Outside in the palace gardens Puck was enjoying himself and many others with his pranks. So far he had caused three chairs to vanish from under ponies bums and twice made teapots spit tea in the tea drinker's face. As his pranks went on he spied Twilight Sparkle the newest of the alicorn family in the garden with her husband and son. Puck instantly thought of an amazing prank to pull on the kid, he quickly changed himself into a small tiger striped little kitten and began meowing loudly.
The young colt instantly went over to it as he did Puck jumped on top of his head. First the colt thought it was funny and tried to get the cat off but no matter how hard her tired Puck wouldn't let go. The colt began to frantically try to get the kitten off his head but Puck hung on. Soon the other ponies began to notice what was going to and tried to help him but the colt kept on screaming and running around causing massive mayhem. He ran into the ball room screaming and and tried to pull Puck off of him but he couldn't. Puck let out wicked cat smile as he hung on. The colt took little care to look were he was going and plowed strait into Titania and Oberon. The couple and the young colt toppled over into a tangled mess.
Oberon couldn't believe what has happened the stupid colt ruined his first kiss with his Titania, but all it took for his was one look to see who the cat really was. It was he ruined everything he planed on doing all with his stupid prank on the colt!
" Are you all right Titania?" Oberon soon refocused himself on her as she tried to get up but she buckled he quickly grabbed to prevent her from falling on her face. She looked up at him and smiled for the first time in a long time. His moon stone white eyes were soft and gentle this was his Titania and he wanted her to be his more then anything in the world.
" Yes I'm fine it just my little cousin knocked the wind out of me." He helped her onto her hooves and made sure she was alright. Her father had seen the whole thing and began to worry who this colt was.
" Titania! Are you all right and who is this?" Shining asked as he ran over. He had seen him kiss her and not only that every colt he and his wife tried to put her with a colt she rejected him yet he won her over. Shining looked over Oberon when he saw the slight tint of green in both his and the cat's eye he knew exactly what he was and who the cat is.
" I'm alright dad honest and this is Oberon," He gave Shining a bow and cursed under his breath this was the Stallion that mother tried to marry. For all he knew he might see right threw him and kill both him and Puck.
" Titania go to your room right now." Shining said as he placed a hoof in between her and him. Titania thought this behavior was strange ever for her father. He would have been thrilled to have somepony finally win her over but know he's acting as if though Oberon was a changeling. Titania tried to push her father out of the way to get to Oberon but he wouldn't budge at all.
"Why dad? He did nothing wrong!" She protested. But Oberon knew that the jig was up he nudged Puck with his hoof and Puck jumped on top of Oberon's head. Robin was still smiling at his prank and was lost in a wave of pure amusment at himself.
"Robin we're leave now they know" Oberon said to Robin in his head. He wanted to tell Titania the truth why he was here but no one would listen to him it's not his fualt his mother did this to them.
"Why boss" He asking he obviously didn't know how much of a jam they were in at the moment.
" Because Shining Armor knows who we are" Puck felt his fur rise and searched around the room to do something he looked up and saw the giant eight foot long chandelier. He got a idea that could help them both.
" Alright I make the chandelier explode and we both make a run for it." Oberon began to back away from Shining
" Look I don't know what I did wrong all I did was dance with her," Shining let out a snort and lit his horn into a lightning yellow color.
" That's exactly what you did changeling you danced with my daughter you aren't going to take her like your mother did to me this time none of you're kind will ever touch my family again." Titania screamed as her father shot a lightning bolt at Oberon. Oberon and Puck had the wind knocked out of them both only to realize that they both lost their desigses.
" Puck fly now go!" Oberon yelled and shoved Puck into the sky. Oberon dogged another bolt as it nearly hit him Titania was collapsed on the floor she was purely stunned at what she was seeing the pony she thought she loved was the one thing that nearly too over the empire.
" Shining I did not hurt your daughter! Stop it please I'm not like the others!"
" NO you are just like the rest of you're kind you all are them same you feed off of love you will never get near my daughter again" Oberon took one last look at Titania and luanched himself into the sky the last thing he saw on her beautiful face were tears of sadness. Puck grabbed Oberon's hoof when one last lightning bolt hit him he fell down to the forest with a thump that could be heard for miles. Shining turned and faced his daughter who was now in tears.
" Rosebud take her to her room and make sure it's changeling proof and I need ever guard on patrol and some to come with me we are not going to let him get away." Shining said the crowd was still stunned at the fact that the changelings were back.
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Titania was helped out of her dress while her mother began to place a shield around the room for her own saftey and then she was left alone in her room she never had felt love before yet it was with a changeling. Questions began to flood her mind, did he truly like her and why did he say he was different from the rest of his family. A knock came came to her door.
" Who is it?"
" It's me Luna." Titania opened the door for her.
" Child do you know who that changeling is?" Luna asked her
" No I don't but when I met him I felt a spark between us" Luna shook her head as Titania said that
" You are wrong changelings can not feel love they have an empty chest no love can ever be upon them. For they only steal love they can not give it and with an alicorn the danger is much greater for if he even manages to drain just enough you become as helpless and a foal." Luna got up and began to head out.
" Your father is trying to hunt down the changeling boy but I have reason to worry that he might be her son from his apearence." Luna left and Titania felt her eyes flood with tears. She fell onto her crying slowly as she heard the hunter's party begin to move out into the forest where the boy was.
"Why,"She thought to herself " why is that when I finally found love it gets ripped from me and not only that but also destroyed." She tried to picture him before and after his forced change. But it was no use she kept on seeing his changeling form tears welted up in her eyes why didn't her father let him talk, why didn't he at least hear him out. Titania placed her head on the pillow and cried herself to sleep. Outside three changelings witnessed the whole thing from their prince causing the girl to fall in love and to him getting knocked out of the sky.
" Mother is going to be furious when she finds this out!" One hissed as they made their way out of canterlot.
" Nonsense not if she finds out he managed to get Shining Armor's Filly to fall in love with him" One nearly sang the other two looked at her and she quickly put her eyes down. But the other two thought about it for a moment and realized how much of an advantage it could have on them all.
" Ah their is Robin dragging our noble prince Oberon!" the thrid one said.
"Well, well ,well if it isn't Deadweed, Thorn, and Redfire." Robin spat at them Oberon was stunned and could hardly move anything in his body.
" Robin what happened he was so close to getting the girl?!" Thorn asked as they placed a stunned Oberon onto Deadweed's back
"He must have found out" Robin said going along with the story he wondered if mother really did notice him and Oberon sneaking out to go to the Gala.
" Mother is going to be please about this if he keeps this up we would have all of equestria and the crystal empire also!" Deadweed said happily " Lets get back to the hive and report back to mother maybe Oberon won't be a bad prince after all" Robin hung his head Oberon wouldn't want this at all he just wants a somepony to love and he might have just lost all hope with Titania. Robin began thinking on how he could fix this all when an idea hit it.
" I forgot something at the Palace I'll met you all at them hive." Before anypony could say anything Robin spun on a dime and bolted back towards Canterlot. He heard the guards flying up above him and the unicorns searching the ground. He kept to the shadows and pushed him self faster to the Palace. When he arrived he saw that one of the towers had a pink shield around it while the rest was open for all the world to take over.
"If I can just get Titania to see Oberon isn't like Mother them maybe I could end his sadness after all." Robin Thought as he quickly flew up to the Tower Titania was in. Robin thought his best bet was to ask her to let him in....unless she decides to sound the alarm instead. Robin raised his hoof and knocked on the glass, Titania looked up and saw the changeling with the split horn. Her eyes were red from crying. She paused for a moment and lit her horn and let the shield down.