Love Letters, ch. 2- The “Date”

Diamondback was out of the shower and felt much cleaner. He came down the stairs, expecting to see that Love Letters had left while he was taking a shower, but she had not. She waited just as she said she would.“Well,” he said, “we should probably head out now.”

“Okay.” Said Letters in her same sing-song tone, and Diamondback found himself once again strongly attracted to this lavendar unicorn. “No, you know you can’t get attatched to anypony…” He thought to himself. “But still…” Shaking his head to clear his thoughts, Diamondback went to the door and opened it, holding it open for Love Letters.

“Such a gentlecolt!” She sang. At first Diamondback thought she was just teasing him, but when he looked at her, he could tell it was a sincere statement. He blushed heavily. To try to hide his embarassment, he turned around to lock up his store, but she had still seen his maroon coloring, causing her to giggle a little, which set off another bout of heavy blushing from him. “You seem so uptight. Relax a little. We’re just two new friends going out for coffee! It’s not like we’re going on a date or anything…” She began walking and Diamondback trotted up where he was walking next to her. When he caught up to her, he could’ve sworn he heard her whisper “Are we..?”.

Eager to change the subject, Diamondback asked, “Um… so where are going?”

Letters seemed like she was in a different world altogether. “Hm? Oh, it’s a new place in town. It’s called Sweet Pea’s Teas.”

“Huh… never heard of it… Course, then again, I don’t really get out much anymore…”

“Yeah, Skyheart told me about that… When was the last time you got some fresh air?”

“Um… depends… does an open door and a gust of wind count as ‘fresh air’?”

She giggled again. “No…” Diamondback looked down.

“Then last month.” he said sounding slightly ashamed. Love Letters looked at him.

“Oh, you poor dear!” She said, her voice filled with legitimate concern. “That’s not healthy!”

“I’m fine,” he said, sounding rather meancing, although he didn’t mean to. However, the damage was done, and they walked the rest of the way to the café in silence.

Once they were seated, however, Love Letters once again risked conversation about the subject. “So, what exactly happened between you two? I mean Skyheart told her side, but I want to hear yours.”

“Oh, well, it’s not really that important. Besides, I’d rather talk about you. What do you do?” said Diamondback, again wanting very much to avoid the topic of what had happened between him and Skyheart

“Oh, well, I’m a novelist. I write love stories.”

“Oh, that’s… cool…” Diamondback said, trying not to sound demeaning. Most of the love stories he had heard about and read had been very poorly written, and he rarely made it past the first chapter. Although there was that one that had been, in a word, rivoting…

“Good love stories!” Love Letters said defensively. “I actually put some thought into mine… I’ve actually been published, not to brag or anything…” she blushed a little as said the last few words.

“Luna she’s cute when she does that…” “What was the book?”

“And so the Tides Recede,” she said, blushing even harder.

“Oh, no way! I’ve read that book! It was one of my favorites, not to mention the only one capable of keeping my interest…” Diamondback suddenly had a lot respect for the lavendar unicorn that sat across from him.

Their drinks came and soon they were chating about everything, from Love Letters’ upcoming new book, to Diamondback’s latest designs, even though Letters didn’t seem to understand his profession very much. He appreciated her effort though.

After they both finished their drinks, Diamondback offered to walk Letters home, and she happily (almost a little too happily for Diamond’s comfort) accepted. The sun was beginning to set as they left.

When they reached Love Letters’ home, Diamondback became appalled. “You LIVE here?” He asked, indicating the tin roof… Well, hut was about the only word he could think of to describe it.

“Well, when you live on a writers’ budget, you can’t exactly afford the best living conditions. Besides, it’s cozy…” She said, her voice trailing off as she looked pensively at her home.

“No, I will not allow one of the great minds of Equestria to live in such squalor. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to build you a somewhat decent house.” he said, already formulating what it would look like.

“Oh, no! I could never ask you to do that!” she said, blushing mildly from the attention.

“You’re not, I’m offering to do it.”

