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Achieving Divinity: A New World - The Joeker



Catastrophe! After a spell gone wrong, Tyrath Kyelinth - The last Dragon-Knight of Rivellon, has been spirited away to lands unknown! Now with no idea where to go, he must survive by learning the value of friendship among others. How will he fare...?

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Ch 3, Pt 2: Wedding Rings: The World's Smallest Handcuffs

"Very well, we should... Wait, you're hurt!" Exclaimed Princess Celestia, I looked at my side and lifted my wing to reveal Chrysalis' magic blast that I took in stead of the Princess had burnt my side and my blackened fur was now falling out, which must be how she noticed.

"No problem..." I said and used one of Stone's fallen swords to cut my hoof, I used my magic to smother my blood over the wound and it began to heal and my fur began to grow back it's 'normal color' as I lowered my wing.

"Oh wow! Neat! Princesses, can your blood do that?" Asked Twilight.

"No, Twilight... It... Can't..." Said Cadance, staring at my wing, where my wound was.

"Amazing! Do you know magic?" Asked Twilight.

"Of course! I mastered fire, wind and electricity when I was quite young." I nodded.

"So... What's your Cutie Mark?" Asked Twilight she was jotting all this down....

"Err... What?" I asked.

"Twilight! That was a little personal..." Said Cadance.

"No, I'm curious as well. I'll share with the group. Mine represents my duty to my sister Twily, and to always protect her. Her Cutie Mark is enclosed within a shield on mine and this shield also represents the sense of duty I uphold to defending Canterlot." He proclaimed proudly.

"Mine represents my special talent with Magic! Especially with the Magic of Friendship!" Exclaimed Twilight.

"...Ha... Ha... HAHAHA!" I burst out laughing.

"What?" Asked Twilight.

"The 'Magic' of Friendship?! HAHA!" I said, rolling on the floor while laughing.

"I know, I had the same reaction when the theory first came up, but it exists, believe me." Said Princess Celestia.

"Really? Oh wow... That’s new..." I said and wiped a tear away. Before realising this was an entire new school of magic to learn!

"SO? What does your Cutie Mark represent?" Asked Twilight, I was about to ask what one was until I remembered Shining said his was Twilight's encased in a shield... I saw it! On his flank! And Twilights!

I looked at my flank and saw it.

Suddenly it dawned on me, it felt as if the idea had been told to me, I just instantly knew what it was... Luckily this was explained later... or I'd still be wondering how I knew...

"It represents what I am, a warrior, a Dragon-Knight, a defender. Of what? It doesn't matter. Good, maybe?" I asked seemingly myself. It was true. I not human, a Dragon. I think of myself as a Dragon-Knight, not a human.

"Cool!" Exclaimed Twilight.

"Your special talent is defending? Like mine?" Asked Shining accusingly.

"Not really, what I am is a warrior, I'm an absolute god at fighting, but it has to be for something, not just aimlessly."

"I understand, you are a defender of good. Your special talent is protecting others from harm. You are a fighter for peace." Said Princess Celestia.

"Yes, I suppose." I agreed. I couldn't resist helping people in need. That is why I stayed in my Battle Tower for a year, if I didn't i'd never get any work done for every John and Jane Doe asking for my help and my customary response of agreeing, reward or no.

"Well, let me introduce my friends to you." Said Twilight, I nodded.

"Go ahead." I said.

"This is Applejack." Said Twilight, introducing me to the orange country Pony I heard earlier.

"Howdy pardner! Wow you got a strong shake! Well, you know mah name, I run Sweet Apple Acres in Ponyville." Said Applejack as she rubbed her hoof when we finished shaking.

"Good to meet you Applejack." I said, bowing my head a little in respect.

"This 'ere 's Rarity." Said Applejack and stepped aside to reveal a white pony with purple hair and a very nice style.

"How do you do darling? Rarity, fashion designer, I run Carousel Boutique in Ponyville." Introduced Rarity.

"I can tell you have good fashion sense, and you have lovely hair." I smiled and bowed to her in respect.

