A Series Finale · 5:31pm
Well, that wraps up Friendship is Magic, folks. We've arrived at the destination that has felt thematically probable, if not inevitable, since Episode 1. We've all been able to sense it coming, I think. All of the 'Twilight Becomes an Alicorn' fics have to come from somewhere, after all!
This really is the end of the journey that Twilight embarked on a couple years ago, though. The first 65 episodes of Friendship is Magic are a Coming of Age Story (a bildungsroman, for those of you with too much education on the subject), starring Twilight Sparkle. Celestia said* it herself: Twilight is grown up now, and has fulfilled her destiny. That's the end of the story, in one of these things.
If FiM were a book, we'd be putting it down about now, staring blankly at the top of the opposite wall with a little knot in our stomachs, the fierce shared satisfaction and joy at Twilight's triumph tempered by the bitter taste of a final goodbye. A glance down at the cover as our fingers brush idly across the pictures of characters who have become our friends, and we resolve to always keep this one on the shelf.
Ah, but friends, friends... we are all so indescribably lucky. This fall, Season 4, we get a sequel. There will be another Hello! And in the meantime, here on FiMFiction, we never have to say goodbye at all.
*Sang! Celestia song, squeeeee!