Princess Molestia: Dark Side of the Moon Part 1
Nightfall sheltered the land of Equestria. The only ponies to be found awake at this hour were those that prepared the morning; such as young colts delivering the newspaper to the homes of their neighborhood, or milk delivery ponies. The other figure awake at this hour was Princess Luna, though her presence often went unnoticed. While she had established good relations with her subjects during the previous year's Nightmare Night, she seldom found the chance to find somepony to keep her company during her reign over the night. How could she though? Most ponies were still asleep at this hour, aside from the rowdy type who spent their lives at various night clubs, or those who were up to illicit activities. Thus, Luna spent most of her nights alone, silently keeping watch over her sleeping subjects for any danger that might befall them.
Another notable pony awake at this hour would be her older sister, Princess Celestia, ruler of the day. Although the term awake might not be the best way to describe her early in the morning. The double doors of the royal dining hall opened, with two guards leading in a very groggy alicorn. She was still dressed in her nightgown and her flowing sparkly mane was in unkempt curls as she walked. She made her way to the far end of the table and took her seat, dropping her head down in a huff. A servant pony with squinted eyes and a long thin moustache trotted close to her and bowed deeply as he greeted her. "Ah, good morning, your majesty!"
"Meh..." the princess responded. She didn't mean to be so dismal to her staff, but she was far from feeling social at this hour. When her alarm had sounded this morning, she had groaned so loudly upon waking up that her guards had poked their heads in to make sure she was okay. She was definitely the opposite of a morning pony, despite the fact that she was responsible for getting them started every single day.
The servant chuckled at her disgruntled reply. "I sense that your majesty is in dire need of some coffee this morning."
"Oh you have no idea, Zi! I can barely keep my eyes open."
"Well then, let us see if we can remedy your ailment." The servant Zi grasped a small cup from the cart and set it on the table. He then poured a stream of dark brown elixir into the cup. The princess let the aroma fill her nostrils as she picked her head up and smiled. Once he had stopped pouring, she levitated the cup with her magic up to her lips and took a small sip. The hot and bitter drink poured down her throat, its warm essence already beginning to melt away her grogginess.
"Mm, it's delicious." She declared, licking her lips as she delighted in the vanilla aftertaste coating her tongue. The mixture of its hot temperature and rush of caffeine began to bring a sense of perkiness to the princess. "I feel better already."
"Wonderful! It wouldn't do to see a weary princess attempting to lift the sun over our heads." She nodded her head as she took another sip. "But of course, caffeine can only do so much for your highness. You will also need a full stomach." He placed a large covered dish on the table, and unveiled her breakfast for that morning.
"Ooh, pancakes!" she beamed at the large stack in front of her. "Which flavor?"
"Your favorite of course: bananas." Zi told her as he poured a layer of maple syrup atop her scrumptious breakfast.
"Yummy!" Rather than wait for Zi to make the first cut into the stack, the princess took matters into her own hooves. Levitating a knife and fork to the stack in front of her, she sliced a large chunk for herself and brought it towards her mouth. Zi made sure to properly place an assortment of freshly prepared fruit dishes around her as the princess happily ate her pancakes. He then placed a copy of the Daily Equestrian by her plate. "I am so glad you enjoy them. Will there be anything else that her majesty needs this morning?"
She swallowed her first bite and began to cut another piece as she turned towards him. "No thank you; that will be all."
"Well then, I shall leave you to enjoy them." Bowing his head, he backed away and trotted towards the exit door.
Princess Celestia sat quietly, eating her banana pancakes while she looked over the front page of her newspaper. ROYAL COUPLE RETURNS FROM HONEYMOON IN APPLEOOSA COUNTRYSIDE the headline read. Below was a large picture of her niece, Princess Cadance, alongside Shining Armor, her new husband. The colt had shed his usual guard uniform and was sporting a trendy set of sunglasses and brightly colored polo shirt, while his wife wore a sunhat and dress from Hoity Toity's latest line of summer clothing. The two ponies looked to be the very image of happiness, as Shining Armor had a hoof wrapped around her shoulders; Cadance sat down beaming at whoever was taking their picture. "Good for them." She said to herself as she browsed through the main article. "They really deserved a happily ever after; especially when their wedding came so close to a disaster." She levitated a few grapes towards her mouth when a guard entered the room and approached her.
"Excuse me your highness, but Princess Luna is outside the door. She has requested an audience with you."
