From Crown To Halo

by unicorn92243

Chapter 1: 1. True Love

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From Crown To Halo

Chapter 1

True Love

"This dinner is delicious Mrs. Glimmer!" Apple Bloom exclaimed.

Glimmer, who was a yellow unicorn with a white mane and tail and fireworks for a cutie mark, chuckled. "Why thank you dear."

Treble Clef, who was a white unicorn with a brown mane and tail and a violin for a cutie mark, nodded in agreement.

"One of your best dear."

"Flatterers," Glimmer blushed. "Well it's time for dessert."

Apple bloom was having dinner over at her colt friend Bright Heart's house. It had been a year since they had first started going out, and they were both very happy. She smiled at his parents. They seemed like such a wonderful family.

"Oh yeah, red velvet cake!" Cheered Dark Star, Bright Heart's brother, when his mother brought the dessert out.

After the delicious meal, Bright Heart sat outside with Apple Bloom.

Apple Bloom handed him a small box. "Happy anniversary Bright Heart."

Bright Heart opened the box to find a special guitar pick that had YOURS ALWAYS written on it.

"Oh Apple Bloom, this is the best gift you could have given me!"

He hugged her tight, then gave her a small box as well. Apple Bloom grinned and opened it, gasping when she saw what was inside. It was a gold necklace with a heart pendant. It had FOREVER LOVE on it and when she opened the pendant it had a picture of the two of them together on it.

"Oh Bright Heart... it's so beautiful... thank you!" She kissed him lovingly.

"Only the best for you my Princess."

"Likewise my Prince," she giggled. She loved when he called her Princess. It made her feel so special. Bright Heart gently placed the necklace around her neck.

"I love you Bright Heart."

"I love you too Apple Bloom."

Later that night after Bright Heart had walked her home, Apple Bloom lay in her bed feeling the happiest she'd ever been. Her Bipolar was under control, she was making good grades in school, she had wonderful friends and a wonderful family, and she had Bright Heart.

The next night, Bright Heart came to eat at her house. Apple Bloom had never really thought about it before, but seeing him sit next to her brother, she realized just how big Bright Heart really was, especially for a unicorn. Why, he was even bigger than Big Mac! She realized that he was the biggest and tallest colt she'd ever seen. She guessed she'd never noticed it before because Bright Heart was so sweet and gentle.

Apple Jack was talking about apple buck season that was coming up.

"I sure am glad that you're old enough to help harvest now Apple Bloom. We have a lot of work coming up."

"Eeyup," Mac nodded.

"Darned tootin," Granny Smith added. She looked at Bright Heart. "I don't suppose a big strong colt like yourself would be able to help out as well?"

Bright Heart looked startled, and uncomfortable. "Oh... well I... um..."

"We'd be willing to pay you for your trouble," Apple Jack added.

"I'm sorry but I don't think I can," Bright Heart said softly. He avoided the eyes of everyone at the table.

"Oh, well, all right then," blinked Apple Jack.

Apple Bloom looked at Bright Heart in confusion. He was always eager and willing to help anyone who asked for it, what had changed?

"Bright Heart? Is something wrong?"

"Everything is just fine Apple Bloom, I'm sorry I can't help out. I would, just uh, well, my family doesn't like me doing anything too strenuous."

There was a very awkward pause.

"Well then, if you'd still like to help, you can divide the good apples from the bad ones. That won't put too much of a strain on ya," said Apple Jack.

"I could do that," Bright Heart smiled.

"That'll be great Bright Heart," Apple Bloom said with a smile, but inside she was worried. She could feel it in her stomach.

Something was wrong.

Bright Heart acted as he always did, and when Apple Buck season came around he cheerfully did anything he could to help, as long as it wasn’t hard labor. Apple Bloom just didn’t get it. She knew Bright Heart was physically strong, so why wouldn’t he help with the harder chores?

“Bright Heart, are you injured in some way?”

“No Apple Bloom, why do you ask?”

“Just wondering.”

Apple Bloom knew that it wasn’t polite to pry, but she was worried and awfully curious. She knew something was going on, she just didn’t know what.

Bright Heart will tell me if he wants me to know, she thought. But why wouldn’t he want her to know? They were in love. Everypony has their secrets they don’t want anypony else to know, she told herself. Something they might be embarrassed about if it got out.

Maybe Bright Heart wasn’t as physically strong as she thought. Maybe he had been sick recently and was supposed to take it easy for awhile.

All these maybes were driving her crazy! She was worried darn it. She just had to know…

Apple Bloom looked over at Bright Heart where he was sorting apples just in time to see him put his hoof on his chest and grimace as if he was in pain.

“Bright Heart? Are ya’ll okay?”

“Oh yes, I’m fine. I just got a little short of breath for a minute.”

Apple Bloom’s eyes narrowed slightly. “Ya’ll look like you’re in pain, not short of breath. What’s going on Bright Heart?”


“Don’t lie to me!” She interrupted as she stomped over to him and looked him straight in the eyes. “You never lie to me Bright Heart so don’t start now. What is going on with you?”

“I don’t want to upset you.”

“You’re upsetting me now. You’re scaring me Bright Heart. My imagination is running wild thinking of all the possibilities!”

He finally sighed as he looked away. “All right Apple Bloom, I suppose you do have a right to know. All I ask is that you won’t tell anypony else what I’m about to tell you.”

“I won’t tell. I Pinkie Promise. Cross my heart and hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye.” She made the motions as she spoke the promise.

Bright Heart nodded.

“All right, the truth is…”


Author's Notes:

I know, I'm totally evil to leave it there. Stay tuned!

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