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This story is a sequel to Flipside

((A sequel to my surprisingly popular story Flipside! Set in an alternate universe where Spike is the pony and Twilight is his dragon assistant.))

It's been two weeks since the defeat of Nightmare Moon. Two weeks since six unexpected ponies became heroes that saved not only Ponyville, but all of Equestria. And in those two weeks Spike "Purple Prose" Flail, ace reporter for the Canterlot Sun, has had plenty of time to get into the swing of his new home in the small town. Life seems good...

Until a new pony blows into town. A specter from Spike's past that isn't willing to let him just have his "happily ever after." A certain ex-student of Princess Celestia herself that Spike hasn't thought of in ages.

One who's particularly eager to show how little a "hero" Spike is.

Part of the Flipverse!

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Chapters (13)
Comments ( 236 )


Here it is at last, my (apparently) long awaited follow-up to Flipside! A big welcome to all new readers, who might want to go read my first story so they at least know the world. And a bigger welcome back to returning readers!

As before, I can't promise much in way of a schedule... especially seeing as I just had wisdom tooth removal done less than 8 hours ago. But the story is here, it's started, and it's gonna be fun!

Enjoy and leave comments! I promise I'll be receptive to criticism once the pain-killers wear off :pinkiehappy:

Yes! So happy this is continuing!!!

You kow, I don;t think I ever told you how much I loved the first one. I love the idea of those two being swapped but still maintaining the same personalities. Most would have just swapped the names and nothing else. Good job.

I'm VERY excited because it seems we will be learning how Spike and Twilight got together. Past drama with a certain Great and Powerful one, eh? :rainbowkiss: I am so eagerly awaiting more. Thank you for continuing.:ajsmug:


He knew the voice hadn't been Twilight's, butt was still one that rang with familiarity.

I... sincerely HOPE it's not Twilight's butt that rings familiar... :derpytongue2:

Faved before i even read it. I've been waiting for this for a while.


Even with a beta, typos slip through. Thanks for catching that and just PM me anymore you find :twilightblush:

Really happy to finally to see this sequel.:pinkiehappy: But you should remember to add a note you're last story to let everyone know the sequel is out. I only found this story by scrolling through the what's hot.


Also something I meant to ask in the last story, does Ditzy Doo have a thing for Spike?:derpytongue2::moustache:

I think you have an extra word here:

A smile grew on her muzzle as she saw ponies the beginnings of a crowd of ponies

Otherwise, it's a fun story and I can't wait to see more! :)


I thank you for catching that. Feel free to PM anymore typos or mistakes you spot directly to me :twilightsmile:

It's here... it's finally here! :pinkiehappy:

Hmm... the picture seems to be inferring that Trixie is the one who hatched Twilight... interesting.


If I find anymore I will, for now just keep up the great story :) :pinkiesmile:

Oh, boy. Watching this idiot turn into Blue Sunset Shimmer should prove.....entertaining.

no way in, no way out,... no way in, no way out... great chapter, keep goin and stay golden^^

Huh, Spike and Trixie kinda have the same expression in the character tags. :rainbowderp:

3071934 yeah but Spike is more of snarky/sarcastic/ and can be a bit smug but twilight, the other mane 6 or himself brings his ego back down. Trixie is as of the last we saw her smug/over-confident/ and holds a grudge. then again it occurs to me you might not have been implying anything and were simply pointing out an interesting fact.... so yeah. if its the second then mah bad

Yeah, just pointing out an interesting coincidence.

Alright, apologies for taking so long with this chapter folks.

I know it's mostly build-up, but with it out of the way we can finally dive right into the meat of the story! Enjoy the cliff-hanger for now I guess!

I hope either Spike is a bit more mature with how he reacts(than the mane6 were in cannon), or Trixie/Sparkler acts more deserving of being upstaged.

God dangit, Trixie. Why must you cause such discord?


It should be interesting... in Canon, Spike was trying to push Twilight, who was more reserved. If pony Spike and Dragon Twilight stay true to their canon selves, one could expect Spike to play the role of Scrappy Doo (lemme at 'er!) with Twilight trying to remind him of why Trixie's here in the first place.

