Floral Scent

My First Attempt at a Twilestia Fic! Twilight Comes to Live with Princess Celestia in the Palace. But Her Teacher Has Hidden Feelings Towards Her Student. What Happens When She Admits These Feelings to Twilight? Find out!

Twilight x Princess Celestia
Twilestia

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Chapter 1

“Twilight!” Spike called out. “Twilight!”

“What is it Spike?” Twilight asked, peering around the corner.

“You just received a letter from Princess Celestia!” He exclaimed.

Twilight used her magic to lift and unravel the scroll in front of her.

“Well?” Spike asked, curious as to what the letter said.

“She wants an audience with me and me alone.” She said. “It must be something serious. You’ll be okay if I’m gone for a few days, right? I’m not sure what the princess wants or how long I’ll be gone.”

“Sure thing Twilight.” He said.

“Just make sure and keep up with your chores.” She said as she walked out the door.

“You bet.” Spike said as the door closed behind her.

Twilight began the long walk to the palace. What did Princess Celestia want to talk to her about? And why didn’t she want to talk to her friends too? Did it have something to do with the Elements of Harmony? Or perhaps something sinister had cropped up and the princess needed her help in some way. Whatever the issue was, she was more than happy to help her princess.

After nearly an hour she reached the doors to the palace and was led inside by one of the royal guards. They walked up the long staircase and through several long halls until they reached the throne room. But instead of going inside, the guard took her past it and continued along the long hallway. She was tempted to ask if they had taken a wrong turn but thought better of it. They finally stopped at another large door.

“Where are we?” Twilight asked the guard.

“We’re at the princesses chambers.” He said.

“Why?” She asked.

“Because the princess as summoned you.” He said, opening the door. “Now come.”

Twilight followed the guard in nervously. This was certainly unusual. The princess was lying in the middle of the room on a large ornate red rug. She looked up as she approached.

“Twilight Sparkle, my star pupil.” She said.

“Hi princess.” Twilight said.

“You may go.” Celestia said to the guard.

The guard turned and left quickly, shutting the door behind him.

“Is something the matter princess?” Twilight asked. “Your letter seemed urgent.”

“Yes.” She said softly. “Twilight, you know you’re my most faithful student and I care about you very much. I have a request. One of a…personal nature. One which you must feel free to refuse.”

“What is it princess?” She asked.

“To be honest, it’s getting rather lonely here at the palace.” Celestia said sadly. “There’s a lot of work to be done, yes, but the company here is rather lacking. The guards aren’t chosen for their conversation skills you know.”

“Yes princess.” Twilight said. “But what about Princess Luna?”

Celestia sighed.

“I love my sister very much.” She said. “But she and I have never really seen eye to eye. We don’t get along very well and to be completely honest, neither of us likes the other very much.”

“I see.” Twilight said. “So what’s this personal request?”

“Twilight….I….” Celestia said, trailing off. “…I want you to live in the palace with me.”

Twilight looked at her in shock.

“Leave Ponyville?” She asked. “How could I do that?”

“Oh no Twilight, you certainly don’t have to leave Ponyville or your friends.” The princess said. “You can teleport yourself from here to Ponyville anytime you want.”

“But princess, I think you overestimate my abilities.” She said. “I can’t teleport that far.”

“I will teach you.” Celestia said. “I just want a friend close by. Someone I can talk to. I really like you Twilight. Not just as a teacher, but as a friend. I would be honored if you would stay here in the palace with me.”

“Princess…” She said, almost breathless. “Princess…I didn’t know you thought of me that way…”

“Of course I do.” Celestia said, laughing. “My interest in helping you wasn’t purely academic. I want to help you to become the best pony you can be. And despite our different backgrounds, I do consider you a friend.”

“But princess…I’m your subject.” Twilight said. “I could never hope to be your equal…to stand alongside you as a friend.”

“Please Twilight.” Celestia said. “I may be a princess, but I’m also a pony just like you. I’m constantly treated differently by everypony around me. Just once I’d like to live a normal day as a normal pony. But I can’t. I need to stand strong as the leader of Equestria. But I want someone around me that will treat me like any other pony when we’re alone. That can just be my friend rather than just be my subject. And I want that pony to be you.”

“Princess…I…” Twilight said. She was at a loss for words.

“Please, call me Celestia.” The princess said.

“Princess…I couldn’t….I…I…” Twilight stammered.

“Please.” Celestia said.

Twilight sighed deeply.

“Alright, Celestia…” She said, knots forming in her stomach. She shouldn’t be calling the princess by just her name even with her permission.

“There.” Celestia said. “That wasn’t too hard, was it?”

“I…I suppose not.” Twilight said.

“So what do you say Twilight?” Celestia asked. “Will you live here in the palace with me?”

“Yes.” She replied, smiling.

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It had been nearly a year since Twilight had moved into the palace with Celestia. It had taken several months for her to be comfortable calling the princess by just her name, but she rarely thought about it anymore. Her magical ability had increased exponentially since receiving daily private lessons from Celestia. In only three short weeks the princess was able to teach her to teleport long distances. She visited Ponyville often and still spent a lot of time at the library where she used to live, but Spike honestly had the run of the place.

At first it had been very hard living with the princess. Despite Celestia’s efforts to be casual with her, she was always afraid she’d say or do the wrong thing. And despite being able to return to Ponyville whenever she wanted, she missed her old life from time to time. The princess was right. It was lonely at the palace. If she had been the princess, here all alone for months and years on end, she would have gone insane. Celestia had not only been teaching her about magic, but also the duties pertaining to running Equestria. At first she thought she had no business learning such things. After all, she certainly wasn’t royalty. But the princess used it as a learning experience, and Twilight was always eager to learn new things.

They now shared the duties pretty much evenly. Of course, the princess dealt with all the public appearances and all the things the public dealt with directly. But half of what was done behind the scenes was done by Twilight. At the moment she was reviewing land acquisition rights and the case between two parties that both thought they deserved the land. She was reading it over carefully, trying not to miss anything, but her mind just wasn’t on the work that day and she felt her mind wandering. She looked up as the door suddenly opened and Princess Celestia stepped inside. Twilight made sure the princess was alone before abandoning the formalities. After all, she couldn’t be seen calling the princess by just her name.

“Hi Celestia.” She said, looking up from her work.

“Hey Twilight.” Celestia said. “How are you doing this morning? I didn’t see you at breakfast.”

“Yes.” Twilight said. “I’ve been working all day and didn’t have time to eat.”

“Now Twilight, that just won’t do.” She said. “We can’t have you consumed with so much work that you can’t eat. What has you so occupied?”

“Well I’m trying to settle a land dispute and I’m having a hard time.” Twilight said. “They both have very good reasons for thinking they’re entitled to the land. And both of them really need it.”

“I see.” Celestia said. “Well why don’t you take a break from that and come with me to the dining hall? I’ll have the servants prepare a meal for you and you can have some tea with me.”

“That sounds like a good idea.” She said, smiling and getting up from her seat.

She followed the princess out the door and down the hall.

“I know these past ten months have been difficult for you.” Celestia said. “I really appreciate you agreeing to live at the palace with me even though I know you didn’t want to.”

“It’s not that I didn’t want to.” Twilight said quickly. “It’s just that I was happy with how my life was going and I didn’t want change. But you needed me and I’m glad I took you up on your offer. It’s kind of nice living at the palace.”

The guards opened the door to the dining hall as they approached. They walked inside and sat next to each other at the long table. They placed their orders with the servants who walked away quickly to start making the food and tea.

“Now I know that’s a lie.” Celestia said.

“What’s a lie?” Twilight asked in surprise.

“That you like living here at the palace.” She said. “The palace is a dreadfully boring place and you and I both know it. That’s why I’m giving you the option to leave and go back to your old life in Ponyville. It was wrong of me to ask you to stay here with me. I abused my power as your teacher and princess and made you feel obligated to stay here with me. I must apologize for that, my faithful student.”

