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For them, a dream. Like thousands of other dreams. For you, a story. Like thousands of other stories.



This story is a sequel to The Dreamer and Me

Princess Pipp Petals lives in a castle on a mountain on top of the world. She has everything she wants (except a working pair of wings). Yet as she looks down over Zephyr Heights and to the lowlands of Equestria below, she cannot help but feel dissatisfied. What is it that she is missing? She who has everything money can buy and a family that does not want for success?

Cadance has seen her type before.

Part 3 of Equestrian Scions, which began with Your Faithful Disciple; this story was preceded by The Dreamer and Me, and is followed by Hope and the Horizon.

Covert art by Cloudberry_mess, used without explicit permission; if use of the image offends, I will gladly remove it.

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Can't wait for the next one in the series!!

Love the dynamic between Flurry and Cadance here.

Good stuff, this. I saw the prequels pop up on the front page before, but ignored them. Should definitely change that, now.

No. No, that was a lie. She grimaced as she finally admitted it to herself. She wasn’t happy. And that was a hard thing to say, because Queen Haven had always been very adamant that Pipp be grateful for what she had. And she was grateful. But she wasn’t happy , and she honestly wondered how many ponies in Equestria would understand the difference.

Sometimes even those who seem to have it all can be missing something.

“You’re not already thinking about shipping them, are you?”

Is it bad if my biggest question about Gen 5 is what are the ships going to look like?
Anyways, this on par with the rest of this series. Keep up the good work.

Welp, looks like I was mistaken in my guess. Zipp's getting Flurry Heart, and kind, clueless Hitch is gonna be meeting the big cheese herself, Princess Celestia.

I can't wait to see how your Flurry Heart interacts with Zipp. We don't know much about Flurry's personality, so I think it'll be very interesting.

Good luck with the next two! You've still got lots of time to finish them before the movie drops. :twilightsmile:

Thank you; I hope you like the remaining two as well.

Thank you. I don’t feel like I 100% nailed Cadance here, so I definitely have room to improve. Flurry, thankfully, is something of a blank slate, though at some point I picked up the idea of her being something of a rebellious soul and it’s lingered with me, which is why I chose her to pair with the subject of the next work in this series the way I did.

Sometimes the most direct path is the best one.

While I am always striving to improve, I will take par. Thank you for reading and thank you for the feedback. We’ll see how the shipping plays out, indeed...

To be honest, while I’ve striven to write these in order, I’ve already started a bit on Hitch’s because I’m quite excited to explore that particular pair of characters. But patience; we’ll get there when we get there, and the next story will hopefully shape up into something much more direct, high energy, and fun than the rest of the series up until now.

I’m glad you’re enjoying the works, and I hope you enjoy the next few as well; while I don’t intend to rush these, I’ve set up a schedule for myself that I’d rather keep to if I can help it.

So ok pretty much implyed Flurry will pick Zipp Storm, so she has to instil courage in her , leaves Celestia Hitch, who represents kindness. Feels like both will need tales of heroics to inspire them.

So it looks like pipp is very bored about her life like she has everything that any other royalties ever have but somehow it caught the attention of Princess Cadence and the potential that she can be something else and maybe helping other ponies in the quest of bringing Harmony together and it looks like flurry Heart is also got her attention with under a certain Pony that she thought she could be another potential to save Harmony I wonder who could it be guess we'll find out in the next chapter this was a pretty good one keep up the good work

Flurry just shook her head and stuck out her tongue, turning to step off the path again to some other part of Elsewhere. “Well, good luck with that. There are other pegasi that wish they could fly, too, you know. I’m gonna go zip off to find somepony more my speed.”

You did that on purpose, very clever :trollestia:
Flurry's after Zipp, that leaves Celestia with Hitch

Lovely, I can't wait for the remaining two.

I liked the approach you took to Pipp here, and the dynamic between Cadance and Flurry. I found the meta lines to be a bit on the nose but hilarious nonetheless.

Oh, this is excellent as well. I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm looking forward to the last two!

I’m gonna go zip off to find somepony more my speed.”

I see what you did there

Howdy, hi!

Okay, I think this is my favourite one so far. I really like Cadance in this and really enjoyed the bait and catch with the letter. I like the idea of confidence in this where there are different facets to it. It was just a super fun dynamic and look forward to the last two.

ah the pretty pink pony princess connection! and they are both pegasi too, so that is fun

it's nice to see the fanonical "Istallion" back in Cadance's reflections, but you know, if the adjective is Istallion, what is the name of the country? Istally? that's always bothered me!

really loved the section about letters and seals, and just how much more meaningful the medium feels in this age of instant communication. and yet another unique way for the Alicorns to communicate with their chosen ponies!

“You’re not already thinking about shipping them, are you?”

very meta and i love it!

also loving this characterization of a grown-up Flurry Heart! her being the Princess of Hope is fascinating, and something i hope (heh) to see explored in her story

after having seen the movie, this one seems to suffer the most so far from the difference between the written character and canon. but i do wish the canon Pipp had been more like this one! it is much more subtle and interesting

Oh, Celestia, there's so much to love about this one. The way you've characterized Flurry is fantastic and I can't wait to see more of her in the next part. Cadence is great, as was her response to the ribbing about "shipping." And I like your characterization of Pipp, and Cadence's reasons for choosing her. But also, excellently played with that letter.

Also, just love the use of Pretty Pink Pony Princess. It's a mood.

Now on to the two I never did get around to reading!

Wow! Nice to see how Princess Cadance and Princess Pipp Petals connections to one another as Pegasi and what it means to be a princess! Nicely done!

Also love Flurry's characterisation here!

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