TLoS: World at War Ch. 43"Vell, zis is not vhat I expected." said Richtofen. Ever since arriving, he was getting increasingly disatisfied with the island. "I zought zis was known as the Vhite Isles. Instead, ve get dark gray in a sea of blue..."TLoS: World at War Ch. 43 in Settings More Like This
"We're not here to sightsee Richtofen," said Spyro, walking ahead, "We're here to meet a very important person. Hopefully, he can help us."
"Speaking of vhich, who is zis someone?" Richtofen and Takeo followed. "You have to failed to mention ze name."
"His name is the Chronicler. He is known as the wisest dragon out here, and he spoke to me several times in my dreams. I only hope that I'm not going insane and hope to find something useful out here." answered Spyro.
"I trust in you, Spyro." said Takeo, Arisaka out and aimed at all sides. "So does the doctor. Right?"
"Ja Herr Spyro..." assured Richtofen. After sometime
TLoS: World at War Ch. 52Lenin slowly glided across the darkening, purple sky. The entire flight had been quiet. Dempsey was too upset to talk. He felt he was abandoning a friend to the merciless hands of the apes. Nikolai offered Dempsey some of his vodka. Dempsey looked at the bottle, shrugged and took a swig. Nikolai pat his back and capped the drink.TLoS: World at War Ch. 52 in Settings More Like This
"See? Vodka will always make things better. At least, for a while." Nikolai smiled and looked forward.
Dempsey then allowed a smile of his own to creep across his face. The vodka somehow cheered him up, a little at least.
"When we get back to that mountain, there will be hell to pay!" he growled.
"I'll drink to that comrade!" laughed Nikolai and he uncapped the bottle. He took one long draught and capped it again. Lenin seemed a bit perked up by the sudden change in mood as he increased his speed from a glide to actual flapping o
TLoS: World at War Ch. 40Toran stood there in silence, with Dempsey still struggling under his paw.TLoS: World at War Ch. 40 in Settings More Like This
"Let him go!" ordered Cursed Zoidius again.
"Wha...? What is this...?" Toran began. His only answer was a charge from Cursed Zoidius. Toran yelped in surprised and tried to kick Cursed Zoidius off, but he was pinned on the ground. Zoidius's strength had increased by a factor of five and Toran couldn't match it. Dempsey then rolled away and onto his feet when Toran was taken down. He ran up to Nikolai.
"What the fuck is this?" he asked Nikolai and watching Cursed Zoidius.
"How the hell should I know?" Nikolai responded. "I've never seen something like this."
Toran grunted in effort as he tried in vain to escape. Cursed Zoidius growled and lowered his head to Toran's.
"You! All we wanted was a place to stay for one night! One damn night! You ruin it by accusing us of being spies a
TLoS: World at War Ch. 42It was long past into the night when Zoidius finally woke up. He was still feeling light-headed from transforming and he drowsily looked around the dark room. He looked down to see himself lying on a big soft bed. He had tried to remember what had happened. His eyes went wide as he remembered his transformation and that Dempsey and Nikolai were probably being held prisoner in the village. He jumped off and ran outside. Millions of stars were visible and he looked up to see the two moons getting closer. He heard laughing and he turned his head to west where the village was. There was a bright glow coming from the direction. He sprinted to the village and stopped to find that there were many colored lanterns hanging around the houses and the caves. Groups of dragons were walking by, groups were standing in a corner laughing and talking. Some of them looked at Zoidius,TLoS: World at War Ch. 42 in Settings More Like This
TLoS: World at War Ch. 30"Spyro! You're all right!" yelled Zoidius. He dashed forward with the humans close behind. He quickly turned his gaze to Cynder. His feeling of relief was replaced by an irritating curiosity, as if he felt he met her before. He decided he would find out later as in the middle of a pirate arena was not the place or time to answer such a question.TLoS: World at War Ch. 30 in Settings More Like This
The pirate audience roared their outrage and instead of throwing rocks or wooden tankards, they began to hurl knives and dynamite. Zoidius quickly placed a plasma shield around the group and the knives disintergrated when they made contact with it. The explosions of the dynamite did nothing more than ripple shield. Zoidius grit his teeth as the constant abuse began to take a toll on his strength. Eventually, he would have to break it or the fatigue would knock him out.
Right when the Zoidius was about to let it go, a rumble coursed thr
TLoS: World at War Ch. 11The six of them kept trudging along the dirt path, completely quiet. The four soldiers had their guns out in their arms, should they need it again if they are attacked. Pretty soon, exhaustion was beginning to set it.TLoS: World at War Ch. 11 in Settings More Like This
"Aw man. My feet hurt. Can we take a break?" asked Dempsey. He sat down to the side of the path, grasped his feet and tried to massage them through his boots.
"Get up." said Nikolai. "We can't stop now. We could be attacked again should we remain idle."
"...attacked again should we remain idle." mimicked Dempsey. "There ain't going to be anymore trouble we can't handle."
"Nikolai is right. We need to be ready for anything else along the road" said Spyro. Dempsey just sighed in defeat. He slowly stood back up and started to head to the front, when a loud snap made everyone freeze. There was a second snap and everyone's muscles tensed up, ready to fight any intrude
TLoS: World at War Ch. 10The two beasts leaped at the group, one leaped at Spyro while the other one leaped at Takeo. Takeo reacted quickly and jumped out of the way. He reached for the Arisaka on his back, unslung it and fired one round at the monster. The wolf yelped as the bullet struck its leg. The monster snarled angrily and attempted to leap again, but with the wound it received, it jumped alot slower. This time, Takeo was ready. His Arisaka did not have the bayonet on it, but that didn't stop him from clubbing the beast in the face with the butt of his rifle.TLoS: World at War Ch. 10 in Profiles More Like This
The beast fell to the ground, stunned. Takeo ran up to it, put his left foot on its snout, aimed his gun at the head, and fired. The beast just went limp, as the bullet entered its brain. Takeo then got off while muttering, "Too easy..." He heard a shout to see that Spyro was on the ground.
TLoS: World at War FinalNoon. This is it. This is the time to settle matters with the Dark Master and his croonies.TLoS: World at War Final in Settings More Like This
Dempsey, Spyro, Nikolai and Richtofen nodded together and said their good-byes to the villagers.
"You be careful do you understand me? I will not tolerate anything bad happening. I will desecrate your corpses if you die." Toran growled, but a sad twinkle in his eyes. The humans and the purple dragon nodded.
"We will old timer," assured Dempsey. "We will."
The group turned to the main crowd that had gathered. The crowd erupted into applause and roars of hope as the group took to the air and headed to the Well of Souls.
Lenin took the three humans rather easily. He seemed to have gotten much better and stronger. Spyro seemed to have gotten stronger as well.
"Guys..." Spyro began. "I must fight Gaul alone..." To his surprise, he only received nods. &
TLoS: World at War Ch. 39"Well, as I said, we're travellers. We're heading to Warfang." said Zoidius. He didn't feel good about lying, but had he told them the real reasons, the villagers might not want them to stay, and they need the rest.TLoS: World at War Ch. 39 in Settings More Like This
"Warfang is quite a long ways away. Where did you come from?" asked Kala, lying down on the grass. The other dragons lost all suspicion and gathered around the three visitors. Some of the hatchlings came up to Nikolai and sniffed him.
"You smell funny..." squeaked a hatchling with sky blue scales.
"That would be the vodka...I think..." Nikolai took a deep breath. "Yeah, that would be the vodka."
Zoidius and Dempsey sat down on the grass with Kala. "We were held captive by pirates." said Zoidius with a false shudder to build sympathy.
"More pirates..." growled one of the adults. "They're expanding pretty rapidly."
"Hush up..." said
TLoS: World at War Ch. 38"Where we headed?" Dempsey called. They have been flying for two hours and yet, they were still hovering above the void.TLoS: World at War Ch. 38 in Settings More Like This
"To a village due west of here. We will rest there and then search for Cynder." Zoidius called back.
"Wait...how the hell do you know where it is if we're in some sort of empty space?" he asked.
"For the past hour or so, I've been scanning with my mind crystal for any other life out here. About twenty minutes ago, I detected the minds of some dragons from the village I mentioned."
Dempsey looked confused, but said, "Hell, I don't care anymore. This entire world has been fucking insane ever since that teleporter sent us here." Zoidius merely smiled and continued on. Nikolai's Dreadwing followed him. Nikolai had grown quite fond of the Dreadwing.
