Ebony LOVED magic kindergarten, especially her teacher, who was none other than Princess Celestia herself. She loved trying new things with her new friends, and she especially loved art class. Celestia encouraged all of her students to be creative with their projects and Ebony put her love into each and every one. She had made MANY drawings for her friends and family and when graduation rolled around, she knew she wanted to do something special to thank her teacher. She worked really hard and on the day of the ceremony when Celestia called her name, she accepted her certificate and gave her a package in return, blushing slightly as she bowed.
"P, princess." Ebony said, a little nervous with all of the ponies looking to them in the crowd. "This is for you. I made it myself to say thank you for everything you showed me."
Celestia smiled warmly at the little one as she unwrapped the gift. Inside was a drawing of herself in a heart with the words "Thank You" in rainbow colors and it was signed by Ebony in pink crayon. She gently hugged the little filly, tears of happiness in her eyes.
"This is beautiful Ebony. Thank you so much!" Ebony smiled from ear to ear as she heard that, hugging the princess back, blushing slightly as the crowd cheered for her. It was then and there she realized how much she loved making art and making others happy and decided she was going to keep doing it and keep improving even more. Suddenly, a flash of light started to appear on her flank and Celestia was the first to notice as she smiled even more, hearing the crowd gasp as well as they caught on. "Well now, it looks like your graduation isn't going to be the only thing you'll be celebrating today, Ebony."
Ebony blinked a bit in confusion. "H, huh? What do you mean-?" but before she could finish, it was then when she saw the flash of light, her jaw dropping as she saw her brand new cutie mark in its place: a pencil crossed with a pen, and a heart behind the two, showing her love for art. Her eyes practically lit up as she looked to her mommy and daddy, who were in the front row, the two of them smiling proudly at her. "Mommy, daddy! I got my cutie mark! I GOT MY CUTIE MARK!" She shouted happily as her parents rushed onto the stage, giving her a loving embrace, the crowd cheering even more, even stomping their hooves, too.
Celestia smiled warmly at the scene, the gift Ebony made her still held in her magical aura, thinking to herself. <Something tells me that little filly will be making a LOT of other ponies happy someday. She has a very bright future ahead of her.>
So NOW you guys know how little Ebony got her cutie mark! And while I didn't do as many prompts as I had hoped, I'm still proud of the ones I did over the past few weeks, and I plan to put everything I've learned into practice in the future, too. I hope you guys enjoyed my pics from this year's ATGs, and I definitely plan on attending the next one when it comes around next year! :3
On a side note: BOY Celestia is hard to draw...I hope I did her justice here... ^ ^;;; (no mean comments please!)