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Twilight grunted and stretched, turning her head into her pillow in a last ditch effort to catch just a few more seconds of sleep.



"Um…. up yet?" Rainbow's voice cracked a bit with the upward inflection of the question, to which she already knew the answer.



Twilight nodded as she continued to stretch, eyes still closed.



Rainbow didn't feel the need to allow Ms. Sparkle to awaken any further to let her in on the good news. "Hey Twi, guess what."



Twilight's eyes blearily opened, one just before the other, in attempt to acknowledge the impatient pony who had been so kind as to steal her away from her slumber. "…Yeah?"



"We have a reply. It must have come when we were asleep." She could tell her friend, due to her current lack of any real sense of consciousness, wasn't nearly as excited as she was. "So… you wanna read it?"



Twilight nodded, sitting up in her bed. She located the scroll nestled in the blankets covering her lap. She used her magic to levitate it in front of her, and then unwrap it.



She cleared her throat, and groaned a little more, still very obviously groggy having only woken up a few seconds ago. "Let's see."



My Dearest Twilight Sparkle,



I am extremely happy to hear Rainbow Dash has agreed to have an audience with me in Canterlot. I've sent one of my royal carriages to Ponyville, which will shuttle the both of you here to my castle. I expect it to arrive at the Ponyville library by noon.



Before you arrive, I ask that the two of you discuss what Rainbow Dash truly wants in preparation for my interview. You see, this type of spell is permanent. He will undergo many changes, and needs to be made aware of those changes before I can consent to performing the spell. Along with this letter I've included a brief outline of the spell, how it works, and the changes one should expect. Please review it thoroughly.



Respectfully Yours,



Princess Celestia



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Rainbow tilted her head in confusion. "Wait, so what's happening?"



Twilight skimmed over the letter once more. "It looks like The Princess wants to interview you, so she can be sure changing is what you really want. After all, she says the spell's effects are permanent."



"Permanent? Um… isn't that the point?" Rainbow asked. "I mean, why would I want to go back to… this."



She gestured to her entire self.



"Hmm," Twilight thought aloud. "But, the fact you won't be able to go back to the way you are now is something to consider."



Twilight stopped for a moment, forgetting the world around her. "She won't be able to go back to the way she is? But… that means she'll be a… forever?"



The thought took over her mind, if only for a moment. If Rainbow was going to transform into somepony else, then she would never be the same. Twilight could not help but to think about the hug she was given the previous day. The warmth, the sincerity, the tenderness.



The affection.



What would she do if Rainbow wasn't 'herself' anymore? She continued to stare blankly through Rainbow as the thought plagued her mind.



Dash couldn't help but notice she had somehow completely lost her friend. She waved her hoof in front of Twilight's face. "Hey, Earth to Twilight!"



"Huh? Wha-?" Twilight snapped out of it. "Sorry, just thinking to myself."



Rainbow laughed. "It's okay. So, let's check out this list. I can't wait to hear all of the awesome changes I'll go through."



"… Right." Twilight could not help but worry how different Rainbow would become. She took a moment to study her friend, who was still sitting at the foot of her bed, so very close, staring right back at her. "… Why would you want to be anything other than what you are now?"



She repressed the selfish thought, and began to read down the list, hoping to find at least one thing which would be enough to change Rainbow's mind.



"Please; there's got to be something."

So, it's been a really long time since I've written a new chapter. I hit a road block I suppose. Being unable to come up with a way to progress the story in a way I was happy with, I chose to set it aside for a while.

But, I've finally decided, and bring you chapter nine. I sincerely hope its contents will suffice in bringing my readers back. :D

As always, comments and criticism are greatly appreciated. Let me know what I'm doing right, and more importantly, what I'm doing wrong. Thank you for your consideration.

Also, please take some time to consider donating to my own, actual transition. Even if it's just $1, every little bit helps me out immensely: 
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And thank you all for reading,
-Jam

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:iconme-mow6:
me-mow6 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013

should be Equestria to twilight

 

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Flutterflyraptor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Great job ~penguinprotecter, I love it:)
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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CrystalDaylight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Mind if i use this in a RD pic?
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do.

Just be sure to let me see what you've made! :D
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olihmajor Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Great job with describing the emotion in this ^_^
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HiSenshi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If only it were as easy as a simple interview and a spell...sure would make this world a lot easier for everyone, not just TG's...