Celestia turned her head towards the guard with a mouth full of fruit. "She should know she doesn't need to ask for that. Send her in!"
The guard nodded his head and made his way back towards the door. They immediately swung open, and in cantered the dark princess of the night. Her dark blue mane wafted from her head much similar to her sisters as she moved. A smile formed on her face once she drew closer to Celestia. "Good morning, sister!"
"Ah, good morning Luna." Celestia greeted her younger sister before taking another sip of her coffee. "What brings you here so early? I usually don't see you until I'm ready to raise the sun."
Princess Luna took a seat diagonally from the sun princess. "That's actually why I'm here. In the mornings I only see you once you're in front of our subjects. It's only for our duties that we see each other, and then I'm off to bed. I thought it might be nice to visit with you before we appeared in public."
"Oh, that's kind of you." She lifted her forelegs up into her bunched up mane, making light of her unruly appearance after just waking up. "Well, here I am: Princess Celestia before she's ready to face the day. What do you think?"
Luna took in an eyeful of her sister and began to laugh. "If this is you just waking up, I'm rather jealous. Even with your mane in such a state, you're still quite a beauty."
"Oh, don't try to flatter me; I'm a mess. Would you like some fruit?" Celestia asked, sliding the plate towards the younger alicorn, turning her head back towards the newspaper.
"Ah, that would be lovely." Luna lifted a strawberry with her magic into her mouth. "Could I have the illustrated humor portion of that, if you don't mind?"
"You mean the funnies? I didn't know you read those." Celestia flipped through the pages of her paper and pulled out the page of cartoons for Luna to read.
"Yes, I actually find them quite humorous; especially the one about the young colt who talks to his stuffed tiger. It's so adorable!" Luna smiled as her eyes scanned through the panels, until she caught something that made her frown. "I don't care for the one with the fat cat who eats lasagna, however. Honestly, how does anypony find it amusing?"
"Oh, I know what you mean." Celestia took another swill of her coffee. "Actually it's kind of funny, if you read it a certain way."
"Really? How so?" Luna asked, a puzzled expression on her face.
"Twilight showed it to me one day. You have to take the cat out of the comics and just read it with the colt by himself."
Luna looked back down at the newspaper, and put her hoof over the correct parts of the panels she was reading. Her frown quickly turned into a giddy smile, before she burst out laughing. "Oh, my goodness! The colt appears as if he's talking to himself! How silly!"
"See? It's actually really funny without that awful cat."
Luna beat her hoof against the table during her spell of laughter, accidentally knocking over the plate of fruit onto the floor. "Oops, I suppose I let myself get carried away." She said, still giggling. "I'll get it." Stepping out of her seat, she lowered her head to right the plate up, and pick each piece of fruit off the floor with her mouth.
That's strange. Princess Celestia thought to herself while watching her sister. Why isn't she just using her magic to clean up the mess? Luna turned herself away from her sister to pick up some grapes that had rolled the other way. Her dark rear end now faced Celestia, who averted her eyes for a moment, but then found herself drawn back to the sight before her. She noticed that Luna's tail was raised slightly, exposing herself to her sister behind her. She fought every temptation to tell her sister to show some modesty, not wanting to embarrass her in any way. Why on Earth is she...?
"Tia...?" Luna asked suddenly, turning her head and glaring at her sister.
"Wha-? What?" the white alicorn asked, snapping out of her thoughts.
"Were you... staring at my rump?"
"I was staring at you, and your rump happened to be facing in my direction."
"Well, why were you staring at me?" She asked accusingly, now turning her hindquarters away from Celestia's view.
"I just thought it was strange how you chose to clean up; Seems like it would make things easier for you to just use your magic."
"Oh, right... well, that's because I'm tired! Yes, watching the night can be truly exhausting, and I simply haven't any strength to use anymore magic for today." Luna raised a hoof to her mouth and stifled a very large yawn. "Oh my, I should be getting some sleep soon. Are you about finished with breakfast? I'd like to get the moon lowered so I can retire to my chambers, if it's not too much trouble."
