The Shy and the Knight ch. 3Chapter 3
Words could not describe how Yorkshire felt when the girl he was in love with invited him in her cottage for tea. She took him into a beautifully crafted room, filled with flowers and animals. "Wow! You keep animals in here too?" he asked.
"Of course." Fluttershy replied. "I enjoy the animals' company in here."
Suddenly from under a table, a white bunny dashed out from underneath. It quickly climbed on top of Yorkshire's head and started to thump it repeatedly with one of its large feet. "Ow!" it heard him exclaim. It jumped off of his head and dashed upstairs.
"Oh Angel, that wasn't very nice." she said softly to the bunny from downstairs.
Yorkshire rubbed his head in little pain. "That bunny doesn't really seem to like me." he said.
"He's just not used to other ponies. You'll get used to Angel." she said. "You mind waiting in here while I go make some tea that is if uh you're alright with that?" she asked with a little smile, blushing.
"I don't mind at all." he replie
The Shy and the Knight ch. 1Chapter 1The Shy and the Knight ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a bright early morning in the town of Ponyville. The sun was always brought up by the ruler of the land of Equestria, Princess Celestia, while her younger sister, Princess Luna brought down the moon from the night.
In the home of Twilight Sparkle, a purple unicorn who was a practitioner of magic, she slept in her library filled with books of magic. She rested her head on a couple of books on the desk she was reading before she fell asleep out of boredom late in the night. She tossed and turned her head, quietly groaning.
"Must continue research " she said in her sleep. Without noticing, her horn began to glow, making a book from a high shelf glow as well. It slid away from the shelf, beginning to hover high above the snoozing unicorn. Suddenly her horn's glow began to fade. So did the book's glow that was hovering over her. It began to fall and bashed itself onto her head. She woke up in a cry of pain. "Ow!!" she cried. She rubbed her head with her fron
The Shy and the Knight ch. 5Chapter 5The Shy and the Knight ch. 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next afternoon, Twilight Sparkle invited her friends over to the library to hang out. They always had a wonderful time with each other. They filled each other with happiness, laughter, and love.
Spike came over to them reading a book about feminine etiquette. "Hey Fluttershy, I might have something that can help you with Yorkshire."
"Oh?" Fluttershy wondered, turning to him. "Help with what?"
"I found this book on female etiquette and I was thinking that this could give you useful tips when you and Yorkshire are together." he replied.
She smiled and shook her head. "No thank you." she said politely and quiet. "I do not need any books to help me with occasions like with me and Yorkshire. I like how it's going for the both of us so far."
"Well, if you insist." Spike threw away the book. He suddenly felt a loud rumble in his stomach. He groaned quietly, placing his hands on it. "I don't feel so good "
"What's wrong, Spike?" Twilight Sparkle asked.
Suddenly, he burped gr
The Shy and the Knight ch. 2Chapter 2The Shy and the Knight ch. 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As a new morning began, the sun slowly rose over Sweet Apple Acres. A rooster cried out, calling the time of dawn.
In the old barn, the knights rested peacefully; nothing to disturb their slumber. Yorkshire opened his eyes, being the first to wake up. He yawned silently and quietly smacked his lips. He raised his head to look around. He saw that his older fellow knights were still heavily asleep. Penarth was sleeping on his back with his legs bent, standing in the air, his mouth open with his tongue hanging out. Of course, that was how he always slept after an hour of going to bed.
Yorkshire chuckled quietly. "Oh Penarth, you humorous fool..." he said with a smile. He stood up from his pile of hay and walked off of it. He strapped his belt onto himself with his sword still attached and a carrying bag attached on the other side. He walked to the doors and quietly opened them. He went off outside and closed the door behind him, leaving his comrades to rest longer. He felt his h
The Shy and the Knight ch. 7Chapter 7The Shy and the Knight ch. 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The other girls and knights decided to go separate as well and meet back at the castle in two hours, but they also thought it would be nice if each girl had one of the knights to accompany them. Yorkshire was with Fluttershy, and Knighton was spending time with Princess Luna so Twilight and Spike went off together just to take a look around the Gala to see what they could do together. That left Llanfair going with Pinkie Pie, Tregaron went with Rarity, Penarth with Rainbow Dash, and Rhayader with Applejack. All went to different sections of the Grand Galloping Gala.
Pinkie Pie and Llanfair walked through the crowds together. Pinkie Pie was taking him to her favorite part of the Gala.
"So, what do you like best about the Gala?" Llanfair asked Pinkie Pie.
"I love the concession stands!" she replied happily, hopping up and down. "There are so many yummy goodies to try! And the rides! I love the rides so much!"