"Oh thank you darling... Ahem, this is Rainbow Dash." She said as she blushed.

"Sup?" Asked the cyan mare with a rainbow coloured mane, she was flying with her forelegs crossed and shades on.

"Rainbow dear, please greet our new friend." Requested Rarity.

"I just did!" Countered Rainbow, lifting her glasses up to her forehead.

"I mean properly, like a civilised Pony!"

"...Fine ..." She relented, rolling her eyes..

"Hey, Ego Draconis." I greeted as she looked me up and down carefully, inspecting me.

"K, you seem cool. This is Pinkie Pie." She said and we hoof-bumped. She revealed the pink Pony from before. She was blowing up balloons that I somehow didn't notice before.

They were letters that said:

'Thank you for saving us!'

"HeymynameisPInkiePieandIwouldtotallythrowyoua;thanksforsavingourlivesparty;ifIdidn'thaveaweddingtoplanfor. ThisisFluttershy. BYE!!" She blurted out and... Err... Zoomed away is the only way to describe it I suppose.

"That there was just Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie." Explained Applejack.

"Rrriiiggghhhttttt." I said shaking my head.

"Hey, I'm Fluttershy." She said, cowering behind her hair.

"A pleasure to meet you Fluttershy." I said as calmly as I could and shook her hoof lightly.

"Thank you. This is Spike." She said louder this time but still quiet.

I saw a baby Dragon approach.

"Hey! I'm Twilight's Number 1 assistant! And the ring carrier!" He said.

"How did you get here young one?" I asked, crouching down as best as I could in this form. I felt quite protective over him when I saw him, my Draconic nature again I suppose.

"I live with Twilight in Ponyville, she hatched me when she was young during a magic exam and we've been inseparable ever since." He said.

"Wow... A baby Dragon, never thought I'd see it." I said in wonder.

"Really?" Asked Spike.

"Yeah. Say, do you know Patriarch by any chance?" I asked.

"No... Who's that?" He asked.

"Never mind. Lot wah grind hi." I greeted in Dragon.

"Err... What?" Asked Spike.

"You don't know Simplified Draconic?!" I asked.

"No... We have a language?" Asked Spike.

"Yeah..." I said, a little confused.

"Anyway, great to meet you!" Exclaimed Spike and walked away

"Well that’s everypony!" Exclaimed Twilight.

"Awesome! So, you all have a wedding to plan, don't let me interrupt you." I said.

I followed Twilight around the rest of the day to ensure the threat was completely vanquished. We visited Applejack on catering, Fluttershy on music, Pinkie Pie on party planning and Rarity on dresses to collect it for the bride.

Nearing the end Twilight asked me to check on the bride.

I headed to her tower and knocked on the door.

;Canterlot Towers - Third Pony POV;

Cadance was waiting for her dress nervously, this was it! She then heard a knock, she wanted to throw open the door but stopped, too much? Too much. She simply shouted: "Coming!" and opened it, she saw the Alicorn who saved her standing there with her dress.

"One wedding dress for the bride-to-be?" He asked, she nodded eagerly and he walked in, she shut the door behind him and took the dress, he went to look away and she rolled her eyes.

"You don't have to worry, it's just you and me, there is no need to stand on ceremony, it's not as if you'll see anything anyway. It's all covered by magic." Said Cadance.

"Huh?" He asked.

"We don't know how. But unless we are about to... Well, you know, go the toilet or mate, our, ahem, parts don't show." She said.

"Well in that case, do you need... assistance?" He asked, worried she'd say yes... He didn't know how put a fucking dress on!

"Normally my servants would insist on dressing me even though I can do it myself." Said Cadance.

"Treated like a child even though you're an adult?" He asked as she slipped into the dress.

"Unfortunately. Aunty Celestia chose the best to provide for my wedding, Twilight and her friends seem to be more than capable of handling events." Said Cadance as she pulled it up her body with magic.

"They do, the Princess is your aunt? Who's the Queen?" Asked Ego.

