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Staeg Masque

Joined May 2012
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Stories (3)

  • Strange Bedfellows
    AJ and Rarity are zapped to the next continent over, and must survive to find their way home.

    62,946 words · 1,865 views · 225 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The Cold Hand of Mercy
    Fluttershy takes on the mantle of Death, with all its responsibilities, and learns much.
    36,304 words · 1,569 views · 169 likes · 5 dislikes
  • You Can't Be Missed If You Never Left
    A story told by Twilight Sparkle to a filly student of hers, with an important lesson.
    14,319 words · 1,126 views · 120 likes · 4 dislikes

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In the prime of her life, Fluttershy is contacted by a stallion named Blanche, who comes to her as she sees a bunny she was tending to, Hector, off into the mysterious place Blanche introduces as The Ever. He tells her that she must now take on the mantle of Death in his stead, as the decision is already made and cannot be reversed. Fluttershy is forced to accept, and learns many lessons about the true nature of Kindness, in all its facets, what Death really represents, and whether being Death is truly a bad thing.

First Published
12th Jun 2012
Last Modified
18th Jun 2012

Comments ( 68 )

#1 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 5d ago · · ·

This story idea has been used before, but you're a great writer.  Take my like.

#2 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 5d ago · · ·

This strangly reminds me of Supernatural, But I love this so far! I just hope that it leads somewhere good! ^.^

#3 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 5d ago · · ·

I've been following this story since it came out on EqD, great to see it uploaded here! Keep up the awesome work, I love it.

#4 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 5d ago · · ·

I have been waiting FOREVER for this fic to be uploaded here, instant like and favorite!:yay:

#5 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh, so now we have The cold hand of mercy here.

This is good!

#6 · Chapter 6 · 115w, 2d ago · · ·

Please continue this...:fluttercry:

#7 · Chapter 6 · 115w, 4h ago · · ·
#8 · Chapter 11 · 114w, 6d ago · · ·

Its over? :fluttercry: That was great! Too bad its really over though...

#9 · Chapter 11 · 114w, 6d ago · · ·
#10 · Chapter 11 · 114w, 5d ago · · ·

This is without a doubt the best sad fic I've ever read. Of course the fact that I'm a big Fluttershy fan and being no stranger to death myself helps too.

#11 · Chapter 11 · 114w, 5d ago · · ·

Personally I think it should have been ended with fluttershy being welcomed to the ever by her five friends and being reunited with angel but I still enjoyed the story

8 pinkies out of 10! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiesad2::pinkiesad2:

#12 · Chapter 11 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

Amazing! Fluttershy finally got to pass on the mantle. :yay:

.....Is it wrong that I imagined Blanche's voice as Death from Family Guy?

#13 · Chapter 11 · 113w, 5d ago · · ·

Made you a cover illustration!!!

#14 · Chapter 11 · 113w, 5d ago · · ·

>>814974 Thank you so much! I got it uploaded as soon as I could. And thank you to everyone who comments--your comments are my applause.

#15 · Chapter 1 · 113w, 4d ago · · ·

Good start so far.  It'll be interesting to see how Fluttershy copes with the realization.

#16 · Chapter 6 · 113w, 4d ago · · ·

I was waiting for this kind of chapter to come up eventually, and I was not disappointed.:pinkiesad2:

#17 · Chapter 11 · 113w, 4d ago · · ·

Simply amazing.  Minus a few typos here and there, this is one of the best-written fics I've ever had the pleasure of reading.  It has bittersweet written all over it, and never feels shallow or forced.  However, the overall story arc is a bit too predictable.  I knew that Blanche would ultimately be the one to get Fluttershy back on her feet, I knew that Twilight would be the last of her friends to go, etc.  If you want it to feel fresh, you have to throw in a wrench or two to keep the reader guessing.:twilightsmile:

Even with this complaint, it's a very powerful piece, and does a very good job of showing how death, in the end, isn't ultimately sad, using cartoon ponies as anchors for your devices.  Good job, bro.

#18 · Chapter 11 · 113w, 11h ago · · ·

This was amazing. Enjoyed every moment of it. :pinkiesad2::pinkiesad2: All my feels, they belong to you.:raritydespair::raritycry:

Although...I would love a small epilogue of Fluttershy reuniting with her friends in the Ever...and a little more detail about the Ever's library and the 'accounting' . It just sounds so mystifying.:pinkiesad2:

#19 · Chapter 11 · 113w, 6h ago · · ·

Very sad, yet enjoyable story. Was glad that Fluttershy finally got to spend the rest of eternity with her friends in the ever. :raritycry: :raritydespair: :fluttercry:

#20 · Chapter 11 · 113w, 5h ago · · ·

Beautifully Written. I was wondering if I could have your permission to add this to a compilation of MLP fanfiction ebooks for download. I would only need a pdf file of the whole thing.

#21 · Chapter 11 · 112w, 5d ago · · ·

Good job!

