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Coyote de La Mancha


Worlds are for building, windmills are for tilting, and laughter is a beautiful sound. Comments are treasured. (I also have a tip jar.)

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Once, they were students. And friends. And, with their otherworldly magic, occasionally heroes.

Then, the Sirens came back. Feasting on the gang war they had created, the sisters’ power quickly became almost unstoppable. In the face of such a threat, the power of friendship didn’t seem to be enough. So, with Sunset leading the way, the Rainbooms ultimately decided to fight fire with fire.

Every step of the way, Twilight told herself they were only doing what they had to do. Even when people died. Even while she felt herself changing. Right up until a friend tried to kill her by blowing up the boat she was on.

Now, three years later, Twilight Sparkle awakens from her coma in a prison infirmary. And while she’s been down, Canterlot’s gotten even worse.

It’s time to take it back.

(Content note: I think this story is going to be a bit darker than I normally write. Not grimdark, by any means, but... darker.)

(In the Author’s Notes of each chapter there is a link to a different song, from which the chapter’s name is derived. If this were a video series, those songs would be the music playing over a given episode’s ending credits.)

If you like my writing, feel free to explore my other stories and continuities.

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This story is a sequel to Equestria Mares: The Secret Apprentice of Princess Celestia


(WARNING: Please be certain you have already read the prequel above, as this story contains massive spoilers for that tale!)

It’s been weeks after the first Princess Summit. Despite Princess Celestia’s best intentions, word has spread of the theft of the Element of Magic and the mare who took it, Sunset Shimmer. Of her transformation, and the power that threatened two worlds. For Sunset’s part, she just wants to be left alone.

Meanwhile, King Sombra is dead... but that doesn't mean he hasn't got a plan. And from the rumors he's overheard, he may have found the perfect ally for his return to power.

Sunset Shimmer read all about him as a little filly. His genius. His evil. Now, Sombra comes to Sunset in her self-imposed exile with an offer of alliance, to destroy the princesses once and for all. What will her answer be?

(Chronology note: this story takes place early during Season Four.)

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity.

This timeline continues in The Apple Jamboree.

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This story is a sequel to Exiles


Years after Discord’s overthrow, the world is settling into what will one day become kingdoms. But despite the relative calm of this new age, Luna knows something has been troubling her older sister deeply.

But what it might be, she cannot guess.

And what her solution is, Celestia cannot imagine.

It’s in a box. No peeking.

(Chronology note: this tale takes place before the series begins, and before the exile of Princess Luna. It is a sequel to Exiles, and this timeline continues in Biography of a Tyrant.)

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity and the Sunset Rising Continuity.

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This story is a sequel to After Moonfall


The Crimson Queen. The Knight of Mirrors. Two ancient and powerful creatures, feasting in turn upon the love and hope of others. Imprisoned in stone aeons ago, now they are free... to hunt, to feast, and to plan their revenge.

Princess Mi Amore Anastasia Cadenza. Last survivor of the Crystal Royal Family, heir to the Amethyst Throne. Displaced in time a thousand years ago, she has materialized at last... with a power possessed by no one else in the world.

Between them, haunted by her failures, stands Princess Celestia. And she is determined she will not fail again.

Artwork by Sixes_and_Sevens. Please check out their excellent artwork and stories.

(Content note: Horror tag for (among other things) one of the main villains being a giant bloody spider. However, this is not a grimdark tale or a splatterpunk saga. I promise.)

(Chronology note: this story takes place years before the series begins, shortly after young Twilight became Celestia’s apprentice.)

(Chronology note: from here, the timelines split, differentiated by (among other things) which mirror Sunset fled through, and the nature of Princess Luna’s child.

The Sunset Rising continuity continues from here with ’Moon Childe.’ In that chronology, Luna creates a child from her own mystical essence, and Sunset flees through the mirror which leads to the world of EG humans.

