Twilight let out an annoyed groan as she trotted through her castle halls, trying to catch a certain somepony. This pony was rather elusive and quick, just like her mother…
She let out an annoyed groan as she trotted along into the room with the round table and seats for her, her friends and Spike, the Cutie Map and the Golden Roots all were. Twilight looked up at the Golden Roots for a moment, looking at some of the gems for a short moment, before she began to trot along, still looking for a certain somepony.
After a moment, Twilight heard a small giggle, she looked over behind her own seat at the round table and saw a pony’s tail. The alicorn mare got a sneaky idea to lure the pony out.
“Oh well… I guess she’s not in here, I better go look else where,” Twilight stated, as she hid behind Rainbow’s throne, making trotting sounds and closing the door with her magic. Sure enough, an alicorn filly with a dark blue coat, a rainbow mane, a mainly purple, red and orange tail, magenta eyes and no Cutie Mark, emegered “Gotcha!”
Twilight quickly scooped up the filly with her magic, keeping her suspended in the air with her magic.
“No fair!” the filly whined, trying to worm free from Twilight’s magic. She used a magic blast was able to stop Twilight’s levitation, the filly quickly began to run, with Twilight in hot pursuit of her all over the room.
“Twil,” a voice called out from behind the locked door, “Is everything okay in there?”
“Mommy, Twilight’s trying to make me go to bed! I don’t wanna go to bed yet!” the filly called out, trying to teleport away, but Twilight was always one step ahead of the filly, teleporting in front of her wherever she teleported to.
The door opened up, and on the other side was Rainbow Dash. She flew on over to the filly, who looked over to her with a smile.
“Midnight, it’s late, you need your rest,” Rainbow told her.
“But Mommy…” the filly whined.
“Midnight Boost…” Twilight added, giving the filly, Midnight Boost, an annoyed look.
“Okay Mom…” Midnight sighed, looking at her two mothers. Twilight giggled as she saw Midnight trot along to her room.
“How you can get her to listen to you, I don’t think I’ll understand,” Twilight giggled, as she and Rainbow followed Midnight to her room.
“Why she doesn’t listen to you is beyond me,” Dash added, giving Twilight a kiss on the cheek.
The three were soon in Midnight’s room, with Twilight moving the sheets so Midnight could climb into her bed. The filly didn’t want to get in, sitting down by the base of her bed.
“Midnight, we’re not going to keep playing these games with you,” Twilight groaned.
“Oh. I’ll go to bed, but I want a story!” Midnight told them.
“That’s fair,” Rainbow smiled, with Midnight hopping into her bed and Twilight tucking her in.
“So, what would you like to hear tonight?” Twilight asked, trotting over to a bookshelf in the room to look over the books that Midnight had.
Midnight thought for a moment, ruffling her mane in thought. She smiled and then looked at her moms, “...tell me your story. How you two got together and got married. Ms. Rarity told me it’s a sweet tale, but never elaborated,”
Rainbow Dash smiled at Midnight, before she looked over to Twilight.
“Oh… I don’t see why not?” Twilight giggled, as she and Rainbow sat down by Midnight’s bed, “Well… where should we start? How we first met?”
The rainbow maned pegasus thought for a moment, and nodded, “Alright that’s a good starting point. We met at the Summer Sun Celebration many moons ago, and this was way before Twil here became an alicorn,”
“Hmm… there’s supposed to be a pegasus pony named Rainbow Dash clearing the clouds,” Spike told Twilight, who looked around at the cloudy skies of Ponyville.
“Well, she’s not doing a very good job, is she?” Twilight said, rather annoyed. Suddenly, Rainbow flew right into Twilight, accidentally knocking them into some mud. The rainbow maned pegasus got up off of her and gave a sheepish laugh.
“Uh… excuse me?” Rainbow said meekly, mud dripping off of them. Twilight groaned in annoyance and frustration, as the pegasus flew above her for a moment, “Let me help you,”
Rainbow flew off, the mud falling off of her as she did so. She quickly returned with a cloud and positioned it above Twilight, the pegasus bouncing on the cloud, causing rain to fall down from it. While it indeed washed the mud off of Twilight, it made her mane and tail a soaking mess.
“Whoops,” Dash giggled, sheepishly laughing again, “I guess I over did it, oh um...”
She paused, seeing Twilight glaring right at her for a moment.
“How about this?” Rainbow smiled, as she quickly began to fly around Twilight, causing a rainbow cyclone to appear around the unicorn mare, “My very own patented, Rain-Blow Dry!”
She stopped, and landed with a smile, “No no, don’t thank me. You’re quite welcome,”
Twilight gave another annoyed look to her, her mane and tail now being a puffed up mess. Dash and Spike both began to laugh at this.
“Let me guess…” Twilight started, trying to keep her composure, “You’re Rainbow Dash?”
“The one and only.” Dash smiled, as she flew up and then stood by Twilight, “Why, you heard of me?”
“I heard you're supposed to be keeping the sky clear.” Twilight told her, before sighing, “I’m Twilight Sparkle, and the Princess sent me to check on the weather,”
“That’s how you first met?” Midnight giggled, with Twilight rolling her eyes at this deal.
