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The home of the Shadowbolts Adventures and various other stories, mostly related to Equestria Girls.



This story is a sequel to Shadowbolts Adventures: The Shadows of Nightmare Night

Every day Twilight Sparkle takes a bus from the big city to her new school in Canterlot, but she has started to notice she somehow caught the eye of a strange man who watches her day after day. Starting to freak out, Twilight confesses to Indigo Zap, who decides to teach Twilight to defend herself if the worst should happen.

Special thanks to Bootsy Slickmane for pre-reading, and his absolutely awesome cover art.

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So much moral.

Nice way to introduce StarSwirl to the human world.

I'm really digging the simplicity with with you're weaving these post-FG stories of yours, :pinkiehappy:

Ian McKellen, get out of my head!

I am so unobservant I did not see Starswirl coming. :rainbowlaugh:

6524781 I sincerely hope you didn't. Or else YOU would be the pervert.

We all know Starswirl's a pervert. There's plenty of evidence somewhere and I shall find it. To the library!

Wait, it's not ope until tomorrow.

To bed then! And in the morning, to the library!


and a thick, scraggly beard that hung down to his chest.

That kinda screams "Starswirl." :duck:

6524895 Or a crazy hobo who has never heard of a razor.

6527577 IT'S HAGRID!

6527603 :twilightoops::rainbowhuh::rainbowlaugh: Everything makes sense now!

Well. Starswirl. Ok then. Should have guessed it after the beard but eh.

Wonder what his story is.

wow this is a cool story, she learns different styles from everyone and a bit of a lesson about books and covers. Heck, she might have found an intellectual equal as well in StarSwirl.

Well now, that was a pleasant surprise. While the 'old man is a pervert' cliche can lead to some hilarity, it's kind of overdone and it's nice to see a respectable version of it. It was neat seeing all of this go over with it being Starswirl too.

I especially loved the interactions with the Shadow Five and Twilight being friends. This is something I think should become more common and it's why I was a bit 'jipped' at the ending of Friendship Games where Twilight moved to CHS. Would have preferred it if she stayed at Crystal Prep and just been a recurring character, as well as expanding on her friendship with the Shadow Five, who really need more screentime to develop. This story did a good job at that and gave each character a moment to shine. :twilightsmile:


Thank you for your kind words. This story is actually part of an ongoing series I'm writing called "Shadowbolts Adventures", whose other entries so far you can find in my profile, if you are so inclined. I also plan to release a new one every Monday until the urge leaves me, and it isn't close to leaving me yet.

What wonderful interactions and dialogue- so full of character, humor, and earnesty. I can't get enough of it!

Also, that ending was so heartwarming. All the other girls making sure Twilight was alright is so simple, but says so much about them. As they say, actions speak louder than words.

Also, Indigo getting abused was hilarious. I'm a terrible person. xD


Thank you for all of your wonderful reviews. I'm so glad you've enjoyed them all, but it's not over yet. There's more Shadowbolts Adventures coming up in the future, and my goal is to update one every Monday, unless the urge strikes to write something else. I hope they continue to be so pleasing.

You're welcome!
I have no doubt they will all be just as wonderful as these ones, if not more so. ^-^

"Just look like you hate everything and want it to die."

"This all explains so much about you," Sunny Flare quipped.

This is top-tier stuff. :pinkiehappy:

Ah, I do so appreciate how Author portrays the characters. Lemon is oh so zesty, and Sour Sweet is bitter about the whole of everything.

I wonder how Twilight will respond knowing that Twilight met Starswirl.

6530607 He's a retired quantum physicist. Now he spends his days trying to find the right math formula for the perfect beard.

What a wonderful and surprising ending! :twilightsmile:

I honestly thought it was Discord at first, until his books were mentioned. I wonder if any of the Equestrian Founders are around too?

6528294 "Yer a unicorn, Sparkle..."

6617205 She's a what?

Awesome story!!! :D :D :D :D :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

That surprise.

Yay, just all the yay.

Once again, a nice moral, felt like it could work in the context of a hypothetical EG cartoon. And of course, I immediately realized the old man had to be Starswirl.

6773593 I agree!! Plus, I love your profile picture of Lemon Zest dancing!!!:twilightsmile:

Holy crap Lemon listens to Green Day's Jesus of Suburbia. She has good taste in music. For those that don't know the song here you go

"Everybody please be seated, we've got to get this bus moving."

What is this magical land where the bussdriver actually waits for everyone to get seated?

Ur a wizard Twilight.

While this was a nice story, I am curious as to when it takes place, since it clearly happens during that time when Sci-Twi was still getting the transfer stuff settled.

"Go Twilight, you can do it." Lemon Zest circled them lazily on her skates, waving a tiny flag in support.

that's freaking cute.

He chuckled and glanced at her chest...

Oh no, he really is a dirty old man! :fluttershbad:

...where the tip of her book was poking out the top of her unzipped bag. "Of course we didn't have Daring Do back then.

Ohhhh i see. Nevermind :twilightblush:

"I have pepper spray in my backpack." Twilight nodded.

I'm not even gonna ask why she has that with her/in her backpack. :pinkiegasp:

"I've never hit anything harder than a pillow before, and I have really soft pillows..." Twilight did her best to rub her wrist with the heft boxing glove blocking her fingers.

Seriously twilight, seriously!!! :facehoof:

"Um..." Twilight considered for a moment. "I feel like there are many fundamental problems with that plan."

Agreed. :ajbemused:

"Oh come on, you eggheads are all like that, always worrying too much. She stops me, we have a laugh and a couple of giggles, and you get to see how it's done."

Not a good idea at all if you ask me. 😑

Twilight Sparkle didn't know if roller blades could count as deadly weapons in a court of law, but Lemon Zest sure made a strong case for it. Her wheels slammed immediately down on Indigo's foot, drawing a shriek of pain from the girl, who stumbled to the side in shock. Lemon pressed the attack blindly, one skated foot slamming right into Indigo's stomach, doubling her over to get her in range for a spinning kick right to the nostrils. Indigo was on her back on the sidewalk within ten seconds, groaning in pain as Lemon finally whirled to get a good look at her.

See, it was a bad idea from the start but you didn't listen indigo. 😒

Indigo grinned and rolled her sleeve up her arm with a growl. "Yes ma'am." She wound up and threw her arm out, but Sunny whirled before it could reach her. She slammed one of her wrists into Indigo's wrist, knocking her arm forward as she turned, placing her back to Indigo's stomach. In less than two seconds she had grabbed Indigo's wrist and hurled her clean over her shoulder, slamming her into the pavement hard on her back.

I'm impressed. 😦

Twilight turned to head back toward home again, marching along the sidewalk with a somewhat lighter step. Yeah, even if she hadn't learned better how to defend herself, at least she knew she had her friends right behind her ready and willing to help her out.

Which is good. :twilightsmile:

"Starswirl." The man took her hand in a gentle grip. "It's a pleasure, young lady."

Wow, didn't expect that man was starswirl. 😨

"I could use some eats." Lemon Zest hurried after her, with the rest following suit more slowly. Twilight couldn't help but smile. These days it seemed like more and more doors were opening up for her, with more and more friends. She just had to make sure to keep her head on the ground, and out of the internet, at least every once in a while.

Glad everything worked out in the end and twilight made a new friend. :pinkiehappy:

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