The 63rd Rune - Chapter 6
Chapter 6: Dusk Shine, Get Ready!
With a loud thud, and the sound of wicker forcing dirt and rock out of the way, Dusk Shine's balloon landed at the outskirts of the Everfree Forest. The balloon was close to the gnarled, sharp and unkempt treetops, but none of the six ponies were concerned with its safety. In a hurry, Rainbow Blitz flew out of the basket and landed on the ground, beginning to tap his hoof as soon as he touched the soil.
"Come on, hurry it up. We don't have all day!" he snapped, looking to his friends.
"We're goin' as fast as we can, Blitz," Applejack replied, hopping over the edge and landing near Blitz. He took a brief moment to shift his hat out of his vision. He opened his mouth to speak, but was interrupted by the sound of grunting and hushed curses coming from the balloon. Both he and Blitz looked over to find Dusk angrily kicking the door to the balloon out, and in his short outburst, he tripped over the edge of the basket and fell forward. Dusk let out a
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Chapter 7: You Know What This Calls For?!
Before the basket had even touched the landing platform, the six stallions were leaping from the gondola and galloping into the castle. Their thunderous travel reverberated throughout the halls as they made their way to Celestia's chambers. Without a second thought, they careened through the door, sending it bursting open and hitting the walls with a resounding crash.
"We have the artifact!" Dusk Shine called, panting heavily. He undid the ropes tying the object down and levitated it up to Celestia's field of view, flashing Celestia a weak smile. Seeing Celestia's shocked expression, he cast a look behind him, taking in the dented door and terrified courtiers. Realizing what they had done, he immediately said "Oh, goodness! I'm so sorry, we should have knocked first!"
The Princess shook herself and gave a light chuckle as she stood up from her desk. "It's quite alright, Twi-" Her tone changed from bemusement to worry as she noticed the
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Chapter 5: Are You Sure We're Going the Right Way?
The rush of wind blew through Dusk Shine's ears as the large purple balloon sailed through the sky. His horn held a steady glow as he pushed the vehicle with a magical gust of air in the general direction of Cloudsdale. Behind him, Canterlot was fading to nothing but a black speck on the horizon. He stood firm in the basket of the balloon, looking forward and not saying much, focused only on channeling his magic. Suddenly, he cringed, accidentally stepping on his injured hoof. Picking it up, he leaned against the basket of the balloon and regained his concentration.
"Ugh, this is so slow!" Blitz complained, flying next to the balloon, forelegs crossed and mouth in a pout.
Dusk shifted his eyes to the sky blue pegasus and shook his head. "Not all of us have wings, Blitz."
"Yeah, I know that. If you guys could fly, this would be so much quicker." As if to prove his point, he made several fast laps around the basket of the b
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Chapter 4: Oh Heavens, Did You Say Dirt?
Groomed and all packed up, Dusk Shine made his way down to the bar just as the clock behind it struck eight. Looking around, he noticed he was the first to awaken out of the group.
The barkeeper flashed Dusk a smile as he sat down at the bar. "Mornin', son. Sleep well?"
"As well as I usually do."
"Good ta' hear!" he cheerily replied, while pushing a menu in front of Dusk. The violet stallion opened his mouth to speak, but the barkeeper interrupted. "If you'll recall, ya got yerself a free breakfast here. So, lad, what's it gonna be?"
A free breakfast! Dusk had forgotten about that detail in his slumber, and he had been prepared to leave without a meal. The rumbling in his stomach declared just how dreadful of an idea that would have been. With little hesitation, he scanned over the menu, looking for something light. Oatmeal, hay pancakes, fruit salad and... apple jacks?
"Yep! Somethin' new from one o' the Apple families. Some sorta
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Chapter 3: Thank You For The Gift, Princess
Dusk Shine was backed into a corner, surrounded by five ponies who used to be his friends. Their faces were contorted in anger as they shouted at him.
"I'll never forgive you for this!" One yelled, nearly striking Dusk with his hoof. He tried to apologize, but they just wouldn't listen! They were closing in on him now, preparing to wreak vengeance on the frightened unicorn. Before they struck, the pink one spoke.
"Dusk! Breakfast is ready!"
Dusk Shine awoke with a jolt. He opened his eyes, wincing as they adjusted to the sunlight, and let out a breath of relief - only a nightmare.
"I'll get it in a moment..." he groggily said, standing up. Dusk shook his mane out and walked to where Bubble Berry was serving breakfast. He had prepared a decent spread of berries, hay, and oats for the group to enjoy, and was happily handing it out to them.