Princess Celestia looked back at her half-eaten pancakes. "Oh, yes of course! Wouldn't want the citizens to wake up without a sun. They'll probably assume the worst aga-!" She looked at her sister's pained expression and reconsidered finishing her sentence. "Well... it'll look like I'm shirking my duties." She quickly devoured what was left of her pancakes and finished her coffee to wash them down. With her stomach full and caffeine in her system, the princess of the day felt refreshed and ready to get hers and by extension everypony's morning started. She rose from her chair and began to make her way towards the door leading to the hall. As she walked, she still felt a bit of morning stiffness in her legs. Lowering her hindlegs to the ground, she straightened them out as rigid as they could go, and then lowered her head to the ground to do the same with her forelegs. While she stretched her body out, she suddenly felt something push up in between her legs with force. "Wah!?" she cried out in shock, a jolt of sensation pulsed through her body. Celestia quickly turned around to find that her younger sister had her snout buried deep in between her haunches with her eyes closed. The younger alicorn opened her eyelids and made a connection with those of the alicorn in front of her, then swiftly pulled her head away and shook her head.
"Why did you suddenly stop walking!?" Princess Luna asked with anger in her voice.
"I just had to stretch for a moment. I didn't realize you were that close behind me."
"Oh..." Luna's face turned a light shade of pink as she stood in silence. "Well, I thought you were going forward. It doesn't really make sense for you to just stretch so provocatively in front of me!"
"Luna, are you okay?"
"I'm quite alright, despite the fact that I just ran into... well, that!" Luna took a deep breath within her nostrils, before shuddering fiercely. "Ugh, now I have that stench upon me. Hurry up and get changed into your royal attire. I shall use the time you spend doing that to wash my nose of the smell that has gripped it." The dark alicorn stormed out of the dining hall in a huff, her flowing starlit tail tucked firmly in between her legs. Princess Celestia had a look of offense on her face as she watched her sister slam the door behind her.
"I do not smell!" she muttered to herself, stamping her hoof angrily. "I'll bet she wishes she smelled half as good as I do!" With a gleeful expression on her face, she quickly pranced towards the doors leading to the grand hall. She'd have to hurry now; the time for sunrise was quickly approaching, and she still had to have her servants dress her in her royal adornments. It would have been much faster to get dressed herself, but there were some customs even a princess could not forsake.
The doors of the large conference room swung open as Princess Celestia stepped through. The voice of Shining Armor rang out to address his men.
"Squadron: ten-hut!" the line of stalwart guard ponies tilted their heads up, taking a firm stance of attention while their princess made her way into the room. Celestia stepped up to Shining Armor, a look of sincerity on her face.
"Captain, you may be at rest."
The stallion took a breath and smiled. "Thank you, your majesty." Princess Celestia leaned forward and the two embraced each other in a hug.
"Please, be seated." She said, taking her own seat at the end of the table, a quill and parchment resting in front of her. Shining Armor sat catty-corned across from her. "How was your honeymoon?" she asked him.
"Spectacular, your majesty. The Appleoosans were very happy to have us visit. It was nice to relax in the countryside and take a break from the paparazzi. I haven't been there since before Twilight and her friends settled the dispute they had with the buffalo. It was nice to watch them stampede through the apple trees from a distance."
"That sounds lovely. So, has my niece been treating you right?"
"Well, of course! She's everything I've ever dreamed of. And now that we're married, I feel like she's even more than that."
"Sounds like she's been pretty good to you..." Princess Celestia winked at Shining Armor, who chuckled nervously.
"Come on, don't embarrass me like that. Not in front of my men."
"Oh, I don't think they mind." As soon as she finished speaking, a nervous cough broke out from one of the soldiers at attention. The princess and captain made eye contact with one another, and then immediately found themselves laughing energetically. After regaining themselves, Celestia wiped a bit of wetness that had gathered in the corner of her eye and took a breath. "I'm glad you two are so happy together. Now then, on to business. Can you guess why I've called you here?"
"Something to do with the Changeling attack, right?"
"Yes, that's right. I'm not saying it was your fault, or that anything could have been done to prevent it-."
"It's okay." Shining Armor interjected. "I accept full responsibility for it. I was just so excited that I was marrying Cadance that I ignored any signs that something might be wrong with her. It's completely my fault."
"I have to take some of the blame too." Celestia reminded him. "I simply thought my niece was stressed from having to make all of the wedding preparations by herself. But placing the blame isn't the issue here: While all of Canterlot is thrilled for you and Cadance's marriage, the city is still in a state of unrest. And the rest of Equestria is uneasy as well. We need to find a way to prevent a crisis like this from ever happening again."
