A Night to Try to Remember Pt. 3A Night to Try to Remember Pt. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well, we've heard about Rarity, Twilight, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie," Princess Luna said with an entertained smile as she skimmed over her notepad, "That just leaves Fluttershy and Applejack." She looked up across the table to the only stallion present with them. "Big Macintosh, would you be so kind to give your account so we can finish this delightful narrative?"
"Delightful for you, maybe," Dash muttered under her breath, earning her a silencing glare from Twilight.
Macintosh sunk lower in his seat in an effort to go unnoticed; he knew it was impossible to hide his massive frame from everyone, but he was willing to try.
"Macintosh, dear, there's no need to be shy," Rarity cooed, "Just tell us what occurred last night."
"Um well " He sucked in a deep breath and sat up straight. "I saw Fluttershy home an' carried AJ home an' put her to bed before goin' to bed myself an' that's about all that happened last nigh
Wedding NightWedding NightWedding Night3 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Starring Shining Armor and Princess Cadance)
During the night of the crescent moon, a single carriage left the gates of Canterlot, largest city and capital of the Kingdom of Equestria. Now, normally this would not be such a strange occurrence as many carriages seem to enter and exit the metropolis at will. However, this very carriage had something, or rather someponies, which were of great importance on that particular night. A while ago, the entire city was witness to one of the most important dates of the year; more important than perhaps Winter Wrap-Up or Hearth's Warming: the wedding of Captain Shining Armor and Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, (or Cadance, as she liked to be called). However, it had also been a day of crisis as hordes of demonic changelings from the deepest part of Tartarus laid siege to Canterlot. Their queen, Chrysalis, had trapped Cadence under the Royal Palace and assumed her form, deceiving Shining Armor and the entire populace. With the stal
Friendship is Surreal Part 1Friendship is Surreal Chapter 1: Your Princess is in another Bastion, Part 1Friendship is Surreal Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Octavia groaned as she lifted her head off her pillow. It was the night after the Gala, and Octavia had been playing her double bass all night, virtually without break. Virtually. There had been several interruptions of her performance; however, she could not remember what exactly happened yet. She could not remember why she could not remember, until she winced in pain as her head throbbed. It all started coming back to her.
The Gala had begun like it always had; posh ponies from all over Equestria flocked to socialise. Though, not all of them were quite as posh. As that night was drawing to a close, a pink earth pony had walked in and subsequently began to dance around like a lunatic, and jump onto stage where Octavia played. She did her best to continue playing as this annoying pony continued her misdemeanours throughout the crowd.
By now she could tell that this Gala was not going to
Sister ArmorSISTER ARMORSister Armor1 year ago in Comedy More Like This
An MLPFIM Fan-script written by Julian Yeo
Twitter: @judacris judacris.tumblr.com
SCENE: The Crystal Empire, near the Crystal Palace
Twilight and Spike arrive at The Crystal Empire, and make their way towards The Crystal Palace.
Twilight: (breathes in the air) "It's always great to come back to The Crystal Empire."
Spike: "Yeah. (hesitating) Why are we here again? What did Princess Cadance say?"
Twilight: "It wasn't clear. The letter was short. She needed us urgently back in the Crystal Empire for something. I guess we'll find out when we meet her."
Spike: "This won't involve me falling from a great height again, will it?"
Twilight: "(giggles) I don't think so, Spike."
(cut to the two heading towards the palace. They arrive at the Crystal Hall.)
SCENE: The Crystal Palace, Crystal Hall
(The two princesses approach in the usual fashion)
Shattered - Prologue (teaser)PrologueShattered - Prologue (teaser)2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Canterlot courthouse was old. The interior was dreary and bland. The walls were grey sheer, unfriendly, charcoal-grey edifices to the cold, hard, reality of the legal system. The furnishings were spartan and utilitarian the gallery filled with plain, nondescript wooden benches, as simple and ordinary as the dusty, faded tile of the floor. The judge's bench was tall and imposing, yet still bleak and hardly interesting. It was flanked on either side by the witness stand and the court reporter's table. The jury box sat to one side, another plain structure with space enough for twenty ponies to stand. The courtroom, through all its muted grey and brown tones, stood in direct contrast to its occupants. Filling the gallery and the jury box was a sea of brightly-colored ponies one of the largest crowds the venerable structure had seen in its many years of existence.
