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Applejack is forced to say goodbye to her closest friends and family.

The cover image was drawn by the amazing and talented artist, WhiteDiamonds

First Published
27th Aug 2012
Last Modified
27th Aug 2012
#1 · 229w, 1d ago · · ·

I have to give ultimate props to my editor and good friend Silver Cloud. He did a great job helping with this story, and has managed to teach me a lot in the process. I can't thank him enough. :twilightsmile:

#2 · 229w, 13h ago · · ·


Applejack, noooooooooooooooo!

#3 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

As I said to you before, even I felt some feels reading this, and I am confirmed to have a robotic heart.

I hope this gets the attention and appreciation it deserves.

#4 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·


Well I'm glad I was able to make your cold, robotic heart feel something. :pinkiehappy:

#5 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

This was beautiful. Loved it.

#6 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

Feelz Report

I... I don't know whether to cry or to sob. Saddest sadfic in the history of sadfics. Who'd have thought a story about cute cartoon ponies could evoke so much human emotion in so few words.

Perhaps a visual aid to show my emotional progression through reading this:


Honestly, the most moving thing I've read from you, and that's saying a lot, since I was a complete wreck while reading FiT. Good show, sir. :moustache:

#7 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·


Aw, well thanks. You know I appreciate a good feelz report. And I'm really glad you liked the story. :twilightsmile:

#8 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

Truly, this is the first sad fic that actually made me cry, and I have read a lot. You have a gift for bringing out the feels. :fluttercry:

#9 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

Being that the everything about this caught my eye; the description, cover art, and the comments (even though there isn't much). The comments is what really got me. Being that you and Silver Cloud both commented on it, and Silver Cloud says he has a robotic heart and can feel the feelings within this story, I am willing to put down my story for the half an hour to read this story. I will give you a more appropriate response once I finish the story. In the mean time, I can't wait to see what this story has in store for me. (Sad fictions are one of my favorite genre):ajsmug:

From hell, to you, and back again,

Soto Konoha

#11 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

I should quit crying any minute now.

#12 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

Right in the feels... First I read Changes, and now this? My feels can't take much more of this. They really can't....

#13 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

Well.  This was amazing.  I have a little thing to tell about myself that will lead back to something this story caused to happen.

I've always been pretty un-alright in the head.  Not as in "retarded" or "crazy", just that I have become more emotionless.  Seeing all the reality in the world made me realize something:  we have a pretty messed up planet.  So, when something actually evokes emotion in me besides bitterness, despair, fear, paranoia, or anger, that's something special.  This story brought tears to the corners of my eyes, so I think that qualifies.

Now that I'm done prattling on about silly things like my psychological well-being, this fic was good.  In italics.  Extra emphasis.  I hate tragedy/sad fics because they make me feel sad, but I love them because they make me feel sad.  That helps me convince myself I'm still reasonably sane.  But now I'm prattling again, so that'll be good enough for this silly comment.  Hope it wasn't too annoying.

So yeah, good fic, go IJAB, w00t!



#14 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

This even made ME cry. Nothing makes me cry... :fluttercry:

#15 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

dah FEELS!!!!!!!!!!!! TOO SAD!!!!!!! I HATE CRYING SO MUCH!!!!

#16 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·


Manly tears have been shed. This is probably the saddest thing i've ever read. Next to My Little Dashie that is.

#17 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·


And that's all I have to say on the subject.

#18 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

:fluttercry: I haven't teared up like this in a while. Thank you, as sad as this fic makes me, I needed it.

#19 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·

Is this really incomplete? Because I'm not sure if I could survive another hit in the feels like that. :applecry:

EDIT: Ok, now it says complete. Great story by the way.

#20 · 229w, 12h ago · · ·


Yeah, I just accidentally forgot to mark it as complete when I submitted it. Glad you liked it though. :twilightsmile:

#21 · 229w, 11h ago · · ·


you made Fluttershy cry! how could you!?

#22 · 229w, 11h ago · · ·


Hey, he made me cry too.

#23 · 229w, 11h ago · · ·

I love it, but it didn't make me cry like I thought I would do, so if u want ur audience to REALLY sob, add at the end: "Behind the running young mare, there stood the faded figure of Applejack looking at her sister proudly. 'I'm proud of ya sis, and mom said hi...' and then the faded mare started galloping catchin up to her lil sister and than faded away" not saying u should but. It would've been a great ending!

