Love Spreads Ch.2Love Spreads
Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 2: Barricade
The next day, Celestia's sun rose over Equestria. Spike, against his wishes, was slowly walking his way over to Fluttershy's home on the outskirts of town. Both Twilight and Fluttershy insisted that Spike take a day off from his extensive work in the library. The dragon, on the other hoof, wanted to continue with his work, but he saw no real point in trying to argue.
Arriving at the pegasus's cottage, Spike took a deep sigh before he knocked on the door.
The door was opened by a yellow mare with a long, flowing pink mane, "Oh, good morning, Spike." Fluttershy's voice was inviting and warm.
"Hey, Fluttershy. I came by as I promised you and Twilight," Spike's response was slightly bitter. He really wasn't in the mood to 'take a break', as they would put it.
"Please come on in. I have a number of things ready to help you unwind and loosen up," the pegasus stepped aside to allow the small dragon inside.
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 1: Borrowed Time
A lazy Sunday afternoon was settling over Ponyville. Most of the residents of the town were either relaxing at their home or spending time with their friends. One creature, however, was busy as could be in the Ponyville library. The small purple dragon seemed to be pulling more than his fair share of weight, cleaning and organizing all of the shelves in the library. Not even the voice of a purple unicorn could stop him.
"Honestly Spike, you can call it a day. You've been working a lot for the past week as it is," Twilight Sparkle pleaded with her assistant.
"No can do, Twilight. I still got to reorganize the magic section after your last late night study session. Then I still have to clean the shelves in the fiction section after Rainbow Dash stopped by," Spike stood on top of a stool, shelving book after book into their proper locations. He seemed to be very content with his job of returning each book t
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 3: Just Like Honey
In the now vacant cottage, Spike looked at Fluttershy. The yellow pegasus already had one tear roll down her cheek. Her body was still trembling from Spike's shouting. It seemed as if she had something to say, but she was so shaken from the incident that even if she had the words, she would more than likely have more tears fall.
The dragon looked away from the mare, immediately regretting his action. With his scales on end, he spoke, "I-I .I'm sorry, F-Fluttershy ." Spike couldn't bear to look at Fluttershy, even for a moment, "I-I .didn't mean to yell at you ."
The yellow mare took a few deep breaths to calm herself down. After wiping a few tears from here eyes, she finally spoke, "It's okay, Spike."
Spike, still with his head turned, shook his head, "No .it's not .I had no right to burst out like that ." With a few blinks of his eyes, he alright had a couple tears i
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Written By Joseph Noblit (Closer-To-The-Sun)
Chapter 4: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Celestia's sun was just beginning the go down in the east after another day of work at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack was slightly troubled with her work during the day. This due to her recent revelation. Almost 24 hours beforehoof, the orange mare came to the conclusion that she was fond of Spike the dragon. Despite her persistent mind thinking about the dragon, Applejack continued with her chores, including the barreling in the barn that she was doing when the purple dragon stopped by.
"Hey Applejack! I'm really sorry that I'm late! I had to help Twilight and I totally lost track of time!" Spike rushed through the open doors.
Applejack was a bit caught of guard by his sudden appearance, "Huh?! Oh, howdy there, Spike. No need to fret. Just figured ah'd get started before ya got here."
"Well, seems ya didn't need me all that much," Spike commented, noticing that the pony was close to f
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 3: Tangled Up In Blue
Applejack continued to watch the clouds roll by in the sky. With a heavy sigh, the orange pony's stare into the blue sky was accompanied with thoughts about Spike. She couldn't help but think about him.
'Why am ah so caught up with Spike? He's just a little dragon. Granted, quite cute, but he's jus' a little guy, Applejack closed her eyes before continuing in her thoughts, It's jus' plain weird though. With Spike bein' so chummy and comfortable with me, it felt really nice.'
"Maybe ah'm jus' out of it right now," Applejack spoke aloud to herself, keeping her eyes closed.
"Well, of course you are, Applejack, your frown isn't upside down!" a cheery voice blurted out.
The startled orange mare opened her eyes quickly to see the upside down head of Pinkie Pie a few inches from her own. "Wah! Uh .Pinkie?"
"Hiya!" the pink pony smiled, retreating her face back to the rest of her bod
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 1: Rotten Apples
It was a warm and pleasant day at Sweet Apple Acres. On the farm, there was an orange mare working hard amongst the grove of trees. She seemed to not be performing at her peak. It was if something was bothering her, and yet she didn't seem to know what it was. With a sigh, she continued and got lost in her work.
Her attention was turned from her work when a friend of hers trotted by on the nearby path.
"Hello there, Applejack!" a cheerful voice called out.
"Oh, howdy, Twilight. An' same ta ya, Spike," Applejack replied, looking up to the purple unicorn and the purple dragon that was riding on her back, "what brings ya'll to this neck of the woods?"
Twilight answered, "I need to pick a few apples for later."
"Alright. Well, Big Mac should be up at the farm ta help ya out," the orange pony stated, trying to force a smile.
"Can I stay here with Applejack?" Spike asked.
"Well, as long as she's fine with
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 2: Blue Sky
After completing the applebucking, Applejack and Spike were lying down on the grass. The orange mare and purple dragon were close as they looked up to the partly cloudy sky. A gently breeze was slowly pushing the clouds across the blue atmosphere, causing the two to point out the shapes.
"Hey Applejack, that one looks like a top hat!" Spike pointed up to the sky.
"Yer right, it kinda does. That one there looks like some kinda animal, like a rodent or somethin'," Applejack pointed to a different cloud.
Spike had trouble seeing what the pony saw, "I guess it kinda does. Maybe if it's super fat or something like that!" he then laughed at his own comment.
Applejack couldn't help but smile, "There's a few there that look like a bunch of apples."
Spike laughed again, "Of course you'd notice that, Applejack!"
"Haha, well what did ya expect, sugarcube? Ah am Applejack after all!" the orange pony gave a re
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Written By: Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 5: You
Celestia's sun shined down upon Ponyville. It was a warm and pleasant day for all the ponies that were out and about. One blue pegasus, however, was a bit uneasy as she flew towards the library. Rainbow Dash, who convinced herself the night before to follow her friend's advice about being forward with her feelings, was in a panicky state. She couldn't help but feel nervous. Dash never had to tell anypony how she felt about them, and most of the time she didn't feel a need to. But now, she was given the task to tell Spike how she felt about him.
'Coming on, Rainbow Dash! You can do this. I mean, its just Spike, right? What's the worst that can happen? He's a little shrimp and it's no big deal if he finds it weird, right?' the pegasus repeatedly tried to calm herself, but to no avail. She didn't have enough time to as she arrived at the library's front door. Taking a deep breath, she knocked at the do
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 3: Outer Space
"Rainbow Dash? Hello? Anypony home?" Spike called to the pony, waving his claws in the air in hopes of getting her attention.
The blue pegasus was snapped out of her thoughts by the dragon's voice, "Huh, wha?"
"I was saying that I need to go and run some errands and pick some things up before Twilight gets back tomorrow morning. Will you be alright if I leave you here by yourself?" the dragon repeated his question that Dash didn't hear.
"Oh, uh, you know what, why I don't I help ya out? Ya know, so you don't have to carry all of that stuff alone," Rainbow quickly added the second part to give her a reasonable excuse to go with him.
Spike nodded, "Alright, that will be really helpful for me!"
Rainbow Dash hopped off the sofa and walked with Spike out of the library and to the Ponyville marketplace. As they walked, Spike started some small talk between himself and the blue pony.
"I didn't mean to disr
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Written By: Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 1: Turn The Page
Celestia's sun was shining down on Ponyville, giving a warm afternoon feel for the residents. While most of the ponyfolk were relaxed, there was one light blue pegasus who was racing towards her destination. It was Rainbow Dash, whose multi-colored mane was a blur to anypony who saw her. Finally landing in front of the Ponyville library, she checked the saddlebag on her back, double-checking to make sure it had not fallen off mid-flight, which it had a tendency to do. After her examination, she knocked on the door.
"Just a second!" a muffled voice from inside called out.
"No rush," Rainbow Dash replied to the voice. While she wasn't in a hurry, almost everything in her life was some sort of race or competition. It's how she was.
After what felt like eternity to the blue mare, the door was opened. Expecting to see her purple unicorn friend, Dash saw a small purple and green dragon.
"Oh, hello Rain
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Written By Closer-To-The-Sun
Chapter 4: You May Be Right
The next morning, Rainbow Dash woke up at her home in Cloudsdale. She dragged herself to the window of her room to find that Celestia's sun was high in the sky, meaning it was the afternoon. Scratching her head and unkempt mane with one of her hooves, she trotted to the restroom so she could have a quick shower. Her face was one that lacked apparent emotion. Inside of her head, Dash was still asking herself the question she could not answer the night before. Did she really have a crush on Spike?
