Long Live The Empress: Party Crashers pt. 1
In hindsight, calling it the Festival of Friendship was not the smartest thing she had done in a long time. But it was too late now.
Oh sure, the whole point of the festival was friendship. But Cosmos was sure she could have come up with a more original name.
As she moved through the city wide party, nodding to those she knew and offering what encouragement she could, she was glad of one thing at least.
One of her first decrees on officially taking her throne was to move the seat of the capitol to Ponyville. Whether the nobility liked it or not. But she made it perfectly clear what she thought of their opinions.
Canterlot did have one thing though that made it ideal for this. Ponyville was still a small town in the realm, and having invited all of Equus to attend if they wanted, there was no way it could host it.
Of course, there was one she was expecting to crash the party. But part of the reason for the festival was to draw them out and attack Equestria.
She was going to enjoy that.
Alicorn Training Time: Gravity. Aint It Fun?
Twilight let out a yelp as the door closed with a boom behind her. Turning around, she watched in shock as the door itself vanished, leaving nothing but a solid wall behind.
Twilight could only stare at it for a moment. Now she really was stuck in here until whatever arbitrary amount of time had passed.
How long would that be anyway?
Sighing, Twilight turned away from the door. Glaring at it wasn't getting her anywhere. Princess Celestia had said that this was supposed to help her become her full alicorn self.
Which sounded like a test. And Twilight loved tests. She loved passing tests even more. This one would be no different.
For the moment, exploration was the order of the day. If she was going to be here for however long she was, knowing the place would be a good place to start.
The building it turned out could either be described as a well off hotel, or as spartan as the Royal Guard Barracks in Canterlot.
A long central hallway led out onto a portico. Along the walls doors led off
Nightmare Equestria: Meetings And New Loves
Several days later.
Empress Cadance watched with a satisfied smirk as her subjects went about clearing away the remains of her old palace. In light of her new outlook, if it was possible, they loved her even more than they had before.
Some had even begun to call her a goddess. She wasn't sure what to make of that yet, but as long as they obeyed when she commanded, she let it slide. In her private moments, she was beginning to enjoy it.
"Well I see you've been busy." Came a voice from behind her. One that made her smile. A real one. Turning she found Twilight giving her a loving smile.
"What can I say? They love me." She rsponded. "The amulet looks beautiful on you by the way."
Twilight blushed. "Thanks. You look great in that armor too." She tapped the central gem, which glowed slightly. "Is that the Crystal Heart?"
"It's the Shadow Heart now but yes." Cadance replied as the glow faded. "So what brings my favorite sister-in-law this far north?"
Twilight slumped. "I'm bored