It has taken forever, but I have finally managed to finish the story. I hope you all enjoyed reading this story and I just want to say thank you so much. I started writing this story about 6 months ago, and never thought it would ever be this amazing. I want to thank you all for your support and helpful comments/suggestions. I will be writing more stories, so please dont worry. But as for now, i give you the last chapter of Adapting to Love. Enjoy everypony! -AsianPon3-
A Day Before the Wedding
"Ohh, I'm so excited." Octavia exclaimed, as she gave a little squee in her wedding dress. She then turned to Vinyl's dressing room and waited for Vinyl to come out. A few moments went by before the door to Vinyl's dressing room opened and out stepped a beautiful blue-mane unicorn in a short but masterfully crafted white pearl dress. It had silky white flowers embroidered into the base of the dress, with a large musical note on the front.
"Oh my goodness Vinyl." Octavia said with shock. Vinyl quickly examined her dress and then looked back at Octavia.
"What? Is there something wrong with my dress?" she asked. Octavia let out a slight giggle before looking back at the confused unicorn.
"No Vinyl. You look so beautiful in that dress." Octavia said, which caused a large grin to form across Vinyl's face.
"Hehe, thanks Tavi. You don't look bad yourself." Vinyl remarked, as Octavia roller her eyes. Vinyl let out another giggle and pulled Octavia into a hug.
"I'm just kidding Tavi. You look beautiful as well." Octavia and Vinyl continued to hug each other for a few more moments before they released.
"Well, the dresses fit, which is very good. Sky has his Tux already fitted and we have all the preparations already taken care of." Octavia said, letting out a slight sigh. Vinyl noticed and looked concerned.
"Tavi, what's on your mind?" Vinyl asked. Octavia looked at her and gave another sigh.
"It's nothing really big. It's just... Well, I'm sort of scared actually." Vinyl looked at Octavia and put a reassuring hoof on her shoulder.
"Tavi. We have nothing to be scared of. We have Sky to protect us from all the dangers we may encounter."
"It's not that Vinyl. I'm scared that... I'm scared that I may not be a good wife." Octavia said, lowering her head in shame.
"Tavi, why would you ever think you wouldn't be a good wife. If anypony should be concerned, it should be me." Vinyl said. Octavia lifted her head with a puzzled look on her face.
"What do you mean by that Vinyl?" Octavia asked.
"Well, look at us. Who is the more responsible one out of the two of us?" Octavia thought for a brief second and quickly said that it was herself.
"Exactly. And who is the most organized pony between us?" Octavia once again said it was herself.
"And who is the most..." Vinyl was cut off by Octavia.
"Ok, ok Vinyl. I see what you are saying." Octavia gave a small laugh. "It's just my nerves is all." Vinyl smiled and put her hoof on her shoulder again.
"Don't worry Tavi. I know you are going to be a wonderful wife."
"And so are you Vinyl." Octavia finished, as they both pulled together for another hug.
"Alright, lets get home now. I bet Sky is waiting for us." Octavia nodded and the two mares went back into the dressing room to change out of their dresses and begin the long walk home.
At the House (An Hour Later)
Octavia and Vinyl walked through the door to the house and were met with the sight of a sleeping, soon to be husband, passed out on the couch. The two mares looked at each other and Vinyl had a large grin on her face. Octavia just rolled her eyes, but soon followed Vinyl over to me. Vinyl positioned herself on the top of the couch and was staring down at Octavia with a grin. Octavia giggled a little bit before she saw Vinyl slowly balance on her two back hooves for the full effect of the impact. As Vinyl readied herself, she gave out one last grin and was about to jump. Right before she leapt into the air, her left hoof slipped and she lost her balance. She gave a quick scream as she started to fall backwards off the tallest point on the couch. Right before she collided with the ground, a red aurora surrounded her and stopped her fall a few inches from the ground. She was then levitated over the back of the couch and in front of me.
