I suppose it's only natural that "Dangerous Business," as its title is so commonly shortened, should find its way to FIMfiction.  This is the premiere destination for MLP fanfics nowadays, and it would seem amiss if a story that so many people have read did not take its place here.

As most of you know by now, this is a story about Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and Rarity, going out on a grand adventure into lands beyond Equestria to save the life of Twilight Sparkle.  It's about those three ponies growing both separately and together, and it's about exploring just what makes up the world where Friendship Is Magic takes place.  It's a story about growth, struggle, and sacrifice.  Nopony in it leaves it unchanged.

You will notice, if you have read this story before, that I have removed a lot of the use of bold text and some of the uses of italics.  I really did use a great deal of marked-up text in this story, far more than is actually necessary to convey meaning and emphasis.  Hopefully this makes for a cleaner read.

A huge debt is owed to everyone who has read this story since I started writing it way back in 2011.  You all helped me keep going when my spirit seemed to falter.  It is for you that I place this story here- and for you that I write what will come next.

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Twilight and her friends all get together for a sleepover, looking forward to some well deserved downtime. Discord arrives, standing outside in the rain, pleading for entrance and to come in out of the weather. Twilight Sparkle insists that this is a mares only sleepover, so Discord does the only thing he can do, doing the unthinkable to gain entry.

Once inside, Discord, now Eris, tries to bond with the mane six and learn the magic of friendship.

The mane six fail to take into account the magic of Discord.

Now featured on April 16th, 2014. Thank you all so very much!

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Big Mac needs to talk about some things.

This does not come easily to him.

Featured 15/4/14! Thanks a ton everyone!

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14th Apr 2014
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The War of the Witches? Ever since you began visiting me here in my garden, my newest student, your inquiries have all revolved around that ancient conflict. I will admit, I wish you would ask me about something else. No? Very well. You have selected the subject, but this evening I shall choose the setting, as I believe there is something I need to say.

Yes, something I need to say indeed…

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This story is a sequel to It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door

An ancient evil has awakened.  No, really, it has.  From the depths of time, a black, noxious threat has risen up after millennia of imprisonment.  It washes like oil over Equestria, swallowing up towns and uncovering terrible secrets long buried. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity are prepared to combat this great darkness.  However, to do so, they must uncover the truths about the Elements of Harmony, and the truths about the ancient forerunners of Equestrian culture.  What they find will challenge their conceptions of their own places in history and ponydom's place in the world.  The six Bearers of the Elements must draw upon their friendship and the strength of their hearts to stand firm against the darkness.  If they fail, it will mean the end of everything.

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16th Apr 2014
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16th Apr 2014

When the Bearers race forth from Ponyville on an official mission, somepony has to take over on their day jobs.  For Fluttershy, that's usually Snowflake.  

But he's not available right now, so today, it's going to be a Sherman tank.

Don't worry.   I'm sure nopony will ever notice the difference.

(Inspired by this story.  Rated MC for MetaCrack.)

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15th Apr 2014
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15th Apr 2014
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The zombie apocalype has come.

And gone.

Half of Equestria doesn't even notice.

The other half doesn't seem to care.


Picture by Alasou

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15th Apr 2014
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15th Apr 2014

Twilight Sparkle is replaced by a firetruck.

I'm never writing another story.

Seriously, this is it.

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15th Apr 2014
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15th Apr 2014

Rarity is married to Spike and eight months pregnant with their baby girl. And while she wouldn't have her life any other way, she was seriously contemplating murdering him!

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Some fluffy pregnancy stuffs.

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Featured on 4/15/14. Whoo-hoo!

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15th Apr 2014
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15th Apr 2014
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Sunny Joy has seen a potential problem.  She decides to fix it the only way she can see, by petitioning directly to all three princesses.

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16th Apr 2014
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16th Apr 2014