He smiled. "To be honest, I've never really had the pleasure to try c
The Shy and the Knight ch. 4Chapter 4The Shy and the Knight ch. 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After a while together, Applejack decided to invite her friends over for lunch. They took a nice stroll through Ponyville while heading to Sweet Apple Acres. When they later arrived, they all saw three fillies wearing buckets for helmets and fighting each other with sticks like swords in their mouths. They were known as the Cutie Mark Crusaders: Apple Bloom, younger sister of Applejack, Sweetie Belle, younger sister of Rarity, and Scootaloo.
"Take that, evil one!" Apple Bloom shouted, heading for Scootaloo. She swung her stick, but was blocked by her opponent's stick.
"You are no match for me, knight!" Scootaloo replied with a grin. She jumped back, then jumped forward swinging her stick at Apple Bloom
Suddenly, Sweetie Belle charged after both of them head on with a loud war cry. She suddenly tripped and began to tumble towards her friends. She crashed into them, making them fall also. They looked at each other, seeing if they were alright, then started to laugh.
The Shy and the Knight ch. 6Chapter 6The Shy and the Knight ch. 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Two days down, one day to go until the Grand Galloping Gala arrived.
Rarity spent her daily hours for the past two days to create luscious outfits for two very special ponies: Fluttershy and Yorkshire. After hours of using magic and hard work, the outfits were finally done. She had them displayed on pony mannequins to see how they look. She examined Fluttershy's first. Her outfit included a small crown of brown and yellow fake leaves and vines. The long silk dress that reached over to the hind legs had various colors of the autumn season: red, orange, and yellow. Slippers were on the front hooves with silk straps wrapped around the ankles up to the knees. "Just like how she would've wanted it to be." Rarity said to herself. "Now to look at Yorkshire's outfit." His was no exception. The surcoat of the outfit was green and white that reached to the flank, covering it. On the front, a black eagle with white detailed outlines was sewed on with its wings spread open almost touchin
The Shy and the Knight ch. 15Chapter 15The Shy and the Knight ch. 154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the royal palace of Canterlot, Princess Celestia sat on her throne with worry and discomfort. All she could think about was her little sister's safety and hopes of seeing her again. With Princess Luna being away for a long time again, it brought back the painful memories of her banishment to the moon a thousand years ago. She let out a quiet but heavy sigh. "It has been so long since I've felt this much emptiness inside " she said to herself, feeling intense pain in her heart. She closed her eyes and then opened them, letting a tear run down her cheek and fall to the floor. Not caring if anypony was around, she hung her head down and began to quietly cry. "Luna please return home safely " before she could to fall into deeper despair, she felt a gust of wind starting to blow through her mane gently. She slowly raised her head up, noticing that her mane wasn't the only thing that was being blown by the mysterious wind. She looked up, seeing the large banners
The Shy and the Knight ch. 12Chapter 12The Shy and the Knight ch. 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At the public library while Twilight Sparkle was asleep, Spike quietly got up from his basket bed and walked downstairs to get a snack. He walked over to the cabinet to see what he could munch on. He yawned with his mouth opened very wide. "Stupid stomach " he whispered to himself. "Why does it always have to wake me up this morning with the feeling of hunger ?" he reached for the cabinet handle, but suddenly felt much stronger gurgling coming from his stomach. He clenched his stomach and groaned quietly. "Ooooh I don't know if it's what I ate last night or more hunger sounds " he suddenly burped loudly with green fire shooting out.
Twilight Sparkle suddenly woke up from the sound of Spike's burp. She groaned in frustration. "Spike ! Don't burp when somepony's trying to sleep !" she said to him harshly.
Spike looked and saw the fire turning into a scroll. "Hey Twilight! Princess Celestia sent you a letter!" he said to her.
She let out another g
The Shy and the Knight ch. 8Chapter 8The Shy and the Knight ch. 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The guard led the knights and mares to another large pair of doors. The doors slowly opened, revealing a smaller throne room. There, they saw the two princesses, Knighton, Yorkshire, and Fluttershy waiting for them. They entered the room walking towards the steps where the princesses were standing above.
Princess Celestia gave them a warm welcoming smile.
The guard, the mares and knights all bowed before her.
"Welcome to my council room, where all of my private meetings take place." Celestia said.
"Thank you your majesty." Llanfair said. "May I ask for what business you have bringing us here?" he asked with a curious look on his face.
"What do you want to talk to us about?" Yorkshire asked. "I'm wondering that too."
