• Published 29th Apr 2014
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Welcome Home, Twilight Sparkle! - Buckseed

Alternate Universe. Twilight returns to Ponyville for the first time in years, but things aren't exactly how she pictured they would be.

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The Party

“Let’s make this more than a party, let’s make this a paaaartay!” Pinkie Pie yelled through a megaphone as she stood on a table in Twilights living room. The house was filled with various balloons and streamers of assorted colors, the most prominent of which was pink of course. She hopped down from the table and began bobbing her head and shaking her hips to the beat of the music playing. She got local dj, and long-time friend, Vinyl Scratch to play for this party.

“Ok everybody, I want to see you dance! Ladies, shake that ass!” the dj yelled out to the crowd she was entertaining, getting a happy cheer in response.

Something caught Pinkies attention from the corner of her eye. She turned and saw a girl with light pink hair swaying side to side, doing a contained dance in the corner she stood in. A huge grin became plastered on Pinkies face and she called out to the girl. “Woohoo! Oh yea, go Fluttershy!” she yelled as she made her way to the girl who now stopped swaying and blushed deeply.

“H-hi Pinkie.” Fluttershy said as she folded her arms into a hug around herself. “This is a very nice party.”

“Well duh! I had to do my best for Twilights party!” Pinkie replied as she began to sway to the music again. “Hey, where is Twilight?”

“Oh um, I just saw Spike. He said she was upstairs, still getting ready.” Shy replied, nodding towards the crowd where she saw Spike dancing with everyone else. “He said she should be down soon.”

“Okie-dokie-lokie, that means everybody is here….well, almost everybody.” she said a bit dejectedly as she gave the crowd a once-over, looking for a familiar farm girl. The smile returned to her face as she glanced towards the stairs and saw Twilight walking down them. She gave the girl a once over, approving of the tight jeans and sequined shirt combo.

Twilight looked around and saw Pinkie and Fluttershy leaning on a wall, looking in her direction and waving. She gave a wave back and walked towards them. “Hey girls.” she said as she got to them.

Fluttershy gave a wave in response, while Pinkie enveloped Twilight in a tight hug.

“This party looks amazing Pinkie!” Twilight said when the girl released her. “Thank You.”

“Only the best for my friends!” the girl replied with a toothy grin. The song that was playing ended and the dj wasted no time switching to the next. “Oh oh oh! I love this song!” Pinkie exclaimed before she bounced away into the crowd to dance.

Twilight shook her head and chuckled. “I’m glad to see not everything has changed in these past few years.” she said, turning to Fluttershy. “I’m glad you’re doing what you’ve always wanted to do. You’ve always been so good with animals, it’s a little strange to see you without one.”

Fluttershy smiled. “Oh I love my animal friends so much, and I’m never without one.”she said as she opened her purse, revealing the same white bunny she had when Twilight arrived. “His name is Angel, isn’t he just adorable?” she asked as she held the rabbit out towards her friend.

“Aww he’s so cute.” Twilight said as she reached out and patted the small rabbit on the head. It responded by nuzzling its head into her palm and kicking its foot a bit. Twilight smiled at the reaction, being a fan of cute animals. “So are you having fun?” she asked.

“Yes, Pinkie throws the best parties. I’m exhausted from dancing already, I really let loose.” Fluttershy said with a small smile.

Twilight giggle, knowing that dancing to Fluttershy probably meant she shuffled her feet a bit every few minutes. With a shake of her head, she looked out to the crowd. It consisted mainly of people she didn’t know, or was never really close to. She spotted Spike, who had a scowl on his face. She followed where he was looking and chuckled at what she saw. Some guy seemed to be chatting up Rarity and Spike was getting jealous. She nudged Fluttershy and pointed out the situation, which caused the girl to giggle herself.

“That’s adorable in a way.” Shy said, smiling at the younger boy. “How old is he anyway Twilight? Not too young I hope.”

Twilight put a finger to her chin and took a moment to think. “He’ll be nineteen in two weeks, so I’m sure his crush is nothing to be worried about.” she said before she began to walk towards the boy. “Let me go talk to him, I’ll be right back.”

