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Necklaces by kilala97 Necklaces by kilala97
"What do you think Claire wants from us?" T asked his father.

"I'm not sure. She can be a bit unpredictable sometimes. Maybe she just wanted to see our handsome faces again."

"Probably." T replied, sharing a hearty laugh with Spike. They approached the Canterlot Castle where Claire now resided.

"I still can't believe my daughter is a princess. Who would have thought?"

"I remember mom was really happy when she heard that."

"She sure was! She had bragging rights. Not many mothers get to say that their little filly has grown into a princess."

"That's true." They had gotten to the front of the castle where they were met by two guards. 

"Hold it right there! Just who do you think you are?" The guards hadn't recognized the two of them. Spike had grown even larger and more ferocious looking since Rarity passed away. A little bit of greed had gotten to the dragon with no one to keep him on track. T had grown a lot as well.  Nopony knew what made him grow since he was certainly not greedy. The guard probably didn't recognize him since he T never visited the castle.

"I'm Spike and this is my son Turquoise Blitz. We're here to see Crystal Clarity," Spike said. 

"I'm sorry sir, but Princess Crystal is not expecting anypony today."

"WHAT?" Spike asked, quite a bit shocked. He seemed a little agitated as well. The guards tried not to show it but they were pretty scared. "She told us to come ahead of time!"

"Sir I....."

"Guards! Guards!  It's okay!  I am expecting them!"

"Princess!" They both said as they kneeled. 

"I'm so sorry for the confusion. I slept in this morning." The guards just nodded and went back to their position. Claire then turned her attention to her father and brother.  She galloped in their direction and jumped up to hug them. They made her seem so tiny. "I've missed you guys so much!  It's been far too long!"

"Yeah. You haven't come to visit me in a while," T said. 

"Why must I go to you?" Claire teased. She knew he wasn't much for castles. He liked nature and open spaces a lot more. He was Anthea's husband after all. "Things have just been a little...'exciting' around here... Anywho, come on in, I have something for both of you." The two follwed her without question. 

"So, how's my son-in-law?  He hasn't tried anything funny with you has he?"

"Honestly, father! You really ought to trust him by now. He's quite the gentlecolt."

"I know, I know. I just want to make sure that my little filly's okay and that your husband is keeping you happy." 

"Awww, thank you, dad," she said. 

"Where is he anyways?"

"With the princesses and Discord. Nidra and I are the only ones here today."

"Nidra's here?" T asked a little louder than he planned. Claire and Spike turned to him. 

"Yes but she's probably sleeping," Claire replied hesitantly. "Why?

"No reason. Can we keep moving please?" T asked trying to change the subject. 

"Okay....." T let out a small sigh of relief. He hadn't seen Nidra since their little talk. He knew now how she felt about him and he imagined an encounter with the bat pony would make things rather awkward since he wasn't sure how he felt about her. 

"Here we are!" Claire said as the group came to a stop. She opened the door they were at. It appeared to be her room. "Come in, boys."

"Very nice!" Spike said scanning the room.  He and T continued to walk around. Claire, however, went to her closet where she pulled out a couple of boxes. 

"Here you are!" She said excitedly as she levitated them to the dragons. They spent no time admiring the fancy wrapping paper. 

They opened up their boxes to reveal two, very beautiful necklaces that they assumed Claire made. She was an accomplished jeweler at this time. The necklaces were gorgeous but they weren't exactly what the boys were looking at. They were looking at what was in the center of them. 

Spike's had a very familiar fire ruby and T's had a flower that resembled Anthea's cutiemark. 

"Claire...." Spike started, looking as if he was going to cry.  Claire levitated the necklaces out of their claws and placed the pieces of jewelry around their necks.

"Do you like them?" She asked. T nodded furiously, still infatuated by the necklace. 

"I love it Claire," Spike said. "But, I gave this fire ruby to you. You don't have to give it back."

"I do. I think you need it more than me. Mom was your very special somepony. Both of you lost yours but I still have mine. I would feel guilty if I kept this, father. 

"I really appreciate that Claire."

"No problem at all," she told him. "Now let's talk a little bit about these. Your fire ruby necklace hasn't been altered at all. It still has the gold that mother crafted when she first made it. It's far too special to change in any way so I simply added some extra gold around it so it would fit you."

"Wow, thank you."

"And T, yours was rather difficult. It took me a while to find a gem that would match the color of the real flower. It was also a little hard to craft but it was nothing I couldn't handle. I know you love these flowers dearly and it breaks my heart to see the ones you keep in your home wilt away. So I wanted to give you one that would last forever." T ran up and hugged her tightly. 

"Easy big guy! I'd really appreciate it if you didn't hug me to death," Claire said gasping for air. He loosened his grip for a much more tame embrace. 

"Sorry, this just means an awful lot. Thanks Claire."

"Anything for my big, little brother," she said with a giant smile. She looked at the both of them and saw how happy the seemed in the moment. Tears began welling up in her eyes. She was just so sad for the both of them but she was glad she was able to help them feel a little happier. Claire wiped away the tears and sniffled. She didn't want them to see her crying. "That's all I've got for you two. You're welcome to stay as long as you want. I imagine you're quite tired from flying all the way out here."

"Just a little.  But we don't want to intrude. We can stay her a bit if you want some company though," Spike suggested. 

"I'd like that a lot."

The three of them ended up not talking too much. They simply enjoyed each other's presence. T was sleeping in the bed which he found very comfortable. Spike was relaxing on the floor, eyes closed, with Claire curled up next to him. 

