Twilight Sparkle continues to cry with her head buried within her arms as she lies upon the ground. No matter how much she wants to stop, she can not...not after everything that had just happened to her.
No pony can understand what this little lavender unicorn is feeling right now. Every creature and pony that they gathered to battle the Darkness...refuses to fight, all because some old dragon says it is hopeless.
But this is not the main reason why Twilight is crying. Her own friends, the ones she cares for and loves so much, have betrayed her; They refuse to believe what she has seen in her dreams...and would rather flee than stay and fight for their home.
Twilight knows what she has seen is real, but now she is all alone...with nothing but her heart broken, and the magic of friendship gone. She is all alone; she has lost her home, her family, and now her best friends to the Darkness...or the fear of the Darkness.
"W-w-why?...*sniff*...why...?"She mutters to herself as she sobs with such a heavy heart, "
Twilight Sparkle cries continuously, with no signs of stopping. Now all alone and with nothing left, she no longer cares and will only await for the Darkness to come and take her.
As she keeps her head buried and sobs still, she can hear the hoof steps of somepony approaching her. They soon come to a halt...right in front of her.
An unknown pony now stands before Twilight, staring down at her gently. Finally, he speaks to her softly, "Why ever are you crying?"
Twilight wants whoever it is to go away and leave her alone. She refuses to look up or even say anything to him; She just keeps her face hidden and asks him to leave, "P-P-Please...g-go away. I want...t-to be alone."
"But...why? Why would you wish for that?" He asks in a hushed tone.
Realizing that this stranger is not going leave, Twilight pulls her face out from her soaked arms, but still does not look up at him, "Because...*sniff*...because my friends...they..." tears continue to flow down her face, "I don't have...any friends...*sniff*...anymore."
The mysterious pony brings his hoof to Twilight's mane, and gently strokes her hair gently, "That cannot be true..."
While Twilight did not know this pony...nor did she really enjoy having him stroke her mane like that...it brings her some comfort...so she allows him to continue,
"No..." Twilight mutters weakly, "They don't care about me..."
"I am sure they do...and are worried about you..."
Twilight shakes her head with her eyes now closed, as more tears run down her face, "Just...please leave me alone!" She begs, "I want...*sniff*...to be alone...because...*sniff*...I am alone."
"No Twilight...you are never alone..." The stranger says softly, which makes Twilight's ears to perk up upon hearing him say her name, "I told you...I would always be with you, and never leave you alone."
Twilight gaspes a little once she hears those words...which were spoken to her some time ago, by a certain special pony. She musters up her strength and moves her gaze up from the ground to the pony before her.
A small gasp escapes from Twilight's lips, as she is in complete surprise and shock to see who is standing there. He is a brown stallion with a horn and great wings. The color of his eyes are yellow, and are looking down into her own, smiling warmly.
"C-C-Courageous...?" Twilight mutters to the alicorn.
He gives a light nod and smiles at her, "Yes, Twilight. I am here...like I promised I would be."
The emotions Twilight feel now have gone from a deep sadness, to that of happiness. As tears form in her eyes once more, she leaps up from where she sits and throws her arms around Courageous's neck. He hugs him tightly, while sinking her face into his soft coat.
Courageous Heart is surprised by this action, but at the same time is happy to be with her again. He sits upon the ground and wraps one foreleg around her to hold her steady and close as she weeps into him.
"C-C-Courageous...I..." Twilight tries to speak, but finds herself unable to continue.
"Shhh...it's okay, Twilight. I am here for you.I am here for you," the brown alicorn whispers softly to her as he comforts the little lavender pony.
Sniffing a little, Twilight holds onto him and spends a while finishing any crying she has left; Whether it is of sadness that was brought upon her, or the happiness she has found again in this wonderful stallion she now holds close to her.
Both Twilight Sparkle and Courageous Heart sit in the grass side by side, underneath the beautiful starry sky, enjoying the company of each other. Twilight has finished her crying and wipes any remaining tears away. It took some time, but she is ready to speak again.
“I am so happy to see you again, Courageous. I’ve missed you…so much,” Twilight says as she smiles warmly at the stallion sitting next to her.
“As am I, Twilight. I have missed you too,” He gives her the same smile in return, “I only wished it would have been sooner…and you had not been hurt.”
Twilight feels sad once again; The last time she was with him, it was so perfect. Yet now, she has just finished her painful sobbing, and feels like a complete mess in front of him.
Twilight looks away, but soon feels a wing wrap around her gently. She gasps lightly, but soon smiles when she turns back to see Courageous doing all he canto comfort her.
“Please don’t cry anymore, dear Twilight. I am sorry you were hurt, but all that matters now…is that you are here, and I will do anything…” The brown alicorn smiles warmly, “…to see you smile again.”
Twilight blushes at his words and rests the side of her face against his shoulder, wishing to remain as close as possible to this wonderful pony who has been so kind and caring to her, even in this dark time.
Courageous smiles and keeps his wing around this blushing unicorn, wanting to have her close, safe, and warm as the cool breeze blew through the fields they sit in.
“Yes, Courageous?” She asks.
“I wish to show you something…something I have been wanting to show you...for some time.”
