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Silvermyr


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This story is a sequel to Castling Cozy Glow


For one day, Cozy Glow was a Princess, and she has vowed to become one again as Twilight's personal student. It may take time and it may not be pleasant, but she is a headstrong filly who never gives up, no matter who or what comes in her way.

Having been born an alicorn, Flurry Heart is destined to become a Princess one day. Such a burden is heavy for a filly, and it is imperative that she learns to carry it. Fortunately, Twilight Sparkle has agreed to teach her and help her grow. With her unending kindness and bright optimism, Flurry is sure to succeed.

One filly who lost everything, and another who was born with everything. But even that's not all. There is a colt too, and whether he realizes it or not, his actions will have consequences.

Can Cozy Glow and Flurry Heart learn to become friends and help one another grow, or are there some gaps that not even the magic of friendship can bridge?

The cover art and proofreading was done by the amazing Vito, who is also on Deviantart.

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"Fine, I'll see if I can make some extra for you," Rumble said. "But no promises. I'll have to take them all out to the tables, and if somepony don't eat theirs, then you can have it."

This should be “doesn’t”, but other than that, I can’t find any errors

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No problem, loving the story so far!

I was waiting eagerly for this to finally come out and it does not dissapoint. Cozy was well in-character when taking account of the grouth she got from the last story and her interactions with Twilight and Rumble were as great as ever.

Flurry also came off as quite likeable, although its a bit odd seeing her matured this much considering that she was just a baby at the time of the final battle.

Her very existence irked Cozy on a fundamental level. After all Cozy had done, every risk she took, every evil she committed, it just wasn't fair that some prissy filly just got everything she had ever wished for by birth.

Yea, I could see why she would be jelous. I doupt that Flurry and Cozy will get along for a while.

Flurry said, standing up to show just how big she was. The tip of her horn reached about up to Cadance's cheeks.

Talk about a growth spurt. At this rate she'll be as large as Celestia by the time she reaches adulthood.

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Yeah, she is considered slightly aged up in this story. I don't think I could write too good of a story if she is just a toddler barely able to form words. But hey, her wings were always gigantic, so this is just the rest of her catching up!

Love how Cozy's still as mischievious as ever and how Rumble goes along with and tempers it.

Coming up, he could see a partly bored and partly guarded Cozy Glow sitting by one end of the table, glaring daggers at anypony who stared at her. The contrast between her baleful gaze and everypony else's polite smiles was almost comical.

I can imagine how awkward her daily life around the castle must be.

"Count on it. You owe me a flight lesson for tricking me into this dinner!"

I'm guessing Rumble is trying to make her socialize more.

Did you request the cover art or was it offered?

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Then again, we don’t know how alicorns work. For all we know, in a few years, she’ll stay around the same age as Cozy for a few decades

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It was offered, actually. I can't express how grateful I am to Vito for that.

I'm very excited for a sequel to one of the best stories on Fimfiction.
So it looks like Cozy has kind of a bratty attitude that will be reformed when she loses a lot of attention (thanks to Flurry becoming another student). My guess is that she'll become humble once she realizes that she needs her friends back. Maybe I got it all wrong, but in any case, I look forward to reading more!
Also, that cover art is lovely. Vito is probably my favorite MLP artist.

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He/she is certainly the best Cozy artist out there. And they were very responsive to requests and Ideas for the art piece too. A pleasure to work with.

Candied zest is called succade (though it's not only citruses what can be used).

I teally loved when mom made then. Most of "modern" stuff sold is just artifical polysaccaride replacement

It's messing with me how old flurry is in relation to cozy, but I can live with it. I've been looking forward to this sequel, and it's turned out great so far. I look forward to more.

Is flurry the same age as cozy and rumble, or is she a few years younger?

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Since I keep getting questions about it, I think I will put this in an Author's notes. She is considered a little bit younger than Cozy and Rumble. About the same age as when we meet the CMC back in season 1.