She giggled. "I have wonderful news to tell you six then." she explained. "Knighton has told me about your victory against a dark army. Your story has moved me dearly. Your courage and dedication to protect those in need are just what we need here in the city of C
The Shy and the Knight ch. 9Chapter 9The Shy and the Knight ch. 94 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hundreds of miles away from the land of Equestria was a dark and lifeless land, nothing but dirt and ash blowing around by the wind in the air. The rocky terrains were jagged, and the air was cold as death. It was the land where the dark army was formed. Underneath the land was the lair of fire. There lurked an evil warlock who was responsible for the destruction of towns and for the many deaths of innocent stallions, mares, colts and fillies; Tartarus, a vicious lizard with hard green and black scales, long razor sharp teeth, and bright red and yellow eyes, the creator of the army. He wore armor underneath his dark cloak. In the lair, he slowly waved his arms around a floating glowing orb. Dark streams of mist swirled around them as he began to speak in incantations of a dark language, only to be learned through dark magic. Whispering the words, he looked into the orb and saw the land of Equestria.
"Find them " Tartarus whispered in a dark hissing voice. "Find the survi
The Shy and the Knight Epi.EpilogueThe Shy and the Knight Epi.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
" where they all danced in glee all night, feasting on anything tasty and sweet, and drinking anything bubbly and fizzy." Fluttershy read aloud quietly from a green book sitting on her bed next to a lit candle on her dresser. "And so, Equestria was at peace once more, never to be touched by evil again. Three years later, Princess Luna and Knighton got married, so did the young couple Fluttershy and her knight, Yorkshire after them. After marriage, Knighton stayed with the princess at the Canterlot palace while Yorkshire stayed with Fluttershy at her cottage. Soon, the married couples were each blessed with a foal. Princess Luna gave birth to an adorable colt while Fluttershy gave birth to a very cute little filly. The new mothers loved their little foals very much and would always love them with all of their hearts. They all still saw their friends and their knightly companions as the days went by. All of them would always go gaga over the new babies." she giggled to hers
The Shy and the Knight ch. 10Chapter 10The Shy and the Knight ch. 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All day the next day, Knighton was anxious to see his new love, Princess Luna again. From that night, his heart thrived in happiness once again. All night he dreamed about Luna and nothing else. He was lying on his pile of hay in the barn, wondering about his future with the fair princess of the night. Suddenly there was a knock on the door, disrupting his thoughts. He shook his head to focus back into the real world. "Huh..? What ? Come in!" he said loudly.
Sliding the door open came in Twilight Sparkle and Spike. "Knighton? Are you in here?" she asked, looking around.
"I'm right here." Knighton replied, showing himself to her.
"Sorry if we were disturbing your napping." Spike said.
"Actually, I wasn't napping at all." he said. "Is there anything you need me for?"
"We don't need you for anything to be honest." Twilight Sparkle replied. "The truth is, we got a letter from Princess Celestia. But it's addressed to you."
Spike walked over to Knighton, giving him the letter
The Shy and the Knight ch. 14Chapter 14The Shy and the Knight ch. 144 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They all escaped from the maze that contained the lair, quickly running to safety. A large and loud explosion was made from the sinkhole. Everypony turned and saw huge amounts of dust and ashes rising up from the hole. The wind loudly blew it away, revealing that the sinkhole was closed up by piled up boulders. They all stood there silent, looking at the remains of the resting place of the lizard warlock, Tartarus.
"It's over " Princess Luna said quietly. "It's finally over "
Everypony looked to one another and smiled.
"Well " Fluttershy said. "I guess we should all be getting back right?"
Yorkshire chuckled and kissed her cheek. "Yes. That would be the best idea."
"We should have a party to celebrate our victory!" Pinkie Pie suggested, giggling. "We should have it with a HUGE victory cake!"
They all turned to the other direction, beginning to head back to Ponyville. A loud echoing thud was suddenly made from behind them. They quickly turned their heads
The Shy and the Knight ch. 13Chapter 13The Shy and the Knight ch. 134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Traveling through the mountain pass, the knights and the mares carefully walked through the dark earthly rugged landscape. Their hooves clacking against the hard ground echoed in the distance. Knighton and Twilight Sparkle were still leading the party through the mountains. Rainbow Dash was flying above everypony else, scouting their surroundings and seeing how far they were until they would reach their destination. They all hoped to find their captured friends as quickly as possible. Knighton and Yorkshire were the ones who were worried the most about Fluttershy and Princess Luna. The thought about losing the mares they loved would be catastrophic.
