I just wanted to share one of my favorite lines.
...while I played with dresses and overgrown foals dressed in daddy’s money. I say, Scarlet, you really have made a mess of things without my help.”
Scarlet leaned back, her pout returned. “When you put it like that, I start to look a little silly.”
“Believe me, dear, you need not my help.”
A simple dialogue exchange, but it makes me smile. "Overgrown foals dressed in daddy's money" indeed. I wonder how many of you have kept track of the Mane 6 appearing in my story. It's a personal philosophy of mine that anypony added has to be for a significant reason, and not just to move a plot along. To that end, I urge everyone to take a second look through the chapters and latch on to every character with an extended scene - they'll be showing up again.
I can't believe it's taken me a year to get into the final stretch, but again I promise I will do everything I can to finish this story before Dec. 31st.
...However, due to health reasons, this may not happen. Not my health, but a family member nonetheless. I lost the whole of last week with family and taking care of my grandmother, and should something happen, I reserve the right to take some extra time. But not much. I swear this story will be finished posthaste. Apparently I've spoken too soon, as within a half an hour of posting this, my grandmother passed away.
RIP Grandma, until we meet again.