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The Cloptimist


do not mistake peace for quiet

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Spike finds Twilight awake in the middle of the night, unable to sleep, worrying about her upcoming elevation to ruler of Equestria. As usual, he knows what to say to put her mind at ease.

Written, appropriately, in the middle of the night. Edited by Tranquil Serenity.

Featured on 30th June 2019! Thank you!


"Extremely engaging" - My Little Reviews & Feedback

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I’m the first like and comment this was great

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Aw, thank you very much!

It's kind of slow-burning even by my standards, being a story in which pretty much nothing at all happens, but the idea struck me and wouldn't leave me alone. Plus I had fun writing it!

That was a very touching piece. I enjoyed it immensely.

I was literally 3 paragraphs in when I favorited it! :twilightsmile:

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Thank you so much for taking the time to say nice things, I really appreciate it! I'm still pretty new to this whole 'writing' thing... But the idea struck me and I had to write it down.

Beautiful.
Adding this to the top shelf in my Bookshelf.

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it.

But where would that leaves Spike at? Is he okay with just being an assistant?

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My idea was that he'd always be her little brother first, but that he's proud of being her assistant on merit - she chose to keep him with her rather than sending him home to her parents after graduation, and he loved it when she acknowledged how helpful he was in his own right. By now, they both know they couldn't do without each other, no matter what name their relationship goes by.

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That combination of username and comment just made me think of this:

And yes! Everyone needs friends! Though not everybody is lucky enough to have a Spike in their lives.

♫ Familiar... Why is this so familiar? ♫

This was a sweet little piece, very reflective. I was honestly surprised when Twilight accepted the promotion offered to her in the show so readily, as I really expected her to freakout and refuse. :twilightsheepish:

But anyways, this was nice - I love stories that highlight the warmth of the Twilight/Spike relationship, and this did so in an adorable, wistful sort of way. You really got across the ambience of the castle at night too, and it's very calming. Thank you for sharing. :twilightsmile:

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Thank you for these kind remarks, and for the helpful corrections and suggestions via PM. I've tightened and tidied up a few things based on your notes and so I think it's only fair you should have the credit for basically editing the story! Many thanks!

I liked the title 'Familiar' because it works on so many levels: the Twily, go to bed! situation is familiar to both of them as it endlessly repeats throughout their lives; the two of them are so familiar with each other by now that they're operating on a level of intuitive mutual trust and understanding far beyond any 'sister' or 'mentor' or 'boss' or 'friend' label could adequately convey; the idea of a familiar in folklore and magic, of course, especially since Twilight is so advanced in the latter subject; and the fact that they are, as Father Knows Beast and Sparkle's Seven made clear, family.

Cute and heartwarming in a very solid, firm sort of way. I've always been a fan of a good, stabilizing Spike at his eccentrically adorable sister's/caretaker's side. :twilightsmile:

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