[FEELS][RGRE] Celestia Talks to Statue-Anon

Oct 13th, 2016
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  1. Prompt:
  2. >A Alicorn that tends to the statue of her lover and talks to it endlessly and promises he'll get better and that they'll travel the world together some day.
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  6. -Celestia-
  7. >"Princess?"
  8. >You jump at the sudden voice and nearly spill your tea.
  9. >You tear your eyes away from your Beloved and turn to meet the intruder.
  10. >Twilight Sparkle stands in the doorway, a classic "Twilight" look of confusion and curiosity on her face.
  11. >She takes a few hesitant steps inside and peers around the immaculate room.
  12. >She looks over the enormous bed (enormous by pony standards, anyway), frozen in time under a glowing stasis field.
  13. >If one were to look closely at the unmade bed, one would see a deep imprint on one side, made by a body that has spent an unnaturally long time in bed.
  14. >She glances at the clothes dresser (glowing much like the bed) with foreign articles of clothing spilling out over the edges; clothing that hasn't been seen or used by any other race in centuries.
  15. >She passes over piles of preserved books, and gadgets, and all kinds of photos that line the walls and sit on almost every available surface.
  16. >Pictures of you and your Beloved, of course.
  17. >Finally, her eyes rest on the centerfold of the room.
  18. >The thing that ties the room together.
  19. >No, not the rug.
  21. -Twilight-
  22. >It's a statue.
  23. >An incredibly detailed statue.
  24. >A bipedal figure is crouched down on its knees, steadying itself with one hand and reaching out with the other.
  25. >Its clothes are ruffled and ripped, its hair is messy, and it's missing a shoe.
  26. >It's face, though, is what makes it look so life-like.
  27. >The face is twisted into a mournful, pleading expression.
  28. >When you get closer, you can see tiny twin rivulets of stone tears running down its cheeks.
  29. >This moment in time captured in stone was clearly one of great loss.
  30. >It looks like it's begging somepony not to go.
  31. >You cannot bear to look at it for very long.
  32. "Princess, what is this?"
  34. -Celestia-
  35. >You put down your saucer and cup, and make sure that your Beloved's is left undisturbed by his feet.
  36. >He used... he always chides you when you spill on the carpet.
  37. "This, Twilight, is my Anonymous."
  38. >You stroke his leg fondly.
  39. "He's been with me for so long... longer than any pony I know, except for Luna.
  40. >Twilight's ears flop down and she doesn't say anything; you suppose she must have too many questions and doesn't know where to begin.
  41. "I can tell you ALLLL about him, Twilight, if you promise that Anonymous and I remain a secret."
  42. >You giggle at the sudden memory of Anonymous and you dodging the paparazzi way back.... ago.
  43. "Could you imagine how the press would react if they found out I had a mate? Oh, they'd just have a field day with it! I'd nev- We'd never hear the last of it."
  44. >You lean in close to your student who, for some reason, takes an uncertain step backward.
  45. >You know that Anonymous can cut an intimidating pose, so you try and reassure Twilight with a wink and a mischievous smile.
  46. >"P-princess?"
  47. >Twilight speaks slow and clearly.
  48. >Is she really that afraid of your partner?
  49. >Really, now; he isn't THAT intimidating.
  50. >"You know that that's a... a... STATUE, right?"
  51. >You giggle and stand up, and you walk around to the front of the statue to get a better look at Anonymous' face.
  52. "Oh, I've said the same thing. Pale, smooth features... chiseled cheek-bones..."
  53. >You smile and boop your Beloved on the nose.
  54. "He's a real charmer, isn't he?"
  55. >You turn to Twilight and she looks... worried.
  56. >Why would she be worried?
  57. >Is it becau-
  58. >"No, Princess. That's a statue."
  59. >You don't know why, but you can feel your heart start to pump a bit harder.
  60. "No, Twilight," you state with conviction, now starting to get a little bit upset at your student's attitude, "This is Anonymous."
  61. >Twilight moves towards Anonymous.
  62. >"Prin-"
  63. "He's a little sick right now, Twilight." you snap, taking a possessive step towards your lover, "And I don't think he wants to be bothered right now."
  64. >You turn to face your Anonymous and cup his cheeks with your hooves, gently stroking his face and gazing into his eyes.
  65. "He's... he got ill."
  66. >Twilight doesn't say a word, and you continue.
  67. "It was something from his world. Kan-serr. He said that it was untreatable here in Equestria, but that was a lie."
  68. >You don't hear the sound of retreating hooves on carpet.
  69. >You don't hear the click of a door quietly being shut.
  70. >"It was a lie," you mutter to yourself reassuringly.
  72. -----------
  73. epilogue
  74. -----------
  76. -Celestia-
  77. >You've been staring at Anonymous for... you don't know how long.
  78. >He looks so gaunt, now.
  79. >You don't know when he started looking this way, but you try your best not to bring attention to it.
  80. >Stallions are so sensitive about their looks.
  81. >Your tea is probably cold by now - Anonymous will be so upset that you wasted his favo-
  82. >The door behind you swings open, hitting the wall behind with with a loud slam.
  83. >"Girls, now!"
  84. >Twilight?
  85. >Your vision turns white as a wave of pure rainbow envelops you and Anonymous.
  86. >What are the Elements doing here?!
  87. >You try and raise your wings to shield your lover from whatever it is your student is doing, but you feel paralyzed.
  88. >You feel absolute horror pool deep in your belly when your Beloved begins to glow.
  89. >What are they doing?
  91. >They're going to KILL him!
  92. >They-
  93. >"Celly?"
  94. >......
  95. >What.
  97. -Twilight-
  98. >You've never seen Princess Celestia cry until now.
  99. >She's sobbing like a little colt, cradled in the arms of.... whatever it is that Anonymous is.
  100. >The creature looks so much different than it did in the statue.
  101. >Its hair is cleaner and thicker
  102. >Its face has smooth skin instead of wrinkles
  103. >Those weird bulges in its flesh are all gone too
  104. >You and the girls share a look at leave
  106. -Good End-
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