Castle Walls: Chapter 1 - Burnished SilverCastle Walls: Chapter 1 - Burnished Silver3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1 - Burnished Silver
Twilight broke on the horizon, the sun peeking above tree tops and mountains as it rose. Small rays of light drifted through Twilight Sparkle's bedroom, falling upon her face. As slowly as possible, she opened her eyes and rubbed the sleep from them. Rousing herself, Twilight slipped out of the downy bed that had always seemed much too large for her, and walked to the window to gaze out at the land. It seemed surreal to her, the ruling Lady of Canterlot.
Why me? she wondered, as was her daily tradition. Why did everypony choose me? I never asked for this... this... Rainbow Dash had always told her it was an honor, but she could never bring herself to believe that. Twilight looked out the window, nearly all of Equestria in sight. The land she had been chosen to rule and to protect, and the land that was divided and torn apart.
Twilight turned from the window with a sigh. Walking across the massive roomformerly Princes
A Princess's Mission Chapter 2Luna's ArrivalA Princess's Mission Chapter 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Luna was soon flying over the outskirts of Ponyville, the orchard of apple trees that made up the Sweet Apple Acres orchard speeding past. She could see Twilight's library approaching, easily spotted since it was the only building that was literally carved into a live tree. How the building stayed alive without its internal structuring, Luna never knew. Although, looking over it, she became aware of the dull light that was slowly spreading from the eastern horizon. She had almost forgotten her one true duty of being the Goddess of the Night.
Flipping over so that she was flying upside down, she focused on the huge, pearly white moon that hovered overhead. With a glowing hand outstretched, she slowly pulled it down to the western horizon, releasing it so it may follow the orbital path itself. The beautiful patterns of stars, which she designed herself, followed slowly behind.
Luna yawned lightly. Setting the moon every morning was a tiring process, though she insisted tha
A Princess's Mission Chapter 5Luna dashed out the door, Twilight right behind her. They could spot the four headed beast over the rooftops. It was slowly making its way forward. Luna took to the skies, her wings stretching out and lifting her into the air, while Twilight quickly navigated through the streets. She flew forward, then steadied to a glide as she circled around the monster, trying to make out how much damage was being caused. It was still on the brim of Ponyville, though a few houses had already been smashed and people were scattering everywhere in fright. Though, she found where the scream came from, though she wishes she didn't.A Princess's Mission Chapter 54 years ago in Romance More Like This
Far down below, Spike lay flat out on his back, a small pool of blood gathering on his right side. She quickly dove, but she could already see the three lines of red that showed where the Hydra ripped it's claws through. Apple Bloom was on her knees next to him, quickly looking around and shouting for help.
She landed on the ground with a thud, Twilight just now get
Just Horsing Around"Ugh....my head is killing me. Where am I?"Just Horsing Around2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A lone human slowly blinked, his eyes opening to see the sunlight filtering down around him through the treetops; grunting he slowly got the energy to sit up and then immediately regretted it.
"Oh my head....let's try that again."
Taking a deep breath he slowly sat up and then finally managed to get himself into a sitting position before taking a better look around; from what little he could tell he was in a forest of sorts and while he didn't think he was in any immediate danger he was pretty sure he wanted to get out of wherever this was and find civilization quickly.
"Hmmm...I'm not even sure where I am, or how I got here to be honest. What was the last thing I did?" He groaned, holding his head as he slowly walked in what he hoped was north, "I had work....and then I came home and went to the...park? Hmmm...if that was true I should have my music player and phone with me."
Checking his pockets, he did see that his player was in his pocket
A Princess's Mission Chapter 3.5Spike's Day OffA Princess's Mission Chapter 3.54 years ago in Romance More Like This
Spike brushed his teeth, getting his breakfast off his breath, and replacing it with the minty coolness of toothpaste. He could simply breathe fire to get rid of it, but he decided this was better than the smell of incinerated bacon and eggs. He rinsed his mouth, and walked back to his bedroom. There was one more thing he needed to retrieve before leaving. He walked to his bedside table, opened the drawer, and delicately picked up the shiny silver object. Just then, the doorbell rang.
He quickly pocketed it and glanced out his door. Luna was standing there, talking to Applebloom. He marveled for a moment how pretty she was in that yellow sundress and bow, which matched her dazzling orange eyes perfectly. He was glad he took extra care into making his usually crazed pillow head of green hair presentable. Though, her quickly surprised face snapped him out of it.
