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I'll be here for you by Sintakhra I'll be here for you by Sintakhra
"Lyra nuzzled her head into the blue pony's shoulder, her soft whimpers and sniffles coming out slower and more irregular as the tears which had been building up begin to slowly drain their reserves. The mare she clings to like a foal to her mother continues to hold her close. Never flinching, never pulling away. Just letting the young filly cry the tears that were due.
Because we all need to cry at some point. "


The story behind this:
Filly Lyra was given a magic book and she cast a spell. This spell unknowingly threw her into a strange new village surrounded by strange new ponies. She is no longer in her home, Canterlot, but the alien Ponyville filled with noise and unfamiliarity. In the midst of one of her panic-induced sprints, she crashes into a king blue mare (Who she initially thinks is going to eat her) and, after introducing herself, gets taken to share a milkshake at one of Ponyville's restaurants. The topic of parents comes up and Lyra, clueless and scares, finally breaks down with the realisation she may never see her parents again.

The single panel post which cement the beginning of the friendship between these two (Will work on doing the comics later this week, hopefully) in which Colgate offers little Lyra a shoulder to cry on. Decided since this is such a big moment for the story that it deserved extra effort, so decided to break out the tablet and put effort into the shading and background. Hope you enjoy

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:iconaskminuetteandhooves:
:iconminuetteplz: I remember when this happened. Should have been more careful with that time spell.
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:iconbarryfrommars:
BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She crashed into a king blue mare? Gee, that's a kingly thought. (I'm referring to the description; is that a typo? if so - and even if it is not - it brings up its own thoughts!)
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CinemaBrony Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Something just occurred to me. Colgate's single quote from A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 was provided by Cathy Weseluck (iMDb says so); and coincidentally, I met Cathy face to face at some point during EquestriaLA last May and we hugged one another, and I was in my Lyra cosplay at the time.
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IDreamOfTheWind Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, Minuette/Colgate. Lyra really appreciates you :)
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:iconcomatoseprima13:
ComatosePrima13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Fun Fact time: "Colgate" is really a time pony named Romana.
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:iconaskminuetteandhooves:
:iconminuetteplz: Actually, it's Minuette.
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:iconcomatoseprima13:
ComatosePrima13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I've heard that and I've also heard her called "Colgate"
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:iconaskminuetteandhooves:
(OoC) Minuette is the canon name, stated by Hasbro.
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:iconcomatoseprima13:
ComatosePrima13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Colgate is a fan name
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:iconplushbrony101:
plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
two of my fav bg ponies
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:iconcutiekittie999:
CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww sweet but also sad for Lyra's tears of sadness (faved).
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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:iconsheat101:
Sheat101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I died three times...

*12 hours later*

make that four.. Who knew it took 12 hours to respawn in real life?
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My heart went static, twice.
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
"Hmmm. Let's check EqD's Drawfriend."

*click*

"Lyra's crying? What happened!?"

*click*

...and on that note, you have a new watcher on dA and follower on Tumblr.
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:iconthelastlonewolf:
thelastlonewolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haven't seen this ship before.
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JasperSynth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Its not a ship. It's based off of the Filly Lyra blog.
Its a great pic.
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:iconpinkiepizzles:
PinkiePizzles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colgate best pony
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:iconweoweno:
Weoweno Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
aww... that is so cuute! :D
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:icontempestwulf:
Tempestwulf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Colgate, you're always best pony to Lyra. You two are the most unique of the backgrounds~:heart:
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:icongamer2135:
Gamer2135 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why are you playing at me heartstrings! (Pun intended)
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:iconapplejack2011:
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Manly tears incoming!
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:iconapplejack2011:
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
One I knew at a local daycare I knew for years just passed away as I found this.
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:iconbobbobison:
BOBBOBISON Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Digital Artist
The liquid pride is flowing!
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:iconmrflibbie:
MrFlibbIe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Inflicting diabetus and feels, god dammit, now I need to go cry in the corner!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... Poor Lyra.
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:iconlimeneroade:
Limeneroade Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
The feels. I almost started crying. Good job dude.
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:icongreenrob:
Greenrob Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
neat job.
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:icontertonda:
TertonDA Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would you do this. ;A;
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:iconsintakhra:
Sintakhra Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because I have a sick and twisted mind, and take joy in inflicting (Or at least in the attempt to inflict) diabetes. <3
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Enthers Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I like the portrait, the painting technique and design is very nice, but I feel there needs to be more of a backstory to this work.
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Sintakhra Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's part of a story in itself, just being the latest update of it (click the link to see the story), I may go into detail a bit in the description, we will see :)
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