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Phaoray


Editor of several Trixie writers while doing his own stories when possible. Fun Times. : )

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This story is a sequel to Hopes and Follies


The fallout begins across Equestria as Trixie and Discord's actions become more widespread, forcing a response from the princesses.

Trixie works her way towards Las Pegasus, torn between her desires to be with Twilight and her fears of what their next encounter will truly involve. Does Twilight truly want more, or was she caught up in the spur of the moment?

Fluttershy's changes have forced Discord to try to hunt her down before the princesses do. Yet the former pegasus is lost between rational thought and primal instinct, creating terror across Equestria.

Somehow, Twilight needs to balance between her interest in the newest Alicorn, and her duty to her fellow princesses. To Equestria.

Amidst the myriad of hopes and follies that make up one's actions, can there truly be a happy ending for everyone?

Only one way to find out.

Special thanks to Crowscrow and Ponyponipon3 For pre-reading and ideas. About time I finally got around to this second arc. :facehoof:

Cover art done by MegaBlackOX.

Chapters (1)
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Comments ( 52 )

Great to see this story continue :pinkiehappy:. Can't wait to read more.

Neat! I feel petty pumped!

I liked that we got to see a bit of each of the main characters to set the stage. As a personal preference, though, I would have preferred that the fact Trixie had died already would have been held back. Let the more mundane be her reason for worrying about alicornhood. Like preening.

Then let her talk with Twilight later about both of their differences in understanding what it is to be an alicorn or something. Or not! Haha! I don't know what the long term plans are for the story. I'm looking forward to it, though!

I liked this and I love how nothing is working out right for Trixie. She just wants to do shows and keeps getting interrupted, causing her to have to do the job an alicorn princess would do to protect the towns. Once news spreads, it should also boost her reputation with Twilight and show Twilight her true colors. Although for some reason, I imagine she's going to have to help with the whole Fluttershy fiasco. Also, all hail Flutterbat alicorn of bats? Does that mean lunar Pegasi (batponies or whatever you want to call them) immediately love her?

At this point, you're like one of my top two favorite Trixie writers. I just love the way you do her character.

OH MY GOODNESS ITS BEEN SO LONG I AM SO READY FOR THIS.

In all seriousness i miss the era of Twixie fics as Trixie has always been my favourite character, Magic duel was so hyped for me and it only got better with her continuous returns. I loved your first story and look forward to this one. (Unfortunately its 3:30am right now so ill read it when i wake up i just wanted to get the excitement out of me with a comment)

So good to see this, finally. I agree, waiting too long for that optimal writing situation is just not worth it. (Should follow my own advice...)

Hope to see more of how this unfolds.

One thing that did bug me a bit: Twilight makes a bit of an issue about Celestia's apparently unfortunate wording, but we don't actually get to see it.

I am really glad to see more of this, I only didn't catch it right away because I don't check my feed for updates every day.

Right now, Trixie's motivations were an unknown,

I think Twilight has a good idea of Trixie's motivations. What she might not be sure of is how Trixie's going to try and realize them, there's a lot of ways to get someone's attention, not all of them good.

I wonder if Trixie's going to try and make things up to that mare she robbed of the rare plant, like she promised. That would be an awkward conversation. "See, Trixie told you she didn't want it for money."

Nice start, though I do recommend you change the cover art as it currently looks a bit unfinished.

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all hail Flutterbat alicorn of bats? Does that mean lunar Pegasi (batponies or whatever you want to call them) immediately love her?

Huh, I had not thought of that angle. Admittedly, the canon of bat ponies is still out last I have seen, but it would be amusing to add in a bit with them. I shall consider it for future chapters. :pinkiehappy:


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I would have preferred that the fact Trixie had died already would have been held back. Let the more mundane be her reason for worrying about alicornhood. Like preening.

Eh, I wanted to hit home on some more serious issues with being an immortal, and to show some of how being an Alicorn is quite a change down to even basic concepts that Trixie has known her entire life. Death isn't exactly an issue now, buuut there is good reason to want to avoid it.


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Happy to hear, though I am sad I don't write much lately if you like it that much. Who is the second? I love Yukito's work myself, but it is hard for me to pin down a favorite Trixie author. :pinkiehappy:


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In all seriousness i miss the era of Twixie fics as Trixie has always been my favorite character

Same, there are few people still doing them sadly, despite how many 'sexual tension' jokes you can make about each time they meet up and Twilight's reactions to Trixie these days. The painful, awkward smiles, the gritting teeth, there are aspects of Trixie that Twilight must obsess over and could be used for some very fun love/hate relationship stories.

