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Twilight looked over to her dear mentor, Princess Celestia, and found she had once again fallen asleep mid-lesson. Her intense debate on awakening the princess was cut short when the decision was taken out of her hooves.

“Huh? Oh. Twilight, I am so sorry for falling asleep again. I think we need to reschedule this for tomorrow morning.”

Twilight nodded. After all, Princess Celestia was obviously overworked. If only there was something she could do to help.

Now with a dramatic reading courtesy of DRWolf.
Additionally, there’s a Spanish translation by Spaniard Kiwi over on Deviant Art.

Current Episode: Season Zero – Episode One
Next Episode: Twin Twilights

Art created from images by Tim015 and ShilaDaLioness.

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No . . .

Yep, it seems I'll be needing a doctor's visit after reading this story.

Looks like I'll be going for a doctor's visit now from reading this. It was too amazing.

Yeah, this was adorable. Well done.

This! There should be more of this!

Got a whole evil can stem from good intentions kind of morale here. Nice, short and sweet.

I'd like to imagine that after this, Celestia and Twilight got in the habit of staging coups whenever Celestia needed a break or a particularly disliked law passed.

Very nice. :D

"Twilight, you know what Equestria needs?" Celestia asked as she magically stripped off her golden regalia and placed them accordingly on Twilight. She topped it off with her crown before saying, "A coup. I'll be back in a month or so."

"Should I be benevolent this time around, princess?" Twilight said.

"As long as the sun's shining at the beach," Celestia said as she dawned a pair of sunglasses, sunhat, and then popped a martini into existence, "I don't care." And with that, she teleported away, leaving Twilight alone.

:twilightsmile::twilightsheepish::twilightblush: Great story. Glad I caught this in the new stories box.

I agree. Very enjoyable short story. Filly Twilight works very well with Celestia in these kind of stories.
Adding to all this, wouldn't it be funny if Luna came in dressed up like Nightmare Moon and staged a coup just like Twilight did? Nothing as serious as the real Nightmare Moon, just Celestia and Luna having a laugh and Luna mocking herself as she pretends to be Queen Nightmare Moon holding court.


These three lines are all spoken by Celestia, consecutively, and should probably all be part of a single paragraph. That, or add some narration - dramatic gesticulations, that sort of thing:

“Ah. There are merely a few issues that had a good, obvious answer you chose. Unfortunately, those answers also happened to be the paths of most resistance and shall make many ponies very upset.

“But what can I do? I was not on the throne, but that does not make the decisions any less binding. Or at least, that is what I shall say.

“Oh, and I wholeheartedly approve of your sweets law.”

Featured already.:twilightsmile:

Well that was utterly adorably!

Young badass and adorable Twilight is awesome.

All up my up votes good sir!:trollestia:

“In fact, new law,” Twilight growled. “The princess is allowed to have as much caffeine and sugary treats as she wants during open court and it will be considered the very height of manners in Equestria.”

And so occurred the single greatest outbreak of Chaos prior to Discord's escape.

This is adorableness overload

The passage of time in this story confuses me. I can't see where Celestia got anything more than an evening off. Still, a fun little story.

4781673 - This... this needs to happen in my fic. Dreamy usurps the throne. Absolutely nopony takes her seriously.

Her reign was brief, but eventful.

Shame on anyone who downvotes this, because we all know one person will ruin the party...

Excellent fic. Just really, really enjoyable, and perfectly written with regards to the characters. Cheers to that, mate.

This is the funniest thing I've read in months.

4783551 And so far literally one person has downvoted it.
That one person needs a good punch in the dick.

This doesn't feel like 'Filly' Twilight at all. This is a more mature Twilight with an extra dose of snark.

(Are fillies even allowed to drink coffee?)

To me, Celestia making Twilight sit on the throne for a day feels a little over the top; though despite all that, it was still an enjoyable enough story so kudos.

Depends on your definition of filly, I suppose. I intended her to come off as thirteen or so - young, but not too young. Basically the point where she has been around Celestia and the castle staff long enough that this is adorable rather than treasonous, but also young enough that Spike, the voice of reason when Twilight goes off the deep end, is not in the picture.

Celestia making Twilight sit on the throne for a day feels a little over the top.


This was a cute story for a morning read. :twilightsmile:

The cuteness though!!!!:trollestia::twilightblush:

Poor shining armor, always getting thrown to the ground. XD

This is so freakin' adorable. I love it.

After seeing another two goddamn foalcon fics being featured, it's nice to have a cute fic with a young main character that doesn't have sex at one point, bravo I say, bravo.

She would make a good princess, huh?

Pffft, yeah right, like that'll ever happen.


It’s so obvious! I can just make a national crisis! I’m plenty strong enough to make a credible one!

This is starting to make an incredibly scary amount of sense.

343 likes and no dislikes? This is definitely a record.

Aw, this was so great. Nothing like a good dose of Filly Twilight to start your day.

I think the world needs more sleep deprived children to take over politics. What Twilight accomplished in one day would've taken hundreds of years for the actual government.

This is so adorable that I fear I may spontaneously combust from the sheer delightfulness of it all.

This is my favorite one shot of 2014, at least so far. Excellent job. :twilightsmile:

381 likes, zero dislikes? Figures for something as awesome as this. :rainbowkiss:

This was cute, funny and... favorited. :twilightsmile:

4785049 Unfortunately, it seems someone decided to be a dick. When I started reading it was still 0 dislikes, when I ended and upvoted it, it had one.

Dawwww, I just picture a little Tyrant Twilight screaming at the nobles with Celestia lounging in the gardens with a glass of wine and a cigarette dangling from her grinning mouth, just not giving a shit.

Twilight shouted, eyes glowing.


And thus began the annual tradition of Twilight usurping the throne for a single day.

Twilight shouted, eyes glowing.


And thus began the annual tradition of Twilight usurping the throne for a single day.

Awww. I liked this a lot. Too bad it's over.

4784462 I think the real problem would come if she found herself having to succeed at failing.

Aaaand first on the top rated list. Congrats!

So, is this Seeking-Power!Filly!Twilight or Canon!Filly!Twilight?:rainbowhuh:

Exactly what I needed to read today, thanks. :pinkiehappy:

Canon. Side stories to Seeking Power can be found in Across the Boundary.

This is an adorable little story. Keep it up.

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