Just after Pipsqueak arrived at the courtyard of Canterlot château after escaping the oxen group he was cooped up in, he started to get angry and question why all this bad luck had come his way. "Why can't I just help her without all this bad stuff coming my way?" he would usually say in anger. That was the most of his problems because Steve, the little Cerberus Mongrel, still had his sights set on the little colt. Hoping not to get caught, he hid in the bushes until the right time.
Pipsqueak was still angered over why he's unable to help Luna. "I wish I was big already!" he cried out in a very loud voice. Just then, a small, light blue gust of wind near him distracted him from his anger and changed into surprise. Steve also caught sight of what was currently happening at the moment. Then suddenly, a figure came out of the light blue gusts. That specific figure was Trixie herself, and her appearance frightened both Pipsqueak and Steve, though it scared the beast plus so it would hide in the deeper part of the bushes. "Well now," Trixie began, "I couldn't help but overhear your complaint. I can help reason with you, though. What seems to be the problem?"
"I just want to be able to help Luna," Pipsqueak began, "but all I get is bad luck. If toi could, maybe toi could use an age spell on me so I can help Luna. " "But listen, little one," Trixie replied, "you know you're to young to help out the Queen for the fair tonight. Plus, toi have no real reason why toi want me to turn toi into a handsome stallion." The little tyke was not amused from that reply, so he said, "Of course I have reasons! When I was getting fleurs for her, I almost got eaten par a Cerberus. I was also carried off par a large group of oxen when she wanted me to visit her at the stables. And when I was going to give her something, I was scared off par a big scary lady! She gets to be with big ponies like her, so why can't I?"
Trixie may not be prudent, but she saw those as formidable reasons as to why Pipsqueak wants be be bigger. "Well," she said, "I guess there isn't much of a choice for me but to grant toi your wish. But I must warn toi that magic will ALWAYS come with a price. Do toi understand me?" Pipsqueak, now filled with excitement, a dit he understood. He was then told to stay still so the age spell could work on him. She then cast the spell on him and he became a grown stallion in the blink of an eye. "As of now," Trixie said, "you should take the name of Piercing Arrow. If toi call yourself Pipsqueak in this form, none will take toi seriously." "I understand that well," a dit the new and improved Pipsqueak, now temporarily known as Piercing Arrow. This was also good news for Steve because he saw what happened. This meant there would be plus nourriture for the three heads of the Cerberus Mongrel that is Steve himself, who will stop at nothing to eat Pipsqueak/Piercing Arrow.
Out in the fields, on his way to the construction site of the fairgrounds, the new and improved Pipsqueak, excited to see Luna, though it comes at a cost, stopped on occasion to admire his new looks. He would also recite what he would say upon meeting the Queen herself. Upon coming to a bridge, he sees her. "There she is!" he a dit to himself. He recited what to say once more, saying, "My Queen, I, Piercing Arrow, am here to aid toi in whatever toi need!" Unknown to his surroundings, Steve was right above him in a tree. When "Piercing Arrow" moved, the beast jumped, only to find himself miss and land in a buisson, bush filled with burs. Poor thing came out with burs all over him, even on his three heads.
Construction was going good for the fairgrounds as it was almost complete. Luna could be seen checking things off of a checklist she held. As soon as Piercing Arrow found her, he tried to introduce himself, not paying attention to a bucket of cement coming towards him, hitting him in the face. Everyone caught sight of the incident, but PA was alright, having hurt part of his dignity, but it didn't matter. He was ready to help Luna. After introductions, Luna said, "I'm going to go back to the château now. Would toi like to come?" "Dig- I mean, I would most certainly like to come with you," Piercing Arrow corrected himself. He didn't want to expose his true identity. While on the way to the castle, Luna saw PA run away from something... a swarm of angry bees. He accidentally knocked over a beehive and he became the target for the whole swarm of bees. He successfully got away, only to act like a ditz again, but he ran into a tree. Just as soon as Luna flew up to him, he was already on the ground. He had a few fleurs from the arbre fall on him. Once again, his dignity was hurt some more, but it still mattered little.
