Allegrezza - Part TwentySunlight finally drifted through the window, it smote the dust that curled and flurried in the new morning breeze, like the blizzards seen in a snowglobe. It crawled its way across the floor as time rolled on, finally alighting upon a pair of ponies asleep on the sofa, and in one-another's embrace.Allegrezza - Part Twenty3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun was what raised Octavia from her uncharacteristically late slumber. She shifted herself slightly as she woke, reworking muscles that had lain comfortably unused for the night. Her eyelids flickered open to see the pillow of electric-blue hair she had fallen asleep on that night. The night before came rushing back, Octavia's cheeks lighting up as she recalled some of the events that had...occurred last night. It had perhaps gotten a little bit out of hoof, the worrying part being there was no haze of alcohol to blame this time.
She toyed with Vinyl's mane as she shifted slightly into a more comfortable position again behind her. Octavia found herself re-wrapping her forelegs around Vi
Where We Once CanteredWhere We Once Cantered2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My Little Poem
Ponies with Tarja Turunen
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Where We Once Cantered
I'm watching the timeline
The tokens left of those days
There once was a time when
I still resembled myself
In those pictures
Younger me once sew
The blanket on which
Older me now sleeps
Drifts in the past
Where we once cantered
We had no fears, we had no cares
There we once cantered
When we were young, me and my friends
I've lived a full life
I've reaped and sown my own share
Cradle of children
Harvest born of first seeds
I remember how I saw them bloom
Grow full of life
And how they faded away
Left in the fields
Where we once cantered
We had no fears, we had no cares
There we once cantered
When we were young, me and my friends
I am the line that's ending
I can now depart smiling
Wait for me one last moment
I'm on my way back to you
Where we once cantered
We felt no fea
I: Aamunkoi and SunriseI: Aamunkoi and Sunrise2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Sun Goddess Saga
– Ponies with Ensiferum
[Please, do note the links for the accompanying songs]
I've watched over their lives
Throughout their passing times
The harmony's realm, how much it has grown
As its folk has cherished their home
And still I can hear Her cries cursing my name…
I rose as the sun will rise
I shine as the moon has shone
I've watched my kin, my realm and my world
Rise from chaos to a new dawn
And still I can see Her wrath burning my eyes…
Seen their sorrows, cares and grieves
And their love, the ties that heal their wounds
Free from the madness and greed
Yet still I can feel…
I feel Her…
The never-old memory of Her…
At times I look at the Everlight
And I hold back my tears
Of the never changing past
I have watched over them on my own ever since those g
Too Shy for a Rainbow EpilogueToo Shy for a Rainbow Epilogue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Okay, so what're some things we both like doing?" Rainbow asked looking at a blank sheet of paper.
"W-Well I really like watching you practice." Fluttershy thought.
"And I always like showing off." Rainbow said writing down 'Flight practice' on the paper.
"You really like my cooking so dinners are always an option." Fluttershy said while thinking about possible new recipes to try for Rainbow Dash.
"Full bellies, check." Rainbow said writing down 'Dinner' on the paper.
"Uhm we both like hanging out with our friends, going to Pinkie Pie's parties and getting a good sleep." Fluttershy listed off the most obvious things first.
"Check, check and check." Rainbow said listing off 'Hanging out', 'Parties' and 'Napping'.
"Uhm " Fluttershy said tapping her chin thoughts, "How do you feel about the weather you make for Ponyville?"
"Well, I love having a good thunderstorm! Flying past lightning as it strikes is one of the most intense things ever! The wind and rain in
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-NineVinyl casually swilled another gulp of her drink, her sense of fulfillment only becoming more complete by the moment. Of course, while alcohol has rarely been considered a functional vector for gaining spiritual peace in general pony society, Vinyl had always found it to be an excellent relaxing agent. It dulled down her fervent miasma of thought into an enjoyable trickle that unveiled itself to her at a much slower and more manageable pace.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Nine3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was because of this new state of mind that she failed to notice the barcolt's repeated attack runs on her vicinity, swooping down on nearby tables and claiming their abandoned glasses. Each strafe drew closer than the last, and they were finished with a fervent glance over at the pair. The barcolt had managed several of these passive assaults before Vinyl finally noticed the attention she and Octavia were receiving. She stared down the barcolt as he moved to assail the table adjacent to her and Vinyl, causing him to cough lightly and cloak himse
Allegrezza - Part Thirty-OneThe midnight moonlight crept through the curtains, illuminating the room within. Eerie protrusions burst forth from the floor and walls, casting grim and wavering shadows that seemed to stalk their way across the room. Octavia had never enjoyed nighttime, her night sight had never been something to shout about. Sadly, Vinyl's room was full of all manner of debris, casting irregular pony-shaped shadows onto her imagination.Allegrezza - Part Thirty-One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The problem being, of course, that Octavia couldn't sleep. But an hour ago, this had been something of an advantage during the nighttime activities. Now though, it kept her mind turning over the same niggling doubts, snowballing them into overbearing worries and trepidations. She glanced at her...partner. She supposed that was the correct term, was it not? It had been a worryingly infrequent label that she had been unable to apply to many other ponies. Yes, the insufferably idiotic- yet practically saintly - mare laying beside her was her partner. Octavia felt assure
Allegrezza - Part NineteenVinyl barely breathed, hardly even dared to blink her eyelids. It wasn't a tense silence when Octavia's cello finally fell silent, her private concert completed with a fluttering crescendo. No, it was the calmest silence Vinyl had ever experienced, a moment which neither pony wanted to break.Allegrezza - Part Nineteen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She could almost sense the fine, spidersilk-like strands that bonded her and Octavia together for that one, infinite moment. The moment that simply hung time in the air, the sensation of the bond feeling stronger, sturdier, yet one soft whisper would blow the moment away. She simply lay were she was, Octavia's head resting on her shoulder, that adorable little manedo she had falling across Vinyl's chest. She wasn't even sure if she was awake, she seemed as peaceful as a pony in the deepest realms of sleep.