"You are very smelly. Just like my fourth wife! She was pretty though. Pretty a
fightim tierd of hearing you two fightfight in Free Verse More Like This
night after night
just grab you stuff and go
you dont need to make a show
of how "in charge" you are
just get in his stupid car
and disapear for the night
please just stop this stupid fight
Meant For....PleaseMeant For.... in Free Verse More Like This
Don't make me feel
If you do
I cannot heal
For you see
I'm meant to be
Cold as stone
Hard as bone
Don't make me care
I know you think
My request's unfair
For you should know
That I must go
I was meant to cry
Built to die
Don't make me stay
When all I need
Is to get away
I was meant to greave
Meant to leave
I'm not built for "love"
Or for rising above
You smile at me
With knowing eyes
To my surprise
"Yea, but since when do you follow the rules?"
too beattic toktoo beat in Free Verse More Like This
times running out
on the friendship clock
the bad that happend
you said you wanted to fix
somewhere in our conversation
did meanings mix?
i thought, by what you said,
you were really going to try
but aparently you dont care
so il ask; why?
what did i do
to desirve your hate?
if we dont fix it now
itl be to late
im too beat
to re-wind the clock
We Destroy the Earths BeautySun setWe Destroy the Earths Beauty in Free Verse More Like This
Bathed in beauty
With a touch of pink at the edges
A reddish hue above my head
As the sun slowly slides below the horizon
Taking its gift of color
The moon appearing from behind a cloud
Lifting everything in a purlie light
It caresses the leaves that gently wave in the breeze
The sound of crickets
And rustling branches
A symphony like no one could ever create
A choir of crickets begins to sing
A sharp screech drowns them out
Headlights whip around the corner
Showering everything in its artificial light
Destroying the illusion of the moon
Another hunk of metal behind it
The noise of engines
And loud music
And go back inside
Two Sides of MeI stand my ground (wanting to run)Two Sides of Me in Free Verse More Like This
I withstand the pain (wanting a gun)
I smile and laugh (wanting to cry)
I live my life (wanting to die)
You see me happy (though its all just an act)
About sorrow I say im joking (though its secretly fact)
I say im not hungry (my thoughts only on food)
My words are polite (my thoughts frequently rude)
I say I don't need friends (longing for someone to talk to)
I say nothings wrong (longing to learn why I said id make do)
I say I'm numb (wanting a reason to feel)
I say that I'm fine (wanting to find how to heal)
Would AnyoneWould anyone careWould Anyone in Free Verse More Like This
if i wasnt there
Would anyone even know
if i did go
Would anyone cry
if i were to die
Would anyone ever see
that they did this to me
-.- he didnt give me a titlegive me a reason to live-.- he didnt give me a title in Free Verse More Like This
because I seem to have lost my own
I misplaced it and now I'm sitting here
give me a reason to keep hanging on
to this ledge that won't stop breaking
I've got no strength to play this game
I'm tired of pointlessly faking
give me a reason to stay fighting
in the world of endless defeat
I'm tired of saying "I'm fine" and keep going
I'm tired of all this deceit
Shouts of SilenceOh the voulumesShouts of Silence in Free Verse More Like This
silence can speak
Silence can say
that words cannot convay
Oh the silence
The deffening silence
My ears ring with your purity
In this silence
i can hear
all the voices of those
who suffer in silence
who have been silenced
we make the world hear
how important you are
to all of us
We show the world
that we are not
Our silence will be heard
Today we will speak up
by not saying a word
that it will make them squirm
They hear our cries
And it makes them uncomfortable
What better way
to make the violence
making them hear
"Shouldn't we be telling them
to stop the hate?
Shouldn't we tell them
instead of sitting
which would you take note of more;
A bunch of people
that the world is wrong?
A sound heard
on a dayly basis
or would it be the silence?
The everlasting silence
for you to hear
A large group of
what i ami am a flamewhat i am in Free Verse More Like This
looking intoresting from a distence
but burning anyone who dares aproch
i am the dark allyway
no one wants to pass bye
for fear that something bad will happen
i am a knife
cold and emotionless
mindlessly cutting anything in sight
i am the angle of death
tricking you with my wings
only so i can get close enough to take your soul
i am a book
tattered and torn
imposible to read
i am an airplain
only being used to get people from pint a
to point b
i am me
but can be
so much more
lieryou call yourself a friend?lier in Free Verse More Like This
all you ever do is pretend
pretend to care
pretend to cry
pretend it hurts
to say goodbye
you tell the world you love?
yet you always act like your above
above all your "friends"
above all your peers
then someone tells you that you arent
and you eyes get wet with tears
Allegrezza - Part One+Octavia fidgeted backstage, ensuring her mane was in perfect form, her cello tuned, and that her bow wasn't frayed or missing any strings. Her equipment was perfect, and as she strode out onto the stage, cello in one hoof, bow in the other, she felt pleased that her performance would match her instrument's perfection as well.Allegrezza - Part One+ in Short Stories More Like This
Carefully, she set down the cello, resting it by the long spike that protruded from its bottom. She stood on her hind legs, a delicate and graceful synergy as she and her cello used each other for balance. Finally, she raised the bow to the strings, and began to play. The sweet melody of Beethoofen's Sixth filled the hall. It was a grand theatre that she often packed to the rafters, tonight being no exception. Octavia was extraordinarily professional, there were no tears of emotion as she played, not like other ponies she had met, a certain mint-green lyrist sprang to mind on that train of thought. No, she simply played the notes with her trademark poise and preci
Allegrezza - Part NineteenVinyl barely breathed, hardly even dared to blink her eyelids. It wasn't a tense silence when Octavia's cello finally fell silent, her private concert completed with a fluttering crescendo. No, it was the calmest silence Vinyl had ever experienced, a moment which neither pony wanted to break.Allegrezza - Part Nineteen in Short Stories More Like This
She could almost sense the fine, spidersilk-like strands that bonded her and Octavia together for that one, infinite moment. The moment that simply hung time in the air, the sensation of the bond feeling stronger, sturdier, yet one soft whisper would blow the moment away. She simply lay were she was, Octavia's head resting on her shoulder, that adorable little manedo she had falling across Vinyl's chest. She wasn't even sure if she was awake, she seemed as peaceful as a pony in the deepest realms of sleep.
However, Octavia was, in fact, of this waking world. She still felt detached from it, like Equestria was rushing past around them, while they experienced everything each second could offer to th
Heartstrings and Gumdrops: Part OneLyra slammed the copy of Equestria Daily on the desk, nearly unsettling her agent's cup of coffee from its precarious position where it was standing in her warpath. She leafed through the pages, as her agent watched with an abject mixture of fear and nonchalance. Finally, Lyra found the entry, and spun the newspaper towards the agent, who regarded it from underneath a pair of racing shades.Heartstrings and Gumdrops: Part One in Short Stories More Like This
"Look, Heartstrings. I know you're getting all beat up 'bout this review, but let's keep things in perspective, a'right?"
Lyra leaned forward, staring into the face of her employer. She had been finding it so extraordinarily difficult to resist the urge to force a hoof through his face in the week just past. Now his carefree attitude with her career was exactly the sort of treatment she wanted to avoid.
"Perspective?! That's the third one this week! You can't say they're a 'one-off,' or 'some cranky mare who got an uncomfy seat.' These ponies are what get ponies coming to my concerts, you can
Allegrezza - Part SixteenVinyl finally managed to dislodge the treacherous treat from her trachea with a fit of heaving coughs, aided by Bonbon's frantic hoof patting her back to help her along. She had to admit, she was glad the cupcake had been ejected before somepony started the Hooflich Maneuver on her. Her normally porcelain-white face was blushing a similar shade to her eyes, and her heart was fighting against her rib cage as if it wanted to escape before the whole respiration thing got a little ugly.Allegrezza - Part Sixteen in Short Stories More Like This
Bonbon leaned back from her vigorous back patting, glancing at the tray before setting it out of both their reaches. "No problem at all. Sorry if I shocked you."
Her breathing had improved, but the blushing only increased. "Shocked? I'm not shocked, I'm cool with fiillyfo-with being with mares and all, it's okay. Just that yeh, I didn't know you could actually marry another mare."
Bonbon giggled into her hoof, her beige cheeks lighting up slightly. She was especially quick
Allegrezza - Part Fourteen"So remind me, why do you want me to come with you, Octy?"Allegrezza - Part Fourteen in Short Stories More Like This
Octavia covered her face with a hoof, sighing into the sole. "Because I can hardly be seen to go to such an event alone."
Vinyl mused over the comment as the pair trotted towards the performance hall. It was just visible in the distance, exactly the sort of thing Victorian-era ponies thought would look cool. To Vinyl, it just looked old. She couldn't help but remember the jumpers her grandmare would knit for her as a filly, and she'd have to wear, begrudgingly. She stopped her daydreaming, turning back to Octavia.
"And you don't have any friends who would...y'know, actually like this kinda music?"