"Um I was just wondering if Spike was ready-"
'Uh oh, shes going to blow it!' He quickly rushed for
A Princess's Mission Chapter 3Chapter ThreeA Princess's Mission Chapter 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh Luna We shouldn't Spike might hear us " Twilight said softly, wrapped in Luna's arms.
"Shh... don't worry about him it's all about us right now " Luna replied sweetly, moving her face back towards Twilight's.
Luna awoke slowly, not quite wanting to leave her dream, but found herself pulled out of it anyways. And like all great dreams, she couldn't manage to fall back asleep to rejoin it. She snuggled close to the soft, warm pillow she had her arms wrapped around. Hugging it, she nuzzled her face into the soft, sweet smelling locks of hair that lay next to her. She loved the small, dreamy moan it made when she traced her fingers over its soft fabric. Conscious thoughts appeared in her head as it seemed to snuggle backwards into her. 'Wait Moan? Hair!?'
Her eyes flashed open immediately, and her dream seemed to have come true. She was lying in bed, her arms encircled around Twilight, who was pressed up against her, though somehow still
A Princess's Mission Chapter 1IntroductionA Princess's Mission Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Luna looked out at the dark lands of Equestria. She leaned against the stone railing that surrounded the balcony of her room, in the second highest tower of Canterlot Castle, the first belonging to her sister. She soon found her eyes landing on the small town of Ponyville, watching as lights went out, one after another, as the inhabitants retired to bed. She let out a long sigh, her eyes dropping to stare at her hands, which were folded and resting on the carefully carved balcony border. Yes, she knew not many people stayed up to enjoy her beautiful nights, but it pained her to see the loneliness that turned her into the dreaded Nightmare Moon, stare at her in the face again.
"Problem, sister?" Luna nearly jumped out of her skin as she felt a hand suddenly land on her shoulder, though she turned her head to find Celestia's smiling face beside her. "You looked like something was troubling you is something wrong?"
Luna shook her head. "Oh, no, of course not. Everything
Discorded Rarity,Most DeservedDiscorded Rarity,Most Deserved4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Be Generous To Yourself"
Oh hello! Who am I? Why! I'm Rarity! Manager and proprietor of the Carousel Boutique! And bearer of the Element of Generosity!
What? What you mean I'm not generous?! What do you mean I'm the weakest link in the chain of the Elements of Harmony? Get out! Sorry about that, some ponies can just be so shallow.
Me? Not generous? The nerve! Just because I take pride in my appearance does not mean I'm not generous!
I once sliced off my own tail for a total stranger so he could have his beauty back!
I made five, technically -ten- custom dresses for my friends for free (it wasn't that kind of budget)! Not to mention I let a part of my soul die creating those sins against pony eyes.
I kept my trap shut about how much I loathed Fluttershy being in the spotlight instead of me because I thought she liked it!
I ruined my own mane just after cleaning it to keep Pinkie Pie's surprise birthday part
Discorded Twilight Sparkle byeDiscorded Twilight Sparkle bye4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Discorded Twilight Sparkle, Magic Isn't
Twilight Sparkle"Alone In A Group"
Greetings, my name is Twilight Sparkle. I am a unicorn and I am -not- a goth. These are my natural colors. Yes I am the personal apprentice of Princess Celestia and holder of the central Element of Harmony 'Magic' and basically the leader of the Elemental Harmony Squad (Pinkie or Rainbow came up with that name, not me).
Huh? I am NOT a Mary Sue!
1) If I was a Mary Sue I'd have been teaching my new friends what it -meant- to be friends when I first came to Ponyville instead of the other way around.
2) My spell to redirect the parasprite's hunger wouldn't have backfired.
3) My failsafe spell wouldn't have failed.
4) Also I would have defeated an actually Ursa Major instead of pacifying an Ursa Minor.
5) I'd have won the Running of the Leaves race instead of coming in fifth place.
6) I wouldn't have a nervous breakdown every time a plan of mine blows up in my face.
