Oh dear, poor Twilight. Lost her chance to the contents of a supplementary fruit basket.
... you know, sometimes when I come across these kind of random nonsensical comic scenarios, the part of my brain that writes fanfiction still subconsciously tries to automatically find a way to fit this into my head-canon of the show, somehow.
And... low and behold, this is what the concept for a respective fanfiction would be like (not that I would actually write it, I've got other things to write on my plate already);
Well, the ending part with Celestia outright rejecting Twilight can't really be reconciled with her character. However, it is still possible to create a scenario in which such a news article would come to be, I'll get back to that at the end.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Princess Celestia's spell gets redirected by Pinkie and hits the orange. The spell has taken quite a significant amount of magic out of Celestia, so she can't just go and cast it again on Twilight right afterward.
So, the orange now has gained unicorn-horn, pegasus wings and earth-pony magic. And due to a legal technicallity - some positively ancient laws, that not even Celestia can just go and change on a whim, not without jumping through countless legal hoops and centuries worth of bureaucratic apparatus first - that qualifies the orange as a member of the ruling house of Equestria.
And while Princess Luna finds the whole situation inappropriately amusing, Princess Celestia is exasperated about the fact that, yes, they in fact have to organise a coronation for an Orange. The nobility is in tumult - behind closed doors, the respective houses' members are each furiously ranting about how this is a "disgrace", a "farce" and an "outrage", and such. However, the idea of speaking up / insulting what legally is considered an alicorn-princess strikes them as an unfavourable move, so outwardly, the nobility seems overly accepting of this ridiculous new addition to the throne, every one of them afraid to be the one to make the wrong move and be ostracized by the rest of the noble houses, even going so far as to one-up each other in their displays of "acceptance".
Then, the foreign dignitaries arive with gifts for the newest member of the royal family. ...unfortunatelly, these gifts include a number of obligatory complimentory fruit baskets. Some of which include oranges, of course.
Now before Princess Celestia can even say anything, the foreign dignitaries - completely uncertain about the meaning of the current situation - try to awkwardly backpaddle by stating that these fruits aren't for eating, they're... uh... royal consorts, yes! (I'm not sure if I'm using the word correctly, but you can guess what I mean.) Now Princess "Citrusia" - somepony in the castle staff came up with the name and everypony else just assumed it was "her" official title - has an entire "harem" of fruit to "choose from".
That is, of course, before Prince Blueblood proposes mariage to Equestria's newest alicorn-princess. Nopony knows if he is really taking it seriously (hard to tell if his horribly botched attempt at peotic flattery is sincere or not), or if he just sees this as a ploy to obtain power by legally elevating his status while otherwise remaining unbound, seeing how an orange cannot really object to anything. It is only by the immediate intervention of Princess Celestia that the overeager prince cannot take the lack of an answer as an awestriken acceptence of his offer (after all, silence means: no rejection - unlike many other mares who were rather vocal about their rejections) "How do you know it is female?" "Of course it is female, it is an alicorn-princess!"
Then somepony in the nobility got the bright idea to make an outraged scene at some other noble's dinner-party for serving fruit to make themselves seem like "the better pony". "Princess Citrusia will be displeased!" This of course resulted in a chain-reaction leading up to a petition to ban fruit- and vegetable sales throughout Equestria, and a pseudo-official ban on fruits and veggies in Canterlot effective immediatelly. Which of course is where some intermission with Applejack could be brought in, suddenly being chastized(?) at the market by some snobs from Canterlot, and other farmers becoming frantic and panicking about their future, which in turn crashes the stockmarket.
Then, on top of everything else, it turns out the orange has actually gained a form of very limited sentience. It may have taken a while to manifest, but suddenly, the orange takes off from the throne, and flies outta the window. Celestia, at this point highly aggrevated by how much chaos a simple, non-responsive orange with wings and a horn has caused, is even more concerned what the reaction to an actually responsive alicorn-orange would be. Thusly, she orders the guard to take chase and bring back the orange. But... at this point, none of the guards actually want to risk laying a hoof on what has generally become accepted to be an Equestrian princess, and tackling the orange out of the air could be considered assault... After much back and forth, one of the guards suggests simply throwing a net - that would stop the orange, but wouldn't exactly be assault either. However, his idea is shot down by another guard pointing out that the orange's wings would get caught in the net, and that it would fall - and nopony knows if it, being an orange, would survive even a 2 meter drop without going "splat!", and then that would be high treason and assassination of a member of the royal family.