The courthouse was certainly old, boring, and somewhat decrepit, very unlike the other, more elega
Five More Minutes"Cadance?"Five More Minutes5 months ago in Romance More Like This
"Yes, Shining Armor?"
"There's something I've been meaning to ask you..."
Cadance looks curiously at Shining Armor.
"Why do you keep your mane tied up?"
"Yeah. I've never seen you without your ribbons holding your mane together."
"I prefer having it this way. It's easier to manage. Plus, I've been teased about it growing up. And, over time, it made me uncomfortable having a long mane."
And that would've been it, if it were not for Shining Armor's sheer curiosity.
"C-Can I see it?"
"Can I see your mane?"
"No, really. I wanna see it. Unbound."
Cadance, although largely uncomfortable at doing so, complies with Shining Armor's request.
"Alright. But don't look. I need to get my ribbons undone and I don't want you to see my mane in a mess."
Shining Armor closes his eyes, only hearing the rustling of bundled hair in a tussle with stubborn knots of ribbon.
"Stupid... No peeking, Shining Armor."
But Shining Armor's cur
A Different Tune Chapter 3Octavia filed into school with several other students, almost as nervous as she was on her first day. Mrs. Reed was giving out a quiz today, there was so much homework due, and they were starting a new song today in music class. That wasn't even thinking about how she had to make sure she was on her absolutely best behavior this afternoon...A Different Tune Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Heya Tavi!" Vinyl greeted Octavia by almost pouncing on her, wrapping a foreleg around Octavia's withers, her momentum causing her to bump up against the filly. Octavia swayed but didn't stumble, having already gotten used to Scratch's preferred method of greeting.
"Good morning Scratch. Are you ready for school today?"
"I'm ready for it to be over!" Scratch replied, removing her foreleg and walking beside Octavia. "I can't believe your mom's letting you come over later! Don't you do like five hours practice a day or something?"
"Only two." Octavia corrected. "Father said I am allowed to make it up over the weekend."
"Lucky you." Scratch rolled he
StrongerStronger5 months ago in Drama More Like This
The following story may contain situations that may affect certain audiences.
Nopony dies or anything, just that it may be distressing to head-canons.
Princess Luna sits by the windows of the late afternoon sun, gently sipping her tea. The tranquility is broken with two knocks on the door.
The doors creak open, revealing Shining Armor, still in uniform, gleaming armour and all. He steps inside the parlour.
"You requested my presence, Princess Luna?", Shining Armor asks.
"Yes, I did, Shining Armor. Please have a seat."
Shining Armor glances down at the nearby table, sprawling with sweet treats and a warm pot of fresh-brewed tea. He approaches the spread and takes a seat across the princess.
"I'm sorry to have to pull you away from your duties, Shining Armor, but a pressing matter is at hand.", says Princess Luna, pouring her guest a cup of tea.
"May I... ask y
Earth And Sky - Part 9Part 9 - ObsolescenceEarth And Sky - Part 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Big Macintosh bounced lightly on the tips of his hooves, his deep, gentle voice coming out in a singsong rhythm to the giggling accompaniment of his son Bud, who sat perched on the massive stallion's broad back fluttering his tiny apple green wings. "This the way the ladies trot, so do we, so do we..."
He shifted his tempo to a more strident hop, which in turn caused the little orange maned foal to escalate from giggling to cackling. "Here comes a country colt, hobbledy gee, hobbledy gee!" He finished the rhyme with an emphatic bounce on his hooves.
