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This story is a sequel to Our Illusion

Princess Rarity thought her life to be perfect. Leisurely days in the castle, friends all around, and the most lovingly lovely bodyguard she could ever ask for.

However, when tragedy strikes, she and her beloved must face the fact that sooner or later, whether they want to or not, all little princesses must one day become queens.

Part of the Bodyguard!AU Series, based on Earthsong9405's AU where Twilight is the bodyguard to a "Princess/Queen Rarity". Prior knowledge of the AU is HIGHLY recommended. // Cover art byidrawraritwi/lilfunkman.

Chapters (2)
Comments ( 95 )

I enjoyed the first chapter, and am greatly looking forward to reading more of this. Thank you for writing.

Comment posted by NebulaNyx deleted Dec 18th, 2018

I've been looking forward to this. I love this AU.

Comment posted by NebulaNyx deleted Dec 18th, 2018

While it opens like a tragedy, I'm happy to see the romance and adventure tag,

I've always loved your writing, whatever it is, and you never disappoint. Thanks, Mono!

the last ever installment of my take on the Bodyguard!AU.

The last ever? NOOOOOOOOOO!!! :raritydespair:
Well, it's wonderful as everything you write, Mono. This will be a harrowing tale, I'm sure, one that will grip our hearts and tug at our souls. And we will be here for the journey, with you.
I'd love to see some indication that the king knows and at least doesn't disapprove of their relationship. That he knows Twilight will be an excellent Queen Consort, that their love is true and it will find a way. Even if in his death bed :fluttercry:

It's also awesome you're taking that step, even if it saddens me to know we shall have no more RariTwi from you once this and TEK end, it seems. I just know whatever romance you publish will be just as excellent. Please, do tell us when you do publish, yes? :twilightsmile:

Oh yes, it's been a while, hasn't it? Nice to see more Princess Rarity AU stories

Oh, how I've missed Princess Rarity. She's an absolute delight to read, as is Twilight.

It'll be sad to see this AU come to an end, but I have no doubt that you'll give it a worthy sendoff.

*fukkin hammers those like and track buttons.*

All stories have to end, sooner or later, despite us wishing they didn't.

It's great to know that this one's end is in wonderful hands. I'm eagerly waiting for it and the first chapter makes grand promises.

This one heck of a beginning of the end. (And, as far as Rarity's reign is considered, the end of the beginning.) Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.

...Wait. A winter that won't lift. Her father is dying.

You cheeky bastard, is this a setup to the first Hearthswarming with Princess (Rarity) Platinum?!?

(Almost certainly not, but it would be hilarious/awesome if it was)

I'm still sorry that your legendary Raritwy career is coming to an end. You'd better tell us when you put out something else so we can shower you with the praise and/or riches you so justly deserve.

Saw the title
'Wait, this seems familiar'

Saw the cover art

Saw the description
'This is the thing! :D ... This is the thing D: noooo'

Pretty much summed up the 10 seconds it took to click this story

I remember reading the draft of this, I think. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat then, same as I am now.

This better not tear out my heartstrings I swear to God. But knowing who the author is, I should start preparing for emotional devastation early.

This AU has played a large role in my growth as a writer, and as I transition out of fanfic and into original content, it's only fitting bodyguard!AU is given a BANGING SEND-OFF in the shape of a probably 50k multichapter.

HA! That’s funny, Mono! You know as well as I do that fifty years from now, long after the show has ended, you’ll still be writing RariTwi stories, even as your grandchildren ask “What’s ‘My Little Pony’ and what’s a ‘RariTwi?’”

and so the story contounes... and possible ends? QwQ

I am already investing in some tissues when some inconsiderate ninjas start chopping onions

200% Sass Rarity is hilarious as always.

So based on the previous stories, especially The Princess's Gift I'm guessing that Rarity and Twilight go to the temple on Mount Caelum in order to meet the goddesses Celestia and Luna, and ask them for a way to cure the king.

Comment posted by Kind of Brony deleted Dec 19th, 2018

So, the time has come already? Ah, the cruelty of fate.

Why does this remind me of The Lion King?

Applejack whistled, looking up at the sky. “These winds make ponies see mighty strange things, Your Highness.”

Somehow, my mind managed to think that windigoes were involved before realizing that the line referred to Fluttershy.

Me too. The fact that Rarity is a princess and Twilight a bodyguard is an obvious giveaway.

... Death is unpleasant. Very much so. It's the end, the ultimate end. One that nothing and nobody can fight. It's the one fight that no matter how much you struggle, you can't win. But, because someone's dead, doesn't mean they're gone. Nobody is ever truly gone so long as they are remembered. Memory is powerful. The written word holds a kind of magic no other medium does. Because in the end, history started with the written word, and when the written word is gone, so will history end. King Platinum's death is going to hurt. It's going to hurt like hell. But no matter how much you may rage at the infinite universe, nothing will bring him back. So, when you have grieved, when your tears dry and you can finally smile again, remember the good times. Because a being's life on Earth is limited, but memory, is eternal.

I'm thrilled to finally see the start of this adventure after your blogs teased it so much. Though, aren't Celly and Luna gonna be in the tags? Wouldn't this be the one story where they appear in this AU?

“...all little princesses must one day become queens.”

Not Princesss Diana.

I never said they were going to make an appearance though

Also yeeeeeee I’m excited for it

*Pulls out the trackhammer.*




Are you, by chance, a Smi77y fan?

Finally got around to reading this. Great start to this story, with interesting themes regarding Rarity's generosity and how Twilight and Rarity view each other being explored.

If you hadn't said before that you're avoiding Tangled: the Series until after you're done writing MLP fanfics, I would have thought you were referencing the "Queen for a Day" special here, with the massive blizzard and the princess having to take charge.

-nods slowly- Great start, as with your other stories you protray an amazing guard Twilight and I am sure many agree a perfect example of a princess Rarity. I await more of your story with baited breath and from one solider to another... Twilight guard your charge well... :rainbowdetermined2:

I've always enjoyed this storyline. It's a shame this is the end.


One that nothing and nobody can fight. It's the one fight that no matter how much you struggle, you can't win.

>Robot skeleton kicks down door<

I can't wait to see more. I've loved your stories up until now and that shows no indication of changing.

I love it. I’m super hype to see how this plays out.

Believe me or not, but I put the translation of the fic only today and people already asking for another chapter.

Felt like a sucker punch too the gut. Good stuff in the saddest of ways


Edit: press f to pay respects for dead and cancelled fics.

“Because only by knowing the laws like the back of your hoof can you properly break them.”

gasps ooooh he knows!!!!! I mean, I noticed him knowing last chapter but HE KNOOOOOWWWS

“No,” Twilight shouted back before turning around. “Absolutely not.”

The most Twilightish answer to ever be Twilighted

“If you loved me,” she said, “you’d do it.”

That's cheating Rarity and you know it

“No,” she said, starting to walk. “I prefer the storm.”

I let go of a breath I didn't know I was holding


Mono, when I was reading the Bodyguard AU and read The Princess' Gift, when I arrived to this story we have in front of us right now, trust me, I noticed.
And I bow to your storytelling. You know that.


T,T this a sad chapter

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