She thought about it more as she showered, 'What is with me? I mean, this is Spike, we are talking about. The egghead's little assistant. Sure he's cute in his own weird way, but he's not really that great .is he?' Rainbow was unable to answer her own question. With a frustrated grunt, she turned the water off and stepped out to dry herself off, 'I need something sweet to calm me down'
The Sweetest Gem CH1: Dust and Diamonds"Careful now, Apple Bloom," said Scootaloo.The Sweetest Gem CH1: Dust and Diamonds in Romance More Like This
Apple Bloom held a beaker of orange liquid in her mouth very precariously, ready to drop it over a flask filled with a bubbling purple liquid.
"Easy, easy, and NOW!"
Scrunching her eyes shut, Apple Bloom tilted the beaker and let the liquid fall into the flask. A spark lit up the room for a split second as a faint green cloud arose from the flask, before fading into the air. The liquid, which had now turned a deep red, bubbled furiously for a few seconds before quickly subsiding.
"Coooooool!" exclaimed all of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
"Your turn now, Sweetie Belle!" said Apple Bloom, nudging Sweetie Belle.
"Okay!" With a wide grin on her face, she grabbed another beaker full of green liquid and poured it in.
"No, wait! Don't" Scootaloo began.
But it was too late. A violent explosion rocked Twilight's library, sending books and shards of glass everywhere in a flurry of dark smoke. Luckily, nopony was hurt in the blast, but all the
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These thoughts all stung in Rarity's head as she leaned over her three-mirror platform, sobbing profusely.
Fighting the tears, she bristled her hoof across the purple flowers on the table, the same flowers that she had gazed upon after an argument she had with Sweetie Belle about not wanting to attend the Sisterhooves Social.
"I should've talked to her as soon as I had the chance," she lamented out loud. "I could've stopped this from happening. If I had just stepped in earlier! Hmm that is most interesting though, that she was in love with Spike all along."
After thinking about it for a moment however, she put her hoof to her forehead. "Oh, listen to yourself, Rarity! Of course she was in love with Spike the whole time! How could I have been so blind? Here, I thought that <i>
The Sweetest Gem CH4: Of Good FriendsI still don't know what to do. I guess I guess I want Spike to know how I feel. I kind of feel guilty keeping this secret. But do I want to risk it? Is a pony-dragon couple completely normal, like Fluttershy said? Well, Spike and I are too young to be a 'couple'. But that's another thing! Are we also too young? And if it turns out he doesn't love me back, will he still want to be my friend? UGH! Why can't my answer just fall out of the sky?The Sweetest Gem CH4: Of Good Friends in Romance More Like This
"Look out below!"
Before Sweetie Belle had time to react, she was suddenly pounced to the ground by a familiar blue blur.
"Whoops. Sorry about that, squirt," said Rainbow Dash. "I'm trying to perfect my newest trick. Heh-heh, it's not working out too well."
"That's okay " Sweetie replied as she continued walking, her head hanging low. Quick to shrug off her haphazard landing, Rainbow immediately began pondering on how to improve.
"Let's see, maybe if I angle the trajectory of my wings a little after the last loop-de-loo
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"Sorry again about your studio, Miss Scratch. I guess our special talent isn't being all loud with the recording equipment," said an apologetic Apple Bloom.
"Aww, it's no sweat, girls," Vinyl Scratch reassured as she led the duo out of her studio. "Color me crazy, but I didn't think you were gonna cut it either. It's not that you two don't got talent, it's just it's just " she said, scratching her vibrant blue mane. "Y'know, I can't really think of a good way to put this."
"We stink. That's how you can put it," said Scootaloo. "Are you sure you're not mad about your studio?"
"Oh, it's not that bad," said Vinyl, glancing back at her mess of a studio inside. "Actually, it kinda looks like it does after I've had my awesome Saturday night JAM SESSIONS! Well, minus the short-circuiting synthesizers." A loud BZZT and CRACKLE sounded from inside. "And some of the shattered windows. And the broken cello. Ooh, 'Tavi's gonna kill
The Sweetest Gem CH2: The Chosen OneWhy is this happening? I've never blushed around Spike like this before! What's wrong with me? Is this what 'love' is supposed to feel like?The Sweetest Gem CH2: The Chosen One in Romance More Like This
Sweetie's running slowed the further she got from the Carousel Boutique. When she finally made it to the park, she stopped at a tree, very much out of breath. Although her body began to calm down, her mind was running rampant.
So it's true, then. It really is true. I thought that I had a crush on Spike, but I wasn't sure. I didn't know I could fall in love! I thought I was too young to like somepony like that, but Rarity says I do, and nopony else would know better than her. I guess I knew it all along. The way I looked at him. I wouldn't gaze at anypony else like that. Wow. I didn't even know a pony could like a dragon. I always thought I'd have a crush on a colt like everypony else.
What do I do now? Should I actually do something about it? Do I really want him to know that I have a crush on him
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Rarity was hard at work the next morning. Her sewing glasses were on and she was busy sewing away at a new gray-colored garment. Next to her lay a couple of finished dresses.
"Whoo," sighed Rarity, swabbing some sweat from her forehead. "Having twenty dresses spread out over the week is actually sounding fairly desirable right now. Still, this is the stress that comes with the job. The only way I'm going to make this an enjoyable experience is by putting all my passion into this task."
"Still, I really would like to know why Tonia Spoonsworth needs a dozen dresses from my newest line by the end of the day, and on such short notice. These will likely take me the whole day to complete. Now to add a pocket-stitch here..." She fumbled around in her fabric drawers, but was dismayed when she couldn't find what she was looking for.
"Oops, out of red fabric," said Rarity with drooping lips. "Guess I'll have to get some more from the store later." She took this momen
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The Final Day
-24 Hours Remain-
Celestia's sun rose once more, beginning what for now seemed like another ordinary day. Everyone was having a peaceful awakening in Ponyville, having experienced good, pleasant dreams in their sleep last night.
All except for one.
"No! No, please! Don't do this to me! I promise I'll be a good sister! I promise!"
The fashion designer tossed and turned violently in her sleep, her legs pushing Opal right off the bed. The cat bitterly hissed at her owner before retreating to the basket bed she so loathed.
"Just stay with me a little longer, we can work this all out! Please, Sweetie Belle! You don't need to go live with mother and father in Fillydelphia! Just listen to me! Don't hate me!"
She sat up in bed, screaming at the top of her lungs. "NOOOOOOOOOO!"
Removing the blindfold over her eyes, Rarity was sweating heavily and her breathing was irregular. She felt her heartbeat and waited a few moments until she felt calm.
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The bell tower above the Ponyville Schoolhouse rung proudly, signaling the end of another school day for Ponyville's young fillies and colts. But of course, today was a special day for Cheerilee's class.
"Alright, my little ponies! Class is over, and now you can start exchanging the cards and gifts that you all got each other for Hearts and Hooves Day!"
Cheerilee's classroom was a vibrant scene of excitement and surprises, as the students all celebrated in the love and friendship of Hearts and Hooves Day. Dinky Doo and Pipsqueak were seen exchanging cards with one another, and then embracing with a hug. Ruby Pinch had brought a special present for an excited Truffle Shuffle.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders had gone out to their lockers to bring in their special gift for Cheerilee, whilst Silver Spoon was near the door, tapping her hoof impatiently.
"Ugh!" she groaned. "How long does it take a filly to use the bathroom? We need to ditch this lame scene!"
"Um, excuse me Sil
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"Oh, it's okay, Rarity," said Fluttershy as the two of them walked down Ponyville Square together. "I totally understand. And you know that I'm always happy to give my friends some advice."
"I know you are," Rarity responded, hoisting up the saddlebags she was carrying. "And that's why you're the Element of Kindness, and also my very best friend." Fluttershy blushed in modesty. "Besides, Sweetie Belle did say she had talked to you already, so I knew I could confide in you without the awkward explanations."
"Yeah. I felt so sad for her when I saw her looking upset in the park, and she seemed so worried and confused when she came to talk to me," Fluttershy reflected. "I'm really glad that you're helping her work it out, though. I thought she was going to be afraid to talk to you."
"Well she was, and to be honest, she had good reason to be," said Rarity, a hint of remorse in her eyes. "I still feel so bad that I put her through that pressure "
"Oh, it wasn't you
The Sweetest Gem: EpilogueThe rain was letting up by the time by the time Sweetie Belle and Spike made it back to the library, Rainbow Dash's storm having done its job.The Sweetest Gem: Epilogue in Romance More Like This
" and then she got so mad about her sewing machine that she stepped on Opal, and she just started scratching Rarity's hair like a mad cat! I had to go get Fluttershy to help pry her off!"
Spike laughed in uproar as he and Sweetie Belle sat on Twilight's bed, having the chance to engage in a comfortable conversation for the first time in a while.
"You know, that reminds me of the time that Hey, is something wrong, Sweetie?"
Sweetie was shielding her eyes with her hoof. "Nothing, it's just that sapphire is really bright from this angle."
The ocean blue sapphire gleamed down upon the two lovers from its high shelf. Little Peewee was still asleep on top of it.