“Yea… not the best day… but, hey,” Twilight shrugged, with Dash giggling at how they met.
“I still remember your old flat mane…” Dash said with a small laugh, as Twilight smiled a bit.
Midnight looked up at Twilight’s mane, it looking a bit windswept, with spiked bangs that went up and covered up her horn a tiny bit. Twilight smiled at the mane style, knowing full well that both Midnight and Rainbow liked it. She petted it a little bit, before looking at Midnight.
“So… what’s next in your story? Come on, tell,” Midnight smiled, rather interested in the story.
“Okay… let me think. Oh! Our first date,” Dash noted, as Twilight gave a blink to her wife.
“I wouldn’t say if that day was a date…” Twilight admitted, a bit unsure, “But… it was the first time we were alone and doing something…”
“Alright. So, we were at the Crystal Empire, and the Wonderbolts were having a show there,” Dash began, with Midnight smiling at her moms continuing of their story.
Rainbow trotted along, guiding Twilight to their seats.
“So… where are we sitting anyway?” Twilight inquired, using her unicorn magic to light up the way.
“We’re sitting in a special area,” Rainbow informed, as the arrived at a high up part of the arena. It had a glass window and a special reserved table, “Ta-da!”
“Oh… wow… Rainbow, how’d you get tickets for us to be here?!” Twilight gawked, as Rainbow led her to their seats.
“Spitfire is my great-aunt, so I was able to call a favor from her,” Dash informed, as Twilight sat down.
Twilight giggled as Dash pushed her into her spot at the table, “Wait… you’re her great-niece? She looks to be about the same age as you… and if that’s true, why aren’t you in the Wonderbolts already?”
“Well… I don’t know how old she is… but mom said she’s slow at growing, and she doesn’t want to show favoritism to me,” Dash explained, as she sat down, with Twilight using her magic to move Dash into place, “Thanks girl,”
They giggled, and began to watch as the Wonderbolts flew around the track, with Spitfire giving her great-niece a wave as she passed by at one point.
“I’m related to a Wonderbolt?! Awesome!” Midnight giggled.
“Yea,” Dash nodded, “She actually performed at our wedding. But we’ll get there dearie,”
“So… what about Aunt Cadence and Uncle Shining Armor? Did they ever get heavily involved?” Midnight asked.
“Well… Cadence was first. She… was the first to find out I had a crush on Rainbow,” Twilight informed, “It was the first anniversary part of my brother and Cadence’s wedding when she found out,”
Twilight was helping Cadence get her mane ready for the dance, the alicorn mare looking at her sister-in-law, before she saw a bit of a sad expression on her face.
“...Twilight? Something wrong?” Cadence asked.
“Huh?” she blinked.
“Is there something wrong?”
“...oh, it’s nothing important.” Twilight told her sister-in-law.
“...no. You’re thinking about dancing with somepony, aren’t you?”
“...am I that transparent?”
“Not normally, but hey, I’m the Princess of Love,” Cadence reminded, “So… who is it? I promise I won’t tell anypony…”
Twilight was silent for a moment as she had finished helping Cadence get ready for the dance.
“...uh… w-w-well…” Twilight stuttered, unsure of what to say, “...do you promise to not tell anypony… especially Shining Armor?”
“...it’s.. Ra-ra-rai-rai… rai…”
“Rainbow Dash!” Twilight bluttered out, before covering her mouth with her hooves.
Cadence blinked at Twilight for a moment, before she smiled and trotted over, pulling Twilight into a hug.
“Huh. I wouldn’t have taken you for that type of pony,” Cadence admitted, making Twilight blush, “But I don’t mind. So long as you’re happy, I’m fine with whoever you’re happy with,”
Twilight nodded, with Cadence smiling at her sister-in-law, guiding her along to the ballroom, with Rainbow already being there, and they were all waiting for the anniversary couple to show up.
“Go dance with her… you know… to stall until your brother gets here,” Cadence encouraged Twilight, the alicorn nervously trotting over to Rainbow.
“Hey Twilight, wassup?” Dash asked.
“You uh… uh… well… uh… want to… dance? With me?” Twilight asked shakily.
“Heh, why not?” Dash shrugged, as she guided Twilight over to the dance floor. The two both began to dance in a rather slow style, and everypony watched them in amazement, “Heh… I didn’t know you could dance… better, I should say,”
“...heh,” was all Twilight could muster. The two continued to dance, with Vinyl changing the music to a slow song the two could dance to. The danced for a little while, Twilight not taking her eyes away from Rainbow’s magenta eyes.
“Twily?” Shining Armor asked a bit later, but she didn’t hear him, “Twily… Twily?”
Again, she still didn’t hear him, Twilight just continued to look into Dash’s eyes, almost feeling hypnotized by them.
“TWILIGHT!” Shining Armor shouted, finally getting her attention.
“Oh? Oh… uh sorry…” Twilight apologized, as she turned to her brother, “Uh… is something the matter?”
