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Carapace


That guy who writes too many AUs and fluffy fics, apparently.

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This story is a sequel to The Village Called Respite


That little filly from Cloudsdale has blossomed into a true mare of Respite with the help of those not-quite altruistic twins. Joined by their bubbly friend, Toola Roola, they're ready to take their first steps into adulthood. But outside the village gates, the world is changing fast.

Can Sure Stroke and her friends keep up? Or will their happy life in that village hidden in the untamed Neighagara Forest take a turn as the world comes knocking at their door?

Cover art by Arcticwaters.

Chapters (4)
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Comments ( 71 )

OH MY GOD MY TIME HAS COME OH MY GOD

I have stated my full thoughts in a PM to Cara himself, but YES! I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS FOR A LONG TIME, AND NOW IT IS HERE! WE SHALL SEE THE DOODLEBUG SHIP ADVANCE, AND THE REST OF THE ADVENTURES OF RESPITE WILL COME! IT IS TIME, MY FRIENDS, TO READ!

Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyeyegsvajwjshjshshdhdb

I like. And will read when I have time. ALL THE HYPE!!!!!!!!!! :pinkiecrazy:

Ohhhhh! Always thought this was after the royal wedding. Can’t wait to see more.

Also thank you for more of your universe.

Well this is an awesome thing to see posted on my birthiversary. *starts reading*

YAY NEW RESPITE STORY
...
OH NO NIGHTMARE MOON!

It's incredible how fast you turned this from happy lovey dovey cheerfulness into tension and anxiety and I'm on the edge of my seat! I almost got whiplash.

WOO! Sneaky sequel is sneaky. Thanks to the main page for pointing it out!

JMP

Another Respite sequel? Everyone's adults now? Sounds great to me.

Dawn had come at last.

Without the sun.

'tis as the old song sayeth, Doodlebug. "Tomorrow dawns in darkness. The nighttime has begun!"

Damnit! ASPIRE YOUR LACK OF JOKES AND WITTY REMARKS BROUGHT HER BACK!

I mean.

Awesome story, as always, Cara! I look forward to the next chapter!

And that adorable blue f:yay:er is still so smug-looking.

We only have one word to describe this story: (capital P) Perfection!
During the first chapter, all four of us has dumb grins plastered to our faces in a way found on us rarely,
But try not to do that too much, Cara, or you might desensitise us and have to do even better to get it to happen again!

9102027 Changeling story must be sneaky!

9101832 omg <3

9101793 the hour is at hand!

9101801 \o/

9101839 hehehehe I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

9101970 I look forward to it ^^

9101986 ahhh yeah, sorry that wasn’t clear ^^;

But glad you enjoy it :>

9102011 happy birthday!

9102026 my server seems to be blaming Aspire for not snarking for her return.

9102034 soon ^^

9102087 Nocte!

9102212 hehehe glad you enjoyed it syl. And he blames Essy.

9102368 and Doodle has clearly taken sultry lessons from essy lol

I’m glad to see a sequel to Respite, and I think it’s interesting to find out that the previous story took place a few years before the show.

9102478
Of course he blames her! That's what siblings do, blame each other for the apocalypse!

Oh, I have missed reading this series so much! It's absolutely wonderful to have a new Respite story come out! And this one seems to be tying the timeline into the show's timeline. Very interesting. I can't wait to read more!

As soon as I saw this I just started singing ‘I Just Had Sex’ in celebration. Is this the full blown sequel or another short one? Not that I care too much. I’m just curious is all.

9102784 Full sequel. I have up to chapter 15 written and chapter 16 in planning

Interesting. Is "Madame Soleil," going to bring her sister on her next visit?

Are you using the show's assertion that seasons 1 - 3 all took place in just one year? That'll be a lot of shocks in rapid succession for the Hive of Respite.

9102382 Are four of you reading through the same account? Not that that's a bad thing, I'm just making sure I'm reading it right. Glad you're all enjoying it!

9102931 We shall see~

9102934 Oh dear, Idk about that haha ^^;

Aspire’s smirk grew. He threw out his chest, pressing his nose against hers. “See? My eyes are special , Essy.” He turned and blew a raspberry at her, still very much a nymph in a changeling’s body. “You just aren’t there yet!”

You had to have been expecting this.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :pinkiehappy: Can't wait to have time to start reading this!

