Building Bridges, Pt. 1Building Bridges, Pt. 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Twilight Sparkle was, as was often the case in the afternoon, intensely focused on reading a book at her desk. Tonight, Dr. Hawk's 'Astrological Anomalies and Astral Artifacts' was the subject of her attentions. With Spike out of town for the week on Canterlot business, she had the entire place to herself. Every single shelf lining the tree house library's walls crammed with condensed knowledge, all for her.
Pausing as her mind snagged on that thought, Twilight frowned. Sometimes she wondered if she was the only pony in Ponyville who actually enjoyed a good book. There was something terribly disappointing and wrong about Spike's absence resulting in predictable solitude.
When she thought about it like that, she almost missed the baby dragon already. Though she loved her friends dearly, none of them were exactly - to use a term they loved to apply to her - "bookworms".
There was a loud thud, the library shaking as something impacted against the outside walls of the library. The resultin
Building Bridges, Pt. 2Building Bridges, Pt. 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Even if Pinkie Pie had cured her of any lingering fear of the dark, the Everfree still held many real, tangible horrors. Twilight Sparkle had spent the first few minutes glancing every which way, trying to identify every sound, expecting an ambush behind every tree, but she slowly managed to calm down a little. She had been to Zecora's place even after the cockatrice attack. It just still didn't mean this was a good idea.
Her heartbeat didn't slow down though, because the second she stopped jumping at shadows, she made attempts to rationally analyze her feelings. She remembered Rarity's words, and knew that she had to have an answer. Of course she had read books that touched upon the subject of love, but it was allegedly notoriously hard to pin down. There was romantic love, the love between friends, love as a form of appreciation, and many more besides.
But beyond these categories, nothing she'd read felt like it applied. If anything, it reminded her of descriptions of flight that she
MLP:FiM - Dawn of FlightDawn of FlightMLP:FiM - Dawn of Flight4 years ago in Romance More Like This
This MLP:FiM fanfiction is inspired by Dawn of a New Day, written by furor1. Please read his before reading mine, or some stuff may confuse you. It happens after DoND, although I'm going to be vague about the time. Use your imagination!
My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic is copyright and owned by Hasbro. All characters are created by Lauren Faust. No money is planned or intended by this fanfiction.
Rainbow Dash x Twilight Sparkle
The vibrant purple pony with a sparkling star mark that glittered on her flank lay comfortably on her side while the Autumn breeze blew through her mane. She was on top of one of the nearby hills not far from Ponyville. There was a book half open in front of her, but she hadn't even glanced at it in over an hour as her eyes traced the sky above. It was getting late in the evening, and finally da
The Price of Loyalty - Part 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Price of Loyalty - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Eyes clenched, Rainbow Dash squirmed and allowed herself to sink deeper into the fluffy cloud that was her home. The afternoon Sun shone down upon her, rousing her from her slumber. She rolled onto her back and let loose a huge yawn. Sighing, the pale cyan pegasus slowly cracked open her eyes and rubbed them with her two fore-hooves. She sat up on her haunches and peeked over the edge of her cloud, gazing at the bridge to Ponyville nearby. Nopony was there.
"Oh, come on, kid," she mumbled in annoyance. "You begged and pleaded for almost an hour yesterday, and now you don't even show up on time."
Rainbow lazily scanned the expansive valley below her. Winding paths snuck between sparse trees and over roll
Twilight learns a secretIt was sunset, and a dim orange light covered Ponyville, shining through the windows of the library and illuminating its contents. Rainbow dash laid on her side, letting her eyes rest on the stack of books topped with a half-eaten, heart shaped box of chocolate before turning to stare at the ceiling.Twilight learns a secret4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I don't know. Like I said, we were both... getting used to our bodies, and we were always egging each other on I think it was sort of inevitable, you know?" Dash sighed. "Anyway, that's all over now."
Twilight stared at Dash for a moment before speaking. "Do you ever wish you were still with Gilda?"
"No," said Dash, rolling over to face Twilight, "Being with Gilda was fun, I guess, and I do kind of wish stuff had - ended better, but she's not what I want anymore. I'd choose you over her any day." Rainbow Dash ran a hoof down Twilight's side, staring into the unicorn's lavender eyes.
