Final Dream of a Filly Ch. 3The funeral was a modest affair. The town gathered up a collection and the mortician was even kind enough to donate a simple black coffin for the sake of holding her. It almost didn't seem real as Scootaloo stared down into the open casket and examined the tiny bundle within. They had done a good job, she admitted. She still only looked asleep, a small smile permanently hovering on her face from her final dream. Scootaloo turned away and cast her gaze to the sky, a sigh causing her to shudder. The weather team hadn't been able to clear the skies. Why, she didn't know, but the day was somber in its muted gray sky that occasionally rumbled with the softest rumbles of thunder.
"It's time, Scootaloo we should take our places." It was the mare who spoke, beckoning the filly away from the casket to stand beside it instead. She had positioned them to watch the approaching procession of friends and loved ones that heavily trod to the filly's final resting place. Upon seeing Applebloom and
Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 2Scootaloo stared down at herself silently. Regret flooded her as thoroughly as the tears that slid down her face. "There was so much I was gonna do I never found my special talent in life and earned my cutie mark I never thought it would end like this. Applebloom, Sweetie Belle, and I were all going to do it together. This is a nightmare " The thought quieted her. This was a nightmare and that was all that it could be. She rounded on the mare, eyes narrowed. "This is messed up, ya know that?! What gives you the right?! Why?!"Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been countless centuries of the same question. The mare closed her eyes and thought for a moment, wondering how she still never quite had a good answer. After a moment her eyes opened and extended one of her wings as if to beckon the filly near. "I wish I had a better answer, but this isn't a nightmare, Scootaloo. You you fell asleep and the temperature dropped so suddenly. There was nothing anypony could have done " As s
Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 4The world felt like it had exploded around her. Suddenly, needles of ice punctured her lungs. The metallic taste of blood tinged her lips and for some reason she was burning alive. In the distance she could hear sirens wailing and terse, anxious voices barking out orders and choppy directions. None of them made any sense and she was being eaten from the inside out with fear. Scootaloo struggled to even remember what had happened that had led to this, but her thoughts were sluggish and she couldn't seem to collect them.Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Only once the world came to a shuddering halt did she realize that she was in an ambulance. Before she could invest in the thought, she felt herself slip from consciousness and she was plunged into complete darkness. It didn't last long - or it didn't seem to. What felt like seconds later she opened her eyes and tried to sit up with a start. Her entire body was convulsing and trembling, but she could feel her heartbeat raging away within her frail chest.
A strong set of
Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 1The moon was chillingly beautiful. The young filly watched it silently; a rare moment of reverence for her normally exuberant personality. A chill ran through her tiny frame and she pulled the thin material closer around her fledgling wings, trying to trap her frail body heat beneath the scarlet cape and emblem. A smile pulled at the corner of her mouth as her lavender eyes caught sight of the insignia. The symbol glittered in the moonlight, tendrils of frost having begun to collect on the surface of the cape. Winter was coming - and soon.Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Her eyes fell away from the frost as she dismissed it. So what if it was cold? The filly nestled closer betwixt the wooden beams of her residence and closed her eyes tight in defiance. There was no time to worry about that now. Now it was time to sleep. Every filly knew the moon meant that, and even she didn't have the energy to fight its silent nocturne. "Goodnight, mom. Goodnight, dad. I love you " she called out softly. The answer was the sam
Legend of the LightsIt had been the longest night anypony could remember. The warm glow of Luna's moon had dimmed to a chilling whisper of its former comfort and now bathed the world in a stark, ethereal light. Mares held their foals close as stallions braced themselves for the end of what they all knew to be a terrible battle. No matter the cost, the balance of the world hung taut on the threads of fate, and even if by force rather than a mercy, Celestia had set forth to lower the pallid sphere. For a few moments after her departure, it seemed like all the world held its breath. Then, a delicate cascade of light crested the horizon and dawn broke over a newly forged empire. The goddess of the moon had fallen, beloved and feared by her subjects, to make way for the sun. Things would never quite be the same, not for a thousand years.Legend of the Lights in Drama More Like This
But sit for a spell and let me tell you of a story that happened not long after the terrible conflict. A simple tale of a colt's love that spanned a thousand years of light.
