Silent Ponyville 2 - Ending 1
Ending: Game Over
Unlock Conditions: Die at any point.
Fluttershy screamed in agony as the monster tore into her flesh. She screamed and cried, but it was to no avail. Her heart stopped and her body began to drain of life. Her eyes rolled into the back of her head as she closed them.
'I'm sorry Dash ' were the last words she thought as she left this world.
Twilight was sitting, staring at the three different pictures that were morphing before her in the infinite swirling darkness around her. She still didn't understand what the pictures meant, but she could only assume that each represented the psyche of one of her friends going through the mind delve.
Suddenly, the one in the middle began to grow dull, the picture slowly growing black.
"Huh?" Twilight said, not sure what to make of the scene. The picture was growing darker within its frame.
Then, from the center of the picture, a black fire erupted. The black fire spread across the foundation of the picture, burning it
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Ending: That's Just How It Is
Unlock Condition: Don't view all the memories, but encounter Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash in the Otherworld.
Fluttershy took a deep breath as she stared at the dark creature before her. The presence of the creature no longer crushed her, she could stand before it fine, but the being still sent a chill down her spine.
However, she had already decided, she had to do what was needed of her.
Fluttershy slowly walked towards the dark creature, it staring at her as if in odd curiosity.
"Father I know that a lot has happened between us " Fluttershy hesitated slowly, drawing nearer, "But everything that has happened is behind us now. I've moved on with my life. I've gained friends I care about deeply, I live happily in a house I own, I found love " Fluttershy smiled softly. The dark creature didn't move as Fluttershy drew closer, now right before the creature.
"And I guess I wouldn't have found all that if it hadn't been
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Ending: Was it inevitable?
Unlock Condition: See all the memories, but don't encounter Pinkie Pie or Rainbow Dash in the Otherworld.
" Father " Fluttershy spoke softly, "I understand now." She made sure she spoke clearly, "I've done a horrible thing and it's likely that I can never be forgiven for what I've done. I can't bring the dead back to life and the blood of my mother is on my hooves." Fluttershy closed her eyes for a moment, taking a deep breath, before she continued.
"I can only apologize for what I've done." Fluttershy walked closer to the dark creature, "I probably deserved all the punishments I received because of what I've done I understand them better now." She smiled softly as she drew close to him. "If you're still not satisfied with what I received then I'm willing to accept whatever you think is appropriate."
The dark creature grinned broadly, as if pleased with her answer. It brought its mouth up, ready to strike down. Flu
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Ending: Something's Not Right Here
Unlock Condition: Avoid viewing memories and don't encounter Pinkie Pie in the Otherworld (avoiding the Pinkie Pie scene also causes the Rainbow Dash scene to not occur as well).
Fluttershy stared at the dark creature before her. She gulped a little, trying to swallow her fear. She knew what this creature was now, but somehow it didn't help that much.
"Listen " Fluttershy said trying to think of what she needed to say, "I I know who you are and " What was she to say? She racked her brain for the answer, but none seemed to come. The dark creature made slow steps towards her, as she slowly stepped backwards.
"LEAVE HER ALONE!" Suddenly came a loud cry. Fluttershy turned her head to see a pink blur rush in from out of nowhere, before striking the dark creature.
The dark creature let out a loud roar as it stumbled backwards, before twisting its head to quickly look at the pink mare that stood triumphantly before it.
"P-Pinkie Pie!" Flu
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Ending: Face Your Fears
Unlock condition: View all the memories and encounter Pinkie and Rainbow Dash in the Otherworld.
Twilight was doing her best to understand what the three pictures before her meant. Each picture was a distorted mess of color and shapes. At times she thought she had been able to make out the vague shape of a pony or some other shape that she could identify as an object, but it quickly moved back into being a distorted blob.
"I can't make heads or tails of this." Twilight as groaning as she looked back and forth, "How exactly does this spell work? This is my second time doing it and I'm STILL confused." The book didn't explain any further than how to perform the spell and its purpose. Was it supposed to be easy to figure out? Should something have been obvious to her? There were no instructions on how to interpret the pictures, or what she could do to help!
It really seemed like she was purposely being kept out, as if she wasn't allowed to see what each of her frie
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Ending: And That's When the Meteor Hit
Unlock Condition: You must find several unusual items during your second playthrough of the game.
-The Book of Basics in the Tunnel Labyrinth
-The Ninja Mask in the Abandoned House
-The Odd Shaped Red Shirt in the Hospital before finding the Second Eye
-The Broken Sword Handle in the burning house where Rainbow Dash was
-A Playing Card with a Brown Haired Colts Head in The Study of Fluttershy's Old Home
She carefully pushed the door open and walked through the door.
On the otherside was a large open room, almost like a small gymnasium. She walked forward to the middle of the room, when she stopped.
A black fire was burning on the opposite side of the court. The fire slowly grew, rising up into the shape of a pony, before red eyes appeared on its face, a white mouth opening. It was the dark creature.
Fluttershy stared at the creature. She didn't feel a heavy, overbearing presence this time. The creature was still drawing fear from her heart, but it
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Ending It's a twist
Unlock Condition: Don't see all of the memories before facing Slender Mane for the last time
She opened the door, stepping out.
Outside the door she saw four torches lit around an open arena. A pathway was lit for her leading to it. A fence was placed along the path and arena so she couldn't go anywhere else.
She gently put her lantern away as she walked towards the center of the arena. She could feel small tremors shaking through the world as she walked.
As she reached one side of the arena, from the ground on the opposite side the Slender Pony emerged from ground. He stood tall over her, his presence still bearing down.
"The truth " Pinkie whispered to herself as she stared at the Slender Pony, her phonograph letting off a slight buzz.
"I see it's the truth behind everything isn't it something I've been hiding from, something that you show me." She tried to rationalize everything.
The Slender Pony began to walk slowly towards, the haze of his
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Ending It's Time to Get Baking
Unlock Condition: Lose to Pinkie Pie
"Ahlbth finthith yoobth " The other Pinkie sputtered out more blood, as she gripped the butcher's knife as best she could with her hoof, dragging it along the ground as she began to walk towards Pinkie. Pinkie took in sharp breaths of air as she concentrated on the vile Pink mare before her.
The other Pinkie began to pick up the pace, before going out into a full on run straight for Pinkie. She seemed groggy, but determined, to bring that knife down into Pinkie's flesh. Pinkie had aimed the uninjured half of her body at the other Pinkie, bringing her hind hoof up once more.
The butcher's knife was raised into the air, sparks flying as it had scrapped along the ground. The frantic rush of the other Pinkie was closing in, ready to strike down. For a moment, everything seemed to hold still, right on the edge of death, two forces that never should've met collided.
There was silence for a moment, befor
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Unlock Condition: Place the tiles in a specific order in the final hallway, then go through the final door.
"I don't know, this doesn't seem right." She said as she looked around at the plates. She had put the fish in the first box, the bird in the second, the cat in the third and the snake in the fourth. Nothing had happened when she placed each of the plates, but something compelled her, told her that this was what she was supposed to do.
"I guess the only thing left is to go through that door then." She said turning to face the wooden door at the end of the hallway. The Slender Pony had gone through the door before, so she knew it had to be waiting for her on the other side.
She walked up to the door carefully. She took a deep breath as she prepared for what was on the other side. She put her hoof up to the handle and pushed the door open.
"You've got a typo here. It says 'Her voice was running out of patients.' You spelled 'patience' as 'patients'. I guess sh
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Fluttershy stepped into the small tub, feeling the water wash over her entire body. Then, without taking a breath, she lowered herself to be completely submerged into the water. She curled up into a small ball at the bottom of the tub as the last of her air escaped from her lungs.
An image of her father appeared before her, as she smiled. No matter how much her body or mind screamed, she wouldn't give it the air it needed.
Fluttershy slowly slipped away, disappearing into a quiet, dark, watery world.
After Angel could no longer hear Fluttershy, he knew he had to act quickly. Unfortunately, he knew there was no way for him to get past the locked door, into the bathroom, and even if he could, he had no way of lifting Fluttershy out of the tub. Not knowing what else he could do, he dashed outside, Fluttershy's suicide note in his paw, looking for somepony, anypony, to help him.
Rainbow Dash had had a rather unsettling day thus far. She knew Fluttershy had been having some unus
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Ending: And That's When the Meteor Hit+
Unlock Condition: You must have unlocked Ending 7 in a previous playthrough, and find these unusual items during your third or later playthrough of the game.
-The Book of Basics in the Tunnel Labyrinth
-The Ninja Mask in the Abandoned House
-The Odd Shaped Red Shirt in the Hospital before finding the Second Eye
-The Broken Sword Handle in the burning house where Rainbow Dash was
-A Playing Card with a Brown Haired Colts Head in The Study of Fluttershy's Old Home
-The Birthday Brad card on the fridge of Fluttershy's Old Home
"And so, once again, the day was saved. The ponies Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy can go on living happily, with none of the trauma, 'cause I said so, Lance Strongshy got torn to pieces by a cannonball, and everything was better forever, thanks to that dashing editor Brad!" Ninja-Brad declared.
"Are you done ruining my story yet?" asked Sam.
"Nah, I think I'm gonna stick around in Ponyville for
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Inspired by "A Precious Rainbow" by Milesprower06
It was a sunny afternoon in Ponyville, with a clear blue sky stretching for miles around. On the lake at Sweet Apple Acres, the cyan pegasus with a vibrant, multicolored mane known as Rainbow Dash was enjoying her daily swim, her mind free of worry and pain. She swam upwards, breaking the water's surface before majestically floating above the lake, twirling with flair like only she could, before diving into the water again with a splash.