“You’ve kind of been hogging the dancing area…” Shining Armor told her, “We just… need you to move,”
“Oh, okay,” Twilight nodded, as she trotted off, with Rainbow starting to follow her.
“Keep off my sister, okay?” Shining Armor whispered in anger to Rainbow Dash, who just nodded in fear and trotted along.
“Wait a minute… he said that to you?!” Twilight gawked, “I can’t believe he said that to you!”
“Well… whoop-de-doo, we’re married now. Anyhow… let’s continue. With our… technical first date,” Dash shrugged, the young filly getting really interested, “It was a day after the Cutie Map had been revealed, and we were dropping by Canterlot,”
Twilight and her friends had left the train station, with everypony but Rainbow Dash and Twilight needing to go somewhere and do something important.
“What are you gonna be up to Twilight?” Rainbow couldn’t help but ask as they trotted along.
“Not sure… Princess Celestia and Princess Luna don’t need anything from me, and nopony else needed me either,” Twilight told her.
“Same here, nopony needs me for anything, I just came along for the ride,” Rainbow admitted, “You wanna hang out?”
Twilight just gave a nod, but internally, she was rather happy to be doing something alone with her crush. They trotted along, trying to find anything to keep themselves occupied for a few hours.
They roamed around Canterlot aimlessly for a little while, just simply trotting along, with Dash eventually stopping by a restaurant, hearing her stomach rumble a bit.
“You hungry?” Twilight asked.
“...a little bit,” Dash admitted, blushing a little bit.
“Well, we certainly stopped by a great place. Me and my family used to come here all the time when I was a filly. Come on,” Twilight urged, as they walked on in. A pony guided them inside, seating the two in a booth.
“Welcome to La Pasta Luogo, would you two like any drinks to start off?” a unicorn server mare asked.
“Uh… just some water for me,” Twilight told her.
“Apple cider please,” Dash added in.
“Coming up ma’ams. Oh… it’s really nice to get some couples like this in our fine establishment,” the mare smiled trotting off.
“...did she just call us a couple?” Dash asked with a blush.
“I believe so…” Twilight giggled, blushing as well. The two sat in silence, waiting for their drinks to arrive, with Twilight choosing to break the ice, “So… what’s up with you Rainbow?”
“Not very much… I recently beat AJ in a hoof-wrestling game… just for the fun of it,” Dash told her, smiling in accomplishment.
Twilight just giggled at Rainbow’s attempt at bravado, simply having always found her attempts at bravado both cute and kind of funny.
After a little while of silence, their drinks had arrived and while Twilight was slowly sipping down her water, Rainbow was drinking her cider kind of quickly, but paused, looking at Twilight, and slowed down, remembering some table manners.
Twilight just let out a small giggle at this, “You always know how to make me laugh Rainbow Dash,”
The cyan pegasus pony blushed at this comment, sure, she may have heard it before, but from Twilight… it just made her feel… warm and almost fuzzy inside. She let out a giggle, the two just smiling and laughing a tiny bit.
The unicorn trotted back over, smiling, “So, I assume you two are enjoying your time here?”
“We certainly are,” Twilight smiled.
“Yes indeedy,” Dash added.
“Would you two like anything to eat?” the unicorn asked, levitating a notebook and pencil with her magic.
“...Twi, you’ve been here before, what do you think we should get?” Rainbow inquired, not sure about what to order, looking over a menu that was nearby.
The alicorn had begun to think, remembering all the times she had gone there when she was a filly, and she remembered this special meal her mom and dad ordered at times, it was crystal clear to her. She looked over the menu for a moment, trying to trace it.
“We’ll have the Pasto Divine Coppie,” Twilight informed, with the unicorn writing it down.
“Anything else while you wait?” she asked.
“Maybe just some breadsticks,” Twilight told her.
The unicorn trotted off, with Dash continuing to sip on her cider, simply relaxing as she and Twilight were waiting for their food.
“So… you came here when you were younger?” Dash asked.
“Yea. Me, Shining Armor, my parents, and sometimes Cadence came here for special occasions, birthdays, my parents’ anniversary, Shining Armor and Cadence came here a lot when they dated,” Twilight informed, “Heh… this was one of my favorite places to eat when I was little… this Eastern Pony food is really good,”
“Yea. Fluttershy and I ate some when we were younger, but it was of a different part of the Eastern Pony Nation,” Rainbow informed, “Neighpon if I remember correctly,”
“And this is from Cavallena,” Twilight added in, “It’s really good food,”
After waiting a few minutes, some breadsticks came and Dash had begun to eat them as soon as they had arrived, simply curious what they tasted like, and actually enjoyed it. Twilight gave a small giggle as she began to nibble on some herself.
The two were enjoying themselves as they had continued to eat, and not long after they had finished a second bowl of breadsticks, the unicorn mare had brought them their dish of pasta, being string like in shape, with some sauce on it and meatballs.
Twilight had used her magic to start to eat it a little bit, with Dash being careful not to get into Twilight’s way as she ate some of the pasta.
“Man… this is really good,” Dash smiled.
