The Price of Loyalty - Part 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Price of Loyalty - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Price of Loyalty - Part 1
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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
Rainbow's Best Cheerer"Um, is it ready?" Fluttershy was pacing anxiously around Rarity's sewing room eagerly waiting her surprise for Rainbow Dash to be finished.Rainbow's Best Cheerer4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The white unicorn could only laugh, "Almost finished. You still have yet to tell me why you need such a gaudy thing."
Fluttershy looked down slightly embarrassed, "well, my cheering is too weak, so I thought if Rainbow Dash could see how much I support her it would make up for it."
"Well, given the thought you put into this, I'm certain she will appreciate it." Rarity continued to sew and then after a few minutes, "there, it is finally finished."
"Yay," Fluttershy hugged Rarity, "thank you very much. I can't wait to show Rainbow." She packed the items into her saddlebags and made her way out of the boutique. On her way out she passed Sweetie Belle, "how are your plans coming along, Sweetie Belle?"
The white unicorn filly looked up from her coloring, "oh, hi Fluttershy. I think the girls and I have run out of ideas for what to do in search for our
Resistance, PrologueResistanceResistance, Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Simply the thing I am, shall make me live."
Prologue: Lost in the Fire
Thrumming rain and thrashing leaves overwhelmed the usual silence of the mid-afternoon air. The library was dark, much too dark for anypony to see properly. The tall, book-filled rooms were usually flooded with sunlight, which on most days would pour through the great tree house's numerous windows and spill onto the floor like an overturned barrel of Sweet Apple cider. Today, however, there was no sun to be spiltat least none that could be seen by the unicorn filly that crept through the shelves of the library in search of a family treasure. Apparently, the building's resident dragon had not cared to light even a single candle.
The Pegasus ponies had set up a regular tempest, something that they had to do every so often when a scheduled drizzle was skipped. That seemed to happen quite frequently lately, though no pony was entirely sure why. Lightning arced across the sky, connecting with the
Waking NightFirst 'My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” fanfiction. I do not own anything about this story. It belongs to Hasbro and I'm making no money off of it.Waking Night3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A Discord/Celestia oneshot after the events of “Keep Calm and Flutter on”
By the dimming candle light Princess Celestia rested peacefully in her royal chambers. Soft warm covers embroidered with gold in the shape of a magnificent sun adorned her flank, protecting her from the cold as she rested from a rather long and tiring day. She felt satisfied with her subjects work to reform the spirit of Chaos. She was currently writing a letter to Twilight, assuring her that all would be well as long as Discord kept his word and showed no signs of going back to his old evil ways. To which her star pupil was to report to her immediately if the draconequus put one mismatched foot out of line.
Discord was on her mind as he had been quite a lot as of late. Celestia found herself second guessing her decisio
Eeyup - Chapter 7"Oh, hey Fluttershy," said Big Mac as he spun around. "How are you tonight?"Eeyup - Chapter 74 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I'm quite well, thank you." Fluttershy smiled and felt comforted just like the night they spent together under the starry skies. "And yourself?"
"I'm pretty good. I'm glad you came over," Big Mac said. Fluttershy blushed excitingly. "I was starting to feel kind of lonely here, even with Applejack."
Fluttershy had felt nervous beyond belief just less than a minute ago, but her words were so fluent, even she believed them. "Well, it's a beautiful night, and Twilight has a lovely observatory upstairs. I was thinking maybe if you wanted to we could go look at the stars together?" Did did I just come up with that?
Big Mac tried to hide a grin, but was unsuccessful. "That sounds mighty fine with me."
The two ponies walked upward, away from Pinkie Pie's enthusiastic yelling, Rarity's rambling, and the ruckus caused by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Soon they reached the observatory. Walls of book
Camping, Brony style Day 0: Part 1Dusk Shine led the group of ponies up the wide dirt path. Close behind, Twilight read from the map Zecora had given them prior entering the Everfree Forest. According to the map, the forest worked like a storm; the closer to the center you became, the less danger you encountered. Behind them, the rest of the ponies had stricken up a light conversation amongst themselves, except for Rainbow Blitz, who was still pretty ticked that the girls had found a way to come along.Camping, Brony style Day 0: Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"And I said, "Oatmeal, are you crazy!?!" The ponies all chuckles weakly as Pinkie and Berry laughed hysterically at Pinkie's joke.
"Ok ok, Ah got one," Applejack said enthusically. "Derpy told me this one." She derped her eyes for effect.
"Two muffins are-a sittin' in an oven. The first muffin turns to the second and says, 'Boy, it sure is hot in here' then the second one screams 'Oh mah gosh, a talkin' muffin!'"
