SPECIAL SOCIAL STANDARDS BOX BECAUSE SOCIAL STANDARDS IS SPECIAL
Braeburn Apple has always been raised in a conservative household, as a member of the Apple family.
Throughout his life, he's been taught what's 'wrong' and what's 'right', who he was allowed to love, and who he wasn't. Above all, he was told what to be, and how to be it.
When he meets a certain blue Pegasus stallion buying pies at Sweet Apple Acres while he just so happens to be staying there, he discovers feelings he never knew he had.
Unfortunately, they happen to be the same ones he was always taught to suppress.
Can Soarin convince him that it's not wrong to be in love, and that, sometimes, in order to be happy, you need to break out of your comfort zone?
A story about discovering who you are, and being that person, no matter what others tell you to be.
WARNING: M/M, SoarinxBraeburn Coltcuddling! Touches up on some serious social issues in the real world, but with ponies, and at least 20% cooler.
If you don't like it, please do not read it.
Rated T for alcohol references, crude humour, and slight language.
Cover image is by Mn27 on DeviantART.
Edited by many people, included Carcer, LunaUsesCaps, and Diexna, but none have contributed more than the amazing Smayds, who has been my main editor for almost every chapter.More Less
Every three days, Twisty Twirl drops off a letter at the Canterlot post office.
Because of the miles that separate them, Black Rain and Twisty Twirl have to communicate through a series of letters and grow their relationship and bond without any physical contact.
Every three months, Cloudsdale is blown by the northern winds up to Canterlot as it makes an orbit around Equestria.
As the two are forced to wait longer and longer to see each other physically, winter melts away and spring begins to bloom, until the day finally comes where the two are side-by-side. As hard as it may be to wait for that day, both know that if they're patient enough, it just might be worth it.
Image by Cap'n Blulead.
Edited by Smayds.
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The Flim-Flam brothers are salesponies. They're good salesponies, at that. Throughout their careers, they've done their best to be honest, good gentlecorns. Sure, they've had a few misguided attempts here and there, but at least they always regret the things that they do wrong.
Sometimes, though, ponies have to take shortcuts in order to succeed in life. Survival of the fittest and all that. That's exactly what Flim and Flam are masters of. You might have to be a little bit heartless to succeed in life.
But, hey. It's the business world. It's the real world.
It's marketing to idiots that are stupid enough to fall for schemes and tactics that make them so great at what they do.
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Time moves on. In spite of whatever happens, the world still turns. The clock still ticks.
There is an imbalance in Equestria.
Long after the Elements of Harmony have gone their separate ways to have families and their own lives, the only ones who can sense it are the Princess and the Spirit of Disharmony himself.
And Princess Celestia is insisting it has something to do with the foals of the Mane Six!
Much to the parents' protest, she sends them on a far-away journey to a land called Dystopia to stop whatever was disturbing Equestria before it is torn apart.
But, it seems that the threat has always been right under their noses, and is far more powerful than anypony ever imagined. How do you defeat a being that can change your very memories against your own will?
Somehow, they have to only hope that their foals are safe while everything slowly comes full circle.
"Turmoil and Harmony are like the two sides of one coin; one simply cannot exist without the other."
Fluttermac, SoarinDash, TwilightWhooves, Bluejack, DiscordPie, SpikeRarity
Rated for very light crude humor, alcohol references, very minor language.
Images of the Elements of Turmoil made with General Zoi's pony maker: http://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Creator-Full-Version-254295904
Future cover image will be by Auzie-Angel: http://auzie-angel.deviantart.com/More Less