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Lunar connoisseur serving up slices of life

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Izzy Moonbow has always felt alone. Bridlewood was quiet, and its people quieter still.

Then one day, she comes across a moonlit garden, hidden deep amongst the trees. Its caretaker is a strange mare who speaks of the days of old when friends were plentiful and the nights were beautiful.

Her name is Luna.


An entry for the 2022 May Pairings Contest.

Rated Excellent by Mike Cartoon Pony!

Now with an audio reading by StraightToThePointStudio. Stay tuned!

Edited and proofread by VoxAdam, pre-read by The Sleepless Beholder, SockPuppet, Bicyclette, and Grace. Thanks, everyone :twilightsmile:

Cover by Plainoasis.

Featured on 25/06/22-31/05/22, reaching the #1 spot in the Featured Box on the first day.

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 48 )

Before she could say anything, it had hopped off and scurried off into the nearby bush. When Izzy went through, she saw the glowing golden trail yet again, the possum sniffing at it. Here, they stood in a tunnel of leaves and twisting branches, illuminated by the trail that lay ahead.

Hey it's that possum from the comic Luna's pet which I was kind of wish to see him in the Show

“But Dad said it might return,” Izzy persisted. “I mean, he said if it went away and no one knows how, maybe it’ll come back the same way!”

Well he's not wrong just wait a little longer Izzy you and your new friends will make the impossible

This was a lovely story. I loved it from the start. Izzy is a treasure and I'm glad she took the path to friendship.

Wonderful imagery throughout and how a lot of little things tied in to the greater story. Every word had meaning with no wasted space in between. I'm as satisfied as I can be in this moment.

Thanks for sharing.

Oh wow this is a pretty interesting start of a story so we're going back to Izzy's childhood years and it's really sad that she had to grow up throughout her years alone before meeting sunny and the others but it looks like she meet a mysterious Pony into the woods and she was pretty interested what she's doing there and to her surprise she was much taller than Alphabittle but izzy really wanted to know about her and about her Sparkle and the Stardust and it looks like she really asking her for her creativity and it looks like she's starting to open up to Izzy and told her her name was Luna I guess it's been a long time nobody asked her I wonder how this will go

“Cretin,” Luna had remarked, stomping a hoof and huffing as she did so. “Why, I ought to tell him a thing about ‘fun’...

To be honest I really kind of wish she put him in his place

From within her cloak, she withdrew a crumpled piece of paper. “I was stargazing, you see, when I caught sight of a lantern adrift amongst the treetops. This is what I retrieved.” She placed it upon the stone table, beside Izzy and the orrery. Her gaze beckoned Izzy’s curiosity. “I thought you might be interested.”

Omg omg it's sunnys drawings 😭

“I do, ” Luna retorted, voice rising. “I have seen it, hope and cherished talks of friendship. And yet it faltered, it faded as all things do. Do not waste your time. They are not your friends, and I do not wish for you to be disappointed as she…”

Ohh Luna I mean I don't know what happened throughout the years that made you so bitter but I'm sure if that's not the case that they're still good ponies out there

So it looks like Izzy have been hanging out with Luna for a while even showing her a couple of her artwork but after a couple of days it looks like Luna discovered a letter and it turns out it was a lantern holding a picture drawing and it turns out it was sunny when she was little she always sent out those letters to any other Pegasus or unicorn to come and visit which izzy was pretty excited for that but Luna she told her she doesn't know who this Pony is and if she was telling the truth that she wants to become friends and apparently she went through a lot seeing friendship being broken and Faded Away like she given up hope which ouch that kind of hurts and so did Izzy's feelings and Luna apologize for that outburst Maybe there is somebody out there they still want to become friends even how different they are which Sunny will offered in the future so Izzy was pretty excited when she grows up she's going to go to that City and meet her future friend

This was a touching little read, bravo!

Absolutely perfect. Everything, from the way you described the passage of time, to the way Izzy's relationship with Luna grew as she did, to the bittersweet ending, just perfect. Hats off to you, and hats off to whatever Gen 5 brings our way!

Seven Winters after they had first met, when her mother could no longer leave her bed, Izzy had but one question to ask Luna.

Oh my gosh that's so sad

That was so good! That story had me grinning from ear to ear the whole way through. I just love the way you've portrayed Luna here. And the way you've portrayed Izzy is amazing too. It also brings so many questions to my head about this universe. Like Izzy's reaction to seeing Sunny's wooden Twilight figurine. Or Sunny's reaction to Izzy's tales of Luna. Just a fantastic idea you've come up with and put to words, I can say for certain that it made my night.

The first time Izzy had gone to the Bridlewood burial grounds, it had been with her mother. She didn’t understand then, why her father had gone silent, why her mother told her to say goodbye. Now, watching the wooden coffin lowered into the earth for only the second time in her life, Izzy realised just how lonely it must have been for her mother then, as she felt it now.

