Quiververse Bonus Reel - Vignette Three “You know these ponies?”
As the various nobles and elite chattered amongst themselves, Rarity found herself caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place as she stood between them and her friends from back home in Ponyville. Since not long after her arrival in Canterlot, she’d spent most of her time ingratiating herself with Fancy Pants and his entourage, the cream of the city’s crop. And thanks to a number of factors outside of her control, the world that she’d hoped to be a part of had come crashing face-first into the world from which she’d come, and what standing she’d built up was about to collapse like a house of cards in a sudden breeze.
Perhaps she was indulging in her Shadow Spade novels just a bit too much, but nonetheless, there was only one thing that she could do.
“Yes.” Rarity mustered up her courage and firmly admitted, “Yes, I do know them. They may not be as sophisticated as s
Quiververse Bonus Reel - Vignette Four Sugar Cube Corner was busier than normal today, though for clear enough reasons given their illustrious guest. Carrot Cake and Cup Cake were beside themselves keeping things in order, despite the attempts at their guest to get them to lighten up. Alas, there were limits to even Princess Celestia’s power.
She preferred it that way, of course, but still, it would be nice if her subjects could loosen up from time to time. She did her best to grin and bear it before something happened to disrupt this rare moment of relaxation, and turned to one of the ponies she’d hoped to spend time with and get to know better. “Now then, Fluttershy. I understand from Twilight’s letters that you enjoy tending to the needs of woodland creatures.”
The yellow pegasus nodded, just a bit more at ease than she was before. “Oh yes, I love to take care of animals.”
“As do I, though I rarely have as much time as I’d like to do so.
Quiververse Bonus Reel - Vignette One Assorted moans and groans sounded amongst the six mares as they roused themselves from unconsciousness and recovered from the magic they’d unleashed.
“Ugh, my head.” Rainbow Dash rubbed her cranium with one hoof as she pulled herself up and stretched out her wings.
Applejack looked about among her friends, weary but recovering. “Everypony okay?”
“I believe so, I certainly don’t feel…” Rarity gasped, back on her hooves and almost instantly noticing the single biggest change on her person with glee. “Oh thank heavens!”
Fluttershy smiled and approached the fashionista. “Oh Rarity, it’s so lovely.”
“I know!” The white unicorn swished her restored tail about, the limb now fully restored to its glory from the start of their adventure, before she’d sacrificed it to aid the sea serpent they’d met along the way. “I’ll never part with i
Nightmare's EndNightmare’s End
She could hear them coming, their hooves pounding against the stone floor of the old castle ruins like the beating of drums. She’d been through this before, many a time before, and she doubted it would be any different this time. In one scenario, they would fall, and she would stand, and Equestria as they knew it would be gone. In the other, the inverse would happen, and she would face her greatest nightmare once more. Only one thing was missing from the scenario this time…
Ah, there it was, the faint hint of familiar energies that she’d felt every night since this had begun. Resigned, Princess Luna took a deep breath and steeled herself. “I am ready, Tantabus. Do your worst.”
As it was bidden, the Tantabus went to work. The sun was instantly blotted out, a sudden eclipse blocking out all sunlight as Luna began to feel an all too familiar pain and darkness enshrouded her.
The doors to the throne room burst
Quiververse Bonus Reel - Vignette NineAn optimistic smile was on Applejack’s muzzle as she watched the mare before her thoughtfully chew the pastry in her mouth. It brightened as the mare took hold of a second one with her magic and swiftly ate it as well with gusto. “Twilight’s letters weren’t kidding, Applejack! These are delicious!”
The farmmare managed a nervous laugh. “Right kind a’ya to say, Princess Mi Amore Cadenza.”
“Only because it’s the truth.” The princess smiled back gently. “And please, just ‘Cadance’ is fine.”
“Alright, Cadance.” Applejack turned to Twilight as the unicorn made another mark on her checklist. “Ah know Ah’ve said it already Twi, but Ah’m sorry for not listenin’ to ya earlier. Somethin’ tells me you’ll be hearin’ that a lot for a while.”
“Well, don’t be too hard on yourselves.” Twilight bowed her head in slight shame as she admit
Quiververse Bonus Reel - Vignette Two“And we figured out you were just doing it to avoid getting picked on in Ponyville. But by then, we were the ones being bullies, and…” Sweetie Belle threw up her hooves as her friends climbed out of the tub of soapy water and exclaimed, “Oh, why does life have to be so ironic?!”
Applejack raised an eyebrow as she threw towels over the other two Crusaders. “Don’t quite think you’re usin’ that word right, Sweetie Belle.” The unicorn filly emerged from the tub and got her own towel as the older mare continued, “Still, why didn’t ya’ll tell me what was goin’ on?”
“‘Cuz we didn’t wanna get stuck as snitches.” Apple Bloom bowed her head and added, “An’ it wasn’t like you were doin’ much about Diamond Tiara an’ Silver Spoon.”
“Ah wasn’t doin’ much about ‘em because Ah thought ya’ll were doin’ a pretty good job
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