When the light dims and the flame burns out, the magic inside of us all will forever remain.
this made me mad and then made me cry and then made me smile in ten seconds flat i wish there was a rainbow salute icon on fimfiction cause i'd give it to u
just take my internet please? I sure as hell don't need it after this. Now if you'll excuse me I gotta go get a hose to get all this tear water outta my house
>>154510154510 & >>154573154573 & >>154583154583 I cried earlier than first!
Thyrai, you're an amazing, amazing bastard. Have some internetz, plus all my money.
I got nothin' else. Except for that ending. So hopeful, yet it keeps with the dark mood of the story nonetheless. That filly will grow up to do great things.
This is just...beautiful. I-I promised I wouldn't cry...
my grandmother passed away last week, she was a good friend to me, and all those around her. and because of her, I believe we are all given the same amount of time on this world, but our actions are what cause the time to speed up, and slow down, and I believe she gave so much of her time to other people, she had no time left for herself, but even so she gave every second she had to others. this reminded me so much of her I was in tears by the end of it.... I love this story.
sorry for the rant, but sometimes you need to say things.
I am afraid to read this because it can induce tears... On a scale of 1-10, how bad can the stuff that causes crying in this be?
This is THE FIRST STORY THAT EVER MADE ME CRY!
dam it dam it dam it
you sir are just that ....epic
Many manly tears have been shed this day. BRONIES! RISE. TODAY, WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN. THESE FIVE PONIES HAVE TAUGHT US ALL ABOUT FRIENDSHIP, MAGIC, AND MUFFINS. NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID FOR US. WITHOUT THEM, WE WOULD HAVE NEVER COME TOGETHER AS ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN FANBASES ON THE WEB. BROHOOF!
I currently hate you for how good this is.
that was just beautiful I can't even begin to thank you enough for writing this.
PS. after reading another story about the passing of friends I wrote a letter to Celestia telling what I learned from it and I would like to share it with you because this story reminded me of it and if I didn't already write the letter I would have after reading this.
Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned that when you lose somepony close to you, like a best friend you shouldn't be sad,
even though losing somepony may be hard and it may hurt you inside, you might be able to learn something by looking back at your friendship
and seeing what you have been though together and what you learn and remember may in fact be beautiful,
so don't cry over the loss of a friend just remember all the fun times you had together and just remember friendship is the best magic there is and nothing will ever change that
your loving subject NimbleBolt.
As much as it made me cry, I loved Decay. And I loved this, even more so when I found out it was an unofficial sequel to it.
Confound these ponies they drive me to sad fics.
I don't think I can say anything that can do this story some justice. Simply because it was so beautiful. Sad but beautiful. You kind of touched upon a fear that I once had; that I would be the last one standing amongst the ones I loved. But it's something that I don't fear anymore. Love and friendship really can transcend anything, even death. As a stand-alone fic, this worked out really well. Though I think it could have also worked as the epilogue for Decay. But I'm not going to question your reasoning, as the end result was, for lack of a better word, magic. Marvelous job on this, and while I'm at it, Decay as well.
So sad I could barely finish it... *Sniff* Five stars for you friend
Oh my freaking God, I'm trying not... to... okay, you've done it. You've written a story that makes me cry, but makes me extremely happy. I love this story. % stars. A favorite. Money. I don't know what else to do.
You are a warrior poet stabbing my emotions to the point of tears(NON-MANLY tears)
Amazing. One of the most beautiful Fan fictions i've ever read.
Am i heartless bastard for not crying here?
Amazing fic tho. Loved it from start to finish.
i WON'T! Great story !!! and it even hinted at the best shipped pair!
Keep on writing you are great at it.
It's... I'm not... I just have something in my eye, okay?
there is not much i can say yes manly tears have been shded i stated reeding sad fic with the pric you pay but i alwas love a good sad/dathe fic so good job
Five stars. You really captured emotion in every sentence. What an excellent read. I thought of doing something like this, but since you've already done it, and brilliantly, I might add,I think I'll do something different.... -plots-
I loved every bit except the slight Rainbow-Twilight, because I'm not a fan of pairings, but whatever floats your boat!
I wish people were that eager to pre-read my stories.
I'm back, with an announcement. After reading this, who can call their tears manly tears?
"And the magic never fades..." great ending to a great story... showing that the magic will never fade & end....
What the hell is this thing I have in my eye...
5 stars well earned
This is wonderful. Keep up the good work. This is a wonderful finish to Decay, hope you'll come up with something else soon.
This is the first fic where I could feel tears in my eyes. Beautiful absolutely beautiful. I wish I could give it 100 stars but five will have to do.
