May I Have This Dance?The sun princess stepped out onto one of her castle home's many balconies, staring up at the vast sky. It was dusk, and this was the most beautiful time of the day for Celestia, for even though her sun was no longer visible in the sky, and Luna's night was now sweeping over Equestria, faint trails of pinks and purples still stretched across the horizon from the setting of the sun. For this short while, it was almost as if the two regal sisters shared the sky.
Celestia's ivory wings fluttered as she reveled in how truly magnificent the atmosphere looked at this moment. And as she admired it in silence, she didn't realize she was being watched.
So when the draconequus who had been watching her flew up and kissed her cheek, she gasped and jumped slightly.
He smiled warmly at her. "Did I startle you, my princess?" he asked in a playful tone, his eyes ablaze with mischief.
Celestia sighed and smirked at her beloved. "Can't you ever greet me in a normal way, Discord?"
He chuckled in amusemen
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
Opposites AttractOpposites AttractOpposites Attract3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
By: DolphinBuster starring Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie
Pinkie Pie hopped around Cupcake corner picking up the remains of her previous masterpiece that was shared amongst her closest friends. Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity , and Applejack came and celebrated Gummies 1st birthday party.
Gummy had finally gotten his first tooth, soon Pinkie would have to be mindful of where her little reptile bit. She continued picking up streamers, balloons, and a few bottles of sasperilla that had fallen off the table.
The pink pony looked around Cupcake Corner and examined her work. There wasn't a single streamer or any other party decorations left to be found anywhere in eye site. Pinkie Pie made a sigh of exhaustion and quietly yawned. It was late and she was tired from partying all afternoon, and she felt a little empty.
She trotted up the stairs to her room and leapt onto her bed and hid under her covers. She slipped a hoof under her pillow and pulled o
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 secret3 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
Good FeelingGood FeelingGood Feeling2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
At Sweet Apple Acres, two youngsters were playing in the apple orchards late in the afternoon. One of them, the yellow, earth pony filly, was running around and through the trees. Zigging and zagging, her red mane and tail, along with her large pink bow, flowed as she dashed away from her friend. Following close behind was a purple and green dragon. Though his body was small, he was closing the gap between them.
"You can't run forever, Applebloom!" the dragon called out with a playful smirk.
With a laugh, the pony replied, "Ah'm tellin' ya, Spike, ya can't keep up with the likes of me! Ah'm the best crusader when it comes ta playin' tag!"
"That doesn't mean you won't get tired!" Spike sounded determined to win.
Playfully, Applebloom stuck her tongue out at the dragon before bolting off deeper into the orchard. Spike followed, no willing to let her escape his sight.
Suddenly, Applebloom noticed that the sky was turning into diffe
You're My RealityYou're My Reality2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You're My Reality
Dear Pinkie Dianne Pie,
Did time really go by that fast that you’re now reading this letter? How did it happen, when, and why? Oh what the heck, it doesn't matter. All that matters is this moment right now.
Pinkie, I've been sitting at my desk trying to think of what I want to say in this letter, ‘cause I know it’ll be the last words you read from me. I can’t even bear the thought of not living my life with you. You've brightened my days, even on the sunniest of summer afternoons. You were my ball of joy that always smiled, even when there was nothing to smile about. Honestly Pinkie, you smiled and cracked jokes when Owlowiscious broke his wing. But mind you…it was funny after you made that irrelevant pun… “He doesn't want to be owl alone.”
I remember when we first met. If I was asked what my first impression of you was, it probably would've been completely different from what I think and see yo
Truth: Hearts and Hooves Day Special"No. No, no, no, no. N. O."Truth: Hearts and Hooves Day Special3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Aw, come on Vinyl, why not?"
"Because Hearts and Hoofs day is DUMB."
For the third time this week, Vinyl and Octavia were standing in the kitchen, making dinner, and arguing. It wasn't the kind of arguing that would send children running to their rooms, but rather the kind of arguing that could be put on a television show, with the best argument winning ten thousand bits. Octavia tried to hold in a smirk; Vinyl was kind of cute when she was stubborn. Kind of. The white DJ sat at a seat near the kitchen table, her back against the wall. Octavia stood at the stove.
