Children of the Guardian
The morning sun once again shone in David's face as he opened his eyes to see Twilight putting her crown on her head with her magic as she also combed her mane. "You're up? Go back to sleep, its dawn." She said as the crown came to rest on top of her head. David threw the blanket off of his body and stretched all his legs and back as he got out of the bed. "Not tired Twilight. Seeing you just fills me with energy." He said as he came up from behind and wrapped his hooves around her causing her to sigh gently and rest her head against his body. "Every day I wake up David, I always know you'll get me through it." She said as she kissed him, her lips causing his whole body to warm up. "Same to you love." He said as he began kissing her muzzle.
David was never able to compare kissing Twilight to anything, and even as their tongues locked and wrestled in the kiss he still couldn't compare it to anything. The warmth that she brought to him every morning was indescribable. The warm feeling suddenly vanished however when Twilight broke the kiss. "I really wish we could do this forever… but I have to do everything by the book, and as a princess that means following a schedule." She said with a smile as she walked toward the exit from their room. "I'll see you at lunch okay? We have to talk to the royal advisors." She said as she shut the door and walked out. (The advisors) David thought to himself as he began cleaning his mane in the nearby shower.
(Bunch of old stallions who I kept around cause I thought they could help Twi run the kingdom. Their nothing but a bother now…) He thought as the warm water cascaded down his mane. The royal advisors were a group of wise stallions who had once served Celestia and Luna, now they served Twilight but David was very cautious of their actions. (They're always trying to do things their way without Twi knowing, I need to make it clear that THEY don't decide what's best for the kingdom at the meeting today.) He thought as he stepped out of the shower and began drying off.
As he placed his hoof on the door and eased it open, the cold, crisp, fall air came blowing through the open bedroom window causing his body to shiver slightly. "Getting colder…" He said as he allowed the warmth of his magic to flood his body and rush to his horn, closing the window with a quick push of telekinesis. "About time too… I'm getting sick of wearing my armor during the heat waves." He finished as he walked to his closet and opened it up with another quick flick of his horn. The wooden doors opened slowly revealing his armor and swords set up on two racks. He slowly reached forward and placed his hoof on the armor. The familiar rush of energy was followed by a flash of golden light, only to fade and reveal the armor now firmly on his body. He then removed his swords from the rack and attached them to his armor with the handles facing toward his facing forward so he could easily remove them and point his blade toward any threat. (Threat… Yeah right.) He chuckled to himself as he walked out of the bedroom and walked toward main hall following his usual routine.
The routine was shattered however as a large stallion guard came running up to him. The stallion wore the standard gold armor, but had a large spear attached to his back. The spear was an exact replica of the spear that made up his spear and shield cutie mark. He was bleach white and had a dark black mane which hung in front of his cold icy blue eyes. He was huge, almost twice Big Macintosh's size, but he had an aura of gentleness surrounding him. "My lord…" He said bowing before David.
"Lance…? What's wrong?" Lance was Midnight's personal bodyguard, and he ONLY came to David if it was of the upmost importance, and this time he had called him "Lord." Something he had NEVER done before.
"My lord, Prince Midnight is not in his room. I arrived on time to awaken him for his classes, but he is nowhere to be found." He said quickly. David gasped. "What do you mean he's gone?" He demanded quietly.
"It is as I say sir. The bed has not even been touched. Did he perhaps sleep somewhere else?" Lance asked concerned. David turned causing his white cape to flutter with the sudden movement.
"Lance go back to your duties. I will find my son." He said.
"NOW Lance…do not try my patience." Lance slowly backed off and walked away, knowing full well not to anger the Guardian. David's anger was beginning to burn through his body. His blood boiled with fury, but the expression on his face was one of calm disapproval. "I have a good idea of where he is." He mumbled as he began walking toward the main entrance to the castle. "But he has to come home eventually, and when he does I'll be waiting for him." He slowly stepped into the shadow of the gates and let his magic begin its work. His entire body turned black and he began to seemingly melt into the ground. His whole body soon vanished from view as his shadow powers made him one with the shade of the gates and completely invisible to the world around him.
"My dad is gonna kill me!!!" Midnight panicked as he flew full speed back toward the castle with his wings flapping full speed.
"You're overreacting Middy." Celestial Brush said happily as she easily pulled ahead of him with her wings barely flapping. Midnight cringed at his pet name and struggled to move faster. Even though he was an alicorn most of his skills were in his magic abilities. His flight skills on the other hoof were that of a novice and even top speed was slow compared to experienced pegasi like Celestial Brush.
"Brushie can we please not use my nickname in public." He said embarrassed as his dark blue cheeks turned a bright red. Brushie stuck out her tongue and merely flew in front of him, blocking his view. Midnight struggled to fly to the side of her so he could see, but Brushie easily blocked him each time.
"Enjoying the view Middy?" She chirped happily as she turned over and flew on her back.
"I can't see anything with your big flank in the way!" He joked increasing his speed as they both approached the castle.
"You know if you weren't cute I would have pounded you for saying that right?" She said as they both landed. "But… you're too cute for me to stay mad at for long." She cooed happily as she nuzzled his fur.
"I'm a prince. Being cute comes with the package." Midnight said proudly as he began walking toward the castle gates. "Oh Middy… you're so cheesy sometimes." She said shaking her head.
The pair walked quietly past the gates and into the busy castle.
"See? No problem Middy. Just get to your room, get your things, and get to class. Your dad will never know."
"Yes he'll never know" David said sternly as he popped up behind them. He stared at his son and at Celestial Brush, his eyes burning. "And where have you been all night?" He asked sternly. Midnight gulped and tried to answer.
"We were out on our picnic together, and we kinda… fell asleep under the stars." He whispered avoiding his father's gaze.
"Midnight I gave you ONE rule. ONE RULE!" He shouted, his royal Canterlot voice shaking the castle around him.
"You were to be back in time for your early classes. You've missed 3 of them." He said sternly.
"NO! There will be no discussion. To your room."
"NOW!!!!!" Midnight turned, lowered his head, and began walking toward his room mumbling something under his breath.
"And do not think you're getting away without punishment either Celestial Brush." David said looking at his son's girlfriend. He secretly blamed her for Midnight's failure to follow directions, but he knew that Midnight would never forgive him if he yelled at her.
"I'm sure Celestia wants to know where her daughter has been all night." He said as he began pacing in front of her. Celestial Brush's eyes shot open as she bit her lower lip.
"You're not… going to tell them are you?" She said barely above a whisper.
"No I'm not. You are." He said as he clapped his hooves and two guards came galloping in. "Get the royal chariot ready. Room for two passengers." He said calmly. The guards saluted and ran back outside.
"I hope you understand Celestial Brush…" David said as he led her outside into the morning sun. "I'm only trying to keep Midnight focused on what's important."
"No offense Mr. Guardian sir… but can you really say you know what's more important for Middy? I mean… I don't think you know him like I do." She said as she stepped on board the chariot which had just landed.
"Well then… perhaps you could enlighten me." He responded as the chariot took off and flew east with both of them onboard.