They all cracked up laughing. Dusk Shine wiped a tear from his eye as they continued up the path. The sun was
A sister's regretAfter Luna's return, both she and Celestia shared almost every single possible moment with each-other. After all, it had been a thousand years since this was possible. All seemed to be well again but since her trip to Ponyville on Nightmare Night, Luna was a bit reluctant to doing so. Celestia wasn't completely sure why but it almost felt like Luna was starting to avoid her, only being with her during dinner and other royal duties which required both alicorns to be present. This went on for quite a while until one night when Celestia had stayed awake a longer than usual because of a late letter from her student Twilight Sparkle. She had just finished reading it and was now making her way towards her room, her thoughts still focused on Twilight's latest lesson about how you are always able to share your secrets with your friends, no matter the issue. She made her way through Canterlot castle towards her room. Through the greatly decorated marble hallways and the greatly adorned gallerieA sister's regret4 years ago in Drama More Like This
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Twilight Sparkle returned to the library after a long day helping Rarity design a new dress for her next fashion show. The other unicorn had her running all over Ponyville for material and gems and other items. By the time they were finished with the dress, Rarity was satisfied and Twilight's hooves hurt and she felt like she'd run a marathon.
As the purple unicorn trotted home all she could think about was lying down on her soft bed and sleeping until noon.
"Rarity sure is picky when it comes to her designs," she said to herself as she walked down the street. She yawned tiredly. "I mean what's the difference between purple and violet anyway? They look the same to me.."
Something moved behind her. She froze in her steps and glanced over her shoulder, only to see nothing but a peaceful town. She shrugged it off and kept moving, thinking to herself that it had probably just been another pony on its way home. What else would it be?
She looked up at the sky as she wal
Giving Love a Helping HoofGiving Love a Helping HoofGiving Love a Helping Hoof4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence reigned over the Everfree Forest. Ponyville's forbidding neighbour usually held a raucous evening court, the bass rumbles of the manticores punctuated by the high pitched squeaking of the local parasprite clouds. Tonight, however, was quite different.
Tonight, the cockatrice slept easy, its head tucked under a wing. Tonight, the Ursa Minor slumbered peacefully despite the colossal snoring of its mother. Tonight, even the normally unshakeable Zecora unbolted her door and raised her gaze to the stars, dreaming of another time and place.
Tonight was peaceful.
Deep within the silken canopy of the undergrowth one could find a ruined castle, nestled against a cliff-side, all but worn away by the constant ebb and flow of the wind and the wilds. Known as the resting place of the fabled Elements of Harmony, this castle was the ancient home of the Solar Sisters, the rulers of the realm themselves.
Tonight, that castle would bear witness to some
DDoF PrologueDDoF Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"ARGH! I can't take it anymore!"
The cry came from a certain well-known violet unicorn that for the last hour had been frantically pacing back and forth in the library which she called home. Ever since she'd returned from her trip with Overlord Celestia, she couldn't stop herself from just feeling frustrated.
"Are you still griping about that?" A young purple dragon with green spines said walking into the room carrying a stack of books that had piled up in the unicorn's bedroom from the amount of late night studying she had done recently.
"Of course I am Spike! I don't know how you can be so nonchalant about all this! The Overlord today she she OH SHE MAKES ME SO MAD!" The violent unicorn slammed her hooves against the ground which caused the whole house to shake at its foundation. Many books from the shelves of the library fell from their places, as a vase too fell victim to the unicorn's rage. The pile of books that Spike had been carrying toppled, burying him
The TransformationThe night was something only she could behold and that was a gift in itself, there was no way, her beloved citizens would not take pride in the glowing stars and marvelous moon she lifted with ease each and every day.The Transformation3 years ago in Horror More Like This
She would step out on the balcony slowly only to hold her breath for the moment of triumph she was waiting for.
Yet to her dismay, there was, not even one pony awake to look on upon her hard work. Not a single eye even batted to the moon, the stars, just for it to be wasted to watch empty ground.
Disgraced to be alive at that moment, she did a hiss and turned back to her bedroom quarters, it seemed to be this way almost every night. She was ready to give up at this point, why did she even bother to wake at all to rise the gorgeous moon anyways? If nopony even wanted to bask in its bright white glory?
As she sighed, thinking these depressing thoughts, she was soon welcomed with a deep and dark laugh, she would have shook if she was not used to such sounds by her beloved ma
Discord's ReturnDiscord's ReturnDiscord's Return4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is a fan-fic on what I believe should happen to Discord. The story is mine, and the characters are owned by Hasbro and Lauren Faust.
In the palace gardens was a statue. A statue of some form of chimera, with its face trapped in a permanent look of fear and horror. Everyone in Equestria, however, knew that the statue was Discord, the embodiment of Chaos who, not a few hours prior, had swept Equestria into chaos and confusion. The statue seemed calm, but inside was an entirely different story.
