Mi'Amore's LessonThe doors were tall. Taller than any doors she had ever seen before. They were inscribed on either side with gold-trimmed markings. On the left a mark of a pegasi. And on the right, a unicorn. But even the sheer size of that door was nothing compared to the building it was attached to. The royal palace of Canterlot. She'd always seen it from afar, but never this close. Given recent events, it was clear she'd be seeing a lot more of it in future.
Mi'Amore Cadenza her parents had named her. Cadence as she preferred to be called. A young filly, a child. Her hair tied back into a ponytail. A filly who had no idea how much her life was about to change.
It had been merely a day since the letter had arrived from the palace. She'd only reached schooling age but rather than having arrangements made to attend some local school, that letter had arrived instead. Her family had read it several times over, with looks of both pride and concern on their faces. They'd explained to her what it meant, th
A Canterlot Wedding - Missing ScenesThe ponies were all hard at work. Pegasi went about repairing roofs and ceiling ornaments, unicorns spent their time seeing to the restoration of the more complicated features of the palace, and all others busied themselves with the myriad other tasks that needed to be done to get everything back in top condition.A Canterlot Wedding - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The recent attack brought about by the unexpected and hitherto unknown changelings and their Queen, Chrysalis, had left much of the city damaged. By some miracle there had been no casualties, only a few injuries here and there. Of course it made sense. The changelings were, after all, using the ponies as a food source. It made no sense that they'd want them harmed.
Ponies all about the capital were grateful that the attack had left only structural damage. Damage which was easily rectified. But for one lone unicorns, the damage was far deeper.
Walking along the red carpet of the main hall of the Canterlot royal palace, Captain Shining Armour was looking uncharacteristically fo
Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing SceneThe sun was shining brightly today. The sky was a clear blue and everywhere you went in the parks of Canterlot, ponies were smiling and laughing.Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then, they had good reason to be happy. For this was hearts and Hooves day. And on this day, like it was every year, love was in the air. Mares and stallions alike spent the day with their "very special someponies". You could not go two steps forward without laying your eyes on some happy couple enjoying each others company.
But sitting on a grassy hill in the middle of the park, was one pony who did not have a smile upon his face. A white stallion with a blue mane, wearing a rather ornate red uniform of a captain, who sat there on the top of the hill, and was experiencing worry like never before.
Over the course of his time as a member of the royal guard, he had been against many things that might cause other ponies to quake with fear. He had faced down raiding parties of dogs without hesitation. He's fended off hydras and manticores. He
The HoneymoonOn and one their journey took them. It had been hours since they'd left the gates of Canterlot and still their trip had not come to a stop. Wherever it was that her aunt had planned for them, it was clearly out of anyone's way.The Honeymoon3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Cadence, still in her wedding gown and hairstyle, was sitting comfortable in her wedding carriage. Her mind brimming with ideas about where it was they might be going.
She looked out of the window of her carriage, looking upon the countryside as they passed by. Tall grassy hills. Rivers and streams which glistened in the moonlight. It was without a doubt, a beautiful sight. She'd spent much of her life travelling around Equestria, visiting many places. But she'd never taken enough time to simple enjoy the places around her. Here thought, she had plenty of time to do so.
And the aforementioned moon was also impressive to behold. Auntie Luna had certainly outdone herself tonight. No doubt in an attempt to make their night perfect. It was something she kne
Hearth's Warming Eve - Missing ScenesPonies everywhere were darting left and right in a desperate attempt to be ready for the big event. The rooms backstage were awash with chatter and excitement and dread over the upcoming performance, and in the audience that now gathered in front of the stage, the anticipation was even greater.Hearth's Warming Eve - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For this was the Hearth's Warming Eve recreation play. A tribute to the founding of Equestria itself and the ponies who had made it happen. Everyone in the city wanted to be here to watch it. And judging from the mass of crowds pouring through the hall's gates, it would be easy to assume that everyone was.
But for one stallion, this upcoming play gave him even greater joy. Shining Armour, using his authority as captain of the guard, had managed to convince those backstage to let him in so that he could visit one of those who would be performing tonight. Somepony he hadn't seen in too long a time.
