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Stay awhile, and listen.


Rainbow Dash is a headstrong, athletic pony who is utterly faithful to her friends and doesn't keep any secrets from them. Or so she pretends. Yet a surprise visit from Twilight Sparkle is about to blow the secret wide open, and the multi-hued pegasus will find out just how strong their friendship is.

Note: This story was written in the week following the airing of "May The Best Pet Win", and well before "Read It and Weep" was even known about. As such it haws since been overtaken by canon, but most folk tend to like it still so I will upload it here so I have a bit of a presence on FIMfiction beyond "lurker #347,921".

This story also includes "The Unrelated Epilogue" which is a mini-story based on a loose bit in the main one that I felt did not stand on its own, but that I wanted up nonetheless. It has Luna, but not RD or TS.
Cover image is a screencap from the show.

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Comments ( 120 )

I've read this before and loved it! It's good to see it here.

Favourites list already.

Pretty good I like it!
Also can any of you guys who read this comment can you please read my first ever story on my page called:
Another Rainbow in the Sky.
I need views for feedback before my collaborator Dark Lightning posts part 2 and before I can publish it (because it doesn't have at least 1000 words!:flutterrage:)!

everypony seems to be posing stuff that was only on google docs at one point. glad to see this one, though

An amazing and well-thought out story, to which I can somewhat relate as well. The moment Luna started describing her experience of the concert in the second chapter (“It was if I could hear the voice of life itself shouting defiance at the abyss, refusing to be beaten or broken by trials and tribulations.”) I couldn't help but think of this song, especially the chorus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKePB70ncPE

I'd love to have the complete series of Mecha Battle Dragon Suit Celestia, signed or not. :rainbowdetermined2:

this story is really amazing, favourite, followed, thumbs up,tracked, the whole thing,



Ha, I read this one. It is pretty good.

I always thought she might do something like that....
And that is indeed a great way to describe music.

....I like it.

This is gorgeous! Very funny, but also very touching. It's sad to see Rainbow having to shut away a part of who she is because ponies are jerks to her. I think a lot of us can empathize with her plight. Well done!

the whole opening herself up things was amazing

:heart: I remember this from DA, again, good job.

I remember reading this on dA, I believe, when it was first posted on EqD. I really enjoyed it.

Glad to see it on fimfiction now. :twilightsmile:

From a legitimate Metalhead: good show, Sir, very good show. Were there still a rating system, I would give this piece five Shattered Skulls out of five.

Anime and Metal. 2 things I love so much. I love pony too, but it's been in my live a far shorter time.

Epilogue deserves to be it's own story.

Hehe... The Mecha-Celestia thing sounds pretty cool actualy. :rainbowlaugh:

So what inspired this one?:trixieshiftright:

Name one person in America right now who isn't a little nerdy.
Anyways. Luna likes metal? Really? Nooooooo, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. She likes dubstep. Duh. :trollestia:

I saw this fic when it was posted on Equestria Daily and I really enjoyed it :twilightsmile:

Anyone know which episode This screencap came from?

Very touching dialogue. I'd love to see someone expand this idea into a longer, proper story. Heh. Japonyme.

A pleasure to re-read these two fine pieces. :pinkiesmile:

One little thing i noticed- "Spike and Princess Celestia were like friends, of course, but the air of official business always kept things distant between the pricness", but other than that awesome fic!

The title reminds me too much of "The Games We Play", though. That was quite a HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG story.

Great story! I find it awkward that the referral came from a google search for clopfic baby carrots


:trollestia:The awesome levels would be off the charts!:rainbowlaugh:

:rainbowderp::rainbowderp::rainbowderp: that ending :rainbowderp::rainbowderp::rainbowderp: WAS HILARIOUS!!!!!!! GREAT BOOK MAN!!!!!!!!


Fake body armor?

Camo fatigues?



Luna Loves Sabaton!!!!!

I swear I need a shirt with Luna singing 'Metal Machine' on it!


Awesome work man. I love the thought of Luna being a Metalhead.


She rides in a gothic-themed chariot pulled by bat-winged pegasi, her cloak turned into bats and flew away, she's constantly loud, and when she gets mad lightning flashes from the sky. Luna is so undeniably Metal that she's practically a walking album cover. \m/


I'm glad someone figured out the band! And also the fact that the song I described is, in fact, "Metal Machine". :D I consider it one of the eminent examples of power metal and the idea of Luna rocking out to it just made me feel all warm and fuzzy. ;)

This is a really good story. It made me think of rainbow in a different light for a while which only served to flesh out her character further.


I've been a huge fan of Sabaton for several years now. I've got 3 of their CDs and almost half of their Discography in youtube links including the Van Canto cover of Primo Victoria[where lead singer Joakim Broden provided some kickass vocals]

All in all? Sabaton is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of Metal, and Metal Machine shows perfectly EXACTLY why they're so great.

Because they remember, and RESPECT the past!

"P.S. On a completely unrelated note, my friend Rainbow Dash wants to know if you will sign her copy of the Mecha Battle Dragon Suit Celestia manga the next time you visit? She says it will make it 20% cooler." :rainbowlaugh:

Good read, take my like and brohoof /)

This is how Bronies spread the Love and Tolerance basically. You watch it alone, they find out, you panic, they reassure you and then they're interested! Yup! Bronies in a nutshell.

"Death to the false metal!" silly Luna, rock birthed metal, without rock, therewould be no metal, rock is better, case closed. Commas, commas everywhere

I have this image.... Of Luna grinning like a fool having her picture taken with chain smoking Lemmy. I cannot shake this image, and it's so awesome I'm not sure I want to.

Very good.

But dear god you need to reformat this. Get rid of the walls of text please.

Always start a new line when the speaker changes.


You have my instant gratitude for linking that.

Touching... Me gustsa... Not in the weird way either. Just... *sniff* Me gusta. :pinkiesad2:

"At Basilisk Depot by Webly Cloudwalker"
Mother of God... A MLP fic is the LAST place I expected to find an Honorverse reference! :twilightsmile:

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