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This story is a sequel to Cracks

The Regional Science Fair. The five top schools in the region are competing and sending their best and brightest. Among those five are Canterlot High School, Crystal Prep Academy, and the Science Fair's host school, Everton Engineering Academy...the school whose independent study program Twilight Sparkle once applied to.

Twilight Sparkle is among the representatives from CHS attending the Science Fair. Sunset Shimmer and the other girls all have their own things going on and can't be there to cheer her on. It's Twilight's first time away from her new friends since leaving Crystal Prep. At the Science Fair, she runs into some old familiar faces...

...and the most dangerous foe her world has ever faced.

Can Twilight Sparkle and her former schoolmates save the world when the friends she's come to rely on are scattered?

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...and the most dangerous foe her world has ever faced.

Is it convicted serial anal rapist Ben Dover? I'll bet it's convicted serial anal rapist Ben Dover.

7980608 :rainbowlaugh: Alas, no. Convicted serial anal rapist Ben Dover will probably not be appearing in this story. Maybe mentioned once, if only for the continuity nod.

Congratulation this story has become my 200 fave story

Something tells me starlight is going to be the bad guy

How the hell cinch was not fired for the incident at the friendship games

This is going to be fun, I just know it! It's nice to see that most of the Shadowbolts respect Twilight now, but I almost think Sour Sweet will never be nice unless Twilight hits her across the face herself. Kinda like this:

"That's bass cannon,"

Wow. That was both awesome and a little scary.

Starlight's the villain. It's been a whole season and she's once again the villain.

Everyone, TAKE A SHOT!


Well, no matter! I shall continue to hold out hope for convicted serial anal rapist Ben Dover and my god there is no way I can phrase that without sounding like a lunatic.

"Well that's nice," Sour Sweet crooned. "I guess those amazing new friends of yours couldn't be bothered to be here for you!"

It's not like anyone else came to watch you compete, Sour Sweet. :applejackunsure:

Can't wait to see where this goes!

7980618 Wasn't there a story about that?

7980723 Erm...he was a running gag in the story this is a sequel to, if that's what you mean...

Comment posted by Shadowmane PX-41 deleted Feb 26th, 2017

Vinyl frowned. She leaned forward suddenly, removing her glasses, and gave Twilight a serious glare.
"That's bass cannon," she said. With that, she leaned back again and put her glasses back on


"Well, if it isn't Twilight Sparkle!" a syrupy voice said. "It's so good to see you again!" The voice then turned bitter and sullen. "Stay away from me, you traitor!"

Well if its anything like my story Sour Sweet will grudgingly respect Twilight.... eventually.

Well, this should be interesting. I smiled when I read the descriptions for Double Diamond, Party Favor, Sugar Belle, and Night Flier.

Anyway, the one quibble I have is that after the heart-to-heart that Sci-Twi and Flash had in Cracks I doubt the awkward exchange at the beginning of Legend of Everfree would have happened. But honestly, that's a small matter, easy enough to ignore.


Pretty good so far, and wow Sour Sweet and her issues. I can't tell if she has a mental disorder or if she's just sarcastically sweet.

I'm just going to post this link to get it out of the way.

In any case, this looks like it'll be quite interesting. Great design on the Everton logo, by the way. Love the multiple meanings in such a deceptively simple arrangement of shapes and colors.

Definitely looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

Knowing Sci-Twi, she brought Spike with her to help keep calm.

7980774 Classy. You do understand that since you blocked me for offering genuine criticism on one of your stories, this counts as trolling, right? I could report you for this. I won't, of course. But there is no excuse for this kind of behavior.

7980787 Yeah, but the rest of the movie's events would've happened regardless.

7980839 Thanks! And yeah, I had fun with that, even though it's pretty plain to look at.


Yeah, but the rest of the movie's events would've happened regardless.

That's why I called it a small matter.

A sequel to Cracks? Sign me up, this is gonna be good.

So Human Starlight is here. I wonder if she'll really be the villain in this story. Though I do expect some communist propaganda from her.


So, uh...maybe I'm reading more into this than there is, but it seems like Sour Sweet has a crush on Twilight, of either the tsundere or yandere variety.
...please tell me I'm either wrong or it's the former. Yandere scares me...

