Twilight Gets a Puppy, Season 3

by TDR

The Crescent Empire, part 1

Twilight Gets a Puppy
Season 3

The Crescent Empire,
part 1

[Ponyville, summer, 1 month after the wedding.]

“Sparkles.... meet the Sparkles, they're a textbook mental famillllly. From the, town of Ponyville , they all live in a great big treeeee...”

“Pinkie what are you singing?” Twilight asked looking up from her daisy sandwich. The group of friends had gone out for lunch and were seated out on the patio of the restaurant. They had just been served when Pinkie Pie started humming.

“I'm working on a new theme song the old one doesn't quite fit anymore” Pinkie Pie shrugged popping a loaf of corn bread into her mouth. “It's a work in progress.”

“Err, right, okay” Twilight shrugged, going back to her meal. "So what were you saying about a new buyer Rarity?”

“Oh right,” Rarity offered, dabbing her mouth with a napkin as she looked up from her souffle. “It seems word of my work on the royal wedding dress, dresses, not sure which one of the three I made garnered it? Anyway, word has gotten around and I'm flooded with orders. One mare in particular has offered to buy over a hundred dresses for herself and her entourage. She has already paid for half of them and has taken a good portion of my old stock. She also says she's not in too much of a rush to get the rest of her order, but she wants them in a variety of styles with the only caveat being that they need to be functional as well. She's also said if she's pleased with them she would see what she could do about helping me set up a proper store in Canterlot.”

“Sounds like yer gonna be busy fer a while. Might bit of planning tah do mai self too. Got a big family reunion coming up in tha spring ah gotta plan for. First year Granny's letting me run it myself.” Applejack pointed out.

“Oh, that sounds wonderful Applejack” Fluttershy offered. “I don't really have anything planned myself, but I could do for a nice quiet rest for a while. Especially after the wedding, and the changelings, and then the real wedding.”

“Speak for yourself shy, that was great. For me, the Wonderbolts Academy has sign ups for this fall, and I plan to get in this year.” Rainbow Dash smirked.

“Seriously at least the wedding stuffs over with. They finally got hitched after yer brother recovered.” Applejack pointed out.

“While it was a lovely ceremony, did it have to be so... small?” Rarity sighed.

“Given that Cadence tried to beat Celestia with her own wings by the end of it? It was probably for the best.” Twilight sighed.

[ Two weeks prior, Cadence and Shining Armor's second wedding, Princess Luna presiding.]

“Auntie why is there ANOTHER banner with that image?” Cadence grumbled looking up at the 'rural princess' front page picture posted on another banner at the reception.

“Oh, I've got a few hundred copies of it.” Celestia grinned.

“We agreed never to bring that up!” Cadence snapped.

“You agreed, I did no such thing.” Celestia's grin widened.

“Ah don't think ah'll ever understand alicorns.” Applejack shook her head taking another sip of her cider.

“I'm starting to wonder if part of becoming a god is going nuts.” Twilight mused.

“Might be the other way around.” Pinkie Pie suggested. “Maybe they were nuts and that's why they became gods.”

“Then how come you're not a god?” Rainbow Dash smirked. “You're the craziest pony I know.”

“ How do you know I'm not?” Pinkie Pie grinned wiggling her eyebrows at Rainbow Dash.

“That would explain a lot.” Rarity pondered. “But any way what are your plans now Twilight. You and your brothers have been here two years.”

“Ooh a two year anniversary party!” Pinkie Pie chimed up.

“You know I'm not even going to try and stop you.” Twilight smiled. “Just no strong smelling chocolate or strawberry stuff. Rahs still has issues. As for what we are going to do, I don't plan to do anything but just try and relax. Spike has school before long and Rahs is still trying to audition for parts in various plays. Beyond that nothing comes to mind.”

“Speaking of issues, yours seem better.” Rarity pointed out.

“I agree, you don't seem to have as big a deal with crowds, or panic attacks any more.” Fluttershy smiled looking up from her soup. “ You might have anger issues now though instead.”

“I think those probably developed in dealing with all the stuff that goes on around here.” Rainbow Dash pointed out. “Let's face it Ponyville is rarely boring.”

“Would be nice if it calmed down a little.” Fluttershy muttered.

“Now way, there needs to be more excitement, we go weeks without something cool happening.” Rainbow Dash smirked.

“Yer tempting fate there Dash. Reign it in.” Applejack rolled her eyes.

“What because I want something to happen? Please.” Dash snorted. “My saying something isn't gonna do anything. That's like saying, 'What's the worst that could happen?' or, 'Nothing can go wrong'. Nothing's gonna happen. It's just silly supersitiooooof!!!”

Rainbow Dash might have continued her rant if a large scroll hadn't impacted her face with the force of a boulder, knocking her out of her chair and to the floor. The scroll flipped around a few times in the air before landing perfectly on the table.... in the middle of Twilight's sandwich.

“BORK!!!” Rahs screamed out as he and Spike stormed towards the table.

“Yer brothers throwing arm's pretty good.” Applejack nodded.

“Don't blame me. I didn't say anything, it was Rainbow Dash!” Twilight protested as Rahs and Spike both glared at her.

“Ow.” Rainbow Dash muttered from the floor as Twilight opened the scroll.

“Do you know how hard it is to get the crusaders together for a O&O game during the summer, even with a new guy joining?” Spike grumbled. “I finally managed it, FINALY, and then this. We just had our seasonal major disaster, why is there another one already?”

“It's season three.” Pinkie Pie pointed out.

“What?” Spike questioned.

“Twilight. Gather the Elements of Harmony, pack for cold weather, and make arrangements to be gone for a few days to a week. A chariot will be down to collect you and your friends shortly. Make haste and I will tell you more when you arrive.” Twilight frowned. “Signed Princess Celestia.”

“Well that's ominous. Think it's changelings again?” Applejack pondered.

“Well I guess we'll know soon enough.”Twilight sighed. “ At least I can finish lunch this time.”