“Oh… well, I suppose that’s okay… but where am I supposed to stay while you’re working?” “Well, I still have another spare bedroom, if you want…”

“Oh, that would be terrific! Thank you so much! I’ll move in first thing tomorrow morning!” She suddenly threw her front legs around Diamondback in a hug, which caught him off gaurd. Then she did something even more unexpected: she planted a light kiss on his cheek, sending a warm feeling throughout Diamondback’s body, then ran inside her hut, leaving Diamondback standing outside smiling like an idiot for no reason he could think of.

Diamondback stood glued to the spot in front of Letters’ hut until the sun had gone down and the moon was up.

“What was that? A kiss? Well, yes, obviously a kiss, but for what? As thanks for offering to build her a decent house, or was she trying to hint at something? And if so, what, exactly? Does she want to be more than friends? And why did I like it so much?”

Diamondback had a thousand questions running through his head at a million miles an hour, so he figured he should get home and sleep on these thoughts and feeling he was having toward the lovely mare. Diamondback arrived home to find Skyheart drinking… again.

“What are you so fucking happy ‘bout?” she said, her speech slurred. Any happiness Diamondback had been feeling went away instantly, as did his smile.

“Nothing.” he said in his usual cool and calm monotone.

“Ah, whatever. I don’t friggin’ care.” she draped herself over a display case, a cider bottle rolling out of her hoof and onto the floor. She hiccuped.

“Hey, where were you anyway? (hic) Usually I come (hic) home, and you’re here, (hic) workin’ in your friggin’ workshop (hic), doing Celestia knows what…”

“If you must know, I was out having a drink with a friend.” he said maintaining his cool, calm, and collected demeanor despite the fact that Skyheart’s inquaries were beginning to irritate him. He started heading to his workshop. He was going to have to forgo sleep again in order to get the blueprints done.

“Wait a (hic) minute. Since when (hic) do go out (hic), much less (hic) have friends?” Diamondback sighed. It was going to be a long night indeed…


varmoandvent:

Varmo: The running of the leaves is about to come, time to get some drawings done before dozens of ponies ran over every road and shake the leaves from the trees.

Originally I wanted to draw the bushes and trees and the ground. But how could I concentrate on drawing boring plants with those itty bitty teeny weeny details, when a lovely couple walks by, hum?

*Sigh* I’ll never get better when I can’t concentrate on the task.

 

((featuring Diamond back (left) and Skyheart of http://sillypegasianswerquestions.tumblr.com/))

varmoandvent:

Varmo: The running of the leaves is about to come, time to get some drawings done before dozens of ponies ran over every road and shake the leaves from the trees.

Originally I wanted to draw the bushes and trees and the ground. But how could I concentrate on drawing boring plants with those itty bitty teeny weeny details, when a lovely couple walks by, hum?

*Sigh* I’ll never get better when I can’t concentrate on the task.

 

((featuring Diamond back (left) and Skyheart of http://sillypegasianswerquestions.tumblr.com/))


Love Letters, Ch. 1 -First Impressions

As Diamondback approached the pretty lavender unicorn, he couldn’t help but stare at her violet mane, which was the reason he didn’t notice the low-lying display case right in front of him. Before he realized it, he was on his face, surrounded by broken glass, ornate rings, and other little trinkets he’d made in his spare time (which he seemed to have quite a bit of lately). The mare turned around and looked down at him with a look, first of surprise, then concern.

“Oh, goodness! Are you okay?” She said, her tone light and sing-song, with a delicate hint of concern.

“Uhm, yeah I’m fine…” He stammered, his voice low and scratchy from being in the heat of his workshop so long. He slowly got up until he was standing on all four legs. “So, uh, welcome to my jewelery store. My name is Diamondback. Can I help you?” He hoped his immense discomfort wasn’t detected by this beautiful mare. It wasn’t, apparently, because she had picked up on something entirely different.

“Wait, you’re Diamondback? Skyheart’s roommate!” Diamondback cringed a little on the inside, expecting the worst: chewing out for ‘betraying’ Skyheart, among other things he didn’t want to consider. He expected any number of things to happen. “Pleased to finally meet you! I’m Love Letters.” was not the expected response.