"i'm going to go see if Celestia, my older sister will come," Luna a dit just as the two entered the castle. "Right now, would toi mind finding a vase for these flowers?" "Will do, ma'am," Piercing Arrow said. As soon as she left, he also said, "This is much harder than I thought." It WILL be harder for him because Steve, following him still, devised a distraction. He found a little plat, plateau of food, grabbed an apple, placed it on the ground, and tapped on the floor. Piercing Arrow turned to see the pomme and tried to pick it up, but he then saw Steve glaring at him. "CERBERUS!!!" he cried, turning around and running away with Steve on hot pursuit. PA ran to a dead end, thinking he was going to die when suddenly, a dark blue aura got Steve and put him to sleep. "I'll take care of him," a dit Luna, taking away the sleeping Cerberus Mongrel.
It was about 5:00, and the fair had been complete, but not opened. Piercing Arrow was getting ready for the upcoming event but suddenly stopped when he heard some familiar voices. He looked and he found his parents, along with Silver Spoon, Featherweight and his girlfriend, Diamond Tiara, and Cheerilee, all worried about where Pipsqueak was. "Maybe he went accueil because something happened," his father said. "I wonder where he could be," both his mother and Silver Spoon said. "Piercing Arrow went up to the group and said, "Here I am!" But much to his dismay, he scared everyone into running away. "WAIT!!!" he cried out, but nobody listened. "It's me," he a dit silently. He also found something familiar... his little red pirate hat from Nightmare Night which he would usually wear.
Poor Piercing Arrow. It seems that his new form from his regular Pipsqueak body wasn't working out very well. "I suppose it won't work out too well," a dit a voice. It was Trixie's voice, and she was behind him. She asked, "Are toi getting used to your new body?" "Oh, yes. It's, uh, pretty good," Piercing Arrow said. Knowing that was a lie, Trixie asked, "Even at scaring those dearest to you?" PA, with a sigh of grief, said, "They all ran away, even Featherweight. I'm already regretting this. All because of my insatiable desire." Trixie felt sympathy for the poor dude.Slowly disappearing, she said, "I told toi that magic will always come with a price. I'm sorry toi had to go through this."
There was a sudden knock on the door, which was probably the thing Trixie disappeared from. Opening the door, Piercing Arrow found the Royal Duke of the Kingdom of Griffondon, saying, "Glad you're here. The Queen has asked me to tell toi that you're a VIP for the dance at the fair tonight. Will toi come?" Upon hearing that, PA said, "Diggity!" The two went off with the Duke saying, "I've never heard of such a phrase." Back at the door, Diamond Tiara had listened to the conversation and recognized what Piercing Arrow said. "Maybe this 'Piercing Arrow' person could be Pipsqueak," she a dit to herself. She has something going on, and it must be done tonight.
It was about 6:30 when the Canterlot Fair had been opened. Queen Luna had cut the red ribbon for everyone to enter. It looked like everyone was going to have a good time, but Diamond Tiara and Featherweight were already looking for Piercing Arrow, whom they believe it's Pipsqueak because it is. "Are toi sure he's here, Diamond?" Featherweight asked. "I'm sure he's here, Feather," she said, "We have to look hard and all over the place." Steve was also at the fair, still looking for his target. He knew he would cause a riot if he was exposed, so he usually ran into shadows so nobody could spot an eye on him.
There was a dancing square at some far part of the fairgrounds. Plenty of different stallions and mares grouped up together and danced to a lively tune of music. Piercing Arrow was there, but had nobody to dance with, not because he was lonely. It was because he didn't feel like it. He was enjoying his night, though, yet he thought if him becoming an adult was wise. "Would toi like to dance with me?" someone suivant to him asked. He turned to look and see who it was, and the poney who asked him was, in fact, Luna! She was holding out her hand in terms of invitation. "I'd l’amour to, my Queen," Piercing Arrow said, lightly putting his hand on hers. They got up, walked to the dance floor, and danced in a slow, romantic way. This may be the best thing that's happening for our "stallion" right now!