Applejack took a small whiff of the air, and reacted quietly with disgust. "Blech! What is that awful stench I'm smellin' in the air?"
Rhayader smelled the air as well. "It's death." he replied.
She looked to him. "D-death ? What do ya mean ?" she asked with her voice shaken by the thought of smelling death.
"It's the s
A Hop, Skip, Jump. EpiloguePicking another apple from the tree, the pony smiled as the apple feel towards the top of the basket, coming to rest on the others. Pausing briefly, she looked about the tree and decided it had been picked enough. Thusly, she went to the apple cart and overturned the bucket, causing the apples to lazily roll out, unbruised and looking absolutely delicious. Hopping off the truck, she smiled at all the hard work she had done, before turning her head to see another pony coming up next to her, nuzzling her neck sweetly. Blushing profusely, she giggled and put her bucket down. "Oh Applejack, stop it!" Fluttershy giggled, the nuzzling turning ticklish.A Hop, Skip, Jump. Epilogue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You know me, sugarcube, Ah can't help myself." Smiling sweetly, she dropped her own charge of apples into the truck before turning to her feathered friend. "Ah really do appreciate all you've been doing fer me and the family.." Looking out to Sweet Apple Acres, an odd sight could be seen with many of the trees there. While the direction where
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 9The Party Hasn't Ended Part 9 starring Rainbow Dash and Pinkie PieThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 94 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rainbow Dash stood at the end of the cloud-colonnade and looked over the edge, gazing down towards the surface of Equestria far below her. Tears fell steadily from her rose eyes and she watched as each tear spiralled down through the night air until it disappeared. It would be so easy to just fall forwards, to keep her wings furled tight against her sides, and to just spiral down to the earth herself until she disappeared as well!
It was then that she felt somepony approaching her along the colonnade, from the direction of Cloudsdale Flight School's hall where the Autumn Sky Ball was coming to an end. She didn't turn her head, but sobbed and rubbed the tears from her eyes.
"Just go away!" she whispered harshly at the unseen newcomer. "Can't you see I just want to be alone?"
"Oh, Miss Dash," It was a cultured voice, soft and resonant, and Dash immediately recognised it. "Thank goodness I've found you at las
A Hop, a Skip, and a Jump. P 1Looking up at the sky, Fluttershy could see the weather team working diligently on moving in the clouds. Sweet Apple Acres needed a lot of rain after the last few sunny days, and Applejack had ordered Rainbow Dash and her team to get some clouds in, pronto! Well, as quickly as possible anyway. Shaking her head, the shy mare shrank a little at the very idea she could be so... so... "Wishy-washy." In her own thoughts, no less. She didn't like the idea of force behind the words, but all her friends commanded it with such power, and such conviction.A Hop, a Skip, and a Jump. P 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Fluttershy blushed slightly, shaking her head. "It'd be so... exciting." She murmured, starting up her trot again. Looking to her side, she wondered what it would feel like, to be so sure of oneself. To just... know what you wanted, when you wanted, and how it could be delivered. Looking up once again, she saw her friend Rainbow Dash streak across the sky, looking for bigger and bigger rainclouds to bring to Ponyville.
Fluttershy had tended to
A Hop, a Skip, and a Jump. P 2Fluttershy stared at Applejack a moment as the latter pony worked about her room, trying to clean up a bit and set up the bed. "I, um, don't think you need to go to that much work for me, Applejack." She mentioned, but the other pony wouldn't hear of it.A Hop, a Skip, and a Jump. P 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Nonsense, Fluttershy. My bed's along the corner, an' that's no good fer multiple ponies. Been meanin' to do that fer awhile now, anywho." Applejack muttered, putting her forehead against the bed and sliding it out. Fluttershy nodded briefly before pausing.
"Um, why?" She asked, thinking it over. Applejack paused, as if considering it herself. She didn't answer, however, and set to work pushing the bed away from the wall. In this, Fluttershy couldn't see her face anymore, and couldn't tell that the orange filly in front of her was actually turning a little red in the face. Regardless, the silence threatened Fluttershy, who followed up with a quick, "Um, not that it's... um, any of my business asking." She mumbled, her cheeks pink with
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 6The Party Hasn't Ended Part 6 starring Twilight Sparkle and a special guest starThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 64 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I do hope Rarity and the fillies are OK " thought Twilight as she battled her way through the driving rain. "I don't want to imagine what damage Applebloom and her friends have done to the boutique by now, stuck inside out of this storm!"
Her hooves splashed up muddy water as she trotted, soaking her legs, while about her the storm continued to ravage the little town. Trees bent in the growling winds and the rain was now almost a vertical wall that she had to struggle through. The umbrella she had brought from the library had long since been blown out of her telekinetic grip, and had spiralled off into the deepening darkness.