Buut, now everyone is going for Trixie x Glimmer. And I have yet to see a good, long story about them getting into a relationship at all, it's all been 3k or less to my disappointment.


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One thing that did bug me a bit: Twilight makes a bit of an issue about Celestia's apparently unfortunate wording, but we don't actually get to see it.

Really? I could have sworn I has Twi go over it in her head. I'll check it over again, and worst case, I am sure there is going to be more badly worded phrases throughout their meeting later in the story to show it better.

I think Twilight has a good idea of Trixie's motivations. What she might not be sure of is how Trixie's going to try and realize them, there's a lot of ways to get someone's attention, not all of them good.

It is true that Twilight knows about Trixie's affections and that she is on the lamb a bit, she is not sure what Trixie's plan is *Mind you, neither is Trixie really*. Twilight expects Trixie is going to come back to Ponyville at some point, and will probably use her new powers for her shows, but not on any long-term goals.

I wonder if Trixie's going to try and make things up to that mare

I'll say that that is indeed in this story, buuut it's gonna be awhile until that is addressed.

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Yay, I may have contributed! :P

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Darn, you got me. The other one is definitely Yukito because of just how much their stories made me like characters like Trixie and Diamond Tiara.
I do have to say that I really like how The Hand of Pony and Hakuno have written Trixie in their stories as well.

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Heh, I still talk with Yukito on skype, and Hakuno's editor is Crowscrowcrow who I talk with alot. Hakuno's Trixie is awesome and when I find a good writer I try to pay attention to their use of the character and style to see if there is anything I want to adapt my own in it.

I have not read Hand of The Hand of Pony's work though, as I mainly go for romance with my reading, and tend to avoid dark stories. :pinkiehappy:

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For some reason the 'reply' tag is missing from this so I didn't realize you replied to my comment, except by pure chance as I happened to be glancing through the comments. Your post goes straight from quoting the person above me to quoting me with no break to indicate you've switched people.

Anyway, while Twilight knows Trixie's overall motivations, it occurred to me that I can't remember if she shared those with Celestia or Luna, so they may have much less reason to assume the best of this new alicorn.

Anyway, good to know that will be addressed. It will no doubt be an interesting scene.

I waited so much, so so much for this. Thanks thanks thanks.

Ooh, glad to see the sequel has started. I lived the first story.

I read the first story multiple times, it's my favorite story on here, has alot it can work with, glad to see that you got to making This.

its finally here! i hope to see more soon :pinkiehappy:

Horsefeathers! I wander away from the site for a few tiny weeks and the first chappie posts! Stoopid IRL problems and their need for attention! :twilightangry2:
Oh wells... belated Congrats on launching the new story Phaoray, and for the A+ reception its garnered thus far. Its well deserved :pinkiehappy:
Hit me up when ch2 is in the chute! :rainbowdetermined2:

ps- Totes diggin the cover art! Worth the wait! :raritywink:

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Happy to hear about the cover art, it just took way longer than I had hoped. I am in a big stretch of college activity right now, so it might be till August that I can even work on this story again. I am working away at the next chapter of One Way Ticket and should have that out soon since the chapters are shorter and a bit less involved. :pinkiehappy:

No worries on any delays, as i have plenty of things outside of pony demanding my attention ATM :twilightoops:

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I too am quite fond of Yukito and Hakuno's Trixie stories :yay:
I was tryin to think who my "fave" Trixie writer would be... and i dont think i can pick (sorry Phaoray :fluttershysad: but ur definitely in the group that i cant pick from, and H&F was by far my favorite story when it came out :pinkiehappy: )
other Trixie writers that i consistently like are Mooncalf, MagnetBolt & MythrilMoth... and i just noticed their names all start with "M"... significant? :unsuresweetie:

Well, Trixie should probably be happy that she keeps having issues to solve. Considering the way Celestia and Luna dawdled and pushed all their issues on Twilight last story, if they take their sweet time again, by the time they attempt to 'stop' Trixie half of Equestria will have been saved from some monster attack or another by Trixie. Then they'll have a peasant revolt on their hooves because at least Trixie has been out in public visiting every tiny little podunk town, even if it was because she was trying to make bits.

Of course, what'll probably eventually happen is Trixie and Flutterbat finally running into one another and fighting.

Oh hey, this has cover art now. Nice. It looks good, too, though Trixie might come off a hair too sinister.

