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"Could you tell me a story, Miss Princess?"

Celestia blinked, looking back at the young purple filly standing in the doorway.

"Twilight! What are you doing out of bed?" Celestia asked, gazing at the small unicorn with a frown.

A grey royal guard gave a small cough, and motioned to the filly. "She said that she could not fall asleep, Your Highness. She would like you to tell her a 'bedtime story.'"

The small unicorn smiled, her eyes sparkling. "PLEEEAAAAASE Miss Princess? My Mommy always tells me stories before bedtime. She says it helps me to have good dreams."

Celestia stared at the young filly, whose coat suddenly changed into a purplish-blue, and mane to a light cyan. She sprouted tiny wings, and donned royal jewelry.

"Tia, could you consider telling me a tale tonight?" the Alicorn asked, her sweet smile seeming to warm the room.

"Sister, I am frightfully busy at the moment..." a white Alicorn sporting a pink mane sighed, using her magic to levitate a small purple quill and important document. She was in her room, comfortably resting on heaps of sheets and pillows, all delicately arranged by her uncanny sense of neatness.

"But TiiiiiiiiaaAAAAaa! You promised!" the foal wailed, her honeyed smile disappearing in an instant as she stormed into the room. "Yesterday you said that today you would tell me about the Elephants of Armony! You said that EVERY princess should know about them!  Did I mention that you PROMISED me?"

The older Alicorn sighed, and put her quill down, patting her hoof on a spot next to her on the bed. "Well, I DO always say that ponies should keep promises..." she said, giving a small smile. "Come and sit, little moonbeam."

The smaller princess cantered over to the bed, hopping in happily. She snuggled into the soft blankets, making for herself a warm nest next to her sister's body. After she finished, she looked up at the larger Alicorn with expecting eyes.

"Well for one thing, they are not called the Elephants of Armony." The elder Alicorn explained, " They are the Elements of Harmony, and are very beautiful gemstones that hold the powers of friendship."

"Powers of friendship?" the small princess inquired, shaking her head, "How can friendship kill bad guys?"

The pink-maned princess rolled her magenta eyes with a smile. "You'd be surprised what friendship can do, little moonbeam. It brings ponies together, unites them for a greater cause. That is what 'kills the bad guys.' The Elements hold many condensed emotions and qualities from ponies who lived very long ago."

"What does condensed mean?" asked the younger Alicorn, laying her head against her sister's white wing.

"It means a whole bunch of things packed together into a small space. That was how the Elements were created. Very loyal ponies poured their qualities of trustworthiness and dependability into the ruby that now is the Element of Loyalty. Very generous ponies transferred their unselfishness and charitable qualities into the amethyst that is now the Element of Generosity. The same thing goes for all the of Elements. It's also why only ponies with those qualities can unlock the gemstone's powers."

"Ohhhh. And that's us, right? We're the only ponies who can do that magic stuff with the Elephants!"

"Elements. And yes, you are right, little moonbeam. You are Honesty, Generosity, and Laughter, and I am Kindness, Loyalty, and Magic. Together we will wield the Elements against any evil that befalls Equestria... but for now, we still must learn more about the amazing gemstones, and delve deep into the emotions and ancient memories within."

The 'little moonbeam' frowned, gazing at the fire crackling in the fireplace, wisps of orange and red dancing among the embers and tinder. "You mean I'll have to STUDY?" she groaned, putting a hoof over her face.

"Pfft, well then! I guess I'll just have to handle the Elements myself! I'll get no help from you when I defeat all the 'bad guys'!" the white Alicorn scoffed, trying to suppress a laugh as she stood up and walked towards the door, holding her head high.

"NO! Tia waaaaiiiittt!!!" cried the cyan-maned filly, jumping out of the bed and clopping after her sister on tiny hooves. "I'll study! I'll learn everything!"

The white alicorn spun around, picking up her sister with her magic and snuggling her close. "You better!" said the princess, tucking the small filly under her wing. "Now come along, it's time for bed."

The tiny alicorn struggled, moaning "But I don't want to go to bed! I am the princess of the night, am I not?!"

"Yes, you are. But even night princesses need their sleep, and you need to be up bright and early to begin studies tomorrow," the white alicorn explained, moving at a fast trot down the hall of the castle in which the two sisters lived in. Ornate stained glass windows lined the walls, depicting battles of long ago and triumphs of ages past. Reaching a large set of doors carved with the moon and stars, the sun princess opened them, walking inside to find a night-themed room littered with toys small and large.

She set the struggling filly down upon the soft, night black sheets of the filly's bed. "I told you about the Elements, just as I promised. Now you need you keep your end of the bargain and go to sleep. I promise I will make studying tomorrow as fun as I can."

"Fine..." the little moonbeam said with a yawn as her sister used her magic to pull the sheets up to her head. "Tia...?"

"Yes, little moonbeam?"

"Even though mommy and daddy are gone, I'm still happy because I have the best sister ever. I love you, Tia..."

Celestia blinked as the filly once again transformed. Her wings withered away, her mane became a dark purple, and her coat melted into a dark lavender.

The white Alicorn was once again in her own bedroom, with her quill still floating above a paper in a swath of magic.

The filly was awake, and standing expectantly at her door, along with a royal guard.

"Miss Princess? Are you going to tell me a story? Please? You're very quiet," said the unicorn.

Celestia smiled, and patted a pillow beside her. "Come and sit, Twilight. I would love to tell you a story."

