Daring DONE!

by Aragon

First published

Rainbow Dash finds out that Twilight's mom is the author of the Daring Do saga. Things escalate quickly from there.

Rainbow Dash finds out that Twilight's mother is the real identity of Silky Dusk, the author of the Daring Do books.

Excited by her discovery, she writes a fan letter.

Things only go downhill from there.

(Written before Daring Don't)


Proofread by RainbowDashie1001.

(Russian translation courtesy of Korryamber)

(Audio reading by KhaosSparkz)
(Audio reading by Ironwolf)
(Audio reading by Landon)

I should have written encyclopedias instead!

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Dear Miss Twilight’s Mom,





OH MY GOSH, I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START! So, so Twilight (your daughter, you know), who is one of my bestest friends in the world -no, she’s my BEST friend in the world, so you’re reading the words of your daughter’s best friend, which is totally cool, right? Like, you know me and I know you and we get along pretty well, right? Well, ok, we didn’t really talk at the royal wedding or at Twilight’s crowning, but we did say hello and all that, right? Right?



Oh, sorry, I got sidetracked. So, Twilight (again: bestest friend) got a liiiittle drunk today. Like, not really drunk because we both know that Twilight is awesome and she doesn’t drink at all. Unless you’re cool with it. In which case I guess she drinks a little. Anyway, it doesn’t matter! The thing is that I went to Twilight’s house today because I wanted to borrow a book from the library (A DARING DO BOOK, BECAUSE THEY’RE MY FAVORITE AND THEY’RE THE BEST BOOKS EVER) and then Twilight and me decided to taste some cider that Applejack had brought there (you should try it, it’s very good! Daring Do should drink a lot of cider. I think it suits her character) and then Twilight got a little drunk. I think I already said that.



So we started to talk, and then we started to talk about Daring Do (because SHE’S SO AWESOME OH MY GOSH) and then, and then Twilight said that it was totally a secret, but that YOU ARE SILKY DUSK.

SHE TOLD ME THAT YOU ARE DARING DO’S AUTHOR!



I can’t believe I know one of my heroes! Being honest, part of me hoped that you were a Wonderbolt, because that would have been super awesome, but who cares? YOU ARE DARING DO’S AUTHOR.



OH MY GOSH I TOTALLY NEED TO SEE YOU AND ASK YOU ABOUT THE SERIES, I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS! And it all makes sense now! Twilight is the one who recommended the books to me in the first place (isn’t she cool?) and there are a lot of subtle hints in the stories! Like, I knew there was something fishy in the scene where Daring Do starts thinking about the Temple of the Sparkling Twilight, and now I think I get why it is called like that!



And, and I don’t know what else to say! I’m your biggest fan, Miss Twilight’s Mom! I own ALL OF YOUR BOOKS! Well, not exactly because I prefer borrowing them from your daughter, but that’s even BETTER, right? Could you please sign me an autograph? Or dedicate me a book? Ah, and I’ve been writing a fanfic about Daring Do, you need to read it when it’s over! I’ll take a couple days off from my job so I can concentrate on it better!



OH MY GOSH I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE I KNOW DARING DO’S AUTHOR!



Always your biggest fan,

Rainbow Dash



P.S: Spike here. Sorry for all the caps. She wanted me to “make sure you got all the EMOTION in her words."


Dear Rainbow Dash,



I’m very glad you like my books, it means a lot to me. And yes, my daughter is quite the wonderful filly. Please don’t tell anypony that I am Silky Dusk. I don’t want to be famous, that’s the reason why I use a nom de plume after all.



With regards,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Daughter,



Ok, Twilight. You’re the leader of the Elements of Harmony, and I’m very proud of you. You’re a princess too, which is also nice. And you have always been very good in your studies. Every parent would love that.



However, you had the ONE AND ONLY RULE that I forced upon you, and that was NEVER, and I repeat NEVER telling anypony that I was the writer of the Daring Do novels! I swear to Celestia that this family already has too much fame, with both you and your brother being royalty now. Me being a celebrity is the last thing we want, so make sure your friend doesn’t let the news spread around. Also what’s that thing about the cider? Young filly, I don’t want to hear about you being drunk ever again! You know what happened to your uncle!