Claire was the only one who didn't appear to be sleeping. Something was bothering her. She had called T and her father to give them their gifts but that could have been done at any time. She had actually wanted to tell them something else of great importance. She rolled over on her back holding her stomach. She looked over at her brother and father. They looked so peaceful and that was rare for them these days. She didn't want to cause too much excitement.  She'd tell them later.  

"Something wrong?" Spike asked. Claire jumped a little. She thought he was asleep. 

"Oh nothing. Just thinking a bit."

"You sure?" He asked looking at her with one eye open. 

"Yes, I'm pretty sure."

"Alright," he said closing his eye again. "Oh, and when were you planning on telling your own father that you're expecting." Claire sat up completely, eyes wide open. 

"H-how did you know?" Spike let out a little laugh. 

"You're actually acting quite a bit like your mother did when she was pregnant with you. You seem a little distant and pretty emotional. Not NEARLY emotional as she was but I noticed you crying a little bit. That's kind of odd behavior for you. Not to mention you're putting on a little weight." Claire wrapped her hooves around her abdomen. 

"It's that obvious, huh?

"Not too much honestly. Us dragons are just very observant." Claire giggled. "That little crib over there might have clued me in as well," he said. Claire looked over to the corner of her room and blushed. She'd totally forgotten it was there. "Anyways, I'm really happy for you and Illusion. Can't wait for the new addition to our family."

"Me neither. I'm a little nervous though."

"Don't worry about it. You'll be fine," he said nuzzling his daughter. 

"Thanks daddy," she said lovingly as she kissed him on the cheek.  

Though at first they thought their family was falling apart, they found it was actually growing.


Consolation by kilala97

Moving On by kilala97

Well that was really rushed XD  Hope you enjoyed the concept anyways. 
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Randomgal9050 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels in this! all the wonderful feelings!! Pikachu Crying Plz
vinylscrachfan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ponpon2323 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
poohbearluv23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rarity dies?!?!? NNNNOOOOO!!!!!
Turtledove101 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS the feels 
strong-1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
The tears! They just won't stop!
Melody--Pond Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
i LOVE your design of rarity's and spike's children! (AKA, dragon pony hybrid)
MoonSaphirre Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think your fav pony out of the mane 6 and your next gen is Rarity, and Crystal clarity ^^
Midnightsky4260 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
claires magic so cool
strong-1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
How is Claire a princess? Was it through marriage to Illusion or apprenticeship under one of the Princesses? 
Lishadra Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Man, spike, you lookin' good!
RebornAnimalz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
im not sure I like the idea of crystal being a princes...great work though
Risingthorn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When did the mane six and all their friends die? 
pkemonlover122333 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
100 years ago  not really about 20 or 30 proably
Risingthorn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow
pkemonlover122333 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
it said sevrail and that meas about 20 or 30
Risingthorn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok 😄
WhaleDoctor Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pkemonlover122333 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
mlp-and-smLunaLover Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This is such a sweet picture! Your so amazing!
WhiteOrchidRose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope i didn't enjoy it, i LOVED it!!!
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
You kniw, you finally managed to get that adult Spike we've all tried to create.
layla-mindora Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome story
GingaLover123 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student
EchoGems Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artist
Wait... WTF!!!! Rarity died!!! WHAT!!! 
ellahaldeman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all of them died (except the dragons and stuff). this is waaay in the future.
EchoGems Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Artist
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
What in the heck is a child of a half draconiquos half pony father and half dragon half pony mother going to look like?
mintpower Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I wonder that too!
HydraWolfHatena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It will look really fricken cool.
Tan-berryoriginz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Omg this was submitted on my birthday!!!!
TWINKLESKETCH123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like the story its awsome
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so good fjdbsfjdsfgsdg
Allanpike Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Good story concept that matched the art very well.
katluver458 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist
so anthea and rarity have passed and obviously illusion is going to be around for a very long time....

clair's such a sweetie ; u ;
JDMiles Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Well, that was a great excuse me while I go clean the "liquid pride" from my eyes....
KanohiVrykolakas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Can't wait to see more of your work Kilala

One question tingles in the back of my head though. How does Claire have the fire ruby if Nightmare Rarity destroyed it?
gumballkitty Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Didn't it get rebuilt by the power of love or something?  :-? (Confused) Shrug 
kilala97 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still deciding how canon the comics are.  I freaking love them but I'm not sure the work with the show which is what I base most of my stuff off of
RizBrony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
BTW they're in Canterlot right ? 
RizBrony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
So Spike & T lost their respective wives right ? 

Who is Claire's husband again ? Its really heart warming
GlitterQueen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Very sweet story and lovely artwork too :)
Spirit-The-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So sweet
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
So... There is no Alicorn Twilight in this universe i presume.
rippedsnorlax Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Flash Sentry is in it, so I can only assume Twilight has wings.
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oh, i didn't think of that.
Actually i wanted to know if Twilight is immortal/have a long lifespan, due to being a unicorn, in this universe.
rippedsnorlax Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I dunno about that, I always liked the idea of immortal Twi, just so that Spike wouldn't be alone. This universe has fixed that problem though.
CyberianSoul Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
wait wait....BABYS?!! Chaos Dragons Ponys Baby?! Draw them plssss
DalroththeWarlock Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
That's adorable. Another well crafted piece to the story.
TalortehCyndaquil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Next two pics: Pregnant Claire, and Claire and her new baby!
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