~ Hi-chan <3
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It won't be nearly as easy as it sounds in the story.

Keep watching.
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I dont understand the story...
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TheElegirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Summary time: Rainbow has always wanted to be a boy. Now, she gets the chance to, by becoming transgender. Twilight is helping her with the process; she is getting her set up with an interview with the Princess so the process can begin. I think that is pretty much it so far :)
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah... Well, thanks for telling me, man. =)
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TheElegirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
No prob. :)
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Spacek531 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I just remembered about this story and I am really glad it updated :D

I can't wait for more!
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hopefox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another great chapter! I am really enjoying this story.

I have to say, I do appreciate Twilight's position here. She's taking Rainbow's problems to the Princess, but honestly doesn't understand them, and she's worried for him. Then Princess Celestia gets back to her with a solution involving a whole host of permanent changes. I think Twilight would be a bad friend to Rainbow if she weren't really nervous about the whole thing.

Hopefully the interview with Princess Celestia will settle things for her. I can't wait to read that part!
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Paprika1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
keep going
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Bannana-Republic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I eagerly await the next chapter! The depth, realism, and emotions Dash is going through really make for a sincere and wholesome story of self discovery. Good work.
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shining-armor7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
this was worth :)
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tastes-like-ciel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm enjoying this story so far! :la:
Rainbow Dash is my favorite of the Mane 6. <3
I hope everything turns out well for him and I hope his friends are accepting to the eventual change.
I can't wait for more!
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ha! Rainbow looks cute in that position! BTW I'm writing a fan fiction series on the FIM series!
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PuffyDearlySmith Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again this is a superb piece of writing you've done, wonderful job well done:clap:
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... this was worth the wait, great job
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mandydax Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you're getting back to this story. Dash's response of "[Well, duh, of course I want it to be permanent]" is a good indication for the princess of his sincerity. Twi is starting to remind me of my dad, who said he really didn't understand why I wanted to change or even agree with that decision, but he'd support me in whatever decision I made.

Also, one grammar mistake I noticed: "We have a reply. It must have came when we were asleep." should be come.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this is something I came across pretty recently. It's a big issue which I felt would be perfect to address in the story.

Thanks for pointing that one out; I'll fix it now.
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ChrystalCHAN Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute assssssssss :D
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she says the spell's effects are permanent."

Correction in BOLD.
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, don't see how I missed that one.

Thank you very much for pointing it out.
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It caught my attention on my first read through. xD
I'm a stickler for that kind of stuff. lol
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO!!
Just as I was about to go to sleep!

I just finished reading a fanfic about Scootaloo and how the rainbows are made in Cloudsdale. Shall I read this page?
I guess it wouldn't hurt.
I still think that picture is downright adorable!!!
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artdweeber Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the realism in this.

And can't wait for another chapter.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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artdweeber Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
You know, this story is the reason I'm now a brony. LOL
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so awesome.

Welcome. :D
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Abstract-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well this was nice.
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
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OjouTsuki Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
It's a bit short. Can't wait for the next!
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully the wait won't be too long. Only three hours of work tomorrow, so hopefully that will equate to me getting the next chapter out. :D
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Summer-Solstace Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this story :heart:
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.
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KaradiEdonil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
as always, another great chapter. didn't spot any grammar or spelling errors either ^_^ can't wait to read more of this story.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that's because I proofed and double-proofed soon after uploading to make sure I fixed 'em all. :P

But, thanks. I'm really glad you like the story so far.
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KaradiEdonil Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
indeed, really liking the story. you are truly devoted to your stories, making sure its flawless. and it comes from the heart, using your own life to inspire it, making it special ^_^
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KawaiiFeather Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
So.... tired..... Will read tomorrow..... I'm sure it will be amazing...
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me know what you think when you're able.

Now go sleep! :D
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harle2002 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is good as all ways
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:iconpenguinprotecter:
penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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harle2002 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope you git what you want an if it is want you truely want don't let no one stop you from giting it i don't got the cash to git my startd but you bring me hope so keep going!
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xNewAdventuresAwaitx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Twilight's point of view in this. I used to have a friend who had the same thoughts and feelings when I first came out to her so I can kinda relate to this particular chapter a little more than the others.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I plan to speak about this issue more prevalently in coming chapters.
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