"I could almost get used to this new life," she thought as she sped through the water. Rainbow Dash had recently gone through quite the life shattering near-death experience, leaving her without a large part of who she was, both physically and emotionally. She had lost her birthright as a pegasus: the gift of flight. She had lost her wings. That was three weeks ago. Since that fateful day, she has pressed forward with admirable strength, finding a new appreciati
3 Weeks Party - Part 6Fluttershy's cottage became clearer in the distance as Applejack made her way closer to their destination. After leaving the sight of the local ponies, Fluttershy had once again flown on top of Applejack and rested on her back. "Comfy, Sugarcube?" The orange mare asked, smiling as several kisses to her neck answered the question. Applejack thought back to the first time she made this journey, with her lover on her back walking home from the party, she remembered how unsure she felt of herself, of Fluttershy. Those feelings seemed so alien to her now, the very idea of their love being wrong seeming like a foalish fallacy to her. 'Then ah was still a foal a day ago.' She reminded herself, as she approached the open door of the cottage.3 Weeks Party - Part 6 in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy slowly hovered off her lovers back as she looked around her home. The furniture was covered in muddy paw prints of differing sizes and one of the curtains had been torn down. She looked over to the rabbit sitting down on the couch. "Oh Angel Bun
3 Weeks Party - Part 8Rarity walked out from her still steaming bathroom, she levitated the door closed to keep the bedroom dry as she made her way to her vanity. The clock showed only half an hour left until the date. "Come on Rarity, you can do this." The white unicorn looked into the mirror, her own reflection looking back at her. "You can do this, in half an hour you will be at a date with Twilight Sparkle, the date will work, she will come home with you, you can make love to her, you can live by her side." She repeated herself several times trying to draw her strength of will. "It will be different from before." She struggled reminding herself of her past. "This date will be different, it will work." 'It's never worked before, I've never had a successful date.' Rarity knew she was right, especially since Twilight was going to do something wrong for sure as well as her. "No, I can't put blame on Twilight." Rarity sighed. "Why do I have to be romantic, a date has never worked out why did I have to ask fo3 Weeks Party - Part 8 in Short Stories More Like This
3 Days Regret - Part 3Applejack lay awake in bed holding her legs around the shivering pegasus by her side. Though Fluttershy remained asleep the earth pony could feel the discomfort in her lover, as if suffering a terrible nightmare. Applejack looked up from the bed to gaze out the window, the outside world was barely visible befitting the early morning before Celestia's sun had fully risen in the sky. The longer she gazed outwards the more her emotions faltered, almost as if feeling pain that wasn't hers. Her thinking cut short before it could elaborate itself as the pony in her hold began to cry.3 Days Regret - Part 3 in Short Stories More Like This
"It's ok Flutter, Ah'm here." Applejack held her lover closer covering as much of her trembling body in the embrace as possible. "Ah'm here, it's ok." She could feel Fluttershy accepting the embrace, comforting her, but ultimately not being enough to stop her crying. Even for Fluttershy crying to such an extent due to seemingly nothing wasn't normal, especially after discovering love. As Applejack continued to c
3 Weeks Party - Part 2It was closing time for Sugar Cube Corner. Mrs. Cake was changing the sign on the door to 'closed' while her husband was finishing cleaning the last of the tables. "I'll go let Pinkamena know, dear" Mrs. Cake told her love as she went upstairs to Pinkie's room. They didn't have a foal of their own, and looked after Pinkie Pie as her parent figures. When she first appeared in Ponyville years ago, Pinkie was only a small pink filly and her mane was strait from sadness and the rain. The couple soon found out she had no family nearby, if any, and feeling sorry for her they decided to adopt her, at least until her parents could be found. She was such a sad pony back then.3 Weeks Party - Part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
"AH! No you didn't see anything we weren't doing that your imagining it there's nothing going on!" Pinkie yelled as her door swung open. The pink pony was holding the plush of Rainbow Dash which she quickly swung from her mouth to behind her back.
Mrs. Cake was sure of one thing, Pinkie had gotten happier since the early d
3 Weeks Party - Part 7Celestia lay in front of her writing desk, her angelic mane rested still flowing on the bedrooms carpet. The Princess gave a soft sigh as she gazed back to the desk, there were several parchments along the rim containing half finished orders to several of her subjects. Among the orders lay a single, blank scroll with a quill resting at its base. Celestia gave another small sigh, she wondered if it was maybe her hundredth of the hour. She knew all to well the reason for her distress. 'Twilight Sparkle, who is it you love?' Celestia kept loosing herself to her thoughts and worries. She loved and cared for Twilight like a sister, at first she feared it was the same as with her real sister, Princess Luna. But as their time passed together she could feel no desire for the young unicorn. Though this relieved her worries, it still upset her until the conclusion of the Summer Sun Nightmare event.3 Weeks Party - Part 7 in Short Stories More Like This
Celestia looked up to her grand bed, tucked into the covers lay the resting figure of her sister.
3 Weeks Party - Part 1Celestia's Sun was slowly rising over Ponyville, almost every pony was seemingly still asleep, that was except for the lone light shining out from a bedroom window of Sugar Cube Corner. Inside sat a pink pony, playing with plush versions of her friends.3 Weeks Party - Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
"No one can defeat my power I know all your weaknesses with my super brain!" Mimicked Pinkie Pie moving a miniature Twilight Sparkle. "You may know everything from books, Nightmare Sparkle! But you didn't know that's a fake book!" She said while trotting Rarity around in a circle. "What, my super brain cannot handle this no book cannot be correct!" Replied the Twilight plush. "The being weak to a Sonic Rainkick was actually YOUR weakness you told us all!" Replied a worn looking Rainbow Dash as Pinkie threw the Rainbow plush at Twilight knocking her into the wall as Pinkie yelled "Nooooo not again, Super Dash!" "Weeeee you did it Dashie!" Yelled Pinkie holding a smaller version of herself bouncing with it up and down. "I knew you w
3 Weeks Party - Part 3“FINISHED!” yelled Pinkie Pie happily. It broke Rainbow out from her extensive thinking as she looked down her body. She was almost covered in bandages, most areas she was positive didn’t even need them, but Pinkie did them anyway. Including areas very close to her, personal, area. Rainbow was annoyed at herself for being taken away in thought when Pinkie's hooves were down there. Knowing her luck that's the closest she was going to get to Pinkie.3 Weeks Party - Part 3 in Short Stories More Like This
“Well I'm happy for ya, doubt y'all be needing any real doctor when you’ve got Pinkie 'flimsy hooves' Pie helping ya out” Applejack said gleefully patting Pinkie Pie on the back, who was nervously giggling to herself.
“What are you talking about?” Dash replied. Unknown how long she was stuck in inner thought oblivious to her friends interactions around her. She looked at Pinkie Pie in the eyes who was still looking surprisingly shy and nervous for the fun lover she was.
“Pinkie doesn't rea
3 Days Regret - Part 1Twilight Sparkle was woken by the light from Celestia's midday sun shining through the window, the intense light barraged her closed eyes stirring her from her sleep. The lavender pony was comfortable unlike most mornings, her back wasn't in pain as it was after nights spent on the floor of the library, but in fact felt massaged and soothed. Twilight enjoyed the feeling as she readied herself to sleep in, though it wasn't long until a new beam of light distressed her eyes again forcing her to wake. As her eyes opened the blazing light caused her to flinch, as her gaze began to come into focus the light resided behind a figure looming over her. Only a second passed before her eyes focused enough to make out the figure before her sight, a beautiful white mare sat by her side shielding her from the window's light. "Good morning Twilight Sparkle." Rarity said sweetly, brushing her hoof over Twilight's mane. "I was close to needing to say good afternoon." She laughed lightly continuing to p3 Days Regret - Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
But Why Balloons?Luna's moon was concealed by a thick canopy of clouds, the streets of Ponyville were silent and dark. The only light to illuminate the visible town came from the window of Ponyville's library, as a small orange foal gazed out from the glass with a sigh. It was evident to her that Rainbow Dash had once again not cared for her job, but it only made the filly admire her more. The pegasus rose to her hooves as she smiled at her idols laziness. "Ok, so what's next?" She asked, looking over her shoulder to the other two foals.But Why Balloons? in Short Stories More Like This
"We could try romance writing?" The adorable unicorns voice pleased the pegasus, though it was quickly countered by her friends choice of task.
"Really, romance writing? What would that cutie mark even look like?" Scootaloo would never understand her friends over enthusiasm when it came to romance, she was just like Rarity, though that was slightly understandable seeing as they were sisters.
"Well we don't have a lot to work with, we might as well try it." Sweetie Bell
3 Days Regret - Part 6Fluttershy gently brushed Rainbow Dash's mane from her face, smiling down at her hoping she would return the smile. She looked up from her unresponsive friend to the nearby white mare, Rarity paced nervously around pausing to stare towards Ponyville every few seconds before returning to her aimless trot. Rarity brought her gaze over to her concerned friend before almost bursting into tears. "I know! I'm terrible. I should be looking after Rainbow Dash but I can't stop worrying about my dear Twilight Sparkle." Rarity continued trotting as she spoke. "I just, I don't know what I would do if she got hurt. If I am not there to help her!"3 Days Regret - Part 6 in Short Stories More Like This
"She's safe. Applejack is with her. She will keep her safe no matter what happens." Fluttershy looked over to her worrying friend as she spoke, the pacing mare slowly regained eye contact as the reassurance soothed her. "I trust her." Fluttershy slowly looked down from her friend, blushing slightly. "I love her, she will always be there for me. She will be
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When Dash woke up, she realised the voice calling her had been doing so for some time. It had slipped into her dreams she'd been back in Flight School in Cloudsdale, and she'd obviously done something to annoy her fellow students: everypony's eyes followed her wherever she went, and everywhere there was a conspiratorial whisper of "Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash..."
As the Pegasus pony shrugged off sleep and stretched her wings, she looked down from her cloud home to see Twilight calling up to her.