"There has been no Queen for over 1000 years, my Aunt Celestia and Luna rule, Celestia by day, Luna by night." Explained Cadance, straightening the dress out.

"Really? There are two rulers who are both Princesses?" Asked Ego.

"Oh, they're sisters, probably should've mentioned that." Chuckled Cadance.

"So what happened with that crazy bug anyway?" Asked Ego.

"I was in here, waiting for Twilight to arrive, suddenly there was a knock on the door, and there was me standing there. Before I knew it, I woke up in the caves." She said.

"Wow, eventful day." He laughed.

"Indeed." She chuckled as finished with her dress, she didn't dare look at the mirror.

"Quick, I need a second opinion!" She said.

"You look... Nice. I would go further, but it would be weird since it's your wedding day. If it wasn't, I would say stunning." He said.

"Thank you!" She said and turned to the mirror, he was right, she looked amazing, Rarity did a fantastic job!

"Well, I will leave you to it your highness." He said, bowing and turning to leave.

"Wait! we still have a while before the wedding, could I ask you some questions?" asked Cadance.

"You just did." Smiled Ego.

"Actually I best wait for my aunties first, they'll want to know as well." Realised Cadance. He bowed and left her, shutting the door to the tower.

-10 minutes later-

As Princess Celestia was still recovering from Chrysalis’ attack, she tried to use her magic to lift a cup but cried out in pain... her horn was damaged… it may take weeks to fully heal, she could cover the burn marks but not the pain...

She started sobbing lightly because of the pain and the fact she couldn't defend her own kingdom. She felt helpless.

“Your Majesty?” came a voice, she gasped slightly and looked up to see the Alicorn that freed her, she stopped sobbing instantly.

"Yes, is there something you need?" She asked, looking away so he couldn't see. Pretending to be looking at something.

“Don’t stop, please. Let it out, you’re not invincible. You don't need to be a mindreader to see you feel sad.” He said, and she cried, she cried harder than she ever had, hearing those words.

He knew what it was like to be helpless and understood her pain. Of course he didn't ever cry either as a matter of pride, but in this case he saw she needed to release her sadness. Or else keep it bottled up, and that can destroy you from the inside out.

"I- I just..." She trailed off.

“Relax Princess.” He said, she looked at him and he was leaning toward her with a glowing horn, she recoiled but he kept going, he started rubbing her horn lightly with his and she shivered and she felt it heal.

“What are you doing?” she asked shakily, still crying a little.

“Healing you.” He said.

“What was your name?” She asked, feeling a little bad for forgetting his name.

“Ego, Ego Draconis.” He replied and took his hand away.

“I am Princess Celestia. Thank you I feel, much better, refreshed, and… relaxed.” She said.

“My own little spell, a powerful mix for healing.” He smiled and got up.

“Thank you…” she called after him, he turned and smiled, she blinked and he had disappeared with a rush of wind.

;Ego Draconis' POV - 15 minutes later;

I was about to head to the castle hall after running a few errands for Twilight and the others, when I saw Princess Cadance outside the castle.

"Shit! I'm late..." I muttered and began to leave for the nearest tavern.

"Wait! No, actually, this is good." She said, calling me back.

"How's that?" I asked.

"Look... I have no parents, Aunt Luna is sleeping... So I haven't got anypony to take me to the altar, and I don't want to go alone..." She said.

Admittedly, at the time I had no idea what she was getting at as I had never witnessed a wedding before but I knew the stuff involved from general conversation and books.

"Err..." I shrugged.

"I want you to give me away." She said bluntly.

"What?! You've just met me!" I said.

"No, it's Ok. Stupid thing to ask, you're right." She said.

"No! That’s not what I'm saying... Are you sure you want me to do this?" I asked. Approaching her with a questioning look... These ponies are far too trusting in my opinion. Then again, I am a trustworthy person, or right now, Pony.

"Yes, you SAVED our lives! Plus you're an Alicorn, so we're kinda related." She said sheepishly. I don't think that’s how it world, but those damned eyes are cute... No! Think Tyrath! You're a Dragon-Knight... But ponies are so cute...

