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
The Gemmed Satyr: Last of the Equestrian GirlsMorning. How dreadful.The Gemmed Satyr: Last of the Equestrian Girls5 months ago in Romance More Like This
Even my hair looks like somepony took a rats' nest, dyed it purple, and stuck it over my head… again. Oh, but what does it even matter? I've made some of the biggest mistakes of my life. How my hair looks should be the least of my worries.
A customer? At this hour? Mmmmmm.
Normally, I'd be thrilled to take in anypony at this rate, but right now, I'm not even in the mood to touch that sewing machine.
"Alright alright, I'm coming, darling! Just hold your… never mind."
"Rarity! Good, you're awake!"
"Roseluck? What are you doing here?"
She seems really excited about something. I wond
The Gemmed Satyr CH4.2: Friend to Lean OnThis wasn't supposed to happenThe Gemmed Satyr CH4.2: Friend to Lean On8 months ago in Romance More Like This
"And then and then he he called me a, a PRISS! THAT ROTTEN N'ER-DO-WELL CALLED ME A PRISS!"
"Rarity, I-I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry that happened to you," I managed to utter.
"How vould you like a full back massage treatment to ease away zee stress, Miss Rarity?"
"Please, Lotus. Show my aching heart no mercy today."
No. I didn't want this to happen at all. I mean, sort of, but oh, not like this. Not anything like this. I really didn't like Rarity being with somepony else and I didn't want them to be together, as happy as I tried to be for her, but oh my goodness
It All Gets Better. "Apple Blossom, what the hay is troubling you?" Applejack stepped in front of the door as her younger sister tried to step out. She instantly stopped. Applejack had called her by her full name. She knew it was serious. She looked up at her sister. The orange farm mare stared down at her, a frown plastered on her face. Apple Bloom could instantly tell that her sister wasn't troubled by her late night leave taking.It All Gets Better.8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What ya mean 'What the hay is troubling you?' Nothing is troubling me." The filly replied, trying to slide past her sister. Applej
The Gemmed Satyr: Prologue"Boy and howdy! Ah can't believe it actually went swell! Ah've gotta tell my friends right away!"The Gemmed Satyr: Prologue9 months ago in Romance More Like This
A brown-colored speckled butterfly fluttered about over the park as four mares sat together on a red-and-white checkered blanket, gathered for a picnic. A tea-set and some sandwiches lay between them, and they were all listening intently to Rarity as she recounted the night when her younger sister's love had finally blossomed.
It had been four days since the night Twilight returned from Canterlot, after Sweetie Belle and Spike had finally simultaneously confessed their mutual crushes. She looked on with a straight face, while Pinkie was antsy,
Unsure - Chapter 4 - Part 2Unsure - Chapter 4 - Part 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4-2 - Generosity in Abundance
Twilight and Rarity walked in contemplative silence toward Twilight's library home, both pondering on how exactly to handle Twilight's current situation. As the walked in the door, Twilight closed it with magic and immediately headed to her kitchen. Rarity followed suit, but not without greeting the small purple dragon, who had approached the pair upon their entrance.
"Why, hello, Spike. How are you tonight? Are you feeling well?" Rarity asked politely, noticing the dragon's half-lidded eyes and somewhat vacant expression.
"Hi, Rarity," Spike answered, suppressing a yawn
Unsure - Chapter 4 - Part 1Unsure - Chapter 4 - Part 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4-1 - Give Me a Smidge of Confidence
"Umm...advice, 'Shy? That's kinda...vague. What kind of advice are we talking about?"
Fluttershy blushed again and hid behind her mane, "Well, um, you see," she began nervously, drawing circles on the floor with her hoof, "I, uh, uhm...eep," she trailed off, quickly ducking her now crimson face into her sofa.
