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[AU] Follow Me (+Speedpaint)

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As soon as they could walk, the girls would follow Empress Celestia everywhere as she went on fulfilling her royal duties. Try as she might, nothing could stop them from following her in a manner akin to baby ducklings. They'd hold on to a bit of her tail, and she'd feel them struggling to keep up through little tugs. She'd slow down then, and feel them occasionally bumping into her legs. Once they could talk, they'd call out some of the things they see, and learn of the things they'd never seen before.

She'd go around town, bringing two toddlers along with her as she smiled and waved, proudly introducing the twins and gushing endlessly about them in a typical motherly fashion to anypony that would listen. 

"Oh she floated herself right out of my hug the other day! Talk about being embarassed, huh?"

"I looked everywhere! She was on the chandelier the whole time!" 

"I thought the entire castle would catch on fire!"

As it turns out, having small foals tag along and enjoying every moment of it made Celestia a better leader in her subjects' eyes. It was strange, as she'd expected to be seen as an unfit parent. Commoners placed the Empress on such a high pedestal, she realized. They wanted nothing more than to see her children, and was willing to shove aside even her most apparent faults.

They were celebrated.




She's not the best parent, but she's trying her best :)

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Characters (c) Lauren Faust/Hasbro
Art & Redesign (c) CastASpellLiana 
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Emilou1985Hobbyist General Artist

Oh my gosh. Their Fluuuuffs! So fluffy!

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rubimlp6Student Digital Artist

I was wondering what is Luna in relation to Sunset and Twi in this AU, she would still be her aunt right? Are the sisters close to her?

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

Yep! She's their aunt

Aaaaand in the current timeline, nope, they're not close to her :) In fact, even trapped in the moon, her spirit doesn't fail to give them a hard time

I have yet to write down and draw out much of it (oho I have sooo many arcs planned you have no idea) Here are some, to get an idea!

[AU] Just a Nightmare
[AU] Remnants

For now it's all mostly focused on a timeline before season 1 takes place. I don't want to jump around timelines, since it might get out of order and too confusing for people to follow. So a time after they've met the Mane6, Luna's return, the many times Equestria plunged into chaos will all have to wait.

Which is why most of the posts I've done of DuskDawnAU features them as babies or children/fillies.


In the future, yes, everything will do a complete 360. They'll get Luna back, she'll attempt to make up for lost time, they'll get along with a growing family and new friends - before some other otherworldly evil rears its ugly head

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Pone-DancerHobbyist Digital Artist

I love this. Holding Celestia's tail is such an adorable transport idea! Reading the description was super enjoyable

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

Awww <3 Happy you like it!

I like to think it's their way of hand holding, kinda like how small kinds tend to hold onto their parents' pants or skirts! Those are always adorable


These floofballs will get to rest on momma's fluffy back too once their little legs are tired

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FLOOFY BABIES!

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

DUCKLINGS!! FLOOFY PONY BIRBS!!!

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I made such an ungodly noise at the sight of the two fluffy babies. XD They are so cute, I can't stop looking at them!! Here, take my watch and my adoration with it! XD

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

XD Completely acceptable haha

Glad you like it so much heheh!

Thank yooouuu <3 I'll protect it forever

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SolomonBunnyHobbyist General Artist

I can't even! The cuteness! I love it so much!

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

Endless cuteness >:0 !!

Glad you like it!!! <3

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Poor Celestia, she lost her long tail to little tail biters!

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

Heheh, worth it!

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rubimlp6Student Digital Artist

I can't express how much I love this AU and Twi and Sunset being sisters and Celestia their mom <3

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

Aww that's so sweet!

Glad you like it haha <3 I enjoyed developing it too!

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Sunset: "Is it just me, or does the Turquoise blue part of mom's tail have a wintery fresh flavor?"

Twilight nods: "And the Jade green tastes like mint."

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That's amazing!
And never would've thought of something like this before you said something. Now what are her other flavors of hair I wonder...
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actually, I flubbed a little on her tail coloring, the jade green and turquoise in her tail are the same color by her color chart. I keep forgetting that turquoise blue isn't used by everypony...they use Light cerulean instead.


Light cerulean = wintery fresh

Light turquoise = mint

Very light cobalt blue = wildberry/or grape

Pale heliotrope = strawberry cream

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CastASpellLianaStudent General Artist

THIS

I laughed so much you have no idea !! XD

This is my favorite comment EVER now

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thanks, always nice when others laugh along.

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AHHH SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Awwwee thank you!!! Glad you like it c: <3

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