EDIT: I redrew this so this is the new version. The old version can be found here:
A little sketchadoodle I did because... reasons. o3o
I actually drew this half asleep last night, so please ignore the mistakes in anatomy and whatnot. )':
Anyway, this is actually a completely different perspective of the RariTwi bodyguard/Queen AU that I've been playing with lately. In this one, she lives in a world where racism is the norm, a world where you are expected to do what your family's "legacy" has done with no questions asked, a world where it's unacceptable to completely ignore the destiny you were given. This perspective of this AU is far darker, and far more unforgiving, as it takes place waaaaaaaaaaaaay back. Specifically during the Hearth's Warming Eve thing, where the unicorns, earth ponies, and pegasi were divided and in a middle of a war with one another.
The one I'm more fond of is the perspective of this AU where they live in a time where all three breeds live together in harmony and are not separated by race or anything like that. There's simply no Princess Sisters as their rulers (instead, they are literal goddesses) so instead, Rarity is royalty and the Queen of Equestria. This AU takes on a more Skyrim-ish feel, but still, it's far more flexible and allows Twi to be both a soldier AND indulge in her passion of knowledge, reading, and learning freely. In this AU the Mane 6 are far more like their canon counterparts than the one in the darker perspective of the AU, so you might like that one better than the one I've described in this deviation. o3o
Okay... A really cute looking badflank that I'd really love to give a good scratch behind the ears, but judging by that stare she's giving me, that probably wouldn't be in my best interests... So um... I'll just stay over here... safely clear of the nice intimidating guard pony who totally isn't thinking anything about cooking me extra crispy with that unicorn magic of hers... Nice, Twilight... I'll behave! I swear!
even though she secretly enjoys ear scritches I mEAN WHOOPS SHE BADASS YUSH
...Think we could get her with a double-team? Those ears simply must be given a thorough scratch!
...Maybe. o.o Alright, you go left, I go right. If this goes wrong... tell my mother I ate the cookies! D:
The lurve of rarity of course c:
And now that you've said that, I want an AU story where Rarity ascends to princesshood instead of Twi, and Twi becomes her bodyguard, and then CONFESSIONS OF LOVE and SNUGGLING and MAKE-OUTS.
...Uh... I-I mean. That sounds cool. >.>;
No but seriously, I been wanting AUs like that for a while. One where Rarity's the princess instead and Twi's the bodyguard. One where Rarity's a princess while Twi' a renowned knight and they get married through an arrangement (and then que first-meeting awkwardness and cuteness and luff ermahgawd). Then of course there's the Omniship AUs... but I won't bore you with those. >.>
I have this little project I've been working on for--oh, geez, it's something like two years now. I've been writing pony love songs, one for each of the fifteen Mane Six pairings, and I'm up to twelve or so of 'em by now. But I hadn't written one for RariLight yet, until this comment of yours inspired me, and ... well, I thought you might be interested in the rough draft of what you inspired.
"Let Me Be Your Knight"
Once upon a time,
A long, long time ago,
Lived a princess fair,
Beautiful, head to toe.
Wise and brave was she,
And strong and loyal and true.
With shaking voice, she told me,
“Your highness, I love you.”
“Let me be your knight,” she said.
“Let me serve you faithfully.
To love a princess, not to become,
I know now is my destiny.”
But I smiled in return
And gently shook my head.
I took her hoof in your own
And this is what I said:
“I’m afraid you’ve got it wrong.
Destiny, you see, is fake.
Fate is not what happens to us
But is something that we make.”
“You cannot be my knight,” I said,
“Because you’re a princess to me.
Let me be your knight, instead,
And I will serve you faithfully.”
“Let me be your knight,” she said,
“And I’ll be your princess too.
As long as you are by my side,
There’s nothing I can’t do.”
“Let me be your knight,” I said
“To protect you like a mighty tree.
And you can be my knight, as well,
And do the same for me.”
And so it was, and so it went,
In that kingdom now long past.
We lived well, and we loved well.
The years went by so fast.
I kept my word to her,
And I stayed there by her side.
“I love you,” I told her,
As she smiled before she died.
“Sweet dreams, my knight,” I said.
“Where you go now, remember me.
And I will remember you, my love,
And how you served so faithfully.”
Is there any chance you may end up putting some music and such to your songs? I think that'd be pretty rad, and they're (I've seen the one for AppleShy on Tumbrl too) so well written, I wouldn't surprised if they became a hit. x3
And yeah, actually I've written all of 'em with music and recorded them. Here's the final version of the RariLight song: youtu.be/u925UTov6T8. They haven't gotten much attention--this is a fandom with a lot of incredibly talented musicians, and I think my songwriting's a lot stronger than my performing abilities--but that's all right. I've been having fun with the project, and that's the important thing, I reckon.
It really shows how far you've come in your art!
Just my opinion.