Twilight Sparkle, his sister.
He went from group to group backstage, describing his sister to the ot
Twilight's regretShe had worked hard this week. As much as she'd grown used to it, she still felt tired at the end of every day. Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Equestria. It had been many years since she had ascended to the role of Princess, becoming an alicorn in the process, and still the change had never stopped shocking her. The level of magic she had been able to achieve since her transformation was astounding. And not only that, but ponies from far and wide came to view her as a teacher. It brought a smile on her face to see young colts and fillies come to ask her questions and learn from her. It reminded her very much of how she was when she was their age, learning from her own mentor.Twilight's regret3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it was not merely new experiences that this title had afforded her. In her years since her coronation, she had also experienced many physical changes that came with being an alicorn. The most obvious of which was, of course, her size. She had grown quite tall, towering over almost any other pony in Equestria, m
A mother's regretIt was as silent as the grave right now. Twilight sat there, at the other end of the table from Celestia, staring at her beloved mentor with her mouth hanging open. It felt like an eternity since Celestia had spoken, but no amount of passed time could make what she'd said any easier to swallow. It wasn't true, Twilight told herself. This was some sort of joke. There was no way that what Celestia had said could possibly be real. Maybe this was a dream, or even a nightmare.A mother's regret2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But deep down, she knew that it wasn't. No matter how much she might wish it to be untrue, she had to face reality, however terrible that reality might have become for her. Not wanting to spend the rest of the day with her mouth hanging open, Twilight finally broke the silence.
The words had been hard to get out, almost as though her mouth refused to register them. Celestia meanwhile, merely sat on the other side of the table and quietly nodded. She said nothing, merely waited for Twi
MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing SceneAs she looked out of her window and saw the crowd of ponies gather in the gardens below, she could not help but feel more than a little excited. After all, it was not every day that she got to witness such an event.MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Mi'Amore Cadenza, or Cadence as she preferred to be called, was watching the gathering crowd with great anticipation. Like many of the annual Canterlot events, ponies from all over Equestria would gather to this city. And although her work often took other all over the principality to meet such ponies, seeing them all gather together in one place was always a rare treat.
This day was the annual dessert contest and many had pulled out all the stops this year. Treats and cakes of all shapes and sizes lined the gardens, waiting for the judges to come by and pass their verdict. She had to admit, it was an appealing sight.
Under normal circumstances she would have loved for Shining to be here today so they could both enjoy it. Unfortunately for the both of them he'd bee
Wedding of Deception - Ch. 3: ObservationWedding of Deception - Ch. 3: Observation3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Several days passed as the anticipated celebration drew ever closer, with both the citizens of Equestria and Zakelon who had heard the news eagerly making preparations. With now less than a week to go before the big wedding day, the city of Canterlot was bustling with activity, ponies hurrying this way and that to collect everything they'd need for when the wedding was to be held in four days time.
And nopony in the country's capital suspected that some uninvited guests would be in attendance, or the heinous deception that would soon come to take place.
But for the moment, everything was going perfectly for the soon-to-be-wed couple, Princess Cadance and the captain of the Royal Guard, Shining Armor. The pair were just outside the castle at this time, practically being swarmed by citizens and paparazzi who had questions for them about their upcoming wedding.
Two groups of ponies in particular, mingling with the crowd, were trying to get as close as possible withou
The Best Night Ever - Missing SceneThe night was young and the stars were just coming out. The royal city of Canterlot glistened in the light of the moon and the stars. Tonight perhaps more than any other night, this city was a centre for Equestrian society.The Best Night Ever - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For this night, was the Grand Galloping Gala. One of the most anticipated events of the year. Everypony worth their salt wanted to be invited to this prestigious event. A time when the elite of Canterlot gathered in one place. Those found at this celebration truly were the best of the best. The cream of the crop. An event that any single person would give their own right hoof to be a part of.
And he hated every minute of it.