Damn it.

"Ok, fine. I'll do it for you." I said, rolling my eyes, giving in.

We headed in to the castle and I saw three little ones waiting.

"We’re ready Princess!" They exclaimed, obviously happy to be servicing a Princess as flower girls during her wedding.

Cadance gulped as we were waiting.

"No need to be nervous, a beautiful mare like you is marrying a... Nice... Stallion. You'll be fine." I smiled as she hooked her hoof around mine, how it worked I'm not sure but oh well... Then she started squeezing... I think my hoof turned purple...

The doors opened as the bridal chorus started and the little ones skipped in, laying flowers as I walked Cadance in, she was shivering.

"Oh sun..." She cursed.

"It'll be fine." I whispered.

"Thanks. You've been a really good friend." She said, I almost froze hearing that. The last 'friends' I had, they tried to kill me. I feel as though I betrayed them, that I didn't have to kill them, that I could've stopped them.

"Yeah..." I answered.

"I can't believe my big day is here!" She whispered to me.

"Relax and take a deep breath, or you'll shake yourself out of your dress." I told her, she chuckled at that.

"Thanks."

I managed to tune my hearing to Twilight and the groom as we walked.

"Seriously, though. I get why the Queen of the Changelings wanted to be with you, but how did you get someone as amazing as Cadance to marry you?" Asked Twilight.

"I told her she wouldn't just be gaining a husband. She'd be getting a pretty great sister, too." He said, he seemed sweet, but was hostile toward me for some reason. Which was reinforced as he saw me walking her up and his expression turned from happy, to angry, but he quickly changed that when he remembered everyone in the room could see him.

I brought Cadance up and 'gave her away' even though she was never mine to begin with, I bowed to the Princess who nodded at me a smile of... Approval?

I stood next to Twilight and Spike, both of whom smiled at me.

"Mares and gentlecolts, we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of the real Princess Mi Amore Cadenza–" She started.

"Princess Cadance is fine." She interrupted, Princess Celestia gave a smile and a hum of approval.

"Hm. The union of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor. The strength of their commitment is clear. The power of their love, undeniable. May we have the rings please?" She asked, Twilight and Spike presented the rings.

I took a breath and started to quietly chant a blessing.

"Scarziy Sellabulgy crizel frugur..." I continued my blessing as the ceremony also continued.

"I now pronounce you mare and colt!" She announced, I noticed how they used certain words in place of others here.

As I finished my blessing my horn flashed and I cheered with everyon- pony else. As they walked to the balcony, I sighed, a tear fell from my eye... Damn ninjas cutting onions in here...

I realised that would never be me. I'd never have a significant other. Never be as happy as them. Never have the fun task of planning a wedding. I'm too much of an anomaly. Dragon-Knights are practically immortal, the market isn't that wide for immortals. I live a dangerous life, always on the edge. Danger at every turn. If I did ever have a lover, they'd be faced with the knowledge that one day I might leave and never return. I couldn't do that to them.

Ahem, changing subject. I heard the Princess talking to Twilight.

"This is your victory as much as theirs. You persisted in the face of doubt, and your actions led to your being able to bring the real Princess Cadance back to us. Learning to trust your instincts is a valuable lesson to learn." She said.

"Agreed. My instincts used to be waved off but I always trusted them. Admittedly they have got me into trouble as well, but it's mostly good to trust them." I said as I walked up.

Shining Armor and Princess Cadance kissed and I smiled.

"Rainbow Dash, that's your cue." Whispered the Princess. I saw Rainbow Dash fly up and a... rainsplosion I suppose it was... Anyway, whatever it was, it started.

"I agree, but it's an important lesson to learn nonetheless." Agreed the Princess.

"Indeed. How's your horn?" I asked.

"It's much better because of you... Thank you." She smiled.

"It's nothing. Really." I shrugged. I was in the habit of saving lives, during my year of adventure in Rivellon I saved countless lives multiple times, sometimes without thought of reward.