“No Celestia.” Twilight said frantically. “I do admit that at first I agreed to stay here because I felt I owed you. You were my princess and had taken me under your wing as your student. The least I could do was stay here and keep you company. But after a while, I grew to enjoy your company and I began to see you as more than just my princess and teacher. I began to see you as my friend. I still do. And I want to stay here with you Celestia.”

“You have no idea how happy it makes me feel to hear you say that.” Celestia said, looking down at her. “I just hope you mean it.”

“I do Celestia.” She said. “And although the palace may not be the most exciting place, it’s the only place in Equestria that has a friend like you. I’m sorry. I know that sounded really cheesy.”

Celestia laughed.

“Not at all Twilight.” She said. “You spoke the unhindered truth. Sometimes it does come out a bit sappy, but at least I know you’re sincere.”

Twilight blushed. They ate the rest of their meal in silence. Despite what the princess had said, Twilight couldn’t help but feel she made a fool of herself. This place was getting to her. There just wasn’t anything entertaining to do! Princess Luna didn’t like her very much. She never said anything to indicate this, but Twilight could tell she didn’t approve of her living at the palace. And if she was being completely honest with herself, deep down she knew she didn’t belong there either. But she was telling the truth when she said she liked Celestia. She liked her strong demeanor, kind voice, and floral scent. She really was a princess in every sense of the word. And Twilight still felt terribly inadequate compared to her.

It was a difficult transition for her, thinking of Celestia as a princess, then as a teacher, and now as an equal friend. She’d done rather well she thought. But a part of her still saw Celestia as her princess and teacher and herself as her loyal subject and student. And she knew that if the princess asked something of her, no matter what it was, she would do it. The princess was aware of this as well, which was why she had waited so long and kept her secret. But she couldn’t wait any longer. They both got up as they finished their meal and tea.

“Twilight, will you come with me please?” Celestia asked.

“Of course.” She said happily.

Twilight followed her through the doors and down the long hallways once more. They continued for several minutes, walking silently together. They finally stopped at the door to Celestia’s chambers and she opened the door, beckoning Twilight inside. She followed her inside nervously. She had only been in Celestia’s chambers once when she had first came to live at the palace. She took more time to look around the room this time.

The room was very large and consisted of a large bed in the middle of the room. Across from the bed was a large ornate red rug and on the wall opposite to the bed was a softly lit fireplace. The fireplace lit up the rug making it a bright almost harsh red color. On the other side of the room opposite to the door was a small window. The room was also filled with ornate furniture such as oversized dressers and chairs. Even if she saw the room out of context, she’d know it was Princess Celestia’s. The princess walked to the end of the room and looked out the window.

“It’s very cold out.” She said. “You must have noticed the temperature of the palace dropping in recent weeks. Unfortunately even with the most advanced heating systems it’s most difficult to keep a large palace such as this warm during the harsh winters.”

“It’s all right Celestia.” Twilight said. “There are always more blankets.”

Celestia looked away from the window and directly at her.

“Yes.” She said. “I suppose there are. But why don’t you come join me in front of the fireplace? It’s much warmer near the fire.”

Celestia walked over in front of the fireplace and laid down on the red rug.

“Of course.” Twilight said, walking over and sitting next to her.

“Why don’t you come lay here next to me?” Celestia said, indicating to her side.

Twilight blushed.

“I’d never presume to impose on you like that.” She said nervously. “Are you sure it’s okay?”

“Of course.” Celestia said. “It’s always nicer to cuddle with someone when lying in front of a fireplace. I used to do it with Luna all the time, but that was a long time ago…”

Twilight looked at her in surprise before realizing she should be honored that the princess felt close enough to her to offer something like that. She laid down next to Celestia, who pulled her against her in a warm embrace. They laid like that for almost a hour, watching the fire as it danced in the fireplace. It was indeed cold outside. Eventually Celestia felt it was time and decided to tell her.

“Twilight, can I talk to you about something….personal?” She asked, looking down at her.

Twilight looked up at her in surprise.

“Of course Celestia.” She said. “What is it?”

The princess sighed deeply and Twilight looked at her worriedly. She’d never seen the princess so distressed.

“I…I believe I’ve fallen in love.” She said quietly.

Twilight looked at her with a shocked expression.

“Well that’s great!” She exclaimed. “Who’s the lucky stallion?”

Now it was Celestia’s turn to be shocked. Seeing her shocked expression, Twilight suddenly felt foolish.

“Actually….it’s a…..mare…” Celestia said.

“A mare?” Twilight asked, surprised once more. “So you’re….”

Twilight was very surprised at hearing this. She’d read in her books that sometimes ponies were attracted to the same sex. It was rather rare, and she never would have guessed that Princess Celestia…

“No.” Celestia said. “I’m not a lesbian nor am I bisexual.”

“Oh?” She said in surprise.

Celestia sighed once more.

“You have to understand Twilight that being in love doesn’t necessarily mean you want to have sex with the pony in question.” She said. “I’m really not attracted to other mares, but despite that fact I am terribly in love with one mare in particular.”

“And who is the object of your affections?” She asked.

Celestia didn’t respond. Instead she craned her neck down and pressed her lips against Twilight’s quickly. Twilight didn’t even see it coming and she pulled back in surprise.

“Princess…I…” She said. She was at a loss for words.

“I’m sorry.” Celestia said. “I shouldn’t have done that. I know you probably don’t feel the same way. My feelings got the best of me. I’m so…”

She was cut off as Twilight stood up and pressed her lips against hers. The princess was pleasantly surprised and pressed back, bringing them into a long and passionate kiss. She looked at Twilight in surprise as they separated.

“You feel the same way?” She asked in a surprised voice.

“I don’t really like mares either, but I do have feelings for you princess.” Twilight said softly. “I love you.”

Celestia stood up and walked half a step closer to Twilight before kissing her full on the lips once more. She pressed hard with passion, making her back up quickly. Celestia grabbed her and held her still, forcing her to stand up on her hind legs before pushing harder and making her fall onto her back. She caught Twilight, breaking her fall. The princess then laid down, Twilight lying on her back in front of her before she broke the kiss.

“I’m sorry.” Celestia said. “Am I being too forceful?”

“Not at all.” Twilight said, smiling up at her.

Celestia brought her neck down and pressed her lips against Twilight’s once more. They continued kissing for nearly twenty minutes before Twilight pulled away, panting heavily.

“What’s wrong?” Celestia asked.

“I….I’m terribly aroused.” Twilight admitted, blushing furiously.

The princess smiled, finding Twilight’s blush incredibly cute.

“So am I.” Celestia said, smiling. “I know neither of us really like mare’s, but we can try something if you want just to take the edge off.”

Twilight almost fainted just thinking about it. The princess…her and the princess. The princess just asked if she wanted to have sex with her! She may not have meant real full on sex, but the thought of doing anything sexual in nature with the princess made her head spin. Made it spin with what? Shock? Disgust? Desire? Probably a mixture of the three. But before she knew what she was doing, she found herself nodding. Celestia brought her lips against Twilights once more before suddenly breaking the kiss and brining her lips down towards….

“Wait princess!” Twilight exclaimed, realizing what she was about to do.

Celestia stopped and looked down at her in surprise.

“I could never ask that of you.” She said. “I’m sorry. My feelings got the best of me. I’m your loyal subject and the thought of you doing something like that for me…..I….I…”

“Shhhhhhh…” Celestia said. “I want to do this for you. I love you Twilight Sparkle. Please don’t think of me as your princess. Think of me as your friend. When we’re alone, I’m not your princess and you’re not my subject. We’re friends…..maybe even a little more than that if you want.”

Twilight looked up at Celestia, marveling at her beauty. She really did love the princess.

“Alright.” She whispered, closing her eyes.

She couldn’t bear to watch as the princess approached her nether regions. If she watched, she knew she’d faint. She gasped as she felt the princess’ tongue against her bare womanhood.