Shining Armour, Captain of the Equestrian royal guard, stood there, decked in his usual purple armour, alongside two of his guardsmen, both unicorns, and watched the new arrivals to the party step up the city steps one by one. It was among his duties as captain to oversee that security for such a newsworthy event ran smoothly. Of course as the c
Magical mystery cure - Alternate endingThey were happy. Happier than they'd been all day. The six mares embraced each other in the middle of the street, not wanting to let go of each other. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and pinkie Pie. Six friends who had grown so close to each other, had now saved each other from a very miserable end. They had been through a very unpleasant ordeal recently as their cutie marks, the symbols of their roles and destinies, had been changed. But, thanks to Twilight and the bonds they'd forged with each other, they had undone that change and were back to normal.Magical mystery cure - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight, right in the middle of the group hug, gave a long sigh of relief. She more than any of them had bared her share of pain throughout this time, mostly from the guilt she felt over her part in the event. For you see, it was her spell that had caused all this. A spell sent to her by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to try and solve as a part of her studies. Being the dutiful student she was, she tried
Family visit"Spike! Have you found those tablemats yet?" She asked.Family visit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Sparkle was standing in the middle of the main room of the library, waiting for the young dragon to come out of the kitchen. Soon enough, he arrived, carrying the tablemats she'd been asking for.
"Yep. They're right here." He said.
She smiled as Spike began placing them around the large table twilight had conjured up soon before. She looked around and admired her work. She, Spike and Dusk had spent the last few days making sure everything here was clean and orderly for the big upcoming visit. And she was confident everything would go right.
"I still can't believe it. Shining AND Cadence! Here together for the first time since their wedding!" Twilight exclaimed happily.
It had only been declared a few days ago, but she was still happy about it. Shining Armour and Princess Cadence had managed to find space in their schedules to visit her in Ponyville. She'd been looking forward to it all week. Her smile vanished however as
The BirthThere was frantic chattering all over as the nurses and doctors kept wheeling the patient through the doors.The Birth3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Cadence was lying on a wheeled table, being moved quickly down the hallway of the hospital, her belly swollen over the last few months. Today was the day. Alongside the doctors was her husband, Shining Armour, who had her hoof in his as they kept moving.
"It's okay honey! Everything's going to be fine!" He said reassuringly.
Cadence smiled back at him. She opened her mouth to reply to him but suddenly winced and she placed her free hoof over her midriff. This clearly caused the doctors some worry.
"Her contractions are getting more frequent! Call in more nurses!" One of them ordered.
A nearby nurse nodded and ran off to carry out the order. Meanwhile, the rest of them had finally arrived at their destination, the delivery room. They opened the doors and moved the table and princess inside. As they moved in. One of the doctors stepped aside and stood between Shining and
The Return of Harmony - Missing ScenesFaster and faster, he ran. His lungs were close to bursting with the sheer effort of maintaining his speed. But he knew he couldn't stop. Not now. Not while she was at risk. he'd only heard she had arrived in the city moments ago. Upon hearing this he knew exactly what would happen and raced towards where he knew she would be.The Return of Harmony - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Captain Shining Armour, still clad in his uniform, ran as fast as his four legs would carry him. Running down the long and elaborate halls of the Canterlot royal palace. Many guards that saw him run past always asked the same thing. "What's the matter Sir?" And he'd always panted back the same response. "Stay at your post!" He'd wished he hadn't sounded so harsh with hi men. He knew they were only becing concerned for him. But right now he had a far greater worry on his ming.
Soon enough, he arrived at his destination. A massive wooden door, the connection between the palace and one of the most important buildings in Equestria. The Hall of the Elements. He stoppe
Friendship is magic - Alternate endingShe almost couldn't believe her eyes. After what seemed like a night that would never end, the sun was finally rising. Twilight stood in the middle of the ruined castle, surrounded by the friends she'd made. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie Pie. All of them had, much to her surprise, become incredibly important to her, and together, they'd achieved a great victory. Not only had they discovered the long-lost elements of harmony, but in doing so, they had also vanquished the mare who had threatened the land with eternal night. Nightmare Moon.Friendship is magic - Alternate ending2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But now that they had won, the sun's first rays were creeping over the horizon, and with them came a familiar voice. To her friends, it was strange, but to Twilight, it brought a smile to her face. She knew that voice well, and the pony it belonged to. As the sun rose, another light approached the window of the ruin. There was a blinding flash as the six mares covered there eyes. But when the light dimmed, they looked on in joy
Luna's ReturnThe cheers of the crow were so loud at this point that it almost made the halls vibrate. The two figures moving away from the outside space in into the ornate and ancient hall were almost glad to be beyond the view of the public at this point, whoever enthusiastic they may have been. As they passed the decorative golden doors, two unicorn guards flanking each side used their magic to close them behind. Even now the sounds could be heard, though to a much lesser degree.Luna's Return3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The two figures walked alongside one another down the bright red carpet that lined the room.