With love, although very pissed off,

Mom



P.S: I still haven’t finished the chapter I’m working on right now, but as soon as I do it I’ll send it to you via Spike so you can proofread it. Try not to drink too much while you’re at it, you might end up showing it to your neighbours.


Dear Mom,



I’m sorry! I’m really, really, really sorry! I didn’t want to say a word, promise! It’s just that Rainbow is a very good friend, and she really loves your books, and… well, the cider was pretty strong that night I guess. The thing is: I never wanted to reveal your secret, and I’m sure that Rainbow Dash will behave and won’t say a word about you. I made her Pinkie Pie promise me that, and trust me: that means serious business.



About the cider: Please, Mom, I’m an adult now. Plus, Uncle Claret had a wine-drinking cutie mark, his fate was more or less a given. Don’t worry, I will not become like him.



Signed,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Twilight’s Mom,



Soooo Twilight told me that I should never say anything about you being the author because you don’t want to be famous. I don’t really understand that, but I can keep a secret! I never told anypony that Twilight likes to drink a couple sips of wine every night, right? Well, I guess I just told you that (and Spike) but it doesn’t count. You’re her mother, so you had to know it already.



Also, I’ve been working on my fanfic about Daring Do a lot, like I promised! It’s getting better and better by the second. Daring is in a spaceship right now, and I’ve already written the villain’s song! Oh, it’s going to be so good! You’re going to love it!



Still your biggest fan ever,

Rainbow Dash


Dear Mom,



Hah, hah, hah. Loved the new chapter, Mom. Especially the part about Dusk Shine being a drunk hobo that does nothing but cry because he disappointed his mother when he was young. I have to say, you are a very good writer, but subtlety is not your forte.



I learned my lesson about keeping secrets. I even sent a letter to the Princess, so you can see it’s as official as a friendship lesson can be. Or family lesson, I don’t know. Does that exist? I think it should. Shining sure got a family lesson about me when the royal wedding happened.



And I think his lesson also applies here: you can trust Twilight Sparkle. Yes, I made a mistake, but come on! I’ve been keeping this secret since I was three years old, and this is the first time I say a single word about it!



Also, the wine thing was a lie. Rainbow Dash lies a lot. Trust me. That’s what the family lesson is about. She is totally a liar. I don’t drink wine.



With love,

Twilight Sparkle


My most dear Twilight Velvet,





OH MY GOSH, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU ARE SILKY DUSK! Your daughter just sent me a letter rambling about keeping secrets and how adult and independent mares like her should be able to drink whatever they wanted, WHEN SHE TOLD ME YOU ARE SILKY DUSK.



YOU’VE BEEN SILKY DUSK FROM THE BEGINNING.



OH MY GOSH I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. You're my hero. You're my favorite writer, I HAVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS TWICE. I KNOW ALL YOUR STORIES BY HEART.



I’M TOTALLY GETTING THE ROYAL CARRIAGE AND GOING TO YOUR HOUSE RIGHT NOW.



Oh, I can’t wait to tell Luna the news! She also loves your books!



With all my admiration,

Princess Celestia


Dear Daughter,



WHAT THE EVERLASTING TARTARUS DID YOU SAY TO THE PRINCESSES AND WHY ARE THEY IN MY HOUSE AND WHY ARE THEY LOOKING AT ME WITH PUPPY EYES?!

I SWEAR TO YOU THAT NEXT TIME I SEE YOU YOU’RE GOING TO GET SO GROUNDED THAT YOU’RE GOING TO FORGET WHAT THE STUPID SKY LOOKS LIKE!

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW!



Signed,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Mom,



Mom, I am an adult and you can’t ground me! We’re not even living together, for Celestia’s sake! I can do whatever I want now, and you can’t do anything about it!



Well, except for getting the Princesses out of your house. I mean… Mom, I’m sorry, but they are the Princesses. I’m afraid you’ll have to cope with them on your own.



(Also sorry for telling them. I thought they already knew!)



