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If you happen to cry, I will be there. If you happen to smile, will you do the same for me?



This story is a sequel to Unicorns and Dragon Eggs (or Ember’s Mother Conspiracy)

Twilight was supposed to present a spell that would revolutionize Equestria. Instead, she uncovered secrets that the world—and Trixie—hoped would remain hidden.

Special thanks to FloydienSlip for editing.

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So... it was all true?! Holy shit, that's epic. :D

Is it in any way linked to EQF? :trixieshiftright:

Edit: Ok, don't answer that, I have all the proof I need. :pinkiecrazy:

Dude, I hope Starlight is the mom. Time traveling and Star in their names.

Dude pls.

Wait hold up, how does this have 0 views?

I wouldn't put it past the show runners that it's revealed next season that Trixie actually is Starswirl's descendant. The fallout from the characters would be too sweet!

I don't know what to believe.

“Barely once.” Starlight raised his chin.

Either Starlight suddenly appeared out of nowhere and entered the story just long enough to say that one line, or I think you meant to write "Starswirl" instead. :rainbowlaugh:


If it's all true, why does he ask "Do you think we went too far?"
Was the only joke pretending Star Swirl and his daughter don't get along? I'm confused!

8575987 Trixie is actually Starswirl's mother, but then time travel paradoxes happened.


So wait Trixie and Starswirl are actually related in this. I thought they were punking Twilight.

No, seriously, who the heck is Trixie's MOM?!?

an orange unicorn with a sunflower cutie mark

Short, sweet, and totally freaks out Twilight? You sir know all the good things a Trixie story needs. Well done.

The one thing that bothered me in this was the time travel thing. As much as Twilight hyped him up, I feel like Starswirl wouldn’t be able to go beyond his limit of one week

This is glorious.

Nah, there was just an accident with a contraceptive and a time travel spell.

Just wait till Trixie tells her dad about her daughter, Ember.

This makes far, far too much sense. And now I'm wondering how the other Pillars treated Trixie in her youth.


A lovely read as always, thank you.


Would she have even met them? I assumed star swirl traveled alone to the future when he visited.

Pretty sure it's Twilight

I figured that when Trixie ran away from home, she ran in both space and time.

I was thinking on why this story didn't strike me as enjoyable as it's prequel, and I think I figured out why. This one is just mean. The first story was a nice idea and funny prank, and Twilight probably laughed at it later once she found out (though I did dislike how she was kept in the dark for a week). This one isn't a prank, it's people she thought she was friends with being jerks to her. Let's look at the different scenarios.

Story 1:

  1. Twilight is hanging out with friends and being a good host for Ember.
  2. Her friends, Ember included, treat with total seriousness a ridiculous idea but one that has just enough credence to give Twilight doubts.
  3. Twilight flips out once her bubble of assumed knowledge on the subject is burst and goes to do research.

In this prank, she is simply convinced something is true that is obviously not due to how serious her friends take and run with it. They weren't involved in anything important nor was the prank mean spirited.

Story 2:

  1. Twilight is giving a presentation she has spent a seemingly inordinate amount of time on and is very proud of. (I can't be for sure, but if the presentation is a continuation of the last story and she still doesn't know her friends were joking, then it turns that prank mean spirited now since she is embarrassing herself in front of people she respects and admires on top of doing all that work)
  2. Princess Celestia and Starswirl are confused (I don't know if this was part of their "prank" or if they were actually confused) to which Twilight takes as disappointment directed at her.
  3. Trixie interrupts and not only surprises Twilight with being Starswirls daughter, but then proceeds to argue with Starswirl.
  4. Twilight is put in an awkard situation trying to support Trixie and not insult Starswirl during their family dispute.
  5. Trixie drops another bombshell by announcing her relationship with Luna (don't know if this was part of the "prank" or not)
  6. Twilight freaks out after having all she can handle and teleports away, fully convinced she failed and disappointed both Celestia and Starswirl and has plans to work even harder to fix her presentation despite not having any actual criticism regarding it except imagined slights.
  7. It is discovered that Trixie being the daughter of Starswirl and in a relationship with Luna was not the "prank", but rather a fake argument with her dad

This one is much more mean spirited. Twilight worked hard on a presentation and everyone was rude, but in reality they were just faking as they weren't really fighting. "It's just a joke, brah". Now she is going to spend even more time and effort on a presentation just to meet the impossible standard she is setting herself because she now thinks she is a disappoint to both her mentor and 'science' idol.

Just take the aftermath of each as an example.

Spike: Hey Twilight, we were joking and that's not how all dragons are hatched
Twilight:What? Really? You got me pretty good, I thought I was going crazy by not knowing that *ha ha*

Trixie: Hey Twilight, I didn't barge in a fight with my dad during the Q&A of your presentation to both your hero and mentor on accident, I did it on purpose and everyone was in on it.

IDK, just lacked the spirit of the first.

8577467 The Terminator was also involved...

The whole time travel things seems like a stretch, but how awesome would it be if Trixie actually turned out to be the descendent of Starswirl in the show? Twilight would lose it, Trixie would either not care about some dusty old magician or have her ego massively inflated, Starswirl would become a doting grandfather, and Starlight would be highly amused.

"There! My daughter is the Dragonlord... (Dragonlady? No? Alright.) ...Dragonlord, ruling over one of the most powerful species on Equus! What do you say to that?!"

"So you had a child out of wedlock, a temperamental teenager leading a bunch of brats with no ambition, who only got the position because the first choice didn't want it?"

"... My best friends are a king of a new species, a pony who can disintigrate rocks with three hooves tied behind her back, a pony who cracked cutie mark and destiny theorum and application!"

"So you've befriended a pascifist pansy, a rock thresher, and a psychopath with a savior complex."


I have no idea whats going on any more :rainbowlaugh:

“I tried to demonstrate the effects of a new dragon hatching spell,” Twilight said meekly. “It would help improve pony-dragon relations and—“

Wait, I thought they'd tell her? :facehoof:

Chirping followed.

Tweeting, actually :rainbowlaugh:

“She’s fine.” Trixie waved a hoof. “We do this sort of thing all the time. In a week she’ll have forgotten all about it.”

Episode joke? :unsuresweetie:

“Thanks, dad! You’re the best!” Trixie hugged him.

Wait, what? :rainbowhuh:

One remark:
> You’re mother is right.
Should be "[Your] mother".

“Time travel,” Luna whispered.

Wait wait wait wait...
When did Luna come in the room?

“Time travel.”


“Hush hush hush... time travel.”

Seriously now,
Good story, but I have only one nitpick.
I was rather confused when Luna talked the first time because I didn't know that she was there.
There isn't any description of the scene, the characters, or the location.
At the start, we just assume it's only Twilight and Starswhirl in Twilight's castle.
Then, Celestia's name pops out. Then, we discover we're in a throne room (which one? Ponyville? Canterlot? Crystal kingdom?).
And, at last, we find out Luna was there too.
So, all that was to say that you didn't lay out a description of the setting.

Only thing that bothered me. Thank you for this enjoyable reading.

.....Ok, who the heck is the mother then!?!

The first one was a joke and the second one was real? Well these two stories get a one out of two. If the first one wasn't a joke then it would have gotten a ten out of ten.

I liked your text. I would say that I am a bit like Twilight. It has always been difficult for me to present my projects to the public. Until my sophomore year in college, I cannot speak calmly in front of a crowd of people. But I started working on it. I was just preparing in advance. I made a presentation using Master Bundles templates and repeated it several times in front of the mirror. For the fifth time, it was already quite easy for me to share information. This is how I overcame my fear.

I like Twilight's reactions here.

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