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    Self-deprecating comment here

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May
3rd
2022

Proof of Product · 3:43am May 3rd

So, I don't normally do this, but I hate going so long without giving you guys anything story-related. So, to prove that the next chapter of Spectacular Seven does exist in some form, I'm going to give a rare sneak preview. It might not be substant in length, but the content should satisfy some of you.

Self-deprecating comment here

Please enjoy below the break.

A strong knock at the door broke their conversation. Sunset grunted and got up from the couch, her muscles aching in protest. She looked through the peephole and furrowed her brow. The only thing she could make out was a black shirt straining against a set of very defined abs. 

She unlocked the door and opened it just enough to stick her head through. She then had to crane her neck upward to see her guest’s face. The man had to be at least six and half feet tall and was all muscle. His gray biceps bulged in his sleeves which looked ready to tear. He had a sculped jawline with a tuft of black beard, and a buzzcut on top. His eyes were narrowed, and his mouth set in an annoyed grimace. 

“Um, can I help you?” Sunset asked.

The man brought a fist to his mouth and cleared his throat, his glower softening. “Pardon for the interruption,” he said in a masculine, gravely voice. “I was informed that I could find a girl by the name of Pinkie Pie here.”

Sunset fought the urge to look back to Pinkie and give this stranger any sort of confirmation. “And, who told you that?”

He cleared his throat again. “Yes, let me start from the beginning.  My name is Iron Will. I am a parole and corrections officer at the Canterlot Detention Center. You see, I have in my charge—” He stepped to the side, his massive frame having perfectly hid two people.

“Aria? Sonata?” Sunset blinked at the two Sirens, a nervous prickle of deja vu running down her spine.

Aria gave a bored peace sign. “‘Sup?” 

Sunset opened her mouth to respond, but someone grabbed her arm and spun her off to the side before throwing the door wide open. 

Sonnie!

Pinkie!

Pinkie ran onto the porch and pulled Sonata into a hug. They spun around, laughing with tears in their eyes, acting as if they hadn’t seen each other in years.

Sunset returned to the threshold, scowling until she saw the warm embrace. Aria stepped around them, crossing her arms and rolling her eyes.

“Today was our free day, and Sonata wouldn’t shut up about seeing you again,” Aria explained. She poked Iron Will in the bicep. “It took a while to convince iron head here it wasn’t some ploy.”

Iron Will slapped her hand away. “Iron Will still doesn’t trust you. I only agreed because it was within your parole limits.”

Sonata and Pinkie pulled away from each other but kept their hands on the other’s shoulders. “Oh my gosh, there’s so much I wanna tell you, Sonnie!”

“Me too! The detention center is actually a lot of fun! We have arts and crafts every other day! Oh! But we actually really wanted to talk to you about something important!” She dropped her voice to a whisper. “It’s about Adagio.”

“So, can we like, come inside?” Aria asked.

Sunset raised an angry eyebrow. 

Aria groaned and tossed her head back. “We’re sorry about last time and we’re not up to anything evil. We turned ourselves in, didn’t we?”

“That doesn’t change the fact that you came into my house and attacked my family!” Artemis swept up behind Sunset and glared at the Sirens.

“Joy, the old man’s back,” Aria deadpanned.

“I am not old!”

Iron Will cleared his throat, a rumble that sounded like an avalanche. “Sir, I will be more than glad to remove these delinquents if you feel they’re a problem.”

Artemis opened his mouth, but Aria cut across him. “Look, we’re sorry, okay? We mean it. We’re sorry for all the crap we put you through. Your dumb colorful friends here showed us that maybe there’s a better life than following Adagio’s orders. And we’re here because we want to help.”

“I believe them!” Pinkie said, hugging Sonata again.

Sunset saw a rare scowl on Artemis’ face, distrust in his eyes. She put a hand on his shoulder and said into his ear, “Pinkie’s key to the chest came from Sonata. I think they’re really reformed this time.”

Artemis opened and closed his mouth a few times, resembling a gasping fish. He let out a sigh and turned into the house. “Just remember: you’re outnumbered and outmatched.”

Aria rolled her eyes as she followed him inside. Pinkie looped her arm through Sonata’s and led her into the house with a skip. Iron Will, face stoic, followed last.

Everything is a work in progress until it's not.

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Comments ( 18 )

Awesome, can't wait!!! :pinkiehappy:

Everything is a work in progress until it's not.

A true statement that. :eeyup:

JMP
JMP #3 · May 3rd · · ·

Sounds like it'll be a very interesting chapter. I look forward to its eventual release :). Take all the time you need; some things are worth waiting for

Nice, its gonna be awesome

Thank you, Artemis for giving the sirens a good reality check.

Glad to hear from ya, Albi. Thanks for the update.

Ooooooh, I can't waittttt!!!! Was thinking about this just yesterday too, so excited

I got an idea for a side plot. You know that small clip where Rarity and Sunset talk about Banksy and then it's later revealed that Sunset IS Banksy? I think it'll be interesting how her friends realize that some of the street art was all Sunset's fault.

Wonderful and spectacular! I was worried when Iron Will showed up for Pinkie, but as things slowly came to light my concern turned to joy as we saw our two beans embrace one another. Yeah, as seen with Sunset and Artemis, there is still a little to a lot of anger over what happened, but Sunset does see the proof they may have reformed after turning themselves in and the key. Definitely wonder how much they'll be able to talk about with Iron Will there, but Perhaps Artemis has a spell.

This definitely has a great hook for the chapter and I can't wait to see it! Take all the time you need to make it perfect. I know it'll be ready wen you think its ready. :twilightsmile:

Oh!

So looking forward to read this (again) in the full story.

Hope things are going well and you are pleasantly busy.

WOWEE are we in for a treat! You never disappoint this reader Albinocorn, we're sure the next chapter is qell worth the wait!

Thanks bud, this really helped wet our figurative whistle hehe. Can't wait to see what's next!

Tekket #14 · May 6th · · ·

So excited to see Aria and Sonata again! I can't wait to see more of what you've written for Spectacular Seven!

But I'm also fully capable of waiting for the next update! Thank you for the sneak peek!

Thanks for the update. This is actually the first time I've been to the site in a few months lol. What got me to come back was my annual re-reading of Long Road. Not sure if you'd still be looking in these comments, but I'm curious to know if the Ministry of Image has reached out to you about making Spectacular Seven physical when you're done. And if not, are you interested at all in getting a physical version released?

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They have actually! I am definitely interested in making physical copies of this someday.

Looks good so far!

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