Southern Comfort Chapter 1A cold chill ran down the old mare's spine. A soft trace of thunder rumbled within dark, heavy clouds that loomed high over the expansive apple orchard. The air itself seemed to anticipate the oncoming storm and crackled though her fur with rampant anxiousness. That didn't faze her though. Very few things fazed one of her age, and Granny Smith only surveyed the storm as if it were an old adversary. This hadn't been the first storm her brittle bones had weathered, and it certainly wouldn't be the last. Thunder pealed over the darkening sky and silenced even the proud nightingale that had tucked itself away from the bitter winds of winter.Southern Comfort Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The old mare had also hidden herself away, at least for now. Applejack and Big Macintosh had already begun preparing for the worst the weather could throw at them. They had no need for brittle limbs that had long since worn out their use in the fields. Granny Smith sighed softly, the exhalation causing her chest to rattle. She couldn't help but wonder
Southern Comfort Ch. 2Lightning danced across the darkened sky and bathed the room in a stark white pallor. The flash faded into darkness before a gentle glow dissolved the shadows and materialized in the doorway. A young mare fostered the light, and came into full visibility as she strode in with the lantern in tow. She set it down and adjusted it slightly, smiling as the eerie atmosphere gave way to a more comfortable coziness.Southern Comfort Ch. 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Applejack lowered herself to her haunches, and she breathed soft sigh of contentment. Though she would never openly admit it, the momentary respite from the bitter cold of the outdoors felt wonderful. Frost clung to her slack mane and her forelegs ached from the muddied slurry of the fields. The storm had begun. They were ready and waiting for it. In the urgency of their preparations, she had not noticed her younger sister's absence. However, as the weather turned for the worse, she had found herself needing more and more to know that the little filly was safe.
It was a
Secret Tub Fun 3 - FluttershyFluttershy took a deep breath as she looked up at the vine-covered entrance to the cave and tightened her grip on the fairy lantern in her mouth. You've been here a thousand times, Fluttershy, she thought to herself. You know it better than your own house. Her eyes fixed on the soft green leaves of the vines covering the opening. It was silly to think of those vines coming alive and wrapping around you and choking the life from you as you struggled uselessly against them andSecret Tub Fun 3 - Fluttershy in Short Stories More Like This
She shook her head fiercely, nearly dropping the lantern. No, she was not going to be afraid this time. She was not going to think of horrible things coming out of the dark to grab her and drain her blood with wickedly sharp probosci and feed her desiccated body to their chitinous spawn. She was not going to think of slipping on a rock and breaking all of her legs and getting trapped down there and being unable to move and dying slowly of infection and starvation, alone. She wasn't going to let the rustling l
Secret Tub Fun 4 - Pinkie PiePinkie's lips were dry and cracked. Her mane was a tangled, matted mess slick with sweat and body soil, and sticky in places from where she'd run her hooves through it. One of her hooves was developing a split; a little painful, but not terribly so, yet. She'd have to get it looked at once this was over. She stared bleary-eyed at the edge of the tub where her work lay, finally finished, and licked a bit of blood from a cut on her foreleg.Secret Tub Fun 4 - Pinkie Pie in Short Stories More Like This
"It's taken every bit you've been able to save for the last three months to do this, Pinkie Pie. Three months of extra shifts, double-time parties, and a-a little book-cooking." She bit her lip and looked away from the tub. She felt horrible about that, even if it was only for an extra bit here and there to help out. It felt wrong. It was wrong, but she needed the money. She had to hope it was worth it.
She sat alone in the empty room she'd rented from Lotus, only the huge tub and its contents for company. She'd sent Gummy away earlier; he didn'
Secret Tub Fun Twilight trotted into her bathroom and set a small bucket down on the lacquered wood counter. "Finally, a night alone to unwind and enjoy some me time," she said with a relieved sigh. "Spike's helping Apple Bloom and her crusaders study, and everyone else is occupied with Pinkie's party." She pulled a box of scented candles out of the bucket and placed them strategically around the small bathroom, then lit them one by one with her horn. "And no studying tonight, so it's just going to be me, Mr. Bing Cropsby, and a nice, looooong soak."Secret Tub Fun in Short Stories More Like This
Her horn sparkled as she began running the bath and poured a generous helping of foaming bath salts Luxury had recommended her. As it ran, she began unpacking her tub. A record player first, with the old crooner's melodious tunes already loaded. Secondly, more candles, which she arranged into arcane designs on the sink. Next was Spike's poster of a dragon's glaring eye, which she tucked up into the bathroom's only wind
Secret Tub Fun 2 - RarityRarity watched her last customer gallop excitedly out of her front door with her new dress and a radiant smile. Her eyes followed her for a moment, a satisfied smile of her own on her lips. It was just a simple pullover sundress; a light and breezy little thing for a young filly's first school dance. But oh, it was such a joy to make for her! She'd wanted something to catch the eye of that little would-be Casanova who'd been trying to make the rounds of the schoolyard and breaking hearts with his handsome smile and charming laugh. The poor dear was so smitten that she nearly chewed her ear off with syrupy-sweet descriptions of his mane. Well, with that little number and the lovely hair ribbon she'd thrown in, the girl would not just turn his head; she'd have to start beating the little colts away with a stick.Secret Tub Fun 2 - Rarity in Short Stories More Like This
She snickered wickedly to herself and locked the door. "Just like yourself at that age. So new to romance, all full of ideas and dreams." A sigh brushed her front window's lace c
Secret Tub Fun 5 - RainbowSoft snores sawed quietly against the inside of her math book.Secret Tub Fun 5 - Rainbow in Short Stories More Like This
"Ms. Rainbow Dash?" A hoof clacked loudly against wood.
"Mmmngh, go 'way Sleepin' "
The hoof rapped again, this time slamming down into the desk beside her head. "MS. RAINBOW DASH."
