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?"
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
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
-.- 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
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)
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
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
37: Don't GoDon't go. Don't leave me here alone. Broken. With only my agonizing thoughts to keep me company. Don't go. Stay with me forever. And I will be alright. Hold me tight and I will not crumble. But if you go I am dust. Don't go. Stay with me.37: Don't Go in Emotional More Like This
WhatWhat reason is there for living nowWhat in Free Verse More Like This
What reason is there for curtsy or bow
What reason is there for the wars that we fight
What reason is there for "making things right"
What reason is there for all of the lies
What makes us more important than flies
Why ask "what " if no one knows
What if we could change
What if we could extend our mental range
What if we could get along
What if we could right our wrong
What is holding us back
What is it we lack
Why ask "what "
No one knows
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 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
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 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
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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
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
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 Twenty-One"I suppose I could hardly have expected an emotionally searching evaluation of last night, then?"Allegrezza - Part Twenty-One in Short Stories More Like This
"Aww, come on. When was I ever big with emotions and stuff?"
Octavia shifted slightly, causing her stomach to quake. It was far later than her usual breakfast time, maybe she should break away from Vinyl for a moment to gather up some food.
"Are you hungry, Vinyl?"
"Sorta, got any Cheerileeos?"
"I have pancakes. Will pancakes do?"
"Only if they're the big, flat pancakes. Not those little, fat dumpy ones."
Octavia groaned. "Yes, yes, I will make you some crepes. You'll just need to get off me first."
"As you wish."
Octavia braced herself against the sofa's back, pushing Vinyl onto the floor. She casually stepped over her, before going into the kitchen to prepare their pancakes. Vinyl took a minute or two to realise what had happened, before she regathered her tangled pile of limbs and got back onto her hooves. She trotted over to the
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
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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
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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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"Excuses, excuses "
Well, here we are.
For those of you who made it here to the end of this story, thank you for sticking it out with me. I wanted to thank everypony who read my story, especially those who left me feedback on my DA and EqD pages. Without that feedback, I couldn't have continued to improve and write as I have been.
I would like to thank Corwyn and The_Mechanic, both of whom acted as pre-readers and editors in helping me track down plot holes, general mistakes, and editing failures. Without their help, this story wouldn't have been nearly as good as it was. Also thanks to my own mother who, while not understanding, encouraged my creative impulses every step of the way.
Finally I want to thank Lauren Faust and all of the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" team for making this jaded 38 year old fall in love with a bunch of brightly colored ponies.
The idea for "A New Breed" come from a casual conversation about the variety of genres that the
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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
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"The show must go on"
"You requested my presence?"
Luna turned from where she had been contemplating the view from her office window, her head dipping slightly to her guest, "I'm sorry, Thunderhooves, but I must be the bearer of bad news."
"He passed," the bison stated, already knowing. The Princess responded with a slow nod.
"If there is anything you need " she started.
"There is only one thing I require, Princess," he sighed, "I must ask you to call a replacement to fill my spot in the ranks. I must leave immediately to tend to my family, and bear the mantle my father has left to me."
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"I thought you said I had two weeks?" Clockwork asked uncertainly.
"That was before a true damage assessment of this location was completed," the alicorn behind her pointed out. The lavender Princess' horn glowed gently as she held a pair of boxes magically off to one side.
"So they're abandoning this location?"
"Yes. The damage was too great to the infrastructure, and more importantly too many good ponies lost their lives in the attack. Even if this location was in perfect shape, there's not enough ponies to man it," Princess Luna said softly, "Besides, you'll need time to build your new armour, and Canterlot has far more resources then this location."
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"The end of every story is the beginning of another"
The khaki colored mare barely heard anything around her, her form slumped in the stiff command chair. She found it impossible to focus on the screens before her, her mind still whirling from the events of the last night and what it cost the Agency, and her. It had just been a routine check, nothing like that was supposed to happen!!
