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I sometimes write for fun, but mostly I have a reputation on YouTube for Fanfiction readings and I am working on making a career out of voice acting.

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This story is a sequel to Little Glimpses


Nine months have come and gone since Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash moved to Ponyville from their home in Canterlot. Nine months since Princess Celestia revealed what she knew about the change in history reaching all the way back to the day of the sonic rainboom. Nine months of peace and happiness.

A peace and happiness that is brought to an end by the return of an ancient enemy, one thought to have been gone forever. This event sparks a choice, and the repercussions will lead Rainbow Dash and her friends down a dangerous road. A series of events shall soon play out that will lead to the already precarious balance of this new timeline being undone. When all is said and done, Rainbow, Twilight and their new friends will learn for themselves the true dangers of foreknowledge...

Cover art by the skilled SentireAeris.

(NOTICE: The first ten chapters are pretty much just a play-by-play re-telling of the season 2 premiere. This is required for certain context and catalysts. It gets much different after that.)

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Comments ( 1021 )

Failsafe spell? I smell Discord in the future. I don't actually remember what season he pops up in.

Hello there. Thanks very much for getting the second story in your series started. I really appreciate you going to the effort. So, by all appearances, you're jumping straight to season two (purely an observation; nothing more) . At any rate, excellent job on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up.

And, yeah, the familiar white tendril flash gives me a bad feeling (albeit a "bad feeling" that's good by story-telling standards). And I have to admit that I am definitely going to be curious to see what sort of tricks Discord comes up with in THIS timeline to catch the Element Bearers by surprise. After all, Nightmare Moon altered things SLIGHTLY by grabbing Rainbow in the last story. It stands to reason that Discord, who is one of the few characters where full fourth wall awareness is actually completely justified (given both his personality AND his powers), would probably have all sorts of extra traps and tricks to make the adventure MUCH more challenging than in canon .

Okay, sorry about that. Just got a bit over-excited.

All in all, I'll very certainly be looking forward to more of this, but will also respect that fact that I might need to be patient.

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Ah, I see you're writing an essay in the comments already. :P

Will Twilight has a flashback on Lesson Zero and It's About Time? Surely will be hiralious!

I see we're starting off book two with the season two premier. A little disappointing, but I can live with it.

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Well, not alot really happens in season 1 outside of the intro.

Figures Discord would know temporal crap happened. Curious how the Gala went and can't wait to see how the wedding goes.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
^sounds of an excited batpony

Seriously, though, this is amazing!

Oh dear, let’s see how Discord’s Omni-whateverit’scalled helps or hurts this time.

Ooo.. straight to Discord right away, hmm? Time to see what could happen in this adjusted timeline. Exciting!

Well, thanks very much for having the second chapter up already. :-D And, yeah, the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up are, of course, quite well done. I particularly liked Rainbow's flash while (trying to) deal with the clouds and Twilight sharing Spike's bad feeling.

Here's a possible piece of dialogue for later if you like it enough:

Rainbow: What about that failsafe spell you were working on?

Twilight: It failed.

Rainbow: Failed? Come on, I know you said the spell wouldn't work if the cause of the problem was more powerful than the one casting the failsafe, but you are the most powerful unicorn in Equestria. Proven fact, NOT idle boast.

Twilight: Perhaps, but I am NOT invincible. And there are plenty of other beings out there more powerful than myself. The princesses themselves just being the most benign examples.

Rainbow: I know mom can be a bit of a troll -

Twilight: Don't worry. I DO NOT think it's her. Nor do I think it's Luna. I DID say they were the MOST BENIGN examples.

Rainbow: Then who or what -

Twilight: Good question, Rainbow. I just wish I had a good answer.

Sorry about that. Got a bit carried away.

Anyway, going by the way your arcs were in the last story, I'm going to guess that the Discord arc is going to be AT LEAST eight chapters (possibly more), with the majority of the Season Two stuff being four and the "Royal Wedding" being, again, at least eight.

Of course, I will admit that I COULD be wrong and will apologize in advance if I am.

At any rate, I will most definitely be looking forward to more of this, but will also be quite willing to be patient.

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Little Choices will only have Three plot arcs. Arc 2 will make up the vast majority of the story, probably clocking it at twenty more more chapters. We'll see.

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Understandable. Thanks for the correction.

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You're welcome. Where Little Glimpses was more of an anthology leading up to the show and revealing that time has changed as well as how the change occured, Little Choices is going to be significantly more focused, narratively speaking.

For the record: Twilight messed up spring, not winter.

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Fixed to 'Winter Wrap Up.' instead of just winter. :P

but, to be fair, this kind of wake up was nothing new.

Well, Dashie, if it's that common an occurrence, then the only reason I can think of why you would try to stay asleep past the initial wakey-wakey warning, is that you seekritly love it.

:rainbowderp:

Admit it.

:rainbowhuh:

You do.

:rainbowlaugh:

We can all see it, Dashie.

:rainbowwild:

Keep telling yourself that. You've been caught.

:rainbowkiss:

That's what I thought.

Discord, I'm howlin' at the moon
And sleepin' in the middle of a summer afternoon
Discord, whatever did we do
To make you take our world away?

and compared them to how I remember them

compares

Can I assume that the events in those nine months happened generally how season one did? And when exactly are we? Did the Gala incident happen yet? And if so, how was it different?

and then a very angry looking Angel bunny.

