"Why is there a bite taken out of this cookie?" Celestia asked as she stared down at the remainder of the treat that had been dropped unceremoniously in front of her at the table where she had recently finished eating her dinner. The guard who had dropped the cookie gave a shrug before trotting back towards wherever his post was located. Celestia gave a sigh as she turned towards her side where her sister was sitting with most of the contents of her meal still lying on her plate as she appeared to use her magic to poke the food with her fork.
"Why does the chef even make broccoli anyways, he knows I won't eat it." Luna muttered under her breath as she continued poking the green mass with her fork. Celestia smiled slightly at the display before she turned her attention back towards the treat. She didn't feel like indulging in the cookie at that particular moment, so instead of biting into the cookie she started absent-mindedly twirling it using her magic. After a few seconds of twirling the sun princess started to notice something strange about the cookie. She then flipped the cookie over on the dinner table and her eyes widened as she realized that on the back of the half-eaten cookie was what appeared to be a message written quite delicately with what appeared to be purple frosting. Celestia then carefully lifted the cookie in order to read the small words.
Dear Princess Celestia
Please excuse the bite, I had to taste it to make sure I didn't poison it. I can't be too careful after all.
Your secret admirer
Needless to say, after reading the message written in frosting on the back of the small pastry Celestia was sent into a minor state of shock. Despite the fact that she was famed for being the princess of the sun and one of the twin rulers of Equestria she had never received a love letter from a secret admirer before. At least, not one quite like this. This temporary comatose state seemed to worry her sister who chose that moment to turn to her side and take notice of her sister's state.
"Are you okay?" The small alicorn beside the dazed princess asked. When the sun princess didn't answer the moon princess gave a slight sigh before she picked up her fork using her magic and jabbed it into one of Celestia's forelegs. The larger princess let out a small yelp which seemed to confirm that she had been removed from her dazed state. The outwardly younger alicorn gave a small smile at her sister's slight discomfort as she began rubbing her leg.
"Are you okay?" Luna asked again, earning her a smile from Celestia as she turned her head to face her sister. The sun princess quickly hid the cookie from her sister's line of vision before answering the question she had asked.
"I'm fine dear sister, I was just reading a friendship report sent by my faithful student Twilight Sparkle..."
"WHAT!" Pinkie Pie screamed at the top of her lungs from her hiding place on one of the castle's many balconies where she had been spying on the princess as she read the love letter she had sent her. The red pigment of rage was currently threatening to overtake the pink pigmentation as her dominant color as she stared down at the princesses who appeared to be having a conversation about how Twilight Sparkle had developed a crush on the abnormal large yet somehow appealing pony who had recently caught her interest. Pinkie Pie swore under her breath as Princess Celestia started trotting away from the dinner table with the cookie levitating in front of her as the princess appeared to read it while she walked.
"Why in pony hell would she think that Twilight sent her that note, she can't cook anything on her own?" Pinkie Pie pouted to herself as she moved stealthily towards another balcony as she followed the princess. It was quite true and quite well known that Twilight Sparkle, the filly-prodigy couldn't even cook the simplest meal. It was also rumored that sometimes when the purple unicorn poured milk onto a bowl of dry cereal the cereal would burst into flames. Pinkie Pie chuckled at the mental image that produced before turning to her obsession who was currently trotting through one of the hallways which Pinkie Pie believed led to her overly extravagant bedroom. The pink pony continued to stare at the object of her current infatuation as she felt her previous anger towards her dissolving. Pinkie Pie let out a quick sigh as she watched the princess trot down the hallway. Soon the rather large mare came to a halt in front of one of the many doors within the hallway and opened it with her magic before stepping inside, causing Pinkie to mutter a silent curse to herself as she realized that there were no balconies located in the princesses room that she could utilize to continue spying on the princess. The pink pony gave a quick sigh and turned around with the intent to leave the castle and return to her warm bed at the bakery where she worked and lived.
"Until tomorrow my sweet." Pinkie Pie whispered in the hope that somehow the laws of physics would be bent and the princess would hear her message of love.
"Pinkie, do you know if anybody bought any baking supplies yesterday?" Twilight asked as she walked inside the Sugarcube corner bakery. Pinkie, who was presently disposing of a moldy bag of flour behind the counter lifted her head above the counter and gave an overenthusiastic smile before responding to her friend's inquiry.
"Why do you want to know?" The pink pony asked, the teenaged mare in front of her gave a nervous smile before beckoning her friend to come closer to her with a gesture from her hoof. Pinkie quickly fulfilled the silent request and less than a second later her left ear was placed uncomfortably close to Twilight's lips and a puff of smoke overtook her previous location behind the counter. Twilight gave one of her trademarked nervous chuckles that no doubt registered in Pinkie's ear before whispering her explanation, as if she feared that somebody in the otherwise empty bakery might hear her.
"Princess Celestia received a love letter last night written on the back of a cookie and she wants to know who wrote it. So she asked me if I could make some inquiries around town to find out." Twilight Sparkle explained with a smile of pride on her face as she did so. Pinkie pie also gave a smile at the thought of Princess Celestia wanting to know who exactly had sent her the love note. Pinkie Pie directed an abnormally large smile that a normal pony shouldn't have been able to do before rushing behind the counter and re-appearing in front of the scholarly filly so quickly that she didn't have enough time to release a slight sigh of relief that Pinkie Pie hadn't inquired past her reason for being in the bakery. Pinkie Pie gave a smile as she dropped a piece of parchment which she held in her teeth on the floor in front of the purple filly.
"That's a copy of our list of sales for yesterday. I hope it helps." Pinkie Pie explained with a smile before dashing into her room with a large smile on her face and a glazed look in her eyes as she leaped on her bed and fell into bliss.
"She liked my cooking." Pinkie Pie said to herself with a giggle.
Brett - Please review and tell us what you think of this story so far. Also, could you please include in your review if there are any punctuation, grammatical or spelling errors within this story. English is not me or Johnny's native language, as we are both from Germany and we would truly appreciate the feedback.