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After being given the short end of the stick by the Mane 6 once again, Spike wonders if he's worthy to be called their friend. When an unexpected visitor arrives, he decides to voice his opinions.

Just a one-shot I cooked up in my spare time. I always feel bad that Spike is constantly neglected or mistreated, even if he is the comic relief.

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Comment posted by LtMajorDude deleted Apr 10th, 2014

T'is some powerful stuff. :fluttershysad:

Great story! You got me right in the feels, and trust me, my feels are a tough target.
Spike's a more interesting character than most of the show gives him credit for. And of course seeing the Mane 6 deflated like that was just fun.
:ajsleepy: :fluttercry: :pinkiesad2: :raritydespair: [there don't seem to be sad faces for twi or rainbow... someone fix this.]
4200300 And yet you're commenting on it? I'm missing some logic here...

4200459 i'm an idiot. Does that help with understanding my logic? :unsuresweetie::applejackunsure::raritydespair::trixieshiftleft::heart::moustache::duck::facehoof::applecry::rainbowhuh::rainbowderp:

I love this but could there be a altornet end?:derpyderp1:

Nice job bringing up The Last Roundup. It's good to remember Spike isn't the only one who gets forgotten - even if he is the most frequent victim.

I love this.
For the first time, I see a "Spike feels left behind" story where the author doesn't just vomit excuse after excuse for all the dropped signs of the girls ignoring him in those non-work-related episodes, and they instead offer their faces to the slaps.
There was a lot of emotion boiling in this 7K-word pot, and I'm not reluctant to state that I felt every single darn one of the bunch. Though yes, I do think Spike forgave them all too quickly, but I'll just chalk it up to him being such a sweetheart.

Now, if you made a continuation telling how the six try to make up for this almost-lost friendship - seriously, Spike's angry spiel was far worse than anything they could have expected, it's got to have triggered a bigger effort than just a handful of shitty necklaces -, I'll be a happy bunny :pinkiesmile:

OMG!! I didn't expect to nearly cry from this but...yeah. :fluttershysad:
Spike needs more love on the show.:moustache::heart::twilightsmile::pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss::yay::raritystarry::ajsmug:

like luna giving spike some diffent advise and spike lossing it or something.
and just saying to me the drama didnt feel like a happy end tell the end but I still like this story even if you dont make alt end and just have fun with it but not stupid.

4200594 I'm glad you enjoyed it. Twilight did say the necklaces were only a start, so that leaves an opportunity for something that could follow. I couldn't really think of anything specific off the top of my head, but I definitely see where you're coming from.

I love this to bits..... All the feels..... This is truly a gem that I can connect to (also, I always found it saddening that spike always got the cold shoulder). Brilliant story with a very satisfying end, I will be looking forward to more of your work :moustache::pinkiehappy:

4200616 It's mostly an idea for you to brew in your brainpan. If you feel so inclined, write it. I'm sure it'll go nicely, you've proved very capable of writing lovely slice of life fics with Living In Equestria.


She looked down at him with a tender, paternal smile.

:twilightoops: "B-but I'm a mare..."

4200667 Whoops. There's always something I miss. Where would I be without you guys tactfully pointing out my screw-ups? :pinkiehappy:

That freaking loved this. The conflict of inner feelings, and the way you conveyed the big turn out. Instant fav and follow, would love to see more of your work. :pinkiehappy:

Right in the feels but I still don't believe the girls care all that much about Spike. The fandom treats him better than the real writers

Loved it. It's kinda disheartening to know that in the next episode he will probably be forgotten again. Like I know this is fan writing and all but I have seen some amazing stuff, why can't the writers do this? Spike is Derpy popular, both in the sense of love and hate, and yet I still cringe in many an episode where he doesn't even make an appearance. Truthfully speaking I doubt anypony in the fandom would mind the writers just ripping a story from this site and making it into an episode. Ratings would go through the roof.