“It certainly is. Heh, I remember my parents ordered it all the time, and now I know why,” Twilight giggled.
The two continued to eat for a little bit, both of them occasionally slurping a noodle, just for a little bit of fun, the other would giggle when one did it. After a little bit, the two were both slurping down a noodle, but didn’t notice it was the same one.
Slowly, but surely, their faces began to draw closer and closer to each-other, but they didn’t notice until they both reached the end of the noodle…
And their lips touched.
Both mares began to blush at this, but neither pulled away, the server mare simply giving a small ‘aww’ as the two kissed.
They split after a little while, with Dash not only a few seconds later scooting over the last meatball to Twilight with her nose. In response, Twilight moved it back over to Dash in the same way.
“Aww…” Midnight giggled, “That sounds so sweet,”
“Yea… my first kiss… I’ll admit, I never dreamed it would be by slurping on a noodle, but hey, your first kiss is your first kiss,” Twilight smiled, holding back a small chuckle.
“That was a rather magical day,” Rainbow Dash added, “But our second date is where I really swept her off of her hooves,”
“Oh yea… heh, I still remember it,” Twilight smiled.
It was late one beautiful night, with the Princess of Friendship trotting off onto her balcony. At this point, the Cutie Map had not summoned them in a few moons, and everypony was taking the time to relax. But Twilight… she felt unnerved, she couldn’t really explain why though.
“Hey,” a voice said, making Twilight jump up and take flight in shock. She turned to see it was Rainbow Dash, sitting on a cloud.
“Rainbow… you scared me. What are you doing here so late?” Twilight demanded to know.
“Couldn’t sleep… dunno why. And then I saw you were still up and… here I am,” Dash shrugged simply.
Twilight just gave a shrug, as she flew a bit closer to Rainbow, sitting down by her on the cloud.
“You wanna do something? I had a really fun idea,” Rainbow asked.
“Well… I’m not gonna get to bed anytime soon… might as well enjoy this beautiful night that Luna made for us,” Twilight sighed.
With a smile, Rainbow Dash flew down by the cloud and actually began to move it forward, a bit quickly, but not to quick that Twilight would go flying off. Twilight smiled before Dash let go and sat down by her, the cloud taking off and flying above Ponyville. Twilight was amazed at the beauty that was Ponyville at night from the sky.
Dash sort of motioned the cloud to continue going, using her wings to pick up a small bit of speed so they could get going. They had flown off from Ponyville and headed northward, passing by Canterlot, with Twilight giving a small wave as they passed by her home and Princess Luna.
The cloud continued onto the Crystal Empire, Twilight simply in awe at how it looked, glistening with moonlight instead of sunlight. Dash moved the cloud skywards and they flew past Cloudsdale, and they continued on Eastward.
The two passed by the Griffon Kingdom, with Rainbow occasionally waving to some passing by Griffons. The two also flew by the Dragon Domains, but made sure that the Dragons didn’t notice them flying by. They also passed over Zebrica, where Zecora was from, both of them waving to some Zebras down below them.
After a bit, the flew over Cavallena, much to Twilight’s surprise, the Princess of Friendship looking at the beauty of the Eastern Pony architecture, and as they flew by a cherry blossom tree on the way to the next area of their little night frolic, Rainbow plucked a flower off of it, and handed it to Twilight, who smiled and used her magic to place it in her mane.
Eventually, they passed by Neghipon, stopping the cloud to watch some fireworks, with the two mares simply amazed at all the beauty they had just seen.
“Rainbow… that was… wow,” Twilight gawked.
“Yea. It was fun, wasn’t it?” Dash smiled, relaxing a little bit, “You like the flower? I asked Fluttershy what the most romantic flower from Neghipon is, and she said it was that,”
“Oh Rainbow… I’ll treasure it forever, thank you so much,” Twilight smiled, hugging the cyan pegasus, who began to blush.
Twilight then looked at Rainbow Dash’s lips for a moment, recalling their kiss from the restaurant all that time ago.
“...you okay?” Rainbow asked, before Twilight leaned in and kissed her, and as they kissed, a pink firework went on behind them, turning into a heart shape. They both smiled and then stopped, blushes along their faces, when they split, Rainbow Dash could only say one thing, “...wow,”
“Oh my gosh… I’m so sorry Rainbow! I don’t know why I did that and-” Twilight began in nervousness, with Rainbow pulling her in for another kiss, calming her down instantly.
They melted into the passion of the kiss, both of them being really happy, feeling butterflies in their stomach.
After they stopped the kiss, they both knew how they felt… but was waiting for one of them to say it.
“...Twilight Sparkle,” Rainbow Dash began, smiling, “...I love you,”
“Oh Rainbow Dash…” Twilight blushed, “I love you too…”
“That is so sweet! You two actually flew around most of the world on a cloud? That’s so amazing,” Midnight giggled, happily listening to their story.
“Are you getting tired yet dear?” Twilight asked Midnight.
“A little… but can you keep on going? ...Pwease?” Midnight asked her parents, giving them sad eyes, and her parents sighed and relented to keep on telling their youngest daughter the story.
