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Fanfic / The Times They Are A-Changin'

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"Nothing stays the same. Nothing ever stays the same. This is one lesson the Littlest Pet Shop pets were never prepared for."
—The story's Tagline at Fanfiction Dot Net

The Times They Are A-Changin' is a Littlest Pet Shop (2012) fanfic by HoldTheTruthForever. It's named after the famous Bob Dylan song, whose lyrics are interspersed with the story; the intro advises that "To make it more dramatic, pretend everything is going in slow-mo like in the opening to Watchmen".


In case that didn't tip you off, this is a Dark Fic. The story imagines what the future might be like for Blythe Baxter and her animal friends, and its vision is pretty depressing. It all starts when Penny Ling's owners move away from Downtown City, forcing her to leave the group. From there, things go From Bad to Worse. Sunil gives up being a magician after an embarrassing Epic Fail. The pets become lazy and apathetic — when they're not fighting, that is. And Blythe is no help; she gradually drifts away from the pets as she matures, getting a new job and a boyfriend in the process. The End. (This is a very short story.)


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