Wow! Where'd you get the wings from? On my trip to Canterlot I met up with Princess Celestia to design her a new wardrobe. It all started with some small talk, until she asked me how you were doing.
COOL! The Princess contracted you
to work for her?! What'd you say? I said I was worried about you all the time. In spite of our many... squabbles- you're the reason I keep striving to do my best. That... if anything happens to you I'd be the first to lay down everything- everything for just the smallest slimmer of hope to get you back.
...You're kidding, are you kidding? She bored into my eyes for a moment- it... felt like minutes to me. Eventually she digressed, and started talking about her own littler sister. She paused for a moment, and with some hesitation asked me what I would have done in her place when Princess Luna began to grow envious.
What'd you say? I said if Sweetie Belle and I were in that position- I'd have everypony sleep during the day instead. Princess Celestia turned away and stared out the nearby window for a bit. Without averting her gaze she said I was the first pony who answered that question that way. Twilight Sparkle said she would have done exactly as I have and banish Princess Luna. Trixie would have taken away her horn and wings to be exiled, and Sunset Shimmer... would have dueled her sister for a more "permanent solution".
Muttering under her breath, murmurs and whisps about "turning the clock back" and "giving me a chance at becoming a star pupil of hers" filled the air around me. I caught wind of it eventually, and had to politely point out that I already had my destiny set before me. I could tell it killed her inside, but I didn't say anything. She turned away, again muttering- this time about a "cutie mark", and something "so powerful she herself had to cast it". Before her eyes darted around too much I stepped her and held her in my embrace, sliding my hoof down to readjust her attention back to me. I told her that she owed me nothing- that my friend Twilight deserved to be where she is.
So... why are you a princess now?
I'm not. I could have been, and I gave that back to Twilight. So... she gave me these wings knowing that I deserved them.
Tried to draw ponies while listening to nothing but Two Steps From Hell
- results were this.