What Princesses Need
Part 2: Nuzzling
Aegis Shield and Stalwart Hide were standing at attention at their posts at the end of the corridor. Occasionally one or the other would check his armor, scratch at a fetlock, or work his jowls a little. With nopony around to check that they were being as still as statues, they really didn’t have to be. It had been only minutes after Operation: Happy Luna had reached its conclusion after they’d delivered Twilight Sparkle to her bedchamber door.
“EEEP!” The cry pierced the hall with a sharp orchestra sting, and there was muffled laughter floating after it. The two stallions looked at each other, smirking and raising their eyebrows. “EEEEK!” It was a mare’s voice, and not Princess Luna’s. A huge boyish grin exploded across Stalwart Hide’s muzzle, and he nodded towards Luna’s door. Aegis Shield cocked his head, checking over his shoulder. “AHHH!” it was a throaty, feminine cry of distress. The stallions looked at each other again, but it didn’t take long to piece together what was going on after the shrieking become low and bubbly murmurs of talking.
“Oh yeahhh.” Stalwart Hide high-hoofed his fellow guard, chuckling in a knowing way. It wasn’t every night, after all, that one could get his Princess so happily laid. And according to all the shrieking and laughter, she was certainly the aggressor. Well, neither of them could blame her! A thousand years was a long time to go without some lovin’, and they were happy to deliver such a prize to her majesty. Twilight Sparkle was certainly an attractive mare, they couldn’t blame Luna for liking her so much. Both stallions inflated their chests, standing proud to deter anypony away from their Princess’ ‘playtime’ with the purple unicorn they’d brought in for her.
Meanwhile in Luna’s room, Twilight had finally been untied all the way and sprawled out on Luna’s bed. “So you mentioned me and they brought me in, huh?” the purple mare snickered a little. “That’s dedication!”
“We don’t think our Lunar Stallions know what to make of us yet.” Luna said a little warily, clambering onto the bed and bringing the gift basket with her. Together, she and Twilight pawed through the candies, giggled over the dirty romance novels. “We’ve only just come back for a few months and they seem like a gaggle of eager puppies, eager to please us.”
“Well they don’t know you very well yet.” Twilight smiled kindly, sidling close to her like a sister. Luna smiled at the proximity. “When they saw the opportunity to make you happy, they grabbed me. It. I mean it.” The purple mare chuckled embarrassedly. Luna offered her some of the wine, which she gracefully accepted. She made a face when she tasted it, for the taste of chocolate from the candies was still on her tongue. “Those don’t mix!” Twilight winced a little, levitating the glass away for the moment. Luna chuckled good-naturedly.
The two of them spent the evening giggling over the board games, candies, and other doo-dads that the Lunar Stallions had put together in the basket for Luna. Soon, however, the dawn was approaching and Luna lowered the moon. Twilight Sparkle was exhausted, and made to leave for the train, but Luna wouldn’t have it. “Thou should stay, Twilight.” She said, smiling coyly. “Our bed is large, thou should at least nap before you get on the train back to Ponyville.” The alicorn opened one wing to gesture, smiling in an inviting way.
“Oh? Alright then.” Twilight smiled, nodding. “Not every day you get to try out a bed like this!” she flopped, bouncing a bit, onto the big plush bed. The Princess, being nocturnal and used to sleeping during the day, closed the curtains of her bedroom against the brightness of the dawn. Then, she closed the curtains of the four-poster bed. “Oooh,” said Twilight, for the inside had faintly glowing star and moon patterns all over it. “Pretty.” She whispered.
“It is modeled after the real night sky.” Luna gestured to a few constellations in the weave of the velvety curtains to show her. “It keeps it very dark, so we can sleep soundly.” The alicorn reached and, with a quiet effort of magic, removed her chest regalia and crown. Twilight blushed. “What?” she asked, looking at the purple mare. “We do not sleep in our vestments, think of the pinching!” Luna chuckled.
“Oh.” said Twilight in a small voice. It made sense. Though, she’d never seen Princess Celestia without her royal trappings before. She just thought they were a part of her body when she was a filly. Seeing Luna without her armors on was an odd thing. It made her seem more… pony. Less Goddess. Turning over a little, the purple mare snuggled her head under a few pillows and waggled her rear about while her hooves negotiated the comforter down so she could get under the covers.
Heh, what a cute rump she has.
Luna flinched hard, snuffle-snorting and perking her ears. Who was that? She sat up in the bed, looking around and flicking her various forms of vision on. Night vision. Heat vision. Ethereal vision. Soul-fire vision. Nopony was there. “Hello?” she said in a scowly way.
Twilight turned over to look at her, peeking out from under the pillows. “What?” she asked softly. “Did you say something?” She tried not to stare at Luna’s plush coat and chest. It was a curious thing, to see a Goddess up close and so intimately like that. She wondered if Luna’s fur was heat or cold resistant, or could stop a knife like armor. Did she have any super qualities like that? How—
“No no, we didn’t say anything.” Luna said, sounding warily and looking around a little. The curtains of the four poster bed held the world out. “Wait here,” she stretched a bit, peeking out of the bed and getting onto her hooves. “We shall return. Rest.” She bade the little unicorn. Twilight didn’t have enough energy to argue and gave a long, whining yawn before flopping back down again.
