My Dear Twilight,
Yes, she was a wonderful mare, and I miss her terribly. Maybe someday in the future we can sit down over some of these hay fries and hay shakes that I have heard some little fillies talking about. I believe that she would be very happy with how Equestria turned out, even if she would be disappointed in me.
No, you do not have to go out of your way for me, in fact, I am just so very happy that you sent me a letter in the first place. However, if you felt alright doing so, I suppose having your friends write to me would be acceptable. Perchance the experience of knowing your friends would swell this building fire of joy I get when I think of you? I oft find myself in the midst of nightmares where Nightmare Moon has taken over my body once again, and suddenly there you are, horn blazing like a beacon in the darkness, beckoning me into the light, showing me the way home. I gallop as fast as my hooves can carry me away from the encroaching terror, until I am safe by your side, your muzzle on my neck and telling me I am safe.
Silly is it not? To fear something like this when it should have been bested? But I fear that even with my teddy by my side the terror remains. Some princess, huh? Do not tell my sister, but I do not believe that I am worthy of being a princess anymore. Not after how weak I was. Sometimes I wish to just be a Unicorn, or even a Pegasus, is that so wrong of me?
That burning warmth of your friendship is the only sign that I am not beyond hope. That someday I may once again be able to hold my head up proudly and proclaim I am the Princess of the Night. I would dearly love for you to see me upon that day, perhaps at my side as an advisor, but certainly as my best friend.
Pardon, I have reread what I wrote, and must admit I am in a bit of a foul mood tonight. I believe that it is because I had one of those very nightmares last night. It troubles me to allow myself to be so perturbed by them. But let us return to your letter, and better times than those dark and fell dreams.
As you can see, yes. Yes, I did view them.
Oh I do hope that Celly can recreate that image for me to see. You as a little filly with large rimmed glasses snuggling into her chest while the two of you read a book, while those two mares are nearing the panic threshold as they stare at you two with huge white plates of eyes.It strikes me as a rather adorable memory and mental image.
I believe it was because you treated her much like any adult, rather than any type of grand deity. That and your natural affinity for magic.
I feel that he would be honored to be named after such a personal and important meeting for you, however it is not my place to tell him. I remember the legend you write of, and it is a wonderful tale in and of itself. I am more than happy to share secrets with you, and I promise to not tell a soul.
You do realize that I will have to see if I can get Celly to go into one of those castles, correct? If for no other reason than to see her bouncing about like a filly on sugar. Tell Miss Pie I shall endeavour to capture the image for her, to attach to the drawing she sent in when she was a filly. You should have told the others about the imagery, it would have been a wonderful laugh for everypony involved.
Is that why the guards spend a few nights a month polishing a little wooden stand in the main hall? I had thought it a long abandoned information kiosk. More than a couple of them asked when the new one was coming, I can only imagine they're talking about a filly scout to take your place. Perhaps I should stop and purchase some of their cookies, as I am told they are rather good.
Do not regret the lack of that one badge, for you have earned it several times over in the past few months. If you could show me the sash you are talking about, I would appreciate it. I believe that it would be a good visual into your childhood. I do hope that you can find time to stop by and talk outside of the Gala, it would be pleasant to talk to somepony on a more informal level than I am forced to do with all the others that come through the castle.
It certainly does sound like you are prepared for quite the evening with your friends and the Crusaders. This tent sounds like a wonderful investment, and I do hope that you enjoy it. Is the transparency part adjustable? I ask because the sunrise may come earlier than you are expecting.
I do not believe that you are destined to be alone Twilight, for there is someone that holds you deep in their heart, waiting for the slightest hint that you may be interested. Some subtle clue that they are worthy of your affections, so that they may make your fantasies come true. You may even know this pony, and not realize their developing feelings for you. It sounds to me like you know what your vision of love is, and I can only hope I am able to see it come true before your very eyes.
I was just wondering, do you have any of those romantic dreams they write about in some of those books Celly hides under her mattress? For example a quiet meeting under the stars, where it is too dark to see the other. They lean in close, whispering forgiveness for the weakness of their own heart before stealing a soft, tender kiss. Afterwards, they disappear into the night, and all you have to go on is the love of their kiss, and the sweet, tender voice ringing in your ears.
Now I do not mean to pry into your personal life, but I must admit to being rather curious.
The party in our pajamas sounds like a rather lovely idea, but I could not ask your friends to spend an entire day on me like that. They all have their own lives, and jobs, it is nice of you to offer, however, I do not think it would be such a good idea.
I will remember the part of asking her should the need arise, Applejack seems like a most delightful friend.
I understand if you do not wish to learn about your parents currently, however if you should ever need a pony to listen to, or support you when you do need to know. Just remember I am but a letter away. I will always be willing to support you, my heroine.