"I love you, Twilight
DreamworldsDreamworldsDreamworlds3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Good, are you ready?"
Rainbow Dash groaned. "You've asked me that like five times already."
"Okay, okay. I just want to make sure. This spell is interfering with our minds. If you're not relaxed enough or not expecting it "
"And you also explained that the other five times." Dash put a hoof on Twilight's shoulder. She looked the magician in the eyes and gave her an encouraging smile. "I'm ready. Let's do this."
Twilight sighed, trying to calm down. "Alright. It's best if we lie down. We wouldn't want to fall over and wake up in the middle of it."
"Sounds good." Dash stretched her legs and spread herself across the hard wood of the library floor. It was not particularly comfortable, but she had been assured that it would not matter. Twilight did the same next to her. Dash lay on her side, facing Twilight. "So, what should I do?"
Twilight turned to her, a cocky grin across her face. "I thought I'd explained it to you five times already."
"Uhm " Dash pursed her li
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Rainbow Dash stood before the entrance to the Everfree Forest, gazing up at the dark clouds above her. Raindrops masked her still tear-speckled cheeks. She narrowed her eyes and spread her wings, cursing her own exhaustion.
Rainbow kicked off from the ground, pushing upward toward the clouds. Thick raindrops pelted her face, forcing her eyes closed. Her wings begged her to let them rest, but she pushed on, regardless. Just before she reached the clouds, a sudden gust shoved her back toward the earth. She flailed wildly, desperately trying to gain control of herself. A solid wall of rain blinded her as she fought to regain control of her descent. Extending her wings at the last moment, she managed to level out
Dawn of a new Day, part 3Dawn of a new DayDawn of a new Day, part 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
A knock on the door. Twilight looked up from her book, got to her hooves and walked over to it. Opening it she was greeted by the most nervous pegasus she had ever witnessed. "Uhm, hi, Rainbow."
Dash turned her head towards her as if surprised by Twilight's sudden appearance. "Oh, er, hi Twilight." Twilight raised her eyebrow as she noticed Dash staring at her mouth of all things and biting her own lip as if being in a mental struggle over whether or not to do something.
However, no action came from her friend. After a while Twilight realized that nothing was likely to happen and decided to invite Dash inside. "Do you want to come in?"
Dash did not move her eyes and merely gave her a "mhm" and a barely noticeable nod.
Twilight stepped back and gave her friend some space to step inside and closed
Fell Into the Right Hooves Ch1Fell Into the Right HoovesFell Into the Right Hooves Ch14 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Wind?" Dash licked the back of her forehoof before raising it high above her into the air.
"Good! Clouds?" she called to herself. Looking from atop the cloud where she was perched, she noted the empty sky around her.
"Clear! Cheering section?" The blue pegasus sat up, ears alert as if expecting a round of praise. After a few silent seconds, she looked over the edge of her cloud at the ground below. "I said 'cheering section?'"
Rainbow Dash could just barely make out the yellow and pink blur. Fluttershy, sitting peacefully on the grass far below the blue pegasus' cloud, shot up to attention. "Oh, um,... yay!" she replied, though barely above a whisper.
"Ugh..." Dash placed a hoof over her face. She knew the pegasus below her had the heart, but her voice usually hid it behind meek expressions. Nevertheless, her cheering section was ready. "Check."
The two pegasi were just outside of Ponyville, away from its busy st
Dawn of a new Day, part 1Dawn of a new DayDawn of a new Day, part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Twilight arrived in the waiting area of the hospital, breathing heavily and now feeling pearls of sweat on her brow. Spike was still clinging to her neck after holding on for dear life. Her friends were already there; Applejack and Rarity stood up as soon as they saw her. "What happened?" she asked into the group while her mind continued coming up with ever worse scenarios.
"We don't know," Applejack said.
"They wouldn't tell us anything," Rarity continued.
