• Published 28th Jul 2019
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Romantic Mischief - TheHardie-Boy

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Just a liiiiiiiiitle too far, don’t you think?

I don’t know why, but I have been looking forward to this night for a while now...and by a while, I mean one whole day. Nothing really special was going on, I was just about to spend the night cuddling with Twilight as per usual. But something just told me this time was going to be extra special.

Anyhow, I climbed into bed, and Twilight quickly joined me. Ever since the meeting with her parents went...let’s just say ‘south’, we both felt a lot closer, more than ever, in fact.

She eagerly pushed herself against my body, and I wrapped my arm around her. She gave me a small peck on the cheek and settled next to me.

“Goodnight, Jake. I love you,” Twilight whispered.

“Hold on, I wanna talk for a minute,” I said, resting my palm on her cheek.

She looked up at me with those big, violet eyes. “About what?”

“Well, don’t you feel like our cuddle sessions have been...better since I met your parents?” I asked.

“Umm...I guess,” Twilight admitted.

“Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with it. I’ve just been thinking about it for a while,” I said.

She tilted her head in thought. I don’t know why, but I always thought her thinking face was cute.

“I guess it’s because even though my parents don’t approve of you, I love you more than anything, and I would stand up to anypony for you,” she said.

This brought a huge smile to my face, and I could almost feel myself tearing up. “R-Really? You love me that much?”

Twilight simply nodded. “Of course!”

I allowed tears to fall down my cheeks as I rolled over to take Twilight in an even bigger hug. “Oh...I love you too. Even now, I just still can’t believe someone as amazing as you would fall in love with a hunk like me.”

Twilight moved her head up to face mine. Then, she suddenly held her lips against mine as we shared a passionate kiss. It felt like hours, though I’m not complaining, before she pulled away with tears in her eyes as well.

“Jake, don’t you ever think down about yourself. You are an amazing person, friend, and lover. I wouldn’t trade you for anything,” she said, her smile wide as ever.

We shared another passionate kiss...until she literally yawned in the middle of it. I snickered as she blushed with embarrassment.

“Alright, I can tell you’ve had a long day, so let’s settle down and enjoy this moment,” I said as I moved into a position more comfortable for sleeping. She rested her head on my chest, and we both slowly fell to sleep.

The next morning, I woke up to a particularly loud snort. I shot my eyes open as Starlight slowly woke herself up.

Now, I’m a huge Jeff Foxworthy fan, so I had memorized a lot of his jokes. So, as Starlight woke herself up, one joke in particular came to mind.

”Fact of life: If you wake yourself up with a snore...the first thing you do is look around to see who’s laughin’ at ya’.”

Sure enough, Starlight darted her gaze every which way, until her eyes rested in me. I, for one, was laughing so hard and so quiet that my head actually felt like it was going to burst.

Starlight blushed furiously, put on one of her trademark nervous smiles, and rested her head back on my chest.

As my laughing became a bit more...audible, I felt the annoyance coming from the unicorn on my chest. I gently rubbed her mane, still laughing. “I love you. I’m sorry.”

Starlight let out a sigh. “It’s fine.”

It took me a minute to calm down before I pulled up Starlight’s chin to make her look at me. “Look, I’m sorry I’m laughing at you...it’s just a small joke where I come from. I would’ve done the same with literally anypony else, even...” I trailed off.

“‘Even’ who?” Starlight asked.

“Twilight.” I then came to a conclusion. “Wasn’t I cuddling with Twilight last night?”

“What? No, you cuddled with her two nights ago for the second night in a row, so she agreed let me cuddle with you for two nights,” Starlight answered.

I rapid-fire blinked in conclusion. “W-What?”

“Oh come on! You were there when we made the deal!” Starlight countered.

She was right. Twilight had cuddled with me for two nights in a row, but there were a few things Starlight was missing. When the deal was made, Twilight convinced Starlight to let her cuddle with me for one more night in return for me getting to cuddle with Starlight for an extra night.

“That was yesterday, and my extra night with Twilight was last night.”

“No, that was two nights ago,” Starlight countered, becoming a little annoyed.

“I-I don’t remember that,” I said.

“Oh, I think I know what’s going on. Yesterday was pretty dull, so you probably don’t remember a whole lot that happened, including last night. Happens to me all the time,” Starlight assured.

