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This story is a sequel to Before the Friendship Games: Principal Cinch

The Friendship Games have ended. In the face of incontestable proof that magic exists, the people of Crystal Prep Academy try to make sense of it all on the way back to school.

Book One of the Crystal Prep Chronicles: Altered Perspectives.

Part of "Not Just Any Old Continuity", which includes
Not Just Any Old Trilogy
The Anon-A-Miss Saga
TimberTwi Tales

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I thought you said the previous story would be the last story in this universe.

The previous story was the last "Before the Friendship Games" story, not the last Crystal Prep Chronicles story.

um wow and now i need to keep track on how many times i spit water out due to pinkies antics

Next time, try not to drink water when Pinkie's around. :rainbowlaugh:

A chance for them?

I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. :twilightsheepish:

Perhaps there's still a chance with Sour and Lemon?

Oh, you mean as a couple?

...You'll just have to wait and see. :scootangel:

Fascinating. All the more so for reading it out of order. I'll have to dig into this universe.

I hope you enjoy it! =) Early installments might be a little over-the-top or wonky, just a fair warning.

Oof. Royal has not had an easy day. Grappling with his sexual identity was bad enough, but having to deal with the enormity of sapient alien life and the existence of the multiverse? Yeah, no wonder he had a montage instead


I honestly expected Cadence to give the shadow 5 detention for a year for pushing Twilight into releasing all the stolen magic which nearly destroyed the world just to win a pissing contest. Hell, I’m surprised she didn’t chew them out and call them all lost causes and give up on them for their Cinch lite behavior.

Good job here! Keep going!

Oh dear, I've seen several stories where Cinch wants to exact vengeance on Sunset, but I don't think I've ever seen a story where Cinch actually wants to get to Equestria.

That- that is an amazingly intriguing plotline.

Excellent study in contrasts between these two. Cadence thinks of others, Cinch only of her own legacy, heedless of her contribution to the havoc and monstrosity. Hopefully she'll be ousted before she can do much more damage.

Well then... good to see just where everyone's head is at the moment.

Now to see just how the pieces get into motion....

There's an ominous note to end on...

Lovely tour of Crystal Prep's thoughts after their world got turned upside down. Thank you for it.

Ooooh, that was a tantalizing To Be Continued. And seeing that 'book one' made me squee with glee, because especially since the Cinch chapter I'd been thinking that I would love to see the plot idea of Cinch trying to get to Equestria explored.

I always put "Book X of Y" in the main description, so you'll know ahead of time whether or not there'll be a continuation. :twilightsmile:

Also, if you haven't already, I'd recommend reading the first part of the Crystal Prep Chronicles, which is Before the Friendship Games. It may shine some light on any confusion or unanswered questions you may have had while reading this.

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Fair warning: since those are earlier works, the pacing is a bit fast and there's a couple of over the top moments.

I hope you enjoy!

Twilight watched as a light green female student wearing a harp necklace openly held hands with a cream skin colored female. The former gently ran a hand through the latter's blue and fuchsia hair as they gazed at each other in what could only be construed as a romantic moment.

LYRA AND BON-BON!!!!! Oh and twilight......

Anyone else getting a bed feeling from where cinch's mindset is going? I'm getting a really bad feeling from where she's thinking well that sounds a thing she's going to turn into an even worse dictator than sombra or chrysalis combined

I have autism myself, so I can relate. But honestly, I wouldn’t let an environment like Crystal Prep prevent me from showing my autistic moments.

I was only ever comfortable showing my autistic moments when I was in the Special Ed room back in high school. That didn't stop me from having occasional awkward moments outside of it, though! :rainbowlaugh:

I'm curious. Did you read the first book of this series?

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Just in case you missed it.

Not really, but either way, this stuff is good. Really does follow my view of the Crystal Prep Students in general, which is like they’re good kids and Cinch just, by association and influence, makes them evil.

I'd recommend you read them, I wouldn't want you to get confused later on down the line. :twilightsmile:

"I simply cannot let such heroism go unrewarded, darling."

