This one is part of a collaboration with the talented
Ponydora Prancypants (author of the outstanding Flight of the Alicorn
) to develop both an image and a story that expands upon it concurrently. If you're at all intrigued by the actions portrayed, please do check out the rousing story that accompanies it:The Fires of Friendship
It's the tale of ponies growing up together in the same small town, and of friendships lost and rekindled. Not to mention ravenous wolves made out of deadwood... because those are awesome.
Both of our efforts are dedicated to the supremely talented and charming
who made a rather epic sized splash here at deviantART when she finally opened an account for her tremendously popular Pony artwork. She is also something of a raving fan of Rarity and Applejack especially, although she seems to manage her condition quite well, all things considered. As we are both raving fans of hers, we were all too happy to focus on these two fabulous (and arguably under-appreciated) members of the Mane Six.
Much thanks and affection to you, my dear, for your kindness and camaraderie. I feel quite lucky to be able to count you among my friends.