7981451 You're reading way too much into it. Sour Sweet's just being Sour Sweet. :rainbowwild:

Whew! That's a relief.
I was having visions of Sour Sweet being the villain and trying to secretly murder anyone Twilight appeared to be close to so she could swoop in and 'save' her and drag her back to Crystal Prep and back to her lab where she could passively-aggressively 'tend' to her as 'the only friend she needs'.
...admittedly, the image that conjured up of Sour Sweet trying to take Spike's place was confusingly hot...

Speaking of, where is Spike in all this? Twilight took him to Everfree...did she take him to Everton?

7981581 ...you need help. :rainbowderp: And she left him at home because hotel, no pets allowed, engineering school, science happening, yada yada...

What? You can't tell me the image of Sour Sweet kneeling naked in front of Twilight wearing a leash and collar with a dog bone in her mouth isn't confusingly hot. ...or did you mean the rest of it?

And while that's true, why wasn't he at the send off?

7981716 He was there. He was just asleep. :rainbowwild:


Oh shit, it's Starlight.

And yes, where is convicted serial anal rapist Ben Dover?


7981716 ...Tatsurou, this is why you continue to be one of my favorite authors on this site.

That has to be the most narcissistic school logo I've ever seen. She might as well have made the logo be her own face.

Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

And here we go, Starlight Glimmer being all evil and nasty. I sense trouble for her by story's end.

Also, huzzah to seeing that I'm not the only one who's got Time Turner teaching physics. Obvious as a wart on a witch's nose, I know, but still, yay for common story elements.

7981983 Heh. Funny thing is, in another story entirely I've got him as a History teacher. He really does work for either.

My name is Starlight Glimmer

Insert inception bong here

"I'm stuck tutoring my dipshit brother," Fluttershy muttered sourly. "He got held back a year. Mom and Dad are...well, they gave him the 'it's okay, these things happen' speech, so it's up to me to keep him from failing even worse next year."

It's still weird to see Fluttershy being annoyed. But at the same time it's great.

Twilight chewed on the corner of her lip, then turned to Vinyl. "That...that crazy car you have that...that kinda transforms. Don't tell me you..."
Vinyl grinned broadly and nodded.
Twilight's eyes widened. "Whoa."

Yeah, that's about right.

"She insisted we all attend this science fair and make up for our 'failure' at the Friendship Games," Sunny Flare said, making finger quotes.

It was a sports competition, why does she care so much, this isn't a sports anime where football can literally save the world. You might think I'm kidding, but there is an anime like that. Sadly the english dub is meh.

My name is Starlight Glimmer. I'm the head of the Applied Sciences Department here at Everton E!

Oh great, you.

I saw what you did there with the logo. Don't think you can hide it.

"I'm stuck tutoring my dipshit brother," Fluttershy muttered sourly.

Berserk button for Fluttershy... mentioning Zephyr?

"Unless she's...do you think maybe she's mute?" Fluttershy suggested.

Well, Vinyl and Fluttershy bunked together at Camp Everfree, IIRC... wouldn't she know?


7983506 Huh. I...did not notice we actually saw them talking in the background. :rainbowhuh: Ah well. I'd rather keep it the way it is because of the fandom gag. :twilightsheepish:

Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Apr 24th, 2017
Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Apr 24th, 2017

Honestly, I kind of hope that the Starlight we see in the specials is pony Starlight going through the mirror.

But, personal preferences aside, this definitely looks to be a very interesting read.

Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Apr 24th, 2017


Every story is about bullying.

It really, really isn't.

Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Apr 24th, 2017
Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Mar 28th, 2017
Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Mar 27th, 2017

Heck, if you didn't it's mentioned right in the story itself.

Comment posted by RoastPelican deleted Jun 1st, 2017

Glad I'm not sci-twi I would of force choked sweets and been like listen you bi-poler cunt adjust your meds or don't fucking speak.


"Well, if it isn't Twilight Sparkle!" a syrupy voice said. "It's so good to see you again!" The voice then turned bitter and sullen. "Stay away from me, you traitor!"

You deserved to be betrayed with the way you mistreated her and pressured her into releasing strange magic which nearly destroyed the world just to win a stupid game.

So don't blame her for wanting to leave; you brought it all on yourself.

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