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I do have a version of the pic with a purple stripe instead of a red stripe down the mask, but I have been contemplating if it would make enough of a difference *Red and black being a bit less liked by many others and usually more sinister of a color scheme and all that*. Do you think that might help? :pinkiehappy:

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Maybe, though depending on the color of purple, you'd run the risk of it blending into her hat/cape.

Might be best to just leave it, if that's the case.

Oh, joy of joys, I come back from a long Worm interlude to find this exists now! And I rather like the title, too... :heart: (giving me warm fuzzies :rainbowkiss:)

I'm hoping the Fluttershy thing is resolved by the end of this book, though. It seems like it's a shorter-term thing by its very nature.

Probably late to the party, but i'm really glad to know this is continuing. Although I'd have liked to see more of Trixie's new situation (which looks like a case of beware of what you wish for), I really enjoyed Fluttershy's las development.

Keep up the good work.

Okay, I've tried putting this off until there was more but the temptation finally proved to be too much... and while what there is is good I now find myself wanting more.

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I apologize. I wanted to get more out sooner but life has been hectic. Just finished my college class, and my next one starts next week, and two people at my work quit, making me both a secretary and the only veterinary Technician we have for a bit. ^-^;;;

Plus I am trying to get the energy to write a story for a contest that is due by the end of this month. I am not abandoning anything, but life has been working against me lately.

Oh haye i missed the sequel, I'ts great to see you working on that one. Hopes and Follies was a wonderful read afterl all. :twilightsmile:

Welp, looks like Trixie is all out of luck, instead of telling stories, she'll have others singing praises for her. What a shame. :trollestia:

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Thanks, I'm glad you liked them both so far. I have been a bit 'meh' on writing for the last month or two, but will be getting back to this soon I think. Currently working my motivation to write up again by going through and revising Hopes and Follies like I planned on a year ago, bringing it just past Tirek so I can use Twilight's castle in this one for my own fun. Up to chapter 3 so far on my revisions, and will get back to writing new chapters in my stories after it's complete. :pinkiehappy:

Writing block must suck ayy

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I have the outline done with lots of detail and plans on this story and several of my others...but time and ambition have been pretty bad. I've written more the past week or two than I have in months, but it's slow going with college, work, and life in general.

I was happy to see you on Discord the other day though, despite me not saying hi. :pinkiehappy: Being on there and seeing other writer's interacting and talking about stories is helping motivate me to do more writing recently.

I plan to continue this, along with my others, but it's been....tricky.

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Yeah. I've got my own Trixie epic close to completion. I've always been an odd duck with writing. I can belt out 30k-40k in a week and then just be ded for several months after. Getting more consistent is something I want to do, but for me it's more a thing of sticking to it. I need to be able to take that first step most of the time before I can really get going.

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Tsk, you missed your shot to say it's been...Trixie (tricksy).

Still glad to hear you're still working on this.

Glad to hear this is being worked on and isn't dead! I found your earlier fic Hopes and Follies a few months earlier and I loved your take on Trixie, especially her (initial) denial of attraction to Twilight, that she just wanted to be Twilight's rival. So tsundere. Magician Horse's antics are usually fun to read/watch, and you delivered. Her little brand of chaos is very amusing. And then there's Discord was his chaotic self, and but despite how fun he was we have his manipulation of Fluttershy which was both really messed up and completely in character. Even if things went totally right for him, he got Fluttershy drunk before she made that choice. And now you have the Princesses dealing with the fallout, Trixie disappointed because she doesn't care about being a princess, just her shows, and she doesn't like the fame she hasn't earned simply from being an alicorn. Then there's the plot with Discord trying to fix his colossal fuckup with Fluttershy nee Flutterbat. It's a delightful trainwreck and I'm eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

waaa, hope is lost...

Oh woh I somehow missed this. Glad to see you have continued one of my most favourite fim fiction stories.

I love this story and it's prequel so much definitely my new fav Trixie stories I just love the way you portrayed Trixie's, Twilights, Discord's, and Fluttershy/bat's characters hope to see more of this fic in the future it's awesome :pinkiehappy:

I should stop reading incomplete works. The wait and hiatuses are deadly.

On Hiatus

I cannot begin to describe how mad I am after just finishing this story's prequel.

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Your avatar could not be more perfect for this comment. :rainbowlaugh:

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I have been told. Makes me wonder if I need anger management... :trixieshiftleft:

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heh heh...sorry about that. :twilightblush:

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This except for writer's block instead of art block

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