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Bicyclette


The magical gay horses turned me frickin' magical-gay-horse-gay.

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Summary

Rarity has always dreamed of three things. Being at the top of the fashion game, having a full social calendar in great demand, and catching the eye of a royal. She now has all of these things, in the best way. She’s the special somepony of the most royal royal of all. Her longtime friend and Sovereign of Equestria, Princess Twilight Sparkle.

So she's happy, right?

It’s so much better than what she would have had with Applejack all those years ago.

Right?


Tags

  • Sex: Rarity’s recollections just got a little too spicy for me to not want to play it safe, but it’s pretty close to not needing the warning.
  • There are some Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics

Author’s Note

Interesting that Twilight Sparkle and Rarity are the only unpaired members of the Mane Six at the end of the show.

Right?

Also in my Equestria there is a magic-based way for mare-mare couples to have biological children. The mechanism isn’t important, and it’s not commented upon because it’s very normalized. Just so you know, in case such things confuse you.

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Comments ( 20 )
superfun #1 · 1 week ago · · 5 ·

Interesting that Twilight Sparkle and Rarity are the only unpaired members of the Mane Six at the end of the show.

Meh, I still don't consider AppleDash or FlutterCord canon. Sure they're both IMPLIED, but it's not confirmed.
The only pairing that I feel has been officially confirmed is CheesePie.

Keep telling yourself that, darling.

Thanks for the fic!

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Agreed! Seriously, there was minimal evidence supporting AppleDash being canon, and EVEN LESS supporting FlutterCord

Edit: Jeez. Tough crowd

i am sad now

thank you :pinkiesad2:

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You’re welcome!
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Good! :raritywink:

Reese #7 · 1 week ago · · ·

"Interesting that Twilight Sparkle and Rarity are the only unpaired members of the Mane Six at the end of the show.

Right?"
This has been noticed and remarked upon, I believe, yes. :D

"Just so you know, in case such things confuse you."
Well, I wasn't confused until I hit the italics on "confuse". I'm guessing there's some additional meaning I'm missing?


"from the banks of the lake to build up the tombs of their ancestors on the slopes. They daub glowfish scales on their feathers and do elaborate aerial dances to celebrate the feast days. Each village has its own, passed down from parent to child for generations. They all gather at the lake to"
Given earlier and later text, should this be talking about a river rather than a lake?
Or am I missing something?

"Real love wasn’t the hate in Applejack’s voice when she muttered to her “not in front of Apple Bloom” while hoofing at the ground, subconsciously marking her as a threat to her family."
What incident was that? I'm not recalling.

"Perhaps next, time, darling!"
Were those commas deliberate? If so, I'm afraid I'm not getting their meaning.

Well, that was... nice! I can't possibly imagine where that "Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics" warning could have come from! Yep, everything looks fine. Juuust fine...
(But less sarcastically, I did enjoy the story on this side of the screen. Characterization, worldbuilding... good as expected. :))

Thank you for writing!

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Given earlier and later text, should this be talking about a river rather than a lake?
Or am I missing something?

The lake is what will become the dam’s reservoir, but the villages extend along the banks upstream of the lake. The lake’s just a natural spot for the entire community to gather.

What incident was that? I'm not recalling.

Not based on anything in the show. Just a thing I have where Rarity and Applejack get into intense arguments and fights sometimes, but Applejack is very protective of Apple Bloom and doesn’t want her to be exposed to such things.

Were those commas deliberate? If so, I'm afraid I'm not getting their meaning.

Nope, a dang typo!

Well, that was... nice! I can't possibly imagine where that "Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics" warning could have come from! Yep, everything looks fine. Juuust fine...
(But less sarcastically, I did enjoy the story on this side of the screen. Characterization, worldbuilding... good as expected. :))

Thank you!

Decaf #9 · 1 week ago · · ·

A long time ago, I had a conversation with a friend where we talked about the nature of love. I told him that all love was inherently arbitrary. After all, meeting someone and happening to be romantically compatible with them is really just a roll of the dice, if you get right down to it. So love, like everything else in life, must be the outcome of a random number generator. There are likely so many individuals out there that someone could love and be perfectly happy with. Why is one any better than another?