“Oh God Celestia…” She moaned, spreading her legs further.

She opened her eyes to see Celestia working at her nether regions. She jumped in surprise as she felt the princess’ tongue enter her quickly before licking her clit. She thrust her head back, hitting the floor hard as the princess continued licking her clit. It felt beyond amazing. Suddenly the princess stopped and looked down at her.

“Would you like to do something a little more….intimate?” She asked.

Twilight had an idea of what she had in mind.

“Yes.” She said simply.

She followed the princess as she walked over to her bed. The princess got in and beckoned her to join her. Twilight happily obliged. The princess laid on her back and Twilight approached, lying on top of her and bringing them into a passionate kiss. Twilight rubbed herself against the princess’ body as they kissed, moving down until her womanhood met that of the princess’. They moaned in unison as she rubbed her sex against Celestia’s, bringing them both electrifying pleasure. Twilight looked down in between them as they separated, watching her sex rub against the princess’.

“Harder.” Celestia said, kissing Twilight once more.

Twilight redoubled her efforts, pressing her sex hard into the princess’. She couldn’t believe what was happening. Here she was in Celestia’s bed making love to the princess herself! Just the thought of it made her weak in the knees. She felt the lips of the princess’ flower against her own. They caught against each other just briefly each time she rubbed against her, but the catching was becoming less and less frequent as they both became wetter with arousal. She felt the tantalizing feeling of the princess’ soft fur as it rubbed against her bare sex. She was getting so close. She looked up at Celestia. They were both covered in sweat despite the cold temperatures outside.

“I love you Princess.” She said softly.

“I love you too, my faithful student.” Celestia said warmly.

That sent her over the edge. Twilight started convulsing as she had an electrifying orgasm atop the princess. Celestia didn’t even think she was close, but watching how cute Twilight was shivering on top of her sent her over the edge as well. She kissed Twilight as they both shook, both of them nearly incapacitated by the electrifying feeling throughout their bodies. They both came off their high at almost the same moment, both of them collapsing at the same time. Twilight laid on top of the princess, her body moving up and down rapidly as the princess breathed quickly. They laid like that for nearly ten minutes before they felt strong enough to move.

“Oh God…” Twilight said, sitting up on the bed. Her head was spinning.

“Come lay with me.” Celestia said, lying down properly in the bed and getting under the blanket.

Twilight followed her example, getting in on the other side of the bed next to the princess. Before she knew what was happening, she was fast asleep.

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Both Twilight and Celestia awoke with a start as the bedroom door opened and a guard stepped inside. His face portrayed a look of shock as he witnessed the scene before him. Both Celestia and Twilight were sleeping together in the same bed. Thankfully there was no visible evidence of their previous activities, but it was an embarrassing situation nevertheless.

“Please excuse me Princess, Lady Sparkle.” He said, bowing. “I don’t mean to intrude, but you didn’t answer the door. A party of delegates from the Eastern Providence is waiting outside in the courtyard. They seek an audience with you princess.”

Both Twilight and the princess were sitting up in bed, both fully awake and aware of their embarrassing situation.

“Very well.” Celestia said, getting up. “Twilight, today’s magic lesson is now over. I wish you to leave my presence at once.”

“Yes princess.” Twilight said, getting out of bed quickly.

Twilight walked out of the room, still not believing what just happened between her and the princess. Her stomach was in knots just thinking about it. She did love the princess, but just thinking about what they did made her sick to her stomach. She continued walking along the hallway quickly, heading towards her own bedroom. She saw Princess Luna as she rounded the next corner. Luna turned to her quickly and smiled. Twilight stopped in front of her and bowed.

“Princess.” She said. “Is there anything I can do for you?”

Luna’s smile broadened.

“Your expression tells all.” She said.

“Excuse me?” Twilight said, confused.

“So you’ve accepted then.” She said. “I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that.”

“Accepted?” Twilight asked. “Accepted what?”

“Why, my sister’s love.” Luna said. “What else? Don’t play dumb with me Twilight. It doesn’t suit you.”

“H…how did you know?” Twilight asked, shocked.

“I’ve known about my sister’s….affections for you for some time now.” Luna said. “She never said anything directly, but I can tell things like that. But I didn’t know you felt that way about her as well.”

“Neither did I until she told me about how she felt.” Twilight said. “I guess I never even considered it because I didn’t feel worthy of her affections. But you’re okay with this, right princess?”

“I want whatever is best for my sister.” She said. “Whatever will make her happy. And if being with you makes her happy, then I’m all for it. To be perfectly honest, I don’t think you belong here Twilight Sparkle. You’re not royalty and you certainly have no business courting my sister. But I care for my sister and if she wants you here then I want you here.”

“I’m glad to hear you say that.” She said.

“But let me just make one thing clear.” Luna said. “Just because you’re my sister’s lover doesn’t mean you’ll get special treatment with me. I’m a princess and you will treat me as such. You will address me as Princess or Princess Luna at all times and treat me with the respect a princess deserves.”

“Yes Princess, I understand.” Twilight said. “I would never expect to receive special treatment from anyone except Princess Celestia.”

“Now if you end up marrying my sister, that’s a different story.” Luna said. “But that wouldn’t be very good for public image so I doubt you’d want to go through with that. I mean, my sister, Princess Celestia marrying a lowly unicorn from Ponyville…and a mare at that! I suggest you keep this relationship private unless you want to ruin my sister’s image.”

“Of course Princess Luna.” She said.

“Now if you’ll excuse me, I have business to attend to.” Luna said, walking away.

Twilight sighed. She had been waiting for an encounter like this ever since she moved to the palace. But she’d never expected it to be about her and Celestia being…….lovers. The word sent a shiver down her spine. Her conduct with the princess was invoked by strong emotions…and eventually lust. She hadn’t been thinking straight, and the princess probably hadn’t been either. Would the princess regret what they had done? Did she regret what they had done? She didn’t know. She felt sick to her stomach again and sighed as she opened the door to her bedroom. She got into bed and closed her eyes. No. She didn’t regret what she had done with the princess. The very thought that the princess might regret it brought a tear to her eye. She rolled over onto her left side and fell asleep, hoping her friendship with the princess hadn’t been damaged.

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Twilight awoke to a sharp knock on her bedroom door.

“Who is it?” She asked, sitting up in bed.

“It’s me.” Came a voice she recognized as Celestia’s.

“Come in.” Twilight said, suddenly feeling nervous.

What would she say? She almost jumped at the sound of the door opening as the princess stepped through into the room and closed the door. She walked over to her bed, her head hung low.

“Twilight, about what we did this afternoon…” She began.

“So you do regret it then?” Twilight asked, her heart breaking.

Celestia looked up at her in surprise.

“No, not at all.” She said. “I was just worried you would regret it. I feel like I’ve abused our relationship and forced you to do something you weren’t really comfortable with.”

“Not at all.” Twilight said quickly. “I care about you Celestia and I could never regret being with you.”

“You mean it?” She asked, looking almost like a little filly that was hopeful she could go to the amusement park.

Twilight giggled lightly.

“Of course.” She said. “I certainly wasn’t expecting something like that when you invited me into your chambers, but it was a welcome surprise.”

“Well I honestly wasn’t expecting it to go that far.” Celestia said. “I wasn’t even expecting us to touch, let alone do what we did. Though I don’t regret what happened. I was just worried I’d used my position as your princess and teacher to force you to have sex with me.”

“No, I did what I did because I wanted to.” Twilight said. “Because I cared about you.”

She leaned closer to the princess.

“And because I was really aroused.” She whispered.

Celestia laughed.

“We both were.” She said.

“Celestia, I don’t find mare’s attractive in the slightest.” Twilight said. “But you….you’re different. I’ve never been so aroused in my life. The feel of your warm lips pressed against my own, your floral scent and kind demeanor. They drove me wild. They made me want to have sex with you…made me desire you.”

Twilight blushed. Just talking about having sex with the princess made her terrible embarrassed.