History is a wonderful way to see the ebb and flow ponykind, showing were the turbulent patches are, and how to avoid them in the future. Yes, the first hoof accounts are always the most thrilling, as they just shine with the flavor and life of that time. Literature and history seem to blend so harmoniously when one takes the time to look back upon them as a reflection of their time. It amazes me that ponies of this age view the time one thousand years ago through something of a idyllic filter.
I have picked up the books of J.R.R. Coltien's famous series, as well as a few tales of King Arthur and the Stallions of the Round Stable. I hope that I will enjoy them as much as everypony has suggested that I will.
After having one of my nightmares last week, I took a chance to visit a local art gallery, and must admit that there are some true wonders on display there. I know that my minor ventures into the art world would never measure up to any of the works I saw. One I viewed was a dazzling display of Canterlot against a starry sky, I believe the artist was Nicked Ear. Apparently he earned that name in a rather tragic tale, which I hope to find in one of the art history books Celly has picked up for me.
You can feel so much emotion in some of those paintings that it takes one's breath away, and carries you back to experience what they felt. Perchance one day I may learn enough to do justice to the rich tapestry they have created for me to work from. Sometimes I wonder if my work on the night sky is not but a pale reflection of their works, but then how could they have been so inspired by it to create their own wonders? I smile when I consider that they may enjoy my humble art enough that some pony out there is adding it to their works as the night enveloped the world.
The flowers were a rare moonlight lily that grows on the north peaks of the mountains. I saw them before I was imprisoned in the moon, and knew that I wanted to see them closer when I returned to Equestria. I am just so happy that Celly liked them.
Do not be overly concerned about the list, I merely wish to know more about the local establishments, and which ones to avoid. Thank you very much for sending it.
Why does your description of the Cutie Mark Crusaders put me on edge? I do hope that they live up to, or exceed your expectations of them, but I hope most of all that they continue to live happy lives.
Yes, that is the valley I was talking about. As for the humans, I do not know, even back then they were not but legends and fables. I wonder though, they only mention Meghan and her siblings, are there not more? Perhaps there was once a glorious civilization of them, before being brought to the trio that the legends tell tale of. Or they may have been nothing more than simple pony tales.
I am sure that it would be more fun if you asked questions about the past Twilight, for we may gloss over a topic you wish to delve more in depth. For us it may be fond memories, but for you it would be new and interesting. So I suppose that it would be best for you to interact with us as we review our history.
You have a rather romantic perspective of things at times Twilight, I must say that it is a very beautiful and creative mind that can shape some of these fantasies. A harvest festival, yes that sounds wonderful. With the harvest moon lighting the area, and all the hard work done for most of the year, all the ponies could partake in the events. Perhaps we could even have a bounce castle that we can convince Celestia to give it a chance.
I wonder if Ms. Dash and your other friends would care to join Celestia and I at the main table during the opening banquet of the Grand Galloping Gala. I am told that there will be several parties that would enjoy the company of you and your friends. Perhaps they could reign in Ms. Dash's fanfilly tendencies.
Celestia and I will be sending in our requests shortly, I believe that Rarity has the natural talent that we need for our dresses. Maybe during the fitting, if you are not preoccupied, you could give me a tour of Ponyville. I am afraid that I missed out of most of the village when I visited after the Nightmare Moon incident.
Your humbleness is a good trait, however doing so much is a disservice at times. It is very well that you see the good of your friends, and that they support you in what you do. Sometimes however, one must stand on her own four hooves and brave the world, knowing that their friends are ready to catch them if ever they fall.
If you ever need somepony to point out your best features, then all you need to do is look towards me and I shall always show you how you shine to my eyes. As the moon basks the sleeping world in the reflection of the moon, so would I shine your light to all of Equestria. Perhaps you might wish to send your journal entries to see a publishing company.
I would never back out of our prance, I have even learned a few of the new steps so I do not embarrass us by sticking to the old-fashion prances. I believe that it shall be a most enjoyable evening for us both. As for Fluttershy, yes I do believe that holding our private conversation prior to including her would be the more polite route to go. I hope we do not disturb her enjoyment of the gardens.
Celestia mentioned that your birthday is coming soon, and that it is traditional for friends to give gifts. If you would enjoy it, I could purchase one for you and give it as a gift. I would be more than willing to research the type you require and everything, so you would not have to concern yourself over it.
Indeed, I have captured the few memories of the moon that I can recall upon canvas. I would dearly love to show you sometime. I believe that it would be incredibly beautiful, but there would be a sight that would capture my attention far more. I shall tell you of it while we prance upon the moon, I promise.
Thank you always,