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Turns out, an Accidental Marriage can have long-reaching consequences.

About Last Night is a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic by Darth Link 22 of The Nuptialverse fame.

A few months after the events of Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Applejack decides to officially integrate the others into her family with an Apple tradition: a long night of cider drinking. The next morning Applejack wakes up... in Twilight's bed... with a gold band on her hoof... and a legally binding document on the bedside table...

The story has been completed, and can be found here. The sequel, About Last Month, was posted April 12, 2016, and can be found here. Following the death of Darth Link 22, the story has since become a Dead Fic.

Also has a piece of Recursive Fanfiction, About Last Night: A Deleted Scene

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     About Last Night 

  • Accidental Marriage: The story focuses on this happening to Twilight and Applejack, though someone is doing their best to make sure that it can't be annulled immediately.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Celestia is concerned about Twilight and Applejack's predicament for sure, but she doesn't deny she laughed as hard as she could after finding out what happened. She sniggered every time she thought back on the "incident."
  • All Lesbians Want Kids: The climax of Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's subplot is the reveal that Fluttershy eventually wants them to have foals. Rainbow is understandably unsure about this, but by the end of the story, she eventually warms up to the idea of the two eventually having a family.
  • Alpha Bitch: Angel has a rather dominating desire to control Fluttershy and other animals, and gets rather aggressive when asserting himself; however, Rainbow Dash is more than a match for him.
  • Bedmate Reveal: The first chapter ends with Twilight waking up in bed with Applejack, while the second ends with Rarity waking up in bed with Prince Blueblood.
    • In a twist, the magic on the rings reveals Applejack and Twilight have to be bedmates! They found that out the hard way when it magically pulled Applejack across Ponyville!
  • Beta Couple: Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Shinning Armor does not take it well when he finds out that Applejack got Twilight drunk and married her under the influence.
    • Then Big Mac comes to protect Applejack from Shining Armor.
  • Breaking Speech: Queen Chrysalis gives one to Applejack by calling her the most useless of the elements, Twilight's lapdog, calling her pathetic for having feelings for Twilight, and reminding her of the way she turned her back on Twilight at Shining Armor and Princess Cadance's wedding just to prove her worth.
  • Call-Back: When Pinkie Pie tries to convince Rarity to do "the funnel", Rarity refuses, saying "there was no way she would ever participate in something so crude". When Pinkie comments that she had fun pillow fighting with Applejack, Rarity retorts she merely lost her temper.
  • Confusing Multiple Negatives: One way Twilight corrects Applejack's grammar.
    Applejack: "There ain’t nothin’ ta talk about."
    Twilight: "That’s a double negative, which means there is something to talk about. Now tell me."
  • Crazy-Prepared: In typical Pinkie Pie fashion, she had an umbrella handy for Rainbow Dash's Spit Take mentioned below.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Flim and Flam try to lock Twilight and AJ in a room and knock them out while they make their escape, underestimating the pair. The fact that they tried to make Silver Shill pull their heavy carriage didn't exactly help their speed either.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After Flim and Flam run off in an attempt to get away from Twilight and Applejack, Silver Shill grabs two of their bags of bits (knowing that they'd never report the theft due to their paranoia of the Guards), and buys a caravan of his own, and sets out to give them honest competition.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Played for Laughs when Celestia catches Luna repeatedly rewinding the part of the "wedding video" in which Twilight shakes her flank. When Celestia objects, stating that Twilight is like a daughter to her, Luna merely asks if there's any blood relation, then happily states that she'll "allow [her]self the eye candy" when Celestia replies in the negative, to the latter's exasperation.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Owlowiscious tells Angel that he has compassion for others even when he doesn't benefit, the bad bunny doesn't get what he's talking about.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Blueblood at the very least tells mares he sleeps with that this is a one time thing before hoof. He also makes it clear that he would never take advantage of a mare too intoxicated to consent.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Pinkie Pie, who knows all details about all her friends, doesn't recognize Rarity's double is not her.
    Pinkie: "Ooh! A wall!."
  • Gold Digger: Diamond Tiara's mother apparently only married Filthy Rich for his money.
  • Hidden Depths: Blueblood is shaping up to be this. He's shown to take his royal duties seriously, was capable of stopping a drunken Rarity when she attacked him without either of them getting hurt, and has mentioned knowing both Twilight and Spike pretty well in the past.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Cadance tells Shining Armor not to meddle with Twilight's relationships when he tries to go after Applejack after learning about their drunken marriage. Then, a few chapters later, we find out that Cadance was behind the marriage all along, with a certain draconequus helping her.
  • I Can't Believe A Pony Like You Would Notice Me!: Applejack has some issues with herself, and perceives Twilight as being higher class than her, possibly out of her league.
  • Jaw Drop: Twilight, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie experience this when they see Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy kissing to show they've become a couple.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • When Rarity asks why Blueblood treated her so horribly at the Gala if he isn't that much of a snob as he appears, he calls her out on pursuing him for his money and status without knowing anything about him, which she privately concedes. However, when she then asks why he didn't just reject her from minute one, he admits that he did it because it was fun.