Dash gave her friend a deadpan stare and facehoofed. She already knew how shy she usually was, but this was just ridiculous. At least she could usually talk about it. Geez. She cleared her throat and tried to coerce the shy mare to talk to her, "Hey,
Three's a Crowd: Chapters 47-50Octavia and Vinyl left the bar together, the other bar-goers wishing them all the best in the future. They walked so closely to one another it was a wonder that they hadn't tripped over each others hooves. Vinyl was smiling from ear to ear, content in the fact that her words had reached Octavia. She gently snaked her tail around Octavia's, whose tail responded in kind.Three's a Crowd: Chapters 47-501 year ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm sorry for reacting so badly, Vinyl...I still haven't quite forgiven myself for it," Octavia said softly as she looked at Vinyl.
"It's fine Octy," Vinyl smiled. "I really should have seen things from your end. I can't even begin to imagine what it looked like," Vinyl said
Three's a Crowd: Chapter ThirtyOctavia woke up with a start, and sighed. Yet again, she could not sleep, her mind far too active over what had occurred. She could not shake the image of so many other ponies looking ready to kill. She shifted in bed, staring at the ceiling. Every time she shut her eyes, she could see them bearing down on her and Vinyl, and her eyes would immediately open once more. Maybe fresh air will help...Three's a Crowd: Chapter Thirty2 years ago in Romance More Like This
She grabbed a scarf from her drawer, and quietly exited her bedroom, leaving Vinyl asleep in bed. She silently trotted down the hallway back to her living room, hearing her father's loud snoring seeping out from under their bedroom door. How Mother h
Three's a Crowd: Chapter Twenty-FiveThe pair continued their walk towards Octavia's home, watching other ponies walk past. What Vinyl found strange, was that Octavia was greeted by every pony that passed them by. After the tenth greeting, Vinyl spoke up.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Twenty-Five2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Who DON'T you know in this town, Octy? Maybe we shoulda sent mail in advance to have a parade set up," she joked.
"This is a fairly small town as you have clearly seen, so it is not surprising that everypony remembers me. That and I would send letters back to my parents after a successful performance. I like to keep them in the loop. That is probably why the last few ponies told me that they were fans of my work."
"Eh. My m
Three's a Crowd: Chapter FiveVinyl woke up with a start to the sound of heavy retching. She frantically looked around and found Octavia missing from their bed. She quickly rushed out of bed and threw the bathroom door open. She found Octavia leaning over the toilet, heaving the contents of her stomach into the bowl.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Five2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Octy, what's wrong!? Was it dinner!? Oh Celestia I KNEW I shouldn't have thrown in that new seasoning!" She said, doing what she could to hold back Octavia's mane, stroking her back to alleviate the pain.
"Urgh...this must be...m-morning sickness..." Octavia said weakly, feeling another wave surging to her throat.
Vinyl winced slightly as she heard the no
The Sweetest Gem: ...Of AllDawn ofThe Sweetest Gem: ...Of All1 year ago in Romance More Like This
The Final Day
-24 Hours Remain-
Celestia's sun rose once more, beginning what for now seemed like another ordinary day. Everyone was having a peaceful awakening in Ponyville, having experienced good, pleasant dreams in their sleep last night.
All except for one.
"No! No, please! Don't do this to me! I promise I'll be a good sister! I promise!"
The fashion designer tossed and turned violently in her sleep, her legs pushing Opal right off the bed. The cat bitterly hissed at her owner before retreating to the basket bed she so loathed.
"Just stay with me a little longer, we can work this all out! Please, Sweetie Belle! You don't n
Of Challenges and KissesFeatherweight sat on the schoolyard's green grass. His cream-coloured ears perked towards his friends, while his eyes stared at three talking fillies.Of Challenges and Kisses10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
The three fillies--a pegasus, a unicorn, and a small earth pony--sat around huddled, talking and drawing crazy plans in the sandy ground. One in particular drew his attention.
Celestia, she's pretty, he thought with a sigh.