“Alright… so what came next?” Twilight wondered, trying to remember the next big occurrence in their lives. After a moment, a knock came from the door, with Twilight opening it up to reveal an orange mare with a purple tail similar in length and style to Rainbow Dash’s, but the back of her purple mane looked a little bit like Twilight’s current wind-swept look, but it was shorter, the back of it only went down to the top of her neck, and her Cutie Mark was that of a train colored to be a rainbow, “Scootaloo? When’d you get home?”
“Not long ago,” she answered, trotting on over, “I had a feeling you two might be in here, so, little sis’ is being told her bedtime story, huh?”
“Yea, and we’re telling her our story. You know, how we became a couple, and our lives up til she was born, me and Twil just got finished telling her about our second date, and we’re trying to remember what comes next,” Rainbow Dash informed.
The orange pegasus gave a sort of stage gasp, Rainbow Dash assuming it was acting lessons from Rarity and Sweetie Belle rubbing off on her upon hearing this, but Twilight didn’t know if Scootaloo was being sarcastic or not.
“Well… you two forgot an important part of our lives,” Scootaloo told them, a small annoyed look on her face.
“Oh, now I remember!” Twilight realized.
“So do I!” Rainbow added on.
“...what’s next?” Midnight asked.
“Can I help tell her?” Scootaloo asked.
“Go right ahead,” Twilight smiled.
Scootaloo sat down by her little sister and smiled, “Alright. So… for the longest time, I didn’t really have a family… but it all changed on my birthday many moons ago,”
Scootaloo remembered being in Sugarcube Corner, having been given many amazing presents from the Crusaders, along with Twilight and her friends. Even Silver Spoon had given her a present, which Scootaloo really appreciated.
“Hey squirt,” Rainbow called out, trotting over to her, “Am I late?”
“...a little,” Scootaloo shrugged.
Rainbow let out a sigh within her mind, not sure if Scootaloo was kidding or not. That was the one thing that sort of annoyed Rainbow as Scootaloo had gotten a little bit older, she had some trouble telling if she was being serious or not.
“...uh, anyway… I got you something,” Dash smiled, trotting on over, handing Scootaloo a piece of paper, “Now before you say anything, read the paper first. Out loud, please,”
Everypony gave a confused look, as Scootaloo gave a small eye roll and looked to the paper, “‘From this day onwards, as decided by the Official Equestria Pony Court, Scootaloo is now the...’ I… I…” Scootaloo stuttered, making sure she didn’t misread it.
“Go ahead squirt, keep reading,” Dash told her.
“‘The legal daughter of Rainbow Dash,’” she concluded, making everypony gasp in amazement, as Scootaloo looked over to Rainbow, before tearing up.
“Heh… come here kid,” Rainbow Dash smiled, as Scootaloo jumped up, tackling her to the ground in their hug.
“Oh… oh… Rainbow Dash… thank you so much…” Scootaloo told her, tears dripping down from her purple eyes. The cyan pegasus took a look at her, smiling, and pulled her into a nice hug, “...I love you so much…”
“I love you too, squirt,” Dash smiled, the ponies watching this all starting to tear up a tiny bit.
“That’s so cute and sweet…” Midnight smiled, getting a little bit teary-eyed.
“After that, we were inseparable, it was me and Mom for a while… I eventually met my biological sister, but she’s fine with me staying around here. Nevertheless, I’m happy to have a family, period,” Scootaloo told Midnight, hugging her little sister a little bit, “So… what was next?”
“Oh, you’re gonna keep helping us?” Twilight asked.
“Sure, I don’t see why not,” Scootaloo admitted with a smile.
Midnight just shifted around a little bit, still keeping her full attention on her parents and older sister telling her the story.
“Okay… so, while I had to work a bit harder… and had another mouth to feed, I was able to raise Scoots and keep dating Twilight, so… there’s that,” Dash smiled, “I’ll admit… I did have to try and make sure some stallions didn’t try and hurt me… for, various reasons, but, not a story we’re going to tell until you’re older,”
The alicorn fily gave a confused blink, moving a bit of her mane out of her eyes, but shrugged it off.
“Heh… I remember one time when we went to the spa… it was when I began to have this as my manestyle,” Twilight informed.
Rainbow shifted around a bit uncomfortably, trying to remember why it was their date was at the spa, just searching her memory for why they were there.
“This is kind of nice, isn’t it Rainbow?” Twilight asked with a smile, her mane being styled as she relaxed a bit.
“...I guess?” Rainbow responded hesitantly, continuing to shift around.
“So, how do I look?” Twilight asked, as the styler was removed from her head, revealing that same windswept look she had the last time she was there the day her friends were renovating her castle.
“You look… you look so… so… wow,” Dash gawked, making Twilight blush.
“Thanks. I got it the last time I was here… and I chose not to keep it…” Twilight admitted, some of her mane dropping down below her eyes, “That’s among the reasons,”
“Well… I think you should keep it,” Dash admitted.
“Why? Did you not like my mane before?”
“Oh! No-no, it’s not that I didn’t like your mane before, it was amazing, but this is more… ‘wow’, so to speak,” Dash informed.
