So I came up with this idea like, forever ago. During the season 3 hiatus, specifically, while everyone was wailing over how AliTwi would ruin things, I hoped to at the very least show that it could
be handled in an interesting and creative way, no matter how unlikely. It's not so much a fic as an intro and a concept, a few pages to show what could have been. I was always kinda proud of the idea but I never put it out there, and I just recently found it again so I wanted to get some opinions on it. And I hope to get a good amount of feedback because I'm sure most of you have at least seen past season 3!
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The episode would start a short time after Twilight's coronation, and reality is starting to set in on her. She's beginning to realize that this changes everything., if not with her friends and peers, then with her entire future. No matter how much she thinks about it, three things keep plaguing her about the idea of suddenly becoming a princess.
First, what has she been spending her whole life working up to? Was it this? She'd studied magic for years under Celestia, so that she could help ponies and become somepony great like Starswirl the Bearded. Someone who uses their vast understanding of magic to make life better for everyone, some kind of mage. That... doesn't sound like a princess. She'd attended the same courses in school as the other gifted unicorns, and while she did plenty of extracurricular work, everything she'd done had been about understanding magic. Even moving to Ponyville, in Celestia's own words, had been to experience and understand the "magic of friendship". Looking back, none of that pointed toward becoming a princess. In fact, being a princess would only seem to hinder the future in magic she'd been working toward. Would the career she'd built her entire life around just be cast aside because she got a sudden job she wasn't expecting?
Second, old choices aside, being a princess is a big deal! Twilight may be egotistical at times, but she could never think herself the equal of Celestia or Luna, not only after what little she's accomplished and done for Equestria. Sure the argument could be made that saving Equestria multiple times (with her friends) is plenty, but Twilight herself doesn't give herself credit so easily. And princesses do far more than just save the day, they put themselves out every day to lead hundreds, if no