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This story is a sequel to Long Road to Friendship

It is a new year for Sunset Shimmer; a fresh chance at real happiness with her five best friends and her girlfriend. But Sunset is constantly troubled by her uncertain future, and haunted by the consequences of her past.

For her battle against Princess Twilight has drawn forth ancient forces with eyes on the last bastion of magic: Canterlot City.

As darkness closes in, Sunset must find her light and guide her friends to defend their world against old rivals and legends best left forgotten, all while dealing with their ever-looming futures.

But when graduation comes, what will Sunset Shimmer do? For she is still a stranger in this world, with or without her friends, and the road before her guarantees nothing.

Of course, with the universe conspiring against her, it'll be a miracle if she even makes it that far...

Story plot edited by HenryAnthonyCourtler
Pre-read by DrakeyC
Wonderful cover art designed by HanasakiYunarin!
Text added by Amber Spark!
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Presenting the French translation!

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Comments ( 3744 )

Today is awesome, Legends of Everfree leaks early and story comes out!
Today is a good day.

Of course, with the universe conspiring against her, it'll be a miracle if she even makes it that far...

I don't know why I laughed as hard as I did at this, but still, graduation doesn't seem so scary while you're fighting the universe. :rainbowlaugh: I can't wait to dig into this story. I knew there was going to be a sequel, but I completely forgot about this story! So I'm happy to see this come out of nowhere. :pinkiehappy:


Igneous. As in the type of rock.

Other then that, I'm so excited for this sequel!

Pinkie snorted. “Come on, Sunset, that’s not that embarrassing. Not like the time you turned in—”



Pinkie pressed her face into the table while she held her shin underneath. Sunset sat up straight, trying her hardest to play off her lightning quick kick. She took a bite of her cookie and asked, “You okay, Pinks?”

I laughed my fudging butt off during this scene. Though I had to admit, kicking someone under a table and getting away with it isn't as easy as others think. And for that, applause.

I forgot how much I loved this story, and how I missed that there were no more updates to Long Road as it had concluded (a wonderful conclusion at that), so yay that the continuation is now here! Perfect conclusion to Sunset day/week.

Okay this time i'm waiting until it's complete come on Chelsea you can do this
Me:no I can't resist must read the first chapter at least
Sunset: Um Chelsea what are you doing?
Me: I'm resisting sunset i'm resisting on finding out
Sunsset looked at me questiongly as she looked over my shoulder at what I was about to read on my iPhone. Sunset Shimmer blushed hard
Sunset : They really make Twilight Sparkle and I a couple? She said
Me: Yes ! You two are just so cute together Sunset
Sunset shimmer kept blushing
Sunset: well... err I supose we would make a good couple but idk if Twilight is even like that. I turned around and I started to freak out.
Me: Oh my God ! Sunset! Do you do you?
Sunset: Yes! I have a crush on Twilight Sparkle ! Just then my door opened revealing Twilight herself with her face as red as Sunset Shimmer's
Me: well I got to go girls I'm meeting the other five at Sugarcube Corner I can't wait to. Tell them the news see ya! I quickly ran out of the room. With both Twilight and Sunset yelling after me.
Me : and success sunlight forever

lol yea I got bored I've been wanting to write a sunlight story with my oc and kind of make it a love triangle but idk if it will be any good what do you guys think ? Long road to Friendship really got me to want to start writting sunlight stories but I just don't know where to start

Haven't read it yet but i'm super excited, this posting today really made my day even better since Legend of Everfree dropped early (I got links and downloads for those who want it NO SPOILERS!)

Anyway Keep up the good work Alibi and thanks for the new reading material, your work always puts me in a good mood and Long Road to Friendship is still my favorite story of yours but I'm sure you knew that already. Anyway nuff of my rambling, lets read!:pinkiehappy:

This cover reminds me too much of an anime advertisement poster.

That's a good thing.

Great to see the polished up version. I knew you could fit in the suggested additions nicely. ^___^

Have not read yet... and had to do this:

Love to see the uber-aggressive vs the uber-dramatic conflict.

And for some reason when i read Moondancer's dialog this background music plays in my head.

And you shouldn't let cannon stop you. They call it "fan" fiction for a reason. Looking forward to what will come of this!

A war is coming, and none will be spared from its horror.

Great job on this one, cant wait for more.

Its HAPPENING!!!:yay::pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss::raritystarry::twilightsmile:
I need to finish another story then I'm hitting this like a meteor

She and Trixie disliked each other anymore, but any time they were in the car, an odd silence hung over them that Sunset could never quite hurdle over. I think you should add the word "didn't" in between "Trixie" and "disliked" and remove the "d" at the end of "disliked."

But spectacular chapter and start to the story! Sunset is as awesome and funny as ever and boy are things gonna get messy between her and Moondancer over Twilight. Looking forward to the next chapter! :D

Oh Boy!
This is off to a nice start. A good catch-up chapter for those who might not re-read the original just before starting this one (Philistines!).