Oh God poor izzy she lost both of her parents so did Sunny they really have a sad life

Oh man this chapter was very sad so as the years goes by Izzy is getting older and taller and probably that's how we probably remember her she even did a lot of activities with Luna like painting and gardening things were not very easy for her it back home because her mother was very sick and she really wanted to make her feel better but Luna offer her a lavender flower for izzy mother and once Izzy got home her mother was getting worst but she was there for her and she even likes the flowers but then few days later izzy mother passed away and now she really is truly alone and Luna just basically just be there for her and I'm sure luna knows how it feels to lose somebody it really hurts

Down the cobblestone path walked two ponies, side by side. One was a purple unicorn mare, who couldn’t have been much older than her. She was dressed in a star-patterned cape and pointed hat, adorned with bells that jingled as she walked. Across her back, what looked to be an oversized, purple-and-green lizard lay fast asleep.

Wait a minute is it like a vision what izzy is seeing and it looks like it's from the episode from season 2 Luna eclipsed which I love that episode by the way it's a flashback

“I like her house,” Izzy said. “It looked pretty cosy.”

Me too I really miss the Golden Oak Library 😭

Oh wow another emotional chapter so she kind of kept herself busy especially during the winter time but it was nice enough that the Unicorn gave her some firewood but later that night it looks like Izzy had like a vision apparently she saw Princess Luna and Twilight why was she was wearing a Halloween costume of Star Swirl and it turns out it was the flashback of Luna Eclipse that both Twilight and Luna we're having a moment with each other and Izzy was pretty surprised that she can see all this is happening and she even asked how old is Luna is and judging by that old enough to stay alive this long and she really messed Twilight so much she shared so much lost and again I cannot imagine going through something like that and she even count the letters that Twilight wrote to her to keep in touch with each other which that is pretty sweet and how much you really love her so much again it's really precious but also Bittersweet knowing that she's not around anymore

And without another hesitation, with the letter close to her heart and torch at the ready, Izzy Moonbow departed Bridlewood beneath the starry night.

And basically this is where the Story begins with My Little Pony a new generation

Wow this was a pretty good story a lot of emotional chapter but a really good one I really like that so it looks like the day is the day that she will go to Maretime Bay where she will meet her friend Sunny starscout even though they will probably will meet under the circumstances but anyway before she was going to go there Luna gave her a gift to Izzy and giving her one last lesson to follow her heart and whatever the wind take her and with that they say their goodbyes and now Izzy is heading for a brighter future to make her mark again this was a pretty good story keep up the good work

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m16 #20 · May 26th · · · Epilogue ·

Beyond amazing

G5 getting the wonderful Sledge treatment? Always a win. :raritywink:

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Considering how much I've fretted regarding several points in the story, this is very touching and encouraging :twilightsmile: Thank you, and it's no trouble, heh. Glad you loved it!


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Aw, thank you! And, amen. Let us see what G5 brings to the table :twilightsmile:


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Aw shucks :twilightblush: You got me smiling, too. I'm glad I nailed both of their portrayals, thanks!

It also brings so many questions to my head about this universe. Like Izzy's reaction to seeing Sunny's wooden Twilight figurine. Or Sunny's reaction to Izzy's tales of Luna. Just a fantastic idea you've come up with and put to words, I can say for certain that it made my night.

I wanted to leave the door open, and glad it sparked the imagination here :raritywink:

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As one generation ends, so shall another begin indeed. Thank you for all the enthusiastic comments, glad you liked it :twilightsmile:

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Is that what we're calling it now? :twilightsheepish: Hope you'll enjoy it, heh, heh.

I know the hassle (if that is the appropriate word) of deciding to draw a connection between G4 and G5. It's not easy to do. Hats off to you for a rather seamless prologue to the movie, affording us but the slightest connection without sacrificing either intimacy or beauty.

What a lovely story! I'll be keeping an eye on this one!

Ahhh this was good. Very good. I enjoyed this far more than I expected. Granted, Luna is best princess and that helps.

You wrote them with so much character. Quiet, thoughtful, purposeful. And Izzy was a proper little filly. It reminded me what it was like to be little again - that's no small thing.

Great job!

My heart aches for Luna.

Sometimes I wonder if I would rather die or take immortality.

As some wise people once said, immortality can be as much of a curse as a gift.

It hurts, making friends every generation, only to see them go.

And it also hurts when your constants in your life are gone.

Making a link to g5 from g4 and giving us Luna as the last alicorn really was impactful. With the essence of the story spread out over all the thousands of words instead of focusing on a single area really drove the point further than if it were only one chapter that had what we needed.

I can see why you took your time working on it - this is easily within the top five stories with Luna I've read.

Her words, her emotions, her thoughts...

And Izzy. We come to Izzy.

So excitable, so idealistic.

And the Mom part...

It certainly explained why she lived alone.

There were happy moments. There were sad moments.

I'd like to think Izzy's Mom met Luna as she passed, because what is death but an everlasting dream?

This is amazing.

Into "Greatest Stories Ever" you go.

“How old are you?”

“Eight and a half.”

“Then no, not yet. Awfully unsafe for a child of your age to travel by your lonesome.”

