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Twilight Sparkle's special talent is magic; she has ponies frequently coming up to her to be friends; she's even the personal student of Princess Celestia herself.

So why does she cry herself to sleep each night?

A short backstory I wrote about why Twilight didn't care about friendship before she came to Ponyville, heavily based on my own experiences with so-called friends.

First Published
5th Feb 2012
Last Modified
5th Feb 2012
#1 · 233w, 4h ago · · ·

Good story Yoshi. If one was to change the names "Lyra", "Trixie" and "Vinyl", you could easily see this as a prequel to the show :pinkiehappy:

I know that the show don't portray Twilight as one who's gone through that kind of trouble, but it could work nonetheless.

Venting through writing is a good way of getting feelings down, and it's nice to see you do this. Hope you didn't have too much trouble at the time... a lot of people really had a bad past (I know quite a few on this site, who didn't exactly have a blast before) :pinkiesad2:


#2 · 233w, 3h ago · · ·

Duuude...This is good...Might be a one but I'm giving it a 4 shot.

#3 · 233w, 3h ago · · ·

I have had an experienced something very close to this in my life, so this really hits home to me.  Very good work here.

#4 · 233w, 3h ago · · ·

Amazing story, I really like to browse newer uploads because I have chance to find amazing gems like this story. It it very sad story, but I bet a lot of us can find ourselves in this gem...anyway thanks for wonderful read *5 stars* :moustache:

#5 · 233w, 2h ago · · ·

Don't tell me this is because I didn't reply last night.:facehoof:

If so now I feel horrible.

#6 · 233w, 2h ago · · ·

>>189467 Nononono, it wasn't that, don't worry. It's just something I needed to get out after a series of dreams that brought up bad memories. You're not to blame. :twilightsmile:

#7 · 233w, 2h ago · · ·


I have too.

To Yoshi: Dude, I am amazed. I never could have turned my personal experiences with stuff like this into a story. 5 stars, my friend.

#8 · 233w, 2h ago · · ·


Ah, okay. My mind makes up the craziest reasons for things.:derpyderp1:

#9 · 232w, 6d ago · · ·

Damn. I can almost understand what that might be like. I've never had any particularly good friends. People from school, or from the gaming club, but nobody I'd drop everything to be with, nobody I know all about, no REAL friends. But the friends I have are good enough, though I get the feeling they only keep me around as a sort of personal pinkie pie, someone to laugh at.

Man, I don't even know any more. Who needs friends when you have ponies?

#10 · 186w, 6d ago · · ·

Sad story, but very good, nevertheless.

#11 · 184w, 5d ago · · ·

This is really good. I can understand Twilight because people would be my "friend" just so I would do their homework and they would have someone to pick on when they weren't feeling happy. Great story, very well witten.:twilightsmile:

#12 · 163w, 6d ago · · ·

Argh. Science needs to discover how to travel to the dimensions of works of fiction. Then this fic wouldn't end on such a sad not because of all the bronies teleporting into it and comforting Twilight.

#13 · 152w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

I completely get it. I had a best friend of three years. We would always hang out and we had gotten to the point where my mom trusted her and her family enough to let me sleep over at her house. But, there was this one girl who tried to tear apart our friendship and have her as her best friend. She started spreading lies about me to her. She believed them, she completely didn't care about me or trust me at all. She told her mom. Her mom called my mom. My mom understood and wanted me to see what happened with them. I tried to talk to my ex best friend and she just told me that I was a liar. She shouted it at me at school. We all went to the guidance counselor. She wanted to be my friend again a little while later. I declined and I still hate her to this day. I lost my best friend. She had already made me lose another friend whom I had a crush on. He had a crush on her, she turned him down, he stopped speaking to her and I had to choose one of them. I chose her. She betrayed me. For the rest of that year, I had no friends and their was really bad verbal bullying at school. I found a new friend a few months later. She became my best friend and she never betrayed me. We soon grew apart, but we were still friends. In middle school I made tons of friends and everybody knew me. I don't think that any of them actually care though. None of them are true friends who will stick by me. Basically, I only have three friends. Me, myself and I. This brought up unwanted feelings. I'm not sure how to feel about that. Nice story.

#14 · 151w, 5d ago · · ·

What I got out of this fic:

Twilight actually had some friends. (Remember Amethyst and those two random ponies with the birthday invite, and Lyra waving at her at the beginning of the first episode)

Twilight's friends grow apart from her as time goes on.

Twilight has a very Twilight freakout and alienates Trixie (who she should have then recognized in the series).

Twilight becomes an introvert.

I don't actually feel bad for Twilight here. Nothing bad happened, nobody used her, she just grew apart from her friends.

#15 · 128w, 1d ago · · ·

This is pefect, except for one small thing: no "Slice of Life" tag.

Because Twilight Sparkle has never been more relateable to me. :fluttercry:

#16 · 128w, 1d ago · · ·

>>3113465 You have obviously never had the introvert experience.

'Tis a miserable one.

#17 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·


:twilightoops: ...who are you creatures, what are you, where are you from, how did you get in my room, where are the guards, and why are you hugging me?

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