"Agreed. I have already planned to teach the unicorns in my squadron the shield spell I used to keep the changelings out of Canterlot. I'm sure that if every single one of them knows it, they will be able to produce a safeguard as powerful as mine."
Princess Celestia scoffed. "I seriously doubt that. Your family has a gift for magic; one that no other unicorn could ever hope to match." Shining Armor shrugged in modest fashion to her praise. "That's a good step, but I don't think it will be enough. The problem with Chrysalis was that she was here before you set up the spell. We need a way to detect changelings that are already in disguise."
The captain sighed in frustration. "I'm not sure what we can do about that, your highness." The two ponies sat in silence until an enlightened look came upon Celestia's face.
"Ah, I know who can help us!" The princess quickly lit her horn up with magic and moved the quill across the parchment in front of her.
"Who's that?" Shining Armor asked.
"Your sister of course! She was the only pony who realized that something was wrong when Chrysalis was in disguise. Don't you remember?"
The stallion nodded. "I do. I was so caught up in strengthening the spell and keeping ‘Cadance' happy, that I completely disregarded Twilight's feelings." He crossed his forelegs on the table and sunk his chin on top of them. "I still feel like a jerk for treating her that way."
"I know how you feel. I even scolded her after you and her friends left the wedding hall. I wish I had been more compassionate, but I was so worried about my niece's wedding going off without a hitch." The white alicorn finished her letter and sent it off into a fiery blaze. "But she's a very forgiving pony, and she knows that both of us are sorry; she won't hold it against us. Anyway, I've just sent her a letter asking her if she might be able to find a spell that can detect changelings in disguise."
"That's genius; if she can find such a thing."
"Oh, I'm sure she can. That little pony has a knack for finding and learning new spells. Not to mention that she has so much raw power within. You should have been there the day she took her entrance exam. She managed to-!" before she could finish, a ball of flames appeared in front of her, taking the form of another scroll dropping on the table before her. "A quick and timely response from her, as usual. Let's see what she has to say." Princess Celestia cleared her throat before she read.
" ‘Dear Princess Celestia: I would be more than happy to help you in finding a way to keep Canterlot, as well as all of Equestria, safe from the changeling army. I am not familiar with shape-shifting spells or how to detect them, so I will need to pay a visit to the Canterlot royal archives. I will see if I can catch a train to Canterlot tomorrow morning. Looking forward to seeing you again. Your faithful student: Twilight Sparkle.' " The princess turned her gaze towards Shining Armor, who listened to his sister's letter with a smile on his face. "You see? I told you she'd be happy to help. Oh? She wrote something extra. ‘P.S. Before you read any further... what?" She wore a look of confusion as she turned the parchment over. She leaned her face in and took a quick sniff. Her eyes widened and she quickly turned the page over. Her eyes scanned the bottom of the page and she let out a stunned gasp.
"Is everything okay, your highness?" Shining Armor asked, not sure what to make of his majesty's befuddlement. Princess Celestia looked up at him with her cheeks flushed and magically clutched the letter against her chest.
"Oh, oh yes! Everything's just fine. Nothing to worry about!" Celestia hastily stood up from her seat and raised her voice. "Well, I think that just about covers it. You keep on training your soldiers as best you can, and Twilight and I will see about coming up with a new spell, okay? Meeting adjourned." she quickly about faced and pushed through the double doors, her personal guards scampering to keep up with her rapid pace. Shining Armor scratched his hoof in confusion, before looking around at his men still at attention.
"Alright then. I guess we're done here." He stood once again and commanded his troops to march with him out of the room.
Princess Celestia promptly closed the door of her bedroom behind her and slumped down to the floor, the letter from Twilight Sparkle levitating in front of her. She dropped it into her hooves and unfurled it, reading the last part of the letter once again:
P.S.- Before you read any further, smell the back of the page.
Just as she had done before, she moved her snout to the back of the parchment and took in its scent, but with much more passion than she had in front of Shining Armor. She knew this scent: the smell of hot raspberry musk, the same smell she detected whenever she lay with Twilight. It drove her crazy! She flipped the parchment back over to read the rest of Twilight's message:
Do you like it? I had a dream about you last night, and we were doing all sorts of naughty things together. Spike woke me up this morning with your letter, and I had such a hard time hiding from him how excited it made me. Right after I finish this letter, I'm going to see if I can get him to turn away for a moment, so I can give you a little... sample. Have fun with it, princess ♥
Oh, you naughty little filly! Princess Celestia thought to herself. How dare you tease me like this, right in front of your brother? And now I'm so riled up, and you're not here to relieve me! Oh...