"You're finally awake! Thank Celestia," the unicorn pony muttered. "You're a deep sleeper I've been down here calling you for about five minutes now!"
Dash chuckled. "That's me work hard, party harder, sleep hardest!" But at the word 'party', the events of the previous night came flooding back to her. The relief she'd felt that the bad dream had been exactly that had dissolved away and the
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Pinkie was busy with the dishes in the kitchen as Dash lugged the heavy bags of trash out to the back alley behind the bakery. But there was already a pile of garbage there, and it was difficult to find any space for the bags she was carrying.
Dash shook her head in annoyance. "Smoggy and Patchy you guys! What a time to be taking an extended vacation!" She flew up and placed one of her trash bags gingerly on the top of the already teetering pile. "You'd think the Mayor would have organised somepony other than Derpy Hooves to be in charge of the trash collection while they're away." Flying back down, she collected another bag and flew it to the top of the pile. "When will " she grabbed another bag, "everypony learn" and another, "that Derpy just isn't the most" and another. "dependable of ponies?"
The last bag was on top now, and the tower began to sway.
"Uh oh." D
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As they approached Sugar Cube Corner, things were strangely quiet in the bakery. It seemed to be closed. Had something happened to Mr and Mrs Cake? Pinkie had felt a little twitchy but it was a kind of twitch she had never felt before. It had started in her tail and travelled up her spine, detoured down her right foreleg then back across her shoulders and down her LEFT foreleg, until finally coming back up to her neck and finishing in her ears, which had gone all floppy. It wasn't a doozy but it WAS something big!
Spike had stubbornly refused to tell her anything as they hurried back.
"No time for explanations, Pinkie Pie!" he had replied to her excited, incessant questions as he bounced up and down on her back. "Besides, it something you've got to see for yourself!"
"I know, I know, I know!" Pinkie Pie had chirped, "Butwhatisitwhatisitwhatis
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Twilight was still lying on the floor of the library, but Dash and Pinkie were no longer beside her and Zecora and the others were nowhere to be seen. She stood up and as she did she noticed that sunlight was streaming in through the windows. She opened the door to the library and looked outside. It was a beautiful sunny day. A light breeze ruffled her mane, while above her fluffy white clouds floated serenely against the blue vault of a summer sky.
"Is... is this really a dream?" she wondered. But it all seemed so real! Twilight didn't know what she'd been expecting gloomy forests, twisted buildings, labyrinthine streets filled with grotesque illusions maybe?
She was about to go outside when she stepped on something lying on the floor. It was an envelope! She floated it up for a closer look.
To Twilight Sparkle! From your bestest friend forever, Pinkie Pie!<
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It's late in the night, dancing is done
The music has died, you're ready to run
But you don't have a clue
This party hasn't ended yet not for me and you
Now you're just pretending
You're hiding from yourself
Yes you are, yes you are
Like golden rays of sun in the cloud
We're meant to be one, I know we are
If I am the sky then you are my star
Pinkie Pie stood in the middle of Sugar Cube Corner and surveyed her handiwork.
"Pinkie Pie," she said to herself. "I know I say this to you Or do I mean 'me'? every month, but you've gone and outdone yourself " She cocked her head in thought. "Or do I mean 'myself'? Oh, I can never work that out!"
The bakery was a riot of streamers and ribbons and crepe-paper and confetti, and brightly-coloured balloons floated up to the ceiling in bunches. The tables were covered with white cloths and party snacks cookies and muffins and sugar cubes and pot
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Rainbow Dash stood at the end of the cloud-colonnade and looked over the edge, gazing down towards the surface of Equestria far below her. Tears fell steadily from her rose eyes and she watched as each tear spiralled down through the night air until it disappeared. It would be so easy to just fall forwards, to keep her wings furled tight against her sides, and to just spiral down to the earth herself until she disappeared as well!
It was then that she felt somepony approaching her along the colonnade, from the direction of Cloudsdale Flight School's hall where the Autumn Sky Ball was coming to an end. She didn't turn her head, but sobbed and rubbed the tears from her eyes.
"Just go away!" she whispered harshly at the unseen newcomer. "Can't you see I just want to be alone?"
"Oh, Miss Dash," It was a cultured voice, soft and resonant, and Dash immediately recognised it. "Thank goodness I've found you at las
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Applejack, an affectionate smile on her face, had been watching Twilight and Big McIntosh and listening to their conversation the whole time. She turned to Rarity and said "Naw don' those two jus' make the most adorable couple?"
Rarity looked at them and beamed. "Oh, most ASSUREDLY Applejack. They're like a dream come true!"
Twilight's eyes flicked open. A dream come true. A dream? Where had she heard that before? Somepony had said something about a dream, and for her to be careful. But who had it been? Suddenly she heard Zecora's voice echo in her head.
"Hear my advice and heed it well, lest the dream should draw you under its spell; Do not forget that all you see is shaped from the dreamer's memory."
"This.... this is all wrong!" Twilight said, her voice tinged with horror. She pulled out of Big McIntosh's embrace. "Everything is perfect too perfect!
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"Wake up, Pinkie Pie!" Dash sobbed. Her head lay on the little earth pony's unmoving chest, tears streaming from her eyes and soaking her pink coat. "I love you. I love you!"
Outside the black storm raged unabated, the shrieking winds whipping around the Library, the great tree creaking and groaning as if it would splinter apart at any moment, the rain pouring against the windows as if they were trapped in the course of a surging torrent. But none of the ponies inside could hear any of it: all they could hear was the soft sobbing of their friend, and her desperate, unanswered prayers. They all watched, heartbroken, in silence except for the soft weeping of Spike, whose face was still buried in Twilight's chest, unable to look at either Dash or Pinkie.
"Wake up, you stupid, stupid little pony!" Dash yelled suddenly. She
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Twilight looked out the window of her study at the swirling black clouds and she frowned. "That is by far the strangest storm I have ever seen."
She had spent the afternoon trying to find information about the history of unnatural storms hitting Ponyville and by unnatural, she of course meant storms that had originated over the Everfree Forest rather than in the Storm Factory in Cloudsdale. But try as she may to concentrate, the whole business between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie was preoccupying her.
She slammed the tome in front of her closed in frustration. "I've read that same sentence TEN TIMES now!" she muttered. "Confound these ponies! They drive me to distraction..."
She stared out the window. The whole town had been plunged into an eerie darkness. The winds that had come up around an hour ago were growing in intensity. The leaves of the tree the library had been built into shivered and rustled a
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"I do hope Rarity and the fillies are OK " thought Twilight as she battled her way through the driving rain. "I don't want to imagine what damage Applebloom and her friends have done to the boutique by now, stuck inside out of this storm!"
Her hooves splashed up muddy water as she trotted, soaking her legs, while about her the storm continued to ravage the little town. Trees bent in the growling winds and the rain was now almost a vertical wall that she had to struggle through. The umbrella she had brought from the library had long since been blown out of her telekinetic grip, and had spiralled off into the deepening darkness.
Twilight was almost at Rarity's boutique when a pony came rushing up to her out of the gloom. It was Nurse Mercy, the head of the Ponyville hospital, and she was in such a hurry that she almost ran straight into the unicorn pony.
"Oh, Twilight Sparkle!" Mercy shout
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2.1 THE SLEEPOVER
SWEET APPLE ACRES FARMHOUSE
THE NEXT MORNING
Applejack was up bright and early at the crack of dawn. She went straight to the kitchen, and began preparing breakfast. Twenty minutes later, she quietly came into the guest room, where Rainbow was just getting up with a yawn.
"Rise n' shine, Rainbow. Got ya some breakfast here." Applejack greeted, setting a tray of hay, oats, a fresh apple, and apple juice on the nightstand next to her bed.
"How'd ya sleep?" she asked.
"A little here, a little there. Just tossed and turned all night." Rainbow replied, starting into her breakfast.
"Also, when you're done eatin', here." Applejack said, setting a hairbrush next to the tray on the nightstand.
"A brush?" Rainbow inquired.
"Yeah. Your hair's a mess. Might want to fix that." AJ answered with a chuckle.
"I'mma get Apple Bloom off to school. Give a holler if ya need anything."
As Applejack left the room and left the door open, Rainbow t
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3.1 - A CRACK IN THE CASE
Two sets of hooves raced down the dirt path towards the finish line. One set light brown; the other set cyan blue. Neither was giving an inch. The uproar of cheers from all around grew louder as the finish drew ever closer.
"I'm not gonna just give this to ya, Rainbow. I respect ya too much to do that. You're gonna have to take it."
ONE WEEK EARLIER
When Twilight walked into Sugarcube Corner, she was surprised to see a few ponies making purchases.
"Oh, why hello there, Twilight. What brings you here today?" Mrs. Cake greeted.
"Well, I heard the crime scene investigation is complete, they got everything cleaned up, and that they allowed you two to open shop again. Just thought I'd stop by and see how everything's going."
Mrs. Cake finished the transaction of the current customer at the pony and bid them a good day.
"It's been a little slower than usual, which I suppose is to be expected. But the general bel
The Cupcake Killer, PrologueThe Cupcake KillerThe Cupcake Killer, Prologue in Short Stories More Like This
A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Fanfiction
by milesprower06, in collaboration with Ace2401
A/N: Please note that this is a sequel to my last fic "A Precious Rainbow", which in turn was an alternate ending to "Cupcakes" by Sgt. Sprinkles. If you've read those, awesome. If not, time to do a little backtracking and then return here. Thanks!
I also want to give a huge hats off to my collaborator for this sequel, Ace2401, who shared a very similar vision of how I wanted this storyline to continue, and together, through hundreds of messages and discussion, we have crafted this work. So thank him as much as you do me!
