A/N: This story was highly inspired سے طرف کی The Love in the Night سے طرف کی Riter on www.fimfiction.net. My version is slightly different, replacing the characters with Twilight Sparkle and Flash Sentry. Oh, yes, آپ heard me. I’m ready for all the hate. So if آپ don’t like it, don’t read it. Oh, and ignore the errors here and there. Putting all that aside, thank آپ for reading and enjoy!
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Princess Mi Amore Cadenza slowly trotted through the regal hallways of her قلعہ in the great Crystal Empire. The princess of love craned her neck, narrowing her eyes at the rays of light that pierced through the glass windows. It was yet another night she had to deal with the constant crying of her newborn daughter, Flurry Heart. But despite the horrors, she still remained loyal to her Princess duties. Meanwhile, Shining Armor was still lying down in the matted sheets, trying to regain the strength he had lost from the گزشتہ nights with no sleep. Cadence soon later arrived to her destination, which was the headquarters of the قلعہ where important meetings were held. She opened the heavy doors with her magic, quickly recognizing the three other royal faces of Equestria. Princess Celestia was eating from her slice of chocolate cake, meanwhile Princess Twilight Sparkle was reading, and Luna was filling out some forms. In addition to the three beautiful princesses, Cadence unfortunately also recognized the draconequus that was floating in midair besides Celestia, sipping the glass rather than the chocolate milk.
“Good Morrow to آپ all, my sisters… And Discord,” Cadence stated. “Sorry for running late.. Again. Flurry دل is difficult to tame during the hours of night. She’s at last fallen asleep after hours of singing lullabies. ...May I ask, what are آپ doing here, Discord?”
The God of Chaos chuckled under his breath, “Hey I don’t come here very often but آپ got a really nice place. Is there a problem with me being here? I thought we sorted things out.”
Cadence sighed, then took a نشست in the round wooden میز, جدول besides her sister-in-law. Twilight smiled at the گلابی alicorn, then saved her book with her magic. Princess Celestia gobbled up the rest of the cake, and Luna made the scrolls that were in front of her disappear in a flash.
“We have important matters to discuss today.” Announced Celestia while cleaning her mouth with a napkin.
“Great!” Exclaimed the Princess of Friendship, “I prepared all night for this conversation. I read a book about how we can improve the windmills in Ponyville and fix the water system in Cant-”
“Actually, Twilight,” Princess Luna interrupted with her strong voice. “Our matters include your castle.”
"We'll have to leave the windmills and water system for later."
"W-What? But I stayed up all night-"
“Yes,” added on Celestia. “But we’ve gotten reports that bandits have tried to enter your قلعہ and steal.”
“WHAT?!” The purple alicorn blurted.
“I’m afraid it’s true,” joined Cadence.
“Ooooh! Unfortunate lost souls putting their muzzles in where they don’t belong.” Discord giggled.
“Discord, please. This is serious.” Reprimanded Celestia.
“I have a suggestion, Twilight.” The Princess of Love commented.
“What is it?”
“I know آپ do not like the idea of dozens of guards walking around your قلعہ at night, but that is our only solution. We all fear that perhaps those bandits want something مزید than just the سونا and silver. Perhaps they want to do something to you. Something bad. We cannot lose a Princess in this state.”
"What would they want from me?"
"Hehe, you're the Princess of Friendship, darling! The real سوال is, who wouldn't want something from you?" Discord said, joining the conversation.
“...But the guards will only be protecting my castle?”
“No.. I suggest a personal guard as well. What happens if those bandits تلاش for آپ out of the castle? Like if آپ went on a trip یا something.”
“I suppose آپ are right, Cadence.. I will consider your recommendation.”
“Excellent!” interrupted Luna. “I will assign my night soldiers to start tonight! Do not mistaken them with Vampires.. A lot of ponies do..”
“Yes, and I shall assign a personal guard for my sister-in-law. I will make sure to choose the best soldier in this قلعہ to protect you. I will make sure nothing happens to you!” Cadence کہا as she lifted Twilight's chin with a sincere smile
Twilight nodded at the three Princesses, meanwhile Discord just listened carefully at their conversation.
“And who will be my personal guard?”
“I’ve got somepony in mind.” Cadence replied with a discrete smirk.
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Flash Sentry roamed around the قلعہ with full armory and a steel face. His shift was about to end, so he was headed to his private cabinets to change. The gamboge pegasus shared a room with two other Royal Guards: Lightning Twister and Steam Blade. Lightning had a soft blue coat, along with a navy colored mane and yellow eyes. Meanwhile, Steam Blade had a grey کوٹ and white hair that was combed backwards.
When Flash entered his cabinet, he spotted Steam and Lightning in the corner of the bedroom. They were already out of their uniform, hoof-wrestling each other. The stallion rolled his eyes and took off his ہیلمیٹ with a sigh. The other two pegasi perked their ears and turned their thick necks to Flash Sentry. Lightning smirked as he started the conversation.
“What now, Lightning? How long have آپ two been up here? آپ two would be in so much trouble if Princess Mi Amore Cadenza found out you’re goofing around instead of working!”
can kiss my flank if she thinks I’m going to be guarding her قلعہ after a long night of no sleep.”
“Besides, isn’t she in some sort of meeting with the three other witches of Equestria?” Added Steam.
“Well.. At least our shift is over, no?” Asked Sentry.
“Yeah, I guess. Speaking of which, let’s go get a بیئر یا something tonight.. I’m in the mood for some excitement, I’ve been working too hard! I bet some mares from the club can entertain us..” Lightning exclaimed as Flash rolled his eyes.
“Oh,” whispered Steam loudly in a joking matter into Lightning’s ear. “He rolls his eyes because those mares آپ speak of are too easy to get.”
“Haha, Is that true, Flash?”
Flash Sentry smirked at his friend’s comment. He slightly laughed while changing into his comfortable clothes. “I can ask any mare out, no problem. Those from the bar are the easiest مچھلی to catch.”
The three stallions continued their conversation while they tidied things up in their room. They were ready to hit the road down to a nearby bar, یا even a nearby strip club to lighten things up. Once the Royal Guards were done, they all walked out of their room of the castle. To their surprise, the Princess of Love was waiting outside, and she was standing right before them. The three guards widened their eyes as their mouths gaped, in hopes that their ruler had not heard what they spoke about. The alicorn expanded a wide, warm smile at her guards, which confused them all for a second.
“I must have a word with somepony. Flash Sentry, please step forward.” Cadence humbly asked.
Flash Sentry blinked in confusion, but he did as he was ordered and bowed before his princess. Meanwhile his two other دوستوں quickly scurried away from the scene, making faces behind Cadence’s back.
“I must ask آپ a favor and give آپ a new schedule before آپ leave.”
“Of course! What can I do for you, your highness?” To be continued..
I will make sure nothing happens to you!