"I don't understand why you won't let me get you anything." Octavia said, cutting some carrots.
"Right, because, me telling you not to do something has stopped you SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST."
Octavia turned around, unable to hold her smile. It proved to be contagious as Vinyl's face broke into a wide grin as
She Blinded Me With Science, 1She Blinded Me With Science, 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You would have loved to see Twilight Sparkle in action today. I've always known she was brave and heroic and smart, but I never really knew how much of a hero she was until I saw her charge that monster! Even after being smushed, squashed, stung, and running halfway across the Everfree Forest to find Fluttershy, she still saved me not once but TWICE! It was AMAZING! I was scared stiff by the hydra, but Twilight whooshed back and got me, saving me from certain eatedness! And then, she did the same for Spike, and THEN, as if THAT wasn't enough, she charged that big ugly monster so that we could get away! Oh my gosh it was the coolest thing I've ever see! And I've been around Dash for YEARS! It was like, PYOOM! 'You can't have my friends!' And she charged in like a superhero! I felt bad for not helping out, but I couldn't stop shaking the whole time. I wasn't sure if it was 'cause of my Pinkie Sense or that hydra or 'cause I was scared Twilight was go
Mother Of A Baby DragonMother Of A Baby Dragon3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dear Princess Celestia,
This is Spike, writing you about my adventures again. I thought it would be hard to put this big adventure in one letter so I'm sending copies of pages from my diary. I will also add some of Twilight's diary pages so you can see what she was doing. Let's start!
-Evening. Last day of winter-
What is up with Twilight? She seems so excited and nervous at the same time. Oh! Tomorrow is our first Winter Wrap-Up in Ponyville. That's probably why Twilight is checking her checklist again and again. Oh well... I finished my work for today. Time for a good night's rest
I woke Spike up for Winter Wrap-Up. He told me 'you're not mommy' and went back to sleep. He always does that when he dreams about his mother. I know I'm not his mother but I'm the one that raised him for a very long time. Why won't he just understand that...?
-Evening. Winter Wrap-Up Day-
Twilight woke me up this morning. It was way too early and I had just had a dream about my mother. I
The Warmth of Winter: Chapter OneThe Warmth of Winter: Chapter One2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Warmth of Winter
Chapter One: An Unexpected Visit
Winter. It’s the time of year when you admire the beauty a snowfall and the uniqueness of each glass covered lake. It’s the time of year to celebrate with gifts on Hearts Warming Eve and to hold your very special somepony close on Hearts and Hooves day. However, for some, it’s the time of year for great hardship and misery; like for young Scootaloo. Little did she know that this fact would soon change.
“Do I have to go?” asked a young purple dragon, currently fidgeting with his scarf.
Twilight nodded as she magically tightened the cloth. “Yes Spike, I would have done it myself, but you saw how much work Celestia assigned me.”
He sighed in frustration. “But it’s so cold outside.”
The lavender mare shot him an unamused expression. “It’s just below forty degrees and the more we argue, the colder it gets.”
Spike groaned and picked up the basket of books at his
Three's a Crowd: Chapter Twenty-FourThe following morning was anything but peaceful.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Twenty-Four3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Madeline woke up slowly, feeling her joints popping and muscles slowly coming to life as she began to move. She sat up in bed, her vision blurry. She looked around a bit, searching for her glasses. She put them on, and immediately her vision was clear. She brought a hoof to her face, and could still feel the moisture from her tears. She looked at her pillow to find a dark spot where she laid her head.
Did I really cry that much? Thanks to Kester, I slept very soundly...I should do something nice for him. Breakfast, maybe? She got out of bed and opened her bedroom door to the sound of snoring. She trotted over to where Kester was sleeping, his snoring sounding like a saw going through wood. He was asleep on his back, his legs splayed out in every which direction, his mouth hanging open.