“...alright. I guess it wouldn’t kill me to keep it like this, but you won’t mind if I change it back to the way it used to look?”
“Not at all,”
“And I do occasionally switch it back,” Twilight admitted, doing a bit of a spell to show she could do so, reverting her mane back to it’s original flat form, with Rainbow just smiling a bit.
“I still like it, you look amazing no matter what mane style you have, but… it’s just… the other one is more…”
“‘Wow’?” Twilight responded with a giggle, knowing how her wife would’ve answered.
“Yea,” Dash nodded, as Twilight was able to switch it back to the windswept look.
“What do you think Midnight?” Twilight inquired.
“...I don’t mind either way, but… I sort of like this one just a bit better,” Midnight shrugged, as she simply looked at her parents, waiting for them to keep going with the story.
“Alright… let’s see, what’s next?” Twilight said in thought.
“Oh, that’s easy. Alright, about… 18 moons after that day… was a very special night,” Rainbow had continued, with Twilight blushing, knowing where Rainbow was going.
It was a special night for Ponyville, being the first Gala ever held at Twilight’s castle, but the Princess of Friendship had simply wanted a small break from it all. She had trotted off, her purple, magenta, yellow and pink dress was getting a little bit tight from having walked around most of the night in it. She simply sat down at her throne in the room with the Golden Roots and the Cutie Map, simply wanting to take a moment to rest. She saw her Cutie Mark react to the throne, and she just simply let out a small yawn.
“Twil?” Dash’s voice called out, as she flew in from the balcony, seeing the alicorn a bit tired.
“Hi Bowy,” she smiled, the two using special nicknames they had for each-other, as Twilight and Dash nuzzled their faces for a moment, giggling, “Man… this is more tiring than I thought,”
“Sorry about that. And… sorry I haven’t been able to help much, Spitfire and I were talking about Wonderbolt stuff…” Dash informed, “She offered me a spot in the ‘Bolts,”
“Oh! Congratulations Bowy,” Twilight smiled.
“But… I told her I had to think about it. I’m just not sure yet Twil, maybe I can do it in the future, but… I still have time to do it,” Dash told her, sitting down by Twilight, “Let’s go for a short stroll,”
“...I really can’t leave the castle…” Twilight informed.
“By the balcony…” Dash clarified.
Twilight nodded as they trotted over to the balcony, taking in the night sky.
“Just like that date all those years ago,” Dash giggled.
“...our first date wasn’t at night,” Twilight blinked, Dash quickly realizing what she meant.
“I’m talking about our time on that cloud… not the Wonderbolts show,” Dash explained.
“Oh,” Twilight realized, giving a sheepish blush.
Dash giggled a tiny bit, as she looked at something she had hid in one of the pockets of her dress.
“Hey Twil… I don’t know how to say all of this… but I’m going to try,” Dash told her, getting her attention.
“...what do you mean Bowy?” Twilight asked in confusion.
“Twilight, I’ve enjoyed every single day of our lives together, and they’ve always been amazing,” Dash began, “I dreamed of you so much… and you’ve been so amazing and lovely, and… I want things to… change, a bit,”
“Change?” Twilight muttered, unsure of where Rainbow was going with this.
“Something… different,” Dash added, making Twilight nervous, as tears begun to drip down from her eyes.
“You… you’re breaking up with me?” Twilight asked.
“Wha-?” Dash started in confusion.
“You are! You’re breaking up with me!” Twilight shouted, as she began to run as fast as she could.
“Hey, that’s not, Twilight, wait!” Dash shouted.
“Wait, wait, wait,” Midnight said, interrupting them, “Mom, you thought Mommy was going to break up with you?”
“Yea… I might have… over reacted, just a little…” Twilight responded, blushing a bit.
“‘A little’? You seemed like you were going to run all the way to Canterlot and hide in your house!” Dash responded, causing both Scootaloo and Midnight to snicker a little bit.
“Ha, ha ha ha,” Twilight sarcastically laughed, rolling her eyes, “Not my best night,”
Rainbow just rolled her eyes and continued.
Everypony was silenced when they heard Twilight run down crying, Rainbow in pursuit of her, trying to get her to stop, Twilight not listening for a moment. In her haste, Twilight had tripped as she neared the bottom of the stairs, she was luckily caught by Rainbow, who put her down, both of them panting a little bit.
“You’ve… gotten… fast,” Dash panted.
“Twily, Rainbow, what’s going on?” Shining Armor asked.
“Yea, what’s up?” Cadence added, as more ponies began to approach the two of them.
“...you want to say it to my face, that we’re breaking up?” Twilight asked.
“No. No. NO!” Dash responded, catching her breath, “Twilight, please, just… listen to me for a moment… please,”
Celestia looked at the two with interest, moving a tissue up to Twilight, rubbing away the tears and small bit of mascara from the alicorn mare.
“...alright, go on,” Twilight sighed, still worried about what would happen.
“I had no plans of doing this in front of a crowd but… Twilight Sparkle, I would never break up with you in a million moons! You’re the mare I love more than life itself,”
Someponies gasped a little bit, among the surprised ones, was actually Princess Celestia.
