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Twilight Gets a Puppy, Season 3 - TDR



A hidden empire, even worse dating advice, bad apples, witch wolves, and the return of chaos all in Season 3 of Twilight Gets a Puppy

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Apple family Rheita Chapter 1

Twilight gets a Puppy
Season 3
By TDR

Apple family Rheita,
Chapter 1

[Sweet Apple Acres, main house. ]

“Are you sure you want me to help with this... this is fairly big...” Twilight sighed looking over the letters scattered over the kitchen table. She was still having some doubts about being considered 'family' enough to help with this.

“Eeyup.” Big Mac countered with a smile.

“Ooh, lots tah do. It's been a while, and Granny's a little bit rustier in tha giddiup since tha last reunion.” Granny Smith chuckled.

Twilight blinked and looked to Applejack for a translation, though the orange mare shrugged.

“It's fine Granny yah might be a bit old, but yer feisty and full a spark as ever...” Applejack offered only for Granny Smith to slap her fore hooves on the table, forcing herself up so that she could lean over it and give Applejack the gimlet eye.

“Who you calling old!?!” Granny nearly growled.

Twilight's eyes went wide as she leaned back in her chair away from the pair, she spared a look to Big Mac and saw he was doing much the same to stay out of the mare's line of sight.

“What I mean is, why don't you let me an Twi here deal with tha preparations an everything .. Then all yah need to worry about is enjoying yerself.” Applejack quickly placated. ”She's a wiz at checklists organization an stuff an ah ken keep her informed of what she needs tah know.”

“They'll be checklists?” Twilight said hopefully.

“Uhh, sure Twi...” Applejack blinked looking at her now grinning friend.

“Hmmmmm” Granny pondered. “Alright youngins, yah got yerself a deal. You're in charge this time.”

“Not to interrupt, but didn't you all just have a family reunion when I showed up to Ponyville the first time?” Twilight asked. “That wasn't that long ago.”

“That? Nah that weren't no reunion. That was a buncha vistin family who popped by tah see Celestia raise tha sun from Ponyville fer tha celebration.” Granny offered with a cackle. “ Woooooo did they git them self a few stories to tell there. Bet they ain't ever seen anything like that afore.”

“Hopefully we won't again.” Spike added from near Applebloom at the other end of the table. The idea that Princess Celestia had other time lost villains around or perhaps seven evil exs left to defeat was left unsaid, but not unacknowledged by the ones at the table.

“Great. So what ken yah tell us about what were gonna need and we ken get to it.” Applejack smiled.

“Ah ken do better than that, ah ken show yah.” Granny smiled wickedly.

Big Mac's eyes widened at that grin and he quickly excused himself from the table. That sort of grin meant only one thing, Granny was busting out the photo albums. He had never been able to get a hold of them without Granny present to remove some of his more embarrassing foal hood, and school pictures. At this point he was better off hiding in the fields for a few hours, particularly with Twilight here.

Maybe Granny would focus on what was asked and not any of the old stories.

Nah he wasn't that lucky.

“Hey Spike.. Where's Rahs at any way?” Applebloom asked as they followed their sisters and Granny into the living room.

“Hmm, oh. Shining asked him to come back to the Empire for a little while to see if he could do something with a couple of things they found. He's kinda in high demanded as a magic garbage disposal.” Spike offered. “ Of course he's gonna play it up like he saved the Empire a second time when he gets back.”

“Drama Dog?” Applebloom smirked.

“Eeyup.” Spike grinned as Applebloom giggled.

[ Crystal Empire, Crystal Palace]

Rahs raised an eyebrow staring at Shining Armor.

Shining Armor was grinning like a fool as he stared at one of his younger brothers.

Cadence sat there looking completely confused.

The trio were seated at a still rather sparsely furnished sitting room on various couches. The room was rather small, though they had opened a door leading to a small balcony to let the cooler evening air keep the room from getting too warm. Seeing the sun set over the mountains from the balcony had been a fantastic view too.

Breaking the artifacts found hadn't taken anything for Rahs, and he was getting used to the taste of black coffee that was Solomon's magic. He wasn't fond of it, but he could deal with it better than Chrysalis'.

“Woof?” Rahs asked again, glaring at Shining.

“Hey it's not my fault they chose that name. We just let them build the statue.” Shining grinned, practically bouncing in his chair.” No idea why they picked 'great and powerful' after that face plant you did .”

“BORK!” Rahs snapped.

“Watch it now, she's your mother too.” Shining returned still grinning.

“I'm missing something here.” Cadence blinked.” Do … do you actually understand what he's saying?”

“Yes!!” Shining smirked wider with a shout.” After twenty years I can finally understand what this idiot is saying!”

Rahs responded with a well used griffonese gesture towards his older brother.

“Yes well even I understood that.” Cadence rolled her eyes. “But why?”

“Eh Twily could explain the science of it, but with all the magic being thrown back and forth when we saved the Empire it probably opened the link between us to the levels Twi and Spike have.”

“And just like that you can understand him?” Cadence blinked.

“I know right... he's done that barking thing for so long, I keep forgetting what he really sounds like.” Shining Grinned as Rahs sighed leaning back in his chair, he was going to have to cut down on insulting his big brother to his face without him knowing now.

“I've been meaning to ask about that. Cadence frowned. “I've heard Rahs speak normally, why does he bark?”

“Woof.”Rahs frowned.

“Yes we know you're right there.” Shining Waved a hoof still elated at the development.” As for the barking thing , basically he just....what is that?”

Shining paused his ears perking as they three of them looked around hearing music coming from somewhere.

“...but which ever way I go... I come back to the place you are......”

Getting up from the couches the three of them look around ears perked before they make their way to the open door and out onto the short balcony hearing the music grow louder.

“All my instincts , they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn.
Without a noise, without my pride.
I reach out from the inside......”

Shining Armor, Cadence, and Rahs all stare down off the balcony at a figure standing before a blue cart on the road below.

The black carapaced figure was half hidden in a brown trench coat. It was standing on it's back legs and holding a large box over it's head. The trio recognized it as an old crystal 'boom' box that had been all the rage when Shining was in school.

The figure was holding completely still and was letting the music blare up to the balcony where the three stood.

“In your eyes....
the light, the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes.....”

“By my aunt's cake filled gut.... is that...... “ Cadence covered her face with her hoof.” She isn't......”

“Is that Palomino Gabriel?” Shining asked blankly his ears twitching at the music.

Rahs held up a score card with a 7 on it.

Chrysalis smirked.

Author's Note:

I could not stop laughing at that last scene as i wrote it. Clearly something is wrong with me.

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