Twilight looked at the other two ponies in the group. Fluttershy was still sitting on the bench at the other end of the room with Pinkie Pie next to her, comforting the nearly crying pegasus. It was early morning and they had all been called to the hospital with the message that something had happened to Rainbow Dash, but it did not mention anything specifi
Twilight and RainbowRainbow Dash stood looking out over Ponyville, watching her flight teams of pegasi clearing the skies. Today was scheduled to be a sunny day with only a few clouds in the sky. Autumn was approaching slowly and they needed to manage the temperatures closely, most ponies overlooked how attentive Dash was of her work, she loved racing more than anything but in the time she had spent as Ponyville's weather manager she had come to really enjoy organising the daily schedules of "Partly Cloudly", "Sunny", "Clear Blue Skies" and weather patterns of all other varieties. Her friend Rarity might even say she put artistic talent into her job. Today was special for reasons beyond the weather. She had something special planned for Twilight today.Twilight and Rainbow4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That little purple egghead with a talent for magic beyond that of any unicorn Rainbow had known or heard of, granted she had heard of very few unicorns and knew only a couple in town, besides Twi and Rarity and she wasn't close to them.
Twilight and Rainbow
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Twilight Sparkle gave a long sigh as she sat peering over a tall stack of books in her library home one day. She was bored. She had absolutely nothing planned and none of her usual books were keeping her attention. To make it even worse, Spike was off to Canterlot for a couple days again, so there wasn't even anyone to talk to. Not very long ago she would have relished the solitude as a chance to get some serious reading done, but after coming to Ponyville and making so many great friends now it just felt kind of lonely.
Still, she was sure she could find at least some book to keep her interested. There just had to be something. If the usual stuff wasn't working, maybe she just needed to look at something different, something she hadn't read before? This was a library after all; there were still a lot of books she had never read on a lot of topics she still didn't know anything about. Moving languidly to her shelves, Twi
A Rainbow Dash Love Story (Chapter 1)A Rainbow Dash Love Story (A Human MLP FIM Story)A Rainbow Dash Love Story (Chapter 1)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I had never been much for all the mushy love stuff. I never thought that I ever would, but a lot has changed. I guess I've been through a lot of things that I never prepared myself for. Some were more unexpected than others.
It had been a normal day for everyone else. The others had all been able to make it to Pinkies' party that night and everyone was having a good time. Except me. Around a month before, Pinkie came up to me all; "Rainbow. Huge news!"
Well it was more of a “Rainbow, I have the most wonderfully amazingly wonderful splendiferous news!" She was never one to understate things at least.
I rolled my eyes at the time. For her big news could have meant "I made another batch of cupcakes!" but went along with it 'cos if anything she's always a laugh. She dragged me back to Sugar Cube Corner and when we got in she went round slamming all the windows a doors shut. Again, I just thought she was being, we
Dawn of a new Day, part 2Dawn of a new DayDawn of a new Day, part 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was the evening of the third weekend after Rainbow Dash's accident. Twilight was in her living room, which also served as the central room of the library, making some last minute preparations for today's treatment. She had taken the table out of the kitchen and into the living room between the fireplace and the couch. On it were now standing two small bottles of the energy drink that had worked quite well for her during her breaks and for Dash to regain some energy and lose the soreness in her muscles. She opened one bottle and poured the liquid into a glass with a straw in it, standing close to the edge until it was about half full and put the bottle back next to the other.
She went back into the kitchen and began making daisy sandwiches for her and Dash. Once finished with them she trotted over to the fre
Muddy wingsIt was another rainy morning, the dim sunlight shining through the heavy cloud cover and in through a window, forcing a certain purple Mare's eyes to forcibly adjust, waking her in the process. The purple mare, know as Twilight Sparkle, slowly came to, opening her sleepy eyes and yawning loudly, not truly caring who heard. She then did what she always did, the morning routine she had been following since what seemed to be her whole life. She forced herself out of her bed and slowly trotted up to her bedroom mirror, using her magic to lift the brush that rested on the mirror's cabinet, and brushed her mane 150 times, as always, to ensure a lack of knots.Muddy wings4 years ago in Romance More Like This
She then went along the rest of her morning routine, waking up her number one assistant from his peaceful slumber, who then did his best to prepare one of his (not so) famous Vegan breakfasts. After that, she always took a quick but a liberating shower, then rebrushed her mane. She had been stuck in this routine for as long as she could
Fell Into the Right Hooves Ch2Fell Into the Right HoovesFell Into the Right Hooves Ch24 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh! Rainbow, you're okay!"
