• Published 4th Apr 2021
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A Secret Admirer - 1jckuhn

The Mane Six, Starlight Glimmer, the CMC, Gabby, and Smolder are all getting multiple love letters and gifts from an anonymous person and they're determind to find out who it is, but they're in for a shock when they finally unmask them.

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Chapter I: Prologue


"Another one," Twilight grumbled as she threw the envelope on the table.

The thing she was referring to was one of the many love letters she had been receiving over the last three months. It wasn't just her either. Rarity, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Starlight Glimmer, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Smolder, and even Gabby had gotten all kinds of love letters and love poems from an unknown person proclaiming how much they loved all of them. Occasionally, they were all given small gifts such as a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates or, in Smolder's case, a pile of her favorite gemstones. Don't get them wrong, they were flattered at the kind gestures, but it was getting a little annoying getting something from someone who refused to reveal themselves. The return address on all the love letters, poems, and/or gifts was either bogus or was missing entirely, so none of them could have any idea where they came from.

Spike walked into the map room and saw the letter on the table.

"Again?" he groaned. "This is getting out of hand. Doesn't this dude or girl have anything better to do for their time?"

Then the other Element Bearers and Starlight Glimmer walked in, and they threw their envelopes on the table.

"I really wish we knew who keeps doing this," Starlight said. "At some they have to reveal themselves and the reasons why they like us all so much."

"Quite right, dear," Rarity agreed. "Don't they know that I've already got an admirer?"

She looked at Spike and batted her eyelashes making the little Dragon blush furiously.

"Besides," Rarity continued. "They can't stay anonymous forever."

"I-I'm quite flattered, that someone would go this far to say that they like me so much," Fluttershy said, her face also blushing bright red.

Rainbow Dash smirked. She had an idea.

"Hey, you girls thinking what I'm thinking?" she asked.

"Ooh, is it playing, "I spy with my little eye"?" Pinkie asked.

Rainbow facehoofed.

"No, it's--"

"Ooh, is it "guess what Dashie's thinking"? I'll go first. Um, you're thinking about trying to make this secret admirer reveal themselves," Pinkie guessed.

Rainbow went from annoyed to shocked.

"H-How...d-did--," she sputtered.

"Silly, my Pinkie Sense was tingling, and it told me that you wanted to know who the secret admirer was so you could finally return the favor to them," Pinkie said as if it was normal that she could read minds.

"That's Pinkie for you," Applejack smiled. "Unpredictable, but still lovable."

"Yep," Pinkie chirped, popping out of nowhere behind Applejack.

Applejack yelped out in surprise before chuckling. Everyone else got a little chuckle out of Pinkie being Pinkie.

"Anyway, getting back on track here," Rainbow said. "I want whoever keeps doing this revealed so we can get to the bottom of why they're all so infatuated with us, and maybe we can take them on a date or two with all of us. It's not just the seven of us, either. Scootaloo is also talking to me about how she keeps getting love letters and gifts as well. The gifts are usually her favorite snacks or candy. She's flattered someone would do this to show that they love her, but she, as well as the other Crusaders, have their eyes on someone else."

"Sweetie Belle was also talking about getting the same things, Rainbow," Rarity said.

"Same with Apple Bloom," Applejack added.

"Smolder came to me with the same topic just yesterday," Twilight added. "She said that although she's flattered as well with all the kind words, she already has her eyes set on someone else too, but she didn't say who it was."

"My pen-pal Gabby has also written me saying how she's gotten love letters similar to yours," Spike put in.

Starlight pondered the new details in the secret admirer fiasco for a second before speaking up.

"You don't think that they're connected to our love letters, do you?" she wondered.

"U-Um, it could be," Fluttershy answered in her usual meek tone.

"Personally, I don't mind my love letters and gifts, but I do want to reveal whoever keeps doing this so Sweetie can find out who her anonymous lover is," Rarity said.

"Same here," Applejack and Rainbow Dash said simultaneously.

"Well, that settles it," Twilight announced. "We're going to unmask this admirer and we're going to get to the bottom of this. Who's with me?"

Everyone else raised their hooves.

"Ooooh!" Pinkie squealed. "This is gonna be the most exciting mystery we've ever solved!"

Twilight turned to Spike.

"Spike, would you like to help out, too?" she asked.

"Uh, thanks for the offer, Twilight, but I'm going to have to pass on that one," Spike replied. He fidgeted slightly and looked a bit nervous. "I offered to help the Cakes with the twins today and I need to be at Sugarcube Corner in an hour."

For the past couple of months, Spike had offered to help many ponies around Canterlot in exchange for bits. He had managed to gain quite a pile of money from it.

"Oh, okay," Twilight said. The others and she took notice of Spike's behavior, but decided to ignore it. She turned to her friends. "So, any ideas?"

"We could maybe ask around town and see if anyone saw this mysterious lovesick creature and we could get a physical description of them," Starlight suggested.

"That's a great idea, Starlight," Twilight said. "Why don't we try that?"

"I'll go asking around town. After all, I am the fastest flyer in all of Equestria," Rainbow Dash boasted. "I can go through the whole town of Ponyville in ten seconds flat. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but still, I can be pretty fast about asking everyone if they've seen anything relating to this mysterious creature."

"Alright," Applejack said. "Come to us immediately if you've found anything."

"You can count on me, Applejack," Rainbow Dash said.

With that said, Rainbow Dash turned to the door, bolted down the hallway and flew out the door.