"Thanks a bunch, sugarcube," Applejack said, grabbing a bowl full of food.
"Don't mention it
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Chapter 2: Why Are You Calling Me Dusk?
The sky blue stallion touched down on a cloud ledge floating above Ponyville. In front of him was a large fluffy mansion. To some, it was a large structure in the sky, far more architecturally detailed than most buildings. To Rainbow Blitz, it was just a place to crash - sometimes literally. On this day, however, he wasn’t there to lounge around or sleep - he needed to pack his things and leave. The trip to Canterlot would be long, difficult, and not have nearly enough nap time. It would all be worth it in the end, since as much as he was enjoying the attention because of his new masculine body, Blitz wanted to be Dash again.
He entered the sky manor, surveying his surroundings. Even now, he noticed changes with his house. The living room was slightly messier than he was comfortable with. Empty food packaging littered the coffee table, while magazines laid casually on the floor. Blitz picked one up, looked at the page it was on, the
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Chapter 1: How Could You Be So Wrong, Twilight?
Books and scrolls littered the floor of Ponyville’s library, leaving only a small path for Twilight to walk through. At the epicenter of the organized chaos was the unicorn herself, glancing between a large, old book and a partially finished chalk drawing on the ground. Occasionally she moved to a large stack of books detailing old languages and flipped through them, mumbling to herself as she cross-referenced symbols and details to a piece of parchment. After several more walks between her references and the near crumbling book she was so focused on, she grinned and took a piece of chalk with her magic.
“Now... I need to draw these runes just right...” Twilight said to herself, tracing an intricate pattern into the floor of the library. Beads of sweat were starting to form on her brow, from the concentration she was putting into the small piece of chalk scraping along the floor. Just a little more... she thought,
Family My name is Jason Todd. Ex-Boy Wonder, current Red Hood. "Ex-Boy Wonder?" You may ask. "But how can someone as brutal as the Red Hood have ever worn pixie boots and scaly underwear?" Well, I wasn't always this brutal. In fact, I used to be a pretty good kid, until the Joker got his hands on me. What do I mean by that? I mean the Joker beat me nearly to death with a crow bar and then blew me up. "But that's not possible." You say. "Batman wouldn't have let that happen. And besides, if you were really blown up, you would be dead." Well, Batman did let it happen. Not only that, but he let the Joker get away with it, too! And I did die, thank you very much. But for reasons still unknown, I came back. I dug myself out of my own grave and basically wondered around without a brain until Talia found me. She's kind of like Bruce's girlfriend, or at least she thinks so. I'm pretty sure she only threw me in the Lazarus Pit because sheMore Like This
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// Story: A Knight's Tale
// Chapter: Chapter 8
// Author: lionel23
“Let’s… rest… here,” panted Twilight as she leaned a hoof against the single shade-providing tree in the area.
“Agreed…” huffed Angel Song as she collapsed underneath the tree and buried her face into the grass, her legs outstretched in every direction.
“How can thou both be so out of breath?” Prince Knight Light asked as he casually trotted up after them; apparently, being a knight had its perks when it came to tasks involving physical endurance.
“I don’t… drill… a knight…” said a breathless Angel Song as she looked away, hiding her flushed face.
The spot that the three of them had decided to take a break on was a little way off the main road to Canterlot. Their location was a small hill with a single, large tree overlooking a calm bu
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That's what I feel when I wake up. My head is pounding from when the thieves, or whoever those people were hit me. I wish I could reach Robin with my telepathy. Stupid collar. I hope he's ok..."Hello? Is anyone there?" No answer. I try to sit up, but my muscles won't respond.
"Trying to move won't do you any good. The drugs we gave you won't wear off for another few hours." The voice belongs to the man from Cadmus that attacked robin and I.
"Who are you? Where is Robin?" My voice cracks at the end. How long has it been since I had something to drink?
"You should worry more about yourself." As he says this, I feel him grab me and roughly throw me against the wall. Then he walks over and chains my arms above my head, holding me up so I was in a kneeling position. "So tell me. Who sent you to the empty building that night? Black Wing, perhaps?"
Captives Chapter 1 "So why can't I go again?" I think that's the tenth time I've asked. The answer is the same as it has been. "Because you're not ready to fight Two-face yet and it's a school night."More Like This
"I've been out on school nights before." I say, trying to avoid the Two-face part.
He sighs. "We've been over this. Two-face is ruthless, to say the least. He will beat and abuse you any chance he gets. you know that."