"Hey, Spike I've been wanting to know something. Why did you put the sapphire up there?"
"Huh? Oh " He looked up at the gem as he reflected. "Well, I couldn'
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Chapter 4: And Many Happy Returns
By Steven Little
My Little pony is © Hasbro
Rarity knocked on the door to the library, planning to have a nice long talk with her little dragon. "Good Morning Rarity." Twilight said when she answered the door. "I take it you came to talk with Spike?"
"Yes, he and I have a lot to talk about. Is he awake yet?" She asked.
"I don't think so. I haven't seen him come down yet. I bet he's sleeping off those crystals from yesterday." Twilight said. "Come on, let's go wake him up."
Rarity followed the lavender unicorn up to Spike's room and gently knocked on his door. "Spike darling, are you awake, Spike?" There w
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Chapter 4 "An Unexpected Gift"
By Steven Little
My Little Pony © Hasbro
"Let me go in first Rarity, just to see if he's okay?"
Rarity simply nodded and watched as Twilight quietly slipped through the door. Rarity knew that she should have just sat there and waited but she couldn't resist the temptation to press her ear against the door and listen in on Twilight's conversation with Spike. 'I'm sorry Twilight.' She said to herself.
"Hey Spike, how are you doing?" She said to the purple stallion sitting on her old bed.
"Oh, hi Twilight; I'm okay I guess, except for being stuck in here. Where's Rarity?" he asked. "Pinkie said you and her would come up together."
The purple unicorn smiled a bit when she heard the concern in his voice. "I'm glad to see you're not mad at her an
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Chapter 3: Responsibilities
By Steven Little
My Little pony is © Hasbro
The door of the Peach Pit Tavern swung open, ringing the small bell that hung above the door. The tavern was not an overly large establishment. There was a sitting area for customers to enjoy a meal and a drink by themselves or with a friend. A small stage sat against the north wall where bands, comedians, or actors would perform. Against the far wall was a full bar with a line of stools in front. To the right of the bar was a hallway that led off to rooms that ponies could rent should they need a place to stay for the night. Behind the bar, waiting to attend to her customers was Peach Bellini. The mare's mane and tail were brown and the color of her coat was obviously her namesake. Her cutie mark looked like a tropical drink and she always seemed to ha
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Chapter 3 "Cutie Mark Crusader Date Spying! YAY!"
By Steven Little
My Little Pony © Hasbro
Luna didn't know how long she'd lain there sleeping. Her dreams were becoming more vibrant and expansive. She opened her eyes slowly, allowing them adjust to bright morning light. She casually looked at the clock on the wall and saw that the morning had only just begun. "A good nights sleep was just what I needed." She said to herself. The Princess rolled out of the small bed and stretched her legs and wings luxuriously. Leaving her room, she walked down that short hall and into the family room.
"Good morning Luna." Spike said smiling. "Did you sleep okay?"
"Good morning Spike. I slept very well, than
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Chapter 9 "Not All Tears Are Sad."
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro
Luna pulled the crying Sweetie Belle towards her. "It's okay dear. You must be careful, the shell of gems and magic are the only things keeping Spike alive right now. Should it break, we might loose him."
"I don't understand, what's going on Rainbow Dash? Why are you two here?" Twilight asked.
"I'm here to knock the stuffing out of that dragon as soon he gets out of there." She said.
"Has everypony gone crazy, what is going on?" Twilight demanded.
"Last night, Spike told Rainbow Dash that there was an emergency and that you needed him here." Sweetie B
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Chapter 4 "Nightmares and Broken Wings"
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro.
You are the light in my darkness,
You are my strength when I am weak.
You see my value though I feel worthless,
You make me feel special and unique.
Please don't cry,
Don't shed a tear and don't ask why.
Even though I no longer have my wings,
As long as you are with me,
My heart will let me fly.
Luna woke bit by bit, her head resting against the pillow of the bed she lay in. Feeling the stiffness in her back, she lazily stretched. An intense pain ran through her body bringing her fully awake. Everything hurt. The only thing that seemed to dull the pain was the scent of the mare she cared so much about. Carefully looking around, she found herself in a hospital bed with one of Twilight's pillows beneath her head. The space was cold and sterile. The room had
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Chapter 2: Revelations
By Steven Little
My Little pony is © Hasbro
In the royal city of Canterlot, the two ruling Princesses were finishing up their examination of a young dragon that had very recently gone through a life threatening ordeal. Spike, sat on the edge of the bed in one of Canterlot Castle's many guest rooms, a white and violet aura surrounded his little body as the two Princesses gave him one last checkup. Organs, muscles, bones, metabolic rate, everything was checked thoroughly until both were satisfied with the results. "Well Spike, everything looks fine. There's no residual trace of the curse in you." Princess Luna told the young dragon.
"Does this mean it's finally over?" Spike asked, hopefully.
"I think it's safe to say, you have not
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Luna the Matchmaker
Chapter 2 "Sometimes You Just Need a Nudge.
By Steven Little
My little pony © Hasbro
The summer sun rose over Ponyville through a cloudless blue sky. The early light beamed through the window of Princess Luna's bedroom at the Carousel Boutique. With the sun in her face again, the Princess slowly woke up from the wonderful dream she was having. Stretching lazily, she reached over to the other side of the bed, sat up swiftly, and gazed at the empty spot next to her. "I guess it really was a dream." She spoke softly to herself.
Luna sighed and smiled. 'But what a dream!' She thought. Now that it was light, the Princess could see her environment better. Luna was used to much larger rooms. To tell the truth, she had closets that were larger than Spike and R
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Chapter 7 "Fear, Love, and Loathing in Equestria."
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro
It was early morning in Ponyville and Princess Luna had just finished lowering the moon. Stepping back inside from the upstairs balcony, she trotted over to the cradle against the far wall. The cradle itself was old and made of apple wood. Applejack had given it to her and Twilight at her baby shower, mentioning that Apple Bloom, herself, and even Big Macintosh had used it. Inside the crib slept the two miracles that Twilight had given birth to three day before. Leaning in, Luna gave each of her foals a soft kiss before turning back to the bed that held the love of her life. Walking toward the bed, Luna realized that the sun had not yet begun to rise.
'Celestia had never taken this long to rais
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Chapter 6B "Shadows of Things to Come."
By Steven Little
My Little Pony is © Hasbro.
After eleven long months, the blessed event had arrived; Twilight Sparkle was in labor. A commanding voice rang out through the library. "Crusaders, attend me." Princess Luna commanded regally. The three fillies in question galloped into the royal couples bedroom and quickly came to attention. Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo felt very grown up since Princess Luna had them appointed as her official royal attendants for the summer while they weren't in school. The girls were slightly taller now and wore their Cutie Mark Crusader capes as bandanas. Around each of their necks was a silver necklace with a purple stone emblazoned with Luna's crescent moon, a badge of their royal appointment.
"You have a
The Element of Betrayal -Ch.4-As Applejack was walking back to the house after a hard day's work, she spotted that familiar rainbow-colored streak across the sky heading towards her. She set her basket of apples on the ground and started to walk to where she assumed she would land. They both met next to each other.The Element of Betrayal -Ch.4- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey, Dash." Applejack said. "How'd the, uh, situation go?"
"Not so good." Rainbow Dash said matter-of-factly. "Twilight doesn't approve of the relationship, and I think she's still mad at me."
"Relationship? You mean..."
"Yes, Applejack. I... I think... Spike and I..."
Applejack smirked confirmingly. "Well, that's good, I guess. Now just you let me talk to Twilight for you. Maybe I can convince her to let you back into her life."
"I never meant to hurt her."
"I know sugarcube. I know." Applejack said in her comforting voice. "You need to stay here again?"
"Naw, I'll be fine. Besides, my house should be parasprite-free by now." Rainbow Dash took off, leaving a faint rainbow trail behind her. Applejack we
The Element of Betrayal -Ch.3-Rainbow Dash lowered herself onto the ground and lowered her neck to Spike's eye level.The Element of Betrayal -Ch.3- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Spike, listen, I wanted to talk to you." Rainbow Dash said, in a calm manner that goes against the grain of her usual personality. "Hop on, let's go for a ride."
Spike climbed onto her back and grabbed onto her neck as she stretched out her wings and lowered herself into take-off position. She bucked her hooves off the ground and started flapping her wings, going at an atypically slow pace for her (little more than running speed).
Without taking her eyes off the trail, Rainbow Dash begain to talk. "Listen, Spike, about what happened last night... how did you feel about that?"
"I thought it was great. I finally got to know you better. I really like you, Rainbow Dash."
"What do you mean, you like me?" Rainbow Dash said, fearing the very same answer she was hoping for. "Do you like me like you like... Pinkie Pie, or do you like me like you like Rarity?"
