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Twilight Sparkle's coronation was just over a month ago. Organizing Winter Wrap-Up back in Ponyville kept the longing questions of what she was to do next at the back of her mind for a while, but now that's passed as well. Spring is here, and everything seems the same...

Princess Celestia knows that they could be facing a big problem if they cannot figure out how to create more of Snowdrop's special stars. She devises a plan which seems somewhat absurd -- go back in time and retrieve the little filly, then bring her back to the present time, over a thousand years past where she belonged. Her faithful student and newest princess, Twilight Sparkle, seems like just the pony for the job. If she keeps Twilight and Snowdrop together, the new alicorn might just learn a thing or two.

The magic required to pull off the feat will be difficult, but it's their only chance. Celestia begins to write a letter to call her old student to Canterlot, hoping she will be up to the task.

This story is inspired by and based around the tale of Snowdrop, a blind filly who changed how everypony thought of winter on the centennial anniversary of the Princess' rule over Equestria, at the 100th Spring Sunrise. The idea of Snowdrop was taken from Silly Filly Studios' fantastic fan animation of the same name, which can be found here.

Some parts of Chapter 3 are somewhat sad, but I intend for most of this story to be fun and happy, and will not be tagging it as a sad fic. The scenario in which the majority of the story (which begins in Chapter 4) kind of required this sad portion to be put in. Some of the recollection of Snowdrop's tale in Chapter 2 is purposely inaccurate (This is partially explained in Chapter 3).

This is the first time I've ever ventured down the path of writing fanfiction, so I apologize if it's not up to snuff. I feel like I write too much. Do I write too much? Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

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Hey, I don't want to shoot you down or anything, but I was the lead animator on Snowdrop, so this would kind of be our 'canon' we've established:

Snowdrop didn't create the only snowflakes that existed. She only first learned how to make them, and taught the other pegasi how to do so as well.

Every year after Snowdrop's time, they dropped a snowflake at the start of winter as a ceremonial thing. They still know how to make them, as they were seen doing in season 1, episode 16, and if you noticed there were many flakes falling in the background with the original one.

Sorry :x


I kind of figured the true story would have gone along those lines, after all, the end of your animation didn't show her final/original snowflake as the only one in the sky. It'd only make sense... otherwise the ending of your story probably would have been met with a lot more worry (like the beginning of this one is).

In all honesty, I doubt very much of this story will be about "relearning" the talent or otherwise making more snowflakes, because that's just not very interesting! Kind of intended this more as an overall learning experience for them both, in all sorts of ways. :twilightblush:

Don't feel bad, we're all just here to have fun. Great job on your work!

I just watched Snowdrop....First time I've cried that much in months...

This story is exactly what I need.

2316166>>2316110 Both of you are amazing. The video made me cry harder than I have in the longest time, and this story is the perfect follow up....

Is there an award for this kind of thing?

"I am sorry Princess, but I think it would be far more ponane (humane) if I brought both Snowdrop and her mother Primrose to the future," replied Twilight. "A blind sensitive pegasus filly needs her mother, and I am simply not the right choice to try to raise her."

Snowdrop made all thaat wishing snow in the span of what...a week? Poor dear must never have slept :p


Agreed, but I'm guessing Celestia doesn't have enough power to bring all three of them back. I suppose Celestia could have taught Twilight the inverse version of the spell she used to send Twi back in time, but that would have taken to much time maybe?

Nitpick: (and this may be answered in the next chapters): Snowdrop seemed to imply that Luna and the filly had a long friendship that lasted the majority of her life, and since Luna "never got to [say goodbye]" I'm thinking Luna's banishment happened in there somewhere. Twi is taking that away now.... hrmmmm


I was actually kind of concerned about Twilight bringing back Snowdrop only to land in a dark alternate timeline myself.


Wouldn't be much of a story if we did that, would it? :rainbowwild:

Celestia has many reasons for making Twilight fill the role.


If you reference "It's About Time" (S2E20) it is mentioned that a pony can only use the spell to go back in time once. Twilight already used hers, so having her cast the spell on herself, to me, didn't make much sense. Also, show-canon seems to vary in its implication of whether or not Twilight is more magically powerful at the present time than Celestia, but I personally see the Sun Goddess as being the strongest, therefore capable of holding the spell longer.

SFS' short certainly made it seem that Luna was close to Snowdrop at some point after what we saw. The timeline break is essentially inevitable and has been at the back of my mind as I come up with more ideas for the story, but keep in mind that so far we've spanned a period of time less than 24 hours.

I love this story!!! more:pinkiehappy:

Loving this story soooooo much!

