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Stories about ponies are stories about people. Every challenge is an opportunity to change. My Patrons let me keep writing, at: https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe


Several months ago, the little fillies now known as Lilac and Firefly first arrived in Equestria. Despite intense effort, they've found no hint of a way to return home, or to take back their humanity.

That would all be bad enough, were it not for the dark town they've found themselves in--Willowbrook is strange even by Equestrian standards, the domain of a faceless cult that worships dark beings and hates the Equestrian princesses.

In the coldest part of the year, the two have few connections left to the homes they left behind. Maybe together they can find a way to bring some light into the deepest darkness of winter.

This story was written as a silly little side project for Sisters of Willowbrook. The characters here depicted are meant to be in their first year in Equestria, fairly early in that story. If you haven't read it, you probably should to make sense of this one.

I wrote this for Bitera at some point, but it took a little while to finally make its way here to fimfiction. Just in time for another festive season!

Cover by the awesome: mellodillo.tumblr.com

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 9 )

Keeping an eye on this for later when I'm in more holly jolly mood.

Ahhh, a return of willowbrook! Even if offset in the timeline, this is an amazing treat! Thank you, Starscribe! And merry Christmas/Hearth's Warming to you! :twilightsmile:

It was good to see Firefly and Lilac again. I wasn't expecting it, that's for sure! :twilightsmile:
Little Risk may have been reluctant, but i'm sure he'll look back on it fondly...

Comment posted by Nismo Rose deleted Dec 25th, 2023

Very cute chapter! Loved the story! :twilightsmile:

You definitely got the perfect artist for the job. It fits perfectly with the story! I bet those two would start singing a rendition of Mariah Carey's All I want For Christmas (Hearths Warming) and start an earworm apocalypse that spreads to those outside Willowbrook.

I love that we get to see these creatures again and I'd love if we get to see more of them! They have this unique home-y touch to them!

Cute, bittersweet. Reminds me how much I love Sisters of Willowbrook

Happy holidays, and merry holinights

Delightful little side story. I especially love how Lilac and Firefly disprove the local insistence that the official Hearth’s Warming narrative is a lie by recreating it. An earth pony, a pegasus, and a unicorn, gathered together with songs and friendship against the cold. Thank you for this.

That was a good story.

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