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Just an old school hybrid spaceship/pony writing some stories.


Rarity always wanted to be Lady Rarity. Over time, it became more clear it was not meant to be. But she's fine, she's got a successful business in Ponyville, her fashion line showing in Manehattan and she has her friends, even if most of them are moving on with their lives. A prince sweeping her off her hooves was just not meant to be.

So how in Equestria did she end up on a date with the richest pony in town?

Confusion, feelings and wine mix for a potentially explosive, heartwarming (or rending?) evening, along with a pinch of generosity.

A sweet, feels-full, wistful Rarity X Filthy Rich romance fic in three parts.




Written and developed in the same 'Universe' as Cola Bubble Gum's story, Rum Punch. Story takes place before the events of Rum Punch. If reading in order, read this story first.

Other Royalsverse stories: Colts, by Guy Incognito, Heart of Silver, by The Weatherbug, and Despicable Blue, by yours truly.

Initial idea was suggested by Cola Bubble Gum.

Story inspired by the song Royals as sung by Puddles Pity Party (kind of), and my deep love for Rarity (oh yes.)

Editors: Sharp Spark, Cola Bubble Gum
Additional Editing by: Comrade Sparkle

Artwork: 2135D Artwork inspired by Silver Linings Playbook , but made into a beautiful, better image by 2135D

Part of my 4 Prompt Jan Challenge. Even though I already broke the rules and made this a chapter story, and went over the word limit.

(Also, it's total horsefeathers that there isn't a Filthy Rich tag.)

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 155 )

And a mix with Royals! This is gonna be great, hopefully. :pinkiehappy:

I'm intrigued, looking forward to seeing more.

This looks very promising. I can't wait to see more.

(Also, it's total horsefeathers that there isn't a filthy rich tag.)

There's no Ahuizotl tag, either.


DAMNIT. I was gonna link the song...

Anyway. Nice start to this one, man.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Less egregious, but still annoying--there's no Doctor Caballeron tag either.

I love it.

Only quibble is over your use of 'waiter'--waiter is generally a masculine term, with waitress as the feminine. If you're going for gender-neutral, I'd say server :)

Like and a fave :)

Ein's a good writer, he surely won't characterize Rarity like most folk d-

Rarity blinked, unsure her ears were working properly. "Really, darling?"

"Really, darling?"







jk lel still luvs u gud fik

3757771 You read my mind, that was the other character that I was needing a tag for.

Comment posted by Tunalock deleted Jan 9th, 2014

she thinks it's all gold bands, Gray Dragon, trading secrets in the fillies room, wine stains, balls and gowns and trashing palace rooms

But every song's like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room


Ya know I just thought of this... If rarity marries Mr rich then sweety is gonna be DT's aunt

Wouldn't that be step-sister?


You're both right. Welcome to the world of Extenda-families!

3760158 Uh...where do you get the stepsister thing? Unless this is one of the universes where Sweetie Belle is secretly Rarity's daughter, but then she wouldn't be DT's aunt...


Technically an aunt, but same age living in the same house, they'd be practically step sisters. No?

3760237 Oh, that was what you meant. Yes, true enough, but stepsister would still be technically incorrect. :twilightsheepish:

Liking this so far. Looking forward to more. :twilightsmile:


Rarity mentioned he was still a bachelor.

I really wish Knighty would make tags visible from the featured box...

I get that you're telling the story that you wanted to tell, but I can't help but feel annoyed that this is written in a completely different style than the book "Silver Linings Playbook."

It's not your fault; I just wish I had known that it wasn't a crossover when I clicked on it. Guess I'll check it out again when it's complete.

"I keep telling her it's harder than she think.'"

*thinks, and you have an extra quote mark at the end there.

I had that song in my head soon as I saw the title. Damn you. I'm going to find some TMBG to drive it out.

I wonder who Rarities ex was sounds like it was Fancy Pants but could be someone else.

Seems Coco managed to go far on Rarity's kindness.

Speaking of editing, every time it goes from italics back to normal words at the beginning, it also does a line break.