"You could give Fluttershy a run for her bits with your kindness. Saving lives, healing ponies, helping out, giving a bride away! All without thought of reward. Really, I NEED to reward you for your kindness, there must be something you want!" She exclaimed.

"No. It's fine. Seeing this, seeing everypony here, seeing you all happy... It brought warmth to the cockles of this Alicorn's heart. That was reward enough." I bowed.

"What was it that you were chanting?" Asked Twilight.

"An ancient blessing for marriage, wishing them to have a long and prosperous life together." I explained.

"I should've thought of that!" Exclaimed Twilight.

"You were busy planning. Besides, I doubt you know any blessings in Old Elvish." I shrugged.

"Really?! A new language!? How old is that language?" Asked Twilight, I took a breath to think.

"About... 1000-2000 years old." I guessed.

"And you know it?!" She exclaimed.

"Yep... Hang on..." I said and summoned the book I used to learn the language.

"What is this?" She asked.

"The Elven Alphabet. The book I used to learn it." I said.

"Thank you! I love learning new languages!" She exclaimed.

"No problem. I have no need for it anymore, I know the Elven Alphabet now." I shrugged.

"How long did it take you?" She asked, flicking through the book as she asked and peering over it when she finished asking.

"About... 5 minutes." At that, Twilight slammed the book and jumped in surprise.

"5... 5... Huh?" She started before passing out.

"I'll explain later." I said to the staring ponies.

"Twi? Twi? Time ta git up." Said Applejack, helping Twilight up.

"Why are you helping her? She's perfectly capable of getting up on her own..." I said.

"Err, it's called a helping a friend..." Said Applejack, confused.

"I just don't see the point of helping someone who doesn't really need it." I shrugged.

"Well... PARTY TIME!!!" Yelled Pinkie. They all went outside to the courtyard to start the afterparty. I stayed in the throne room, on the side balcony, overlooking the party. Keeping a vigil over the Ponies below.

I saw the moon pretty much instantly replace the sun, it wasn't extremely slow going like back home. It was slow enough, but once you have spent countless hours staring at the sunrise and sunset you can tell when something's different. As I said, attention to detail has saved my life more than once.

"...Home..." I thought, shedding a tear for Rivellon, it really was home.

It was full of things always trying to kill you all the bloody time, but dammit, it was home!

I was watching the party, making sure nothing went wrong. I was worried. But excited for the future.

"Hey, what are you doing up here?" Came a voice, I turned to see Princess Celestia.

"Your Majesty!" I said and bowed.

"There is no need for that. Please. You saved us, bowing is not needed." She said, she had a hoof raised almost at all times, to make her seem more regal I suppose. She did look... err nice... I think? Especially in the moonlight... No idiot! Concentrate!

"Thank you." I said.

"What are you the Prince of? It's not every day a pureblood Alicorn appears out of nowhere." She asked.

"Huh?" I asked.

"Well, I am the Princess of the Sun for example, you know how it goes." She said.

"I am the Prince of... Magic!" I said.

Again, like my Cutie Mark, it felt as if the explanation appeared out of nowhere... But I do know some extremely powerful magic, I also know Draconic Magic which is impossibly powerful. I don't know the more complex/powerful spells yet, I have been building up to them. Although it is slow going.

"Really? A very prestigious position I imagine." She said. I was even more powerful than Zandalor at this point. Because he wasn't a Dragon he couldn't utilise Draconic Magic. I remember when I first beat him at the magic game. I think he almost actually killed me...

"I suppose so, many people where I'm from treat me like royalty." I said, referring to the time during and after the invasion of Aleroth by Damien when people found out I was a Dragon-Knight.

"It's because you are. All Alicorns should be royalty, it represents the unity of the races. Are you telling me you didn't know that?" Asked Princess Celestia.

"No." I admitted.

"So, back to my original question. Why are you up here and not down there with us?" She asked.

