Twilight's "friend" wants to ask out a certain mare she has feelings for, but doesn't really know the right way to do it - or even if she should ask her out. Because the mare her "friend" likes is a regal, majestic pony who spends a lot of time in Canterlot and has a reputation to uphold...
The story can be found here.
- Bad Liar: I Have This Friend... is the oldest lie in the book. Celestia is unconvinced by Twilight's denial that she is the "friend" in question. Turns out Twilight was telling the truth.
- Cassandra Truth
- I Have This Friend...: Right there in the title and the core of the premise. Princess Celestia immediately asks Twilight whether or not the "friend" is standing in front of her, something Twilight denies, but it doesn't take Celestia long to cotton on to what is going on. Trope in the end; Twilight really was asking on behalf of a friend, namely Applejack, who wants some advice over whether she should ask out Rarity. Not that Twilight ever tells Celestia, who is left wondering at the end just what grand romantic gesture Twilight is planning.