Scootaloo stood over the other two, wildly gesturing a masterful plan that was certain to either get them their cutie marks, or land them in a hospital. Her two friends alternated between looking at her in disbelief and giving each other small, uncertain stare
Three's a Crowd: Chapters 38 - 41Vinyl sat up quickly, the smell of maple syrup and fresh pancakes wafting over from the kitchen. When she opened her eyes, she saw Bonbon standing in front of the stove, working the griddle as she cooked. Lyra sat at the dining room table, sipping her morning coffee as she watched Bonbon cook.Three's a Crowd: Chapters 38 - 412 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You're making your special pancakes...what's the occasion?" Lyra asked, curious to know.
"I'm in a great mood, Lyra. Vinyl and I had a wonderful conversation late last night, isn't that right Vinyl?" Bonbon said, having noticed Vinyl had woken up without looking over.
"How does she do that?" Vinyl asked.
"Sometimes I wonder who exactly uses magic..
Three's a Crowd: Chapter Thirty-SevenVinyl woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of her own rumbling stomach. Fooooood... She lifted herself up, stretching a bit as she stepped off of the couch. She felt her stomach rumble again, and made her way towards the kitchen, looking for anything to sate the hunger within her. She found herself in front of the refrigerator, throwing it open and beginning to raid it for anything edible. She grinned widely when she saw a large sliver of chocolate cake sitting on one of the shelves. "They won't miss it...I'll be doing Lyra and Bonbon a favor," she said to herself as she slid the plate out of the fridge. She went to shut the door,Three's a Crowd: Chapter Thirty-Seven2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Three's a Crowd: Chapter Twenty-ThreeKester stared up at the massive condominium, squinting to see the top.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Twenty-Three2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Incredible...amazin' ta' see how far ponykind has come in terms a' construction and technology." he said, awed by the sheer size of the structure.
"I hear talk that we will soon be able to broadcast our images through devices known as "televisions." Madeline said as they entered the building.
"I am not entirely sure myself...seems very strange to me, to be perfectly honest." Madeline said as they walked towards the elevators.
"Somethin' just doesn't seem natural abou' it if ye ask me. Projectin' yer image? Nope, sounds like voodoo ta' me, and A' want
Three's a Crowd: Chapter ElevenRolando paced the front step of Marianna's house nervously.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Eleven2 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 s
Three's a Crowd: Chapter EightOctavia was the first to wake up, sunlight gently peeking through the Veneightian blinds covering the window.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Eight2 years ago in Romance More Like This
She stretched some, but chose not to move much, feeling Vinyl's forelegs wrapped around her, the soft sound of her breathing pleasant in her ear. At least, when it wasn't punctuated by an abruptly loud snore. She jumped slightly at this.
Ugh...why am I not used to this by now? She grumbled inwardly, gently pulling away from Vinyl, who rolled over in the other direction, continuing to sleep. Octavia then crawled out of bed, stretching a bit, her joints popping. It was then that she realized that she smelled a bit.
Vinyl and I were r
TF2 Vs MLP: Twilight Sparkle Victory QuotesTF2 Vs MLP: Twilight Sparkle Victory Quotes8 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Dear Princess Celestia, today I learned about what it means to be strong enough to uphold your beliefs.
I wish there were better solutions to our problems, but you don't seem to want to listen.
I've faced more fearsome enemies, don't underestimate me.
Fighting isn't in my best interest, but I'll do so if it's the only way.
It doesn't matter if you have incredible strength or speed. The best way to victory is through strategy.
Nothing in my "Eggheads Guide to Fighting" ever mentioned this!
You should feel lucky I've learned to control my power.
That'll teach you a lesson!
(Vs Mercenary) Humans, huh? I'll have to look into this further.
TF2 Vs MLP: Demoman Victory QuotesTF2 Vs MLP: Demoman Victory Quotes8 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Oh, they're goin' ta have to glue you back together... IN HELL!
Let that be a bloody lesson to yeh!