The Elsequestria continuity continues from here with ’Bridges and Guides.’ In that chronology, Luna gains a child through a mystical pact, and the mirror through which Sunset flees leads somewhere very different from any human world.)

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity and the Sunset Rising Continuity.

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This story is a sequel to Luna's Gift


You know his name.

You know when he lived.

You even know when he died.

Your parents warned you, when you were foals, that if you weren't good he would come for you.

They may have been right.

(Chronology note: this tale takes place before the series begins, and before the exile of Princess Luna. This timeline continues in After Moonfall. However, it is not necessary to read the prequel to enjoy this story.)

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity and the Sunset Rising Continuity.

(Inspired in part by Fall of the Crystal Empire, most specifically by Zedrin’s performance as Sombra.)

Addendum: On February 07, 2019, this became my first story to be in the featured box! Thank you all so much, you are all beautiful!

Additional addendum: I am marking this tale as ‘completed’ for now, in honour of its ability to stand alone. However, I may add chapters in the future when inspiration strikes.

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This story is a sequel to Cadence of the Crystal Empire


Winter nights are too cold for a filly to be lost and alone. She stays on the bridge, hoping somepony will come by.

When the strange stallion agrees to take her home, at first she feels hopeful... until she realizes where he has taken her.

Never has she been so afraid.

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity.

(Chronology Note: this tale takes place before the series begins. The chronology continues with ‘Twilight Doesn’t,’ while John’s own story continues in ‘The Apple Jamboree.’)

(Content note: like almost all my stories, I strove to make this uplifting regardless of the tags. I leave it to you to determine if I succeeded.)

Artwork by Sixes_and_Sevens. Please check out their excellent artwork and stories.

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This story is a sequel to Detective Pony Comics Presents (Vol. 1)


She has waited.

She has watched.

She has completely re-designed her costume.

And now, she is ready to strike.

Even with the help of Sparrow, can Batmane protect Equestria’s most valuable diamond from the sinister wily ways of... Feline Fatale?

And when they clash, will the secrets they carry destroy them all?
(Or, you know, not.)

Read on to find out, in Volume 2 of Detective Pony Comics Presents!

(Part of the DPCP Continuity)

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This story is a sequel to When All of Your Wishes Are Granted...


At Sunrise’s belated welcoming party, Rarity and Applejack share how, after a brief breakup, they were reunited again.

It seems that after a careful analysis of the situation, the Cutie Mark Crusaders determined that the older girls’ personal lives were none of their business. They therefore made the mature decision to leave Applejack and Rarity to resolve their relationship however they saw fit, without interference.

Just kidding. They pretty much set everything on fire.

(Chronology Note: the framing device of this story takes place early in Season Five, but the story told by the characters flashes back to events in Season One.)

Part of the Sunset Rising continuity.

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This story is a sequel to Breakfast at Twilight's


Twilight’s newest friend is from the human world, and knows almost nothing about Equestria.

Fortunately, Twilight has given her books.

Unfortunately, Twilight gave her books yesterday.

Additionally, said newest friend is also prone to nightmares, and does not know who the other princesses are yet.

Nothing can go wrong with this.

(Chronology Note: this story takes place between seasons Four and Five.)

(Content Note: sexual themes are discussed and explored. Contains no underage sex.)

This timeline continues in Cupid Mark Crusaders.

Part of the Sunset Rising continuity.

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This story is a sequel to Cadence of the Crystal Empire


There are many worlds in which Princess Luna is a mother.

In some, she gives birth out of love to the child of her body.

In others, she gains from a magical pact the child of her heart.

But in a few - a very, very few - she creates her child from her own essence, without any help at all.
In these worlds, Luna begets the child of her soul. This is one of those worlds.

He is a hunter of evil things.
He is the Childe of the Moon.

(Chronology Note: this tale takes place the night following Luna’s return from exile.
This timeline continues with Twilight Sparkle Was Shot.)

Part of the Sunset Rising continuity.

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