Discord was angry. Very angry. He couldn't believe this had happened again. He would have been annoyed at his defeat, yes, but they just had to put him in this nightmare of a prison. It was pure hell being encased in stone. At least on the moon you could talk, walk and do something. Inside stone, you were trapped in one position, never moving, never seeing, never hearing. Complete and utter isolation until the end of days. He had never tried to do this to anyone.
My Thoughts on Nightmare MoonRight then, we've finished of the small-fry and now we'll look at the real baddies of the show, starting with the first villain of the series, Princess Luna's alter-ego, Nightmare Moon. And the first thing we need to discuss with regards to this villains is how close I came to not writing this essay about her. Back when I was planning out my thoughts on Celestia and Luna I honestly thought of lumping in my thoughts on Nightmare in with them, given that she's essentially en evil version of Luna. But as I started writing I realised that there was so much I could say about her that she deserves her own essay. So here it is.My Thoughts on Nightmare Moon3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The character's introduction into the series was something that was, in my view, handled very well. Unlike other shows where the villain would be thrown in the audience's face right from the start, MLP took it's time to build this character up. First explaining why this character was bad and what her return might mean for Equestria, we're given that small nugget of inf
Family Business Pt.2Family Business Pt.24 years ago in Romance More Like This
It started getting hard to see with the rain *thump* "Whaaaaa-*thump!* Applejack laying back in pain looked up to see a little filly with a red bow in her mane. "Apple Bloom! What are yall doin out of school?" Applejack yelled as she slowly got up. A sharp pain in her back left hoof made her fall swiftly on her flank while still managing to stare down Apple Bloom. "Ah was just going to see Zecora, school's closed for the storm and Sweetie Pie went to make dresses with Rarity and Scootaloo- "Woh there little filly." Applejack quickly interrupted by place a hoof right against Apple Bloom's mouth. "All ya needed to say was school was out, on the other hand how many times have ah told ya Zecora is crazy?"
"Aw but sis she's not crazy you just never talked to her."
"Ah'm not gonna argue with ya bout this Apple Bloom we're gonna catch colds if we don't go home..."
At that moment Applejack realized the rain was so dense they couldn't see more than 5 meters ahead of them.
Dusk Shine in Love Chpt1Dusk Shine heaved a sigh of satisfaction as he closed the book he had been reading on the history of the first unicorns and set it aside. Lazy Sundays like these certainly made him content with the world.Dusk Shine in Love Chpt13 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Hey Dusk,” a voice said suddenly. Barbara, Dusk Shine’s little dragon assistant, trotted over. “You got a letter.” She handed him the parchment.
A light lavender aura appeared around Dusk’s horn, as well as the parchment, unfurling it and bringing it closer to his face. “‘My faithful student Dusk Shine,’” he read aloud. “‘As you are the most gifted of students in the study of magic, I am sending to you another private student of mine. She is a studious worker and very open minded and friendly, but she needs a bit of help on your studies in the magic of friendship. I am sending her to Ponyville to study the subject further. Please do what you can to make her as comfortable as possible. Your teacher, Prince Solaris
Twilight's Ascension (Collab with The Agile Dash)Twilight's Ascension (Collab with The Agile Dash)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Was this going to be the end of everything? The end of her homeland? Of everything she knew and loved and cared about?
Twilight Sparkle sat in front of the large monument to Luna and stared up at the tribute to the fallen princess of the night. Her death had come as a shock to everyone, even now the details were kept secret from the rest of the world. Only the royal family knew the truth. Knew of her weakening, how the nightmare from so long ago had threatened to return and overwhelm the princess and how Luna had sacrificed herself to keep it from happening. No pony knew about how the elements had no effect this time, in keeping the darkness from Luna's soul. The public simply believed she had grown ill.
Celestia was once again taking care of both day and night as she had before when Nightmare Moon was imprisoned, but back then she had something to look forward to. She knew Nightmare Moon would be free one day, had prepared to cleanse her sister of darkness. Now, there was no pony to c
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
...But the Kitchen Sink...But the Kitchen Sink3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Rainbow Dash rolled her eyes. "Pinkie, I'm telling you, as weird and crazy as you can be, it wouldn't work!"
"Nuh-uh! It would!" Pinkie Pie insisted as they entered the bakery. "We could totally replace your entire house with cotton candy! We could make it float and everything! And you could live in it, and you could eat cotton candy anytime you wanted! And...and, I could live there too! And we could eat cotton candy all day long!"
"...You do make a good point. How much would it cost?"
Pinkie's face scrunched up. "Let's see: move that there, carry the one...oh, boy! Only about ten million bits! What a deal, right?"
Rainbow Dash shook her head and laughed. "Now, where are those cupcakes you promised me?"