Wow I never thought Castling Cozy would get a sequel I'm really looking forward to reading it.:raritystarry:

I like the jealousy Cozy has for Flurry it's really in character for her, although I think Flurry could have stayed a baby and this would have been still be just amazing.

P.S. my opinion, love your story.

I like how Cozy's fishing for information on Flurry, it seems she's already in strategy mode. Plus Rumbles reactions to Cozy are perfect, he's just a normal pony caught up in all this over the top planning that Cozy's doing.

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I'm sure that if Rumble ever stopped to think of where he is in life, between a newly instated Princess, a filly Princess, and a semi-psychotic filly bent on dominion over Equestria, he would straight up faint. Better then to just concentrate on his cooking and hold on for dear life.

I am quite eager to see the interaction between Cozy and Flurry, they have a ton of potential! For reference, how old is Flurry now? I think about a year passed between TEOTE and CCG, and now another half year perhaps would put Flurry at 4 or perhaps 5.

I've heard Twilight got to attend the Grand Galloping Gala when she was the Celestia's Student

Funny that this has become a title. Perhaps drop the article and the capital S.

"Awww…" Cozy pouted.

"Cozy, come on," Rumble said, just a little seriousness in his voice.

"Fiiiine," Cozy said and rolled her eyes. "You're no fun."

Sure is "Cozy" here!

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I don't know how pony years work, but she is about the same age as the CMC is in season 1. I have no clue what age that translates to though. Like... six, or something?

Cozy's certainly being a brat, but not without good reason I suppose. Theres plenty of reformation left for her. Flurry was also adorable.

"You're not my mom. I don't have to tell you anything I don't want,"

At this point she's the closest thing. Actually who is Cozy's legal guardian now anyways?

"That's weird. My mom once said a pony named Cozy had been really really mean to auntie Twilight."

Did Cadence not tell Flurry about the reformation thing yet?

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Well, one can understand where she is coming from. And I suppose the ideas of redemption, good and evil might be a bit difficult for a filly of Flurry's age. It was probably just easier to remember that somepony named Cozy was the mean one in the story.

Goddamn, this just keeps me immersed. Keep up the good work!

"Besides, it's not like mommy and papa is going to just up and leave you!"

Cadance, are you drunk again?

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Don't judge her. We all have our ways of getting through pointless meetings. Getting hammered is an old, tested method.

I want you to try and lift it.

You will just have to hold it down.

Are we working on Australian logic here?

Magic, at its core, is power.

Wait, if friendship is magic, and magic is power, does that mean friendship is power? I wonder if anypony has said something like that before.

Also, on a more serious note, i feel like this is a slight mischaracterization of Cozy's attitude towards magic. Her grievance with magic didn't seem to me to be as much about it being unfair advantage or privilege, rather that it made magic users lazy and stupid, as she says in the finale. I'm not going to hold this against you or anything, because it's relatively minor and probably won't affect anything about the overarching plot significantly, but I just noticed this sort of characterization enough times in various fics to feel it warranted addressing.

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Her grievance with magic didn't seem to me to be as much about it being unfair advantage or privilege, rather that it made magic users lazy and stupid, as she says in the finale.

One of the best parts about Cozy as a character is that she has so little backstory. She is open to interpretation. I do not think it is far-fetched to think that a pony like her, so consumed with wanting power, would feel resentment to being powerless just because she was born to the wrong parents.

Also, fixed the Australian logic! Thanks for pointing that out.

She yawned and stretched both her legs

Nitpick, but last time I checked she had four.

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Also, on a more serious note, i feel like this is a slight mischaracterization of Cozy's attitude towards magic. Her grievance with magic didn't seem to me to be as much about it being unfair advantage or privilege, rather that it made magic users lazy and stupid, as she says in the finale.

One thing implies the other thing. Cozy had two ideas - remove all the magic, or gain the magic. It's pretty clear she considered it as a must-have perk to rule Equestria, since all the rulers were either alicorns or unicorns.