With love,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Daughter,



YOU ARE A PRINCESS TOO, IF THERE’S ANYPONY OUT THERE WHO CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE TWO CRAZY ALICORNS IN MY HOUSE IT’S YOU, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! SO DO SOMETHING!



And do it QUICKLY because Celestia is trying to find my next book’s outlines and I can’t tell her a thing because Luna doesn’t leave me alone for a second! SHE’S BEEN ASKING ME ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DARING AND SUGAR SONG FOR THREE HOURS.



DO SOMETHING!



Signed,

Mom


Dear Mom,



If Princess Luna doesn’t leave you alone, how are you sending me these letters?



Signed,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Twilight,



DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO WORRY ABOUT RIGHT NOW?!



Signed,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Mom,



Well, excuse me if I’m curious! Also, why did you sign the last letter with your name instead of writing “Mom” like always? Are you angry at me?



Signed,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Twilight,



ARE YOU REALLY WONDERING IF I AM ANGRY?! I THOUGHT THE FACT THAT EVERY SINGLE WORD IN THIS LETTER IS CAPITALIZED WOULD GIVE YOU A CLUE!



GET THE PRINCESSES OUT OF MY HOUSE RIGHT NOW, OR SO HELP ME!



Signed,

YOUR MOTHER, WHO IS SO ANGRY AT YOU RIGHT NOW THAT SHE DOESN’T EVEN REMEMBER HER NAME!


Dear Mom,



Oh, I’m so sorry! But I don’t know what to do! Maybe the Princesses will go away at dinner time? I’m sure they have royal issues to attend to after all.



Also, I thought that you were writing in all capitals because you had changed your calligraphy. It sure looks prettier than your usual horn-writing.



Signed,

Twilight Sparkle


DEAR DAUGHTER,



WHAT IN THE NAME OF DARING DO IS WRONG WITH YOU TODAY?! YOU’RE BEING DUMBER THAN EVER! I can’t understand what’s happening to you, unless…



Oh my Celestia. No. Please, tell me you’re not drunk right now. BECAUSE HEAVENS HELP YOU IF YOU’RE DRUNK RIGHT NOW. I SWEAR UPON THE FIRES OF TARTARUS THAT I WILL GO TO PONYVILLE BY HOOF AND SPANK YOU IN THE REAR UNTIL YOU CAN’T SIT FOR THREE STRAIGHT DAYS!



AND SPEAKING OF CELESTIA, SHE’S STILL TRYING TO FIND WHAT I’VE WRITTEN FOR THE NEW BOOK! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!



SIGNED,

YOUR MOTHER


Dear Mom:



No, I’m not drunk. I’m working on getting the Princesses out of there as soon as possible though.



With love,

Your daughter, who is not drinking wine at all.


Dear Spike,



Tell me right now if my daughter is holding an alcoholic beverage at the moment of this delivery.



Signed,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Mom:



I told you I’m not drinking, it’s your imagination. Also, I still don’t understand how are you sending me this letters if you’re so busy with the Princesses.



Signed,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Spike:



I asked you, not my daughter. And if you try to fool me by sending a letter written by Twilight instead, or if you lie to me, I’ll know.

Signed,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Mom,



Yeah, no. No matter what I say, I get in trouble. So if you'll excuse me I'll keep on working as the mailbox instead.

Signed,
Spike


Dear Daughter,



Well, the situation has finally calmed. The Princesses are gone now, because the Royal Guards had some important issue to handle in the castle and needed them. I’m going to assume that you contacted your brother and both planned the whole thing together, and for that I thank you.



Now that I’m a little more calmed, I can see that I overreacted a little. Writing such a chain of missives in capital letters was not very mature on my part.



I’m still disappointed at you for telling my secret to the Princesses though. At least they promised not to tell anypony. We’ll talk about this and the wine issue next time we see each other face to face. Now I think I’m going to sleep; today has been the most tiring day in my life.



With love:

Mom


Dear Twilight,



Your mother almost had a heart attack today. I have to admit that I had never laughed so much in my whole life. Turns out Luna is a SugarDo fan. Who would have thought? Celestia just likes the adventure, although she’s sure she knows how the series is going to end. She’s been talking about her theories all the evening. If only you could have heard them… they are even crazier than yours!



