Side story to the Nuptialverse
As she rides off into the night with her husband, Cadence takes a moment to reflect on how lucky she is, and to assure Shining Armor of how great he is.
Well, here it is, finally. I wasn't to sure about this, but I figure after promising it for so long I better release it. This is just a chapter I considered for Post Nuptials, but decided against because it took the focus off of everyone walking out on Twilight, which is what that fic was about.
Tell me what you think, though I'm sure this isn't my best work.
>>14515351451535 It's a quaint and lovely little story. But you were right, it certainly didn't belong in Post Nuptials.
The Trials, huh? Will we get more information on that? I do love me some lore. I noticed you didn't explicitly state Cadance's race before she took the Trials.
Hmmm... that is rather unique. Instead of being BORN an alicorn, its possible to go through these trails and become one? Certainly new...
Cadance being rather... frisky is rather hilarious as well and I love how she teases Shinning so easily.
>>14552811455281 I pretty sure she was a unicorn
'Then she returned, with a pair of wings, earth pony strength, and a cutie mark on her flank.'
Weeeeeell...Cadance is the alicorn of love...of all kind of love...So i guess her behaviour is not unusual.
I agree, it doesn't go well with the others chapters of Post Nuptials but it's still good.
I'd like a story explaining the Trials! Please ?
>>14554771455477 Yeah, it can be inferred that she was only a unicorn beforehand.
one would think these "Trials" would be a secret. otherwise many ponies would be trying to become Alicorns. can you tell us more about these "Trials"?
Yeah, this is definitely better as a stand alone.
Count me in as also curious about the trials.
Frisky Cadance is my headcanon.
BAHAHAHAHA I love it. Fits both characters very well.
For those asking about the Trials I think he left them intentionally vague, it is probably extremely difficult to pass them, and Cadance did. That says something about her.
I think frisky Cadance has become my headcanon as well, and I just love how she keeps teasing Shining Armor about Twilight.
May the Grace of the Valar Protect You
>>14552811455281>>14554821455482>>14557811455781>>14555921455592 The Trials are explained in his story Metamorphosis
Really? I must have missed that part, I don't remember that there was much of an explanation besides Celestia and Luna showing back up as alicorns.
>>14559361455936 Oh. It's been ages since I read that, I must have forgotten. I'll reread it now.
No, 'the Trials' and 'the Source' are mentioned but are not really explained.
Interesting take on being an alicorn - that it is something you can earn through passing a certain test. There's a definite mythic quest feel to that idea. It also immediately opens up the possibility that, in future Post-Nuptials stories, maybe other characters will seek that mixed blessing and curse.
Overall, this was a nice character piece that does a good job of nailing down how you perceive the characters of Cadance and Shining Armour.
I'd really like to know more about these trials. I'm not sure I want a fully detailed explanation (It seems unnecessary) but a little something more would be nice.
"To his immense un-relief, the reason she was crying was because a stray dog was approaching her, growling a low and dangerous grown."
I think that's supposed to be growl or groan.
Well written. Works well to hint at things without going off into long rambling history lessons.
>>14515351451535 I agree that this wouldn't have belonged in "Post Nuptials" but this was a great story none the less.
By the way when do you expect to get around to updating "Families" again, you left us on a cliff hanger and we all want to see what happens.
HA! This was good :D
Holy shit, a romance fic starring two characters that ACTUALLY have a Romantic connection... + 1.68885 Gold Star
...Apologies, but the timing was perfect.
You are correct, this wouldn't have fit in with Post Nuptials, but it was still a really good story.
I'm quite suprised, a romance story with a cannon couple, and it's actually good.
Aww such a sweet story. I love it!
I have to agree,
This works better as a side story.
Considering the way Cadance talks of the trials to Shining they are not much of a secret.
I would think that if you go through trials that give you the kind of power granted to Celestia and Luna, they would test, strength of, will, body, mage power, judgment, empathy, and so forth. Failing them would most likely be lethal. Whatever runs the trials is not going to make getting that kind of power easy, or without a high price. If to fail is to die then that would weed out a high percentage right there.
i liked it a lot. It was very playful and with a grossly underutilized couple
"The Trials"? Like in Star Wars?
I dont think Twilight would like a threesome especally with her brother and foal sitter duh that would be uncomfortable. unless im wrong
>>14559361455936 I nkow they were meantioned but they weren't explained. I know it involves the source, but what's that supposed to be? The fiery heart of friendship?
This was very well done. I especially liked Cadence. The Alicorn of Love really would be the frisky one, despite what they say about stallions. I could have used a bit more closure on the whole Chrysallis thing, maybe some idea of how Cadence felt about it, seeing as how it was her nightmare, but that's basically my only quibble. Nice job!
The Trials just make me think of Buffy...
Nice little piece of world-building here. And of course Cadence is a bit frisky, she's supposedly the goddess of love!
Very nicely written. I'm a big fan of the Nuptialverse personally, and I enjoy reading anything about it. An enjoyable read, thanks for sharing!
The way you portray Cadence is just great. I have a really bad problem where I read her as "Candace" though.
So "The Nuptialverse" is the title of this whole series now? That applies to "Families" too, right?
Aw, I'm glad I took the time to read this. It was really sweet.
Trials? I would like to hear more about these
Also, very cute story :>
I think I'll go read post nuptials now :3
For want of a better name, yes.
That was really good!
.... Though I am curious about those Trials...
>>14552811455281, >>14554151455415, >>14554821455482, >>14555401455540, >>14560391456039, >>14560641456064, >>14588431458843, >>14600531460053, >>14626781462678
I am indeed planning a talk more about the Trials in a future fic. I purposefully left the truth vague for right now. I am going to clarify one thing, though: becoming an alicorn doesn't mean immortality. As Metamorphosis shows, Celestia and Luna got that through Discord's games.
To answer >>14600531460053, the Source isn't the Fires of Friendship. That's what was keeping Discord out in Metamorphosis, and what Chrysalis broke into pieces. The Source will be talked about later.
I need to read Metamorphosis then...
Also, when I read the word "Source", I could only think of the movie "9".
>>14633881463388 i never thought Cadance was immortal like the others. she just doesn't feel like it.
Are you the same immblueversion from TVTropes. Because if you are, thanks for everything you've done for Post Nuptial's page.
I'm willing to bet that there are THREE trials in these trials, since that number for sets of trials seems to be all too common in fiction, particularly video games (I think it's a Japan thing...).
Another fine addition to the Nuptialverse. It does just fine as its' own story. Excellent work.
Well, just re-read this again, after I read it the first time around when it came out. Didn't comment cause... laziness, I guess.
I have to maybe agree that this might not be your best work, though can't put my hoof on why. I mean, I'm a HUGE ArmorCadence fan, but this just seemed a bit bland, even though it explains a lot about their relationship and how Cadence became a princess and such in your eyes. Maybe that's cause it takes a majority of the story or raises more questions than answers, such as the following. Curious, if you don't mind answering (if wouldn't be in a future chapter/story): is Cadence supposed to be immortal now, if she's an alicorn? Or is she an alicorn like her supposed 'aunts', but still mortal herself? Since that's one of the most prominent things that bugs me about the pairing itself, since Shining Armor's a unicorn while his wife's an alicorn.
Worthy of a like from me, but not a favorite (or track in some cases, with the longer ones) unlike your other stories, sorry.
frisky princess is best princess :D haha good, cute story