“I don’t know.”

“Come on, let’s just get up and have a great day, so you can actually remember it,” Starlight said, playfully poking my shoulder.

“A-Alright, I guess,” I said.

With that, we both went to have breakfast.

After breakfast, Jake went over to Sweet Apple Acres, leaving Twilight and Starlight alone for a friendship lesson.

“So...” Twilight said, interrupting the lesson. “Did it work?”

Starlight put on a tiny smirk. “You bet. Same thing again?”

“Alright, as long as this doesn’t go too far.”

I lifted the covers, so Starlight could wiggle up next to me. While Twilight enjoyed sleeping at face-level with me, Starlight preferred to wrap her forehooves around my stomach, so I had easy access to pet her mane.

“Hey, Starlight, still awake?” I asked gently.

“Mmmm...mhm,” she hummed.

“Have...have you ever considered me meeting your family?” I asked.

She looked up at me. “Are you sure? Twilight told me how much of a disaster meeting her parents was.”

“I know, but don’t you at least want them to know that you’re...dating?”

“I guess *yawn*, but can we talk about this in the morning? I’m exhausted,” Starlight said.

I giggled. Today was a really long day. After meeting up with the Cutie Mark(ed) Crusaders, Starlight and I had the times of our lives.

“Of course. I love you,” I said, planting a kiss on her head.

“Love you too,” she said, closing her eyes.

The next morning, the sun didn’t shine directly into my eye, but it bounced off the wall, and the glint caught my eye. Talk about bad luck.

I groaned and sat up, waking up Twilight.

“Morning, Jake,” she said.

“Morning, Twi. You really need some better...curtains,” I trailed off again.

“Everything alright?”

“Am I going crazy?” I asked sternly.

Twilight snickered. “What are you talking about?”

“I could’ve sworn I went to bed with Starlight last night!” I yelled.

Twilight furrowed her brow and tilted her head in confusion. “What? You two aren’t gonna cuddle ‘till tonight.”

“Wha-That’s exactly what she said!”

“Are you feeling alright, Jake?” Twilight asked with seemingly genuine concern.

“I DON’T KNOW!” I yelled as I stormed out of the room. “Don’t you dare follow me!”

On my way to the library, I ran into Starlight.

“Is everything okay? I heard yelling,” she said.

“Tell me, when did Twilight convince you to let us cuddle for one more night?!” I asked.

Starlight flinched from my volume. “Umm, that was yesterday. We were gonna cuddle tonight...but I guess if you don’t want-“

I cut her off with a groan. “What is going on with you two?! First, I somehow wake up with you, and you say I had a boring day and forgot about it. Then, I wake up with Twilight, and she says that never happened! I swear, if this is some sort of time spell gone wrong!”

Starlight suddenly looked as if she were about to cry. “J-Jake, I-I would never d-do such a thing.”

Seeing her expression made me calm down a little. “Sorry, it’s just...ugh! I’m gonna go clear my head. Is it alright if we postpone our cuddles until tomorrow?”

Starlight blinked a few times before slightly nodding. She still looked a little down, so I gave her a quick hug. Right before I let go, I gave her a quick kiss, just for good measure.

I stood back up and made my way toward my room.

Starlight looked down the hall Jake just went down.

“We’re going just a little too far, don’t you think?” asked Twilight, joining her student.

“Yeah, I think we’ve officially crossed the line,” Starlight agreed.

“Think we should tell him?” Twilight asked.

“Definitely,” Starlight answered. “But I have a good idea for how to do it.”

The day went by rather slow. I was so confused, I only left my room a total of three times. Twice to go to the bathroom, and once to go eat. I tried explaining my dilemma to Spike, but he wasn’t much help.

Surprisingly, I started to tire out pretty early in the day. I’ve never been lazy, and I didn’t exactly do much, but I just felt...tired. Not really caring, I fell asleep.

A few hours later, I woke up on my side. There was something directly in front of me, and something else directly behind me. I blinked a few times and realized I was spooning Starlight, while simultaneously being spooned by Twilight, who was behind me. I had my arms around Starlight, and Twilight had her hooves around me.

That is...until I shot out of bed.

