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Berry Punch: I hear you met our town’s resident dragon.
Green Grass: Yeah, and Spike too.

The Traveling Tutor and the Librarian is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comedy/shipping fanfic where the return of Green Grass, the school district's traveling unicorn magic teacher places him in a Sustained Misunderstanding with Twilight Sparkle, who had been teaching the students since her arrival in town. Only the power of friendship (and a certain amount of tinkering from the townsponies) can save the day for them and their students before complete disaster strikes, but maybe there is a little more than friendship in store for the two young teachers.

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Considerable innuendo and romantic interference from their friends, family, and (ahem) royal teachers only add to the confusion.

Original story created: Feb 6, 2013

This fanfic contains examples of:

  • Accidental Proposal: One simple word spoken wrong by Princess Celestia's Herald leads to Extra! Extra! Read All About It! headlines.
  • Action Girlfriend: She’s the Element of Magic, multi-time heroine of Equestria. So why fall for him?
  • Almost Kiss: Happens twice, and of course the second time it is Caught on Tape.
  • Annoying Laugh: Green Grass's arranged fiance, Bee Tress, has a truly astounding one.
    Bee tended to start her Laugh with a deep breath, which triggered an instinctual wince in anypony who had been exposed to her for more than a few minutes. Then came the ‘Hoorach’, a raspy, cough-like spasm that seemed to drive a spike of tenor terror from the ears straight down the spine to the tail. Starting fairly high in her substantial vocal range, around C flat, she would then repeat that horrid sound in a glissendo of descending notes, each one nearly a third of an octave apart until all the air had been expelled from her vast lungs at the stentorian bottom range of a note that rattled windows. Only when the victim's brain began to breathe that tiny sigh of relief at the worst being over would she then inhale with a mighty ‘Hhhhheeeeeaaaaahhhhhppp’ and proceed to repeat the process again. And again.
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  • Arranged Marriage: Green Grass is facing his fate reluctantly, even willing to try a Fake-Out Make-Out with Twilight that winds up being Hoist by His Own Petard
  • Berserk Button: Don't deface a library book around Twilight. Particularly a reference book.
  • Celibate Hero: So why would anypony be afraid of dating a mare with this many powerful friends?
    • Insecure Love Interest: Green Grass decides he’s not good enough for Twilight. Her friends disagree.
    • Nice Guy: At heart, Green Grass is one of these. He’s just in over his head, mostly in the fountain.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: A constant question by Twilight's friends. Mostly answered NO!
  • Dream Tropes : Several kinds here
    • Erotic Dream: Implied that Twilight has had this with Green Grass.
      • Of course when Princess Luna is a Dream Walker , how can you tell if it was real?
    • Pinch Me: When Green Grass is having his informal discussion with Princess Luna and finds out That Was Not a Dream
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    • Catapult Nightmare: Green Grass has a little Fainting problem meeting Princess Celestia, and her sister is glad to Tag Team the poor stallion
  • Flirting and Courtship: Neither of the two of them plan on this at the start
  • Footnote Fever: Starts slow and builds.
  • Innocent Innuendo: The story practically runs on this.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While still claiming She Is Not My Girlfriend
  • Jewish Mother: Twilight Velvet, who manages to be both a Education Mama as well as a Cooking Mama at the same time.
  • Maybe Ever After: The ending
  • Race for Your Love: Inverted: in that Princess Celestia "Suggests" he participate in the Running of the Leaves
  • Running Gag: Green Grass is constantly mistaken for a unicorn, due to his job of teaching little unicorns their first magic, and his tendency to wear a hat.
  • The Reveal: Most ponies are shocked when they discover the unicorn magic teacher is in fact, not a unicorn at all, most often when Green Grass takes his hat off.
    • Twilight stared at the tutor in shock and blurted out, "Y-you... Where is your horn!"
  • Safe Word: Promised by Green Grass, in the form of a required Permission Letter from her parents or Princess Celestia What? You think I’ll tell you here? Go read it.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: (or Stallion) With all the manipulative ponies Twilight has met, she is not quite certain what to do with one who seems honest for a change.
  • Sustained Misunderstanding: A constant battle throughout the entire story.
  • The Talk: Inverted, in that Twilight's mother not only has given her the talk, but a test and a study guide.
  • Train-Station Goodbye: Last scene in the story

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