Looking forward to reading more.



I can't help but half wonder, half hope sunset gets into anothet physical altercation in this story like she did with rainbow in long road

Ah, both scenes with Rainbow in them still make me laugh, even if this is my fifth reading through.

Oh, and, Sunset, if you still want a Susan, just contact me. I'm assured they are particularly... fond of people like Moony. *Laughs manically* Mine is an evil laugh!

Looks like the long-awaited sequel has finally arrived. I'm going to be holding this story to some unfairly high expectations, what with how much I loved the first one and all. Everything about it is already so promising, I just don't know if I'll be able to read this concurrently with the number of other things I'm reading. I think I just might have to.



This is a great start. You've improved tremendously on your writing, keep it up!

Here it is, the long awaited sequel to Long Road to Friendship!

And I'm loving it! :pinkiehappy:

I'm really liking what you're doing with Moondancer, she really has me interested. I can't wait to see her future conflict with Sunset as the chapters progress.

And I can't wait to see the Sirens make a appearance :raritywink:

The demon grinned. “That’s because you have nowhere to go!” She grabbed Sunset in one hand and raised her to her face. “You will wander forever!” The demon opened her mouth, preparing to devour Sunset.

The Ansem to her Riku. Except she can't temper what's left of the darkness inside Sunset's heart to give her a badass transformation.

“I made pancaaaakes!” she sang, flipping two more golden brown pastries off the skillet and onto a plate.

Making pancakes, a true art, knowing when the pan is hot enough, knowing when to flip the pancake over, how to make the most of ever drop of batter, that is the mark of a true Breakfast Chef.

“Haggis,” Pinkie said, narrowing her eyes. “Believe me, I’ve tried.”


“Sheep intestines cooked in its own stomach,” Twilight said, turning green at the thought.
“And now I wish I hadn’t asked.”


“Nah. She just likes to be funny. Or at least, attempt to be funny. If she really wanted someone, I’m sure half the boys on the sports teams would love to get with her. Some of the girls, too.”

And half the fandom.

But how did Sunset tell her that she still had a literal demon haunting her from time to time; reminding her of her past failures and cruelties, reminding her what awaited if she slipped up at any moment?

Lots of people have their own inner demons. Just, not that literally.

“This is statistically impossible,” Twilight muttered.

Rule of Funny's a bitch.

Since Selena enforced a firm ‘no magic’ rule in the kitchen, dishes were cleaned the old fashioned way. Sunset always helped, feeling it was the least she could do cover her free room and board. Once she finished, she headed upstairs to her room, Spot right on her heels.

Don't want a Sorcerer's Apprentice happening.

Moondancer curtsied. “I am Moondancer. Pleasure to make your acquaintance. And how shall I address you, good sir?”

I burst out laughing at this point. :rainbowlaugh:

"Admiral Shimmer, all turbo laser batteries are trained on the traitor's ship and all TIEs are ready for launch."
Come on Sunny, go all Mara Jade on her ass!

Ooh, nice selection! I approve!

Oh it is on as rarity would say. I forsee sunset throwing the first punch and drawing blood. Thus screwing up as moondancer said. Only sunset will fix it by making a deal with the sirens.

“So, uhh, Sunset… do you like science?”
“Obviously, Sparky, otherwise, I wouldn’t be here.”
“Because I have my ion you.”

Beautiful. I've been waiting for this for so long :twilightsmile:

Okay, no spoilers. Just do not read the thread I've posted and you will be fine... And any other similar by the way.


BTW, do they actually offer AP Trig? To seniors? I mean, I sucked at math, and didn't ever take calculus, but AP Calc was the heavy iron for the senior smart set back in the paleolithic.

OH YOU SNEEKY POPO! its here thank Jebus and his busses.Tho dont have time to reed it now im setting my expectations high plus im gona reread long road

To be honest, I was going to comment some heartfelt, intelligent review on how frankly amazing this is, but all my head is capable of right now is a very loud, very happy scream. So I think I'll comment that instead.


It goes on for quite a bit longer, but I think you get the gist.

Okay after the very first sentence that Moondancer spoke this sound started playing in my head, I think it will make a good theme for her: https://youtu.be/29ekPfJih1M

The girl dipped her head once. “Forgive me, I was merely interested in your book of choice. It’s not everyday I see someone trying to read up on the great Shakespeare.”

Great nowadays, back then, less so.

“Well, any thespian, Broadway or otherwise, should be well-versed in their Shakespeare. Not only was he the greatest playwright of all time, but he was a philosopher of the spoken and written word.” Her eyes twinkled in admiration.


“Hmmhmmhmm.” The girl held a hand over her mouth as she giggled. “You may call me Moondancer.”

