The Young Prince Chapter TwoFalse FriendsMore Like This
Dusk had just turned five years old, and a day he had been long awaiting had finally arrived; The first day of school. Rather then utilise private tutors, or home-schooling, Twilight was quite adamant that Dusk did his learning in as normal an environment as possible. A public school would help him make all sorts of new friends. And if there was one thing Twilight had learned in her time, it was to never underestimate the value of a good friend.
As Twilight and Flash walked their son to school, Dusk was barely able to contain his excitement.
"I can't wait to start learning!" He cheered.
"Yep." Flash smirked at Twilight. "He's definitely your son."
"Funny." Twilight said drily. As they finally reached school, she gave Dusk his lunch in a paper bag, and a kiss on the cheek. "Have a great day, honey."
"I will, mom!" Dusk smiled.
"Go get 'em, sport." Flash chuckled.
"You know it!" Dusk nodded, turning and dashing through the entrance.
"Our little colt, off to hi
The Young Prince Chapter OneSpike The FoalsitterMore Like This
Dusk Glow, son of Twilight Sparkle and Flash Sentry, was currently a strapping two-year-old. Full of boundless energy, and infinite curiosity, he would race around his family's library home, closely examining whatever caught his fancy.
One morning, Dusk was attempting to discover what was under the couch when Flash pulled him out.
"Not so fast, young explorer." Flash chuckled.
"Aww!" Dusk groaned. "No fair!"
Flash took Dusk over to his mother. As always, Spike was by Twilight's side, looking more or less the same as ever. A dragon's rate of growth was far slower then that of a pony; In the years that had passed since he and Twilight had arrived in Ponyville, Spike had only grown a few inches, his limbs becoming slightly longer and ganglier. In terms of personality, the baby dragon was completely unchanged.
"There's my little prince." Twilight smiled, kissing Dusk's nose. "Dusk, daddy and I have to leave for a while. The Mayor needs us. But don't worry. Your
Twilight's Love Chapter TwelveOne last SurpriseMore Like This
After a nice quiet stay at the Haywaiian islands, where they relaxed at the beach during the day, and cuddled in their hotel room at night, Twilight and Flash returned to Ponyville as husband and wife. Flash had all his belongings moved out of his cottage and into the library. The couple led a happy life, just them and Spike, living together.
Ten months after the wedding, Twilight started getting stomach pains and nausea. She booked an appointment with her physician, Dr. Stable, to get to the root of the problem. What Dr. Stable discovered gave Twilight the shock of her life. The young princess wandered home in a daze. As she opened the door, she found Flash stood nearby, eager to learn the severity of her condition.
"So, what'd the doctor say?" He asked. "Is it anything serious?"
"You could say that." Twilight nodded, her face impassive.
"What's going on, Twilight?" Flash asked worriedly.
"You might want to sit down for this, Flash." Twilight suggested.
Twilight's Love Chapter ElevenThe WeddingMore Like This
Twilight and Flash's engagement ending up lasting well over six months. This was mostly due to Twilight's compulsive need for organisation. She had made sure every aspect of the wedding was planned out to the smallest detail. Both she and Flash agreed that it was going to be held in the Crystal Empire, where they had first met. Then came the matter of security. Knowing what had happened at the last royal wedding, Twilight had insisted that the occasion be well-guarded, putting in a request to Shining and Cadance to have as many guardsponies keeping watch as possible, just in case the Changelings (or some some other unsavoury characters) should try something.
"Is all this really necessary?" Flash asked, as he and Twilight looked over things.
"Necessary?" Twilight repeated. "Didn't you see what the Changelings did to Canterlot?"
"Not really." Flash shrugged. "I was visiting relatives in Manehatten at the time."
"Oh." Twilight said dully. "Well, it was bad. Really bad.
Twilight's Love Chapter TenAn Unexpected VisitorMore Like This
Slowly but surely, word of Twilight and Flash's engagement spread across Equestria. Every newspaper in the land had presented the news for all to see. Over the following weeks, Twilight had received hundreds of congratulatory letters. She was pleasantly surprised, having had no idea how much the ponies had liked her.
Even Princess Celestia had taken time out of her busy schedule to extend her well-wishes.
"Congratulations, my dear Twilight." She smiled. "You can expect myself and Luna at the wedding."
"But you don't even know when the wedding is." Twilight pointed out. "And you're so busy..."
"Not so busy I'd miss the wedding of my best student." Celestia smiled. "We'll be there. Trust me."
"Thank you." Twilight beamed, nuzzling her teacher. "It really means a lot to me that you and Luna will be there."
"You are welcome, my darling student." Celestia chuckled.
