Elemental Rising: PrologueStarswirl.
My most faithful student,
You have mastered the spells of the world,
Your inner and outer self is nothing less than prudent,
Yet what is this fear that is stirring inside of me?
I have been having these strange thoughts lately.
This feeling that I had never wished could be
There is something missing, definitely.
You had told me you wish to inherit nothing less than a nation,
But your heart cannot inherit if it is full of isolation.
I am sending you on a mission.
I hope to see them change your vision.
And inside you are asking of which “them” do I speak?
They’re strong, wise, jubilant, radiant, and meek.
I promise you, student, when this all ends,
You will finally inherit the gift of friends.
- Princess Celestia.
The young wizard held the wrinkled parchment in his smooth pale hands, his fingers harshly crinkling the delicate paper. The boy had just finished reading what was said to be his mentor's, Princess Celestia, final lesson for him. He had been
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"Goats and Griffons socio-politics and cakes" Spike muttered to himself as he squinted suspiciously at the list he clutched in one little claw, and then at the shelf which was annoying devoid of any such volume. "It doesn't exist! I swear! Where does she get these titles?" Snatching the volumes 'The Sociology of Goats and Griffons' and 'Baking with Goats' from the shelf, he threw them into the cart with a sigh. "That'll have to do!"
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