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A brony, modder, writer, animator, gamer, indie game developer, and all-around pretty cool guy. Buy me some pasta sauce here!


For some ponies, winning is everything. Always coming out on top, no matter what the losers say about you. And when you're the sixth-richest CEO in Canterlot and one of the youngest, despite only arriving in Canterlot a few years ago with a sack of bits, good eyes and a greater vision, you can't afford to care.

For the past six months, when not seeing just how far he can push his luck when it comes to deal-making and deal-breaking, the well-connected, unforgiving and brilliant Unicorn known as Silver Star has been running a rather profitable side business: Donning a disguise and conning the richest and stupidest members of the Canterlot Elite out of everything they own. Not because they wronged him in some way, but because it's fun, and because he prefers good targets to Good targets. Sometimes, the law firm he bought will pass cases to him. Other times, he seeks out his own prey. The risk, the rush, the thrill of a good plan executed perfectly, or better yet, salvaged despite unforseen complications... It's brilliant.

But when even gold loses its lustre, Silver - formerly Star Apple - must make new friends, reconnect with his family, and rediscover what it means to have fun. But what does it mean when feelings start to appear in a heart he had believed to be beyond even the warmest touch? And when something is traded away... is it possible to get it back?

In the heart of Ponyville, oblivious to the machinations of Canterlot in his absence, as a disaster of his own making threatens to tear Equestria asunder, Silver Star Apple is going to find out.

Chapters (2)
Comments ( 9 )

Why are all comments hidden?

Was: "Viewing 1-7 of 8"
Now: "Viewing 1-1 of 1"

Ok then.

Suddenly, nine downvotes. Had only 5 last night. Odd.

I love that you wrote a romance and would love to see the next chapter please... If the comments are really being hidden, I hope you get this...

8119964 Thank you! I'm working on the next chapter now. Regarding comments getting hidden... I think that might have been a one-off thing, since those old comments were written for the fic pre-rewrite.


Sorry I couldn't reply sooner my friend... I was at a funeral for my great grandmother all day...
I'm glad to hear there's another chapter though! Keep up the great work! :pinkiehappy:

The story is interesting but the chapter feels like it would have been better for it to be spilt chapters instead of one full 17k word chapter. There are some parts that felt off and had to read again, it seems to jump back in the middle... It's really because when reading stories each chapter focuses on certain parts of the story, but this chapter felt like reading 2-4 chapters at once with no break to think about it.

I like the characters, history and the other side of noble business in Equestria. I do love how Sliver tricks and uses his smarts to take over Canterlot.

I'll still read it since it's really good. Just you don't have to put everything in one chapter.

8137588 I admit, wanting to fit everything into one chapter like that was a real problem. To be honest, I wasn't sure when to end it. I didn't want it to look like the series is going to be about business, then suddenly turn around and go to Ponyville. Later chapters will hopefully be shorter. Think of this one as an extra-long two-part opener.

Is there a reason to keep writing when my score can be spezzed from 40-15 to 25-20 at any time?

I asked myself that question, then decided to keep writing. But I'll mirror this fic on sites with more ethical moderation, just in case.

Yes, this includes DeviantArt.

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