"I'll be careful! And you need me there for backup! Who's gonna take on the goons while you go after the big baddy? It's not like I'm gonna try to take him on alone!"
"I'm not willing to take that chance."
So that's how it started. That's why I'm sitting here, tied and gagged, with what I'm guessing are a few broken ribs and probably worse. Well, that's sorta how it started. That was why I decided to go to Mount Justice, and Mount Justice was where I found out about the recen
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It will never cease to amaze him.
The roar of great engines. The screeching sirens. The glow of neon. The way the street lights twinkle and shine, much like the stars above.
That is what they call them, right?
There are no stars where he is from. In Limbo Town there is only a ceiling of rock. It seemed absurd to imagine that there was anything more than that beyond his walls of stone. That there are great big balls of burning gas and fire, like millions of candles flickering in a great big sky, as far as the eye can see.
He lifts his pale blue hand to the sky and examines it against the heavens above.
This world is so strange. Blue Rafters is full of such terrifying wonders and beautiful discoveries. So much to see and explore. Bright lights and vivid colors. Amazing sights and exploding sounds. And the tastes. Oh the tastes! Such sweet and sticky flavorful cakes of light. Chocolate and raspberry. Vanilla and marzipan. Toffee apples. Cupcakes. Lollipops. Candy he
PrussiaxReader - Perverts and CrushesAn academy that had no boundaries, or discipline. That is what this academy was. Students from all around the world attended the famous school, in hopes of becoming great one day. Yet, there were also students who attended just to be there. It wasn’t a contest on who could join; it was just a place for people from everywhere to be brought together.More Like This
Gilbert Beilschmidt was one of those people who didn’t go to the academy to be great. He didn’t even like going to school, but he did it for his younger brother, and his friends. But there was another person he went for.
As he walked the halls with his two best friends, Antonio and Francis, he looked over his shoulder at his brother, Ludwig and his friends, Feliciano and Kiku. They were talking among themselves about something to do with homework. He turned around and walked backwards, watching the three, his eyes narrowed.
“Who cares about homework! You guys need to party more often.” Gilbert laughed at them, i
[AKIRA] Enough is enough Yuki wasn't always cold... or even violent. Yes, she was once the most peaceful girl in that orphanage and she had always that sweet glow in her eyes. Nobody, except Kaneda and a bunch of other kids (God knows where they are now), knew how she became this girl with a caged vicious personality.More Like This
It all happened when they were kids... in that orphanage...
Yuki always played with the boys, never with the girls. Football, trading cards and other kind of games only boys play. At the time, Yuki had very long hair and used skirts only sometimes. Even though she had this delicate, fragile and girly look, the boys didn't mind having her tagging along in their games. Heck, they even liked her, how she wasn't such a winey crybaby or her voice wasn't as squeaky and annoying as the other girls'. And of course, Kaneda was happy to see his sister happy.
Even though they all looked great, a group of girls, on the other hand, weren't that happy. They were starting to despi
Akira - One WordHe does not like to admit it, but it’s true. Just months later, Tetsuo no longer needs fear.More Like This
It was survival to first forge his vital instincts. The urge to end the day without bloodstains on his rags — it was the wings on his feet and the frantic breath, the blaze shooting through his muscles.
For years, he never made it; he was crashed against the dead ends of alleys, as his skin painfully turned to black. The humiliation grew, steady, with each time his nose was broken. The one solution he had left was crying – he was the little creep, the one out of any gang, alone and defenseless.
But one shouted name is all it takes, when he is not enough for himself. He calls one name, and the whole gang rushes to him – it is their signal to run and to crush bones, to chase the bastards, if necessary, to the end of Neo Tokyo.