Knowing Rairty, it might be spa or clothes related. :ajsmug:

"Wait... how did she know my name," Lemon thought out loud. She shrugged, then smiled, feeling a slight improvement in her mood.

That's just how Pinkie is. She knows somehow, even if it's in the most mysterious of ways. :applejackunsure:

"Look, you've obviously been through a lot, and I just want to-" Flash was cut off as Sunny slapped him across the face, as hard as she could.

Ok, that was just cruel of her! :twilightangry2:

"And if you even so much as think of following me," Sunny said as she trembled, "I will personally make sure that the lower half of your body bleeds for a goddamn week!" She stormed off, leaving a surprised and confused Flash Sentry alone.

Poor Flash. :pinkiesad2:

Sugarcoat broke, and it took a great deal of willpower for Neon Lights not to do the same as he consoled her.

Never thought I'd see Sugarcoat sad. :applejackunsure:

On the surface, Abacus Cinch seemed calm, cool and collected. On the inside, however, she was furious! A tie. Unacceptable. Simply unacceptable! Had it not been for those damnable Canterlot High students using magic of all things. Magic! Magic that had corrupted and influenced her students to turn against her! After everything she had done for them! How dare they be so ungrateful!

Face it Cinch, the winning streak is over. Take it, or leave it bitch. :duck:

Sour Sweet walked up. "I know I'm ready," she said cheerfully. "So everybody else better get their fucking asses in gear already!"

There's a thing called patience Sour. :ajbemused:

A sudden tap on the shoulder alerted Lemon as her borrowed headphones were removed.

Nice reference to the bloopers skit. :scootangel:

"Think of it this way; This isn't 'goodbye'. It's just 'goodbye 'til next time'."

Nice rainbow rocks reference. :twilightsmile:

Lemon took out her music device and selected a song.

The link to the song is deleted. :pinkiesad2:

Once it played, she stared out the window and let the music slowly take her away. As it played, she wondered if she could have done something different so that Twilight would have come back with her.

Don't blame yourself Lemon, you should be proud of her. Twilight has found a place where she has people ho care about her, she found a pace meant for her. :fluttershysad:

Truth be told, Sunny didn't know when or even if she could move on. She was no longer suicidal, but just the thought of dating again felt so very wrong . Like she'd be cheating on Rutherford.

He probably wouldn't mind as long as you found love again to heal your heart Sunny. :fluttershysad:

It was at that moment that Sunny had forced herself to swallow her pride and admit that she was lonely. Perhaps when she got back, she'd get to know Sunburst better. She'd find that Flash Sentry online and apologize for her behavior.

That's great Sunny. :twilightsmile:

Loyalty . Sunny's only loyalties had been to herself, her parents, Rutherford, his parents and Dean Cadance. Perhaps someday Sunburst and that Flash person would be added as well. Everyone else she couldn't care less about.

Only time will tell. :ajsmug:

Sunburst blinked, then shook his head rapidly. It would take some for him to heal from Sunny's rejection, but at least she seemed to be trying to turn herself around.

take some time for him to heal*

Then again, it might be all over the news if word of this got out. Did anyone record the phenomena?

Someone likely did for all we know. :fluttershysad:


The link to the song is deleted. :pinkiesad2:

Blargh, that sucks! I hate it when that happens... sorry, but I don't remember what song it was. :twilightsheepish:

It's fine, I enjoyed the others songs still. Though I already knew 2 of them. The Top Gun song was one of them.

Should I... should I comfort her?

You should Sour, it'll help Lemon's broken heart. :fluttershysad:

"It does feel right though."

And is something you should do more often. :pinkiehappy:

This chapter is meant to depict what goes on in the head of someone with Autism Spectrum. (This is only loosely based on my experience, I don't speak for anyone else)

Huh, this sure is interesting, especially since I myself have austim too. :unsuresweetie:

On Indigo's first day at Crystal Prep, she immediately caught on to the environment. She knew right away that showing signs of autism to anyone would result her being eaten alive, and she wasn't going to have that! The only way to stand out in this madhouse of a jungle would be to be even louder and annoying than anyone else! Airhorns! Random, unpredictable behavior!


