~One month later~

Apple Bloom was trying to focus on her school work, but it was hard when she already knew the stuff. Celestia... she spent an entire week as an adult once. She knew multiplication like the back of her hoof now.

When the school bell rang, she immediately gathered her things and ran out of the classroom. When she got to her locker, she saw Scootaloo waiting for her.

"Ya know, Ah think Ah hate school," Apple Bloom said, making Scootaloo laugh.

"I always hated school," Scootaloo admitted, "Come on, Sweetie Belle and the others are waiting for us."

When they got outside, they saw Sweetie Belle talking to Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara. They looked excited, at least, Sweetie Belle and Silver Spoon did. Diamond Tiara didn't look like she cared too much.

"Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, guess what Silver Spoon just told me!" Sweetie Belle said happily.

"I don't know, I can't read minds," Scootaloo said sarcastically.

"A princess is coming to stay here in Ponyville!"

"Are ya serious?" Apple Bloom asked.

"My dad told me about it!" Silver Spoon said, "She's supposed to be making a big speech in the town square around now!"

"This is major!" Apple Bloom shouted, now just as excited as her friends.

"So why aren't you jumping for joy?" Scootaloo asked Diamond Tiara.

"Because it's not like we're ever going to talk to her," Diamond Tiara said, "I bet she's really stuck up."

"You'd know all about that," Scootaloo said sarcastically. Diamond Tiara stuck her tongue at Scootaloo.

"Come on, play nice you two," Silver Spoon said. Apple Bloom shook her head. Even though the five of them were friends now, those two never got over their differences.

"Let's see if we can get a closer look at her!" Sweetie Belle suggested. Even if they weren't all as enthusiastic as Sweetie Belle, they ran off to the town square.

"Greetings, ponies of Ponyville," the princess said, "You are probably all wondering, why is a princess moving into Ponyville? Well, I actually have a few reasons.

"Last month, I learned things about myself that I wish I hadn't, and I did things that I wish I could take back. Judging by some of the looks on your faces, there are a few ponies that remember that month, and know what I am talking about. Before you knew me as I am now, I was living a simple life here as one of you, but in an instant that life was shattered. Truth is, I don't think I was ever truly meant to live a simple life.

"I am not here to make excuses for myself. My main reason for coming here is because I feel that this place is my real home. I spent time in Canterlot for a while, but the longer I stayed there the more I missed my home here, and my friends. Friends that I am pleased to see are all here.

"There were other reasons for me being here, but none of them matter to me right now. At the time, all I really want right now is to ask for the forgiveness of the ponies who suffered from my... issues last month, and for my friends to accept my apology. That is all."

As she finished her speech, she looked around in the crowd at her friends. Fluttershy and Macintosh were both smiling at her. Spike was holding onto Rarity lovingly, both of them beaming at her. Rainbow Dash closed her eyes with a relieved smile on her face, and Pinkie Pie next to her jumped up and down gleefully. In the back she saw the Cutie Mark Crusaders and their two new members all waving to her (well, four of them were. Diamond Tiara was just looking away uninterested). The princess looked to her side and saw Applejack walking up the stairs to her. The two of them locked eyes for a few seconds, but then Applejack hugged her.

"Welcome home... Twilight..."

She said nothing in response. Twilight, now wearing the same golden jewelery as Princess Celestia, returned the embrace of her best friend, letting her tears of joy speak for themselves. There was a loud cheer afterwards, but as her friends were all coming up and exchanging loving words with her now, she couldn't have cared less about the ponies cheering.

Home... She was finally home...

In the outskirts of Ponyville, Twilight had a monument erected in honor of a fallen friend.

Trixie Lulamoon

AKA, The Great and Powerful Trixie

Her only crime was loving too much


And there you have it. My greatest piece of work. Thank you all so much for reading this. I hope that you liked it from beginning to end. I plan on expanding on a few things with a couple of One Shots.

Thanks again everypony. I love all of you.