Anyway, good job getting rid of them, and don’t worry about your mother. You know how she is; she’ll forget this in a couple weeks. Also, wine goes surprisingly well with cheese. You should try it.



With love,

Dad


Dear Twilight Velvet,



I’m very sorry for being forced to leave your house yesterday so early, especially because we weren’t able to finish our talk. However, even though my royal duties prevent me from going there again in at least two days, we can still continue our conversation via letters!



So, as I was telling you when we were interrupted, I think that the best part of Sugar Song and Daring Do’s relationship is how they complement each other. Sugar Song is the most intelligent pony in the Daringverse, and there’s no doubt about who is the most brave and strong mare there, so they make the best pairing that could ever be. I’m completely sure that you wrote them like that completely on purpose. They’re so cute together!



Also, when are they going to kiss? Is it in the next book? I sure hope it happens in the next book.



With respect and adoration,

Princess Luna



P.S: I’m writing a song about the chapter in which they spend a whole night trapped in the Temple of the Sparkling Twilight. (By the way, that name is a metaphor for their love, right?) You’ll love it!


Dear Twilight Velvet,



I’m very sorry we couldn’t stay as long as we wanted in your house, but being a Princess has its downsides. However, Luna and I have planned our schedule to the second, and we’re getting three days off in forty-eight hours, so worry not. We’ll be there.



(I know that you could also come to the palace, but then you would be out from your temple of inspiration, right? Ah! Do you think it would be possible for you to write in front of Luna and I? It would mean so much to us!)



Also, don’t try to argue with Luna about the whole SugarDo thing. She likes that kind of stuff, but we both know that Daring Do is not about romance -it’s about the adventure! And the mystery, of course. Did I mention that I believe I already guessed what the ending is going to be about? Oh, I’m sure you’ll love to hear more about my theories! Three hours is not enough to explain everything.



With respect and admiration,

Princess Celestia


Dear Miss Twilight’s Mom,



I finally did it! I finished my fanfic! It’s about Daring Do going to outer space and then fighting some villains and being awesome in general. I’m sure you’ll love it!



I’ll be waiting for your opinion!



Still your biggest, best fan,

Rainbow Dash



P.S: Still waiting for that dedicated copy of the book.


Dear Princess Luna,



I sure enjoyed our talk, but I’m afraid I am too busy right now to actually answer your questions. Besides, telling you anything about what’s going to happen would be against my personal policy. I’m sure you’ll understand, your Highness, that there’s nothing better than buying the next book without having any idea about what is going to happen.



Sincerely,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Princess Celestia,



I sure enjoyed our talk, but as I already said to your sister, I can’t really answer any of your questions, as it would be against my personal policy. And I’m awfully sorry, but we don’t have spare beds that could suit you and Princess Luna. We wouldn’t like to offend you by offering you something that’s not worthy of the Royal Sisters.



Sincerely,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Rainbow Dash



Thank you for your efforts. I’ll be sure to read your story when I have the time.



Signed,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Daughter,



PLEASE TELL ME THERE’S SOME WAY TO BLOCK MY MAIL.



Signed,

Mom


Dear Mom,



Regular mail can be blocked if you go and ask the post station, although they will ask you why. If you say that you’re being stalked via the mail they will help you, I’m sure. However, magical mail like the one we’re using right now can’t be blocked.



Why are you asking me this? You sound worried.



With love,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Twilight Velvet,



Worry not about us. We don’t mind about sleeping in normal beds.



With respect and admiration,

Princess Celestia


Dear Princess Celestia,



When I said we didn’t have any bed worthy for you, I meant that we don’t have any spare beds. Or sofas. I’m afraid we had to throw them away this afternoon, as we discovered they had termites. It’s a real shame.



Sincerely,

Twilight Velvet


Dear Twilight Velvet,



We’ll bring the sleeping bags. Mine has a Daring Do face on it that glows in the dark.