"HUHWHUZZAH!? WHO!?" Rainbow Dash's head shot upright and nearly smacked an old, grizzled-maned pegasus in the jaw. Her heart raced and her wings flapped awkwardly as adrenaline rushed through her. The old pegasus glared down into the filly's wide magenta eyes and growled, "I would thank you not to fall asleep in my class, Ms. Dash." He turned on his hindhoof and walked slowly back to the front of the class, his icy stare silencing the titters of his students.
As he started to speak again, she rubbed furiously at her eyes. Ugh It's not my fault I'm sleeping in class. If I wasn't up all night studying everything else, then I wouldn't have to catch up in this boring class. She looked up at the blackboard with a w
Secret Tub Fun 8 - Trixie Rarity hummed tunelessly to herself as she hung her damp towel on the rack to dry and rearranged her toiletries on the bathroom's counter. "That was just what you needed, darling. Dear Lotus and Aloe, lovely as their hooves are, can't stand up to a bath with 'The Scoltish Laird'. A night with Primrose is what you need to truly unwind." She grinned and fondly patted the lovingly worn book she'd set on the edge of the tub. "I've not laughed like that since I found poor Scootaloo's little 'shrine'." A pang of guilt tugged at her, which she waved off dismissively. "I know it was horrid of me to laugh at her," she said to the book and the little pang. "She just reminded me of another silly pegasus who does the same thing." A wicked grin curved her lips. "I wonder if I'll ever tell her."Secret Tub Fun 8 - Trixie in Short Stories More Like This
The book was silent.
Secret Tub Fun 7 - DiaryExcerpt from the diary of Princess Celestia, dated 1 January, 1001 CR.Secret Tub Fun 7 - Diary in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Sparkle, if you are reading this, it is because the worst has happened. I will have turned into a monster worse than any other. I am going to have to ask something terrible of you. Something terrible, but ultimately necessary if Equestria is to survive me. Before I do that, please know that I love you.More than any other of my students, you have touched me, kept me together in these trying years.
And now I must explain what will have happened.
I am not a god, and never have been, nor claimed to be. I am an Immortal; a mortal being elevated in the Dawn Times by the primeval Gods to bring harmony and balance to the elemental chaos. Together with my fellow Immortals and my sister, I have carved out and tamed a paradise for my people, the ponies of the world. We have also brought balance to the rest of the world, taming its wild spirits and appointing guardians over them. But we are not infallible.
Secret Tub Fun 6 - SpikeDames. If I live to be a million, I'll never figure them out. I've got nothin' but dames in my life, and everyone of them is trouble.Secret Tub Fun 6 - Spike in Short Stories More Like This
I set my jaw against the early cold and tugged my collar higher on my neck. The first few hints of fall were nipping at the breeze as I trudged toward Pinkie's. I loved fall. Apple pie, marshmallows, everything. Nights were longer, meaning more time indoors, meaning less time away from troublesome broads. Well, all but one really troubling broad.
Twilight. Twilight, Twilight, Twilight. Now there was a heck of a mare. Smart, pretty, and one of the most irritating people I know. She always had this sense of being a know-it-all, like you could almost hear her correcting you out loud as you talked. But she rarely did. She just gave you that same eager smile and asked you to continue. At least when she was talking to anyone but me, that is. And then she'd leave a note for y
Secret Tub Fun 7 - PrologueIn the beginning, the world was not as we know it today. There were no monsters, and the spirits did not slumber as they do now. The elements roamed freely, and our ancestors lived short lives in their shadow, clinging to the edge of existence. Two ancient ponies, the oldest ones in the world and among the first ponies to be born, would change this, and bring the natural harmony that we enjoy.Secret Tub Fun 7 - Prologue in Short Stories More Like This
A mountain sang out a mournful call to the heavens. His friend, a beautiful river, had been dammed by a rockslide from his neighbor. How was he to feed her meltwater from his great beard of snow now? Surely, she would die without it, and he would be left friendless. Alone.
Grandmother Moon turned her face toward the mountain. "Why do you cry, sad mountain?" she asked. "Is the night too dark? Are the stars too bright?"
"No, Grandmother Moon," said the mountain. "My neighbor has dammed my friend the river, and now I cannot feed her me
Secret Tub Fun 10 - GildaThe following is a transcription-via-spell from questioning sessions involving the individuals responsible for the events taking place at Mayor Mare's residence and the Heavenly Hooves Day Spa. Ms. JELLY DONUT is the recorder (and ardent admirer of our boys in blue), and all actions are taken from her own observations as well as those of fellow policeponies. Police dialogue was added later during the compilation of these reports to give a more complete view of events of that night. All swear words have been edited out to spare our wonderful Princess' sensitive eyes from vulgar police dialogue.Secret Tub Fun 10 - Gilda in Short Stories More Like This
[RECORDER'S NOTE: Sergeant SILVER SHIELD is a tall, blue-coated unicorn stallion of athletic build and close-cropped black mane, cutie mark is of a pair of handcuffs. It is this recorder's opinion that he is a total hunk.]
