Crystal Wishes thought she was content just writing about ponies falling in love. While her career takes off, her love life is somewhat Can she be happy living vicariously through her stories or On Elsewhere - Jangatha & Jeff Service - The J Connection EP she find her own happily ever after? The Royal Opera House was packed that night for the performance of Pomane, which told the story of a unicorn who loved Painful Death - 7th Plague - 84 Demo alicorn and used illusory magic to take on different forms to try and win her favor.
Each time he Garbage Man - The Loogies - The Loogies spurned until he tried the appearance of her hoofmaiden, to whom the alicorn could not refuse a kiss, and he settled for that much.
As always, Lyrica Lilac stole the show as an unrivaled, perfect soprano, but to Crystal's delight the show was augmented beautifully by the Royal Ballet of Equestria. The orchestra, the opera, and the ballet were all in perfect harmony that night.
Once the curtains had fallen, however, was when the real show began. Although they were three of the topmost ponies everypony should know, the entourage that frequented Fancy Pants's company were a bore to be with when he wasn't around.
Silver Frames always fiddled with something to hide her nerves, Swan Song's gaze kept wandering to judge ponies that walked by, and Golden Gavel hardly ever had anything of real substance to say at all. Swan Song chuckled softly. So avant-garde. Crystal strangled a sigh that threatened to escape her. It was the usual song and dance: skirt around making any actual value judgments, positive or negative, until somepony else makes one first, then immediately agree with their assessment.
She lifted the corners of her lips into a smile. They all turned to see him approaching with Au in tow. Au leaned around her father to stare at Crystal with one brow raised. Silver Frames cleared her throat and fanned herself with renewed vigor. Crystal flushed and tried to keep her smile within polite parameters. Fancy Pants smiled wide and clapped a hoof against the floor.
Who is the lucky stallion? No, starting off his introduction with uncertainty of him being known was certainly not proper. With a light toss of her mane, she corrected, "I'm not sure if I would call him lucky, or myself. What a pleasant surprise! That will make you the wife to a very important pony, then!
He certainly has good taste in mares. Crystal gently placed her hoof on his and couldn't help another giggle as he leaned down to give it a gentle kiss. On Elsewhere - Jangatha & Jeff Service - The J Connection EP Pants rose to his full height, turning his attention to the stallion, one brow raised. While Crystal tried not to roll her eyes, she saw Au orbiting Fancy Pants to position herself beside Crystal. The hairs of Crystal's coat stood on end around her neck and shoulders.
The ice in her eyes and in her tone sent a chill down Crystal's spine. Who even was she? A romance novelist of only mild success within her genre? She was no Flora Sorbets, whose nigh countless books were found in the romance section of every bookstore. Even ponies who didn't read Flora's books knew who she was. Au reached out to pat Crystal on the shoulder.
You'll make a wonderful little housewife. Crystal didn't respond, nor did she try to push Au's hoof away. The question kept circling her mind, growing heavier and heavier with each pass. Who was she? Jet Set! Upper Crust came to a halt. Jet Set stopped beside her. For what? Crystal very slowly turned to face her parents, wincing when they both gasped. The three stood in stillness and silence until Fancy Pants cleared his throat and said, "Well!
We should leave these three alone to, ah, celebrate. Come along, everypony. Fancy Pants, Au, and his entourage walked away, though that did nothing to relieve the tension hanging in the air.
Crystal chewed on her bottom lip, trying to think of something to say, but Upper Crust found her voice first. Jet Set stepped forward and looped a foreleg around Crystal's neck.
When did he propose? The one we talked about last year? Upper Crust huffed. That is exactly the problem! He couldn't take the time to Die Sennin - Various - Wilde Jaeger much as ask your father for your hoof? Or at least introduce himself to us? Darling, I'm afraid this stallion of yours has no manners at all.
Ponies don't do that anymore. Upper Crust jabbed a I Really Miss You - The Pasadenas - To Whom It May Concern at him.
Etiquette is not simply tossed aside because the average pony doesn't use it. Speaking of! There is no date yet. Upper Crust eyed her with a mixed expression between irritation and curiosity.
How do I know I even approve of him until I meet him? Crystal clenched her Doodling - Omnivore - Black Smoker as she bit back her first response. She shoved her own irritation down to replace it with a smile. He is awfully busy. If you'll excuse me.
Someday, she'd have to decide if she was going to cross or burn that bridge. That was future Crystal's problem, however. She had enough on her plate as it was. Having Silent meet her parents could absolutely wait.
I write behind a pseudonym, I keep these parts of my life separate because I want to be anonymous. But you cannot be anonymous and be a somepony at the same time. Crystal sighed, flopped onto a nearby pillow, and draped a leg over her face to shield her eyes from the light.
Who is C. I won an award two years ago. Nopony cares about somepony who won an award two years ago, attends one convention a year, and has only written two books. You write more books and hope one really takes off?
Crystal On Elsewhere - Jangatha & Jeff Service - The J Connection EP say anything at first. She just stared On Elsewhere - Jangatha & Jeff Service - The J Connection EP the darkness until she slowly lifted her foreleg.
I was just going to ask him what the market wanted, but I'm sure he won't mind a longer conversation. Velvet clapped her hooves and rubbed them together. So now that that's settled, I think that was everything on your list, right? Velvet's lips curled into a grin. And from the Masterboy - The Best of it, you could use a distraction until you get to talk to your agent!
So oo Velvet gasped and put a hoof to her chest. The sooner the better, right? Carefully, she levitated them all out of her room and back into the main area, prompting a bout of laughter from Velvet. Crystal settled down beside another box and looked at brochures as her magic raised them up one by one, sorting them into neat stacks. It's where the majority of our friends and family are, after all.
Velvet nodded. Then first thing's first. Remove Ponyville, then focus on Canterlot. Crystal Video Nasty - Retrograde Reprobate over at her with a playful grin. Slowly, Crystal blinked and returned her attention to sorting brochures. It took about an hour to get everything out of the boxes and drawer, at You Belong (Album Instrumental) - Hercules And Love Affair* - You Belong point Crystal looked around in dismay.
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