• Published 29th Dec 2015
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The Elements of Friendship - VioletHeart77

Friendship is Magic, but what makes Friendship possible? Starlight Glimmer must find out as she, with the help of five other ponies, seeks to stop an ancient evil.

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Friendship is Magic

A huge party was held that night in Our Town to celebrate the defeat of Sunflare Scorch and the return of Princess Sunset. After many hours of merriment, Princess Twilight turned to Starlight. "Well, my faithful student, are you ready to return to Ponyville?"

A feeling of melancholy swept over Starlight. She looked at her fellow Elements of Friendship, the ponies without whom she never could have defeated Sunflare Scorch. Sugar Belle, Night Glider, Double Diamond, Party Favor, and Sunburst. The ponies she had grown to love. The ponies who had shown her true friendship. Her friends.

"Well, Starlight?"

Starlight looked up at the princess and gave a small smile. "Actually, if you don't mind, Princess, I think I'll stay here for a while. I've still got a lot to learn about friendship, and I can't think of a better place to conduct my studies."

Princess Twilight smiled. "I couldn't agree more."

As the princesses left on the chariot, the Elements of Friendship gathered in a group hug that felt as eternal as their friendship.

"Well, what are we waiting for?" Night Glider asked when they finally broke apart. "The night is still young! Let's party!"

And they did.

Author's Note:

Photo by unsavorydom

Comments ( 10 )

Nice set up so far. I am intriquged to see further events and dilemmas for these six.

Nice little story.

Thanks for your feedback everyone! I'm so happy to see that so many people liked this story! :pinkiehappy:

Chapter 4 was more focused on the other Elements since the first 3 were centered on Starlight, but your point is a valid one and I thank you for it. :twilightsmile:


These things.


The bushwoolies were friends of the ponies in G1, but they haven't been seen in MLP since. Originally Starlight was going to have a dragon assistant like Twilight, a baby girl dragon named Amethyst or "Amy" for short, but then I thought, "Why not make it more interesting by giving her a bushwoolie instead?" So I did! :pinkiehappy:

These are the three main bushwoolies from G1: Hugster, Chumster, and one you might recognize from this story. :raritywink:


I've decided to try a new cover, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Do think this one with the group photo is better, or do you prefer the old one with this picture of the Elements? I personally like this one better because it specifically shows what makes this AU different from the canon universe, what do you guys think?


Ha! I never thought about that, actually! :rainbowlaugh:

Yep, Shining's sitting in the Crystal Empire at his computer, waiting for the part in this story where he suddenly shows up and gets his big hero moment, until he gets to the part where Twilight has a sister . . .


Awkward . . . :twilightoops:

Someone should make a sequel to this!

My favorite parts were where you broke from the original script and let the characters assert their own personalities. I wish there were more of that.

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