But it had. The final member of "The Six" was dead, the legendary hero Lady Sparkle the Wise, Mistress of Magic. That didn't hit her nearly as hard as the other news. Her elder brother sacrificed himself to ensure that the imps could not steal her mind before she died. Reports, reports she confirmed personally, showed evidence that he destroyed a Brain-worm Gem the wrong way, then activated the "final option" she designed into his armour. T
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"Testing, can everypony hear me?"
"I've got you loud and clear," Clockwork answered, and the others of the team did as well through Galaxi's psychic link.
"Excellent. Time to see how well this works then," Princess Luna said in their minds. Clockwork had to grin, she hadn't expected Luna to take up the role when she suggested they needed a coordinator. "You will be meeting up with a trio of Unregistered ponies known as 'The Crusaders'. They have information of a star-fall in the Northern Reaches. Consider this your first official action as a team."
"Why am I pulling this damnable chariot?" Ultrapony growled and fidgeted in the leather harness that linked him to the go
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"How are we feeling today Miss Key?"
"Better, Doctor Violet," the short mare answered, stretching slowly beside the bed. Her khaki colored coat caught the mid-morning light streaming in through the window behind her.
"Are you ready to leave us tomorrow morning?" the violet unicorn asked with a broad smile, watching as the other mare stretched and flexed her still sore leg. She was able to walk and trot almost normally on it, but it would be months before that front left was completely healed, and even then it wouldn't be back to one-hundred percent. Even unicorn magic had its limits, and the damage had been extensive.
"You have no idea Doctor," the mare answered with a
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".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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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A/N: Pinkie Pie in this chapter? This could be fun. *rubs hands evilly*
As Discord trotted away from Rarity's boutique, he heard her murmuring on about how 'inconsiderate' and 'unstallionlike' he was. Well, duh. Do I have to keep reminding you ponies who you're dealing with here? He thought.
Discord found himself in front of Sugarcube Corner, the sweetest bakery in all of Equestria. He pondered whether or not to go in, for surely the pony who waits inside would annoy him to wits' end. His stomach finally settled the internal argument, and the chaos colt trotted inside.
Mr. and Mrs. Cake welcomed him warmly, but not before having various degrees of skepticism, worry, and fright on their faces. "Is there anything I, uh, can get you today, eh... dear?" Mrs. Cake stuttered. Discord looked from one to the other. "Mmm, actually, I'm here for the pretty pink pony you foster here..." As the words left his mouth, Pinkie Pie popped up from behind th
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Discord cantered over to the library of his...friend Twilight Sparkle. He hated using that word, but it was as close as he could think they were. Discord knocked on the library door.
Twilight's #1 assistant, Spike, opened the door. He looked up at the Chaos stallion in shock. "What're you doing here?" Spike asked. Discord smirked. "I'm here for your beloved Twilight Sparkle."
Spike instantly jumped on Discord and attacked him. "You leave her alone you big bully! You-Woaoah!" A glow surrounded Spike. He lifted off of the stallion and plopped down next to his guardian. "Gee, thanks Twilight," Spike said blushing a bit. "I almost went crazy."
Twilight smiled, and turned to Discord. "So, Discord, how'd you get here so fast? You were supposed to work with one pony each day." Discord smirked again. "I finished the, um, tasks at hoof pretty fast."
Twilight took into account the look on his face that said 'I screwed everypony up'. She led him
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The ponies gathered in the library were in tears. Nopony ever knew why they never heard from the King.
"Wait a minute!" Twilight inquired. "The history books all say that Queen Faust is still alive! Even Celestia knows she is!"
Discord raised his hands. "I was getting to that," he said defensively. "Listen, my dear ponies, this is the good part."
Discord sat in the throne of King Jupiter. He knew he wasn't supposed to, but what were they to do? They were dead.
He shifted positions, and looked around. The walls of the castle were covered in various food items, the ceiling hidden behind a blanket of cotton-candy clouds. The entire palace was in chaos, as was the rest of Equestria.