"Told you I would always protect you." I said, gently lying her down on my chest and giving her a little kiss on the muzzle. Octavia gave a sigh of relief as she walked towards the head of the couch and leaned in for a kiss. I gave her a gentle kiss on the muzzle as well, and helped Vinyl off of me. I stood up from the couch and stretched my arms, legs, and wings.
"That was a lovely little nap I had." I said, with a slight laugh. I looked back at the two beautiful mares staring up at me before I smiled and sat back down onto the couch. They both joined me, and began to rest their heads on my lap. I began to slowly run a hand through each of theirs manes and down their backs. I continued to do this for about ten minutes or so, before I gave them each a kiss on the forehead. I let them slowly drift off to sleep as I stared up at the ceiling, thinking to myself.
"Tomorrow. I can't believe tomorrow I will be a... husband." I said, with a slight laugh looking towards the ceiling.
"To think that all of this started with...? I paused for a moment as I tried to remember how I got to this point in my life.
"I remember my military training and waking up on that operating table. But... but that's it. That's all I really know of myself." I looked down at the two beautiful mares, peacefully sleeping on my lap before giving a small smile.
"It doesn't matter what my past was like. All that matters is that I'm here and I have two wonderful, soon to be wives, by my side." I softly thought to myself. I leaned my head back against the back of the couch and slowly let my eyes close, letting the image of Octavia and Vinyl fill my thoughts and hopefully, my dreams.
Two Hours Later
"Dinner time!" Octavia's mother yelled from the kitchen. As the three of us entered the kitchen, I couldn't help but be dazed by the strong aroma, filling my senses.
"Ok, what is that wonderful smell?" I said aloud. Octavia's mother laughed a little and set down a few plates at the table.
"Well, seeing how this will be your last dinner with us before the wedding; we all wanted to do something very special for you." I smiled and took my seat at the table, followed by Octavia and Vinyl. As all the different types of food were being placed on the table, the others soon joined us. Once everypony took their seats, Thunder held up a wine glass and began to make a toast.
"I just want to say, congratulations to the soon be family we have before us. I know things at first seemed to be rather... difficult. And I am sorry for any grief or pain I put any of you through. But I just want to say, that I couldn't be happier for the three of you. I see how much you care for and love each other; and I couldn't be happier knowing that you are going to be a family. So Sky. I just want to say, welcome to the family. And know that we all couldn't be happier for you and our little mares." Thunder finished, as every pony at the table began to clap.
"Now, without further to do. Let's all eat." Thunder said, as we all started to feast upon the different types of foods.
A Few Hours Later
"Don't worry, I will see you both tomorrow." I said, as I leaned down and gave a quick kiss to both Octavia and Vinyl before smiling. "I love you both. Just try to behave yourselves until the wedding... Vinyl." I jokingly directed towards her, as she began to laugh.
"I can't make any promises, but I will try." She said, as the three of us laughed. I then stood up walked towards the door.
"If something happens and you two need me, I will be at Rainbow's for the night." They both nodded their heads as I opened the door with a smile on my face. With one last glance at my two soon to be wives, I smiled and flew out the door towards Rainbow's.
Ten Minutes Later
I arrived at Rainbow's house and took a few steps forward towards the door. A moment later, I knocked on the door as Rainbow quickly answered it. She had a gleaming smile on her face as she opened the door widely for me to step in.
"Hey Sky. Come on in." Rainbow said, in a cheery voice. I entered the house and she quickly closed it behind me. As soon as I turned around, Rainbow Dash tackled me. I landed on the soft ground with a loud, but quite comfortable, thud and looked at Rainbow.
"Hey, what was that for?" I asked, as she beamed her smile at me.
"I'm just so happy that you are getting married Sky. I can't believe it. I can even remember the first time I met you."
"Oh really? And what was your first impression of me?" I asked. She smiled and looked at me.
"Well, at first I thought you were really weird. Then I started to warm up to you and..." she trailed off.
"And what?" I asked? Rainbow's face began to turn a crimson red before she got off of me.
"Nothing. Anyway, I'm just really glad I met you. You have been a wonderful friend to me and I couldn't be happier for you." She said, walking over towards the kitchen.