Fluttershy was waiting eagerly in the lobby, just as the doctor had said. Upon seeing her wounded friend, she quickly darted the length of the waiting area to hug the pegasus.
"Are you all right? How's your wing?" Fluttershy asked, her voice full of concern.
Dash stepped out of the wheelchair, scornfully looking at the sling on her side. "My wing will be fine, but, I won't be able to fly at the Wonderbolt's audition now..."
Fluttershy smiled, her eyes closing into a look of happiness. "Oh, that's good!"
"'Good?' That's 'good?'" Rainbow felt a flush of anger overcome her. "It's not 'good,' Fluttershy! It's very 'not good!' I missed my chance to fly with my heroes, all because of some stupid accident!" She had yelled a bit louder than she wanted to.
Fluttershy sank back behind her pink mane, a look of apology crossing her face. "Oh, I-I'm sorry, Rainbow Dash. I... I-I meant th-that it's g
Moonlit Sparkles - Ch. 1Author's Note: This story was written long before Season 2, Episode 4 where Luna received her canon personality. Drop what you know about her from that episode. Thank you and enjoy!Moonlit Sparkles - Ch. 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Moonlit Sparkles Chapter 1
"You're going WHERE?!"
The earsplitting cry startled the birds that rested atop Twilight Sparkle's library home. Panicking, the birds rushed into the sky to find a safer place to perch.
Twilight was using her magic to pack several books and supplies into a few different bags. The books themselves covered a variety of topics, but she only packed the necessities, knowing she wouldn't need her entire library on her trip to Canterlot. The warm glow of the sun draped appealingly across the room, blanketing every surface. Certainly there was no better time to travel; the springtime aura penetrated everything, from the simplest plant to the most complex animal species. Life itself just seemed so vibrant, and Twilight was
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 3The Party Hasn't Ended Part 3 starring Pinkie Pie and Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pinkie was busy with the dishes in the kitchen as Dash lugged the heavy bags of trash out to the back alley behind the bakery. But there was already a pile of garbage there, and it was difficult to find any space for the bags she was carrying.
Dash shook her head in annoyance. "Smoggy and Patchy you guys! What a time to be taking an extended vacation!" She flew up and placed one of her trash bags gingerly on the top of the already teetering pile. "You'd think the Mayor would have organised somepony other than Derpy Hooves to be in charge of the trash collection while they're away." Flying back down, she collected another bag and flew it to the top of the pile. "When will " she grabbed another bag, "everypony learn" and another, "that Derpy just isn't the most" and another. "dependable of ponies?"
The last bag was on top now, and the tower began to sway.
"Uh oh." D
Fell Into the Right Hooves Ch3Fell Into the Right HoovesFell Into the Right Hooves Ch34 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Wonderbolts sat in a line before her, seeming almost larger than life. Dash stepped forward, throwing her mane back out of her eyes. She was impossibly nervous as her idols stared upon her. It was her turn to audition.
Dash gazed forward. From her cloud, she could clearly see the pegasi she idolized on the far side of the stadium. Between her and them, there was a massive opening in the clouds. No props, no rings, no ramps. Just skill. Dash looked to the blue sky above. She was finally going to achieve her goal. She gave one last look to her heroes before diving forward off the cloud and stretching out her-
Her wings? She felt gravity take hold of her as she began to fall. She tried to regain herself, flapping with all her energy. But, something wasn't right. She looked back, only to see in horror that she had no wings. Smooth sides, as though she had been born an earth pony. She had taken the dive with no way
To Fix You - Chapter 1To Fix YouTo Fix You - Chapter 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
When you try your best, but you don't succeed,
When you get what you want, but not what you need,
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep,
Stuck in reverse,
And the tears come streaming down your face,
When you lose something, that you can't replace,
When you love someone, but it goes to waste,
Could it be worse?