]“Sweetie Belle, really!

Extra bracket here.

I. Am. Not. Adorable.

Awww, who's the pweddy widdle Wawity? You are! :rainbowlaugh:

Rarity has something in mind... I cannot wait for it.

Also, the mix you do between flashbacks and the present... Very well done, I think.

~Skeeter The Lurker


And her own talent. Suri didn't do any of the work.

This fic. The characters sound aged, experienced. Not the rushed,frenzied romance for these two.

Digging this. Still want the spaceship back though.

Love how the business relationship develops, even if the romantic relationship seems to be off to a rocky start.

"Rarity, I've known Filthy Rich my whole life. You know the number of times I've heard anyone call him anything other than 'Mr. Rich' or 'Daddy'?
"Only Four. Just now."

I love it. AJ was wonderful in her limited appearance this chapter.

And then the date was salvaged, at least for the moment.


I think Diamand Teera Fathr is an pretty cool guy. Eh kisses Rariyt and doesn't afraid of anything

Jokes aside, Filthy is indeed a nice stallion who deserves more attention. Nice one!


Those chapter titles...

...You clever bastard.

~Skeeter The Lurker

3762825 i was listening to that song then i saw THAT!

So this story has nothing to do with Silver Linings Playbook?


Other than thematic similarities and artwork inspiration, no.

So I didn't understand Rarity's rumour/story metaphor. "What had I confessed?" Uhm, what DID she confess? I don't know what she's talking about, but it sounds like some old fashioned slut shaming to me, which makes me uncomfortable. Is she saying that -she- was the "cheap floozy?" I'm sorry but what is happening here? The exchange doesn't make any sense to me... Maybe it was too subtle for me to comprehend? Anyone care to explain?

Oh my... you sir, you sir!

You are delivering one of my most sought after ships to ever be dared shipped. And I must say you are doing a FABULOUS job with this story! I loved Rarity's sarcasm argument with her sister as well, you knocked that out the park. Sweetie the overprotective sister this time around, so full of bias and distrust. I can certainly see why she'd have issues with the notion of her sister having anything to do with Filthy Rich, let alone DATE him. That led to a nice emotional scene next, what I fear was going to be some left field OC to be introduced as a main character thankfully was more of a support.

Story is keeping its focus on Rarity and Rich and working its way into a genuine relation between the two that will eventually deal with Diamond Tiara's opinion on the matter I'd imagine as we did Sweetie Belle at some point. I love the subtle reference to Call of the Cutie (though I'm not sure if you meant the dress from the latest episode seeing how you're also introducing Coco, which was subtly well done.

I for one consider Filthy Rich every ounce as important to Diamond Tiara as stories that are about Diamond Tiara, so lest anyone objects, I'll be including this fabulous story in the group. Filthy Rich truly deserves his time to shine, and to be paired with Rarity in such an elegant way is so... UGH I fail at finding an adequate would to describe my gushing joy over these two!

Even if this ends on a sad note, these two will have certainly made some lasting memories for sure. Bravo! and loved that second video, matched this chapter quite well.

I'll take my leave now, till next time! :raritystarry::heart:


Gawrsh! Thanks! Made my night.


Uh... what group are you adding it too?

You can't fake the kind of class that describes their dialogue and the restaurant they're dining in. You must be quite classy in real life to pull this off.

3763513 The Diamond Cutters. Filthy Rich and Diamond are family after all.


3763763 Yeah the sad clown version is better.

Hm, I will have to read this tomorrow. Some of my most favorite things are here.

Diamond Tiara: check
Filthy Rich: check
Rarity: check
Sad romance: check

Wow, I should just favorite this already.

3763964 I agree, I should read this.

Speaking of Filthy Rich and Tiara, when the heck is "All that Glitters" going to be updated?


Seriously though, I'm working on it. The inspiration is hard to catch, bit this story may kick it into gear.

3764077 Or it might just give you enough pressure to get the ball rolling again :trollestia:.

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