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Impossible Numbers

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying, And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying."


Some ponies start off a long way along the racetrack before the flag is waved.

Some ponies will trip over their own hooves and sprain their ankles on the first lap.

Some ponies get the best teammates to mop their brows and to hold umbrellas over their heads when it rains.

Some ponies don't even want to race. Not when they can have a nice, pleasant jaunt that involves much less sweating.

And some ponies will see, along the way, the truth behind the race. What it's for. Who's taking part. Why they're doing it.

For at the end of the track, everyone gets the same prize. Hearth's Warming welcomes all, whether they come in first or second or even last. The point isn't to win the shiniest medal or to beat the record or to prove who's the greatest racer; it's to make it in time for the celebration. The race is just one more thing to talk about, in a world that's often running faster while forgetting which direction to go.

Originally designed as an entry for The Obselescence Memorial Jinglemas Twinglemas Secret Santa Sendoff: Part 2 Edition!

Uses the same specific prompt from DragonGeek: tagged "Rarity", tagged "Derpy Hooves", rated "Everyone", no romance.

Chapters (7)
Comments ( 9 )

“Remember the story, the one where she saved Hearth’s Warming by going into the Tooth Breezie’s tower? And fighting off all those evil henchmares?”

The Hogfather is such a great movie.


Ha, I was wondering if that little reference would be noticed. And yes, yes it is, though I admit I prefer the book more.

Just curious, but how many chapters is this planned to be?
Because I have it in my read later list, but I'd rather not start reading it if it's almost finished.


Firstly, I apologize for the delay in replying. This is entirely on me, and there was no need for me to do it, so I'm sorry to keep you waiting.

More pertinently: Assuming I ever come back to this one, which to be frank is doubtful, and assuming you're still interested; the chapter count was planned to be at least 16, possibly 20, so this isn't even past the halfway mark. From that, you should be able to judge whether or not you want to read it.

I guess at this point it's safe to consider this entirely dead?


:applejackunsure: Pretty much. I don't have any immediate plans to expand it. I might start changing my "Incomplete" fics to "Cancelled", actually. It'd be more accurate, and I suppose I could always change them back if I change my mind.

Yeah, probably for the best to do that

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