Heartwarming: The Nuptialverse

Post Nuptials
  • This story is an aftermath of "A Canterlot Wedding," it goes into bigger detail on what Princess Celestia, Shining Armor, and the Mane Five are all quite surprised that Twilight Sparkle shows no resentment for leaving or shunning her. Even though they've shown regret for it, Twilight Sparkle insists not to be so hard on themselves, and that their actions are understandable.
    • Until later on... She admits that she felt resentful towards them for abandoning her but her friends assured they were going to talk to her after the reception, and never really going to abandon her.
    • On that same note, both Princess Celestia and Shining Armor insist that if Twilight had been wrong about the fake Cadence, they would have forgiven her.
  • Equally heartwarming are the lines that immediately follow. Applejack says that Twilight made them all worthwhile, a point which Twilight shoots down without missing a beat. What makes it heartwarming is what she follows up with:
    Twilight Sparkle: Everything that I've ever done worth bragging about is because I've had one of you at my side, keeping me strong. It isn't me that makes all of you worthwhile...it's the other way around. I don't want you to ever forget that.
  • This gem during Luna and Celestia's conversation after the wedding.
    Celestia: You know, I've always envied Twilight's parents. Because no matter how much Twilight might love me, adore me, and strive for my approval, they will always hold the place in her heart that I want.
    Luna: You love her that much?
    Celestia: Like a daughter.
    • Luna tried and failed to bring Celestia out of her guilt over how she ignored Twilight. The younger alicorn then suggests bring the older's student in so they can reconcile and talk it out. Celestia begs her not to, feeling that she doesn't even have the right to look at Twilight at the moment. Luna goes and gets Twilight anyway and lets her into Celestia's room. When they begin to apologize to each other for what happened at the rehearsal, Celestia asks her student if she can sleep with her, like how Twilight used to fall asleep at her side after a long day of work. Twilight smiles and admitted that she was hoping for the question to pop up.

  • Twilight's reaction to finding out that Spike wants her to be his mother. After initially being stunned, she's deeply touched by the idea.
  • The entire sequence between Twilight and Spike in the "Lullaby" chapter. Words do not do it justice.
  • When one of Olive Branch's co-conspirators comes to Ponyville to defame Spike for drawing a gang of dragons near town as part of some tyrannical plot of Princess Celestia's, how do the citizens respond? By running the conspirator out of town for picking on one of their own and insulting their princess. Even the Keeper compliments the townsponies for their valor.
    • What makes it truly heartwarming is who the first pony is to interrupt the conspirator: Bon Bon, the one pony whom Fanon has painted as the most critical of the Mane 6's (and Lyra's) usual shenanigans.
  • While Pinkie's history with her actual parents fall under Tear Jerker, her history with the Cakes is pure this. Mrs. Cake first met her as a hungry foal and offered her some baked goods. Pinkie decided to help and ended up spending the night. She never left and the Cakes basically became her parents.
    Mrs. Cake: You know we've never regretted taking you in, right?
    Pinkie: I know. I've never regretted coming here.
    • The Tear Jerker quality of Pinkie's family history is what makes her reunion and reconciliation with them all the sweeter.
  • Rainbow Dash letting Scootaloo sleep at her house after her parents are arrested.
    • Soarin' telling Rainbow Dash that he'll help her take care of Scootaloo when she adopts her.
  • It's a milder example, but it's touching that Owlocious has taken on a mentorship role for Peewee.

  • Rarity dropping everything, even her part in the investigation, to care for Sweetie Belle when she gets sick.
  • The exchanges between Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo showing that the latter is Happily Adopted.
  • Fluttershy trying to help a down Peewee.
  • Rarity taking care of Sweetie.