#22 · Chapter 11 · 112w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

I am so pissed off. When I read the synopsis i knew I wouldn't be able to rest until I had read every single word. And many many tears have been shed.

You have a mastery of the written word with the magical ability to bring about powerful emotions. Thank you for creating this.

#23 · Chapter 11 · 111w, 6d ago · · ·

That was a beautiful story that was very well written! I loved every chapter of it! I would have liked to see the response of the elements to fluttershy's return though... return to the ever that is...

great story!

keep up the great work!:heart:

#24 · Chapter 11 · 111w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

Wish there was an extra chapter to show her in the ever...

But it was still a great story none the less!!! :fluttercry:

#25 · Chapter 2 · 110w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

Man I hit the Angel giving himself up part as I was listening to this Right as it hit 50 seconds into the song.

:fluttercry:

#26 · Chapter 11 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

I... I finally have a use for all these crying Fluttershy emotes!  :fluttershyouch::fluttershbad::fluttershysad::fluttercry:

Very good story.  Like some others, I would have liked a scene at the end where she is reunited with her friends, but as it stands, this is an excellent read.

#27 · Chapter 11 · 103w, 6d ago · · ·

that... that was wonderful. it was beautiful. GAH there are too many Adjectives synonymous with good for me to list them all!

To sum up my reaction to this fic in it's entirety I need only one emote: :heart:

Ivo
#28 · Chapter 11 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh, I loved this fic from the very beginning when I saw it back at EQD!

I didn´t realize you now uploaded it here, that´s just sooooo awesome!

For me, this is definitely one of the best (if not THE best) fic I ever read and the first which made me really cry. :pinkiesad2:

Thank you for this beautiful emotional piece of written art!

#29 · Chapter 6 · 103w, 6h ago · · 1 ·

DAMMIT! stop making me cry!:fluttercry::applecry:

#30 · Chapter 3 · 102w, 3d ago · · ·

I'm wondering why this fic isn't more popular.

#31 · Chapter 11 · 102w, 3d ago · · ·

Very nice. Loved it.

#32 · Chapter 11 · 97w, 6d ago · · ·

>>736181

When has this been used before?

#33 · Chapter 11 · 96w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1272682

I am too, it is a great fic. Really enjoyed reading it.

#34 · Chapter 11 · 94w, 6d ago · · ·

Ahhh fuck this is here and I didn't know. I read it in 2011...

#35 · Chapter 11 · 91w, 6d ago · · ·

I hovered above this story for a few days, before I could pull myself together and start reading it.

Death is a topic I used to avoid thinking about, but you changed that.

Thank you for pouring your heart into this story.

I'll be around, looking into your other stories!

#36 · Chapter 11 · 91w, 6h ago · · ·

Brilliant story, well thought out, written, and pulls on the heartstrings. I really enjoyed reading this. :pinkiehappy:

#38 · Chapter 11 · 87w, 1d ago · · ·

Sad, but very thought-provoking. The story was better than expected.

#39 · Chapter 11 · 86w, 4h ago · · ·

This story is so beautiful... :fluttercry:

TAKE ALL MY LIKE AND FAV! :pinkiegasp::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

#40 · Chapter 1 · 84w, 6d ago · · ·

Woah. This was some pretty heavy stuff. This is quite the predicament, one I'm genuinely unsure as to the result will be. I like this.

#41 · Chapter 7 · 84w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh, dear Flutters. Into the darkness I'll sing you a song.

#42 · Chapter 9 · 84w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh god, the feels. Only two more chapters left...

#43 · Chapter 11 · 78w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

[spoiler] So how will that list work once Tomes is illiterate? [spoiler]

#44 · Chapter 11 · 77w, 1d ago · · ·

Is Tartarus a darker part of the Ever?

#45 · Chapter 11 · 74w, 4d ago · · ·

Well the after reading the story found that was something to be marveled at i mean i took me though about all the emotions,there was some much in here that i loved and i hope you can make many more great tales of awesome. :twilightsmile:.

#46 · Chapter 10 · 74w, 18h ago · · 9 ·

Your story's premise is flawed at best. And frankly, I find it really fucking offensive. The idea of death as mercy is DIS.FUCKING.GUSTING, okay?! DISGUSTING.

#47 · Chapter 11 · 72w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

>>2350219

Jeez have a little respect why don't you..you may not have liked the story but you didn't have to say THAT.

#48 · Chapter 11 · 72w, 1d ago · · ·

OH GOD, THE FEELS ARE EVERYWHERE!

:raritycry:

#49 · Chapter 11 · 71w, 22h ago · 1 · ·

So along the line of succession could somepony give up virginity to become the Grim Reaper?

#50 · Chapter 11 · 71w, 18h ago · · ·

>>2460451 If it was really that important to them, enough that it anchors them to this world, yes. But they would just lose it--no dirty stuff there.

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