In an empty field outside of Ponyville, drops of liquid fell out of the sky and hit the ground. The citizens of Ponyville were more than familiar with rain, especially those weather pegasi who created it, but this particular event was different. Ponyville had, of course, experienced strange weather phenomena before, with the chocolate milk raining down from cotton candy clouds during the brief reign of Discord still fresh in everypony's mind, but most ponies had another reason to avoid the falling drops in this field. That is, if they even came across them and paid attention to them at all. For one thing, unlike what most rain was apt to do, t
First Date 2 Date Harder "Well hello there, young lady," a brown Earth pony was looking down at the rainbow-maned mare, whose expression was, as it stood, completely dumbfounded. Sizing up the pegasus, the stallion swiftly stepped to the side, sensing Rainbow's need to have him strictly out of her way. "My apologies, Ms. Dash," he said. Rainbow blinked, slowly registering that the unknown stallion probably recognized her as Ponyville's premier weather pony.First Date 2 Date Harder4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Regardless, Rainbow Dash mustered her courage and stood tall, her hair bouncing as she moved. Her eyes unfocused as some of it fell gracefully along her vision. Dash made a mental note that she was really unused to her mane even moving without gale force winds. "Uh, thank you?" She tried, before violently shaking her head as she cleared her words in her mind. "I mean! Uh, n-no problem," she stammered out. Thank you? He didn't do anything worth thanking! Except he did get out of her way quickly enough, s
Sadness and DiscoveriesMy name is Twilight Sparkle. I'm a unicorn with a strong ability for magic and a passion for literature. I'm 22 years old. I have a lavender coat and my mane is dark purple with a lighter purple streak running through it. My tail also matches my mane. My cutie mark is a series of starbursts representing my talent for magic and even though I got it as a filly, long before I met my best friends, I've often thought to myself that the five stars surrounding the larger, middle star, represent myself and my five friends.Sadness and Discoveries4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There's other things about myself I'd love to share but this story isn't about any of that and if I told you everything we wouldn't get to the reason why I'm talking to you.
This is the story of how I found myself in a relationship with a wonderful mare who has made me the happiest I've ever been. Yes, I said "mare", please don't call me a "filly-fooler", I don't like the term and neither does my marefriend. We're ponies, plain and simple.
I guess it all really started a thr
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 13Pinkie and Dash streaked higher, ever higher into the sky. Layer after layer of black, boiling cloud had slipped past them, and then they had escaped the storm and were out among the normal white clouds, the cumulus and cumulo-stratus that floated above Equestria like great white fairy castles. But even those clouds were gone as well now, far below them, and they flew through the clear frosty-blue silent expanse at the top of the world.The Party Hasn't Ended Part 134 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pinkie leaned against Dash and shouted in her ear to be heard over the air coursing past them. "But Dashie? Where are we going? Isn't the storm right back down there?"
Dash shouted back: "We've got to get as high as possible, Pinkie. That way gravity can give us the extra boost we'll need to trigger the sonic rainboom."
Pinkie gulped. "A s-s-s-s-sonic rainboom?" she stuttered. "Straight into the centre of the storm? Are you crazy!?!?"
"You're really asking ME if I'M crazy, Pinkie?" Dash laughed. "That hurricane was born from the rainbow of darkness, so
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Celestia's sun shined bright over Sweet Apple Acres. The morning rays glistened off of the still fresh dew spritzed about the trees as many ponies diligently worked the fields, bucking the ripe crop from their branches.
"I just don't get why you needed me out here so early in the day," Rainbow Dash complained, bucking at a tree for the third time to make it release its fruit. "You know I like my sleep, AJ. And besides, this is really an earth pony job!"
Applejack looked back to her friend in frustration. "Ah needed ya out here because yer the strongest of our friends after me, and we need all the help we can get!"
She walked over to the tree Dash had been striking. "And ya ain't doin' it right!" Spinning on her heels, AJ landed a sharp buck to the tree, immediately being rewarded with a raining hail of fruit falling into the baskets below. "It ain't in the legs, Sug'. Ya gotta put yer whole body in it."