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Just another reader...


Exploratory side story to two rarely elaborated characters from The Village Called Respite.

It is an open secret that Stalwart and Abacus' romance together started when they first met after the latter got stuck in a tree. An odd beginning, to the story of a village guard and a schoolteacher, but Respite finds ways to bring ponies and changelings together, and a beginning is merely that.

Not much to say here, really. I wanted to do some practice with fluff and romance, and Carapace was willing to let me use his story's characters for the task. Thank him for writing a story that got me invested enough to write for, and those that encouraged me to post this in the first place.

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 12 )

While this was a good story, it feels like this should have been split into multiple chapters rather than one big long thing. Still, great tale!

It needs a little polish to clean up a few errors and missing words, but other than that, it seems like a good, solid story to me. Even if I don't like same sex pairings, this was well written. Neither of the characters were portrayed as flamboyant, for which I thank you. The stereotypical homosexual being flaming and flamboyant is REALLY annoying. This felt more balanced, more organic and real. This focused on the individual rather than throwing the orientations of the characters in the reader's face. Despite my general dislike for same sex couples based on my spiritual beliefs and so forth, I ernestly enjoyed this story and I look forward to reading more works by you. To date, this is only the second gay story that I greatly enjoyed. The other involves a certain blue artist Earth Pony and his opera singing Gryphon boyfriend. Canvass and Troy are the best gay couple, but this is second place. Well done.


I'd love to see more of this!

well done , a nice side story to flesh out the respite -verse

Can I get the name of that other story please

9108565 I may not like gay stories, but I LOVE well-written ones even more. This falls into both categories.

[Stalwart & Abacus hanging out, mentions desire to get back into teaching]

Methinks this was meant to be a note for yourself?

yeah, thanks for pointing that out

So, I’ve had this bookmarked for a while, and finally got around to reading it. I really enjoyed it, and definitely want to see you write more of these two. (I think side stories like these might actually be better than the main story, but that’s just me)

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