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Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.


In the dead of night, a thief breaks into the royal palace in Canterlot to steal Celestia's crown. She successfully sneaks through the palace and enters the room where this prize possession is kept, with not a soul the wiser.

Well, save for a certain Princess.

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Comments ( 38 )

This needs to be continued. Also, it was somewhat sad.

Thank you! I didn't think it was quite sad enough to warrant a tag, should I add it?

Eh, I’d say it’s on the edge. Any thoughts on a sequel/second chapter?

I intended the story to end here, so it isn't likely :(

Awwww. She has potential.

Well if the author doesn't do the sequal (and this absolutely demands a sequal), then someone needs too. There's too much potential.

Love the story as is.

Great fanfic! I like to see Twilight written as a wise princess.

This is indeed just begging to be continued... perhaps as a series of stories.

I think somepony needs to be recruited into the Equestrian Intelligence Service... :trollestia:

maybe cerise could become a tax collector :rainbowwild:

anyway, i enjoyed this peek at what twilight might grow to be like!

Real quick, before I start reading, this reminds me of one really old fic. Some thief was gonna steal from Celestia, but she catches him by accident and he turns himself in. Reminds me a lot of the summary here.
Anyways, now to start.

8714393 I remembered that too - but if we're thinking of the same story, this one's much better.

Really? Hot damn, that's as good praise as you could hope for for a story like this. Again, if we're thinking of the same story lol.


Thank you guys so much! If you do ever find that fic you're talking about, let me know, I'd like to read it!


Found it
Took me a while because, for some reason, it's not tagged as a comedy. Is this the story you were thinking of Eru?

Heh. I knew exactly which one you were talking about, have it in my favorites, and was going to link it but you beat me to it.

Cerise definately needs to reference Blank Slate.

I'm actually going to vote against a sequel. Unless it is a whole new story, there isnt much left to say. An epilogue would be nice, though since were left hanging regarding Cerise. If you do write another, make the epilogue a sequel hook, otherwise some straight closure.

Just my two bits. Im no writer.

Sounds like our Thief would make a great Spymaster.

I’m always here for Agressively Friendly Princess Twilight Sparkle. Nice atmosphere, nice characterization, well executed.

Twilight should have recommended her to the CMC. I'd definitely love to see that story. Or really anything more about Cerise. She's such an interesting character--a rarely well-done OC.

Thank you so much! I don't plan anything immediate, but everyone seems to like Cerise a lot so I may return to her sometime :)

Indeed. It's such a shame that she was only ever allowed to wear that persona in Rainbow Falls.

the Crown Regent

Uh... it's not a title that Celestia would have... she is not a "regent" as she is the legitimate sovereign and usually the modifier "Crown" as in Crown Prince is usually used to designate the heir apparent to a position... so this title would mean something like "The person that is in line to become the substitute of the legitimate sovereign"

and grieves rang


quickly excited the room


Thanks, I'll make the changes right away!

Full review here, but in brief: mixed feelings. The Thief: The Dark Project vibe I get at times with Cerise is interesting and that cutie mark point is thought-provoking. On the downside, it lacks a little sparkle and it needs proofreading. (Or did, anyway. I wrote the review before the changes Bahamuttone mentioned.)

Thanks so much for reviewing! I haven't played any of the Thief series, but it's been on my list for a while. I'll keep everything you said in mind for future stories!

Wait, was there implied Twilestia at the end :3 ?

A pair of magenta eyes caught her vision in the corner of her vision.

That's really awkward. Perhaps: "At the edge of her gaze a pair of magenta eyes caught her attention."?

"I was just chatting to myself," she answered

I think it would sound better to say: ""I was just thinking out loud," she answered.
Sounds a bit less like she's has Multiple Personality Disorder.

I took the suggestion and altered it a little, thanks! I think I'll keep the end line, but I'll see how it goes :)

Man, there's been a mini-resurgence in popularity with this story! I MAJORLY revamped it a while back, and I am beyond glad to see how many people enjoy this story: I'm very proud of it!

I really liked this story. Too bad that we will never find out what other careers a cutie mark like that can be for.

I remember reading a similar story like this, but the thief directly talked to Celestia as some reform program. I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, does anyone else remember that story? It was kind of popular.


I think I remember that one. If I remember correctly the reason the thief got found out was a spell Celestia always had running allowing her to know the name of every pony around her. She unknowingly prevented the robbery and the whole story was the thief tell the cops as he had turned himself in out of fear. Now I cannot remember it myself and it is in none of my private libraries either and now I want to reread it.


A few people talked about it earlier in the comment section, and it's name was "Little Deceptions"! I had not read it prior to writing this, but I DID after people suggested it to me and it really is great!

Read that one, I'm talking even earlier. I remember that it was a kid thief who got set up by his old mentor, who was a thief who turned good. It was more of an emotional story. I remember it was written around 2013-2014 ish

I haven't heard of that one! If you find it, let me know: I'd love to read it!

I'm not kidding when I say that, years ago, I had almost this exact same idea, but it was a romance plot with Princess Luna. But I didn't think I could do it justice, so I didn't bother. It's good to see someone has. :twilightsmile:

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