“Sorry.” She said. “That sounded kind of sappy again.”

“No, I thought it was beautiful.” Celestia said, bringing her face towards Twilight’s.

They both leaned forward, kissing passionately. Twilight inhaled deeply, taking in the princess’ floral scent. She jumped as she felt the princess’ hoof on her sex, squirming uncontrollably with pleasure as Celestia rubbed her little bud. They separated slowly.

“Are you sure you’re okay with this?” Celestia asked, pulling her hoof away from Twilight’s sex.

“Get in bed with me.” Twilight said. “I mean….if you want to…”

Celestia giggled softly. Twilight could be so cute! She got into the bed next to her and kissed her full on the lips. Suddenly Twilight broke the kiss and stood up. Celestia was about to ask what was wrong before she realized what Twilight was doing as she moved towards her womanhood.

“Princess, would you give me the honor of allowing me to pleasure you?” She asked softly.

Celestia nodded and she moved in, bringing her tongue into contact with the princess’ sex. Celestia squirmed as she licked her, almost losing control of her body as the feeling of Twilight’s tongue against her sex overtook her. Twilight drove her tongue into the princess’ body, expecting the worst. She’d never tasted pussy before but didn’t imagine it would taste very good. She was wrong. It didn’t have much of a taste, but the princess’ sex smelt strongly of that floral scent that drove her wild. She dug into the princess’ sex eagerly, inhaling deeply at each opportunity. Her own sex was begging for attention, but she ignored it.

Suddenly and without warning the princess grabbed her and turned her around she was on top of her and facing away from her. Twilight wondered what she was doing, but figured it out quickly as she felt the princess’ tongue assaulting her sex. She moaned and got back to her work, driving her tongue into the princess savagely. The feelings of pleasure were enough to make her pass out, but she couldn’t deny herself the exquisite experience. The princess driving her tongue into her sex while she inhaled the princess’ floral scent, and each time the princess moaned and she realized she was the one responsible for her pleasure, it almost pushed her over the edge.

Oh how she loved the princess. She loved everything about her. Her multicolored mane, kind but strong eyes, her soft warm lips… Twilight suddenly seized up, shaking violently on top of the princess. She expected the princess to stop and move her tongue away, but she dug in deeper, furthering her pleasure and intensifying her orgasm tenfold. She felt the princess’ sex tighten around her tongue as she too was brought to orgasm. Wanting her to experience the same intensifying orgasm, Twilight redoubled her efforts. Her efforts showed as the princess shook so violently it shook the entire bed. They both came off their orgasm’s together, both basking in the afterglow of what they’d done. Twilight turned around and pressed her lips against the princess’, tasting her own sex on the princess’ mouth. They separated slowly.

“H…how was I princess?” Twilight asked.

“You were amazing.” She replied, panting heavily. “But please Twilight, don’t call me princess.”

I’m sorry Celestia.” She said. “It’s just that your body is so perfect, it’s difficult for me to think of you as anything else.”

Celestia smiled.

“You always say just the right thing.” She said, kissing her quickly. “Now come. Join me for afternoon tea.”

Twilight and Celestia both got out of bed and cleaned up as best they could. Then they started on the long walk to the dining hall. One thing that wasn’t so great about living in the palace was that no matter where you wanted to go, it was always a long journey to get there. Soon enough they reached the dining hall and sat down to afternoon dinner. They ate mostly in silence, each stealing a glance at the other from time to time.

“Well.” The princess said, leaning back, her plate empty. “That was a nice meal. But I think I’ll turn in early. It was a rather busy day today.”

“Oh?” Twilight asked. “I was going to ask you, how was your meeting with the delegates from Eastern Providence? Were there any problems?”

“No.” Celestia said, not wanting to worry Twilight with such trivial matters. “Nothing I couldn’t handle. Goodnight Twilight Sparkle.”

“Goodnight Princess.” She said as Celestia left the dining hall.

She herself had finished eating, but her mind was on other things. She and Celestia had had sex…twice…in the same day! And she’d totally gotten behind on her work. One thing was for sure though, being with Celestia made her totally forget her work and troubles. She sighed as she got up and left the dining hall. She wanted to return to her chambers and go to sleep, but since she had had sex with the princess there, it would only serve to remind her of what had happened between them. Not that that was a bad thing, but she needed time to think. She sighed again. It wasn’t like she had anywhere else to go so she began the long walk back to her chambers.

As she rounded a corner she saw three guards talking to each other. She recognized one of them as the one that had walked in on her and Princess Celestia. She quickly retreated around the corner, listening closely to what they were saying.

“Are you serious?” The first guard asked in shock. “In her bed?”

“Yes.” The second guard said.

Twilight recognized him as the one that had walked in on them.

“So what were they doing?” The third guard asked.

“You know what they were doing, you dope.” The first guard said. “It’s obvious they’re lovers.”

“No way.” The third guard said. “There’s no way our princess is fooling around with Lady Sparkle.”

“Hey, you keep that under your hat.” The second guard said. “We can’t have rumors like that running wild. And even if it’s true, it’s none of our business.”

“Like hell it’s none of our business.” The first guard said. “They’re both mares!”

“Who cares?” The third guard asked. “They both care about each other very much and if they’re in love what right do we have to interfere?”

“No one’s talking about interfering.” The first guard said. “But – “

“No.” The second guard said. “Sticks is right. We have to make sure nopony hears about this. If they truly love each other we have no right to disapprove of them and spread rumors. We’re here to guard the princess, so we should also feel obligated to safeguard her reputation. Unless she does something illegal, the princess is always right. Understood?”

“Understood!” Sticks said enthusiastically.

The first guard grumbled in agreement.

“It’s a shame though.” Sticks said. “I was honestly hoping for a shot at Lady Sparkle.”

“Heh, like she’d even give you the time of day.” The first guard said, laughing. “What do you see in that pony anyway?”

“Have you seen her pussy?” Sticks asked. “It looks tight as all fuck. I’d give anything to fuck her.”

Twilight blushed at hearing this and closed her eyes, trying to keep absolutely silent.

“Well that pussy isn’t gonna be tight for long.” The first guard said. “Not after the princess gets through with it.”

“Enough you two!” The second guard said angrily. “I don’t ever want to hear you two talk about this again.”

“Hey, you brought it up.” The first guard said.

“I don’t care if I brought it up or not!” The second guard said. “As the princess’ guards, we have a responsibility to safeguard her reputation. I won’t…..”

Twilight backed away quickly, wanting to get out of there. She trotted down the hall quickly, deciding to take another route. Her face was burning up with embarrassment. It wasn’t the first time she’d heard a couple of guys talk like that, but she’d never been the subject of their conversation before. Let alone listened in while one of them talked about how much he wanted to fuck her. Guys could be so crude. But at least it seemed they didn’t want to make her and Celestia’s relationship public. She sprinted for the door to her chambers as she rounded the last corner, reaching it quickly. She opened the door and stepped inside, glad the day was over.

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Twilight had had a restful night. Her activities with Celestia had worn her out more than anything she’d done in the past ten months. She breathed in deeply, inhaling the princess’ floral scent that still remained on her sheets from the previous night. At first the thought of having sex with the princess made her almost pass out. But now just thinking about the princess’ smiling face brought on an intense heat in her nether regions. She found herself wondering if the princess was busy right now and hoping she wasn’t so they could have sex again. She gasped as she had that thought. But now that she thought about it, she and the princess were practically an item now. There was nothing wrong with asking her for sex, was there? She groaned as she got out of bed. She walked to her bedroom door and stepped outside into the hallway.

Where could the princess be? It was early morning, so she was probably working on the reports in her office. Twilight started in the direction of her office, her nether regions burning with desire. After a short walk she found herself standing in front of her office door. Was it really right to go in there and ask the princess for sex? It just seemed so….direct and crude. The past few times they had had sex, there were no real words spoken between them. It was like a mutual knowing of the other’s needs. Her sex tingled with desire just thinking about the encounters. She couldn’t go on like this. She either needed to get the guts to go in there and ask the princess for sex or head back to her chambers and hoof off. The prospect of trying to solve this problem on her own was not appealing. She was so aroused it was difficult to walk. She sighed and opened the door slowly.