SILVER SHIELD: "This is Sergeant Silver Shield of Ponyville Police Department speaking with the individual known as Gilda T. Griffon regarding the eve
Anthropology, Ch. 4 - The Princess of the Night"So tell me again why I'm doing this," Bon-Bon asked as she started winding another roll of gauze around Lyra's body.Anthropology, Ch. 4 - The Princess of the Night in General Fiction More Like This
It was Nightmare Night, and the sun was just beginning to set. Soon Ponyville would be covered in darkness, and hardly anypony would be recognizable all dressed in costumes of everything imaginable. To disguise themselves from Nightmare Moon, if you went by the traditional story. Not many ponies had believed that old legend until the last Summer Sun celebration, when it turned out there really was a Nightmare Moon after all.
"I'm going as a mummy. I thought it would make a cool Nightmare Night costume. It's how the Egyptians buried their dead," Lyra explained. Her legs were already covered with the bandages, and now Bon-Bon had moved up to her shoulder. "They were an ancient nation of "
"Humans?" Bon-Bon said.
"You've heard of them?"
"It's fascinating, really. According to what I've read, they had special chemicals and stuff they applied to
Anthropology, Ch. 5 - Dressing in StyleThere were quiet hoofsteps going down the hall. A door creaked closed, and latched shut.Anthropology, Ch. 5 - Dressing in Style in General Fiction More Like This
Lyra was still awake, listening for the telltale sounds of Bon-Bon going to bed, waiting until she could be sure she wouldn't be disturbed. It was more for Bon-Bon's sake than her own; Lyra had promised that she'd never try this again after the first disaster.
She was sitting on her bed, with her journal on the nightstand. She raised up her two front hooves in front of her face, closed her eyes, and concentrated. Slowly she felt the magic changing her. All this practice had made the spell much easier to cast, with fewer accidents. She hardly noticed the discomfort in the process anymore. It had only taken two nights after Bon-Bon's panic attack before Lyra just hadn't been able to resist trying out her handwriting again. Now she was doing this at least three nights a week.
When she opened her eyes, she saw a perfect pair of hands. It was a sight that always managed to make her smile. She flexed her
Anthropology, Ch. 3 - Experimentation"Lemon Hearts Sea Swirl Spring Fresh "Anthropology, Ch. 3 - Experimentation in General Fiction More Like This
As Indigo Spark called out each young unicorn's name, their papers floated over to their desks. There were various reactions once they saw the grades smiles, indifference, utter horror
"And er " Indigo Spark squinted at the name. "Lee-ra?" The teacher frowned, looking at the paper. He glanced around the room. "Or is it Lyra?"
"Yes, that's mine," said a certain green unicorn sitting in the back, raising her hoof. "How did I do?"
"Oh, Heartstrings ? Er, yes "
"Do you mind? I like the name Lyra better. That's all," she said. She watched as her paper floated over to her, a blue aura shining around it. It seemed to take forever to reach her.
"I suppose that's fine " Indigo Spark looked confused. "Your paper was interesting, I'll say that much "
"What?!" Lyra had just seen her grade. A large red D- was written in the upper right corner, along with a note in the teacher's hastily
Anthropology, Ch. 2 - Equestrian HistoryThe following day, Lyra had gone to her usual spot in the park to perform for a few hours. Open-air concerts were a regular deal for her, bringing in enough extra income between her other appearances. She could relax when she played here. There was no need for the extra effort she'd put in at a fancy event.Anthropology, Ch. 2 - Equestrian History in General Fiction More Like This
As she came to the end of her opening song, she put her lyre down for just a minute. A small crowd of ponies had gathered to watch her play. She nodded to them. "Thanks for coming, everybody. Don't forget the tips!"
Lyra wondered if anybody would ask about the way she was sitting. The regulars wouldn't. Sometimes a pony from out of town, not used to the sight of her, would stare at her slouching, and perhaps ask what she was doing. Today nobody commented. It was how humans sat, in pictures and in her dreams. Lyra had tried it herself and found it was comfortable.
Her instrument case had been left open next to the bench, with a hastily written note pinned onto it. It was already fill
Anthropology, Ch. 1 - Music and Magic"Are you gonna eat that?" Lyra looked expectantly at the cake that was still on Bon-Bon's plate.Anthropology, Ch. 1 - Music and Magic in General Fiction More Like This
Her roommate lifted a hoof to pull the plate a bit closer to her side of the table. "Honestly, Lyra "
"Sorry. But it's just been sitting there, and "
"We just got to Sugarcube Corner five minutes ago," Bon-Bon said. "And excuse me if I was a little shocked by how you inhaled yours."
Coming here had become a tradition, something the two of them did every weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Cake were some of the best bakers in Ponyville, if not all of Equestria. For ponies who both loved sweets, it was a natural hangout.
"You think cake and candy are some kind of art form, don't you?"
