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Wings of Black Glass

The worst written fanfic is still better than the greatest story never told.


The crisis is over, the threat resolved, the day is saved. Or rather, there was never a crisis to begin with. Twilight Sparkle has saved the world, there is nothing left to do but tell the others what just happened. She has quite the story to tell, of memories only she has, of months that never happened, of the despair that nearly ended Equestria, and the hope that saved it.

In Equestria, Destiny is a very real thing. Every pony has one, emblazoned with a magic mark for all to see. It is a simple given fact that every pony finds their place in time, their own special destiny. Or is that law so immutable after all? Is being special always a good thing? In a society where destiny is real, what happens to the individual without one?

At the heart of Twilight’s story is a single pony with a unique mark. The choices he made to try and fit in with the world have left him alone and miserable, and willing to go to insane lengths to find his place. When a chance meeting with Twilight Sparkle gives him a chance he never thought he would have, his decisions come to have consequences far beyond what he could have imagined.

Maybe, just maybe, in the story of our lives we are not always the hero. Sometimes, we are the villain.

Author note: I initially wrote this in third person point-of-view and then later adjusted it to be first person, but even after numerous readings I'm still finding spots where I missed a fix. If anyone spots any more, message me with the chapter and line, and i'll fix it.

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“Is that the Alicorn Amulet!?” Pinkie Pie spots it first. I set a hoof on it.

Oh no...:twilightoops:.

“It wasn’t my first choice to come back this far, but there was no other option.” I have to stop for a moment to wipe away a tear. “Have I got a story to tell you!”

Just what is this story about:ajsmug:?

Interesting start, I’m eager to see how this plays:twilightsmile:.

“That’s alright. I imagine you’ll have lots of questions after I get past the early parts. I’ll try to explain if something is confusing.”

Just as long as Twilight doesn’t go overboard with the questions, this pony will be just fine:trixieshiftright:.

“The roof leaks when it rains.” He sighed and glanced around. “The door doesn’t latch properly. The foundation is cracking, and the entire building sags to the east.” He paused and returned his eyes towards us. “It’s a hovel.” Pinkie Pie stifled a giggle. “Now if you would, please leave.” He seemed to have to concentrate past his annoyance to be even that polite and stood a bit more stiffly. The door swung open of his accord, shimmering in his neon blue magic aura. The Unicorn’s eyes turned down from the door to the broken soldier figure. “I have repairs to make.”

Jeez, rude much:ajbemused:?

“You can’t seriously expect us to just drop the subject, after a demonstration like that.”

He has a point:ajsmug:.

“ Do not call me that. ” He snapped hard. His voice boomed, amplified by magic, as he slammed a hoof down hard on the floor. Bright lines, like little bolts of lightning, danced away from his hoof and skittered across the stone. He seethed, breathing hard through clenched teeth as the thunder echoed away. Rainbow Dash was stunned into silence, everyone frozen still by the outburst. The moment passed, and Sable Stardust faced each of them in turn, seeing the surprise and a little fear in our faces. Wordlessly he turned to leave. I stood, ready to reprimand him, but to my surprise, it was Fluttershy who reached him first. She stood in his way; he couldn’t seem to look her in the eye, he was letting his head hang low. “I should go. Before I do something else I’ll regret.” The yellow pegasus looked down at him for a moment longer, and then her expression softened and she stepped aside. He paused at the door, seemingly trying to say something. “Twilight Sparkle knows where to find me.” It was all he managed before closing the door softly behind him. I heard another crack like lightning from outside the map room, the same sound as when Sable Stardust teleported back at his hovel, and then silence.

Looks like somepony’s getting pretty hot headed:twilightoops:.

“Not everypony is who they seem to be at first glance.”

This is true in our world as well:ajsleepy:.

Comment posted by Wings of Black Glass deleted October 30th

Holy crap, did you create an account for the sole purpose of posting this? That's certainly some dedication there. :twilightsmile:

It might be more accurate to say that I never had need of an account until I finished this. So, uh, yes? :twilightblush:

I want to speculate, but... must keep reading! :twilightoops:

So, now I have to reread the first chapter

I'm trying to imagine this in animated form. It'd be kinda Badass.

But...the pony that's talking is Twilight. I mean, how many other purple alicorns are there?

Part 4: A Change of Heart. Brilliant play on words.

“Shoryuken!” Pinkie appeared from underneath a large rock, directly beneath the thief. No one got a chance to react as Pinkie uppercut the thief hard under the chin and forced them both off the ground.

What's "shoryuken"?

Comment posted by Wings of Black Glass deleted October 30th


It’s a reference. I don’t know to what, but probably an anime.

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