This castle sure has a couch. Can't be home without those.
"You know the worst thing about you being the Princess of Friendship?"
"What's funny about that?"
"You know, 'cause you used to be famous for being such a bad friend."
"What are you talking about?"
"I had good friends in Canterlot."
"Come on, Twilight. Look at the wall..."
"Do you see any photos from before we moved to Ponyville? And look at you now -- the Princess of Friendship."
"But do you really think they think I'm a bad friend?!"
"Well, I only meant that you've come so far."
"You're a great friend now and--"
"I've gotta make it up to them!"
"Pack a bag, Spike! We're going to Canterlot!"
"And make a list of my friends' names."
"Logical place to start is at the beginning."
And it's still on the same page!
The package is the wrong color.
There was more than just a teddy bear in there?
"Just like how I left my friendships..."
"I've gotta make it up to..."
"Oh! Uh, Minuette, Twinkleshine, Lemon Hearts, Lyra Heartstrings and Moon Dancer."
! Come on! We've got work to do!"
"Have you been awake all night?"
"I did a little research, and I think I know where to find Minuette!"
"That is one of my friends right?"
What is it with Minuette and hourglasses?
"Uh, it's not too late to forget I opened my big mouth."
"No, Spike, I'm glad you opened your big mouth..."
"...These ponies have probably been suffering ever since I left..."
"...Wondering why their supposed friend would treat them so badly!"
"Twilight Sparkle! You old so-and-so!"
"What are you doing here?"
"Look at these wings, huh?!"
"Hey, grab a picture of me and the princess, will ya?!"
"I tried to tell my co-workers we used to be friends back then. But they've never believed me!"
Spike, your thumb's in the shot.
"Wait-wait-wait! Really fluff 'em up, huh?"
"So what are you doing here? I mean, I know you're here all the time.."
"...but you never come to see me."
"Hey! I just had the greatest idea!"
"You wanna go see Lemon Hearts and Twinkleshine?"
"Of course! My old friends!"
"It'll be great! Come on! Let's fly!"
"This is perfect! I can apologize to all three of them at once!"
"Let's hope they're not as tramatized as Minuette..."
"Twinkleshine literally spit out her oats when she heard you were the Princess of Friendship!"
"We saw you at the coronation. That was some shindig."
"Sure! We see you all the time."
"You remember our old friend Lyra, right?"
"She lives in Ponyville too. We're always over there visiting her..."
"...Or she's coming over here!"
"We've thought about asking you to join us from time to time, but we just sorta figured you'd moved on."
"So what brings you by anyway? All those times you've come back to Canterlot, you never had donuts with us before."
"Before I left Canterlot, I didn't really appreciate my friends..."
"..Because I didn't know how important friendship was...."
"...But I've learned so much since I moved to Ponyville..."
"I learned what it means to be a good friend..."
"...and I certainly wasn't one to the three of you."
"So for all the pain I've caused you..."
"Oh, come on, Twilight! Sure, it might've stung a little bit when you ran off to Ponyville without saying goodbye..."
"...but it's not like we weren't used to that from you."
"Yeah, we didn't take it personally."
"But it's really good to see you now..."
"...Hey! Anypony up for a blast from the past?"
"It's our old science lab!"
"I have so many great memories of this place!"
"Remember when Lemon Hearts got her head stuck in that beaker?"
Lemon Hearts is not amused.
First of all, that's a flask, not a beaker. Second of all, how did her head end up in there? Third, Minuette has braces
"But according to this book..."
"...you're supposed to add the sodium chloride first."
"I read ahead, and to make a proper salt lick..."
"...you need to add the molasses first."
"Well, I read ahead too, Moon Dancer, and I'm sure it said sodium chloride first."
"Oh. I've got the wrong book. That's so hilarious."
"Whatever happened to Moon Dancer?"
"Yeah, you know, our other friend."
"Oh, right! Moon Dancer! I remember her."
"I wonder what she's up to."
"Yeah, I always liked her. We just sort of lost touch after you left."
"I think she went to live out by the stadium, didn't she?"
"I think this is the place. Didn't used to look like this, though."
Uh.... It was Twinkleshine!
"What do you want? I'm trying to study."
"It's us, your old friends!" (Twilight stop it with your dorky smiles! It's freaking adorable.)
"That's old Moon Dancer, all right."
"She always did like her books."
"Hey! Kinda like how you used to be, huh?"
"Exactly how I used to be..."
Hey look, it's "Menu"-ette!
I've been reading this menu for three days, let's order something!
"Nopony looks at her or says hello or even gives her a smile."
"It's like she doesn't even exist."
"Was she always like this?"
"Well, she always was a little shy. But for a while there, she..."
"...was really starting to come out of her shell."
"Remember when she threw that party?"
Ah, remember this part? This is the part where Twinkleshine had three different voices!
Fun fact: This is where it all began 1,729 days ago.
"Thought she might be letting her guard down with that party."
"We invited her out a few times after that..."
"...but she was always too busy studying."
"So, eventually, we just stopped asking."
"I had no idea how important that party was to her..."
"I gotta find a way to make it up to her."
"Moon Dancer!? Is that--"
Twilight, don't talk in the library. That's just plain rude.
Quiet, fool! You're not supposed to talk in the library.
"Ms. Sparkle, you're trying to seduce me!"
In this bubble, no one can hear you scream.
Twilight being as adorable as ever.
"I'm sorry I skipped your party..."
Oops. Guess I shouted too loudly.
Pay no mind to the crazy pony getting mad at a book and slowly back away
"Who the devil are you? Uh, don't come here to D'ni; not yet..."
Twilight, have you been studying random dimension breaking spells with Discord again?
"Whatever, just leave me alone so I can study..."
"How did you get into my book like that?"
Drawing somepony's attention is the first step to be listened.
You know, I wonder if Moon Dancer stylized her mane after Twilight due to her admiration of her. Just a keen guess.
But seriously, who had the original mane style and who copied off her?
I'm sure some of us can relate to this moment.
Looks like Air Twilight has finally gotten their second passenger.
We know you have a choice in winged unicorns and we thank you for flying Air Twilight. Please wait until the alicorn makes another imperfect crash landing.
Everypony, please buckle your seatbelts as we are about to crash, I repeat, please buckle your seatbelts as we are about to crash. Thank You.
Warning! BRACE YOURSELVES!!!!
Still need flying lessons, heh?
Who needs Pegasi when you can do that?
"I brought my secret weapon"
The level of seriousness on this shot is upon the roof.
Don't question it, this is Pinkie Pie we're dealing with
Follow the trail of books, Moon Dancer. Surely you'll be in for a surprise.
You'd think she would've caught onto that.
"Thanks but no thanks. I don't do parties."
"It was a big deal. And now that I realize how important friendship is..."
"...I'd like to make up my mistake with a new party."
"A party in honor of my friend Moon Dancer!"
"...you've got to let me make this up to you."
"You think this is gonna do it, huh?"
"Oh sure. Why wouldn't it?"
"That was only the first time I ever put myself out there,
And then you didn't even bother to show up!
Then you left town without even saying goodbye, even though we were supposed to be friends!
I was humiliated! I felt like I wasn't important!
I never wanted to let myself be hurt like that again!
Those three finally convinced me that I had value!
That other ponies might like me and want to be my friend!
...Oh...Never mind...But be honest, it DID look like she was gonna.
Simply heartbreaking. *sniff*
Aww! Now that's more like it!
"Gaudeamus igitur/Iuvenes dum sumus..."