A Guilty Conscience
SWEET APPLE ACRES
ONE WEEK AFTER RUNNING OF THE LEAVES
Rainbow Dash sat on the porch of the Apple Family Farmhouse, under the canopy as a midnight autumn shower moved across the Ponyville area. The wingless Pegasus had a somber look about her tonight. Rain didn't usually make her sad, but combined with the t
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A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Fanfiction
by milesprower06, in collaboration with Ace2401
THE NEXT MORNING
As the first rays from the rising sun began to shine on Ponyville, Rainbow Dash walked somberly up the dirt path towards the town, her Wonderbolt hoodie snug around her body as the crisp morning air moved past. She was still very conflicted inside; Applejack was right. Pinkie and her victims were no more, and that was why she wasn't quite sure how to deal with that feeling. Was she supposed to talk to someone? Just wait for everything to feel...right?
As she came into the first parts of town, she passed a turquoise unicorn sitting on a bench. She was holding something small in her hooves, and she looked as if she was quivering. Rainbow came closer, and realized she had seen this pony around town before.
"Hey there. Lyra, was it? How're you doing?"
Lyra looked up at Rainbow, with golden, watery eyes.
"Oh, h-hi Ra
The Cupcake Killer, Chapter 2The Cupcake KillerThe Cupcake Killer, Chapter 2 in Short Stories More Like This
A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Fanfiction
by milesprower06, in collaboration with Ace2401
I just want to say I am very flattered by the feedback I'm getting from this story, as well as the continued praise from Precious Rainbow. As of this writing, I have 160 alerts combined for both stories. Wow! And not just my FF.net readers, all you awesome folks that have stopped by my DA page that I'm just setting up, too. Thanks so much!
And you can stop asking, I have relinquished my attempts to get Precious Rainbow, and this, and any more stories that follow, it's own page on Equestria Daily. Seth and his pre-readers have made their position quite clear on anything Cupcakes. Disappointing, yes, but I have to move on. I consider myself lucky enough to get that tack-on on the Cupcakes page, where I believe most of my traffic has come from.
30 MINUTES LATER
Rainbow wasn't headed in any particular direction, she just walked
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A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Fanfiction
by milesprower06, in collaboration with Ace2401
Loyal To The End And Beyond
5 MINUTES LATER
Rainbow's curiosity had been piqued, absolutely. Who wanted her at Sugarcube Corner, and why?
She hadn't been there since...
Rarity led the way, with her and Fluttershy in tow, and they came to the now-infamous sweet shop, which had miraculously managed to stay in business, despite the horrors that had transpired in the basement. The trio entered the shop, and were greeted by Mrs. Cake and Twilight at the front counter.
"Twilight, what are you doing here?" Rainbow asked, surprised.
"Well, Rainbow." Rarity began, "When you finished telling me your idea, I went to find Twilight. Spike was the only one at the library, and pointed me to Sugarcube Corner. When I got here, she told me to go get you, and the first place I checked was Fluttershy's."
"So, what exactly is this about?" Rainbow inquired.
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THE IRON PONY
Two sets of hooves raced down the dirt path towards the finish line. One set light brown; the other set cyan blue. Neither was giving an inch. The uproar of cheers from all around grew louder as the finish drew ever closer.
"I'm not gonna just give this to ya, Rainbow. I respect ya too much to do that. You're gonna have to take it." Applejack managed to say through her heavy breathing.
"I...don't expect anything less!" Rainbow replied, equally tired, ready for this to be over.
The cheering came from all around. From the spectators to the left and right, from the front behind the finish line...
Even the racers behind them were cheering the two leaders on. It was almost deafening.
The race had been just like last year's, except without all the trickery that had caused them to tie for last. To be sure, this was going to be a race to remember. The finish was just seconds away. Rainbow's heart pounded against her chest.
A photo fi
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A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Fanfiction
by milesprower06, in collaboration with Ace2401
2 WEEKS LATER
A good portion of Ponyville was gathered at the newly-decorated fountain in the center of town. Planted all around the base were the most beautiful and exotic types of flowers, thanks to Fluttershy.
On the edge of all three flowing bowls, glimmering gemstones had been encrusted into the stone. When the sunlight hit them, the sight was almost magical. Thanks to Rarity, who had spent a great deal of time in the past couple weeks perfecting her choice of gems to be included in the memorial.
On the bottom most bowl, where most of the water was at all times, the names of the victims had been expertly carved into the outside wall all around the circumference. It had taken Twilight up until 2 nights ago to get them all carved in.
The mayor came up to the podium that had been set up in front of the fountain.
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A/N: This was my first MLP fic, and I wrote it in just 2 days, so quality may be lacking compared to my Cupcakes alternate ending. Just thought you folks might want to read it.
"Ohhhh, I can't wait! I'm so excited to see how she did!"
"Well, if you don't calm down, you won't see how she did because you fell out of the chariot on the way up!" Twilight told the ecstatic Pinkie Pie, as she and her four friends rode the Pegasus-drawn chariot up to the royal city of Canterlot.
"Boy howdy, look at how excited and nervous we all are, and we didn't even try out! Ah' can't imagine how Rainbow must be feelin'." Applejack added.
"I just hope she was able to keep it together long enough for her tryout, and she didn't have a repeat of her stage fright at the Young Flier's Competition last year." Rarity replied.
"You wouldn't have had anything to do with that, now would you have, Rarity?" Twilight said, remembering how she had thoughtlessly
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Rainbow After The Storm
Leaving The Nest
THREE YEARS AGO
The light gray Pegasus Stormcloud walked purposefully through the puffy white neighborhoods of Cloudsdale, now with a warm orange tint given by the setting sun. Needless to say, this was not how he had hoped to spend his evening. The cumulus homes had towering pillars, overhangs, and more of the various architecture of Cloudsdale's Pegusi ancestors. The streets were mostly empty this time of evening, as most Pegusi were having dinner, or tending to their young.
In a way, Stormcloud was doing that just now, giving a stern glance to the teenaged filly walking behind him. The cyan Pegasus had a look of defiance in her eyes, and dried blood was caked on her muzzle, having dripped from her nose hours earlier. Her rainbow tail twitched as her magenta eyes met her father's gaze.
"Anything to say for yourself, Rainbow?" Stormcloud asked. The filly said nothing, remaining silent with a pout on her face
Him Part 1The Dashing Rainbow soared through the sky in her awesome-powered hyper-carriage towards the not-so-secret-anymore hideout of her latest enemy: The Egghead Unicorn! "This is for you President Fluttershy," The Dashing Rainbow said to herself as she flew toward this new loser's base, "Nopony holds my friend's library card hostage! Nopony!"Him Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
The loser hideout was in sight. The Dashing Rainbow ensured that she had enough egghead repellent on. Though she was immune to all forms of losery, eggheadery, drawlery, and even snootery, President Fluttershy insisted she protect herself.
With a final increase of the throttle, The Dashing Rainbow leapt out of the carriage and fell effortlessly into the gaping hole that was left in its wake. The carriage itself was beyond repair and cost 15 rainbillion bits. That was a number accountants had to invent just so they could count The Dashing Rainbow's wealth. One rainbillion is a one
Him Part 2Him. The one that robbed her of her innocence was standing before her. After all these years Fluttershy could still see the cruelty in his eyes even though they were currently filled with fear. Her mind raced with old memories. The sick smell of the hospital emergency room, the pain of her broken ribs, the weeks spent relearning how to speak while her larynx slowly healed, and the condescending therapists who would constantly tell her nothing was ever her fault. All of these flashed in her mind and she decided that this stallion had to die. Though a voice in her mind told her to forgive him, and if he had attacked her and she managed to get away she would have considered it. No, he was dead not for what he did to her, but what he was about to do to Rainbow Dash.Him Part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
For years, she prayed that she was an isolated incident. That she was the only one of his victims, but now she had to wonder how many had he hurt before her. How many did he hurt after? How many will he hurt? This thought did n
Him Part 6The early morning rays of Celestia's sun shone brightly through the cracked and battered library windows, and a certain lavender unicorn waited. While she waited, she read the letter from the Princess one more time.Him Part 6 in Short Stories More Like This
I understand the difficult situation that you are in, and I wish I could be of greater assistance. Fluttershy is the Element of Kindness and as such deserves the opportunity to muster the best defense she can. While I cannot condone murder I understand the difficult choice she made, and I would like to believe that she is doing what she can to improve her chances for that strong defense. Your assumption is correct, I am unable to interfere in any matter of the court due to ancient law. You are also correct in that the matter of the investigation can be viewed as separate, and therefore within my jurisdiction to act. However my student, it is a sensitive issue and I must tread carefully. I have seen first hoof the damage that can be caused by interference,
Him Part 3Fluttershy and Twilight entered the kitchen and neither pony said anything at first. Twilight still had the letter levitating with her magic, and she had a look of sincere concern for her friend. After a while she spoke. "Fluttershy, why didn't you tell us?"Him Part 3 in Short Stories More Like This
"Tell you what?"
"What happened to you," Twilight said tears welling up in her eyes, "That you were "
"It's not something I can talk about," Fluttershy said, "In fact, of all my friends Rainbow is the only one that knows."
"What about Applejack? Why haven't you told her?"
"I want to," Fluttershy said, "but I just can't." She looked down unable to explain further.
"I think I understand," Twilight said, "I heard of victims of this kind of attack becoming insular and shy. Is that what happened to you?"
"No, I've always been shy. It's just that I would rather not talk about it."
