One letter of manyDear Princess Celestia..."Please don't apologize for telling me these things, nor should you feel guilty. I've lived a full life and I have no regrets. And no need to sound so fatalistic! When Applejack's grandmother passed, she was one hundred and sixty! I'm only pushing one and twenty. My bones may be brittler, my coat and mane a touch faded, but I still have more than a few years in this wrinkled hide.But just the same, I know that you wouldn't write in such a way if it wasn't important to you. Even though ordinary ponies may come and go in your life, I want you to be strong and happy, to be the beacon of love and hope that all Equestrians look to.We keepers of the Elements of Harmony even today have to strive to live up to our virtues. But you, Celestia, you *exemplify* them. You don't need to tell anyone how to live. You simply show yourself as an example and let them choose. I know how you think, my teacher, and it's always plans within plans, strategy and gambits. You nudge e
One last letter"Twilight Sparkle, my dearest acolyte,I hope this long letter finds you in good health. You have expressed curiosity your whole life for the ancient secrets. I know much of what caught up with my sister and I from times long past has left you with many unanswered questions. You have also, as of late, been concerned about your age and that now, your years approaching three digits, leaves you little time left to learn.That is something that has never ceased to astonish me about you. Your thirst for knowledge in whatever form it may come.It is time now, in the time you have left, to understand why I kept the old knowledge from you. I have of course let slip certain details about the distant past. Your discovery of the book holding the tale of my sister's fall was no accident. I am no goddess, as you know. There were times when I thought no hope remained. When I had to remind you of the beautiful letters you wrote me to inspire in your heart the strength to rally your friends, the Embod
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