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While she lost herself in pleasure, a knock came from her door, making her eyes go wide and her senses slowly return to reality. "Tia? Are you in there?" the voice of her sister called out from the other side of her door.
Oh no! Celestia thought to herself, freezing her hooves in place. What does she want right now? She gulped and tried her best to control her voice. "N-not now Luna! I'm not decent!" Despite her words, the knob turned as the door cracked open. Ah! I forgot to lock it? Are you kidding me?
"Sister, I really need to talk to you about- oh my gosh!" Luna's eyes opened wide as she stared at his sister, laying on her back with her large rump sticking out. She kept her hooves in place, and tightly wrapped her hindlegs in front of them to cover herself up.
"Luna!" Celestia cried out in panic, her face burning with embarrassment. "I'm not done yet!"
Luna sat back on her haunches and covered her eyes with her forelegs. "I-I-I am so sorry, sister!" she stammered, obviously nervous from what she had just seen. Behind her, the two guards appointed to monitor the door outside Celestia's bedroom had trotted up to meet them.
"We're sorry your majesty, we tried to stop her but she- whoa!" Lieutenant Haselrig put a hoof to a very flustered looking Lieutenant Cromwell and forcefully pushed him aside and out of the doorway. Meanwhile, he turned away and stood to the side of the door, blindly reaching a hoof over to close it without seeing more than he needed to.
"I told you that I wasn't decent!" Celestia scolded her sister, her cheeks a very bright crimson from both the embarrassment of being "caught" as well as the pleasure she had been feeling a moment before.
"I didn't hear you! Or, I did hear you, but I didn't know what you meant! I needed to talk to you about something important, but I can't remember what it is now. But I really didn't mean to intrude on you-!" as she spoke, her hooves slowly moved down her face to uncover her eyes. Even though Celestia could see those eyes shimmering with shame and confusion, they still burned towards her with some sort of interest.
"Luna!" Celestia spoke to her sister with a rising anger in her voice. "Get out of my room; now!"
"Ah! Sorry!" Princess Luna quickly turned around, and crashed into the closed door roughly. Shaking the stars that were apparently swinging before her, she opened the door and scampered out, pulling it shut behind her.
"Grr!" Celestia growled as she dug her head into the pillow she was laying on. The pleasure that had mounted within her had steadily dropped as she had been interrupted by her sister. She still had an awful itch that she needed to take care of, but it wasn't nearly as enjoyable as it could have been. With a very annoyed look on her face, she turned on her side and finished what was left of the job.
"Oh, oh, ooh~ ah... how disappointing. And it started out so wonderfully too..." she then rolled to her other side. She felt drained both from her unsatisfying clop session, and from being so aggravated with her sister. It was still early in the afternoon. She felt that a quick nap was in order. Her guards would wake her if there was something urgent to take care of.
The rays of the sun shined brightly across the top of the royal palace overlooking the spires of Canterlot. If one pony's eyesight were particularly keen, they might see a tiny glint shining off the top of the tower from the streets below. That bright light belonged to Princess Celestia, who was currently lying back in a sparkling lawn chair with a pair of sporty sunglasses on her face, using a reflector to give herself a light tan. Now that summer was officially here in Equestria, she decided it might be time to add some healthy color to her coat. This is life. She thought to herself, levitating a glass of ice cold lemonade to her lips to sip from its straw. Plenty of time before my next meeting, a beautiful sun to bathe in, and nopony else here to disturb me.
"Um, sister...?" a gentle voice called out to her. Celestia removed her sunglasses and looked ahead to see her sister hovering in front of her, a very intimidated look on her face. She was struggling just to keep eye contact with the older alicorn in front of her.
"Oh, hello Luna." Celestia responded softly.
"I wanted to apologize about earlier. You know, when I walked in on you mast-!"
"I know what you're referring to." Celestia cut her off, to which Luna winced and averted her eyes. "And I forgive you."
Luna's face sparked with happiness. "You do?"