"Anyway, do you want something to eat or drink?" she asked, starting to make some tea for herself.
"I will have whatever you are having." I said. Rainbow smiled and nodded her head as she got another cup of tea ready. I sat down at the table and a few minutes later, was joined by Rainbow with two cups of freshly made tea.
"Here you go Sky." She said, carefully sliding the cup of tea in my direction.
"Thank you Rainbow." I gently took the cup of tea and gave a quick sip.
"This is really good Rainbow. Thank you." I said, as she blushed slightly.
"You're, you're welcome Sky." She said, with a slight stutter. There were a few moments of awkward silence between us before Rainbow broke the silence.
"Hey Sky?" I looked at her.
"Yes Rainbow?" I asked, with a puzzling look on my face.
"Can... Can I ask you something?" I still had a puzzling look on my face, but nodded my head.
"Well, I want to know what you think of me?"
"Umm, what do you mean by that?"
"I mean; I want to know what you think of me."
"Well, this is a bit of a weird question to ask me. I mean, I think of you as a best friend. Why do you ask?" Rainbow has a slight blush on her face and quickly looked away.
"No reason, I was just trying to make small talk." She quickly said, eliciting a curious response from me.
"Umm, ok. Anyways Rainbow, may I use your shower please. I feel really groggy." Rainbow gave me a gentle smile as she nodded her head.
"Of course you can Sky. It's down the hall and to the right." Pointing down a hallway with her hoof.
"Thanks Rainbow. I promise not to use all the hot water." I said.
"Don't worry about it; take all the time you need." Rainbow said. And with that I walked off down the hallway and towards the shower.
As I watched Sky leave, I couldn't help but feel slightly embarrassed.
"Stupid, stupid, stupid." I said, hitting my face with my hoof.
"Why would I ask him how he felt about me? Of course he would say I was his best friend. What else would I expect him to say?" I scolded myself. I then let out a heavy sigh.
"What would Sky see in a mare like me anyway? He has Octavia and Vinyl." I lowered my head and stared blankly at the table, deep in thought. After a few minutes a noise awoke me from my daze. As I looked up, I could see Sky standing in front of me, with a beaming smile across is face. I couldn't help but smile as well.
"Thanks for the shower." He said. I blushed slightly at the comment before getting control of myself again.
"You're welcome Sky." I said, trying to sound happy. All I got was a confused response from Sky.
"Hey Rainbow. Are you feeling all right? You seem to be acting strange and your face is slightly redder than usual." Within the next few moments, he raised his hand and felt my forehead.
"Well, you don't seem to be running a fever or anything." He said, as I blushed slightly more. "I would suggest that you just get a lot of sleep. Besides, we both have a big day tomorrow." Sky said, as I slightly nodded my head.
"Yeah, you are right. I should probably get to bed." I said, getting up from the table and walking towards my bedroom. I was followed by Sky and soon found myself in my bedroom. As I started to get settled in, I noticed that Sky was leaning on the side of the door, staring towards me. I blushed but quickly turned my face, looking from left to right.
"What?" I asked, as he walked into the room and then sprawled out on the bed. I could only look on with curiosity as he didn't show any signs of moving.
"Are you just going to stand there?" he asked. I was so shocked that I couldn't even move. I had no idea what his motives were, but I didn't question it either. I slowly walked over to my bed and got in under the covers. After a few seconds, I was quickly pulled tightly up against Sky. I let out a little squeal as I felt his arm wrap around me.
"Sky, what... what are you doing?" I asked, nervous and excited. I was met with a gentle smile.
"What does it look like I'm doing? I'm cuddling with my best friend. You don't mind do you?" he asked, as I quickly shook my head no.
"Good." He said, as there were a few more moments of silence.
"Ye...yes Sky?" I asked, stuttering slightly.
"You are a really good friend, you know that right?" he said, as I blushed again.
"I... I am?" I questioned him.