"Ok, we won't talk about it anymore, but I still need to talk to you about Grey Ring. The Princess had the archivist draw up a list of all rape victims wi
Him Part 4Applejack tossed, turned, and wanted sleep, but she couldn't drift off. Ever since she discovered what Fluttershy did, she was torn and what Big Mac told her was bothering her. She was beginning to question herself. Was she really in love with Fluttershy? Did their friendship even matter to her? She was always so proud of the fact that she would fight anypony right up to Celestia herself if any one of her friends were hurt, but now that the chips are down and there were hard times ahead what did she do? She turned tail and ran. She knew that sleep wasn't going to happen tonight. She got up and walked over to her dresser where she kept her hat. The only tangible thing left to her by her father. Sure, she had memories, but the hat was something different. It gave her comfort when she needed it, and she certainly needed it now.Him Part 4 in Short Stories More Like This
She reached for it and caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. She got a better look and saw the face of a coward. The face of a traitor stared back
Him Part 5"Spike," Twilight screamed, "Take a letter!"Him Part 5 in Short Stories More Like This
Spike came down the stairs groggy from being woken up and asked, "What is it, Twi?"
Twilight turned to her assistant, she was still shaking with anger, "Fluttershy was here, and she attacked me. I'm alerting the Princess of her plan."
Spike immediately snapped fully awake. "She was here? How was she? What plan? I thought you were giving her until noon?"
"That was until she attacked me."
Spike looked at Twilight with a look that was both stunned and confused. "Wait a second Twilight. Fluttershy attacked you?" He stepped in front of Twilight just staring for a moment then stammered, "Just tell me what happened."
Twilight took a ragged breath releasing some of her anger. She turned to the baby dragon, "She flew in here demanding the scroll with the list of victims. When I refused and tried to hold her she threw a book at me and flew off." Twilight looked down to Spike, "Take this down. I think Fluttershy will try and track down the other victim
The Dashing Rainbow"There. The garden is finished." Fluttershy took a few steps back and admired her work. She turned to Angel, her loyal if grumpy companion and said, "Before you know it, there will be more carrots that you know what to do with. Doesn't that sound wonderful, Angel Bunny?"The Dashing Rainbow in Short Stories More Like This
If the stubborn hare heard her, he didn't show it. Instead, he pointed towards Fluttershy's bridge. The yellow pegasus turned and smiled at the sight she saw.
Applejack stood on the small stone bridge, and once her eyes locked onto Fluttershy's, she ran down to her girlfriend. Applejack gives Fluttershy a hug and a kiss on her cheek. "Howdy there sugarcube, I was able to take off a little early today."
Fluttershy smiled and asked, "Does Big Macintosh mind that you're coming to see me?"
Applejack shifted her hat and said, "Yeah about that. The thing is, sugarcube, I haven't told my kin about us yet."
Fluttershy turned away, "I. I understand."
"Now hold on a second there." Applejack put a hoof on Fluttershy's shoulder, "
Trials and Tribulations Part 1Fluttershy was coming back from her anesthesia induced sleep and groaned softly, "Applejack." Slowly opening her eyes she smiled at the sight of Rainbow Dash asleep on a nearby chair. 'She's still here. How long has she been sleeping?' She looked around her room and noticed that it was dark out.Trials and Tribulations Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
She tried to move but found her left foreleg strapped to the bed.
"For your protection and to keep you from leaving early," a familiar voice spoke.
"How long have I been asleep?"
Detective Smoke was sitting to Fluttershy's left and moved closer, "You have been drifting in and out of consciousness for the past two days. The blood loss resulted in a weakened immune system and as a result there was a minor infection. The doctors provided antibiotics and stabilized you." He leaned forward, "you are hereby under arrest for the murder of Grey Ring. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the
Surprise PartyJust one last tree and this row will be done. Applejack lifted her rear legs and gave the apple tree a buck causing apples to fall into the buckets. She smiled as she looked over the orchard of her home, Sweet Apple Acres. There was still much more work to do, and the sun was about to set. 'I best not get myself too far behind,' Applejack thought. She gathered the few stray apples that missed the buckets and loaded the buckets onto the cart.Surprise Party in Short Stories More Like This
Those buckets were heavy. It made her mad that her big brother, Big Macintosh, could carry three full buckets on his back, while she could only manage one at a time. 'Not today big brother.' She grunted in exertion and managed to get two buckets on her back. She strained to stand and walked slowly to the cart. She began to slow down due to the weight of the apples, so with gritted teeth she pushed herself harder. 'Come on Applejack, you ain't the most dependable of ponies for nothing.'
Applejack walked around the cart and lowered herself to set dow
Start Spreading the NewsFluttershy was sleeping soundly unaware that she was being watched. It had only been a week since her accident that resulted in her accidentally confessing her feelings to Pinkie while she stood outside Fluttershy's bedroom door. As the first rays of sunlight shone through her window waking her, she stretched and smiled warmly as, for the last seven days, her first sight was the same as when those bandages were removed. On her nightstand was a picture frame, and inside it was the note Pinkie Pie had written telling her that she loved her as well. With a smile on her still sleepy face, "I love you, Pinkie." A small squeak escaped her with what she heard next.Start Spreading the News in Romance More Like This
"I love you too, Fluttershy." Pinkie smiled as the yellow pegasus spun around, became tangled within the blanket, and tumbled over the side.
Fluttershy was on her back with her hind legs on the bed and looking up to the ceiling. She smiled softly when Pinkie's head looked over the edge.
"Wow Fluttershy, are you testing new ways to
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"Disappearing Pony Act"
Lo and behold the Great And Powerful Trixie! The all-powerful and greatest magician in all of Equestria! There is no feat of magic I cannot perform! There is no skill or talent that my magic can not surpass! Truly all are honored in be in the presence of the Great And Powerful Trixie!!!
My legendary tales have spread across all of Equestria! There is none who don't know my name! There is ... there is ... none who doesn't love the Great and Powerful Trixie!
Certainly you have heard that on one of my many travels I came to the small hick town of Ponyville, that wouldn't even be on the map if not for the regular visits by Princess Celestia.
How after performing my magic show, and proving my greatness and power once again, two foals didn't wish to take one of my ... stories ... on face value and put ... the Great and Powerful Trixie to the test ... and ... she was ... publicly humiliated, she, I lost everything I owned in one night and had to flee the small no-face-
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Discorded Twilight Sparkle, Magic Isn't
Twilight Sparkle"Alone In A Group"
Greetings, my name is Twilight Sparkle. I am a unicorn and I am -not- a goth. These are my natural colors. Yes I am the personal apprentice of Princess Celestia and holder of the central Element of Harmony 'Magic' and basically the leader of the Elemental Harmony Squad (Pinkie or Rainbow came up with that name, not me).
Huh? I am NOT a Mary Sue!
1) If I was a Mary Sue I'd have been teaching my new friends what it -meant- to be friends when I first came to Ponyville instead of the other way around.
2) My spell to redirect the parasprite's hunger wouldn't have backfired.
3) My failsafe spell wouldn't have failed.
4) Also I would have defeated an actually Ursa Major instead of pacifying an Ursa Minor.
5) I'd have won the Running of the Leaves race instead of coming in fifth place.
6) I wouldn't have a nervous breakdown every time a plan of mine blows up in my face.
AND I'D HAVE ALREADY FIGURED OUT
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"Be Generous To Yourself"
Oh hello! Who am I? Why! I'm Rarity! Manager and proprietor of the Carousel Boutique! And bearer of the Element of Generosity!
What? What you mean I'm not generous?! What do you mean I'm the weakest link in the chain of the Elements of Harmony? Get out! Sorry about that, some ponies can just be so shallow.
Me? Not generous? The nerve! Just because I take pride in my appearance does not mean I'm not generous!
I once sliced off my own tail for a total stranger so he could have his beauty back!
I made five, technically -ten- custom dresses for my friends for free (it wasn't that kind of budget)! Not to mention I let a part of my soul die creating those sins against pony eyes.
I kept my trap shut about how much I loathed Fluttershy being in the spotlight instead of me because I thought she liked it!
I ruined my own mane just after cleaning it to keep Pinkie Pie's surprise birthday part
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"Loyalties Lead To Betrayal"
Loyalty? Yeah. That's me! Rainbow Dash! The one and only! Best flyer around and the most loyal pony you can find! What? AJ says she's the most dependable of ponies? Well! I'll just have to show her how it's done! I have a reputation to keep after all. Who do you THINK would be Loyalty besides yours truly?
Fluttershy with her animals? Sorry, she's sweet and everything and you can't find a nicer pony but she folds like a deck of cards if you push her just right.
Pinkie Pie? Sure she's -fun- you can give her that. But . . . I kinda know from personal experience that she kinda can jump to the wrong conclusions about her friends.
Rarity? No. Sorry. No.
Twilight Sparkle? Okay, I guess she is kinda lovingly devoted to the Princess the way a filly is to her mother. But like any filly and her mama she's willing to bend what her 'mother' wants if Twilight thinks she knows best.
Back to AJ huh? Look. I'll admit she's hard working: it nearl
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"Laughter Can Make Others Cry"
HELLO! HELLO! I'm Pinkamina Diane Pie but everyone calls me Pinkie Pie, I call me Pinkie Pie, except for that little bit just now I guess!
I still remember when Equestia was created how about you? The Sonic Rainboom hit my family's rock farm like this big KA-POW! It gave me this great mane style too! I was so happy I wanted to share it with everyone! My happiness, not my mane! I'd be bald if I did that! So . . . I threw a party! Yes Maneonnites dance! And I think I'm good too! My family loved it and I felt the tingle on my rump! I'll tell you how I got my cutie mark some other time!
I've always been able to make others laugh! I just giggle at the ghosties and they just fade away!
Chocolate Rain! CHOCOLATE RAIN! Oh, right, and the Elements of Harmony got taken by this draco-something or other that really knew how to dance on Twilight's head! Tee-hee! OOOOH! A Balloon Garden! COOL!!
Everyone's laughing. Everyone keeps laughing when I
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POVs Of Discorded De-Harmonized Ponies
"The Truth Can Be Deceiving" Applejack
Ah didn't evah lied before. Ain't now. Ain't evah!