"Well... neither. It's like... I don't want to s
The Element of Betrayal -Ch.2-The next day, Spike awoke to find Twilight Sparkle deeply engrossed in a book. She still had that solemn look on her face. Even though Spike was at the mercy of a fairly painful hangover, he still remembered everything that happened the night before. He even remembered Twilight's sigh of disappointment right before she went to bed. Another thing he just remembered: that letter she wrote.The Element of Betrayal -Ch.2- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike was filled with dread at the thought of what could've been in that scroll. He also felt regretful: He had it right in his hand, he could've read it to make sure, or at least keep it from being sent. Most of all, he felt guilt. He felt he had done his friend, basically his only family, a terrible wrong. Twilight was still reading her book, not even giving Spike so much as a glance.
Spike walked out of the room. He had that horrid feeling in the pit of his stomach you get when you know you're going to be punished. Spike knew that if Princess Celestia found out what happened between him and Rainbow
The Element of Betrayal -Ch.1-"Oh, come on, Twilight, you know I'm old enough to go with you", said Spike, as Twilight Sparkle set a book in her saddlebag. "I've been with you on way more dangerous stuff than this before."The Element of Betrayal -Ch.1- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I know, Spike, but there's no reason to let anything bad happen to you. The goblet Princess Celestia wants me to find is deep in the Evertree Forest, and I wouldn't want us to get seperated and have you run into a cockatrice or something."
Twilight continued to pack.
"Besides, you shouldn't be lonely; Rainbow Dash will be here all night."
"Not by choice, mind you." Rainbow Dash stated while scanning the library for anything that would catch her interest. "Apparently, there was a parasprite hiding in my walls and it multiplied, so Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie have to escort them all out of there. They say it's going to be an all-nighter."
"But..." Spike started, but stopped himself, because he knew it would be no use. Twilight started out the door.
"OK, Rainbow Dash, I don't know when I'll be b
Spike's Rainbow Dash (Chapter Nine)Spike's Rainbow Dash (Chapter Nine) in Romance More Like This
The brilliant orb of night irradiated the largely unexplored mountains. Surrounded by its countless children of twinkling stars, the lustrous moon rested upon a canvas of infinite expanse. An entire universe lay beyond a cover of black and white, and the mysterious nature of it all entranced a baby dragon and pegasus. On a secluded cliff deep in the foothills of Equestria, Spike and Rainbow Dash sprawled out onto their backs and lied upon a cold surface of rock. Jutting out from a significant height, the precipice enjoyed total isolation from artificial lighting. The lack of such illumination allowed for an unobstructed view of the dazzling firmaments above. And as the two exhausted companions pointed to random constellations, attempting to guess their original titles and etymology, a period of serenity maintained a comfortable stillness. In the air there was only tranquility, and the nurturing effects sat well in Spike and Rainbow Dash's consciousness.
"Okay, look at that one." Spike
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How do you start one of these stories? It's another fine day in Equestria? It's a dark and stormy night in Equestria? No, that's not right. There has to be some other way to start this story without it being a cliche. This particular story deserves an introduction more appropriate. So much occurred that just starting off with a line like "once upon a time" just seems degrading. How do I make it work? Celestia's sun was high in the sky and the citizens of Ponyville partook in their communal duties. Nope. I feel like I've read that line before...many times. Luna's moon produced a radiant glow upon the quiet Ponyville. Nah. That doesn't look right either. Oh, I got it! How about this?
Spike and Rainbow Dash were friends.
Yeah, I like it better now.
Anyway, Spike and Rainbow Dash were friends. Good friends, in fact. Besides the truth that the two were tied to the Elements of Harmony, they also had many common likes and interests. Both had a grand sense of humor, and that fact definitely ai
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How does one continue a story like this? Ponyville's citizens enjoyed yet another day filled with serenity and uninterrupted harmony? Well, that's definitely not true. Sure, everypony desired to remain at peace within the very bounds of their refuge, but today wasn't particularly the day to depend on such expectations. Why? To put it simply: things went down. Big things.
The obvious reason as to why Ponyville would not experience an easygoing pass of the day certainly weighed upon two individuals. A baby dragon and an adult Pegasus, both maturing at equally progressive rates, were the direct cause for the future lack of understood coherence. Because these big things were going to lead to quite a ruckus. Discordance and incoordination would soon overwhelm the days to come, and I must be forthright in confirming the hilarity of it all.
Spike and Rainbow Dash were friends. That's already been agreed upon. Though it was this friendship that rocked Equestria like no other. Forget Nightmare
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How does one expose the personal sentiments reserved by the subjects of this account? The many characters retained mixed emotions throughout the course of the game, and in the end confrontations broke out? No, that's just too modest of a retelling. Because certain desires had been brought to light. In the time it took to realize these passions, the red string of fate had already been plucked by the cosmic overseers of the universe. Thus, the simple acceptance of these longings initiated behaviors influential to the result of the bet. And when everything finally came together in a clash, a spectacular piece of history was recorded.
Of course, I could just tell you all how this story ended. I could probably do so with a short anecdote. I'd feel satisfied, because as I now recall, describing the copious accounts of frustrations, antagonisms and quixotic ventures embedded in the core of this tale would have my mood swinging vigorously. And in all actuality I'd like to avoid such an emotion
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How does one convey the ambitious nature of this epic? Spike and Rainbow Dash had a bet, and everypony took sides? No, that's just too simple. To make note of the many differentiating opinions, clashing sentiments and widespread involvement serving as the very core of this tale takes effort. Ponies, mules, griffons, unknown creatures and deities had put forth investments so vast the shock factor was near improbable. Profit was on the agenda, and beings across the lands of Equestria desired a piece of that scrumptious pie. Who wouldn't, though? A bandwagon traveled throughout and it was accepting anypony willing to board.
A certain pink pony had been preoccupied with the duty of keeping bets handed in by the gambling participants. In all truth, there was no other perfectly suited for the role of bookkeeper than Pinkie Pie. Her inherent energy and fortitude proved thoroughly beneficial when it came to collecting wages. She made it her sole purpose to allow everypo
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"I think everypony's watching us." Spike made aware, quickly releasing Rainbow Dash's hoof. "What do we do now?"
Rainbow's Dash's eyes lit up. "What? Because somepony's watching you're going to quit? Why don't you just admit you love me, and we can move on from this?"
"Not a chance, Dash." Spike tittered, pointing to the surrounding trees. "They're harmless. We still have a date to finish here."
"You know they're all here to witness my victory, right?" Rainbow Dash teased, blowing a kiss to Spike. "Now that I think about it, it's pretty obvious."
"We'll see." Spike handed the cup of punch to Rainbow Dash. "Here's your punch, cutie."
"Thank you ever so much, sugar-buns." Rainbow Dash countered swiftly. "Would you like some pie?"
"Sure, sweetie pie." Spike snickered at the pun, noticing Rainbow Dash's eye twitch in disgust
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The Grand Galloping Gala! Finally, it was here! The time has come to gather in celebratory fashion, relishing the spectacular luxuries bestowed upon those in attendance. The Royal Princess of the Sun hosted an annual ball for the upper-crust of Canterlot, and each year's event was just as magnificent as the previous one. Grandiose décor, gourmet foods, regal service and the noble melodies of classical performances stood as the most appreciated throughout the entire night. Of course, the Gala oozed exclusivity. Only those with special connections to the imperial family and those of great wealth were sent invitation, and as a result it always became a playground for elitist mingling. To be summoned by the coveted Golden Ticket was an opportunity unlike any other. It was the very treasure residents of Canterlot sought out for the whole of a year. And now it has come! The prodigious social affair has begun!
Having been raised in Canterlot, Spike had always desired to be present at suc
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"You heard me. Want to go on a date with me?"
"You're asking me out?" Rainbow Dash asked, suspicious of Spike's spontaneity.
"Yeah, I am." Spike confirmed with a nod. "I'm thinking a nice little picnic would be nice. How about it?"
"I don't understand." Rainbow Dash shook her head, confused. "Aren't you trying to fight me on this? I mean, don't get me wrong, going on a date would just bring me one step closer to victory, but I don't get why you're asking first."
Spike crossed his arms and snorted. "Who cares why I asked? If you're so set on making me fall for you, then you should just accept right away, right? What, are you scared now?"
Rainbow Dash's eyes thinned conspicuously, staring daggers. "I'm not scared of anything."
Rainbow Dash then put a hoof to her chest and announced assertively. "I accept! You're on, Spike! This is goi
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How does one emphasize the bizarreness of this event? Spike and Rainbow Dash had a date, and everypony watched from the sidelines? Nope, that seems too artless, if you ask me. To sufficiently describe the oddity that is Spike and Rainbow Dash's date would take an extravagant amount of time. Time I happen to have. The very crux of their date was curious, to say the least. How one could recount the convention itself as a date is actually pushing the envelope pretty far. But, alas, the label remained, and the gambling spectators were forced to prepare themselves for the instigation of the romantic clash.