"I'm keeping watch, I'm worried. That guy back there. I killed him about a year ago, but there he was. Right there in front of me. And I killed him. Again!" I said.

"Maybe he got healed?" Asked the Princess.

"Hard to do when you're head is mounted on a pike as a warning to others." I said. Smiling at the memory.

"Oh... Oh! I see..." She said, getting nervous.

"Don't worry. I don't go around murdering innocents, only Black Ring scum." I spat.

"Oh, OK. But you see, Equestria doesn't really see any violence anymore." Said the Princess.

"There's no other way to deal with Black Ring, although once I did spare two who surrendered to me. I'm not merciless." I said.

"Ok, at least you do not harm those who surrender." She said.

"I do follow the ethical codes of war you know? My main concern is that all the Black Ring I've killed will come back."

"So?" Asked the Princess.

"Do you want over 500 Black Ring like Stone running around? He wasn't even the strongest!" I exclaimed.

"If they indeed have returned it is a matter of some concern, yes. But we will deal with it, we have you on our side after all. But for now, have a good time." She said.

"I've never had fun." I admitted.

"What?!" Came the voice of Princess Cadance.

"Huh?" I asked, turned and saw all 6 mares, Princess Cadance and Spike. Shining Armor was hanging back.

"You've never had fun?!" Asked Pinkie, blowing a kazoo in my face.

"The only fun I've ever had is when I was saving the world, defeating Black Ring... Good memories." I said.

"Please, come down, we want you there." Implored Princess Cadance.

"Fine." I relented, I knew they'd never give up. Plus I didn't want any of them to pull the cute eyes trick on me.

As we went down, another damned song started up. But I forgave this one because it was a wedding.

"Hello, everypony. Did I miss anything?" Came a voice, like Princess Celestia's it was clear and authoritative. I then saw another Princess glide down.

"Luna! Good to see you!" Exclaimed Princess Celestia, hugging her... Sister, I think? Princess Cadance did say the two rulers were Alicorn sisters.

"So, what happened then?" Chuckled blue Princess.

I will explain fully later. Oh, this is Ego Draconis. He saved our lives earlier." Introduced Princess Celestia.

"Your Highness." I bowed.

"Ah, I thank you." She held her hoof out.

"Luna, you know nopony knows what that means anymore-" Princess Celestia stopped as I kissed Princess Luna's hoof.

"Ah, it seems there is still somepony who remembers the old ways, rise good sir, and you may refer to me as Luna." She smiled.

"I'm afraid not Princess, I respect you all to much, I would like to recognise your position." I said.

"But you are also a Prince." Said Princess Celestia.

"Yes, but you are both the rulers here, I hold little to no authority here. I bow to your superiority." I said.

"I don't think you hold 'little' authority... You have a clear air of authority about you, but you don't assert it. But everypony can feel it..." Observed Princess Celestia.

"I do?" I asked when suddenly the mare known as Pinkie Pie got excited... More than usual?

"*squee* Let's get this party started!" Exclaimed Pinkie. I'm not repeating Twilight's song, I'm just not. Anyway, end of the song I was standing by the carriage that was taking the bride and groom away.

"Twilight! None of this would've been possible without you, little sis. Love ya, Twily." Said Shining Armor.

"Love you too, B.B.B.F.F." Said Twilight and they hugged. I helped Princess Cadance up onto the carriage.

"Congratulations Your Majesty." I bowed with a smile.

"Thank you." She smiled back.

"Ready to go?" Asked Shining to Princess Cadance.

"Oh! Almost forgot." Said Princess Cadance and threw a bundle of flowers.

"IT'S MINE!" Said Rarity, but I thought it flew toward me and on instinct I kicked it away.

As it flew away from Rarity, it landed in Princess Celestia's mouth, she widened her eyes and dropped it and we all laughed.

"Now this was a great wedding." Commented Twilight.

"Oh, yeah? Just wait until you see what I have planned for the bachelor party!" Exclaimed Spike and we all laughed as fireworks went off.