Octavia didn't meet her gaze, but she saw her eyes track everywhere from the floor to awkwardly pointing away to her right. Anywhere but a place where she'd meet Vinyl's own gaze.
"They were...all busy. You know, playing their own orchestral pieces and the like." She followed with a grin that made Vinyl want to push further, ho
Allegrezza - Part TwentySunlight finally drifted through the window, it smote the dust that curled and flurried in the new morning breeze, like the blizzards seen in a snowglobe. It crawled its way across the floor as time rolled on, finally alighting upon a pair of ponies asleep on the sofa, and in one-another's embrace.Allegrezza - Part Twenty in Short Stories More Like This
The sun was what raised Octavia from her uncharacteristically late slumber. She shifted herself slightly as she woke, reworking muscles that had lain comfortably unused for the night. Her eyelids flickered open to see the pillow of electric-blue hair she had fallen asleep on that night. The night before came rushing back, Octavia's cheeks lighting up as she recalled some of the events that had...occurred last night. It had perhaps gotten a little bit out of hoof, the worrying part being there was no haze of alcohol to blame this time.
She toyed with Vinyl's mane as she shifted slightly into a more comfortable position again behind her. Octavia found herself re-wrapping her forelegs around Vi
Allegrezza - Part FifteenBonbon lead Vinyl out into the theatre hall. Despite the grandeur of the exterior - in all its Neo-Gothic glory - the interior was pretty much the same as any other hall Vinyl had been to. A rare few halls, but she had went on trips to pantomimes as a filly. The stage was a semi-circular plate of perfectly smooth wood, almost as if it were carved from one tree trunk. Beyond it stretched seats arranged in rows all the way to the edge like the old Ponan Colosseum, creating an inclined semi-circle focused toward the stage in its centre.Allegrezza - Part Fifteen in Short Stories More Like This
They found a pair of seats near the front row, there were few other ponies in the hall. Vinyl supposed nopony would want to see a rehearsal or audition, they'd much rather see the finished product. Unless it was like Equestrian Idol, if those sort of auditions were the subject matter at hoof, then Vinyl felt she would enjoy the night.
Bonbon took a seat near the gangway, while Vinyl sat next to her, and the tray of pilfered cupcakes took its socially-accep
Allegrezza - Part EighteenVinyl had, true to her word, spent the intervening time between Octavia's departure and subsequent arrival eating roughly half her body mass in chocolate fondue treats. It had essentially culminated in a conveyor-belt like motion with the waiter simply depositing a pile of marshmallows, fruit and sweets next to the fountain, and leaving her to it. She was in the very careful process of levitating a stick made of three skewers held together by marshmallows coating every millimetre of it's length into the cascading confectionery goodness. Who would have fruit with chocolate anyway?Allegrezza - Part Eighteen in Short Stories More Like This
It was in this precise zone of concentration that rarely came to Vinyl, that Octavia found her. Or, more accurately, Octavia sidelined in her a full-body-tackle-come-crushing-hug. After recovering the air from her lungs with a few gasping breaths, Vinyl looked up to see the overbearing grin on Octavia's face.
"You..got the...place then?"
Octavia nodded her head in a rapid manner that seemed capable of s
Allegrezza - Part Thirty-OneThe midnight moonlight crept through the curtains, illuminating the room within. Eerie protrusions burst forth from the floor and walls, casting grim and wavering shadows that seemed to stalk their way across the room. Octavia had never enjoyed nighttime, her night sight had never been something to shout about. Sadly, Vinyl's room was full of all manner of debris, casting irregular pony-shaped shadows onto her imagination.Allegrezza - Part Thirty-One in Short Stories More Like This
The problem being, of course, that Octavia couldn't sleep. But an hour ago, this had been something of an advantage during the nighttime activities. Now though, it kept her mind turning over the same niggling doubts, snowballing them into overbearing worries and trepidations. She glanced at her...partner. She supposed that was the correct term, was it not? It had been a worryingly infrequent label that she had been unable to apply to many other ponies. Yes, the insufferably idiotic- yet practically saintly - mare laying beside her was her partner. Octavia felt assure
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Mounting entries on her to-do list coupled with a draining amount of time in which to attend to them had made Octavia somewhat irritable. The night of the Gala was upon them, and she was expected to be in attendance with her ensemble in no less than an hour. As such, it was very much to her chagrin that she discovered Vinyl asleep on the bed, where she should have already begun changing into her outfit.
A burst of sharp jabs to the stomach remedied the situation, and Vinyl's bleary eyes were met with the sight of a rather indignant Octavia bearing down on her.
"Vinyl, are you asleep?!"
A brief respite was given from the intent glare, as Vinyl's hooves shakily rubbed her eyes.
"Yeah...I was, what's up?"
Octavia practically cuffed Vinyl to her hooves, her benevolence somewhat lessened by copious amounts of stress, and an impatient cart driver waiting outside to bear them away to the palace.
"You're what's meant to be up! Come on! Ge
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Clockwork shook her head and yawned, "Sorry, I must've dozed off " She blinked owlishly at the Monopony board on the table, the board pieces glinting in the overhead light. Only a slight turn of her head allowed her to see the warm wood paneling and thick cream carpeting. The nearby window was partially open to allow in the crisp evening breeze. She rested on a lush red couch that gave gently under her hooves when she stretched, and a nearby radio added some light background music that threatened to lull her back to sleep. A droning floated past her from the other room, where her parents must have been listening to a different broadcast. Her heart warmed at the familiar comforts of home.
Stifling another wide yawn, she lea
A New Breed: Chapter 19 - pt2 "How do I get myself into these messes?"A New Breed: Chapter 19 - pt2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The mare asked herself this for the umpteenth time as she slunk along the wall. Her grey coat was lost amidst the grey-white rocks, but her dyed pink and lavender mane stood out like a spotlight. What seemed to be worse was the sheer lack of any deep shadows, as if the entire network of caves and hallways glowed with a silvery light. This lead Flourish to wonder, perhaps for the first time, if the moon was just a weaker sun. Were conditions different, would this have been the sun?
The idea of burning to a crisp caused the mare to shiver slightly before shaking her head. She had to force herself to focus, and such random thoughts weren't helping her in the least. Not that the Destroyer Imp sitting placidly in the large dome-shaped roo
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"The longest journey begins with a single step."
"Who are you really? A traitor?!? A spy??!?" came the demand from the home just ahead of them. Carrot Top was faster then she looked for such a slight thing. She had Twilight cornered, the unicorn's eyes flicked around as she tried to find a way to answer her. At least Twilight had managed to deposit Spike in his bed for sleep before being cornered. Then Bon-Bon was there with another grip on Carrot Top's tail, pulling her back.
"Calm down Carrot Top." Lyra interjected smoothly, "I don't think Twilight
Recursion: Prologue, Chapter 1"Recursion"Recursion: Prologue, Chapter 1 in Short Stories More Like This
By: The Polecat
Recursion - the act or process of returning or running back.
"In the beginning "
"Well, your credentials seem good." The heavyset stallion noted, looking over the resume on his solid oak desk.
"I worked for 3 years in Baltimare delivering the mail," The filly answered, smiling warmly.
"Well, we're a small town here in Ponyville, you'd be doing the deliveries alone."
"I came out here to get away from the big city, sir. It won't be a problem" She answered simply, using a hoof to brush a bit of her pale blonde mane from her eyes.
"Any medical problems we need to know about?" Uh oh this was the part she was worried about.
"I have a problem with my eyes," she admitted, "I can work around it."
"What sort of problem?"
"I well" she stumbled a little bit. Even after all these years it was difficult to explain, "My eyes don't always work together as they should."
"Walleye?" he asked carefully.
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"Picking Up the Pieces"
"It's good to see you up and around," the doctor said, and smiled her best.
The mare did not answer in kind, her gaze particularly acidic as she looked over the lilac coated doctor. The doctor ignored this and used her magic to hover a clipboard at eye-level, her horn glowing gently as she surveyed the treatments and other doctor's notes about this patient. Clockwork could already guess what more then a few of those comments said: that she was surly, uncooperative, and mean spirited. She knew the doctors and nurses were only doing their best to help her, and after her brush with death, she really should be more appreciative, but she just couldn't cobble together much appreciation right now not after what Princess Luna had told her.
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"One must always make a grand entrance!"
For only 5 ponies and a baby dragon, they certainly made plenty of noise. Between Lyra bringing on the music and Bon-Bon's constant supply of food (and repeated declarations about how they all were all just "skin and bones") the party was a pleasant blur for Ditzy.
