Friendship and Frequencies

by FallingThunder85

Chapter 16: Talking and Revelations.

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Talking and Revelations

“Alright, what did you want to talk about?” Twilight asked as they walked into her room. Moonjumper had requested to move somewhere more private, as she didn’t want to be walked in on. Moonjumper took another deep breath, formulating her thoughts for what would be a long conversation.

“First thing first, when the spell failed, Nightmare Moon was making an attempt to take over your body.” Moonjumper began. Twilight was horrified at this revelation, but Moonjumper continued before Twilight could start freaking out. “I was able to stop her due to a mixture of quick action and luck, but I think we she should not try using this spell until we can find a way to keep her away.” Moonjumper told Twilight.

Twilight looked at the ground, she suddenly felt very wrong. Knowing she had almost become a plaything and could have lost her body, potentially forever, made her shudder.

“Thank you, Moonjumper.” Twilight said.

“Well, that wasn’t all that happened when she tried her little stunt. She was in control of your body for a few minutes, and during that time we talked. She brought up something that I have been keeping from you for a long time.” Moonjumper said.

“My feelings for you go beyond that of a teacher, or even a friend. Ever since that first Nightmare Night, I have been wanting to spend more time with you, to get to know you. When You saved me from Nightmare Moon back in Canterlot I was the happiest I have been in a long time. You were a light in the darkness that saved me from what could have been another thousand year exile.”

“The reason I went along with the whole dating ploy was partially to pretend that it was actually real.” Moonjumper admitted, looking away from Twilight. Twilight was shocked into silence at the revelation. Silence that Moonjumper found excruciating to sit through.

“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.” Moonjumper said, turning to leave the room. Before she could take a step however, she felt a hoof on her.

“No, Moonjumper, you didn’t say anything wrong.” Twilight told her, a small smile forming on her face. “Here let me show you something.” Twilight said, walking over to her personal bookshelf. She picked up her journal and flipped to a page, then she gave the journal to Moonjumper. Moonjumper started reading.

Today I got permission from the Cakes to hold tomorrow's party in the bakery, they did say we would have to confine the party to Pinkie’s room but that is more than enough room for all of us. I have been wanting to do this since Moonjumper and I went flying. It has been an experience having her here and everyday seems to be even more amazing than the last.

So, there is one more thing that I need to say. Ever since we went flying together I have felt something different toward Moonjumper. I think I may be falling for her. I can’t believe I just wrote that about a princess of Equestria.

When Moonjumper finished reading she looked up she saw that Twilight was smiling even wider than before. Moonjumper could barely believe what she had just read.

“Moonjumper, would you be my marefriend?” Twilight asked. Wrapping her forelegs around Moonjumper in a hug. Moonjumper couldn’t believe this was happening. She returned Twilight’s hug, holding on tightly.

“Yes Twilight, nothing would make me happier.” Moonjumper said, tears of joy in her eyes.


Twilight and Moonjumper were sitting together on the cushions in the sitting room. Twilight was starting to doze off a bit. Moonjumper had her head on top of Twilight’s, her eyes closed as she simply relished the sense of closeness she had not felt since…

“Twilight.” Moonjumper said suddenly.

“Huh,” Twilight began, rousing herself slightly. “What is it Moonjumper?” She asked.

“I feel like I should tell you, you are not the first pony I have had a relationship like this with.” Moonjumper told her. Twilight looked slightly shocked at this for a second, but then remembered that Moonjumper, or more correctly Luna, was immortal and had lived at least a thousand years longer than she had. In light of that revelation, Twilight couldn’t help but feel that her relationship with Luna lost all of its meaning if in a few hundred years she could be replaced.

“Oh.” Twilight said, she looked away from Moonjumper, but Moonjumper took Twilight’s face in her hooves and forced Twilight to look at her.

“Twilight, I know what you just thought, literally, and I want you to banish the thought immediately. Even if I were to have another special somepony a hundred years from now, they could never replace you, you have your own special place in my heart, just like he still does.” Moonjumper told Twilight. Twilight still felt a bit down, but she was also growing curious as to why Moonjumper had started telling her this in the first place.

“So how many others have managed to catch your eyes over the years?” Twilight asked.

“Just one, Starswirl The Bearded.” Moonjumper admitted.

“WHAT!?” Twilight exclaimed.

“You don’t need to shout.” Moonjumper said, rubbing her ear. “We were actually in a similar situation, he was a unicorn I took on as a student and we eventually grew to love one another.” After this Moonjumper looked away looking sad.

“As he grew older things got hard on the both of us. He did not resent me for staying young as he grew older, he was more worried about what would happen to me after he was gone. He threw himself into research to become immortal like I was. As a result we saw each other less and less.” Moonjumper said, “Starswirl eventually stopped coming out of his lab. Until the day he died we never saw one another. And when he did he was too far gone to even realize I was there.” By this point in her story Moonjumper was crying. Twilight was hugging Moonjumper tightly.

“The circumstances surrounding his passing, was what first birthed the feeling that Nightmare Moon used grow and eventually take control of me.” Moonjumper began again after she calmed down a bit. “Twilight, please promise me that you won’t put me through the same anguish that Starswirl put me through in his quest for immortality.”

Twilight didn’t answer right away, the story was a lot to take in at one time. Starswirl’s attempts at immortality were something she could relate to in some way, especially now that she was with Moonjumper. But hearing about what Luna and Starswirl had went through at the end.

“Moonjumper, I promise that I will never leave you, even if the reason for the separation is to make it so we could have eternity together.” Twilight said.

“Thank you. Twilight, and don’t worry we have time, and I’m not going anywhere.” With that Moonjumper leaned over and started nuzzling Twilight.

Author's Notes:

I think I'm starting to get back into my rhythm, hopefully things go well from here on out and I don't get another severe case of writer's block. I think this chapter is better than the previous two, but it also has them talking about relationships which I have never really written before. This chapter will also mark the end of the first arc of the story, so I may be going back to revise some of the older chapters. Meaning this story will go on hiatus for about a week to look things over and see what I would like to change, and if I find stuff I really want to change I will during that time.

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