    • Flim and Flam get away without any legal repercussions from outing Applejack and Twilight's marriage due to privacy laws.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy find themselves together in bed following the night of drinking. Unlike most cases, they figure that it might've meant something, so they decide to give a real relationship a shot.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Flim and Flam's actions finally get them arrested, and while they probably won't stay in jail that long, Silver Shill bites back and sets out on his own, apparently to give them some honest competition.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Pinkie on the progression of Spike and the CMC's friendship.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: During the cider party, when Pinkie Pie goads her into doing 'the funnel', Rarity reluctantly submits, on the condition that Pinkie Pie never mentions it to anypony.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to The Nuptialverse. This also takes place post-wedding, but rather than beat themselves over their treatment of Twilight, the rest of group mostly just let Twilight get away with almost anything around them for the months that followed.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter: Upon seeing a picture of Rarity with Blueblood, Twilight and Applejack immediately assume she's a Changeling, claiming the real Rarity would never date Blueblood. The fact that Rarity can't answer questions to prove it's really her doesn't help.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Twilight gets the feeling Spike's in trouble when he is being chased by Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Diamond Tiara, and Silver Spoon.
  • Mythology Gag: Pinkie entertains Apple Bloom with a story her Granny Pie had taught her, which is clearly based on the first TV special from the G1 series (the one with Tirac and the Rainbow of Light).
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Blueblood mentions a camel ambassador trying to kill him a while back. Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly), it failed.
    • Apparently, Fluttershy once got wasted alongside Princess Luna.
  • Not Listening to Me, Are You?: Apparently, sometimes when her friends are talking to her, Rarity has an Internal Monologue with herself and doesn't catch what they're saying. This doesn't help her situation when she can't answer the questions Twilight asks her to prove she's not a Changeling.
  • Not What It Looks Like:
    • Applejack attempts to pull the wedding ring off Twilight's horn with her teeth, while Twilight cries, "Ah, Applejack! Quit it, you're too rough! Be gentle!" Cue the other ponies walking in.
    • Happened again when Twilight tried to make Applejack talk about what was bothering her while yelling "I'm going to get rough!", which is the exact moment Rainbow Dash arrives at the library.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: The pony impersonating Rarity doesn't seem to know what accent she's using, flip-flopping between French and Spanish.
  • Pass the Popcorn: During the climatic Scooby-Dooby Doors chase, Pinkie Pie watches while munching on snacks.
  • Recursive Fanfiction: As noted above with the deleted scene.
    • As of chapter 10, it's become a double recursion, with a few elements from the recursive fanfic integrated back into the original.
  • Relationship Sabotage: To monopolize Fluttershy's time, Angel Bunny attempts to do this to her relationship with Rainbow Dash. His attempts fail as the two are still together by the story's end.
  • The Reveal: Despite Twilight and Applejack never figuring out who set them up with the drunk marriage and magic rings like they tried to find out, the readers find out that Princess Cadance and Discord were the masterminds behind it.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: Twilight stumbles into this when Applejack is asking out loud who would try and force them together.
    Applejack: What kinda sick, deprived weirdo would force two ponies to be together?
    Twilight: Your sister?
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: At the climax of the story, nearly everypony is in one of these: Twilight is chasing after Rarity, thinking she's a Changeling, Shining Armor is after Applejack for getting Twilight drunk and marrying her, and Big Mac is chasing Shining to stop him from hurting his sister.
  • Shipper on Deck: Twilight theorizes this may be the motive for the culprit behind the marriage and enchanted rings, albeit a rather mean-spirited shipper in her theory. Turns out she's right as Princess Cadance was behind it with Discord's help. Also, Pinkie Pie is a big-time shipper.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: After teleporting into Blueblood's bedroom, drunken Rarity initially attacks him, and then ends up passionately kissing him.
  • Spit Take: Rainbow Dash after Fluttershy asks her how many foals they should have. Luckily for Pinkie Pie, she had an umbrella ready to shield herself.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: Apparently, Princess Cadance had been spying on the Mane Six for months prior to Twilight's drunken night with Applejack. Afterwards, she anonymously let Flim and Flam use the photos she'd taken.
  • Teleporter Accident: Twilight mentions a lot can go wrong when teleporting while drunk. In fact, the first thing Princess Celestia did when teaching Twilight about teleportation was to pin her to a wall and tell her to never do it.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Pinkie (though movie is the term used). When Rainbow points out that they're not in a romance movie, Pinkie replies that it seems like it recently, and RD has no response.
  • Third Line, Some Waiting: There's Twilight and Applejack dealing with their new bond and investigating whomever might be responsible. There's Rarity getting roped into helping Blueblood investigate a possible changeling threat and possibly his family issues as well. Back home, there's Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash navigating their relationship while a jealous Angel Bunny attempts to sabotage them and the other pets stand against him, and Spike ending up in a Love Dodecahedron with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (and Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon). Darth Link 22 eventually decided to tie these last two off and skim over part of the main plot in response to reader complaints.

     About Last Month 
  • Gold Digger: Silver Spoon's dad apparently wants her to be this, as according to her, he told her to talk to Spike and "schmooze [her] way into a good future"
  • The Magic Poker Equation: Spike and the fillies have considerable luck with poker in the first chapter, a full house beaten by a royal flush, and when Spike leaves at an indeterminate point in the next hand, Silver Spoon complains “But I have three aces!”.
  • The Talk: When Sweetie Belle asks Rarity several embarrassing questions, like where do babies come from and if a dragon like Spike can have more than one wife, Rainbow Dash tells the Crusaders, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon how babies are made and many of them are horrified.
  • Time Skip: The story picks up about a month after its predecessor, on the day of Twilight's coronation.

Alternative Title(s): About Last Night