Damn, unexepected.

“Hey, it’s one thing if they hate me for making their lives miserable.” Sunset raised a fist. “If anyone wants to say something about me dating another girl, I’ll gladly knock their teeth out.”

I'll hold them down.

The girl cupped Twilight’s face, gazing lovingly into Twilight’s eyes. “And I missed you, my little star! It was as if my heart had been rent asunder when we were separated! But lo! Here we are again!”

Hey, can you ham it up just a bit more? I need some more for some sandwiches.

Moondancer looked up, her eyes sparkling with what Sunset believed was pure narcissism. “Allow me to properly introduce myself!” She jumped back and spun in a circle with her arms spread wide, her large sleeves billowing in the breeze. She stopped and posed, one hand raised above her head with the other across her mouth. “I am the girl with many faces.” She moved her arms in slow, wide circles and swayed her body to an invisible song. “I am the goddess of dance.” She held her arms perpendicular to her body and placed one foot in front of the other. Her body subtly leaned forward, then she sprang up into the air with a backflip and landed again on her feet. “I am she who walks on stardust.” She crossed one leg in front of the other and gave a deep bow.
“I am Moondancer.”

And more theatrical than me at my most flamboyant.

She opened her eyes and twirled around before taking Twilight’s hands again. “And the first thing I did upon my return was beg father to let me transfer. So voila! Here I am—here we are! Together again!”

The Scout from TF2 talks less than you.

Moondancer curtsied. “I am Moondancer. Pleasure to make your acquaintance. And how shall I address you, good sir?”

Bad move!

I don’t think there’s a rule saying you get in trouble if you break into detention…

... She's not wrong.

Moondancer stood up and held her arms out. “Trixie, sweetie!” She kissed Trixie on both cheeks and gave her a squeeze. “My dear, it’s been so long! How are you?”
“Trixie is doing fantastic! She sees you’re looking just as good as ever.”

Oh god there's two of them.


Other than that, nice premises. I am looking forward to the rest of this already amazing sequel. Have a fave and follow.

“Because I have my ion you.”

Trixie rose her head to the light and shrugged. “We used to play together a lot when we were little. Honestly, Trixie thinks she was a little full of herself.”

You didn't know that you fell.

Rainbow leaned over to Sunset and whispered, “Seriously, who uses the word ‘jest’?”


Moondancer raised a hand to they sky. “Absolutely stunning! There are no adequate words to describe the sheer beauty of the City of Lights!”

City of Lights my ass! I've lived there, Moony, you try going in Winter, it is miserable.

You’re strong


“Except for me; my debut was perfect. But that’s beside the point.”

You're getting annoying.

Twilight shoved a cookie into Sunset’s mouth. “Sunset cuddles and makes babies noises at the puppies in the animal shelter!”

We ALL do.

Moondancer just continued to smile at her, but it was the intelligent kind of smile Sunset knew all too well. She had given it to her opponents whenever she knew more than they did, which was most of the time. “Sunset, as an actor, I’ve learned to read people quite well, and I have the distinct feeling you don’t like me.”

Moondancer smiled and closed her eyes. “Oh, I won’t have to. You’ll screw it up eventually. And when you do, I’ll be waiting for my little star with open arms.”

... Bitch!

As a certain crossdessing girl that works at a host club would say: "I hate these damn rich people!"

I know Sunset have a tendency to let her darker side screw things up, but I think Moondancer will be more than just a love rival in the long run...

-Slow clapping and approving nodding-

Thats...what the FUCK I'm talkin' bout! Defend your fucking Waifu Sunset! Moondancer you'd best step back girl xD Also The Dazzlings are coming to town! Can kinda see shades of where this is going but I'm loving it so far! Brilliant work as always Alibi; you've still got it!:pinkiehappy::twilightsmile::yay:

7594195 Exactly! Sunset is secretly thinking "Bitch I WILL BREAK YOU"

7594041 Right? It's like Celestia decided to just say 'screw the rules let me remind brony's that I still exist'

Very glad to have this back! The chapters have been great - to no one's surprise - and I can't wait to see where things go!

She and Trixie disliked each other anymore

I think this sentence is a little off? Maybe I just read it wrong, but it seems like something was changed at some point and this is the result.

7594541 nah yeah I noticed small little errors like that but they are very few and far between

7594241 Settle down now Ink, we wouldn't want you to lose what little passes as your mind. :rainbowwild: Unless it's too late for that. :rainbowlaugh:

Wow. Moondancer's a bitch.

Moondancer seems to have wandered out of an Ace Attorney game and gotten lost here.

Haven't read it yet, but had to Favorite it right away. Once work is over, it'll be time to dive back in!:heart:

“It was lovely to meet you, Sunset Shimmer. I can’t wait to learn more about your character.”

I'm not sure if that's a fourth wall break, or just a theatre allusion.

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