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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Twilight Happy

Background Pony





'"Lyra. Lyra Heartstrings. But you will n-not remember me. You won't even remember th-this conversation. Just like with everypony else I've ever met, everything I d-do or say will be forgotten. But I am not asking you t-to remember...

I'm not asking you to remember the afternoon we first m-met on Alabaster Street, or the days we spent running through the neighborhoods of Canterlot, or the nights we enjoyed slumber p-parties with Moondancer, playing games as Celestia, Luna, and Starswirl the Bearded. I do not ask you t-to remember the letters that you wrote to me from your room in the Royal Palace, or the stories you gave of all the wonderful feats of magic that you learned. I do not ask that you recall every sob or l-laugh or angry word you ever uttered in my presence, or the forelimbs that embraced you when you just needed to be heard, to be held, to be cherished.

I simply ask, Twilight Sparkle, if... if you are h-happy with the way things are?"

"I... I have found a new home here in Ponyville...I have friends. After such a long, lonely life, I... I have such dear friends—ponies who will stick by my side no matter what, ponies who adore me with a love that...A l-love that only asks that I exist, that I be who I am, that I live up to my potential. After all the craziness, after all the silly adventures and stressful debacles, I... am happy. I truly am. I'm the happiest I've been all my life.”

"Then that is all that matters. That is all that will ever matter.” - Background Pony

This is a pivotal point in the book. I mean, I'm probably spoiling it, but I assume none of you are going to read most of this stuff and if you do I doubt you'll remember the details. I think I'd have picked pony hell, personally.