"It's what I make for a living! Of course there's an art to it!" Bon-Bon said. "And anyway, I've finally gotten a job interview scheduled with the owners, so before we know it, I might even be working here."
"That's nice. Will we get free cake, then?" Lyra asked.
Bon-Bon glared at her. "Anyway, I heard you were in
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The war for Equestria had been raging for several months now. Both princesses had lost battles and suffered heavy losses. Both princesses were tired of the conflict. Therefore, it had been agreed that tonight would be the final battle.
Luna's faithful assistant, Moon Chaser, was briefing his princess with the latest intel.
"I'm afraid the news is grim my princess. It would appear that some of our battle plans have been leaked to your sister. There is no word on how much of your plans were compromised, or if they have made their way to her yet. Time is definitely against us." Moon Chaser held his head low while bearing the bad news.
Luna simply stared out into nothing. She had spent weeks on those plans. They could have guaranteed her a victory tonight. Now they are partially in the hands of her sister's advisers and generals. She knew they would study them quic
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Day 3 Hard Boiled Egghead
Celestia's sun had only been up for a few hours, but Rainbow Dash, Spitfire and Fluttershy were already awake and standing in front of Fluttershy's cottage. Rainbow Dash was still stretching, yawning, and attempting to wake up.
"Well, we should probably start heading to the library. We'll have to walk; the sky is too clear this morning to risk flying. Besides, this early in the morning, there shouldn't be anyone on the roads."
Rainbow's last few words were harder to understand as she spoke through her yawn. Cinching her borrowed hoodie tight around her flame-colored mane, Spitfire turned towards Fluttershy, wondering if her new friend would be walking to Ponyville with them.
"I would go with you both, but I really need to stay and finish my morning chores. I hope you understand."
Spitfire smiled at Fluttershy. Her meekness was sometimes annoying, but other times cute.
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Day 7 This All Ends
Rainbow Dash was waking up, bright and early in the morning, again. She admits to herself that she is starting to get used to it. Getting up early, tackling the day right away and going straight through without a nap. This could be a new start for her, she thought as she yawned and stretched. Then again, maybe not.
"Hey, Spitfire, you awake?"
"Yeah, I guess so," Spitfire groggily answered, yawning and smacking her lips. "So, where are we off to this morning? We've already burned through your five mane friends. I hope you've got another one hidden away somewhere."
"Well, about that, I've been trying to figure that out since last night. Honestly, I thought we'd have been caught by now," Rainbow laughed while Spitfire shot her a very unamused look. "I thought about flying up to Manehattan and try to hide with my friend Gilda. The only th
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Day 5 Sunshine, Balloons and Flour
"Come on, leave me alone. It's too early. Just let me sleep a little longer, please?" the flame-maned pegasus complained.
"I know; I'm really tired too. This lack of sleep is really getting to me, but we've got to get over to Sugar Cube Corner soon, before she comes looking for us," Dash said, still trying to get Spitfire to just open her eyes. "Look, I'm going to go downstairs and start some coffee. We're going to need it. Meet me in the kitchen in five minutes or I'm coming back with a bucket of ice water," Dash gave Spitfire a playful punch on the shoulder.
"Fine, I guess I did bring this on myself," Spitfire sleepily replied.
"And me too. Don't forget me," Rainbow said as she left the room.
"As if I ever could; you'd never let me forget," Spitfire thought as she rolled out of bed.
"Ah, I thought I smelled coffee," Twilight said as she en
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Day 6 All Work and No Play
The sun was just setting over Cloudsdale. This was Rainbow Dash's favorite time of day. The setting sun was repainting the city in oranges and reds. Every evening, it was a different show.
As the sun slipped behind the horizon, and Luna's night sky came with its blue and purple light, Rainbow kicked off from the cloud she had been sitting on. She had only recently been introduced to night flying, but it was quickly becoming her favorite time to fly. Diving through a cloud in the dark, you didn't really know where you'd end up. There was always that risk of coming out just above trees or into the side of a mountain, a risk that was very exhilarating.
Tonight was different, though. Tonight Rainbow flew to relax. She just wanted to ease her mind. So much had been going on lately, that even the typically unshakable Rainbow Dash wa
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Day 4 A Rare Feat of Daring
Spitfire blinked her eyes, slowly waking up with Celestia's sun shining brightly on her face. "Of course her pet student would have her bed facing the sunrise," she thought. She was starting to get used to waking up in strange places. On the run for three days; one night at Dash's; the best night so far spent at Fluttershy's, and now waking up in Twilight's room. She had to admit it though, this mare has taste and style. The bed was extraordinarily soft and the sheets were even softer. "I wonder what thread count these are? They are amazing. Reminds me of staying at the Bailagio in Las Haygas," she thought.
She sat up in the bed and noticed the small guest bed across the room was empty. She thought she could hear voices coming from downstairs, but what got her attention was the wonderful smell coming up the stairs.