With respect and admiration,

Princess Celestia


Dear Twilight,



KEEP THE PRINCESSES AWAY FROM MY HOUSE OR SO HELP ME!



I AM SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS! AT THIS RATE I’M GOING TO KILL SOMEPONY!



With love,

Mom


Dear Dad,



What’s the deal with the Princesses? And why is Mom angry at me now?



With love,

Twilight Sparkle



P.S: The cheese goes amazingly well with wine, indeed. Thank you for the tip!


Dear Twilight



THE PRINCESSES WANT TO SPEND THE WEEKEND IN MY HOUSE, AND I NEED THE WEEKEND TO WRITE! I DON’T WANT TO HEAR CELESTIA’S THEORIES ABOUT HOW DARING DO HAS BEEN DEAD THE WHOLE TIME, OR LUNA’S CRAZY NONSENSE ABOUT SUGAR SONG AND DARING DO MAKING OUT!



WHY IN THE HOLY NAME OF STARSWIRL THE BEARDED DID YOU HAVE TELL ANYPONY THAT I WAS SILKY DUSK?!



With love,

Mom



P.S: AND WHAT’S THAT THING ABOUT THE WINE AND THE CHEESE?!


Dear Mom,



I thought Sugar Song and Daring Do were going to get together by the end of this new book? The romantic subtext between them is very strong, after all.



Anyway, if the Princesses are actually planning on going there for the weekend, I guess I can ask Shining Armor to help us again. The Royal Guard will work things out, I’m sure.



Also, did you read my letter to Dad? Mom! You need to respect my privacy!



Signed,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Twilight,

PRIVACY MY REAR. I AM YOUR MOTHER, I DO WHAT I WANT WITH YOUR LETTERS.

AND THERE'S NO ROMANTIC SUBTEXT IN MY BOOKS, STOP OVERANALYZING THEM! DARING DO HAS A NICE HAT AND SHE FIGHTS MONSTERS, THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO SAY ABOUT IT!

HOPING THAT YOU WILL STOP DANCING AROUND THE ISSUE INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY HELPING ME,
MOM


Dear Mom,



I am afraid that Shining Armor can’t help us. Apparently, the Princesses have everything planned out, and even if there’s an emergency they can’t reach them. So I’m afraid you’ll have to cope with them for the whole weekend, because I see no solution.



Besides, they can’t be as bad as you make them sound. I’m sure you’re exaggerating a little.



With love,

Twilight Sparkle


Dear Miss Twilight’s mom,



It’s been a couple days and I haven’t received a letter from you! I’m telling you this because I’m sure there’s no way you haven’t sent me your opinion on my fanfic (it’s only 500 pages long after all!), so maybe the letter has been lost or something? You should send it again as soon as possible!



Waiting but still your best fan,

Rainbow Dash


Dear Twilight,



IF YOU DON’T COME UP WITH SOMETHING TO GET THE PRINCESSES AWAY FROM MY HOUSE I SWEAR THAT I WILL KICK THEM OUT MYSELF AND THEN MOVE TO THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE!



YOU’RE THE ONE WHO CAUSED THIS, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES! USE YOUR FANCY ALICORN SUPERPOWERS OR SOMETHING!



WITH LOVE,

YOUR MOTHER


Dear Miss Twilight’s mother,



Hey! As your answer got lost again (what bad luck, huh?) I decided that we should talk face to face about my fanfic! But don’t worry, you don’t need to come here to Ponyville. I already bought tickets to Canterlot! We’ll be there tomorrow, because I don’t need to work on weekends. Cool, huh? Twilight will come with me, and I’ll be sure to bring a lot of papers and books so you can sign them all! I will bring another copy of my fanfic, just in case -we can read it together! I make an awesome Daring Do voice, you NEED to hear my impression!



See ya tomorrow!



Signed,

Rainbow Dash


Dear Shining Armor,



So apparently we’re having a Princesses sleepover in the house tonight, for reasons that I don’t really get. Do you want to come here and bring Cadence? It will be like a family reunion, but with your mother yelling at the walls in frustration, Celestia talking about how Daring Do is either a ghost or a velociraptor cleverly disguised and we just don’t see it, Luna singing us the song she has composed about her favorite SugarDo moment, and Rainbow Dash. This house is going to end up getting more feathers than a pet store.