You broke me, I've got absolutely nothing left in me. I don't read sad fics, I can't it usually hurts. However I neede something to distract me from studying. I made it all the way to he end, then read the final line and began to tear up. This was beautiful, in fact I can't express how this made me feel using words.
Thank you for writing this.
MANLY TEARS WERE SHEED HERE
"A song of magic that never fades away."
5 million tears
dammit thyrai, between this and Decay you make me cry too much ;-;
But you are a fantastic author
Got through like, five paragraphs. I just can't do it, this is exactly why I don't read "sad" tags. Amazingly written, but that's probably one of the reasons I dislike sad tags. They're written so well you almost believe it.
I like this... It's odd, but A LOT of sad fics are coming out.....
Well i'll be damned. The SOB can write. Well done, and know that i now hate you forever and ever.
God I wish i could cry >:(
Only three things in this world can make me cry, My Little Dashie, This Story, and Fluttershy.
This was sad, but this was HAPPY sad, the way sad stories are supposed to be! You know, the ones that give us hope and all that frou-frou feeling stuff at the end.
I had to read it in chunks because my vision kept blurring. How did you manage to write this...?
I'm off to read Decay and probably watch you. Yes, in the creepy way.
i love this story thank you
There isn't enough spamming of the laughing rainbow dash to execute how hilarious this story is to me. Superb writing, all the way, author! Keep at it!
wow... i never thought that a single story of this length make me cry twice . Outstanding work
And of course I was listening to Debussy's Clair de Lune while reading this...
Observation: browsing the comments helps brace the heart. Still a hard hit emotionally.
Beautiful, simply beautiful
5 stars aren't nearly enough
This was a great read. Loved every paragraph, every detail. You sir do know how to stir emotions.
I have never cried not laughed as hard, never smiled as genuinely nor have thought so hard about time in my entire life. I thank you, for you have truly made my day. This fic is nothing short of perfect. I literally cannot find a single thing wrong.
It's a bit sappy...buuuuut have a favourite and all of my stars. You've earned them.
About halfway through, I started thinking this had to be somehow related to the story Decay. Then I saw the comment at the end. Guess I should pay more attention to author names.
Knew this was going to be a sad story from the title alone. Hardly anything gets to me more than end-of-an-era type stories like this. Wish I had something more worthwhile to say, though this does kinda make me want to work on a thematically related picture idea I've been tossing around for a while.
I fear for my tear ducts just reading the comments! I'm going to favorite this and MAYBE read it later. I'm not sure... My heart is still unstable after My Little Dashie & What Hurts the Most.
Ok I read it anyway and OH MY GOD.
I'm out of words I'm just in tears.
I... Take my five stars. It's small and probably means little, but it's all I can give. That ending was truly magnificent.
READ ALL THE SAD!
Hehe While I didn't cry, I loved the story. I actually sort of like the sagas of the ultimate future and end of the story. We see that she was happy, and passed peacefully I'm sure. In the end, they are together again in whatever new dimension they are tearing up XD. ^_^ thanks for the great story, I'm glad they it seemed to end well.
after reading what followed after "Hey . . ." I mentally crashed. I knew what the story was going to be about, and I kept reading
"What's so great about sad?"
"It's happy for deep people."
Sally Sparrow had it right.
I don't think I've ever seen a fic with 100+ 5/5's but this one absolutely deserves it. So much emotion into less than 4,000 words! That takes talent. The atmosphere, the characters, the dialogue, everything was near perfection! The emotional impact can't be overstated, though by premise alone, end of an era fics are sad. I found a few punctuation typos, but I had to actually look for them, so it didn't detract at all from the story. 5/5 and bravo!
Amazing story, pulled at the right strings. Good job comrade. this whole concept brings up an interesting thought
Love, sadness, hate. I really don't think any of these emotions hold precedence over one another, we all have them, and they all take their hold, sadness, love, hate, all can pierce the heavens, rip people apart, and bring them together.
Despite all this contradicting madness, I am honored to be human and have a chance to 'feel' such things....
That was... beautiful. If anypony deserves to have such a master piece written about them, it's the mane 6.
I love this story!!!!!!!
This was one of the saddest fics I've read and I loved every single second of it
And if the sadness wasn't enough, I was listening to "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer while reading = Not a good idea
I haven't cried so much in ages...:
I never read sad stories but this one has the best ratings ive ever seen so i read it... fuck ill never read a sad story again
NOW LISTEN UP, FELLOW BRONIES!
THERE IS A HELL LOTTA CRAP OUT THERE IN THE WORLD, AND I AIN'T GONNA LIE TO YOU:
DEATH IS JUST ONE TYPE OF SHIT THAT OCCURS ON THIS PLANET.