After a while, Spitfir
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Day 2 A Simple Life 101
The two pegasi were flying away from Cloudsdale and straight toward the Everfree Forest. The forest would be a great place to hide out, if you could live through it.
"Umm, Rainbow? When I asked you to help me hide, I didn't think you'd try to hide me in the Everfree Forest. I mean, I'm sure it would be safe-ish during the day, but at night, I'd be a sitting duck."
"We're not going into the Everfree Forest. Just to the edge of it. I'd never try to hide some pony in that dangerous place." "Even if they did just break my heart" Rainbow thought to herself. She didn't need to say it out loud. Those words would only hurt.
"Just trust me, will ya? I'm going to take care of you." Rainbow turned her head to look back at Spitfire.
"OK, Rainbow. I trust you." Spitfire looked into Rainbow's eyes and knew she was rig
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Day 1 Shattered Dreams
The bright yellow pegasus with the fiery colored mane flew as fast as she could. In her years with the Wonderbolts, she had never pushed herself like this. Her wings felt like they were on fire, but she pushed her muscles even further. Her goal was coming into view. She just hoped the help she needed would be available.
Rainbow Dash rolled over and rubbed her eyes. Yawning, she grumbled about having to even get out of bed. She was so comfortable. If the sun were just not as bright, she could go right back to sleep. Still, today was a big day for work. She knew she had to get up and get moving. Rolling out of bed and thumping heavily on the floor, she blinked her eyes and smacked her tongue in her mouth trying to figure out the taste the morning brought. Walking toward her bathroom, she placed her hoof gently on the one p
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Chapter 4 - Big Sister is Watching You
"Scootaloo! It's time to wake up. Come down and get some breakfast."
"Five more minutes, Mom. Please!"
After I said that my eyes shot open and I was wide awake. That was Twilight's voice, not my mom's. I just called Twilight...Mom. I slowly made my way to the kitchen, where Twilight was fixing my breakfast.
"Twilight, I'm really sorry about that. I mean calling you Mom."
"Oh Scootaloo, it's nothing. You were just waking up. You didn't know where you were. It's okay."
I was still embarrassed, despite Twilight telling me it was okay. This was looking like it was going to be a long quiet breakfast. Fortunately, we heard the library's front door open and Spike yelling "Hello".
"Good, Spike's back. Finish your oatmeal, Scootaloo. I'm going to talk to Spike, and then I'll walk y
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"What kinds of studying do you do, Twilight?" Fluttershy asked as she opened the door to her cottage. She stepped aside and let both Twilight and Spike inside before her. "I mean, I know you practice your magic, but you just have so many books."
Twilight grinned, hovering her saddle bags off her back and onto the floor. "Lots of things," she replied as Spike was jumped on by Angel. "I get assignments sent to me from the princess, actually. Most of them have to do with magic, but I study things like plants, sciences, and the history of Equestria too."
"Oh, interesting! You must know so many things about well, so many things!"
Twilight giggled. "Well, I am very well-read."
Fluttershy smiled at the unicorn, but the grin almost immediately faltered slightly. She bit her lip and looked away from Twilight's confused eyes. "Do you, well have any books about dragons?" the pegasus asked quietly, glancing up through her eyelashes. "I don't mean with you specificall
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Marking off the last item on her daily checklist was always a relief for Twilight Sparkle, and even for her assistant Spike. Today's was no exception, and the little dragon was glad to toss the rolled-up parchment in the garbage. Twilight stirred them both up a mug of hot chocolate, smiling as whipped cream clung to Spike's upper lip when he took a sip. He licked it away while both of them giggled quietly.
After spending some time playing a card game together and finishing their hot chocolate, they each set to work - Twilight on some studying and Spike on some chores around the library. The sun continued lowering through the sky until it disappeared behind the horizon and the moon rose to replace it. Twilight walked back out into the main room of the library to find Spike asleep on the floor, his face resting on top of an open book. The purple unicorn smiled to herself and trotted over, carefully picking the little dragon up on her back. She put the book he had been
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Locked Heart sat alone in her loft apartment, reading a novel she had borrowed from the library. It was a story about a girl and boy of two different families that were at war with each other. They loved each other, but their parents hated each other, so they had to meet in secret to show their love. It was called 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Locked Heart sighed and looked out of her bench side window. The story was very tragic, and she didn't want to read any farther for fear of the book having a bad ending. She closed the book and began to watch the scenery.
Outside the world was bright and warm; a perfect spring day. The birds chirped their pretty songs as they fluttered through the apple trees, which were covered in white blossoms. Bees buzzed among the new flowers that had just come into bloom. It looked so friendly and inviting.
Locked Heart decided that she would take a walk to the market. She needed to get groceries and, 'It is a nice d
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"Who are you?" she asked him seriously, glaring at him. His light blue eyes turned downward as if he was too nervous to say anything to her face.
"My name is Brass Key." He said to the floor. His hair fell down over his face, also revealing the white horn of a unicorn.
"Why are you here?" she demanded quietly. She took a glance at the space around her, "And where am I?"
