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Unable to sleep after the events of her brother's wedding, Twilight Sparkle is walking in the woods and finds an injured changeling.

Cover art by Astringe on Deviantart. Check his gallery here.

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Wow very good one, in that short one shot you portrayed changelings ideology better than many other authors.

I can't say I know it, but I can understand it. A predator whom loves it's prey soon starves to death. It give me an idea about a changeling who stays with it's "prey" due to "empathy sickness" or something of the like. It being tormented by the fact that it has to either leave it's love or kill them. Perhaps it could come back but only after a while so they can fully recover.

lovely just lovely :pinkiesad2::applecry::fluttershysad::raritydespair:

Ouch, poor guy. That really hit homeā€¦ :fluttercry:

I really want to say something more meaningful but I just feel stumped after reading that.

Makes me wonder what Twilights next research project will be. Something along the lines of synthesized love?

:raritycry:GOOD SHOW JOLLY GOOD SHOW!:raritycry:

Well done

I don't really have anything else to say. It was simply magnificent.

Just... wow. You left me speechless. Well done.

Somehow this really feels in tune with the show. I mean not everything is so perfect as to be one or the other, something the show has shown in the past. The changelings tried to conquer canterlot for food, sure the method was wrong but desperate times and what not. Wonderful story my good sir, keep up the good work

You made the changeling pitiable but reminding us it's still a predator.

This is sad... If it was a bit longer and more detailed i would have cried all my manly tears for this year.

Comment posted by Shadowslick deleted Mar 2nd, 2013
Comment posted by Shadowslick deleted Mar 2nd, 2013

Stunning. Thought provoking. I love the changelings, in that they offer such an opportunity for exploration of various ideas and emotions. You have used that blank canvas to create a true work of art.

You are an awful, awful person for making me cry with such a moving piece. :fluttercry:
Very awful. Almost villainous, you are.
*sniff* ...Bravo. :moustache:

It's too bad that this had to end where it did. It would have been interesting to see more of this changeling's blue and orange morality. It sounded almost like a game to this one... taking the place of a loved one, toying with the lover's emotions, but justifying it by saying "at least I didn't kill her like my kin would have, right?"

This short story was very deep ad emotional.

How sad it is just 1 chapter story.

Also for just 1 chapter, I got to like the changeling, he was a really good one considering environment he live in, because it is not something special to be good in peaceful environment, but trying to be good when live is hard, and so poor changeling had to give up to love to not kill the one he loved.

A terrible, beautiful thing that has been witnessed here...

Being a changeling brony, the feels in this were immense.

Not quite how I see the changelings, but I enjoyed your take on them. Nice work :twilightsmile:

Wonderful. You got my feels.:pinkiesad2:

Is it appropriate I had this song in my head when I was reading this?

Great short story! I'm looking forward to the Bad Future story by you, just hoping it will be long!

I'm just waiting for Astringe to get off his plot and finish the pics.He made me promise not to start uploading chapters until he was done. Oh yes, it'll be long.

The story will be long, I mean. Not the wait.

Hey, rather have a long wait than a rushed story.

Can I make a sequel, please? :fluttershysad:

This isn't what I usually read, but I enjoyed that

Just simply Heart-Warming!:pinkiesad2:

A wise man once told me that no one should die alone, and that changeling didn't die alone.

This is one of the best fics I've seen involving the changelings. It really brought them out as cold hearted predators, but still made them sympathetic none the less.

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That last line in particular was pretty good. :)

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