It all began by complete accident. All of it, just by a simple mistake. Yet, it changed the lives of two ponies forever. It began on the day of Hearth’s Warming Eve. Ponyville was full of activity as everypony prepared for the holiday. Twilight Sparkle was especially busy; she had been waiting for this day for a whole year after all. She couldn’t wait till tomorrow. She had the whole day planned out. First she and Spike would open up their presents for each other, and then she would get all of her friends together and play some games outside. She was especially looking forward to a snowball fight. Then, once they all had their fun, they would go to Twilight’s and exchange presents! It was going to be amazing!
Twilight was in the middle of decorating the main room when a knock came to the door. She made her way over to the door with a smile on her face. As she opened the door she wondered who would bother her at the end of the day. When she saw who was on the other side of the door she immediately bowed.
“P-princess Luna! What are you doing here?” Twilight asked surprised. She hadn’t really seen the princess since last year’s Nightmare Night as she had gotten sick on this years.
“Greetings Twilight Sparkle! It’s good to see you again!” Luna’s voice was soft and sweet and this time no Canterlot Voice!
“It’s good to see you too Princess! What are you doing here?” Twilight asked still a little surprised at the princess’s visit. She slowly got up and invited Luna in.
“I actually came here wondering if I, if I could… well….” Luna trailed off.
“Um, what was that Princess?” Twilight asked now confused as to why the Princess suddenly seemed a little shy.
“I was wondering if I could, possibly, stay with you on Hearth’s Warming Eve…” Luna mumbled.
“Princess there’s no need to be shy. Were both friends here, you can tell me what it is you want to do.” Twilight gave Luna a reassuring smile. This gave Luna some courage and she took a deep breath.
“I was wondering if I could spend Hearth’s Warming Eve with you.” Luna said now shying away a little. Twilight’s eyes grew wide with shock. Then a giant smile appeared on her face.
“YES OF COURSE YOU CAN!!!! I’LL GET THE SLEEPING BAGS! OH THIS IS GONNA BE SO MUCH FUN!” With that Twilight ran upstairs to her closet to get two sleeping bags. Luna just stood there, shocked. She couldn’t believe Twilight’s reaction. She could have sworn that she had turned into Pinkie Pie for a minute. And she was still shocked at how eager Twilight had been to let her stay over. But what really had her shocked was that one word Twilight had said to her.
“A friend Luna, you have a friend!” Luna whispered to herself, a few tears coming to her eyes. She heard Twilight coming down the stairs and immediately wiped the tears away. Twilight came down carrying two sleeping bags on her back and a smile still on her face.
“Alright Princess, I have the sleeping bags!” Twilight said with excitement still in her voice. Luna gave a small smile.
“Can you please just call me Luna?” Luna asked while looking at the floor.
“Of course, Luna.” Twilight saw that Luna was still looking at the floor. She slowly walked over to her and sat down next to her. Twilight’s nose picked up a marvelous smell. It smelt like a warm spring night with a hint of honeysuckle. She soon realized that it was Luna who smelled so wonderful. Twilight took in a deep breath and slowly let it out, letting the scent linger in her nose as long as possible. She then looked at Luna who was still looking at the ground.
“Luna, what’s wrong?” Twilight asked. Luna looked up at Twilight and their eyes locked. Twilight’s shining purple eyes stared into Luna’s sparkling sapphire eyes. The two were silent for a moment; then Luna began to speak.
“It’s just that, I’ve never really done something like this before.” Luna said with a small blush on her face. Twilight smiled at this.
“It’s okay Luna, I remember I was a little nervous at my first slumber party, and that was only two years ago.” Twilight said, blushing a little herself. Now Luna had a small smile on her face. “Now then, I’m going to show you what helped me with my first time at a slumber party.” Twilight’s horn glowed as she concentrated her magic on a specific book. Luna just looked on, waiting to see what Twilight was talking about. Soon Twilight was making her way back over to Luna, a book floating in front of her. Luna read out the title of the book.
