• Published 24th Jan 2013
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My New Life in Equestria: Helping Has Its Ups and Downs - HAZESHIFT

Waking up in a tree usually doesn't mean its gonna be a good day...today on the other hand I find it to be the opposite...at least in the short run as i find myself in a world of ponies

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Epilogue 5: Snubbles

For the Sparkle-Allen household, Saturdays could be many different things. they could have family and friend events, royal events, things from other universes coming into theirs to do whatever, or them going to another universe to help with some kind of problem. Or on the somewhat rare occasion where nothing happened, Dan, Twilight, and young Gaia and Hope took the time to relax like any other family would.

So at noon after a small lunch when they found themselves not being pulled in any way by a bunch of random things the family found themselves in the library. Twilight sat upon one of the couches with Gaia sitting snugly between her forelegs. Two books sat on the other end of the couch. One was a large picture book lay flat against the cushion at the perfect position for Gaia to look at and the other was a complex science textbook which rested on the edge of the top of the sofa arm, kept straight with just a little magic from Twilight. They seemed to be in sync when reading because everytime Twilight turned a page Gaia followed. But if anyone paid attention like Twilight was they could carefully glance at the little colt, who every once and awhile while looking at the pages quickly glanced up at his mother to see if she was nearing the end of her page. Twilight being the mother she was, did notice this and simply smiled and didn't let on that she knew what her colt was doing. Dan, on the other hand, was on the couch opposite from them, laying on his side and taking up the whole length of the couch and having quite a nice nap.

That was until a small muted thud sounded in the room, a thud just loud enough to shake the slumber of the human, a thud only loud enough because the sound came from something hitting the couch he was sleeping on. Dan's eyes briefly cracked open and the light the filtered in caused his to quickly close his eyes to preserve his slumber. his mind barely had time to think before another thud sounded. This time Dan did open his eyes. the first thing that started to come into focus was Twilight and Gaia, so he obviously had to rule them out. he pondered as the thud came again and this time he decided to move finally and looked over the edge of the couch. When he did he was greeted by big purple-blue eyes staring up at him with determination and just a tiny bit of indignation.

"No! Nap!" Hope, his tiny daughter which he cared for more than just about everything chirped up at him. Gaia and she hadn't learned many words, but those two were definitely ones Dan knew that she could say. Dan simply raised an eyebrow at her, wondering what context of those two words was. He looked up and his eye caught Twilight who was watching their daughter now staring up at her father, and with a gentle head shake, he told her silently that she didn't need to do anything. looking back down he looked at his daughter who approached the couch. and with all the power her small legs could muster she jumped and reached for the top of the couch cushion. except she had nowhere near enough muscle power to make it even close, resulting in her hitting the side of the cushion and making the muted thump that had woken him up. slowly dan moved his arm and began to reach down to grab his daughter but when she noticed spoke again.

"No!" she chirped again this time pointing at him directly before saying "Nap!" as if she was commanding him to nap. "Snubbles" she then proclaimed pointing to herself. Dan didn't exactly know what she meant since he knew that "snubbles" definitely wasn't a word. So he pulled his hand back and watched as Hope surveyed the room. She looked the couch up and down as if she was doing some kind of science experiment. she looked around the room as best she could before Dan saw her lock eyes with something. He watched her scamper off, her hooves making dull almost imperceptible thuds on the floor as she ran off. less than a minute went by before she came back with a book. she pushed it, huffing and puffing slightly since it was a book that could be considered bigger than her. she set it down right near the edge of the couch before once again running off. Dan watched her as she repeated this multiple time. bringing books and stacking them on their sides and on top of each other. after awhile he was able to see that she had made a little book staircase that was just about level with the top of the couch cushion.. satisfied with her work. Hope ascended her staircase to the top and prepared to jump. once again she crouched low and sprung herself, managing to get half of her body onto the couch cushion while her rear legs dangle and kicked off the edge. unbeknownst to her when she did Dan's magic went through the bottom of the cushion and gave her a slight push from behind which allowed her to get herself fully on top of the cushion.

When she realized she was up she stood up and turned around and held her head high as if to say to the world "I did it!" before turning to her father. in a few steps, she found a spot right in his midsection where his chest met his stomach. she spun around once before settling down and cozying up to her father. "Snubbles," she said once again as she yawned and then closed her eyes and began her own nap cuddling with her father for warmth.