Although betting contributors by the thousands found themselves huddled together, learning of each other's identities, there were two partakers overseeing the entire challenge in anonymity. These unspecified members of the pool were none other than Equestria's most famous rulers, the Royal Princesses. Only Pinkie Pie knew of their involvemen
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How do I recite the words of the chaotic? Many determined gamblers wanted a sure-fire method for success, so they all came up with ideas to interfere? Oh, if only that were the case. But as I remember there was much more to it than just the simple, disorganized offering of thoughts. There were councils, meetings, interventions and concentration circles relating to the bet initiated by Spike and Rainbow Dash. For an extravagant pot of bits sat comfortably at the end a shimmering rainbow, beckoning any willing to take a long, intense glimpse.
As the official bookkeeper, Pinkie Pie offered frequent, changeable odds to potential bettors. In order to efficiently inform the participants of the fluctuating nature of Spike and Rainbow Dash's game, the accountant applied mathematics and intermittent calculation to provide consistency in playing probabilities. It wasn't so difficult, because as an especially faithful overseer to the satisfaction of her customers, Pinkie Pie invested a grand disp
My Little Spike Ch.1It's a fairly normal day in Ponyville, as most of its residence goes through the day as any other. Applejack is in the townsquare selling apples, Derpy Hooves was up in the air finishing her rounds for the day, Spike was out running an errand for Twilight, and Twilight herself was at the library reading a book about transformative spells.My Little Spike Ch.1 in General Fiction More Like This
Sure, she had successfully transformed an apple into a carriage and, though temporary, a rock, branch, and a few leaves into a rather high-class outfit and cane; but, her attempt at changing four mice for the night of the Gala showed she still had much to learn. The book she was reading was one that specialized just for that. It was a book from the library at Canterlot, a book that Princess Celestia was a little more hesitant than usual to lend out to Twilight for her studies.
The book covered simple transformation spells that would be considerably simple for any unicorn, especially Twilight, but it also contained more complex maneuvers ones she felt
My Little Spike Ch.7The following morning, Spike woke up to find Twilight's bed was empty. He could only assume that Twilight had chosen to continue to annoyingly act as his mother as he stretched before walking down the stairs to the main library floor. He didn't get very far as he noticed that Twilight was actually out on the balcony, a stack of books next to her.My Little Spike Ch.7 in General Fiction More Like This
As soon as he walked onto the balcony, the clopping from his hooves hitting the wooden structure was loud and clear.
Twilight quickly heard the sound and turned to look at Spike, "Oh...good morning Spike." she said, her voice apparently showing it was forced out in a slightly cheerful tone.
"Morning Twilight." he stated with a curious look as he gave as he looked over her. If it wasn't the tone of her voice, it would be her appearance that got his attention. While it was clear that Twilight had managed to sleep well enough last night, considering she didn't look at all tired, it seems like she had forgotten to groom her mane and tail before co
My Little Spike Ch.6It's been two days since their mountain climbing trip, and Spike was still lightly recovering from the trip as most of the muscles in his legs ached occasionally. It didn't help Scootaloo actually came up with a few ideas Sweetie Belle and Applebloom were willing to try, thus dragging him along. He had to admit, he admired the young fillies' energy and enthusiasm to find their true calling in life.My Little Spike Ch.6 in General Fiction More Like This
Fortunately for Spike, Scootaloo hasn't had much luck convincing the others for an attempt at completing their climb up the mountain and to the cave area; anypony who could and want to supervise them were too busy, Rainbow even had her work piling up for her to supervise. Aside from her usual job keeping the skies above Ponyville clear, it was near that time of the week again when she had to help move clouds into the skies for a scheduled downpour. Unfortunately, finding a proper scheduling was proving rather difficult. Any other time, Rainbow had actually been trying to avoid Scootaloo so s
My Little Spike Ch.3For the next couple of days Twilight continued her practice, making some progress here and there, but a permanent transformation only coming up every now and then, and even then she was only working with a random result. Spike had decided to not to pester Twilight whenever she needed a break from transformations, just to keep her content, and let her read other books for her own liking. Spike in the meanwhile had gone around to help their other friends, with mixed results. Helping Rarity, as much as he liked it, incidentally resulted in Rainbow finding a good reason to laugh for at least a few days. Rarity had convinced him, without any kind of difficulty, to modeling some of her newer designs, which only one was actually meant for young colts. Helping Fluttershy gave him some lessons about, and the trust, of some of the animals she keeps and cares for. Unfortunately, Angel wasn't one of them, which was mostly fine by him.My Little Spike Ch.3 in General Fiction More Like This
Now he's helping Pinkie Pie at Sugarcube Corner with Applebloom
My Little Spike Ch.2Twilight was racing through Ponyville, running around sharp corners and weaving past every other pony as they start the day. At her current speed, she could've easily competed against Applejack and Rainbow during the last Running of the Leaves.My Little Spike Ch.2 in General Fiction More Like This
On her back, sat Spike, who was temporarily back to his dragon appearance and holding on to dear life.
After Twilight deemed that spell had actually past the certain point that Spike would've changed back to normal, she tried changing Spike back to normal herself, with only temporary results. She ended up draining a good portion of her energy just trying. She tried requesting help from Princess Celestia, but Spike couldn't do his fire breath so he couldn't send it and Owlicious was only for the night.
Now running through the town, Twilight was hoping if anything she'd get to Sweet Apple Acres before the spell on Spike wore off. Just as she was turning the corner to the barn, she bumped right into Applejack, throwing Spike right off her back.
My Little Spike Ch 4"So what is she doing?" Spike asked Applebloom and Sweetie Belle as they all looked up at Scootaloo, who was up in a tree, "I thought the point was to help me out today."My Little Spike Ch 4 in General Fiction More Like This
"It's suppose ta be." Applebloom replied, "But ah dunno what that filly is doin' all the way up there."
At the moment, it's evening and Scootaloo had decided to climb up a tree and take a break. It was a modestly good sized tree that was growing near one of the lakes around Ponyville. After spending a day working on Twilight's request of them to teach Spike how to function as an earth pony, she wanted a break, but of course that was far from the truth.
"Scootaloo! What in ponyville are ya tryin' ta teach Spike?" Applebloom shouted up towards her friend
"Well...uh...swimming. I'm sure he doesn't know how to swim like one yet. Afterall, it's gotta be important." she replied
"She's just trying to have fun now, isn't she?" Spike asked a little dully at Applebloom
"Well, we have been doing this all day, so a little
My Little Spike Ch.5At noon, Twilight took some time away from her books to talk to Fluttershy. She had told Spike what she was planning to do today, which was to simply get some advice from Fluttershy, neglecting to mention what he did and said that morning. Spike was a little un-easy about it, but decided to just shrug it off. In the meantime, he was once again left at Sweet Apple Acres, this time with Applejack. The Cutie Mark Crusaders had met up earlier to walk to school today and talk. Applejack had a guess where they would be after school from what she managed to hear, but it won't be for a little while. In the meantime, he decided to try bucking some of the smaller trees and help with some of the harvest around the farm.My Little Spike Ch.5 in General Fiction More Like This
"Thank you so much for having me over, Fluttershy. I just hope I'm not a problem." Twilight stated as Fluttershy poured her a cup of tea. Both were sitting at the table just outside of Fluttershy's home, having a quick lunch.
Fluttershy gave a quick smile before putting the teapot
My Little Spike: Epilogue"Thanks again for helping out Twilight. I really appreciate the help." Spike stated as he dropped a pile of wooden planks he was carrying.My Little Spike: Epilogue in General Fiction More Like This
"No problem at all Spike. Anything to help." she replied as she gently placed a bag of luggage on the ground, "I'm still a little hesitant in letting you do this, but I suppose you're old enough to make you're own decisions now."
It's been roughly 10 years since the whole transformation spell incident that trapped Spike in an earth pony body for about a week, though he does look back on those days with a sense of happiness. In fact, multiple times he's actually had Twilight change him into a pony for several reasons including taking a new perspective during holidays, trying some of the magic that he's seen Twilight perform, and give the Apple family a piece of mind when he's around Applebloom. They always seemed a bit more relaxed when he did, and it's only recently Applejack and Big Macintosh had begun to relax a bit more.
Now 10 years older since,
My Little Spike Ch.8The following morning, Spike once again found himself alone in the bedroom area. Jumping off Twilight's bed, he gave a yawn as he made his way for the stairs. Going down to the main room of the library, he was able to find Twilight, who was busy practicing her magic as always. His best guess would be on the counter-spell, given the presence of Luna's book on the ground and several assorted objects scattered in front of Twilight.My Little Spike Ch.8 in General Fiction More Like This
"Just once more." Twilight said out loud to herself before casting a spell onto a stone, turning it into a piece of cloth. She then cast another spell, quickly turning it back into a stone.
"Um...morning Twilight." Spike greeted her as soon as he was on the bottom of the stairs
"Ah!" Twilight shouted as she jumped a little, then turned around to see Spike, "Oh, morning Spike. I hope you slept well." she stated with a smile on her face.
"Are you practicing that spell again?"