As they lie on the ground, so young and so lost already, his bullies now bend to forward the message. Kaneda’s fury does not spare anyo
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Oh God... I should really cover those windows before I go to sleep. Even if it's winter, It's still bright as fuck! And since when did my pillow started gaining weight? It's so damn heavy all of the sudden. And..... since when did it grow hair... and.... abs... hot damn . Oh yes... I remember. Since yesterday. When this 'pillow' offered me the best day of my life. I should open my eyes to see 'it' better. Ah yes. My gorgeous albino pillow. My pillow has the silkiest hair ever. And it smells so nice.Like the softest perfume. He's sleeping so peacefully. Lips slightly parted, petal-like eyelids closed. Shirtless. Arms hugging my torso lovingly. All I want is to hug him even harder and to bury my face in his soft pale neck. Now I remember how I have gained such a wonderful pillow. A snowstorm hit and we stopped at his place. We were so tired we fell asleep as fast as we lied in bed. He hugs me closer to him. I hop
Chubby!GermanyXReader-Happy birthday!It was (name)'s birthday. She was excited, but her German boyfriend, Ludwig, was even more nervous. He was going to ask her to marry him. Ludwig was an odd man. He was foreign, which already made him have a social disadvantage with the Americans. He was also very quiet and shy. (Name) loved that about him though. Finally, the thing that made him the most insecure was his weight. He weighed a good 345 pounds. He wasn't always like this. When he moved to America 7 years ago, he was thin and trim. Now, with the endless supply of good food, especially sweets, he had ballooned to his current weight of 354 pounds. Most of it accumulated when he met his (name) in his sophomore year of college. He loved her more than anything and wanted her to be his forever.More Like This
Ludwig was "running" on the treadmill trying to trim back down to his thin self. It was hard to lose weight because of all of the food that he could ever have was accessible to him. One time he had to literally leave the room
Lyrics: Nightmare NightPony-fied Edition of "This is Halloween"More Like This
In the Style of Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas"
Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems.
In a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams.
For the story you are about to be told,
Took place in the magical kingdoms of old.
Now you've probably wondered where nightmares come from.
If you haven't, I'd say "It's time you begun."
Colts and fillies of every age.
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come behold a ghastly sight.
This, our town, on Nightmare Night.
[Cutie Mark Crusaders]
This is Nightmare Night. It is such a fright.
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night.
This is Nightmare Night, everyone turn out the light.
[Golden Harvest & Berry Punch]
Trick or treat,
Till the neighbors gonna die of fright.
It's our town, everypony scream.
Nightmare Night is on the scene.
I am the one hiding under your bed.
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowin
Chubby!PrussiaXReader-PrussianPudginess Gilbert Belischmidt was an odd ball. He proclaimed that he was the "most awesome" in the land that was formally Prussia. He was a womanizer, until he met his now girlfriend (name). Before he met (name) three years ago, he was thin and muscular. Now, he looked far from that. He was now a pudgy thing; weighing in at 340 or more pounds. (Name) had been responsible for this big belly. She was a chef and Gilbert loved her cooking.More Like This
Amazingly, for being as big as he was, he was still super confident in his body; a quality that (name) absolutely adored. He laid on the hammock outside. It swayed back and forth in the summer breeze. It was easy to see that he was asleep on it. Gilbert was shirtless while he was outside. His hand scratched his belly as he slept.
Eating Contest- Prussia EndingArthur was tired of everyone saying that his food was terrible. He just wanted someone to like it...or at least someone to hate Francis'. So he came up with a plan. There was an eating contest coming up soon and the final competitors were from Greece, Italy, and East Germany.More Like This
Arthur stood behind a dark curtain his wand was out and the food would be coming out shortly for the final round. The three males had been plumping up nicely after a dose of his magic. He wanted to make them suffer of being too fat to move with their own fat.
He cast his spell and ran and hid to watch his magic. Feliciano, Hercules, and Gilbert came on stage and sat at the table.
The item they had to eat: crepes
They sat side by side at the table. The crepes were presented to them and they all were hungry gentlemen
Gilbert and his competitors walked on the stage. He was determined to win. He loved the best and was nicknamed the "Awesome". He sat in his position and when chubby chasing (name) came on the stage and
Filled Out Love (Chubby!Russia x Reader) (2)Now, coming from Russia, Ivan was not used to the extreme heat, well to him, from (y/c). Even though sweat would pour off of him in buckets, he always wore his long coat, ignoring the weird stares he received.More Like This
Why did he wear the coat?
Well, the answer was simple, he was fat.
Everywhere he looked around him, were skinny, well-built people, seemingly mocking him with their perfect figures, and with occasional insults. He hated his fat body, from his large thighs, to his overly chubby cheeks, and living in (y/c) made him feel even more self-conscious.
But there was one thing, or rather person, he loved, and she never failed to make him feel better.
That person was ____ ____, the first person to speak to him, quickly becoming his best friend.
She was never afraid of him, even when his younger sister tried to kill her, merely backhanding the Belorussian, smiling sweetly. She never failed to make him smile, and was always there to protect him from harmful insults, even getting suspended onc
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There was a loud thumping at your door and you woke with a start.
"Who the Hell is it?" You yell, checking you cell phone for the time. It was midnight exactly. There was a silence on the other side of your one room apartment door as you stared at it from your bed/couch.