“Yes, I’ll meet with them later today.” Celestia said to a pony in robes.

She looked up from her desk.

“Ah, Twilight Sparkle!” She said enthusiastically.

“You may leave.” She said, turning to the robed pony.

“Hi princess.” Twilight said, walking up to her desk.

They waited for the robed pony to leave before beginning their conversation.

“How are you doing today?” Celestia asked.

“Umm, fine I guess.” Twilight said. “It’s just that…well….”

There was a moment of silence between them as Twilight thought of a polite way to say it.

“What is it Twilight?” Celestia asked.

It was no use. She couldn’t come up with any other way to say it.

“Celestia I was just wondering if maybe…we could…you know…….have sex again?” She asked, blushing furiously.

“Now?” She asked in surprise.

“I don’t want to push you into anything.” Twilight said. “But I’m so unbelievably aroused….”

Celestia looked down at her in sympathy.

“I had no idea you had such a strong sex drive.” She said.

“I don’t.” Twilight said quickly. “In fact I’d never had sex before in my life before I had sex with you. I never even thought about it. But every time I think about you and I, I get so aroused and uncomfortable.”

“I had no idea you lost your virginity to me.” Celestia said. “That’s so sweet. Since sex is a very new thing to you, your sex drive will be hyperactive for a few days. Perhaps even a week. It happens to all mares. I can help you through it, but you’ve got to understand that not only is my sex drive not in a hyperactive state, I’m also a lot older than you and my libido isn’t what it used to be back when I was a young mare like you. I can’t physically have sex three or four times a day like you need. But I can pleasure you.”

“Oh no, no, no.” Twilight said quickly. “That’s fine princess.”

“Celestia.” Celestia corrected.

“Right, sorry.” Twilight said. “I’ll wait till you’re ready. I could never ask you to have sex just for my sake. But I do have another issue to bring up.”

“I’m more than willing to help you.” Celestia said. “Let me know if you change your mind. But what is this other issue?”

Twilight was tempted to tell her she’d changed her mind and wanted sex right then, but she restrained herself. Celestia wasn’t just some regular old pony like she was. She was a princess. She should feel beyond lucky Celestia was even interested in her.

“Well…it’s about us…” Twilight said, pushing her other thoughts aside. “We haven’t talked about how we want to handle this.”

“Whatever do you mean?” Celestia asked.

“What I mean is, how are we going to keep this secret?” Twilight asked.

“Who said I wanted to?” Celestia asked.

“Well I…wait…what?” Twilight said, confused.

Celestia laughed.

“Twilight, I’ve been a princess for over a thousand years.” She said. “There’s very little you can keep secret from the public. There are servants and guards and advisors running around the palace on a constant basis. At best we could keep our relationship a rumor. But rumors have the unfortunate tendency of mutating into something else. More often than not, the rumor becomes more damaging than the truth could ever be. So I’d prefer to put all rumors to rest and tell the truth now before word of this starts spreading across all of Equestria.”

“But Celestia, what could be more damaging than the notion that you’ve taken a lowly pony from Ponyville as a mate?” Twilight asked. “And another mare no less? Aren’t you afraid it would ruin your image?”

“Oh Twilight, you worry too much.” She said, leaning down and nuzzling her gently. “I’ve ruled Equestria for far too long to be overthrown over something like that. And if some bureaucrats think less of me, that’s a small price to pay to have you by my side.”

“Oh Celestia…” Twilight said softly, nuzzling against her affectionately. “I love you.”

“I love you too Twilight.” She said, pulling back from the embrace. “Now why don’t you go visit your friends in Ponyville? It’s been a few weeks hasn’t it?”

“But my duties…” She protested.

“I can take care of them for you.” Celestia said. “Now go.”

Twilight smiled up at the princess as she concentrated on her magic. In mere seconds she was transported to the front of her old library home. She brought a hoof up to her head. Despite doing this many times before, she’d never been able to do long distance teleportation without ending up with mild dizziness in the end. She was still aroused, but it was manageable. So long as she didn’t think about Celestia too much, she’d be fine. She looked around Ponyville thoughtfully, wondering where her friends would be. Who should she visit first? She thought of each of her friends, but had a hard time deciding. Well, what the heck. She’d go visit Rarity first. Her mind made up, she turned and started heading in the direction of Rarity’s boutique.

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Rarity had been working hard all day. These dresses didn’t just make themselves after all. Suddenly she heard the door ring and she sighed. Another customer was here to distract her from her work. She looked up from her work and smiled widely as she realized who it was.

“Twilight darling!” She exclaimed, coming from around the counter and giving her friend a big hug. “It’s been far too long.”

“Hi Rarity.” Twilight said, pulling away from her. “How are things going? Busy as usual I assume.”

“Oh if you only knew.” She said, almost complaining. “But enough about me. How’s life in the royal palace going? It’s a wonder you come visit us normal pony folk at all anymore.”

“Oh Rarity, it’s not like that.” Twilight said. “I really enjoy the company of friends like you. The palace life can get boring from time to time.”

“And what about the princess?” She asked. “Is she teaching you all sorts of new magic? It must be nice having a personal tutor.”

“Oh yes.” Twilight said. “The princess and I are getting along swimmingly.”

“Just between you and me Twilight, I’d love to live at the palace but at the same time I don’t think I could live with the princess like that.” She said. “It must be difficult keeping up with all the formalities.”

“It’s not that bad.” She said. “The princess and I are rather informal when we’re alone.”

Rarity cleared her throat nervously.

“Twilight, there’s something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about.” She said. “Will you join me upstairs?”

Rarity started heading up the stairs, not waiting for an answer. Twilight followed her quickly, not sure she really had a choice. Rarity led her into her bedroom. Once they were both in the room, Rarity closed the door behind them. She walked over and sat down next to Twilight.

“Twilight, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about this for a long time.” She began. “Ever since you’ve moved to the palace I’ve missed you so much. I’ve had our other friends, yes, but I’ve always had a sort of special connection to you I couldn’t explain. I didn’t really understand it until you moved away.”

Twilight listened intently as she found the words to express what she was feeling.

“I’ve always really liked you Twilight.” She continued. “We don’t have a lot in common but as soon as you moved away I realized that my liking of you wasn’t as….innocent as I had always thought it to be. What I mean to say is, I care about you Twilight, perhaps more than another mare should.”

Twilight’s eyes widened at hearing this. Rarity had a crush on her? Oh this wasn’t good!

“Well, I uhhh…..” She said, not quite knowing what to say.

Rarity turned away from her, looking down at her hooves.

“I shouldn’t have said anything, but I thought you had the right to know.” She said. “But it was rather stupid of me, thinking you could like another mare like me.”

“No, it’s not that Rarity.” Twilight said suddenly, wanting to comfort he friend. “You’re a lovely mare. It’s just that I’m…well….seeing somepony else right now…”

Twilight could have slapped herself right there. Why did she say that? Oh this was NOT going well!

“Really?” Rarity asked, her ears perking up. “Who?”

Oh God. The one question she couldn’t answer.

“I…can’t tell you.” She said. “We sort of want to keep it secret.”

“Twilight, if you can’t come up with a convincing lie, then don’t try.” Rarity said, hurt.

“I’m not lying!” She exclaimed. “And if I weren’t seeing her, I might just be interested.”

“Oh please Twilight.” She said. “You – already in a relationship? I….wait….her?”

Twilight blushed and cursed herself, realizing her mistake.

“So you’re attracted to mare’s too?” She asked. “I had no idea. You have to tell me who it is!”

“I wish I could Rarity, but I can’t.” Twilight said.

“Oh but you simply must.” She said insistently. “I can keep a secret.”