The princesses were nowhere to be seen, most likely off on one of their little 'expeditions'. Discord scoffed. 'How in Equestria can they be out at this time of d-oh, make that night?'
He got up from his throne, and headed out to the royal garden. It ha
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"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
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"...Twilight? Are you okay?"
Twilight Sparkle fluttered her eyelids. She finally shot them open and leaned up. "Wh-what just happened? I had the strangest dream!"
She turned to the gathering of ponies. All of her friends were there, as well as the Princesses. Celestia looked as though she had just gotten out of a haze as well.
The sun goddess cleared her head, and turned to her student. "You were under the spell of Discord, or at least, I thought you were," she admitted.
"Wait, what do you mean, 'you thought she was'?" Rarity pointed out. Princess Celestia lowered her head. "I'm... sorry, Twilight, but I was wrong. You weren't under a trance."
Twilight looked at her teacher. "You mean, it was just my imagination? What is today?" She quickly changed the subject.
"Don't you remember, silly? It's the day after our celebration!" Pinkie Pie piped up.
Again, Twilight was quizzical. "But how can that be? How could I live three years of my life... in just a ni
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It had survived things that no mug should have had to endure.
It had been dropped off cliffs, plunged into radioactive water, used to hold questionable substances and once travelled several hundred kilometres after Pilot tied a helium balloon to it. It had been thrown at Snippy countless times. It had suffered the indignity of being sat on by Engie after the Captain left it lying on a chair.
It had never been washed in its life.
But in the end, all it took was one little nudge, and the mug the great, glorious mug was reduced to a few shards of broken ceramic and a spatter of sad-looking tea.
It happened like this:
They were seated around the kitchen table in their current place of residence. "Kitchen", of course, is taken very broadly here there was no ceiling, nor were there any kitchen appliances; it was, in fact, merely a ramshackle table in the middle of an empty room.
Today's lunch consisted of cold baked beans which was quite the delicacy considering t
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"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
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"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
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"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
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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
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It's late in the night, dancing is done
The music has died, you're ready to run
But you don't have a clue
This party hasn't ended yet not for me and you
Now you're just pretending
You're hiding from yourself
Yes you are, yes you are
Like golden rays of sun in the cloud
We're meant to be one, I know we are
If I am the sky then you are my star
Pinkie Pie stood in the middle of Sugar Cube Corner and surveyed her handiwork.
"Pinkie Pie," she said to herself. "I know I say this to you Or do I mean 'me'? every month, but you've gone and outdone yourself " She cocked her head in thought. "Or do I mean 'myself'? Oh, I can never work that out!"
The bakery was a riot of streamers and ribbons and crepe-paper and confetti, and brightly-coloured balloons floated up to the ceiling in bunches. The tables were covered with white cloths and party snacks cookies and muffins and sugar cubes and pot
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
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Luna stepped onto the podium and cast her huge cheerful green eyes across the assembled guests.
"Thank you all so much for coming!" she began. "I know the party's only just started, but I thought I'd like to get all the formalities out of the way first, if I may." She turned to the old silver-maned butler standing beside her and looked at him with mock exasperation. "Apparently it's compulsory that every royal engagement have a formal component to it!"
The butler nodded once, his serene expression unchanged.
Luna turned back and continued. "I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to formally thank the Elements of Harmony for their courageous efforts on my behalf. You all risked your lives to undo the great evil that my jealousy and selfishness had wrought and prevented a titanic disaster from befalling our beloved Equestria. So let
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"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
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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
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"... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Knights of Equestria, part 7: The Mad Stallion With a Box
"Let's see, let's see, Bardaby's Book of Biconian Ballads, Shakesteed's 7th-century Poetics, Quantum Magic Theories, and one old copy of Legends of the Rainbow." Yellow Jacket straightened out the stack of books on the university library's counter and looked around it at the purple unicorn across from him. "I never took you for a Shakesteed filly, Twilight. Got a secret poet side nopony knows about?"