So in the end, it is Princess Celestia herself who takes chase. Strangely, the orange seems to be attracted to books, and causes all sorts of chaos in the Canterlot library. Though when Celestia arrives - now very aggrevated, vaguely spouting threats of "banishing the damn orange to the moon" just to resolve the situation - the orange flees and the chase ends with the orange fluttering through a narrow opening into somepony's attic. Celestia tries to follow, but alas, she can only just manage to squeeze her head through. Princess Celestia considers teleporting herself in, but there doesn't appear to be enough space to materialize. She briefly contemplates levitating the roof off of the building, but that would probably structurally damage the building. So she only stay in this awkward position, with the rest of her body stuck outside rump-first. The orange, meanwhile is fluttering about wildly in the enclosed space, crashing into things and toppling boxes stored in the attic, and Celestia takes notice that it seems almost as if it is panicking. With no other avenues, she tries to "sweet-talk" the darn thing into coming out, something to the effect of "Come here, little orange, come heeeereee, Orange-orange-orange!" (As derived from the ancient chinese proverb: "Come here, kitty-kitty-kitty!")
That doesn't really do anything, though when the next toppled box reveals a stack of quills and some parchment, the orange actually stops briefly and - surprisingly - picks up one of the quills with its telekinesis, flailing it around on the parchment. Not that it produces any words, mind you, it just puts a quill that doesn't even have ink to a page and starts moving the quill around erratically with no rhyme or reason. It then flutters off and lands on a stack of books in the other corner of the attic. In a strange, roundabout way, this reminds Celestia of something that took place when Twilight was a little filly and still lived in the castle with her. Muttering her student's name out loud seems to spark the orange's interest, and Celestia has a dawning suspicion.
In a hilarious twist, it turns out the orange thinks itself to be Twilight Sparkle - or, well, as much as a only mildly sentient fruit can think anything, anyway. At least it has picked up some traits from Celestia's most faithful student, that much becomes apparent.
Cue the pseudo-sciency explanation for how this makes sense: "But of course!" Celestia groaned, her face impacting on the attic's floor with a mild "thud" in absense of the extremeties required to perform a "face hoof", as her hooves were stuck outside with the rest of her body. With Twilight right in the path of the spell, some of her aura must have bled into it. Not that Twilight had been actively casting, though being such a potent mage, she didn't have to. The sheer force of the alicorn-spell had ripped that part of her aura right out of the air. And, much like the way a spellcaster's personality can have a minor effect on an item enchanted with a "come-to-life"-spell, it would seem this little side-effect of the spell left enough of an imprint on the newly emerging "mind" - if you can call it that, it is a barely sentient orange, after all - that it seems to respond positively to Princess Celestia calling it "her most faithful student", and trying not to let her exasperation seep into her voice.
...unbeknownst to Celestia, the eternal sungoddess' rump sticking out from under a rooftop has attracted quite some attention - and some of the more eager pegasus reporters taking snap shots end up overhearing bits and pieces of a muffled, decidedly one-sided conversation.
The very next day, the Equestria Times reports on "Princess Citrusia Coronated", and Princess Celestia is quoted to have titled her "[her] [new] most faithful student".
All the while, while Princess Celestia is occupied with the ridiculousness of it all, Twilight is balling her eyes out about the whole thing. Pinkie Pie feels really, really bad about it, too.
And while Spike tries to argue that the newsarticle can't be accurate, and that the same newspaper had previously reported stories such as "Former supermodel Fluttershy reforms Discord - Former spirit of chaos to propose soon" and "Too good to be true - Which supermodels are really changelings?". Twilight eventually has a psychotic breakdown, coming to the conclusion that the only way to get back in her mentor's good favor is to sabotage the orange's work as Princess Celestia's "new most faithful student". (It could be presented in such a way that the reader would suspect Twilight to plan "making orange-juice", while in reality her plan consists of devilishly rearanging the orange-princess' schedule in such a fashion that it will be impossible to attend all its meetings, and such.)
And with a manic grin, assuring herself repeatedly that "ANd I knOw foR aBSoLute ceRtaIn - That EveRytHiNg ...eeeeverrrythiiing... yeees, eeeeverrrythiiing will be fine." Pinkie Pie herself is all too eager to help - after all, Twilight is smiling again, even if it's an insane psycho smile, it's better than the alternative. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
How the whole things ends? That is a story for another time.
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