After the dance, Piercing Arrow asked Luna, "Might I get toi something to eat?" She accepted, and PA went off. He was near a cotton Candy booth when suddenly, he felt something very strange go on, as if he was being followed. To ease the tension, he went to a siège on a Ferris Wheel. It wasn't going to be a good idea because the siège he got on was already taken... par Steve! Giving a low growl and a glare of his three sets of teeth, Piercing Arrow turned to see the beast sitting suivant to him. Piercing Arrow was so scared, he didn't notice that he backed off the edge of the Wheel, and they were at the very top! Luckily, there was a deep dunking pool down below, where he landed. He survived the fall, but may not be so lucky against Steve. And what's worse for the foolish Cerberus is that everyone saw the incident and ran from the mere sight of him.
Piercing Arrow ran as fast as he could away from the beast. He also found a nearby barrel where he could hide in. Steve had to look for his prey once more, but he was also being followed par some guards who were ready to capture Steve and throw him back to the pits of Tartarus. Meanwhile, in the barrel, Piercing Arrow knew that all of this was his fault. "Why must this happen so suddenly?!" he cried out in woe. "I wish Trixie was here," he also said, suddenly hearing a voice saying, "Come out of there!" It happened to be Trixie, who ran towards the barrel Piercing Arrow happened to be in.
Poking his head out, he said, "I don't think I can take all of this anymore. I want to be my regular form again." Trixie said, "But first, that monster must be stopped. I hear that toi can put it to sleep with musique from a lyre." She then asked, "Do toi think toi can do it?" "I don't know. It's been trying to eat me this whole day," Piercing Arrow replied. "You would do anything for Luna. She might be in danger, too," a dit Trixie, getting the coward in the barrel to come out, yet slowly. "I guess I could try to do it," he said, taking the lyre Trixie was holding with her magic. He then went out in the open and called out to Steve. The beast caught him and ran very fast towards him, plowing through the surrounding guards. At that moment, PA began playing the lyre. Its soothing sound began to calm Steve down as he slowed down and started to feel sleepy. Steve became so sleepy that he stopped close to the player and fell asleep, finally being taken back to the château instead of Tartarus.
After Steve was taken away, everyone started to cheer for their hero. They all ran to him to thank him for his bravery. Even Luna was there to thank him, but she also had to expose his true identity. "Everyone," she said, "I have to tell toi that this Rebelle stallion doesn't truly look like this." She then cast a spell which reverted Piercing Arrow back to his child form. He was back to being Pipsqueak. "I know this may be disappointing," Luna continued, "but he was still Rebelle enough to stop that beast." The crowd was appalled to hear such a thing, but they still cheered for him and thanked him for his bravery. Then came Diamond Tiara, Featherweight, and Pip's parents. His parents hugged him tightly, his mother saying, "We thought toi were at home. We thought toi changed your mind. Little did we know toi would be Rebelle enough to save us." She had tears of joy welling up, knowing that this was Pipsqueak's greatest achievement.
Shortly after, when Pipsqueak was alone with his parents and Luna, he said, "I want to tell toi all something. After I was going through bad stuff this day, I wanted to be big so that none of those would happen. Little did I know that I wouldn't be the same kind of poney I'd be unless I myself change. I'm sorry that I lied to all of you." But his mom said, "Why would toi say that toi lied? Your father and I have known that toi were part of Luna when toi first became the best of Friends with her, even before she became Queen. I understand how toi felt, my son, and I'd like to say that I'm quite proud of you." Pipsqueak then smiled. He felt plus comforted now since she a dit that.
"Also," Luna began, "not only did toi stop that little Cerberus from causing trouble, toi potentially saved many lives tonight. You've shown an excellent amount of fortitude." It was then time for a group hug as everyone joined in. Diamond Tiara and Featherweight, suddenly, came running up to Pip, thanking him and giving him a hug as well. This must have turned out to be Pipsqueak's best time ever, even though his adulthood didn't last long. In the shadows, Trixie shot some magical fireworks in the sky, producing a montrer to make the night better. I guess one could say that Pipsqueak's time with Luna was the best they had and will remember for a long time.