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"No time for goodbye," he said as he faded away. "Don't put your life in someone's hands; they're bound to steal it away. Don't hide your mistakes, 'cause they'll find you, burn you."

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This story is a sequel to Equestrian Life


Dex is the only human of the Solar Guard of Equestria. Since being knighted, he's been taking it easy: finding his calling, training, and doing small jobs for Celestia. But the peace won't last long; Chaos has other plans.

Sequel to Equestrian Life. If I play my cards right, reading the previous story won't be necessary.

Chapters (17)
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Comments ( 116 )

First...and is this a sequel?

737142

Indeed. However, I'm hoping to write it so you don't have to read the last story. I could put a line in the description, I guess...

737150 well I do believe theres a story I need to read:raritywink:

737169

Thank you, and enjoy.

I added a line about this being a sequel; Just covering my bases.

ugh, I hate being cliche but..

* surprisingly I lack a gif for this*
Go on...

737734

Something I realized a long time ago. If it's cliche, that means it works. Every movie, tv show, or book is full of cliches but they are popular anyway.

737758

Indeed, but to quote Lemony Snicket:

"Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course. Piracy, for example, is a tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years, but that doesn't mean we should all attack ships and steal their gold.”

737779

Heh, why not? Gold is good... :rainbowwild: But yeah, it isn't a reason, but it isn't like we should avoid them like the plague either. I think as long as there is just a teeny, tiny bit of originality in there, it's fine.

737192 well...I finished it in a day...best story eva:pinkiehappy:

737858

Yeah, not too long. I think this one will be a bit longer, not sure though.

Thanks for liking the first story though!

737868 I hope so and welcome :twilightsmile:

gonna go for a guess on this one.

Dex's chaos magic is beginning to manifest itself by taking things from his memory and using that.

oh good, a sequel.
Were you inspired on my comment of the previous story?
Sword, more discord, maybe an appearance of Nightmare Moon (caused by dis.)?
I like this story too
you may now have a mustache:moustache:

739760

I'll let you guess. Everyone who commented on the last story was an inspiration, in a way, though.

The sword is EVIL, EVIL I tell ya. Steaped in chaotic magic, it will be the death of us all!!! :raritydespair:

hmm... That's gotta be troubling.

Heh... Of course she knows what's going on. =3

754447

Ah, but does she know the whole story? :ajsmug:

754486 Hmmm.... By the way you're asking that I'ma have to go with no. But I will hazard a guess and say your (your as in your characters) chaos energy has built up over time in places that he visits often creating these shades. And now that creatures of pure chaos are there they are drawn to him emotionally destabalizing him by having their chaotic magic act as a catalyst for his own.

754506

Argh kafluffle! I wrote stuff down and then came back thinking it was a bad idea so you get this inconsistent post!

Argh! This chapter bugs me for some reason!

Called it! Dex is absorbing the chaos magic from the shades. =3

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"Hmm? Oh, I had a dream. I good dream."

Is it that? Because I'm pretty sure that's not how Twilight talks

763653

Partially, but it's like the whole chapter is just, bleh. Maybe it's the calm before the battle that's making me feel like that...

How would Twilight say she's had a good dream anyway? (Stupid Twilight being so annoyingly hard to write even though she's my favorite.)

763661

First off, 'I good dream'

Read that, reeeeaaalllly close.

Tell me what's wrong with it.

763673

:rainbowlaugh: Oh my god! That's hilarious. I can't believe I missed that. At least it's still one letter instead of all the other ones I managed to catch like repeating words multiple times. I think one was "As soon as I as I spoke the last word the last syllable, I passed out."

Fixed.

763698

Yeah, first drafts are horrid.

763617
This image clearly symbolizes how Dex is becoming an embodyment of the 'Dark Side' (Chaos) while still trying to fit in with his equestrian friends.

765480 uhhh... yea! Totally! I was being so friggen philosophical when I posted that picture. It would just blow your mind some of the extremely deep and philisophical things I came up with. :derpytongue2:

:trollestia:

So you had Stone set the idea of adding more detail to the story via combat practice.

Clever.

769507

Yeah, hopefully it'll help me feel better about these chapters. I think my problem is thinking chaotically though. But, I have an idea now and all should be awesome.... hopefully. :twilightblush:

769574 the thoughts were a little to orginized to be chaotic

edit: needs more cowbell:trollestia:

Glad to see you've found a good way to flesh out your story. =3

769887

And that was what I was afraid of. It's difficult to be chaotic and normal at the same time. It's not like Dex is completely chaotic; he's struggling with it.

Good thing is, I figured out what I'm going to do with it though. It should be interesting.

769932

But how much did Dex learn about perception from just a few days with Stone? He may still miss things or read too much into stuff. How fun!

"I am your hollow form and you must now fight me in order to use a cool ability that lets you swing a crescent of pure energy at your opponents"

I like the additional detail that you've been sneaking in, not enough to completely break the suspension of disbelief, but enough to make it clear that he is actually learning.

776525

"I've been the horse, now I want to be the king." Ah, Bleach...

Thanks. Next chapter should be the halfway point of the story.

Interesting..............

You humans are always talking about hearts. It's as if you have them in your hand. But my eye sees everything. Nothing can escape it. What it doesn't see doesn't exist. That's how I've always fought. That's how I've always lived. What is a heart? If I rip open your chest, will I find it there? If I crack open your skull, will I find it there?
At the very least I see you as someone who must be destroyed.

Who you ask is the one I just quoted? I'll give you a hint! He's number four!

783856

I figured it out right around the ripping and cracking to find the heart part. Can't recall his name though... That guy that did the thing in the second sky of the place...

Soo, I think I can assume that there's a huge Bleach reference at the end of the chapter here... Now if only I know how I wanted ch.8 to go...

It was Uliquiorra

783990

...and that is why I don't remember it...

783997 you start to remember the names when you've seen the series more than once.

Alright guys, here ya go. Now, for maximum funny, use this guys voice as Sinis: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/169933

It's hilarious, I read through this with his voice. All snobby and such.

NO DEX! FIGHT THE CLICHE EVIL SIDE OF YOURSELF WITH PURE WILLPOWER! LIKE A REAL ANIME MAN!

Great chapter and, as M. Night. Shamalayn would say, "What a twist!"

790978

Cliche evil side? Pure willpower? All will be understood soon... more like eventually... I hope I'm not using cliches that make people go 'ugh, this again?' or 'I already know what will happen.'

This still seems similar to bleach with ichigo and his hollow self

794363

I don't recall his hollow self....wait, nevermind, he did have free roam at one point... uh... Jedi mind trick! (You've never seen an episode of Bleach) That should do it :twilightsheepish:

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