Okay, so Ah reckin' Ah was sometimes dead wrong 'bout some thangs. Maybe Ah couldn't buck dah entire orchard by mahself. Maybe helpin' with ah tricky stunt, bakin', and herdin' bunnies what ain't dat bright when Ah was half-asleep.
So Ah didn't tell Pinkie Pie 'bout her surprise birthday. But Ah didn't tell her nothin' that ain't true!
Okay . . . maybe . . . maybe Ah did kinda sorte hog dah bed from Rarity thad one here time an' said Ah was asleep when Ah really wasn't. But . . . but come on! It ain't a lie if ya ain't really tryin' to trick'em right?
Elements of Harmony Stolen. Into The Maze. Separated from the others. Grove of Truth.
Ah see us all. Sayin' we're done with each other. Goin' back ta before when Twalight first showed up in Ponyville.
Ah don't know what we'll say ta each other. But Ah know it ain't right. If this here is where honesty leads . .
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"Steal The Heart, Free The Monster"
Hello! Oh! What's that? Oh I already knew I'm not always kind. I know I've lost my temper. Usually The Stare just comes and even a cockatrice can't resist. I don't like it, but I know I sometimes need it. The time at the Gala? I scared -me- that time! Can we, can we please not talk about that?
I still remember when I thought taking care of fillies would be the same as taking care of animals. I was so wrong and I'm not afraid to admit it.
Yes I was a model once, yes I know I could have used my fame for good causes, but I couldn't stand no privacy and being treated like a dress up doll. If I knew how Rarity really felt I'd have quit a lot sooner!
I also effectively kidnapped Celestia's pet bird wanting to nurse her back to health with no clue what kind of animal she really was and no idea she was a phoenix. Er, Philomena, not the Princess.
I fully admit those were my mistakes and no one else's. I'm glad that no one blames me for the paraspri
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Reharmonized Ponies POV Applejack, "Truth, and Whole Truth"
Howdy. AJ here, ya know, Applejack? Been a little ain't it? Sure seems a heckuva lot longer than a few weeks. Unlike Nightmare Moon, (which happened in the middle of Everfree Forest in the abandoned castle of the Pony Sisters,) we beat Discord right in the middle of Ponyville. And no matter how much a lot of ponies wish it warn't so, everypony remembers what was happenin' when Discord was screwing us up inside the head.
So now here's a bunch of ponies who wanna know more about the six ponies who saved the world twice, makin' a weekly documentary 'bout us or somethin.' Ah warn't really listenin' but Mayor Mare's made sure that by the time they're all let in we'll have all recovered enough to have gotten back to our lives without needin' to pretend nothing is wrong.
Nothing is wrong on the surface maybe, but everypony in town, they act just a little bit more forced in what they do, they end chats a little bit faster, or won't st
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I don't know how long it's been now. Master Discord sometimes messes with my perception of time. Sometimes it feels like eons, and others -if I didn't have clear memories of LiarJack's little sister growing up and dying of old age (after Scootaloo died as an adult mare defying master) I'd think it all happened yesterday. The Elements of Chaos seem to have rendered us immortal.
Master Discord has no need for servants, minions or slaves, but he keeps us around anyway.
Liarjack is almost the only one of us who seems to remember how things were before . . . everything began.
She smiles and tells me that everything was rigidly frozen with order before Master Discord took 'control.' That nothing and no one ever changed, the world was caught in a predictable monotone cycle.
I'm relatively certain she's lying, it's hard to tell though, she's gotten much better since things began. I know she's only saying it though so I don't get upset, so I'm not angry and I'm g
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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
Pony POV Series Side Stories Nights 'Bolts of Wonder'
Why was I even bothering coming at night? I was a lot less likely to disturb her if I came during the day. And it wasn't like anypony was going to recognize me out of my flight suit anyway. Nopony ever did.
It could be a hippogriff under that costume and no pony would know the difference. I was as interchangeable as anypony else in the group. Some of the casual fans were actually confused about how big the group is.
Well let me settle that right now for you. There is no 'fixed' number of Wonderbolts as a lot of the uninitiated think. The group's numbers decrease and increase as old members retire and new blood is pumped in to take their place.
None but my, pst, our true die hard fans bothered to learn what some of us excelled at and fell short of. After all, underneath the flight suit, I, we could be anypony. How many actually cared that Fleetfoot was the quickest? Well, some bett
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Applejack bucked her back legs against the tree trunk. She backed up a little, allowing the apples to fall neatly into her saddle baskets. The orange pony trotted away from the tree, heading instead, towards a small cart. She got herself into position, just in front of the cart. She then reared up, so she was now standing on her back legs. The apples fell in an orderly fashion, without any of them going astray. Applejack gave the orchard a quick scan, once the apples were piled into the cart. Upon seeing that there was bit a single apple left, she let out a little 'yeehaw' to show she was done. Her celebratory hollering caught the attention of Big Macintosh. Who had been taking a sly nap in the barn, when he should have been apple bucking like his sister. He rose from his slumber and exited the barn.
"What's all the commotion about?!"
"Ah did it! Ah finished mah half of the apple buckin'!"
Big Macintosh was visibly surprised.
"What!? We've only been at this for an hour!"
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Applejack glanced out of the window and made a shocking discovery. The colt she sought an audience with, was making his way towards her house. She ducked out of sight, her body beginning to tick with adrenaline. It was obvious why he was here; he had worked out what she was up to, and sought to put a stop to it. She resisted the urge to race downstairs and confront him, now wasn't the time. The colt rapped his hoof off the door, the sound of his knocking drifting lazily through the air. She ignored his efforts to draw her out of hiding, by thinking of her object of affection. This was of course, the sky blue Pegasus, Rainbow Dash. Applejack sighed a little, in her mind Rainbow Dash was so close, but in reality, she was so far away. She realised that the colt had stopped knocking, and risked a peek outside. This proved not to be the wisest of choices, as when she looked, the colt was staring right at her. She maintained his gaze, showing that she wasn't intimidated by him. He smirked at
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The five ponies sat there in silence, while Big Macintosh headed into the kitchen. Minutes past and Applejack still retained her mouth open stance. Big Macintosh returned with a glass of water clamped tightly in his jaw. The other ponies just sat there, their attention focused on the glass. Each of them took a varying amount of time, but they all realised what was coming next. This new revelation prompted them to take a step backwards, or as best they could do in the cramped hallway. Big Macintosh proceeded to take centre stage and poised himself. In one quick swoop, he swung his head back and forth. He kept the glass steady, allowing the water to complete the energy change from potential energy to kinetic. This new burst of kinetic energy propelled the water forward, setting it on a direct course for Applejack's face. For the orange pony, the water was the least of her worries. Rainbow Dash was gone, all Applejack could think about was what she might be going through. Luckily there wa
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Three months had past since the incident with Volo, and Rainbow Dash had spent each day under medical supervision. After Applejack had collapsed in the Everfree Forest from her fight with Volo, Twilight had carried both ponies to the Ponyville Urgent Response Centre. That had been the last time that Rainbow had seen Applejack, they were split up, and sent to separate wards. Time and time again, Rainbow requested to visit Applejack, but each time she had been given the same response.
Today was going to be different however; today she was going to see her friend after all this time. At this moment she laid in a bed, on a ward which was empty, all but herself. Around her, various instruments checked her vital signs, storing information for the medics to use later. She was lying in wait for someone to come and discharge her. A nurse had claimed that someone would be there to meet her in ten minutes. That was over two hours ago, and Rainbow Dash was becoming impatient. To her relief, a
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Twilight sat up and stretched. She had just spent the best part of
three hours studying.
Around her were piles upon piles of dusty old tomes, ranging from local
history in the past one hundred years, to the origin of their species.
So far she had only managed to get through the one book, but she had a
free day, so she was certain she could blast through another seven or
so. She continued her stretching,listening to her joints crack into place.
Finally she stood up properly, giving her tail a playful flick as she
did. She did a quick scan of the room and quickly noticed something was
wrong.She couldn't see Spike anywhere, although it was rare for him to
leave without annoucing it.
Across the room, a few books shifted and Twilight was certain she heard
a low groan. She darted over the numerous book piles to where the groan
had come from. She nudged a few books away to reveal a small purple
The books shuddered again and Twilight nudged them away until all that
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Fluttershy sat outside her hut, the sun shining down on her. She relished in glorious days like this, there was just something about that made her feel so fantastic. She surveyed the landscape; all of her little animal friends seemed to be enjoying it as much as she was. Bunnies chased each other through the various floras, while birds soared overhead. She wished that everyday could be like this, although if that happened there might be serious repercussions for the environment. Starting to lose herself in the tranquility of the meadow, Fluttershy snapped back to her senses, only to realise she was supposed to meet Rarity at her boutique. In one swift movement, she shattered the peaceful atmosphere by charging towards her destination. Fluttershy wanted to turn back and apologise to her friends but that would make her late for her appointment, and she'd hate to disappoint Rarity as well. Onward she went, not stopping for any reason, until she reached Rarity's place of work.
