Twilight Sparkle is dying and recounts memories from her past life. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Twilight Sparkle is the last survivor of the mane six. She is now an extremely old pony and bearer of the element of magic. This is a story about death, life, hope, and grief. It tells the stories of the latter days of the mane six as well as the world around them and how the world continues without them. It can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/1/last-one-standing/last-one-standing here.]]

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!!This WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FanFic contains examples of the following tropes:

* AnAesop: No matter what we'll face on the other side, love and friendship are what make life worth going through.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Celestia gives one.
* BrokenPedestal: Celestia for Twilight.
* CessationOfExistence: Twilight initially fears this will happen once she kicks the bucket. Thankfully, it's not the case.
* CheerfulChild: Ruby Gisele.
* CursedWithAwesome: Alicorns and dragons.
* DarkSecret: Celestia had to sacrifice a lot for Equestria.
* DoNotGoGentle: Applejack and Rainbow Dash.
* DyingAlone: Averted; special pains are taken to make sure that none of the bearers dies alone.
* EternalRecurrence: On many different levels, too.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Each and every one of the mane six.
** GoOutWithASmile
* FisherKing: Princess Celestia actually can change the climate depending on her mood.
* FlashForward: The story jumps around a lot.
* TheFunInFuneral: Pinkie Pie manages to have a fun death and a fun funeral.
* HappilyMarried: Rarity and Spike were this. Of course, it couldn't last.
* HeroicBSOD: Twilight underwent one after Pinkie Pie died.
* HopeSpringsEternal: There is always hope so long as there is love.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Celestia and Squall are a gender inverted example.
* InnocentCohabitation: Mostly holds true for the above.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: The bearers of the Elements of Harmony are a case of this as an invoked trope.
* InterspeciesRomance: Between Spike and Rarity.
* KillEmAll: What did you expect?
* KnightOfCerebus: Things get darker once Ruby Gisele enters the picture.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Twilight learns who her real parents are - [[spoiler: Celestia and Squall]].
* MayflyDecemberRomance: PlayedForDrama.
* MyGreatestFailure: Celestia considers preventable death to be hers. And she is tormented.
* NiceGuy: Squall Sprescu.
* OddCouple: Squall and Celestia. A dorky earth pony from the provinces and a divine immortal alicorn princess. It's so obvious!
* TheNothingAfterDeath: Twilight fears this.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Spike to Rarity as she is dying.
* PrimalScene: Brought to you courtesy of mind meld.
* ReplacementGoldfish: It is implied that Celestia uses students as these.
* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle is the result of one such relationship between Celestia and a commoner.]]
* SecurityCling: An unspoken version occurs several times.
* {{Shoutout}}: Given to TheDescendant.
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Princess Celestia does this for everyone.
* TogetherInDeath: Right after drawing her last breath, Twilight finds herself in a green field surrounded by her friends.
* TrueCompanions: All the bearers of the Elements of Harmony.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Brought up in the cases of Spike and Celestia, who are doomed to outlive everyone they know.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Princess Celestia
* YouCantFightFate: Both Twilight and Celestia have tried hard to prevent death, but nothing can delay its inevitability.