I apologize for the three-week gap, but with life catching up with me, I've had very little time to work on this chapter. Now, I may have finished a chapter of "Demise" (which, I think most of you won't like, since it's a tad sad), and devoted around 45 minutes every night to doodling ponies. I'm improving, very, very slowly, and have been at it for a week. Nevertheless, Here's the story you've all been waiting for.
Now, before you murder me about my incorrect explanation of radiation (there is no such thing as cold radiation, it is simply the hot objects lose their heat to the night sky, etc...) or drowning, or shock, remember: I am an architecture student, so I'm pretty much useless in about everything. I also think a proper explanation would have been far too complex, and Twilight would have tried to dumb it down for her friends. And also, I have poetic license, so your argument is invalid.
When I started writing, I honestly never thought my chapters would ever break the 5000 word barrier. How wrong was I? The length was also a part of the reason the story took such a long time to write.
Also, I'm not overly fond of the plot devices I used in this chapter. Caramel is unlucky, again. Snakes; Bronius Maximus used them way better in at Home On The Range. Well, I decided to bite the pillow (what?) and just be done with it. Please don't hate me.
The one character I really like though is nurse Redheart. I think she'd be very nice until about 5 PM, and the later her shift would drag on, the more pragmatic and cynical she'd become. Also, why aren't there more nurse Redheart fics. Not even good ones, it offers itself very nicely to a self insert. A strange pony is found beat up outside of Ponyville (he was probably a traveller) and falls in love with the mare who nursed him back to health. Or something... (I promise never to write it, though).
I also hope FlutterMac is to your liking, and RariPie makes sense. I refuse to idealize relationships. They're probably never perfect anyway, but that doesn't mean they're not worthwhile. I wouldn't know though.
The next two chapters I promise will be simpler, with very little FlutterMac or RariPie drama. I hope to release them short after one another, so it might take two to three weeks to get it done.
The sequel-o-meter currently stands at 1, which means one of you suggested it. I wouldn't write a sequel, but an extra chapter/epilogue could be in the works if there should be demand.
Spoiler: The next chapter will contain 20% more coolness courtesy of the Wonderbolts and 40% more of pegasi questioning the direction in which Caramel's barn doors swing. It will be called: Asumptions XII: Up To The Sky, Down To The Ground.
The guess the artist whose lame song lyrics EG uses to name his chapters is still open (they're not the actual song names, though).
Also, I inserted some Bjork lyrics into last chapter, they were: “As much as I definitely enjoy solitude/ I wouldn't mind, perhaps/ Spending a little time with you/ sometimes, sometimes” from the song Possibly Maybe (It's a nice song, listen to it).