Bring popcorn.



With love,

Dad


Dear Dad,



Of course we can go! I told Cadence about the idea, and she said that it would be lovely. I also commented that Silky Dusk is just the nom de plume of Mom, and she got really excited! She’s a real fan, you know? She wants to show Mom all the poems she has written about her books. Isn’t she adorable? I'm sure Mom will love them.



See you in a couple hours!



Signed,

Shining Armor, Prince of the Crystal Empire


Dear Mister Night Light



We are saddened to announce you that your wife, Miss Twilight Velvet, is in the Royal Dungeon as for now, and we kindly ask you to come here to pick her up as soon as possible. Miss Twilight Velvet was found sneaking up in the Royal Library without permission, at night, while yelling gibberish about travelling back in time so she could prevent both getting married and having children. Apparently that’s by far the best way she has to spend her weekend (her words, not mine). Once she got caught she knocked out two of our guards and hurt three more while being driven to the dungeons.



It’s been three hours since then, and she is still yelling at the walls. Please come as soon as possible. We're terrified.



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard

The aftermath: You asked for it

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Dear Mister Night Light,



We are saddened to announce to you that your wife, Miss Twilight Velvet, has escaped from our dungeons. We’re not really sure how. Either she yelled at the walls so much that they eventually gave up and let her escape or she just happens to be a ghost and can pass through the ceiling. Those are literally our best theories.

She’s on the run, she could be dangerous and it’s our duty to go and get her before she does anything harmful to the city. Please, we ask you for your help. The Princesses are gone for three days, we have been told that your son is not in the Crystal Empire and we’re running out of options. We don’t want to go outside in the night to get her. Celestia knows how that would end. If you could at least tell us where Prince Shining Armor is, it would be of great help.



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard.


Dear Royal Guard,



Yes, Twilight Velvet spends a lot of time thinking about how to get out of dungeons. It’s a hobby of hers.

I think the best thing you can do is let her vent out everything and do nothing. She’ll calm down eventually. Plus, there’s no way I’m getting near her when she’s like that.



Signed,

Night Light.


Dear Mister Night Light,



Please, we beg for your help again. We’ve finally found Miss Twilight Velvet: she was trying to get in the Royal Library again. We don’t know if she’s the most powerful magician we’ve encountered in ten years or if we’re just too afraid of her screams, but she got away this time and long story short now she’s using the Reading Room as her fortress.

We’re trying to get her out of there unsuccessfully, and half of us are already wounded.

Sir, please. Please.



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard.


Dear Royal Guard,



I’m afraid to say that you had it coming; I told you to leave her alone. And again, I’m not getting near her. I doubt I would be of help anyway. Have you tried asking nicely?



Signed,

Night Light


Dear Mister Night Light,



We tried asking nicely. It didn’t work out. She wants the time travelling spells, and at this rate we’ll end up giving them to her. We honestly don’t know what to do anymore. We even promised that she wouldn’t get back to the dungeons if she came out, but Miss Twilight Velvet didn’t listen. She's using one of the curtains as a whip.



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



It’s awfully nice for you to promise that! Poor Twilight Velvet just got a little stressed tonight, but she wouldn’t harm a fly. She’s such a sweetheart.



Signed,

Night Light


Dear Mister Night Light,



This is not begging anymore. We order you to come here and help us. Miss Twilight Velvet is getting better with the whip and half our guards can’t fight anymore. She may not harm a fly tonight, but apparently stallions are fine in her book.

You’re our last hope, and with Celestia as my witness I swear we won’t lose against a single unicorn! You’re her husband! If you were able to convince her to marry you, you will be able to get her out!



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



Not really. I just used my dazzling looks on her. Worked like a charm.



Sincerely,

Night light.


Dear Mister Night Light,



I said it was an order. Come here right now. The Royal Guard doesn’t care about your looks, dazzling as they may be.

Come here and help us NOW!