Twilight gently moves her face off his shoulder and looks up into his eyes, smiling a little, “What is it?”
Courageous shakes his head and smiles, “It is something I cannot explain with words. It is for your eyes to see, my dear Twilight.”
The lavender unicorn feels excited...although she wonders what he is going to surprise her with; She can already tell it is going to be special. This mighty stallion has already given her so much, and Twilight is truly looking forward to whatever it can be.
Courageous rises and turns to the south, and smiles at Twilight, “Please, follow me…” He asks politely.
Twilight gets up, rushes over to him and walks alongside him, to wherever it is he going to take her.
As they walk across the valley of grass and flowers, Twilight can see nothing in front of her for miles. It feels as if he is leading her nowhere. Worrying that they may be lost, she turns to him.
“How much further is this place you speak of, Courageous?”
The alicorn stopps and turns to her, “We are here.”
Twilight raises an eyebrow and looks around...and sees nothing but an endless meadow, “I…I don’t understand…”
Courageous gently places his hoof upon her shoulder, “This is your dream, Twilight. All you need to do is close your eyes, focus, and you will be where your heart desires.”
Twilight smiles and does just that: She closes her eyes and focuses carefully. After a brief moment, she reopens her eyes...and gasps to what she sees in front of her.
Both she and Courageous are somewhere completely different: She is now standing in larger meadow, but with fields of white lilies scattered all around them. There are birds chirping and fireflies glowing. A lake is just down a small pathway that they both stand upon. The stars sparkle brightly and the moon shines down upon this place...that is a true sight to behold.
“Oh…My!” Twilight gasps as all that she sees before her and becomes speechless; No words can truly describe this magnificent place. She has created a paradise for herself, and for a very special pony to share it with.
Courageous is so happy to see her smiling with such joy in her heart. Twilight looks up at him and smiles; She can find no words to thank him with for what he has given her.
The great brown alicorn can see she wanted to say something, but knows she needs not to. All that matters is her happiness, in a place she herself created out of her own heart.
Twilight smiles warmly at him, but then sees him gallop a little ahead of her and into the fields of white lilies. He turns around to look at her...and with a smile on his lips, he gently motions her with his head to follow him, wanting her to enjoy all that she sees around her.
With great excitement, she trots towards him and into the fields. Soon, they both begnn to frolic through the flowers, with such joy and laughter. First, Courageous chases her as they move through these flowers that smell so wonderful, and soon he gets ahead of her and she follows happily.
Eventually, Courageous reaches the top of a small hill and looks down to see the path again, leading to a bridge standing over a tiny stream. He smiles at this, but as he turns around, Twilight leaps at him and tackles him gently. They both end up rolling down the hillside, while holding onto each other, laughing the whole way down. Once they reach the bottom, Twilight is laying on top of the great stallion. They both blush and smile warmly.
Twilight eventually gets up off of him and helps him up; They are having so much fun together. Smiling, they both continue down the pathway side by side, only closer than before. The little unicorn is so amazed with everything she sees, in this place she created for herself and Courageous.
The two ponies arrive at the bridge, that is covered in white lilies, and walks up it and to the middle. Twilight looks off from the side and stares down at the little stream below. She notices small amounts of fish swimming merrily.
Courageous feels so happy seeing her like this, and turns his sights on the flowers all around them. They are all alike, but he soon spots one that is much different than the rest. He wants to give it to her, for it is the perfect one.
Twilight finishes watching the little fish in the stream, and looks back at Courageous, only to see him picking a flower with his teeth. She gasps and blushes when he brings it to her and holds it for her to smell. Twilight smiles and sniffs the flower...blushing at the sweet scent coming from it.
Courageous moves the flower from her nose and gently places it within her mane; Just at the side of her head, right next to her right ear. Twilight blushes more at this; She feels so pretty with a beautiful flower in her hair.
Once he finishes, Courageous steps back a little so that he can look at Twilight, and all her beauty. The blushing lavender pony looks into his eyes, and flutters her eyelashes at him, causing him to blush as much as she is.
Twilight and Courageous stare into the other's eyes and move in to nuzzle their cheeks with each other. The feeling that they can feel warms their hearts ever so. The wind blows pleasantly and many of the flowers are picked up and fly all around them.
Soon, Twilight returns to his side as she and Courageous walk off the bridge and continue on down the pathway. As they stroll, they can see the flowers moving through the warm wind; The fireflies and birds flying all over...and the stars shining ever brightly for the happy couple.
Twilight smiles again as both she and Courageous reach the lake; The reflection of the moon shines upon the calm water. There is a nice,grassy patch just near the shore, and the smiling alicorn walks her to it.
Once they reach the lake, both Courageous and Twilight sit down upon the grass and stare out into the lake. Twilight scoots closer to him and leans gently against him, sinking the side of her face into his soft coat, with her head just underneath his chin.
Courageous wraps his wing around her and holds her close as they cuddle. As the wind blows and the stars shine, these two happy ponies stay ever so close together, wishing this moment to last forever.
As she remains close to him, the blushing Twilight Sparkle can hear his heart beat, moving at the same pace as her own. At that moment, she can finally see what she is feeling in her heart...towards him; The very thing that she could not explain before, is finally loud and clear to her.