Princess Celestia, ruler of the sun and co-ruler of Equestria, carried herself in her usual regal manner, her rainbow hair flowing despite the lack of wind in here. As she walked down the hall at her usual pace, she stole a glance at the one walking beside her.
Princess Luna, the mare of the moon, the second co-ruler...
....And her beloved sister.
Her sister, she thought to herself. It had been an eternity since she had laid eyes
Cadence of MemoriesCADENCE OF MEMORIESCadence of Memories3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
MLP:FiM Fan Fiction
By: Scy Storm
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Loved the finale. Thought this idea up at work, spent a few hours crafting a bunch of dialogue. I really liked what I thought up, so I put it into words. I felt like Twi and Cadance needed something like this~ Not much else to say about it, I guess. Hope you enjoy it.
"Did you find it yet Spike?!"
Twilight scanned her eyes desperately over the shelves of the library for what felt like the thirtieth time. "Not yet!" came the muffled voice of the dragon upstairs.
The unicorn groaned loudly in annoyance, reaching the end of the library shelves and flopping back on her hindlegs. Where did she put it? She was just reading it the day before! "I don't think anypony checked it out... Did they? .. No! No, no, I checked the list several times!"
She stood back up and trotted to one of the shelves, where a missing space marked the book's empty spot. She stared there intently, a new thought coming
Mare in the Moon - Missing ScenesDespite her usual tendency towards cleanliness, Twilight's room was currently a real mess. Books were laying about all over the floor, waiting to be put away. What little clothing she'd prepared for her journey was neatly folded and ready to go in her bag.Mare in the Moon - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Despite everything going smoothly, Twilight was still upset. She'd been positive that the Princess would take her message seriously. Instead, it'd been dismissed like a foal claiming to it's mother that there was a monster under the bed. Still, a command from the Princess was not something to be ignored. So, being the dutiful student she was, Twilight was busy preparing her things for the trip to this Ponyville place she'd heard about.
She walked over to her window and looked out. The royal city of Canterlot. The jewel in the crown of the nation of Equestria. Any pony in the world would give everything they had to be able to live in a place like this, and Twilight had been fortunate to be born here herself. It was a centre of learnin
A Venomous Queen + A Poisoned Princess - Day 3 P2Day 3 Part 2A Venomous Queen + A Poisoned Princess - Day 3 P23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was quickly decided that they would find Spike and get him to find the ingredients while the rest of them rescued Zig-Zag in order to save time and reduce suspicion which was realized as a possible problem when Zecora explained how she had been being watched by changelings nearly every time she left her hut, however, she was not entirely sure by how many although she could recognize some of them instantly.
It occurred to Twilight Sparkle that Zecora would have to think up a question only Zig-Zag would be able to answer in case it was a changeling in disguise, as there was a possibility that Queen Chrysalis might expect a rescue attempt; and for Zecora to give them a question only she could answer in case they were set upon by an army of changelings all disguised as her. Twilight Sparkle really hoped this wouldn't happen as they didn't have the time for unnecessary complications.
They warned Spike to watch out for any suspicious ponies and to make out, if asked, that the
A Venomous Queen + A Poisoned Princess - Day 3 P4Day 3 Part 4A Venomous Queen + A Poisoned Princess - Day 3 P43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When they were sure the changelings were gone, the group gasped for air.
'It was freezing in there!' exclaimed Pinkie Pie.
'Not to mention wet,' Rarity complained, 'look what that water's done to my hair!'