I don't know if I still agree with this assessment. I mean, I still think it makes logical sense, but part of growing up has been figuring out the difference between a utilitarian worldview where all things are mechanically weighed against a cost-benefit analysis and a more romantic attitude, where feelings are important and what makes you feel good is desirable.

But in the specific instance of this story... damn, I don't know. It's not like Rarity feels nothing for Twilight, but she doesn't seem to love her like she loved Applejack. Can that be chalked up to young love? Maybe a naïve idea of what the future would bring? Or was it something more tangible that she was foolish to throw away? Maybe she simply wasn't willing to put in the effort. Maybe it wasn't right, but then how was she supposed to know what the correct decision was? Even if she made a mistake, then should it doom her forever? Or is there still a different path she could take, even after all this time?

There is only one thing I can say for certain; love is complicated.

Damn it, Bicyclette is making me think about my feelings again.

Reese #10 · 1 week ago · · ·

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Ah, thanks!
In another context, I'd suggest clarifying that in the text -- but that, here, I don't think would fit with how Twilight's telling the story, and I further get the impression that how Twilight's telling story is pretty important to the story you're telling.
(Actually, thinking on it, this might even be one of those echoes -- there are parts of the larger story where we also only get bits and pieces to build the picture out of, after all.)

Ahh, thanks. That makes sense.
It just sounded like it might be an alternate interpretation of a show scene, and I know you're not exactly averse to doing those. :)
(Though, yeah, I was also wonder where, if it was that, the link was, since you also like doing that. :))

Ah, righto!
(They do appear to still be in there, but I'm guessing you've just not had a good opportunity to make the correction yet, or are waiting for something else, or the like. I'm guessing it's meant to be "Perhaps next time, darling!", though?)

:)

The story is extremely unfocused.

As for the show’s lack of shipping: that’s stupid. The show didn’t pair anyone because there aren’t enough male/stallion characters in the show to pair with. Best to just pretend they formed a royal lesbian harem with each other.

Rarity's element of Harmony was always generosity. And here she is, giving of herself to Twilight, at the cost of herself. In a way, I think Rarity is the best, and the worst, possible companion for Twilight, because she believes in that fundamental inequality between them. No way Rainbow Dash, for example, would ever stop seeing Twi as the egghead unicorn of old, only now with awesome wings and a crown.

Extremely well-written, once again, and a beautiful example of those Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics. :duck:

This is great, I love the portrayal of Rarity's inner suffering and the way she forces it down. Twilights denial of the present is wonderfully sinister and makes me think that she will not handle the rest of eternity very well.

I’m curious as to what you meant by sovereigns not having equals or spouses here. I highly doubt that there’s a law forbidding Twilight from marrying and Rarity seems to be taking what attention she does have pretty well. Could you explain that a bit more?

Out of all possible pairings I always likes RariTwi the most but honestly none of the girls ever gave off the vibe they were going to pair up. Rarity generally chased stallions with only the Equestria Girls trying for the Applejack-Rarity pairing. And even that seemed somewhat forced after the first time.

B_Munro #16 · 6 days ago · · 1 ·

Besides the relationship problems, it seems Twilight really hates being ruler of Equestria.

(The fans were right back in 2013! Alicorn Twilight was a mistake! We have lived and fought in vain! :raritydespair: :rainbowlaugh: )

Back to the Griffith Isles or Abyssinia or Farasi or even to the h—

Well, that's an intriguing cutoff...

In any case, wow. This one hits incredibly hard. The question is how often Twilight asks Rarity to indulge this nostalgia. How often Rarity has to swallow her distaste and do all of this for the one she loves. How long until the disparity between the two and the despair burdening Twilight shatter the relationship.

Seriously, I could all but hear the clock ticking. This is not a healthy relationship by any measure. Twilight really needs some advice from her sister-in-law, but even Cadence doesn't have to destroy entire cultures for the good of the country. This is an incredibly potent prelude to a tragedy... or I'm being pessimistic. I suppose they'll find out in time. Regardless, excellent work in portraying the dysfunction. Thank you for it.

Jesus.





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Twilight was better before she got wings!

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