AND I'D HAVE ALREADY FIGURED OUT
Party. Sleep. Repeat.Luna walked through the streets of Canterlot, still hardly believing her eyes. The city was awake, even at night, and although she had spent the last months studying it from afar, being in the thick of things was an entirely different experience.Party. Sleep. Repeat.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As much as she admired the city, she was a little uneasy. Her visit to Ponyville had gone well enough in the end, but only because she had deigned to visit on the one day ponies wanted to be scared by her. The citizens of Equestria had yet to really accept their second Princess, even in her own home; the frightened looks and furtive whispers from the courtiers in the castle were bad enough, even with Celestia there to set them straight, and Luna knew it would only be worse in the city proper. Ponies are always much more agitable when there are a lot of them all crammed into a small place, and cities didn't come much more cramped than Canterlot. If you introduce a herd of stre
Pink Ladies and Sour Apples P1 "Ah just don't figure how we'll manage this year. We're not fillies and colts no more and Applebloom's too young."Pink Ladies and Sour Apples P14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Ah mean Ah know how important it's for Rainbow Dash ta open for her precious Wonderbolts and tour with them. She says she's goin' ta try and charm that Soarin character right outta his horseshoes. Don't know about that, but he did buy mah pie at the Gala, the only stinkin' pony in Canterlot to touch our food. And then Twilight's left for Canterlot of course. Ah don't blame her, Ah told her Ah says, 'Twilight your families's a might bit more important than helpin' us with some silly apple buckin'.'"
"Ah won't even ask Rarity. She'll just say, 'Well why can't Ah use my magic, darlin'? And oh dear my mane is gettin' dusty, darlin'. I chipped a hoof darlin'!' Ah'd go crazy. Pinkie's too busy tendin' ta the Cake
Mending a Broken Rainbow- Chapter TenMending a Broken Rainbow- Chapter Ten3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Mending a Broken Rainbow- Chapter Ten
Celestia’s throne room was quiet, and still. Outside, the thunderstorm raged on in the night, shaking the stained glass windows as the wind howled against them. The large decorative double doors to the room still stood askew, abandoned not long ago as Twilight and Applejack set out into the storm. Suddenly, everything changed.
A bright lavender light erupted from the center of the room, disappearing as quickly as it came, replaced by four ponies.
“We have to act quickly!” Twilight Sparkle trotted across the marble floor towards Celestia’s throne, her steps echoing throughout the large chamber. “Guards!”
Applejack remained at Rainbolt’s side, Dashie peering over her shoulder. For the time being it seemed like the Wonderbolt had once again passed out, her heavy breathing combating the sounds of the storm.
Applejack swallowed hard, tearing her eyes away from Rainbolt and towards Twilight. “What should we
Discorded Pinkie Pie, Not funDiscorded Pinkie Pie, Not fun4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Laughter Can Make Others Cry"
HELLO! HELLO! I'm Pinkamina Diane Pie but everyone calls me Pinkie Pie, I call me Pinkie Pie, except for that little bit just now I guess!
I still remember when Equestia was created how about you? The Sonic Rainboom hit my family's rock farm like this big KA-POW! It gave me this great mane style too! I was so happy I wanted to share it with everyone! My happiness, not my mane! I'd be bald if I did that! So . . . I threw a party! Yes Maneonnites dance! And I think I'm good too! My family loved it and I felt the tingle on my rump! I'll tell you how I got my cutie mark some other time!
I've always been able to make others laugh! I just giggle at the ghosties and they just fade away!
Chocolate Rain! CHOCOLATE RAIN! Oh, right, and the Elements of Harmony got taken by this draco-something or other that really knew how to dance on Twilight's head! Tee-hee! OOOOH! A Balloon Garden! COOL!!
Everyone's laughing. Everyone keeps laughing when I
MLP: FIM: Changeling Kingdom BioMLP: FIM: Changeling Kingdom Bio3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Other official names: Changeling Empire, チェンジリングの王国, often referred to as 'the Motherland' by most Changelings.
Capital: Difficult to translate into other languages from Changeling language.
Language(s): Official: Changeling. Second language: Equine (English).
Religion: Official: uniformly traditional Changeling religion (ancestor worship).
Ethnic Groups: 99% Changeling, 1% miscellaneous (Pony, Griffin, etc)
Culture: Imperial Japan (with some feudal elements).
Type of Government: Absolute monarchy by divine right (Following the collapse of the Scaragowa Shogunate and the subsequent Rochanov Restoration 400 years ago).