Once there s
Of Dreams and Nightmares Pt1Twilight Sparkle raced across the stony ground beneath her, her breath coming in short pants. Around her ancient stone walls crumbled into the floor, presenting obstacles that she barely managed to avoid. Ahead of her she could see her friends in the same predicament she was, trying to escape the crumbling structure. Twilight's limbs began to falter, but she wasn't going to give up, she had to make it. The ground beneath her hooves began to shake violently, almost like there was an earthquake. Twilight glanced down, and was shocked the find the ground was starting to crack and split apart underneath her. Huge portions of the floor gave way to reveal an enormous pit of fire. As larger sections of the floor gave way, Twilight was forced to spring from point to point, to avoid a fiery demise. In the distance she could see the exit; so she pushed herself to her limits. Her body screamed out in protest, but she did her best to ignore it. Twilight watched her friends gather at the entrance,Of Dreams and Nightmares Pt1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Of Dreams and Nightmares -WIP-Twilight Sparkle raced across the stony ground beneath her, her breath coming in short pants. Around her ancient stone walls crumbled into the floor, presenting obstacles that she barely managed to avoid. Ahead of her she could see her friends in the same predicament she was, trying to escape the crumbling structure. Twilight's limbs began to falter, but she wasn't going to give up, she had to make it. The ground beneath her hooves began to shake violently, almost like there was an earthquake. Twilight glanced down, and was shocked the find the ground was starting to crack and split apart underneath her. Huge portions of the floor gave way to reveal an enormous pit of fire. As larger sections of the floor gave way, Twilight was forced to spring from point to point, to avoid a fiery demise. In the distance she could see the exit; so she pushed herself to her limits. Her body screamed out in protest, but she did her best to ignore it. Twilight watched her friends gather at the entrance,Of Dreams and Nightmares -WIP- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Today was the day of the annual Ponyville Renaissance fair and everypony was taking part to make sure the event was a success. Some of the ponies had even come to the event dressed in costumes from that era. Two of these ponies were Lyra and Bon-Bon, who had dressed up as a minstrel and a knight respectively. At first Lyra had been reluctant to wear her outfit, and was just ready to parade around with her lyre, but Bon-Bon strong armed her into it. Currently the two were resting after spending practically the whole day walking back and forth around the town. They had originally been resting in a field, but moved to a bench in town so they didn't miss out on anything.
"I love going to these things, what about you Lyra?" asked Bon-Bon.
"Yeah sure, whatever" replied Lyra, seeming distracted.
Bon-Bon turned around, to find Lyra trying to see through a crowd of ponies that had gathered at the town square. Realising that she was probably missing out on something, Bon-Bon jumped up, and dragg
Wishing On Rainbows IISo, that's the way it went. I'd wait for her in the morning, go work on the farm 'til dark, and then I'd go wait for her again until it was time to go to sleep.Wishing On Rainbows II in Short Stories More Like This
It had been nearly a year by that point; only three days shy of the anniversary of Rainbow's disappearance. It seemed almost everypony, everypony 'cept for me that is, had given up on seeing her again.
I knew she wasn't gone.
I knew she wasn't dead; she couldn't be. Rainbow would never do that; she would never give up.
It was growing dark. Work had been more stressful than usual that day. Big Mac went and got himself hurt, so I had to work twice as hard without his help.
As always, I was sitting patiently in my usual spot, waiting for her.
"Just a few more hours, and I'll turn in," I thought to myself.
I could feel myself starting to nod off right there in the middle of the square when I heard a familiar voice call my name.
"Um Applejack, do you have a moment?"
It was Twilight. She had this very concerned looked on her fa
Wishing On RainbowsI told her not to go; lots of ponies did. I told her it was dangerous, that most of us didn't know what lay beyond Equestria's borders. Such a journey was sure to be arduous, but she wouldn't listen to us, no matter how much we tried to talk her out of it.Wishing On Rainbows in Short Stories More Like This
But, that's just like Rainbow. When she makes up her mind she's gonna do something, she's gonna do it, and ain't nopony's gonna stop her.
I remember how it all started. It was just a few days after the 'Iron Pony' competition she and I had. We never did decide on a winner. I accused her of cheating, while she made it clear our rules were not.
"You never said I couldn't use my wings!"
"I didn't think I needed to tell you to play fair!"
The two of us just got so caught up in the competition. If I knew it was going to lead to me never seeing her again, my best friend, I would have never let myself lose my cool.
But I didn't know, and now she's gone.
She just I just we got it in our heads that we were each the best athl
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Standing there at the foot of Twilight's door.
"Come on," she thought to herself. "You can do this."
Surely Twilight would understand. Surely she would be able to help. She could use magic better than anypony else in Ponyville.
"I can do this. I'm Rainbow Dash!"
"I'll just go in there, and tell her what's up."
Dash gulped down the lump in her throat.
"I know she can fix me."
"Okay Spike, are you sure you want to go through with this?" Twilight questioned, unsure of whether or not Spike's plan was a good idea.
"Of course Twilight! I'm just so short! That has to be why Rarity isn't interested."
"Spike, making yourself taller isn't going to make Rarity fall in love with you."
He stroked an imaginary goatee, lost in thought.
"You know, you're right! She's into fashion, right? Surely she wants a man with great style!"
Twilight sighed. "Spike, you're fine the way you are. Just go talk to h--"
She was interrupted by the sound of hooves clopping against her front door.
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The high winds whistling through hear rainbow mane, and robin's blue ears was enough to drown out the sound of her crying. As she blasted through the sky faster than anypony else ever could, she continued to pick apart every last one of her faults.
"Why am I like this? Why am I so weird? Why do I have to be different?"
She wanted to fight it. She wanted to force herself into being content with exactly the way she already was, because that's what any normal pony would do. As she continued to cry, her hooves trembling with both emotion, and the resistance of the atmosphere around her, she repeated a single phrase between her teeth.
"I am a mare. I am a mare. I am a mare."
Somehow, reinforcing the false truth made her feel a little better, more at ease. She touched down in front of Rarity's boutique. If she was going to be a mare, then she was going to act like one.
She stepped in, looking around a seemingly empty shop. She slowly hovered around, studying each piece with more atten
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There was silence, nothing but the sounds of crickets, the wind in the trees, and Spike's snoring as Twilight Sparkle lay in her bed, curled up with a book. Her eyes followed the words. Syllable by syllable, line by line, page by page. However, her mind did very little to process what her eyes were taking in.
Her thoughts were elsewhere. She could not stop worrying about Rainbow Dash, and what she had confessed earlier that day.
"A boy? A colt? How could anypony born a mare feel that way?" Twilight thought, trying to come up with anything at all to explain why her friend seemed so tormented.
She let out a heavy sigh, and closed her book, which by then was going completely unnoticed anyway.
It hurt, knowing such a dear friend was in so much pain. Even worse was the fact this friend had confided in her only to be met with absolute ignorance, and not a single thing to say which could have made her feel even slightly better.
She let out another sigh, to which a still unconscious Spik
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"Alright, everypony! Welcome to your first day here at Junior Speedsters Flight Camp. We've got a lot to learn over the next few weeks, so we'll need to move quickly."
Rainbow Dash could not have been more excited.
"All I have to do is out fly the other ponies here, and I'll be a Wonderbolt!" The little filly thought to herself while her fellow students mingled amongst each other.
Rainbow Dash eagerly hung onto her instructor's every word.
"Now, the first thing we'll need to do is assign each of you a cabin to stay in. To get started, I'll need everypony to split into two groups. Fillies on one side, and colts on the other."
The pipsqueak pegasus took her place with the rest of the boys, and patiently waited for further instruction. She was far too zoned in on her instructor to notice the ponies around her, who had begun to laugh and point in her direction.
"She thinks she's a colt!" one of the boys jeered.
"I wonder why she's not over here?" a filly whispered into the ear of an
Wishing On Rainbows Rewrite IShe should have never left. I should have never let her leave, but I did. Lots of ponies asked her to stay, but so many more were urging her to go, cheering her on. She knew it was dangerous beyond Equastrian borders. The mystery of the unknown, the physical challenge, the prestige coupled with immortal fame upon her return yeah, I can understand why she left. She was so focused, so determined. There was no way she was going to back out after talking as big as she did.Wishing On Rainbows Rewrite I in Short Stories More Like This
But, that's just like Rainbow. She's as fast as light itself, but she's as stubborn as a mule. If she sets her mind on something, ain't nopony is gonna change it for her. Y'all can quote me on that.
I don't like to think about it much, but I do remember how this whole mess started. It was just a few days after the little 'Iron Pony" competition we had. Well, I say "little," but we all know how out of hoof that got. All of those games, and we couldn't even determine a winner. She did cheat, after all. I could
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What happens when a pony loses every one of her friends? Does she get them back? Does she find a way to make new ones? Does she become depressed? Does she become a loner? It is possible, yes, but which scenario is most probable? What happens to a pony who has lost everything and everypony she's ever loved? Well, the most probable outcome of such an event would be for the pony to recover. She would be able to pick up the pieces of her broken life, make them into something good, but in the case of Ms. Pinkamena Diane Pie well some ponies can't handle the pressure of the most concrete things in their lives, such as their friendships, exploding around them. Some ponies allow their hearts to blacken. They allow hate and animosity to course through their veins. Instead of looking up in the midst of becoming an outcast, some ponies, ponies like Pinkie, allow themselves to crack.
Pinkie was a good pony. I'll go ahead and stress that. She WAS a good pony,
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Twilight was confused.
"A boy, Dash? I don't think I understand. You're a girl, Rainbow."
"No I'm not!" Dash exclaimed, standing back up with her chest puffed out.
She could feel her tears welling back up.
"Sure, I'm a girl on the outside, but haven't you ever noticed how different I am from the rest of you? I am not a girl, and I can't stand being treated like one!"
Twilight took a step back. "Rainbow I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend you."
Rainbow Dash's face had once again become drenched, tears dripping off her chin as she screamed.
"You're sorry? Everypony treats me like a girl, and the first pony I tell different doesn't even understand!"
Dash lowered her head in disappointment. "Just forget I said anything. I'm out of here."
And with that, Rainbow blasted through Twilight's, thankfully open, window.
She didn't know what to do. How could Dash not feel "right" as a girl? She was a girl, wasn't she?
"This is so confusing!"
Twilight Sparkle continued to rummage
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"Okay everyone," she started, "and-a-one, and-a-two, and"
As Fluttershy conducted, the birds in the tree began to sing. The eloquence and rich harmony was perfect, with the exception of one aspect.
Fluttershy directed the group to stop for a moment, so she could have a word with one of the blue jays, who was still lost in his own little world, still singing the tune as best he could. He had been trying really hard, really, but he just wasn't getting it down.