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



Last time I checked, civilians couldn’t be forced to participate in Royal Guard issues. I can give you moral support though.

Go Royal Guards!



Sincerely,

Night Light


Dear Night Light,



MISS TWILIGHT VELVET HAS OPENED THE DOOR AND NOW SHE’S SWITCHED HER STRATEGY TO AN OFFENSIVE ONE!

SHE’S SWEEPING US OUT! SHE’S REPELLING OUR SPELLS WITH THE WHIP!

HELP US!



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



You can repel spells with a whip? Celestia, my wife is impressive sometimes.

But don’t worry, you still have the moral high ground here. Whipping ponies is bad. Go Royal Guards!



Signed,

Night Light


Dear Night Light,



WE CAN’T WIN AGAINST THE WHIPPING DEMON! SHE’S GOING TO END US ALL!

SHE’S WHIPPING ME RIGHT NOW AND IT HURTS LIKE TARTARUS! PLEASE, HELP!



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



Twilight Velvet is whipping you and you still send me a letter? I don’t really understand how that works, but Princess Celestia can be proud of her Royal Guards’ dedication.

I think screaming for help would be more more efficient, though. But hey, I’m nopony to tell you how to do your job.

And don’t worry, I’m sure she’ll get tired soon. She only switches to attacking when she’s about to run out of batteries.



Signed,

Night Light


Dear Mister Night Light,



This is probably going to be the last letter I ever send. I would prefer sending this to my wife and daughter, but the captain has fallen and he was the only one who knew how to change the automatic spell. So I ask you to look for them once this is over, and make sure they know I love them.

I can see the Whipping Devil approaching me. I can see the evil spark in her eye. There’s only the two of us left, and once the whip swings again, there will only be one.

I spent six years training with the spear. I’m the best spearstallion in the Royal Guard. I don’t have my loyal weapon with me this time, only a broken mop. But it will have to do it.

There’s no hope left. I know I won’t make it. But I will try. For the ones who tried before me and failed, and for the ones who ran in despair. For my comrades.

FOR CELESTIA!



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



How dramatic. I’m dying to know what happens next!



Signed,

Night Light


Dear Night Light



I made it. My eyes are shutting closed, and I don’t know how much time I have left, so I’ll go straight to the point: the Whipping Demon seemed to calm down and fell asleep all of a sudden. However, I will follow her in no time. I’m too tired to keep going.

We won, Mister Night Light.

It cost us everything, but we won.



Sincerely,

The Royal Guard


Dear Royal Guard,



Oh my, she fell asleep? How adorable!

Anyway, I guess I need to go and get her now. She’ll hurt her back if she sleeps on the floor. Plus we have special visitors and Twilight Velvet has to be here. I've already bought popcorn and everything.



Signed,

Night Light


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Dear Cadance,


Oh my gosh.

OH MY GOSH.

Have you finished it?! Daring Do and the Insufferable Trio?! Luna reads so much slower than me and I need somepony to talk about it!

PLEASE TELL ME YOU’VE FINISHED SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. PLEASE.


Signed,

Princess Celestia


Dear Aunt Celestia,


OF COURSE I FINISHED IT!

SUGAR SONG AND DARING DO ARE TOTALLY ABOUT TO KISS AND THEN SUGAR SONG GETS ABDUCTED BY AHUIZOTL! WHAT THE HECK?!

I MEAN, THIS MUST BE THE START OF A COMPLETELY NEW PLOT ARC! I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE MANAGED TO DO SUCH A BIG THING RIGHT AT THE END OF THE BOOK!


With love,

Princess Cadance


Dear Cadance,


I KNOW RIGHT?! THIS IS SO AWESOME! THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!

Oh, I’m dying to know how Luna is going to react to the whole thing, really. I mean, SugarDo is pretty much canon now, because OH MY GOODNESS SUGAR SONG AND DARING DO ALMOST KISS AND NOW SUGAR SONG IS SUPPOSEDLY DEAD!

I’m pretty sure she’s going to have a heart attack!

And you know what’s the best part? THE SEQUEL HAS ALREADY BEEN ANNOUNCED!


Signed,

Princess Celestia