Dan simply looked at Twilight again who looked like she wanted to laugh, but the precious silence they had was too good to disturb. Instead, she went back to reading her book with Gaia and Dan moved his arm down and around his daughter before closing his eyes once again and falling asleep with a little ball of warmth next to him.

Author's Note:

little thing I had trapped in my head that was sorta adorbs heh

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Comments ( 29 )

The epilogues will never end will they :trixieshiftright:

Is this the final epilogue for this story, because I can't take anymore epilogues from this story after 5.



.....maybe? i can't honestly tell. I hadn't written anything in like a week so I just wanted to bust something out quickly. so that where a lot of these come from

Sorta? SORTA!? I just felt my teeth rot from all that sweetness!

I'll be honest though, thanks for posting this... I needed to read something super cute tonight.

Honeymoon Shenanigans had no part 2 yet so nope.

Like holy fuck dude, come on. I believe in you. I also know how fucking easy it is to snag an Editor that's actually worth something. Most of them do it for fun. Just don't be a dick and try to find somebody who actually knows what the fuck they're doing. Or ask your readers for help. Also, you can't have been older than 14 when writing this the first time. Holy shit, you can almost taste the pre-pubescent angst flowing off the screen. There's a whole lot of hogj quality Eds out there. There's this dude, Maximus_Reborn. I used to Edit for him, actually (and before you ask, no I'm not even going to touch this clusterfuck).Does amazing work, he writes things. He won't Edit, but he definitely knows some people who can. He's a really chill bro kinda guy. Just hit him up and start talking to him. He will know who to reccomend. And the great thing about Editors is, you don't need time. It's all on them. Just let them do your hard work for you. Just write (or rewrite, as the case may be) and let them do their thing.

This story was great, I wish there was more story. I would read the entire thing again if more chapters or maybe even a sequel were to appear.

i love this story its the first story i found that has twilight and a human get together a lot of story i find have rainbowdash getting the human, nothing wrong with that but this is a nice change

I sat through three and a half chapters thinking it would get better but crap is still crap no matter which way you cut it. Actually, I think it got worse, you started off with a 5/10 story and finished of with a 2/10 by the end of chapter three.

I thought it was only this bad because of when it was released so I skipped to the last couple of chapters to find more crap. Sure, it did improve but when you ruin the beginning the rest follows.

Because it was really confusing when it would suddenly switch perspective

Its common enough for it to be a turn off

true i won't deny that, but Dan never gets anything for free...besides one thing form Pinkie down the road but that's a whole nother thing...

It was a good story and I liked the plot. However, it had wrong words, wrong capitalizations, and other small errors that would just ruin my immersion.

A very nice story, you can immediately see that someone has done their best, I look forward to more similar stories. A good job!👍👌:twilightsmile:

Yeah, thats the fandom's nickname for him

SO i know this is a little random but i was just going through youtube and found out about #teamtrees and thought " I might as well get the word out as much as i can" and here i am, so #teamtrees is a giant event going on to try and plant 20,000,000 trees by MrBeast. You know that really well known dude on youtube that you should have heard of. It is an event hes set with the Arbor Day Foundation so that every 1$ donated is 1 tree planted. Here i will leave the link and if you can, could you help spread this message either by your own words or copying this mini essay I've ended up making!


anyway go here and try to help the environment with so little as 1$!

10117779 Oof that’s a real case of ocd there Xd that’s fine. I honestly forgot about this story and that comment for when I posted that this story was incomplete.


Like i said. Its not as bad as the other person was making it out to be. I never said it didn't have structure issues. I'll never say that about ANY story i read. Weither on here or in a hard back published book. My main point was that it was NOT to the extremes that person was claiming it to be. I will thank you for reminding me about this story as it had been quite a few months sense I've re-read it. I have quite a few stories im tracking so i occasionally forget about ones that i enjoyed reading already. Its a sign of a good story to ME. Being able to be read again and again.

Given the times we all could use some freedom.

honestly, if I had to attribute to anything it's a brave heart joke? or maybe more like an evil demon escaping imprisonment? like a world of warcraft Ragnaros breaking free in a "BY FIRE BE PURGED" just type a yell. no Americanisms joke here

Dude how many chapters of this story are you going to rewrite

guaranteed the first three. I spat these things out rapid-fire over a weekend simply because I could. and looking back they hold....I'll say a good portion of the lion's share of my mistakes and things that need to be shifted back into the proper place. other than that...well the first half deserves a look over. the second half ... I at least like to think is where I kept a more stringent style...am I using that word right *leaves to check the definition of "stringent"* eh mostly right.

I ask because I want to reread this story

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