"Yes, I'm practicing 'that spell' again." she replied, "I would've used some apples, and
Ponyville High: Ch. 1 - New StudentPonyville High: Ch. 1 - New Student in Profiles More Like This
Chapter 1: New Student
Equestria is a fair continent, free of conflict, but there are many conflicts in its past leading to its founding, as well as the founding of many of its cities. One such conflict was between the various inhabitants: Humans, Winglies, and Unimare. The Humans were the only ones who knew how to cultivate the land, and were greedy with the food they grew. They were clever, and they had to be with the other two races overpowering them. The Winglies are strong athletic warriors that believed they were angels incarnate due to their wings and military might. They were said to be able to control weather, which they used to their advantage. But even their might was rivaled by the magical talents of the Unimare. They were believed to be able to control the time of day, which they also used to their advantage. But one day they all came together in a time of conflict and formed one home, one nation, which became the capital of Equestria: Canterlot. It is here
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Chapter 2: Friendship 101
Applejack leads the way as the trio gets closer and closer to the gardens, constantly peeking over her shoulder at Twilight and Spike. She puts her hands in her pockets and turns around, walking backwards now so she can face them. "I apologize, but I'm mighty curious. You two seem awfully close for a pair of newcomers. How do you two know each other?"
Twilight smiles and says, "Spike used to be my assistant before we came here. We met in elementary, and it was a pretend relationship, but as we got older he became more and more of a necessity to me. I don't know how I could have made it this far without him." She giggles, looking at Spike.
Spike blushes and avoids her gaze with a chuckle. "Oh come on Twilight, I'm not that important."
Applejack smiles brightly and says, "I reckon you've had a friend right in front of you all these years and never even realized it sugar cube."
Twilight blinks in surprise and looks at Spike unsure what to say to th
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Chapter 8: Nightmare Night
A long time ago, an ancient princess of the night was faced with an army of monsters, and had no way to defeat them all at once. That's when she realized that fighting the monsters wasn't the answer, and made a peace offering to them in the form of a feast. Then she poisoned the food and all the monsters died, but in doing so she saved all of Equestria! To this day her actions are celebrated on Nightmare Night, where everyone dresses up like monsters, among other things, and celebrate with confections and scaring each other.
Ponyville High was lit up this night with various student made stands selling hand-made pastries and candy, as well as game booths with prizes set up by the faculty. Twilight Sparkle walked amongst them with a tuft of cotton candy, which oddly resembled Princess Celestia's hair. Her costume was a shoulder-less maroon robe with slits up the sides, her usual boots visible, and a circlet with the elder sign on her h
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Chapter 6: Murphy's Muffin Maniac
Spike took a whiff of the air as the classroom was filled with the smell of delicious confections. He stares down at his with a sigh, having done a horrible job on the frosting for the cake he baked. His teacher for home economics was the same teacher as foreign language, a woman from out of country named Zecora. She had dark skin with black and white markings painted all over, similarly colored hair which was styled up in a Mohawk, and gauges in her earlobes that had plugs with a symbol that looked similar to a sun with a spiral. Zecora often spoke in rhymes, which always made him snicker a little. She walks up to Spike and says, "Little dragon boy, why do you frown? Is there something I can do to turn it upside down?"
Spike looks up at her and says, "I was trying to bake for my friends, because we're going to have a picnic today. But I botched the frosting and now it looks like a mess!"
Zecora shakes her head and says, "It's not how it
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Chapter 4: The Beautiful and Popular Trixie
Spike's hands are in his pockets as he sulks about the courtyard. He'd been so focused on helping Twilight make friends that he hadn't thought about how he was going to. He notices someone poking his shoulder, so he turns to look over it. No one is there, making him confused, but he shrugs it off and turns back around, only to find two boys standing with their faces in his own. He yelps in shock and leaps backwards. "WAH! Where did you two come from?"
One of the boys was tall and lanky. He had messy aquamarine hair and freckles. He wore a golden colored shirt with the picture of a purple snail, and loose blue pants that were kept around his waist by a poorly tied rope. He says in a rather low and slow dopey tone, "Well when a man loves a woman, with or without consent-"
The other boy cuts him off in a high pitched scratchy voice, "That's not what he meant Snails!" The other boy was short and chubby. His hair was spiky and orang
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Chapter 3: Princess Luna
Twilight gazed over her class schedule, a little excited about meeting new teachers in new classes. But most of all she was excited that she finally had friends. "Let's see, I have Ms. Cherilee for my math 3 and social studies 3 classes. I have Photo Finish for art 1 and magic 3. One of my teachers is just called "The Doctor" and he teaches science 3 and literacy 3. And last but not least Zecora, who's covering foreign language 1. What about you Spike?"
Spike is walking along side her, smiling as he says, "Well it looks like we got art and foreign language together, since we're both starting at level one in those regards. I don't need magic classes though, so I'm taking home economics 1."
Twilight stifles a giggle and says, "A class for cooking and knitting? Are you planning on being a house wife when you grow up?"
Spike shakes his head and says, "No, but I get the feeling my work as your 'maid' isn't going to be over for a long time so I may as
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Author's Note: IWS stands for improved writing style, as this series will be written in a past tense with improved paragraphing from now on.
Ch. 7: Chaotic Transfer Student
Twilight Sparkle was sitting on the steps to the main building, waiting out front for the new student she'd been warned about. She was sitting there for a long time, wanting to be there as soon as he arrived just in case. While she waited she was reading another book, this time titled 'At the Mountains of Madness'. The title felt appropriate to the day she was expecting. Then she noticed someone was standing behind her, and when she looked back she saw Trixie looming over her. "Trixie? What are you doing here?"
"The beautiful and popular Trixie couldn't let you handle this yourself Twilight Sparkle. As a threat to the peace of this school, it is Trixie's duty to assist you with this delinquent when he arrives." She sat down next to Twilight, flipping her hair back with a jerk of her neck. "
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Chapter 9: P.A.T.
Sitting at her computer in her pajamas after the events of Nightmare Night, Luna was occupying herself by installing her new game: Pony Ancestral Terrain. She noticed it would take a while for it to fully download, so she turned on her messenger system. Seeing a couple of her friends were on she invited them to a video chat. Luna turned her microphone on and said into it, "Hello, can you two hear me?"
A small looking boy appeared on her screen with short groomed brown hair and a pirate costume on. "Blimey love, it's about time you got on, it is! Happy birthday, Luna!"
Another window opened on her screen with Ditzy on it. "Hi there Milky Way! Happy birthday from me too!"
"Pipsqueak, Derpy, thank you!" Pipsqueak was her boyfriend from middle school, and though Ditzy was a teacher, the three of them were gamer pals and often played anything online they could together. That's why whenever communicating, they often addressed each other by their online names,
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Chapter 5: Apple Harvest
A loud cracking noise roared through the air, startling Applejack as she sat up in bed with a fright. She rubbed her eyes and stepped out of bed, wearing nothing more than an oversized orange shirt with apple patterns that reached down to her knees. She slapped her face around to wake up a little and hurried out her room to find Apple Bloom in the hall sleepily rubbing her eyes. She was wearing cute yellow footy pajamas that made her look like a bunny. Apple Bloom yawns and whines before saying in a tired tone, "What was that noise big sister?"
"I reckon I'm about to find out. Y'all go back to sleep sugar cube." Applejack walks out the front door of their little cottage at the green house. Just like Fluttershy had one where she took care of all her animals, the apple family had their cottage for generations at this school as a private dorm amongst the family. They got many looks and rude comments behind their backs, but it was a tradition going b
Evee MaidsKevin and the rest of his pokemon were all gathered in a hummer limbo, the only thing that could support his Snorlax, Olaf, while driving around. His Oshawott Samantha peeked out a window at Dragon Island a lush a beautiful city far off from civilization and inhabited by humans and pokemon living side by side. As the name suggested though, the island was home to hundreds of dragon pokemon of all types, and it was believed even a few legendaries vacationed here. The entire island was owned by Kevin's rich and eccentric trainer friend, Xam, whom he met while fighting against the trainer N to change the fate of the world years ago.Evee Maids in Profiles More Like This
Samantha sighed as she took in the sights with a dreamy gaze, but then immediately shot a glare back at Kevin. "Why can't we ride around in such luxury all the time?!"
Her trainer groaned and slapped a palm to his face. "It's not like I'm paying for it. Xam invited us to a tournament he was having on this island, and arranged for us to stay at his estate while
Cotton Candy Apples"Whooo weee!" Apple Jack shouted as she finished the last of her chores for the day. "That was a mighty tall list of chores for me to do. But Ah got 'em all finished!" She then lay down in a pile of hay. "Wow, am I beat!" she yawned. "Ah, think ah might take a nap. Just for a couple minutes or so " Apple Jack then tilted her hat over her face and fell right asleep.Cotton Candy Apples in Short Stories More Like This
Sometime later in the day, she was suddenly awoken by a loud booming noise. She was startled from her nap and wondered what happened for a second. She grabbed her hat off the ground and looked out her barnyard door. It was a heavy thunderstorm packing some booming thunder and bright lighting that crackled. "My! Must've dosed off for longer than ah thought. Looks like the storm woke me up." She noticed that it was raining heavily. "Well, I sure as heck a'int goin' back to the house in this here downpour. I'd be drenched more than fallin' into the murky swamp water at Froggy Bottom Bog." Apple than sat back in her h
A Hard Day's Work"A Hard Day's Work"A Hard Day's Work in Short Stories More Like This
A RariJack Story
"Have a nice day ma'am" Rarity said to the last customer as they left Carousel Boutique. She had a busy day today with making and fixing many dresses, tuxedos, and drawing up some new designs for future projects. She wiped the sweat from her forehead with her hoof. "Wow! This was one of the busiest days I've had in a while! So many customers and so many projects to do with such little time! Well, it will keep me busy for a while!"