Fluttershy flew over next to him, startling him a little.
"Um, excuse me, sir? Um, I don't mean to be rude or hurt your feelings or anything but, your rhythm is just a teeny tiny bit off."
He respectfully accepted her criticism, recognizing what he needed to change. He nodded in agreement, signaling he was ready to try again.
Fluttershy gracefully glided back down in front of the group, and raised her hooves, ready to start the tune over.
But, just as she was about to lead the procession in another round of singin
Allegrezza - Part Seven+Vinyl snuck the tip of her hoof under the record, flicking it so that the record somersaulted up into the air, before catching it with her teeth. She bowed and thanked her audience, before revealing her iridescent grin to Octavia. Octavia was loathe to admit it, but Vinyl had thrived without the aid of her horn. Though she had to give Vinyl her due, she was glad the show had went without any catastrophic failures that would culminate in the mob storming the stage. Octavia still had to buy the drinks tonight, though.Allegrezza - Part Seven+ in Short Stories More Like This
"So, Octy. Shall we head to the bar for those drinks you owe me?"
Octavia tried her best to save face. Which, for her, meant she took up a huffy posture with her forelegs crossed.
"I suppose, considering I lost my wager. It must be said that you did well tonight. However...I'd prefer somewhere with a bit more..." She glanced at the clientele, noting the general slack-jawed look of them all. "...Liveliness, and some elegance to boot."
"Y'know, Octy. For once, I'm feelin' the
Allegrezza - Part Three+One merit Octavia had to give to Buck Daniels, was that it slowly washed away any capability she had for tasting, until she no longer grimaced with each sip. In fact, she even gained the courage to move up to, 'slugging,' the drink, not that she'd ever be caught dead using that phrase. It was after several on-the-house glasses, from an unknown benefactor, that she found herself lacking the co-ordination to even pick up the glasses anymore. Her teeth simply failing to gain purchase on the sides. Upon blearily inspecting the two glass-mirages in front of her, she noted that instead of the stout glasses she had been given all night, she was instead looking at a slender, flute-like glass. A unicorn glass, for the only non-unicorn musician in the business. Terrific.Allegrezza - Part Three+ in Short Stories More Like This
She was so engrossed in attempting to defy both nature and pony design by trying to lift the glass with her tongue, that she hadn't noticed the absence of the thudding bass that had troubled her eardrums moments ago. She
Allegrezza - Part TwentySunlight finally drifted through the window, it smote the dust that curled and flurried in the new morning breeze, like the blizzards seen in a snowglobe. It crawled its way across the floor as time rolled on, finally alighting upon a pair of ponies asleep on the sofa, and in one-another's embrace.Allegrezza - Part Twenty in Short Stories More Like This
The sun was what raised Octavia from her uncharacteristically late slumber. She shifted herself slightly as she woke, reworking muscles that had lain comfortably unused for the night. Her eyelids flickered open to see the pillow of electric-blue hair she had fallen asleep on that night. The night before came rushing back, Octavia's cheeks lighting up as she recalled some of the events that had...occurred last night. It had perhaps gotten a little bit out of hoof, the worrying part being there was no haze of alcohol to blame this time.
She toyed with Vinyl's mane as she shifted slightly into a more comfortable position again behind her. Octavia found herself re-wrapping her forelegs around Vi
Allegrezza - Part Nine+Octavia brandished her chocolate-pickle tipped spear at Vinyl's muzzle, who had her own stick locked between her teeth. The two stared each other down, willing the other to make the first strike. It was Octavia who made the first light jab, aiming for Vinyl's mouth. Vinyl parried the stick with a deft move of her own, poking Octavia's cheek for good measure. Octavia jabbed once more, pulling back as Vinyl moved to block the attack, then bombing the pickled onion straight into her open mouth. She laughed triumphantly, a wicked grin spreading across her face as Vinyl grimaced at the taste in her mouth.Allegrezza - Part Nine+ in Short Stories More Like This
To an outside observer, this may have presented itself as being slightly foalish. However, the barcolt had drawn differing conclusions to what a pony with a closer view and a cleaner mind may have created. He coughed lightly; a professional cough, perfectly calculated to be audible, but not intrusive. Truly, learning to cough in the right manner was half a barcolt's job, the other half - s
Allegrezza - Part Five+Octavia juggled the various utensils and pans simmering away in her kitchen. It was beginning to dawn on her that perhaps an entire three-course meal may be a bit more than was necessary to prove the point. However, Octavia had made her bed, and she was perfectly willing to lay in it...as long as it was otherwise empty, that is.Allegrezza - Part Five+ in Short Stories More Like This
The daisies simmered in the baine-marie, while she lightly fried some cowslips in olive oil. The lettuce was being steamed nicely, she felt she could quite happily declare this dinner a success. It was difficult to fail in creating a salad at least, but she had prepared a delicious basil and parsley dressing for it, making it a touch more interesting than simple leaves and flowers. A recipe she had adapted from her favourite cookbook, Olive-Oil: The Naked Chef.
A staccato trio of knocks came from the door. A glance at the clock nearby revealed the time to be seven o'clock exactly, the minute hoof barely brushing against the twelve o'clock mark. Octavia f
Allegrezza - Part ElevenAs was previously mentioned, Octavia was no stranger to awakening in the realm of the hangover. What she had yet to grow used to, was the various fiefdoms of a hangover, and the condition she'd be left in upon visiting one.Allegrezza - Part Eleven in Short Stories More Like This
It must be said that she had never awoken upside-down on her own couch before. Octavia was genuinely unaware whether the pounding in her head was the alcohol permeating her blood, or the blood itself collecting in her head. Her head itself lolled over the edge of the couch in as graceless a way as could be imagined.
She shifted her body, trying to at least get the ceiling to go back to where it belonged, and return is space to the floor. This turned out to be more difficult than she had imagined, as her drunken self had apparently managed to delicately balance herself in this precarious position. A balance that was lightly stolen away as she moved, and fell head first onto the carpet, the rest of her body joining its leader in a crumpled mass above it.
At least the
Allegrezza - Part Twenty-TwoThe short walk to Octavia's rehearsal passed in something akin to an awkward, heated silence. Octavia had made it quite vocally known exactly how difficult it had been to recalibrate her sound system to her usual specification. It was around the moment when Vinyl suggested that her modifications had improved the sound of the system that Octavia almost felt like throwing one of the Ponysonic speakers at her.Allegrezza - Part Twenty-Two in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl had left Octavia to it. After eating the pancakes, making something up about a DJ-ing gig, and exiting stage left as rapidly as possible while Octavia was still in one of her moods. At this moment in time the tension was still persisting between them as they trotted down the road, and Vinyl found herself wanting to break the incandescent silence between them.
"So...you fixed it okay?"
"Well, of course I fixed it in the end. What you failed to anticipate is the hour and a half it took to do so. I had to listen to Beethoofen's seventh symphony five times before I could pr
Allegrezza - Part TwelveOctavia slumped down beside the sink cupboard, neatly trying to hide her body from view while also trying to dredge some memories from the murky depths of her mind. Sadly one of the many benefits toted by the Pan-Equestrian Gargle Blaster is that it will buck you up in every way possible, the bottle itself containing disclaimers against causing anything from liver damage to type-2 diabetes.Allegrezza - Part Twelve in Short Stories More Like This
Vinyl watched from the living room, as the silence from the kitchen signalled the fact that Octavia was in fact not making tea, and may or may not be having a mental breakdown and stuffing her head in the oven. While Vinyl was partially worried, she didn't want to intrude in on her, mainly because her hopes might have been shattered, and she would've just found Octavia moping around next to the mop pail. Instead she tried to reach out her benevolent ideals using her voice.
"Hey, Octy. How's the uhh...tea coming along?"
There was a sharp clattering, a fervent clopping of hooves on tiled flooring, the
Allegrezza - Part ThirteenOctavia walked into the small apartment. She wasn't often one for intruding into other ponies' homes, but in her defence, Vinyl had left the door wide open. She entered the home, evading the various forms of detritus that scattered the apartment. She tip-hoofed into the bedroom, finding her quarry fast asleep, at a considerably late hour as well.Allegrezza - Part Thirteen in Short Stories More Like This
Octavia loomed over the unconscious mare, once more prodding her hoof sharply into her withers. Ponies are not often known for their burrowing capabilities, but Vinyl managed to counteract both nature and Charles Darwhinny, and evolved the ability to burrow ever deeper into her covers to avoid Octavia.
"Honestly Vinyl, will you just get up? It's ten in the morning!"
Vinyl's eyes peeped out from her warren in the bedsheets. "But it's Sunday! Nopony gets up early on Sunday, and I'm still hung over from those Gargle-Blasters."
"We had those three days ago, you really are a lightweight. Now up! I have an audition to go to today, and I'd lik
Allegrezza - Part Fourteen"So remind me, why do you want me to come with you, Octy?"Allegrezza - Part Fourteen in Short Stories More Like This
Octavia covered her face with a hoof, sighing into the sole. "Because I can hardly be seen to go to such an event alone."
Vinyl mused over the comment as the pair trotted towards the performance hall. It was just visible in the distance, exactly the sort of thing Victorian-era ponies thought would look cool. To Vinyl, it just looked old. She couldn't help but remember the jumpers her grandmare would knit for her as a filly, and she'd have to wear, begrudgingly. She stopped her daydreaming, turning back to Octavia.
"And you don't have any friends who would...y'know, actually like this kinda music?"
Octavia didn't meet her gaze, but she saw her eyes track everywhere from the floor to awkwardly pointing away to her right. Anywhere but a place where she'd meet Vinyl's own gaze.
"They were...all busy. You know, playing their own orchestral pieces and the like." She followed with a grin that made Vinyl want to push further, ho