In each eye she saw a different version of the party, the "original" with Pinkie Pie and a majority of the town somehow wedged into the library/home for a raucous celebration. This new version of it was more subdued, and somehow more intimate. Had Twilight bothered to stay downstairs, she'd have been privy to some of the stories bantered back and forth, some gentle jokes at Raindrops expense (the poor filly just couldn't stay awake), Carrot Top's over-the-top antics, Bon-Bon's gentle insistence for everyone to eat more, and of course
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"In which more stuff happens."
Ditzy cursed herself as she flew along. The delay at Lyra's shop meant she'd lost sight of Twilight and her dragon assistant. Wings flicked slightly with her frustration she tried to remember who Twilight met next. She made a quick flight out to the apple orchards of Sweet Apple Acres. In the eye showing her the first time she lived this day, she'd made a loop out there to deliver a few letters. The "original" Twilight had still been stuck there being practically force-fed by the Apple clan. Ditzy had to stifle a giggle at the image even as she moved back towards town, trying to focus on this new version. The "new" Twilight wasn't there, not yet anyway. Would she go there at all? Did her entire itinerary change?
She decided she better check the duty roster for the celebration at the mayor's hall. While it was more of an event hall then a true capitol building of any type, it
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"No plan of attack ever survives first contact with the enemy."
"Are you alright?" Ditzy managed to ask, feeling rather disjointed. Just her luck she'd run into someone headlong. Slowly she rolled over, trying to scoot to one side and get some weight off her wing.
"Oh! Sorry, sorry!!" Ditzy answered quickly, shifting herself further until she was on her knees. Her head came up to look at the other pony, and suddenly the apologies died on her lips.
"You really should watch where you are going." Came the irritated answer.
"C'mon Twilight, it's not like she did it on purpose." Spike noted from the side.
"I I'm sorry." Ditzy replied, almost on automatic, "I have a problem with depth perception sometimes and I got caught in a bad crosswind."
Recursion: Chapter 4Chapter 4Recursion: Chapter 4 in Short Stories More Like This
"Doing the neighborly thing."
Ditzy managed to stay with Twilight for the light meal. Carrot was nothing if not a wonderful host, but Ditzy could see something was wrong. Even Spike seemed to notice, and voiced his concern to Twilight. For whatever reason, Twilight verbalized that concern to Carrot Top.
"Is it that obvious?" Carrot asked in a quavering voice, and was met by a trio of nods.
"Sorry, I'm just really nervous how this will go. I've put everything I have into this little carrot farm. I'm running broke and I'm relying on the boost in business the Summer Sun Celebration will give to this place. If the sales pick up from the publicity, I can finally get some breathing room." She admitted with a nervous smile.
Stronger than Stone 10"..."Stronger than Stone 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
".Discord? How are you feeling?"
Discord leaned up on his side. He had taken a nap after Twilight Sparkle had finished the Power Repleneshing spell. He yawned. "Much better, my dear. So tell me, did that return my Immortality as well?"
Twilight shifted her gaze. "Er, well, no. You see, the only pony who can restore your Immortality is the one who took it away." She looked down at the floor and added," And I don't think Celestia would want to."
Discord sighed. He had forgotten about that. He pulled Twilight into a comforting hug. "Don't worry about me, I'll... think of something." Discord patted her mane, and snapped his talons. A squirting flower appeared on his chest, and squirted Twilight in the face.
"Ha! Still got it!" He shouted triumphantly. Twilight scoffed, but laughed along with the draconequus. She conjured up a pie and tossed it in Discord's face. The two laughed louder, soon forgetting what they were even laughing about.
"JEEZ! Can't a dragon get som
Deja Discord Part 8Deja Discord Part 8: Dizzy MemoriesDeja Discord Part 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: A quick shout out to all the readers out there, thanks for reading and for all the support you've given. Another shout goes to DitzyDooLover for giving me advice, as well as being quite the regular viewer! I love you all~<3
Discord: a documentation of the tyrant rule of the draconequus, By Celestia
"Now that's a book that I have feared to lay eyes upon for quite some time," Discord said, an edge gaining in his tone. He turned to Twilight Sparkle. "How many times have you read it, my dear?"
Twilight looked guilty. She nearly whispered her answer in a Fluttershy-like tone. "Three times..."
Discord hung his head. "Yeah, that's what I thought," he said. Twilight was still unsure of why he hated the book. She walked over to him and asked.
"Why?" He answered, quite dramatically. "Why? Why? I'll tell youWhy. Because that book is a recording of my time as ruler, but not straight from the horse's mouth! Well, actually, it's
Stronger than Stone 2To Free a Being Trapped in StoneStronger than Stone 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
How had Discord known about this? How long had he planned it? Did he know about her dream? What has he learned these past few months?
More and more questions filled Twilight Sparkle's head as she read over the spell instructions.
It didn't seem entirely difficult, despite being alicorn-level magic. It was like making things out of stone, but tapping into the inner life force of the being.
Twilight checked her calendar. The Grand Gala was soon, and she had her tickets for her friends. If things went swimmingly, she could get a chance to be in the Royal Gardens to perform the spell.
Days passed, and Twilight held conversations with Discord almost every night. They'd talk about anything, and sometimes not talk at all. Just sit in silence knowing that they both were listening, even though they were seperate.
Twilight learned that Discord didn't use his spell to enter ponies' dreams, after a horrible accident involving driving one to sheer madness. Ev
The Order of Discord: CheckmateLook at you all. Fighting amongst yourselves. Ooh, it's delicious.The Order of Discord: Checkmate in General Fiction More Like This
My dear, sweet princesses. What have you done? You two used to be so kind to each other, and now you have separated.
No matter. Because your little squabble is pointless.
oh, you poor, poor foals. Splitting up into the Solar Republic and the New Lunar Empire? Making ponies choose sides? The Elements of Harmony have disbanded, and now there's only one thing brewing up between you all:
Sweet, glorious chaos.
Don't you see? Fighting between you two has caused more chaos than even I can brew. The Order of Discord has grown ever stronger because of the battle of the two sisters.
You have destroyed your own kingdom. You have created your own downfall.
Stronger than Stone 7"Watch it, Derpy!" Pinkie Pie shouted to the wall-eyed mare. Derpy was helping Pinkie out with a party for Discord. She crashed into the cieling, knocking down the Disco ball.Stronger than Stone 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Whoops, sorry, Pinkie," The bubbly pegasus apologized. "I just don't know what went wrong!" She bumped into a table, sending the punch bowl falling to the ground.
Pinkie strained a smile. "That's... okay, Derpy. Thanks for helping, but I think I can handle it from here."
Derpy drooped a bit, but smiled and trotted out. "Okay then. I've got to help out the Doctor anyway. Bye, Pinkie Pie!"
The pink party pony sighed. She wondered what help she could be for the eccentric Doctor.
She looked around. Just about everything was ready. "I hope Mr. Discord likes it," Pinkie smiled. "Ooh! I hope he brings some cool chaotic stuff, too! He should be here any minute now!"
"Come on, Discord! The party starts at any minute now!" Twilight Sparkle scolded. Discord was 'getting ready', as in fixing his bowtie for the past hour.
Discord's SymphonyTwilight awoke with a start. She had the most terrible headaache. What had happened? She tried to remember. Let's see, Ditzy Doo brought me some mail, a strange book, and a letter from... Princess Celestia? No, from somepony disguised as her. But who, and...Discord's Symphony in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She quickly realized 'who' and looked around, hoping to see his face snickering in the corner or something. But she never saw him, nor the book.
Twilight sighed. It was all just a dream...
She shuffled out of her bed and went to get breakfast. She sat down at the table, and halfheartedly lifted her fork and took a bite of her wheat waffles. They tasted strange, though, like...
"Eew! pickles?!" Twilight spat out the tainted waffle and ran to the kitchen. "Spike, what in Equestria are you cook-"
Spike was not there. It was in fact the master of chaos, struggling to read a recipe, muttering to himself.
Discord waved a hand dismissively. "Yeah, yeah, not now, my dear. I'm trying to read this blasted book," he said, not lo
Deja Discord Part 11Hello, hello?Deja Discord Part 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What are you doing here?
What do you mean, what am I doing here?
I'm trying to figure out how to work this strange device called the 'internet'. Very peculiar.
Oh, where are my manners? Well, I don't have many, but still. Formalities and such. I am Discord, master of Chaos and Disharmony. I have found this here rift that lead straight to this odd new world called Earth.
I have been exploring around different dimensions, seeing what the multiverse has for me to create disorder in.
There was this one dimension where I played quite the part in a starship on a neverending voyage. Very fun annoying the poor starfleet captain. He reminded me of Celestia quite a bit, as well as Twi-...
...*ahem* Um, I never said that. Stop looking at me like that. I said nothing. The captain reminded me of Celly and Celly only.