Twilight walked up to Spike, who was busy watching Rarity telling the guy she had no interest in him. She tapped his shoulder to get his attention. “Oh, hey Twilight.” he said as he finally noticed her. “This is a uhh...it’s a great party. Pinkie did a great job.”

Twilight couldn’t help but smile. “Why don’t you go talk to her Spike?” she asked.

Spike adopted a confused look. “Talk to Pinkie? Why? I already saw her.”

“Not her!” Twilight said before turning him around and pointing at Rarity who was now leaning against a wall looking around. “Talk to her!”

She gave Spike a little nudge forward and he swallowed the lump in his throat as he made his way to the girl. She noticed him heading her way and smiled.

“Hey Rarity.” he said to her, rubbing the back of his head shyly. “How are you liking the party?”

“Hello Spikey-Wikey” she said “The party has been fun, although most of the time I’ve been distracted by the advances of a few...ruffians I suppose would be a fitting word.”

“Yea,I saw.” Spike said as he nervously kicked at the floor. His own shyness was beginning to aggravate him, he usually didn’t act this way when talking to girls.

“Is everything alright Spike?” Rarity asked, sensing his apprehension.

“I was, uh, I was wondering if you were ready for that dance we talked about.” he managed to force out, fighting back the blush he could feel heating his face.

Rarity smiled and stepped away from the wall she was leaning on. “Why of course! Honestly I was hoping you would have asked me much sooner but better late than never I suppose.” she said as she held her hand out expectantly.

Spike couldn’t help but smile as he took the girls hand and started walking towards the mob of dancing people. On the way, they passed the man who had just been trying to get Raritys attention. Out of the corner of his eye, Spike saw the man scowl, and held back a laugh.

The dj was playing some very fast paced music, getting the crowd excited. Spike took a quick glance at Rarity, thinking that the girl wasn’t one for such music. How wrong he was. The girl had her eyes closed and her arms above her head as she shook her hips. He took a moment to watch her sensual movements before joining in. He placed his hands on her hips, causing her to open her eyes and smile at him.

The two began dancing together, nothing too exciting, just following each others movements. The music got faster and their movements followed suit. After a while, the song ended and the dj asked for a drink, giving them some time to catch their breath before the next song.

“You’re a really good dancer Rarity.” Spike said with a smile as he felt his pulse beginning to slow.

“I must admit Spike, you are quite the dancer yourself.” she responded. “I think you’ve earned another dance.” she said with a smile as she saw the dj return to her equipment.

The music started up again, starting off slow and deep. The bass went off and Spike could feel it vibrate within himself as the music sped up. The two were dancing again, closer to each other this time as the crowd around them seemed to gather together. Their breathing got heavier and their hearts beat faster as they danced and grinded on each other. Soon enough, everything seemed to stop existing to the pair. They couldn’t hear the music, or see the people dancing around them. All they saw was the other, sweating as they danced passionately.

Spike was the first to make a move, fueled by the adrenalin rush he felt from dancing. He leaned in, placing a hand on Raritys cheek. It didn’t take long for her to know what was happening, her eyes widening in realization as his lips met her own. Her body heated up as if she was in a sauna, except this heat was much more comfortable. She could hear her heart beating in her ears as she felt a foreign tongue moving against her own. She felt her knees go weak and, as much as she enjoyed her present situation, the need for air was too great and she had to break the kiss.

Breathing deeply, she placed a hand on her chest in an attempt to calm herself down. “My, how daring!” she said to Spike, who had a smile on his face as well. “A good dancer, and a fantastic kisser. I’ve got quite the catch, it seems.” she said with a giggle, placing a kiss on his cheek.

It was then that they heard something outside of the little world they seemed to have created with each other.

Twilight stood next to the dj, a microphone in hand. “Hello everyone, and thanks for coming!” she spoke into the mic. “A few of you may already know me, but for those of you who don’t, my name is Twilight Sparkle and this is my party. I grew up here in Ponyville and left a few years ago for school. I’m glad to be back now, and look forward to reconnecting with you all.” she said before handing the mic back to the dj.

“Can I hear some noise for Twilight Sparkle!” Vinyl yelled to the crowd, which resulted in clapping with various whistles and yells.

Twilight smiled as she look through the crowd, looking for some familiar faces. She was able to make out a few old friends like Lyra and Bonbon. Towards the back she saw her old friend Cherilee, who was standing next to a girl wearing a large stetson.

