This story is a sequel to A lamb to slaughter

Ocellus learns more than just skiing from Double Diamond.

CW: blood, minor/clinical discussion of gore, dissection, death, and skiing accidents

Thank you to Zontan, Red Parade, Wishcometrue, Drider, The Hat Man, Seer,
Atom Smash, AshleyNoble, Exodd, Mushroom, Applezombi, Twinsez, Undome Tinwe, applejackofalltrades, Grand Moff Pony, Emotion Nexus, Lost in Fandom, Holtinater, Decaf, Vis-a-Viscera, Equus, and thank you especially to Shaslan for writing the original.

Written for the Expanding Universes 2 contest for the Quills and Sofas Speedwriting Group. The prompt was for each of us to submit a story, and then someone else would write a prequel or a sequel to it, expanding the story as we see fit. We're on Discord here if you'd like to join us.

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God damn this is amazing. I loved Shas’s story and this was the perfect sequel to this. (The cover art is also amazing, you should be very proud).

The characters all feel genuine and have great depth, the dialogue was also well written and fitting. The way you described the skiing at the end was a rush as well, I could really see the mountain and the trees and imagine Ocellus’s path despite not really knowing how skiing worked lol.

Overall just, great job Silent!

I love this story, Silent. It's definitely not what I expected for a sequel to Shas's story, but it works so well! Also, I just find it strangely wholesome that Double Diamond and Ocellus have found each other like this. Great work.

I do so love a story of found family.

This fic is genuinely heartwarming, which I think is my favourite part of it. It's rare to see a story that chills the blood in your veins while also making you go "d'aww," but this definitely achieved that, and I love it for it.

dark horror gore violence death, you say? Missing romance but I guess I'll give it a shot.

What’s that smell?

how to take care of an injured critter

I already regret not filling this story with comments in gdocs.

a lot of things that can happen inside an animal that don’t look exactly like the pictures

Bless you.

Cute story!

Oh man how did I miss this being uploaded. This was a great, chilling read in the contest and everyone else should read this (if you like things dark anywhosles!)


missing romance

Here you go. Not exactly romance, but close enough: derpicdn.net/img/2018/1/30/1644338/medium.jpg

The original fic left me wanting more, and this fic followed up on it in a unique and well executed direction. Pretty good if I do say so myself! Though it would take someone more experienced at writing than me to really dissect it's strengths

After all, it wouldn’t do for her to be too sick. She might not want to go on a skiing trip with Ocellus over spring break,

Awww... Two best friends going skiing in vacation for the first time. Since Silverstream has never skied before, I am sure Ocellus will have her back (assuming Diamond does not want first crack at it)

Maybe when Spring arrives, Diamond and Ocellus can go on a picnic date to the park with the pigeons:

(Tom Lehrer - Poisoning Pigeons In The Park)

The first flicker of the normal emotion he’d had returned, and she watched as he wrapped himself in them like a shell.

I would say he is a monster in pony form, but that would be denigrating to monsters. More like a ponified id with the will to act and make plans and the intelligence and perception to use the trappings of reason and friendship to camouflage himself and manipulate others.

As a side note, the cover art you created is absolutely lovely. However, at the end, Ocellus' cutesy little homework doodles suddenly stops looking so cutesy now. Now it has a rather sinister underdone, much like David Fincher's intro credits for Se7en.

Why aren’t they questioning ocellus?

What do you mean? Question her about what?

Doesn’t she seem too calm?

Calm about what? That Silverstream is sick? Perhaps they don't know how bad it is.

Calm about the dissection.

For the frog dissection? Nah, she's a student. She already said she'd seen pictures of such things in textbooks, so why would anyone be suspicious?Changelings are weird.

There’s a difference between being weird and creepy.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WROTE THIS TOO??? I read this months ago and babbled about it to some of my friends because I thought the concept was so fresh and interesting? You really are just an insane idea machine!! This was so great that I'm going to have to read it AGAIN. I hope you know how good you are at this. I love Ocellus in this. Possibly more than in the show, and in any other fanfic they star in. Phenomenal. :twilightblush:

Unrelated but I love that you put that song in your comment, LMAO! I guess Double Diamond really is doing that with Ocellus in a way XD

I keep coming back to this comment, and I wanted to thank you for it. You really made my day with this, and you continue to brighten my spirits when I'm down. Thanks for the encouragement and kind words, friend!

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