Just had another weird ponyfic idea. A story that goes with the ‘great to be different’ theme, but runs with the idea in biology that most mutations are actually beneficial in some situations. So you have the freakish ponies are the only ones to survive a terrible pandemic. But, you know, still run with the whole slice-of-life uplifting feel for it. Go for the indirect dark humor.
Not bad. Cool little look at Shining Armor and Princess Luna having a moment in one of his dreams. I find it nearly impossible to accept Shining would have this reaction, but since it is a cream it could just be a little fear. So the story could use a bit more nuance I guess. Not bad, not great, just kind of there on the page. If you can accept Shining feeling utterly overshadowed by his sister, give this one a shot.