P.S. It's EqF Snowdrop

why don`t she just take the mother with her instead of breaking a family apart ? :facehoof:

2397901 like the story said,"the spell lasted untill celestia ran out of magic",and "everypony needs to recharge their magic".
if the spell is breaking with olny twi and snowdrop,it could easily become dangerous if another pony joined.


Because that wouldn't make for an interesting story at all! :twilightblush:

Also, apologies on the slow update, everyone. Was sick for a part of last week and just took a boatload of work and classes to the knee, killed my mood to write most of the time. Chapter 6 is half done, hoping to post it by the end of the week.

Nice chapter, kinda disappointed that there's not a lot going on but it's kinda hard to describe the life of a blind pony I guess. It's definitely interesting.


This is the 3rd fanfic with no comments on chapters (or the entryer fanfuc 0-0).

Any who I really like this story so far:ajsmug::pinkiehappy::rainbowdetermined2::raritystarry::twilightsmile::yay:

*whisles in amazment* Not too shabby:rainbowdetermined2: Not as good as some other fanfics, but still really good.:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Also, its a bit strance when I watch the video, I didn't cry ....AT ALL!!! I mean its sad but I didn't cry while other people cryed. weird huh?:duck:<------- Duck? wtf???

2401197He's (or she) is right!

2403064 No worrys bro I'am loving this story:pinkiehappy:

Also,I had a dream last night, it was short-of like the story, but with Nyx in it (and strangely a pony who can communact with crows and ravens).

Maby Nyx could be in a snowdrop fanfic in the future. Oh and if you don't know who Nyx is, read Past Sins.

That is a really nice story, with deep feelings. Sad but still sweet. I look forward to read the next part, and to see when Snowdrop meets the rest of the mane 6. And the CMC too.
And no, I don't think you write too much, but that you are doing perfectly fine. Very good so far. :twilightsmile:


Thanks for the feedback! :twilightsmile:

I'm looking forward to progressing this story too. Unfortunately, I've had very little time to work on it lately, and it's not looking like I will again for at least a few weeks. My upcoming graduation ( :pinkiehappy: ) has forced me to really put my nose to the grindstone and make sure I don't mess up...

So, for people noticing I was updating really fast and now aren't at all -- don't worry. I'm still here. It might not be until near the end of May before I can devote the time to work on this much at all, but we'll get things moving again eventually, I promise!

No worries, take the time you need. Real life comes first.

This story is SOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Also, Black Hoof, the is the scaryest pony avitar i've ever seen:pinkiegasp:

Not the scariest I have seen. :twilightsmile:

This chapter seemed fine to me in my opinion. Keep up the good work. :pinkiehappy:

With only the little 16 minute movie thing, I do not think snowdrop has an established enough bio to mess up. So long as she stays a cute polite blind foal with a big heart, it is hard to go wrong.

Keep it up!

Snowdrop is soooooooo cute. She needs more fanfiction

I liked this chapter just fine. I am eager to read about the little filly meeting the rest of the mane 6, and maybe also the CMC.

Good chapter, though rather short, not a lot going on, but still good. Rarity as a name is a noun, rarity the word that describes something as rare is an adjective, at least I'm pretty sure it is, it was last time I checked...


That's what I had thought (and originally written) too, but when I looked it up, the dictionary claimed it was a noun in its descriptive form as well.

Ah well, I'm not an English professor. If it's wrong, blame Merriam-Webster.

Rainbow Dash's reaction to Snowdrop will be interesting I imagine. I also wonder how long it will be before a certain party pony has a "Welome to Ponyvile and the future" party going.

My heart.:raritycry::fluttercry::applecry::pinkiesad2:

Too bad Nyx isn't in here, that would be great!

Is she going to join the CMC?

I can easily see her and Scootaloo bonding. Two disabled pegasi, but with completely different personalities, they'd have sort of a Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy relationship, I think.


You'll have to wait and see.

(Though at this rate you're going to be waiting a while...)

2397901 Yeah, I have to agree with you on that one.

Ugg,no updates in 2 months.
i REALLY hope this story isnt dead....


It's not dead forever, but I can't give an honest time when I'll be able to update it.

There's just too much going on for me with work and school to commit the time to write like I want to.

Sorry, but stick with me, I promise it'll get updated someday. :ajsmug:

2 months? try some stories without updates since 1 year. :twilightsmile:

No worries, take your time with this.

3260499 I know, It Always seems that the best stories tend to die, it is quite sad:applecry:

You have a very interesting story here. Take your time to update and keep up the good work.

please continue with this. its a DECENT and touching story, Id like to see it finished

Twilight can fly if she in a hurry

:raritycry::raritycry: :fluttercry: :flutterrage::fluttercry: why!!!!!!!!!! It so sad cant they vist :fluttercry:


Comment posted by Szalhi deleted May 13th, 2014

i really like this story hope to read more soon:twilightsmile:

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