New Discoveries - Chapter 1New Discoveries - Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you sure this is a good idea, Scootaloo?" asked Apple Bloom, a hint of worry in her voice.
"Trust me, this is going to work!" exclaimed the enthusiastic orange Pegasus, "Besides, we've tried everything else, so this has got to work!"
"I sure hope you're right," said Sweetie Belle, nervousness also evident in her tone.
Scootaloo made sure the harness around her waist was tightly secured. Next, she placed her helmet on her head and strapped it up snugly. Then, she made sure the elastic rope attached to the end of her harness was securely wrapped around a tree nearby.
When all the preparations were set, she walked over to the ledge of the cliff face that she and her friends were near. Scootaloo felt the blood in her tiny veins begin to flow and her heart starting to race; the adrenaline was beginning to rise. Her tiny orange wings began fluttering with anticipation with what she was about to do as a determined smile came across her face.
"Alright, here goes nothing," she said as
New Discoveries - Chapter 2New Discoveries - Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Cutie Mark Crusaders ran from their clubhouse, past the main part of Sweet Apple Acres, all the way to the town of Ponyville. It was clearly a great day, for almost everypony was walking around, a smile on all their faces. The streets were filled with fillies and colts, mares and stallions, all of them busy doing their daily rounds. Carts of hay and other assortments were being hauled while other ponies went in and out of stores and shops, tending to their everyday lives.
Apple Bloom and Scootaloo continued to race each other down the road, one trying to outdo the other. All the while, Sweetie Belle trailed behind, appearing to be lost in her own thoughts. She didn't know what was happening to her, or why it was happening at all, but something was building up deep inside of her, something that she hadn't felt in her entire life.
Surprisingly enough, Sweetie Belle managed to keep up with her fellow Crusaders, as the three of them entered the doors of Sugar Cube Corner. Her tho
New Discoveries - Chapter 7New Discoveries - Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Okay, Sweetie Belle, you can do this," the white filly kept repeating to herself. She was only a short distance away from the clubhouse, where she knew her fellow Crusaders were waiting for her. All the while, she wasn't sure if going and seeing Scootaloo right now was the best option she had. However, she decided that it was best to try and face her problem head on. Hopefully, if she really tried hard enough, she'd be able to put the whole mess behind her and pretend like the feelings never existed.
"Just remember what you said earlier," she said, taking deep breaths in an attempt to ease her rapid heart rate, "You're not in love with her, you're just friends, that's all! There's no reason I can't do this. All I need to do is pretend that what happened yesterday didn't happen...here's hoping."
With that, she made her way up the ramp to the clubhouse entrance. As she approached she heard both Apple Bloom and Scootaloo talking with each other. However, every time she heard Scootaloo's
New Discoveries - Chapter 6New Discoveries - Chapter 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rarity walked from the Carousel Boutique all the way to Sugar Cube Corner. If anypony that was new arrived to town, Pinkie Pie would be the first one to know about it. First of all, she knew just about everypony in Ponyville. Secondly, if Sweetie Belle met Scott in the bakery like she said she did, she'd be the first to realize it.
Praying that Sweetie hadn't 'Pinkie Promised' the party pony not to say anything, Rarity entered the sweets shop and was immediately greeted by the hyperactive earth pony.
"Hey, Rarity!" she shouted, bouncing up and down in front of her, "How've you been?"
"Just fine, Pinkie, dear," she said, smiling at her, "How's business?"
"Great! Everypony seems to LOVE the new cupcakes I made! Care to try one?"
Before Rarity could even blink, the pink pony disappeared in a blur and reappeared with a tray in her mouth. On it was a single rainbow cupcake with rainbow frosting. Pinkie Pie set the tray down on a nearby table and smiled widely at the fashionista. Rarity, no
New Discoveries - Chapter 10New Discoveries - Chapter 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Apple Bloom found herself walking to school with a slight grin across her face. It was the next morning and she was almost at the entrance of the schoolhouse. As she walked, she smiled to herself knowing that she and Scootaloo were going to help her sister find out more about Sweetie Belle's secret love, Scott. However, she needed to tell the Pegasus filly about it first. Although she did "Pinkie Promise" her sister not to tell anypony about, she had devised a way to tell her friend without actually saying t.
As she approached the main door of the school, she stopped and waited on the stairs. Scootaloo would be arriving soon and when she did, she'd let her know that she needed to speak with her ASAPP (as soon as pony possible).
It wasn't long before the orange Pegasus came running down the road, trying to make it to class before the bell rang.