She used her horn to take off her styling glasses and started clean up her work area. In a matter of minutes, everything was neatly set in place. Every piece of fabric and string was put back in their place and set nicely together. She heard hoofsteps off in the distance coming down the stairs. "Hi Sis!" Sweetie Belle greeted her older sister.
"Oh, hello Sweetie Belle." Rarity replied to her.
"Looks like you had a busy day today!"
"Yes, I did! It was exhausting! But I'm glad it's over for today. I'm sure it will be
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The Lion and the Lamb
Chapter Six: Comfort
Smokey set a towel wrapped around a chunk of snow upon Fluttershy's forehead to help reduce the fever. Even though the pegasus' shuddering body revolted against having anything cold touch her, she knew it was what she needed to fight the fever. Her painkiller had worn off and the dull throbbing in her hoof added to her misery.
The dragon retrieved another pain pill and a glass of water for her. "Here you are, Miss Fluttershy. Another painkiller for your hoof."
Removing the makeshift ice pack from her forehead, Fluttershy slowly sat upright. She accepted the proffered capsule and swallowed it down with the glass of water. Handing it back to the reptile, she snuggled back under the covers and replaced the cold press on her head.
"I'll go out and get you some medicine right away." Smokey brushed Fluttershy's cheek with the backs of his index and middle fingers. He wasn't too fon
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The Lion and the Lamb
Chapter Four: The Intruder
Smokey's attention had been stolen from the still flustered pegasus when the baby griffin launched herself into his lap. He tilted his head downward and laughed as the white bundle slid down his kneeling leg. "Aw, am I not giving you enough attention, sweetie?"
The baby griffin batted an eagle foot at the dragon's descending hand in a playful manner. A chuckle escaped his throat and he gently rolled the tiny creature onto her back, scaly fingers scratching and prodding at the soft belly. The tickling sensations caused by the dragon sent the griffin into a fit of adorable high-pitched giggles. A glowing warmth pressed against the hearts of the dragon and the pony at the display.
She eventually escaped the clutches of the dragon's fingers and bounced several feet away, the playful glint still danced in her eyes. Throwing his dignity to the winds, Smokey dropped down on al
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 21Chapter Twenty-One: Childish ShenanigansThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 21 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Another dim winter morning fell upon Equestria, its sun taking a slivering peek over the horizon with an almost cheeky deliberation. The interior of the Everfree Forest was as pitch black as the night due to the low quantity of sunlight, but the creatures knew it was time to get up. As the small flock of doves hung back in their open cages, Ross took it upon himself to wake up the dragon sprawled out on the space next to Fluttershy and Chenoa--as he always did. He started by tiptoeing up to his nose, then turned around to tickle it with his cottony tail.
Scrunching up the bridge of his snout with a resounding high-pitched giggle, Smokey pulled his head away and rolled over…
Right off of the mattress.
The feeling of his scaly weight meeting the cold, hard stone floor jostled him out of his slumber. The draconic being couldn’t see much considering the dying cinders crackling in the blackened firewood was the
The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 3The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Three: Bonding
The dragon returned shortly after putting his medical supplies away, ambling into the kitchenette to wash his hands. As the mixture of warm water and soap coated his hands, splashing away any traces of bodily fluids, he turned his head into the direction of the yellow pegasus, offering her a gregarious grin. The mare half-turned her head away from him shyly. Finding the pony's bashfulness positively adorable, the reptile couldn't help but give a soft chuckle. After drying off his hands, he grabbed a ladle and a bowl from the overhead cabinet--though it wasn't much of an "overhead" cabinet considering the dragon's stature--and proceeded to fill it. After all, the home was built with ponies in mind.
He directed himself towards Fluttershy, taking great care to not spill the chowder as it swished about in the bowl with every movement he made. He slowly knelt in front of her and blew into the bowl just as he had done for the baby griffon.
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 24Chapter Twenty-Four: CondolencesThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 24 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chenoa squealed as Pinkie Pie swung her tail at the ball, lunging forth at the incoming object… and getting hit in the face. The chick halted briefly, but she laughed and batted back at the ball, unfazed from the gentle impact. Had Smokey seen it, it would’ve provoked his protective instincts. As of now, he was busied crushing the tomatoes and blending the ingredients for the sauce. Fluttershy, however, expressed prominent trepidation.
The equines exhaled on relieved sighs, having expected the baby to burst out crying. Giggling, Pinkie Pie bumped the ball back.
“Excuse me, Fluttershy,” Rarity began, her full attention on the addressed mare. “I had been mulling over something. Ever since I saw that sweet little chick yesterday, I was struck with inspiration! Perhaps developing a small line of clothing for little ones.”
The yellow pegasus ent
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 22Chapter Twenty-Two: An Early ArrivalThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 22 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“No, no, Chenoa. You must keep that on. It’s to keep you from having accidents.” Fluttershy plopped down on her haunches beside the baby and pressed lightly at the material with her good hoof. It was plush and certainly soft enough, but she figured the baby just simply was not used to wearing diapers.
The chick was instantaneously distracted by her adoptive mother, and subsequently pouted for a pair of moments that she wasn’t permitted to take off the white, fluffy thing enveloping the lower half of her body. While she understood the word "no", she had yet to learn her name. After those moments passed, she began to converse with Fluttershy about how much fun she had with the dragon in a series of babbles, coos, and giggles. During halfway, she laughed more frequently as her mind trailed back to the trouble she caused. Of course, her young mind had not classified her actions a
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 12Chapter Twelve: The Crime SceneThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Smokey trudged through the snowy paths of Ponyville, occasionally tossing a friendly toothy grin as a few ponies he passed by. If only he hadn’t shown his gleaming white fangs in his grin, maybe he wouldn’t have been retaliated by such responding looks of fear. Though he was long used to such responses, a hope that had been long dead--a hope that out there were ponies who would accept him despite his draconic appearance--a hope that had been rekindled by Fluttershy.
Of course there existed ponies who would accept Smokey as a friend in a heartbeat. He had misfortune to thank for following him in his early years to the present. Misfortune guided him to the wrong ponies at the wrong times, crushing all hope of acceptance out of the winged reptile. Now, it didn’t matter if any more ponies accepted him. Fluttershy and Chenoa--along with his own animal friends--was all he needed and all the fortune he was going to ask for
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 7Chapter Seven: Mommy and DaddyThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With the largest pot Smokey possessed filled with broth, sliced vegetables, and herbs simmering upon the wood burning stove set on low heat, he prepared meals for his animals. The dragon opened the left cabinet door to the storage space built in under the counter and reached in to retrieve one of two industrial-sized bags. One was filled with bird seed, the other had grass pellets. The clawed hand grasped onto the rolled up top of the seed feed first.
As the crinkling sounds of the bag's material reached the ear holes and registered themselves into the brains of all five doves, they immediately took to the air and gathered at the table, disturbing the rabbit. The leporidae grunted his displeasure at having his nap interrupted--especially since the content of his dream consisted of a massive garden of ripe carrots that exceeded his size multiple t
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 16Chapter Sixteen: The Intruder ReturnsThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the cool evening swept in, Fluttershy stretched and yawned, rolling over… and squeaking lightly as she felt a large source of warmth beside her. Turning her head, she giggled softly. She had felt quite cozy as she slept, but she had thought it was thanks to the blanket. Seeing that Smokey had climbed in with her and Chenoa to further keep them safe and warm caused her to feel an even greater sense of gratitude and affection for him.
Her chest rising with warmth and heart beating a bit harder than usual, she leaned in to give him a light kiss on his cheek.
A wide grin spread itself across the sleeping dragon’s face at the touch of Fluttershy’s lips, a soft purr vibrating in his throat. His free ear frill twitched a couple times before he snuggled in closer with another purr.
Pulled out of her slumber, the baby griffon shifted between them, ro
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 10Chapter Ten: An AccidentThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That settles it! Chenoa, it is!" Closing the book, Smokey set it aside and scooted closer to the mattress, his attention settling on the newly named chick. "What do you think of your name, Chenoa? Do you like it?" he cooed, bringing his hand underneath her face to lightly tickle her chin.
Chenoa giggled and pressed her head into Smokey's palm, being more concerned with a head rub than her new name. Babbling a couple of non-existent words and throwing out a squeak carried out on a lengthy note, she indulged in the feeling of her daddy's scaly fingers rubbing into her scalp.
