YOH 1548, forty-eight years after Luna's Return and twenty-four years after Equestria's victory in the Shadow Wars, an ambitious and unscrupulous advertising executive named High Concept tries to put one over on Rarity Belle. Unfortunately for him, Rarity has her very own Dragon.
Tropes appearing in this tale include:
- Dada Ad: What High Concept winds up producing and running for Rarity Enterprises' new "Succcession" perfume, horrifying Spike and Rarity. It is meaningless, and says absolutely nothing save for a small slogan at the end about perfume.
- Destructo-Nookie: Averted, because Spike and Rarity are perfectly aware that a Dragon and an Alicorn could easily destroy an ordinary couch by having sex on it, and their living room couch was designed (probably by Rarity) to be resistant to damage from such sources:... its framework made of moonsilver, and upholstered with a lush but very tough composite silastic fabric — resistant to casual penetration even by Dragon claws, which was why the designer chose it ...
- Drama Queen: As always, Rarity. She freaks out (with valid reason) at the Dada Ad and fantasizes about running off to Mars or Antarctica with Spike to avoid the shame of being connected with it. Spike is totally used to her after knowing her 48 years, and simply absorbs the informational content of what his wife is saying without being upset by her delivery.
- Fetish: Rarity is aroused by the fantasy of being a helpless maiden in the clutches of a Dragon. Especially-amusing as she's obviously the dominant partner in their marriage. Spike is perfectly willing to play along.
- Happily Married: Spike and Rarity. For the last four decades.
- Interspecies Romance: Spike and Rarity, and loving every moment of it.
- Perfume Commercial: For "Succession", from Rarity Enterprises Ltd. This is the ad whose sabotage by its creator, High Concept, drives the plot.
- Power Perversion Potential: How do you physically arouse an armor-plated Dragon? Helps to be an extremely powerful and dextrous telekinetic, as is Rarity Belle.
- Number Two: Spike, to Rarity.
- Shout-Out: To The Hobbit, when Spike makes this boastful threat to High Concept:"I am a Dragon, little colt. My teeth are swords, my claws spears, my scales shields, my breath inferno, and my lawyers are legion: they are well-paid and shall bring ruination to your company, unless you immediately cease and desist your transparent attempt to score avante-garde points to the detriment of Rarity Enterprises, and at the expense of my wife's creative reputation.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The Succession ad, which is utterly surreal. Worse because it probably wasn't.