“SERIOUSLY?!” I shouted at the top of my lungs.

Both of my marefriends caught air out of surprise, and looked directly at me.

“W-What’s wrong?” asked Twilight.

“I know for a FACT that I fell asleep without either of you here!” I bellowed.

Twilight and Starlight looked at me with confusion...until they looked at each other, giggling.

“What the hay is going on here?!” I shouted.

The both broke out laughing and looked at me.

“S-Sorry, Ja-hake. We’ve been messing with you the entire time,” said Twilight.

“We planned the entire thing out,” Starlight added.

I panted a few times. “...WHAT?!”

“Here us out! We came up with the idea a few days ago. When you fell asleep cuddling Twilight, we moved you to my room to make it look like you were cuddling me instead. Then, we did the same thing yesterday and moved you to Twilight’s room. Finally, we decided to break it to you by double cuddling you,” Starlight said, still laughing.

“We made sure everything was the exact same by the time you woke up. What position we were in, the way you were sleeping, down to every wrinkle in the bed sheets,” Twilight added.

I started to calm down a little. “Wha-Bu-but...ho-how did I not wake up when you were moving me?”

“We cast a sleeping spell on you, so you wouldn’t feel a thing,” Twilight explained.

“S-Sorry for making you think you were going crazy,” Starlight added, calming down as well.

“S-So, that whole thing, acting oblivious and almost crying...that was just an act?” I asked.

“Well...being oblivious was an act...but to be honest, the time spell accusation really did strike a nerve,” Starlight answered. “But it’s fine. It was totally worth it!”

I took a minute to process everything they told me. After I went through it a few times, I started to break down and laugh. “Heh, eheh, haha, AHA HA!”

All three of us spent the next couple minutes laughing it off.

“You two...are geniuses,” I said, catching my breath.

“Thanks,” said Twilight.

I sat in between them on the bed. Suddenly, I came up with a way to get back at them.

“So...which one of you came up with this prank?” I asked slyly.

“It was my idea,” Twilight admitted, not realizing her mistake.

I tuned my entire body to face her. I felt Starlight backing away from me.

Twilight looked at me with confusion. “What are you-“

I cut her off by tackling her onto her back and digging my fingers into her sides. She started squealing and squirming adorably.

There was just something about seeing her smile and hearing her laugh that warmed my heart. But now wasn’t the time to think about that. I had to get even.

I continued my assault of tickles on her as she tried to get me off of her. I used one hand to tickle her side, just below her wing, and my other hand to tickle her neck. She tried to scrunch her neck up, but I just switched to the middle.

“JAKE! HAHA! STOP, PLEASE. I’M AHHH! I’M SORRY!” Twilight screamed.

“Not until I say so!” I yelled back.

Twilight continued to squeal and fight me, while Starlight just watched, giggling to herself.

I suddenly got the idea to grab onto one of her hooves and dug my fingers into that. Her eyes widened, and her screams intensified.

“NO FAIR! AHH! IT’S TWO AGAINST ONE!” Twilight yelled.

I looked behind me to see Starlight was holding Twilight’s back hooves and running a feather across them. I turned back to Twilight and focused on her neck.

“Are you ever gonna mess with me again?” I asked.


“Are you gonna be a good little filly?” I asked.


I upped the ante as Starlight tickled her hooves with two feather now.

“Are you gonna be a good little filly?” I repeated.




“‘Yes’ what?”


I let go and got off of her, shooing away Starlight feathers. Twilight simply lay there with her hooves in the air, giggling like an infant.

I looked over to Starlight, who was still giggling as well.

“Oh? Do you want some?” I threatened, poking her sides.

“No! Get away! Not again!” she said, stumbling away from me.

I stood up and ran after her a little, even landing a tickle on her sides before she bolted out the door, screaming.

I went back to Twilight, who still lay on the floor, giggling. To my surprise, she hadn’t wet herself from how much she was laughing. I heaved her up onto the bed and got next to her under the covers.

“Let’s cuddle for real this time,” I said, giving her a kiss which she eagerly, passionately returned. For almost the rest of the day, we lay there in each other’s embrace.

Author's Note:

Hey guys,
I’ve had this prank in mind ever since the first chapter. Tell me what you thought in the comments