So in other words, how Angel bunny always looks?

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I couldn't have said it better myself.

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Your world does tend to get a bit chaotic when you get stoned...or when you're with Pinkie Pie.

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Can I assume that the events in those nine months happened generally how season one did?

Generally, yes.

And when exactly are we?

Season 2 premiere (in case chapter 2 didn't spell it out clearly enough. :P)

Did the Gala incident happen yet? And if so, how was it different?

Yes, the gala incident occured. The main points of difference was that Rainbow was, for the begining, at least, required to be by Princess Celestia's side. A little while into the party she then branched off and things played out as normal- though maybe with a touch more awkwardness from Soarin and the other Wonderbolts due to RDs Royalty status,

So in other words, how Angel bunny always looks?

Bro.
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Angel Bunny is a demon, sure, but he isn't always angry. Sometimes he's lovestruck. Sometime's he's sadistically pleased or making evil schemes.

Sometimes he is screaming in agony after failed parkour.
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(So satisfying...)

bit more instantly while

hmmm not really understanding what you meant here

I wonder if Discord will get flashes too lol.

GASP

Wait, wait. I gotta contain myself. But really, a sequel I’ve been waiting for.

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Yeah, I wrote that comment before reading the second chapter.

And I'll choose to reword it as saying how Angel Bunny looks most of the time.

Hey there. Thanks very much for getting the next chapter up. I have to say you definitely did a great job on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up in all the right places. Yeah, the teamwork in dealing with those clouds was pretty well done. Not much more I CAN say at THIS point except that I AM curious as to what changes you come up with for later in the story.

At any rate, I'll very certainly be looking forward to more of this, but will also be quite willing to be patient.

Oh, and Happy New Year in advance. :-D

Oh this is setting up to be a doozy!

“I feel like I’ve jumped into a Lewis Canteroll novel,” Rarity replied while tentatively peering out at the sky from under her umbrella.

Maybe we will learn that Lewis was one of Discord's pen name?

“I can only think of two ponies or beings off the top of my head who would actually be powerful enough, but neither of them would ever do something like this.” Twilight replied while lifting a hoof to the side of her head and massaging her temple.

I prefer chocolate cake to milk. :trollestia:

I have to wonder how much (if anything) Discord knows about the changes to time itself.

face. “You’re turn! 

Your

“Dude,” Rainbow cut him off with a raised hoof and a dry look. “I’ve told you and everypony else on the team at least a hundred times by now. You don’t need to be worried about offending me. It’s not like I’m gonna order your execution if you annoy me too much.”

Meanwhile, in another universe...

Thunderlane screamed an inequine scream as Nightmare Dash's laser beam eyes incinerated him on the spot. The citizens of Ponyville looked on in horror.

"He annoyed me too much," the Nightmare said simply. After pausing to let the spectacle sink in, she continued. "Imagine, my little ponies, what will happen to you if you make me mad."

“Ooooh, look at you. We’re so proud of you, Dashie.” Windy Whistles said with tears of joy in her eyes before looking to her husband, Bow Hothoof, who was standing a little ways behind Windy in the yellow colored cloudsdale kitchen.

Going from forgetting they're even dead to starting with a gut punch. :trollestia:

I’ll just call it the ‘failsafe’ spell.

Yup. Too bad it didn't work on Discord. :pinkiecrazy:

Speaking of...

It’s not like I’m gonna order your execution if you annoy me too much.

That's reserved for those who figure out her hooves are sensitive.

“What is this cloud made of?!”

Same material as Ponk's hair. :pinkiehappy:

Twilight’s eyes widened while Rainbow Dash bit her lip. Twilight looked up to the rest of the gathered group of friends. “We’re needed in Canterlot at once.”

One must wonder how this will diverge. I think Discord will know about the timeline change, not something the Spirit of Chaos would miss.

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“Ooooh, look at you. We’re so proud of you, Dashie.” Windy Whistles said with tears of joy in her eyes before looking to her husband, Bow Hothoof, who was standing a little ways behind Windy in the yellow colored cloudsdale kitchen.

Going from forgetting they're even dead to starting with a gut punch. :trollestia:

Is it really so surprising? :raritywink:

I just looked at the coverate and the first thing I noticed is Twilight looking up at RD with her mouth wide open. The first thing I thought of when I saw it: "Mawp"

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Counter Trap: Seven Tools of the Bandit! For the low cost of 1000 life points, your trap is negated!!

😅 I...I'm sorry: you handed the joke/reference to me on a silver platter

Next chapter or the one immediately after that will have the catalyst for the big derailment.

Knowing Discord, I wouldn't be surprised if he was the catalyst. In fact, I'd say that the altered timeline is rather "chaotic". Is it possible that in this timeline, it wasn't the CMC who helped release Discord, but the change in timeline itself? For that matter, would Discord know that the timeline is altered? (And would it be possible for Discord to get "little glimpses"?)

Also, I wasn't trying to predict what will be the catalyst. In fact, I don't expect that. I'm just saying that Discord's chaos would have the power to throw the timeline into...well...chaos.

Yeah Discord is o my villain I can we knowing the mess up of time

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