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"Love is a force of nature."

In the Swayback Mountains, a violent storm and its aftermath force Rarity and Applejack to reappraise their feelings for each other.

Illustration by the awesome JakNeurotic.

Chapters (3)
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Comments ( 68 )
knighty
Site Owner

(you forgot to publish the chapters btw, did it for you)

Also. Probably the best shipfic ever.

That was a rather great fic I must say.. I hope you continue writing them :)

One of my favourite ships. Great fic, awesome work with their feelings. Love that Rarity.

I can happily say that this was the FanFic that got me liking the Rarity/Applejack pairing so much. A lot of your FanFics are awesome, but this one will still always be my favorite.

good story what will happend to rarity on to next chapter

wow poor rarity she feels sad for what happend and whent to ponyvilly without applejack, so she can go to the rodeo

this story is good/ a good rarity and applejack ship :twilightsmile:

I had thought that a Rarity - Applejack pairing would be impossible. So I immediately looked for one.

I didn't expect it to be so well-written and fun! Great job!

*BRAVO!*

Well-written!

Highly believable, and lots of fun!

Hmm... Cut off JUST before it it would have turned into a clopfic. Meh. Just as well. :twilightblush:

:trollestia::yay: Loving the suspense

:ajsmug: I got some sugar fer ya, Rarity...
:raritywink: Oh ho ho~:heart:
:rainbowhuh: WHO'S IN THERE!
*!* Fic Over
The ship set sail. It comes by once a year. It's the SS RareJack.

Not

Minor typos galore, but that doesn't make it any less of a story. Rarity shouldn't let her generosity get the better of her. Even if it would allow Applejack to go to the rodeo there's no way she will let anypony who is sick go off on her own. Your Rarity is about 80% accurate, but your Applejack is only about 45% accurate. Your Applejack angers too easily, and she gets TOO angry. I don't expect ever writer to be perfect, or agree on how characters would act, but this is how I feel.

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I am many things in many places. Here I am Not.

Not

In this chapter your AJ was much more believable. I quite enjoyed it. The ending wasn't abrupt or painful like many of these stories are. I also appreciate that you made it in such a way that it can still exist in the universe of the show, if out of the public eye. This is one of the pairings that I like better. It is more believable, and it has the simple dynamic of supporting opposites. Reading this with a jar of Nutella made me quite happy.

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I am many things in many places. Here I am Not.

The most clop-fic you can get without being a clop-fic.:twilightblush:
I read The magic book a long time ago your writeing is just so captivateing.
The detail makes it feel like its a movie
I hope to see more
Much love <3

Amazing, I agree with Knighty, and the others. A true masterpiece among all epic proportions! Great job:
http://arch.413chan.net/MLP_awesome-(n1299327095152).jpg

Alright, just so everypony knows, the idea for this story came from a short-story written in 1997 called "Brokeback Mountain". It was later turned into a film. Basically, the same stuff happens, except it's with two cowboys. :eeyup::applejackunsure:

I'm not sure if I'm the only one who realizes this :trixieshiftleft:

during the cut off rarity and apple jack were screaming like :pinkiegasp: and then were all like :ajsmug: :raritywink:

Really, really cute.
Love the play on the title, and the way you managed Apple Jack's dialect was spot-on if you ask me.
Hope to see more like this. =3

Hands down, my favorite Rarijack fic of all time.

Best.Shipfic.Ever. And I don't even ship these two! :ajsleepy::raritywink:

It good to see that this also made it into FiM. :pinkiehappy:

Great Story! Make more! :pinkiehappy:

One of the best fics ever to grace this site. 5 stars.

Am I the only one that realizes the connection between this and 'Brokeback Mountain'?
i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/105/262/i%20see%20what%20you%20did%20there%202.png

That was a really good ship-fic, and as soon as I saw the title I was like "A fic based off brokeback mountain, this should be interesting."

