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Take me down to Manehattan, where the manes are manes and the hattan is hattan.


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This story is a side story to If You Give a Little Love.

Diamond Tiara asked for more independence, and she got it. Left out on the streets of Manehattan while her mother spends the week with her new mogul coltfriend, she needs to find shelter, and fast. Thankfully for her, she knows just where to go--to the filly she could never really bring herself to hate.

Takes place alongside If You Give a Little Love, but knowledge of it is not required to understand this story and plot details from the other that come into play will be thoroughly explained. Art by handsockz.

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 22 )

7470157

It's on my Author's Note. Basically, it's there to represent both the literal, big city connotation of the word and how Diamond Tiara's "light" (the light of her cutie mark, etc) was drowned out by other things.

Very nicely done. Hopefully, this plot thread will appear in a future episode, too. Marvellous work. :twilightsmile:

7472521

Thank you. I was half-expecting you to go harder on it, considering I'm kind of getting into your territory and all. :twilightsmile:

7472668 Oh, I dare say I'll write about this very subject one day. Obviously, I'll handle it differently though... no copyright strikes for moi... :scootangel:

And what is exactly stopping Diamond Tiara from getting on a train back to Ponyville and letting one of the nations ruling Princesses know that her mother abandoned her in the middle of Manehatten and to just wait and see if any reports of missing foals matching her description show up before the week they were gonna be there is over?

7622460

I hate to say it, but I hadn't really thought about that. Most likely, it was probably panic. It's easy for people removed from the situation to form a plan like this, but in the heat of desperation and fear, reasoning like this can go out the door.

Or we could just say "it's fluff for fluff's sake, don't question it." But that'd just be silly. No one says stuff like that. :rainbowwild:

P.S. Thanks for bringing up the "missing pony" thing. Could be a good plot piece.

7622478
Since Spoiled Bitch abandoned her in the middle of the City she has no reason at all to even report such a thing until she is ready to leave and needs Diamond found from the sounds of the story description alone.

7622486

Good point. I'm glad we're having this discussion, it could enrich the story.

Even though Spoiled Bitch basically abandoned DT in Manehatten, she's taking this well so far. I didn't realize that blackjack and twenty one were the same game until I played Fallout New Vegas. Also, I agree with Babs that it's not gambling if money isn't involved.

7622700

Thanks for the comments. This chapter comes from me being a bit weirded out by how Las Pegasus seemed to be a huge arcade in canon, which (while awesome) seemed a bit off without card games. Cards can have plenty of non-gambling purposes.

And I feel like part of her taking it so well is a coping mechanism, really. Living with a family who treats her well and pretending to be okay is a lot easier than remembering how she's treated back home.

7622720 Are you sure Los Pegasus is basically an arcade? Seems to me that it has aspects of LA and Vegas in fanon.

7622851

It was how I saw it in canon. It was just something I saw as weird.

7622854 Maybe they made LP an arcade because they couldn't show casinos to kids?

7622865

I get that. But all I'm saying is what you said before about gambling. I didn't mean for this to be an argument, just a thing I noticed during the episode. Sorry.

7622877 That's okay. I wasn't trying to argue either.

7622893

Then it's resolved. I was worried I was getting too mad at you. Sorry for the outburst.

I can hardly wait to see this come back to haunt Spoiled Rich.

Song is blocked... What is the name of it?

7956008

"Diamond Princess no Yuutsu." It doesn't really have anything to do with the chapter (it's from an anime I like) except that the translated name, "The Diamond Princess's Melancholy" screams Diamond Tiara to me.

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