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On one of her regular hunts for gemstones, Rarity discovers a treasure trove beyond her wildest dreams... and the lavender-scaled dragon who collected it. Despite a rocky first meeting, Rarity and Greenfire soon find themselves drawn to each other more and more. But the question remains: How did a young dragon end up in the Everfree Forest all alone?

An alternate universe story that puts our favorite purple dragon and his beloved fashionista into a slightly different situation. Art used with permission from the wonderful ArtisteFish!

Now with a TV Tropes page! Thanks go out to Poptard and whoever else might feel like editing it.

Fan Works

Climbing the Cliff by Pia-chan (from chapter 5)

Such a Pleasant Chat by Fukaï

Some Form of Tea by Pia-chan (from chapter 4)

Promo Animation by CMagic (mild chapter 6 spoilers)

First Published
12th Oct 2012
Last Modified
17th Sep 2013

interesting concept. normaly I don't fav a story with only two chapter so far. but this is promising.

would be nice to know if Spike aka greenfire hatched earlier then in the normal universe.

some hints of time line compare to the normal universe would be good at all and what happend to the others, without spike.

Don't normally like stories barely starting off but I think this one would be worth it. Please don't disappoint :ajsmug:

#3 · 114w, 1d ago · 1 · 1 · 1. First Glance ·

So Greenfire is Spike's AU name? Not bad.:moustache:

Could you make the chapters longer? It makes for a more entertaining experience.

Very good, very good indeed. I especially liked how i could read the movements of Greenfire and imagine him like he was right in front of me. You've earned my respect, not many authors can do that. :moustache:

Dude, this is the best Sike-uh, I mean, Greenfire story I've read that isn't immediate romance. You've obviously put a lot of effort into each chapter of this story, and you have my gratitude. :twilightsmile:

I have some interesting ideas for future chapters if you're willing to listen. Y'know, if that's OK with you...

You deserve like and fav, I hope you're not one of these guys who throws few good chapters and leaving story to gather dust and unsatisfied readers:) Better don't dissapoint me. Here take moustache:moustache:

Spike is one of my favorite characters to have as the main character and this just hits all the right nuances. Good work.

-Sturrn

So does he replace malachite (The dragon in Owls Well That Ends Well)?.............

:pinkiegasp:

Oh my god.

What if Malachite and Spike switched...

OMG.

That seems about right.

Man, this is one twisted tale.  I also wonder if little Sweetie Belle's going to make an appearance in this story ?:unsuresweetie:

Please do keep up the good work on such a great idea.:moustache:

Max

You got my attention! Tracking :pinkiehappy:

I Like it, fav it, and a thumbs up... I can see myself tracking this future chapters pending

So is this going to be a he ran away from canterlot at an early age or just born and grown in the area?

>>1433393 actually i think his cave is in the area near the diamond dogs territory, Malachite (or Razorfang or whatever) is deeper in the everfree closer to the mountains the red dragon was napping... I don't know we need a map of Ponyville and surrounding areas :trixieshiftright:

I'm digging this story! :yay:

>>1450016

But that wouldnt be as cool....

>>1451300 are you kidding it could be cooler, maybe an eventual Greenfire vs Other dragon. although i think you're right, it looks like Spike is the only  Dragon there... otherwise they'd notice each other but with 2 chapters its hard to say

>>1451782

And

Twilight: MALACHITE!

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! (Not to mention all the thumbs-ups and subscriptions! :raritystarry:) Thought I’d address a couple things here:

- I can’t guarantee updates will come quickly — I’ve got lots of stuff on my plate, including RL and other fanfic ideas — but I promise I won’t abandon it. I want to tell this story, after all! I’ve got a rough map for it all, and even some ideas for a sequel.

- The differences in this AU will eventually be made clear in-story, so I don’t want to spoil it just yet. (There is a tiny timeline hint in the first chapter, though, if you want to go searching for it.) I will say that the rest of the Mane Six are going to appear, but it won’t be for a while. The main focus of this story is on Rarity and Greenfire.