"Well of course. I can't stay mad at you forever just because you walked in on me. And let's face it, that's not the weirdest thing you've caught me doing." Celestia's thoughts returned to the day that Luna had teleported into her room when she had been getting a little to friendly with a particular award winning cake. From the way Luna chuckled nervously, she was thinking about the same thing. "Don't worry about it. Accidents happen. Can we put it in the past now?"
Luna nodded her head cheerfully, and flew closer to her sister. The two ponies embraced each other in a hug, wrapping their large wings around one another.
"Thank you, Tia." Luna whispered. She stepped back a moment and looked at the visor and the chair that her sister had been reclining on. "What exactly are you doing with all of this?"
"This? It's called sunbathing. You've never heard of it?"
"Considering that the sun isn't exactly my department? No, I have not."
"Oh, right; silly me. Some ponies like to catch some sunlight so that way it darkens their coat. It's quite popular in the summer."
"I thought that was called ‘sunburn'. Isn't that unhealthy?"
"Getting too much sun directly is, yes. But tanning isn't bad as long as you do it right. There's special oil that only lets the sun burn the top layer of your coat, so there's no damage underneath. You have to be careful not to sit out for too long though. I remember once a few decades ago I fell asleep out here and had a really awful burn. I was pink for an entire month."
"You're joking!" Luna's face was filled with amusement.
"I'm not. The tabloids were calling me ‘Pinklestia'. And it happened right before the Gala as well; so embarrassing!"
Princess Luna lowered her head as she laughed. "Oh my gosh! I wish I had been here to see that!"
Princess Celestia smiled at her younger sister. "I wish you had too." She replied. I wish you had been here for many things. Those thousand years without you didn't pass quickly. She shook her head and resumed her seat in her lawn chair. "Care to join me?" she asked, levitating a bottle of sun-tan oil towards Luna.
"I suppose I could "give it a whirl" as it were. Thank you." Celestia magically laid out a beach towel from her parcel for her sister to lie on. Once Luna was comfortable, she squirted a bit into her hoof and lathered it up nicely before she rubbed it over her chest and forelegs. "Like this?" she asked. Her older sister nodded.
"Wherever you're getting some sunlight. Let me know if you need any help."
"I... think I shall be fine." Luna finished rubbing a layer of oil onto her coat and lay back with her legs sticking out in front of her, sighing in content. Celestia replaced her sunglasses on her face, while she took another sip of her drink. "Tia? May I ask you a question?"
"Mm?" Celestia put her drink down beside her. "You can ask me anything you want, Luna. What's on your mind?"
"It is about... Twilight Sparkle. How close is she to you?"
Celestia tilted her head back and considered the question, searching for the right words to answer her. "Twilight is a very special pony. I've never come across a unicorn as powerful as she. Even as a young filly, she already showed great promise. If she keeps up her studies, she just might surpass Starswirl the Bearded one day." She lowered her visor and turned towards her sister. "You know, after we were separated from the elements, I had been searching for the right pony to help take control of them and find a way to bring you back. After I met Twilight, I pushed her to learn more about her abilities, so that on the day that Nightmare Moon returned, she could find a group of friends to utilize the elements and bring you back to us."
"So, it was a chance to help me that first drew you to her. But what about now? You two still seem very close."
"Well even though my primary task for her had been accomplished, I couldn't just abandon her. She is my most faithful student after all. I want to help her do well in whatever field she wants to study. I feel that studying friendship may have been the best course of action for her. It's already helped save Equestria twice now. But she still has so much more to offer, and I want to be there for her every step of the way."
"I understand that. I suppose I'm not asking the right questions, but whenever I've see you two interact, I feel as if there's more to what is being let on."
"What do you mean, Luna?"
"Tia... are you and Twilight Sparkle dating?"
A momentary silence rested between the two sisters. Celestia lowered her eyes, deep in thought about how to respond. "No, we're not dating."
Luna nodded solemnly. "I see."
"We're actually in a very committed relationship."
Luna's face lit up in joy. "Oh, I see! That's wonderful. I'm very happy for you two."
Princess Celestia beamed. "Thank you. I used to want to keep it a secret, but I'm considering letting our subjects know about it. What do you think?"
Princess Luna put a hoof to her chin. "I would think that it might not serve to make an announcement about such things, but there would be no harm in spending time with her publicly. Perhaps at the next Gala, you two might share a dance together?"
Gasping softly, the white alicorn raised her hooves in front of her face. "Oh my gosh! That would make such an image! The tabloids would have a field day with us!"