Formation: The monarchy dates back over a thousand years, but the official transformation into a kingdom with an absolute monarch took place approximately 400 years ago with the
A Princess's Mission Chapter 4As Luna pulled her consciousness back into her own mind, the last thing she expected was the wall that seemed to hit her head-on. 'Drowsy' was an understatement, she was absolutely exhausted. She could barely think properly, but she could tell that she didn't correctly calculate the amount of magic and energy that was required to not only completely clean out and restock a library, but suspend herself in another person's dreams. Getting into a fight once there had only added to the problem. As much as she tried to fight the urge, sleep began to overtake her, and being wrapped in a warm blanket became her worst enemy in the struggle. Even though the warm, and quite soft, body that seemed to be pressed up against her left her arms, she knew she was losing the fight. She felt two hands gently grip her by the shoulders, and lie her down flat against the couch. She didn't resist. She couldn't. The only thing she found energy to do was to blink open her eyes for a few moments, to see TwilighA Princess's Mission Chapter 44 years ago in Romance More Like This
Discorded Rainbow Dash ChoicesDiscorded Rainbow Dash Choices4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Loyalties Lead To Betrayal"
Loyalty? Yeah. That's me! Rainbow Dash! The one and only! Best flyer around and the most loyal pony you can find! What? AJ says she's the most dependable of ponies? Well! I'll just have to show her how it's done! I have a reputation to keep after all. Who do you THINK would be Loyalty besides yours truly?
Fluttershy with her animals? Sorry, she's sweet and everything and you can't find a nicer pony but she folds like a deck of cards if you push her just right.
Pinkie Pie? Sure she's -fun- you can give her that. But . . . I kinda know from personal experience that she kinda can jump to the wrong conclusions about her friends.
Rarity? No. Sorry. No.
Twilight Sparkle? Okay, I guess she is kinda lovingly devoted to the Princess the way a filly is to her mother. But like any filly and her mama she's willing to bend what her 'mother' wants if Twilight thinks she knows best.
Back to AJ huh? Look. I'll admit she's hard working: it nearl
Human Flutterdash Excerpt"Hey beautiful."Human Flutterdash Excerpt4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rainbow came up behind Fluttershy and wrapped her arms around the shy girl. Fluttershy glanced around nervously, turning around to face Rainbow, who responded by pulling her in for a passionate kiss. After that, she couldn't complain. There was something about the way that their lips fit together so perfectly, and how Rainbow's always had the faintest hint of bubblegum, as she was often chewing. Rainbow pulled away after a moment, a playful smile on her face.
"What, afraid we'll get caught?" she teased. When the other girl didn't reply, her smile faded.
"It's not that I'm ashamed to be with you," Fluttershy tried to explain. "But I don't want anyone to treat us differently."
"There's nothing wrong with us 'Shy," Rainbow insisted yet again, pulling her into her embrace and holding her close. "We are who we are. If our friends really care about us, they'll accept that we want to be with each other."
Fluttershy sighed in contentment, letting her head rest on Rainbow's sho
For a Rainbolt IFor a Rainbolt I3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Looks like it's that time o' the year again," Applejack said matter-of-factly as she gazed at her apple orchard.
"Applebucking season?" asked her friend, a blue, rainbow-maned Pegasus who fluttered in the air beside her.
"Yup." The orange, yellow-maned pony lifted a hoof from the small, grassy hill and waved it in the direction of her fruit-laden trees. "Look at all those ripe apples. If Ah don't harvest them soon, they'll start rottin' on their branches."
"Didn't you have this same problem last year?" jabbed the aptly-named Rainbow Dash.
"Yup. Ah don't know how it always comes down to the line like this, but it does," Applejack wearily acknowledged, shifting her wide-brimmed cowboy hat to better protect her eyes from the brilliant, golden rays of the setting sun. "Big Macintosh's in Fillydelphia closin' a deal, and Applebloom's still too young to be much help."
"You don't have to do it all yourself, you know," the Pegasus reminded her friend. "You've got me to hel
VariablesVariables4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Written by The Descendant
The birds sat chirping, their squeaks and squawks sounding out into the cool afternoon. As the little birds danced about their feet made skritch-scratch-skritch-scratch-skritch-scratch sounds upon the stone. As they roosted there and began to doze the sun fell upon them, warming the surface beneath them.
For few moments they stood there, letting the sun wash over them, resting in the meadow as the morning wore on into afternoon. They went on about their day, snapping at flies that came up from the margin around the little pond or grooming themselves, letting the dander and old feathers fall to the earth below or rest upon the stone.
The birds sat there, unaware of what they were resting upon, regaining their strength before they would wing off again and head south as autumn fell.
Long moments passed and soon the sounds of a creature struggling with something heavy began to reach them. With a rush the small collective of birds lifte
Moonlight VioletsMoonlight Violets4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Three months since the betrothal. From what Rarity had told her, Blueblood would be no good; he was a disrespectful and arrogant stallion, and that couldn't change. Maybe Rarity was wrong. Hopefully, he was wrong. Twilight Sparkle's parents had both agreed to it; it was a promising and lovely match, in their and Princess Celestia's eyes. Tonight, she would get to know Prince Blueblood on their private outing that Princess Celestia planned. A canter around the royal grounds would give them enough time to learn about one another. Twilight Sparkle sighed sheepishly, very gently tapping her hoof on his door.
