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Should you form attachments to mortals if you yourself will never die?

Losing the last of her friends in a battle that should never have been fought, Twilight Sparkle's world falls apart, until meaning and purpose come back into her life in the most wonderful way imaginable. But she forgets, again, that every living creature must eventually die...

Sequel to Not My Destiny, which you can read here. PG-13 for some mild psychological horror and plot-relevant, non-gratuitous injuries. I'll try to keep to the same chapter-a-day release schedule as I did back over New Year's.

Glorious cover art: Secreta Altare Window 3: Twilight Transcendent used with the kind permission of the magnificent confused--guy!

Chapters (17)
Comments ( 542 )

Who down voted this? :rainbowhuh:
Don't know, I'll read it now.

516773 i wonder, people couldn't have edited out the rope digitally? the rope ruins it... :rainbowhuh:

Never expected a sequel to "Not my destiny".

How so?
And why aren't more people commenting on this?:rainbowhuh:

516856 sorry, its just that despite the humorous way he handles himself, the rope gives away that he's actually attempting suicide... :twilightoops:

Never seen what it's from soo...:twilightblush:

Yay, a sequel at long last.

Well holy sh#t; sequel to 'Not My Destiny' one of the best fics out there :pinkiehappy:

Insta-faved :twilightsmile:

A sequel to one of the best fics out there.

This was amazing. I'll be sure to follow this one along.

I don't get why the rope ruins it. Also, where is that picture/gif from?

A sequel? Never expected a sequel to Not My Destiny

I was first wondering which ending it would follow, but now it is quite obvious

oh my god..........sob...sob........:raritycry:

Sequel of the fic that emotionally moved me the most -> insta everything.
I just don't know what to say to express my gratitude. My life feels like it's complete all over again.
I shall read everything right away.

Just.. Thanks.

Whoa dude, try to slow down! I'm losing count already

i feel so empty with out you.........

i wish i could had saved you.....

but fate had other plans.....

now i sits here all lonely.....

i wish you all was here with me....

cause i miss you all so dearly....


Wow...really didn't expect this, Smayds! Thanks for this. I'm loving it so far. Also, 6 months of sleep?! Talk about getting your beauty sleep! Although... dragons sleep for a century... never mind...

Anyways, great work so far again. :ajsmug:

I don't know if i want to read this, knowing how it will end.

oh my gooooooooooooood its a sequeal, and its pro. Its really good so far, but as Indigo said, I'm scared of how this may end.

517512 it's from some music video, i don't have the name but despite the guy dancing, he's gonna hang himself...

anyway, i'd better not derail this any further, maybe its just me in this site... :twilightsheepish:

oh hey a sequel... guessing twilight goes mad with grief and it leads to canon ending of not my destiny

A shower of blood and death? Because all the best dreams start that way, don't they?

Piping hot hell in a bloody hat box! Shit is about to get real! :rainbowdetermined2::rainbowdetermined2: So awesome that "Not My Destiny" is getting a sequel! :rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

Whoah, nice to know how it actually all happened to Spike. + He made a pretty good point.

Time Travel and Changelings.:twilightsmile:

Now that was an interesting chapter... Those dreams... damn... poor Twilight.

Also, Spike did have a point when he said she could have teleported there and back.

Keep up the great work! :ajsmug:

I'm guessing your're just going to ignore cannon, That's good. Your version is better.


It's really too bad that that this story isn't getting more attention. I wonder if it's just people not wanting to read a sad continuation of Not My Destiny.

I personally love the direction and tone you have given this story. Now we just have to see Twilight fall in love.

Indeed. I'm loving this story. More, please!

I love both Not My Destiny and Glim, keep it up! :twilightsmile:
But one question: doesn't Princess Cadence existing in the NMD universe kind of destroy the main theme of "the third eternal sister will blow up the world"? I know you said its possible for winged unicorns to happen, but she's Celestia's niece, so...:rainbowhuh: Other than that, great stories both!

awww it's even sadder since i know where this is heading...well in the long term anyways. :unsuresweetie:

Twilight is losing it. The loss of a friend is hard, sure, but if you never make friends you can't truly be happy. The losses will happen, but that is just a fact of life. I hope she learns this soon. Great job again, Smayds. I'll be watching. :ajsmug:


According to this story, she's a winged unicorn, not an alicorn. Meaning she's no more special than any other unicorn. She'd have been dead of old age for thousands of years.

she's Celestia's niece

Just like Blueblood was her nephew.

Cadence was a normal pony, just a bit rarer.

Why does it seem that so many authors make Twilight their pet and their punching bag at the same time? The feels, they are present!

I am VERY SORRY that this took an extra day. Legally-Lawyery buggery bollocks in regards to a relation of mine who's decided to flout the law, and I'm his legal advisor, apparently...

Sometimes I hate being literate! See you in twenty-four hours!

...Sorry, a whole metric tonne of spelling/grammar errors corrected. Apologies. It's very late, and I'm very tired...

Hugs and so on to compensate! :pinkiehappy:

Oh no... This is going to break my heart. It will completely shatter it. Reading this story will most likely cause me actual, physical pain. I'm actually considering stopping because I know how it ends. Damn, I am way too sensitive.

Amazing work here. Keep it up! (Why does that sound so cliche? Probably because this is the seventh or eighth time I've said it...:ajsleepy:)
Cliche aside, once again you have produced a very high quality piece of work. There were no minor spelling or grammatical errors that disrupted the flow of the story. :twilightsmile:
I didn't even know you had set yourself a deadline. With all the amazing work on this site, I just hand out favourites like Pinkie Pie hands out confetti. It always makes me happy when a story is continued. (Oops. Better stop rambling.)
As much as Starburst was such a cliche (I just keep using that! :facehoof:)I loved every bit of it. I am such a sucker for that kind of thing. It made such a nice change from all the dark themes recently.
I think that is all I know that I want to say right now. You have done a amazing job. You deserve everything I can give you.
Big Macintosh Seal Of Approval :eeyup:
Facepalms for all the things I wanted to say but couldn't, due to it coming out all wrong:
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I think thats all of them. Should probably stop rambling. Im horrible at it. :twilightsheepish:

EDIT: Why am I so horrible at this! :fluttercry: I should go now... I think I hear my laundry calling. :facehoof:

I know what's going to happen, and it's killing me inside, but I am compelled to read it regardless...

Damn you for making me feel these conflicting emotions.

I am not sure can i read this. It's not going to end happily.

About happiness, should you write another sequel to Not my destiny, but just with super-dubber-happy ending timeline? As far as i have seen, there is no alicorn Twilight stories, that show what happened after being an alicorn became everyday life in Ponyville.

This is cute, amazing, and.. saddening due to the forgone conclusion!

I loved "Not my Destiny" so much! and I'm feeling most of the emotion I felt from it here~

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