“Yeah, you and everypony else.” Twilight said, rolling her eyes.

“I promise I won’t tell a single soul.” Rarity said. “Pleeeease?”

“Alright, alright.” Twilight said. “But you have to keep this under your hat.”

“I promise.” She repeated.

Twilight sighed heavily.

“The princess and I have…well….gotten a bit….closer recently.” She said.

Rarity couldn’t help it. Her mouth was hanging open in shock.

“Twilight, do you mean to tell me that you and the princess…..?” She asked, almost breathless.

Twilight nodded slowly.

Rarity felt weak in the knees hearing this. She walked over to her sewing table and leaned against it for support. She was breathing quickly, not quite knowing what to think.

“So you and the princess are having…” She said. “Oh god, you had better not be teasing me.”

“I’m not!” Twilight said indignantly. “I wouldn’t tease about something like this.”

Rarity stood upright again, no longer needing the sewing table for support.

“How did this all start?” She asked. “Who admitted it first? I can’t imagine you telling the princess something like that.”

“I didn’t.” Twilight said. “She actually admitted her feelings to me.”

“And what did you say?” Rarity asked.

“Actually she didn’t really tell me outright.” Twilight said. “She sort of…well….kissed me.”

“Oh my.” Rarity said, feeling weak in the knees again. “And how did you respond to that?”

“I kissed her back.” She said.

“And then what?” Rarity asked, eager to hear the rest of what happened.

“We kissed for a long time.” Twilight said. “Then things got a bit more…serious…”

“How serious?” Rarity asked.

“Very serious.” She said, grinning widely.

“Serious as in serious serious or just serious?” She asked.

“Serious serious.” Twilight said.

“So you actually…?” She asked.

“Yes.” She said.

“You had sex?” Rarity asked.

“Yes.” Twilight said.

This time Rarity felt her front legs collapse and she laid down on the floor as gently as possible. She couldn’t believe what she had just heard. Twilight and the princess had had sex!

“You okay Rarity?” Twilight asked.

“Yes, I’m fine.” She said. “I can see why you didn’t want to tell me. Twilight, this can’t get out. Can you imagine what would happen if everypony learned of you and Princess Celestia?”

“Celestia plans on making it public.” Twilight said. “She says if we don’t that rumors will spread that might be even more damaging to her image.”

“That may be true Twilight.” She said thoughtfully. “But if even a mature sophisticated pony like myself has a hard time taking news like this, can you imagine how other ponies are going to take this?”

“I see your point.” Twilight said. “But we can’t have wild rumors being spread.”

“I hope everything turns out okay.” Rarity said, sighing deeply. “There are some ponies that will disapprove of your relationship not only because you’re not royalty, but also because you’re both mares.”

“Is that really a problem?” Twilight asked in concern.

“Why no, but some ponies are really against that sort of thing.” She said. “In fact, that’s an understatement. Some ponies HATE any mare that likes another mare.”

“They would hate a pony just because she likes mares?” Twilight asked. “I was more concerned about Celestia’s image because she was with somepony who wasn’t royalty.”

“Well, that’s an issue too.” Rarity said thoughtfully. “Some ponies think it dilutes the royal family. But since you and Celestia can’t exactly…well…reproduce, that’s not really an issue here. But I’m sure some ponies will think it’s wrong of the princess to be with you because you’re her student. They’ll think she’s abusing her position as your teacher.”

“That’s ridiculous.” She said.

“Well of course it is Twilight.” Rarity said. “But we’re intimately familiar with the situation. Somepony on the outside might jump to that conclusion. That’s why when the princess announces your relationship, you’ve really got to step forward and make it clear you really want to be with her. I know you’re not timid like Fluttershy, but going out into public with the princess and standing proudly as she announces you’re a couple would be hard for anypony. You can’t shy away and treat her like your teacher and princess. You’ve got to stand united together in this decision, otherwise the public will think she’s pushing you into it. And that would be more damaging to Princess Celestia’s image than anything.”

Twilight gasped.

“I see what you mean.” She said.

“When is she making the announcement?” Rarity asked.

“I’m not sure.” She said.

Suddenly the doorbell rang. This was strange since the shop was open. Both Rarity and Twilight walked down the stairs quickly, wondering who it was. They opened the door to find no one outside. When they went to close the door, Twilight noticed a piece of paper attached to it.

“What’s this?” She asked, pulling the paper off with her magic and reading it.

Her face portrayed an almost pained expression.

“What is it?” Rarity asked, taking the paper from her and reading it herself.

“Oh my.” She said.

“Oh my is right.” Twilight said. “Celestia is calling an announcement meeting tonight at eight o’clock!”

When the princess called an announcement meeting, nearly everypony in Ponyville would show up to hear whatever it was the princess had to say.

“Do you think she’s planning to announce your relationship tonight?” Rarity asked.

“I don’t know of any other news of consequence that she’d need to bring to the attention of the public right now.” Twilight said worriedly. “I’d better go talk to her.”

Suddenly there was a bright flash of light and Princess Celestia appeared before them instantly. Rarity gasped and bowed quickly.

“Princess.” She said. “Welcome to my boutique. What can I do for you?”

“I’m here to see Twilight.” Celestia said. “Follow me please Twilight. I need to speak with you alone.”

“It’s okay Celestia.” Twilight said. “Rarity knows.”

Celestia raised an eyebrow. Rarity blushed profusely.

“Well I had the feeling you’d tell your friends once I said I was going public.” She said. “So tell me Rarity, what do you think of the idea of Twilight and I as a couple?”

“I think it’s wonderful princess.” She said. “If it makes you and Twilight happy, then I’m very happy for you. You shouldn’t let public image stand in the way of true love. If you two truly love each other then you should be together, even if it isn’t very fashionable right now.”

“Finally a pony with some sense.” Celestia said. “You choose great friends Twilight. Now, do you have a speech written out or are you just going to play it by ear?”

“Oh.” Twilight said in surprise. “Well I wasn’t planning on writing anything out. What we have to say is pretty simple, right?”

“True, but this is a difficult subject.” Celestia said. “But if you think you can manage without a script, that’s fine too. I just don’t want you to be too nervous.”

“Nervous?” Twilight asked, suddenly a lighter tone in her voice. “Impossible. Not if you’re with me.”

Celestia laughed.

“Oh Twilight.” She said. The little unicorn could be so cute!

Rarity suddenly cleared her throat, reminding the other two ponies that they weren’t alone.

“Well…” Celestia said, coughing lightly. “We should really get going now. Shall we head to the library?”

“Sounds good to me.” Twilight said happily.

“Well I’ll be seeing you two around later then.” Rarity said, relieved that the awkward situation was over.

“Of course.” Twilight said as she and the princess walked out the door.

They attracted a lot of attention walking down the streets of Ponyville like that, but no one really bothered them. They were both used to this sort of behavior. Most ponies didn’t want to get directly involved with anything pertaining to royalty. They kept up a fast pace, quickly reaching the library. Twilight rang the doorbell and the door was quickly answered by a surprised Spike.

“Princess Celestia?” He asked in surprise.

“Hi Spike.” She said. “May we come in?”

“Of course!” He exclaimed, stepping aside and letting them walk in freely.

“How’s it been going Twilight?” He asked. “Living at the palace and all?”

“It’s great.” She said. “You been keeping yourself busy lately?”

“Meh, not too much.” He said. “The library isn’t frequented as much as it should be.”

“Truer words have never been spoken.” Celestia said. “Everypony seems to have lost interest in books nowadays. It’s quite disheartening.”

“Uh, yeah.” Spike said nervously.

“Spike, can you go make us some tea?” Twilight asked.

“Sure thing.” He said, making a hasty retreat to the kitchen.

Celestia laughed.

“He’s such a cute little thing.” She said. “You must miss him.”

“Yeah….” Twilight said, trailing off.

“So, shall we begin studying for your next lesson?” Celestia said suddenly.

“Sure!” Twilight exclaimed.