#24 · 229w, 11h ago · · ·

my god....im crying so hard rhye naow... dude ijab, you and your friends that made this is just genious. i dont like reading sad stories for this very reason. my little dashie taught me that. but, i couldnt help myself on this one either. but a good cry once in a while is good for ya. so, yea. thanks again bruh, goos, no fantastic story, even if it is sad. bravo dude. :fluttercry:

#25 · 229w, 11h ago · · ·

I cried.No...men don't cry,they weep.

Seriously, good job.

Now excuses me,I need to wipe this tears.

#26 · 229w, 11h ago · · ·

Haha, thought this was a journal and I was like, "First Veggie55 now you?"

#28 · 229w, 10h ago · · ·

GOD damn this site, and releasing things when i'm asleep!! :flutterrage:

#29 · 229w, 10h ago · · ·


Incidentally, thank you for not including a funeral scene with all of her friends reacting one-by-one. It's the biggest fucking copout in every cookie cutter sadfic there is. (not to imply that this one is cookie-cutter, cause it isn't)

Also :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

#30 · 229w, 10h ago · · ·

AND CELESTIA DAMN YOU FOR MAKING ME CRY! :fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry:

#31 · 229w, 10h ago · · ·

So many things happened in my three months of absence. And now I come home to this? Man, the world just became a sad place.

#32 · 229w, 9h ago · · ·


try reading Drops Of Moonlight and Time Spells and Tears

#33 · 229w, 46m ago · · ·

I'm using this as a placeholder. I'll give my actual review after class. :pinkiesad2: Don't feel like crying this early.


:trixieshiftleft: Why the fuck are you using my font colour?

As for your suggested ending? Send any recommendations to him via PM :applejackunsure: That's common courtesy.

#35 · 228w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1165774WEll, I'm in the same position as you, and I didn't cry. I'm insane. :pinkiecrazy:

#36 · 228w, 5d ago · · ·

I had to listen to happy music to keep myself from crying. It didn't work. :fluttercry: :raritycry: :ajsleepy:

#37 · 228w, 2d ago · · ·


Fact: A robot couldn't have made that story still in the feature box. Anyways! Read this one on Silver's recommendation in that recent blog. This was not something I needed to read at 4 in the morning.

It was wonderful.

#38 · 228w, 1d ago · · ·

Beautifully well done.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

And once again, curse you iTunes! This is NOT the time to play the BBBFF song!  (from :pinkiesad2: to :raritycry: in too fast to count)

#39 · 227w, 6d ago · · ·

very well done. new to this site, but i'm slowly working my way through your stories. I've yet to read one i didn't like. :pinkiesmile:

#40 · 227w, 6d ago · · ·


That's excellent news. :pinkiehappy:

If you like my stuff, be sure to watch me for future stories. I have a couple big ones planned that you're sure to love. :twilightsmile:

#41 · 227w, 5d ago · · ·

No words...only saddness.:fluttercry::ajsleepy:

#42 · 227w, 5d ago · · ·

One of the saddest fanfics I've ever read. :ajsleepy::fluttercry::raritydespair: Why doesn't this get more favorites? It's beautiful...:heart:

#43 · 227w, 4d ago · · ·

One more soul to the call... I salute you dear author.

#44 · 227w, 4d ago · · ·


It just got approved by EqD, so it should be getting more views soon. :pinkiehappy:

#45 · 227w, 3d ago · · ·

Found it to be rather good. While I've been looking for one with a "happy ending" for a while, it was a while ago since I read a bittersweet one. I think it is called... anyhow, it was seeming IC enough and was rather plausible. And while I get the letter, I'd almost have expected them to "somehow" get the other of the mane six. All and all, I found it to be a good story.

(On a side note, pondered a bit, how did she manage the farm? Wasn't overly explained, but it seemed to be told that it needed at least 2 ponies to manage it... granted, she does have friends that could help her, at least during Applebuck season.)

#46 · 227w, 3d ago · · ·

So i did 1 for silver cloud, can i make a rap/rock song about applejack and using elements of this story

#47 · 227w, 3d ago · · ·


That's what brought me here.

Applejack is my least favourite of the mane 6... but good lord, I was saddened by this story. Well paced, consistency in the characters, and some serious feelz!

Finally, I am glad Apple Bloom can smile once again at the end :pinkiesad2:

#48 · 227w, 3d ago · · ·

You're pretty good at this. Props.

#49 · 227w, 3d ago · · ·

I'll be honest I had to stop at the letters part. I couldn't take it. I restarted, but damn just take my heart out and stamp on it already. Still choking up.

#50 · 227w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh, so you were able to read through this without crying? How about reading that letter at the end with this playing:

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