Twilight was almost at Rarity's boutique when a pony came rushing up to her out of the gloom. It was Nurse Mercy, the head of the Ponyville hospital, and she was in such a hurry that she almost ran straight into the unicorn pony.
"Oh, Twilight Sparkle!" Mercy shout
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight looked out the window of her study at the swirling black clouds and she frowned. "That is by far the strangest storm I have ever seen."
She had spent the afternoon trying to find information about the history of unnatural storms hitting Ponyville and by unnatural, she of course meant storms that had originated over the Everfree Forest rather than in the Storm Factory in Cloudsdale. But try as she may to concentrate, the whole business between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie was preoccupying her.
She slammed the tome in front of her closed in frustration. "I've read that same sentence TEN TIMES now!" she muttered. "Confound these ponies! They drive me to distraction..."
She stared out the window. The whole town had been plunged into an eerie darkness. The winds that had come up around an hour ago were growing in intensity. The leaves of the tree the library had been built into shivered and rustled a
The Shy and the Knight ch. 11Chapter 11The Shy and the Knight ch. 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At the time close before the dawn was to arrive, it was time for Knighton to return to Ponyville to sleep with his little brother and his knights. Luna walked with him to the gates of the castle as the exit.
"Luna, I had a wonderful time with you tonight." Knighton said smiling to her.
"I did too." Luna said leaning her head against the side of his neck.
They reached to the exit of the castle and stopped. They heard quiet snoring and turned to where the sounds were coming from. They saw that the guards were still asleep from Luna's sleeping spell.
Knighton chuckled. "You did a wonderful job with that spell of yours." he said to her. "How much longer are they going to be asleep?"
She giggled. "Don't worry." she replied. "They'll wake up in a couple of hours and won't realize that they were asleep at all." she gave him a hug and then a kiss. "Thank you so much for coming tonight. You've made this night another one of the best of my life."
He smiled and kissed her back. "I feel
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 4The Party Hasn't Ended Part 4 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Dash woke up, she realised the voice calling her had been doing so for some time. It had slipped into her dreams she'd been back in Flight School in Cloudsdale, and she'd obviously done something to annoy her fellow students: everypony's eyes followed her wherever she went, and everywhere there was a conspiratorial whisper of "Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash..."
As the Pegasus pony shrugged off sleep and stretched her wings, she looked down from her cloud home to see Twilight calling up to her.
"You're finally awake! Thank Celestia," the unicorn pony muttered. "You're a deep sleeper I've been down here calling you for about five minutes now!"
Dash chuckled. "That's me work hard, party harder, sleep hardest!" But at the word 'party', the events of the previous night came flooding back to her. The relief she'd felt that the bad dream had been exactly that had dissolved away and the
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 2The Party Hasn't Ended Part 2 starring Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and the whole cast of Friendship is MagicThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As they approached Sugar Cube Corner, things were strangely quiet in the bakery. It seemed to be closed. Had something happened to Mr and Mrs Cake? Pinkie had felt a little twitchy but it was a kind of twitch she had never felt before. It had started in her tail and travelled up her spine, detoured down her right foreleg then back across her shoulders and down her LEFT foreleg, until finally coming back up to her neck and finishing in her ears, which had gone all floppy. It wasn't a doozy but it WAS something big!
Spike had stubbornly refused to tell her anything as they hurried back.
"No time for explanations, Pinkie Pie!" he had replied to her excited, incessant questions as he bounced up and down on her back. "Besides, it something you've got to see for yourself!"
"I know, I know, I know!" Pinkie Pie had chirped, "Butwhatisitwhatisitwhatis
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 10The Party Hasn't Ended Part 10 starring Pinkie Pie and Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 104 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm so glad that you decided to come to the ball with me, Dash!" said Star Catcher. Her mane was done up in a formal style, an abundance of curls fashioned into a crown at her poll, the rest falling down the other side in a waterfall of blue and pink. Her ears glittered with diamond earrings and the necklace at her throat sparkled. Dash had never seen a filly look more stunning. She blushed as she took the hoof Star Catcher offered her and they stepped together through the huge doors that led into the great hall of Cloudsdale Flight School.
The roof of the hall was open to the air and the weather had been expressly designed for the evening's celebration. A sliver of a moon shone down through layers of stratus clouds that lit up in its soft light like a veil of glowing yellow-silver. Gorgeous banks of cumulus surrounded them, and illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun their undersides were aglow,