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Early one morning, as the sun and the moon were exchanging places over the land of Equestria, Princess Celestia and her younger sister Luna were sharing their first meal together in ages. A silence filled with heavy tension seemed to have befallen the two pegasus unicorns, until Luna finally summoned up the courage to speak. She still wasn't fully comfortable speaking to the one responsible for her thousand-year exile to the moon, and it would be a long time before she finally did feel that comfort. Nonetheless, Luna had a question that she needed answering sooner rather than later.

"Umm...Princess Celestia?"

"Yes, what is it, Luna? Before you do, though, please allow me to remind you that there is no need to refer to me in such a formal manner, you know; we are sisters, after all."

"Sorry about that."

"It's perfectly fine. Now, what is it you want to ask me?"

Luna took in a deep breath to calm her nerves. "I'm very confused about something: what exactly is it that you're supposed to feel when you think you're in love, or at least attracted, to somepony?"

"WHAT?" Celestia was so taken aback by this unexpected question that she nearly found herself choking on a piece of celery halfway down her throat. While waiting for her elder sister to regain her composure, Princess Luna fidgeted nervously back and forth in her seat. She had never told anyone about her secret affections, and she hoped that her elder sister would take it well. Her little pony heart was beating loudly against her chest.

"It's been really bothering me alot lately, Celestia,"

"Luna...you...you don't understand about love? It's nothing too difficult to understand, dear. It's been a very long time since your baby years when issues like that were a problem!" Celestia raised a hoof to her mouth and coughed. A look outside the window revealed the sky to be illuminated with a beautiful light-orange hue. There were only a few clouds present, but once the pegasus ponies woke up there were bound to be more ahead.

"Sister, you know better than anypony that I've been stranded on the moon for the past thousand years filled with nothing but loneliness and hatred. I can't help it if I'm behind most of the other ponies!" The smaller pony snapped back. Luna didn't necessarily intend to do this, but her words were filled with a hidden malice towards her sibling. Just thinking back to the days of her lengthy exile made Luna want to break out sobbing. Celestia noticed this immediately and a pang of guilt followed soon after.

"I'll...try to help you the best I can, Luna."

"Thank you."

"Love, though, is not exactly something that can be easily explained in any sense of the word. You care alot about a person when you love them, and it's in a way that goes beyond friendship, but it's very similar to it. You want to be with them almost all of the time, and you can't stop thinking about them. You want to know more about them and do things together. Some ponies these days have a hard time telling the difference between love and lust, sad as it is to say. Love isn't something that you can be irresponsible about; it takes both ponies to accept each other's love for the bond to form."

Luna had been writing down everything Celestia was saying. "It makes sense, when you say it like that!"

"Even though I am a princess, I can still make mistakes. What I think about love could be very different from your interpretation of it. Just be careful about how you handle it."

"Okay! Thank you so much, Celestia!"

"You're welcome! By the way," Celestia had been waiting the entire time to ask her own question in return, "Just WHO is it that you have become smitten for, my dear sister? He's a very lucky pony." She couldn't hide the smile that was forming on her lips.

Luna giggled to herself, looking very pleased but also bashful. Images of her secret crush floated about in her head. "I don't really know her name, but-" Realizing the bomb she had just dropped, Luna covered her mouth with both of her hooves. Celestia's expression showed no sign of faltering, fortunately.

"To be perfectly honest, Luna, I'm less shocked about you being attracted to fillies than about you being confused on things like love and friendship."

"R-Really?"

'I would tell her that I suspected it all along, but that might be mean...' Celestia thought to herself, at the same time saying, "I'll accept you for what you are, no matter what it is, because you are my beloved little sister, and I want to make things right between us again."

"Oh, Celestia..." Luna felt like crying again. Celestia gave her sister a comforting pat on the shoulder with her hoof.

"In that case, who is the girl that you feel such passionate emotions for?"

"She's actually someone we see alot. Her name is-"

Before Princess Luna could speak the name of the one who had captured her heart, a loud crash was heard coming from the other room. It was around the same time that the mail-pony arrived every day except Sunday. Luna jumped to her feet and darted out towards the source of sound without a word. The poor pony looked absolutely terrified, but probably more so for who had caused the crash rather than the crash itself. Celestia was about to follow after her, when something very strange came to her attention.

'Wait a minute...as far as I know, Luna has never left the castle even once. The poor girl was always shy, and being alone for a thousand years hasn't done any good on her psyche. She hardly ever talks to any of the guardsponies or the maids. If she doesn't interact with people much, then WHO could she have fallen in love with?'

"Oh my goodness, are you okay?" Luna's shrieking voice echoed through the spacious dining room. She sounded frightened.

Celestia peeked her head out, and what she saw made her blood run cold; Princess Luna was desperately trying to help lift a gray, blonde-haired pegasus to her feet. The winged pony's wide eyes were crossed and unfocused, and she was carrying a bag of letters strung over her back on a saddle. Celestia recognized the pony as Derpy Hooves, a mail-pony who seemed to have an extreme mental disorder. Although Derpy only came on Tuesdays and Thursdays to deliver mail to Celestia, she never once was able to arrive at the castle without causing some kind of property damage or accidentally dropping an important parcel. Personally, Celestia didn't think Derpy should be allowed to work as a mail-pony anymore, but trying to actually get her fired would be overstepping her boundaries.