"Oh, right in the kitchen!" Pinkie said. "I made them special, just for you! They're vanilla: your favorite!"
Her mouth beginning to water, the cyan mare began to gall
Changing Worlds Chapter 1: LettersScout banked left, feathers the color of the Autumn leaves around him making minute adjustments to keep him in the air. With the wind picking up, he needed to finish his route, and fast. Ever since Derpy had taken a few days of absence to spend time with Dinky, he had taken up her position as the mailpony of Ponyville. Personally, he thought he was getting pretty good, although a few errors had slipped through. It was taxing, and secretly he hoped that she would return soon. He knocked on the oak door of the library. A violet unicorn answered.Changing Worlds Chapter 1: Letters4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hey, Twi. Got a package for ya"
"Yeah, from Davinport's. He said it was a set of quills you'd ordered. Also tried ta sell me a sofa for 20 minutes," He rifled around the bags at his side, pulling a long box out. A purple glow enveloped it.
"Tell me about it. The only reason I have a pull out sofa is because I felt so sorry for him," She put the box away. "Well, I won't keep you any longer, I sure you've got quite a bit
StetsonStetson3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"The spirits of the Elements of Harmony are right here!"
Applejack wasn't sure what Twilight was talking about, but she knew the unicorn needed her help, and as she took her place beside her newest friend, she knew she wasn't going to back down now. The little piles of stone at Nightmare Moon's hooves began to glow with a mysterious light, much to the dark mare's bewilderment. "Applejack, who reassured me when I was in doubt, represents the spirit of Honesty!" Twilight continued. Several stones began circling the orange earth pony, glowing with a strange orange light.
Twilight continued to highlight each pony's strengths, from Fluttershy's kindness to Rainbow Dash's loyalty. Another orb appeared in the air above her and transformed into a magnificent crown. Together, the six ponies unleashed the magic of the Elements of Harmony, stripping Nightmare Moon of her dark powers once and for all.
The effort took a lot out of them, but it didn't take them long to recover. "Gee, Twilight,"
Sunset - Chapter 1: Dawn A dark and stormy night: the perfect time to tamper with the universe's laws. Or so Celestia thought to herself. She couldn't explain why, despite her long years, but something just felt... right... about the whole thing. Maybe years of loneliness had finally driven her off the deep end? No, she was still quite sane. It wasn't like she was totally alone either. Sure, she had grovelling servants at her beck and call, but they were always far too formal for her tastes.Sunset - Chapter 1: Dawn4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dear sister," Her Royal Highness, Princess Celestia of Equestria, Regent of the Sun spoke to a dusty old painting on the wall. "In twenty short years, you will return with well-deserved indignation. Curse Nightmare for twisting you like he did!" She slammed a hoof into the wall, knocking the picture of the smiling alicorn off balance. She frowned slightly and nudged it back into place with her muzzle.
The ancient mare closed her eyes and sighed, inhaling the scent of the oil
Chaos and LaughterChaos and LaughterChaos and Laughter3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Discord sighed and began walking around the small stone room he was trapped in. Being a statue was boring, even though you could still do whatever you wanted the space was just too small to contain the immortal spirit of chaos. He slumped onto the floor and groaned, "It's so boring!"
He heard a faint whisper and saw a round glow appear in front of his face. He frowned and prepared himself for another verbal beating from Celestia. Her face appeared and the Canterlot gardens framed her face. "Hello Tia, have you come to gloat again?"
She looked at him in disgust as he said her childhood nickname, "No, Discord. I've come to talk to you civilly like I always do."
He coiled unto himself and put his face directly in front of hers, "It always turns into gloating."
She sighed in annoyance as Luna came walking up behind her. Discord turned away and sat on his tail sulking. Luna spoke to her sister, "Give him another chance Tia."
Discord's ear perked up but he tried to appear
The Star In Yellow - Part ThreeThe grey and yellow streak climbed higher into the morning sky, blurring slightly into the low-lying cloud cover. Rainbow Dash gritted her teeth and put her head down, flapping her wings for all they were worth as she rocketed into the air towards her goal.The Star In Yellow - Part Three4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As she climbed closer, the grey streak resolved itself into the familiar form of Derpy, Ponyville's reliable mailmare, her less-than-graceful flight weighed down further by the worryingly large bag of letters she was hauling on her back.
"Derpy, Derpy!" Rainbow Dash may not have been blessed with subtlety, but she did have speed on her side. With a final flick of her wings, she caught up with Derpy and did a neat mid-air somersault, to come to a stop directly in front of her fellow pegasus. Derpy stopped, blinking in confusion.
"Derpy!" Rainbow Dash paused, panting, her breath coalescing into mist at the high altitude. Her mind raced she had to somehow convince Derpy to hand over all the post without a fuss. She would have to