I never mentioned that... librarian...
What are you looking at? What? Do I miss her? HA! Don-don't make me laugh. No, no don't say it. No, I don't miss her!
Deja Discord Part 3Deja Discord Part 3: Discordant OrderDeja Discord Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Celestia went up to her room to rest, it had been a long-and confusing- day. As she removed her crown and shoes to sleep, she looked outside to see her sister's beautiful moon rising-and a familiar-looking stallion's face. "Dear Tia, I must ask: What are the sleeping arrangement plans?" Celestia blushed slightly. "Discord, please, it's been a long day. Just... grab a pillow and lay on the floor." Discord did so with a slightly annoyed look on his now-stallion face. Celestia walked over to the balcony. She looked up to the sky, not only to admire her sister's work, but to clear her head from all this chaos. Discord, as if reading her thoughts, trotted over next to her. They stared at the moon for a long time, neither saying anything.
"Hey, Tia," Discord started. She sighed, and turned her eye to him. "I've been wondering: Why are you doing this? I mean, you could've transported me to another planet without my powers, or turned me into a
Stronger than StoneA/N: Credit goes to akim562 for the opening. Thanks, pal!Stronger than Stone in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Spike, time to clean the library!" Twilight Sparkle called. Her number one assistant and little brother ran down the stairs.
"You get that side, I'll get this side," she said. Spike groaned playfully. "But you've got the smaller mess," he whined jokingly.
Twilight laughed, and levitated some books onto their proper shelves. Somehow, all the books fly off their shelves, even though nopony ever comes in here.
As Spike moved a ladder into place, Twilight stopped and stared at the book in his hand. It was a spellbook, but something was offputting about it.
"Hey, Spike," she said. "Can I see that real quick?"
The dragon tossed her the book without a second thought, and grabbed another to put away.
Twilight looked over the tome carefully. "Mythical Master Magic and Spectacular Spells: a unicorn's guide to alicorn magic?" she read. "Now where have I seen this before..."
She rubbed a hoof over its old leather cover, and a
Deja Discord Part 1Deja Discord, Part 1: Au, ContraireDeja Discord Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a glorious day in Equestria. The avatar of chaos had been defeated, and a new stained-glass window was added to Princess Celestia's grand hall. The Element Bearers and all of Ponyville gathered in the castle to celebrate. The Princess turned to her faithful student, Twilight Sparkle. "Thank you, Twilight," she said. "You showed true bravery and confidence earlier today. And with that, you brought the end of Discord, once and for all."
An evil laugh filled the great hall. Large pink clouds swirled overhead. "What in tar-nation?" Applejack managed to get out. everyone was in shock at this sight, but none more than Twilight and Celestia.
A large figure loomed in the center of the hall. It reared back to show a familiar draconequus face. "Au, Contraire, mon Capitan..." It stated, sending a chill up everypony's spine. "Heeee's BAACK!" Discord let out another maniacal laugh.
The mish-mash creature snapped his eagle c
A Mile High in the Summer SkyA Mile High in the Summer Sky starring Fluttershy and introducing SpitfireA Mile High in the Summer Sky in Short Stories More Like This
"Rainbow Dash?" Fluttershy's voice was as loud as she could make it as she looked for her friend in the rainbow-maned Pegasus pony's cloud-home but she was nowhere to be found! "...Rainbow? Oh dear!" She flumped onto a cloud and sighed. "Where are you? You promised you'd come and make a rainstorm for me! Oh, now what will happen to the poor little tadpoles?"
After weeks of cloud-free summer weather, the pools in Froggy Bottom Swamp were almost completely dried up and the eggs that the poor little frogs who lived there had laid had just hatched! Oh, what was she going to do without Rainbow's help? She didn't know anything about changing the weather!
Maybe she'd just wait here a little while and if Rainbow didn't come back she'd go and start collecting all the tadpoles to move them somewhere safe. Oh, that would take all day! But she'd have no other choice the rest of the
The Party Hasn't EndedThe Party Hasn't Ended Starring Pinkie Pie and Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended in Short Stories More Like This
It's late in the night, dancing is done
The music has died, you're ready to run
But you don't have a clue
This party hasn't ended yet not for me and you
Now you're just pretending
You're hiding from yourself
Yes you are, yes you are
Like golden rays of sun in the cloud
We're meant to be one, I know we are
If I am the sky then you are my star
Pinkie Pie stood in the middle of Sugar Cube Corner and surveyed her handiwork.
"Pinkie Pie," she said to herself. "I know I say this to you Or do I mean 'me'? every month, but you've gone and outdone yourself " She cocked her head in thought. "Or do I mean 'myself'? Oh, I can never work that out!"
The bakery was a riot of streamers and ribbons and crepe-paper and confetti, and brightly-coloured balloons floated up to the ceiling in bunches. The tables were covered with white cloths and party snacks cookies and muffins and sugar cubes and pot
Among the MoonflowersAmong the Moonsflowers starring Twilight and Princess CelestiaAmong the Moonflowers in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I'm afraid that this is a business call of sorts, Twilight darling," said Rarity, sitting down at Twilight's coffee table as the lavender-coated unicorn poured them both a cup of tea. "I've come to draw upon that limitless knowledge of yours in all things magical."
Twilight blushed and her ears went back in embarrassment. "Oh, I wouldn't call it 'limitless' exactly," she said, letting the teapot float down onto the table-top. "But I hope I can help you."
Rarity smiled back at her. "Oh, thank you darling. It's just a little question that's come up with a dress I've been asked to design for Hoity Toity's autumn range." She levitated her cup to her lips and inhaled its delicious fragrance. "You see, there's been some disagreement regarding the shape of a floral pattern that's going to be embroidered on the hem of this exquisite little cocktail dress that we're working on. Oh darling, you'd absolute
The MLP:FiM Drinking Game ver. 2.0from the quill of Butterscotch SundaeThe MLP:FiM Drinking Game ver. 2.0 in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Warning: Always drink in moderation, unless you too want to turn into a middle-aged writer of MLP fanfiction! I suggest medium strength beer for the rules as they stand, although hardcore drinkers may opt for shots.
Drink = a sip, while Finish your drink means what it says!
Take a drink whenever:
- the opening or closing sequence plays
If you choose to skip either, you must finish your drink. Shame on you!
- somepony refers to 'friendship'
Additionally, you must say "Friendship is Magic!" or finish your drink
- anypony drinks something, even if it's just hotsauce
Additionally, you must say "Confound these ponies! They drive me to drink" or finish your drink
- anypony refers to Princess Celestia
Additionally, you must say "Another thousand years!" or finish your drink
Supporters of the New Lunar Republic may choose to say "Down with the Tyrant!" instead
- Derpy Hooves appears on screen
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 1Much Ahoof About Nothing starring Princess Celestia and her faithful student Twilight SparkleMuch Ahoof About Nothing Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight watched the little white starlike flowers swirl about in her cup of elderflower tea and sighed.
Rarity put down her own cup and looked at her in sudden concern from across the table. The two of them were sitting at their favourite table at the Dandelion Clock Café and enjoying a little afternoon tea together, but Rarity for some time now had noticed that Twilight, although moody at the best of times, was especially moody today for some reason.
"Darling!" she said. "That's the third time you've sighed in as many minutes! Now I know something is most definitely wrong."
Twilight lifted her face from observing the tea to look at her friend. The white-coated unicorn's eyes were regarding her with concern, but somehow Twilight didn't feel like talking to her.
"Oh Rarity. I'm fine, really," she said, and then straightaway her eyes dropped back down to the tea and its danci
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 2Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 2 starring Princess Celestia and her faithful student Twilight SparkleMuch Ahoof About Nothing Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
by Butterscotch Sundae
"Rainbow?" Applejack said, frowning in disbelief. "Rainbow Dash? Really?"
Rarity nodded. "Oh darling, it suddenly occurred to me while I was chatting with Twilight over tea this morning. She said she felt as if she was missing something, and I suggest that it was somepony she was missing, rather. And when I suggested it was young Spike, she laughed. But then I remembered that Rainbow was also out of town. As you know, she's in Canterlot at the moment helping the Wonderbolts with the Spring Moon Festival performance that rather striking Spitfire has a marvellous aerial spectacle in store for the Princess Luna, I hear."
"Ah dunno, Rarity," said Applejack. "Ah mean, Twi and Rainbow? What do those two even have in common?"
"Oh, Applejack," sighed Rarity, lifting a soft forehoof and placing it on the muscular withers of her lover. "I do so love you
Adventures in Equestria Part 3Butterscotch's Adventures in Equestria Part 3 starring Butterscotch Sundae and some magical little ponies, including a certain Princess of the MoonAdventures in Equestria Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Together Pinkie and I hurried over the surface of the moon towards Luna's castle, the glittering golden sand puffing up with each step we took. We soon left the field of polished black glass behind us, but even so, the castle still seemed an awfully long distance away.