“Heh, I was wondering when thou would find out, Tia,” Luna giggled, just a little.
“Ah’ll be darned,” Applejack stated with surprise.
“I never expected this,” Rarity added.
“Wow… I didn’t see this coming!” Pinkie gawked.
“You two didn’t know?” Fluttershy asked.
“It’s kinda obvious,” Sunset Shimmer added, giggling a tiny bit.
Cadence let out a very soft and small giggle, lasting no more than a few seconds, realizing that she, Spike, Fluttershy, Sunset Shimmer and Princess Luna were the only ponies in the know about what Rainbow Dash was going to do this night.
“Twil… I would never want to leave you… ever… you’re the most amazing mare in all of Equestria, nay, all of the world. And I love you, so, so much… I wanted that love to change, but in a good way,” Dash informed, Twilight still a bit unsure of what Rainbow Dash was getting at. Rainbow shakily moved out a small black box from a pocket in her dress, moving it close to Twilight, carefully opening it.
Inside the box was a white gem that seemed to be an eight pointed star mixed with a lightning bolt, she gasped at this gem, as did almost everypony else in the Gala.
“Twilight Sparkle… would you make me the happiest mare in all of the world… and marry me?” Rainbow Dash asked.
Twilight began to tear up, but this time, it was tears of joy, as she simply said one word, barely above a whisper, but softer than speaking normally, “Yes…”
The two hugged, with Dash carefully putting the ring around Twilight’s left front hoof, many ponies in the crowd tearing up at this unfolding, and it was quite clearly a very romantic night.
Scootaloo whimpered just a tiny bit, rubbing away a few tears, “That story always gets to me…”
“You were there, remember?” Dash giggled a little, trying hard not to cry herself, but failing to do so. Twilight was letting her tears of joy drip down, looking at the ring, bearing those two symbols.
Midnight was crying quite a bit, but she was happy, “That’s so… touching… Ms. Rarity always told me it was a sweet story, and…” she paused, sniffling a little bit, “it is,”
“Yea… I know,” Dash giggled.
“Hey… mind me asking something?” Scootaloo asked, rubbing away her tears, “...what’s that symbol supposed to mean?”
“It’s our Cutie Marks, silly,” Twilight informed, “An engagement ring is supposed to have the pictures of the Cutie Marks merging, symbolizing unison between ponies,”
Midnight sniffled and let out a few more tears at this, smiling, “So… the wedding?”
“Oh yea… it was quite the way back, but I still remember it like it was yesterday,” Dash giggled.
Rainbow had waited at the altar, trying to stay still, waiting for the mare of her dreams to show up. She was having trouble being patient, but, she knew she had to sit still and wait. Fluttershy was standing by her, filling the role of her best mare, and Rainbow couldn’t help but notice how Fluttershy watched Sunset Shimmer, and she knew that Fluttershy had been talking to Spike about getting a certain gem ready…
The wedding march had begun, with Rainbow tensing up just a little bit. She looked to see the flower fillies, the Crusaders, and then Twilight trotted in with her sister-in-law, she was guided to the altar, and they stood close. Rainbow gave a blush, as they looked up to the pony officiating the ceremony, Princess Celestia.
“Mares and gentlecolts, we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of Princess Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash,” Celestia began, smiling, “The story of love is… a very interesting tale, and it can take many shapes. Someponies may be attracted to the same sort of gender they are, but this is never frowned upon, as… a wise ruler once said, ‘Love is a gem to be forever cherished’,”
Cadence let out a very small tear, knowing perfectly well who once said that.
“The strength of their commitment is clear. The power of their love, undeniable,” Celestia continued, “...for a moment… I wish to speak, not as the Princess, but as a fellow pony… these two… have found something special in each-other… something that won’t fade… and I wish the best for them. The brides have also prepared speeches, Rainbow, as you fill the role of the ‘groom’ you shall go first,”
“To be honest… ever since I was little, I never really liked colts… and I always watched the little fillies in my class, but my mom…” Dash began, pausing to see her mom in the crowd, standing next to Twilight Velvet and Night Light, “Never really minded, just wishing to see me happy. There were so many ponies that were nice and sweet… but the one I feel for, was a little egghead from Canterlot. I knew she had to be taught a lot about friendship, and I would always be there for her. My feelings… heh, they’ve been there ever since that day we first met… ‘Let me guess, you’re Rainbow Dash?’. Heh… I treasure the moment that we first met Twil… and I always will… and, I promise, to slow down, just a bit, so we can be a perfect pair,”
“That was very sweet… Twilight?” Celestia smiled.
