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It's been two months since Twilight and Big Macintosh started dating, and what a wonderful two months it's been. As their relationship blooms, Twilight finds out through Applejack that not all of the Apple family may be keen on a relationship that includes one of their own kin, and a unicorn. Worried about their future together, Twilight asks Big Macintosh for the biggest favor she can think of...to visit his entire family, and see if they can't break old traditions.

This is the sequel to Sparkling Cider, my first fan-fiction. It isn't necessary to have read Sparkling Cider to understand Old Traditions, but it certainly wouldn't hurt!

Credit for the cover image goes to ode2sokka on deviantart. It's an amazing image!

Thanks to all my followers who have been waiting for the sequel, you guys rock!

Chapters (10)
Comments ( 534 )

Hmmmm ..... I will track

Loved the previous instalment, so I'm faving this. TwiMac is best ship, though I hope this won't end in tears. Too many of that ship do (or at least seem to).

It was ver well written though and I look forward to the next chapters.

yep tracking this one right out the door.


A wonderful continuation. I'm tracking and can't wait for more.

I feel my heart about to give out from the amount of adorableness going on here

I've been waiting for this. Great start!

Honestly I had no idea that Sparkling Cider was your first story (I couldn't tell because it was written so well). I'm happy you decided to write a sequel and this chapter just reaffirms that notion, already a great start and excited to read more. :twilightsmile::eeyup:

908487 I'm not one for tearful endings! I'll be honest, with the way that I write, I couldn't even tell you the full ending of this one. I have an idea of where it goes, but I just let my mind think and fingers do the telling as I go along. I kind of got that bit of advice from Stephen King (if you haven't read his work On Writing, then you totally should). But yes, there may be conflict in here, but I could never leave a story on a sour note. Stick with it :twilightsmile:

And for everybody else, thanks for reading! I edited it a small bit because I left an editor's note in there and also referred to AJ as Mac's brother (thanks to Shotoman and MisterClacky for the heads up :twilightblush:). Like I said, work has been crazy, but when I'm on vacation in a week, I'll be able to relax and do whatever I want! So look forward to the next chapter (which is done already muahahaha).

Okay, d'aw where d'aw is due, you gave me cavities, but we didn't even get a hint about what's going to happen in the story. The chapter could stand alone as a sequel. Drop us something! O.O

Meinos Kaen

I love a good TwiMac! :eeyup::twilightsmile: There are so few of them!
Well, I love a love of other Twi pairings too, but TwiMac is my fave het.

If you're going to mention in the description that this is the sequel to another story, you might as well link to it directly.
Copypaste this:
[url=http://www.fimfiction.net/story/31946/Sparkling-Cider]Sparkling Cider[/url]
to get this:
Sparkling Cider
Put that in the description in place of the non-linked title.

Seems pretty good to me so far. :) Hopefully the next chapter is out soon so I can read it...

I do have a question. I've noticed several people talk about tracking stories. So far I've figured out how to do that with specific authors but not with individual stories.

I loved Sparkling Cider and I can't wait for the next chapter :rainbowkiss: 15 Spikes for you! :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

Ohhh! This is lovely I'm so happy that you came out with this...so much so that I should now go to sleep because it is four am...oh ponydom why doth they distract me! Anyway, can't wait for more. :twilightsmile:

Good lord so much D'AWW here I think the day they actually do go all the way the might just blow up the universe with their love.

Faved and watching :raritywink:

Haha look at that! The word count is nearly identical, and not on purpose! Anyways yes, I just finished editing this chapter. It's currently 12:30am on the East Coast, and I have to be up at 6:00. What is wrong with me. Oh right. Ponies. Enjoy the chapter! I'll probably do a more coherent, less tired edit of Chapter One as well, seeing as how I missed a few things there. And is anybody else having a TON of trouble getting Fimfiction to load? I keep getting bad gateways.

Yeah, I'm having difficulties with the site as well.

I like what you're doing but I really wish the story would pick up a little bit. i mean, I know where you're going with this from the synopsis (or at least think I do :raritywink: ). But since we haven't really "started" down that path yet, all the really nice character bits that you are giving us feel like padding. Maybe its just a difference in style or something.

Otherwise your stuff is great, keep up the good work!


Good chapter. I love Liarjack moments. So much fun.

And everybody's having problems with the site. The mods, however are fixing the problem by setting up a new server. They posted it on the Facebook page.