"Hey, Scootaloo," she greeted, "Where's yer scooter? Ah though you use it to get to school."
"Hi, Apple Bloom," she said, slowing her gallop to
New Discoveries - Chapter 13New Discoveries - Chapter 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rarity heard that Apple Bloom and Scootaloo were approaching the door, where she was listening in on them. The moment she heard them nearing the door, she silently trotted away from the door and quickly entered her work room. There, she waited until she heard the two fillies trot down the hallway and head down the stairs. When she was certain they were out of earshot, she let out a tiny squeal of excitement.
"This is simply magnificent," she said aloud, but low enough for only her to hear, "My little sister is in love with somepony from Los Pegasus! I can't seem to wrap my head around it! It's just wonderful!"
Immediately, she galloped over to her desk and pulled out a piece of paper and a drafting pencil. Then, she began sketching; focusing a lot of attention on what she was drawing. As she did so, a small flicker of a smile arose on the corners of her cheeks.
"I'll design the p
New Discoveries - Chapter 14New Discoveries - Chapter 14 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Scootaloo and Apple Bloom galloped from the library to Sugar Cube Corner, hoping that Pinkie Pie would be able to help them locate Scott. When they walked through the doors, just like before, they were immediately greeted by the hyperactive pink pony.
"Hi again!" she said, a wide smile on her face, "Did you come back to have more of my super delicious cupcakes?"
"Not today, Pinkie," said Scootaloo, an unsure look on her face. She wasn't fully used to Pinkie's mannerisms yet; in fact, they sort of scared the little filly. "We came here because we need to talk to you about something rather important."
Pinkie raised an eyebrow at the two fillies before her. She recalled that Rarity had wanted to talk to her about "something important" just yesterday. Eventually, Pinkie shrugged her shoulders and asked, "Let me guess, you want to talk somewhere private,
New Discoveries - Chapter 8New Discoveries - Chapter 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sweetie Belle felt that all-too-familiar feeling, the feeling of hearing distant voices and seeing nothing but black. She slowly opened her eyelids to see a light overhead and a silhouette of a pony standing over her. As she slowly came to, her blurry vision becoming clearer and clearer, she noticed that the pony was none other than her sister, Rarity.
As her vision became steady, her memories began coming back. She began recollecting what had happened. The last thing she remembered was Scootaloo, and then the tree, and then nothing but black. She wanted to say something, but she couldn't think of anything to say. What could she say?
"Sweetie Belle? Sweet'ums?" she heard her sister ask. As she blinked two or three more times, she looked around to see where exactly she was.
She saw that she was in a hospital bed. She was hooked up to a heart monitor, which slowly beeped in unison with her heart beat. Sweetie felt there was an air tube hooked to her nose. When she felt the tube wi
New Discoveries - Chapter 4New Discoveries - Chapter 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sweetie Belle! Sweetie Belle!" a distant voice called out to her. It sounded very distant, yet so close. However, all she could see at the moment was black. Slowly, she opened her eyes to see the white unicorn standing over her.
Sweetie Belle's eyes fluttered as she slowly began to take in where she was at the moment. Her vision was still blurry and her head was aching like nothing she'd ever felt before. As she sat up, she looked around to see that she was in her own bed.
"What...what happened?" she asked, as she rubbed a hoof on her head where her small horn was protruding.
"Oh, Sweetie Belle! Thank Celestia you're alright!" exclaimed Rarity as she wrapped her hooves around her sister, "You fainted before and I was worried that you wouldn't wake up! I was just about to call Twilight Sparkle for help, but then you started stirring around so I knew you were alright."
Sweetie Belle continued to rub her aching head. "How did I get here? What happened?"
"I brought you here, of course. Yo
New Discoveries - Chapter 3New Discoveries - Chapter 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sweetie Belle galloped away from the bakery all the way to her and her sister's home, known as The Carousel Boutique. It was a dress-maker's shop that her sister, Rarity, owned and operated. She made beautiful dresses and lovely gowns of different varieties and styles.
As she approached, she opened the door and quickly closed it behind her. Then, she looked out the window of the shop to make sure she wasn't followed. When she was satisfied that she wasn't followed by her fellow Crusaders, she sighed in relief and began heading to the living quarters above the shop.
When she reached the top floor, she turned right down the hallway and made her way to her sister's work room. When she got there, she saw Rarity, a white unicorn with a lovely purple mane and three diamonds as her Cutie Mark, rushing back and forth; no doubt working on a new outfit or clothing line for a client. Sweetie Belle walked into the room, which Rarity called her "inspiration room", sat on the floor in the corner an