“What can I say? You know you’re an amazing mare… you know that you’re the fastest… you know that you’re just amazing to be around… but that’s just it, you may know what others think… but I think of you as much more. You’re sweet… kind, loving… and the most beautiful mare in all of the world. I’ll admit… I never knew who I’d be standing up here with… I could never picture any perfect stallion to be by my side… I couldn’t really picture anypony… but then… you came into my life… and after that when I went to sleep, and dreamed of standing up here with somepony… I saw a pegasus. But I never knew who it was… I think I may have liked a stallion at some point…” Twilight paused, looking over to one of the guard ponies, who had a yellow body and a blue mane, he just gave a small smile to the princess, Twilight turned back over to Rainbow, smiling, “But… after a while… the image… I could see it clearly, a beautiful mare who I will forever love. And if you promise to slow down, well… I promise to try and keep up, just to make sure we’re never separated,”
Celestia smiled, noticing several ponies in the crowd began to tear up, and she wiped away only a single tear, happy with how far her faithful student had come from all the moons they have spent together.
“...Rainbow Dash, do you take Twilight Sparkle, to love and to hold, to guide and to help, in sickness and in health, through the weather, and until your days end?”
“Twilight Sparkle, do you take Rainbow Dash, to love and to hold, to guide and to help, in sickness and in health, through the weather, and until your days end?”
Twilight and Rainbow’s friends and family had begun to get very teary-eyed at this, all of them very happy for the two of them.
“Well… may we have the rings please?” Celestia smiled, with Spike bringing them up and making sure they were put on, “I happily say, these two ponies are now united, and may their love continue to grow stronger and stronger with each passing day. I now pronounce you two mare and… mare. You may now kiss the bride,”
Rainbow smiled and then pulled Twilight in for a kiss, the two melting into the passion of it, blushing and smiling.
Amethyst struggled to stop crying, tears flowing down from her eyes like waterfalls at this story, with Twilight getting a tissue to wipe away the tears, the young filly smiling at her mother.
“That was…. was… was… so touching…” Midnight whimpered with a smile, as she got a small hug from her two mothers and her older sister.
“...one last little tiny detail I want to say before we go any further if you want to,” Rainbow smiled, “You know how, at the end of a wedding, the newlyweds throw a bouquet?”
Midnight gave a small nod, Twilight instantly realizing where she was going with this.
Twilight and Rainbow stood together, both smiling as they looked to the bouquet, ready to toss it to the mares behind them, all eager to get married. The only mare that appeared to not be there apart from, obviously, Cadence and the other two Princesses, was Rarity, who admitted she didn’t want to be around for this part, given what happened the last time she was around one.
“As ready as I’ll ever be Bowy,”
They closed their eyes, and sent the bouquet into the air, it soared and soared for a moment, before it landed…
Right by Fluttershy and Sunset Shimmer. The two mares didn’t know what was going on at the moment, simply having taken a moment to sit back and talk a little. Fluttershy picked up the bouquet, simply assuming Twilight or Rainbow had dropped it…
“When we explained to Fluttershy what that meant, ha ha ha,” Dash said laughing, “She turned as red as an apple on Sweet Apple Acres!”
Midnight let out a small yawn, cuddling a blankie, she looked to her family with a smile, Twilight making sure she was tucked in for the night.
“Goodnight, Midnight dear,” Twilight smiled.
“See you in the morning Midnight,” Dash added.
“Dream well little sis,” Scootaloo added.
“Goodnight Mommy, Mom, Big Sis,” Midnight smiled.
The three mares trotting along, Twilight shutting off the light in Midnight’s room and slowly closed the door, but left it open just a crack so if Midnight needed anything or if she woke up, she wouldn’t be so scared as some light would be in the young filly’s bedroom.
“Now that Midnight Boost is fast asleep, I’m going to go and hit the sack myself you two. See you in the morning,” Scootaloo smiled, trotting off for her own bedroom.
This left Twilight and Rainbow alone for a moment, the two trotting along the castle halls, seeing some of the stained glass windows that were in the room, among them being when they defeated Nightmare Moon, when they defeated Discord, when Twilight ascended to being a princess, the time they beat Starlight Glimmer, the time Sunset Shimmer returned to Equestria and became the seventh member of their group, the day Rainbow had adopted Scootaloo, before the two stopped for a moment, smiling.
“Heh… so, what story do you think we should tell her next time if she wants to hear one of our stories?” Twilight asked Rainbow.
“Maybe the origin of our little special nicknames for each-other, Twil?” Dash offered.
“Sure thing Bowy,” Twilight giggled, as they looked to a trio of their favorite stained glass windows in the castle.
The day that Midnight Boost had been born, one of the day that Twilight and Rainbow had gotten married, and finally, one of the four members of the family that lived in Ponyville.
“Heh… you know, I’ll always have a special fondness for these three, you know?” Rainbow admitted.
“Same here,” Twilight added with a smile. They looked over the three, before their eyes came to rest on the one of their wedding again.
“Heh, I’ll always remember that day, the 24th of the fourth month. Our wedding…” Dash smiled, “Midnight sure had quite the bedtime story tonight,”
“Yea, but the best stories don’t always have to come from books or anything super amazing, sometimes, the best stories just come from being with your friends and family,” Twilight added with a smile.
Twilight and Rainbow were very happy together, and very happy with their lives. Two foals to look over, being a Princess and a Wonderbolt respectively, and just every little step that came along, they would always remember how much they loved each-other.