De Verre withdrew her hand as Indigo heaved a sigh. She wished there was something she could for her, and it didn't sit well with her not doing anything.

was something she could do for her,*

De Verre shuddered. The very thought of falling into that portal Twilight made on the ground freaked her out. Not to mention that it led to an alternate world populated by horses!

It's ponies De Verre, not horses. :ajbemused:

There may be hope for Crystal Prep yet!

Maybe. But only time will tell for sure. :fluttershysad:

"Understood," De Verre said, then rested her head on Indigo's with a sigh. Though the intimate contact with Indigo was completely platonic and she knew it, her heart hammered in her chest. This was not helping her get over her crush, but Indigo needed this, and De Verre would provide.

Not surprised there. :ajsmug:

What did this mean for S.M.I.L.E. moving forward? How was this going to oust Cinch from office? Are they going to try to harness the magic or something?

Guess we'll find out sooner than later. :fluttershysad:

Tears welled up in Neon's eyes. "Sugar... I-I..." Why was he holding back? He had cried in front of her before, so why should this be any different?

Probably because he doesn't want to embarrass himself infront of his girlfriend. :unsuresweetie:

"Yeah," Bon-Bon said. "And besides, if they don't accept us for who we are, that's their problem. Not ours ."

There's something I wish I had the guts to do more often. :fluttershysad:

Royal actually shuddered as those beastly otherworldly plant creatures resurfaced in his mind. That was one of the most unnerving moments of his life! Neon had ran into the field, grabbed Sugarcoat by the hand and ran off the track before she could be eaten. After that, those two were practically joined at the hip for the remainder of the Games.

Damn! :pinkiegasp:

Before Royal could have another thought, a pair of young men passed him by. One was a tall and burly blue student with curly blue hair. His white t-shirt emblazoned with a tornado flapped as a small breeze passed through. The shorter of the two had brown hair in a bowl cut, and on his shirt just above the beast pocket was a picture of a red heart directly below a long division symbol.


"Wow," Curly said with widened eyes. "That's... kind of sad."

That's Cinch for you. :ajbemused:

"Of course not," Royal exclaimed. "There's no doubt in my mind that there are other LGBTQ people at Crystal Prep, and once they they're made aware of my group I will strive to make it a more welcoming environment for them!"

That's a boy! :rainbowdetermined2:

"Th-This was... m-my fault," Cadance said between sobs. "I-I should have kept a better eye on Twilight..."

Your not to blame for any of this Cadence. Your innocent. :fluttershysad:

"That's completely understandable. We all have." Luna paused for a moment. "Take some time to rest up. We'll figure out how to use this against Cinch."

It'll definitely come in handy as she's the one who made Twilight unleash the magic. :duck:

As if that wasn't maddening enough, the magic from those accursed Wondercolts infected her students, turning them into wretched ingrates! After everything Abacus had done for them and Crystal Prep... the sheer audacity of it all was enough to drive one mad!

Your the only one who's gone mad Cinch. :ajbemused:

Damn that Twilight Sparkle for defecting! She knew Abacus would punish her for costing Crystal Prep Academy their rightful win, and she transferred to Canterlot High like a coward!

It was her choice Cinch, your not her mother. :duck:

Abacus took a deep breath, then exhaled and pinched the bridge of her nose. All of this anger was causing her mind to scatter, and she still couldn't comprehend that there was another world out there! As mind-boggling as it was, however, she decided not to think too much more about it. Her domain was Crystal Prep, not some fantasy land full of sapient horses!

Ponies, not horses Cinch. :twilightangry2:

Abacus grinned. She may not have come out the victor today, but she knew that in the long run, she would get what she truly and so richly deserved.

Oh boy! :twilightoops:

"Now you listen here, Sunny Flare," he father said. "Your future is as bright as your name. In fact, that's why we gave you that name."


"So if you ever have any doubt about your future, just remember this: your future is, has been, and will always be bright. Don't ever doubt it." he father smiled.


A tear fell down Sunny's cheek. Yes. Her future was bright. It was in her hands, and she wasn't going to waste it anymore. With a smile, she stepped out of the bus.

That's the spirit! :twilightsmile:

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