"Of course you are, otherwise I wouldn't be here right now." He said, as I blushed and nuzzled his chest.
"So let's get some sleep. We have a very long day ahead of us tomorrow." I nodded my head as I slowly began to close my eyes.
"Thank you Sky. Thank you." I thought to myself, as I could feel the sleep start to take over me.
Day of the Wedding (1:20pm)
"Damn this tie." I said nervously, as I readjusted my tie. I was dressed in my tuxedo and standing in front of a mirror. I then turned to Rainbow, who was already in her dress.
"Does this look alright to you?" I said, letting her examine me. Her face blushed slightly as she smiled and nodded her head.
"Yes Sky, you look fine." She said, as I breathed a heavy sigh of relief.
"Thanks." I said, reaching for my drink and taking a few sips.
"I don't usually drink, but I think I may need some liquid courage." I took another sip before Rainbow pulled the drink out of my hand.
"That's enough. We don't want you drunk or passing out. Though memorable, I don't think Octavia or Vinyl would appreciate it." She said, as I nodded my head.
"Yeah, I know. And I'm sure if that were to happen, you would help me and not just take embarrassing photos right?" I cocked an eyebrow looking at her.
"No promises." She said, as we both began to laugh. After a few moments Thunder poked his head into the room and smiled as he saw the two of us. He then proceeded to walk in.
"So, are you feeling nervous?" Thunder lightheartedly asked. I turned around to see that he had a smile across his face.
"No, of course not." I sarcastically said. This elicited a laugh from Thunder.
"Well good. Can't have my future son in law, have cold-hooves before the wedding." I don't think they would ever let you live it down."
"Yeah, tell me about it. Those two have great memories. I wouldn't be surprised if they remembered things I said, from years ago." Thunder laughed with Rainbow.
"So anyway Sky, I just wanted to wish you luck and tell you the wedding is about to start." Before I could say anything, the wedding music began to play and Thunder quickly left to find his seat. I turned to Rainbow, who still had my drink in her hoof and quickly grabbed it from her. I drank the rest of it with just one gulp. It burned as it passed through my throat, and I gave a slight shiver. Rainbow was standing next to me with a scolding look on her face.
"Trust me, I needed it." I said, as she gave a sigh and nodded her head.
"Ok, well at least it's gone now and there isn't any more around for you to get into. Besides, we are about to go." Rainbow said, walking over to the wedding coordinator, who was motioning us to walk towards her. I quickly followed Rainbow and stood next to her. The wedding coordinator was continually looking at her watch on her hoof. After about thirty seconds or so, she turned to us and gave us a nod.
"Alright, when I say so, you can start to walk. Sky first, followed by Rainbow." She said. And before another moment passed she told us to start walking. As we left from behind the curtain, we began to walk up the long aisle as everypony was standing. I felt really nervous as everypony was staring me.
"Damn, I wish I would have had more to drink." I said, nearing the area I was supposed to stand. As soon I reached the area in front of everypony, I walked over towards my right slightly, and stopped. Rainbow followed, and stopped to the right side of me. We then both turned to face the crowd of ponies that were now staring at us with warm smiles.
It seemed like a few hours, but after a few minutes, more music started to play as everypony turned towards the back. A moment later, Vinyl and Octavia appeared side-by-side, dressed in their beautiful white dresses. I was speechless as they both walked towards me. My heart began to race as they slowly approached with the rhythm of the soft playing music. They finally reached their side of the uplifted stage area, followed by Pinkie. As everypony took their seats I looked towards Octavia and Vinyl to see them both blushing, but was more noticeable on Vinyl's white coat. After everypony took their seats, Princess Celestia emerged from behind the front curtain and walked towards the podium. As she reached the podium, she turned to me and gave a warm-hearted smile. I warmly smiled back at her and blushed slightly. She let out a silent giggle and proceeded with the wedding.
