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Old Friends by OhNoNoel Old Friends by OhNoNoel
For those questioning Twilight's wings, I'll paste a comment I left down below, in response to ~widsithgrey, that might explain it.

I don't think normal ponies would live quite long enough for [Twilight] to still be alive as her normal self, after Spike has matured and (presumably) slept for 100 years. I wanted her to be there when he was waking up, though, so I decided to go with the ever popular idea of the mane six gaining extended lives and turning into alicorns. Or Twilight, at least.

Especially after the latest episodes. Celestia said Discord ruled before she and her sister (and maybe the holders of the other elements? who knows) gained control of the elements and trapped him in stone. Now that Twilight and company have the Elements, I quite like the idea of them ruling after Celestia.
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Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I just saw this come up in my favorites again, and I gotta tell ya, you totally called it! This is still as amazing as ever.
Dotterall Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   General Artist
Wow! This is spectacular and really touching! Well done!
pinupdancer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Wow, what a powerful image. Beautifully painted as well. Easily one of my favorite works from this genre. Thank you.
MadameMoreau Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it funny how Noel knew it all the time.
DevineEmperorMeiji Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I get the feels from this... A sort of Sad, but still a little happy, you know.
Sodatsu61 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Quite an amazing drawing. Very beautiful.
Cancer6667 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I.. i,...
Pongira Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A theory I have had for a while. With Twi's immense powers. She could be good or evil. Celestia sends her to the other 5 ponies to ground her. Make her care beyond herself. I also noticed it seems Celestia is weakening. So ergo she is setting up for the next ruler of Equestria. Just a wild theory mind you.
Pongira Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also after all Celestia and Luna have been through I can see her and Luna wanting to retire. They have lost allot of years together. Wanting to live a quiet life and put all the turmoil and heartache behind them is something I can understand.
Pongira Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh one more thing. Amazing picture. The relationship that Twi and Spike might have as the years go by is something that tugs at my heat strings every time I think about it. From the look of Twi it almost looks like she has been through allot. Like she is just holding long enough to see spike one more time. T.T
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