The huge red stallion stopped and looked over his shoulder, blinking in consternation as he suddenly realized that Bud was no longer sitting on his back. He cast his panicked gaze around the barnyard of Sweet Apple Acres, looking over to Fluttershy, who sat on a rocking chair on the porch with Bud's twin sister Blossom cradled in her forelegs contentedly drinking from a bottle. The butter colored pegasus gave he
Applejoy - ProloguePrologueApplejoy - Prologue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Sweet Apple Acres, along with the rest of the countryside surrounding Ponyville, was bathed in the brilliant glow of Celestia's sun. A light breeze stirred through the treetops of the orchard, bending some branches and blowing loose leaves from them. Each leaf that left a tree fluttered through the blue sky, coming to rest on the ground when the energy imparted upon it by gravity ran out, allowing it to settle peacefully on the grass-covered ground. Each new gust of the breeze brought down more leaves in this way, just as each new gust brought with it another fresh chill in the air. The chill heralded an unwelcome arrival, each breath of cold air was another reminder that the nights were growing colder and longer. Winter was coming, and it was coming entirely too fast.
The idyllic scene was only disrupted by a single sound. As the breeze blew and the trees swayed, a repetitive ringing noise sounded across the landscape. The noise rang out, scattering the peace that had previou
Of Horseshoes, Apples and Feathers: Chapter 9Of Horseshoes, Apples and Feathers: Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Nine: Remembering The Old Times
An Appledash-Scootabloom Fic
"BIG MAC!" The filly yelped as she felt something heavy falling on her back. The impact made her legs give up and she ended up on the floor. She turned her head around to see what fell from the apple tree and she noticed something rainbow-colored. She looked at her brother, who had a very surprised expression on his face. Applejack asked, "Brother are these supposed to fall when applebucking?"
"Eenope," was the only answer the big red stallion could give his sister.
"Aww " she exclaimed, crestfallen, and with a pouty mouth she added, "it sure looked like Zap-apples to me " She did her best to get up without causing any disturbance to whatever was on her back. She then looked at it.
"It looks like a filly but with rainbow mane." She then noticed the wings.
"Oh, y'all are a pegasus N' what were y'all doin' on our orchards missy?" Seconds passed without
Earth And Sky - Part 16Part 16 - New HeightsEarth And Sky - Part 162 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Raindrops and Cloudchaser escorted the small, sodden cumulous overhead, the trailing runoff from the overloaded cloud splashing ponies on the ground as the two pegasus mares made a bee line for the circular burnt patch with its speckling of stubborn flames. The pale lavender weather worker took hold of the cloud and guided it in a figure eight pattern as her bright yellow partner hopped lightly on its crest, sending cascades of water to quench the remaining fires.
Soarin, Pip, and Spike touched down next to Twilight and the Apple sisters as the patrol pegasi went about their work. With a nod of satisfaction, the spotted earth pony stallion tugged a cord on the harness and caused the wings to refold themselves with a clack. "Well ladies, I think we can suffice it to say that the flight harness has performed admirably under duress."
Apple Bloom batted her eyes at Pip as a blushing smile spread across her face. "My hero!"
With that, she reared up, throwing her forele
Earth And Sky - Part 13Part 13 - Connecting FlightsEarth And Sky - Part 132 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rich velvet curtains by the doorway rustled imperceptibly, parting and falling closed as the princesses settled themselves on an elegant divan and motioned Twilight, Rarity, and their companions to make themselves comfortable on the richly brocaded cushions scattered about the opulent lounge suite reserved for the royal sisters and their guests.
Princess Celestia gave her prized student an encouraging smile and gave a bob of her tapering horn. "Now, Twilight, what is this matter that you and your friends would like to bring to our attention?"
At her side, Princess Luna sat with a look of guarded interest on her dusky face. "Yeah, lay it on us."
The scholarly unicorn mare smiled back, and her violet eyes began to gleam as her horn sparkled to life. "I'd like to start by thanking your Highnesses on behalf of myself, Rarity, and the employees and friends of Harmony Aeronautics, a new company that we founded under town charter in Ponyville to develop a brea
Why I am a BRONYWhy I am a BRONY2 years ago in Letters More Like This
This is a message to all brony/pony haters.
I'm noticing a lot of brony hate around, which is predictable. Every fandom that gets mega-popular will have the self-proclaimed 'rebels' who decide to hate the fandom AND the fan base based on a just few unsavory fans.
This narrative is a means of explaining a few things that many brony haters may have not realized, or overlooked. It is NOT a device to 'convert' those who don't like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is NOT to put down pony haters, or people who dislike bronies. Not every person can like every fandom. We are all entitled to our own likes and dislikes, it's what makes us human. This is merely an explanation of why and how I became a brony, and why it's terribly ignorant to hate a fandom because of a portion of fans. But first of all...