Alright, the ball is rolling and we're seeing the storm on the horizon getting closer. Will Twi and Mac be able to hold out against the storm or end up being blown away?

929353 Dude this is one of if not the best twilightxbigmac fics I have ever read keep up the good work:twilightsmile:

Good good. Love it!

Really really enjoying this one! :rainbowkiss: The worry part was amazing!

*squeals* Yes, I actually squealed at the end. Applejack's hints and uncertainties plus Big Mac's moments of silence and nervousness. I can not wait. Just remember.
"that’s a long ways off. Probably. Maybe." I am deeply loving what you're doing. I live own here in Southern Untied States as well and your accenting of the dialogue is just right.
You have gained a follower.
Have a nice day/night/twilight
Your friend,

Oh, sure. Two months in a relationship, it's compleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetely safe to bring up marriage. Way to make a guy feel awkward.:facehoof: Also, please don't tell me this is going where I think I'm going, as in: Twilight wanting to visit these 'old fashioned relatives' who you stated never ever come around to Ponyville to try and make them accept earth pony on unicorn smex. Because that would be more than pointless, that would be stupid. Not only because it equals going to wake a sleeping dragon, but also because: two months in a relationship and you talk about MARRIAGE?! RUN, BIG MAC! RUN!

Meinos Kaen

There is so much awesome in this story it makes me want to SQEEE! :pinkie crazy:

Loving this like crazy, please update again soon!


930242 Thank you! I just write the Apples' parts like I speak. It's easy once you get used to changing "I" to "Ah," which I can miss sometimes.

This story is easily turning out to be one of my favorites. I simply couldn't stop smiling while reading it and believe me, I tried. I didn't spot any grammar errors either, but I'll admit I wasn't looking to hard.

In the end, I only want to say one thing, "Great Job and looking forward to reading more."

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite shipfics, well done! There aren't that many skillfully executed Twimac fics out there (Twimac is best ship! )...but this one is really well done, and I love it so far!

The pacing of your story itself is great, but the pacing of Twi and Mac's relationship feels a bit rushed to me. They seem far too comfortable, or far along, to be within the first two months into the relationship (With the way you described the pond scene in chapter 1, it seems more like a long-established routine), not to mention that marriage was even thought about, let along brought up. While I agree the suddenness/unexpectedness of AJ's statement was what made that little moment priceless (wow AJ, way to make the conversation awkward XD) , I do think that it would have been more realistic placed into around the end of the first year of the relationship. At that point, the relationship still feels rather new, but thoughts of marriage and/or meeting the family would be less out of place... though mentioning them would still earn awkwardness and embarrassment, etc.

But it's not that big an issue, just me being really picky. Awesome job, great story. I eagerly await the next chapter. :twilightsmile:

Here you go:


5 twimacs out of 5

Another great chapter! :D This story is getting good now...can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.


Liking this quite a lot. Love your characterizations, and these ideas! So interesting.

Write on! :twilightsmile:

One word (I think it counts a word);

Dawwwwwww :rainbowkiss:

TwixMac isn't my favorite pairing but you're doing exceptionally well at writing a story about them.

A sequel to Sparkling Cider? I loved that fic! A definite read. :pinkiehappy:

Wait, do ponies sweat foam? :rainbowhuh:

Now this can't be good.
Great chapter though, can't wait to read more.

Shitstorm, Incoming! Twelve o' Clock high! D:

“I told him I loved him, and she said the same thing back to me.”

I am concerned. Molestia seems to have gotten the Rule 63 raygun out again.

Oh no.:twilightoops: This is not good:applejackunsure: I have a bad feeling about this:applejackconfused: And I could already know I'll hate these relatives.:twilightangry2:

Ah bigoted extended family, everybody's got em.

Yay, a new chapter! I always look forward to it!


Poor Twilight is gonna end up with a half broken heart before all this is done. Please be nice to her, she's sensitive.


970671 Whoops, fixed it! Thanks! Being at the beach doesn't necessarily help my writing skills :twilightblush:
970547 Yes, yes they do. I'm not entirely sure how it works, but their coat foams up. Kind of weird, but that's nature :pinkiecrazy:

Aw yeah shit's goin down :trixieshiftleft:

970671 I think Twilight was just fantasizing about Big Macintosh as a mare.

971117 Thanks! Editing can be tough, glad I have you guys backing me up :twilightsmile: I think Microsoft word autocorrected to "breath" because my fingers got lazy. Sometimes I hate autocorrect, like when I don't catch it change.

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