Destiny is a funny thing.

Sometimes, at the drop of a hat, our destiny can change. Sometimes, we don't even notice it, and what we end up with is something that doesn't belong. Even after our true friends step in to right what was wrong, a false destiny can leave something behind, and all you can do is ignore it... or embrace it.

Set shortly after the end of Magical Mystery Cure

Cover Art by Ambris

Chapters (1)
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Wow!! I really liked this!! :D I wasn't actually expecting to, but it was entertaining and I loved the story :) Thanks for sharing!

"Are you not entertained???!!!" :flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage:


Pretty cool fic, I like the idea of MMC getting Fluttershy to step outside of her comfort zone. Have you thought about doing other one-shots for each char?:fluttercry:

Keep up the good work:twilightsmile:


I was considering it, but I favored other ideas over continuing this. I might go back and reconsider, but for now its not in my plans. AS much as I liked the idea, it has been a while since S3, and the ideas will get stale before long

4613315 I understand. My creative outlet is running tabletop rpgs, & I have a list of campaign ideas that I'd like to; run, come back to, or find a rules system that'll work for the concept. A number of them are ones I know I'll never run or go back to, but don't want to just throw out. Of course, the games I get ideas for is never the one I'm in the process of running...:flutterrage:

This looks ingenious. Ugh, I just wish I wasn't adding it to my read later list. It is bound to be buried under all of these Most Dangerous Game stories.

I am probably biased, but I really like they way this turned out. It's a nice story and concept.

The whole 'don't remember while magically made to act differently' thing is a trope I have no love for and really feels like some strange alien mandate that all writers follow for no reason.

That didn’t work before, why would it now?

I thought she didn't remember.


True though sometimes it is with time where we get our best ideas. And if you write something of this quality it will be excellent even if the idea is old. Good writing trumps old ideas, sometimes making them new again.

I like your solution to the problem. It is out of the way enough for Fluttershy to feel safe and is also slightly less exposed so that the later episode where Fluttershy is too scared to perform on stage still makes sense.

Good job slipping in a Gladiator reference.

An enjoyable story. Funny how the episode Filli Vanilli in S4 touched on similar themes.

I. Love this. It's practically flawless in terms of grammar and everything is structured well; furthermore, it has such great story elements! It's cute, fulfilling, and leaves the reader feeling happy and wanting to think over the story slightly. Great job! :pinkiehappy:


Anyways, good story! Have a like. :pinkiehappy:

Well this fanfic was entertaining and gave me a smile. Thank you and :yay:, for a good story. Congrats on being featured too.

Nice work

Inspirational shit right here.

Amazing story! I loved the main story and the references to the show, but at the middle-end I wasn't sure if Fluttershy or Pinkie was talking to RD or they were both talking to her... and you could have given a little bit more storyline during the show, like some dialog of what Fluttershy said. Other than that, it was great! Hope to see more stories like this! :derpytongue2: :trollestia: :twistnerd: :pinkiehappy: :heart:

3 people have no soul

This should totally be a Friendship Forever comic! :pinkiehappy: :heart: :yay:

Wow. Congrats on getting featured. Not surprised at all.:scootangel:

Here, have my d'aaaws. All of them! Like/Fav. :twilightsmile:

For some reason, the story (especially the begining) made me think of Flutterhug.

Honestly loved this story. This truthfully feels like something that could have happened in between seasons 3 and 4 of the show. Great work! :pinkiehappy: :yay:

This was... AMAZING!! I give it three woo-hoos! woo-hoo! woo-hoo! woo-hoo! And an extra woo for good measure. WOO!!! :pinkiegasp:


This was better than that episode where fluttershy was the singer. (singing in big mac's place)

This really could've made an excellent cannon episode. Good work.

I saw the picture and immediately went nonononono! I CAN NOT HANDLE THESE FEELS!

Well lets see how I do...

Wow that was... Great, awesome, touching, amazing and a whole bunch of other words along those lines. I didn't expect this at all and am so pleasantly surprised to have read what I just did

Now this, is a clever and original idea. Something I can really say I haven't seen before.

The only thing that marrs this fic were a few spelling errors and a few formatting things.

“Oh. Right.” Pinkie withdrew back to her door, smiling. “Then what do you want to ask me?”

Fluttershy’s gaze fell. She scuffed the ground with her hoof. You know what you want to ask, just ask her!

The thought in this section, "you know what you want to ask, just ask her!", Should be separate from the other line and italicized.

The mistakes you've made are far, far outweighed by the quality of writing here. I've gotta give this a thumbs up!:pinkiehappy:

P.S. If you want a list of errors/suggestions I can find, lemme know.

Original Pinkie Pie and Flutterschön slice of life? Oh goodie! :twilightsmile:

“So, with what we learned,” Pinkie said, gesturing with a device held in her hooves, “what is this,

Sorry to seem like a prude here, but aren't you supposed to capitalize "what", because it is continuing from a broken off quote? Or is it ok to keep it a small letter like that?


Ha, I got that Gladiator reference.

Or has Angel finally taken over the warren and you need my help with the revolution?

This needs to happen

4619793 You don't capitalize the letter if it's continuing a quote. The writer wrote it correctly :yay:

Also, great story ! Adding to faves !

I expected the misery that poor Shy would go through at the start, but I didn't see that ending coming. And now I want Puppet!Shy to be canon. Well done!

You’ll be like my… Pinkieprentice!”

The Pink is strong in this one :yay:.

Seriously this is a cutedorable fic. Loved the ending.

Wow. Beautiful work. Well done. To echo other commenters, I love these stories that feel like an actual episode of MLP. The feels at the end were perfect, and Fluttershy being such a hermit that she'd keep herself company with puppets is completely believable.

Aw, that was pretty sweet. I don't think I'd mind this being an actual episode.

“Ponies of Ponyville! Are you not entertained!? Was this not the reason you are here!? To be entertained!? What difference does it make that was not I, Pinkie Pie, who provided you with this entertainment! Any pony has the potential to make others smile, and I believe Fluttershy has proven that to you today!”

Nice Gladiator reference there. Also this was adorable- this was top-tier writing and just good. Haven't seen a story like this in a decent while. :pinkiehappy:

Destiny is a funny thing.

Anyone else read that in this guy's voice?

Please tell me I'm not the only one.

You're not alone!


no but now I can't stop hearing it.

Have you ever considered submitting this story to Equestria Daily? You can find out how to do so here.

Well done. This meshes quite well with Filli Vanilli.

Damn. Not only the feature box, but a good review by John Perry. Great job, Quillery!

This was the good stuff. I like how your pinkie is just a really skilled benevolent ninja, and not the eldritch horror from a hyper-annoying dimension that some other authors make her.

Have a gold star and thumbs up my good sir/madam, you've earned it.

That was beautiful. Also I agree with the other comments, this could totally be an episode, or even a Friends Forever comic.

flutershy is op pls nerf
Seriously though, I loved it. It's funny that you mentioned Trixie's wagon and puppets, though...
Here, have a relevant link.

Pinkie smiled and tugged on the string attached to the object in her hooves. The bottom popped off, and true to Fluttershy’s description....,

Should it not be Pinkie's description?

That was brilliant. I think this could easily fit into the continuity of the show, particularly after Filli Vanilli.

I really liked Pinkie Pie's portrayal here.

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