BUT LIFE IS A GIFT, GIVEN TO MAGGOTS LIKE YOU SO YOU CAN SPEND IT ON SOMETHING WORTHWHILE! THIS HERE PIECE OF LITERARY GENIUS REMINDS US THAT SHIT HAPPENS.
BUT IT ALSO REMINDS YOU THAT LIFE IS WORTH LIVING! I PITY THE SORRY SACKS OF SCUM WHO GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT LEARNING THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP! AND IF ANY OF YOU GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT FEELING TRUE HAPPINESS, I SWEAR I WILL BUST YOU DOWN TO MAGGOT RANK SO FAST IT'LL MAKE YOUR BALLS RETRACT BACK INTO YOUR WORTHLESS CROTCHES!!!
NOW GET OUT THERE AND KICK SOME FLANK!
DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?!
I can't even say manly tears were shead, I'm balling like a and I don't care you magnificent bastard!
This was ever so lovely. I liked the references to TwixDash. It was all done really sweetly and sadly. The ending reminded me of Watership Down. Sad but beautiful.
Curse you! I almost cried more than I did when I read My Little Dashie.
I cried so much reading this last night...
Ok. So usually I tend to tear up at the mere sighting of a Sad-tag, but the Spike-part in this story made me bawl like there was no tomorrow!
I give this story 5 units of rehydration-sollution, which by coincidence is as many as I'll go treat myself to now!
Jokes aside, this was a very beautiful story!
Sometimes it starts to rain in my house
Oh man i almost started crying towards the end there
Hmmmmm. There's a subtle tone in the comments that hints this fic might be sad. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Oh balls there's a sadness comparison between this and My Little Dashie. Ok people on a Seymour scale of 1 to 10, 1 being bittersweet and 10 being soul-crushingly sad, how many Seymours is this fic?
I just need to keep hitting myself... the tears will stop... they have to stop....
WHY WILL THEY NOT STOP?
God. Dammit. Stop freaking doing this to me. Now I've got to scour the archives for some half-decent comedies until I feel normal again.
I always applaud any author brave enough to do something like this, because future fates are something people rarely want to consider. It makes for a story that's depressing as f*ck.
Now I must get to a bit of criticism. While the entire thing was very well written, and with a far more cohesive plot structure than Decay, I found Spike's fate to be a bit confusing. I ended up getting everything muddled out at the end of the scene, but there was a small moment when I was struggling to figure out what was going on. But it was a small point, and I can blame a bit of insomnia on my part, so I'll forgive you for that. But apart for that, any nitpicky issue I had with Decay either isn't present here, or I didn't notice it.
So...well done, I suppose. Leave me in peace now.
I was glad to have the honer to pre read for you its a good story.
Is it sad that at one time this would have made me cry uncontrollably, but after reading so many other stories like this, I can't shed any more tears.
That being said, this was a beautiful story and I thank you for it.
i dont want to think about the mane 6 dieing! i dont want it to end!
I have that A7X song. "Second Heartbeat". I listened to it throughout the reading. And it just made the story that much more powerful.
You've earned every star you've been given thus far, and every star that will be passed to you in the future.
Can't say I personally found it sad, but it was still a good read
“No. It just feels like I've been here before. Watching the sunset with somepony who loves me.”
Me: Who, Rainbow Dash? That sounds like that one story I read last week.
An epilogue for another story? Better check that out...
I AM SO STUPID
I know I'll be like that one day, remembering all the good friends I've made and wishing I could go back to the best of times. Good writing, my good sir.
Manly tears... they weren't shed. Pure heartfelt tears were. I like reading these kinds of stories, but I could never not cry while reading them.
I liked it. A lot. Had one of those good endings that leaves you feeling empty but filled to the brim at the same time. But, nothing can make me cry, except for My Little Dashie. That was a one time thing.
wow... that was the closest a fic ever got to making me cry... still didn't, but I had to stop reading every minute or so to not cry at it...
you guys must think I'm some kind of heartless bastard for not crying to this... lol... it was very sad tho
Also i reread decay, and i like the new ending better...
So powerful that I am just speechless. . This has to be the greatest sadfic i've read since My Little Dashie. Keep up the good work!
So much cry. Very sad...even though I don't agree with the particular romance you mentioned.
This fic was sad and great
I'm not crying....seriously..
Though I do have something in my eye....Shit!! Is that a tear?!!!
I... can't... stop... CRYING! Oh my goodness this was so beautiful and sad. I have to save this story!
Holy shit balls 5.0 at 166 ratings
Never read a sad story while listening to sad music... I have to say, this story is sad, but true....