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"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be."– Clementine Paddleford


Once upon a time, there was a little purple pony.

And for Spike, still so young despite centuries of age, it was all he saw sometimes in his memories.

That little purple pony, nose deep in a book with a cup of tea beside her.

So why did nopony else see her the same way?

A story for my other son. Be brave. And remember the important things.

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Comments ( 76 )

Oh, right in the feels...

4433350 This one's been a long time coming. Over a year.

Beautiful, just beautiful

Excellent work as always, Dancer.

Will read tomorrow, when I'm rested and on my laptop. I look forward to it.

I... I think there's something in my eye... *sniffles*



your dragon's not going to last that long without his princess

Equestria's greatest heroines.

Equestria's greatest heroine, Sputterbye.

FTFY :pinkiehappy:


Who is John Galt MidnightDancer?

4434269 They're called tears. It's okay, most of us feel the same way.

Tears shedding on their own accord as I read through the story. Poor Spike. It's good to see he at least has a mutual friend in Discord.

Great story.

Huh, I almost felt.
Oh well, back to horrific stories...
I'm expecting that wall of down votes right about now.

A touching vignette indeed. Nicely done.

That was kind of cute.

y u do dis to me, Dancer?:fluttershbad:

Yeah...donuts sound good right about now

4434433 :heart:

You'll be okay. Just, you know...

Be brave.

4434495 the other elements were represented but the teacher did not name them specifically

Also, hi

4435006 :(

I'm not used to these feelings, dammit!

4435034 I really only expected regi to wind up with feels from it

Sooooo yay I guess I wrote good


I read it, and considering that I was watching something equally heartbreaking, I was basically buried beneath feelsville after reading this.

(The video I was watching before this)

This story is very heartwarming. I felt like this was an exhilarating masterpiece and I'm pretty sure Regi felt the same way.


This was nice. I didn't get punched in the feels, but I just feel a little soft, and I am glad for that. This was a rather nice fic. Also fuck Diamond Tome. It is very unbecoming of a teacherto bring up the death of a loved one just to get to teaching a school lesson.

I see 0 dislikes...

Maybe it's because 0 is the number of feels that I didn't have.
God, that was an emotional experience. This is amazing.

Like 4435389 said, I didn't get the punch in the feels I was expecting based on the comments (I was expecting liquid pride, but it didn't make it past the duct), but this was very nicely written. Kudos to you. I also like the way you portrayed Spike and Discord in this... I guess you could say era?

Side note— you said you only expected Regidar to get feels from this. My initial interpretation of that was that he lost someone. If that's the case, then my condolences to you, Regi. If not, then hopefully I didn't make myself look like an ass, and apologies if I did. v_v

4435526 Yeah, the feels bit I really only expected Regidar to get. And thanks--I tried to think of how a still-small Spike and a reformed Discord would act centuries later after the mane 6 had died.

I'll PM you.

4435659 You'll always be my favorite child that I didn't have to shove out of my vag.

Dammit, it's too early for me to be crying! :raritycry:

Great story. :twilightsmile:

4435888 High praise, coming from you. Thanks :)

4435661 I was all touched, but then I read this and I fucking lost it

4435954 yeah I can't be super srs about this all the time sadly

Absolutely fantastic.

I can't hold all of these feels... Wonderful story.

I don't... I can't... I... feels.

So much cry.:pinkiesad2::fluttercry:

This was amazing, just like I knew it would be

Spike, let me give you a hug. :pinkiesmile:

very feels
brb must briefly into sad

4435526 i haven't lost them yet

i'm just getting ready to be brave

Beautiful.Wait... are those tears in my eyes?:fluttercry: Oh. Yes, they are.

Well that was :applecry: beautifully written. Now if you'll excuse me I need to listen to some sad music and cry.

4438103 Thank you :twilightsmile:

4438746 I'm glad you enjoyed it! :raritystarry:

4439443 I explained

4439495 *passes a tissue*

4439760 Thank you!

4440292 Thanks! I rarely do first-person present tense because it's a pain in the ass to write, but it kind of needed to be that way for this one. I'm glad I didn't mess it up too bad!


I'm glad I didn't mess it up too bad!

Are you kidding me? That was amazing. A million times better than my present tense first person narrative. :twilightsmile:
Anyway, you have my attention. I'll be reading more of your work.

This was very sweet and sad and well-written. The first-dragon perspective was nicely done, too. :twilightsmile:

4443363 Thank you. You really hit my feels with this in a good way.

(Name change?)
Yep. :twilightsmile:

Damn it, one of the main concepts in a fic I was writing was that history books remember what people did, not who they were, and now you've gone and done a way better job than I ever could have.


4443606 Sorry D: I'd still love to read another take on it, or another way of explaining it. I mean... kind of like how I put Discord as saying that nobody can ever truly understand how you feel about another, I'd be willing to bet that our views are subtly different given our likely different lives, and I always want to look at things from other points of view :twilightsmile:

That, and this wasn't a very exhaustive look at the concept--it was a quick overview of my thoughts on the matter for my son's benefit. So, honestly, I hope you DO talk about it in your fic, and I hope I get to read it. Your praise is very flattering, though :twilightblush:

First, all I can say is WOW.
Now, imay just be a lowly 25-follower, no-story, who-cares loser, and I know that that means others will just blow of my comment because of that, but I don't care.
To MidnightDancer: I can't explain in words how touching this story was to me. It was amazing, astounding, beautiful, and many more adjectives. I sincerely hope you get all of the famous because of this.
To Regidar: Now, I don't know who you are losing or how you are losing them, but all I can say is that I know what it's like. And all the advice I can give is to, as MD so eloquently put it, Be Brave.
I really can't say enough just how much I was touched by this, so I'll stop talking.
It may lessen, but the pain never stops,

4448099 Thank you.

I'm not the sort of person that blows off a comment just because you don't have a lot of followers, or whatever. I don't care about that. I care that the story reached you, and touched you, and made you feel, and that you enjoyed it.

That's why I write. Not for accolades. I write to get myself through hard times. I write to get my feelings about stuff going on in my real life out in some medium so I don't go insane keeping it in. And I write, yes, to help others if I can when they're having a hard time dealing with something too. I can only hope that it helps.

Thank you for your kind comment :yay:

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