Well, with how little we know about Cozy, it's natural to imagine dozens of different reasons why she's like that - we know nothing about her parents, her past, anything. Tiny bits of information suggest she's either an orphan, or her parents abandoned her. Her VA lately said she would be a great babysitter (thanks to her manipulative side she would be able to handle kids), but she would prefer to lead a cult. This heavily implies she had similar problems to Starlight's, so it's not just"she was born evil" meme, but the life kicked her hard. Nevertheless, Cozy's lore is almost non-existent, so any scenario could be canon.
I definitely see Cozy in Castling and The Once and the Future Princess being in-character - after all, the magic users (both unicorns and alicorns), have the biggest influence in Equestria, and let's be honest - they can be also destructive and stupid.

She just had to spend some time with Rumble! If he was Cozy's friend, and she became his friend, then she was sure to get close to Cozy too, eventually! When Cozy saw she was a good friend with Rumble, she would understand they could be good friends too!

I think I know where this is going...

"Heard anything from your brother yet?" Cozy asked. "The tryouts for the Wonderbolt main teams are scheduled pretty soon right? I guess he is practicing too?"

I thought he was revealed to be a full member back in Season 7 Episode 7 (on background) and even had lines in Season 7 Episode 21?

Her magic lessons felt good, if tiering. Twilight was not strict at all. She was patient and kind and it looked like she was having fun teaching too. And even her friendship studies weren't that bad. Sure, she would have hoped to have a new friend in Cozy, rather than a pony who seemed to dislike her, but she was also sure Twilight knew what she was doing. Besides, since she had made Cozy her student, it couldn't be that bad, once they got to know each other. And mommy always said that friendship was something that one had to fight for.

tiring*?

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Ah... darn. I thought Thunderlane was just a cadet, but you are right, he if a fully fledged member (I think I suppressed that bit of knowledge over the last few years. I didn't want anypony else we know aside from Dashie becoming a Wonderbolt, since we got to see how much she worked for it- giving it to somepony else just out of the blue felt diminishing to her story). Oh, well. I guess we will just call it part of this AU until I have narrowed down how much rewriting this will need down the line. Might change it later though.

That's what I get for not doing my research better!:raritydespair:

Also, thank you for pointing both this and my misspelled "tiring" out.

I liked how Rumble tried to nudge Cozy into talking with Twilight and I also liked Twilight reasonable, kind but stern attitude towards the situation.

She just had to spend some time with Rumble! If he was Cozy's friend, and she became his friend, then she was sure to get close to Cozy too, eventually! When Cozy saw she was a good friend with Rumble, she would understand they could be good friends too!

This won't end well...

I don't mean to be rude, but I not a fan of Cozy Glow's behavior, she being kinda unlikeable in this story, I know she is jealous and all but tone down the attitude. Like seriously somebody need to called her out on this.

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That's the beauty of friendship! Cozy is to consumed with jealousy to see how kind Flurry really is. Rumble does not have any such problems. He just wants everypony to get along. A friend's different perspective can change how you see things. Hopefully Cozy will listen to her friend.

As for Twilight, she has been a teacher in some capacity for a long time, and she does understand Cozy relatively well. I suppose she had learned how to best navigate around Cozy's temper and lingering anger.

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I don't mean to be rude, but I not a fan of Cozy Glow's behavior, she being kinda unlikeable in this story,

It is still Cozy Glow we are talking about, and as opposed to Castling Cozy Glow (the prequel to this story) she is not at a deadly disadvantage against anyone here, so a larger part of her old self can come out. I believe that if Flurry and Cozy were to meet like this, then Cozy would dislike her heavily. I'm sorry if I make you dislike her, but I really think that is how she would act in this circumstance. And while I take some liberties in the characters when I write, I really try to preserve the essence of the characters we meet in the show. Cozy can be cute and loveable, but she can also be a maniac. It all depends on the situation.

I know she is jealous and all but tone down the attitude. Like seriously somebody need to called her out on this.

One thing that I have kept consistent in all my stories with Cozy is her volatile temper. Cozy doesn't do "tone down the attitude". And as for getting called out on it... well, Twilight just did. Not as forceful as Cozy's behaviour warranted perhaps, but as forceful as she dared. Besides, I don't think Twilight is the type of pony to do harsh punishments unless she is pushed to it, especially not to a pony she has chosen to trust enough to make her student.