Twilight Sparkle gave the yellow Pegasus and fellow university student a small smile as she levitated the pile of books into her bags. "Not really, no. I just came across an utterly fascinating theory on working magic through song and voice, and I wanted to explore down that avenue for a while. You know how it is."
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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
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Knights of Equestria part 4: Horrors and Legends
Rainbow Dash floated in darkness. It surrounded her, engulfed her, filled her. Her chest rose and fell but no breath came, and every second felt like an eternity of suffocation. In the darkness, her color and light were an affront. She was alone...except she wasn't.
"You are the embodiment of Loyalty. Willing to give up anything for those you love, even your dreams and your life."
Rainbow Dash spun around, looking for the sudden speaker. There was nothing but the darkness.
"But you have no power to stop us. Your light is weak and flickering. All you will be able to do is watch as everything you love is swept away...and corrupted. And then your loyalty will mean nothing.
"Silence, Rainbow. Silence will fall."
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Knights of Equestria, part 12: The End is the Beginning is the...
"Nnngh..." Rainbow Dash groaned and opened her eyes. She found herself lying on her back on the TARDIS floor and staring up at the ceiling, her wings pinned awkwardly against her back. Her whole body ached from the tip of her snout to the end of her rainbow-hued tail; she hadn't thought it was even possible for hair to ache. Meanwhile the warm feeling in her chest had progressed into a burning sensation, though no light streamed from her like it had earlier.
Rolling to her side, Rainbow shook her head to clear it of the dizziness she felt and looked around. The other ponies scattered around her were in more or l
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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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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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Trixie groaned and stretched as she woke up. Her legs felt like lead. Opening her eyes revealed a familiar ceiling. It was the middle of the night, a half moon providing only just enough light to see by. Trixie wondered if she could go more than a week without passing out anytime soon. She glanced up as if to see her own forehead, and focused for a moment. Sure enough, a pale blue light emanated from her horn.
"Hah hah!" she shouted in excitement. A murmur caught her attention. She looked over and found Fluttershy asleep on her stool, just like a week ago. Trixie smiled and chuckled. She gazed on at Fluttershy for a moment, before a small part of her reminded her of her situation. Her smile turned into a deep frown. She forced herself out of bed on the far side from Fluttershy.
"I've taken enough from you." Trixie whispered. Her horn continued to glow as she enveloped Fluttershy in a magical aura. She gently lifted Fluttershy from her seat and pulled back the covers. She slid
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After the Princess left, Twilight was determined to get to studying. She wasn't too clear on how she was going to go about retrieving her books - maybe another teleport was in order. Twilight was just getting ready when a knock on the door interrupted her concentration. She groaned, knowing she had to answer it before Luna was disturbed.
"Wha- Oh, Spike!" Twilight was surprised to find her assistant crossly tapping his foot outside the door. He came in without her invitation.
"Where were you, Twi?" he asked, clearly indignant. "You were gone for hours! Do you know how hard it is to keep a straight face when you're lying to the Princess of Equestria?"
"One of." Twilight corrected. "And sadly, yes. I'm sorry Spike." gears turned in her head. She couldn't have spent more than an hour and a half searching for books, probably less. Yet Spike was right - it was already well into the afternoon, several hours having passed from when she began her venture. Twilight wondered just what
Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing SceneThe sun was shining brightly today. The sky was a clear blue and everywhere you went in the parks of Canterlot, ponies were smiling and laughing.Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing Scene in Short Stories More Like This
But then, they had good reason to be happy. For this was hearts and Hooves day. And on this day, like it was every year, love was in the air. Mares and stallions alike spent the day with their "very special someponies". You could not go two steps forward without laying your eyes on some happy couple enjoying each others company.