She was always eager to learn. It was one of the things Celestia liked most about her. She liked her smile and charm and was impressed by her intelligence and vast knowledge in nearly all things. Twilight ran over to a nearby bookshelf and pulled several books out with her magic.

“Here it is!” She exclaimed. “Now where is the one about light illusions….?”

Celestia smiled warmly at her prized pupil. Just being there with her made her day a hundred percent better. She found herself looking at Twilight’s haunches and snapped her eyes away quickly, surprised by her sudden desires. It wasn’t often she lost control of herself like that. Oh, but it felt soooo good just thinking about her. Her soft folds pressing against her own. The way her left eye twitches as she moans. Celestia shook her head suddenly. There was a time and a place for such thoughts, and this certainly wasn’t one of them.

“Darn it!” Twilight said in frustration. “It isn’t here! I must have taken it with me to the palace. Shoot!”

Celestia walked over to her and put a hoof on her shoulder. Twilight looked up at her in surprise.

“It’s okay.” She said. “Remember the teleportation identification spell I told you about?”

“Of course.” Twilight said. “It allows you to identify items from long distances in order to transport them. But I don’t know that spell and you said it was difficult to learn. Perhaps you could transport it here for us?”

Celestia shook her head.

“I want you to try it.” She said. “It is a difficult spell and I know you’ve never even tried it before, but I have faith in you. You can do it.”

Twilight looked up at her in determination.

“Tell me what to do.” She said.

“Close your eyes.” Celestia said.

Twilight closed her eyes and sighed deeply, relaxing every muscle in her body. She knew the routine well. It was standard procedure with most complicated spells. Celestia once again found herself looking at her body and she cursed herself. This wasn’t the time for that! But she couldn’t help herself. Twilight looked so cute and innocent just sitting there waiting for instructions. Her faithful little student. She could so innocently bring her mouth into contact with hers. She wouldn’t even realize it until it was too late. And then they’d be there, kissing passionately in Twilight’s living room. The door could open at any moment and anypony could walk in on them. Spike could come from the kitchen with their tea and witness the lust-filled scene before him. The thought of it sent chills down her spine. But she resisted all these urges deep inside herself and cleared her throat quickly.

“Concentrate on your study in the palace.” She said. “Walk past the gardens and make your way up the long-winding staircase. When you reach the top, go through the door. Don’t try to open it. Just go through it. Tell me what you see.”

“My study.” Twilight said simply. “It’s dark. There aren’t any lights on.”

“Do you know where the book is?” Celestia asked.

“Of course.” Twilight said indignantly, almost breaking her concentration. “It’s in reference section L.”

“Walk over to it.” Celestia commanded.

Twilight complied, going over to the reference section and finding section L.

“Do you see it?” Celestia asked.

“Yes.” She said simply.

“Good.” Celestia said. “Now concentrate on it very intently, then imagine it and yourself here.”

Twilight struggled with the magic. It was difficult to keep up this level of magic for an extended period of time. Normally she would have given up by now, but she didn’t want to disappoint Celestia. She pushed forth all her magical abilities at once and focused on the book. Then she pictured herself there in her library with the book. Suddenly the book appeared a dozen feet away from her and crashed to the ground.

“Very good Twilight!” Celestia gushed, quite proud of her student.

Twilight blushed. But soon she was in all out academic mode again.

“Why did it appear over there?” She asked curiously.

“It takes time and practice to learn how to rematerialize items at a very specific location when using an identification spell.” Celestia explained. “But you did very well for your first try! I don’t think even I did that good the first time I tried.”

Twilight felt that familiar warm feeling deep in her heart as she heard Celestia’s praise. Celestia was proud of her! It was such a rush…such a wonderful feeling. She never got tired of it. She looked up at Celestia expecting to see a teacher and mentor and instead saw something else. She still saw that aspect of her yes, but there was something more now. She saw a friend…someone she cared for and loved very much. And she also saw a very attractive mare. She blushed as those thoughts came to her mind. Suddenly Spike came into the room from the kitchen carrying a tray of tea.

“I’m back!” He said enthusiastically. “What did I miss?”

Twilight laughed at the little dragon.

“Not much.” She said. “Princess Celestia and I are going to be studying for the next few hours. Will you be okay in your room while we study?”

“Sure, sure.” He said, walking towards the stairs. “I know the routine. Make myself scarce. Enjoy your study time.”

“Thanks Spike.” Twilight said, smiling happily.

“So were shall we begin?” She asked, turning to look at Celestia.

Celestia smiled as she grabbed the light illusions book with her magic, happy in the realization that their scholarly relationship had remained unchanged.

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Many hours passed. By the time Twilight realized the light was dwindling it was already thirty minutes to eight.

“It’s time to get ready Twilight.” Celestia said, nuzzling her student affectionately.

“I can’t believe it got so late all of a sudden.” She said, smiling up at her. “You’ve been helping me study all day. You must be tired.”

“Yes.” Celestia said. “But not too tired if you know what I mean.”

They both laughed.

“I would certainly hope not.” Twilight said, standing up. “We still have a long night ahead of us.”

Celestia stood up as well.

“Celestia?” She asked, looking up at her.

“Hmmm?” She said, yawning.

“I…” Twilight started. “Oh, forget it….”

“What is it Twilight?” She asked. “Whatever it is, I want you to tell me.”

“Well I…I don’t know if I want to tell everypony about us.” Twilight said, looking down at her hooves. “I’m worried what everypony will think of us.”

“Don’t be worried.” Celestia said reassuringly. “Some may have a bad reaction to it at first, but it will eventually all blow over and everypony will accept the fact that you’ll always be by my side. I think the general opinion will be one of surprise and everypony will feel a little weird about it at first, but it will get better in time. The main thing is that we prevent any wild rumors from spreading.”

“Well…what about my friends?” Twilight asked.

“Twilight, you’re very good at choosing friends.” She said. “I’m sure they’ll all understand.”

“Well, I guess you’re right.” Twilight said, looking up at her.

“Now come.” Celestia said. “We must make our way to the announcement podium.”

Twilight followed her reluctantly as she stepped outside and started heading towards the announcement podium.

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The crowd was making quite a ruckus. It wasn’t often an announcement meeting was called and everypony was eager to hear what the princess had to say. Twilight wanted so badly to hide behind Celestia and sink away, but she remembered what Rarity had said and stayed beside the princess with a proud look on her face. Everypony was accustomed to seeing them together by now, so the little purple unicorn at the princess’ side wasn’t too abnormal. Eventually nearly the entire population of Ponyville was gathered in front of the podium, just waiting for Celestia to speak. Once everypony had quieted down, she began her speech.

“Welcome everypony and thank you for coming to this announcement meeting.” She began. “I have called this meeting to announce news of great joy. As most of you are probably aware, about a year ago I requested that my star pupil Twilight Sparkle come and live with me at the palace so that she could receive daily personal lessons on the use and implementation of unicorn magic. She has been a very faithful student, putting forth great effort in attempting to master each and every element of magic I’ve tried to teach her. And she has done exceedingly well, far surpassing any expectations I may have had of her. She is a true prodigy.”

Celestia took a break from her speech, allowing the information to sink in with the crowd. Twilight looked around. Nearly everypony was staring at her. It made her a little nervous, but she looked up at Celestia and all that nervousness melted away. Celestia took a deep breath and continued.

“Twilight and I have become exceedingly close this past year.” She said. “I’ve come to tell you all that after many years of being single, I have decided to take another mate. I have fallen in love. I didn’t expect it to happen, but love is funny sometimes. It sneaks up on even the most powerful among us. I’ve fallen in love with the most intelligent, beautiful unicorn I’ve ever laid eyes upon. My most faithful student and closest friend, Twilight Sparkle.”

A quiet chatter rose up amongst the crowd as the information sunk in. Twilight found her voice and began to speak.

