Chapter 24: A Non Tragic Ending for a Dragon
With a light click the front door of the library shut. Smiling happily, the young dragon walked to the kitchen and began rummaging around for something to feast on. He'd grown used to the hole that P.A.R.M. had made in the back of the cupboard when it'd tried to kill the tree's residents upon its activation.
"Well, if there's one thing this author has it's consistency," Spike muttered to himself pulling out a box of oats and gem shavings, "...when he wants to..."
"And speaking of consistency, how'd your talk with Rarity go?" the other dweller of the home asked. Spike jumped a bit in surprise and turned around to face Twilight, the cereal all over his face from the startled reaction. The purple pony giggled a bit at the display. Ferociously the smaller purple creature shook his face dropping the healthy pellets to the ground. A small frown hung on his mouth.
"Well, how do you think it went?" he exasperatedly sighed. Twilight Sparkle joined his new expression and kicked the ground a few times. "The only thing different this time was that I was the one saying we weren't gonna be together...then Rainbow Dash came in drunk as hell and started yelling at us about how we owed her for stopping you from killing the princesses when you made that whole book monster thing." The two companions had to laugh at the last part of the information. But the laughter only delayed the soured atmosphere that'd return given a few more moments. Twilight's nervous kicks were the only thing to give sound to the silence.
"And...how do you feel about..."
"I'm fine," Spike waved his arms in front of his face. The last thing he wanted was for there to be guilt between them. "Surprisingly was a lot easier to do than I thought." Twilight's frown turned into a doubtful smile. Gently she knelt her face down and nuzzled it against Spike's cheek sharing in his blush.
"I'm proud of you," she told him. Spike bent his brow's to match the pony's. "I know it must've...not been easy to split with her...but I really gotta know...why didn't you just go with her? All the crap the story put us through's over and nothing's stoppin' ya..." Firmly Spike gripped Twilight's face and looked into her eyes.
"It's because I love you," he told her. Her eyelids lowered a bit.
"Psyche!" he laughed. Twilight rolled her eyes. She knew it'd be a miracle for him to really be THAT romantic. "But really..." he continued, "...I do love you Twi. You know that. But the real reason...well this is a fanfic. And we got our roles in it, no matter what we ourselves think about the matter. Just gotta make the most of it...and you do look pretty nice..." The red returned to Twilight's cheeks. Bashfully she rubbed a hoof against her foreleg.
"No it's true," he promised taking her hoof in one of his claws. Twilight looked down at him. Her mind was racing at the sudden change in tone. "Whether it be my own personality or this story directing me, I do love you and I couldn't imagine life without you. You mean everything to me Twilight Sparkle." A tear trickled down her cheek framing the smile it slid past.
"I love you too Spike," she replied. Fully accepting the situation, she knelt back down and closed her eyes. The dragon did the same as their lips drew close together. And then they broke apart. Smoke had sprayed in both of their faces from a cannonball that exploded between them. Spike and Twilight hacked and twirled around dizzily until finally collapsing at a nearby open window. In the distance they could see Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie in fits of laughter next to her party cannon.
"Jackasses..." Spike growled. Twilight just shook her head and closed the curtain to keep any other projectiles of the pranksters out. "Hey Twi, what are you-ah!" The pony's shadow tackled the dragon's out of view of the window.
-end of story-
Tada! I hope you've enjoyed the story as much as I have making it. Originally I had no intention for it to be anywhere near this long, or for the chapters to really get long either. But by the second chapter I pretty much had the main story thought out. Just wanted it to be a bunch of random adventures that connected together in the background. Now yes, there are plotholes for if the story were to continue so that other things might be answered, but as of now it's over.
Rover was the Diamond Dog that Rarity ran into btw.
And honestly, I don't mind if Spike ends up with Rarity. It's just that at the time I made this Twilight seemed like a much better choice and Rarity just seemed like a girl that wouldn't give any mind to Spike other than being touched by his crush. But mainly I wanted a story where it wasn't him ending up as this long-living creature that would die long after his buddies. And honestly, Granny Smith is still popularly believed to be 300 AT THE LEAST.
But either way, hope it turned out alright.
For those that haven't been following along on fanfiction.net however you're in for a bit of a treat. You know how I put up self-done pictures and stuff for the story? That's all on my deviant art account. Never left any notes about it here like I did on the fanfiction version as I didn't think author notes were allowed here. But...what the hell? It's the final chapter. So here's a link to this story's gallery if you wanna see: