“Once upon a time, there was a kingdom that was said to be made completely of crystal- beautiful, shimmering crystals of every shade and hue. And it was also said that this kingdom was ruled by a Princess who was just as beautiful as her kingdom. She was not just beautiful, but she was also caring and just. She ruled her kingdom fairly for many years until one day a Prince from a far away kingdom came and fell in love with the princess.
He courted the princess and tried his best to convince her to marry him, but try as he might, he could not make the Crystal Princess fall in love with him. But the prince would not give up so easily. He began working on a love potion, a powerful one, one that would last for as long as he loved the princess. He spent many, many months perfecting the ingredients- he knew he had only one chance to win the princess and he would not fail.
The prince finally completed the potion on the night before the Crystal Fair. The recipe was short and simple, but very powerful. He decided to give the princess the potion the next night- during the clamor of the Fair, she would never notice.
Immediately, the princess fell in love with the prince and the two were married, but the potion was even more powerful than the prince could have known.
For a time, no pony knew there was anything wrong, but it became apparent that neither the prince nor the princess was quite right anymore. Neither cared for anything except to be with each other, even if it meant the kingdom might fall. The princess's young dragon companion began taking up the every day work of ruling, but it was too little, too late. The kingdom fell into disrepair and eventually just... disappeared.”
It was considered the greatest and most tragic love story of the time, but it wasn't just a story. No, for the Prince and Princess, it was very real...