But sitting on a grassy hill in the middle of the park, was one pony who did not have a smile upon his face. A white stallion with a blue mane, wearing a rather ornate red uniform of a captain, who sat there on the top of the hill, and was experiencing worry like never before.
Over the course of his time as a member of the royal guard, he had been against many things that might cause other ponies to quake with fear. He had faced down raiding parties of dogs without hesitation. He's fended off hydras and manticores. He
The HoneymoonOn and one their journey took them. It had been hours since they'd left the gates of Canterlot and still their trip had not come to a stop. Wherever it was that her aunt had planned for them, it was clearly out of anyone's way.The Honeymoon in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Cadence, still in her wedding gown and hairstyle, was sitting comfortable in her wedding carriage. Her mind brimming with ideas about where it was they might be going.
She looked out of the window of her carriage, looking upon the countryside as they passed by. Tall grassy hills. Rivers and streams which glistened in the moonlight. It was without a doubt, a beautiful sight. She'd spent much of her life travelling around Equestria, visiting many places. But she'd never taken enough time to simple enjoy the places around her. Here thought, she had plenty of time to do so.
And the aforementioned moon was also impressive to behold. Auntie Luna had certainly outdone herself tonight. No doubt in an attempt to make their night perfect. It was something she kne
Privacy for a PrincessIt had been a long and tiring day, but at long last, she could relax. Princess Celestia, co-ruler of the land of Equestria and mistress of the sun, would appear to many of her subjects as being utterly tireless, attending to her duties and wearing a smile throughout the day, as though she was above mortal concerns like fatigue or weariness. The truth of the matter was that she could get just as exhausted as anypony else, and today was no exception. She'd spent all day about Canterlot, dealing with many of the duties expected of her, not the least of which was trying to mediate concerns between bickering nobles. A part of her wanted to just complain about how only she knew what this was like, but she knew that was not true.Privacy for a Princess in Romance More Like This
For it was not long ago that her beloved sister, Princess Luna, had also taken up such responsibilities, adamant that such duties of the daytime could never compare to what she did during the night shift. Celestia had allowed her to indulge herself however, knowing j
Magical mystery cure - Alternate endingThey were happy. Happier than they'd been all day. The six mares embraced each other in the middle of the street, not wanting to let go of each other. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and pinkie Pie. Six friends who had grown so close to each other, had now saved each other from a very miserable end. They had been through a very unpleasant ordeal recently as their cutie marks, the symbols of their roles and destinies, had been changed. But, thanks to Twilight and the bonds they'd forged with each other, they had undone that change and were back to normal.Magical mystery cure - Alternate ending in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight, right in the middle of the group hug, gave a long sigh of relief. She more than any of them had bared her share of pain throughout this time, mostly from the guilt she felt over her part in the event. For you see, it was her spell that had caused all this. A spell sent to her by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to try and solve as a part of her studies. Being the dutiful student she was, she tried
Celestia's LossAs she gazed upon the letter in front of her, she couldn't help but smile. Celestia, Princess of the sun and co-ruler of Equestria, was sitting quietly in her chambers, near to a roaring fire, reading the latest letter that her former student, Twilight Sparkle, had sent to her. As a Princess herself, Twilight was no longer required to send her letters as he had so frequently done in the past. Still, Celestia couldn't blame her for wanting to continue the practice, as she too looked forward to reading the correspondence from the young alicorn now just as much as she did when she was her student.Celestia's Loss in Short Stories More Like This
This letter, however, was not on some friendship lesson Twilight had learned, but on her latest journey into the Everfree Forest. Celestia had suggested she go there, specifically to her and Luna's old castle, to try and find whatever books she could find regarding the strange box given to them by the tree of harmony. Although Twilight was unsuccessful in that task, she had found something else
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There are many places in the world that a pony might never find themselves. It could be some faraway, exotic city, perhaps some famous monument, or maybe even it's glittering jewel of a capital, Canterlot. But these are good places, the kinds of locations where, though they may never see them, they would cherish the chance to do so. And then, there are the other places they'd never see. The kinds that they'd thank their lucky stars that they'd never have to set eyes upon. Places like the darkest regions of the Everfree Forest, the hives of the Changelings or the dangerous caverns beneath the earth where the Diamond Dogs roamed.