He peeked through his bangs at her slightly angry face. "You are in the Ponyville Hospital," he said gravely, "You've been here for four years."
Shock, fear, and sadness each showed upon Locked Heart's face as she realized her situation. She tried to get off of her bed and stand up, but as soon as she got off the bed, she wobbled and almost fell to the ground. The machines around her began to beep frantically.
"Be careful!" Brass said as he helped her on her feet. "You haven't used your legs in four years." He slowly eased her back onto the bed. "You must be really wea
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Locked Heart was born a special foal, her mother was a merpony, and her father was an earth pony. She was born with a mer-tail instead of a pony tail like an earth pony, and four legs instead of two like the merponies have. Being unlike both the races of her parents, she didn't fit in to either the merponies or the earth ponies. She could hold her breath longer than any earth pony, but could not breathe underwater like her mother, and she could be on land like her father, but on very sunny, hot days she would get sunburned and dehydrated easily.
Her parents named her Locked Heart because she was so meek and quiet that she would never speak unless asked a question directly. And when she did answer, it was always be in a whisper. She was very good at keeping things to herself, and hiding in a crowd of ponies.
Growing up, Locked Heart had no one she was very close too. Relatives on both sides of her family resented her, because they resented
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"You probably haven't noticed me, but I was in the same class as you. I sat in the back when you came to be introduced to the class." Locked Heart looked puzzled at him. She didn't remember anypony in the back row, but then again, she hadn't really scanned the rows of students when Ms. Cherilee had introduced her to the rest of the class.
"When you came into the room something changed." He said quietly. He cleared his throat, as if preparing for an important statement. "You see, when you came into the room I could read your mind."
Locked Heart looked at him strangely, and then in shock. Her eyes opened wide and when she started to speak, she spoke with a scarily quiet, stern voice.
"All this time?"
"Have you been able to read anypony else's mind?"
"What am I thinking of right now?"
He paused a bit, "Daffodils."
"Can you do it while miles away?"
"I sense less the farther I get from you, if I'm in the same bu
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"Brass Key?" Locked Heart said, hoping that he was who she thought that he was. The young stallion sighed and turned around to face her.
His blue locks swept across his face in a slight breeze. "I told you I could read your mind," he said. He offered her his hoof to help her stand. She took it gratefully, slowly getting back on her hooves. The small crowd that had gathered at the scene slowly dispersed, as the action had disappeared.
Soon, Brass Key and Locked Heart stood alone in the clearing, both of them nervous and becoming fidgety; not quite sure what to say.
'Why did he come back for me?' Locked Heart asked herself.
"Because," Brass finished her thought, "I could feel you in pain. Even though it hurt me that you wanted me never to see you again, I could not ignore that you needed me at that moment. And I was glad that I came. If I didn't, those guys would have left you, bruised and broken, on the streets."
3 Days Regret - Part 5Pinkie Pie held her pegasus close, clutching her rainbow mane in her hooves as she gently trailed them towards her face. "I'm so happy you're ok, that you came back to me." The pink pony said happily as she leaned forward to press her lips against her lovers. Though as she kissed her there was no return, her lovers blue lips lay cold and closed. Pinkie's hoof gently trailed against the cold pegasus' face as tears slowly drenched her own. "Don't Dashie, please." She sobbed quietly as she pulled her lips away, her eyes opened to view the lifeless body of her lover resting still in her hooves.3 Days Regret - Part 5 in Short Stories More Like This
The previously pink pony lay with her face against the damp mud, her body crusted with the dirt and foliage of the Everfree Forest. Tears still streamed from her injured eye as she broke from her nightmare, unable to get a wink of sleep without her mind haunting her relentlessly. Pinkamena slowly withdrew her aching forelegs to her face, curling in a ball camouflaged against the mud, silently crying
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
Special Surprise InsideFluttershy yawned quietly as she awoke from her pleasant dream. Rubbing her eyes gently the yellow pegasus extended her wings to aid her in hovering to the ground. Fluttershy gave a weak sigh as she leaned down to grab a book on the floor in her mouth and place it on the bed, as much as she loved reading in bed she never could remember to place it on the bedside cabinet before falling into her literature aided dreams.Special Surprise Inside in Short Stories More Like This
As Fluttershy finished presenting breakfast to the cottage's large selection of animals she finally sat down exhausted in her kitchen, resting her still tired face against the soft wood of the table while chewing on a few leaves she took from one of her plants. Just as the quiet pegasus was thinking of what to eat for her own breakfast a loud yell broke her trail of thought, scaring the timid pony forcing her to hide behind the table's stool.
"Hey Fluttershy!" Yelled a light blue pegasus hovering in the air above the table, staring down at her quaking friend.
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 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 Days Regret - Part 4"8 Bridle Lane, Bridle lane. Just where is this place anyway?" Twilight Sparkle darted her eyes over every sign within range, barely recalling any of their names.3 Days Regret - Part 4 in Short Stories More Like This
"It's over there." Applejack pointed over to a distant right turn. "There's a sweet mare that lives at number 1, ah have to deliver lots of apples to her when ah come to market. She's a nice gal and all, but ah do worry about her sometimes."
