'[discussing a time travel spell] “i want to see how the world looks once i’m gone,” she said, a faint smile appearing on her face. spike’s eyes turned towards her, but she could not read his face. he was good at hiding his thoughts, unlike back in the old days. “i’m just interested what sort of impact i had, whether or not i’ll have any long lasting impact.”
the dragon shook his head. “why would you even worry about something like that?”
“celestia,” she had long since dropped the formalities, “has gotten herself a new student. emberstar is her name, and she shows a talent that might well be above mine. it’s… weird knowing i’ll be surpassed. chances are, even forgotten. that’s the sort of sad ending i don’t really want.”' - i look into the flames and see - tramper
you know, skunkie, in a certain way, i'm lucky to be nothing great; no protégé of the powerful. sure, i'll eventually start my university and so on, but it will not be much remembered because it will mostly be in my head.