A few days later, Twilight was at Flash's cottage, enjoying a quiet afternoon with her fiancÚ. Sud
Twilight's Love Chapter NineDecent ProposalMore Like This
It was Hearth's Warming Eve. A flurry of snow fell over Ponyville, painting the ground and buildings a brilliant white. Pinkie Pie was throwing her annual Hearth's Warming Eve party in her room above Sugar Cube Corner. Inside, the mane six, Spike and Flash were partying. There was dancing, good food, and party games. Everypony was having fun. Rarity had even deigned to give Spike a kiss on the cheek while they were under the mistletoe. The baby dragon fell into a catatonic state immediately afterwards, paralysed with joy.
Twilight and Flash were dancing together, although Flash was a tad halfhearted in his movements. Twilight had noticed he seemed preoccupied of late.
"Flash, is everything okay?" She asked.
"Of course." Flash smiled. "How could anything not be okay, when I've got a marefriend like you?"
The answer briefly mollified Twilight, though she was getting the sense that Flash was waiting for something. He kept glancing over to the pack he had brou
Twilight's Love Chapter EightFirst AnniversaryMore Like This
Twilight and Flash's relationship continued apace. Their new-found proximity caused their love to flourish even more, as they spent as much time together as they could. Of course, Flash now being Twilight's official guardspony meant that he would accompany her on her royal duties. Having him by her side helped Twilight through any moments of anxiety over her work. Of course, they kept their relationship "professional" during official meetings, or royal appearances; It would not do for a princess and her guard to be all lovey-dovey while dealing attending to such matters. Once those matters were dealt with, however, they held no such compunctions, dealing out as much affection to one another as was possible.
The days and weeks seemed to fly by in a haze of contentment. Before they knew it, their relationship was nearing the one year mark.
Twilight strolled from the library to Flash's cottage, tapping on the door. The door opened seconds later, revealing Flash's
Twilight's Love Chapter SevenTwilight's BirthdayMore Like This
Twilight was whiling away her time reading a book. Normally, she would consider this enough to take her mind off her worries, but not this time. She couldn't get her mind off of Flash. A long-distance relationship had seemed like a good idea at the beginning, but now, the time they spent apart tore Twilight up inside. It was getting so the longer they spent apart, the less Twilight was able to function properly. She knew something had to be done, but her birthday was coming up, with Flash having promised to visit. She resolved to talk to Flash about it then. But what exactly could they do? Twilight wouldn't be able to bring herself to leave Ponyville and her friends, but she couldn't ask Flash to leave his home and career just for her. Hopefully, they could figure something out together. Just the thought of them being together at her party was a great comfort.
Twilight smiled. Pinkie Pie, of course, would be organising the party. It was bound to cheer her up.
Twilight's Love Chapter SixThe Grand Galloping GalaMore Like This
It was that time of year again. Time for the Grand Galloping Gala. Twilight had received an invitation from Princess Celestia, noting that it would be her first time attending as a princess. Not only were invitations for Spike and the others included, but one for Flash. Through a quick relay of letters, he and Twilight agreed to meet just outside the castle on the night in question.
Rarity had, of course, gotten right to work on her friends' gala dresses, especially Twilight's ("It's your first Gala as a princess, darling!", she'd exclaimed. "You must look your best!"). The finished outfit was similar to the dress Twilight wore at her coronation, but less elaborate, and in shades of royal purple and lavender.
After an uneventful carriage ride, Twilight and her friends walked up to the castle, where Flash (Wearing the tuxedo Rarity had made for him on his first visit to Ponyville) was waiting. The second Flash laid eyes on Twilight, he became entranced.
Twilight's Love Chapter FiveA CRASH Course in FlightMore Like This
Once again, Flash had come to visit Twilight in Ponyville. This time, he had managed to secure a weekend off, and wanted to spend it all with Twilight. The two were currently walking across a field together.
"What a beautiful day." Twilight smiled.
"I know." Flash agreed. "And look at that sky. Just perfect for a nice flight."
"Flight?" Twilight asked nervously.
"Sure." Flash nodded. "You've got wings, right? Might as well use 'em."
"I'm not that good of a flyer, actually." Twilight admitted. "I can get up in the air just fine, but I'm always off-balance, not to mention strong winds blow me right out of the sky."
"Sounds like you could use a crash course in the fundamentals of flight." Flash noted. "Come to think of it, why didn't you ever ask either of those pegasus friends of yours for help?"
"Well, Fluttershy's not the strongest flyer herself." Twilight explained. "And Rainbow Dash? To be honest, she doesn't really have the patience to be a teacher."