The Long Vacation Ch. 3Chapter 3The Long Vacation Ch. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike sat on the kitchen table, watching in amusement as Twilight sprinted around the table with a small pink blur following behind her. It had been two weeks since their day trip to the beach and not much had changed during this time. On occasion, they would accept the offer to babysit one of the many young children of their friends. The time before this one had been Fluttershy, who had given all three her kids to Twilight for the day.
Pinkie Pie had asked this time and Twilight had gladly accepted but was now more than likely regretting her generosity. Rose, Pinkie's daughter, had nearly twice as much energy as her mother, which was saying something. Twilight and Spike had attempted to wear the small pony out through rigorous play time, rough housing, tag, hide and seek, all kinds of games. But so far nothing had even remotely dented the child's energy.
They had soon realized that if they played with her together that they'd both be worn out well before Rose did, so they ha
The Long Vacation EpilogueEpilogueThe Long Vacation Epilogue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ow! Stop sticking me!"
Twilight stood on a wooden stool, staring into a mirror as Rarity pinned a flowing white gown together on Twilight. At the moment, however, Rarity was pulling a misplaced stick pin from Twilight's flank. Rarity let out an annoyed sigh as she tried to reposition the fabric she'd been pinning when Twilight had shifted. As She moved the pin again, Twilight did a full half turn to view a section of her dress in the mirror, the pin sliding against her skin roughly as Rarity again missed her mark. Rarity let out an irritated growl and used her magic to physically shift Twilight forward, so the rear of the dress was once again in front of Rarity. "Twilight, for the love of Celestia, stop fidgeting!"
Twilight visibly stilled her body while Rarity continued with her work.
Twilight grinned in the mirror at her appearance. The dress was over half done and Twilight had to admit that it would be going much faster if she'd hold still, various sections of her body fel
The Long Vacation Ch. 4Chapter 4The Long Vacation Ch. 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike sat at the kitchen table enjoying his breakfast. It wasn't often that he got to have gems for a meal but today was special. It had been two weeks since the Millennial Shower and he and Twilight seemed to have gotten into an unspoken competition about who could surprise the other best and today Twilight had won. She had given him a large breakfast of gemstones and one particularly large diamond, easily half her size. He had refused to eat this one, he had other ideas in mind for it. The competition for surprises had been pretty competitive in the beginning, mostly centred around things that were sure to excite, but as the days went by, ideas were getting a little thin.
Earlier this week Spike had surprised her with a full set of Arcane tomes, to replace her old ones, and a book on the ancient dragon language. It didn't surprise him when she started walking around speaking in draconic a few days later. He reclined a little in his chair while the sound of the bath upstairs
The Long Vacation Ch. 2Chapter 2The Long Vacation Ch. 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike woke sharply from his deep sleep as a piercing scream echoed through the house. He sat up as Twilight came barrelling into his room in near hysterics, If he knew it wasn't possible, he would have sworn both her eyes were on separate circuits.
"Spike! Oh Spike it's just terrible, some one has stolen all my books!"
Spike had to refrain from rolling his eyes as he said, "Twilight..."
She abruptly interrupted him as if she hadn't even heard her name and said, "I mean its unbelievable, who would steal in Ponyville, I can't believe it." Again Spike had to refrain from rolling his eyes as he said, "Twilight..."
Twilight was now in a frenzy as she again interrupted him,
"I'm going straight to the princess, she'll know what to do."
Spike headed her off before she could teleport out of the house by loudly yelling,
"Twilight! Please Calm down, I took your books." Twilight gasped as she focused her full attention the dragon in front of her, "You? You took my books? But why?!"
The Long Vacation Ch. 1Chapter 1The Long Vacation Ch. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike lay leisurely under the leaves of a grand oak tree, the summer sun falling gently on his scales as a light breeze blew by. It was only a month or two until fall came and yet despite the official first day of fall being only a few weeks away, today was surprisingly warm. Spike relished the feel of the sun, being cold blooded, it was always relaxing to him to sunbathe. It was one of his favorite pass times when he was finished with work for the day. He often did this to relax, particularly after a stressful or busy day.
He was the personal assistant to Twilight Sparkle, a unicorn who studied under the tutelage of Princess Celestia, the ruler of the land. Twilight had been in her studies for nearly sixteen years now and through all this, Spike had been with her the whole time.
Things had changed in Ponyville, some pretty big changes, most notably were the marriages of their friends to colts from in and around the town. Of the original group, only two of them remained unmar
The Long Vacation Ch. 12Chapter 12The Long Vacation Ch. 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike sat at his desk, his eyes closed, his head tilted back as he leaned back in his seat. It had been two weeks since the romantic candle lit dinner and things had grown tense in the house, at least in Spike's eyes. He had commonly stayed in his room during this time, his door locked and his curtains closed. He knew Twilight knew that he was up to something, but as such, she respected him enough to not confront him about it... at least not yet.
Spike was resting now...he had finally, finally completed it, his final Surprise. On the desk in front of him was the completed gift, the long rectangular wooden box, carved with such delicacy that Spike himself could hardly believe that he had done it himself. The design on the box depicted his and Twilight's love, the centre of it embossed with a picture of a heart, created by two pictures, those of a pony and a dragon, the two with their heads angled toward each other along with their tails. The edges of the box were carved into
The Long Vacation Ch. 11Chapter 11The Long Vacation Ch. 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight sat on her bed, staring around her room. The room was quiet and suffused with a warm glow. Candles were lit and spaced at regular intervals adding a soft mood of romance that made Twilight's coat stand on end. She sighed and smoothed out the white night gown she was wearing and settled down on her bed. Her heart was fluttering in anticipation as her eyes drifted back towards the door.
Slowly, as if time stood still, the door handle turned. Spike walked in, a grin on his face as he spotted the woman he loved, shutting the door behind him. His heart was pounding madly, as he knew hers must be as well. They had come so far together and now, they had reached the peak. He walked over to the bed and slid down on it, gliding a claw along her cheek, causing a blushing smile to spread across her face. Spike leaned close and kissed her, his lips meeting hers sweetly and passionately. She let out a contented sigh and leaned back onto the bed, pulling Spike into her arms. Sp
The Long Vacation Ch. 10Chapter 10The Long Vacation Ch. 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spike lay on his bed, staring up at the ceiling, idly spinning a long wooden, rectangular box in his hand, snow falling lightly outside the window. It had been two weeks since their picnic with Celestia and her children, and life progressed on as normal. Twilight had been spending a fair bit of the last two weeks in the company of Tetran and Ocaena, learning all she could from them and trying to become friends with them.
Spike didn't mind this, it gave him ample opportunity to work on his greatest surprise for Twilight. He stopped spinning the wooden box and used his claws to carve a little intricate pattern on it, relying on the ancient knowledge of the dragons to guide him as his talons traced a delicate pattern before going a bit deeper to carve it out. He felt knots in his stomach as he thought what this box was going to be used for, nerves causing his feet to feel slightly chilly. He redoubled his focus on his task, trying to keep his mind away from his nerves.