Diamondback looked back her, dumbfounded. “Um, hi, nice to meet you too…” he said, still stunned that she hadn’t said anything about what happened between Sky and him. “So,” he said, trying to pick the conversation back up, “I noticed you looking at my necklace up there.” he indicated the piece of jewelery at the top of the ceiling-high display case, where he had noticed her looking before he came out.

“Your necklace? You mean you made that?” she said, an awed tone to her voice.

“Yeah. Everything you see in here, from the extraordinary to the mundane, from the exotic to the common, all made by hoof, by me.” said Diamondback, more than a little pride swelling into his chest as he watched Letters look around in awe.

“Wow… that’s very impressive… anyway, I’m not here to buy anything, I was here to see if Sky wanted to go get some coffee with me. Do you know where she is?”

‘Knowing her, probably at the local pub, getting drunk out of her mind…’ he thought to himself, but said “No, sorry, I have no idea…”, and began to walk to the back to get the broom to sweep up the broken glass, hoping to Luna that would put an end to the topic.

And it did, in a way. Love Letters bit her lip and tapped her hoof in careful consideration, a concerned look sweeping over her face before she turned her eyes back up, “Well, in that case would you like to join me?” Diamondback stopped dead in his tracks and turned to look at her to see if she was serious. He could tell by the look in her eyes that she was.

He suddenly became very aware that he had left his smock on and that he was practically covered in soot from the furnace. “Um… uh.. w… we-… well, I’d l… love to but… but I…” he stuttered as he fumbled over his words, trying to think of a way to accept  the invitation and give himself enough time to make himself more… presentable.

“Oh, if you already have plans then I guess I can just…” she started for the door.

“No, wait!” she stopped and looked at him with those ice blue eyes. Luna, those eyes… “What I meant to say was I’d love to go with you, I just need some time to take a shower, if you don’t mind waiting?” he asked nervously.

She giggled slightly at his blatant shyness, causing him to blush slightly. “Of course I don’t mind waiting, just don’t take too long!” she sang cheerily, her tone dipping and adding subtle, yet very deliberate, inflections to her words.

Diamondback trotted quickly through the curtain, turned left immediately to go upstairs and then down the hall to his bedroom to take a shower.

“perhaps this night won’t be so bad after all…”


Q
So...where'd you guys go?
Anonymous
A

Um… We haven’t “gone” anywhere, Skyheart’s just needing a break, so I’m doing text/story posts until she’s ready to start again.


Another Journal Entry of Diamondback

Well, that was all very sudden. Yesterday I was working in my workshop (much like I have been lately, mostly to avoid awkward encounters with Skyheart), when I hear the bell above the door to the store ring, indicating a costumer has arrived.

since Skyheart was away on “business” (which I believe is her word for “getting drunk again”), and Gallifrey was Luna knows where, I headed out to see who had decided to stop by. I did not expect what I saw.

It was that mare!! Skyheart’s friend! Luckily she had her back to me, so I managed to slip back behind the curtain that separates my workshop from the store relatively unnoticed, but she must have heard me pull it closed, because she turned around and looked expectantly at the curtain. Luna, those eyes!

I waited a few minutes until she left then went back to my latest creation, with the image of those piercing eyes embedded in my head.

now she’s back again! I think I just might face her this time… wish me luck…


(Brief Hiatus)

(OOC post: Skyheart is the artist of this blog, but she’s not really been feeling much up to drawing lately, so you guys are stuck with me and my crappy text-posts/stories until further notice

-Diamondback)


Getting Better

So, I’m almost out of that place where I need alcohol to sleep at night. That’s good, yeah? Well, I’ve cut it down to one drink a night, at least.

I suppose this… attitude, I guess you could say, I’ve been stuck in lately is from my visit to Canterlot. I mean, I’ve been either moping or drinking since then, so it makes sense.

First off, the case didn’t pay nearly as much as I’d hoped. Yeah, I know I usually don’t do it for the money, but this was a high-profile case and a lot of work, so I expected to earn enough to pay the bills and put just a bit aside for Gallifrey. No such luck.

I’ve decided to save on water by bathing in rainclouds.