"I thought Princess Luna wasn't on the moon anymore," I said. "Did something happen between her and Princess Celestia again?"
"Oh, Princess Luna doesn't have to stay here, silly!" laughed Pinkie. "She just feels more comfy here than in Equestria." She brought her mouth close to my ear and whispered conspiratorially. "Just between you and me I think she's still a teeny bit embarrassed about that whole 'Nightmare Moon' thing!" When Pinkie said 'Nightmare Moon' her eyes went wide and her face was lit from below like that of an actor in a B-grade horror movie
The Princess in the High TowerA Humanised Pony Tale: The Princess in the High TowerThe Princess in the High Tower in Short Stories More Like This
The late night breeze was cold against Luna's face as she gazed down from the window of her chamber high in one of the tallest towers of Canterlot Castle. It blew in around her, setting the tapestries on the walls of her bedroom flapping fitfully. Far below, she could see all of Equestria, covered in darkness, and she watched as one by one the pretty yellow lights of the inhabitants' houses scattered across the blue and grey landscape winked out, leaving everything dark and still.
She looked up at the moon a mere sliver of anaemic yellow against the black sky, barely brighter than the tiny trembling stars that encircled it, and she thought back to how it had been so different once, a thousand years ago. Her moon had glowed fiercely then, fierce and beautiful, and Equestria had enjoyed a night-time wonderland where everything her light touched sparkled with an aura of blue-silver.
Whenever the people of Equestria told the lege
One Lazy Summer AfternoonIt was a hot summer's afternoon in the Ponyville schoolhouse. Miss Cheerilee was at the blackboard, a pointer in her mouth, indicating areas on the map she had drawn in chalk.One Lazy Summer Afternoon in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"... and as a result of Princess Celestia's decisive action, Equestria today enjoys peace with the Kingdom of the Griffons..."
Towards the back of the classroom Sweetie Belle and Applebloom were hard at work ignoring Miss Cherilee's lesson, deep in a heartfelt discussion far more important than the history of the Pony-Griffon Wars.
"And then Rarity said it was the best cross-stitch she'd ever, ever seen!" gushed Sweetie Belle. "But even after doin' it for a whole morning, when I looked at my flank it was still blank!" She slumped her head onto her desk, defeated.
Applebloom leaned across from her desk. "Well, Ah was buckin' apples with mah big sis the whole weekend and she said that it was th' best buckin' she'd seen from a youn 'un, ever!"
"And!?" asked Sweetie Belle, he
Luna's Socks - Part 1Luna's Socks - Part 1 starring Twilight Sparkle and the Princesses Celestia and LunaLuna's Socks - Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
"It's absolutely wonderful to have you back home, my faithful student," Princess Celestia said to Twilight as she walked with her along the corridor that would lead to the East Wing of Canterlot Castle where the guest rooms were. "I've missed you terribly, you know."
Twilight suppressed a squeal of delight. The Princess had missed her? Oh, the things she wanted to say in reply but all she could was blush crimson and whisper, in a voice embarrassingly heavy with emotion: "I've missed you too, Princess "
"It's such a shame that you can't stay in your old tower," Celestia continued as they passed a series of huge stained-glass windows interspersed with tapestries thousands of years old portraying the history of Equestria. "I'm afraid the renovations are really quite untimely."
"It's alright, Princess," Twilight replied, looking at each of the tapestries thoughtfully as they passe
Knights of Equestria: Part 1A/N: I own nothing. I make no money from this writing.Knights of Equestria: Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Knights of Equestria part 1: the Night the Sky Burned
The moon shone brilliantly, thought Twilight Sparkle, as she atop the balcony of her library home. Night had fallen on Ponyville and the rest of Equestria some hours ago, the blazing sun replaced by a full moon and countless stars, little pinpricks of light in a sea of deep blues, purples, and blacks. A faint wind rustled the leaves of her home, and if Twilight listened hard enough she could just make out a faint noise in the air; the combined sound of sleeping of all of Ponyville. Except for her, of course.
A shooting star shot across the sky, and another content sigh left Twilight. She loved looking up at the sky on nights like this, clear and cloudless. It soothed an ache in her heart of hearts that she never felt during
Equestrian Knights Chapter 2Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 2: A Night to Remember
Dusk descended onto Ponyville, bringing with it a crisp, chill breeze that sent tree branches shaking and ponies running for their scarves and hats. As the light of day faded away lanterns were lit along the streets and on the buildings, first in ones and twos, and then as the darkness advanced in bunches that sent the shadows fleeing. Soon the whole of the town was lit up, a beacon of light for wanderers and weary ponies on the road that matched the stars above.
With the glow of lantern light came the sound of voices on the wind. There was the laughter of fillies and colts running about, playing their games and having their fun at the many booths set
Equestrian Knights Chapter 14Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters or concepts. I do not own the characters of Shield Maiden, Diogo, or the Colt. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 14 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 14: Trek Toward Darkness
"Dear travel journal,
"Rarity here. It has been three days since we began our journey through Hatchling Forest toward the Mountains of Gallopfrey. More importantly to all of us, it has been two days since Spike, our dear Spikey Wikey, returned to us from what we all had thought to be his death. He tells us that he hadn't been killed, but flung off 250 years into the past, well before any of us had been born. Oh the poor darling; separated from all friends and family for centuries, a mere baby dragon all alon
Equestrian Knights Chapter 9Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters or concepts. I do not own the characters of Shield Maiden, Diogo, or the Colt. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Author's note: I would like to give a big shout of thanks to jake-heritagu. Why shall be understood with this chapter. Also, this chapter is a massive game-changer.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 9: Nightmares and Portends
Twilight, so brave and good, she turned away from violence....these words have no meaning to me, but I can't stop thinking them.
Tick, tock, tick, tock.
The clock beats to a rhythm but holds no time. The timeless beats tell me time is still flowing though. As little as time means to me, there's no need to know. But it's nice to know anyway.
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Disclaimer: I own nothing!
Rarity sits curled up in her blanket, Big Mac snoring softly beside her. The house is quiet, no cries or shouts coming from the crib at the foot of the bed. With a faint light cast from her horn Rarity reminisces of days gone by, adventures, and her music choice for those adventures....
1.Prologue (In the House In a Heartbeat28 Days Later soundtrack)
2.Equestrian Knights Main Theme/Traveling Theme (Knights of PalmyraPosition Music)
3.14 Months/Catching Up in Ponyville (Welcome to Bright FallsAlan Wake soundtrack)
4.A Night to Remember/Diamond Dogs Attack (The Quidditch World Cupthe Goblet of Fire soundtrack)
5.Twilight's Theme (The Deathly HallowsDeathly Hallows Soundtrack)
Knights of Equestria: Part 5A/N: I own nothing except for the character Yellow Jacket. I make no money from this writing.Knights of Equestria: Part 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Knights of Equestria part 5: The Legend
Twilight Sparkle floated in the darkness. She felt its eddies and flows, its soft currents as it swirled within the Void. In the darkness her chest rose and fell steadily, her breathe coming as easily as if it were a warm spring day. In the darkness, she was welcome, expected. She was not alone.
"You are the embodiment of Magic. A leader, a faithful guide to those you surround yourself with."
Twilight Sparkle turned around, searching the darkness for the speaker. There was nothing but her and the darkness.
"But you are not strong enough to stop us. Your light shines like a star, clear and powerful. But not powerful enough. All you will be able to do is watch as th
Knights of Equestria: Part 6My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicKnights of Equestria: Part 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Knights of Equestria, part 6: Hints of Things to Come
(A/N: Warning, this chapter contains some scenes of violence, as well as descriptions of mildly-disturbing content.)
Time passed. Noon slid into a summer afternoon of clear blue skies and warm breezes that caressed the skin and set leaves on their branches fluttering. Sitting on the front porch of her home, Applejack sat munching on a bowl of apple slices and looking at onto the rolling groves of Sweet Apple Acres with some well-deserved pride. It spread out for miles in all directions before her, reaching almost to the very edge of Ponyville itself.
"Eyup, I reckon we bucked enough apples to support them good Pony folk for quite a while."
To the left of Applejack, Granny Smith rocked in her chair and let out a snore that so
Equestrian Knights Chapter 4Disclaimer: I do not own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or any of its characters. I make no money from this writing.Equestrian Knights Chapter 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Equestrian Knights: the Two Powers
Chapter 4: Evil and Good
The dawn rose early on Canterlot that day, worry putting speed to Princess Celestia's magic. The sun's golden rays found the small group of adventurers gathered near the north gates of the castle, preparing themselves for what all expected to be a long, hard road. Travelers headed to the north and to the west mingled freely, drawing from each other, through their bonds of friendship, the strength they needed. In the distance echoed the faint cry of birds.