"Fillies and Gentlecolts. We are all gathered here today to witness the sacred bond of marriage, between Miss Vinyl Scratch and Miss Octavia Pie, to a very beloved friend of mine we have all come to know and love. If there is any reason that these three shouldn't be together, speak now, or forever hold you peace." Celestia voiced, as there was a stagnant silence from the crowd of ponies. Celestia let out a smile as she continued.
"Very well." Celestia then turned to me and gave another warm and gentle smile.
"Sky, do you take Octavia and Vinyl to be your wives; for better or for worse, for sickness and in health; to love and be loved, until death do you part."
"I do." I confidently pronounced as Celestia then turned to Octavia and Vinyl.
"And do you, Octavia and Vinyl, take Sky to be your husband, for better or for worse; for sickness and in health; to love and be loved, until death do you part." Vinyl and Octavia looked at each other and answered in unison.
"We do." They both said.
"Very well. Now we will present the bearing of the rings." Celestia said, as I turned to Rainbow Dash. Rainbow was smiling and holding two different size rings in her hoof. I graciously took them and mouthed a quick thank you, as I turned toward Octavia and Vinyl. I slowly walked over to them and began to place the smaller ring onto Vinyl's horn. I then turned gently grabbed Octavia's left hoof, and placed the other ring around it. I smiled as I walked back to my place. Then Octavia and Vinyl came toward me and presented their rings. I held out my left hand as they both slid their rings onto my finger. I let out a little smile as they both blushed and finished. After they took a few steps back, we all turned back towards Celestia. She had a smile on her face as she began to speak again.
"I know pronounce you stallion and mare. You may kiss your brides." Celestia finished as I took a few steps forward and wrapped them both in my wings. They both leaned in and kissed me, as we all locked lips for a minute or so.
"This is the happiest day of my life." I said, as Vinyl and Octavia had tears pouring down their eyes.
"Us too Sky. Us too." Octavia said, with tears still flowing from her eyes. There was a moment of harmonic silence before we heard a pony shout.
"Lets get this party started!" We heard Pinkie yell, as we all started to walk down the aisle towards our friends and family.
Two Hours Later
"Where is he?" Rainbow asked herself, searching for me. As she continued her search, she saw me standing off in the distance, standing on hill overlooking the city. She gently spread her wings and flew towards me. A few seconds later, she landed next to my side, but didn't say anything. She just continued to stare straight ahead towards Ponyville.
"You know something. At first, I thought it was a terrible thing that I came here. I didn't know who I was or what purpose I had. But being here has given me a second chance at life. It has given me purpose again, but most importantly it has given me friends and family again." I slowly turned toward Rainbow and knelt down.
"Thank you for everything Rainbow. I don't know where I would be right now if it wasn't for you." I held her in a gentle hug for a few moments before releasing her. As I looked upon her face, her blue coat was slightly reddish near her face. I smiled and gave her a quick peck on the cheek. This only intensified the blush.
"You're... you're welcome." She managed to say. I then stood back up and overlooked the setting sun on Ponyville's horizon.
"Let's get back to the party Sky." Rainbow told me, as she nudged me slightly and I looked down at her.
"I will. I just need another minute or so." I said, as she shrugged her shoulders and flew back to the party. After she was out of sight, I looked towards the setting sun again.
"Father, I know you are out there somewhere. If only you could see me now. This may not have been the life you thought I would have, but it is a life that makes me happy. I know you would be proud if you saw me now. Mother, Sister. I know you would also be proud if you saw me now." I let out a sigh before continuing. "I wish you all could be here to see me. I wish you knew I was safe and happy. I wish you could join me here and live happy and peaceful lives of your own. But most importantly, I wish for you to know that I love you both so much. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you two." I smiled to myself. "Sister, mother, father. Just know that whatever happens to me in the years to come, you all will always be in my heart." I began to slightly laugh to myself. "Now if you will excuse me, I have two wonderful new wives waiting for me and I best not keep them waiting. I hope you all understand." I said, finishing with a small smile. I turned back towards the party and gently spread my wings. With one last smile towards Ponyville, I flapped my wings and started to head back towards the party, thinking of what adventures my new life will hold for me, and new family.