The night sky above Canterlot was the same as above Ponyville, but Twilight sighed as she stared up at it. Perhaps she only missed teaching Pinkie the constellations. Perhaps she missed sitting in comfortable silence with Applejack and Fluttershy as they looked upward. Perhaps she missed seeing that rainbow streak through the stars. Perhaps she missed the glitter of Rarity’s dresses under the moonlight. But somehow the stars themselves felt different.
"Looking for your destiny?"
Twilight’s wings twitched and she turned back to see Princess Celestia standing behind her. “What?”
Celestia approached and sat beside her, turning her eyes upward. “Some ponies say our destinies are written in the stars. You seem to be watching them rather intently.”
Looking back up at the sky, Twilight couldn’t help cracking a smirk as she shook her head. “I thought that was the point of destiny. That you didn’t have to look for it. It’d find you no matter what, whether you like it or not.”
"Are you unsatisfied with your destiny?" Celestia asked.
Wow, Donny was right about this story. The thrones, the talk about destiny, Twilight requiring her friends to fulfill her princessly duties… All that’s missing is Tirek, because I was always the one who vaguely referred to Tirek as a future threat, not RWL.
And to think I didn’t remember this despite being the one to comment on it. My memory is so terrible…
Basically everyone should read this and compare it to the finale. You’ll find some startling similarities. Well done, RWL.
I think something that makes someone a good friend is the amount of things that the friend gives you, that you can use and :)
Thanks for the message
Oh hey look, IRIS answered RWL’s question! IRIS seems to be learning that friends are about being given things. Wait, IRIS seems to think you can buy friends. No IRIS! Bad IRIS!
Hehe, well, I wasn’t expecting you to write a cool little fanfic in response to that at all. But the image I had in my head was just Twilight looking at Pinkie’s baby pictures or something. What you did was a lot more interesting.
Heh, the funny thing is, that little ficlet was the first thing to pop into my head. Also it has a bittersweet ending: in this ficlet’s world, big Pinkie IS still around. And shares the feelings of the mini one.