MLP: No Apologies Ch. 1No ApologiesMLP: No Apologies Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter One: Apple Challenge
It was late morning for Ponyville. The warm, mid-autumn sun was still rising overhead as Applejack worked out in the apple orchards of Sweet Apple Acres. A light breeze wafted through the grass, carrying with it the wondrous smell of the orchard: the damp, nutrient-rich earth, the strong scent of the trees and, of course, the tantalizing aroma of the sweet, ripe apples waiting to be picked.
After a couple of days dedicated to raining in an attempt to fix a schedule mixup, it was nice that the Weather Team decided to make up for it by having today be very warm and sunny. The grass was still slightly damp with yesterday's rainfall, and it squelched a bit as Applejack made her way through the forest of apple trees. She didn't mind at all, though; she had gotten much dirtier from doing less than this, and she actually enjoyed doing this rather mundane task. The entire orchard was covered in dew drops, giving the place a brilliant, renewed lo
MLP: No Apologies Ch. 5No ApologiesMLP: No Apologies Ch. 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Five: Soaring Wonder
Rainbow Dash awoke to the sound of knocking outside her cloud home. Slowly opening her eyes, she judged that it was early morning by the lack of bright sunlight streaming from her window. Dash tried to sink beneath her magenta-colored sheets and mentally willed for the knocker to go away. Silence . . .? Nope, more knocking. Horse-apples.
"This had better be good," the pegasus muttered as she willed herself out of her comfortable cloud bed. In fact, most of the things in her home were just molded from clouds. Her bed, her night stand to the left. A large cloud chest in the far corner of the bedroom held her Gala dress and only a few articles of other clothing; Rainbow was certainly not one to want to get dolled up for most occasions.
All around her room, the walls were adorned with self-motivational posters and action posters starring her flying heroes, The Wonderbolts. Those awesome ponies made everything about 100% cooler in no time at
MLP: No Apologies Ch. 4No ApologiesMLP: No Apologies Ch. 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Four: Galloping Mind
When Applejack woke up, it took her all of three seconds to remember the horrible incident of the night. Somehow, she had actually talked in her sleep. The subject matter, however, was what really made her afraid. She had had that dream of Rainbow Dash again, and now it threatened to ruin her.
A monththat's how long she had been having the dream. It didn't always take place in the apple orchard, but the dream always involved the same things. Applejack would try to tell Rainbow Dash that she liked her, but would always clam up with nervousness at the last minute. Eventually, Dash would always succeed in breaking the confession out of her, and would then assure her that she felt the same way.
A complete and utter fantasy, Applejack would always tell herself. It was far too much to believe that Rainbow Dash would be that way, let alone have the same feelings for her. All they ever seemed to do was compete with eac
Remembrance of a Dear FriendRemembrance of a Dear Friend3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy stretched herself out on the cold grass, damp with the morning's dew. She rested her head on a rough, brown log, letting her head gaze up into the early morning sky. The stars had begun to vanish and the moon had started to slowly disappear. The sky started turning light blue, signifying that in a few minutes, the sun would rise. Surrounding her were trees, towering high into the sky with the tree tops joining together, forming a shelter over her. Fluttershy inched her way to her left, leaving a huge empty space on her right. Turning her head towards the uninhabited spot, the yellow pony started to speak.
"S-sorry I'm late today. I got held up " Fluttershy diverted her eyes to her hooves. "You're you're not mad are you?" he kept silent as she stared at the empty spot beside her.
The minutes of silence had allowed the first rays of sunlight to appear, piercing the canopy with small beams of light. Fluttershy stared back at the grass next to her.