Celestia turned her attention to Luna, and could see the compassion and worry for Derpy that was evident in her sister's eyes. She was even blushing as she held Derpy's body in between her front legs. It was all so obvious to Celestia now.

'Dammit...! Why did it have to be Derpy?'
I never wrote anything for this fandom before, and I think I had some trouble making a good story, but it's my first try at it, and I need to avoid using such underdeveloped (or background) characters so much so I won't have trouble with their personalities.

MLP - FiM @ Lauren Faust, Hasbro, The Hub, etc.
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DolphinBuster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"Dammit...! Why did it have to be Derpy?" :iconmindblownplz:
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Chel127 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awwww! Well Derpy is pretty cute XD
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Vashthepsicho Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
sorry celestia, Derpy is a "femme Fattale"
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Mechenuy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also c ant believe its Derpy
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EmoForJimmyz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Well while reading this first chapter I was hoping you would pair her up with Fluttershy because I find them to be cute together, PLUS she would understand Luna's shyness and would want to be friends with her.
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nekobladen Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Writer
I believe this story to be very silly and willy and wuvy dovey, and I loved every word of it!
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Thanks =P There's still alot more than just the first part tho too
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CWMckerracher Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I truly enjoyed this. Way to go.
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Thank you very much
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MLP-Lover10 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
xD
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
lol
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selfunderstared Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Aw, this is really cute! The one thing I notices out of place was that Luna started saying that she didn't really know her crush's name, and then a moment later was saying "Her name is…"
Maybe if the first part was right the second part would read better as "She's actually someone we see a lot; she's-"

I'm looking forward to reading more of your interpretation of the characters.
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Hmm, yes, I guess I didn't notice that ^^; it might be a bit late to fix it now considering alot of people have read this already! I need to be more careful of things like that

The second part is up, but the third part will probably take a bit longer.
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emberwing77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was expecting Fluttershy, or even Raindowdash, but DERPY?
YOU have just made my day!
Is there a part two coming?
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Where's Part 2?
Interested people wanna know!
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CSImadmax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha! oh wow!
that was awesome!
you inspired me to write something (I'm not writing but dammit I will try!) :D :D :D
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
BTW thanks again for the high praise, especially since I really enjoy many of those little comics you've drawn lately!
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CSImadmax Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANKS! :wow:
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
It's no problem
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you so much :) I bet you can do well
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Lawn-Pygmy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
You did really well for your first ponyfic. Can't wait to see if you do a part 2, and to see which Derpy you go with!
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you! I'll probably write about other characters as well when I can think of something. I dunno how I would make Derpy speak though, since she doesn't talk much in fanart and fanfiction.
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Lawn-Pygmy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Maybe not the word salad she speaks with in all the fanart? How about slow and measured, like she has to consider each word before she says it?
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Possibly. Could be like a mix?
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Lawn-Pygmy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
She has to consider each word or it comes out like word salad? Nice :D
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I'll see what I can do :P it may or may not end up like that since I just started on having her talk in the story
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Lawn-Pygmy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Can't wait to see her~ <:E
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I'll try my best
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FullmetalTigerflame Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
OMG WOW! this is just sooo good.
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Is it really? ^^;
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BronyMuffin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mooooooaaaaar!!!!

<...if its not too much trouble,...please...>
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I'll see what I can do. Writing a story with a fanon character who's personality isn't developed with dialogue is kind of hard, so I might have caught myself into a trap, although I can't deny that these two are kind of cute together.
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BronyMuffin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
About halfway down is a bit on Derpy's characterizations.
Hope this helped!
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Ah thank you; I'm just worried about how to write good dialogue for someone as supposedly nutty as Derpy without seeming too forced or too crazy. Luna would be the only one who could stand it without getting annoyed, though.
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BronyMuffin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true
haha
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Or maybe it will; I really don't know ^^; I might as well try to do it if I can before I do other things.
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I'll just have to see what I can think up to write about, I guess. If anything, this story probably won't get an immediate sequel right away.
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BronyMuffin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll wait!
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Celestia will probably end up being the 'antagonist' since although she wants her sister to be happy, she really doesn't like Derpy and thinks Luna could do much better. :shrug:
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Duclis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I went AWWWW at all of this. :c It's so cute ; ;
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:iconbadgerhead:
Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
lol thank you so much
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StringPetounPing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Princess Celestia should have know that Luna would end up with the pony she would find the less appropriate for her. This two sisters are ironically like the night and the day. Trouble begins now, I wish them all good luck.
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Maybe I'll make a part 2 if I can. Thanks for the comment
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DizzyPacce Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Please do!
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I'll see if I can think of anything. I probably can, but I dunno what would be a good way to give dialogue to Derpy, since she doesn't talk much in fanart or fanfics, and I don't want to end up portraying her incorrectly.
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DizzyPacce Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Derpy is something different for every author. Some folks write her as kinda eccentric and others write her as pants on head mentally challenged. All are equally accurate and all have their fans.
Stay true to the Derpy in your head and you won't go wrong.
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Ha ha I'm still not too sure on how to write a crazy/retarded character.
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StringPetounPing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Why not write her has a really clumsy but determined pinkie Pie? That would be awesome. She can follow a conversation but she tend to said odd thing that doesn't make sense at first except to her.
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Badgerhead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
lol I can try that I suppose XD I'll do my best to work on it. Thank you for the suggestion.
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