“But I’ll be ten soon!” Izzy protested. “I’ll be ready!”

This feels like a Pokemon reference...

What's next? Is Izzy going to say she wants to become the very best, like no one ever was? :rainbowlaugh:

Jokes and references aside, this has been a wonderful story so far. Enchanting, mystical, and cute.

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You know you've done something big (good or bad, but definitely good in this case) when your name is turned into a verb/adjective.

Joking aside, I like this story and I only just finished the first chapter. Saving this story and any sequels that may arise.

This is definitely going into my library collection. I love how you portray Izzy, and my eyes might have actually leaked a little bit when her mom died. I loved how you portray Luna as well. This whole story was somber yet beautiful like a cello piece. I am curious though if Izzy tried to introduce her new friends to Luna...maybe a small sequel? (No pressure, just curious to see how you see it going down).

Just as she stopped and panted, eyes darting around the thick woods, she saw it. A small possum sitting upon a tiny stump. White and grey, like all possums were, it looked at her with curious little eyes.

TIBBLES!

“My name is Luna.”

I mean, it's right in the summary that it's Luna. But I still SQUEE for Best Princess.

This was an incredibly sweet story.

I'm enjoying this fic a lot and will give my thoughts of the whole plot in another comment, but right now I have to tell you how much this chapter made me cry. Not just wet eyes, but actual crying, tears pouring, a lump in my throat, having to pause when I knew where this was going to prepare myself. Still having some of that as I write this

A sad chapter, but I'm glad to now Izzy at least had one friend during this part of her life. Wonderful job writing emotions through Izzy's eyes

This was great! Aside from the wonderful interactions between Izzy and Luna, the bits of Izzy's home life are fascinating and heartbreaking. I appreciated the incorporation of Tiberius from the comics; I initially assumed he was a new possum who was granted that name until Izzy's narration noted he hadn't aged either. The incorporation of Luna's lavender was nicely handled too.

Why did you make me cry? This was great! Thank you.

That was a good story.

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:twilightsmile: Hope it satisfies!


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This feels like a Pokemon reference...

Nope, just felt like making a gag that, for a child, ten year old must seem like such a grown-up age :derpytongue2: But anyways, happy to see you've enjoyed it!


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:twilightsheepish: What can I say, I love making stories that flow like a song :twilightsmile:

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Awww, I'm glad it's touched your heart so dearly :twilightsmile: Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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I know the hassle (if that is the appropriate word) of deciding to draw a connection between G4 and G5. It's not easy to do. Hats off to you for a rather seamless prologue to the movie, affording us but the slightest connection without sacrificing either intimacy or beauty.

Aye, part of the challenge was allowing both Izzy and Luna to shine without overshadowing the other. I didn't want Luna (best pony) to hog the spotlight, and neither did I wish for her to be entirely superfluous to Izzy's story. It's a difficult balance to strike, heh :twilightsheepish:


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Making a link to g5 from g4 and giving us Luna as the last alicorn really was impactful. With the essence of the story spread out over all the thousands of words instead of focusing on a single area really drove the point further than if it were only one chapter that had what we needed.

Why else am I so averse to short stories? I like to spread it out, let it be as impactful and well-developed as possible, hehe.

I can see why you took your time working on it - this is easily within the top five stories with Luna I've read.

Aw. I'm very much honoured!


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This whole story was somber yet beautiful like a cello piece. I am curious though if Izzy tried to introduce her new friends to Luna...maybe a small sequel? (No pressure, just curious to see how you see it going down).

I aim to write stories that flow like a song :twilightsmile:

And, well, the door's open if I ever want to continue this little 'verse :raritywink:


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This was great! Aside from the wonderful interactions between Izzy and Luna, the bits of Izzy's home life are fascinating and heartbreaking.

:twilightsmile: I wanted to ensure that, while it's clear Izzy's an outlier amongst unicorns as we see her in the film, she's had a decent upbringing. Her mother may not be as cheerful as she was, nor as tender as Argyle was to Sunny, but she was still a caring mother. Plus, I didn't want to take the obvious route of having Luna take Izzy in, or have Izzy be alone when she's just a child. Losing one's parent as a teenager is just as awful.

I appreciated the incorporation of Tiberius from the comics; I initially assumed he was a new possum who was granted that name until Izzy's narration noted he hadn't aged either. The incorporation of Luna's lavender was nicely handled too.

Heh, expect nothing less from me :twilightsmile: And, yeah, I was torn between making him Tiberius CCC, but figured that Luna needed one companion from her past.


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Awwwww I'm glad this little story's graced your hearts :twilightsmile:

This story is lovely. Thank you for it.

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:twilightsmile: Glad you liked it!

A beautiful story

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Awww thank you :twilightsmile: I'll leave a reply when I can!

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This is a beautiful heart warming story.

It was sad,smile and was very heartwarming
It made me feel happy.

it was a slow and peaceful story full of heart.

When hope seemed lost for a long time, it will always come back.
Friendship will always come back.

https://youtu.be/9AfYK1fKngU

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