And that's what yeh get for touching that!
(Slurred) ...Yer arses ass and I'm the grass man, punk yeah ya havin' heathen...
(Slurred) ...Any of you that think ye're better 'n me you're gon' have another think...
(Weeping, slurred) ...Everyone thinks I'm just a one-eyed bloody monster, god damnit... (sobbing)
(Slurred) ...gonna take ye down to the pain train station in train town...
They're goin' to bury what's left of ye in a soup can!
(Vs Mercenary) How's that feel, ya blockhead?
(Vs Pony) Oh bloody hell... I think I've really busted
The Sweetest Gem: EpilogueThe rain was letting up by the time by the time Sweetie Belle and Spike made it back to the library, Rainbow Dash's storm having done its job.The Sweetest Gem: Epilogue1 year ago in Romance More Like This
" and then she got so mad about her sewing machine that she stepped on Opal, and she just started scratching Rarity's hair like a mad cat! I had to go get Fluttershy to help pry her off!"
Spike laughed in uproar as he and Sweetie Belle sat on Twilight's bed, having the chance to engage in a comfortable conversation for the first time in a while.
"You know, that reminds me of the time that Hey, is something wrong, Sweetie?"
Sweetie was shielding her eyes with her hoof. "Nothing, it's just
Finding Your Rhythm"Finding Your Rhythm"Finding Your Rhythm8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
by Donny's Boy
Synopsis: At this year's Grand Galloping Gala, Twilight Sparkle finds out just what a terrible dancer she truly is. Fortunately, there to comfort her is the one pony who is possibly an even worse dancer than Twilight is.
"Got no feel, I got no rhythm,
I just keep losing my beat
Can anybody find me
Somebody to love?"
--Queen, "Somebody to Love"
Twilight Sparkle sat alone at a table, dejectedly sipping punch and pondering over her many failures as a pony, as a student, as a friend, and as a dancer. Especially her failures as a dancer.
All around her, the Grand Galloping Gala merrily
Changes - Chapter 11Changes - Chapter 1110 months ago in Romance More Like This
"Well... aren't you going to invite me in?" Beauty asked, dressed as impeccably as ever in her bow tie and carefully groomed mane.
The two mares had been stood in the doorway in silence, one with a pleasant smile, the other with a blank, mouth half open stare. Octavia's brain furiously ticked away inside her skull, desperately trying to restart itself from its addled state and articulate a response. "Huh?" was all it managed to come up with.
"Oh, for goodness' sake, dear," Beauty replied, her smile turning into more of a smirk as she stepped forwards to let herself in, easily brushing the cellist to one side as she passed. "One would think
Three's a Crowd: Chapter Forty-SixThe following day arrived far too quickly. Octavia spent most of the day deep in thought, mulling over what Vinyl had said to her the night before. She was far calmer than she was before, but her heart still ached. She seemed like she was telling the truth...perhaps I acted far too rashly... She sighed softly, trying to make sense of it all. It was then that she accidentally bumped into another pony walking the other way.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Forty-Six2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh...very sorry about-" Octavia stopped short when she looked up and saw the same mare that had been working with Neon the night before. "...You, you are Neon's marefriend, right?"
"Ugh, I was his marefriend," she muttere
Three's a Crowd: Chapter Thirty-FiveThe smell of burnt wood and pastries still filled the air as Octavia and Vinyl made their way towards Lyra and Bonbon's home. They saw the firefighter carriage speed past them, headed back to the fire station. "I gotta say, they got there pretty quickly. If they took any longer than they did, the fire woulda spread." Vinyl said as they walked. At this point, many other ponies had come out of their homes, having both heard the explosion and smelled the fire. A group of them were making their way towards Sugarcube Corner to inspect the damage and check on the Cakes, others merely milling about as they tried to figure out what exactly happened.Three's a Crowd: Chapter Thirty-Five2 years ago in Romance More Like This