However, Octavia was, in fact, of this waking world. She still felt detached from it, like Equestria was rushing past around them, while they experienced everything each second could offer to th
The Star In Yellow - Part OneSpike grunted heavily as he pushed his cart piled high with books along the aisles of the Royal Library. The monthly pilgrimage to Canterlot to carry out Twilight Sparkle's every bibliographic whim was not something he particularly enjoyed; not only was there the hassle of paying all the inevitable fines or getting crushed by the tottering pile of books that these visits seemed to result in, but Twilight's requests were getting more and more bizarre.The Star In Yellow - Part One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Goats and Griffons socio-politics and cakes" Spike muttered to himself as he squinted suspiciously at the list he clutched in one little claw, and then at the shelf which was annoying devoid of any such volume. "It doesn't exist! I swear! Where does she get these titles?" Snatching the volumes 'The Sociology of Goats and Griffons' and 'Baking with Goats' from the shelf, he threw them into the cart with a sigh. "That'll have to do!"
Long ago he had decided that Twilight didn't have a clue what was actually i
Luna's LoveLuna's Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sister I cry to you, please come rescue me
Drowning myself in misery I cannot sleep
Banished to the place where I feel alone
I beg, I pled, I want to come home
I cannot lay my soul to rest
With the empty pain I feel in my chest
My color slowly turning to grey
My patience slowly fading away
I thought you loved me and cared
By telling me you would always be there
But now I see where you lacked
I thought you always had my back
My vengeance growing and turning cold
The days getting older, centuries old
If you don't love me than no one will
I'm tired of feeling sick and ill
The Luna you love is buried away
Tonight shall begin another new day
Nightmare Moon shall rise from hate
Before it's too late
Too Shy for a Rainbow Chap 3Too Shy for a Rainbow Chap 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey Rainbow Dash." Fluttershy flew over to her friend who was sitting on the cloud edge of the Flight School, "Aren't we going to have a training session soon? We haven't had one in a long time now "
Rainbow Dash, who had been lying with her hooves crossed and head resting on her legs, lifted her head up and turned to look at Fluttershy. Rainbow had a dull, bored look on her face, before looking back out from the edge of the cloud, looking out into the blue sky and green land far beneath the clouds.
"What's the point? You've pretty much reached how good you're going to get." Rainbow sighed, laying her head back against her hooves.
"O-Oh " Fluttershy rubbed her leg awkwardly, "But the sessions helped me so much back during our first Flight Camp together and they've been helping me keep up with my grades since we've been in school I don't know how well I'd fair without them "
"Well if they're that important, why don't you just do them by your
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-TwoThe short walk to Octavia's rehearsal passed in something akin to an awkward, heated silence. Octavia had made it quite vocally known exactly how difficult it had been to recalibrate her sound system to her usual specification. It was around the moment when Vinyl suggested that her modifications had improved the sound of the system that Octavia almost felt like throwing one of the Ponysonic speakers at her.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Two3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl had left Octavia to it. After eating the pancakes, making something up about a DJ-ing gig, and exiting stage left as rapidly as possible while Octavia was still in one of her moods. At this moment in time the tension was still persisting between them as they trotted down the road, and Vinyl found herself wanting to break the incandescent silence between them.
"So...you fixed it okay?"