It will be interesting to see Ditzy's reaction, as well as the rest of the Flipped Six if they're present. Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy didn't react until Magic Duel... they were mere spectators during the first encounter, so if Ditzy Doo and Cheerilee were to call Trixie out, it would be unexpected.

Also, in canon Rainbow Dash fired the first shot by booing. Big Mac, despite being Loyalty, doesn't seem to be the type to antagonize Trixie in that way. Neither does Time Turner, for that matter.

Considering that Trixie's set the whole event to draw Spike out in the first place, I fully expect her to shoot first in this story. If not, it comes down to Spike or Thunderlane... or somepony else in the audience, maybe even Rainbow Dash again.

3288498 Well, in this continuity, Spike and Twilight already know Trixie as an insufferable jerk, due to their time at school with her. Plus she came into town with the intention of ruining Spike's reputation, so even if they don't start anything, she will.

so is this a trixie/spike ship?

oh god i hope not ...
didn't he have the hots for somepony else in the original story? Cheery? or Derpy? i forgot who it was ... :derpytongue2:

Sparkler "Mom!"
Dizty "Yes dear?"
Sparkler "Somepony stole my name!" :rainbowdetermined2:



Great chapter. What is Trixie planning?

Not a bad chapter, but it left me with one major question: where was Dinky in all of this?

I love her mysterious entrance!

Spike still wanted Rarity because in every universe, Spike likes to look at Rarity's cutiemark!:raritywink:

I know that cloaked figure is Zecora. Having her and Trixie show up in the same story? Very interesting, indeed.

Welcome to Chapter 3! I think with the new season I'm finally starting to get back in the swing of writing this. Think I'll shoot to get the next chapter out before the New Year comes around!

That being said, for those who celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, are enjoying your Hannukah, and/or are looking forward to Christmas! Seasons Greetings all around folks!

Oh, and look for my blog for my thoughts on the new episodes of the season!

Yay! Update! I still hope to one day see a fic that has your mane 6 meet the shows mane 6, Spike and Twilight especially. I look forward to more of this story for now though. :pinkiesmile:

Great chapter. Look's like Trixies lost it.

You know what I'd like to see? This:

Thinking quickly, Spike raised a shield, the flying quills and ink embedding into and coating it's surface. With a surge of magic, he caused the shield to erupt, sending the now-ruined supplies in every direction.

"You wanna do this the hard way? Alright then. It. Is. ON!"

Trixie attempted to flee, only to find that Spike had teleported behind her. His hoof met her face with extreme prejudice. Stumbling blindly backwards, Trixie didn't see the edge of her stage, and toppled over it, landing roughly on her back. Spike dropped down after her, much to her chagrin.

You know what I'm probably not going to see? That.


There's a collaboration working on something of that nature. :pinkiehappy:

It's nice to see RD, AJ, and Rarity sticking up for Spike.

3562673 Really? Where? Or has nothing for it been put out yet?

Nicely done, good to see the story back after its break. Can't wait to see how Trixie deals with this. Keep goin and stay golden^^

Considering that your stories hit two of my biggest pet-peeves, I'm quite enjoying them. In particular, it helps a lot that in this story, you are keeping Trixie more or less in character. Even though I strongly dislike the "Trixie makes an appropriate student for Celestia" fan trope, you're using it as well as I think it could possibly be used.


Always nice to have some substantial feedback, especially of this kind. Sorta makes me proud to be an exception to the rule...


Thank you very much for the support!

I guess this won't be the new happiest day in her life that she thought it was going to be.:rainbowlaugh: Thank you Rainbow Dash! Now let's see how the disgraced and former student of Celestia handles her disappointment and humiliation.

3562747 Yeah it's a big multi-crossover with 5 AUs and the mane 6, currently in the planing stages.

3584248 Ah, k. Got me interested, what all universes are being planed, also, where would I find it when it goes up?

If the title isn't something like "6 x 6", I will be severely dissapointed.

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:heart:Love this series so far. I have been following it from the start but I've only just joined up here. Can't wait to see what happens next.:twilightsmile:

And we are published in time for the new episode! And so much faster than the last few also.

I think the start of the new season has been really helpful in getting me going on these chapters. Though I am afraid that the story is moving at a bit of a slow pace...

Well, my plan is to pick things up a bit from here. Enjoy everypony!

Now, this should be interesting.......

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