On top of that, being in Canterlot just brought up old memories I really didn’t need to revisit. Familiar places and sights and all that. And when we visited the Castle, I nearly crawled out of my skin. But Love Letters really wanted a tour, so I put up with it for her sake. Let’s just say, I’ve got a bit of history in that city.

Yes, things have returned to some semblance of normality. Letters has been dropping by every so often, to check up on me, and all, which I appreciate more than anything. She really is a great friend. Diamondback and I have agreed to forget that little… incident. It was a mistake for both of us and we’ve decided to move on and try to be friends, again.

Oh, and Love Letters has decided I need a fillyfriend. She’s been asking around to see if her friends know anypony I’d be good with. Oh, the irony.

Signing off,

~Skyheart


Journal entry of Diamondback

Right, so everything has finally returned to normal.

Well, almost normal… we’ve both returned to our normal schedules of me running my store, making the income, and then Skyheart going out and blowing it all on booze every night… sometimes I swear I’ll wring that- no… no, I’m not THAT pony anymore…

Anyway, really the only thing that’s changed is the atmosphere of the place. It just always feels like there’s a sense of… well, just tension, almost… I don’t quite know how to describe it…

However, there has been a new mare that’s been coming around the shop lately… she’s the loveliest shade of lavender with the most gorgeous violet mane and THE PRETTIEST pair of ice blue eyes…

Aw, who am I kidding? She’s friends with Skyheart, who’s no doubt told her that I’m a total ass… she probably wouldn’t even give me the time of day…

Well, I better get to bed. I’ve got a big order to fill tomorrow.

see ya,

Diamondback


skyheartlovesong:

Sorry, guys. Been going through a rough patch lately. Letters’s been helping me unwind. But, I’m back now, so, any questions?

Okay. Maybe now that I’ve got out of the house a while, things’ll cool down. I’m still pretty much too embarrassed to talk to anypony, but at least Love Letters has been trying to help me through this.

~Skyheart


((well, I’m bored

I therefore issue to you, our followers, a challenge. submit to us any song that you think describes one of our characters on this blog. the only requirements:

you must state which character the song is describing.

and I would like it if you submitted a link to a youtube video or something, but you don’t have to. just at least name the song and the band.

let the flood of the inbox, COMMENCE!!!))


 look what this person did for us!!

(btw, the mark on Diamondback’s face is a burn from his work)

http://teaponies.tumblr.com/

Seriously people, go follow her, she’s an amazing artist…

 look what this person did for us!!

(btw, the mark on Diamondback’s face is a burn from his work)

http://teaponies.tumblr.com/

Seriously people, go follow her, she’s an amazing artist…


"I’ve been too embarrassed, honestly. Seems everypony in Ponyville knows about me and Diamondback, now. And now Love Letters is on my back for not telling him sooner. Really, how can she side with him?
Ugh.
Too much drama. I’m just gonna sit here until everypony shuts up, kay?”
~Skyheart
And I’ve barricaded myself in my workshop…
-Diamondback

"I’ve been too embarrassed, honestly. Seems everypony in Ponyville knows about me and Diamondback, now. And now Love Letters is on my back for not telling him sooner. Really, how can she side with him?

Ugh.

Too much drama. I’m just gonna sit here until everypony shuts up, kay?”

~Skyheart

And I’ve barricaded myself in my workshop…

-Diamondback


Wait a minute…

((OOC post: I was re-watching “The Phantom of the Opera” for the hundreth time (what? It’s a legitamitly good movie…) And I realized that Diamondback and Skyheart’s realationship is a lot like that movie, with Diamondback being the phantom, Skyheart being Christine, and Love Letters being Raul… Not that Love Letters is a total douche…))


((HERE IT IS!!! finally… I may have just figured this shit out… art is obviously done by the Lovely and Talented  Harmony1245, AKA, Skyheart Lovesong, and put together and edited by yours truly.

-Diamondback

Sorry for the lull in drawing. It’s just, Anime Boston was today… and that was awesome. Basically I wanted to brag to y’all about how cool it was. But that’s why no drawing :/

And now I can’t feel my legs.

~Skyheart))


Q
Do you describe what SHE looked like...if you remember?
A

I… I don’t like to talk about it… it could get me in trouble… let’s just say most ponies know her…