"Well, of course I fixed it in the end. What you failed to anticipate is the hour and a half it took to do so. I had to listen to Beethoofen's seventh symphony five times before I could pr
Allegrezza - Part Six+Octavia had spent much of the last hour preparing herself to see Vinyl's, 'gig.' She had ensured her mane was correctly combed and conditioned to its usual lustrous sheen. Her bow-tie was carefully tied around her neck, which was no small feat considering the inherent clumsiness of the hooves she was forced to use. A final glance at the mirror, a proprietary shot of Glenmorangie to start the night, and she felt ready to watch as Vinyl acted upon her wager. The dinner had went well, all things taken into account. The majority of it was idle chatter, to be fair, but she had promised to watch Vinyl play tonight, at the very least to ensure she held up her end of the bet. Octavia was always a mare of her word.Allegrezza - Part Six+3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her cello remained at home, the lack of its familiar bulk and weight made Octavia almost feel like a feather. She had always carried her cello, everywhere. One never knew when the chance to play to an audience, or practice a sheet would emerge, and Octavia liked to be kept on the tip
The TruthThe Truth3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A AppleDash story...
It was a average day in Pony Vile, there was going to be a storm today so Applejack was busy bucking as many apples as she could before the storm hit. Her brother Big Mac was with tacking Granny Smith to her appointment to check her blood pressure, meanwhile Rainbow Dash was busy filing up the left over holes in the sky, her last one was near Applejacks barn, but when she was finished and about to leave it started raining, she was to far from her house to make it back before it started poring so Applejack brought her inside the barn, but with Big Mac and Granny Smith in the doctors and AppleBloom was with Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle at Fluttershys, the two ponies were all alone...
AJ: Boy its dark, ah'll go light one of the lamps we got in the back.
RD: Yeah, that'll be sweat. *Rainbow notices there's no one else in the barn and gets nervous* Uhh... what a storm hope every one else got home in time.
AJ: Yeah, lucky you were close enough to get in the bar
Allegrezza - Part Two+Octavia heard the late-night bar long before she even laid eyes on it. It was exactly what she expected to be open at such a late time in the night. The dull thud of the bass reminded Octavia of a Pilohippus banging rocks together, and probably carried the same calibre of musical finesse with it. She spotted a young colt pointing a hoof at her as she waited outside, his friends chuckling amongst themselves. They had absolutely no chance of being let in; manes spiked with gel, hoofs shod with trainers, and dressed in trashy tracksuits that Octavia imagined must be really, 'hip,' with these types of vagrants.Allegrezza - Part Two+3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Octavia herself, on the other hoof, had no issues with entry. She casually trotted to the bouncers attending the door, smiling and bowing her head slightly. She raised the cello case and nodded at the doorway, and the bouncers parted. It crossed her mind that the bouncers must have assumed she was part of the music setup, but hadn't realised there was no orchestral involvement in th
Whispers in the Dusk - Chapter OneThe air carried the soft, floral aroma of spring as Summer wandered through the garden. On one night of all the nights in the year, the flowers of all the plants burst forth into bloom. The arms of the sun's influence gently stroked the land one, last time before it fell away into a glorious, crimson sunset. Summer sat in the centre, smiling in an almost delirious manner with the sheer breath-stealing beauty of it all.Whispers in the Dusk - Chapter One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She tilted her head back as she sat cross-legged, letting the last sighs of the warm, sun-caressed winds soothed her cheeks. A beautiful day. For just one day, at least.
A familiar figure emerged from the treeline to her right, stopping a few feet shy of her meditative resting position. He coughed lightly, causing Summer's eyes to snap open onto the new world that had evolved around her as she sat with them closed. The plants and grass were gone, merely a grim sludge beneath her feet. Trees had lost all their leaf and flower, and were merely frozen in place by the simple
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-SixThe quartet of acquaintances finally departed the side room. With the truce now in place, Zimmer sighed as he looked at his watch. It had taken the pair of string instrumentalists an hour to essentially tell one another to be quiet and play the notes. This job was too taxing for an elderly stallion. After his paycheck went through, he'd book a nice, permanent holiday to the beaches of Sri Llama.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Six3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl and Bonbon got comfortable in the seating area once again, while Lyra and Octavia reclaimed their space on the stage. Each found the sheet music they had scattered around in their standoff, and pored over it together. Octavia noted an interesting point in the notations scattered over the page, sparking her interest into the nature of the musical piece.
"Intriguing, he has your harp playing in lieu of a guitar. I imagine he couldn't find a guitarist to match your ability?"
"Nor a bassist to match yours. Hmm, I hope this is more than just a hashed together band, Octavia."
"I'm sure it will
For PonykindThe sunlight bore down from above, casting fleeting shadows as the train glided along its track. Gracefully and effortlessly, it hung in the air, streaking forward in a manner no corporeal object should be capable of. Twilight had ensured she left home with her goggles on, the cloud cover today being especially thin, making the sun more overbearing than usual.For Ponykind3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Skyscrapers the car passed by reflected the sun across the car's surface like a mirror ball, dazzling anypony disorganised enough to not have brought the proper protection. The leviathans of glass and steel dominated all that Twilight could see, Salt Lick City was certainly a progressive place to live, especially in terms of what was left of Equestria.
