A Thousand Years and I Still Love You

by Smokey Majenta


The Death of Derpy

The mare had an odd way of kissing. She moved her tongue all through Celestia's mouth, then pulled away with a sly smile.

"Still willing to bet that I'm derped up? I kiss like a king!" Derpy cried. Celestia blinked, then looked downward at the mailmare.

"I never said you were derped up, Dai- Derpy," Celestia said with little interest. Her mind was a flurry of emotions. And she almost called Derpy by her real name.

But before Celestia could say another word, Cadence came out of the meeting room and complained. "Celestia, this is Equestria! Equestria belongs to YOU! Get in here and HELP US OR SO HELP ME!"

The sudden bark of orders angered Celestia. She was sad, and confused, and angry, and slightly aroused. She didn't want to handle it all; she hardly knew what to do about Eqestria going into total lockdown. So she just yelled all her problems to the world.

"FIRST OF ALL, CADENCE," she started, "I GIVE THE ORDERS AROUND HERE. AS RULER OF EQUESTRIA AND ANY SURROUNDING LANDS, I CAN HANDLE THE PROBLEM QUITE WELL WITHOUT SITTING AROUND A TABLE OF PONIES. AND DON'T ORDER ME AROUND, CRYSTAL MARE, OR YOU'LL BE THE ONE ON THE MOON!"

Derpy and Cadence stared at the Alicorn.

"AND....and Luna's gone and it's my fault!" Celestia cried, defeated. This isn't how she was supposed to behave, but things were falling apart around her. Luna died. Equestria was in a panic. The Elements of Harmony had all become insane, save of Rainbow Dash and Applejack.

"Whatdaya mean, Princess?" Derpy asked from above the crying mare. Celestia had buried her head in her hooves and rattled violently with her tears.

"I mean Luna's not coming back. She died," Celestia finally admitted.

Cadence's mouth dropped.

"Why didn't you tell me this sooner!? Equestria is in great panic!" the pink mare shouted.

"Because it's personal for me, okay!?" The Princess shouted back.

The two argued some more until Celestia grew sick of it and flew off, not forgetting to grab Derpy.

"What happened back there, Princess?" Derpy questioned once the two were long gone from the Empire. Celestia only shook her head and sighed, giving the impression that she had no patience at the time. When the Princess didn't answer, Derpy sadly laid on Celestia's back and stared at the stars.

The two flew in absolute silence util the sound of fast feathers could be heard behind them. Derpy, who'd fallen in deep slumber, awoke at the sudden sound, and found Cadence flying full speed, hooves extended to give herself better aim.

"PRINCESS CELESTIA!" Derpy shouted, and cowered as she clung to the princess's mane. Celestia turned, looked back, then with wide eyes simply stared as Cadence ran
SMACK
into the princess.

"How...DARE....YOU!" Celestia cried, and shot a large beam of light from her horn. Candence countered the attack with a shield in the shape of a heart and the color of a deep blue crystal. Celestia's light beam came right back at her, and it singed the end of her wing, hardly missing her flank as it passed. Celestia shot once again, but quickly and less powerful this time, then quickly teleported to Cadence's right, and shot again. She teleported to her left, and shot. Her back, and shot.
Then she faced the front again just as quickly as she left and watched the four beams of light strike the unsuspecting Cadence.

Cadence fell with a mighty roar, her wings seemingly uncontrollable as the Crystal Princess panicked. Celestia watched with a smile as Cadence hit the ground thousands of feet below her with a THUD.

"Are you okay, Derpy?" Celestia said, craning her neck behind her to get feedback from the Pegasus. But to her dismay, the pegasus wasn't there.
"Derpy?" The princess whined with worry. She looked below her, and thought she saw something move.

Celestia was scared now. She loved Derpy the way a Princess shouldn't love, and now Derpy might be hurt. Folding her wings behind her, Celestia pluted downward. The roar of wind in the mouth and mane left her ears ringing, but she reopened her wings and landed safely about a hundred yards before she met the ground.

The Alicorn ran here and there for a while, looking up trees and in bushes for her fallen Pegasus friend.

Then she found her.

R.I.P Derpy Hooves.
Mailmare and muffin freak
October 10-April 18