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It's been awhile since I made these short scripts, but here's a new one at last. This one is based off the ending scene in Men in Black where Agent K has Agent J neurolyze him in order for J to be his replacement. In their stead is our favorite mentioned wizard, Star Swirl the Bearded, and his then apprentice Clover the Clever.

NOTE: I know there's question as to what gender Clover is, but for all intents and purposes in my story, I'm keeping the character female.

Just after rescuing Princess Platinum from a manticore and retrieving a priceless heirloom, the duo are at the gates of King Bullion's castle where the old wizard has a surprise for his apprentice.

Clover

Master, I was thinking. What if we didn't have to give the princess a lecture on today's events and then erase the event her memory? After all, she did give that beast something to fear after it spat you out.

(Star Swirl takes out a book.)

Please sir, what will she do? Who would she tell? No royal would want to hear of her escapade.

Star Swirl

No spell shall be cast, I'm just giving my student her graduation present.

Clover

What?

Star Swirl

(Stares at the horizon) Beautiful is it not? The twilight hour. The crossroads between light and dark. The sun and the moon Just as one rises, another descends for its predecessor to shine until a new cycle begins. I have never really looked at that way before, but it is quite beautiful.

Clover

Master, you're confusing your pupil.

Star Swirl

I have not been training a pupil. I have been training a replacement.

Clover

(Dumbfounded) Replacement?

Star Swirl

This world needs new leaders, new scholars, new teachers. You are young, smart, and if I may say so more clever than any mare I have come across. You're ready.

Clover

But master, I cannot do this on my own. I know I said no ill will towards Platinum but, well, she's...

Platinum

Will one of you please take me to my room. We're not even on the same side of the palace.

Star Swirl

Bullion was no different, and he became one of the most beloved, intelligent rulers of his time. Having you at her side will help her grow and realize her own potential.

Clover

But Star Swirl. How will I know what to do?

Star Swirl

I foresee you achieving great feats. Remaining here as an advisor will help you understand your full destiny in time.

Clover

(Raising an eyebrow) And you'll be happy to be alone for once?

Star Swirl

Well, retirement will have its perks. More time for my experimental portals, spells, and I might finally continue my search for the lost race of alicorns. Also, I was just down the gullet of a manticore. That is one of a hundred experiences I do not wish to repeat.

(Clover takes the book and, with slight confidence, pulls her hood up. Star Swirl turns to leave.)

This is farewell for now clever pony.

Clover

Yes. For now.

END