Speakers in the ceiling of the car burst into a fit of electromagical noise, with a hint of classical music blended in. A voice rose from the midst of the chaos, cool, sassy, practically exhaling confidence with each word.
"Gooood morning Salt Lick City, you're on air with the mare
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-FourIt would be understandable for Octavia to note that she found the experience of a 'time-out' rather humiliating. It had cut through her fourth tirade about how Lyra's method of play was akin to a llama castrating a cat in a most irritating manner. It worried her deeply, however, that Hoofz Zimmer had decided to split the pair from the group and deposit them outside the performance hall in a somewhat embarrassing tirade. Thankfully, he hadn't decided to simply fire Octavia and Lyra from the quartet, they were simply left to cool down.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Four3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
However, while Octavia enjoyed the idea of Lyra suffering at the same time as her, she didn't enjoy the current situation of having been deposited in the same side-room as her. This had caused the last twenty minutes to be an uncomfortable broth of awkward silence and snide whispering battles with each other. Inevitably, and in Octavia's eyes, mercifully, the silence had persisted over the argument, smothering the conversation in a blanket of noiselessness
Ghosts and Glass"Deep breaths. Cool. Calm. In through the snout, out through the mouth."Ghosts and Glass3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dancer shouldered his rifle, laying prone amongst the fallen leaves of the oak tree that shrouded his presence. He lined up his sights, seeing the first of his targets emerge. A group of the dumpy primates stumbled from out of the distant undergrowth across the field, he lined up his first shot on the forehead of their leader.
"Patience. Why kill one when you can kill four? You'll know the right moment when it comes."
A light winked on his Muzzle-Up Display. His comrades were in position, the welcome mat was laid out and waiting. He chinned a button in his helmet, flashing his acknowledgement in response.
The primates had fanned out, and Dancer could see them more clearly now. They were bipedal, but crawled on four legs more out of laziness than any real biological intent. He could see them raising their snouts to the air, snuffling through their masks. The very same masks were piped to pyramid-shape
Teamwork is Magic Chapter 9" Some say that when the moon is right and the ground is fresh The Horseless Headless Horsemann will rise from his grave again and wreak havoc on the living once more" The Sniper looked around slowly, the light from the campfire highlighting his features in shadow. The girls were all huddled close together, shivering from the story he had finished. He gave a light laugh and retreated from the flames, casting him in a much more pleasant light. "'Corse that won't happen again. Ol' Silas hasn't shown up since Halloween last year. And I doubt he'd grace us with an appearance this year"Teamwork is Magic Chapter 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"How on earth did you defeat him at all!?" Twilight was playing the story in her mind. A monster destroying the team, it's jack-o-lantern grin belaying the carnage it wrought.
"A lot of bullets"
"RAUGHHH!!!" The ponies all let out a shrill scream at the Pumpkin headed Creature turning the corner, arms extended and flailing a brutal looking axe. Their screams were intermixed, however, with la
Teamwork is Magic Chapter 8Pinkie ran out of spawn, a smile plastered on her face. Unbeknownst to her however, a RED spy waited on the RED battlements, scoping for his next victim. 'The Pink one does the same thing every time. Bounce through the door, kill everything in sight, I stab her when her back's turned. Might as well cut the time' He saw her drop onto the bridge. 'Perfect. I'll just jump down and ' Before he finished he saw a strange twitch in her tail. She stopped on the ramp in. He jumped down, landing right behind her like a ghost. Before he could uncloak, however, she threw a fierce kick backwards, nailing him in the head and dropping him to the ground, dead. Pinkie turned around, surprised, but shrugged and continued inside.Teamwork is Magic Chapter 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What just happened?" The Spy rubbed his head. "There wasn't anyway she could have heard me"
"Hey, Frenchy! Y'wanna shape shift inta something who's helping get rid of dat damn heavy that's spawn campin?" The red scout ran past him, opening the door to reveal that she was j
Teamwork is Magic Chapter 5'Dearest journalTeamwork is Magic Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It has been one week since our unfortunate accident. I have neglected to keep you up to date, but at night combat is put on hold, giving me a chance to catch up. First off, this world or whatever it is contains nothing like us. In fact in this world, as I have ascertained from the Scout, we are part of a television show. Likewise, as Rainbow Dash has told me, the humans here are all stars of a video game in our world. I must do more research to such dimensional anomalies once we are home. Second, We aren't going to get home for a while. According to the Engineer he hasn't even scratched the surface of dimensional teleportation. His teleporters are the solution, he has assured us, but the sheer energy they would require makes me doubtful. Third, and most importantly -'
"Doktor! Come quickly! Your video is here! " Derpy lost control of the pencil at the sudden yell. She scowled slightly, erasing the mark. The Medic stood up, running into the spawn room where t