"Prince Blueblood?" she called, hoping she wouldn't interrupt him on getting ready.
"I'm almost ready; give me about five minutes." he replied. Twilight was dressed in one of Rarity's signature dresses; the glamorous unicorn had grown to be one of the most famous designers in Equestria. All of her friends had accomplished so much, but what about herself? She had spent her life studying
Discorded Fluttershy, New MeDiscorded Fluttershy, New Me4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Steal The Heart, Free The Monster"
Hello! Oh! What's that? Oh I already knew I'm not always kind. I know I've lost my temper. Usually The Stare just comes and even a cockatrice can't resist. I don't like it, but I know I sometimes need it. The time at the Gala? I scared -me- that time! Can we, can we please not talk about that?
I still remember when I thought taking care of fillies would be the same as taking care of animals. I was so wrong and I'm not afraid to admit it.
Yes I was a model once, yes I know I could have used my fame for good causes, but I couldn't stand no privacy and being treated like a dress up doll. If I knew how Rarity really felt I'd have quit a lot sooner!
I also effectively kidnapped Celestia's pet bird wanting to nurse her back to health with no clue what kind of animal she really was and no idea she was a phoenix. Er, Philomena, not the Princess.
I fully admit those were my mistakes and no one else's. I'm glad that no one blames me for the paraspri
Dinky Doo's TravelsA filly's Cuteceñera.Dinky Doo's Travels4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The one defining moment in her life. The time when all her friends and family gather around to celebrate that she found her special talent in life. The moment that she realizes what she is meant to do to help all of Equestria.
Dinky's had postponed hers for almost two years as she prepared for her journey. For most ponies, a Cuteceñera was a time that they were declared an adult by Equestrian standards. But today was also bittersweet for the young filly. Pacing nervously outside of Sugar Cube Corner while all her friends inside were having fun, the young unicorn looked to her mother as she spoke with a twinge of fear and worry in her voice. "Mom, will you be okay after this? I may be gone for a long time..."
Ditzy Doo reached out with her forehooves, grasping her daughter's face as she leaned forward. Resting her brow to her daughter's, the grey Pegasus' eyes brimmed in tears to show the sadness mingled with hope this day held for her. "My mu
Pacing of My Heart Chapter 2Pacing of My Heart Chapter 2Pacing of My Heart Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dash, ah can't do this anymore." Applejack looked down, afraid of what would be on Dash's face. "We need to tell our friends bout us. You know ah'm horrible at keeping secrets." It had been a few weeks since AJ and Rainbow had started dating and they still kept it a secret from their friends.
Dash snickered. "Yeah, I think I knew that from the start. 'Me an' Dash were-a justn', uh, having a roll in the hay. Rasslin! We were-a rasslin!" she imitated in an exaggeration of Applejack's accent. "We're just lucky that was Pinkie Pie. I'm not sure I could handle one of Rarity's wink winks and smirks."
AJ had a slight smile despite herself, but quickly became stern. "This is serious, Dash! Ah need your support in this."
Dash gave a small nod and dashed over to the farmer's side. "Hey," she said, wrapping her wings around her, "if that's what you want, fine. Honestly, I've felt bad about hiding it too. But we'll get i
Discorded Applejack, the LiarDiscorded Applejack, the Liar4 years ago in Drama More Like This
POVs Of Discorded De-Harmonized Ponies
"The Truth Can Be Deceiving" Applejack
Ah didn't ever lied before. Ain't now. Ain't ever!
Okay, so Ah reckon' Ah was sometimes dead wrong 'bout some things. Maybe Ah couldn't buck the entire orchard by myself. Maybe helpin' with ah tricky stunt, bakin', and herdin' bunnies what ain't the bright when Ah was half-asleep.
So Ah didn't tell Pinkie Pie 'bout her surprise birthday. But Ah didn't tell her nothin' that ain't true!
Okay . . . maybe . . . maybe Ah did kinda sorta hog the bed from Rarity that one here time an' said Ah was asleep when Ah really wasn't. But . . . but come on! It ain't a lie if ya ain't really tryin' to trick'em right?
Elements of Harmony Stolen. Into The Maze. Separated from the others. Grove of Truth.
Ah see us all. Sayin' we're done with each other. Goin' back ta before when Twili' first showed up in Ponyville.
Ah don't know what we'll say ta each other. But Ah know it ain't right. If this here is where honesty leads . . . b