I'll give that a solid eyyyup. :eeyup:

Didn't expect to get real invested in this one shot. I've always said Spike gets screwed over a lot in the show, and it makes you wonder whether the others really consider him a part of the group. Like, have you noticed that in nearly every RD episode, he's not there? Then there's Maud and the friendship necklaces. That fact alone made me cringe a little to see "Everypony's friend" not even think of Spike. It makes me glad that other people can write what should be a happy ending for the little guy. Hopefully "Trade Ya" might give Spike more of a friend role if the summary for the episode holds up.

Oh yeah, and congrats on the feature.

It's like you put a toy car at the top of a hill and it was a max load Semi by the end. A little over the top in the feels department here, but I like it anyway. If it kept going, well I don't think I could have handled it... :fluttercry:

This was pretty emotionally satisfying.

I really liked this! It's a good take on Spike, even though I don't normally like Spike stories. You pulled it off!
One typo:

Wonder gow she and the others have been doing with Maud

I LOVE THIS!:pinkiehappy: Everything was great, the characters, the atmosphere and such. And what's better, I've read a few other 'fix it' kind of fics (Mostly based on Twilight after/during A Canterlot Wedding)....They weren't good at all, so I was a little hesitant to click on this story.
But you proved me wrong and I thank you for this.

“Spike might like some of it,” said Applejack. “Might not be much, but it’s a start.”

Applejack was first, and she embraced Spike as she would a little brother.
“You’ll always be family to me, sugarcube,” she said.

There...just there. In all of the show, Applejack has shown the most consideration for the little guy. She interacts with him often, sees him as practically family, and when he's in danger, she comes to his aide.
Over A Barrel: She is the only one to run to him.
Castle Mane-ia: Is the only one to spare Spike a concerned gaze when he gets flung by the trap.
Princess Twilight Sparkle: After falling down the stairs, she's the first one to get to him. She picks him up gently and cradles him protectively.

There are several other instances where she and him have some good moments and I do so hope they get another episode together. {I'm surprised Applespike never really got off the ground, when Applejack has been shown to be a whole lot nicer to him then Rarity at times....Heck, even Twilight's a little negligent to her 'little brother'.}

So I'd like to thank you for doing that.:ajsmug:

Pow...right in the feels. It hurts so good! Oh and for the one misguided soul who gave this a thumbs down. I blow you a rasberry pffft!! :rainbowwild:


Wow... that was really deep. Very touching and very heart-warming. It was simply brilliat and I shall make sure to give that story a like and fav it. I wish there were more fimfics like this one. Thank you so very much for writing it.

See that up there? That story? That story is true loveliness...

Mr. Authorman, you have written a fantastic tale displaying Spike's pain and loneliness...for all the honest world to feel. Also, the characterization was finely captured and the pacing was pretty solid. Minor nitpick though; maybe I'm just a bitter muthabucka but I thought Spike may have forgiven the Mane Six a little too fast for my taste but eh, I'll get over it.

In short, well done :eeyup:

(Btw, this might be Spike's soundtrack to his life...)


I am glad to see I'm very much not the only one who is wincing every time Spike is left out - it's actually tempering my enjoyment of the show someimes. Would it really have killed them to have Spike in the background in Maud's otherwise very good episode? A line of dialogue to say he was unfortunately in Canterlot or something? They didn't even need to give him any dialogue, juts have him there. Like they did this last episode. Granted, they have seemed very slightly better about it this season - with notable exceptions. But Maud's episode... While I enjoyed it, the thought was just running through my head about why the frack Spike was left out for no apparent reason.

So, good job.

All was well.

And then, everything went back to the way it was. :rainbowlaugh: god fucking damnit!:twilightangry2: I always find stories with good endings that make me feel all happy inside, fuck fuck fuck fuck!

