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 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 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. 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. 5Tell me what you think, I love hearing from you.The Long Vacation Ch. 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight stood under a great apple tree, staring up into the branches, doing her best to determine which of the apples in it were good to pick. She had only helped with the apple harvest once before and even then her involvement was more along the lines of organizing and tallying the apples as they were gathered. Sure she had used magic to gather them, but had later learned that some of the apples weren't ready when she did, but it was all she had to gather them. She used her magic to pick a couple that looked ripe from the tree and deposit them in her basket. As she did so Mac came from around a tree, carry two full baskets on his back and shaking his head.
"Twilight, there is a reason for applebucking you know, it shows us which of the apples are ready to be picked."
Twilight looked at him curiously causing Mac to give a heavy sigh as he deposited his baskets on the ground. He turned his back to the tree and kicked it with al
The Long Vacation Ch. 8Chapter 8The Long Vacation Ch. 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight sat outside of the library, staring of into the distance with a vague smile on her face. It had been two week since Celestia had revealed her greatest Secret to Twilight and despite all that, things went on as normal...well as normal as they could be given the circumstances. She had finally accepted her feelings for Spike, as he had before her, and now things had relaxed greatly around the house, neither of them afraid to openly show their affection toward each other. They had caused quite a big stir in Ponyville when Spike had swept her off her feet during a walk and kissed her passionately in front of several gaping bystanders. Though she had been highly embarrassed at first, she had quickly recovered, taking their stares and murmurings as a badge of pride rather than of shame. Spike had left earlier this morning, saying that he needed to go do something. The vague answer to her question made her sure that he was planning something, presumably something to do with