"They might. But you can trust your guards to keep any prying eyes out so they do not intrude upon your privacy."
"I suppose. I'll think about it." Princess Celestia turned her body over so that her back was now facing up towards her regal sun. "Hey, do you think you could help your sister get some sun tan oil on her back, please?"
Luna looked over at her sister now lying down on her stomach. "Oh... um, sure." Luna rolled over onto her front and rose to her hooves. She trotted over to the sun princess and levitated the bottle of oil, squirting a few lines onto her back. Celestia felt a bit drop onto the base of her tail, but she didn't mind. Luna gently pressed her hooves into her sister's shoulders, rubbing the oil in until it was soaked up nicely.
"There you go, just like that." Celestia praised her. She felt Luna's hooves move lower down until it reached the middle of her back. "Mm, you have very soft hooves." She said as she felt her sister caress her. She's good; Almost as good as my own attendants. Celestia gasped softly as she felt the pair of hooves move down to the higher parts of her hindquarters. It's okay. She reassured herself. She's your sister. She's just trying to do a good job. Don't worry about it. Suddenly she felt her sister's hooves gradually make their way down her rump and push into her sensually, moving in small circles across her firm cheeks. She clenched her teeth as she felt a strange stirring within her loins. Her sister was getting a little bit too friendly with her. This wasn't even rubbing anymore: she was being groped by her own little sister.
She debated whether or not she should say anything, until she felt a hoof slide over the crack of her rump and brush lightly down the center.
"Luna, stop!" Celestia cried out, quickly turning herself over. She panted slightly with her face flushed and wearing a look of disapproval. "You're done, okay? You don't need to help me anymore."
Luna pulled her hooves back, a look of hurt upon her face. "Tia, what is wrong? What did I do?"
"You're just- it feels like you're getting a bit too touchy-feely with me. I don't like it."
"You're the one who asked me to rub your back for you!"
"But I didn't ask you to fondle my rump. I'm not even sure why you'd want to do such a thing."
"I didn't want to do it. I just noticed that some oil had spilled onto your rear, and I thought that it would be a waste to not use it. Besides, I'd think it would look strange for you to not have a tan hide to match the rest of your coat. Honestly, sister I'm not sure what you're accusing me of, but I'm certainly not appreciating whatever you-!"
"Luna." Celestia gently interrupted her sister's rant.
Celestia looked into her sisters eyes for a moment. The way the dark alicorn stared back at her, her eyes so nervous, so confused and unsure; but at the same time giving off a sense of want and need. It was more than just a sibling appreciation she sensed from her stare. It reminded her of the other ponies who had fallen for her throughout her long life. She took in a deep breath and stated her question without hesitating any longer.
"Luna...Are you attracted to me?"
Luna looked absolutely stunned by the question that she had just been asked. "How could you ask such a thing? I am your sister! Such a thought is disgusting! It is repulsive!"
"I didn't ask what you thought of the concept, Luna. I asked you if that's what you're feeling."
"I... I... You-!" The princess of the night was at a complete loss for words as her face slowly turned a deep shade of red, enough to stand out even on her dark sapphire coat. Her mouth twisted up as she stamped a foreleg in anger. "I will not stand for this! How dare you ruin what was a fine evening between siblings with your incestuous desires!" She quickly turned about, flaring her wings and taking off towards the unseen moon in the sky. Again, Celestia noticed as she had turned around that her tail had been slightly raised, a clear sign of arousal from any mare. Something obviously had her hot and bothered, and although she didn't want to think about it, she could only come to one conclusion from the way her sister had treated her all day.
Oh, Luna; my poor, dear sister. Please tell me it isn't true. Tell me you don't have those kids of feelings for me. She gazed off towards the moon with despair in her heart. After Luna had been rescued by the elements of harmony, she'd felt a bit distant from her sister. They had been friendly towards each other of course, but the sisterly bond they shared seemed shaky at best. She had finally felt today that they were beginning to regain that sense of kinship. But as she relived that image in her mind, the image of a flustered and angry young alicorn, she felt that things might never be the same between them.
She rubbed her temples with her hooves, trying to ease the headache she felt coming on. She was definitely not looking forward to the other meeting she had later today.
TO BE CONTINUED
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Big thanks to Karakazz as always for taking the time to go over this story when it starts out so messy and nitpicking until it's actually presentable. It's always appreciated.
Part two will hopefully be available soon!