9102968
No, just one here, but I had this idea of a guy with DID (check my description of my account) and I want to keep it up, so I got 4 different voices to comment in based on the comment I post, with gold being mostly normal, Grey being more emotional, Blue being either impatient or recently a bit smarter, and the yellow-green like this would be slightly more crazy, but easily victimised by the other voices.
Anything posted about “all four of us” just means that it has happened to me very much (like, the more certain I am, the more of the four agree)

JMP

Yay, they're moving in. I think Esalen and Toola should have been prepared for Aspire's merciless teasing when they decided to share a room. It's cute, though, so good on them.

Toola and Essy sharing a room?

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The giggling hath doubled!

This... so much cuteness!!

man, I love how protective the lings are!

Snarky math teacher, Aspire you could pass for my Jr and senior your math teacher.

This chapter makes me so happy. Essy and Toola sharing a room, and all four of then sharing the house—it's all just lovely. :twilightsmile:

This just got REAL GOOD! I seance an epic adventure coming for our favorite doodler.

Looks like you need to go over what you have posted a few more times,

he’ll be happy to tall you all about it

I’m pretty sure that a is supposed to be an e

9109072 Sure. How about you work all my hours at my job and do my schoolwork for me and I'll scour for each typo I can find?

9109104
lol, you don’t have to post it as soon as you’re done, you can always wait a few days and go over it a few more times.

9109108 Chapter was finished months ago. My usual prereaders and I each are involved in either college and near full time work or multiple jobs. None of the four of us have the time nor want to comb over this as though this was our profession.

9109117
Understandable, priorities are what they are, sometimes things just can’t be helped

:heart::pinkiegasp::heart::pinkiehappy: yeah more aspire doodle toola and eslan yeah!

Well, this was fun

So far I am liking this second story quite a lot. I eagerly await more chapters.

A vilage called respite takes place pre season 1 dosnt it? And chapter two of this story takes place during the return of nightmare moon.

It remains to be seen how Aspire will handle living in a predominantly feminine household. That's a 1:1 ratio changing to a whooping 3:1. This might be interesting...

Yay, a new story, I'm glad to return to Respite. I particularly liked...

In that instant, Aspire wished he’d snagged Esalen’s cameras from one of the boxes before he’d made his comment. As soon as the words left his lips, twin blushes spread throughout their faces, even to the nape of Toola’s neck and the tips of her ears.

:rainbowlaugh:
That said, I do feel there are a minor issues...

Before either could reply, Sure Stroke flared her wings and took off in a rustle of air and swirling violet feathers, hurrying out the door and into the warm morning sunlight.

Does she always fly out the door? Seems a little risky, one would expect her to launch from the porch. Or an upstairs balcony that exists for that purpose (why is it that no one designs pegasi specific housing in their stories?). Besides, ifn the twins are so close, why bother flying at all?

That way, you’re not lost for anything.”

That reads odd, did you mean 'not lost or anything'?

She emerged, her golden tail swishing merrily, with Skydancer and Ladybug trailing n her wake.

I believe there's an i missing there (does that mean the sentence is half blind?)

I could swear I saw another spelling error in there, but sweeping through, I didn't see it.

Personal thing, but where are the bat ponies? Obviously we've not met nor heard of everyone in the village yet, unless it's a small village, so depending on the canon you follow, there could easily be some we haven't been introduced to, and the long night would've been the perfect opportunity to introduce them.

Also I would've expected Celestia to send them a note, rather than them having to send a courier to Canterlot to find out what happened. I would presume that Madame Soleil began visiting Respite over the guilt of what she did to her sister. With that in mind, and the fact that I suspect Celestia... forgot to mention when her sister was returning, I could see her sending a personal note with the first round of communications (major cities such as Manehattan and Vanhoover, etc), it's not like anyone is going to question it. Besides it would give you or another writer a hook for a side story involving Luna's time in Respite.

Time? Sure, why not? After all, after we see Luna in episode 2 of the show, IIRC we don't see her again until the Nightmare Night episode. What if she stopped in Ponyville on her way home to Canterlot?

Any how, looking forward to seeing where you're going with this, and ifn you need any more eyes on the chapters before relief, I've time on my hands for the next week at least as I'm unemployed right now; I'll point to my contributions shelf as my resume.

Ahhh... do you feel my emotions? It's the sweet, sweet taste of literary love.

Ahhhhh I can feel this story seeping into my soul. :3c

Muwhahhaha, all of the yes. :3

9117218
yep
i believe Doodle(Sure Stroke) is about the same age or slightly older than the main 6

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