Then there is the worst place of them all. A place that old mare's tales would say could bring insanity even to the most hardened of ponies just by gazing upon it. A place so foul and dark that it was the stuff of nightmares.
Tartarus, the eternal prison.
But while most ponies were too scared to even dare speak it's name, there was one who now walked it's paths
Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate endingAs she approached the blue door, she hesitated. Ever since Rainbow's denouncing of Lightning Dust, which occurred in front of not only her friends, but her entire squad of recruits, this was something she knew she had to do. But that didn't mean she had to like it. She'd been practically trembling on the approach to Spitfire's office. What she planned to do here, and what consequences that might emerge from it, were things she did not care to think about. But she also knew that if she didn't do this, if she simply kept quiet and went along with what had been going on, she'd never forgive herself for it.Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate ending in Short Stories More Like This
She lifted her hoof and pushed the door open. Once open, Rainbow saw within the office. Spitfire was there, continuing to do what she'd been doing the last time Rainbow had visited her, signing autographs. It was understandable of course. Being as famous a flier as she was, Spitfire probably had to spend half her day doing this. Though it was clear from the look on her face that she did
Moonlit tearsShe concentrated, as she had done so for so many years. Concentrated and focused her power, using all her magic to move the celestial body before her. Celestia stood on the balcony of the highest tower of the palace of Canterlot, performing a ritual and duty she had been bound to for as long as she could remember. The setting of the sun.Moonlit tears in Short Stories More Like This
The sky began to dim as the fiery orb descended upon the horizon. Within moments, it was gone, and the land of Equestria was now deprived of it's light and warmth. There was a time when that would be the end of Celestia's daily duties, but these days, there was one final task she had to perform. Turning around, she now faced the east.
Closing her eyes once more, her horn began to glow again as she focused her power into moving yet another important part of the world. Slowly, the pale white orb rose above the eastern horizon until it hung gracefully in the night sky. What followed was a swarm of tiny dots of light which surrounded the orb and the blackn
The Crystal Empire - Alternate EndingAs she waited within the great and glistening halls of this magnificent place, she felt nothing but and overwhelming feeling of both relief and excitement. Twilight Sparkle, student of Princess Celestia, had been witness to a great occurrence less than a day before. She and her friends had travelled North, to the newly re-emerged Crystal Empire, lost for a thousand years under the curse of a tyrannical unicorn. With the help of her friends, that monster had been defeated, and the Empire and it's citizens had been freed. The storm had blown over and all had come out of it safe and sound.The Crystal Empire - Alternate Ending in General Fiction More Like This
This was not the first time she'd been present at such a monumental event though. Ever since she first arrived in the village of Ponyville, her life has been a plethora of strange and dangerous things. And like all of them, she and her friends had been made all the better for it. But now she had other things on her mind, hence why she was waiting here, in the grand entrance hall of the Crystal Palace it
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Ponyville had always been an oddity when it came to places in Equestria. It was one of the few places in their land where unicorns, earth ponies and pegasi all lived together in equal numbers, even in spite of it's earth pony founding. But recently, this tiny, unassuming village had been skyrocketed into the public eye, due in no small part to the arrival of one Twilight Sparkle. This former student of Princess Celestia, and current Princess herself, had accomplished much since coming here, all with the aid of her closest friends, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie Pie.
Since that first day, only a few years ago, when Twilight first set hoof in this place, there had been many incredible things going on in Ponyville, from grand celebrations, to invasions by unusual creatures, and virtually every strange thing a pony could think up. Even recently, they had managed to become the ultimate winners of the recent Equestria Games, which again had been aided by Twilight's fr