'Would you have preferred the changelings, Rarity?' asked Applejack, 'it was either them or the water.' Zig-Zag let out a shudder.
'Don't worry,' said Twilight Sparkle, 'I learned a spell recently that will dry us off, but we must hurry in case those changelings come back and for Cadence's sake.'
Spike greeted them when they got back to Zecora's hut.
'Did you get everything on the list?' Twilight Sparkle asked him. Spike nodded. Zecora had begun to make the cure with Zig-Zag passing over the ingredients to her.
'I'm sorry I failed you, Aunt Zecora,' Zig-Zag was saying.
'Can't you see that in no way have you failed me?' Zecora replied. Zig-Zag gave a small sad sigh.
'I tried to escape five times,' she explained, 'I originally only had one guard and my hooves weren't stu
MLP - The Crystal Empire - ReviewWell, here we are. It's been a long wait but we're finally here at season three. Let's hope the series manages to stay as entertaining as it's been so far.MLP - The Crystal Empire - Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
As usual, this review will contain spoilers for the episode. If you have not seen this episode yet, you have been warned.
Our episode begins in the city of Canterlot, where we see Princess Celestia singing some documents in her throne room. A guard bursts in to inform her that "it" has returned. Shocked by this news, she orders for Princess Cadence and Shining Armour to be brought to her. She begins writing a letter to Twilight and we cut to the opening credits.
After the credits finish we see Twilight in her home preparing for some test that Celestia has set for her. She's clearly stressed about it and despite efforts from her friends, she continues to be tense. Back at Canterlot, Princess Celestia is discussing matters with her sister, Luna, before Twilight arrives. As Luna departs, Celestia informs Twilight that the test she'll b
Wedding preparationsAs she trotted along, she couldn't help but have a big smile on her face. Twilight walked along the streets of Canterlot with joy in her heart. The day was great, with the sun shining, the birds chirping, and everything seeming just as cheery as she was.Wedding preparations3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had only been three days since she and her friends had arrived in the city, and thus only three days since her colt-firend, Dusk, had asked her that very important question. Twilight decision was not something that she regretted. On the contrary, it made her all the happier. But now that she'd made her decision, there were many things that needed to be sorted out. And one of those things was exactly why she was walking down the city's main street.
For as she continued down the road, she eventually came upon her destination. The royal palace of Canterlot. This place had, during much of her upbringing, been like a second home to her. And it always made her happy to see it. Walking up the main stairs, she eventually came upon the massi
Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate endingAs she approached the blue door, she hesitated. Ever since Rainbow's denouncing of Lightning Dust, which occurred in front of not only her friends, but her entire squad of recruits, this was something she knew she had to do. But that didn't mean she had to like it. She'd been practically trembling on the approach to Spitfire's office. What she planned to do here, and what consequences that might emerge from it, were things she did not care to think about. But she also knew that if she didn't do this, if she simply kept quiet and went along with what had been going on, she'd never forgive herself for it.Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She lifted her hoof and pushed the door open. Once open, Rainbow saw within the office. Spitfire was there, continuing to do what she'd been doing the last time Rainbow had visited her, signing autographs. It was understandable of course. Being as famous a flier as she was, Spitfire probably had to spend half her day doing this. Though it was clear from the look on her face that she did
Griffon the brush off - Alternate endingThe entire mood of the party had changed almost immediately. A few moments ago, the ponies attending this get-together were all happy and enjoying themselves. Now, the whole things seemed to have turned into a disaster. And all because of an outburst caused by the guest of honour for the party.Griffon the brush off - Alternate ending2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gilda the griffon, and old friend of Rainbow Dash, had been invited here to attend this party in her honour, thrown by Pinkie Pie. Although Pinkie was famous around Ponyville for parties of all sorts, the fact that she was willing to throw one for Gilda had come as a surprise for many, considering that they hadn't seemed to be on friendly terms during the latter's short time here. But as bad as things were between them, they seemed even worse now. For Gilda had been the victim of a number of practical jokes that had occurred throughout the evening. And even though the other ponies attending had laughed at the spectacle, Gilda did not.
The latest prank, which involved the griffon sliding into the