predictable?

“Yes, yes you are,” Diamond Tiara whispered in her ear, causing Apple Bloom to jump up in surprise.

“Hey! You leave Apple Bloom alone!” Scootaloo yelled as she pushed Diamond away. “Just because Apple Bloom’s a little predictable doesn’t mean you have to pick on her!”

“...Thanks, Scoots,” Apple Bloom muttered as she glared at her friend.

“Oh, coming to save your friend?” Diamond Tiara laughed. Let’s see what’s on her mind, right now! Diamond Tiara smirked as she concentrated on Scootaloo.

Wow, that smirk is so hot right now.

“W-what?” Diamond Tiara stuttered, backing away from a glaring Scootaloo.

“I said, ‘leave Apple Bloom alone!’, or are your ears clogged?” What’s so great about Apple Bloom anyways?! You should be picking on me! The way you sound when you laugh at us, the way your eyes sparkle as you glare at us...I want that. LAUGH AT ME! SMIRK AT ME! OH, FOR THE SAKE OF CELESTIA, WHY WON’T YOU LOVE ME?!

“...Scootaloo….you have problems,” Diamond Tiara said as she slowly backed away from Scootaloo.

“Uh...what?” Scootaloo asked as she tilted her head in confusion. “What are you…”

“Let’s just say...you’re as predictable as Apple Bloom,” Diamond Tiara muttered, causing Scootaloo’s eyes to bulge in surprise, her face blushing red in realization.


“Totally out of here,” Diamond Tiara said as she turned around, smacking Scootaloo with her tail as she walked towards the school house.

“D-Diamond Tiara, wait!” Scootaloo called out, her hooves frozen in place as she watched the mare of her dreams trotting away silently. “Why won’t you love me?!” she cried in despair, earning strange looks from the rest of her classmates. Sweetie Belle slowly walked up to her friend and began patting her back gently with a smile.

“...Elmo’s world,” Sweetie sang quietly to herself as she comforted a sobbing Scootaloo.

Leaving the sobbing Scootaloo behind, Diamond finally reached the school house and took the amulet off, glaring at the blasted thing.

“You are totally not worth the trouble,” she mumbled as she tossed it into the nearby trash can and walked inside.

“What trouble?” Silver Spoon muttered as she followed her friend, unsure of what happened just now. As the two friends walked away from the trash can, one pony silently looked through the trash, and smiled as she pulled the amulet out.

“I-I won’t lose you like this! This isn’t over, Diamond Tiara, I will win your love!” Scootaloo declared as she gazed at the amulet. She didn’t know what it was, but she had a feeling it had something to do with Diamond Tiara knowing what she and Apple Bloom were thinking. I will find the secrets of the amulet, and with it, your love.

The End?

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