I decided to hit the bar and ordered their strongest beer. Your old enemies resurrecting from the dead tends to wreck your mind a little. But I figure, why not go all the way?

"Sure, just got this imported." Said the bartender and put the glass in front of me, I took it in my magic and drank it in one.

"You call this strong? Huh." I shook my head, I've brewed stronger potions than this! The ones that didn't melt the beaker that is...

"You don't think this is strong?" Asked Princess Luna, taking a seat next to me and ordering the same, wincing after drinking it. I bowed to her as I got another pint.

"No, Your Majesty." I answered, sitting back down.

"I think this is too strong!" Coughed the Princess as she finished her pint.

"Hahaha! Lightweight." I said. Princess Luna turned to me with a glaring face.

"Problem sister?" Asked Princess Celestia, I got up and bowed again.

"Yes, this stallion here thinks I'm a lightweight!" Exclaimed Princess Luna.

"Well Luna, I'm not saying you are but I could outdrink you." Said Princess Celestia as I sat back down. Again.

"As could I. In fact I could outdrink you both." I shrugged.

"You think so?" They both asked putting their muzzles close to mine.

"Mmm hmm." I answered, not answering the challenge.

"I bet 200 bits you can't outdrink me and I can outdrink both of you!" Challenged Princess Luna.

"I bet 500 bits I can do the same." Also challenged Princess Celestia.

"I bet 5000 bits I can smash you both out the park and still take down another 5 pints." I smirked.

"I'll take that bet." Said Princess Luna and ordered 50 pints.

"As will I." Princess Celestia narrowed her eyes at her sister and ordered the same.

"Very well, as long as you don't mind your kingdom going bankrupt." I shrugged.

"Hey, I'm in as well as long as I can bet 20 bits." Said Applejack and also ordered 50.

"Sure. I'll take 20 bits from you." I said with a smile and ordered mine.

"Oh yeah?" Asked Applejack.

"Me too! 50 bits." Said Rainbow.

"Sure." I smiled knowingly.

-2 hours later-

Only me and the Princesses were left after Applejack and Rainbow Dash passed out after their 43rd pint. We were on our 72nd pint and I think Luna was about to pass out.

"Looch, I'm nit soying I hate... Err... I forget what I were schaying." Slurred Luna before passing out.

"Just me and you." I said, only tipsy. I love being a Dragon-Knight. Plus I read the label, this alcohol was only 23% proof. Score!

"Yeahhh... It tis weren't it?" Slurred Princess Celestia.

"Indeed. Another?" I asked with a smirk still on my face.

"Al*hic*ways." She said and we clashed cups, in the middle of her drink, she passed out.

"Hehehe, they always lose." I said, drinking the remaining 5 pints. I knew they would lose because I once had a bet with the entire Battle Tower, for every half pint one of them drank, I would drink a full one. I was still drinking by the time they all passed out.

Of course I blacked out and in the morning I had a splitting headache and had to find a spell to get rid of it. Casting it was a bitch since I was still a bit drunk... Ok, a lot drunk.

"Wow, you just won 10070 bits!" Exclaimed Twilight, in a state of disbelief.

"Nope, I just wanted to prove I could outdrink them. This was a matter of pride." I said and got up, swaying a little. "I'm a little drunker that I thought..." I slurred a little. Almost falling over.

"What am I supposed to do with these 4?" Asked Twilight.

"Take the Princesses to bed and take your friends to wherever they're staying." I said and swayed away, with a nice buzz.

Suddenly I remembered my Dragon Stone. I got out out of sight and saw it was flashing.

"What the...?" I asked.

I used it and...

Author's Note:

Thanks for the likes everypony! You guys are awesome! But we can get more likes, I know it! Are there any groups you can put this story in that I haven't already?! Tell your friends! Come on! I feel as though I have more favorites than likes, that doesn't make any sense! Please like the story if you do like it, it means a hell of a lot! Or leave a dislike if you don't and tell me why you don't like it so I can improve! Come on, have a heart! My co-writer Marl is crying! And now he's telling me to F off! You've hurt his feelings!