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Measuring up to the Princess by Bri-sta Measuring up to the Princess by Bri-sta
Based on a ficlet sent my way by velvet(velcro)heart awhile ago.

By :iconvelcroheart:

The door opened quietly on oiled hinges, too quietly for the tiny, fully-engrossed little filly to notice. With her face screwed up in utter concentration, she glared at her reflection in the mirror, the struggling violet glow of her magic levitating a slender, marked ribbon to the tiny stub of her still-youthful horn.

So focused on the tape-measure was she, that not even the soft clop of golden horseshoes upon the carpeted floor of her room warned her, until the sudden 'What are you doing, my faithful little student?' sent her and her measuring instrument cascading to the floor in a sudden, swiftly-entangled ball of filly and ribbon.

"P-princess! I wasn't trying to see how much bigger your horn was, honest!" the little filly laying at Celestia's forehooves quickly denied.

"Oh?" Celestia's magic gently grasped the tape-measure, untangling her little student while conjuring a second measure, "You weren't? Well, that just means the question remains unresearched. Would you like a little help?"

"You would - with me? I mean, I know I'm smaller, I won't ever be as long as you, but..."

"Why don't you come up here in front of the mirror with me, hmm?"

Two mares soon found themselves sharing a reflection, one ancient, one fresh and young, one barely expending effort, the other focusing as hard as she could to keep her tape-measure hovering near her tiny stub of a horn.

Sneaking a peek to make sure the little filly was too focused to notice, Celestia sneakily kinked her tape-measure twice, and pushed the two kinks within touching distance of each other. "Oh dear, look at that, you're already bigger than I am!" the princess announced in mock-shock.

Twilight Sparkle blinked, looking at her measure, then at the Celestia's kinked one, before sneaking a glance at the actual horn in question. Even the little filly couldn't hope to miss that big of a discrepancy, and a little giggle escaped, "Oh, princess, you're cheating!"

"Oh dear, looks like you've caught me! Well... I may have been exaggerating a teensy little bit..." Celestia shrank the distance between the two folds on her tape-measure just a bit further. "There you go!"
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kite11 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
just a second *shocks heart into restarting* ok your art is officially cute enough with these little bits of story to cause health issues
madman12000 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Ha, horn envy.
LucarioFan2 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Writer
VelcroHeart Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Oh, that's so adorable! I might be biased, though!
xX2WolfFeather1Xx Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
My heart.....SO MUCH D'awwwwwness. And adorkableness. >w< brings a smile to my face. Just..gawdthecuteness. ;w;
zora-artist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dawwwwwwww!! =3
adorable filly Twilight is ADORKABLE! X3
Awesome as Always KS!!
QuercusRobur Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
So much d'awww...
MarrockV Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Why do you keep trying to kill us all with this sort of thing...?

Seriously, the sheer amount of weapons-grade d'awww you keep putting out is enough to cause a level of mass squeeing that could suck the atmosphere right off the planet.
MadManInTheBox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This drawing and the ficlet are both so adorable!! :D
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