Rarity sat upon some steps, slowly and with the greatest precision born from many nights spent practicing, put on the armor given to her by the Deer so long ago, on the Quest of the Three. The wild green st
Knights of Equestria: part 8A/N: I own nothing except for the character Yellow Jacket. I make no money from this writing.Knights of Equestria: part 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Knights of Equestria, part 8: The One with a Song in It
Celestia's day ended, as Luna's night began. All the little ponies retreated back to their homes, ready for a good book by the fire, or a belated meal with family, or simply an early retreat into bed in preparation of an early morning rise the next day. It had been a long, hard day of work for everyone, even those not directly working to rebuild the town from its recent disaster. There was still much to be rebuilt, many ponies were still homeless and forced to stay with friends, relatives, or complete strangers. In as good and wholesome a town as Ponyville, none had to go without a roof over their head. Even the workers from Canterlot were welcomed with open doors and smiling faces. M
Knights of Equestria: Part 3A/N: I own nothing except for the character Yellow Jacket. I make no money from this writing.Knights of Equestria: Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Knights of Equestria part 3: Yellow Jacket
Silence fell onto the gathered group in the wake of Trixie's question. Twilight Sparkle was motionless in her chair, trying to ignore the confused looks she was getting from her friends. The knowing look from Trixie was not helping, in Twilight's mind.
"Dragon magic? Don't, don't be silly, Trixie! Hehe, ponies aren't allowed to learn dragon magic, heh..."
Trixie rolled her eyes and sighed. "Twilight, has anypony ever told you that you're a terrible liar? And besides, there's no point in denying it. The young dragon Spike mentioned it in his report to the Princesses of your saving Ponyville from the fire. Did you really not expect a dragon to recognize his kind's magic, just because he's a baby?"
Twilight cringed at this, silently b
Love Interruption Ch. 1Love InterruptionLove Interruption Ch. 1 in Romance More Like This
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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Chapter 3: So Easy
The next day, the princess of the night trotted back towards the apple farm just outside of Ponyville. Luna had gotten a crash course about the common pony the night before from the town's librarian and resident egghead, Twilight Sparkle. The purple mare tried her best to teach what she could to Luna, despite not knowing exactly to teach her, and wished her luck for her next visit to Sweet Apple Acres.
As Luna trotted along the pathway, enjoying the rays of warmth from her sister's sun. The sunlight rubbed off onto the blue alicorn and her face beamed as she drew closer to the farm. The princess felt confident. Confident enough to ask Big Macintosh a question.
Arriving at the barn, Princess Luna saw Applejack making her way over the her.
"Howdy, yer majesty. What brings ya ta our humble farm?" Applejack asked, taking off her hat and giving a proper bow.
"Greetings, Applejack. I have come to visit to request
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Chapter 4: Let's Spend The Night Together
"Evenin' Miss Twilight. Would Miss Luna happen ta be here?" the red stallion asked Twilight Sparkle from the other end of the doorway.
"Um, yes, she is actually, Big Mac," Twilight replied.
Big Macintosh seemed to be flustered about the conformation. This echoed in his voice, "A-Ah see ."
The purple unicorn quickly pieced the puzzle together. "Big Mac, please come in."
The stallion did as he was instructed and entered the library. It didn't take long for Big Mac's and Luna's eyes to meet each other. As their gaze met each other, both quickly looked away and blushed heavily.
Twilight Sparkle's let out a frustrated sigh, "Look, let's just cut to the chase here, alright? I really don't want this to have any confusion like in some bad romance novel. Big Mac, you go first."
Being placed on the spot, Big Mac began to shake a little, "Uh .M-Miss Luna .A-Ah'm not sure how ta rea
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Chapter 2: Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
"Ma'am?" the red stallion spoke to the dark blue alicorn.
"H-Huh?" the princess asked aloud, her face with a red tint to it. Big Mac brought her back into reality with his voice and startled her.
Big Mac repeated what he said earlier, "Ah was askin' if ah could help ya in some way."
"O-Oh! Well, I was waiting here for Twilight Sparkle. She stated that she would be back momentarily as she went to find her associate that works on this farm," Luna quickly regained her proper and regal demeanor, "I do not remember the name of her friend, however."
"Ah assume that Miss Twilight is lookin' fer Applejack," the stallion spoke.
"That is the name she said, yes," Luna added.
Big Mac smiled warmly, "Well, while Miss Twilight is lookin' fer mah sister, ah'll be more than happy ta help ya."
Luna slightly blushed again, but quickly spoke to cover that she was nervous, "Oh, thank you kindly. You are quite the gentlecolt
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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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Chapter 2: Daylight
A bright beam of sunlight shined upon the two ponies who were huddled against a blue phone box. The brown stallion was first to open his eyes. His first observation upon opening his eyes was that a fresh layer of frost had appeared overnight on the surface of Telos. Both the coat of his companion and his own had a small gleam of frost to it. The Doctor then looked to the sleep grey pegasus next to him.
Lightly shaking her body, the time stallion spoke to the mare, "Rise and shine, Derpy."
The blonde maned pony was a little slow to respond. Opening her eyes, she looked up to the Doctor's eyes before snuggling back up to the brown pony and the scarf, "Morning, Doctor."
The Doctor smiled to the pegasus, "How well did you rest?
"Great! And you?"
"Just fine, despite the dangerously low temperatures. But you can't worry about the small things like that! They just get in the way!" The Doctor stood up onto his hooves an
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Chapter 3: Little Bit
A week past since Pinkie Pie had began taking Big Mac away from his normal duties around the farm to have the red stallion relax and unwind. To Big Mac's surprise, each day he was looking forward to seeing the pink party pony more and more. There was something about the mare that aided in having fun in the activities they would do with each other. Whether the two ponies were doing simple activities like baking cupcakes and watching over the Cake twins or ziplining through the Everfree Forest (something that scared Big Mac on his first attempt), Big Mac always would enjoy spending time with the hyperactive Pinkie Pie. Even if he could only get a few words in at a time.
Trotting back to the farm, Big Mac was accompanied by the bouncy Pinkie Pie after their recent activity of painting.
" .and that's why I painted balloons instead of the fruit bowl that was in the middle of the room! That pear looked sad ne
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Chapter 2: My Friend
Early the next morning, before the Celestia's sun began to peek over the mountains and light up Ponyville, a pink pony was bouncing her way in the moonlight to Sweet Apple Acres. With a smile on her face and who knows what crazy ideas in her head, she hopped up to the porch of the Apple family's house. She knocked a few times, but no answer. The mare decided to go in via a window.
The pink pony got up onto the awning of the house and looked through one of the windows. She came to the conclusion that it was the correct room. Opening the window, she climbed through and trotted over to the bed where a red stallion was sleeping.
She carefully leaned in to look at the pony before she abruptly and suddenly spoke at a loud volume, "Hiya~, Big Mac! Are you ready for your super-duper fun day?!"
Startled awake, Big Mac jolted back in his bed and eventually fell off the bed and landed on the wooden floor. Finally making
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Chapter 5: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
The Saturday sun rose into the sky to wake Ponyville and its inhabitants for a brand new day. In the library, Spike was helping Twilight organize the library as they did every weekend. While his hands were busy putting books back up on shelves, Spike's mind was elsewhere. He was thinking of a certain yellow filly that had fully fallen head over hooves for. Lost in his daydreaming, he didn't hear the knock at the door.
Annoyed, Twilight walked to the door to answer it, "Oh, it's okay Spike, I'll get the door. It wasn't like I wasn't busy moving tables and desks with my magic. Nope, not at all," the purple mare said with an extreme sarcastic tone. She opened the door to a white unicorn with a deep purple mane, styled into perfect curls. "Oh, hello Rarity. What brings you here today?"
Rarity smiled to her fellow unicorn, "Oh Twilight, I was wondering if I could possibly borrow Spike from y
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Chapter 6: Always With Me, Always With You
"Doctor?" the pegasus's voice was filled with concern, "Doctor, what's going on?"
The Doctor looked at his body. It was glowing an amber color. He knew what was going on all too well, "I-I'm regenerating ." His words were sad and distant.
"But that's good right?" Derpy asked, tilting her head as one of her eyes drifted to the side.
The brown stallion was hesitant to respond. "Yes," he began, "and no."
Derpy gave a puzzled look, "But you'll get better, right? Right?"
"I never told you this for a reason Derpy .but regeneration is completely random. It was astronomical odds that I became a pony to begin with. Regenerating as one is just the same. And ." the Doctor didn't want to continue.