"H-hello?" You whispered, frightened. Then one more loud bang. You flinched as the door caved in and three men burst into your room. You started to scream and run but it was too late. One had grabbed you and threw you over his shoulder. You started to beat on his back until you heard a familiar voice.
"Mon cher, please stop hitting me. You're much stronger than you look." A french accent says and you blink.
"Oui, as well as Gilbert and Toni!"
"Kesesesese~," Gilbert giggled from behind you. "_____, did we wake you or were you getting dressed?" He asked sweetly. You blushed and remembered that all you had on was a tank top and your frilly panties.
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The sky looked perfect today; no sign of rain on today’s forecast… I just wished it would feel like this every day, no pain, no strife, nothing. It is as if I was walking into a dream and I never wanted to wake up. Every time I would take a walk on a certain path, I would usually feel at peace with myself. It’s nice to see people walking to and fro to wherever place they may be. As I continued walking down, I just waved my hands at them, having that warm, fuzzy feeling inside as they waved me back with smiles on their faces. I swear it was such an beautiful sight, seeing different people, young and old, male and female; It didn’t bother me at all as to why they were all wearing suits and dresses with the same color: Heavenly White; I just thought it was some fashion statement or something, a fad if you will. In all honesty, the color complimented their figures as they walked under the almighty Sun. The faces they bore resembled that of the gods and go
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The limited light of her vanity's candles struggled to illuminate the static unicorn, who rested her weight against the wooden furniture staring blindly downwards into the constricting darkness of her sealed eyelids. Memories of her previous visit gnawed at her shielding personification, which continued to mask the growing threat with overwhelming praise. Trixie knew she was a brilliant performer, she knew that nopony could say any different without being upstaged. But the reaction to her reappearance still haunted her mind. What if. 'There is no 'ifs' Trixie will always be adored and admired!' Her character interrupted her inner thoughts once more, keeping the vulnerable mare's mind safe and her approaching performance secure.
She hadn't noticed as the hour she previously mentioned approached until a louder murmur permeated the oak walls. The murmuring voices of restless ponies, restless fans. She opened her eyes to see the bright smile of the showmare staring back at her, reflecting
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Welcome to a land of madness and lycanthropy,
Where howls were made for blasphemy.
To the Sun the humans proclaim their mortality
But under the virgin moonlight lies shattered humanity.
Sulfurous eyes and claws with the doom it spelled.
Serrated teeth and gaping maw, the pathway to hell.
Fur as black and void as a murderer's shell.
Bloodcurdling howls as haunting as the iron bells.
Feral instincts made me a monstrous libertine,
Your penultimate vestige of hope faintly dims.
Thou must suffer an ultimate fate so grim,
When I tear you forcefully limb from limb.
Deep into the forest, torturous screams await you,
As you enter the castle of the loup-garou.
The terrors of the sallow moonlight now tie you to,
Insanities that grip you through and through.
For this wretched curse gave me the sweetest maleficia.
Through Death,will you be guided to a ghastly Shangri-la.
Let the silent trees feast on your tearful paranoia.
Succulent flesh, my gruesome mania.
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Rainbow Dash shut her eyes as Nurse Redheart led her and Applejack towards the room Scootaloo had been set up in. Applejack kept glancing back towards her in concern, her face a mask of worry as the Nurse pony pushed open the door for them and stood aside. Gently, Applejack reached out and laid a hoof upon Rainbow Dash's shoulder, carefully guiding her through the doorway. The earth pony gulped as she looked up and saw the hospital bed. She felt like her heart was pounding from within her throat.
The room was sparse, with a few chairs and small tables set against the pristine, whitewashed walls. In the center of the room stood a cold, metal-framed hospital bed, with a clipboard mounted to the silvery footboard. The attached pieces of paper were festooned with so many numbers, strange diagrams and incomprehensible medical terms that Applejack felt her head hurting just looking at it. Sickly, mint green sheets were stretched across the bed, bulging in the middle where they har
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 7"Oh, do hurry up, Applejack," said Rarity, pulling the earth pony behind her. "We must find a discrete vantage point from which to observe the two lovers' meeting."More Like This
"'Observe'?" repeated Applejack, her eyes narrowing. "Don'cha mean 'spy'?"
"Please, Applejack," replied the exasperated unicorn. "We simply cannot miss seeing all our hard work come to fruition!"
Applejack felt her heart sink at the words 'all our hard work'. Rarity had got so swept up in the whole Rainbow-Twilight thing, she wasn't making a lick o' sense anymore!