This is my favorite ship fic that I've ever read. I also laughed a little when I saw that it was rated everyone, because it was more intense than any teen rated shipping that I've seen

to me some bits are a bit awkward

82766
NOPE.AVI
Do note, that's the one with AJ as Enji.
Also, so glad I finally got round to reading this.:pinkiehappy:

DF

I wish I could give this one two tumbs up.

FINALLY! Hello, context for the call-backs. I'm... suddenly dropping in on a bunch of Rarity shipfics, when just weeks ago I'd claim to have never read one. I don't know what's worse; that I'd been on this site for going on three months and it took so long into that to stumble across even one, or that since then I've found a metric fuck-ton, and all by accident with this sole exception.

I'm not sure if this is an annoying question you hear too often, but... is there some sort of continuity with at least some of these stories? In the three other stories I've read by you, these mountains were present as things that existed, but Interventions Are Magic went with directly mentioning their outings and what they did out there, and The Party Hasn't Ended is pretty clearly meant to be a sequel of sorts, if just an indirect/spiritual one.

...or maybe I can just read some of your other stories and see if I can't answer my own damn question.

363486

Dammit! Now you got me thinking! ...The Party Hasn't Ended was my favorite by Butterscotch, but this one was done quite well.

Silverstein222 out!

Loved it. Great shipfic. You never fail to disappoint. Keep up the good work!

430387

You may want to check the wording on that comment :facehoof:

And I quote :unsuresweetie: : "Aww, that was such a sweet story."
And with my favourite ship, to boot. Thanks for sharing. Your shipfics truly are masterpieces. :twilightsmile:

Shouldn't this be teen?
Just wondering.

An excellent story. :twilightsmile: My only complaint is that the paragraph structure in the first two chapters were messed up. Sentences were broken up oddly in many of the larger paragraphs. May want to look into it.

I rarely ever read shipping or romance in general but this... Was strangely appealing... I like.

I always found myself being a TwiDash fan, and still am, but I can always enjoy my second favorite paring in a fanfic. Especially one as good as this! Bravo. :twilightsmile:

211495 No, it was pretty clear. I mean, that's what it's obviously named after.

I genuinely didn't like this fic.
I'm cool with the ship itself, but this, to me, was awkwardly and unrealistically written. I need to try a Rarijack one-shot.

978718
This is a Rarijack oneshot, Emerald Flight. But it's nice to have another thumbs down to keep those other sixteen ones company! :raritywink:

980539
I said I need to try one. Me. And this isn't a one-shot, a one-shot is one chapter. I don't care if you posted them all at the same time.
And me commenting that I genuinely disliked your fic certainly doesn't invite poor sarcasm.

48375
The closest -- the closest thing you can -- the --
SENSUAL WRITERS' GROUP. TONS AND TONS OF NON-CLOP-BUT-VERY-CLOSE-TO-CLOP FICS.
And a lot of them are better than this one.

982994

I think you don't realise that this is very probably the first Rarijack fic ever written, Emerald Flight. :pinkiesmile: It's also one of the very first shipping fics. Uploaded to 4chan's /co/ back on the 10th January, 2011, just halfway through season 1 (Call of the Cutie had aired a few days earlier), it was the second pony story I'd ever written (after Letters from Derpy's Mailbag). As such, it's a bit rough around the edges and might seem pretty clichéd - but that's because it invented some things which have since become clichés. But like most things that come first, it's perhaps famous despite its quality. :twilightblush:

983612
Like one of the first pony grimdarks? I fucking despise Cupcakes. It's just... stupid. And My Little Dashie (but I'm seeing the movie). And --
...
STOP ADDRESSING ME BY MY FULL NAME.
It's actually frightening me. Literally. Anyways, that means that you're an original brony, and you automatically get 12% additional respect from me and 900 Universal Man Points for being one of the first to open up to the genderbent world that you like ponies.
Ergo, you are now at 68% respect, and, from what I can tell, 939 UMP's.
You're a good person. /)

This fic was THE FIC that got me starting to think about writing my own. Can't thank you enough for putting it out there! dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Cloudchaser_dealwithit.png

hats off to you!

Formatting issues aside, this was beautifully done. :ajsmug::raritystarry:

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