“I’ve always cared for Princess Celestia.” She said. “She was my princess and mentor. But we eventually realized we had feelings for each other…feelings that went deeper than a teacher and student relationship. I’m not sure what I did to deserve her attention, but I’m so glad to have gained her love and affection. I don’t feel like I deserve it. But I love her with every fiber of my being. I’d do anything for her, and I know she’d do anything for me. I want to make it clear that I don’t want or expect any special treatment. I’m not royalty. I’m just a lowly old pony from Ponyville. But I’ll do my best to try and be worthy of our princess’ love. I hope you don’t think ill of us, but even if you do it doesn’t change anything. We love each other and intend to spend the rest of our lives together.”

The crowd was virtually silent. You could hear a cough here and there, but other than that nopony dared make a sound. Suddenly a loud voice rang out from the crowd.

“Whoooooo! Go Princess Celestia! Go Twilight! Whoooo!!!” The voice said.

Twilight looked out into the crowd and saw Pinkie Pie jumping up and down like a maniac. Her other friends were around her and they quickly followed suit, cheering for them as well. The crowd caught on slowly, cheers ringing out from various places in the crowd. Soon enough, nearly everypony in the crowd was cheering them on, shouting out their best wishes. Some ponies remained silent while others just left, but they were in the minority. Twilight smiled and looked up at Celestia, who smiled back at her before craning her neck down and kissing her full on the lips. The cheering got louder as they kissed, reaching its pique as they separated.

“Thank you everypony.” Celestia shouted over the crowd. “It means a lot to us to have your support. We will indeed be happy together.”

Celestia whispered something to the royal guard standing next to her, who quickly pulled up a chariot. By then the crowd had died down and had begun to disperse. Pinkie pie and the rest of Twilight’s friends were making their way to the front of the podium.

“Wow, you and Princess Celestia!” Rainbow Dash exclaimed. “That is like so awesome!”

“Ya sure do know how to drop a bombshell on us, don’t ya Sugarcube?” Applejack said, smiling warmly at Twilight.

“Twilight is going to have sex with Princess Celestia!” Pinkie Pie shouted. “Or have they already done it? How do two mares have sex anyway?”

“Pinkie Pie, please!” Rarity exclaimed in disgust. “That’s just crude! I’m sorry about her, but you know how she is. I wish you both good luck.”

“Twilight, I’m so happy for you.” Fluttershy said softly. “Oh and you too princess.”

“Thank you all for your support.” Twilight said. “You guys’ opinions are all I’m really concerned about. In all honesty I was worried what you guys might think of us.”

“Oh come on Twilight.” Rainbow Dash said. “You’re happy, right? That’s all that matters to us.”

“Yeah, it don’t matter you’re both mares so long as you care about each other.” Applejack said.

“It may not be my cup of tea so to speak, but I support you two nonetheless.” Rarity said, smiling.

“Thanks guys.” Twilight said, looking up at Celestia.

“Yes, thank you.” Celestia said softly. “But we do need to get going now. We have a lot of things to do back at the palace.”

“Ooh!” Pinkie Pie exclaimed. “Naughty Naughty!”

Applejack cringed and punched her.

“Hey!” She exclaimed angrily.

Celestia and Twilight laughed as they turned towards the chariot. They got on speechlessly.

“Now y’all keep comin’ around here, ya hear?” Applejack said to Twilight. “You may be the princess’ err…mate and all, but don’t let that stop you from spendin’ time with yer old friends.”

“Of course not Applejack.” She said as the chariot got underway and lifted off into the sky.

“Bye bye Twilight, Princess Celestia!” Pinkie Pie yelled after them. “Don’t stay up too late! It’s bad for your health!”

Pinkie pie dodged as Applejack tried to punch her again and Twilight laughed. Her friends were almost out of sight by then and she looked up at Celestia and smiled.

“I have some good friends.” She said, sighing deeply.

“You sure do.” Celestia said. “But Pinkie Pie sure isn’t afraid to speak her mind, is she?”

“Yeah, sorry about that princess.” Twilight said, blushing. “She’s just being Pinkie Pie.”

Celestia laughed.

“Oh, no need to apologize Twilight.” She said.

Twilight looked forward, enjoying the breeze running through her mane. It was then that something occurred to her.

“Celestia, why did we take a chariot?” She asked. “Couldn’t we have just teleported back to the palace?”

She noticed as Celestia visibly cringed.

“I was hoping you weren’t going to ask me that.” She said. “But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised you did. You’re my most faithful student after all. Why we took a chariot you ask? Well, let’s just say I have a surprise for you.”

“A surprise?” Twilight asked. “For me?”

“Yes.” Celestia said. “I was hoping you’d only find out about it after we went past the palace, but I guess now is as good a time as any to tell you where we’re going. We’re going to my private estate.”

“Private estate?” She said in surprise.

“Yes.” Celestia repeated. “I use it when I want to get away for a few days. Very few ponies know where it’s located. Just a few trusted guards and servants.”

“I see.” Twilight said.

They were approaching the palace, but instead of turning and heading for the entrance they continued on. Twilight looked back towards the palace as they passed it. It soon became so small she could barely see it. She turned around and looked forward again. They were approaching a tall mountain with a large alcove in its side. Twilight peered forward, sticking her head out the side of the chariot, trying to get a better look at it. The alcove housed a giant waterfall next to a very large house that rivaled the size of the palace itself. The waterfall flowed into a slow moving stream that continued on through a lush green area in front of the house and through the most beautiful garden she had ever seen. The estate didn’t look old, but the architecture wasn’t like anything else Twilight had seen before. She instinctively knew it was old.

“Wow.” She said aloud as she allowed what she was seeing to sink in all at once.

“It’s beautiful, isn’t it?” Celestia asked.

The chariot approached the house slowly, touching the ground gently as they landed in front of the door. Celestia stepped off and Twilight followed. It was now that she was able to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the architecture.

“H…how old is this place?” Twilight asked in amazement.

“Oh Twilight, always so observant.” Celestia said. “It’s been restored so well and so many times, not many ponies would know it’s old. Most would just think it’s unique. To answer your question, this house was built a thousand years before I was forced to use the Elements of Harmony on Luna.”

“Is it really that old?” Twilight asked, her voice suddenly filled with glee. “Does it have a library?”

Celestia laughed as she and Twilight stepped through the door.

“It does.” She said. “And the books are just as old.”

Twilight followed Celestia as she walked through the front door.

“Wow….” Twilight said. “This is amazing!”

“Yes.” Celestia said, laughing. “It’s modeled after an eighteenth century Victorian manor.”

“Victorian?” Twilight asked. “What’s that?”

Celestia sighed, suddenly looking very deflated.

“You don’t know very much about pre Equestrian history, do you?” She asked.

“I’ve never even heard of it.” Twilight said. “Pre Equestrian? You mean there was something before Equestria? Wasn’t that like millions of years ago?”

“No.” Celestia said. “In fact it was only a few thousand years ago. But let’s not get into that right now. I suddenly feel very tired.”

Twilight followed Celestia upstairs and down several long hallways until they reached a door. Celestia opened it and went through with Twilight following close behind.

“This is the room I sleep in during my stay at my private estate.” Celestia said. “You’re welcome to sleep here with me or we can set you up in another room. I understand if you’re not comfortable sleeping with me yet.”

“No, no this is fine.” Twilight said.

She got into bed next to Celestia and looked over to her. Her teacher looked very tired.

“Celestia, what’s the matter?”

“Hmmmm?” She asked. “Oh, it’s nothing. Whenever I come here I suddenly feel so old and tired. Do you know what it’s like to be burdened with thousands of years of memories Twilight? Do you?”

“No, I don’t.” She said.

She leaned over and kissed Celestia gently on the cheek.

“But you’re starting a new chapter in your life.” She said. “With me.”

Celestia smiled at her.

“You have such wisdom for a mare of your age.” She said. “I’m very proud of you Twilight.”

She turned away from Twilight and laid down properly in the bed.

“Goodnight, my faithful student.”

“Goodnight Celestia.”

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