"And?" the grey pegasus pushed on.
"I might not remember you."
A frightened look came across the mare's face. "Wh-What?"
The Doctor's body was emitting more energy, "It's a complet
A Different Tune Chapter 1The first day of school. A troubling time for many a colt or filly, finding out who had moved away, who was still around, who was to be in their class and who would part ways. There was the matter of supplies: paper, pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, rulers, protractors... the list seemed designed so that for the first few weeks there'd always be some poor soul who'd have to tell the teacher what they'd forgotten while the rest of class withdrew their required item from stuffed saddlebags. Students showed off new shoes, saddlebags and lunchbags, gossiped about which teacher gave the most homework and which one showed movies, and complained at the ever growing size of their textbooks.A Different Tune Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One filly was doing none of these things, because she was busy sitting in the headmaster's office. Her mother, an ice-blue earth pony with lilac eyes, sat beside her, looking over papers she had just signed before handing them across to a bulky gray unicorn with a beard like a billy goat's. The filly had
Luna's Day Out Chapter 3Lunch went smoothly, and Luna's praise that she'd have to recommend this place to others had left the host with a nervous happiness. She gave a long yawn, and Nova matched it from his nest on Luna's head. Fluttershy had started back towards the shops, but paused for the princess.Luna's Day Out Chapter 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"My apologies, again." Luna said, in all sincerity. "I'll be pulling an all-dayer at this rate, with my night ahead of me!"
"No, no, if I go back to the palace before the sun has set I know my sister will find time to ask me what's wrong, why didn't I enjoy myself... she tries so hard, but I wish she wouldn't sound so much like mother used to." Luna ended with a huff. "Though to be honest I've spent more time amongst ponies today than... well, for significantly more than a thousand years, I'll tell you. I wasn't expecting this bustle, it's enough to wear on one's patience."
"But, what if we went back to Ponyville? It's so much quieter there, and, couldn't you explore there?" Fluttershy offered. Lun
ValentinesTwilight Sparkle was used to catching a moment's peace whenever she could. When she had first arrived at Ponyville, she had seen no reason why she couldn't adapt her rigorous schedule to her new lifestyle - replace classes with personal studying, leave more time for luncheons and visits with friends, etcetera. This mentality had gone out the window sometime between staving off the parasprite invasion and dealing with a stable time-loop she herself had created. It had become apparent since then that she'd have to accept more surprises in her life, and less schedule for it. Over time, she had began to get used to it, taking advantage of her quiet time to get what she wanted done but knowing it might get interrupted at any point.Valentines in Short Stories More Like This
Still, receiving a knock on the door before she had even opened the library for the day did not bode well for today's plans. She had been hoping to get started on a particularly riveting text about biomagical systems after breakfast, and unexpected visits seldom
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"Good evening." Luna greeted Twilight as the young unicorn stepped onto the same balcony as the princess. It had been just beyond their rooms, facing slightly off of south, giving a few of the city below. Canterlot had not fallen asleep yet; carts traveled to their final destinations of the day, couples went about for dinner, shopkeeps began to close up for home. Twilight bowed her head in greetings as she stepped out.
"Celly dotes on me so, it's a little embarrassing." Luna looked past Twilight to the two guards nearby. Twilight gave a nervous smile. She wondered - was this Celestia trying to protect her younger sister, or protect others from her little sister?
"How are you feeling?" she asked to shift the conversation. So far, Luna, while soft-spoken, didn't seem so poorly. Her opinion shifted slightly when Luna hung her head and let out a long sigh.
"So tired. And the night hasn't even begun. Once upon a time I relished this time of day, if only because I knew at least for
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One very illuminating lesson on abacus use and maintenance and several hours of peaceful study later, Twilight and Luna left the library. Twilight could still hardly believe it as Luna had challenged to beat her with a calculator - and then won hoofs down. All with the help of beads and her own mental faculties she had computed things Twilight had wanted to write down before even getting to the calculator. For the first time in a very, very long time Twilight felt, well, stupid. She often felt foalish, out of place or embarrassed. She had never been made to feel stupid.
Luna had meant only to show off a little though, and Twilight held nothing against her. The younger princess had little enough to be proud of as it was. And that little display had helped the Princess make several insights to current tax regulations. Twilight was honored that the Princess had turned to her several times through the night, using her to clarify what the books could not. And she had gotten her ow
To Be An AlicornSweet Apple Acres was a busy place in the spring. Two young stallions walked the fields with plows in tow, while a mailpony dragged in shipments of seeds and tools, and a couple more ponies were visible amonst the apple trees. Adding to the general bustle was a visitor to the farm who gingerly stepped out of the sky, looked around, and opened the gate into the main homestead area. A filly, not quite yet a mare, with a light green coat and straw-colored hair and baskets strapped to her saddle had been trotting through the area, and noticed the visitor first. She stopped dead in her tracks, eyes as big as the moon.To Be An Alicorn in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh, hello." the visitor said. "I'm here to see Applejack. Is she around?"
"G-great-granny Applejack?" the filly asked. The visitor paused, and nodded. The young pony kept her eyes on the visitor and pointed towards the barn. There, in a rocking chair, an ancient mare sat with a worn brown steltson covering her eyes. Her coat was gray but with a healthy sheen, a
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Rainbow Dash lay on a cloud, head in her hooves, looking out at nothing in particular. She had to keep her gaze down to keep the sun out of her eyes, and ended up pony-watching. Nothing in particular was going on; it was early enough in the summer that the heat hadn't gotten bad, but after planting season. Ponies went about their business in the late morning, a few deciding on an early lunch while most ran errands or still worked. Nothing special at all. At least, until she saw Fluttershy rushing through town with full saddlebags. It was odd enough to see Fluttershy in such a hurry, let alone with her packs. Rainbow Dash decided to see what her longtime friend was up to and took off from her cloud. She easily caught up to her Fluttershy by flying just above the ground.
"Hey Fluttershy. What's up?" she asked, making her flight look casual next to the hurried pony.
"Twilight said it was an emergency!" Fluttershy explained. It really came out more in gasps; Fluttershy was hardly
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The tables were beginning to turn. Twilight was finding more time between Celestia's attacks. Celestia still underestimated her, after all this. Twilight understood now. She had access to the plane of magic - and more than that, she was home there. Part of her mind stayed on that plane, sensing what it could. Celestia's attacks were easier to spot from there. Occasionally the alicorn moved through the sunlight, meager as it was, but Twilight could trace her. In fact, when she did that, Twilight began to figure things out. She could feel the magical shroud around Celestia. The shell she wore. It came from the elements of harmony, and Twilight was beginning to see how the elements could be used to break it, just as they had with Nightmare Moon. There was one piece missing, however. Twilight needed to find the Celestia, the real Celestia, inside the prison. The real Luna had still be inside, strong enough to endure, but she worried that if she destroyed Celestia, she would truly
A Different Tune Chapter 2Octavia followed Scratch as the filly led her to the instrument room, which Mrs. Reed had pointed them towards after they made amends, noting that they were already quite tardy thanks to, as she put it, "Vinyl's latest stunt". Fortunately it seemed the old mare had been overexaggerating slightly, given that the last of their class was still filing into the room ahead of them. Vinyl got to the door ahead of Octavia, and held it for her. They made it just in time for their music instructor to turn around and face the class. He was a yellow unicorn with a long brown ponytail of a mane, and the only adult Octavia had seen who wore a smile on his face.A Different Tune Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Now I know you all picked instruments out over the summer," he said, voice so raspy that Octavia's throat hurt in sympathy. "But you gotta make sure it feels right in your hooves. Try it all out, colts and fillies." He gestured around the room to the dozens of carefully arranged instruments. Stands held saxaphones and violins, trumpets and o
A Different Tune Chapter 3Octavia filed into school with several other students, almost as nervous as she was on her first day. Mrs. Reed was giving out a quiz today, there was so much homework due, and they were starting a new song today in music class. That wasn't even thinking about how she had to make sure she was on her absolutely best behavior this afternoon...A Different Tune Chapter 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Heya Tavi!" Vinyl greeted Octavia by almost pouncing on her, wrapping a foreleg around Octavia's withers, her momentum causing her to bump up against the filly. Octavia swayed but didn't stumble, having already gotten used to Scratch's preferred method of greeting.
"Good morning Scratch. Are you ready for school today?"
"I'm ready for it to be over!" Scratch replied, removing her foreleg and walking beside Octavia. "I can't believe your mom's letting you come over later! Don't you do like five hours practice a day or something?"
"Only two." Octavia corrected. "Father said I am allowed to make it up over the weekend."
"Lucky you." Scratch rolled he