Luna closed the curtains of the bed, then lowered her gaze into an angry scowl. She wasn’t fooled. She’d heard someone commenting on Twilight Sparkle’s backside and there was to be none of that in her chambers! Peering about with several different forms of Goddess vision again, she found nopony around. Frowning and not convinced, she quickly looked into her private bathroom, out on the balcony, and then outside her door. She spotted two Lunar Stallions standing guard at the end of the hall. Lowering her brow in a displeased way, she cantered towards them. They heard her coming and turned to salute. “Princess Luna!” said Stalwart Hide, dropping his salute when she nodded. “Is everything okay? Are you enjoying Twilight Sparkle?” he asked it so eagerly that the other guard, Aegis Shield, winced. One didn’t simply ask ‘hey how was the sexing?’, it was impolite! Then again… the Princess was naked, so maybe she had loosened up so much with a little mare on mare affection, she would answer?
“Yes, fine.” Luna said absently, rubbing the top of Stalwart Hide’s head with her large hoof. He keened a little. Oooh, head rubs. He did like those. Aegis Shield frowned very crossly, wishing he could get such affection too. “Tell us, has anypony come through here tonight?” she asked, gesturing past them.
“No one, your Majesty.” said Aegis Shield very firmly. “We’ve been here the whole time, and there’s no windows to sneak through in this corridor.”
“We thought we heard a voice.” Luna insisted warily, looking around.
“It’s just us, Princess.” said Stalwart Hide, breaking out of his nice-head-rubs trance. “Nopony else has been this way.” He confirmed what his partner had just said. Luna nodded, looking around with a frown. Maybe she had just imagined it. Her guards were very keen in the nose, ears and eyes. She doubted anypony could sneak by them.
“Ah well, perhaps our revelry of friendship with Twilight Sparkle has made us light-headed.” Luna touched her temple briefly, as though to scan for a headache. The two stallions looked at each other. Was that what they were calling it these days? Or was that just what the Princess called it? Eh, either way. They shrugged at each other. Luna turned, lifting her head regally and regaining her composure. “Ahem… well then, as thou were.” She told them. They snapped a salute, turning back around to continue guarding the hallway. “Good morning.” She bade them, slipping back into her room.
Luna closed the door quietly behind her, then slipped back into bed. She turned over to address Twilight, but found the poor thing curled up asleep. Smiling rather guiltily, the Princess cast a large and pillowy wing over the sleeping mare. The poor thing, she’d had so much excitement this night and so little sleep. Luna had kept her awake all night too, playing games and eating sweets. She felt a little guilty. Leaning, she nuzzled Twilight in a comforting way. Twilight tittered a little, curling up and hiding her nose in the crux of Luna’s wing like a sleeping foal seeking comfort from a mother. The dark alicorn smiled vaguely. This was not so bad, this ‘sleeping over’ thing Twilight had explained to her. She enjoyed the company.
Something purred loudly, almost a low growl.
Luna’s pulse went icy hot, and her heart revved up. What was THAT?! The Princess lifted her head as quick as a shot, perking her ears. Her head darted left, right, then left again. She briefly resembled a bird of prey, so intense was her gaze. There was something in her room, and she didn’t like it. Not one bit. Scowling deeply, she made to shout aggressively but stopped. She looked down at the limp Twilight Sparkle. She would give the poor thing a heart attack, yelling suddenly. Considering a few scenerios for a long couple of moments, the Princess of the Night decided on the best one. Turning, she gingerly put her head under Twilight and lifted her onto her back. The purple mare whimpered, stirring. A light flick of alicorn magic sent her right back to dream land with a light keening sound. Luna opened her wings to steady her charge, and Twilight subconsciously clung to her like a baby koala. With her charge secure on her back, Luna made for the door quickly and stealthily.
The Lunar Stallions guarding the hall spotted them as soon as they come out. “There is an intruder in our chambers.” She whispered fiercely. “Have the entire thing scanned.” Luna commanded them. Both stallions saluted, and it was so. Luna took off for a random, different part of the palace. Perhaps one of the royal apartments would do for now. She could inform Tia the next evening.
Twilight awoke, barely slipping from the warm and happy glaze of dreaming into the real world. Wherever she was, it was warm and fleshy. A sort of feminine plush that could only be the underside of another pony. She was very much reminded of her very earliest memories, sleeping pressed up to her mother in case she needed her teat in the dead of night. It was a warm and fuzzy feeling of absolute security and warmth, the sort one gets while napping in the sun on a warm spring day. “Mhh-h-h-h…” she stirred a little, her horn poking whatever it was a few times. She was given slack, and she stretched with an adorable little foal’s sort of yawn—the sort that lets out a little squeak near the end. Twilight couldn’t ever remember sleeping so soundly. Murring softly, she sighed in a content sort of way.
Feathers. She was surrounded by feathers also. What lovely, expansive wings. So many feathers, ooohh… Twilight’s lids drooped down. She didn’t want to wake up after all. Sagging down, she rather shamelessly pressed her muzzle ‘tween the back legs of whatever giant mare she was laying against. Her mind never came to term, she was so warm… half-asleep… comfortable. Instinct bade her to stay near the pink belly of the undercarriage. That was where a foal was safest, why not her? Smiling childishly, she nuzzled her keeper thankfully and fell back into a deep, dark sleep.
A black keening sound shivered through the air, and a dark muzzle stroked Twilight’s mane a few times. Fangs were tempted, ohhh so tempted to taste her. Just a little taste. She was so cute, why not a little taste? No no, she was asleep and couldn’t consent to such things. The alicorn shuddered, slowly lowering her jowls to hide her saber-like teeth.
We think we like thou. Both of us.
She tucked her wing down, hiding Twilight Sparkle amongst black feathers and quiet darkness. When the purple mare whimpered and nuzzled her teat, she shivered pleasurably. Such a tease! Nickering softly, she flicked the unicorn with sleeping magic once again, rocking her away to dreamland. Tossing her ethereal mane, she lowered her head and curled up. Nightmare Moon could not recall the last time there had been a warm body in bed next to her. Maybe Luna did? She would have to search their collective memory later.
End of Part 2