“Everything You Wanted to Know About Slumber Parties but Were Afraid to Ask. This is the book that helped you?” Luna asked.
“Yep, of course it doesn’t have everything in it, but it’s a great guideline!” Twilight said with a smile on her face. Luna smiled back. Twilight set the book on the floor and opened it to the beginning. Then, she and Luna sat down and read over the book until it was late into the night. They soon both went over to the beckoning sleeping bags, and snuggled in for a nice night.
“Twilight, where is your assistant Spike?” Luna asked, wondering why she had not seen the purple dragon at all.
“Oh, he’s spending the night over at Rarity’s to help her finish decorating. He’ll be back tomorrow if you want to say hi.” Twilight said yawning. Sleep was finally winning and soon Twilight was out like a light. Luna, however, was still wide awake. She twiddled her hooves and looked around the now dark library. She looked over the large amount of books stacked neatly on their shelves, she saw Twilight’s work desk with ink and parchment spread out on it, and she saw an owl looking out the window on the top floor. She let out a sigh and tried to get comfortable in the sleeping bag. She tossed and turned but nothing seemed a good position to relax in. Her eyes then noticed Twilight sleeping. Luna stared at her in the dim light of the night. She seemed so peaceful. Luna let out another sigh. It was no use; she wasn’t used to sleeping at night. She quietly got up from her sleeping bag and began looking around at the books. She saw interesting novels, advanced spell books, encyclopedias, and many more. One book, however, caught her attention. She immediately pulled the book from the shelf with her magic and looked at the title. It was The Lessons of Friendship and Other Experiences. Luna could tell by the cover and the handwriting that this book was not officially published. She looked for the author and to her surprise it was Twilight Sparkle! She was writing a book on everything she was learning about friendship!
“Why keep it hidden on a shelf where nopony would think to look…. Oh…” Luna finally realized that Twilight had hidden the book for a reason. She was about to put it back when something fell out of the book. Luna carefully picked it up and looked over the item. It was another book. However it was much smaller than any of the books on the shelves. Luna looked for a title on the cover but found none. Her curiosity getting the better of her, she took a peek inside the book. It had a very odd format for a book. It began with a date, then a dear dairy.
“… Dear… Diary… Uh-oh…” Luna quickly closed the book. She had a slight blush on her face. She couldn’t believe Twilight of all ponies would have a secret diary! Luna’s curiosity began to get the best of her and she began to open the dairy.
“No Luna! That wouldn’t be very nice to intrude on somepony’s personal thoughts and feelings… but it’s right there! Oh why did I have to find this?!” Luna kept arguing with herself until she finally reached a decision.
“I’ll just read one page to stop my curiosity and then leave it at that.” Luna slowly opened the book to a random page and began reading.
Today I feel, weird. Last night was amazing though! My friends and I got to celebrate Nightmare Night together! I also got to meet with Princess Luna! I even got to help her make some new friends! I had a great time and I’m sure everypony else did too! But for some reason I keep getting this weird feeling in the bottom of my stomach. It’s not a bad feeling, it’s just weird. And for some reason I keep thinking of Princess Luna. When I’m reading, or napping, or even eating. My mind just keeps brining her up. I’ve read a lot of books on feelings but the one that it says I’m experiencing can’t be right. Could it? Am I in love with Princess Luna?
After reading that last sentence Luna immediately closed the diary. She then put it back into the other book and placed it back on the shelf. Her heart was beating fast, she was sweating a little, and there was a blush on her face. She was still trying to comprehend what she had just read. She then felt herself getting tired. She made her way over to her sleeping bag and cuddled into it. Just as she was drifting off into sleep a question popped into her head
“Do I love Twilight Sparkle?” Luna whispered out loud. Her eyes were now heavy and they slowly began to close. Finally sleep overtook her and she faded from conciseness. Little did she know that the lavender unicorn next to her was wide awake.