Just a one-shot I cooked up in my spare time.

update living in equestria before you say you have spare time :twilightangry2::twilightangry2::twilightangry2: liked and favorited anyway I have problems:applecry:

What he said. I really wish Spike would get some more love I the show. I think The Descendent got it right when he pointed out that for how many times Twilight has said she loves the girls, she has never once said those words to Spike.

How old is Spike compared to the Mane 6?

*I always imagine him to be around the CMC age group

Beautiful, touching, sad, and simply powerful story! :twilightsmile::fluttercry::pinkiesad2::pinkiehappy::heart: It's about time that the Mane Six learn of Spike's feelings and how they have hurt him countless times by leaving him behind him and excluding him. Princess Luna, chasing away Spike's nightmare, comforting him, and encouraging him to talk to Twilight shows that she is the best princess. :scootangel: I loved this story! :heart:

4201894 Spike is actuality only two/three years younger than twilight. So that would make him 18 or 17, (But that's just my guess)

Man...that was so fuckin' sad, mate :pinkiesad2:
Now, THIS should be a full-blown episode :moustache:

4201962 I'm pretty sure Twilight was around 7-10 when Spike hatched so that would probably put him around 11-14 depending on how old you think Twilight is and how old she was when he hatched.

A personal headcanon of mine was that the reason Spike wasn't at Twilight's party in Canterlot was that alcohol was involved and he was underage. It would explain the their behaviour.

Feels! Also, Luna, being her usual best pony self. :pinkiesad2:

4201817 My editor is busy with projects of his own, and hasn't been able to look over the next chapter of Living in Equestria yet. That's why I wrote this in the meantime.

I doubt Twilight was 2-3 years old when she got her Cutie Mark

Spike is a comic relief?

I thought that is Pinkie's job

Comment posted by Blazewing deleted Apr 8th, 2014

4202212 Comedy comes naturally to Pinkie, since she's the Element of Laughter. Spike's comedy comes from him being the show's Butt Monkey.

Good story, no feels from me but still you did your research to include all of those times Spike got the short end of the stick. I'm put a little off by Twilight thinking of herself as Spike's mother since they have only 6 years age difference at most but it's still good, you have earned my like :twilightsmile:

This was a pretty good fic. One of the better ones I've read recently (in Everyone). I want to try making a one shot, but I gotta finish up my current story first, and the unpublished one I'm working on right now...

4200466 You need to tell us something new, y'know.

Carefully written, well thought-out, and complete. You took the idea that spawned this piece of fiction and did the whole thing properly. It felt as if it was a lost episode of sorts, and had the same genuine feel of an actual episode. You also made sure to have a fulfilling center and to tie up any ends that might have gotten loose. Very well done!

Once again, you've amazed me. :pinkiehappy:

Spike's feelings of being left out are so believable; your descriptions and evidence for him feeling this way were very well written. His outburst, when he listed off the times he was left out, was like a punch to the face, especially with Twilight's birthday being the last thing he said before going on with his rant.

The story is also well balanced. Spike's depression is almost mirrored with his friends' realization at their carelessness of forgetting him. All of them were hurt, but when their feelings were made known, they healed each other, and all that remained in the end was the love they all have and share. Truly beautiful. Friendship is, after all, the purest form of love.

Princess Luna's powers, it seems, are not limited only to the night time, but even daytime naps. Very clever! :rainbowlaugh: But really, though, good job with Luna. It's great to know Equestria has such a guardian for their dreams.

Lastly, let me just say, great job. The characters actions and thoughts were heartwarming (and at times blunt), your writing was smoothly crafted, and the story overall was a great read. I hope Spike gets an episode like this, or at least one where he realizes his destiny amongst his friends. Maybe Season 4 or 5 might still surprise us.

Take care and keep on writing. You have a REALLY awesome talent!

P.S. - Nice touch at the ending. I'm sure J.K. Rowling will be more than happy. :derpytongue2: Seriously, though. Very fitting.

Comment posted by Eridanus deleted Apr 8th, 2014
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