- I’m a little over 1,500 words into the third chapter at present, and it feels about halfway finished, so it should end up being longer than the first two. Beyond that, though, I can’t guarantee anything. It all depends on what each chapter requires!

Very excited to see where this goes.

Interesting concept. Consider this faved. :raritywink:

Remember. It's not somebody or someone, but 'somepony'.

Enjoying this one!  keep up the good work :D  :raritywink:

Interesting so far. I'm wondering where/what happened with Twilight without Spike's egg to hatch. What other changes and differences are there from the 'normal' Equestria we all know. Keeping an eye on this story for sure. :twilightsmile:

I love this idea, it will be interesting to see how his introduction to the rest of Ponyville and the Mane 6 goes.

Hmmm... on one hand, this is a very well done, well thought out story that beckons me to read more. On the other, considering this is your first fanfiction, I'm afraid that it will end up like a lot of others: unfinished.

I'll give this a chance, but don't you dare make me regret it :pinkiehappy:

Max

Congrats on getting on EQD! We also need a update :3

I like the way this is progressing, I won't say anything about the pacing so far(too late)  because we're only two chapters in, but if this keeps up, I easily see this going places.

Not bad, I will be watching for more of this.

i like the story so far. It's interesting, but I am not seeing much of spikes original personality in this version of spike. Just wanted to mention that

This story is very good so far. I can't wait to see how it developes later on!

You have an interesting concept here so far.  And I really like the character interaction and development between Rarity and Greenfire (what little of it there has been since there are only two chapters up).  If I had one critique so far, it would be to make the chapters a bit longer.  Not to say that you need to make them monster 15k+ words or anything, but hitting at least 2k is a good milestone to aim for.  

As others have already said, I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in future chapters.

Hm.:trixieshiftleft:

I like it!:pinkiehappy: Lots of questions to be answered, an alternate universe, and Spike with a different name? What's not to love? Definitely tracking. :twilightsmile:

You know, this is the very first 'Spike' and Rarity fic I've ever genuinely enjoyed for what it is.

I am very much looking forward to the rest.:raritywink:

'Greenfire had never exactly envied unicorns ^ their magic, but ~'

^ there should be an 'or' In there

Well done storywise, youve earned yourself another follower! :moustache:

More please!

Will this continue?

ho shi--

Me likey very long time. Fav'd.

Moar moar moar

>>1466268

So I guess this is pre-pilot?

>>1596869

'envy unicorns their magic', meaning 'envy unicorns because of their magic'. It's a cromulent construction!

Please continue, this story is awesome :moustache::raritywink:

Aww no new chapters :fluttercry:

I'm running out of reading material:twilightoops:

I'm stacheY:moustache:

Alright! <3 Best surprise of the night, I'm really curious to see where this is going! :pinkiehappy:

Sending to my Kindle…

Finally an update I'm so happy today

I definitely approve of this chapter... with the exception of the short length, but I'll forgive you this time :rainbowwild:

My curiosity is running rampant on what turn of events happened differently so that Greenfire is a wild dragon here, and not Twilight's assistant. Did his egg not get gifted/stolen/whatever? Did Twilight not succeed her test? Was it a different egg that she had to hatch? Hmm...

Question though: Is Spike in this story the same age as Spike in the show, and is just larger because of the hoard, or is he just larger because he's older?

I would like to say yeah very heartwarming

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH need more updates for this...........please? :fluttershysad:

I thoroughly enjoy this story and getting to read an update for it has made my night. It's nice to see how living on his own with no one to true has affected Spike. His attitude is much darker, and that's very realistic to his life experience.

this gives me a small smile. Thank you:ajsmug:

I dunno. Spike's not my favorite purple dragon.

An update, yes!

Very good, please keep it up. I like how easily Rarity can read our favourite dragon. Then again, it's not like he has a lot of social experience, now, is it?

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