I saw someone the other day proclaiming that bronies are going to 'ruin the show' for children in the future, when those children grow up and 'realize that thei
Sunset Shimmer: New BeginningsSunset Shimmer: New Beginnings1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
First Part (September)
Rubble and broken glass were scattered everywhere on the floor. The front entrance to Canterlot High had now become a wide hole blasted into existence. And there was also a crater in the middle of the courtyard, right next to the statue of a horse.
Sunset Shimmer didn't know where to start cleaning up this mess. She had settled on cleaning up the fragments of glass, pushing them off to the side with the small spade she was given. The fact that it was close to midnight, and her recent experience as a demonic-being, had exhausted Sunset so much. But she knew that after 30 moons of being a jerk, she no doubt deserved it.
Her two ex-henchmen, Snips and Snails, were at the far end of the main hall, avoiding eye contact as they loaded pieces of a bulletin board into a recycling bin. Before all this, Sunset had felt superior to those two boys. Now Sunset knew that they blamed her for everything that happened.
What distracted Sun
The One I Want - part 3Chapter 3 - CloudbreakThe One I Want - part 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Hey, Twilight, could I ask a favor from you?"
Twilight looked up from the book she was reading and smiled at Rainbow Dash welcomingly. "Sure, Rainbow Dash. What is it?"
Rainbow Dash looked at her saddlebag nervously. "Well, I have a letter I'd like to send somewhere, and, well, seeing as how I live in the clouds, I don't really have a fireplace I can send it through, so... Do you mind if I asked Spike to send it for me?"
"Why certainly, Rainbow Dash. Oh, Spike!"
The baby dragon ran down the stairs quickly. "Yes, Twilight? What can I do for you?" he asked, as eager to help as always.
"Rainbow Dash has a letter to send and has asked for your assistance."
"Wow, really? Mine?" Spike asked, eyes sparkling as he looked at Rainbow Dash.
"Yup," Rainbow Dash answered. "I don't have a fire of my own, so I thought I'd ask my favorite dragon for some help. I'm pretty sure I addressed it properly..."
"Well, just in case, can I ask who I'm sending it to?"
Dreaming with PoniesDreaming with PoniesDreaming with Ponies3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Edited by Foolonthehillz
Today was another calm and relaxing day for Twilight who, sitting on a park bench, watched as Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie ran around in a game of tag. Applejack and Rarity stood at the edge of a pond, bickering over something to do with their manes. Finally Twilight looked to her right, seeing Fluttershy on the bench beside her, looking down to the ground and lightly crying.
"Fluttershy? What's the matter?" Twilight asked softly.
Fluttershy tried to look more cheery, wiping her tears away. "Oh, n-nothing is wrong."
Twilight looked into Fluttershy's sorrowful eyes. Something about herself was bothering her friend. Did she say something? Or do something? Maybe there was something wrong with her she hadn't seen before. Seeing the pond, an idea came to her, so she stood from the bench. Something felt wrong; her bones and entire body ached in pain. She felt as though she had been in a fight or put through intensive labor.
Chapter twoChapter two3 years ago in Romance More Like This
All That is Fair
Chapter 2: Misunderstanding and Welcome Parties
Near the center of Ponyville, a lavender colored unicorn steppede outside of the local library tree. Before she stepped outside into Celestia's day she called back into the tree, "Spike, are you sure you'll be alright while I am gone?"
"Yeah, I think so Twilight," Spike replied weakly from inside the tree. Then a gagging sound came from within the bowels of the tree . "Suspicious gemstones...not fit... never again."
Twilight cringed at the sound, before yelling back inside. "Rest up Spike, I'll be back from Fluttershy's place soon, okay?" She only heard a groan followed by an emerald green flicker from inside the library.
