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Pony Professor


After losing their magic, the Dazzlings are hit hard by shame and sadness. None are more hopeless than Adagio Dazzle, who loses all light in her life and begins to sing a swan song. For sirens, this is suicide.

Sonata Dusk begs for the help of Sunset Shimmer and her friends to stop the song and keep Adagio alive, but they discover that saving a life is more difficult than saving a school, and they may not be able to keep their former enemy from fading away forever.

This story was inspired by the song "Never Too Late" by Three Days Grace.

"Main 6" is tagged but Twilight is not in this story.
Rated Teen for language and mature subject matter.

Chapters (7)
Comments ( 66 )

I like it so far. Keep up the good work.

This is a GENIUS idea! My father once told me about swan songs. He said that some swans would be mute their entire lives, then sing one glorious song as they died...the story always made me sad.


Interesting; yet another story about the dazzlings that covers the subject of [them or others] asking the hair6 (a.k.a The Rainbooms) for help in some form, and also another story that mentions immortality.
In a different light, it's nice to see how these sort of things play out. Tragically, the idea of this Swan Song is interesting - Perhaps, what would be the consequences, if this song were to fully carry out?
Adagio dies - and then what?
Or, you might pick a more sweet path and convince her not to carry it out.
Then there's a twist. Or something. I'm going down all the Dazzling fics so far to see what kind of things I can invest, between personality and ideas and moods, so that I can write my own (But of course, I won't try to steal other's ideas, I'm just looking for inspiration)
But good job, so far!

Hmm, interesting idea. Keep going! :twilightsmile: Hopefully they can help Adagio.

Love this. And nice name to by the way. The ''Swan song'' sounds nice. Also nice taste in music.

Pacing seemed a bit quick, but I like where this could go.

This looks promising, keep it up :twilightsmile:

Well that was a touching sidetrack. Nice to see this finally continue.

I feel like that was still a little fast, but it was definitely an improvement over the previous chapter!

More....I BETTER GET IT!!!!

(loads shotgun) If you'll excuse me, I got some Rarity-insulting boys to hunt down. :twilightangry2:

Love this story. Also Applejack was a great friend for Rarity.

I thought so too. Also, a lot of people seem to fail to give Sonata much character depth. She seems to get used like a throwaway to get things started. The dejected, etc Sonata look seems overused to me, but then there are a limited number of ways to make the character seem desperate. Why would she do this in the cafeteria though? I would think this would be a private matter to her. I mean if anyone else knew they might go beat try and beat her up or something.

How could anyone possibly be bullying Rarity? YOU MONSTERS! :flutterrage:

Aw that's such a sweet story! Kudos to AJ for standing up for Rarity like she did! :ajsmug:

Interesting idea and good characterization so far!

Yeah, Rarity haters are the worst scum. :coolphoto:

Woah nelly, that got really dark really fast. :applejackconfused:

Fluttershy of all people with an abusive dad and living in a bad neighbourhood? Wow. :rainbowderp:

5753244 I didn't intend for him to come off as abusive. In fact, I think he was supportive of Fluttershy's habits up until a point. He just put up with it for longer than his sanity could stand.

... What a pair of GREAT parents!

Let's give them all a hand people!

Damn, what a backstory for Applejack's parents. High in tension, drama and especially emotion. Good job.

Yikes. Even worse, it's startlingly close to my own headcanon.

It hit me.... right in the feels! :applecry:

Also, the ending, I think, deserves this song.

Death from childbirth and the father dying in a traffic accident at the same time? Sheesh that was some really bad luck of the Apples that day.

Also what about MUH MODERN MEDICINE?


I'm just kidding take your time. :twilightsmile:

Or I'm I kidding. :pinkiecrazy:

5813946 I wouldn't be..........................................:rainbowderp:

Does anyone else, after reading the second chapter, want a short story about Rarity's middle school story? That would be nice.

5922614 Absolutely not. I'm still actively writing it.

The Diamond Dogs are east side huh? Fluttershy needs to represent.

Still good and I'm glad they've finally arrived but it looks dire doesn't it?

So Rainbow's from another neighbourhood and currently hunted down and hated by her old sports opponents. And Dagi's nearly gone.

.......Damn. :twilightoops:

Wow...they are taking a FUCK load of time getting there, to bad they dont have dbz time zones they could take as much time needed!

Really good story so far, but a bit confusing as well. They had 2 and a half days when Sonata first came to them, they took 24 hours to get to the apartment... Where'd the 36 hours go? Unless Sonata way way off on her estimate...
Other than that I'm really liking it, and the stories do touch at the heartstrings, especially Applejacks.

Dude, continue this story. Please. :fluttercry:

By the way, I liked how you wrote Rainbow in this story. :pinkiehappy:

Gah! Cliffhanger!

Wow Adagio, so much for self-esteem and respect.


NO! Adagio, don't do it! :fluttercry: :raritycry: :raritydespair:

NO! NO, I NEED THE NEXT CHAPTER! When will it most likely come out? YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME!

You know what? Fuck cliffhangers, fuck reading.

Well that's a bittersweet ending. I sorta wish there'd been a last-minute save, but I guess that would've been a bit of a Deus Ex Machina.

Still, good story. Sad but sweet.

Such a bittersweet ending. Adagio doing her swan song for Aria and Sonata all along and the two of them graduating as friends with the Rainbooms and remembering Adagio.

Good stuff. :pinkiesad2:

Didn't expect her to actually die, that one got to me. :pinkiegasp:

This was a generally well written story but i find myself unable to upvote it. The stories that were told were good but didn't move the actual story forward in any way. Why would they bother telling Sonata when Adagio was the one that would have benefited at that point? Perhaps if this was after Adagio died it would've made sense. It just took too long to get to Adagio considering the entire story centered around her. Especially with the description you currently have posted. They didn't find out it was hard to save a life until the last chapter, or possibly the very end of the second to last chapter. I think it would be better if they saw how their stories were ineffective when told to Adagio but we only have Pinkie's to go on which apparently took the entire three hours remaining in her Swan Song.

Additionally I'm having a hard time understanding where all of their time went. Sonata can't be so much of an idiot that she mistakes just under a day for 2 days 18 hours and 46 minutes. Then it turns out they don't even have that long. It just seemed like you figured out you wanted them to get there at the last second part way through so you ended up reducing the time for no reason. It would have been easy to go back and change the amount of time they had and put that up in an author's note but as it is I'm just left confused.

Overall these were a good series of short stories that really tugged at the heart strings but the overarching narrative between them makes the whole story fall a little flat. This all being said I am looking forward to whatever you might do in the future since the story was able to move me. Especially when you find out Adagio is doing this for the survival of her friends rather than out of depression or the like. Very moving. Best wishes in your future endeavors.


well, damn.:applejackconfused: That happened. Her Dad seriously thought giving her own place and a monthly stipend would work huh? Sorry dude, this is Fluttershy. She'd go without food before she let her animals starve.

You can stop the feels anytime, you know that right? I am emotionally weak at 1 in the morning. This is not helping.

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