"Over there!" said Rarity. She'd spotted some steps not far away that led up to a small garden around the base of a tower. It was little more than a single hawthorn-tree surrounded by low jasminum bushes, sprinkled with white flowers. They were giving off a delightful perfume with the advent of the evening, and the sweet scent wafted thickly on the breeze that was sweeping down from the mountain above them. The unicorn found a larger bush and stepped
3 Days Regret - Part 7Celestia's burning sun hovered sternly out of reach, basking Ponyville with the light of the inevitable day. All Rainbow Dash could do was wait, wait for her hopes and dreams to crumble around her as her friend's voices echoed in her ears. 'You will see your girlfriend tomorrow.' Rainbow's hoof slowly slid down the pane of glass as she lowered her sight from the window feeling the recurring pain as she limped over to Rarity's bed. Rainbow gazed down to her best friend curled up in a ball, breathing delicately in her sleep. "I'm sorry." She whispered before limping towards the door.More Like This
Before she could reach the door Rainbow felt something grip around her leg. "Where are you going?" With a sad sigh the injured mare turned to face Fluttershy who's hoof held her in place.
"I just, need some air."
"You just came from the window." Fluttershy responded unmoving from her grip, staring up at her best friend.
Rainbow looked away, wishing she didn't have to talk. "How long have you been watching me
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 6"Where are we going, Princess?" asked Twilight. They were trotting along a narrow alleyway in a part of Canterlot she'd never been before, and she had no idea what Celestia had planned.More Like This
"Just a little out-of-the-way place I like to visit now and then, when the responsibilities of being Princess of Equestria get a bit too much," explained Celestia. "I think it should be especially quiet tonight with everypony out in the streets enjoying the festival. Oh, and here we are!"
The alley opened out into a tiny square with a number of little shops opening off of it. There was a tack-repair shop, with newly-worked bridles hanging near the door to dry; an apothecary, with its tell-tale sign of a winged-staff and the thick scent of medicines and ointments which Twilight could smell from where they were standing; and a charming little...
"Oh, a bookshop!" cried Twilight in delight. Towers of leather-bound books were piled up next to the door, and a ziggurat of yellowed vellum-scrolls as well. Oh,
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Applebloom couldn't see more than a few hooves in front of her. The snow was too thick; it blinded her. She tried to squint through the billowing whiteout in an attempt to see the trail ahead of her, but to no avail. She was growing disoriented. She hadn't been able to see any part of the ground save a featureless, white blanket since they had left the ice-choked river. It had been nothing short of miraculous that they had found the bridge over the stream in the first place, having only just managed to stumble across it after leaving Sugarcube Corner.
Applebloom was thinking more and more that they should have never stopped at the bakery in the first place. Pinkie Pie had, of course, tried to fill them up with as many free sweets as she could, but this was of little comfort to the fillies now. The snow had only started falling when they were inside, and Applebloom knew that they had had enough time to make it home before the blizzard began. The window had been open just enou
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On such a cold, windy day, most residents of Ponyville were more than content to spend their time indoors, holed up in their cozy homes against the bite of frosty wind and blowing snow. The skies had been clear of clouds for a couple days, but the arrival of the brisk wind signaled an end to the clear weather.
At the moment, however, the day was still bright and clear, and the airborne drifts of snow that blew their way down Ponyville's streets did little to dampen the mood of those who did venture outside. A few quickly shuttled themselves to and fro between heated buildings, unwilling to let the cold bother them as they went about their business. Even fewer milled about in the plowed city streets, ignoring the cold for the chance to experience the day and enjoy themselves, marveling at the pristine white beauty that had besieged their town.
With so few outside, a kind of fantastic silence had descended upon the town. The only sound that could be heard was the low, subtle w
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Rarity grabbed Applejack and hustled her through the archway that led to the eastern battlements.
"Hey, yer hurtin' me!" the earth pony yelped.
"Oh, do come on, Applejack," said Rarity, pulling her along. "Our first foray has failed. We need to come up with another plan to get Twilight away from Princess Celestia so that she can spend some time with Rainbow. The battlements that Princess Luna mentioned are the perfect venue for some planning."
"Do we really need ta get involved?" replied Applejack. "Can't we just relax an' let love find its own way?"
"Love? Find its own way?" Rarity snorted. "Have you forgotten what dear Twilight is like? She'll start talking to the Princess about books and magic and history and, and... and whathaveyou, and before she knows it, the window of opportunity for her romance to blossom will be gone. Oh, it will be so terribly sad if that