Closing the door, Twilight turned and began to trot through Ponyville. The town square was crowded with venders and other ponies enjoying the warmth of Celestia's sun. Little fillies and colts frolicked under the watchful eyes of their parents, other ponies had started a pickup game of hoofball while you
fluttermac fanfic 1fluttershy was walking through apple acres until a bunch of apples started falling fromfluttermac fanfic 12 years ago in Drama More Like This
the trees and was hitting fluttershy and angel so big macintosh saw and saved both angel and flutter shy so fluttershy felt kinda in love with bigmacintosh so she asked
him do you like me then bigmacintosh while
blushing says yes so fluttershy asks wanna kiss me bigmacintosh say ayep and they kissed and made a big squishy heart in the sunset and angel puked on a tree the end
ValentinesTwilight Sparkle was used to catching a moment's peace whenever she could. When she had first arrived at Ponyville, she had seen no reason why she couldn't adapt her rigorous schedule to her new lifestyle - replace classes with personal studying, leave more time for luncheons and visits with friends, etcetera. This mentality had gone out the window sometime between staving off the parasprite invasion and dealing with a stable time-loop she herself had created. It had become apparent since then that she'd have to accept more surprises in her life, and less schedule for it. Over time, she had began to get used to it, taking advantage of her quiet time to get what she wanted done but knowing it might get interrupted at any point.Valentines2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Still, receiving a knock on the door before she had even opened the library for the day did not bode well for today's plans. She had been hoping to get started on a particularly riveting text about biomagical systems after breakfast, and unexpected visits seldom
Fluttershy's SecretSunday was only two days away. She'd been waiting already: three days, two hours and one minute. What would two more days do? No one would think anything of it if she stayed inside for two more days, would they? She'd never been the most social of the group anyway. It was rare for her to seek out their attention, save every Thursday at the spa with Rarity. She had to cancel this Thursday and the only reason she didn't break down under the scrutinizing gaze of her best friend was because she really had been feeling under the weather. It wasn't a lie. She could hide behind that excuse for two more days. Right?Fluttershy's Secret3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was already mid-morning when a knock came to her door. Fluttershy got unsteadily to her hooves and tried to ignore the churning in her stomach as she walked the few feet from the couch to the door. Pulling it open just a crack, she saw Applejack on the other side wearing her beloved cowboy hat and a concerned expression. "Hey there, sugarcube. Rarity said you were feelin'
FlutterMac Chapter one: EEP! and Fall.*Fluttershy's cottage, 7am*FlutterMac Chapter one: EEP! and Fall.2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Fluttershy was snoozing peacefully in the upstairs bedroom of the small cottage which she happily shared with her pet rabbit: Angel Bunny, Who wasn't much of an angel at all. She was jolted awake by the piercing sound of shattering glass.
Fluttershy leaped from her bed to cower behind the wardrobe in the far corner of her room.
There's somepony in my cottage! There's somepony in my cottage! Oh no! Oh please don't hurt me! Maybe if I keep quiet and stay out of sight they'll leave me alone.
She curled herself up in a ball and tried to make herself as small as possible, shivering and whimpering quietly. There were quiet thumps coming up the stairs.
Oh no! they know I'm here! I have to stay quiet!
Fluttershy stuffed one of her front hooves in her mouth and waited, shivering and terrified as the thumps got closer and closer. Then they stopped right outside her open doorway. A long shadow slithered up the wall just in front of her. Then the t
The One I Want - part 1Chapter One: MoonlightThe One I Want - part 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Thank you for letting me stay the night with you, Applejack," Fluttershy said softly. "With Angel and all of my other little friends either migrated or hibernating, my house just gets so... lonely."
"Aw, well t'ain't no prob'm a'tall, sweetheart. Downrigh' pleasure havin' y'over. Yer always welcome, y'hear?"
Fluttershy nodded delicately and tugged her blanket up toward her withers. The quilted comforter was thick and warm, and as comfortable as everything else in the Apple Family's home. "You're always so nice to me, Applejack. And generally quieter than the others. I mean! Oh, shoot. That was so rude of me to say!"
"Think nuthin' of it, darlin'. It's jus' my down-home manners 'n breedin', is all. Us Apple folk only ever try'n do righ' by others, tha'sall."
Fluttershy nodded, closing her eyes softly. "Your home is so cozy. Thank you again for letting me stay."
"Long as you like, sweet-ums. Oh, and 'fore I forget, I gotta mention; I snore.