My goodness, Kester...sleep with your mouth open like that and- Madeline's thoughts ground to a deafening halt as her eyes traveled south. H
The Warmth of Winter: Chapter ThreeThe Warmth of Winter: Chapter Three2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Warmth of Winter
Chapter Three: Warming Up
As Luna’s night gave way to Celestia’s sun, young Scootaloo began to stir. In her semiconscious state, she found herself snuggling deeper into her sheets, perfectly content with sleeping in. She loved how they felt much softer, warmer, and scalier than usual. Wait scalier?
Instantly, Scootaloo’s eyes shot open to see that she was, in fact, laying on Spike’s chest. The young filly could feel a rush of terror wash over her, not to mention a fire red blush cover her face. Though, as she looked to his face, she couldn’t help but find his dopy, unconscious expression somewhat cute. Nonetheless, she had to get out of her current situation, for she couldn’t bear the awkwardness of him awaking underneath her.
‘Okay, maybe if I slowly slide out this way he won’t wake up,’ she thought.
Slowly, Scootaloo began to pull away, but as she did this, she noticed that Spike’s arm was wrapped around
The Warmth of Winter: Chapter FourThe Warmth of Winter: Chapter Four1 year ago in Romance More Like This
The Warmth of Winter
Chapter Four: The Beginning
In that instant, Spike couldn’t possibly think fast enough to come up with a well thought out action. Instead, he did the first thing that came to mind. The young dragon, whose face was now covered in crimson, shot back a whole three feet.
“What the hay was that!?” he shrieked.
Scootaloo jumped back as well, and instinctively avoided eye contact. “I’m sorry! It’s just, Sweetie Belle told us how she saw Rarity kiss you on the cheek when you did something nice for her! Please don’t be angry!”
Spike’s blush deepened, for until this point, he had assumed no one except for Twilight, and Rarity herself, bared witness. Despite his embarrassment, Spike wanted to assure Scootaloo that of all the emotions he was experiencing, anger was not among them.
“Scoots, I’m not mad. I mean, I’m a little surprised right now, but certainly not mad.”
The dragon’s semi com
Truth: Part Fifteen"Well, you look happy this morning."Truth: Part Fifteen3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There was a long pause in Vinyl's kitchen, wherein Vinyl was doing anything but listening to Lyra. The mint unicorn's irritation showed.
"Huh? Oh, hi Lyra. Didn't see you there."
Vinyl's eyes furrowed. She didn't want to be broken from her reverie, especially if it was only to say hello to Lyra. Lyra scowled and stepped close to her white counterpart, trying to keep her attention.
"Why do you look so chipper this morning? Mornings aren't really your thing, you know."
It took all of Vinyl's self-control to not roll her eyes. She always got really sick of Lyra telling her about herself like she didn't know. Her irritation washed away quickly, though, as she remembered why exactly she was in a good mood on such a chilly, grey autumn day.
"Just in a good mood, is that okay?" Irritation laced Vinyl's words in spite of the imploding levels of happiness she felt inside.
"Well yeah. I mean, I'm not telling you you can't be happy.
Three's a Crowd: Chapter ElevenRolando paced the front step of Marianna's house nervously.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Eleven3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Alright, Rolando...you can do this. This is no different than the other dates you have been on. The only major one is that you are doing the pursuing...which I have never done before..." He said to himself.
"No matter...I will treat her out to an excellent night. No need to worry. I will do fine. I am a Staccato, after all. Staccatos do not fail." He said, boosting himself up.
"No, I cannot act like that...I am positive she does not like self-important idiots. I must be the epitome of a gentlecolt, just as father taught me." He said, clearing his mind.
"How long do you plan on standing there talking to yourself?" Marianna giggled, standing in the doorway watching her date for the night pace back and forth, mumbling to nopony in particular.
He seized up at the sound of her voice. "A-Ah...Marianna. So good to see you." He said, turning to face her. Once again, he felt himself surprisingly short of breath.
Marianna had dressed h