Fluttershy narrowed her eyes with a motherly smile, stroking the newly christened Chenoa on her back and leaning down to nuzzle her lightly on the other side of her head. Pulling away, she gazed up at Smokey with a wondrous expression.
"She's so happy..." she murred, before turning her eyes back to the chick. "So cute..."
"We'll make sure she stays happy." Smokey's adoring
Shipping and Handling Chap. 5"And checkmate." Cloudcover declared, effectively trapping Breeze's king and ending the chess game. Breeze scrutinized the board for several seconds before sighing and sweeping the remaining pieces of the board with a hoof.Shipping and Handling Chap. 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's the fourth game in a row you've won," the red pony grumbled indignantly.
Cloudcover grinned. "I've always been somewhat of a whiz at this game. Better luck next time, mate. Shall we set up again?"
"Nah," Breeze replied. "We've been at it all day," he glanced at the clock. "Literally. It must be a slow day for shipping in Equestria."
"Did anyone get assigned a job at all today?" Cloudcover asked.
"Yeah," said Breeze. "Haven't you noticed that we haven't seen Ditzy in a couple hours?"
"Ah, right," said the white pegasus, scanning the room to confirm that the mare was not present. "Sorry, it's hard to concentrate with those two always yelling."
He pointed th
Shipping and Handling Chap. 6"Happy Birthday, Dinky!"Shipping and Handling Chap. 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The tiny unicorn squealed with delight as she gazed upon her surprise party. The backyard of the little cottage had been transformed into a veritable filly's wonderland. Several tables were laid out, covered in festive tablecloths and adorned with balloons. A mountain of colorfully wrapped gifts was piled in on one of them, and the rest were laden with large amounts of sweets. There was even a huge custom birthday cake, a real one, professionally prepared at Sugarcube Corner, instead of the muffin topped with a candle Dinky was used to receiving on her birthday.
Many of the fillies and colts from Dinky's class at school stood in the yard as well. Dinky immediately recognized the trio who called themselves the Cutie Mark Crusaders, as well as Pipsqueak, the new colt who had moved from Trottingham a few months earlier. Twist, the geeky but friendly filly who sat next to Dinky in class,
Shipping and Handling Chap. 7"Mister Autumn Breeze, please come to my office. I have an assignment for you."Shipping and Handling Chap. 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Looks like the boss needs me," Breeze said. "I'll catch you later, Ditzy. Good luck on your assignment, if you get one today."
He leaned in much closer to the female pegasus. "And good luck with you know who," he whispered, giving his head a twitch in the direction of a certain blue unicorn, who was ignoring the pegasi and flipping through a magazine as usual.
"I hate being stuck here alone with Glow," Ditzy whispered back.
"Don't let her get under your skin," Breeze replied quietly. "You know she's usually just full of idle threats and empty insults."
Breeze got up and trotted over to the door. "Anyway, see ya'."
"Bye," Ditzy replied, watching her coworker trot down the stairs.
Silence reigned for a few moments. Ditzy slowly made her way back toward the side of the room where she and Breeze had been sitting, as far as possi
Shipping and Handling Chap. 11Tick. Tick. Tick.Shipping and Handling Chap. 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was strangely quiet in the employee lounge at Equestria Speedy Shipping Services. The only sounds were the ticking of the wall clock, and the low, vibrating hum emitting from Watt, as was normal for him when he was actually sitting still. Glow and Cloudcover had already been sent on assignment, and, more worryingly, Ditzy hadn't shown up yet at all.
Breeze glanced once again at the clock. "Where in Equestria is Ditzy?" he asked absently to Watt. "She's been a little late before, but she should have been here over an hour ago."
"Maybe she's taking the day off," Watt suggested.
Breeze frowned. "Maybe. But I think she would have told me yesterday if she was planning to take vacation today."
Watt squinted, thinking hard. "Maybe she got abducted by spaceponies, then?"
Breeze stared blankly at his coworker, who apparently was under the impression that spaceponies wer
Shipping and Handling Chap. 3"Muffins!"Shipping and Handling Chap. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ditzy burst through the door of the employee lounge, leapt into the air, and flew straight across the room to the breakfast table. An entire muffin was already in her mouth before her hooves even touched the floor again. The grey pegasus chewed contently for a few moments.
"Hungry today, are we?"
Ditzy snapped out of her muffin trance, and turned to glance at the pony who had addressed her.
"Hi Breeze!" she greeted cheerfully after managing to swallow the large quantity of muffin she had been chewing.
"Hey." Breeze replied, flashing a friendly smile. "So, how'd that first job go yesterday? Did you manage to fulfill your client's request?"
Ditzy nodded enthusiastically and proceeded to tell her co-worker all about the previous day's assignment.
"Well, sounds like an easy one, but I bet Candyfloss planned that, it being your first assignment and all" Breeze answered when her story had concluded. "But still, you
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"Okay students, settle down!" Miss Cheerilee sang as she trotted into the classroom. "You all know what today is, right? It's time for another Family Appreciation Day!"
A few of the foals in class perked up upon hearing the announcement. After all, Family Appreciation Day meant a guest speaker was coming, which in turn meant the day's lecture was cancelled.
Cheerilee smiled. "Good, I see I've gotten everypony's attention," she said. "So today, we'll be meeting a family member of one of our newest students, Pipsqueak."
At the back of the class, Pipsqueak flattened his ears shyly against his head. "Um, Miss Cheerilee?" he piped up hesitantly. "I'm sorry, but my uncle's going to be a little bit late. He dropped by this morning as I was on my way to school and told me he had to take an assignment from work, so "
Pipsqueak trailed off, but Cheerilee
Shipping and Handling Chap. 4"Attention employees. It is now five o'clock. Your shift is over for the day. See you next week."Shipping and Handling Chap. 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Breeze stomped his front hooves in satisfaction upon hearing the intercom message, and quickly cantered out of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services' Headquarters. Once outside, he bent down and extended his wings, ready to take off.
"Hey Breeze! Wait up!"
Breeze turned to face the source of the familiar female voice, looking up as Ditzy Doo descended and (for once) landed successfully.
"I just got back from a job," Ditzy panted. "Are we done for the day?"
"Yep," Breeze replied. "Candyfloss just announced it was closing time. We're done until Monday."
"Alright, I guess I'll head home then," Ditzy said.
"Which way are you headed?" The male pegasus asked. "Towards Cloudsdale?"
"Well in that general direction," Ditzy replied.
"Cool. We'll fly together."
The two pegasi took to the a
Shipping and Handling Chap. 8Dinky Doo trotted back and forth in front of Twist, like a military sergeant addressing a private.Shipping and Handling Chap. 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright, Twist, let's go over it one more time. I know we can figure out what's going on."
Twist sighed and flipped back to the first page of the notebook yet again. "Dinky, are you sure we're not just on a wild goose chase?"
"Yes, I'm sure!" Dinky replied, pounding her front hooves for emphasis. "My mom's hiding something; that much is obvious. You and I need to find out what it is."
Twist rubbed her chin with a hoof for a moment as she thought. "You know, Dinky, usually parents have a good reason for doing what they do. Even if you're right, and your mom really is keeping something from you, maybe it's for the best that it stays that way. Did you consider that?"
Dinky's gaze fell. "I I did think that," she said softly. "That's why I've been feigning ignorance, even though it'
Shipping and Handling Chap. 12" And the next thing I knew, the spaceponies were on top of me! They captured me with their immobilizing ion ray, hoisted me on to their mysterious whirring spaceship, and strapped me to a table! I had to just lie there while they probed me with their-"Shipping and Handling Chap. 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Watt," Cloudcover interrupted. "By any chance, are you making this up as you go along?"
"Well, yeah," Watt said. "But I really did get abducted by spaceponies one time! It's just, instead of spiriting me away to their ship and performing horrific experiments, we just went out and got pizza and saw a movie. But c'mon, what kind of freaky science fiction story can I make out of that?"
Cloudcover had no response, so instead he changed the subject.
"Oh look Watt, we're here."
The sun was already ducking behind the horizon as the two stallions once again trotted up to the door of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services. A note was tacked to the outside.
Shipping and Handling: Candyfloss's Bonus ChapterDr. Candyfloss in: Operation CadenceShipping and Handling: Candyfloss's Bonus Chapter in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ponyville was not a town full of early risers. Usually, when the sun had barely poked its upper rim over the horizon, the small town's residents were still fast asleep. But, as usual, one aging white unicorn was already wide awake, and humming contently to himself as he trotted through the front door of the small business he owned.
Dr. Candyfloss, owner and C.E.O. of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services, had always enjoyed the peace that came with the early morning. By nature, Candyfloss was a calm, level-headed type of pony, but in a town like Ponyville, excitement was never far away. At least, not once its residents had awoken.
Candyfloss settled into the large, comfortable chair in his small office and checked the clock. It would still be a short while until his employees arrived, and possibly a lengthy amount of time after that until the first call of the day came in. So, as