“Stop!”>Celestia spun around, her eyes wide.
“Tell the nobility that I refuse. I’m your sworn knight, and I won’t leave your service.”>”Anon-”
“I’m staying by your side, Celly. I mean-”>Before I could react, Celly swept over and folded me in her wings. >It was a wonderful feeling. The soft, downy feathers, the light tuft of chest floof->I was overwhelmed, and just lay there, eyes closed, listening to her calm, rhythmic breathing.>We both just lay there for a while, quiet.>Finally the silence was broken. “Thank you anon. It means a lot to me.”
“That bit earlier, where you said you were here because of tradition, is that really-?”>Sunhorse laughed, and I could feel her wings rustle around me.>”Oh, silly anon, that’s not something a faithful knight should ask! How about a different question?”
“Would you like a tummy rub, Celly?”>I opened my eyes to see her smiling face, and I could guess the answer.