"I bet she's good business though." Twilight gently nudged her friend desiring a reply.
Applejack smirked slightly. "Yea, she's good business. But as good as our apples are ah hope she gets some hay in her diet." The orange mare slowed down behind her friend. The unicorn seemed so happy, so innocent. Ignorant even of what was to come. "Look Twilight." Applejack ended their aimless conversation as she called over. "We really need to talk about this."
"I know." The lavender mare sighed. "Fluttershy mentioned it and you mentioned it. I know how you both feel about her, but you're forgetting
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 2Gilda patrolled beneath Rainbow Dash's cloud mansion growing more annoyed with every passing minute. "I writ very clearly midday. I've been waiting at least an hour!" She picked up a stone in her talon and threw it at a nearby tree indenting the wood. "If that stupid postmare screwed up AGAIN, she will wish she never crosses me again." A sound of distant crashing broke Gilda's train of thought. "Perfect timing." She grinned aggressively as she hid behind a bush.3 Days Regret - Part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
Ditzy brought herself back into the air as she approached Rainbow Dash's house. 'I just need to deliver this and go.' She struggled but made her way to the cloud mansion and managed to post the letter. She breathed in relief as she closed the postbox.
Suddenly Ditzy felt herself in a powerless hold, she couldn't speak due to a talon holding her mouth shut and her fears were realized when she saw the same talon on her hoof that cut her shoulder earlier. "Well it seems you DO know where her postbox is." Gilda menacingly shouted.
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A dry, hot wind touched Rainbow Dash's muzzle which woke her up.
"Appleloosa ..." she said rubbing her eyes and taking a look outside "Feather it is time!"
The little animal smiled as she sat on the window, "Ready? 1....2....and...3 "
They jumped.Just moments before touching the ground she bumped into something, something pale blue was all she could see before hitting the ground.
"Hey! Watch where you're going!" he said.
Lifting herself off of the ground she said "Well I didn't think there was anypony who would just stand right as close as that to a moving trains windows, listen here mister, I don't know who you think you are but you...." The rest of what she said was lost as she raised her head to get a look at the pony in her way. When she saw his face she stared for a while then finally managed to say
"R..Rainbow Dash!? " he said looking around him nervously.
She looked at Feather, then asked "If you don't mind me asking where are you off to?"
That question had fallen
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Run. This is all she had to do. Run. She could not fly
because everypony knew her in PonyVille.
"I am FREE !! " said the rainbow colored mane pony " FREE !!!"
Finally she was in front of the Everfree forest. she walked a bit before stopping in front of a huge tree.
"I'm sorry mom, but I just can't do it ..." she whispered
She heard a sweet melody coming from the tree, she flew to find a little bird singing between the leaves.
"You too, you don't want to loose your freedom, right?
ya know, I have an idea, what about traveling to found ... HAPINESS !"
The tiny animal looked at her with a little smile.
"So 'THAT' is a yes!
Do you have any idea? What about Manehattan? The city that never sleeps! , she looked at the bird, so another yes then!
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After getting a quick bite to eat, Soarin and Rainbow Dash took to the sky. While flying Dash stared at the colt for a minute or two then asked,
"What about the Wonderbolts?"
"The Wonderbolts..." Rainbow repeated, "Don't they need you back at Canterlot?"
"Umm.. not really, I just took a vacation, had to get away from there for a while" Soarin replied with a smile. He watched her, that beautiful Rainbow colored mane of hers blowing with the wind. ' She is so beautiful' he thought 'But Rainbow Dash?....not even in my dreams'
"Ca...Can I, umm ask you a question?" she asked blushing slightly.
"A...Are you dating Spitfire?" Rainbow Dash asked and turned her head so as to avoid directly meeting his gaze.
He laughed a little and looked back at her, smiling, he said " No...Well not any more anyway I dated her for a bit but she just wasn't exactly my type. She was too arrogant, too selfish and she...... sorry, going too deep"
"No, No it's ok" Rainbow Dash replied, "You
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Soarin flew about Appleloosa for about an hour or so, Rainbow just stayed out of sight and kept an eye on him to see where he would finally go. She started to get bored and started to look around wondering if she might see Braeburn around anywhere, when she looked back up where she last saw Soarin... he was gone. He either landed or took off, but who knows where?
"Oh Feather! Why did I have to take my eyes off of him!? Who knows where he could be now....Wait...Did you see where he went?" asked Rainbow hopeful that the answer was a yes.
Her face lit up as the little bird replied with a few quick nods, "Well? Can you show me?"Feather nodded again and flew off in the direction he saw Soarin land,
"Well atleast he's still here in Appleloosa, that should make it easier to find him" Rainbow said to herself as she followed Feather to a corner of Appleloosa which seemed to be more of a storage type of area, nopony hung around there much, they came, did their jobs, and went on with their lives.