The unicorn smiled in glee and cantered over to the pillow, resting her flank upon it. "What's the story about? Heroes? Adventure? Buried treasure?"

Celestia shook her head. "I'm going to tell you about the Elements of Harmony, very powerful magical stones."

The filly's eyes widened, and she smiled once again. A warm, familiar smile. Celestia's heart lurched as she looked deep into those innocent, deep eyes. Luna's eyes.

"Thank you so much, Miss Princess! It feels just like I'm at home with my mommy. She tells me stories about magic stuff too," said the unicorn.

Celestia felt a warm tear of both sadness and familiarity slide down her cheek as she smiled back at the filly. "Twilight?"

"Yes, Miss Princess?"

"Call me Tia."
Well, here's the best fanfic I've ever written.
I really like the sisterly bond between Luna and Tia, it reminds me of the sisterly bond between me and my sisters. Perhaps that is why I like those two princesses so much.

Please, comment on what you think, and tell me if you find any grammatical errors.
Thank you for reading. :)
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icecream5678 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2015
cute story, i love it  Naruto Uzumaki (Thumbs Up) 
BreezeAria Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is so adorable. The show doesn't delve deep.enough into Lulu and Tia' s fillyhood. To be honest. I could see this working as an animation, or at the very least, as a comic.
Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Cute story!
MagicCreatorK Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a sister too, so I can relate to you, and to this story. I love how Celestial sees so much of young Luna in Twilight. It's so sad. I would miss MY sister if she was in the moon for a hundred years. 
ReyTiger8866 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hmmmmhmm  i feel meh about this fan fiction but overall i loved it :) (Smile) 
crystalcat501 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
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TobyandMavisforever Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
That is absolutely beautiful. Twilight reminds Celestia of Luna.
Reiusa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful...:iconwipetearsplz:

Can't wait till you make a video on Rainbow Dash or Applejack's parents!!:icontwilightclapplz:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you
Reiusa Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome~:iconsmile-luplz:
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MinecraftMusic75 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Yes Miss Princess?"
"Call me Tia."


Awwwwwwwwwwwwww :3
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
limbf21477 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aww! One of the cutest fics I've read in a while!
And for me, that's saying something! :dance:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! Thank you!
What particular part was your favorite?
limbf21477 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I liked every bit of it, but if I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the "Elephants of Armony" part. SOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fireheart885 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This was cute :D The solar Empire is where i'm at, but Woona was ADORABLE! Thank you for making this.
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No prob! XD I'm more of an Equestrian Unity person myself. I like both Celestia and Luna. :)
Thank you!
fireheart885 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm. I just like Celestia because she saved th universe from Nightmare moon, and without the sun, we'd all die, so... XD
ZetaRarity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great fanfic. :)

Forget the trollestia stuff in the fandom and especially forget the *shudders in annoyance* Molestia in which most of its fandom enjoys bugging Celestia about in most fanart cuz itz sexy (*pukes a bit*)

Why not Cutelestia with Woona?? Seriously most of the shit I've found were " Molestia, Molestia, and oh yeah Trollestia too (*facepalm*).

I'm glad I found this fanfic. :D
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ugh, I know what you mean.
I hate the trollestia and molestia stuff.

I'm so glad you like this fic, I wanted to show people that Celestia is a good pony.
AmericanGirlArtist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwwwww! That is so touching, I might just cry
ColorCoatedArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was very sweet. It really gives ya a warm feeling. :)
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it did. :aww: Thanks!
RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
That was a very nice story.
I thought the way you wrote Celestia and Luna interact was really cute.
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :3
I really love writing about them interacting. It's kind of easy because I have two little sisters, and I kind of use their personality to model little Luna's personality. :)
ardashir Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is a very sweet piece of work. I really love fan stories and art that shows Celestia and Luna being good to each other.
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think LR and SE should band together to form the Equestrian Unity. :)
The people in LR and SE are nice enough, but I do not like listening to their bickering over which princess is better. :( This conflict is really dividing the fandom.
ardashir Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This conflict is really dividing the fandom.

That and a dozen others like should steamier material be allowed or not, the role of mature material, etc. Unfortunately these sorts of silly squabbles are a part of belonging to fandom, I'm sorry to say.

Which is why seeing works like yours is such a joy. Please keep on making more!
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thank you once again. :) I will most certainly be writing more things like this, perhaps even a song! :P
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So do I. I really despise the way the Lunar Republic and Solar Empire are treating each other. I like the idea of the princesses ruling together, as they do in the show. :)
Argofinkal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
The groups themselves are OK, being cordial with each other and whatnot, only their favorite princess differs... there are some fanfics, though...

I really don't like the vast majority of them, unless it's one of those parody ones where the "NLR" and the "SE" are Lulu's and Celly's overly dramatic way to refer to... I dunno, their pieces in chess, or some made-up faction used to justify "coups" or "strikes" against each other with water balloons and food fights. Those are the kinds of things I support.

(Sure, sibling rivalry is expected and familiar disputes abound, but to actually come to their division in such a way seems rather extreme and is often done poorly.)
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes they are, though sometimes members of NLR and SE get a bit extreme with their beliefs. :P Most of the time, they are nice, though. :)

I do like the parody ones with Lulu and Celly's over dramatic ways. XD Those are fun, and remind me of my sisters and I.
ardashir Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I stay out of that business myself; and yes, I like the idea of both Princesses reigning together.
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