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I like the story so far and I will keep a watch on it. I don't hate Cozy Glow in this story, I just don't like her attitude towards Twilight and Flurry Heart, hopefully we see more character development from her.

Keep up the good work, it's just my opinion.

SHE HAD TO PICK LITTLE MISS GOODY TWO-SHOES!"

I have to ask since most of the creatures in MLP are quadruped, is this is intentional?

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Actually intended to use the phrase as Diamond Tiara said it in Ponyville Confidential, which I remembered as Goody Two-shoes. I looked into it, and it turns out she said Goody two-horseshoes, so that is corrected.

But that is a valid question... why not goody four-horseshoes? These are the questions Gen 5 has to answer.

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Actually intended to use the phrase as Diamond Tiara said it in Ponyville Confidential, which I remembered as Goody Two-shoes.

That works then, at least as far as staying true to cannon goes.

These are the questions Gen 5 has to answer.

Hopefully there will be something better for me to watch by the time Gen 5 rolls around.

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I seriously doubt that G5 is going to be something other than boring 'slice of pony life' unless they reuse G4 early seasons' story or alter it in some way.

Cantelrot Castle

Typo.

"I won't let you down, sir!"

That is top cute. It's good that she has some resolve after the way Cozy mistreated her.

Another great chapter. I really liked Rumble's talk with Cozy. It's nice to see that she at least respects Twilight now. Shame things with Flurry aren't going so well.

She had been right after all! Flurry was looking to steal Rumble from her! Her closest friend! The only friend she had in Canterlot! She had not been paranoid like Rumble though. It was he who had been naïve. So naïve that he did not even see what Flurry was doing.

As expected, this would backfire. Flurry really should have talked to Twilight about her plan beforehand.

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As expected, this would backfire. Flurry really should have talked to Twilight about her plan beforehand.

In hindsight that might have been better. But I wonder what Twilight would have said. Would she have asked Flurry to stay away from making friends with Rumble because of Cozy? Maybe, but it doesn't feel like something Twilight would do. If Flurry wants to make a new friend, then I doubt Twilight would have the heart to stop her. Maybe Twilight would have tried to talk to Cozy herself and try to unravel where the dislike for Flurry comes from. Problem is that after their last talk Twilight is also a bit on the fence about where she stand with Cozy.

But I agree. Flurry's plan might have been a little too optimistic...

Seems like all three foals are in Ponyville. I can see a lot of awkward moments coming from this. It was nice to see Sweetie again. Funny how her plan involves spying on Flurry and Rumble with proper spy gear. Very CMC of her.

"Right… Cozy Glow," Starlight said, looking pensive. "I suppose Twilight knows what she is doing, but still…"

It seams Starlight's still mad at Cozy. Makes me wonder how other characters reacted to her release and new education.

She pushed the door open and found the filly in question sitting by a table with a pot of tea in front of her and a few stuffed animals on stools.

That is adorable, although Sweetie may soon outgrow such activities.

"Pistachio lovers… can help you get your feelings straightened out when you don't understand them yourself."

I feel like Cozy's making these up.

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It seams Starlight's still mad at Cozy. Makes me wonder how other characters reacted to her release and new education.

I suppose most Equestrians reacts the same way Starlight does here. They are surprised to see such a dangerous pony be free so soon, but they trust their princess to make the best decisions. As long as Cozy does not convince anypony she is still out to murder Twilight and steal her crown, it'll probably work out.

I feel like Cozy's making these up.

What do you mean? These are proven facts from reputable sources, I'm sure. After all, it's not like Cozy would lie to us.

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Someone would almost throw you into a bottomless tentacly abyss, and let's see how you would feel about them later.

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Someone would try to take away the one thing that shows what makes you special and severely weaken you in the process and later travel through time just to destroy your friendships. I wonder how quickly you'd forgive them.

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