“Applejack?” Twilight said under her breath as she began to make her way away from the dj. She kept her eyes on the girl with the cowboy hat, she couldn’t make out her face. She made her way over to the girl who was now facing away from her. She was the right size and build, and she had blonde hair tied into a ponytail. Twilight tapped the girl on the shoulder, causing her to turn around and confirm Twilights suspicion.

“Well howdy Twi, nice get together ya have here.” Applejack said, raising the beer she was drinking to her lips.

Twilight couldn’t help herself as she gave her friend a hug. “I’m glad you could make it.” she said as she released her.

Applejack let a small smile grace her lips. “It’s good to get out every once in a while. Ah also felt like ah owed to you, on the count of how rude ah was to you yesterday.”

Twilight shook her head. “Don’t worry about it. I know what happened, and I want you to know I’m here for you.” she said.

Applejack bowed her head a bit. “Ah gotta say Twi, it’s awful nice of you to say that. Ah really appreciate it, but ah’m fine.” she said.

Twilight frowned. “Just because I’ve been gone for so long doesn’t mean I know you any less than I did before. I know what happened with...her, and I want to be here to help you through it. You are my friend and I hate to see you hurt. I’m sorry I couldn’t be here back then to help you out, but I’m here now and I’m not going anywhere.” she said to the girl, standing her ground.

Applejack stared at the girl for a moment. She felt strange, it was as if her muscles were about to give out. Without warning, she took the smaller girl into her arms and hugged her tightly. “Thank ya Twilight, it means a lot to me.” she said, fighting the tears that threatened to spill.

“You’ve been handling this alone for so long, you’ve been so strong.” Twilight said as she rubbed Ajs back.

“I’m tired of being strong Twi.” Aj said as she finally released Twilight.

“Well you have to stay strong, but we’re all here to help you along the way.” she said with a smile. “Now go enjoy the party, catch up with some friends, we’ll talk later, ok? I promise.” Twilight said, feeling much better now that she’s finally spoken to Aj.

“Ah will Twi, but I just really want to do something at the farm real quick. D’ya mind helping me out?” she asked in a shy tone that seemed misplaced on her.

Twilight cocked her head to the side a bit, confused about what she could possibly help with at the farm this time of night. She agreed nonetheless, and the two were soon on their way.

Aj lead Twilight up the path that went to the Apple Family home. They didn’t stay on the path though, rather, going around the house until they reached the back. There was the empty, snow covered field. Twilight saw the lonely stone, it had an unmistakable shape, and she knew what she was here for.

Applejack walked up to the gravestone and cleared the snow off of it once more. She placed her hand over the name and began to talk. “Hey Rainbow, ah brought a friend to meet ya.That smartypants one ah told you about, Twilight Sparkle. She said she’s going to help me out.” her voice began to quiver. “Ah love ya, really ah do and ah will never stop loving ya, but ah can’t live like this. Ah gotta move on.”

Twilight stepped forward and knelt down in front of the stone, placing her hand on the name next to Applejacks. “Hi Rainbow Dash.” she said. “It’s nice to finally meet you, I’m Twilight Sparkle. I grew up with Aj and went away for a while. I heard that’s when you two met. I’m glad to hear that you were good to her. All my friends speak highly of you, and I can only wish I had met you in person. I just wanted to let you know that I’m here now, and I’m going to help take care of Aj in every way that I can.”

The two girls stood there for a few moments in silence. A comfortable breeze covered them. It was an abnormally warm wind for this time of the year. A smile could be seen on Applejacks face. “She’s saying thanks Twilight.” Aj said.

Twilight smiled in response. “It’s not a problem.” she said as she stood up and held her hand out to the blonde farmer. “Come on, let’s get back to the party.” she said, pulling the other girl up and leading the way back to her home.

Applejack walked a few feet behind her, her hands in her pockets and a small on her face as she watched the smaller girl walk in front of her. She felt as if a weight had been lifted off of her shoulders. ‘Thank ya kindly, Twilight.’ she thought to herself.

Author's Note:

Well that's another chapter down. A bit of Sparity action, as well as Applejack finally opening up to someone. Hope you all enjoy.